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by ashishvikas
21 Sep 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

HAL readies new variant of Tejas ahead of maiden flight Anantha Krishnan M September 21, 2019 05:20 PM IST The first Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter from the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) block, SP-21, is set for independent and integrated system checks at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (H...
by ashishvikas
19 Sep 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13711

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

From An old report of 2016, HAL projects it will build the first two HTT-40 trainers in 2018, eight in 2019, and reach its capacity of 20 a year from 2020 . It seems, there was a plan of - 8 first year and then 20/yr from 2nd year own-wards. https://www.indiatoday.in/india/delhi/story/htt-40-10-thin...
by ashishvikas
18 Sep 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

DRDO Sources: Third firing of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile was successfully carried out by Air Force and Defence Research and Development Organisation today. The missile hit the live aerial target near Odisha at maximum range of approximately 90 km.

https://t.co/1f0e9hMP8A
by ashishvikas
18 Sep 2019 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13711

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

IAF may order 70 basic trainers made by HAL https://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/iaf-turns-to-hal-for-70-basic-trainers/story-QwR9nVF1qbDwkwNfdQyBfP.html The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to start the official process within three months for the possible purchase of 70 locally produced basic trai...
by ashishvikas
13 Sep 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

BEL bags Rs 5,357 crore Defence ministry contract for Akash Missile system BENGALURU: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) Friday said it has won order worth Rs 5,357 crores for seven squadrons of Akash Missile System for the Indian Air Force. BEL has signed a contract with the Min...
by ashishvikas
10 Sep 2019 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Even the baseline Akash SAM has demonstrated counter-PGM capability having successfully intercepted SPICE 2000 glide bombs during acceptance trials as revealed by @DRDO_India. DRDO says that it can intercept targets at altitudes as low as 30 metres. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/11712852630598...
by ashishvikas
08 Sep 2019 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Security Scan - Kamov Ka-226T Ka-226T is a light twin engine multi role helicopter manufactured by Russian Helicopters. It can be used for surveillance , reconnaissance , search and rescue mission and transportation of cargo and troops . It is designed for operations in hard to reach areas and toug...
by ashishvikas
07 Sep 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710488

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

Great news breaking in from the hangars of #HAL that the desi BTA # HTT40 finally undertakes the 6-turn spin successfully today. The flight was piloted by Gp Capt K K Venugopal (Retd) & Gp Capt S Chaki (Retd). The BTA had done the 5-turn spin on Sept 4. Congrats ARDC. @akananth https://twitter.c...
by ashishvikas
06 Sep 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710488

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

$7 B order for 83 LCA fighters by year-end
$3 B deal for Airbus C295 transport aircraft
$768 M Akash missiles "in weeks"

http://www.sps-aviation.com/news/?id=62 ... ence-deals
by ashishvikas
06 Sep 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

$7 B order for 83 LCA fighters by year-end The IAF expects HAL to deliver 16 LCA Mk 1A fighters every year. HAL's MS Velpari announced that an elaborate ecosystem had been established for the timely manufacture of the LCA. "HAL will only be the integrator. Not one of the 5,000 components for th...
by ashishvikas
05 Sep 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL Hindustan Aeronautics Limited , Tumkur: Please see pictures of upcoming HAL Tumkur plant.

https://goo.gl/maps/jmJe51Kjx4CzZcbK8

Very slow progress. I don't think this is going to be ready in next 5 years with this pace. Disappointing.

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by ashishvikas
05 Sep 2019 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

For the records.. Light Utility Helicopter Clears High Weather Tests at Himalayas https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/1169519371263201280?s=19 #JustIn HAL says its Light Utility Helicopter #LUH has successfully demonstrated high altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions in the Himalayas...
by ashishvikas
05 Sep 2019 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430869

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

In a big boost for defence forces, Cabinet clears procurement of Akash missile system at Rs 5500 crore According to a report by Times Now channel, the Cabinet cleared the purchase of Air Defence missile system Akash worth Rs 5500 crore. The clearance from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) was...
by ashishvikas
03 Sep 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2258
Views: 428636

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Abhyas: A drone or a destroyer? https://www.theweek.in/news/sci-tech/2019/09/02/abhyas-drone-that-acts-as-decoy-aircraft-subsonic-missile.html Abhyas can act as a decoy aircraft and a high speed subsonic missile Pradip R Sagar By Pradip R Sagar September 02, 2019 18:36 IST With the development of A...
by ashishvikas
31 Aug 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11167

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/zhaWSuL.jpg Remote weapon station Sharang by L&T. L&T Displays New SHARANG RWS – Asian Aerospace latest industry news & Asia Defence Technology trends https://www.asiatrade.com.au/lt-displays-new-sharang-rws-asian-aerospace-latest-industry-news-asia-defence-technolog...
by ashishvikas
30 Aug 2019 17:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 446008

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Security Scan - AMCA- Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft

https://youtu.be/PlNlj-HpbDk
by ashishvikas
25 Aug 2019 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

