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by Cybaru
21 Sep 2019 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

Damn, only three consoles... The C295W will probably make a better platform if it weren't limited by range.
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Correct. Two helicopters per ship is a mirage given our numbers and acquisition programs. Yes but I was thinking of Helo UAV + mh-60 would be the way to go. Former would provide round the clock surveillance (replacing ka-31) and latter could be deployed on specific missions. I am sure you can squee...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

P8A Mad Foxes - Nice video of low flying and sonobuoy deployment. Very nice watch! Quite a treat! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z6qtoR6bZQ At 4:45 you can see Russian submariners flipping off the P-8A crew (must be Philip and Austin)! Maybe the P-8A should have dumped a few MK-54s on them. :rotf...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

P8A Mad Foxes - Nice video of low flying and sonobuoy deployment. Very nice watch! Quite a treat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z6qtoR6bZQ
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

ICG MPA requirements are as follows https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/indias-mid-tier-maritime-patrol-aircraft-competitions-05247/ India’s Ministry of Defense has reportedly issued its RFP for 9 Indian Navy medium-range maritime reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft, plus 38 anti-ship missiles. The RFP ...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

1. Only references talk about "MK-54 torpedoes and Harpoon Block-II missiles.", so probably no 2. Who knows, wait and watch if that gets ordered. Hope they push for 20-30 of those 24 hour surveillance birds. With sats and those, we ill have round the clock coverage or Arabian Sea & Mal...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/content/il38 In Jan 78 , the squadron aircraft using the on board Magnetic Anomaly Detector (MAD) equipment successfully located the wreckage of the ill fated Air India Jumbo which had crashed soon after take-off off the Mumbai coast. The Winged Stallions added yet ano...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2013-05-24/russian-navy-upgrade-il-38-patrol-fleet The Novella is another version of the Sea Dragon mission system that was designed by the Leninets company in St. Petersburg and exported to India for an upgrade to five Il-38s serving with the Indian ...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2017-02-07/ilyushin-unveils-il-38-asw-upgrade-russian-navy With all-up weight of 68 tons, the Il-38 has a crew of seven and a range of 9,500 km (5,126nm) . It is broadly similar to the P-3 Orion, which has filled a similar ASW role with the U.S. Navy....
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

If philip shows up here talking about good old props - here is a quote for y'all to point him at! ( :mrgreen: My Pre-emptive strike! AFS - Absolute First USE! 8) No such thing as NFU here!) " The P-8A is like the internet where the P-3 was like a walkie-talkie - CAF AIRMSHL Leo Davie " htt...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

P8 ITEM DIMENSION Wing Span 124 feet, 6 inches Horizontal Tail 47 feet, 1 inch Internal Cabin Width 11 feet, 7 inches Height 16 feet, 0 inches Height at Tail 42 feet, 2 inches Length 129 feet, 6 inches Fuel Capacity 75,169 pounds Weight (Empty) 141,800 pounds Weight (Max Takeoff) 187,700 pounds
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/sensors/article/14035390/maritime-patrol-antisubmarine-warfare-asw-aircraft

Notably, India chose not to purchase Mark 82 depth charges for P-8I aircraft ASW operations given the capabilities of the MK-54 torpedoes and Harpoon Block-II missiles.
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

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

Relevant to our operations as well as we continue to add more of these birds! 15 Questions With One of VP-5's 'Mad Foxes' on Flying the P-8 Poseidon https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/9137/15-questions-with-one-of-vp-5s-mad-foxes-on-flying-the-p-8-poseidon The P-8 Poseidon has a significant leg u...
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76140

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

It is also timed when LCA is getting a boat load of publicity! plus their tweet still shows up when you have unfollowed them. That means they are promoting / peddling their views with cash backing. Be good to know who is paying for it.
by Cybaru
20 Sep 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Bala Vignesh wrote:Check out the aircraft in th background!! Interesting state it is in.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EE0dDJpU4AA6cUg?format=jpg&name=large


Thought cloud of RM "Is my chin better than the NLCA's"
by Cybaru
14 Sep 2019 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

C-295 AEW&C (the Israeli package on the C-295) 4x workstations (low for IAF) 360 degree radar (good!) 260knots cruise speed (vs ERJ-145s 450 knots), not great! 11 hours endurance (excellent, vs ERJ-145s 5 odd hours) Alt, 25000 feet (vs ERJ-145s 37000 feet), the radar range will be a healthy 200...
by Cybaru
13 Sep 2019 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13714

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

Terrible idea, the bad press alone will cost us years of good will. PR nightmare.
by Cybaru
13 Sep 2019 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I think leasing sets up more grounds for corruption. Give a waiver to EMB, add 6-7 more. That should be sufficient. 9 + 5 is plenty good. if EMB doesn't work, go with C295 - it will be assembled/maintained locally. Might become the special operations plane for us.
by Cybaru
13 Sep 2019 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705898

