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by basant
28 Oct 2020 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

I think TDs are decommissioned. What is the status of 6 PVs?
by basant
24 Oct 2020 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 119691

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

A must read article by Crd KP Sanjeev Kumar (R). ... Notable features that make the AMCA a 5th generation fighter are summarised below : ⋅  5th generation twin-engine multirole fighter with “some 6th-gen technologies” (as wished by ACM Bhadauria) ⋅  Advanced stealth features thro...
by basant
20 Oct 2020 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 462
Views: 99087

Re: Military Humor and related

The way DRDO is going great with modular approach spinning so many variants (ASM to anti-sat) -- if we ask for a space shuttle the may deliver it fast. A model they may consider is here:

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Happy Tuesday
by basant
16 Oct 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

Thanks tsarkar for the informative response :)
by basant
16 Oct 2020 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

^^^ tsarkar, Su30's MKI standard was more to do with capability rather than ICY standard. Isn't it? If I may quote Wiki: "The first batch were eight Su-30MKs, the basic version of Su-30. The second batch were to be 10 Su-30Ks with French and Israeli avionics. The third batch were to be 10 Su-30...
by basant
16 Oct 2020 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

Twitter of IR Interesting. HAL/ADA considering use of RATs (Ram Air Turbines) instead of airbrakes on LCA. Useful in emergency landing situations. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EkZPk5GU4AABQBw?format=jpg&name=small 1:15 AM · Oct 16, 2020 My guess the purpose of RATs is to have a limited control on...
by basant
16 Oct 2020 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^
I was referring to the production helos. You may recollect DM Rajnath visiting them sometime back during his visit to HAL.
by basant
16 Oct 2020 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^
Oops, I meant they are still on ground, not taken for operational flying! My bad.
by basant
15 Oct 2020 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

... If I may give a plan to HAL - choti muh badi baat ... I don't think asking HAL to take HTT-40 approach would be fair. Decisions such as funding from internal resources to HTT-40 and preproduction of LCH were done, IIRC, during aggressive leadership of HAL CMD Sh Suvarna Raju. The success of HTT...
by basant
14 Oct 2020 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Raghunathgb wrote:...
hal has been stressing that it passes other requirements.so am I missing anything here ?

Not really. The HAL CMD said the same, see 2:20 and esp 4:25. I agree with tsarkar it should qualify and meet requirements, the only real issue seems to be 0.75t additional weight.

by basant
14 Oct 2020 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

tsarkar, as usual your posts are very informative. HAL official may very well be not completely forthcoming. However, on record he said: "It would have still been opportune at that point in time when tasks pertaining to the naval version were being carried out for the Indian Navy to take a hard...
by basant
14 Oct 2020 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^^^^
+1
I fail to understand IN's persistent animosity towards NUH, which ironically is completely opposite to IAF and IA. It's not just the specs, as (I believe) one can see. Time to take a quick decision and save time and money.
by basant
11 Oct 2020 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

^^^ +100 to Admiral's and suryag's opinion. Under PV, India learnt to get out of the way of the business and India was never the same again. However, DRDO actually fought with the system despite so many pressure points being used to stall or mothball. This would not have been possible but for the gr...
by basant
09 Oct 2020 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Can anyone tell me what are the options for IMRH's powerplant?
by basant
09 Oct 2020 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

Let me put some clarity to what I have said and apologies if I was not clear in my earlier post. ... Apologies for my long rant, but moral of my story is a production run of a minimum of 40 Tejas SPORT will be a welcome addition to the Indian Air Force and to the Indian Aviation Industry as a whole...
by basant
08 Oct 2020 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

JTull wrote:Why wait for MWF? Nothing is stopping HAL from introducing these jig-less assembly methods for Mk1a.

MTR (Money, Time and Red-tape), I guess. ;)
by basant
08 Oct 2020 14:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2622
Views: 387775

Re: Military Flight Safety

IAF chopper makes precautionary landing in UP HAL Rudra? An ALH Dhruv helicopter of the Indian Air Force on routine training sortie carried out a precautionary landing in the rural areas of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. People gathered in the area while the ALH Dhruv helicopter ...
by basant
08 Oct 2020 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1215079

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

A post I have been waiting forever! Can we have a thread on ' 6th gen tech ' please? Anantha Krishnan @writetake 5/10 #AFDay2020 CAS speech highlights For future, we have initiated 6th gen tech , DEWs, smart wingman concept, optionally manned combat platforms, swarm drones, hypersonic weapons etc. S...
by basant
07 Oct 2020 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3672
Views: 1028221

