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by JayS
03 Aug 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353219

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Perhaps our MoD thinks DefExpos and Airshows are same as Russian Circus which goes around in all towns.
by JayS
03 Aug 2018 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 110833

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

After watching this new video, dil garden garden ho gaya. Had IN kept its focus we would have seen LCA taking off from AC by now. They wasted one year.
by JayS
03 Aug 2018 09:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278371

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I am surprized to see such reactions on RBI rate hike here. The die was casted a few months back already. They are merely acting on the script. Two hikes were expected. Domestic inflation is not the only factor. We have had some discussion on this a few pages back. US fed rate hike is pushing all em...
by JayS
31 Jul 2018 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 714037

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

GTRE has issued a tender for 'Expression of Interest for Altitude Tests of Kaveri Engine and its Derivative', bid opening on 1st Aug 18 Dimensions & details of Engine as per EOI document Inlet Dia : 749mm Max Dia : 940mm Length : 3900mm LP Comp - Three stage HP Comp - Six stage HP Turbine - sin...
by JayS
31 Jul 2018 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3214
Views: 281439

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

GOI finally approved Strategic Partner Model. Took quite a while after MP's exit. Glad its done though. The acquisition of 111 utility twin-engine helicopters worth Rs 21,000 crore for the Indian Navy would be the launch program for SP model.

Google for news.
by JayS
25 Jul 2018 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4501
Views: 317198

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Some interesting updates during Farnborough Air Show as far as Civil sector is concerned. - Boeing has postponed announcement of its NMA (aka B797) program by 6-18 months. This is biggest disappointment as entire industry has been hoping for this. Thought the question is not if but when. - Airbus A3...
by JayS
24 Jul 2018 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 110833

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Xposting It’s alive! Naval LCA flew its first sortie today with tailhook. #Goa https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1021421222851203073?s=19 Its back with a bang. What a beauty. Hope it will not be forced to be a hanger queen anymore. Can't wait for it to start doing testing in Goa again and ...
by JayS
29 Jun 2018 15:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278371

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

IMHO, the definition of poverty as propagated by the UN body is not entirely applicable to India. Take for example, India has a large number of Tribal people who lead their life in a certain way. they don't need to earn much money because they still work on barter system and are quite self sufficie...
by JayS
28 Jun 2018 20:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4501
Views: 317198

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... er-448642/

Some good numbers on time taken for various major and minor civil airliner programs by various OEM.
by JayS
28 Jun 2018 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

BTW, CEMILAC OKs only the technical part. The actual flight part of the refueling comes under the ops people, either ADA or the forces. What does that mean exactly..? What do you mean by technical work here exactly..? ADA and NFTC among them do all the certification work including engineering desig...
by JayS
26 Jun 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Jays, so it means that each tanker and receiver pair must be individually certified for usage?? That would mean a lot of work for NATO forces since the refuellers and receivers are from different countries so how would they certify on all the refuellers in NATO?? Just wanted to clarify on this, sor...
by JayS
25 Jun 2018 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I have a question regarding this, once the wake of the tanker is validated for tejas, is this specific to the tanker model i.e IL-76 or would work for any ? if there's a change involved for a different model, how time consuming would that be ? I am 99% sure there must be separate certification for ...
by JayS
23 Jun 2018 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

lots of updates IAF, HAL end impasse over Tejas trainers Nice article. Lot of good indicarions. Heartening to see willingness to compromise for greater good from all parties. Good to know theybare already doing AAR resting with Su30. There was a wake impact simulation snippet shown in Ai17 for LCA ...
by JayS
23 Jun 2018 00:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278371

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

In this ref, India's foreign Trade for April –March 2017-18 http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=178671 Oh wow. That is a great source. The growth in services exports to $175 billion is pleasantly unexpected. I haven't tracked that number in a while, and the last time I looked, it was ...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 17:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278371

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Supratik wrote:I am still looking for news source but it seems Indian trade (goods plus services) over the last 12 months has crossed the $1 trillion mark. Don't know if it is a first.

In this ref, India's foreign Trade for April –March 2017-18
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=178671
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 15:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278371

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Very heartening to read that the big fishes also need to payback now a day at least to some extent compared to them literally owning the system previously.
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Do we know what is the holdup for Tejas in-flight refueling test. Where is hold up..?? It all looks like going as per plan to me. They are churning our almost 2 test flights per day. But if you only mean by wet contact and actual fuel transfer, they have to do a lot of tests and dry runs before tha...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

prat.patel wrote:Do we know how many flight hours in these 4000 sorties?


If you ask nicely I think LCA FB page admin might tell you the number. My guestimate is it should be somewhere in 2700-3000Hrs.
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 771725

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Well with most of the technology in place as a result of the nag program. It was always a question mark for me, as to why we were looking at imported weapon rather than developing in house solution. I am happy with the test. It is 7 or 8 year behind time. But as they say. Better late than never. Wh...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 771725

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

All pictures and line diagrams of SFDR show it has a nozzle which expands the combustion gases. That's the only way you get thrust. Can't beat physics. However what DRDO means is there is no thrust vectoring nozzle but is a fixed nozzle acts like a venturi to expand the combustion gases. Even Sivak...
by JayS
22 Jun 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The IAF Sq are not involved in certification. They are doing their own work related to user exploitation trials for operationalizing LCA. National Test Flight Centre does the flying work.

