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by koti
06 Jul 2015 00:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863279

Re: Small Arms Thread

What's behind this overwhelming love for the 7.62x39 mm round? Why is it that the NSG & Special Forces have consciously opted for a 5.56mm weapon but the rest of the army simply must have something in the AK calibre? This when even the Russians have settled on the smaller 5.45x39 mm round. I th...
by koti
05 Jul 2015 18:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863279

Re: Small Arms Thread

✈Anantha Krishnan M✈ ‏@writetake 2h2 hours ago Made in India #Excalibur rifle to replace INSAS, reports @SandeepUnnithan @MailOnline #IndianArmy #DRDO https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJHi9LpUMAAK55i.jpg:small That should be good news. Looks like the IA is backing an indigenous product. Anyone knows wha...
by koti
04 Jul 2015 07:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181960

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Akash is more mobile. It is more on the lines of kvadrat.
Is it not?
by koti
03 Jul 2015 03:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863279

Re: Small Arms Thread

The newer rifle looks pretty good. (From Kalashnikov)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA3Zl1VMjpg
by koti
17 Jun 2015 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344597

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

>> How ridiculous is it to consider using F414 on the Mig-29Ks? unless we have total control (cloning) of making all parts and sw of the Mig29K and/or have some huge lever over russia, they are not going to lose money over this . I am not worried about them benefiting. I am thinking whether IN will...
by koti
17 Jun 2015 19:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344597

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Just a random thought. I sense that Tejas will be little under whelming as a naval fighter due to its limited range/payload, single engine and possible naval air threats coming from flankers. How ridiculous is it to consider using F414 on the Mig-29Ks? Would it provide more capability for the money ...
by koti
16 Jun 2015 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 329087

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Looks like the govt is trying to unblock the progress move ahead albeit some compromises.

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /28730155/
by koti
15 Jun 2015 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 170030

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

What? Derby no longer actively made? What are we integrating with LCA if this is the case? Shouldn't IAF be interested in the newer product instead of an outdated one? http://www.janes.com/article/52232/rafael-unveils-i-derby-er-bvraam Later: realized that I-derby is being integrated by reading abov...
by koti
01 Jun 2015 07:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249230

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

IMO, the best would have been to get additional MKIs and improve the operational readiness of the existing ones, and stick with Tejas. And if IAF insists on the 3rd fighter logic, when the rest of the major airforces only have a 2 fighter types policy, then get them some new mothballed MiG-29S's an...
by koti
29 May 2015 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 287491

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I think we should go with a actor rather then an actress for LCA.
by koti
26 May 2015 21:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 741319

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If the BAe plant is being closed down,then why don't we simply acquire it lock,stock and barrel and get TOT manufacturing 450+ light-weight guns in India meant for mountain warfare? Now that the desi Bofors with better performance has cleared trials and is to be built ,the OFB can also pass on the ...
by koti
23 May 2015 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Helicopter Performance Analysis
Replies: 36
Views: 3704

Re: Helicopter Performance Analysis

Vivek Saab, can you give your insigh on the Ka-226 now that we are getting it. Can you compare its usefulness vis-a-vis Cheetak and Cheetah(In high alt/Land/Naval role) as it should replace them.
by koti
22 May 2015 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 161823

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

If it is indeed only 36 Rafales, then please get them all as two seaters. For the love of Jupiter please! Way more useful. Also have a complete overhaul facility in India if possible. May be wishful thinking on my part! Why is that saab? I thought this would've increase the operational cost of the ...
by koti
22 May 2015 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 161823

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I think we have to look at this from a different angle. IAF has its valid reasons to get this bird. The Govt on the other hand has to balance the allocation of funds and local infra development. This looks like more of a decision to appease the IAF addressing their immediate concerns while buying en...
by koti
22 May 2015 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 161823

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Looks terrific. I can't stop wondering how many more Rafale's could have been acquired if the money spent on the Mirage upgrade is added to this tally. Not that it was a waste of money in any way but just from a newer platform perspective. This also means that FGFA will have a more comfortable induc...
by koti
19 Mar 2015 17:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181960

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

What is the speed of Astra? Lot of sites say Mach 1.2-1.4 which sounds like BS. BR says Mach 4+? http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/MISSILES/aam/astra-aam.html We wouldn't even work on making it as an AA missile if it was slower than most aircraft which can fly supersonic. A speed of 1.4M, in a tail cha...
by koti
06 Feb 2015 06:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863279

Re: Small Arms Thread

Ak-12 looks like a good improvement to the current Ak-74/10X lines. It can be a viable candidate to be included along with the contestants undergoing trials. We speak of a powerful Russian lobby in IA, but it seems they are non influential here. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/11/03/ak-12-al...
by koti
29 Jan 2015 21:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863279

Re: Small Arms Thread

Its not just the Quality that needs a finer touch.

