PLAAF Offensive Combat readiness against India

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  1. Kunal Biswas

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    IAF strike force ( Pics and details )..

    IAF strike force..

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    IAF strike group may consist

    1. Ground attack team ( Anti-run way, precision attack )

    2. SEAD ( Destruction of airbase`s airdefence AAA, RADAR & SAMs )

    3. Air-Superiority fighters

    4. Stealth




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    Air-Superiority fighters

    SU-30MKI
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    The Su-30MKI was jointly designed by Russia's Sukhoi Corporation and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The MKI's airframe evolved from that of the Sukhoi Su-27 while most of the avionics were developed by India.

    The Su-30MKI is more advanced than the basic Su-30MK, the Chinese Su-30MKK, and the Malaysian Su-30MKM . The aircraft features state of the art avionics developed by Russia, India and Israel which includes display, navigation, targeting and electronic warfare systems.Other key avionics used in the aircraft were sourced from France and South Africa.

    General characteristics


    * Crew: 2
    * Length: 21.935 m (72.97 ft)
    * Wingspan: 14.7 m (48.2 ft)
    * Height: 6.36 m (20.85 ft)
    * Wing area: 62.0 m² (667 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 18,400 kg[62] (40,565 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 24,900 kg (54,895 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 38,800 kg (85,600 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2× Lyulka AL-31FP turbofans with thrust vectoring, 131 kN with afterburner (27,557 lbf) each

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: Mach 2.8
    * Range: 3,000 km (1,620 nmi) at altitude; (1,270 km, 690 nmi near ground level; with no external fuel tanks)
    * Endurance: 3.75 hrs (up to 10 hrs with in-flight refueling)
    * Service ceiling: 17,300 m (56,800 ft)
    * Rate of climb: >230 m/s (>45,275 ft/min)
    * Wing loading: 401 kg/m² (82.3 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: 1.0


    Guns: 1 × GSh-30-1 gun (30 mm caliber, 150 rounds)

    Air to Air Missiles:

    * 10 × R-77 (AA-12) active radar homing medium range AAM, 100 km
    * 10 × Astra missile active radar homing medium range AAM, 120 km
    * 6 × R-27P (AA-10C) semi-active radar guided, long range AAM 130 km
    * 6 × R-27P (AA-10D) Infrared homing extended range version, long range AAM 120 km
    * 2 × R-27R/AA-10A semi-active radar guided, medium range AAM,80 km
    * 2 × R-27T (AA-10B) infrared homing seeker, medium range AAM, 70 km
    * 6 × R-73 (AA-11) short range AAM, 30 km



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    Ground-attack-team

    Ground-attack-team


    SU-30MKI


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    Air to Surface Missiles:

    * 3 × Kh-59ME TV guided standoff Missile, 115 km
    * 6 × Kh-29T/L laser guided missile, 30 km
    * 4 × S-8 rocket pods (80 unguided rockets)
    * 4 × S-13 rocket pods (20 unguided rockets)

    Bombs:

    * 8 × KAB-500L laser guided bombs
    * 8 × FAB-500T dumb bombs
    * 8 × RBK-500 cluster bombs




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    The IAF is reported to have a requirement for 200 single-seat and 20 two-seat conversion trainers, while the Indian Navy may order up to 40 single-seaters to replace its Sea Harrier FRS.51 and Harrier T.60. During its sea level flight trials off Goa, Tejas notched a speed of over 1,350 km per hour, thus becoming the second supersonic fighter manufactured indigenously by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited after the HAL Marut

    General characteristics

    * Crew: 1
    * Length: 13.20 m (43 ft 4 in)
    * Wingspan: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
    * Height: 4.40 m (14 ft 9 in)
    * Wing area: 38.4 m² (413 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 5,680kg (12,522 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 9,500 kg (20,945 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 13,500 kg (31,967 lb)
    * Powerplant: 1× General Electric F404-GE-IN20 turbofan
    o Dry thrust: 53.9 kN (11,250 lbf)
    o Thrust with afterburner: 85 kN (19,000 lbf)
    * Internal fuel capacity: 3000 liters
    * External fuel capacity: 5×800 liter tanks or 3×1,200 liter tanks, totaling 4,000/3,600 liters

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: Mach 1.8 (2,376+ km/h at high altitude) at 15,000 m
    * Range: 3000 km (1,840 mi (without refueling))
    * Service ceiling: 16,500 m (54,000 ft (engine re-igniter safely capable))
    * Wing loading: 221.4 kg/m² (45.35 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: .91

    # Bombs:

    # FAB-500T dumb bombs
    # RBK-500 cluster bombs

    ]Air-to-surface missiles:

    * Kh-59ME TV guided standoff Missile
    * Kh-59MK Laser guided standoff Missile




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    Popeye+Lite+ER

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    Precise strike capability has become critical for modern air warfare. RAFAEL's wide variety of sophisticated solutions enhance the operational capabilities of aircraft with highly accurate guided standoff systems including the Popeye and Have Lite missiles. Popeye is operational with the Israeli Air Force and several foreign air forces with a range of 150km.

