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by sankum
22 May 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 32232

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Then NLCA is not on autothrottle like F18 magic carpet SW upgrade. May be in future SW upgrade is planned to give it autothrottle feature while landing. Though it is simple and safe with lighter load on pilot than older system with no such facility, the only drawback being that both hands of pilot w...
by sankum
22 May 2019 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 32232

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Thanks Indranil ,Waiting for your article on NLCA mk2.
Understood that pilot input is on both axis. :rotfl:
by sankum
22 May 2019 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 32232

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil,
While landing the NLCA is on autotrottle just like Mig29k so that the pilot workload is reduced as he has to align the aircraft to just the centreline of runway and FCS takes care of the rest?
by sankum
02 May 2019 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 111696

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

If IN preference is for Naval Panther then nluh version of naval Dhruv will beat it on price.
In the lighter class naval Ka226 will beat others on price.
by sankum
02 May 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 111696

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Hal two bids are Ka226 and nluh version of naval Dhruv with automatic folding of rotors and tail and MTOW restricted to 5T.
by sankum
28 Apr 2019 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 32232

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Thanks Indranil and your panwalas and chaiwallas. My estimate for Naval LCA mk2 is 8T empty weight , 3.8T internal fuel 500kg more than MWF for a clean take off weight of 12.5T and a payload of 4.5 T for MTOW of 17T. Can you get it confirmed. I am doubtful for Stobar 17 T MTOW is possible with 10T t...
by sankum
05 Apr 2019 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 111696

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

INS Vikramaditya has two combination of airwing.

24 Mig29k + 6 Helos=30 Aircrafts.

21 Mig 29k + 13 Helos= 34 Aircraft.

The standard complement is 20 Mig 29K + 8 helos=28 Aircraft.
by sankum
12 Mar 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 968
Views: 235399

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The 'guided' Pinaka is basically a Pinaka-II with a modern inertial navigation system. As such, Pinaka-II weighs 325 kg with a warhead weight of 112 kg and the rocket length is 5.175 metres. The Mk-II rocket is larger and longer than the Mk-I rocket & achieves greater range. Saurav Jha twitter
by sankum
01 Mar 2019 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 32232

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

NP5 is NLCA mk1trainer.
NP3 and NP4 are NLCA mk2 single seater.
by sankum
28 Feb 2019 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 419023

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Aeromag show daily 1 Interview-Dr. Girish S. Deodhare Programme Director, Combat Aircraft & Director, ADA We needed a higher thrust engine for AMCA which is currently not available. So, while developing a higher thrust engine, in the meantime we are going ahead with the existing engine that is ...
by sankum
28 Feb 2019 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 57100

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Aeromag show daily 1 Interview-Dr. Girish S. Deodhare Programme Director, Combat Aircraft & Director, ADA The Airforce Mark-2 design has been completed. This is a medium weight fighter which has almost 1.8 times the payload capabilities of Mark-1. It is a long-range medium weight aircraft and c...
by sankum
28 Feb 2019 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 32232

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Aeromag show daily 1 Interview-Dr. Girish S. Deodhare Programme Director, Combat Aircraft & Director, ADA Navy Mark-2 design has been completed and the aircraft is being realised and it should be ready in about 18 months.(July 2020) We plan to complete Shore Based Carrier Compatibility testing ...
by sankum
27 Feb 2019 22:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 133160

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

The vast criminal jehadi Pakistan establishment are showing that they will never back down or surrender their jehadi infrastructure. This will finally end in major destruction of Pakistani military infrastructure and capture of Pakistani Punjab chicken neck area in this time period or it will be del...
by sankum
23 Feb 2019 02:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 854358

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

Thanks. Indranil and JayS for the great article.
by sankum
22 Feb 2019 08:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 165093

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The IN was already objecting as one lift of INS Vikramaditya is 8.6m wide and NLCA mk2 is 8.9m wide. Therefore no scope of adding wingtip missile.
by sankum
21 Feb 2019 20:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

Thanks JayS. whether the centreline pylon will be able to carry 1320 Lt EFT.
by sankum
21 Feb 2019 20:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

I am putting just 1000kg pgm there. Doubt whether it can carry 1320litre EFT or 1500kg pgm.
by sankum
21 Feb 2019 17:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

In the Livefist video 1000Kg weapons are planned on MWF. If mid wing station hardpoint payload has been raised to 1000Kg from 800Kg in mk1 and innermost hardpoint to 1500Kg from 1200Kg. Max loadout 2*1500kg brahmos loadout+3*1000Kg PGMs+200kg optronic pod+250kg pgm on belly hardpint parallel to optr...
by sankum
21 Feb 2019 17:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

