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by member_23694
19 Jun 2016 09:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/pslvc34-with-20-satellites-all-set-for-new-experiments/article8746631.ece Fifty minutes after the satellites are injected into the orbit from the fourth stage of the vehicle, its engine will be re-ignited for five seconds. Then it will be shut down for 50 min...
by member_23694
10 Jun 2016 21:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 450688

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

this is fun.[Though does not seem related to any selection] After LCA flight, IAF chief flies Gripen D http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-chief-arup-raha-on-sweden-visit-flies-gripen-fighter-aircraft/articleshow/52692277.cms IAF chief Arup Raha on Sweden visit, flies Gripen fighter...
by member_23694
02 Jun 2016 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 312034

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/06/01/re ... next-week/

Record double-satellite payload mated to Ariane 5 for launch next week

Nearly 10 tonne to GTO .. cool!!!
by member_23694
29 May 2016 05:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Is that June 10th launch of PSLV with Cartosat 2C and ~20 other satellites confirmed, or has the launch been pushed back to the end of June? Conflicting reports from different sources! http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/isro-to-launch-22-satellites-in-one-mission-next-month/story-VZKaGrcD60NuAPwDN...
by member_23694
27 May 2016 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/isro ... 77502.html

Space shuttle, India style

Not a flight of fancy, reusable launchers are a necessity for ISRO to stay in business.
by member_23694
18 Apr 2016 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3477
Views: 385734

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

By the way, you would be surprised to know that all modern "assembly lines" are used to "assemble" completed parts which are outsourced to a wide variety of vendors. Which unfortunately HAL learnt just recently. Airbus / Boeing / LM all have vendors like Tata/Mahindra and all, N...
by member_23694
18 Apr 2016 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 203016

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

If this information about the 36 Rafale buy going on eventually to a 300 Rafale MII buy is accurate, it is purely a strategic decision by the Modi Government. I am not convinced though with this 300 Rafale number. 90 -126 still seems more realistic [not counting Navy] which will lead to around $10-...
by member_23694
17 Apr 2016 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 203016

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

also consider that the mod always returns a chunk of the capex...around $5 billion last year I think... As per MP , for 2015-16, capex for new acquisition overshot the planned budget. Payment for earlier contracts was around 92% of planned exp. and more to do with delay from supplier side or minor ...
by member_23694
17 Apr 2016 20:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 203016

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

YEAR | 1 US $  = Rs. | 1 GBP = Rs. 1983 | 10.1 | 16.32 "Defence budget 1983" 6000 crore Jaguar 1978 1 billion pound deal Mirage 2000 1982 32 million $ per plane Not going into merit/demerit but the above deal for Jaguar and Mirage 2000 too were not cheap for the 80's [these were also years...
by member_23694
17 Apr 2016 14:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 203016

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

JMT : Officially certain news will be out soon.. Something like http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-france-sign-17-agreements-during-pm-modis-visit/ An MoU was signed between Larsen and Tubro and AREVA aimed at cost reduction by increasing localisation, to improve the financial viability of...
by member_23694
25 Mar 2016 17:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://spacenews.com/spaceflight-waits- ... geo-orbit/

Seems PSLV flight is definitely not cheap
by member_23694
25 Mar 2016 00:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

HAL on mission mode to ramp up Tejas production So it seems that someone in HAL did read the constructive criticism it has been getting in this forum :wink: Majority of employees are now working from morning 7 am to 9 pm, which General Manager V Sridharan terms it as a 'voluntary effort.' The neces...
by member_23694
13 Mar 2016 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^^^^^^^^^^
yes i know but it still does not clarify my query as to what kind of preparation has been done for a actual in flight refueling testing like the one with dummy pod etc done for Gripen
by member_23694
13 Mar 2016 13:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://www.oneindia.com/india/isro-plans-double-launches-asks-industry-bigger-stakes-2039694.html "We have already reached seven launches in a year. We intend to increase it to almost 12 launches a year... immediately (subsequently) following to reach up to 18 launches a year," he said, de...
by member_23694
13 Mar 2016 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

if any one can please clarify for the following If i check the Gripen approach towards in flight refuelling http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articles-view/release/3/27/saab-_-first-in_flight-refueling-trial-for-gripen.html A key element for Gripen on the export market is the introduction of an air-t...
by member_23694
10 Mar 2016 20:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

OK congrats.. another PSLV success 8) However i am more interested to know about the shade which always comes in between the camera and the rocket clearing the launch pad and disrupt rocket's view. :lol: How can DD repeat same mistake again and again in such a flawless ISRO journey in recent past :)
by member_23694
06 Mar 2016 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1420
Views: 174402

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

The ring pull launch system has been used for two purposes one as a tractor but more importantly to create a gas bubble through which the missile is pushed through water. There is a video on YouTube of a similar testing of one of the Russian ICBM's being launched in a similar manner What is the adv...
by member_23694
01 Mar 2016 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

^^^^^^^
10th March

1G in April.
by member_23694
29 Feb 2016 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

"Isro all ready for Chandrayaan II, says its chairman Kiran Kumar" Wonderful news, but what does 'all ready' mean, that the mission is going to take place soon? Late this year, or early next? Originally, it was planned for 2017-end, has it now been pushed forward? Great, if it has! Don't ...
by member_23694
26 Feb 2016 21:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

