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by Cybaru
18 Oct 2018 05:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1880
Views: 234452

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Wow, this looks like the nukkad thread, I generally don't stop by here, but wanted to see if there were going to be some sanction responses to s-400..
by Cybaru
02 Oct 2018 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372865

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

this video proves the Mi17v is better than SH60 for roping and egress - note how many paras are exiting at same time. https://www.facebook.com/shatrujeet009/videos/301679393959455/?t=6 i think the SH60 will only come for navy and its mostly for ASW/ASuW work. I don't think IAF/IA will buy into that...
by Cybaru
13 Sep 2018 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1419
Views: 197849

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

I dont thik it is 2.7 times the cost of the plane. The manpower component would be 2.7 times what it would be in france. It will take some portion of the cost higher not the total price. Manpower will be a small portion of the whole price of the plane.
by Cybaru
11 Sep 2018 04:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525282

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

So they moved 1900 kgs which is roughly 2200-2300 liters of fuel transfer. Did they transfer it all to external tanks? Given that it is carrying 1200 * 2 liters or a little bit everywhere? At the end when they move 4500 liters to Tejas that will be something! Pushing the envelope to 700-1000 km radi...
by Cybaru
11 Sep 2018 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525282

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

Picklu wrote:LCA carries only 2250 litre of fuel internally?


kgs! not liters. Close to 3000 liters.
by Cybaru
05 Sep 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 369539

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The LCA was plagued by no head,no accountability.Just the other day I again read again APJAK's statement when handing over the baton to Dr.Atre in 2003,boasting that by "2010,we'll lave 200 LCAs flying"! your point being ?? Just the usual weekly put down! What else can it be? :shock:
by Cybaru
11 Aug 2018 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299618

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

It will end the MRCA rubbish for sure. Order 60 more brahmos enabled MKI and 54 more raffies and be done with imports for ever. Add 50/60 f35 in future for Indian navy if need be. Don't make and screwdriver it in India. Don't waste time with that.
by Cybaru
11 Aug 2018 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128549

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Indranil wrote:
People were seen running helter skelter to find tarps to cover the Tejas (if you know what I mean :wink: ).


hahahahah! very good one Indranil! Should find that old report and tweet this picture next to it!
by Cybaru
09 Aug 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4718
Views: 879265

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Don't effing make a issue where there isn't any.. Sigh... That's missing the spirit of the meeting and focusing on the procedure. WTF! :((

I would delete that tweet... She is in a comfortable sofa from what I can see.
by Cybaru
28 Jul 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It's an add on and a can be added before flight. Not a permanent fixture. It hurts altitude performance...
by Cybaru
27 Jul 2018 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1419
Views: 197849

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

You don't include the cost of india specfic changes into the cost of the aircraft. That is a one time expense. Next batch of 36 aircraft will come at 3 billion Euros only.
by Cybaru
21 Jul 2018 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

To get coaxial rotor tech, it is much better to join Kamov in the KA-92 project. Build pusher 450+ kmph helis in every segment from there on. Ka-226Ts don't get us anything. +1 Any venture where we gain new technology and can contribute to a product line that we can't make ourselves is great! Formi...
by Cybaru
13 Jul 2018 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 258984

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

They had opportunity to do MRTA.. They screwed the pooch by sitting on it and not collaborating. We should have partnered with Ukraine and put a french/canadian engine on it.
by Cybaru
13 Jul 2018 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 258984

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Saves India 30 billion!!! Go AMCA GO!
by Cybaru
12 Jul 2018 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 109362

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Yeah, I think some of you may be on target. DCNS cannot directly bid for it, but Mazagoan dock probably can! :rotfl:
by Cybaru
10 Jul 2018 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 258984

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The sources said the cost of the project has been estimated at around $30 billion or Rs 2 lakh crore. (If cost of development is to be paid by India then what will India get? Does India have to pay additional amount per bird when we buy or will the amount be adjusted against when we do screwdriverg...
by Cybaru
16 Jun 2018 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Well IA will be operating 114 LCH and will be maintaining those. I see no issues in it being able to maintain another 6. From my conversations, it seems that IAF is trying to kill IA owning attack helicopters and slowly even kill LCH by ordering more Apaches. (Just a very very disheartened & dee...
by Cybaru
14 Jun 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299618

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

Forces both in an out of IAF are colluding to purchase new stuff. I am deeply disappointed in my off line conversations with my unnamed sources.
by Cybaru
14 Jun 2018 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

This AH64E contract doesn't make any sense. IAF ordered "D" version IA ordered "E" version IAF helicopter and support package cost 1.4 billion for 22 (63 million a pop) IA helicopter and support package cost 930 million for 6 (155 million a pop) Unless IA ordered a longer support...
by Cybaru
13 Jun 2018 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

