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by member_28788
30 Oct 2015 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 407235

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Gripen C carries only 2400 kgs of fuel. 58 kgs less than LCA. Its combat radius should same or similar. Perhaps Vivek can do a comparison if he has the bandwidth and put this to rest. Right this needs to be put at rest. This is not the first time we have discussed this. At less fuel than LCA, havin...
by member_28788
27 Oct 2015 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 407235

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Guys a lot of us think that private sector could help in manufacturing LCA and it can. but here are two things why the proposition is not taking up - #1. Defence is a R&D intensive sector. You've to build R&D capability, organization intellectual resources. It all takes upfront investments a...
by member_28788
14 Jun 2015 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 43320

Re: Joint Army/IAF Anti-Terrorist Cross Border Op into Myanm

@Karan M ("First, GOI has to be seen to do stuff. The public expects and wants action. ") and SwamyG ("The aam admi (citizens of India) need to know the cops (Army + GoI) are competent and doing their job."), so we agree that the public posturing's primary audience was internal? ...
by member_28788
13 Jun 2015 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 706
Views: 43320

Re: Joint Army/IAF Anti-Terrorist Cross Border Op into Myanm

Guys here is some food for thought. Our Jingoism aside. In the world of diplomacy and military strength, even slight signals are sufficient to give the message. After all military and intelligence agencies are always very keen observers of their adversaries (indeed such is the sensitivity of such ag...
by member_28788
20 Mar 2015 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3887
Views: 786633

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

Su-30 MKI - air force's most modern jet plauged by engine trouble NEW DELHI: Sukhoi-30 MKI, the most powerful and modern fighter jets in Indian Air Force's stable, has been hit by mid-air engine failures. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Parliament today that as many as 35 instances of eng...
by member_28788
19 Mar 2015 05:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 252959

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Planned obsolescence programs in forces never go as planned. Everything stretches, overshoots, everywhere. Who would have thought of having upgraded MIG-21s to bis std. or have jaguars for another decade right when we had inducted them. We can debate LCA's obsolescence in an imaginary scenario, but ...
by member_28788
07 Mar 2015 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 252959

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Cobham seems to be delaying the project ( delaying tejas to get FOC )by not supplying nose cones and refueling probes on time ..is it deliberate ?? There has to be more to story. Supplier relations are every intricate. ADA would be wise to know that and just like us they could have anticipated thes...
by member_28788
13 Feb 2015 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 252959

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Sort of FUD. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-india39s-tejas-continues-on-its-turbulent-development-408270/ Retired AM M Matheshwaran, who stepped down as deputy chief of integrated defence staff in 2014 and is now strategy advisor to HAL’s chairman, says “the LCA has become an ave...
by member_28788
24 Jan 2015 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Strategic independence should be given due weightage on new purchases and tenders. Americans and Russians could armtwist any other country into not selling to us during time of war. Defense ministry has to drive the point hard that IAF should nurture local industry or suffer the consequence. One wa...
by member_28788
18 Jan 2015 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

There is one scenario where DRDO patents could be of slight use. Some defence tech are useful also as civilian use. Dual use technologies. If a technology that is sufficiently on the civilian side, available with MNCs anyways for a good payment, it might make some sense to patent. But then this scen...
by member_28788
18 Jan 2015 08:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Guys there are several ways to protect your intellectual property (IP). Filing patents is one of the ways. But in defence R&D its one of the worst ways because to file a patent you have to disclose all your technology in filling document. Infact the documentation for patent requires that it be o...
by member_28788
15 Jan 2015 10:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

^^^ Nope. Again, sentences out of context dont carry any weight. And one qualified individusls opinion doesnt change the ground realities either. So what is it going to be loaded with? Take off light --light as a rocket and refuel from 29k. Then wander around for 3 hours keeping watch on a2a. Land ...
by member_28788
02 Jan 2015 22:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Now Tejas is fine and flying. At this point of time we need to ask some simple questions. Whether Aircraft performs as design and whether it performs well with its counter parts such as Grippen, M2k etc. Q is why should we compare Tejas to Grippen / M2k???? Neither are with our adversaries right no...
by member_28788
20 Dec 2014 09:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3962
Views: 280570

