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by ramana
22 Nov 2017 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Deejay lets discuss the points you raise. My calculations in 1999 say 45 squadrons for a 1.5 front war. 30 squadrons on one attacking front and 15 for defence on other front. For real two front war with China allocating large resources if Pacific front is quiet will need more like 65 squadrons. In 1...
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147412

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

The 11-step process strikes again :( 6-year-old aircraft plan for private sector in doldrums But the Rs 11,929 crore project for manufacturing 56 medium transport aircraft by the Tata-Airbus consortium to replace the IAF's aging Avro fleet is still nowhere close to being inked , defence ministry so...
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Can we ask the ADA website?
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1884
Views: 305896

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Yes, Gagan created that graphic and will ask him to update.. Don't post in multiple threads...
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1149
Views: 105743

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Where was Indian industry prepared to design and build modern fighters during the CW? We could not do so with an engine,and the generally subsonic underpowered HF-24 was outclassed by the Mach 2.0 MIG-21. The MIG-21 local manufacturing helped create a running aircraft industry and with time,we mana...
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Ok Here is Ajai Shukla on 16 August 2017 detailing HAL production plan for the LCA Tejas Fighter finally achieves Eight Tejas to roll out this year; heavily outsourced to private sector By Ajai Shukla HAL, Bengaluru Business Standard, 16th Aug 17 Since December 2013, when the indigenous Tejas fighte...
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

So what do we know about LSP 8 and its flights?

When was FOC supposed to start production?
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Just to recap, Col Ajai Shukla wrote LINK The SoP-18 Tejas fighter will have a turn-around time between missions of 14 minutes By Ajai Shukla HAL, Bengaluru Business Standard, 28th Oct 15 In New Delhi on September 23, decades of friction came to an end when key stakeholders in the Tejas Light Combat...
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

FOC definitely involves hardware changes (some major if they don't work as planned) 1. DIFFERENT RADOME - done but was hardware changes 2. Gun firing - If the vibrations level are high, many things have to be changed, mainly mounting and qualifying may subparts at higher vibration rates 3.Refueling...
by ramana
22 Nov 2017 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Look,guns are abso necessary,the Israelis insist upon it both for air combat as well as GA/CS.Now there's nothing preventing a gun pod being attached to Tejas, If memory serves me right,we had MIGs with gunpods earlier. The Tejas has an inbuilt gun anyway. The only question is shooting trials which...
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147412

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

Yes more Russian junk will help kick the can downstream. Drama will start again.
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Philip, This is LCA thread. Please get on the program. It does not help to say go buy more Russian junk to make up shortfall. IAF mess is because of the alternative of cheap Russian planes which have short life span. Had they insisted on buying those M2000 and not fallen for Mig 29s this sudden drop...
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1884
Views: 305896

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Great job. Now expect idrw a to publish with warning!!!
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1149
Views: 105743

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Its called "Bring me a rock!" approach.

So you go and get a rock.
They will say not that another one.

You get the picture.

Since 1971 they have not fought a real war.

Its all CI or border clashes.
So they can afford the tom foolery.
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Kartik, I saw some IAF officer say the FOC is mainly software changes and there are no hardware changes from IOC-2. I saw that interview a few pages back in this thread.
I think they have time to tweak till they start building the 20 FOC Mk1s.
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1884
Views: 305896

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Whats Vikhr?

And where is the CLGM and SAMOS?


Should we count the Invar too?
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

+108 to Kartik for pointing out the good and not just the bad.

HAL has given a production agency POV on the design of the LCA leading to Mk1A.

its sad that while the Mk1 was going through its birth pangs from Tech Demonstrator phase they did not take these factors into account.
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147412

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

JayS et al, Taking the data from Jagan's books can we come up with similar articles for 1965, 1971 and 1999 air wars linked in the following x-post? What sort of data are you looking for? (Oh OK I just saw that last part of your post) I have earlier linked a site that mentions actual mission data re...
by ramana
21 Nov 2017 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

JayS, Let me get this straight.

HAL has a LCA line currently running at 8/year.
Its capability is 16/year?
They then added the Kiran/Hawk line of 4 ?
Next they plan on new assy line of 8 more/year.

What is their plan to get to 16/year and 24/year?
8, 12, 20, 24 -->
by ramana
20 Nov 2017 23:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 241
Views: 21575

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Its Sunni Arab League.

All that Saddam Hussein warned against before being hanged is coming true.
He said " Beware of the Persians!"
by ramana
20 Nov 2017 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147412

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

Philip, In your long posts your point gets buried. Can you post it at the top or the bottom so its clear?

