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by jamwal
03 Mar 2021 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 23
Views: 3561

Re: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)

A longish thread about locations of Chinese PLA, ground forces Brigade (and a few battalion) HQs. Theater Command - TC Group Army - GA MR - Military Region Combined Arms Brigade - CAB CABs can be Heavy, Medium, Light or Amphibious & are comprised of battalions plus a few support units. https://p...
by jamwal
28 Feb 2021 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 23
Views: 3561

Re: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvTEKuQVcAMD5qJ?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvTEMauUUAEyUzQ?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvTENtsUYAMWzFd?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvTEO-LVEAEIM09?format=jpg&name=medium Locations of most...
by jamwal
25 Feb 2021 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 34208

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

M4 is big, yet smaller compared to all other MPVs I have seen in person. This one seems to be an armoured Humvee type while others are like large mini-buses which can't go everywhere.
BTW, what's with just 200 vehicles? Any idea which units will receive them?
by jamwal
25 Feb 2021 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133856

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

These reports were incorrect, however, since they fallaciously compared the basic cost of an Indian-produced Su-30 MKI with the procurement cost per unit of all 83 sanctioned Tejas aircraft, with the latter having been obtained by simply dividing the total CCS outlay by 83. Such ludicrous apples to...
by jamwal
24 Feb 2021 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 34208

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

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Notice the size of this vehicle!
by jamwal
24 Feb 2021 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 759233

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

French Rafale after clipping a power line. Fuel tank is made of metal, but that part of fuselage seems to be something else.

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by jamwal
23 Feb 2021 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 34208

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Isn't it this one? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu46E0qVcAQEPJm?format=jpg&name=small Mahindra's newest armoured military vehicle undergoing testing somewhere in north. Can carry 4 policemen or 7 armymen in same space. Armament includes 31mm canon & coaxial 6.8mm gun. Can be fitted with track...
by jamwal
23 Feb 2021 18:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242439

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Engine of VL Astra seems to be quite different from AAM version. Looks like some kind of vane like structure. Found it: https://scontent.fdel12-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/153433389_3745304932171645_8974160405941927145_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=3&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=K1ExTj4KQgwAX-gZiaQ&_...
by jamwal
23 Feb 2021 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283927

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Jamwal, the US itself is moving to a sub 40 ton light tank (with configurations ranging from 28-38 tons depending upon armor) for its infantry brigade combat teams (prototype vehicles from GD and BAE being currently evaluated). The Stryker is mobile, easier to deploy and smaller but probably not th...
by jamwal
23 Feb 2021 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 23
Views: 3561

Re: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu6HN-6U4AQKYsr?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu6HqLFVcAYYtIA?format=png&name=small https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eu6H3FmVcAMlbNz?format=jpg&name=medium Added some new data to Chinese Air Force page and made it a bit more readable. It's stil...
by jamwal
22 Feb 2021 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 186
Views: 57184

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

https://www.wargamevault.com/index.php
OneBookShelf operates a family of online marketplaces connecting creators to fans. For wargaming, literature and other sources. Interesting website
by jamwal
22 Feb 2021 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283927

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

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Arjun can't be inducted because of entirely new logistics and doctrines, but Russian imports of a new category of tanks are OK. Right.
by jamwal
22 Feb 2021 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5271
Views: 1136493

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://www.rajnathsingh.in/speeches-in-english/union-budget-2021-22-is-a-healthy-mix-of-promise-potential-and-progress-raksha-mantri/ Union Budget 2021-22 is a healthy mix of promise, potential, and progress: Raksha Mantri Towards this goal, Ministry of Defence has taken many steps, one of the impo...
by jamwal
22 Feb 2021 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242439

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

VLS canister based system can be deployed on ships, smaller size than Akash
by jamwal
20 Feb 2021 15:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283927

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Now L& T having finished delivering their order for K-9 Vajra SP 155mm howitzers,want more orders or permission to turn it into a light tank. An estimate is that this would bring it down to around 30t,still in the med. category. An idea reg. our AV developent often mentioned is to use a T-90 tu...
by jamwal
19 Feb 2021 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283927

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

4 man crew usually needs more space than 3 crew + autoloader. Willing to be corrected if wrong.
by jamwal
19 Feb 2021 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283927

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

People are claiming that K9 Vajra can be converted in to a light tank just by replacing 155mm gun with something smaller. Unfortunately, things are not so simple. Weights: K9: 50t T-90 medium tank: 46-48t T-15 light tank: 33-36t Company says a smaller gun will decrease weight by 10t. Then it'll need...
by jamwal
19 Feb 2021 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44568

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

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Woke geniuses of Twitter are now censoring and flagging tweets by Indian PM. This one is not even "sensitive" by any stretch of imagination for anyone.
by jamwal
18 Feb 2021 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4437
Views: 879758

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

With China challenge hanging, India bolstering defences in North East with troop reorientation https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/with-china-challenge-hanging-india-bolstering-defences-in-north-east-with-troop-reorientation/articleshow/81076287.cms 18 Feb 2021 As part of a multi-pron...
by jamwal
18 Feb 2021 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 21
Views: 3182

Re: Pakistan Order Of Battle (ORBAT)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EugaBqjVoAELJnP?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EugadVXVgAIkWg5?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuglYS4VoAIRAzC?format=png&name=large Considering the number of aircraft (civil & military both) they have, Pakis sure have...
by jamwal
18 Feb 2021 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360268

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

There are some other birds too which I've heard and noticed since late 90s.
by jamwal
18 Feb 2021 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360268

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Are there any plans to move or raise any air force units at Jammu airport? The runway is being lengthened from 6500 to 800 ft. It is an IAF base with a civil annexure/enclave. The expansion work is being undertaken by IAF too. One major security risk is some old grave which has been converted in to ...
by jamwal
18 Feb 2021 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Rakesh wrote:Starting a new thread, as the old one was locked.

