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by Aditya_M
21 Jan 2016 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 178303

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

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What's the point of this?
by Aditya_M
28 Oct 2015 21:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 234363

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Land and Taxi: 10 Make Aircraft Safe for Ground Ops: 5 Shut Down Systems: 2 Conduct Post-Flight Inspection/Debrief: 15 Re-arm: 50 Service: 20 Refuel: 30 Conduct Pre-Flight Inspection: 15 Start Engine: 5 Perform Final Systems Check: 5 Arm: 5 Taxi: 10 Wait in Queue: 5 Take Off: 3 TOTAL: 180 minutes o...
by Aditya_M
28 Feb 2015 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 60954

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

F-35B Internal Weapons Bay Can't Fit Required Load Of Small Diameter Bomb IIs The internal weapons bay of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter cannot fit the required Small Diameter Bomb II weapons load, and a hydraulic line and structural bracket must be redesigned and modified ahead of the planned Bloc...
by Aditya_M
29 Jul 2014 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 60954

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Since there was a debate on the F-35 vs A-10 comparison (quite ridiculous) a quote from Gen Mike Hostage made just a few hours ago is relevant - "I could not send an A-10 into Syria; they would not come back." Is that a reflection of the A-10's capabilities or the role it would play in th...
by Aditya_M
01 May 2014 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4015
Views: 110343

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Nijalingappa wrote:why not fit a gatling gun or GShG-7.62 machine gun on the missile and boom the sea skimming missile goes kaput,
if possible like thrust vectoring let the bullets be spread in a cone encompassing the incoming missile?


Can I get a Poe's Law ruling on this post, please?
by Aditya_M
07 Feb 2014 20:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 60954

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Both aircraft in that scenario can deliver bombs onto target. The flight leader can designate ground targets for both , reducing the work-load on his wing-man. You can do same with 4.5G aircraft as well, but the F-35's sensor fusion makes the task much easier for the pilot. Theory always works in t...
by Aditya_M
30 Jan 2014 19:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 60954

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Why would a single engine fighter cost more per flying hours , per Navy F-35A cost per hour ~ $32 K while F-18 costs $15,600 Because the fuel cost doesn't derive from the number of engines, it derives from the amount of mass you have to move and how much power you have available to get it going. Th...
by Aditya_M
06 Dec 2013 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 975
Views: 162137

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Wonder what would happen to the stability of the aircraft on firing one of those beasts on the wingtips, let alone the effect on wing warping/flutter.
by Aditya_M
01 Nov 2013 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 8287

Re: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion

Question here, even if we do buy the JSF, how do we refuel it mid-air? No probe on it and no boom on either the 78MKI or the MRTT.
by Aditya_M
28 Oct 2013 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 8287

Re: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion

Is the Striker helmet on the Eurofighter operational? And secondly, is there any open-domain info on how it works? The reason I'm asking is that the JSF's helmet needs a massive network of external cameras to give a 3D, unhindered view. I haven't heard of the same on the Eurofighter. Any more info w...
by Aditya_M
27 Oct 2013 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 8287

Re: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion

Does Indian Air Force need Rafale at all? This has been a pet theory of one particular BRF Admin, we've shared many a drink while agreeing that 500 MKI + 500 LCA would be the cure to all our ills :) Why, the dashing young one with a full mop of hair, of course! Not the bearded old coot Why, you.......
by Aditya_M
25 Oct 2013 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 99884

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Indian Air Force launches own 3G Cellular Network named AFCEL The IAF through AFCEL aims to bring all its units and stations under the overarching umbrella of 3 G connectivity. Bit of a waste of national resources....duplicating a 3G network with all it's attendent BTS's, CBSC's, NGN and IN.....not...
by Aditya_M
26 Dec 2011 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772461

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Jrox or otherwise, it's worrisome when they can make them in large numbers. They will be a potent air superiority force for anyone going up against them - us or Taiwan or Japan or Korea or a single CVBG.

Wish we could afford a Modi Jrox version!
by Aditya_M
16 Dec 2011 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 380815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I won't underestimate them, Surya and Manum - I have no doubt they have some incredibly smart people just like every other country does. But intelligence means little when you don't have the tech to learn from and to manufacture the latest stuff. That's all. Manum, I know that Parsis are Iranian in ...
by Aditya_M
16 Dec 2011 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 595692

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^Given its small size anyway, it is, in the words of a former fighter pilot, "virtually invisible" to adversary fighters. for that to happen, they have to have deflector films internally and/or coat internal parts with RAM paints. I think it was probably meant in close-quarters combat. It...
by Aditya_M
16 Dec 2011 16:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 380815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Iran does have a formidable track record in events like IMO and IPO. no doubt they can find the people for EW or anything math oriented. No doubt they can find the people - I went to uni with a few Iranians and they had the same distribution of super-smart to what-the-hell-is-this-guy-doing-here pe...
by Aditya_M
16 Dec 2011 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 380815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I would have thought that military grade GPS signals are encrypted! How could they spoof them? They are. US Military GPS uses the L2 frequency and P-code encryption. They would have to use four channels of the frequency at least, break the encryption AND hide the existing channels so that the UAV d...
by Aditya_M
12 Dec 2011 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 380815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Gliding down safely is the last thing anyone would want. One wouldn’t want to gift away such piece of technology to the enemy; right? Looking at the size of this thing, it would easily weigh close to a ton. How can such a heavy machine remain intact after a fall even from a thoussand feet? There wo...
by Aditya_M
11 Dec 2011 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2209
Views: 380815

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Uh, guys, bad news on the Pulse Jet UAV.

