tsarkar wrote:Also Rakesh, help me understand why do you keep posting very inane and uninformed twitter posts of KSingh_1469 on this forum? KSingh_1469's posts are very uninformed and lacking/overlooking/obfuscating facts. I do plan to respond to them when I have more time.
What KSingh did was ask a question (Second Tweet). Also posted above.
Rakesh, my comment was related to KSingh's second question her and your filling up the Naval Aviation thread with KSingh's twitter post while ignoring Captain H P S Sodhi's twitter post of two Ka-28's on the deck on INS Ranvir highlighting the need for compact dimensions and KPS's blog posts. This is selective bias shown towards an uninformed person vis-a-vis people with actual technical knowledge and experience.
The first tweet is from Group Captain HV Thakur (Retd) who states that there are very few aircraft in Asia with the quality of HMDS that LCA Tejas possesses. His words NOT
KSingh's. Please read above.
Group Captain HV Thakur (retd) responded to that question (Third Tweet). Again, also posted above.
If you want to refute what Group Captain HV Thakur (Retd) has claimed above, please go ahead
Yes, HVT's first comment was incorrect given both initial upgraded Mirage 2000 and retired Sea Harrier had the same HMDS as Tejas. And HMDS is off the shelf purchased Elbit DASH and not something developed in the LCA Tejas program. He did correct himself in his following post.
What is ironic is that many here a decade ago said IAF unobtanium requirement of HMDS integration added to development timeframe of LCA and today are praising the same capability. A capability that exists in every IAF aircraft including the oldest Bison.
Infact Tejas capability of Israeli DASH Helmet mated to Russian R-73E missile came from IAF Mirage 2000 upgrade. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/iafs-fr ... ad-2067318
It is actually an example of an earlier IAF program being reused by the LCA Tejas program. It actually shortened the development cycle of CCMs mated to HMDS. Elta 2032 and Derby integration experience came from Sea Harrier upgrade.
And IAF has to suffer criticism here of "not helping" Tejas program.