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by Prasad
13 Dec 2017 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3377
Views: 463077

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

China already has one OTH radar in Hubei to look at the Pacific. Coupled with monitoring satellites, that gives them decent surveillance capability. Their latest facility in Inner Mongolia is another OTH radar that is supposed to look at NK, Japan, SK sector. Another in SE china to look at our side ...
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2458
Views: 307776

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

We can't. We're spread too thin between the Ghatak & AMCA already. You want another 5th gen program on top of it? :)
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Srai,
Will see if we can add a 500km map too.

Meanwhile LCA facebook page says SP7 had its first flight today.
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Why Building More Tejas Fighters Is A Superior Option For The Indian Air Force Excellent article!. Great work. Loved the selection of data for comparison, use of maps, diagrams and specially the references. Folks, kindly spread the Good Word. Thank you saar. I'd hope people take a good long look at...
by Prasad
12 Dec 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Coming from you saar, that is high praise! I echo Indranil's words. Very well written and comprehensively articulated. The author should take a bow (and DDR for consistently producing such high quality articles). I wish some more had been written on the Tejas's avionics and systems, plus weapons ca...
by Prasad
11 Dec 2017 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Lca is being integrated with the I-Derby ER which has a range of 100km. Guess who sees first first and shoots first? :)
by Prasad
11 Dec 2017 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:Extremely well written article. Good, I can put my half written article aside.

Coming from you saar, that is high praise!
by Prasad
11 Dec 2017 15:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 146
Views: 15410

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Are there green shoots of a capex revival? http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/india-growth-revival-consumer-goods-government-spending-infrastructure-textiles/article9988387.ece? For the first time in six years Srivats Ram, MD of Wheels India, a TVS group company, has begun worrying about ca...
by Prasad
09 Dec 2017 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 3805
Views: 156861

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

Within the MB itself, there are stories that take place on the banks of the saraswati. The river is dry, banks spare and no deer and other animals roam where once the river was full, forests were on its banks full of deer and other animals. Also, hermitages full of sages. There is also the story of ...
by Prasad
07 Dec 2017 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 829
Views: 10399

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Didn't we have a thread on RJBM case in the strat forum too? I tried searching for it but couldn't find it.
by Prasad
05 Dec 2017 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3559
Views: 215510

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

We could team up with Embraer for a C-17 class transport aircraft if needed. Given how quickly they brought out the KC-390, we could have another one in ten years.
Or we could just use civilian ones like the Airbus 330 and get things moving.
by Prasad
04 Dec 2017 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1319
Views: 109400

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Why are we having this discussion every time we talk about nuke reactors? Just move on ffs.
by Prasad
03 Dec 2017 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3377
Views: 463077

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Weren't our coastal surveillance radars supposed to track even fishing boats from the coast? If so, why did we need the Boeing P8I to track ?
by Prasad
02 Dec 2017 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3377
Views: 463077

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Wow. That is going to be one expensive base! Doubt there is much shore land until you hit Kalpakkam.
by Prasad
01 Dec 2017 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Does it matter who is the top honcho when systemic issues abound? If you have a program office, headed by whoever, that is empowered to take decisions and whose word will be final in all decisions related to said particular program, then you can have success. When you have 3 organisations with their...
by Prasad
30 Nov 2017 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Well everyone from SAFRAN to MKU has good looking women manning their stalls :roll: Deejay saar, Squadrons numbers will fall in the 20s. Don't think there is a silver bullet to arrest that fall, even if we agree to the SEF deal. Unfortunate but that is the reality. Quickest way would be more Rafales...
by Prasad
30 Nov 2017 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What could an MKI carry that will let it obtain targetting information on its own for a 450-600km range?
It could get information from some other source via a data-link though. AWACS, satellite or UAV or an IN vessel that is tracking an enemy ship.
by Prasad
29 Nov 2017 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5104
Views: 432547

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rakesh saar,
please dont provide hits to that flea-bitten rag of a portal.
by Prasad
26 Nov 2017 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Do i see twin carriage pylons on the IB. Is that a 800l drop tank on the center? Both ib&mb stations have pylons ready. Did they plumb the mb too?
by Prasad
26 Nov 2017 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

P8Is keep track per a recent ish interview.
by Prasad
25 Nov 2017 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

