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by Hari Nair
26 Sep 2020 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Neither of you guys are right! The civil certification requirements are very different from the military standards. There are a fair number of meeting / common points in terms of standards / requirements. There are also extremely different requirements and approaches for the civil and mil certificat...
by Hari Nair
18 Sep 2020 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Are there any technical benefits of the co-axial rotor system? Some reports I read mentioned co-axial rotors offered better stability in updraft, downdraft, wind shear conditions in the mountains. I am not sure of the accuracy of those reports since they did not further elaborate. Russian ships, in...
by Hari Nair
17 Sep 2020 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

...And IA says they can use that mule... :lol: A mule indeed and its a fairly large one at that - I would estimate its got about 80% of the footprint of the ALH, which itself is a class higher in terms of All-Up-Weight, payload, etc. It also appears to have the aerodynamics of a barn door. I am not...
by Hari Nair
16 Sep 2020 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

...What are your thoughts on the Ka-226T and why there is still any intent to build it in India when there is the LUH that has crossed all hurdles and is on the verge of a service order? The Ka-226 is an Inter-Govt deal, possibly as a QPQ for another strategic deal. There are not too many 226s flyi...
by Hari Nair
16 Sep 2020 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Drifting a bit OT - Prof Nalapat has a point about alliances. But then, every alliance has its commitments. Are we ready for those? For example - what happens if the US asks us as a QPQ to land "boots on the ground" in Afghanistan (as they recently had), to facilitate their withdrawal? Mea...
by Hari Nair
16 Sep 2020 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Does the LCH need a laser pod or operate on.buddy system? Yes the LCH already has laser integrated. Does not need either a pod or buddy to lase. ....Wanted to share some thoughts here... ...Even in emergency spending, foreign vendors like Dassault, Boeing, Rosoboronexport will be paid first because...
by Hari Nair
15 Sep 2020 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cybaru wrote:
ramana wrote:
And all don't fret about the 15 LCH. They and more will be bought in December.



Whats the special about December? Why wait till December?


Ramana Saar seems to have a little birdie who tells him .. :)
by Hari Nair
15 Sep 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/1303576985411547136?s=19 HAL’s Indigenous LUH Completes Hot and High Altitude Trials in Himalayas Congratulations .... for the wonderful achievement. I hope all test points were successfully achieved. Sarakar Saar, Thank You very much indeed and I have conveyed t...
by Hari Nair
15 Sep 2020 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari Nair What is needed for that please? Saar, The work content for Hellfire integration should not be too much. As I had posted earlier, each weapon usually comes with its own set of unique Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), even though the missile may be compatible to slap onto the LCH weapon pylon....
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Once one occupies and secure the tops one doe not strictly need to push the ones down below back. Once again, suggest members may kindly take some to read : .... I urge forum members to go through the excellent analysis by Gen Thapliyal in USI Journal Apr-Jun 2005. Its a must read since we are witn...
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The fundamental reason why I am so taken aback and irritated with Gen Panag's 'analysis': The lapses in '62 deployment were studied in detail and are well known within professional circles, in the context of Chushul. I urge forum members to go through the excellent analysis by Gen Thapliyal in USI J...
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I like to think that we'll soon see the Chinese build a new road to Moldo skirting the eastern bank of Spangur Tso. Its not difficult to build such a road. ... Another alternative for them is to build a road along the southern bank of Pangong(opposite F4 to Khurnak bank) but that too would be visib...
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Admin Note: This is an extra ordinary situation and some people still want to be in election mode. Denigrating a senior commander like General Panag’s professional competence or Indian Army’s leadership development ladder should not be used against his post-retirement political choices At the risk ...
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

A bit of "re-adjustment" is perhaps also required in the Fukche ALG area , where G-219 is less that 60 km away as the crow flies..... Sir, what is your assessment of the viability of the Fukche airfield, given the Chinese radar station at Zhongcan? ....? The Chinese have systematically go...
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

A bit of "re-adjustment" is perhaps also required in the Fukche ALG area , where G-219 is less that 60 km away as the crow flies.....
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Something that has been nagging me for the last few weeks/months, since this sh*t started in Galwan valley. ...The Chinese are famous for breaking verbal/written agreements, as & when they please. ...., what is it about the agreement between the IA & PLA about "no shots fired on the bo...
by Hari Nair
10 Sep 2020 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

There is an article in the Rag - The Print - worth a glance mainly for the fairly detailed map it provides. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/why-indian-troops-secured-kailash-range-crestline-and-the-importance-of-chushul-bowl/ar-BB18T7FS?ocid=msedgntp#image=1 The map provides a good perspect...
by Hari Nair
07 Sep 2020 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2372
Views: 389847

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020- Part 2

One point on logistics problem for the Great Hans in general area of Spanggur : - Almost all lakes there are brackish, being endorheic. - This means they have to tap into some fresh water sources which are not easy to come by. - This means even drinking water needs to be hauled across fairly large d...
by Hari Nair
06 Sep 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965736

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

https://twitter.com/SherineBalti/status/1302283767545958402/photo/1 Human chain ferrying water and supplies to troops stationed at vantage points. Is this real ? logistics seem exposed and flimsy. The caption states that these are volunteers from the villages walking up the slopes. So its reasonabl...
by Hari Nair
31 Aug 2020 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965736

