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by Bharadwaj
22 Feb 2021 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128991

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1699992 In his closing remarks, Raksha Mantri responding to their proposals, made the following announcements: 1. Another list of items that will be not be imported to be notified in March 2021. 2. The Letter of Intent (LoI) for Light Utility Helicopte...
by Bharadwaj
14 Feb 2021 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345617

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

The Chief again says they need to take a call on mk2. The AMCA is a sure thing based on what he says.

by Bharadwaj
08 Feb 2021 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 2508

Re: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

basant wrote:What are the remaining qualifications for FOC? Hope that also is achieved soon.


There is no FOC for LUH. Only equipment qualification- i.e autopilot, winch etc
by Bharadwaj
07 Feb 2021 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128991

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

At the Helo India seminar( video is available above), Air Marshall Tiwari indicates that LUh numbers could be up to 400 depending on the Kamov deal's fate. So this now not just a jingo fantasy but it is actually being talked about in official circles. So why the question about not dumping the Kamov...
by Bharadwaj
07 Feb 2021 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128991

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

At the Helo India seminar( video is available above), Air Marshall Tiwari indicates that LUh numbers could be up to 400 depending on the Kamov deal's fate. So this now not just a jingo fantasy but it is actually being talked about in official circles.
by Bharadwaj
07 Feb 2021 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345617

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

The elephant in the room is the mess with the FGFA which cost precious time. The AMCA push from the AF is understandable but the MK2 is a easy follow on to the 1A. I think the Chief was only talking in terms of numbers and not the program itself.
by Bharadwaj
07 Feb 2021 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128991

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Def.Ind. news report just in.Indig. content of KA-226 LUH is 33% going up in stages.60 to be bought outright with varying indig.% and 140 built at home.Total 200.The req. was for 40%.indig. content which was holding up finalisation.The IA is seeking a waiver for the initial batch as the req. is ext...
by Bharadwaj
07 Feb 2021 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345617

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

That is a bit surprising and then again maybe not.... Perhaps the resources at ADA/HALwould be better being pooled into AMCA rather than being spread thin. HAL was talking about rolling out mk2 in 18 months.
by Bharadwaj
06 Feb 2021 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2021
Replies: 37
Views: 7371

Re: Aero India 2021

^^^^^
Thanks now my entire saturday is ruined while I drool at that brochure :lol:
by Bharadwaj
05 Feb 2021 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128991

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/1357617818187878406

HAL’s LUH (Army Variant) Receives IOC and ALHs handed over to ICG and IN
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by Bharadwaj
05 Feb 2021 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128991

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Defence secretary confirms ARMY gave IOC for LUH today. :D His speech starts about an hour into the program

by Bharadwaj
05 Feb 2021 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1128991

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Any word on the LUH IOC from the ARMY? It was supposed to happen at AI21.
by Bharadwaj
04 Feb 2021 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116720

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

To be honest there was nothing stunning about it. What they did in Bahrain was remarkable-19 second 360 turns, 9g square loop etc. It looks like the fcs is in some sort of control mode or the engine is turned down. I don't blame them for it- the product is proven and there is no need to wear out com...
by Bharadwaj
04 Feb 2021 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 65806

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

RFP handed over. Another import category on its way to biting the dust. https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1357260160113156097?s=20 ---> HAL receiving the IAF's request for proposal (RFP) today for 70 HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft. If negotiations don't lead to a contract in max 18 months, the bene...
by Bharadwaj
04 Feb 2021 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135683

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

The shoulder mounted planform of the Tejas is gone in the TEDBF. Begs the question if the original choice with the LCA was forced upon by extremeness of ASQR in terms of weight vs capability. A smaller delta canard (it was investigated) might have offered better drag and met the ASQR in terms of per...
by Bharadwaj
04 Feb 2021 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 154901

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

Can someone please get snaps of the stealth mode amca model and info tablet near the tedbf display? :cry: I would go to the show myself except for some co morbidities increasing my risk factors to covid exposure.
by Bharadwaj
03 Feb 2021 20:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2270
Views: 201070

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^^^^^
This is a true blow to the propagandists. Good on the great man to do this.
by Bharadwaj
03 Feb 2021 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116720

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

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1694844 Ministry of Defence Rs. 48,000 Contract for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas handed over to HAL at the Inaugural Ceremony of Aero India 2021 Posted On: 03 FEB 2021 6:25PM by PIB Delhi Today at Inaugural Ceremony of Aero India 2021, in the p...
by Bharadwaj
02 Feb 2021 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 154901

