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by sankum
21 Sep 2019 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

https://hal-india.co.in/HAL%20Delivers%20Ch/ND__265 These helicopters are used by Navy for communication duties (Passenger transport), Cargo/ Material transport, Casualty evacuation, Search & Rescue, Areal survey & Patrolling, Emergency medical services, electronic news gathering, Anti hija...
by sankum
21 Sep 2019 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

PM Modi approves Rs 8,000 crore plan for 32 Dhruvs The Coast Guard has these twin-engine helicopters at its different bases for carrying out search and rescue and coastal surveillance missions. "The Navy is also planning to equip the choppers with some low frequency SONARs which would be devel...
by sankum
21 Sep 2019 06:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

Indian Navy to Upgrade Kamov 28 Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters Under the mid-life upgrade, the six choppers will get new sensors among others while the rest four will only undergo engine overhauling. Of the original 13 nos Ka28, 3 Ka 28 were training versions and now of remaining 10 nos Ka 28 o...
by sankum
21 Sep 2019 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

Vayu aerospace issue, Detailed article on Rotorcraft of IN. http://www.vayuaerospace.in/issue/vayu-issue-vayu-issue-vi-nov-dec-2018.pdf For the MATCH (Medium-Range Anti-Submarine Torpedo-Carrying Helicopter) role, the HAL-built Alouette III carried two depth charges or two antisubmarine torpedoes, o...
by sankum
20 Sep 2019 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

The deal is planned for 24 Seahawk through FMS route by year end.
by sankum
20 Sep 2019 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

By 2025 the full ASW capability Helicopter fleet will constitute of 24 Sea hawk + 16 Dhruv + 6 Ka 28= 46 Helos..
It will be backed up with partial ASW capability in Match version of Chetak and NLUH which will be in numbers capable of carrying depth charges and LWTorpedoes.
by sankum
20 Sep 2019 06:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

INS Vikrant will carry 6 Ka 28 + 4 Ka 31 while INS Vikramaditya will carry 4 Ka28+ 4 Ka 31 for total requirement of 10 ASW Ka 28 + 8 Ka 31.
by sankum
20 Sep 2019 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

Of Ka 28 3nos of original 13 have crashed for total of 10 old Ka 28 which will be upgraded to latest standard of which 4 are trainer version with no ASW capacity. 6 new built Ka 28 were to be bought along with INS Vikramaditya. What is the status don't know . Unverified news reports say the number a...
by sankum
20 Sep 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

2 crashed IL 38 were replaced and total 5 nos upgraded IL 38SD are in service.
by sankum
20 Sep 2019 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1866

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

Rakesh , 16 ASW version of Dhruv are planned to be delivered by 2022 and 8 new Chetak are planned to delivered 2 this year and 6 next year. I expect it to be Match varient to shore up ASW shortfall but can't be sure. The number of Ka 31 in service is 14 nos with 10 more on order for eventual total f...
by sankum
16 Sep 2019 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3769
Views: 504334

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

80mm rocket system being used in Russian origin fighters and Helicopters.
by sankum
15 Sep 2019 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577031

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Will result in lower cost and 360 degree coverage.
by sankum
15 Sep 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705887

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The main rotors are also smaller in size along with fuselage for naval version with lower altitude ceiling of 4.5 Km optimized for naval operations.
by sankum
15 Sep 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577031

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

How will it be a straight fix? The EMB 145 is a two sided array whereas the C-295 is a triangular one. To avoid a costly single vendor situation with A330 for MRTT and AWACS, GOI should look at the 767 family as well, which could work out to be cheaper as it is already mil-optimized and has economi...
by sankum
15 Sep 2019 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705887

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The IMRH according to Aero India 2019 Infoboard will have two varients Army/Airforce MTOW 12500 Kg Payload 4000 Kg Range 800 Km Vne 275 Kmph Cruise 250 Kmph Altitude ceiling 6 Km Navy MTOW 11250 Kg Payload 3500 kg Range 800 Km Vne 275 Kmph Cruise 250 Kmph Altitude ceiling 4.5 Km The naval version wi...
by sankum
14 Sep 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705887

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Apache can carry 230 gallon fuel in 4 external weapon station. Roughly each EFT weighs 750 kg with 680 kg of fuel for total external payload of 3000 Kg. Each ofthe four external hardpoint is rated to 750kg. My estimate for LCH is inner hardpoint on wing are rated to 500 Kg while outer are rated ...
by sankum
13 Sep 2019 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305913

