Published On:September 11 2011
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IAF 's Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI) project to benefit civil aiports

As air force bases all over country undergo major infrastructure and technology upgrade, move set to benefit civilian aircraft operations

THE Lohegaon airport that serves the city is set to benefit from an Indian Air Force (IAF) project which involves massive infrastructural and technological revamp.

Called the Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI), the project is being carried out at all major air force bases in the country and the changes include new radars, landing and navigational technology, and hangars.

The over Rs 1,000 crore project is being carried out at 30-odd air bases in the country and the Tata Power Strategic Electronic Systems has bagged the contract for it.

Apart from arming air bases with hi-tech weapons, the project includes navigational radars, advanced Air Traffic Control management systems and Instrument Landing Systems (ILS).

New hangars for private aircraft are also on the anvil.

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