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by sankum
14 Jan 2011 05:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 814874

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Around October 2010 the reported figure of Su30 from HAL was 80 nos and direct from was Russia 50 nos i.e 130 nos. 2 have crashed therefore net 128nos. This was a newspaper report on HAL.
by sankum
19 Oct 2010 14:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 563971

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

If we really require F35 instead of MRCA we can go in for faster induction of FFGA.

By 2040 a hi lo mix of 500 5th gen(250 FFGA+250 AMCA) and 530 4th gen (270 Su30mki +126 MRCA +134 LCA mk1&mk2) will be sufficient.
by sankum
16 Oct 2010 11:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 563971

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

http://idrw.org/?p=882 Tejas Mk-2 will also see structural changes in the aircraft which will be noticeable in wider wing span to carry extra weapons load along with extra fuel, aircraft will also have large air intakes to let the high thrust engine generate additional power for the aircraft, engin...
by sankum
15 Oct 2010 23:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 563971

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Wildberg wrote: Just one thing. 3000 liters of fuel is not 3 tonnes, it is 2,4 tonnes. Edit: I thought the Mk2 was going to be redesigned to house more internal fuel? But this is the wrong thread I guess... Edit 2: Here http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5058&start=2920 th...
by sankum
15 Oct 2010 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 563971

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

willy wrote: Wasnt the LCA supposed to have a capacity of 4.8 tons???????????????? LCA was designed as 5.5T empty + 3T + 4T payload=12.5T MTOW later it was upped to 5.7T empty + 3T + 4.8T payload=13.5T MTOW where 3T is for internal fuel and other mis. for clean configuration wt. Present LCA MK1 is ...
by sankum
10 Oct 2010 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 692281

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

The successor to SV 2000 is XV 2004.
by sankum
09 Oct 2010 03:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 692281

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

The IN has decided to go for 10T ASW helos and rejected 5.5T ALH due to range and payload limitations. Testing of ALH ASW version will give useful experiance in quickly converting 13T IMRH to ASW version and will limit the 44 options to a lesser number if say IMRH is on by 2017. Reports indicated th...
by sankum
06 Oct 2010 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 901384

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

RFI has been issued for 56 twin engine LUH of weight class lower than ALH for replacing chetaks. So there is no question of 47 ALH to replace chetaks. ALH no. will remain capped at 8 nos. for utility purpose. Present Ka-28 and Sea king fleet will retire by early 20's. IN will use 10T class helos for...
by sankum
29 Sep 2010 16:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 692281

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

EXCLUSIVE: The Proposed Indian Multirole Helicopter (IMRH) Detailed

MLH was to be on by 2015 but got delayed and now it is named IMRH.
by sankum
19 Sep 2010 00:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 950003

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Reports give IAF requirement as 40 mk1+ 86 mk2=126 nos. While Indian Navy requirement as 56 nos. May be including or with additional 16 trainers, not sure about it. Reports have given a production rate of 20 LCAs/year. I think production is unlikely to be more than 24/year with two production line o...
by sankum
16 Sep 2010 05:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 692281

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

By 2020 delivery of HAL 13T class MLH would have begun if all goes well according to plan.

The projected requirement is 390 nos. for IAF/ IN.
by sankum
15 Sep 2010 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 692281

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Present mi17s strength may be around 80nos.(6sq) 40 nos were delivered around 2000 while 40 nos remaining from around 46 nos ordered in 1988 which will be due for retirement by 2018 (service life 30 years). As far as 56 nos.naval LUH, it will be double engined of 3T class for which RFI is out. While...
by sankum
15 Sep 2010 14:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 692281

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

vishnu.nv wrote Just trying to summarize the new choppers being procured for the services. Gurus correct if i am wrong. 139 - MI-17's 159 -ALH's 25 - Attack choppers 25 - Heavy Lift 180 - Light helicopters 175 - LCH NAvy choppers -- ?? LOH -- ?? Indian army by early 20's will have ALH - 40 present ...
by sankum
14 Aug 2010 00:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Independence Day Wishes !!!
Replies: 99
Views: 9783

Re: Independence Day Wishes !!!

Happy Independence Day to all.
by sankum
11 Mar 2010 04:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1061229

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Nihat wrote Not to criticize the programe without any basis but the future does not look good for N-LCA and more so if the contract for additional 29 Mig-29k's are inked on Putins visit to Delhi, because that will cover the needs of IAC which is u/c and Gorki aircraft complement is already covered....
by sankum
29 Jan 2010 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 751507

Re: LCA news and discussion

Information on DFCC of LCA India gets naval weapon system to destroy enemy targets A state-of-the-art facility, dedicated to manufacture of Digital Flight Control Computer (DFCC) for the Light Combat Aircraft (Tejas) at BEL’s Bangalore Complex will also come up. DFCC is a multiple redundant (improvi...
by sankum
23 Jan 2010 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 871021

Re: Indian Military Aviation

HAL to flight test LCH prototype next month
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, he said the first flight test was likely to take place on February two, when Defence Minister A K Antony visits the city.
by sankum
29 Dec 2009 14:18
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 20211

Re: RIP B Harry

My Salute for Harry.

"Its better to burn brightly for few seconds than to smoulder for a decade."

Radiance of your brilliant work will last forever and will always keep your memory alive.
by sankum
07 Dec 2009 11:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 551592

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

nachiket wrote: Rahul M wrote: HAL -140 Russia - 50+40+50 = 140 Are those last 50 confirmed?? We just had a couple of media reports IIRC. There hasn't been any confirmation from the MoD has there? From Russia 50+40=90 are confirmed. While HAL will make 140 till 2015 @16/year at peak rate. This take...
by sankum
04 Sep 2009 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1061229

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

MOD 2008-09 Annual Report download
http://mod.nic.in/reports/AR-eng-2009.pdf
by sankum
25 Dec 2008 14:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 814874

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

The present Su30 strength of IAF can be anywhere from 80 to 100 nos. Various newspaper reports says it to be at 4 sq. According to HAL production plan 34nos Su30 were to be produced by FY2007-08. This combined with 50nos direct from Russia will make it 84nos. But of this 18nos K version were withdra...
by sankum
01 Feb 2006 18:17
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 90550

by sankum
18 Dec 2005 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 287
Views: 79374

Retry, I successfully downloaded the autocar alh article

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