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Transport Aircrafts of IAF - C-130J, C-17 Globemaster, C295: Updates & Discussions

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  1. BMD

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    nice pics
     
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    C130J accomplishes 'Mission Philippines'

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    Heavy Airlift Wing C-17s Pass 12,000-Hour Mark

    (Source: Heavy Airlift Wing; issued Nov. 14, 2013)

    PÃ￾PA, Hungary --- About 6 1/2 months after reaching the significant milestone of 10,000 flight hours, the Strategic Airlift Capability Heavy Airlift Wing fleet of three C-17 Globemaster III long range cargo jets has exceeded a total flying time of 12,000 flight hours.

    The 12,000 flight hour mark was passed by a HAW C-17 on a Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian combined mission on Nov. 13.

    Since its launch in July 2009 the Heavy Airlift Wing has carried out more than 840 missions delivering about 36,220 tons of cargo and carrying more than 47,000 passengers to serve the airlift needs of its 12 member nations.

    The Heavy Airlift Wing declared full operational capability in November 2012. During 2013 HAW flew more than 2,800 flight hours and is expected to reach 3,165 annual flying hours - meeting the target amount set to it by the Strategic Airlift Capability member nations.
     
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    IAF's 5th C-17 during flights -

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    these pics r of CB - 8005

    i have 4 pics of CB-8006 ,still at boeing assembly plant, clicked by my team, sent to me via facebook.
    how do i upload it?
     
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    First upload them to an image-hosting site like Imageshack or Photobucket and copy/paste the URL in the "image" tab on the top of your reply window -

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    Re: C-17 Globemaster: Updates & Discussions

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    Re: C-17 Globemaster: Updates & Discussions

    An IAF C-17A at Dabolim airport, Goa.

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    India, US ink $1billion deal for six Super Hercules aircraft:
    Dec 28, 2013

    NEW DELHI: The ongoing diplomatic kerfuffle over the Devyani Khobragade episode is no hurdle as far defence deals with the US are concerned. India and the US have inked another mega contract, the $1.01 billion one for six additional C-130J "Super Hercules" aircraft, while some others are being finalized.

    Defence ministry sources said the "letter of offer and acceptance" for the six new four-engine C-130Js, which will be delivered within three years, was signed on Friday under the US government's "foreign military sales" (FMS) programme.

    IAF already has six C-130Js tactical airlift aircraft, ordered for $962 million in 2007, which are based at the Hindon airbase on the outskirts of Delhi. The six new C-130Js, also configured for "special operations" as the first six, will be based at Panagarh in West Bengal.

    Panagarh will also house the headquarters of the new mountain strike corps, christened XVII Corps with a total of over 80,000 soldiers, being raised by the Army in a project worth around Rs 90,000 crore. This new corps will plug operational gaps along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control (LAC) as well as give "some serious ground offensive capabilities" against China for the first time.

    The rugged C-130J, as also the bigger C-17 Globemaster-III strategic airlift aircraft acquired from the US, can even land at a small forward airbase on a semi-prepared runway. Crucial to counter China's massive build-up of border infrastructure, this capability was amply demonstrated when IAF landed a C-130J on the Daulat Beg Oldi airstrip in eastern Ladakh, at an altitude of 16,614-feet just seven-km from the LAC, in August this year.

    The US has already bagged deals close to $10 billion over the last decade in the lucrative Indian defence market. The other deals on the anvil are the ones for 22 Apache attack helicopters, 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers, four P-8I maritime patrol aircraft and 145 M-777 ultra-light howitzers, together worth another $4 billion or so.

    "The CNC (contract negotiation committee) for the Chinooks has completed its work, while the one for the Apaches is on the verge of finalization. The M-777 howitzers' contract was stuck on the offsets proposal but is now being sorted out," said a MoD source.

    That's not all. The US is also in the contention for the over Rs 15,000 crore project to equip the 355 infantry battalions of the Indian Army with third-generation, shoulder-fired anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).

