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by prastor
21 Aug 2010 14:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

India Discussing Offsets With Fighter Bidders Aviation Week India Discussing Offsets With Fighter Bidders Aug 20, 2010 By Neelam Mathews NEW DELHI ... The Second Part of the Proposal — Commercial Offsets — is Expected to be Opened by April 2011 ... If they open Commercial offsets proposals by April...
by prastor
19 Aug 2010 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I agree Sawant. LCA is supposed to be a cost effective replacement of MiG21 with high roll out (per annum) as compared to other fighters in our inventory. Expecting every new feature out in the market from a cheap workhorse is not really logical. By the way, what is the per unit cost of a MiG 21 Bis...
by prastor
19 Aug 2010 04:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Better value for money if when we can gain technology from the deal to develop our own engines and radars. Whichever plane comes with such a promise will win even if it means extra costs in initial stages of acquiring such a plane. Disclaimer: This is my opinion and not a FACT. So, please do not tak...
by prastor
18 Aug 2010 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Gripen is next? Well, that is what the whole point of my post was! Will our WANTS overshadow our NEEDS? If yes, then I guess you will be right in saying Gripen is next in line for the axe. Huh. Don't try to pass off your opinions as facts please. Dmurphy, I'm confused by your accusation. :eek: You ...
by prastor
18 Aug 2010 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

We have resorted to this competition only because Tejas got delayed right? So, why not fill the gaps with Gripen IN (which is pretty much a Tejas) while Tejas Mk2 is developed? Prastor, Tejas is delayed, not dead! Well, the day the report came out that India would buy extra Sukhois if the MiG-35 di...
by prastor
18 Aug 2010 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

To Aroor's benefit, he did point it out that it is just a rumour. Don't be so hard on him. It is a free blog. It is not like you are paying to read the junk. I was reading about the MMRCA on a Swedish Gripen forum and most of the posters were very optimistic about Gripen IN winning the deal on the b...
by prastor
17 Aug 2010 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 730532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Craig,a deal was signed some time ago and according to informed media sources,there is no need at this stage for a further signing.What I think is happening is that the first flight trials of the Pak-FA are being closely watched to see if they meet specs and then as the sensors and weaponry are fac...
by prastor
17 Aug 2010 09:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 914799

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

There is a deep upgrade planned for our Sukhois right? So, are these new 42 MKIs that will be manufactured in 2015 going to meet the upgraded specs? Or, are they based on the original specs needing immediate upgrades from Russia right after manufacturing? Since Russia is upgrading our Sukhois with A...
by prastor
17 Aug 2010 08:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 914799

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

AnuragK,

It is easier for forum users if you just provide a link here that we can click on to take us to the site where you copied the above text from. Such long posts in a row can make it inconvenient for us to find specific "informative but small" posts in between.
by prastor
16 Aug 2010 10:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

but everything, everyone we are aiming have, had larger budget any day of history(what I am trying to say, are we developing arms for self defence only and only...we'll never have policy of making profit from it, (so never a war will fought on our weapons largely on foreign lands)...only as a forei...
by prastor
16 Aug 2010 10:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 914799

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

if we are serious about pakfa, there is no point buying a small number of su35BM - the last variant of the basic flanker. its different engine , avionics and airframe implies it cannot co-locate with other MKI squadrons and use common infra. I agree being a 15 yrs newer design it is definitely a be...
by prastor
16 Aug 2010 10:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30MKI vs Su-35BM debate
Replies: 40
Views: 8105

Re: Su-30MKI vs Su-35BM debate

So... is this thread allowed by the moderators or did they just miss it today?
by prastor
16 Aug 2010 06:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

All the above is true "prastor" but what the americans and the russians and the chinese and even the israelis have is a military-industrial-complex, which DRDO and other PSUs have resisted over the years. If we want to indigenise the defence industry we need to build a competent MIC and i...
by prastor
16 Aug 2010 03:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

