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    Cool MIG-29K And KUB

    The first two-seater MiG-29KUB for the Indian Navy flew on 22 January 2007 at the Gromov Flight Test Centre in Zhukovsky (35 km southeast of Moscow), Russia. The very next day, Vishnu Som from NDTV (New Delhi Television) flew to Zhukovsky and captured images of this latest bird for the Indian Navy. He also flew in another two-seater MiG-29 aircraft (a 'UB' variant), which served as a chase plane during the second test flight of the MiG-29KUB
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    Default Harrier MK-51 And MK-60

    Type: Fleet air defence, strike and recon fighter with ASV role.

    Versions in Service: Frs Mk.51 - Single-seat fighter
    ...........................T Mk.60 - Dual-seat trainer

    Engine: One Rolls-Royce Pegasus Mk.104/106 vectored-thrust turbofan, rated at 95.6kN (21,500 lbs.) of thrust.

    Operational Speed: 640 knots (1186 km/h).

    Service Ceiling: 51,200 feet (15,600 meters).

    Range: 800 nautical miles (1480 km).

    Avionics: Fitted with the Ferranti Blue Fox non-coherent pulse radar, which has four operating modes - search, air-to-air, air-to-surface and bore-sight for close combat.

    Weapons: The aircraft has four wing and three under-fuselage stations. The inner wing pylons carry drop tanks of 900 kg each. The two outer wing pylons can carry up to 450 kg each. Two under-fuselage stations are normally occupied by two 30mm gun pods, with 120 rounds per gun. Indian Navy Sea Harriers use Magic-IIs for air defense. In the anti-ship role, the Sea Harrier can carry two Sea Eagle AShMs.
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    Cool Il-38sd

    Type: Long range maritime patrol aircraft.

    Aircraft delivered to date: IN301 (1977) - upgraded to 'SD' standard
    ...................................IN303 (1977) - upgraded to 'SD' standard
    ...................................IN305 (1983) - upgraded to 'SD' standard
    ...................................IN306 (to be delivered in 2008) - upgraded to 'SD' standard
    ...................................IN307 (to be delivered in 2008) - upgraded to 'SD' standard

    Dimensions (External): Wingspan - 37.42 metres (122.9 feet).
    ..............................Length (overall) - 36.9 metres (129.1 feet).
    ..............................Height (overall) - 10.7 metres (33.4 feet).

    Engine: The IL-38 has four 3125kW (4190 ehp) Ivchenko Al-20M turboprops, driving four blade propellers.

    Accommodation: The IL-38 has a flight crew of three personnel, which includes a Pilot, a Co-Pilot and a Flight Engineer. The operational crew is believed to be nine personnel, which includes a tactical coordinator, sensor operators, a MAD (Magnetic Anomaly Detector) operator and observers.

    Operational Speed: 347 knots (645 km/h).

    Service Ceiling: 32,800 ft. (10,000 meters).

    Range: 3887 nautical miles (7200 km).

    Sensors: The IL-38 has a search & attack radar (NATO: Wet Eye), a MAD (magnetic anomaly detector) system, an ESM (electronic support measures) system and numerous active & passive sonobuoys.

    Weapons: The IL-38 can carry torpedoes, FAB 250 freefall bombs and depth charges. The aircraft has been retrofitted to carry the Sea Eagle AShM. The BrahMos ASCM is expected to replace the Sea Eagle AShM in due course. The addition of the R-73RDM2 short-range, air-to-air missile is also being contemplated.

    Role: Shore-based, long-range ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) recon into the Indian Ocean.
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    Cool Sea king -mk42 a,b,c

    Crew: Has a crew of 4 in the ASW role and can also carry 28 troops in the utility role or 22 survivors in the SAR (Search & Rescue) role.

    Variants with Serial Numbers: Mk.42; IN501 - IN512 (14 Oct 1970*)
    ........................................Mk.42A; IN551 - IN553 (23 Nov 1979*)
    ........................................Mk.42B; IN513 - IN533 (17 May 1985*)
    ........................................Mk.42C; IN555 - IN560 (25 Sept 1986*)
    *Indicates the date of delivery to the Indian Navy

    Engine: Two Rolls-Royce 1400-1T turbofans, rated at 1660 shp.

    Operational Speed: 112 knots (208 km/h).

    Service Ceiling: 11,500 ft. (3500 meters).

