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by hemant_sai
12 Oct 2020 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4973
Views: 1216305

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

@RajaRudra - Superb like for your suggestion. Such unconventional thinking for best possible use of our resources is the need of the hour. In one of the conclave, Parrikar Sir had mentioned that yes squadron numbers are reducing but we have potent missile force to take care of the needs. looking at ...
by hemant_sai
06 Oct 2020 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82557

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

http://www.ltas-cm3.ulg.ac.be/AERO0023-1/ConceptionAeroFighter.pdf This says with delta wing - horizontal tail must be placed further away to be effective. Exact words from PDF, "The centre of lift lies aft on a Delta wing. This means that the horizontal tail can only be effective if it lies ev...
by hemant_sai
22 Sep 2020 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1087336

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

^^ From where you get 24-25 for Mk1A ? Trainers would be manufactured in a new line as per reports from Sandeep. If 8 FOC Single seaters in 2020-21 8 FOC Single seaters 2021-22 then logically 18 FOC trainers will occupy HAl in 2022-23 and FY 2023-24, so single seat MK1A will start from 2024-25 onwa...
by hemant_sai
24 Jun 2020 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3712
Views: 1033035

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why army is not opting for truck mounted AK630 in ladakh? I guess we have not yet produced those in numbers?
by hemant_sai
24 Jun 2020 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1087336

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

What my small brain understands that - it is simple case of keeping GE404-IN20 alive - rest are excuses. Otherwise there would have been plan for Mk1B for sure to accomodate GE414.
by hemant_sai
24 Jun 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4973
Views: 1216305

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

IAF plans for 42 squadrons, consisting of a mix of combat aircraft in the light, medium and heavy categories. If we assume a 1/3 mix of each type, it comes to 14 squadrons each. ... We have assertions from IAF/Test Pilots on below items, 1] AMCA would replace Su-30 2] There won't be MK1B/C/D - (mos...
by hemant_sai
23 Jun 2020 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1087336

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

I m curious on why we r nt gng for 414 on Mk1A?
Till Dec 2017 - Tejas mk2 was lca with 414. It is gr8 that we branched out for MWF.
But same almost frozen airframe config of Dec 2017 can be used for Mk1A? Does 414 adds too much of cost?
by hemant_sai
23 Jun 2020 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 692323

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

This is my wildest wish - it has obvious flaws but it has sense to get out of that pit of reducing squadrons n other strategic sttuff of which I m no expert. Let go for 40 units of each Rafale, Mig29/35, GripenE, SuperHornet. With compulsion of Uttam Radar?? Let hold payments till Uttam is successfu...
by hemant_sai
23 Jun 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 692323

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

Honestly I don't understand emergency logic here. I don't have anything against Rafales. But this emergency consignment we are expecting after 2023? Also we loose the negotiation edge in emergency case. I would rather prefer to get them immediately from operational fleet and same would return once o...
by hemant_sai
22 Jun 2020 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968519

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

What are chances of heavy rain in galwan valley n galwan river getting flooded?
Will such situation affect current deployment along galwan valley?
Just a curious qn. Is galwan area known to have less rain that such situation is very remote in terms of possibility?
by hemant_sai
20 Jun 2020 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 968519

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

There was no need to take shortcut and over simplify things. I think people of India would not mind if PM had taken more than hour to inform the truth as it happened. Honestly, there are clear signs that something is still kept under the carpet for sheer projection that things can't go wrong with BJ...
by hemant_sai
02 May 2020 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2247
Views: 336485

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

How prudent it is to continue investment on Tejas Mk2 programme over AMCA? Beyond 83 Tejas variants the progression should be straight to AMCA and the gap in between filled by 'make in India' fighters like LockMart's F21. The private sector gets induced and ecosystem builds up quickly - also prodcu...
by hemant_sai
04 Feb 2020 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281439

