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by srai
25 Feb 2018 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 59
Views: 3086

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

Hal can get to 12/year in another year or two. Doubling that will need an order for 100 more. In 3-4 years current line will stabilise. If they talk n fund a new line, suppliers, major and minor, will get enough time to scale at the quality needed by 5 years' time. 24/year from 2025-2032 will give ...
by srai
25 Feb 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 29715

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^^ Given that DRDO restructured itself into seven technology clusters around 4-years ago (http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=techclus.jsp) to streamline efforts, ADA (as well as HAL and other private firms) would need to work with various clusters as needed. That change seems to be ta...
by srai
24 Feb 2018 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 59
Views: 3086

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

:rotfl:

GoI changes and along with it "mother-of-all" contests, but all remains the same. Stuck in the Karmic cycle.
by srai
23 Feb 2018 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507248

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Akash Missile Why India needs the Akash missile This is the first time an entirely Indian designed, developed, and manufactured product is being deployed in numbers, says Ajai Shukla. ... But production ecosystems are nurtured with production orders. Today, the Akash production chain stands empty a...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 29715

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

There are planes that are not vulnerable to 7.62 rounds?? Apart from the A-10 that is. :eek: :shock: Maybe MiG 27 AFIK, Jaguars have bullet-proof glass. MiG-27s have some armor plates that can be attached to the sides of the cockpit on the outside. A modern fighter plane being shot down by a 7.62 r...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 19:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

ToI-Govt scraps single-engine fighter plan, asks IAF to go for wider competition https://m.timesofindia.com/india/govt-scraps-single-engine-fighters-plan-asks-iaf-to-go-for-wider-competition/articleshow/63034958.cms BEst news and now let them stop the drama to add twin engine to the race and just i...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3114
Views: 507248

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

His political viewpoint (and favoritism to F-35) aside, I have never seen an article from him which is critical of desi systems. We should give the man his due, where he deserves it. Long ago he used to be critical of desi systems but then suddenly had a change of heart (maybe a decade ago). After ...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^ ... The budget of the Ministry of Defence is being cannibalized by military personnel and pension costs. These costs place a hard limit on the ability of the military, especially the huge and manpower-heavy Army, to invest in serious modernization and technology acquisition. ... And yet, the IA ...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 07:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 29715

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I truly feel a surge of happiness hearing that the LCA AF Mk2 (as it is called by ADA) is happening. :D With canards and the newly shaped curved canopy, it'll be one heck of a beauty. I seriously hope to see a wind tunnel model image. Hope ADA is listening! The scaling up of the aerospace industry ...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4012
Views: 405198

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/964970031791640576 --> OFB's 155 mm/45 calibre Dhanush howitzer is headed into another round of trials. This is expected to be the final round of trials before the indent for 114 units is actually executed. Every time a fresh round of trials occur, a new set of &...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 06:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^
When did an Indian RFI/P ever materialize in a service induction in a hurry? How long do these multi-billion dollar deals take in the Indian context?
by srai
23 Feb 2018 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90820

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

^^^ It's six years total -> 3-years to start of deliveries from contract signing and another 3-years to complete deliveries of the 36 units on order. If we add time for selection, negotiations, etc., will be more years. For comparison, LCA Mk.1 IOC-2 achieved in Dec-2013 and that is when serial prod...
by srai
23 Feb 2018 06:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

... With all the 10 existing squadrons of old MiG-21s and MiG-27s slated for retirement by 2022, it’s projected the number of squadrons will go down to 19 by 2027, and may further reduce to 16 by 2032, given the long delays in the indigenous Tejas fighter. ... These guys keep rehashing falsehood. R...
by srai
22 Feb 2018 21:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Will wrote:...
On the other side me thinks this rigmarole of a new contest is for the exclusive entertainment of armchair Air Marshals and BR forums :mrgreen: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :twisted:

Time to shutter this SEF thread and start a new one MMRCA-II. Another decade of entertainment on BRF :rotfl:
by srai
22 Feb 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90820

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

^^^
:rotfl: complains about scaling up LCA production with only 40 on the order book while happy with 36 Rafale delivery dates at lesser units/year. Double standards!
by srai
21 Feb 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 29715

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^^
Takes off before 3 markers
by srai
21 Feb 2018 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90820

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

^^^
AFAIR, the IAF built infrastructure to support 150 Mirage-2000s, but further orders didn’t occur. Let’s see how the Rafales pan out.
by srai
20 Feb 2018 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3019
Views: 297364

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

GOI has not even funded the FSED for this program that would be the first basic step for the program to look serious. Else we can continue with Tejas Mk2 and Mk3 type iterative program and order 400 of these types They are going the Tejas way. Feasibility/Project Definition phase >> TD >> FSED. Fir...
by srai
20 Feb 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172380

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^^
The IAF at this point is not in a hurry when it comes to acquiring a heavy fighter like PAK-FA because they have 270+ Su-30MKIs for that role for the foreseeable future. They can choose to play the waiting game and keep demanding better specs.
by srai
20 Feb 2018 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3019
Views: 297364

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

^^^
Wasn’t the AMCA undergoing detailed design phase? This was to be 7-years long process, which is coming to an end. They have refined the final design.
by srai
19 Feb 2018 12:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^ 42 squadrons will remain aspirational until unless the bulk of it is formed using very affordable Tejas Mk.1/Mk.1A/Mk.2. If India fixates on expensive imports, shortages will be the norm. The GoI is not increasing the defense budget anytime soon. The end users need to be in-sync with capital bud...
by srai
17 Feb 2018 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570146

