Indian Air Force's C-130J lands at DBO at 16700 ft

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    New world record for C 130 J transport aircraft. Indian Air Force lands C 130 J at Daulat Beg Oldie, altitude of 16,700 feet.


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  3. Neil

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    IAF Statement: In a significant capability demonstration move by the IAF, a C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft landed at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO), the highest airstrip in the world at 0654 hrs today. The Commanding Officer Group Captain Tejbir Singh and the crew of the "Veiled Vipers" along with senior officer of Air Headquarters touched down on the DBO airstrip located at 16614 feet (5065 meters) in the Aksai Chin area after taking off from their home base at Hindon.

    DBO is an important Army forward area post which links the ancient silk route to china. This base was built during the Indo-China conflict in 1962 and came into prominence when Packet aircraft of the IAF operated from DBO between 1962 and 1965. Once again this strategic base in the Northern Himalayas gained importance when it was resurrected and reactivated by the IAF along with the Indian Army and made operational when a twin engine AN 32 aircraft from Chandigarh landed there after a gap of 43 years.

    Considering the very limited load carrying capability of AN 32 and helicopters, a decision was taken by the IAF to land the C130J-30 aircraft which is capable of lifting upto 20 tonnes of load. With this enhanced airlift capability the IAF will now be in a better position to meet the requirements of our land forces who are heavily dependent on the air bridge for sustainence in these higher and inhospitable areas.

    The tactical airlift aircraft of the special operations squadron the "Veiled Vipers" which is capable of undertaking quick deployment of forces in all weather conditions, including airdrops and landings on unprepared or semi prepared surfaces created history today by landing at this altitude and hostile terrain conditions. This achievement qualifies for the world record for the highest landing by an aircraft of this class. Incidentally, this was the same aircraft and crew that operated at Dharasu during "Op Rahat" for the Uttarakhand flood relief.

    Today's achievement will enable the forces to exploit the inherent advanced capabilities of the aircraft by increased capability to induct troops, improve communication network and also serve as a great morale booster for maintenance of troops positioned there. It is also a projection of the fact that the IAF is capable of operating in such inhospitable terrain in support of the Indian Army.


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  4. Neil

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    IAF Statement: In a significant capability demonstration move by the IAF, a C 130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft landed at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO), the highest airstrip in the world at 0654 hrs today. The Commanding Officer Group Captain Tejbir Singh and the crew of the "Veiled Vipers" along with senior officer of Air Headquarters touched down on the DBO airstrip located at 16614 feet (5065 meters) in the Aksai Chin area after taking off from their home base at Hindon.

    DBO is an important Army forward area post which links the ancient silk route to china. This base was built during the Indo-China conflict in 1962 and came into prominence when Packet aircraft of the IAF operated from DBO between 1962 and 1965. Once again this strategic base in the Northern Himalayas gained importance when it was resurrected and reactivated by the IAF along with the Indian Army and made operational when a twin engine AN 32 aircraft from Chandigarh landed there after a gap of 43 years.

    Considering the very limited load carrying capability of AN 32 and helicopters, a decision was taken by the IAF to land the C130J-30 aircraft which is capable of lifting upto 20 tonnes of load. With this enhanced airlift capability the IAF will now be in a better position to meet the requirements of our land forces who are heavily dependent on the air bridge for sustainence in these higher and inhospitable areas.

    The tactical airlift aircraft of the special operations squadron the "Veiled Vipers" which is capable of undertaking quick deployment of forces in all weather conditions, including airdrops and landings on unprepared or semi prepared surfaces created history today by landing at this altitude and hostile terrain conditions. This achievement qualifies for the world record for the highest landing by an aircraft of this class. Incidentally, this was the same aircraft and crew that operated at Dharasu during "Op Rahat" for the Uttarakhand flood relief.

    Today's achievement will enable the forces to exploit the inherent advanced capabilities of the aircraft by increased capability to induct troops, improve communication network and also serve as a great morale booster for maintenance of troops positioned there. It is also a projection of the fact that the IAF is capable of operating in such inhospitable terrain in support of the Indian Army.


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    India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules aircraft to Ladakh

    NEW DELHI: Flexing its muscles in eastern Ladakh, where the Indian and Chinese armies have had face-offs in recent months, IAF on Tuesday morning landed a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at the Daulat Beg Oldi airstrip close to the Line of Actual Control.

    "The commanding officer Group Captain Tejbir Singh and the crew of the "Veiled Vipers" squadron, along with senior officers of Air Headquarters, touched down on the DBO airstrip, located at 16614 feet (5065 meters), in the Aksai Chin area after taking off from their home base at Hindon," said an officer.

    DBO is an important Army forward area post which links the ancient silk route to China. This base was built during the India-China conflict in 1962 and came into prominence when Packet aircraft of the IAF operated from DBO between 1962 and 1965.