Also don't post these long winded ones in every thread.

ramana
by ramana
20 Nov 2017 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1884
Views: 305896

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I think MP got wary and setup the evaluation committee.
by ramana
20 Nov 2017 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1884
Views: 305896

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

http://idrw.org/ministry-of-defence-scraps-500-million-israeli-missile-deal-wants-drdo-to-make-in-india/#more-154292 India scraps SPIKE deal gives development of a manportable ant tank missile to RDO, With an approx. timespan for development 3-4 years. Accuracy of above to be determined. This is go...
by ramana
19 Nov 2017 03:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 51
Views: 4938

Re: India-France news

So its surface ships plus visit to French submarines and facilities. RADM Pandit is the task force commander with flag ship INS Mumbai. Interesting that IN sent a destroyer and the French had frigates. Lot of French naval aviation taking part. Was the tanker used to fuel the French ships at sea also...
by ramana
18 Nov 2017 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147412

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

Old history of how Jaguar was chosen and the Mirage 2000. http://www.vayuaerospace.in/past_issues/pdf/Issue_MayJun2015.pdf Also gives a good description of the LGB integration for usage in Kargil. Also gives number of sorties and tonnage of bombs dropped in addition to the artillery shells. BTW how ...
by ramana
18 Nov 2017 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We also need to rebut the Gripen E and F16 as SEF are not viable due to schedule, technology and costs.
Tejas Mk1A leading to Mk2 is the best choice for India.
And what it takes to get there.
by ramana
18 Nov 2017 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2729
Views: 148203

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

X-post... Rakesh, the cost of second line is 1250Cr or so, which is HAL's share and 50% of total cost (rest 25% from IAF and 25% from IN). That 130Cr figure is a typo. Missed one Zero. LCA is different because its ADA's baby? To some extent, Yes. Thought its been reduced to a large extent now. HAL d...
by ramana
18 Nov 2017 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 333111

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I think the way ahead is to come up with ERFB shells from low carbon steel such that they have high fracture strength and don't shatter in the barrel. In other words make them with material from M107 type shells. Have M107 shells ever burst in the barrel in Indian Army usage? Chances of Muzzle Stri...
by ramana
18 Nov 2017 05:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 51
Views: 4938

Re: India-France news

Philip, Can you find out about Ind-French Naval exercise Varuna and write up a short piece about what units, where and what exercises are conducted?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varuna_(Naval_Exercise)
by ramana
18 Nov 2017 04:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415433

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

ashishvikas wrote:Boeing and HAL discuss building F/A-18 fighter

http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 015_1.html



Could be related to the Navy requirement for 57 aircraft. So assembly and maintenance contract.
by ramana
18 Nov 2017 04:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2729
Views: 148203

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

JayS et al, All foreign aerospace majors everywhere were founded by visionary technocrats whose names are still preserved in those company names: Loughead, Boeing, McDonnell, Douglas, Northrop, Grumman,(most worked together in Lockheed in 1920s) Dassault,Mikoyan and Gurevich et al. No aerospace comp...
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The government is also thinking of doing away with the plans to build a single-engine fighter aircraft programme in favour of the light combat aircraft Tejas which is still in the evolution stage in terms of technology and capabilities. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/as-army-evaluates-foreign-m...
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thales already has the RBE2 developed. To fit in LCA they think it can be done.
As for weapons trials just buy Astra only. Tejas is ready for that.

F414 and Mk2 will be committed unless Congress comes back to power.
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The above two radars are for the Mk1A i.e. 83 planes and maybe retrofit the earlier 40 planes. So from 83 to 123 radars. having two gives options: If cost and schedule of re-qualifying the BVR etc. with RBE-2 vs the actual costs of ELTA 2052 have to be weighed. Its still not a cinch that ELTA 2052 w...
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

karanM, Mihir or any one whats the difference between the Thales and ELTA radars bids?
Single vendor with ELTA could cause lots of heartburn.

Or will Thales means whole BVR and weapons trials?
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Tejas aircraft capability to be enhanced http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tejas-aircraft-capability-to-be-enhanced/article20398063.ece IAF had recently told the government that the LCA did not meet its requirements In the face of the Air Force raising questions about the capability of the Ligh...
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 05:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

IIRC, the setting up of additional assembly line is going on since last 5-6 months and now there are reports it will be ready by 2019. So it takes HAL 2.5 years to increase the factory shade with Jigs and fixtures? This is beyond pathetic. A private sector player would have done this in 6-9 months....
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1677
Views: 210133

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

maks, What is TCO? usually when introducing an acronym its good to spell it out. Also when you have a single plane the fear is the fleet has to be grounded in case of any technical issues. Hence its prudent to have a couple of different planes and not a menagerie of planes. Rakesh, The sense of the ...
by ramana
17 Nov 2017 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2729
Views: 148203

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

Why are Cochin and Goa shipyards competing for this small ship contract?
Looks like wasting scarce resources.
This is more like Garden Reach capability.

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