    After the US initially created roadblocks in the transfer of technology (ToT) for its "Javelin" ATGMs, India had turned to the Israeli "Spike" ATGMs for the project, which will involve an initial import of the tank-killing missiles followed by ToT to defence PSU Bharat Dynamics for indigenous manufacture.

    But the A K Antony-led Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) last month put on hold a decision on clearing the Israeli case after the US offered a joint project to manufacture the next-generation of ATGMs. "The MoD will consider both the American and Israeli projects now and choose the one which suits India better," said the source.

    India, US ink $1billion deal for six Super Hercules aircraft - The Times of India
     
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    C-17 lands at Thanjavur Airforce station

    In a cabability demonstration, C-17 military cargo aircraft (Boeing C-17 Globemaster III) landed at Thanjavur Airforce station at 7.15 p.m. on Sunday.

    The high range, heavy weight aircraft, hovered over the Air Traffic Control building and landed majestically in the runway and glided to its parking place.

    Airforce officials, told presspersons, who were witness to the landing that it was for the first time a night landing of such a big aircraft is done and again it is for the first time that a C-17 is landing in an airbase in South India.

    The aircraft is likely to make some sorties on Monday and it will be in the Airforce station for two more days. In a couple of days a few more fighter planes are expected to arrive in Thanjavur Airforce station.

    C-17s will be used to perform strategic airlift missions transporting troops and cargo. Additional roles include tactical airlift, medical evacuation and air drop.

    In June 2009, Indian Air Force selected the C-17s to fulfil its very heavy lift transport Aircraft requirement and to replace its fleet of ageing transport planes. In January 2010, the U.S. Government received a request from India for ten C-17s through the US Foreign Military Programme which was approved by the U.S. congress in June 2010. IAF successfully test landed a C-17 at Gaggal Airport India, to complete its C-17s trials.

    In February 2011, the IAF and Boeing agreed terms for the order of ten C-17s with an option for six more. Deliveries began in 2013 and will go on until the end of 2014.

    The Aircraft is 174 ft long, 55.1 ft high and the fuselage diameter is 22.5 ft. Cargo floor length is 68.2 ft and load capacity is 18,144 kgs.

    Defence Minister A.K. Antony, dedicated a full fledged first fighter plane base of the IAF in the southern peninsula at Thanjavur on May 27, 2013, on Monday.

    At that time Mr. Antony said that the establishment of a premiere fighter base at Thanjavur assumes importance in the context of geopolitical scenario and in view of threat perception in the oceanic region around the peninsula. Two sukhoi 30 aircrafts took off one after another and made a war formation to mark the dedication.

    “By a strong presence of IAF fighter squadron in stations like Thanjavur, the country can be confident and safe” Mr. Antony said, then, at the press conference that followed the dedication.

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    An unfinished Tejas fuselage is being loaded into the belly of an IAF C-17.
     
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    NewDelhi,March 10 : The newly acquired strategic aircraft by the Indian Air Force C -130-J called as Super Hercules landed at Kargil airfield for the first time on Friday.

    Once it’s get fully operational it will be a great boost for the civilian population and will play an important role for the military planning in future.

    Beside this the humanitarian efforts of the Indian Air Force continues with the airlifting of large number of stranded local population from far flung areas of Ladakh, Jammu and Srinagar region by the mighty jet of IAF i.e IL-76.

    People who were stranded during winters were able to meet their relatives and families at Kargil, Jammu and Srinagar.

    A large number of students and teachers were also there who can start their school on time after their winter vacations.

    On Friday, about 650 passengers including children, ladies and students were airlifted from Jammu, Leh and Srinagar.

    The welfare and humanitarian efforts of the Indian Air Force for the local population continues in all possible ways and the same will continue in future.

    http://www.pravasitoday.com/super-hercules-aircraft-lands-at-kargil-for-first-time
     
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    One of IAF's C-130J-30 "Super Hercules" aircraft are being used in the ongoing search operations in Bay of Bengal for missing
    Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 : some pictures from this operational deployment, the latest of many the Super Herc had participated
    in since it was inducted into the IAF -

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