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  1. 1

    Jayanta Banerjee

    Rather Than modifying The Su-30MKI AIRFRAME in order to carry these weapons , It would be more prudent to Get hold of Su-34 Fullbacks , now that they are battle tested in syria , there can never be doubts about it's air-to-surface capabilities

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    Anonymous

    What about Tejas ? If and when integrated such a weapon will transform the aircraft into a very potent ground attack platform too.

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  3. 3

    Rohit

    Two back to back articles!! Good to see you are back in action. Keep it up.

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  4. 4

    Tako Nada

    Old concept but if cost effective and equally destructive then go for it. May be need more high tech features so DRDO and reputed private players should join in hands for development. No wonder if Israelis have hand in it.

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  5. 5

    Anonymous

    Is it so simple to develop such stuff ?

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  6. 6

    capital P

    kudos to sb deo…way to go

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    Govind M

    That was one hell of a story, the kind that will make you stop laughing only after your trousers have fallen off!
    These full-scale models have all been fabricated by only one person in his garage: the IAF’s current Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command, Air Marshal S B Deo. He himself confirmed this to me. It’s like me fabricating the body of a car without factoring in items like the weight & volume of its engine, gearbox, cooling element, tyre-rim diameter, transmission, etc etc. And if the Air Marshal is trying to pull off cheap publicity stunts like these to secure R & D funds from any party so that his post-retirement life may be a smooth-sail, then it is indeed deplorable.What is even more inexcusable is that these full-scale models were displayed at the IAF’s booth during Aero India 2015, & of all places, at the IAF CAS’ official residence on October 8 for the evening banquet!!!
    Before the airframe of any PGM of any type is physically built, it first has to be designed & its CFD analysis has to be carried out. Its warhead section, navigation section & propulsion section all have to be designed in detail & only then will the physical dimensions of the PGM become apparent. Then a scale-model is built for wind-tunnel tests. Then, depending on whether or not the results from tests are successful, airframefabrication will begin after its design has been frozen. NOW, were all these stages negotiated/passed before the fabrication of thesefull-scale models? The answer is a resounding NO.
    Therefore, will such fan-boy models ever become fully functional PGMs? NO. Has the IAF spent even a single paisa for fabricating these models? NO. Has anyone in this world ever designed the airframe of a PGM first & then tried to design its internal sub-systems for perfect fitment? NO. Will any sane individual or design authority ever adopt such a methodology to develop PGMs? NEVER.
    Consequently, by any stretch of imagination, will any of these PGMs as presently designed be worthwhile propositions? Absolutely NO, unless Air Marshal S B Deo is ableto come up with a parallel set of laws of physics to challenge & disprove all the existing laws of physics that we’ve all learnt in school. So to all those jingos who wanna believe all this PGM shit to be true, beware…for if they wanna go ahead & lap it up all, then they will not only be called upon to defy all that they've learnt in school about physical science, but will also forever be condemned as those being afflicted with terminal stupidity.
    Therefore, zillions of brickbats to the deserving journalist who broke this story & tried his level-best to make it all sound like the real thing!(its u shiv). In fact,you have finally proven that you excel only in practicing yellow journalism. Your reportage is alsoliving proof of the fact that ‘assumption is always the mother of all fuck-ups’.

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    Anonymous

    This should be encouraged.

    1. This allows DRDO to understand IAF's thinking operationaly, instead of arguements in a GSQR.

    2. Brings in a understanding within IAF, R&D is not a easy task. They will undestand what DRDO has to go through when creating systems for IAF. Brings in a sense of ownership.

    3. Untimately there might be a joing IAF- DRDO research team.

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  9. 9

    Dark shadow

    Looks like dummy object without any real machine inside. So easy to develop such high end product without proper financing? Israeli imprints are there.

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    Anonymous

    Great weapons!! India is making great strides in missiles. This is extremely appropriate in Indian context. Congratulations to the AVM for leading this team. The future of war is about unmanned and long range weapons. India should work on becoming a leading designer of quality missiles. This will help bypass the gap in traditional weapons technology.

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    Anonymous

    IAF expects only worlds best equipment. Shiv, can you do a comparison of this equipment with one of the worlds best equipment. If this equipment is not as good as the worlds best equipmentm, then call it by the names that have been used for the DRDO products. Anyway, are there GSQR for this type of equipment ?

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    Sudip Das

    if funds are made available , and these systems can be operationalized in the next five years with help from pvt sectot , then it is worth trying it . what Air Marshall S B Deo has done is simply fine tuned concepts which needs to be researched and production variants developed.

    There is a strong lobby within the country which opposes any good or bad attempt of developing indigineous technology, so they will be wailing at the height of their voice.

    Lastly you story is not yellow journalism as mentioned by some so called jack of all, you have a reputation and you do ot need a certification from any one .

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  13. 13

    Anonymous

    when DRDO has already developed a 100 kms rangd glide bomb of 1000kg….why we need to reinvent the wheel get another glide bomb

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    Where is the update mate? The month has passed.
    Has the IAF too gone the way of the ..gasp… DRDO?

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