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Friday, May 18, 2007

India reacts to Tamil Tiger "Flying Corps"


Reported as Flying LTTE Tigers Help Spur India's Aerostat Radar Buy from Israel:
In spite of an interview in which Air Chief Fali Homi Major called the situation an irritant to India rather than a threat, the Indian military's reaction suggests that they are not taking the Tigers lightly. Part of their response includes a follow-on buy from Israel of very advanced surveillance radars mounted on tethered aerostat blimps...
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Daily India reports that the attacks in Sri Lanka have raised "serious concerns" among the Indian defence forces "since there are greater chances that the high-range RADARS used by military might fail to detect the intrusion." This is very possible, given horizontal scan limits imposed by the horizon against low-flying aircraft.

The Times of India adds: "...especially with central and peninsular India being quite devoid of medium-level and low-level radar coverage, as reported by TOI earlier."

In response, The Indian Navy plans to press more UAVs into service around nearby coastal areas, and also plans to send 2 more ships into the region. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has reportedly mobilized small mobile Russian radars around strategic installations, including the nuclear plant at Kalpakkam.
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