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List of active Indian military aircraft


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List of active Indian military aircraft is a list of military aircraft currently in service with the Indian Armed Forces. Figures are sourced from Flight International (Flightglobal.com).

Contents
1 Indian Air Force 2 Indian Naval Air Arm 3 Army Aviation Corps (India) 4 Indian Coast Guard 5 UAVs 6 See also 7 Notes 8 References 9 External links 10 Bibliography

Indian Air Force


See also: Indian Air Force Aircraft Photo Origin Role Version Quantity[1] Note

Fixed-wing aircraft Beriev A-50 Phalcon Israel Russia


[Note 1]

AEW&C

A-50E/I

2 more on order.

EMB-145 AEWCS

India Brazil

AEW&C

3 Under Development by DRDO. Total 272 on order. 3 have been lost to crashes.[3] To be Upgraded to MiG-29UPG Standard.[4] 13 lost to crashes between 1994 and 2011.[5] One more MiG-29 lost to crash on June 24, 2013.[6] 59 were

Sukhoi Su30MKI

Russia India

Air Superiority Su-30MKI Fighter

170[2]

Mikoyan MiG29

Soviet Union

Air Superiority MiG-29 Fighter (9.12B)

66

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Dassault Mirage 2000

Multirole France Fighter Aircraft

M2000H 51 TH

59 were purchased,[7] 7 aircraft [8][9] including 2 trainers have crashed.[10][11][12] The current fleet of 51 will be upgraded to Mirage 2000-5 Mk2 standard between 2011 and 2020.[13][14][15] To be phased out by 2019. Latest crash occurred on 14 July 2013. 1 delivered with 79 on order. Not yet in operational service. To be phased out by 2025.[citation needed ] One lost on 12 February 2013.[3] Undergoing upgrades to prolong service life. 10 more on order.[1]

MiG21Bis MikoyanGurevich MiG21 Soviet Union India Fighter Aircraft MiG21Bison 264[16] MiG21M/MF Mark I HAL Tejas India Fighter Aircraft Trainer MikoyanGurevich MiG27 Bahadur Soviet Union Ground-Attack MiG-27ML Aircraft 8

90

SEPECAT Jaguar

France M/S Ground-Attack United Aircraft T Kingdom United Reconnaissance IV SRA-4 States

149

Gulfstream III

Ilyushin Il-78 MKI

Russia
[Note 2]

Tanker Aircraft IL-78MKI

C-17 Globemaster

United Transport States Aircraft

Globemaster 2 III

2 delivered, 8 more on order.[17]

Ilyushin Il-76 Candid

Soviet Union

Transport Aircraft

Il-76MD

17

C-130J Super Hercules

United Transport States Aircraft

C-130J

6 more on order.

Used to transport a maximum of up to 42 fully equipped troops


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Antonov An-32 Cline

Soviet Union

Transport Aircraft

An-32

109

fully equipped troops or light cargo. Currently being upgraded in Ukraine to prolong service life. To be replaced under a $2.4 billion program.[18]

Hawker Siddeley HS 748

United Airliner Kingdom (Passenger) India Utility Transport

HS 748-100 59

Saras

India

15 on Order.

Dornier Do 228

Germany India

Utility Transport

Do 228-201 40

IAI Astra 1125

Israel

VIP Transport 1125 Astra

BAE Hawk

United Kingdom Trainer Aircraft Hawk 132 India India Trainer Aircraft HJT-16 HJT-16II

65

60 more on order.

HAL HJT-16 Kiran HAL HJT-36 Sitara

81

India

Trainer Aircraft

16 on order. 63 more to be delivered, with a possible order for another 37,[20] and a follow up order of an additional 100.[21][22] Current fleet of around 70 aircraft grounded. Being replaced by Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft, of which 75 have been ordered.

Pilatus PC-7

Switzerland

Trainer Aircraft Mk

14[19]

HAL HPT-32 Deepak

India

Trainer Aircraft

Helicopters HAL Rudra India en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_active_Indian_military_aircraft Attack ALH-WSI 4 Total of 16 on order. 3/10

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HAL Rudra HAL Light Combat Helicopter Mil Mi-35 Hind-E

India

Attack Helicopter Attack helicopter

ALH-WSI

Total of 16 on order.

India

LCH

65 on order. Will be replaced by 22 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. 103 More Mi-17V5 on order. 1 Mi17V5 crashed on 25-6-2013 Will be complemented by Boeing CH-47 Chinook of which 15 is being ordered. 9 more on order,[23] Deal on hold as of February 2013 due to corruption charges. 65 more on order.

