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by SaiK
20 Sep 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

sometime back (year back), we had an oped stating then the production time per jet came down from 19 months to 11 months. Can they bring this further down with concurrent engineering efforts?
by SaiK
20 Sep 2018 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Instead of ordering, go for the commitment/pledge drive - 10 aircrafts per year, is given! Q: can we do it? /assume tranches, request for change, new features are all part and parcel of say a decade plan.
by SaiK
18 Sep 2018 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1110
Views: 165007

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

Who is this Sharma goon on PIL?(got adjourned) https://m.timesofindia.com/india/sc-adjourns-hearing-on-rafale-fighter-jet-deal/amp_articleshow/65853667.cms ___ Meanwhile... Some high-level Rafale dogfighting today. Separate press conferences today by current defence minister @NSitharaman & her p...
by SaiK
18 Sep 2018 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 901
Views: 82388

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Why the Air Force Won't Buy the F-15X or 'New' F-22 Raptor
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... ptor-31442
by SaiK
18 Sep 2018 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2740
Views: 450373

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Am I linking this to a wrong dhaaga?

https://amp.businessinsider.com/japan-s ... sea-2018-9

Japan is staring China down with its first submarine drills in the contested South China Sea
by SaiK
17 Sep 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

robotic personal assistant is one way forward, considering weights and range/target type/profiles - if the design constraint for DRDO that they can't reduce weight - I think, these are the places where private should pitch in - advanced materials, production jigs, etc. bike mounted guns to 4x4 mount...
by SaiK
17 Sep 2018 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Singha wrote:The tow missile has a very hefty tripod while russians use small ones from prone or sitting position
..

we do at least need a monopod (pref: tripod) for stability control, given the weight class.
by SaiK
17 Sep 2018 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

yes. safran to support on the 110kN (class/rough) kaveri, and we will come out of it soon [years?]. I am all eager to get them flown on the Tejas platform - most likely, it would be (has to be) Mk2 platform considering the F414 being 98kN. I don't know if F*INS6 is based off F*EPE which is supposed ...
by SaiK
17 Sep 2018 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:Specifications

Like a mini-Nag

total weight + including the launcher = 29kg

TOW is 6.2kg max war head. total is 18 to 22kgs depending on war head [but ranged for 3.7km].

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we have to work on this [reduce both launcher and mpatgm by at least 35% - go composites].
by SaiK
17 Sep 2018 05:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

So, it is in the Javelin range.
by SaiK
16 Sep 2018 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

as much we can automate, with less human errors we can make.
by SaiK
16 Sep 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

the reason we need them to be light weight
by SaiK
16 Sep 2018 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3221
Views: 366481

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

was this posted (by erroor :) ) here few months back? https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/04/the-sweet-dilemmas-of-indias-amca-5th-generation-fighter.html “What worries the air force is development and production schedules. Every time we talk of projects in India, we aren’t able to tell with confid...
by SaiK
16 Sep 2018 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4485
Views: 822384

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

*yum-phatagam * news is wonderful music to ears. I hope it is light weight. ^yes, focus on external/private union(partnership)into products dev rather internal issues. from the above link The Ministry of Defence has been in talks with Israel and the US for a long time to get the third generation ant...
by SaiK
16 Sep 2018 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 155
Views: 11022

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

read this with full brain & strongly focused and see the in-betweens.
The COMCASA will allow India to receive high-end military communications equipment from the US and will also help get real-time encrypted information from the US.
by SaiK
16 Sep 2018 01:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1734
Views: 215739

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

this
India-US partnership are on an upward trajectory.
by SaiK
15 Sep 2018 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 676
Views: 73098

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rakesh wrote:SaiK: Please put source of news article in your post...

oops sorry.. it is from Mk2 dhaaga /
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/09 ... firms.html
by SaiK
15 Sep 2018 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 676
Views: 73098

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rakesh wrote:SaiK: Please put source of news article in your post...

oops sorry.. it is from Mk2 dhaaga /
by SaiK
15 Sep 2018 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1934
Views: 340265

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

“he said that sleep deprivation among Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots was induced by indulging in social media late into the night.” "Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights. Most flight briefings, sometimes, are as early as 6 am and pilots haven't had enough sle...
by SaiK
14 Sep 2018 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1110
Views: 165007