After all, I am a beginner and long way to go in Journalism. I will only complete 25 years in this profession next year and that's nothing! And, I started when I was 19 years :) Oh!! so you are a newbie . Look BRF has marked you as a Trainee :wink: Anyways Welcome Sir and continue with the fantasti...
by member_23694
25 Feb 2016 20:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://spl.gov.in/nsss2016/Program/web/SPS/SPS-1-2.pdf Future of Space Transportation S. Somanath Director, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre The planned development program of Semi-cryogenic engine of 200 ton thrust is the key to the enhanced capabilities in the future. The semi-cryogenic stage with...
by member_23694
22 Feb 2016 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Let this post be the one every future LCA thread starts with Not sure what is new that Mr Shukla has come up with. Further not Surprisingly 1A is the timeline for promised MK.2 by earlier top bosses from ADA/DRDO. MK.2 going AMCA proto time line. AMCA ? Tejas is good no doubt but time to market to ...
by member_23694
21 Feb 2016 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4017
Views: 654983

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Please correct me and would definitely like to be : Terrorists enter building. People residing there being saved by whom Police / Army / Para SF ? Para SF get killed during saving people out or during encounter[in the initial phase of encounter] ? What kind of equipment for SF should be inducted to ...
by member_23694
06 Feb 2016 10:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 538284

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/che ... 5-program/

All the ways the F-35 is screwed up, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester
by member_23694
26 Jan 2016 19:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

http://swarajyamag.com/biz/why-is-india-so-reluctant-to-celebrate-its-tejas-success-story/ Why Is India So Reluctant To Celebrate Its Tejas Success Story? Dear Dr Anantha Krishnan M Sir, can't talk about MSM, since they are busy in other news story of high importance related to Idea of India and all...
by member_23694
15 Jan 2016 19:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

From the Tejas - LCA Facebook page by Deb Rana Click for hi-res Tejas looking stunning 8) . Now for a mind blowing performance to show the world what its capable of. If HAL/ADA does not come up with a good video then they have it :P BTW as part of a PR exercise and hype, Tejas team could have come ...
by member_23694
12 Jan 2016 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c31-irnss-1e

PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E launch scheduled on January 20,2016 at 09:31 Hrs (IST)
by member_23694
11 Jan 2016 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 203016

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/closing-in-on-french-fighter-plane-deal-defence-minister-manohar-parrikar/articleshow/50538626.cms Closing in on French fighter plane deal: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar "It's closer to completion," Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told...
by member_23694
11 Jan 2016 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/isro-conceives-two-space-parks/article8089731.ece Two space industry enclaves or “parks” that have been conceived — one for launchers at Sriharikota and a smaller one at an existing Bengaluru spacecraft campus — signal increased privatisation of the nation’s spa...
by member_23694
10 Jan 2016 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 312034

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

^^^^^^^^^
Enjoyed the video and the audio is super stuff :D
by member_23694
10 Jan 2016 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 312034

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

Budget Fighter PAC/Chengdu JF-17 Thunder Turns Heads at Paris Air Show 2015 – AINtv


Vertical takeoff seems impressive.

PAF JF 17 Promotional Video (HD)


HAL/ADA can we have some promotional campaign for LCA with some glitz please 8)
by member_23694
06 Jan 2016 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 41565

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

Pathankot operations well coordinated: IAF After one press conference to media, Forces should simply ignore the media's nuisance interpretation and move forward. If any correction needed then take it up but no need to daily try convince the media that they did their job fine since certain section o...
by member_23694
05 Jan 2016 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 203016

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

maxratul wrote:the race begins, who will form the first squadron - Tejas or Rafale?


Rafale :wink:
by member_23694
04 Jan 2016 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/all-irnss-satellites-to-be-in-orbit-by-march-isro-official/articleshow/50442882.cms All IRNSS satellites to be in orbit by March: ISRO official IRNSS-1E is slated for launch on January 20 from the space port of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh "..by...
by member_23694
04 Jan 2016 18:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 199213

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/isro-unveils-10-tonne-satellite-plan-at-indian-science-congress-116010400575_1.html Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has plans to build its heaviest rocket that can carry satellites weighing 10 communication tonnes into space. India's...
by member_23694
01 Jan 2016 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 646851

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Italy Blocks Indian Application to MTCR Seems realpolitik in play and probably after some time matter will be sorted out in interest of both parties. JMT http://www.telegraphindia.com/1151231/jsp/frontpage/story_61355.jsp#.VoYHk_l94dU India, Italy work on deal on marines - Secret talks on 'road map...
by member_23694
12 Dec 2015 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 312034

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

NASA Launches Go Ultra-High Definition

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by member_23694
01 Dec 2015 22:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Decks have been cleared for the country's largest ever defence order, over RS 2 trillion for 100 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. Surprised nobody commented on this number. :rotfl: Rs 2 trillion is US$30 billion or $300 million per LCA. :lol: Nitpicking about numbers apart, flyaway cost of 100 1A...
by member_23694
01 Dec 2015 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 255827

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indi ... 35397.html

India's biggest Make in India project gets wings

Did someone say LCA prg. will be killed :P
BTW now can HAL expedite and pre-pone deliveries upto Mark 2

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