83 LCAs Order: HAL may finally agree to lower price http://m.timesofindia.com/articleshow/70823895.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst According to sources privy to the negotiations, HAL quoted Rs 450 crore per aircraf t as the basic price. “MoD and IAF (cust...
by ashishvikas
24 Aug 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

My guess on production schedule 2019-2020 Nil 2020-2021 LCA MKI FOC =8 2021-2022 LCA MKI FOC =8 2022-2023 NIL 2023-2024 LCA MKI Two Seaters FOC =8 2024-2025 Nil 2025-2026 MKIA =8 Unless cancelled in favor of MK2 or RV2 my belief 19-20 3 20-21 8 21-22 8 (including trainers) 22-23 trainers After trai...
by ashishvikas
23 Aug 2019 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Flying & fighting in the Sukhoi Su-30 ‘Flanker’: A pilot interview

https://hushkit.net/2019/07/20/flying-f ... interview/
by ashishvikas
23 Aug 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76014

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

ADA will unveil the LCA Tejas Mark II with a heavier stand-off weapon capacity in the 75th year of India’s independence, in 2022, and the long-awaited indigenous fighter, which will be manufactured by state-owned HAL will go into production by 2025-2026. Indigenous light combat aircraft targeted by ...
by ashishvikas
20 Aug 2019 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710488

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

40 is also the additional number which many of BRFite wanted to be placed for MK1FOC for stablizing production line.

So its Mk.1 vs MKI.
by ashishvikas
19 Aug 2019 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710488

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1163511565858926593 ----> The oldest Jaguars with NavWASS & RR Mk804 engines, were never meant to be upgraded with new engines. These anyway had to be replaced with newer aircraft (Su-30/LCA) - appx 40. There's no connection between 40 more aircraft & engine...
by ashishvikas
13 Aug 2019 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

First FOC aircraft which was predicted to come in June 2019, is atleast delayed till Dec 2019. Its possible that no FOC aircraft will be manufactured in 2019-2020. The plan to foist unreasonable requirements like AAR for FOC has worked. I think it will take around 3+ years to manufacture 24MKI FOC ...
by ashishvikas
09 Aug 2019 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

There were series of tweets over time not with exact numbers. 1.The production line will not stop after 16 FOC mk1 and will quickly move to 16 mk1a as on the outward both are same ,only difference is Internal as worried people were asking for mk1a is not developed or still sanctioned. 2. Several va...
by ashishvikas
09 Aug 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

From the tweets the plan of HAL for tejas production is as below. 16 nos FOC mk1 2019-20 16 nos mk1a 2020-21 16 nos mk1a + 8 mk1 Trainer 2021-22 16 nos mk1a+ 8 mk1a Trainer 2022-23 22 nos mk1a+ 2mk1a Trainer 2023-24 3nos mk1a +maybe 18 NLCA mk1 Trainer? 2024-25 Sport Trainer in 2025-27.(40 nos est)...
by ashishvikas
04 Aug 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

2052 is under integration.

Uttam is flying on LCA.

Whichever meets IAF"s requirements will be inducted.

Indigenous EW suite is called UEWS (Unified....) Under development at DARE for LCA.

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/11579 ... 91936?s=19
by ashishvikas
30 Jul 2019 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710488

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

No need to import trainer aircraft, HTT 40 to be ready by December: HAL https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/no-need-to-import-trainer-aircraft-htt-40-to-be-ready-by-december-hal/articleshow/70423760.cms If other nations are ready to place orders, why doesn't @HALHQBLR set up the produ...
by ashishvikas
29 Jul 2019 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710488

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

No need to import trainer aircraft, HTT 40 to be ready by December: HAL https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/no-need-to-import-trainer-aircraft-htt-40-to-be-ready-by-december-hal/articleshow/70423760.cms If other nations are ready to place orders, why doesn't @HALHQBLR set up the produ...
by ashishvikas
29 Jul 2019 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705832

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The first LUH has come out of Tumkur facility this January. IOC is expected by end of this year. No sign of Ka-226 yet. Five years back I had said this would happen. Ka-226 is a geopolitical buy. I am still to see the use case where the Apache can do and two LCHs can't. I will wait till somebody co...
by ashishvikas
14 Jul 2019 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710488

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1150270070951559174 HTT-40 trials are in their last phase. We're doing 2-turn spins regularly. A smooth & safe 6-turn spin, capable of execution by young pilots, is being demonstrated. The aircraft will enter full service soon. There's no hunt. HTT-40 is gettin...
by ashishvikas
09 Jul 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Indian Air Force seeking to acquire 18 more Su-30MKI fighters from Russia https://www.janes.com/article/89763/indian-air-force-seeking-to-acquire-18-more-su-30mki-fighters-from-russia [i]The Indian Air Force (IAF) is seeking to acquire an additional 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter aircraft from...
by ashishvikas
07 Jul 2019 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1078
Views: 305689

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

LRDE's AESA radar has started flight testing on LCA. Let's hope it shapes up well. Good signs so far.

https://t.co/v9PHOt7kyN

During Mk-1A production, we can switch to Indian radar at our will.

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