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by sankum
07 Feb 2017 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4193
Views: 670061

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Horizontal stabilizer is designed for easy tail folding in IN version. It is goodbye to NMRH tender if IMRH is on by 2022.
by sankum
06 Feb 2017 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4193
Views: 670061

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Main cabin dimensions of IMRH should be minimum that of Mi 17 (5.37 × 2.34 × 1.80 meter)
by sankum
06 Feb 2017 23:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 503039

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

IMRH is a derivative of Mi17?
by sankum
06 Feb 2017 23:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 503039

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

✈Anantha Krishnan M ✈ ‏@writetake · 7h7 hours ago
And, here is the artistic image of #IMRH released by HAL.


Image
by sankum
06 Feb 2017 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 852
Views: 129754

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Just because IN RFP calls for twin engine NLUH.
by sankum
04 Jan 2017 15:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839075

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Ka 226 will not carry dunking sonar but will carry depth charges and torpedoes to attack submarines located by other helicopters or ships just like MATCH Chetaks.
by sankum
04 Jan 2017 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

It seems Lca mk2 will be dumped and full manpower of ADA will be dedicated to AMCA while HAL handles Lca mk1a with IAF purchase of 120-200nos imported make in India single engine fighter.
by sankum
04 Jan 2017 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

India to make stealth fighter “The concept and feasibility study for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) has completed and submitted to the government. We are awaiting the government’s approval to develop prototype vehicles (PVs),”  P.Ramachandra, director, admin and planning, Aeronautical D...
by sankum
04 Jan 2017 09:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Business Standard learns that the navy wants ADA to develop a carrier deck version of the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), an indigenous, twin-engine, fifth-generation, stealth fighter that is unlikely to enter service before 2030. Aircraft carrier version of Tejas still alive, despite navy ...
by sankum
04 Jan 2017 02:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Now NLCA is only TD. 123nos LCA mk1+mk1a. 120 make in India F16/Gripen. 120 make in India twin engine F18/Rafale/FGFA. 36nos Rafale By 2030 400nos required fighters according to MP earlier Interview+ 57nos Naval twin engine fighter. lca mk2 doubtfull? or maybe 83nos after 2025. Su 30 production 272n...
by sankum
03 Jan 2017 00:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 503039

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

HAL Annual report 2015-16 is out. HAL Annual report 2015-16 The Company produced 60 numbers of new Aircraft. Peak production of 12 numbers of Su-30MKI aircraft from Raw Material Phase achieving the full installed capacity. Highest ever production of 17 Hawk aircraft. Initial Operational Clearance fo...
by sankum
01 Jan 2017 06:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1367
Views: 227375

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The is the best thing to happen to Pakistan. Unless you teach or train your local population and shut down terror training school and go for modern honest government and economy all the investment will create debt burden to pull the country down. With India increasing pressure on Indus water treaty,...
by sankum
01 Jan 2017 06:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Happy New Year!!! 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all.
by sankum
31 Dec 2016 04:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 617079

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

120 nos make in India single engine fighter may very well be replaced by 80 nos make in India Rafale and 40 nos Su30mki.

Wait for march 2017 GOI decision.
by sankum
31 Dec 2016 04:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Aircraft carrier version of Tejas still alive, despite navy opposition ADA intends to customise it into a naval fighter in Phase-2, which has been allocated Rs 1,921 crore. Like the IAF version, this will involve comprehensive redesign, including replacing the current General Electric F-404IN engin...
by sankum
29 Dec 2016 04:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

My take on IAF 2032 will be:-

FGFA: 80 nos (4sq) post 2025 @12/year
MRCA: 144 nos (8sq) in 2020-32 period @12/year.(single engine)
Rafale: 36nos (2sq)
Su 30mki: 272nos (14sq)
LCA: 206 nos (10sq) @max 16/year.
Mirage 2000: 50 (2sq)
Jaguar upg: 40(2sq)
for a total of 42 sq.
by sankum
29 Dec 2016 03:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

LCA in IAF will be 40 mk1+83mk1a+83mk2=206nos (10sq) say by 2032 @ max 16nos/year. It seems they are standardizing tyres as well as other parts on both mk1a and mk2 to be of common standard. 10 optional mk1a may very well be for NLCAmk1 and NLCA mk2 is abandoned in favour of 57 nos twin engine NMMRCA.
by sankum
27 Dec 2016 21:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7852
Views: 709065

