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by Cybaru
21 Mar 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 36039

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

What we surely need is an alternate engine to GE414 with similar specs and an enhanced engine for AMCA. For a while EJ 200 was making noise, but haven't heard anything in a while. An indigenous engine is the only option. An imported engine has been selected (F-414) so no alternate engine will be re...
by Cybaru
21 Mar 2019 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 36039

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

What we surely need is an alternate engine to GE414 with similar specs and an enhanced engine for AMCA. For a while EJ 200 was making noise, but haven't heard anything in a while.
by Cybaru
19 Mar 2019 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51465

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

These criticism of Tejas will go away once some of the pilots from AI , Flight Intl , AWST do a review of flying them ......These Intl mag do similar reviews of other types , see no reason why IAF cant do something similar for Tejas. IT is more a PR dept Job or a lack of it that gets bad criticism ...
by Cybaru
27 Feb 2019 13:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125370

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Aditya_V wrote:More worrisome was the Mi 17 shot down using a SAM, that would need a retaliation.


based on what? Some sivakasi trail?
by Cybaru
27 Feb 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125370

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Can some one verify this?? It does have IAF signs, not sure of the veracity. https://twitter.com/AsadIqb91298401/status/1100645068627693568?s=19 Its a old crash image of Hawk trainer A-3492 is old hawk crash. "urces said the British made Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) hawk fighter plane (A-3492) h...
by Cybaru
26 Feb 2019 10:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125370

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Do we think we will do a follow on? can we establish a no fly zone over pok?
by Cybaru
26 Feb 2019 10:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125370

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

create a new thread to track idiot journos trying to minimize this chaddi spanking.. Keep only spanking news here. Don't want a=holes in this thread.
by Cybaru
24 Feb 2019 06:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 14046

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

How much fuel in the naval mk2? The bulging top and sides seem to indicate a lot more fuel... would be nice if they do 3800-4200 kgs of fuel and about 4500 kgs of payload..
by Cybaru
24 Feb 2019 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2942
Views: 362663

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

Whatever the reasons, it cannot trump safety. Get more MKI/mig29 ordered and retire some mig21s please.
by Cybaru
23 Feb 2019 07:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833414

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

BREAKING: The article is here. Very very detailed. I am still reading, digesting. Of course all rights of the authors, publishers. Tracking The Tejas: The Design Evolution Of An Indian Fighter Part-I By Indranil Roy & Nilesh Rane - February 22, 2019 http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/02/22/trac...
by Cybaru
22 Feb 2019 23:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

I think just leave HAL alone and make sure the product shows up on time and high quality. If they start tinkering and it doesn't pan out, then everyone suffers. Lets ensure that when ADA hands over stuff to HAL it is finished, baked, done and really done.
by Cybaru
22 Feb 2019 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570208

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Philip wrote:Observations on the desi helos at AI-12.


AI-12?????? Isn't that data useless??
by Cybaru
22 Feb 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 409362

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

with 3300 kgs of fuel in MWF, I don't think AMCA will have any less fuel than 6600 kgs. I think it will be closer to 8000 kgs as carrying external fuel tanks is really difficult to keep stealth advantage.
by Cybaru
22 Feb 2019 01:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160887

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

I'm a bit concerned about the divergence of NLCA Mk2 from the IAF Tejas Mk2 for two reasons: - this means that ADA has to work on Tejas Mk1A, Tejas MK2, AMCA and Ghatak while also working on NLCA Mk2 - all with challenging timelines. - I vaguely remember that in one of the Aero India seminars of pr...
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2019 23:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

6500kg is weapons is a absurd number! What mission and loadout needs this? Singha, 3x 1000 kg class bombs eg Griffin NGLGB/ missiles/ heavy PGMs eg ASB Glide, 3.2 T+ (with pylons, depending on their weight can move this upwards ) 2x CCM (2x pylons) + 2x BVR (2x pylons) ~600 kg 3x Fuel tanks (~2000 ...
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2019 23:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

