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by Kartik
22 Nov 2017 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:No more structural changes are envisioned in Mk1 FOC.


That should mean that the SOP for structural items should be frozen ASAP. HAL must get on this and quickly move on to ordering parts for the 20 FOC Tejas Mk1s.
by Kartik
22 Nov 2017 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

FOC definitely involves hardware changes (some major if they don't work as planned) 1. DIFFERENT RADOME - done but was hardware changes 2. Gun firing - If the vibrations level are high, many things have to be changed, mainly mounting and qualifying may subparts at higher vibration rates 3.Refueling...
by Kartik
21 Nov 2017 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3209
Views: 434617

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

IN to receive its first of 2 submarine rescue systems in 2018 The Indian Navy (IN) will receive the first of two submarine rescue systems (SRSs) from UK-based company JFD in March 2018, senior IN officials told Jane’s on 20 November. The INR4 billion (USD62 million) deal for the supply of the two t...
by Kartik
21 Nov 2017 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Read this in an article on AW&ST on the Raptor and more confrontations with the Russians in the Middle East. The part about the advantage of a HMDS struck me as very significant. Something that Tejas pilots who've transitioned from Mirage-2000H, Su-30MKI or MiG-21 squadrons will greatly apprecia...
by Kartik
21 Nov 2017 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Kartik, I saw some IAF officer say the FOC is mainly software changes and there are no hardware changes from IOC-2. I saw that interview a few pages back in this thread. I think they have time to tweak till they start building the 20 FOC Mk1s. They may have time to tweak the software (actually they...
by Kartik
21 Nov 2017 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

And, it is not Suvarna Raju who said that SP-5 will fly in the next 3 days and SP-7 in the next 10 days. That was some other HAL employee, who was not named in the report. As far as I can see, Suvarna Raju has kept his promises for the most part and has seemed the most invested HAL CMD in the Tejas ...
by Kartik
21 Nov 2017 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I don't like the present HAL CMD either. Why? IMO, he's making an earnest attempt to address some of the issues that have plagued HAL's workshare on the LCA- he's opened it up to private players by out-sourcing it to them, he's batting for it openly in the media, whereas the ADA Chief Girish Deodha...
by Kartik
18 Nov 2017 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

From AW&ST http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2017/11/16/DAS-CALIDUS_TonyOsborne-AWST_0.jpg Dubai Debut For Brazilian-Emirati Light Attack Aircraft Calidus believes its B-250 will bring new technology to the turboprop light-attack market Abu Dhabi is taking its fir...
by Kartik
18 Nov 2017 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Great job Shivji !
by Kartik
18 Nov 2017 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Additional nations could join Italy for new attack helicopter AW249 program Leonardo Helicopters is looking for additional partners on its new attack rotorcraft programme, which has now been designated the AW249. In January 2017 Italy awarded the company a €487 million ($515 million) contract to de...
by Kartik
18 Nov 2017 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233034

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Dubai Air Show- AVIC showcases Chinese UAS flexibility but short endurance A family of jet-powered Cloud Shadow unmanned air systems displayed at the Dubai air show offer a potent mix of high-altitude intelligence-gathering and weapons capabilities – but unusually short endurance, according to spec...
by Kartik
17 Nov 2017 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Watch this video again. Listen to the IAF officers' comments and what Grp Cpt Madhav Rangachari has to say about the LCA vs Mirage-2000 "I can tell you with a lot of conviction, that as far as the basic handling qualities are concerned, as far as the FBW is concerned, it is a league ahead of th...
by Kartik
15 Nov 2017 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria with the No.45 Squadron, after his solo flight on SP3

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by Kartik
14 Nov 2017 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Same goes for the 12,000 hour service life. Not sure where he pulled those numbers from. That's the fatigue life, that BK is referring to I think, that needs to be demonstrated in testing in order to get the Service life certified at "Design life" which 3000hrs for LCA. But I am very conf...
by Kartik
11 Nov 2017 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

