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12 octobre 2015 1 12 /10 /octobre /2015 16:35
Indian Air Force to allow women fighter pilots


GHAZIABAD, India, Oct. 9 (UPI)


Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha told reporters women will soon fly fighter jets, as the force marks its 83rd anniversary on Thursday. Raha said women already fly transport aircraft and helicopters, and that the Indian Air Force has plans to induct them into fighter positions, according to Indian news network NDTV. "I have no doubt that women will be able to overcome any physical limitations to become fighter pilots," he said. Currently, there are about 1,500 women serving in the Indian Air Force, making up about 8.5 percent of total personnel. This includes 94 pilots and 14 navigators. Historically, women were excluded from fighter pilot positions, like other combat positions, out of fear they would be subject to rape or torture in the event they were captured by an enemy. Women also hold administrative, medical and education positions within the Air Force, and are sometimes taken on aircraft as observers.

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23 février 2015 1 23 /02 /février /2015 20:35
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23.02.2015 avionslegendaires.net

Voilà une information qui pourrait peut-être assurer (enfin) la finalisation du contrat MMCRA en Inde. Selon la presse indienne, le président de Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), T. Suvarna Raju, a déclaré que l’avionneur indien était prêt à assumer l’entière responsabilité des Rafale produits en Inde si le contrat avec le français Dassault était signé. La petite phrase prend une signification toute particulière dans le contexte actuel de désaccord majeur entre l’Inde et Dassault sur la garantie des avions de combat Rafale produits par HAL. Pour rappel, le programme Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), pour lequel Dassault est en négociation exclusive depuis 2012, prévoit l’achat de 18 avions auprès de Dassault, fabriqués en France. Tandis que le reste doit être fabriqué sous licence par le constructeur indien HAL.


Lors d’une conférence de presse à Aero India 2015, le chef d’Etat-major de l’armée de l’air indienne, Arup Raha, a déclaré qu’il fallait rapidement compenser l’obsolescence et la baisse du nombre d’avions de chasse et qu’il était important pour l’IAF de mettre en oeuvre prochainement un appareil de combat moderne, sans toutefois spécifiquement nommé le Rafale. Ainsi ces mots on été : « Il est important que nous aillons un MMRCA. Je ne dirais pas le Rafale, mais nous avons besoin de l’avoir [MMRCA] le plus vite possible « .


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17 mars 2014 1 17 /03 /mars /2014 17:35
IAF transforming into strategic power: Chief


Mar 15, 2014 brahmand.com


KOLKATA (PTI): Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Friday said that the IAF was poised to transform into a strategic aerospace power with the ongoing modernisation.


"IAF (Indian Air Force) is on a trajectory of modernisation and is transforming into a strategic aerospace power with full spectrum capability," said ACM Raha in his address to the personnel at Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal.


He also urged all personnel to display exemplary leadership in pursuit of excellence.


Accompanied by wife Lily, Raha is on a four-day official visit in West Bengal to various defence establishments since Thursday.


At Kalaikunda, the air force chief also reviewed various measures being undertaken by the station towards operational commitments.


He also visited No 18 squadron and flew in a MiG-27 trainer aircraft with Gp Capt Ashish Rana, Commanding Officer of the squadron.


Earlier upon arrival at Kolkata he had called on Governor M K Narayanan at Raj Bhavan. He was scheduled to visit the Eastern Command's headquarter in Kolkata Saturday.


Raha also kept his promised date with his alma mater, Sainik School in Purulia, where he had studied from 1965 to 1970.


Addressing cadets of the school, he said it was a special pleasure to revisit it within three months since taking over as the Air Chief.


Talking to media-persons at Purulia, he described Sainik Schools as being among the best public schools that are building foundations for future leaders of our country.


"The Air Chief's visit has certainly overwhelmed the cadets who see him as their role model. This will not only motivate the cadets to aspire for a career in the Defence but will also boost the parents to encourage their children to become officers in the Armed Forces of the country," Principal Col B S Ghorpade said.

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