What to read next

Leave a comment

Sort by
  • newest
  • oldest
  • most voted
avatar

17 Comments on "Coming soon: The Sea Gripen Detailed"

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 15 days ago

beauty!

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 15 days ago

IF PROCURED BY INDIAN NAVY IT MEANS GOODBYE LCA

Abhiman
Guest
Abhiman
6 years 15 days ago

What about Naval Tejas ? Has the IN forgotten about it ?

Naval Tejas is in the final throes of development, whereas so-called Sea Gripen exists only in powerPoint presentations doing the rounds of Delhi. Yet, it is given a hearing, but nobody goes to Bangalore to see how N-Tejas is shaping up.

Bad state of affairs.

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 15 days ago

Hi Shiv,

Please get some update on Naval LCA. When are they planing the first flight?
Thanks

Subho
Guest
6 years 14 days ago
Look Senors – the IAF and the Indian Navy have a mandate – to protect the sovereignty of our nation and to protect our borders. To do so , we need the best equipment that we can lay our hands on. I have no issues going with a foreign partner given that DRDO and HAL have had more than their fare share of time and resources to develop the Tejas. Unfortunately it has been only a technology demonstrator that is 10 years too late in technological time horizon. What good would it be to put eighties tech in the hands… Read more »
su30
Guest
6 years 14 days ago

Shiv , Does india has any near future plan for Sea gripen .

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 14 days ago
@Subho You have to take one look at the products dished out by Indian Pvt. companies to know their quality and standard. If Pvt. companies have to join hands with foreign companies to make quality stuff, it means only one thing, higher price for the same stuff. Now like the typical thieves our Pvt Cos are, they have sniffed crores of money that's being spent in the defense sector and they want to "wet their beaks". They don't have any capability to manufacture any decent stuff so get "Phoren" stuff and brand it as "Indian" and sell it at inflated… Read more »
Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 14 days ago
IMO India should go for F35B as it is the perfect replacement for Harriers.India should partner with the consortium involved in development of F35.This will help us gain knowhow in developing our indigenous stealth fighter the MCA. Purchase of F35 won't effect development of Naval Tejas as they are both very different ACs. Partnering with EADS etc. for development of Typhoon and with LM for F35, will give our defense industry a quantum leap. India must not be myopic due to cost constraints. In the long run such investments will pay back many times over what we have invested. IF… Read more »
Abhiman
Guest
Abhiman
6 years 14 days ago

@Subho, your main premise that Tejas is 1980s tech is totally wrong from the word go. Do you know that Tejas incorporates all avionics of Su-30 MKI ? It's EW suite, Litening target pod, cockpit displays and core avionics computer are shared with Su-30 MKI. Most weapons (except Brahmos) too.

So, Tejas is modern 21st century tech and not 1980s tech like you falsely claimed.

And pray tell us, how is the pvt. sector going to develop fighter jets, if they don't have experience to make even a small 10 x 10 foot propeller driven plane ?

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 14 days ago
Commenters like Subho never learn. Even after this myth of "LCA took too long to develop, it is obsolete, it is inferior etc." has been blown out of the water by panel after panel of experts on BR, and Shiv himself has churned out reams of real info on how development works in India, the likes of Subho continue in the same groove like a badly worn out LP. The LCA even when it started set its goals very high and way beyond what Indian technology had progressed to. Out of it have come several areas of expertise, among which… Read more »
Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 14 days ago
@ anon 6:51 pm I agree to most of your post but isn’t Samtel a JV with a Foreign collaborator (as Subho points out). How much of the final product is the actual result of Indian R&D as opposed to copy pasting (or changing the color of paint) would be a good guess. @ anon 3:57 pm I do agree that Pvt cos in India are corrupt and don’t have the tech to make a substantial defence contribution in the next 5 years or so. However, the PSUs and DRDO are the same. They are as corrupt and manipulative as… Read more »
Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 13 days ago
@Anon 7.37 Yes our PSUs and DRDO are inefficient etc. but they are not as corrupt as the Pvt. sector. My point is, the Indian tax payers shouldn't foot the bill for Pvt cos. to develop capabilities as they are private "enterprises".Whereas PSUs and DRDO belongs to the public not to some business family. If we start bankrolling Pvt sector participation in defense sector, we will be turning the clock back to the days of "license permit raj", where few business houses flourished at the cost of nation's well being. No one should stop the Pvt. companies from entering the… Read more »
Subho
Guest
6 years 12 days ago
Ok, I hear a few parochial voices trying to epitomize the LCA as an epitome of home grown ingenuity. seem to gloss over the fact that the airframe is two decades behind its time – fitting S.O.A control systems and avionics to a unsophisticated airframe design doesn't really make for a heady fighter air craft. They also seem to forget that these aircrafts will now be fitted with a choice of America or European engines because DRDO failed to get the Kaveri engine off the ground after unsuccessfully trying to reverse engineer Russian tech. If private equity has worked elsewhere… Read more »
Abhiman
Guest
Abhiman
6 years 11 days ago
Subho your complaints against Tejas are "perenially pessimistic" and are backed by inaccuracies, misconceptions and "confounding" logic. So, you're the one who is being "parochial". If Tejas is 2 decades "behind it's time", please let us know your opinion on some of the MRCA contenders like F-16 (36 year old airframe), F-18 (20 year old frame), and MiG-35 (30 year old frame). Even the Eurobirds began development in the early eighties and are each a quarter century old atleast. The airframe of Tejas is more advanced than a Mirage-2000. It is a cranked-compounded delta wing. It is unstable, in that… Read more »
Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
6 years 10 days ago
"Also, note that it is one of the few jets like F-16 and Su-30 MKI that uses quadruplex digital FBW. Even Gripen and Rafale use a slightly older triplex FBW with an analog line." Please stop being stupidly nationalistic. The triplex digital with a analog backup system is not slightly older, its a different way off achieving the same thing. I have seen a lot of "anti foreign because it will hurt LCA/MCA/WhateverCA" types dredge this up but the only argument they have is in the good old "my cock is bigger then yours" category. The reason rafale and gripen… Read more »
Abhiman
Guest
Abhiman
6 years 10 days ago
Please stop being stupidly nationalistic. The triplex digital with a analog backup system is not slightly older, its a different way off achieving the same thing. And you please stop being the ignoramus-trying-to-be-clever here. Have you read the history of digital FBW development, before choosing to embarass yourself ? The earliest FBW systems were fully analog. The later digital ones still featured an analog backup (even the earliest F-16s and Mirages), because the designers weren't confident of letting them be digital all the way. The analog line barely makes a jet return to base, but a good quad system will… Read more »
Rahul
Guest
Rahul
6 years 8 days ago
Guys don't eat too much on Sea Gripen and please have good look on other contenders. Even a simple look will tell you people that Navy have gone for this tender for procuring a carrier born M-MRCA on the lines of IAF's M-MRCA(+saga) to find out good substitute for Mig-29Ks on second IAC, which as per present informations is expected to be in 'QE' class. Talking about N-LCA getting replaced by unborn Sea Gripen is insane. As per analysis and talks with Naval people associated with N-LCA, the N-LCA was developed to serve two purpose cohesively and those are a.… Read more »
wpDiscuz

Copyright © . All rights reserved.