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by Cybaru
16 Mar 2020 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651952

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1239516912872112128?s=21

Being the first aircraft, a lot of additional checks are introduced. Plus documents, publications, procedures to be set up, before it goes to user. All this must be done, before it starts flying.
by Cybaru
26 Feb 2020 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848244

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

deejay wrote:
Thakur_B wrote:^^ weren't all attack helicopters were to come under IA control?


Sir having under control vs whose budget was spent on acquisition.


Still don't understand the reason for purchasing 6! Can you shed some light on it?
by Cybaru
26 Feb 2020 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848244

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Khalsa wrote:Here we go to the quality of quantity vs quantity debate .... might as well invite Vivek right now.


Yeah - he has a really strong point - how long will we continue this facade of importing when we have very good options at home. Why does our home industry not have a home advantage?
by Cybaru
25 Feb 2020 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1001
Views: 180447

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I may be wrong, but i remember reading that the Arhiant will cost 560 million dollars. Arent they a much better option ? The Akula was essentially a sale, whereby the 10 year lease cost = purchase price just to overcome NPAyothullas. So there is a strong possibility that IN already operates a few A...
by Cybaru
25 Feb 2020 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1001
Views: 180447

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I don't think we need more than 9-10 diesels. Rest should be all nuke boats another 10-12 of them (8 SSN + 4 SSBN)
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2020 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234801

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ATAGS started due to DRDO jealously with OFB Dhanush success and hence its working with Tata & Bharat Forge with minimum involvement of OFB. However OFB is India's best center of excellence in artillery as proven by the Sharang & Dhanush 45 The DRDO team could have focused on developing tra...
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2020 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

There need to be two programs for engines at the minimum 1. FIX Kaveri - Bring it to 55/85 KN specs of F404, so a replacement for GE404 is available in 5 years time 2. Work on a parallel program for the 70/115KN engine for AMCA available in 10 years' time. Hopefully, the govt is paying attention to ...
by Cybaru
21 Feb 2020 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

Once these MH60R are in, we could technically acquire cheaper used units that are surplus for US navy. Their LCH order was reduced so they have 120-150 more MH60R than they need. Hope if more are added they are all ASW units.
by Cybaru
20 Feb 2020 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

It even makes sense to cancel the 111 NUH order - give an order of 60-80 for Naval dhruv with folding tail and rotors and double this order from 24 to 48.

IMO, HAL won't get around to making a tranny just for a small naval requirement. This solves that problem.
by Cybaru
20 Feb 2020 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246134

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Yaaay!! Glad we are believing in ourselves and giving us a chance...
by Cybaru
19 Feb 2020 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

Probably impossible to get the same capabilities as the US build. We knew there would be a downgrade. How much loss does it present?

The only true way forward is to always have your own build on a platform you control.
by Cybaru
16 Feb 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

4-5 C295 based MPA aircraft based out of Lakshadweep and another 4-5 based out of Mauritius along with (Drones for ASuW) work can effectively provide oversight over all SLOCs and anti-piracy efforts.
by Cybaru
15 Feb 2020 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

If the Uptime is around 20-30% then you really buying 5 to keep 1 in air. Best to have it on a commercial platform that is known for 90% uptime. plus slower ingress/egress to station and older sensors means the area scanned is limited. Now to get the same area scanned - you have to add another 5 to ...
by Cybaru
14 Feb 2020 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

I would prefer this be the AEW platform if they can certify it.. Will remove all sorts of future headaches for us. Order of 10 won't cross around 1.3-1.5 billion for the platform and then we can add whatever we need to it. All they need to do is certify a larger cross beam type that we have or a rot...
by Cybaru
14 Feb 2020 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 366230

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I am still stuck with Indranil's idea of HS748 conversion for both MPA and refuelers. Most fighters won't need more than 4 tons unless they are rambha - so for 2/3rd of the fleet - they should pan out and be able to fuel two fighters at a time. most drogue type refueling activity takes a lot of time...
by Cybaru
14 Feb 2020 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

brar_w wrote:This is also helpful (also posted before)

https://youtu.be/wnh_UDu9hiU?t=160


Shaking for 8 hours and a better head! Important upgrades!!
by Cybaru
14 Feb 2020 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

Great article - has been posted here by many... posting the last para for Philip - applies to il-38s as well. https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/confessions-of-a-pilot-behind-the-us-navys-airborne-sub-1598415741 Overall, I've found the P-8A allows crew-members to focus more on tactical employment and...
by Cybaru
13 Feb 2020 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

https://www.angleofattack.com/aviatorcast-episode-73-jeffrey-graham-naval-aviator-p3-orion-p8-poseidon-aviation-safety-officer/ Chris: Yes, always military terms. I love it. Jeff: Some of the evident things that we can do in the P8, we can fly higher. We can go farther. The legs are a little bit lo...
by Cybaru
13 Feb 2020 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

Philipski ji, I have heard from P8 pilots that they cover sometimes 2-5 sectors in one sortie vs they would only do just one when in P3. Plus there are lots of articles and reports that list the amount of effort required to fly p3 was enormous. It was active flying and handing over/rotating pilot ev...
by Cybaru
12 Feb 2020 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27207

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

How much life do they have?

