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by maitya
29 Nov 2016 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 776588

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

First you said there were no official confirmations, and when you see one, you say it cannot be trusted? Forget the forward looking statements, what about the clear announcement of completion of the tests? Do you want Manohar Parrikar to come home and inform you about the sucessful completion of te...
by maitya
21 Nov 2016 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974131

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^^ However I doubt such upthursting etc (from 51KN dry to 65KN dry levels) can be achieved in 2 years etc ... the testing cycle itself will span atleast 2-3years. I think, realistically, what they are trying to do with Snecma (as a consultative partner) is completing the mandatory ground-runs (IIR...
by maitya
21 Nov 2016 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974131

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Actually its not a necessity that core needs to be redesigned for increasing thrust. One can increase fan size - that is increase BPR. But then that will increase engine dia which will not fit in LCA probably. That boat has sailed long ago now anyway. :eek: Where's the extra power gonna come from, ...
by maitya
16 Nov 2016 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 776588

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

^^ I don;t think there'll be any need of any FCS changes for the MK1A - it's mostly avionics-only "upgrade" over MK1 (and also some degree of internal systems arrangement for better turn-around time etc). However, if HAL pulls-off, some serious weight savings in the range of say >500K etc,...
by maitya
07 Nov 2016 18:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 776588

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

I hope you read the report fully before making that comment. :P JayS ji I request that we do not make insinuations about the other person's thoroughness or understanding. By the time I reached page 10 I had found stuff that indicates why there have been delays and it does not need an engineer to un...
by maitya
04 Nov 2016 16:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 656841

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

Can't believe the words being thrown around. "solve the problems with LCA", "induct the lca in large numbers", I have faith in NaMo and Parrikar and IAF. If LCA production issues were solved then they would have ordered more LCA. Yup ... spoken like true-blue customer. Somebody ...
by maitya
02 Nov 2016 12:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 776588

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

We are confusing two issues. One whether LCA internal design is frozen, second whether HAL has set up the assembly line for manufacturing 8 LCA per annum for which funds were disbursed in 2001. HAL has not set up production line for 8 LCA per annum even after 16 years. And assembly lines are generi...
by maitya
02 Nov 2016 12:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 776588

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

TATAs seem to have started shipping cars with their Revotron engine Shiv sir, Revotron came in only in 2014 with consultancy from AVL, Bosch, Honeywell et al....so some design was done but crucial hand holding was done by the leaders of the industry. The crucial area of knowledge around combustion,...
by maitya
22 Oct 2016 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 790228

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

How I'm thoroughly confused ... especially when I compare with what is written in this . It says Garuda is the non-winged glide-bomb and was tested for a 30km range (on both 18th and 19th Aug'16 - and earlier from 2014 onwards as well) - and that Garuthmaa is the 1000Kg winged smart glide bomb was ...
by maitya
21 Oct 2016 13:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 790228

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

So KaranM and Indranil, Recall that tender for concrete penetration simulations for HSLD, looks like they are complete. Oh! They lifted the skirt only a little bit. They are on the second generation of most of these designs. What you are seeing here is the kit for the HSLD (1000lb) bombs which has ...
by maitya
04 Oct 2016 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974131

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^^ The complexity of the manufacturing SC blades, their various Gens (and how a modern DS blade has better thermo-mechanical properties compared to 1st and even 2nd Gen SCs) and also inter-relationship of the TeT (obtained from better metallurgical tech of SCs etc) and the OPR (from better HPC tec...
by maitya
03 Oct 2016 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288583

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Hang on!! Isn't it that the Pigs used 120mm heavy mortar during last year (Aug 2015) shelling?

So exactly where is the escalation in this, we are merely being equal-equal here :twisted: - as I've said before, yeh dil maange more!!
by maitya
29 Sep 2016 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288583

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Bande me hai dum. Vande Matram. All the nay sayers myself included are stunned. Modiji my proud salute and humble pranaam to you. You have brought tears to my eyes. Deejay...kush ? ;-) Nah, pls forgive this thick-skull'd SDRE here - I can only keep body counts and compare. Only 2? Nah, not enough ....
by maitya
29 Sep 2016 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288583

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

BREAKING retaliatory strikes carried out last night https://twitter.com/bennedose/status/781384840977408000 Yes breaking news on ToI as well: " Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC, significant casualties have been caused: DGMO " Need some photos to cool...
by maitya
27 Sep 2016 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 314307

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Kartik wrote:thanks Dileep for the updates!

