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by pragnya
09 Oct 2015 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

deejay sir, can the later LSP like 5,7,8 can be used for training purposes (at least basic stage if not advanced) so that by the time SP versions come, the pilots will have a headstart!! if not, what happens to these airframes? they are pretty new and flown sparingly. any info how many GE 404IN20s a...
by pragnya
09 Oct 2015 08:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

....... The Natashas can keep shoveling whatever they want. But this much is certain. India is not going to import this class of tactical aircraft from anyone EVER again. .... agree. an authoritative PM, a meticulous DM and a wily NSA (somehow, i smell lot of Doval in the decision) have ensured the...
by pragnya
07 Oct 2015 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Retired Air Marshal M. Matheswaran, a former deputy chief of the Integrated Defence Staff, said the LCA was obsolete. "It is a very short-range aircraft which has no relevance in today's war fighting scenarios. If you are trying to justify this as a replacement for follow-on Rafales, you are c...
by pragnya
07 Oct 2015 18:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

a good "STRATEGIC" decision by MOD(I) which will have a great lon term effect, a morale booster for the much ridiculed "scientific community" who dared to do something for the nation unlike us armchair generals. the message is clear to all. no more fancy imports 'unless' required...
by pragnya
06 Oct 2015 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

the jaguar engine replacement btw is DOA . its not even talked of these days. maybe the airframe itself does not last that long given the demanding conditions in india and their low level flight. the only ones where it might provide some value is the paltry 39 new Jags, but they have new engines no...
by pragnya
05 Oct 2015 15:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

F404-GE-IN20 needs to be licensed produced with enough ToT to do both major and minor overhauls/repairs within India. Have GE open shop in India to do that if need be. No sending the engines to US for repairs as that would really impact fleet serviceability at the most critical times. i think both ...
by pragnya
04 Oct 2015 10:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

..... I pray and hope we've not run into issues of missile integration with LCA radar. Because I find the comment from IAF Chief on missile integration part a bit strange. He, or others IAF Chiefs, have never pointed any specific issue when it came to LCA...... rohit, ACM's concern may be based on ...
by pragnya
04 Oct 2015 09:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Achtung Bitte Achtung Bitte as per TOI print edition today - it reiterates the improvements from Mk1 to Mk1A and that 120-140 will be built with improved EW, IFR, aesa radar. - Mk2 is scrapped - AMCA is being fast tracked and 1st prototype demanded flying in 2023 or 2024. - Modi to visit Rus soon a...
by pragnya
03 Oct 2015 13:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I, personally, hold MoD (and GOI in general) for failure of the programs. It was their responsiblity to ensure all stake holders - IAF, ADA, HAL - work with synergy. agree. should have been done eons ago. seems MOD(I) has wielded his/it's authority (behind the curtains ofcourse 8) ) unlike the UPA ...
by pragnya
01 Oct 2015 08:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

if the buzz is true and if the HAL/ADA can shave off even 500kg weight, taking into account the aerodynamic drag improvement that has been accomplished and would be implemented in due course, LCA 1 would turn out great as Shiv pointed out. let me speculate - it may well be possible LCA 2 may not hap...
by pragnya
30 Sep 2015 17:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

...... On a plus side, we can ensure the LCA AF Mk2 is a proper redesign end to end and becomes a Medium class aircraft rather than an iterative improvement alone. Lengthen the fuselage by a meter +, modify the wings, structure for greater load and pylon configurations. Carry a heavier duty radar, ...
by pragnya
21 Sep 2015 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 83181

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Rahul M wrote:probably browser blocking them due to adobe's security settings.


you were right. chrome's security features were blocking it. i found the way to get around. thanks.
by pragnya
20 Sep 2015 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 83181

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Rahul M wrote:probably browser blocking them due to adobe's security settings.


i use chrome. can you or someone guide me to get around it? tia.
by pragnya
20 Sep 2015 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 83181

