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by Rakesh
25 Sep 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

RD-33, AL-31FP - examples galore that certification is not the end of the road but just a milestone; only during squadron service the engine is really proven. Anyway, this is semantics. Picklu, come on! The above is anything but semantics. RD-33 is from Klimov and AL-31FP is from UEC Saturn (former...
by Rakesh
25 Sep 2018 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

ET does not permit cut-and-paste...

Rafale will not be cancelled, will wait for CAG report: Arun Jaitley
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 919848.cms
by Rakesh
25 Sep 2018 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Why We Chose Anil Ambani's Firm Despite Massive Debt: Dassault Sources https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/rafale-deal-anil-ambanis-firm-was-registered-had-land-near-airport-dassault-defence-1921482 Rafale deal: HAL, sources in favour of the deal say, never had any interest in serving as an offset part...
by Rakesh
24 Sep 2018 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

Even a certified kaveri remains untested/unproven without squadron service ; similar to what LCA mk1 was till LSP. Picklu, that is incorrect. When the Kaveri turbofan enters an operational squadron it is *FULLY* tested/proven/certified. There is no more testing left to do at that stage. Testing and...
by Rakesh
24 Sep 2018 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

Picklu, see this article from April 2017.... Foreign expertise key to fire up India's jets https://www.deccanherald.com/content/607212/foreign-expertise-key-fire-up.html The recent pronouncement from snecma is that kaveri is ready to fly on a plane (not engine test bed but an actual plane) Yes Pick...
by Rakesh
23 Sep 2018 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

Picklu, see this article from April 2017.... Foreign expertise key to fire up India's jets https://www.deccanherald.com/content/607212/foreign-expertise-key-fire-up.html SoP prototypes have achieved dry thrust goals though having demonstrated about 52 KN without afterburner. However, current Kaveri ...
by Rakesh
23 Sep 2018 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4368
Views: 726502

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Dated article from April 2017 (yes 2017!) by Saurav Jha but confirms that Snecma-Safran's audit on the Kaveri program... Foreign expertise key to fire up India's jets https://www.deccanherald.com/content/607212/foreign-expertise-key-fire-up.html This is precisely why the DRDO has engaged France’s Sa...
by Rakesh
23 Sep 2018 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

And RaGa's grandiose plan - to paint the Prime Minister as a Chor - goes down in flames. Only he and his cronies will now keep on harping about the scam, like he has done to date. https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1043490823130820609 ---> So basically after telling Mediapart that Anil Ambani was ...
by Rakesh
23 Sep 2018 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Philip, I get the feeling future no govt will buy European planes. It will be Desi, Russian or US. Doubt will be russian due to caasta, doubt will be american due to... caasta I actually like this ho- ha and caasta. Now watch how IAF will start liking Indian jets. And funding increase to DRDO :D Na...
by Rakesh
23 Sep 2018 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

In addition to what SaiK said above, you have to test it on a platform that can handle the risk of the engine shutting down in mid-air. Remember the IL-76 test bed? I am not by any means an engine expert and someone else more qualified will have to provide a detailed process, from engine design on d...
by Rakesh
23 Sep 2018 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

Picklu, you prove/certify on a test bed and that test bed should be the Tejas onlee. However, you do not raise an entire squadron for that purpose. GTRE mounts it on one LSP bird (or two) and tests/proves/certifies the engine in that manner.
by Rakesh
23 Sep 2018 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

And which is the way all fighter aircraft purchases should be. Get offsets via components. Regardless of outcome of this ongoing tamasha, MMRCA 3.0 is now done. You can thank RaGa for this. Whether Modi wins in 2019 or not, there will be now be no MMRCA. G2G deals will happen instead. And no license...
by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

^^^^ So now he is contradicting himself? :roll: Get your story straight Mr President! Which one is it? "We did not have a choice, we took the interlocutor who was given to us." VERSUS.... When asked whether India had put pressure on Reliance and Dassault to work together, Hollande said he ...
by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Philip, I get the feeling future no govt will buy European planes. It will be Desi, Russian or US. Doubt will be russian due to caasta, doubt will be american due to... caasta I actually like this ho- ha and caasta. Now watch how IAF will start liking Indian jets. And funding increase to DRDO :D Ex...
by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4368
Views: 726502

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

So much for the much vaunted JETJWG.... 2+2 should finally yield 4 https://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/letterfromwashington/22-should-finally-yield-4/ At its last meeting in July, DTTI’s jet engine working group was shut down for lack of progress . They chose to call it a “strategic pause”. A...
by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Official statement from the French Govt....

