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by dorai
11 Jun 2010 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The Gripen, in fact, owes as much to British Aerospace as to SAAB and you can find literature which shows how the British light fighter concept as floated by then UK firms ended up in the SAAB design. A complete lie. British Aerospace has not been part of any design activities on Gripen. The only w...
by dorai
25 May 2010 16:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Gripen NG demo flies from its nest 25 May 2010, in News Last week the Gripen NG demo was making its Iinternational debut by taking part in the last phase of the Indian evaluation trials for the MMRCA (Medium Multi- Role Combat Aircraft) tender in India. To date the aircraft has flown some 135 test ...
by dorai
21 Apr 2010 20:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Dassault and Thales in conflict Dassault wants to sell second hand mirages to India, while Thales is pitching to retrofit India’s existing fleet. The Abu Dhabi Air Force and the Qatari Air Force earlier this month officially proposed selling their respective fleet of Mirage 2000 to the Indian Air F...
by dorai
21 Apr 2010 16:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

SELEX Galileo’s RAVEN AESA radar supporting Gripen NG weapon system http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/269/vixenzgllebourget4.jpg 07:00 GMT, April 21, 2010 Edinburgh | SELEX Galileo’s prototype of its Raven ES-05 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar, the Raven 1000P, is playing a key ro...
by dorai
10 Apr 2010 05:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 697348

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Flumes Flies a Demonstrator of a Generic Future Fighter Aircraft The division of Fluid and Mechatronic Systems, FluMeS at the department of Management and Engineering, have been rewarded a contract from SAAB and FMV to realise and build a scaled demonstrator of a generic fighter concept. The concep...
by dorai
07 Apr 2010 06:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Cool looking Gripen test ranges here.

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/sh ... ost4868469
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by dorai
02 Apr 2010 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Maybe the General Electric F404/F414 is the real star at Leh... ?

Used on: LCA Tejas, JAS Gripen, Super Hornet
by dorai
30 Mar 2010 15:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Extra Funding To Advance Gripen Missile Integration HELSINKI - The funding boost Sweden provided this month to the JAS Gripen-NG project will advance the integration of new missile and precision weapon targeting systems on the fighter. A large portion of the $282 million allocation, which will cove...
by dorai
27 Mar 2010 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Again, the opinion that MIG-35 and SH cleared the tests is simply wrong! The Hindu wrote (which is the news Livefist is refering to) that 4 out of 5 tested aircraft failed. These 5 tested were F-16, Eurofighter, Rafale, Super Hornet and MIG-35. 4 of these failed. The 6th contender (Gripen) had not b...
by dorai
27 Mar 2010 09:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 931433

Re: Indian Military Aviation

My guess on the planes that failed. Rafale Gripen Typhoon F 16 Mig 35 and Super Hornet :) passes That's a really amazing guess since Gripen had not been tested yet when the news came out that 4 out of 6 aircraft had failed the startup test. http://www.hindu.com/2010/03/23/stories/2010032355522200.htm
by dorai
24 Mar 2010 04:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Some of the signature reduction features on Gripen. Sorry if it is a repost. http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9727/gripenintake1.jpg http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5695/gripenstealthfeature2.jpg http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/5427/gripenstealthfeature153.jpg http://img338.imageshack.us/img...
by dorai
24 Mar 2010 03:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

That article said Gripens has completed aerial refuling trials... that reminds me, how can the F-16 complete those trials when it's not ready for Probe and drogue refueling ? Dubai 09: Lockheed adds probe to F-16 to attract India The new probe-and-drogue refuelling capability was demonstrated to In...
by dorai
23 Mar 2010 14:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

That article said Gripens has completed aerial refuling trials... that reminds me, how can the F-16 complete those trials when it's not ready for Probe and drogue refueling ?
by dorai
23 Mar 2010 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Altitude + cold might be what is the problem... difficult for the APU to take in air or something. I don't know.