    "Once again this strategic base in the Northern Himalayas gained importance when it was resurrected and reactivated by the IAF along with the Indian Army and made operational when a twin engine AN-32 aircraft from Chandigarh landed there after a gap of 43 years," he said.

    Considering the very limited load carrying capability of AN-32 and helicopters, a decision was taken by the IAF to land the C-130J, which is capable of lifting up to 20 tonnes of load. "With this enhanced airlift capability, the IAF will now be in a better position to meet the requirements of our land forces who are heavily dependent on the air bridge for sustanence in these higher and inhospitable areas," said the officer.

    IAF said Tuesday's achievement will enable the forces to exploit the inherent advanced capabilities of the aircraft by increased capability to induct troops, improve communication network and also serve as a great morale booster for maintenance of troops positioned there. "It is also a projection of the fact that the IAF is capable of operating in such inhospitable terrain in support of the Indian Army," he said.

    India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules aircraft to Ladakh - The Times of India
     
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    Re: India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules aircraft to Ladakh

    I feel the DBO airstrip is too close to border.....It may be useful to replenish stocks during the tensed period before war, but may not be useful during a war.
     
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    Re: India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules aircraft to Ladakh

    Just saw in news....so why it came up now and why didnt few months ago??? Why was govt sleeeeeeping??

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    General characteristics

    Crew: 5 (two pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmaster)
    Capacity: **C-130E/H/J cargo hold: length, 40 feet (12.31 meters); width, 119 inches (3.12 meters); height, 9 feet (2.74 meters). Rear ramp: length, 123 inches (3.12 meters); width, 119 inches (3.02 meters)
    C-130J-30 cargo hold: length, 55 feet (16.9 meters); width, 119 inches (3.12 meters); height, 9 feet (2.74 meters). Rear ramp: length, 123 inches (3.12 meters); width, 119 inches (3.02 meters)
    92 passengers or
    64 airborne troops or
    74 litter patients with 2 medical personnel or
    6 pallets or
    2–3 Humvees or
    2 M113 armored personnel carriers
    Payload: 45,000 lb (20,000 kg)
    Length: 97 ft 9 in (29.8 m)
    Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.4 m)
    Height: 38 ft 3 in (11.6 m)
    Wing area: 1,745 ft² (162.1 m²)
    Empty weight: 75,800 lb (34,400 kg)
    Useful load: 72,000 lb (33,000 kg)
    Max. takeoff weight: 155,000 lb (70,300 kg)
    Powerplant: 4 × Allison T56-A-15 turboprops, 4,590 shp (3,430 kW) each

    Performance

    Maximum speed: 320 knots (366 mph, 592 km/h) at 20,000 ft (6,060 m)
    Cruise speed: 292 kn (336 mph, 540 km/h)
    Range: 2,050 nmi (2,360 mi, 3,800 km)
    Service ceiling: 33,000 ft (10,060 m) empty;[59] 23,000 ft (7,077 m) with 42,000 pounds (19,090 kilograms) payload ()
    Rate of climb: 1,830 ft/min (9.3 m/s)
    Takeoff distance: 3,586 ft (1,093 m) at 155,000 lb (70,300 kg) max gross weight;[58] 1,400 ft (427 m) at 80,000 lb (36,300 kg) gross weight[60]
     
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    Thread reopened.
     
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    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-air-force-super-hercules-c-103j-landing-daulat-beg-oldie-ladakh-china/1/300410.html]
     
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    Next...C-17 landing....
     
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    lets wait for C17 My friend its capacity is 4 times the capacity of C 130j and it will quadruple the build up speed


     
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    @mods

    the article mentions that the base is in aksai chin area which we do not recognize.plz change that word

    next time people please observe for such mistakes while posting

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    how many fighter aircraft can this base hanger?
     
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    This is an ALG, not an Air Base. There are no hangers AFAIK. Only meant for Transport aircrafts, not fighters.

     
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    Are you talking about the post by Neil?

    The base is indeed in Aksai Chin. Is it that we do not recognize Aksai Chin, or we do not recognize Aksai Chin as part of PRC?
     
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    India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules to Ladakh -a bold move?

    Ref: India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules aircraft to Ladakh - The Times of India

    Is it a bold move ?
     
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    Re: India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules to Ladakh -a bold m

    My bad, didnt notice that. Thanks for merging.
     
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    C 17 landing will be the icing to the cake!
     
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    why indian media is so anti china???

    they were all showing that this is an right answer to the chinese incursion and it's good india is flexing it's muscles.
    then came the bharat verma and party who stated that china and pakistan will attack us in 2016 :gangnam:
     
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    its ladakh only
     
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    'Aksai Chin' has been used by GoI since the early 50s. Nothing wrong with the term.
     
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    Re: India flexes its muscles, sends Super Hercules aircraft to Ladakh

    DBO is meant for close logistics support by transport aircraft in times of war.

    Looking at China's audacity in Arunachal, I feel that we will need at least a dozen more DBOs in each of the Himalayan state in case of war. We need infrastructure to resupply troops.
     

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