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by sajaym
28 Mar 2020 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198987

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Indian MH-60R helos to be Saudi-standard, plus national mods I remember once on the Indian military helicopters thread, there was someone advocating buying Apaches for the Navy as well. As you can see, there's no need... The MH-60R will end up being the IN's HIND -- it's gonna be a bloody flying ta...
by sajaym
28 Mar 2020 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198987

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/arunp2810/status/1242063153405423616?s=20 ---> The first & the last COs of Sea Harrier Squadron; 33 years apart. Young Commander Shikuraj had set his sights on my job as a 7-yr old in Yeovilton where his father, Lieutenant Commander Pillai was a radar specialist in the squad...
by sajaym
24 Mar 2020 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664140

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

... The height of the cockpit from the ground never ceases to amaze me. I wonder if any of the Gnat/Ajeet fighter designers were on board the LCA team too. In a scramble, a pilot can literally be in the cockpit with just one leg on the ladder...Just like how it was in the Gnat! :D (PS: My comments ...
by sajaym
12 Mar 2020 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330872

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

In the video, the chute is still attached to the seat. So could indicate last minute ejection or that he could've even been thrown out of the jet as it impacted the ground. There was once a story i read on brf of an IAF sardar pilot who got thrown out of his mig-21 as it crashed during low level exe...
by sajaym
26 Feb 2020 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851922

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Whether IA should have got Apaches while Dhruv WSI & LCH are there, is definitely debatable. But whether the IAF should have got the Apaches or not is beyond doubt, especially in the context of the 2-front war. We now have a very potent & proven transport force which can deliver men and mate...
by sajaym
22 Feb 2020 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 706351

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^^^ what will be the illumination radar https://idrw.org/army-asks-ofb-to-work-on-anti-rocket-mortar-artillery-weapons-system-for-loc-area-to-counter-pakistani-army/ They seem to be going for a radar/FLIR combo. The added benefit in installing these systems at the borders is that when we fire the...
by sajaym
10 Feb 2020 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1878
Views: 195953

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat Looks at Staggered Procurement, Monetising Defence Land to Tide over Cash Crunch https://www.news18.com/news/india/cds-gen-bipin-rawat-looks-at-staggered-procurement-monetising-defence-land-to-tide-over-cash-crunch-2493507.html "...Also, we need to develop capabilities of i...
by sajaym
07 Feb 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1081
Views: 198987

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rafale is already in the IAF I would prefer the M88 powered Rafale for the naval arm. The India Specific Equipment and upgrades, and the bed-down of the aircraft in India represents fixed cost investment that essentially guarantees that the Rafale will be the cheapest overall aircraft to acquire an...
by sajaym
06 Feb 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851922

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LUH has attained IOC!!! Great news! Now we quickly need to move onto the heavy category -- IMRH. Hopefully in the IMRH programme there should be a naval version built from ground up like the TEDBF. With auto folding rotor, auto folding beach umbrella and all other types of auto foldables. The Chine...
by sajaym
31 Jan 2020 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050928

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The Kaveri project should be allowed to fumble along with the drone projects & not interfere with any of the current/ future manned fighter projects. What is needed is to take the learnings from the Kaveri project and design a new engine from scratch along with active private participation. This...
by sajaym
24 Jan 2020 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713059

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Cavitation cap is a more efficient way of underwater launch than brute force rocket. SDRE's do it subtly. A thousand pranaams to the indian scientists for having perfected this technique. This is indeed a great achievement for our country, close on the heels of the successful carrier trials of the ...
by sajaym
20 Jan 2020 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 46
Views: 3661

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

I had been looking for this photo ever since this thread was started. Thought it would be apt to share this memorable photo of the MiG-27ML from my Dad's Albums. My Dad (Army officer) & elder brothers along with squadron maintenance officer, posing in front of a MiG-27 ML of the Tigersharks at H...
by sajaym
17 Jan 2020 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851922

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Adding a auto folding rotor is no easy task. It'll definitely increase the weight by another 500 kg How did you get this number? My apologies for the wrong number of 500 kg. As per below blog, HAL personnel appear to have mentioned that the auto fold system is around 100 kg. http://ajaishukla.blogs...
by sajaym
17 Jan 2020 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851922

