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by deejay
27 Sep 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

... During heightened hostilities last year with Pak and Then this year with China OFB went on strike or threatened to. Govt seemingly looked the other way. Now DRDO is throwing all their handbuilt prototypes at Ladakh (LCH and LUH have been sent, Kestral also) and MoD/Service HQs are still playing...
by deejay
17 Sep 2020 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

Rakesh wrote:So it is indeed a Mi-17. Thank You!


Its a Mi 8 methinks
by deejay
03 Sep 2020 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Disclaimer: the year is 2020 now. I was checking the notes from Chimera to see what Indian military tech predictions from that scenario have materialized and what died on the wine through the years. Are we still awaiting the order for 15 LCHs to be placed? At least one prediction from Chimera came ...
by deejay
03 Sep 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

I agree - the over the top celebrations for mere 3 Rafales you're right about IAF feeling the need to re-arm. I can bet that behind the scenes, IAF brass is working on some import and are holding back MK1A to have the money to pay for it. Having successfully delayed LCA induction on flimsy grounds ...
by deejay
29 Aug 2020 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari Nair wrote:Yes, Deejay, a civil version is indeed in the works.


Thank You Sir.
by deejay
29 Aug 2020 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Sorry Hari Nair sahib I am taking your comments as a satire on me . No problem I am just a ordinary Indian citizen asking questions troubling me. Otherwise yoy never answer my questions. At least you responded. I am previlaged that a distinguished TP has responded. I know that you will not answer e...
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The 2013 brochure contains design specifications, ie, the specifications the developers set out to achieve. Post IOC and FOC the actual performance specifications are established after certification by CEMILAC for military aircraft and DGCA for civilian aircraft. Aircraft in real life may or may no...
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LUH 2013 Brochure Seating arrangement only in digital mockup. Thank You Sankum ji. One thing is clear, the helicopter has more room and equal if not better specs than EC 130 B4, it closest competitor. It will be great machine in the Civil space too. https://twitter.com/rotormagic/status/12992655889...
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Prasad wrote:Max allup weight is 3150kg per brochure. And useful load is 950kg.
2 stretchers deejay.


Thank You. Any pictures? or schematic arrangements of seats with and without stretchers?
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

No point arguing over this. We just dont have the money or the guts to order the A330 based awacs or the MRTTs. Both were sanctioned/approved/whatever the process is eons ago but no contract. We selected the MRTT twice and we're doing it again in a new process. IAF isn't to blame here. If you look ...
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049186

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Anyone seen LUH specs presented? Apart from performance are there pictures of seating arrangement, stretcher capabilities and arrangement, winch, searchlight ops, etc? Please share a link if you have one?
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Did you wait to consider why Embraer got blacklisted? Should we ignore what the OEM does to cheat for these deals? The Feb 27 consequences had nothing to do with how many Embraer's were ordered or not ordered. The project was in early stages of delivery and I don't see how having even 100 more airc...
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Absolutely with you on that. I am pretty sure, many such proposals would be sitting on desks of MoD at this moment.
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

How difficult is it to understand? DRDO cannot build any more Netras, period. Not unless they are allowed to procure more ERJ-145 jets with the special modifications. How will the IAF order more when that is impossible. Blaming the IAF for no reason will not accomplish anything. With far reaching c...
by deejay
28 Aug 2020 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

How difficult is it to understand? DRDO cannot build any more Netras, period. Not unless they are allowed to procure more ERJ-145 jets with the special modifications. How will the IAF order more when that is impossible. Blaming the IAF for no reason will not accomplish anything. With far reaching c...
by deejay
27 Aug 2020 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Nachiket if I am not wrong news of 02 A50s being shipped had appeared on the forum a couple or so years back. We had assumed (then) it was ours. I remember something vaguely. Does that mean there are 2 IL-76 platforms (unequipped) sitting in Israel for two years waiting for us to actually order the...
by deejay
27 Aug 2020 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I'm happy the IAF is getting something, although I'll hold celebrations till the deal is actually signed. In India there are usually several years between the headlines "IAF/IA is all set to get X weapon system" and "Contract signed for X weapon system". Secondly, I'm not sure w...
by deejay
27 Aug 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The thing is, if A330 AWACS was kicked off in 2015, instead of the "fake DAC" approvals and IAF ignoring it, we would have one flying now. Potentially getting delivered before the Phalcons, probably cheaper as well. The fact remains IAF was ready to wait 10 years to get 2 additional phalc...
by deejay
27 Aug 2020 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725177

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The thing is, if A330 AWACS was kicked off in 2015, instead of the "fake DAC" approvals and IAF ignoring it, we would have one flying now. Potentially getting delivered before the Phalcons, probably cheaper as well. The fact remains IAF was ready to wait 10 years to get 2 additional phalc...
by deejay
21 Aug 2020 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086841

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

Ok - can you back that up with the differences in an exercise vs operational environment? What changes - expectations of performance are the same. An exercise is planned well in advance while the expectation of performance is the same the foundations of that performance are a lot more solid. The lo...
by deejay
13 Aug 2020 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468105

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Okay enough of praising team BHP and roads of Pakistan. Move on folks. Analysing Pakistan as it hits newer bottoms hitherto unknown to mankind has to be a serious business. BRF has to stay ahead of the curve and this frivolous downward spiral to analysing Team BHP and praising Paki toll gates is not...
by deejay
13 Aug 2020 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54577

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Fantastic news. Good to see the Commitment levels. 106!