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

An Alternative Plan For P-75I, India’s Submarine Construction Program http://www.delhidefencereview.com/2018/02/17/an-alternative-plan-for-p-75i-indias-submarine-construction-program/ A good article. I love the idea. Would love to see others comments on this. If only India had continued to build on...
by srai
17 Feb 2018 05:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348870

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL should try to seek EASA/FAR certification for commercial variant. I'd imagine which ever private enterprise is interested in teaming up with HAL to produce civilian version of Dhruv, would want to export these choppers outside of India. And without EASA/FAR certification, it would be difficult ...
by srai
16 Feb 2018 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348870

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ Good development! Now we are talking about organic MII within India with indigenous products. This is where indigenous MII would have a major impact on the maturity of Indian Aerospace MIC over the next decade. AMCA will have it easy ;) LCA -> outsourcing of major components to 5 tier-1 private ...
by srai
16 Feb 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90820

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

‘Old IAF jets need to be replaced urgently’ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/old-iaf-jets-need-to-be-replaced-urgently/articleshow/62893869.cms Air Chief Marshal (retired) Arup Raha — Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force from 2013 to 2016 — spoke to TOI on myriad issues rang...
by srai
16 Feb 2018 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172380

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Disagree with SJHA, If it doesn't meet our requirement, get out. Forget sunk cost. If we do end up going with PAKFA, it should be that the new engines are far more reliable than the MKI engines, have higher uptimes, are easier to maintain and have lower fuel consumption. These should absolutely be ...
by srai
16 Feb 2018 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211524

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

a reorder of 12-15 P-8Is; a potential purchase of SeaGuardian UAS; That's a game changer. Another 12-15 + Seagaurdian or better UAS would be awesome. While adding more MPA (and standardization) are good news, the potential problem I see is India being too dependent on the US for its entire MPA flee...
by srai
16 Feb 2018 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211524

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

^^^
There won’t be 3000 F-16 overhauling India. Pure BS. Most have retired or will once they get their F-35. American companies will continue with those support activities of remaining. Plus, various F-16 production facilities exist in Turkey, South Korea and others outside of the US.
by srai
15 Feb 2018 05:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211524

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

^^^
Shukla has always argued for F-35 from what I remember during the MMRCA saga.
by srai
15 Feb 2018 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211524

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

... Q. How many squadrons does the IAF have? Ans: As you may know, many aircraft in our fleets are old. We are replacing them. The numbers to be replaced are large. The Government of India has approved an authorized strength of 42 squadrons according to the threat perception. It will take time to r...
by srai
15 Feb 2018 04:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Frustration among non-official, policy influencers in the United States is now setting in. Ashley Tellis - who last year wrote an article about how the F-16 and F-18 represent the *BEST* choices for the Indian Air Force - has now this to say. Read below. The message is loud and clear. You don't eve...
by srai
13 Feb 2018 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90820

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


Looks like around $6 billion for subsequent 36 Rafales —$3.8 billion plus $2 billion for PBL and additional infrastructure.
by srai
12 Feb 2018 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 29715

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

vasu raya wrote:So, can the development and certification of the FBW of a 4th gen aircraft be measured in the number of flight hours?

One can get rough estimates by looking at other programs like Rafale, EF-2000, and Gripen.
by srai
12 Feb 2018 05:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 29715

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Guys, Where is that website where the number of flight hours accumulated on each craft used to be posted? Or was it some poster on this thread who used to compile it? Even number of flights is good enough (each flight used to take about 40 minutes). http://www.ada.gov.in has been reporting the flig...
by srai
10 Feb 2018 05:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^ Admiral Saab, The import mentality becomes more unrealistic by the day! Look, now India also wants to import 57 naval fighters ($12+ billion) on top of the 100 IAF SEF ($20+ billion). Then there is supposedly another 60 IAF TEF ($12+ billion) on the cards. That’s around $40+ billion total outflo...
by srai
09 Feb 2018 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211524

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

chola wrote:^^^ WTH?! For just hex chats? Not even an actual romp between the sheets with a honey trap?

This Marwaha idiot was gotten cheap.


:rotfl:

ISI agents must be damn good chatters :D
by srai
09 Feb 2018 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Okay 16 by 2019, I am happy enough. We are looking to export the Advanced Hawk no? We would want to keep capacity just in case of sales I imagine. So, HAL won't setup a new line without orders or investment, but it'll keep one idle in hope for more orders? That's tremendous waste of resources. 1350...
by srai
09 Feb 2018 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

chola wrote:Okay 16 by 2019, I am happy enough. ...


FWIW at 16 LCA/year, India will have more production capacity than the Rafales (9 to 11/year) ;)
by srai
09 Feb 2018 07:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490312

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

ramana wrote:Very arrogant.

Not only that. They are going to make India sign all their "interoperability" agreements (aka intrusion agreement) if SEF is bought from them.
by srai
09 Feb 2018 07:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463520

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Okay 16 by 2019, I am happy enough. Are we looking to export the Advanced Hawk no? We would want to keep capacity just in case of sales I imagine. HAL Chairman has stated the capacity can be 25/year with all of the 80% outsourcing of major subassemblies. More space will be freed up on the assembly ...

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