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by Kartik
21 Oct 2017 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 5438

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

"Brothers in Arms"..full attempt to co-opt the fellow Muslim nations into Pakistan's sphere, to allow them to somehow increase their reserves in case of a full blown conflict against India.
by Kartik
20 Oct 2017 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SP-5 is from the new line. It had a couple of problems in the ground runs. It has been fixed. It has reached the flight line. SP-7 has almost crossed equipment stage. They have made 70 test flights on the last month. So, they are going great guns towards FOC. Thank you for the updates Indranil! Was...
by Kartik
20 Oct 2017 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

That's a ridiculous number being floated around. No way that 80 odd AESA radar units will cost $ 1.8 billion.
by Kartik
20 Oct 2017 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 703
Views: 121893

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

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/saurabhjoshi/status/915830134837583872 --> 2nd Sqn of MiG-29 upgraded aircraft will be established this Air Force Day - ACM Dhanoa


As per Angad Singh, that will be No.47 'Black Archers'
by Kartik
19 Oct 2017 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

ADEX 2017- KAI refining KF-X configuration ahead of key milestones http://www.janes.com/images/assets/976/74976/1643243_-_main.jpg Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is in the process of refining the final configuration of its Korean Fighter Experimental (KFX) aircraft ahead of a number of milestones...
by Kartik
19 Oct 2017 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

US clears $2.4 billion upgrade for 123 Greek F-16s to F-16V standard WASHINGTON --- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for an upgrade of F-16 aircraft to an F-16 Block V configuration. The estimated cost is $2.404 bil...
by Kartik
16 Oct 2017 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

From what I remember, HAL floated a tender to multiple foreign vendors for an AESA radar on the Tejas. Thales was one of OEMs that this went out to. Can't blame them for responding upon being invited to participate in a multi million dollar radar tender by the OEM for the LCA. I agree. Thales respo...
by Kartik
14 Oct 2017 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236711

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Was reading through some back issues of Vayu magazine and came across this article by Sayan Majumdar, on the Astra BVRAAM. Article is dated late 2015, but it gives a lot of good information on the missile and on the seeker it states that it was sourced from Agat and was supposed to be produced in In...
by Kartik
13 Oct 2017 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236711

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Thakur_B wrote:
Philip wrote:At the prev. air show at the DRDO pav. we saw two new glidebombs (?) appeared to have composite material casings for stealth.Any further info on these bombs?


That was IAF internal designs, not DRDO.


And has there been any more news on those glide weapons?
by Kartik
13 Oct 2017 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Japan positions C-2 transport for exports The Japanese Ministry of Defense (MoD) is increasing efforts to promote Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI’s) C-2 medium transport aircraft to international customers, it confirmed on 6 October. The MoD said in a statement that, for the first time, it is flyin...
by Kartik
13 Oct 2017 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4691
Views: 378178

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Interesting article- gives the production details and timelines for Brazil's Gripen E and F. And it presents an interesting picture of the challenges facing the Saab proposal and the LM proposal. For Saab, it is advantageous for the IAF to take more time on its RFI, RFP and all the other steps befor...
by Kartik
13 Oct 2017 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Safran Helicopters reveals new engine family for rotorcraft Safran Helicopter Engines has unveiled a new family of powerplants for military and commercial rotorcraft covering the 2,500 to over 3,000 shp power range. The Aneto high power engine family was launched in early October and is said by the...
by Kartik
13 Oct 2017 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Eurofighter crashes in Spain, pilot killed

This is the third fatal Eurofighter Typhoon crash in recent weeks, following on after a RSAF Typhoon crashed or was shot down and an Italian Typhoon crashed.
by Kartik
09 Oct 2017 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4691
Views: 378178

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Good point.Why the insistence on only an SE fighter,when that role is covered by the LCA? The original req. was for 120 MMRCAs of which we are getting just 36 Rafales for the price of 120! At even $60M a pop we could've got 120 MIG-35s when it's cost price for Egypt is between $40-50M. From some st...
by Kartik
07 Oct 2017 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236711