Re: BR Main Site Feedback

i am having windows 10. while i can view the pictures/jpeg, i can't see the embedded videos in any post/s. they simply don't show up. it is a blank. why? anything can be done? tia.
by pragnya
12 Jul 2015 07:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I can't understand why the GIOI/MOD is not reading out the riot act to the ADA/HAL whoever is responsible for this fiasco? and sack the bl**dy top man/men whose responsibility it is. Putin does it, other nations too,and they get results. Why can't HAL deliver the goods when it is manufacturing MKIs...
by pragnya
30 Jun 2015 08:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Best option for India is to buy 500 Armatas .... And gift them to Pakistan. agree but with a rider . gift 'must' be in exchange for pak's 'chindigenously' made Al-khalids or whichever the latest. Arjun will get acquired in numbers double quick. how come sir? we will get the uber Al-Khalids!!! where...
by pragnya
29 Jun 2015 16:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I hope some from the BRF team will participate in the chat and ask some questions pertaining to the performance (ITR/STR), RWR and BVR tests (if he will answer those types of questions). I have to say the oneindia report is very heartening. if someone participates, pl ask - 1. Is there any plan to ...
by pragnya
29 Jun 2015 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1813
Views: 169556

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Vina,

great series of posts.

though the 'technical' part was beyond me, your layman explanation - in your inimitable style - is simply lovable. 8)
by pragnya
19 Jun 2015 07:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Karan M, that IA has effectively killed the Arjun is an 'urban legend'. but come on, you are one poster who can see thro' both the poster and the post - for which i have admiration for you. it is surprising that you are responding to posts which are filled to the brim by 'sarcasm' just like the abo...
by pragnya
19 Jun 2015 06:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Karan M, that IA has effectively killed the Arjun is an 'urban legend'. but come on, you are one poster who can see thro' both the poster and the post - for which i have admiration for you. it is surprising that you are responding to posts which are filled to the brim by 'sarcasm' just like the abov...
by pragnya
19 Jun 2015 02:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Also after the improvements suggested by IA and incorporated the Mk2 has weight gain of 4 tons! If earlier Mk1 was heavy this one is even more heavy based on improvements demanded by IA. IIRC all 183 improvements/modifications/addons/replacements etc.. asked for by the IA was part of an intiative f...
by pragnya
11 Jun 2015 09:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1852874#p1852874 Gun firing trials have got me worried now. Revelation that LRUs need to be re-qualified is very revealing. Gun is same as one on Mig 21s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gryazev-Shipunov_GSh-23 So its characteristics should be known. On...
by pragnya
09 Jun 2015 17:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

I think Arjun should be scrapped in favor of Armata. Russia should be consulted to see what plans they have for Armata follow up, could be the basis for FMBT imports. Already I see only glowing press coverage for Armata, Arjun was never spoken of this positively. Speaks a lot for the quality and fi...
by pragnya
09 Jun 2015 07:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Should we lock this thread till Armata is offered for sale ? How many do you think India should order ? that would be harsh. the Arjun lobby here needs to be kept in check though. as for Armata, since it is a 'natural' choice due to the factors already debated and settled, it will come IMO. how man...
by pragnya
08 Jun 2015 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

* Pragnya, You said a2A refueling is delayed. Did IAF accept that? ramana, no word from them on that particularly other than the retired/'unnamed' top officials generally criticising the programme. besides since the suppliers being 'foreign', does your question has any grounds? IFR is more of a dro...
by pragnya
07 Jun 2015 16:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164107

