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by Zynda
07 Mar 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 625
Views: 77289

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Cannot be used for commercial ops unless it receives Type Certificate (TC) by FAA or EASA in US/EU (Even if an aircraft is certified by EASA, they still need to be certified by FAA...it is more or less matter of paperwork rather than demonstrate everything again to FAA & vice versa). If an airpl...
by Zynda
07 Mar 2018 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4499
Views: 764353

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Good work Sir.
by Zynda
07 Mar 2018 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 625
Views: 77289

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Amazing how combat fleet numbers of just USN exceeds the total aircraft fleet number of various first class countries. Still I would support acquisition of Rafales for IN (since IN is very persistent on twin engined requirements) because of commonality with airforce variants (would be slightly cheap...
by Zynda
07 Mar 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5098
Views: 972355

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

This is purely speculation and my suspicion without any proof. I think Agni-3 was structurally over engineered...probably a lot more than usual conservative approaches taken by India. Perhaps in Agni-5, with availability of better tools, the structural engineering in terms of conservatism was reduce...
by Zynda
05 Mar 2018 15:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4156
Views: 204787

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

panduranghari wrote:Zynda ji,

US aerospace stock has risen due to share buy backs.

What does it mean saar? Share buy backs?
by Zynda
03 Mar 2018 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 625
Views: 77289

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Beautiful video of H160 from Airbus Helicopters.

by Zynda
03 Mar 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2215
Views: 384531

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Jay, I think most of the pictures are of Ghatak (perhaps IITK is involved with that program as well). I am sure you are aware that Ghatak is an ADA product. I did a quick search and most articles from IITK show no pictures of Swift. Could be wrong...if you find any open source images, please post th...
by Zynda
03 Mar 2018 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2215
Views: 384531

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

They have a program called SWIFT going on. Shiv Aroor posted a scoop of it around a month ago I guess. No photos in open source. Could it be that...
by Zynda
02 Mar 2018 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4156
Views: 204787

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Folks, need some advise for a friend. He is planning on investing to Aerospace & Defence stocks in US Market. Apparently, the stocks of A&D companies rose rapidly the last year (2017) but since have plateaued off since Jan 2018. He wants to know what is the reason for rise in A&D stocks ...
by Zynda
02 Mar 2018 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 625
Views: 77289

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Short video of an interview with Boeing Exec Larry on Hornet Blk 3 Gkyz28qJc2w Looks good...but if IN is persistent about twin engine fighters for the carriers, I'd prefer they go with Rafale because of commonality with IAF, especially if IAF/MoD/MoF chooses another 36 or odd Rafales to add to its f...
by Zynda
02 Mar 2018 00:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1483
Views: 194770

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

I hope some of the above announcements are just to rabble rouse the public due to forthcoming elections especially nuclear powered cruise missile & nuke torpedoes; the idea is just crazy and IMHO irresponsible.
by Zynda
02 Mar 2018 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2649
Views: 262611

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

From the above article: The IAF is currently neither well networked, nor is it equipped with stand-off weapons compatible with F-35 operations. Networking IAF assets to an extent where they could fully leverage the F-35's ability to sniff out targets in highly contested airspace will take many years...
by Zynda
28 Feb 2018 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241167

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Army wages war against ‘overweight’ Arjun tank NEW DELHI: The state-of-the-art Arjun Main Battle Tank Mk II is facing a challenging task in trying to shed weight from 68.6 tonne to less than 65 tonne. “So far, by using lighter fitments and making adjustments we have been able to lose only about 1.5...
by Zynda
27 Feb 2018 19:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2921
Views: 357479

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Initial trails of the new Alsthom WAG12 12000 HP freight electric loco from Alsthom India's plant in Bihar. p5jxEPLhtDU I hope these locomotives contain toilet facilities for pilots. I think the newer diesel locomotives & WAP-7 (?) have them. I like the livery of these locos. I think the GE WDG4...
by Zynda
25 Feb 2018 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2215
Views: 384531

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Any idea if R2's flight today was operated manually or fully automatic? IIRC, R2/Tapas (perhaps R1 itself) was supposed to have fully automatic take-off & landing capabilities.
by Zynda
24 Feb 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389758

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Will we get access to the hot engine components of F414 engine? Probably not. Will GE India engineers get access to hot engine components tech from GE US? Although ITAR regulations could come in to play, GE US to GE India would be considered as an inter-company transfer of knowledge rather than tra...
by Zynda
24 Feb 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389758

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I meant further improvement on the F414-INS6 version. Of course GE can incorporate the changes/improvements to their main F414 product line as well.

