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by tsarkar
25 Apr 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

Weren't all soviet fighters designed in that way? As one Israeli pilot described "fuel and go, fuel and go". But the airframe and engines would exhaust their Type Technical Life thereafter. The Navy OSA boats used to bomb Karachi exhausted their hull and engine TTL and had to be discarded...
by tsarkar
25 Apr 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

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Never seen a Tejas photographed in this angle and it looks great
by tsarkar
25 Apr 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275771

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

A great photo in Ramana's link

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by tsarkar
24 Apr 2018 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3329
Views: 375837

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

JTull wrote:300 TM333-2B2 have been produced.

You missed writing "until 2011" as mentioned in the link posted by you. Not all require overhaul. Obviously for smaller initial numbers, the overhaul is done at OEM. Needless to say, Dhruv is past that stage without any threat of sanctions.
by tsarkar
24 Apr 2018 15:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3329
Views: 375837

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

@tsarkar Those are Aircraft MRO hubs and do not include engines. The Engine MRO hub will be operational in Goa only by 2020. You only have to estimate how many Dhruv/Rudras, LUH and LCH will be operational by then to see the scale of the problem. And why would helicopters inducted a few years earli...
by tsarkar
24 Apr 2018 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

Perfect!! So IAF wants to repeat the Arjun saga :rotfl: It is ok to import a fighter then ordering Tejas with good sortie rate and safety record. I guess, someone will come with Tejas is too safe to fly and pilots will get lazy. :P Can you explain what you wrote? Can you make any sense of what you ...
by tsarkar
24 Apr 2018 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

If FOC is happening second half of 2018, with structural changes from IOC like IFR plumbing, it is but natural production drawings will require time to be made. Pray, how come it becomes anyone's fault, whether ADA, HAL or IAF? Can a 15 year old child overnight take up a corporate job? Can members s...
by tsarkar
24 Apr 2018 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275771

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

Airmen/Other ranks are not targeted but you're right, everyone needs to remove their rank insignia. However airmen/jawans have it sewn in their uniforms and can't be removed unlike Officer insignia on uniform shoulder straps that can be easily removed by unbuttoning the shoulder straps.
by tsarkar
24 Apr 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3329
Views: 375837

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The firangi outfits and their local chaps must be in deep pain seeing the LUH dancing around the skies. It must be noted that along with the Dhruv the LUH is almost totally sanctions proof. Sanctions proof? You kidding? We still don't have MRO facilities for the engine. MRO hubs are functional at M...
by tsarkar
23 Apr 2018 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275771

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

Lady Officer overseeing testing/preparing of missile. Note the lack of rank insignia on her uniform, that is done in wartime at forward areas to prevent targeting of leadership by snipers/saboteurs.

https://mobile.twitter.com/IAF_MCC/stat ... 72/photo/4
by tsarkar
23 Apr 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4316
Views: 634626

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Saw INS Betwa over the weekend and she seemed to have completed her refit. Old News from November https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/indian-navys-warship-ins-betwa-restored-upright-position-capsized-mumbai/ The US-based salvage company Resolve Marine Group successfully completed the salvage...
by tsarkar
23 Apr 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198222

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Philip - why isn't Sukhoi/ROE tendering PAFKA in the IAF RFP? Saar, why saar? Why are you tempting a flame war, blue on blue. :D Its a very genuine question requesting a factual answer. If PAKFA is the next best thing to pasteurized milk, why isn't Sukhoi/ROE proposing it in response to both IAF &a...
by tsarkar
23 Apr 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198222

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^ This one's a keeper. Just like Sher Singh and the cattle prod.

