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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Navy transfers Kiran jet trainers to Air Force

Kiran Mk2 jet trainerThe Navy has transferred nine Kiran jet-trainer aircraft from its inventory to the Air Force, which is facing an acute shortage of intermediate jet trainers.

Naval sources have confirmed that the assets have been transferred from the Naval air station INS Hansa in Goa where the Kiran fleet is based.

“The ab initio training takes place with the Air Force. The Navy now has the Hawk advanced jet trainers and so they [Kiran] have been transferred to the Air Force,” a senior Navy official said.

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