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

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

  1. Gessler

    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    What do you mean? US will get the money they want.

    Plus, it will be more economical even for their own C-130Js/C-17s operating around these parts to
    get them overhauled/maintained at Lockheed/Boeing-specified facilities in India instead of taking them all the way to US.
     
  2. The Drdo Guy

    The Drdo Guy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Sorry for using the wrong word TOT in my post.Actually i was referring to shifting of production line here and US will not refuse this offer if india tries for that or even i'm optimistic about US themselves offering for shifting production line here.

    Because India can become the hub for maintenance & overhaul for all C-17s belonging to
    any nation that are currently operating in and around the South Pacific/South Asia/Indian Ocean Region like Australia(6),oman(2),UAE(6).
     
  3. Gessler

    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    The C-17s cannot be built here. There is no one ready to build a gigantic factory to make this
    gigantic plane, and all for just a few orders.

    If IAF does order 6-7 more C-17s, it would be foolish for Boeing to close the production line in 2015
    while there is the chance to earn billions more in cash. So if the IAF follow-on order is cleared before
    2015, the production line will be extended.

    But no C-17 production line is ever coming to India. At most we will get to service/overhaul/repair all
    C-17s in the area here.
     
  4. layman

    layman Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    New 'IAF' Combat Game



    Here's a preview of Operation Morning Glory, the new combat game developed by my friend Anurag Rana and his team based on Indian Air Force fighters and scenarios. You'll hear more here soon. Happy Air Force Day everyone!

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    layman Colonel STAR MEMBER

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    IAF C-17 Globemaster makes debut in Cyclone Phailin rescue efforts

    The Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) latest strategic transport aircraft, the C-17 Globemaster, undertook its first sortie towards transporting of relief materials, including specialist army vehicles and ambulance from bases in central India to Bhubaneswar, ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Phailin, due to strike later this evening.

    The C-17 airlifted 60 troops and rescue and medical material, including heavy vehicles and ambulance from Allahabad before landing at Bubaneswar at around 8.15 a.m. today. Additionally, the IAF has already started transporting NDRF personnel and other heavy relief equipment by by IL-76s and AN-32 from various bases across the country.

    The IAF has also kept in readiness two C-130J Super Hercules towards rescue and relief efforts.Mi-17 V5 helicopters are also standing by in Barrackpore, near Kolkata ready to fly into Odisha for rescue and relief activities, as and when required, an IAF release said.Earlier while giving an update over the progress of the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS), Phailin, Director General of the MET Department, L.S. Rathore, on Saturday, said the disaster would continue to have an impact in the affected regions for at least 24 hours after the cyclone hits the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.



    Rathore also confirmed that there was no scope of the cyclone weakening prior to the landfall hit. ”After it hits, Phailin will continue for six hours as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm, six hours as Cyclonic Storm, and then another 12 hours as a depression and move northwestwards. So, the total (impact) will last for 24 hours,” Rathore said.



    “Both intensity of wind and rainfall will increase as the day progresses….The storm surge is expected to have a height of 3 to 3.5 metre. …It will not weaken before it crosses the coast,” he confirmed.

    Rathore said that Phailin is presently moving in northwestwardly direction and will continue to move towards the coast of Andhra, north Andhra, Odisha. He confirmed that it is likely to hit between Kallingapatnam and Paradip, around Gopalpur, this evening.



    Apart from the storm striking Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, its impact is expected to be felt in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Gangetic West Bengal, Bihar and East Uttar Pradesh, where heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely.In the latest update, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm is now centered around 200 kilometers southeast of Gopalpur; that is, latitude 17.8 degree North and Longitude 86 degree East.



    Meanwhile, gusty winds of 65 to 75 kilometers per hour have been reported from the coast of Odisha. Phailin, which is likely to hit the coast at 6 p.m. today, is expected to bring wind speeds at 210 to 220 kilometers, gusting up to 240 kilometers per hour when the cyclone hits the coast.

    Massive evacuation operations have been taking place since yesterday evening, and the MET Department has confirmed that the process is almost complete in an attempt to minimize damage.

    Nearly three lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha, and at least 65,000 people have been evacuated in Andhra Pradesh by rescue and relief teams.

    Authorities in the two states have warned of extensive damage to crops, village dwellings and old buildings, as well as disruption of power, water and rail services. Shelters were being stocked with rations, and leave for government employees for Dussehra have been cancelled.

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  6. Gessler

    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    A very nice start!:tup: Should form a great base to develop better games like HAWX using only
    IAF-operated planes.

    They should also include transport jets, refuelers & choppers.
     
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    Pictures from LiveFist; relief equipment & vehicles being loaded into belly of IAF C-17 -

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    The Drdo Guy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    An de An de An de.....anything can fit inside.Really gigantic plane.Thanks for the pics bro.:troll::slowride::slowride:
     
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    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Yes, even the Arjun or Abrams-type tanks can fly in it.
     
