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by nachiket
28 Mar 2020 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941268

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

What I was saying is buy the khali airframe from Russia. Mig29 M khali airframe is excellent. In terms of aerodynamics it is right up there! MWF cannot match it. It is almost at par with EF and Rafale. LRUs including of radar we will fit. The ones that we will fit in the AMCA. So, when AMCA airfram...
by nachiket
27 Mar 2020 11:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What exactly does "test more" mean, anyway ? Pick a few random people off the street and draw blood ? I understand that there are asymptomatic carriers, but they either manifest the symptoms in say 14 days or beat the infection. Given the lockdown, they aren't likely to spread it too much...
by nachiket
27 Mar 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941268

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

But why do you think Mig35 would be inferior to Mk1A/MWF in BVR if both have the same radar and avionics package. In fact, the Mig35 airframe can take a bigger radar too. In my khayali pullao we will be fielding, testing optimizing the AMCA's Uttam-based radar on the Mig35. Same radar? You are cons...
by nachiket
27 Mar 2020 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941268

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

A part of me says let the Mig-35s win the next 128 aircraft deal. We will only pay license fee for the airframe. We will build the airframes here in India to the latest standard. We will fit all the LRUs including the radar that will go into AMCA on these airframes. In short, we will test and optim...
by nachiket
27 Mar 2020 04:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941268

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

Does anybody know of what standard those mothballed Mig29s that IAF is trying to get originally were? They were original variants, which means the best we can get out of the bird after due upgrades will be current Baaz upgrade standard. SMT standard. No Ms or Ks. Back in 2012 RAC Mig General Direct...
by nachiket
26 Mar 2020 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69793

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ramana wrote:All good feedback

I see a dichotomy here. Mil folks on twitter can block those whom they don't want to read.
We don't have such a feature in a forum.


We do have a way to block posters. Only moderators don't have that option.
by nachiket
26 Mar 2020 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69793

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ks_sachin wrote:Ramana I was discussing the Negev with my dad who is an infantryman. Happy to field any specific questions.

Any chance of him joining here?
by nachiket
26 Mar 2020 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Is there then, any reason why the FOC Tejas Mk1 cannot carry the pylon apart from it probably not having been flight tested across the Tejas' flight envelope and certified? It would straightaway double the number of CCMs or allow carriage of a SPJ with 3 CCMs in total. If a conflict breaks out, the...
by nachiket
26 Mar 2020 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69793

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ks_sachin wrote:The FN-MAG is the MMG as we call it and is a dedicated support weapon in the inf batallion. Difficult to cart around.

Does that mean the MAG is allocated at battalion level (1 per battalion)? That sounds very low. Or is it Company level?
by nachiket
26 Mar 2020 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 373
Views: 66304

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

If MoD hadn't paid dues to the tune of thousands of crores to a private company (foreign or domestic) there would be arbitration proceedings going on right now and MoD would end up paying through their (taxpayer's) noses eventually. They know that very well. So they don't default on payments to priv...
by nachiket
25 Mar 2020 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69793

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

It looks like modernised Bren with belt feed and auto selector. Wish ARDE had tried to upgrade the BREN over the many decades and IA had some officers with vision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRMHDqe_k5Y That looks more like a modernized FN-MAG than a modernized Bren.....which brings me to the ...
by nachiket
25 Mar 2020 00:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

This is also a great opportunity to physically clean up the country and particularly the urban areas. Build modern and clean city public spaces - as people saw in astonishment just how physically modern a city like Wuhan is. It's not hard to do - it's literally just bread and butter street infrastr...
by nachiket
24 Mar 2020 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941268

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

V_Raman wrote:If the costs escalate and comparable to western h/w - we can as well go for western h/w.

The AF already tried. They wanted the A330. Bean counters stopped that.
by nachiket
24 Mar 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Is it possible to apply the same dark grey color to the nose cone as well? Or does the material (quartz) of the radome restrict it to specific colors? We can see this in the M2k and Su-30 fleet as well. The older models had a black radome. The M2k-I has a light grey radome as does the newer Su-30 bu...
by nachiket
23 Mar 2020 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941268

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

So basically we have 3 refuelers for the entire Air Force. Unbelievable.
by nachiket
23 Mar 2020 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196491

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

As early as 2017, work was happening on auto-landing based on navigational aids and AI based vision. They must have progressed a lot from there. Flying from point A to point B over a list of waypoints is routinely done by all airliners from 80s. Tejas can definitely do that. Approach and landing is...
by nachiket
23 Mar 2020 12:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Manish_P wrote:May i ask where in mumbai are they based, Nachiket ji?

Vile Parle.
by nachiket
23 Mar 2020 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

People are shifting to the Japanese model now that community spread has happened. Slowly all we can do is just manage the fever. This cannot be contained anymore. This is a wrong way to look at it. We can't stop the spread but what we can do is control the rate of new infections. Total number of in...
by nachiket
23 Mar 2020 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 490872

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Leasing a few civilian cargo planes can be helpful. Not every supply mission needs a C-17, IL-76 or An-32. An old 737 cargo conversion might work well.
by nachiket
23 Mar 2020 11:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think Modi ji needs to address the nation again quickly and tell people that the one day curfew needs to be extended to one or two weeks. After the successful curfew yesterday things seem to be getting back to normal in cities which is a bad thing. The one day curfew should be a dress rehearsal fo...
by nachiket
21 Mar 2020 00:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think we dont have so many ventilators. Somewheres reading Delhi has only 500, which would mean around 5,000 or so, all over India. DRDO and IITs should come up with a plan to design, develop and manufacture a ventilator by the millions in 3 weeks. It is doable. At the very basic, it is a clean a...
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

yensoy wrote:
1. It is a flu virus. Flu virus hits the worst during cold weather, and change of season (into cold or wet weather).

