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by VivekT
02 Dec 2002 23:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 65424

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

nitin, As far as I know, all Jaguars have always had the capabilities to _launch/drop_ LGBs, what was lacking was the ability to independently designate the target. Another aircraft (in the case of the IAF - a M2K) will 'paint' the target with his laser, the Jaguar has a LRMTS that detects this lase...
by VivekT
28 Nov 2002 17:08
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 65424

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Harry, I agree, about the only thing the Super 530F and Super 530D share is the basic aerodynamic configuration. The 530D uses an all-digital guidance system with and is much better at intercepting low-flying targets. The reason I asked what was version carried was exactly that. All info I have says...
by VivekT
27 Nov 2002 01:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft
Replies: 157
Views: 65424

Re: Sensor capabilities of IAF aircraft

Nitin, You're right about the Indian M2Ks having the RDM radar with a continuous wave illuminator instead of the RDI. This is significantly inferior to the RDI, but is still superior to any other Indian fighter radar of it's class. Can you verify which is the exact version of the Super 530 carried b...
by VivekT
26 Jul 2001 11:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out
Replies: 82
Views: 34560

Re: TSP: Al-Khalid MBT rolls out

Just a small point, turbine engines (like those used in the M1 Abrams) can run on virtually any fuel - right from jet fuel to petrol, diesel and kerosene.<P>The engine performance is similar with all the fuels, but jet fuel makes the engine last longer.<P>as a side note Su-25s are designed to run di...
by VivekT
20 Jul 2000 11:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?
Replies: 45
Views: 15747

Re: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?

Michael & harry,<P>Operational experience has shown that the Stinger is a far worse performer than expected. For example, just look at Kargil, of the many Stingers fired at Indian AF aircraft, only two scored hits. When the IAF downed the Atlantic 1 aircraft in the Rann of Kutch, helicopters car...
by VivekT
29 Jun 2000 10:57
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 12933

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

I think we'd have to rethink the lo-level capability of the Mirage 2000's in the IAF. They are basically Mirage 2000C's optimised for the fighter role rather than the low-level strike role performed by the French Mirage 2000N. without the terrain following radar of the -N the pilot would be forced t...
by VivekT
15 Sep 1999 11:52
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: RAW, Mossad developing strong strategic relations
Replies: 19
Views: 10293

Re: RAW, Mossad developing strong strategic relations

It is quite common for allied countries to allow use of their airbases to each other. The best example is Canada and the NATO countries. Canada has demarked a huge area of it's territory as being purely for the training of NATO combat aircraft. Believe it or not, in terms of area, this training grou...
by VivekT
09 Sep 1999 16:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Harrier vs Mirage V/III
Replies: 22
Views: 10934

Re: Harrier vs Mirage V/III

The INs Sea Harriers don't have BVR capability. They are the FRS.Mk 51 variant which can only fire IR homing Magic II AAMs. Only the Royal navy's FRS.Mk 2 and the USMCs AV-8B Harrier II Plus (also used by Italy) have a BVR AAM capability (firing AIM-120A AMRAAMs)
by VivekT
17 Aug 1999 09:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Trisonics operate MiG-25R or MiG-25RB?
Replies: 18
Views: 7641

Re: Trisonics operate MiG-25R or MiG-25RB?

Another question,<P>Do IAF MIG-25s have provision to carry SLARs?<P>Badar, what are the (dis/)advantages of the Peneng navigation system.
by VivekT
29 Jul 1999 12:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Questions on the PAF
Replies: 12
Views: 6409

Re: Questions on the PAF

(a) what kind of ECM devices do they have and what are their aircraft that have it ?<BR>The older F-16s can only carry jamming devices externally, but the newer F-16s have internal jamming pods. I think that their A-5 & A-5Ms (Pakistani versions of Chinese Q-5/Q-5M) have provision for jamming po...
by VivekT
26 Jul 1999 19:25
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Understanding Air Operations in Kargil
Replies: 23
Views: 16152

Re: Understanding Air Operations in Kargil

Here's some info about the Mirage 2000H. The source? Pakistan Institute for Defence Studies.<P>Mirage 2000E-H Vajra <P>Type: Multirole fighter. <BR>Design Features: Low-set thin delta wing with cambered section and cleared for 9g and 270/s roll at sub and supersonic<BR>speeds. For AD training, an ai...
by VivekT
23 Jul 1999 13:24
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Understanding Air Operations in Kargil
Replies: 23
Views: 16152

Re: Understanding Air Operations in Kargil

A couple of clarifications,<P>1)<BR>The Antilope terrain following radar *is* used on IAF Mirage 2000s. The Mirage 2000Hs used by the IAF are derived from the Mirage 2000C interceptor and the Mirage 2000N-K2 low-level strike aircraft. The main difference is that the M2000H is a single seat variant o...

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