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by Wickberg
22 Sep 2020 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

:roll: Posting something irrelevant from 2011, when in 2017-18 we have had contracts for Elta 2052 on the Jaguar DARIN-3 itself and the Elta 2052 was chosen over the in-development AESA that Saab offered for the Tejas Mk1A. We were talking about this "The Elta 2052 is NOT dependent on the USA ...
by Wickberg
21 Sep 2020 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

https://www.flightglobal.com/israel-bars-aesa-radar-export-to-india/97784.article There, now you can ban me again.... :roll: Posting something irrelevant from 2011, when in 2017-18 we have had contracts for Elta 2052 on the Jaguar DARIN-3 itself and the Elta 2052 was chosen over the in-development ...
by Wickberg
21 Sep 2020 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

Not true how? Elta radar contains a high percentage of USA origin so it´s not up the Israelis, it´s up to uncle SAM. When I see an operational Uttam in a fighter I believe in it, Until then it´s just a paperproduct, a pipe-dream... The Elta 2052 is NOT dependent on the USA for export approval. The ...
by Wickberg
09 Aug 2020 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

Courtesy Defence Decode https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeGGclWU8AEe8vd?format=jpg&name=medium You forgot one fighter. SAAB 39 Gripen. Project started: 1983. Type:Single engine multirole fighter. First flight: 1988 Introduction:1996 HAL Tejas. Project started: 1983. Type: Single engine multirole fi...
by Wickberg
08 Aug 2020 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

The Viggen was sanctioned by the Americans when the IAF was looking at it because of Cold War era politics and the American love for Pakistan. Not because it was in competition with any American fighter (the other options India was looking at were the Jaguar and Mirage F1). They did not sanction th...
by Wickberg
07 Aug 2020 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

Not true how? Elta radar contains a high percentage of USA origin so it´s not up the Israelis, it´s up to uncle SAM. When I see an operational Uttam in a fighter I believe in it, Until then it´s just a paperproduct, a pipe-dream... The Elta 2052 is NOT dependent on the USA for export approval. The ...
by Wickberg
06 Aug 2020 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

OK, if India declares war on USA then Gripen would be off the table, so would pretty much everything India imports.
by Wickberg
06 Aug 2020 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

If the Tejas would ever come up for an exportingdeal vs let´s say F-16 the US would pull the plug on the Tejas. If it´s not the radar they can always sanction the engine. I have always held the belief that India does operate an American fighter. It is called the Tejas and that is because of the eng...
by Wickberg
06 Aug 2020 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

If the Tejas would ever come up for an exportingdeal vs let´s say F-16 the US would pull the plug on the Tejas. If it´s not the radar they can always sanction the engine. Just like they continue to do on the Gripen export ! :roll: https://saabgroup.com/media/news-press/news/2020-07/saab-offers-grip...
by Wickberg
05 Aug 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

If the Tejas would ever come up for an exportingdeal vs let´s say F-16 the US would pull the plug on the Tejas. If it´s not the radar they can always sanction the engine.
by Wickberg
05 Aug 2020 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

Yeah, SAAB are really afraid of Tejas when it comes to export orders, bla bla bla . BTW Tejas can not be exported with the Elta radar so there you go. Not true Wickberg and even if Elta does not permit, India can export Tejas with Uttam. And kindly edit your post. No need to be nasty. Not true how?...
by Wickberg
05 Aug 2020 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281652

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

This is a last ditch attempt by SAAB to sabotage the Tejas MWF. It knows if and when MWF flies it will face tough competition for all export orders. Everything that Gripen has is sourced from out of Sweden (Armaments and Engine). Sweden/SAAB cannot offer any TOT on it and since India has acquired t...
by Wickberg
25 Jul 2020 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1930
Views: 381823

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I never said it was swedish. I just said It´s not a licensed produced version of the GE F404. It´s a Volvo Aero engine called RM12, which is based on the GE404. After the JT8D and the Viggen export failure IG JAS made sure the Gripen would not be sanctioned due to engine, therefor contracts were si...
by Wickberg
23 Jul 2020 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1930
Views: 381823