    Range: 664n miles (1230 km).

    Maximum Payload: 8000 lbs. (3628 kg).

    Sensors: The Mk.42B variant has a MEL Super Searcher radar, an Alcatel HS-12 dipping sonar, a Chelton 7 homer, a ESM by Marconi Hermes and an AQS-902B acoustic processor. The Mk.42C variant has a nose-mounted Bendix RDR 1400C radar, which replaces the MEL Super Searcher.

    Weapons: For ASW use; two Whitehead A244S or USSR APR-2 torpedoes, Mk.11 bombs and mines (only on the Mk.42B). For ASV use; two Sea Eagle AShMs (only on the Mk.42B).
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    Default Do-228

    Type: Multi-role military turboprop twin engine aircraft.

    Design Features: The Do-228 has been protected against major corrosion damage and has a radome beneath the fuselage. Pilot and co-pilot have full dual controls and instruments, with the co-pilot operating the optional searchlight. Two bubble observatory windows in front of the cabin offer a 180 view and the photography window on port side can be opened in flight. It has a console for radar, digital navigation display and intercom controls. Standard equipment includes internal and external lighting, hand held fire extinguisher, gust control locks and tie-down kit. Two seven-man life rafts are provided for SAR missions. A rest area is placed on the starboard side of the rear cabin and has an optional folding table, a galley or refrigerator and a toilet.

    Avionics: The Do-228s are fitted with a MEL Super Marec search radar, which is used for maritime surveillance. A Micronair pollution prevention system is used for pollution detection and control. The system provides the means to spray a dispersal agent over the designated surface. VHF communication, a transponder, audio selector & intercom systems are fitted. The IFR instrumentation has dual gyro horizons, dual HSIs, ADIs, VSIs and dual altimeters. Additional options include a Spectrolab SX-16P searchlight, Primus 500 color weather radar, GEC Macroni's Electro Optics Multi-Sensor Turret System, Sextant's Totem-3000 internal navigation/global positioning system, the IFF 400AM system and an annotating camera.
    One aircraft, IN 231, has been re-fitted with the Israeli Elta EL/M-2022A (V3) airborne maritime surveillance radar and the Indian Navy has placed a contract for the radar system to be fitted to the other Dornier aircraft. Alan Warnes {Air Forces Monthly fame} reports that Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI) have integrated IN 231 into a full day and night imagery gathering concept with a down link to the ground station's intelligence system. The system comprises an Airborne Multi-Mission Optronic Stabilised Payload (AMOSP) on the fuselage in the forward starboard side fairing of the main landing gear. It houses three optical apertures - the larger one is a low light Charge Coupled Device (CCD) camera, a second one is an IR camera and the third is for possible fitment of a Laser Range Finder.
    The AMOSP can view targets of up to a range of 25 miles (40 km). Four personnel work in the rear - a Mission Commander, Observer Station Operator for the AMOSP system and two radar system operators. In the cockpit, the pilot has the capability to view the same pictures as the Observer Station on a multi-function display on his instrument panel. The Mission Commander can down-link data to a Ground Data Link Receiver in real time, which would allow the Navy or Coast Guard to take appropriate action. The range of the data link is 100n miles (a little limiting on some maritime patrol missions), and being un-pressurised could be a disadvantage if the aircraft is working against an enemy with surface-to-air missiles and has to stay above 15,000 feet (4572 metres).
    Engine: Two AlliedSignal TPE331-5-252D engines rated at 578.7 kW (776 shp). Each engine has a four blade, constant speed, fully feathering, reversible pitch, metal propeller.

    Maximum Speed: 255 knots (472 km/h; 293 mph)

    Service Ceiling: 28,000 ft. (8535 meters)

    Maximum Range: 1320 nautical miles (2445 km; 1519 miles)

    Armament: Two inboard and two outboard pylons can carry an array of external stores, including gun pods, rockets, short-range anti-ship missiles and even SAR pods. The IN Dorniers reportedly carry AShMs of an unspecified type.
    Maximum External Stores Load: 2201 kg. (4852 lb.)

    Self Defence: A media report, dated 05 May 2007, stated that EAGLE Electronic Support Measures (ESM) systems have been fitted on-board and eight more systems have been ordered. The system is an indigenous development by the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL).
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    Default Ka-28

    Type: ASW helicopter.