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

One of the significant operational force multiplier is towed decoys. I dont know how these work but read that EF2K has them. My question is are these for single use or the same decoy can be used multiple times?
by SaiK
14 Sep 2018 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138402

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

RE: naming, it has to be a synonym to radiance- Tejas. BTW, No one names a variant to be having a different name. Just 1.0, 2.0 is good enough. Blaze is aka Radiance. So, AbhA(आभा). Not that 70s pop band. ______ The SEF is not cancelled.. it is still on as MRCA RFI next version. But it might not tak...
by SaiK
13 Sep 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138402

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

^^If AMCA sees 20 squadrons, then we are on the big path of delivering a squadron of 6th gen stealth bombers. let's go easy on this OT for now.
by SaiK
13 Sep 2018 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1721
Views: 229804

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

whoa! please repeat after me and confirm if you're reading the above is same as my eyes reading it. i'm in disbelieve!

The weight of Mark II has been reduced to less than 50 tonnes.


somebody give me a mil camouflage lungi to dance
by SaiK
13 Sep 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 676
Views: 73098

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

To supplement numbers, the Indian Air Force is also looking for over 100 Indian-built foreign fighters as part of the Make in India campaign. It is unlikely, however, that the process will move forward significantly before next year’s national election in the country.
by SaiK
12 Sep 2018 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 362909

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

how good is this? some basics compared, but pretty useful (if the data is correct)
https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraf ... it=COMPARE
by SaiK
12 Sep 2018 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1110
Views: 165007

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

Rafale is the best thing to have happened this way.. blessing in disguise, for all that kangrez had done. Going forward, Rafale experience will feed lot of inputs into Mk2. Watch for this.
by SaiK
12 Sep 2018 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 362909

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Right now the equation still is - Russia doesn't have so we don't have it too. I'm talking about stealth bombers. Thanks to Agni series.
by SaiK
12 Sep 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138402

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Looking At 12 Squadrons Of LCA Tejas Mk.2, IAF Chief Confirms https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/09/looking-at-12-squadrons-of-lca-tejas-mk-2-iaf-chief-confirms.html #IAFChiefConfirms The Mk.2, which will be a significantly modified jet, where the current GE F404 engine is replaced with the more p...
by SaiK
12 Sep 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2969
Views: 536271

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

I was just thinking while driving back home.. why would not be ISRO's first man mission be a docking mission to ISS? Is that too much?
by SaiK
12 Sep 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

disha wrote:..Disha and I..

:roll: .
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I am sure, Tejas will evolve to having many of the Rafale features in the Mk2 or ++. IAF would be seriously interested in 'triple ejector racks' for example... we must begin tranche mode with IAF, and they must buy in blocks.
by SaiK
12 Sep 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1110
Views: 165007

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

^^The Three Idiots / sorry. totally unnecessary for their intellectual capabilities. Or is it starting stages of Alzheimers?
by SaiK
10 Sep 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Retractability, thy name is Mk2 probe. Cobham also helped us on Quartz Radome.
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^^waiting for IL78 amba to feed dvitejasau soon.
by SaiK
09 Sep 2018 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1110
Views: 165007

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

Karan M wrote:Rakesh, I will bet this MRCA 2.0 fracas will ultimately be cancelled if NaMO is back, common sense will predominate and we will buy another 36-50 odd Rafales.

namOnamaH focus on AMCA, Mk2 and MKI upgrades.
by SaiK
09 Sep 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1110
Views: 165007

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

Cut out the nonsense, there is no Uncle Quattrocchi in the Rafale deal M J Akbar | Sep 9, 2018, 02.00 AM IST (The writer is MoS, external affairs) https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/all-that-matters/cut-out-the-nonsense-there-is-no-uncle-quattrocchi-in-the-rafale-deal/articleshow...
by SaiK
08 Sep 2018 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mango question gurus: Is there any serious and timebound plan to test Tejas with Kaveri? no time will be set, until we take a relook at GTRE as an org. We have other performing orgs to learn from and adapt to. Kaveri is extreme engineering, and can't be funded or done this way. or wait for bail out...
by SaiK
08 Sep 2018 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2370
Views: 471166

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Mango question gurus: Is there any serious and timebound plan to test Tejas with Kaveri? no time will be set, until we take a relook at GTRE as an org. We have other performing orgs to learn from and adapt to. Kaveri is extreme engineering, and can't be funded or done this way. or wait for bail out...

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