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by darshhan
06 Aug 2018 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773800

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534479

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: 2033
Views: 404443

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: 2033
Views: 404443

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: 2033
Views: 404443

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773800

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534479

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: 3468
Views: 385520

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534479

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 Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534479

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...
by darshhan
28 May 2018 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 610
Views: 65240

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

By the way American fanboys on BRF are nowhere to be seen now. Looks like all of them fled with tails tucked between their legs.
by darshhan
28 May 2018 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 610
Views: 65240

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Forget Military, GOI should advise even the civil airline companies to go only for Airbus and not boeing. As far as Defence imports are concerned, Avoid American systems like plague. Americans are betrayers and they are never going to change. Also we should try to resell Indigenisation is the only v...
by darshhan
25 May 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4239
Views: 773800

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

across all 3 forces, how many Brahmos missiles do you guys think India needs ? Please let the answers not be fanciful like "hundreds of thousands" and so on. Please answer with a number thats ideal to successfully see through a realistic scenario like a 2-front war, or 40 days of intense ...
by darshhan
20 May 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4076
Views: 653536

Re: Small Arms Thread

These state police forces have good tactical gear. But what about their level of training?
by darshhan
20 May 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1380
Views: 166826

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

these days american salesmen & fanboys far outnumber the lone russian gear loyalist. To add to russian misery, even that lone russian gear loyalist is extremely crude. This level of crudeness actually backfires by producing extreme revulsion and contempt for perceived or real slavishness toward...
by darshhan
20 May 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

Made for each other. Ajai Shukla reports and we believes. It is actually interesting that one hand we diss media all the time and then end up believing the reports published by the same media organisations. Couldn't get more ironical than this. What is even more interesting is then these reports ar...
by darshhan
18 May 2018 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

No Guru, but fwiw...For the ols k, a2g and ols uem, a2a on the newer fulcrums, weight was around 100kg, and 75kg respectively. IIRC, it weighs much more if it's on the flanker, closer to 150kg because it's a lot bigger. Gripen ng system is Around 40kg... http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/-/skyward-...
by darshhan
18 May 2018 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

A question to the gurus.What is the typical weight of a complete IRST system on an aircraft.?pls give some examples. Consider both pod as well as aircraft intrgrated ones like the one present in SU30s.
by darshhan
15 May 2018 00:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 740494

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ I knew Reliance had fiscal issues but this is a bad blow. We need the private sector to contribute otherwise we’ll be stuck on the PSU treadmill of delays leading to cost inflation leading to more delays leading to more cost inflation . . . Anil bhai(younger brother) simply does not have it in ...
by darshhan
13 May 2018 17:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 740494

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Have Russians ever even indicated that they are ready to sell fulcrum's design and other ipr for a price? Why would they do so? It wouldnt be easy to convince them.

Looks to me that we are discussing hot air only.
by darshhan
12 May 2018 14:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2444
Views: 286587

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Building them isn't a technologically complex undertaking either. It's fairly bread and butter civil engineering to build with a series of standardized viaduct slipformed sections and piers made at multiple locations, install the piers, hoist and load performed sections upon piers by bridge buildin...
by darshhan
11 May 2018 17:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 740494

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

By the time you sign the dotted line, qualify a new engine, radar, go from IOC to FOC another 10-12 years would have gone by. Do you still think it will be worth it if that is the timeline? Well, the gripen ng is not so far from this state, probly worse. At least the fulcrum has a naval variant. Ye...
by darshhan
10 May 2018 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 610
Views: 65240

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

...... - RAM Coating & Processes (page 60 of RFI document) - Single Crystal Blade Manufacturing Process (page 62 of RFI) - Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) radar, T/R module fabrication, Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology (page 63 of RFI) - Technologies for minimising RCS & IR signature...
by darshhan
10 May 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 610
Views: 65240

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

- Pages 58 to 73 of the RFI will give anyone asthma + angina + heart attack, all at the same time Lol. Our bureaucrats will ensure that there is no option besides the indigenous one, even if unintentionally. :lol: By the way who are the guys drafting these documents. I am actually starting to like ...
by darshhan
10 May 2018 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242673

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

India is the key to PAKFA. http://www.businessinsider.com/f-35-sales-russia-threat-su-57-stealth-jet-2018-3?r=UK&IR=T And.. https://amp.businessinsider.com/russian-su-57-stealth-jet-photos-reveal-its-a-threat-to-f-22-f-35-2018-5 This highlights the true purpose of Russia's new fighter - not to ...
by darshhan
09 May 2018 18:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231250

