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by JTull
18 Oct 2018 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

durairaaj wrote:There is nothing to be proud of UAE minister's visit to HAL. They are simply planning to develop their own aircraft industry. All HAL is doing is introducing technology to a future competitor.


There's nothing wrong with introducing screwdriver technology to UAE!
by JTull
17 Oct 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 14285

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

How many of these threads are there?

Admins, pls lock the other one!
by JTull
17 Oct 2018 17:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2496
Views: 303183

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Railways pitches for strategic line in Leh to be declared national project Railways has proposed that its strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the Indo-China border, which will be the world's highest railway track, be declared a national project, officials said Wednesday. It has...
by JTull
17 Oct 2018 17:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2496
Views: 303183

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Southern Railway becomes unmanned level crossing free zone The Southern Railway Saturday said it has become "Unmanned Level Crossing (UMLC) Free Zone," by implementing a 2010 policy decision, eliminating over 1,000 such level crossings. "In Southern Railway, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapu...
by JTull
17 Oct 2018 16:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2496
Views: 303183

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Freight Corridor: Bhaupur-Khurja stretch to be operational by Dec Tundla/Agra: If all goes as per the plan, the 340-km stretch of Bhaupur-Khurja patch on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor would be operational by December end. While talking to Millennium Post during an inspection of the project...
by JTull
17 Oct 2018 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3061
Views: 385041

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Government orders transfer of 2,000 SSB personnel to IB to strengthen border snoop apparatus Over 2,000 non-combatised personnel of border guarding force - SSB - have been finally ordered to be moved to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) as part of an ambitious central government plan to bolster the inte...
by JTull
17 Oct 2018 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154960

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

SaiK wrote:It is 323 324.
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Q: will pakis to get to fly Tejas if we sell to UAE?


This is a strategic asset and India will do everything it can to protect it. You know, IAF pilots can be deputed too! And very likely, a team from HAL.
by JTull
11 Oct 2018 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372864

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Why aren't these BRDs being hived off to create a HAL competitor? Even Mig-29s are being upgraded in-house. There's some serious capability here, surely much more than Reliance, Tata, etc.
by JTull
11 Oct 2018 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

I understand Litening pod is required for Air to Ground missions only. The IAF pioneered the use of Litening as an IRST in Su-30MKI and Tejas due to its far superior quality optics compared to Russian ones. So Litening is used in A2A modes as well. Rafael's Litening 4 pod is the first one that trul...
by JTull
08 Oct 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

nam wrote:If there is a 28% reduction in weight over carbon - epoxy, they should start using BMI for other parts as well.

28% is huge. And it has better thermal capability.


New tech so there may be a cost issue due to lack of available scale. Carbon-epoxy tech is now with several private players.
by JTull
03 Oct 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372864

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

ANI @ANI There has been delay in delivery schedule in contracts already executed to HAL. There is a 3 yrs delay in delivery of Sukhoi-30, 6 years delay in Jaguar, 5 year delay in LCA, and 2 year delay in delivery of Mirage 2000 upgrade: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa Did ACM mention the Mig-29UPG bein...
by JTull
02 Oct 2018 19:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2189
Views: 341192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

This looks like a serious case of mismanagement rather than outright fraud. Long term assets were being financed by short term liabilities. This is a classic yield curve play which has high probability of going wrong towards the tail-end of the economic cycle. India is right in the middle of big gro...
by JTull
02 Oct 2018 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372864

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Instead of importing, let's look at marine version of LCH!
by JTull
28 Sep 2018 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1032
Views: 99375

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Chinese state media changes tune on India, Maldives China’s Global Times, which has for months been goading India about regional dynamics, softened its stance Tuesday by saying the two powers could work together in the Maldives.The Beijing-based tabloid, which has been said to reflect what party le...
by JTull
28 Sep 2018 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1044840721956704256 ---> Besides the 40 Mk-1 (already ordered) + 83 Mk-1A (tender stage) figure, the IAF has also given a written commitment to procuring some 201 Mk-2s if that variant materializes. But do note, that even today only 40 Tejas MK-I are on 'firm' or...
by JTull
24 Sep 2018 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 511
Views: 81290

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Gagan wrote:This frigate order will run afoul of the US's CAATSA sanctions, as is the S-400 deal
The US just imposed sanctions of the Chinese for ordering more S-400 missiles and purchase of Su-35


I am really hoping that they apply sanctions. This will make many things clear.
by JTull
19 Sep 2018 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4718
Views: 879254

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Aditya_V wrote:Good catch, didnt notice this and complete media silence on this aspect.


