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Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Ankit Kumar 001, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Lol the difference is facts vs fiction, that's why you desperately keep grasping on unnamed rumors. You don't have a single named official that supports your wishes, even Dassault CEO Trappier made it clear since months, that they are aiming on 36 fighters for IAF and 57 for IN. Which shows, Dassault has no hope on even getting the minimum MMRCA requirement for IAF, therfore supporting all official Indian sources, but you even kept ignoring that, because it doesn't fit to your fiction / opinion.
     
  2. Picdelamirand-oil

    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    :rofl: Our Defense Minister saying clearly to gear up for a similar order round the corner followed by a very big order commitment coming soon is not an official which support my point of view according to you.
    Dassault has no Hope but Ambani hope for 150-200?

    And the two agree to invest in the same joint venture?You have no idea how to conclude an international agreement if you believe that.
     
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  3. ranadd

    ranadd 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Defence ministers/company executives are supposed to say positive news when it comes to company/cooperation outlook. No one in their right mind would say, oh geez.. we hope we get some orders.

    You may be right. But you are speculating. Just like the other fellow. So am I.

    But nothing to show that you know better or smart or any Jazz. So calm down.
     
  4. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Which again confirms 36 optional for IAF, just as Trappier stated on the same press conference.

    Lol, they invested in a JV as part of the mandatory obligations to the offset requirements. That has nothing to do with a follow order, but is just another good example for your fictional stories. :biggthumpup:
     
  5. Picdelamirand-oil

    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    followed by a very big order commitment coming soon:toast_sign:

    You really think that they will create such a joint venture without agreeing on the business plan? and you think that they can agree on the business plan with Trappier having no hope and Ambani hoping for 150 -200 Rafale!
     
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  6. Hindustani78

    Hindustani78 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Ministry of Defence
    21-November, 2017 17:50 IST
    Eastern Air Command commanders' conference gets underway at Shillong

    A two-day conference of all Commanders of Eastern Air Command commenced on 21 November 2017 at Shillong. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC addressed the EAC Commanders. The conference is being hosted by Air Marshal Anil Khosla AVSM VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command.

    In his interaction, the Chief of the Air Staff had discussions with the Commanders on the security scenario. He exhorted all field commanders to put in efforts to upgrade the operational infrastructure and capability of eastern zone. He also stressed on the importance of leadership, team building and discipline, which are pivotal in pursuit of achieving the operational goals.

    Earlier on arrival, the Air Chief accompanied by Mrs. Kamalpreet Dhanoa, President Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) were received by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command and other senior officers. A ceremonial Guard of Honour was also presented to the CAS on his arrival at Shillong ALG.

    During the conference, the Air Chief Marshal awarded Trophies to the Commanders for achieving excellence in the fields of Operations, Maintenance and Administration. Air Force Station, Chabua was awarded the 'Pride of EAC' Trophy, for standing best in overall performance and Air Force Station, Laitkor Peak was awarded the 'Best Non-Flying Station'.

    Meanwhile, at a separate function, Mrs. Kamalpreet Dhanoa, President Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) accompanied by Mrs. Deepshikha Khosla, President AFWWA (Regional) and all Presidents AFWWA (Local) under Eastern Air Command, interacted with the Sanginis at a meeting organised at Meghalaya Hall.

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    The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa being introduced to the Principal Staff Officers of HQ Eastern Air Command, at Shillong on November 21, 2017.
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    Air Commodore George Thomas, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Chabua receiving the ‘Pride of EAC Trophy’ from the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, at HQ Eastern Air Command, at Shillong on November 21, 2017.
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    The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presenting a memento to the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal Anil Khosla, at HQ Eastern Air Command, at Shillong on November 21, 2017.
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    The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa reviewing a “Guard of Honour”, during the Air Force Commanders Conference of Eastern Air Command, at HQ Eastern Air Command, at Shillong on November 21, 2017.
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    The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa addressing at the Air Force Commanders Conference of Eastern Air Command, at HQ Eastern Air Command, at Shillong on November 21, 2017.
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    The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa with the Air Force Commanders of Eastern Air Command, at HQ Eastern Air Command, at Shillong on November 21, 2017.
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  7. Hindustani78

    Hindustani78 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    22-November, 2017 13:52 IST
    Brahmos Flight test from IAF’s Su-30MKI fighter aircraft

    Brahmos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile created history on 22nd Nov 2017 after it was successfully flight-tested first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal. The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage, and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea in Bay of Bengal.

