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by basant
29 Jun 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 294
Views: 61810

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

^^^
The radome looks circular. Not like AMCA's and definitely not of Mk.2. :?:
by basant
29 Jun 2020 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 30957

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

^^^
Spectacular! Thank you!
by basant
29 Jun 2020 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2163
Views: 372297

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Source: HVT
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Thanks for sharing Guna
by basant
28 Jun 2020 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

⋅  Production was an issue year or two back ⋅  1st FOC delivered in 12 months ⋅  Yet to get clearance for 8 trainers ⋅  For current order: 8-10 a/c per year ⋅  Target is 16 a/c per year and 2nd line is set up ⋅  Can reach 16-20 with 83 ord...
by basant
28 Jun 2020 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

SSridhar wrote:Another six months? Why? Effect of the pandemic?

Pandemic can be for delay in deliveries running into months. Can't imagine the same for ordering!
by basant
28 Jun 2020 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2159
Views: 303704

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

114 Make In India Jet Much More Complicated Than MMRCA ... Speaking to Livefist, HAL chairman R. Madhavan said, “The Indian Air Force will now have to make a RFI/RFQ (request for information/quotation) which meets both single and twin engine varieties. It will be very difficult to formulate an SQR ...
by basant
28 Jun 2020 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

Barath, What’s the point of getting to the combat area if you can’t carry anything :wink: To travel fast, for whatever reasons. To bug out after firing weapons, quicker to deploy/transport and have higher speed even if it isn't supercruise. Also it shows that the a/c definitely would have more powe...
by basant
27 Jun 2020 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

HVT tweet Smiles @nishthavaan @hvtiaf sir, could (modified) Tejas Mk1 with F414 (ie, first version of Mk2 with just 0.5m plug) have got supercruise ability? Gripen demonstrated already such an ability, so was wondering why the capability was not a priority. + Harsh Vardhan Thakur @hvtiaf Replying to...
by basant
27 Jun 2020 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

^^^
Lovely! Makes me feel as I am in the lead with Tejas as wingman! Is it a Su30?
by basant
26 Jun 2020 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 676273

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Maareech Advanced Torpedo Defence System

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by basant
26 Jun 2020 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2806
Views: 676273

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Tweets from Anatha Krishnan Anantha Krishnan M @writetake ASW capability of @indiannavy received a major boost today with the conclusion of a contract for Advanced Torpedo Decoy System #Maareech capable of being fired from all frontline warships. 1/3 Release 1:50 PM · Jun 26, 2020·Twitter Web App + ...
by basant
26 Jun 2020 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4726
Views: 1106322

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

deejay wrote:The production rates of LCA Mk1 currently are being bench marked. These will be considered when planning acquisition. The established production capacity has not been met.

That explains why FOC delivers have stopped? :(
by basant
25 Jun 2020 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4082
Views: 662749

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Rakesh wrote:Click on the link below and read this tweet....

https://twitter.com/Maverick_bharat/sta ... 1511667712

Not just officers and babus but netas also should face inquiry and charges of sedition.
by basant
25 Jun 2020 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

^^^ I am not suggesting that Mk2 should be dropped or Mk1.A must have 414. Just wondering what Mk1 airframe would be capable of with 414 (with whatever minimal changes warranted). Yes, it's about 8-10% of extra dry thrust and about 15% wet thrust, but the same has resulted in payload of 6.5T from 3....
by basant
25 Jun 2020 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

The 414 will use more fuel than the 404. The slightly higher SFC will be more than offset offset by the demands of the higher thrust generated by the engine. It would most certainly negatively impact range/endurance since the Mk1A has the same fuel capacity as the Mk1. I am not advocating for 414 i...
by basant
24 Jun 2020 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 597466

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

No way that the I-Derby ER's NEZ is comparable to the Meteor's. The Meteor is powered all the way to the end. the I-Derby ER has a dual pulse motor but depending on the range at which it is used and the second pulse kicks in, the NEZ will vary. I-Derby ER has dual pulse. I think the lowest NEZ of M...
by basant
24 Jun 2020 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 597466

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rakesh wrote:Cost is a bad word...hush basant hush! :lol:

With a little luck, we'd beat India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 thread using LCA in Rafale thread. :rotfl:
by basant
24 Jun 2020 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 597466

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

ldev wrote:Hope this answers your question.

My questions was about RBE-2, not RDY. :)
by basant
24 Jun 2020 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 597466

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

This much takleef over losing a contest that was decided on 27 April 2011. Almost 10 years ago, but so hard to move on. My, oh my! :lol: I remember reading long time back, not sure if it was on BRF, that LCA does not have the required power for radar (also considering its radar diameter) to exploit...
by basant
24 Jun 2020 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

^^^
To clarify, issue is not why and how MWF came about. It's about what Mk1.A with 414 would be capable of.
by basant
24 Jun 2020 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

Thats basically the early design MK2 (with 0.5 plug, no canards and modest spec increase). Would have made eminent sense if we could designed and put it into production by now, and could have aimed for developing at this period ORCA/TEDBF now. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EFo_KrfUUAM2LIR?format=png&...
by basant
24 Jun 2020 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 597466

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Is this still the Rafale thread? Why is LCA Mk1 thread being deprived of its resources and we are investing in foreign maal for discussion too? :wink:
by basant
24 Jun 2020 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

Even I wonder at times about the same. Lower fuel burn, much higher thrust, both dry (30%) and wet and hence better range, payload and more agility. It would also provide more electrical power, useful for AESA radar. Lesser hassel compared to Mk2 to realize. Would be interesting to compare expected ...
by basant
23 Jun 2020 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^
Agreed. :)
by basant
23 Jun 2020 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sankum wrote:SP model requiring $3b is not economical which the article is advocating. Better develop NUH version of Dhruv and NIMRH.

