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

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by hotstud69, May 1, 2010.

  1. OnePunchMan

    OnePunchMan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    question is high on what???????
    contratrily to what people believe drugs don't make people stupid this is either because he is mentally retarded or has been affected by zombie making RX virus.
    some of the great authors smoked weed before creating their most fine intellectual work this muppet makes up fake words do large self proclamation and then spout of nonsense yup
     
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  2. nair

    nair Die hard Romeo Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    What an Idea Sar jeee!!!!!! Thank god he did not think of Bangkok.....
     
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  3. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Retard, total retard.

    90% of what is written here is false.
     
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    High on the payment for disinformation .... paid news .. propoganda against the nation.
     
  5. Gessler

    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Something I've observed...don't know if this was previously noted or not...

    We ordered 6 C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft, with the tail numbers KC-3801 through KC-3806. Out of these, one of the planes (KC-3803) is a write-off involved in the 2014 Gwalior accident). But what I've just observed is that only 2 out of the 6 SuperHercs IAF ordered have mid-air refueling capability via the probe carried beside the cockpit (accepts drogues deployed by Il-78MKI; interesting that I can't find a single picture of IAF Il-78 refueling our SuperHercs. IAF should release such pics...they'd be a one-of-a-kind in the world!).

    Those two are the KC-3801 (the first) and the KC-3806 (the last) -

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    None of the other three (or four until 2014) can be refueled mid-air -

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    What's up with this setup? Surely there must be some mechanic at work here - with only 2 capable of extended-reach missions/more on-station time. Makes me wonder how the next 6 will be configured.

    @Abingdonboy @vstol jockey @PARIKRAMA @randomradio @Agent_47 @Levina @Robinhood Pandey @AbRaj
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    AFAIK all IAF C-130J-30s have the "plumbing" for IFR probes but most of the time do not have them fitted, perhaps 3801 and 3806 are the designated quick reaction flight of the 77 SQN and hence fitted out 24/7 with the probes. If you look on the chins of all the IAF's Hercs you can see there is the mount for the FLIR pod but it is not always fitted.
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    nair Die hard Romeo Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Ok Guys..... There is nothing much to discuss on this topic..... And i guess the Author has admitted his stupid error....... Closing the thread
     
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    Levina Colonel on stilettos Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    India to fit six new C-130J s with terrain warning system
    Gareth Jennings, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
    16 March 2017
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    The six new C-130Js to be delivered to India will be fitted with a terrain awareness system. Source: IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to equip six new Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules transport aircraft equipped with the Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS), it was disclosed on 15 March.

    A solicitation posted by the US Air Force (USAF) on the US Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) calls for the delivery of six C-130Js with the terrain elevation data for the TAWS. This TAWS subscription will run for 40 months starting 31 May 2017 through 31 August 2020, and will likely be renewed after.

    As noted in the solicitation, the aircraft will be fielded by 87 Squadron based at Air Force Station (AFS) Arjan Singh (formerly Panagarh airbase) in the Burdwan district of West Bengal. 87 Squadron is not currently operational, and would be stood-up to receive these aircraft.

    Responses to the solicitation should be submitted no later than 4:00PM EST 30 March.

    The IAF currently fields four C-130Js, having ordered six in 2008. One aircraft was lost in an accident in March 2014 (a replacement was announced, but not approved), and in February of this year a second was severely damaged while taxiing at Thoise airfield in Ladakh. The current C-130J fleet is operated by 77 Squadron based at AFS Hindon, near the capital New Dehli.

    These latest six aircraft that are being solicited were contracted in December 2013 for USD1.1 billion. As with the current fleet, these aircraft will be fitted with defensive aids, Indian-specific communication systems, and chin-mounted electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor turrets.

    http://www.janes.com/article/68763/india-to-fit-six-new-c-130j-s-with-terrain-warning-system

    this will make it 11 C130s with IAF :biggthumpup:
     
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  11. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    IAF will be replacing the lost C-130J-30 for 77 SQN in the next 3 years also.
     
