IAF plans to acquire amphibious aircraft

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    http://www.indiandefence.com/iaf-plans-acquire-amphibious-aircraft-20110130/


    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to purchase amphibious aircraft for the first time in the history of the organization. These aircrafts are most likely to be deployed at the Nicobar and Andaman archipelago.

    The IAF has requested information for the aircraft which can takeoff not only from land, but also from sea. The contestant aircrafts are the Canadian Bombardier 415, the Dornier Sea Plane and the Russian Beriev Be-200.

    This is the first the the IAF has planned of having an amphibious capability and the main reason for this drastic step is the dynamically changing security demands around the isles.

    Nicobar and Andaman is the only tri-service command of the IAF and the amphibious aircrafts will be used to boost the forces capability to secure and constantly keep an eye on the maritime boundary around the isles.

    The official information about this case, says that the IAF are planning on purchasing six of these aircraft for maritime reconnaissance and search and rescue operations. The IAF have some requirements for the amphibious aircraft – their main goal is to purchase a machine with a short take-off capability and a range of at least 800 nautical miles.

    The proposal to purchase amphibious aircraft for the IAF isn’t an old idea and it has been an important question for the Indian government since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Since then the Indian authorities have been considering different options to augment the security of the 7,516km long coast. In 2009 the Indian Navy made the first step to reinforcing the security by buying eight long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P-8I.
     
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    aren't you "Mr YouTube of the day" today :). you're hammering out some cool videos out on the forums today. thanks...
     
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    ^^ Thanks Jay. I like to see YouTube and I had these videos in mind for quite a few days (the ones about guns). Today I had some time, and I hammered them out. :)
     
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    I got my glass of red and I'm going to go through the gun videos later tonight
     
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    ^^ Great. You will definitely relish the videos. A lot of history. You might need more than a glass. :)
     
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    India plans to procure 6 amphibious aircraft

     
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    It is required in A&N islands.
     
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    What about their operability in choppy waters?
     
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    I have this question about why Navy Aviation Arm is allowing IAF to enter its bastion. Since the A&N islands are a tri-service base, naturally this means that there is a strong Naval presence there. Shouldn't the Navy's air arm be ordering these planes rather than IAF who has a more land-air structure than sea-air? Just a question.
     
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    would navy aviation wing not be tied to carriers? vs say this is a land based aircraft. i realize i may totally wrong on this !
     
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    It's only transport and recce aircraft. Even Army can order them.

    Not particularly good. Bad weather means take off and landing at an airbase. They will survive the night if parked on choppy waters, even in reasonably bad conditions.
     
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    what they mean by disputed maritime border as we have only habit of donating to others like kathchatheevu and cocoa island .
     
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    Coco islands (South) is ours isn't it? The northern set belongs to Burma and it is already cleared. The disputed term is simply mentioned in general in case someone fancies playing disputing games with us. We don't have any disputes with Burmese (who are the only players to contend in the region). Just a few with Beggarimmigrantdesh, the Land of Pure and Reds.
     
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    Maybe some of this type is still flying.
     
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