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by JayS
18 Mar 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 107
Views: 4748

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Really really sad to see Manohar Parrikar ji's soul departing untimely. I was praying, like countless other Indians, for his speedy recovery and had a faint hope that he may come back as RM post 2019 elections. Alas. India just lost a very upright and efficient Politician. I don't think I need to em...
by JayS
12 Mar 2019 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

News that DM has said we hit 3 targets? can anyone confirm? Ghafoor was trying to cover up Muzzaffarabad raid on tweeter and typing fast when the Balakot must have been hit. He did not inform us about Balakot strike.. In addition to Balakot, two targets near Muzzafarabad and Chakoti were hit. I thi...
by JayS
12 Mar 2019 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ Such things keep happening on daily basis. We hear about losses on our side, because we dont hide deaths of our Soldiers. When India counter attacks and Pakis die, but they simply suppress the matter and India doesn't have any reason to publicise it. So you wont hear about it. Don't even hope to...
by JayS
11 Mar 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

We have to be very careful we dont collapse Pakistan. They will just swarm into India. We just need it on a proper boil. The thought of these morons in India should frighten any of us. Started watching the third video and there is one phrase which keeps going through my head "WTF". :eek: ...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ Such things keep happening on daily basis. We hear about losses on our side, because we dont hide deaths of our Soldiers. When India counter attacks and Pakis die, but they simply suppress the matter and India doesn't have any reason to publicise it. So you wont hear about it. Don't even hope to ...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44958

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

JayS, What do you think of SAFRAN M 88 line set up in India? To power the 50 M2ks, 36 + Rafale and 123 Tejas. Ramana, M2Ks use M53. M53P20 already produces 98kN thrust. There is no need to change engine for it to M88. That itself will become another costly and unnecessary affair. 36 Rafales' engine...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44958

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

That rule is only applicable for Russian aircrafts where they scrap engines in entirety, Su30MKI has 6000hrs Airframe life with its engine having life of 2000hrs (but its likely that life of Al31FP will be increased, HAL is working on that). Western engines have for decades modular design philosoph...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

I want to ask those who are dhoti shivering here.. 1. What do you do in a case of dispute when there is situation in which youb have to choose to trust between your family members word and some random outsider's (let alone your enemy) word..? If you tend to suspect your family member, then I have no...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

With Abhi clearly disregarding ROE and restraint, and pulling off a Rajanikant-isk kick (ok he got shot so lets dial it down to Salman Khan-isk), has had the IAF probably scratching their heads on whether to reward him (and thus encourage further RoEs broken) or punish him (but he did shoot an F-16...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44958

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

Why dont they do Lic Prod of GE Engine or even do a TOT of GE Engines for Tejas in India may be at HAL. Looking at the numbers of Tejas across variants they would need more than 1000 plus engine during the entire life cycle ( if you catch the thumb rule of replacing 3 engine per aircraft in its ent...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44958

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

HAL presentation on SMFDs concept to be part of Tejas Mk1A @ Aero India '19 Good find. For me the key take aways are the sensor fusion and integrated image processing to reduce load on MC. It's not clear if interlacing of A2G and A2A is possible. Any word on MC itself? Are we going to see upgrades?...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

India-Pakistan dogfight: A minute-by-minute account of Abhinandan's air battle https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/india-pakistan-f16-mig21-dogfight-minute-by-minute-1472548-2019-03-07 9:52 AM : Indian Air Force's Netra surveillance drone and the Northern Air Command detect 10 F-16s taking off th...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

Nobody seems to have commented on whether the Garuds could've conducted a quick slash and dash into the crash site to recover the Wingco before he got mobbed by autograph seekers. I mean, a Rudra with miniguns on both side doors could've barged in to say a hello atleast. That kind of a rain of bull...
by JayS
07 Mar 2019 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117267

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Aditya_V wrote:Any Idea what is the Status of Astra production, we know the R-77 improvements are required, I think Astra in numbers will be very useful

