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Good idea as long as DRDO completes the work on time but they should not go for old planes rather get new ones.
While a lot of people ridicule DRDO, it really depends on which particular department or sub-org of DRDO is handling the project. For instance, DRDO's missiles and helo departments are among the best. ADA has also significantly improved with the whole LCA project. AWACS is handled by DRDO's CABS, LRDE and DEAL departments and the timeline for development and deployment of our first three Netra AWACS was pretty fast. I'd expect them to do much better in this case

Also, Air India's A321-200 and Air India Express' Boeing 737-800 are the two candidate for this project

It's our Air Force then Navy then Army in conventional wars
For you guys, I think it's your AF, Army and Navy
They got the idea from Brazil and Embrae
yup! they have finally learnt from Pakistan, who has recently brought commercial Saab 2Ks and installed Erieye AESA radars on them taking our fleet to 11 AWACS in total.
That's a load of BS...our initial three Netra AWACS which were developed around 2010 are based on Embraer ERJ-145 which are generally used as commercial regional planes. Instead of procuring newer ones, we're using Air India's fleet now
 

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Indian poodles and lap dogs of Murican jumping onto the BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK naming and wanking themselves as silly as Muricans hoping the BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK will endow whatever the shit they named with Wakanda Vibranium powers.:D:D:D

Will the Indians be getting Stan Lee from beyond his grave as advisor in the weapons that they desired?:pleasantry::pleasantry::pleasantry:

Using burned cowdung and sprinkling cow urine and chanting sacred vedic mantras to get Stan Lee?

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While a lot of people ridicule DRDO, it really depends on which particular department or sub-org of DRDO is handling the project. For instance, DRDO's missiles and helo departments are among the best. ADA has also significantly improved with the whole LCA project. AWACS is handled by DRDO's CABS, LRDE and DEAL departments and the timeline for development and deployment of our first three Netra AWACS was pretty fast. I'd expect them to do much better in this case

Also, Air India's A321-200 and Air India Express' Boeing 737-800 are the two candidate for this project


For you guys, I think it's your AF, Army and Navy


That's a load of BS...our initial three Netra AWACS which were developed around 2010 are based on Embraer ERJ-145 which are generally used as commercial regional planes. Instead of procuring newer ones, we're using Air India's fleet now
Actually Embraer delivered the modified airframes with slots for AWACS gear. The customer has to design the system to fit in the slots
 

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great news for defence of india .

Great news for Pakistan defence too! You will have 10 different planes of three different types. All of which are operated only by India.

Do you realise the expense and complexity?

This is even assuming DRDO can get a working prototype flying within 10 years.

Will be fun watching the next 10 years of

"Initial funds agreed", "MOU agreed", "authourisation of contract", "contract terms agreed", "contract signed", "integration delays", "finance delays", "first prototype ready", "problems with first prototype" , "first initial capability prototype flying", "setting up facilities", "faults found", "CAG report saying funds overspent", "problems with radar", "full capability plane ready" etc etc etc.

You know, the usual crap you guys come up and pretend is progress when the project is a disaster. Anyway, best wishes, I genuinely hope India pours a lot of money into this.
 

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Yes, one area that India actually had an edge over PAF for many years (PAF had no AEW and IAF had 3 Phalcons for much of the 90s and early 2000s).

PAF took AEW very seriously, especially after Red Flag and Anatolian Eagle exercises,

Now it has not only caught up but comfortably surpassed the IAF in having 7 Erieyes and 4 ZDK AEWs.

Essentially letting the PAF to have at least 3 planes up in the air at anyone time during hostilities.
 

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That worries me as no Pak Navy doesn't participate in US exercise...like Malabar ... as we can get a lot of learning...
PN has been doing better than that, it has patricpated and commanded CTF-151 and CTF-150 under US Central Command for last 15 years. Gained a lot of learning in terms of combined maritime ops, and saw the need for large and sophisticated MPA fleet many years ago
 

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In a major boost for the indigenous defence industry, India is going to make six new Airborne Early Warning and Control planes to be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on aircraft from Air India to further improve Air Force's surveillance capabilities along borders with China and Pakistan.

Government sources said that as per the discussions on the AEW&C Block 2 aircraft to be developed by the DRDO under a Rs 10,500 crore project, the six aircraft would be acquired from the Air India fleet and modified to fly with a radar that will give 360-degree surveillance capability to the defence forces.

"The six AEW&C block two planes would be highly capable than their predecessor NETRA plane and provide 360-degree coverage deep inside the enemy territory during missions. The government is expected to clear the project soon," government sources told ANI.

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The project to build the AEW&C system on existing aircraft from the Air India fleet may also mean that India may not buy the six Airbus 330 transport aircraft planned to be acquired earlier from the European firm, the sources said.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation had earlier planned to build six Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) on the Airbus 330 aircraft for which some facilities were planned to be created in Bengaluru.

As per plans, the six new aircraft would be sent to a European destination to the original equipment manufacturer for modification of the planes for installing the radar, the sources said.

Sources said the project has been planned in a way to promote Make in India in defense and Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

Block-I of the project was delayed beyond the scheduled timelines but with the prior experience under its belt, the Centre for Airborne Studies lab of DRDO is planning to complete it in a shorter timeframe.

The IAF has three PHALCON AWACS systems bought by it from Israel and Russia under which the radar is provided by the Israelis whereas the platform used is the Russian Ilyushin-76 transport aircraft.

The two NETRA aircraft provided by the DRDO have also performed very well in the recent conflicts where they have flown extensively to keep an eye on the enemy activity.

The six new 'eyes in the sky' would be stationed at different places in the countries for effective surveillance long both the borders, the sources said.

https://www.aninews.in/news/nationa...lt-by-drdo-on-air-india-planes20201216144608/
This is good news. Anything built by drdo either never flies or is refused by the iaf. Only Gnat did a bit of fight. In any case as long as the Indians are flying themwe should not worry
 

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As for Navy, they havnt fought wars buddy nor have airforce since seventy one............they dont know how to save resources by relying on inhouse production. They havnt been tested to their limits yet in a bloody long war like Army has been. Hence why indigenization and saving money in the process is not appreciated in their psyche. Had Navy been intelligent, they would have waited for M 700 production to start @ PAC for their MPA. That would have been far far more cheaper!
Army is the one who has lost us more wars than others. and the navy as well as airforce are increasingly relying more and more on indigenization than the army, and they know the value of saving money, airforce has gone towards jf-17, and navy signs all deals that have a provision that at least some part of the order will be built at KSEW. they arent as myopic as the army.
What they can do is simply replace the brazilian jetliner with PAC made commercial jetliner of chinese origin, whom PAC can itself refit as a MPA
IS PAC making commercial jetliners? last time people looked at it, it wasnt able to completely utilize its JF-17 line either. seriously, what world are you living in?
dont buy too much into navy....they havnt fought a war in generations. They have a long way to go to be matured up!
mature like the army? that lost in 71? or had an intelligence failure in 80s (siachen)? or perhaps, maturity shown by the army in kargil? LOL.
 

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