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by Sajith_J
01 May 2009 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

K is not inferior. K is just incomplete, thats all. I'm sorry, but 52Kn thrust of Kaveri instead of 62,5Kn thrust and 3D TVC of the Mig engine seems to me way inferior. I do. Russia will allow is my near correct assumption. Doubful and means nothing to US. The 50-50 partnership, would enable us to ...
by Sajith_J
29 Apr 2009 04:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

the thing that mig folks would allow us to integrate western stuffs in to russian platforms makes it nothing near all eggs in one basket. that thought should be erased for mig 35. if IAF wants, migs would allow us to use Kaveri-ng into mig35 or GE414 into it, for that matter. it can fire astra, ks1...
by Sajith_J
25 Apr 2009 07:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 459933

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

There are different sources which put the date to be between 2015-2017, but none that I have seen which put the date for Indian version at 2022. I heard 2015 - 2018 is for Pak Fa the russian version and our version only around 2020, but at the moment there is nothing really clear about this project...
by Sajith_J
25 Apr 2009 07:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

It would be incorrect to describe the SH as a bomb truck! With the AESA radar + AIM-120C5 and AIM-9 + JHMCS (assuming we get all of these) its more than capable of holding its own against enemy air assets. However one scenario where the lack of maneuverability of the SH would get it into trouble wo...
by Sajith_J
25 Apr 2009 07:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Sajith Is it necessary to discuss a hypothetical situation of acquiring a SU-32, which is not one of the MRCA contenders. Neither is IAF looking at the aircraft seriously. Maybe, you have your own reasons to believe SU-32 is better suited for us. Unfortunately, the MOD and IAF does not concur. Inst...
by Sajith_J
24 Apr 2009 18:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Any details of air-ground role enhancements of Mig-35? Either navigational or targeting. I have not seen the Mig-35 deliver any ground attack ordinance. The Mig is only a upgraded Mig 29 and just like the EF made for air superiority with less a2g capabilities, so don't expect something impressive. ...
by Sajith_J
24 Apr 2009 17:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

It is true that you will have to maintain separate inventories and that will add to the fixed costs but think about the operational costs (cost of operating the aircraft/hour) - the Su32/Su30 will have much higher costs to operate compared to what ever is selected for the MMRCA - plus they need two...
by Sajith_J
23 Apr 2009 18:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

RBE2 AESA validation campaign is ending. First induction into forces scheduled for early 2012. These trials were intended to provide "functional validation of the radar's operating modes," Thales said in a statement. "This milestone marks the latest step towards qualifying the RBE2 A...
by Sajith_J
22 Apr 2009 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

If that were the case, why do you think IAF is going for MMRCA at all? They could have just added a few more Su30MKIs... Because LCA is too delayed and we have to get more numbers and techs into IAF, but we can discuss that on the MRCA thread. The useful load on the Su32 is 8 tons apart from the fu...
by Sajith_J
22 Apr 2009 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 459933

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Ideally for Russia they would want a design that can not just resupply their own Air Force but also be a success on the export market. I think the Russians will definitaly also build a Twin-seat version for themselves and the larger export market so the question is, how much different would the IAF...
by Sajith_J
22 Apr 2009 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Sajith_J, Has the "offer" of F-35 been ever taken off the table? I am not aware of that. What has changed over time (I called it dynamics earlier) is the dependencies: only F-35 or F-16 + 5th Gen tech -> F-35. The F-35 was "offered" even when Min George Fernandez(sp?) was the De...
by Sajith_J
22 Apr 2009 20:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Last figures for Rafale: the next order of 60 F3+ Rafales is scheduled this year and should cost 4.7bn€. This means 78.33m€ per aircraft VAT (19.6%) included. As foreign countries don't pay it, the basic export price must be around 63m€. source: debates at our parliament (http://www.assemblee-natio...
by Sajith_J
21 Apr 2009 19:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