    Main features:

    * Standoff ranges - effective against high value land and maritime targets
    * Versatile and cost effective
    * Pinpoint accuracy, lethal efficiency
    * Day, night and adverse weather operation
    * Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) capability
    * Variety of trajectories to meet weather and threat conditions.


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    BetAB-150/-250/-500 Penetration Bombs

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    This family of penetration bombs was developed to give Russian and allied air forces a capability of attacking concrete and hardened structures such as airfield runways, concrete shelters, dams, sluices and other solid objects. Before the 1990s, the only known bombs in this family were the BetAB-150 DS and the BetAB-250. However, in the early 1990s limited details were released on two larger and more up to date bombs designated BetAB-500 and BetAB-500 ShP. The designation letters BetAB stand for betonoboynaya aviatsionnaya bomba meaning 'concrete-piercing aircraft bomb'. The designation numbers refer to the bomb size category, and any further letters signify special applications. The BetAB-500 ShP was primarily developed for cratering airfield runways and is delivered at low level and high speed. It is thought that this bomb is rocket-assisted which could account for the ShP designation. All the bombs are designed to withstand the high g forces encountered by combat manoeuvres of high-speed attack aircraft, and are fitted with standard Russian spaced suspension lugs allowing them to be carried under the wings or fuselage of some aircraft, or in the bomb bays of larger bombers. The bombs are believed to be cleared for carriage on MiG-21 'Fishbed', MiG-27 'Flogger', MiG-29 'Fulcrum', Su-22 'Fitter', Su-24 'Fencer', Su-25 'Frogfoot', Su-27 'Flanker', Tu-95 'Bear', Tu-16 'Badger', Tu-22 'Blinder' and Tu-22M 'Backfire' aircraft of the Russian and allied air forces.


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    Paveway Laser Guided Bomb Kit on a 1000lb bomb

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    The Pavewayâ„¢ family of laser guided bombs has revolutionized tactical air-to-ground warfare by converting "dumb" bombs into precision guided munitions. Paveways made up more than half the air-to-ground precision guided weapons used in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Newer versions of Pavewayâ„¢ include GPS/INS guidance capabilities.


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    Cluster Bomb:



    CBU-97/CBU-105

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    General characteristics
    * Type: Freefall bomb
    * Weight: 927 pounds (420 kg)
    * Name: CBU-97 Sensor Fused Weapon (SFW)
    * Length: 92 inches (234 cm)
    * Diameter: 15.6 inches (40 cm)
    * Dispenser: SW-65 tactical dispenser
    * Bomblets: 10 × BLU-108/B
    * Warhead: Armour Piercing
    * Unit Cost: $360,000 - baseline


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    RBK-500 SPBE-D CLUSTER BOMB


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    RBK-500 SPBE-D CLUSTER BOMB
    Diameter, mm 450
    Length, mm 2,485
    Weight, kg 500
    Number of submunitions 15

    RBK-500U OAB-2.5RT
    Diameter, mm 450
    Length, mm 2,500
    Weight, kg 500
    Number of submunitions 126

    RBK-500U BETAB-M
    Diameter, mm 450
    Length, mm 2,500
    Weight, kg 480
    Number of submunitions 10

    RBK-500U-PTAB
    Diameter, mm 450
    Length, mm 2,500
    Weight, kg 520
    Number of submunitions 352

    RBK-500U OFAB-50UD
    Diameter, mm 450
    Length, mm 2,500
    Weight, kg 520
    Number of bomblets 10


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  3. Tshering22

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    Kunal bhai is there a possibility of using the Mirages as well (until the MRCA arrive) in case of such a conflict or do you expect that MiG-29s and Mirages will be kept as a possible backup incase our Western side decides to get adventurous. One has to consider this scenario very well since even Gen. Singh mentioned it.
     
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    what we need most is assembly facilities to build more fighters every year.
    and i dont think GOI is giving much attention to it.
    the numbers we have are seriously very very low.
    if PLAAF attacks it will surely attack with huge numbers and then all our force will be used in defense and offensive strike will just be a dream..
     
  5. Kunal Biswas

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    SEAD- under Strike force

    SEAD ( Destruction of airbase`s airdefence AAA, RADAR & SAMs ) under Strike force

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    Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) also known as "Wild Weasels" and "Iron Hand" operations in the USA, are military actions to suppress enemy surface-based air defenses (Surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and anti-aircraft artillery (AAA)), primarily in the first hours of an attack.

