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Indian Coast Guard to acquire six aircraft (C-295/An-148)

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:34 pm    Post subject: Indian Coast Guard to acquire six aircraft (C-295/An-148) Reply with quote

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201612231048942017-airbus-antonov-deal-india/

Airbus, Antonov in Race for $826 million Indian Deal for Surveillance Planes

23.12.2016

The Indian government has decided to add six multi mission maritime aircraft to its coastal security guard. In a marathon meeting on Friday afternoon, sources say that Indian Defense Ministry gave its nod for the purchase of six aircraft at a cost of approximately $826 million. European major Airbus is the frontrunner for supplying aircraft to coastguard with its C-295 while Antonov of Ukrainian firm has also presented its An-148-300MP based on the An-32 platform for the deal.

The Indian Coast Guard requires six aircraft for a variety of roles from maritime surveillance and interdiction to air ambulance and pollution surveillance. The sensors will be integrated by India's Centre for Airborne Systems on a suitable platform. The Indian Coast Guard had placed an initial requirement of six aircraft which may be increased y three in the second phase. The platform supplier may get additional requirement of 10 aircraft in future if escalation cost is not too high.

Last year in May, Indian government had approved the purchase of 56 C-295 military planes which Airbus plans to build in partnership with Tata Advanced Systems of India. But, after more than a year, the project is yet to take off. The aircraft would replace the Indian Air Force's aging fleet of Avro jets. Currently, India's localized twin engine turboprop, maritime patrol aircraft Do-228 is the primary operational aircraft with the Indian Coast Guard.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why buy hardwares from Ukraine? It is an unstable state and down the road the entire Antonov enterprise may not exist. GOI donít waste your funds!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/make-in-india-manohar-parrikar-approves-indigenous-suveillance-planes/1/842851.html

Manohar Parrikar approves manufacture of six indigenous coast guard surveillance planes

December 26, 2016

In a boost to Make in India in military sector, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared a proposal to develop six indigenous surveillance planes for the coast guard.

Hitting two birds with one stone for Make in India, the planes to be used for the project would be the C-295 transport aircraft to be built by Tata-Airbus consortium.

This would help in increasing the order for the Avro aircraft replacements being built for the Indian Air Force.

The case for P-8I aircraft being used by navy was also being pushed for the coast guard. However, it chose the indigenous option as it felt its requirements could be fulfiled by the DRDO.

Once completed, the DRDO would also look into the possibility of exporting thematic surveillance aircraft to friendly foreign countries.

Coast Guard has been going indigenous way in modernising it's aviation wing as it is also buying 16 advanced light helicopters for ship-borne operations.

It is also in the final stages of buying 14 EC-725 medium weight choppers from Airbus as part of its shore-based fleet to carry out surveillance and search and rescue missions there.

The hub for the Coast Guard choppers would be set up in Goa, where the original equipment manufacturer would maintain the fleet.

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