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by member_28932
16 May 2016 12:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 650521

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

More details on the AAD test. But information on actual deployment remains sketchy. http://odishasuntimes.com/2016/05/15/aad-interceptor-missile-successfully-test-fired-off-odisha-coast/ The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today successfully test fired indigenously developed Ad...
by member_28932
16 May 2016 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 650521

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

If I have to guess deployment then Mumbai , Delhi and Banglore are certainties for S-400 due to WNC/BARC , Capital , many strategic industry in Bangalore. Probably Hyderabad as well. But as Hakeemji pointed out, we will need defensive shields on the Indo-Pak and Indo-China borders as well. Surely, ...
by member_28932
05 May 2016 15:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

[/quote] Hm..May be I missed the new publication. Could you please provide the link to it?? But I am sceptical. I don't see how increasing Radome fineness ratio improves Area ruling. This does not in any way reduces the kink at the cockpit. Plus it would be bad for visibility of the pilot over the n...
by member_28932
05 May 2016 14:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

There was never mention about plug in Radome IIRC. The only 'half-a-meter plug' thing I remember is the one which was proposed for MK2 which would come just behind the cockpit. It doesn't make sense to lengthen the Radome. Wouldn't it mess with the visibility over the nose for the Pilot?? No, Redom...
by member_28932
30 Apr 2016 12:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Vipul, Question on the Cobham nosecone plug size, is that sort of info - I mean about the one received - usually available in open source? I know nothing about these things, so just wondering. I too searched a lot but failed to get any answer. I am very much interested in it because that is going t...
by member_28932
30 Apr 2016 12:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

>> LCA Mk1+ with low weight and 8% Aerodynamic improvement and 20% higher acceleration, AESA and EW >>I expect some good news in wing redesign and air intake redesign in the time to come. :rotfl: :lol: :lol: the percentages. such exactitude. Sir, These figures are from research paper and not my own...
by member_28932
30 Apr 2016 12:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

srai wrote:VD, Will this thing ever get inducted or be stuck in development mode hell?


Sir,

I am very optimistic and i see this happening in next 2 to 3 years.
by member_28932
30 Apr 2016 12:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I believe the 8% aerodynamic improvement and the 1 tonne weight reduction claims came from HAL and ADA themselves. Can't find the link now.. :-( If they can deliver even half of the claims (could be DDM) tejas would be a superlative light fighter. 500 KG seems realistic. Dead weight is sure to go a...
by member_28932
29 Apr 2016 15:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

How good is the tejas vs the eff solah block 60? Vs the Rafale? Is the tejas mk 1A expected to be a mature platform? Can someone do a comparision? First you have to define what is "how good"? Then you need to define what is "a mature platform"? What are the set of criteria you a...
by member_28932
29 Apr 2016 15:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Gagan, Vivek Ahuja has done a detailed analysis of F16 various blocks vs LCA with respect to range, maneuverability and turn rates on his blog. You should read that. LCA more than holds it ground in most situations but there are some situations where the F16 has an upper hand. Obviously tactics wil...
by member_28932
13 Apr 2016 15:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^ It would seem SP-2 went through a complete re-build to IOC-2 standards. SP-1 was much further along before IOC-2 certification was obtained and was taken to completion with as much IOC-2 as feasible. However as the IAF has stated, they will not use SP-1 for squadron formation since the build st...
by member_28932
13 Apr 2016 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^ are the SPs from no. 2 onwards ioc or foc std. Are the derby, ifr and Cobham capabilities included? Based on the article, SP3 and SP4 are structurally/component complete. So no IFR and Cobham on these. There is a possibility for IFR and Cobham cone on SP-5, SP-6 and SP7 since they are still at c...
by member_28932
06 Jan 2016 08:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Is the 300kg ballast still there? Are you sure? Positive? Asking because it was there long time ago during the TD days, to bring the CG forward, to make the plane stable. I see no reason for it to be there currently. Any ballast present would be precisely substituting for a piece of equipment that ...
by member_28932
06 Jan 2016 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 257222

