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by enaiel
29 Sep 2016 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4389
Views: 1066091

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

IMVHO onlee... ULV as a replacement for PSLV and GSLV 1/2/3 seems to be on the backburner. ULV as the building blocks to build HLV seems to be what's being focussed on. PSLV and GSLV Mk 3 will continue to be used for many many more years. PSLV generally taking the commercial LEO/SSO market while GSL...
by enaiel
26 Sep 2016 22:11
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 634413

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

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by enaiel
22 Sep 2016 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 180546

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Why not make an announcement that India will be sending troops, armoured carriers, tanks, SAMs, drones, and attack helicopters to Afghanistan, with a supply route that goes through Iran. Use that presence to train and support a force of Afghan "irregulars" that go deep into Pak territory t...
by enaiel
22 Sep 2016 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4389
Views: 1066091

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Disha, I have been following ISRO for years, but I am still confused. ULV was supposed to be a modular rocket that was supposed to replace both PSLV and GSLV for the commercial launch business. HLV was supposed to be for the Human Space Program (HSP). LVM3 was supposed to be the testing ground for f...
by enaiel
21 Sep 2016 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4389
Views: 1066091

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

That's interesting - I was under the impression that LVM3 would lead to ULV which would lead to HLV and RLV. But there was no mention of ULV in the talk above - or did I miss it? Instead the slides show LVM3 leading directly to HLV. Is ULV dead and replaced by HLV?
by enaiel
20 Sep 2016 21:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 533334

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

If the AMCA is already designed around the F-414, then we have no choice but to order F/A-18 SH in order to get access to the engine. It would not make economical sense unless we order at least 100 of them, so our MRCA becomes 36 Rafale + 100 SH. While these plus the flankers would make a formidable...
by enaiel
19 Sep 2016 22:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 533334

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Any news on engine selection for AMCA? The longer we wait on choosing the engine, the further it is going to push back the first flight of the aircraft. I still remember the painful long wait for the LCA's first flight. I was hoping I wouldn't have to go through the same ordeal for AMCA...
by enaiel
18 Sep 2016 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4389
Views: 1066091

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

My 2c.. ISRO created PSLV using 4 stages with a strange mix of propellants - but that was because it was what they could manage given the situation at the time. It was a low risk approach to get a working launch vehicle that has since proven to be a reliable work horse. GSLV was designed around re-u...
by enaiel
22 Feb 2016 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Speechless... never thought this day would come before induction!

I saw a change in IAF's attitude towards domestic products in October itself in this interview: http://www.sps-aviation.com/story_issue.asp?Article=1723
by enaiel
21 Feb 2016 03:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

People seem to be forgetting that over the next 20 years, IAF will have to decommission 19 squadrons (everything except the MKIs). Current potential orders will only give us 11 more squadrons (6xLCA + 2xRafale + 3xFGFA). IAF needs 8 more squadrons to just maintain current strength of 37 squadrons, 1...
by enaiel
18 Feb 2016 18:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

If the requirement for a twin engine naval bird comes from being able to land safely with one engine, theres no guarantee that the AMCA will be able do that. For example, Jaguar M was supposedly canceled because it could not land safely with two engines and was infact replaced with the single engine...
by enaiel
18 Feb 2016 17:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

What can 200 Tejas do?

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Whats not mentioned above is that it will also be getting the new ARM missile for SEAD roles.
by enaiel
15 Feb 2016 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4327
Views: 757934

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

One for the commander and one for the gunner. It's called a Hunter-Killer sight - the commander hunts while the gunner kills. I agree about using Arjun instead of BMP. Previous versions of Namica had raised hump to facilitate auto re-loading in battlefield, which seems to be missing now. Most of all...
by enaiel
12 Feb 2016 22:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 533334

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I am not so sure. There is a lot of bitterness still lingering regarding the cancellation of the Lavi (similar to how we feel about the HF-24). Please read this: http://www.haaretz.com/f-35-take-it-or-leave-it-1.304297 Does Israel still have the technological capability to design a first-rate fighte...
by enaiel
12 Feb 2016 21:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 533334