I will also add that the chances of previous post happening is very less.
by Zynda
24 Feb 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389758

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

If we are taking the route of funding improvements to F414 product, GoI should mandate that further improvement should be done by engineers at GE BLR. If needed, let them ship a bunch or lots of key engineers from US to BLR/India for a months/years. Challenge will be lack of suitable wind tunnels/al...
by Zynda
24 Feb 2018 19:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2921
Views: 357479

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Here it is in its full glory...GE's WDG4G loco with our typical windows safety grill on Indian tracks :)

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by Zynda
24 Feb 2018 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2003
Views: 366752

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

I remember reading recently that Netra orders might be increased to 6 or so...But I can't help getting the feeling that IAF always wants the upcoming next version rather than induct the current version & improve it gradually. But I don't know what IAF knows...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5098
Views: 972355

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I don't know if this piece of news was posted here earlier...From DRDO News Letter dated Feb 2018 Akash Weapon System, already in service with the IAF, was refurbished with the IR seeker to the satisfaction of the user. We are now in process of exporting the system to the friendly countries. I don't...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 19:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2511
Views: 318735

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

very good production values and full govt support with some gear, just like usaf/usn supports hollywood psyops esp the carriers / B52 / f22 7sOD1Qc0O4M Chinese version of Blackhawk Down...8 against 150...mid-East or African village setting. Humvee like transports...English subtitles? Good for em'...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 625
Views: 77289

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Mr. Putin witnessing the first official flight of the modernized Tu-160M2 Swan.



The plane in all white blends itself super well against the gloomy clouded winter skies of Russia. At around 1:53, I spotted some one perhaps a little bit more beautiful than the Swan :)
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389758

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Just speculating...perhaps Sat guided SDB kinda ordinance which weighs less than 100 Kg. Being Sat (GPS/IRNISS) guided, I think the launch platform does not need any pods or on-board radar to guide the munitions. The on board GPS chip mounted on the bomb should be able to guide itself to the target....
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 70048

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Seems like JT's trip is to pander Canadian domestic audience rather than focusing on bilateral Indo-Canadian ties. Apparently, JT is scoring big with radical Sikh journalists as sticking with Khalistan cause in India and not bowing down to pressures. I think many Canadian citizens of Indian origin w...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 14:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 70048

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Gautam, you may want to edit the post to correct the URL. You have included "you" as part of the link and thus when clicked is not working.
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389758

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/966577105201856512 9 flight trials of weaponised RPA vehicle #Lakshya have been carried out successfully with 20 m circular error probable. @akananth #DRDO Same being said by Saurav Jha https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/966376257293291522 Alright, it seems that...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2215
Views: 384531

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

From Ananthakrishna Tweet: https://twitter.com/writetake/status/966576364596768768 #RustomII successfully completed 10 design validations flights from ATR. It is almost in the process of reaching highest altitude range as well as endurance. Work is also in progress to enhance the capacity of its eng...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 13:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 70048

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

The above still raises some uncomfortable questions. Why isn't there a mechanism in MEA to identify individuals such as Jaspal Atwal and deny him entry (or at least question Canadian PMO/Govt why such an individual is part of team visiting India) even if he is part of diplomatic entourage?
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389758

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

That article is about a year old...so some progress should have happened this past year. May be KaranM can provide an update on the EW items's status mentioned in the article.
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 13:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 543347

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

May be the above is the brainchild of our DefMin NM...to keep busy with Olympics while our Tejas will progress in to Mk.2 and start entering service.
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 11:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion
Replies: 805
Views: 70048

Re: India-Canada, Mexico and South America: News and Discussion

Is this convicted terrorist a wanted person in India? Why is that individual in Mumbai? How is his India visa/PIO card still active? Looks like that person shot a visiting Indian Sikh MP in Canada but never served time in Canada. So that makes him that person attacking an Indian diplomat and thus a ...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3246
Views: 531261

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

One of their indigenous IR missile is a copy of Israeli Python-3 I think. The later versions i.e. PL-10 may be an evolution of that. Early versions of PL-12 carried the same Russian AGAT active radar seeker that initially equipped our Astra BVR missile as well. Also note the comparable ranges (70 Km...
by Zynda
22 Feb 2018 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5453
Views: 509156

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

IMHO, the above was expected. With us aligning more & more with Western (US) interests/defence purchases and with Russia relying plus aligning with China, Russia has to prioritise TSP interests as well perhaps due to Chinese pressure mainly but also to signal to us that new Russia won't stand by...
by Zynda
20 Feb 2018 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4499
Views: 764353

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Sad to read that snippet from SJha about current status of jet dev in the country. So what GTRE is a failure lab? Few people I respect the most are aware of the fact that they have to "unlearn & relearn" many things constantly. Unlearning at a senior age can lead to an impression of be...
by Zynda
17 Feb 2018 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2649
Views: 262611

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

It seems like the Russians are not happy with IAF expressed desire/request to LM for a classified debriefing on F-35A.

Russia has strongly conveyed that in case India does not take a call shortly, it will go ahead with a different partner for the FGFA next generation fighter jet programme.

Link
by Zynda
16 Feb 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3703
Views: 497637

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL should try to seek EASA/FAR certification for commercial variant. I'd imagine which ever private enterprise is interested in teaming up with HAL to produce civilian version of Dhruv, would want to export these choppers outside of India. And without EASA/FAR certification, it would be difficult t...
by Zynda
10 Feb 2018 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3246
Views: 531261

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

One pic from Keypubs China thread...some TFTA J-20 p**n to scare yindoos here
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by Zynda
10 Feb 2018 22:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 729894

Re: Levant crisis - III

Some are claiming that it was S-300 that brought down Israeli F-16.

Also a video showing a T129 going down...video res is very poor.

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