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by Haridas
14 Jan 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 413879

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Sir, from what I know, the HS 748, the cg is too far forward to encourage rare ramp ops. From memory, cabin tube seemed narrower than "anna battis" and is considerably slower. My flight from Guwahati to Kolkata on an AVRO (long back) was 03 hrs plus. Anna battis (AN 32) has a great short ...
by Haridas
13 Jan 2019 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

ks_sachin- yes FCS controls everything on the craft but ultimately the FCS has to move a control surface, and for the yaw control other than the rudder I was not clear if there was another surface involved- I'll google it. AFAIK trimming asymmetric weapon load (resulting in wing halves seeing drag ...
by Haridas
13 Jan 2019 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

What kind of Jingos are you :P SP-12 flew at the end of Nov. It joined the squadron yesterday. SP13 and 14 to roll out soon. As for asymmetric loads, the FCS takes care of it. No load is passed to the pilot. Nice ! 3 flights in the sqn. Last flight in the queue, then squadron is completely loaded.
by Haridas
13 Jan 2019 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

Kakarat wrote:
gaurav.p wrote:Won't the dual rack pylon be considered a first for the Tejas? No lungi dances? :-o

Its not new, It has been there for at least a couple of years now

Are these the new low drag pylons?
by Haridas
12 Jan 2019 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

.....Another aspect to consider is Meteor's range. If it can fly to more than 150KM and LCA's radar cannot provide datalink, because of range limitation. no point having longer range. DRDO should speed up SFDR. Radar based Data link range will always be at least few order of magnitude more than rad...
by Haridas
10 Jan 2019 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 413879

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Yes.AVROs without rear ramps will be more difficult to handle large cargo than our AN-32s and other aircraft with rear ramps capable of carrying light vehicles.AVROs wod be best as troop transports, para- dropping,, etc. Low set tail plane makes it very risky for paradropping. Otoh, I believe it's ...
by Haridas
07 Jan 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

NPT and it's likes are dead and buried for good.
Like lion being scared of dead jackal.
by Haridas
06 Jan 2019 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4115
Views: 351803

Re: Internal Security Watch

The sad fact is that through online portals etc. procuring VHF wireless sets are no more a big deal :(. Don't know if the monitoring stations can do radio triangulation and find these sets. It is tougher if these stations are mobile, and change positions. This was one of the reasons the Army intell...
by Haridas
06 Jan 2019 11:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1921
Views: 183880

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1881827/1-judge-suspect-confesses-rape-murder-girl/ People of the dirt (Ganda / Gandapur aka paakhaana-stan/ latrine-stan) and in the footsteps of child rapist muhammad (piss be upon him) Before judge: Suspect confesses to rape, murder of girl NOWSHERA: The suspect accus...
by Haridas
06 Jan 2019 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 254284

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Karan M wrote:The admiral is far far away from their petty shenanigans.
For all he is concerned, they can kiss his butt. :lol:

Some hit squad may still find his hide (sic) and demand "mithai" equal to the weight of Akula/INS Chakra.

Admiral won't find deep enough water to hide his hide. :((
by Haridas
06 Jan 2019 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 254284

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Well said Ramana-ji. And then we have folks on BRF who claim that the Rahul Gandhi and the Congress Party are doing great service for the nation. Rafale is a pooh-pooh aircraft and will be obsolete by 2036. Snecma-Safran is pulling a fast one on India by offering a repackaged M88. Never mind that t...
by Haridas
06 Jan 2019 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

^^^ one of the ways to put on deathbed any program is to strangle it's funding and FUD. For development (HAL, ADA, NAL funding and deliberate egging of one against other) AND end user orders. In the case of LCA just look at how the above fared during UPA period. As an aside During PM Narashima Rao t...
by Haridas
06 Jan 2019 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

..... All said and done, Indian political leadership across the spectrum (over 3 turbulent decades) has kept this project alive and we are now reaping the benefits. Last 10 years of UPA , LCA life was knocked off & and instead of killing it dead, it was put on life support. So yes one can see t...
by Haridas
06 Jan 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

krishna_krishna wrote:Haridasji, my pranam's and delighted to see you back. ....

Namaskaar bandhu. Let us do actions that serves Bharat maata, not limited to passing time in forums.
by Haridas
05 Jan 2019 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

thanks for the trip down memory lane disha ji. the first time I came to know about LCA was from an uncle's India Today issue sometime in 1999/2000 that had a photo of the green nosed beauty splashed across two pages. growing up in the utter pessimistic 80's and 90's I had internalized the belief th...
by Haridas
05 Jan 2019 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

afaik Eurofighter may still not be qualified to carry some munitions that Tornados can. the JSF is another example of a long series of tranches and capability increments all of which widen its use cases. new weapons, sensors and SW updates will keep it going. no different from a smartwatch or a pho...
by Haridas
05 Jan 2019 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 413879

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

nam wrote:
Aditya_V wrote:Another thing I heard the part Analog FBW of JF-17 does not allow more than 6g, 7g Turns


A genuine question, what is Analog FBW? How can FBW be Analog?

