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by Kartik
30 Mar 2020 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From AW&ST Germany To Make Split Buy Of Super Hornets, Eurofighters, Reports Say Germany will make a split buy of Eurofighters and U.S.-made F/A-18 Super Hornets to replace its aging Panavia Tornadoes, media reports have suggested. Germany wants 90 combat aircraft to replace the Tornado. The ord...
by Kartik
30 Mar 2020 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From AW&ST Original estimates for costs, schedules and quantities of the Lockheed Martin F-35 upon contract award in October 2001 proved highly unreliable over the fighter program’s nearly two-decade life span, but one critical number did not: 1,763. That four-digit figure represents program of ...
by Kartik
28 Mar 2020 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

USAF tests engine for new Gray Wolf low cost cruise missile https://www.janes.com/images/assets/019/95019/p1771467_main.jpg The US Air Force (USAF) has tested a new low-cost turbojet engine to power air-launched cruise missiles being developed under the Gray Wolf programme. The Air Force Research L...
by Kartik
27 Mar 2020 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Saab commences production of first Brazilian Gripen F Saab has cut metal on the first two-seat Gripen F for the Brazilian air force. The first part cut for the aircraft will form part of the jet’s air duct section, just behind the fighter’s cockpit, says Saab. “This milestone is important for the G...
by Kartik
27 Mar 2020 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1076
Views: 197029

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Russian Navy inducts Kamov Ka-31R helicopter … In a televised interview, Lieutenant Colonel Igor Nekrasov said: “Its primary function is to detect targets and provide targeting information on sea-going targets, as well as aerial ones, including manned and unmanned flying vehicles, cruise missiles, ...
by Kartik
27 Mar 2020 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Gripen E/F shifts focus from flight to sensor tests https://www.janes.com/images/assets/118/95118/p1645631_main.jpg Saab has shifted the focus of its Gripen E/F testing away from basic flight trials towards the aircraft's tactical and sensor suites as the programme ramps up ahead of the first upcom...
by Kartik
27 Mar 2020 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941254

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

Does anybody know of what standard those mothballed Mig29s that IAF is trying to get originally were? There was a Russian blog that posted pics of what it said were stored MiG-29s that were most likely the ones to be sold to India. But even Russian posters on Keypubs forum weren't really sure where...
by Kartik
26 Mar 2020 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

The way I see it, in combat, 3 or 4 CCMs versus 2 CCMs is always a plus, even with the marginal drag increase. Given the scenario that was seen on Feb 27, 2019, you may only have a couple of fighters on ORP that may need to take on a large package.
by Kartik
26 Mar 2020 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

No gun firing as per reports? It was not part of FOC as it takes long time? Due to lack of inert ammunition, as per DDR . Interestingly, the article also mentions this Meanwhile, the design of dual carriage pylons for carrying missiles as well as a jammer pod on a single underwing station is comple...
by Kartik
25 Mar 2020 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Will that be done by NFTC test pilots on a LSP prototype?
by Kartik
24 Mar 2020 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328205

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Not related to the PAF, but to PAC Kamra and the JF-17, hence posting in this thread Nigeria will take delivery of JF-17 fighters in November 2020 The Nigerian Air Force’s (NAF) Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar announced that the NAF will receive its three JF-17 Thunder multi-role...
by Kartik
24 Mar 2020 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From AW&ST Clearly an AESA derived from the experience that Elta had with the 2052 AESA radar. However, this one is a GaN based AESA. ADD, Hanwha Close To Testing KF-X Radar Prototype Bradley Perrett Kim Minseok March 23, 2020 SEOUL, BEIJING—Radar development for the Korea Aerospace Industries (...
by Kartik
24 Mar 2020 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

From what Dileep had written a couple of pages earlier Here is the detail from the presentation by Yogindra at SIATI SCM Conference: LCA Division is line 1. They also manage the outsourcing and supply chain management. Their current capacity is 8 AC per year. Aircraft Division is Line 2. Here they r...
by Kartik
23 Mar 2020 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Tejas looks better in primer and without the two tone dark grey and lighter grey colors. Would look a LOT better in a uniform light grey all over paint scheme.
by Kartik
23 Mar 2020 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941254

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

The biggest issue with the Il-78 Midas fleet remains the same. Low availability. No wonder the IAF isn't opting for more of these even if they're cheaper than the A-330 MRTT and KC-46A. According to an August 2017 Comptroller and Auditor General of India report, the desired serviceability of the Il-...
by Kartik
21 Mar 2020 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1076
Views: 197029

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

India fast tracking purchase of 10 additional Kamov Ka-31 AEW&C helicopters India is fast-tracking negotiations to acquire 10 Russian-made Kamov Ka-31 'Helix' airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopters in time for the expected commissioning in 2021 of Vikrant , the Indian Navy's...
by Kartik
21 Mar 2020 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537935

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

oh ok. So a lot of cooperative training for the Mirage-2000I and Rafale together. Most likely in simulators where simulated missions can be conducted simultaneously from Gwalior and Ambala?
by Kartik
21 Mar 2020 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98010

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

From that article in Janes on the 118 Arjun Mk1A order. So deliveries to begin in 30 months from now, by around September 2022. All 118 deliveries to be completed by 2026 or 2027. India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded negotiations with the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to acquir...
by Kartik
21 Mar 2020 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1240963755275456512?s=20 ---> A great shot of Tejas captured by @tarmaktalking Video Editor, Murali during a recent shoot. All of the pics of the Tejas coming out show the sheet metal work comparable to western aircraft and not the sloppy sheet metal work seen o...
by Kartik
21 Mar 2020 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

