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by srai
12 Dec 2017 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^
Would have been nice to see 500km radius map as well. There is a need to dispel commonly reported 300km radius as that is the worst possible figure. Instead, best possible ranges should be hyped up, IMO.
by srai
12 Dec 2017 08:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^
For AEW&C sized targets, LCA would be able to fully-exploit Meteor range of 150km.
by srai
12 Dec 2017 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66579

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

^^^
From what I remember, there were complaints about unrealistic/agreed-upon missile ranges in those exercises.
by srai
12 Dec 2017 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^
ER Derby-I integration taking place from what I undetstand.
by srai
12 Dec 2017 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ What's the point in spending money, time & effort in qualifying a missile and not able to use it to full range? In that case, use Astra or Derby. The Swedes developed new Hardware & Software - in essence a whole new radar to match the missile. http://saabgroup.com/Media/news-press/news/2...
by srai
12 Dec 2017 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Prasad wrote:Lca is being integrated with the I-Derby ER which has a range of 100km. Guess who sees first first and shoots first? :)
The low RCS of Tejas will give it an advantage in such a scenario as the opponent will need to be closer to detect it while carrying similar ranged AAMs.
by srai
11 Dec 2017 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3332
Views: 459961

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip wrote:This 24 was an immediate interim req.to prevent a critical loss of ASW capability with our principal surface combatants.The need is for around 200 incl.LUHs also for the CG.

"Immediate" is a relative term in the Indian context :P
by srai
11 Dec 2017 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

War is a profitable business.
by srai
11 Dec 2017 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I don't think AM is critical. What he says is right - HAL has not manufactured (dunno about HAWK and SU30MKI) planes where parts can be interchanged. Hawk was touted as teaching HAL 'modern' manufacturing capability. I do not know what it is - perhaps this. LCA is using parts that do not differ by ...
by srai
11 Dec 2017 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3332
Views: 459961

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Indian navy to boost its firepower, to purchase 24 multi-role choppers http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/indian-navy-multi-role-chopper-purchase/1/1106989.html In a desperate bid to buy multi-role helicopters, the Indian Navy is moving a proposal worth over `12,000 crore to buy 24 of these chopper...
by srai
11 Dec 2017 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

... a Dec.2015 report citing IAF doubts about the LCA, capabilities and manufacturing quality,after the GOI gave the green light for 120 said the foll: ... AM Subash Bhojwani said that an AESA radar and A-To-A refuelling would compensate most of the aircraft's deficiencies," with regard to day...
by srai
11 Dec 2017 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If you have limited series production which are test vehicles every aircraft is bound to be different ! Why are anonymous spokesmen being allowed to talk. If there is a problem it should be articulated with a formal complaint being raised not behind anyone's back. Obviously these guys have not kept...
by srai
11 Dec 2017 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164907

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

As was done by the IAF some time ago- when they had both legacy M2Ks and MIG-29s in service, a contest was held to see which aircraft was the better fighter.It surprised many that the MIG was the victor again and again .(AM Masand in Vayu).NATO also found out that its E.German MIG-29s were better t...
by srai
11 Dec 2017 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^
Anyone who thinks SEF/TEF import will come in quickly has been living in another world altogether. LCA Mk.1 is here and getting that in numbers should be the priority. Hopefully, the dreams of yet another imported fighter SEF/TEF won't get in the way of a ready indigenous LCA.
by srai
11 Dec 2017 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164907

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

^^^ When PAF got their F-16s, the IAF/India did a reactionary purchase (Soviets offered) of MiG-23s for bartered goods. This was followed in quick succession by Mirage-2000s in 1982/83. But it required FOREX which India had was limited. Then a few years later India got MiG-29s in 1986 for bananas/b...
by srai
10 Dec 2017 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66579

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

^^^
When R-77 first came out it was supposedly an equivalent to AMRAAM. But almost 3 decade later it hasn't kept up. Says a lot of Russian products.
by srai
10 Dec 2017 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164907

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

^^^ When PAF got their F-16s, the IAF/India did a reactionary purchase (Soviets offered) of MiG-23s for bartered goods. This was followed in quick succession by Mirage-2000s in 1982/83. But it required FOREX which India had was limited. Then a few years later India got MiG-29s in 1986 for bananas/ba...
by srai
10 Dec 2017 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66579

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

... The deal covered a particular kind of helmet worn by the pilot, Parrikar said. "... the target is locked by watching at it. It is virtually 360 degrees visibility. Here he (pilot) has to just watch opponent's target and press the button, the computer does the rest. That cost of development...
by srai
10 Dec 2017 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66579

