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by darshhan
11 Dec 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2958
Views: 616097

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

1. LCA MK1 and MK1A both are very small aircraft. Hence inspite being a non stealthy aircraft it has a very small rcs. That should enable it to close much further against enemy aircraft. Which implies that that BVR missile carried by Tejas can do with a smaller range compared to that of meteor. For ...
by darshhan
08 Dec 2018 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2958
Views: 616097

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Kartik wrote:Anyone notice how Toilet news paper's Rajat Pandit has gone silent? With positive news on the LCA flowing, he doesn't seem to have any new fake news to peddle.


His foreign sponsors probably stopped paying him as he was not being effective enough.
by darshhan
30 Nov 2018 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I truly and fervently wish SAAB goes through with this. I have my reasons... :wink: But only if it leads to complete junking of the vshorads import plan altogether. There is absolutely no point in enabling others to rob yourself. Also with QRSAM program making progress, there will be less utility o...
by darshhan
30 Nov 2018 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527394

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:Cheen could start uparming iran ?


Chinese would love to arm the Iranians. The only problem is the ability(or rather inability) of the iranians to make the payments.
by darshhan
30 Nov 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 573
Views: 82204

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Looks like we are stuck with the Mig-29K for the Vikramaditya and the Vikrant. Is the Mig-29K a totally hopeless case, or can we work with Russia in a concerted way, like we did for the SU-30MKI, to fix its issues? Just a thought. The MiG-29K was never designed to be operated as a carrier based fig...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2018 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

It seems that most of the foreign vendors see GOI and Indian Military as a bank with infinite cash reserves, to whom they can quote any fancy amount and which will be accepted. The only problem with this approach is why bother with arms procurement, if it leads to us getting bankrupt. A bankrupt and...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2018 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Here we couldn't fix t-90 two decades after buying it, we are still fixing su-30 and now let's add igla to the list. Jai ho! KaranM, This is the truth. And the only alternative for us is to go for the home grown solution. Which should take about 3 years to get into trial and testing phase if starte...
by darshhan
27 Nov 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Wonder if these Igla-S thingies will work against small UAVs, if it gets fitted with IIR? Cheen's smaller UAVs are going to be the ones that Indian military will have to deal a lot up in the hills and bringing down a few using a cheap mijjile bought from a yard-sale might help keep cheen's stocks v...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another hope is that when we are manufacturing the later stages we will able to slap a nag derived IIR seeker and built future versions in house That is the hardware part only. You will have to develop the algorithms/software part separately. That is the most critical and complex aspect. Hardware i...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Singha wrote:is this a igla or strela can anyone make out?
it worked, whatever it was. mostly these are good ambush weapons in the hills.



As per the comments on the video, it is an earlier generation igla
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Neshant wrote:
Is the decommissioned stock from the Russian army about to land up in the Indian inventory.



Worth more than a gold mine for Baloch freedom fighters. If only Mother Russia agrees to supply to Balochi fighters.
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Igla-S are quite frequently used by various Syrian rebels with mixed success. Mixed success is more than enough to force a change in standard helicopter and transport aircraft tactics for most of the time. Forget actual firing of a manpad, even the knowledge that opfor in a particular sector has ac...
by darshhan
25 Nov 2018 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another point to note. Mistral and Saab's version are both much costlier than igla s. For the same amount you can have almost 2x iglas than if you go for mistral or saab. Now the question becomes " Is one Rbs70/mistral better than 2 igla s ? ".

I doubt if the answer would be affirmative.
by darshhan
24 Nov 2018 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 798
Views: 139341

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I've no idea why we signed that Talwar deal, its okay to buy those Talwars for 8000cr and another 1000 cr for Engines from Ukraine, But why we spend another 3500 cr for know how to build and pays another 13,000 cr to GSL for two more Talwars , Here is a rough calculation according to inputs from To...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

At that height and range it's better to use machine gun. Using SAM is not cost effective. If your target is a cruise missile like tomahawk type approaching low and fast then either as approaching or receding target you are better off using vshord for high sskp , even cross targeting of cruise missi...
by darshhan
24 Nov 2018 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

JTull wrote:Seems, from Saurabh Joshi article, Igla-S needs a desi guidance package!


To bacha kya Manpad banane ke liye.
by darshhan
23 Nov 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

S-400, we'll only know once we induct. My point is Aroor is a sensationalist & as you say, not cent-per-cent reliable. However, multiple reports have alluded to the Igla-S being sub-optimal, and when the Russians themselves are inducting the Verba , I do hope we didn't get ourselves a 1.5 Billi...
by darshhan
12 Nov 2018 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400325

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I believe we have lost 3 of our jawans to Paki sniper fire in the last week alone. I don't know what the best way to counter Paki sniper fire ...by our snipers (difficult to locate most of snipers along LoC)...perhaps it is to escalate the situation to make it unaffordable by TSP to continue to use...
by darshhan
12 Nov 2018 12:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Never understood the purpose of Dhanush. Definitely more than what matches the eye. Probably a test bed for new technologies or our own carrier/ship killer or both. Who knows what's the real story?
by darshhan
05 Nov 2018 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527394

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

brar_w wrote:Why is sitting in what seems to be a parking lot?
so that no body defaults on their parking fees.
by darshhan
02 Nov 2018 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1477
Views: 193018

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Has to have TVC to rover. This is a very complex machine. If you think F-35B is a complex machine to design and maintain, think about this one. But then russians have lot of experience with TVC technology. Although I have my doubts on affordability of this system. Will probably not make it past the...
by darshhan
25 Oct 2018 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 798
Views: 139341

