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by babbupandey
07 Mar 2012 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 207285

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Austin wrote:Su-30MKI versus Rafale

http://www.aviatia.net/versus/rafale-vs-su-30mki/


I am tempted to take it with a pinch of salt. I don't know how they calculated the probability of win and this is for the first time I have seen aircraft being compared in terms of fuel economy (like they are scooters)
by babbupandey
19 Jul 2011 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 348413

Re: Military Multimedia Content

Hiten wrote:lectures from the Helicopters session
HELINA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCp85Y30ybk


It says NAG seeker range is only 3km, whereas I learnt earlier that NAG will have 4+ km range.
by babbupandey
18 Jun 2011 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 764179

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

Talking of Nirbhay, does anyone have a clue about its test firing? The DRDO had announced in 2007 that it will be test fired in 2009, if that schedule is to be believed, they are lagging by almost two years.
by babbupandey
13 Jun 2011 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 446
Views: 82595

Re: Military Humor and related

Pakistani Intelligence Announces Its Full Cooperation With U.S. Forces.... http://o.onionstatic.com/images/articles/article/20681/Pakistani_Intelligence_R_jpg_600x345_crop-smart_upscale_q85.jpg The Onion has an uncanny ability of hitting the nail on head every time - it cracked me up. :lol:
by babbupandey
05 Jun 2011 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 924
Views: 212152

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

You misunderstood my post. My point is simple - MoD as well as IAF top brass is living under mohmaaya of foreign technology and products. Even Ex-IAF chief has admitted on this. Why we fight then? A simple fact is, our armed forces were not technically advanced during 1947 and we have regularly tak...
by babbupandey
05 Jun 2011 00:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 873981

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

QUESTION 1: Does this mean that the stated ranges for all of the higher-speed IGMDP missiles is actually 40% greater than initially claimed? QUESTION 2: From what I understand (and please someone, correct me if I'm wrong), if a missile is capable of leaving the atmosphere, then it should not take v...
by babbupandey
01 Jun 2011 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 601044

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

ramana wrote:abhishek, Last photo. One of them is a BRF member!


Really? :eek:

Can you identify which one? If not publicly then may be a private message
by babbupandey
10 Apr 2011 00:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 719756

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

In Siachen, HAL Dhruv proves a world-beater http://iafnews.nuvodev.com/posts/in-siachen-hal-dhruv-proves-a-world-beater/ This is old news. Question for Mr. Nair: I agree that we can't have everything indigenous, it's not cost effective. But, are there any components in the current configuration whi...
by babbupandey
21 Mar 2011 03:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 873981

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Isn't CL20 an explosive?
And we are yet to perfect that technology.
by babbupandey
17 Feb 2011 17:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 719756

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

From Anantha Krishnan's blog tarmak007: http://tarmak007.blogspot.com/2011/02/digital-camouflage-paint-scheme-for-lch.html This new paint scheme will give the LCH a great advantage, as it becomes impossible for it to be seen through any thermal devices. How does that work? :-? I get that different ...
by babbupandey
15 Feb 2011 13:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 719756

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread




I saw Hari Nair in the video *expression of star-stricken awe*
by babbupandey
05 Feb 2011 07:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 656709

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Yes - I meant Benji Mammen, referring to Shuklaji's article :D
by babbupandey
05 Feb 2011 06:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 656709

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I think he was talking about employing robots to build smaller components.
by babbupandey
05 Feb 2011 05:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 656709

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I guess HAL should start building the capacity. It will serve two purposes: a. HAL can show to IAF that they have the capacity and can start production as soon as they get the orders b. once HAL has the capacity, then government would like to use that capacity else it will result in wastage - so it ...
by babbupandey
31 Jan 2011 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 660388

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

chackojoseph wrote:With own 5G jet plan, India 'rejects' US offer

Rajat Pandt, TOI


Thankfully Mr. Pandit did not publish the tripe he is so famous for.
by babbupandey
31 Jan 2011 08:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 660388

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

SaiK wrote:http://en.rian.ru/analysis/20110128/162357069.html
pak-fa for bra-seal.

Soooo, is it going to be Russo-Indo-Brazilian venture? Looks highly unlikely that India will be comfortable having a third partner.
by babbupandey
25 Jan 2011 11:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Boys (n Girlz ) presenting to you The LCA Tejas Trainer 8) Girls? Are there any girls over here? I sense disturbance in the force. As far as article is concerned, I felt it could have done much more justice to the aircraft by giving some details. We are praising the article because it has stayed aw...
by babbupandey
22 Jan 2011 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

