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IAF lands AN-32, Dornier Aircraft Ace on Andhra highway to test emergency landing strip

Demonstrating precision and readiness, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out successful emergency landing trials of its AN-32 and Dornier aircraft on National Highway (NH) No. 16 at Pichikala Gudipadu in Korishapadu mandal of Bapatla district of Andhra Pradesh. . Marking a significant achievement in operational capability and adaptability.

By: Ruchi Upadhyay  Pardaphash Group
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IAF lands AN-32, Dornier Aircraft Ace on Andhra highway to test emergency landing strip

Hyderabad: Demonstrating precision and readiness, the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out successful emergency landing trials of its AN-32 and Dornier aircraft on National Highway (NH) No. 16 at Pichikala Gudipadu in Korishapadu mandal of Bapatla district of Andhra Pradesh. . Marking a significant achievement in operational capability and adaptability.

The test, conducted on the stretch of NH-16, was part of a broader initiative to assess and enhance the operational readiness and flexibility of the Indian Air Force in the use of civil infrastructure during emergency situations. The carefully planned operation took place between 9 am and 1 pm, requiring traffic curbs and diversions to ensure the safety of the operation and the general public.

“IAF fighter and transport aircraft carried out practice flying including circuit, approach, and overshoot on newly constructed Emergency Landing Facility on NH-16 at Bapatla District in Andhra Pradesh on 29 Dec 22,” Indian Air Force posted on platform X.

This innovative approach to emergency preparedness not only demonstrates the IAF’s ability to adapt and execute complex operations in non-traditional environments, but also strengthens the synergy between military and civilian agencies.

The event emphasized the operational versatility of the Indian Air Force and its ability to conduct critical maneuvers in various scenarios. The successful testing of AN-32 and Dornier aircraft on the National Highway is a testament to the force’s strategic foresight and readiness for any contingency.

Additionally, the exercise provided an opportunity for the public to witness the precision and professionalism of the Air Force, albeit with minimal disruption to their daily lives, thanks to the efficient management of traffic flow and public safety measures taken by local authorities. Cooperation with IAF.

This historic operation not only demonstrates the tactical prowess of the Indian Air Force, but also opens up avenues for future collaboration between the military and civilian sectors in enhancing national security protocols and emergency response strategies. Successful execution of such tests paves the way for identifying and leveraging alternative operational bases, thereby ensuring agility and operational sustainability of the Indian Air Force in the face of challenges….

As we consider this achievement, it becomes clear that the fusion of military precision with civilian infrastructure is a tremendous force multiplier, enhancing the nation’s defense preparedness and resilience against emergencies.

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