From AW&ST Germany Wants Fifth-Gen Fighter To Replace Tornado Berlin puts 28-year time line on future European fighter project Germany appears to be favoring the Lockheed Martin F-35 as the successor to the Panavia Tornado: The Luftwaffe sees the U.S. fighter as a “benchmark” among the commercia...
by Kartik
11 Nov 2017 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Airbus lifts veil on 5th gen air combat platform From AW&ST http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2017/11/airbus-future-air-power-slide-airbus.jpg BERLIN—Airbus has lifted the veil on a new fighter concept that could form the shape of a future Franco-German combat air...
by Kartik
11 Nov 2017 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Malaysia cancels its plans to buy 4.5 generation fighter aircraft in the Rafale/Super Hornet/Gripen size class and wants additional second hand classic Hornets instead Posting from AW&St BERLIN, KUALA LUMPUR—Malaysia has shifted its ambitions to seeking additional, secondhand BoeingF/A-18s Horne...
by Kartik
11 Nov 2017 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This was an old article on ET, about the issues that were then reported for the Tejas Mk1, before it entered service link NEW DELHI: From performance shortfalls to maintenance issues, the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mk-I has shortcomings that will be addressed in the LCA Mk-II versi...
by Kartik
11 Nov 2017 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Many question arise in my mind. Is IAF comparing MK1 with Gripen NG/F16..? Looks like it is. Have they made it clear in their statement...? Does the committee understand that within the same time frame that Gripen or F16 comes, perhaps with a difference of a couple of years MK2 can also come in IAF...
by Kartik
10 Nov 2017 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2896
Views: 260528

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Great find JayS. Coming from Air Marshal Bhaduria, it can be believed. Key word was "fast-tracked", which hopefully means approvals and funding is made available without delays. I was also gratified to hear, for the very first time at least for me, a very high ranking IAF officer candidly ...
by Kartik
10 Nov 2017 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4972
Views: 413635

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

From AW&ST Potential Deals Pending For Lockheed’s F-16 ‘Viper’ Program The pending deal between the U.S. and Greece to modernize the Hellenic Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-16 fleet would push the number of aircraft upgrades the manufacturer has in the pipeline to about 450. The recent announceme...
by Kartik
09 Nov 2017 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I hope someone in the GoI is looking at this. Malaysian AF and the IAF already have had links through MiG-29 and Su-30MKI/MKM training and this is a real opportunity to export the Tejas Mk1 or even the Mk1A, depending on when the Malaysian RFI comes out. Malaysia seeks light combat aircraft as part ...
by Kartik
08 Nov 2017 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1789
Views: 297173

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Excellent news! Hearty congratulations to ADE and to DRDO for meeting the deadline and delivering! They must have been under immense pressure, with the fate of the program depending on the success of this test. Now that some of the pressure would be relieved, they can work on perfecting the LACM and...
by Kartik
06 Nov 2017 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 860
Views: 145154

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

IAF fighter pilots with Israeli fighter pilots. There on an aircrew exchange program. Livefist Twitter link A milestone in the military cooperation between the Israeli and Indian Air Force: a delegation of Indian aircrew members was hosted by Ramat-David AFB, took off for a sortie in a “Barak” (F-16...
by Kartik
04 Nov 2017 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There was this news way back in 2015, about the indigenously developed OBOGS for the Tejas. And since then, we'd heard that it was slated to be integrated on the Tejas Mk2. But with the Tejas Mk2 not yet in development, what's happening with the OBOGS? And what happened to the EW suited developed by...
by Kartik
03 Nov 2017 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1789
Views: 297173

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Great news about SAAW's successful tests! It will very likely be integrated with the Tejas as well, providing it with a lightweight standoff weapon that could be carried on a dual or quad rack. Now that would be some serious stand-off strike capability.
by Kartik
03 Nov 2017 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2802
Views: 228804

