Indian Air Force’s (IAF) successfully operated AN-32aircraft poweredwith10%blend of Indian bio-jet fuel. This is the 1st time both engines of the aircraft were powered by bio-jet indigenous fuel where the aircraft took-off from Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh. Before undertakingoperational flight to Leh, the flight was tested along with performancevalidation at Chandigarh Air Base. Key Points: The test was conducted by a team of pilots from the Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), Bengaluru, Karnataka. About Indian Air Force(IAF): Founded: 8 October 1932. Headquarters:New Delhi.
In a first IAF’S AN-32 aircraft landed at Leh with indigenous bio-jet fuel
Indian Air Force decommissioned its last MiG-27 squadron
The last of the iconic MiG-27 (Mikoyan MiG-27) fighter jet aircraft was decommissioned from the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Jodhpur base in Rajasthan. The aircraft served the IAF for over 3 decades (30 years). The Jodhpur air base previously had the squadron of 7 MiG-27. Key Points: The aircraft served during the 1999 Kargil War. It is known by the name ‘Bahadur’ in India. MiG-27 was procured in the 1980s from the then Soviet Union(SU). The aircraft has the single most powerful engine in the world. The decision to decommission the aircraft was taken after series of MiG-27 crashes. Recently MiG-27 crashed near Jodhpur on March 31, 2019 and on September 4, 2019. It also faced many technical glitches. Currently No. 29 Squadron is the only unit in the IAF which has been operating MiG 27 Upgrades. About Indian Air Force(IAF): Founded- 8 October 1932. Headquarters- New Delhi.
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