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by sajaym
19 Feb 2021 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221003

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A short chat with Gp Capt HarshVardhan on the CATS program Per HVK each LCA (or mother ship) can control 5 Cats Warriors (drones). So that means in a regular squadron of 18 jets, even if 10 jets are given 5 drones each then that squadron effectively has a strength of 50 airframes to carry out opera...
by sajaym
07 Feb 2021 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116692

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

Guys, a techno-financial pooch -- I suspect that a lot of kit can be taken off from the LCA to make it more affordable for garib log like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam etc. So what would it be?? Derby missile? LDP? Aerial refuelling? Data links? SDRs?
by sajaym
03 Feb 2021 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755342

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

Cyrano wrote:"Schuss" to succeed Babuc !

Rafale Solo Display

Is that some screws which have been removed -- in the panel in front of Babuc?
by sajaym
03 Feb 2021 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221003

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What are it's specs? Check out page 3 of it's brochure -- there's an attack profile which looks exactly like the Balakot strike profile. https://www.iai.co.il/drupal/sites/default/files/2020-07/Rampage%20Brochure.pdf https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXk5cwgWoAEiA72.jpg
by sajaym
02 Feb 2021 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797689

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Folks, I think you're unnecessarily focussing on the volumes of old nose whereas the model pics clearly indicate that these a320s will get a 'nose job' done too. Though the model may not be close to the real thing, it is quite obvious that some kind of nose reshaping is being done.
by sajaym
30 Jan 2021 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 812903

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

From the above citation, are we to understand that the drogue caused a sudden change in the wake airflow which overwhelmed the FBW and caused it to go haywire?
by sajaym
25 Jan 2021 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221003

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

nam wrote:Rudram 3 images been deliberately released. 2nd time.
[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EskilS2VcAAZAs5?format=jpg&name[img]


On the missile is it written NG 1 ?
by sajaym
25 Jan 2021 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135680

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

Please tell me if my assumptions about the two design choices are valid: - delta with levcons - trapezoidal with a tail - delta with levcons: this wing layout has commonality with the current NLCA wing layout, therefore testing/production/induction will be faster. - trapezoidal with a tail: this wi...
by sajaym
25 Jan 2021 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 154886

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

Wonder where will the IRST go. Maybe they are going to do it the F-35 & J-20 way? https://tiananmenstremendousachievements.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/the-eots-under-the-nose-of-f-35.jpg https://militarywatchmagazine.com/m/articles/2019/02/21/article_5c6f34a2e235f6_05452256.jpg
by sajaym
21 Jan 2021 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347219

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

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/hawk-i-test-fires-smart-anti-airfield-weapon-that-can-destroy-enemy-assets-from-100km/articleshow/80385067.cms Hawk-i test fires smart anti-airfield weapon that can destroy enemy assets from 100km ...With this weapon, China deploying it's aircraft to Paki a...
by sajaym
21 Jan 2021 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755342

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

...And true to the Firang nature, they gently try to squeeze in another firangi mem ... The Indian and French air forces will conduct bilateral Exercise Desert Knight-21 at Air Force Station Jodhpur from 20th to 24th Jan 21 . The bilateral air combat exercise involving the Indian Air Force (IAF) and...
by sajaym
21 Jan 2021 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468166

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Guys, Is there any reason that those faithfuls use a single looong truck for their missile? https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/pakistan-shaheen-iii-road-mobile-irbm-side-view-c-march-2018.jpg While we kafirs use a single looong trailer? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/im...
by sajaym
19 Jan 2021 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135680

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

Stealthy TEDBF Sneak Peek into the design [youtube]fsBVsU9A-TY[youtube] -Ankit Minor nitpick, in the video they have used the 3d image of the mirage 4000 fighter. How about Naval LCA as interim while gaining operational experience to feed the TEDBF? There are two parts in your question which can be...
by sajaym
19 Jan 2021 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468166

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

rajsunder wrote:WHY IS PAKISTAN’S JF-17 FIGHTER A FAILURE?
https://www.daily-sun.com/post/530003/WHY-IS-PAKISTAN%E2%80%99S-JF17-FIGHTER-A-FAILURE-


