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by naird
02 Apr 2019 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 434033

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

Why are lot of youtube channels proping up and claiming that GE has offered us uprated version of F414 which has thrust in excess 110KN. Have i missed something ?
by naird
02 Apr 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 532504

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

That's why I said the Phalcon has a radius of coverage of 400km. It need not have reached its station point (which would have usually placed it 150km within India and looking 250km into Pak, for example) t o see what happened on our LOC. Chances are that even enroute to the station point, it did re...
by naird
02 Apr 2019 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 532504

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

Another thing, not a single ZDK-03 has been used in the engagement. Compare and contrast to our usage of Netra which we used in the initial Balakot strikes. Just shows that the PRC stuff hyped and mentioned by PAF fanboys as the ultimate.. in reality is anything, but. Karan, Speaking of AWACS, AEWC...
by naird
29 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 434033

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

Posting a Gripen video about g forces here. These are the types of videos that the Tejas team should roll out ! It will do a world of good in terms of PR.

Mods - remove video if inappropriate for thread, but wanted to show an example.

by naird
27 Mar 2019 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 434033

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

IAF's official channel has Tejas video with commentary. Camera work is shody, but hey they are trying. IAF is definitely in love with Tejas..

by naird
27 Mar 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 532504

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

This looks like the source video from which the flaming plane pic must have been sourced which was being used by Pakis to show that its a Su30 Doesn’t look like it’s related to mig21-F16 encounter https://twitter.com/sayareakd/status/1110577210094698497?s=21 Wait, that is clearly NOT a MiG-21 comin...
by naird
26 Mar 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 23981

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Rahul M wrote:
Kartik wrote:Nope, that is just a regular helmet, of the style worn by Mirage-2000 pilots. Basically a French helmet. Haven't seen DASH being used by any of the No.45 squadron pilots as yet.

https://youtu.be/qnQzQScFLi4?t=64
at 1:04, it looks like the DASH to me.


That indeed is Dash !
by naird
26 Mar 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 434033

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

what a video! The roar at 0:34 is goosebumps times! IAF should hire this person to do a full promo video on the Tejas. :eek: +1 this guy has done much better job than anyone else. Great soundtrack and excellent footage ! Hell , we BRF community should pool resources and hire him to officially captu...
by naird
25 Mar 2019 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 23981

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Kartik wrote:CO of No.45, Group Captain Samarth "Danny" Dhankar in the cockpit. From AI-'19

Image


Is that Elbit Dash ? Doesnt seem like it, which helmet is that ?
by naird
22 Mar 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 434033

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

Malaysia is a Muslim country and Tejas Mk1 is equipped with Israeli Elta 2032 radar and Litening pod that is Haraam. How do we bridge this gap? Assuming we qualify a Thales RDY-3 radar and Damocles pod for a MKM version, that will be time and money consuming to develop and certify. It will push tim...
by naird
22 Mar 2019 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 434033

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

What a pic . What a loadout of Tejas. This is great stuff !!
https://twitter.com/alert5/status/1108977119911018496

Folks - how do you extract pic from tweet ?
by naird
18 Mar 2019 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 9521

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Ohm Shanti ! Parrikar saab - too early.
by naird
11 Mar 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 532504

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

kindly peruse through this video https://youtu.be/lpg0ULKQQQs W/C Shahbaz Haider of No 19 Sherdils Squadron. PAF F-16 pilot. https://i.imgur.com/bkEdWB5.png Excellent find Habal. This is him allright. Everything tallies. So we got the name correct but messed up the last name. Looks like it was a fa...
by naird
08 Mar 2019 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 532504

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

What does this even mean ? Doesnt make sense Usually, just detecting an aircraft on radar doesn’t mean having a ‘firing solution’. In order to have a firing solution, you need accurate azimuth, elevation and range/velocity data. Unlike ground radars, aircraft radars aren’t stationary. Also our airc...
by naird
08 Mar 2019 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 434033

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

HAL presentation on SMFDs concept to be part of Tejas Mk1A @ Aero India '19 Thanks Gaurav. Fantastic Video. Great to see all the different modes, coverage areas available in LCA. It seems extremely intuitive. No wonder our pilots are liking it. Lady in the video is totally perplexed and wondering w...
by naird
08 Mar 2019 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 532504

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

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/03/tally-and-locked-abhinandans-last-radio-call-before-he-fired-f-16-kill-shot.html The R-73 fired by Wing Commander Abhinandan was the only Indian weapon launched during the aerial engagement, leading the Indian Air Force to officially attribute the F-16 kill t...
by naird
06 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 532504

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

IAF has now officially come on record regarding F16 kill. This is an organisation that gave credit for a F104 kill 20+ years later. I can see on tweeter as well, IAF coming out categorically. If there was any doubt, IAF would not have been on record. On the other side, TFTA PAF. No word. Not even c...
by naird
01 Mar 2019 10:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 786216

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Folks - this may have been answered. Abhinandan was a Su 30 pilot, how come he was piloting Mig 21 ? I mean i have heard pilots graduating themselves to better machine but havent heard pilots getting re-assigned to fly older machines. Is this norm ? Promotion , He might well be an ASTE Pilot or a T...
by naird
01 Mar 2019 09:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 786216

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Folks - this may have been answered. Abhinandan was a Su 30 pilot, how come he was piloting Mig 21 ? I mean i have heard pilots graduating themselves to better machine but havent heard pilots getting re-assigned to fly older machines. Is this norm ?
by naird
27 Feb 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 160748

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

habal wrote:
naird wrote:We should not back down ! Else this will come to a cropper.


you think we have come so far to let off on the pedal.


