Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA)

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  • Prashanth Veer asked: What are the challenges facing India’s aerospace industry?

    Gp Capt (Dr.) Rajiv Kumar Narang (Retd.) replies: The Indian aerospace industry, which comprises manned and unmanned aeronautics, and the space industry, is passing through the most promising phase. India has set the goals of becoming the global drone hub by 2030 and achieving self-reliance (Atmanirbharta) in critical manned and unmanned aeronautics, as well as in space technologies.

    MMRCA Mess and the Need for Professionalism in the Defence Acquisition Process

    The CAG report relating to the Indian Air Force has highlighted various anomalies and the unprofessional manner in which defence acquisitions are handled.

    February 22, 2019

    New Twist in the MMRCA Tail

    New Twist in the MMRCA Tail

    MoD will do well to set up a crack team of experts from all fields to work out the terms of the proposed IGA keeping in view the larger picture of what happens after these 36 aircraft are inducted.

    April 15, 2015

    MMRCA: Counter Point

    The range, speed, armament carrying capacity and the ability to accurately deliver a variety of weapons against different targets make the current IAF fleet of just over 32 squadrons far more formidable than when the IAF had almost 39.5 squadrons.

    February 13, 2012

    Rafale Wins the MMRCA Competition

    The Rafale’s upkeep and maintenance would demand a very high level of training and skills both by the pilots and technical personnel. Above all, stupid mistakes must be avoided by bringing about a fundamental change in our outlook to peacetime operations.

    February 06, 2012

    Time to Act on the Defence Industry Front

    International economic circumstances are propitious for India and Indian defence companies to strike deals that would help reduce dependence on foreign sources for defence needs.

    November 29, 2011

    F-35 is not an Ideal Choice for India

    F-35 is not an ideal choice because of the delay in its developmental schedule, a tight production line, prohibitive cost, India’s own efforts to jointly develop and produce a fifth generation fighter with Russia, and little technological or industrial benefits that would accrue.

    November 23, 2011

    MMRCA: A difficult choice for the IAF

    As an old fighter pilot, I would always pitch for a light, easily manoeuvrable, agile and relatively inexpensive fighter that delivers every time, generates high sortie rates and is easy to maintain and train on a day to day peace time schedule.

    May 19, 2010