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by Dileep
16 Sep 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 72765

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

USN Carriers have four wires IIRC, and pilots aim (rather, the guidance system makes them to aim) to hit the second wire.

CSIO has successfully developed the optical landing system. I have seen the demo myself. Not sure of its future/deployment status.
by Dileep
16 Sep 2019 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 72765

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

The possibility of 'cable snap' is drilled into the USN sailors manning the carrier deck, and it featured prominently in the TV program (forgot the name) to such extent that it got 'drilled into' my head too. When we made a test system for torpedo guidance cable, I had to slap the designers to build...
by Dileep
15 Sep 2019 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 270
Views: 72765

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

Colleagues of Mao Sir are at three star ranks now, and he retired as Commodore. Somehow, ADA folk didn't like him, while folk like Nambiar Sir had good rapport. The arrester cable is strung some 4-6 inches above deck, and the well used ones have many nicks and kinks due to the tyres slamming them on...
by Dileep
15 Sep 2019 20:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234725

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

this yindoo bania don't want his tax money wasted to take back the cancer that was once surgically removed. Aren't you a steak loving mallu? BTW PoK will provide direct access to Afghanistan and beyond. I know the terrain is very treacherous, but let L&T guys worry about that. Right now we are ...
by Dileep
15 Sep 2019 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234725

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

All these talk about taking PORK back is to give the Pakis an exit route, something similar to the Yuck Chager argument of "Pak won 1971 war because Yindia didn't take Isloo onlee". We keep the "Get PORK" stance active long enough to let that be the new status quo, and let the Pa...
by Dileep
12 Sep 2019 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206664

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The X axis is indeed Hour:Minute in UTC. Multiple indicators show this. 1. It says UTC and the time actually matches. 2. Rough braking and fine braking are marked, and the time gap between them matches. 3. Look at the initial part of the graph and see the acceleration. around 1000 m/s in 13 minutes....
by Dileep
11 Sep 2019 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206664

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

For all we chair scientists analyzing DSN reports, the guys may already know exactly what happened. One of the most uncomfortable processes in this line of work is to sit through the RCA sessions. We (the tech team) already know what obviously happened, but still have to go through the 'neti, neti' ...
by Dileep
11 Sep 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206664

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

BTW, Happy Onam to all! King Maveli did visit moon to the ailing munna for sure.
by Dileep
11 Sep 2019 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206664

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Remember the story of "pilot and dog"? I think most of the folk sitting there are the ones responsible for the individual functions/modules, sitting there watching like a bunch of parents on the sidelines of kids league. Those are simply ringside seats with full visibility to all data (unl...
by Dileep
09 Sep 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206664

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

UB, They are using hypergolic liquid fuel and can be precisely metered by a valve. I think the current draw is monitored to give status. But recall it takes > 2 minutes for signals to go back and forth Control software shouldnt use fuel consumption based thust estimation, but by directly measuring ...
by Dileep
05 Sep 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206664

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Slightly OT, but we had a few occasions of senior retired ISRO scientists working with/for us. The attention to details, the deep probing and the tenacity drilled into those bright minds is extraordinary (from POV of us engg service folk). The only problem was, we couldn't get anything done to OUR s...
by Dileep
04 Sep 2019 08:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7859
Views: 725115

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

We should have phased out 2000 and 500 and not create 200. I honestly believed that it was the intention after Demo, but apparently BJP as a political party also need to win votes, buy seats and consequently the capability to handle 'suitcases'. Why we do not have holograms (except the security thre...
by Dileep
02 Sep 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 56
Views: 10857

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Ordered two hard copies. One for self and one as a surprise gift to my son's friend who wants to get to NDA.
by Dileep
25 Aug 2019 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385939

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

What I can safely say is that Rafale's radar ain't 'your grandad's radar'. The mighty Bars have brutal power, but that pretty much it. This one can do a lot more.
by Dileep
24 Aug 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 71504

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

Jays, what I am told is that they were told by the powers that be that the FSED is sanctioned, and don't wait for the paperwork and start cracking. And cracking they are. We never talk actual numbers, so can't say if it is the 800Cr etc. Also, MWF seems to be "not invented here". It is sti...
by Dileep
24 Aug 2019 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385939

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

And yeah.. It works only if it goes to 'hungry people' who want to climb up on top of it, and reach out further. Obviously, DPSUs don't. People often talk about 'crown jewels', 'secret sauce' etc. But please realize that it takes much more than 'jewels' to make a crown, and 'sauce' to make a dish of...
by Dileep
24 Aug 2019 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385939

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

My comment on 'screwdrivergiri' is based on first hand experience for almost three decades. The DPSUs didn't do what we routinely do. What to do onlee!! Hiring experienced people doesn't work as well. When you do screwdrivergiri, EVERYONE involved gets immersed in the stuff, and a lot of collective ...
by Dileep
24 Aug 2019 05:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385939

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

Karan/dileep sir, with the intent to learn something more from what has been discussed, i would like to ask you the questions that have been answered many times before 1. what if Indian govt spends that much money for design/building/furthering existing programs, Aura, Ghatak? yes MK2/AMCA would ge...
by Dileep
23 Aug 2019 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2366
Views: 385939

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

The "ToT" for Rafale is much better than the screwdrivergiri HAL did all these decades. It goes to the hungry pvt sector folk (like yours truly) and we are the proverbial folk who stick a spade where gap for a needle is permitted. Since we can't disclose sensitive (both military and busine...
by Dileep
23 Aug 2019 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294514

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

Opening an old issue we discussed. I saw the 'gunfire vibration' spec of 'another single engine fighter' and the requirement is remarkably lower. I know the spec heavily depend upon the location of installation, and I am sure the locations are different.

