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by abhik
21 Sep 2019 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So, APU-173 is rail launcher (evident from the videos) while APU-173 AKU-170E "drops" the missile right?

Edited.
by abhik
21 Sep 2019 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388863

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

That 1.3 billion euro we are paying for Rafael enhancements must be close to half of what we have spent on LCA development?
by abhik
19 Sep 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76943

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^^^
The Mk-2 model has a "tail" - haven't noticed that before - any idea what it is for?
by abhik
19 Sep 2019 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^ I'd be very surprised if any defense sale materializes to Middle Eastern countries. They're a stronghold of US, UK, France and they don't really make decisions based on cost. I hope we churn Astras out like sausages for IAF's needs. IIRC OFB won a large contract to supply 155mm rounds to UAE, so ...
by abhik
16 Sep 2019 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710540

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1173613815705026562 ---> On IAF’s post-Balakot feelers on possible Meteor missile integration on Mirage 2000, @byMBDA has responded saying MICA NG a lower cost/risk, better fit solution than Meteor on the Mirage platform. Per below press release MICA NG will be p...
by abhik
16 Sep 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710540

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

While on the subject any updates on PG-HSLD, anywhere close to being ordered? It's been some time since it was last in news.
by abhik
16 Sep 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491364

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There was no deliberate miss. If you read the Denel description the SOW needs guidance from the launching plane and if that breaks off it goes awry. Abhinandan scramble made the guidance plane break off. BTW the H-2/H-4/RAAD is updated Nazi Hs 293 and nothing more. Not sure. Looked like a deliberat...
by abhik
13 Sep 2019 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577037

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A Gulfstream G550 would have been the perfect platform IMO, a ~95% solution at probably half the cost rather than the huge A330 which we are not able to afford - we need the numbers.
by abhik
13 Sep 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 542479

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

^^^
After the road is built, I bet our "perception" of the border also changes. No wonder Chinese salami slicing can continued over the past decades.
by abhik
11 Sep 2019 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33548

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

^^^
Maybe HAL should offer the Il-112 or An-132 as a competition to C-295.
by abhik
09 Sep 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491364

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

@Kashi and @Aditya_V saars, if the strike at other 2 locations did in fact happen, it will come out in chaiwalla, semi-official grapevine, books etc and heck maybe even a movie. Till then I'll at least discount such claims.
by abhik
09 Sep 2019 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491364

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It's all psyops, no need to take babaji very seriously onlee. And AFAIK no official sources have mentioned the two other strike locations - so let's not turn rumour to truth?
by abhik
08 Sep 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3283
Views: 491364

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

BTW (sorry if I missed if it was discussed previously), did we fire any BVR at the Paki fighters and if not why - if we managed to shoot WVR AAm then why not BVRs?
by abhik
08 Sep 2019 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Does the Kamov Ka-226T have auto blade folding (which was the major complaint with ALH)? Do all the others have it?
by abhik
07 Sep 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any idea if the new Akash order will use the variant of the missile with active seeker?
by abhik
05 Sep 2019 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 532
Views: 54072

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Couple of new videos from the official IAF YouTube channel (don't know if they are from a previous documentary or new): -

by abhik
05 Sep 2019 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388863

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

As per wiki they have 24 on order, reportedly paid for bt the Saudis.
by abhik
04 Sep 2019 07:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 6171

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Second, he claimed that the call was made by people higher up . What does this mean? Did Bernie Sanders, ask him to do so? Maybe, Bernie’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir, who is a Pakistani influence him? This is bizzare. How easy is it to primary this guy? From what I understand even though reps nee...
by abhik
03 Sep 2019 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710540

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

^^^ There must be some down side also to this approach (i.e. maneuverability), it's FPA is nothing special compared to its western contemporaries and weighs about same too (so total energy of it rocket motor should be in the same range). Also in this scenario why not shoot off a BVR missile instead...
by abhik
02 Sep 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8571

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

IIRC the first flight is planned for mid 2020's not 2030, using most likely F-414. Of course things are not moving as fast as they can or need to (including during NDA-2), Mk2 was a confirmed thing over 10 years, yet metal cutting is yet to start - we probably could have designed (every BRFites wet ...
by abhik
02 Sep 2019 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710540

