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by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

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by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/967411354494820352 --> DRDO’s AIP system is back on track with the Project 75I. Naval material research lab (NMRL) was able to demonstrate AIP operation for endurance of 14 days. This was monitored by a team of IN, to monitor land-based trials of AIP Module...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

We just got saved from stupidty via the F-Solah, Block 70 or Gripen E. Lets hope Episode III crashes & burns as well and we churn out Tejas in numbers. Do you remember srai ---> 200 F-16s and 100 F-18s were definitely coming :lol: Who cares about how that number would fit in an IAF Order of Batt...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 30051

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

ramana wrote:Thanks for the news..
Ananth, Please start a new thread for Tejas Mk2
That we track the info separately and not get lost here.

Should we rename this thread as Mk1 and Mk1A then?
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

People talking about handing TASL a line to produce Tejas must remember that TASL has not shown any interest in doing that so far and the GoI cannot force a private company to do what it seems to not be interested in doing. Besides, for another Tejas line to be set up, there need to be at least ano...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

brar_w wrote:Although we have discussed this before in the Int. Aero thread, here is the deal the Soko's managed to get out of GE. IMHO this will be the best case scenario vis-a-vis the F414.

If we can get this, it would be great.
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Rakesh nobody will give hot section tech. Either develop own engine or buy in meantime. Hot section is where cheen is falling short of world class after so much work. Rolls royce does hot section of ej200 and i assume doesnot share with mtu and hispano suiza Saar, I know nobody is going to give Ind...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4032
Views: 570307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I cannot cut-and-paste (as it will not let me), so you will have to click on the link. If your browser freezes, apologies in advance! All stakeholders want to fast-track submarine plans: Rahul Kumar Shrawat, Naval Group in India, CMD https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/opinion/interviews/all-stakeh...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefencera/status/967272079866253313 —> New 100+ fighter jets will be procured by fast track process in a G2G deal. What do you think which jet is coming? F-35 if it is on offer and if it is not then F-18 or Rafale. Saar, I posted that link because there is a poll in there ...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

brar_w & Viv_S : Can you guys please use quotes with names attached to them? For readers, it is hard to follow the discussion. Possibly. But it is tough to dispute the fact that when requirements and timelines align, and resources are pooled, one generally ends up with better capability. The US...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 194
Views: 12632

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Flying blind and freezing: Navy investigating terrifying EA-18G Growler flight
https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-ne ... er-flight/
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefencera/sta ... 9866253313 —> New 100+ fighter jets will be procured by fast track process in a G2G deal. What do you think which jet is coming?
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

^^^ Re-issuing the tender only makes the prospects of the F-16, F-18, MiG-35 and Typhoon weaker. Only the Rafale and the F-35 now stand a chance.
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2036
Views: 303472

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

That MiG-21 clone looks like a scale model!
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Will we learn anything of value from the more capable system?
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Will we get access to the hot engine components of F414 engine? If not, a JV is nothing more than a Science & Technology project with little value. Your solution working with OEM as a commercial venture is the most optimal solution. The Hanwha Techwin F414-KI afterburning turbofan - for the KAI ...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

We need to learn from MMRCA - Episode I and MMRCA - Episode II. We have proven that we are incapable of doing screwdrivergiri on western aircraft. Spectacular Failures . No sir, we have proven that we can't run a procurement process. We haven't tried screwdrivergiri, so that we can or cannot is unp...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Zynda: JV via DTTI would do nothing other than provide a screwdrivergiri engine for India.

See here :) ---> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3351&p=2234699#p2234699

DTTI is old wine in new bottle. Nothing we will learn.
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

As brar_w has pointed out somewhere, an off-the-shelf buy is 20% less than a FACO. That is the *ONLY* option right now. Off the shelf. Our bureaucracy will ruin FACO. More on this below. Narrowing options lead to remaining action (2019): -Exercise option for 18 more Rafales -FMS with GOTUS for 108 ...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 06:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

Modi Government Tweaks Single Engine Fighter Plan, Will Also Consider Twin Engine Jets For IAF https://swarajyamag.com/insta/modi-government-tweaks-single-engine-fighter-plan-will-also-consider-twin-engine-fighters-for-iaf The move to open up the contest to twin-engine fighters will have two advant...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

At this stage, it makes better sense to invest in a Tejas line at TASL. If HAL cannot deliver, they need to be kicked out. I am not eager with this phoren fighter aircraft production. That is some nonsense made up to justify importing "no-value" platforms like the F-16 or Gripen E. But mos...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

SaiK wrote::-? :x

We have no confirmation on this MMRCA. Why open this dhaaga?

