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Navy planning to procure four AEW&C planes

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by hotstud69, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. hotstud69

    hotstud69 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Looking to strengthen its surveillance capabilities and control over the maritime zone, Indian Navy is planning to procure four aircraft carrier-based Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) planes.
    “We are planning to procure four carrier-based AEW&C aircraft to carry out airborne surveillance, detection and tracking of airborne and surface contacts and control air interceptions and air strikes,â€￾ Navy officials told PTI here.
    At present, the Navy operates the carrier-borne Kamov-31, which were procured from Russia for early warning roles.
    Using AEW&C aircraft on aircraft carriers will help in expanding the area under surveillance near the area of their deployment, they added.
    “The control over the area would also be increased as the AEW&C aircraft can detect enemy fighter and maritime patrol aircraft and direct the fighter planes attached with it towards them and take them out,â€￾ officials said.
     
  2. Desi Jatt

    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

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    This will add further strentgh to large area surviellance and control..boy our navy growing like hell....we are no less than a full blue water navy now.
     
  3. prototype

    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    well the chinese already possess it,this is a nice move from india
     
  4. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    carrier based????? which indian carrier????


    :india:
     
  5. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    carrier based????? which indian carrier????


    :india:
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    maybe for virat and vikramaditya
     
  7. Devianz

    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I think we need catapults to launch AEW&C size aircrafts. So if to be used from carries it has to be on IAC-2 provided it comes with catapults.
     
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    prototype Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    hey can somebody provide any link to this news
     
  9. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    http://www.ptinews.com/news/698336_Navy-planning-to-procure-four-AEW-C-planes

    I don't think it is so easy for an AEWC to take off from an aircraft carrier. Right now we use helicopters for surveillance.

    This must be a newer helicopter and not an aircraft. If indeed its an aircraft, it won't be Phalcon or DRDO AWACS. It could be the new E-2D Hawkeye which recently revealed.
     
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    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    But even E-2D Hawkeye will have to be catapulted right???
     
  11. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Not necessarily. But a steam catapult would be a better option.
    The hawkeye are light and with a little modification can be made to take off on a skijump. I don't see steam catapults coming into service in India before 2025. That's not coming anytime soon.

    Who knows in the end we might gt ourselves more helicopters.
     
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    Devianz 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Yes its lighter than a fighter... but the engine are not powerful enough for a short take-off.
     
  13. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    yes, that is why I said it need modifications for operation on ski-jumps. May be turbojet engines.

    Right now its min takeoff distance is 564 m, which is more than any aircraft carrier. Even after use of skijumps, the min distance won't reduce to below 500 m.

    We need it to take off withing 230 m, which seems impossible for now.

    This is the main reason I think Navy would opt for a surveillance helicopter and not an aircraft.
     
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    http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/gene...hannel=aerospacedaily&id=news/INDIA090209.xml

    So its the Hawkeye E-2D which is on offer. And also point to be noted is that a shore based version is being considered and not a carrier-borne one.
     
  15. gowthamraj

    gowthamraj Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    ^ so As useal our media error?
     
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