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Couldn't the SAAW be the basis of a larger family of PGMs for stand-off strike? in the 250 and 500 kg class, similar to the Spice family of bombs? Will give us an affordable stand-off weapon that could be integrated with nearly all the IAF's multi-role jets. SAAW itself could even be integrated with...
by Kartik
06 Oct 2017 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2918
Views: 234733

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

MKU Ltd to manufacture newly developed bulletproof jackets for IA and paramilitary forces Indian defence firm MKU Limited will be manufacturing newly developed bulletproof jackets for Indian Army (IA) and paramilitary forces personnel, it has been announced. The jackets were developed by the state-...
by Kartik
04 Oct 2017 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 266
Views: 43712

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

Anyone wants to take a shot at guessing which the next Rafale squadron will be? It's been announced, 17 & 18 Squadron. Dhanoa commanded 17 Sq during Kargil. It was earmarked for Su-30 but will now fly Rafales. No 18 was NJS Sekhon's squadron that has served in EAC for quite some time. No 15 is ...
by Kartik
03 Oct 2017 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 266
Views: 43712

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

Anyone wants to take a shot at guessing which the next Rafale squadron will be? The likeliest ones will be those that were flying MiG-21Ms followed by those flying MiG-21Bis and then MiG-27UPGs. There are another 2 squadrons of Su-30MKI and 3 squadrons of Tejas Mk1 to come, and they too will likely ...
by Kartik
03 Oct 2017 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

6 months have passed in FY 2017-2018, HAL has been whinning about lack of new (screw driver assembly import) orders of Hawk & Su-30MKI but TOTAL production of LCA is measely 2 from 2 production lines. SP5 should be in the last stages of checks before ground runs begin. From the CNBC-TV18 videos...
by Kartik
03 Oct 2017 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Ah! thanks Indranil and Srai..:)

Any updates on the progress with that work, Indranil? Will it really fly by this December? That's just 3 months away at most.
by Kartik
03 Oct 2017 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Another thing mentioned in the video was that the first version of MK1A will fly in December 2017! If that's the case, then they should have already started upgrading an LSP plane to MK1A standards. Anyone heard that this has started? I thought that MK1A would be delayed because FOC is delayed and ...
by Kartik
01 Oct 2017 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

MAKE IN INDIA: NEW DEAL FOR DEFENCE- PART 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gXzcwC_m2o&feature=youtu.be MAKE IN INDIA: NEW DEAL FOR DEFENCE- PART 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2FI3RLdRTc&feature=youtu.be Thank you for these links! a lot of very useful data points could be found in tho...
by Kartik
26 Sep 2017 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1907
Views: 287338

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

From AW&ST India considers dedicated satellite or satellites to monitor Chinese border India Considers Satellite To Aid Border Patrol Missions After a summer of scuffles with China along the Tibetan border, India is considering development of a satellite to improve surveillance. “It is just a pr...
by Kartik
26 Sep 2017 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1617
Views: 222496

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China's CH-5 UAV conducts live fire trial of new precision weapon http://www.janes.com/images/assets/363/74363/1703980_-_main.jpg Key Points The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation integrated a new 80 kg precision guided missile on its Cai Hong 5 armed reconnaissance UAV The latest t...
by Kartik
22 Sep 2017 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 973
Views: 83423

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Russian plans to upgrade T-80 and T-90 tanks may jeopardise T-14 Armata program The Russian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) 7 September announcement that it was revising plans to permanently remove 10,000 armoured vehicles from its inventory and upgrade T-80 and T-90 series main battle tanks (MBTs) c...
by Kartik
21 Sep 2017 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4691
Views: 378178

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

If I pressed any number of buttons on your desk, will your opinion change? I will tell you some facts now. I will leave it to you to believe it or not. 1. HAL is supposed to ramp up to a production capacity of 16 per year. The 6 per year production rate of this year, was not decided this year. It w...
by Kartik
21 Sep 2017 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Really made me happy this morning to see the No.45 Flying Daggers' Tejas video.. - Looks like experienced pilots are being deputed to the squadron. 1 Grp Captain (Rangachari, the CO) and 1 Wing Commander (Tolani), 2 Sqn Ldrs (Kartikeya Singh and Samrat) known out of the 7 pilots in the squadron curr...
by Kartik
19 Sep 2017 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4691
Views: 378178

