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by Kartik
18 Oct 2018 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

The fit and finish on the Tejas looks really good. Can someone tell which specific SP we are seeing in those pics? I wasn’t able to decipher the SP-X or XX number below the cockpit.
by Kartik
11 Oct 2018 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372841

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Don't know if this was posted earlier or not. But in essence, the IAF will get 2 Mirage-2000s (most likely twin seaters) and convert them into Mirage-2000TI upgraded twin seaters using the 2 kits that were paid for before 2 Mirages crashed. link New Delhi: Seeking to bolster its Mirage-2000 fighter ...
by Kartik
10 Oct 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

Tarmak posted this image of SP-11

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Beautiful bird!
by Kartik
10 Oct 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

SP-11 first flight today https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43687225_1960669557360816_7370339333645008896_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&oh=5a8337f377a9fb19e2676c4961023130&oe=5C43EDC9 The 11th Series Produced Tejas (LA-5011) took to the sky on her maiden flight today. Couple more production s...
by Kartik
08 Oct 2018 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154880

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

A few questions arise seeing that picture. I don’t see a probe so is a retractable probe being considered? Is that a 0.5m fuselage plug or a 1m plug just aft of the cockpit? The shape of the canopy itself seems to be a lot like the thicker chord canopies that we have seen before in some earlier stud...
by Kartik
07 Oct 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 737
Views: 154880

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

JayS wrote:Guess what is this..? :mrgreen:

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Finally!! Thank you! Been waiting for so long to see the updated Mk2 configuration with the canards!
by Kartik
06 Oct 2018 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

On Mk1, I came to know of something yesterday which made my lungi flutter quite a lot. I wanted to share it with you, but I was told to hold back a little longer till the TPs can explore that part a bit more. Will let you know as soon as I know. Will make all of you very happy. And then IDRW can go...
by Kartik
04 Oct 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179281

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

ks_sachin wrote:
Manish_P wrote:^ what's with these Ivans and their pets eh :?:

Sometime back there was a photo of a MiG 29 with a cat, now a Sub with a Dog.. next can we expect one of the Armata with a Parrot ?

We have the Armata parrot on BRF.

:rotfl:
by Kartik
21 Sep 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

India looks to indigenous fighters With the number of the Indian Air Force’s fighter squadrons expected to decrease quickly from the present 31 as the current fleet ages, there has been a decisive endeavor to accelerate the recapitalization of the fighter fleet. The majority of the new fighters are...
by Kartik
12 Sep 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1419
Views: 197689

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

Mohan Guruswamy articles need not be taken at face value. We know where his political affiliation lies.
by Kartik
11 Sep 2018 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

https://scontent.fccu2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/41412383_1922898854471220_6124023125236514816_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=1dec6e091b9313b61b3f1c93fece7152&oe=5BF114F7 That picture made me so emotional! Reminded me of the day several years ago, around 2009 or so, w...
by Kartik
31 Aug 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471364

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From AW&ST India To Buy 200 Ka-226T Helicopters NEW DELHI—India is expected to formally sign a 210 billion rupee ($3 billion) agreement in October to buy 200 Ka-226T helicopters being developed by Indo Russian Helicopter Pvt Ltd (IRHL). The technical configuration of the light utility helicopter...
by Kartik
31 Aug 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 511
Views: 81129

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

From AW&ST Indian Navy Carrier Gets Hydraulic Upgrades BENGALURU—India’s sole aircraft carrier, the INS Vikramaditya, is receiving upgraded marine hydraulic systems to help enhance aircraft operations of the ship. Used for refueling, cleaning and pressurization of hydraulic systems aboard aircra...
by Kartik
29 Aug 2018 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 258963

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Info on the content of alloys and composites on the Su-57

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40-44% aluminium
22-26% composite
18% titanium
10% steel
4% other


Posted on Keypubs by some guy.
by Kartik
29 Aug 2018 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

