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by Prasad
19 Sep 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76890

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

ashishvikas wrote:Beautiful picture of Naval Mk2

https://twitter.com/SpokespersonMoD/sta ... 19232?s=19

Beaut. Btw does this mean no wingtip station like the IAF version?
by Prasad
17 Sep 2019 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76890

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

To add - Cmde Balaji said those in Feb '17. We're here 2 years later and Mk2 isn't ready. I did not get you. He said they were going to start metal cutting soon at AI '17 presscon. For the Mk2. Along with the design features such as moving landing gear to wing roots etc. Just that IN's sudden suppo...
by Prasad
17 Sep 2019 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76890

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil wrote:Tejas Mk2 news is true. LCA NAvy Mk2 is a sad story. The challenge is not technical. I will leave it at that.

To add - Cmde Balaji said those in Feb '17. We're here 2 years later and Mk2 isn't ready.
by Prasad
14 Sep 2019 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76890

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

And fine tune lots of things for when we need to field an unmanned aircraft on our carriers. That day is not far.
by Prasad
14 Sep 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 576930

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Chola, Was the platform selected by DRDO or somebody else? Why was it stopped at 3? We all know the answers. Neither IAF nor DRDO is at fault, as usual. Karan, You left out a few pointers. Range, fuel consumption, cost of operation (partly overlaps with fuel consumption) Cost of platform+modificatio...
by Prasad
13 Sep 2019 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 576930

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Well you need MoD, IAF & MoF to sit down at one table, list out a 5 year acquisition schedule and hash out what MoF will let you buy. Talking past each other will not work. But this needs leadership.
by Prasad
13 Sep 2019 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 221859

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Corruption and unequal enforcement is an excuse. With our population a lone constable at a signal cannot possibly catch all violators. That is beyond anyone. Buut, start fining people for all the things they're not doing regularly and you'll see the knock-on effect. How many people ran to get pollut...
by Prasad
13 Sep 2019 10:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion
Replies: 477
Views: 55790

Re: Indian Urban Development and Public Policy Discussion

They're buying BYD buses. Whats there to cheer about! These guys will flood our market given govts all over planning to go electric.
by Prasad
12 Sep 2019 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3769
Views: 504034

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Didn't Alpha make them?
Also Jays,
looks like the IR detector is being procured from semiconductor devices? So atleast then, no desi fpa. It is in the works though.
by Prasad
11 Sep 2019 20:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3795
Views: 685910

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Much of the demand in 2018 came from rural areas. A dampening there would cause a drop in overall demand.
by Prasad
11 Sep 2019 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430631

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It is a ramjet powered missile. Nothing fancy. You could turn the Akash into one and call it Pinaka 3 in a few years' time.
by Prasad
10 Sep 2019 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3769
Views: 504034

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

It is a national level issue. Of not being able to provide world-class post-grad, phd & post-doc programs for the top students in this country. Take a look at this paper for instance, on IIT JEE Rank 1 students in the past 40 years https://www.currentscience.ac.in/Volumes/115/06/1017.pdf 30 of t...
by Prasad
09 Sep 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

The catfish seems to have something akin to cheek arrays.
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by Prasad
09 Sep 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1992
Views: 216368

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Unfortunately I agree with the yak-herder. Despite the sheer rage that the commentators induce each time they yack on over the multiple callouts during a launch or a landing, the lay person (who is in the majority) needs the commentator to explain wth is going on. Would it be nicer to have a separat...
by Prasad
07 Sep 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710064

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I would add upgrade IRST along with Irbis-E (Prefer a 2000 TR modules GaN AESA radar instead though). There won't be a 2000 TRM GaN jet FCR! For the simple reason, the jet won't be able to provide enough power for such a radar! A 10W 2k TRM GaAs can theorically pump out 20KW power. A 30W GaN 2k TRM...
by Prasad
05 Sep 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1074
Views: 304822

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Sorry private players cant work on future promises. Ther airframes are not changing so give the order so they can plan their manufacturing. Sitting in Delhi and thinking you can get it like a calatolg order is the problem. If the price for the planes is settled why are the MoD fooling around with t...
by Prasad
05 Sep 2019 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8545

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

We were talking about AMCA first flight in the previous thread. I remember first flight was expected to be before the Mk2 prototype, around 2025.
by Prasad
04 Sep 2019 20:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519501

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

China is censoring searching for Carrie Lam's name and withdrawal of this bill on the mainland internet. As usual.

