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by ashishvikas
19 Jan 2019 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3543
Views: 376467

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

L&T FICV hull and chasis can be seen in this picture..

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/sta ... 2001530880
by ashishvikas
16 Jan 2019 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Is Tejas going to fly plast on Republic day this time as well ?
by ashishvikas
09 Jan 2019 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Livefist tweets :

Nice! The LCA Tejas heads to Langkawi, Malaysia for LIMA 2019 in March, its 2nd foreign sojourn after the Bahrain Air Show in 2016. Will be part of the flying display.

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/108 ... 65760?s=19
by ashishvikas
09 Jan 2019 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Malaysia shows interest in India's Tejas fighter jets, may buy 30 of them By Ajai Shukla | January 09 2019 https://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/current-affairs/malaysia-shows-interest-in-india-s-tejas-fighter-jets-may-buy-30-of-them-119010900029_1.html?1547002132&__twitter_impression=t...
by ashishvikas
07 Jan 2019 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

^^^ Tweets Vishnu : Ma'am ... does the Rs. 50,000 crores for 83 Tejas Mk 1As you have mentioned include the cost of weaponry because when we reported this earlier, each Tejas was coming to Rs.463 crore. Even adding simulator and infrastructure costs, this doesn't seem to add up to 50K cr. Angad : Vi...
by ashishvikas
02 Jan 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2113
Views: 393365

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

Indian Air Force : Combat aircraft Type : Active + Ordered Jaguar M/S : 130 MiG-21 : 244 MiG-27 : 84 MiG-29 : 66 Mirage 2000H/I : 45 Rafale B/C : 36 Su-30MKI : 198 + 53 T-50 (Sukhoi) : 144* Tejas LCA : 4 + 116 Pakistan Air Force : Combat aircraft Type : Active + Ordered F-7 : 136 F-16A/C : 45 JF-17...
by ashishvikas
02 Jan 2019 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 452
Views: 111249

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan Air Force : Combat aircraft
Type : Active + Ordered
F-7 : 136
F-16A/C : 45
JF-17 :70+28+50*
Mirage IIIEP/OF/RP : 69
Mirage 5EF/F/PA: 90

Source: Flight International 2018 by Flight Global.
by ashishvikas
01 Jan 2019 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

As far as FOC for the Tejas Mk-1 is concerned, 90% of radar & EW functionality had been achieved according to people in the know. The full functionality software upgrade could even be done after induction.Gun vibration tests had shown that the mounting needed some stiffening. https://twitter.com...
by ashishvikas
30 Dec 2018 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1763
Views: 247319

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Upgraded Arjun tank on trial
‘Mark1-A’ version to have better firing capability, mobility, lesser weight
Posted at: Dec 30, 2018, 1:59 AM

https://www.tribuneindia.com/mobi/news/ ... 06089.html
by ashishvikas
11 Dec 2018 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

India selects IAI/Elta Systems radar and EW suite for Tejas LCA Mk 1A
Rahul Bedi, New Delhi - Jane's Defence Weekly
10 December 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/85107/ind ... -lca-mk-1a
by ashishvikas
07 Dec 2018 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

A salute to AM Nambiar! https://salute.co.in/military-modernisation-indian-air-force/ June-July 2018 MILITARY MODERNISATION: INDIAN AIR FORCE August 20, 2018 by Air Marshal R. Nambiar More at the link. From this, IAF expects LCA Mk2 should lift at least 6.5 tons of weapon load as compared to LCA I ...
by ashishvikas
06 Dec 2018 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 990359

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

'The Made in India weapon system called the Man Portable Anti Tank Guide Missile (MP-ATGM) is progressing very fast and is going to go for its second trial soon. The Army is now planning to go for the indigenous system over the Spike missile,' top government sources told MyNation. https://www.mynati...
by ashishvikas
15 Nov 2018 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Rakesh wrote: its Tejas Division (Line 1=5) Hawk Line Kiran Hanger (Line 1A = 3) Second Line @ Nekkundi erstwhile Hawk Line(Line 2 =8) Su-30MkI line (Line 3) proposed Corrections above. There are couple of mentions that the second line was proposed at Nekkundi, but never happened. Hawk production f...
by ashishvikas
13 Nov 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

what's happening in 3rd assembly line ? Looks all SPs (till SP22)are getting build in first 2 lines only.

There's another one which was earlier building Hawks and was told it will be assembling 8 Tejas/year.
by ashishvikas
11 Nov 2018 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Sir, Sorry to say but expected dates are from HAL.. and on previous occasions they didn't meet those promises.

So, lets wait for SP12 to make first flight.. just a week.
by ashishvikas
11 Nov 2018 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

HAL ramps up Tejas production SP-12, SP-14 and SP-16 are with the LCA Tejas Division, SP-13 and SP-15 are with the second production line at the Aircraft Division. The SP-12 fighter is ready to undergo a full performance EGR (engine ground run) signalling that it will be ready to kiss the skies for...
by ashishvikas
11 Oct 2018 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

India's Minister of State for Defence has said:
'IAF’s resolve to wholeheartedly support the indigenous LCA programme by committing to procure *18 squadrons* of LCA and its variants endorsing its capability is notable and praiseworthy'.