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by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Hari Saar, let us not jump to speculation and suggest that Lockheed Martin, Boeing or any other American company has anything to do with this issue. We do not need to wade into that water, in the absence of any concrete evidence. What RaGa has succeeded in doing - is capture the narrative. He has co...
by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

Picklu, with regards to Point 2, it will not work. Kaveri must not only fly, it must also be proven (certified) and meet design specifications. The IAF will not accept it otherwise. The IAF will never take an unproven engine into combat or even fly it during peacetime. That will not happen. I would ...
by Rakesh
22 Sep 2018 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

The French Govt has spoken....

Rafale deal: After Hollande's statement, France says not involved in choosing Indian partners
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ ... 75494.html
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

IAF Defends Rafale Deal - Air Marshal SBP Sinha terms Rafale a Potent Air Asset

by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Rafale Would Revolutionise Airpower In Our Sub- Continent: IAF Deputy Chief, Air Marshal R. Nambiar

by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

Most Inspiring Speech Ever By An Air Marshal on Indigenisation of Aerospace Industry

by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2044
Views: 229360

Re: Military Flight Safety

Oh No! Not him. My condolences to his family.
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74067

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

FYI...the info on Tejas production numbers below is dated. If it is this bad, I am beginning to question the wisdom of Boeing's tie up with Mahindra and HAL to produce the F-18 Super Hornet Block III, if they win MMRCA 3.0!!! https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1042793255686086656 ----> Bingo. The U...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

FYI...the info on Tejas production numbers below is dated. https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1042793255686086656 ----> Bingo. The US Ambassador, Tim Roemer was APPALLED at the state of HAL. The planes they have built are metal, LCA is the only composite and they cant produce more than 3 a year wit...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

https://twitter.com/ARanganathan72/status/1042660179731333120 ----> On the former HAL Chief T Raju's remark, that HAL could have built Rafale jets - yes, what he says should be taken seriously. But what he DOESN'T say should be taken seriously as well, that EVEN DURING the UPA tenure, Dassault DID N...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

https://twitter.com/Iyervval/status/1042616503798050816 ---> Wish the author had pushed the interviewee on why, to date, HAL has taken more man hours to produce aircraft and at significantly greater cost than OEM’s , negating the case for indegenisation. Also missing the required capital for moderni...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

SaiK wrote:^^^17 year old.

I'm sure this will further kick up many suffering minds.

:lol:
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/1042767541314244613 ---> Here's IAF Deputy Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar onboard Rafale test bed in France. I like that strap on the wrist. After my Mirage ejection is it? For anyone who does not know, Air Marshal Anil Chopra (retd) is a former M2K pilo...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2018 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 680
Views: 74067

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

If there was any doubt that the Rafale was the front runner in the MMRCA competition, this is it.... https://twitter.com/GurungShauryaET/status/1039761782896816129 ---> When asked if IAF wanted two more Rafale squadrons after the IGA, IAF Deputy Chief, Air Marshal Nambiar smiled and said we wanted 1...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/Sayan_Pratyush/stat ... 7998657537 ---> Indian Air force Deputy Chief, Air Marshal R. Nambiar on Rafale deal. Now its on public that whom they trust Rahul Gandhi or IAF Officer?
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

https://twitter.com/iPragatiJain/status/1042780215083065345 ----> Air Marshal R. Nambiar, Deputy Chief flying first Indian Rafale in France. The expression on his face shows how much happy he is after flying that jet. The happiness which Congress could never give for a decade . :lol: https://twitter...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Notice the ASTE patch on Air Marshal Nambiar's flight suit.

https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/1 ... 1236247558 ----> Air Marshal Nambiar getting briefed ahead of his Rafale sortie.

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by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Indranil, do not bother. You are correct. I found these right now.... IAF tests Rafale with India-specific enchancements https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/top-iaf-official-tests-rafale-in-france/articleshow/65890063.cms IAF deputy chief Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar flew the Rafale, a 17-yea...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Folks, the Rafale in that picture is the reportedly the first Indian Rafale. It's not. This is a test aircraft with India-specific upgrades. The first Rafale for IAF is not yet ready to fly. Soon, though. I got that info from below. Can we please confirm again? First Rafale for India being flight-t...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2424
Views: 481744

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

Good updates on Tejas production by Indranil and Saurav Jha. Very pleased to hear...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1234
Views: 173513

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

Very nice pictures. Folks, the Rafale in that picture is the reportedly the first Indian Rafale. Great moment!

Personally, I am happy that the first Indian Rafale is a two seat variant. I wish the IAF got all twin seaters onlee :)

Hopefully there are more pictures that will come...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559647

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1041010067158519808 ---> The indigenously developed Mounted Gun System (MGS) from Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) OFB will commence testing in November. The system utilizes the Dhanush 155mm x 52 gun. The Indian Army has a stated requirement for 814 such systems...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832532

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 9654893568 ----> Godrej Aerospace built airframe assembly of the Air launched version of the BrahMos cruise missile (BrahMos-A) ordered by the Indian Air Force.

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