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

What a small kirana store shopkeeper told me about going cashless is let the political parties donation go cashless first and then dictate us and a local med shopkeeper was very abusive much to my shock. While my opinion is that India spare for Rs10 or Rs20 coins should be 100% cashless in 10-15 yea...
by sankum
21 Dec 2016 03:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839075

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

IN if it wants 3 INS Vishal class carrier by 2040. Then the number of fighters it will require is 3×40+2×20=160 on 5 carriers with 50% spare. That is 240 nos which can very well be 45 mig29k + 57 suerhornet+150 Naval AMCA/FGFA.
by sankum
20 Dec 2016 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 839075

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

No news of Sea king 42B up gradation. It seems they will be retired with induction of 24 S-70B+16 Dhruv+8 Chetak and 10 upg Ka 28.
by sankum
12 Dec 2016 15:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 711078

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

What is production rate required if by 2030 you want to modernise IA artillery. Towed 155mm-1580nos @120/yr 13yrs Mounted 155mm- 814 nos @60/yr 14yrs SPG 155mm- 100+50=150nos @20/yr 8yrs 155mm ULH - 145nos @20/yr 7years and we are talking of max dhanush production @ 60/year. It should be at least 12...
by sankum
09 Dec 2016 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

The initial ADA specification of NLCA mk1 gave the MTOW from carrier ski jump at 12.5T which is 1 T less than IAF LCA mk1 MTOW of 13.5T. If the empty weight is 1T higher than the air force version than it is 7.5T. The payload from carrier will come at 1.7 T which is enough for two 800 lt fuel tanks ...
by sankum
09 Dec 2016 23:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 503039

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

No need for sadness. At least such top kleptocrats are going to jail which so far have got scot free and this is just the tip of the iceberg which got exposed and political will is on display to have a honest administration.
by sankum
04 Dec 2016 17:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 172870

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

If IN ditches NLCA mk2 it can still go for 18-24nos NLCA mk1 as lift trainers.

In long run NFGFA and NAMCA can be options and short term naval Rafale will be the best.
by sankum
10 Nov 2016 00:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 323981

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

By the time frame 2030-35 Cato bar carrier is available naval AMCA and naval FGFA should be in service.
by sankum
27 Oct 2016 11:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1497
Views: 216394

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Battery tech will finally become economical whether it is 2020 or 2025 cant say. Courts will force the change to EV for the sake of pollution even if government is loathe.
by sankum
27 Oct 2016 05:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1497
Views: 216394

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

I expect transition to be fast by 2030-35 to total EV market as it is four times energy efficient than present automobile Industry and will be enforced by courts if not government. The only tipping point will be economics.
by sankum
20 Oct 2016 14:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 439017

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

A dipping sonar will weight 250-300kg. Maritime radar 100kg. Sonobuoy launcher with sonobuys 200kg. single LWT 250kg for a total weight of 800kg more likely to be carried by heavier NALH than naval Ka 226K which will carry a small weather radar with secondary surface search capability and no dipping...
by sankum
19 Oct 2016 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 439017

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

100nos IN NLUH tender can be split into 50nos Ka226k and 50nos NALH instead of buying a totally new helicopter.
by sankum
19 Oct 2016 06:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 323981

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Battery technology may advance sufficiently in the meantime to make DRDO AIP redundant.
by sankum
15 Oct 2016 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Sorry Deejay, my bad. It was for small minority of lobbyists. My apologies.
by sankum
15 Oct 2016 08:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

For Indian retired officers one thing is true, price be dammed, desi product be dammed. We want the best and the country has to pay through its nose as defence is a holy cow.
by sankum
15 Oct 2016 07:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

For make in India it seems MOD is just bargaining on price points as leverage. It is either 80nos Rafale or 120nos Gripen/F16 with Sukhoi30 production to end in 2020 and may be 80nos more LCA order to take the figure to 200nos. Things will be clear by March 2017.
by sankum
15 Oct 2016 07:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 746312

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

65nos for IAF and 97nos for IA but I think the test pilot got LCH mixed up with Rudra.
by sankum
15 Oct 2016 00:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 323981

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Indian Naval LPD Program Making Headway With 2 Domestic Vendors

L&T has a tie-up with Navantia of Spain, and RDEL with DCNS of France.
by sankum
12 Oct 2016 16:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 287055

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Deejay wrote, According to his sources IN is not interested in NLCAmk2. This means that NLCA mk1 is performing better than expected. With no wind over deck on shore based ski jump NLCAmk1 is taking off with 720lt centerline fuel tank with margin to spare which means take off weight of 11.9T for repo...

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