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by Baldev
12 Feb 2011 06:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IAF to acquire 230 choppers. Modernising its fleet of helicopters, the Indian Air Force on Thursday said it was looking to acquire more than 230 choppers in the near future. Air Chief Marshal P V Naik told reporters at Aero India 2011, that the force is in the process of acquiring helicopters of di...
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 18:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

but these mig29s are not fly by wire when comparing to m2000. Be that as it may... in the first DACT exercise between IAF M2ks and Mig-29s, the Mig-29 comprehensively outflew the M2k. You can read AVM Masand's article in vayu regarding it. The Mig-29's USP was always the extra power that the pilot ...
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 08:35
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 184824

Re: AeroIndia 2011

is there no nice video of lca pulling maneuvers?
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 08:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 951212

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

What is the point of buying the E-2D,when none of our carriers wil be able to launch it! 1. Maybe the IAC-2 will be able to launch it. 2. Egypt, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan all use it without a carrier. If India were to end up with the SH (or Rafale) and the E-2D, getting a CATOBAR car...
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 598916

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

dogfight translation into punjabi kutte khani :D
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

CM mentioned else where that old 29 suffer from low fuel mass fraction , so any amount of fuel increase for the old 29 will do it lot good actually older engines sucked more fuel compared to newer engines so range was less but now with increases fuel fraction and newer engines it will be better. bu...
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 06:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Hump certainly is a CFT and it seems to be made from composites , Even if with the CFT and a large single drop tank if Mig-29 manages to get F-16 Block50 like multi role capability and agility then its worth it. I do not think they will get new HP ( PSG claims it will but lets see ) ,after all its ...
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 05:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Several differences though - New Russian OLS same as on MiG-35 jet - Indian RWR/ECM - Thales IFF - Probably Sigma-95INS - Indian radios, avionics such as HAL mission computer Other third party equipment also, probably Upgraded Zhuk radar http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckCo...
by Baldev
11 Feb 2011 05:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Sid wrote:they first painted green over IAF blue, giving it a two tone paint scheme (maybe ran out of paint).

then added that schoolbag at the back this what used to be a iconic bird.

man its a Mig 29 from a horror movie.
its not green color,they but removed the paint from surface of aircraft
by Baldev
09 Feb 2011 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 951212

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

GeorgeWelch wrote:

More evidence of a shift towards CATOBAR?
once the design of ships has been freezed it can't be changed again,only in second IAC they might have it,otherwise where those remaining 29 Ks will go.
by Baldev
09 Feb 2011 06:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 480896

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

its wonder to that our country producing guns for last few hundred years and they can't produce 155mm gun. :!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rajasthan-Jaipur-Jaigarh-Fort-Jaivana-cannon-Apr-2004-00.JPG How do you know that the Rajas did not get foreign help to do so. Perhaps from the US or the ...
by Baldev
09 Feb 2011 03:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 480896

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

its wonder to that our country producing guns for last few hundred years and they can't produce 155mm gun. :!:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rajas ... 004-00.JPG
by Baldev
09 Feb 2011 02:43
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: AeroIndia 2011
Replies: 940
Views: 184824

Re: AeroIndia 2011

i know this that airawat crashed but even when they reopened the aew program were they able to deliver without delay MSA if not aesa. Might have, but the question is moot since that option never existed. Basically AEW&C was restarted on basis of AESA. But technologically, yes, it would have bee...
by Baldev
09 Feb 2011 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3285
Views: 637615

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

i hope they also build ground based and naval aesa radar using this tech
by Baldev
08 Feb 2011 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 675977

Re: LCA News and Discussions

BVR missile can't be fired without radar but bombs can be dropped without radar. This is not about you - but a general comment aimed at a whole lot of people on aviation fora. Everyone is hooked on "dogfighting" or "BVR shootdowns. There is a thrill about the one on one knight ishtyl...
by Baldev
08 Feb 2011 09:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 675977

Re: LCA News and Discussions

it doesn't matter what they do with mk-2 but as of now main thing is they are giving IAF to fly blind aircraft which has no radar,what the thrust of engine will do when its got no radar. at least lca on IOC must have been bvr capable but they tested it for dropping dumb bombs accurately. its just l...
by Baldev
08 Feb 2011 09:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 675977

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Ah! :D Rhetorical arguments with twisted words! My favorite! What will Tejas do with an engine if it has no radar? What will Tejas do with radar if it can't drop bombs? I am reminded of a limerick by my guru which presents rhetorical questions such as these I sat by the duchess for tea She asked, &...
by Baldev
08 Feb 2011 06:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 675977

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The order has not been placed. Last October when the 414s were chosen over the EJ2000s, they still had about 6 months of work left before the final order would be placed. But I am a little worried about the verbatim part too. I must say that it doesn't make sense to me. How will be start serial pro...
by Baldev
08 Feb 2011 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 951212

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

P17A will have nothing in common with P17 other than the name there is currently an tender for the design from various SY. IIRC the front runner is DCN. lower part of ships remains same in which powerplant,residential area helicopter area and frontal area in which naval gun is housed . but only the...
by Baldev
08 Feb 2011 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1039867

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Tejas to soar high at AeroIndia 2011 Data point: "We plan to use the F404 engines to power the first 20 aircraft the IAF has ordered and the enhanced GE-414 engines for the second order of 20 aircraft, which will be the Mark-2 version, while Kaveri will be used for the trainer and naval varian...
by Baldev
06 Feb 2011 22:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 687834

