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by k prasad
20 Dec 2017 17:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV
Replies: 149
Views: 36597

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIV

Question from a few posts ago, Vivek ...However, if something of interest came up, they would then attempt to move to the “spot” mode and try to capture a high-resolution “snap” of the small region of interest. If they couldn’t do this with the aircraft maintaining an orthogonal heading, Nair would ...
by k prasad
25 Feb 2017 11:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 397
Views: 56600

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Nick_S wrote:Thanks k prasad.


Thanks for what, Nick saar? :-)
by k prasad
23 Feb 2017 18:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 397
Views: 56600

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Vijainder K Thakur‏@vkthakur 6h6 hours ago LRDE developed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for surveillance, reconnaissance & precision targeting on display at #AeroIndia2017 --- Is this the one they made for N-ALH? This SAR was presented at IRSI-2015 as well. At the time, they had a 1m resolutio...
by k prasad
22 Feb 2017 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 397
Views: 56600

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

Somehow the NATO argument does not seem to work for nuclear weapons - which they both own, ignoring the same NATO fact. They need those extra AWACS for US style NATO surveillance over distant oceans - not across their borders. Correct, but well, when it comes to Nukes, no one trusts their own mothe...
by k prasad
22 Feb 2017 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 397
Views: 56600

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

In the first place -even at the best of times they cannot fly within 50-100 km of a hostile border. This means that 75% of AWACS coverage is inside one's own territory (since AWACS eyes are circular - most of that circle remains inside one's own territory). Air forces and navies comparable in size ...
by k prasad
22 Feb 2017 07:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18
Replies: 397
Views: 56600

Re: Aero India 2017 - Feb 14 - 18

A valid question (IMO) that I have heard asked is "Where do our AWACS fit in when we have covered our borders with radars and ground based control systems? Line of Sight, Doctor saar... Even if we have enough ground based radars, airborne, redeployable, long range radar systems have inherent a...
by k prasad
23 Jan 2016 00:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 273486

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Pliss someone, video of Tejas display from 22nd, with commentary. Urgently needed saars :-)
by k prasad
21 Sep 2015 14:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 216744

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

What does "remote sensing sat " means. To me it is taking high quality pics or live feed. But these sats are placed too high. Is it another jumble of nice words as was the case when we had dhamaka at Pokhran ...................so called "peaceful nuclear explosion" . Actually si...
by k prasad
17 Sep 2015 22:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 690911

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I read the whole argument about why we even need "so many" arty guns and instead using aerial modes of delivery... and I find it quite interesting. I know this is a point that has been made before, and by far more expert posters than me, but I'll chip in with my two cents anyway. One stand...
by k prasad
09 Aug 2015 11:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 271723

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

India and China will never fight a true war. There will be either a shadow war in some third country, or a border skirmish. Now do we have enough deployed along the border to give a solid thappad in such a border skirmish? Artillery that out guns and outnumbers them hain ji? The answer is no. IA's ...
by k prasad
29 Jul 2015 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft
Replies: 85
Views: 4435

Re: Expanding the role of AAC to include fixed-wing Aircraft

With the utmost respect to the posters here, it occurs to me that most of the suggestions on this thread are a case of 'cutting the nose to spite the face' type solutions. What I mean is that the two problems that most people here are identifying are: (a) Lack of coordination between IAF and IA, and...
by k prasad
28 Jul 2015 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2406
Views: 362550

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

Maoist Insurgency: How Do We Get The Police Forces To Win-Lt. Gen (R) Syed Ata Hasnain Wonderful article, Vaibhav.... a lot of the suggestions reminded me of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selous_Scouts and their operations, especially those far behind enemy lines. Wonder if a unit like that would b...
by k prasad
27 Jul 2015 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Foxtrot to Arihant: The Story of Indian Navy's Submarine Arm
Replies: 27
Views: 1324