So much DRDO bashing going on about how they handled the Tejas project. Consider these points: 1. LCA design was finalized in 1990. With a devastating financial crunch in 1991 and heavy sanctions in place since 1998. LCA is reaching IOC at the end of this year. Which means, 20 years of development f...
by prastor
15 Aug 2010 12:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Independence Day Wishes !!!
Replies: 99
Views: 12817

Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Happy Independence day to everyone! We are so lucky to be born in a free country, compared to so many other places where people don't even realize that they have rights.
by prastor
13 Aug 2010 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I would not compare bunder with tejas .And Tejas(in my understanding) is not build with JF-17 in mind.But it was the otherwise.So re-engine effort is not bad, but IAF has to retain the momentum on the project. And i always felt that after the MMRCA trials the IAF top brass is more interested in LCA...
by prastor
13 Aug 2010 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

IAF To Order More Tejas Mk-1s The Indian Air Force is processing a contract for 20 additional limited series Tejas Mk-1 light fighters -- the ones powered by the underpowered GE F-404-IN20. This will be in addition to the 20 already contracted for a few years ago. While base infrastructure is comin...
by prastor
13 Aug 2010 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I still feel whoever offers full AESA and Engine tech transfer will win this deal. It is very obvious this is not about replacement fighters. More Indian-made MKI's would easily counter the massive Chinese flanker fleets. All this tamasha is obviously to get what an MKI can't give us: AESA and relia...
by prastor
12 Aug 2010 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I recall seeing a documentary where some experimental aircraft equipped with thrust vectoring in the US defeated an F-16 80% of the time in mock combat. USAF has a huge ego block when it comes to changing its policies even if they find that they are wrong. They just don't budge. TVC was against the...
by prastor
12 Aug 2010 13:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

What would have the motives of the Chinese beEN to cooperate on the LCA project? Gain an insight into the way we think? Our plans for future, technological capabilities? We will never know. But, it wouldn’t have been to develop the LCA for sure. They had a genuine need for a light fighter back then...
by prastor
12 Aug 2010 13:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 730532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

A Russian documentary I saw today showed an engineer claiming the Tikhomirov's NIIP AESA Radar has 1500 T/R modules. The F-22A Raptor's AN/APG-77-v1 is claimed to have over 2000 T/R modules. Why are we settling with fewer T/R modules than that in the current radar on the Raptors? Do Raptors have mor...
by prastor
12 Aug 2010 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 792554

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^^ This holds true only for the earlier version (currently delivered and serving). For the latest version with the Shakti engines (yet to be certified per CAG), the CAG report said it met all parameters. Relevant sections from my post on the previous page: Oh, and how come everyone that said the A...
by prastor
12 Aug 2010 12:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

LCA folks will shoot down grippen entry because it will cannibalizethe LCA segment And for the same reason LCA folks should shoot down f16 as well. why should it be spared? I agree. It would not make sense to buy more single-engined planes when we already have the local boy to fill the vacancy. I w...
by prastor
12 Aug 2010 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

prastor wrote: I think the reason why some experimentally successful technologies don't make it to the production models is the cost-to-benefit factor. Maybe adding TVC and canards to LCA won't give it a justifiable increase in punch for the buck. Prastor, I do not recommend TVC or Canards for LCA,...
by prastor
12 Aug 2010 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I have a feeling this competition has less to do with the fighters themselves and more to do with somehow acquiring full access to the latest radar and engine technologies. Whoever cuts the deal first to this effect, will win. As of now, EADS and the German government made it clear that they will ma...
by prastor
11 Aug 2010 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

onlee problem with pakfa is our version is 10 yrs away from IOC and needs the new 'proper' aesa radar from niip and the totally new 5th gen engine saturn is working on . not sure if it will be 1-seater or 2-seater and what its focus will be. anyway even to build up a strength of 100 such fighters w...
by prastor
11 Aug 2010 12:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Consider Tranche 3 EF Typhoon with the uprated EJ2x0 engine with 72kN dry thrust as planned and TVC which adds to the thrust an expected 7% more. This adds a mere 5kN to get the engine to a total of 77kN dry thrust in supercruise regimes Problem is that 72KN and 77KN etc are at sea level and are st...
by prastor
11 Aug 2010 09:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

http://typhoon.starstreak.net/Eurofighter/engines.html ITP have suggested that a Eurofighter fitted with the nozzle will benefit in a number of areas including; reduced after body drag (through tighter nozzle shape control), an estimated 7% improvement in installed thrust for the supersonic cruise r...
by prastor
11 Aug 2010 09:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

