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IAF Jaguar DARIN-III Flies With New AESA Radar

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Gessler, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Why this AESA equipped Jaguar is meant to Hunt Chinese and Pakistani Warships
    Published August 11, 2017 SOURCE: VINAYAK SHETTY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaUWb8REmI&feature=youtu.be

    First AESA Equipped Jaguar aircraft with tail number JM255 made its first flight yesterday. This particular aircraft belongs to IAF’s Maritime Strike No-6 Dragons Squadron based in Lohegaon Airbase just outside Pune, which is specially tasked to carry out Anti-Ship operations in the Arabian sea. Jaguar Maritime (JM) Strike Squadron consists of 12 Jaguar aircraft which are now getting Darin III upgrade and each aircraft will be equipped with AESA radar, Glass cockpit, Higher capacitor alternators, Helmet Mounted Display, Integrated Defensive aid suite, New mission computers along with new software upgrade along with Tarang Radar warning receiver. Jaguar Maritime is now equipped with American supplied Harpoon Block-II Anti ship missile which has a range of nearly 124kms and also can be used to carry out land strike missions if required. Jaguar Maritime is also equipped with Inflight refuelling probe which allows them to patrol Arabian sea for longer duration and the pilots are also trained by Indian Naval aviators for all their operations over the sea. While almost all Indian air force fighter fleet can perform all Anti Ship missions over high sea and several Sukhoi-30 Squadrons are also regularly trained to carryout Anti ship missions over the sea but Jaguar Maritime Strike Squadron is only special dedicated Squadron marked for operations over the sea which in sync works with Indian Naval aviation to hunt for rival warships which are moving closer to Indian waters . IAF operates 100 + Jaguar Strike (JS) and Jaguar Trainer (JT) aircraft out of 48 newer built Jaguars will receive Darin III upgrade along with 12 Jaguar Maritime (JM) so that it can be kept in operation till 2034 and beyond. ELTA-2052 AESA Fire Control Radar has excellent Sea Search and tracking capabilities and Multi-targeting capabilities which will enhance Jaguar Maritime (JM) Strike capabilities.

    http://idrw.org/why-this-aesa-equip...t-chinese-and-pakistani-warships/#more-144589 .
     
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    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The range quoted for Harpoon itself is wrong. This is just for a very LO launch. If fired from a height, the range is nearly double of it.
     
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    As x_killer also pointed, only 60-62 Jaguars to be upgraded from the most recent Batch. What you are confusing it, is with the Honeywell engine upgrade program.
     
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    This makes good sense.
     
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    Only 59 air frames are marked for D3 upgrade plan..massively inadequate almost 67 birds short.. these 67 needs immediate planned replacement..
     
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    You might be confused with total number of jaguars.
    There are overall 6 squadrons of Jag with 20 each at Ambala, Jamnagar and Gorakhpur.(correct me if I'm wrong)

    IAF decided not to Upgrade DARIN-2 jags , hence the remaining will be upgraded to DARIN-III.

    You may read the post but it stated the number equal to 60 but the correct number will be 62
    http://defenceupdate.in/darin-iii-navigation-attack-system-makes-the-iafs-jaguar-a-deadly-weapon/
     
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    That link is only partially correct.

    270 Honeywell engines are being procured to upgrade the 120+ Jaguars.

    But all Jaguars are being upgraded with new avionics.
     
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    The order of 270 F-124 Engines was finalised in last year. 240 for replacement and 30 for spare. Till today, some batches are delivered remaining will be delivered in more batches.
    DARIN-II Engines was preferred for Replacement and remaining will be replace during DARIN-III Upgrade.
     
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    Any source for your claim?
     
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    Posted previously in this thread.

    If you find something on the net stating IAF importing 60 or less AESA radars it's because a radar is not a permanent fixture and can be plugged in /plugged out.
     
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    I'm on smartphone, can't do easily.
    Please do it on my behalf...
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    IDRW again. :facepalm:

    - Jaguar IM were capable of hunting enemy ships for decades, since they always had radar and anti ship missiles
    - AFAIK Jaguar IMs are based at Jamnagar, not Lohegaon
    - Harpoon was integrated years ago and has no relation to Darin 3
    - till the Mig29 upgrade, only the 12 x Jaguar IM and possibly the MKI had anti ship missiles (not sure if they have KH35 yet).
     
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