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

ArjunPandit wrote:I hope the Britain is not able to afford this beauty after a decade and India buys this


I hope India does not indulge in such Bhikaari type activity after 10 years
by darshhan
25 Oct 2018 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608024

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

SudeepJ said: In the Indian case, if we can elongate the ATAGs barrel by a couple of meters to take full advantage of the larger chamber, or alternatively devise better shells to achieve (say) 70-80kms range, a regiment can take over the role of providing CAS to a division. Cheaper, organic, faster...
by darshhan
09 Oct 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Innocent till proven guilty Head of Hydraulics-Pneumatics and Warhead Integration (Production Department). Managing a team of 40 Personnel including Systems Engineers, Technical Supervisors and Technicians. Member of CSR and Technology R&D Group of BrahMos. Supervising the new projects at BrahM...
by darshhan
09 Oct 2018 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Prithwiraj wrote:no.. These are strategic acquisitions --- Does China have something similar ?? They will copy it anyways


How will they copy the algorithms/software part?
by darshhan
09 Oct 2018 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527394

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

ArjunPandit wrote:
Singha wrote:In other news cheen announces sale of 48 wing loong2 drones to tsp

These are as big as the reaper

Its endurance and speed may not be at par with reaper but can take 12 atgm

https://youtu.be/bTr_zPbvELU

Who's paying? IMF, China?


Basically China is selling to China itself
by darshhan
05 Sep 2018 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3507
Views: 362661

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I cannot understand IA's obsession with tank cannon fired atgm. What exactly is the point.?

Just have couple of Namicas or any other missile carrier vehicle accompany the tanks. They will be able to do this task much better.
by darshhan
29 Aug 2018 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3291
Views: 603404

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Why then stop at women only, why not members from SC/ST community, why not from minorities let's have them too. What about LGBT community. Please for once stop this social justice nonsense and give only merit a chance, we had enough of it. Exactly. Where does this stop? Tommorrow even transgendered...
by darshhan
29 Aug 2018 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608024

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Pinaka, Grad, SANT, ballistic missile, CBU etc can only be used in a full fledged war. In that scenario there is no reverse slope. IAF can directly hit them using LGB. We are discussing the current fight on LoC, where none of these are available. And no, GoI will not ask IAF to bomb, unless Pak inv...
by darshhan
28 Aug 2018 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608024

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

We need arty fired precision guided shells like US Excalibur but with a perpendicular drop feature over the target to destroy arty positions in reverse slope. The idea of a ramjet powered shell doesn't seem too crazy anymore. Norway's ramjet powered artillery shell If we can destroy two positions o...
by darshhan
06 Aug 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Brahmos is not the right tool for the job. Harris’s ji has captured is best in “jiska kaaj usi ko saadhe”. But an air breathing LRSAM (enlarged SFDR) is an interesting proposition. Interesting pros and cons . Can't really think of any con except when it comes to absolute kinetic performance (not su...
by darshhan
31 Jul 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608024

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I have watched the Zsu being tried on the valiant Shaktiman, 4 ton, and the venerable Tata 7 ton as well. The shock absorbers was what died the quickest death. So you needed ground platforms on the side so you were not translating the recoil shock via the leaf springs or shock absorbers to the grou...
by darshhan
10 Jul 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2958
Views: 616097

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Why Sulur? 1. Just 30 minutes flight or 5 Hours drive away from HAL 2. Relatively empty airspace 3. Deep south, away from prying eyes. 4. Plenty of space. Perhaps we can see Tejas doing low level canyon runs in the hills of Ooty & Coonoor too . I doubt this because of the presence of Cordite Fa...
by darshhan
01 Jul 2018 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2958
Views: 616097

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I would like to add one another point.

If we are sactioned for no mistake of ours and just to satisfy the whims and fantasies of the American deep state, then it actually frees us to resume nuclear testing. So I would say Bring it on.
by darshhan
01 Jul 2018 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2958
Views: 616097

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So what happens to f404 based tejas if caatsa sanctions go through? Do you really have to ask a question to understand what will happen to tejas program if we are sanctioned? But anyways the answer is that we will have to defeat and destroy our military enemies(pakis and/or chinese) in the next war...
by darshhan
22 Jun 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 963109

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Well with most of the technology in place as a result of the nag program. It was always a question mark for me, as to why we were looking at imported weapon rather than developing in house solution. I am happy with the test. It is 7 or 8 year behind time. But as they say. Better late than never. Wh...
by darshhan
15 Jun 2018 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608024

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I can understand the rationale behind arty rounds such as Excalibur or the laser guided rounds or for that matter the PGK. to that extent I also understand the idea behind VLAP or ERFB. But a ramjet powered round makes no sense to me. As you could simply add a solid booster and launch it like a mis...
by darshhan
12 Jun 2018 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3551
Views: 422381

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

A question on the following photo. Are these two units like LRDG type units? Awesome photo! https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1004562904589332481 --> Ultimate peace through ultimate firepower. 10 Para SF Desert Raiders Commandos seated on their Gypsy-based Light Strike Vehicle while a Mi-3...
by darshhan
11 Jun 2018 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608024

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The development trials showed barrel gets worn out around 3000 rounds . So these guns are in first quartile. OFB needs to make spare barrels for future. Thats all. I like the Dhanush for its affordability and as better than the Soltam upgrade. Still much better than tank barrels whose life is measu...
by darshhan
09 Jun 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608024

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Dhanush did come with one disadvantage in terms of organisational backing. The project's main backer in IA was the then chief Gen VK Singh himself. His tenure was scuttled by then current political dispensation and afterwards the powers that be proceeded to dismantle his legacy in everything constru...

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