FBW is by default involves a computer. There is nothing Analog about it.

saar, Pardon my musing :lol:
by Haridas
05 Jan 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4348
Views: 413879

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

No. Analog FBW uses an Analog Computer to make decisions. The actuators are predominantly hydraulic irrespective of the FBW type, though the new generation planes have electric actuators. Analog computers are extremely difficult to design and "program" right. But once validated, offer rem...
by Haridas
02 Jan 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Haridasji Thank you for explanation. Any graphics from you soon, missed seeing them for comparative purposes when discussing missiles and launch platforms. Don't get time to do that now days. Last I wrote on Indian Defense Review ~8 yrs ago was because no one else could have written on the subject....
by Haridas
02 Jan 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

AdityaM & Mukesh.Kumar ji: Glad to reconnect. :)
by Haridas
02 Jan 2019 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3518
Views: 654391

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

Haridas, while I dearly wish to see a PSLV thunder up from Trivandrum, it wont - merely 20 kms downrange is a large airport/airbase, a further 40 kms away has a large new port/navalbase and a dense population within 5kms radius towards the east of the current small pads for Rohini. HNair ji, I gues...
by Haridas
02 Jan 2019 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3518
Views: 654391

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

disha wrote:* Interesting exercise will be to calculate the altitude of max Q of GSLV Mk III. It is definitely below <40 kms.

Disha ji,
MaxQ at altitude of ~ 4 Km, & Velocity ~1.7 Mach
by Haridas
01 Jan 2019 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/nation/2019/01/01/tejas-at-verge-of-getting-final-operational-clearance.html JANUARY 01, 2019 09:26 PM IST ...... In 2018, Tejas logged 619 flights, the highest ever in the recent HAL had begun the work on FOC based on provisional DAL released last year . “ H...
by Haridas
01 Jan 2019 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ Gufaa in Persian/urdu means cave. the term usually means a place for discussion between invited participants (as againt open for all).
by Haridas
01 Jan 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Happy New Year!

Nav Varsh Ki Badhai aur Subhkamanyain
by Haridas
01 Jan 2019 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ramana wrote:I too bow to ArunS for his knowledge.

The real master is bowing to a nobody. My heartfelt salute to you Ramana ji.
by Haridas
01 Jan 2019 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

AdityaM wrote:
ramana wrote:I too bow to ArunS for his knowledge.

Where do you read him now?

I am not so much on public forum, much time I spend on more useful Gufaa.
by Haridas
01 Jan 2019 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

morem wrote:He is present on the forum in a new Avatar :)

OK worst kept secret for those who know the writing style.

Haridas == ArunS in casual easy going time pass mood.
by Haridas
31 Dec 2018 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

Are you not aware that HAL has already started putting together parts for SP-21 and SP-22? And that FOC is just around the corner? IMHO FOC on 4th Jan, FOC standard documentation, vendor bid, PO, lead time will result in gestation time of ~9 month. The ACM might have oked continued manufacturing of...
by Haridas
31 Dec 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3518
Views: 654391

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

SriKumar wrote:The hazy look of the picture is due to moisture from the lake and/or sea I suppose.

IMHO limitation of telephoto and sensor noisefloor.
by Haridas
31 Dec 2018 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322681

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

^^^ Its not about others, its about us Bharatiyas and what we stand for.

Btw as against the negative role models you mention, there are many positive also to choose from, including many USAF pics.
by Haridas
30 Dec 2018 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322681

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

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1055781084024225793 ----> Air Marshal Hemant Sharma, AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command handed over the indigenously overhauled Su-30MKI aircraft to Air Marshal HS Arora, AOC-in-C, South Western Air Command at Air Force Station, Ojhar today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
by Haridas
24 Dec 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2116
Views: 393842

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

The only 3rd country would be India. https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/taiwan-just-dumped-f-35-f-16v-heres-why-39692 Key point: Taiwan will also retire its ageing Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft due to high maintenance costs and to make room in the budget for new F-16s. Of the sixty fighters Franc...
by Haridas
24 Dec 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

I don't expect Uttam to go on to Mk1/A version. It might be on Mk2, but then who knows. It is highly software driven, so need lot of testing and good GSQR from IAF. If ADA has full control over AMCA production partners, then we might see something like what this blog is saying A ultra wide band air...
by Haridas
23 Dec 2018 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

In last 40 years , perhaps a very rare FOC for a MRCA (in my books Tejas Mk1 is indeed a MRCA) without a single aircrash.
by Haridas
23 Dec 2018 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

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

Dileep, what is the expected output rate /yr, after FOC?
by Haridas
23 Dec 2018 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4540
Views: 779882

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Apparently, AVM Matheshwaran rejected it during the committee review, so was dropped. SNECMA has promised 88 KN, and some ToT will come for non core modules. I recall meeting AVM Matheshwaran at his apartment few month after this review. His objection was SNECMA core means the GTRE development is d...
by Haridas
23 Dec 2018 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3518
Views: 654391

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

Interesting that Gujarat has come up and not say, Kulasekharapattinam that has been in news as possible second location. I read somewhere (and the physics of it still escapes me) that polar launches are more efficient from high latitudes. polar orbit launch is not much sensitive to latitude. Sun sy...

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