Indian Military Pic & Video Thread

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    ALAIKUNDA AIR STATION, India (AFPN) -- For the first time, U.S. pilots faced the Indian Air Force's most advanced, and newest, fighter -- the Su-30 MKI -- during an exercise Cope India 06 mission here.

    F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots Capt. Martin Mentch and 1st Lt. Robert “Pipes†Stimpson were the first to mix it up with the Su-30s Nov. 9.

    About 250 U.S. Airmen from throughout the Pacific region are participating in the exercise, which Colonel Hanlon said is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
     
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    The IN looks very impressive. And the Nag is crazy! Hitting it at the top!
     
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    Just to give more info, I'm pretty sure that the inboard weapons station is carrying twin Mistral IR AAMs similar in capability to the Stinger family, and designed/made by France.
     
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    Thank you for that information planeman, as I did not know about that weapon. However at an Indian forum, a member mentioned that it was the Lahat missile system from Israel.

    Amphibious Floating bridge
     
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    Do you have any videos of the Indian Navy doing a military drill?
     
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    It's an easy mistake to make but in this case they be wrong. :coffee:

    The LAHAT looks different. At any rate this other picture of the same launcher from another angle confirms my ID. It's a twin Mistral launcher http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/main.php?g2_itemId=4001
     
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    The following video demonstrates the hovering of the Harrier and take-off of the Sea-king aircraft over the aircraft-carrier Vikrant of the IN. The audio features a patriotic song.
    The quality of the video is slightly poor.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKaSAumUeBU&mode=related&search=
    Well, the following report about the Dhruv's exhibition at the Farnborough 2006 mentions that the Dhruv shall be fitted with 8 LAHAT missile systems :

    "The Army version has eight LAHAT air-to-ground laser homing missiles as well as a radar warning receiver and decoy launcher and Israeli avionics. A GIAT M621 2 mm gun turret can be fitted in place of the H-MOSP sensor pod."

    Source:
    http://www.dailypioneer.com/columni...nist&file_name=mehta/mehta67.txt&writer=mehta
     
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