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This plane is confirmed to get the Uttam AESA radar, HAL Mission computer, Astra missile, Litening pod, Griffin LGB, and BEL SDR. I hope that it gets the radar planned for the MWF, along with its IRST (if developed on time for the upgrade), D-29 EW suite, Brahmos NG, and all other planned weapons and sensors from the MWF program.
Hopefully what you say is true about the Integration of all the Components that you have listed. I just hope so.
 

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its just a base right?what is so game-changing about it?
Our biggest upcoming naval base getting it's own NAS, which I believe can host P8Is- which means IN can operate freely without being constrained by civilian flights at Dabolim.

@abingdonboy is that enough runway length for a P8I?
 
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Our biggest upcoming naval base getting it's own NAS, which I believe can host P8Is- which means IN can operate freely without being constrained by civilian flights at Dabolim.

@abingdonboy is that enough runway length for a P8I?
Of course! Why would it not have enough length for smooth operations (Landing and Take-off) by P-8Is?

P-8Is are already actively stationed at INS Hansa (Dabolim Airport) and this Airport has a runway of length 11,345 feet (3,458 meters).

According to Wikipedia and some sources, the newly proposed AS at Karwar will have a Runway with length in access of 3000 Meters (3kms+).

So I would say that P-8Is won't face any issues Operating here.

And lastly, IN is not foolish that they will be build a Naval base which cannot accommodate one of their best assets in it.
 

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Of course! Why would it not have enough length for smooth operations (Landing and Take-off) by P-8Is?

P-8Is are already actively stationed at INS Hansa (Dabolim Airport) and this Airport has a runway of length 11,345 feet (3,458 meters).

According to Wikipedia and some sources, the newly proposed AS at Karwar will have a Runway with length in access of 3000 Meters (3kms+).

So I would say that P-8Is won't face any issues Operating here.

And lastly, IN is not foolish that they will be build a Naval base which cannot accommodate one of their best assets in it.
The older RFI called for a 2000 metre runway, though there were discussions with the state government for a runway extension (and a civil enclave)

Let's see what happens.
 

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The older RFI called for a 2000 metre runway, though there were discussions with the state government for a runway extension (and a civil enclave)

Let's see what happens.
This does not matter, what I am talking about is suitability of the runway for Operation of P-8I which AFAIK will definitely be possible without any issues.

The new naval station at Karwar is being touted to be the largest Naval base in Asia and I do not think that IN is foolish that they will be build a Naval base which cannot accommodate one of their best assets in it (In this case P8I)
 

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Our biggest upcoming naval base getting it's own NAS, which I believe can host P8Is- which means IN can operate freely without being constrained by civilian flights at Dabolim.

@abingdonboy is that enough runway length for a P8I?
Dabolim will become a dedicated base when the new airport is built for Goa .. would it not.. Still we need more bases and more aircraft Current numbers are just not enough.
 

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