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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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  1. GuardianRED

    GuardianRED Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Isnt Tata Also producing the fuselage for the CH53K?

    How is the CH53K vs the Chinook?
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    The AIR in Indian Air Force...................:hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:

    So everything that flies in Air should be under IAF............
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    We don't need more Apaches, we need ATGMs for Rudra and LCH!
    Besides if LCH proves the required capabilities and can get into production soon, it would be silly to order foreign combat helicopters with limited advantages.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    They produce parts of the S92, not the CH53 afaik. It can carry higher loads, but has a larger foot print. So it's more useful to replace a Mi 26, while the CH47 is more useful in areas with size limitations. However, both can't properly replace the Mi26 and IAF will feel the lack of capability in heavy lifting for sure.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    @randomradio

    Only ego. No sense. Vacancies will reduce and their numbers too.

    Retard logic

    I firmly believe helicopters should move to Army Aviation. Heavy Lift/Strategic Lift remains with Air Force and the IAF should look at aerospace and complete air dominance.

    They should get AntiSat and air supremacy roles with CAS by fixed wings.

    CAS by rotary wings as also light to medium lift should move to Army.
     
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    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Hence, the AIR (ego) in Indian Air Force...................:hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Why do they need rotary heavy/strategic lift either? Wherever they operate they need an airstrip anyway, so they need STOL fixed wing aircraft that can fly thrice as fast and carry twice as much as a medium helicopter.

    Anything that flies below the 6000m mark should belong to the army. Everything else, the IAF. They should do their real job instead of creating problems for the army.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Heavy lift and strategic lift. That is what I said. They are fixed wings. We do not have any sensible use of heavy lift helicopters for IAF.

    Heavy Lift and Strategic Lift are overlapping. Certain aspects of this include and are not limited to weapons we do not have neither claim to have. Those need to be transported at times and they need minimal number of people knowing of the move. An army base is a big establishment.



    That is in the works with An-32 replacement program. Funds ....... :(
     
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    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Funds is a forever problem. Even the US has funding problems. I bet the Chinese do too. There is never enough funding, fact of life.

    As long as there is a policy made, funding will slowly trickle in. But if the IAF is still adamant and stuck up about the helicopters, it won't matter how much funding is available, the army will forever be less flexible than it should be.
     
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