Gripens operate at F 21 Lulea wing and this is the temp they get over a year. Look at Jan-Feb.. brrrr!

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by dorai
17 Feb 2010 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1123917

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9707/seagripen032landbcopy.jpg Gripen presents naval variant to navy Wednesday, February 17, 2010 By Saurabh Joshi Gripen has made presentations of its Sea Gripen fighter aircraft to the Indian Navy last week. Tony Ogilvy, Vice President, International Marketing f...
by dorai
16 Feb 2010 18:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

LONDON - The Royal Air Force could be test flying an active electronically scanned array radar on a Typhoon fighter within three years following a deal between the British Ministry of Defence and Selex Galileo to develop and build the key new sensor as part of a technology demonstrator program. ......
by dorai
16 Feb 2010 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2898
Views: 500555

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Saab and Samtel in cooperation on new generation Head-Up Display Saab and Samtel Display Systems have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop, manufacture and market the RIGS Head-Up Display in India. RIGS is a new-generation advanced lightweight Head Up Display (HUD) designed by Sa...
by dorai
11 Feb 2010 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

France not finding any partners on building rafale really shows in the costs... The link is in French but you can read the table... Almost 200 million dollars (143 million euro) for a Rafale including development costs. But this is based on France actually buying 286 jets which they have not yet don...
by dorai
27 Jan 2010 03:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 901106

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

While the big boys is all blah blah the smaller company is adding to its sales... Thailand Buys Six More Gripen Jet Fighters from Sweden 27.01.2010 | text Bjarne Wildau The Royal Thai Government on Tuesday approved the procurement of six Gripens for 15,4 billion baht as proposed by the Ministry of D...
by dorai
05 Jan 2010 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

@ShauryaT

Gripen IN.
by dorai
05 Jan 2010 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I think this means Boeing will fight with claws... The manufacturer must find a new customer for the Super Hornet this year to keep the multirole fighter in production beyond 2011. http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/01/04/336575/forecasts-2010-defence-selection-headaches.html In the latest DT...
by dorai
05 Jan 2010 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

According to Brazilian news their airforce has in its report ranked Gripen NG on top with Rafale on place 3.

However the airforce doesn't make the final decision...

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/bras ... 4679.shtml
by dorai
04 Jan 2010 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 496563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^ The catch is it is the same gun of 39 caliber , I for one don't know the benefits of scaling up a gold plated platform as XM777 to do what already available and mature platforms like Archer can do . Point is XM777 is meant for a niche role and obvious compromises have been made to keep that weigh...
by dorai
31 Dec 2009 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5259
Views: 1077180

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Rather than having two half baked contracts, one with Snecma for M-88-3 called kaveri-2 and another with Eurojet or say RR, better to have deep import of technology from EJ by paying extra. I'd say Kaveri-2 for future MCA and off-the-shelf engine for Tejas (F-414 or EJ200) but of course no one seem...
by dorai
30 Dec 2009 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/20091230082617/Article/index_html Cover Story: What a swede ride! 2009/12/30 We are at the 10th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2009 (Lima ‘09) and the folks at Saab have given me a couple of minutes of stick time in their Grip...
by dorai
23 Dec 2009 00:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1123917

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Saab is responding to an Indian Navy (IN) request for information (RfI) regarding future carrier-capable fighters with a new development of the Gripen NG http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7270/seagripen2009122101.jpg http://defense-studies.blogspot.com/2009/12/saab-offers-sea-gripen.html http://jd...
by dorai
15 Dec 2009 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The Swiss competition is not so relevant with regards to the MMRCA. Only Rafale and Eurofighter (without aesa) there... Gripen In/NG, SH, Mig-35 and F-16IN did not participate in Switzerland.
by dorai
14 Dec 2009 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Last week the IAF and industry visited Swedish Air Force bases F 17 and F 7 (Gripen Centre) to look at operational Gripens and training/support system. http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4149/swe1.jpg http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5205/swe2.jpg http://www.mil.se/sv/Forband-och-formagor/Forband/Bl...
by dorai
09 Dec 2009 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Thanks for that post Kartik. I did dig an old report on the raven radar. http://www.ainonline.com/news/single-news-page/article/raven-radar-equipped-gripen-to-fly-by-year-end-1/ that says, thales RBE-2 AESA was tested with Gripen and found to be unsatisfactory for Gripen (ground trials!). I would t...
by dorai
02 Dec 2009 14:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 496563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