Philip - why isn't Sukhoi/ROE tendering PAFKA in the IAF RFP?
by tsarkar
21 Apr 2018 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198222

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Not at all..it's simple.logic.Its airframe is better than Su30 MKI.Sukhoi wont be going backwards.Its engine are the ones being used in SU 35.Rest when you yourself have no idea about what are the capabilities of J-etc how something becomes a dud ? Just because its Russian.? Have you read public of...
by tsarkar
21 Apr 2018 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198222

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Dud? Compared to what? J-20,J-31.? F-22?F-35? Any operational data ? At the very least it will be better than anything we have now or will have in future including Su-30 MKI and Rafale. So no Dud. Have you evaluated the PAKFA? Do you have performance specifications that was denied to IAF? Note &quo...
by tsarkar
21 Apr 2018 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198222

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

One point missed by most is that India has not rejected PAKFA but only refused to fund its development. Let the Russians operationalise it and once its done we'll evaluate it vis-a-vis others. Development funds are best spent on Mk2, AMCA, UAV programs. Why should we spend money on development witho...
by tsarkar
21 Apr 2018 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

One Question maybe a dumb one .. Does all the activity this mean that the Tejas flight envelope is completely opened and the flight laws of the aircraft are presumed to sufficiently coded complete for all aircraft operations including combat maneuvering ? Or will the tweaking process still continue...
by tsarkar
20 Apr 2018 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

8,We have received the approval to prove unmanned technologies like auto take-off and landing on LCA for future uses. This is a great development and the incremental evolutionary approach is better manageable technically, financially & administratively. 10, Tejas Navy has completely mastered th...
by tsarkar
20 Apr 2018 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

Shiv is right - endurance is a not just a function of fuel & oxygen but also a factor of physiology and fatigue. A single LCA does the job that during Kargil took 3 fighters to do - fly top cover with BVRAAM like MiG-29, fly close escort with CCAAM like MiG-21 and drop bombs like MiG-27. Despite...
by tsarkar
20 Apr 2018 15:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198222

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Can you explain how is is not advanced in any of these... All the above in conceptual, development or [in the best case] testing phase And as weapons goes, Karan had earlier commented that PAKFA is the only fifth generation fighter with WW2 bombs http://alejandro-8en.blogspot.in/2016/04/pak-fa-test...
by tsarkar
20 Apr 2018 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2401
Views: 198222

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Come on people

No practical advances in engine technology
No practical advances in Radar
No practical advances in EO
No practical advances in avionics
No practical advances in weaponry

All the above in conceptual, development or testing phase.

Why put money on PAK-FA?
by tsarkar
20 Apr 2018 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275771

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

Gaganshakti is money well spent. Large force exercises require massive degree of command, control and coordination, lack of which led to the following USAF failure in Gulf War 1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_Q_Strike Which is why the Chinese correctly appreciated the significance of this exe...
by tsarkar
19 Apr 2018 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

Nop. Tejas Mk2 will have obog. Then what are they integrating OBOGS on ? OBOGS ground system works but there is no Mk2 to integrate it on till date. Seems like Mk1A only. They'll integrate it with some existing PV or LSP for trials but OBOGS will go in production with Mk2. OBOGS is in SOP for Mk2 a...
by tsarkar
18 Apr 2018 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

Naliya AFS in Gujarat in summer + payload results in a longer takeoff run
by tsarkar
13 Apr 2018 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 327
Views: 26319

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

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A lovely photo. The deeper waters off the East Coast allows ships to sail closer. This also requires good navigation acumen.
by tsarkar
13 Apr 2018 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600582

Re: Small Arms Thread

Maybe in US but definitely NOT in India. We care a lot about these things in India. Discipline is paramount for a good unit. There is no way that chap is a MARCOS. Many police forces have procured Tavor too and this chap could be doing photo ops with one of them. Grooming standards have been relaxe...
by tsarkar
13 Apr 2018 01:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1719
Views: 275771

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

Kartik wrote:Su-30MKI, Jaguar IS DARIN 3 and Tejas flypast at DefExpo 2018

The tail numbers indicate the Su-30 and Jaguar belonging to ASTE with the Sukhoi probably the same one used to test BrahMos. The Tejas is one of the LSPs operated by NFTC.
by tsarkar
11 Apr 2018 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4235
Views: 458903

