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by srai
26 Mar 2020 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

Quite a few wing tip type of EW/ECM pods come in pairs. Provides lots more space to pack different types of sensors, counter measures, jammers and decoys. Hoping to see in the near future DARE twin-pods for Su-30MKI adapted for LCA. EUroFighter’s DASS https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%...
by srai
24 Mar 2020 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941754

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

The biggest issue with the Il-78 Midas fleet remains the same. Low availability. No wonder the IAF isn't opting for more of these even if they're cheaper than the A-330 MRTT and KC-46A. According to an August 2017 Comptroller and Auditor General of India report, the desired serviceability of the Il...
by srai
23 Mar 2020 16:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 306161

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

People are shifting to the Japanese model now that community spread has happened. Slowly all we can do is just manage the fever. This cannot be contained anymore. This is a wrong way to look at it. We can't stop the spread but what we can do is control the rate of new infections. Total number of in...
by srai
23 Mar 2020 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711075

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

YY i said in general direction of the enemy a/c.. what if the shooter a/c turns back... ? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR2ry2dTRctbFwmyyFurkPK5bnkamiHkcM-P6BZpcePSHvpWdL0 https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTAM-Ln_rf3uxePNrGFNLszLcDqU3wKSGiqMz2LyL1WSNhM...
by srai
22 Mar 2020 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^
No further commitments from the IA.
by srai
21 Mar 2020 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Trickle orders ... long gaps in production!

Last Arjun Mk1 delivered in 2012 ...
First Arjun Mk1A delivery occurring in 2022 ...

A decade has gone by between orders of 124 and 118 units. Too few for the indigenous R&D and ecosystem investments.
by srai
20 Mar 2020 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

We have to hope HAL-ADA-IAF and associated sub-assembler can deliver Mk1A in time. So used to delays that we could add +3-years as a margin of error to those announced schedules :(( With the first Mk1A supposed to be rolled off the assembly line in 2022-23, there is no point in ordering any more Mk1...
by srai
19 Mar 2020 03:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

Defence ministry clears Rs 38,000 cr deal for 83 advanced Tejas jets ... The deal was earlier expected to be worth around Rs 50,000 crore but it turned out to be cheaper as the air force reduced its requirements for spares and support facilities for the fighter jets . ... So that is how the price w...
by srai
18 Mar 2020 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

Aerial gunfight more akin to: Don’t shoot where the enemy is; shoot where he will be.
by srai
18 Mar 2020 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

^^^
Will be upgraded at some point in the future. Most probably after the FOC Squadron is fully operational.
by srai
18 Mar 2020 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

........ IR, could you please confirm one thing- Ananth Krishnan refers to "tandem pylon"..does he mean the tandem pylon for the bombs (one behind the other) or does he mean the dual rack pylon to carry the BVRAAM? Most probably tandem pylon for the bomb .. We have not seen tandem pylon f...
by srai
18 Mar 2020 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

... • Fuel system enhancement: Over and above 2350 kg fuel carrying capability of IOC variant with its external drop tanks of 1200 and 800 litres capacity, Tejas FOC has an additional 725 litres centre line drop tank with pressure refuelling. ... For a light small fighter replacing MiG-21s in their...
by srai
18 Mar 2020 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

Saichand K wrote:The new 725L drop tank on Tejas-FOC, is it supersonic? Also, does FOC version have OBOGs installed on it, since DEBEL-DRDO cleared lab trials of OBOGs ???

Nope. 725L is for the centerline pylon.

Supersonic ones are 450L (existing, although not seen in public yet) and 710L (improved shape).
by srai
14 Mar 2020 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849742

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil, has the ATGM integration on LCH (Pars-LR? Helina?) been completed? I am getting a sinking feeling that someone is soon going to come up with the bright idea of asking for the Hellfire to be integrated with the LCH, delaying (or derailing) the whole program even more. That would complete i...
by srai
11 Mar 2020 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607623

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

It would need to differentiate between different types of radar pings/locks to identify threat source, warn appropriately and know when to deploy countermeasures. Typical MR AAM radar has a 15km range.
by srai
11 Mar 2020 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607623

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

Achievements-DARE
...

RWR system got evolved from the 1st generation Dawn, to the 2nd generation Tranquil in 1994, followed by the 3rd generation TARANG in 2003, the 4th generation R118 in 2010, the 6 Antenna R118 in 2012, the RWR-ESM in 2014 and the Digital RWR DR118 in 2016.