Aman ki tamasha folks are already covering and requesting to take foot of pedal. I mean , how do these folks justify their existince ? Praising Imran khans speech. Seriously.
by naird
27 Feb 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 160748

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

The thread is growing at much faster rate than what i can keep pace with ! 2 things are of paramount importance --> 1. Modi should address nation 2. We should put out proof of Paki F16 take down. Nothing will hit their morale than a F16 going down ! Purely from Psyops pov - Pakis are one up with the...
by naird
26 Feb 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 160748

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Ok .. i think we did not cross IB. We targeted Balakot village near LOC. severe twitter chatter. We will have to wait for official assesment. Balakot in KPK is a huge city and we should have had snaps/stories by now It was across the IB. Can you confirm this ? I am seeing alternate accounts around ...
by naird
26 Feb 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 160748

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Severe spin happening from Pakis...Balakot is being talked as village near to LOC and not the KPK 'Balakot'. I expected the spin. Ok .. i think we did not cross IB. We targeted Balakot village near LOC. severe twitter chatter. We will have to wait for official assesment. Balakot in KPK is a huge ci...
by naird
26 Feb 2019 09:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 160748

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Severe spin happening from Pakis...Balakot is being talked as village near to LOC and not the KPK 'Balakot'. I expected the spin.
by naird
26 Feb 2019 09:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 160748

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes PoK along with Ground Assault

Vande Mataram !!!! NAMO has done it , IAF has done it. Very surprised by choice of aircraft. And 12 M2K's...wow !! Stunning ! I hope this is not the last.
by naird
23 Feb 2019 01:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232040

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Indranil and Jay S article has gone live folks ... Finally !

http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/02/2 ... er-part-i/
by naird
21 Feb 2019 21:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 194870

Re: Pulwama Attack

nam wrote:PAF F16 flying around without the TFTA Aim120.

Looks like preserving their life.


Nam where are you getting this info from ? Which handle ? Are Pakis broadcasting Solah's ?
by naird
21 Feb 2019 20:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 194870

Re: Pulwama Attack

Dilbu wrote:Rumours flying around in FB that IAF has struck some targets around Sialkot.

No such thing has happened. Pure rumours. Also did not come across any such tweet activity
by naird
21 Feb 2019 02:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921491

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

1500 sorties completed by 45. Roughly translates to more or less 1000 hours of flying time in Tejas over 2 years. I do not have a yardstick in terms of hours that are usually put on a airframe in IAF - maybe knowledgeable members can shed some light on this.
by naird
21 Feb 2019 01:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232040

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

More than ADA, I am worried about IAF. 10 years gives a big opening for MMRCA characters to push in their hardware. Hope ADA brings out the prototype fast. nam, The clearance for MCA shows the Import option is foreclosed and no more dalal netas will come back to power. That is the strong undercurre...
by naird
20 Feb 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1242
Views: 181388

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

F-16 Blk 70 or call it F-21 should be a good buy if IAF wants to bump up Squadron Number with Good Quality Aircraft with Low Maintenance ( single engine ) and proven airframe design. IAF can easily up the squadron to 10-12 in shortest possible time with our fast depleting squadron number. This airc...
by naird
20 Feb 2019 21:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921491

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

What a wonderful news ! And what a endorsement by IAF Chief. Radiance is spreading across IAF.

To Top it off - Army chief expected to take a ride on Tejas - speaks volumes !

Rkumar sirjee - spread the word ; Would love to join in discussion
by naird
20 Feb 2019 17:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232040

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Agree with Nam , it is setup for failure. We have had countless discussions on engine change - but this model confirms every bit of our suspicion. It will be underpowered , with weight quickly adding up. MMRCA folks - will use this point to drive up the Agenda and the stories will start before even ...
by naird
15 Feb 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 194870

Re: Pulwama Attack

This valentine day massacre will prove to be a defining moment in the history of modern India. India will not remain the same after this . Pakistan just will not remain. There will not be any surgical strikes but there will be strikes, very public. Time to be determined by Indian armed forces. And ...
by naird
12 Feb 2019 00:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232040

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

- Get the assembly jigs ready by end 2019 - Parts and assemblies should already be in manufacturing so that the jigs can be loaded early to mid 2020 - Given the 6 months for assembling a Tejas currently once parts are on the jigs, target to get it rolled out by end 2020. Its ambitious, but for once...
by naird
12 Feb 2019 00:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232040

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Kartik wrote:ADA doesn't construct prototypes..HAL does. ADA would have released the drawings to HAL to get the parts into manufacture and HAL has to get the jigs ready to begin assembly once the parts start arriving.


Thanks Kartik - was confused on lifecycle.
by naird
12 Feb 2019 00:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232040

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Indranil wrote:I am writing an article on the Mk2. Will try to finish it by this week. Lots of details. All of you will love the Mk2.


Thank you so much IR !!! I have literally refreshed this page so many times since morning. Weekend seems far away
by naird
11 Feb 2019 20:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232040

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

What a fantastic discovery. Sankum - thanks a lot ! but hold on - why would HAL issue tender now ? From a lifecycle point of view - isnt ADA supposed to construct a complete prototype before HAL taking over productionizing the prototype ? My guess is that this means - that ADA is already well on its...
by naird
08 Feb 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 543593

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Mashallah, second test. Few more test and MDBA will find that since Mirage was sold to Israel, makes it an "major non-NATO French ally" and providing overnight compatibility of EL 2032/2052 radar with Meteor. Of course Su30 should not be a problem as well, given WW1 & WW2 alliance bet...
by naird
04 Feb 2019 20:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870627

Re: Small Arms Thread

gaurav.p wrote:mango question, why are we pursuing screwdrivergiri of ak103 when napak has already brought it? No need for technical superiority?


Small arms ? What technical superiority ? Screwdrivergiri is a different question altogether

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