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by basant
15 Jun 2020 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 455
Views: 92649

Re: Military Humor and related

Wish we could get some of these and turn them into UAVs! Just for killer looks!


Hat's off to Skunk Works and Kelly Johnson!
by basant
14 Jun 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

so LCA-2/MWF will still be shorter than Mig 21, that means all the PENS in JK and Awantipur and throughout west and north border that was made for Mig 21 (our smallest plane) can be used without modification for LCA-2/MWF (and of course LCAMK1A). The bigger PENS used for Mig 29, Jags, SU30mki etc. ...
by basant
14 Jun 2020 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 931890

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

srin wrote:The NUH RFI requires the AUW to be around 5t. The Dhruv is around 5.5t. So can't make the cut.

If you see the CMD's interview, he 'categorically' said HAL will meet all requirements.
by basant
14 Jun 2020 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 931890

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I am confused with the statement made by the HAL CMD. Providing the first concrete timeline to HAL’s promise on the Dhruv, Madhavan has told Livefist, “I can categorically say that the Dhruv will meet all requirements of the navy. Within 24-36 months from the time an order is placed, we will develop...
by basant
13 Jun 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

HAL Chairman's interview by Livefist
by basant
12 Jun 2020 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 931890

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ramana wrote:Is the NUH NQSR published?

RFP is available for NUH. NSQR, I don't know.
by basant
11 Jun 2020 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4823
Views: 931890

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

On the subject of ALH and all that is going on right now, it would be great to have feedback on the current state of affairs too. If Hair Nair sir or others with relevant knowledge share their experience, it would be wonderful.
by basant
11 Jun 2020 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Fair enough reason to consider MkIII and above. But the sooner the 'chalta hai' attitude is fixed, the better. It is also to be noted that the issue is not HAL itself. Consider the experience of pilots of LCA/Tejas. IAF is mighty pleased and that's something. So leadership can make a big difference ...
by basant
10 Jun 2020 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1230
Views: 367999

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

It is doctored, I am sure. I checked the website almost immediately after I saw on Twitter post, and found none. Plus see the 812 comments! I then deleted my post in another thread of the tweets. Sadder, but wiser.
by basant
10 Jun 2020 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5446
Views: 501298

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

Source: Twitter FrontalAssault @FrontalAssault1 11:04 AM · Jun 10, 2020 Update on Karachi: 1. Our Jets went in, to check Pak preparedness & caught them napping again. 2. Our jets moved on own side, creating panic in PAF. 3. IAF did something, which might not be revealed. 4. PAF anticipated IAF a...
by basant
09 Jun 2020 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

^^^ Called C-C as it combines structural carbon discs with carbon brake pads. There are also carbon-ceramic brakes available. Not sure if this is has a specific meaning for brakes. But Carbon Carbon is a generic name for a type of composite material which has carbon fibres embedded inside a matrix ...
by basant
09 Jun 2020 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Update from Livefist: Navy-Dhruv Spat Escalates, Key Officers Throw It Back To HAL ... Vice Admiral Sinha insists that it was HAL that signed off on MoD’s decision, therefore, to approve steps to identify an import option for the Indian Navy. He says, “It was in the 2011 Services Capital Acquisition...
by basant
09 Jun 2020 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Article by Kaypius: BLADE FOLDING SYSTEM OF NAVAL ALH – CLARIFYING THE ‘AUTOMATIC’ VS ‘MANUAL’ DEBATE Automatic blade folding system is a complicated electro-hydraulic mechanism with concomitant weight penalty. It is arguably difficult to build this into the small, hingeless rotor system of the ALH....
by basant
09 Jun 2020 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4626
Views: 1084787

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

Isn't there Russian AAM that outrange AIM-120 Ds? There are several, what's the story with that us not having them? RVV-BD only started trials on the Su-35 this year. Big difference from being advertised at airshows to actual readiness. There were reports earlier that Su-30MKIs were integrated with...
by basant
09 Jun 2020 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

mody wrote:ALH has manual blade folding. Navy wants automatic blade folding.

The discord is not on what IN wants but what IN has asked (in its NSQR)! From what we can see from NUH, the claim does not hold. N-ALH -- I have no idea.
by basant
09 Jun 2020 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

^^^
Called C-C as it combines structural carbon discs with carbon brake pads. There are also carbon-ceramic brakes available.
by basant
09 Jun 2020 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

I think it will very slowly sink in that there is no money for costly imports, and anyone who knows our procurement system will understand that the SP system will never work. They should simply do a 100% FDI for manufacturing here. In any case, parts localization is what is necessary. Who does the ...
by basant
09 Jun 2020 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation



This is the RFIfor NLUH. See page 2 Pt 5. "The helicopter should be twin-engine, piloted by two pilots, having wheeled landing gear and blade fold capability."

Also see page 26.
by basant
09 Jun 2020 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

khan wrote:
srai wrote:That will open up a fairly large space (parachutes storage) for additional gear!

Or fuel. Thats a drop-tank worth of fuel I would imagine.

