IAF to deploy mountain radars along LAC

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  1. sandeepdg

    sandeepdg Senior Member Senior Member

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    New Delhi: IAF is finally going in for specialized, rugged mountain radars which can be deployed in high-altitude areas bordering China to ensure air intrusions by spy drones, helicopters and aircraft are detected in ‘‘realtime’’.

    This comes in the backdrop of continuing intrusions — the military likes to dub them ‘‘transgressions’’ — by the People’s Liberation Army all along the unresolved 4,056-km Line of Actual Control, from Pangong Tso lake in eastern Ladakh to the ‘‘finger area’’ in Sikkim.

    China, in fact, continues to needle India even in the middle sector of Uttarakhand-Himachal. Just last week, for instance, a PLA platoon on horses crossed over in the Barahoti region with sheer impunity. While most of these ‘‘transgressions’’ occur on land, violations of Indian airspace are not unknown. ‘‘These lightweight mountain radars will be installed in difficult terrains like Ladakh since conventional radars cannot be deployed there. They should be able to pick up even small aircraft from a distance of 300 to 400 km away,’’ said an officer.


    http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Defa...eLabel=11&EntityId=Ar01104&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T
     
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    Does anybody have more info on the type of radars being deployed on the LAC ?
     
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    Long overdue...........
     
  5. ZOOM

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    It seems to me that there is some sort of error with the above reporting as far as Radar range is concerned. There is no known radar in India till date other then Green Pine and LRTR for BMD which has a range of more then 300-400 KM. Although we are developing Multi Function radar with Thales as well as our very own ground based AESA system for IAF which has similar range. Although IAF must be looking to install Fixed Radar of Rohini or Indra type of 3D mode.
     
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    It is fire finding radar i think, to locate the artillery shells fire.
     
  7. ZOOM

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    Indian Air Force to receive low-level radar

    Posted On: Nov 25, 2009
    Air surveillance Ground-based radar: GROUND MASTER 400. Image Credit: Bourdin/Photopointcom ©THALES DUBAI (BNS): The Indian Air Force (IAF) will receive 19 low-level transportable radar (LLTR) systems based on the Ground Smarter (GS) 100 sensor from French defence company, Thales.

    The company announced that it has won the contract to supply the radar to the IAF during the Dubai air show here, a report by DefenceNews said.

    Six of the 19 radars will be built at its Limours facility, southwest of Paris, while its local partner Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) will build the remaining 13 units in India, Thales said.

    Each low level transportable radar system comprises the GS 100 radar, operational and communications shelters, an energy subsystem, mobility subsystem and quarters for personnel.

    The GS 100, based on the SR3D radar platform, is a mobile, modular and multifunctional sensor designed to track complex target manoeuvres at very low altitudes.

    The sensor can detect and track targets up to a range of 180 km. The SR3D platform is also used in the Ground Master 400 long range radar, launched into the market in 2007.

    The IAF intends installing 19 low-level transportable radars at vulnerable points along the border to detect both low-flying aircraft and `spy planes' or unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Media reports adds that the radars will give the Indian military the capability to spy up to 60 km into enemy airspace and are ideal for detecting intrusions over mountainous terrain. Anticipating a transfer of technology agreements, BEL had obtained an industrial licence for manufacturing LLTR.

    The Thales offer of the French "Flair'' LLTR was technically qualified after stringent site evaluation of the radar and many rounds of technical negotiations with the IAF.


    http://www.brahmand.com/news/Indian-Air-Force-to-receive-low-level-radar/2554/3/11.html

    In addition to above, this radar will be installed to the height of 4500 meters to have a good look down capability and deal with harsh terrain and weather.
     
  8. ZOOM

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    For that matter we have Indra radars for Fire Finding. Although it is under the purview of Indian Army.
     
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    I think Zoom is right. The IAF will probably install these LTTRS being bought from the French along the LAC, as its main purpose would be to spy into the enemy airspace and track low flying aircraft and small drones being used for surveillance.
     

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