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by gaurav.p
25 Jul 2019 01:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3275
Views: 496990

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Attacking the Heart of the German Industry For a number of years now, a group of professional hackers has been busy spying on businesses all over the world: Winnti. Believed to be controlled by China. For the first time, in a joint investigation, German public broadcasters BR and NDR are shedding l...
by gaurav.p
04 Jul 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3678
Views: 478731

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

- marketing/showcasing NAG when it is not yet operational - REALLY BAD pitching skills of the director (repetitions of same keywords, he needs to sell the products and he is talking about companies) - the bullets being shown at 1:59 - the horrific model of LCA in the video!!! LKKAJ6niJ0s -----------...
by gaurav.p
29 Jun 2019 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3003
Views: 261192

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

wow, the symmetry! lajawab
by gaurav.p
29 Jun 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3145
Views: 662672

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

ahh the 16/yr number been hearing about it since soooo many years. The higher management needs to be realistic rather than shaming the battered reputation of HAL plus giving more ghee to the DDM. Year-Over-Year Tejas Production • 2015-16: One • 2016: Two • 2017: Three • 2018: Six • 2019: Eight [Proj...
by gaurav.p
29 Jun 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 309670

Re: Military Flight Safety

nobody has any solution other than firecrackers and keeping nearby areas free of slaughter houses. water bodies and trees will attract birds. garbage will attract crows. was lurking around as usual, stumbled across this (~40mb video) ornithopter by IITK prof. It seems the red colour of the drone ha...
by gaurav.p
28 Jun 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 309670

Re: Military Flight Safety

Really scary stuff. wasnt the fourth pod which was ejected very dangerous one? It didn't seem to have a clean ejection (flew up again!) Has IAF invested in any devices that prevent bird hits? If not, wondering if it is good time to support some desi startup/university to develop a prototype rather t...
by gaurav.p
28 Jun 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3145
Views: 662672

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

36month lead time! 3 years from the date of order phew...so surely after 16FOC + 8 trainers (~2yr max till 2021) there will be a gap of 1+ yrs? the baboons need to do something!!! But at the moment it seems that the dream of 36 more rafales is lower hanging fruit than 83mk1A. IMO the mothballed mig2...
by gaurav.p
28 Jun 2019 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4747
Views: 880460

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1144474463297126400 --> Indian Rare Earths Limited has developed a formulation for Yttrium Stabilized Zirconia & Lanthanum Zirconate, which has been used to create bi-layer thermal barrier coatings (LZ over YSZ) for jet engine parts. Test material has already ...
by gaurav.p
28 Jun 2019 19:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment
Replies: 56
Views: 8166

Re: PSU Privatization / Strategic Disinvestment

Fix the human resource management of all PSUs, corporatise them. But don't short sell and ignore them and eventually liquidate them at dirt prices. IIRC BSNL still has the largest network with optical fibre network in India. Having the 5G spectrum will ease the revenue issues. Communications is real...
by gaurav.p
23 Jun 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3928
Views: 805042

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

found this while lurking around twitter.
Credits: https://mobile.twitter.com/hvtiaf/statu ... 7753959424
If Doc is out with the scalpel, it has truly started..
Literally out of the world
Mighty #gaganyaan
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by gaurav.p
23 Jun 2019 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 213760

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Agree saar. the design, IP, everything is Chinese. Here the brahmos is different. But the assembly work being done and the way it is marketed is similar to the world is on the lines of brahmos. Both of them have been adopted by only one of the partners and a case of good project management and execu...
by gaurav.p
22 Jun 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 213760

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Well IMHO its more than screwdrivergiri. It is something on the lines of brahmos for us. Get the tech and form joint partners. Incrementally indigenise + improve + market it worldwide. All silos are working symbiotically to acheive new peaks. While in our case, for the past few months I have seen th...
by gaurav.p
18 Jun 2019 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4190
Views: 668048

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Slight OT, but this seems to be the best video that I found wrt to blade folding of heptrs.

https://twitter.com/Sikorsky/status/1140602664625016835
Ready to go: Watch how the #CH53K’s blades fold, making it easy to transport by sea, air or land.
by gaurav.p
18 Jun 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1151
Views: 189308

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

After reading this piece, the malayas doesn't seem much different from paki where deliberate obfuscation of information is done in order to save H&D.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... es/590653/
by gaurav.p
17 Jun 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 56888

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

ironical but LSP3 number of flights have reduced...Somebody blundered in putting the new nos I guess
by gaurav.p
16 Jun 2019 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1151
Views: 189308

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

PAS'19 is going to be interesting, with unveiling of Dassault NGF + loyal wingmen, TAI TF-X, Leonardo LE drone... Is there even a market for 5-6gen a/c with so much overcrowding? (KAI KF-X, AMCA, FC31/J20, F35, Su57). I think going for unmanned tejas and optimised unmanned AMCA is a much better path...
by gaurav.p
08 Jun 2019 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3678
Views: 478731

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^ if the tech is matching the state of the art. A possible way to go will be to team up with big fishes from friendly countries? (for the sake of validation of the baboons + greater political will + more funding). This doesn't seem to be the old story. The linked research paper is published this yea...
by gaurav.p
08 Jun 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3678
Views: 478731

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

while desi dumb media are craving for onion and garlic. Someone missed this. The uni ppl should also start having contacts with media folks... https://www.iisc.ac.in/indias-first-e-mode-gallium-nitride-power-transistor/ India’s first e-mode Gallium-Nitride Power Transistor Why GaN HEMT? All electron...
by gaurav.p
08 Jun 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 56888

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

OT: in the marketing stuff there is a lot of room for improvement. All the ~12 photos that were released were enough for ~6 weeks of weekly updates. ADA folks with the landmark furgality of desi cos need to learn a thing from grip-pen stable. Need to do weekly social engineering. Noob question = wha...
by gaurav.p
07 Jun 2019 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 56888

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

So many beautiful photoss. Courtesy: FB page of tejas . :twisted: More than a month long of hard toil at INS, HANSA.. Two Naval Prototypes, both the trainer and the fighter.. Tireless hours of development flight testing starting from the first light of the day to deep into the evening.. Volumes of t...
by gaurav.p
26 May 2019 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 876
Views: 254325

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

The ADA site(Achievements -> Flight news current year) shows an increment in the count of LSP2 recently.