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I never said it was swedish. I just said It´s not a licensed produced version of the GE F404. It´s a Volvo Aero engine called RM12, which is based on the GE404. After the JT8D and the Viggen export failure IG JAS made sure the Gripen would not be sanctioned due to engine, therefor contracts were si...
by Wickberg
21 Jul 2020 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1930
Views: 381823

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Chetak : Volvo funded and Volvo developed version of the civilian JT8D would not exist, if there was no JT8D engine to begin with. As you say, the engine has an undeniable Amreeki pedigree. The Swedes have improved upon the JT8D design and called it the Volvo RM8. But it is undeniably an American e...
by Wickberg
21 Jul 2020 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1930
Views: 381823

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The JA-37 Viggen was powered by a Volvo RM8 turbofan, which was a licensed produced version of the Pratt & Whitney JT8D. The same is true for the JAS-39C/D Gripen which is powered by the Volvo RM12 turbofan, which is a licensed produced variant of the GE F404. The JAS-39E/F Gripen is powered by...
by Wickberg
05 Jun 2020 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1930
Views: 381823

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Finland is moving ahead with the H-X procurement for fighters. Saab had offered 52 Gripen Es, 12 Gripen Fs and 2 GlobalEye surveillance aircraft. I wonder what prevented SAAB from throwing in some ground radars and maybe a couple of artillery guns as well. Finland has a 3-3.5 decade decision to mak...
by Wickberg
31 May 2020 05:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1314
Views: 406876

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It seems like PAAF is currentrly trying to buy a bunch of SAAAB2000 and fit them with GlobalEye trough a third party.
by Wickberg
26 May 2020 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

^^^ Designed from ground up for Indian operational conditions and per IAF specifications. Which other fighter in the fleet can boast about that? Ehhh, every fighterplane that exists? Gripen for instance is in service from the cold north of Sweden down to the humid heat of Thailand, from the high pl...
by Wickberg
06 Feb 2020 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82617

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

With the Gripen-like canards. Does it really need a drag chute? Even the Tejas Mk1 has a drag chute. they use it to minimize the wear and tear on the carbon composite brakes, which are quite expensive. Yes, but the Tejas does not have canards. Gripen uses its like "windbrakes" after landi...
by Wickberg
06 Feb 2020 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82617

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

rajsunder wrote:A nice looking CGI renderer of TEDBF

https://twitter.com/HarshalPal5/status/ ... 7964581888

With the Gripen-like canards. Does it really need a drag chute?
by Wickberg
15 Nov 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

Producing is not the same as engineering. As i said, over 50% in the RM12 is uniquely designed (and produced) by Volvo. The rest of the engine is also prouduced by Volvo. Does this fact make it a GE404? No, it makes it a RM12. 50% of the engine by value is uniquely designed and engineered by Volvo ...
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

Indranil wrote:Let Wickberg ji have his pie. Enjoy it Wickberg. Whatever you say!

This is Tejas Mk1 and Mk1A thread.

So why did Rakesh post a video demonstrating an enginechange of a Gripen C and inaccurately calling the engine GE404?
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

No. But I do know how to read english. I don´t know if you can read swedish but this link https://techworld.idg.se/2.2524/1.174315/reaktionsmotor-12---bade-vacker-och-stark clearly states I was saying. HAL produces 80% of parts for the Su30's engine, doesn't make it an Indian engine. Producing is n...
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

Still, its not F404. The RM12 contains over 50% Volvo Aero specifically designed an produced parts by hence company. Actually the 414 is based on the RM12. You too could read a little about General Electric and Volvo Aero. Where are you getting this kind of information? Have you actually worked on ...
by Wickberg
14 Nov 2019 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

The Gripen C does not use a GE F404. It uses the Volvo Aero RM 12. The Volvo Aero RM 12 is a variant of the GE F404, produced under license in Sweden. See below.... https://www.geaviation.com/sites/default/files/datasheet-F404-Family.pdf Still, its not F404. The RM12 contains over 50% Volvo Aero sp...
by Wickberg
13 Nov 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3630
Views: 1089458

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

A must watch video on a regular overhaul of a fighter jet. This video is about the Gripen C, similar in performance to the Tejas Mk1. Some major components aboard both aircraft - Tejas and Gripen C - are similar. For example....both aircraft operate with a GE F404 engine and both aircraft use a Mar...
by Wickberg
17 Oct 2019 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 431089

Re: International Military Discussion

Manish_P wrote:Question to the knowledgeable. Is the 'Strix' in development? How effective would it be against a MBT (especially a moving target), given that the least armored part is the top.