IFR probe integration is almost complete? Which LSP will it be fitted to and has it been fitted already? When do flight trials begin?

LSP-8
by maitya
21 Sep 2016 17:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 75162

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

Some unverified news - if true could be a completely different game Modi is willing to play .. 20 militants so far killed by 2/2 elite Para Commandos of Indian Army in PoK...strike inside PoK. Army may not officially declare moving inside POK and call it infiltration bid in Uri. Inside reports say ...
by maitya
21 Sep 2016 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...
Replies: 240
Views: 24443

Re: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...

I can only state on here what my thoughts tell me so I am not trying to change anyone's thought process or opinions, just laying open my own thoughts. I repeat - let me assume that we have a great leader, a fantastic bold thinker who dares to do the unthinkable or the difficult. And this leader is ...
by maitya
20 Sep 2016 13:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...
Replies: 240
Views: 24443

Re: In response to the Uri Terrorist Attack...

Have voted for option 1 as, till some action happens, to us this is as cowardly and clueless a GoI as was the previous ones, particularly the last one - same-to-same!! X-posted from another thread (my own post): <snip> The way to deal with Pakistan will have to be carefully calibrated and options an...
by maitya
20 Sep 2016 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 161244

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Apologies to Gaganji, not really intended to you, but have taken the liberty to respond points from your posts which sums up quite nicely what is being tried here for quite some time. Sorry I'm just too angry to think straight and tone down, some aspects of it which may seem to point directly to you...
by maitya
19 Sep 2016 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri
Replies: 666
Views: 75162

Re: Terror Attack At Army Camp In Jammu And Kashmir's Uri

... <snip> In the meanwhile, India decides to India to diplomatically isolate Pak from all forums http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-to-diplomatically-isolate-Pakistan-from-all-forums/articleshow/54406359.cms ... There muh-tod etc jawab and "strong response" etc thought-thru a...
by maitya
16 Sep 2016 12:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 314307

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^^^^^^^ The query-answer-sequence was: Q: Also where in the LCA fuselage will the IFR probe be fitted (already fitted in LSP-8?) - in the "traditional" position of on the right side of the aircraft, almost at the front-edge of the canopy (as seen here, for example, https://babsblog.files...
by maitya
15 Aug 2016 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974131

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^ Depends ... if this is another back-door attempt to implement Eco/M88 etc core while retaining the FADEC algo etc, then we are back to square one as far as developing indigenous turbofan development and manufacturing capability is concerned. However, if it's all about taking the Kabini core and in...
by maitya
15 Aug 2016 13:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 66
Views: 6608

Re: Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence day to everyone - nice to have BRF back again online!!
by maitya
24 Jun 2016 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974131

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Guys, take a chill pill - no need of fratricide, on such small issues!! brar_w does bring a lot of interesting nuggets on various frontiers of international (read US, the leader by a gazillion miles) military technology thinking - that's a very valuable contribution in itself. Minor nitpick that I'v...
by maitya
23 Jun 2016 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974131

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^^^ please consider writing a blurb for tech-and-time-challenged people like me who don't have a clue about how the above 2395 words relate to kaveri. It is quite tempting to create a write-up to what brar_w is alluding to, of course in lay-man words, but the level of bandwidth required for that is...
by maitya
21 Jun 2016 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in defence - what are we likely to see?
Replies: 75
Views: 4530

Re: 100% FDI in defence - what are we likely to see?

100% FDI in defence. <snip> ... .. what struck me was her descriptions of states like UP and Bihar. Those states have metamorphosed from ill fed dhoti clad and poor villagers to jeans clad cellphone carrying youngsters with degrees (BA/MA!!) no jobs. Joblessness is rampant and judging from the Biha...
by maitya
21 Jun 2016 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in defence - what are we likely to see?
Replies: 75
Views: 4530

Re: 100% FDI in defence - what are we likely to see?