    The successful maiden test firing of Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges. Brahmos ALCM weighing 2.5 ton is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by HAL to carry weapons. Brahmos, the world-class weapon with multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from Land, Sea and Air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India. Brahmos is a joint venture between DRDO of India and NPOM of Russia.

    Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and BrahMos for the outstanding accomplishment.

    Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO & Secretary, Department of Defence R&D congratulated the Scientists and Engineers for this excellent text book kind of flight test.

    The missile test was witnessed by Dr Sudhir Mishra, DG (BrahMos) & CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace along with senior IAF officials, Scientists and Officials from DRDO and BrahMos.



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  8. Hindustani78

    Hindustani78 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...-first-time/story-ZJCuum3oLtnirLfb4mzzRJ.html

    The 290km-range BrahMos missile, an Indo-Russian joint venture, is now ready for induction into the Indian Air Force, a top government official said. The specially modified Su-30 fighter took off from the Kalaikunda air base in West Bengal to launch the weapon against a decommissioned boat.

    “The successful maiden test firing of BrahMos air launched cruise missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges,” a statement by the defence ministry said.

    At least two Su-30 squadrons consisting of 18 planes each are likely to be equipped with the 2.5-tonne missile that flies at nearly three times the speed of sound. The BrahMos missile is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on the Su-30.

    The missile’s land and naval variants – the 500kg heavier version and the air model – are already in service. BrahMos is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air, completing the tactical cruise missile triad for India, the ministry’s statement said.

    The newly developed capability has the potential to shift military equilibrium in the region in India’s favour, Mishra told HT in an interview in August 2016. Two Su-30 jets were modified by the Nasik division of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to test the air-launched missile.

    India will soon be deploying an extended range BrahMos missile whose reach has been increased from 290 km to 450 km by tweaking the configuration of the existing weapon. Increasing the missile’s range became possible after India’s induction into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016.

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  9. Hindustani78

    Hindustani78 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Ministry of Defence
    22-November, 2017 17:32 IST
    Successful firing of Brahmos Air Launched Missile from Su-30 MKI Aircraft

    Today, IAF has successfully fired the BrahMos air version anti shipping missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft off the Eastern Coast. The launch from the aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the ship target. The missile was fired by the test crew comprising Wg Cdr Prashant Nair and Wg Cdr KP Kiran Kumar. The chase aircraft was flown by Sqn Ldr Angad Pratap and Gp Capt Badrish N Athreya.

    The air launched BrahMos missile is a 2.5 ton supersonic air to surface cruise missile with ranges of more than 400 kms. The IAF is the first Air Force in the world to have successfully fired an air launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category. The integration on the aircraft was very complex involving mechanical, electrical and software modifications on aircraft. The IAF was totally involved in the activity from its inception. The software development of the aircraft was undertaken by the IAF engineers while the HAL carried out mechanical and electrical modifications on aircraft. One of the major challenges overcome by scientists of RCI, DRDO in the missile development was optimization of Transfer Alignment of the inertial sensors of the missile.

    The rich experience of the IAF flight test crew ensured that the integration was smooth. The dedicated and synergetic efforts of the IAF, DRDO, BAPL and HAL have proven the capability of the nation to undertake such complex integrations on its own.

    The firing could be successfully undertaken with dedicated support from Indian Navy by way of ensuring availability of the target and a large number of monitoring ships to ensure range safety clearance.

    The BrahMos missile provides Indian Air Force a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target be in sea or land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions. The capability of the missile coupled with the superlative performance of the Su-30 aircraft gives the IAF a strategic reach and allows it to dominate the ocean and the battle fields.