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

^^^ ... "Antony had put strange noting on the file dealing with Rafale purchase. He mentioned on the file 'start discussion, finalise price and after everything is finished please come back to me' with all the documentary evidence of how the Rafale company was the lowest (bidder). "Now the...
by srai
09 Dec 2017 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ Rafale hasn't been integrated with rocket pods AFAIK. Does anyone know of the IAF Mirage-2000 can be armed with rocket pods? I don't recall them carrying rocket pods. Even the IAF Jaguars, I can't recall them firing rockets? How about IAF Su-30MKI or MiG-29? No plans on integration on the LCA AF...
by srai
08 Dec 2017 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3332
Views: 459961

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I have to make a confession.No romps with Natashas ever! A great black mark on my sporting career. I came v.close once, gorgeous brunette , she sang RK's famous "Mere joota hai Japani" to me! I had another GF at the time so....I graciously declined...sigh.... ... Ah now that explains your...
by srai
08 Dec 2017 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ Hawk AJT can do rockets, but from training pov is it necessary anymore that fighters are no longer being integrated with rockets? Guided standoff weapons like US SDB and Indian SAAW have negated the need for rockets for fighters. The rocket run by fighters is very predictable and that makes the...
by srai
08 Dec 2017 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^
Hawk AJT can do rockets, but from training pov is it necessary anymore that fighters are no longer being integrated with rockets?
by srai
08 Dec 2017 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 164907

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

Philip , The Mirages still play the primary role of Airborne Deterrent till such time the Rafale takes over and that would be some time , hence the upgrade takes into account and some components added to it makes it that much costly. Will this still apply once the AL Brahmos is inducted? Also what ...
by srai
08 Dec 2017 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 470
Views: 66579

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

What's pathetic is these AFs which see no real threat bar saber rattling 9/10 and are airshow onlee for most purposes are picking up Rafales like cotton candy. We are dithering and throwing files at each other. Depressing. The local EW pod for Su-30 and Astra procurement better pick up. The Su-30s ...
by srai
08 Dec 2017 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ Everything is "urgent" in India and that is because of long-drawn out acquisition process for imported weapon systems and for indigenous systems a lot of time for R&D/trails/etc. From 2004 -> 2017 how many rounds of RFI/RFP/trials/mistrials/retrials/selection/wait/etc for the light...
by srai
07 Dec 2017 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2059
Views: 314815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^
The Chinese clone is coming :P
by srai
07 Dec 2017 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

IFR progressing despite rumors of otherwise. Anantha Krishnan M ✈‏ @writetake 2h2 hours ago #TejasUpdate #1 As a run-up to the FOC in 2018, #Tejas LSP-8 is optimising flight profiles with the in-flight refueling probe (IFR). Air-to-air refueling trials will begin early 2018. First dry contact follow...
by srai
07 Dec 2017 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

They should push for 80% availability at all times in the fleet. Where is the money? India wants expensive imported planes (MMRCA/SEF/TEF) but budget hasn't increased to buy those plus keep them flying in high rates. Plus, from support logistics point of view it doesn't really help if you have 8-9 ...
by srai
07 Dec 2017 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^
That Indian wealth is being distributed to keep Russians, British, French and US happy. They all expect their "fair" share :((
by srai
07 Dec 2017 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It took an engineer to make them realize that with a Rs 400 crore which is a drop in the bucket to bring serviceability up to 60% for SU-30MKis. That's 45 planes which is 3 squadrons. And no genius made a stink about this early on? What's wrong with the picture? Many CAG reports chastise the lack o...
by srai
06 Dec 2017 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

They might have outsourced part of the body structure to a private player. BRAHMOS corp has always said that they have ancillaries as suppliers. This report neither suggests that this was the first ever order for Godrej. They are building missiles for more than 5 years. The rumoured stock is about ...
by srai
06 Dec 2017 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268056

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

And therein lies the fallacy with Russian equipment - low upfront cost and hidden, killer life cycle costs. It isn't for nothing that the Navy is wanting to get better fighters to replace the Mig-29ks that have lower than 20% serviceability. Or the IAF's pride - the Sukhois with 50-55% serviceabili...
by srai
06 Dec 2017 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3559
Views: 215330

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^^^
MTCR ;)
by srai
06 Dec 2017 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2228
Views: 346977

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

There are no 2D Battery control radars, but a 3D one. Typically, the seeker will turn on x km before the target and the ground FCR radar shuts off its guidance. Having said that, with the short ranges of the Akash plus modern day seekers easily achieving 20 km ranges against loaded fighter targets,...
by srai
05 Dec 2017 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306466

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Youth from Powai slums becomes first ever Mumbaikar to qualify as ISRO scientist Pratamesh Hirve, 25, is boldly going where no Mumbaikar has gone before. After years of burning the midnight oil in his humble 10X10 ft home at the Filterpada slums in Powai, the youth has become the first ever from th...
by srai
05 Dec 2017 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3647
Views: 551855

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^ ⋅ Consolidation of programs, resources and application ⋅ Investment in world-class development and test facilities and platforms ⋅ Talent retention ⋅ Increase in R&D budgets and funding ⋅ More R&D participation from academia and private s...

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