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by JTull
22 Feb 2018 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 502975

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

kurup wrote:Sea to Sea Missile test on 23/24 ...... range 350 km ..... most probably Dhanush

https://twitter.com/kurup89/status/966133600851673090


Alternatively, pontoon launch or Brahmos-A launch would also be offshore.
by JTull
22 Feb 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1297
Views: 209963

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

That's precisely my question. In IAF (or fighters in general), what does it mean to being "declared fit for solo"? Is it to fly solo on the same trainer again or to switch the bird to a single-seater?
by JTull
22 Feb 2018 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1297
Views: 209963

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

I'm just saying from my novice experience of going solo during PPL. Aircraft handling characteristics could be slightly different. Even marginal differences in a high performance bird could get exaggerated.

OTOH, above photo may not be from the first solo flight but could be from a subsequent one.
by JTull
22 Feb 2018 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 171981

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

If true, this deployment could be to benchmark it against the same defences that are being probed by the Israeli F-35s.
by JTull
22 Feb 2018 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1297
Views: 209963

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

Question on FO Avani Chaturvedi going solo on a Mig-21: wouldn't a trainee first go solo on the same trainer (2-seater) before switching to a single seater? Isn't the idea to keep the first solo flight profile as near identical to the previous orientation flight?
by JTull
21 Feb 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3012
Views: 295644

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

We've never built a twin engined figher. Lot of work will be needed on optimising the basic airframe design. As someone said, 70% of the stealth is in airframe. Even the FCS will need to be validated afresh. Then we need additional work on sensors, on armaments, perhaps even on engines. The 5 years ...
by JTull
20 Feb 2018 17:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 767
Views: 92950

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This fraud brings to light the "too big to fail" argument. For PNB, this may even be survival risk. I wonder if they ever consider the total exposure they have to one entity or promotor. Seems all decisions are at a branch level and there isn't any centralised credit risk management. For t...
by JTull
19 Feb 2018 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3012
Views: 295644

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Let AMCA TD-1 start taking shape and watch the paid press ridiculing crores being wasted on it while FGFA or F-35 are available for those cheap $billions.
by JTull
16 Feb 2018 16:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 767
Views: 92950

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India needs to have a threat of suspending all diplomatic engagement with any country where these guys end up. No country can ignore our economic clout. Let's leave them only Pakistan and China as possible harbourers. Then these individuals and the countries will find out the true cost of fraud.
by JTull
10 Feb 2018 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 189
Views: 12134

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

the explosive russian lunar rocket also had a lot of clustered engines ... but they were problematic 30 engines http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/spacecraft/russia/n1-1.jpg Elon Musk has mentioned that there's a generational difference in avionics between them. why clusters?
by JTull
09 Feb 2018 17:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463090

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SP5. Yay!
by JTull
09 Feb 2018 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 189
Views: 12134

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Those boosters are like Megaton bombs that can land anywhere in the world with zero CEP! And, in the hands of a billionaire. I see a James Bonds script here.
by JTull
09 Feb 2018 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 189
Views: 12134

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Incredible footage, that special one with sounds. Using such large cluster (27) of engines is a first-one and has advantages. Apparently, the Falcon Heavy can launch to intended orbit even if 6 of those hadn't worked. Remember there's extra fuel to bring the boosters back for reuse. They've shown th...
by JTull
09 Feb 2018 14:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463090

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Okay 16 by 2019, I am happy enough. We are looking to export the Advanced Hawk no? We would want to keep capacity just in case of sales I imagine. So, HAL won't setup a new line without orders or investment, but it'll keep one idle in hope for more orders? That's tremendous waste of resources. 1350...
by JTull
09 Feb 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362738

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Using such large cluster (27) of engines is a first-one and has advantages. Apparently, the Falcon Heavy can launch to intended orbit even if 6 of those hadn't worked. Remember there's extra fuel to bring the boosters back for reuse. They've shown the way on how to scale-up what is known to work. Th...
by JTull
09 Feb 2018 03:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2149
Views: 211684

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Hitachi seeks Indian tie-up with eye on bullet train project TOKYO -- Hitachi will form a technological partnership with an Indian state-owned company as part of efforts to win orders for the South Asian country's first bullet train railroad. The tie-up between the Japanese conglomerate and BEML, o...
by JTull
08 Feb 2018 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463090

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Any part with new manufacturing technique may require it to be re-qualified. This tender could just be for increasing production capacity for an existing part.
by JTull
08 Feb 2018 20:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1310
Views: 157128

Re: India's Power Sector

Based on Monthly data from a mix of Bloomberg and CEA website, I see the following: Installed Capacity (MW) Monthly Generation (MU) Efficiency Dec-17 62,847 8,122 17.4% Nov-17 62,054 6,894 15.4% Oct-17 60,985 6,564 14.5% Sep-17 60,158 7,516 17.4% Aug-17 59,931 10,857 24.3% Jul-17 58,900 12,928 29.5%...
by JTull
08 Feb 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4024
Views: 568080

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Mystery of 2nd line at MDL is clearer now. New line is for Shishumar class refit. Six Indian Navy submarines to be upgraded Indian firms tie up with Russian, German OEMs for the refit MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 7 To make up for the shortfall in the number of ships and submarines, the Indian Navy has begun the...
by JTull
08 Feb 2018 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3996
Views: 402786

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

OK. Dhanush is Rs 14 cores per gun or $2.1 M https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhanush_howitzer So Rs 20 crores is not bad for the longer and more complex ATAGS gun especially for the first 40 units. Akshay Got it. There's a crucial difference between the two. For OFBs the capital investment and salari...
by JTull
07 Feb 2018 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463090

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Pratyush wrote:The French airforce chief has flown in tejas. While anonymous IAF officers are running it down in toilet paper.


