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by Kartik
24 Feb 2018 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4030
Views: 569515

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

From DRDO's newsletter, Mareech DRDO newsletter Anti-submarine warfare or ASW as it is popularly known is perhaps the most challenging and also the most fascinating form of warfare. NPOL, a constituted establishment of DRDO, occupies a unique space in oceans and ASW technology and had already develo...
by Kartik
24 Feb 2018 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3107
Views: 505907

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indigenous radome for Astra BVRAAM tested successfully as per DRDO newsletter

Indigenous Fused Silica Radome for Astra missile has also been successfully flight tested.
by Kartik
24 Feb 2018 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211033

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

Data point on the Netra AEW&C in the IAF, from DRDO newsletter Our indigenously developed Airborne Early Warming and Control (AEW&C) system, inducted into the IAF last year, participated in the Akraman exercise as well as several large fleet exercises. The aircraft has completed 250 mission ...
by Kartik
24 Feb 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1305
Views: 211033

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

I find it hard to believe that any firm will enter this competition, given the fiasco that MMRCA was. Now that we have the Rafale, why is there a need for a new face-off between single-engined and twin-engined fighters, given that SEF competition alreaady exists as well as the future IN TE competit...
by Kartik
24 Feb 2018 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3788
Views: 277546

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

MiG-21FL- Type 77 MiG-21M- Type 96 MiG-21U- Type 66 MiG-21UM- Type 68 MiG-21US- Type 69 MiG-21bis- Type 75 All MiG-21FLs are retired, there is now just 1 remaining MiG-21M squadron (No.35 Rapiers); there is likely just 1 remaining MiG-21bis squadrons (No. 26 Warriors) and 6 Bison squadrons (Nos.3,4...
by Kartik
23 Feb 2018 03:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28385

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I truly feel a surge of happiness hearing that the LCA AF Mk2 (as its called by ADA) is happening. :D With canards and the newly shaped curved canopy, it'll be one heck of a beauty. I seriously hope to see a wind tunnel model image. Hope ADA is listening! The scaling up of the aerospace industry in ...
by Kartik
23 Feb 2018 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28385

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Not officially. But it has leaked out enough number of times now and in enough number of places for for me to speak about it. So did any of your sources confirm that ADA and NAL designers and aerodynamics people are indeed closely looking at canards? I'm guessing that they're still studying it and ...
by Kartik
23 Feb 2018 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The A400M program has been a real financial disaster for Airbus. $7.4 billion was the loss before this new $1.6 billion loss was announced. On the contrary, long term this deal, despite the charge is a good deal for Airbus Defense. It allows them to slow deliveries and yet still retain customers in...
by Kartik
23 Feb 2018 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

AW&ST LONDON—The British government is drawing up a long-awaited future combat aircraft strategy which could outline how Britain will replace the Eurofighter Typhoon. Details of the Combat Air Strategy document, due to be published this summer, were revealed Feb. 21. Officials say it will examin...
by Kartik
23 Feb 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3788
Views: 277546

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Can someone help me understand the Mig 21 variant designations in Indian service (map Type 77, Type 96, etc. with M, MF, etc.) and which are retired now? I understand M, Bis, Bison, UM still in service with Ms going out next year? Mig 21 FL Mig 21 M Mig 21 UM Mig 21 MF Mig 21 Bis Mig 21 Bison MiG-2...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2018 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3788
Views: 277546

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

IAF commits to buying 15 Saras Mk2 LTA The Indian Air force (IAF) has committed to buying at least 15 units of a future production version of India’s indigenous SARAS light transport aircraft (LTA). This was revealed by Dr Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister for Science & Technology (S&T) after...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2018 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28385

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Saurav Jha's article on the Tejas, the need for Mk1A and the final logical conclusion to the Tejas program, the Tejas Mk2; also mentions the possibility of canards on the Mk2. I personally fully agree with all his points. link to article Indian airpower: go big on Tejas, or go home By Saurav Jha Jan...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2018 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The A400M program has been a real financial disaster for Airbus. $7.4 billion was the loss before this new $1.6 billion loss was announced. They're now going to slow down production, stretching its schedule farther and allowing customers to delay deliveries, rather than cutting orders. It also gives...
by Kartik
22 Feb 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Indonesia places firm order for 11 Su-35S fighters for $1.14 billion. link Indonesia and Russia have signed a contract for 11 Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighters. According to Indonesian Defense Ministry spokesman Totok Sugiharto, the $1.14 billion contract has been finalized. "Two units of Sukhoi...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2018 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Pictures- Norway tests braking parachute on F-35 https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=72978 https://www.flightglobal.com/assets/getasset.aspx?itemid=72979 Norway has completed the first in-country test of a braking parachute on a Lockheed Martin F-35A, with the trial taking plac...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2018 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Yes, well he's an exec of Airbus, he cannot accept that they've basically been shut out of the maritime surveillance jet plane market. :)
by Kartik
21 Feb 2018 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Airbus to offer military derivative of A320neo to prospective customers. AW&ST. SINGAPORE—Airbus could begin competing head-to-head with the Boeing 737 in the large commercial derivatives market, offering the A320neo for roles such as armed maritime patrol and airborne early warning. The company...
by Kartik
21 Feb 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 490148

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Gripen E delivery schedule on target, says Saab boss Saab remains on track to deliver the first series production examples of its Gripen E in the third quarter of next year , and is also hopeful of concluding delayed sales of new-build C/D-model examples during 2018. "We will stick according t...
by Kartik
20 Feb 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296882

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

AMCA looks more and more like a "Science Project" , Since the time it was called MCA there has been not much progress beyond CGI or Scale Model , Every AI we see some changes in AMCA model compared to previous AI model displayed but by and large the stastics remains the same since the fin...
by Kartik
20 Feb 2018 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From AW&ST Switzerland has temporarily grounded its fleet of F/A-18 Hornet fighters following the discovery of a crack in the hinge of an aircraft’s landing flap. The Swiss Air Force ordered the grounding on Jan. 31 after the issue was detected on a single-seat F/A-18 after a training flight. In...
by Kartik
20 Feb 2018 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296882

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Just for the sake of looking at it whenever I read this thread again.

