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by sankum
24 Feb 2020 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4217
Views: 947485

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

http://delhidefencereview.com/2020/02/2 ... gy-part-i/

A Deep Dive Into ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology – Part I
by sankum
22 Feb 2020 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610126

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The standard complement of INS Vikramaditya is 20 Mig 29k+ 4 Ka28+ 4Ka31. The standard complement of INS Vikrant is 20 Mig29k+ 6 Ka28+ 4Ka 31. When both carriers are at sea we require 60 mig 29k so that 40 Mig 29k are available at 67% availability rate. We will have to order minimum 16 Mig 29 k for ...
by sankum
21 Feb 2020 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27206

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

The 111 nos NLUH will have torpedo/ depth charge attack capability guided by other platforms.
by sankum
21 Feb 2020 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27206

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

The other rotor aircraft which will be inducted or countinue to be in service.

Ka28 14 nos (10 ASW+ 4 Training)

Ka31 24 nos

Naval Dhruv 24 nos ( 16 ASW+ 8 Utility)

Chetak 8 nos

NLUH 111 nos
by sankum
21 Feb 2020 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27206

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Most of the IN frigates and destroyers are currently deployed without their complementary helos , i would say IN needs more than this number when the AC is taken into account. Could you break it down as to why 24+124 NMRH are required for the number of surface combatants that the IN has? In the fir...
by sankum
17 Feb 2020 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196146

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

No , the idrw article is copy of tarmak video where the speaker while talking of wingtip station starts talking that astra missile will be integrated. He doesn't say that it is on wing tip . This is idrw copy interpretation of that video in words. The mention of podded gun in the Tejas mk2 infoboard...
by sankum
08 Feb 2020 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196146

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

IAF is okay with empty weight at 7.5T according to Sjha and the tender for MWF tyres at HAL website gave MTOW at 18.2T. Thus a margin of 700 Kg is there.
by sankum
08 Feb 2020 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196146

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

. Rakesh wrote Did you take this picture or is this from a website? Reason I am asking is because I added this picture in the first page and need to give credit. Kindly advise. Thanks shobhits for the picture. Sorry I was in sleep, He is the first to put in on net .Others will now lap it up as it i...
by sankum
08 Feb 2020 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25719

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Thanks shobhits. Felt as if I was at defexpo.
by sankum
06 Feb 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848242

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Seems they are waiting for finances to get freed post purchase of Apache and Chinooks therefore delaying Indian helicopter programs for staggered purchase.
by sankum
06 Feb 2020 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848242

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IN and CG have already ordered 32 Dhruv with 3 rotors folded back and one in front for operation from ship adding to 8 ALH in IN and 3 ALH in CG already in service.
Why reject the automatic rotor and tail folding version for a very expensive import.
by sankum
04 Feb 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196146

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

The fuselage centre weapon station is rated for 1800 kg payload.
Can anyone get the payload of other pylons from defexpo 2020.
by sankum
03 Feb 2020 09:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196146

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

https://t.co/CLgABHrFlT?amp=1

Nose probe removed for better radar performance radome.

1800 kg class standoff weapon Rudra M3 can be carried

8 BVR missiles can be carried

Better intakes. MAWS
by sankum
02 Feb 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848242

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indian helicopter acquisition is strange. As per media 200 Ka226 will cost 4 billion dollars.i.e,20 million dollar per helicopter. ALH cost come at around Rs 75 Crore per unit i.e, 10.5 million dollar per unit. November 2019 order for 6 ALH is Rs 275 Cr only around 7 million dollar per unit. IN NLUH...
by sankum
28 Jan 2020 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537669

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

Don't worry IAF first choice is 114 Rafales . The circus is just to get the best deal. Expect 114 Rafales in the timeperiod 2022-32 @12/yr for 2billion dollar per year for total 20b dollar.
It is for this only. More Su 30 and Tejas are not being ordered than planned to keep finances free post 2022.
by sankum
26 Jan 2020 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4082
Views: 940214

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

As far I remember it is Rs 3000Cr around 860 million dollar for 30 airfields. The author is out by a factor 10.
by sankum
25 Jan 2020 07:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651902

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Kartik you have mised out on FY 2024-25. Your order will be over by 2027. 201 MWF and even if 250 AMCA are orderred around 50 SPORTS trainer wil be required in 2024 -28 timeperiod and Tejas production can be pushed upto 24/year in the said timeperiod and 8 year production of MWF @24/year upto 2036 c...
by sankum
08 Jan 2020 01:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34846

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

MTOW 24T and payload is 9 T so that we have a clean take of weight of 15 T which is same as that of Rafale. Rafale has internal fuel of 4.7T and if we take is same for ORCA both have same empty weight. TEDBF empy weight will be 1T heavier than ORCA so we have clean take of weight of 16T with payload...
by sankum
07 Jan 2020 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651902

