24 Ağustos 2005 Çarşamba

Hindistan'ın Escort Jammer İhalesi

Hindistan Savunma Bakanlığı, Hava Kuvvetleri envanterindeki Jaguar saldırı uçakları için Escort Jammer podu ihalesine çıkıyor. İhalenin maddi boyutu 50 milyon $ ve adaylar arasında İsrail'den Elbit ve IAI, Fransa'dan Thales ve İngiltere'den BAE bulunuyor. Toplam ihtiyaç 18 adet pod, k, bu bir filo ediyor.

Hint Hava Kuvvetleri halihazırda Jaguar uçakları için bir modernizasyon programı uyguluyor. Habere göre Hindustan Aerospace Limited (HAL) tarafından ilk 29 uçaktan 17'sinin modernizasyonu tamamlanmış durumda. Nükleer silah taşıma kapasitesini haiz Hint Jaguar'ları ayrıca Hint üretimi NAVWAS seyrüsefer ve saldırı aviyonik sistemi ile donatılmış.



Bir dip not olarak da 1980'lerin başında 140 adet olarak envantere giren Jaguar'lardan 40'ının kaza kırıma uğradığı verilmiş.

Escort Jammer tedariği gündemde olan Türkiye'nin kanımca, bu ihaleyi yakından takip etmesi gerekmekte.

India Prepares To Shop for Escort Jammers
By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI, NEW DELHI


The Indian Defence Ministry shortly will float a limited global tender for procurement of sophisticated escort jamming systems for its Air Force’s Jaguar combat fleet, allowing the British-made aircraft to suppress enemy strategic air defense systems and protect itself during deep penetration missions.

A senior Defence Ministry official said the $50 million tender will be floated in September, inviting overseas defense firms — including Israel’s Elbit and Israel Aircraft Industries, France’s Thales and Britain’s BAE SYSTEMS — to supply escort jammers for one squadron of 18 Jaguar aircraft.

Once these systems are mounted, the Jaguar aircraft will be able to jam enemy radar and, using anti-radiation missiles likely to be procured in the future, destroy ground radar stations.

Escort jammers also would enable the Jaguars to detect incoming beyond-visual-range missiles and effectively jam an enemy’s early warning radar and C4I systems.

State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), Bangalore, has completed upgrades to the first 17 of 29 Air Force Jaguars. The upgraded aircraft, which can carry nuclear weapons, is the mainstay of the Air Force.

The twin-seater Jaguars are deep-strike penetration fighters fitted with India’s Navigation and Warfare Attack System (NAVWAS), which will help the Air Force enhance its firepower. The upgraded NAVWAS was developed jointly by HAL and the Defense Avionics Research Establishment, Bangalore. The plane’s avionics suite equips the upgraded Jaguars for night attacks. The Jaguar’s mission computer was developed by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the software by HAL and DRDO.

The Indian Air Force has lost 40 of the 140 Jaguars it procured beginning in the 1980s.

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=1054319&C=mideast

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