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by Bala Vignesh
14 Nov 2019 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 119770

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

JayS wrote:NLCA demonstrated night arrested recovery. A video in this tweet.

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/sta ... 05632?s=19

Waah!! 2019 is proving to be a watershed year for Indian aerospace R&D.. More steam to the team!!
Lungis fully deployed!!
by Bala Vignesh
03 Nov 2019 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48909

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

I thought RSAF had a permanent det out at KKD??
by Bala Vignesh
01 Nov 2019 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797939

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

The article states that the last active squadron of MiG27 UPG is 29 Scorpio. That would mean that 10 squadron has already been number-plated.
by Bala Vignesh
26 Oct 2019 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797939

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

fanne wrote:Does anyone know if Mig 29 UPG also includes fly by wire upgrade? (Mig 29 K have them)


Open source data doesn't indicate the addition of a FBW system as part of the UPG package .
by Bala Vignesh
24 Oct 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330018

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/army-chopper-with-northern-army-commander-on-board-crash-lands-in-j-k/articleshow/71738549.cms Army chopper with Northern Army commander on board crash-lands in J-K An Indian Army helicopter with the Northern Army commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, on ...
by Bala Vignesh
21 Oct 2019 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715130

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Well, I was aware but was told by my paanwala not to share the exact location. Hence the obfuscation, if you could call it that. Didn't know the information was public domain already.
by Bala Vignesh
21 Oct 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797939

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

The distance, as the crow flies, between Jamnagar and Masirah is just about 1200kms, well within the advertised range for internal fuel of 2100Kms of the UPG. This has me thinking why did they take extra tanks on the inboard and the ventral stations? The UPG seen on its own, is still a gorgeous thin...
by Bala Vignesh
20 Oct 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715130

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Yup, BLR has the PRTC which is the home of all Para SF Bn and will have adequate manpower to mount operations when required and also BLR is supposedly home to a Para SF Bn as well, not sure if that's true.
by Bala Vignesh
18 Oct 2019 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797939

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

Yeah, but she was graceful and elegant as well earlier.
by Bala Vignesh
11 Oct 2019 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 342290

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Saw this video of a US Airforce C-17 refuelling, can our C-17 use Drogue and Shoot method or can the IL 78 use the US airforce method ? https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/1181854826570739714 Nope!! The C17 and P8I require a flying boom and the Il76 is not going to be equipped with one for a ob...
by Bala Vignesh
08 Oct 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732332

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Looks like it, they must've got confused with MI-171V
by Bala Vignesh
07 Oct 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797939

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

Drones May be not but subsonic cruise missile should work but that would be better handdled by a SAM in any case. The worst case scenario when these assets may be required would be to givenCAS in a last ditch effort, IMO.
by Bala Vignesh
07 Oct 2019 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797939

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

here is the IAF Day2019 promo video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDY5pmKcak8 @5:58 looks like an Hawk firing Rockets??? does the IAF have a weaponized Hawk?. i thought the Hawk-i was a HAL proposal. what am i missing :roll: The Hawk could always launch dumb weapons. It's supposed to be able to ...
by Bala Vignesh
04 Oct 2019 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112284

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

IMO, if we want to start another project thay builds on the LCA and MWF, then we need to start on our own growler. Needn't be very powerful like the growler, even of we reach Prowler level in capabilities, it would be sufficient.
by Bala Vignesh
02 Oct 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 23786

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

I would actually like to see the Thunderbolts aerobatic display team getting resurrected with Tejas atleast a 3 aircraft formation used for advertising our product world wide. Isn't that Sagar Pawan? Was it renamed as Thunderbolts? Nope, the Sagar Pawan's had an almost similar livery as the thuderb...
by Bala Vignesh
30 Sep 2019 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112284

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

AUW is All-Up Weight, but in this case, I believe they are using it to mention the MTOW.

MWF is to be with INS6.
by Bala Vignesh
30 Sep 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732332

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

raghuk wrote:Blades issue was an old one and even then it was only for the cheetah/cheetah never the chetak. And the chetak was never meant for ASW or ASuW missions. A 2 Ton heli can only do so much.

The blades for Cheetah and Chetak are different? I thought they were the same design?
by Bala Vignesh
30 Sep 2019 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112284

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

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1178323717790715905?s=19 The tweet has a very nice graphics on evolution of LCA MK2 in three iterations. Can someone please post the pic here..? JayS, this is already posted on the Tejas Mk1/Mk1A thread. Cross posting from there below. Evolution of LCA fro...
by Bala Vignesh
30 Sep 2019 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112284

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

Aditya_V wrote:Out if curiosity is there a in flight refuelling video of JF-17 or probe in flight- I have it with the aircraft on the ground only.

