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by Cybaru
11 Jun 2019 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2741
Views: 568533

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

How do villagers even know what the black box looks like and which part to steal from a smoldering fallen unit?
by Cybaru
10 Jun 2019 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303516

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I think buying a half baked product and finishing it completely for our own use cases is a great idea. I hope we do it. That way when the Il-76 are ready to be retired, we can pump out these birds.
by Cybaru
03 Jun 2019 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 300772

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is going to be a one off ROE to kill awacs. In most cases, you will want to ensure the target is what you think your sensors think it is. I would think low use case and there are better ways of ensuring enemy aew fleet is decommissioned.
by Cybaru
14 May 2019 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627212

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

All Apaches will be on western sector only.. Can't see them managing power on the eastern front.
by Cybaru
14 May 2019 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3622
Views: 448079

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Look at that intake!! Must be draggy!! :((, SMOKY engines too!!
:mrgreen:
by Cybaru
28 Apr 2019 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209004

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

Ground demo aircraft, not meant for flying ops?
by Cybaru
28 Apr 2019 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 418816

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

https://scontent.fblr1-4.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49721742_1951422978500930_4317801034362650624_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent.fblr1-4.fna&oh=f4265102d8b049363a7e0dd1da6c6100&oe=5D67308A Mki escorting Netra? Interesting picture in so many ways. Good stuff!!
by Cybaru
28 Apr 2019 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 50033

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

That would be awesome if it carries more internal fuel!
by Cybaru
20 Apr 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 23440

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

We should still update 180 or 200 with our own AESA(2052) of choice and have the remaining ones with whatever Russia has so that we can use existing ammo. That way we are not limited. Pretty soon Astra MK1/MK2/SFDR/ASRAAM will transition into regular use. The roadmap seems pretty decent as far as mi...
by Cybaru
19 Apr 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 23440

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

No chance of integrating 2052 on MKI?
by Cybaru
16 Apr 2019 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 300772

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Mihir,

:rotfl: Keep at it, till them presstitutes fall in line... Only way to do it is to minimize them and their reporting...
by Cybaru
14 Apr 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If embraer is too difficult to acquire get g650 instead, that was the whole point of the analysis, that there are other options available which can help tide us over and might be better than the ej145.
by Cybaru
14 Apr 2019 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627212

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IAF will try and kill LCH acquisition, they just want foreign maal.
by Cybaru
14 Apr 2019 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

It isn't so much 360 vs. 240, but a larger airframe allows for a larger antenna, more power, scanning across more wavelengths, better resolution and clutter suppression. The IAF needs at least 8 full blown AWACS. Right now it has 3 Phalcons and is awaiting 2 more. With limited resources this is a d...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

UK has retired its 5 sentinels for lack of opex 3 person team on it, wonder what they gather. BBC spot on them didn't seem that impressive except for 12 hour sortie mention. They said, they get ground picture, but can't tell who is who in syria since things are fluid. Perhaps we should buy to try a...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

How do I know? That is for the operator community to determine depending upon what performance they want a specific system to have. As I said, the E-10A's very high power requirement was dictated not only by a very large radar(24,000 + T/R module X band radar with T/R modules derived from the AN/AP...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I think i like the original idea of G650. You can also stick varying antenna's on each of them if you like, X/L/S for different roles, or do S/L band in one array if possible at all :?: . If the hawkeye can power a UHF antenna for serious purposes, we should be able to as well on the G650. For track...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

brar_w wrote:How do I know?


