‘Soon, an IAF group to analyse enemy tactics’

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  1. Galaxy

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    ‘Soon, an IAF group to analyse enemy tactics’


    Posted: Thu Sep 29 2011, 03:19 hrs
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    India will soon have an operational group that will train pilots in advanced warfare tactics, something that only Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) has been doing till date. The group, to be led by an Air Vice Marshal, will act as the feeding establishment to various operational units of the IAF, Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Pradeep Vasant Naik told The Indian Express.

    "The group will consist of about four-five fighter squadrons and involve training establishments, research and development personnel. It will analyse the enemy tactics, develop counters and formulate tactics for future battlefields besides focusing on war-gaming and simulation. It is expected to go functional by 2012," Naik said. Naik, who handed over the responsibilities of the office of the Chief of Air Staff to Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne on July 31 has made Pune his home after retirement.

    Naik also said IAF is set to undergo major reorganisation in the years to come. "IAF is witnessing a major makeover. Future warfare will be short, swift and technology dominated. During the course of time we felt that both- manpower as well as positioning of manpower was inadequate and there was a requirement of putting right people at the right place. We thus formed another group in January this year for studying various aspects of reorganisation. The report, near completion would soon be presented to the Chief of Air Staff and would require about six months to one year to be implemented," he said.

    The study once implemented is expected to make the processes more efficient. This would mean a transformation in existing training, enrollment, administration and infrastructural aspects of IAF, which in turn would reflect on the operational reforms.

    "By 2022, IAF will achieve a squadron strength of 42- 43 if not 45, but then for this to fall in place, reorganisation is important," he said. Formation of the new groups has been the outcome of changes in the operational doctrine- something that Naik had envisioned after taking over the office of the Air Force Chief.

    The US $10 billion MMRCA contract, which Naik wanted to ink before retiring as the Air Chief is in the finalisation stage with Eurofighter Typhoon and Dassault Rafale bidding to be L 1.

    "I submitted the report to the Ministry of Defence in July 2010. I do not know why the delay. Ideally, the contract should be signed before this year end," he said. The Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of India's first indigenous fighter LCA Tejas will take time as there are a few operational problems, Naik said.

    �Soon, an IAF group to analyse enemy tactics� - Indian Express
     
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    dont they realize that this soon is already very late. if this group would have been there 2 decades back the migs would have been relieved long back on time and fighter strength could have been kept at least upto the sanctioned limit
     
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    MIG 29 - 4 squadron (Operational)
    Mirage 2k - 3 Squadron (Operational)
    MKI - 15-18 squadron (15 is confirmed, 7 Operational)
    Tejas MK1 - 2 Squadron (Confirmed)
    Rafale/Typhoon - 7 Squadron (May be more)

    PAK FA - 3-4 Squadron (Most likely by 2022) [Induction after 2018]
    TEJAS MK2 - 5-6 Squadron (Most likely by 2022) [Induction after 2016]

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    39-45 Squadron by 2022. [42-45 squadron if 3-4 more squadron of Tejas Mk2 and/or MMRCA and or MIg29 added]
     
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