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by Dhanush
21 Sep 2012 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 820486

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

Lots of important information from HAL news letter

LCH completes sea level trials
htt40 - completion of preliminary design, wind tunnel tests etc. metal cutting starts.
ALH WSI - first production HC out
IJT - LSP-3 ground run happens
by Dhanush
28 Apr 2012 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 721614

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Great news. Dream comes true with NLCA flying.

Time for indigenous dhoti dance.
by Dhanush
09 Feb 2012 18:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 790837

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

First batch of Advanced Light Helicopter 'Dhruv' Mk-III comes into the IAF family

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 810288.cms
by Dhanush
15 Jun 2011 17:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 888615

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Is there any news about the IJT from paanwallas or chaiwallas? Where are the LSPs with the russian engine?
by Dhanush
02 Jul 2010 00:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 790837

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

HAL confronts Snecma in light helicopter project The Light Utility Helicopter (LuH), which Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is designing for the Indian military, has encountered turbulence even before leaving the drawing board. French engine-maker Turbomeca, whose vaunted Shakti engine was to power ...
by Dhanush
24 May 2010 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 790837

Re: LCH discussion

For my layman eyes, the LOH is not looking much different compared to the ALH. Now, how is that possible? How can you convert a 6 tonne HC to a 3 tonne HC with just some cosmetic changes? This is where the Kufirs have confused the abdul in me! I'll try to answer - you take one engine out and put th...
by Dhanush
24 May 2010 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 790837

Re: LCH discussion

For my layman eyes, the LOH is not looking much different compared to the ALH. Now, how is that possible? How can you convert a 6 tonne HC to a 3 tonne HC with just some cosmetic changes? This is where the Kufirs have confused the abdul in me!
by Dhanush
31 Mar 2010 01:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 790837

Re: LCH discussion

I am actually getting addicted to watching these two photos again and again. A jingo's heart is overflowing with pride.
by Dhanush
14 Feb 2010 22:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 964203

Re: Indian Military Aviation

What is the difference between a Light Utility Helicopter and a Advanced Light Helicopter ?? I still don't understand why a new engine or a new helicopter is needed in the first place, forget about engine specifications! Wasn't the Dhruv intended to replace the Alouette's in Indian service due to t...
by Dhanush
24 Jan 2010 14:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 964203

Re: Indian Military Aviation

well,the LCH has already undergone a few dummy runs :twisted: ....the official flight may well be on Feb 2. any source or this is first hand info ? No company will invite ministers, MoD, press etc for the first ever flight of a completely newly developed prototype helicopter. Will any same person s...
by Dhanush
23 Jan 2010 21:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 964203

Re: Indian Military Aviation

HAL to flight test LCH prototype next month Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, he said the first flight test was likely to take place on February two, when Defence Minister A K Antony visits the city. Another point to note from the new source! Apart from LCH, HAL had lined up a n...
by Dhanush
12 Dec 2009 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140962

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Kaveri engine comes alive; will power Indian fighters


http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2009/12/ ... power.html
by Dhanush
19 Oct 2009 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 964203

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Astra to make its first flight
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/
by Dhanush
01 May 2009 17:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 274460

Re: LCA news and discussion

sum wrote:Any news on the "advanced" bombing/weaponisation trials which were to be done after AI-09?


Wasn't MMR pre-requisite for these trials?

Btw, the delay with PV-5 and LSP-3 makes me uneasy.
by Dhanush
01 Feb 2009 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140962

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Rahul M wrote:dhanush, ..........


Rahul, thanks for the gyan; I am now able to see some light at the end of the tunnel. I completely missed the big picture of this issue.
by Dhanush
01 Feb 2009 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140962

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

This may be a naive question so Gurus please clarify why this may not be a valid option. If SC blades are the only problem with Kaveri, can't the blades alone be made by a foreign firm with the required metallurgical expertise given the specifications? Also it seems SC blades are needed for sustain...
by Dhanush
12 Jan 2009 15:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 378007

World Bank bars Wipro, Megasoft, 3 more firms

The propaganda machine runs on and on and on. I wonder why all these things happen just now. There is some serious agenda running behind scenes. http://www.rediff.com/money/2009/jan/12world-bank-not-to-sign-deals-with-wipro.htm Even before the dust settled on the controversy involving Satyam's debar...
by Dhanush
12 Jan 2009 15:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 3916
Views: 378007

Re: Indian IT Industry

It looks like there are no takers for this 'wafer thin' margins and manipulation of accounts theory. It also looks like Satyam immediately needs 120M USD for running operations for this month. There was a excellent article on DNA today.
http://epaper.dnaindia.com
by Dhanush
26 Dec 2008 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140962

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

IAF not keen on French offer for Kaveri engine IAF not keen on French offer for Kaveri engine That is a great approach and this will be a landmark decision (if taken). It will signal to the community that we are not afraid of failures and we will continue our R&D efforts to reach our goals. An ...
by Dhanush
24 Dec 2008 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140962

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I spotted something very interesting in wikipedia on Kaveri's current status. Although the news is not referenced, I thing there is some serious work going on behind scenes w.r.t single crystal blades and also Kaveri derivatives. Current status The Kaveri is still in development, and reports indicat...
by Dhanush
13 Sep 2008 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 32044

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Astra Project Director S Gollakota said that scientists would test the guidance, avionics and the functioning of the communication link between the mother aircraft and the missile. The communication link in Radio Frequency would be tested and validated. The tests would be used to generate data rela...
by Dhanush
26 Aug 2008 17:18
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 247730

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Are Su-30MKI being spooked in US?

