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by Kartik
11 Jun 2018 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 33159

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Thanks Kakarat!
by Kartik
11 Jun 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 39526

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Not weeks ago but months ago, I have a brochure of LRDE AESA from Defexpo 18 which has a small photo of Uttam integrated with LCA Tejas. Since i am having issues with my pc I have not been able to complete posting on Defexpo 18, will try to post it asap Oh great! Looking forward to seeing the scann...
by Kartik
07 Jun 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 39526

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

http://www.janes.com/images/assets/552/80552/p1705269_main.jpg South Korea signals AESA progression South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has signalled progression in its programme to develop an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system in collaboration with ...
by Kartik
07 Jun 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1503
Views: 293369

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

Apparently Gp Cpt Rangachari is no longer CO of No.45 Squadron. The role of CO has been taken over by Gp Cpt Samrat Dhankar "Danny". Info by Tarmak. Perhaps this coincides with the move of No.45 Squadron to Sulur AFS.
by Kartik
31 May 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702179

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

A big congratulations to DRDO for this successful test of the SFDR missile! Will be the precursor to a new generation of indigenous AAMs and SAMs.
by Kartik
25 May 2018 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

Gripen E ready for weapons carriage trials Saab's Gripen E is set to start its next major period of testing, as the new-generation fighter stays on course for delivery from next year, the Swedish manufacturer says. "We are preparing for the next phase of flight trials – that is, external store...
by Kartik
24 May 2018 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1503
Views: 293369

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

Jane's has independently confirmed Ajai Shukla's article http://www.janes.com/article/80238/india-s-lca-mk-1a-programme-faces-delays-as-iaf-insists-on-additional-requirements Lol..Jane's reporter is Rahul Bedi. Not the most trustworthy of reporters and the content seemed to be almost the same..whic...
by Kartik
21 May 2018 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123887

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

The wing will need more strength for sure.. Do you believe the bomb truck config also needs to pull the same 8.5 G? Imho slightly more wing strength only due to delta increase in fuselage weight and added LRU weight to pull same G in fighter configuration. Even without having to attain any more tha...
by Kartik
19 May 2018 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 369925

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

MH-60R Seahawk production winds down as international interest remains tenuous Production of Sikorsky’s MH-60 Seahawk is set to conclude in the next 18 months as the US Navy tops off its fleet and potential international customers have yet to commit to buy additional aircraft. The USN is set to rec...
by Kartik
19 May 2018 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123887

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

It will give the Tejas Mk2 similar T/W ratio as the Mirage-2000-5. the Snecma M53-P2 produces ~98 kN in afterburner and ~64 kN in dry thrust. Similar to what the F-414-INS6 will produce. So as long as the weight management is done carefully and the empty weight stays ~7800 kgs to 8000 kgs and no mo...
by Kartik
19 May 2018 02:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

On paper the F-16 Blk 70 looks very capable and perhaps other contenders would be putting their best to get this deal But it would boil down to who is willing to give the most technology at the lowest price , The new figher deal is all about maximum TOT with no strings attached , Production Not jus...
by Kartik
19 May 2018 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

So blk-70 AESA radar is air-cooled while that on blk-60 is water cooled. Why..? Blk-60 one looks like more powerful one. The Block 60's AESA is a bit dated by comparison to what's on the F-16V. It was one of the first export radars and probably produced a lot more heat and required a lot more cooli...
by Kartik
19 May 2018 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123887

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

One question I have is: with a 17.5t MTOW, will a GE F414 suffice ? My concern is - would we be back to "it is underpowered" situation ? It will give the Tejas Mk2 similar T/W ratio as the Mirage-2000-5. the Snecma M53-P2 produces ~98 kN in afterburner and ~64 kN in dry thrust. Similar to...
by Kartik
18 May 2018 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123887

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

17.5 tons MTOW for the Tejas Mk2 matches that of the Mirage-2000 exactly, as per Dassault's fact sheet. With such a high MTOW, I would be surprised if they managed to keep the empty weight below 8000 kgs. Saab could not succeed in keeping the Gripen E's empty weight < 8000 kgs, and its MTOW is 16.5 ...
by Kartik
17 May 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

More on the capabilities of the F-16 Block 70 offered for the MRCA competition https://i2.wp.com/www.stratpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/IZ3A9115.jpg?resize=768%2C769&ssl=1 Detailed- LM's F-16 offer to India Balserak first explained how the Block 70 was different from the previous Block 50 ...
by Kartik
17 May 2018 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

Stratpost- "We are happy to meet anyone at altitude"- Vivek Lall of LM .. 4 minute read‘We’re happy to meet anyone at altitude’ Lockheed Martin looks forward to an open Indian contest for 110 fighters by Saurabh Joshi • May 12, 2018 F-16 Block 70 | Photo: Steve Otte/Lockheed Martin Vice P...
by Kartik
17 May 2018 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 39526

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Israel to link F-15I fleet upgrade with follow on F-15I buy Israel has proposed a deal to purchase additional Boeing F-15s, in a package that would also include upgrading the Israeli air force's existing I-model examples of the strike aircraft. Worth almost $4 billion, the potential purchase would ...
by Kartik
11 May 2018 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1503
Views: 293369

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

So IR are you basically saying that Naval LCA Mk2 work may indeed be funded or the Naval LCA Mk1 prototype will finally start arrestor hook trials? Anyhow, the very fact that they're even considering the Gripen Maritime for the RFP tells me that the Navy cannot offer the excuse of the Naval LCA Mk2 ...
by Kartik
11 May 2018 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 415773

