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by srai
20 Sep 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 924
Views: 213659

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

^^^
Probably will be a scaled up version. Too large for AAMs.
by srai
20 Sep 2019 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 449
Views: 115204

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

+1 These writers are simpleton linear thinkers who don’t understand how technology R&D works. Their real hidden agenda is to “fill-their-pockets”. They can’t envisage that multiple indigenous programs can run in parallel and that all of them feed off each other for each’s attainment and advancem...
by srai
19 Sep 2019 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M - So we can probably assume that akash has a no escape zone of 25 kms because of its extremely good propulsion system. Not sure I follow you Akash Ramjet design (dates back to Sa-6) is bit dated it cannot be throttled and has fairly limited burn time . Russians switched to solid propellant ...
by srai
19 Sep 2019 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25928

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

^^^ PC-7II timeline prior to first lot delivery * selected in June 2011 * contract signed for 75 in May 2012 * first deliveries February 2013 They had active production lines for other customers at the time. Likewise build time would be less for BTA compared to a fighter like the LCA. The initial pr...
by srai
19 Sep 2019 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25928

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Squadron formation itself is a two-three year process. Take a look at new squadron formations for new types like Tejas and Rafale. We can also look at Pilatus induction to see the timelines. Aircraft are not like potato chips to be made and stocked. The delivery is as the planes roll off. This 20 pl...
by srai
19 Sep 2019 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

70 Kms range trial is good what i am now hoping for is an announcement within the next couple of weeks of the Astra being successfully user trialed for its max range of 110 Kms. 90km in the latest trial :twisted: In any case, max ranges are brochure values. You won’t shoot down another modern fight...
by srai
18 Sep 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Aditya_V wrote:Nice to hear this, hope the Derby on Tejas is using Ex- Indian Navy stocks and Astra is used by the Squadron in the Near future. Question Gurus are Derby in Spyder and Tejas can used interchangeability? Yes we must have the launchers on Tejas.

According to Rafael Spyder brochure yes.
by srai
17 Sep 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Time for bulk orders!!! https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1173897455491878913 Air-to-Air missile #Astra has been successfully flight tested off the coast of Odisha from a Su-30 MKI as a part of the user trials. The live aerial target was engaged accurately demonstrating the capability of first in...
by srai
15 Sep 2019 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 143040

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Cmde.Mao is way too senior to be doing test flights. After several years on the Tejas, he's now working on NLCA. How about the next cohort taking over actual flight testing To be a long-term test pilot for R&D in IAF/IN means forfeiting promotions. Those who stay with the test flight program re...
by srai
14 Sep 2019 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3156
Views: 607179

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^^
Work happens in parallel. Official sanctioning (i.e. funding) apart, R&D is a multi-year effort over many aspects that go on to become an end product like Netra or AWACS-I. Pieces build upon previous gains.
by srai
14 Sep 2019 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 531259

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

^^^
I think it’s for gun shield. Gun is located around that area.

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by srai
14 Sep 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 143040

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

What role will naval tejas serve if it is inducted? With navy wanting 57 twin engine MRCA in the form of mig 29k, f-18, naval raf, even if naval tejas is inducted in limited numbers of say 20 aircraft, how will it be used? As a fleet air defense fighter. Or will it replace the jag maritime strike a...
by srai
14 Sep 2019 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2826
Views: 461519

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Karan M wrote:By "Indian industry" - gives an opportunity for all pvt vendors to break into the 125mm tank ammo market, hitherto the preserve of OFB.

Positive move. Unlike OFB, private entities, like VEM, go on to improve upon often “bulky” DRDO products. Innovation takes off.
by srai
14 Sep 2019 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 143040

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Sources conrm that the landing speed of NP-1 was at 132 knots and the sink rate at 4.4 m/s while the arrester hook load was about 37 tonnes. Before carrier landings, we will see 5.6m+ sink rates achieved. ... LCA-N engineers and pilots need to be confident that the fighter can slam down onto the de...
by srai
13 Sep 2019 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 143040

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^^^ https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1172437989303046147?s=20 https://www.devdiscourse.com/remote.axd?https://devdiscourse.blob.core.windows.net/devnews/13_09_2019_09_04_28_7733087.jpg?width=1280 DRDO, ADA successfully execute first-ever arrested landing of LCA (Navy) DRDO and ADA today su...
by srai
12 Sep 2019 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3156
Views: 607179

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

In the interim, get those 2 Phalcons (total 5 IAF) and 3 Netras (total 5 IAF + 1 DRDO). Allows for coverage of two areas 250-400km radius continuously. Use Phalcons for defensive role while Netras for offensive support.
by srai
11 Sep 2019 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^

They missed the second order in their report.

