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by Bharadwaj
18 Mar 2020 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

I think safe to say that CCS clearance is a formality? Here is the MOD release https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1606941# Ministry of Defence In a big boost to ‘Make in India’, DAC paves way for procurement of 83 indigenous Tejas fighter aircraft for IAF Posted On: 18 MAR 2020 5:21PM by ...
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

The photos appear to show very good fit and finish- a relief given the increased involvement of private sector players as large component suppliers.
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

^^^^^ My concern has more to do with certain potential export customers who may not follow said export restrictions based on the ever changing status of their relationship with our not so friendly neighbors. The shock value of the the teja's low rcs on the first day it engages in combat is somethin...
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

^^^^^ My concern has more to do with certain potential export customers who may not follow said export restrictions based on the ever changing status of their relationship with our not so friendly neighbors. The shock value of the the teja's low rcs on the first day it engages in combat is something...
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

8g on the first flight? just shows the confidence the test team has in the aircraft. Barring the rafale, the tejas may just be the premier air to air asset of the IAF. It irritates me to no end seeing the stories of export to this or that country. The rcs and electronic signature of the Tejas is som...
by Bharadwaj
17 Mar 2020 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Another box ticked. Has the GOI ordered the derby er yet? or will the basic version equip the foc birds?. There was a UN page which used to list missile purchases but I cant find it anymore.
by Bharadwaj
08 Mar 2020 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70805

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Livefist has photos of the sig with our troops. Looks like we got the tread variant? this is the lower cost direct impingement variant. I hope it performs well.edit: ballistic magazine had a recent article on a so called sig 716i based on what they sold to us. The article was appears to be removed b...
by Bharadwaj
01 Mar 2020 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 648676

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

The 2nd Su-30 suffered an avionics outage, note radars are high voltage units, with the TWT being a single point of failure, which could be a reason. Stuff happens. The first Su-30 was still able to pick up the F16s and attempt to fire on them, albeit it couldn't because its missiles were outranged...
by Bharadwaj
27 Feb 2020 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

^^^^^
No that easy. Someone in the know can clarify but I believe every foc point(already proven in flight testing) will have to be demonstrated before delivery.
by Bharadwaj
27 Feb 2020 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

The Chief also confirms in the interview from AK that MK1a deal will be done by end of this financial year.
by Bharadwaj
27 Feb 2020 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Wowwww... looks the part. Send it to Srinagar straight not Sulur!.
by Bharadwaj
13 Feb 2020 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

Janes claimed $16500 for rafale. As a matter of interest same report claimed around 4700 for gripen.

https://www.ftm.nl/upload/content/files ... 281%29.pdf
by Bharadwaj
13 Feb 2020 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

Even though we dealt with much older spec f-15s in the cope India exercises, the fact is they struggled against smaller aircraft like the bison. The USAF can afford to buy more f-15s since they have the f-22s and 35s to knock the doors down. A modern platform like the rafale which combines lower rcs...
by Bharadwaj
12 Feb 2020 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

The su-57 with a much smaller rcs (said to be same as a small missile) would be a much better bet than this dinosaur with lipstic. Another 36 rafale/more mkis and as many mk1a as Hal can produce will be the most simple and efficient end to this circus. The F-15EX is far from a dinosaur. It is an in...
by Bharadwaj
12 Feb 2020 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

The su-57 with a much smaller rcs (said to be same as a small missile) would be a much better bet than this dinosaur with lipstic. Another 36 rafale/more mkis and as many mk1a as Hal can produce will be the most simple and efficient end to this circus.
by Bharadwaj
12 Feb 2020 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246681

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

Well Well Well..... :twisted: Boeing mulls F-15EX offer to India https://www.flightglobal.com/singapore-air-show-2020/boeing-mulls-f-15ex-offer-to-india/136694.article Boeing is contemplating pitching the F-15EX to New Delhi for one of the country’s long-running fighter procurements - a contest in w...
by Bharadwaj
07 Feb 2020 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IOC is now faarmal for LUH

https://twitter.com/SpokespersonMoD

Image


Hal has delivered the goods.Now can we at least see the AON processed?
by Bharadwaj
06 Feb 2020 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Working on Rs 38,000-crore deal to sell 83 jets to IAF, says HAL chief https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/working-on-rs-38-000-crore-deal-to-sell-83-jets-to-iaf-says-hal-chief/story-eci73OlZVo8LNOq07XekRI.html “Price negotiations are over. We estimate the deal to be worth around Rs 38,000 cro...
by Bharadwaj
05 Feb 2020 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80999

