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Livefist EXCLUSIVE: Indian Air Force Revives Electronic Snooper Jet Requirement

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by PARIKRAMA, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Hellfire

    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Yes that is Bombardier Global 5000.

    Additionally, they have every type of aircraft as also held by IAF. They sport IAF roundels but are dedicated ARC.

    NTRO does not have Fixed Wing yet.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Not less than 7 types
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    I have heard differently ;)

    Oh no, it is much much larger than that.
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    You have heard wrong ...... the ARC was to be merged, which has been stopped for now.


    7 TYPES .... C-47 Dakota :) (but don't count it in 7), so here goes:
    1. Avro HS-748,
    2. IL-76 MD,
    3. An-32,
    4. Dornier Do-228,
    5. Bombardier Global 5000,
    6. Boeing 737,
    7. Gulfstream 3/5.

    :)
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    AFAIK the electronic support assets of ARC are still to be transfered to NRTO but ARC will maintain their fixed wing (transport) fleet.

    My mistake, I incorrectly thought you had written 7 units instead of 7 types.

    + C-47s? Must be long since decommissioned?
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    For 1. No more
    For 2. How the hell will you clear FRTO if you do this? ;)
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    So NRTO are going to create their own fleet of electronic snooping assets?

    :oops::oops:
     
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    Hellfire Devil's Advocate Staff Member MODERATOR

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    They already have them in place since a decade. Only they were to get ARC's assets as per Doval's plan, which has been held up. Nothing to read in it actually. NTRO is quite - good.
     
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    Anish BANNED BANNED

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    Such threads can go onto infinity and beyond because when the acquisition does take place it will be unknown to the press.

    ELINT/SIGINT and all these types of platforms operated by Armed Forces and Intelligence Agencies are unknown to the public and only revealed when decommissioned in most cases.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Any particular reason for this?
    From everything I have heard NRTO are top-notch and do exceptional work across the board with an increidbly impressive and effective work culture.

    This is more true for intel agencies, for the military they are rather open with what they posses and in many cases are obligated to be.
     
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    Damn..if everyone's going to kill me after telling me stuff I would have been dead a dozen times on this forum alone :dirol:

    What is Boeing 737 used for? SIGINT?
     
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    surya kiran 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    And what about those in slightly higher altitude :fighting2:
     
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    Delhi has issued a request for information (RFI) for seven signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming aircraft.

    As per the RFI, two aircraft in SIGINT configuration will be acquired for the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) - India’s technical intelligence agency. Five SIGINT and communications jamming configured aircraft are to be operated by the air force.

    A request for proposal (RFP) is due before the middle of 2018. Deliveries are to commence two years after the contract is signed.

    This marks the revival of a 2012 effort to obtain special mission aircraft. At that time the requirement was for nine.

    The RFI specifies that the airborne SIGINT system should have greater than a 400km range with 360-degree azimuth coverage.

    The aircraft must be able to operate from airfields as high as 3300m (10,800 feet) above sea level in both roles, and while carrying a minimum of 50 percent fuel load.

    Each aircraft must have seven workstations, in addition to minimum seating capacity for at least ten passengers and space for four crew-rest bunks. The aircraft destined for the NTRO will have only SIGINT equipment installed, with the displays to be duplicated in the cockpit.

    The aircraft must include a countermeasures dispensing system, radar warning receiver, missile approach warning system and directed infrared counter measures (DIRCM).

    Delhi has made strenuous efforts to improve the nation’s inadequate airborne surveillance capability in recent years. Three Beriev A-50EI airborne early warning & control (AEW&) aircraft in service, with funding for two additional examples approved in 2016.

    The first of three Embraer EMB-145-based AEW&C aircraft was inducted in February. India's Defence Research & Development Organisation is also looking at obtaining six Airbus A330 aircraft as AEW&C platforms.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/delhi-outlines-need-for-seven-sigint-aircraft-439504/
     
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