GarryB wrote:thanks to George1:
Thanks GarryB and George1 for sharing the link.
GarryB, is the KAB 1500 LG compatible with the Mig 29K as well ?
GarryB wrote:thanks to George1:
HUNTER VZLA wrote:A Indian Navy Il-38 had to make en emergency landing at Zhukovsky airport, Russia on Apr. 28.
Isos wrote:What's going on with their Tejas ? Is it that bad so they buy foreugn single engine small fighter ?
Militarov wrote:Isos wrote:What's going on with their Tejas ? Is it that bad so they buy foreugn single engine small fighter ?
Issues... and more issues. Seems they are waiting for MK2 to be finalised and then to start with serious orders.. which means more delays.
Anyway another bad news :
medo wrote:Well, this is India.
They are so much publicly criticize MiG-29, how bad this plane is, that they will now urgently buy more of them. Why they are not urgently buying more Rafales?
Most probably they will buy MiG-29M like those for Egypt.
Indian Contribution in Su-30MKI:
The Su-30MKI is the fighter which contains the avionics and equipments from round the world not only Russian, French, South African and Israeli Customer Furnished Equipment (CFE), but also a substantial percentage of Indian developed and manufactured avionics.
Indian avionics have been received and acknowledged enthusiastically by the Russian principals.
The following are the components developed by Indian agencies:
•Mission Computer cum Display Processor – MC-486 and DP-30MK (Defence Avionics Research Establishment – DARE)
•Radar Computer – RC1 and RC2 (DARE)
•Tarang Mk2 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) + High Accuracy Direction Finding Module (HADF) (DARE
•IFF-1410A – Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)
•Integrated Communication suite INCOM 1210A (HAL)
•Radar Altimeter – RAM-1701 (HAL)
•Programmable Signal Processor (PSP) – (LRDE)
•Multi Function Displays (MFD) – Samtel/DARE
The 32-bit Mission Computer performs mission-oriented computations, flight management, reconfiguration-cum-redundancy management and in-flight systems self-tests. In compliance with MIL-STD-1521 and 2167A standards, Ada language has been adopted for the mission computer’s software. The other DARE-developed product, the Tarang Mk-2 (Tranquil) radar warning receiver, is manufactured by state-owned BEL at its Bangalore facility.
These avionics equipment have also been certified for their airworthiness in meeting the demanding standards of Russian military aviation. The cumulative value of such indigenous avionic equipment is estimated to exceed Rs. 250 lakhs per aircraft. Since the core avionics were developed by a single agency (DRDO) – they have significant commonality of hardware and software amongst them using a modular approach to design. This obviously results in major cost and time savings in development; it also benefits the user in maintenance and spares inventories.
The DRDO has gone a step further and come out with a new design of the Core Avionics Computer (CAC) which can be used with a single module adaptation across many other aircraft platforms. Thus the CAC which is derived from the computers designed for the Su-30MKI will now be the centre piece of the avionics upgrades for the MiG-27 and Jaguar aircraft as well. The CAC was demonstrated by DRDO at the Aero India exhibition at Yelahanka and attracted a good deal of international attention. Taken together with the systems already developed indigenously for the LCA (such as the Digital Flight Control Computer and HUD), clearly Indian avionics have a significant export potential in the burgeoning global market for avionics modernisation.
New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed Balakot on February 26 this year. The next day, it fought off a determined effort by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to attack Indian army installations. During both battles, the IAF, when it came to safe communication, found itself deficient. And in future, it could lead to costly failures.
Immediately after Balakot, the IAF has decided to quickly buy Software Defined Radios (SDR), and integrate them with the aircraft fleets. This emergency purchase of SDRs from Israel will be for the Mirage-2000, MiG-29 and Sukhoi-30 fighters of the IAF.
The SDRs will ensure secure communication not just between fighters in the air, but also between fighters in the air and the ground installations and importantly between the fighters in the air and the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) - the eye in the sky. If there is an attempt to jam, communication can shift to another frequency and continue.
Besides conversations, it will provide secure data linking. This means everyone will know who - whether it is the fighter pilot, the AWACS controllers, the ground plotters - is where. This will help in better "combat control."
"Whatever we were talking could have been heard," a senior official said about the Balakot operations and after. The radios will ensure no one can pick up our communication. And importantly, the data linking will ensure we know who is where."
A small number - about 400 - are being purchased, as is possible during emergency acquisitions. Once the SDRs arrive, it will ensure that for the IAF, silence will truly be golden.
But the 9:1 kill ratio achieved by Indians pilots against USAF fighters during the Cope India 04, was also reached thanks to their skills as USAF Colonel Greg Newbech said: “What we’ve seen in the last two weeks is the IAF can stand toe-to-toe with the best air force in the world. I pity the pilot who has to face the IAF and chances the day to underestimate him; because he won’t be going home. They made good decisions about when to bring their strikers in. The MiG-21s would be embedded with a (MiG-27) Flogger for integral protection. There was a data link between the Flankers that was used to pass information. They built a very good (radar) picture of what we were doing and were able to make good decisions about when to roll (their aircraft) in and out.”
Isos wrote:That would get even worse with rafale as it is totally french made and not connected to israeli hardware.
They will operate them alone.
Su-30 seem to have had a very good picture of the engagement and escaped amraam launches. They were probably flying very high while the mig-21 was lower. But since india bought everything new like mossiles, mig-29, radio... they seem to have a shity air force.
If Rafale will be fully French, that it will work the same as all other Rafales. Problem will be, if India will insist with Indian and Israeli components in Rafale as well. Than Rafale will be the same as other IAF fighters.
Su-30MKI was most probably avare of AMRAAMs because of its radar and IRST as they were flying in front of them. PAF also launched them at max distance to keep Sukhois enough far away, that they could not launch their R-77 against PAF jets, which are leaving Indian air space. Sukhois in this case have to come far closer, because PAF planes are flying away, while F-16 could launch missiles at longer distances, because Sukhois are flying closer to them. Mirages, which fly at LoC, were close enough to engage, but they were useless because of jamming.