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by Baldev
04 Mar 2011 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2157
Views: 358606

Re: Military Multimedia Content

can we know that how many LGBs were dropped in kargil war?? i guess less than the few because these bombs were costlier than the lives of soldiers for our govt. :(( bofors could not hit at exact point but LGBs could, moreover mig27 and other types were not even fitted with countermeasures to avoid ...
by Baldev
04 Mar 2011 07:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Lets get to the even more interesting part, weight - the Zhuk ME, weighs 220 Kg. The LCA MMR required specifications? 130 Kg (http://www.acig.org/exclusives/aero/acig_aero05_lca.htm). Note the interesting thing (combined signal processor, data processor and also combined receiver/exciter). In contr...
by Baldev
04 Mar 2011 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2157
Views: 358606

Re: Military Multimedia Content

Where did you see the Arjun in that video 4jcx4yn0Hd4 watch from 5.25 can we know that how many LGBs were dropped in kargil war?? i guess less than the few because these bombs were costlier than the lives of soldiers for our govt. :(( bofors could not hit at exact point but LGBs could, moreover mig...
by Baldev
01 Mar 2011 16:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 599509

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

zhuk ae tested with 688mm diameter http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3A27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3A3db93762-d2c5-4483-b73b-b73e218cbe26 so pr...
by Baldev
01 Mar 2011 07:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 599509

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

the french apparently do not care for a very large rbe2 aesa saying the rafale's will always work with a awacs in support providing it the wider picture. UAE when evaluating the rafale had raised the query. not all non-NATO nations can guarantee that an awacs will be available always...certainly no...
by Baldev
01 Mar 2011 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 599509

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

sorry if someone else has posted this before http://rafalenews.blogspot.com/2011/02/thales-aesa-rbe2-radar-validated-on.html rbe2 aesa radar picture http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rlfPgilwzMw/TVM583jxmqI/AAAAAAAAAfM/NVCH3pxeKTs/s1600/2d8c6f40-377b-41bd-a179-8d63cf1c9dbc.Full.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/...
by Baldev
28 Feb 2011 05:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

New Stuff On The Indo-Russian Multirole Transport Aircraft
i couldn't get it what does this mean :?:
by Baldev
28 Feb 2011 04:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 599509

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

it would be better to get f119 engine on f16 if it is selected
by Baldev
26 Feb 2011 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

MOD to HAL: Build Tejas Mk.2 With Export In Mind India's Department of Defence Production has asked agencies developing the Mk.2 version of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft to plan ahead to position the aircraft for export. HAL is understood to have been asked to conduct a study assessing...
by Baldev
26 Feb 2011 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 689027

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

tu142s are really good for patrolling in south china sea operating from port blair,il38 and p8 short fall in this category
by Baldev
26 Feb 2011 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Baldev those pix have been posted before. they seem to be old pics or of stuff stuck incomplete on production line. the 3 A50 and Midas tankers we got were from unfinished airframes of soviet era in ilyushin factory. likewise china got 35 of those. those A50 for india are new once thats why it took...
by Baldev
26 Feb 2011 18:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

well the IL-76 is not in current production right ? :twisted: iirc there are proposals to restart production of the stretched version in some russian plant after shifting the factory from tatarstan but no status report on it yet. as for the MTA I am not sure if it will arrive in my lifetime...a dec...
by Baldev
26 Feb 2011 08:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

palash_kol wrote:

Govt to phase-out majority of MiG fighter aircraft by 2017
those returned su30 were better than migs,it would have been better that 100-110 mig21 would have been retired back then instead of returning su30ks.
by Baldev
26 Feb 2011 08:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I often wonder why are we getting the globemaster rather the antonov 124, I still remember i was in my school when i saw the first SU 30 CKD's and Machines arriving in Nasik in AN124 (dont know whether 100 or 150 )... now i live in long beach,CA and have seen the c17 up close and i dont find it hal...
by Baldev
25 Feb 2011 08:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 952115

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

we need 3 mistral types of ships
by Baldev
25 Feb 2011 07:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

eager to see c17 for us.

here is better view
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedma ... /lightbox/
by Baldev
22 Feb 2011 07:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

nothing to do with derby capability but had IAF been asked which BVR missile they want on LCA? http://livefist.blogspot.com/2011/02/derby-for-tejas-kosher-deal.html I think it has more to do with integration with radar. With Israeli MMR on board it is logical that they went go for Derby. Might be o...
by Baldev
22 Feb 2011 06:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

nothing to do with derby capability but had IAF been asked which BVR missile they want on LCA?
http://livefist.blogspot.com/2011/02/de ... -deal.html
by Baldev
21 Feb 2011 09:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 666273