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Good News! We appear to have seized the initiative.. The Bloody Great Hans spokes man is now asking us to withdraw!
by Hari Nair
29 Aug 2020 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Yes, Deejay, a civil version is indeed in the works.
by Hari Nair
29 Aug 2020 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

K Singh Saab, we need to have patience. If a Service asks for a demo (repeat - whatever), the exercise needs to be done - its all in the greater good. We are not like our western or northern neighbours - the process of flight testing here is rigorous and thorough. Dear Sir, our western neighbour do...
by Hari Nair
29 Aug 2020 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sorry Hari Nair sahib I am taking your comments as a satire on me . No problem I am just a ordinary Indian citizen asking questions troubling me. Otherwise yoy never answer my questions. At least you responded. I am previlaged that a distinguished TP has responded. I know that you will not answer e...
by Hari Nair
28 Aug 2020 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

... The IAF is happy with its high altitude performance but the army sent it back for high altitude trails this month .... K Singh Saab, we need to have patience. If a Service asks for a demo (repeat - whatever), the exercise needs to be done - its all in the greater good. We are not like our weste...
by Hari Nair
28 Aug 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sankum wrote:I want to ask that MTOW of LUH is 3117kg.
But in external stores carried it is 3600 kg. I have read somewhere.
Anyone who can clarify?


And why pray, should we 'clarify', 'Sankum' Saab? Could you please elucidate? and whom do you you represent? :)
by Hari Nair
28 Aug 2020 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sankum wrote:
sankum wrote:LUH 2013 Brochure

Seating arrangement only in digital mockup.


So, 'Sankum' Saab, could we post a seating diagram Notarised by a High Court Attorney to satisfy the (Imperial) request? :)
by Hari Nair
13 Aug 2020 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Hari Nair, Can the Hellfire be integrated on LCH/RUDRA if available? Yes, it can be integrated, or for that matter the Spike. But that does not mean its simply a 'plug-and-play' which seems to be a sort of an urban myth about Glass Cockpits! Despite all this hoo-hah about MILBUS communication proto...
by Hari Nair
12 Aug 2020 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

..Does the price take into consideration the money spent on R&D (AFAIK it is completely paid for by HAL)? ... Depends on the project. In the event the R&D has been covered by CCS Sanction through an advance, the PNC obviously is about the production only costs. Amortising the R&D elemen...
by Hari Nair
12 Aug 2020 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

^^^Crew of ZP-4601, ZP-4602 & ZF-4603 is as you stated above.
Crew of ZF-4604 - Wg Cdr Pillai & Wg Cdr SP John
by Hari Nair
12 Aug 2020 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

... some questions. The current engagement (RFP) of 15 LSP crafts. Is that being negotiated and led with the Indian Air Force only ? i.e the IAF are negotiating for 10 IAF and 5 Army birds on behalf the army ? is so why is that. Why isn't the army negotiating independently of the IAF ?... The proce...
by Hari Nair
12 Aug 2020 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

^^^ Are we sure the IAF is not ready to order the LCH? Also, are we sure the LCH has no EW suite or no CMDS? Finally, are we sure the picture of the LCH that has been commented on (locations of various sensors, etc) is representing the the LSP or production version? Are we sure that all HAL needs to...
by Hari Nair
10 Aug 2020 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

The air conditioning is very effective - the best place to be on a blazing hot summer day in Jodhpur (with temperatures above 40 deg C) or during a bitterly cold winter day in a forward base in Ladakh (minus 28 C) - is the cockpit, with the engines started up. We have even 'personalised' the air con...
by Hari Nair
10 Aug 2020 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

The tail rotor of the LCH is an engineering marvel - it weighs just about 14 kg and can be easily lifted by a single hand ! It comprises two composite flex-beams bolted in a cross shape. The flex-beams have the four tail rotor blades. There are no hinges(for flap or drag like a conventional helicopt...
by Hari Nair
10 Aug 2020 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31034

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

The LCH is designed to meet a specific percentile of crashworthiness, as defined in Mil Standard . Towards this: - The landing gear oleos have a two-stage design. The first stage caters for normal operations. The second stage compression caters for the crash loads. - The lower portion of the fuselag...
by Hari Nair
08 Aug 2020 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That's the advantage of having a MIC - in times such as these, we can ramp up!
by Hari Nair
03 Aug 2020 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965736

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

The post above needs editing - large portions are repeated, repeatedly! :) What objections will the IAF have and what doctrine objections is Brig Dhillon talking about? "He says the army should request the government to prevail upon the Indian Air Force to go beyond their doctrinaire objections...
by Hari Nair
03 Aug 2020 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The LCHs are sniffing the air over the Indus....
by Hari Nair
24 Jul 2020 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 965736

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Guys looking at gooogle maps coordinates 27.309306, 89.007382 along the Torsha River, can anyone identify if these are 1) Chinese postions..... is pretty close to Hasimara Airbase - where we are suppose to base some of our Rafale aircraft. Sharp spotting indeed! There is a very clear evidence of a ...
by Hari Nair
20 Jul 2020 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045414

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

..Tell me about the medium helicopter status. The Medium helicopter is in the advanced design stage. The benefit of LCH and LUH programmes is that it has enabled a steep hands-on learning curve for the design team, in all disciplines. These benefits are being passed on to the medium helicopter desi...

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