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by Pratik_S
07 Nov 2011 15:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

According to my source 1st Indian made PAK-FA by 2014. 1st PAK-FA for IAF with new engines and nozzels in 2018. Also by 2018 IAF is expected to have around 40 PAK-FA's. He also called the discussion on JSF and PAK-FA being delayed as " http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/shit-emoticon.gif "
by Pratik_S
23 Oct 2011 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 892363

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

HELINA tested on ALH Rudra India’s Integrated Guided Missile Development Program got another boost last week when the HELINA Anti- Tank missile was successful tested on the ALH Rudra. It was an separation test which was 100% success. This was the first test in which an Indian missile was tested for...
by Pratik_S
28 Sep 2011 19:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 675762

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Naval Tejas undergoes successful engine ground run

According to my sources the first flight is expected before the end of october.
by Pratik_S
18 Sep 2011 15:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 417795

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Can anybody tell me how much It will cost me for seat covers in Mumbai ? I own a Tata Indica V2. Cover can be either Leather or Art Leather.
by Pratik_S
29 Jul 2011 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 675762

Re: LCA News and Discussions

CAG ? :x the whole CAG department is bunch of super genious accountants, CA etc. they are very good at numbers. they can't think beyond numbers. No sir, CA's are not working with CAG. Pay-grade is not good enough. Also we CA's don't just think about the numbers, We have to think a lot beyond than a...
by Pratik_S
18 Jul 2011 17:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 664659

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Tajikistan repeats call for Russia to pay for military base
Its for Ayni airbase which India has been linked to in past.
by Pratik_S
11 Jul 2011 11:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950953

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I am not sure if you guys know this:
According to my sources the INS Satpura commissioning date is set on Aug 28.(Could be 20th also cuz phone reception was not that great.)
by Pratik_S
16 Jun 2011 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 957665

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I remember even our security personnel's protecting the PM carrying a similar briefcase. Saw it during the 26 Jan parade. Even I was puzzled to see such a thin briefcase. I think its used as a shield to protect the VIP's, it could be made of up bullet-proof material. But its just my guess.
by Pratik_S
15 Jun 2011 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 360912

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF



Nice and according to Boeing the delivery will in 2013 and 2014. So are they going to deliver all the 10 C-17's in these two years or is the delivery going to start in 2013/14 ?
by Pratik_S
10 Jun 2011 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 503584

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Hi guys, this is a bit OT but I am posting it here anyway. I am planning to make a video displaying Indian Military Aviation but I can't find a suitable background song/music. Any suggestions ?
by Pratik_S
07 Jun 2011 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 360912

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I would be rather optimistic when it comes to MTA considering the fact that in past 3-4 years the IAF is putting a lot of emphasis on buying new transport aircrafts and upgrading its existing fleet of transport aircraft. Also surprisingly, the purchase contract of C-130J's, C-17 and upgradation cont...
by Pratik_S
05 Jun 2011 16:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 680095

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

^^ its not about the engine. Its about the TVC nozzle. I am confident that the Russians will come up with a good engine, but i am sure about the stealth part.
by Pratik_S
05 Jun 2011 16:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Flankers have been ordered reordered and they are being supplied on schedule. Inspite of these superpotent flankers IAF decided to go for MediumMRCA. Maybe they have other reasons, just a rafale carrying double its own weight, burning much less fuel or even more long lasting life of certain parts. ...
by Pratik_S
05 Jun 2011 12:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 680095

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

5th Gen 3D TVC's Don't look any stealthy to me.
[youtube]ZM_BTE8hTbY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
by Pratik_S
04 Jun 2011 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

The "not as good" makes all the difference in air combat :) Then again, our enemy is not America. Not really, lot of other factors come into play like self defense capability, BVR missiles, AWACS support. Fractional differences have hardly affected air combat. IMVHO BVR is less likely sce...
by Pratik_S
03 Jun 2011 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

@ Rakesh Saab #Nobody knows that. You said that US will keep things up its selves even in case of its allies than considering this fact they should offer us even lower specs. Still than they are losing in ex's. I really doubt water-downed SH is as good as Typhoon and Rafael. #Tech falling in wrong h...
by Pratik_S
03 Jun 2011 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

I agree with you that the SH is good in BVR ranges but so are Typhoon are Rafael. Yes, ok may be not as good the SH but they are not hopeless. Also you cannot totally claim that WVR dogfights will not happen, incase of India WVR engagements look more likely than BVR.(But lets not go into it). I won'...
by Pratik_S
03 Jun 2011 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

He made at point with that but I will argue that #Yes, its not worth paying $65 million more for just 1.2 degrees but than again its not the only factor at which t$he SH has failed. A 7.5G capability is far less than 9G which means it will a lot poorer in almost all maneuvers when compared with the ...
by Pratik_S
03 Jun 2011 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

PratikS: I have to disagree with you on the sensors bit. Nobody - absolutely no one - can catch up to the Americans in AESA technology. They hold all the aces. By the time the Euros (Dassault and EADS) catch up to the full-spec capability of Raytheon's APG-79 AESA, the latter will already be FAR ah...
by Pratik_S
03 Jun 2011 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

^^^Pratik Saar: You pre-empted me! :) I just finished reading that link. Makes for very interesting reading as to why the F/A-18 and F-16 were eliminated. A must read for all Rakshaks. Remember ramana had predicted that the IAF is primarily looking for an air superiority fighter, with an important ...
by Pratik_S
03 Jun 2011 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

The article basically blames the IAF for not putting premium on stuff the Americans fighters are good at and not considering the monetary aspect (Flyaway cost). Mr. Ashley has failed to understand that if Premium was given to the sensors and electronics to the Americans even still the result would h...
by Pratik_S
03 Jun 2011 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 514413

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Decoding India's MMRCA decision- Ashley J. Telli
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/ ... cision.pdf

Haven't read it full yet but the article is biased towards American "cause" (as usual). But good info on the cause of rejection and IAF mindset.
by Pratik_S
27 May 2011 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950953

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I hope this image was not posted here before.
Image
http://angle-of-attack.blogspot.com/201 ... ditya.html
by Pratik_S
16 May 2011 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839296

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Thinking aloud, the probe looks very close to the fuselage. Isn't that a problem? The M2Ks, Rafales and MKIs have the probes farther away from the fuselage minimising the chances of friction between the hose and the fuselage. Plus, the pilots can see it happening in front of their eyes. Not sure ab...
by Pratik_S
24 Apr 2011 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1012
Views: 191538

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Image

This shouldn't be difficult :wink:
by Pratik_S
14 Apr 2011 21:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 950953

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Its interesting to see IN practicing smack in the middle of a trade route which is most likely to be attacked by China. Its a good statement for IN to make. But still IN on its own won't be able to stop the PLAN in South China Sea just the same way PLAN can't do anything in IOR.
by Pratik_S
05 Apr 2011 16:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 892250

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

sum wrote:^^ Really nice clips of IA Dhruv in action on yesterday's NATGEO Mission Army show.... also had a flew clips of SF guys doing insertions using the Dhruv.


Yup, A nice video of Dhruv which skiding on its skids.
by Pratik_S
02 Apr 2011 15:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 892363

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

suryag wrote:Waht happened to the regular NAG induction

Under induction, a few more will be ordered soon.

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