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

IMHO, TejasMK2/MWF must be followed in mission mode to achieve 2024 as timeline. If there is change of regime in 2024 - I am sure we can forget MWF for another decade. Also it will be good if NaMo can place a mechanism in place before 2024 so that, Army will be empowered to push away political inter...
by hemant_sai
04 Jan 2020 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82557

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

[/quote] Actually, NAval Mk1 use the LEVcon as a vortex flap while landing right now. I don't know whether the TEDBF will have a horizontal tail plane or a close-coupled canard. In the latter case, vortex flaps will make no sense. The canard can be used to have a similar effect, just like it does on...
by hemant_sai
20 Feb 2019 23:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 259292

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

Of course my thoughts are all fanboy stuff and in reality I don't have any know how of aeronautics.
I wish MWF all the success and it should become a roaring success.
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 20:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 526366

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1097858393073692672 ---> AMCA will fit into our fifth generation requirement. If it comes up in time , it will be our first option,” says the Indian Air Force. I would have loved to hear from IAF that they do not expect any import post 2024/25. Make IAF an accoun...
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 240141

Re: Pulwama Attack

I think we should simplify things and ask one question, are we ready for war or not? If not, then no need to discuss anything of this - soft options being carried by govt are enough. If yes, then go for all out war - result should be 1] Get complete J&K back with No 370&35A 2] Free Balochist...
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 15:32
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 60471

Re: Aero India 2019

I personally think that Aero India show must be postponed. How can we show the world that we as a nation are enjoying a military event/show and at the same time expressing grief and anger.
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 60471

Re: Aero India 2019

Prasad wrote:Any questions for the RM? Opp today.

Why there is no provision of slapping penalty for delays in production and there should be provision for incentives for advance deliveries.
Why accountability is not fixed in contracts?
by hemant_sai
19 Feb 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 60471

Re: Aero India 2019

Prasad wrote:Any questions for the RM? Opp today.

For some folks it appears that RM is not keen on reading between the lines when it comes to biases of forces and MoD babus. How she keeps herself knowledgeable on developments of weapons and platforms. Does she has any special interest in fighter planes?
by hemant_sai
18 Feb 2019 20:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 240141

Re: Pulwama Attack

Chinese state media reported that stop blaming Pakistan and China for terror attack. Show the proofs first. Guys do we have any pride or not. Why can't we close relations with both of them. Chinese are even worse enemy for us. We should stop this diplomatic stuff now. Let us call enemy as enemy. No ...
by hemant_sai
18 Feb 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 240141

Re: Pulwama Attack

Valley has become rotten place. Humane approach will never work. Instead of expecting army to clean up, people of India should take the charge. Set an example soon else there will be more valleys across the nation in future.
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 692323

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

Once we get first jets in Sept, the govt (NDA hopefully) must order next batches. Doesn't matter MII or MIF. Having massive air power is paramount. Imagine us having 2 3 squadrons of Rafales now, how much they would have changed the situation currently. It is evident that we are short on funding. W...
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4973
Views: 1216305

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

Prospect of MMRCA seems more n more irrelevant now. It will be far better to focus time, money n brains on indiginization. On curious note, what are chances that India can get complete ToT of Mig29 excluding ToT of radar, engines. We should be allowed to make customised Mig29 without need of any li...
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4973
Views: 1216305

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

Prospect of MMRCA seems more n more irrelevant now. It will be far better to focus time, money n brains on indiginization. On curious note, what are chances that India can get complete ToT of Mig29 excluding ToT of radar, engines. We should be allowed to make customised Mig29 without need of any li...
by hemant_sai
17 Feb 2019 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4973
Views: 1216305

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

Prospect of MMRCA seems more n more irrelevant now. It will be far better to focus time, money n brains on indiginization. On curious note, what are chances that India can get complete ToT of Mig29 excluding ToT of radar, engines. We should be allowed to make customised Mig29 without need of any lic...
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2247
Views: 336485