LOL@Pakistanian and Bangladeshian

Buddy, you need to pay a visit to India soon. I am sure many BRFites would love to provide you with accommodation and guided tours.
by babbupandey
21 Jan 2011 12:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The good thing is that at least the scams are no longer getting successfully buried under papers, files and bribe money. Who knows how many scams of even greater magnitude took place and could not be brought in front of public. While the rage is very much justified, my point is that we should not be...
by babbupandey
21 Jan 2011 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

indeed, but it shows just how easy it is for these foreign firms to find people willing to sell the nation for some money. And why would someone like Kalmadi care about India's aeronautical industry ? A corrupt madar**** and one who was known to be corrupt a long time ago, its only now that his kar...
by babbupandey
21 Jan 2011 07:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Please excuse my untrained eyes :D
by babbupandey
21 Jan 2011 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Notice that the trailer is from Bangalore - does it mean that Tejas was not flown from Bangalore to Delhi but brought on a trailer?
by babbupandey
21 Jan 2011 04:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

WOW!

What will happen if Aaj Tak and India TV got a hint of this kind of news. For once, I won't be complaining about their 8 day "analysis" of such news.
by babbupandey
21 Jan 2011 01:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I think we are reading too much between lines - I'm sure ACM wouldn't have given so much thought before calling it Mig21++, considering that he did not call it a 4th Gen Aircraft at that time. He was obviously unhappy about something (which I can't pinpoint). The point is that even he considers it a...
by babbupandey
19 Jan 2011 14:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I think they meant Navy LCA because MCA is yet to materialize.
by babbupandey
19 Jan 2011 07:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I fail to see how increased engine power will improve g limits/AoA/sustained turned rate, that are aerodynamic design features. Well, sustained turn rate is heavily T:W ratio dependent. When you are pulling such high g , the drag also goes up and there is no substitute for thrust to power you throu...
by babbupandey
19 Jan 2011 00:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

ramana wrote:Maybe in his colorful way he is saying that current engine makes it less agile or handicapped like a three legged cheetah?


Yes, I get that. What my point is that he could have given a solid argument as to why 85kN is insufficient - what is it that a 100kN engine can accomplish which 85kN can't.
by babbupandey
18 Jan 2011 22:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Retd. Air Marshal could have chosen a better title for the article, he hasn't actually blown Tejas away, on the contrary he has praised it well. There indeed were problems with Kaveri engine and I really do hope that LRDE comes up with its own radar (maybe AESA?). Its only in the last part that he m...
by babbupandey
18 Jan 2011 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I just noticed something:
If the weight is 7,000 kg then Thrust to weight ratio for 404 will be @85kN = 85000/(7000x9.807) = 1.15, correct?
What is the hue and cry about under-powered engine? F-22 has 1.14 ratio, F-16 is 1.15.
by babbupandey
13 Jan 2011 04:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Apologies for me being the lone warrior in trying to create a public opinion that Snecma-GTRE or Elta-HAL venture is not necessary and we can do it all by ourselves. I agree with you on this one. I think it is just one of feeble attempts by foreign companies to milk money from us. They know we will...
by babbupandey
12 Jan 2011 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Perhaps IITs and other institutions should play more in partnership with private industries to pump in money for such production engineering setup while LRDE does the basic research, and provides the institutions the guidance and help. What is lacking here is a right approach. If we have found the ...
by babbupandey
11 Jan 2011 03:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

SanjibGhosh wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZhpvRVbYec

:rotfl: Ak-47 .... see our reporters ... it is at around 2:39....


How can I get last 6 minutes and 50 seconds of my life back? I am having a headache.
by babbupandey
11 Jan 2011 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I am actually surprised by the amount of criticism the IOC has generated. There are talks of cost overruns of 3000% - how can these guys compare 1985 figures to 2010 figure? Even the onions have seen inflation to the tune of 400% within a year (from Rs 20 a kg to Rs 80 now). There is also a criticis...
by babbupandey
10 Jan 2011 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Link please!!!!
by babbupandey
10 Jan 2011 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Why do I think that today's program will be 90% speeches? Does anyone have any different information? I get the same feeling, basically everything which could be done has already been done. I think it will be more of a token clearance - with people praising the team. I still would love to hear peop...
by babbupandey
10 Jan 2011 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 976132

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Can anyone please provide link to the live feed?
by babbupandey
22 Dec 2010 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 660388

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

FGFA Not What It Seems Do we always hear bad news from our FREE PRESS? :( To me this looks like an article written only for the sake of criticising HAL. It does not have any substance at all, does it ever quote any contract clause from where it can be inferred that HAL will be mute spectator. He ha...
by babbupandey
14 Dec 2010 16:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 457458

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

I think the main reason for choosing fiber optics is higher data transfer rate - lower weight comes as an added advantage.
It is far from being EMP resistant.
by babbupandey
10 Dec 2010 11:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 873981

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I guess it's too early to comment. [ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article943501.ece “Outcome of the trial will be known after data relating to various parameters of mission’s objectives are retrieved and analysed from different telemetry and tracking stations as well as naval ships position...

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