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Seems like this glide bomb is the smart thing to do. It literally makes dumb bombs smart :D
How do other countries compare on this capability?
by member_28788
19 Dec 2014 08:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 112573

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

The classic Sun Tzu's war philosophy -

'Appear weak when you're strong. Appear strong when you're weak'

PLA is taking that philosophy to heart but they lack the sophistication to make that deception look genuine!
by member_28788
14 Dec 2014 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

nash wrote:jatayu
garuda
pushpak


I like Jatayu. But Jatayu died. Pushpak lived but didnt see the war!
by member_28788
18 Oct 2014 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

All PSU should be sold off. Govt should focus on governance and not manufacturing. PSU have no incentive to perform as they are burning pubic money and hence not accountable and end up wasting public money resulting in long delays and poor product. Compare PSU companies in the same sector with thei...
by member_28788
18 Oct 2014 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3962
Views: 280570

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

From Mars Mission to navigation satellites to N-capable missiles: India scores big scientifically Thanks for sharing but guys unless you're a great fan of nationalistic jingoism, you should take Rajeev Sharma's articles with more than a pinch of salt. He may be right but I will like to listen the s...
by member_28788
18 Oct 2014 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

A few possibilities: (1) Patents remain with state companies while private companies produce export version, thereby add to logistics for mk-1. . Patenting means full disclosure of information about technology. Patent by rules means that filing authority will provide enough documentations for someo...
by member_28788
15 Oct 2014 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

India Offers To Spend $12B To Break Monopoly. The Indian government, acting on Air Force demands, has offered to spend $12 billion to encourage private firms to establish an aircraft manufacturing facility — a move that would break Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s monopoly on aircraft manufacturing ...
by member_28788
02 Oct 2014 12:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Guys here is something I have been guessing. It definitely sounds counterproductive to not induct LCA & then upgrade/improve iteratively by IAF. But perhaps one reason is that IAF brass thinks HAL/ADA & Other Labs will go complacent on upgrading LCA once IAF inducts it. As long as LCA is not...
by member_28788
01 Oct 2014 09:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Guys here is a small management framework (I had read something similar many years ago in McKinsey Quarterly) that I have adapted to defence purposes about what kind of component Supply chain structuring could be used. The framework answers the question what you should build, what should be outsourc...
by member_28788
01 Oct 2014 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

indranilroy wrote: I am very skeptical of that 300 number.


Skeptical. So you think it will be more or less than 300?
by member_28788
30 Sep 2014 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Gives me no pleasure to say this but LCA SP-1 has missed the September 2014 deadline as well. It was the March-April 2014 deadline it had missed earlier... LCA SP1 had its first flight on September 30th. Better late than never... atleast it did it before the month ended... so far so good ...miles t...
by member_28788
30 Sep 2014 12:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

The stated reason for the delay is ridiculous. Why aren't they on the phone with the vendor setting their ass on fire trying to get the parts on time? Have they started looking for an alternate vendor - to pressure the current guys if nothing else? Feel the same here. Besides that doesnt covers the...
by member_28788
29 Sep 2014 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 255253

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Guys gun testing shouldn't require the radome. Has it been done or that remains? I think gun testing is going to be one of the major major test points & it may well take time too. The report says nothing about it. But if you're stuck on radome/bvr testing you might want to test out the guns &...
by member_28788
28 Sep 2014 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3675
Views: 779148

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

DRDO ready to deliver AEW&C to Air Force Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is ready to deliver the Brazilian Embraer aircraft-based, indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) to the Indian Air Force as soon as it is ready to receive it. At the moment, ...

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