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by Kartik
17 Sep 2019 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 71462

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil, could you please try and confirm whether the following still holds good or not? This article dates back to August 2018 New wings for the albatross- Vayu Aerospace According to Commodore Balaji, design work on the LCA Mk.2 was moving apace with some major design changes envisaged to the int...
by Kartik
17 Sep 2019 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

IAF seeks additional funds for new equipment The Indian Air Force (IAF) is seeking an additional INR400 billion (USD5.6 billion) from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to procure additional fighter and transport aircraft as well as to make payments for previously ordered platforms and equipment. Offici...
by Kartik
14 Sep 2019 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 232952

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

PN Sea Kings exercise with Turkish Special Forces ... Pakistan originally took delivery of six Sea King Mk45s, which first entered service in July 1975. Following the loss of one of these on February 8, 1986, a single ex-Royal Navy Sea King HAS5 was acquired as an attrition replacement and delivere...
by Kartik
14 Sep 2019 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2364
Views: 385549

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

There are more squadrons that have been numberplated as well or will be numberplated soon. No.108 Squadron - 'Hawkeyes': MiG-21M ---> Not yet known No. 22 Squadron - 'Swifts' - MiG-27ML ----> Not yet known And No.35 Squadron - 'Rapiers' flying MiG-21M will be retired soon. 2 IAF MiG squadrons close ...
by Kartik
14 Sep 2019 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 71462

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

More images. So good to see the team happy over this achievement. :)

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Dr Girish Deodhare present as well.
by Kartik
14 Sep 2019 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 71462

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Another image of LCA Navy NP-1 just after the successful arrested landing trial

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by Kartik
14 Sep 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9293

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

And if HAL wants to export a weaponized version of the HTT-40 to nations that cannot afford fast jets, then nothing wrong with that either. For e.g., does Sri Lanka need fast jets? Or can an armed HTT-40 do the job for its Air Force? The success that the Super Tucano has seen has spurred on companie...
by Kartik
13 Sep 2019 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Finally ! Good news for all jingos and various MSMEs, industries and ancillaries that support the Akash program..Tight delivery schedule but with an existing production line, this will be achievable.
by Kartik
13 Sep 2019 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 264
Views: 71462

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

A momentous feat has been achieved! Many congratulations to the teams that were involved from ADA, HAL, Indian Navy, DRDO labs, etc. This will go a long way in helping accelerate future naval programs, like the LCA Navy Mk2 and the AMCA Navy.
by Kartik
13 Sep 2019 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There are so many pressing procurements and replacements required that even considering replacing Mi-17V5s with another foreign import would be criminal. They're relatively new with a large part of the fleet having been delivered recently. And when there is no problem with the type in service so far...
by Kartik
13 Sep 2019 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1644
Views: 262898

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

MTA is back! But as the Il-276 this time, to be developed by Ilyushin for Russia's competition for a Medium Multi-role Transport Aircraft. The Il-276 is the new name for the design that was earlier known as the Il-214 and supposed to have been worked on for the MTA program with India. Russia opens c...
by Kartik
13 Sep 2019 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572134

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I believe we ordered some 4 odd EMB-145 for VIP transport. We can modify them with the help of OEM without purchasing a new one. Those are EMB-135 Legacy jets. Smaller than the EMB-145 and with less electrical power generated to power all the systems that need to be powered on the Netra. EMB-145s a...
by Kartik
13 Sep 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572134

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Embraer bribed its way into the program. The IAF had always been resistant to it. Actually Embraer was the most supportive company modifying the platform at its own cost compared to Beriev that modifies the Ilyushin platform charging a hefty cost to IAF. Embraer also added Mid Air Refueling to Indi...
by Kartik
13 Sep 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Nothing makes the Mi-17V5 outdated as far as its capabilities are concerned. It is perfectly fine for use for almost all of the roles that the IAF envisages for the next 30 years AFAIK. Getting a new airframe that doesn't improve on the Mi-17V5's mission performance in a really tangible way just for...
by Kartik
12 Sep 2019 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2364
Views: 385549

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

I was just wondering yesterday about which squadron would be the second to receive Rafale jets. Good to know that it will be No.101 'Falcons' that'll be the next Rafale squadron. It's a highly decorated squadron from 1971, having decimated Paki armor formations over Chhamb. link The Squadron graduat...
by Kartik
12 Sep 2019 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33416

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Guys, there are thousands of 737 and A320s with their numerous minor models flying, each type having millions of flight hours, with hundreds of thousands of take-offs and landings per year per type. And you can remember maybe 2 or 3 such events where a crash occurred? How many SSJ or other Russian c...
by Kartik
12 Sep 2019 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL awaits contract for Light Utility Helicopter Government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has completed high-altitude testing in hot-and-high weather conditions of the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in the Himalayas. AIN has learned that, while HAL is close to operational clearance certific...
by Kartik
12 Sep 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

stupid question - if Aakash SAM can do the work do we need the Iron Dome or the S400? rather, why are we going for them when Aakash has the same capability? That is a "good" stupid question! Let me know when you find out the answer. I'm not holding my breath for it though. p.s. - giving o...
by Kartik
11 Sep 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Video of MPATGM hitting its target during its latest test

ANI Twitter link
by Kartik
11 Sep 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Image of the MPATGM from its latest test

