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by dkhare
19 Mar 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656507

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

New pictures from HAL via Vayu Aerospace on Mk1 FOC SP-21.

You can see the HUD frame in this one:

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by dkhare
19 Mar 2020 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656507

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

I don't know if this was posted before but Sameer Joshi (@joe_sameer) just posted a video of the Tejas performing an inflight refueling. Pretty smooth approach to the drogue - that FCS setting for IFR doing its thing. https://twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1240650137900175360 Commentators in the thre...
by dkhare
17 Mar 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656507

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

Awesome news and congratulations to all who toiled hard to achieve this. HVT Twitter Link: First pictures of SP21 from Deb Rana! https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1239941938758860801 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETUomhKUEAAQ32t?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ETUonAmUcAEP3GA?for...
by dkhare
10 Mar 2020 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607620

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

@ dkhare: There is an excellent post by KaranM on this very topic. Go here ---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7634&p=2419473#p2419473 Gold mine of info! Thank you sir! @KaranM - Gold mine it is. So, it has the right bands to jam surface-to-air, air-to-air, and FCRs. ...
by dkhare
10 Mar 2020 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607620

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

Well what do we have here! (Wingtips are loaded with the SAP pods) Interesting. There was a lot of chatter about limited flight envelope with those SAP-518s, issues interfacing with RWR, etc. I wonder if these are the same or some updated indigenous ones. HVT says 518s so... The MKI seems to be arm...
by dkhare
19 Feb 2020 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607620

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

Finally! MAWS on the Su-30MKI is great news. Thanks for the details Indranil. Glad to know they are proceeding to further enhance defensive sensors on the Su-30MKI. It is our premier air dominance fighter - Astra + MAWS bring much needed capability enhancements to this platform.
by dkhare
12 Feb 2020 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648040

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

I recall reading it was the Crystal Maze / Popeye that was intended to be launched just after the Spice 2000s. The Popeye is able to transmit a live TV or IIR feed back to the launching aircraft and thus record & relay back what happens seconds before impact. I also recall it was due to the incl...
by dkhare
09 Feb 2020 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197826

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

The most intriguing thing that I have read on the new MWF poster is "prodded gun" as external store. I had heard that they were considering that for Mk1 a few years back, but did not go for it. May be the MWF will have no internal gun. The arguments for podded gun was that the conformal p...
by dkhare
18 Jan 2020 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648040

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

Just watched parts of the Military Lit Fest video too. Something I was unaware of was (Sameer Joshi mentions just past 54:00) that there is a misconception that all AIM-120C5s were fired at D-Max1 range. He mentions that at least 2 were fired around 30 Km range and the Su-30MKIs still evaded them. T...
by dkhare
16 Jan 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 66622

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Congratulations to all who toiled hard & long to get this done. We need to keep going...this experience, know-how, know-why, and the data especially is very important going forward. Am I the only one or it does look like NLCA rolled a bit towards starboard side after leaving the ramp, its contro...
by dkhare
18 Dec 2019 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648040

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

I wonder if the bison had RWR? screaming that there is an Aim120 coming his way? Of course it does. It has a Tarang RWR and the RWR would have picked up the AMRAAM once its seeker went active at 10-20 km. It would have also picked up the steady tone of the F-16s FCR before that. Which is why Abhi h...
by dkhare
19 Oct 2019 00:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160618

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

Indranil & JayS - an excellent article again! This is required reading - provides a good background on the evolution of the NLCA highlighting the differences between the LCA and NLCA while explaining the reasons behind them.

