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by deejay
30 Mar 2020 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1541
Views: 290455

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Could not find a relevant thread, so posting here. legendary-special-operations-aviator-reveals-bin-laden-mission-details-for-the-first-time Englen’s lone Chinook on its way back was engaged 3 times by a Pakistani F-16. 'It was as an electronic fight...I was able to evade him electronically. That’s...
by deejay
29 Mar 2020 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296479

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

manju wrote:
deejay wrote:
Well done Sir!. Excellent effort. Thank You.


https://tinyurl.com/CovidUpdateStrategies correct link.. there was a spelling mistake


It worked for me. I read your document.
by deejay
29 Mar 2020 17:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 471
Views: 72210

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

Rsatchi wrote:
Vivek K wrote:Arjun Mk2x in trials with android commander! LOL! :rotfl:

IAC III design phase with trails for F-18 acquisition
'Kaali' the Laser Gun
Underwater Remote Controlled Vehicle :lol: :lol:


This joke stops here. Next one gets a warning.
by deejay
29 Mar 2020 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4041
Views: 296479

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

manju wrote:I have tried to summarize what has happened so far.. i try to keep it up to date.. you may find this useful. http://tinyurl.com/Covid-UpdateStragegy-Vijay


Well done Sir!. Excellent effort. Thank You.
by deejay
24 Mar 2020 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196504

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

at least IDRW spun off an article on it :shock: http://idrw.org/india-to-experiment-with-ai-based-unmanned-lca-tejas-concept/#more-223489 info taken out of musharaff " Information provided to idrw.org, suggests that they will be two phases of the program if approved by the Government. In the f...
by deejay
12 Mar 2020 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

... USA is pushing really hard and the moment they offer F-35, mark my world we will order those. And they will offer with a riddle, buy one of the older generation platforms. So there will be 5 sources and each offering 2 types - more or less around 10 types. Add the unmanned types, so we will see...
by deejay
12 Mar 2020 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

How is that inventory list accurate? the IAF does not operate fighter bombers alone. Their mission includes ELINT, reconnaissance, strategic and tactical air lift, airborne refueling, VIP Transport, helicopter ops - utility and attack - and command, communication and control. We operate roughly 30 ...
by deejay
12 Mar 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

I am not sure if HAL's proposal is to build more Hawks, Hawk-i or not. The production line is closed and repurposed. I think they are suggesting tha IAF's Hawks be upgraded to Hawk-i standard. I don't understand the merits of this expenditure. Deejay, what's your opinion. How many of the type do we...
by deejay
12 Mar 2020 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

Come on Deejay-ji, spill it and educate us... clearly no one has and we're all scratching our heads ! I can speculate it as a jugaad anti-UAV, anti-chopper type AD "home guard" ... perhaps an older construct before armed helicopters with Air-to-Air missiles became part of IAF ORBAT in suf...
by deejay
11 Mar 2020 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

... Come on Deejay-ji, spill it and educate us... clearly no one has and we're all scratching our heads ! I can speculate it as a jugaad anti-UAV, anti-chopper type AD "home guard" ... perhaps an older construct before armed helicopters with Air-to-Air missiles became part of IAF ORBAT in...
by deejay
11 Mar 2020 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

What do you mean Sir? I was hoping IAF will consolidate their types as older generations get retired. While we are still waiting for LCA MK1A orders, MoD might choose to buy 20 of these, 36 of those, 114 of those and 57 of those. Then who is stopping to buy 36 of Su-57 and 36 of F-21/F-35/F-15. I s...
by deejay
11 Mar 2020 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

Have people here heard of AD flights composed of Kiran MkIIs? Air Defence with Kiran MkIIs? Rudimentary capability at best, but against what type of threat was this going to work. No radar, so would need to be ground controlled right till it would spot the enemy visually. Which missile was integrat...
by deejay
09 Mar 2020 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

If needed, please move this post to another appropriate thread... https://twitter.com/TheAlbatross15/status/1236232029961936896?s=20 ---> Any chances of the Indian Air Force ordering some? https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1236246874895474689?s=20 ---> 20 Welcome to the IAF circus :rotfl: What do y...
by deejay
09 Mar 2020 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45114

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Manish_P wrote:85 days :shock:

I thought that was work in progress sir?


Strategic reserves is 10 days. Rest is Oil Co Supply reserves of 60+ days plus fuel already in supply lines.
by deejay
09 Mar 2020 12:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security
Replies: 456
Views: 45114

Re: Saudi Arabia and its impact on Indian security

Manish_P wrote:^ How full are our storage levels?


Full to the brim. Total storage Strategic plus normal for approx 85 days I think.

We can always replace the stored crude with cheaper crude.
by deejay
09 Mar 2020 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

Philip wrote:I thought that armed Hawk proposal was canned because of costs? We need an armed trainer/ GA bird to support ground forces in an integrated manner. More survivable than attahk helos.


