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by Prem Kumar
25 Feb 2021 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3421
Views: 872042

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ Super cool. Can be fit into Coast Guard patrol vehicles, UUVs, for harbor defense etc. We need to proliferate "sensors", which can be separated from the shooters like SMART, ASW etc.
by Prem Kumar
25 Feb 2021 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280947

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Has the R&D work even begun for this? Some Twitter handles were saying that some of this has started & the DRDO is looking for a production partner APS is nice in the sense that it can be retrofitted to existing APCs & tin-cans, giving them a quantum jump in survivability. Its a standalo...
by Prem Kumar
24 Feb 2021 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 47926

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Hopefully 2 things will happen: 1) Order for 165 LCH will be placed, instead of the 15. There is nothing more to prove in that helicopter. And we are desperately short of attack helicopters since, lets see ............... Kargil! 2) Helinas will be ordered for the 70 Rudras (560 missiles) + 165 LCH ...
by Prem Kumar
23 Feb 2021 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5309
Views: 1347386

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

Great effort, LakshmanPST! Please keep it updated and it will be very useful
by Prem Kumar
23 Feb 2021 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 33757

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Screwdrivergiri, unfortunately. Am a little disappointed that the order went to Kalyani, when domestic designed & developed platforms were available https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/bharat-forge-gains-on-collaboration-with-paramount-group-for-armoured-vehicles-121022300244_1.html
by Prem Kumar
23 Feb 2021 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I was a bit surprised to see the line about this being deployable on Naval ships after a couple of more tests. The following capabilities need to be demonstrated: 1) Performance against sea-clutter. This is where Trishul got stuck but it was command-guided and we have come a long way since then 2) S...
by Prem Kumar
22 Feb 2021 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116913

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

Does terrain following + avoidance radar also imply a modified FBW to automatically take over controls? I'd assume that would significantly increase the complexity of the FBW software, which is more concerned about the stability of the aircraft than collision avoidance If #2 from above post is also ...
by Prem Kumar
22 Feb 2021 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If its the Astra-2, this would mean that Hemant Rout's original article was correct (except for the SFDR part). We thought it was the ground launch test for IAF's Astra-2, but its the IN's VLSAM test. This would validate IAF's Astra-2's aerodynamics as well 1 stone = 2 mangoes Akash-NG would then be...
by Prem Kumar
22 Feb 2021 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4455
Views: 826312

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Big Announcements. ~Rs70Kcr for Def capital proc during 2021-22. Rs1Kcr for proc of startup products. New negative list in Mar. ~10 midsize projects for industry in Apr. LCH order shortly & LUH by Aug 2022 @SIDMIndia @phdchamber @ASSOCHAM4India @ficci_india @India_iDEX @VishForge https://twitte...
by Prem Kumar
22 Feb 2021 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That's some accelerated testing! Its rare for the 1st test to already be targeting simulated electronic targets at min & max ranges. Usually the VL is tested first, then aerodynamics, avionics & then simulated targets. I don't think its dual pulse, especially if the range is like 40 Km. For ...
by Prem Kumar
22 Feb 2021 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

He tweeted that the test has taken place. No one else seems to have picked up on it. A 40Km range is impressive. I am assuming it will be a Barak-1 replacement, i.e. a modern-day Trishul, with its VLS for the IN For the IA and IAF, there is Akash-1, Akash-1S, MRSAM and upcoming Akash-NG. Not to ment...
by Prem Kumar
22 Feb 2021 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116913

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

Nice progression of indigenization in critical AESA tech

1) Phalcon radar --> Netra
2) Green Pine --> LRTR
3) ELTA 2084 --> Arudhra
4) ELTA 2052 --> Uttam
5) MFSTAR --> ??

ELTA ain't gonna be too happy
by Prem Kumar
22 Feb 2021 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116913

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

Phenomenal news! They must've gotten over the A2G and A2S hurdles in the executive jet, to have such confidence! Great to see that the A2A mode is operating better than they expected Even as far as 3 years back, Uttam had the capability to detect a 2 sq.m target at 150 Km. It must be doing better th...
by Prem Kumar
19 Feb 2021 15:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What's also a bit surprising is that these trials have been conducted over the last few days without the press getting wind of it.

Everyone was expecting the Astra-2 dev trials, but this thing has sneaked in
by Prem Kumar
19 Feb 2021 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Helina went through a massive change. From a 2 - 4 KM LOBL (Nag) to a 7 KM LOAL (for LCH) to a 7 KM LOBL (for Rudra) !! Since its a fairly independent missile, without needing the WSO, it can be mounted on even aircraft like the Jag & even the Hawk, with a minimal integration. Given that there a...
by Prem Kumar
19 Feb 2021 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1312
Views: 376270

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Great news, but as usual, coming around the time when the production line is going idle. Especially with the LAC engagement going on, was the IA twiddling its thumbs all these months - couldn't they have done the Ladakh trials in the past 9 months, instead of waking up when the last production gun i...
by Prem Kumar
18 Feb 2021 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1129104

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Were twin engine & twin rotor requirements in the LUH RFP?
by Prem Kumar
18 Feb 2021 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Sure, but for CCM's you will need IR sensors
by Prem Kumar
18 Feb 2021 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280947

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

ks_sachin wrote:20 odd years of CI ops has created a strategic vaccum


True! This CI-focus, tying down of a lot of troops, obsession with Pukistan, economic hollowing out of J&K have all been a victory for Pak/China, at a minimal cost to themselves.
by Prem Kumar
18 Feb 2021 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1019
Views: 227230

