Because of the bureaucratic setup.What is taking so long for orders to be placed?
First HAL should get a fire control radar for LCH then some armour, Apache has longbow but our kanjoos ministry bought 12 longbow fire control radars for 22 Apaches but army will have all Apaches equipped with Longbow radars.What are the chances that LCH can get armour on Jaws like apache? how will it look then?
Hind won’t be retired any soon, they are very potent that’s why IAF never retired it and will probably upgrade their HindsDon't know... They can still be used as SANT launching platforms, without their age become to much of a factor.
Impossible... Apaches are going to Army. Mi-35 belongs to AF.As far as I know, SANT is for ALH Rudra Mk. IV and LCH.
News reports say that the Apaches are going to replace Mi-35s. Doing so would make sense because all aircraft have a lifespan associated with their airframe. Beyond this lifespan, maintenance and operating costs may become increasingly unsustainable.
The Apache combat helicopter's capability at electronic warfare, along with its modern firepower, is what is expected to provide an edge to Indian armed forces in a battlefield. As per defence experts, the Apache also scores over the Russian Mi-35 chopper, which it is set to replace, in its...www.indiatvnews.com
22 Apaches are going to the AF. Again, it doesn’t make sense that they would test it on hind if they don't intend to keep it. Also, AF has got only 15 hinds...Impossible... Apaches are going to Army. Mi-35 belongs to AF.
Even in the link you shared, it confirms that SANT was tested from Mi-35. It was tested once before, that too from same platform.
So maybe you know wrong, atleast there's been no indication of you being right.
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