    Known Serial Numbers: IN-571
    ...............................IN-572
    ...............................IN-573
    ...............................IN-574
    ...............................IN-575
    ...............................IN-576
    ...............................IN-577
    ...............................IN-582
    ...............................IN-584
    Number in Service: 13 (incl. 3 trainers).

    Powerplant: Two Isotov TV3-117BK turbo shafts, each rated at 1660-kW (2225-shp), drive contra-rotating blades which have been shortened in length by comparison with those of the Ka-25 for better manoeuvrability on deck.

    Operational Speed: 110 knots (204 km/h).

    Service Ceiling: 12,000 ft. (3660 miles).

    Range: 270 nautical miles (500 km).

    Sensors: Splash Drop search radar, VGS-3 dipping sonar and sonobuoys.
    Armament: Up to about 2000 kg of disposable stores carried in a lower-fuselage weapon bay, generally comprising two torpedoes or depth charges.

    Self Defence: A media report, dated 05 May 2007, stated that 15 KITE Electronic Support Measures (ESM) systems were fitted aboard the Kamov and HAL Chetak helicopters. Also, an additional 47 KITE systems are on order and in various stages of production & integration. The KITE ESM system is an indigenous development by the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL).

    Comments: A total of 13 Ka-28s (export version of the Ka-27PL) entered service with the Indian Navy in the mid-80s, including three equipped for the training role. Additional helicopters may have been purchased, but that cannot be confirmed. The Ka-28 was purchased to complement the Ka-25 and it's ASW capabilities are better than its predecessor. The helicopter is considered a quantum jump ahead of the Ka-25 in terms of ASW capability and versatility, with an endurance of over four hours. There is no commonality between the two types, the Ka-28 representing a 20-year technology leap, being equipped with advanced sensors, search-radar, computers, dipping sonar, data-link and MAD (magnetic anomaly detector) equipment.
    The Scientific Research Institute of Systematic Equipment at St. Petersburg, Russia is currently developing a variant of the Fagot anti-ship warfare suite for the Ka-28 helicopters in service with the Indian Navy. Unconfirmed reports, in September 2000, stated that five Ka-28s are currently in the Sevastopol Aircraft Enterprise, Russia where they are undergoing a major five-month overhaul. This information has not been confirmed from reliable sources. In December 2001, India Defence Consultants (IDC) reported that an $18-million deal for six additional Ka-28s have been placed by the Indian Navy. There has been no press release from the Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirming this.
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    Default Ka-25

    Type: ASW helicopter.

    Known Serial Numbers: IN-571
    ...............................IN-572
    ...............................IN-573
    ...............................IN-574
    ...............................IN-575
    ...............................IN-576
    ...............................IN-577

    Powerplant: Two Glushenkov GTD-3F turboshafts each rated at 671-kW (900-shp).

    Maximum Speed: 113 knots (130 mph; 182 km/h).

    Service Ceiling: Not Known.

    Range: 216 nautical miles (400 km).

    Sensors: The Ka-25s of the Indian Navy featured a search radar, a dipping sonar in the cabin rear and a canister of sonobuoys fitted externally.
    Weapons: Under fuselage weapons bay for homing torpedoes plus depth bombs.
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    Default Ka-31

    Type: AEW helicopter.

    Known Serial Numbers: IN-561
    ...............................IN-562
    ...............................IN-563
    ...............................IN-564
    ...............................IN-565
    ...............................IN-566
    ...............................IN-567
    ...............................IN-568
    ...............................IN-569

    Powerplant: Two Klimov TV3-117VMAR turboshafts each rated at 1633 kW (2200 hp).

    Maximum Speed: 135 knots (155 mph; 250 km/h).

    Service Ceiling: 3500 meters (11,483 feet).

    Range: 324 nautical miles (600 km).

    Patrol Endurance: 2.5 hours.