Though the operating mechanism is sound, the design itself needs a fresh review: No more handle, Change in cover design to facilitate better zeroing on scope fiddling, more standard rails etc
by koti
29 Jan 2015 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 160559

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

^It would be true if the accident rate is similar for other helicopters in service.

However, it might be that only Dhruv's are used in these environments and training should be improved specifically for these birds.
by koti
25 Jan 2015 11:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181960

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

But is doesn't say by what the range increase will be!

It could be from more adventurous trajectory that is enabled by the seeker or perhaps modifications to the airframe itself. Or both. Any ideas?
by koti
24 Jan 2015 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526588

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

^I can't think of any such instance saab. The Russians, the french and the Israelis were all pretty helpful when we were in desperate need. Kotiji, not sure if you have posted in jest. If not then recall how Russians have incrementally squeezed our nuts when we bought aircraft carrier, before that ...
by koti
24 Jan 2015 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526588

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

But yeah, I am not sure if rafale is less expensive lifecycle wise even after taking into consideration the flankers big engines and older design. Shudder to think of the MLU price for a fleet of 190 Rafales :-o Expense is not the only concern I am having CM saab, considering wartime attrition, MKI...
by koti
24 Jan 2015 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526588

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

IAF would then essentially be a top heavy air force ..unless the HAL and IAF get together the LCA in real numbers Is this argument complete saab? I know the three weight categories we see but let's look at the RuAF itself. It has about 450 Sukhois and 250 Fulcrums in Fighter/Multirole category and ...
by koti
24 Jan 2015 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526588

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

^I can't think of any such instance saab. The Russians, the french and the Israelis were all pretty helpful when we were in desperate need.
by koti
08 Jan 2015 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 161823

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Can't agree completely Phillip Saab. B52s and Bears will be only used in a sanitized airspace; which is an unlikely scenario for IAF. Though LACMs are effective in tackling static infrastructure, I have not read about their effectiveness in a dynamic battlefield(CAS/SEAD/Interdiction). That said, I ...
by koti
08 Jan 2015 02:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 161823

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I really can't understand the case for buying MMRCA for terrain hugging flight profiles in DPSA mode. As brar_w has pointed out elsewhere, ADs, MANPADs make this a suicidal tactic. Isn't the whole idea of PGMs and standoff weapons to eliminate the need for pilots to get close? I think the terrain h...
by koti
07 Jan 2015 07:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 161823

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Interesting take on Rafale vis-a-vis MKI I was following the conclusion until I realized the IAF shortlisted both Rafale and EF. EF does not have(?) any of the said advantages of the Rafale(Multirole origins). Which makes the argument a moot for the end user. This can mean the combination of MKI, J...
by koti
24 Dec 2014 02:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445944

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

CAG report on Arjun Mk1 vs T-90 trials is out according Saurav Jha's twitter handle.
by koti
05 Dec 2014 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 342216

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The MTA would replace the AN- 32 aircraft being used by the IAF. It will be used for both cargo and troop transportation, para-drop and air drop of supplies, including low-altitude parachute extraction system. Pardon my ignorance. The Avro and An-32 have different upgrade paths. How are the replace...
by koti
18 Nov 2014 03:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181960

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

LR-SAM flies a optimized flight path where as Akash flies direct flight path to its target. That's quite interesting. It could be from the fact that the optimized trajectory makes sense for anti AShm targets given they don't actively engage in dodging maneuvers . Could this also mean Akash has scop...
by koti
18 Nov 2014 01:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181960

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^I am pretty eager for expert thoughts on it too.

IIRC, its the solid motors that are always on, whereas liquid motors can be switched off/choked: Enabling better turns; Also there was an advantage where the CG of the platform can controlled.
And what seeker?
by koti
14 Nov 2014 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 161823

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

■$1.1 billion for 22 Boeing Apache attack helicopters. ■$1 billion for 197 light utility helicopters. Can 1 Apache do what 10 LUH cannot? :mrgreen: Just a funny thought. No offense to anyone. It is relevant in someway to the Tejas instead of Rafale school of thought. Which I am not a pupil of.
by koti
11 Nov 2014 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181960

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Thakur_B wrote:LR-SAM launch and drone shoot down video.


I thought it only damaged the target according to the reports.
by koti
11 Nov 2014 01:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181960

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Could be Deck Speed vs Speed at an Altitude.
I am not sure of the numbers but this could be a possibility.

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