Friday, June 03, 2011

PHOTOS: IAF Inducts Israel-built Medium Power Radar


Photos Courtesy DPR Defence / IAF

35 comments :

Anonymous said...

Congrats DRDO and IAF.

Anonymous said...

thank god u cleared the air...that parsun created hell of problem by saying these are Israle made....

Anonymous said...

Any details on this radar?

abhi said...

cant believe that DRDO build this radar, looks very similar to Elta system radar....

Anonymous said...

Another Image of radar

http://billionaires-static.forbes.com/imageserve/0eXvfLw3P8aoN/x160.jpg

Anonymous said...

Physical fitness seems to be quite low in IAF. Almost all of them are in poor shape. It seems they have never been to a gym for ages.

Anonymous said...

Shiv is it a 4D radar.. can you please reply it.. there is not sufficient information on your blog or any one else

Anonymous said...

Wow good job drdo

Gaurav said...

Is that AESA fixed or is it mounted on some truck?

prs said...

what does this radar do?

Anonymous said...

you mean the ELTA Systems-built EL/M-2084 MMR :)

Mirza said...

Some details would useful!

Mr. Ra said...

Physical fitness is generally good except for the front row.

Even if some Israeli hand is involved it is excellent for DRDO, IAF, India and the people.

Atul said...

Its a Isreal radar.ELTA Systems-built EL/M-2084 MMR. Elta Reps were also there on site. Pl refer news item
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/military-and-space/Arudhra-Medium-Power-Radar-inducted-in-the-IAF.html

Anonymous said...

Drdo rocks!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Guys, Shiv is saying Indian Built but what he is not saying is the technology could be Israeli.

At the moment there seems to be no disconnect between what shiv and prasun are saying.

Anonymous said...

Prasun is a well known liar and copy paste person. Do not believe what he says. He has been busted so many times. Shiv is much much more credible and always reliable.

The radar is completely different than EL/M-2084.

Anonymous said...

How many Arudhra Radar are on Order ???

Atul said...

I dont care if prasun is a so called copy and paste. Truth has to b told, As it is- hence just copy and paste! I am no fan of prasun- but at least i am not scared and ashamed of my identity- anon 1.26. The truth abt the radar wud b out soon, maybe shiv wud report it. Taking names, especially fr somebody who prefers to remain anon.. Is probably bcause of low self esteem.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

Are yaar Anon@10.54AM, why are you bursting Parsun's arse for no good reason? Instead why don't you ask Shiv Aroor to post in full the press release put out by MoD's DPR or the IAF's CPRO? In that press release it is clearly stated that "The event was attended by large number of Air Force officers from Air Headquarters, Headquarters South Western Air Command, including the representatives of original equipment manufacturer ELTA Systems Ltd, from Israel."
Normally Shiv will post the entire press release along with the photos, but this time for reasons unknown to me he didn't do it and instead gave an erroneous headline for his story. Now, is that Parsun's fault? Or is it Prasun's fault?

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To Anon@9PM: 34 units.

Anonymous said...

Come on guys, Does it matter if it is desi or va-desi as long as it does the job. DRDO always like the beat their chest years before anything that is opreational, so thats why i don't think this is DRDO work. We would have heard it at least 15 years ago.

Another good image

http://i55.tinypic.com/xfavyf.jpg

Shiv Aroor said...

Correct. This is an Israeli radar as Prasun points out, and as is mentioned in the press release. Not an Indian-built one as my post said. My mistake.

@Prasun: Contrary to your understanding, this blog doesn't publish press releases as default (so those "reasons unknown" are actually just the norm here on Livefist).

Here's the IAF's press release in full:

ARUDHRA MEDIUM POWER RADAR (MPR) INDUCTED IN THE IAF

New Delhi : 03 Jun 2011

Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, Chief of the Air Staff today inducted the first Medium Power Radar (MPR), named Arudhra by the IAF at Air Force Station Naliya in Gujrat.

At Naliya, an airbase which plays a pivotal role in the air defence of Saurashtra Kutch Region, the induction of this state of the art radar forms a part of radar upgradation and towards integration of all sensors into an Air Defence network.

This event at the culmination of Commanders’ Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) saw Air Marshal A K Gogoi accompanying the Air Chief. Officers from Air HQ and South Western Air Command (SWAC) as well as representatives of ELTA Systems Ltd, Israel, the Original Equipment Manufacturer of the radar were also present on the occasion.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To Shiv Aroor: Many thanks for the heads-up, & keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

so is it indian built but israeli origin OR it is made in israel and just imported here someone pls explain

Anonymous said...

Israeli or Indian? Which is it???

Anonymous said...

I might be the mighty pessimist here but all i see is a bunch of potbellied service men posing with a radar which was made by a foreign country. If this is progress and calls for congratulations....well we need to re-think.

Tats

Anonymous said...

Oops. I missed Shivs last post about it being Israeli. Ok, thats clear now, its Israeli not DRDO.

Anonymous said...

See Shiv's post above. It's Israeli.

Anonymous said...

pls check it shiv ......
acc to many reports it is an indegenous radar ................

Akash.. said...

All the world is telling it is indigenous Radar but you & Prashun is only telling it is israel built radar... what is going on...

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To Akash@9PM: What exactly is your problem? Having problems digesting the truth? Both Shiv Aroor and this 'Prashun' fella stated that the Arudhra is an Israel-built radar simply because the Indian Air Force itself has said so in a press release (posted above by Shiv). So why are you still confused? It is not the whole world which is saying that the Arudhra is an indigenous radar, but only an erroneous and misleading news report originating from the IANS news agency which claimed that the Arudhra is indigenous. Does that now clear all your doubts? If not, then kindly approach at your own peril ACM P V 'Poncho' Naik to tell you the gospel truth.

Anonymous said...

This is a radar developed by ELTA Isreal in collaboration with DRDO. Many of our defence systems are JVs with foreign countries, with key systems being fully indeginised for obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...

Its a static but transportable radar , got rusted before installation. So u can better understand how it would work? ? ? And those potbellies old people hv just mug up the features of radar that wont work at all. I dun noe y india cant able to make its own radar .even then we r saying we r developing.

Anonymous said...

Some claims for it is indigenous :
http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs/LRDE/English/index.jsp?pg=achieve.jsp

http://www.defencenow.com/news/199/iaf-beefs-up-network-centric-operations-installs-new-radars-along-gujarat.html