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

... Anyways, if it is indeed the Shaurya airframe, SMART missile seem to have been repurposed from anti-CV to anti-SSN/BN/GN role. But it is one expensive missile to be build by dozens and so will be more of a mission-complicator for cheen sub-force, by its very existence than for shore defense kin...
by basant
06 Oct 2020 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

I am not from engineering background and so I am surprised. I thought by the time of FSED most of elements would have got ICY details finalised and adhered to. I can't understand how even panels took so much time for interchangeability clearance. These perhaps have nothing to do with evolving design...
by basant
06 Oct 2020 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

Check this link for the video of SP-22 first flight.
by basant
06 Oct 2020 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3672
Views: 1028221

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

SMART certainly brings a new capability in attacking submerged subs at harbors or in shallow waters. For the same purpose, it may now prove to be a stepping stone to a larger platform (Agni-2/K-4) for a heavy torpedo. However, given the cost, these can only see limited numbers.
by basant
05 Oct 2020 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

Why!? :?: I don't think we are getting our priorities right with limited resources and limited time to standing up to two adversaries. One of the key pillars to standing up to two adversaries is having your own MIC. This is a necessity, not a desirable. Rather than waste money on MMRCA, invest in t...
by basant
05 Oct 2020 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3672
Views: 1028221

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We have to keep in mind that the missile has to decelerate to safe speed. I won't count on torpedo seeker to spot a submarine 10 min after it was spotted. Let alone of a light torpedo.
by basant
05 Oct 2020 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

sankum wrote:Harsh Vardhan Thakur
@hvtiaf
·
Sep 28
Tejas LIFT (earlier SPORT) is being pursued as a full project.

Why!? :?:
I don't think we are getting our priorities right with limited resources and limited time to standing up to two adversaries.
by basant
04 Oct 2020 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3672
Views: 1028221

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why is there a capital M at the end? It always looked odd to me and for a brief period I thought was Rudra M-x missile.
by basant
04 Oct 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31077

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

The most important change has not been discussed here or anywhere else that I have seen. The glass on LCH is now bulletproof and these have now been tested at high altitude. (OT) While on the topic, it reminds me of 16 vs 24mm glass for Tejas FOC canopy for bird-hit protection. Guess that was also ...
by basant
01 Oct 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1046538

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Strategic Frontier/@strategic_front #ISRO's next hypersonic scramjet test will be using the ADMIRE VTVL rocket. The ADMIRE is essentially the booster of GSLV Mk2 with 4 landing legs & 4 grid fins. Both stages of the rocket are experimental, it will be challenging to get them both right. The dat...
by basant
01 Oct 2020 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

IIRC, SP-22 is HAL numbering and *18 is IAF tail number. Also IAF recently requested not to tracked tail numbers. So, IMHO, we should be documenting SP-22 itself to make it consistent with HAL numbering that isn't operationally sensitive. It is also interesting that, probably for the first time, no ...
by basant
26 Sep 2020 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Thanks for the clarification, sir.
by basant
26 Sep 2020 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

why is it counter intutive... civil aircraft fly with non combatants practically every day ... more than once every day... Military helicopters (ALH, LUH, etc.) will have to operate in extreme conditions as well as at the edge of envelope, unlike civilian versions that would operate within relative...
by basant
26 Sep 2020 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3625
Views: 1085890

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

Anantha Krishnan @writetake
So folks, #Tejas SP-22 flew on Sept 24.

9:12 AM · Sep 26, 2020
by basant
24 Sep 2020 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048707

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Given that civil aircraft have more stringent safety requirements than military aircraft, including EASA and FAA certifications, it will require further funding and development. This is counterintuitive, at least for me. Was under the impression that Mil standards are higher in general. Unless LUH ...
by basant
01 Aug 2020 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280482

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

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by basant
01 Aug 2020 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280482

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^^^ The silverlining here is a push that might get us private sector capacity. But as the rotors division of HAL is its most sccessful, losing the NUH contest and its big contract for 111 copters to yet more phoreners even in partnership feels very bad. I do trust the Navy though. They have never b...
by basant
01 Aug 2020 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280482

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^^^
If true, I am very *impressed* with Navy's zeal for creating "alternative capability in the private sector to manufacture modern aircraft". IN should stick specs and quality instead of getting into the domain of GoI policies.
by basant
01 Aug 2020 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3672
Views: 1028221

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Harshal Pal @HarshalPal5 Meet indigenous Flag of India swarm-drone named ALFA-S. With AI-backed netwrk centric feature, >100km range & 1hr endurance, these swarm drone are the future of A2G warfare! An LCA could carry 24 of them + General overview: Each drone is about 1.5-2m long, has foldable ...

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