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10 Comments on "Finally, The Indo-Russian Multirole Transport Aircraft JV"

Kunal
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5 years 8 months ago

Well done Shiv; good first reporting before others. Keep up the good job n keep the trend going.

sumit..m..a..rule..!.so..follow..me
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hope it will go succesful like brahmos

HAL is doing better job then DRDO

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5 years 8 months ago

shiv sir can the MTA be used for the future platform of india's awacs just like IL-76.

Jayanta Sarkar
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5 years 8 months ago

It's a huge mistake by keeping the range within 3000 kms.According to reports IAF is looking to replace it's old AN-32s with this plane but I think that to replace IAF don't need a jet plane.An advanced Turbo-prop like this-C-27J
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alenia_C-27J
would be an ideal contender.It can land in semi prepared runways and even on roads,flattened hilltops.The jet planes cannot do this.Also by selecting that jet plane with such a limited range,IAF wont have the strategic air lift capability for which it is craving for.Also it cannot ferry our ARJUNS.Then there's no point in selecting this.

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5 years 8 months ago
This would be a very useful platform for the IAF if this turns out to be dependable, economical, hardy & punctual in delivery.The chances of this plane flying in 4 years look to be very high, given the Russian commitment. With a 20 ton payload, these planes almost offer the same payload as the C-130. I just hope they are not as pricey as the C-130. The AN-32's in use today are economical, extremely hardy but have downtime. Any introduction to a new platform is in-complete without the unit cost. What would be the per unit cost of the MTA?… Read more »
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5 years 8 months ago

Here we go again, jumping head first into another "me too" project seeking to reinvent the wheel.

EMBRAER, a World-class company, is seeking partners for their KC-390 project. One quick look at the spec sheet will show that it is substantially the same aircraft as proposed here.

What exactly is India going to learn from the Russian aircraft industry that it hasn't yet?

Ram
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5 years 8 months ago

Can this Aircraft be converted for Air to ground targeting system supported by on board accurate firing guns. Like the US's Special Air commandos have done with the Hercules.

Jayanta Sarkar
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5 years 8 months ago

@Tathagata
My question is do these jet planes have STOL capability?Can they land in very short,semi prepared air strips? Or in flattened hill tops which AN-32s or Alenia C-27 J can very ably do?

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5 years 8 months ago
@ Jayanta STOL capability-Has to be there, otherwise they would not be pegging them as AN-32 replacements. Taking off from short, semi-prepared strips: As i said, these things would appear at the top of the design specifications that HAL/Russia is handed by the IAF. Look at the model aircraft closely-you would see the jets perched high and the refuelling probe on top of the fuselage. Classic signs of aircraft designed to operate from dusty, un-prepared strips. This platform is at a very initial phase currently-you might have noted i had an open question on the per unit cost. But when… Read more »
Packers Movers
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4 years 7 months ago

The total development cost is expected to be approximately $600.70-million (approx Rs 2,900-crore) to be equally shared by both the sides. The initial plan is to manufacture 205 aircraft.

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