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by sankum
16 Aug 2020 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

From the brochure Rudra maximum external payload capacity is 900kg.

Each weapon station can be expected to be rated at 225 kg capacity.

LCH external payload will definitely be higher.
by sankum
16 Aug 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

If it carries 1500 kg external payload maybe it's maneuverability is severely restricted.
by sankum
16 Aug 2020 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

There is image of LCH with external fuel tanks on inner wing stations which I estimated to be be 500 litres so that its weight is roughly 450 kg.
JayS estimated it to be in 400 litre plus range. While Indranil was estimating it to be lower as he was putting the inner wing payload capacity at 250kg.
by sankum
16 Aug 2020 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

The link is working in my mobile. You will download the brochure. Search in google if you are on your computer.
by sankum
16 Aug 2020 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

My estimate is the inner wing station payload capacity is 500kg and outer wing station payload capacity is 250 kg.
Indranil said he will ask a friend about it. It should not be a restricted data.
by sankum
16 Aug 2020 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

This is based on my understanding. According to news reports the empty weight of LCH is 2800kg. MTOW is 5800kg and maximum external payload is 1500kg. 2800kg empty weight+ 1100kg fuel+ 200 kg cannon ammo and other + 200kg 2* pilot+ 1500 kg external payload= 5800kg. From the above brochure the MTOW o...
by sankum
16 Aug 2020 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

https://www.defexpo.gov.in/assets/dpsu/ ... oucher.pdf

The configuration I am talking about is there in official brochure of LCH from defexpo website.

Rakesh,kindly put the official LCH brochure link in the first post. Images can be taken from the brochure
by sankum
16 Aug 2020 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

They will also have to get the 2 missile launcher as i doubt LCH can carry a 4 missile launcher LCH can carry 4 missile launcher on inner wing station but in this configuration it will carry ATAM on outer wing station. External payload weight = 4*170+ 2*55=790 kg. 170 kg is weight of twin druvastra...
by sankum
12 Aug 2020 13:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Rakesh the projected requirement by TP Unni in the video for
Indian Army 97 nos
IAF 65 nos
Total 162 nos.

Kindly add this info to the initial post.
by sankum
10 Aug 2020 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 132
Views: 27393

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Rakesh, A correction The maximum external payload is 1500kg.
Normal weapons payload is 700kg.
by sankum
09 Aug 2020 10:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

Then production of Tejas mk1a will be 16/year.
by sankum
08 Aug 2020 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

I was myself disappointed when news reports came in that 73mk1a will be produced over a period of 6 year.
by sankum
08 Aug 2020 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

That's IAF right to plan future.

IAF will be buying 36 Tejas / year in both mk1/2 post 2026.

Last 36 Tejas mk1a can be equipped with Uttam AESA radar if it is qualified for Tejas mk2.
by sankum
08 Aug 2020 08:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

It seems IAF wants Tejas mk1 only @12/year and keep capital budget spare for 12 Su30, 21 Mig 29 and 36 more Rafales likely order and Tejas mk2 which will start by 2026 @24/ year.

While HAL is saying they can produce 20 Tejas mk1 / year by outsourcing.
by sankum
08 Aug 2020 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

83 order is divided into 10 trainer and 73 mk1a. HAL chief is on record saying that present planned rate is 12/year. 14 mk1 FOC+ 18 mk1 Trainers should be produced by FY 2022-23 @ 1/ month. Rest. 73mk1a should be produced @ 16/ year in 4.6 years by FY 2027-28. If the production is only @12/ year the...
by sankum
08 Aug 2020 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

2"R73(210kg)+2*CCM launcher(80kg)=290 kg

Each CCM launcher weight for NATO standard is 40 kg as it carries cooling bottle for IR seeker.
by sankum
07 Aug 2020 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

The outer wing pylon is rated for 150kg.
2*ASRAAM+ 2*CCM launchers + multirack pyloon should be rated for 300kg.
by sankum
30 Jul 2020 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2983
Views: 734312

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If IN wants 36 F18 with options of 21 more for IAC 2 costing another $6b. IN better buy 36 F35B to operate from planned 4 LHD which can be modefied to carry 12 F35B each. You will have the risk distributed over 3 ships which will be always available with 1 in dock undergoing maintainance. The cost o...
by sankum
17 Jul 2020 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