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

And now this comedy. The quoted unnamed "Indian official" seriously have some gall to suggest that the Russians need to be "compensated" if the FGFA doesn't go through!! The MiG-35 being displayed still doesn't have an AESA and this guy already talks about it like its available o...
by Kartik
19 Sep 2017 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4691
Views: 378178

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

http://thediplomat.com/2017/08/indias-light-combat-aircraft-well-behind-schedule/ India’s Light Combat Aircraft Well Behind Schedule India’s defense industry is behind schedule in delivering the country’s first indigenous fighter jet. By Franz-Stefan Gady August 10, 2017 India’s defense industry is...
by Kartik
19 Sep 2017 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 795
Views: 117567

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

No. of flights successfully completed by LCA - Tejas : • 3562th flight on 13th Sep TD1 : 233 PV1: 245 PV3: 387 LSP1: 74 LSP3:330 LSP5: 352 TD2 : 305 PV2: 222 PV5: 179 LSP2: 314 LSP4: 303 LSP7: 194 NP1: 73 LSP8 : 191 PV6:105 NP2: 55 • 3538th flight on 31st Aug TD1 : 233 PV1: 245 PV3: 387 LSP1: 74 LS...
by Kartik
19 Sep 2017 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 973
Views: 83423

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Yak-130 crashes during training flight near Borisoglebsk MOSCOW, September 16. /TASS/. During a training flight near the Borisoglebsk aerodrome a Yak-130 aircraft crashed; the crew is safe, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday. "On September 16, 2017, during a training flight near the...
by Kartik
15 Sep 2017 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3107
Views: 212519

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

India's OFB expects Indian Army order for 700 T-90S tanks in 2018 India’s state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) expects to receive an order in early 2018 to licence-build a total of 700 T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs) for the Indian Army (IA) by 2022, R K Khanna, the OFB’s director general, told ...
by Kartik
15 Sep 2017 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

From AW&ST 18 F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets cleared for Canada, should Canada decide to buy them..the cost is estimated to be potentially as much as $5.2 billion for 18 jets! Less than a year after the Canadian government started negotiating with Boeing to buy 18 F/A-18 Super Hornets, the U.S. State ...
by Kartik
15 Sep 2017 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 973
Views: 83423

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

From AW&ST http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2017/09/russia.jpg MOSCOW—The TV7-117ST turboprop engine made its first flight on the Ilyushin Il-76LL testbed from the Gromov Flight Research Institute, in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, on Sept. 12. The start of the flight t...
by Kartik
15 Sep 2017 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

From AW&ST Local Content In Japanese F-35s Behind Target BEIJING—Early Japanese F-35s are not meeting targets for local content, the government’s Board of Audit says. A lack of material from the U.S. prevented Mitsubishi Electric and IHI Corp. from supplying any parts for Japan’s first two F-35s...
by Kartik
14 Sep 2017 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4619
Views: 400479

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

RSAF Typhoon crashes in Yemen, pilot killed A Saudi warplane has crashed in Yemen’s southern province of Abyan for unknown reasons, killing the pilot onboard. The Typhoon warplane crashed into a mountain in Al Wade'a district on Wednesday, Yemen’s Saba news agency reported. The report identified th...
by Kartik
14 Sep 2017 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2844
Views: 108487

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Aditya_V wrote:Hmm Nice, the 5 Su-30MKI's and 1 Mig 21- Bison?

MiG-21 UM Mongol
by Kartik
14 Sep 2017 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249254

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sleek rudra helicopter in our most fwd airbase on west - naliya in rann of kutch, same base from where we downed the atlantique. a sand filter seems on intake. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJfiPKnUIAEejqk.jpg:large The square perforated box - is that a filter for keeping FOD from engine intake..? On...

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