MOFTU Aggressor Squadron


Date Raised : 2003-06-23 Disbanded : 2008-06-30 Location : Chabua
Mig Operational Flying Training Unit (MOFTU) was formed on 15 Dec 86 at Tezpur to impart Stage III (operational) training on MiG-21 aircraft. This was the largest fighter-flying establishment of IAF. Earlier, this task was carried out by three squadrons based at Tezpur, namely 8 Sqn, 28 Sqn and 30 Sqn AF. The need for one central Units for conducting conversion and operational training was felt for quite sometime and was reinforced by the La fontaine Committee report. Conversion of 28 Sqn and 47 Sqn to MiG-29s paved the way for formation of MOFTU with the assets released from these two Units. Given its size, it operated two flights - A and B since 6 August 1987. MOFTU was bifurcated into MOFTU A and MOFTU B in June 2003. MOFTU A retained the Motto and Legacy of MOFTU.They moved to Chabua in September 2006. The wartime role of the sqn was CFSO and peacetime role is to carry out MOFT training of pilots on the MiG-21FL. The Sqn wound down in 2007-08.
Unit previously existed as MOFTU

Commanding Officers

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DatesRank & NameNumberRemarksLocationPhoto
23 Jun 03 to 05 Jun 05Wing Commander Ravi Gopal Krishana Kapoor18253 F(P)COTezpur
06 Jun 05 to 19 Aug 07Wing Commander Rajiva Ranjan18810 F(P)COTezpur
Unit continued existence as HOTS A

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