Re: Indian Military Helicopters



Adding a auto folding rotor is no easy task. It'll definitely increase the weight by another 500 kg and qualification trials will stretch for long too.
by sajaym
15 Jan 2020 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67657

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

A simple comparison video. Watch the difference in thrusts between a SEDBF and a TEDBF...in the SEDBF after brake release the thrust is just enough to get the aircraft moving whereas the TEDBF experiences an additional 'kick in the ass' after brake release. That 'kick' is why the IN wants TEDBF and ...
by sajaym
14 Jan 2020 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330872

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

viveks wrote:Pakistan's top gun movie....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anv3Y95eL9Q :D :D :D :)


OMG! The picturization is top class! Our ch*****as in Bollywood should watch this. None of our Bollywood war movies have any aircombat scenes so vividly picturized.
by sajaym
13 Jan 2020 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 67657

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

Both MWF & AMCA design is available. How difficult or easy will be to use this existing knowledge to come up with a TEDBF design? The LCA-MWF-TEDBF program should best be executed similar to the ALH program. In the ALH program, once the base ALH design was proven it spawned a whole host of offs...
by sajaym
01 Jan 2020 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 351644

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

If it was only a FCS failure, the pilot could've recovered by shutting & restarting the FCS. This could've been an FCS failure compounded by a hardware failure. Eg FCS mispointing the thrust vectoring nozzle (TVN) and then the TVN remaining stuck in the same position due to hardware issues. This...
by sajaym
01 Jan 2020 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664140

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

There's already LCA mk1, mk1A, MWF, TEDBF and AMCA. So this must be BWF = Beech Wala Fighter. This was to be expected... once the IAF realized that the navy was getting a twin engined interim fighter before the AMCA, they too would feel the 'itch' for a twin engined bird.
by sajaym
30 Dec 2019 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1162
Views: 330872

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

...May be ability to datalink BVR with AWACS to let it cue it towards target...Integrate our SAM's with our AWACS... This capability is something I had extensively described in my post in the below page. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7675&p=2322188&sid=ab7a8c81aa...
by sajaym
22 Dec 2019 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942525

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

Coming back to the old debate and requirement of a strat. bomber for both the IAF and IN.A recent statement from the US after testing an improved anti- ship ASM out to 300km range, says that just one B-1 bomber can carry upto 24 of the new missiles. I read a recent report where US is said to be exp...
by sajaym
22 Dec 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 942525

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

Technically, the 42 modified sukhoi should be having a separate designation -- Su-30 MKIB. B for Brahmos. Where the structure has been modified and such modification affects flight performance, it's a different bird altogether. Also, I wonder whether these 40 will form two separate squadrons or whet...
by sajaym
20 Dec 2019 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624263

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

...the precision guided Pinaka-MK2 with a 75Km range is so important... I would like to see a Pinaka version with 40km range and 35km worth loitering capability. The loitering rocket should be fired as a buddy with the PG Pinaka. That way, after we hit a target the the first rocket, the loitering r...
by sajaym
20 Dec 2019 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624263

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

...Meanwhile, a PoK resident has been arrested along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district and booked under the Egress and Internal Movement (Control) Ordinance (EIMCO) Act, sources said. Mohammad Sayeed, a resident of Sabzikote in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, was captured by the Army three ...
by sajaym
18 Dec 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713059

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

And since Brahmos is the best thing since sliced cheese, I now demand a Brahmos-based supercavitation torpedo with a 300km range...POOF! There goes the Paki/Chini submarine edge.
by sajaym
12 Dec 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 149
Views: 21963

Re: 48th Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

https://defenceforumindia.com/operation-jackpot-1-538 Sharing this awesome description of 'Operation Jackpot'. Got goosebumps when I was reading it because the planning, training & execution of that operation seemed almost similar to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. In the same way we hear of regular ...
by sajaym
12 Dec 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236904

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Indian army bought two types of Excalibur. There were 500 rounds of ammunition that could that have the accuracy of 20 metres from the target and over 100 rounds that can strike as close as 2 metres to the target. Along with the Excalibur, a precision-guided kit that is put on shells to increase th...
by sajaym
11 Dec 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948365

