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by esommuk
05 Apr 2019 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525981

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

Your agenda is obvious and unwelcome. You have been warned. Keep these sly insinuations up, and you will enjoy a ban as well.

Regards
Km

Please go ahead and ban me Sir.

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Thank you. Done. And don't go around quoting religious scripture on a topic which you know nothing about.
by esommuk
05 Apr 2019 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525981

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

My comment went unpublished in above post - I just wanted to congratulate you on successfully sounding like DDM, Paki gora media. Same argument by the sickular-commie gang. When logic runs out name-calling begins. It is kind of sad! GOI has to provide credible evidence to its citizens on downing an...
by esommuk
05 Apr 2019 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525981

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

Balakote was not a clandestine operation. It was owned up by GOI and an announcement made. So was the aerial skirmish over LOC. Then why this smokescreen of secrecy when it comes to owning up and proving the kill and/or F16 involvement? May be because the objective is not TV rating or PR war? rathe...
by esommuk
05 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525981

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

To sell F16s, F21s or F18s India is not the only market for US. The situation is not so helpless for the US manufacturers .... yes IAF is in dire straits for new fighters!
by esommuk
05 Apr 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525981

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

Balakote was not a clandestine operation. It was owned up by GOI and an announcement made. So was the aerial skirmish over LOC. Then why this smokescreen of secrecy when it comes to owning up and proving the kill and/or F16 involvement?
by esommuk
05 Apr 2019 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525981

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

Why should US lie? Any F16 flown by anybody can be shot down. Even Mirage flown by Israeli Ai Force have been shot down by Mig ... so has F117A by Soviet origin SAM. The onus is on IAF to come up with concrete evidence, radar signatures etc to show involvement of F16s and subsequent shooting down of...
by esommuk
02 Apr 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4070
Views: 800111

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China being a communist state jobs is important as most of their party cadres are workers. It is a good strategy ...... spending money to keep people in meaningful employment, providing them training/skills and producing on a mass scale (as compared to MNREGA). Hallmark of typical Soviet style milit...
by esommuk
02 Apr 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797961

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

and these drones use the German OS max 46 FXi engine clones .. pretty basic flown by ground controllers based close to the borders

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96ZYW1lXEZs
by esommuk
02 Apr 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797961

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

These are cheap 'made in Pakistan' drones regularly flown near borders to spook our air defence

http://satuma.com.pk/
by esommuk
01 Apr 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797961

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

Aditya_V wrote:We have plwbty of cheap R27's acquired for taking them out.


You mean we spend $2500 (R27) for this $100 tin can :eek:

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by esommuk
01 Apr 2019 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 797961

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

Is this a new strategy by Pakistan to send cheap Chinese drones and we keep on shooting them down with expensive missiles
by esommuk
01 Apr 2019 20:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 289
Views: 23111

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

Working on beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drones, it was just not autonomy of the drone itself but also found major application of AI/ML in operational risk matrix of beyond visual line of sight and that is a system of systems thinking. Involves lot of training data-set from varied sources
by esommuk
01 Apr 2019 18:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 289
Views: 23111

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

^^ Bias is not new to quantitative models. It's the buzz word these days. It is new for data scientists because first time they're venturing into financial services and a lot of creative data is available. If you've worked into US FS sector you would know what to use and what not not to. how to dea...
by esommuk
01 Apr 2019 18:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 289
Views: 23111

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

^^esonmmuk i fundamentally split this paradigm on three dimensions 1. Data 2. Processing technique 3. Application & Monitoring Platforms (Component of all 3) and associated integration Data: Data from traditional sources and alternative sources, including monitoring similar to the feedback loop...
by esommuk
01 Apr 2019 15:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 289
Views: 23111

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

While all others have shared a lot of important information on the topic, I would like to share my views on applicability of AI/ML in the context of aviation particularly for systematization of airspace. As I understand, civil aviation in India is growing at an alarming pace with more than 100 airpo...
by esommuk
01 Apr 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

Not sure what is stopping the govt. (and IAF) in placing the MK1A order and signing the cheque. Is it still ADA/HAL dilly-dallying over final design modification or is the IAF throwing a spanner every now and then? The current regime is known for decision making otherwise - it is sad if this lingers...
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

One dumb question: As an agile light combat aircraft it is expected that Tejas will be tasked with more sorties at an operational level and possibly fly for prolonged period of time. As endurance is less compared to medium and heavy class of fighters and with air-to-air refuelling probe to be standa...
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330023

Re: Military Flight Safety

TSPAF has faced the similar obsolescence issues with its large F7 and MirageIII/V fleet that we are facing with the Bison and Mig27. they plan to start phasing out these obsolete types whatever is still flyable in favour of more bandars starting 2020. this is perhaps by ramping up the local product...
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330023