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    The weapons most often associated with this mission are anti-radiation missiles (ARMs) such as the KH-31P and R-27P. Weapons used for SEAD missions can be anything which damages or destroys a component of an air defense system. A Paveway LGB, for example, is not a SEAD-specific munition but, when used to destroy a radar antenna, it achieves the objective of Suppression of Enemy Air Defense.





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    Possibly the most effective type of unguided ("dumb") weapon used during SEAD strikes are cluster bombs, because many SAM sites are dispersed over a fairly wide area, in order to increase the difficulty of inflicting serious damage on the battery, and the relative "softness" of the targets (missile launchers, exposed radars, etc.).
     
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    EW pods for Fighters

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    Electronic warfare
    Electronic warfare (EW) refers to any action involving the use of the electromagnetic spectrum or directed energy to control the spectrum, attack an enemy, or impede enemy assaults via the spectrum. The purpose of electronic warfare is to deny the opponent the advantage of, and ensure friendly unimpeded access to, the EM spectrum. EW can be applied from air, sea, land, and space by manned and unmanned systems, and can target communication, radar, or other services. EW includes three major subdivisions: Electronic Attack (EA), Electronic Protection (EP), and Electronic warfare Support (ES).




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    Electronic Protection (EP) (previously known as electronic protective measures (EPM) or electronic counter countermeasures (ECCM)) involves actions taken to protect personnel, facilities, and equipment from any effects of friendly or enemy use of the electromagnetic spectrum that degrade, neutralize, or destroy friendly combat capability. Jamming is not part of EP, it is an EA measure.

    The use of flare rejection logic on an IR missile to counter an adversary’s use of flares is EP. While defensive EA actions and EP both protect personnel, facilities, capabilities, and equipment, EP protects from the EFFECTS of EA (friendly and/or adversary). Other examples of EP include spread spectrum technologies, use of Joint Restricted Frequency List (JRFL), emissions control (EMCON), and low observability or "stealth"





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    Electronic support
    Electronic Warfare Support (ES), is the subdivision of EW involving actions tasked by, or under direct control of, an operational commander to search for, intercept, identify, and locate or localize sources of intentional and unintentional radiated electromagnetic (EM) energy for the purpose of immediate threat recognition, targeting, planning, and conduct of future operations.

    An overlapping discipline, signals intelligence (SIGINT) is the related process of analyzing and identifying the intercepted frequencies (e.g. as a mobile phone or RADAR). SIGINT is broken into three categories: ELINT, COMINT, and FISINT.

    Where these activities are under the control of an operational commander and being applied for the purpose of situational awareness, threat recognition, or EM targeting, they also serve the purpose of Electronic Warfare surveillance (ES).



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    Electronic attack
    Electronic attack (EA) or electronic countermeasures (ECM) involves the use of the electromagnetic energy, or anti-radiation weapons to attack personnel, facilities, or equipment with the intent of degrading, neutralizing, or destroying enemy combat capability and is considered a form of fires

    EA operations can be detected by an adversary due to their active transmissions. Many modern EA techniques are considered to be highly classified. Examples of EA include communications jamming, IADS suppression, DE/LASER attack, expendable decoys (e.g., flares and chaff), and counter radio controlled improvised explosive device (C-RCIED) systems.

    In strike force SU-30MKI will be equipped with KNIRTI SAP-518 wingtip jamming pod and other fighter will be using EL/L-8222 self-protection jamming pod, The Pods will make strike force invisible to opponents radar..
     
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    Kunal do you have any satellite pics of PLAAF bases/airfields in Tibet? There appear to be four (?) in the western part of Chengdu MR. If not, a list of such bases will be fine; I can search for the pics by myself.
     
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    IAF CAS-Fighters

    Indian Air-force Close support aircraft..


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    Close air support

    In military tactics, close air support (CAS) is defined as air action by fixed or rotary winged aircraft against hostile targets that are close to friendly forces, and which requires detailed integration of each air mission with fire and movement of these forces.

    The determining factor for CAS is detailed integration, not proximity. CAS may need to be conducted far from friendly forces, if the mission requires detailed integration with the fire and movement of these forces. A closely related subset of air interdiction, battlefield air interdiction denotes interdiction against units with near-term effects on friendly units, but which does not require integration with friendly troop movements. The term "battlefield air interdiction" is not currently used in US joint doctrine.

    Close air support requires excellent coordination with ground forces. In advanced modern militaries, this coordination is typically handled by specialists such as Joint Fires Observers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC)s, and Forward Air Controllers (FAC).








    MiG-27M [Flogger] Bahadur

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    The Mikoyan MiG-27
    (Russian: Микоян МиГ-27) (NATO reporting name "Flogger-D/J") is a ground-attack aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan design bureau in the Soviet Union and later license-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur ("Valiant").This was an export variant of the MiG-27M provided in 1986 to India in knock-down kits for license-assembly. Same as MiG-27M except the undernose fairing for the infra-red search and track (IRST) sensor has a single window instead of several like the one on the original MiG-27M. A total of 130 were assembled by India.

