India plans to buy 3 radar reconnaissance aircrafts A-50 in Russia

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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    ZHUKOVSKY (Moscow region), August 15. /ITAR-TASS/. India plans to buy three airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircrafts A-50 in Russia, a source in Russian governmental military and industrial commission told ITAR-TASS on Friday. In 2003 India has already ordered three such warplanes and the contract was fulfilled in 2010. “India is mulling possible delivery of another three AEW&C aircrafts, talks are on now,” the commission’s source said. He did not specify a timeline planned for a deal to strike. The delivery of AEW&C aircrafts is planned “in the same configuration” as under the agreement in 2003, he said. Meanwhile, the source added that after the A-50 delivery a contract for their maintenance was signed with India, “warplanes pass it successfully with assistance of Russian specialists.” A-50 built on the base of a military transport airplane Ilyushin Il-76MD was brought into service in 1989. AEW&C aircrafts A-50 are used to detect and track air targets and surface vessels, warn automated systems of command posts and to control airplanes in sighting.
    ITAR-TASS: World - India plans to buy 3 radar reconnaissance aircrafts A-50 in Russia
     
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    Hmm What about wide body AEWCS tender

    Seems like fresh order or the Existing something like Refurbished in Israel
     
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    We have been using A-50 and getting three is a welcome move ....

    There was another recent news

    First EMB 145 AEW&C to IAF by Year End : Drdo Chief | idrw.org
    which states one will be handed over to IAF by the year end and remaining by end of 2015...

    good move .....

     
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    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

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    August 19, 2014: The Indian Air Force has deflected claims emerging from senior Russian officials at the three-day Oboronexpo 2014 trade show, which ends today, that India is set to order three more A-50 PHALCON AWACS aircraft from Russia. While the IAF has confirmed that talks are currently on following an offer from the Russians, it has said that no final decision has yet been taken, given that the IAF has been keen on a different aircraft platform for the AWACS role. Reasons being ascribed to the concern chiefly weigh on the low availability rates of the Il-76 platform. The three PHALCON AWACS jets contracted in 2003 are currently operational at Agra. The Indian Air Force has also been promised the first indigenous DRDO-Embraer AEW&C aircraft, followed by two more over the next year, if there are no slippages in the flight test schedule currently on at three locations across the country. The DRDO has also tendered for new aircraft for its revived AWACS programme.
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