Dornier plane purchase approved by cabinet worth 2500 cr

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    That's around 360 million USD. Cost of Do228 varies 8~10 million USD a piece , so atleast 36.

    Good.
     
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    For Coast Guard?
     
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    These birds are too old to be manufactured now, I hope HAL is including some of its home grown tech in it.

    Anybody on the level of indigenous content in the plane ?
     
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    Navy ,Airforce and Coast Guard , all have planned orders.But can not say to whom this lot goes.

    Even Home Ministry is thinking about it. For logistics operations of Para ministry , some light aircrafts are to be bought , Cessna has been the choice till now, but given HAL build this in India , the new order well might go for this.
     
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    Can not confirm , but some improvements planned are
    1. New 5 blade propellers
    2. Full Glass Cockpit
    3.Upgradation of analog systems to digital.
    4. Airframe strengthening and greater use of carbon composites.

    A South American Nation has ordered 12 improved Do228 from RUAG. RUAG has outsourced quite a lot of work to Kanpur, HAL.
     
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    An32 cost almost similar and it is much better plane, why we are interested in this? Wiki shows per unit cost around $6-7 Million/piece in 2000 may be doubled by now but still its a much better plane.
     
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    An32 does not have much future here , untill and unless IAF donates one aircraft to a private entity and that reverse engineers it and comes up with an upgraded system at cheaper costs.

    There are multiple issues. Geopolitical effects too .

    If we would have had a licence to manufacture it , might have been an option . Not now.
     
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    My daughter is going to fly them in next ten months.
     
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    Coast Guard will likely be getting C295 MPAs too, some 5 Years from now.

    Best wishes to her.
     
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    Thanks. She has topped selection as a pilot for CG.
     
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    Brilliant :biggthumpup:
     
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    C0ngrats to her and you sir. :) Not many fathers help their daughters to join armed forces :)
     
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    Right from her childhood she wanted to wear the whites. She was born in Goa-Vasco when I was flying Sea Harriers. She used to climb on my head when ever she saw me in uniform. And also piddle on me in my uniform as a child. lolz. Those were the days and my child today has done what she wanted.
     

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