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by Victor
06 Feb 2015 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 379317

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/us-nod-to-export-of-predator-xp-uav-to-india/38700/ Predator XP approved for Sale Are we planning to buy these things from foreign vendors? I thought our Rustom-2 was being developed for this purpose. XP version is unarmed and "stripped down"...
by Victor
06 Feb 2015 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 379317

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/11797/India_To_Partner_With_Private_Firms_To_Build_Combat_Drone#.VKX6NCuUd0H MoD is inviting private firms to build Rustom-2. A few inaccuracies in that article, but good news. This picture of Rustom 2 was taken from Bharat Rakshak and was made by me when I had sugg...
by Victor
06 Feb 2015 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307638

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

It all makes perfect sense if we assume, as we rationally would, that the armed forces, MoD and PMO are (finally) in perfect sync regarding the DPSUs. It has nothing to do with Parrikar "making his mark" (laughable concept) since everything he does and says is likely perfectly in sync with...
by Victor
05 Feb 2015 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

You win. I admit defeat.
by Victor
05 Feb 2015 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 98110

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Does anyone know what the status of the Embraer-based AEWs is? Info available online implies everything needed to operationalize them was ready before the planes were delivered and all that remained was integration and testing. That was in 2011. Is it operational?
by Victor
05 Feb 2015 01:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 100871

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^ Nope, don't confuse Modi's Make in India with Made in India. The former can be 100% firangi plant in India. There is nothing indigenous to fill the MMRC need as yet.
by Victor
05 Feb 2015 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

I wish you do get a chance to be near a jet which has just come back from a high altitude flight. Try placing a peck on the engine exhaust thinking " Ah, it has just returned from cold soaking flight. Its the same as being merely being parked at high altitude ." Hopefully its just a simpl...
by Victor
04 Feb 2015 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307638

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

This company is going to present themselves in one of the most well attended defense shows in the world which will be attended by some of the most qualified experts in the world. If a company is stupid enough to throw obvious lies out in the open, they deserve to and will be trashed. Until that happ...
by Victor
04 Feb 2015 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307638

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

Thakur_B wrote:Obviously, you didn't think through before typing out your drivel.

Why don't you support your bullcr@p and enlighten on which PSU has supplied or thought about the radars this company is talking about. They say it's a first globally.
by Victor
04 Feb 2015 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307638

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

We need to get our priorities straight before getting our @rses kicked in the next war. The FIRST priority is getting modern, dependable war material in the hands of our forces. India-genization comes after this. We should not confuse the two think its the other way around and thankfully, GoI is ful...
by Victor
03 Feb 2015 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307638

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

Well those 4 radars are going to have a global launch at AI-15. They are gearing up for export but obviously nobody will buy them because the company is a privately owned dalal instead of a PSU dalal. Waste of time, effort and money.
by Victor
03 Feb 2015 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3294
Views: 307638

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

" Make in India" is totally different from "Made in India" and Modi is pushing the former for good reason. Make in India covers for example a 100% foreign-owned company that has transplanted its factory from China to India as much as it covers a partnership with any combo of fore...
by Victor
03 Feb 2015 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

Ah, it is cold soaking. Just looked it up and it means the fuel is very cold. When a plane lands after a flight at high altitude, it is said to be cold soaked. The test LCA got cold soaked by merely being parked at high altitude.
by Victor
02 Feb 2015 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

HAL MSM volume 5, Issue 103 . The requirement of three consecutive starts for the LCA main engine has been a long felt need . The work of these two engineers is indeed praiseworthy but why is there a "long felt" need for 3 consecutive starts? Do we have a similar requirement for the Migs ...
by Victor
02 Feb 2015 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

The bleed air from the engine is first fed to a heat exchanger housed at the base of the fin marked in the following diagram. Since this air is hot (about 600 degrees), the exhaust duct is metallic along with the skin of the spin just aft of the exhaust. The cooled air continues to pass through the...
by Victor
02 Feb 2015 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

When the RPM reaches the 'start rpm' (typically about 20%), the flow fuel is started into the combustion chamber and an ignition is provided. I was under the impression it's the other way around. Ignitors are activated first and only after a certain rpm is reached is the fuel injected for burn. The...
by Victor
01 Feb 2015 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

Regarding APU, they are designed to produce electrical power when the main engine is not running to operate accessories like internal lights, air conditioning etc. For fighters, a dedicated starter to start the main engine and EPU for the cockpit are sufficient so LCA probably doesn't have one. Rega...
by Victor
01 Feb 2015 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

I'm finding it difficult to understand what you wrote so bear with me. The start-up/shut-down sequence as I understand it is: JFS start JFS spool-up Main engine engage Main engine spool-up/JFS shut off Main engine ignition & light off Main engine shut off Main engine spool-down Main engine turbi...
by Victor
01 Feb 2015 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

