One of the most populous nations in the world, India has engaged in numerous regional conflicts in the past. The threat environment led to the creation of a point-defense oriented EW and SAM network designed not to protect the skies over India, but to protect the military units tasked with such a role. This ultimately led to the creation of a number of EW and SAM units within the Indian Air Force.
Indian air defense elements, to include EW assets, SAM systems, and interceptors, are subordinate to the Indian Air Force (IAF). This allows the IAF to coordinate both sensors and weapons, allowing for a maximum degree of target deconfliction. SAM units are organized as squadrons, with radar units being organized as either signal units or transportable radar units, depending on the assigned types. These units are in turn subordinate to the five operational commands in the IAF.
Fifty four EW sites have been identified in India. The primary assets are THD-1955, P-12/18 (SPOON REST), and 36D6 (TIN SHIELD) radars. Thirteen THD-1955 radars arrayed primarily along the border region from Pakistan to Myanmar provide a significant amount of EW coverage. EW coverage is enhanced by fourteen 36D6 radar sites, arrayed primarily along the border with Pakistan. The 36D6 is significant as it can provide both target track data to SAM batteries as well as GCI support for Russian-origin fighter aircraft such as the MiG-29 (FULCRUM) or Su-30MKI (FLANKER-H).
Well now he is as his hobby. The man knows his **** though. Unlike so many others, especially hindu ones.
Yeah. He's a mod at Key and Secret Projects, has been cited in books, magazines, etc. I'd certainly put him at the #1 spot on this site when it comes to knowing his $hit about SAMs and ABMs (he does post here on occasion).
Well now he is as his hobby. The man knows his **** though. Unlike so many others. especially hindu ones.
Coming to the topic:
He elaborated IAF SAM structure very well but missed Army AD completely which is larger than IAF AD network, That is why his title of the article only shows IAF SAM network but it cannot be called as Indian SAM Network..
Last edited by Kunal Biswas; 01-10-2012 at 09:48 AM.