Indian Air force is in top 5 air craft power in the world, it may be 3rd or 4rth air craft power in technology and in numbers,
first we talk about the latest technology called stealth technology and then about our Air craft power with versions & no.
Stealth aircraft are aircraft that use stealth technology to avoid detection by employing a combination of features to interfere with Radar as well as reduce visibility in the infrared, visual, audio, and radio frequency spectrum. Development of stealth technology likely began in Germany during world war 2. Well-known modern examples of stealth aircraft include the United States’ F-117 nighthawk , the B-2 spirit , the f-22 raptor ,and the F-35 lighting 2
While no aircraft is totally invisible to radar, stealth aircraft make it difficult for conventional radar to detect or track the aircraft effectively, increasing the odds of a successful attack. Stealth is the combination of passive low observable (LO) features and active emitters such as Low Probability of Intercept Radars, radios and laser designators. These are usually combined with active defenses such as chaff,flares & ECM . It is accomplished by using a complex design philosophy to reduce the ability of an opponent’s sensors to detect, track, or attack the stealth aircraft. This philosophy also takes into account the heat, sound, and other emissions of the aircraft as these can also be used to locate it.
Full-size stealth combat aircraft demonstrators have been flown by the United States (in 1977), Russia (in 2010) and China (in 2011), while the US military has already adopted three stealth designs, and is preparing to adopt another.
The Stealth aircraft will continue to play a valuable role in air combat with the United States using the F-22 raptor, B-2 Spirit, and the F-35 lighting 2(single engine single seater) to perform a variety of operations.
The Russian Sukhoi Pak FA stealth multi-role fighter is scheduled to be introduced from 2015, to perform a wide variety of missions. frnds …First u have to know that pak fa doesn’t mean pakistan fa, PAK FA means [ Perspektivnyi Aviatsionnyi Kompleks Frontovoi Aviatsyi – Future Air Complex for Tactical Air Forces]. This intermediate class twin-engined fighter will be larger than a MiG-29 and smaller than a Su-27
The Sukhoi/Hal FGFA ,SU30 mki the Indian version of the Su Pak FA is scheduled to be introduced from 2017 in higher numbers, also to perform a wide variety of missions.
BrahMos missile under Su-30MKI maquette. MAKS-2009, the Su 30 mki is 4th + generation semi stealth plane make us proud
The China plans to introduce the Chendgu J-20 stealth multi-role fighter round 2018. A prototype was flown in early 2011
in India we are depending on Sukhoi SU-30 Mki , MIG- 29 ,Jaguar and Mirage 200 etc….
there are many type of plane in our air force like- 1—fighter air craft (long & small distance), 2-Air Superiority Fighter,3-Ground-attack,4-bomber,5-Cargo Aircraft,6-Aerial Refueling, 7-Airliner, 8-Airborne Early Warning,9-Trainer, 10-Interceptor 11-Anti-submarine warfare 12-Light Transport Aircraft etc….
now i am posting air crafts name ,type and versions with quantity
See also: Indian Air Force
|NOTES (till 2011 dec)|
|Ilyushin Il-78 MKI||Russia[Note 1]||Aerial Refueling||IL-78MKI||7
|Beriev A-50 Phalcon||Russia[Note 2]||Airborne Early Warning||A-50E/I||3
||3 more on order..|
|Hawker Siddeley HS 748||United Kingdom||Airliner||HS 748-100||55
||Manufactured under licence by HAL. A new RFI has been issued to replace for $ 2.4 billion.
|Sukhoi Su-30MKI|| Russia
|Air Superiority Fighter||Su-30MKI||157
||Total 272 on order. 3 have been lost to crashes. Manufactured under licence by HAL
|Mikoyan MiG-29||Soviet Union||Air Superiority Fighter||MiG-29||68
||To be Upgraded to MiG-29UPG Standard.
|Ilyushin Il-76 Candid||Soviet Union||Cargo Aircraft||Il-76MD||17
|C-130J Super Hercules||United States||Cargo Aircraft||C-130J||6
||6 more on order.|
|Antonov An-32 Cline||Soviet Union||Cargo Aircraft||An-32||108
||Currently being upgraded in Ukraine to prolong service life.|
|Dassault Mirage 2000||France||Fighter Aircraft||M2000H
||Two lost to crashes in 2012. Remaining to be upgraded to Mirage 2000-5 Mk2 standard.|
|HAL Tejas||India||Fighter Aircraft||Mark I||1
||Another 39 Tejas Mark I on order.|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 Bahadur||Soviet Union||Ground-attack||MiG-27ML||102
||To be phased out by 2025. Manufactured under licence by HAL|
|SEPECAT Jaguar|| France
||Manufactured under licence by HAL.|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21||Soviet Union||Interceptor||MiG21Bis
||Manufactured under licence by HALTo be phased out 2017.|
|Gulfstream III||United States||Reconnaissance||IV SRA-4||2
|HAL HPT-32 Deepak||India||Trainer||Current fleet of around 70 aircraft grounded. Being replaced by Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft, of which 75 have been ordered.|
|HAL HJT-16 Kiran||India||Trainer||HJT-16
|BAE Hawk||United Kingdom||Trainer||Hawk 132||35
||70 more on order. Manufactured under licence by HAL.|
|Dornier Do 228|| Germany
|Utility Transport||Do 228-201||28
||12 more on order. Manufactured under licence by HAL.|
|IAI Astra 1125||Israel||VIP Transport||1125 Astra||1
See also: Indian Naval Air Arm
|Mikoyan MiG-29K||Russia||Fighter aircraft||MiG-29K
|34 more on order.|
|BAE Sea Harrier||United Kingdom[Note 3]||V/STOL Fighter aircraft||FRS51
|Tupolev Tu-142 Bear||Soviet Union||Maritime Patrol
|Tu-142M||8||To be replaced by 12 Boeing P-8 Poseidon.|
|Ilyushin Il-38 May||Soviet Union||Maritime Patrol
|Dornier Do 228|| Germany
|Light Transport Aircraft||Do 228-101
|To be replaced by NAL Saras.|
lets talk about Sukhoi su 30 our best air craft next is Rafael (in next blog i will write about other fighter plane with his history and technology)
Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO power name is Flanker -H) is an Air superiority Fighter jointly developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter.
Development of the variant started after India signed a deal with Russia in 2000 to manufacture 140 Su-30 fighter jets. The first Russian-made Su-30MKI variant was accepted into the Indian Air Force in 2002, while the first indigenously assembled Su-30MKI entered service with the IAF in 2004. In 2007, the IAF ordered 40 additional MKIs. The IAF has 157 Su-30MKIs in active service as of January 2012;it plans to have a fleet of 272. The Su-30MKI is expected to form the backbone of the Indian Air Force’s fighter fleet to 2020 and beyond.
The aircraft is tailor-made for Indian specifications and integrates Indian systems and avionics as well as French and Israeli subsystems. It has abilities similar to the Sukhoi Su-35 with which it shares many features and components