Have people here heard of AD flights composed of Kiran MkIIs?
by deejay
08 Mar 2020 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246233

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

- post by UB deleted- The goats in Ulan Batar are stampeding like those Longhorns in Texas. Aah. But this stops here. The Cowboys on their Pintos, Greys and Mustangs are here. All ganged up. The last thing we need is losing "cattle" to the "foot in mouth" disease on the most idio...
by deejay
07 Mar 2020 11:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5695
Views: 555495

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Anyone attending Wings India 2020 from 11th to 15th Mar 2020 at Hyderabad? Let me know here.

https://www.wings-india.in/
by deejay
28 Feb 2020 09:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1029926

Re: Levant crisis - III

I was just checking @PetoLucem myself. To me it appears that airstrikes happened at multiple locations.
by deejay
28 Feb 2020 08:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12251
Views: 1029926

Re: Levant crisis - III

This is what I expected. RT.com confirms minimum 22 Turkish kebab. Meaning a lot of their HTS/AQ/ISIS/SNA chamchas are also kaput. Also now reports say that the attack on the town of Saraquib has been repulsed .. again. Stalingrad onlee. Erdogan army sucked in and pulverized. Erdogan has ordered mo...
by deejay
27 Feb 2020 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848419

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

... Deejay sir, that's exactly what I said. Heavy Lift helicopters and medium anti-sub naval helicopters are the only ones that we should look to import. We do not have anything in development that we will have in the next 5 years. Hope we exercise an option for 7-8 additional Chinook helicopters a...
by deejay
27 Feb 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848419

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There is no rhyme or reason. It is a result of a bitter turf way between IA and IAF for a decade. Ultimately Antony who was the defence minister at that time worked out a compromise which is what you are currently looking at. Hopefully CDS will address these issues in future. What Nair garu if peop...
by deejay
27 Feb 2020 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848419

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Given the price of imported systems and the numbers that we require of various types of helicopters, I hope better sense prevails in the MoD and IAF, IA and IN, with regards to our current and future requirement of platforms. Only the capability that we don't have, should be imported. Currently onl...
by deejay
27 Feb 2020 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848419

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Still don't understand the reason for purchasing 6! Can you shed some light on it? There is no rhyme or reason. It is a result of a bitter turf way between IA and IAF for a decade. Ultimately Antony who was the defence minister at that time worked out a compromise which is what you are currently lo...
by deejay
25 Feb 2020 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848419

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Thakur_B wrote:^^ weren't all attack helicopters were to come under IA control?


Sir having under control vs whose budget was spent on acquisition.
by deejay
25 Feb 2020 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246233

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

How long should the IAF then wait for a mature solution to emerge from what the MiG-35 is today? Clearly the RuAF has no real intention of using it in any meaningful numbers, nor is there any development roadmap ahead when there is no paying customer. The MiG-35's strong point is it's superb aerody...
by deejay
24 Feb 2020 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Jayram wrote:
deejay wrote:
I saw these posts now. Just to be clear, the Su 30 MKI pilots have been recognised.

Can you point me to any links on that Deejay. Much appreciated.


Check awards given on 15th Aug 19 and 26th Jan 20
by deejay
12 Feb 2020 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647772

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

That interview was excellent and explained to me why none of the SU30 MKI pilots got any recognition after the battle. None of the AIM missiles came even close to them for them to be able put into place any evasive measures. In other words a dud a damp squid or what ever else you call it. What were...
by deejay
09 Feb 2020 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25728

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Indranil wrote:Gulfstream 550


This is a new procurement and should be ready for induction about now. Ignore the image.
by deejay
09 Feb 2020 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25728

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

IIT Kanpur, in an industry-academic collaboration with VTOL Aviation India Private Ltd, has put up a grand show at this year’s Defence Expo in Lucknow where they showcased different novel aerial systems developed by them. The “Abhigyaan NX” is a two-seater VTOL capable fixed-wing aircraft for urban...
by deejay
01 Feb 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38750

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

... Deejay ji, one might not need to refuel between every sortie, but does eventually have to. Would be nice to not have to shut off the engine when time comes for it. Yes. I would always prefer an engine off refueling. Hot Refueling is good to have feature but it does not mean we have to use it as...
by deejay
01 Feb 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38750

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

chetak wrote:
Indranil wrote:Deejay sir,

Could you please expand TRS for me. Not familiar with this term.



turn round servicing, perhaps


Yes. Turn Round Servicing.
by deejay
28 Jan 2020 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38750

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

Too much confusion about refuelling and crew change with the engine running. Hot refuelling is safety design factor. If you design the refuelling activity to be safe while the engine(s) are running then there is no bar to hot refuelling. HTT-40 has achieved this; kudos to the designers. Similarly, ...
by deejay
27 Jan 2020 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38750

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1221104381220683782 ---> Little things that matter Big time. Hot refueling HTT-40. No other trainers possess. Continuous operations throughout the day. Only 1xTRS over 8-10 sorties during the day. Imagine graduating dozens of additional pilots every year with this ...
by deejay
14 Jan 2020 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 373
Views: 66306

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

^ @Kakarat thanks for the photo. Wow! What a sight!
by deejay
04 Dec 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941298

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

Jammers are useful if you are nose-on or 180 degrees receding, given the fact jammers are nothing but lower powered "versions" of a radar type set-up. If you are maneuvering, your jammers will lose the target aircraft so its radar would work again. So unless you have a towed decoy to sedu...
by deejay
23 Aug 2019 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607187

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

Su 30 was not supposed to be more than half the fighter numbers. Our dwindling single engine fleet is because many Mig 21 Sqns have been taken off and replacement SE have not been found. Secondly, within the strength authorised, the role for IAF has been expanded. From pure defensive posture, the S...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607187

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

Chola ji, while I do not have reference links, I will dismiss, Cheeni fighter quality as Crap Minus. Development cycles like Chinese design bureaus are a very stupid way forward. I think we may have taken our time but the way we developed Tejas is what makes world class fighters. Then that is an ev...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607187

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

It is China we need to prepare. Not Pakis. As we grow in economic power there will be the temptation to China to keep India in its place and prevent other nations of Asia ( and the West) to move closer to us as a counter to China. We can't prepare for the chini challenge by buying phoren. We need t...
by deejay
22 Aug 2019 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607187

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

42 Sqn maybe arbitrary to you not the Chief. I wish the previous heads had not thought like you and we wouldn't be where we are. But DeeJay Sir, where exactly are we? Are we in such desperate straits that we need infusion of phoren aircraft right now at the expense of local aircraft in the near fut...

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