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The Jerusalem Post? All IDRW did is misquote her. She didn't mention AMCA. What she is asking for is the joint development of a single engine stealth fighter based on the Lavi instead of ordering more JSF. This could be LCA mk3. pl move this to amca dhaaga, and check which is the org that is pedalin...
by enaiel
12 Feb 2016 18:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 533334

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

She didn't mention AMCA - just a next generation fighter based on the Lavi: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/COLUMN-ONE-The-IAFs-Achilles-heel-444662 In light of the F-35s massive vulnerabilities and the diminishment of US power in the Middle East and beyond, Netanyahu should view India’s enthusiasm for...
by enaiel
09 Feb 2016 22:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Okay, lets assume that the IAF has 100 AWACs aircraft and can identify every Chinese plane in the sky.
How do you plan to shoot them down?
by enaiel
09 Feb 2016 21:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Hitesh, since Chinese Su-30MKK have better radar detection range than any aircraft in IAF's inventory outside of our own Su-30MKI, do you plan to ground every Mirage 2000, Mig 29, Mig 21 Bison in a war with China?
by enaiel
06 Feb 2016 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4327
Views: 757934

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

X-posting from US mil thread to show how US armed forces support their domestic MIC: Not sure if this was posted before, but Aviation Week has a copy of the 48-page annual project report on the F-35 JSF by Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E). http:...
by enaiel
06 Feb 2016 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1916
Views: 362793

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Not sure if this was posted before, but Aviation Week has a copy of the 48-page annual project report on the F-35 JSF by Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E). http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2016/01/DOT&E%202015...
by enaiel
04 Feb 2016 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I believe the MK11 are vintage IAF dumb bombs.

ramana wrote:enaiel, What are 1000 lbs bombs MkII?

Does it mean HSLD or the old 1000 lbs MC (Medium Capacity)
by enaiel
04 Feb 2016 09:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

So what's left for Tejas FOC? From an old link, with my comments inline: http://www.livefistdefence.com/2013/12/what-itll-take-for-indias-tejas-to-be.html 1. Expand flight envelope to -3.5 to 8G (Currently -2 to 6G). Done as per FB. 2. 24° angle of attack (Currently 22°). Done as per FB . 3. In-flig...
by enaiel
04 Feb 2016 04:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

From http://tarmak007.blogspot.fr/2016/01/tejas-may-fire-derby-python-missiles-in.html : Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is likely to test-fire Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Derby and Close Combat Missile (CCM) Python-5 (both from Israel) for the first time in Jamnagar. ... “ The...
by enaiel
01 Feb 2016 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2425
Views: 524862

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Was supposed to make it's first flight in early December according to the program director at ADE... but don't worry, it's in an "advanced state of readiness"! As much as I support indigenous development, they need to stop providing dates like "early next month" to reporters and ...
by enaiel
23 Jan 2016 03:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The performance made me happy... and then this made me sad: Abhishek Shrivastava Sir, ADA site we have the number of sorties of LCA's diffrent version, But no flight information for SP-1. Is it flying somewhere? January 10 at 4:07am Nikhil Singh SP 1 is not ADA's responsibility now That's my guess,i...
by enaiel
22 Jan 2016 23:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Even a quote from an "unnamed IAF official" will do.
by enaiel
22 Jan 2016 23:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Has anyone from IAF excluding NFTC commented anything positive about Tejas? “Tejas is a pilot’s delight” As a Bahrain official remarked immediately after the Tejas flight, “We had only heard about the Tejas earlier but the way it demonstrated its capability today, we are happy that its international...
by enaiel
22 Jan 2016 04:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 392801

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Excellent performance from an "overweight" "underpowered" "obsolete" "in development for 3 decades" "three-legged cheetah" with "53 identified shortfalls" that "does not meet the IAF’s minimum air staff requirements (ASR)".
by enaiel
06 Oct 2015 01:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 241189

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Karan M wrote:A senior officer said that the training of IAF pilots — the first batch comprises four of them — on the indigenous LCA has already started.


