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by Cybaru
06 Oct 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018807

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: 5148
Views: 1045238

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: 3818
Views: 738822

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: 3473
Views: 723811

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: 3473
Views: 723811

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: 3473
Views: 723811

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: 3473
Views: 723811

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: 259
Views: 54418

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: 349
Views: 82188

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: 5148
Views: 1045238

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: 1460
Views: 279979

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: 349
Views: 82188

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: 1460
Views: 279979

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...
by Cybaru
29 May 2020 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281047

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

or maybe the MWF name is being reserved for TEDBF/ORCA twin engine 33 ton plane.
by Cybaru
19 May 2020 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083414

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

Nice article IR!! I hope it becomes the gold standard when people want to look up stuff.
by Cybaru
19 May 2020 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045238

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A lot of ex-service/in-service people are totally biased against HAL and indigenous products period. They do their best to write arcane GSQRs and help propagate convenient half-truths. Their agenda is mostly based on the fact that they do not wish to fly Indian products. The whole rubbish about brin...
by Cybaru
12 May 2020 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083414

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

Karan M wrote:The HVT thing is shocking. I hope he's back. :(


$#(&%! Dalals must have complained! Demystifying their BS was top of his agenda all day long!
by Cybaru
12 Apr 2020 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3076
Views: 759748

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Battery tech is increasing by leaps and bounds. Lots of R&D in this space. Addition of commercial solid state design by samsung and Imec is pretty huge. Expect batteries to double in density and stability by 2X every 5 years. That is all we must plan for at the moment. Change it every 5 years. D...
by Cybaru
07 Apr 2020 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738822

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

If there are going to be new orders, order them without the radar and install our own uttam radar or 2052. Plus order with new things that are planned for super-30 version. So the expense to replace is not there.
by Cybaru
30 Mar 2020 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 88995

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Good points Brar and Vivek. The cost of operating Harrier Gr9 was in excess of £15,000 an hour by the way for those who are comparing.
by Cybaru
16 Mar 2020 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083414

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: 5148
Views: 1045238

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: 5148
Views: 1045238

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: 1085
Views: 216218

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: 1085
Views: 216218

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: 1135
Views: 316125

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: 5271
Views: 1140222

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: 30627

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: 30627

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: 2234
Views: 334596

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: 30627

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: 30627

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: 30627

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: 30627

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: 3788
Views: 400324

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: 30627

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: 30627

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: 30627

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...

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