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    Indian Air Force (IAF) Aircraft from Origin to Present Day

    The Indian Air Force has been steadily stockpiling a large collection of aircraft since its independence from Britain in 1947.





    There are a total of (104) Indian Air Force (IAF) Aircraft from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Developmental products and future concepts are also included in this listing.





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    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
    HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
    Type: 5th Generation Fighter Concept
     
    2022
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
    HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
    Type: Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Concept
     
    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO AURA
    DRDO AURA
    Type: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
    DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)
    HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)
    Type: Intermediate Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft)
    Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft)
    Type: Medium-Lift Tactical Military Transport / Freighter
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HTT-40
    HAL HTT-40
    Type: Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
    Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
    Type: Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL LUH (Light Utility Helicopter)
    HAL LUH (Light Utility Helicopter)
    Type: Multirole Lightweight Single-Engine Utility Helicopter
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
    HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
    Type: Multirole Fighter Aircraft
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)
    HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)
    Type: Light Attack Helicopter
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A350
    Airbus A350
    Type: Wide-Body Long-Range Airliner
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon
    Boeing P-8 Poseidon
    Type: Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
     
    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the DRDO Nishant
    DRDO Nishant
    Type: Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
    Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
    Type: Regional Passenger Jet Airliner
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    Type: Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
    Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
    Type: Carrier-Based Multi-Role Fighter
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
    Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
    Type: VTOL Micro Air Vehicle
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the ShinMaywa US-2
    ShinMaywa US-2
    Type: Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)
    Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)
    Type: Multi-role Aircraft
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Heron / Machatz-1
    IAI Heron / Machatz-1
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    Type: Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
    Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
    Type: Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
    Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
    Type: Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Rafale
    Dassault Rafale
    Type: Multi-role 4th Generation Fighter
     
    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    Type: Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Type: Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
    Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
    Type: Wide-Body Passenger / Cargo Jet Airliner
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    Type: Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    Type: Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330
    Airbus A330
    Type: Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
     
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Searcher
    IAI Searcher
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A320
    Airbus A320
    Type: Passenger Narrow-Body Jet Airliner
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache
    Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache
    Type: Attack Helicopter
     
    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    Type: Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Gulfstream II / III / C-20 / SRA-1
    Gulfstream II / III / C-20 / SRA-1
    Type: VIP Transport / Reconnaissance Platform
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Type: Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 228
    Dornier Do 228
    Type: Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    Type: Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
     
    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000
    Dassault Mirage 2000
    Type: Multi-role Aircraft
     
    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Sea Harrier
    BAe Sea Harrier
    Type: Carrierborne V/STOL (Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing) Strike Fighter
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-32 (Cline)
    Antonov An-32 (Cline)
    Type: Tactical Military Transport
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Hawk
    BAe Hawk
    Type: Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Type: Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
    Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
    Type: Ground Attack Aircraft
     
    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Type: Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
     
    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar
    SEPECAT Jaguar
    Type: Strike Fighter
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
    Type: Supersonic Interceptor / Reconnaissance Bomber Aircraft
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    Type: Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
    Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
    Type: Strategic Bomber / Maritime Strike Fighter
     
    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Type: Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
     
    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    Type: Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 737
    Boeing 737
    Type: Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Transport
     
    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
    Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
    Type: Anti-Submarine Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
    HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
    Type: Intermediate-Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
    HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
    Type: Supersonic Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Type: Multirole Medium Helicopter
     
    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
    Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
    Type: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
     
    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
    Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
    Type: Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
     
    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
    Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
    Type: Light Utility / Training Helicopter
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the PZL TS-11 Iskra
    PZL TS-11 Iskra
    Type: Twin-Seat Jet Trainer Aircraft
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft King Air
    Beechcraft King Air
    Type: Multirole Transport Aircraft
     
    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Type: Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
     
    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
    Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
    Type: Ship-based Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
     
    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes TH-55 Osage
    Hughes TH-55 Osage
    Type: Light Utility Helicopter
     
    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Type: Light Multirole Helicopter
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Antonov An-12 (Cub)
    Type: Military Transport
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
    Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
    Type: Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
    Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
    Type: Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
    de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
    Type: Tactical Transport Aircraft
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
    Type: Fighter Aircraft
     
    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
    Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
     
    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Type: Light Utility Helicopter
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Type: Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hunter
    Hawker Hunter
    Type: Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter
     
    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere
    Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere
    Type: Strike Fighter
     
    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk
    Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk
    Type: Carrier-borne Fighter Aircraft
     
    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
    Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
    Type: Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
     
    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
    Type: Floatplane Aircraft
     
    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
    Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the English Electric Canberra
    English Electric Canberra
    Type: High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Type: Military Transport / Gunship Aircraft
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux
    Bell H-13 Sioux
    Type: Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 47
    Bell Model 47
    Type: Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
    de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tempest
    Hawker Tempest
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Type: Medium Transport Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel
    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
    Type: Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa
    Type: Towed Glider Transport
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    Type: Dive Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax
    Handley Page Halifax
    Type: Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    Type: Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Type: Fighter
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Lysander
    Westland Lysander
    Type: Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hurricane
    Hawker Hurricane
    Type: Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford
    Type: Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Blenheim
    Bristol Blenheim
    Type: Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan
    North American T-6 Texan
    Type: Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    Type: Basic Trainer Biplane
     
    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Airco DH.9
    Airco DH.9
    Type: Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft
     
    1913
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 504
    Avro 504
    Type: Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft