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by sankum
22 May 2020 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Naval Dhruv on ASW mission. Empty weight 2800kg Internal fuel 1100kg 4 Crew 400 kg 2*LWTorpedo 450kg Sounboys 250 kg Dunking Sonar 300kg Radar 100kg Total 5400kg HAL website is now giving MTOW of 5800kg and endurance of 3..8 hours. For continuous hovering we can estimate endurance at 70% For ASW mis...
by sankum
22 May 2020 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The hit job that is been done to naval Dhruv is similar to that being done on Tejas with lot of misinformation, false data . IN has already ordered 16 nos ASW version to 8 nos utility version in service. CG had also ordered 16 nos for ship borne operation. These helicopters feature new manual main r...
by sankum
22 May 2020 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4894
Views: 1181899

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

My personal choice is 36 more Rafale are ordered in 2022-26 time period and IAF goes for 216 MWF @,32/year in 2026-33 timeperiod in place of MRCA2.0.
But the IAF is basically eyeing for 150 nos Rafales as the silver bullet for 2 front war and only 6 sq MWF.
by sankum
20 May 2020 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2222
Views: 327115

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

Money is not a problem . IAF if it wants 150 Rafales will get it. 12 Rafales per year for 10 years will cost $2b/year for a total of $20b. Further 16 Tejas/year will cost $1b/year. That's the IAF plan for $3b/year you will get 28 fighters for next 12-15 years. Growing Indian economy can easily affor...
by sankum
20 May 2020 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2222
Views: 327115

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

If 114 MRCA is restricted to outright purchase of 36 more Rafale (2sq) then IAF may go in for 6sq of additional Tejas mk2 [Total 216 nos (12sq)] to have 42 sq fighter fleet by 2040.
by sankum
19 May 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Tail folding will reduce the folded length of Naval Dhruv from 16m to 14m.
by sankum
19 May 2020 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://www.defenseworld.net/news/14062/Indian_Naval_Helicopter_ALH_Dhruv_Gets_Foldable_Rotors#.XsPwQ1PhUew . But now HAL has cracked the problem. Two of the Dhruv’s rotors fold into the body of the aircraft, while one remains straight outward. So the Indian navy also is changing the hangar designs ...
by sankum
19 May 2020 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1458
Views: 275486

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

INS Vikramaditya can carry 24 Mig29k+ 6 helo or 21 Mig 29k + 13 Helo. Standard complement is 20 Mig29k + 8 Helo.
INS VIKRANT can carry max 24Mig 29k + 12Helo.
Standard complement is 20 Mig29k+ 10Helo.
by sankum
19 May 2020 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2222
Views: 327115

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

Its is intresting to dissect the IAF chief plan for 450 additional fighters (25sq) by 2040. Tejas mk1/a - 103(5sq) Tejas mk2- 108 (6sq) AMCA-108(6sq) Rafale- 36(2sq) MMRCA-114(6sq) Total-469(25sq) Present fleet active in 2040 Su 30 mki- 272(14sq) Tejas mk1-20(1sq) Total -292(15sq) Funny part is IAF ...
by sankum
19 May 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

Thanks for the wonderful rebuttal IR. I am confused about ferry range mentioned in the article and the one in 2019. The latter gives ferry range as 1750km while the former , in context of endurance, mentions 2800km. Can you clarify please? Edit: To me it looks like comparison of internal fuel only ...
by sankum
19 May 2020 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

What HAL will do is make this new main rotor folding automatic which earlier they were not doing as it will add 100 kg weight and develop a new tail rotor folding mechanism for NUH.
by sankum
19 May 2020 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2222
Views: 327115

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

IAF is still batting for 114 made in India Rafales.
by sankum
19 May 2020 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

It's a baised article . The writer to his convenience dose not even mention that 32 naval Dhruv are on order for CG and IN for operations from ships with new manual main rotor folding mechanism. So much for these votaries of building competition to HAL at huge imported cost instead of saying privati...
by sankum
19 May 2020 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The 16 nos IN helicopter order is for ASW version. The nose radar will have only 180 degree coverage as per HAL tender.
by sankum
18 May 2020 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

This FY2020-21 both CG and IN will take delivery of 12 navalised ALH each i.e, 24 nos of total 32 on order.
Hope the NLUH order goes to ALH soon.
by sankum
18 May 2020 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5032
Views: 1009745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Anantha Krishnan M
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@IndiaCoastGuard
ALH Dhruv. Engineers at #HAL working on various improvements on #Dhruv have integrated 19 new systems for CG/naval variants. A new radar & EO pod are part of the pack. #Avgeeks
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@akananth
by sankum
17 May 2020 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

Noob Pooch ---> If Empty Weight is 7,040 kg and Take-Off Clean Weight is 9,800 kg...the maximum internal fuel carried will be 2,760 kg? Right now page 1 says maximum internal fuel is 2,400 kg. Please advise Roughly 6500kg empty + 2500 kg internal fuel+ 300kg 2 CCM with launchers and + 500kg misc( 1...
by sankum
17 May 2020 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

Rakesh correction in Page 1 Tejas mk1 specifications from excellent indranil article.
MTOW - 14100 kg instead of 13500 kg
Clean TOW- 9800 Kg
Payload- 4300 kg
Airframe life- 9000 hours
by sankum
15 May 2020 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1458
Views: 275486

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Each carrier will carry 4 Ka31 and 10 Talwar class frigates will carry one Ka31 for total 18 nos deployment. Hence 20 Ka32 requirement.
by sankum
15 May 2020 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1458
Views: 275486

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The NUH should go to ALH navalised version and 16 to 24 ASW versions of it can be bought to add to 16 ASW naval ALH already ordered so that along with 24 Seahawks the naval requirement of ASW helps can be fullfilled till 2030 when HAL IMRH can be ordered for 123 NMRH.