One can also bank on IAF forming tactics to mask missile launches and confuse the enemy. Anything that caused confusion and delayed enemy response will increase kill probability. When flight time is 17 minutes to target, if you get 10 minutes delay....
by Prasad
25 Nov 2017 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Response to your last question: Is that why we want to go from a airforce whose primary workhorse was the single engined, cheap to operate but excellent within its own limitations MIG-21, expensive multirole twin engine war planes that try to be the jack of all trades and end up being costly while ...
by Prasad
25 Nov 2017 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Saar, In addition to that - an air launched strike means high value target. Say type 55d. So you'd launch multiple missiles at the target from different vectors, with escorts screening the approach. The destroyer/carrier will have escorts too, so a 1:1 target: missile won't be enough imo. Given mult...
by Prasad
24 Nov 2017 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

We're getting hyper theoretical here. Let's look at what PLAN, PN can field. Not the USN. Air launched brahmos might be overkill for the porkis unless they do something that enrages ud so much that we throw a squadron of MKIs at Pindi :twisted: PLA&PLAN are the targets. A 6/700 radius circle fro...
by Prasad
24 Nov 2017 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Mach 1 at sea level is 330-340/s. So Mach 3 is approx 1000m/s. Best would be to target the incoming missile before it starts it's sprint. 100km out is max time you have. At Mach 1 cruise, it'll cover the 300km in just over 15 minutes. QR type SAMs would be best if you can detect early (500km to dete...
by Prasad
24 Nov 2017 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

If terminal sprint is at Mach 3.5, that thing covers 100km in 1.5 minutes. If it does s swerves at that speed, can a ciws keep up? Wiki data but hypothetical anyway. Phalanx has a max range of 3.5km. assume it is effective at that range. at Mach 3.5, the missile will cover the distance to target in ...
by Prasad
24 Nov 2017 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

To put things in perspective, Froggies planted that americans visited chakra news through a Russian news piece.
by Prasad
23 Nov 2017 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

falsus in uno falsus in omnibus Thanks I learned something today and it is exactly applicable in this case. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsus_in_uno,_falsus_in_omnibus OT: i actually learnt this from a tamil movie in which Karthik, the hero, is a lawyer arguing to save his dad from a murder case...
by Prasad
23 Nov 2017 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

falsus in uno falsus in omnibus
by Prasad
23 Nov 2017 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Exactly. Even there, they had the luxury of staging from Saudi with enough distance between them that Saddam couldn't attack first (in 2003). Whereas we are pretty much like two balconies lined up next to each other in a mylapore apartment where your eyes start watering when neighbour throws chillie...
by Prasad
23 Nov 2017 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348833

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Another aspect is that there are many accounts of pilots reporting that the aircraft lurches upward when a heavy bomb like a 2000lb bomb is released. That mki looked rock steady.
by Prasad
23 Nov 2017 10:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Shiv saar, prime threat to "coalition" air forces in the past two decades has not been from derelict cold war era russian built fighters but AAD. The no-fly zone enforcement thing was just waving a big danda with no real effect except as deterrence against air attacks on saudi and kuwait. ...
by Prasad
22 Nov 2017 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Prasad wrote:
srai wrote:Image


Can somebody fix that to show Dynamatic technologies instead of Dynamic please? Gagan was it you who did the graphic?
by Prasad
17 Nov 2017 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272608

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thales already has the RBE2 developed. To fit in LCA they think it can be done. As for weapons trials just buy Astra only. Tejas is ready for that. F414 and Mk2 will be committed unless Congress comes back to power. Given AMCA is likely to be based on the 414, it makes sense to atleast screwdriver ...
by Prasad
16 Nov 2017 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2299
Views: 172765

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

It was Su-24 that allegedly shut down US destroyer over black sea using jamming and electronic equipment. But do we need to use such highly capable fighter for EW ? What else do we have that we can modify? We already have the production stabilised and nearing its end soon. We will be doing an MLU o...
by Prasad
16 Nov 2017 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2299
Views: 172765

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Singha wrote:we could some 36 of these growlahs spread across 4 specialized EW squadrons. could create a fair amount of havoc with the right gear.

Especially given the SAM/AAD threat over Tibet that we dhoti shiver about.

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