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Mohsin77

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You have missed a detail here. The Gaurdian has data links as such a single Longbow radar equipped Apache can beam its data to its unequiped siblings. They can use the Longbow birds like scouts.
In the high hot of the Hindu Kush even Apache helicopters get winded not deploying longbow radars saves some energy for the lift capacity of the helicopter.
Interesting... yea, I didn't know that. That makes this beast even more dangerous! Good thing it's not being operated by their Army lolz.

Little known fact the AH1Z Vipers that have been sitting in the US boneyards for Pakistan also can mount longbow radars. It’s just they use a wing tip station as opposed to the mast.
Yea but that never really spun my wheels. Because the tactics you can pull off with a top-mounted Longbow are much more effective. The ability to pop the radar up, while the rest of your ship is hiding behind cover, is priceless. I tried to find a good pic demonstrating this, but this is the closest I could get:

 

PiSigma

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TEJAS..... part 2 ???

Don't they already had an AMCA program 15 years ago that just died with 0 progress? How is this going to be any different? Also 11 years from now means they need a prototype already at least, especially with the Indian speed of development.

Wonder if it's going to be 100% foreign critical parts or 99%.
 

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Don't they already had an AMCA program 15 years ago that just died with 0 progress? How is this going to be any different? Also 11 years from now means they need a prototype already at least, especially with the Indian speed of development.

Wonder if it's going to be 100% foreign critical parts or 99%.
For them this norm :) ... see below ... and plus no project is indigenous ... all are fully supported by either US/EU/Russia or Israel...

Tejas - 4 decades
P17A - 1.5 decade
CV - + 2decades (still just skeleton is floating)
Arjun MBT - +2.5 decades (Failed)

and many more...
 

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Indian Air Defences Mistakenly Downed Own Military Helicopter - Reports



On 27 February, the daily newspaper Kashmir Vision reported that a combat Mi-17 V5 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in the Budgam area in the state Jammu and Kashmir.

India's NDTV broadcaster reported Tuesday that the Mi-17 V5 helicopter that
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in the state Jammu and Kashmir earlier this year was in fact downed by India's own air defence forces deployed in Srinagar.


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Major security breach: Break-In At Indian Air force Office Handling Rafale Jets



In a major security breach, a break-in and theft occurred in the Paris office of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Project Management Team (PMT) overseeing the Rafale fighter deal, and some documents and have been taken away


The Indian Project Management Team’s office was among three inside a Dassault complex. All the offices were broken into, say sources. E 20,000 may have been stolen from one of the other offices. The police are investigating and have not ruled out anything.

At least two sources confirmed that some safes were broken open and the culprits “managed to get away with some documents…” But the nature of the documents was not known.

“What kind of documents have been taken is yet to be ascertained,” the source said.

The police have been informed and a case has been registered, another source said.

The Indian Project Management team in Paris is headed by a Group Captain-ranked officer of the IAF.


In September 2016, India signed a €7.87 billion Inter-Governmental Agreement with France for the purchase of 36 Rafale jets in a fly-away condition.

The agreement also has a 50% offset clause to be executed by French partners. As per terms of the IGA, deliveries have to begin 36 months after the signing of the contract and should be completed in 67 months. The deal is on schedule and the first aircraft is expected to be delivered this September.

IAF has a PMT in France to monitor the implementation of the deal which also involves significant modifications to the aircraft to incorporate the 13 India Specific Enhancements (ISE).

The Defence Ministry, Indian Air Force or the French Embassy have not commented on it yet.

The Rafale is a nuclear-capable aircraft and an attempt to glean some of the technical specifications of the India-specific aircraft could seriously compromise its operations once inducted.

The 36-jet deal has been at the heart of the opposition’s allegation against the government of crony capitalism. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of cancelling the previous UPA government’s agreement and signing off on an overpriced deal only to facilitate an offset contract for industrialist Anil Ambani’s inexperienced defence company.

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