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by Neela
20 Sep 2018 10:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1557
Views: 183356

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Mallya vs Christian Michel ?

We will need Christian Michel until May 2019.
by Neela
18 Sep 2018 10:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1557
Views: 183356

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

Came here to see comments and was not disappointed :D Dailymail is clever with its headline. The "word" India in its headline would have brought out the scum. Some time back, when a desi-origin boy won some smart kid TV competition , the comments on twitter UK were mainly on how this kid w...
by Neela
14 Sep 2018 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2970
Views: 536635

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

ISRO Spy Verdict Out: SC says Former ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan "unfairly Arrested & Harassed", Orders Rs 50 Lakh Compensation 100% literate state's police personnel who tortured him were: DGP Siby Mathews SP K K Joshua SP S Vijayan I understand that above folk could be the last-m...
by Neela
31 Aug 2018 21:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

Throughout history, the Church was either tamed, and when not, it was in overt power. I cannot put these in clear words...but the Church's strong association with rulers & governments is always present. Looks like they feed off each other somehow in a weird struggle - Holy Roman Empire - Henry V...
by Neela
31 Aug 2018 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

I always wonder why powerful,elected leaders with democratic sanction,police and intelligence inputs dont stand up to the church . My initial guess was that the Church is too strongly embedded into the power structure. So I read up some history. The colossal & dark shift came when Roman rulers a...
by Neela
31 Aug 2018 10:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

In Ireland, the church has seen a massive massive drop in followers. The pedophilia & anti-abortion stand from the Church was on slow boil. Then the tragic,cruel case of Halapanavar happened, . Imagine the fury of women against the Church when it dictates their fate through doctors. Ms Halappana...
by Neela
30 Aug 2018 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization
Replies: 88
Views: 4987

Re: Pedophilia/Pederasty/Infidelity Crisis in the Roman Catholic Organization

On German radio 2 days back. Ukraine is considering breaking ties with Russian Orthodox church and going it alone. They want direct association with the Orthodox church in Constatinople. And the Russians are heading there to prevent this from happening. Only goes to show the power these folks yield ...
by Neela
24 Aug 2018 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 68556

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

http://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1543718#.W36ogs7DL54.twitter Ministry of Defence Indian Navy Seeks to Induct Newer and Advanced Technologies Posted On: 23 AUG 2018 5:53PM by PIB Delhi An exclusive interaction session was organized by the Indian Navy with Professor Emeritus Co...
by Neela
22 Aug 2018 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

1. People did not switch to turboprops because they are more modern. They are necessitated as one goes for larger UAVs. 2. Turboprops don’t give higher endurance, but shorter response time and better high altitude performance. 3. There is nothing stopping us from developing UAVs using turboprops. W...
by Neela
07 Aug 2018 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2205
Views: 375963

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: 2205
Views: 375963

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: 2205
Views: 375963

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: 2205
Views: 375963

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

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 Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2970
Views: 536635

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: 4557
Views: 327312

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: 1147
Views: 167596

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

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: 4557
Views: 327312

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: 2379
Views: 474213

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 Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2970
Views: 536635

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4503
Views: 825724

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4503
Views: 825724

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 & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4503
Views: 825724

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: 3268
Views: 297810

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: 2205
Views: 375963

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: 2379
Views: 474213

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

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: 4187
Views: 363113

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: 2379
Views: 474213

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: 2379
Views: 474213

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

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: News & Discussion
Replies: 4363
Views: 723964

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...

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