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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. Gessler

    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    From Airforce-Technology;

    http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/dornier-do-228-light-transport-aircraft/
     
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    C-17 is a beast.
     
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    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deuts...deswehr-mission-in-der-karibik-a-1167645.html

    seems like the germans have more issues with the a400m than the french. No doubt the a400m will be a capable lethal machine though. Teething issues are common with new systems. Especially with ones ambitious as this one.
     
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    Yes and no. They seem to have more issues because more problems are reported, which is based on the habit of German media to report any issue of German forces or defence projects. At the same time you see reports of British and French A400s in the same relief operations, but no mentioning of issues at all. So is German media exaggerating, or are French and British media downplaying issues (which would be surprising though)?

    But yes, the teething issues of the new engines are the main problem.
     
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    Germans are terrible at maintenance because they hate spending money. They'd rather save money by not fixing issues as they are discovered than have functional aircraft. The French and the British have an actual expeditionary culture so they on the other hand spend what's required to get these birds in the air.
     
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    Budget cuts is a common problem for all forces in the world, but in Germany military spending has more historical problems, comparable to Japan.
     
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    Sadly still no movement, the whole year we hear officials up to Air Chief Dhanoa saying, that the process to sign the contract could start soon, but nothing happened so far. Just one more DAC cleared deal that is stuck because of indecisiveness in the PMO.

    Not sure if funds would be an issue, but since it's a single vendor situation, Airbus is in the better position to negotiate.
    We also know that TATA complained about the low number of aircrafts produced in India, which is why there were reports about 4 more aircrafts for BSF.
     
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    http://app.handelsblatt.com/panoram...r-300-menschen-aus-krisenregion/20350714.html

    The Luftwaffe also used an A340, the RAF used C130, A400 and C17s, not sure which aircrafts French Air Force used apart from the A400. But the A400 certainly proves it's worth as it seems.
     
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    AFAIK they've used two A400M and one CASA 235. Additionally the Royal Canadian Air Force sent one C-17 to help French efforts.
     
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    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/sup...during-conflicts-indian-air-force-iaf-1759700
     

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