Please add link to old one
by jamwal
17 Feb 2021 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Seeking papers for CAPS, Delhi
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Seeking papers for CAPS, Delhi

Nearly all of these are for domain experts, not normal hobbyist civilians like majority of this forum. I can think of only 4-5 people here who can write anything on the 26 topics you mentioned.
by jamwal
16 Feb 2021 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)
Replies: 23
Views: 3561

Re: China Order of Battle (ORBAT)

Chinese Air Force Orbat In December 2011, PLAAF started creation of Air Brigade structure by upgrading 14 existing Air Regiment (AR) HQs and abolished 4 existing Air Division HQs. All the brigades were assigned to one of four Bases New Command Structure for fighter and ground attack aircraft is as ...
by jamwal
16 Feb 2021 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242439

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If Astra which will be tested this year can have range of 160km, then it is safe to assume that some of our newer SAMs have much longer range than advertised.
by jamwal
13 Feb 2021 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283927

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Pakis have already done so. What is the thought process behind this? Smaller groups for multiple locations?
by jamwal
13 Feb 2021 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233755

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Good article https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/special-report/story/20210222-the-firearms-trap-1768538-2021-02-13 The firearms trap India's armed forces suffer due to crippling dependence on whimsical global weapons manufacturers. Behind the crisis is the country's flawed firearms production-acquis...
by jamwal
13 Feb 2021 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 186
Views: 57184

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

British and Chinese got their nuke designs from Americans and Soviets respectively. Only other declared nuclear powers which made nukes on their own are France and India.

Any argument against it?
by jamwal
12 Feb 2021 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627500

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

https://www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/pakistan-china-army-gwadar-dubai-model-development-elite-luxury-clubs-baloch-people#read-more Pakistan-China Collusion: Why Some Baloch Are Building Elite Clubs Here’s why some Baloch are living a charmed, fairytale existence, while others continue to suffer. ...
by jamwal
12 Feb 2021 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233755

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.indiatoday.in/india-today-insight/story/indian-army-embarks-on-a-new-hunt-for-carbines-1768612-2021-02-12 Indian Army embarks on a new hunt for carbines The Indian Army has issued a fresh Request for Information (RFI) for a fast-track procurement of 93,895 carbines. This comes five month...
by jamwal
12 Feb 2021 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133856

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

If anyone figures out where one can buy this book, please post it here. https://www.drdo.gov.in/monograph/radiance-indian-skies-tejas-saga (The "Download" link the above page only includes introductions, TOC, etc.) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuAYrf3UYAEooJn?format=jpg&name=medium The...
by jamwal
12 Feb 2021 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133856

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

A fairly large number of countries dont need all advanced features like full fledged AESA, integration with so many diverse weapons, ecm systems and so on. Countries like Myanmar, Bangladesh, Kenya, Peru and a few others which have air forces but no significant external threats can be potential cust...
by jamwal
11 Feb 2021 22:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4449
Views: 896531

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Chinese have already been involved in regime changes in Seychelles, Mauritius and Myanmar. It's not wise to underestimate them. For weak and unstable states like most of Africa and island nations, all it takes is a few local contacts and some money. With decline of US, UK and what seems to be growin...
by jamwal
10 Feb 2021 20:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44568

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

His mother is Malini something, Lutyens liberal journalist type. Not sure about Swamy.

This Koo is unusable on PC browsers. Can't do anything after OTP entry. I keep social software on phone to an absolute minimum, so no chance of joining it till they fix it.
by jamwal
10 Feb 2021 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Social Media Watch Thread
Replies: 458
Views: 44568

Re: Social Media Watch Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygLqwA3nPG4&feature=youtu.be I just wonder how this AI Mitra got famous as a defence expert. Nothing of value in the video, just a lot of pompous rants. Starts with asking Uttam for Rafale, claims India had AESA tech when we bought Phalcon, India being anthropolog...
by jamwal
10 Feb 2021 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5400

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

IMRH presentation during Aero India. Tons of details on IMRH including designs shared. Among other details, "The wind tunnel tests have been better than expectation. The actual performance characteristics are more than likely to be better than indicated." We are truly on way to being Self...
by jamwal
08 Feb 2021 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 2536

Re: Light Utility Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

LUH received IOC and LCH handed over before contract signing. This is the 1st instance of a local machine's variants seeing some success after failed attempts of Marut and INSAS. True lungi dance moment which many seem to have missed.
by jamwal
05 Feb 2021 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283927

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Nearly 76 crore per tank of this category with support and spares is not bad. If the local engine is used, then cost can be brought lower, I think. T-90 were cheap per unit but came without air-conditioning, poor armour and defective electronics.

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