Image

Does look beautiful, doesn't she?!
by Kartik
20 Feb 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296882

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Hoot!!!! This made my say. And on top of that they chose my favorite looking model :D I think they are going to sacrifice RCS on strike missions anyhow, so an external Litening pod does not bother me. Which one out of these? Personally speaking, I loved the 3B-03 model the most. But I couldn't say ...
by Kartik
20 Feb 2018 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3015
Views: 296882

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://www.ada.gov.in/currentdocs/EOI%20for%20Manufacture%20of%20NGTD.pdf ADA/COM/IND/EOI/NGTD/2017-2018/SU Date: 16/02/2018 Aeronautical Development Agency is an autonomous Body setup under Ministry of Defence, Governmentof India for research and development of Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (L...
by Kartik
18 Feb 2018 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28385

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Kartik, No trainers with the squadrons. They borrow from ADA whenever required. Thanks for clarifying IR. I did have another question- will the Tejas Mk1A prototypes be modified LSP prototypes? Would make more sense than dedicating resources and using up production and assembly slots on the existin...
by Kartik
15 Feb 2018 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605299

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

This event seems to have been done with an eye towards some of the F-414 manufacturing being shifted to India, as part of whatever offsets will be needed if the Tejas Mk2 comes about and uses the F-414. GE & TASL develop engine manufacturing facility General Electric (GE) and Tata Advanced Syste...
by Kartik
15 Feb 2018 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348769

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I hope it gets a quiet burial when LUH gets IOC by the end of this year. To me this sounds like a death wish for a part of our army that are supplied by helicopters With the Ka-226T's deal not yet having been signed, no assembly and manufacturing facility setup work having been started, one can saf...
by Kartik
13 Feb 2018 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28385

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

No, none has been delivered after the second trainer. But, one apparently is pretty much in service with No.45 now. Perhaps your sources could confirm.
by Kartik
13 Feb 2018 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3271
Views: 348769

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Interesting that there is no mention of assembling Ka-226Ts at this new helicopter manufacturing facility at Tumkur.
by Kartik
13 Feb 2018 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28385

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

IR, from what I had gathered looking at earlier programs on No.45, it seems that one of the trainers was actually in service with the squadron. Even the induction ceremony had 2 single seater SPs and 1 trainer PV. Had also read it somewhere in an article.
by Kartik
10 Feb 2018 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 28385

Re: Tejas : News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Series production birds are registered starting with LA, not LH
by Kartik
10 Feb 2018 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2028
Views: 302684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese Su-35s now fully operational Any lingering doubts over China’s plans to introduce Russian-made Su-35 multi-role fighters have been removed, with recent confirmation that the jet is now fully operational. Photos of the aircraft were published showing it participating in a joint combat exerci...
by Kartik
10 Feb 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90745

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

Just one data point- the man hours for the HAL assembled Rafales were apparently 2.4 times higher than those for Dassault assembled Rafales. That estimation remained a point of contention till the very end of the MRCA contest. Also one must remember that way before the demise of the MRCA deal, Dassa...
by Kartik
10 Feb 2018 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 643
Views: 90745

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

Very good article Mihir! Please pass it along to other publications as well. Firstpost, Swarajya and others if possible. More people need to read it. The whole farce of a forced "scam" where none exists is too much for bear, especially coming from the Congress party, which ran the entire M...
by Kartik
09 Feb 2018 23:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463355

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rakesh, it was Ashishvikas who had posted it on BRF. And I agree, we need to maintain a running tally of the number of SP fighters joining No.45 Squadron and with their first flight dates preferably. It's the only way to be accurately tell how the production line ramps up. Ashish had posted this ear...
by Kartik
09 Feb 2018 23:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463355

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Glad to hear that SP-5 finally flew. Once handed over to No.45 squadron, that'll be 7 SPs plus 1 trainer in service. Can someone find the number that HAL had said would be delivered by 2017 fiscal year end, which is March 2018 and less than 2 months away now? Was it 11 airframes? IR, will SP8 and 9 ...
by Kartik
07 Feb 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2028
Views: 302684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Fighter quandry bugs new Chinese carrier In November 2017, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) and several PRC defense industry officials made a number of claims about the next-generation of Beijing’s aircraft carriers. Currently, the PLAN operates one carrier, the CV-16 Liaoning, which was or...
by Kartik
06 Feb 2018 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 12475

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

RAF to scrap twin seat Typhoons Clearly, the RAF is having a really tough time with budgets, if they're having to scrap and then cannibalise their twin seaters to keep sustainment costs lower on the rest of the single seater fleet The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to scrap 16 UK Eurofighter Typhoons ...
by Kartik
06 Feb 2018 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 33561

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

No, there is no video of the SD-10 being fired from the JF-17 that I know of. And it is indeed strange that they didn't show the video of the firing and separation from the JF-17.
by Kartik
06 Feb 2018 00:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463355

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

link to FG 05 February, 2018 SOURCE: Flight International BY: Murdo Morrison Tel Aviv India and Australia are among the Asia-Pacific nations that Rafael has firmly in its sights with its current and in-development weapons and targeting systems. The company is “in the final stages” of developing the...

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