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

WTH! Why consider a version of the Ka-226T for a naval requirement and ignore the ALH, which could theoretically also be fixed to fulfill naval utility roles far better. Navalized Ka-226T could boost Indo-Russian deal Russian Helicopters has confirmed that the Indian Navy is considering a navalized ...
by Kartik
11 May 2018 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 415773

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

India expands Dhruv cockpit upgrade Israel Aerospace Industries' Lahav division has received a follow-on contract to continue an avionics upgrade on the Indian armed forces' Hindustan Aeronautics Dhruv advanced light helicopters. An initial award covered work on 50 of the twin-engined rotorcraft, w...
by Kartik
10 May 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 39526

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Bangladesh picks Marshall support for used C-130Js Bangladesh has selected the UK's Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to modify a pair of ex-Royal Air Force-operated Lockheed Martin C-130Js and provide long-term support for the tactical transports. Announced by Marshall on 10 May, the deal will ...
by Kartik
10 May 2018 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 39526

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

First F-16 to receive life extension modification rolled out An Air Force Thunderbird jet was the first Lockheed Martin F-16 to have a service life extension – modifications that will add more than 4,000 flight hours to the aircraft’s lifetime. The aircraft is one of about 300 refurbished C and D m...
by Kartik
09 May 2018 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 74667

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Seems to be the centerline hardpoint. JF-17 does not have any intake pod https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Dy4Vr0c37d4/WWSdBi8x6eI/AAAAAAAABeE/PhwLnjhpAeQb5352xEheg98rFRqYnbYpACLcBGAs/s1600/JF-17%2BThunder%2BPakistan%2BAir%2BForce%2BPAF%2BC-802A%2BAnti-ship%2BMissile%2BSD-10A%2BBVRAAM%2BPL-5E%2BII%2BWVRAA...
by Kartik
08 May 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 308
Views: 74667

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

JF-17 spotted with Aselsan Aselpod LDP. The Bandar will get a dedicated LDP station under the starboard intake only with Block III. So whether there are a 100 JF-17s in service or not is immaterial, they cannot self designate their targets, which explains why one only sees them with dumb bombs. http...
by Kartik
03 May 2018 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

I pray that the IAF stays as far away as possible from the white elephants that are the Eurofighters. Damn expensive to acquire, operate and maintain. (Source: Deutsche Welle German Radio; posted May 02, 2018) Only a handful of the German Air Force's Eurofighter jets are combat ready, according to a...
by Kartik
03 May 2018 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

Boeing wants the US Navy to get more Growlers as the existing fleet of 160 Growlers is not adequate in their opinion for the demands of the USN and USAF. Analysis- Boeing pitches doubling Navy's EA-18G fleet Stretched thinly by escort jamming responsibilities not only for its native US Navy, but als...
by Kartik
03 May 2018 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702179

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017



"Akash, we've inducted the Akash..Exercise GaganShakti..the Akash maintained..inducted for the first time in the exercise..100% serviceability. hats off to the support given by BEL to us."
by Kartik
03 May 2018 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 227971

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

FWIW No deal- why Russia won't create Indian Su-57 The stumbling block The joint project with India was problematic from the very beginning and, according to experts, the refusal to develop the "Indian" Su-57 has nothing to do with the aircraft's failure to meet the requirements of the new...
by Kartik
03 May 2018 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341161

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Tough bargain may halt Rs 2000 crore IAF deal for 20 Hawks A defence deal expected to cost over Rs 2,000 crore to buy 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer planes is likely to be called off by the Air Force as the negotiations for it have been stuck for almost three years now over steep price hike by the ve...
by Kartik
02 May 2018 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

Gripen deal cost $5.4 billion, not $4.7 billion and was signed in 2014. So if you're going to keep crying "$200 million $200 million" each time you refer to the Rafale, make sure you also repeat "$150 million $150 million" each time you talk about the Gripen E. Clearly, you're no...
by Kartik
02 May 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248547

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I don't understand the logic.We openly are trying to buy old aircraft from Malaysia and France of inferior types to an SU-30 but have dumped our first SU-30s.Can anyone offer a logical explanation for the same? MiG-29s to be bought cheaply to be put through the UPG upgrade and get a decent multi-ro...
by Kartik
02 May 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014
Replies: 72
Views: 8023

Re: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014

Yes in his interactions in one of the round tables on the MRCA, as well as in his articles on Vayu and elsewhere, he has been critical of the program. Spurious reasons mostly.
by Kartik
01 May 2018 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014
Replies: 72
Views: 8023

Re: Mig-21 Showdown begins in 2014

The only thing is that since he rates the MiG-21 so highly in STR, ITR and high altitude performance, he should be more than happy with the Tejas' performance in these areas. It will exceed the MiG-21 in STR and ITR. All these points he made about the MiG-21 apply to the Tejas as well. What were the...
by Kartik
01 May 2018 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2339
Views: 377981

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

First clear image of J-15D Ching Chong Towering Glowering Showering Sea Dragon whatever. Carrier jet, notice the arrestor hook

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by Kartik
01 May 2018 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2171
Views: 362453

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

From AW&ST British B400 series passive ground surveillance radar for India's borders. UK Sells Surveillance Radar to India’s Border Service [The British B400-series passive, electronically scanned micro-Doppler ground surveillance radar can detect small and slow-moving targets. Credit: Blighter ...
by Kartik
01 May 2018 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 415773

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

DefExpo 2018

LUH, ALH, LCH and Rudra

by Kartik
01 May 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 551
Views: 55410

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

...and finally the cost factor! A $200M+ Rafale vs a $40-60M Gripen.We already have our supreme air dominance fighter the MKI-to be upgraded to even more fearsome SS std.,so why the desperate req. for more Rafales when cheaper options are available? No contesto! $100 million for a Gripen E with no ...

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