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by Neela
21 Feb 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 24961

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: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 148
Views: 24961

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: 3868
Views: 604979

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: 3868
Views: 604979

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: 3868
Views: 604979

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: 3868
Views: 604979

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: 3088
Views: 502880

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: 3271
Views: 348595

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4023
Views: 567950

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: 3088
Views: 502880

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: 3088
Views: 502880

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: 2913
Views: 193863

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: 854
Views: 166859

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: 3868
Views: 604979

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: 463057

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If a IL-78 MKI can refuel 7 Su30-MKIs, it can refuel at least 12 LCAs.
by Neela
07 Dec 2017 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4194
Views: 128066

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Ha the Russian is indulging Blah Blah Blah and cares two hoots about India remaining outside NSG. Knows pretty well China is going to Veto it. He is speaking with a forked tongue. Remember the Russians supported UK against India in Security Council voting for the ICJ Judge. Cannot be trusted at all...
by Neela
04 Dec 2017 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 604979

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Im tired of searching for news on HAL HTFE and HTSE. Ive done that every single week for the last year. Nothing is coming out since the first firing of engines by Parrikar. It was on that occasion when he said 6000-8000 engines will be needed over the next decade.
by Neela
29 Nov 2017 04:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463057

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If India decides to sell the LCA Tejas to other countries ( to keep HAL lines busy ) , what features would one downgrade in the Mk1 to ensure only India has the best specs while the customer gets a decent version?
by Neela
24 Nov 2017 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 502880

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I thought Brahmos can do low altitude attacks (5 metres). At those altitudes, radars have difficulty due to sea clutter.
by Neela
20 Nov 2017 11:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463057

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Doctor,
Are you willing to publish this article?

Can we take this discussion offline. PLease let me know which email address I should contact you on.
by Neela
17 Nov 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 502880

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Interesting. Where does this Sengupta say this..? any Link..? The impression I got from the marketing guy of Poer Jet when I talked to him in AI 17 was that the bigger engines are still a bit into future. They were working only on the smallest one. It would be rather impressive if they are already ...
by Neela
09 Nov 2017 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 502880

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Probably batch-1 Nirbhay will be inducted with TJ. Hopefully, HAL Engine division will start working on whatever little SFC improvements that can be achieved on PTAE. BTW, HAL Engine division was also responsible for development Shakti-Ardiden engine. Wonder if they are working on improving the sam...
by Neela
07 Nov 2017 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 502880

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Nirbhay has been test-fired.
Let us hope all goes well.

INDRA Networks‏
@IndianDefenceRA

#BREAKING: @DRDO_India test fires cruise #missile Nirbhay from a defence range off #Odisha coast. (TheNewIndianXpress )
7:14 AM - 7 Nov 2017
by Neela
06 Nov 2017 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3088
Views: 502880

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Its Nirbhay onlee.

@ANI

Test of Nirbhay missile (India's first home-grown, long range, subsonic cruise missile) will be next week: DRDO Chairman S Christopher
8:29 AM - 5 Nov 2017
by Neela
23 Sep 2017 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2091
Views: 330498

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Okay, VRDE has selected the diesel engine for the Rustom. It is looking for a piggyback ECU for fuel control. But what is this base engine. Can somebody identify. Here are the characteristics: Four stroke, Four cylinder, Common rail, Turbocharged, intercooled diesel engine. 2.2 ltr, 115 kW at 4000 ...
by Neela
04 Sep 2017 10:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 3637
Views: 210936

Re: Internal Security Watch

The whole Rohingya issue sounds fishy & there seems to be larger interests at play. How come no one talks about dialogue between Rohingyas & Myanmar. The only solution being proposed seems to involve India accepting them. I am reminded of a BBC program on how India should accept Rohingyas a ...
by Neela
03 Sep 2017 13:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism
Replies: 1000
Views: 67745

Re: Malegaon blasts and the limits of fake secularism

As long as there is no price to pay, you will see Col Purohit's saga being repeated elsewhere. @tehseenp Satya Pal Singh who was responsible for the Pune German Bakery Bomb Blast is all set to be promoted to become a Union Minister. 6:59 PM - 2 Sep 2017 ( This, when he was appointed Mumbai commision...
by Neela
30 Aug 2017 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Industrial development & the evolution of military aviation
Replies: 128
Views: 4858

Re: Industrial development & the evolution of military aviation

Vidur, Thanks for this post. I just have one question to get a clearer picture. How much discretionary powers in finance matters do DRDO chief;s get. In other words, how much budget do they get that they spend on their choices without having to go the MoD or MoF. The reason for asking this is becaus...
by Neela
30 Jul 2017 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362717

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Small anecdote. At a tennis league, played with someone working on geospatial information at a small company based out of Munich. He says he verifies data provided by farmers who claim EU farm subsidy. He said his company uses IRS satellite data and also resells them for both rural and urban needs. ...
by Neela
16 Jul 2017 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 746
Views: 79265

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^The article says: __________________ However, the Indian view is that the nationality of an individual can only be established by an investigation conducted by Indian agencies, and not on the basis of information provided by UK authorities. The investigation involves police in India confirming th...
by Neela
12 Jul 2017 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362717

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Isro develops ship-based tracking antenna terminal Istrac developed a 4.6 metre SBT antenna terminal The SBT Antenna system consists of 3-axis antenna mount, a motion simulator, reflector and feed, servo control systems and radio frequency electronics. Mechanical Systems Area (MSA) of Istrac made a...
by Neela
07 Jul 2017 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 847613

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Been trawling the interweb trying to find info on Chinese deployments in actual war zones.. Saw some reports of their peacekeeping missions in Africa (along with some cheque book diplomacy of course).. Came across a report of Chinese peacekeepers abandoning posts, leaving behind weapons and ammo :e...
by Neela
06 Jul 2017 14:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 847613

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I wonder if a Pro-independent President in Taiwan is of any use here. Joint Military exercises near Kinmen islands?
by Neela
04 Jul 2017 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2558
Views: 449803

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Exports are fine.. and the IAF can use it too.. I would have liked more picket fence AWACS too. But the issue is this, is the effort wasted? Not really, IAF is taking all 3 AEW&C aircraft as versus the original plan for 2. Plus AWACS India is now committed with 6 aircraft order noted. These wil...
by Neela
04 Jul 2017 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2230
Views: 362717

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Following up on earlier posts on Cartosats. More details here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32023.480 Castosat 2E was launched last month. Next is Cartosat3 series with resolution of 0.25m . Mar '18 - Cartosat 3 Mar '19 - Cartosat 3A Mar '20 - Cartosat 3B
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2558
Views: 449803

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

I beg to differ with Karan and Rohitvats for different reasons. There has been immense effort gone into developing the program. That IP developed , including hardware, software, logistics, mission planning all of that _is_ cost from a business sense. Why not hive it off as a business with proper sup...
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2558
Views: 449803

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Vivek K wrote:There is only one - Stupidity!!
India can never mass manufacture even a needle leave alone an AEW aircraft.


DRDO chief Mr.Christopher mentioned in an interview EMB145 platform will continue for export.
Dont know the status.

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