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by deejay
30 Apr 2021 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 237
Views: 78851

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

Rahul M wrote:This got me thinking, if there are any plans for a retractable landing gear on the lch and what advantages it gives, if any.
Deejay sir ? Hari Nair sir ? Raghu?

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I have no information on retractable landing gear plans but with that tail gear design I don't think it will ever be on agenda.
by deejay
30 Apr 2021 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 306580

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

All these HMDS, Derby, Python, IRST etc etc makes me think. The training required for pilots are increasing as these systems need to be learnt. Also, the systems are proliferating across Sqns and not limited to the uber M2K sqns. Is the existing MOFT kind of set up enough or will we in some time see...
by deejay
21 Apr 2021 13:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 15, 2021
Replies: 917
Views: 182209

Re: Terroristan - April 15, 2021

Foreign financial institutions agree to invest $33B in Pakistan for a guaranteed returns between 2% to 7% Geoeconomics is working! How come loans are being termed as investment? Good Point. All the amount, entire 32.9 billion USD is the loan Terroristan has taken since IK came into Govt. Brilliant ...
by deejay
19 Apr 2021 12:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards
Replies: 589
Views: 117918

Re: Endgame of NaPakistan: How and what afterwards

In a truncated democracy like shitistan, the alternatives to a viable political leadership are few. After a few rounds of PML and PPP (and of course PA) shit reached a stage where a viable alternative had to be created. PTI and Dimmy were the new Humpties on the wall. One primary role of a Shitistan...
by deejay
12 Apr 2021 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Five State Elections
Replies: 1447
Views: 219812

Re: 2021 Five State Elections

Thank You Disha Ji. Loved the analysis. Please share this publicly. I do not want to sound dramatic but if BJP wins this Assembly elections, then we will have witnessed an epoch changing moment for Bengal no less than May 2014 was for Bharat. The fall of Didi, the rise of Bhagwa in the East is also ...
by deejay
10 Apr 2021 11:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1917
Views: 313477

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Deejay-ullah, joo hab seen it but still not understud that it ij a 7th generation deep penetration stratejic weapon.. As bakistan keeps digging itselph into a deeper and deeper hole, the other end of tis hole will open in Kaneda.. so all bious baki birathers can simply jump in for direkt immi-ka-ra...
by deejay
04 Apr 2021 18:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5821
Views: 737331

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

My mistake Saar. Flew (many times) in such dibba Brussels-Ostend with friend . He had to complete his flying hours. Not many controls and basic machine. You rent it 120 Euro/hrs. I assume that world is already full such high end machines.Yes you have some TFTA tactile monitors and instruments.But i...
by deejay
26 Mar 2021 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2555
Views: 620514

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^ Only a Super- Babu could have come up with this policy. Thakur Sa'ab, DGCA is the ultimate babudom. Anyone who has dealt with DGCA will tell that. Entire Indian Civil Aviation works through this quagmire. Also, this tells you about how under informed and under confident DGCA is about drones and ...
by deejay
26 Mar 2021 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 237
Views: 78851

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

^^^ HELINA/Dhruvastra is ready on ALH Rudra. There are already for dozens of ALH Rudras in service with the IA/IAF. Let the IA/IAF/MoD/GoI place the order and sign the contract for equipping Rudras first. Haven’t heard movement on that front yet. One would think the IA/IAF/MoD/GoI would place order...
by deejay
26 Mar 2021 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 237
Views: 78851

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

^^^ HELINA/Dhruvastra is ready on ALH Rudra. There are already for dozens of ALH Rudras in service with the IA/IAF. Let the IA/IAF/MoD/GoI place the order and sign the contract for equipping Rudras first. Haven’t heard movement on that front yet. One would think the IA/IAF/MoD/GoI would place order...
by deejay
25 Feb 2021 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1424583

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

ramana wrote:Great. Need IAF to plan for that upgrade to get more flexibility.


Plans already in place. Upgrades will happen over time. Present priority is getting and operationalising fighters as they become available. There is a lot of learning happening.
by deejay
15 Jan 2021 12:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 924860

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Happy Army Day to all our beloved and brave Pongos! Salute.
by deejay
27 Sep 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1424583

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: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1424583

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: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 5318
Views: 1223445

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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: 3729
Views: 852234

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1273080

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: 2848
Views: 733637

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: 308
Views: 80379

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: 237
Views: 78851

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4440
Views: 924860

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: 2848
Views: 733637

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: 1144
Views: 395225

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: 1210
Views: 288584

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 ...

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