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Coast Guard to procure six maritime aircraft

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  1. Hembo

    Hembo OLD MOD STAR MEMBER

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    19 Jun, 2011, 10.46AM IST,PTI
    Coast Guard to procure six maritime aircraft

    NEW DELHI: The Indian Coast Guard is planning to procure six Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft for enhancing surveillance in coastal areas and country's Exclusive Economic Zone.

    The sea guarding force has expressed its intent to procure these aircraft soon after it suspended its over two-year-long tender process for acquiring an equal number of Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft.

    "We are looking to procure six multi-mission aircraft for our aviation wing," a Coast Guard official said here.

    Initial steps for the acquisition process have already been taken and the global tender for procuring these aircraft would be issued soon.

    Officials said the aircraft should have both air to air and maritime surveillance radars to keep an eye on both airborne and seaborne threats and also help in locating, identifying and tracking them.

    The force wants the aircraft to have the capability to integrate the latest Active Electronic Scanned Array radar which will allow it to have a 360 degree coverage of areas being scanned.

    The Coast Guard also wants the aircraft to have the capability to mount the Ordinance Factory Board manufactured 12.7 mm machine gun as its fire power.

    In the MRMR tender, the Coast Guard had already completed trials of two foreign aircraft including the Russian bereiv-200 maritime amphibious aircraft and the Canadian Bombardier aircraft.
     
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    Looks interesting how the bidders deal with that one.
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The AESA clause gives the Russians a clear advantage as the Canadians are not known to have a AESA program.
     
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    The are just asking for provision to integrate AESA radar, it may not be from the same vendor.
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    The Canadians will go to uncle sam for the radars,if that happens it will be the repeat of the MMRCA deal with US tech being rejected if the Radar is a Israeli one then things will even up!!
     
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    Chances are, American won't provide radars to Canadians for export and the deal will swing in favor of the Russians. And who knows, maybe we have an indigenous radar for the taking.
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Could it be the same radar on the EMB-145 or the one used on the Il-76,its any ones guess!!
     
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    I guess no, maybe a stripped down version.
     
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    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    In my opinion the engine placements on the Canadian aircraft reduces the size of the radar that can be attached to it.
    The Russian one has a little more space for radar attachments!!
     
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    Yes, and the turbo-jet on the Russian aircraft can produce greater lift but one major requirement for maritime surveillance aircraft is endurance, i wonder which aircraft is leading in this field. :undecided:
     
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    Wow !! coast Guard is Really Beefing Up , The Naval Fleet of Coast Guard will Be Tripled than Its current fleet By 2020 , some 80-90 ships will be Build for Coast Guard this Decade....Along with Patrol Aircrafts and Helis
     
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