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by Khalsa
21 Mar 2020 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538930

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

The MMRCA is the eternal carrot that just keeps on giving.
You can sleep without worrying... more Tejas are coming in the form of FOC, Mk1A, Mk2 aka MWF
by Khalsa
21 Mar 2020 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

Thank you for the explanation Dileep. How is this obsolescence issue not present in SP-17 (formerly SP-21) and all other FOC fighters? Has it been already catered for by upgrading to new LRUs? Wait wait .... formerly SP-21. Is that formal and official now that 21 and 22 will be re-named/ renumbered...
by Khalsa
19 Mar 2020 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

Here is the detail from the presentation by Yogindra at SIATI SCM Conference: LCA Division is line 1. They also manage the outsourcing and supply chain management. Their current capacity is 8 AC per year. Aircraft Division is Line 2. Here they run the second sub assembly and integration lines. Thei...
by Khalsa
17 Mar 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

I think the question about the remaining 15 FOC aircraft has been answered by HAL. They are coming in the next FY.
@Rakesh.
Their press release is beautiful. I think I have read 10 times now and can feel the amount of the work that has been done to make this come true.
Kudos to them.
by Khalsa
16 Mar 2020 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98183

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Seems like recycled news !! we must be running out of things to say.
by Khalsa
16 Mar 2020 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

Indeed Kartik Sir.
Bumping this thread up.... not sure about the flight of bird (21) but this thread will fly ekDum top in this forum.
Seriously ... I am just frequenting this thread until the SP21 flies.
:D :D
by Khalsa
16 Mar 2020 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538930

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

Rakesh wrote:
V_Raman wrote:This is a dumb question - is Rafale a 2-pilot aircraft or single pilot?

Please watch this video from 1:11 onwards. It will answer your question...

Oh my God
You cannot win with this. How can you?
What dumbness !!!
by Khalsa
12 Mar 2020 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Looks like they lost the CO or OC of the Griffins. One of the crem-de-la-crem F-16 squadrons out of Sargodha He was flying a single seater a/c. Yup, a senior pilot, being a Wing Cmdr. Big loss for the PAF. But he clearly miscalculated the height at which to initiate the loop. Was simply too low to ...
by Khalsa
11 Mar 2020 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Looks like they lost the CO or OC of the Griffins. One of the crem-de-la-crem F-16 squadrons out of Sargodha
He was flying a single seater a/c.
by Khalsa
11 Mar 2020 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It was practice for the celebrations indeed. The F-16s must be having a rather increased role to play in the parade due to Swift Retort.
This is part and parcel of life. Operational hazard as they say.
by Khalsa
10 Mar 2020 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan using its IL-78 as IL-76 Good use of expanding strategic lift capability when required. (I assume we have had a go at doing the same on our birds) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESr88E_WoAAc4aH?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESr8_qZWsAA8HxT?format=jpg&name=medium
by Khalsa
09 Mar 2020 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67705

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

Why is the a/c on the right hand side looking bigger to me ? The spine behind the canopy looks bigger, the shoulder looks bigger. Perhaps even the wing area. Obviously an optical illusion or I am just thinking its bigger because its a 2 seater It's lifted on jacks. See the nose / outer wing area. M...
by Khalsa
09 Mar 2020 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67705

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

https://twitter.com/ReviewVayu/status/1235525765136936960?s=20 ----> 5/8: As would be expected, there is a lot of justifiable pride associated with these achievements, most of which are uniquely ‘Indian’ and will naturally far outlive employment of the current test aircraft. Why is the a/c on the r...
by Khalsa
09 Mar 2020 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

So we knew the above wrt to the good reasons behind the delay. I am no fan of IDRW but the tweeted info seemed a bit like lifting the fog.
anyway we carry on
by Khalsa
06 Mar 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202920

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

baki to pata nahin
par sala Paint job .. Harish bhai ko dainee hai MWF kee


:D
by Khalsa
04 Mar 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

Funny but I am agreeing with everyone. While they are possibly working out their production methods and fine tuning for Mk1A with the FOC birds I can't help but agree with the credibility point. We at BR are small band of fighters who with analysis, discussion and open source keep on doing our bit t...
by Khalsa
28 Feb 2020 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1232965865089294341 ---> Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the newly-inaugurated LCH final assembly hangar of HAL in Bengaluru today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERw_c4UU0AA1KVG?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERxf6CmUUAEzpvE?format=jpg Finally the MFG li...
by Khalsa
28 Feb 2020 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

yeah on this attack helicopter requirement at least, they're getting desperate now, to settle for the Z-10 which from reports I had read, did not impress them much during the sustained trials in Pakistan. The Apache procurement is what is driving this desperation. That makes it very clear that COIN...
by Khalsa
27 Feb 2020 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

We will expand operational utility of Tejas: Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria...

