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by sankum
17 May 2020 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 1348
Views: 247715

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: 1348
Views: 247715

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: 4724
Views: 1104810

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: 4724
Views: 1104810

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: 4724
Views: 1104810

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: 2617
Views: 369223

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: 2617
Views: 369223

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 2617
Views: 369223

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 1590
Views: 261973

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: 4724
Views: 1104810

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: 4724
Views: 1104810

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 2855
Views: 812234

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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 ...
by sankum
18 Apr 2020 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 6933
Views: 687707

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: 6933
Views: 687707

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 3062
Views: 879843

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: 4724
Views: 1104810

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.

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