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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. OnePunchMan

    OnePunchMan 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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    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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    Abingdonboy Captain Technical Analyst

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    Retard, total retard.

    90% of what is written here is false.
     
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    Hellfire Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    High on the payment for disinformation .... paid news .. propoganda against the nation.
     
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    Gessler Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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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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  6. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Captain 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 Captain 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 NONconformist Staff Member MODERATOR

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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 Captain 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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