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by Dileep
16 Aug 2018 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 49
Views: 1277

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

MY Prime Minister! You are the first one I consider so. (The current one is the other) You fought a great fight, ran a great race. You shown us pride. Shown us our backbone. You made us walk with our heads held high. And best of all, you lit a torch that is leading us now. You fought a great fight, ...
by Dileep
16 Aug 2018 14:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317591

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I am not sure about the "Since flood of 1099" part. This might have surpassed the 1099 flood. (For those not familiar, the 1099 is the Malayalam Calendar year, which is 1924 in CE.) HN, there is no comparison with the 2013 flood and now. ANY kind of countermeasure would not work in the cur...
by Dileep
13 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4506
Views: 317591

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

tractors are towing planes to near the runway at kochi before engine start to prevent sucking in water y5Vq8NW4x9k This video is from the 2013 flood. With the current flood situation, there was no water anywhere in the airport. A lot of videos goes around like this. Some from the 2013 flood. Some f...
by Dileep
06 Aug 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

So.... Guvernamd says "Take HAL, Take ADA, Take ADE, Take GTRE! No more talk about Imports! Make your own $hit and $hut Up!" Long time ago, nearing Onam, and totally pissed off on all the discussions on foods to make, the poor village farmer lady (mom of this village boy) exploded like &qu...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

They get things done by interns, temps and even by unsuspecting suppliers :wink: There is a dark and macabre humor in the statement by @Dileep above. Whether it was intended as such or not, I really don't know. Oh.. it was intended. Suppliers tolerate a lot, because that is what we do in anticipati...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

It is not just ADA. They are just a cog (well, a central one, no doubt) in the whole system. You are asking for "accountability"? Let me ask, where is the "authority"? Accountability doesn't work without authority. ADA have no authority over any of the contributing agencies. That...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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 Dileep
01 Aug 2018 09:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

{Again the bottle neck is ADA and which has so far not felt the heat. Not one word from their spokesperson!} This is nothing new for the ADA - tareekh pey tareekh continues, seemingly without any accountability. No wonder the IAF wants to be in charge, wish this had happened ages ago during incepti...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

Dileep, Looks like a machined part from the Aluminum Alloy 6061-T6. So a set of six plates with grooves for printer boards and recess for connectors? Here is the image of current DFCC. They have moved to PowerPC platform I heard. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/10345-2/P1010657+Digital+Flight+C...
by Dileep
01 Aug 2018 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772354

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^To paraphrase a malloo proverb: "A banyan tree sprouting out of the posterior is being considered as a means of shade"

*(Not being a yak milk drinker, this is the best the village boy could do)
by Dileep
31 Jul 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

^^That is the Digital Flight Control Computer chassis mechanicals. IIRC, DataPatterns made the previous version.

Actually, order had been placed with some of the participant organizations for MK1A equipment some time ago, and they are now warming up now.
by Dileep
15 Jul 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

LCA cost more most likely because all the fixed costs are amortized into the 83 units. Ask HAL for 284 units and see the price fall!!
by Dileep
12 Jul 2018 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

MK1 is 'pretty decent' to build, but no way approach the desirable manufacturability levels. One of the driving factors behind MK1A concept is improve this issue. Things are not at all modular, so everything must be built in place at the integration station. Ideally, it should have been possible to ...
by Dileep
11 Jul 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

It all depends upon the person who will be in charge, and the mission he is given.

If the mission is to "churn out as many birds as possible", and the guy have no zeal to put his mark on the plane, things will work. On the other hand, think about Matheswaran V 2.0 taking the chair :((
by Dileep
10 Jul 2018 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

Why Sulur? 1. Just 30 minutes flight or 5 Hours drive away from HAL 2. Relatively empty airspace 3. Deep south, away from prying eyes. 4. Plenty of space. And don't forget the huge amount of ancillary industry in the area which supplies HAL, and will be more important to HAL over the years as it sc...
by Dileep
09 Jul 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

Why Sulur?

1. Just 30 minutes flight or 5 Hours drive away from HAL
2. Relatively empty airspace
3. Deep south, away from prying eyes.
4. Plenty of space.
by Dileep
02 Jul 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

I welcome the sanctions on all counts. Citizen->Jingo->Businessman->Enthusiast. On all counts!

100% selfish onlee :) Neither myself nor the KB is dependent on unkil anymore. Baguette replaced Bagel for quite some time onlee.
by Dileep
27 Jun 2018 12:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

The Chinese vendors are a breed apart though. Any minor change in specs = howls of protests = huge back and forth = some concessions extracted elsewhere + your own resources need to be roped in otherwise chinese will charge an arm and a leg. It depends upon who has the leverage. You are nothing for...
by Dileep
27 Jun 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4137
Views: 605240

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

In some of the applications, it goes Transducer->Some special Fluid->Solid Barrier->Sea Water. No air can be in the path in any case.
by Dileep
27 Jun 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4137
Views: 605240

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I can confirm that the hydrophone array is totally exposed to water. The cables connecting them are rated for the maximum depth, and enter the pressure hull via special connectors. The processing happens in racks inside the pressure hull.

What deep water pressure can do to material is phenomenal.
by Dileep
27 Jun 2018 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

If I had Rs 10 every time the customer said "I didn't change any spec onlee. It is all there onlee"!! We yindoos are experts in this, whether employed in public sector, or in the Indian arm of a multinational. The spec will be carefully written to be deliberately ambiguous. Details will be...
by Dileep
25 Jun 2018 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199007

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

How can the govt decide to buy 1000 airliners from USA? Only Air Parasite need to abide by govt decision. The other airlines buy planes from whoever sell with the best terms.
by Dileep
24 Jun 2018 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2022
Views: 401222

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

So.... you think that some smart gal is sitting there and figuring out how the CG changes and design the code? These things are modeled in fine detail and the models are validated over decades of flight testing. CG movement is the 'piece of cake' part here. Think of stuff that can not be easily mode...
by Dileep
17 Jun 2018 20:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231152

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: 2444
Views: 286324

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 3216
Views: 282076

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 610
Views: 65182

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: 638
Views: 128639

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 2022
Views: 401222

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: 638
Views: 128639

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...

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