Equipped with an Infrared Detection Set (IDS), the aircraft can perform precision low level flying, airdrops and landing in blackout conditions.
What does IRDS stand for?
IRDS stands for Infrared Detection Set
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We have 31 other meanings of IRDS in our Acronym Attic
- Institut de Recherche et de Documentation Pédagogique (French: Institute for Research and Educational Documentation; Switzerland)
- Integrated Rural Development Programme (India)
- Internet Router Discovery Protocol (computer networking)
- Iraq Research and Documentation Project (Harvard University/Iraq Foundation)
- l'Institut de Réadaptation en Déficience Physique de Québec
- Institut de Recherche et de Développement de la Qualité (French: Institute for Research and Development of Quality)
- Immune-Related Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis
- Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Information Resource Dictionary System
- Infrared Detecting Set
- Infrared Detection System
- Infrastructure Resource Dictionary System
- Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (India)
- Interim Radar Display System (Australia)
- International Rare Disease Support Network
- International Rice Drought Screening Nursery (now IRDTN)
- Infra Red Defeating Smoke Simulator
- Integrated Regional Development Support System (community connection project)
- Inflatable Re-entry and Descent Technology
- Infrared Digital Thermometer (non-contact temperature measurement device)
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Equipped with India-unique operational equipment, including an infrared detection set (IDS), the aircraft for the first time will provide the IAF an ability to conduct precision low-level flying operations, airdrops and landings in blackout conditions.
Power Plant: Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engines Thrust: 4,910 shaft horsepower each engine Length: 97 feet, 9 inches Height: 38 feet, 6 inches Wingspan: 132 feet, 7 inches Speed: 300 mph Range: Approximately 1,300 nautical miles Ceiling: 33,000 feet Maximum Takeoff Weight: 155,000 pounds Ranger: 2,700 nautical miles Ceiling: 25,000 feet Maximum Take off Weight: 155,000 pounds Armament: AC-130H/U: 40mm cannon and 105mm cannon; AC-130U: 25mm gun warfare officer and eight enlisted (flight engineer, TV operator, infrared detection set operator, loadmaster, four aerial gunners) Deployment Date: AC-130H, 1972 Unit Cost: AC-130H, $132.