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India offers to buy more Apache helicopters, hopes to drive down costs

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by tusharm, Aug 7, 2014.

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  1. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    dosent the modi govt want to protects the farmers interests in case of GM Crops ?

    Selective protection ?
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    India has option between Ka-52 and AH-64D, AH-64D has been somewhat battle proven and more than Ka-52
    If the Army wants then it might be better to analyse the purchase and take but make sure that the Army has to buy 4 times the number of LCH and even the government has to ensure this. Thus if Arny wants 50 AH-64 then it has to also accomodate buying, using and maintaining 200 LCH. And yes, some of these can be transfered to IAF but then it would be paid and maintained through IA funds (the government should ensure this)

    Apache is a good helicopter, but then we have to stress that our indegenous products are developed further. Also Boeing has to ensure that AH-64D can also be armed with HELINA and not just TOW missiles that come with it.
     
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    If the deal goes through India would be the 3rd largest operator of AH64 type attack helo behind US(obviously) & UK(67 in service)

    all others have below 50 no. in service or order

    Egypt 47
    Israeli 47
    UAE 28
    south Korea 36 (on order) etc.
     
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    Apache & LCH serves different purpose

    as the name suggest Light combat helicopter will support infantry in nos. & will be allotted to every forward battalion (close support duties etc)

    Apache will be given SEAD duties & high altitude duties (as it might carry more arms then LCH at high altitude)

    lastly India doesn't have a program for Medium or heavy attack helo till now(Indeginious ) , so importing is the only options.
     
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    Not sure if we really need 61 Apaches. But if HAL fails to deliver IA-specific version of LCH, we may have no choice.
     
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    its for both IAF & IAAC
     
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    the latest versions of all helos & air crafts have ..what we call plug & play ?

    so to add any missile/ equipment ,only the "hardware" comparability is to be looked into ?
     
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    Can we look forward to any sort of ToT if this deals through?
     
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    ajithharish 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    US is not a country which will give you ToT
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Where have i said "GM IS THE ONLY WAY" ?
     
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    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    They offered ToT in MMRCA for F-16IN
     
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    ajithharish 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    For a huge deal & that to for old technology they would obviously provide ToT.. We have better technology than F-16s today
     
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    What is the offset policy ?? are we getting TOT for atleast spare parts & missiles, bombs?? if not america will force india not to use at the time of conflict threating of sanctions
     
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