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by Kakarat
19 Aug 2018 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 167
Views: 22716

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Conclusion: Exercise Pitch Black 2018, RAAF Base Darwin, Australia (24 Jul 18 – 18 Aug 18)- PIB Ex Pitch Black a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise was hosted by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) from 24 Jul 18 to 18 Aug 18 in Darwin, Australia. Indian Air Force had ear...
by Kakarat
19 Aug 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion
Replies: 167
Views: 22716

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Closing Ceremony: Indo – Thailand Joint Exercise Maitree 2018 - PIB Exercise Maitree 2018, a two week long platoon level joint military exercise between Indian Army and Royal Thai Army culminated on 19 August 2018. The Exercise Maitree is an annual event designed to strengthen the partnership betwe...
by Kakarat
19 Aug 2018 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4263
Views: 777993

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Successful Flight Tests of Smart Anti Airfield Weapon - PIB Indigenously designed and developed guided bombs Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) were successfully flight tested from IAF aircraft at Chandan range. The weapon system was integrated with live warhead and has destroyed the targets with hi...
by Kakarat
19 Aug 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

https://www.facebook.com/tejas.lca/ Presenting Tejas fans with this image of the second Navy Prototype NP-2 exiting the ramp as a weekend treat.. The recent series of ski jumps were carried out to flight test the improved control laws and present the pilots a much better control of the aircraft post...
by Kakarat
19 Aug 2018 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

If the 4 amphibs were to have a ski- jump like the JC vessels, we could use the NLCA on them for CS/ strike in support of amphib ops.The aircraft is small, around the same size of heavy helos and would deliver far more varied ordnance onto targets as well as PGMs from alts. outside enemy MANPADS an...
by Kakarat
17 Aug 2018 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331180

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

We need at least 5 more Phalcons, not just 2.The IL-476 platforms aren't very costly, but the radar and AWACS suite of Israeli origin mainly costs a bomb.Given the far superior range, etc. of the IL-476s, the DRDO should try fitting the indigenous planar radar onto the platform instead of the rotat...
by Kakarat
16 Aug 2018 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331180

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

Six Vendors Respond to IAF RFI for 110 Combat Jets, says Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa http://www.indiastrategic.in/2018/07/11/six-vendors-respond-to-iaf-rfi-for-110-combat-jets-says-air-chief-marshal-dhanoa/ Title of the article is mis-leading - and thus I am NOT posting it in the MRCA thread - but lot...
by Kakarat
16 Aug 2018 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Not enough has been said about how amazing this picture is. Deb Rana is a bit of a genius. Is this a takeoff or landing? In either case does the tail-hook scratch and burn like that in all such planes? I suppose that this would damage the carrier surface as well as the hook itself According to Teja...
by Kakarat
15 Aug 2018 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy 72nd Independence Day!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Happy 71st Independence Day!!!

Happy Independence Day
by Kakarat
15 Aug 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3468
Views: 385634

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1029404128038928385 1 Kirti Chakra and 14 Shaurya Chakras for Army heroes this #IndependenceDayIndia. Three posthumous. Courage beyond. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkktSuGUcAAshre.jpg https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/1029406175576567808 Here's what Sepoy Vrah...
by Kakarat
15 Aug 2018 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331180

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1029410113558212608 A calculated decision not to eject from a Jaguar with both engines on fire wins young IAF pilot Squadron Leader Vernon Desmond Keane a Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) this #IndependenceDayIndia https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkkylY1UcAA562t.jpg
by Kakarat
12 Aug 2018 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 506176

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

just out of curiosity if the RLV was of the American space shuttle dimensions how would the iSRO transport it ? https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/files/galleries/%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%83%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%9C%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF-%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4...
by Kakarat
12 Aug 2018 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

https://www.facebook.com/tejas.lca/ Continuing with the progress from LCA Navy's current Carrier compatibility flight test phase, we present the fans this exclusive image of NP-2 estimating the effects of tail hook bounce and drag on the designated runway meant for arrested landing and bolter. The s...
by Kakarat
12 Aug 2018 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 506176

