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by raghuk
22 Mar 2019 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1525
Views: 189164

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

satnav transceivers are quite large and require a lot of power, will not fit in an amraam, doubt it makes practical sense to fit it into a regular F16 the 'kill switch' is basically an unkil agent telling babuloge that 'trust us, they won't do anything, we have their golas in our amritraj like grip...
by raghuk
26 Feb 2019 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 36884

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

Does SPORT also qualify for Malaysian bid ? I know I'm getting too much excited after watching this. No because the radar, jammer, HMD and likely even this display HW are Israeli. Display hardware is Indian sir. And the software has been written in 20 days by our guys at the ARDC. The lead develope...
by raghuk
24 Feb 2019 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 34820

Re: Aero India 2019

Anantha Krishnan M is doing an amazing job at his twitter feed, taking 2 min videos of various firms and programs, including some rare birds like the RUAV from HAL. The energy of the youngsters is palpable as is their competence and optimism. https://twitter.com/writetake Rotary UAV RUAV guys are d...
by raghuk
13 Feb 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 106773

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

nam wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1095648013844992002

Mig 35 met all AQSR parameters


If this is true, our procurement is a funny saga :D

I'm not a russophile but I always felt that the Mig 35 was unjustly ignored.
Cheers!
by raghuk
03 Feb 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2293
Views: 264407

Re: Military Flight Safety

A post from one of our guys who was personally involved in the process. I just wanted to put it in here because Twitter is filled with opinionated folks with very little understanding and information. "I feel I owe an apology and clarification to the BoB. Let me explain the process and what hap...
by raghuk
08 Jan 2019 20:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 833529

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Feels like I´m the oldest one here. I remember reading about the LCA in a Jane´s book in the 80´s about future fighters, It feautured a Gripen in a smashing splinter-camoflage alá Viggen, it also had an Israeli fighter called "Kfir" (wich was ¨the name of a fighter in south america but th...
by raghuk
21 Dec 2018 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A new MGB is almost a new helicopter. And it really doesn't make economic sense to Design test and operationalize one for minor performance benefits given the numbers. Its better to build a bigger heli optimised for sea level ops which is what the NMRH or the IMRH-Navy is.
by raghuk
09 Nov 2018 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 452702

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Spin chute
by raghuk
19 Apr 2018 08:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 657595

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

From the little interaction I had at DefExpo, everybody wants the LCH either free of cost or at any price we may quote depending on the country. Almost the same with the tejas but we can only make so many of both. Cheers! Didn't get the "free of cost" part..but it seems the sentiment is p...
by raghuk
18 Apr 2018 21:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 657595

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

From the little interaction I had at DefExpo, everybody wants the LCH either free of cost or at any price we may quote depending on the country. Almost the same with the tejas but we can only make so many of both.
Cheers!
by raghuk
04 Apr 2018 22:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208318

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Regarding the canard I think it is there more to provide the required instability(forward lifting surface). Without the canard the Mk2 would become excessively stable and not be as agile. Also it would lose the tag of being the most unstable aircraft ;)
by raghuk
09 Dec 2017 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Kakkaji wrote: HAL does not learn anything from this project that it does not already know.

JMT

Coaxial contra rotating Rotor and gear box.
by raghuk
05 Oct 2017 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ Raghuk, i understand where this is coming from. I clearly say that cyclic is part of "MGB-rotor system" in my post. You cleverly say that cyclic is not part of MGB but is part of rotor system. then accuse me of "spread false statements as facts". I request you to clearly bring...
by raghuk
05 Oct 2017 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I have written a rebuttal to that matheswaran piece but sadly can't post it here. Matheswaran is not the guy I would trust with things pertaining to indigenous aircraft/helos. This doesn't in any way demean his very significant contribution to the IAF.
by raghuk
05 Oct 2017 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ Saar, IMHO, HAL's fix of the gearbox is controversial. 1. A 2-stage Main Gear Box was decided during ALH design phase, when the technology collaborator (MBB and ZF Transmission, both from Germany) had little experience for such a design at the higher power ratings of Dhruv.(Apparently it is "...
by raghuk
12 Sep 2017 06:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 571801

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The initial builds and the first of the "100% Indigenous raw material" aircraft will be horrendously expensive. But I suppose people will take it because it would be from a super efficient private sector entity and not a tax money sucking useless PSU like HAL.
Cheers!
by raghuk
13 Mar 2017 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Aditya G wrote:HAL Dhruv got some competition from Airbus.

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Weight class and performance on paper are quite similar.

No! Dhruv will always remain unchallenged.

Cheers!
by raghuk
22 Feb 2017 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

What do you think HAL's Engine division in Bangalore manufactures? The goal was to manufacture 70% of the engine in house. I don't know how far they have reached. That was the plan/goal but was never implemented to benefit imports. They never started hence never reached anywhere. I don't know if yo...
by raghuk
27 Sep 2016 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

not Indian (looking for the right dhaaga actually), but very interesting simple design. Why couldn't HAL think about this? http://www.janes.com/article/64065/next-gen-us-military-helicopters-prepare-for-2017-flights http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sikorsky-2-980x653.jpg Not si...
by raghuk
27 Sep 2016 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

1. Fuel dump pipe
2. HF antenna
3. Tail strike protection
by raghuk
10 Sep 2016 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570269

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Yes, Indranil the gearbox and rotors are designed and manufactured by HAL. And Gyan i don't understand the problem you have with HAL, whatever it is, i request you not to spread lies. The shakti is made in HAL engine division Bangalore. I suggest you please read up before posting stuff or atleast as...

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