I think just adding another engine will require another 10-15 years, the timeline for AMCA.. Again, best is the enemy of good enough. Let these puppies slide and let IN live with single engine for now. It will probably be better than some other two engines.
by Cybaru
13 Jun 2018 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525282

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

So I think that if LCA mk-2 become MCA, the orders for LCA Mk1A will have to increase. What do you all think? The only grind beneath the teeth is AMCA then. What becomes of it ? Delayed, still born , dropped ? Different product lines for different segments. One is stealthy aircraft and will be our ...
by Cybaru
13 Jun 2018 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525282

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

So I think that if LCA mk-2 become MCA, the orders for LCA Mk1A will have to increase. What do you all think?
by Cybaru
13 Jun 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

Most sorties will not be fully loaded with munitions. Most will have 1000-15000 pounds of A-G with wing tip missiles and lots of fuel. So it doesn't need to have TW ratio of 1 in every situation. It is okay to be laden down when delivering munitions in a sanitized air space. Plus there is a uprated ...
by Cybaru
12 Jun 2018 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

I hope it has 1200 kg more internal fuel. It will replace everything in inventory at that point barring the MKI.
by Cybaru
08 Jun 2018 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299618

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

That is how PAKFA would have gone CM, had we funded the 4 billion for it. It would end up closer to 16-20 billion for a half baked product.
by Cybaru
02 Jun 2018 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2772
Views: 396144

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

go go go with S-400, bring on cexy (non-aligned) back
by Cybaru
01 Jun 2018 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

pravula wrote:My last on this. This is no "Soap or autorickshaw or pharma" manufacturing line.


Never heard Ahead of time production?
by Cybaru
01 Jun 2018 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 751657

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Shipyards don't die, holding companies do. They trade hands and will be owned by someone else. The process is painful, but eventually it will produce products.
by Cybaru
23 May 2018 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4718
Views: 879265

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

No indicators on range of NG just yet right?
by Cybaru
22 May 2018 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

I don't think Ada ever worked on the 0.5 meter plug IAF variant as much. I think a lot of effort went into the mk2 to make it naval compliant and that is where they will pick up from. The 0.5 meter new variant for IAF didn't make sense one way or another. I think ada's initial thought of designing ...
by Cybaru
19 May 2018 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

It will give the Tejas Mk2 similar T/W ratio as the Mirage-2000-5. the Snecma M53-P2 produces ~98 kN in afterburner and ~64 kN in dry thrust. Similar to what the F-414-INS6 will produce. So as long as the weight management is done carefully and the empty weight stays ~7800 kgs to 8000 kgs and no mo...
by Cybaru
18 May 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

One question I have is: with a 17.5t MTOW, will a GE F414 suffice ? My concern is - would we be back to "it is underpowered" situation ? the m53 powers the m2k-9 and it has never been called under powered. the F414 is very similar plus there is probably an enhanced version on the way. M53...
by Cybaru
18 May 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

I think 4 ton isn’t that much more than mirage 2Ks max mtow of 17 tons. The Lca navy dimensions posted above are bigger than the m2k by. 0.2 meters. Given the addition of canards, probable restructuring of wheel placements, addition of 1.3 meter plug, addition of probably 1200-1700 fuel internally,...
by Cybaru
18 May 2018 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154964

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

I think 4 ton isn’t that much more than mirage 2Ks max mtow of 17 tons. The Lca navy dimensions posted above are bigger than the m2k by. 0.2 meters. Given the addition of canards, probable restructuring of wheel placements, addition of 1.3 meter plug, addition of probably 1200-1700 fuel internally, ...
by Cybaru
16 May 2018 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299618

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

Indranil wrote:[

Cybaru wrote:Shouldn't all new MKI being built be built to the brahmos standard?

No. Why spend extra on a generalize a specialty? There are small weight penalties as well.


Ok. I presume the smaller Brahmos is in works as well.
by Cybaru
16 May 2018 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299618

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

Shouldn't all new MKI being built be built to the brahmos standard?
by Cybaru
16 May 2018 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525282

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

JayS wrote:Karan is referring to MK1. The one you point out is for MK1A. Its one of the 4 key changes from MK1 > MK1A.



Ah ok! thanks for clarification. So I presume with the selection of EL/M 2052, we will see the paws-2 maws and El-8222wb jammer?
by Cybaru
15 May 2018 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299618

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

Three squadrons is 60 aircraft right?
by Cybaru
15 May 2018 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525282

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

^^ I don't believe this news about Meteor for LCA. I'll wait until some official word from Team LCA. Why not? This news would finally show the IAF is breaking out of its self-imposed mental shackles regarding the LCA, which ADA also goes along with (limiting it to two BVR for instance) and asking o...

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