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by Picklu
27 Oct 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 601851

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

My understanding is that the bofors blueprints were not complete. The proper ToT for the Breech Block were held back. This is similar to what Suzuki does with gearbox, does not allow Maruthi to cut the umbilical chord. We got the relevant breech technology from Yehudi land via Soltam upgrade. Dhanus...
by Picklu
26 Oct 2018 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 601851

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Picklu Thanks. Yes you are right. What I wanted was the RAP not the drag reduction unit. Don't think we have any RAP in our inventory to test/reverse engineer. Developing a RAP ab initio would be a major project; the test data required to develop a rocket motor that can withstand a gun launch and s...
by Picklu
25 Oct 2018 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4753
Views: 601851

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Ramana, small nitpick . The BT/BB stands for boat tail base bleed and is not really a rocket motor. It increases the range of the shell NOT by providing thrust but by reducing drag . It is a fumer or slow burning charge really, generating gas to fill up the vaccum at the base end of the projectile a...
by Picklu
23 Oct 2018 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3171
Views: 574366

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

I agree with putting a man in space being the common denominator. But are we augmenting space launch capability or capacity by virtue of it? It worries me that putting three men in space will stretch ISROs resources till 2021. Electric propulsion, Stages for ULV/HLV/TSTO etc. are going to take a ba...
by Picklu
22 Oct 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3171
Views: 574366

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

I agree that this reads like a opinioned hatchet job. But, from the outside, it does look like that we lack an ambitious and systematic route to higher capacity. I mean the PMO put in a timeline for the Human space flight. But where is the systematic timeline for the electric propulsion, SCE200, SC...
by Picklu
17 Oct 2018 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3533
Views: 412963

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Being in battle is not a joke.. At the end of the day, being in an armed service is a job of human butchery. You identify an enemy and you murder them with the greatest efficiency possible. All the sugar coating aside, that is what the job is. To expect these guys to behave like civil police is an ...
by Picklu
11 Oct 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Katare wrote:Go HAL, make jingos happy!!

IR was this the news that you were hiding???? May be there is more to come?? :)


IR can not escape so easily. The word "envelop" was used.
by Picklu
09 Oct 2018 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3669
Views: 483310

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I wish the KA226 goes to Navy. They have twin engine for safety, higher volume cabin for lesser overall space requirement and swappable payload to tailor for SAR, utility, ASW etc.

The IA and IAF should go to LUH.
by Picklu
09 Oct 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 161537

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

If you observe carefully, the inlet has moved forward of the wing, so no spill ducts required. Quite a radical redesign from the original. Not sure whether this is a concept study or a design frozen for prototyping. Needless to say, more changes mean more CLAW changes leading to more flight testing...
by Picklu
03 Oct 2018 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759173

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

In addition to what Chetak has said, for all we care, we should loan an existing F404 to IAI to proof the modification. Once they proof the mod and come up with various SOP to test the engine(F404) in different flight profile, we replace F404 and load Kaveri on it. Why complicate this unnecessarily?
by Picklu
02 Oct 2018 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759173

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

About the ideal engine for Saras and our future cargo planes, I think we should immediately start research towards the below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_GE36 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Nasa_ge_udf.jpg Note: it used a modified F404. We have gained quite a ...
by Picklu
02 Oct 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759173

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

No airplane manufacturing company will warrant their aircraft to be used as FTB for an unproven engine. And if they do, they will charge an arm and a leg and some more. ........ As you can see in the image below, the unproven engine is a deadweight for most of the flying time. And as the name sugge...
by Picklu
01 Oct 2018 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1040
Views: 102555

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

There is a reason why Trump has banned imf bail out for chinese loans. It effectively rewards China. They get full ROI on their loan and by enforcing utilization of their man and material for these projects, they get double benefit. It is like the whole world paying for bolstering China's own econom...
by Picklu
01 Oct 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 759173

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Any man rated Indian engine on squadron service would be a red letter day.

Note: man rated. Wankel engines powering drones don't count, though an important first step towards reliability data collection.
by Picklu
26 Sep 2018 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Since Kaveri’s been separated from Tejas program and like ramana said, all its planned variants have their engines selected as of now, Kaveri has no future with LCA. Besides that current Kaveri even when fully tested would have serious performance shortfalls for today’s and future versions of LCA. ...
by Picklu
26 Sep 2018 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Picklu, Why didn't you say that earlier? What you are saying is that DRDO/HAL should use the 52/75 KN Kaveri and see how it performs in squadron service and not wait for the 52/81KN Kaveri. Mean time they can do product improvement to get to 81 KN or better. Yes Sir, thank you and Ks_sachin to fina...
by Picklu
25 Sep 2018 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

RD-33, AL-31FP - examples galore that certification is not the end of the road but just a milestone; only during squadron service the engine is really proven. Anyway, this is semantics. Picklu, come on! The above is anything but semantics. RD-33 is from Klimov and AL-31FP is from UEC Saturn (former...
by Picklu
25 Sep 2018 02:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1040
Views: 102555

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Dhaka, Bhutan, Myanmar under control.

Sri lanka and Maldives reverted back to the fold.

