Modern Active Indian Air Force (IAF) Aircraft (2018)
The Indian Air Force maintains a mixed stock of old and new aircraft platforms to cover a multitude of over-battlefield roles.There are a total of 25 Modern Active Indian Air Force (IAF) Aircraft (2018) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
2017: The Indian Air Force is the only global operator of the SEPECAT Jaguar. However, some of the existing fleet are undergoing a complete modernization / update process to keep them viable for the coming decade.
Despite its Cold War-era roots, the Aerospatiale Alouette III remains a multi-purpose light helicopter design....
The Antonov An-32 Cline was an improvement over the existing An-26 Curl twin-engine transport aircraft....
The advanced trainer / light strike BAe Systems Hawk has proven a success on the global stage....
The Beriev A-50 Mainstay is a Cold War relic of the Soviet Union, currently serving the Russian military in an upgr...
The mammoth Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter was introduced in 1995 and still sees considerable service with A...
The French Dassault Mirage 2000 multirole fighter was developed to replace the aging Mirage III and 5 series aircra...
The Dornier Do 228 proved to be a versatile performer in the years covering its production run - restarted in 2009....
The HAL Dhruv is currently in service with Indian armed forces and has found customers in several countries around ...
The Indian HJT-16 Kiran flew for the first time on September 4th, 1964, and remains in service today - though its r...
Several hundred HAL Light Combat Helicopters are currently on order for the Indian Air Force and Army....
The HAL Tejas was officially taken into service by the Indian Air Force in July 2016 - marking a milestone for the ...
Despite its age, the Soviet-era Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft series is still used around the globe in both civilian and ...
The Soviet-era Ilyushin IL-76 Candid forms the basis for the Ilyushin IL-78 Midas aerial tanker aircraft....
Kamov has brought along its iconic coaxial main rotor arrangement into a light utility platform as the module-minde...
A plethora of Western powers and American allies have taken on the improved Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules platform...
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 was an all-new, strike-minded variant of the successful MiG-23 interceptor....
The Soviet-era Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum has seen excellent sales figures at home and abroad....
The successful Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21 Fishbed was a giant leap from earlier MiG turbojet-powered, swept-wing fight...
The Mil Mi-17 transport helicopter was born from the original Mi-8 series as an improved form....
The Soviet-Russian Mil Mi-26 HALO is the largest helicopter to have ever been produced in number and remains in act...
The Mil Mi-35M attack helicopter is billed as a comprehensive upgrade to the earlier Mi-24V Hind attack helicopter ...
Use of the Mil Mi-8 Hip was worldwide with the type being utilized in its military and civilian guises....
The SEPECAT Jaguar was a joint French/British strike fighter endeavor that saw action in several notable conflicts ...