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

what is the IOC and FOC status of the LCH ? I have not see it fly in blr for last few months. IOC planned for sept 15 (3 months ahead of the plan). http://www.oneindia.com/india/rotorplus-hal-funded-lch-td-3-undergoes-first-flight-succes-1559566.html or by the end of the year - http://www.thehindu....
by pragnya
07 Jun 2015 09:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Arjun's flat front always bothered me. If a round hits it, it would penetrate. Armata has sloping front. A round will get deflected up or down and wont penetrate. correct. this had bothered the decision makers too which is why they went for the T-90s. Armata too has similar front which makes it an ...
by pragnya
07 Jun 2015 07:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Was IOC-II achieved? Progress on six criteria? 1) Derby & Python integration 2) GHh-23 gun 3) Air 2 Air refuelling 4) braking system 5) radome 6) new radar I guess 1, 5, & 6 are linked. what else? ramana, your point number 5 - improving braking system was taken care of @IOC 2 stage. 1/2/3/5...
by pragnya
06 Jun 2015 06:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Arjun has proved to be deficient in 63 parameters in the 8th round of testing. Armata has zero deficiencies as far as I can see from brochures and web articles etc. Arjun is not ready, Armata is the best choice. again on the dot. and we can't wait for those 63 parameters to be fixed in the 21st tri...
by pragnya
06 Jun 2015 05:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Armata does not stick out 6cm on either side of the tank carrier of Indian railways like how Arjun does. So railways will charge less to transport them. always trust you to hit the right note. the savings due to this will be huge which can always be used for FCS/TI/AC replacement if need be. howeve...
by pragnya
05 Jun 2015 09:31
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Brig. RayC RIP
Replies: 90
Views: 12535

Re: Brig. RayC RIP

salute RayC sir. it was so educational - reading your posts. RIP sir.
by pragnya
05 Jun 2015 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Qatar has 12 mirage2000-5 (9 single, 3 two seaters) which might be equivalent to the IAF upg. I am sure their main AAM would be mica. UAE has 30 machines but deliveries started in 1989 so these are really old machines and have likely not been MLUed Greece has about 25 M2k-5-mk2 and a bunch of older...
by pragnya
08 May 2015 09:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451576

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Guys, please stop writing sense. The Arjun is going to be canned by the IA in favor of this tank. while the IA's role wrt Arjun has been dubious to say the least, i am afraid IMO this 'new' tank wont find any place in IA. i base this on a refreshing change in their attitude (even if out of necessit...
by pragnya
06 May 2015 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Instead of ordering more planes what GOI should be doing is (next 1-2 years) 1. Negotiating with GE to manufacture the engines for Tejas in India. 2. Set up a factory (100 engines in first year and then 50 engines a year) to manufacture engines somewhere in the middle of India (Nagpur - Viskakhapat...
by pragnya
03 May 2015 10:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118905

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

you 'yak' herder from the great mongolian slopes!! inspite of strict fatwas from whoever cares - to 'not' wander over the steppe with your yaks - especially on starlit nights, you have in your delirium taken the extreme step!!! not just that, you have stepped on the yak droppings too (which ofc you ...
by pragnya
02 May 2015 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164107

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Nagpur/IAF-may-involve-pvt-cos-in-modifying-aircraft-accessories/articleshow/47126318.cms IAF may involve pvt cos in modifying aircraft accessories NAGPUR: After recently opening up aircraft overhaul works for private sector, maintenance command of Indian Air...
by pragnya
02 May 2015 08:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Pragya, IIRC, all PAF F-16A/Bs would be converted to blk 50 std. via some kind of MLU - via Turkey? no CM, the turkish upg was basically avionics upg as part of an MLU. don't think they were converted to 50/52 versions. these A/B versions are very old and pakistan got the last platforms before the ...
by pragnya
02 May 2015 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

CM, It is 2685 kg. I took it from lockheedmartin site. Yes, I noticed that too - my guess is that the LM site is giving internal fuel data based on the two seat trainer version (F-16B) - they had to delete some fuel cells to allow for the extra pilot and in doing so the fuel capacity reduced quite ...
by pragnya
02 May 2015 01:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 173972

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

CM,

It is 2685 kg. I took it from lockheedmartin site.
by pragnya
01 May 2015 17:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118905

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

since our favourite Yak herder is on a song, isn't it time to change thread title to - JSF, is it a "yak" or a "turkey"? :wink:

PS - love your posts UlanBatori. you have a way of putting across your points - cryptic pingrezi but very insightful. it is a gift.

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