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^^ Thanks, Baldev. Is it fair to expect the titanium aluminide in the 3D woven composite blade to be a single crystal? yes,and its not necessary to have 3d blades be build of composite only, ivchenko progress has 3d blades for one of its engine,saturn has 3d blades on burlak engine. well i hope th...
by Baldev
21 Feb 2011 03:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 666273

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Austin wrote:Mi-26T2 ( via Aerospace )

HighRes Mi-26T2-1 Mi-26T2-2
some more info on this
http://www.mi-helicopter.ru/eng/index.php?id=213
engines are sourced from ukrain
by Baldev
19 Feb 2011 23:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Indian airforce should replace the current older Mig21 and 27s except bisons with Tejas mk1. Then later on they can introduce mk2s. actually mig27 are fairly new last one delivered in 1998 so question of replacing it is not worth and same for bison.but mig27 engine is troublesome so its better to f...
by Baldev
19 Feb 2011 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 599509

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Hi folks ... All sorts of rumors now doing the rounds presently as follows ... 1. The overwhelming one being that the IAF wants a twin engine jet ... 2. There is bound to be a split order if the order size goes up to 250 odd jets for cost reasons ... 250 twins are too expensive whichever way one me...
by Baldev
19 Feb 2011 06:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Python 5 and Derby share a lot of components with the same diameter body but slightly increased length in Derby. Both missiles have excellent close combat maneuverability. This is similar to the MBDA's MICA IR/RF design philosophy where one type of missile with interchangeable seeker can be used fo...
by Baldev
19 Feb 2011 06:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

however the news item says the RFP is for a "new engine" and if the RR engine is not a new one, then it is out anyway. It cannot compete with Honeywell's offer. It is difficult to tell whether Rolls Royce is sabotaging the deal by quoting legalese - fearing that they will get eliminated e...
by Baldev
18 Feb 2011 07:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

standoff weapons still needs to be integrated on LCA and derby falls short of requirement.
by Baldev
17 Feb 2011 07:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 952115

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

it is known that 6 helix coming with mig29k are all KA-31 but carrier should also have KA-28,although AC will not go alone in sea but still it would be better to have ka-28 to protect against subs.
by Baldev
15 Feb 2011 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 361597

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

So you agree that T 90 was a stinker and a mistake :mrgreen: Only with the fact that it was purchased without multi-vendor bid. With the tank and deal details, TINA factor plays out. abram needs refueling every 4 hours and leo2 needs refueling every 12 hours this is true for t80 and t90 t80 sucks m...
by Baldev
15 Feb 2011 07:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Nope. They are Russian alright. And it is a fact that the Russians wanted an arm and a leg to give the interface so that it could be integrated with the Tejas. Whether you digest it or not is immaterial. Sure, and any missile can be integrated with any aircraft in theory. But what do you do with ex...
by Baldev
15 Feb 2011 05:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

LCA already uses r-73, so i guess ruskies would not have too much problem with R-77 either (specially when MMR radar is already fixed and it is either sell BVR missiles to LCA or nothing). If I am not wrong then, R77 is much better than Derby (even performance wise). Gurus clarify... I was watching...
by Baldev
14 Feb 2011 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

methinks its just a money saving way (readymade derby vs additional time/cost to integrate r77) and the real designated weapon will be astra mk1 in a few yrs. since we are using a imported agat seeker on astra (per reports) and doing the control system and propellant part (in which we have good exp...
by Baldev
14 Feb 2011 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

radar choosen also depend on how much power aircraft's engine can provide for different electronic systems such as mfd,hud,rwr,pods and as well as to radar
by Baldev
14 Feb 2011 19:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Tejas to be fitted with Israeli Derby missile http://idrw.org/?p=2773 The Sea Harrier upgrade with the Derby missile was criticized by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) last year in a report, saying the navy zeroed in on the Derby without a proper open tender procurement process. D...
by Baldev
13 Feb 2011 20:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 599509

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Singha wrote:any of gripenNG, F18, Rafale, Ef will clear the skies and wipe the floor with jf17, j10, j8, j7, su27, su30 ..... the twin engined three will give a margin of extra oomph.
this is true only when chinese not going to upgrade their su27 and su30
by Baldev
13 Feb 2011 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 676713

Re: LCA News and Discussions

half digested theorizing removed.
by Baldev
13 Feb 2011 08:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

RD 93 engine life is 1400 hours with overhauling after 700 flying hours.
http://www.uk-odk.ru/eng/products/milit ... tion/rd93/
by Baldev
12 Feb 2011 06:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 840413

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Kartik wrote:
Would'nt put any weight on what Chorgupta said. He also claimed with certainty that the IN's second batch of MiG-29Ks would feature AESA radars.
its very likely that second batch may have aesa,there is no reason that these aircraft should not have aesa.

zhuk ae is ready to go into production.

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