Next Nepal.
by Picklu
25 Sep 2018 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Err, RM, Engine and Radar are not just individual a/c parts like tail planes or nosewheels. mk2 got accepted with GE414 instead of EJ200, are you saying IAF had no say on that matter? Or the Re-engine of Jags, going against the OEM choice of engine? What was that news of EL/M2052 ToT condition of be...
by Picklu
25 Sep 2018 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Picklu et al we are running ourselves into circles. The Tejas Mk1A and Mk2 have already designated engine. GE 414. Kaveri is coming along. Yes it has to be certified before it gets integrated in Tejas. When it is ready it will be flown on one of the LSPs. i remember some 1000 hours of bench testing...
by Picklu
25 Sep 2018 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Even a certified kaveri remains untested/unproven without squadron service ; similar to what LCA mk1 was till LSP. Picklu, that is incorrect. When the Kaveri turbofan enters an operational squadron it is *FULLY* tested/proven/certified. There is no more testing left to do at that stage. Testing and...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2018 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

The recent pronouncement from snecma is that kaveri is ready to fly on a plane (not engine test bed but an actual plane) Yes Picklu, but you do not raise an *ENTIRE* squadron for that purpose :) You test it on a LSP, ensure that it meets design parameters and certify it. And then and *ONLY* then ca...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2018 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Kaveri, until it can prove consistency will be not be deployed on a single engine fighter like LCA. It may be okay for 2 engine, if one fails the other will be present. Kaveri, the way I see will go on to UCAV first. It makes sense. Better to crash a UAV, than a jet with a human in it. Flying test ...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

No firm orders for either Mk1A or Mk2 as of today. The only firm, on paper signed and stamped order is for 40 Mk1s. Mk1A and Mk2 numbers are just an expression of interest. However, it doesn't matter too much since ghar kii hii baat hai. As soon as HAL is ready with the product, there will be cost ...
by Picklu
24 Sep 2018 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4838
Views: 914122

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Do we care about Depleted Uranium's toxicity? For one, it will only be used on Paki land. Secondly, with so many nuclear plants coming up, it might be a good way to dispose off some waste. As for humanity, who will blame us? US and UK used it in Middle-East with impunity. In peace time, it would be...
by Picklu
23 Sep 2018 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1009407080233619456 Saurav Jha @SJha1618 France's Safran Aircraft Engines, which carried out a technical audit on @DRDO_India's Kaveri jet engine development program, has stated in a report that the engine had attained sufficient maturity to be integrated with an ...
by Picklu
23 Sep 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4838
Views: 914122

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

From neighbourhood chaiwala? for one thing use of depleted uranium rounds is extremely irresponsible., its irradiating a large part of land inhospitable for centuries. granted it is far dense than a tungsten round but its a definite no in a humanitarian sense Actually tungsten is denser (19.3 vs 19...
by Picklu
23 Sep 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Picklu, see this article from April 2017.... Foreign expertise key to fire up India's jets https://www.deccanherald.com/content/607212/foreign-expertise-key-fire-up.html SoP prototypes have achieved dry thrust goals though having demonstrated about 52 KN without afterburner. However, current Kaveri...
by Picklu
23 Sep 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Admiral, you are not getting it. I am not advocating uncertified kaveri; For squadron service, I want certified kaveri only. Is mk1a flying? is mk2? didn't iaf order 83 mk1a and 201 mk2? This is basically a vote of confidence from IAF that they will induct that many as long as mk1a, mk2 get certifie...
by Picklu
23 Sep 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Picklu, with regards to Point 2, it will not work. Kaveri must not only fly, it must also be proven (certified) and meet design specifications. The IAF will not accept it otherwise. The IAF will never take an unproven engine into combat or even fly it during peacetime. That will not happen. I would...
by Picklu
23 Sep 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

nam wrote:I believe we have already received couple of F414s.


IIRC, Received two 414 and both malfunctioned. Someone pretty higher up complained publicly
by Picklu
22 Sep 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

Picklu, What do you suggest for IAF to do wrt Tejas? 1. Order 2 more squadron of mk1 right now before switching over to mk1a (everyone and their mother, including drdo, ada and hal, know the current mk1a timeline is unrealistic; all large programs, be it USA/EU or India, all have similar delay; dif...
by Picklu
22 Sep 2018 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

wah! 18 squads of Mk1, 1a, and Tejas Mk2 ! I can expect at least 10 squadrons of AMCA for 2030 and beyond as well, replacing+augmenting Migs, Rafales and Jags All with ameriki engines?? talk about eggs and baskets. :mrgreen: shhh... don't mention amriki... cause we can't compromise on engine perfor...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2018 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 580180

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

I cannot. This is a public forum. It is not just me. Many here (in the know) are keeping their mouth shut. There is enormous pressure on HAL. They are doing their best. It is a complex problem to bring everybody up to a point that where we can build state-of-the-art 4.5 gen fighters at speed. No do...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2018 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358284

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

ParGha Ji, you have missile armed destroyers and frigates rather than gun and armoured Yamato and Iowa class battleships. The writing is on the wall. The tank gun and armour is obsolete. As ships use missiles and CIWS, combat vehicles will use missiles and APS. There is no melee in naval combat any...
by Picklu
20 Sep 2018 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358284

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^ Tsarkar sir, isn't the Invar a guided missile (laser beam riding, controlled by the tank gunner)... needing guidance till impact.. thereby meaning that it is also LOS dependent. Or was that only limited to the older gen versions? INVAR missile is indeed laser beam riding but the laser designation...
by Picklu
18 Sep 2018 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358284

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Tsarkar-ji, if you take out the armor and the main gun, it is a missile carrier - no longer a tank. It too has an important role in th future, but it does not replace a tank. ParGha Ji, you have missile armed destroyers and frigates rather than gun and armoured Yamato and Iowa class battleships. Th...
by Picklu
17 Sep 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4838
Views: 914122

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:Developed per IA SQRs. They specify the range etc.


The only predictable part of an IA SQR is that they keep changing with foreign brochure.
by Picklu
13 Sep 2018 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382637

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Which is better? to have an aircraft with reduced performance or having no aircraft at all since all 324 are down due to sanctions? Even actual sanction won't be required, just threat of it would be enough.

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