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by SaiK
23 Feb 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2023
Views: 301908

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has boosted their high altitude capacities along their southwestern borders, sending more top-of-the-line jet fighters to parts of China that border rival state India.

https://sputniknews.com/asia/2018022210 ... an-border/
by SaiK
23 Feb 2018 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4024
Views: 568438

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Highlights The first set of equipment has been designed, manufactured, integrated and ready for testing by JFD prior to shipping next month for final commissioning and trials. JFD has a contract worth 193 million pounds with the Indian Navy for the supply of two complete "flyaway submarine resc...
by SaiK
22 Feb 2018 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172070

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^^^To enable the f-35 discussion.. (devil's advocate is LINK-16)
Here you go:


http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-bu ... ever-24564
by SaiK
22 Feb 2018 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172070

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

More of the speculations discussion available here

:http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18693/did-russia-just-send-some-of-its-su-57-stealth-fighters-to-syria
by SaiK
22 Feb 2018 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 26576

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

We never heard earlier (from any top DRDO official on oped) the canards were must to satisfy ASQR specs.
by SaiK
22 Feb 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296224

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Well.. you can't thrust out more than what the max the design can. We haven't advanced at electronics or software pace in the turbine space. So, we have tech space maturity room of about 20 years or so. The pioneers are GE, RR, PW and few others. Rest are only copycats. There has to be genuine effor...
by SaiK
21 Feb 2018 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296224

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Where are we gonna get the 110kN (is that the design thrust rating?) engines from at the size of the F414? They might offer a new variant. Remember their EDE core moved from 7 stages of standard config to 6. They improved to 20% thrust going blisk fans. Thd low pressure stage available now with CMC...
by SaiK
21 Feb 2018 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605094

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Losing bluetooth signal here.. and thread on bpr In any case, the foreign partner was more interested in a much larger project that would have seen the creation of a new core for the Kaveri design for 90 KN plus wet thrust. That project however is also not seeing light of day because GTRE is probabl...
by SaiK
20 Feb 2018 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362769

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

We have to choose the landing spot carefully.. since I read it is full of craters and cold traps with more shadows in the south pole. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/4574_LROMoonFrost_MASTER.webm Even if 14 days of sunlight, it could be dropped into a shadow region that receives ...
by SaiK
20 Feb 2018 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 26576

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

You don't need flight certification for model checking. Both are mandatory for any RT system, and the former being mandatory for any system to get operational clearance. Model checking ain't voodoo science, if that is what are trying to say.
by SaiK
19 Feb 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 26576

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Expert systems are rudimentary AI. Just saying.
by SaiK
19 Feb 2018 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 162
Views: 26576

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

#Tejas has finest handling capability making it a state-of-the-art system providing stability under extreme\unstable conditions. #Tejas has got rules based Artificial Intelligence in its FCS. Continuous R&D is on in AI to enhance #Tejas' capabilities: @DRDO_India head Christopher https://t.co/MJ...
by SaiK
18 Feb 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362769

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2018/feb/18/reaching-for-the-moon-desi-style-isro-is-set-to-script-new-chapter-with-chandrayaan-2-mission-1775023.html Another important factor is that when the Lander makes the touchdown on the pre-determined site near south pole of lunar surface, ...
by SaiK
17 Feb 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489675

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Is it not time to have a white-list of deaf ears? :)
by SaiK
16 Feb 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90552

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

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/op ... 937909.cms

View: The plane truth about Rafale deal is so hard to see?

claiming Reliance pocketing 21k crores
by SaiK
16 Feb 2018 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576521

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/armament-rd-establishment-working-on-new-assault-rifle/article22754141.ece Armament R&D Establishment working on new assault rifle INSAS replacement During the same time, in February 2016, the Alteration Committee of the defence ministry approved modific...
by SaiK
16 Feb 2018 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172070

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

We should not ignore the sunk cost from corruption tracking angle. I'm concerned at any money sunk by earlier lootyen sarkar.