With three consecutive start-ups of its engine after overnight soak in extreme cold(around -15ºC) conditions of Laddakh winter, that too without any external assistance, Tejas, the Indian Light Combat Aircraft has achieved yet another and a rare distinction. Starting the fighter aircraft under such...
by Victor
31 Jan 2015 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US Relations : News and Discussion
Replies: 3947
Views: 93270

Re: India-US Relations : News and Discussion

Part of the identity problem is that when one says he is Jewish-American, he may have come from Israel, Russia or any of several countries in Europe. Same for Latin-Americans and South America, Chinese-Americans and Asia. But Indian-Americans come only from India. Even Pakis and BDs call themselves ...
by Victor
31 Jan 2015 04:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 13782

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

Chaiwala making chai for a cook's grandson, both leaders of the 2 greatest democracies. Doesn't get more symbolic than this.
by Victor
30 Jan 2015 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 13782

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

Another great Beating The Retreat this year and great presentation by DD too.
by Victor
29 Jan 2015 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4227
Views: 683467

Re: Small Arms Thread

Before giving up on INSAS and going in for foreign guns is it possible to hand over the blueprints to an Indian private company like Kalyani to see if it is salvagable? Give them 3 months to make a determination yes or no and fund it. Or are only foreign private companies allowed to make guns for In...
by Victor
29 Jan 2015 00:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 98110

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

4 out of 7 Ecuadorian Dhruvs have been lost in 5 years. Replacing them is not going to be enough even if Ecuador accepts them: India’s ‘Dhruv’ Helicopter falls under the Scanner as Ecuador Expresses Dissatisfaction India’s flagship defence export, the ‘Dhruv’ Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), has com...
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

Amen to the last sentence. His actions will tell us all we need to know. Rest is guesswork.
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

1. The IAF's business is defending the territory of India, not running factories. I agree with this. But given the utter failure of HAL/DRDO/ADA in its eyes, it is desperately looking for competitors to fill the space. Thankfully Modi feels that way too so we will see some big changes soon no doubt...
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

[ still waiting for your rebuttals to the replies to your Tejas infographic posts ;). I rebutted every argument made but if you found something not answered to your satisfaction, I'll try to find the time to look into it. Again, please cut out the gratuitous bullsh!t. You don't need to crawl around...
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

IAF contends the HAL chief should be someone who "understands aerospace concepts" and can "transform" HAL into a cutting-edge company, capable of delivering on time What HAL got was an ex-Railways guy to run it. This is completely nonsensical - if anything a "railways guy&q...
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 07:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

Ah, the resident aerodynamics expert WBUH (wikipedia be upon him,) who can't convert miles into kilometers, is back punching keys at the keyboard. And I thought something major must have happened to see this kind of activity in the thread. And I suppose you are the expert who everyone should bow to...
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 05:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

I see the IN doing things which were not possible 20-30-40 years ago, and they're growing from strength to strength. At the same time I see the IAF does not seem to have taken responsibility for indigenization even 68 years after independence! Here's what the top Navy people have said: ...When I sa...
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

Well done karan m. looks like you do pay attention after all. But you don't have the stuff it takes to refute what I've written so on with the abuse and name-calling.
by Victor
28 Jan 2015 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

^ Darn it, I thought I was being aggressive, not defensive. Sheesh. But the fact that is staring us in the face and some refuse to see is that the LCA is not "far more capable" than any IAF fighter yet. Do you really think the IAF is filled with desh drohi idiots who will not take a "...
by Victor
27 Jan 2015 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

^ I don't expect anyone to have clarity if they're OK with bashing IAF while ignoring the facts on the ground. IAF doesn't and cannot act by itself and if someone can't see that, they need something more urgent than clarity. IAF reports to MoD and we need to look for MoD's actions for pointers. Let ...
by Victor
27 Jan 2015 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 102931

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

Hey Victor, you are not worth my time. Go waste somebody else's. But that wasn't aimed at you. I'm just calling out your lack of clarity and obvious bent for others to note. Everything you write is bereft of rationale. And DRDO/HAL can parrot their stuff well enough without you trotting out their g...
by Victor
27 Jan 2015 21:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Eastern Europe/Ukraine
Replies: 4026
Views: 78408

Re: Eastern Europe/Ukraine

Deans wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGEMEH-wxlY&x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534

English speaking soldier caught on camera in Mariupol (tells the reporter `out of my face' @ 0.13) - shown
on a Ukrainian TV channel.

American military, unmistakable.
by Victor
26 Jan 2015 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 13782

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

Not inviting Kejri, letting him whine about it and then calling him aam abdul was a masterstroke just before elections.
by Victor
26 Jan 2015 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 13782

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

Mig-29 and US planes fly together in Luftwaffe AFAIK. The Migs came with E. Germany.
by Victor
26 Jan 2015 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 13782

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

Historical uniforms from pre Brit days would be good for some of the military units.

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