IAF to replace Avro aircraft soon

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  1. sasi

    sasi Senior Member Senior Member

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    IAF to replace Avro aircraft soon
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    Nagpur: The Indian Air Force will soon be phasing out the old Avro aircraft and have sought a request for proposal, a senior IAF official said on Sunday.
    The Avro aircraft will be replaced with modern ones.
    A request for proposal (RFP) has been sought by the authorities, Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra, Air Officer in-Commanding in-Chief of IAF Maintenance Command here, told reporters on the sidelines of an air show at Sonegaon Airbase today.
    Similarly, the Sukhoi-30 aircraft, which is overhauled by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) exclusively, will be joined by the IAF's Base Repair Depot (BRD), Nashik in the work, the Air Marshal said.
    Henceforth, the life extension overhaul will be carried out jointly the public sector company HAL and IAF's own BRD, Nashik, he said.
    Meanwhile, an air show was organised on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of IAF here.
    The para-jumpers from Agra performed at the event while three Sukhoi-30 aircraft flew past while jumpers and air warriors drilling team displayed a combination of accuracy.
    The para-dropping team was led by JWO A K Singh and S Sherawat led the drill team.
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  3. marshal panda

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    No one it seems,is interested to produce the aircrafts here.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Very sad. i thought IAF will use avro for next 100 yrs:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    The A.V. Roe Type I Triplane, Roe's first successful aircraft
     
  7. sasi

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    What are the likely successors ?
     
  9. Decklander

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    IAF never retires any aircraft. They simply crash out of service.
     
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    Usual russian junk.
     
  11. Apollyon

    Apollyon Führer Senior Member

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    CASA C-295 or C-27J Spartan. No Russian Junk this time :laugh:.

     
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    cool down guyss nothing gonna happen,have faith and proud in our sarkari babus.:cool2::cool2:

    abhi to several tender will be place and withdrawn:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    India Issues RFP For 56 Cargo Aircraft

    India Issues RFP For 56 Cargo Aircraft
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    NEW DELHI — India has issueda request for proposals for 56 cargo aircraft to replace its air force’s aging fleet of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.-built Hawker Siddeley 748M Avro aircraft, according to a defense ministry official.
    Under the deal, the first 16 aircraft will be directly procured from the chosen foreign vendor, which will then have to partner with an Indian firm that will manufacture the remaining 40.Out of those 40, 16 must have 30% indigenous components, while 24 must have 60% locally procured parts, the official says.
    The Indian air force (IAF) is looking at several options including IL-114 variants fromthe Russian Ilyushin Aviation Complex, Ukrainian An-148 Antonov, the twin-turboprop European EADS Casa C-295 and Italian Alenia C-27J Spartan medium-sized militarytransport aircraft.
    “The RFP made it clear to foreign players that they will have to select an Indian partner for this project,” the official tells Aviation Week. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in the next four to five years, after an official agreement is signed. The entire deal is estimated to be worth $2.5 billion to $3 billion.
    The program is expected to boost manufacturing of transport aircraft in the country and bring in new business opportunities for Indian private players in the aviation market.
    The twin-engine aircraft is planned to have a 6-8 ton payload capacity, cruise speed of 800 kph (500 mph) and a range of 2,500-2,700 km (1,600-1,700 mi.).
    The IAF is estimated to be operating around 30 vintage Avro HS-748 aircraft, capableof carrying loads of up to 7 tons. The aircraft were inducted during the 1960s to transport both personnel and equipment.
    State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) will not participate in the project because it is busy with the licensed production of Su-30MKI fighters and upgrades of the Mirage, MiG-29 and Jaguar aircraft forthe IAF, the official says. HAL also will be involved in the licensed production of India’s Multi Medium Range Combat Aircraft, once the deal for 126jets is signed with France’s Dassault.
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    SPAIN: Close on the heels of clinching the IAF contract for supply of mid-air refuellers, European consortium Airbus will now bid for the Rs 12,000 crore global tender to be floated by India for procuring 56 medium-lift transport aircraft to replace its vintage Avro planes.

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister A K Antony had in July last year cleared a proposal to procure 56 transport aircraft. The tender, though, is yet to be floated.

    "Our hope is that by the next financial year we would be invited to present the RFP (Request for Proposal)," Airbus Military officials said, informing that the aircraft is being tested for further improvement.

    Airbus Military has already clinched the deal to supply its A-330 multi-role tanker transport aircraft after it emerged as the lowest bidder in the IAF contract worth over Rs 8,000 crore for procuring them.

    So far, the Indian Air Force has only been equipped with Russian-origin IL-78 mid-air refuellers.

    Making a strong case for C295 and its efficacy in Indian Air Force, head of marketing of light and medium transport of Airbus Military Jeronimo Amador vouched for the aircraft's fuel efficiency and the total life cycle cost.

    Talking to reporters at the Airbus facilities here, he said the aircraft has been sold to 17 operators so far with six countries coming with repeat orders.

    He said the aircraft can fulfil logistics need for a large country like India with 1500 nautical mile range from New Delhi.

    The first 16 transport aircraft, according to the proposal cleared by the DAC, will be procured off-the-shelf from foreign vendors who will have to partner with a local private or public sector firm.

    The next 16 aircraft will have to have 30 per cent indigenous component while the remaining 24 planes will have 60 per cent locally-procured and produced items.

    The IAF fleet of Avro aircraft, inducted in 1960s, is used for transporting men and material. The aircraft can carry loads up to 7-8 tonnes.

    According to Jeronimo, C295 is currently being tested for further improvement as "winglets are slated to be added for improved performance in different phase of flight apart from surveillance versions."

    Airbus claims that its C295 has the largest cargo floor area in its category and can carry more troops, paratroops, containers and pallets than the competitors.

    "It is simple and robust and easy to maintain and operate," Jeronimo said.
     
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    No spares available for C-27s, Afghan C-27s are about to be scrapped for lack of spares and service.
     
  16. WMD

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    with that much money we could buy more c-130j-30,
    according to IAF pilots the super hercules has a much better performance and availability than russian planes,
    so mu question is why aren't we buying more c-130j-30 instead of a new RFI?
     
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  17. Sam2012

    Sam2012 Tihar Jail Banned

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    But pls give manufacturing rights under license to a private company , HAL has enough orders in its books & end up not meeting a single deadline:mad::mad:
     
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