Looking forward to the next one...
by dkhare
09 Oct 2019 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538187

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

While reading through the Huskit article on Top 10 BVR Fighter Aircraft 2019 , it said the following on the Rafale while comparing it to the Typhoon: The Rafale F3R upgrade standard — introducing Meteor capability— was qualified in late 2018 , but it was not until September 2019 that the new missile...
by dkhare
13 Sep 2019 20:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160618

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

Awesome news! Congratulations to all involved - what a great effort! Jai Hind!
by dkhare
08 Mar 2019 05:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 483239

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

Yeah, I saw the latest models of the AMCA and saw actuators under the wing. Damn. So when looking at this drawing of the AMCA: https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-4601e82cc88bdf7de5530a0536e88a4a 1. In the top view, at the wing's trailing edge corner, that is not an actuator for the flaps between ...
by dkhare
08 Mar 2019 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197826

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

Dkhare, Spent a little more time looking at the models displayed at AI-19. I think the elevon actuators would stay where they are on Mk1/Mk1A. Thanks for taking the time Indranil. It was a possibility. I thought I saw that within the AMCA drawings where the actuators are placed within the fuselage-...
by dkhare
08 Mar 2019 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656507

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

HAL presentation on SMFDs concept to be part of Tejas Mk1A @ Aero India '19 Thanks gaurav.p! Awesome amount of information again in this video similar to the HAL SPORT video - must watch! We are seeing information & sensor fusion here. Glad to see the same concepts across LCA Tejas Mk1A and SPO...
by dkhare
26 Feb 2019 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197826

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

Thanks for posting that video nam. Absolutely loved watching it. It was heartening to see the vision, enthusiasm and sheer confidence of Dep. Chief Test Pilot, Group Captain Thakur! The large area displays were amazing to see - looked pretty TFTA - hopefully we use a locally developed system from Sa...
by dkhare
25 Feb 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197826

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

Indranil and JayS - Thank you for your replies. Indranil, no sahab please, will resort to automatic retaliation by addressing you as Indranilji. I also wanted to ask about the Elevon inboard actuator attachment mentioned in the drawing for the rear fuselage in the HAL RFI. I don't know if this is si...
by dkhare
23 Feb 2019 23:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 241454

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Excellent article Indranil & Jay's. Thank you for taking the time and effort to produce this. A couple of observations: 1. "On the other hand, the lower wing join shows better wing body blending which should lead to lower interference drag." I saw this in the initial videos and am glad...
by dkhare
21 Feb 2019 01:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 954505

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

Indranil, So gun firing is complete ? 8) I think its needed for ground attack only. One would think for FOC to be certified, the gun firing would be completed too, but I vaguely recall it was postponed for a later FOC-2 or something. Awesome news if it too has been certified. In my very humble opin...
by dkhare
20 Feb 2019 09:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 241454

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Beautiful bird! 1. Canards 2. IRST? 3. Fixed IFR probe? 4. Wing tip pylons! 5. Twin racks with Derbys! 6. Gun bay relocated with pylon added on starboard inlet chin 7. 11 pylons total! 8. No gun visible on wing root. 9. Very slight wing fuselage blending on the bottom. 10. Unclear if MLG configurati...
by dkhare
11 Feb 2019 22:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 241454

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Tejas mk2 cross sectional diagrams in HAL jig assembly tenders. Front section with canards http://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/TenderDoc/19865_TenderPDF1_RFI%20FF.pdf Awesome! Thank you sir... About the canard placement and degrees of rotation available based on the hinge location - some very qui...
by dkhare
16 Jan 2019 23:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 954505

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

Now, IAF wants new canopy for LCA https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/lca-tejas-mk-1a-to-have-new-and-thicker-canopy/articleshow/67550885.cms Based on the article, ADA and HAL seem to have taken the request in their stride and have already made a lot of progress. Agree with Indranil, this sho...
by dkhare
17 Oct 2018 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 490966

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Elta to supply Radars for an Asian Fighter

Have we acquired all the ELM/2032 radar sets for LCA Tejas Mk1 yet? This $55M contract for an undisclosed number of sets may be for us or the Koreans T-50 variants. The article states a contract in 2012 for $155M for another Asian fighter as well.
by dkhare
09 Oct 2018 02:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 241454

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Indranil wrote:Everything below the fuselage.



