My visit to HAL. Lots of new details coming up. I'm in Saudi Arabia right now for the oil summit. Stay tuned. - Broadsword by Ajai Shukla - Strategy. Economics. Stuff.

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Saturday, 21 June 2008

My visit to HAL. Lots of new details coming up. I'm in Saudi Arabia right now for the oil summit. Stay tuned.

Expect posts and pictures on:

1. A new glitch around the IJT's AL-55I engine
2. Pictures of the IJT's all-glass cockpit
3. An analysis (with pictures) on what ADA is planning to do to increase LCA payloads
4. A DETAILED account of the ambitious new plans for building a range of helicopters. That includes progress on the weaponisation of the Dhruv, the LCH programme, the new helicopter that HAL will build, and the Medium Lift Helicopter.

Expect the IJT story on Monday. All the rest after the oil summit!

12 comments:

  1. looking forward to it bro shukla

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  2. Now thats defence Journalism. Not the usual brochure printing and judgment calls we see most of the time else where.

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  3. Looking forward to your stories. I hope in future you will cover some of the future plans of DRDO on UCAV and UAV-HALE also

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  4. Sir, please post on number-4(Range of helicopters) first. Its a humble request. I hope you won't put it down......After knowing that you finally got details and updates on LCH. I just can't wait anymore. Fingers crossed!

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  5. really good things are coming up in your blog ...ajai, keep up the good work.

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  6. hmmm tho' i am lookin forward to what DRDO has been doing nowdays, i am sorry to say that we Indians and especially DRDO is in a habit of prematurely backslapping ourselves, we have DRDO and so called defence experts claiming technology matching america but sadly we are yet to devlop a usable and deployable plane and this is after license manufacturing so many russian stuff. Yes we have come a long way but if we were so good as it has been claimed why are stopgap equipment still bieng imported to fill the delays?

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  7. There goes off another arm chair general ! While we are at it it'll also be worthwhile to compare not only the research but also the funds, facilities and most importantly the salaries, benefit packages and attrition rates of DRDO scientists as well, besides of course the ever changing requirements of brochure reading Generals and Air Marshals. And when you do deliver a world class product in the name of further development/improvement keep delaying induction to a point where a "stop gap" import becomes inevitable. First create the gap then import to fill it, nice na...

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  8. yes, LCH story please... and sniperz11, please get the pics on Wikipedia.. with Ajai's consent

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  9. Y do u go to the oil sumit? are u an oil merchant?

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  10. Anonymous @ 23 June 2008 02:55.
    Check yourself first and do some research. DRDO worked hard to develop critical technology for decades in harsh environment. Now when they are developed. DRDO is using them to bring out world class hardware as per continuously changing/product killing/senseless GSQRs from IA and IAF.....

    Thanks Anonymous 23 June 2008 05:59. India really need peoples like you at top. Nevertheless peoples like you growing in number. One day things will change surely...

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  11. When will these articles be online

    "3. An analysis (with pictures) on what ADA is planning to do to increase LCA payloads
    4. A DETAILED account of the ambitious new plans for building a range of helicopters. That includes progress on the weaponisation of the Dhruv, the LCH programme, the new helicopter that HAL will build, and the Medium Lift Helicopter."

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  12. when are you going to post about "ADA is planning to do to increase LCA payloads" & "A DETAILED account of the ambitious new plans for building a range of helicopters."

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