aditp, good news indeed. I read on another place that the Bofors Archer now exists in a more developed version. From moving to firing posiion in just 14s and a rate of fire 10-12 / minute. Refilling all mags 12s. Profile is slimmer with new armorpack. Sweden says 2 Archer-batallions replace 16 FH77 ...
by dorai
02 Dec 2009 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2619
Views: 363257

Re: Military Flight Safety

Well it would be nice to have a truly independent accident investigation board that even post its reports online. I see no reason why we should always accept "human error" on state-produced items.
by dorai
01 Dec 2009 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2619
Views: 363257

Re: Military Flight Safety

produce some source with some figures to back your claims on "only now in very recent times that the IAF finally has had a decent number of flight hours produced on MKI's" or cut the crap. I can't help that you do not understand the valuing of basic system experience on a operative produc...
by dorai
30 Nov 2009 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2619
Views: 363257

Re: Military Flight Safety

this is very sad thing indeed but moreover it is surprising as well!! After an unmatched record for 12 yr ... what went wrong !!! 2 crashes in a year !!! It is not surprising or unmatached by any standards. You have to get up to come down. It is only now in very recent times that the IAF finally ha...
by dorai
28 Nov 2009 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 797363

Re: LCA news and discussion

Hey I was googling about that and just found this piece from 2006... sorry if repost. Volvo Aero in cooperation with DRDO/GTRE Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Volvo Aero Corporation announced a cooperation with the Indian Ministry of Defence for the development of various Aero Engine Programs. Volvo Ae...
by dorai
28 Nov 2009 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Notice a 5th gen design in Saab presentation... 27 November 2009 Saab's view on technology transfer, 8ak interviews Pär Rohman 27 Nov 2009 8ak: With the amendments to DPP 2008 made this November the priority of the nation has moved away from research to transfer of technology. This is one area where...
by dorai
21 Nov 2009 04:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 600348

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

It was UAE F16 Block 60 that did field trials right? Because it is the base for F-16IN. Well in the latest aviationweek check 6 program they mention how the UAE is frustrated over many bugs and problems on the B60. http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBl...
by dorai
16 Nov 2009 16:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 496563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Rahul M when was FFV taken up by celsius/bofors ? 1991 I think. since when is CG in production in India ? I believe the license-production began 1976. The longer story on ownership is that in 1991 the owners of both FFV Ordnance and AB Bofors merged them (on paper only) in a reorganisation that cre...
by dorai
16 Nov 2009 13:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 496563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

carl gustav is a Saab Bofors Dynamics product. In 1999 Saab purchased the Celsius Group, the parent group of Bofors. In September 2000 United Defense Industries (UDI) purchased Bofors Weapon Systems from Saab (the tube artillery interests), while Saab retained the missile interests. when India opte...
by dorai
16 Nov 2009 12:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 496563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The Carl-Gustav is a SAAB product... Found more about mou. Bofors strengthen cooperation with India KARLSKOGA BAE Systems Bofors has recently signed a joint agreement on defense cooperation with India. This may eventually contribute to a positive development for both the Indian as the Swedish defens...
by dorai
16 Nov 2009 05:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 496563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Brief preview of monday's papers in Sweden.


Bofors signed "memorandum of understanding" with India


MoU is about technical partnership.

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/bofors ... n-1.995006

Will hopefully soon get more than this to share lol

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