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India Planning to Deploy Brahmos on PAK T-50 FGFA

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Hashu, Mar 13, 2011.

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  1. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    India is planning to deploy its 290km range supersonic BrahMos cruise missile on the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) being developed with Russia. "If we are able to reduce the weight of the missile below two tonnes, we can deploy it on the FGFA and we are looking to do that in future," BrahMos Aerospace chief A Sivathanu Pillai said here.

    FGFA is joint venture aircraft development programme between India and Russia under which India will induct 250-300 of these advanced planes. The missile is already being developed for deployment on Su-30MKIs of the Indian Air Force.

    Asked if the missile could be put on other aircraft such as the LCA or the proposed Medium-Multirole Combat Aircraft (M-MRCA), Pillai said it would not be possible for the LCA as it was a small aircraft.

    Asked if there was any plan to export the missile, the BrahMos chief said "many countries in the world have shown interest in the missile and a Supervisory Council comprising Indian and Russian officials has given clearance for exporting it to friendly countries."

    He said the three Services have extended their support for the missile export but only after fulfilling their requirements. Pillai said the three Services have placed orders worth USD four billion with BrahMos including the orders for the land version of cruise missile by the Indian Air Force.

    The BrahMos chief denied there were disputes between India and Russia over the modifications being carried out in the Su-30MKIs being upgraded to fire-from-the-air version of the missile. "The trials of launching BrahMos cruise missile from air will begin in 2012 and there will be no delay in the programme due to this," he added.
    http://weapons.technology.youngester.com/2011/03/india-planning-to-deploy-brahmos-on-pak.html
     
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  2. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Please post the source.
    This is very good future planning.
    They should also consider Astra BVR and other Indian origin missile in PAK-FA development.
     
  3. Vritra

    Vritra Major ELITE MEMBER

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    How daft a reporter do you have to be to even ask that question?
     
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  4. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    yes ofcourse!
     
  5. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    How stupid! FGFA is for stealth and low visibility and to perform the duties of F-22 in our air force. ever heard of Raptor carrying Tomahawk? Wonder how IAF has come to this silly and impractical concept. So much for the complex examinations that it keeps for selection.
     
  6. Satbir

    Satbir 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I dont think it is a stupid idea. Yes it will compromise stealth. But then it also has advantage. It can be used for anti-ship. Remember Brahmos has long range so it can target its enemy from far and once the missile is released the aircraft will become stealthy again.
     
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    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    not all missions have to be stealth!
     
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  8. d14gtc

    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Could have some other stealth version of BraHmos like made changes for Su 30 MKI.
     
  9. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    It has to be equipped in the internal carriage otherwise it will not serve its purpose.
     
  10. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^^ not possible at all !!! the missile is way too big to fit inside any of the internal bays....
     
  11. Lock786

    Lock786 FULL MEMBER

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    How is the T-50 stealthy exactly when it is going to carry two tonne of a missile?
     
  12. Spartacus+

    Spartacus+ Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    T-50 is silent flanker like F-15 silent Eagle.
     
  13. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Whatever makes you sleep tight....:coffee:
     
  14. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    How about you wait till 2018 and see this for yourself? Actually I too am against this fitting of BrahMos on FGFA. AND ONE MORE THING: FGFA will NOT be the same as T-50. This is just a prototype for testing the basic stuff. The 2 planes are very different and share only some basic commonalities.
     
  15. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Still it is a stupid move considering that we will have to modify certain things on the FGFA's airframe and stuff to get that kind of missile on. There's simply no point of doing this modification. IAF has lost its mind. It could rather put all those brains in modifying an MRTA and making it carry 10 BrahMos ALCM escorted by MKIs and FGFAs in case of a war.

    That would add the quantity + damage equation for any threat perception. Wonder how Naik cleared this....:what:
     
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