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Title of the article: "In boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat, security forces to get India-made Israeli assault rifles"

Screwdrivergiri, now being done by private players, is now being branded as Atmanirbhar :roll:
by Prem Kumar
18 Feb 2021 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280947

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Whatever tank the IA chooses, we need to make sure it has a rear-view mirror. Our jernails are very good at looking back at what someone else is doing & adopting it as our doctrine.
by Prem Kumar
18 Feb 2021 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1129104

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

They are not going public, but that doesn't mean they are not pushing for it. They too have CV to show off for promotion. But HAL would be split as some would be fine assembling Ka226 to show turnover in CV. If the GOI/MOD is serious about Atmanirbhar, then they need to do 2 things: 1) Include ligh...
by Prem Kumar
18 Feb 2021 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I wish somewhere down the line, there would be Astra-CCM and Astra-long-range that come with not just seekers on the nose but on both sides of the mid-body too. Close to 360 degree coverage, so that the missile never loses the lock. Then the only constraint will be the energy of the missile. Sure, a...
by Prem Kumar
17 Feb 2021 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Rout is usually not wrong on the facts, but he seems to have messed up this time :D
by Prem Kumar
17 Feb 2021 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116913

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

It would be a mistake to think it was apathy by HAL and/or IAF. What made the two donkeys move was carrot and whip by NSA, Shri Parrikar, Smt. NS, Shri. RNS and CDS driven by Shri Modi. End result was the Chandigarh import club and its remote control in MoD got fkcued. The lobby, though defanged, i...
by Prem Kumar
16 Feb 2021 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1312
Views: 376270

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

His impression about summer trials, winter trials, monsoon trials, mountain trials, desert trials, plains trials, winter in desert trials, summer in mountains trials, monsoon in plains trials, proof range trials, user trials, pre-induction trials, ..... A straight-up indictment of the IA leadership...
by Prem Kumar
13 Feb 2021 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700632

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The prime mover was Modi, as usual. If it was RS Prasad's idea to hit back by banning the apps, I will give him credit. Otherwise no.
by Prem Kumar
13 Feb 2021 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 524
Views: 135703

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

^^ I feel there is a bit of straight-jacketed thinking. That we should go from "Light to Medium to Heavy" in that order and God-forbid if a step be skipped. A large part of it comes from the lack of trust overall (not just the Armed Forces) that we can actually have a home-grown MIC. Tejas...
by Prem Kumar
13 Feb 2021 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3451
Views: 700632

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

This LAC standoff has been a great success for India on so many counts: 1) Military: buried the ghosts of 1962 & the 10-ft chinaman. Put the fear of God into them. 2) Economy: huge boost to Atmanirbharta, realization that we cannot achieve greatness using imported arms, urgency in military moder...
by Prem Kumar
10 Feb 2021 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345695

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

What's the TRM count of the EL/M-2052 AESA radars for Tejas-MK1A first squadron? I saw numbers like 1500 in Quora but not sure. Another interesting thing: per Indranil & Nilesh Rane's excellent article on DDR, we can see that Tejas-MK2 compares quite favorably to the Mirage-2000 and Gripen-E. Ho...
by Prem Kumar
08 Feb 2021 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The good news is that Helina seems optimized for the WSI. Given LCH's forever-delayed orders, equipping the WSI's make a lot of sense Given that the WSI doesn't have a WSO, it might have driven a design decision to increase the LOBL launch range & hence the 7 Km range seeker. In the previous AI ...
by Prem Kumar
07 Feb 2021 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 538
Views: 155060

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

AMCA internal weapons Payload is of 1500 kg 2*500kg pgm + 2"250 kg BVR AAM. If this is true, its comparable to the Raptor's main bay, which can accommodate 2*500 Kg bombs + 2 BVR missiles. In a pure A2A mode, it can carry 6 BVRAAMs. Not sure if AMCA will have that config. The Raptor also has 2...
by Prem Kumar
07 Feb 2021 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 47926

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

^^ Very nice - crisp talk by SMPP. 1) Delivered 1 Lakh bullet proof jackets to the IA - 6 months ahead of time! 2) Lightest armor in the world, to protect LCH and LUH. Can withstand 7.62 mm steel-core & 12.7 mm armor-penetrating ammo 3) Helmet that can withstand AK-47 steel-core rounds - have pa...
by Prem Kumar
28 Jan 2021 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Thanks for the insights, brar_w
by Prem Kumar
28 Jan 2021 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Due to stealth & space restrictions, the IN will want the missile hosted in a VLS, which eliminates QRSAM. They have to build a VLS version of QRSAM. I don't understand why the Army variation of QRSAM needed a slewable launcher? I'd have thought that a VLS launched missile will have a quicker re...
by Prem Kumar
28 Jan 2021 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221608

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Barak-8, on ships, has a minimum engagement distance of 500m. So, I don't believe Akash-NG fills a gap in coverage. It might just be a replacement of Akash-1/1S, while being a cheaper option of MRSAM with a similar engagement envelope.
by Prem Kumar
27 Jan 2021 15:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 345695

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

Brother, The nuclear triad concept makes sense for a $20 trillion economy and not for a basketcase economy like us with less than $3 trillion economy. Even by 2030 we will be still at around $7 trillion dollar gdp. For us this is just vishwaguru level delusion. Again why do you want to carry cruise...

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