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by Gyan
24 Mar 2019 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 316
Views: 66632

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

It means 8 LCA produced in Financial Year 2018-2019?
by Gyan
19 Mar 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425254

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201903181073334413-india-pakistan-firing/ One Indian soldier was killed and three more seriously injured in an exchange of fire early in the morning between Indian and Pakistani forces, an Indian military official told Sputnik. The incident took place in the Makwal sect...
by Gyan
14 Mar 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2484
Views: 490948

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

On another note, what we need for fighter aircraft on urgent basis for a shooting war is :-

Jammers
Towed decoys
Derby ER
LOTS of spares for our existing fleet
More heavy PGMs like spice, kh series, kab series etc
by Gyan
14 Mar 2019 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2484
Views: 490948

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

Do not forget that USA was fighting a loosing war in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia in 1971 and had no interest or stomach for any other confrontation. West was getting it in the balls in Africa, ME & Latin America and it was peak time of Soviet power.
by Gyan
11 Mar 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 493
Views: 131774

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M wrote:basically Rudra M1 is NGARM .



NGARM has a oddly small warhead of 60kg compared to HARM, KH-31, KH-58 of 150kg. Wonder why?
by Gyan
05 Mar 2019 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425254

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

can GE be postponed for say six months..?? To my limited understanding, next session of Lok Sabha has to be called within 6 months of last session of Lok Sabha The last session of Lok Sabha was on 13 February 2019 therefore the next session must be called before 13th August 2019 The tenure of Lok S...
by Gyan
05 Mar 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 425254

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

News is coming in that the Pakis have arrested Abdul Rauf Asghar, the brother of Masood Azhar along with 44 other JeM members. Smart Rakshaks know this is simply protective custody, as yesterday Modiji threatened to follow them into Pataal itself to eliminate them. Housing of Terrorists in Police &...
by Gyan
03 Mar 2019 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42136

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

It is my first post mentioning Lavi. In any case, if we are using well researched ideas then it's good & not bad thing.

I have no idea about what is required from Canards, so I was asking.
by Gyan
03 Mar 2019 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42136

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

Anyone Checked out the design of Lavi? It seems to have Canard layout similar to LCA MK2 where Trailing edge of canard overlaps the leading edge of main wing. Also how many degree of movement is required from canards for effective use? Some Rafale pics show canards turned almost at 60° while LCA MK2...
by Gyan
27 Feb 2019 16:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I think Pak made a shallow attack. Bombs fell in empty area. Even Pakistan said no human loss on Indian side. Our 2 mig-21s detected and chased formation of 8 F-16s well into Pakistan. Our little tigers Shot down one f-16 down inside Pakistan. But one our own got shot down in this skirmish within Pa...
by Gyan
27 Feb 2019 13:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Moderators pls issue temporary ban on anyone posting Paki site for any reason.

If there is anything newsworthy on a Paki site, then I am sure moderator can themselves post it.
by Gyan
27 Feb 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Folks, we are in undeclared local war. Maybe content needs to be moderated a bit more, as lot of folks are turning to this page for authentic information. Facts - 1. PAF intruded in Naushera sector. 2. IAF intercepted a flight of 3 F-16s. 3. F-16s drops their payload on 4 locations, status unknown....
by Gyan
26 Feb 2019 20:15
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 125728

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Randi TV is trying to build a narrative of shallow penetration strike. Actually glide weapons 1000kg class released by maneuvering low flying fighter may not range of more than 5-10 km compared to ideal brochure range of 60km. Off course in future swarm OF SAAW, SDB, Garuda etc may be released with ...
by Gyan
26 Feb 2019 08:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.
Replies: 200
Views: 11137

Re: Upcoming India-Pakistan War - Force Balances, Strategy, Tactics, etc.

My take:- Pak has 500 functioning tank vs 5000 Indian tanks & 100,000 ATGMs. Our holding of night sights & thermal imagers for infantry is inadequate. Pak has some Navy perhaps, India has Coast Guard and ....... The main problem in my view is around 75 Pak F-16s and 500 AMRAAM C5 missiles. O...
by Gyan
26 Feb 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

The window of preparing for action ends in first week of March. Thereafter elections will be announced & police forces will start deploying for internal security duties.

There is no indication of major military movement on Indian side. I really wonder what's going on.
by Gyan
24 Feb 2019 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42136

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

Super Articles by IR & NR.

Can I ask a layperson question:-

Are the canards of IAF MK2 big enough? Do they have adequate degrees of movement?

Same question for horizontal tail ie Stabilators of NCLA MK2?
by Gyan
24 Feb 2019 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 195
Views: 42136

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

The important differences between Mirage 2000 and MWF shall be

Longer Range
Better low speed & low altitude maneuver ability
Better take off and landing run
Better radar, avionics, maaws & Spj
Better RCS

What else we need? How much difference is there between 747, 777, 380 etc?
by Gyan
21 Feb 2019 20:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208533

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

I think MWF = LCA MK2 specifications are achievable. It falls between Mirage 2000 and F-16XL both of which are 30-40 year old designs. See below for lazy jingos

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Dynamics_F-16XL

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Mirage_2000
by Gyan
21 Feb 2019 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4627
Views: 815102

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Non after burning Kaveri engine is supposed to be used for UVAV.