They had some component obsolescence issue, resulting in unavailability of a few LRUs. I get a suspicion that it could the reason why the 15 and 16 are still at 'mayka'. Orders are always placed piecemeal to the suppliers, and stuff designed in early 2000s go obsolete or unavailable with very long ...
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 647079

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Yes it is the 777. The wedge shaped tailcone is a dead giveaway. Nevertheless his renditions are superb.
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

From FlightGlobal. Need to confirm the 2 years spares support from HAL bit. And CNC nod and contract signature won't take a year, so an obvious error there. He's right about the 14 IOC fighters delivered to No.45 squadron. Even in the last teaser video from Tarmak, I could spot an IOC SP jet next to...
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Nothing new mentioned in the article, but posting it nevertheless. https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2020/03/508_para_lca_foc_ff.jpg India's lastest LCA standard gets airborne Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) conducted the first flight of the Light Combat Aircraft (also known as T...
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Wow! Never seen a suggestion like that implemented so fast! nice job by Angad Singh to point it out.
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 04:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98010

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

IA awaiting responses for RFI for 8X8 armoured fighting vehicles The Indian Army (IA) is preparing to evaluate responses from indigenous and foreign vendors to its request for information (RFI) on the intended procurement of 198 8×8 armoured fighting reconnaissance and support vehicles for deployme...
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Teaser for a Tarmak video on the first flight of SP-21

by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

With the first Mk1A supposed to be rolled off the assembly line in 2022-23, there is no point in ordering any more Mk1s. There is no assembly line that is idle as of now. All the focus must be on delivering the Mk1A in the defined schedule and finishing all 73 single seat Mk1A deliveries BEFORE 2029...
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537935

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

How? There's no ODL or datalink to connect them in the IAF.
by Kartik
20 Mar 2020 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 647079

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

No, just fan art, but Kuntal Biswas is extremely good at it. Better than any CG that DRDO will put out.
by Kartik
19 Mar 2020 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://d3lcr32v2pp4l1.cloudfront.net/Pictures/780xany/4/6/1/68461_vzluzkoukapevnosti02_10312.jpg https://d3lcr32v2pp4l1.cloudfront.net/Pictures/780xany/4/6/2/68462_vzluzkoukapevnosti01_896383.jpg L-39NG passes key fuselage strength test Aero Vodochody’s L-39NG has passed fuselage strength tests, a...
by Kartik
19 Mar 2020 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Union warns Germany against Super Hornet selection One of Germany’s biggest aerospace employee unions has warned the country’s government that it risks jeopardising the entire European defence industry if it selects a US-built fighter to replace the Luftwaffe’s Panavia Tornado fleet. Berlin is curr...
by Kartik
19 Mar 2020 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1540
Views: 290396

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

F-35 ALIS open deficiencies grow to over 4700 over 2 years Lockheed Martin has made several improvements to the F-35’s Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS), but the technology remains plagued by about 4,700 deficiencies. A new Government Accountability Office (GOA) review of ALIS, the F-35...
by Kartik
19 Mar 2020 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196486

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

Yagnasri wrote:Both Mk1 and Mk1A do not have on board oxign generator at present. Right?


Correct. OBOGS will only come with the MWF. 10 hours worth of LOX in cylinders as of now. Primary issue with LOX cylinders being logistics apparently.
by Kartik
19 Mar 2020 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Air Commodore KA Muthanna retires from HAL at the end of the month. Kudos to him for everything he has done on the Tejas program. If you visit the first post on page 1 of this thread, you will see his name all over. indeed, he has been associated with the Tejas program for well over a decade. Such ...
by Kartik
18 Mar 2020 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1239942371220971522?s=20 ---> Dedicated to @vikrant2794 and others who have been chasing me for more pictures. Tejas SP-21 -- what a beauty!!

Image


Beautiful!
by Kartik
18 Mar 2020 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

^^^ Will be upgraded at some point in the future. Most probably after the FOC Squadron is fully operational. Surely will be upgraded, most likely during the next overhaul cycle. Contract will have to be signed for the work between HAL and IAF. But the software upgrades can possibly be done without ...
by Kartik
18 Mar 2020 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

The new 725L drop tank on Tejas-FOC, is it supersonic? Also, does FOC version have OBOGs installed on it, since DEBEL-DRDO cleared lab trials of OBOGs ??? OBOGS will come with the MWF, not the Mk1 or Mk1A. Apparently Tejas carries enough LOX to fly non-stop for 10 hours if required, as per HV Thaku...
by Kartik
18 Mar 2020 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653234

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

Most probably tandem pylon for the bomb .. We have not seen tandem pylon for AAM tested yet. Only ones shown were in models of MK.2. On the other hand, we have seen pictures of tandem bomb racks being tested: * Inner most wing pylon —> 2 x 1000lb bombs in linear carriage. https://scontent.fsyd7-1.f...
by Kartik
18 Mar 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537935

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

Here it is BS003, the first Rafale single seater that we've seen https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/84147706_3430784946935692_7950888525447036928_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=ca434c&_nc_ohc=EaMy18xPH1kAX-2Ddxm&_nc_ht=scontent-sea1-1.xx&oh=62d0443b45aaf14ce2ffed9aa0329cb8&...
by Kartik
18 Mar 2020 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 45123

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

link India is very much likely to buy an extra batch of Russian MiG-29 fighter jets, chief of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said on Monday. "There is a high probability that we will have an additional order for MiG-29 fighter jets," he said in...

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