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by Neela
07 Aug 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371094

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Very detailed explanation of efforts & knowledge gained on RUAV mentioned above.
Entire video is worth watching though

by Neela
07 Aug 2018 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371094

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

DJI (China) has professional and industrial drones with ranges 7km + , payloads of 10kg. Immensely popular with serious hobbyists worldwide.
The range of drones they have is truly amazing.
by Neela
07 Aug 2018 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371094

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Incidentally Shiv Aroor was mocking at this saying this can be bought online.
by Neela
07 Aug 2018 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371094

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

HAL has developed a rotary UAV demonstrator with 1 hour endurance and 10 km radius. This was to develop many technologies auto-TOL, loiter waypoint navigation etc. The helicopter by itself is an off the shelf buy (but that is not the point). The control is what they were developing. It was importan...
by Neela
06 Aug 2018 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Just read the news the Spicejet will buy Bombarider Q400 . 23 bought. 25 further planned.
Q400 uses PW 12X series turboprops.
We have no R&D or development of turboprops. Surely Surely this is a more achievable target with implications for military transport.
by Neela
04 Aug 2018 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2740
Views: 498984

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

http://agnikul.in/

OUR ROCKET: AGNIBAAN
A launch vehicle capable of carrying up to 100 kg of payload, to low Earth orbits up to 700 km with a plug-and-play engine configuration for an air launch vehicle.
by Neela
23 Jul 2018 13:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4501
Views: 317019

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

India preparing comprehensive aviation plan for 2035: Suresh Prabhu Terming the creation of infrastructure a big challenge, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said India will need at least 1,000 planes in the next few years as it prepares a comprehensive and integrated plan for 2035 t...
by Neela
23 Jul 2018 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 879
Views: 137229

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

Its on the news now.
32 Jaguars
2 MK2s

Refurbished and free of cost included in the deal.

Looks like India & France have had some chat in the background to reveal more details.
by Neela
12 Jul 2018 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Larger aircraft as test beds are chosen because of real estate . FADEC needs hooking up and sensors need to be placed for measuring and monitoring.
by Neela
11 Jul 2018 12:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4501
Views: 317019

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

argghh! Mighty p1ssed today after the 100-150 seater market entrant A220 yesterday. Our RTA programme was scrapped. The playing field has now Irkut MC-21 Sukhoi Super jet Embraer 100 series ( long time players) Mitsubishi Rejoinal Jet Airbus 220 ( renamed from Bombardier C series announced yesterday...
by Neela
09 Jul 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 399893

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

^^ he mentions the drop tank to be 1200 liters, and then can be loaded with 1000 pounder bombs/missiles. That would be around 2k lbs rounded. same mistik that got nasa's b@lls on one of the first mars lander where the brits metric system screwed up measurements. I think he meant the bombs are 1000 ...
by Neela
20 Jun 2018 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2740
Views: 498984

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Rs.1000 for GPS IP in SoC?
~ $15 ? :rotfl:

Bluetooth Low energy for headphones sell at 65 cents. On SoC probably a few dollars.
I am in the wrong business :rotfl:
by Neela
07 May 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4205
Views: 768057

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

JayS wrote:Even Bharat Forge got ToT for STFE. Looks like multiple entities got component level ToT.


JayS Sir,
I can forward the document if you would like. LMW is a Tier I supplier for HAL - so they do have tidbits on other a/c too.

Please let me know by DM.
by Neela
06 May 2018 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4205
Views: 768057

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Excerpt from an Whatsapp investment group I am part of. Company is LMW. Their ATC division is a high margin biz which could be hived off. Another data point here is Def Min Sri.N.Sitharam identifying Coimbatore as defence manufacturing corridor. LMW is already a established player with UAC,HAL, ISRO...
by Neela
23 Mar 2018 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4205
Views: 768057

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

John
Brahmos airframes & fuel tanks are also being targeted for local production with DMRL help
by Neela
10 Mar 2018 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3214
Views: 281326

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

If What SJha says is right, we are missing the bus here. Fully agree with Prasad here. While CMOS is perfect for consumer electronics, GaN on the other hand will find its way wherever high energy, high efficiecy translations are required like transformers and batteries .(power electronics) And that ...
by Neela
08 Mar 2018 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371094

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Who can bring effect these transfers if its not from his Director or RM
by Neela
08 Mar 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 399893

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

Vivek K is right. Now the delay card is being flashed from usual sources. HAL has set up 5/year line, added 3/year line. Then the new 8/year line is coming up. So this is 16/year when it comes through. RM has said they want 24/year. i.e. 8/year line needed. HAL second line costs 1350 crores. This i...
by Neela
07 Mar 2018 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