Still....
by Dileep
20 Aug 2019 16:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234725

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Those who complain about 'Maloos' not liking 'Naarth Indians' should tell the 'Naarth Indians' to be the same with 'Madrasi's. There will always be some disagreement/friction among people living together. KL can never be like Kashmir. Here are why: 1. We do not get to freeload. 2. We do not get to e...
by Dileep
20 Aug 2019 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 193182

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

There are no 'wild boars' there. Those are domestic pigs gone feral. They had been a feature there for decades. Nice snacks for the lord's pets (aka Tigers). Maybe the number went up since predators left the area or something. I was planning to go this time, but the family vetoed it due to the recen...
by Dileep
18 Aug 2019 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500562

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

No. These were the XXX Technologies type small companies started by tech savy individuals. But the XXL DPSU and YYY-XXL subsidiaries are no different. Of course they do the type tests and HASS procedure properly. But nothing on the 'assurance' side. This attitude is normal in the 'desi jugad' way of...
by Dileep
17 Aug 2019 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 963
Views: 58359

Re: BR Forum Feedback

User Muns who created india-aware took it over. I am still helping them to work the ropes.

It is going to be there for the foreseeable future.
by Dileep
17 Aug 2019 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 963
Views: 58359

Re: BR Forum Feedback

These spam thread creators are bots, so there is no point in replying. And bots have become very smart. At BGR, I set a 'question and answer' check which prevented bots for some time. Then, google started understanding hindi words typed in roman alphabets, so bots started finding the answer. I chang...
by Dileep
16 Aug 2019 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500562

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

I visited two of the leading avionics mfrs that supply LRUs to various aircraft programs including Tejas, Su-30, Helos and Trainers. A few musings: 1. The only quality system is the AS9100 accreditation certificates hanging in the lobby and the "FOD Awareness Area" signs. Product is built ...
by Dileep
16 Aug 2019 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 963
Views: 58359

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Nachiket, the forum sw does allow mass delete. We had problem at BGR after the new crew joined, and I had to figure out how to do it. Prune Users -> Find a Member. Use the filter fields to narrow down the list. Then use the checkboxes to select multiple users. Then click "Select Marked" bu...
by Dileep
15 Aug 2019 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 193182

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Good call Ramana. We will see what can be done. Maybe we can deploy an app or something.
by Dileep
14 Aug 2019 16:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 193182

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

Ramana, the 'rain prediction' need to be, like 200 +/-50 mm in next 24 hours, which was possible by the US Met in early 2000s (when I was living in an area where one inch rain will close interstates, as the joke goes). Widespread rain gauges are more important to get actual water input data.
by Dileep
11 Aug 2019 07:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57106

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

ramana wrote:Yes, a bhakt can't be a god!!!

Well.. Sankara, the 'jagath guru' taught the opposite na?
by Dileep
11 Aug 2019 07:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2416
Views: 193182

Re: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala

The current flood kind of validates the govt stance that 'dam opening' was not exactly the only problem of last years flood. This time the dams were practically empty. The big ones are still only half full. Still we had serious floods and landslides. Last year, I kind of lost focus, since we had wid...
by Dileep
10 Aug 2019 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57106

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Apologies. It was a specific question directed at the Mongol about the flood predictor tool. Being a big fan, the subconscious makes me talk like him onlee. :(
by Dileep
10 Aug 2019 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 5918

Re: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019

Corrected the map. We can't have paki name on BRF! Source attributed to mapsofindia. Posted under fair use principle onlee.

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by Dileep
09 Aug 2019 18:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 234725

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Corrected the map. We can't have paki name on BRF! Source attributed to mapsofindia. Posted under fair use principle onlee.

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by Dileep
09 Aug 2019 18:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 5918

Re: Ladakh Union Territory- 2019

Watching Shri Namgyal brought into my mind two mallu quips, translated as follows:

1. This IS MP. An MP should be this.
2. It is when I see this guy that I feel to chuck my own MP into the well.

What a guy!!
by Dileep
09 Aug 2019 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 589
Views: 57106

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

No. The (big) dams are practically empty. The smaller ones downstream are filled up and some opened. The rain seems to be more in the foothills and midlands this time. Last time it went further up and dumped beyond the big dams. Too bad we don't have the predictor up and running. Can we get at least...
by Dileep
04 Aug 2019 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 56
Views: 10857

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Nice doodle. Is that part of the book?
by Dileep
21 Jul 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154592

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I have no idea on the procedural formalities, but the aircraft makers, both Dassault and LM, mentioned that there is a bid going on. The former source is very reliable. The latter is like "oh.. we too are in that"
by Dileep
21 Jul 2019 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154592

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

I reported what he told me. The glass on the simulator looks like the same as the F35 I see in images. The software seems to be dummy, just like the MWF software demoed at AI19. The glass did have buttons corresponding to the ICP, and he said those will be removed, since the pilots wanted to have th...
by Dileep
21 Jul 2019 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1117
Views: 154592

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Northrop Grumman guy talked about the radar. I mentioned that 'we build your competition', and he indirectly indicated that he knows what level we do, and they plan to do similar level of 'make in india' for theirs too. Which means the RF magic will still come in sealed units, but the Indian side wi...

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