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

details already posted above. apologies didn't see that. twitter Thread: #Indian Air Force plans to buy 21 MiG-29s & 12 Sukhoi 30 fighter jets - A proposal in this regard by the IAF is likely to be taken up before a high-level meeting of the Defence Ministry in the next few weeks If IAF does no...
by abhik
02 Sep 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710540

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

^^^ There must be some down side also to this approach (i.e. maneuverability), it's FPA is nothing special compared to its western contemporaries and weighs about same too (so total energy of it rocket motor should be in the same range). Also in this scenario why not shoot off a BVR missile instead ...
by abhik
02 Sep 2019 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 6171

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Ro Khanna https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1167100607230042113 Ro Khanna @RoKhanna Replying to @FriedrichPieter Important article. It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist &a...
by abhik
02 Sep 2019 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8571

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Is the 4t internal fuel figure on any official literature? Seems hard to believe, even the significantly lighter and less powerful Rafale carried 4t+ internally.
by abhik
01 Sep 2019 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8571

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Aditya_V wrote:Philip, there 2 seperate compartments in the design at the side of Engine inlet for CCM's like F-22

I really doubt this, they have always only shown the single compartment (bomb bay).
by abhik
01 Sep 2019 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 6171

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Ro Khanna https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1167100607230042113 Ro Khanna @RoKhanna Replying to @FriedrichPieter Important article. It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist &a...
by abhik
30 Aug 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

On the other hand, I am actually surprised that this took so long. TD3 flew with the scoops in 2014! A tangential question for those who frequent chaiwallas, do we know how the fund crunch is affecting the HAL development projects (LCH, LUH, HTT-40, the two GT engines etc)? AKAIK HAL is not getting...
by abhik
30 Aug 2019 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3969
Views: 829195

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

RSTV: In Depth - Semi Cryogenic Tech for Gaganyaan
by abhik
27 Aug 2019 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 329072

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

For palletized loads the A-330 MTTR woul be the perfect fit IMO since it is a dual role (we probably can't afford 2 separate aircraft anyways).

As far as C17s are concerned, Qatar has half a dozen of theo, should be our first target.
by abhik
27 Aug 2019 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 915244

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Kaveri is dead, there is hardly any news on what progress has been made in last 10+ years. Same vague info about about snecma core, screech issue, spreadsheet pressure ratios etc. are recycled every few years for time pass discussion here. I don't think this is really informing anybody (you have a p...
by abhik
19 Aug 2019 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A couple other points we need to consider is the HTSE-1200 engine that is in development, a Mk-2 LCH (we seriously need to drop "Light" from the name) will be a perfect candidate- with this it will have almost the same power as early model Apaches. Also HAL was looking at developing rotor ...
by abhik
07 Aug 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^
I very much doubt we got anything from the Israelis, its all our hard work.

XR SAM will also be needed for the Navy, when we eventually graduate to big boy destroyers.
by abhik
07 Aug 2019 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

@kit, IMO the article seems to regurgitate some contradictory rumours/speculations. I wouldn't have posted it here, with no information forth coming from official sources, eventually these rumours become accepted facts.
by abhik
07 Aug 2019 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Wow, that's a pleasant surprise. Is test phase == test launch soon? Also what do we know about this system till date? All i remember is talk of 200-300 km range missile a few years back and then nothing more. Previous govt engaged in tech transfer of long range sam seeker. Tech transfer from whom? ...
by abhik
05 Aug 2019 18:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1995
Views: 222251

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^^
As per another news channel, a couple of SP MP have also resigned.
by abhik
05 Aug 2019 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581393

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Don't you feel the relief on both sides. Next move Pakistan declares GB as province. India makes lukewarm protest. Declares LOC as permanent border. Decades old Kashmir issue resolved. Modi, Imran and Trump jointly win Nobel peace prize. IIRC they have already changed the status of GB a couple year...
by abhik
04 Aug 2019 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 542479

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I think this is where we will see the excalibur rounds shine, taking out specific buildings based on intelligence, one hopes it does not come with restrictive end use agreement.
by abhik
04 Aug 2019 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581393

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

May sound like a silly question but, does winter have any impact on stone chucking and other similar hobbies of KM youths, Or do you wear an extra layer tarp (or whatever) for the cold? Basically what I'm getting at is we we see a drop in infiltration and military activity in winter, but is the same...
by abhik
03 Aug 2019 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581393

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

^^^
Can't really trust unnamed sources, do we have official sources who are in the know (i.e. Amit Shah etc.) saying "nothing to see onlee, plz move on"?

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