The LCA commitee decides what should be the milestones for FOC. CEMILAC gives FOC.
by JayS
21 Jun 2018 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 714037

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Rakesh and Prasanna, This is like getting the foreign expert to come and bless the project. Was GTRE so lacking in confidence they needed this? Rhetoric question..? Because we Indians have habit of trusting outsiders more than our own brethren. Anything said by our guys can be simply dismissed. Its...
by JayS
20 Jun 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 501433

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

It's clear you're talking about something completely unrelated. 'Insecure' is so far off from the subject discussed that it isn't even funny. If the subject being discussed is Indian govt passing regulations to make NAVIC licensing mandatory, then I think I am on topic about the insecurity being pr...
by JayS
20 Jun 2018 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3214
Views: 281439

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

jaysimha wrote:
Karan M wrote:Standing Commitee on Defence Report 2018-19, March 2018

we will be highly obliged to have the link..

Just copy paste that string in google.
by JayS
19 Jun 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2766
Views: 501433

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

the Navic has about 7 to 8 sats, how many satellites do you need to get a similar accuracy on a global scale ? .. the Navic seems to offer much higher accuracy than GPS or GLONASS for the subcontinent. All the existing systems use 24-27 sats as of now to cover the globe (may this is some kind of op...
by JayS
18 Jun 2018 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

to really chase off chinese heavies ( transports, ELINT, tankers, AWACS) from their orbits over tibet, we need a solid fuel hypersonic missile of 1000km range so launch platforms can climb safely on our side to 50,000 feet before releasing them on their long climb to 200,000feet and back down. but ...
by JayS
18 Jun 2018 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400599

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

x post from the Navy thread For LCA Navy, we went with a two seater design with the rear cockpit used for avionics & possibly additional fuel. The same design element was used for MiG-29K and possibly carried forward in MiG-35 that takes MiG-29K developments (paid by India) to land based fighte...
by JayS
14 Jun 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 771725

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Austin wrote:IF I am not wrong Spyder has both Python-5 and Derby system , Hopefylly we can have Astra in similar configuration for SHORAD role


SPYDER name ks derivative of PYthon and DERby.
by JayS
14 Jun 2018 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242453

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

There is no point in comparing F35 and PAKFA head on as standalone fighter. Both are designed using completely different doctrine, are of different weight class and work best in their native environment. Given the only thing that is common between the two is that they are both 5th Gen aircrafts, IAF...
by JayS
14 Jun 2018 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 771725

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:I think this is old news. AFAIK this proposal went nowhere.

Wasn't this for QRSAM..? But since DRDO is developing one they gave up on the import..?
by JayS
14 Jun 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242453

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

MoD/IAF had invested USD 250 million on it with zero outcome. It was more than happy to invest more provided there was joint development. The PAKFA is Emperor's new clothes. Utterly naked behind brochures and photos. Unless IAF is given access to development data and user testing, it is a horribly ...
by JayS
14 Jun 2018 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242453

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^ Utter Bullshit. Its completely Russia's fault that they failed hopelessly in inciting any confidence in IAF's mind that PAKFA can be what they want it to be. Even the ultra corrupt UPA didnt dare finalize the deal and that says something about Russia's inability to convince India worth of money t...
by JayS
13 Jun 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1896
Views: 326857

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

The MiG-25s are now retired. https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1006138286417428481 ---> An Indian Air Force MiG-25 showing off it's mighty Tumansky R-15B-300 Afterburning Turbojets. These powerful engines allowed these Foxbats to touch speeds of Mach 3+ however it would result in permanent...
by JayS
13 Jun 2018 11:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278371

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Suraj wrote:The livemint article is excellent news indeed .


Indeed. The squeaking and squealing of this kind feels like Music to my ear. Mera Bharat Badal Raha hai. :mrgreen:
by JayS
13 Jun 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 128619

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

let's forget the f414EPE, the engine we can be relatively sure of getting is the f414 (58/98). what is the MTOW this can support without making the a/c a flying pig ? can we have an estimate of that ? the Mk1 is MTOW:13.5t, powered by F404(54/90) if Mk2 becomes something like the M2000, MTOW:17t, p...
by JayS
12 Jun 2018 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 714037

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Germans lack the hot tech in jet engines neither theybhave much money or programs where they can cover the ground. so its a good barter deal for them both.
by JayS
11 Jun 2018 12:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278371

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

yes I too do not understand the logic of a rate hike at this point when we are trying to put together a string of high growth years... Saar in very simplistic terms, increase in real GDP should increase Interest rates and vice-versa. Since we have higher nominal GDP plus higher inflation this quart...
by JayS
08 Jun 2018 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534046

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Smerch rockets from Russia hit targets during Pokhran trial From the link Last year, the missile missed the target and fell in residential hamlet, so necessary modification were made and lacking were rectified in the missile Any idea what the problem was? Was it in the missile itself or the targett...
by JayS
08 Jun 2018 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2713
Views: 272305

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

Jay, for once I have to agree with Austin. Unless we buy out the entire design and associated infra e.g. China with Lavi becoming the J-10, we won't get anywhere with a handful of guys who will lack the supporting ecosystem they enjoyed back in the USSR. They simply can't work miracles. To stay on ...
by JayS
07 Jun 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2713
Views: 272305

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

Even hiring a handful of scientists for 2-3 yrs could have shown huge upswing in some key programs like LCA, IGMDP, Kaveri. financial crisis cant be an excuse. Hiring 2 , 10 or 20 scientist won’t change any thing as we lacked infra and other facilities , try hiring 20 American scientist at their co...

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