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by negi
21 Mar 2019 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 35915

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

I don't think static displays are high fidelity representation of final thing anything worse than Tejas Mk1 and the thing will go into the dustbin.
by negi
21 Mar 2019 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 35915

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

I personally don't understand MWF much if IAF has specified a mission profile for this fighter then it would be easier to talk in those terms else it is at most a Tejas MK X because you cannot get a lot done by just moving from GE F 404 to GE F 414 specially when current platform has been criticised...
by negi
21 Mar 2019 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 35915

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

My theory is that F-16 has some design elements which make it easier imo to have the pilot higher up on the spine , the intake bulge and canopy are diametrically opposite to each other the weight distribution is easier to manage , even the newer Gripen doesn't have as well placed canopy as the 16 sp...
by negi
21 Mar 2019 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1507
Views: 186757

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Even before we saw them coming Unkil would have seen and detected them mobilising the F-16s , selling your own wares gives one some distinct advantage and leverage . AM Masand's point about we not mobilising in enough numbers is something which I subscribe to as well but that's perhaps not palatable...
by negi
19 Mar 2019 12:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 60845

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Hero honda themselves have invested about 100 cr into Ather ; ex Flipkart types have also invested into Ather , also some of the leadership comes from Fkart.
by negi
19 Mar 2019 10:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 486
Views: 60845

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

My friends work at Ather they are good , their manufacturing is in Chennai, R&D here at Bangalore . The initial launch price might be a bit steep for tier 2 town dwellers but they are doing well in terms of installing the charging infra in Bangalore. As for Chinese content no one can build anyth...
by negi
19 Mar 2019 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 919
Views: 106730

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

^ It will take yugas to reach this sort of thinking for our forces like to follow and go by 'traditions' any thought that questions status-quo is not welcomed . For instance if one is able to build a missile in scud (I use it as an example for even bhikari countries can field it) class i.e. cheap , ...
by negi
18 Mar 2019 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1507
Views: 186757

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It is not that simple R-77 has evolved over the time and Chinese would always be curious to lay their hands on actual sample that served with the IAF to see and compare. The data link for instance can be different .
by negi
18 Mar 2019 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1507
Views: 186757

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

On a side note I believe BVR engagements in Himalayan region is going to be tricky for an AC in theory can easily break the lock should it dive low and then fly low and slow between the ridges , nothing fancy like they show in the movies but a measured move easier to pull off when you know the bogey...
by negi
18 Mar 2019 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1507
Views: 186757

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Well the poodle might have by now passed on the wreckage to the yellow master for close inspection.
by negi
16 Mar 2019 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1507
Views: 186757

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Software is easier ; DSP filters for guidance are pretty fundamental and known nothing earth shattering happened there in last 10 years ; in fact what has happened is there is now much more compute power available on a small real estate today so it's even easier than before . The real deal is to get...
by negi
16 Mar 2019 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490214

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

Chipanda now has all the money and they have all the underhand tactics , today they may fail but eventually they will master both the engine tech as well as field a true 5th gen. fighter , we cannot count on them failing .
by negi
15 Mar 2019 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 34806

Re: Aero India 2019

Heh things really did go full circle eh , there was a time when I said the same thing to you :D , waise ao kabhi haveli pe . :twisted:
by negi
15 Mar 2019 14:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408499

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

My speculation is it's all related if someone builds a system that is supposed to prevent AC from going into a stall then it is highly likely they don't do so by just controlling pitch but even airspeed among other variables . May be pilot pulled up soon after takeoff and system tried to inject spee...
by negi
15 Mar 2019 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490214

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

My reading of Indian pschye tells me we go to exercises with our best trying to prove a point whereas Massa and others simply turn up , soak up a lot of data , give a pat on the back to the SDRE and go back home to do their homework . I mean one does not have to even over analyse this Massa always t...
by negi
15 Mar 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 1507
Views: 186757

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

As Singha mentioned, bleeding in the leg could have led to his death. yeah post ejection faced with angry crowd, high adrenaline , heart pumping at a high rate and a busted main artery in the leg , add considerable distance between the place and nearby clinic and one can be staring at death in no t...
by negi
13 Mar 2019 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 914
Views: 123610

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

brar_w, what is with the new massive airbrake kind of backward-flipping cover of the lift-fans for the production F35Bs Wouldnt the old accordion type sideways folding cover of X-35 be better for short takeoffs, from a drag perspective? Well the front facing large surface will slow down the air and...
by negi
13 Mar 2019 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 51428

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

There is a famous adage in the product development world you ain't improving nothing unless you have shipped the damn thing and it has actually seen some real action out in the field; until that you can do n number of iterations in the lab and it will still be a science project. IN Admiral's article...
by negi
11 Mar 2019 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21981

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

War is the best time to field untested home grown stuff , no one will question as to why the process was not followed and lastly the men will make it work . All great weapons were developed and deployed during war time without extensive testing ; only weapons that were fielded post extensive testing...
by negi
11 Mar 2019 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3320
Views: 428137

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Iranian SSK is a great effort and coincidentally a nice dig at the Astute class. :D
by negi
11 Mar 2019 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 34806

Re: Aero India 2019

Karan M wrote:Via Livefist, DRDO Brochure of LCA Navy Mk2, a looker, and desi-brains not a ripoff of some foreign maal!
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Finally a complete AC ; never liked tail-less designs .
by negi
28 Feb 2019 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3805
Views: 391627

