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by Cybaru
01 Mar 2021 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 411
Views: 139869

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Seems same as the other boat on the pier below this one..
by Cybaru
01 Mar 2021 19:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Interests_2
Replies: 168
Views: 35963

Re: Indian Interests_2

Could you all take the non Tejas discussion to strat forum?
by Cybaru
19 Feb 2021 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139458

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Thanks ,Prasad for a informative interview. - 100 kg weight addition due to wing folding. - No serpentine intake like AMCA. -For NLCA mk1 NP5 trainer assembly jig expected a order of 7-8 aircraft. More optimised landing gear in terms of mass. I am estimating that the NP5 model is carrying 2 *1330 l...
by Cybaru
19 Feb 2021 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139458

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Though I would love to see more such interviews from DDR, I didn't like the manners. At times it appears insulting for the person being interviewed. These are great interviews! well prepared, ensuring that all relevant questions are asked. Substance over form. And the form was pretty good too. It i...
by Cybaru
04 Feb 2021 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348747

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

They should order 4-6 NLCA for permanent deployment on board these ships to get a lot more useful data for TEDBF. Easy for HAL to build half a dozen within two-three years also.
by Cybaru
02 Feb 2021 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 48739

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

MTOW weight keeps going up. Now sitting at 5800 KGS for LCH.
by Cybaru
02 Feb 2021 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139458

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

My gosh the TEDBF with canards and delta wing is stunning! Strangely no IRST and no probe seen on the model, which could mean AMCA style retractable probe. Wonder what the other configuration with trapezoidal wings and stabilators will look like..I doubt it'll be this beautiful though.. Still preli...
by Cybaru
25 Jan 2021 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139458

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

+1 on the ORCA for IAF. ADA must propose this to the IAF now itself as an alternative to MRFA. At 26T with 200kN thrust, its gonna be a hotrod like the MiG29 but with better range and combat capabilities. It could have significantly higher MTOW for land version from the airstrips for additional pay...
by Cybaru
25 Jan 2021 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133903

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

so approximately 2.6/2.7 LCA's for every rafale? SWEET!! Order More only please...

So for every squadron of rafale, we get almost 3 of LCA! Dang!
by Cybaru
21 Jan 2021 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139458

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

26 tons for shipborne without cat takeoff is probably the limit. For IAF the MTOW can go up by 4-8 tons. It can carry more fuel and have far greater legs. If the fuel reaches 8-9 tons for land-based ORCA, it can easily replace MKI. It may not carry 8 tons of ordinance, but if it manages 5 tons to th...
by Cybaru
21 Jan 2021 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 759253

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

54 Raffies make sense. Can fully utilize the ground-based assets that are invested in.
Dauphin is waste of time.
New A330 MRTT is a waste as well. we won't even use 30% of the life of the platform in 30-40 years. Best to buy used A330 and convert them if needed at 40% price.
by Cybaru
13 Jan 2021 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133903

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

It's a good day for the Indian aerospace industry! Congratulations to all who worked on it! Looking forward to deliveries and Mk2 flight.
by Cybaru
13 Jan 2021 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 241
Views: 65896

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

May I also say that the Saras Mk2 is quite a looker. The proportions are just right. Saras Mk1 looked stubby to me. Currently, the plan is for production at HAL. But I hear murmurs of pushback from HAL owing to competition to its "own" Do228. If I were HAL, I would slowly wean off of the ...
by Cybaru
12 Jan 2021 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

There was a report on the weight of AAAU, does anyone have a link to that? Can't find it.
by Cybaru
12 Jan 2021 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A super Netra, able to manage the same range as a Phalcon would be great, and ensure these birds are capable against whatever China will field via Pak as well. This development is not going to be an impossible stretch. An issue of scaling and higher power generation. The timeline of 4-7 years to de...
by Cybaru
12 Jan 2021 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The range won't be good enough. You are talking about 400KM+ range. S band is a good combination for range and resolution. Longer the range, lower the frequency, larger the antenna.. Can we not have a Radar in the front similar to what Chilean Phalcon AWACS to improve the coverage to about 300 degr...
by Cybaru
12 Jan 2021 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133903

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Would you know when the actual signing for the 83 MK1A is going to take place? This close to AI 2021, the signing should be coordinated to match the importance of the event. If AI 2021 goes by and still no signature, then it starts getting embarrassing to continue this wait for signatures. With the...
by Cybaru
12 Jan 2021 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360297

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

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/france-offers-to-shift-panther-chopper-assembly-line-to-india-rafale-too-101610181121676.html India and France have decided to intensify defence cooperation with Paris offering to shift 100 per cent assembly line for Panther medium utility helicopters as we...
by Cybaru
04 Jan 2021 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133903

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Jai Jawan, Jai Vigyan But where is the Kisan :D Jokes apart, many congratulations to Team Tejas, Team IAF and Team Bharat. Militray Aviation has truly come of age in India. The future is bright especially if we can properly harness the energies of the fantastic Indian pvt sector. We must not allow ...
by Cybaru
02 Jan 2021 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

