Transport Aircraft for IAF

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Glass cockpit of the updated Do 228.

https://x.com/ReviewVayu/status/1707009 ... 10936?s=20 ---> The IAF has inducted the first of six new Dornier Do-228 aircraft manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. This new version is equipped with new engines, composite propellers, upgraded avionics and a glass cockpit.

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https://x.com/BharatShaktiBSI/status/17 ... 55992?s=20 --->

* Newly inducted Dornier Do-228 aircraft with Garrett 10 engines & five bladed propeller, was ferried to AFS Guwahati in @EAC_IAF on Sep 28th.

* Air Marshal SP Dharkar, AOC-in-C EAC reviewed its potential & was briefed about the operational capability it adds to @IAF_MCC's transport arm.

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VIDEO: https://x.com/ghatakoperator/status/171 ... 17331?s=20 ---> Indian Air Force C-295 MW aircraft at Prayagraj today.
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chetak wrote: 01 Nov 2023 16:14...
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Rakesh wrote: 01 Nov 2023 17:41
chetak wrote: 01 Nov 2023 16:14...
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Sorry saar, my bad.

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No apologies needed. It is all good. Thanks.
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The engine of the first craft has different colors of the Il-76 and in the second one is the first engine missing?
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Il-76/78 make excellent test craft for DRDO - we should transfer one now and one more later. They don't need to fly often, perfect for R&D
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Embraer in C-390 pitch to India
https://stratpost.com/embraer-in-c-390-pitch-to-india/
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It would be wonderful if IAF inducted 20 odd heavily commercial aircraft like 777 or 747 in transport roles. IAF pilots would love it as well, as they would be type trained to fly commercial when they retire, and it would be cheaper and leave the C17 hours for all military equipment only.
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The IAF should seriously consider the A330 MRTT - will free up the C17's from "troop transport' duties, increase our refuellers. The fuel consumption is better, engines can also be serviced at the MRO's in case required, freeing up the maintenance pool. Plus in a pinch, we will have additional engines available from the commercial fleets. (of course no nationalised airline, but I am sure in wartime that will take a backseat).
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Cybaru wrote: 08 Nov 2023 08:53 It would be wonderful if IAF inducted 20 odd heavily commercial aircraft like 777 or 747 in transport roles. IAF pilots would love it as well, as they would be type trained to fly commercial when they retire, and it would be cheaper and leave the C17 hours for all military equipment only.
This exact reason will be used by MOD Babus to shoot down the proposal.

IMHO, if IAF should purchase any freighter, they should not fixate themselves on this juggad workarounds and procure a proper versatile military freighter like C-390. It is the purchase of Il-78 that has hobbled IAF efforts to get a proper refueling aircraft. Rather than fixating on A-330 and kc-46 which are only needed for overseas exercises, we need practical solutions based on C-295 or C-390. This would preserve C-17 airframe life and could be deployed immediately when needed.

I wonder why IAF did not invite Kawasaki C-2 to participate in the competition since it weighs less and can carry for longer distances than A-400.
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https://thewire.in/security/iaf-lands-s ... ue-mission
The narrow and undeveloped 3,600 feet advanced landing ground had earlier been declared ‘unsuitable’ by the IAF for C-130J-30 operations. But despite that, the IAF executed a perilous mission to deliver crucial equipment for rescuing trapped workers in Uttarakhand's mountain tunnel.
Looks like the IAF is really squeezing the Hercules' very hard. Wouldn't be surprised if there's follow on order soon. If HAL doesn't step up soon with the MTA, we'll be forever dependent on imports in this category.
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Airbus Offers To Enhance Production of C-295 As Per IAF Requirements
https://defence.in/threads/airbus-offer ... ments.776/
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https://x.com/AdithyaKM_/status/1729097 ... 25791?s=20 ---> Radius of action of IAF's heavy lift fleet. C-17 dominating IL-76, duh.

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Rakesh wrote: 28 Nov 2023 20:28 Airbus Offers To Enhance Production of C-295 As Per IAF Requirements
https://defence.in/threads/airbus-offer ... ments.776/
27 Nov 2023
This should theoretically take care of the An-32 replacement program as well.
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https://x.com/ReviewVayu/status/1755880 ... 97325?s=20 ---> Embraer & Mahindra announce signing of an MoU with objective of jointly fulfilling the acquisition of C-390 Millennium multi-mission aircraft by the Indian Air Force in its upcoming Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) procurement project. MoU signed in New Delhi

https://x.com/ReviewVayu/status/1755880 ... 68554?s=20 ---> Embraer and Mahindra will engage with the Indian Air Force to identify the next steps of the MTA program, as well as contact the local aerospace industry in India to start developing the industrialisation plan for the project.

Please click on link below to read the rest of the tweet.
https://x.com/alpha_defense/status/1755 ... 31418?s=20 ---> Embraer Defense & Security and Mahindra announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of jointly fulfilling the acquisition of the C-390 Millennium multi-mission aircraft by the Indian Air Force in its upcoming Medium Transport Aircraft (MTA) procurement project. The MoU was signed at the Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi.

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https://x.com/alpha_defense/status/1757 ... 81876?s=20 ---> Marking a milestone in the ‘Make in India’ C-295 program, the Airbus Defence and Space Quality Management System (QMS) for the C295 aircraft has received approval from the Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA), the Indian regulatory authority, to produce detailed parts and sub-assemblies in India.

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India-Airbus C295 Program: Approval By Indian Regulator To Produce Detailed Parts And Assemblies In India
https://bharatshakti.in/indian-regulato ... -in-india/
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