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Makes me wonder if babus really are the source of all that is wrong with MoD.
Babus sitting in the places they don't deserve at all is the source of all problems. A history graduate who has never seen a balance sheet in his life and has worked with the state admin for the most part of his career has no business sitting as a Director in a multi-billion dollar public sector company.
 

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Daaam! Rustom's wing span is B I G.
Latest pic of rustom 2 uav.
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Here's another pic of DRDO Lakshya and Rustom 2 peeking in the corner.
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Also, is it me or the Rustom 2 aka Tapas looks a bit slimmer with more aerodynamic body (look at that bulge). Okay it's clear that body has been clearly iterated to be slimmer, even the engines look at them.
 

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Takes time to develop an Indigenous base. LCA and the subsequent aircrafts are a path for development of indigenous tech which will replace the Foriegn maal being brought in for development of our planes.

Only the the wire can call the LCA, in all of their smugness , a much "hyped" aircraft. They do not have the brains to understand the long term plan.

If we would have waited for LCA to be 100% Indian, it would have never been inducted.
Spot on! The only plane in the world that is 100% indigenous is the American F-22 with top-secret technology (the reason why it is not exported) built by Lockheed Martin with over 1000 subcontractors manufacturing various subsystems across 46 states - all within the US. The result? The enormous timelines and costs for manufacturing the fighter.

You may be surprised to know that the TATRA trucks manufactured by the then Soviet Union in the early 70s during the cold war, had imported oil filters etc of US manufacture, because of the simple principle of not trying to reinvent the wheel again from scratch. Buying off the shelf was far easier and cheaper! Like the Apache attack helicopter's fuselage which is being made in India by Tatas thus saving on costs and timelines.
 

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Here's another pic of DRDO Lakshya and Rustom 2 peeking in the corner.
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Also, is it me or the Rustom 2 aka Tapas looks a bit slimmer with more aerodynamic body (look at that bulge). Okay it's clear that body has been clearly iterated to be slimmer, even the engines look at them.
@Chinmoy @Bleh and other members, is the 180 HP engine in the pic or 220 hp ????

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@Chinmoy @Bleh and other members, is the 180 HP engine in the pic or 220 hp ????

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It seems like 180hp engine, shape is almost same. Okay i looked up a bit more and found two pics one on twitter and second on this thread itself from 2018 and more details from the youtube video of defense decode.

This is most likely 180hp engine judging from the shape, intake and those propellers color/shape. Reposting the pics below,
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Post from @Steven Rogers from 2018, thankfully he got all the detailed specs too
Drdo turboprop for Rustom 2.



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If you watch the video of Amit, he states that that Tapas was already integrated with 'new' 180hp engine around feb last year (2020).
 

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Link- https://www.makeinindiadefence.gov.in/projects/projectlist/2/1

Now if you can see an IN project about No.17) Glide SSM. So, what exactly it is??

Also, see the dimensions of laser based manpads. No manpads on market fulfils that. And speed about mach 3, only starstreak does that but exceeds the dimension criteria by a lot, also doesn't have a proxy fuze, other manpads top at mach 2.5 at max. Project calls for a static launcher with atleast 2 missiles in ready to fire mode. Makes you wonder who makes these QRs.
 

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