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Recap: IAF procurements between 2004 and 2014

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Sancho, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    40 x LCA MK1:
    Action for induction of Tejas into IAF has been initiated. As of now, IAF has placed order in 2006 for 20 Tejas aircraft in IOC configuration and another 20 aircraft in FOC configuration in 2010.
    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=146717


    54 x Dhruv:
    159 machines expected to be spread over the next five years – through the 11th Five Year Plan and the first year of the 12th Plan. Of the 159 helicopters, around 105 are for the Army, while the rest will be acquired by the Air Force.
    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-pape...s-Dhruv-gets-CCS-approval/article14900231.ece


    82 x Su 30 MKI:
    1. 50 SU-30MK and MKIs ordered directly from Russia in 1996. The SU-30MKs were reportedly modernized to a basic SU-30MKI standard.
    2. Another 40 SU-30MKIs, ordered direct in 2007. These machines have reportedly been upgraded to the “Phase 3″ standard.
    3. A license-build deal with India’s HAL that aims to produce up to 140 more SU-30MKI Phase 3 planes from 2013-2017
    4. An improved set of 42 HAL-built SU-30MKI “Super 30s”. A preliminary order was reportedly signed in 2011, but the final deal waited until December 2012.
    https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/india-ordering-modernizing-su-30mkis-05852/


    3 x EMB 145:
    India ordered the three aircraft under a $208 million deal in 2008.
    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/india-receives-its-first-emb-145-aewc-aircraft-375588/


    151 x Mi 17:
    In 2008, Rosoboronexport, the Russian state intermediary agency responsible for the import and export of defense technology, signed an initial contract for the delivery of 80 Mi-17V-5 choppers to India. This was followed by the signing of contracts in 2012 and 2013 for an extra 71 Mi-17V-5
    https://thediplomat.com/2016/02/india-receives-final-batch-of-russian-mi-17-helicopters/


    12 x C130:
    Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne, told India Strategic in an interview that he expected a formal agreement with the US by January 2012. He also disclosed that five of six C 130Js ordered in 2008 had already been received
    http://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories1232_IAF_requests_more_C130J.htm

    India placed an order for additional six C-130Js in 2013,
    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/15709/India_To_Get_Six_C_130J_Transport_Aircraft_In_2017


    57 x Hawk:
    The Indian government has signed a deal worth more than £700 million ($1.01 billion) to acquire a further batch of 57 BAE Systems Hawk 132 advanced jet trainers.
    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/india-signs-1-billion-deal-for-more-hawk-trainers-345458/


    12 x AW101:
    In pursuance of the decision of the CCS the Ministry of Defence concluded a contract for the supply of 12 AW-101 VVIP helicopter with M/s AgustaWestland, UK on 08 February, 2010.
    http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=92237


    10 x C17:
    June 2011, India’s Ministry of Defence signed an agreement with the U.S. government to acquire 10 Boeing C 17 Globemaster III airlifters.

    http://www.boeing.co.in/products-an...eing-defense-space-and-security-in-india.page


    75 x PC-7:
    This marks the final aircraft delivery milestone under the contract between Pilatus and the Government of India’s Ministry of Defence signed in May 2012.
    http://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories4265_Pilatus_Delivers_75th_PC-7_Mk_II_to_Indian_Air_Force.htm


    => 496 aircrafts!

    As promised and keep in mind these are only the aircraft orders of IAF, not weapons or other systems and no orders of other forces either. Not too bad for a lost decade after all don't you think?
     
  2. Anish

    Anish BANNED BANNED

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    12 AW101 are cancelled ?

    IAF SAM procurements available on their website
     
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    sunstersun Lieutenant IDF NewBie

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    gotta factor in aircraft projected to be loss as well.

    those numbers would be good if no aircraft retired.
     
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  4. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Yes, but afterwards. The procurement was done.
     
