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by sankum
18 Apr 2020 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

You do not have AAM in unlimited number. Only 450 Mica were bought for 50 upgraded Mirage 2000 i.e, 9 AAM/ fighter. For Jaguar upgrade of 4 sq ( around 72 fighters) only 384nos ASRAAM were bought i.e, 5 CCM /fighter. AAM are costly and used for 20 to 30 years with relifing. For any Airforce inventor...
by sankum
18 Apr 2020 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

There will have to be space to carry as many dual racks as possible . See the MWF diagram when large PGM with large wings is carried on inner wing hardpoint the middile wing hard point carries only single BVR. Dual rack BVR is carried only with EFT on inner wing hardpoint . Similarly with dual rack ...
by sankum
17 Apr 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

Harsh Vardhan Thakur @hvtiaf 1. Hawk's skin is paper-thin to keep weight low. Highly optimised for training role. Can't take gun fire, ricochet, shrapnel etc. 2. #Tejas is a flying tank. Totally different league. 3. Instantaneous & Sustained Turn Rates are not influenced by Max structural-G limi...
by sankum
17 Apr 2020 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

I don't know. IAF knows the best. I take what HVT Sir said as the operational requirement.
by sankum
17 Apr 2020 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

Even Rafale in deep penetration strike role will carry 2 Meteor+ 2 CCM + 6 standoff PGM along with 3 EFT+ CFT.

AMCA will carry only 4 internal BVR .

You empty the missile load you exit the Battle ,land ,reload, refuel and join the Battle again .
by sankum
17 Apr 2020 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

MWF with 4 BVR+ 4 CCM with 3 EFT for heavily loaded CAP or strike with PGM. For QR interception 6 sq Tejas mk1/a with 2 BVR + 2 CCM is the operational requirement of IAF They have simulated the war with different tactics and arrived at the optimum configuration of required AAM payload of different f...
by sankum
16 Apr 2020 06:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

I am talking of fighters flying at 40000 feet altitude used to launch BVR which would have been taken care by the SAM system. For the rest sufficient number of Migs were Airborne .
by sankum
16 Apr 2020 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

In future they will be. The operational flexibility for fighters is there.
by sankum
16 Apr 2020 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

For the post Balakot scenario of 4 fighters vs 24 enemy fighters should have been taken care by S400 and Barak8 ideally and not by defensive fighters flying at lower altitude. Not a single BVR could be fired. What is the statistical probability of such a scenario in all out war and a top cover by Su...
by sankum
16 Apr 2020 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

There was result of a study in Eurofighter website where the ideal payload was 6 BVR AAM and 2 CCM. IN tender for 57 Fighter it is 4 BVR + 2 CCM. Tejas mk1 is 2 BVR+ 2 CCM. Tejas mk2 it is 4 BVR + 4 CCM AMCA is 4 internal BVR. Rafale 8 AAM.( 4 Meteor + 4 Mica) In India case Tejas mk2 load may be the...
by sankum
15 Apr 2020 21:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789367

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

They are taking it on government direction.
by sankum
15 Apr 2020 21:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7522
Views: 789367

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

No definite data yet. Anecdotally, not doing so well, at least in NY metro area. BCG is irrelevant so far, although the numbers are small. The two people - both desi docs - who got hospitalized are immigrants, so must have had BCG in India. According to my desi PA (who had fever and such for about ...
by sankum
14 Apr 2020 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

Yes. In multiple configs. How is it broken down? 6500kg empty weight + 2450kg internal fuel + 3900kg external payload (EFT's and weapons) gives us around 12,850 kg. That leaves 950 kg for the pilot, oxygen tanks plus other miscellaneous stuff. Is that much necessary or can we perhaps increase paylo...
by sankum
14 Apr 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

As a ballpark roughly 10 % of the total weight is that of tank. Composite tanks used in Tejas will be lighter. 1360 litre* 0.791= 1075 kg fuel + 125 kg empty tank weight= 1200kg . The designed weight carrying capacity of inner wing weapon station which is increased to 1500 kg to carry Brahmos ng. Fo...
by sankum
13 Apr 2020 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

2*1360 litres EFT on inner wing pylons+ 900kg PGM on fuselage centre station + LDP+ 2 BVR AAM on mid wing stations = 3900kg external payload.
by sankum
12 Apr 2020 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4894
Views: 1181371

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

Till FY 2021-22 remaining 23 nos Tejas mk1 is expected.