Ya Allah! So the JF-17 is their Mig-29K it seems! Tauba, tauba!
by sajaym
19 Jan 2021 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755342

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

As is usual in the case of our military:

sooraj wrote:order of atleast 36 additional Rafales, six A330 MRTT,
Two steps forward, and...

sooraj wrote:and more than a hundred Panther helicopters.
...one step backward.
by sajaym
01 Jan 2021 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468166

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

What about during ejection? Seems like a suboptimal arrangement. Anoop, my understanding is that during an ejection the canopy will be jettisoned first by explosive charges - quite forcefully! So door-type hinges, yale lock etc etc doesn't make a difference. https://image.slidesharecdn.com/emergenc...
by sajaym
31 Dec 2020 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285621

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Yes! The flight deck looks closer to ready! Finally, actual news about the Vikrant in the Vikrant thread :lol: The shot from above makes an aircraft carrier look so simple to make. Makes we wonder, is it technically feasible to have 7 flat-top drone ships which can join together at sea to form an a...
by sajaym
10 Dec 2020 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 468166

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Could have been something similar, no?
by sajaym
02 Dec 2020 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1741
Views: 346017

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Stay tuned for its first reveal! #MH60R Awesome. A really good buy! I wonder whether we can lease some more till the IMRH-N is operationalized. BTW if I'm not mistaken, IN is the only service which takes stuff on lease -- Akulas and now MQ9B Sea Guardian drones. Don't think the IAF's initial SU-30K...
by sajaym
02 Dec 2020 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 285621

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I think we have to worry about enough aircraft for both the carriers only if both are operational at the same time. Since it was previously suggested that we should have 3 carriers so that any one can be under repair/refit at any time, the same logic can be followed now so that both the MIG-29s and ...
by sajaym
28 Nov 2020 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1741
Views: 346017

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

IN should really be serious about shifting some carrier borne training to N-LCA. That's what I too suggested on the military safety thread, but folks removed my chaddi for saying that. The point is the Mig-29 airframes need to be saved till 2030 till the TEDBF comes in. It's doable... IN just has t...
by sajaym
27 Nov 2020 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1741
Views: 346017

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The mig 29 has serious issues in reliability, time on station and overall sortie rates. IN needs to stop using up the mig-29 airframes and try to train using simulators/Hawks/NLCA. If IN has problems with NLCA, then HAL can perhaps modify the Hawks with landing hooks like the Goshawks. All prayers ...
by sajaym
27 Nov 2020 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347219

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

Hello All, there's a strange sounding jet flying above the skies in Bommasandra, Bangalore. Any idea which jet this is? Very strange sound of the engines, never heard before -- not a fighter, some kind of transport. Skies are overcast, hence not able to see the plane.
by sajaym
23 Nov 2020 11:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215563

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

The Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet is a missile propulsion system that includes a thrust modulated ducted rocket with a reduced smoke nozzle-less missile booster.[2] The thrust modulation in the system is achieved using a hot gas flow controller.[2] The system utilises a solid fuelled air-breathing ramje...
by sajaym
20 Nov 2020 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2515
Views: 473397

Re: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Some pics from the latest encounter. The kit and the tactics of the pigs was almost special forces-level. 1. M-4 carbine with starlight scope. 2. They used a rice-bag barricaded truck almost like an MPV -- inspite of the multiple 40mm grenade attacks on the truck and the subsequent fire, look at the...
by sajaym
30 Oct 2020 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347219

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

X posting from 1) International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018 USAF contracting Lockheed to allow for up to 32 JASSM-ER (and XRs) missiles to be launched from a single C-17 - AFRL Moves To Equip Cargo Planes With Bombs In a Box and 2) from "INS Vikrant News and Discussion" More than 100 B...
by sajaym
09 Oct 2020 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128983

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjyUIBhVcAEo_vC?format=jpg&name=small Looks great! I'm glad they did not go for the MI17-type intakes which was shown in one model. This model largely follows the ALH lineage. See the way these Helicopter guys are pushing out different variants based on the ALH desig...
by sajaym
05 Oct 2020 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347219