But LM offered us F35 only if we take F16 IN now Not true. The dynamics between the M/MRCA "F-16" and F-35 offer has changed. Even today I would think it is still fluid. The above article shows that the LM is willing to untie the two and compete for BOTH the M/MRCA and the FGFA (which TOD...
by Sajith_J
21 Apr 2009 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Sajith - two things to say: Firstly, the F18SH and the SU30/32/35 belong to different categories of aircraft - the F18/F16 etc come under "Medium" category, the latter in the "heavy" category. The IAF wants to have a combination of Light, Medium and Heavy for a simple reason: On...
by Sajith_J
21 Apr 2009 17:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Israeli Negotiations for F-35 Bogging Down Over Costs, Technology Concerns While cost is no doubt a very real concern - the estimated price tag for the 75 F-35s is placed at $15.2 billion - much of the Israeli funding comes in the form of U.S. Foreign Military Financing (FMF) credits, which will to...
by Sajith_J
20 Apr 2009 05:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

But just ask your self, what will be more difficult? To induct, train and build up logistics for F18 SH that would take a big part of the ground attack role, or a Su32 with the similarities to Mki? Sajith - two things to say: Firstly, the F18SH and the SU30/32/35 belong to different categories of a...
by Sajith_J
19 Apr 2009 17:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 235770

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Is the Super Hornet the Front runner right now? And would the proposed Block III Super Hornet be available to India in the future if the chose the Block II model for the MRCA. From a political view, yes! From IAF view, maybe. Besides EF, F18SH is the only one who offers the same engine for LCA Mk2 ...
by Sajith_J
19 Apr 2009 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

sajith, in spite of same parentage, the su-32/34 is basically a new a/c, it has much more differences with a baseline su-27 than a mki has with a baseline su-27. as far as the IAF is concerned, India's current military scenario doesn't envisage a LR bomber requirement in the foreseeable future that...
by Sajith_J
18 Apr 2009 16:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Like I said, the one is only an improved version of the other, so even they won't get AL 41, we could use the AL35 for both right? I don't think the statement is correct. may be the both are from same manufacturer /family of engine but one is configured for multi-role while other one is for ground ...
by Sajith_J
17 Apr 2009 19:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Please think about the investment made by the IAF and HAL on maintenance and support on the AL 31 FP and on existing engines before you start suggesting a change to AL 41 for the supposed "commonality". Also please note that the AL31FP (on the MKI) and the AL35F (on the Su34) belong to th...
by Sajith_J
17 Apr 2009 18:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Again from Yefim Gordon on the Su-34 , Austin can you give some more infos about the electronic warfare capabilities of the Su32? Can you confirm this? Of more interest in the longer term is the proposed support jamming variant, discussed in the Indian and Russian trade press. This aircraft is a Ru...
by Sajith_J
17 Apr 2009 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

That is not quite correct - the Su30 has an Indian MC, a whole lot of of avionics customized to Indian requirements from various vendors, different engines etc apart from being different structurally (Su 34 has tandem seats)! Besides, from aerodynamics, flight characteristics as well as production ...
by Sajith_J
16 Apr 2009 00:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Even the picture shows the Su 30 Mk and not our Mki version, the rear part must be the same. http://www.ausairpower.net/Su-32FN+Su-30MK-1.png What gets me to an other question, we already are producing Su 30 under licence and the only difference to the Su 32/34 airframe are the front part and the ta...
by Sajith_J
11 Apr 2009 21:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 278745

Re: LCA news and discussion

Can somebody tell me (or give me a link for) more details of Navy LCA? What will be the difference to IAF LCA, what empty weight and MTOW will it have?
by Sajith_J
08 Apr 2009 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 578269

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

The french navy has got access to siignificant portion of the aircraft carrier designs of the new uk series of carriers .... Also I heard the next french carriers will be significantly similar to the new age british designs. Below deck they might be similar, but above they will be different! The br...
by Sajith_J
07 Apr 2009 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 578269

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Rafale can potentially be adapted for ski-ramp operations (from my talk with the guys at AI), but that would need to be investigated - shouldn't be much of an issue though. There will definitely be some loss in load carrying ability, but otherwise, it would probably be possible to do. The guy I spo...
by Sajith_J
03 Apr 2009 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 578269

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

^^What kind of difference are you looking for between the two? The Rafale M operates using a catapault assisted take off. The MiG 29K is currently stated to operate without assistance of the catapault and will use the ski-jump on the Gorshkov. To perform an unassisted take off the aircraft requires...
by Sajith_J
02 Apr 2009 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 578269

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Can someone explain to me what the difference between Mig 29K and Rafale M is? Many people say that Rafale can only be used with a catapult, not with a skyjump. If so, what is necessary for an aircraft to start via skyjump?
And what weapon load will navy LCA have?

