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by Kartik
15 Nov 2019 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108338

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I reconfirmed today . MWF will have a single large MFD. By the way, the 110 kN engine being developed for AMCA Mk2 will be a great midlife upgrade for MWF! So a single Large Area Display. Will make the MWF cockpit the most up-to-date of all IAF types when it enters service. I believe we already saw...
by Kartik
10 Nov 2019 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454601

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

Rafale RB003..with the IAF roundel placed differently than on RB001 and RB002..very strange. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIMOMR1W4AAyMWj?format=jpg&name=large Maybe some "unpaintable" sensors in that place ? No that can’t be it. The likely reason may be that from RB-004 onwards it wil...
by Kartik
09 Nov 2019 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

First serial built Su-57 on the assembly line

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by Kartik
09 Nov 2019 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454601

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

Rafale RB003..with the IAF roundel placed differently than on RB001 and RB002..very strange.

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by Kartik
09 Nov 2019 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Turkey reported to be considering Su-35s and then possibly the Su-57E. This may also just be a ruse to try and get the US to take Turkey back into the F-35 program. Turkey has a very large number of F-16s and cannot afford to antagonise the US too much without the possibility of a complete break in ...
by Kartik
09 Nov 2019 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257658

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

PN commissions 3000 ton survey ship PeNiS Behr Masah The Pakistan Navy (PN) has commissioned a new 3,000-ton survey ship named PNS Behr Masah . The 80.8 m-long vessel, which was built in China by Jiangsu Dajin Heavy Industry, entered service in a ceremony held on 4 November at the Karachi Naval Doc...
by Kartik
09 Nov 2019 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174517

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

More details on the EAJP pod that has been developed as part of the Arexis family of EW equipment. Ultra-wide band, DRFM, L-band and S-band AESA GaN transmitters, Weight<350 kg This would be very useful for future Balakot type scenarios, where the strike jet package includes one jet carrying the Esc...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454601

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

Enjoy! IAF Rafale RB001 and RB002 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIL9P_sWkAAViWz?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIL9P_tXYAEBkan?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIL9P_tWkAA3rjv?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIL9P_tWoAAvHUg?format=jpg...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24494

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Twitter link https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIxPHQMU8AIqru-?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 On his maiden visit to #Bangalore after taking over as CAS, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria is slated to fly #HAL's #HTT40 'most likely' on Nov 14. The ever-inspiring Team ARDC couldn't have asked for more! And...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795442

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

Twitter link Airbus still talking to Indian government about AWACS having already been selected once (with A330). Also bidding for tanker with A330 MRTT having won competition twice already. Alberto Gutierrez Head of Mil Aircraft believes A400M is right size airlifter for India. #AirbusTMB Twitter ...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

M-346FA https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIx7dKZXkAA3xZn.jpg:large First experimental @Leonardo M-346FA is being prepared for an extensive flight test campaign in 2020 aimed at expanding the flight control system (FCS) envelope. A full rep prototype is now in production to support the avionics system (AV...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286227

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

They do have an internal jammer. It's the ABD-2000. https://www.forecastinternational.com/archive/disp_pdf.cfm?DACH_RECNO=358 The Remora and Caiman are more powerful units, with the Caiman being an escort jammer. Great find! I stand corrected. That is something I had never read anywhere else before.
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174517

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

Saab flies its new Arexis jamming pod on board a Gripen twin seater https://saabgroup.com/globalassets/cision/images/20191106-en-3472178-1.jpg Saab's new electronic attack jammer pod in the air 06 November 2019 Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Po...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48726

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Found another rare pic of RSAF exercise at KKD, where MiG-29s exercised with F-16 Block 52s

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by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48726

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

RSAF aircraft land at Port Blair due to technical issue SINGAPORE — Six Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) F-16 fighter aircraft and one C-130 transport aircraft heading towards West Bengal, India, on Thursday (Oct 31) had to be diverted due to a technical issue with one of the F-16s. The RSAF ...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48726

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

Bala Vignesh wrote:I thought RSAF had a permanent det out at KKD??


There was some talk of that but it never fructified. They then wanted to use KKD for exercises and that is regular series now.

RSAF renews training pact with IAF
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Germany may be going in for AESA radar for its Eurofighters and may also buy new Eurofighters to replace Tranche 1 Eurofighters. Those T1 Eurofighters would've barely used up half of their service lives. And we've already seen that no one wants to touch un-upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighters on the seco...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Badly needed piece of defensive equipment for all IAF fighters in the coming decade. Only the Rafale will come equipped with towed decoy as of 2020. US Navy picks Raytheon and BAe for F/A-18 towed decoy https://newsassets.cirium.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=79331 The US Navy (USN) picked Raytheon...
by Kartik
07 Nov 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795442

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

tandav wrote:I am disappointed... Lack of Fitness apparent from the pics from IAF. Most folks seem to have a paunch.

Almost all of the men are airmen and not fighter pilots. Do you see pilots wings on their shirts to tell you that they’re pilots?
by Kartik
07 Nov 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416610

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

IDRW reporting OBOGs clears lab trials, installation on Rambha and Tejas soon. ..toiling ants have done something we can be proud.. would Tejas have ceiling/endurance limit without OBOGs? I can understand about Rambha or rather bheem Theoretically should enable 3-4 hours of flight endurance at leas...
by Kartik
06 Nov 2019 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454601

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

Some of you might have seen this earlier, but I just watched this stunning aerobatics display again and enjoyed it a lot. One heck of an agile fighter, the Rafale and the display was planned out and done beautifully to demonstrate its agility.

