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by JTull
06 Jun 2021 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 605
Views: 179944

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

IN will be thinking about upgrades to Mig-29Ks. These 'attrition replacements' maybe a good way to try out small changes to improve their maintainability and sharpen their claws. Russians will also be keen to push back TEDBF challenge as long as possible. I fully expect some of learnings from NLCA t...
by JTull
16 May 2021 03:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4118
Views: 921827

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

Irbis has been talked about for a decade. It is not a radar of tomorrow and shouldn't be in consideration. If Uttam variant is a possibility then there isn't any reason to look further.
by JTull
19 Apr 2021 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 605
Views: 179944

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:The Project Director for TEDBF confirmed that there is a STOBAR version and a CATOBAR version.


He said that CATOBAR variant is possible if IN deems so (may need couple of years of additional work). Current 2 configs are both STOBAR.
by JTull
19 Feb 2021 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 35658

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

"Getting there" is about Atmanirbharta - being independent in finding our own solutions to our problems. It is not about global dominance but challenging the hegemony of others. We're growing as fast as we can organically grow. It could always be faster. But your point about US base in 196...
by JTull
11 Feb 2021 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 390999

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

Very informative interview Prasad. One thing everyone is missing is first few prototypes of mk2 will be for baseline which can then be improved by induction of newer technology. This is to buy time for under development technologies like irst retractable probe etc and qualify the basic airframe sim...
by JTull
09 Feb 2021 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 906
Views: 289490

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Khalsa wrote:
Rakesh wrote:Damn this COVID, otherwise I would have joined you.


One Day Sir One Day we will indeed.


I've a 40yo received on my 40th waiting to be opened when delivery of first 40 is completed!
by JTull
06 Feb 2021 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1515
Views: 393269

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Twitter abuzz that Kalyani's M-4 is getting an order over Tata's Kestrel.
by JTull
23 Jan 2021 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 603
Views: 196304

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

@Indranil, do you think angled radome and chin from AMCA could make into TEDBF? PDR for AMCA is complete but it's still being worked on for TEDBF. If the DSI is same then wouldn't it make sense to reuse some other aspects too?
by JTull
23 Jan 2021 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1164252

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/01/spacex-to-set-record-for-most-satellites-launched-on-a-single-mission/?amp=1 Looks like ISRO’s low cost model of micro satellite launches have got some serious competition. Space X next mission is planning to deploy 144 Satellites beating previous record set ...
by JTull
21 Jan 2021 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 445
Views: 116724

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

idrw is reporting that NP5 Trainer will take flight by April. Seems to be quoting from Anantha Krishnan's video series of interview with Dr Girish Deodhare.
by JTull
04 Jan 2021 06:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1270105

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

Are there any public sources that are feeding the pylon mounted IRST speculation?
by JTull
26 Dec 2020 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2265
Views: 332086

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

So something like this; 1) STOBAR with Ski Jump 2) COGAG propulsion (gas turbine) 3) 50,000 tons or max 55,000 tons 4) Wider lifts to accommodate any naval fighter out there. Powerplant and displacement are dependent on mission requirements. IN wants carrier based fixed-wing AEW. They require CATOB...
by JTull
17 Dec 2020 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1396994

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It seems 2 Prithvi missiles were tested in salvo mode. https://twitter.com/TheHemantRout/status/1339448023647019011?s=20 Hemant Kumar Rout @TheHemantRout · 5h #FirstVisual of Prithvi #missile night trial from ITR off #Odisha coast. #India test fires 2 variants of #Prithvi in quick succession to reco...
by JTull
16 Dec 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3729
Views: 849975

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We're talking about tons of modifications: 1. More power - would need a. APU upgrades and b. perhaps newer (military grade) engines too 2. Airframe structural modifications for a. supporting the 360deg radome b. radio antennas, EO ports, satcom, etc c. stronger landing gear 3. Refueling probe and re...
by JTull
11 Dec 2020 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1840
Views: 394005

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Jokes aside, Goshawk replacement is an opportunity for Boeing to think long-term after it missed out on the two series production 5th Gen aircrafts. It has a lot to gain in US market too, from a triple partnership for LCA-LIFT, TEDBF, SH/Growlers.
by JTull
10 Dec 2020 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3729
Views: 849975

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1336598687276027905?s=20 ---> Report: Each of IAFs operational commands (5 such command) has a requirement of three AEW&CS/AWACS each (Total of 12-15). With C-295 deal to be signed in early 2021, IAF needs to purchase the AEW&C version of the aircraf...
by JTull
10 Dec 2020 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1396994

