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IAF chief inducts light utility Dornier aircraft
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 1/2/2020 12:00:37 PM
IAF chief inducts light utility Dornier aircraft

New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria inducted light utility Dornier aircraft into the 41 Squadron, which flew Otters, during a ceremony at the Air Force Station in Palam on Tuesday.The modified Dornier 228 aircraft have been acquired to undertake in-house calibration of navigational aids available after the implementation of modernised airfield infrastructure at IAF bases.

The IAF in 2015 had signed a contract to purchase 14 Dornier aircraft, which are flight inspection system planes, for Rs 1,090 crore from state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

"While the first aircraft was delivered on November 19, the second is expected to be delivered in early 2020," IAF said in a statement.The 19-seater HAL Dornier 228 aircraft is a highly versatile multi-purpose light transport aircraft. It has been developed specifically to meet the manifold requirements of utility and commuter transport, third level services and air-taxi operations, coast guard duties and maritime surveillance.


Indian Air Force,Air Chief Marshal,R.K.S. Bhadauria,Palam


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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