Linking here a hazy video I had shot from my phone of the inaugural flight on 17th Jun 16.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz7p5IbHq5w
by deejay
13 Aug 2020 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31081

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

The LCH is designed to meet a specific percentile of crashworthiness, as defined in Mil Standard . Towards this: - The landing gear oleos have a two-stage design. The first stage caters for normal operations. The second stage compression caters for the crash loads. - The lower portion of the fusela...
by deejay
07 Aug 2020 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 816167

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Army Train Journey Part 1: ‘Expected Time Of Departure’ is moh maya! Army Train Journey Part 2: Samne se dheere chalega, dheere chal! Oh my God. This is so good. I have been on one. Siliguri to Gurdaspur. It is special... The rest of the articles are equally evocative.. The NDA Special is the baap ...
by deejay
07 Aug 2020 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1936
Views: 468105

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Aktar boy wants to feed people grass, so that fauji's can live in luxury. May his wish come true. If we ignore all the stupid things they do, the excess noise indicates they are sensing an opportunity to dip their finger, if the India China balloon goes up. They also know that as long as Chinis are...
by deejay
07 Aug 2020 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281396

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

The Viggen was sanctioned by the Americans when the IAF was looking at it because of Cold War era politics and the American love for Pakistan. Not because it was in competition with any American fighter (the other options India was looking at were the Jaguar and Mirage F1). They did not sanction th...
by deejay
14 Jul 2020 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178043

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

35 year old ncc booklet. 136*4+44 ghatak =588 soldiers Plus mmg section+ medium motor section and other support troops .Total more than 900 men. Just recollecting memory. An Army veteran read these discussions and sent me a message to post his comments here. This not a response to Sankum Ji's post ...
by deejay
08 Jul 2020 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

[ .... 1. Forces are trained to operate under pressure exclusively. The fact that the IAF chose to operate hepters without CMs to MANPADS is a glaring operational error. Despite the fact that we had these available. 2. Attrition applies equally to all services and perhaps the most to the Army. We l...
by deejay
07 Jul 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

Rs_singh wrote:ks_sachin and KaranM,

Well fought blue, but red wins ;)


Self declaring victory! :shock:
by deejay
07 Jul 2020 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

KaranM, ... 1. Again, MANPAS: IAF did not see fit, nor seemed to have counters for stingers (1 MANPAD type ) employed by PA in 99. Firing rockets exceeding munition alt env against SOPs showed poor pilot performance. These are facts. CAS was extremely ineffective and did not effect the outcome of a...
by deejay
07 Jul 2020 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

One word on pilot training in the IAF. KRC showed following flaws: 1. IAF fighters were unwilling to engage targets at close range despite being cleared to do so, as attrition was acceptable in war. Not being able to close in the target meant impact error was large and particularly ineffective at h...
by deejay
07 Jul 2020 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

^^^ One of the tactics being employed is to make Su-30MKI look bad in order to justify the desire for a “superior” Rafale acquisition. Mod Note : srai, I am cautioning you, if you make such claims, substantiate them. Next time will not be a Caution, Everyone - This is not the MMRCA thread. You post...
by deejay
07 Jul 2020 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

srai wrote:
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Even if we put that aside, the jets that will be up for retirement by 2030 are Mirages, Jaguars and MIG 29s...

...


...

Non-Darin-3 Jaguars will likely be retired by 2030.



All Darin 2s except trainers will retire by 2025
by deejay
07 Jul 2020 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

LakshmanPST wrote:
srai wrote:^^^
...
Anyways, from what I read many times in the forum, IAF is not going to do CAS role and Army will take care of it...

...


Folks please please do not generate such conclusions.
by deejay
24 Jun 2020 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

IAF plans for 42 squadrons, consisting of a mix of combat aircraft in the light, medium and heavy categories. If we assume a 1/3 mix of each type, it comes to 14 squadrons each. ⋅ 14 x heavy [status: completed] —> 13.5 x Su-30MKI ⋅ 13 x medium [status: almost completed] —> 3 x M...
by deejay
24 Jun 2020 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215356

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

^^^ Agree. Indian armed forces have been stocking up the last few years for short intense conflict. I forget but it was like 10-days or something like that. For short duration, it is possible to attain very high serviceability rates. Replacements for attritions and depleted stocks would require pla...
by deejay
14 Jun 2020 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2449
Views: 436639

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Deejay sir, Intelligence and local informers as well. There is no way the forces could have eliminated so many terrorists in south Kashmir, without local intel and informers. In fact after the second encounter in which 4 terrorists were killed, there was a report of 1 local civilian being tortured ...
by deejay
12 Jun 2020 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030762

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Referring to some articles, when any new product is develop it is respective Governments / Forces in various countries which fund the R&D. In our country it is through the MoD on recommendations of the respective service to be released by MoF. I am at least not aware of any instance of some pri...
by deejay
12 Jun 2020 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1690
Views: 206566

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

mody wrote:Earlier the Nepalese army was considered to be pro-India. Has that changed and have the commies managed to purge all the pro-India elements from the army and replaced them with commie-Maoists?


Kindly wait for some time. More news on this will get us some clarity.
by deejay
12 Jun 2020 16:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742889

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

One approach for such small quantities is to have a number of pre-approved suppliers who can bid and make them as required. For example, a number of casting and machine shops that are already pre-approved for capacity, quality, workforce competence can bid for the work packages. I think this is how...

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