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by Cybaru
21 Nov 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 3860

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

C295W as MPA for coast guard / navy along with P8I in support role. https://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2014/02/future-maritime-patrol-part-4-cheaper-options/ The MPA version has the fully integrated tactical system mission suite (FITS) configured with four operator stations, sonobuoy dispenser , MAD boo...
by Cybaru
21 Nov 2019 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 3860

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

https://sldinfo.com/2019/05/us-working-with-india-on-enhanced-asw-capability/ Clearly, as the challenge from the Chinese Navy grows, the US needs to work with core allies and partners to shape more effective defenses in the years ahead. India is clearly a partner in this effort. According to an art...
by Cybaru
21 Nov 2019 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 3860

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/24795/India_To_Purchase_10_Fewer_MQ_9_Sea_Guardian_Drones_Of_Previous_22_for__2B_For_Its_Navy

India is likely to approve the proposal to buy 12 MQ-9 Sea Guardian drones from the US for its Navy and not 22 of them for $2 billion as planned last year.
by Cybaru
21 Nov 2019 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 3860

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Rajya Sabha TV on P8I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4IUR32AlK8 Couple of interesting points - posting after 8 hour viewing gap. 1. Older gen Russian birds were long in tooth - we knew that - Tu142 had great range 2. Getting more refueling rights in far flung locations will help control much large...
by Cybaru
20 Nov 2019 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 580
Views: 123257

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

JayS, your modified pic of NLCA is already in defence decode youtube videos. Can you stick some logos on those?
by Cybaru
20 Nov 2019 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 508414

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The dual pulse probably won't double the range though? It might improve the NEZ and the range by 10-15% right?
by Cybaru
20 Nov 2019 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 580
Views: 123257

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I think you guys are right - the stealth features are delinked to reduce risk and bring it to services sooner. They could iteratively add stealth or create NAMCA later. It probably will have low risk stealth features builtin probably with pathway to full later. if there are three carriers that need ...
by Cybaru
13 Nov 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 580
Views: 123257

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I don’t think it makes sense to make twin engine version of LCA for the small number required. Just add more raffies and call it a day and focus on amca and namca.
by Cybaru
13 Nov 2019 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

I think the MTOW will be closer to what it is for FA-18G that is approximately around 30 tons. Designing something around 25 tons and then adding bigger engines doesn't make sense. If they ensure that AMCA can carry 8-10 tons of fuel and only 2 tons of internal bombs, the need for heavyweight catego...
by Cybaru
10 Nov 2019 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83980

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

It was pointed at that particular response and poster!
by Cybaru
10 Nov 2019 12:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83980

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

5 acres is great move. Everyone gets something and goes home happy: New Temple, New Mosque. Actually speaking extremely disappointed by this award... This is what afflicts hindus due to centuries of oppression by moslems and euorpean maruders. How is that we cannot even celebrate this epoch making ...
by Cybaru
09 Nov 2019 14:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83980

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

5 acres is great move. Everyone gets something and goes home happy: New Temple, New Mosque.
by Cybaru
06 Nov 2019 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2822
Views: 457446

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

It is a stupid idea.. Land grabbers trying to rationalize cheap land acquisition.
by Cybaru
01 Nov 2019 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

Good points Kartik. It is time to get back to doing this alone and believing in ourselves.
by Cybaru
30 Oct 2019 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

Isn't there a 130 KN engine out there already in existence? I would go with an engine with 10% more power than 110 KN What Brar says makes sense about engine power and design changes that flow from it. Worth a reread. The 110KN engine probably has margins built into it. So it is good to worry, but ...
by Cybaru
30 Oct 2019 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

If it is 110KN, so be it, but then the time to get into an agreement with the foreign power is now, before we embark on AMCA. Least risky is to design around an existing engine (or a guaranteed planned future variant). That's kinda exactly what is happening. Going with GE for first prototypes and f...
by Cybaru
30 Oct 2019 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

I think brar's contribution here to bring things back into perspective is very useful. How another airforce struggled with it is helpful to put things in context.
by Cybaru
29 Oct 2019 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/defence-ministry-to-seek-cabinet-nod-for-prototype-of-desi-stealth-jet/articleshow/71798166.cms The article says DRDO/ADA is angling for 110 KN engine (my bad, I do not know from where 119 came about, perhaps I was suggesting to go for an available engine t...
by Cybaru
29 Oct 2019 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

For a AMCA to super cruise it needs 120 kn engine, not the f414. No one is making one yet, and we have to we one very lucky in orders of magnitude over our new clear and space capability to pull this off. AMCA as planned now is DOA. Perhaps the establishment (including the iaf one) will wait for th...
by Cybaru
29 Oct 2019 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

