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by JayS
26 Apr 2018 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1724
Views: 276648

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

i wonder if we should attempt out own Pakdaski in parallel with the AMCA . a large wet wing will give good fuel tanks and lift....upturny wingletski for additional lift .... 2 large AL51 engines or 4 smaller ones .... such a platform might offer more penetration options than a purely standoff bomb ...
by JayS
26 Apr 2018 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

IAF pushes for faster production of Tejas after Gagan Shakti-2018 https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/iaf-pushes-for-faster-production-of-tejas-after-gagan-shakti-2018/articleshow/63905916.cms The Indian Air Force’s pan-India exercise Gagan Shakti-2018, for practising war-time drills witnessed...
by JayS
26 Apr 2018 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

Shiv posted a link once which said Gripen can do max 3 or 4 sorties and max flight time of some 4.5hr or so in a day. Numbers are hazy in my mind but are in ballpark. Similar limits exist for other aircrafts too. No one should have any doubt in their minds that LCA is a world class and perhaps even ...
by JayS
25 Apr 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3329
Views: 376216

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

JayS, is there a public source of how many ALH engines are being overhauled at the OEM every year? I couldn't find the data point in HAL annual report. tsarkar, you are probably right on Dhruv being past any threat of sanctions. But HAL should have planned engine MRO facilities at the same time as ...
by JayS
25 Apr 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1724
Views: 276648

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

The report says - IAF took nine months to prepare for GaganShakti-2018. Its like a War Like scenario Is this time justified or situation will differ when actual war scenario arise ? Real war almost never comes out of blue. There are always adequate warnings months preceding actual war break out. Th...
by JayS
25 Apr 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

Article says 1100 aircrafts of all sorts undertook 11000 sorties in two days. That's 5.5 sorties per aircraft per day on an avg. No wonder even Chinese media was praising IAF. I saw on Twitter, someone pointed out, some Chini article saying Only USAF and IAF can produce such high sortie rate curren...
by JayS
25 Apr 2018 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3329
Views: 376216

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:Deejay Sir, JayS is privy to information which is not public. Perhaps, you should both take it to private channels.


Don't worry, that's done already. :D I was not going to put up any info here which is not in public domain already, to my knowledge.
by JayS
25 Apr 2018 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

Indian-made Tejas proves its mettle in IAF's biggest combat exercise Posting relevant quotes only - the article has a lot more detail on the exercise (will xpost on IAF thread as well). Tejas LCA undertook 6 sorties a day . Each mission, lasting for 45 minutes on the lower side to one and half hour...
by JayS
25 Apr 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

http://idrw.org/LCA-Tejas-has-capability-to-engage-hostile-fighter-jets-iaf/ “We have done trials and validation of operational efficiency of LCA Tejas. We were able to generate six sorties per platform per day . In this exercise, we had deployed eight platforms,” said an IAF official who was assoc...
by JayS
24 Apr 2018 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3329
Views: 376216

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

@tsarkar Those are Aircraft MRO hubs and do not include engines. The Engine MRO hub will be operational in Goa only by 2020. You only have to estimate how many Dhruv/Rudras, LUH and LCH will be operational by then to see the scale of the problem. And why would helicopters inducted a few years earli...
by JayS
24 Apr 2018 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

ramana wrote:Katare, Always context...
AS is Ajai Shukla


Shuk-law ji is not Photo Journalist. :wink:
by JayS
24 Apr 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

If FOC is happening second half of 2018, with structural changes from IOC like IFR plumbing, it is but natural production drawings will require time to be made. Pray, how come it becomes anyone's fault, whether ADA, HAL or IAF? Can a 15 year old child overnight take up a corporate job? Can members ...
by JayS
24 Apr 2018 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Cain Marko wrote:^no way. Say what you will, the bird is pure eye candy...


You stole words from my mouth. Was going to say the exact same thing.
by JayS
24 Apr 2018 11:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3990
Views: 163701

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Yeah. Whatever is said, is highly unlikely to come into being. If govts get arbitrary power to lock down all transaction, it would simply make people lose trust in financial system and it would simply create bigger chaos than the one its trying to avoid as per the article.
by JayS
24 Apr 2018 11:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 648
Views: 70156

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Jay, How can a govt fund a private company? It would be illegal, funds come from equity or debt there is no other source for them. Many time govt forms a company on the paper and transfers it to the private sector for running because it is faster and more efficient. This does not mean public money ...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^ Which F in FGFA stands for Future exactly, Philip sahab..?
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 19:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4345
Views: 291068

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Singha wrote:turboprop powered a.c even the smaller ones seem to have a decent engine safety record ... perhaps engines are more old school and not trying so hard to be next gen kitties


Do you have any data to compare..? like failures per flight hour or per passenger km or any such matrix..?
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions
Replies: 97
Views: 8625

Re: MoD:Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions

Nitin Gokhale interviews Lt. Gen. Nimbhorkar the Master General of Ordnance and clears up a lot of FUD about ammo supply etc. and fast track of procurements due to MoD Procurement reforms and setting up base repair stations for the helicopters. http://bharatshakti.in/dont-panic-the-army-is-not-as-b...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 17:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 648
Views: 70156

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

chetak wrote:
In massaland even the Fedral reserve, equivalent to our RBI, is ia private entity


@JayS,

Is the head of the Fed appointed "privately"?? or otherwise?? Do tell.



