Vice Chief of IAF visited DRDO Lab, Reviews MRSAM Project

By Editor 25-Jan-2021

Air Marshal HS Arora Param Vishisht Seva Medal Ati Vishisht Seva Medal Aide-De-Camp Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) visited College of Air Warfare (CAW), Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex DRDO Hyderabad and Air Force Academy.

During his visit to CAW, the VCAS delivered a talk on contemporary situation to the Course Officers undergoing prestigious Higher Air Command Course (HACC). He also interacted with the directing staff and impressed upon the necessity of Op readiness and expectations from future leadership of Indian Armed Forces.

The Air Marshal visited Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex, DRDO, Hyderabad. MSR Prasad, Distinguished Scientist and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems alongwith Dr Dashrath Ram, Director DRDL and Shri BHVS Narayana Murthy, Director RCI updated the progress on DRDO projects related to IAF.

During his visit to the various technology centres at RCI, the Air Marshal undertook review of MRSAM system which is soon to be inducted in the IAF. He interacted with senior scientists of RCI and DRDL. He emphasised on the need for indigenous and mission mode development of missiles and weapon systems. He also assured scientists of full cooperation and support from IAF for the indigenous R&D efforts by DRDO.

At Air Force Academy, the VCAS was received by Air Marshal IP Vipin Vayusena Medal Commandant Air Force Academy. He was given a detailed presentation on the training activities being undertaken at the Academy.

During his visit to AFA, the VCAS inspected and reviewed progress of various critical infrastructure projects being developed at AFA. He also flew a sortie on Pilatus PC-7 Trainer Aircraft and Hawk Aircraft. Pilatus PC-7 trainer and Hawk aircraft have significantly transformed ab initio and intermediate flying training of Pilots in the Indian Air Force. Apart from imparting training to the fighter pilots of IAF, Hawk aircraft is also used by ‘Suryakiran’ the aerobatic team of IAF.