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by rajsunder
26 Feb 2021 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2449
Views: 622290

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

There is no way that bakistan is going to be a part of quad. Forget about US, china will have a field day with bakis the day they come out with the statement that they want to be a part of the quad. Doesnt "Quad" mean four? US-Australia-Japan-India? How is it Quad if Pakistan also joins, ...
by rajsunder
26 Feb 2021 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2449
Views: 622290

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

0JA5SdeDTQk Qamar Cheema wants pakis to change their master once again. As usual Porki trying to be too smart by half and roll in the gravy. He wants pakistan to be a part of the Quad as otherwise India will be the sole beneficiary and pakistan will miss out on all the action that is going to be in...
by rajsunder
25 Feb 2021 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 157846

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I was looking at the videos made by #AKM on the LCA Manufacturing at HAL series, the ones that he released before Aero India 2021. Saw some of the screw jacks where they has rods with sharp edges protruding from the screw jacks. I do not think that we can use the same manufacturing techniques for ma...
by rajsunder
19 Feb 2021 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Why are we aiming low? Both twin engine and TEDBF by default will have more composite materials, so should be lighter than F-18. Wy does the TED_BF carry lower weight than F-18 super hornet? Is it because of the aerodynamics of Tailless Delta wing? F-18SH is launched by catapults and TEDBF will be ...
by rajsunder
19 Feb 2021 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) Design Specifications • Maximum Take Off Weight : 24 tonnes • Maximum Payload Capacity : 9 tonnes F-18 super hornet specs Empty weight: 32,081 lb (14,552 kg) Gross weight: 47,000 lb (21,320 kg) (equipped as fighter) Max takeoff weight: 66,000 lb (29,937 kg) Wh...
by rajsunder
18 Feb 2021 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346350

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The IAF is sure to buy more Tejas Mk2 and also invest in ORCA eventually. In the Tejas Discussions between Shri Kota Ji, AM P. Rajkumar and AM Matheshwaran, it is clear that many new technologies need to be developed for AMCA. There is also the matter of operating costs. Based on what we know about...
by rajsunder
10 Feb 2021 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Rakesh wrote:Guys, this is NOT the final iteration. More refinement has to be done.

yes, we all know that and we are trying to discuss what needs to be fixed.
by rajsunder
10 Feb 2021 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

This configuration has too much clutter around the canards and would be a big radar reflector from the sideways. Like the way they have removed a lot of clutter from the bottom, they should rework on the top and remove the clutter by moving the wings a little higher to be in line with the canards an...
by rajsunder
07 Feb 2021 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 157846

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1358271196387753984?s=20 ---> Report: India's 5th generation stealth fighter AMCA will be manufactured at HAL Nashik, once it is ready for production. was this not supposed to be built by a consortium of private players and government? Making a 5th gen would...
by rajsunder
06 Feb 2021 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 543
Views: 157846

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

SidSoma wrote:

1. Cockpit glass coating developed in house to avoid radar wave reflection
2. AMCA Mk 2 to be optionally manned.


DDM at its best. There were so many questions one could have asked the director, but we have DDM to thank for making a mess out of the interview.
by rajsunder
02 Feb 2021 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

After staring at these models, i now feel that the Stealth is from the forward look only. The multiple lines on TED-BF in the configuration might not be so stealthy when being viewed from a AWACS. I was wondering if some learned moulana can throw some light on how much engineering effort it would ne...
by rajsunder
01 Feb 2021 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

My gosh the TEDBF with canards and delta wing is stunning! Strangely no IRST and no probe seen on the model, which could mean AMCA style retractable probe. Wonder what the other configuration with trapezoidal wings and stabilators will look like..I doubt it'll be this beautiful though.. I think ADA...
by rajsunder
01 Feb 2021 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 549
Views: 126699

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Loyal Wingman for Tejas MK1/ MK1A/ Mk2 https://twitter.com/ReviewVayu/status/1356122937393201152 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtHqavyXAAANx3U?format=jpg&name=large With SAAW in its belly https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtHqdRTXcAMM4kw?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtHqlfgW8AMu...
by rajsunder
01 Feb 2021 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