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

first of all let me wish all the forum readers here a very happy and prosperous 2016... Now, about tejas-news... a few points reported elsewhere thought of sharing it here..BTW my name is changed my admin already though i prefered dr@gon :twisted: . 1.flight-envelope of tejas is gradually being ope...
by member_28932
17 Oct 2015 14:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I remember one indian airforce officer saying that LCA MK1 lacks the speed to escape from enemy attack once it is send on mission. If it does Mach 1.8, it should be considere good. What is your opinion? My opinion? Words are cheap. No need to talk until it is flown by IAF Here is something about th...
by member_28932
17 Oct 2015 12:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

https://books.google.co.in/books?id=_5vA_5XK33sC&pg=PA183&lpg=PA183&dq=General+Electric+F404-GE-F2J3&source=bl&ots=oPVpR7A2w5&sig=wC4keHauZKvRgEZ4dRr5KuKhbc8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBGoVChMI4Mv-ifu_yAIVBAuOCh07Mw0Y#v=onepage&q=General%20Electric%20F404-GE-F2J...
by member_28932
08 Oct 2015 13:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Hi Guys, I have been long time reader (anonymous reader of the blog) and am a aerospace enthusiast.Well there is lot of speculation the NAVY LCA MK1 (NP2) has shown really good results related to the STR/ITR performance and some one is speculating that it this version (with reduced drag and some ne...
by member_28932
16 Sep 2015 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^ If remember around 2 years back ... it was mentioned it will take 5 years to develop. Now after 2 years ... it might take 6-7 years. So we have already lost 4 years :( No Actually I am reading this since 2010 that it will be ready in 5 to 6 years. Not a long time back there was a news that engine...
by member_28932
16 Sep 2015 13:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Interesting, is that new canopy design in Mk1? It talks of a 6% improvement in supersonic wave drag, leading to a 20% improvement in acceleration and 2% increase in top speed. Ah, just saw this by Indranil. The final canopy shown in this paper has not been sported by any of the SPs, or even Mk2 mod...
by member_28932
13 Aug 2015 15:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/with-tejas-mark-ii-years-away-hal-asks-air-force-to-buy-tejas-mark-1-a-115081201951_1.html The Bengaluru-based public sector aviation monolith says its engineers are already stretched with existing projects, including the Tejas production line...
by member_28932
01 Aug 2015 13:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Is this pinaka? Did we change the layout? Found the link from this article. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/pinaka-mark-ii-rocket-successfully-test-fired/articleshow/47483979.cms http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/46038558.cms The arrangement of missile is like Smearch so th...
by member_28932
27 Jul 2015 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Any hint of AKash-2's "brochure" range? EXCLUSIVE: Akash Mk-II SAM To Fly In Two Years ... The Akash Mk-II will be a longer-range, faster and more accurate SAM. Ok, now here's the low-down on the Akash Mk-II. The missile will have an intercept range of 30-35 km, or a little over 10-km mor...
by member_28932
23 Jul 2015 15:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 658831

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I listen to an interview of BABA kalyani. He said that his gun is ready for testing . He claimed that to be much better than Bofors. He said that they have the capability to deliver 1 gun every alternate day. This is a great news indeed. Army should be given all 3 guns for testing (Other 2 are TATA ...
by member_28932
13 Jul 2015 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

fanne wrote:IR, there are enough video of Su30 DOING 180 DEG AOA (i.e. nose pointing exactly apposite of flight) and the plane recovering level flight after that.


