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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. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    The idea was to have as many as 20+ C-17s in operation. Either Boeing's going to have to keep the line open in much smaller numbers or IAF's going to have to find an alternate aircraft.
     
  2. somedude

    somedude Captain FULL MEMBER

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    No you can't, because guess what? The US Air Force is not selling them. Reserves are reserves, they're keeping them as a source of spare parts and replacement for attrition, not to sell to foreign countries.

    The line is already closed and all the machinery for building a new aircraft has already been auctioned off. The two or three unfinished aircraft still in the assembly building are nearly finished, there's no more structural work to be done on them so all the tooling for structural work is gone already.
     
  3. abhitej

    abhitej Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Chill. We already have 10 of them. Doesn't matter if we don't have more. US Air Force has been forced to buy more than what they need. They have put them in reserves to save cost. They will be more than happy to sell it to India.
     
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    abhitej Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Two C-17 squadrons to be inactivated over next two years

    By Air Mobility Command Public Affairs, / Published December 22, 2014

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AFNS) -- Air Mobility Command will inactivate two C-17 Globemaster III squadrons during the next two years - one at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, and one at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington - based on the President's Defense Budget for fiscal year 2015.

    "In this fiscally constrained environment, we have to balance readiness, capability and capacity," said Maj. Gen. Michael S. Stough, the AMC Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs director.

    "To best preserve this capability, the intent is to fund these aircraft back into primary mission aircraft inventory in future years, and transfer them to the Reserve Component - and we're working with our Air National Guard partners to do that, perhaps even as early as FY16,” Stough said. “We rely on our total force partners to meet our global mobility requirements; we couldn't do the mission without them. We'll continue to leverage the unique strengths of the active and Reserve components to meet current and future requirements with available resources."

    The Air Force plans to make adjustments over the next few years to the active duty, Reserve, and Guard components to ensure successful transitions to a leaner force that remains ready for future operations.

    The fiscal year 2015 President's Budget converts 16 AMC C-17s (eight from each base) from primary mission aircraft inventory to backup aircraft inventory. As a result, AMC will inactivate the 17th Airlift Squadron at Charleston in fiscal year 2015; and the 10th Airlift Squadron at McChord, in fiscal year 2016. These inactivations are not new actions, but additional detail on the previously announced budget submission released in March.

    Backup aircraft inventory (BAI) are assigned with no manpower or flying hours. However, they will continue to receive funding needed to support weapon system sustainment. Converting 16 aircraft to BAI removes funding for the personnel and flying hours associated with those aircraft, for a savings of approximately $110M per year
     
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    somedude Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Seems quite obvious from that article that they absolutely do not intend to sell them to India or anyone else. It's purely a temporary cost-saving measure, which can be reverted as soon as the need arises and the budget gets out of sequester.
     
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    abhitej Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    US Air Force were forced to buy 17 extra planes apart from planned 205 to keep factory open to protect jobs. That's why these 16 are in reserves. Obviously they will not say openly that they wasted money to purchase extra planes under Boeing pressure. If you ask US for these planes they will be more than happy to sell them.
     
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    jonas Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    For the last time, the US will not sell these planes, not to you or anyone else. I have never known anyone who is so blatantly blind to the facts. You just will not be told will you,talk about being in a state of denial.
     
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    Well then do that and we'll see.
     
  9. sunny6611

    sunny6611 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    great !!!
    now even @somedude has given a go ahead.

    when u miss a train ............... u have to buy another train ticket or find another way to travel.
     
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    jonas Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    There are just 26 letters in the alphabet, and he still messes up.
     
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    Nilgiri Lieutenant GEO STRATEGIC ANALYST

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    "Kya baat hai yaar, ek dum number one landing" awesome commentary by airman.
     
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