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    #21
    Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
    Touchy? Man, you need a proper education, everybody else would have excused himself instead. And I don't rant. Keep this in mind. I am focused on truth. Thank you.
    Errrrrr.... Wasn't somebody trying to do you a favour?
    Sum ergo cogito

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      #22
      Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
      Touchy? Man, you need a proper education, everybody else would have excused himself instead. And I don't rant. Keep this in mind. I am focused on truth. Thank you.
      Excuse for what?

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        #23
        Originally posted by BlackArcher View Post
        HAL released this image of the IMRH (Indian Multi-Role Helicopter) model

        Hopefully, this will have a proper aft ramp instead of the limited military utility clam shells like on the Dhruv.
        I wonder if HAL will partner with anyone to develop this. Most of the potential major partners already have offerings in this class, so they wont see any benefit to compete with their own designs.
        But what a fool believes, he sees
        No wise man has the power to reason away

        -The Doobie Brothers

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          #24
          Originally posted by Spitfire9 View Post
          Errrrrr.... Wasn't somebody trying to do you a favour?
          you're insane. Get back to 1st grade school, you might find a public for such performance around your favorite sand pit.

          Again DRAL (Dassault Reliance etc...) does not take a double A but still the pronunciation sounds like Graal which has a muted second A: GRAAL = GRAL ==GRAAAAAAAL. Hence the joke.

          What a bunch a bully...

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            #25
            Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
            you're insane. Get back to 1st grade school, you might find a public for such performance around your favorite sand pit.
            Think you might be a little confused about things here. You don't normally mete out gratuitous insults. Infantile ones, too. J'ai un conseil pour vous: soyez un peu plus sage. Laissez tomber les injures inutiles.
            Last edited by Spitfire9; 11th February 2017, 08:37.
            Sum ergo cogito

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              #26
              http://www.businessinsider.com/r-exc...IR=T&r=US&IR=T

              The Indian government is expected to decide this year on which company will build a single-engine fighter plane, in collaboration with a local partner. A defense official said the process was at a very early stage.
              If, as described, 'the process was at a very early stage", I don't see any real likelihood of a decision this year.
              Sum ergo cogito

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                #27
                Originally posted by Spitfire9 View Post
                Think you might be a little confused about things here. You don't normally mete out gratuitous insults. Infantile ones, too. J'ai un conseil pour vous: soyez un peu plus sage. Laissez tomber les injures inutiles.
                that's the heart of the problem: you self sufficiency to think that giving advice is not pejorative by itself in the context. Think about it one second, will you: who are you?

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                  #28
                  It is 2017 and unless I have missed something there does not seem to be much progress on FGFA. According to a recent piece in Hindustan Times, now India is to set up a panel headed by a senior officer which would like at the benefits of FGFA amongst other things. Is it just me or does FGFA appear to be following MMRCA route? Could this be an indication of things to come, e.g. we might see F-35 in IAF service?
                  Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. Demosthenes

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                    #29
                    while the USA would certainly love it, India much less... as the US would have the ability to block their fighters if they want to do so (as with any other US fighter btw), and you can forget about "made in India" sticker on it

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                      #30
                      Aero India 2017 pics

                      DRDO Tapas-201 MALE UAV at the Aero India 2017 venue at Yelahanka AFS


                      Army AC's ALH mk-IV WSI Rudra at the Aero India 2017 venue at Yelahanka AFS

                      Credits - Angad Singh

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                        #31


                        Seen for the first time, an IAF Mirage-2000TI with a Popeye (reportedly Popeye II aka Crystal Haze) stand-off precision guided bunker busting munition.

                        It is also armed with MICA IR with a live seeker and a dummy booster on the portside outerwing station and another one with an inert seeker and active booster at the front portside fuselage station along with a LITENING 3 LDP on the front starboard side station and 2 RP-522 1300l supersonic drop tanks.

                        Credits - Angad Singh

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                          #32
                          HAL IMRH mockup



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                            #33
                            Tejas LSP1 with Derby BVRAAM



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                              #34
                              LCH inching closer to IOC- first LSP LCH by 2018

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                              “The IOC is expected any time now and the first limited series production (LSP) copter should be coming out by 2018.” says Dr Kumar. He said the production drawings for LSP have been finalised.

                              Better speed and handling qualities now On the design changes undergone on variants so far, Dr Kumar said that the armament boom on the prototypes has been made more aerodynamic in shape to improve the speed and handling qualities of the helicopter.“We have also worked on the vibration levels. The door design has been optimised with lot of visual cues now,” says Dr Kumar.

