Facebook Twitter Google Rss
IAF to induct its biggest aircraft 'C-17' today

New Delhi, Sept 2: In a measure to further strengthen its airlift capabilities, IAF will induct the biggest aircraft in inventory - 75-80 tonne C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift transport aircraft into service today. The American C-17, with a capability to carry around 80 tonnes of load and around 150 fully geared troops, will be formally inducted by defence minister AK Antony at the Hindon airbase. 

 
The aircraft, procured from the US at an expected deal over Rs 20,000 crore, will replace the Russian Il-76 as the biggest aircraft in the IAF inventory till now. The Il-76 could carry weight upto 40 tonnes.  
 
The US will deliver seven more aircrafts to India by end of next year upon a deal signed for ten IAF air carriers.
 
Posted by Cyril
Please Login or Register to post your comments.
Enter your comments here
Post Comment
Comments

No comments are posted.

Related news
Lok Sabha elections to be held from mid-April

New Delhi, Jan 5:Bracing for the big exercise, the Election Commission is all set

2014-01-05 10:02:56
Not to contest Lok Sabha elections: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 4: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today ruled out his contes

2014-01-04 10:01:29
PM rules himself out for 3rd term, calls Modi disastrous

New Delhi, Jan 3: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today ruled himself out of the ra

2014-01-04 09:45:43
Delhi gang rape case: Four accused get death sentence

New Delhi, Sept 13: The Saket court in Delhi has given death sentence to the four

2013-09-13 02:30:11
Delhi gang rape case sentencing deferred to Friday

New Delhi, Sept 11: The sentencing for the four accused in the Delhi gang rape ca

2013-09-11 04:52:42
Serial killer 'Psycho Shankar' arrested in Bangalore

Bangalore, Sept 6: Serial rapist and killer 'psycho Shankar', who escaped from

2013-09-06 02:20:33
Photo Gallery
Video Gallery

Copyright © 2014 Beads Media | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy