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I don’t think Airbus will cooperate in integrating or certifying any indigenous mods for A2A MRTT aircraft especially when they have their own product. The only reason they may help with the NETRA MK2 or the a330 based AWACS is that they don’t have their own competing product in this segment.
Boeing did something like this when Israeli Aerospace Industries(IAI) started a 767 conversion program to make them tankers but Boeing refused to certify or provide any help as they had their own KC 46 Pegasus based on the 767 and only Colombia and Brazil took the IAI offer despite great interest from others.

Only solution I see is either take the French offer of the next Rafale batch with the tankers included and order few more tankers or the airframes required for the DRDO AWACS in place of the AS 565 Panthers they are offering .
Or develop our own Cargo aircraft for replacing the IL 76 flee and add whatever the fuck we want to it, in conjunction with Embraer or Antonov like the Chinese.
Great points, the OEM MRTT doubt was in the back of mind too but if IAF/DRDO is really going all in on Airbus it makes sense to follow through with the 330 for tankers

They’ll be procuring A330 airframes anyway for AWACS(I), ordering a few additional ones to convert for the AAR just makes sense even if it’s only for India’s needs- yes this will be opposed by the OEM considering they are pitching their own MRTT for the same role.

beyond that I wonder how long before DRDO starts picking up some second hand 320/319s to convert for VIP roles to replace/supplement the EMB-145s of the communication squadron? Seems only logical
 

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41 domestic defence vendor proposals worth Rs 86,623 crore approved since May 2020: Govt

Forty-one proposals of domestic defence vendors worth Rs 86,623 crore have been approved by the central government since May last year for capital procurement, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said on Wednesday.

He was responding to a question on the procurement started in the defence sector under the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme of the Centre.


"Total 41 AoN (Acceptance of Necessity) worth Rs 86,623.55 crore have been accorded to domestic vendors for capital acquisition since May 2020, Bhatt said.

"For the year 2021-22, the allocation of domestic procurement has been enhanced compared to the previous year, and this year, it is about 64.09 per cent of the allocated amount for military modernisation (Rs 71,438.36 crore), he said.

 

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i am sorry to post here but i was not sure were to post...if mods feel... its need to be trash then do it no issue...

below is the video.. can or have we similarly doing it kya ...just a thought

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As you know that's CGI, not a real robot.
sure anything is possible, since proof of concept(without the weapons handling part) has already been made by boston dynamics.

As far as India is concerned, Indian military has not reached that stage of advanced thinking.
 

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41 domestic defence vendor proposals worth Rs 86,623 crore approved since May 2020: Govt

Forty-one proposals of domestic defence vendors worth Rs 86,623 crore have been approved by the central government since May last year for capital procurement, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said on Wednesday.

He was responding to a question on the procurement started in the defence sector under the Atmanirbhar Bharat scheme of the Centre.


"Total 41 AoN (Acceptance of Necessity) worth Rs 86,623.55 crore have been accorded to domestic vendors for capital acquisition since May 2020, Bhatt said.

"For the year 2021-22, the allocation of domestic procurement has been enhanced compared to the previous year, and this year, it is about 64.09 per cent of the allocated amount for military modernisation (Rs 71,438.36 crore), he said.

Approvals don’t mean anything in India. Where the tyre meets the road (orders and contracts) is where these things fall short every time.
 

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@porky_kicker the missile we saw in test of akash ng was pure cylinderical with radome nose cone , but a earlier picture sgared in wing tunnel testing is not proper cylinder ,it was quite different , so is it possible what we were thinking of as akash ng was actually a xrsam missile , and the fin position led us to believe that it was xrsam ??

@fire starter @Chinmoy

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Observe the nose cone it Doesn't look like akash ng exactly
 

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@porky_kicker the missile we saw in test of akash ng was pure cylinderical with radome nose cone , but a earlier picture sgared in wing tunnel testing is not proper cylinder ,it was quite different , so is it possible what we were thinking of as akash ng was actually a xrsam missile , and the fin position led us to believe that it was xrsam ??

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Observe the nose cone it Doesn't look like akash ng exactly
Yes but do you think, looking at that sort of dimension for a missile, it will cover >200kms even if it's a DPRM?? The quoted range for XR-SAM as per DRDO was upto 350kms.
 