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Strix has been in service for 25 years and is pretty effective.
by Wickberg
18 Apr 2019 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1314
Views: 406876

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Aditya_V wrote:Doesn't the Erieye use Link 16 system which can be used on the by F-16's, so JF 17 will use radio commands only?

Erieye in Sweden use the Swedish system, perhaps it´s possible to program it to use an indignious pakistani system?
by Wickberg
18 Apr 2019 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1314
Views: 406876

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Let us be clear that it is not Saab responsible for this but Ericsson. The GOI should make it's displeasure known by blocking Ericsson from the 5G market, but along with babooze will probably soundly sleep through the whole episode. :( Ericsson spun off its Military and Space businesses to SAAB mor...
by Wickberg
02 Apr 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206843

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The effects of a Israeli laser guided steel penetrating phosphorous filled hand held rocket https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5cg57z9100 Quite spectacular very detremental to enemys war fighting physcic Pretty sure that's an old British test. No, it´s a Swedish BILL 2 ATGM missile agianst a Strv81 (...
by Wickberg
31 Jan 2019 06:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1017822

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So the LCA is dead now? IAF should have gone with the Gripen 25 years ago...
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Warning issued for un-subtle trolling. Wickberg, you have a long history of posting rubbish and trolling. Don't push it.

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by Wickberg
08 Jan 2019 18:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1017822

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Feels like I´m the oldest one here. I remember reading about the LCA in a Jane´s book in the 80´s about future fighters, It feautured a Gripen in a smashing splinter-camoflage alá Viggen, it also had an Israeli fighter called "Kfir" (wich was ¨the name of a fighter in south america but the...
by Wickberg
19 Jun 2017 03:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 759278

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

But how long are you ready to wait for the "India First" to bear fruit? I mean the LCA and the Gripen projects were started at the same time in the early 80´s and look where they are now, The Gripen being operational in the SwAF for 20 years, has been exported to several countries and are ...
by Wickberg
27 Jan 2017 06:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3546
Views: 530269

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Strange that in all those videos the tanks never attempted to get out of the atgm's way using smokescreen or any such mechanisms.. Could it be that the crews were not aware of the oncoming missile?? Well, the "RAW: Iraqi M1 Abrams tank hit by ISIS Kornet guided missile near Mosul"-video i...
by Wickberg
29 Dec 2016 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4989
Views: 1219063

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

Paul wrote:Jaguar was a mistake all right. But the alternative should have been the Mirage F1.


Or a Viggen. It would be interesting to see how an updated Viggen a´la India in 2016 would look like.
by Wickberg
06 Jan 2016 10:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 384906

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Yes, static margin management matters a lot. Designers put in ballasts for missing hardware which they are somewhat sure of coming on board pretty soon. In other cases, ballasts are used on special purpose airplane to compensate for removed/replaced or added components. None of these is the case wi...
by Wickberg
01 Nov 2015 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 431089

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12189942_555649894589756_3461423697226588955_n.jpg?oh=d844398743462c239c71de61179a0dd6&oe=568476CF Not right to judge a book by its cover, but damm. I hope that things aren't as bad as they look. Don´t know why you think it looks bad ...
by Wickberg
13 Oct 2015 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 234261

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

All this talk about "India should not have taken such a big bite in the 1980s and trying to build a multirole fighter, it was too ambitious" I think is bollocks. What was India suppose to do? The project was overambitious in trying to come up with engine, avionics (eg mmr) and cutting edg...

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