- Dec 8, 2021
Armed helis making gun runs in open seas can work well when the enemy has zero credible anti air capabilities. No terrain/elevation cover in open water to abuse. Helicopters otherwise are always very fragile to counterfire owing to their lumbering pace. ECM spoofing won't stop heat seekers, chaff and flare will confuse it, but the heli doesn't move fast enough to get clear of the bag of rapid flying frag exploding in proximity. It's just a bad idea flying a heli close in even moderately saturated airspace over open waters.Hmm i see,
so in case, unless we arm Prachand-N (supposed Naval variant for now) with strong countermeasures against MANPADs like Igla and Stinger and all, and arm it with fire-and-forget style AGMs+ATGMs it's redundant to go ahead with this ?
say, in close conjunction with naval armed drones or kamikaze drones can it be achived ? like, drones going first in neutralizing anti-AA threats and then the gunships sweeping the floor with remaining ground targets?