Re: Indian Roads Thread

'Cause many if not most of the construction/EPC companies are in no financial shape to take up the projects by themselves even if they have the technical credentials and expertise. One of the major reasons is one sided government contracts(with added paperwork) plus delayed payments for the work do...
by darshhan
09 May 2018 18:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231250

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Astaldi is not an investor. They are a construction and engineering firm. They were the main contractors for a range of projects like the Rome Metro, Naples Metro and other large projects in their own country. The lack of sizeable homegrown heavy engineering and construction firms capable of taking...
by darshhan
08 May 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242673

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

New Second Stage Id 30 Engine Seen on the Left Side , new TVC Nozzle with Saw Tooth can be seen on 052 Test platform for the engine https://scontent-arn2-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/13f55330529149d647390eed9d19cd1d/5B9561C3/t51.2885-15/s1080x1080/e35/31375887_1739248059489247_307189495667621888_n.jpg Wow...
by darshhan
08 May 2018 23:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2880
Views: 231250

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Thats ~400 cr per kilometer. There is no land acquisition cost unlike in Delhi EPE. India has surely become expensive. Why do we still need foreign joint ventures to build a bridge? 'Cause many if not most of the construction/EPC companies are in no financial shape to take up the projects by themse...
by darshhan
05 May 2018 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 1968
Views: 220854

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://www.forbes.com/sites/panosmourdoukoutas/2018/04/15/what-is-china-doing-to-pakistan-the-same-thing-it-did-to-sri-lanka/#3ab096fdff53 What Is China Doing To Pakistan? The Same Thing It Did To Sri Lanka Panos Mourdoukoutas , CONTRIBUTOR One day, China will turn Pakistan into its own “semi-colo...
by darshhan
04 May 2018 10:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 977
Views: 91337

Re: Understanding the US- Again

American involvement outside of western hemisphere only reinforces the status quoists and prevents the geopolitical situations from returning to their natural order. This also benefits the deep state as well as their extremely corrupt and malicious Military Industrial complex.
by darshhan
04 May 2018 10:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 977
Views: 91337

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Tom Friedman is bashing Trump while writing about US-China trade negotiations. One malaise with elites is they think they know what is needed. Same way Tom F think she knows what Trump should do! Donald Chump has irrevocably lost Korea for the United States. The North-South detente is moving forwar...
by darshhan
03 May 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2200
Views: 371714

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

I have a simple question. If Indian army attacks a paki post using Nag missiles, how will the pakis come to conclusion if it was a ground launched version of nag or a chopper/ucav Helina version. For that matter is it even possible to ascertain the nature and type of munition conclusively after it h...
by darshhan
02 May 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2579
Views: 242673

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

When will we get our $300 million that we invested back? Shouldn't Russians return it?
by darshhan
02 May 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

SaiK wrote:Valkyrie is mammoth with double the wingspan.


Was it even mass produced?
by darshhan
02 May 2018 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

If we have tejas and mkis in great numbers(>300), I doubt if we even need any other fighter. I mean what is the point in duplication.
by darshhan
02 May 2018 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2033
Views: 404443

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

Shot as such is nothing special but gives you a sense of proportion between the 3 planes - https://farm1.staticflickr.com/824/27971582858_c9cbb9e77f.jpg Su-30 MKI Tejas Jaguar Formation 2 by Delhi defence Review , on Flickr Most interesting would be the result of exercises which feature Tejas and S...
by darshhan
01 May 2018 18:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11466
Views: 677297

Re: Levant crisis - III

My conjarn is that Khmeimim has become Target #1. Hope Gen. Vodkov is reading this deep insight and will do the needful. What are those things that look like bales of cotton sitting in rows between the planes? TOW-absorbers? Hesco bags used for protection and fortifications. https://en.m.wikipedia....
by darshhan
01 May 2018 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 330957

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

Shedding Copius amount of blood(both enemy's as well as one's own) without flinching is the absolute minimum Qualification requirement when it comes to ruling the world. If Bharat wants to be the next superpower, it should not and cannot afford to fret over 17 martyred test pilots. 'cause more dead ...
by darshhan
01 May 2018 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 330957

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

Another link based on a diary of a test pilot who actually died in the aircraft he was supposed to be testing. ohn K. Northrop and Glen Edwards never met, but their paths nearly crossed in February 1946, at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Captain Edwards, a 50-mission veteran of World War II, had earn...

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