Thats the news I have been waiting to hear for a loooong time. Thank you!
by enaiel
02 Oct 2015 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 241189

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Happy to hear about 80 @ Tejas Mark 1A. Any firm orders for LCA is good news. However, I still want to know what happened to SP-1. IAF Chief now says they don't have it! http://armingindia.com/Defense%20Space%20Agency%20Coming%20Up%20As%20An%20Interim%20Before%20Aerospace%20Command%20ACM%20Arup%20Ra...
by enaiel
19 Aug 2015 03:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 241189

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Thanks raghuk. So its true - LCA production is not going to move forward until probably FOC is achieved in mid 2016 and design is frozen by IAF/ADA. And FOC is delayed due to non-supply of new quartz radome and bolt on inflight refueling probe by Cobham. HAL had previously stated that they planned t...
by enaiel
14 Aug 2015 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3972
Views: 324541

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Cosmo_R are you serious? Let me guess you got your JSF price from the JSF propaganda site here: https://www.f35.com/about/fast-facts/cost ? That price is LM's cost to manufacture the aircraft for the USAF without engines, weapons, and other support costs. It also does not factor in development costs...
by enaiel
28 Jul 2015 17:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 241189

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I am happy that SP-1 SP-2 LSP-7 and LSP-8 are at least going to be used by ASTE, even if they are not going to be inducted by IAF. I did not know that, and don't remember seeing any news item mentioning it. Would love to see some pics of SP-1 or LSP-7 in ASTE service. I still think that for getting ...
by enaiel
28 Jul 2015 01:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 241189

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

http://www.oneindia.com/india/we-have-no-doubts-on-tejas-capabilities-iaf-chief-1659076.html "The first two series production aircraft (SP-1 and SP-2) have some slight variations and from SP-3 onwards we will have them entering into the Squadron. The first squadron will consist of aircraft from...
by enaiel
27 Jul 2015 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 241189

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

What is the point building SP-2? What is IAF doing with SP-1 or LSP-1 to LSP-7? Nothing. IAF doesn't plan to touch LCA until FOC is reached and all aircraft are upgraded to FOC standards. Might as well concentrate all efforts on achieving FOC rather than building any more LSP or SP aircraft.
by enaiel
24 Apr 2015 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 12593

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

The manual labour is already being done in western countries to separate plastics for recycling, organics for composting and trash for land-fills. And it's not about being cheaper than oil, but to be able to do something with trash other than putting it in a landfill. It has become a serious industr...
by enaiel
23 Apr 2015 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timelines
Replies: 220
Views: 12593

Re: Chronicle of DRDO/PSU missed targets & extended timeline

Why the hate? This technology if proven in India has major export potential to western countries that already do the manual labour of collecting and separating plastic from trash for recycling purposes. In fact it has export potential to nearly every country in the world that's currently trying to g...
by enaiel
21 Apr 2015 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to blame?
Replies: 228
Views: 12402

Re: Poor IAF role in R&D, manufacture - HAL/IAF tiffs to bla

Does anyone know what the IAF is doing with the Tejas SP-1 fighter? Is it just sitting in a hangar?
by enaiel
20 Apr 2015 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234295

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

But why should it matter what DDM says? Shouldn't MoD, IAF, ADA and HAL discuss with each other the progress (or lack of) that LCA is making rather than reading about it in the press? Even from the link above, we have this quote: "We read it [IAF Chief's comments] in the newspapers and it has l...
by enaiel
20 Apr 2015 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 234295

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

During Aero India, I had read these 2 articles: http://www.oneindia.com/india/we-have-no-doubts-on-tejas-capabilities-iaf-chief-1659076.html "The first two series production aircraft (SP-1 and SP-2) have some slight variations and from SP-3 onwards we will have them entering into the Squadron. ...

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