Indian Navy ordered five again to the Russian early-warning helicopters card -31 (Figure)
Indian navy has been equipped with nine cards -31 early warning helicopters
ATHENS 11 news: According to ITAR reports, India’s Cabinet Committee responsible for security affairs was approved on August 4 to Russia to buy five cards-31 carrier-based early warning helicopter program. Indian government sources said the move was to consolidate and enhance the Indian Navy to detect and track sea and land targets.
Indian navy has been equipped with nine cards -31 early warning helicopters, were deployed in the “virrat” aircraft carrier and “Tal Val (Talwar)” class stealth frigates.
to the Indian Navy’s air force for modernization, India is currently abroad on a variety of models to assess the performance of the helicopter. Indian military also announced the purchase last year, 10-ton multi-purpose helicopter tender.
card in the card -29 -31 assault support helicopter carrier after a series of improvements based on the increase, through the installation of long-range early warning radar to develop a carrier-based AWACS fleet, mainly used to provide fleet air defense warning, and guidance functions of both communications relay.
the early-warning helicopter developed in 1992, 1995 Moscow air show in his first public appearance. Its maximum takeoff weight of 12.2 tons, cruising speed 220 km/h, service ceiling 3500 m, maximum range of 600 km. Machine equipped with E-801M Flat radar antenna, 6 meters long, 1 m wide, total weight 200 kg. Radar Folding usually stored in the body, when work started in the lower body to the speed of rotation every 10 seconds. The radar can identify 200 targets simultaneously detect and track 40 targets, to search and track low-altitude, low altitude flying of small targets.
according to data released 俄罗斯卡莫夫 helicopter, airborne radar on the cards -31 of fighter planes, helicopters, cruise missiles, early warning distance of up to 120 km, the distance of the small vessels of up to 200 early-warning km above the target of an early warning for large distances of up to 300 kilometers. In addition, it can other ships, aircraft and satellite reconnaissance information to obtain real-time data transmission to the appropriate destination, in order to achieve information sharing fleet.
card -31 early warning helicopters and warships, aircraft and ground equipment will be coordinated so that carrier-based, air and shore-based weapons performance to 1.5 times the original. In the same combat tasks to complete when using the card -31 range early warning aircraft than the large fixed-wing close to 20 times cheaper. (Spring)