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by member_20292
10 Nov 2014 22:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

indranilroy wrote:
By the way, I have a huge bone on why HAL has no respect for deadlines.



Because CEMILAC will not allow uncertified planes to fly.

Each minor part needs a lot of certification.

etc. etc.
by member_20292
10 Nov 2014 22:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Marten wrote:PS: we're paying twice as much to upgrade the M2Ks. And they're awesome birds, right?


The electronics and software costs are HYUGE these days.

Come to think of it, the airframes of even the Boeings from the 707s to the modern 777s, hasn't changed to as large an extent as the electronics.
by member_20292
10 Nov 2014 09:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sense?
Replies: 1266
Views: 66145

Re: Why is "Hindu Nationalism" spoken of in a pejorative sen

Why does it matter to us what people opine and characterize and denigrate about our feelings?

IB4TL.
by member_20292
09 Nov 2014 00:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

So how is the Navy's approach different from Air force approach if a product does not meet the requirement ? [in terms of Tejas and ALH] The Tejas meets the requirements. Viv S's or someone else's earlier post in the last two pages quotes the defence minister and parliaments proceedings to this eff...
by member_20292
09 Nov 2014 00:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Because the IAF does not realize what it takes to develop , ab initio, such things. They do not have the engineering and scientific talent at the highest, decision making levels - its all the fly boys doing everything. Its jocks vs. geeks all over again. When the geeks are gora, then one is able to...
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Actually if you ask me, IAF was not wrong there. This is what an air force should do for a fighter it is going to adopt. The same story for Jaguar (which was changed from a trainer to a strike aircraft). The same should have happened with LCA also. Alas, this is not is happening. From day 1 it has ...
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2777
Views: 417885

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The US's weapons SURROUND the Panda, in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

They shit bricks when they are faced with such weaponry. Its time to cage them from all sides now.
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

This is like saying, that I am a beginner to running and I don't want to prepare for the half marathon because I have my sights set on the full marathon. If I don't be successful in the first full marathon that I run, THEN I will prepare for the half marathon. red herring anyone? I''ll take the bai...
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 21:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Copy and paste projects will never equal the real thing. The Rafale is real Western technology. I guarantee you whatever copy-paste s-bird at Zuhai will not amount to a fifth of what the Rafale is. And the Russians can go royally screw themselves in their collective arses. The Rafale can't match th...
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Problem is when will these additional 100 mk1 be delivered? ......... Ordering mk1s now makes sense only if mk2 is going to be delayed This is like saying, that I am a beginner to running and I don't want to prepare for the half marathon because I have my sights set on the full marathon. If I don't...
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2777
Views: 417885

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

I don't find too many overtures made to India on the F 35. I think the US State department has sent out feelers, but the IAF has not been to hot on it. The F 35 totally changes their fighting philosophy to something closer to a videogame. They prefer more seat of the pants flying. I'm supporting the...
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 10:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

GeorgeWelch wrote:SH can work in STOBAR configuration

Rafale probably could too, but that hasn't been confirmed and the naval variant isn't what you're getting and the naval variant is single-seater only



I'm ready to order some SH18s to make GeorgeWelch happy.

GW, how much for a dozen?
by member_20292
08 Nov 2014 09:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

[ The AMCA obviously is an Indian effort. Cannot kill that (but strange things happen in India). " We'll order 40 of those , and wait for AMCA Mk2. By the time the Mk2 is ready, everyone is using drones, so we are not that hot on AMCA Mk2 anymore. Useless buggers, the HAL/DRDO/ADA/ Indian RnD ...
by member_20292
06 Nov 2014 19:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^^^

I want the IAF some of those as well. Do they ?

The Rafale deal is also hiding some ideas similar to what is described above.
by member_20292
06 Nov 2014 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3800
Views: 441888

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

the superjet-100 is in doldrums with no big airline interested. all this 'co production' is code word for they need funds to make it viable but will not share any worthwhile tech. even the PAKFA 'co dev' is in doldrums with zero indian input to R&D phase and our workshare reduced to 13% from 50...
by member_20292
06 Nov 2014 10:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Is IAF's lack of faith in HAL/ADA totally stupid and unjustified? No it is not. But, if your child is unable to live up to your expectations, will you kick him out of your house, since he cannot do as well as the neighbours son? The strength of the effort is the measure of the result. The IAF makes...
by member_20292
05 Nov 2014 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

One should take a look at the Dassault Etendards ...starting from the 50s and 60s, they evolved from version 1 through 6 and then the super etendards ; some of which are still in service. You can LITERALLY see the OBVIOUS design evolution from the Etendards to the Mirage early versions, to the Mirag...
by member_20292
05 Nov 2014 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Good post indranil.

I suggest the GoI open up the LCA for export to friendly nations since the IAF does not seem to want it too much. Vietnam would love a few of these.
by member_20292
05 Nov 2014 09:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Should the IAF help the mil.Ind complex of India ramp up and develop capabilities by putting demands and standards on them ...? or do they get to say that the supply chain sucks so we will not buy much from them. because the supply chain will only be setup for orders and payment. no company will ram...
by member_20292
04 Nov 2014 20:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4026
Views: 287024

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

At the risk of reaping the wrath of fellow Rakshaks, I am posting this. I hope the news of DRDO taking the burden of developing an AIP with Phosphric acid fuel cells (PAFC) for scorpene is not true. Because it is impractical to develop AIP for submarines (war fighting) based on PAFC. PAFC is not su...
by member_20292
04 Nov 2014 10:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

exactly. why only 40 mk1s. use them as trainers....the ones that dont cut it. But there has to be at least a commitment of 100 machines now.
by member_20292
03 Nov 2014 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 121136

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

to me it looks like a fake photo
by member_20292
03 Nov 2014 23:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 486971

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Singha wrote:52ltr is massive for such a small vehicle. even most sedans max out around 40.
sounds like the rafale of cars - smaller but with those 3 drop tanks and 2 cft can reach beijing from chennai.