Speaking of below the fuselage, any hints on smoothening wing-fuselage blending on the underside?
by dkhare
06 Oct 2018 02:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 954505

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

Indranil wrote:Envelop


AoA 24 > 26 > 28?
by dkhare
23 Jul 2018 22:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 191149

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

What a beauty!
by dkhare
17 Jul 2018 22:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194274

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That is a very tough benchmark you are setting for any air defense system. ​The world has to figure out new physics to detect cruise missiles flying at tree top levels. Doesn't matter if it is a desi system, Russian system or Western system. Wonder why the US didn't send in fighter jets instead? S-...
by dkhare
17 Jul 2018 01:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194274

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

“S-400’s recent performance in Syria showed how effective it can be in the desert and on various types of landscapes, which led to a queue of countries with similar weather conditions namely the Persian Gulf states that wish to acquire it,” says the expert. What exactly did Russia S-400 do Syria ot...
by dkhare
08 Jun 2018 00:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194274

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Anantha Krishnan M. aka Tarmak007 just posted an edited video of the Brahmos ALCM launch from an Su-30MKI on his blog site http://tarmak007.blogspot.com/ A few additional frames of video from on board the MKI and the after effects of a clean hit. Probably no warhead in the missile but it hits the ta...
by dkhare
06 Jun 2018 00:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194274

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Courtesy another DRDL tender, the diameter of Akash NG is 250 mm, down from 350 mm on Akash. The length is down from 578 cm to 465-ish cm range. So, you can expect Akash NG to weigh less than half of the current Akash missile. Lighter, with longer range, with active seeker (may be even dual). This ...
by dkhare
01 Jun 2018 04:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1194274

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Wow! Congratulations to DRDO for this huge achievement! This is another giant step towards being truly self-reliant on missile technology by 2022. Imagine being able to put the following options together: 1. Indigenous active RF seeker (from Astra) 2. Indigenous IR seeker (from Akash 1S) 3. Dual see...
by dkhare
06 Apr 2018 08:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 954505

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

Interesting pic...looks like the tank being so far forward might interfere with the lightening pod during separation if not during carriage. If so, the centerline tank might be for air defence config only, freeing up all 6 wrong stations for AAMs Don't worry. https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/...
by dkhare
10 Jan 2018 00:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 626078

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ If you ask me, IMO its not optimal, could be better. Not only on the top but on the bottom side as well. But we have to consider the fact that its designed in lates 80s/early 90s. The design technology at that time available for ADA was limited. They have literally built the capability from scra...
by dkhare
10 Jan 2018 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 626078

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There was some great zaika in the chai today. AMCA and Mk2 has been sanctioned. Hopefully funds will also start to flow in soon. Indranil - wonderful news. Will look for official confirmation... Hopefully, funds will be allocated and released as soon as possible. Hon. Raksha Mantri must get all par...
by dkhare
04 Jan 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941749

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

Need to wait for official confirmation but here is a tweet: Indian Air Force to upgrade Jaguar with new @Honeywell_Aero F-125N engine. The @IAF_MCC will re-engine around 100 of its Jaguar fighter aircraft deployed in Jamnagar, Gorakhpur and Ambala. https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/948674930828...
by dkhare
20 Dec 2017 03:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 626078

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The Jaguars were acquired for the low level Deep Penetration Strike mission. With all the DARIN I, II, & III updates, they are still mission ready for the lo-lo-lo profile: penetrating below radar coverage, with updated navigation avionics, they can attack the same target from different directio...
by dkhare
14 Dec 2017 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 626078

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Nam, There are advantages and disadvantages of wingtip tanks. However, on wings with a significant taper designers typically try to decrease the loadout along the span. Unless it is not possible, as in the case of the Mig-21 as explained wonderfully by dkhare sir ahead of me. Ramana sir, As others ...

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