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by Indranil
16 Apr 2021 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

• Empty Weight: 7,040 kg • Take-Off Clean Weight: 10,330 kg • Maximum Take Off Weight: 14,240 kg • Maximum External Payload Capacity: 3,910 kg These are official numbers from ADA brochures. Difference between CTOW And Empty weight is 3290 kgs. Of these, 2485 kgs is internal fuel. About 800kgs for pi...
by Indranil
07 Apr 2021 02:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5815
Views: 695937

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

rsingh ji,

You are right. As far as airplanes go, these are simple airplanes. Therefore, isn't it a pity that we as a country can design and manufacture such simple planes?
by Indranil
01 Apr 2021 01:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5815
Views: 695937

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

NAL just rolled out Hansa NG. There's already LOI for 30 aircrafts. Cockpit already certified. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExyYuzuVIAkAdlp?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExyZ0YIVcAMQkuW?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exya5_OU8AQ9G2s?format=jpg&name...
by Indranil
01 Apr 2021 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

IAI is pushing. They made the modifications. Good to have it qualified. If there is an export customer who wants it, they can have it. We also retain the capability (at the minimum as a bargaining chip). Also, we have Python 5s as part of Spyder. So ....
by Indranil
31 Mar 2021 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Indranil: not sure if I understood. Do you mean Astra will only be integrated with Mk1A (or) will it be integrated with Mk1 in the same timeframe as Mk1A integration? But the Mk1A is at least 3 years away from being produced. Is there any timeframe that you are aware of for Astra integration? And c...
by Indranil
30 Mar 2021 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 51786

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

First flights:

SP-25
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SP-26
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by Indranil
29 Mar 2021 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Kartik wrote:Supposedly, Astra integration with Tejas Mk1 is going on.

They are planning to finish qualifications with Mk1A qualifications.
by Indranil
27 Mar 2021 04:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 70933

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Sounds like what Tejas would've been without the need to match the MiG-21 footprint exactly. But a question, Indranil: why the splitter plate intakes? Forget DSI if one were to look at 4G a/c, they seem more like the Hornet rather than the Super Hornet. Even the KAI T-50 has no splitter plates. Wil...
by Indranil
26 Mar 2021 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 70933

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Kartik, I agree with you that the Mirages are gorgeous. That's what 5 generation of iterations buys you. Mk1 does not have that refined lines. And I told these to people who fly and developed the Mk1. It is like telling somebody that their child is ugly. :D How I wish there is an Mk1B. 0.5mtr longer...
by Indranil
26 Mar 2021 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 51786

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Not sure which serial number since it's been erased, but nevertheless a nice pic https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/150871706_337218430985835_1260649437221138364_n.jpg?tp=1&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=N1xJXf1c6X4AX-pZ-nT...
by Indranil
22 Mar 2021 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1290832

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ADE is moving the Nirbhay launcher to an 8x8. It can be a Tata or an Ashok Leyland 8x8. But L&T is the system integrator. Expect something like this.
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by Indranil
22 Mar 2021 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 819124

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Cross post. Yet another offshoot of the AAAU.: An AAAU-based maritime patrol radar with 512 TRMs. This shows how much confidence DRDO, IAF and IN have on the AAAU radar and its derivatives: Netra, new AEW&Cs, Mk1A, Mk2, AMCA and now this. I am pretty sure Su-30 radar upgrade can be Uttam-derived...
by Indranil
22 Mar 2021 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 586056

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Yet another offshoot of the AAAU.: An AAAU-based maritime patrol radar with 512 TRMs. This shows how much confidence DRDO, IAF and IN have on the AAAU radar and its derivatives: Netra, new AEW&Cs, Mk1A, Mk2, AMCA and now this. I am pretty sure Su-30 radar upgrade can be Uttam-derived! https://pb...
by Indranil
19 Mar 2021 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

History was made yesterday. An SP took to the year for the first time and nobody cared or reported.

Sp 25 and 26 should be ready within this month
by Indranil
11 Mar 2021 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 51786

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

I don't know who is the photographer. But credit to him/her. One of the best pictures of Tejas I have seen till now. https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/158324552_487914322375707_4826068116345861256_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=J6QqrqIKE6kAX-XcxBs&_nc_ht...
by Indranil
06 Mar 2021 04:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1290832

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Booster was at least today to carry the missile to required altitude and speed (as if mimicking a fighter plane) and then let go as a plane will let go sfdr. On plane do we need a booster? From ramjet to work is there a high initial velocity? Don’t know Yes there still needs to be booster (smaller ...
by Indranil
04 Mar 2021 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

First flight of SP 20 in about a week's time. Delivery of 18,19,20 expected in 2-4weeks. So that's 4 a/c this financial year. Hope the pace picks up. What they were licking during this slowdown is that once the aircraft has flown, it will clear acceptance trials within a fixed amount of time. And o...
by Indranil
04 Mar 2021 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

