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India rushes to bridge missiles gap with PAF

Pakistan Air Force displayed an upper hand in terms of missile capabilities, with their missiles having higher standoff ranges during the February dogfight over Kashmir


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Sputnik
July 13, 2019

New Delhi - The Indian Air Force (IAF) has expedited the process of acquiring air missiles in an attempt to fill the missile gap that was exposed during the dogfight with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in February this year.

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On Thursday, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems – a joint venture between Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems – announced that they bagged a $100 million contract to supply 1,000 Barak-8 medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) kits to the Indian Army and Air Force.

These systems will be supplied to Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) for further integration. MRSAMs have been operationally deployed by the IAF.

A fire unit of an MRSAM includes a radar system, three missile launchers, and a sophisticated Combat Management System.

In June, the IAF began a user trial of next-generation Russian short-range air-to-air missiles from its primary Su-30MKI warplanes.

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Vympel, a subsidiary of Russia’s consolidated JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation, started manufacturing missiles after the IAF had placed orders for over 300 short-range R-73 air-to-air missiles and 400 medium-range RVV-AE air-to-air guided missiles.

The IAF has also ordered a Russian-made radar-jamming missile, the X-31 under its current purchase plan.

The IAF plans to integrate MBDA’s Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) and Israel’s Derby missile with Russian Su-30MKIs, however, sources say that the Indian Defence Ministry will require Russian permission before making changes in the frontline fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

India’s National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) has started the process of integration of ASRAAMs with Su-30MKI aircraft, the government body affirmed in its 2017-18 annual report.

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The IAF had faced a shortage of air-to-air missiles after an increased number of combat air patrol missions along the border with Pakistan, involving its mainstream fighters such as the Su-30MKI, MiG-29, and Mirage 2000.

It is also believed that Pakistan Air Force displayed an upper hand in terms of missile capabilities, with their missiles having higher standoff ranges.

The two nuclear-armed countries reached a near war-like situation on 27 February, when the Pakistan Air Force launched a retaliatory airstrike with over a dozen fighter jets in Kashmir and brought down one Indian fighter jet in the ensuing dogfight.
 

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India also needs to improve its communications structure so the next time they face the PAF, their entire communications apparatus does not collapse and end up shooting down their own helicopters.
 

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R-77 missile has the same if not exceed the range of Amraam. Just excuses.

PAF had better first shot capability because of SU-30 having a much larger RCS. Range wise they had similar missiles.
 

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As predicted... now it's Pakistan's turn to evaluate and investigate the policy of good faith from 27th Feb.
 

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They tested k-77 which is new Russian missile with it's own aesa seeker and range much greater than amraam.also British short range missile also ordered.they are even buying more su-30s.pakistan must integrate pl-15 on at least block 2.they already tested couple of missiles.during Trump Khan meeting,imran Khan should ask Trump to provide either amraam c-7 or amraam d series.we need new missiles for our f-16s fleet.
 

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One has to enjoy the gradual admission of massive failure. A big change from the days “SU-30MKI will shoot PAF Jets before they even know what hit them”
 

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One by one Indians are accepting their failure. How cute. Yet shameless Indians on pdf doesn't acknowledge their airforce f**kup.
 

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R-77 missile has the same if not exceed the range of Amraam. Just excuses.

PAF had better first shot capability because of SU-30 having a much larger RCS. Range wise they had similar missiles.
It seems blinders and self protection EW pods did well too.

They tested k-77 which is new Russian missile with it's own aesa seeker and range much greater than amraam.also British short range missile also ordered.they are even buying more su-30s.pakistan must integrate pl-15 on at least block 2.they already tested couple of missiles.during Trump Khan meeting,imran Khan should ask Trump to provide either amraam c-7 or amraam d series.we need new missiles for our f-16s fleet.
Correction ASRAAM have 50km range so its not short range air to air missile, its very potent IR missile giving BVR capability to some extent.
 

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Just another reason to buy more. Next time they will not launch MiG 21 or Su 30 it will be Rafael.
They do have Mirage 2000 but do not know why 21 was sent for interception. Guess it is the interceptor so it was sent due to the Superiority complex India has
 

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One has to enjoy the gradual admission of massive failure. A big change from the days “SU-30MKI will shoot PAF Jets before they even know what hit them”
Non-stop, never ending boasts from all Indian members on almost every thread, for almost over a decade.

So much so that it was their favorite pass time to come in and derail almost every thread with like "look whatever you do, you are going to get shot out of the sky by our MKIs, MiG-29s and Mirage-2000Hs" posts.

Their attitudes didn't change even after we acquired Block-52+, Thunders, AEWs and MLU-ed existing F-16s.

Well at least that constant tirade has stopped.
 
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Well at least that constant tirade has stopped.
For sometime, though because they are up-to the game and not sitting quietly rather going shopping with the help of couple of their friends with almost everything on offer against money & India has it.
 

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India rushes to bridge missiles gap with PAF

Pakistan Air Force displayed an upper hand in terms of missile capabilities, with their missiles having higher standoff ranges during the February dogfight over Kashmir


Sputnik
July 13, 2019

New Delhi - The Indian Air Force (IAF) has expedited the process of acquiring air missiles in an attempt to fill the missile gap that was exposed during the dogfight with the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in February this year.

READ MORE: NASA’s Hubble Telescope spots strange disk around massive Black Hole
On Thursday, Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems – a joint venture between Kalyani Group and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems – announced that they bagged a $100 million contract to supply 1,000 Barak-8 medium-range surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) kits to the Indian Army and Air Force.

These systems will be supplied to Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) for further integration. MRSAMs have been operationally deployed by the IAF.

A fire unit of an MRSAM includes a radar system, three missile launchers, and a sophisticated Combat Management System.

In June, the IAF began a user trial of next-generation Russian short-range air-to-air missiles from its primary Su-30MKI warplanes.

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Vympel, a subsidiary of Russia’s consolidated JSC Tactical Missiles Corporation, started manufacturing missiles after the IAF had placed orders for over 300 short-range R-73 air-to-air missiles and 400 medium-range RVV-AE air-to-air guided missiles.

The IAF has also ordered a Russian-made radar-jamming missile, the X-31 under its current purchase plan.

The IAF plans to integrate MBDA’s Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM) and Israel’s Derby missile with Russian Su-30MKIs, however, sources say that the Indian Defence Ministry will require Russian permission before making changes in the frontline fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

India’s National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) has started the process of integration of ASRAAMs with Su-30MKI aircraft, the government body affirmed in its 2017-18 annual report.

READ MORE: 'You use institutions against political opponents', Maryam responds to PM Khan
The IAF had faced a shortage of air-to-air missiles after an increased number of combat air patrol missions along the border with Pakistan, involving its mainstream fighters such as the Su-30MKI, MiG-29, and Mirage 2000.

It is also believed that Pakistan Air Force displayed an upper hand in terms of missile capabilities, with their missiles having higher standoff ranges.

The two nuclear-armed countries reached a near war-like situation on 27 February, when the Pakistan Air Force launched a retaliatory airstrike with over a dozen fighter jets in Kashmir and brought down one Indian fighter jet in the ensuing dogfight.
It was a good wake up call for the DoD, better to have a setback now than in an actual war.
 

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