India, Russia sign deal on military aircraft production

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  1. nia

    nia Regular Member

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    India and Russia on Thursday agreed to set up a joint venture to manufacture a military transport plane.

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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Finally! I was wondering when are they going to start MRTA production? I mean for the amount they invested in this, I think it should be ready in about 4-5 years. Why 2017 deadline?

    IAF said it wants to buy only 45 of these while An-32s are more than 100 in our inventory. What about the remaining 55? No answers from IAF. This aircraft can be converted for multiple roles from what I see. Even as a water bomber for fire fighting, transporting of NSG to any part of the country, civilian transport etc. MRTA has a lot of potential in following areas:

    1) Airlines especially cargo airlines/modified for passenger travel
    2) special forces specifically
    3) Fire-fighting water bombers.
    4) Corporate transport
    5) Army Aviation

    I think we might not even need international customers if our government utilized this to full potential, it might even earn a lot within India's borders.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Aircraft Production in India

    I believe we need to branch out to more specialised areas in aviation.

    For one, India needs to do the following:
    Have more than one corporation/company building aircraft.
    • Fixed wing and rotary wing crafts should be separated; i.e. companies should specialise in any one of the two areas.
    • Perhaps, engine development can itself be the prerogative of a few companies.
    • We should encourage private players into the aviation industry.
    • This will encourage healthy competition among companies.
    • Private sector should be encouraged into this industry. Private-Public partnership should be used wherever possible.
    We do have HAL and NAL, however, I am not sure there is any significant difference between the two.
     
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    Has there been talk about this project at the current meet cause 2017 seems to be too long. Its good we are getting C-17's.
     
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    Meet the MRTA - The DEW Line . [​IMG]
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    Shiv Aroor at LiveFist has new details showing actual dimensions of the Multi-Role Transport Aircraft, the joint Ilyushin Hindustan cargo project. It is yet another twin-jet powered tactical airlifter, joining an increasingly crowded field already including the Mitsubishi C-2 and the Embraer KC-390. The MRTA, singled-out during the Paris Air Show press conference of Mikhail Pogosyan (president of Ilyushin parent United Aircraft Corporation) as a key long-term project, appears to be slightly smaller than the KC-390 based on these dimensions.
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    *edit* wrong plane.
     

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