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

[b]The gap of fourteen days, five hours and fifty-seven minutes between the previous PSLV launch – November’s deployment of Cartosat-3 – and Wednesday’s mission is the shortest turnaround between two PSLV launches to date... Another PSLV mission, carrying RISAT-2BR1’s sister satellite, RISAT-2BR2, ...
by sajaym
05 Dec 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624263

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/robots-to-help-indian-army-fight-terror-in-kashmir-11573656555551.html This is really a welcome development. I was getting sick and tired of so many avoidable casualties in COIN ops in J&K. The biggest advantage of Pak's proxy war was their use low cost manpo...
by sajaym
05 Dec 2019 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 647522

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Just need a scaled down version of radome proposed for A330. This might be a better development path for de-risking desi AWACS. My thoughts as well...We should have a Chapathi for the A330 and a Poori for the C295. Since C295 kam peetha hai we can have more number of them up in the air and spread o...
by sajaym
29 Nov 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 546
Views: 68809

Re: Design your own fighter

One honorable member has posted below design as one possibility of the evolution from NLCA Mk2 to TEDBF. This design is an UPWARD EVOLUTION. I would request any of you with good CAD skills to try a DOWNWARD EVOLUTION -- take the current AMCA design and scale it down to a non-stealthy 4 gen TEDBF des...
by sajaym
19 Nov 2019 19:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160729

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

I think going ahead with TEDBF is a much better option...TEDBF can include lot of technologies from AMCA, except few things like geometric stealth... My thoughts as well. In hindsight, the NLCA Mk2 would've been a wasteful exercise. It would've only been a bigger version of a technology demonstrato...
by sajaym
11 Nov 2019 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4203
Views: 880641

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

keub-5jh_M4 After seeing this display it seems to me that the J-10B with TVC engine is almost like a Rafale & SU-30MKI rolled into one (for the cost of a single engine fighter!). With a decent avionics fit and reliable engine, this jet could be the ideal Paki counter for our Rafales & MKIs....
by sajaym
22 Oct 2019 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3517
Views: 624263

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

If this govt is serious about taking back POK then this is the way to do it...by keeping the LOC in turmoil, treating it just as a line which is not fixed but ever fluid. For years India has adopted a Dharamraj Yudhistra policy of 'respecting the LOC' and adhereing to ceasefire agreements. Pakis hav...
by sajaym
22 Oct 2019 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050928

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Where does the HAL HTFE-25 & HTSE engines fit into the scheme of things? IMHO HAL made the right decision to develop engines for small jets/UCAVs/Helicopters -- for which there are already various promising as well as mature indigenous programs, thereby assuring a good market for such engines. H...
by sajaym
20 Oct 2019 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 948365

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

The RLV seems to be the size of a Toyota Fortuner, so I'm guessing this is going to be the first high profile mission of the new IAF Chinook helicopter. Only the Chinook can carry such a load to that height. Our MI-26s are currently not operational.
by sajaym
20 Oct 2019 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 741678

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

srai wrote:Out of the major Indian metro cities, Bengaluru still doesn’t have one.

I read somewhere on this same thread that Bengaluru already has Para Commandos based here at the Para Training center. So Bengaluru is already a Para Commando Hub I guess.
by sajaym
17 Oct 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80996

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

I would suggest a virtual reality cockpit for future variants of the AMCA. Here are some benefits of a virtual cockpit: 1. The main interactions of a pilot with his aircraft are through his helmet and his gloves. So if we can virtually project a cockpit environment to the pilot through his helmet (h...
by sajaym
15 Oct 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80996

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

I'm not an engineer so kindly excuse my ignorance. Sometime ago, on Discovery Channel I watched a programme about the manufacturing of some thing...don't know whether it was a car or an airliner. In one of the scenes, there was an engineer wearing virtual reality goggles and gloves, and he was holdi...
by sajaym
11 Oct 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648670

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

Yes in jk and chicken neck iaf has only few bases while paf has many If this is the case, then IAF needs to activate some road mobile fighter detachments in these areas. Such a road mobile detachment should have 2 fighter jets stationed at the nearest Indian Army base (can also be 2 Hawk-i jets, op...

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