Thursday, October 18, 2018

To keep IAF flying, India will pull aircraft from French graveyard

New Delhi: Beginning December, India will literally be pulling aircraft from a graveyard in France to keep the Indian Air Force flying.
The Chateaudun base, about 70 kilometres from Paris, is a graveyard or ‘boneyard’ for the French Air Force’s decommissioned planes. Among these are variants of the Jaguar.
India will be crating the decommissioned French Jaguars to ‘cannibalise’ parts for spares, to keep the IAF’s six squadrons flying. India will have to bear the cost of crating and transport, while the French will not charge a fee for the retired planes.
18/10/18 Sujan Dutta/Print
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