Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Firepower of Air Force and skill of warriors fills our hearts with immense pride, says PM Modi

Exercise Iron Fist 2016: Firepower of Air Force and skill of warriors fills our hearts with immense pride, says PM Modi

The Thar desert on Friday witnessed a scintillating display of the might of the Indian Air Force with performance by air warriors and over 180 aircraft.

Turkey's military plane shoots down Russia's Sukhoi jet on Syria border

Turkey's military plane shoots down Russia's Sukhoi jet on Syria border

Russia on Tuesday said that the military plane Turkey shot down at the Syrian border was a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 jet, adding that the jet did not enter Turkish space.

SU-30 fighter pilots focusing on beyond visual range combat

IAF's Su-30 fighter plane pilots are focusing on beyond visual range combat and night flying capabilities even as they gear up for the installation of the 'game changer' BrahMos missiles, with a strike range of nearly 300 kms, in the aircraft.

Pawan Hans chopper untraced for 3rd day; Sukhoi joins ops

A Sukhoi jet joined the operations on Wednesday in Arunachal Pradesh to search the missing Pawan Hans helicopter with three persons on board but met with little success as the chopper remained untraced for the third day.

20 IAF fighter aircraft crashed in last 3 years: Manohar Parrikar

As many as 20 fighter aircraft, including 3 frontline Sukhois, of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have crashed in the last three years.

Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally bombs Baghdad, eight killed

A bomb fell from an Iraqi Sukhoi warplane and exploded in eastern Baghdad on Monday because of a "technical problem", killing at least eight people and wounding 17, officials said.

Vietnamese fighter jets collide during training: Report

Two Vietnamese fighter jets crashed into each other during a training exercise over the contested South China Sea on Thursday, state media have reported, without confirming the fate of the two pilots.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy flies Sukhoi, performs aerial acrobatics

 BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday flew in Sukhoi-30 MKI, the frontline fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force at Aero India 2015 air show here.

DNA: India grounds entire Sukhoi-30 fleet for safety checks

India has grounded its entire Sukhoi-30 fleet and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune. The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Su-30s would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review.

IAF to launch video game to attract youth

Seeking to attract youth, the Air Force is all set to launch a video game called `Guardians of the Sky` in which players can carry out virtual attacks on enemy targets flying a Su-30MKI combat aircraft.

Russian, Chinese firms in multi-billion-dollar jet deal

Russian aerospace giant Sukhoi said on Wednesday it had signed a preliminary deal to sell 100 jumbo jets to a group of Chinese firms worth an estimated USD 3.3 billion.

Additional Sukhoi squadron likely for Chabua base: IAF

An additional squadron of advanced combat aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI is likely to be stationed at the Indian Air Force`s eastern-most station in view of the strategic importance of the base.

Sukhoi T-50 completes first long-range flight

Russia`s prototype fifth-generation Sukhoi T-50 fighter jet has carried out its first long-range flight.

Australian Air chief tries hand at flying Su-30

Australian air chief Air Marshal Geoffrey Brown on Saturday tried his hand on India`s front line fighter plane Su-30 during his two-day visit to Jodhpur.

India in talks with Russia to upgrade Sukhoi combat jet fleet

India has opened talks with Russia to upgrade its fleet of air superiority Sukhoi Su-30s with a new radar and avionics to make the fighters more lethal than what they already are.

Poland to replace Sukhois with unmanned aircraft

Poland is also considering buying a multirole transport aircraft, possibly from Israel.

Sukhoi crashed near Pune due to unknown fault: IAF

The Su-30MKI aircraft crashed near Pune on Tuesday due to an unknown fault, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on Friday said.

Govt grants Dhoni, Sachin’s wish of flying Sukhoi

The Indian Defense Ministry has granted permission to batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Team India captain MS Dhoni to fly Su-30MKI (Sukhoi).

Dhoni to fly in frontline Sukhoi fighter

MS Dhoni will fly in a frontline Sukhoi fighter with the IAF making him an offer as a goodwill gesture after the team`s World Cup victory.

After Sukhoi, Prez Patil to ride a golf cart

After making history by flying in a frontline Sukhoi fighter jet a couple of years ago, President Pratibha Patil will hop on to a rather modest machine on her way to a beach here on Tuesday - a golf cart.