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by member_22605
16 Apr 2016 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 363913

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Viv S wrote:PAK FA prototype under production -


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Thats an airframe on a structural test rig and that is how every aircraft/Helicopter is tested everywhere in the world.
by member_22605
15 Apr 2016 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4063
Views: 657892

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

Do you expect HAL to make seats? How many suppliers in India make aviation grade seats? Before you spew your venom on HAL, try doing some research. HAL has the design for a helicopter with insane high altitude performance and one which is the best in its class by some margin. Except for the engines(...
by member_22605
15 Apr 2016 18:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 293522

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

The Problem is that HAL is completely incompetent and incapable of manufacturing anything without foreign help. They still have to complete the Hanger Building in which LCA will be painted even though funds were allocated in 2001. Let pvt sector manufacture LCA in collaboration with ADA / DRDO I'm ...
by member_22605
29 Jan 2016 18:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 502626

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

DL jodhpur has a very good near field rcs test facility which has great facilities to convert it into near accurate far field values.and it has been in use for almost a decade. The real complexity with stealthy aircrafts is the intake which causes massive SBR returns and the rivets which glow up. Ma...
by member_22605
12 Jan 2016 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932032

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Its a simple RWRDC ALH wheel version prototype.
by member_22605
19 Dec 2015 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 359316

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Thr LCA display is a part of the flying display for 75 years celebration of HAL on the 23rd.
Cheers!
by member_22605
19 Dec 2015 12:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 359316

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

What's the big deal about IMU?? Looking at the price it doesn't even look like some uber-class stuff. There is one startup which makes such stuff in Pune - Nav.stik. They offer modules which has all the components that wiki says IMU has (at about $500). (The founder is good friend, he was telling m...
by member_22605
17 Dec 2015 21:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 359316

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

>>My only worry is Massa. I remember them stepping in to stop Israel from selling the 2052 to India before. I believe we can be fairly confident that era is over. Going forwardit will only be a question of who will sell, not whether to sell. I would quietly expect some stunning developments in next...
by member_22605
12 Oct 2015 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to blame?
Replies: 228
Views: 10542

Re: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to bla

What does it say? The rotor, transmission and the structure was developed by HAL after the consultant left half way through the project. You should seriously do some reading and the presentation by wg cdr unni pillai at aero india 2013 is a good starting point. Please do not believe nonsense written...
by member_22605
09 Oct 2015 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to blame?
Replies: 228
Views: 10542

Re: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to bla

Funny that HAL wants to blame DRDO for projects in which it is active participant but always want to take credit for ALH in which it had no role except grabbing the project credit after it was completed. Do you have any idea about what you're typing? What do you know about the ALH program? Who comp...
by member_22605
04 Oct 2015 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 210285

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The second production line will most likely be in the aircraft division bangalore which will finish the production of hawks in 2017 so that line can be used to produce LCAs this will greatly increase the numbers produced per year from 2017. Just my thoughts Cheers! Wasn't that supposed to shift ove...
by member_22605
04 Oct 2015 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 210285

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I think Raha comments can be easily interpreted to mean that IAF will take what HAL makes, but HAL is just whining without doing anything on ground. NOTE:- Assembly of a new aircraft takes less than one year after long lead items are ordered which takes 36 months . Funds for long lead items were al...
by member_22605
04 Oct 2015 17:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 210285

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The second production line will most likely be in the aircraft division bangalore which will finish the production of hawks in 2017 so that line can be used to produce LCAs this will greatly increase the numbers produced per year from 2017. Just my thoughts
Cheers!
by member_22605
27 Sep 2015 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 363913

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Just as many believe David axe and bill sweetman over gen bogdan for their F35 related news and info also bill and david have a good reputation while the guys at IDRW rely more on rumors than research.
by member_22605
31 Aug 2015 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932032

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sorry there is no such thing. Stress is measured in all the ground tests and there are hundreds of such tests. The GTV is not a platform to measure stresses(though it is monitored as one if the parameters) and if you leave your fatigue test to be done on GTV then you're well prepared for a catastro...
by member_22605
31 Aug 2015 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932032

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sorry there is no such thing. Stress is measured in all the ground tests and there are hundreds of such tests. The GTV is not a platform to measure stresses(though it is monitored as one if the parameters) and if you leave your fatigue test to be done on GTV then you're well prepared for a catastrop...
by member_22605
31 Aug 2015 04:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932032

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

kvraghav wrote:Chaiwala alert..some minor problem in stress test of LUH

What is a stress test?
by member_22605
18 Aug 2015 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 210285

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Landing gear is designed by HAL ARDC and made at HAL Nashik. No organization can afford excess inventory and where will you keep all those aircrafts? remember you need to keep them flight worthy so the daily inspection and regular flights. Finally you need a design freeze inorder to start mass produ...
by member_22605
06 May 2015 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 161091

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

UB ji, thanks to your intervention, all those long passages of bojitiv news about the how great the F-35 is and how performance in the traditional sense is irrelevant because the F-35 is beyond all those traditional metrics and because of the magical cloak and almost alien weapon systems, have come ...
by member_22605
01 Feb 2015 16:23
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2015
Replies: 305
Views: 21351

Re: Aero India 2015

No 57 is yours truly ;)
by member_22605
18 Jan 2015 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 207560