* 2 squadrons (I think these were Gwalior and Pune)

* 6 squadrons (some were deployed NE)

* 6-7 squadrons (current order in process)
by srai
11 Sep 2019 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1236
Views: 179956

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Why would anyone want to operate F-15's when you already have Su-30's and are getting Rafales? What is the huge advantage could you get from it that offsets the problems of adding yet another type to the zoo? Not going to happen. Having said that, a fantasy would be to pick up a handful for a TADCE...
by srai
07 Sep 2019 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ The seeker can be added as part of an upgrade to Mk1. Same missile Mk1 and Mk1S. We may see partial Mk1S upgrades and remaining retained as Mk1 for a combo mix. May offer some advantages to a battery with mixed missiles in two guidance modes (command and active). Mk1 efficacy is well proven. NG ...
by srai
07 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^
Rs. 45,000 crore orders for 83 LCA fighter means Rs. 542.17 crore each. HAL initially asked for around Rs. 450 crore each...


Getting comic with all these totals being thrown around :mrgreen:
by srai
07 Sep 2019 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^
What we don’t know is what the original quote included/excluded? And how the quote was brought down by excluding what inclusions?
by srai
07 Sep 2019 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

So they wasted 2-years just to reduce the price by Rs 5,000 crore [from Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 45,000 crore] :roll: Incorrect. AON benchmark and approval was 50,000. Price quoted by HAL was much higher. Hence the delay. Kindly check this thread carefully. Disappointing that it is hard to get cut thr...
by srai
07 Sep 2019 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^
By all indications, Astra Mk1 is ready for induction and has been accepted by the end user. But the orders have not come forth. Hence, your point about being stuck in #3. You need larger orders to scale the industry and provide optimal support. Low orders in piecemeal fashion ain’t gonna do that.
by srai
07 Sep 2019 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1170137621332283392?s=21 LCA Mk-1A; "Wings will be made by L&T, front fuselage by Dynamatic Technolologies, the middle section by VEM & rear section by Alpha Design" @SPsAviation A new age of collaborative working, away from traditional mindsets. ...
by srai
07 Sep 2019 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The Acceptance of Necessity given by the Defence Ministry over two years ago was Rs 50,000 crore but the price determined by the ministry's cost committee was reduced to around Rs 45,000 crore. So they wasted 2-years just to reduce the price by Rs 5,000 crore [from Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 45,000 cror...
by srai
07 Sep 2019 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ Agree. 50 —> so called “production” setup 100 —> labeled as “initial” order ??? —> ??? Even though in the article it states: The extensive and rigorous trials have successfully validated the Astra missile’s warhead capability, its maximum launch ranges against both head-on and manoeuvring target...
by srai
07 Sep 2019 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2065
Views: 542420

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The Astra Mark 1, which successfully completed the trials recently, has a maximum head-on launch range of 100 km , a speed of 4.5 Mach and is cleared for launch up to an altitude of 20 km (66,000 ft). Original: 80km head-on https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcQ29jBxHGmYuoqUPJpr7...
by srai
06 Sep 2019 01:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 37016

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

That fact that HAL went ahead with HTT 40 without any ready purchaser (i.e. IAF) showing any interest and out of their own funds is very good thing. Hope they take such efforts in future also. Not if GOI suck them dry totally, like they have done it now. money not paid for more than 1 yrs deliverie...
by srai
06 Sep 2019 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Support contract is mandatory if we don’t want to see hanger queens. We have heard it often enough complaints from end users about domestic products “low” serviceability rates. The broken system doesn’t allow for timely procurement of spares. End users don’t necessarily budget adequately for support...
by srai
05 Sep 2019 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Don’t be surprised when the “support package” addition brings the final acquisition closer to the original quoted price :twisted:
by srai
05 Sep 2019 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^
Now they are going to discuss “support package” :roll:
by srai
04 Sep 2019 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 531259

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

...
I have never seen anyone other than IAF classify LCA as a less than 4th Gen aircraft.

Three-legged Cheetah
MiG-21++
by srai
04 Sep 2019 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 531259

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

^^^
He may be 1 Officer but was representing the IAF in court as a senior most exec i.e. AVM.
by srai
04 Sep 2019 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 531259

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

... 3. It is still a 4+ generation design (no LO) with avionics and other tech which was cutting edge as of 2005, but now we are in 2020 (think AESA, fusion, AA weapons (like meteor), towed decoys etc.) ... According to the court testimony given by senior IAF officers recently, they had classified ...
by srai
04 Sep 2019 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 531259

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

Makes sense to be honest. Then why would the IAF agree to buy only 12 more Su-30 MKIs? Here a SU-30MKI is better than upgraded M2K in both WVR and BVR!!! They like the under-powered Jags? Parrikar had asked similar questions as to why not Su-30MKIs instead of MMRCA. Main reason seems to be operatio...
by srai
02 Sep 2019 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 816353

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Matra-BAe AIM-132 ASRAAM - The RAAF's New WVR AAM Some interesting tidbits ... The AIM-132 ASRAAM - A Technical Perspective The ASRAAM is radically different in many respects from other established and development missiles designed for WVR combat. The missile is heavily optimised for best possible ...
by srai
02 Sep 2019 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1493
Views: 433220

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^^ All these cost comparisons are for nothing if we don’t know the details of what is included/ excluded. Going by Rafael deal, 50%-60% of the costs are non-airframe related. But to prove a point from unnamed “sources”, you could selectively pick and chose your numbers to make something look good o...

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