The delta wing canard configuration model of TED-BF from Aero India 2021 https://twitter.com/ReviewVayu/status/1356135867732033540 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtH2RFeXcAE6GMX?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtH2TgnXMAQe0PT?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E...
by rajsunder
24 Jan 2021 01:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis
Replies: 1055
Views: 105556

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion- Post PM appointment crisis

Indian Fishermen Attacked Allegedly By Lanka Navy Over Trespass, 1 Hurt Chennai: A group of Indian fishermen were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy personnel last night for allegedly trespassing into the island nation's territorial waters. One of the fishermen has been injured. The fishermen ha...
by rajsunder
21 Jan 2021 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 549
Views: 126699

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

ramana wrote:Only engine, ejection seat, refueling probe and some sundries will be imported in the end.

I remember reading that we did develop our own ejection seat which was tested and approved by martin baker. Anyone knows what happened?
by rajsunder
21 Jan 2021 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

MMRCA 2 is kyali pulav. It is not coming. If IAF gets a cheaper platform like TEDBF, which will provide similar capability, IAF will replace older/Non-upgraded Su30 with them. IAF has been crying how Su30 is expensive to maintain. It is possible they might replace some with MWF. IAF is twin engine ...
by rajsunder
19 Jan 2021 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 472235

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

WHY IS PAKISTAN’S JF-17 FIGHTER A FAILURE? https://www.daily-sun.com/post/530003/WHY-IS-PAKISTAN%E2%80%99S-JF17-FIGHTER-A-FAILURE- In 1999, Pakistan and China signed an agreement to jointly develop and produce the JF-17 “Thunder” and equally share the development cost. The JF-17 was planned to be a ...
by rajsunder
18 Jan 2021 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139284

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/VamsiVamy/status/1350848305534697474 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Er8tXXdUYAAR9ar?format=jpg&name=large If one looks carefully at the preliminary design of TEDBF in the above slide #2, you would notice that the frontal part is shaped more like a stealthy design than LCA. I am...
by rajsunder
18 Jan 2021 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 383073

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

I believe that India is going to go for a combination of 3 and 4. Order another 36-50 Rafale's and put extra effort on MK2A, TED-BF/ ORCA and AMCA with technologies getting shared between these three fighters. At the same time try to acquire some cheap copies of our existing fighters like used Mira...
by rajsunder
17 Jan 2021 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 549
Views: 126699

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Lecture by Dr. Satish Reddy
Has information about TEDBF, LCA MK2 and AMCA

Starting @ 41.00 Minutes

by rajsunder
17 Jan 2021 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 383073

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

3) IAF cancels MMRCA and orders 2-3 squadrons of Rafale ... If Contract signing happens in 2023, we can get all the jets delivered by 2029... IAF will maintain current strength of 34 squadrons by end of decade... IAF can then concentrate fully on Tejas Mk2 and AMCA... Politically somewhat risky for...
by rajsunder
10 Jan 2021 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814602

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

I was looking at one of the videos on youtube that spoke about desi upgrade options for Su-30 MKI fleet. but the video ended by saying that the update might end up making the fighter heavier. If it does end up making the fighter heavier, why cant we just remove the thrust vectoring system. That alon...
by rajsunder
06 Jan 2021 04:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 549
Views: 126699

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

As per news articles last year, HAL cut her profits and the IAF reduced the number of spares. The reason for the compromise was reported last year as well. Discussed on the forum. HAL cuts its profit on Tejas Mark 1A deal by 50%, fighter jets to take to sky by 2022 https://theprint.in/theprint-esse...
by rajsunder
05 Jan 2021 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

It didn’t happen, please let’s not derail the thread with Cold War garbage that is backfire, only combat sortie it ever flew against a competent opponent it got shot down (Georgia knocked down a recon version with outdated SAM), :rotfl: Even during Iran Iraq war, Iran took out two of Iraq's TU-22's...
by rajsunder
05 Jan 2021 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

chola wrote:^^^ What?! When the hell did this happen?

https://theaviationist.com/2012/12/29/b ... ObwpYnjlps
by rajsunder
05 Jan 2021 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 43289

