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by JayS
26 Mar 2021 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4026
Views: 854952

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

That must be the ejector pylon. Astra Mk1 BVRAAM between the intakes of a Su-30MKI https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/v/t51.2885-15/e35/s1080x1080/157157345_446834113413147_8944475032378022079_n.jpg?tp=1&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com&_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=KOImhNkzGrYAX9UUI3...
by JayS
03 Feb 2021 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 198347

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Even the Composite parts are riveted. Technology is not the limit when it comes to reducing rivets below a certain level. We can make co-cured wing and probably even cure the metallic parts. They don't want to do that as they cannot inspect the wing later for cracks (from structural pov) and leakag...
by JayS
03 Feb 2021 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 198347

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Would anybody know if the composites and the metal surface are co-cured together or the metal surface is riveted afterwards? They should figure out a way to combine the composite and metallic surface, so as to reduce the amount of rivets, specially on wings. Even the Composite parts are riveted. Te...
by JayS
03 Feb 2021 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4026
Views: 854952

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/Nambitiger1/status/1356630848162975745?s=20 ---> The Su-30 nose wheel looks bigger than the LCA main wheel!

The difference in sizes of the Aircrafts aside, the Russian Landing Gears have always been on the heavier side compared to the Western counterparts for example.
by JayS
03 Feb 2021 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 577
Views: 153360

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

.... Thanks Sooraj for these pics! Please put some watermark somewhere. These pics will be lifted and used liberally without any credits to you otherwise. These all pics are posted by Vayu. Wait!! Escort Jamming ? :eek: Is my wet dream coming true? :D :twisted: Its inevitable. :D Hopefully the IAF ...
by JayS
03 Feb 2021 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1105
Views: 355840

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

Tejas mk2 model shows Astra mk1 aam on outer wing station on right side and asraam aam on left outer wing station apart from both wingtip stations. JayS wish for Astra aam on outer wing station has come true. Thanks for pointing out saar. I had totally missed it. Good this thing is clarified now. T...
by JayS
26 Jan 2021 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 577
Views: 153360

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Well, there are a lot of ifs and buts involved in all the options the IAF has now, be it MRFA, AMCA or ORCA. MRFA is simply too costly with a price tag of 25-30B and god knows when the deal will be finalised. It would be at least 3yrs after the deal for the deliveries to start and at least 5yrs for ...
by JayS
25 Jan 2021 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 577
Views: 153360

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

+1 on the ORCA for IAF. ADA must propose this to the IAF now itself as an alternative to MRFA. At 26T with 200kN thrust, its gonna be a hotrod like the MiG29 but with better range and combat capabilities. It could have significantly higher MTOW for land version from the airstrips for additional payl...
by JayS
25 Jan 2021 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 198347

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

^^ The total cost of Rs 48,000 crore includes design and development cost of Rs 2,500 crore to be given to Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and around Rs 2,250 crore set aside for variations in foreign currency exchange rate. I must have missed this. Which source mentions this? I only remember...
by JayS
25 Jan 2021 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 198347

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

^^^ Don’t forget to add costs associated with designs and integration activities from ADA, Elta and HAL. Verification through test rigs and flight tests. On the production side of things, alterations to various assembly jigs. And so on. Subsequent orders would come out cheaper usually. The cost of ...
by JayS
14 Jan 2021 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 198347

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Pretty good ground firing. Do we know the Y-axis for the Gs? 0, 50, 100? The reason is there was a design spectrum shared long ago. So want to estimate how much margin they have? For this trial have they released the target picture? Last time there were different diameter circles for the right and ...
by JayS
13 Jan 2021 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 727
Views: 198347

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

A very subdued reaction here. I thought all lungies would be deployed, evil yindoo crackers would have made air black and Admiral would be ready with 6560kg mithai already.
by JayS
28 Nov 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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

There is a mention of a lesson that ADA got from BAE for testing of the Quad FBW in the book The Tejas Story. ADA was struggling when BAE told them they never test conditions like 3 channels out of 4 gone, because if the airceaft is damaged to that extent then you are anyway gonna bail out, so why w...
by JayS
12 Nov 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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

Mort, if you are referring to the 21 MiG-29s and 12 Su-30s that have been ordered, they are expected to arrive only by 2023. If the balloon goes up tomorrow and war ends in a week or two, what are 21 MiG-29s and 12 Su-30s going to do? So then what is the point for emergency decision making? It seem...
by JayS
12 Nov 2020 00:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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

I visit this thread after like a month and we are still stuck at that ICY thinggy. Seriously..?? Phew.!! I'll give you gentlemen two words - "Configuration Management". Now I hope we can put an end to the bizarre theory on how ICY is holding orders for Mk1A to rest.
by JayS
15 Oct 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3723
Views: 819722

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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: 4335
Views: 1291868

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: 2419
Views: 400126

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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: 3843
Views: 791702

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: 3843
Views: 791702

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385687

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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: 73
Views: 69337

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385687

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385687

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385687

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385687

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1385687

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: 120
Views: 46085

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: 4509
Views: 863525

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1234121

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...

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