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by basant
03 Jun 2020 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4305
Views: 1013202

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

I doubt that India will go for a knee jerk purchase like that though. And the best way the US can help is to cause a diversion in the South China Sea and/or the Taiwan Straits. Unless you have the type in service, you can't really make it work on a extremely accelerated schedule. There is training,...
by basant
03 Jun 2020 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4305
Views: 1013202

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

We will not be getting any fighters in accelerated delivery. Not to mention the fact that a new type like F16 would take couple of year to work out to ops and ground tempo. It might be easier to to make a deal with the Trump man and get USAF F16/F35 deployed away from public glare, if the balloon g...
by basant
03 Jun 2020 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

[*]Thank you Rakesh (sir). :D May be a blog from any of the gurus should be written explicitly showing that LCA is to be compared with non-updated version of Mirage 2000 and Jaguars. Given capability already demonstrated by Tejas, that would be a more forceful argument in favour of Tejas instead of ...
by basant
03 Jun 2020 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

Dude, you rock. I am adding all those tweets on Page 1. And also Air Marshal Nambiar's excerpt. EXCELLENT!!!!!! Happy to be of any use sir. Also I found the needle perhaps you were looking for, courtesy Google. There are interesting discussions on comparison with Jaguar . It would be great if any o...
by basant
03 Jun 2020 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

If LCA has Range of 2000km with 900kg bomb load in hi-hi-hi ideal flight path, speed then I think LCA may reasonably have range of 1200km with 2000 kg bomb load in lo-lo-hi flight path. This would mean that it can take certain roles from even Jaguar . I remember IR once saying something similar wit...
by basant
02 Jun 2020 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 433
Views: 57051

Re: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion

Tweet of @livefist

Here’s how @IndiaCoastGuard aircraft & ships are warning fishing vessels & merchant vessels ahead of #CycloneNisarg off Mumbai’s coast.

Video link
by basant
02 Jun 2020 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

From Twitter ACE of PAF @ACEofPAF PAF Receives Another Saab 2000 ERIEYE Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft delivery flight to Pakistan from Linköping City Airport (Sweden) via Athens (Greece) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Photographed on 27.5.2020. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZG_YV...
by basant
01 Jun 2020 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

ArjunPandit wrote:^^ 8 (7 WITH NOSE RADOMES....one with the tail only)
what is the thing on tail..i saw something similar on rafale too

Radar Warning Recievers (RWR). Rafale has laser detecting sensors and MAWS in addition.
by basant
01 Jun 2020 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3320
Views: 664890

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Just putting this out there - ... As per open source data not a single airline registered in India flies the A330 so your point is incorrect. Air India had A330 from 2008-2015 but it replaced those with Boeing 787s. ... a) A330 would be bad choice, A320 should be the best but in wide body 777 and 7...
by basant
01 Jun 2020 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4305
Views: 1013202

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

Not sure if this was posted earlier. Ministry of Defence inks Rs 1,200 cr contract to boost electronics sector ... This upgrade of navigational aids and infrastructure allows air operations by military and civil aircraft even in poor visibility and adverse weather conditions, while also enhancing fl...
by basant
31 May 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Some views/speculation on the same @Quwa

Quwa @QuwaGroup
If it's an existing user, the order could cover two Erieye AEW&C systems. If #Pakistan, it would mean a significant expansion of the Erieye AEW&C fleet from the original six intended in 2007
by basant
31 May 2020 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

$160 Million would be about right for the capability. The UK E-7 purchase comes with a unit cost of around $390 Million, and an older Erieye costing about 40% of that would be just about right (granted that the E-7 purchase as a bit of local work thrown in so the price probably accounts for that). ...
by basant
31 May 2020 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Order value as per the press release is ~160m USD - So how much does does an Erieye cost exactly? It's hard to believe that they would be getting more that 1 for than one for that amount. If it actually costs less than that (would be surprising), that would make our wait for gold plated Phalcon or ...
by basant
31 May 2020 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Order value as per the press release is ~160m USD - So how much does does an Erieye cost exactly? It's hard to believe that they would be getting more that 1 for than one for that amount. If it actually costs less than that (would be surprising), that would make our wait for gold plated Phalcon or ...
by basant
31 May 2020 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It seems like PAAF is currentrly trying to buy a bunch of SAAAB2000 and fit them with GlobalEye trough a third party. It has placed orders, actually. Saab PRESS RELEASE Saab has signed a contract and received an order for the Airborne Early Warning and Control solution Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C. T...
by basant
30 May 2020 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4305
Views: 1013202

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

More midair refuellers, UAVs The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to launch a Request for Proposal (RFP) for six midair refuelling planes, even as it works to bolster its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fleet with fresh inductions and upgrades, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria has said. ... Specificat...
by basant
29 May 2020 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 101
Views: 27774

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Srikanth P wrote:I'm sorry but I can't see a refuelling probe on SP21?

It can be attached when necessary.
by basant
29 May 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

Here's a nice pic from @NewIndianXpress of CAS ACM RKS Bhadauria at #AFSSulur during #FlyingBullets event. And, those who pinged asking if all IOC versions can be converted to FOC, answer I gathered is YES. Barring the AAR, IOC block of 16 #Tejas can be upgraded. #Avgeeks ... Lack of AAR is surpris...
by basant
29 May 2020 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 811
Views: 233697

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

Puzzled by your inference that it was the IAF that drove this... Anantha's tweets do not ascribe any ownership re. this shift ! From a different source, then ? https://twitter.com/ungliwallah/status/1266046073706917893?s=20 ---> I suspect IAF panicked at calling it MWF because GoI would question ne...
by basant
29 May 2020 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 811
Views: 233697

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

Part of the production and induction timelines is also dependent on the IAF. At what point is the IOC considered good enough to induct? And how many quantities will be procured at IOC? The other part is the GoI funding for the production setup and execution. A big roadblock is their procurement red...
by basant
28 May 2020 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 4424
Views: 783983

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Fighters in Ladakh, over Pyongyang Lake? Very low resolution, can't ID. Looks to me like Mirage 2K/LCA type. But could be Su30s also. Any guesses?
by basant
28 May 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

Indranil wrote:Guns will be integrated on all. Same with IFR. Access panels, I am not sure. But please read my post just above yours. if LSP8 can be converted to Mk1A, then why not the SPs?