Wonder if Missiles with seeker do not require FCR. But I thought 1S is still be guided till it gets close to the target.
by JTull
13 Sep 2018 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372864

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

JT, can't we lease out a few tankers? Addimg more IL-78s of the new upgraded version is the most most-effective; but where's the moolah for AWACS/ AEW and the fighters coming from? A lease could be the answer until we can buy new ones. Midas pods came from Israel so what you're proposing is exactly...
by JTull
13 Sep 2018 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 351110

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Arjun Mk-II: 50T


Seems that one of chota-bhai's finance guys got hold of the press release. Always creative! :P
by JTull
13 Sep 2018 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372864

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Anything is better than current situation. Probably only half of Midas are servicable at one time and RFPs/RFQ process is going in circles. I think the Israeli proposal of converting used airframes to tankers should get about a dozen in a very short span of time. In the meantime all 3 services shoul...
by JTull
12 Sep 2018 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 369539

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Did I hear it correctly that the AMCA could have a solution in place to use internal weapons bay to add fuel capacity for longer range? Is he implying a wet point in the bay or is he talking about potential variant without the internal bay? Drop tank in-bay and external stores, will probably be bett...
by JTull
12 Sep 2018 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

Does someone remember how Moog's actuators held up the Tejas development due to US sanctions? Now this " Vaidya informs us that Godrej Aerospace has successfully developed actuators for the Tejas fighter, a high-tech component that has been sourced so far from US company, Moog. No more than 73...
by JTull
10 Sep 2018 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

naruto wrote:
Ashokk wrote:


Is it that drop tanks can also be refuelled? Can anyone confirm this.


What more confirmation do you want? A phone call from HAL CMD?
by JTull
10 Sep 2018 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

On September 4 and 6, the Tejas had made a dry contact


so this was atleast the 3rd sortie out of 10 that are required for qualification.
by JTull
29 Aug 2018 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299616

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

We need 5th gen tech like EO targeting, super cruise and side mounted AESA arrays. If the PAK-FA program has made any worthwhile progress (besides brochure quality pictures), these are the things that Russia should find easiest to deliver for Su-30 upgrades.
by JTull
28 Aug 2018 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2640
Views: 481333

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Indranil wrote:Chapati getting ready for installation on rooftop facility.


Any news about the platform?
by JTull
25 Aug 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128549

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

SaiK wrote:Mr Tull, why do we need a ski jump for VTOL jet?


Royal Navy has chosen this configuration. I suppose this is to improve the payload and avoid using cats/arrestor wires, which do have some disadvantages in cost and maintenance.
by JTull
23 Aug 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128549

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

aren't wasp class american flat tops (not full blown AC but in the range of VikAd)? The F35 engine has VTOL, why is it taking through a Ski deck, esp with the engine thrust downwards..my initial guess? Check the twitter link. This is a RN test article. QE is heading to US to get it's first few F-35...
by JTull
23 Aug 2018 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128549

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Yes, engine exhaust is only partly pointing downwards. This will definitely improve the handling immediately after take-off from ski-jump. I wonder, instead of developing full blown VTOL/STOVL capability, if Su-30MKI style TVC can be used to improve take-off and landing characteristics of Mig-29K an...
by JTull
23 Aug 2018 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

Philip, what % of the surface area is the cockpit? I suspect there are lot more areas than just the cockpit that'll bear the worst of ground fire. Tejas will deliver same payload at higher precision and much higher sustained sortie rate than Mig-27. The composite structure also has better survival c...
by JTull
23 Aug 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128549

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Apologies if OT. What's interesting about this picture?

Image

Source: https://twitter.com/CavasShips/status/1032141253146824705
by JTull
22 Aug 2018 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

Indranil, thanks for the video. Glad to hear that there's development ongoing to improve the product.
by JTull
20 Aug 2018 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128549

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Philip, by all accounts LCA-Navy is much further along in development than Sea-Gripen, which exists only on paper. If LCA-N is being rejected by IN then Sea-Gripen has same shortcomings. That said, I support the idea of ski-jump on our amphibious assault ships. That's what Navies on a diet do. Juan ...
by JTull
16 Aug 2018 14:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1500
Views: 199594

Re: India's Power Sector

India to test gas-fired plants as ‘peakers’ to supply uninterrupted power supply Gas-fired power plants can be useful when solar-fired generation peters and coal plants take time to begin their operations. India will test a plan to operate its underutilised natural gas-fired power generators as “pe...
by JTull
15 Jul 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3023
Views: 552101

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Chamber pressure increased from 58 bar to 62 bar.
by JTull
14 Jul 2018 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 351110

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

https://twitter.com/DefProdnIndia/status/1015454212971323392 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DheeNi1V4AAyemc.jpg I find this tweet an insult. Wtf were they doing while importing 1000s earlier. Any idiot can "indigenise" once production run is finished. Is overhauling work the new goal of Make...
by JTull
12 Jul 2018 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2617
Views: 525267

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

KBDagha wrote:HAL readies Tejas SP-10 for first flight...

Read more at: https://english.manoramaonline.com/news ... light.html


Great details about the Trainers, FOC specs, and the fact that SP-21 parts have already started getting loaded onto the assembly line.
by JTull
12 Jul 2018 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4492
Views: 751747

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Could Jags be considered instead of Mig-29s? We've lot more local knowledge about the internals.

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