Yeah. It’s going to be very difficult to not move the CG at all. CP obviously stays as is. So there will be a little bit change of static margin. But it will not be much. Otherwise, as you rightly said, the entire envelop will have to be tested again. HAL’s plans for MK1A prototype has changed at l...
by Kartik
29 Aug 2018 04:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

1. 2052: great progress made. Jaguar template to be adopted. Backend is anyways tested with 2032. 2. DARE: great progress made. In prototype build phase. 3. HAL is tight lipped. Wants to it alone. Means CG and static margin will be untouched. Good news on the radar and EW suite front. So Elta 2052 ...
by Kartik
28 Aug 2018 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179281

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

From AW&ST Orders for 15 production Su-57s and 6 MiG-35s placed by the Russian Ministry of Defence. The MiG-35 order size is very small, clearly a bid to keep them afloat and give them a semblance of respectability, by making it an in-production fighter. Will be used to push for export orders. M...
by Kartik
28 Aug 2018 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 60879

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

US offer for a new F-22 variant for Japan. This after the Japanese pursued an indigenous 5th gen design after the US had refused to sell F-22s. Typical behaviour- when the client seems ready to go down the path of developing their own solution, the US will jump in and offer something they previously...
by Kartik
23 Aug 2018 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348236

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

Just a beautiful pic of an IAF MiG-27

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by Kartik
23 Aug 2018 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1419
Views: 197689

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

Reliance clarifies its role in the offsets program for the Rafale deal. It basically isn't building any components for the 36 Rafales on order for the IAF. Another massive hole in that chutiya Gandhi's allegations. link Indian group Reliance Infrastructure has highlighted its role in the offset prog...
by Kartik
22 Aug 2018 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 60879

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Of interest to us, since it is the Elta 2052 that will feature on the KF-X fighter From AW&St TEL AVIV—The Israeli radar developed for South Korea’s KF-X fighter is based to a great extent on the operational experience of the Israeli Air Force, with prototypes now being tested with the help of I...
by Kartik
22 Aug 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 60879

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Swedish Air Force Gripen fighter crashes, pilot safe A Swedish Air Force JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft crashed near an air base in southern Sweden Tuesday after striking several birds while it was about to land, Sweden’s Armed Forces said. The incident occurred at about 9.45 a.m. (0745 GMT) north ...
by Kartik
22 Aug 2018 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348236

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

link to Twitter Commemmorating affiliation between JAKLI Regt and 51 Sqn Air Force & in a symbolic display of jointness, Lt Gen Satish Dua, CISC and Col of JAKLI Regt flew in a Mig 21sortie piloted by Gp Capt Satish Pawar, CO 51 Sqn Air Force today at Srinagar @SpokespersonMoD @IAF_MCC @ adgpi ...
by Kartik
19 Aug 2018 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 348236

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

Each and everyone of the pilots and gunners are wearing different colored overalls...how does that come to be?
by Kartik
17 Aug 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2615
Views: 524815

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

Can anyone (Indranil perhaps with your sources?) confirm if the Tejas' ejection seat is reclined? If so, at what angle? Gripen seat recline is 28 degrees and F-16 is 30 degrees. Supposedly helps in increasing G load tolerance for the pilot.
by Kartik
17 Aug 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 531
Views: 60879

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Israeli Spice 250 smart bomb closing in on service debut https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large/public/uploads/2018/07/667_rafael_pic.jpg?itok=ca3XDtPb&timestamp=1531932358 Rafael’s Spice 250 electro-optical/infrared-guided glide bomb is on course to achieve ...
by Kartik
15 Aug 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128538

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Here's another beautiful image of the Naval LCA NP2

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by Kartik
09 Aug 2018 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299601

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: 866
Views: 128538

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: 1956
Views: 348236

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4715
Views: 878819

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: 3648
Views: 471364

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: 1956
Views: 348236

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: 3648
Views: 471364

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: 2615
Views: 524815

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: 866
Views: 128538

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: 2615
Views: 524815

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: 2850
Views: 471550

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...

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