Tejas 16 mk1 IOC+ 16 mk1 FOC + 18 mk1 FOC trainers+ 83 mk1a = 133 nos will form 7 operational squadrons. @19 fighter/ sq. All 83 mk1a should be single seater. 2023-24 to 2026-27 mk1a over 4 years @ 20/year. I think 83 Mk1A is actually 73 Mk1A + 10 FOC Trainers... In the original 40 Mk1 orders, ther...
by sankum
16 Jul 2020 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

7 sq tallies with IAF initial requirement of max 7 Tejas mk 1 sq. 14 trainers + 4 attrition reserve.
Each sq will have 16 to 17 single seater + 2 to 3 trainers for total of 19 fighters.
83 mk1a will form 5 sq with 16 single seater each + 2 mk1 FOC trainers.
by sankum
16 Jul 2020 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

Tejas 16 mk1 IOC+ 16 mk1 FOC + 18 mk1 FOC trainers+ 83 mk1a = 133 nos will form 7 operational squadrons. @19 fighter/ sq. All 83 mk1a should be single seater.
2023-24 to 2026-27 mk1a over 4 years @ 20/year.
by sankum
14 Jul 2020 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 767
Views: 158816

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

35 year old ncc booklet.
136*4+44 ghatak =588 soldiers
Plus mmg section+ medium motor section and other support troops .Total more than 900 men. Just recollecting memory.
by sankum
13 Jul 2020 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 767
Views: 158816

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

No, it was just a ballpark figure to see that 600 state of art personnel weapons have been bought for frontline infantry per battalion. Rest would most probably will be AK203.
by sankum
13 Jul 2020 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 449
Views: 111077

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I think Tejas mk2 will be designed to accept 110 kn engine in mid life upgrade or as engine is available.
Same for TEDBF.
by sankum
12 Jul 2020 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 767
Views: 158816

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

For 400 Battalions it will come to 360 sig rifles per Battalion or 90 rifles per company.
Rest weapons will be 11 Negev LMG and 35 Caracal Carbines per company of 136 men. The full infantry will be equipped with state of art weapons.
by sankum
11 Jul 2020 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4896
Views: 1185324

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

IA reduced the LCH by 17 nos and increased Rudras by 18 nos.
by sankum
11 Jul 2020 15:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4896
Views: 1185324

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

According to TP Unni IA wants 97 LCH and IAF 65 LCH for a total of 162 nos.
IA has 78 Rudras and IAF has 16 Rudras.
Each Helicopter unit has 10-11 Helicopter.
by sankum
10 Jul 2020 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1125
Views: 309191

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Length of barrel = calibre x 155mm
by sankum
05 Jul 2020 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3221
Views: 929289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

News reports that old jaguars will start retiring 2023 and upgraded lot will serve till 2038. HVT in his tweet has already said old 2 sq are to be retired and their engines were never meant to be replaced by new engines. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/no-new-engines-for-jaguars-phase-out-sta...
by sankum
04 Jul 2020 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4896
Views: 1185324

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

Mig 21 bison will all be retired by 2025. (0sq)
Jaguar 56 Darin 3 IS + 14 Darin 2 Trainers=70(4sq)
Tejas mk1/a = 80 (4sq)
Total 31 sq
by sankum
01 Jul 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1458
Views: 276013

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Such series of paid news/propaganda are by, who are fearful of losing lucrative $3b because it is on verge of getting busted by naval ALH.
Best ignored. All are repeating same Lahori logic.
by sankum
30 Jun 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2222
Views: 328203

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

There is only one MRCA Rafale which will be bought in the lots of 44+36+34=114.
Rest is just FUD.
by sankum
28 Jun 2020 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 957791

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

For India each soldier life is precious. We will wait out even if it take years just like 1987.
by sankum
25 Jun 2020 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

The inlet of Tejas mk1 is designed for 90 KN . For 98 kn of GE414 you would have to enlarge the inlet along with other modifications due to change in engine which would have delayed the project.
by sankum
25 Jun 2020 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3553
Views: 1044670

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

GE404IN20 is improved version with 53.9 kN dry thrust and 89.8 kN wet thrust which is just 8% less thrust than GE414. The switch would have further delayed the project.
by sankum
23 Jun 2020 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5063
Views: 1016946

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Thata a mistake/ limitation on part of HAL as said by Indranil. Now what is the way forward?
by sankum
23 Jun 2020 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5063
Views: 1016946

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

SP model requiring $3b is not economical which the article is advocating. Better develop NUH version of Dhruv and NIMRH.
by sankum
21 Jun 2020 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5063
Views: 1016946

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Instead of NUH , LUH based RUAV armed with Torpedoes/Depth charges and sounboys can be used in combination with full fledged ASW Helos.

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