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by dkhare
02 Feb 2021 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345645

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

Love the model! Some observations and questions: 1. I see some fuselage wing blending on the lower side. Is that real or just the angle at which the picture was taken? 2. New actuator on top of the wing close to the body for the flaps? It wasnt there in the Mark I. 3. Wonder if the canards can be us...
by dkhare
01 Oct 2020 04:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215590

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

According to a Defence youtube report - Manufacturing and roll out of the first front fuselage of Tejas (First Article ICY Jig) done by Dynamatic Technologies. This Jig has been accepted and certified by HAL. Here is the post from the official account of Dynamatic Technologies (does not have the bl...
by dkhare
22 Sep 2020 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347271

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

The MICA has given the M2k such a quantum leap in capability. From 1 drop tank + 2 BVR + 2CCM (max loadout) to 2 Drop tanks + 4 BVR + 2 CCM (also with limited BVR capability). Increasing fuel, payload and lethality of the missiles all at the same time. Shame it took so long for us to start upgradin...
by dkhare
29 Jul 2020 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345645

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

That is great news if they have completed the detailed design. Can't wait to see some official renderings and scale models...
by dkhare
18 May 2020 09:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215590

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

Excellent article Indranil! Please write more articles more often...time permitting.
by dkhare
11 May 2020 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3420
Views: 871847

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

No thanks necessary. A long time ago, BR Image Galleries used to be the go to source (if not the only source) for any images of Indian military equipment. I guess legalese, permissions and other issues prevents BR from hosting these images anymore.
by dkhare
11 May 2020 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3420
Views: 871847

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

An excellent pictorial walk down memory lane for Indian Navy Harriers by Harpreet @CestMoiz in this twitter thread:
https://twitter.com/CestMoiz/status/1259847964471803905
by dkhare
08 May 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347271

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

Saw this from an Angad Singh tweet @zone5aviation: https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1256519001607245825 Is that LDP on the center line pylon or is it a separate LCA-esque smart pylon? If a separate smart pylon, will the single seaters also get it? Keeps the tandem pylon on center line free f...
by dkhare
25 Apr 2020 00:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215590

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

Yes, but how will the RWR distinguish between a regular scan and a TWS lock? The pilot will not know a missile has been launched at him. I alluded to this when I cooked up the scenario. You are 80km away from the enemy who is painting you with his radar which your RWR informs you. Knowing that he c...
by dkhare
19 Mar 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215590

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215590

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215590

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: 3936
Views: 812911

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: 3936
Views: 812911

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: 3936
Views: 812911

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: 3970
Views: 794096

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: 1095
Views: 345645

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: 3970
Views: 794096

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: 415
Views: 95728

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: 3970
Views: 794096

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: 189814

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: 3795
Views: 755369

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: 189814

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: 3310
Views: 556010

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: 1095
Views: 345645

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215590

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: 1095
Views: 345645

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: 1095
Views: 345645

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: 271422

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: 1057691

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: 271422

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: 271422

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: 1057691

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: 3009
Views: 572127

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: 271422

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: 1057691

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: 218006

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: 1343675

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-...

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