Tejas mk1a is only from FY 2022-23.
by sankum
11 Apr 2020 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

If 2*1360 litre EFT are caried in place of 2*1200 litre EFT then optronic pod will have to removed to keep external payload under 3600kg.
by sankum
11 Apr 2020 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3541
Views: 1037048

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

For Tejas mk1a the clean takeoff weight is 9900kg and external payload of 3600kg. The mid wing station on the wing carying jammer pod on outer wing station can carry twin derby er on twin rack launcher while other wing only single derby er can be carried as the outer wing station carries two ccm red...
by sankum
09 Apr 2020 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2222
Views: 326896

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

Which means either there will be 114 nos Rafale in MMRCA 2.0 or 36 Rafale+ 78 ORCA.
by sankum
07 Apr 2020 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4162
Views: 798080

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Salute to all the bravehearts.
by sankum
07 Apr 2020 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4162
Views: 798080

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

We fight for we are the best.

We died for we were the best.
by sankum
07 Apr 2020 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 51263

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

These 21 mig 29 upg will serve IAF for 15 years plus only as compared to new fighters which serve for 40 to 50 years. The old 60 mig 29 upg which were inducted in 1987 onwards will serve till 2032 i.e, 45 years which is flying hours of only 90 per year per fighter for the total life is 4000 flying h...
by sankum
30 Mar 2020 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5025
Views: 1007486

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2020/03 ... -helo.html
The Rudras are being purchased in healthy numbers by the IAF (16) and Army (78),
by sankum
24 Feb 2020 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4329
Views: 1022643

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

http://delhidefencereview.com/2020/02/2 ... gy-part-i/

A Deep Dive Into ISRO’s Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology – Part I
by sankum
22 Feb 2020 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 731738

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The standard complement of INS Vikramaditya is 20 Mig 29k+ 4 Ka28+ 4Ka31. The standard complement of INS Vikrant is 20 Mig29k+ 6 Ka28+ 4Ka 31. When both carriers are at sea we require 60 mig 29k so that 40 Mig 29k are available at 67% availability rate. We will have to order minimum 16 Mig 29 k for ...
by sankum
21 Feb 2020 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 30146

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

The 111 nos NLUH will have torpedo/ depth charge attack capability guided by other platforms.
by sankum
21 Feb 2020 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 30146

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

The other rotor aircraft which will be inducted or countinue to be in service.

Ka28 14 nos (10 ASW+ 4 Training)

Ka31 24 nos

Naval Dhruv 24 nos ( 16 ASW+ 8 Utility)

Chetak 8 nos

NLUH 111 nos
by sankum
21 Feb 2020 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 30146

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Most of the IN frigates and destroyers are currently deployed without their complementary helos , i would say IN needs more than this number when the AC is taken into account. Could you break it down as to why 24+124 NMRH are required for the number of surface combatants that the IN has? In the fir...
by sankum
17 Feb 2020 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 919
Views: 275839

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

No , the idrw article is copy of tarmak video where the speaker while talking of wingtip station starts talking that astra missile will be integrated. He doesn't say that it is on wing tip . This is idrw copy interpretation of that video in words. The mention of podded gun in the Tejas mk2 infoboard...
by sankum
08 Feb 2020 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 919
Views: 275839

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

IAF is okay with empty weight at 7.5T according to Sjha and the tender for MWF tyres at HAL website gave MTOW at 18.2T. Thus a margin of 700 Kg is there.
by sankum
08 Feb 2020 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 919
Views: 275839

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

. Rakesh wrote Did you take this picture or is this from a website? Reason I am asking is because I added this picture in the first page and need to give credit. Kindly advise. Thanks shobhits for the picture. Sorry I was in sleep, He is the first to put in on net .Others will now lap it up as it i...
by sankum
08 Feb 2020 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 29972

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Thanks shobhits. Felt as if I was at defexpo.
by sankum
06 Feb 2020 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5025
Views: 1007486

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Seems they are waiting for finances to get freed post purchase of Apache and Chinooks therefore delaying Indian helicopter programs for staggered purchase.
by sankum
06 Feb 2020 01:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5025
Views: 1007486

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

IN and CG have already ordered 32 Dhruv with 3 rotors folded back and one in front for operation from ship adding to 8 ALH in IN and 3 ALH in CG already in service.
Why reject the automatic rotor and tail folding version for a very expensive import.
by sankum
04 Feb 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 919
Views: 275839

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The fuselage centre weapon station is rated for 1800 kg payload.
Can anyone get the payload of other pylons from defexpo 2020.

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