JoyA380B747 From India, joined Mar 2005, 451 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6757 times:
The Indo-US joint air force Exercise(War Games) will begin on Nov 7th at Kalaikonda Air force base, West Bengal, India. Though there has been widespread allegations against this exercise by the political communities in West Bengal, Govt says the exercise is a 'GO'. Last Friday(nov 5th), the USAF team had landed at Kolkata Int. airport and are ready for the 2005 Indo-US War Games!! And other info available....?
If it wasn't for AI and those money mongers sitting in the parliament, 9W would have been as big as SQ...:(
Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24127 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6745 times:
This is actually the 2nd exercise the US has had with India recently. During the spring of 2004, The IAF and USAF participated in joint war games exercise called "Cope India" at the Gwailor.
These excercises are part of a broader US initiatives to build closer relations India and also an effort to assist the US Aerospace industry in its bid to secure a large order for equipment including a pending order for jet fighters from the Indian government.
btw-topic might be better off in the military forum then the civil avaition one.
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IndianFlyboy From India, joined Sep 2003, 294 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6032 times:
Flights over Pakistan have been open secrets for quite a while ,however I distinctly remember that these had been discontinued ages ago. The flights were done by MiG 25's . No need for that now with google earth and all the satellites hovering above. I really do not think these were done along with USAF.
As far as USAF operations in Cuttack are concerned , I doubt it. USAF transport aircrafts have overflight and refuelling rights but this would be restricted to civillian airports definitely not millitary one's.
Atmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5927 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 9): The Military Sattelites must have much better resolution.Does India have Spy sattelites.
It's not resolution that matters often but timing. Satellites small windows over target, and unfortunately people can find out what those timings are and use it to conceal activities and structures. Spy Planes, manned and unmanned, allow observation of targets without a fixed time schedule.
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Migfan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5178 times:
I don't if I would call the Mig-25 a clunker. I am quite sure Hindustan Aeronautics is quite capable of making parts for the Foxbats if they needed. According to my sources this may be the last year for Indian Foxbats. India does have satellites in orbit, courtesy of Russia. I would not rely on Google Earth for my aerial reconnaissance needs. Unless you want picture of the Grand Canyon, or Paris, some of the resolution is quite pixelated.
Quoting Migfan (Reply 13): India does have satellites in orbit, courtesy of Russia.
We put most of them up ourselves with our heavy lifters, except for the absolutely heaviest (4 ton+ commsat) GTO payloads that are currently launched on Ariane 5s. But that will change next year when GSLV Mark III rolls out. The original version of the GSLV itself can put 6-7 tons in LEO or 2-3 tons in GTO. The PSLV is also capable of LEO/SSO/GTO roles. There is at least one India spy sat - the innocuously named Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) which was launced back in 2001; it has a claimed reso of 'under 1metre'.
Quoting L-188 (Reply 12):
We know the 21st TFW out of Elmendorf had their arms tied behind their back by their operational rules.
Such a controlled environment is SOP for initial engagements. Besides I fail to see the whole point of discussing who-beat-whom. There are far more important considerations pertaining to handling interoperability and developing tactics.