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^ The article says Helicopter, it would most probably be a Mi-17 or Mi-26 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon carry out another major test for its reusable launch vehicle (RLV) in which the vehicle will be flown to a height of 3 km by a helicopter and let free to land autonomousl...
by Kakarat
12 Aug 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2792
Views: 506176

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Currently there is no landing strip on Sriharikota Island and the current best options available according to me would be The nearest long military airfield is INS Rajali at Arakkonam which has a 4km runway one of the longest in India, but it is surrounded by populated towns and villages The other o...
by Kakarat
11 Aug 2018 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353828

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Yes, Aero India Show Shifts To Lucknow & Over 3 Months Early - LIVEFIST India’s AERO INDIA show will likely be held over three months early in October-November this year, instead of the expected February 2019. The most dramatic change, however, as reported earlier by Livefist, is that the show ...
by Kakarat
10 Aug 2018 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2051
Views: 408084

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

https://www.ada.gov.in/ · 4102th flight on 10th Aug TD1 : 233 PV1: 245 PV3: 387 LSP1: 74 LSP3:422 LSP5: 419 TD2 : 305 PV2: 222 PV5: 219 LSP2: 317 LSP4: 371 LSP7: 304 NP1: 73 LSP8 : 238 PV6:197 NP2: 68 SP6:8 Seems rigorous testing underway in both Tejas and LCA Navy, they have been 32 flights (22+10)...
by Kakarat
10 Aug 2018 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

https://www.ada.gov.in/ · 4102th flight on 10th Aug TD1 : 233 PV1: 245 PV3: 387 LSP1: 74 LSP3:422 LSP5: 419 TD2 : 305 PV2: 222 PV5: 219 LSP2: 317 LSP4: 371 LSP7: 304 NP1: 73 LSP8 : 238 PV6:197 NP2: 68 SP6:8 Seems rigorous testing underway in both Tejas and LCA Navy, they have been 32 flights (22+10)...
by Kakarat
10 Aug 2018 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274295

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Now that both HAL & IAF are talking of 40 more MKIs then the gov too shouldn't have a problem and we could see an order soon. I hope the order is placed for 45+ considering replacements for the ones lost in crashes A senior IAF officer at the Air Force Headquarters told Livefist, “The Su-30 is u...
by Kakarat
10 Aug 2018 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274295

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: As India’s Sukhoi Fighters Flex Muscle Abroad, IAF ‘Open’ To 40 More - LIVEFIST As four Indian Air Force Su-30 MKI fighters roar over northern Australia as part of Exercise Pitch Black 2018, Livefist has learnt that the IAF is looking favourably at a proposal to order 40 more such jets f...
by Kakarat
09 Aug 2018 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25083

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

What is the utility of this power ? Either the US actually believed that there were powerful threats that required the MIC that was built up or they made it up knowing full well that the threats did not justify the size of their MIC. The thinking of the people that have wielded power in the US is n...
by Kakarat
09 Aug 2018 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 331
Views: 25083

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

A very well known move quote from the movie, The Good Shepherd . https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343737/quotes One cannot attribute all of the above to the Chinese, but the bolded part is definitely 100% true. America needs to keep the Chinese myth alive to maintain her military industrial complex. T...
by Kakarat
07 Aug 2018 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371786

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Yes sir you are right the righthand side is the nose and the other is the main landing gear wheels

Though i am not sure I think the single shear design is for saving internal space in retracted position
by Kakarat
03 Aug 2018 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/10 ... 6128009217

#LCA NP-2 piloted by Capt Shivnath Dahiya executea the first contact of arrestor hook system at moderate taxi-in speeds at the Shore Based Test Facility, INS Hansa, Goa, yesterday.