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

AMCA could fly undetected during dangerous missions

http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/ ... ssion=true

The intake design looks different or am I imagining things.
by Bharadwaj
04 Feb 2020 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Writetake/AK reporting that there may be news regarding ioc for the LUH at defexpo. Which makes more ridiculous that the formal process of placing a limited order is yet to even begin.
by Bharadwaj
12 Jan 2020 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

India to acquire 200 fighter jets for Air Force: Defence secretaryAir Force: Defence Secretary
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... 214873.cms

TOI wont allow quotes but article talks about completing the Mk1A deal and proceeding with MMRCA 2.
by Bharadwaj
05 Jan 2020 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34926

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

This aircraft could be the answer both in terms of numbers and capability but but but.....MMRCA 2.0 and the naval import will likely eat the resources required :((
by Bharadwaj
01 Jan 2020 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Tempted to say fanboy art but why would Mr Thakur be tweeting it? Perhaps this is could be a HAL driven project much like the 1a.
by Bharadwaj
28 Dec 2019 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 538781

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

Another pic of RB003 I'm in love once again! Many years ago when I was a teen and couldn't afford expensive scale model kits, I built a twin seat Rafale model by hand. It was in the same overall dark grey color, but I never put any IAF roundel or fin flash, secretly hoping against hope that I'd one...
by Bharadwaj
19 Dec 2019 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80999

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

I am very worried about this part. No fighter in the world meets its design specifications and design weight is always exceeded 90% of projects. So without the appropriate engine there will be performance deficiencies. I would be more optimistic about this aspect. ADA now has far greater experience...
by Bharadwaj
14 Dec 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

Seeing the above one can understand the lust in some quarters for the gripen especially if you see the ease of maintanence videos.The bird just works period. The tejas is almost there with the 1a and will go beyond with the mk2.
by Bharadwaj
14 Dec 2019 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Safran Ardiden-1U helicopter engine obtains EASA certification for HAL's LUH Safran Helicopter Engines, on 8 November 2019, received EASA type certification for its Ardiden 1U engine, installed in India's LUH (Light Utility Helicopter). LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraf...
by Bharadwaj
01 Oct 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38800

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

News just in that #HTT40 completes Six-Turn Left Turn Spin. It's in line with expectations or slightly better than Right Turn Spin. Big achievement -- after 3 decades. Congrats to Team ARDC/HAL. https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1178904127889215488?s=19 The confidence and capability of the new g...
by Bharadwaj
08 Sep 2019 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 45219

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

A great week for Indigenous development.
by Bharadwaj
06 Sep 2019 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Picklu, AFAIK only the Army and Air Force are acquiring the Ka-226. Exactly my point admiral, i do not see any reason why for IAF and IA other than not getting solely dependent on French Engine. I could have understood if navy had argued in the favour of double engine for the sake of safety. But IA...
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

The impression one gets is that there is a commitment to the Tejas at the highest levels so let us wait a few more months and not get into glass half empty mode. They have agreed on base price which is the most critical aspect.
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

And now the videos....

LUH on High Altitude trials in the Himalayas

Video #1 --> https://twitter.com/i/status/1169541193048281089

Video #2 --> https://twitter.com/i/status/1169541647270432768
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The LUH will be a true god send for our forces in the high altitude border areas. It will be far cheaper to operate than a twin engined heli but will have almost similar capabilities to the dhruv.
by Bharadwaj
05 Sep 2019 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lca-pricing-issue-sorted-out-defence-ministry/article29340242.ece “Pricing, which was under discussion with the costing committee, has been finalised two days back in a meeting with the Secretary of Defence Production. Now, discussion for the support package is ...
by Bharadwaj
02 Sep 2019 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The import lobby will be sh**ing bricks looking at these photos.

Image
https://twitter.com/hvtiaf
by Bharadwaj
30 Aug 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851934

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Harsh Vardhan Thakur LUH scales DBO and beyond, landing at J Top at >18000feet at ISA+25°C https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1167399983663857664 The 226 is a waste of money. This bird will fly rings around it. We can use our Russian purchase obligations for things which we do not have a domestic op...
by Bharadwaj
17 Jul 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

http://zeenews.india.com/india/hal-bolsters-sukhoi-su-30-mki-repair-and-overhaul-capability-ramps-up-tejas-lca-production-2219840.html According to Minister of State, Defence, Shripad Naik the task of integrating Brahmos supersonic cruise missile on IAF Su-30 MKI "will also be a gainful utilisa...
by Bharadwaj
12 Jun 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 664172

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

The latest imagery from google of Sulur brought joy to this jingo. Long have I waited to see the dart like shape showing up on satellite imagery.
by Bharadwaj
23 May 2019 12:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 146484

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Slightly ot -I have searched but no found an answer on this- is there any restriction on a retd Army chief becoming the RM?

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