Some new developments reported in Shiv Aroor's blog
http://livefist.blogspot.com/2008/08/ia ... nt-on.html
by Dhanush
18 Aug 2008 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31131

Re: Indian Military Aviation

New HAL unit in Kasaragod http://www.hindu.com/2008/08/18/stories/2008081856970100.htm In the first phase, the facility would assemble, test and manufacture six types of air-borne mission computers. Thereafter, the facility would shift to production of other systems and sub-systems for various aircr...
by Dhanush
17 Aug 2008 19:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31131

Re: Indian Military Aviation

No. The IAF Hawks are of the current generation. The first Hawks near this level were the Australian Hawks, ordered in 1997. They had a completely new cockpit, & various aerodynamic & structural refinements. All subsequent Hawks, including Indias, are of this generation, with a glass cockpi...
by Dhanush
15 Aug 2008 17:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 31131

Re: Indian Military Aviation

According to the article today in http://epaper.livemint.com,
HAL plans to open repair hub in Latin America and is expecting more orders for Dhruv.
by Dhanush
11 Aug 2008 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 448490

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

According to this link (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/India_may_test_futuristic_jets_by_2015/articleshow/3339596.cms), IAF seems to prefer twin-seater configuration. Could anyone explain why IAF prefers twin-seater configuration for FGFA, especially when RU prefers single-seater? The only...
by Dhanush
26 Jul 2008 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 535303

Re: Indian Military Aviation

India floats $750 mn global tender to buy choppers The three US companies invited to submit their bids are Bell Helicopters with their Shen 407 light choppers, McDonnel Douglas with their AH-64 A and Sikorsky with their S-3000 helicopters AH-64A or Bell 407 ? Are they even in the same class ? Is it...
by Dhanush
18 Jul 2008 19:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 535303

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IIRC the LCH proto is supposed to "Roll out" in october. That is quite different than first flight. Quoting Ashok Baweja talking of 'maiden flight' of LCH planned for end of 2008 http://www.domain-b.com/aero/June/2007/20070620_hal.htm http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/31/stories/20071031620310...
by Dhanush
18 Jul 2008 14:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 535303

Re: Indian Military Aviation

narayana wrote:if LCH protoype flies this october as scheduled,when can we expect IOC for the same?

Thanks


According to the FORCE article, the IOC is expected by 2010. But, I don't expect it to happen so soon (maybe by 2012).

I expect PV-1 to fly this year. I don't understand what Mehta means by 'roll-out'.
by Dhanush
10 Jul 2008 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 168737

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Why should India spend on MRCA, LCA and Mirage 2k which after refurbishment will cost almost same as Mig-35? The MRCA is going to drag on for years. It could as well end up like the helicopter contract being cancelled because of allegations. Especially looking at the candidates for MRCA (and also a...
by Dhanush
09 Jul 2008 20:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 535303

Re: Indian Military Aviation

In Flying Colours India sells seven Dhruv helicopters to Ecuador, marking its entry to the international aviation market Outbid giants like Eurocopter, Elbit Comes as a boost to indigenisation of India's military industrial complex. It took 20 years and Rs 1,000 crore to develop the advanced light ...
by Dhanush
05 Jul 2008 01:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 623517

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

saip wrote:


Could not he have gone for a civilian Dhruv?


The problem is, there is no 'mal' to be made while purchasing desi stuff.
by Dhanush
05 Jul 2008 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724460

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Will DRDO deliver in time? No flame bait or disrespect. The Sukhois were delayed, Gorky is delayed, Mig-29k is delayed, Phalcons are delayed, ADS is delayed, ATV is delayed so the AEW&C can also be delayed. However, timely deliveries or maybe before time deliveries will get some good PR and res...
by Dhanush
27 Jun 2008 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 535303

Re: Indian Military Aviation

HAL was'nt able to convince IAF that this was the way to go..so, for all practical purposes, the project has been canned. in a way, its good for the LCA..it took a hit when the IJT was developed simultaneously with it. many designers were pulled along to develop the IJT and there was a little lack ...
by Dhanush
27 Jun 2008 21:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 535303

Re: Indian Military Aviation

BAE Systems wants more for its 57 Hawks The ultimate and only solution, of course, is to stop buying from foreigners. The advanced trainer was something we should have been able to devlop and build on our own. A nation which has ambitions of deploying an LCA should be able to crank out a decent tra...
by Dhanush
16 Jun 2008 00:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 448490

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

5th generation fighter aircraft will fly in march next: Adviser Conceptualisation studies have begun on Medium Combat Aircraft (MCA) he said. "We are in the process of evolving a design for MCA", Natarajan said. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=10102 How can MCA fly by...

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