Link

Scroll a little down and second video and second photo.

:evil:
by Aditya_M
28 Nov 2011 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 433629

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Everyone who says "we should buy both" has probably never heard of logistical issues :-/
by Aditya_M
11 Nov 2011 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 433629

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Uh, guys, this is what Raytheon is offering. The IAF might instead decide to go down the Meteor-Storm Shadow-ASRAAM route. All talk about the AIM-120C7/D will be moot.
by Aditya_M
11 Nov 2011 18:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 60954

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Now, JSF offer is not to spoil the MRCA, if everyone thinks that way. Is this buyer's decision or sellers? India can not be treated like how unkill treats pakistan. Guys, please don't keep harping that it is for wooing, cancelling MMRCA, blah.. it looks so ddmish. In a certain way, it's only fair f...
by Aditya_M
10 Nov 2011 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 60954

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Does Gurus Agrees with below... :?: Having said all that, one can imagine a few scenarios in which the F-35, even with all its problems, would serve a useful purpose in the IAF. For years, the IAF maintained a handful of high-maintenance MiG-25R Foxbats for a niche profile: reconnaissance of enemy ...
by Aditya_M
24 Oct 2011 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 595692

Re: LCA News and Discussions

AESAs are expensive as hell, especially in the R&D phase. Trying to find the precision semiconductors for the MMICs required for each T/R module is a beast if you want to develop it all by yourself. On the other hand, passive arrays are easier to make; India has had the tech to make ferrite phas...
by Aditya_M
24 Jan 2010 22:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 679719

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Each missile costs 25 crores! Groan! Even the ISI hq must not be that expensive. Brahmos is wasted on the pakistanis. They don't have Anti missile capability. We need a maneuvering 1000-1500Km Nirbhay. All those lakshya tests I hope are Nirbhay tests. I wouldn't go that far as saying "wasted&q...
by Aditya_M
26 Nov 2009 03:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 722128

Re: LCA news and discussion

Minor correction Kartik - one of the early prototypes crashed when it "all went quiet". It was a two seater, I remember.

Ah, found the incident: DA-6, in Nov 2002. Hopefully the issue is resolved.
by Aditya_M
27 Oct 2009 04:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 509684

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Thanks, GW . Was hoping for some more authoritative figures but couldn't find them at the manufacturer's. Leads me to wonder just what the dimension of the quad launcher is, because though the bomb is "small diameter", it is nowhere near tiny. Would be an interesting design. Is this it? i....
by Aditya_M
25 Oct 2009 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 509684

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Eight?! Would you have any source for this?
by Aditya_M
25 Oct 2009 00:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 509684

Re: Indian Military Aviation

It can't fire a Sidewinder (the mag is lying in my car - will re confirm this later F 35 can't carry more than 2 bombs in its belly. The first one is interesting, not in the least because of this: http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/types/usa/lockheed_martin/f-22/F-22launch2_300.jpg Please check :) About t...
by Aditya_M
11 Oct 2009 02:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772461

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

If you kids feel the answer is YES to all of these then I got a Death Star to sell you.


If anyone answers YES to the Second question, sell them a Wren & Martin :mrgreen:
by Aditya_M
08 Aug 2009 03:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 722128

Re: LCA news and discussion

there is something very very wrong with the way engine R&D is organized in India, and with GTRE since I have worked with private sector R&D in India, let me say that the wrongness is not limited to the public sector. Lack of interaction between design and production, management and design, ...
by Aditya_M
03 Aug 2009 01:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772461

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

....I'd replied to your post about the 60% but BRF hiccuped. Anyway, I'm with you on the figures.
by Aditya_M
01 Aug 2009 02:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772461

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Where do you get the 60% figure from? Regarding the MTOW, it will be hard finding the right number because of the customization done by India, the weight differential (positive or negative) will be hard to estimate by those of us not in the know. I suspect the MKI won't ever operate at *max* TOW bec...
by Aditya_M
26 Jul 2009 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772461

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Some comments about software coding and such (I'm studying avionics): - Different teams working independently is the norm for big projects. Boeing does it, Airbus did it from the word go (A320). So much so that the 11 FCCs (286-era) on the A320 had many overlapping functions and were made by differe...
by Aditya_M
07 Jul 2009 03:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 679719

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Babbupandey, have you tested ANY product for industrial purposes?
by Aditya_M
03 Jul 2009 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772461

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Why go deep into china if the EL/M 2060P can look deep into china.


Why not? Light up their radar network like a Christmas Tree, and then the next time you have an idea what is where and you can avoid it if need be. :twisted:
by Aditya_M
01 Jul 2009 03:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 679719

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

and accelerator


finally, instead of a brake and clutch they chose the correct pedal. No wonder we're doing so well! :P
by Aditya_M
29 Jun 2009 14:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772461

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

How are they sure that the pilots switched the thingies off? The Flight Data Recorder also logs manual actions - if you press a button to switch some equipment off v/s the supply or the equipment itself failing. Very easy to read. Shiv , I can give another famous example. This crash was caused by t...
by Aditya_M
27 Jun 2009 18:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 509684

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

JaiS - unfortunately I spent most of my time looking for prospective employers. But I can say this, the mood was very gloomy because of the recession and lack of funding and buyers.

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