Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Kartik » 23 Aug 2018 05:10

Just a beautiful pic of an IAF MiG-27

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby ramana » 30 Aug 2018 02:59

An estimation of attrition rate using Ex. Gagan Shakti sorties

http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news ... estimates/

The estimate is cautious as the after the first day most of the airfields in TSP would be cratered.

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Postby Katare » 30 Aug 2018 06:49

Bakbaas article.

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Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby chetak » 08 Sep 2018 13:22

Bengaluru to host Aero India air show in February

Saturday, 08 September 2018


Bengaluru to host Aero India air show in February


The Defence Ministry on Saturday announced that the next edition of the biennial Aero India air show would be held here from February 20 to 24, 2019.

"The government has decided to hold the Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru from February 20 to 24, 2019," said the ministry in a statement from New Delhi.

The five-day event will be held at the Yelahanka base of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on the city's northern outskirts amid tight security.

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Philip » 10 Sep 2018 10:13

Tx.Ramana for that v.insightful article on loss estimates.
150+ aircraft for just 3 days! Imagine if the war lasts a few weeks.

This reinforces my thesis about safety in numbers and greatter use of PGMs.War losses due to ground fire in our wars with Pak was 60+% Therefore an accelerated programme to equip the IAF with affordable PGMs, bomb kits for dumb bombs, glide bombs, and higher inventories of game-changers like BMos and BMos- NG to come smaller and lighter in size.

We also need to leverage the used of ( armoured) armed trainers like the Hawk AJTs, also equipped with some basic stand- off weaponry.Acquiring UCAVs will add to the
loss reductions, but UCAVs are also v.expensive and have very limited payloads.

From the sortie rate, it's seen that theJags have a good turn around time, at least 5/24, Yet, going in fast and low they will experience the same sort of flak that the RAF Tornadoes did in Desert Storm., with higher losses than other types.This calls for upgrades/ new Jags with additional armour protection for the cockpit, etc., like A-10s and SU-25s.It's also why the Pakis are acquiring in llarge number their modest and cheap JF-17, even if is a Chin turkey in disguise,in large numbers they can absorb heavier losses.

So how do we add asap numbers to the fleet? That is the billion $ Q. Even the Raffy will experience losses.
Accelerated LCA prod. and a huge cost- cutting exercise
must be undertaken so that hundreds are built to replace MIG-21s.If that doesn't materialise , then the most inexpensive and cost-effective firang fighter may appear with the MRCA redux.

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby SaiK » 15 Sep 2018 22:44

“he said that sleep deprivation among Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots was induced by indulging in social media late into the night.”

"Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights. Most flight briefings, sometimes, are as early as 6 am and pilots haven't had enough sleep,"

"I request the medical practitioners to find a solution for this problem.”

“Earlier if a pilot had one drink too many, the bar man would know. If he failed to notice, the others would know and he would be laid off flying for the day. Today we even have breath analysers,"

“Since these pilots have briefings at 6 am, they are expected to sleep early. But most are active on social media late (in the night),”

Our adversary will use social media for psychological warfare and deception. We must leverage it to our advantage.”

Social Media Bug Bites Indian Air Force: Air Chief Marshal Says Overindulgence Leading To Sleep Deprivation In Pilots

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby jpremnath » 16 Sep 2018 22:01

Major IAF plans for Andhra

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/indian-air-force-plans-to-make-andhra-pradesh-its-strategic-base/articleshow/65830557.cms

Prime among them are IAF's plans to set up a major helicopter training facility at Donakonda in Prakasam district.


....a drone manufacturing facility in Anantapur district, a cyber security centre in Amaravati and making Rajahmundry and Vijayawada airports asset positioning bases, top bureaucratic sources said....

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Kersi » 17 Sep 2018 15:54

POOF ! Kersi please do not ask sensitive information here in BR

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Kersi » 17 Sep 2018 17:50

Igla SAMs "stations" are located at some on the nuclear installations. The air space around these installationsis no-fly zone. These Igla installations are manned 24/7 and work on basis of shoot-at-sight ask and answer questions later.

These Igla stations may be later manned by CISF.

More such stations are planned around other defence and industrial installations.

The range of the present Igla missile is 5 km, a new "Super Igla" will enter service in next 2-3 years. What is this "Super Igla"

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby suryag » 17 Sep 2018 18:29

Why don’t you please provide info on these super igla, in case you are referring to igla-s there is nothing on google that suggests this, we can leave it at that unless you have open source info that you can post

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby prasannasimha » 17 Sep 2018 20:51

No information that is sensitive in nature wrt to the security of India will be discussed on the forum.

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Singha » 18 Sep 2018 07:30

per some hollywood films the white house also has a few stingers as a last ditch if airborne attack is imminent.

when threat level is high, amraam/stinger armed hummers are parked on the washington mall with portable radar vehicles.

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Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Postby Khalsa » 18 Sep 2018 15:05

LOL
having observed the exercises of Igla at a close range I can assure you that a dedicated strike formation (unknown) to the defenders has not chance of being shot down in the area unless they linger.

So imagine a group of F-15s carrying laser guided bombs or conventional bombs are arriving from a direction to destroy a reactor under construction, they will go low below the immediate horizon of the occasional sweep of eye balls that by the time they are visible .... it will be a race between human screaming and assimilation of commands between 4 different people and the velocity of a F-15 at close to 2000 Km/h

The F-15 will win.

Iglas or Stingers will be successful when a relatively unknown target is being attacked such as a camo-ed in Brigade HQ by enemy a/c or helicopters. Your iglas might have a chance.

I have seen this argument being put forward very logically by Air Defense gunners for the defence of Leh, where the F-16 could appear on top of Leh and be gone in less than 15 seconds and half of that would be the point where the bombs would be on glide path to the runway.

The only way to defeat them was a radar scanning continuously that sat at a much much higher elevation to Leh airfield and defend it.


A very good way to understand is understand the tactics or duties allocated to the Soviet aircraft shot down in Afghanistan , they were all lingering or following pre-determined paths to attack or evade, or were inbound or taking off from airfields.


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