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Yes but do you think, looking at that sort of dimension for a missile, it will cover >200kms even if it's a DPRM?? The quoted range for XR-SAM as per DRDO was upto 350kms.
I thought it wasn't akaksh ng , rechecked it , it might be camera angle distortion . On side note , i think a booster added version with bigger body can hit that range
 

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Y'all Nibbiars
An interesting observation

I came across this paper while randomly googling stuff about random stuff
This is about development of cockpit ergonomics and s study made by umrikis about different pilot body types and cockpits, and how it affects performance of the pilots
Some key takeaways:-
>The addition of these cases expanded the range of acceptable height to between 58 and 77 inches tall, and sitting height to between 31 and 40 inches tall. The cases allow for an easy reference of body size. The USAF can reference these case numbers and require access to specific controls and specific head, shin and ejection clearances during Request for Proposal for new aircraft
>As the military includes more measurement requirements for the same individual
e.g., thumb tip reach, sitting height and buttock-knee length, it limits the amount of the population that can actually fit into the percentages. Gordon, Corner and Brantley (1997) posit that if a requirement states that one individual must fit within the 5%-95% range for 5 different measurements, this may actually only accommodates 67% of the population.
> the concerns for larger pilots including overhead clearances, ejection envelopes, body interference with controls, body interference reaching for controls and shin clearance.

>the largest concerns for smaller pilots include reaching emergency controls, external field of view, and full rudder and brake operating range.

I wonder what DRDO/HAL is doing when it comes to studying of body types of Indian pilots, and making sure the cockpits fits the profile instead making a one size fits all approach, I believe the Americans are way ahead of us in this regard, I tried googling DRDO stuff along the similar lines, no luck so far
 

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Y'all Nibbiars
An interesting observation

I came across this paper while randomly googling stuff about random stuff

Some key takeaways:-
>The addition of these cases expanded the range of acceptable height to between 58 and 77 inches tall, and sitting height to between 31 and 40 inches tall. The cases allow for an easy reference of body size. The USAF can reference these case numbers and require access to specific controls and specific head, shin and ejection clearances during Request for Proposal for new aircraft
>As the military includes more measurement requirements for the same individual
e.g., thumb tip reach, sitting height and buttock-knee length, it limits the amount of the population that can actually fit into the percentages. Gordon, Corner and Brantley (1997) posit that if a requirement states that one individual must fit within the 5%-95% range for 5 different measurements, this may actually only accommodates 67% of the population.
> the concerns for larger pilots including overhead clearances, ejection envelopes, body interference with controls, body interference reaching for controls and shin clearance.

>the largest concerns for smaller pilots include reaching emergency controls, external field of view, and full rudder and brake operating range.

I wonder what DRDO/HAL is doing when it comes to studying of body types of Indian pilots, and making sure the cockpits fits the profile instead making a one size fits all approach, I believe the Americans are way ahead of us in this regard, I tried googling DRDO stuff along the similar lines, no luck so far
Check the requirements for being a pilot
 

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Check the requirements for being a pilot
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That will get you to Indian air force official website
Selection standards doesn't mean maximum capability of the pilot is exploited by the cockpit and vice versa

>my point was concerning the development of cockpits in upcoming aircraft keeping in mind the body types and just not going at it with 80s or 90s standards
 

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DRDO pitches case to develop next-gen infantry combat vehicle for Army


According to a top official, the Army is conceiving the project under the strategic partnership route, in which the Indian vendors can collaborate with foreign companies. But the DRDO is pitching to get it done through its Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, the main laboratory involved in the development of armoured fighting vehicles. DRDO believes that the CVRDE has the core competency in developing the required technology. Notably, the CVRDE, which is based at Avadi in Chennai, is the developer of India's indigenous Arjun tank.


 

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Homegrown DefTech Startup, Big Bang Boom Solutions showcases State-of-the-art, Indigenous Anti Drone System

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 30 (ANI/NewsVoir): India’s fastest growing startup in the DefTech sector, Big Bang Boom Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (BBBS), showcased its award winning, indigenous Anti Drone defence system as part of Swarnim Vijay Varsh Celebrations at a grand ceremony which was held at the Chennai Army Headquarters.
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BBBS’s anti drone system has been tested and tried in the field by various sections of the armed forces including the Northern Command, the BSF, the Indian Airforce and the Army Design Bureau.

 

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