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Irony is we are putting so many brains - not to improve things but to make it worse. :) It doesn't look like a process cycle where feedback is taken to eliminate repeat of mistakes. What is the use of auditing decision making process when you cannot correct it before final decision is made. This who...
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4973
Views: 1216305

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

Google shows Mig35 cost as $40mln. If this is true, why not go for new Mig35? If we are paying anything above $25mln for Mig29UPG upgraded from old stock, something is wrong with IAF.
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 743148

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

... I hope these are not just numbers on paper. In simple terms whatever amount is not yet paid to HAL, must not be part of these numbers. In that case I would expect govt. could have shared its thought if recent HAL borrowing due to lack of funds is justified or not. If really situation is so brig...
by hemant_sai
15 Feb 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 240141

Re: Pulwama Attack

Partial good news that MFN status is removed for Pakistan. I agree with @rohan1424 that all diplomatic relations with Pak should end. Regarding retaliation, I am not in favor of war but yes we need to increase frequency of surgical strikes, 01 strike in 05 years is of no use and we all can see that....
by hemant_sai
14 Feb 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 240141

Re: Pulwama Attack

@syam, I share same feelings. But at large we people of India are responsible as we give space for political party's shamelessness. We, people of India have grown thick skin like politicians. Sometimes I doubt if it is people of India who fought against British or they were same few like our army men.
by hemant_sai
13 Feb 2019 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 692323

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

Hindu: Rafale deal not on ‘better terms’ than UPA-era offer Wow. The Hindu has put up the entire 8 page dissent note submitted by three members of the Indian Negotiating Team. Regardless of the concerns raised, the MoD is leaking sensitive docs like crazy. NaMo has certainly upset some very powerfu...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 19:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 259292

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

The only engine you are allowed to talk about changing here would be Snecmized K9 or K10. Whatever recent articles I read, they had no mention of Kaveri for any of Tejas variant. It was only mentioned as planned for AMCA. Right now it seems as if suddenly engine program has become classified. No ne...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 692323

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

I don't see much issue with current RM except that her anger and anxiety paralyses her ability to answer convincingly. To be honest, if BJP comes back to power, I won't recommend any reshuffle, at least not with RM. I would rather seek Mr. Parrikar's helping hand and free him from CM's responsibili...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 12:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 259292

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

Looking at timelines, if we are optimistic to have 01st flight of Mk2 at the end of 2020, I see equal possibility that by end of 2023 we can have IOC and start producing MK2 from APR-2024. On the other hand Mk1 FOC production is expected to continue till end of 2021. With 8 FOC trainers, it will be ...
by hemant_sai
12 Feb 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 692323

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

Rakesh sir, yes I have seen some of the rona dhonas here in BRF too while MMRCA 2 started. For me personally, Taking internal notes and memos of one person of a department and saying the whole deal went bad is akin to believing Bollywood gossip that is being said on MTv. As for the deal, CONgress a...
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 692323

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

More than RaGa, I am amazed at BJP leadership. They are not able to stop his outright lies. It appears that for RaGa, there is just no fear for shouting lies and in-fact after recent state-wins, he must be thinking - "Wow !!! It works. It is so easy just repeat-n-repeat". There is no price...
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 21:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 259292

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

Very curious to see final airframe of Mk2. IAF officers had suggested that design will incorporate stealth as takeaway from AMCA design, I hope we will see a far better carved out Mk2 than earlier. It should not be the case that only canards are added and we are calling it a drastic design change.
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 21:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 259292

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

1) "the entire assembly of front fuselage assembly weighs 500 kg approximately (Structure weight)" 2) "the entire assembly of Centre fuselage assembly weighs about 900 Kg (Structure weight) approximately" 3) "the entire assembly of Rear fuselage assembly weight 400Kg (Shell ...
by hemant_sai
11 Feb 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 405418

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

this is like colony gossip increasing by the day. I am all for this purchase game. Takes good amount of budget, provides a good target for us. A nation with not even 1000 mile coastal line and entire economy of less than our defense budget. This is a great way to waste money. Tathastu Is it that we...

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