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by Rakesh
19 Nov 2017 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 853
Views: 144297

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

The offer is there for the MIG-35, full TOT with any local partner. How is the view of the Kremlin from your apartment in Moscow? The MIG-35/29 and LCAs are the most cost-effective aircraft to acquire.. After spending all this time deriding the Tejas program, you now believe it is cost effective? :...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 302
Views: 49647

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

Brar: save ur time. He has been told repeatedly that a follow on order of 36 Rafales will NOT cost anywhere near $200 million....but he has blinders on and keeps repeating it like a mantra. At some point, you have to ignore him.
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

You are welcome Surya. This is great news, because in there Nitin Jain clearly states that they will be producing (only screwdrivergiri) the F414 in India - whether in Pune or another location in India is secondary. Award Boeing the naval contest for 57 F-18s and another win for GE. With regards to ...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Previous page of this thread. Vayu article. My post towards the bottom. On mobile phone now, so hard to repost. I am sorry.
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What I meant is around that time everyone was saying the same thing. In AI-17 in February there were many tall claimed made by everyone with unbelievable certainty. But now, after 5-6 months, things looks not so rosy anymore. In fact look worse. Yes agreed. But the recent events of the past few wee...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I was going to reply to ramana's post about setting up mfg plant in BLR, that if GE manufactures F414 in India it would be most probably in Pune. Nice video. I haven't seen that before. One big advantage India can offer as far as high-tech manufacturing is, we have tons of engineers available at ch...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bloody Amazing News, IF TRUE. Screwdrivergiri Components! Not an entire plane! This is from Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Vayu, Page 134, Second & Third Column. Not sure what has happened since then. Oh yeah!!!! Thank You Google Chacha! GE’s Brilliant Advanced Manufacturing Plant in Pune, India https:/...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120672

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

deejay wrote:
Rakesh wrote:^^^^ Hey VJ, how is this?

ACM Dhanoa: President-ji...on my left is Gripen E and on my right is Tejas Mk 2. They are equal.


He is explaining 1 vs 1. Probably scissors. The shite that you guys yap.

:lol:
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bloody Amazing News, IF TRUE. Screwdrivergiri Components! Not an entire plane! This is from Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Vayu, Page 134, Second & Third Column. Not sure what has happened since then. http://www.vayuaerospace.in/past_issues/pdf/Issue_JanFeb2015.pdf The President and CEO, South Asia, GE T...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We also need to rebut the Gripen E and F16 as SEF are not viable due to schedule, technology and costs. Tejas Mk1A leading to Mk2 is the best choice for India. And what it takes to get there. See below... Vayu Aerospace - May/June 2017 issue http://www.vayuaerospace.in/past_issues/pdf/Issue_MayJun2...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 302
Views: 49647

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

Smelling the possible loss of the SEF contract, the import lobby is out to derail the Rafale deal and will do everything to stop a follow on order for another 36 Rafales. To quote Senator Larry Pressler, the Octopus has his tentacles everywhere. If the GOI orders another 36 Rafales - which is why al...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 302
Views: 49647

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

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Rafale Deal But Didn’t Know Where To Ask https://swarajyamag.com/defence/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-rafale-deal-but-didnt-know-where-to-ask Do read. Fairly interesting and a good job by Nitin Gokhale. Karan M, looking forward to your analysis on ...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 302
Views: 49647

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

Rafale deal row: Rahul Gandhi must back his allegations against Narendra Modi, keep politics away from national security http://www.firstpost.com/india/4215183-4215183.html Unless Gandhi can show exactly how anyone , including the businessman in question, was benefited by the deal and give the publ...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 302
Views: 49647

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

Defence minister issues 5-point rebuttal of Rafale accusations http://ajaishukla.blogspot.ca/2017/11/defence-minister-issues-5-point.html M1XfcTDDdf8 Underlining the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) unease at Congress Party allegations of wrongdoing by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) governm...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I echo IR. Very good job Hakeem. Kudos!
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

@ JayS: Saar, i am referring to science project onlee. I am not saying the IAF needs to operate similar systems. The logistical nightmare to have similar components in a single squadron is not desired. So with regards to the engine, the Tejas is already flying with the F404 and F414 is planned for M...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

@Ulan Batori: can you please decipher what you typed in simple English? I can never figure out what you say. Your Pinglish is too advanced :)
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Hakeem: Ok, I stand corrected.
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This isn't even comparing the same thing. The SEF is a farce and completely uncalled for as I have said on numerous occasions. That gives no excuse to alternatively begin pursuing a second imported radar just for the kicks when there is an indigenous unit being developed which makes perfect sense a...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