What about NASA Rockwell-Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm X-31? its was of same size as LCA. Surprising! 20 years ago this X-31 had canards, TVC, achieved controlled flight at a 70-degree angle of attack, successfully executed a rapid minimum-radius, 180-degree turn using a post-stall maneuver, flying we...
by prastor
11 Aug 2010 08:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

It isn't as simple as looking at Thrust vs Weight of the engine to estimate which is better or not. For instance, take the case of the Jaguar re-engining. The F-125IN is lighter than the Adour Mk 821 and produces more dry and wet thrust, yet that advantage is whittled away to some degree since the ...
by prastor
10 Aug 2010 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 547595

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Indian-American found guilty of selling defence info to China He was paid at least USD 110,000 by China. How do people hear about these "offers" from China? why not from India? Shows that Indian Governments do not have shady foreign policies. C*****, Rusty and AmeerKhan are notorious for ...
by prastor
10 Aug 2010 16:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

For people who keep on pushing lies about the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet's performance by claiming it as a 9G (some here even claimed it is above 9G and limited to 9G by software), please read Boeing's own manual to clarify this once and for all. http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/fa18ef/doc...
by prastor
10 Aug 2010 15:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Prastor , Ok so in that case why was Sukhoi explicitly debarred from participating ? How is then the IAF ASQR is so broad and encompasses any thing and every thing that any thing from the lightest Gripen to the heaviest F-18 can participate for the same piece of cake , its quite unfair to say the l...
by prastor
09 Aug 2010 14:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1042378

Re: LCA News and Discussions

When talking about the 2 engine contenders for the Tejas Mk 2 project, most BRFites refer to the dry or wet thrust numbers. But, what really matters is the engine's thrust-to-weight ratio (TWR) because that factors-in the weight of the engine as well and hence provides an accurate comparison between...
by prastor
09 Aug 2010 14:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

With Due respect Austin, These type of statements would be expected from all the five whomw would be left out that why you wasted our time when we were not to be selected !!! Sorry but IAF knew already that it needs a "Modern Western Aircraft" hence my statement. This is no brainy now tha...
by prastor
09 Aug 2010 14:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

For people who keep on pushing lies about the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet's performance by claiming it as a 9G (some here even claimed it is above 9G and limited to 9G by software), please read Boeing's own manual to clarify this once and for all. http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/fa18ef/docs...
by prastor
09 Aug 2010 13:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Advantage with Rafale would be readiness of RBE2 + upcoming version of GaN chips, if we can get tot for GaN that could a big leap. While Typhoon's advantage would be commonality of engine with LCA. Though Rafale is soon getting more powerful engines too. The French are notorious for their stingy at...
by prastor
09 Aug 2010 12:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Nish,how can you make a statement that Russia,etc. will not collaborate with us on a fighter project,when the most important project,the 5th-gen fighter JV has been signed! The question is what if anything is India contributing from and R&D prespective to the project. If the answer is nothing m...
by prastor
09 Aug 2010 12:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Why is there a discussion about F35 or F22 for India? The F22 is a dead project. Why would IAF even think of getting an F22 even if Unkil offers it? Unkil himself doesn't want it. On the other hand, do you know the F35 now costs (as of 2010-11) almost "$192 Million" a piece? This estimatio...
by prastor
08 Aug 2010 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938163

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Many here have pointed out the Carrier compatibility of the Rafale as an advantage over the Eurofighter Typhoon in this competition. I want to remind them that this deal is strictly for the IAF and does not involve the Navy in any way. The Navy has their own little competition in the pipeline which ...

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