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by Rakesh
22 Aug 2018 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

kit wrote:same, different angles

Is that the HUD from the rear cockpit of the Rafale? I am sorry, but does the Rafale even have a HUD in the rear cockpit? I tried looking for one, but could not find it.
by Rakesh
22 Aug 2018 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 618
Views: 65706

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

Very interesting comment by the former Vice Chief. If weapons were not evaluated what were they evaluating aerobatics in two places? The Air Marshal mentions two airbases in the article - Jaisalmer (270 meters above sea level) and Leh (3,256 meters above sea level). I am sure they were evaluating h...
by Rakesh
22 Aug 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

https://twitter.com/KesariDhwaj/status/1029600559614111745 ---> Quick questions @anshumig - 1. Does advance in weapon systems, weapon delivery and also threat level require a dedicated low-level striker like Mig-27? 2. Can Tejas Mk1/1A do the mud-moving role of MiG-27? 3. Does delta wing configurati...
by Rakesh
22 Aug 2018 02:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1029975044582072325 ---> First flight of the HAL Tejas Mk1A variant is expected in 2020. And the squadron in AFS Sulur being equipped with Tejas Mk1s will reach full strength before mid-2019 for sure. So No 45 Flying Daggers Sqn, are expected to have 20 aircraft b...
by Rakesh
22 Aug 2018 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1029973185146417155 ----> ACM Dhanoa, CAS, Indian AF has said that the performance of the Tejas in air-to-ground weapon delivery was observed to be exceptional during Op Gaganshakti. He also said, "With active support of HAL the aircraft was found to be highl...
by Rakesh
22 Aug 2018 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 618
Views: 65706

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

https://twitter.com/Boeing_In/status/1031778438485565440 ---> A fighter simply going after a target with speed won't bring anything to the fight. Footprint and radar signature matter for emerging threats. Boeing's Pratyush Kumar and Dan Gilian discuss the F/A-18 Super Hornet's superior capabilities....
by Rakesh
22 Aug 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

I cannot do cut-and-paste of the article. The TOI website is not allowing me.

CSIO develops tech for Tejas air-to-air refuelling at night
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 466539.cms
by Rakesh
21 Aug 2018 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 618
Views: 65706

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

F-16 Exports Could Begin Within Five Years Of Establishing A Production Line In India: Vivek Lall http://www.businessworld.in/article/F-16-Exports-Could-Begin-Within-Five-Years-Of-Establishing-A-Production-Line-In-India-Vivek-Lall/21-08-2018-158256/ We are at least five years from signing a contrac...
by Rakesh
21 Aug 2018 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 363
Views: 48783

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Navy – Flag Bearer For Making In India http://www.businessworld.in/article/Indian-Navy-Flag-Bearer-For-Making-In-India-/21-08-2018-158259/ By Vice Admiral HCS Bisht (Retd) is an alumnus of Sainik School, Ghorakhal, Nainital, the National Defence Academy and the Naval Academy. He superannuate...
by Rakesh
21 Aug 2018 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 618
Views: 65706

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

MMRCA 2.0: Why defence procurement decision-making is problematic https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/mmrca-2-0-why-defence-procurement-decision-making-is-problematic/1286824/ Military acquisitions often go beyond political regimes. The procurement process for the new 110 MMRCA can only be adj...
by Rakesh
21 Aug 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 618
Views: 65706

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

A very good interview from Air Marshal R K Sharma (Retd), former Vice Chief of the Air Staff. Lots of good nuggets. Do read. Make special note of what the Air Marshal says about the trials. Critical to have new aircraft, otherwise our combat unit strength will continue to go down https://www.deccanh...
by Rakesh
21 Aug 2018 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 886
Views: 139691

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

:rotfl:

Fact Check: Rahul Gandhi changed price of Rafale aircraft 4 times in 5 months
https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/st ... 2018-08-14
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1391
Views: 153491

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

:lol:

No Akula II as of yet.
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 03:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 9904

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

I saw the video and since I speak Malayalam, this man is talking utter rubbish. He needs to be in jail!

Classic Kerala Commie behaviour.
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4268
Views: 778808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Tweet from 15 June 2017 (yes 2017). I am seeing this missile for the first time, so very likely it was posted earlier. https://twitter.com/livefist/status/875344998278938628 ---> DRDO looking at Oct-Nov for first test-firing of New Gen Anti Radiation Missile (NGARM) from IAF Su-30MKI. https://pbs.tw...
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4268
Views: 778808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1024468119622832128 ---> 7th Mechanized Infantry Battalion Soldiers of Indian Army launch a Javelin Anti Tank Guided Missile at a mock target during Yudh Abhyas Bilateral Military Exercise 2009 at Camp Bundela. Do note a Defense Contractor - probably from L...
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4268
Views: 778808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1027435330947829760 ---> Kolkata Class destroyer uses hot launch method of firing missiles wherein missile motor is ignited inside it's canister. The exhaust gas is channeled to vent. Cell is designed to be blastproof so a missile exploding in case of malfu...
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 886
Views: 139691

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

Could be chetak, but isn't this highly speculative? Like I said, it would be a coup if true. However, finding rock hard evidence on such a hit job is like finding a needle in a haystack. The better path forward is... 1) CAG needs to come out with its report on the Rafale deal. I believe the Modi Gov...
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

I understood (in principle) of the following; - Increasing the number of jigs - Reducting in manufacturing cycle time via supply chain mgmt - improved manpower productivity But can someone please enlighten me what is modularisation of electrical looms for reduction of cycle time of aircraft looming ...
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3183
Views: 355208

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

With regards to the above author on geometric stealth and material stealth, please also see this...