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    Russia, India Stop Multirole Transport Aircraft Development
    (Source: TASS-Defense; published March 24, 2017)

    MOSCOW --- The Russian-Indian program to develop the multirole transport aircraft (MTA) has been terminated, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said.

    "In practice, not all projects yield results. During the execution of the project, which lasted five years, we did not manage to find such a solution that would be beneficial for the two countries," Manturov said in reply to a question about whether the joint development of the multirole plane had been terminated.

    "This does not mean that the relations have been broken off," he added.

    According to him, Russia will switch to other more interesting projects being executed with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Corporation.

    In late 2016, CEO of Russia’s Ilyushin Company Sergei Velmozhkin said that the Russian-Indian program to develop the military transport plane had been frozen.

    Media organizations reported in early 2015 that Russia and India were planning to agree on the pre-contract documentation on the MTA plane in the third quarter.

    As President of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said, there were plans to start designing the plane before the end of 2016.
     
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  13. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    old news in new language.
     
  14. layman

    layman Aurignacian STAR MEMBER

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    India to Acquire At Least 60 Airbus C-295 Transport Aircraft: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa
    (Source: Indo-Asian News Service; posted Mar 24, 2017)
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    After several years of hesitation about how to replace its Avro HS-748 turboprop transports, the Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force said negotiations will shortly be opened with Airbus to buy at least 60 C-295s. (Airbus photo)

    NEW DELHI --- The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin contract negotiations for acquiring 56 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as replacements for its ageing Avro HS-748 aircraft.

    According to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, due attention is being paid to all assets of IAF, fighters and transporters included, and that "contract negotiations for 56 C-295 aircraft to replace the ageing Avro fleet are likely to commence shortly".

    Separately, official sources indicated that the Border Security Force (BSF) is also looking at four C-295s for movement of its troopers within the country.

    That takes the projected number to 60, but as the aircraft will be made in India by the Tata Group, their number should go up eventually, keeping in mind the regional connectivity plans of the Civil Aviation Ministry, particularly in India's northern Himalayan cities.

    Airbus officials have also said they are looking at a sizeable share of the Indian civil aviation market, pointing out that the C-295 is already operational in 19 countries.

    The air chief's statement is significant as it clearly indicates that the process of acquiring the C-295s is now on a firm track.

    The aircraft is to be made in India by the Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) in partnership with Airbus, and as per their announcement in 2014, once a contract is awarded, Airbus Defence and Space will supply the first 16 aircraft in "fly-away" condition from its own final assembly line in Spain and the subsequent 40 aircraft will be manufactured and assembled by TASL.

    The arrangement will include undertaking structural assembly, final aircraft assembly, systems integration and testing, and management of the indigenous supply chain.

    Asked how the IAF was overcoming many challenges in the transport domain, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said that IAF will also induct another six Lockheed Martin C-130J Special Operations aircraft within the first half of 2017 while one more Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic lift aircraft is being acquired to take their number to 11. Ten C-17s are already operational with the IAF.

    It may be recalled that IAF has already inducted the first lot of six C-130Js. One of them, however, had crashed and a case has now been made for its replacement.

    About the AN-32 aircraft, which is the workhorse of the IAF and has been under upgrades, he said that their first lot is due for "phase out in 2023-24 and a suitable replacement will be considered at an appropriate time".

    The IAF had acquired more than 100 AN 32s beginning mid-1980s from the Soviet Union, and these are being upgraded by Ukraine, which is now an independent state after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

    About the Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) that was proposed (in 2007) to be designed and built in collaboration with Russia, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said that "the agreement with Russia for MTA could not mature as their proposal did not meet some of the Air Staff Qualitative requirements (ASRs)".
    http://www.defense-aerospace.com/ar...s-for-60-airbus-c_295-transport-aircraft.html
     
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    X_Killer Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    New IAF C-130J caught testing at Lockheed Martin's production facility in Marietta

    The aircraft with the serial number KC-3807 is speculated to be the replacement for the crashed Super Hercules (KC-3803) of the No. 77 Squadron 'Veiled Vipers'.

    The aircraft will be delivered in the next few months followed by another 6 aircraft which will be based at AFS Arjan Singh in Panagarh.
     

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