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by RKumar
21 Sep 2009 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746733

Re: LCA news and discussion

By the way, Rs. 150 crores per bird is significant. Thats approximately what a Su-30MKI costs today! Why should we expect our local produced product to be cheaper then the imported one? Especially, if we want to have the same quality; if not better (Check Arjun saga). We normally ignore to accept t...
by RKumar
21 Sep 2009 13:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 862567

Re: Indian Military Aviation

No, Zhuk ME is not AESA.. I dont think its an AESA radar It is an AESA. Russia ready to help India build its own advanced radar We are ready to develop a new advanced radar jointly with India,” said Vyacheslav Tishchenko, head of the Phazotron-NIIR Corporation. The company has built Russia’s first ...
by RKumar
15 Sep 2009 19:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1346
Views: 91876

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

India, Mongolia ink nuke pact Mongolia today became the fifth nation to sign a civil nuclear pact with India as New Delhi extended a 25 million US dollar soft loan to the Central Asian nation to help it mitigate the effects of the global financial meltdown. Great significance is being attached to t...
by RKumar
15 Sep 2009 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 945807

Re: China Military Watch

China doing and planning to do: -Break India into small pieces -Occupy Indian land -Try to do so more in future -Oppose us in IAEA, UN, ADB, and NSG and openly at every other platform -Using Nepal, Pak, Bangladesh, Myanmar, SL etc against us -Ordering us what to do and what not do And Indian Neta lo...
by RKumar
07 Sep 2009 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 862567

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The first production IJT is scheduled to fly in early September ...They point to the success of HAL’s ongoing project to develop and build an Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), which will replace the Kiran as a Stage-2 trainer. Powered by a custom-designed AL-55I engine from Russia, the first Sitara t...
by RKumar
07 Sep 2009 19:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 862567

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Some news about Kaveri Kaveri jet engine finally poised for first flight India has no facilities for altitude-testing and flight-testing jet engines. GTRE estimates it will take several hundred crore rupees to create such test facilities in India. Meanwhile, each test campaign in Russia costs Rs 50-...
by RKumar
05 Sep 2009 00:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 862567

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Any news on HAL Light Combat Helicopter

On February 13, 2009, HAL announced that the first flight of the Light Combat Helicopter had been pushed back to August 2009, a six month delay from the original schedule.
by RKumar
11 Aug 2009 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

"quietly": The vendors have a lot of investmentS in these tests. IF the IAF is not prepared, the vendors will not be too happy about it. Ofcourse, if I will be losing money in business ... I will make lot of noises and cry out loud. Does it mean, other should throw money away at me??? On ...
by RKumar
11 Aug 2009 01:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

IF it is planned well, there can be no "dent" - just cannot. exactly IF.... like LCA, MRCA is also not running as per plan (please check the previous page) Test pilots by themselves cannot be an issue. Specially if the others keep the date. You know as well as I... unfortunately when enem...
by RKumar
11 Aug 2009 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 470
Views: 74049

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

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by RKumar
11 Aug 2009 00:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The MRCA tests were planned too far ahead in time and that too it involves mature vendors . There should be no problems with testing the MRCA. LCA? It will come when it will. I agree ... but since few months it need resources. I dont say we have only 15 pilots (which might require for testing MRCA)...
by RKumar
10 Aug 2009 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I dont expect test pilots to fly new types of planes in one day.... they have to do their homework :) before flying 100-200 million bucks of plane

I might be wrong with my theory ... it is like adding 2 plus 2
by RKumar
10 Aug 2009 23:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I still did not get what you are trying to say. Are you referring to IAF test pilots being involved in MRCA trials and hence being unavailable for testing the LCA? I do not know if that is the case. Haven't come across any news claiming as such. Yes, that is what I want to say. Please check news re...
by RKumar
10 Aug 2009 23:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

And who is this 'everyone' you talk about(in bold). LCA project is handled by ADA and HAL and they are definitely not interested in the MRCA right now. LCA test flights are continuing and RFPs have already been isuued for the GE-F414 and EJ-200 engines for the LCA mk2. everyone means means GoI, MoD...
by RKumar
10 Aug 2009 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

we can buy the 40 Su-30MKI off the self from russia ... we are also in discussion upgrading Mig-29, Jagaurs and so on. If more efforts from IAF, GoI, MoD, HAL, ADA are put ... things can move faster then current rate, With this rate, I dont think we will ever see LCA/MCA ... since more than one mont...
by RKumar
10 Aug 2009 22:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 544142

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Sorry for my ignorance ... but still I see no point in having a new kind of AC plane. Especially when it offer not much on top of Su-30MKI. If we are buying only to get AESA, it is not good investment. I will put $10b bet on LCA/MCA/Engine development.
by RKumar
09 Aug 2009 23:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657537

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

tejas wrote:Where did the 150 kg TN come from?


like any other missile... configuration veriation to enhance the range or destuction as per requirements.
by RKumar
09 Aug 2009 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657537

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

that is clearly wrong. see here : http://www.hindu.com/2008/02/27/stories/2008022757940100.htm the wiki page needs to be edited. Thank you for the info ... :D The tactical, submarine-to-surface missile, is a light, miniaturised system, which is about 6.5 metres long and weighs seven tonnes. Powered...
by RKumar
09 Aug 2009 13:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657537

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

one questions to Guru logs

Arihant will be fitted with K-15 and has 11m diameter
K-15 has a length of 18.5m
All the diagrams show, it will be a vertical launch ....

so how we can fit 18.5m into 11m????

