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  • Indian Air Force


    The Indian Air Force (भारतीय वायु सेना, Bhartiya Vāyu Senā) is the air arm of the armed forces of India. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict. It was officially established on October 8, 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the Indian Empire and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of its services during the World War II. After India achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the Royal Indian Air Force served the Union of India, with the prefix being dropped when India became a republic in 1950.
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    Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:22 pm
    Nalin Bakshi Next Generation Fighter Aircraft NGFA aka MCA
  • Pakistan Air Force


    Pakistan Air Force (PAF) (Urdu: پاک فضائیہ, Pak Fiza'ya) is the air arm of the Pakistan Armed Forces and is primarily tasked with the aerial defence of Pakistan with a secondary role to provide air support to the Pakistan Army and the Pakistan Navy. The PAF also has a tertiary role to provide strategic air transport and logistics capability to Pakistan. The PAF employs 65,000 full-time personnel (including approximately 3,000 pilots) and operates approximately 400 combat aircraft alongside various transport and training aircraft.
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    Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:36 pm
    IronLady PAF purchased EWTTR systems from Turkey.
  • United States Air Force


    The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare and space warfare branch of the U.S. armed forces and one of the American uniformed services. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947.
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    Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:10 pm
    RohanRocks US Air Force confirms 'Beast of Kandahar' drone
  • Russian Air Force


    The Russian Air Force (Russian: Военно-воздушные cилы России, transliteration: Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii) is the air force of Russia. It is the second or third largest Air Force in the world, depending on whether aircraft or personnel numbers are compared with the People's Liberation Army Air Force.
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    Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:11 pm
    smpratik Russia preparing for extensive modernisation
  • Israeli Air Force


    The Israeli Air Force (IAF; Hebrew: זרוע האויר והחלל, Zroa HaAvir VeHahalal, "Air and Space Arm", commonly known as חיל האויר, Heyl HaAvir, "Air Corps") is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces. It was founded at the same time as the formation of the State of Israel.
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    Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:46 pm
    smpratik The six day war
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    Can't find other airforces, then discuss it here. If any particular air force becomes too popular, then it would be shown as a separate category, till then you would have to write here. :|
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