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Images: Boeing F/A-18s Super Hornets arrive in Bangalore for MMRCA test flights – Bangalore Aviation

Images: Boeing F/A-18s Super Hornets arrive in Bangalore for MMRCA test flights

On the eve of India’s Independence Day, the Indian Air Force’s multi-billion dollar medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) procurement moved up a stage this evening.

A pair of the first of the contenders — the Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet arrived at Bangalore’s HAL Airport for the technical evaluations, along with their mother ship the McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40 Omega Tanker.

The pair of F/A-18F’s flew over the airport to gauge the runway and then made some hard low level base leg manoeuvres and landed, followed by the Omega Tanker.

Hope you enjoy the pictures of Omega Tanker McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40I N974VV and Boeing F/A-18F 166675 NJ-134 (cn F153).

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Have a great weekend, and to Indian readers a very happy Independence Day.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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