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by JTull
22 Mar 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Lalmohan wrote:sorry i meant satcom, not satnav


Think about UAVs and you'll have the answer.

1.45kg Cobham SATCOM Tiny AVIATOR UAV 200
by JTull
22 Mar 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51449

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

Disappointed that a 2-seater one wasn't included to give joyrides to senior Malaysian pilots and perhaps some local journos.
by JTull
22 Mar 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

satnav transceivers are quite large and require a lot of power, will not fit in an amraam, doubt it makes practical sense to fit it into a regular F16 the 'kill switch' is basically an unkil agent telling babuloge that 'trust us, they won't do anything, we have their golas in our amritraj like grip...
by JTull
22 Mar 2019 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 36023

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

With EO sensors visibility should be a non issue. F-35's Distributed Aperture System ( link ) already solves the issue for 360deg 'virtual' visibility and missile cueing in day/night conditions. Netra already has (somewhat bulky) EO/IR sensors. AI19 showed Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) mode...
by JTull
21 Mar 2019 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51449

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

How were they planning to transport the JF-17 to Malaysia? Via 10 stops including 3-4 in India? I don't think this was ever on the cards.
by JTull
21 Mar 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Thing is I doubt that their AWACS + fighter guys went up against the cream of opfor, with the intensity that we have. We have gone up against some really hard customers like the RAF Tornado F3s and E3 AWACS who have mauled even F-15s repeatedly in NATO exercises. Against cutting edge equipment adve...
by JTull
20 Mar 2019 13:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1015
Views: 80586

Re: Solar energy in India



I hope battery technology is indigenised.
by JTull
18 Mar 2019 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231295

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This kind of reporting without any context aims to extract operational details by sensationalising a non-matter. BRF would do well to nip such posts in the bud. Calm yourself, it's only a question regarding the use of a strategic resource for Spec Ops being used to ferry staff. MeshaVishwas clarifi...
by JTull
18 Mar 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231295

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This kind of reporting without any context aims to extract operational details by sensationalising a non-matter. BRF would do well to nip such posts in the bud.
by JTull
18 Mar 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

That's great. Light up every ammunition dump within 10km. No risk of leakage. Then they'll deny it.
by JTull
18 Mar 2019 16:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 60846

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Okinawa & Hero both have electric scooters at multiple levels. Once the FAME subsidies start to kick in, you'll see people buying electric scooters. Why would you fill up petrol when you can take your battery with you and plug it into the power socket at work and let it charge for free? It is n...
by JTull
18 Mar 2019 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Kashi wrote:
negi wrote:Well the poodle might have by now passed on the wreckage to the yellow master for close inspection.


PLAAF already has R77 on their MKKs.


If there was a EW pod (el 8222?) then would it be a problem if that got into enemy hands?
by JTull
15 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51449

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

Guys, I've been wondering, if GoI decides to give orders for 40 more MK1 for urgent delivery, what'll it take for HAL to complete the order by 2021. Is it an impossible ask?
by JTull
15 Mar 2019 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51449

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

At the moment it's more basic. daller de de baba.
by JTull
14 Mar 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 123689

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If BEL is already working on IRST 'that's better than OLS-30' for MWF, and we've a working IIR seeker then surely we've enough knowhow for a short range AAM. Eagerly waiting for news on that front
by JTull
14 Mar 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 123689

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What's the extra bit that's needed to qualify IIR seeker of this missile for a short/medium range AAM like ASRAAM?
by JTull
14 Mar 2019 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51449

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

Admins, is it possible to add links to the BR photo gallery corresponding to each Tejas TD/PV/LSP/SP?
by JTull
14 Mar 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5828

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Thakur_B wrote:Hawk fills AJT role currently, Sport will get the LIFT role. HJT 39 being supersonic would eat into potential numbers for SPORT.


You clearly haven't watched this video before commenting
by JTull
13 Mar 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 14046

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Two line summary of facts: Both NP1 and NP2 are derived from LCA Trainer. The rear cockpit has been used for avionics. In NP2 the canopy has been greyed out. NP3 and NP4 will be Mk2 prototypes. One newsletter out of AI-19 had an interview with ADA Director, where it was stated that a prototype of LC...
by JTull
13 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I wouldn't be surprised if sputnik is picking up its latest scoops from this very thread, the timing is always very uncanny! :-) That's why it's so important to maintain the credibility of this forum to change the narrative in our favour. Gone are the days of Rakshaks being just a collection of jin...
by JTull
13 Mar 2019 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 54
Views: 5828

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

I just don't understand the point of this Hawk-i for IAF other than as an export-only option for small airforces. Where does it fit in current scenario of quick skirmishes followed by propaganda war? Does HAL really believe we're going to be sending these over Pakistan or China when we will have the...
by JTull
13 Mar 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 14046

