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Airbus, Antonov in Race for $826 million Indian Deal for Surveillance Planes

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by R!CK, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. R!CK

    R!CK 2nd Lieutant REGISTERED

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    New Delhi The Indian government has decided to add six multi mission maritime aircraft to its coastal security guard. In a marathon meeting on Friday afternoon, sources say that Indian Defense Ministry gave its nod for the purchase of six aircraft at a cost of approximately $826 million.

    European major Airbus is the front runner for supplying aircraft to coastguard with its C-295 while Antonov of Ukrainian firm has also presented its An-148-300MP based on the An-32 platform for the deal.

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    The Indian Coast Guard requires six aircraft for a variety of roles from maritime surveillance and interdiction to air ambulance and pollution surveillance. The sensors will be integrated by India's Center for Airborne Systems on a suitable platform. The Indian Coast Guard had placed an initial requirement of six aircraft which may be increased to three in the second phase. The platform supplier may get additional requirement of 10 aircraft in future if escalation cost is not too high.

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    Last year in May, Indian government had approved the purchase of 56 C-295 military planes which Airbus plans to build in partnership with TATA Advanced Systems of India. But, after more than a year, the project is yet to take off. The aircraft would replace the Indian Air Force's aging fleet of Avro jets.

    Currently, India's localized twin engine turboprop, maritime patrol aircraft Do-228 is the primary operational aircraft with the Indian Coast Guard.

    https://sputniknews.com/asia/201612231048942017-airbus-antonov-deal-india/
     
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    Go for the Airbus one. Antonov is not reliable and with Airbus is willing to partner with Mahindra or TATA to manufacture C-295 in India itself, with one full sweep we will induct a modern aircraft and build a private aerospace ecosystem
     
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    First, The C295 is ideally suited , selected by the IAF + JV with Tata thus local production/MRO/Spares

    Also, the how can the AN140 be based on the An32?? the natural progression for it is the AN132

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov/Taqnia_An-132
    http://www.rusaviainsider.com/antonov-an-132-prototype-unveiled-in-ukraine/
     
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    Isn't the Airbus plane also part of some Navy tender for aircraft IIRC?
     
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    Why not if they agree to share us blueprints like they fid with chinease for Casino ACC etc:mrgreen:
    Hope we get best deal
     
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    Indian govt. should try to woo owners of Antanov to shift their entire plant from Ukraine to India and make India their home country. Along with it govt. should also try to contact as many as possible weapon makers in Ukraine to shift to India. They also have turbine and aero engine companies (Mriya, Motor Sich, ZMturbines) which can be wooed to come to India and make india home country.

    We should take advantage as Ukraine is war torn (conflict with Russia has made Ukraine's defnce industry vulnerable) and offer these manufacturers good sops and environment to grow by selling to Indian armed forces and export out of India.
     
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