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by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Thanks Sanju, that time differential thing is always the same and sometimes leads to BRF vanvas, hopefully we can mitigate that to some extent. I just wished to point out that our services are capable of fighting hard and have been given certain capabilities. For instance, if I see the IAFs radar &a...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

An adverse report on National Security for a govt. that positions itself as the natural party of National Security before an election year. Occam's razor and all that. Many in the media, as is well known, loathe the current Govt. Taking anything at face value from them is unwise. Exactly per Occam'...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2343
Views: 432942

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

Sajay, your proposal is really off-base. Look more at logistics & EOQ of spares, tooling etc and availability of skilled manpower before coming up with IAC etc. 1. Look at the numbers and types of aircraft below. Similar to the numbers and types I have suggested in my IAC concept. And all these ...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1890
Views: 277661

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

Yeah.. remember that. To be fair, HAL has understood its issues to a degree and has begun to really focus on QA/QC with programs like the Tejas, ALH etc getting a lot of management oversight & also freedom in picking the best of whatever is available, to fix things. But they really need to pick ...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1890
Views: 277661

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

What he of course doesn't mention is that the overall cost was still much higher due to the learning curve differential and Dassault refused to stand guarantee for HAL Manufactured Rafales.
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814899

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Rakesh, did you see this? After all the FUD this guy did about the Meteor, now he sweetly notes, An area of conflict in the Tejas Mark 1A is the IAF’s wish to integrate the Meteor air-to-air missile into the fighter. The Meteor’s vendor, MBDA, has made it clear it would not integrate their prime mis...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3289
Views: 397033

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Rakesh to clarify..not referring to you or the other more serious posts, sorry about any confusion.. i meant all the stuff about fit and finish etc which was just unnecessary. And Philip as usual almost wrecked the thread with his rants. Don't want him to come and finish it off.
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3289
Views: 397033

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Can you guys stop referencing Philip's posts. He is not to post on this thread due to his past antics and the more you respond to rubbish, more you will have spam on the thread.
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

^^ That's what the media reported. Do you have first hand info that's what occurred? If you are going by media reportage, all I can say is, dont.
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 22178

Re: Aero India 2019

So you handful of congenital whiners (you know who you are :-o ), who appear like clockwork every 2x months and complain complain complain about Rustom-2, Nirbhay and ADE, stop complaining now for at least 6x months. Meanwhile, if you must complain over something head over to twitter and "debat...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503609

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We needed the ISTARS yesterday. If we are looking to acquire them in 5-6 years down the line then IMO we should be looking into big HALE type drones equipped with desi satellite D/L to get the data to ground image analysts. With the advent of networking this is going to be the future of SIGINT/BFMS...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 22178

Re: Aero India 2019

Significant update on RUSTOM-2 aka TAPAS https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/02/next-manned-fighter-years-away-indias-big-drone-in-8-months.html With 53 flights across six airframes at a sprawling 2,600 acre aviation test facility in Chitradurga test facility about 200 km from Bengaluru, India’s hi...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 22178

Re: Aero India 2019

Since y'all are slacking on your solemn duty to update this thread with information, and instead ogling at flying and ground based natashas while visiting AI, us poor plebes have to pick up the slack.. The MiG-27 Upg with Litening, due to retire in a few years but quite potent in its own way (Liteni...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 22178

Re: Aero India 2019

Brahmos NG - the head (Sudhir Mishra) notes Brahmos is looking towards doing all sorts of stuff for the program. Brahmos NG variants in all likelihood: Variants can have range >> 300 km Precision increase, submeter vs meters Warheads - increase in destructive capability (2x) Seeker less variants wit...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 22178

Re: Aero India 2019

Anantha Krishnan M is doing an amazing job at his twitter feed, taking 2 min videos of various firms and programs, including some rare birds like the RUAV from HAL. The energy of the youngsters is palpable as is their competence and optimism. https://twitter.com/writetake Rotary UAV RUAV guys are do...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503609

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

There was a time when up to 20 Emb145 in various roles were being considered. It is a perfect sized aircraft for aew&c, [b]mpa , gmti radar carrier[/b]. The Gulfstream aircrafts come pretty close too. Yeah, it does fit perfectly in the MPA-medium space between P8I and Dorniers! IIRC, there were...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503609

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

well apart from being 50% less top speed, the C295 ceiling is 30,000feet vs 37,000feet of EMB145 31000ft is the ceiling of saab2000 the TSPAF AEW C295 was never designed for high flying - its ok to haul cargo and low flying maritime patrol mission. the israeli G550 aew has a ceiling of 51000 feet t...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2710
Views: 503609

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

This too has been stuck for several years. This is of no less importance than an AWACS and can revolutionize IAF strike power. This is more or less a D&D program as versus an outright buy of two silver bullet platforms from the US, earlier. A 5 aircraft ISTAR fleet can be very potent. From the f...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 175
Views: 22178

Re: Aero India 2019

Did any of you spend any time with the RCI, DRDL, DARE and LRDE guys? Very interested to know the latest about our desi INS, EW, seeker and radar programs.. more and more these will make their way onto our platforms and provide the edge against our much vaunted opponents. Latest is that Litening new...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814899

