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by Kartik
15 Mar 2019 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

Just read the news, next year Tejas will be moved to NaPak border to kick some asses. could you post the link? Sorry, I found the article. After coming under criticism for fielding Mig-21 Bisons against advanced Pakistani F-16’s, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa was questioned why India’s LCA-Tejas figh...
by Kartik
15 Mar 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

1st query: They studied it in detail. I had read papers about it. I don't know why they did not adopt it. 2nd query: I don't fully understand this question. Why would making the wing wider and lengthier be more benefitial? The part of the envelop they are struggling most with is transonic accelerat...
by Kartik
15 Mar 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

Rakesh wrote:Ashish, this is great news. When did SP-16 first fly? And any idea about SP-15? With those two, No 45 will be a full strength squadron.


HAL meeting targets. :)

SP-15 hasn't yet flown, it is from the second line. It too should fly soon, as per the LCA FB page admin.
by Kartik
14 Mar 2019 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 5096

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The Hawk isn't very capable in close combat or basic flying maneuvers either. Remember, the Hawk was dropped out of the USAF's T-X competition since the maneuvering requirements were beyond that of the Hawk and the partners knew it wouldn't make the cut. I am for integrating stand-off weapons and AS...
by Kartik
14 Mar 2019 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 905
Views: 120454

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From AW&ST Israel Completes List of Customized F-35 Upgrades The Israeli Air Force has prepared a list of Israeli-made weapons and other systems that it wants the F-35 Adir to carry. In order to add their own systems, Israel will need access to core aspects of the stealth aircraft. To enable the...
by Kartik
13 Mar 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3302
Views: 408437

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Karan, that 150 km detection range for a 2 sqm RCS target is with 750 TRMs, right? Any idea if that is for the Tejas Mk2 sized radome or for the AMCA?
by Kartik
13 Mar 2019 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 5096

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

I just don't understand the point of this Hawk-i for IAF other than as an export-only option for small airforces. Where does it fit in current scenario of quick skirmishes followed by propaganda war? Does HAL really believe we're going to be sending these over Pakistan or China when we will have th...
by Kartik
13 Mar 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 5096

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Being a simple aircraft, the Hawk has the potential to do what the Mig-21 can. Armed with A2A missiles, it can get ready and climb quickly to provide cover till the heavy weights arrive.. Vampires over Chamb, I hope we don't have a repeat there. These Hawks will be sitting fodder for JF-17s and F-1...
by Kartik
13 Mar 2019 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 905
Views: 120454

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From AW&ST's Bill Sweetman, a known F-35 baiter and the person who wanted the Gripen NG to be termed 6th generation. :D Test Report Points to F-35’s Combat Limits Aviation Week & Space Technology Jan 31, 2016 Bill Sweetman The Block 2B version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which the Mari...
by Kartik
13 Mar 2019 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 5096

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Was this posted earlier? The plan by HAL is to integrate and test out the SAAW on a Hawk-i upgraded jet, and then move on to integrating more weapons like the HSLD, Litening LDP and LGBs, in addition to ASRAAM would impart a tremendous capability jump for the Hawk. Basically converting the fleet to ...
by Kartik
12 Mar 2019 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 28393

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

^

Its the Tejas Mk2 MWF.

the LCA Navy Mk2 has stabilators in place of canards and the compound delta wing has been changed to a delta wing with same sweep angle.
by Kartik
12 Mar 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

By the way, did anyone confirm at Aero India 2019 as to whether there was any weight reduction planned for the Mk1A?
by Kartik
11 Mar 2019 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

I think it is just different paint colors and not a chine. There's no chance of a change in the outer mold line between Mk1 and Mk1A. Different paint colors would not show up that way. In fact, the two tone scheme on the Mk1 seems to have been dropped (dark grey top, lighter grey underside) to have...
by Kartik
11 Mar 2019 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

There is no reason to believe that the second line had already come up 2-3 years ago or that it'll deliver its full capacity from the get-go. Practically, it is not in HAL's interest to deliver 16 aircraft by this year as it'll mean a break in production till 2021 as trainer SoP won't be finalized ...
by Kartik
11 Mar 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

Apparently this was the Tejas Mk1A model displayed at Aero India 2019 https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large/public/2019_aero_india_104_lca_air_force_nm_0.jpg?itok=IBp7bCGT I see a chine that seems to begin right after the radome and extends till the stub wing joi...
by Kartik
11 Mar 2019 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44880

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

Government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will deliver 16 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in the final operational clearance (FOC) configuration to the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the end of this year, said HAL chairman R. Madhavan. Why make a promise that is clearly impossible to deliver on? HAL ...
by Kartik
08 Mar 2019 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 28393

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

I do not want to be the one to whine first in this very new and auspicious thread, all power to MWF. We have truly made a copy of Mirage 2000 (-9 avionics wise, which is just now entering service). But the MWF is almost performance wise very same like Mirage 2000 (a 40 year old design, ours is litt...
by Kartik
01 Mar 2019 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3524
Views: 347179

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Will now be interesting to see what Dr Vivek Lall comes up with for marketing the F-16 Block 70, oops F-21.
by Kartik
28 Feb 2019 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 128
Views: 28393

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

Hear directly from ADA chief @1:25. Design is done, mk2 wind tunnel model shown in AI19 was tested, metal cutting soon. https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1098841211056533505 The wind tunnel tests done up till now have been done on the mk1 model with canards as mentioned in the linked tweets. Sin...
by Kartik
23 Feb 2019 13:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

Kakarat wrote:I dont see a idle production line but only 8 per year production till MkIA, it it is ready by 2023


