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by Raman
18 Sep 2020 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045785

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Begging your pardon but this is quite a naive and moronic way of thinking. I have not insulted your person so I'd appreciate if you stay away from the ad hominem attacks. The size of the domestic market being low for an 'exotic' component are the same 'critical' components that are high value and r...
by Raman
30 Aug 2020 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045785

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

If a part is designed using imported software, built using imported materials and imported machinery and imported manufacturing software, then how indigenous is it really? It is a step up from simply importing the part, but a long long way from true indigenization. In my opinion, we are getting stu...
by Raman
25 Jul 2020 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280122

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rest assured that we will wait until the production rates decrease to a trickle before placing an emergency order - maximizing acquisition costs with minimal future planning is the Indian way.
by Raman
24 Jul 2020 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 205983

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

That IL-76 appears to have the PS-90A76 engines rather than the D30KP that our air force planes do.
by Raman
27 May 2020 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083648

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

Rakesh wrote:... lived up to the IAF's motto of Tejas Tejasvi Namaham (Touch the Sky with Glory).


Small correction:
- Tejas Tejasvi Namaham - I am the glory of the glorious. TACDE
- Nabhah Sparsham Deeptam - Touch the sky with glory. IAF
by Raman
19 May 2020 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083648

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

IR - wonderful article!

One small typo - HUMS stands for Health and Usage Monitoring System.

(Forum ate my previous reply(?!))
by Raman
19 May 2020 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334749

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

indranil - that's a fantastic article - well done!

One minor typo: HUMS stands for "Health and Usage Monitoring System" rather than "Health Up Monitoring System"
by Raman
08 Apr 2020 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083648

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

I hope that someone will eventually write the definitive bible on Tejas development - all the trials & tribulations, design, development, testing & induction, replete with gorgeous pictures, tech details and in-depth interviews with designers, test pilots, etc. Maybe we can incept the idea i...
by Raman
03 Feb 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1140457

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Apologies if this was posted earlier. On RSTV 23rd Jan 2020.

by Raman
01 Feb 2020 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019371

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Components were taken from individual labs, but the entire ATV program was run under PMO, not DRDO. Admiral Bhasin's boss was the Prime Minister, and not DRDO Chief or IN Chief. Per the interview you linked to at https://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories469.htm Adm Bhasin: I was commissioned on 1st ...
by Raman
10 Oct 2019 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689672

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

I quite like the gray.

I often wish IAF still painted sqn badges - those were so damn cool and would look great on Tejas, Rafale and Su-30MKI
by Raman
28 May 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045404

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Air data probe - pitot with a slip indicator. The steel cables are only for mounting/stabilization.
by Raman
11 Mar 2019 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083648

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

I think it is just different paint colors and not a chine. There's no chance of a change in the outer mold line between Mk1 and Mk1A.
by Raman
23 Jan 2019 04:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 320810

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Watched Uri last weekend. First class! For once, the depiction of small arms handling and tactics was really excellent. E.g., throw a grenade into a room, enter and each tango gets a double tap even if he looked dead. Also how the teams move and cover each other. There was resounding cheers of "...
by Raman
19 Jan 2019 02:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 378721

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Is there a tactical reason for the last person to hang upside down?
by Raman
12 Oct 2018 20:21
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2857
Views: 499082

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

anupmisra wrote:The PEDO chief executive Syed Zain Ullah Shah described the development as a “routine matter”


Man who comes up with these acronyms: PISS, RANDI and now PEDO??
by Raman
18 Aug 2018 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 739148

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

Ok Here is a Su-30 Cutaway sketch. https://conceptbunny.com/sukhoi-su-30/ So which parts can be made out of composites to cut down the weight? Goal should be 2.0 tonnes with 3 tonnes as stretch goal. Print it out on 11x17 paper and color them with the different parts for the composites. Think of gr...
by Raman
19 Jun 2018 22:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015651

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

It's not clear from that paragraph if there truly is going to be a Tejas design without a pilot, or if the airplane will be used to create unmanned flight capabilities. It makes a lot of sense to develop these capabilities with a pilot still available to train or take over from the software. It will...
by Raman
19 Jun 2018 18:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015651

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

Tejas – Inching Closer to FOC http://www.aeromag.in/Magazines/6868929262.pdf Interview with Dr Girish Deodhar includes this fascinating nugget 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 Ai...
by Raman
17 May 2018 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 3164
Views: 556485

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

https://image.ibb.co/mTEzjS/Untitled.jpg Theresa May is mocked by Russian Embassy with 'Three Billboards Outside Salisbury, Wiltshire' tweet over Skripal nerve agent attack Seems like a Photoshop job to me. It's a photoshop that spoofs the movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"...
by Raman
04 Apr 2018 14:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258917

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

If I understand what indranil is saying, the canards will be driven by actuators but used only to manage the vortices over the wing rather than for pitch control. I would expect the latter to require radical changes to the flight control software.
by Raman
08 Mar 2018 07:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258917

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

Is the canard configuration confirmed? If so, placement of the canards will also affect the area ruling of the canopy and spine. The canopy shape will likely have to be different than indicated in that cfd study.
by Raman
08 Mar 2018 03:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 258917

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

Why Mk2 needs a bigger/taller vertical tail stabilizer? Because of increased length and weight or something to do with aerodynamics/drag/stability? Because of its high AoA and longer length . Tail should be high enough to provide sufficient area for yaw control in spite of turbulent delta wing down...
by Raman
02 Mar 2018 21:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 328857

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

SS, JEM - right you are, Sirs.