Saurav Jha @SJha1618 That is an aspiration. The IAF wants at least 6 tons. I spent a couple of hours at the place you mention. @rahul_dhammi Replying to @SJha1618 Payload is 6.5 Tons as mentioned by Group Head of ADA , not 6.0 tons as mentioned by you. IAF is okay if empty weight of MWF hits 7.5T. ...
by sankum
20 Feb 2019 23:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 165093

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

There are 11 hardpoints. Two more on both sides of centreline belly hardpoint to carry two BVR as shown in NLCA mk2 model in aeroindia thread.
by sankum
20 Feb 2019 23:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 165093

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

There are only 9 hardpoints. The belly can carry 2 BVR AAM in multirack as the wheels have moved out.
by sankum
20 Feb 2019 23:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 165093

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Thanks, Indranil. Please post all the info graphic you have and waiting for the article.
by sankum
20 Feb 2019 18:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

They are trying to achieve Rafale like metrics
9.5T empty wt+0.8T misc+4.7T internal fuel+9.5T payload=24.5T MTOW.
The misc for Tejas mk1 is 0.8T not 1T. Even if they achieve 8T instead of 7T empty weight for mk2
it will be OK .
by sankum
20 Feb 2019 15:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

7T is the intended empty weight as MTOW 17.5T and payload of 6.5T for clean weight of 11T.
Minus 3.3T internal fuel and rest 700kg for 2CCM, pilot weight, cannon ammo, chaff, flare and pylons.
by sankum
20 Feb 2019 15:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

The internal fuel is 3300kg and not 3300lt as given above.
by sankum
20 Feb 2019 11:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

The aspect ratio is off by 13% for mid section and 5% for rear section as compared to front section which also must be off. The overall aircraft is sleeker than the conjoined three section diagrams. It has IRST in nose and four SRAAM and four BVR AAM in multi-rack in mid wing station as standard com...
by sankum
19 Feb 2019 19:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 854358

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

Yes it is supersonic underbelly fuel tank maybe 725 litre.
by sankum
19 Feb 2019 19:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 854358

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

Yes that is Brahmos ng. That means payload of innermost wing station has been increased to 1500kg from 1200kg.
by sankum
19 Feb 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 304336

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Dhruv Rotor and tail folding
The Rotor is folded so that one blade remain forward and rest 3 backward and the folded width get reduced to 2.7m as compared to 5.7m as per interview of HAL test pilot.
by sankum
11 Feb 2019 21:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

Add 4 % of MTOW 17.5T I.e 700kg as landing gear weight. Though this is a 25 year old data.
by sankum
11 Feb 2019 20:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

Stub wings are parts of main wing.
by sankum
11 Feb 2019 20:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

The engine nozzle will extend beyond rear. 3.3m section by 80-90cm and some portion of section may overlap therefore length estimate is 14.5m.
by sankum
11 Feb 2019 18:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

Tejas mk2 cross sectional diagrams in HAL jig assembly tenders. Front section with canards http://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/TenderDoc/19865_TenderPDF1_RFI%20FF.pdf Mid section http://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/TenderDoc/19864_TenderPDF1_RFI%20CF.pdf Rear section http://hal-india.co.in/Commo...
by sankum
20 Jan 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2675
Views: 539498

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

If they are ordering only 8 Su 30mki, that means they are keeping capital free to buy additional 36 Rafale in 2022-25 time period.
by sankum
12 Dec 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 111696

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Both carriers when operational in 2020 will have 20 fighters each as standard complement for a total of 40 fighters active at sea. IN requires minimum 60 naval fighters from 2020 to 2030 till IAC 2 becomes operational. A minimum 20 Mig 29K order to take the total to 65 nos will be sufficient if NLCA...
by sankum
07 Dec 2018 16:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 854358

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

70% payload of Rafale with estimated empty weight of 7T+internal fuel of 3.2T for clean weight of 11T and with payload of 6.5T for MTOW of 17.5T.
by sankum
11 Nov 2018 23:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 854358

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

It is expected that the DAL(Drawing Applicability List) or the build-standard of eight trainers in the FOC version will be now be ready by February 2019 and the first plane will be likely available to IAF by September, 2021.

by sankum
09 Oct 2018 14:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

Tejas mk2 is an incremental upgrade over mk1 for minimum gestation period. You are asking for totally new Aircraft.
by sankum
09 Oct 2018 14:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 213263

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

Thanks. For the first time I have seen this.

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