There are no such 'anonymous' sources. Just vested interests among journalists.
by JTull
07 Feb 2018 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3996
Views: 402786

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Good news on limited series production of ATAGS. Let's not worry about big orders yet. There's nothing that is better than this in the world. IA and MoD are supporting it.
by JTull
07 Feb 2018 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3779
Views: 276287

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Converting used airliners for air-refueling roles is the the best way to build capability at a low cost and having all future maintenance issues in our control. And cost efficient way to have a big fleet.
by JTull
07 Feb 2018 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362738

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Why are Boeing and Lockheed Martin not competing with Space-X for reusable first stage and heavier payloads? Possibly due to their weapons' connection, there is still a bit of stigma on space weaponization NASA is also developing Space Launch System (CLS) for 70k kg to LEO, but it will cost about $...
by JTull
07 Feb 2018 13:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463090

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SJha had predicted this kind of article only 2 days earlier. Lifafa journalism is alive and kicking.
by JTull
05 Feb 2018 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362738

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Interview: ISRO needs 4 years to catch up with satellite demand: Dr. Sivan Our aim is to meet the immediate requirement with a target of 18 launches per year ; The Chandrayaan-2 mission will also be launched this year It has been a meteoric journey from a small farming village, Sarakal Vilai, in Ka...
by JTull
04 Feb 2018 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235678

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

56 for Avro replacement, another 24 for various others, and potentially 100 for An-32 replacement. Surely Tata will be OEM. Good opportunity to bring other friendly customers also on board. They're looking at 30-40 year support on the back of such a huge Indian requirement. Like the 767/KC-46 ecosys...
by JTull
04 Feb 2018 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3779
Views: 276287

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

But inability to make it completely invisible will allow someone to make 4+++ type comments and hold it back to help a foreign buy. A different govt will use this to fill it's pockets. It has happened far too often. Just saying.
by JTull
04 Feb 2018 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 690
Views: 72534

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

dinesh_kimar wrote:^ Maybe one line for refit and maintenance of existing 209/ Scorpene so won't be parasitic of the new builds.


Makes sense
by JTull
04 Feb 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235678

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

C295: Air force close to sealing a mega Make in India defence deal Inching closer towards finalising the defence deal for 56 transport aircraft to replace the Avro plane fleet, the commercial bids for the programme is expected to be worth over Rs 15,000 crore are going to be opened in the near futu...
by JTull
02 Feb 2018 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 690
Views: 72534

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

2 lines at MDL will mean that L&T should get the LPD order. Otherwise, the govt will be thumbing its nose at the investment L&T has made. I'd hate to see chota bhai hold IN hostage.
by JTull
02 Feb 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 502975

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

On the subject of composite stages, do we know if our ABM missiles have composite stages. They're fairly big missiles and making them composite will allow lower weight, more range, faster time to target, etc.
by JTull
02 Feb 2018 16:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 767
Views: 92950

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Few things to ponder: We must not confuse MFs being just Equity-linked, which are undoubtedly being impacted by this year's budget. But, they are still exempt from dividend-withholding tax, so should continue to be a viable avenue for long-term investors. Debt MFs have long overtaken equity MFs. The...
by JTull
02 Feb 2018 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India -Singapore News and Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 3863

Re: India -Singapore News and Discussion

Wonder when desi journos will write such articles that touch on past, present and future with under-currents of strategic vision.
by JTull
01 Feb 2018 18:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2738
Views: 197460

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Infra Sector Gets Top Priority In Budget In the Road sector, the recently approved Bharatmala Pariyojana aims to develop about 35,000 km of highways at a cost of Rs. 5,35,000 crore in Phase I. The National Highways Authority of India (NHI) will consider organizing its road assets into Special Purpo...
by JTull
01 Feb 2018 18:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2149
Views: 211684

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Infra Sector Gets Top Priority In Budget The capital expenditure of the Railways for 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs 1,48,528 crore. The focus area clearly outlined at creating more capacity which involves 18,000 km of line doubling, third and fourth line works and 5,000-km of gauge conversion. This ...
by JTull
01 Feb 2018 18:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2149
Views: 211684

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Jaitley chips in with funds for (Sela Pass) tunnel to take trains to China’s doorstep in NE GUWAHATI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced centre's help to build a crucial tunnel through the Sela Pass located at an elevation of 13,700 ft to push India's ambitious plan to take trains to the Buddh...
by JTull
01 Feb 2018 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1297
Views: 209963

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

This kind of personal attack shows what's wrong with this forum. He's expressed his opinion and you've a different opinion. Move on! It is not a matter of different opinions. Its an established tradition of how ceremonial moments are recorded for posterity. Unit histories are carefully recorded and...
by JTull
01 Feb 2018 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1297
Views: 209963

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

This kind of personal attack shows what's wrong with this forum. He's expressed his opinion and you've a different opinion. Move on!
by JTull
01 Feb 2018 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348620

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Do the knowledgeable BRFites think this new flight control system (AFCS) could be a stepping stone to finally getting a desi unmanned platform? If so, it could be great news for IN.

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