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ANI Twitter link
by Kartik
11 Sep 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Check out this concept tank-destroyer - collaboration between Poland & MBDA. Looks like what Namica could be, once we equip it with Helina & SANT. I am curious how they packed 24 Brimstones in a BMP-2 carrier (same as Namica). Nag dimensions are similar to Brimstone and Namica carries only ...
by Kartik
11 Sep 2019 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572134

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I guess everyone on BRF will feel this way. Cannot understand the IAF's logic. Why not order more of the Netra AEW&C, rather than wait it out for more expensive but more capable Phalcons? Even an order for 4-5 more would justify the costs incurred already, and give the IAF the ability to have 1 ...
by Kartik
11 Sep 2019 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

As per Jane's sources, at least some of these Akash SAM systems will be the new Akash 1S with RF seeker. IAF to acquire additional Akash SAM systems- Janes The Indian federal government has approved the procurement of six additional squadrons of the Akash surface-to-air (SAM) missile system for the ...
by Kartik
11 Sep 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 232952

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Damen launches second of 2300 ton corvettes for Paki Navy https://www.janes.com/images/assets/825/90825/1750241-main.jpg Dutch shipbuilder Damen has launched the second of two 2,300-ton corvettes on order for the Pakistan Navy (PN) at its facilities in Galati, Romania. The PN announced on its Faceb...
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

No, there is no confirmation that the MiG-21UM will retire with the MiG-21M. My belief too is that as long as there are Bisons flying, there will be some flight-worthy MiG-21UMs around.
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154566

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

Japan is apparently looking to offload many of it's F-15J to fund F-35 purchases. What are the chances and feasibility of India buying them (with some kind of refurbishment and modern avionics upgrades) to fill in gaps in squadron strength? The F-15 is an amazing platform and even older ones can be...
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154566

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

So besides the smallish order from Russia?, has anyone else taken up the "new" MiG-35? or the old MiG-35? Forl the "old" MiG-35 which was essentially similar to the MiG-29M2, there were some orders. The Egyptians, with their MiG-29M2 are the closest any export customer has gotte...
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

There are no twin seat Bisons. They’re all MiG-21bis single seaters upgraded to the Bison standard. The twin seater is a MiG-21 UM Type 69 trainer. But No.23 Panthers operates Bison so Wing Cdr Abhinandan will continue to fly Bison.
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154566

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

So called MiG-35 demonstrator, but not the one with the AESA radar on board. Nevertheless, representative of the airframe and possibly even the engines, 2 uprated RD-33MK with 90 kN thrust each. Very impressive agility no question. Should be easy for pilots thanks to the digital FBW that was introdu...
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154566

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

MAKS 2019- Refined MiG-35 gets new missiles and avionics https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large/public/mockup.jpg?itok=56pA6v0_ Notice the smaller radome than the MiG-29M2 that has been flying around touted as the MiG-35. This version has an AESA radar on board i...
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2364
Views: 385549

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

The reason for that I suppose is that those jets will be handed over by Dassault to the IAF this September, but without a squadron in which to accept them, which squadron takes over the role of dealing with the 4 jets that will be handed over and be in France? Plus, as we found out during No.45 Squa...
by Kartik
10 Sep 2019 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

So Wing Cmdr Abhinandan is now a pilot with No.23 "Panthers" squadron.
by Kartik
07 Sep 2019 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154566

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

FWIW. Doesn't seem a tempting offer, even though I will always hold the F-16 to be a terrific fighter that will continue to be potent for decades to come. This name change to F-21 doesn't change any of that, and trying to take away the Paki stink on the F-16 name won't work. Really didn't expect LM ...
by Kartik
07 Sep 2019 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Lots of details on the Astra BVRAAM from Air Marshal (retd.) SBP Sinha, the man who led the MRCA negotiations earlier. Coming from him, the views expressed carry a lot of weight. India successfully develops its first Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile During its development, the design of Astra ...
by Kartik
07 Sep 2019 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 293937

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

Another article that claims that the deal price will be Rs 45,000 crore for 73 Tejas Mk1As + 10 Mk1 trainers. I'll believe the deal price when the contract is finally signed. Best part is that more than 65% of the money spent will remain in India. Will create a whole lot of jobs and work for HAL, it...
by Kartik
07 Sep 2019 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 293937

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

Don’t be surprised when the “support package” addition brings the final acquisition closer to the original quoted price :twisted: it won't. Support Package should not cost more than 50% of the total unit acquisition cost. I would expect the deal to be priced around $5 billion or a shad more, if the...
by Kartik
06 Sep 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 232952

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

From internet, these are air worthy and will be quite a handful in attack role. At least it gives TSP more air frames and us the nuisance that comes with it. We should also go second hand for Mirage 2000 and Mig 29s These won't be a handful or anything. They need escorts and cannot come anywhere cl...
by Kartik
06 Sep 2019 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

Not directly related to the IAF, but found this interesting and posted it because it has implications for the IAF combat fleet as well..non IRST equipped fighters that is, unless the range of the Litening 4i's FLIR and CCD is better than the IRST on the MiG-29UPG and Su-30MKI Czech Gripens conduct B...
by Kartik
05 Sep 2019 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 232952

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Most likely will be for spares. They’ll strip them and use whatever they can so as to keep the Mirage V fleet flying for another 5-6 years till they can afford more JF-17s. Because they quite literally cannot afford any other modern fighter jet. I fully expect them to look for additional second hand...

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