Monday, February 1, 2010

Indian Air Force Issues RFP for 75 Basic Trainer Aircraft

Ravi Sharma

Looking to acquire 75 basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Ministry of Defence has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to a dozen global aircraft manufacturers. The manufacturers including such global names as Embraer (aircraft name in brackets) (Tucano), Pilatus (PC-7 or PC-/9), Raytheon (T-6 Texan), Finmeccanica (M-311), Grob Aircraft Company (G-120TP), EADS PZL (PZL-130-TC-11 Orik) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KT-1) are required to submit their proposals by March 17. ..........Hindu


M-311 like turboprop trainer? LoL :D

m-311 aka s-211 is the only turbofan trainer in basic airforce training,my choice would be pc9/pc21 which would also double in advanced training hence saving time/money on advanced jet trainer.

oh i forgot to add,how many decades will it take for IAF to arrive at the decision , that AJT took over 25 years to decide and buy. LOL.

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