Re: Foxtrot to Arihant: The Story of Indian Navy's Submarine

Getting my autographed copy soon :-D , so yippee!! forumers in Yankeeland note... i got a pretty good deal via paypal compared to Amazon, so you could look at getting it from there (ie, directly mailing Chacko Joseph - frontierindia at googool mail dat com). http://frontierindia.com/product/foxtrots...
by k prasad
26 Jul 2015 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 231219

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

More likely they've just taken them to covert training camps to send over the LoC. Maybe we should share with uncle our photobook with profile pictures of dead terrorists. They might identify some old friends amongst them.
by k prasad
25 Jul 2015 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 904
Views: 198246

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Aah, but this is the thing right... you know enough to know what you don't know. I THINK I know, but I might not know at all. So your knowledge is going to be much better :-).
by k prasad
24 Jul 2015 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 904
Views: 198246

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

THANKS

It will take me a few weeks to understand your explanation !!!

:D :D :D


If so, you're doing far better than me sirjee .... i'm yet to understand it properly, even after months :-).
by k prasad
24 Jul 2015 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 574023

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

qatar has ordered 4 C17, to add to the 4 it already has! why qatar needs 8 c17 is a mystery... Politics, singha-ji, Politics. It'd be some internal quid pro quo with US Congressmen in whose districts Boeing has manufacturing plants in lieu of some service rendered to Qatari interests. Old game wonl...
by k prasad
24 Jul 2015 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 904
Views: 198246

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Exactly right!!
by k prasad
24 Jul 2015 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 904
Views: 198246

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Haha.... Mort, we're both saying the exact same thing :-). Or do you disagree wiht me on some point (because I'm not clear on which point that is, if it is indeed a difference of views).
by k prasad
23 Jul 2015 07:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 310281

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Anyone have the link to the latest Naval Indigenisation plan? Interestingly, I just found the earlier released indigenisation plan from the Navy for the 2008-2022 timeframe. http://www.cii.in/inplan . Let the analysis begin - if it hasn't already. It'd be quite interesting to see where we are now, g...
by k prasad
23 Jul 2015 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 904
Views: 198246

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Mort Walker... you are indeed correct on that count. Our posts don't contradict each other at all :-) . My post was in response to Kersi's question about whether AESA Radars could do SAR mapping as well, and this is indeed the case, as we see with the push for hi-res ground mapping modes in airborne...
by k prasad
22 Jul 2015 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 904
Views: 198246

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

I understand that one requires a physically large antenna, about few m length, for L and S band. (Example THD 1955, DW 04 etc). So how can an aircraft radar say 1 m in diameter work in L and S band. I suppose that AESA can do search, track as well as missile guidance simultaneously ? A googly (acco...
by k prasad
20 Jul 2015 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 138106

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Ignoring the rhetorical nonsense that the journalist added to that report, if there was an undercarriage retraction failure, it points to an issue with the hydraulic systems. Which isn't unheard of, and in operating usage, would've been an issue that would've led to investigations anyway. I guess it...
by k prasad
02 Jan 2015 08:19
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 49809

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/gcpx.jpg WEST OF LAHORE DAY 2 + 0942 HRS ... it hit him. He scampered around a full circle and then .... Grewal picked himself up and then staggered towards the shrubs nearby. ... Grewal ran faster than he had in his entire life. Fear gave him wings. H...
by k prasad
19 Apr 2013 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733273

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

This is precisely what we need!!! VKS has hit the nail on the head when talking about the RFPs from the forces. It is impossible to understand the principles of a weapon, develop the technology from it, design a usable mil platform based on that technology, evaluate it and finally productionize it s...
by k prasad
18 Apr 2013 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 131348

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

I agree sanku-saar, a lot of these are intangibles. But then again, many of the tangibles would be classified or unknown to the general public... As for the IAF came on board, my bad... in fact, it is not even 2004, but 2006. Link: http://aeroindiaseminar.in/admin/technical/pdf/air_cmde_muthanna_pap...
by k prasad
18 Apr 2013 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 131348

