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by Cybaru
23 May 2018 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3684
Views: 648372

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: 570
Views: 101578

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: 570
Views: 101578

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: 570
Views: 101578

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: 570
Views: 101578

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: 570
Views: 101578

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: 2501
Views: 226391

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: 2501
Views: 226391

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: 1421
Views: 259326

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: 2501
Views: 226391

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: 1421
Views: 259326

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: 2486
Views: 217845

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: 1421
Views: 259326

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: 570
Views: 101578

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: 2486
Views: 217845

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: 2486
Views: 217845

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: 2486
Views: 217845

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...
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259326

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

No uttam wasn't part of the tender. It was between Thales and Elta only from all reports. Glad they have shortlisted. Makes more sense given that derby has been qualified and derby-i is in process. Isn't the tender process for price and delivery? So if they are shortlisted, they would have to have p...
by Cybaru
11 May 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

CyB, As far as the SU-57 is concerned,I don't think there will be any change in the schedule they've laid out for the bird,which by 2020 will be in service. With our economic state deteriorating by the day-the rupee fell to its lowest level against the dollar yesterday,there is not enough in the ki...
by Cybaru
10 May 2018 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48575

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

:roll: IMO anything saab says is probably "Fake". TOT will come at such a price that we will opt to not want it.
by Cybaru
10 May 2018 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226391

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

They could also quite easily load land based bhramos for equally devastating effect.
by Cybaru
10 May 2018 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Don't know if this is real, but if it is, then Russian funding for PAKFA will slow down even further. This goes back to my earlier rant of (Time + money +scientific ability triad), and "money" will be the missing quotient for development of this gorgeous bird from the Russian side. This ti...
by Cybaru
09 May 2018 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Au Revoir magnifique... Proshchay velikolepnyy... To pay for a 'Russia first' agenda, Putin takes ax to military spending https://www.yahoo.com/news/pay-russia-first-agenda-putin-takes-ax-military-200025066.html Among the projects that have suffered major reductions are Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighte...
by Cybaru
08 May 2018 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4562
Views: 684020

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This broken record wants an order for a 2nd Vikrant class. This way you can at least share the air wing between the 3 ships. Absolutely, but they'll need to increase the fulcrum fleet. In some ways, I feel India should just negotiate with the russkis to get the mig 35 production line transferred. R...
by Cybaru
04 May 2018 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226391

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

Philip wrote:or French MIG-29s and Jags built to non- IAF standards


Aren't the jags just for spares?? They are not for flying!
by Cybaru
03 May 2018 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

One of things a lot of us said is that Indian establishment is leaning towards pushing Su-57 towards MRCA tender and the restarting of the tender might be due to that. They will have to establish a baseline and let us evaluate for selection process. Although a beautiful bird, paying for TOT which we...
by Cybaru
03 May 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259326

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

Oh my gawd, it's the system that matters not a stealth bird or two or three under development... Let
s continue to focus on the whole system dude..
by Cybaru
02 May 2018 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4303
Views: 487574

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

How does it matter, what the weight is? We have bridges that cant take 17 tons?
by Cybaru
28 Apr 2018 03:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48575

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

If IAF signs a deal for ASEA radar from outside like thales or rafael then it could madate that radar be made standard... It will be interesting to see what happens to that tender.
by Cybaru
28 Apr 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259326

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

Thakur_B wrote:
ramana wrote:So all Tejas FOC milestones achieved?


Yet to do hawai firing of the bandook.


Don't think that's part of FOC.
by Cybaru
28 Apr 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3684
Views: 648372

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That's great news! 300 Nags is at least 200-250 dead tanks or other targets of opportunity. Western battlefield looks stronger and stronger! For east Helina on LCH would be namica equivalent.
by Cybaru
28 Apr 2018 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Euro 5th gen? Hmm may be a ploy to get good rates for US 5th gen aircraft for Germany.

If there is a such a thing, we should become equal partners to it. Perhaps do a joint thing with France? Those guys build for sure, rest of the Europeans still lag quite a bit in aerospace compared to France.
by Cybaru
27 Apr 2018 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259326

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

Isn't the plan to build 24 LCAs a year require the same assembly and outsource model as well?

If they add a third line that will push it to 32 a year.
by Cybaru
27 Apr 2018 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

All those constantly wanting to fund PAKFA, how far do you think it will go without getting outside funding? or when do you think it will be ready for active service as a weapon without external funding. Care to take a stab at predictions?
by Cybaru
27 Apr 2018 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48575

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

Delivering tonnage across vast distances is something the Rambha excels at A fully loaded Su-30 MKI will have a maneuverability shortfall plus range will decline appreciably. True! But that is true for any fighter (f-teens/f-20s/30s/MkI/Gripen/LCA) tasked to play bomb truck. They have really reduce...
by Cybaru
27 Apr 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

It may take a little more time for the SU-57 to prove its capability, but for the IAF, worth waiting for Not sure I should respond, but the point I am making is that it is not just a function of time . It's also a function of investment and need. RuAF has no need and there are no other enablers at ...
by Cybaru
26 Apr 2018 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The investment into the PAK-FA project is about the acquisition of a product in relatively short time frames and hopefully with some strategic benefits to make it worthwhile to invest early. So one of the critical requirements for a product to mature is time, but another one is money and willingnes...
by Cybaru
26 Apr 2018 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2486
Views: 217845

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

One more point to add and I hate to be a skeptic but for every post which seeks to bank on the AMCA and dump the PAK- FA based product, some food for thought. The LCA has taken 25+ years post funding to get to partial squadron strength, still maturing and yet to be in FOC. A reasonable approach to ...
by Cybaru
25 Apr 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3375
Views: 394728

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Are the specs exact as the shakti? Or is it more aggressive? The specs seem scanty at the moment on the web. is 1200 kW continuous or only peak? Does the 1200 stand for 1200kW or shp? I believe it is 1200 shp. That would make the power equivalent to the Shakti engine used in the Dhruv. LUH uses a d...
by Cybaru
25 Apr 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3375
Views: 394728

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Are the specs exact as the shakti? Or is it more aggressive? The details on specs seem scanty at the moment on the web. is 1200 kW continuous or only peak?

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