At least the number of modules can be scaled up and more power will be available.. hardware can be tweaked a little more for better performance..
by Cybaru
17 Dec 2020 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

DRDO claims that most of avionics for the AWACS are ready, they only need a platform for integration. Yet preparing a platform, let alone modifying a civilian airliner for this purpose is going to be a long, difficult process. Even if Airbus/Boeing agrees to the proposal today, I expect atleast 6-7...
by Cybaru
17 Dec 2020 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Excellent news!! Most appropriate platform!! Glad the A330 idea is dropped (hopefully) god speed and good hunting... these will make for good 11-14 hour missions with 8/9 extra fuel tanks in cargo bay..
by Cybaru
26 Nov 2020 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346664

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

I am sure someone can confirm from calcs, but my numbers put it around 1.10 kms to 1 liter of fuel in optimal flight..
by Cybaru
26 Nov 2020 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346664

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

3388kg, that's a 37.8% increase in internal fuel over Tejas's 2458 kg. In the same ballpark as a F-16 (without EFT): 3175 kg (https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104505/f-16-fighting-falcon/) Still lower than that on the Mirage 2000 which had 3950 (https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sy...
by Cybaru
16 Nov 2020 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360297

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

ashbhee wrote:There is lots of chatter about IAF buying 67 used UAE Mirage 2000s. Is there any merit in buying these used 2000s? What would be a good price for these? How much would it cost to upgrade them to IAFs standard?


Where is this chatter?
by Cybaru
06 Oct 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242520

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There is no reason not to use ALH as ASW platform of choice if the range is 650 KMS. Pretty much the ship can host the missile and all the heli platform has to carry is dunking sonar, extending its range on station by a large factor.
by Cybaru
15 Sep 2020 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5271
Views: 1136527

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ramana wrote:
And all don't fret about the 15 LCH. They and more will be bought in December.



Whats the special about December? Why wait till December?
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2020 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 815602

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

Whatever happened to the KS-172 missile that we had started some sort of partnership on. There is news every now and then, but nothing concrete.
by Cybaru
09 Sep 2020 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

At this point, the C295W will be the fastest route for the new AEW. CCS has already approved and the first few in the AEW config can be bought directly from airbus. This allows for decent continuity as well.
by Cybaru
29 Aug 2020 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Ideally we buy Embraer and move production to India. That would be a great way to ensure nothing gets handed over to the IAF for another decade. At least. You are twisting it around sir! One can always order a few from current line if we are buying the firm. Where it gets built doesn't matter anymo...
by Cybaru
29 Aug 2020 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If the IAF and MoD must spend money on foreign arms, then go for the AN/APY-10 radar and the E-2D Hawkeye the USN is using. This would be a very good small AWACS. The Gulfstream 700 and the bombardier 7500 have far more range, ceiling, and payload compared to the ERJ line. If a new platform needs t...
by Cybaru
28 Aug 2020 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800995

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If we are going to start a new line other than ERJ145, it should be the gulfstream 700 line. It has twice the range and payload of the ERJ line. Ideally we buy Embraer and move production to India.
by Cybaru
15 Aug 2020 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 66040

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

I don't know the answer to this question @tsarkar, so perhaps you can educate us. How many cadets are taken in each year and how is the BTA allocated for training? Is it a 1:1 trainee : aircraft? How many hours does each cadet get? What do they graduate from BTA to? How is the requirement for 181 cr...
by Cybaru
08 Aug 2020 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139458

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

If TEDBF has 2 GE 414 engines which are much more powerful than Rafale engines, given LCA size and performance- use of composites and knowledge ADA has built, I don't see why TEDBF cannot match and exceed this. P.S I am in no way a Aviation expert just a common man. Here is the specs of FA18E/F Len...
by Cybaru
18 Jul 2020 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5271
Views: 1136527

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

If there is a delay in Helina, it should in no way impact the main product itself. We can always find and integrate Hellfire / brimstone / Pars 3LR / Spike ER from LCH/Dhruv based assets.

The objection itself is for the wrong reason. It should be called out.
by Cybaru
09 Jun 2020 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348747

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

IMO, IN is wrong on this one.. They need to pony up or the cost needs to be added to the final deliverable or Indian Govt needs to pay for this. If they want mods, they also need to pay for them.
by Cybaru
08 Jun 2020 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139458

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Oh my gawd y'all are worse than IAF when formulating requirements.. this that and the kitchen sink! It needs nothing other than two engines and the stuff that we would have integrated in LCA Mk2 Freeze, work and deploy! Can add everything later after first 60 are being produced. Those mig29Ks are sc...
by Cybaru
29 May 2020 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348747

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

They already had more spare capacity and were looking to offload anyways - this has been in play for a while. I dont think this is last minute. We are buying the excess capacity from US Navy if I am not wrong. Part of their quota. I would highly recommend taking any such reports above with pinches o...

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