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

16 Tejas mk1 single seater at Rs 260Cr and 4 twin seater at Rs 300 Cr.
Tejas mk1 single seater @$36m/ aircraft.
Tejas mk1a@$40m/aircraft can be estimated.
by sankum
13 Sep 2019 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388811

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

Rest assured., Rafale will be inducted @ 12/year in 2022-35 time period resulting in capex of $2b/ year and LCA @ 24/year resulting in further capex of $2b / year for a total capex of $4b/year for 36 fighter / year induction into IAF. Indian growing economy can easily afford it. IAF will be 45 sq by...
by sankum
02 Sep 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8569

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

My estimate Empty weigth 12T Internal fuel 6T Internal payload 1.5T Clean MTOW 20T(Stealth) External payload 5T MTOW 25T So that it has same range capability to replace Su 30 mki in stealth mode as same fuel fraction. The above estimate is based on infoboard at a recent exibition where only internal...
by sankum
30 Aug 2019 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710528

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

The upgraded mig 29 have a calender life of 40 years and 4000 hours. The fatigue analysis of IAF mig 29 have life extended to 3500 hours. That works out to 90 hours / years and start retiring from 2027 onwards on completion of 40 years service life. The additional 21 Mig29 can be expected to serve f...
by sankum
29 Aug 2019 15:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247730

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Rohitvats, thanks for the article.
Based on news reports long back the RR strength was halved from 72000 to 36000 as the conditioned improved.
The JK police strength is 68000 with further 60000 SPO for a total of 128000. Wiki gives the uniformed strength at 83000.
Can you confirm the above.
by sankum
29 Aug 2019 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705887

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://mobile.twitter.com/ReviewVayu/status/1166639546248773632 . HAL's LCH Completes Sea Level Trials with IRSS: System performance trials of Light Combat Helicopter (TD-4) integrated with an Infra Red Suppression System (IRSS) have been carried out. Based on the feedback of these trials, certain...
by sankum
28 Aug 2019 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76124

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

Light BVR like Mica and Derby less than 120 kg may be dolable. But AMRAAM class missiles are dolable only on wing tiip stations. Astra class missile will hang out more in the front for outboard pylon while it can be balanced equidistance on wingtip pylon. I wanted to see Astra on wingtip pylon of MW...
by sankum
26 Aug 2019 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710528

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

MMRCA tender specified 40year calender life and 6000 hours flying life.

Su 30 mki have 40 year and 6000 hour life.
Mig 29 upg have 40year and 4000 hour life
Mig 27 have 30year/3800hour.

Western aircraft can last 50 year plus 8000 + hours.
by sankum
26 Aug 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710528

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

No, no jaguar have been retired. Of total 168 nos jaguar inducted 52 nos have crashed resulting in 116nos present strength. Normal attrition is 0.83 crashes per 10000hours of flying. Of initial 40 nos direct Bae supplied in 1981 mathematically 25 nos are still in service and 15 is the attrition loss...
by sankum
26 Aug 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710528

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

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/no-new-engines-for-jaguars-phase-out-starts-in-2023/article29254184.ece . the phase-out plan will start in 2023 for the earliest variants and will be spread over 15 years till 2038,” a senior defence source told The Hindu. “The HAL will upgrade 56 Jaguars to D...
by sankum
25 Aug 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76124

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

I was also taking it a design margin if empty weight creeps up to 7.7 T from intended 7T as it happened in the case of Tejas mk1 were empty weight went up to 6.5 T from 5.5T and MTOW went up to 13.5T from 12.5T.
by sankum
25 Aug 2019 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76124

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

TAKE-OFF CONFIGURATION SL.No PARAMETERS UNITS NORMAL MAXIMUM HIGH ALTITUDE 1 Take off Mass kg 17500 18200 13500 2 Take off speed km/hr 360 360 400 3 Taxi speed (before takeoff) km/hr 60 90 90 4 Taxi distance(before takeoff) m 3000 4000 4000 5 Take-off roll distance m 1350 1400 1780 6 Altitude m Sea ...
by sankum
20 Aug 2019 00:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710528

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

52nos jaguars were built in last batches 35 single+17 trainers. Will serve beyond 2040.
by sankum
19 Aug 2019 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710528

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

At present 116 nos are in service of which 90 are single seater and 26 trainers. 61 nos single seater are being upgraded with ELTA 2052 radar along with Darin 3 upg. It seems post 1984 jaguars are being upgraded to last beyond 2034 and rest will be retired on completion of 50 year calendar life. 20 ...
by sankum
19 Aug 2019 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915237

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

HTFE 40, afterburner version of HTFE 25.
by sankum
19 Aug 2019 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705887

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

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