Thx, Sajith
by Sajith_J
22 Mar 2009 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5370
Views: 1205860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

however, do note that the eco-Kaveri will probably take a couple of years to come out. Add to that the testing required. Also, IAF seems not too happy with the Eco-kaveri thing (however, this is something that isn't very clear at the moment).... all in all, I'd think that we'll still look for the M...
by Sajith_J
20 Mar 2009 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5370
Views: 1205860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Got this from Wiki: GTX-35VS Kaveri Military thrust (throttled):11,687 lbf (52.0 kN) 13,500 lbf (60.0 kN) Full afterburner:18,210 lbf (81.0 kN) [Goal: 20,200 lbf (90.0 kN)] Snecma M88-2 11,250 lbf (50.04 kN) military thrust 17,000 lbf (75.62 kN) with afterburner The issue is with technology - Kaver...
by Sajith_J
18 Mar 2009 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5370
Views: 1205860

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It is not limited to just LCA, MCA. for that matter Rafale has promised to integrate Kaveri into Rafale as well for MMRCA. The Mig-35 would just follow the french if they are chosen, as it is all up to us what we want to power up with. Its a great news, but we need to sustain this further, and esta...
by Sajith_J
01 Mar 2009 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 459933

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Sajith, thanks for posting the article. Naval version of the PAK FA has been mentioned many times before. Sorry, but there is still no official design of Pak Fa and there where also rumors about a STOVL version for navy like F35. This was the first more or less official report (I know) that says so...
by Sajith_J
28 Feb 2009 01:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 459933

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Navy Pak Fa version? http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090227/120342249.html He said the carrier will serve as a seaborne platform for new-generation fixed- and rotary-winged aircraft, in particular, a fifth-generation fighter that will replace the Su-33 multirole fighter aircraft currently in service, as ...
by Sajith_J
26 Feb 2009 17:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Sajith I highly reccomend you to read the respective pages for those jets on BR from which you will be able to get a very good idea of what is better...also for further info you can use google or wiki. yes the MKI and the Pak Fa will be in service together however the PAK Fa will be going in first ...
by Sajith_J
25 Feb 2009 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 945334

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Hi, can someone tell me how good the ground attack capabilities of Mki are compared to Mig 27, or Jaguar? I mean it has way more payload then any other ground attack fighter in our fleet, is faster, has more range and a higher service ceiling, so is it as good as them, or maybe better? And what role...
by Sajith_J
17 Feb 2009 21:54
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 324095

Re: Aero India 2009

PAk-Fa is vaporware and may never see light of day in IAF. UCAV??? Get real, manned aircrafts will stay for a long while. The essential problem remains the engine and once that is sorted MCA shoulkd be fairly easy. Look at Tomahawk, Brahmos, Predator, Reaper, Mantis which are pretty real now, and X...
by Sajith_J
17 Feb 2009 16:59
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 324095

Re: Aero India 2009

I still can't see where the MCA is going to fit in,with the 5th-gen fighter arriving first with one supposes all the capabilities of the MCA.The wind tunnel model looked interesting though.From reports,the ADA is sulking at being left out of the 5th-gen project (gone to HAL) and looks as if it want...
by Sajith_J
13 Feb 2009 19:12
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 324095

Re: Aero India 2009

PAk-Fa is a non starter as a JV. IT can only be MKIzed but it makes more sense to go for MCA. Ofcourse the engine is a big stumbling block. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_o_no4M2xEPY/SZUbfSGY0wI/AAAAAAAAF90/tmHyW-0dluQ/s1600-h/DSC01741-769321.JPG Capability: Stealth - Precision & Special Strike Miss...
by Sajith_J
12 Feb 2009 22:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 459933

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

The cost of two FGFA He seems to be referring to two prototype ACs it looks like. Don't know, but it seems rather cheap to me, for TWO protos. I agree, the price of prototypes must be much much higher. So it might be a unitprice for us, don't forget that we are a partner in this project, so the pri...
by Sajith_J
11 Feb 2009 18:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 459933

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

NRao wrote:T-50

The cost of two FGFA currently estimated at 65 million U.S. dollars.


Is this Price realistic and is anything known about a VSTOL version?

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