Saturday, July 19, 2008

Glory: The babies our Sukhois will fly with at Red Flag!

"A flight of aggressor F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges on June 5, 2008." These are some of the birds that eight IAF Su-30MKIs will be flying with and against between August 11-28 in the Red Flag exercise. The Su-30MKIs will perform the Air-to-Ground functions of the exercise along with French Air Force Rafales and American and South Korean F-15K Strike Eagles.

Photo Courtesy US Air Force/ Master Sgt Kevin J Gruenwald

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Babies????? huh??

Anonymous said...

Shiv, I guess you should've kept the comment monitoring thing on....you never know when the anti-personal elements might just creep in to do damage!

Anyway, just delete, when you feel uncomfortable.

Or is it that truce has been achieved and now no danger from whoever it is?

Forgive and forget, I say

Anonymous said...

Shiv where did you get these pix from ?

Whichever these aircraft are, I think they look sexier than our Sukhois, man.

Dont know about formations or the order they'll all fly in or the kinda war gaming that will happen, but all I can and want to say is that so many types of aircraft together will give such a beautiful sight to see over the US skies...wish we were there! They'll all gain so much from each other, atleast how to protect themselves, and then the exposure to war-game in US....My god, Sukhois are lucky....but how do they war-game? whats the strategy, and who wins/who loses...whats the deal?

Shiv if you how it works, pl tell all and explain it here in detail or just find out about this deadly exercise and out it up for us...in fact better still just do some story for your channel...some half hour special..using some old footage/shots etc....I am sure you can do it...just put your heart and soul and dedicate your time into it.

Anonymous said...

Shiv where did you get these pix from ?

Whichever these aircraft are, I think they look sexier than our Sukhois, man.

Dont know about formations or the order they'll all fly in or the kinda war gaming that will happen, but all I can and want to say is that so many types of aircraft together will give such a beautiful sight to see over the US skies...wish we were there! They'll all gain so much from each other, atleast how to protect themselves, and then the exposure to war-game in US....My god, Sukhois are lucky....but how do they war-game? whats the strategy, and who wins/who loses...whats the deal?

Shiv if you how it works, pl tell all and explain it here in detail or just find out about this deadly exercise and out it up for us...in fact better still just do some story for your channel...some half hour special..using some old footage/shots etc....I am sure you can do it...just put your heart and soul and dedicate your time into it.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

This may not be related. But is the US lobbying for Patriot system a doom for Akash?

Last we heard, IAF has some "concerns" and required "improvements" to indigenous missile defense systems.Why is that someone is unhappy about every indigenous product?

Also isn't there is another AAD test scheduled in September?

Shiv Aroor said...

Anon: the US has been pitching the Patriot since late 2005, though they've been told that India isn't interested in purchasing the system outright. Lockheed-Martin, incidentally, has offered to help with India's anti-missile system, but continues to pitch the Patriot PAC-3. The IAF has ordered two squadrons of Akash so far, though the Akash does not have an ABM capability, so it doesn't really compete with the Patriot.