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    The Drdo Guy Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Even elephants and dianasours too can fit inside....ha ha....It's HHUUUUUGGGGGEEEE....
     
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    IAF C-17 in Barcelona, Spain.
     
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    Boeing delivers 4th C-17 aircraft to Indian Air Force

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    Boeing has delivered its fourth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF), with one more to be supplied by the year end. This keeps the American aircraft giant on track to deliver five of the large, versatile military transport aircraft to the IAF this year, and five more in 2014. Once India receives all the of the ten aircraft, it will be the largest C-17 operator outside the United States.

    Since its first flight in 1991, the C-17 has amassed more than 2.6 million flying hours, airlifting troops, large cargo, delivering humanitarian supplies by precision airdrop and performing lifesaving aeromedical missions. Most recently, the IAF used its C-17s to support Cyclone Phailin relief efforts.

    Boeing will complete production of C-17s in the fourth quarter of 2015, an official release said. In addition to the remaining C-17s for India, the company will build 15 more for other customers outside the United States an official release said. So far Boeing has delivered 258 C-17s, including 223 to the US Air Force and a total of 35 to Australia, Canada, India, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.

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    Sancho Major Technical Analyst

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    Interesting if true (idrw), that would mean additional orders would be highly unlikely, since the production of the C17 is about to close at the same time.
     
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    Boeing delivers 4th C-17 aircraft to Indian Air Force


    Boeing has delivered its fourth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF), with one more to be supplied by the year end.

    This keeps the American aircraft giant on track to deliver five of the large, versatile military transport aircraft to the IAF this year, and five more in 2014.

    Once India receives all the of the ten aircraft, it will be the largest C-17 operator outside the United States.

    Since its first flight in 1991, the C-17 has amassed more than 2.6 million flying hours, airlifting troops, large cargo, delivering humanitarian supplies by precision airdrop and performing lifesaving aeromedical missions.

    Most recently, the IAF used its C-17s to support Cyclone Phailin relief efforts. Boeing will complete production of C-17s in the fourth quarter of 2015, an official release said.

    In addition to the remaining C-17s for India, the company will build 15 more for other customers outside the United States an official release said.

    So far Boeing has delivered 258 C-17s, including 223 to the US Air Force and a total of 35 to Australia, Canada, India, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the 12-member Strategic Airlift Capability initiative of NATO and Partnership for Peace nations.

    Read more at: Boeing delivers 4th C-17 aircraft to Indian Air Force
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    FLEXIBILITY: Airbus A400M can do the jobs of 3 aircraft

    SEVILLA (SPAIN): A RADICAL shift is expected in the way the Royal Malaysian Airforce (RMAF) approaches military and humanitarian missions, once it takes delivery of the new Airbus A400M Atlas aircraft.

    The aircraft, dubbed the "next generation airlifter", is to play a pivotal role in the airforce's operations once it comes into service in two years.

    Airbus Military head of media relations Maggie Bergsma said first of four aircraft ordered by RMAF was expected to be delivered by the 2015 deadline.

    "We are on track and the first delivery for Malaysia is scheduled for 2015. We have launched long-lead items up to MSN33, which includes two A400Ms for Malaysia. The fourth delivery for the RMAF is scheduled for 2016," she said.

    RMAF had placed an order for the aircraft on Dec 8, 2005.

    She said the A400M was expected to change the way military and humanitarian operations were carried out by RMAF.

    Bergsma said this was due to the A400M's ability to perform tasks that were previously executed by three aircraft.

    "The A400M will mark a difference in the way military and humanitarian missions are approached.

    "The versatility of the A400M allows one aircraft to do the job of three aircraft.

    "The A400M can deliver the contents of its bigger payload faster, further and nearer to where it is needed.

    "The RMAF will not only have three aircraft in one with each A400M, it will also have an aircraft that can do better than these three together. This is certainly a change. And it is a change for good."

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    On the question of the difficulty in transition between the RMAF's fleet of C-130 fleet and the A400M, Bergsma said this would not be a problem.

    "The RMAF was involved in the programme from the start and is fully participating with the Airbus Military teams to prepare for the delivery and entry into service."

    She said discussions were in place with Malaysia to ensure that all services needed for the operation of the aircraft were ready in time for the delivery.

    Malaysia joins seven airforces -- Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom -- to have the A400M in their fleets.

    Bergsma said Malaysia, like all of the A400M launch customers, had been participating in the design and manufacturing of several A400M secondary composite structural components.

    She said Composite Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM) was the sole source of such components, notably the complete vertical tail plane leading edge, the main landing gear doors, and access panels on the wings and horizontal tail plane, plus nacelle fairings.

    She said this following the delivery ceremony of the A400M in Airbus Military's production facility in Sevilla, Spain, on Sunday.

    The ceremony was graced by Felipe, Prince of Asturias. Also present was French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
     
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