                              He further said that the LCH has successfully demonstrated its rocket firing capabilities during IAF exercise Iron Fist in March 2016 at Jaisalmer and ground firing of Turret gun was completed in December 2016. “LCH is the first attack helicopter which landed at an altitude of 4.5 km in the Himalayas with considerable load of weapons and fuel,” says Dr Kumar.

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                                #35
                                Tejas to be flown by IAF Air Chief BS Dhanoa on first day of Aero India 2017

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                                To prove the Tejas' stature, the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa will fly the plane tomorrow. The Tejas was also part of the Republic Day fly-past this year, the first time the government cleared the flight of a single-engine fighter over Delhi's major Rajpath avenue in decades.

                                Test pilots at the National Flight Test Centre, which is working on increasing the operational capabilities expanding the flight envelope of the Tejas, have told NDTV that it is as easy to fly as the Mirage 2000, one of the frontline jets in service with the air force. Equipped with an Israeli air-to-air radar, the Tejas is now in the process of testing its ability to be refuelled mid-air, in the process doubling its operational range.

                                In December, the navy rejected the naval variant of the Tejas as being too heavy. That prompted the navy to issue a request last month for information on 57 foreign planes for its aircraft carriers. But NDTV has learnt that the navy is open to considering an updated version with a new engine that would make the Tejas capable of carrying a reasonable load of missiles and other weaponry while deployed on aircraft carriers.
                                Clearly, the N-LCA Mk2 is still on, as the ADA Chief had confirmed in the past as well.
                                Last edited by BlackArcher; 13th February 2017, 20:16.

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                                  #36
                                  IAF has 2 pronged plan for force accretion, reveals Air Chief

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                                    #37
                                    India's new AEW&C EMB-145I 'Netra' being aggressively marketed for export- in-country trials in Indonesia soon

                                    Indonesia could be the first foreign customer for the DRDO-Embraer AEW&C system, designated Netra, within the next year, if interest from Jakarta is anything to go by.

                                    Livefist learns Indonesia, which first expressed interest in the system, has escalated its interest to a request for a systems demonstration, possibly in that country. The project has achieved initial operational clearance, with the first of two jets set to be handed over to its customer, the Indian Air Force, at the Aero India show — a terrific splash of an idea.

                                    India’s DRDO has been ordered to aggressively and proactively pitch the new DRDO-Embraer AEW&C jet platform to foreign customers at Aero India 2017. With 52 countries at the show, the project team will hopefully have its hands full. Livefist can confirm the DRDO has received foreign interest (beyond preliminary enquiries) from Brazil itself, Israel and South Africa. “We have also received interest on just the sensor package developed by us for the platform, for fitment on other designated airborne platforms of countries in the interests of commonality or other compelling factors,” a member of the project told Livefist.

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                                      #38
                                      A multi billion-dollar Indian programme to co-develop a stealth fighter with Russia faces an uncertain fate with the government deciding to set up a committee to examine what the country gains from the project.

                                      A top government source said the panel, to be headed by a three-star officer, would look into different aspects of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) project and the technology it brings into the country to meet the air force’s future requirements.

                                      The two countries have been discussing the project for several years but are yet to sign a $4-billion research and development (R&D) contract for the FGFA. India has already spent Rs 1,500 crore on the preliminary design stage (PDS) of the FGFA project. The PDS was completed in June 2013 on the basis of a contract inked with Russia in December 2010.
                                      http://www.defense-aerospace.com/art...a-fighter.html

                                      6+ years after signing no tangible progress made? Sorry but the word 'fiasco' comes to my mind.
                                      Sum ergo cogito

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                                        #39
                                        Originally posted by Spitfire9 View Post
                                        http://www.defense-aerospace.com/art...a-fighter.html

                                        6+ years after signing no tangible progress made? Sorry but the word 'fiasco' comes to my mind.
                                        FGFA will be localized PAK-FA. PAK-FA has yet to be completed and serially produced- significant hurdles regarding the structure have been resolved and we are now waiting on the 2nd stage engines to take to the air.
                                        It's not like India is currently spending money on the program to any significant degree.

                                        Compared to the MMRCA and Tejas timelines, and produced capabilities I'd say it rates pretty low on the fiasco scale.
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                                          #40
                                          Rafael promoting the Lite Shield Electronic attack pod for the Tejas

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