Think read somewhere in twitter that first lot is getting ready to be handed over to IAF. But take it FWIW.
by JayS
07 Mar 2019 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117267

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

As per VK Thakur, NGARM is an air to air anti radiation missile while Rudra is an air to surface anti radiation missile. Any merit to this statement? Thakur, No, per DRDO a glimpse ebook NGARM is for A2G targets. It is likely Rudra M1. Rudra M2, M2A, M3 etc are NGARM missile variants (missile desig...
by JayS
07 Mar 2019 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117267

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^ Ballistic or hypersonic maneuvering..?
by JayS
06 Mar 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

Regarding the usage of F-16s and AMRAAMs, I think we fellas need to understand a few things. The proportion of F-16s sold for anti Taliban anti terror related purposes is less than 50%. The mainstay of the F-16s fleet has been there since Soviet Afghan times and I refuse to believe those a/c come u...
by JayS
06 Mar 2019 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

IAF confirms Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down Pakistan F-16 fighter jet https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/iaf-confirms-wing-commander-abhinandan-varthaman-shot-down-pakistan-f-16-fighter-jet-1471540-2019-03-06 This suggests that to credit a kill to a pilot there is some process of ...
by JayS
06 Mar 2019 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

In the heat of the chase and the adrenaline rush of shooting down your enemy's most coveted fighter, do you think the Wing Co. even realized that he had crossed the LC? Imagine you are flying at close to Mach 2.0 with just one sole purpose of firing the R73 up the enemy's Musharraf :D This is what ...
by JayS
06 Mar 2019 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 905
Views: 120519

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Thanks brar for the detailed respons. Great as usual. I didnt have ANG in my mind at all. Thats what I was wondering, something seemed amiss, hence my query.
by JayS
06 Mar 2019 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

Is there any comment by PAF? on the air battle? Even an offical word that JF17 shot down the Mig21? (and Su30 as claimed) Or R77 being fired by India and it's superior technology nullified it? Something like that. I have hardly seen any comments. Other than that PA news reader guy on tweeter. So mu...
by JayS
06 Mar 2019 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

Man.... we are winning battles but not perceptions. What kind of crap is that Press release ?? Air defence on full alert: Why no SAMs fired. Were the PAF engaged by air artillery. How many craft were detected and what types ? During combat, use of F-16 by PAF and multiple launches of AMRAAM were co...
by JayS
05 Mar 2019 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 34495

Re: Aero India 2019

Ohh Netra was there too..? It wasn't there on Thursday. So Netra and the MiG21 from the same Sq of WC Abhi attended AI2019. Someone tweeted that even WC Abhi was present there.
by JayS
05 Mar 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 812144

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Honeywell official doc for F125IN mentions its 9600lbf class engine = 42kN. Very much within HTFE's core's capability, with AB of coarse. Interestingly the doc mentions 2000hrs MTBO for F125IN engine compared to "current 500hrs" which means current Jag engines have 500hr MTBO. And it also ...
by JayS
05 Mar 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:
ranneel wrote:Flightradar24 tweet: Pakistan has again extended the general closure of its airspace for additional 24 hrs till 6th March 08:00 UTC.


What are they gaining from this?


Saving Jet fuel...? Reducing visibility of scale of their rattling..?
by JayS
05 Mar 2019 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2075
Views: 305055

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

ks_sachin wrote:We should have a rule against blanket assertions.
Summary ban..


+100. Blanket assertions show simple minded analysis (no offense meant to anyone). At least BRFites who are always ahead of the curve, are expected to be more nuanced in the analysis. Without that there is no point.
by JayS
05 Mar 2019 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 812144

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

JayS and Indranil, Can the HTFE replace the RR Adour? Yes. Read this article carefully. It's a synopsis of the propulsion presentations from the AeroIndia-2015 seminars. There are many nuggets. I don't want to copy-and-paste the whole article here because I think the author makes some money from bl...
by JayS
05 Mar 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

disha wrote:
Bakistan has a simple choice. Get off its anti-Hindu anti-India band wagon and shut down its terror factories.



