P-8I maritime patrol aircraft

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  1. Immanuel

    Immanuel Senior Member Senior Member

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    Well Unkil has permitted the deploying of the largest set of external weapons on all Teen series aircraft, everything from French, Israeli, Swedish weapons have been deployed on all fighter aircraft. There is no reason why we can't deploy Brahmos on it, sure it would require some negotiation but it would certainly be a test of what they keep calling a strategic partnership. I say we try.
     
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    How many bombs it can carry in her bay??

    does she has AAM?? and what else she has for self protection???
     
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    Nope.It was Mainly desgined to Hunt Subs ..even It can drop sonobuoys to search for Sub marines


    It has 5 internal and 6 External Hard points 2 on their wing and Four on their body ..or Like this on their Wing

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    Since It has been a Small doubts It can Carry Harpoon anti shipping missile and SLAM ER ..then what is the Problem to carry several Brahmos on their Internal Bay
     
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    http://www.aviationnews.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/P-8A-Poseidon-test-aircraft-T1.jpg

    The P-8 has 11 weapon hard points (five in the bomb bay, four under the wings and two under the fuselage) and can carry over 22,000 pounds (10,000kg) of weapons

    Not sure if any of the hardpoints have a 2.5 ton weight limit for the regular Brahmos-A but I believe if they manage to keep the Mini-Brahmos's weight around 1000 to 1200 kgs, not only can it go on the P-8I but also on the LCA. I think Mini-brahmos should be carefully designed in order to stay below 1200kg. More the P-8I, I think LCA being able to fire the Mini Brahmos is a must, not only will this drive up the export potential of the LCA, it futher turns our little birdy into a real game changer.

    For mini brahmos, i hope for a max weight of around 1000-1200kg, max range should be around 150 km and max speed the same around mach 3 or more with a smaller warhead of around 150kg. should be capable of carrying a variety of warheads including Bunker busting, antiship, thermobaric etc and should be acquired in large number to be deployed on the Mirage, Mig-29 UPG/K, LCA, Jaguar, MKI and MRCA
     
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    well i think it not only hunt but destroy also. i suppose it carries air-to -air missile plus flares for self defense. may be radar jammers. though i need confirmation on this from members

    in bomb bay it can carry anti ship and submarines missile
     
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    ^ No AAM's :truestory: What we know - Raytheon’s advanced AN/APY-10
    Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for tracking ships, submarines and small coastal vessels even on high
    speed, Northrop Grumman’s
    Electronic Warfare Self-Protection (EWSP) suite, BAE Systems
    countermeasures dispenser
    system, Smith Aerospace’s Flight and Stores (or Weapons) Management System, Its wings can now carry air to surface missiles and its lower front fuselage has been strengthened as a bomb bay to accommodate Harpoon Block II missiles to engage and neutralize large ships and submarines. The aircraft can also tackle small vessels in coastal defence operations. + the P-8I can also serve as a seaborne command post if required.
     
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    Not to forget APY-10 radar on the P-8I is completly modified to have both Air to surface and air to air detection & tracking as well as interleaved weather mode. The P-8Is also have aTelephonics aft radar which allows it to have a 360 degree surface detection and tracking capability. Perhaps Astra AAM could be a good candidate to be integrated on the wings, 4 such weapons to guard itself against any potential aerial threats while its using its other weapons for killing subs, nice to have though, this bird during war time will always have escorts.
     
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    P-8I advertising/marketing video:

     
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    India receives second P-8I maritime patrol aircraft

    American defence major Boeing has delivered the second P-8I aircraft to India that is likely to boost the Indian Navy's long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare capabilities.

    Boeing, which is building eight P-8I aircrafts for India, delivered the first one in May.

    Based on the company's Next-Generation 737 commercial airplane, the P-8I is the Indian Navy variant of the P-8A Poseidon that Boeing has developed for the US Navy.

    "With two aircraft at Naval Station Rajali now, the Indian Navy will get a good feel for the P-8I's interoperability with other aircraft," said Leland Wight, Boeing P-8I programme manager.

    "Acceptance trials on the first aircraft are progressing well and its availability for testing has been excellent, in large part due to Boeing's worldwide 737 support capabilities," Wight said.

    The aircraft delivered yesterday will begin flight trials in the coming months.

    The first P-8I recently completed testing its weapons capabilities, including successfully firing a Boeing Harpoon missile at a target and dropping a torpedo.

    In order to efficiently design and build the P-8I and the P-8A, the Boeing-led team is using a first-in-industry, in-line production process that draws on the company's Next-Generation 737 production system, a media release said.

    Indian Navy receives second P8I maritime patrol aircraft | Business Standard
     
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    Boeing Delivers 3rd P-8I to India
     
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    why there is no news in indian tv media????
     
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    They are busy on other fronts.

    T. Tejpal, AAP, Modi,RG, snooping episode on girl etc.

    When cyclone Helen doesn't get airtime, P8I is a very small news for niche audience.
     
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    ohhh i thought i was watching more of paki tv than indian TV:lol::lol:
     
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    Weapons Testing From Indian Navy's Boeing P-8I Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

     
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