I'm also concerned at IAF strategic planning w.o any tactical plans
by SaiK
16 Feb 2018 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605094

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Well, screwdrivergiri in turbine-precision space is something we need to excel. IMHO, we should not even discuss about #ToT in BRF. Please considering to ban the tot word. It ain't logical nor sane to beg.
by SaiK
15 Feb 2018 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2245
Views: 172070

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

http://imagehosting.io/images/2017/12/08/052D.jpg
^^^^

Sounds like the TVC space is still only for 15* on Y axis and 360* on X. The tell-tail pic clarity. :wink:
by SaiK
15 Feb 2018 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5416
Views: 489675

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I support and vote for Tejas platform/team as the NEXT GEN SEF. This is a gradual tech sharing process & methodology to integrate many LRUs with multiple product assets we are moving into. IAF has a history of asks that meets Russian Eco of Scales to Western technology and standards. Interop is ...
by SaiK
15 Feb 2018 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605094

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The tougher aspect to achive are in the precision domain. - blades and TET - compression spools and dry thrust - BPR (although not difficult to design) & flat rating Reg: BPR. We have more air volumes to heat up.. the larger to heat up, larger is the inefficiency. Lesser is the BPR, higher is th...
by SaiK
15 Feb 2018 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605094

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^like saying closing hot selling ice-cream corner shops reduce traffic accidents. we need a good source and confirmation about Kaveri program. I doubt it is something so classified that none will know. It ain't a boomer or a half-warp nuke engine for next Indian military space odyssey (just saying)....
by SaiK
14 Feb 2018 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605094

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Wasn't the Concorde's RR/Snec engine a ZERO BPR one?
by SaiK
14 Feb 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Design your own fighter
Replies: 533
Views: 42013

Re: Design your own fighter

Has anyone done triple engine fighter jet? say the main center one with high thrust low BPR and side two lower thrust, high BPR with TVC? http://i66.tinypic.com/2mh9a2u.png I doubt SR71 has a central engine.. or does it? http://drawingdatabase.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SR-71-BlackBird.jpeg
by SaiK
12 Feb 2018 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605094

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... re/552959/

The Jet Engine is a Futuristic Technology Stuck in the Past
by SaiK
06 Feb 2018 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296224

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

RCS is not the only specification in the trade space for high performance fighter system. Weight, complexity (manufacturing and cost) and the ability to survive repeated supersonic flight is another. There are different applications where thicker RAM or a heavier solutions can be used such as UAV's...
by SaiK
06 Feb 2018 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463147

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me rephrase the question, how much of the Tejas sub systems (both from Mk1 and the projected Mk2) can be substituted in the SEF downselect? so that the Life cycle cost of the selected aircraft can be determined on the buyer's terms. For practical reasons lets say the downselect is Gripen NG . S...
by SaiK
05 Feb 2018 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605094

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

S Jha said that he will write more on this. Hope more details come out. There was the article on SGTJE (small gas turb jet eng), but that was drdo/nal work for a new small ucav - around 2.69kN. Jha did come out with those details (see ramana's post above): [you can't get a white paper though :)] 1....
by SaiK
04 Feb 2018 08:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463147

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

More such articles must come out.

http://www.delhidefencereview.com/2017/ ... -force/amp

Thank you sriram.

24 per year is possible if 3 assembly lines come up with private outsourcing of components.
by SaiK
29 Jan 2018 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296224

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Image
by SaiK
29 Jan 2018 10:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2149
Views: 211759

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Why so much effort in doing any joint venture with firang nations? We have to think about only indigenous efforts. I can't understand this thought about we are not capable or we can't do it. It must be the existing IR capability, and not outside IR, but within India.
by SaiK
29 Jan 2018 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463147

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

IMHO, it ain't about budgets. it is all about our capability, why fund when it doesn't work to take 9 women to deliver a baby in 1 month? Now you might think about how to structure orgs, divisions, and labs. It is a big discussion on this matter. The most important point is never let the team(s) to ...
by SaiK
27 Jan 2018 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 190
Views: 12218

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://www.livestrong.com/article/332643-the-side-effects-of-psyllium-husk/ "Every single thing everyone has ever said that's a limitation of the F-35 has been wrong," "The biggest limitation for the F-35 is that pilots are not familiar with how to fly it. They try to fly the F-35 li...

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