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Attack Helicopters of IAF - Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), AH-64D Apache : Updates & Discussions

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by flanker143, Mar 16, 2011.

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    Notsuperstitious 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Another tender? Thats many more years. Many many more.

    Choosing L2 was not an option under MMRCA. The process forbade it.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    See the SE tender, in fact this government has already a track record of cancelling and reissuing tenders.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Not from the outset but HAL is working with DRDO for one within the next 4-5 years.
     
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    DIRCM? Nice! This beast is going to be cutting edge in all areas..



    + 7000m ceiling up from the 6500m that HAL had earlier targeted (and that ALH is capped at), that's pretty mind blowing- this thing must be a real dream to fly at lower altitudes with such reserves of power and high TWR.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    That was part of the concept from the beginning. If you look at older mock ups or graphics you will see DIRCM turrets behind the engine and similar to what we have seen at the AW 101 VVIP helicopters. Another one in the forward area below the cockpit is a must have as well. Kargil has shown how vulnerable helicopters can be and since then, IAF is constantly improving their EW capabilities.
     
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    on a scale of 1-10 how confident are you India will order more Apaches and Chinooks?

    I'm hovering around an 8 right now.
     
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