  5. NKVD

    NKVD Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Follow on orders that's It No Game changing Deal MKI contract Was already negotiated During NDA-1
    • In October 2000, a (MoU) was signed for Indian licence-production of 140 Su-30MKIs; in December 2000, a deal was sealed at Russia's Irkutsk aircraft plant for full technology transfer. The first Nasik-built Su-30MKIs were to be delivered by 2004, with staggered production until 2017–18. In November 2002, the delivery schedule was expedited with production to be completed by 2015. An estimated 920 AL-31FP turbofans are to be manufactured at HAL's Koraput Division, while the mainframe and other accessories are to be manufactured at HAL's Lucknow and Hyderabad divisions. Final integration and test flights of the aircraft are carried out at HAL's Nasik Division.Four manufacturing phases were outlined with progressively increasing Indian content: Phase I, II, III and IV. In phase I, HAL manufactured the Su-30MKIs from knocked-down kits, transitioning to semi knocked-down kits in phase II and III; in phase IV, HAL produced aircraft from scratch from 2013 onward

    And Few Logistic Helicopters that's It

    1. Neglected Artillery
    2. Medium Tank replace ment
    3. Infantry Rifles
    4. MMRCA
    5. Attack Helos
    6. Neglect of Ammunition Availability For WWR
    7. Privatization of under utilized DPSu's
    There Many Areas Where It completely Stay blind
     
  6. MilSpec

    MilSpec Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Missed opportunities:

    Jag Darin III with Honeywell F125IN re-engine.

    Mig27 with AL31F re-engine.

    Follow on Phalcon on Beriev A50.

    Zhuk Aesa upgrade for Mig29UPG.
     
  7. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    :lol: I didn't expected you to admit the truth anyway, but wanted to deliver what I promised.
     
  8. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    That wasn't possible, since the radar wasn't developed and available with all modes. Zhuk ME made the 29UPG and K fully multi role capable instead.
     
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    NKVD Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Truth LOL

    You only Exposing Your short Sight ness And UPA Impotency Try to hide in your Sweet Charming Words As your Wish

    But This is reality World Knows About Antony And his tenure

    HERE IN BOLD WORDS FOR YOU

    The worst defence minister ever: AK Antony's tenure, the longest for a ...



    :award::wave:
     
  10. MilSpec

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    Could have use ME as an interim and then ensured we would get either an Irbis or a Zhuk Aesa, The Aesa upgrade suite for the MKI in coming years would be a feakin game changer.
     
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  11. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Yes just like you obviously knew it. :mrgreen:

    There is perception of that tenure and there is the reality of it. The perception is mixed with the scams of totally different areas, the reality is, that he bought pretty much stuff, that went unnoticed and we now praise, indeed as game changers!
    Be it the transport aircrafts, that now are the pride of IAF setting records and doing an exceptional job in disaster relief missions. Same for the Dhruv and Mi 17 fleet, that improved our air rescue capabilities by far. The trainers that now are the lifeline for IAF, which had been in ruins, of he had remained waiting on HAL to deliver, or even the fact that he pushed the LCA development by getting it into IOC2 and IAF ordering a 2nd squadron, to de-link the Kaveri project.

    That doesn't mean he was a good DM, but that he was far better than the public perception, or than people would give him credit for.
     
  12. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    That's what happening now anyway with the Ks, although I would prefer Uttam. But at the time it was the best and in fact even a difficult choice, since Russia had even problems to fund the Zhuk production line.

    Yes the upgrade for MKI will be a key, although I consider other systems as more important.
     
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    Som Thomas 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Does anyone know how long these aircrafts are going to retire?

    MiG-21
    MiG-27
    Jaguar Darin
    MiG 29UPG

    I believe mig-21/27 are going to be replaced by LCA mk1A/mk2.
    And Jaguar/MiG 29 will be replaced by Dassault Rafael.
    And Su30mki by Pakfa/fgfa

    Is that what IAF is planning to do?
     
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    I think it'd be interesting to add how many of the ordered aircraft have ended up being delivered now that we are in late 2017.
     
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    MiG-21 2025
    MiG-27 2025
    Jaguar Darin 2042
    MiG 29UPG 2032
     

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