Most of the time it’s the Indian Air Force aspirants who surf on the internet to know about “Types of Aircraft” but hardly there is someone who seeks to know the Types of Aircraft in the Indian Navy. So in this informative blog dedicated to all Indian Navy aspirants, we are going to tell the types of aircraft used by our proud Indian Navy. After getting through it you will get the basic idea. Firstly for a first-timer let’s learn about the term Indian Navy Air Arm or Naval Aviators.
What Is Naval Air Arm/Naval Aviator in Indian Navy?
The Indian Naval Air Arm is the aviation branch and a fighting arm of the Indian Navy which is tasked to provide an aircraft carrier-based strike capability, fleet air defence, maritime reconnaissance, and anti-submarine warfare. Read the Followings are the types of aircraft.
List Of Active Types of Aircraft & Helicopters Used In Indian Navy
|Boeing P-8||United States||ASW / patrol||P-8I||9|
|Ilyushin Il-38||Soviet Union||ASW / patrol||5|
|Dornier Do 228||Germany||surveillance||228-201||25|
|Britten-Norman BN-2||United Kingdom||utility / patrol||BN-2B/2T||10|
|SH-60 Seahawk||United States||ASW / SAR||MH-60R|
|Westland Sea King||United Kingdom||SAR / utility||Mk.42B/C||31|
|HAL Chetak||France||liaison / light utility||35|
|BAE Hawk||United Kingdom||Jet trainer||Hawk 132||17|
|HAL Kiran||India||Jet trainer||20|
|IAI Heron||Israel||surveillance||Heron 1|
|IAI Searcher||Israel||surveillance||Mk. I / II|
|DRDO Lakshya||India||target drone||39|
|MQ-9 Reaper||United States||Unmanned combat aerial vehicle||2||2 leased for maritime surveillance in the Indian Ocean region.|
Types Of Aircraft In Indian Navy
Following is the serial wise description of types of aircraft used in Indian Navy -Navy Aviators (Indian Navy Air Arm)
- Indian Navy MiG-29
MiG 29 is Russian-made fighter aircraft. Its length is 17.32 meters. The aircraft can fly with a maximum weight of 18,000 kg (44,100 lb). Its fuel capacity is 3,500 kg (7,716 lb). In July this year (2020), India has approved the purchase of 21 new MiG-29 fighter jets from Russia, in view of the conflict with China on the Ladakh border. It is one of the most important types of aircraft.
|Operational Speed||1370 MPH|
- Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Boeing P-8 Poseidon, formerly known as Multimission Maritime Aircraft, is a military maritime patrol aircraft developed for the United States Navy. The Boeing P-8 Poseidon is developed by Boeing Defense, Space and Security. Boeing P-8s are capable of Poseidon anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and shipping manoeuvres. This includes torpedoes, depth charges, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons. It is able to drop and monitor sonobuoys (expandable sonar system).
|Operational Speed||450 MPH|
|Service Ceiling||40,000 FT|
- Ilyushin IL-38
Ilyushin IL-38 )Dolphin” (NATO reporting name: May) is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. This was the development of Ilyushin IL-18 turboprop transport.
|Manufacturer||Moscow Machinery, Soviet Union|
|Service Ceiling||12,000 MFT|
Dornier Do 228
Dornier Do 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.
|Operational Speed||196 MPH|
|Service Ceiling||28,000 FT|
That’s the wrap-up of this interesting and informative blog for types of aircraft in the Indian Navy. We hope that you found it helpful. Stay connected with TDA Blog for more latest Defence Exam notifications, exam updates, etc.
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