    General characteristics


    * Crew: 1 Pilot only
    * Length: 1,708 cm (56 ft 0 in) [2] ()
    * Wingspan:
    o Spread: 1,397 cm (45 ft 10 in) [2]
    o Swept: 778 cm (25 ft 6 in) [2] ()
    * Height: 500 cm (16 ft 5 in) [2] ()
    * Wing area:
    o Spread: 37.35 m2 (402.0 sq ft) [2]
    o Swept: 34.16 m2 (367.7 sq ft) [2] ()
    * Empty weight: 11,908 kg (26,253 lb) (equipped) [2] ()
    * Loaded weight: 20,300 kg (44,800 lb) [2] ()
    * Max takeoff weight: 20,670 kg (45,570 lb) ()
    * Powerplant: 1× Khatchaturov R-29B-300 afterburning turbojet [2]
    o Dry thrust: 78.5 kN (17,650 lbf) [2] ()
    o Thrust with afterburner: 112.8 kN (25,360 lbf) [2] ()

    Performance


    * Maximum speed:
    o at sea level: Mach 1.10 (1,350 km/h, 839 mph) [2]
    o at 8,000-metre altitude (26,250 ft): Mach 1.77 (1,885 km/h, 1,171 mph) [2]
    * Combat radius: 780 km (480 mi) ()
    o 540 km (290 nmi; 340 mi) (with two Kh-29 ASMs and three drop tanks lo-lo-lo) [2]
    o 225 km (120 nmi; 140 mi) (with two Kh-29 ASMs and no external fuel) [2]
    * Ferry range: 2,500 km (1,550 mi) ()
    * Service ceiling: 14,000 m (46,000 ft) [2] ()
    * Rate of climb: 200 m/s (39,400 ft/min) [2] ()
    * Wing loading: 605 kg/m² (123.4 lb/ft²) ()
    * Thrust/weight: 0.62

    Armament

    * Guns:
    o 1 × GSh-6-30 30 mm cannon with 260-300 rounds [2]
    o installed gun pods for (optional) SPPU-22 and SPPU-6
    * Hardpoints: One centerline, four fuselage, and two wing glove pylons with a capacity of 4,000 kg (8,800 lb) [2]
    * Missiles: preinstalled rocket pods for various (optional) laser, TV and electro-optically guided ASMs and PGMs [2]
    * Bombs: general-purpose bombs (optional)









    SEPECAT Jaguar
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    The SEPECAT Jaguar
    Is a short take-off and landing (STOL) jet ground attack aircraft still in service with several export customers, notably the Indian Air Force and the Royal Air Force of Oman..

    General characteristics

    * Crew: One
    * Length: 16.83 m (55 ft 3 in)
    * Wingspan: 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in)
    * Height: 4.92 m (16 ft 1 in)
    * Wing area: 24 m² (258 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 7,000 kg (15,400 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 11,000 kg (24,250 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 15,700 kg (34,600 lb)
    * Powerplant: 2× Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour Mk 102 turbofans, 32.5 kN (7,305 lbf) each


    Performance


    * Maximum speed: 1,593 km/h, 1055 mph (Mach 1.6)
    * Range: 535 km (335 mi)
    * Ferry range: 3,525 km (2,190 mi)
    * Service ceiling: 14,000 m (46,000 ft)
    * Thrust/weight: 0.60

    Armament


    * Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) ADEN cannons or DEFA cannons, 150 rounds/gun
    * Hardpoints: 5 total: 4× under-wing and 1× center-line pylon stations with a capacity of 10,000 lb (4,500 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of:
    o Rockets: 8× Matra rocket pods with 18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each
    o Missiles: Anglo-French AS-37 Martel missiles
    o Bombs: various
    o Other: AN/ALQ-101 ECM protection pod (found only on RAF's Jaguar GR.3/3A),[15] Joint Reconnaissance Pod, external drop tanks for extended range/loitering time
    * Missiles: 2× AIM-9 Sidewinders or Matra R550 Magics on overwing pylons (Jaguar International and RAF Jaguars only)






    Dassault Mirage 2000
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    Mirage 2000
    India has acquired a total of 51 Mirages, which include 41 single-seater Mirage 2000Hs and 10 two-seater Mirage 2000TH trainers. The Indian Air Force named the Mirage 2000 Vajra (Thunderbolt). India also purchased appropriate stores along with the fighters, including ATLIS II pods and laser-guided weapons.