The revised list is:
- gubo [US]
- goubough [UK]
- geaubeaux [FRA]
- qu po [CHN]
- al-gubo [KSA]
by Raman
02 Mar 2018 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2862
Views: 328857

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

As usual, one of their 3.5 will come over and ensure the IMF provides a bail out. (Or else a failed state with nuclear weapons onleee!) Depending on who it is, the Pakis will do one of, or a combination of: - gubo - goubough - geaubeaux - qu bo The pakis will happily take the money and build more nu...
by Raman
28 Feb 2018 03:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3909
Views: 1015651

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

The mesh was probably added as a safety measure just for the test since there were likely additional test equipment and personnel milling around the airplane. It probably won't be necessary when the procedure is operationalized.
by Raman
26 Jan 2018 06:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 676021

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I appreciate the effort that tarmak/Anantha Krishnan has taken in making this interview available to us. Unfortunately, I think it was a wasted opportunity. :-( Rather than talking about their mothers, favorite sports, who makes the most jokes, etc I wish the discussion had focussed on: - what is in...
by Raman
14 Jan 2018 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045404

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Just 600lb for three operators and their equipment? These guys carry easily lug around 75 to 100lb each in addition to their regular weight, which I'm guessing is going to be about 200lb each.

If the limit is 600lb they would have to limit to two or even just one in extreme cases.
by Raman
10 Jan 2018 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 676021

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

1. When I want to smooth out the join between two orthogonal surfaces, I want to go with a concave join. On the LCA it is near convex. 2. Why is the wing body blending so extravagent on the top and near non existent at the bottom. Why don't they redistribute it more evenly? The top junction has not...
by Raman
21 Sep 2017 02:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 676021

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Note how Sqn Ldr Samrat mentions the emotional bond that he's formed with the Tejas..spending an entire night with the crew on rectifying a snag that one of the jets developed. And then listening to Wing Cmdr Tolani talk about the capabilities..Its truly heartening to see this happen. Eventually th...
by Raman
18 Oct 2016 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 852996

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Let me stick my neck out and do some speculation on MK1A. --> Optimise the landing gear. To my eyes ( a wild guess), it looks like that HAL took the Jaguar landing gear and plonked it on the LCA The jaguar landing gear is very different from the Tejas landing gear . If there is any similarity at al...
by Raman
19 Sep 2016 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 1017
Views: 94850

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Dear admins I need to send a PM to indranilroy or an admin of the IAF section of BR for a request. Apparently, I don't have permissions to PM. Please advise.
by Raman
30 Aug 2016 04:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 382984

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Those black cables are most likely diverter strips for static discharge. Radomes can build up a lot of static charge.
by Raman
26 Jun 2016 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724075

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Some additional factors to keep in mind: a) The point about additional power to feed the antenna was raised. The EMB-145 based solution carries an (extra?) APU to drive the radar. b) Mid-air refueling can extend the EMB-145's time on station considerably. May also help the A330, but the A330 can pro...
by Raman
25 Jun 2016 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724075

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

I honestly don't understand how the IAF goes about sizing platforms. The EMB 145 and A330 are as about as opposite size-wise as you can get for an AWACS/AEW&C platform. It seems really wasteful to spend a whole lot on platform integration and flight testing for only three platforms and end up (a...
by Raman
29 Feb 2016 19:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 623705

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Question to the knowledgeable: how will the proposed 114 LCH + 39(?) Apache be disbursed into the army force structure, i.e., at what level of command will these assets be available? Won't these assets significantly change the profile of CAS missions for IAF? At first blush, it seems like the IAF wi...
by Raman
25 Jan 2016 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 382984

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

indranil is absolutely right. Angle-of-attack is measured between the datum line of the wing and the external free stream flow. However, the aircraft (wing and all) modify the flow locally. Specifically, there is significant upwash near the leading edge and even more significant downwash near the tr...
by Raman
16 Jul 2015 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741751

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

I am wary of philosophical predictions like "continuum" and "new normal". This is American maya that even they do not follow seriously. But their publicity apparatus is so powerful we use their expressions all over the place. "New Normal" is more like well oiled sales ...
by Raman
16 Jul 2015 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741751

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

The move to smaller and more accurate munitions is a continuum. When introduced, laser guided munitions also required expensive infrastructure (aiming pods, ground lasing stations) and munitions (seekers, guidance kits) compared to dumb iron bombs that, in theory, could have been overcome with large...
by Raman
13 Jul 2015 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 232465

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

What are the threats that the IAF will face over the next 25-30 years that will be tackled by LCA Mk2 but not LCA Mk1 (as is)? As I see it, the increments in STR/ITR, drag, etc. will not result in such a qualitative difference that renders the Mk1 moot. Additional upgrades like an AESA, IFR, etc. c...

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