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by Gyan
21 Feb 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1023
Views: 197282

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: 4561
Views: 792158

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1023
Views: 197282

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1023
Views: 197282

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 & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1923
Views: 109258

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 & History Forum
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 1923
Views: 109258

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1023
Views: 197282

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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: 4510
Views: 750860

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4443
Views: 438150

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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: 11849
Views: 774941

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: 2360
Views: 305829

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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: 2136
Views: 224696

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: 307
Views: 77211

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: 2341
Views: 432219

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: 2341
Views: 432219

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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...
by Gyan
27 Dec 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

srin wrote:^^^
Please re-read the Ajai Shukla blog on this. He mentioned that Elta won the deal and Elisra wasn't allowed to contest.


Perhaps EW suit of Elisra is different from jammer & radar being bought from Elta
by Gyan
24 Dec 2018 11:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 314
Views: 32372

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

Coupled with PV Solar, one needs anything upto 12-18 hours of electricity battery storage. But coupled with large off shore wind turbines, the requirements of battery storage may be reduced to 3-4 hours to maintain 24 hours availability. Off course this has to be coupled with efficient transmission ...
by Gyan
23 Dec 2018 12:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11849
Views: 774941

Re: Levant crisis - III

Ah! U mean Islamic Germany will conquer Islamic France, running over Islamic Belgium like they always do. And all will bray towards Islamagood (Mecca is on the way). Viking Islamo vs European Islamics Vs MiddleEast ISIS Vs Shias will all sit together & peacefully discuss new ways of genocide, r...
by Gyan
23 Dec 2018 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

So many possibilities:-

Uttam radar
Kaveri engine
Gun firing
FOC
LCA trainer from SP series
Astra launch, NGARM Launch
MKIA, unlikely
MK-II, unlikely
by Gyan
22 Dec 2018 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11849
Views: 774941

Re: Levant crisis - III

What a coup that will be if Kurds agree to immediately handover all their territory to Damascus. The SAA could move in quickly, before the Turks attack, and then dare Erdogan to start a shooting war with Syria, Iran and Russia. We always assumed that whatever the outcome of the war, the Kurd parts ...
by Gyan
21 Dec 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2446
Views: 223497

Re: Understanding the US - Again

USA was fighting ISIS which was funded by its allies. So he decided to end the nonsense and now Saudis will have to directly Duke it out with Iranians. May the darkest Green win.
by Gyan
21 Dec 2018 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

Anyone remembers the controversy he created about EJ200 Engine Vs GE 414
T-72 upgrade Vs Arjun
Then Arjun Vs T-90
by Gyan
17 Dec 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3896
Views: 551706

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Steady progress made. Now there is a redesigned GB with reduced components and improvements to deal with wear and tear. I forgot what they call it. We will not hear metal particles going forward, I expect. Fumbled on this one, not sure if it was posted here: http://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/Te...
by Gyan
17 Dec 2018 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1006548

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Gyan, no Air Force will use a BVR as a WVR, it is not about the capability of the missile, but its cost. Most pilots don’t get to fire a BVR in their entire career. India should develop its own WVR. The cost of imported IR guided missile is around Rs 10 crores each now. The cost of indigenous Astra...
by Gyan
16 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

India Eyes Increase In Tejas Jet Fighter Production Rate http://www.defenseworld.net/news/22271/India_Eyes_Increase_in_Tejas_Jet_Fighter_Production_Rate#.XBYvLB6IYwA The Company has received order of 41 Advanced Light Helicopters and 8 Chetak helicopters from Indian Armed Forces in the FY 2017-18. ...
by Gyan
15 Dec 2018 22:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 126552

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I have pointed out repeatedly to no avail that DRDO considers Astra-1 to be CCM ie WVR also due to its high maneuver ability.
by Gyan
15 Dec 2018 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

What is the point of such posts? :roll: The Tejas is way beyond what the Bison or J-7s are capability wise, that there is no point discussing how much of an improvement it is over these types. And if you don't know what those capabilities are, then maybe you should read up first and post later. I t...
by Gyan
15 Dec 2018 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

Israeli, European, US equipment would definitely have interface as they expect their equipment, radar to work or interface with missiles & avionics of multiple different manufacturers. Having said that Israel has taken around one decade each to integrate its own bvr, wvr missiles to its own rada...
by Gyan
14 Dec 2018 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

Our target should be that LCA must be better than Indian upgraded Mig21s & Chinese copy of Mig21s, Rest is bonus.
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

A major advantage of the I-Derby ER is that it uses the same missile envelope. Unlike the AAIM-120D or Meteor, I-Derby ER will be compatible with aircraft currently cleared to carry Derby. RAFAEL claims it will be able to deliver 80% of the Meteor’s performance at a third of its cost. It is also sup...
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

My guess for timeline:- Start of expansion of production line to 16 aircraft Initial Dummy radar within one year to design and test connection points Actual radar for first MKIA within 2 years Bulk supply of Radars within 3 years along with roll out of first MKIA and completion of expansion of produ...
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3843
Views: 810400

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

Derby ER, Astra 2, Astra Ramjet will be adequate for LCA MKIA.

Anyway, I can bet Europeans shall integrate meteor both with ELTA & Uttam, once MKIA starts rolling out.

Shukla is claiming 250km range for meteor missile. Reeeeeaaaalllly. :rotfl:

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