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20 Comments on "A330 For Indian AWACS, Tanker Deal Still In The Air"

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1 year 8 months ago

Can anyone explain why we need 3 different platforms to essentially do the same mission?

Someone needs to be done to explain to the IAF about standardisation, and the logistics footprints of such a diverse fleet of aircraft.

IAF is like a good aircraft zoo .. have 2 of each species. The last animal in this zoo is the donkey.. represented by the Indian tax payer.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Absolutely agree

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

I agree ….. there is no concrete plan with IAF, its just a shopping exercise for Officers & no long term plan to create capability or industry !!!!!

Why IAF has void of leadership ?? does US will buy Tejas or LCH ?? why not develop them to a point where they know we have it…..

Even Tejas is nothing without GE engines !!

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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

It us good that IAF has chosen Airbus. The IL76 based AWAAC was good decision for its time. Our airforce would gave learnt a lot.
We should commend IAF to back local R&D program.

Kana
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Kana
1 year 8 months ago
The Airbus is a commercial platform, and it's maintenance benefits from the scale of commercial operations. Adding it to the mix. so to speak, will only reduce IAF maintenance/operation costs, even if adding a type is "bad" according to simplistic rule. Eventually the Ilyushin will be retired and A330 can take over that role compeletely. That dynamic, of a new generation slowly being inducted with the old generation only retired when finally it makes financial sense, is going to come up across any and all services. The Embraer do not have the same role/mission as either Ilyushin/Airbus. Might as well… Read more »
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SK
1 year 8 months ago
@ KANA, There are another 100 units of AN-32 left in the Indian Air Force out of which 35 are modernised ones. Are you suggesting that IAF decommission them and start IMPORTING Airbus built C-295 now ?? This is actually a golden chance for IAF to look for spare parts and sub-components from west and modernise them in India with the help of Indian private/public companies as the Ukrainian OEM has failed. So there is a a bit of leverage and freedom from strict licencing rules. But you suggest that IAF should take this as another opportunity to get a… Read more »
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago
@ All the above armchair strategistsNo love lost for anyone/ IAF, DRDO etc BUT… where the fuck should the country go if the DRDO cannot develop anything worthwhile without JV/Partnership/ ( sophisticated name for Copy and Reverse Engineer) ?What to do if NOT and SINGLE F***king Indigenous programme is within timelines and budgets? What to do if NOT a Single INDIGENOUS product is actually INDIGENOUS?What to do if no accountability for failures/Late/ poor quality / over budget Indigenous industry?What to do if there is War in the many decades in between? Who is responsible for loss of op capability?You?Give a… Read more »
Jean Luc Picard
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1 year 8 months ago

@Anonymous 7:10 PM –

*extermely loud and thunderous applause*

hats off ! one could not have put it more articulately.

One addition, Why does IAF have dual things for the same purpose ?

Because my dear "Arm chair Air Marshals" in the event of military operations some countries may levy sanctions and cut spares or supplies not only during conflict but well after that as well.

If the west does it, the eastern aircraft can still be employed etc.

Till the time we dont have indegenization, this is what India has to do to stay effective.

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1 year 8 months ago
@ anonymous 7.10 PM.. Must say u make a lot of sense..although lets keep it clean guys.. Men in uniform dont give a damn about what any one says specially MISS KNOW IT ALLs of the like we hv seen above.. Their actions r based on serious threat perception n surely not to take joy rides in different aircrafts…further they take orders only from the govt n nothing they procure goes without a series of approvals.. Guys if its coming down to just 6 a330s then believe me the actual requirement must be atleast 20.. Do u even know that… Read more »
Govindan
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Govindan
1 year 8 months ago
Let us not give much importance to this kind of articles. All these articles will never give any true picture. This is one way to get extra income. But at the same time general public will get a true picture from the comments.'I do not believe whatever written is true because I know the fact. The present MOD will not clear a proposal for AWACs, since he is well aware that GPS will be operational very soon.It is risky to use AWACs during war because it can be destroyed by air to air missiles. Pakistan has purchased 500 Nos. AIM-120… Read more »
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

This news is somebodies imagination. There is no surety imagination will come true. This Govt.is entirely different from any past Govt. They will not be carried away army, navy and Air force requirements. MOD is in Japan. What is the superiority that he will not choose the latest Mitsubishi air liner MRJ70 which is cheaper and stealth for the above purpose.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

@ Anon 7:10 pm…

Wow… here is the real warrior who does not want to reveal himself… very brave… LOL….

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Lets Disband the Air Force

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

PM Mohdi should have lobbied the US for that black project advanced radar (both air to air and air to ground) which is now being deployed on US Navy P8 Poseidon and transform India's own P8 into awacs plus ISR

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

If Armed Forces leadership cannot fight Babus and IAS lobby & get what they want (for their soldiers) then they should RESIGN !!

Anyway they don't deserve to head Indian Armed Forces, its better to be a tainted VK Singh than be at comfy retirement job thrown by babu's of MoD !!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

LOL anon @12:22 pm, you may have missed the irony of your post.

Then again who am I to point this out. I am sailing on the same "anon" cruise liner.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Agreed

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

#Hystericallaughter-Very childish argument pal asking fr resignstions ,disbanding(shocking), 'down with the iaf' type slogans:-p.. Surely the iaf is made of better stuff.. in a democracy like ours choice of weapon is a luxary n not a right..the soldier best realises this n does what he can to better him n his comrades on the front but all within the ambit of the indian democratic framework(unlike its neighbours) and with the govt across the table.. surely u dont want a coup to solve not getting a particular aircraft..

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Says the anonymous @ 12.22 pm.. (Lol)x2

Raahul Kumar
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1 year 8 months ago

Standardizing on only one aircraft type makes the most sense. If the IAF wants the Airbus 330, let it be the Airbus then.

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