Total swadeshi solution.
by sankum
09 May 2020 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4894
Views: 1181899

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

Estimated 14nos to 19nos Darin 2 trainers of 1985-2006 vintage will remain in service.
by sankum
09 May 2020 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4894
Views: 1181899

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

These twin seater will remain darin 2 while 56 nos single seater post 1985 will get darin 3 upgrade along with elta 2052. They will serve till 2035-38.

By 2025 only the above aircraft vesions will remain in IAF to form 4 squadrons. While 2 sq of pre 1985 jaguars wil retire after 40 years in service.
by sankum
08 May 2020 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4894
Views: 1181899

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

Its on separate pylon on right side front fuselage.
Centreline pylon is free to carry 2 dumb 450 kg bombs or one LGB.
by sankum
08 May 2020 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2616
Views: 379881

Re: Military Flight Safety

My est for Su30 mki is 0.25crash/10000hrs
150 hours / year 40 year life 6000hours
by sankum
08 May 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2616
Views: 379881

Re: Military Flight Safety

Crash rates of fighters Mirage 2000- 0.4/10000hr Mig 29 & Jaguar- 0.8 /10000hrs Mig 29 flies 90hrs/year 4000hr life 45 year life Mirage 2000/ Jaguar 150hrs/year 50 year life Mig 29 -18 crashes of 80 Jaguar -55 crashes of 168 Mirage 2000 -11 crashes of 59 Mig 29 k could have same crash rate of Mi...
by sankum
08 May 2020 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

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Harsh Vardhan Thakur on Twitter: "Thanks Tweeple. Moving forward ...


He retired.
by sankum
08 May 2020 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2616
Views: 379881

Re: Military Flight Safety

Mig 29 crash pilot safe initial report
by sankum
03 May 2020 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

Partial infoboard in defexpo 2020 posted in this forum by shobhits.
Its the weight of jamming pod carried by Tejas mk1a.
by sankum
02 May 2020 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

Exclusive AMRAAM launcher weighs only 28 kg as it does not carry nitrogen cooling bottle for IR seeker of CCM in which case it weighs 40kg.
Astra launcher is being developed. Don't know if it dual for CCM or only for Radar guided BVR.
by sankum
02 May 2020 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

Clean take off weight of Tejas mk1 with 2 CCM is 9800 kg and Tejas mk1a is 9900kg. 4 Derby ER with 40 Kg Nato standard launcher will be 4*(118kg+40kg)=632kg 4 Astra mk1 with R 77 launcher weighing 60 kg will be 4*(154kg+60kg)=856kg 725 litre centre EFT will weigh 725*0.8/0.9~ 640kg. Tejas mk1a with ...
by sankum
01 May 2020 09:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1591
Views: 268298

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

When alto EV for $6000(₹4.5lakh) with minimum 250 km range comes then the era of EV will take over. Maybe by 2030. And self driving cars maybe by 2035 may reduce the number of personal cars to 10% as personal ownership of cars will become redundant and presently 90 % of cars remain parked in any cit...
by sankum
26 Apr 2020 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4894
Views: 1181899

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

Indranil wrote:Who did the integration? Who got paid?


Israel?
by sankum
26 Apr 2020 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4894
Views: 1181899

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

Can python 5 CCM be carried on wingtip stations of MWF?
We have a stockpile of it in Spyder AD system and can also be used for air to air.
by sankum
25 Apr 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

$2 billion was paid for Indian specific enhancement for Rafale. Should include Astra integration otherwise on first air dominance combat mission on opening day of war the Rafale will empty it's stockpile of 4 Meteor missile and will be left without any spare missile.
by sankum
25 Apr 2020 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

For mirage 2000 fleet 450 mica were purchased @9 missile/ fighter. Qatar purchased 160 Meteor missile@4.5 missile/ fighter for 36 Rafale. IAF also can be expected to purchase 160 Meteor plus 160 Mica missile for its fleet of 36 Rafale. Standardization on Astra SFDR and Asraam will result in large st...
by sankum
24 Apr 2020 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3150
Views: 914445

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Anyone can correct me if I am wrong. While marketing I derby ER the maker is saying that you are getting 80% of Meteor performance for one third the price. Now Meteor for $3m /missile gives NEZ of 60km. That means I derby ER for $1m/missile gives NEZ of 48km. Astra mk2 with dual pulse will give a ra...
by sankum
21 Apr 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

I will hazard a guess estimate of 8 T class drone intercepter powered by HTFE 40 from the illustration and article.

Empty weight: 3200 kg
Internal fuel: 2100kg
Internal weapons : 2*250kg BVR + 2 CCM=700kg
CTOW: 6000kg
External payload: 4"500kg PGM=2000kg
MTOW: 8000kg
by sankum
21 Apr 2020 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3542
Views: 1038920

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

https://mobile.twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1251737882261360641 . We're certainly working actively on 6th Gen operations. These articles were published last year. Optionally manned fighters and unmanned-wingmen are the new paradigm in the nearest future for us. 8 T class unmanned fighter drone with AI ...

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