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Indian Navy offered Maritime version of Global Hawk

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  1. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Northrop Grumman has received and responded to Request for Information (RFI) issued recently by Indian Ministry of defence. Northrop Grumman has received necessary permission from United States government and has offered MQ-4C, which is a modified version of combat proven Global Hawk, improvised for the Maritime surveillance.

    MQ-4C also known as Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV based on Global Hawk and will complement the 737 based Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA), the P-8A Poseidon.

    Indian Navy has already ordered 12 of P-8I which is an export variant of the P-8A Poseidon which US Navy will be operating ,which they will be replacing their older turbo prop based P-3 Maritime surveillance aircraft .

    MQ-4C Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV will have 36 hour endurance and will be able to operate up to 60000 ft against strong winds and severe weather, and has a payload of 3200 LB .MQ-4C will have 2D AESA radar providing it 360 degree coverage over vast section of the ocean.

    MQ-4C will provide Indian Navy, a tactical platform which will be able to scan large section of Indian Ocean for Hostile surface and Submarine fleet, and it also will be operationally be quite cheaper to operate than a manned surveillance aircraft.
     
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    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Dont miss the video.

    MQ-4C to play a complementary role to the Boeing P-8I. A brilliant move indeed.

     
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  4. satya

    satya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    i love this plane grab it,it would be very useful:yahoo:
     
  5. uptotrix

    uptotrix Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    US wants to sell us a lot of stuff lately, things have changed...:rolleyes:
     
  6. Executioner

    Executioner FULL MEMBER

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    Why US is too much interested in selling all this stuff.
     
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    uptotrix Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    They are good mates dude, we are starting to trust them.
     
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  8. satya

    satya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    money is what they want
     
  9. abirbec04

    abirbec04 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good acquisition ..... we should definitely go for it. Besides the obvious benefit as a force multiplier, our scientists can also get a peek at this beast. :biggthumpup:
     
  10. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Very good we must get it , it will be very useful,

    but USA please treat us as friend and dont stick your strings here too, If you can trust Pak on F-16s you can trust us too. no strict End user monitoring and blaa blaa if you sell a goods and we get it then it must be ours.
     
  11. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    We Should Defeneitly Order Some for All the Three Forces
     
  12. smestarz

    smestarz Lt. Colonel REGISTERED

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    Best is to have buyer-seller relationship
     
  13. Capt.Popeye

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    USA trusts nobody. They do business with people, in the final analysis; keeping their interests foremost. And that is the way it should be most times. About the F-16s to our neighbors, do you even remotely believe that they come with "no-strings" attached? 90 countries have signed the CISMOA and similar agreements with the USA to get goodies from them. India has not and still persists in that stand. The F-16 vipers have many "embedded systems", know what I mean. There is no waiver/exemption on that. Even ex-PM Mahathir Mohammed is on record that the American aircraft that the Malaysian Air Force acquired from the US could not get the Mission Computers re-configured without US involvement/control. The Americans while loading high-tech on their lethal weaponry do not allow control of certain crucial systems, neither do they allow substitution/integration of alternative equipment; which the Russians allowed on the MKIs for instance, apart from other platforms. That has definitely been factored in to the down-listing of the MRCA contenders apart from the tech. issues. In the C-17 and C-130 deals, since they came as "non-lethal equipment", there was a certain latitude available, which India utilised.

    In case of the Global Hawk, similar rules apply. But over time, USA will allow some more latitude to India (for USA's own reasons), though the controls will never be completely eliminated. It just happens to be part of USA's State Policy, and has been so for a long time.

    All that said, the Global Hawk will be a great force multiplier for the IN to add to the capabilities of the P-8Is. And definitely qualifies as a "must buy" item.
    Anybody here would like to speculate why the US is willing to supply it to the IN ?
    I doubt whether it will be added to the inventory of the other forces.
     
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  14. HULK

    HULK 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Honestly speaking when all these procurement is completed, we will have a formidable force.
     
  15. Mr.Ryu

    Mr.Ryu Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Thanks this shows we must stay away from their h/w

    and you missed my point what i want to say is
    "When they believe PAK will honor the agreement and not supply or give access to china or others is what they believe after all knowing what they did with AQ" why cant they lower the standards on CISMOA with us and accept us and provide ToT on equipment that we pay for with premium ??

    USA trusts nobody. They do business with people : That's right that's why they lost F-16s and F-18 to EFT and DR, We INDIA is moving from just buyer to value added buyer we like to explore possibility and integrate various tech that we receive in ToT in our system and i think its best for us.

    even now i stand by IF THEY ASK FOR CISMOA for Global Hawk just stay away.
     
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