The "bisons" came out excellently"
To some sums of Indian- American exercises in India
From 19 to 24 November, 2005, in India were carryout the joint Indian- American exersises. The informed source in the region of military technical collaboration with the foreign countries in the conversation with the correspondent "aviaPort..Ru" commented some sums of the joint exercises of two countries.
From the Indian side in the studies have participated Su-30MKI's, modernized MiG-21bis with onboard RLS "Kopyo -21", MiG-27, MiG-29, Jaguar and Mirage. The aircraft of distant radar detection and control OF AWACS participated from the side OF THE USA. In to the so-called first wave of studies participated lightweight fighters F -16s with the equipment block 50 with finished BRLS "68", and in the second wave - the heavy fighters F -15.
F -16s block 50 are some of the most perfect planes of American AF with passive ESA radar. Only the fighters of the last modification F -16 block 60 are equipped with active impulse antenna cascade .
Data of study were the third according to the calculation. In previous two theAmerican side, with advancing heavy fighters F -15 , completely lost all combat, moreover sometimes the relationship of losses it reached 8:1 and 9:1 in favor of Indian pilots. Russian Su-30MKI showed the suppressing superiority over F -15 both on the maneuverability and on the combat effectiveness. The effect was the torn bomb for the Americans became application in training combat of the light modernized destroyers MiG-21bis with the airborne radar (BRLS)"Kopyo -21" - these destroyers, possessing small RCS, actually on the equal "battled" with the the contemporary F -15 and won in them. Both Russian and American aviation specialists noted the extremely high level of the professional flight training of the crew of the line units AF of India. In many parts of the AF of India the annual fly expierence of crew comprises to 300 hour (in THE USA - 250 hour, in Russia - 30-40 hour).
the Americans recently noted two factors - combat Su-30MKI and with those modernized MiG-21bis "bison". Moreover MiG-21bis "bison" it participated both in the air battles and in the war shooting against the ground targets.
As already was communicated, the Indian destroyers Su-30MKI won the majority of air combats with lightweight fighters F -16s. MiG-21bis "bison" as a whole they also showed themselves well. In all in the studies participated several destroyers MiG-21 of different flying line units VVS of India.
MiG-21bis "bison" revealed F -16 at the distance 60 km, which corresponds to its declared characteristics. Destroyers F -16 revealed MiG-21bis "bison" by approximately the same distance - in F -16 somewhat more powerful than BRLS, but RCS of the MiG-21bis "bison" are less than in F -16.
The Americans analyzed rather well previous air "combat" with MiG-21bis "bison" and drew the specific conclusions - they increased the zones (distance) of launching AAMs . However, the increase in the zone of launching AAMs by destroyers F -16 was given only due to reduction in the probability of destruction of target.
Under the effects along the ground targets Indian pilots on MiG-21bis "bison" simply amazingly conducted the bombardment of ground targets with the free-falling bombs - with the discharge of aircraft bomb from the distance of 1,5 km from the ground target, its deviation from the purpose comprise practically "zero". The Indian side noted that the assault actions MiG-21bis "bison" by aircraft bombs are performed on this destroyer was "excellently".
As yet there is no reliable information about actions and results of the war shooting of American side, they will appear more lately. American participants in the studies speak about the relationship of the effectiveness of air it is combat in relationship 50:50, i.e., even with the presence OF AWACS, Americans consider the absence of the suppressing superiority of Indian pilots on the Russian fighters .
Until today the absence of the suppressing superiority of Indian pilots on Russian aviation engineering forced Indian AF to solve the problems of retaining its advantages in the larger volume. Thus, in the course of the carried out exercises the destroyers MiG-29 of Indian AF themselves "did not show something eminent" and therefore now the Indian side is approached the fastest conducting of the modernization of combatant MiG-29 in its AF.
Correspondent: Dmitriy Kozlov
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