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/105 ... 17248?s=19
by ashishvikas
10 Oct 2018 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

I think IR said 6 is more realistic. And officially 8 was the target for this FY. doing 12 would actually mean overachieving! :D If that happens then we all BRF members should host a get together and mandatory lungi dance to be performed by all ! :D Nevertheless - Extremely happy to see SP-11 in ai...
by ashishvikas
08 Oct 2018 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Ok. But do we need a mud mover in light of payload? No. Tejas will take care of the roles of mig-27 and Jaguar. The IAF chief said that it is envisioned to take on the roles of MiG-29 and Mirage-2000 as well. For MK1A, will there be a dedicated hardpoint for the EW pod? Currently the Tejas has 8 ha...
by ashishvikas
07 Oct 2018 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 163677

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

JayS wrote:Guess what is this..? :mrgreen:

Image


Final ?
by ashishvikas
01 Oct 2018 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4773
Views: 624232

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

If only the Tatra truck is replaced by TATA or ASHOK Leyland 8X8. I hope OFB does not give lazy BEML the opportunity to show topline growth every year just by doing screwdrivergiri. Pretty stupid to buy foreign stuff when Indian products would atleast be equal if not better. Tatra is in a different...
by ashishvikas
01 Oct 2018 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529743

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Also ALH production is currently ahead of schedule. The forces cannot absorb the helis at the rate that HAL is producing. Yes, you read it right! They are waiting on HAL tarmac for the forces to take delivery. IR, do you have any information how many ALH are on order ? and what's current production...
by ashishvikas
30 Sep 2018 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3834
Views: 529743

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL produced 40 aircraft and helicopters. :!: What's current order book for helicopters with HAL. Production capacity for Dhruv was 36/yr.. So why we are making so few of them now. https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/hindustan-aeronautics-records-highest-ever-turnover-cmd-r-madhavan/a...
by ashishvikas
27 Sep 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Also, SJha answered one of question : are we on track for 12 this year? Question is coming bcoz just 1 have been produced till now in current year. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1044851828649848833 ---> HAL says it is. We still have six months to go before we come to end of fiscal 2018-19. let...
by ashishvikas
27 Sep 2018 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Yagnasri wrote:We can invest more to at least make it 24 units per year if not 32 by 2027 to cut the time short and churn out Mk2s in large numbers. Mk2 will be new Mig21 for us.


HAL Chairman had claimed earlier to achieve 24/yr with current setup only with higher Outsourcing.
by ashishvikas
22 Sep 2018 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

‘The Tejas Mk II Is Expected To Form The Bulk Of The Indian Air Force’ Says IAF Deputy Chief Air Marshal Nambiar https://t.co/99699zscU8 AM Nambiar spoke to Delhi Defence Review’s Chandrashekhar Bhattacharyya (CB) CB: The IAF is in the middle of inducting a plethora of new air assets, and you have p...
by ashishvikas
20 Sep 2018 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 990359

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Here's what Bharat Dynamics Limited has to say about Amogha III.

https://t.co/VR9tZYr59L
by ashishvikas
20 Sep 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

and Sjha tweets after going through last few pages here: https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1042665037620363264 ---> According to people in the know, HAL is on track to deliver 10-12 Tejas Mk-Is this financial year. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1042665987072376832 ---> The biggest problem be...
by ashishvikas
18 Sep 2018 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 990359

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

2 regiments of upgraded Akash Missile Systems cleared by DAC. https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1041960194866073601 India's Defence Acquisition Council has approved the acquisition of two regiments of the upgraded Akash-1S surface to air missile for the Indian Army's Air Defence Corps. Akash-1S ...
by ashishvikas
18 Sep 2018 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 990359

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I believe, Sjha monitor BRF regularly. According to Indian DPSU, Bharat Dynamics Limited, besides the SACLOS Amogha-I & Amogha-II anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), they are also developing an imaging infrared seeker equipped 3rd generation fire and forget ATGM called Amogha-III. https://twitter....
by ashishvikas
18 Sep 2018 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 990359

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Other than propulsion & warhead, VEM Technologies, Hyderabad fabricated all the other subsystems of MPATGM in collaboration with DRDO.

https://t.co/9RJgvOdMlj
by ashishvikas
16 Sep 2018 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 990359

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

From above pictures, isn't it looking little bigger ? for being Man Portable.
by ashishvikas
14 Sep 2018 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Sorry to bug you again but what's status of SP11 , it's more than 1.5 months since SP10 flew first time.
by ashishvikas
10 Sep 2018 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

^^ they are doing it quite quickly now.. I thought moving to actually transferring of fuel after dry contact will take months.. but it all happened so quickly.
Congratulations :D
by ashishvikas
04 Sep 2018 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

India's Tejas Fighter Tests Mid-Air Refueling For The First Time by Vishnu Som | Updated: September 04, 2018 16:59 IST The test conducted on Tuesday, shortly after 1 pm, involved a 'dry' link up. In other words, there was no fuel which was actually exchanged between the Indian Air Force Il-78 tanker...
by ashishvikas
03 Sep 2018 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

When should be SP11 coming out.. any news ?
by ashishvikas
23 Jun 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3523
Views: 743043

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

Do we know how many flight hours in these 4000 sorties? If you ask nicely I think LCA FB page admin might tell you the number. My guestimate is it should be somewhere in 2700-3000Hrs. ADA insiders says as on June 20, 16 platforms from LCA flight-line logged 4,005 sorties clocking 2596.10 hours in t...
by ashishvikas
27 May 2018 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 163677

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

Interview/ S. Christopher, chairman, DRDO But, the drag has been on conventional platforms—combat aircraft especially. The Light Combat Aircraft programme has been on for some time. But, in the last few years, we got the induction, squadron formation all done. The credit goes to [former defence min...

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