Aero India 2009

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby k prasad » 20 Feb 2009 16:37

AmitR wrote: Brilliant just great. :D Thanks a ton.


Thanks... also check out my phtostream for pics of the LCA arrestor hook, and the AEW radar mockup and inside it also.

More tomorrow....

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby merlin » 20 Feb 2009 18:29

Aslesha is the 3D version of the Bharni (incidentally, both are named after auspicious Nakshatras of the Indian cosmos). They are looking at integrating either of these radars on to light and small naval platforms.... imagine if every Coast guard ship or small boat had a 100 kg radar on it!! However, to do that, they need to add more modes like sea search, etc, which is going on.


Incidently Ashlesha was monitoring the flying displays and I saw the track display (not real time but recorded from the previous day). Was explained the various tracks - three closely spaced ones were the tanker and two aircraft being refueled (or atleast connected to the refueling pod), aircraft in landing pattern at the nearby Devanahalli airport, aircraft taking off from there and from AFS Yellahanka, displaying aircraft etc. It has 10 stacked beams (IIRC) for height detection and the IFF antenna in on the rear face (whole assembly mounting the antennas rotates).

Incidentally that was the first time I saw actual tracks on a radar display.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Surya » 20 Feb 2009 19:19

perhaps rakall and k prasad could conduct a course for all our defence journalists????

Seriously - even the good ones could learn something from you.

I think we should collect all their post in one write up and post it permanently on BR.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Rupak » 20 Feb 2009 19:48

Great work guys...any photos of Ashlesha?

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby kit » 20 Feb 2009 19:50

Bharni i think means a large vessel .. so here a large potable i mean portable radar !

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Rahul M » 20 Feb 2009 20:11

the spelling is bharani if they haven't changed it and it is a nakshatra.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharani
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asalesha_Nakshatram

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby SaiK » 20 Feb 2009 22:15

k prasad wrote:
AmitR wrote: Brilliant just great. :D Thanks a ton.


Thanks... also check out my phtostream for pics of the LCA arrestor hook, and the AEW radar mockup and inside it also.

More tomorrow....


this one?

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Kartik » 20 Feb 2009 22:41

Singha wrote:with a podded "komar radar" and a single ASM , plus drop tanks on these
wing pylons, can the Mig27 be used as a cheap maritime strike supplement to
back up jaguars and sukhois?
kinda like a yindu mirage3-e-hyders?


the IAF already has a flight of MiG-27s from the No.2 Flaming Arrows squadron that were devoted (or have secondary duties) to maritime strike duties..there were some pictures of almost a dozen MiG-27s at INS Rajali with a Tu-142 in the background.

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no idea what AShM they could use though, and whether they use any podded radar or not..regarding those drop tanks on the wing pylons, they would need to be punched off during egress as the MiG-27 cannot operate its wings at higher sweep with those drop tanks on.

and a single squadron of MKIs maybe far more effective in the role, carrying Brahmos.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Rahul M » 20 Feb 2009 22:48

yep, I have posted that above but the sqdn has been disbanded.

but yes, a maritime oriented mki sqdn would be fantastic, preferably one stationed at A&N too.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby kedar.karmarkar » 20 Feb 2009 23:08

Sorry folks - am stuck with a crappy laptop, no mouse, and Windows - cannot edit my stuff the right way - but since there are some requests to get fotos online asap - here are some updates to my gallery - not the best ones - but under the circumstances -

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/Aer ... I09-Kedar/

- Kedar

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Re: Aero India 2009

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby HariC » 20 Feb 2009 23:25

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SONAFAGUN :eek: :eek: :eek:


One more!!!

