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by JayS
15 Oct 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Please note, this is not the first time that the Cas has said IAF wants more Netra. I wonder what Mod has been doing till now on the matter of importing more Emb for Netra.
by JayS
15 Oct 2020 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Video that shows the forward fuselage jig at Dynamatic Technologies' facility in Bangalore. It has delivered the first Tejas forward fuselage module- first article ICY jig clearance. Twitter link Video link This is a very important post for those questioning why IAF isnt ordering Tejas in large num...
by JayS
08 Sep 2020 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030759

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/i/status/1302885551528243201 In this video posted by Ananta Krishnan, after 17 secs, the plume has split into two and the one that veered off tangentially seems to be travelling much faster, though I suspect due to the viewing angle. I am sure it cannot be scramjet because it wi...
by JayS
06 Aug 2020 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2246
Views: 335887

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Request. Can you please find the exact quote? Thanks in advance. The exact quote is at 33:21 https://youtu.be/oJZjMfYGnGM?t=1971 His whole interview is GOLD Ramana I believe he is talking from the MRO/serviceability perspective and not comparing capability and saying x Rafale = Y some other fighter...
by JayS
06 Aug 2020 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Raghunathgb, nam What is this nonsense in your above posts..? Have you even put an iota of thinking before posting this..? Are you expecting others to show you light wasting forum bandwidth on the same old same old discussions..? Nothing new on the project timelines has been disclosed now afresh. Th...
by JayS
28 Jul 2020 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Sirjee, This is not my realm of knowledge so I would not venture an opinion. Are we absolutely sure that hat HAL is to blame?? Perhaps IR or JS or K could educate us. Does Manufacturer not take the responsibility of the manufacturing? :wink: The only news we have, if at all, was from IDRW. Not even...
by JayS
26 Jul 2020 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691891

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

veejey wrote:Today's is 26th July. Any update about when this bird is arriving in India?


29th
by JayS
26 Jul 2020 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691891

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

KaranM, one info revealed in tweets about Balakot is 6 Griffin HSLD were used from M2K. That and 5 Spice2K. Crystal Maze, not griffin. This article by the then WAC C-in-C AM Harikumar is the most authoritative and detailed account on the Air strikes and Air battle the next day. https://www.theweek....
by JayS
18 Jul 2020 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

A pooch out of genuine curiosity. Let us assume HAL overcharges IAF. Where exactly does the "extra" money go? Dividend back to the government? Then why this chai-biskoot on whether HAL profit margin should be 5% or 10%? Why not have a cursory look at HAL's balance sheet which is available...
by JayS
17 Jul 2020 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

HVT said on twitter recently that HAL has been trying out Mk1A related testing on LSPs. So even though there isnt a full fledged prototype, they are testing out internals. Two LSPs are already testing Mk1A related subsystems, I think IR mentioned it on Twitter somewhere. Not sure if it includes the...
by JayS
17 Jul 2020 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Frankly I don't understand why HAL needs to wait for MoD to sign the order and delay the delivery. They could easily get a loan from a PSU, under written by MoD, pay off suppliers to start making the LRU. When the MoD order comes, pay back the money to the bank. They need direction from the MoDP. H...
by JayS
17 Jul 2020 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Follow up tweet to the tweet above.... https://twitter.com/MI6GB/status/1283816668683091969?s=20 ---> Some dude in the twitter thread (link below) is stating the above configuration does not account for fuel. Gurus, please confirm. https://twitter.com/DFI_Sancho/status/1283824777656967170?s=20 That...
by JayS
17 Jul 2020 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Tejas 16 mk1 IOC+ 16 mk1 FOC + 18 mk1 FOC trainers+ 83 mk1a = 133 nos will form 7 operational squadrons. @19 fighter/ sq. All 83 mk1a should be single seater. 2023-24 to 2026-27 mk1a over 4 years @ 20/year. I think 83 Mk1A is actually 73 Mk1A + 10 FOC Trainers... In the original 40 Mk1 orders, ther...
by JayS
16 Jul 2020 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

We should have more Sq of Tejas MK2 by 2030. May be 3. How do you figure that? If the first flight of the prototype happens by 2025 (earliest we can hope for) followed by 2-3 years of testing and initial production, how do you get 3 full squadrons operational by 2030? That is impossibly optimistic....
by JayS
16 Jul 2020 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

This handle is the proxy for idrw IIRC, how i remember is they copied "vymaniki" handle That person copy pastes stuff from IDRW verbatim, as a revenge for IDRW's alleged copying his article long time back (his words). If you Google this text, it probably will lead to an IDRW article (whic...
by JayS
16 Jul 2020 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

FYI, all 83 of MK1A are for the IAF Sq service. Not for TACDE or any other purpose. 18 per Sq and 15% as reserves. It seems 18 per Sq is the norm now for IAF and if you consider varying % of reserves depending on situation, aircraft type, types of reserves (war attrition, write off etc) and so on, n...
by JayS
11 Jul 2020 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BRF Project: India's Kaveri Engine Saga (No Discussions)
Replies: 72
Views: 63472

Re: BRF Project: India's Kaveri Engine Saga (No Discussions)

Please do not post news item etc in gyaan only thread. Use the other general Kaveri and Engines thread. Please. Move the post to that thread. I'll delete it from here.
by JayS
11 Jul 2020 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

Saar, I think a good explanation has been given in brf previously by our esteemed stalwarts. The IAF ordered 123 Tejas in total, 6 squadrons @ 18 fighters + 2 attrition replacement/training roles. 20 LCA LSP (to be converted to Mk.1/1A std.later) 20 LCA Mk.1 (to be converted to Mk.1A std.later) 83 ...
by JayS
11 Jul 2020 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

M2K airframe life is among the best in the contemporary 4Gen Fighters, from what I gather. They will probably last until we are bored of them. French ware is known to be solid. Plus we pamper our M2K like anything.
by JayS
11 Jul 2020 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

We should have more Sq of Tejas MK2 by 2030. May be 3. How do you figure that? If the first flight of the prototype happens by 2025 (earliest we can hope for) followed by 2-3 years of testing and initial production, how do you get 3 full squadrons operational by 2030? That is impossibly optimistic....
by JayS
11 Jul 2020 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

basant wrote:Is there any particular reason why a squadron should have one and a half dozen in IAF?

