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The Indian Air Force ordered the DRLO fuel tanker

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The Indian Air Force Command has sent an order to the National Organization for Defense Research and Development to finalize the design of the long-range radar aircraft for review and control, created on the basis of the European passenger airliner Airbus A330. The military asked to equip the aircraft with equipment for transporting fuel and refueling other aircraft in the air, writes Livefist Defense


The Indian Air Force ordered the DRLO fuel tanker


Aircraft long-range radar surveillance and control, otherwise called "flying radar", are responsible for the rapid detection of enemy air, ground and surface targets and the transfer of target designation data to combat aircraft in the air. All existing aircraft of this class do not possess additional functions. At the same time, modern refueling aircraft, created on the basis of transport aircraft, can also be used for the transport of goods and military personnel.

India has been developing its own “flying radar” since 2014. The cost of the program is estimated at 3,1 billion dollars. Equipping a new aircraft with fueling equipment, which also requires the organization of a filling station operator’s workplace, will increase the program cost by at least 17 percent to 3,6 billion dollars. Details about the promising development has not yet been disclosed.

To date, the organization of defense research and development of India has created a radar station with an active phased antenna array with a mass of 12,5 tons, as part of the “flying radar” project. Airplane radar will have a 360 degree view. The developers claim that the new aircraft will be able to detect fighters or cruise missiles at a distance of up to 400 kilometers. The development of the “flying radar” is planned to be completed by the middle of the 2020s, the scientific portal "N + 1" reports
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  1. Angel_and_Demon
    Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 14: 01
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    India has been developing its own “flying radar” since 2014. The cost of the program is estimated at 3,1 billion dollars. Equipping a new aircraft with fueling equipment, which also requires the organization of a filling station operator’s workplace, will increase the program cost by at least 17 percent to 3,6 billion dollars. Details about the promising development has not yet been disclosed.
    and shove everything in there? and what volume of this tanker will be? shamans however laughing
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 1 March 2018 14: 08
      +5
      A thing that can do everything well cannot do anything.
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 14: 15
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        Quote: Muvka
        A thing that can do everything well cannot do anything.

        here I am, too, the equipment of the distant radar is not a laptop on the table
        1. ZVO
          ZVO 1 March 2018 14: 22
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          Quote: Angel_and_Demon

          here I am, too, the equipment of the distant radar is not a laptop on the table


          Look at the difference in equipment in the ultra-modern E-767 and the old E-3A ...
          You will be very surprised by the huge free volumes ...
          1. Angel_and_Demon
            Angel_and_Demon 1 March 2018 14: 37
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            Quote: ZVO
            You will be very surprised by the huge free volumes ...

            and in cubic meters, how much?
    2. faiver
      faiver 1 March 2018 17: 30
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      and now with all this garbage we’ll try to take off laughing
      I need to tell them to hang brahmos under the wings laughing
  2. ZVO
    ZVO 1 March 2018 14: 14
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    A-330 has a huge amount of internal fuel tanks
    110 tons only in its tanks.
    Plus a carrying capacity of another 40 tons.
    Why not combine?
    The modern element base - will allow to use with reserve the huge volumes of this airframe ...
    There is nothing really incompatible ...
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 1 March 2018 14: 40
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      The cost of the AWACS aircraft is such that to lose it when solving a secondary problem would be annoying IMHO. hi
      1. ZVO
        ZVO 1 March 2018 14: 53
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        Quote: Alex777
        The cost of the AWACS aircraft is such that to lose it when solving a secondary problem would be annoying IMHO. hi


        A lot of modern tankers are lost in refueling operations?
        It seems to me that not a single one in the last 30 years ...
  3. pavelty
    pavelty 1 March 2018 14: 15
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    The idea is interesting, but really such universalization, in FIG
  4. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis 1 March 2018 14: 23
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    order to finalize the design of the aircraft for long-range radar surveillance and control, created on the basis of the European passenger liner Airbus A330. The military asked to equip the aircraft with equipment for transporting fuel and refueling other aircraft in the air

    From somewhere came the deafening sneezing of a tired archivist from Russia.
    six I-16s were to be replaced in turn by three aircraft from below and fed on fuel from TB-3. All this "flying whatnot" was intended for air defense, the duration of the air patrol was supposed to be 6,5 hours.
    1. faiver
      faiver 1 March 2018 17: 32
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      in the photo I see only two I-16
      1. Avis-bis
        Avis-bis 1 March 2018 18: 04
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        Quote: faiver
        in the photo I see only two I-16

        Have you ever seen the concept of "should"? Or the word "supposed"?
  5. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 1 March 2018 14: 25
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    And also compartments for bombs, a bomber aiming system, pylons under the wings for missiles and additional tanks, and a cargo compartment for landing or equipment ... laughing
    1. ZVO
      ZVO 1 March 2018 14: 54
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      Quote: Alex-a832
      And also compartments for bombs, a bomber aiming system, pylons under the wings for missiles and additional tanks, and a cargo compartment for landing or equipment ... laughing


      Imagine that all this is in the long-flying Poseidon ...
      In addition to a huge amount of on-board electronics to search for submarines ...
      1. Avis-bis
        Avis-bis 1 March 2018 14: 57
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        Quote: ZVO

        Imagine that all this is in the long-flying Poseidon ...
        In addition to a huge amount of on-board electronics to search for submarines ...

