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    After no LSP rolled out in 2011 two prototypes are ready for flights.

    NLCA-1 and LSP-7 completed its second High Speed Taxi Trial and will have its first flight any day now. Report from Ananth Krishan's blog.


    Tejas LSP7 to have its first flight soon















    Update: LSP-7 has been taken off, courtesy an HAL guy on BRF

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    Also, 6 defence firms have been debarred for 10 years Indian Ordinance Factory board for following corrupt business practices. (Bribing Indian officials)
    http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/03/...nce-firms.html

    M/s Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd. (STK),
    M/s Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI),
    M/s Rheinmetall Air Defence (RAD), Zurich,
    M/s Corporation Defence, Russia (CDR),
    M/s TS Kisan & Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
    M/s RK Machine Tools Ltd., Ludhiana
    Congratulations OFB, you have managed to get every single gun manufacturer in the world blacklisted from dealing with you. Try producing any cutting edge gun now without the inputs from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    Congratulations OFB, you have managed to get every single gun manufacturer in the world blacklisted from dealing with you. Try producing any cutting edge gun now without the inputs from them.
    They are not the culprits but MOD and elements of corruption, 18M USD spend on 126 jets, 1/4 is not even spend on Indigenous R&D or production facilities..

    This going to hit us..

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    ^^ A corrupt idiot demands a bribe, companies pay it considering it to be a cost of doing business in India, both get caught and the country loses out. At least the only thing good that comes out of it is that companies would realise that the cost of losing out business for ten years would be less than cost of losing out business by not paying a bribe. I remember an incident associated with Texas Instruments (in the 1970's when every american corporation was "hand in hand" with the evil CIA) when they tried to set up a data comm line between their two complexes in Bangalore separated by a few kilometers. The local BSNL people wanted to be bribed Rs 10k, which wasn't a big amount for TI, but they refused to pay. Instead they set up a satellite link between their two complexes that cost them a million rupees or something. The annoyed officials tried to sue them alleging that the encrypted comm link can be used for espionage but ultimately TI had its way. By the number of companies getting blacklisted, it seems like none of the defence majors want to hold such a moral high ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    ^^ A corrupt idiot demands a bribe, companies pay it considering it to be a cost of doing business in India, both get caught and the country loses out. At least the only thing good that comes out of it is that companies would realise that the cost of losing out business for ten years would be less than cost of losing out business by not paying a bribe. By the number of companies getting blacklisted, it seems like none of the defence majors want to hold such a moral high ground.

    Ok..

    [*******#FFF0F5]Missed my point[/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunal Biswas View Post
    Ok..

    Missed my point
    No Kunal Da, not at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    Congratulations OFB, you have managed to get every single gun manufacturer in the world blacklisted from dealing with you. Try producing any cutting edge gun now without the inputs from them.
    Respectfully differ, as the Israeli experience with Merkava shows a positive outcome from a limited market. When Britain refused to sell MBTs to Israel it forced Israel to design its own MBT, with local needs paramount. We know this became a success story.

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    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/slbm-k15-...52-60-117.html

    There may be a Sagarika SLBM test today.

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    what happened to BR?

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    Its accessible here, might not be from US ?

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    Cross Posting..




    Russian defense enterprises exhibition Defexpo India is a priority, since the Russian-Indian cooperation in military-technical area has more than four decades and forms the basis of strategic partnership between Moscow and New Delhi. Russia takes part in the exhibition Defexpo India on a regular basis, and this time presents the latest T-90MS. This is a landmark event, since for 15 years, Russia has not exported to overseas exhibitions heavy armor.



    http://gurkhan.blogspot.in/2012/03/defexpo-2012.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    Its accessible here, might not be from US ?
    I cant log BR from India..

    Quote Originally Posted by CrYsIs View Post
    what happened to BR?
    People are saying all BR and Indian fourms under DDOS attacks..

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    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/k15-test-...05-60-117.html

    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]BALASORE: After many postponements, the DRDO finally test-fired the most sophisticated submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), code named K-15. The weapon system was reportedly tested from an underwater launching platform off� Visakhapatnam coast on Sunday.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    This is the only thing the article gets right.

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    http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/in...e-otherstories

    Risat-1 to be launched using PSLV-XL in April.

    Chennai: A wholly Indian-built spy-surveillance satellite - the Radar Imaging Satellite or Risat-1- that can see through clouds and fog and has very high- resolution imaging is slated for launch in April, a senior official of the Indian space agency has said.

    An official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said thorough tests were being done on the Risat-1. "The Risat-1 is put to thermal vacuum test (a test to check the satellite's functioning in space environment). It is a complex microwave satellite being built for the first time in India. The satellite is expected to be launched in April," the senior official told IANS, not wishing to be named because of the organisational rules.


    In earlier satellites, one major component, the synthetic aperture radar (SAR) was imported, but in Risat-1 that has also been developed in India.


    He said Risat-1 is the first such satellite being built by India and is a bit complex compared to other remote sensing/earth observation satellites built and sent up earlier.


    According to ISRO officials, Risat-1 at 1,850 kg is the heaviest microwave satellite to be built by India.


    The satellite would be used for disaster prediction and agriculture forestry, and the high resolution pictures and microwave imaging could also be used for defence purposes.


    Risat-1 will have all weather, day and night imaging capability.


    The satellite's synthetic aperture radar can acquire data at C-band.

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    http://www.defpro.com/news/details/3...336d4bd3171537


    ^ From this link:-


    IAF wants to Induct six squadrons of Tejas by the end of 13th plan. (ei 2022)

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