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Rahul M » 20 Feb 2009 23:38

kedar, you have blown me away !

feel like a child in a candy shop !

these are undoubtedly the most gorgeous shots of the LCA till date !
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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby SriKumar » 20 Feb 2009 23:55

Second that. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, these prove it.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby rahuldevnath » 21 Feb 2009 00:01

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Awestruck! :eek: Superb angles. The Man, The Machine! Hats off to to you, brilliant pics. And I also see the justification of absurd price tag of the D3! I bet with a D3X, 100% crop, we could have seen the name tag of the Sukhoi pilot! :D
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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby ksmahesh » 21 Feb 2009 00:08

I am awestruck.............

LCA is one of the most B_E_A_utiful plane.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby ramana » 21 Feb 2009 00:18

No wonder AK Anthony was wonderstruck!

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Kartik » 21 Feb 2009 00:30

K Prasad, really appreciate all the hard work you've done and the superb information that you've been providing us at BR..

I had a question to ask regarding the LCA AESA radar- AW&ST in its latest issue claims that EADS has been approached to provide an AESA radar for the LCA Mk.2 based on the work being done for the Typhoon..from your reports, it seems that DRDO wants to do it on its own.

did you hear anything about EADS role in the development of an AESA for the LCA Mk.2 ? the first time that people spoke of an EADS sourced AESA was in Feb, 2008, but it didn't resurface for a while till AW&ST had an entire article with a picture of a AESA mockup.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby SaiK » 21 Feb 2009 01:14

what are those open flaps(?) adjacent to rudder (both sides)?

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Shameek » 21 Feb 2009 01:23

^^ Those are air brakes.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby SaiK » 21 Feb 2009 01:26

thanks... interesting that i missed it in the earlier pics.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Shameek » 21 Feb 2009 01:32

You can also see it on the gorgeous 'take off with afterburner' pic!! :D

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Arya Sumantra » 21 Feb 2009 01:40

about 16 or so images from Aero India 2009 posted on the link below. Scroll down to the bottom of the thread. The quality is not as great as the ones over here because they are taken with mobile phone camera but there are images of various stalls and the UAV too.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=236286&page=87

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Jagan » 21 Feb 2009 03:13

The Garuds and the Sukhoi Close up pics are fantastic. I can see the rank badges off the pilot in that picture.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Raman » 21 Feb 2009 03:43

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Behold me, chickenhawk!
Like an exploding star
Brimming with mad fury
With banshee scream
I claw
I leap skyward
Lo, chickenhawk, I come!

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby kobe » 21 Feb 2009 05:08

I truly 400% believe that the LCA is the most elegant plane in the world.
I sincerly also hope that it also becomes the most lethal plane in the history of the world with terrorists in the neighborhood dying by the millions!

That is all I want to see before going to Swarga.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby kedar.karmarkar » 21 Feb 2009 07:12

Thanks much folks, for the kind words - Glad you liked my pics. :D There are still some pics in the worx - will be posting them as and when they get done.

- Kedar

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Sanjay M » 21 Feb 2009 07:34

May I say, the LCA looks somewhat like a Mirage derivative.

How many does the Air Force plan to order?

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby shiv » 21 Feb 2009 08:24

Sanjay M wrote:May I say, the LCA looks somewhat like a Mirage derivative.

How many does the Air Force plan to order?


Fancy that! It never occurred to me that planes with triangular wings can look so similar! I think the Air force will get 60 LCAs totally. They already have 40 original Mirage/LCAs from Dassault, and 20 derivatives have been ordered.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby VishnuCK » 21 Feb 2009 08:32

Rahul M wrote:a present to BRFites from a guru who hasn't been seen here for a long time. :wink:

check these out.

http://www.showdailys.com/events/default.asp?id=13

comprehensive daily reports for all of u

http://www.showdailys.com/E-publisher/i ... 1_19_19_34
http://www.showdailys.com/E-publisher/i ... 2_10_07_08
http://www.showdailys.com/E-publisher/i ... 3_01_50_13


added later: thanks Jai, didn't know that.


Rahul,
I converted the above reports to Adobe pdf format files, but being a newbie to this forum do not know how & where to upload them so that everyone in this group could get it. You could send me an email to my BR inbox and i will follow the directions to upload em.