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by srai
08 Mar 2020 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607623

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

Quick question on AAMs What is the probability of AAMs approaching A/C from the rear quadrant in the terminal phase of the intercept? In my mind and as per most movies I have watched most AAM in general approach the A/C in tail chase mode post launch. How true is this observation? Is the tail chase...
by srai
06 Mar 2020 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648046

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

^^^ You got that from a hazy video? For all we know the AMRAAM could have already launched (and what you seeing is just the smoke trail). Although It could be probable that the R-73 hit and the AMRAAM launch happened very close to each other. I doubt the pilot tried to launch after he was hit. Not v...
by srai
06 Mar 2020 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648046

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

^^^

That F-16 was shooting at the second MiG-21. He got surprised by the R-73 from Abhi’s MiG-21. That shot probably saved the second MiG-21.

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by srai
05 Mar 2020 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

... This is how work in done in India. Without lying about timelines, you won't even get the funding you need today. Every program manager knows this. If you have a problem with this, wait for the system and the society to change. Don't expect HAL to change in isolation because it will not have any...
by srai
02 Mar 2020 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648046

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

IAF Su-30MKI pilots had plenty of practice against F-16s in friendly exercises. They knew how to break BVR lock. The PAF would have lost more F-16s had they not retreated. Flying & fighting in the Sukhoi Su-30 ‘Flanker’: A pilot interview “Another mission that stand out is a group combat mission...
by srai
01 Mar 2020 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246371

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

Operating costs will be as high as the MKI, with only 1 advantage, that of being a single seater. High RCS as well, with no apparent RCS reduction features or RAM treatment that we know of. It has several RCS reduction features and RAM treatment but with an aircraft of that design and size, you can...
by srai
26 Feb 2020 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538195

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

Dassault in talks to buy out Reliance stake in DRAL http://www.sps-aviation.com/news/?id=864&catId=3&h=Dassault-in-talks-to-buy-out-Reliance-stake-in-DRAL 19 Feb 2020 True nature of this JV coming to light! Reliance, with 0 aerospace experience, was just used as an entry point into India by...
by srai
26 Feb 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Incredibly, more than a year later, the army has not yet placed an indent for 118 Arjun Mark 1A. It has raised numerous issues – including ammunition availability, non-availability of spares and low indigenous content – to successfully avoid placing an order. How does the bolded argument even work ...
by srai
25 Jan 2020 04:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941754

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

^^^ ... All these aircraft were expected to cost within $ 50 million a piece as per available information. Therefore, the budgetary requirement was calculated to be $10 billion for the programme considering about $ 6.3 billion for the aircraft and the remaining for ground/test equipment, weapons, in...
by srai
23 Jan 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Vamsee wrote:" I must state clearly here that the MBT Arjun has met the operational requirements as laid out by the #IndianArmy. "

COAS in an interview to Defence Capital

(From twitter)

link

But the order still stands at meagerly 118 :((
by srai
22 Jan 2020 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849742

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

If ALH with foldable blades are certified than there is no reason for IN to be looking for foreign import.IN is the most supportive of Indian kit. If it is not, then we are better off buying off the shelf, than setting up a private heli builder, with no potential for future orders. :P Good luck ”bu...
by srai
21 Jan 2020 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

It was a "Supply Chain Conference" so, no juicy technical info was presented like radar EW etc. The math doesn't add up clearly for 16 aircraft. We know that there are 6 jigs. So,theoretically if they can reduce the 6 months to 4.5 months, you can reach 16. But IMHO that is a tall order. ...
by srai
21 Jan 2020 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

I will have one more opportunity to talk to the guys soon enough. I will try to pry out answers. Add one more question - Once the suppliers are reached to 8/yr rate which was planned AFAIK, Is HAL planning to off load more sub-assy work that they themselves are doing currently, eventually reaching ...
by srai
20 Jan 2020 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236115

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^^
Koreans have kept a low profile. Hardly any in the photos.
by srai
20 Jan 2020 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2264
Views: 656561

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

^^^ Smoother path to production from flight tests certification. Virtually no wait in between. Need to wait and see how the IAF’s IOC/FOC production go ahead comes into play. Can HAL continue to build low rate numbers and scale up production facilities while flight certification is underway (even be...
by srai
19 Jan 2020 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648046

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

What is perplexing is the performance or the lack thereof of the R-77 missile. The seeker is from Agat. Should be the same or better then the one used with the Astra missile. The solid fuel rocket of the missile, should not be a problem. The radar of the plane isn't a problem either. Then why is th...
by srai
19 Jan 2020 05:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 613550

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

New Family of Munitions (NFM) Six types of enhanced performance munitions have been designed and developed. The munitions have the capability of being laid both mechanically and manually. Anti-Personal https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/inline-images/anti_0.PNG 'NIPUN' - Soft Target Blast ...
by srai
18 Jan 2020 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98058

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Anyone know about the Missile Carrier Armoured Vehicle (MCA)?
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by srai
17 Jan 2020 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 381
Views: 66634

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

mody,
Not possible to meet your specs for a light fighter.

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