Did I miss something ....
by RKumar
06 Aug 2009 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 570344

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

German Army Angry over EADS Delays and Technical Glitches The A400M has been subject to so many delays and glitches that Europe's defense ministers threatened in March to cancel their deal to buy 180 planes at a price of €110 million ($158 million) each The German army ordered 80 "Tigers."...
by RKumar
06 Aug 2009 01:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746733

Re: LCA news and discussion

We are not doing that bad with LCA and Kaveri but we can do better ... who are still not convenience ... some facts ... lets compare…. Eurofighter Typhoon development history The UK had identified a requirement for a new fighter as early as 1971 …. As a result the Panavia partners (BAe, MBB and Aeri...
by RKumar
05 Aug 2009 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746733

Re: LCA news and discussion

We are not doing that bad with LCA and Kaveri but we can do better ... who are still not convenience ... some facts ... lets compare…. Eurofighter Typhoon development history The UK had identified a requirement for a new fighter as early as 1971 …. As a result the Panavia partners (BAe, MBB and Aeri...
by RKumar
03 Aug 2009 17:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 746733

Re: LCA news and discussion

Sorry for saying good news, I misunderstood ... thought it is Kaveri :( (How it could be ... when we already know it is still in development :oops: )
by RKumar
03 Aug 2009 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657537

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

From the hindu PWR building shows indigenous capability, says Kakodkar From hindustantime Barely a week after the launch of INS Arihant, India’s first nuclear submarine, the prototype of a little-known and highly guarded propulsion reactor fuelled by indigenously enriched uranium that made the build...
by RKumar
03 Aug 2009 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BHUVAN .... India's own browsable image gallery
Replies: 147
Views: 25860

Re: BHUVAN .... India's own browsable image gallery

^^^^ more importantly chinkiland :D
by RKumar
03 Aug 2009 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 20835

Re: LCA news and discussion

Finally good news IAF suggesting proven, flight worthy engine for LCA: Antony Government today said DRDO has proposed to co-develop and co-produce an upgraded version of Kaveri engine with French engine manufacturers Snecma for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) but the IAF has suggested that aproven a...
by RKumar
02 Aug 2009 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 20835

Re: LCA news and discussion

It is now surprising to see one high profile project with publicity now suddenly brought out as example of success. Till date, ATV project was cited as example of failure, non accountability, and now with one boat launch (and trials ahead), it is example? ATV project has received uninterrupted, alm...
by RKumar
01 Aug 2009 03:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 20835

Re: LCA news and discussion

inlet design is a very complicated inter-disciplinary process and the presence of experimental data from previous designs is a very big help. of course, with the advent of CFD, flow modelling is easier, but nevertheless, this is the first time in India that anyone has attempted something of this na...
by RKumar
31 Jul 2009 19:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 20835

Re: LCA news and discussion

That is an article from last year "August"... The performance shortfall was attributed to insufficient airflow - and corrective steps initiated.. by having Jaguar like auxillari intakes from the side..

Thank you for the info :)
by RKumar
31 Jul 2009 18:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 20835

Re: LCA news and discussion

Could someone pls confirm if it is true? India's protracted Tejas programme may be facing fresh challenges after a recently concluded set of tests. Open media sources have reported critical shortfalls in several performance parameters observed during the week long tests conducted from the naval air ...
by RKumar
30 Jul 2009 20:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 20835

Re: LCA news and discussion

According to http://www.ada.gov.in/others/CurrentNews/weeklyReport-Lca1/_02-July-09_Tejas-LCA_/_02-July-09_tejas-lca_.html LCA-Tejas has completed 1147 Test Flights successfully. (02-July-09). LCA has completed 1147 Test Flights successfully (TD1-233, TD2-305,PV1-206,PV2-125,PV3-146,LSP1-52,LSP2-80)...
by RKumar
30 Jul 2009 20:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 17549

Re: Indian Military Aviation

July 20 : HAL set to test fly upgraded Dhruv http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090721/nation.htm#8 The multirole weapon system helicopter will be test flown by HAL pilots within this week and factors like clear skies will decide the final date of the trial. A team from the French firm Turbomeca, ma...
by RKumar
30 Jul 2009 19:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 657537

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Congrats to IN, DRDO, atomic research orgs, GoI, MoD, NSA.... I hope IAF and IA also learns from IN .... try to introduce, enhance, improve local produce Tejas, MCA, LCH, Dhruv, Arjun, INSAS, Nag, Helina, Agni and all other products... Progress is revolution, explosion is destruction. Who does not o...
by RKumar
30 Jul 2009 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 807212

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

And the interest of Mother India is not to be so dependent on one supplier that it allows them to apply undue pressure. After months of reading and following def news ... I am not sure if we want to serve interests of Unkil or Russia or J state or lady franc. I am damn sure we would not hesitate to...

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