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

vivek_ahuja wrote:What a gorgeous bird. The blending between the wing and fuselage gives it the "Mini-Rafale" look from the frontal angles!

the only problem with the above CGI models is the smaller air intake for the APU.
by rajsunder
05 Jan 2021 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2031
Views: 425202

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Don't know if it is just chini-russki BS but if true this is a gamechanger in the Airbus-Boeing duopoly. Even if this thing just takes over the chini market and nowhere else it would still be a big change. https://www.defenseworld.net/news/28513/Sino_Russian_JV_Targets_Delivery_of_1000_CR929_Jets_b...
by rajsunder
05 Jan 2021 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

A ship may have staying power,true,but an N-sub has a 90+ day endurance entirely UW, undetected,as an Akula famously did patrollling off the US coast not too long ago.An N-sub's endurance limited to the the crew's endurance and on-board supplies. One Backfire carrying at least 10 LR supersonic ASMs...
by rajsunder
03 Jan 2021 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800305

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The range won't be good enough. You are talking about 400KM+ range. S band is a good combination for range and resolution. Longer the range, lower the frequency, larger the antenna.. Can we not have a Radar in the front similar to what Chilean Phalcon AWACS to improve the coverage to about 300 degr...
by rajsunder
03 Jan 2021 03:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1217819

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Vivek K wrote:Others would have reverse engineered the GE engine to learn from it and develop the Kaveri by now.


china has been buying Boeing commercial planes from the same time India started buying them, why are we yet to see a successful commercial jet engine from china so far?
by rajsunder
01 Jan 2021 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 472235

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

http://quwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/JF-17B-08.jpg I've seen these "hinges" just where canopy is attached to fuselage and wondered what they were. Someone on Twitter got a close up shot of JF-17B https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EqilAA1U0AIE2cj?format=jpg&name=large This can't be tru...
by rajsunder
31 Dec 2020 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Yes! The flight deck looks closer to ready! Finally, actual news about the Vikrant in the Vikrant thread :lol: https://mobile.twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1344282118961041411 Amiet R. Kashyap @Amitraaz · 2h IAC-1(Vikrant) with anti-skid military-grade chemsol epoxy coating on the deck. Green top? I ...
by rajsunder
27 Dec 2020 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

A vessel of this magnitude is going to cost around $8 - $10 billion. And yes, India does not have to pay for that cost upfront because that cost is broken down over the length of construction. The Vikrant is expected to cost around $4+ billion and in 2019, $420 million was released for Phase III co...
by rajsunder
26 Dec 2020 13:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2449
Views: 622290

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

did pakistan really tried doing this? I remember one baki gas station owner in texas did speak to me about this, which at that time i just passed off as mungerilal ke sapne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xipS91mvXEE xipS91mvXEE I actually really liked how it ended when bakis could not keep off thei...
by rajsunder
25 Dec 2020 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Saar, this is the Malacca Strait below (that red arrow). Please show me where the PLAN expects to station not one, but 2 - 3 carrier battle groups. You are aware that Vietnam and China don't exactly get along? At the southern part of the Malacca Strait lies Singapore and Malaysia. To the east of th...
by rajsunder
25 Dec 2020 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Are all 500 ships going to enter the Indian Ocean to teach us evil Indians a lesson? How long do you think that will take? Are you aware of how busy the Straits of Malacca and other sea lanes in South East Asia are with commercial naval traffic? If the PLAN is going to send their entire fleet to co...
by rajsunder
24 Dec 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I am being serious, how can Indian navy face a 500 ship navy with two or three puny carriers? How long can navy hope to play defensive game against a country that eventually might deploy 15 100K carriers? :rotfl: :lol: This is what following the China Military Watch thread does to folks on BRF. raj...
by rajsunder
24 Dec 2020 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2179
Views: 286327

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ I don't know if you are being sarcastic but not even I would ask for five 85K ton carriers. Obviously that would be beyond any possibility of funding. I only hope we can get a CATOBAR at 65K tons which is pretty modest and then get a sister ship later on. We need to keep the carrier arm relevan...

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