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by Dileep
17 Jun 2018 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 227632

Re: Indian Roads Thread

TN must be the only state that comes up with conspiracy theories even for an expressway. The kind of CTs and discussions going on about Chennai Salem expressway is beyond ridiculous. That state is going down in 10 years as planned by all phoren players. Ever heard of the "Kerala Expressway&quo...
by Dileep
13 Jun 2018 15:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2387
Views: 268334

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I book train tix at IRCTC site, and it comes with coach/seat confirmed. Birth preference is adhered to when available, and you can actually choose a checkbox to book only if the birth choice is available. What they don't have are: a) Facility to select the actual coach/birth/seat. and b) Though the ...
by Dileep
08 Jun 2018 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

It means the plane has reached 'workhorse' status.
by Dileep
30 May 2018 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

Tonbo will help, but DRDO will have to stand in queue for that, and be a decent customer. Those guys are doing good business, and are not really interested to go through the hassle of selling to govt.
by Dileep
29 May 2018 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3163
Views: 262240

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

The gossip is that Satheesh Reddy have some age issue (will be 55 on 1st Jul) so the babu is warming the chair. Not sure how valid is that.

Anyway, ADA folk were breaking coconuts and lighting candles, which apparently worked :)
by Dileep
26 May 2018 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

No.. it was and is always the case between them, for PRODUCTION phase. The problems we saw were for DEVELOPMENT phase.
by Dileep
25 May 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

I can confirm that the Mission and Display system as proposed by ADA had no impact on the airframe. The mission computer was of the same form factor. The display panel and the HUD were designed to fit the existing structure. The cable harness would have been much smaller and lighter, freeing up space.
by Dileep
24 May 2018 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

However..... The production is not going to stop. Can you elaborate more on this? After the 40 Mk1s, are they going to produce more Mk1s? No. They will be Mk1As, with whatever inner changes planned, and whatever LRUs that are ready to go. The new ones will be phased in as and when they materialize....
by Dileep
24 May 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

The new "mission and display system" with SMFD and SHUD was being planned from 2016 by ADA for MK1A. At that time, HAL was not in a mood to take it. The project did not progress beyond a formal bid. Yesterday I got ishara that it is getting hot again. Got excited about the scoop on Uttam, ...
by Dileep
23 May 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

Just heard that Uttam is all set and ready for first flight.
by Dileep
19 May 2018 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

ADA is no longer an "LRU design entity". Not as long as the current boss is in place. The LRU projects I am aware of are moved to CABS. We are waiting for the dust to settle and the "tenders" to appear on the website. ADA had a lot of freedom to operate. Now, everything need to g...
by Dileep
11 Apr 2018 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 552
Views: 55549

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

I think I figured this out. The RFI is to compile all the available options with all the detailed performance figures from the official sources, so that it can be objectively proven that our own 'three legged cheetahs' actually can compete. No more 'ppts' that match ferry range of gora with 'fully l...
by Dileep
02 Apr 2018 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 124070

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

'Goalpost move' is dudespeak for 'scope creep' in mbagiri. It goes like this: Tejas is overweight. Can't take it. Look, we got bigger injin saar. Can you take it now? You got a bigger injin, so, can't you get this, that and the other, and name it MahaTejas. Got this, that and other and named it Maha...
by Dileep
02 Apr 2018 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

What is one-third of seven? I am going to bet my right testimonial (hakeem ji patented use of the left) that the pecking order in 'fight' is Rambha-Tejas and 'flight' is Tejas-Rambha. Meen-avial, shouldn't we have a pet name for Tejas? Being kind of ignorant of bollyboobs, which is the petite but po...
by Dileep
01 Apr 2018 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

The real problem with Uttam is the internal politics. It will have to fight its way into the aircraft.
by Dileep
30 Mar 2018 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

So.. the goalpost has already started moving!! Nice!!!
by Dileep
29 Mar 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 124070

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

There are multiple roles for fiber on board. 1. Data acquisition system 2. Mission and Display system 3. Fiber Optic Sensors 4. Flight control (the least priority) 1 and 2 will happen in MK2 most likely. Apart from weight saving, there is space saving too. There is pretty little space to pull cables...
by Dileep
28 Mar 2018 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 124070

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

There will be fiber optics on MK2, way beyond what you imagine.
by Dileep
20 Mar 2018 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

Dileep, As I see you visit this thread often, I don't have a link to the thread where you archived the Spy Stories on google. Please post the link in a new thread. Thanks, ramana Google for brfspystories :) This is the only thread I visit these days (between BRF and BGR). Too busy onlee. Would like...
by Dileep
19 Mar 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

What I heard was the other way on both points, ie "not influence of fins" and "Py5 issue being fixed"
by Dileep
19 Mar 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

Tejas FB admin has confirmed that the full BVR integration is done. IR sir all those interfacing and vibration issues are cleaned up or is this some other BVR that has been integrated. There was never any problem with any missiles other than the Python 5. All those fins in the front did not jive we...
by Dileep
19 Mar 2018 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