100% FDI in defence. <snip> ... .. what struck me was her descriptions of states like UP and Bihar. Those states have metamorphosed from ill fed dhoti clad and poor villagers to jeans clad cellphone carrying youngsters with degrees (BA/MA!!) no jobs. Joblessness is rampant and judging from the Biha...
by maitya
05 Apr 2016 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 532973

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

On this topic of "indigenous" manufacturing of AL-31FP by HAL, here are my views (very old, from circa 2013 and 2014) ... View - I <snip> We do NOT build anything like AL-31FP indigenously - we got tricked into it by the Ruskies, believing we would though!! And these claims are nothing but...
by maitya
23 Mar 2016 14:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 314307

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Tejas not singled out during post-Iron Fist briefing: IAF...... Read more at: http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/india/tejas-not-singled-out-during-post-iron-fist-briefing-iaf-english-news-1.947890 http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/india/tejas-not-singled-out-during-post-iron-fist-briefing-iaf-e...
by maitya
17 Mar 2016 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 254117

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

^^^ KaranM, the best aircraft for the MMRCA needs remains Su 30. Unfortunately, that is not in favour among the decision makers. JMT. Unfortunately IAF doesn't agree with you ... otherwise why on earth would they limit the MTOW basic requirement to 30T effectively excluding it (remember the origina...
by maitya
15 Mar 2016 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974131

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

So, GTRE is also using 3D printing. Hopefully some prototype test results will be known soon. I think you were looking for indigenous usage/capability of 3D printing usage in turbofan core - in which case this article is not exactly pointing to that. But do note that, as opposed to the litany of kn...
by maitya
28 Feb 2016 00:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 314307

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

For Astra etc (2) is not an issue - while (1) is not an issue as most probably it's hybrid-version of the 2032 (or maybe we have been provided access to the AA algorithms or atleast the API itself). For R77 etc it's a huge issue, as Russians wouldn't part with the (2) details above (as will be the ...
by maitya
26 Feb 2016 17:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 314307

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

It is extremely doubtful that the Tejas/LCA shall use the Astra Air to Air Missile in it's current avatar as the radar and related avionics are of Israeli origin (ELTA/Elbit) on this aircraft while the seeker on the Astra is AGAT of Russian origin. Thus the natural Air to Air Missile for the Tejas/...
by maitya
26 Feb 2016 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 539500

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I am not posting this as something against LCA and for Hawk. In fact it could be mre "for LCA" but the point I want to make is that sometimes you don't know how good a platform is until you apply it. Simply imagining that something is good or bad remains an assumption until it is tried. S...
by maitya
26 Feb 2016 09:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 539500

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

However, I'm not clear, in the "modern" battlefield scenario, in the <100Km-radius CAS situations (let's call it short-range-CAS), what is it that combat-Hawk can do that a LCH couldn't? And more important, which one of it, would be have more survival chance/probability? And to make it mo...
by maitya
25 Feb 2016 08:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 539500

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^ Shivji, CAS is important, no doubt about that - and more so, in say <100Km radius of a open-combat zone, in Indian context. However, I'm not clear, in the "modern" battlefield scenario, in the <100Km-radius CAS situations (let's call it short-range-CAS), what is it that combat-Hawk can ...
by maitya
24 Feb 2016 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 254117

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

ramana what do you suggest which plane we should/should not opt for ? What ever NaMo decides based on available inputs. Ramanaji, my answer would have been " This being a G-G deal aimed at building Indian MIC, any twin-engine-jet manufacturer who agrees to partner HAL for both the Assembly lin...
by maitya
16 Feb 2016 10:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3315
Views: 463260

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

manufacturing capabilities will be similar to what Japan has today, where they are confident in making the entire next-gen engine themselves from scratch. Could you point me to some news items about how they got to this level or where they claim to be able to do this? Typically, from what I observe...
by maitya
12 Feb 2016 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 192599

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

We started at 12.30 at night from Bangalore and reached Hanumanthappa's home town Betadur by 7.30 AM. There was stage setup infront of a govt school and lot of police vehicles were there. We asked a policeman what is the plan. He said the body has reached KMC Hubbali by then and it will be 11 AM be...
by maitya
10 Feb 2016 16:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 314307

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Dude.. radome improvement to 80km doesn't "inspire you"? 80 km for a 2 sqmt target., comes to 100km for the 5 sq mtr. Even 80km even a 5 sqmtr one with a lower RCS translates to what current tech can get a light fighter in the class. The JF-17s KLJ-7 can manage 75km+ for a 5 sq mtr target...

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