    Since India wanted the fighter quickly, the first part of an initial batch of 26 single-seaters and 4 two-seaters was shipped to the Indian Air Force (IAF) beginning in 1985 with the older M53-5 engines. These aircraft were given the designations of Mirage 2000H5 and Mirage 2000TH5. The second part of this initial batch consisted of 10 more single-seaters with the M53-P2 engine, with these aircraft designated Mirage 2000H. All the first batch was reengined with the M53-P2, with the single-seaters re-designated "Mirage 2000H" and the two-seaters re-designated Mirage 2000TH. A second batch of six Mirage 2000H single-seaters and three Mirage 2000TH two-seaters was shipped in 1987-1988.

    In 2004, the Indian government approved purchase of ten more Mirage 2000Hs, with these machines featuring improved avionics, particularly an upgraded RDM-7 radar. The Mirage 2000-5 was a contender for a planned Indian Air Force 126 fighter aircraft procurement in which it was competing with the Mikoyan MiG-35, F-16 Fighting Falcon and JAS 39 Gripen. However, Dassault announced it had replaced the Mirage 2000 with the Rafale as the contender for the deal since the Mirage 2000 production line was to be closed.

    India has announced a $1.9 billion program to arm 51 of its Mirage 2000 aircraft with the MBDA AIM-132 ASRAAM dogfighting missile beginning in 2007. Installation will require new radar, electronic warfare equipment, and updates to the cockpit and data bus. Pilot helmets will require addition of a helmet-mounted sight. These will be the first Mirage aircraft to carry the British missile and Dassault, Thales, and MBDA are to participate in the effort.[16]

    In March 2010, India and France finalized the long delayed deal to upgrade all of India's Mirage-2000H to Mirage-2000-5 Mk 2 variant with new radar systems, a new weapon suite, missiles, electronic warfare system etc.[17] French claim that the combat-proven aircraft will be upgraded to next-generation fighter level.[17]

    The first four to six Mirages will be upgraded in France, with the rest 50 or so being upgraded in India by Hindustan Aeronautics under transfer of technology.

    Under the upgrade, the entire airframe will be stripped down to be re-wired and re-equipped with new avionics, mission computers, glass cockpits, helmet-mounted displays, electronic warfare suites and of course weapon systems to extend and enhance the operational life of the multi-role fighters by around 20 years.

    General characteristics

    * Crew: 1
    * Length: 14.36 m (47 ft 1 in)
    * Wingspan: 9.13 m (29 ft)
    * Height: 5.20 m (17 ft)
    * Wing area: 41 m² (441.3 ft²)
    * Empty weight: 7,500 kg (16,350 lb)
    * Loaded weight: 13,800 kg (30,420 lb)
    * Max takeoff weight: 17,000 kg (37,500 lb)
    * Powerplant: 1× SNECMA M53-P2 afterburning turbofan
    o Dry thrust: 64.3 kN (14,500 lbf)
    o Thrust with afterburner: 95.1 kN (21,400 lbf)



    Performance

    * Maximum speed: Mach 2.2 (2,333+ km/h, 1,450+ mph) at high altitude/ 1,110 km/h (690 mph) at low altitude
    * Range: 1,550 km (837 nmi, 963 mi) with drop tanks
    * Ferry range: 3,335 km (1,800 nmi, 2,073 mi) with auxiliary fuel
    * Service ceiling: 17,060 m (59,000 ft)
    * Rate of climb: 285 m/s (56,000 ft/min)
    * Wing loading: 337 kg/m² (69 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: 0.91


    Armament

    * Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA 554 revolver cannon, 125 rounds per gun
    * Hardpoints: 9 total (4× under-wing, 5× under-fuselage) with a capacity of 6,300 kg (13,900 lb) external fuel and ordnance
    * Rockets: Matra 68 mm unguided rocket pods, 18 rockets per pod
    * Missiles:
    o Air-to-air missiles:
    + 6× MBDA MICA IR/RF
    + 2× Matra R550 Magic-II and 2× Matra Super 530D
    o Air-to-surface missiles:
    + 2× AM.39 Exocet
    + 2× AS-30L laser guided missile
    + 1× ASMP tactical nuclear cruise missile
    * Bombs: 9× Mk.82

    Avionics
    * Thomson-CSF RDY (Radar Doppler Multi-target) radar
     
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    ^^Thanks for the pics, but I don't see any military a/c on them??
     
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    I.A.F SEAD-AIRCRAFTS

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    Mig-27ML is workhorse of IAF ground attack fleet, Recent upgrade gave it anti-radiation and Missile strike capability, MIG-27 can fire KH-29 and KH-31P anti-radiation missile, the aircraft also updated with new ECM suit and can use cluster bomb and LGB..