I just wanted to point out that Navy gave undertaking for 120 in 1994 a decade before its first flight!
by basant
23 Jun 2020 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Article by Commodore G Prakash (R) in Financial Express. For a first-time manufacturer dealing with the differing requirements of the three services, we can’t fault HAL for not having focused on the unique naval requirements in the initial years. Despite the Navy highlighting the fact that good mari...
by basant
23 Jun 2020 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IA version curtailed its range to 50 km & so could be highly energetic. Trait useful in anti BM role. OTOH, IN version optimised its energy profile & opted for longer range without compromising on Pkill. Same Pkill at higher range? Is Pkill calculated for different kind of targets for Army ...
by basant
21 Jun 2020 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Anyone knows what Aurn_S (Arun Vishwakarma) is upto these days. For years I missed his analysis. Remember the hot discussions on the TNE being the contention. It would be great to have him back. Mujhey yaad kiya aapnay? My missile and space pages that I withdrew from BR stay under wrap. If someone ...
by basant
20 Jun 2020 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sankum wrote:ALH has ability to carry auxillary fuel tank in the cabin to extend range. The Rudra carries it for 4 hour 20 minutes endurance. You will have to increase if there is operational requirement.

Thank you, sir. Was confused with IR's 20% discussion. Read it again and it's clear now. :)
by basant
20 Jun 2020 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

... It can carry 12 instead of 4 personnel. It has much more payload. Ofcourse it will burn more fuel and weigh more. ... If I may correct, RFI asks for 6 personnel (pg. 17). Payload of ALH is about 1t higher! So what I am wondering is, as in the case of N-LCA (NP-2 vs NP-1), why can't the addition...
by basant
19 Jun 2020 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

basant or anyone, Is the NUH a frontline weapon system? What tactical or strategic role it will have? Total cost of the procurement? Ramana garu, sorry for a delayed response. If you see the RFI (pg. 8-9), it states: 2. Green Configuration. NUH in Green configuration would mean a helicopter with fo...
by basant
19 Jun 2020 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2925
Views: 513930

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Couldn't find another thread to post these apt and heart-wrenching lines... Again, and again, the military men have seen themselves hurled into war by ambitions, passions, and blunders of civilian governments, almost wholly uninformed as to the limits of their military potentials and almost reckless...
by basant
19 Jun 2020 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

MIRV is not an issue, since some years. Nuff said. Of course, it is classified, neither I seek that information nor one should share. Having said that we must also note that there are various mechanisms in offense/defense. One is to look harmless and then surprise, like Venus flytrap. Another is to...
by basant
19 Jun 2020 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5948
Views: 584024

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Tweet Dr. APR Flag of IndiaMaple leaf @drapr007 Army engineers hv completed bridge over Galwan river in eastern Ladakh that would consolidate India’s hold of the sensitive sector by allowing Indian infantry to move across the cold mountain river & also protect 255km strategic road from Darbuk t...
by basant
19 Jun 2020 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

MIRVs are a significant deterrence, imagine 10 missiles carrying 5 MIRVS each, the existing Indian arsenal of missiles can saturate Chinese defences and what's left of it. It might be that the latest iteration of Agnis are already MIRV capable and the SLBMs especially so. There will not be much pub...
by basant
19 Jun 2020 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 880384

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

Gurus, is it possible to arm Mk.1 IOCs with BVR quickly? We can dream of self-reliance if we could have got the 3 other FOCs delivered by now! How long are we going to put up with 'in a few days'?
by basant
19 Jun 2020 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2855
Views: 812499

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

After Galwan incidence, IMHO India should move towards developing ICBMs of range >10,000 kms. We should give no reason to doubt the enemy that we cannot fire the missiles from our deep south to their deep east. With respect, those missiles would not have been useful at the moment. It's the warheads...
by basant
19 Jun 2020 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4827
Views: 934020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Umm...its not a RFP - at least when I clicked the title said R F I (INFORMATION) - as does the document title. Can't really tell if Basant-ji pulled a sly Roscharch test on BRF to see what our responses will be or if it was just a slip-type :rotfl: No ji please. I did see RFI but was distracted whi...
by basant
18 Jun 2020 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5948
Views: 584024

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

One quick reform needed is to find the three main guys in the MoD procurement chain: Babu, DGQA, Military and dismiss them for the umpteen delays in acquiring Indian made weapon systems. All should be jailed for criminal negligence. What stopped the Tejas Order from being given? What stopped the 40...

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