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1334035265967493122?s=20 ---> Order book for Astra BVR missile (mk1, mk2 & mk3) likely to reach 1500-2000 before the end of this decade. Worth remembering that since the 90s, IAF has ordered 1800+ R-77 & 1000+ R-27 along with 700+ MICA and 150-250 Me...
by JTull
07 Dec 2020 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2701
Views: 454307

Re: Military Flight Safety

This is terrible news! Did he not manage to eject?
by JTull
05 Dec 2020 22:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1421534

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

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1335059506984747013?s=20 #Innovation #Integration #Intimidation Harnessing indigenous talent and technological capability, IAF is leading the way in using Artificial Intelligence to add to its combat potential. Swarm drones is a prime example. #IndianAirForce #Har...
by JTull
02 Dec 2020 23:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Investment in tech and R&D carry subsidies and incentives in almost every country, so Foxconn will be loathe to lose those advantages in their two 'home' countries. If there's pressure from both US and Taiwan to move production out of China, then Foxconn will be better off doing so.
by JTull
01 Dec 2020 20:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

UPI records over 2 bn transactions for second time in a row in November Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the flagship payments platform of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), recorded over two billion transactions for the second time in a row in November, indicating that the general...
by JTull
27 Nov 2020 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1840
Views: 394005

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

IN should really be serious about shifting some carrier borne training to N-LCA.
by JTull
24 Nov 2020 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1396994

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Can a hypersonic version take it to 1500kms?
by JTull
24 Nov 2020 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1396994

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India to develop 1400 Km range BrahMos Soon Today’s test was to achieve a 290km plus range. Most interesting information we have learned about yet another avatar of the world’s deadliest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos. Indian scientists are preparing to create a 1400 km range Brahmos missile. Th...
by JTull
23 Nov 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3873
Views: 905554

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

What's the use of this briefing to Pee5? To show them how much of a good boy India is and get some pats on head? ... Sorry to burst your bubble, but Americans don't give a shit if any number of Indians die in any paki terrorist attack. It does make it harder for certain elements in new administrati...
by JTull
23 Nov 2020 20:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 953042

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rakesh wrote:Killers Version 2.0: Carrying Forward The Illustrious Legacy
https://thedailyguardian.com/killers-ve ... us-legacy/
15 May 2020

By Commodore Srikant B Kesnur


Thumbs up!
by JTull
23 Nov 2020 19:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1270105

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

Astra air combat missile to be soon tested from Tejas fighter India’s first indigenous air-to-air missile Astra will soon be tested from the first home-grown fighter Tejas, in yet another major step towards making the weapon the mainstay of the country’s combat fleet against hostile jets in the yea...
by JTull
16 Nov 2020 19:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Are they paper invoices? It seems to me that problem of fake invoices from vendors can be solved by making sure it is sent thru the GST system. Make them e-invoices!
by JTull
11 Nov 2020 15:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Manufacturing Sector
Replies: 538
Views: 162559

Re: Indian Manufacturing Sector

First for India, GSFC starts selling locally-made calcium nitrate to cut imports. Calcium Nitrate is a water soluble fertiliser in order that vegetation can soak up extra vitamins. Indian consumes about 1.25 lakh tonnes of calcium nitrate price ₹225 crore per 12 months, which is totally imported an...
by JTull
11 Nov 2020 14:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

About $1.67bln per day! I hope a desi alternative to PayTM, Google Pay and WhatsApp stands up. All this data is incredibly valuable! I hope you realize that the system is already desi and that those apps are essentially just a user interface to access the UPI system. There are a dozen plus desi ban...
by JTull
11 Nov 2020 03:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017



About $1.67bln per day! I hope a desi alternative to PayTM, Google Pay and WhatsApp stands up. All this data is incredibly valuable!
by JTull
03 Nov 2020 17:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

vijayk wrote:Wouldn't this recovery be further helped by reducing GST rates?


Who's then going to pay for expenditure? Or should we just accept 20% fiscal deficit, further govt borrowing, high cost of corporate borrowing and extreme inflation.
by JTull
29 Oct 2020 18:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Confirmation from the TamilNadu CM himself. https://twitter.com/CMOTamilNadu/status/1321479512165552128 This has been confirmed to me by last night the Tata's CEO designate of this venture. He is a batchmate of mine and an old Tata employee. The formal appointment is yet to be made. It is unfair to...
by JTull
28 Oct 2020 21:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1270105

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

basant wrote:I think TDs are decommissioned. What is the status of 6 PVs?


https://www.ada.gov.in/images/flighttestnews.htm
by JTull
27 Oct 2020 00:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6312
Views: 1519120

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

That's why he is now finally focusing on the two things that alone can help: Fiscal expansion -- from December onwards -- Did the government announce any specific measures in this regard that I missed? Lousy article! Fiscal expenditure has nearly doubled since 2014. Road, rail, Port Infrastructure ...

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