:D :)

that was a cool similie singhaji.

kudos
by member_20292
03 Nov 2014 23:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

What if $20bn were not available for this purchase? Would the IAF continue this posture? PS: I do know the monetary aspects are MoD and apparently the IAF is a professional force that doesn't care about this aspect. Therefore the LCA is doomed to being unacceptable unless a larger number of Rafale ...
by member_20292
03 Nov 2014 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

our mil ind complex is highly risk averse which is why we have not lost too many LCAs and Bolar SLVs in development. Risk averse means extra checks. Each check and certification takes time which makes the HAL production line susceptible to delays. This month had a few aerospace accidents in the US. ...
by member_20292
03 Nov 2014 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

CM, respectfully, that is a very poor argument. The LCA is ready. It can be ordered in numbers and will be available before the foreign aircraft. The only question is are we ready to believe in ourselves? From the IAF's point of view, it seems not. Er, Vivekji... that's an interesting comment - if ...
by member_20292
02 Nov 2014 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

...Why couldn't India further develop the rafale if they are capable of. ____________________________________ On Brazil + Grippen. If India cannot leverage on ToT ... Precisely my point. My 20 billion US is better spent on building up my electronics infrastructure , from the ground up. Everything e...
by member_20292
02 Nov 2014 21:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

1. because Reliance does not have the engineering genes to learn anything of this sort anytime soon. 2. Tata, might have better temperament and attitude towards engineering. 3. HAL is an excellent organization. Look, one reason why Rafale is so expensive is that Dassault is itself inefficient. Engin...
by member_20292
02 Nov 2014 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

most of the 2o bn usd is going to be spend on electronics infrastructure which we desperately need anyways.
by member_20292
02 Nov 2014 19:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

There are no domestic examples within India to compare the price of the Rafale. The LCA is not remotely in the same class. Once you invest 2o billion USD in making LCAs of various tranches ...it will be as good or better than the Rafale. With the 2o bn USD investment ...you will create a very good ...
by member_20292
02 Nov 2014 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Eklavya 1. There's nice to have and there's must have. 2. The IAF must have the numbers of aircraft. They have been cleaning the clocks of the USAF with the mig 21 and i'd reckon they'd do a good job with the LCA mk1 as well. 3. the original mmrca was the m2k. 4. The LCA Mk1 has reached a m2k level ...
by member_20292
02 Nov 2014 15:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 279180

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Yes, the IAF is a very professional force. Those with gripes are normally just sore at being excluded after professional deliberations. The AF is professional but can't see the overall picture of economies of scale and logistics, RnD and ToT. They don't have the perspective of how tough it is to ma...
by member_20292
31 Oct 2014 22:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Also, they operate huge number of different types in their inventory. At one time in the 90s, they had more types of aircraft than the US Air Force. All this sustained with imported spares in a 3rd World economy (let's be honest). So, when ACM Raha and Subramanian Saab say we dont have a plan B, an...
by member_20292
30 Oct 2014 23:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

See, its also that the 20 bn$ a lot of it will be spent on HAL to manufacture the Rafales. A lot of the money will be licence fee to Dassault. But, why do the trouble of all this? Those capabilities will be short lived, the ones we ToT. Better fundamentally build ourselves up. According to the lates...
by member_20292
30 Oct 2014 21:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 3133
Views: 410215

Re: Indian Roads Thread

one dark rainy night, we were in a taxi from kochi airport to kumarakom. there are two parallel NHs passing on the western side of the lake I think. I thought they were both town level interior roads until I checked the map later! Should see NH 8, the seemingly awesome artery that links Delhi and B...
by member_20292
30 Oct 2014 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 270989

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

It's too expensive, the French aircraft. I would much rather spend the money building up research facilities for GaN and GaAs chips and fabs inside India, ultimately making the radar, than buying them outright. Can we start a campaign, online, or otherwise, on social media, that encourages the 20 bi...
by member_20292
30 Oct 2014 21:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 20093

Re: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion

In 2011, then DRDO chief V K Saraswat had approached Saab to collaborate in developing the Tejas Mark II. In 2012, the DRDO and Saab held detailed discussions. In January 2013, Saab was issued a Request for Proposal, which the DRDO examined and discussed. Yet, nothing came of it. The DRDO's interes...
by member_20292
30 Oct 2014 17:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 486971

Re: Indian Autos Thread

I have driven the Mustang and Camaro Z28 (not the current generation, the previous one) before many times plus my BIL has a fully loaded Charger. Even though I like them, they don't appeal to me as much in terms of owning them. It might have to do with a mental block against Khan quality of cars an...
by member_20292
30 Oct 2014 08:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 378126

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The rise of ISIS An American view point from PBS. But Tom Friedman has another half baked article today comparing ISIS to Vietnam! What do we do with these Americans :(( Sahi toh bol raha hai. North Vietnam was more pure than South Vietnam. ISIS - sunnis are more pure than the Sunnis who have made ...
by member_20292
30 Oct 2014 08:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3776
Views: 486971

Re: Indian Autos Thread

we got a price of 1.5 for our 10yr old santro xing at with 68,000km. no cosmetic or functional defects but the engine/trans has not been delivering smooth power lately. sometimes runs well, sometimes struggles esp on uphills and engine knocking. hyundai workshop unable to fix the issue even after a...

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