Re: Military Flight Safety

In a truly network centric environment, air defence command and control nodes should have enhanced situational awareness fed by real-time analytics of track data and other sensor data. Old school RT calls do not work well anymore it seems if this friendly fire incident is true
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2586
Views: 330023

Re: Military Flight Safety

Blimey ... friendly fire brought down Mi17???

https://www.firstpost.com/india/iaf-pro ... 60971.html
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 113540

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Apologies if I have touched a raw nerve here but the fact remains India is not China or USA or Britain or Russia. We take pride in the fact that we are not warmongers or aggressors. We go back thousands of years in civilisation and the fact that we are different from these nations is well known. The...
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 113540

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I am strictly against contributing to more space debris just for showcasing weaponisation and deterrence. This will soon lead to ocean plastics like situation. The space is already overcrowded. In any case every commercial space launch leaves behind 10 - 20 pieces of space debris ... probably more. ...
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

Tejas needs a blog. A weekly update, teaching the jingos Tejas 101. Build the narrative, the following is already there. Need to do social engineering to get people to believe into going only the desi product. I wish fanbois can create posts which answer FAQ. I can help in assimilating info if some...
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

It is the height of ignorance to think that India has pockets deep enough to buy equipment for IAF from phoren suppliers. The Rafale purchase will already eat the IAF‘S capex budgets for the next decade. LCA is the only way out. IAF and HaL need to work in partnership to enhance production capabili...
by esommuk
31 Mar 2019 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

As aerial security threat perception and threshold changes due to fast changing geopolitical situation on both the borders, there will be increasing demand for more single engine fighters in huge nunbers just to enable optimal deterrence and defence capability of the Indian airspace. If HAL's produc...
by esommuk
29 Mar 2019 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 445
Views: 112294

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Tejas Mk 2 should be named 'Manohar'

in memory of the great son of Mother India
by esommuk
29 Mar 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

It would be really great to see HAL allowing licensed production/integration of Tejas with the likes of Tatas, Ambani, Bharat Forge etc. simply to increase the production numbers for domestic requirements under the umbrella of HAL’s manufacturing programme. This way we could have multiple production...
by esommuk
29 Mar 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

And it is just not about the airframe or engine. The weaponry, avionics, software configs, integration of weapons, certification requirements etc. all call for deep relationships with potential suppliers and OEMs at different levels - from contractual to deep technical levels all within tight delive...
by esommuk
29 Mar 2019 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

Every customer will have market specific adaptations over and above the baseline config. Does HAL have that kind of flexibility/agility in the manufacturing process? Companies that run such businesses likes of Lockheed, Boeing etc. are corporate entities free from any bureaucratic norms. The high ri...
by esommuk
29 Mar 2019 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

HAL can still earn royalties from privately produced Tejas if that be the case as they own the IP
by esommuk
28 Mar 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

IMHO we should first try to replace our ageing birds with LCA Tejas and then look for potential export customers. That itself is a long drawn process for HAL and its supplier ecosystem. It is great optics to be invited and participate in international military air shows but then export is a differen...
by esommuk
17 Mar 2019 21:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 9010

Re: Shri Manohar parrikar condolence thread

न जायते म्रियते वा कदाचि-
न्नायं भूत्वा भविता वा न भूयः ।
अजो नित्यः शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो
न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे ।।
by esommuk
17 Mar 2019 15:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5563
Views: 506162

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Performance based navigation (PBN) departure and arrivals are driving more automation and autopilot approach nowadays. There is a rush for systemization of airspace primarily to fit in more aircraft in terminal airspace (and noise mitigation, emission controls etc) without necessarily increasing gro...
by esommuk
16 Mar 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 418869

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

Pardon my ignorance .. I always thought drop tanks have something to do with loading/cg of the aircraft apart from being range extender!
by esommuk
16 Mar 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 525981

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

Unless university research is sponsored as part of ongoing govt. investment efficient algorithms cannot be developed or re-mastered. Countries like China, Sweden etc. Universities play a big role in advancement of research in military platforms and systems. The industrialisation of such University l...
by esommuk
15 Mar 2019 22:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775925

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Also, this ‘Pakis eat soooo much meat’ is in some ways a TFTA vs SDRE type myth propagated by Pakis. In reality they are scraping by on whatever they can get with a socioeconomic level similar to Bihar, and it is very likely the average SDRE Tamilian or Bong eats much more meat and fish than the av...
by esommuk
15 Mar 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 775925

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

Rohit_K wrote:Pardon my ignorance and apologies if already debunked.

Was there a second captured IAF pilot? In this pic someone in the back has their hands in the air.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0ZhUBqWsAApHWR.jpg


That is a local Abdul!

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