You can always buy SEF :) And of the four components (EL/M-2052, RBE2 AA, F404/F414 and Kaveri with M88 core), three are already in progress or in use. Money has already been spent on them. Tejas flies with EL/M-2052 radar and F404 turbofan right now. Mk 2 is designed to have F414. Snecma is working...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ Agree 100% Continue with EL/M-2052 onlee. But don't drop the RBE2 AA offer. Invest in it. When it is ready, incorporate that. If it does not work, oh well. But the learning curve has been valuable. Will help with Uttam AESA. Same with F404/F414 turbofan. Continue with that, till Kaveri88 comes on...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

RBE 2 AA from Thales --> https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/active-electronically-scanned-array-aesa-rbe2-radar RBE 2 AA from Thales --> https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/asset/document/aesa_rbe2_5_juin_val_def_bat_ok.pdf EL/M-2052 from Elta --> http://www.iai.co.il/2013/34481-34455-en/Gro...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

HAL does not feel the urgency on anything. PSU, so everything is guaranteed. Pension, Salary, Benefits, Job Security. Who cares?
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120672

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

^^^^ One of the first things the Air Chief did - after he took over as Chief - is fly a MiG-21M solo. He may not need to be uber fit (lean) like the fighter jocks. At that rank, 99% of the time he will be sitting behind a desk. I believe he is advising the president - in that photo - about formation...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

maks, What is TCO? usually when introducing an acronym its good to spell it out. Total Cost of Ownership Rakesh, The sense of the forum thread is supporting the LCA. So what are you talking about? Also MAFI etc. wont let you fly planes. An airforce needs planes to be an air force. Carl Builder anal...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Maks : You are committing hara-kiri by saying this things like this! No matter how many times what you said above, has been hashed to death on BRF, the import lobby will switch from Global Supply Chain to Export F-Solahs to Parts, Parts, Parts! to Revitalize India's Aviation Industry to HAL needs C...
by Rakesh
16 Nov 2017 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120672

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

^^^^ Hey VJ, how is this?

ACM Dhanoa: President-ji...on my left is Gripen E and on my right is Tejas Mk 2. They are equal.
by Rakesh
16 Nov 2017 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Many people simply do not understand how ruthless the world of geopolitics and the arms business is. For instance, one of the reasons Yugoslavia was destroyed in the 1990's was that its Novi Avion project (a single-engined version of the French Rafale) would have been competition for the F-16 C Blo...
by Rakesh
16 Nov 2017 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The Tejas program is on the verge of major success, after all. I think this "single-engined fighter" procurement will be canceled and the Tejas will receive a total order of 300-400+. If/When that happens, aapke mooh main ghee-shakkar, Sir. 300-400 kgs mithai from my side to BRF-ites :win...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2017 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

+1000

I echo Cybaru. Collaborate together. Expose & End the Hypocrisy!
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2017 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Karan: you should become Raksha Mantri or at least Deputy Raksha Mantri :) And don’t forget, F-16 is just a small part of a big pie :) Foolish are the folks who believe that the F-16 will be the mythical fairy - that with the wave of her wand - will magically transform India’s aviation industry from...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2017 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What if the Air Marshals say the same - blindly believe DRDO/ADA/HAL will deliver numbers they're looking for with the SEF, in the same time as say Lockheed ? Look at it from the perspective of mitigating risk. What happens if MK2 ends up taking 10 more years ? Mk2 is done. No more Mk2. The IAF is ...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2017 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ramana wrote:Rakesh no need for despondence.

I am very sorry.

BTW, how can I contact you via email?
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2017 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Cain Marko wrote:Admiral sir, I'll respond to your last post in our conversation a bit later as it requires some time and more attention.

Don't bother Cain-ji. They don't even want the plane...what is the point of discussing? It's okay.
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2017 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Karan: Be wary of criticizing the IAF. The self appointed, moral police on BRF will jump on you! Air Marshals are allowed to trash local programs with nonsense claims, but those claims must never be questioned. Because we are not "aware" like them. We are just to blindly believe everything...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2017 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4963
Views: 412717

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

srai: my profile lists my email. Can you email me please?
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2017 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^ ACM P V Naik said the same thing. 55 Squadrons is what he would like to see. Ramana-ji has also been arguing for that as well, but with 60 squadrons. Deejay has raised excellent points in his post. Do read it, in case you missed it.
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2017 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4963
Views: 412717

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

So let me adopt your scenario that LM wins the SE competition and answer the questions you asked. 1. Who can bring in their money to put an entire production line on our land. HAL? Or Lockheed Martin? 100 SE fighters is an IAF requirement. It is not a LM requirement or a US Govt requirement. Why sho...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2017 07:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4963
Views: 412717

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Cross Post / Reply from the LCA Dhaaga. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saar, why this level of concern for Tata or HAL? I am concerned for your concern :) How does one "give production to Tata"? How did one give production to Tat...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2017 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1587
Views: 201134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ramana wrote:Rakesh, How do they plan to use 42 sqds for two front war?
It will be defensive and not to win.
42 is good for 1.5 front war.

Agreed, but seeing how the IAF is now at 33 squadrons....let the IAF first get to 42 and then go from there. They seriously need to increase defense spending in India.

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