        There is no landing ...
    2. atesterev
      atesterev 1 March 2018 15: 05
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      You still forgot the magnetometer and depth charges with torpedoes ...
  6. inkass_98
    inkass_98 1 March 2018 14: 43
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    On horseradish goat button accordion? Torpedoes still need to be added there for complete happiness.
  7. Spook
    Spook 1 March 2018 16: 03
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    Here's an example on our aircraft from Wikipedia:

    Currently, the Russian Air Force is armed with only four types of aircraft capable of refueling other aircraft in the air: the Il-78 tanker, the Su-24 front-line bomber and the Su-33 and MiG-29K / MiG-29KUB carrier-based fighters.

    so the idea basically has the ability to be
  8. Kurare
    Kurare 1 March 2018 16: 38
    +3

    Well, just like a cat Matroskin, he should be able to do everything! fool
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 1 March 2018 18: 14
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      Quote: Kurare

      Well, just like a cat Matroskin, he should be able to do everything! fool

      Ett still bullshit ...







      :)
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 1 March 2018 20: 55
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    To carry kerosene on AWACS planes is certainly a worthy idea. Such a plane will cost at least a billion, maybe they can also put out fires?
    1. Avis-bis
      Avis-bis 1 March 2018 21: 48
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      Quote: APASUS
      Such a plane will cost at least a billion

      Due to what? Well, they will hang UPAZs (or what are their analogues called?), Add heels of valves and pumps, cut 2-3 windows in the skin with local reinforcement. A few TV cameras are plugged in for the refueling operator and they will put his remote control. This is a penny compared to the cost of AWACS itself. If you want a "flying bar", then yes, it will turn out a little more expensive: there you will have to cut more windows and the operator’s equipment (together with its preparation) will be more expensive ...
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 2 March 2018 18: 40
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        Quote: Avis-bis
        Due to what?

        No, but of course you can use a microscope to hammer in nails, who interferes
        1. Avis-bis
          Avis-bis 2 March 2018 18: 46
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          Quote: APASUS

          No, but of course you can use a microscope to hammer in nails, who interferes

          In your own words, without attracting other people's stamps, can you answer? And, most importantly, on the topic, and not from the flashlight.
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 2 March 2018 19: 14
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            Quote: Avis-bis
            Quote: APASUS

            No, but of course you can use a microscope to hammer in nails, who interferes

            In your own words, without attracting other people's stamps, can you answer? And, most importantly, on the topic, and not from the flashlight.

            Carrying kerosene for airplanes on AWACS or an equivalent is like hammering the nails of an Apple iPad, the result is the same.
            1. Avis-bis
              Avis-bis 2 March 2018 19: 39
              +5
              Quote: APASUS

              Carrying kerosene for airplanes on AWACS or an equivalent is like hammering the nails of an Apple iPad, the result is the same.

              I get it. You can not.
              1. APASUS
                APASUS 2 March 2018 19: 44
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                Quote: Avis-bis
                I get it. You can not.

                Well, I don’t know how to explain to you, my dear.
                You can carry kerosene with AWACSOM,
                Mercedes manure
                iPad om hammer nails!
                Well, it’s time to have a conscience, what is not clear here?
                1. Avis-bis
                  Avis-bis 2 March 2018 20: 02
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                  Call someone else dear, I'm normal.
                  Quote: APASUS
                  Quote: Avis-bis
                  I get it. You can not.

                  Well, I don’t know how to explain to you, my dear.
                  You can carry kerosene with AWACSOM,
                  Mercedes manure
                  iPad om hammer nails!
                  Well, it’s time to have a conscience, what is not clear here?

                  *** Yawned, twirled his finger at the temple. ***
                  Learn to express your thoughts, young man, and to begin with, understand what you read (this is about the article and the comments on it, for example, from ZVO; I don’t agree on everything with it, but its opinion has the right to be).
                  1. APASUS
                    APASUS 3 March 2018 08: 43
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                    Quote: Avis-bis
                    Learn to express your thoughts, young man, and to begin with, understand what you read (this is about the article and the comments on it, for example, from ZVO; I don’t agree on everything with it, but its opinion has the right to be).

                    You are a rather strange type, I will report to you. I have already written to you that the AWACS aircraft costs a billion green money and it’s ridiculous to carry bombs or kerosene with such machines. It’s not advisable to make universal airplanes out of AWACS
                    1. Avis-bis
                      Avis-bis 3 March 2018 11: 00
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                      Quote: APASUS
                      .Make universal aircraft from AWACS is not advisable

                      The Indians didn’t know who to ask. Now cry.
                      An analogue of “hammering in nails with a microscope” would be the transportation of stew on a fighter.
                      If these AWACS have a lot of free volumes in the fuselage, then what is the difference how much this plane costs? Technically, combining these functions is easy. In real life, this will work. How rational it will be is time will tell. And not yksperd APASUS. But write to them that they are fools, otherwise they will disappear, after all, without such a sage.
                      1. APASUS
                        APASUS 3 March 2018 11: 32
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                        Quote: Avis-bis
                        If these AWACS have a lot of free volumes in the fuselage, then what is the difference how much this plane costs? Technically, combining these functions is easy. In real life, this will work. How rational it will be is time will tell. And not yksperd APASUS. But write to them that they are fools, otherwise they will disappear, after all, without such a sage.

                        I still could not understand where I heard or saw it and then remembered. Such specialists as you are full in the East.
                        Hello to specialists !!!

                        Do you recognize fellow tribesmen?
  10. ioan-e
    ioan-e 2 March 2018 08: 17
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    The Indian Air Force ordered the DRLO fuel tanker

    We are waiting for a flying radar - a submarine!
  11. Avis-bis
    Avis-bis 3 March 2018 12: 18
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    APASUS,
    fool
    Dumb you, all the same ...