No such hard and fast rule. There are differences based on type of aircrafts.
by JayS
10 Jul 2020 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

Without MMRCA, by 2030 :- Heavy Fighters :- Su30MKI:- 13 squadrons Medium Weight Fighters :- Rafale:- 2 squadrons Mirage 2000:- 0.5 to 1 squadron <2 squadrons up for retirement> MIG 29:- 1 squadron <3 squadrons up for retirement> Jaguars:-3 squadrons <3 squadrons already retired> Tejas Mk2:- 1 squa...
by JayS
10 Jul 2020 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 29490

Re: HJT-36 Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer: News & Discussion - 24 April 2019

The name is on the image, written on it later, not on the cockpit panel, if thats what you are alluding to.
by JayS
08 Jul 2020 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742889

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

Wheever I read such fantastic news mynfirst reaction is "its fake", because of n number of such fake stories in the past. SHQ showed me this news a couple of days back and I told her its probably fake just based on the thing that Modi recommended him to DRDO or something like that. Last ye...
by JayS
01 Jun 2020 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

It's not hope but a need. Soon quite a few of even SU 30MKIs will reach 30 years. So replacing them will be expensive to spend on light fighters. So buying more Tejas will conserve funds for more expensive planes. The Su30MKI do not need any replacement anytime soon. All they need is a good upgrade...
by JayS
01 Jun 2020 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I'll just leave this here for reference https://twitter.com/realkaypius/status/1267139866900393984 For the Nth time, auto blade folding was NEVER incl, either in 1985 ALH specs or the latest NUH NSQRs. Of all heptrs Indian Navy ever held, only Seaking variants have auto blade folding. Kamovs & A...
by JayS
28 May 2020 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL OFFERS NEW SOLUTION FOR NAVAL ALH BLADE FOLDING.

https://kaypius.com/2020/05/28/hal-offe ... e-folding/

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by JayS
15 May 2020 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2246
Views: 335887

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Is there any video of the event where the CDS said this..???
by JayS
15 May 2020 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Well the formation of Sq 45 with 2 jets was also a less than ideal situation. IIRC even then the plan was to raise the Sq with 4 jets. Though since Sq 45 is already there to handhold the new Sq a bit initially, current situation is not all that dire. Plus they will be colocated with the Sq 45.
by JayS
15 May 2020 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Kartik, what we see in papers is just a tip of the iceberg. Smallest changes may need a lot of flight testing efforts still. I am sure the PM team of LCA would have 100s of items on the To Do list. I think the priority is to get the FOC version sorted completely, backport key changes to IOC like BVR...
by JayS
15 May 2020 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Plan was to form the Sq with 4 jets. 2 is too few I think. But may be Sq 45 could loan a couple of theirs if things need to be expedited. IAF will decide on this one I suppose.

Yesterday, 14th May, was 77th Birthday of Dr Kota Harinarayana, the Father of LCA. FYI.
by JayS
11 May 2020 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

Kartik there is a paper published on Typhoon's AAMK - https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.C034473 It has roll issue at high AoA predominantly. The wings stall at lower AoA. The LERX helps stabilize the LE vortices at high AoA and side slip. LCA does not have problem with wing AoA, it goes on till...
by JayS
27 Apr 2020 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 119860

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Please move the engine related discussion to Kaveri/Engines thread.
by JayS
25 Apr 2020 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281396

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

Difficult to say how much without specific configuration. For fighter it may and for civilian jets i may not. Also depends on Tail vs canard vs tailless config. But in general for fighters, FBW allows you to have relaxed static stability which allows you to trim, for same condition, at lower AoA an...
by JayS
25 Apr 2020 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 119860

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

To the best of my knowledge there will be no significant increase in the dry thrust of the EPE which itself is not funded right now. We had some discussion on this some time back. I remember to have seen one data point on EPE that GE managed to increase the TET with advancement in the cooling tech ...
by JayS
25 Apr 2020 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

India pays R&D for many OEMs, except Indian.
by JayS
21 Apr 2020 11:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837051

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What do you define as "herd immunity"? My understanding is that it is defined as a large enough pool of infected but recovered people, that the disease finds it difficult to find uninfected people to spread to. So if they are highly underestimating infection, that would be a good thing? T...
by JayS
21 Apr 2020 11:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837051

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Indian kits approved by ICMR. https://i.imgur.com/eLrTZFa.png You missed a few there. No 6 & 9. Also SD Bio had two kits in CDSCO list. Not sure if the Indian subsidiary created a kit in Desh independent of the parent entity or it was just a copy of the same kit submitted under slightly differe...
by JayS
20 Apr 2020 20:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7700
Views: 837051

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sweden on a sort of plateau with it's unorthodox response to Covid19 with no lockdown .... herd immunity hypothesis certainly holds good for the Swedes! https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/sweden-says-its-controversial-coronavirus-strategy-proving-effective How does Sweden's case implies herd...
by JayS
18 Apr 2020 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086840

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

We ended up with a 4 vs 24 situation Designing for 4 vs 24 is impractical IMO. LCA is a light fighter after all. We have other fighters too which can take much larger load out and longer CAP missions. We cannot rely only on CAP for stopping a large scale attack, we need to utilize ORP as well as th...

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