While not exaclty in flight, this has a few JF17's with IFR probes coming in to land.
https://youtu.be/Z6b9PKeca2c
by Bala Vignesh
28 Sep 2019 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330018

Re: Military Flight Safety

It was a low vis situation, unless you TCAS or a radar altimeter with an alarm function, I don't think it would have helped.
by Bala Vignesh
27 Sep 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Phil Camp passes away Sep 26, 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1868

Re: Phil Camp passes away Sep 26, 2019

May his atma again moksha!!
by Bala Vignesh
27 Sep 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 628011

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Vivek ji, The previous wars were fought without any nuclear overtones between the combatants, not considering Kargil as a war since it was not an all out war across the entire front with Pakistan. Given that we now have over nuclear capabilities and just as our potential adversaries do, it would be ...
by Bala Vignesh
27 Sep 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4009
Views: 628011

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Vivek,

I think it's best not to second guess the decisions of professionals who would be betting their life based on this assessment. Let's leave these decisions to the professionals, which you and me are clearly not.
by Bala Vignesh
24 Sep 2019 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2799
Views: 461774

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

From Dassault Aviation's website on the Rafale. https://www.dassault-aviation.com/en/defense/rafale/specifications-and-performance-data/ Fuel (internal) - 4.7 t (10,300 lbs) Fuel (external) - up to 6.7 t (14,700 lbs) So a total of 11.4 tons of fuel. Or 10,342 kg. Or 22,800 pounds. At 11.4 tonnes, f...
by Bala Vignesh
22 Sep 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732332

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cross post from the IN ASW and AEW thread. https://hal-india.co.in/HAL%20Delivers%20Ch/ND__265 These helicopters are used by Navy for communication duties (Passenger transport), Cargo/ Material transport, Casualty evacuation, Search & Rescue, Areal survey & Patrolling, Emergency medical serv...
by Bala Vignesh
20 Sep 2019 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418860

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

How many 2 seater LCA do we have? I believe three. Two Tejas trainers (PV-5/6? the DM flying from HAL grounds should be one of these) and the first NLCA (NP-1). IAF had 8 two-seaters ordered for the initial batch of 40 but unless I missed it all 16 SPs sent to Sqd 45 are single seaters? That's righ...
by Bala Vignesh
20 Sep 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586150

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^ I agree. A single design which could be multi-use. But after todays announcement on tax cuts for corporates, and a possible revenue shortfall of Rs 1.5 Lakh crores, the IAFs desire for more capex, is not going to happen. I just hope the 83 LCA Mk1A are ordered. This would make the C295 based AEW...
by Bala Vignesh
20 Sep 2019 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586150

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Cybaru wrote:Thought cloud of RM "Is my chin better than the NLCA's"

:rotfl: :rotfl:
by Bala Vignesh
20 Sep 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586150

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I think it's best to use the opportunity to move to a more capable platform, considering that the Embraer fails to meet the ASQR, and select between the Gulfstream or the Bombardier, whichever one makes more sense. Personally I would like to continue with Embraer, ready product and BRICS alliance an...
by Bala Vignesh
13 Sep 2019 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 542
Views: 119770

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

Masha Allah!! This is a momentous day for us!! Lungis deployed fully!!
by Bala Vignesh
26 Feb 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 156718

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Looks like there is more than just IAF technical birds snooping around LoC/IB currently. There was a Gulfstream that was doing a beeline to Islamabad from Lahore.
by Bala Vignesh
26 Feb 2019 14:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 156718

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Found it interesting that M2K were used for the strike, rather than our dedicated DPSA Jaguar. I feel it is to signal the choice of the new procurement. With the opposition trying hard to make the Rafale pseudo-scam stick on the govt, this shows off what the Mirage can do even now and leaves ones i...
by Bala Vignesh
23 Feb 2019 01:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 229388

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

ks_sachin wrote:
Prasad wrote:Should've said hi :)

Ah thought u are based in Blore.
Will be there in April if any BRFites are in town.

There are quite a few of us here, ks_sachinji.. And I for one would definately like to say hi to any birader coming to visit..
by Bala Vignesh
20 Feb 2019 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 187
Views: 49656

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

As per the aforementioned diagram, an armored brigade invariably consists of at least 1 Mech Inf battalion. The number can go up 2 in some conditions. But invariably there will be an element of Mech Inf in all higher Armoured formations.
by Bala Vignesh
20 Feb 2019 02:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 48102

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1097886462417293312 ---> Here's the ALH with tail boom folded for compact stowage on board ships at Aero India 2019. This is an airworthy ALH owned by HAL and the tail boom is a mock up. HAL has undertaken this project based on an Indian Navy request. This is am...
by Bala Vignesh
20 Feb 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 187
Views: 49656

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Based on what i recall from an old OrBat diagram of an Armoured Regiment/cavalry regiment, the recce squadrons are either BRDM or the tanks themselves. BMP's are strictly with Mech Inf regiment.
by Bala Vignesh
15 Feb 2019 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 342290

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I am guessing here it means using the parallel taxiway as a runway for take off in case of emergencies..
by Bala Vignesh
14 Feb 2019 14:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 229388

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

Indranil wrote:Come on surya ji! What has the good Admiral taught us? Sabr ka fal mitha(i) hota hai.

But the good admiral has still not given his quota of Mitha(I) yet!!
by Bala Vignesh
14 Feb 2019 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2799
Views: 461774

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

I know it's a nitpick, but is INC so averse of Rafale that they refuse to use its photo as well in an infographic designed to discredit its purchase??
The aircraft used in the above tweet is a SHornet!!

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