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India to buy 11 Dornier planes from Germany
The purchase of Dornier-228 planes along with spares, engines, ground support equipment and operational role equipment would come at a price of Rs 726 crore including Rs 431.65 crore foreign exchange component, Mukherjee said.
These aircraft, already being flown by the Navy and Coast Guard, will be used for maritime surveillance, he said.
The CCS also authorised limited upgradation of 14 vertical landing and take-off Sea Harrier fighter jets of Navy at a cost of Rs 476.69 crore, the Defence Minister said.
He said the upgradation will involve replacement of radars, fitting these with latest air-to-air missiles from Israeli firm Raphael, combat manoeuvring flight recorder, and digital cockpit voice recorder.
Originally posted by waynos
According to Jane's the range of the Do 228 is 724 miles compared with 1,500 miles for the P-3 and more than 6,000 miles for the Nimrod MR/A.4 (I have re-checked those figures because I found that last one quite incredible).
227 aircraft are in the US Navy fleet but this is to be reduced to 150 by 2005 and the entire fleet is to be replaced by 2013.
Originally posted by Harlequin
so , the harriers are going FRS 2 standard -
whats the chance of the gripen over the MiG29?