Soviet Union

Attack Helicopter

Mi-35

27

Mil Mi-8 Mi-17

Soviet Union

Transport Helicopter

Mi-8 150 Mi-17

Mil Mi-26 Halo

Soviet Union

Transport Helicopter

Mi-26

AgustaWestland AW101

Italy

Transport Helicopter

AW101

HAL Dhruv

India

Utility Helicopter

Dhruv

47

HAL Cheetah

France Utility India Helicopter

SA 315B Cheetal

24[24] 10

HAL Chetak

France Utility Helicopter India

SA-316B

74

Indian Naval Air Arm


See also: Indian Naval Air Arm Photo Aircraft Origin Role Version Quantity[25] Note MiG29K

Fixed-wing aircraft
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Mikoyan MiG-29K

Russia

Fighter aircraft

29K

16 25 more on order

MiG4 29KUB FRS51 T4 10 V/STOL 2

BAE Sea Harrier

United Fighter [Note 3] aircraft Kingdom

Boeing P-8 Poseidon

United States

Maritime Patrol

P-8I 1 Neptune

11 more on order.[26][27]

Tupolev Tu142 Bear

Soviet Union

Bomber

Tu142M

Being replaced by 12 Boeing P-8 Poseidon.

Ilyushin Il-38 May

Soviet Union

Maritime Patrol

Il-38SD 5 Do 228101 1 Do 228- 25 201 8

Dornier Do 228

Germany India

Utility Aircraft

6 more on order.[1]

HAL HJT-16 Kiran

India

Trainer Aircraft

HAL HPT-32 Deepak

India

Trainer Aircraft Helicopters

Kamov Ka-31 Helix-B

Russia

Airborne early warning Antisubmarine warfare

Westland Sea United King Kingdom

22 5

Search & Rescue, Utility Transport Antisubmarine warfare Utility

[1]

Sikorsky SHUnited 3 Sea King States


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Helicopter

Kamov Ka-25 Soviet Hormone Union

Antisubmarine warfare Antisubmarine warfare Utility Helicopter

[1]

Kamov Ka-28 Helix-A Arospatiale SA 316 Alouette III

Russia

13

[1]

France India

SA316B 30 SA319 25

HAL Dhruv

India

Utility Helicopter

More on order.[citation needed ]

Army Aviation Corps (India)


See also: Army Aviation Corps (India)

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Photo

Aircraft HAL Rudra HAL Light Combat Helicopter HAL Dhruv

Origin India

Role Attack Helicopter Attack helicopter Utility helicopter Light Attack helicopter Utility helicopter

Version Quantity[25] Note ALHWSI 2 Total of 60 on order, first 20 to be delivered by 2013.[28] 114 on order.

India

LCH

India

45

179 on order.[1] Developed from HAL Cheetah.

HAL Lancer

France India France India

12 SA 316B 60 Chetak SA 315B Cheetah HAL Cheetal 6

HAL Chetak

To be replaced.

HAL Cheetah

France India

Utility helicopter

48

To be replaced. 22 HAL Cheetal on order[29]

Mi-17V Hip

Soviet Transport Union Helicopter

Indian Coast Guard


See also: Indian Coast Guard Photo Aircraft HAL Dhruv Origin India Role Utility helicopter Version Quantity Note 9

HAL Chetak

India Utility France helicopter Maritime Surveillance Search & Rescue

18

India Dornier Do 228 Germany

Do 228101

38

By 31 July 2013[30]

UAVs
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Note: The Indian Armed Forces operate a number of UAVs split between the three service branches. Photo Aircraft Origin Role Unmanned combat air vehicle Version Quantity Note A small UCAV that homes into enemy radar emissions destroying both itself and the enemy radar. In service with Indian Air Force. A small UCAV that homes into enemy radar emissions destroying both itself and the enemy radar. In service with Indian Air Force. In service with Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. A small target drone in service with the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy.[31]

IAI Harpy

Israel

IAI Harop

Israel

Unmanned combat air vehicle

10

IAI Heron

Israel

Unmanned aerial vehicle

Heron I 50+ Heron II

DRDO Lakshya

India

Target drone

39

DRDO Nishant

India

Unmanned aerial vehicle

12+

In service with the Indian Army.

IAI Searcher

Israel

Unmanned aerial vehicle

Searcher II 100+ Searcher I

In service with the Indian Army.

See also
Currently active military equipment by country Military of India Indian Air Force Indian Naval Air Arm Future of the Indian Air Force

Notes
1. ^ With Israeli EL/W-2090 radar system. 2. ^ Assembled in Uzbekistan, with Israeli designed fuel-transfer system. 3. ^ Fitted with Israeli EL/M-2032 radar.

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External links
The Official Home Page of Indian Air Force. (http://indianairforce.nic.in/show_unit_page.php?pg_id=23&cat=F)

Bibliography
International Institute for Strategic Studies; Hackett, James (ed.) (3 February 2010). The Military Balance 2010. London: Routledge. ISBN 1857435575. Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_active_Indian_military_aircraft&oldid=569546128" Categories: Indian military aircraft Lists of military aircraft Indian Air Force This page was last modified on 21 August 2013 at 09:11. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization.

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