My criticism of AMCA is around the engine -110 kn engine which no other country makes ( and we do not have the wherewithal to make one in the first attempt- even if we could from risk angle it is not the right strategy). Either we descope and plan around a lesser powerful engine(f414) from a known ...
by Cybaru
29 Oct 2019 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 52108

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

It says requisite super cruise and stealth. IAF probably has far superior metrics. IMO PAKFA is improved Su-30 and not much more. Nothing revolutionary, just evolutionary for them.. It probably takes a lot of money to bring a well developed weapon system to battle field. Look at the amount of work t...
by Cybaru
24 Oct 2019 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48954

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

V_Raman wrote:
Cybaru wrote:
Worth adding more LCA Mk1A instead of 2 billion for 60 planes. You get brand new 30-38 Mk1A.


I meant with the desi version of upgraded Adour. Not the honeywell ones.


What desi vesion?
by Cybaru
22 Oct 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419231

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Oh sure, it won't be plug and play but will need a good bit of testing, but it can be done and has been done. Engine upgrades and higher thrust engines require significant testing.
by Cybaru
22 Oct 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419231

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^It doesn't work that way. Aircraft design is not modular as far engines are concerned. The LCA Tejas MK-I, MK- IA,MK-II, and MWF have been designed around the GE 404 and 414 series engines. What should be pursued is to make this engine under license in India. We need 500 LCA Tejas of all varieti...
by Cybaru
18 Oct 2019 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 580
Views: 123257

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Plus it puts things in perspective, creates solid credibility and your voices will be the ones that are heard louder than all the dalals put together.
by Cybaru
18 Oct 2019 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48954

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

V_Raman wrote:Imaging Jaguar getting upgraded with domestic uprated version of Adour! IAF suddenly has very long teeth!!


Worth adding more LCA Mk1A instead of 2 billion for 60 planes. You get brand new 30-38 Mk1A.
by Cybaru
15 Oct 2019 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 342431

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Time to convert all older Air India planes to cargo mode and move it for regular duty! Save them C17s for when really needed for outsized cargo or try QATAR and UAE to sell their fleet to us.
by Cybaru
15 Oct 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 342431

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Brar,

at what order size does it make sense for Boeing to restart the C17 line? 80? 100? USAF needs another 60 or so. It might be possible to find another 30-40 orders outside US.
by Cybaru
13 Oct 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419231

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I think we need to dispel the notion that the IAF will have to settle for less with the LCA Tejas. The Tejas has 90% availability and any downtime will be short as the logistics support chain is within India. Further, the Tejas performance is comparable to any 4th generation fighter on the market t...
by Cybaru
11 Oct 2019 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5009
Views: 965974

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Get the french to commit to the following. 1. Make the M88 in India for any follow on raffy orders. 2. Work on indigenizing the cold section (85%) if we need to (Find local Indian MIC to provide all parts) 3. Work on a follow on 75 KN / 115 KN indo-french engine for AMCA 4. Develop ecosystem for tes...
by Cybaru
11 Oct 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2111
Views: 473348

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

what is the sub in the end? at 0:20?
by Cybaru
10 Oct 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5009
Views: 965974

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

chetak wrote:grippen is also willing for "complete" TOT on their aircraft (minus engine) and they have the capability to tinker with the engine.


I don't think they have any more ability to tinker with an engine than we do. Letting Gripey even setting a good foot would be stupid.
by Cybaru
10 Oct 2019 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2810
Views: 463522

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

The lack of MKI orders is a significant data point as far as IAF's budget goes. I really do think that is probably why IAF isn't ordering more MKI, to them they will continue to absorb 12 new Raffies instead of 12 MKIs moving forward if Dassault wins. The absorption rate will continue to remain as t...
by Cybaru
10 Oct 2019 07:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2810
Views: 463522

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

Based on the above math, 114 Rafales will cost roughly the following; 100 single seat Rafales = (100 x 91 Million Euros) = 9.1 Billion Euros 14 twin seat Rafales = (14 x 94 Million Euros) = 1.316 Billion Euros Just bare bone Rafales (x 114) will cost around 10.416 Billion Euros or US $11.44 billion...
by Cybaru
10 Oct 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419231

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Oh yeah - seems like a dog and pony show to ensure we get the price hopefully that we want.
by Cybaru
08 Oct 2019 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2810
Views: 463522

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

Zynda wrote: I should watch the documentary before making further comments.


https://www.amazon.com/Rafale-Secret-Pl ... B07C8QQTGT
by Cybaru
08 Oct 2019 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419231

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Generally the initial years see lower uptimes as things are being setup. Once the issues settle down, the readiness levels go up!
by Cybaru
07 Oct 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526999

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

How much power do you need for mid and high bands?

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