Re: International Military Discussion

http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2017/10/24/KTAURUS_TaurusSystems.jpg Taurus attacks with a shaped charge first (Green bucket shape in image) then a steel penetrator (black shape extending aft of wing) Taurus Missile Consortium Proposes Compact Bunker Buster Aiming ...
by Kartik
03 Nov 2017 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Japan’s Defense Ministry Urged To Start Fighter Program Soon http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2017/11/futurefighter.jpg Bradley Perrett BEIJING—The Japanese aeronautics industry is pushing for an early start to development of the country’s next fighter, pointing to a...
by Kartik
03 Nov 2017 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Posted from AW&ST. Additional $1 billion for a support package for 36 F-15QAs with options for 12 more. Those 36 F-15QA's could cost upto $12 billion for the package. Mind-boggling costs. The U.S. government is talking up Qatar as a force for good in the Middle East as the State Department appro...
by Kartik
03 Nov 2017 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2802
Views: 228804

Re: International Military Discussion

New long range AIM-120D replacement program has been in the works for the past 2 years New long range missile project emerges in US budget The existence of a two-year-old project to develop a new air-to-air missile capable of intercepting targets at great distances has emerged in US budget documents...
by Kartik
03 Nov 2017 01:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Wow! Latest Afghan Super Tucanos to cost $174.5 million The US Air Force’s latest batch of six Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucanos for Afghanistan cost $174.5 million, a price tag includes aircraft transportation, maintenance spares and advanced sensors, the service tells FlightGlobal. The aver...
by Kartik
02 Nov 2017 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1011
Views: 90331

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Russian Military chooses SR-10 as new Initial Jet Trainer Interestingly, it'll very likely be powered by a single Al-55I, the engine that was developed on our dime, for the HJT-36. That engine program's delays derailed the Sitara's flight test schedule, till eventually it ran into serious problems w...
by Kartik
02 Nov 2017 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1011
Views: 90331

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Not sure if this was reported earlier. From AW&ST Russia’s New Airborne Early Warning Aircraft to Take Flight The Russian Air Force is preparing to seriously expand its airborne early warning (AEW) capabilities, with its new A-100 AEW aircraft set to make its first flight by year-end. Deliveries...
by Kartik
01 Nov 2017 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3449
Views: 216653

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Congratulations Indranil!
by Kartik
01 Nov 2017 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

One noob question gentlemen... Does anyone have a clue about the number of Squadron Sorties Completed by LCA as on date? That's indeed a noob question. Hakeem is right. People don't give out those operational details. When Tejas reaches a landmark number of flying hours, it will be made public. You...
by Kartik
01 Nov 2017 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4972
Views: 413635

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Why does that matter? It's not like the SE Fighter program cost will be only for the aircraft. There will be a whole lot more associated with that program as well. And that program cost is not going to be cheap.
by Kartik
01 Nov 2017 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4733
Views: 413619

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Posted from AW&ST South Korea Tackles Challenging Systems Development In KF-X Indigenous systems development intensifies KF-X challenge Bradley Perrett, Kim Minseok Seoul The Deep End For an industry newcomer, developing a fighter airframe is difficult enough even when complex onboard systems ar...
by Kartik
31 Oct 2017 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil, any more news on the armament detachment of No.45 squadron? Where was it conducted, what weapons did they employ?
by Kartik
31 Oct 2017 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1619
Views: 203805

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

ArjunPandit wrote:Are the sixth and seventh SP5 and SP7?

Yes. Looking forward to seeing pics and hopefully a video of these 2 birds on their first flights. I've been getting anxious about SP-5 and this news that it will have its first flight this week just made my day!
by Kartik
31 Oct 2017 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4972
Views: 413635

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

There is no Bahrain "deal" to analyze as there is only a FMS announcement. Customers, especially those from the Middle East, always request the absolute maximum that they can vis-a-vis hardware, services, and support since FMS process and subsequent approvals between various USG agencies ...

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