IIRC Uttam was to flown on LSP2.
by gaurav.p
26 May 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 56888

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

The NLCA Mk1 will always be remembered for the LEVCONs. This device is a truly brilliant piece of innovation and I dare say it is India's own unique gift to the world of Naval Aviation . This thing looks like a canard, functions like a canard but after doing its function it goes back to being flush...
by gaurav.p
25 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3003
Views: 261192

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Another set of drool-worthy snaps. Desi OSINT propaganda folks time to spam these all over. Source: Kesar from the setting sun over the deserts of Rajasthan, signifies sacrifice, courage and valor of IAF and promises to bring new hopes and new beginnings the following morning. Resting here, is the o...
by gaurav.p
25 May 2019 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 17914

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

drool over the LEVCONs.

Source

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by gaurav.p
23 May 2019 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 56888

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

found this talk on magic carpet, might help. I think the magic carpet will also help in decreasing the structural stress on the ac and eventually leading to some increase in MTBFO. Hope it comes to fruition on the NLCA. 3LgsY0M4TnA looking at bolter manoeuvres is scary itself. Random idea = Is there...
by gaurav.p
28 Apr 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 876
Views: 254325

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1122314305389547520 An Indian Air Force Boeing C-17 Globemaster III unloading a HAL/ADA Tejas Mk.1 Multirole Fighter Aircraft of the Indian Air Force https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5NC6F4UUAAy_K_.jpg:large Wondering why a Tejas is being delivered by a C17? De...
by gaurav.p
26 Apr 2019 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1000
Views: 179100

Re: Aircraft Recognition

jet engines at the ends of the blades?!
by gaurav.p
25 Apr 2019 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 59853

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

^ It is from the video of MWF from AeroIndia if I am not wrong.

Don't remember where I saw it on the internet.
by gaurav.p
25 Apr 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 733831

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Looking ahead and taking the lessons from the Balakot strike, IAF wants more “technological asymmetry” to be able to “ penetrate the enemy airspace at will”, according to the report. It will be looking at better air defence capabilities . The induction of new platforms such as the Russian made S-40...
by gaurav.p
24 Apr 2019 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3097
Views: 459986

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

here is EOI for proposed IRST http://makeinindiadefence.gov.in/projects/projectlist/2/1 Approximately will take 4+ years. At the moment the EOI's are being evaluated from the last update on the site. Interesting that there are plans for ASPJ, mostly for the Su? Also feasibility studies wrt OBOGS for...
by gaurav.p
23 Apr 2019 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3678
Views: 478731

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Welcome AJIT, a ‘Made in India’ Microprocessor https://researchmatters.in/news/welcome-ajit-%E2%80%98made-india%E2%80%99-microprocessor Some highlights from the article... IIT Bombay) have developed a new microprocessor called AJIT—the first ever microprocessor to be conceptualised, designed, devel...
by gaurav.p
22 Apr 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 876
Views: 254325

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

http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/02/23/tracking-the-tejas-the-tejas-mk2-grows-a-pair-becomes-the-medium-weight-fighter/ Updated second part. We added a few interesting points on LCA wing design. Do read to know why Tejas has lower sweep on inboard section or why the inboard section looks like it ...
by gaurav.p
19 Apr 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3097
Views: 440640

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

Some tweets from the given link https://mobile.twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1119196799867281408 {regding Sukhois not getting into BVR} Was made painfully aware in the BVR sit which unfolded on 27 Feb 19. The RVV-AE is certainly outclassed in range by the AIM-120 C-5 . However, BVR combat is not onl...
by gaurav.p
18 Apr 2019 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 142
Views: 25169

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Recent documentaries on IAF pilot training show using the Kiran mk1 for stage 2 training. As read on teetar that the course still consists of 3 stages and is done on 2 planes instead of 3.

So, why doesn't the IJT have any scope for future induction?
by gaurav.p
18 Apr 2019 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 44690

Re: Aero India 2019

F-16 Cockpit Cam - PACAF Viper Demo - Aero India 2019
by gaurav.p
15 Apr 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 876
Views: 254325

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

Stumbled across this on teetar. https://twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1114496982880403456 How time flies! There was a piece on the corner of Aerospace Knowledge magazine issued in April 1990 introducing the Indian LCA project with illustrations, which said the pre research had completed in 1988, lots...
by gaurav.p
08 Apr 2019 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3097
Views: 440640

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

Watch it explained by the Air Vice Marshal... https://mobile.twitter.com/ANI/status/1115238836894928896 ---> Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor in the radar images shows the location of the shooting down of F-16 of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) by an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 piloted by Wing Commander Abhin...
by gaurav.p
06 Apr 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 876
Views: 254325

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

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... in-457001/
ANALYSIS: How LIMA deployment marked new high for India's Tejas


While our MSM ignored LIMA, here is good read by FlightGlobal :D

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