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

tsarkar, The Dhanush has 360 traverse. Recall the fake Chinese made Swiss bearings. Now they get them from the OEM used on the Bofors. They provide the traverse. Most howitzers, including FH-77B dont have 360 degree traverse. https://www.forecastinternational.com/archive/disp_old_pdf.cfm?ARC_ID=145...
by tsarkar
11 Apr 2018 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4235
Views: 458903

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The Denel traverse mechanism is quite good http://www.military-today.com/artillery/t5_52.htm This artillery system can fire in 360° arc, however it has to return to the 80° arc to simplify the loading process. Kit - you dont have to quote a whole series of images for a one line post. For those of us...
by tsarkar
11 Apr 2018 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

Prem: Most of the interview was around media freedom, V K Singh visiting RSS event, etc, The interviewer said AFSPA exploits women that Defence Minister strongly clarified that AFSPA is GoI's position and not Army's position or MoD's position. She also clarified Army Vice Chief's statement to Parlia...
by tsarkar
11 Apr 2018 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4235
Views: 458903

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^Can it turn 90deg..? Looks unlikely. +-30deg or so more likely to my noob eyes. The Denel system can traverse quite a bit https://www.armyrecognition.com/south_africa_african_artillery_vehicles_systems_uk/t5-52_t5-45_155mm_wheeled_self-propelled_howitzer_technical_data_sheet_specifications_picture...
by tsarkar
10 Apr 2018 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4235
Views: 458903

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Mounted Dhanush. Wonderful development! The Artillery team at OFB is working wonders! I hope that OFB works with Tata. They seemed to have a much more TFTA solution on their 8X8 platform. Unlikely, OFB being a PSU would work with BEML Tatra since its another PSU. And technically the Tatra is a high...
by tsarkar
09 Apr 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 189601

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Manish_P wrote:
tsarkar wrote:Thanks a lot!
Sir, Thank you. Good luck and God speed.

I needed that report for my homework. I asked our Defence Minister on Saturday on inducting Tejas and Arjun in more numbers, and she gave a very positive response. The video is there in the Tejas thread.
by tsarkar
09 Apr 2018 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

This has in the past and will continue to be used by others to attack systems, completely ignoring the iterative discovery-->discovery rectification process. Whether that is a hipster blogger with a degree in conflict-resolution, or media publications originating form adversarial nations it really ...
by tsarkar
09 Apr 2018 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

I was going through the following reports for F-35 and the concurrent engineering approach followed there often leads to insufficient testing and bugs propagating to production. http://aviationweek.com/defense/will-us-navy-s-f-35-be-ready-time?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20180409_AW-05_237&sfvc4ene...
by tsarkar
09 Apr 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

I was invited to the Indian Express signature event #ExpressAdda With Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister Of Defence, on Saturday 7th April. During the course of the event, I brought up the topic of SQR's being drafted to suit foreign systems, and Tejas & Arjun not being inducted in sufficient nu...
by tsarkar
09 Apr 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1120
Views: 178411

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

Any news on the FOC to Tejas? What is the cause for delay now? IIRC, all the milestones have been achieved. The FOC CLAW software for Tejas was delivered by NAL only in February and is being flight tested. Once the flight testing is completed by NFTC and ADA and certified by CEMILAC (around Septemb...
by tsarkar
07 Apr 2018 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 600582

Re: Small Arms Thread

Tattoos are not allowed in Indian Armed Forces. Same goes for the filmy haircut. TSarkar ji, Special forces regulations regarding haircuts are much more relaxed compared to regular army or navy. As far as tattoo is concerned he might have got it after induction in marcos. What matters is his combat...
by tsarkar
06 Apr 2018 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 189601

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Thanks a lot!
by tsarkar
06 Apr 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 189601

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

URGENT REQUEST - Can someone share the link to the CAG report that mentioned different testing criteria for Arjun & T-90. I need it very urgently.

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