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10 Comments on "‘Contract For Six More C-130Js Definite’"

Prasun K. Sengupta
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5 years 6 months ago

A projected fleet of 18 C-130J-30s (all IAF units will be stretched versions, unlike the C-130J) will also require the setting up of a dedicated depot-level maintenance facility, probably in Nagpur, with Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce coming in as the principal OEMs in search of local industrial partners.

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5 years 6 months ago

Oh…Nagpur….I had read somewhere that they would be based ay Hindon….and the infrastructure there is to accomodate 12 C-130-J-30's….

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5 years 6 months ago
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5 years 6 months ago

I really can't figure out why the IAF is getting so many aircraft of the same category.

Don't the C-130J-30 and the MTA sort of converge on the capability front?

If so, wont it increase maintenance costs(Economies of scale would reduce costs if we buy more of the same type).

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5 years 6 months ago

Who the F are we planning to invade?
"Barren Islands" ?
Phook… hope our AF blokes and MoD have their loins tightened coz what is to follow will be one helluva puppet dance.

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5 years 6 months ago

anon 10:47 PM,

MTA not coming before 2017 if everything goes according to plan but until than what the IAF will do??? We need these aircrafts for Kashmir and North East.

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5 years 6 months ago

Shiv- The artwork of the accompanying painting of the para-drop is quite nice. Whose work is this?

Gautam
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5 years 6 months ago

Considering the MTA is planned to have a special forces delivery version as well I can't help but think these expensive C-130 purchases as unnecessary.

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5 years 6 months ago

It seems the chinese have developed a C-130J equivlant…the paks will buy that at 20% of the cost….

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