About the T90 v/s Arjun comparison: Remember that Tejas is operated by ranking commissioned officers, while the Tank is operated by Enlisted men. Makes a lot of difference. Let me repeat: HAL will keep on producing, and IAF will keep on inducting. MK2 will come when it comes, and get phased in into...
by Dileep
16 Mar 2018 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

About the T90 v/s Arjun comparison: Remember that Tejas is operated by ranking commissioned officers, while the Tank is operated by Enlisted men. Makes a lot of difference. Let me repeat: HAL will keep on producing, and IAF will keep on inducting. MK2 will come when it comes, and get phased in into ...
by Dileep
15 Mar 2018 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

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

Dilip sir did allude to this in Santhanam style Yes, heard that from the horse's mouth itself then. ADA was pushing back, saying "you wanted CCM, you got CCM (R73) and bonus (Python. in his view, the fix is a done deal) we are very bissy onlee tenkyu." BTW, I see some movement in the logj...
by Dileep
11 Mar 2018 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 124070

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

Hm... Tejas avionics is ALREADY "open architecture". Even the computer is called "OAC" ain't it? The motive behind it is simple. Our forces are going to ask integrate everything and sundry they see in the brochures, and an Open Architecture will ease the pain. For example, anythi...
by Dileep
25 Feb 2018 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^Yes, it always was 'supposed to be'. ADA was 'supposed to be' a co-ordination agency between all the govt and private entities. But what actually happened was, they ended up doing a lot of work on their own. They got a world class successful product to show for that. That is being de-constructed n...
by Dileep
24 Feb 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1542
Views: 300291

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The way I hear things are moving, MK2 will be a DRDO affair ;) Anything ADA wants to do is being pointed to a DRDO lab.

In other news, my KB have practically moved on. 'Bloodsucking Private Enterprise' can't wait forever for anything you see? We have other exciting things to do anyway.
by Dileep
16 Jan 2018 12:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4366
Views: 302028

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

We have a stellar example of Low Cost Airport. Cochin International.
by Dileep
01 Jan 2018 17:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Happy new year to one and all.. there is no better way to start the new year. https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/monograph-emag/airworthiness-certification/index.html#page/1 if some one can get the full book they are lucky i think Here is PDF Version https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/monograph-pdf/air...
by Dileep
28 Dec 2017 06:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I still don't get a straight affirmative answer to the question : "Are all (relevant) LRUs qualified for Gun Vibration yet?" Do you?
by Dileep
26 Dec 2017 07:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me try some 'shaivite' piskology (ie following lord Shiv ;) ) We had always been a 'buy' country, not a 'make' country, ever since the celtic barbarians overpowered us. We are used to get things in finished state, so that we miss the whole cycle of development. This is true with pretty much ever...
by Dileep
22 Dec 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Ref Radar: The blades of grass fly in the direction of Thales, but no firm call has been taken AFAIK. A general disclaimer: I have no journalist creds to quote "sources". I only have 'chaiwala' information. Let me define 'chaiwala' information here by the age old 'neti.. neti..' technique ...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 348883

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Hmm.. You will have to say Foxtrot Golf Foxtrot Alpha anywhere near the aero complex at Bangalore, Kerala, because you can get assaulted if you say FGFA straight.

No sir.. We will go on our own, 100% desi onlee. Some of us might be retired, but AMCA will happen.
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 12:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We regularly go through steps (e) thro (m). A 'committee' can shortcut pretty much anything technical. 'commercial' is a different animal though. So, steps e,f,g and h will happen in a day over chai biskoot. Some final nitpick wouldhappen, but those will be short and done offline before the meeting...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 12:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-to-order-83-more-tejas-but-has-got-only-5-of-40-ordered-earlier/articleshow/62184429.cms The gentleman in the above article does hi sbest to malign LCA. For him 'FOC' or "Combat Ready' is the same. He argues that LCA is till not combat ready becaus...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 12:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We regularly go through steps (e) thro (m). A 'committee' can shortcut pretty much anything technical. 'commercial' is a different animal though. So, steps e,f,g and h will happen in a day over chai biskoot. Some final nitpick wouldhappen, but those will be short and done offline before the meeting....
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

MK1A also will be an asymptote. Remember that there is no change in the basic plane. Only some of the innards will change. So, the obvious tactics will be that stuff will get developed, qualified and phased in into production, and back-upgraded in due course. We desis are experts in this. The only s...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 08:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

"MK2 is dead. Long live MK2". The concept of bigger airframe and engine are dead. Many proposals are on for MK2 elements that can get into the current airframe. The 414s will be used for AMCA TD as I understand. Two of the TDs are apparently sanctioned. Dileep Saar, As an evolutionary pat...
by Dileep
21 Dec 2017 07:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

"MK2 is dead. Long live MK2". The concept of bigger airframe and engine are dead. Many proposals are on for MK2 elements that can get into the current airframe.

The 414s will be used for AMCA TD as I understand. Two of the TDs are apparently sanctioned.
by Dileep
19 Dec 2017 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492746

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Well, I am sure that there are test profiles that required the Tejas to fly at very low AGL using the radio altimeter, and when that is not available, using the INS. Why INS? A hard roll or sharp bank can get the radio altimeter to go blank, and the flight control still need to know where the plane ...

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