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

Well I would be more than happy to be wrong on this however since there is no official confirmation on our end I would stick to my theory for now .
by negi
28 Feb 2019 06:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3805
Views: 391627

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

Well my comment was in context of the possibility that if we only took out a bandar or say mirage then it would sort of validate my theory that Pakis had always planned this to lure our AC into their airspace and were never serious about conducting any air strike in the first place , they want to pr...
by negi
28 Feb 2019 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 3805
Views: 391627

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

MEA only said we shot down their AC it did not categorically identify the type to be a f-16 . Any ways hope the Bisons are replaced by Tejas asap .
by negi
20 Feb 2019 17:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155587

Re: Pulwama Attack

Dilbu things have changed for better India has had too many theorists and hyper analysts across the board , glittering academics , awesome degrees but zero action on ground . Chai wallah at the top has shown that to act one needs none . One certain RBI governor with fancy degrees is back to where he...
by negi
11 Jan 2019 14:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 125421

Re: Indian IT Industry

Lot of the talk around brining tech and stuff like AI/ML to Indian healthcare and other areas is simply copy paste stuff from the valley , actually lot of evangelists and thought leaders in Indian IT scene are exact replicas of our historians (R Thapar et al) and the journos who basically take a fad...
by negi
11 Jan 2019 14:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 125421

Re: Indian IT Industry

That again deserves a long rant but part of the problem is us only; entire healthcare in India is a business run by powerful money minded people . Hospitals would not like to onboard an open platform that facilitates seamless transfer of patient data from one provider/clinic to another not just for ...
by negi
10 Jan 2019 11:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian IT Industry
Replies: 1066
Views: 125421

Re: Indian IT Industry

Government shouldn't get into any space where profits need to be made because they will never be able to do so ; government bodies are inefficient by fundamental nature and I say this without prejudice . Government should actually keep itself to areas which have impact on our well being but are inve...
by negi
09 Jan 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4017
Views: 655725

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Rahul_M , you are kicking a hornet's nest in corporate world expression of such thought itself would get you in trouble with the HR . Some chaps got nukkad closed in the name of being anti women etc etc (just saying).
by negi
03 Jan 2019 23:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 408499

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

What is the cause of Jet downfall ? There were always competitive with good service at competitive rates Is this due to low cost airline Indigo/GoAir or some other reason ? Which Jet are you talking about ? I was a regular flyer Jet was always the uber elite of the Indian operators . Not just air d...
by negi
02 Feb 2018 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490214

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

LoL ; fish on Fridays is hardly any tradition Indians ate fish long before that ; such comparisons are highly superficial and in fact irelevant . I don’t expect any logical response to St. George’s Cross nonsense for none exists :)
by negi
01 Feb 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490214

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

The reverence to traditions when combined with complete understanding of their origin and their relevance to this day makes for a very very compelling argument ; however when people get hung up on traditions without being able to establish a link between them and the land ,people or culture they sta...
by negi
29 Jan 2018 15:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 532881

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^ You missed the point completely and now are presenting facts which are tangential to the topic i.e. we have had issues with absorbing technology to produce and make AL-31FP engines here and this plagues all components of foreign origin be it the SU-30MKI or it's components or for that matter even ...
by negi
29 Jan 2018 13:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 532881

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

So LCA Tejas is already more Maintenance friendly than anything else IAF have got. Yes, GE F-404IN20 is far superior to Al-31FP or M53 engines as is the Elta 2032 radar, the key subsystems. There is extensive inbuilt BIT unlike the retrofit we tried on Su-30. The unmatched strike capability comes f...
by negi
12 Jan 2018 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790833

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Gadkari's words are unpolished perhaps insensitive and statement about patrolling tsp water even incoherent but those who know the ground situation would agree that Navy should slowly but gradually relocate from Mumbai; a congested civilian waterway alongside a naval presence is not only a security ...
by negi
05 Dec 2017 16:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 790833

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Singha wrote:very cluttered and complex topside design even by russian stds.

They are equally busy on the inside :)
by negi
28 Nov 2017 16:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022362

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SRB's grain geometry ; profile of the booster and even lining composition has been in public for decades now you can check up on space dot stackexchange or simply google up on PDF documents on SRB . For instance glass pehnol liner is mostly for ablative cooling I don't think there is anything sensit...
by negi
28 Nov 2017 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022362

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Sidewinder and Javelin line drawings are out there ; are they accurate and reflect the real thing accurately , I do not know . I think too much is being read into these in any case for the state of the art in this space is at a juncture where line drawing of the missile would hardly be telling anyth...
by negi
11 Nov 2017 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022362

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

PTAE-7 engine was made with re-use in mind in fact it has been tested for splash down in sea , recovery and then re-use so from material pov it was not conceived for one time use per se , all in all there is room to make it cheaper but that is probably not a priority item.
by negi
07 Nov 2017 22:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1022362

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Brahmos is ram jet powered it requires the missile to be accelerated above Mach 1 before the main motor kicks in ; so when you employ a VLS you have to get the missile air-frame aligned correctly prior to main SRB kicking so that you get to ram jet phase in most efficient manner. Nirbhay has no such...

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