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by saps
11 Jul 2014 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 200659

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

How do you know this? Even when spin tests where aborted, we don't know if it could have recovered or not. The test was simply aborted when entry into spin tests were not deemed to be safe. Sorry not understood...spin test aborted. My memory recollects that two fine gentlemen had to eject out of du...
by saps
10 Jul 2014 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 200659

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

The IAF needs the plane now and it could accept the plane (which is pretty far along in its flight testing) with some relaxation to its stringent requirements. And have fighter pilots or even pilots passing out flying academies with experience of only take off and landings. Cause IJT cannot stall s...
by saps
13 Mar 2014 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 200659

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

So because I said chief is wrong on his presumptions my statements are asinine and my behavior is arrogant? What that makes you then? His remarks are offending, plain and simple. You can't prove that wrong by jumping on me and personally attacking me. If IAF does not have the resources or money to ...
by saps
03 Jan 2014 18:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267404

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

If it is not possible, it doesn't matter if there is no plan B, Plan A still goes out of the window. And the sooner the IAF is told, the sooner they can start thinking of alternatives. Like others have said, more MKIs and LCA's is an option. May not be ideal, but it is better than nothing. Why not ...
by saps
11 Sep 2013 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

before you feel sad, think about what missions each of these aircraft are required to perform and then how many of each might be required Now if we go by the winds of change, its only downfall. Unless something spectacular happens in next 2-3 yrs. Mig 21's on the way out; Mig 27 with loads of issue...
by saps
11 Sep 2013 18:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Just as a data-point: the IAF is on record that the 2 x Tejas Squadrons are absolutely required to be operational under 12th Plan (2012-2017) to ensure that Squadron strength does not breach the lakshman-rekha of 34 Squadrons. Taking on from here, if we assume 60-75% flight line serviceability star...
by saps
10 Sep 2013 07:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

You want production order to be increased for a product which is yet to enter service from a manufacturer who is rolling out the first high performance aircraft? You do realize that the first squadron to enter service will be used to iron out any issues in the aircraft. And that is why it is being ...
by saps
09 Sep 2013 16:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

are strategic thinking part of their job descriptions? may be the answers lies there. the structure under which men and materials are put is important to set on the table when we point fingers. Lets not fool ourself; he has no say. Do you think all that is thought of strategically is taken cognizan...
by saps
09 Sep 2013 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Delay and procastinate is the policy of military. I wonder whether any Chief has written a letter to support any indigenous product like the support given to Swiss junk. Well what do you expect him to do, stop his production line (rookie training) or pause undertaking air maintenance mission. Yes; ...
by saps
06 Sep 2013 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Because the big mile stone is getting unacceptably delayed. The rate at which HAL is going around making it, it is any ones guess when a meaningful number will be available. And all the "oh LCA is a complex system" makes no sense in the given context. What is HAL? A cycle repair shop? Or ...
by saps
11 Aug 2013 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 207042

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

The 21 is not a forgiving aircraft - it was built in a different era for a different war with very different loss dynamics where a classification such as interceptor still existed. Components age, airframes age, engines age and most importantly expectations change. A fighter ought to be as easy to ...
by saps
04 Aug 2013 07:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 207042

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Seems to me that the specifications were modified to fit the PC-7. Something that the IAF did and if there is anyone who needs to explain it should be the IAF. Tell me does any one has access to the effects of event of grounding of HPT-32 on the training of ab initio aircrew. Effect on IAF training...
by saps
23 Jun 2013 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfighter
Replies: 48
Views: 6245

Re: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfigh

Recently read a lot about 3-D printing advances in China and its uses in sophisticated equipment. Comments and updates please !!
by saps
16 Apr 2013 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 207042

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

The young engineer is visibly charged. “We can test the craft by 2015 and go into production mode two years from there.” But he is not privy to the slipping timeline wrt training requirements and requirements to up the intake....how would one stop gap the period from now till...2018-2020. Its alrig...
by saps
09 Feb 2013 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Quote: http://www.aerospaceindia.org/Air%20Pow ... er%202.pdf Page 21 of the PDF, second last paragraph The fuzes for the aviation bombs were developed by ARDE. However, their usage has been discontinued as incidents of air burst occurred due to certain design deficiencies. The ARDE was initially r...
by saps
09 Dec 2012 18:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I think that nobody has right to criticize HAL unless they have personally set up production line for a fighter. Even though HAL chief has not set up anything except push paper when he was appointed to head HAL. Hence it is permissible to head, manage and mess up HAL but not criticize. Anyway due t...
by saps
09 Dec 2012 12:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 214835

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Either you fund the project in a right way or not, but it a different kind of project of high uncertanity. Shukla saab need to understand these, or he just want a good TRP on his blog. Can we safely assume that the first squadron at this rate would be up only by end 2014 or first half of 2015 and t...
by saps
09 Oct 2012 01:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267404

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Can we contribute...........lets try...........
by saps
05 Mar 2012 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

Sincerely hope.....Hotel Alpha Lima's hand in servicing these birds is not the issue.....
by saps
10 Jan 2012 16:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 207042

