C-130J aircraft from US to arrive this week

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_c-130j-aircraft-from-us-to-arrive-this-week_1495220

    Strengthening its capabilities for carrying out special forces' operations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive its first C-130J 'Hercules' aircraft from the US this week at the Hindan air base near New Delhi.

    After the arrival of the first of the six C-130Js that India has placed orders with the US, a formal induction ceremony will be held in February first week at the Hindan air base itself before flying off to be displayed at the biennial Aero India show, IAF officials said here.

    The first aircraft was handed over to India by the US Air Force under a US$970 million deal in mid-December last month there.

    The aircraft, expected to considerably enhance IAF's special missions capability, will also be used for transporting men and material, they said.

    In 2008, India had purchased the aircraft under the US government's foreign military sales route that includes an offset clause under which the firm will invest 30% of the deal amount back in Indian defence industry.

    The aircraft will be based at Hindan in Ghaziabad just outside the capital, where the infrastructure for its deployment has been completed.

    The aircraft would also be pressed into service for transporting special forces from the capital to other places in the country in case need arises and reduce their response time as well.

    Presently, 18 pilots, nine load masters and nine combat system operators are being trained in the US.

    The US government had offered a unique C-130J configuration for special mission roles and these will be the first uniquely configured aircraft in the IAF fleet for its special operations.

    The aircraft will be able to perform precision low-level flying, air drops and landing in blackout conditions. Special features are included to ensure aircraft survivability in hostile air defence environment.

    In addition, these aircraft will have refuelling probes, advance radar warning receivers and counter measure dispensing system for extended range and additional safety.

    India is also planning to place orders for six more similar aircraft and likely to send a letter of request to the US government in this regard in near future.
     
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    Making of an Indian C-130J..



    I wonder why the first one does not have any in-flight refueling probe....
     
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    'Hercules'' to be inducted in IAF on Feb 5

    New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Boosting its Special Operationscapabilities, the Indian Air Force will formally induct itsfirst C-130 J ''Hercules'' transport aircraft on February 5.

    Buzz up!
    The aircraft is likely to arrive in the country by theend of this month and would be formally inducted into the IAFat a ceremony at its home base Hindan air base near here onFebruary 5, IAF officials said here.



    The first of the six aircraft procured by India under aUSD 970 million deal was handed over to IAF in mid-December.

    The aircraft is expected to enhance IAF''s special missionscapability along with transporting men and material.

    India had purchased the aircraft under the US government''sForeign Military Sales route that includes an offset clauseunder which the firm will invest 30 per cent of the dealamount back in Indian defence industry.

    The aircraft will be based at Hindan in Ghaziabad justoutside the capital, where the infrastructure for itsdeployment has been completed.

    The aircraft would also be pressed into service fortransporting special forces from the capital to other placesin the country in case need arises.

    The US government had offered a unique C-130Jconfiguration modified for special mission roles and thesewill be the first uniquely configured aircraft in the IAFfleet for its special operations.

    The aircraft will be able to perform precision low-levelflying, air drops, and landing in blackout conditions. Specialfeatures are included to ensure aircraft survivability inhostile air defence environment.

    India is also planning to place orders for six moresimilar aircraft and likely to send a Letter of Request to theUS Government in this regard in near future.

    http://news.oneindia.in/2011/01/24/herculesto-be-inducted-in-iaf-on-feb5-aid0126.html
     
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    FIRST INDIAN C-130J CLEARLY DISPLAYING ITS SERIAL NUMBER during its construction phase.

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    illuminati Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    Thanks A.V

    Thanks A.V just wanted to ask is thr any special format one has to post the picture in the forum? I have seen some pictures that are visible and some are not ! I think some rectification is required in order to resolve this "image visibility" issue
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