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

shiv wrote:cross post
B_Ambuj wrote:What is this ?
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chinese are locally producing licensed manufacturing of MI 17 but after few years they will have there own Z-17 :rotfl:
by Baldev
06 Feb 2011 06:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 951212

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Baldev, is that an excuse for the officer? Can he escape the blame for his actions? This is like saying that because everyone speeds on the highway, no one should get a ticket. The logic is unsound. Please re-examine it. for sure he wasn't alone in this and there must be high ranking Indian govt. p...
by Baldev
06 Feb 2011 06:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 951212

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Antony sacks Navy officer for sexual misconduct in Moscow who is there who doesn't do sexual misconduct.ministers do it most of the time. and after fiu years later they will find someone with french women for scorpene price increase, or some one with american women for mrca price increase its all t...
by Baldev
06 Feb 2011 06:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Baldev ji, I suspect you know a lot more than me on that aspect. However, not to belabor the point, since the AESA can perform a lot more than a normal radar, even with a shorter usage time, would it not contribute to the over all picture? An AESA has a humongous bandwidth - as a network carrier. I...
by Baldev
06 Feb 2011 05:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

There is (was) a nice article on the AESA (posted a a few years ago in MRCA technical thread). The AESA can be used for more things than a normal radar, specially networking. I am not advocating that the 29 get AESA, but there could be other reasons why it should get it. ?????????? aesa radar and r...
by Baldev
06 Feb 2011 05:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 951212

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rahul Anand wrote:http://img51.imageshack.us/i/dsc01258o.jpg/
this is d pic of air defense ship 1(INS VIkrant) under construction at Cochin shipyard
:D
if you want to see AC go to google maps and search for Cochin shipyard you will have better idea than this
by Baldev
06 Feb 2011 05:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The seawasp mk engines were ready long back, wonder why the 29 upgrades did not carry these blisked 4-6k hour mtbf engines? A zhuk ae would have been awesome (they were ready too). you know life of mig29 would be 1500 or say 1700 hours left so using mk engine on mig29 is not worth moreover having z...
by Baldev
05 Feb 2011 22:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 598916

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Well as per my factbook Zhuk-AE got its IOC back in 2009. They are eying to extend the current target detection range of around 150Km to 250+Km. But yet Zhuk-AE with range of 150Km is far better then what we are buying. IIRC that was after the upgrade deal was signed. Including it in the upgrade wo...
by Baldev
05 Feb 2011 19:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

in stuff like tankers, LRMP, tactical and strategic transports, UAV, PGMs, optronic pods, WLRs they have fallen way behind and are essentially using mid 1980s stuff. once they have products competitive with those on offer from the west, they will automatically become serious players again for the a...
by Baldev
05 Feb 2011 19:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 598916

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Boreas wrote:Can somebody put some light on fact why IAF settled for Zhuk-ME even though Zhuk AE/ASE was available?
Even Zhuk-MSFE PESA variant was a better choice!
for some questions nobody has any answer.
by Baldev
05 Feb 2011 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3424
Views: 512316

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Lovely find Baldev.MOst interesting design and one that we should examine when ATV details are available in the future. to be honest there is lot more in nuke sub than designing small reactor, you have to design and build propeller and its shaft,quite gearbox,auxiliary systems, periscope,radar,EW,t...
by Baldev
05 Feb 2011 06:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 839551

Re: Indian Military Aviation

More or less, the same news also reported by rediff.... 'Russia tests upgraded MiG-29 fighter for IAF' http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-russia-tests-upgraded-mig-29-fighter-for-iaf/20110205.htm mig27 aircraft are newer aircrafts compared to mig29 and mig29 to be fitted with new en...
by Baldev
01 Feb 2011 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Technical Information & Link Repository
Replies: 55
Views: 25475

Re: Technical Information & Link Repository

X-101 X-102 cruise missiles
http://militaryrussia.ru/i/284/440/480RR.jpg

http://militaryrussia.ru/blog/topic-440.html

i think Tu 142 can also carry 8 long range missiles as well
by Baldev
31 Jan 2011 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 680547

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

PAK FA # Length: 19.8 m (65.9 ft) # Wingspan: 14 m (46.6 ft) # Height: 6.05 m (19.8 ft) MIG 29K # Length: 17.3 m (57.76 ft) # Wingspan: 11.99 m (39.34 ft) # Height: 4.40 m (14.44 ft) If naval version of PAK FA is build which is highly likely,single naval PAK FA will do the work of 2 mig29ks for air ...
by Baldev
31 Jan 2011 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1039867

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

30-35% foreign intake in kaveri is not bad, its is not necessary to make engine fully with Indian components main thing is to operationalise the engine since it has already taken too long. it is already known that our people can't deliver it on time so if engine is build with 30-35% foreign componen...
by Baldev
30 Jan 2011 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3424
Views: 512316

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

new russian sub http://paralay.com/885/komponowka.jpg http://paralay.com/885/885151.jpg http://paralay.com/885/885123.jpg http://paralay.com/885/885150.jpg http://paralay.com/885/885153.jpg http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=r...
by Baldev
30 Jan 2011 03:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 598916

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

new development in seeker tech http://www.missiles.ru/_foto/UVS-TECH-2010_foto/_MG_8152.jpg http://www.missiles.ru/_foto/UVS-TECH-2010_foto/_MG_8434.jpg an active-passive CSG represented on the stand NII Agat. Left out of press attention. According to the developer, the CSG is designed for guided mi...
by Baldev
30 Jan 2011 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 665022

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

NK series of engines for TU142,TU22,TU160

http://www.rysslandshandel.se/docs/Motorostroitel.pdf

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