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    IMRH.

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    https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today...954-2018-04-14

    10000 sorties (not a typo) in 72 hours during Ex - Gagan Shakti (sky power), each combat aircraft does 6 sorties a day. That is an eye watering level of tempo of operations.

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    SAnT (Standoff Anti Tank) missile currently under testing. MMW seeker, 12+ km range, carriage tested on Mi-35. Derivative of NAG missile, for helicopters, UAV and fixed wing aircraft.
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    Elbit COMPASS for Mi-17V5


    DIRCM for Mi-17V5 (most likely licensed Elbit MUSIC)

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    From the front, Tejas looks very contemporary and right in line to its competition. They just need to run with what they have and worry about Mk2 later down the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinBlade
    This is what needs to replace the 300-400 Mi-8 and Mi-17s in the Indian forces. When the time comes to replace the Mils, let's hope less idiocy prevails than what happened with Ka-226 and LUH being chosen to fill the same role in the light end of the helo capitalization program.

    Also, thankfully there will be a proper rear ramp and not the clam shell.
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    From Livefist twitter


    The IAF’s BAE-HAL Hawk jet trainers flying too at Exercise Gagan Shakti. The IAF is looking to weaponise them with @byMBDA Brimstones & ASRAAMs.
    Twitter link with video of Hawks

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    Trio of HAL built airplanes- Dornier Do-228, HAL HTT-40 basic trainer and Hawk-i AJT. Flying over Indian built warships


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    AMCA board from DefExpo 2018


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    looks nice.

    except for what appears to be a fixed IFR tube
    and the tail end

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    ^^ Retractable. The panel for ifr probe can be seen on static display.

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    What thrust engines would be needed and is there a shortlist yet? Or is the plan to develop an indigenous engine (with foreign input)?
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    Gaganshakti 2018: IAF displays might, air chief says ‘we’re shaking the heavens’

    Key Statements of IAF Chief on Gagan Shakti ex

    More than 1,100 aircraft – half of them fighter jets – have logged over 6,000 flight hours in three days during the Indian Air Force’s largest exercise in the past three decades, with Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh ’Tony’ Dhanoa saying on Monday that Pakistan was closely watching the operation that is “shaking the heavens and splitting the Earth”.

    As IAF’s assets in the largest-of-its-kind exercise, Gaganshakti-2018, move from the western sector to the eastern front “in less than 48 hours,” Dhanoa said, all training activities in the force will remain suspended till the two-phase drill ends on April 22. It is usually in wartime that militaries shelve all training activities.

    The exercise has had no glitches so far except a Jaguar fighter veering off the runway at the Bhuj airbase due to bad weather and a few Tejas light combat aircraft developing snags. “Hindustan Aeronautics Limited was able to fix the Tejas problems in less than 12 hours,” Dhanoa said.

    British-origin Hawk advanced jet trainers, capable of dropping bombs, are also taking part in the exercise as the IAF is struggling with a shortage of warplanes.

    We have noticed that they (Pakistan) are monitoring Gaganshakti-2018 closely through their airborne sensors (airborne warning and control systems),” the air chief said.

    Dhanoa said the IAF jets have recorded a serviceability rate of 80% and flown very long range missions flawlessly. In IAF parlance, serviceability of a fleet refers to how many warplanes are available for missions at any given time.
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    What version of the F/A-18 is Boeing offering to IAF? Is it really a front runner?

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    It's interesting how the AMCA, TFX, KFX, J-31, and the Mitsubishi X-2 are following the same underlying design. I guess on-board sensors, data fusion, and the wider integrated combat network are of critical importance determining the potential efficacy of these designs in real-life battle conditions.

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    Glimpses into the IAF’s Long Range Strike Mission, over the extended area of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). In the long range strike concept validation, #Su30 aircraft carried out Air-Air Refueling & engaged multiple targets at ranges in excess of 2000Kms.
    Video of Su-30MKIs refueling from Il-78MKI Midas tankers during Ex GaganShakti

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    Glimpses of Airborne Assault mission involving combination airdrop of a 'CombatRubberisedRaidingCraft & Combat ready Commandos by night. Missions are undertaken to insert Special Forces into areas surrounded by water to achieve the objectives.

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    This is the latest FEM model of AMCA



    And ADA had previously shown this model, which was also quite similar to the 3B-09 model in the FEM model above.





    Clearly, the vertical fin on the two models don't match. Most likely, that poster is not right.

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    What is the Advantge/Disadvantage of Diamond Shaped wing for AMCA ? This is similar to YF-23 diamond shape wings and its interesting they went for this approach
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    all 5th gen designs have that diamond shape wing. although the YF-23's are more pronounced


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    Dont see PAK-FA wings as diamond shape for sure , F-22 yes but YF-23 was very sharp diamond shape wing
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    remove the lerx and you will see it

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    Hardly PAK-FA sweep angle is much more at best its half diamond wing
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    oh wow you're right vans.
    didn't realize the su-57 wings look just like the f-22

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    Trapezoidal wings have been used on US aircraft since the F-16 (F-18 is the outlier). The F-22's is similar to a clipped delta, but the trailing edge is swept. While the F-16 has a traditional trapezoidal wing, the F-22 and F-35 have a swept trailing edge (diamond shape). The YF-23 had a true diamond shape zero sweep wing as leading and trailing edges had the same 40 degree angle.

    Every planform has advantages and disadvantages.Trapezoidal wings are strong without adding a great deal of structural weight, low aspect ratio, distributes the load along the fuselage, allows large fuel volume. They are efficient at subsonic speeds with good supersonic performance, though a delta has superior supersonic performance.

    The main reason they've been used on LO designs like the F-22, F-35, and Su-57 seems to be for RCS (planform alignment, angle between wing and horizontal stab , both covering vertical stab). The Su-57’s wing is similar to that of the YF-22 or the F-35 with a sweep angle closer to the former than the latter (leading edge 47 degrees for the Su-57, 48 degrees for the YF-22. The F-35 has a 35 degree leading edge and -13.5 degree trailing edge)
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    Posting that image of the Hawk firing rockets


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    Gorgeous clip just in of troops dropping out of an An-32 near Gauchar, Uttarakhand as part of Indiian Air Force Exercise #GaganShakti2018.

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