Also I feel it can be used for LIFT LCA which is being contemplated by HAL
by Gyan
21 Feb 2019 08:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208533

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

One of the areas where LCA MK2 may be able to do weight optimisation is landing gear, compared to LCA MK1. 6500 kg payload capacity may not all be used only for weapons as 3000-3500kg may go for fuel tanks in long range missions. Though I think that we must order 1 extra squadron of MK1 and 2 extra ...
by Gyan
17 Feb 2019 21:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208533

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

Guys take a hundred pics of MWF at Def Expo, so that we have enough material for discussion for next two years.
by Gyan
17 Feb 2019 08:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

We should fund Freedom Fighters of Pakistan and Organise help to them from all three directions of India, Iran and Afghanistan. We should impose punitive custom duties on Chinese imports because China is a major lever against Pakistan. We can easily impose duties on low tech non essential Chinese im...
by Gyan
15 Feb 2019 19:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155771

Re: Pulwama Attack

Withdraw MFN from China. Ban all non essential & low tech item imports from China. Impose higher duties on other imports from China. Use the collection from higher customs duties to help freedom fighters in Pakistan.

But import lobby udas ho jaaygi!
by Gyan
12 Feb 2019 08:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 208533

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

Empty shell weight would be different from equipped weight which would include partitions, buffers, actuators, wiring, hydraulics, connectors, fasteners, seals, sensors, batteries, motors, pumps, nuts, bolts, screws, paint etc
by Gyan
27 Jan 2019 12:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834678

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

I think we should concentrate on MKIA & refine its weight further to get the desired performance. Canards on MK2 Sound like a complicated, long, one off project as wing design of AMCA & UCAV is different. Would it be better to drop MK2 & go for LCA MK 3 using AMCA type wingplan layout, w...
by Gyan
26 Jan 2019 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4579
Views: 774759

Re: Small Arms Thread

Aditya_V wrote:But can't help on how much the cancellation of Denel AMR in 2004 as aCBM with Pakis harmed us. I hope the army also procured lots of Vidwanshuks


BSF 100 Vidhwansak
Army Zero
Production - The End
by Gyan
20 Jan 2019 17:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834678

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

Did anyone notice reference to Kalam interest in Astra missile in 1988???

Though even I have seen first pics of the initial design by 1994.
by Gyan
20 Jan 2019 17:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834678

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

Another view of the modern dog fights is that a fighter aircraft never gets an opportunity for full/complete turns and it's more like a slash attack, where Delta wing dominates due to high ITR. Israel used this strategy with Its Mirages.
by Gyan
11 Jan 2019 12:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 453930

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Our Avros, An-32s, IL-76 have huge amount of service life left and C-17 are underutilized. We need to concentrate on buying spares & setting up hangers and maintenance facilities rather than new acquisitions
by Gyan
04 Jan 2019 15:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834678

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

I think that FOC 2 will be mainly software upgrade, so production clearance has been given. Though I hope components of all 28 aircraft will be ordered in one go rather than piece meal 10+10+8 HAL also needs to accelerate production to atleast 10-12 per annum. More importantly, it's high time IAF &a...
by Gyan
04 Jan 2019 00:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11854
Views: 793616

Re: Levant crisis - III

Brasco_Aad ‏ @Brasco_Aad 31 Dec 2018 More -Breaking- Moroccan troops r ready to deployed in Northern Syria alongside Egyptian & UAE troops, with Syrian & Russian blessing. Mohammed bin Zayed has asked King Mohammed VI of Morocco to deploy Moroccan troops in this part of Syria to counter Tur...
by Gyan
30 Dec 2018 19:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2490
Views: 335802

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Talking to some major textile & garment companies of India, I can assure that India & Bangladesh has eaten the lunch of Pakistanis in exports.

Earlier Pakistan was Bhikkaridesh & Bangladesh was Nangadesh. Now Pakistan alone is BhookhaNangadesh.
by Gyan
30 Dec 2018 18:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834678

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

The only possible instruction to avoid time gap is to allow HAL to start manufacturing second batch aircraft without waiting for formal FOC
by Gyan
28 Dec 2018 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2449
Views: 293422

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

Pakistani economy cannot improve without 75% cut in security & military budget.
by Gyan
28 Dec 2018 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 493
Views: 131774

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Both Prahaar & Pralay programs seem to moving at snail pace while Pinaka -3 (300mm diameter version) has disappeared.
by Gyan
28 Dec 2018 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2484
Views: 490948

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

These numbers tell us the story. If IAF goes for 2 more Su-30 sqd, 2 more Rafale, 2 LCA, instead of MMRCA 2, it will get those sqd much faster than MMRCA 2.0,cheaper and frankly no loss of capability! For Rafale order 1 more and then after a while order one more direct buy, using some excuse. HAL c...
by Gyan
28 Dec 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2484
Views: 490948

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

Purchasing the Jaguar may have been operational necessity but ending Marut programme was criminal. Navy has shown vision in this aspect by continuing with all indigenous programs. IAF & Army go out of their way to end indigenous programs whenever import is possible (even for small things like Ca...
by Gyan
28 Dec 2018 11:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834678

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

All 40 LCA are expected to be delivered by 2022 ie Max production rate would be 8 per annum Its say plan is to ramp to 16/per yr by 2020. Interview makes lot of contradictory statements about 16 per annum. But overall reading indicates that proposal for Rs. 1300 crore investment to enhance producti...
by Gyan
27 Dec 2018 23:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 834678

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

http://www.businessworld.in/amp/article/-HAL-Is-Working-To-Deliver-Remaining-Tejas-To-IAF-By-March-2019-/26-12-2018-165552/#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s HAL working to deliver remaining Tejas by March 2019. All 40 LCA are expected to be delivered by 2022 ie Max p...

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