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

Are the Suryakirans carrying a Gun pod in the centerline? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjfPE0SVgAE_tk7?format=jpg&name=small When was this photo taken?? If recently, it shows that the Hawks have already been kitted up for war. I guess we have to expect that all the IAF Hawks have this set up now...
by sajaym
30 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 65195

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

This is a great development for the transport aircraft program in India. I see great opportunities for this design to be scaled up into > stretched > 4 engine turboprop > turbofan versions. The next logical progression from this model is something of the dimensions of the Dornier 328, which also had...
by sajaym
29 Sep 2020 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4196
Views: 1221003

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

...So all we have are the prototypes left over from the program after it ended. Makes sense not to waste them and deploy them now that the need is felt, but it is still a few leftover missiles. Not a large inventory. I agree. Unlike massa we people are not the type who like to fire hundreds of crui...
by sajaym
15 Sep 2020 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128983

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

All the current ALH subvariants have a similar intake and exhaust layout. But the IMRH seems to have a very different intake/exhaust layout. Is it because the designers are making a provision for the same engines as the MI-17 (in case our current engines fall short) or is it because such a layout is...
by sajaym
13 Sep 2020 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755342

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

Mort, you know very well how the netas/babus squandered the original deal for the additional M2Ks and left the IAF high & dry. Now if you are in IAF boots and if you know that the Rafales are damn good fighters & that you don't have enough of them, isnt it better to order a few more now rath...
by sajaym
08 Sep 2020 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3439
Views: 699308

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

I'm frequently seeing TV channels gushing about the SFF. All credit to the SFF, but what people are not realizing is that the SFF is nothing but the Indian equivalent of the mujahideen or similar to the Mukti Bahini/LTTE. The only difference is that while Pakis train their 'freedom fighters' to terr...
by sajaym
02 Sep 2020 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020926

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

Can we say the same about the GoI? Vivek, I think the fact that PM Modi visited Ladakh on Jul 3 is proof enough of this govt's intention in righting the wrongs in this region. If not for it's actual understanding of the strategic implications, then at least they (BJP) will want to do it as part of ...
by sajaym
13 Aug 2020 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 188
Views: 47656

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

https://twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1292071171941232642?s=20 ---> And this is what LCHs are capable to fire... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ee5btY0UYAAvOGK?format=jpg&name=small The only weapons certified on the LUH are ATAM, FZ 70 mm rockets and 20mm Nexter gun. Rest all are speculation. @tsark...
by sajaym
02 Aug 2020 10:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215563

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

We should have a rule in IAF that no aircraft type with less than 5 squadruns (or whatever a more practical number in terms of logistics) should be inducted. If inducted, efforts be made to reach 5 squadrun number. So MIG29 should be atlest 5 squads. I wish we could do the same for Mirage2000. More...
by sajaym
31 Jul 2020 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135680

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

I wonder who was the man who proposed this design. He was truly a visionary. Had his design been accepted, there would have been no separate 'MK-2', TEDBF, ORCA, AMCA drama. His design combines the current 3 aircrafts into one (four if you consider that this design could be used for UCAV also), -- a...
by sajaym
28 Jul 2020 12:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1020926

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

What prevents us from mining a few of the approaches near the LAC? Is there any agreement between India and China prohibiting deployment of mines?
by sajaym
28 Jul 2020 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfighter
Replies: 50
Views: 7769

Re: Gaming, Simulation and other tech for the NexGen warfighter

Hello All, I've recently downloaded a game called 'Marina Militare' on my mobile. It has got simulation for an AV-8B Harrier II. In order to fly it properly I would like details on takeoff and landing procedures of actual Harriers. If any of you know any retired Indian Navy Sea Harrier pilots, pleas...
by sajaym
28 Jul 2020 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755342

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

Agreed! But now the purchases are skewed in favour of domestic products -- 120+ Tejas Vs 36 (+36?) Rafales, and this is a welcome development. Encouragement of domestic products while retaining the competitive edge using stop gap imports. Win win for all!

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