Sorry IR, we almost posted at the same time. Had I seen your post, wouldn't have replied. :)
by basant
28 May 2020 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

One of the gurus in some other places asked me if all IOC level LCAs are being converted to FOC level. I said yes. Am I right? Sorry for a mango man question. There are several 'hardware' differences, such as gun and internal layout for easier maintenance, including interchangeability of components...
by basant
28 May 2020 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

Just before the link is missed, I am quoting Twitter Anantha Krishnan M Flag of India @writetake 1/2 An #IAF friend looped in a 21-sec clip in which CAS says: "As time goes on, #Tejas 45 & 18 Squadrons will become the core of our growth in terms of combat capability for the future. That's w...
by basant
25 May 2020 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567580

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

They are already being fitted out to the aircraft. FOC standard LCA Mk1 includes ODL. Adding all the modes will take time. Thanks sir for the clarification! :D I based my inference from Nilesh Rane and Mihir Shah's article in DDR written last year. It said, Of course, a lot of the requisite compone...
by basant
25 May 2020 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567580

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

Karan M wrote:With the ODL first going on the Su-30 and Tejas, expect them to start sneaky tactics, first and foremost.

That would be at least in 2022 or so, right? :-?
Looks too far in future. :cry:
by basant
24 May 2020 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567580

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

There will be no delay in supply of Rafale jets to India: France NEW DELHI: There will be no delay in delivery of 36 Rafale jets to India as the timeline finalised for the supply of the fighter jets will be strictly respected, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has said. ... See also article from Th...
by basant
22 May 2020 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3320
Views: 664890

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

manjgu wrote:are there small props whirring in the front of the pods??

As Manish_P said they are ram air turbines. They power transmitter as it communicates with the host aircraft.
by basant
22 May 2020 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4305
Views: 1013202

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

... a) LCA HAS the required range and more - Indranil has posted about its travel from Bangalore to Rajasthan with 800 kgs of fuel to spare. The ferry range is 2800 km (probably higher when final analysis is done and telemetry test equipment is removed). ... With Tejas we should also keep reminding...
by basant
20 May 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

Clever sharp reply. Gets those questioning to think for themselves a bit more ;) That’s really the way to get through to people these days with short attention spans. Catchy Sound bites! Correct me if I am wrong, this is the first time that someone/some agency connected with Tejas indicated that it...
by basant
20 May 2020 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

From HVT, a cryptic message: Source: https://twitter.com/nishthavaan/status/1262830642267516929 Smiles @nishthavaan @hvtiaf sir, is ferry range of Tejas Mk1 much less than that of Gripen C/D? It seems like it is about half (1750 km vs 3200 km). Please reply only if it isn't classified. Would Mk-1A h...
by basant
20 May 2020 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1218
Views: 359771

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

FWIW.... Source: https://twitter.com/TheBTornado/status/1262771411778707458 Also see Senior Pak Army General kept under house arrest for opposing Bajwa's tenure extension: Report The Tornado @TheBTornado · 4h #BigBreaking : Flag of Pakistan Army's Lt. Gen Sarfaraz Sattar (Ex DG SPD) is missing. He w...
by basant
19 May 2020 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

It is wonderful piece of art I think. Some details are missing (low resolution?), esp in the tail (such as # of perforations). But there are many little features that are present, such as letters on evelons. The most interesting part is its tail number. It's KH-2017 (LSP-7) against LA-5017/21. Sir(...
by basant
19 May 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

This is weird. I can't find the link now. And you are correct it is KH-2017 and not LA-5017. :( I hope HD version would be uploaded soon. It looks stunning! The canopy looks more optimized, I guess may be there is just a little bit of nose drop too. I thought it might be a trainer, but of course it...
by basant
19 May 2020 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

Found it on twitter sir. I believe it is just an art work. Let me find the link again. It is wonderful piece of art I think. Some details are missing (low resolution?), esp in the tail (such as # of perforations). But there are many little features that are present, such as letters on evelons. The ...
by basant
19 May 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

No. Those are ferry ranges. But, we made a typographic error in reporting there. It was supposed to be 2750 kms. The ferry range of LCA is around that much. ADA and HAL don't care to find brochure numbers. That's the problem. If it were SAAB, they would have a flight out to see on a good day and fi...
by basant
18 May 2020 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2867
Views: 813481

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

Thanks for the wonderful rebuttal IR. I am confused about ferry range mentioned in the article and the one in 2019. The latter gives ferry range as 1750km while the former , in context of endurance, mentions 2800km. Can you clarify please? Edit: To me it looks like comparison of internal fuel only v...
by basant
17 May 2020 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753829

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The point is not about tradition. It is about recruiting qualified and trained men, but not giving them an operational role. I can understand ops units being rotated in to a ceremonial roles for a certain duration. But to have men recruited in to a permanent ceremonial unit, is waste of their talen...
by basant
13 May 2020 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 753829

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Thank you for sharing. No words to express.

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