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

hat would be the best thing that can happen , I recollect looking at HTT-35 mockup and its superb cockpit view with those bubble canopy .... why they should import a trainer is something beyond me when way back in 1995 HAL has been displaying HTT-35 mockup. Even though i fully agree that we should ...
by saps
18 Dec 2011 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 890029

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

[quote="eklavya"][quote="munda"] But its a legitimate point and concern that I raised and which you cannot suppress. Just a few months back there was a case of Gen. Avdhesh in land grabbing scandal in Kolkata, how about that?[/quote] No, it is not a legitimate point of concern. T...
by saps
03 Dec 2011 14:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 699665

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Recalling my conversation with one insider; I was told that rear view mirrors are good only for nearly nothing; they come in handy only either in spotting tail quarter / rear ward scan for threats or in some rare circumstances.. when the adversary has no visual on threat but you are lucky enough to ...
by saps
30 Nov 2011 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865671

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Can someone dig up on "Weather the larzac powered IJT was meeting the ASR specs", my take is that it wasnt by even a long shot.

Any guru's who would like to throw any ideas...
by saps
29 Nov 2011 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865671

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Guess, the reason it wasnt clubbed with earlier one was because there was strong current of having our national aerobatic in indigenous ac may be IJT. Or that could have been HAL's promise to keep their research going. But alas with the failure of spin test of IJT the horizon itself has shifted by a...
by saps
05 Nov 2011 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

Veer Alarm, as covered is an ancient system. I had written in the earlier post about the carriage of SARBE-8 system; if i am correct then i think that almost all the fleet of IAF are likely to get, or in the process of fitting with the system. ITS a CSAR capable system, pl have a look on the capabil...
by saps
03 Nov 2011 22:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 699665

Re: LCA News and Discussions

From the first hand experience of HAL-BIT build simulators...........there is still a long way to travel forward before we reach globally acceptable standards.

Any developments to enhance knowledge are welcome.

cheers
by saps
27 Oct 2011 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

[IMG]http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1571/80478493.jpg[/IMG]
Shot at 2011-10-27

a basic diagram of TRN, looking for better one though.
by saps
27 Oct 2011 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

the previous post is for terrain referenced navigation. learning from hidden archives, just did so for images. Trying to figure out how to add pdf reference, any help welcome !!
by saps
27 Oct 2011 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

Forget it, i thought that there would be some sense in dropping in what i know, i am not interested in giving out anything. Good to read out stuff.

All the best for your internetting discussion with open source information.
by saps
27 Oct 2011 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

the more curious ones can request me on the AGARD Aerospace nav systems volume. Its only 500 pages of sheer tech data, all doubts here about speed and computational requirements would get sorted out in perspective.

Hope a search for this book would satisfy some requirements of authenticity.
by saps
27 Oct 2011 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

Its good to see the discussion still alive, after my brief disappearance.

Please educate me on how to post images, text from pdf files and data from web pages.

Would drop in some real not so available gen, about TERPROM and stuff.

Educate please..
by saps
23 Oct 2011 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1360
Views: 126941

Re: BR Forum Feedback

why has this been added.....

elaborate....pls........
by saps
23 Oct 2011 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

UAV's crash when they are out of data link ...not because they dont know where or what they are doing.... they are pre programmed to get home....in case of loss of data links.. Saps - please explain the following bolded parts of your post - 1. If they are pre programmed to get home....in case of lo...
by saps
23 Oct 2011 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

TERPROM, why is it applicable only for strike missions? It is useful in some strike missions, where mission planning can map and feed routes. You're utterly failing to comprehend that not every square meter of India, Pakistan or Himalayas can be 3-D mapped, stored and analysed in real time. TERPROM...
by saps
23 Oct 2011 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

Why am I reminded of Hollywood flick 'stealth' after reading some of the posts on TERPROM ? :) The key point to note is human reaction time has not changed much ever since the man took to air , one can do a rough calculation as to what kind of tolerances we are talking about given the avg. human re...
by saps
23 Oct 2011 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

sir, I think that the discussion has drifted well beyond where it started.....could we prevent such occurrences. Now ppl are mixed up with fast low flying with full authority to systems in Himalayan terrain. My humble submission after reading so many wise post was only this......in the present set o...
by saps
22 Oct 2011 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

A hand held air worthy GPS can and does show terrain clearance data within the selected scale and the tolerances given in the setup...which normally starts from hundred of feet to all the way to couple of hundred of kilometers... since it does contain digital database.... may not be accurate to wpn ...
by saps
22 Oct 2011 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

Well, all is well understood..but if we live with "all is well" syndrome....guess no lessons would be derived... like the D-jinn-go analogy though.... It may just be true.. Wish everything is as you say..... "The personnel on the job are seasoned, and their leadership experienced with...
by saps
22 Oct 2011 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2617
Views: 369209

Re: Military Flight Safety

[quote="shiv"][quote="saps"]If i remember correctly when installed the beacon are capable of operating a burst transmission of their location [/quote] Transmitted to whom? Who or what picks it up. It is a satellite and that is well known. Wiki has a page on it. The older systems ...

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