It is certainly around 100* but I have never seen doing it 180* and I do not think it is possible.
by member_28932
08 Jun 2015 15:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Was IOC-II achieved? Progress on six criteria? 1) Derby & Python integration 2) GHh-23 gun 3) Air 2 Air refuelling 4) braking system 5) radome 6) new radar I guess 1, 5, & 6 are linked. what else? 1) functionally proven with the existing radar. new Radome from Cobham (still in testing?) wil...
by member_28932
27 May 2015 16:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

I thought that those were the Astra-2 specs. Initially before the test It was told that Astra MK 1 is a 44 KM Range missile at 10000 M hight and 80 KM range at 15000 Meter. However, in initial test (I think Second test) astra travelled to 64 KM at 6500 Meter height. This mean that missile performed...
by member_28932
27 May 2015 15:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Apparently the last Astra test was for a long range, loft trajectory @ climb to 25km test! Previous trials were under high G maneuvers. T http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/astra-missile-fired-from-su30-mki-again/article7231411.ece The control and guidance and all other sub-systems were ...
by member_28932
28 Apr 2015 14:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Questions arise about the underwater version of A6, will it have the same dimensions as the K4/K5? If not, then it means a new class of SSBN (similar to how the USN developed the Polaris, Poseidon class leading to the Trident class subs due to first-strike and counterforce compulsions). Do not know...
by member_28932
25 Apr 2015 12:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

John wrote:S 300 were "never" purchased publically lets leave it at that.


I think they were S 300 PMU the advance version of S300.
by member_28932
25 Apr 2015 11:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The distance between car nicobar and trak island is 212km. So it was definitely not a breach of range. So obviously, it was a pre-repaired press release, but the test was not as anticipated. May be there were user error, or deviation of flight path etc. Exactly, The range at low level is 120 KM as ...
by member_28932
25 Apr 2015 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Singha wrote:I would imagine the weight of A3 was always around 25t ....


And Range much beyond the advertised range of 3500 KM.
by member_28932
25 Apr 2015 08:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

One pooch while readings Saurav Jha's older article on A-V canister launch: Agni-V Canister Launch However, IRNSS even after it is fully deployed this year will not be able to provide coverage to the Agni-V over much of its trajectory , and foreign SATNAV systems cannot always be relied upon for ta...
by member_28932
24 Apr 2015 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Is this the same guy who called Agni V as IRBM in live commentary till the last minute only to be repulsed by DRDO ICBM tag for Agni V. I see many factual errors. Not only here but in his article on Rafale too. Agni V is more like quickfix solution to get the deterrent range against China and it wa...
by member_28932
24 Apr 2015 15:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Agni-III test successful, it looks like DRDO has eliminated the inter-stage grill between the first and second stage. Need to wait for clearer pictures.. Odisha News has a grainy picture showing no grill I am interested to know the weight of A III. As tessy had told, is it reduced to 22 tons or not?
by member_28932
15 Apr 2015 10:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Any Link? As the two tests of this missile have proved, using the Russian Glonass GPS and the on-board inertial guidance system and ring laser gyroscope, 15-20 meter CEP (circular error probable — a measure of accuracy) at 5,500km range has been achieved. Moreover, armed with 4-8 MIRV (Multiple Ind...
by member_28932
14 Apr 2015 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

DRDO exploring possibility of increasing range of Pinaka MBRL Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46808952.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst COIMBATORE: The Armament and Combat Engineering Cluster wing of DRDO, Pune is exploring th...
by member_28932
14 Apr 2015 15:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Nothing surprising on Agni VI per se except more details are seen now. According to The Hindu (Feb. 05, 2013), “We have started working on the multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles [MIRV] version [Agni-VI]. It will carry four or six warheads depending upon their weight,” DRDO missile ...
by member_28932
14 Apr 2015 15:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 132680

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Bheeshma wrote:What about the swordfish-2 with a range of 1500 km? Isn't that required to counter 5000 km range BM's.


Swordfish deployed in Delhi said one expert in discussion on TV.
by member_28932
13 Mar 2015 09:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 123680

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

LCA MK2 Weight Estimate based on latest data. Empty weight= 6060Kg Internal fuel= 3140Kg approx. Clean Take off weight=10000Kg External payload=5000Kg MTOW= 15000Kg 6060 kg empty weight+ 3140 kg internal fuel+ 500 kg pilot wt/cannon ammo/ chaff/flare/weapons pylon wt+ 300 kg(2*close combat missile)...

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