Here is an adaptation

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by Cybaru
11 Feb 2020 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 490778

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

:(( What a $hit show... I hope it doesn't get past the MOD babus chai biscoot sessions. Doesn't there have to be summer/winter/Noclear-winter trials for this? Effin Arjun has to go through all this...
by Cybaru
11 Feb 2020 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 490778

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

one hundred eighteen (118) AMRAAM AIM-120C-7/C-8 missiles

What platform can launch these?
by Cybaru
10 Feb 2020 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651952

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

Sumeet wrote:Cool so we are catching up nicely with brochure baazi and marketing.

I like that poster with highlighted buzzwords. Wish if they could have added list of A-G weapons.


funny! :)

Anyhoo - Kartik clarified with HVT on first flight of MK1A.

Handover of SP41 in 2023
First Flight much earlier..
by Cybaru
08 Feb 2020 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196169

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

Now if they can do 3000 kgs In CFTs, will be more long ranged then MKI... 3500 kgs for a long range strategic mission is plenty good..
by Cybaru
05 Feb 2020 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 646947

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Too far in future .. no approval for anything on rta 70 yet..
by Cybaru
03 Feb 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196169

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

I hope they exceed 3500 kgs of internal fuel..

17.5 = 8 k empty + 3.5 k fuel + 6.5 k payload (including pilot)

I also hope they push for cfts for mwf and try and get the usual 2500 - 3000 kgs fuel there instead of external tanks for all long range missions.
by Cybaru
01 Feb 2020 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25719

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Indranil wrote:
Cybaru wrote:HAL
- Specialized Naval transmission for new and old naval platforms.

Nice. Would love to know more about this.


We should get raghuk to talk about it if he can.
by Cybaru
31 Jan 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234801

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

It's good the IITs are contributing designs. This may not have that much use today, but it will be handy someday.
by Cybaru
31 Jan 2020 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

A used 747 can be bought for less than 30 million dollars from the market. Or GTRE can pay Air India 30 million dollars from budget. Accounting issues should be least of the problem. $30 million may be an underestimate. Such a rustbucket may require lots of work, mods and updates to recertify again...
by Cybaru
31 Jan 2020 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 366230

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I will reengine the HS748 and convert them to tankers. That would be pretty awesome for refueling over extended Indian territory. You could even give two to every Squadron. One could effectively fuel one - two aircraft at a time, which should be enough. Between this, C295 pallet system (if added) &...
by Cybaru
31 Jan 2020 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

A used 747 can be bought for less than 30 million dollars from the market. Or GTRE can pay Air India 30 million dollars from budget. Accounting issues should be least of the problem.
by Cybaru
31 Jan 2020 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651952

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

Vivek, I think there isn't much from the twitter chatter.
by Cybaru
29 Jan 2020 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651952

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1222487233002790912?s=21 Some Experts says that it's 59 Minutes where as Saab Grippen Has 3 Hour endurance time and F16 Has 4 Hours... Is it true Hvtiaf says this about mk1 imagine mk2 No no! Endurance is slightly lesser than Gripen-E. Not the figures you've quoted...
by Cybaru
29 Jan 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Ramana, I really do think the two pronged approach of getting the Kaveri off the ground-tested-certified along with a new engine for AMCA is the only way forward. Even if the AMCA engine has core from Safran and we only make the cold parts, that is fine for now. There will be immense learning in the...
by Cybaru
29 Jan 2020 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651952

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

Dileep wrote:Not sure if they signed the nuptial, but definitely living together :twisted:


:rotfl: That's hilarious!!
by Cybaru
29 Jan 2020 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25719

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

HAL
- Specialized Naval transmission for new and old naval platforms.
by Cybaru
29 Jan 2020 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1049947

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Cybaruji, I never said that we should do this alone - certifications etc aside, I'm saying yes, by all means, we should go ahead and ask for the hand-me-down cores from GE/Snecma/whosoever. If we are desperate to reimburse R&D budgets of these orgs, so be it ... but we should atleast maximise t...

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