    Comments: In August 1999, the Indian Navy placed a firm order for four Ka-31 helicopters and a contract for an additional five was signed in February 2001. Total value of all nine helicopters is estimated at US $207 million. The first Ka-31 for the Indian Navy made its debut flight on 16 May 2001 and the first two of nine Ka-31 helicopters completed tests at the Kamov's Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow. The first batch of four aircraft was officially inducted into the Indian Naval Air Arm in April 2003 and the second batch arrived by the end of 2004. In Indian Navy service, these helicopters operate not only from aircraft carriers, destroyers and frigates but also from shore bases as well. Due to its limitations in terms of endurance, the helicopter will be fitted with a helicopter-to-helicopter in-flight refuelling capability. Also known as the Ka-29 RLD, the Ka-31 is a further development of the Ka-27 anti-submarine warfare helicopter. The Ka-31's wider fuselage - when compared to the cramped interior of the Ka-27/28 - offers greater accommodation space.
    The Ka-31 is fitted with the E-801M Oko (Eye) airborne electronic warfare radar which features a 6x1 meter planar array mounted beneath the fuselage. The radar is folded and stowed beneath the aircraft's fuselage before being lowered into a vertical position, to allow 360 mechanical scanning of the radar once every ten seconds. The radar can simultaneously track up to 40 airborne or surface threats, and can detect fighter-sized aircraft from a range of 100 - 200 km (depending on the size of the target) and surface ships at a horizon of 200 km from an altitude of 9840 feet. Developed by the NIIRT (Nauchno-Issledovatelskiy Institut Radiotekhniki) Radio Scientific-Research Institute in Nizhny Novgorod, the radar antenna weighs 200 kg (441 lbs). The co-ordinates, speed and heading of a target gathered by the radar are transmitted via an encoded radio data-link channel to a ship-borne or shore-based command post.
    This encoded radio data-link channel will introduce airborne network centric warfare to the Indian Navy, due to its advanced real-time capability. The secure data-link and onboard communication systems have a range of 150 km, at altitudes between 4950 and 11,000 feet. The Indian Navy's Ka-31s are also being fitted out with the Abris GPS featuring a 12-channel receiver. The GPS is designed & developed by Kronstadt - a firm in St. Petersburg, Russia. Abris will provide all satellite navigation data. Other Kronstadt systems featured in the Ka-31 helicopter will include navigational equipment for digital terrain maps, ground-proximity warning, obstacle approach warning, auto-navigation of pre-programmed routes, flight stabilization and auto homing onto and landing at the parent carrier/base and information concerning the helicopter's tactical situation.
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    Cool Dhruv (A.L.H)

    Type: Advanced multi-role light helicopter.

    Flight Crew: Two.

    Length: 15.87 meters.

    Main Rotor Diameter: 13.20 meters.

    Height: 4.98 meters.

    Weights: Empty - 2502 kg (5515 lbs.)
    ............Maximum - 5500 kg (12,125 lbs.)
    Useful Load: 2600 kg (5731 lbs.)

    Speed: Maximum - 290 km/h (180 mph)
    ..........Max. cruising speed 253 km/h (157 mph)

    Service Ceiling: 5990 metres (19,680 feet)

    Range: With 1500 kg (3300 lbs.) payload - 216 nautical miles (414 km; 249 miles).
    ..........With max. fuel & 20 min. reserves - 431 nautical miles (810 km; 497 miles).

    Fuel Capacity: 1100 kg (2425 lbs.)

    Armament: The Naval Dhruv has cabin side pylons for torpedoes, depth charges or anti-ship missiles.
    Maximum External Stores Load: 1500 kg. (3307 lb.)

    Self Defence: RWR; jammer and chaff/flare dispensers.
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    Indian Army Equipments from various "Know Your Army" events around the country

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    The program is canceled purchase Hawks ?????

    Here I read that if

    http://desarrolloydefensa.blogspot.c...r-aviones.html

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    I don't think purchase of Hawk could be canceled. India is also licence building the Hawk aircraft in India itself. By the way very nice pictures in this thread, keep it up.

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    Arrow From Weekend pics thread

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    Cadets from the Indian Army take part in their passing out parade in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 21, 2009. A total of 151 cadets, including 40 women cadets were commissioned as officers in the Indian Army on Saturday after they completed their training at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai. (*******)

    India's President Pratibha Patil (C, standing) reviews a guard of honour during the passing out parade of army officers in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 21, 2009. A total of 151 cadets, including 40 women cadets were commissioned as officers in the Indian Army on Saturday after they completed their training at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai. (*******)

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    Quote Originally Posted by VAMAN View Post
    I don't think purchase of Hawk could be canceled. India is also licence building the Hawk aircraft in India itself. By the way very nice pictures in this thread, keep it up.

    HAL WILL be manufacturing the 66 Hawks ... The Follow on Order for Additional 40 HAWKS was canceled due to the spare parts issue

    PS: ( this deal took 20yrs to go thru ) ..

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