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by dkhare
08 Mar 2019 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 408587

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: 130
Views: 28917

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: 203
Views: 46280

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: 130
Views: 28917

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: 130
Views: 28917

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: 207796

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: 3910
Views: 831579

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: 207796

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: 207796

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: 3910
Views: 831579

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: 2781
Views: 411940

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: 207796

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: 3910
Views: 831579

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: 160391

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

What a beauty!
by dkhare
17 Jul 2018 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1020499

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1020499

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1020499

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1020499

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1020499

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: 3910
Views: 831579

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: 532047

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: 532047

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: 2483
Views: 489377

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: 532047

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: 532047

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 ...
by dkhare
14 Dec 2017 02:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 532047

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

In case of the MiG 21, it was initially designed as a cheap, short range, day time, supersonic interceptor with no gun and with just 1 pylon per wing for precisely the 10 minute supersonic dash to intercept incoming nuclear bombers. They added an extra pylon and plumbing for tanks when users wanted ...
by dkhare
18 Oct 2017 23:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1020499

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

From idrw.org, so all usual disclaimers and caveats apply: http://idrw.org/india-to-purchase-only-2-types-of-missile-for-its-s-400-system-report/ It reports, the IAF intends to purchase just 2 of 4 missiles with the longest ranges - 40N6 (400 km) and 48N6 (250 km). Not purchasing the 9M96E2 (120 km)...
by dkhare
13 Oct 2017 01:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1020499

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is the stenciling upside down? The SAAW rolls over after being released by the launch platform. That's why it looks like the stencil is upside down while on the pylon - but in flight the SAAW stenciling will be right side up. You can also see the slits for the wings are the bottom while on the pylo...
by dkhare
01 May 2017 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 710174

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Awesome! Saw him with Cmd Balaji on NDTV's Walk the Talk with Team Tejas program - he was the Associate Program Director, ADA. Here is link if interested:
http://www.ndtv.com/video/shows/walk-the-talk/walk-the-talk-with-team-tejas-434144
by dkhare
05 Apr 2017 01:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 710174

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Kartik, these studies are for MK1A ( to be retrofitted on the Mk1). The outboard pylon is strong enough to carry the load. I have had long discussions with paan waalas on this. On Mk2, they will go for internal SPJ. Do you know why the SPJ here has such blunt nose..?? I think they are simulating th...
by dkhare
17 Feb 2017 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 710174

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

The quality of refueling probe on Tejas is excellent. Compare it to Jaguar's http://i.imgur.com/vgcdahz.jpg What version of the Jaguar is that above? Is that a mock-up? IAF Jaguars have a retractable IFR probe. When we first acquired the Jaguars, the probes were removed to save weight. They were re...
by dkhare
16 Feb 2017 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 408587

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

NRao wrote:I vaguely recall reading that the AESA is chanted to reduce reflections. In fact, IIRC even in a mechanism that supports movement of the face, in an idle position, the face always droops.


That makes sense. I was wondering about this a few pages ago. Thanks for this nugget...
by dkhare
07 Feb 2017 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 408587

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://defence.pk/attachments/upload_2015-10-9_21-5-46-png.325658/ Great pictures - thanks for posting them Kartik. Why is the radar slanted upwards? Is it mounted on a gimbal so that it can be steered mechanically as well? I thought with AESA radars that was not necessary anymore. The wing actuat...
by dkhare
02 Feb 2017 01:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 710174

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Here is another angle of the IFR probe in the hangar. Seems to have a flatter aerodynamic profile, the symmetric aerofoil shape Indranil mentioned, along the vertical part of the probe.

Courtesy of @ShivAroor @LiveFist
Image
by dkhare
01 Feb 2017 05:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 710174

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Great news indeed! Additional Tier 1 Suppliers coming on-board bodes well for delivering aircrafts at a higher rate in the future. The IFR probe appears to be larger relative to the smaller size of the Tejas - we are probably used to seeing it on much larger sized aircraft. It seems to be placed wit...
by dkhare
08 Sep 2016 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3648
Views: 694780

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Awesome news! Proud of ISRO!
by dkhare
24 Aug 2016 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2660
Views: 277843

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Link from Janes.com about Russian PAKFA and India FGFA titled:

Perspectives on the Multi-Role Fighter Russian / Indian Fifth Generation Ambitions:
http://bcove.me/ywmdot5f
by dkhare
17 Aug 2016 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 256090

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Good morning all. Great to have BRF online again. Thank you for all the work done in the restoration. I don't know of any western naval aircraft that have a drogue chute as part of the design but I wonder if the Russian MiG 29Ks and Su 33 retain their chutes. However, if the pilots want it - it mean...

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