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30 Comments on "Indian Air Force Unveils Own Stand-Off Weapons Concepts"

gopinath kothwala
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1 year 9 months ago

What is an indigenous weapon?

Abhiman
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Abhiman
1 year 9 months ago
Next we'll hear that these officers have resigned from the IAF, and tied-up with an Israeli company to develop these weapons. Turns out what they had in mind was exactly what the Israeli company's executives were working on !! Talk about a brand new Bar Mitzvah !! After that, IAF will sign a new Joint-Venture contract with the said Israeli company to manufacture these weapons. Meanwhile, DRDO's design was rejected by IAF for being 0.5 cms too long and 3 metres off the mark in user trials. Never mind that the Israeli one too had to be hammered to size… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Then the IAF complains how the DRDO on works on NG versions and how it will take a few years to adopt it. Then when a corruption scandal breaks out, it takes 7-8 years to restart the project with same parameters but the IAF still rejects the DRDO NG version because it is not NG.

shankar subramanian
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1 year 8 months ago

Then just like out date TEJAS FIGHTER IS handed over to Army…
An outdTed oboleye technology will be handed over becaz of mis communication and internal politics…….
ALL INDIANS PLEASE SEARCH FOLLOWING THINGS..THEN YOU WILL COME TO KNOW WHY INDIA LAGS BEHIND ALL TECHNOLOGIS…………JUST CHECK THE below DETAILS………THERE ARE MORE OFFICIALS WHO SACRIFICE THEIR LIF FOR BHRATH MATHA LIKE SOME OF THE BAARC SCINTISTS WERE MURDERED BUT NO REASONS ………..
ITS TIKE TO KEEP ALL PROGRAMS AT HIGH LEVEL SECRACY….LIKE RUSSIANS ….ONLY AFTER DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION THE WEAPONS SHOULD BE SHOWCASED

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Mr abhiman. Allegations you have raised are very serious. I believe you realise it. If you are s speculating anything, please give adequate facts and figures to prove it along with it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

"Scene matching in terminal phase"…and where is the space to mount the seekers ??…

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

The IAF is incapable of designing anything. The mock ups were developed in a IAI work shed.No surprises really !

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

india replacing mmrca rafale project with more advance fgfa su-35s

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

I think its supposed to Su-50ES..?

Jean Luc Picard
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1 year 9 months ago
Wow so much animosity towards IAF and so much blind love for DRDO/HAL. Im proud HAL is developing stuff but that does not mean that IAF should compromise on quality, just to promote indegenization and buy everything from HAL blindly. Abhiman, the next time you cast unsubstantiated accusations on the IAF to make yourself feel good and knowledgeable online, just remember when something happens for real, These are the guys who will fly these aircraft and fire these weapons and may make the supreme sacrifice to ensure people like you have the liberty to insult their sacrifice and dedication online… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

@Jean Luc Picard

Very well said. Appreciate it.
Godspeed and happy landings.

Tako Nada
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Tako Nada
1 year 8 months ago

Weapons looks made is IAI workshop , nothing innovative and looks older aerial weapons of USA and Israel. But also true HAL/DRDO failed to live up expectation and IAF buys those weapons which suits best in war.

Abhiman
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Abhiman
1 year 8 months ago
Jeann Luc Pacard, your namesake on TV wasn't so jingoistic. He punished his own crew when they did wrong. Nobody has any disrespect for the sailor, the border jawan or the fighter pilot. But stupid decisions are stupid decisions. And purported corruption in the armed forces isn't new, especially related to procurements. If you were knowledgeable enough, you would've understood that I satired this with the Arjun tank. That tank has reportedly outgunned and outmatched the imported T-90 since atleast 2008-09. Govt.'s reports say its even cheaper than the T-90, and it doesn't need an AC in Thar's heat, its… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

@ Jean Luc Picard

You seem to be ignoring ( or may be conveniently forgetting) the fact that there have indeed been credible evidence of IAF men (ACMs no less) indulging in corruption.

That said, the IAF cannot be slighted for wanting to fly the most glamorous toys that might be too expensive for their dads to afford. Yes, far too often the IAF has behaved like an out of control child that must have its toys no matter the expense. You know what – I just realized this might help – just send them to NAVY School.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

I don't understand the point of showcasing future
projects. Of the high profile projects that DRDO
has been working on for the past few decades not
one has been successfully adopted. Waste of space.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Useless article !

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

I am with abhiman here, emotional statements from jlp should never cloud rational thinking. There definitely is local eqipment that may be substandard but that does not give the forces the right to paint everything as bad.

Why does India have this parade of foreign equipment on the day that is meant to celebrate her birth.