JayS Sir,
I wonder what work is there when you want to fit M88 core into the Kaveri. What is the learning there for us ?
It does seem like there is very little R&D benefits for us and a big upside to Safran on the sales front.
by Neela
27 Feb 2018 11:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Can someone clarify what the m88 core means. Does it mean turbine section, afterburning section as well HP compressor stages? If it includes the compressor stages, there is little of our own R&D in it. FADEC will also be Snecmas as core fuel injection etc will be controlled through it. That leav...
by Neela
26 Feb 2018 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4145
Views: 351519

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Saurav Jha mentioned last year DRDO is working with Tech Mahindra to develop 200 HP engines to replace Lycming ones used in Rustom II
by Neela
21 Feb 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 399893

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From someone who has a view of HAL Airport runway. He swears Tejas can take off in 300m. From this point 12.949036, 77.656653 (google maps) with thick double bars as starting point , the Tejas takes off regularly just after the second smaller double bars. For what config...?? He is too far away to ...
by Neela
21 Feb 2018 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2017
Views: 399893

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

From someone who has a view of HAL Airport runway.
He swears Tejas can take off in 300m.
From this point12.949036, 77.656653 (google maps) with thick double bars as starting point , the Tejas takes off regularly just after the second smaller double bars.
by Neela
21 Feb 2018 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Are we going in circles here ?
There is a new discussion.
Maitya brings in the excel sheet and explains the problem using numbers. This time ion BPR. 3 pages later it boils down to

- TET
- OPR

And Im reminded of that 1 Pinglish post from N^3.
by Neela
20 Feb 2018 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Sad to read that snippet from SJha about current status of jet dev in the country. So what GTRE is a failure lab? Few people I respect the most are aware of the fact that they have to "unlearn & relearn" many things constantly. Unlearning at a senior age can lead to an impression of b...
by Neela
20 Feb 2018 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Saurav Jha ( read from bottom to top ) ‏ @SJha1618 In any case, the foreign partner was more interested in a much larger project that would have seen the creation of a new core for the Kaveri design for 90 KN plus wet thrust. That project however is also not seeing light of day because GTRE is proba...
by Neela
20 Feb 2018 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Was looking at maitya Sir#s excel and also M88 core numbers
M88 TET is 2870F (1576C) . The last time I read about TET some 5 years back, I recall state of the art being 1400 C :(
by Neela
16 Feb 2018 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4205
Views: 768057

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

REVEALED: Aggressive New Plans For India’s Nirbhay Cruise Missile For starters, in January, the Indian Air Force officially expressed interest in an air-launched version of the Nirbhay, tentatively designated Nirbhay-A for the stand-off air to ground role for its Su-30 MKI jet platform, solidifying...
by Neela
14 Feb 2018 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3560
Views: 443712

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Baba Kalyani interview on Swarajyamag.


This is a smaller engine (for UAVs—unmanned aerial vehicles — and drones), and has about 120kg thrust. We will now target a 400kg thrust, then we will go to a helicopter engine, which is a 1,100kg thrust.
by Neela
02 Feb 2018 12:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 739825

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Not the first time Im hearing about Indian sub communication being hacked @GreatGameIndia Follow Follow @GreatGameIndia More Did you know during #KargilWar with #Pakistan the #TopSecret double-encrypted Indian Naval codes were #hacked that caused the operation to fail. Did you know codes were hacke...
by Neela
19 Jan 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4205
Views: 768057

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Singha wrote:Agni1 RV is the only one ever released. the explosion occurs clearly.


This video amazes me every time.
Some 1000km(?) away, a IR camera is placed with a particular elevation & azimuth. The warhead explosion occurs at inside the view/frame of the camera.
It speaks so much about accuracy
by Neela
06 Jan 2018 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4205
Views: 768057

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

We do this all the time on BRF. A huge percentage of all discussions about weapons is cost estimates. We could give the CAG a run for its money" pun intended. I find cost estimates, development costs, unit costs etc very informative. Developers / Production agencies will need to factor in R&am...
by Neela
03 Jan 2018 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3214
Views: 281326

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

I think this piece of news was missed here. Saras PT1-N had a high speed taxi trials held yesterday. Link contains video. I dunno how to embed twitter video link directly here. One of the reply has a slightly longer length video showing various parameters during trial. https://twitter.com/writetake...
by Neela
30 Dec 2017 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 873
Views: 177567

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Armenia interested in purchasing Radars from India.
by Neela
27 Dec 2017 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4353
Views: 713833

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Take a look at the HAL Shakti turboshaft, which is a Turbomeca turboshaft in all respects. Can India build a Shakti-type turboshaft from scratch? I don't believe it can. But has that stopped HAL for doing screwdrivergiri on that engine for the Dhruv helo? Nope. A similar model will likely be adopte...
by Neela
09 Dec 2017 00:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 498134

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If a IL-78 MKI can refuel 7 Su30-MKIs, it can refuel at least 12 LCAs.

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