F-16 drouge parachute weighs about 10kg! Hardly any useful fuel that can replace it!
by basant
08 Jun 2020 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 986
Views: 85527

Re: BR Forum Feedback

May be we should rename the thread 'India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020' to 'India's Border Security with China, Pakistan and Nepal-2020'. As of now, Pakistan has become another province or autonomous region of PRC. Any war either with Pakistan or China would be a two-front war. So...
by basant
08 Jun 2020 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4626
Views: 1084787

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

Sorry sir, couldn't follow. The 'first batch' referred here is Super Sukhoi or some LCA variant? First batch of the Su-30 MKI upgrade. Use the Bars as the basis. Don't even go for the Irbis unless you must - the PRC has access to its basic architecture (though that's a problem we face with all impo...
by basant
08 Jun 2020 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 986
Views: 85527

Re: BR Forum Feedback

May be we should rename the thread 'India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020' to 'India's Border Security with China, Pakistan and Nepal-2020'.
by basant
08 Jun 2020 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 227
Views: 46589

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

ramana wrote:Also, I missed the last CAG and Parliamentary report links if they were posted here.

Ramana garu, I think the last one released was 2018-19 for Tejas. The link is not working right now. You can either use cached page or I can email it to you if you wish.
by basant
08 Jun 2020 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

HVT Tweet Twitter link Why is there so much duff-gen on Tejas, everywhere you look on internet? The aircraft takes-off from a carrier without catapult, and within two markers on a runway. Not underpowered by any yardstick in the world. 2 runway markers = 2000 feet. So the Tejas can take off within ...
by basant
08 Jun 2020 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 406
Views: 79721

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

HVT Tweet Why is there so much duff-gen on Tejas, everywhere you look on internet? The aircraft takes-off from a carrier without catapult, and within two markers on a runway. Not underpowered by any yardstick in the world. 7:26 AM · Jun 8, 2020·Twitter for Android This reminds me of discussion on th...
by basant
08 Jun 2020 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

HVT Tweet
HV @hvtiaf
Ah! Brutal work-days.
Tejas take-off roll values published on OS are way-off.
by basant
08 Jun 2020 09:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4626
Views: 1084787

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

srai wrote:^^^
Please make links more clearer like so:
Uttam pretty far along ...

Copied. On a happier note, HVT is back on Twitter with a couple of delightful posts! :D
by basant
08 Jun 2020 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4626
Views: 1084787

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

Sorry sir, couldn't follow. The 'first batch' referred here is Super Sukhoi or some LCA variant? He is talking about the Sukhoi radar upgrades to be done in batches. Thanks. It was posted earlier in the forum too that the testing of Uttam has not just began but is well underway and is expected to b...
by basant
07 Jun 2020 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4626
Views: 1084787

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

Karan M wrote:...
Uttam is due for testing and completion in 2 years time. We can very well use a Bars variant or Irbis for the first batch upgrade and then transition to an Uttam variant.
...

Sorry sir, couldn't follow. The 'first batch' referred here is Super Sukhoi or some LCA variant?
by basant
06 Jun 2020 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 5446
Views: 501298

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

Tweet from Dr.APR Dr. APR Flag of IndiaMaple leaf @drapr007 #BREAKING : In the discussion that ended with a very harsh atmosphere, Lt Gen Harinder Singh has clearly told his Chinese counterpart that India will not stop constructions on the border. For the peace,Chinese troops will hv to move back on...
by basant
06 Jun 2020 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 986
Views: 85527

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Dear admins, the times shown for posts seem to be about 25min or so ahead in future! I am not sure if it is a problem with my browsers (on multiple platforms and multiple devices). Can you check if this is true and fix it if necessary please?
by basant
06 Jun 2020 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1347
Views: 247283

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

There is some irony in that Arjun Mk1 was branded overweight despite being within GSQR limits. And when it performed better than T-90 in AUCRT, it was dismissed as comparison of MBTs from different classes. Now NLCA Mk1 is overweight and IN wants twin-engined version with higher weight instead of ev...
by basant
06 Jun 2020 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4626
Views: 1084787

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

What were the reasons that the Thales RBE2 lost out to Elta 2052 for the LCA? The Thales radar would have integrated the Meteor on the LCA which the IAF wanted. How likely is that that with the RBE2 and Spectra on the LCA the IAF would have continued to be lukewarm to large numbers of the LCA being...
by basant
06 Jun 2020 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 288
Views: 58368

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

I read the linked article but didn't find any relevance with our current discussion which has nothing to do with personalities. The point of the article was to show as late as in 2017 IN was looking for a single-engine LCA. It changed only recently despite best efforts, including those of Cmde C D ...
by basant
06 Jun 2020 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

Specifically, the statement was as follows: The Ministry replied that Integration of SPJ pod as a role equipment would essentially mean reduced weapon carrying capability, due to the SPJ pod occupying one store location. Internal EW system demanded more real estate and therefore was not feasible in ...
by basant
06 Jun 2020 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873364

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

Kakkaji wrote:Indranil ji:

Any news on installing SPJ on Mk1 IOC & FOC?

I wouldn’t want to send them in battle without it

Thx in advance

MoD said there are no plans of SPJ on Mk1. Not sure if that has changed.
by basant
06 Jun 2020 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 288
Views: 58368

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

After some thinking, I believe the NLCA is basically ADA/HAL's way of showing their commitment to the development of a carrier capable aircraft, and a demonstration that they "get it" and are willing & able to deliver to whatever specs the Navy requires. Otherwise the NLCA looks still...
by basant
06 Jun 2020 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 288
Views: 58368

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

Frankly Philip. You are really underestimating how challenging the lca was and what it had provided. A freakin turnip has more blood. They've squeezed everything out of that little frame in the mk1a. If the Ada got this far, I feel extremely confident that they could create a best in class twin eng...

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