Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Updated: New photos of India's first Phalcon + Air chief on the Phalcon

In an interview to FORCE magazine, here's what Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Fali Major has said: "The first AWACS is expected in October this year, followed by two more. The first AWACS will be based in Agra." For the full interview to FORCE, where Major talks of the helicopter purchases among a lot of other stuff, click here.

All Phalcon photos by Rami Mizrahi

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

nice fat target in the sky!!

Anonymous said...

ya... nice fat thing with a 20/20 vision looking at her short-sighted enemies!

Any one knows what happened with the indigenous CABS AESA? We are already behind the paks and chinks.

Anonymous said...

why IAF choose IL-76 for Phalcon ? Does Phalcon require heavy lifters ??

Anonymous said...

Logistics. We already have IL-76 and the relevant maintenance kits and infrastructure.

Having another model means investing on spares, crew training, maintenance etc.

Anonymous said...

IAI is a corrupt organisation. they should be blacklisted with immediate effect. but i will not say phalcon is not a good product. it is probably the worlds best awacs platform.

Anonymous said...

to the above anon,
Name me one consortium/defence company which isnt corrupt. Its politics, corrupt or not, they supply us the best stuff out there.
so stfu.

WillWorkForFood said...

woah....how did i miss this....

i'm curious ...did thew iaf suggest the location of the radar?
Or was the chilean example not sucessful ?

Anonymous said...

That's rich. So IAI is corrupt. No genius, India is corrupt. Anyone wishing to do any defense business in India has to come prepared to grease palms left and right. Pay to play, it is part of the local folklore.