I don't know. I am being told that HAL can go to 16 per annum easily and pretty soon if it has orders. I am hoping some import orders come in, because I have given up hope on MoD.
by Indranil
03 Mar 2021 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 717
Views: 194144

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

First flight of SP 20 in about a week's time. Delivery of 18,19,20 expected in 2-4weeks.
by Indranil
03 Mar 2021 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 96
Views: 23681

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

The diameter of that curve is 500 mtrs. No problems.
by Indranil
03 Mar 2021 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 96
Views: 23681

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Beautiful pictures of the upcoming PSLV integration Facility and tracks for mobile launch pad for the first launch pad. Should bring up launch capability from 6 PSLVs per annum to 15 PSLVs per annum. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvbvPXiXYAIhDF0?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/medi...
by Indranil
01 Mar 2021 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1290832

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I make a guess. Astra Mk2 will be operationalized by end of 2022. The propulsion is mastered. The seeker is mastered. I don't see how it will take more than 2 years. Also, I expect SFDR to be operational by 2025.
by Indranil
23 Feb 2021 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4509
Views: 862601

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

https://www1.nseindia.com/index_nse.htm Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ->company information ---> Corporate Announcements ------> View All ---------> Investor Presentation 16-Feb-2021 10:17 ------------> https://www1.nseindia.com/corporate/HAL_16022021101736_InvestorMeet_16022020_presentation.pdf Ja...
by Indranil
16 Feb 2021 04:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1290832

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Astra CCM is also round the corner.
by Indranil
14 Feb 2021 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 573
Views: 151499

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

sankum wrote:Wing folding will be similar or more bend inside as presently the two BVR aam will remain outside 7.6m folded wing width increasing the folded width to approx. 8.2m.

I am not sure sir.
by Indranil
13 Feb 2021 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 74349

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

please make a twin-engined version of HTT-40 like plane for the hobby flying market - make it land on dirt tracks - something like this - https://www.vulcanair.com/p68c Twin engine commuters are present or being developed, aka 228 civil and Saras Mk2. You could ask, can HAL develop a single engine ...
by Indranil
12 Feb 2021 03:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1384802

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

I don't fully understand why they went for a turbojet. Wouldn't a sustainer rocket engine for example the ones seen in anti-armor, anti-ship missiles be cheaper and less cumbersome. My guess is that the turbojet gives them better range and envelope considering that majority of the aircraft employin...
by Indranil
12 Feb 2021 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5383
Views: 1230054

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Safran did design an engine that is similar to what we need for AMCA. M88-4 : A 95–105 kN (9,700–10,700 kgf; 21,000–24,000 lbf) thrust variant for heavier single-engine fighter aircraft. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snecma_M88 As far as I know, they proposed. It would require a larger fan, new LP ...
by Indranil
12 Feb 2021 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 588
Views: 178907

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Q1. You can't ignore the DSI. DSI intakes would always have the outer lip ahead. The opposite is true for splitter plates. Can't go into the details. Q2. Not ideal for RCS. Must have been an aerodynamic need. Q3. That wing is ideal for RCS, not ideal for aerodynamics. In this compromise between stea...
by Indranil
12 Feb 2021 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1099
Views: 353316

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

1. Air brakes will be carried forward. 2. The spill duct over the wing will also be retained. But it is not for added airflow over the wing (that's a very small amount of lethargic boundary layer. The major gain is that it energizes the airflow over the wing and keeps it attached for longer. The ori...
by Indranil
12 Feb 2021 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5650

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Sorry for the the off-topic reply. Please bear through one more, because I think it is relevant to IMRH and India's helicopter design capability in general. I was trying to say that the answer to the original question is not accurate. Have they mastered engine and transmission technology yet? French...
by Indranil
11 Feb 2021 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 573
Views: 151499

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

The landing gear is incorrect. It will be a simpler design (single arm) housed at the wing joint. Similar to Mig29k and Rafale.

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by Indranil
11 Feb 2021 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 254
Views: 70933

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Absolutely awesome. But wouldn't fitting Saras Mk1 with 15kN turbofan engines work? Why reinvent the wheel?
by Indranil
11 Feb 2021 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1384802

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

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1358305527198060544?s=20 ---> Report: Indian Air Force to induct Israeli Spice 250 ER SOWS which has range of over 150km. It an be launched in swarms to give high attack volumes and uses DSMAC with artificial intelligence algorithms to achieve high accuracie...
by Indranil
07 Feb 2021 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5283
Views: 1161277

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There is space for both. But why should India go for the 226?
by Indranil
07 Feb 2021 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 314100

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

What are Kalyani's contributions to the M4?

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