I think you know everything :)... Not being sarcastic. I enjoy reading your posts and thought you would know..
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

P8 FCS also has changes to permit higher bank angle like 45' nearly twice of commercial plane. the missile pylons can house growla sized RATs or vane turbines(prowla style since P8 is subsonic) to power high grade jammers on outboard pylons and under the belly and ESM gear. ----- i used to think of...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 08:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Like I said, which sensor is out there that the 737 cannot support and why would I need to hang giant RAT's on instead of just moving to a larger, more optimized platform or a more efficient sensor? What do you need for the following? free energy that is.. 0.5 MW 1 MW 1.5 MW 2 MW I mean there is a ...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

yes yes only open source, please. Don't get any of us in trouble :)
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

More interesting would be to look into they are managing more capable and power hungry systems on even smaller aircraft with the JSTARS-recap (which is apparently now a US Army program). That power and thermal solution will likely be more relevant to a future system. YEah, if you get some time to p...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

WHy I was suggesting the use of p8 along with some RATs. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeings-p-8-is-the-737-with-missiles-sonar-and-a-specialty-in-hunting-submarines/ This is why the P-8 production line in Renton is separate and customized. So that the P-8 will be able to ...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:Power wise instead of harpoon missiles on the centerline pylons the RAT can be fixed to power external ew gear and main radar can use a smaller engine in cargonhold as you said


So it sucks in air from outside and releases gases outside as well?
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Singha wrote:Minus the gearbox the heli engines are very compact


Dang, I still can't see how t55 would be used for power generation.

Brar, I see your point, but can you point and would like to read some more on how the t55 was being installed, where and how much would it affect range etc...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

brar_w wrote:
Cybaru wrote:
Can you add more than two generators per engine? Your above example seems to indicate it is possible.


The weren't adding extra generators to the aircraft's engines. They were using a T55 turboshaft engine that powers the Chinook.


Where do they fit these?
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I see nothing wrong with a podded solution, you will lose some efficiency, but it's no different than carrying a weapon system. The wing on the p8 is far more reinforced than the wedgetail.
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I don't think the widebody will ever come. Going with P8 allows hanging some RATs off the wing (reinforced) which won't be possible with the 737-700ER. 2-4 HiRAT along with dual generators per engine will allow getting it to over 1-1.4 MW. Can you add more than two generators per engine? Your above ...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 06:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The smaller 737 already has an integrated tophat L band AESA so of course the larger platform can accommodate a different sensor configuration. The current AESA on the E-7 is about 60% of what was to eventually go on a USAF 767 (long terminated) so perhaps a configuration in between the two can go ...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Yeah - I still don't get it, how is their radar 300 kgs vs ours is 1600 kgs? SAAB has a very ambitious marketing team so double triple check any source document you may have to see what is included in that quoted weight. They tried to peddle a bottom mounted version of the radar to the USAF for the...
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Yeah - I still don't get it, how is their radar 300 kgs vs ours is 1600 kgs?
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Ah yes. Is there a platform that really works for HPRs? I think the easier path will be to more efficient radars and more processing on board rather than more brute power available.
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:Reason being if these are real HPRs, we are VLO safe.


I have no clue what you are saying. :oops:
by Cybaru
13 Apr 2019 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The most I have found is 4 engines of the 707 awacs producing about 1 MW - 250 kW per engine. The smaller G650 engines can produce about 240kW and a large twin-engine (A32X/A33X) plane can produce up to 500 kW quite easily. We will just have to have better onboard processing hardware to discriminate...
by Cybaru
12 Apr 2019 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Indranil wrote:Which SAM can reach 10 km but not 15 km altitude?


Depends on where SAM is, type and how much time it gives the crew to respond.

Indranil wrote:You would have much better arguments if you say a turbofan based aircraft has much lower time to altitude and response time.


Ok. You know what I am trying to say.
by Cybaru
12 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

None of that make it out of reach of SAMs or AAMs. A plane capable of of doing 2G turns is mince meat for AAM. The only protection is the protection suite which would be the same on either platforms. In my opinion, ceiling matters quite a bit for reducing the risk of SAM hits. AAM is a different ma...
by Cybaru
12 Apr 2019 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545352

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Not for AEW. We don't necessarily need cheap, but something that adds a lot of value to reduce the fog of the battlefield, and can survive if it ventures into hostile airspace. I agree that saving money is not the primary criterion. But don't understand how a C295 or modified business jet is more s...
by Cybaru
12 Apr 2019 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416563

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It is possible that communication and clarification took time and someone wanted to take all the glory and announced it without doing any homework.

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