It is not a Flu virus. Coronaviruses belong to a different family of viruses than Influenza viruses.
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 23:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Forewarned is forearmed, India needs stricter measures maybe even enact an emergency if required before it is too late ., people cannot be running around or escape at will if tested positive !! Unfortunately this might be needed sooner than you think. The number of cases has reached 200. If you com...
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Deal for 83 Tejas fighters passes bureaucratic hurdle It could take one more year for formal contract...??? I thought only CCS approval is the last stage... MoD will move at its own pace regardless of other considerations like falling squadron strength and a Mig-21 fleet on its last legs etc. Expec...
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Cain Marko wrote:
nachiket wrote:MRCA procurement was started 20 years ago...

Point is.... In context of that tweet, how will 6 tankers make that much difference?

Replied here: viewtopic.php?p=2421955#p2421955

Would have been off-topic here.
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941268

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

MRCA procurement was started 20 years ago... Point is.... In context of that tweet, how will 6 tankers make that much difference? Doubling the tanker capacity won't make a difference? And if we buy A330's it would more than double since they carry more fuel and have greater endurance (and possibly ...
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Cain Marko wrote:
nachiket wrote:They did. They were trying to buy 6 more tankers remember? That deal went nowhere.

Yeah but there hardly seems much urgency about it. The mrca and rafale purchases seemed higher priority.

MRCA procurement was started 20 years ago...
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 04:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Cain Marko wrote: They must have thought of this....

They did. They were trying to buy 6 more tankers remember? That deal went nowhere.
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/DefenceDecode/status/1240226201689444355?s=20 ----> DARE's MAYAVI EW Suite developed especially for Tejas. Few components from this suite like Tarang 2 RWR is used in the Su-30MKI too. EW suite includes an RWR, MAW and an LWR system, Infrared & Ultraviolet missile warning se...
by nachiket
20 Mar 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

There is no HP on the Mk1/Mk1A where that SPJ pod is shown.
by nachiket
19 Mar 2020 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328206

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

A force that didn't come or respond in kargil, BalakOt, and salala raid , wanted to shoot USAF chopper. Mod sir, do you really believe the story? That is not exactly true. In Kargil they kept their patrols on their side since our fighters did not cross LoC usually and they did not want to start an ...
by nachiket
19 Mar 2020 10:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4811
Views: 939192

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I had disagreements with you in past and do not totally agree with your line of thought., Though The (in-) action of MoF and RBI in the face of the greatest economic threat in a generation is going to go down as a shameful chapter in the history of Indian economic policy-making . Sounds hyperbolic,...
by nachiket
19 Mar 2020 02:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1537
Views: 244455

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Absolute insanity from SA and Russia. Demand is falling like crazy because of the coronavirus and these guys are still pumping out oil at full speed. Now they are saying that there may not be enough space to store all this oil that nobody is buying. Oil collapses by another 24% to $20. It hasn't bee...
by nachiket
19 Mar 2020 01:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4039
Views: 296252

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

If Favipiravir is a relatively new drug, won't the Japanese company which developed it still have a patent on it? How can we get a generic so soon?
by nachiket
19 Mar 2020 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653262

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Astra is being integrated for MK1A. After that is done, eventually Astra will also be backported to IOC/FOC jets. Astra integration with MMR is a non-issue. The advantages of owning and having access to all avionics systems. It will be a non-trivial task in any other IAF jet and might require us to...
by nachiket
18 Mar 2020 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196491

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Why would you waste the space inside the fuselage and wings? Well you don't. Inside of having fuel tanks, you place lrus. Specially in the fuselage. There might be space in wings, where you cannot place kit. Those can be filled with fuel. However even in case of wings, it would be more useful to ha...
by nachiket
18 Mar 2020 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196491

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Why would you waste the space inside the fuselage and wings?
by nachiket
18 Mar 2020 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 200
Views: 45123

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The extra batch could be the 21 aircraft order that was talked about earlier. Not a bad way to quickly and cheaply shore up numbers without adding a new type. The aircraft is quite potent after the new upgrade. We can make it more so if we integrate the Astra on it.
by nachiket
17 Mar 2020 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196491

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I have always been perplexed by the big complicated wing chosen by the LCA designers. There does not seem to be any obvious reason for it especially in view of the fact that LCA MKI does not match Mirage 2000 performance. LCA Mk1 was never supposed to match M2k performance! It was supposed to be a ...
by nachiket
17 Mar 2020 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610524

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Mod-Note: This has gone on long enough. NO more discussion about Backfires for IN here unless the IN itself expresses explicit interest in it. Warnings/bans will follow if this rule is violated.

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