Thanks,

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Rahul M » 21 Feb 2009 08:36

thanks a lot vishnu !

you can easily upload them to the website http://ifile.it/ or alternatively mail them to my email ID which can be found in the signature of my profile.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby VishnuCK » 21 Feb 2009 09:26

Rahul M wrote:thanks a lot vishnu !

you can easily upload them to the website http://ifile.it/ or alternatively mail them to my email ID which can be found in the signature of my profile.


Rahul,
Just emailed the ifile.it links to your email account for 3 pdf files that I uploaded.Please let me know if you got them.
Thanks

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Cybaru » 21 Feb 2009 10:41

Wasn't Vishnu Som also do a report or two ? Whatever happened to that ?

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Cybaru » 21 Feb 2009 10:42

Rakall and K Prasad.. Thanks a ton guys.. You make not visiting Aero India possible/bearable :)...

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Dileep » 21 Feb 2009 11:17

- The Radar will also allow the Tejas to be terrain aware (i do not know what exactly this means, but it may be SAR mode. Additionally, note that others in the LCA project have talked about automatic terrain navigation for the Mk.2. I suspect that this is a means to that end).

Looks like the plan is to split the beam and point a small one downward and get the ground map. Not real SAR, but just ranging. That is good enough for the MC to fly the plane.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby disha » 21 Feb 2009 12:09

shiv wrote:
Sanjay M wrote:May I say, the LCA looks somewhat like a Mirage derivative.

How many does the Air Force plan to order?


Fancy that! It never occurred to me that planes with triangular wings can look so similar! I think the Air force will get 60 LCAs totally. They already have 40 original Mirage/LCAs from Dassault, and 20 derivatives have been ordered.


:rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Gaur » 21 Feb 2009 12:17


I really can't thank you enough. The most beautiful pictures of lca that I have seen. :) Su-30MKI in Indian colors looks amazing and garud photos were just AWESOME. :mrgreen:

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby disha » 21 Feb 2009 12:29

Take a close look at the photo below:

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/AeroIndia2009/AI09-Kedar/D032966-lca-land-chute.jpg.html

One or two year back a BR jingo was R&Dh [Rona Dhona, english for ranting] on how silly the ADA/HAL folks are for capping the drogue chute of LCA with a red cap which will pop out once the drogue chute is deployed. And then the ground crews will be searching for the red cap on the air strip and how dangerous that is and how it will effect the war preparedness etc ...

I had half a mind to state that we are thinking too low of ADA/HAL and treating them like village bumpkins. When it comes to latest in dance fashions, they *are* village bumpkins but here it is not the sophistry but the intellectual depth that counts. [End of my rant]. I figured that the red "cap" is there for two reasons:

1. The absence of red cap clearly indicates to the ground crew that the drogue chute needs to be kept in place
2. The red cap pulls out the rest of the drogue chute and *is attached to the drogue chute*

And the above picture confirms that. The red cap is attached to the drogue chute.

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby macharls » 21 Feb 2009 12:31

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/AeroIndia2009/AI09-Kedar/DSC_0933-su30mki-demo.jpg.html

Good to see SU-30 and BMTC bus in the same pic. both are highly maneuverable and superior in their own places
:rotfl:

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Re: Aero India 2009

Postby Rahul M » 21 Feb 2009 12:48

VishnuCK wrote:
Rahul M wrote:thanks a lot vishnu !

you can easily upload them to the website http://ifile.it/ or alternatively mail them to my email ID which can be found in the signature of my profile.


Rahul,
Just emailed the ifile.it links to your email account for 3 pdf files that I uploaded.Please let me know if you got them.
Thanks

ok guys here are the files :

These are *highly* recommended !!
http://ifile.it/5avn4ij
http://ifile.it/a3v5phx
http://ifile.it/hpea6xf

all credit to the unnamed guru and vishnu.


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