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Nothing makes the Mi-17V5 outdated as far as its capabilities are concerned. It is perfectly fine for use for almost all of the roles that the IAF envisages for the next 30 years AFAIK. Getting a new airframe that doesn't improve on the Mi-17V5's mission performance in a really tangible way just fo...
by Cybaru
13 Sep 2019 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Brar has been over why the Wedgetail won't work. But whole heatedly agree with your broader point picklu! Sorry, i might have missed that post from brar, would be glad if someone points to it. Just to be clear, i do not want the whole wedgetail, just the boeing plan with the balance beam radome on ...
by Cybaru
13 Sep 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Brar has been over why the Wedgetail won't work. But whole heatedly agree with your broader point picklu!
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388821

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

Sowing discord between units. If 200 raffies are really coming, that is 10 other units that will get plated. What's the big deal?
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

You can always add an APU or two. Will cut your on station time a bit.
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Is there any disadvantage to AEW/AWACS on a turboprop platform vs a regional jet or bizjet? The latter can fly faster and higher and get to it's destination sooner. Is there a decisive advantage to flying higher for such a platform? Do turboprops generate as much or more power compared with jets? I...
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705898

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

VikramA wrote:India was the launch customer for an- 32, and mig 27 although a evolution of mig 23 itself was only first ordered by IAF, Sri Lanka got them a lot later.


You are saying the order book was "zero" when we signed up? Anyways, I am wasting time responding to flame bait!
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I do think IAF has the two phalcons in sight. With that they are comfortable. I presume they will worry about remaining things when those get delivered. Having 5 AWACS and 3 AEW units is pretty decent. looks like the case of being "top heavy" .. how does IAF take care of attrition in a dr...
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705898

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

What was the order book of mig 27 and an 32 when we ordered a 100 of them. I have nothing against mi 17 but you have to acknowledge that the airframe is a dead end. It has been evolved as much as it could be. Yes, please do share what the order book of mig 27 and AN 32 was before we ordered. This s...
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Oh! That's right! Mount it on an imaginary A330! Cool beans! :rotfl: Are we to believe that drdo + hal cannot buy or lease a single second hand wide body jet for technology demonstration. It is not their duty to buy sundry platforms. What if the user changes his mind on the platform. The platform i...
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705898

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Mi 17 is now a outdated platform and airframe. If we are going to acquire more helicopters might as well get mi-38 which is mi 17's successor. Easier pilot transitions and maintenance What is the order book on mi-38 like? I can't find a single order for it. Mi-17 is very relevant for us. New build ...
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

VikramA wrote:After the first netra, DRDO should have concentrated on mounting the Aesa radar on a wide body jet in a timely manner


Oh! That's right! Mount it on an imaginary A330! Cool beans! :rotfl:
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915240

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Back to need for a flying test bed. Lots of engines in many labs!
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705898

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The time for KA226T is now past. There really is no need for it. If the Russian military complex has to be appeased (not sure why?) but the strategic thing to do for Russia is to get 100 Mi17 order through the Indian books before the IMRH starts flying in three/four years. That order is at-least 3 t...
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I do think IAF has the two phalcons in sight. With that they are comfortable. I presume they will worry about remaining things when those get delivered. Having 5 AWACS and 3 AEW units is pretty decent.
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If the C295 deal really goes through, then that becomes another platform we can standardize on. 3 Netras + 5 phalcons (Jet based) + 8-10 C-295s. It might be easier for IAF to order this type if the deal gets signed. Plus it will be 360 degree platform vs the 240 degree one. It fits 6 operators easil...
by Cybaru
12 Sep 2019 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Wasn't the israeli prime minister coming over to sign the two phalcon deal?
by Cybaru
11 Sep 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577036

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

It is navy that is doing the right thing! We need those P8I and perhaps some method of tracking vagrant fishing boats via HALE Drone (Predator C or BAMS) without tasking a whole set of 21 people. Coming back to AEW. If we can't get EMB145s, lets find comparable platform and get another 10 of those. ...
by Cybaru
11 Sep 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141216

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Can we start a Indian Naval Aviation - ASW hunters thread only? Post all P8 / MH - 60 R news in there and see it's evolution over the next few years?
by Cybaru
08 Sep 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

I think IAF lusts after raffles and rightly so..
by Cybaru
07 Sep 2019 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

Vidur Jee, any chance they can get more than 83 order? Will the line remain empty till MWF comes into play?
by Cybaru
07 Sep 2019 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1170137621332283392?s=21 LCA Mk-1A; "Wings will be made by L&T, front fuselage by Dynamatic Technolologies, the middle section by VEM & rear section by Alpha Design" @SPsAviation A new age of collaborative working, away from traditional mindsets. ...

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