Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) receive Sukhoi-30MKI ..

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As part an upgrade and to evolve new tactics in aerial warfare, Indian Air Force's (IAF's) Gwalior-based Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) will for the first time receive frontline fighters Sukhoi-30MKI by the end of this year.

Gwalior is essentially a base for French Mirage-2000 fighters. TACDE is an aerial warfare training institution which devises combat tactics for its top 1% fighter pilots. The Sukhois will replace MiG-27s, which will go back to their original bases in Kalaikunda, Hashimara and Bagdogra in the east.

A source said the new Sukhois being manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will be based in Gwalior. The numbers are not certain as of now, but it could beanything close to a squadron.

An assortment of fighters in the IAF inventory are sent to TACDE to evolve tactical procedures for various aircraft, implement standard operating procedures and train pilots in operational doctrines.

TACDE was conferred presidential standards in November 2009.
At present, its training inventory includes MiG-21 Bisons and MiG-27s. While the existing Sukhois are being upgraded, the Union cabinet recently cleared an order for 42 more to be manufactured by HAL, raising the IAF Sukhoi s
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it also means MKI's capabilities are yet to be fully explored and pilots flying SU-30MKI are so far only employing MIG-21 Tactics on MKI..
 

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I don't think so. IAF is pretty smart organisation, won't you agree? They can't be stupid enough to employ Mig-21 tactics with Su-30MKI. It means MKI's capabilities will be explored further by a dedicated establishment and more integrated tactical aspects can be evaluated.
 

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it also means MKI's capabilities are yet to be fully explored and pilots flying SU-30MKI are so far only employing MIG-21 Tactics on MKI..
Su-30 MKI IAF In The Line Of Duty




once check these videos and say the tactics.
 
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TACDE was the first base in Kalaikunda to house the SU 30K. These are the people who develop tacticcs for each and every fighter. It is like the FWS of India. Due to the change in doctrine of joint operations the Sukhois needed to have a new form of role that they are going to work upon.
 

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TACDE was the first base in Kalaikunda to house the SU 30K. These are the people who develop tacticcs for each and every fighter. It is like the FWS of India. Due to the change in doctrine of joint operations the Sukhois needed to have a new form of role that they are going to work upon.
air combat environment ihas changed so is the need for new tactics ......

it's not the old time 500m close combat dogfight ..

now it's the beyond vision 40km air combat where electronic warfares places a major role.. .......

a lecture by the USAF col. indicate to the fect that during 2008 red flag exercise IAF lecks in incorporating new technology....
 

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a lecture by the USAF col. indicate to the fect that during 2008 red flag exercise IAF lecks in incorporating new technology....
i think the col and the USAF later apologized and the later even distance itself from the comment made by its col saying it does not stand by what he said..and the comment are purely personal...

anyways i think IAF is the only airforce in the world with such varied kind of tech are available under one roof....
 

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