Link = https://tinyurl.com/wbc6tos

Image
by Khalsa
27 Feb 2020 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 202920

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

Let's finish cutting steel on the last FOC or the first Mk1a.
Then we can reenergize this naming intiative.

For now let's to continue to seed this thread with ideas that could enhance the capability of the Mk2.
by Khalsa
23 Feb 2020 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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

Another part we quite often forget is the DACT exercises the PAF has been conducting with the PLAF Su-30 MKs. They would have honed their skills to hold the Su-30s at bay or exploit their advantage as much as possible before relinquishing control of the airspace and falling back. So far the F-16s ha...
by Khalsa
22 Feb 2020 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648858

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

11. Hind sight is 2020, there is no meaning in this question, on Feb 27th why did not we have 30 planes, or did not fire BVR, or why were Mig 29 missing in action? Had we known before hand (say even few hours) that at that exact time 24 TSPAF planes will come, even with the planes that we had (Rafa...
by Khalsa
14 Feb 2020 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^^^ Nailed ! (The mentality of)
by Khalsa
14 Feb 2020 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 366935

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Japanese arms tend to be on the costlier side. I bet this plane would be at least 150% the cost of an equivalent western cargo plane. Yes, most likely. But them going after the New Zealanders but not us as potential partners/customers surprised me. Not that I really care. Their stuff are even more ...
by Khalsa
14 Feb 2020 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Here we go to the quality of quantity vs quantity debate .... might as well invite Vivek right now.
by Khalsa
14 Feb 2020 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Agree with all of the above posters.
Sigh !!
by Khalsa
09 Feb 2020 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Ka-226 buys a strategic leverage. Nothing less and Nothing more. Its been the best day of my life to know that LUH has achieved IOC. We here at BR went semi-nuts the day LUH engines were started in a tethered mode inside a concrete pit. Today the little buddy has achieved IOC. Lets re-joice as ...
by Khalsa
08 Feb 2020 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Ka-226 buys a strategic leverage. Nothing less and Nothing more. Its been the best day of my life to know that LUH has achieved IOC. We here at BR went semi-nuts the day LUH engines were started in a tethered mode inside a concrete pit. Today the little buddy has achieved IOC. Lets re-joice as t...
by Khalsa
08 Feb 2020 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^^A normal road accident. Nothing else. Karma is a great equaliser given the way he denigrated Indian Pilots/Engineers wherever an accidental air crash happened in India. I think even Allah had enough of his foolish childish antics. Hardly becoming that expected of an army officer of the rank of ...
by Khalsa
06 Feb 2020 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

naird wrote:Manu Pubby has confirmed that LCA contract will not be signed at DEFEXPO.
This sucks

Oh FFS
by Khalsa
06 Feb 2020 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 333395

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^^

A normal road accident. Nothing else.
by Khalsa
04 Feb 2020 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 852188

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

No it did not.
Rumour mill says IOC will be declared at the Def Expo.
by Khalsa
04 Feb 2020 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

Kartik wrote:
Khalsa wrote:Has the ink been put to paper with regards to Mk1A ?


It'll be done once the DefExpo starts


Thank you Sir.
Shiv Aroor's video was slightly pre-mature then.

All good where we waited years a few more days.
by Khalsa
03 Feb 2020 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

Has the ink been put to paper with regards to Mk1A ?
by Khalsa
02 Feb 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

I have a feeling and its a good feeling that IAF and 45 Squardron IOCs will go the way of Su-30Ks. Thrash them and then move on to the next. This squadron along with the next one will be thrash their IOC and FOCs to nut out all the issues, formulate strategies and squadron tactics and then cash thes...
by Khalsa
25 Jan 2020 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664637

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

Tejas pilot interview
Worth a read especially the bit about it's biggest myth.

https://hushkit.net/2020/01/25/flying-f ... ssion=true

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