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by Kartik
09 Aug 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2713
Views: 271759

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

The Malaysian Su-30MKM experience with overhaul and why their fleet is down to 4-6 available fighters KUALA LUMPUR—Inadequate funding is exacerbating the low serviceability of the Sukhoi Su-30MKM of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), the head of the service said, calling for a bigger budget. Only...
by Kartik
02 Aug 2018 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 797
Views: 109544

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Congratulations to the team that worked hard to get this done. A historic first for India!
by Kartik
02 Aug 2018 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1893
Views: 325907

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

Would these M2K from France create a new sqdn / complete the half Sqdn (No 9 Wolfpacks) or will they be used only for spares ? Any "official" answer from IAF/MOD ? I very seriously doubt if the french will part with anything that is flyable. At best, parts from these carcasses may be used...
by Kartik
02 Aug 2018 05:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4209
Views: 769252

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indian MoD approves import of NASAMS air defence system WTF! Hands down one of the most puzzling and seemingly daft decisions made by the MoD..when there are SpyDers, Akash Mk1 and Akash NG in the works, what is this for?! Its basically an American equivalent of SpyDer, with air to air missiles con...
by Kartik
31 Jul 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3560
Views: 443748

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Because it is the first of its kind. India being a new customer with its own set of specific requirements, will need some flight testing and qualification before being handed over to the customer. After the baseline is qualified, the remaining serial produced AH-64E Guardians for India can be handed...
by Kartik
31 Jul 2018 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1893
Views: 325907

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

The M2Ks should be. I have a feeling they will be twin seaters, because we have lost around 3 - 4 of them already. A very well known crash was with Air Marshal Anil Chopra. Yes indeed those are twin seaters. As with a lot of other deals, this has been in the works for well over half a decade. But b...
by Kartik
28 Jul 2018 03:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3560
Views: 443748

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Beautiful colors! I especially love the contrast color of the main aiframe's Tipnis grey versus the dark green on the FLIR optical turret. Israeli Apaches had that too and I loved that compared to the dull all dark green color scheme on most other Apaches.
by Kartik
26 Jul 2018 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400282

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

Pratyush wrote::P :P

Now we know for sure that it can fly for 35 minutes.

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Without carrying drop tanks and on internal fuel alone. Must be able to fly longer but this much time was enough to gauge that most test points before handing over were covered.
by Kartik
24 Jul 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 797
Views: 109544

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

What a beautiful airplane the Naval LCA is ! I will always rue the fact that the definitive N-LCA variant whose CAD images we saw, will most likely not see light of day..that was beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most attractive LCA variant and would have gone on to be one of the most attractive jets ...
by Kartik
20 Jul 2018 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 400282

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

What are the main changes besides AESA radar in place of a mechanical one? Some maintenance improvements, a EW suit and a self protection jammer. How can this list ( + whatever else there is) can add almost 2X of the entire mk1 cost. Mk1 = Rs 160 corer Mk1a = mk1 + upgrades Mk1a= Rs 400 corer 400 c...
by Kartik
12 Jul 2018 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2615
Views: 425313

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

More confirmation of the apparent move to dump the J-15 'Flying Shark' Su-33 knockoff. Apparently it isn't that easy even for the famed chors to reverse engineer such a complex piece of engineering and bring it into service in an accelerated fashion. Beijing wants to develop a new carrier-borne figh...
by Kartik
11 Jun 2018 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 335
Views: 33937

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: 423
Views: 47748

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: 423
Views: 47748

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: 2017
Views: 400282

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: 4209
Views: 769252

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: 610
Views: 65137

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: 2017
Views: 400282

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: 638
Views: 128593

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: 3138
Views: 379770

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: 638
Views: 128593

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: 610
Views: 65137

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: 610
Views: 65137

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: 638
Views: 128593

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: 638
Views: 128593

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: 610
Views: 65137

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: 610
Views: 65137

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: 423
Views: 47748

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: 2017
Views: 400282

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: 3560
Views: 443748

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: 3560
Views: 443748

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: 423
Views: 47748

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: 423
Views: 47748

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: 335
Views: 82919

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: 335
Views: 82919

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: 610
Views: 65137

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: 610
Views: 65137

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: 4209
Views: 769252

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: 2579
Views: 242367

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...

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