Monday, 22 June 2015

Indian Air Force Procurement Plan

Specifications, contractual setup and workshare has been finalised with HAL by Dassault Aviation. Initial 18 to be procured as fly-away and remaining 108 to be licensed-produced by HAL in Bengaluru
If a contract is signed this year, 
then the first batch of aircraft
would be delivered by 2017.
PMF (FGFA) 5th Generation Fighter
PMF preliminary design phase (PDP) completed in June 2013. Series production expected to commence in 2022. Su-30 MKI would have ended by then.
To take place in 2022-2025 
time frame. HAL to commence
flight testing of IAF variant in
Sukhoi Su-30 MKI
Total of 272 ordered till date. HAL will complete delivery of 222 aircraft it has on order by 2019-2020
More than 150 Su-30 MKI 
are in IAF service
Mirage 2000 Upgrade
Two aircraft being upgraded at present in France. Remaining 47 aircraft to be upgraded by HAL in Bengaluru
Upgrade of all aircraft scheduled 
to be completed by 2021.
MiG 29 Upgrade
First of upgraded aircraft to enter service this year
Upgrade of 60 plus aircraft 
will be completed by middle
of 13th plan
Jaguar Upgrade
Contract signed with HAL
Upgrade of all aircraft will 
be completed by end of
13th plan
LCA ‘Tejas’ Mk1
FOC to be obtained by end of 2014
Two squadrons to be inducted 
by end of 12th plan
Pilatus PC-7 Mk II
Basic Trainer
RFI for additional 106 trainers to be acquired through ‘buy & make (Indian)’ has been released
Already in service with 
37 trainers delivered as
of May this year
HJT 36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT)
IOC yet to be obtained
Entry into service likely to be 
delayed by a few years
Hawk Mk-132 Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT)
Orders for 20 more Hawks for Surya Kiran display likely to be placed by next year
All 66 from first order have 
been delivered. Deliveries
underway as part of additional
contract for 40
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
First prototype likely to be ready this year
Induction into service likely to 
take place by end of 12th plan
Reconnaissance & Surveillance Helicopter
Winner yet to be declared
Advanced Light Helicopter
Dhruv Mk4 deliveries currently underway
All Dhruv helicopter deliveries to completed
by end of 12th plan
Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)
65 on order for IAF
IOC likely to be obtained by 2015
Medium Lift Helicopter
All 71 Mi-17V-5 helicopters to be delivered by next year
80 helicopters from previous 
order are already in service
Heavy Lift Helicopter
Boeing Ch-47 D Chinook declared winner
Order for 15 helicopters has 
been delayed
Attack Helicopter
Boeing AH-64 D Apache block 3 selected
Order for 22 helicopters has 
been delayed
VVIP Helicopters
Order for 12 VVIP AW 101 helicopters terminated in January this year
Three helicopters delivered 
to the IAF before the order was terminated

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