You are basically asking Pakis to stop being Pakis. Its not a simple choice for them.
by JayS
04 Mar 2019 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4625
Views: 812144

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Jay, Please give us a dump on HTFE, HTSE and Manik that you found at AI19. Sorry saar, this times visit was very unfruitful for me. :| :| I don't have much on this. Only that HAL has validated the core of HTFE to a satisfactory level and are moving ahead with full engine system with LP system desig...
by JayS
04 Mar 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 13745

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

Jay, And that is why I find the flap “odd”. If it were to be hinged at the TE, it could have acted as a slat at TO, and as a vortex flap at landing. In this arrangement, they have completely foregone the first use. There must be a good reason. I just want to know why. Wing is extended now. Equation...
by JayS
03 Mar 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 28396

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

So, this wing shielding you are all are talking about for noise reduction or RCS? confused. krupaya explain Wing shielding as I understand is mainly to do with flow alignment ahead of the inlet at high AoA, which reduced effective AoA for the inlet and thereby have better intake performance with re...
by JayS
03 Mar 2019 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 13745

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

Sorry if its getting repeated.. LCA NP5 in making at HAL. Source: DFI. https://defenceforumindia.com/forum/attachments/screenshot_2019-01-08_20-28-44-jpg.30846 As far as i understand, NP5 is LCA Navy mk2 / NLCA MK2 !! @Rakesh,JayS,IR can confirm. Saw the video. But it doesn't say its NP5. Just like...
by JayS
03 Mar 2019 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 13745

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

new NLCA MK2 has Vortex flaps. :wink: I am surprised to see no one has pointed it our so far. I did not not point it out because the LEVCons are used currently in the same manner. But, there is something wrong in that diagram or that flap is really oddly shaped. Are they going to have a flap which ...
by JayS
03 Mar 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 905
Views: 120519

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1102019393528184838?s=19 Brar, would like your comment on this. The Def Secy and USAF both seems to have accepted in no uncertain terms that buying of F15X is something that DoD has imposed on USAF and was not their first choice. LM could have provided 72 F35A t...
by JayS
02 Mar 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1362
Views: 167761

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

If the picture is taken at face value, it looks like Pakis might have sent their junk Mirages in large number from the south side of the map, A group of F16 on CAP also turned to merge with them, giving an impression they might enter Indian Airspace from there, and trying to lure Indian CAP fighters...
by JayS
02 Mar 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A_Gupta wrote:
JayS wrote:Stop watching and reading fake news channels. If enough people do it, automatically they will shut down.


That was the Indian Express. Dunno if you can get enough people to stop reading it to put it out of business.


At least you can do it and have a peaceful life no??
by JayS
02 Mar 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

So it is confirmed that the Pakistani F-16 pilot who landed alive was beaten to death (!! :eek: ) by civilians that met up with him. I dont think it can be a case of mistaken identity- the pilot suit usually carries a patch of the PAkistan flag on the left shoulder. It must have been deliberate- wh...
by JayS
02 Mar 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3527
Views: 347605

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looks like Misinformation ... 2 obvious fakery. Every one, their father and their fathers father agrees that IAF CROSSED the LOC. I hate these so called *sources* .. all of them faking. BUT why? IF you don't know keep quite or is the paper deliberately *manufacturing* sources to crate fake points t...
by JayS
02 Mar 2019 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 28396

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

Zynda, your findings will be great to learn from. By the way, I was wrong in my initial thoughts about the new intake design on MWF. I thought that the new cant was to improve area curve, decrease RCS and increase ram effect at high AoA (given that the shielding by the wing is absent on the MWF). I...
by JayS
02 Mar 2019 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 28396

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

I still follow him and RT/like tweets based on content. Ignore if its indigestible. Only that I do not engage in any discussions. If the gent wants to be left alone, so be it.

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