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Su-30MKI Multirole Fighter Aircraft and Super 30 Upgrade News, Discussions..

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Dark_Prince, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Zer0reZ

    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    What does the Italian have to offer?
     
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    On-board pizza maker.
     
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    AESA T/R modules for the EW suite. It was originally made for Mig-29UPG.
     
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    turkish Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    No Pasta maker?
     
  6. Gessler

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    ELT-568 from Elettronica S.p.A?

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    ...or the newer ELT-568(v)2 meant for MiG-35 -

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  7. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    http://www.janes.com/article/71947/mbda-unveils-future-family-of-glide-munitions


    @PARIKRAMA

    MoD should consider the MBDA smartglider with the HSL for the MKI upgrade! It could carry 30 to 42 of the lighter version at once and the heavier version with 1500Kg could be a good alternative to KAB 1500. At this point of the development, one could even participate, which would add to industrial benefits.
     
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    Why ? When DRDO SAAW have the same capability?

    Infact, smartglider is scheduled for 2025 while we have already tested SAAW.
     
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    I am still awaiting the outcome of Meteor and Brimstone file which IAF recommended for integration with MKI upgrade and pointed to commanlity of weapons..

    It seems a 2 way link can extract the information base from MKI radar which are also called as Mini Awacs and give the longest possible best case scenario for Meteor..

    It's true Russia are pushing for a upgrade based on PAKFA arsenal but IAF heart is still with Meteor based on certain perceptions and experiences with Russian missiles.

    For A2G runway destruction and limited collateral damage case, SAAW and Garuthamma is there.. these two provide a good capability upgradation for MKI in A2G mode..
     
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    Russia's Meteor equivalent is still a few years away. The Meteor is a better option for now. The Russian missile will be used in the future on MKI anyway.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Saaw is just rumored as a anti runway weapon and only the Trishul blog has made the link to Spice 250. Nor is it known if there will be larger class of weapons and most of all it's DRDO and with it's track record I only take them seriously when there is actually something to see.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    There is no way that the Europeans will allow Meteor to be integrated to a Russian radar and brimstone on the MKI would be a waste as well, since tank hunting or basic CAS should be done by more cost-effective fighters and not your main air superiority platform.
     
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    MBDA has already offered the Meteor to the IAF for the MKI.

    Brimstone isn't for CAS alone. There are many targets deep within China that can allow the use of Brimstone, particularly logistics and transports.
     
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    SAAW is already undergoing development testing. It's already been tested from both Jaguar and MKI. It should become operational in a year.

    It has nothing to do with Spice 250.
     
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