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by Zynda
19 Aug 2018 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331146

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

Found this on Keypub forums... The USArmy recently shared its AH-64E upgrade plans with industry. The AH-64E Ver. 6 (2018-2026) will see several key upgrades; doubling of its radar's range (~16km), Maritime threat detection and targeting (FCR), Extended range MUMT-X, improved navigation, and communi...
by Zynda
11 Aug 2018 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199590

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

nice victimhood ecosystem they have got running there. with 25k a head these are not poor people but the pull of murica/canada is very strong for the lower middle class as a deep and immediate jump in lifestyle is there for taking - if they can sneak through. This possibly takes the discussion OT.....
by Zynda
11 Aug 2018 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353799

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

It will be interesting to see what kind of revenue AI will pull up due to change of location. Will they still charge INR 2500 (?) for business tickets? Businesses will still send reps to AI but I do expect a dip in attendance. Also, a lot of civilians working with HAL, CSIR, DRDO labs in BLR would a...
by Zynda
11 Aug 2018 11:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199590

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India nationals illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in record numbers The surge of Central Americans crossing into the U.S. claiming asylum is no secret around the world. Just a snapshot of those caught entering on any given day is stunning – Nigeria, Romania, Nepal – in addition to the hundred...
by Zynda
03 Aug 2018 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371764

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^IR, AFAIK, Swift is Swift onlee (actually stands for Stealth Wing Flying Testbed). Scaled down version of Ghatak. Will be used to demo & certify certain technologies that have never been done in India, which will eventually be used on Ghatak.
by Zynda
03 Aug 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353799

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Too bad to hear about AI planning to move out of Bangalore. Bangalore was considered the Aerospace Capital of India. Why Lucknow? Kinda odd choice...good for folks in that part of India (& for locals). If the move of venue happens then I guess, I will be not be attending AI 2019 at least. Will d...
by Zynda
01 Aug 2018 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407301

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

Not just ADA but the current trend in most DRDO labs is to reduce permanent employees. Get work done by contract folks, apprentice trainees and sometimes interns. Unfortunately, for the former, selection is done by tendering & L1 bidding. Most of the times, the L1 is selected on lowest cost basi...
by Zynda
02 Jun 2018 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 430
Views: 48770

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It seems like Turkey has been able to leap & close key technology gaps in 15 years time. Any guesses on how this happened? Is Turkish investment in Def R&D is so high & that too in many areas simultaneously to close gaps or is it all blowing a bunch of hot air? Its GDP is around 1T$ as o...
by Zynda
02 Jun 2018 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2360
Views: 48499

Re: Physics Discussion Thread

^^Thanks AmberG for the following up with Ligo Team and posting here the findings. Surely interesting...
by Zynda
26 May 2018 19:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172898

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

[And this labor mobility is exactly what India is fighting for. If brit money is good for India, then highly educated Indian "labor" should be good for them. At least, our guys would be skilling up. How would India benefit from this labour mobility? I can understand if folks skill up and ...
by Zynda
26 May 2018 14:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172898

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I don't understand some members wanting GoI to fight for Immigration rights for Indians who want to settle in outside India & possibly give up INC in future. I'd agree with GoI demanding easier access to professionals/employees from Indian companies working at client site etc., without which it ...
by Zynda
22 May 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3569
Views: 446371

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Helicopter should be able to withstand the loads arising due to crash conditions of 35 g forward, 12 g rearward, 25 g downward, 8 g upward, and 12 g sideward. If the entire helicopter is designed for the above inertial load factors, ALH would be a flying tank. If I could extrapolate my understandin...
by Zynda
22 May 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4076
Views: 653731

Re: Small Arms Thread

Does Karnataka State Police has a SWAT unit? Doesn't seem like it based on a cursory Google search.
by Zynda
19 May 2018 19:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1496
Views: 172898

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

We should really start penalizing Brit$hits business interests in India for providing shelter for many wanted Indians under the guise of "human rights fairness" & BS like that. They may get away for the first few years but lets see how much "hooman rights" UK would value of t...
by Zynda
16 May 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353799

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Can anyone identify this loadout? From https://youtu.be/Y1pj8yqrKlI?t=92 Will take a shot...the fuselage mounted missiles are R-27 (AA-10...not sure about the variant). The inboard most wing mounted missiles seems to be Kh-29 Air-Surface Missile. http://www.ausairpower.net/VVS/Kh-29L+Kh-29T-1S.jpg ...
by Zynda
02 May 2018 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2581
Views: 243324

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

No deal: Why Russia won't develop an ‘Indian’ Su-57 Russia has refused to reveal the production secrets of fifth-generation jet fighters ‘for free’; India, for its part, has decided that a deal is not appropriate for an aircraft ‘that is not up to being called the fighter plane of the new millenniu...
by Zynda
01 May 2018 12:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 48499

Re: Indian Tourism: News & Discussion

^^Had to use a hotel for an overnight stay at Mysore recently. Stayed at Pai Vista and had a nice experience. Pretty clean and safe as well. Located in the heart of Mysore. Of course, we are extremely familiar with Mysore. Can't comment on food since never ate there but should be decent. http://www....
by Zynda
30 Apr 2018 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231279

Re: Indian Roads Thread

I see video cameras/CCTV systems mounted on traffic light poles on many intersections in Bengaluru but unfortunately it doesn't seem to be serving as any kind of deterrent when it comes to traffic violations. I see many two wheelers, cabs & autos running red light with impunity even if they are ...
by Zynda
20 Apr 2018 23:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4508
Views: 318244

