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Navy's overpriced Kamov-28 upgrade

Discussion in 'Indian Navy' started by Anish, Apr 4, 2015.

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  1. Ved Mishra

    Ved Mishra Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    For India its just the operational jets availability which not only depends on jets but on pilots as well. You can't make pilot's for a jet over night. You need to give them man hours of flight to get used to.

    You don't have a full fledged operational squadron even within one year of induction of brand new jets.
     
  2. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    seems bit expensive

    but

    315 million for 10 =31.5 average

    the costs of Seahwaks is not what has been quoted in Wiki - and neither it is the same for chinook & Apache + they are really not comparable in terms of specs

    but 16 seahawks at 1 billion= 62.5 million / helicopter

    plus the price of new Kamov 28 is not available
     
  3. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    well it is not a proper comparision if you compare mirage upgrade with kamov upgrade & overhaul

    while for Kamov - seahawk can be a replacement Apache cannot replace kamov

    for mirage in indian IAF service there are many replacement options available including tejas

    also the cost of upgrade of mirage is almost the cost of buying a new mirage so the upgrade dosent make sense

    in case of kamov while costs of new kamov are not readily available and seahawk costs double of kamov upgrade & Apache cant fulfill anti submarine roles so that cant be considered
     
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