Rafale flying display at Paris Air Show 2019
by Kartik
06 Nov 2019 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From AW&ST Marine Corps F/A-18 C/Ds to also get collision avoidance With the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) now proliferating into the U.S. Air Force’s F-16 and F-35 fleets, Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) is seeking industry input for the development of a similar saf...
by Kartik
06 Nov 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286227

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

There was no internal jammer on the Mirage-2000 H/TH
by Kartik
06 Nov 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The quote attribute to Yuyu Sutisna indicates 2 squadrons procured in the 2020-2024 time-frame with a request going out early next year. I believe only a small subset of their fleet is upgraded to 50/52 standard and some may be too old to even bother that upgrade. Lockheed has an active program for...
by Kartik
06 Nov 2019 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286227

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Rakesh wrote:That is what he is supposed to say ;)


Not necessarily. But he was quite emphatic in his reply that the only difference is the paint. I'll believe what he says.
by Kartik
05 Nov 2019 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286227

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

By the way speculation was that the Antelope 5 Terrain Following radar was used on those IAF Mirages that were painted differently. Also speculated that the terrain following radar was used specifically to allow low level nape of the earth flying for those specific jets that were earmarked for nucl...
by Kartik
05 Nov 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Indonesia Wants Two Squadrons of F-16 Block 72s The Indonesia Air Force (TNI-AU) chief, Air Marshal Yuyu Sutisna, told local media that the service has inaugurated a plan to acquire two squadrons of Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 72 Vipers from 2020. He said that the purchase will be made in stages ...
by Kartik
05 Nov 2019 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454601

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

chetak wrote:Shiny Rafale

You have heard of PS and other software that help "enhance" images right?
by Kartik
03 Nov 2019 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286227

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

By the way speculation was that the Antelope 5 Terrain Following radar was used on those IAF Mirages that were painted differently. Also speculated that the terrain following radar was used specifically to allow low level nape of the earth flying for those specific jets that were earmarked for nucle...
by Kartik
03 Nov 2019 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286227

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

There was a twin seater Mirage-2000TH as well which was originally in what seemed to be Mirage-2000D like camouflage but it was later painted over with the regular Mirage-2000 camouflage. There was an image floating around the net that came out around the time the Cope India exercises happened. http...
by Kartik
03 Nov 2019 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416610

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Aditya_V wrote:I agree I don't understand the complexities hence my mention of the word" may one day". The other point is 3.9 tonne vs HAL official website 5.3 Tonne payload, is the official website wrong?

Yes it’s wrong on the website. Typo that no one has ever bothered to correct.
by Kartik
02 Nov 2019 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286227

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Read the comments in the twitter link below... https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/status/1189654647952347137 ---> IAF Mirage-2000H (KF104) of the No.7 Squadron in the super rare desert camouflage. How many fighters were painted in this, and which years? Were they any different from regular Mirages...
by Kartik
02 Nov 2019 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795442

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

I know it is IAF's decision, and they obviously know what they're doing... But I have a doubt... ---- The latest MIG 27s were inducted after 1986... They're around 30 years old... I guess they have few more years left in their airframe life... The canon may have become redundant, but why can't they...
by Kartik
02 Nov 2019 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795442

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

Bala Vignesh wrote:The article states that the last active squadron of MiG27 UPG is 29 Scorpio. That would mean that 10 squadron has already been number-plated.


DDM can't get a single article on defence right without typos or outright errors. It's No.29 'Scorpions' not 'Scorpio'.
by Kartik
02 Nov 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795442

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

Does this include the 2 upgraded squadrons of Mig 27's or is the last of the non upgraded squadrons being retired? There are no MiG-27ML squadrons left. They were retired earlier itself with No.22 'Swifts' being numberplated in December 2017. The IAF now has 2 MiG-27 UPG squadrons that remain in se...
by Kartik
01 Nov 2019 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496669

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Excellent find. Wish we could get that picture of it being launched from Su-30MKI. Really looking forward to seeing Gautam and Gaurav being inducted en-masse. Spice 2000 being bought in batches of 100 odd bombs is too less for a full scale conflict. By the way what is the guidance for the LRGB? INS...
by Kartik
01 Nov 2019 05:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1257
Views: 219309

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

More details on the South Korean KF-X. Block 1 will be only air to air capable. Block 2 will introduce air to surface capability. Twin seat version is also planned. From AW&ST https://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2019/10/df-kfxbradley-perrett-awst-promo.jpg Korea Ae...
by Kartik
01 Nov 2019 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50024

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

There are some concerns that FGFA has been put aside today to make capital funds available for the new MRCA rather than the AMCA. Their are signals to the contrary, but you and me can be mere spectators in this question worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Of course- that is what I said when I wr...
by Kartik
01 Nov 2019 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50024

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

anyway the boat has sailed and South Korea is well into the development program now. There is so much of a mismatch between the IAF's anticipated AMCA delivery schedule (early 2030s) and the ROKAF's KF-X delivery schedule (2026) that it cannot be bridged now even if by some miracle all of the massiv...

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