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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/na...brahmos-supersonic-cruise-missile/501758.html
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    The Defence Ministry said the missile hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal from the combat jet. Image credit: IAF

    The Defence Ministry said the missile hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal from the combat jet. The land and warship versions of the missile have already been inducted into the armed forces. “Brahmos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile created history on today after it was successfully flight-tested for first time from the IAF’s frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal,” the Defence Ministry said.

    It said the successful maiden test firing of Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) from Su-30MKI will significantly bolster the IAF’s air combat operations capability from stand-off ranges.

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the “Team Brahmos” and the scientists at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the “historic achievement”. Giving details of the test firing, the ministry said the missile was “gravity dropped” from the Su-30 fuselage, and the two stage missile’s engine fired up and straightway propelled towards the intended target at the sea.

    Brahmos ALCM, weighing 2.5 ton is the heaviest weapon to be deployed on India’s Su-30 fighter aircraft modified by state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to carry weapons.

    Dr S Christopher, Chairman of DRDO, congratulated the scientists and engineers for the “excellent text book kind of flight test”.

    The missile test was witnessed by Dr Sudhir Mishra, Director General (BrahMos), along with senior IAF officials, scientists and officials from DRDO and BrahMos. PTI


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    Prime Minister's Office
    22-November, 2017 19:29 IST
    PM expresses delight on the successful maiden test firing of Brahmos ALCM from Su-30MKI



    The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has expressed his delight on the successful maiden test firing of Brahmos ALCM (Air Launched Cruise Missile) from Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. The Prime Minister also congratulated all those who were associated with this remarkable feat.

    “Delighted on the successful maiden test firing of Brahmos ALCM from Su-30MKI. Congratulations to all those associated with this remarkable feat”, the Prime Minister said.



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    The successful test of the air-launched BrahMos cruise missile greatly enhances India’s strike range not just on the borders but across the Indian Ocean, a senior official intimately involved in the project said.

    “China is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean to safeguard its critical energy lanes. If fired [BrahMos] from Andaman and Nicobar islands, the whole of Malacca Straits gets within striking range. With BrahMos now on Su-30MKIs even Gwadar gets compromised. It gives striking range,” the official said on Thursday.


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  10. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog IDF NewBie

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    What kind of aircraft shelters do IAF bases currently have? @PARIKRAMA @Hellfire @vstol jockey @Sancho @abingonboy @Gessler

    Most pictures shows planes in open like this

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    I'm yet to see anything like above.

    If money is the problem to build hardened aircraft shelters then why not basic infra like this (assuming its not avail on all bases)

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    HAS - Hardened Aircraft Shelter


    The hardened blast panes are meant to safeguard the frontline Su-30MKI, Jaguars, Mirages and the upcoming Rafale aircraft from 2,000- pound enemy bombs in case of a war.

    Each of these shelters, sources told DH, could cost more than Rs 50 crore as they would be made up of reinforced concrete, would be having iron doors and maintenance facilities.

    Blast panes are integral part of a military air field where combat aircraft are kept during the war to save the metal birds from enemy bombs and missiles. The existing IAF shelters are capable of withstanding a blast from a 1,000-pound bomb. The new generation panes will be designed to withstand the hit by a 2,000-pound bomb, which the IAF apprehend the enemies may be possessing.

    Besides, these shelters would be large enough to accommodate the big Su-30 MKI aircraft and will have proper maintenance facilities.

    They would also be fitted with iron doors to minimise the chances of fragmentation damage from a missile strike.

    While the proposals are under the consideration of the defence ministry since 2015, sources said the air headquarters had made a fresh pitch for its approval given the rapidly changing security dynamics in India’s neighbourhood.

    Construction of hardened blast panes is a key part of the IAF’s plan to improve the infrastructure of its air fields particularly for the bases in the North East and Leh.


    http://www.deccanherald.com/content/620608/iaf-plans-construct-108-aircraft.html
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    164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Defence/16_Defence_12.pdf

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    @PARIKRAMA Sir What Happened to Jaguar Re Engine Deal

    No news for one year now
     
  13. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    IAF Strengthening Ground Infrastructure in North/North-East


    http://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories4599_IAF_Strengthening_Ground_Infrastructure in_North_North-East.htm

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/...games-pakistan-doklam-standoff/1/1095408.html
     
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