Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Current Affairs, GK & News
Flight Lieutenant Mohana Singh has become the first woman fighter pilot to fly by day a Hawk advanced jet aircraft. She achieved the feat at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station in West Bengal. Lt Mohana’s training involved flying both air-to-air combat and air-to-ground missions. She has undertaken many practice missions which involved firing of rockets, ..
Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth, who belongs to Darbhanga (Bihar), has created history by becoming the India’s first female fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to qualify to undertake combat missions for day operations on a fighter aircraft. This comes after she completed her day operational training as a fighter pilot on the MiG-21 Bison ..
Flying officer Avani Chaturvedi from Madhya Pradesh has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft solo. She flew a MiG-21 bison in her first solo sortie from IAF’s Jamnagar base in Gujarat on February 19. She is one of the three in the first batch of female pilots, besides ..
Topics: Avani Chaturvedi • Aviation • Bhawana Kanth • Chaturvedi • Fighter pilot • Indian Air Force • Indian people • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 • Mohana Singh Jitarwal • States and union territories of India
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has given initial operational clearance (IOC) to the upgraded Jaguar Darin-III twin-seat aircraft. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), certification agencies, trial team of the Aircraft Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE) and other agencies are involved in upgrading Jaguar from Darin-I (Display Attack Ranging Inertial Navigation) to Darin-III standard. This is a part of IAF’s ..
Recently, the Indian Armed Forces (Army and Air Force) is testing its war-fighting doctrine in the Barmer-Jaisalmer sector, in biggest ever war game. The frontline IAF fighter aircraft such as the Sukhoi-30, AWACS and UAVs provided live feed of war games to battle field commanders. Sixty thousand troops and 300 tanks participated in the exercise ..
Topics: Aircraft • Aviation • Defence Research and Development Organisation • Indian Air Force • Indian Armed Forces • Mikoyan MiG-27 • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 • Ministry of Defence • South Western Air Command • Sukhoi Su-30MKI
The Flying Coffins MiG-21s, which have been in news for frequent crashes, will be phased out by the Indian Air Force by 2017 and replaced by modern fighter aircraft such as Su-30MKI and indigenous LCA. The phase-out will begin from 2015-16 and last of the squadrons of the aircraft will be phased out by 2017 ..
Topics: Aircraft • Aviation • Canard aircraft • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited • Indian Air Force • Mikoyan MiG-29 • Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 • Multirole combat aircraft • Sukhoi Su-30 • Sukhoi Su-30MKI