HAL has announced that the 16 FOC single seaters will be delivered in FY 2019-2020, so where is the question of 8 per year production till Mk1A?
by Kartik
23 Feb 2019 12:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

But by using Uttam on MkIA we can mature it to a better level for MkII and AMCA And what exactly was the point of the Mk1A? to get it into service as soon as possible, by keeping the development, flight testing and certification schedule as tight as possible. Adding a risk like an in-development ra...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 09:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160306

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

They cannot unless the LCA Navy Mk2's wing tips also fold, like those of the Super Hornet. It won't fit on the lifts unless that happens, given its wing span of ~8.6m
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3929
Views: 567604

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From AW&ST BENGALURU, India—India’s state-run military airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is offering a naval variant of its Dhruv light helicopter in response to the Indian Navy’s requirement for 111 utility helicopters. A mockup is on display at the ongoing AeroIndia 2019 show here. HA...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 01:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207730

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

From AW&ST BENGALURU, India—India has unveiled a model of an upgraded version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the Tejas Mk. 2, labeled the Medium Weight Fighter (MWF) and designed to replace the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) aging Dassault Mirage 2000 fleet. The new version of the indigenously de...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 916
Views: 105072

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

The changes don't warrant a new designation, but it is being branded to avoid the stigma of being co-related with PAF's mainstay fighter of the past 3 decades. Dorsal equipment fairing, retractable inflight refueling probe housed in the starboard CFT, large format smart displays and triple launchers...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 01:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

I had vowed to not post on BRF but on this momentous occasion of Tejas achieving FOC, I'm making a temporary exception. .. My best wishes to BRF and everyone here. Dude, you had better come back. BRF is what it is because of people like you who knew so much about programs that other laypersons coul...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 01:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

I didn't. Not once. Always believed that this program was too important for India to abandon at any stage. Feeling so good to see the FOC granted with Release to Service and the Air Chief Marshal's words of praise for how the Tejas has performed in service. It has validated all the years that many ...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 01:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

So first aircraft delivery will be October 2019 and remaining 15 by March 2020? Probable but not plausible. Can some one create an XLS sheet with FY19-20 months at top row and the SP 21 thru SP 36 in the left most column. And show the waterfall chart with average build time? Basically a production ...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 916
Views: 105072

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

Gaurav, HAL will wave the Boeing flag till the down select occurs. If Boeing loses, then HAL will jump on to the bandwagon of whoever wants to partner with them. No company - HAL or a private one (Tata, Mahindra, Reliance, Adani) - will turn down the opportunity to do screwdrivergiri on 110 fighter...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 00:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160306

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Another image of LCA Navy Mk2

Image

Surprisingly little coverage or discussion on the LCA Navy Mk2..no status of the program, no expected timelines, no details on the changes proposed..isn't anyone from BRF at Aero India?
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 00:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207730

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Tejas MWF - 17,500kg, up from 13,500kg - 1.35m longer. - CG change, Canards - F414-INS6 - 6.5t of external stores, up from 3.3t - wingtip hardpoints - cheek stations for stores or sensors. - internally mounted IRST sensor - MAWS - improved cockpit - Uttam AESA (2 years from now, it will be done tes...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2019 00:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207730

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

The KFX has to carry design weight owing to it being a Low Observable design therefore the higher internal fuel load, an internal weapons bay etc. The MWF does not. The Gripen-E already exists in this category with the same engine so not sure that anyone can claim that it is not doable. It will be ...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 13:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207730

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

I can’t understand the math here. F404-IN20 provides 19,000lb of thrust while the f414-INS6 is rated at 22,000lb. For additional 3000lb of thrust they are talking about adding additional ~7000lb of payload, significantly higher (at least a few thousand lbs) fuel to increase endurance/range, enlargi...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 13:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207730

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

tsarkar wrote:
dkhare wrote:2. IRST?

No IRST as Litening suffices.


Actually there is an IRST now. See the MWF images, not the wind tunnel model.
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 13:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 207730

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Cybaru wrote:
is it 3300 kgs of fuel or 3300 liters??? Those are very different. If true that it is 3300 kgs then Mooh mein ghee shakar else nothing! :D


3300 kg of internal fuel. Was mentioned by the ADA gentleman who gave the interview to Shiv Aroor.
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 12:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

BTW, there is confirmation that No.18 Squadron 'Flying Bullets' will be next Tejas squadron. With all FOC Mk1 single seaters SP-21 to SP-36 to be delivered by FY 2019-2020. Which means HAL should attain the 16 a/c per year rate of production in the coming fiscal year. :D From Vayu Aerospace Review- ...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 12:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1098449976886259712 Dir Engg and R&D Arup Chatterjee says dev work for Mk.1A is underway. At the moment internally funded, will take around 3 years to complete. First flight 2022. Hoping to deliver between 16-24 per year. https://twitter.com/zone5aviatio...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 916
Views: 105072

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

I guess Saab has thrown in the towel (?) for MMRCA 3.0 Not one word about India in the article below and that is a good thing. Gripen E = Tejas Mk2 Gripen E enters serial production as Saab targets sales https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/gripen-e-enters-serial-production-as-saab-targets-sa...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 11:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 160306

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The entire configuration has changed.

Looking for better quality images of that LCA Navy Mk2 design. Isn't there a model of the LCA Navy Mk2 at Aero India?
by Kartik
21 Feb 2019 10:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

Now Admiral, how many of us who were on BR (me included) back in 2001 who can say they did not naysay at least once in those 18 years? lol I didn't. Not once. Always believed that this program was too important for India to abandon at any stage. Feeling so good to see the FOC granted with Release t...

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