The same argument since ever:
Dont you think eventually we will have 10-12 ton class drones to carry similar weapon package with better radar and stealth feature ?LCH is being bought to support infantry and for use in the mountains. Apache is needed against armour in the army and against SAMs, other high value targets and also support the army's offensive.
Eventually, as the economy grows and we get more money, an Indian Apache is necessary to fill in the numbers component because it can carry more payload.
While it's true that we will need next gen helicopters, but first someone has to build it and then make it a proven system, which by itself will take 10-15 years. And then we will need it only for some highly specific combat missions or terrain-specific missions where the added performance is necessary, so the workhorse will continue to be helicopters like the IMRH. Most missions that current gen helicopters do will be basic stuff like hauling cargo or transporting personnel, so it's unlikely for such helicopters to disappear anytime soon anyway.
UCAV attack helicopters? Yes, it's possible, but unlikely to happen anytime soon.Dont you think eventually we will have 10-12 ton class drones to carry similar weapon package with better radar and stealth feature ?
I just saw it on TV ticker, had a chill down my spine
Looks like, No structural damages...
Phew! Saved 150 million dollars....
i think there was an incident in leh i guess ,where tail was damged when it hit a pole ,i thought it was c17So far IAF C 17 has not yet crashed
( Thank God and touch wood )
One C 130 crashed in a Hill many years back
While practicing low level flights for
Can you elaborate? cause as far as this incident is concerned, there was an engine failure. The pilot had a choice to go back to base on a single engine or land immediately. He chose the latter and as a result we still have an intact airframe. I would call him sufficiently or maybe more than sufficiently trained.traditional problems