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

10 Tejas Trainers of 83 Tejas mk1a order will be of mk1 standard just like 8 nos Tejas Trainers of initial 40 Tejas mk1 standard planned to be delivered in 2021-23.
by sankum
05 Jan 2020 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34846

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

The aspect ratio seem to be offset by 10 percent when compared with asraam and astra missile . Estimate as compared to length of asraam of 2.9m around 17m and width between 11m to 12m in HVT picture. And folded width should be less than 18.8m by 8.6m dimension of smaller lift of INS Vikramaditya wit...
by sankum
05 Jan 2020 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34846

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

On carrier picture is also there. Scroll left right after clicking on twitter picture. All pictures should be on page 1. 3 pictures left. Total 7 pictures
by sankum
05 Jan 2020 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34846

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

DSI intakes. Same intakes to MWF can be expected.
by sankum
05 Jan 2020 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34846

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Thanks ashishvikas. The TEDBF will cost $76m per unit and airforce variant will cost 5 to 10 million dollar less and development cost is $1.8 billion dollar. The total number of weapon station is 13 nos with one front side weapon station on fuselage dedicated to LDP and interestingly other 3 side we...
by sankum
19 Dec 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80885

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I am expecting TEDBF to be non stealthy derivative of AMCA.
by sankum
19 Dec 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80885

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

The AMCA will internal carry 1.5 T payload which is likely to be 2 *500 kg JDAM + 2*250 kg BVR AAM. The two 500 kg JDAM can be replaced by 2 500 kg fuel tanks of 40 cm by 40 cm by 3.8m of max 600 litre capacity. The AMCA will still be able to carry 2 BVR AAM along with internal total 1200 litre fuel...
by sankum
19 Nov 2019 02:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

The TEDBF will need to have wing folding so that folded width is less than 8m so that it can freely use the 8.6m width lift in INS Vikramaditya.
by sankum
16 Nov 2019 16:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

I second that. TEDBF better be a non stealthy naval version of AMCA mk1 with internal bay used to carry extra fuel and total internal fuel of 8.5T.
by sankum
16 Nov 2019 15:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

My preference would have been NAMCA mk1 by 2030. But as HVT in his tweet pointed out that NAMCA will require enlarged folding wing and LREX for carrier operations. I think given timeline required IN is taking best way forward by developing TEDBF according to its requirement better than Rafale and Su...
by sankum
16 Nov 2019 13:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

2 F 125 engine are grossly underpowerred for 10 thrust engine 17T NLCA mk2. Both Rafale and Superhornet cant go aboard present Stobar cariers without serious compromises.
by sankum
16 Nov 2019 13:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

The tender for MRCBF clearly states the requirement for operation from stobar carriers which are designed around mig 29k. TEDBF will be designed for both stobar carriers and IAC2 and should be available around 2030 and naval AMCA around 2040 to replace mig 29k.
by sankum
16 Nov 2019 13:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

Both INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant have standard load of 20 fighters and peak load of 24 fighters. If both carriers are at sea IN requirement will be 48 fighters plus 24 fighters a reserve/ atrition replacement. If IAC2 is also included the requirement is for 100 fighters on the persumption only ...
by sankum
16 Nov 2019 13:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

Kartik, I am not thinking. I am just an observer. Admiral lamba interview confused me a lot as well as a news report that a version of naval lca will be offerred to IAF for ground strike and Indranil repeated observation that naval lca mk2 is dead. I am just guess estimating. IN is the master of wha...
by sankum
15 Nov 2019 16:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

The engines should be GE F414 for sure as for STOBAR carriers TEDBF with 20T thrust should be able to take off with full load from 144 m short runway of IAC1 for MTOW of 23 T as per my estimates.
I will give empty weight of 11 T + internal fuel of 4.7 T + 0.8 T misc. + 6.5T payload=23T.
by sankum
13 Nov 2019 13:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160506

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

Twin engine version of naval lca is a specific requirement of IN for INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant as well as IAC 2 .Even with 57 nos requirement it will be superior in peformance to naval Rafale as powerred with 20 T thrust the TEDBF will carry more load from 125 m and 140m shorter runway from S...
by sankum
13 Nov 2019 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80885

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

From Sjha article its next generation carrier-based fighter slated to be developed under the Twin-Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) programme. I will hazard a guess that it is a iterative twin engine variant of Naval LCA mk2 with MTOW of 23 to 25T and also a variant is offerred to IAF for ground str...
by sankum
13 Nov 2019 02:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80885

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2018-12-12/indian-navy-embarks-quest-fighters-indigenous-carrier?amp The construction of the IAC-2 will take between seven and 10 years. “We see it starting within a three-year period,” noted Lanba, adding, “We are also hopeful for a new fighter produ...
by sankum
13 Nov 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80885

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Indranil said the range radius at 600NM that is 1100 Km for 20 ton clean stealthy mission on internal fuel.

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