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^AFAIK, current nacelle (including cowling I think) & Thrust reverser systems are supplied by separate OEM and are not from Aircraft OEM. Current commercial aviation nacelle systems are dominated by UTC Aerospace (Formerly Goodrich Aerospace Systems) & Safran Nacelles (formerly known as Air...
by Zynda
18 Apr 2018 19:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4508
Views: 318244

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

As per regulations, one needs to show that during an event of blade separation from the engine which results in puncture of the fuselage, there are no chances of fatality for the aircraft (& thus for the entire pax)...not for individuals. Also per regulations, one needs to show that if a part of...
by Zynda
15 Apr 2018 01:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5377
Views: 482354

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia rues its declining role as arms supplier to India For years, Russian equipment and defence firms were the highlight of Indian Defexpo and Aero India shows. After live displays, mainly featuring Russian aircraft, helicopters and armoured vehicles, the crowds would throng the glitzy, neon-lit ...
by Zynda
14 Apr 2018 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407301

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

Not IR...but that port has been there quite a while. IIRC, it is a spring loaded port which opens only during times when excessive air is needed by the engine...like take-off etc. I think the aux. port was added when F404-INS6 was installed as it was determined that engine needed more air flow rate.
by Zynda
04 Apr 2018 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717560

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Dunno about HTFE, but I hear there is more pressure on STFE (Manik) to succeed...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 430
Views: 48770

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^Thanks Brar_w...would appreciate it. But for now, I got what I was looking for.
by Zynda
03 Apr 2018 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 430
Views: 48770

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Brar_w, your research skills in finding things are a notch above mine. I am trying to obtain a cutaway diagram of a UAV like X-47, X-45, Taranis or Neuron...just like this B2 http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Northrop-B2/IMAGES/B-2-Cutaway.jpg I tried to search but could not find. Would apprecia...
by Zynda
02 Apr 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717560

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It seems like Manik Engine is ready and DRDO is looking for Private Sector to undertake manufacturing activities. Huge development... Wasn't Manik scheduled to go on Nirbhay as well to replace existing Russian engines? Also any recent news of Manik successful testing? https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/wh...
by Zynda
30 Mar 2018 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Cambridge Analytica and Next Color Revolutions India
Replies: 112
Views: 10352

Re: Cambridge Analytics and Next Color Revolutions India

^^I have opted out of most Google's history reporting services. I am not on any social media...quit FB back in 2012. Never had FB app on my phone since 2012 (so it has some data about me prior to 2012). I always disable & limit control of what services each app has access to on my phone (I think...
by Zynda
30 Mar 2018 17:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5377
Views: 482354

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

This incident actually affects US-Russia relations more than India-US or India-Russia relations but since it seems like Aeroflot acts were probably based on skin color of Indians, this kinda shows their racist attitudes & discrimination policies. Back when we were poor grad students, many of us ...
by Zynda
30 Mar 2018 16:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231279

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Jay, nothing like witnessing an accident & the effects of it to drill in the message. Yesterday, a couple of kids at work witnessed an accident involving one bike being ridden on the wrong side of the road with 3 people on it and none of them wearing crash helmets and the other one with a couple...
by Zynda
28 Mar 2018 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407301

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

USN clocks around an average 300 hrs per year of flight time on their Hornets? That would give 30 years of life by the time 9000 hrs is up...not bad. Complete OT...brar_w, what is the rated life for F-35?
by Zynda
28 Mar 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 128758

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

Probably FBL among other things...also I would think there would be reduction in wire bundle/harness thickness going from Copper to Fiber...it may be small but probably significant for a small aircraft like Tejas. Along with better positioning of LRUs/Electronic bay racks in Mk.2 fuselage for access...
by Zynda
27 Mar 2018 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 226183

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Now the question arises as to why would a tank commander choose to engage a target at 1.2kms with a slower missile instead of a faster and less easily intercepted APFSDS round. If you are going to be using missiles at that range might as well get rid of the main gun and turret altogether and conver...
by Zynda
27 Mar 2018 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407301

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

My impression was that our FCR tracking alogs especially in A-G mode were lacking and thus the struggle. Hardware wise it seems like were OK.
by Zynda
24 Mar 2018 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 983
Views: 91830

Re: Understanding the US- Again

^^The Russians have not exactly been sensitive to our concerns wrt China & Pak as well. They are chasing after their national interests & so should we. Further, we have always managed to operate both Russian & Western equipment with segregation and I am sure we can restrict US equipment ...
by Zynda
20 Mar 2018 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199590

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

kids not interested/integrated, there is less and less attachment to India and with zero practical benefits. Thats why I am not sold on the premise that more Indians settled outside India is "good" for India at least in a tangible way. Although to be fair, a few years ago, I did meet quit...
by Zynda
20 Mar 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 638
Views: 128758

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

^^I heard going forward, primarily it will be outsourcing rather than hiring direct employees. Unfortunately in desh, contracting pays peanuts...
by Zynda
20 Mar 2018 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199590

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

One metric is to track how many people are renouncing their Indian citizenships each year. I think GoI does not release the numbers...
by Zynda
18 Mar 2018 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331146

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

It is possible that IAF has ordered a replacement panel and inspect the MiG-21 for airworthiness and keep it flying until the replacement panel arrives. We don't know the context... Or perhaps it was decided the issue is not critical enough and the panel would be replaced during the next B/C Check a...
by Zynda
17 Mar 2018 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1640
Views: 199590

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Honestly, I would prefer if our folks could stay back here in India & contribute and get it going forward by huge steps which would have a more tangible effect on India's soft & hard power (economic, military, strategic etc.) rather than wish for US to relax immigration policy so that more I...
by Zynda
10 Mar 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 886
Views: 139291

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

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Awesome photograph illustrating few aspects of aerodynamics/air flow over Rafale. Almost looks like a colour Schlieren photography.

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