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Can you outline three four salient points please? 1) Speak to the IAF vs IN TPs and brass - the difference in enthusiasm and urgency is evident. 2) IAF only came on board the LCA project in 2004 (documented - Aero Seminar '13), and since then, you can observe the tone of their pronouncements on tha...
by k prasad
17 Apr 2013 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 131348

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

If we want to look at IN vs IA/IAF, one needs only to look at the difference between the IN's and the IAF's support of the Tejas program. Its not like the IN doesnt have other options for a carrier-borne aircraft. And the smaller procurement numbers would've been an additional put-off if ever need b...
by k prasad
16 Apr 2013 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 131348

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Can you show one empirical example of the Army's long term commitment to Arjun? A little Chaiwallah outside Army Bhavan reports that DGMF just ordered 10 sets of "Mahabharat" DVDs. I think that shows a lot of commitment :lol: :lol: Sorry, just too tired of the whole Arjun saga, so i'm now...
by k prasad
27 Feb 2013 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Prasad-ji; first of all, thank you for a very informed and polite debate even with disagreements. This is BRF at its best. We may or may not agree, but this is an absolutely delight exchange. Absolutely sanku-ji. More than anything, the exchanges are about information, so I'm learning from your pos...
by k prasad
27 Feb 2013 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I disagree Sir. MRCA competition had at least two such vaporwares Mig 35 (which was basically a Mig 29 souped up) and Gripen. There is a vaporware of Il-476 flying around since last year, that is good enough for evaluation. So Il 476 was in condition for evaluation even without any external proddin...
by k prasad
27 Feb 2013 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Please,I've nowhere said that we should've waited until 2015/16 and then evaluated the C-17 vs IL-476.When the GOI took a decision to buy the C-17 ,the IL-476 was not available. However,this was clearly and cleverly orchestrated,as I've in many posts ,showing the crisis that was brewing in Boeing w...
by k prasad
27 Feb 2013 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

k prasad -ji, if you do not mind, please do look at some of the posts at the very first few pages. They cover the material in depth. Thanks Sanku-ji. Will do so. Would also love to hear your reasoning to some of my questions that might've not been dealt with by you in some detail. On an aside, Look...
by k prasad
26 Feb 2013 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Oh, and PS.... If the argument is to make a case for procuring the Il-476, rather than any particular opposition to the C-17, then we could discuss that for the next round of heavy lifter purchases, which, from what we hear, even the IAF doesnt mind evaluating the Il-476 for. So that's not even an i...
by k prasad
26 Feb 2013 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

With no offense to many of the esteemed posters on this thread, at many points, its hard to understand the thread of logic that seems to be faulting the C-17 acquisition process. I'm still trying to figure out what the exact opposition to the C-17 is, because it is either unclear, changes with every...
by k prasad
22 Feb 2013 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 129205

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Here's a philosoraptor question... given that a flare is fired as an evasive maneuver by the targetted aircraft, is it a good thing or a bad thing for the missile to miss the flare? ;-)

Anyway, i'm guessing they won't use guided missiles in the demo?? Could some gurus answer maadofy?
by k prasad
22 Feb 2013 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 303683

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

4 billion or 5, I guess its a question of capability. C-17 can carry upto 70 tons of payload, the Il-76 can do 45-50. For Leh, that might reduce, which makes the Il-76 far less effective than the C-17. The C-17 was apparently able to lift a fair load even in Leh in hot and high conditions as opposed...
by k prasad
21 Feb 2013 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545400

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

he didnt say if the 10 would have totally indian radar. most likely it would be a souped up elta radar with indian support systems onboard. the EMB145 will eventually number around 20 for sure, cheaper and gap fillers are needed all over place. but they must finish it quick and meet all the benchma...
by k prasad
21 Feb 2013 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545400

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Wow... very interesting. So we're looking at what... 5 Phalcon on Il-76, 10 DRDO AWACS on western platform 6 DRDO AEW&CS on EMB-145 thats 21 platforms in total, which includes 15 full platforms. In comparison, USA has 32 E-3s, NATO has 18. 21 is a very good number. Needs to be augmented with a g...

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