Was that meant for katare..? He made the statement.
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Saar, why saar? Why are you tempting a flame war, blue on blue. :D Its a very genuine question requesting a factual answer. If PAKFA is the next best thing to pasteurized milk, why isn't Sukhoi/ROE proposing it in response to both IAF & IN RFPs? A good decision has been taken not to spend India...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

There are other moving surfaces as well. Slats, elevators, flaps. All of them should then be bad for Stealth, no..? Ofcourse they reflect. Depending on their size, amount of energy and the angle they are exposed to will drive the reflection. However the canard in question of J20 is massive,in horiz...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 15:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

If you have a notion in your mind that "canards are bad for stealth", you can simply delete this from your mind. I don't claim to know about building stealth jets, however are you saying a large moving surface will not have EM returns at specific angles? There are other moving surfaces as...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598306

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Are they fighting Warsaw pact forces? 3000 Nags. 100,000 APFDS. Isn't our AGTM/MANPAD requirement runs into >10000..? Numbers from SPIKE deal are 8000 or so IIRC. We are going to have a very large weaponized helicopter force in coming decades. That itself will need a lot of missiles. NAG and the de...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

I heard that one Tejas in the recent exercise took 23 seconds to take off rather than 21. I hope this is not a worrying thing given that 21 or less should be the norm according to my late cousin with whom I spoke a few days ago. Also why did they use only 4 out of 5 Tejas. This is very worrying to ...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 10:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 648
Views: 70156

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

On what basis GSTN ownership was given to ICICI et al if they havent put a single paisa in the company..? Shouldnt the company be developing and paying for the SW dev if its a pvt company..? I don’t think govt is anymore trustworthy than the private sector. It is (GSTN ownership in private hands) a...
by JayS
23 Apr 2018 10:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4345
Views: 291068

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The inner window panels are like dummy panels, i.e. they are not the one which take the structural load. IIRC the Boeing aircrafts have 3 layered windows and the innermost, the one which fell down in this case is like a dust cover really to safeguard main windows from inside (and also removable from...
by JayS
22 Apr 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

nam wrote:Not sure how j20 will be stealthly with it's massive canards.

If chinese canards doesn't effect stealth, why there isn't one on j31


If you have a notion in your mind that "canards are bad for stealth", you can simply delete this from your mind.
by JayS
22 Apr 2018 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I don't understand this culture of disapproving Chinese hardware. The confidence level is extraordinary. The J-20 went into production in 2017. The GoI approached Russia in Oct 2017 to express its withdrawal from the FGFA program after 11 years. Coincidence? Sorry but there are no such coincidences...
by JayS
22 Apr 2018 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 648
Views: 70156

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

On what basis GSTN ownership was given to ICICI et al if they havent put a single paisa in the company..? Shouldnt the company be developing and paying for the SW dev if its a pvt company..?
by JayS
21 Apr 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198805

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

nhair, Stealth is a mode. If it flies in heavily scanned areas of the sky, off course it will increase its observability. The near surface part and the high altitude areas of the sky is not as thoroughly scanned as the middle part. Scanning 24x7 costs money and the enemy nation can detect which par...
by JayS
21 Apr 2018 10:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4345
Views: 291068

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^AFAIK, current nacelle (including cowling I think) & Thrust reverser systems are supplied by separate OEM and are not from Aircraft OEM. Current commercial aviation nacelle systems are dominated by UTC Aerospace (Formerly Goodrich Aerospace Systems) & Safran Nacelles (formerly known as Ai...
by JayS
21 Apr 2018 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 669244

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Regarding water injection incidentally Kaveri blades were modified to be liquid cooled with a channel in it when I saw it in one of the exhibitions. Are you sure about " water cooled blades". Was it turbone or compressor blades..? Cooling turbine blades using water from inside is not a go...
by JayS
20 Apr 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 669244

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Some interesting History https://www.icast.org.in/news/2005/oct05/oct04db.html While Air Vice Marshal Roy Chowdury, the founder director, initiated the project as an engine technology startup, Arun Prasad developed test facilities. Dr R Krishnan concentrated on materials and metallurgical support, b...
by JayS
20 Apr 2018 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1155
Views: 153693

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Should have done already! Big harassment for people who move from one state to another especially in IT. Also big headache to get NOC, payment of other states' taxes etc. Its been pending for many years. Transport unions also oppose this as it would reduce their freedom to do whatever they want to ...
by JayS
20 Apr 2018 18:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4345
Views: 291068

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Looking at the pictures above (B737), though the events started by FBO, the fan containment case itself is not the culprit, its the Nacelle which fails to contain the damage. This is typically Aircraft OEM's component rather than the Engine OEM. Interestingly FAA was working on issuing AD to enforce...
by JayS
20 Apr 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 669244

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Why do we need antifreeze for Indian operations requiemnts. I would imagine that heat generated by gas turbine would be sufficient to turn ice into water for injection into the engine. Besides do we know for certain that Kaveri will be using water injection for extra thrust? Its just an idea that i...
by JayS
20 Apr 2018 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

I missed exact natire of this first time I read, i thought its the same system that ADA was talking for normal AF LCA or NLCA.. Relised only while reading actual interview. It must be an extension of the auto take off of NLCA. The takeoff from terra firma is going to be easier. The landing part wil...
by JayS
19 Apr 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

8,We have received the approval to prove unmanned technologies like auto take-off and landing on LCA for future uses. the unmanned version will sport flush air data system technology for stealth features. the design of the front also will be modified. the project will begin immediately after the fo...
by JayS
19 Apr 2018 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1132
Views: 180783

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

At Defexpo Aeromag was hanging out show daily, the day 1 issue has an interview of Dr. Giridh Director of ADA with title 'LCA Tejas to be fully operational with AAR soon' which has a lot of info and updates, will list out some of them 1, currently focusing on increasing the flying rate of MkI to 60...

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