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5739&p=2274437#p2274437
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

ArjunPandit, I will add the above about the Mk1. But let us wait for more concrete info on the Mk1A. And please, I request again to not call me Sir. Centre initiates multiple efforts to fast track LCA Tejas production https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/07/30/Centre-initiates-multiple-efforts-to-...
by Rakesh
20 Aug 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3183
Views: 355208

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

India building new fighter jet https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-building-new-fighter-jet/article24731939.ece The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), India’s next indigenous fighter, is expected to make its first flight by 2032. Development work on the jet is under way. “ The AMCA wi...
by Rakesh
19 Aug 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 886
Views: 139691

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

https://twitter.com/Sudip1203/status/1027823955011194880 ---> These are reports from way back in 2012-13 when the UPA was in power. Please do not tell me that Modi was influencing government decisions then, as well. As I said, raving & ranting doesn't help....facts do. Dassault Aviation Partners...
by Rakesh
19 Aug 2018 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2056
Views: 408841

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

Aiyoo! Please don't call me Sir.

And apart from cut-and-paste, I did nothing. Folks like Ashish Raval, Kartik, Fanne, Kakarat and others are the ones who mine for the info. Team effort by everyone.
by Rakesh
19 Aug 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 121
Views: 9475

Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

FamaGusta was a Centurion tank. Likely Lt Kheterpals tank because you said 1971? It is Lt kheterpal's tank. All Correct. His last words (before he switched off the radio, to not hear any more orders from his CO) was, "No Sir, I will not abandon my tank and I will get these basta rds! " It...
by Rakesh
18 Aug 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

WOW! I am moved to tears. Just beautiful!!!!!

https://twitter.com/SatyaVijayi/status/ ... 0111952896 --> Picture of the Day.

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by Rakesh
18 Aug 2018 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3038
Views: 372146

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1027970069597495296 ---> DRDO is scouting for private industrial partners for the commercial production and marketing of their border surveillance system (BOSS). https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1027970588931973121 ---> BOSS can be deployed at unm...
by Rakesh
18 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971
Replies: 121
Views: 9475

Re: 41st Anniversary of decisive Indian victory in 1971

Please no googling to find about Fama Gusta Jx 202 :) I posted it in the 1971 Indo-Pak War thread and that should give a good hint. Named after a Very, Very, Very Illustrious Person. A legend in the Indian Armoured Corps. https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1029623538284519425 ---> A Retired ...
by Rakesh
18 Aug 2018 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331221

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1030122062155677703 ---> Squadron Leader Venky (EO), Flying Officer Ashutosh Lal, Squadron Leader Kulwant, Squadron Leader Sablokh (Flight Commander), Flying Officer Ajay Shukla, Wing Commander Unni Kartha (CO), Squadron Leader Alam (STO), Squadron Leader D...
by Rakesh
17 Aug 2018 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 69
Views: 3416

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 1924 - 2018

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on 16 Aug 2018.

My Condolences. He will be Missed. I will always remember him for this....

by Rakesh
17 Aug 2018 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331221

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

Bala, the actual number (after the full production run is complete) would be 265 as there have been seven crashes to date. It was my understanding that the production run would be complete by 2019, but now Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa is saying 2021. Now if the MoD approves the additional 40 - 60 birds,...
by Rakesh
16 Aug 2018 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331221

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

Six Vendors Respond to IAF RFI for 110 Combat Jets, says Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa http://www.indiastrategic.in/2018/07/11/six-vendors-respond-to-iaf-rfi-for-110-combat-jets-says-air-chief-marshal-dhanoa/ Title of the article is mis-leading - and thus I am NOT posting it in the MRCA thread - but lot...
by Rakesh
16 Aug 2018 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

1947 - 2017 is 70 years and add one year to that for 2018 and we have completed 71 years as of 15 August 2018. If you count 15 August 1947 as the first independence day, then that makes it 72 no? Kashi Saar, you are correct. I am counting it as if this was a birth date and not an anniversary. Someo...
by Rakesh
15 Aug 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

Ramana-ji, the TV channels got it wrong. Even I saw that on Indian Express as well.

1947 - 2017 is 70 years and add one year to that for 2018 and we have completed 71 years as of 15 August 2018.
by Rakesh
14 Aug 2018 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!

Happy 72nd Independence Day for August 15th! Got the below as a WhatsApp Forward. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rather than wishing Happy Independance Day in advance, I thought I'd forward this for you to think over and contemplate:- The aver...
by Rakesh
11 Aug 2018 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 886
Views: 139691

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

With the corruption allegation coming from the opposition, this govt will not touch touch Rafale any more. Its a dead end. Even the so called MMRCA 2.0 is a show off. So it's Tejas and it's variants. Extreme case is the Su-30 MKI production at HAL happening. Nothing more will happen. I am waiting f...
by Rakesh
11 Aug 2018 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274315

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Bishwa, it depends. 18 is the rule of thumb, but that number varies depending on aircraft type and role. Please see examples below; MiG-25 : Six single seaters and two dual seaters formed under No 102 Trisonics Sqn. Retired now, but the squadron has been re-raised with Su-30MKIs and I believe is bas...
by Rakesh
10 Aug 2018 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274315

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Reproducing an excerpt from one of my own posts from last month ---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7630&p=2284618#p2284618 The main reasons I am advocating for ordering two additional Rafale, Su-30MKI and Tejas squadrons are;; 1) The Rambha production run is better th...
by Rakesh
10 Aug 2018 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274315

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Kakarat, you beat me to it!!!! :D Ramana-ji (BRF, ahead of the curve!) please read above and then see your own post from last month ---> https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7630&p=2284506#p2284506 If this goes through, then to address the shortage we need two additional Tej...

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