Hope they are not reaching for pie in the sky. Keep the requirements realistic so the project does not spend years trying to achieve a bar set too high. All hopes are being pinned on top level performance of the engine in the airframe with zero margin given to design constraints. A red flag surely....
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2019 23:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160887

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

That bulging (on the sides of engines) from the top view and the bottom view is all new! I take it area earmarked for more internal fuel tanks? I think NLCA will have even more fuel than the 3300 kgs in IAFs model. Looks gorgeous!!
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2019 22:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

1. Dedicated IRST will be provided. 2. It is 3300 kg of internal fuel 3. The inlet is optimized for better low speed performance. So, taking off with 17.5 tons will not be a problem. 4. Making a Mirage sized aircraft, with the same empty weight, but of more capability is possible. Today, composite ...
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2019 12:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

I can’t understand the math here. F404-IN20 provides 19,000lb of thrust while the f414-INS6 is rated at 22,000lb. For additional 3000lb of thrust they are talking about adding additional ~7000lb of payload, significantly higher (at least a few thousand lbs) fuel to increase endurance/range, enlargi...
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2019 09:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

What a gorgeous bird!! Like what they are doing, incremental changes that they can push through testing really fast! If the EPE engine comes great - otherwise the new 414 is fine. The aim is to reliably and decently deliver the payload. It seems to be well designed for this role! Gripen-vaporware h...
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2019 00:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

What a gorgeous bird!! Like what they are doing, incremental changes that they can push through testing really fast! If the EPE engine comes great - otherwise the new 414 is fine. The aim is to reliably and decently deliver the payload. It seems to be well designed for this role! Gripen-vaporware ha...
by Cybaru
19 Feb 2019 10:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 657508

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

How is this sharang different than dhanush.. All too confusing only.
by Cybaru
17 Feb 2019 15:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208300

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

clean up on aisle MK2 requested.. Mig29 has no place here.
by Cybaru
13 Feb 2019 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490223

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

Aren't the brand new ones 35 million a pop?? if they sell to us for 25 including upgrades, it seems ok.

8 million a frame is all they are worth at most. But whatever - we need to retire those 21s.
by Cybaru
13 Feb 2019 10:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 657508

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

He is there.
by Cybaru
13 Feb 2019 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69633

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

I keep repeating myself!

I really wonder if S1 was really a land based reactor. There is another nuke boat out there for sure..
by Cybaru
22 Jan 2019 09:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833414

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

:D Birdies only like LCA canopy! It must be invisible!
by Cybaru
22 Jan 2019 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490223

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

HAL whining could be cut dead by a firm committment of say 200 LCAs within a definite timeframe and cost! This order should be broken into 3 or 4 phases/ blocs. Satisfactory delivery of bloc 1 would automatically result in approval for further orders.Failure would invite orders going to the pvt. se...
by Cybaru
04 Dec 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

3.3 billion for leasing "ONE"?? That's insane. You get an AC from UK/France for that price. For 3/4 akulas on a lease - maybe. Perhaps I am being cheap, but I think it's a tad bit expensive.
by Cybaru
17 Nov 2018 02:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160887

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

:) Mission accomplished! #Indranilfor-BR-Ratna :)
by Cybaru
17 Nov 2018 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231302

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Probably has a similar 5-year maintenance contract built in. 78 million a pop another reason to make things at home and use Dhruv in this role as well!
by Cybaru
17 Nov 2018 01:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160887

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Thanks for sharing! Now get back there and give a lecture on how we need to believe in ourselves! #WeCanDoIt!
by Cybaru
11 Nov 2018 05:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 452617

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Unexpected and Amazing!! WOOOT WOOOOT!!!!

Go Go GO team HTT!! Fly more, harder, faster!!
by Cybaru
09 Nov 2018 17:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 657508

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

possibly just photo op! They look pretty decent to aam janta like me.
by Cybaru
05 Nov 2018 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022375

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Why can't we do both? Is there a resource constraint and we have to choose? They are different specialties. The laser guy can't work on CCM and vice versa.
by Cybaru
18 Oct 2018 05:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2139
Views: 288960

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 452617

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: 2082
Views: 308067

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.

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