There is a video in the link of the complete event
by Kakarat
03 Aug 2018 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353828

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1025311874496126976 #PlaneCarnival shifted out of Bangalore. Next edition of #AeroIndia to be held at Bakshi Ka Talab (BKT) AFS in Lucknow. From Nov first week onwards likely this year. Official confirmation awaited from MoD. Aero India likely to shift from Benga...
by Kakarat
03 Aug 2018 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371786

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1024998288842354690 CVRDE Chennai has designed & developed a desi landing gear (2.0 tonne class) for #Rustom-2. The maiden flight of #Rustom-2 with new landing gear was successfully carried out today at ATR Chitradurga. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DjmGXPtUwAE...
by Kakarat
02 Aug 2018 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4263
Views: 777993

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1025012656745406464

Photos just in of today’s Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor test on India’s east coast.


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by Kakarat
02 Aug 2018 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4263
Views: 777993

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/Hemant_TNIE/status/1024900292700069889 #BREAKING @DRDO_India test fires an interceptor #missile which is capable of killing incoming enemy missiles in endo atmospheric region. The missile was fired from Abdul Kalam Island off #Odisha coast. https://twitter.com/Hemant_TNIE/status/...
by Kakarat
02 Aug 2018 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

https://www.facebook.com/tejas.lca/ A huge step towards LCA Navy's flight test program came through the first taxi-in engagement with the tail hook. This will pave way for the in-flight engagement as part of carrier compatibility test. We take this opportunity to highlight the contribution by every ...
by Kakarat
02 Aug 2018 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116237

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

SaiK wrote:https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/1024886433415356416
LCA Navy (NP2) undertakes maiden Taxi-in engagement to prove arrestor hook system of aircraft at SBTF Goa


https://twitter.com/i/videos/1024886433415356416


Some Good news and progress
Especially it is the Navy which has released it
by Kakarat
01 Aug 2018 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2051
Views: 408084

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

ADA faces severe resource shortage. It is a surprise that they get done what they do. You should also remember that it is pure passion that keeps these wonderful people with the organization. Is this due to lack of good candidates applying or just due to govt rules on recruitement tying their hands...
by Kakarat
31 Jul 2018 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534606

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

First Since Bofors, Indian Army’s New Field Artillery Unit Around The Corner - LIVEFIST In ten months, the Indian Army will be ready to raise its first new field artillery regiment since the infamous Bofors Scandal. After a three-decade freeze on any new howitzer inductions despite expansive and ro...
by Kakarat
28 Jul 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717615

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Neshant wrote:They must be testing the existing version of the Kaveri for the Aura drone (stealth drone).

It was mentioned somewhere that the Kaveri would see usage for that project.

Its not for the LCA.


Kaveri version for the UAV is Non Reheat version but the one being tested is the reheat version
by Kakarat
27 Jul 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717615

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Fantastic! Ready for flight testing. Who is going to get the contract? Russians again with their Il-76 or the French this time? The EOI calls for a Engine house or a Test house with high altitude test facility to test the engine with connected inlet duct to simulate high altitude and high speed con...
by Kakarat
27 Jul 2018 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717615

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

GTRE has issued a tender for 'Expression of Interest for Altitude Tests of Kaveri Engine and its Derivative', bid opening on 1st Aug 18 Dimensions & details of Engine as per EOI document Inlet Dia : 749mm Max Dia : 940mm Length : 3900mm LP Comp - Three stage HP Comp - Six stage HP Turbine - sing...
by Kakarat
27 Jul 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2051
Views: 408084

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

ADE has issued a tender for Tejas MKIA DFCC Chassis Assembly. The tender opens by end august and first unit to be supplied in 3 months from date of contract The fabrication of the chassis has to be carried out in Three Stages, based on the following Terms & Conditions: 1) FIRST UNIT - PROTOTYPE ...
by Kakarat
27 Jul 2018 14:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3569
Views: 446656

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1022750544581021698

VIDEO: The 1st Indian Air Force AH-64E Apache & CH-47F Chinook on their inaugural flights at Mesa, Arizona. Deliveries begin March 2019. / via @Boeing_In

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