Your Dream IAF composition 2025 !

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  1. Singh

    Singh Phat Cat Administrator

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    As the title suggests: What would be your dream composition of IAF in the year 2025 ?
     
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  3. Pulkit

    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    by 2025 it should be:

    270+ Su 30 MKI
    36 Rafale
    ~50 Mirage
    100 SEPECAT Jaguar
    ~60 Mig 29
    80+ Tejas Mk1
    100+ Tejas MK2(More in production)
    90+ FGFA
    30+ Apache
    70+ Antonov An-32 Cline
    15 C-17 Globemaster
    11 C-130J Super Hercules
    6 Boeing 737
    60+ Dornier Do 228
    8+ Beriev A-50 Phalcon
    10+ EMB-145 AEWCS
    50+ HAL Rudra
    80+ HAL Light Combat Helicopter
    20+ Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    100+ HAL Dhruv


    Then AMCA about to enter production , Tejas MK2 and FGFA in production.

    Not sure which transport aircrafts will be added and how many.

    If I miss any please let me know.
     
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    You have missed out very crucial mid air refuelers
     
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    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    we are operating 7 Ilyushin Il-78 as of now not sure which one are we planning or how long are we planning to use them....
     
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    • >320+ Su-30MKI with 20% undergoing upgrades
    • At least 96 Dasault Rafale inducted, orders placed for another 96~128
    • At least 112 Tejas MK2 manufactured
    • Tejas MK1 fleet converted as trainers and given to the various IAF flight and air-warfare academies (Yelahanka, Dundigul, Hakimpet, etc.), to augment the 90 HAWKs
    • 54 MiG-29, either undergoing upgrades, or being modified to MiG-29K, and transferred to the Navy for IAC-1. They're going to squeeze another decade out of Viraat just for the heck of operating >2 ACs (IOR psy-ops), which means the Navy will need aircraft.
    • 48 Mirage-2000-5 MK2
    • At least 96 Jaguars
    • 8~16 5th gen aircraft
    • 12~16 Su-34 bomber-config, in case we start bombing Paki ground targets in the wake of a 26/11-esque incident. It never hurts to have an agile supersonic-capable bomber.
    • 12~16 big ground-attack jets such as the A10. US is decommissioning its A10 "Warthog" fleet, and if we could land ourselves a sweet refurbish-purchase deal, it could be awesome
    • 16~24 C17-Globemasters
    • 12~16 C130J
    • 9~12 large (Phalcon) AWACS aircraft
    • 12~16 mid-air refuellers, start retrofitting the Il-78 fleet
    • 90~110 LCH
    • 90 AH-64D
    • 120 Mi-17
    • 200-ish Dhruv
    • 32 CH-47
    • 150 Chetak
     
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    i have reservations on both availabilty
     
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    You have listed out approx number of aircrafts IAF would actually have in 2025. The title of the thread is "Dream Composition".

    My choice would be (excluding those which IAF could not have for any reason):

    1) LCA Tejas Mk2 => 40 squadrons or 800+
    2) Su 30 MKI upgraded to Super Sukhoi => 20 squadrons or 400+
    3) FGFA => 10 squadrons or 200+
    4) LCA Tejas Mk1 (as Lead-In Fighter Trainer) => 5 squadrons or 100+
    5) AWACS, AEWCS, Mid-Air Refuelers => As necessary for Operation
    6) Helicopters (LCH, Rudra, Dhruv, Apache, Chinook, Mi-28 etc) => 400+ or even more as required
    7) UCAV (AURA, Rustom 2 or any other Skat/Neuron types) => 50 squadrons or 1000+
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    3000 F-22s

    1000 Su-34s

    1000 Apaches Longbows

    100 C-17 Globemasters

    500 C-130J Super Hercules

    100 AWACS

    500 Chinooks

    500 Light Helicopters

    Latest versions for all the above or next in the series!!

    The above list is more than anyone to take on!!
     
  10. Pulkit

    Pulkit Satyameva Jayate "Truth Alone Triumphs" Senior Member

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    Now thats what we will call a DREAM.
    But i will be saying it is a little not possible.

    FGFA 200+ Tejas MK2 800+ is unreasonable even with multiple assembly lines.

    Rest U have same composition as i have
    I will request you to dream big but realistic.
     
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    People are talking abt buying more C-130J-30 but nobody is seems to consider the UAC/HAL Il-214.:why:
     
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    IF you are really saying DREAM and money is no option..
    200 B-2
    300 F-22
    300 PAKFA
    And 200 odd X-47 just in case.

    My list about warplanes is Done
     
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    210 SU 30 MKIs

    126 Rafales

    60 Super MKIs

    12 Tu 22 M Bombers

    120 LCAs

    60 Mig 29ks
     
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    With the Rafale dream BROKEN ; what is the point in dreaming

    I am reminded of couple of lines from a HIndi song

    Yeh to Sikandar ne bhi nahin tha socha

    Aane se pehle khushi laut jaayegi
     
  15. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    400 Su 30 MKI's including super sukhois and sukhois configured with Brahmos missiles

    150 Rafales

    300 LCA mark 1 and mark 2

    200 AMCA's

    200 PAK FA/FGFA

    100 mig 29's

    Drones:

    20 global Hawks

    60 predators

    Awacs:

    30 Phalcon or similar kind of Awacs

    30 DRDO awacs

    air to air refuellers: 30

    Helicopters:

    100 Apaches

    300 HAL LCH

    500 ALH

    500 Mi 8 or similar kind for troop transport



    Naval:

    100 Naval mig 29's

    300 Naval AMCA's

    50 sea hawk helicopters

    20 ka 31

    25 p 8i neptune

    Troop transport:

    30 c 17's

    40 C130 's

    10 Chinooks

    10 V22 Ospreys

    25 US 2

    Bombers:

    30 Tu 22 or similar

    15 B2

    20 stealth Bombers
    1000 naval ALH for coast gaurd
     
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  16. Lone Ranger

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    15 Squadron of Super SU 30 mki with Brahmos ng/m ( with IAF improving its mantainence to be available at-least 70% at any time).

    4 Squadron of PAKFA.

    5 Squadrons of Jaguar fully upgraded to Darin 3 with Engine refit.

    3 Squadron of LCA mk1 and 4 Squadron of LCA mk2

    5 Squadron of Rafale with Brahmos ng/Nirbhaya integrated .

    3 Squadron of Mirage 2k Upgraded.

    3 Squadron of mig 29 Upgraded.

    Atleast 15 AEW&C (Drdo and imported mix)

    Atleast 15 refuellers.

    30-40 Apache Long bows.

    70 HAL LCH (With improved radar and ew suite than current config)

    Excluding transport Aircraft from current list , navy and army aviation numbers are excluded too.
     
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    Just buy 65 squadrons of LCA. :troll:
     
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    I think laser weapons would be a good addition. If all or most of the planes are solar powered, all the better :D
     
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  19. Kharavela

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    Yes.......... Agreed, but I propose a substitution of minimum 15 squadrons of AMCA & addition of 25 squadrons of AURA.

    50 squadrons => LCA Tejas
    15 squadrons => AMCA
    25 squadrons => AURA
     
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  20. archie

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    Its Dream team.. Successive Govt Fast tracks AMCA

    224 MK2 in service
    30 AMCA inservice with 200 on order
    150 FGFA
    Inhouse nexgen aircraft in final stages of design
    Inhouse Trasport(with options of tanker) aircraft on Initial stages of testing
    And all the other aircraft that we currently have - retiree

    Oh the 100+MK1 Becomes trainers
     

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