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by naird
13 Oct 2020 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Vamsee wrote:Link

:eek: :eek: :eek:


Wait ! What !!!! - This is crazy video . Epic angle and climb is super awesome.
by naird
20 Aug 2020 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

https://theprint.in/defence/as-tejas-begins-flying-near-pakistan-border-iaf-hal-join-hands-to-boost-lca-availability/485159/ The first time the Tejas went in for “operational deployment” was after the Balakot strikes against a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Pakistan last year. At the time, the I...
by naird
14 Aug 2020 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2766
Views: 383490

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Back-and-forth on twitter between retired IAF pilots. I believe he is referring to Sqn Ldr Baldev Singh (retd). Posting the tweets in chronological order Just one small question, is this Ret Air force pilot Vijender Thakur the same pilot Raghu Nambiar refers to as a Mig 25 pilot who flew a Mig 25 l...
by naird
08 Jul 2020 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689934

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

Curious - does anyone know if India specific enhancements include 'ODL' ? I am very much perplexed as to how IAF is planning to make Russian and Western platforms talk to each other via ODL ; Perhaps some member can shed some light. And if they dont really talk with each other - then in todays era m...
by naird
29 May 2020 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

This series of tweets explains why HVT sir has pressed the mute button. He definitely has reduced his twitter exchanges... #TejasTailpiece 1 There is no change in internal aircraft numbering of #Tejas FOC from #HAL’s end which will continue with SP-21, 22 etc. #IAF allocates different tail numbers &...
by naird
29 May 2020 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Indranil wrote:You are correct. You can also tell them that all will eventually be converted to Mk1A standard. In fact LSP8 is being converted to Mk1A and a few more SPs to follow for testing purposes.


Thanks IR - new piece of information. Any timelines on when it is expected to be completed and test flown ?
by naird
24 Mar 2020 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

This virus situation has me worried - what are the chances that MK1A deal will sail through. We will be going through a tremendous economic upheaval..
by naird
19 Mar 2020 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Build finish looks top notch !! Loving the pics
by naird
18 Mar 2020 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

As hvtf has clearly stated - This RCS discussion is humbug. A su 30 and lca with external stores attached (drop tanks, munitions, etc) will be picked up around same time. So it really does not matter. Maybe an exception will be in close air support - but i doubt about that also. Also if export cust...
by naird
17 Mar 2020 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

^^^^^ My concern has more to do with certain potential export customers who may not follow said export restrictions based on the ever changing status of their relationship with our not so friendly neighbors. The shock value of the the teja's low rcs on the first day it engages in combat is somethin...
by naird
17 Mar 2020 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

First 'combat worthy' Tejas flies for 40 minutes https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/first-combat-worthy-tejas-flies-for-40-minutes/articleshow/74670571.cms What the hell does TOI mean by first combat worthy Tejas ? Our 1st squadron will be used to deliver achar ??? This guys should be roasted.
by naird
15 Mar 2020 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405142

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Look at this footage !

https://www.facebook.com/HamzaTahirVLOGS/videos/1481514938686259/

Stunning footage of F16 crash ! Turn up the volume - clear case of misjudgement ! He got into a mush and the optical illusion prevented him from ejecting
by naird
15 Mar 2020 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405142

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

JF17 flying display - for the Feb 27 non performance. Still does not complete the loop, atleast not that i can see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acZVZkoYw4c&t=6s

I really wonder - aerodynamically whats preventing them to complete the loop.
by naird
14 Mar 2020 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Aahhh what ####. I have been refreshing this page multiple times even in my sleep - just to see the news ..

Hope the wait is worth it - they should put out some HD videos..
by naird
09 Mar 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

With the current market situation - a global recession is likely ! To spare funds for a military purchase looks like a distant possibility !

Fingers crossed ! The only HAL can secure order for LCA is if Trump/Americans pitch and resell LCA (Yes people - thats sarcasm)
by naird
06 Mar 2020 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

Fantastic article - some of the information was known before from interview of AM Hari Kumar. What exactly does he mean by "Crystal Maze could not be fired due to procedural issues" ? Not understanding this statement. I am interpreting it as M2K was not able to fire since some parameters ...
by naird
02 Mar 2020 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

Has this been posted before? https://www.theweek.in/theweek/specials/2020/02/28/hit-and-run.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true Fantastic article - some of the information was known before from interview of AM Hari Kumar. What exactly does he mean by "Crystal Maze could not be fired due to proc...
by naird
02 Mar 2020 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214638

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

Not sure where to post it ! Mods can move if not appropriate . Absolutely fantastic recordings from turkish action over syria ! They are literally advertising their capabilities - from IAF point of view , they will have to be ready since this will make way into PAF's hands Recording of strikes using...
by naird
27 Feb 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

This is not new! The Crystal Maze was not launched because target lock was not achieved due to inclement weather. This has been known for a few months now. ew-ACM Dhanoa said this in a previous interview. There are two regrets that he has. One is that he does not have video of the attack, thanks to...
by naird
26 Feb 2020 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

New Data point ! https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/air-chief-marshal-rks-bhadauria-to-ndtv-on-balakot-strike-forget-about-information-war-pakistan-know-2186264 It's not that the Indian Air Force went into the mission on February 26, 2019 without planning to release imagery of the attack. That part of...
by naird
26 Feb 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/air-chief-marshal-rks-bhadauria-balakot-strike-redefined-use-of-air-power-towards-meeting-national-objective-6286787/ Full text---> One year after the Balakot strike and subsequent air operations, how do you look back at the events from February 2019 till now...
by naird
26 Feb 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045907