Global Times article - Resurgent identity in ascendant India
by Prasad
01 Sep 2019 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915109

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Not to mention Chinese are churning out Y-20s equipped with Russian engines, albeit underpowered. Next gen engines will give them the required performance.
by Prasad
30 Aug 2019 21:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 445728

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

First flight was supposed to be before 2030.
by Prasad
26 Aug 2019 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915109

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Is Hal trying to upgrade the Jag engine in-house? That would be something... Adour engine project has been ongoing for a while now. compressor side appears to be done and turbine side is being done now. Blades were machined by a private company in bangalore earlier. Not sure if they're being done n...
by Prasad
24 Aug 2019 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 294
Views: 74965

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

GripenE has two prototypes flying with third almost ready midway this year. And they've started serial production. So not far fetched to have concurrent production.
by Prasad
23 Aug 2019 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1921
Views: 326396

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Porkis can be counted on to be tactically brilliant. Taliban Khan's idiotic tweets today of "false flag" nonsense is prime musharaf territory.
by Prasad
23 Aug 2019 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 294
Views: 74965

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

We have to take into account the fact that the IAF wants 200(+?) numbers of the MWF. That means, you can do tranche/blocks development with it. You don't need to prove everything initially while starting production. Progressive capability enhancement can be done while in service. And building them w...
by Prasad
22 Aug 2019 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915109

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

ldev and prasad, I thought screech or jet engine noise is due to the mixing of turbulent flow from the the combustion and is like air flow in an organ pipe or flute. In supersonic flow there is expansion and contraction similar to an accordion which adds to the phenomenon. So it needs nozzle exhaus...
by Prasad
22 Aug 2019 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491175

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

My fault. So despite having an rwr most likely he pursued his prey. Guts only.

We've had a long-standing agreement of not approaching the loc upto a certain distance keeping it a no-man's land. I presume that is gone now?
by Prasad
22 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388605

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^The French are reportedly offering less than 6 billion Euros for the second batch of 36, with an increased delivery schedule of 1 per month for the next 6 years. That is a lot. I think the Egyptians got them at 92m euros each in their follow-on deal. 1.1 billion euros for 12. 6bn/36 = 160mn each...
by Prasad
21 Aug 2019 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I know we talk of "mix" a lot here. There was a RAND study on airpower based on the Libyan attack which compared the F-16 to the F-15 in combat "efficiency" and came to the conclusion that despite the F-16 being a "lighter" fighter, the F-15 was more efficient at causin...
by Prasad
21 Aug 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915109

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So the conclusions were that un-defined parameters within the Kaveri core were causing the screech during re-heat/afterburning. Had a decision been made to go and buy the M-88 core, the resulting engine would have been a M-88-Kaveri "hybrid". Again, one of the options for getting rid of t...
by Prasad
21 Aug 2019 15:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4316
Views: 230963

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Its near Nallamalla forests and Krishna flows nearby. That question is legitimate given how many millions depend on that water.
by Prasad
21 Aug 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Perhaps not in a conflict with the porkis. But we really do need to tailor our requirements to project power into Tibet and East into Kunming. And let us be honest here, the chinese can move a heck of a lot of bomber and heavy fighters from the east. Effectiveness in Tibet, training, logistics etc e...
by Prasad
21 Aug 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491175

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

So if the Mig-21 had had a RWR, he would have had the chance to evade the incoming amraam and come back unscathed.
by Prasad
21 Aug 2019 14:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 221859

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The Wire @thewire_in · Aug 19 "The war against the constitution, Muslim and Christian minorities, and dissenters in @narendramodi’s first tenure was still covert guerrilla action. Today, with home minister @AmitShah by his side, the civil war is out in the open." | @harsh_mander Ravinar @...
by Prasad
21 Aug 2019 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915109

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Screech is an afterburner related issue, not core.
by Prasad
20 Aug 2019 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491175

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

ramana wrote:I was hoping Gen Paddy would be first Lt Governor of UJK or UL. But he is has done his time and should enjoy his rest.

Should be physically able sir. Age is a thing unfortunately.

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