Full list of IAF planes to touch down on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

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  1. pankaj nema

    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    Full list of IAF planes to touch down on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

    http://zeenews.india.com/india/full...-down-on-lucknow-agra-expressway-2051253.html

    The drill will be conducted by the IAF in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Government.

    New Delhi: A number of aircrafts will land on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway next Tuesday as part of an operational exercise conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF), according to Defence Ministry officials.

    The drill - conducted by the IAF in collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh Government - will see participation from a C130 with Garud commnados for assault landing as well as three Jaguars, six Mirages (in two batches of three each), six SU 30s (in two batches of three each) in touch down and take off operation. The C130 will once again touch down to complete the operation.

    According to officials of the Road and Transport Ministry, 12 highways have been cleared for similar landing operations, with three of those connecting Maoist-affected areas in Odisha, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, which also witness vagaries of nature like floods and cyclones almost every year.

    These strips would be used in case of emergencies such as disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, as well as in situations of war or conflict.

    Previously, a Mirage-2000 fighter plane of the IAF had touched down on the Yamuna Expressway as a display of capability to land fighter jets on highways - on May 1 of 2016.
     
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    IAF fighter jets touch-down at Agra-Lucknow expressway last year.....

     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I don't think you would be flying MKIs off of highways. They are highly subject to FOD damage and require the cleanest of runways.
     
  5. Rahul Singh

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    These are specially prepared Highway stretches for emergency wartime uses. During contingencies, these stretches will be properly manned and equipped. And C-130s will provide logistics transport to these special runways.

    These highway landings are mainly aimed at countering any Chinese intrusion into India-- a worse case scenario.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    You know setting up an airbase is more than just walking a line to pick up FOD. There are also fences to keep out animals and repellents to keep birds away. That is why air intakes on small fighters that don't suck up large objects are considered for operating from makeshift runways while big fighters like MKIs are not.
     
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    Don't you think this is exactly what IAF wants to find out with these exercise -- How to operate IAF's finest figher s during worst case scenarios"?

    Besides, as far as i know MKI's intake has something like cover for main intake (when deployed,
    auxiliary intakes are used to suck air instead) during taxi movements mostly.
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    For reducing the possibility of FOD SU-30MKI uses titanium grill(mesh actually) in conjunction with auxiliary intakes during ground movements.

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    That is one of extra precautions taken because it is highly susceptible, but also the procedures IAF runs on ground checks to clear the entire area of debris is extensive which reduces launch rates. If you are operating on a highway it is not only animals but trash that can blow in from any direction with no barriers to hinder it. You could clear the entire area twice and a plastic bag blows in and wham.
     
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    This is pure non-sense, they are just as vulnerable to FOD damage as the next plane, they have performed exceedingly well in long low level flights during red flag as well. Launch rates are comparable to any other in the IAF. An MKI on duty can be scrambled in about 3 minutes.
     
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    FOD is dangerous to any aircraft and IAF maintains all runways to be as clean as possible, it's the damn birds that are a problem
     
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    They are more vulnerable to FOD than light fighters with smaller engines and intakes as they do not suck as much air as the heavy fighters do. MiG-29 was designed as the rugged forward operating fighter for this reason, not Flankers. The scramble time has nothing to do with its launch rate that is half that of a Rafale.
     
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    only one thing is impressive

    people watching it ... which might motivate them :)
     
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    Air Intake on mig 29 is not very different than su30 , considering the placement . FOD is for both a common perimeter with similar damage probability.
     
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    Highlights


    Full operations
     
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