I gave the original news report from The Tribune 24 hours. Others have also put out reports. MoD has not refuted it.

So thus, new dhaaga for new contest.
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

https://twitter.com/ajaishukla/status/967022204822216705 ---> Rediffmail publishes my report on the IAF getting seriously interested in @LockheedMartin's F-35 Lightning II 5th-generation fighter. It is certainly cheaper to buy than the Rafale. We'd only know later which of the two is cheaper to oper...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

+108 IR! Well Said!!!

https://twitter.com/RAeSTimR/status/966958045266956288 ---> MMRCA headline from the future: 'We've extended the requirement to include 3 & 4 engine fighters...' :lol:

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by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/967073135957893121 ---> Instead of keeping this new 'Strategic Partnership' policy limited to big ticket platforms likes fighters and AFVs, it would be much better if it is used to create 'Indian primes' for key sub-systems such as low bypass turbofan engines.
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/967070381747134464 ---> In my opinion India must make the following demands on all major military system imports: 1. Give me the source code for certain things. 2. For some others, you must at least give me the executable files 3. For a few remaining items, I'll s...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

^^^^ Ramana-ji is right when he calls the F-35 a Fancy Cornish Hen :lol:
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/967068582617276417 ---> F-35 can only be considered if it is offered without COMCASA/CISMOA & at least some code sharing is there. I don't see the Americans relenting on either. FGFA is a far more advanced project & should go though provided HAL becomes a ...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 178
Views: 30051

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/967018626875363328 ---> Indigenization is the only way in which India can prevent itself from being caught on the wrong foot due to geopolitical shifts. Which is why the Tejas program must assume top priority. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/967065652166053888...
by Rakesh
24 Feb 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3843
Views: 279898

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Jagman is the individual to ask or the IAF mainsite crew. I believe one of them is KaranM. Are you in contact with him?
by Rakesh
23 Feb 2018 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

America Has High Expectations for India. Can New Delhi Deliver? https://warontherocks.com/2018/02/america-has-high-expectations-for-india-can-new-delhi-deliver/ And indeed, even when resources are allocated to defense, the Indian state has struggled to turn them into military power. The budget of t...
by Rakesh
23 Feb 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

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

Posted by BRF Member dinesha....

ToI-Govt scraps single-engine fighter plan, asks IAF to go for wider competition
https://m.timesofindia.com/india/govt-s ... 034958.cms
by Rakesh
23 Feb 2018 23:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490351

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Thread Closed. Moved To Military Issues Archive.
by Rakesh
23 Feb 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490351

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I am going to close this thread. It has been more or less confirmed now that SEF contract is over.

Will: I am going to reopen the thread you started yesterday. I am going to clean it up first.

KrishnaK: We can continue discussion in the new thread that Will started. Don't reply in this one.
by Rakesh
23 Feb 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490351

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

chola wrote:
Rakesh wrote:FWIW....I was not even referring to *YOU* when I used the term risk-assessor-in-chief. Honestly, you were not even in the picture when I made that statement.

I’d like to find out who this risk-assessor is. This place needs one.

He knows :) He is reading. I will leave it at that.
by Rakesh
23 Feb 2018 22:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490351

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Make in India for Defence was never destined to work. It cannot work. That was a red herring. There are other options available to improve the unemployment rate in India, other than building phoren fighters. Just buy silver bullets off the shelf in small numbers (2 - 4 squadrons) to do unique tasks ...
by Rakesh
23 Feb 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490351

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

In 2001, the M2K was the best option. With hindsight, having seen the MMRCA outcome, Ashley was right. At this point, clearly more Rafales and possibly F35s. If this cannot be had, the F16/F18s wouldn't be a bad choice is my personal opinion. The F35s are going to be harder to negotiate IMHO. Eithe...

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