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What a beautiful aeroplane!
Menacing, yet so elegant.
This was a bold thinking and and great achievement to have these AWACS.This gives the air command as well as naval and ground command actual picture of the whole scenario in war.It has been unwritten policy that third of all resources would be Russian , third would be western and third would be indigenous.I feel 6 more planes should be worked out on Airbus or Boeing platform. We also need in addition at-least 15 platforms on Embraer platform. I strongly feel we need to buy at least 20 air to air refeulers and develop Tejas MK2 as quickly as possible on a modern computerized production line. HAL need to take professional advice from a leading consulting firm and execute it quickly.Built initially at least 24 planes a year and increase it to 60 planes. Develop a suppliers chain and an executor who would monitor the progress of supply line so that every step goes very smooth. LCA MUST HAVE BIGGER AIR INTAKES IF IT HAS TO SUCCEED. Front levicon would reduce takeoff and landing distance with new GE 414 engine and this is crucial to have them hidden in carved out hangers in mountains close to border so that 200 planes each in laddhakh and arunachal with support by MIG 29, PAKFA and of course SU 30 and jaguar and mirage to do their work and give the air cover to the LCA's during war. Develop of huge arsenal of locally build guns and batteries of Pinaka rockets with Locally developed huge stock of air to air and anti tank missiles and other missiles. China would think twice to attack as it will suffer very heavily and it is on occupied territory.The whole idea is believing in yourself and achieving it rather than believing those who are ready to loot.Mirage upgrade for 75 crores is a criminal waste and who so ever pushing it is inviting trouble as brand new LCA costs less than that and would develop the same capability if ADA PLAYS THEIR CARDS WELL and would have a long life when compared to these mirages with its body and engine getting old. How come 10 billion contract of MMRCA became 20 plus billion and it does not have comparable engine. In the same money 600 new LCA's can be developed which can undergo continuous upgrades rather than 100 plus crores for rafale upgrade which in every plane is required every 7-10 years.Some dedicated person who loves the country can get it done.
Good one …I like your analysis a much as the pictures above….
TIMBAKTOO…very well written!
May be it's my eyes, but ever since I looked at this airframe for the first time, it just seems that the airframe is a bit of an overkill for the platform it supports. It looks like the Russians use the airframe that was sitting around to mount the radar… of course a lot more science went into this selection than the oversimplied version I gave, but unfortunately that is the impression I am left with every time I look at these pictures…. Any way, still a very useful platform and no doubt about it.
This is a qualitative addition to the strength.
AWACS play very important role in enhancing IAF capabilities,,, do u have any idea when Embraers will be inducted,,, there were plans of some 3-4 planes being inducted..???
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