Sunday, October 17, 2010

DRDO, IAI, MBDA products to Improve Indian Air Force Air Defence Capabilities

In a recent interview, the Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik had been quoted saying that the Indian Air Force was close to having a 50 percent obsolence level in its equipment. This was largely a reference to the air defence capabilities of the Indian Air Force. For the past few years, however, the Government has moved to address these gaps in capabilities with the following orders / upgrades planned: * December 2010 - President Sarkozy's Visit: Formal accord likely to be signed and joint development work to begin for the 15-km.-range Indo-French Maitri short-range SAM (SR-SAM).

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