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Regarding patents, we at HAL didn't know that most of the work we do was worth a patent and only after Dr Tyagi insisted we looked at patents filed by international aerospace firms and found that there were hundreds and possibly thousands of patents that we could file. The credit for the patents fil...
by member_22605
13 Jan 2015 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat
Replies: 969
Views: 50557

Re: Breaking news: Coast guard intercepted terrorist boat

LokeshC ji, that's too much science for our chacko sir, he probably is a "social" science expert :wink:
by member_22605
22 Dec 2014 13:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 207560

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Not questioning his credentials but with such hostility towards LCA he wanted(or was it the IAF?) to be CMD of HAL. Thank god it didn't happen!
by member_22605
16 Nov 2014 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 932032

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Would be happy if you could explain how the panels affect the "stealth" of the aircraft and also the thing about paint in your post kinda didn't make sense too.
by member_22605
26 Sep 2014 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 766647

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

I thoroughly support the govt's push towards manufacturing but making a foreign heli in India doesn't do much to the indigenous capability, I feel we are capable but we need a challenge and a tough one at that which would call for a fully Indian design much like how the Soviets operated that would r...
by member_22605
24 Sep 2014 18:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 161091

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

^The pak-fa won't be cheaper, but it already is much better in kinematic performance, sensor suite, signature, payload etc as compared to the MKI, can you say the same about the F-35 as compared to the teens?
Cheers!
by member_22605
04 Sep 2014 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 200449

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

As far as i know the COE has not submitted its findings and there is no design flaw whatsoever, the title of the article is very misleading and citing unnamed sources and insinuating a successful design is highly irresponsible to say the least.
by member_22605
02 Aug 2014 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 267125

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Viv s, the Americans and Israelis are ahead when it comes to UAV sensors but flight controls is an area where we are just as good if not better than them. People (very highly respected people even on BRF) are now talking of a ULCA and say its very easy to convert an LCA into a UAV.The level of auton...
by member_22605
31 Jul 2014 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 363913

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Cost of a nirbhay is mostly the cost of the seeker and the engine, ADE actually treats it like a UAV and I have heard from people that the cost will be much less than its equivalents worldwide. From my experience, as a nation today we have all the skills needed to make SAMs and CMs but the willpower...
by member_22605
29 Jul 2014 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 363913

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I really have a hard time understanding why this PAK-FA is not simply an evolution of Su-30. Apart from the forward section, it does not come across as a true 5th gen design. Any source on possible radar signature comparison would be nice. Exposed underslung engines are big sore thumbs. Even early ...
by member_22605
28 Jul 2014 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aerospace materials for Dhruv, Rudra, Tejas and MCA
Replies: 52
Views: 4492

Re: Aerospace materials for Dhruv, Rudra, Tejas and MCA

NRao sir, despite your liking for the US maal the fact is that US suppliers(and also its allies like Japan etc) are not reliable and that's one of the reasons why we try and stay away from any US vendor unless absolutely necessary. And also in another thread you seem to be too happy to deride Russia...
by member_22605
26 Jul 2014 06:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 200449

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Philip sir, what has the order for 32 more dhruvs got to do with the unfortunate crash or with the crashes at Ecuador? Are you trying to imply something? I just fail to understand the logic behind your post.Or maybe you want to ditch the ALH and buy the Ka-62.
by member_22605
08 Jun 2014 21:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 705748

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Mr shukla in my opinion is just an F-35 fanboy with little to no information and he does add a lot of BS to his articles. I still remember his LCH articles and that for me is enough to judge his writings.
by member_22605
08 Jun 2014 21:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 705748

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Its not that the Russians can't deliver and I havent seen any solid proof supporting this claim. The T-50 is built around the RuAF specs just as the Su-27 was, we managed to make an Su-30MKi out of the UB and if we can make an FGFA which the IAF is happy with then its job done. My point here is that...
by member_22605
08 Jun 2014 20:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 705748

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

As per the IAF's stringent requirements, the F-35 is no where close and if any fighter can meet all those requirements it will be the AMCA. The FGFA will be a compromise in the meanwhile.
Cheers!
by member_22605
07 Jun 2014 21:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 705748

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

I never said that the simulated values are the precise RCS values. I do know how RCS is evaluated and we(India) do have similar facilities to test the RCS physically(it isn't as TFTA as the pics you posted :wink: ) . And i did say that the RCS values obtained from these simulations are just first cu...
by member_22605
07 Jun 2014 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 705748

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

MATLAB users should try this. It is an awesome code and is free :D . Its a lot of fun too please check it out
http://www.mathworks.in/matlabcentral/f ... pofacets.m
by member_22605
07 Jun 2014 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 705748

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

3D models of the F-35, F-22 and the T-50 are available online(fairly accurate ones). Any person with a sound understanding of physical optics/Geometric optics can write a straight forward code to find out the RCS of the model(monostatic/bistatic) or use some wonderful EM simulation software like FEK...
by member_22605
01 Jun 2014 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 766647

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Most of our exports are built to civil standards and soon ALH will be EASA certified too.
by member_22605
31 May 2014 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 207560

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

SP-1 and SP-2 are NOT IOC standard aircraft and are on manufacturing line from 2005-7 onwards. HAL is incompetent, corrupt and are liars. ALH design has nothing to do with HAL. I have posted my views on the subject along with CAG reports a lot of times and have no intention on getting into useless ...

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