    General characteristics
    * Crew: 1 Pilot only
    * Length: 1,708 cm (56 ft 0 in) [2] ()
    * Wingspan:
    o Spread: 1,397 cm (45 ft 10 in) [2]
    o Swept: 778 cm (25 ft 6 in) [2] ()
    * Height: 500 cm (16 ft 5 in) [2] ()
    * Wing area:
    o Spread: 37.35 m2 (402.0 sq ft) [2]
    o Swept: 34.16 m2 (367.7 sq ft) [2] ()
    * Empty weight: 11,908 kg (26,253 lb) (equipped) [2] ()
    * Loaded weight: 20,300 kg (44,800 lb) [2] ()
    * Max takeoff weight: 20,670 kg (45,570 lb) ()
    * Powerplant: 1× Khatchaturov R-29B-300 afterburning turbojet [2]
    o Dry thrust: 78.5 kN (17,650 lbf) [2] ()
    o Thrust with afterburner: 112.8 kN (25,360 lbf) [2] ()

    Performance
    * Maximum speed:
    o at sea level: Mach 1.10 (1,350 km/h, 839 mph) [2]
    o at 8,000-metre altitude (26,250 ft): Mach 1.77 (1,885 km/h, 1,171 mph) [2]
    * Combat radius: 780 km (480 mi) ()
    o 540 km (290 nmi; 340 mi) (with two Kh-29 ASMs and three drop tanks lo-lo-lo) [2]
    o 225 km (120 nmi; 140 mi) (with two Kh-29 ASMs and no external fuel) [2]
    * Ferry range: 2,500 km (1,550 mi) ()
    * Service ceiling: 14,000 m (46,000 ft) [2] ()
    * Rate of climb: 200 m/s (39,400 ft/min) [2] ()
    * Wing loading: 605 kg/m² (123.4 lb/ft²) ()
    * Thrust/weight: 0.62

    Armament
    * Guns:
    o 1 × GSh-6-30 30 mm cannon with 260-300 rounds [2]
    * Hardpoints: One centerline, four fuselage, and two wing glove pylons with a capacity of 4,000 kg (8,800 lb)
    * Missiles: preinstalled rocket pods for various (optional) laser, TV and electro-optically guided ASMs and PGMs
    * Bombs: general-purpose bombs (optional)



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    The Molniya Kh-29 / AS-14 Kedge is a Russian supersonic equivalent to the French AS.30 and US AGM-65 Maverick, and is primarily intended for interdiction and close air support, and maritime strike roles. An APU-58 or AKU-58 launcher is used, on the Su-27/30 Flanker (up to 6 rounds), the MiG-27 Flogger (2 rounds), Su-17/22 Fitter (2 rounds) and Su-24M Fencer (3 round). Multiple variants exist.

    The Kh-28L (Izdeliye 63 or AS-14A) is a semi-active laser homing variant used in the manner of the AS.30L, with a 24N1 seeker. The Kh-29T (Izdeliye 64 or AS-14B) is an electro-optical variant with a TV datalink and command uplink, using the APK-9 Tekon pod. The Kh-29TE is an enhanced variant. The Kh-29D is another EO variant, equipped with a thermal imaging seeker.

    Launch weight for most variants is around 1,500 lb, with a 700 lb warhead being used most often. Range is usually cited at 16 nautical miles for a high altitude launch.

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    KH-31P


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    Kh-31P - passive seeker head for use as an anti-radiation missile. Stays at high altitude throughout its flight, allowing higher speeds and increasing range to 110 km (60 nmi; 70 mi). The seeker has three interchangeable modules to cover different radar frequency bands, but they can only be changed at the factory.

    http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Regional-PGM.html#mozTocId962991
     
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  11. shuvo@y2k10

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    apart from all the above what we need most right now is an inventory of 500+agni 3,agni2,agni5 and 1000+ bhramos,nirbhoy,lrcm etc.
     
  12. Kunal Biswas

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    Air-supremacy Aircrafts

    Air-supremacy Aircrafts.

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    SU-30MKI
    Is a heavy fighter of IAF and call also a mini AWACS, In event of war Su-30mki is middle of any air-defense role..

    Performance

    * Maximum speed: Mach 1.9 (2,120 km/h, 1,317 mph)
    * Range: 3,000 km (1,620 nmi) at altitude; (1,270 km, 690 nmi near ground level; with no external fuel tanks)
    * Endurance: 3.75 hrs (up to 10 hrs with in-flight refueling)
    * Service ceiling: 17,300 m (56,800 ft)
    * Rate of climb: >230 m/s (>45,275 ft/min)
    * Wing loading: 401 kg/m² (82.3 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: 1.0

    Armament
    * Guns: 1 × GSh-30-1 gun (30 mm caliber, 150 rounds)

    Air to Air Missiles:
    * 10 × R-77 (AA-12) active radar homing medium range AAM, 100 km
    * 10 × Astra missile active radar homing medium range AAM, 120 km
    * 2 × R-27R/AA-10A semi-active radar guided, medium range AAM,80 km
    * 2 × R-27T (AA-10B) infrared homing seeker, medium range AAM, 70 km
    * 6 × R-73 (AA-11) short range AAM, 30 km