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

At least two more Mk1 squadrons please! :) https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1098842425504583680 ---> Yes, I was there when FOC was officially granted to the Tejas. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. But now is the time, to consolidate on the threshold that has been crossed. Build thi...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814899

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Kakarat, Please see the article I posted above. EL/M-2052 + Israeli SPJ ---> Mk1A Uttam (and probably a DARE solution IMO) ----> Mk1 replacing the EL/M-2032 Hybrid & as there is no jammer presently. So a 40 unit order will be there. Now, why is Uttam not directly being chosen for MK1A? Because t...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Seems as long as sufficient dinero is involved, false flag ops will get a lot of Paki brass interested. Even in their brass there is a feudal set up. Afsars with land, connection, property >>> than afsars who have just got promoted etc. There is clearly a lot of resentment. This Twitter thread from ...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3289
Views: 397033

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

even if their first flights may happen close together, the MWF will reach IOC and FOC clean and fast as it will be based on proven Tejas tech base and available technology. AMCA will need a host of new techs developed over next decade wrt to LO techs - materials, coatings, thermal sig, RF antenna s...
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3289
Views: 397033

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Philips usual rants have been deleted.

Please get back to quality discussion on the AMCA.

Thanks.
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814899

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Superb article Jay and Indranil.

Thankfully, I missed it earlier. I had a lot of work stuff earlier and this would have completely distracted me. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I wish you guys had covered the avionics & other aspects as well, but lets not gild the lily. Now wheres part 2. :mrgreen:
by Karan M
23 Feb 2019 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814899

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Is this Derby or Derby ER?
Looks longer than a std. Derby but could be perspective/camera trick

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by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Siddhu is not anti-Indian. Too many "shout Jai Hind!" type Patriotism Tests being driven by uber-patriots who will be first to run if the enemy really attacks. Navjot Siddhu has faced the world's fastest bowlers (without helmet IIRC) b4 most of you were even in diapers. He has walked the ...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200644

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

Indranil, JayS - time for you guys to chip in.
BTW, VKThakur is very dismissive re: the canards. I think he may be mistaken!
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 06:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200644

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

https://www.janes.com/article/86671/aero-india-2019-ada-unveils-tejas-af-mk-2-medium-weight-fighter The Tejas AF Mk 2 MWF, which was displayed on 20 February, is being pitched to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to fit into its medium multirole fighter requirement and as a potential replacement of the Das...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 78004

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Wish him all the best! Meanwhile, https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/new-brahmos-missile-will-take-down-enemy-force-multipliers/articleshow/68094383.cms?utm_source=twitter_wap&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialsharebuttons&from=mdr Sharing that the idea of integrating t...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1048
Views: 200644

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

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aero-india-tejas-mk2-gets-canards-big-payload-boo-455948/ India’s Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has detailed a number of improvements for the planned Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Mk2 fighter. The Mk2 benefits from Indian Air Force experience wi...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3887
Views: 814899

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Uttam is intended for production. :mrgreen: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aero-india-tejas-mk2-gets-canards-big-payload-boo-455948/ Separately, the Tejas Mk1 appeared in the static display with a locally developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar installed. The radar, de...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Poor man. Sincere, means well and is reasonably apolitical- at least in this interview. Will be used for PR and then his work thrown into the dustbin.
https://www.indiatoday.in/india/video/- ... 2019-02-21
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Bart, they wield disproportionate influence and are saboteurs. I was aware of multiple social media groups run by leftists, can be as innocuous as arts groups , handicrafts, food, book reading clubs. In each, the unwritten agenda is/was that the admins and a few fellow travellers constantly shape th...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 885
Views: 98011

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Quoting again for truth. Each and every point rings true! I am even against the Gripen NG, too close to the MWF plan. Rakesh Sir, How come US is not unreliable when we buy C-130 , C-17 , P-8I , BBJ etc but is unreliable for F-21 ? Like I said you need to ask and if they agree cut out a deal with pro...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 885
Views: 98011

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

You said it. I have met HAL workers and HAL managers. Some of the workers and their attitude left a bit to be desired, and those guys invariably flaunted their union connections and caste identity.
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Bart, what do you expect from the Indian left.

The communists supported China in 1962. Their descendants and fellow travellers have to make their own mark.
by Karan M
22 Feb 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Rudradev, if Modis rallies are attacked in GE2019, there is the possibility of a massive pro Modi wave akin to a sympathy vote or show of rebellion. It might be tactical sewercide from the POV of TSP interests which is par for the course for those idiots.
by Karan M
21 Feb 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

BartS, Anand Ranganathan. Writes well, yo-yos like a swinging yard-arm in choppy seas, on occasion.

Having said that, Modi's silence is unnerving all the Bakis.
by Karan M
21 Feb 2019 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2017
Views: 117760

Re: Pulwama Attack

Karthik S wrote:Yup.


Another crashed his aircraft when it was boar-ed on the runway. No kidding.
Anyhow, old news.

Right now, the Pakistanis are making a song and a dance, their twitter mujahids are screaming from their virtual minarets and nothing's happened.

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