India and Japan Ink 12x ShinMayWa US 2i Deal

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  1. sthf

    sthf Senior Member Senior Member

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    Not yet. This order will be for just 12 off the shelf. Indian production of 18 units will be discussed further in future and it doesn't make much sense anyways.
     
  2. abingdonboy

    abingdonboy Senior Member Senior Member

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    One of the most critical capabilities that I don't think many have paid any attention to thus far is the ability to rapidly support CBGs and/or SSBN/SSN FAR away from Indian shores, this is something actually very very few nations would have the capability to do.

    As it stands the only way to get emergency supplies/crew or to evacuate an injured/sick crew member from a deployed vessel/sub far out at sea is to sail closer to land and send your integral helo or call a shore-based helo to you. A US-2 could reach almost anywhere in the IOR from a base in India and do so much faster than a helo and it can also land whereas a helo could only hover and thus have limited time on station.


    When India starts putting serious numbers of SSNs and SSBNs out to sea (not to mention CBGs) this could prove to be a true game changer and invaluble asset.

    If India can swallow $5.4 billion for 10 units (C-17) then this is surely a very reasonable deal especially with local assembly.
     
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  3. debasree

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    Great put them under Andaman command
     
  4. debasree

    debasree Regular Member

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    But we need more asw bird like p8 Neptune to counter Pakistani and Chinese subs 20 will be fine
     
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    Cheenis are getting their chaddis in an epic twist.
     
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  6. S.Balaji

    S.Balaji Regular Member

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    One other capability is infil/exfil of covert forces like marcos near deserted coastlines. .... with last leg of infil/exfil through zodiac boats...currently only countries with nuke subs can do that....nuke subs are effective while facing a hostile beach though
     
  7. Rahul Singh

    Rahul Singh Senior Member Senior Member

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    If you want IN CBGs to operate close to shores of our nation then certainly you don't need such amphibious aircrafts. However, if you which to send CBGs into deep oceans then you have to have aircraft which can land on and refuel on water as you will be needing C-SAR capability in sync with the combat radius of Carrier born fighters.

    Since we will be buying Rafale M(preferably) or F/A-18 E/F both with long legs we need such aircrafts to conduct C-SAR in support of downed pilots. And this is just one of many uses or roles.
     
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  8. shankyz

    shankyz Regular Member

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    Wasn't it 4.1 Billion dollars for the 10 C-17s ?

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