Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • China's experimental space lab to re-enter earth's atmosphere:-The experimental space lab Tiangong-2 will have a controlled descent from its orbit and it would re-enter earth's atmosphere to fall into the Pacific Ocean, China’s official space agency has said....
  • Exclusive Interview of Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace:-BrahMos Aerospace is one of the most outperforming companies in India's Defence & Aerospace Sector. Dr. Sudhir K Mishra, CEO & MD of the India-Russia JV entity, in an interview, shares the vision and incredible achievements of the company in its quest to improve the strike capability of India’s armed forces whether on sea, from underwater, in air or on land....
  • INS Sagardhwani embarks on ‘Sagar-Maitri Mission-2’:-INS Sagardhwani, an oceanographic research vessel of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, has embarked on a two-month-long Sagar- Maitri Mission-2 from Southern Naval Command in Kochi....
  • Rafale will provide IAF strategic deterrence: Defence Ministry:-The Rafale fighter aircraft will provide the Indian Air Force strategic deterrence and requisite capability to engage targets at long ranges, the Defence Ministry has said in a report, adding the training of first batch of officers and technicians is under way with the French Air Force....

Pilatus to supply PC-21s for French and Jordanian Air Forces

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Pilatus Aircraft PC-21

NEW DELHI (BNS): Pilatus Aircraft will supply 17 PC-21s for the French Air Force and two aircraft for the Royal Jordanian Air Force.
 
The French Air Force (Armée de l'air française) has opted for the 21st century training system - the 17 PC-21s - will be used to train future military pilots who will transfer to the Alpha Jet prior to their conversion on to the Dassault Rafale, a multi-purpose 5th generation fighter aircraft, a Pilatus statement said.
 
The contract signed on 30th December 2016 by the French Air Force is with Babcock Mission Critical Services France (BMCSF), with Pilatus as a sub-contractor, in which role the PC-21 and other ground-based training material will contribute to completion of the overall contract.
 
The Royal Jordanian Air Force, which had initially placed an order for PC-9 M in August 2015, re-evaluated their requirement in early 2016. The procurement decision was revised following a modification of the training concept, introducing the PC-21 all-through training model.

The contract amendment was initially for eight aircraft but with an option for additional units, if required. The option was now executed for two more PC-21s’, with a total of ten PC-21s’ now providing the backbone of the nation's future pilot training regime. The first deliveries will be undertaken mid-2017, it added.

Tags:

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2019

Image Gallery