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by Cybaru
11 Aug 2018 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274234

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: 825
Views: 116005

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4241
Views: 774752

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: 3564
Views: 445543

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: 884
Views: 138846

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: 3564
Views: 445543

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2580
Views: 242976

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2580
Views: 242976

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: 107712

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 Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2580
Views: 242976

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: 3564
Views: 445543

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-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274234

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: 3564
Views: 445543

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: 638
Views: 128744

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: 2040
Views: 405916

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: 2040
Views: 405916

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: 638
Views: 128744

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: 638
Views: 128744

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-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274234

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: 2764
Views: 389159

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: 3564
Views: 445543

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: 740549

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4241
Views: 774752

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: 638
Views: 128744

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: 638
Views: 128744

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: 638
Views: 128744

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: 638
Views: 128744

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: 638
Views: 128744

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-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274234

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-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274234

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: 2040
Views: 405916

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-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274234

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: 2040
Views: 405916

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...
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2580
Views: 242976

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^ I agree with Austin, we will never ever get a low cost lic production agreement ever again. I think we continue to add another 60-80 MKI and forget PAKFA. We make sure that Super-MKI exceeds and makes the platform very potent for a long time. We invest in the GaN facility at IISC and push for ASE...
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2040
Views: 405916

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

India must not abandon its LCA project writes Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) While the LCA-Navy may have ‘missed the bus’ for IAC-2, it can certainly remain a candidate for the ski-jump equipped Vikramaditya (in-service) and IAC-1 (nearing completion). Admiral Koshy, you may be on to something. Given...
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 128744

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

Pulling out some old posts from Navy Mk2, how have things changed? The navy mk2 was bigger than the mirage and a lot of work had gone into it. these posts are from the older thread (https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6964&p=1807763&hilit=wing+roots#p1807763) Are we goi...
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2580
Views: 242976

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

No F-35 becos the bird is too complex to handle and is plagued with dev. problems, not to mention its costs. At least there are development issues and they are reported!! Not to mention fixes being applied and development work for further tranches being created. You ain't got that level of transpar...
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2580
Views: 242976

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Cain Marko wrote:Now is the time to bargain hard with the Russians, get the IP and the damn pakfa.


Which IP would you like to buy? How much time do you think it will save in developing it ourselves. Please list.
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 04:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2580
Views: 242976

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

KM +1 Thanks for chiming in. I do think that IN will eventually go for the f-35 to counter Chinese navy. It may not be able to match it in building speed and assets and because of that IN will ultimately end up moving towards acquiring F35B to give it an edge to match things. It will also allow it t...

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