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sir having under control vs whose budget was spent on acquisition. Still don't understand the reason for purchasing 6! Can you shed some light on it? There is no rhyme or reason. It is a result of a bitter turf way between IA and IAF for a decade. Ultimately Antony who was the defence minister at t...
by naird
22 Feb 2020 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281199

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

This is drool worthy stuff !!! I agree , finally some real eye candy stuff. Can someone please forward it to HAL and ADA reps - tell them that this how renderings should be created for brochure ware. The watermark on the images sucks - hope we does watermark towards the bottom or towards the corner....
by naird
22 Feb 2020 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

11. Hind sight is 2020, there is no meaning in this question, on Feb 27th why did not we have 30 planes, or did not fire BVR, or why were Mig 29 missing in action? Had we known before hand (say even few hours) that at that exact time 24 TSPAF planes will come, even with the planes that we had (Rafa...
by naird
22 Feb 2020 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

Because they were only looking to kill the jihadis present there and not looking to fight or win a twitter "perception war", or warm up jingo hearts, as much as that might annoy us. The only message they were trying to send was to the ISI - that the next time they send their pet jihadis t...
by naird
15 Feb 2020 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

IIRC, 12 Mirage fighter jets flown that night, 4 hit balakot, rest .... -Ankit Doesnt make sense. Gafoora was so quick to tweet about Balakot and its crow effect. Yet no word from him on other so called hits. Imho only Balakot was hit. Perhaps IAF fighters might have dashed to Muzaffarabad , chakot...
by naird
11 Feb 2020 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281199

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

MK2 cockpit video. I hate the greenish tinge of the display, SPORT was much better.

by naird
06 Feb 2020 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281199

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

It is very impressive for sure ! I dont understand this space well - but to me incorporating a single LAD is orders of magnitude more difficult. I am not talking about hardware - i am talking about sensor fusion of all kinds of data in a single display. Thinking about it - how would they prioritize...
by naird
06 Feb 2020 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Did the reporter forgot that while questioning mike should be near his mouth and while hearing the answer it should be near the other person mouth and not his ears? Anyways, anyone with better ears, heard what was being answered +1 Other than SP21 completed engine run, i couldnt make out anything.
by naird
06 Feb 2020 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281199

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

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1224622223975014401?s=20 ----> MWF 1:1 mock-up cockpit

Admiral - is this a working prototype ? As in like LCA sport ? Is there a video ?
by naird
06 Feb 2020 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281199

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

Excellent cockpit..given how good the MMI is supposedly on the Tejas, MWF will be a leap forward. Should be almost similar with the TEDBF/ORCA and help with the AMCA cockpit development as well. It is very impressive for sure ! I dont understand this space well - but to me incorporating a single LA...
by naird
05 Feb 2020 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Manu Pubby has confirmed that LCA contract will not be signed at DEFEXPO.
This sucks
by naird
04 Feb 2020 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

https://twitter.com/SoumyaR57322232/status/1224371779558264833?s=20 ----> Sir has IAF ever flown Tejas against Mirage 2000, Su-30 and MiG-29? If yes....what was it's A2A performance? ^^^^ Response to question above is the tweet below.... https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1224374188523192322?s=20 --...
by naird
28 Jan 2020 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

The ODL refers to the Operational Data Link that is the IAF's datalink for linking all its aerial assets with the ground. New radio probably refers to Software Defined Radios (SDR) that are more secure. But what he could be referring to is passing target coordinates over ODL for guided munitions. O...
by naird
28 Jan 2020 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Cybaru wrote:Probably was part of the 2052 negotiation itself. Plus if 2052 is on the Darin III jags, then they must have solved this problem already. Are they on the jags? any confirmation?


They are on Jags as part of Darin III upgrade. Confirmed by HVF.
by naird
27 Jan 2020 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084111

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

Tejas pilot interview Worth a read especially the bit about it's biggest myth. https://hushkit.net/2020/01/25/flying-fighting-in-hal-tejas-interview-with-test-pilot-rajeev-joshi/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Terrific interview ! Finally something that i personally was waiting for a long time. Whil...
by naird
22 Jan 2020 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023061

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Haridas wrote:My mind is super relaxed & dancing in joy at this K-4 test.
Shade more than Pokharan-2 :D :)


Is the test from a pontoon or from Arihant ? I suppose there will be additional complexities when firing from SLBM
by naird
11 Nov 2019 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

What a bunch of unprofessional jokers. Unfortunately, the IAFs tendency to downplay its own efforts allows them such PR victories. Any other AF in the world would have given a spate of interviews suitably sanitized calling the PAFs account into disrepute. IAF went and flew an Avenger formation on i...
by naird
07 Nov 2019 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 755164

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

Pakis and their PR game. A complete section in a museum dedicated to operation swift retort.

https://twitter.com/warnesyworld/status ... 01346?s=20
by naird
07 Nov 2019 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214638

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

Another fantastic podcast. Do give a listen. These guys are doing a great job. Nothing new - but just listening to the classifications of AtoA missions is pretty insightful. Also the pilot confirms Balakot scenario - of fighters hiding in mountain valleys and surprising the adversaries. This podcast...

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