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

In light of second wave of photos and info coming from AI_19. Does the Navy have any planning to go past the 2 X Mk1s flying for them ? Both are the Prototypes. Any plans to go to LSP for say even four of them to iron out any testing, concepts, process building. Anything. Just curious. I have some ...
by JTull
12 Mar 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490219

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

AM Tipinis on the Rafale deal and how it is a game changer https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/03/09/deal-36-rafale-masterstroke-iaf.html If we had Rafale, it would have destroyed 12 of Pakistan's 24 fighter jets, says former IAF chief Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal A Y Tipnis said that ...
by JTull
12 Mar 2019 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 36023

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

SaiK wrote:First time somebody talks about Tejas RCS.

Why Tejas Mk2 (MWF) Will Be Important
https://defenceforumindia.com/forum/thr ... ant.81477/


Worth archiving! Just like the other 2 DDR articles by Indranil and Jay
by JTull
12 Mar 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 123689

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The rocket fired is longer than standard pinaka rocket. The front is peeking out .. which is not the case for regular Pinaka rounds. Same as before http://www.armyrecognition.com/images/stories/news/2015/april/India_DRDO_eyes_on_enhanced_version_of_the_Pinaka_multiple_barrel_rocket_launcher_640_001...
by JTull
12 Mar 2019 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

habal wrote:It is our duty to send a message to these PoK villagers who took up cudgels on behalf of TSPA and assaulted our pilot. And the message should begin with a sharp pointy end flaming rearside into their villages.


No need for that. Our enemy are the terrorists and the Pak Army.
by JTull
12 Mar 2019 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Genuine question, how do one find out if a pistol has been used? A used magazine would still look like un-used mag as the bullets push up when used. Is there any other way to finding it out? If the pistol was not used, then it is a big proof. Multiple reports say gun was used by a pilot. Chemical t...
by JTull
12 Mar 2019 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 123689

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This isn't Pinaka-3 but just a guided version of the rockets for Pinaka-2. It seems the development of desi PGMs has been accorded priority under Modi govt. They had clearly envisaged them as first use capability. 90kms means that any conventional attack on civilian population will be responded with...
by JTull
11 Mar 2019 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 123689

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vijainder K Thakur ‏@vkthakur https://twitter.com/vkthakur/status/1105087983156449281 Two Guided Pinaka rockets were successfully tested today reportedly to a range of 90-km at Pokharan. Guided Pinaka rocket feature canards on the 60-km range Pinaka Mk-II rocket for aerodynamic control, INS, and GPS...
by JTull
11 Mar 2019 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231295

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Apologies for being sceptical, P-18 specs sound a lot like science fiction. In order to follow the last P-15B after 2024, railguns and laser CIWS should have entered testing phase by now.
by JTull
11 Mar 2019 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51449

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

Of course, we also have the D-29 program on the verge of approval from the IAF (and reports IAF is very pleased with it). This is news! What's the basis for the optimism? As per reports in Dec, it was a dead end. Mig-29 platforms with required modifications were never provided to install D-29. Also...
by JTull
11 Mar 2019 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 22036

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Thx Mort Walker. Seems to be a summary from above video which also had an interesting bit about the sighting system for direct fire mode.
by JTull
11 Mar 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51449

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

This records first flight only, not deliveries. (Added later: please note the Retd status of the pilot. He's a Test Pilot with HAL). Aircraft are accepted for delivery by in-service pilots and ferry flights to airbase are operational matter.
by JTull
10 Mar 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2082
Views: 308059

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

God willing, soon after the elections.
by JTull
10 Mar 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1195
Views: 231295

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Will wrote:The next class of IN destroyers are said to displace 13000 Tons.


Do you have any reference for this? Even 15B are only about 7500t.
by JTull
10 Mar 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Knowledgeable people, just trying to understand if it is common for pilots to move from Su-30 to Mig-21 when many aircraft are still being inducted? Wouldn't there be a shortage of qualified pilots on Su-30? Do pilots stay current on multiple aircraft?
by JTull
10 Mar 2019 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 22036

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

As per the video, OFB Jabalpur produced it. Earlier news had said that these will be produced at Medak in Telangana.

Are they creating two lines? Or this video is of previous piece used for testing?
by JTull
10 Mar 2019 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1508
Views: 186861

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Rakesh, We are failing again and again. First was that damn database. Now we allow scurrilous remarks on the same pilot May I ask why YKanan and SidSoma are still on Forum? Why blame the parrots? Blame the guy who started it! Vishnu Som's video started it. These are the real paid-media in our midst...
by JTull
08 Mar 2019 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3805
Views: 391735

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Then the Awaam should question why didn't they use the F-solah after IAF had shown them up by bombing mainland (not PoK)?

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