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

There is a full stealth mode model too .... No snaps yet from Vayu of that one. Indeed that would be a quite doable one., just like the KFX program !! Though looking at the exhaust and thermal signature management., this might be worked upon in later models ?! https://twitter.com/ReviewVayu The AMC...
by Bharadwaj
02 Feb 2021 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 154901

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

There is a full stealth mode model too .... No snaps yet from Vayu of that one.
by Bharadwaj
01 Feb 2021 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797705

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

BIG,BIG news .... https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/in-a-first-tata-to-build-military-aircraft-in-india-as-it-acquires-ip-rights/articleshow/80620506.cms In a first for the industry, the Tata Group will develop and manufacture a military aircraft in India, having acquired intellectua...
by Bharadwaj
01 Feb 2021 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569447

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

HAL Wingman UAV

Hopefully the rhona dhona about lack of uav development will stop :mrgreen:

:eek: :eek: :eek:

https://twitter.com/ReviewVayu

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by Bharadwaj
23 Jan 2021 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 154901

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

^^^^^
The model in Dr.Ghosh's hands looks to be the config going forward. It's hopefully time for the GOI to spend serious money on this project.
by Bharadwaj
15 Jan 2021 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4427
Views: 872800

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014



Shiv/Cybersug has the full drone demo video. Livefist says these drones are from Sameer Joshi's firm- NewSpace Research & Technologies. This week has bought so many pieces of good news.
by Bharadwaj
13 Jan 2021 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116720

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

^^^^^^ You do realise there are suppliers and things like lead times involved? HAL cant place orders for 83 aircraft sets without the money. There is design work to be done too. But why 36 months required when all your vendors/suppliers are ready. The design part would have already started when an ...
by Bharadwaj
13 Jan 2021 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116720

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

^^^^^^
You do realise there are suppliers and things like lead times involved? HAL cant place orders for 83 aircraft sets without the money. There is design work to be done too.
by Bharadwaj
13 Jan 2021 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116720

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

Cabinet approves Procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircrafts (LCA) ‘Tejas’ from HAL for IAF https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1688287 Posted On: 13 JAN 2021 5:25PM by PIB Delhi The Cabinet met under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister in New Delhi on 13 January and has approved procurement...
by Bharadwaj
13 Jan 2021 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116720

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

Dileep wrote:
Bharadwaj wrote:
Contract will be signed between IAF and HAL at Aero India.


No can do!! There is MOF and MOD babu approvals needed, as per the procedure.

See this Old Post


IIRC those have been accorded last year?
by Bharadwaj
13 Jan 2021 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2477
Views: 569447

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

This is truly a momentous day for indigenous military aviation From Livefist https://www.livefistdefence.com/2021/01/indian-army-hands-landmark-20-million-deal-to-indian-drone-pioneer-ideaforge.html Indian Army Hands Landmark $20-Mil Deal To Indian Drone-maker IdeaForge In what can only be interpret...
by Bharadwaj
13 Jan 2021 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116720

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

IT IS DONE https://twitter.com/CNNnews18/status/1349300318765424646 Big boost for Indian Airforce, CCS clears Tejas Contract. What next? Another committee? How many loops need to jump thru to get the bleddy PO to HAL? Somewhere Vidur Ji had listed the stages. Will try to dig it up. Contract will be...
by Bharadwaj
12 Jan 2021 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 3009
Views: 572123

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

BEML bags ₹758-crore orders for high-mobility vehicles for Indian Army https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/beml-bags-758-crore-orders-for-high-mobility-vehicles-for-indian-army/article33503348.ece I hate screwdriver giri but in this case it is excused. Even the most modern Leyland and Tata pr...
by Bharadwaj
08 Dec 2020 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347226

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

The a330 mrtt will reduce the hours we put on the c17 air frames. It can handle troop and general cargo movement in and out of regular paved runways even at higher altitudes. It will also help with humanitarian relief work. A great buy and hopefully MOD will not get sticker shock once the price come...
by Bharadwaj
08 Dec 2020 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347226

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

If the former Air chief did indeed say that - he is wrong. They have the same wing barring the differences in the pylon area. The a340-500/600 do have a larger wing but they have no relation to the mrtt platform.
by Bharadwaj
08 Dec 2020 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347226

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

The a330-200(base for mrtt)/300 and a340-200/300 have always shared the same wing from day one. The difference being the extra pylon locations(and associated structural beefing up) for the four engine a340 which are absent on the civilian a330 but used for the mrtt to add refueling stations. If thes...
by Bharadwaj
07 Dec 2020 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347226

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

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-considers-french-offer-of-six-airbus-multi-role-mid-air-refuellers/story-70sYwYarTrtUMQcE0wvV7N.html India is considering a French proposal to acquire six Airbus 330 multi-role transport tanker aircraft on a government-to-government basis for expanding ...

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