Let the arjun and lca have pride of place this august 15!.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

@ Abhiman #1140. Last I remember Kargil was in 1999. What date is it today DOODE? do u see Tejas Mk 2 anywhere? no? Shame!! i wanted two hundred in 1999. Oh and BTW check it out 170 kms ROA awesome!! might just reach chandigarh from delhi 🙂

Quit blaming IAF for seeing through the incompetence of DRDO and HAL. And oh by the way do u own an indica? no? maybe a videocon mobile phone? no? why?
ah…whats sauce for the goose…… 😉

Abhiman
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Abhiman
1 year 8 months ago
Anonymous @ 11:25, incidentally I HAVE owned a Videocon mobile in the past. If you read properly, I said Tejas Mk.1 of a few years back, is superior to the Mirage-2000 that IAF wanted in 1999. The Mk.2 is equivalent to the Gripen-NG that took part in the MMRCA sweepstakes. In case of the Arjun tank and Tejas, the armed forces have preferred imports over equivalent indigenous products. And in Arjun's case, the import (T-90) is shockingly inferior and more expensive than Arjun (per various govt. and media reports). These days, a lobby within India is clamouring to import the… Read more »
Jean Luc Picard
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1 year 8 months ago
@Abhiman – I dont want to engage in an online debate but just to make my point. All Im trying to say is dont start maligning the Armed Forces by accusing them of corruption or unscrupulous behavior without any credible proof. Ever served in the Airforce even for a Single day ? As for the comments which you have made about Arjun and Tejas and even AMCA Briefly : 1. Arjun has been inducted in the Army. I think about 124 of the Mk1. It is still over the weight restriction of the Army by a large margin. Army has… Read more »
Abhiman
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Abhiman
1 year 8 months ago
Shri. Jean Luc Packard, do spare us your preaches. Unwittingly, you've given a good demonstration already with your utter lack of knowledge and chronology of events gone past. Since the past few years, I've said on Livefist and on Broadsword, how the so-called "FGFA" will have next to nil contribution from India (except cash, of course). And this is from publicly available news reports, including Livefist. Besides, India has all but abandoned the "FGFA" and is mulling purchasing the single-seat PAK-FA wholesale. 144 units, if I remember correctly. I hope this deal does not go through. That money is better… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

@Jean Luc Picard 1:25 AM

Ditto Sir..Agree, Agree, Agree..
Also HAL/DRDO Dhruvs are grounded by their only export customer…Sigh!! @ Abhimaan 10:57 The lca BETTER THAN m2k ??…sigh!! cost greater, range 1/3rd with 1/3rd load, mano…75%( i am being kind here!!) HOW BETTER ? Truly Indigenous content? maybe 20%, A fighter minus radar, engine, weapons (all foreign)which cant reach anywhere, carry any worthwhile load and cant manoevre like a Mirage 2000!! Keep indigenising…!! Smell the coffee son!

bow
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bow
1 year 8 months ago

Abhiman you very much sound like a DRDO vendor here. And that too with improper and incorrect knowledge.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago
@Jean luc packard.. U said it pal..Totally agreeShamefull that the iaf is designing PGMs n missiles in short spans .. This is actually a big point made by the iaf.. That if u have diligence n work ethics n the occasional danda then anything is possible. Hal /drdo stand exposed n r now willing to do anything to prevent major upsets in their cosy lifestyles.. Welcome to the real world..long have u hidden urselves from repercussion..time to face the thunder..Yaar dont reply to this abhiman fellow.. He is terribly misinformed n a resident of some alternate universe where time space… Read more »
Hanonymous
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Hanonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Looks crude and very unbalanced. IMHO, get these IAF guys a nation wide tour of Indian conditions. Get them out of their spanky airforce bases.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

@ Hanonymous
What exactly are Indian conditions, which IAF doeant know and you do?

What is "spanky" does it have anything to do with what your ass needs? 🙂 LoL

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

@ Hanonymous 3:24
"IMHO.."
Humble? i think not..

it translates to " I M Highly Offensive" or Obdurate, or Olfactorily Offensive

Anonymous
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Anonymous
1 year 8 months ago

Spanky?
WTF is Spanky?

" Crude and Unbalanced????" is that a comment or criticism? or attempted witticism? 🙂

Who is this c**t?

Tru
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Tru
1 year 2 months ago

This is exactly what exasperates any technologically competent people when they meet with IAF and its planet sized ego filled jocks and BRD people. Two crude prototypes, wasting valuable carbon fiber which could have been used for actual airframe repairs. For what? Aerodynamically unbalanced depictions with zero sensors and lofty claims – GPS/INS (where pray tell are the IAFs capabilities there) or even better scene matching.. one can only shake their head at these guys..

ronin
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ronin
1 year 1 month ago

I think its commendable that serving IAF officers took the initiative to develop these weapons. They are anything but crude. Remember how precise the specifications about them are..case in point is the stand off weapon we dont have any 150 km range stand off weapon… as DRDO is yet to provide the weapons developed by the said officials i beleive this is a superb thing.

Hope we have more people like them who take the initiative rather than doing nothing or depending only on DRDO or exorbitant imports.

Just hope DRDO works with them to come up with an operational proto type.

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