    MIG-29
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    The MiG-29’s good operational record prompted India to sign a deal with Russia in 2005—2006 to upgrade all of its MiG-29s for US$888 million. Under the deal, the Indian MiGs were modified to be capable of deploying the R-77RVV-AE (AA-12 'Adder') air-to-air missile, also known as the Amraamski. The missiles had been successfully tested in October 1998 and were integrated into IAF's MiG-29s. IAF has also awarded the MiG Corporation another US$900 million contract to upgrade all of its 69 operational MiG-29s. These upgrades will include a new avionics fit, with the N-109 radar being replaced by a Phazatron Zhuk-M radar. The aircraft is also being equipped to enhance beyond-visual-range combat ability and for air-to-air refuelling to increase endurance.[28] In 2007, Russia also gave India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) a licence to manufacture 120 RD-33 series 3 turbojet engines for the upgrade.[29] The upgrade will also include a new weapon control system, cockpit ergonomics, air-to-air missiles, high-accuracy air-to-ground missiles and "smart" aerial bombs. The first six MiG-29s will be upgraded in Russia while the remaining 63 MiGs will be upgraded at the HAL facility in India. India also awarded a multi-million dollar contract to Israel Aircraft Industries to provide avionics and subsystems for the upgrade.[30]

    In March 2009, the Indian Air Force expressed concern after 90 MiG-29s were grounded in Russia. After carrying out an extensive inspection, the IAF cleared all MiG-29s in its fleet in March 2009. In a disclosure in Parliament, Defence Minister A. K. Antony said the MiG-29 is structurally flawed in that it has a tendency to develop cracks due to corrosion in the tail fin. Russia has shared this finding with India, which emerged after the crash of a Russian Air Force MiG-29 in December 2008. "A repair scheme and preventive measures are in place and IAF has not encountered major problems concerning the issue," Antony said. Despite concerns of Russia's grounding, India sent the first six of its 78 MiG-29s to Russia for upgrades in 2008. The upgrade program will fit the MiGs with a phased array radar (PESA) and in-flight re-fuelling capability. In January 2010, India and Russia signed a US$1.2 billion deal under which the Indian Navy would acquire 29 additional MiG-29Ks, bringing the total number of MiG-29Ks on order to 45.The MiG-29K entered service with the Indian Navy on 19 February 2010 The upgrade of all IAF MiG-29 "Baaz" to latest MiG-29SMT standard is in process, which will include latest avionics, Zhuk-ME Radar, engine, weapon control systems etc., enhancing multi-role capabilities by many-fold

    Performance
    * Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h, 1,490 mph) At low altitude: Mach 1.25 (1,500 km/h, 930 mph)
    * Range: 1,430 km (772 nmi, 888 mi) with maximum internal fuel[114]
    * Ferry range: 2,100 km (1,800 mi) with 1 drop tank
    * Service ceiling: 18,013 m (59,100 ft)
    * Rate of climb: initial 330 m/s average 109 m/s 0-6000 m[115] (65,000 ft/min)
    * Wing loading: 442 kg/m² (90.5 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: 1.01

    Armament

    * 1 x 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds
    *7 Hard points: 6 x pylons under-wing, 1 x under fuselage
    *7 × R-77 (AA-12) active radar homing medium range AAM, 100 km
    *7 × Astra missile active radar homing medium range AAM, 120 km
    *7 × R-27P (AA-10C) semi-active radar guided, long range AAM 130 km
    *7 × R-27P (AA-10D) Infrared homing extended range version, long range AAM 120 km
    *7 × R-27R/AA-10A semi-active radar guided, medium range AAM,80 km
    *7 × R-27T (AA-10B) infrared homing seeker, medium range AAM, 70 km
    *7 × R-73 (AA-11) short range AAM, 30 km











    Mirage 2000H ( 2005 )
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    In March 2010, India and France finalized the long delayed deal to upgrade all of India's Mirage-2000H to Mirage-2000-5 Mk 2 variant with new radar systems, a new weapon suite, missiles, electronic warfare system etc.French claim that the combat-proven aircraft will be upgraded to next-generation fighter level.

    The first four to six Mirages will be upgraded in France, with the rest 50 or so being upgraded in India by Hindustan Aeronautics under transfer of technology.

    Under the upgrade, the entire airframe will be stripped down to be re-wired and re-equipped with new avionics, mission computers, glass cockpits, helmet-mounted displays, electronic warfare suites and of course weapon systems to extend and enhance the operational life of the multi-role fighters by around 20 years.

