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India plans to purchase two AWACS A-50EI aircraft

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India plans to purchase two AWACS A-50EI aircraft

The Indian Ministry of Defense intends to purchase two more AWACS A-50EI aircraft. According to the Hindustan Times, India's military has approved the purchase and submitted a proposal to the country's Cabinet Security Committee (CCS).


According to the newspaper, the platforms will be created on the basis of the Israeli EL / M-2075 Phalcoon radar with the MSA complex and the Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft. The equipment will be installed in Israel. According to preliminary estimates, upon approval of the purchase of aircraft, the delivery of the first platform will take from 2 to 3 years. The cost of the entire project is estimated at $ 2 billion.

Note that the Indian Air Force already has three AWACS A-50EI aircraft. The contract for the purchase of three EL / M-2075 "Phalcoon" radars from Elta and their installation on board the Russian Il-76 aircraft of the Indian Ministry of Defense was signed in March 2004. India received the first aircraft on May 25, 2009, the second on March 25, 2010, and the third in December 2010.

The number of delivered AWACS A-50EI aircraft did not suit the Indian Air Force, therefore, immediately after the delivery of the first three aircraft, the Indian Ministry of Defense began negotiations on the acquisition of an additional batch of two aircraft. The project for two additional aircraft was approved on March 1, 2016, but in the end the contract was never signed.
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  1. alien308
    alien308 28 August 2020 15: 40 New
    +4
    From the A-50 only the base.
    1. Aleksandr1971
      Aleksandr1971 28 August 2020 15: 58 New
      +3
      This is because the element base of Russia, alas, lagged behind the West, including Israel, by 15-20 years.
      1. Borik
        Borik 28 August 2020 16: 11 New
        +2
        Let's sell two IL-76s and then some money in the piggy bank.
      2. ultra
        ultra 28 August 2020 17: 06 New
        +3
        Quote: Aleksandr1971
        This is because the element base of Russia, alas, lagged behind the West,

        In fact, now in development we are much less lagging behind than during the Soviet era, it is another matter that we have very few modern capacities for mass production, and this is a consequence of the fact that we do not produce modern equipment and cannot buy it, because CoCom sanctions have not gone anywhere. ...
        1. military_cat
          military_cat 28 August 2020 19: 49 New
          -1
          In terms of technology, we are at least 16 years behind, and this is clearly not the limit (the production of 65nm in the world began in 2004, in Russia there are no lines thinner than 90nm).

          In the USSR, as of 1991, the lag was 7 years (only moved to 1 micron, which appeared in the West in 1984).
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 28 August 2020 20: 53 New
          -4
          Quote: ultra
          In fact, now in development we are much less lagging behind than during the Soviet era, it is another matter that we have very few modern capacities for mass production, and this is a consequence of the fact that we do not produce modern equipment and cannot buy it, because CoCom sanctions have not gone anywhere. ...

          We do not have a mass customer, so there is no capacity. Such costs can only be covered by the state, and it is interested in building bridges, Olympiads, summits ...........
          Buy MYDATA from an authorized dealer, our neighbors sell them. Completely modern equipment. What will you do with it without a firm order ???
      3. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 28 August 2020 21: 55 New
        -1
        Why minus Alexander1971 stuck: the sons of Israel are far from the last guys on the market and avionics / electronic warfare / AWACS systems are able to do: the death of the Il-20 is a confirmation
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 28 August 2020 16: 15 New
    0
    Though the fuselages are ours there! And with microelectronics, everything is not just bad, everything is very disgusting! !!
  3. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 28 August 2020 16: 16 New
    -4
    India continues to build up a zoo in weapon systems ...
    but it's really interesting how many people from the Ministry of Defense are involved in the supply, supply of components and maintenance of weapons and military equipment ... well, this is probably all some kind of Indian social program to create jobs ...
  4. Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin 28 August 2020 17: 36 New
    +2
    And a little more formation.
    The PHALCON system, built in Israel, is equipped with the high-tech Green Pine radar system, which has a range of 300 to 500 kilometers. they are powerful "eyes in the sky" that can detect and track approaching fighters, cruise missiles and drones much earlier than ground-based radars, while simultaneously directing defenses to deal with any airspace violation.

    Indian board in Israel
    The Israeli radar system EL W-2 0 9 0 is installed on the Beriev A-50 aircraft, which is a Russian long-range radar detection and control aircraft based on the Il-76 transport aircraft
  5. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 28 August 2020 22: 31 New
    +2
    According to the newspaper, the platforms will be created on the basis of the Israeli EL / M-2075 Phalcoon radar with the MSA complex and the Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft.
    forgot to write how much the plane will cost as a percentage, and how much is the Israeli filling, I think it would be more correct to say that they buy an Israeli AWACS based on our plane
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 29 August 2020 10: 09 New
      0
      About 10 years ago, China wanted to buy according to the same scheme ... The United States forced Israel to abandon the deal.
    2. Professor
      Professor 29 August 2020 12: 16 New
      -2
      Quote: _Ugene_
      According to the newspaper, the platforms will be created on the basis of the Israeli EL / M-2075 Phalcoon radar with the MSA complex and the Russian Il-76 military transport aircraft.
      forgot to write how much the plane will cost as a percentage, and how much is the Israeli filling, I think it would be more correct to say that they buy an Israeli AWACS based on our plane

      From a black sheep, at least a tuft of wool. Could the Indians follow in the footsteps of Singapore and buy Falcon on the Israeli platform. And so at least two naked planes will be sold.

      https://topwar.ru/67055-samolet-dlro-caew-izrail.html
      1. _Ugene_
        _Ugene_ 29 August 2020 13: 33 New
        +1
        AWACS will be based on conformal antennas? no mushrooms on the hump?
        1. Professor
          Professor 29 August 2020 14: 02 New
          -1
          I do not have such information
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 29 August 2020 10: 08 New
    0
    Is this some kind of modified Il76? Or just a plane? Or with "Mushroom"? The stuffing is Jewish there?
  7. Pavel57
    Pavel57 29 August 2020 21: 55 New
    -1
    Quote: _Ugene_
    forgot to write how much as a percentage

    I think the plane is 15 percent of the whole complex.
  8. certero
    certero 30 August 2020 06: 45 New
    0
    I wonder how many AWACS aircraft are in Russia now?
  9. Andylw
    Andylw 30 August 2020 22: 53 New
    -3
    It is high time, following the example of the Indians, to score on all these a50y and other premieres and buy normal modern radars in Israel.
  10. Pavel57
    Pavel57 31 August 2020 10: 16 New
    0
    Quote: _Ugene_
    AWACS will be based on conformal antennas? no mushrooms on the hump?


    Mushroom with non-rotating PAR antenna inside.