    Performance
    * Maximum speed: Mach 2.2 (2,333+ km/h, 1,450+ mph) at high altitude/ 1,110 km/h (690 mph) at low altitude
    * Range: 1,550 km (837 nmi, 963 mi) with drop tanks
    * Ferry range: 3,335 km (1,800 nmi, 2,073 mi) with auxiliary fuel
    * Service ceiling: 17,060 m (59,000 ft)
    * Rate of climb: 285 m/s (56,000 ft/min)
    * Wing loading: 337 kg/m² (69 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: 0.91

    Armament
    * Guns: 2× 30 mm (1.18 in) DEFA 554 revolver cannon, 125 rounds per gun
    * Hardpoints: 9 total (4× under-wing, 5× under-fuselage) with a capacity of 6,300 kg (13,900 lb) external fuel and ordnance
    * Rockets: Matra 68 mm unguided rocket pods, 18 rockets per pod
    * Missiles:
    o Air-to-air missiles:
    + 6× MBDA MICA IR/RF
    + 2× Matra R550 Magic-II and 2× Matra Super 530D













    MIG-21 BISON
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    The MiG-21 Bison is the most advanced variant with further improved avionics incl MFDs, HOTAS, RWRs and BVR R-77 Capability. The Bison was built upon the MiG-21 Bis variant..

    Performance
    * Maximum speed: 2,350 km/h (1,468 mph)
    * Maximum speed: Mach 1.9
    * Range: (internal fuel) 1,210 km (751 miles)
    * Service ceiling: 17,800 m (58,400 ft)
    * Rate of climb: 225 m/s (44,280 ft/min)

    Armament
    * 1x internal 23 mm GSh-23 cannon, plus
    * 2x R-27R1/ R-27T
    * 4x Vympel R-77
    * 4x R-60M
    * 4X R-73E AAM or













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    The Tejas is single-engined multirole fighter which features a tailless, compound delta-wing planform and is designed with "relaxed static stability" for enhanced maneuverability. Originally intended to serve as an air superiority aircraft with a secondary "dumb bomb" ground-attack role, the flexibility of this design approach has permitted a variety of guided air-to-surface and anti-shipping weapons to be integrated for more well-rounded multirole and multimission capabilities.The IAF is reported to have a requirement for 200 single-seat and 20 two-seat conversion trainers..

    Performance
    * Maximum speed: Mach 1.8 (2,376+ km/h at high altitude) at 15,000 m
    * Range: 3000 km (1,840 mi (without refueling))
    * Service ceiling: 16,500 m (54,000 ft (engine re-igniter safely capable))
    * Wing loading: 221.4 kg/m² (45.35 lb/ft²)
    * Thrust/weight: .91

    Armament
    * Guns: 1× mounted 23 mm twin-barrel GSh-23 cannon with 220 rounds of ammunition.
    * Hardpoints: 8 total: 1× beneath the port-side intake trunk, 6× under-wing, and 1× under-fuselage with a capacity of >4000 kg external fuel and ordnance


    * Air-to-air missiles:
    o Python 5
    o Derby
    o Astra BVRAAM
    o Vympel R-77 (NATO reporting name: AA-12 Adder)
    o Vympel R-73 (NATO reporting name: AA-11 Archer)
     
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    But I'm sure that Chinese would definitely create several air defense layers to defend their strike fighters. They know very well that where we can attack. Long range cruise missile can do this but can't match the effectiveness of air attack.
     
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    would this strategy be effective it seems to be a crude human wave strategy for the sky??
     
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    And if they plan to keep their fighters far from IAF's reach then their strike capability would also be limited to NE region specially in arunanchal pradesh. So if they want to attack deep inside india, then they'll have to come in our range. We will have to soften their air defense layer first and then we can launch our operation.
     
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    The terrain is not suitable for SAM deployment, If u look at google earth their are hardly any flat terrain, Only river beds and Cities provides sutable SAM and deployment..

    Tibet region is worst case of PLA & PLAAF Air-defense..

    Road infrastructures is very poor, Only few main roads connecting main cities, Rail network is limited, mountains everywhere..

    Few Airbases and Airports..

    Perfect for IAF strike fighters..

    PLAAF Mid-air refulers are major tool in Air campaign inside India and in Tibet region..

    And yes, they cannot attack that easily into our terrortary coz of massive SAM & AAA deployments..

    The WAR depends who attack first, IAF have a edge in this..
     
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    S-300 is the only long range air defense missile but don't forget that they have already developed various air defense missiles indigenously which will create their second thin layer of air defense. We will have to use our long range ASMs for this purpose to reduce risk of get shot.
     
  18. LETHALFORCE

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    we have more than enough SAMS to do it and with good coordination with AWACS most of these planes will not be flying back.
     
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    this is nice over their territory but once they are deeper in our territory it will be useless, their indigenous technology is unknown but if they are still buying s-300's then it is probably junk
     
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    In this case chinese would base at least some squadron of air superiority fighters, so our first phase can be intense dog fights. Our first wave of attack must be with air superiority aircrafts to counter chinese air superiority aircrafts and then next wave of ground attack aircrafts.
     

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