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by Pratyush
20 Nov 2018 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3671
Views: 484439

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A nube question, when IAF flies rescue missions, who pays for the flights?
by Pratyush
20 Nov 2018 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4880
Views: 923686

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

L1 can be a serious bottleneck in technology intensive competition but is safe bet for decision makers. Penny Wise Pound foolish type of decison MOD takes When unsubstantiated mudslinging for political gain becomes normal, decision makers will have to take relief in procedure. And we cannot blame t...
by Pratyush
15 Nov 2018 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1532
Views: 216995

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

All the above is true. But su 30 is a 3.5 gen plane. Please give us a break.
by Pratyush
14 Nov 2018 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3163
Views: 393035

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Ships have been salvaged from such situations for decades. I am not sure about the electronics of the boat.what shape they will be in after being submerged.
by Pratyush
11 Nov 2018 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4259
Views: 383137

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Rakesh wrote:^^^ Once FOC has been achieved and this plane is in full scale production, this will be an excellent export product.

Absolutely gorgeous bird. Kudos to the Indian design team that created her. Jai Hind!


What is the expected numbers of planes to be produced?
by Pratyush
27 Oct 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605115

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

nam wrote:The hydraulic rammer must have come from the Dhanush program.

Dhanush & ATAGS has changed the artillery landscape in India and to imagine we sat on the Bofors blueprints for decades!



The penumatic flick rammer has existed since the soltam gun upgrade of the early 2000s.
by Pratyush
26 Oct 2018 11:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1977
Views: 164615

Re: Understanding the US - Again

What do u make of the stream of dud bums sent to donkey netas? Not a single one went off, all were in packages that demonstrated everything in the DO NOT OPEN, MAY CONTAIN A BOMB warnings. See Enn Enn got its undies in a knot when some rabid elephant suggested that these were "false flag attac...
by Pratyush
24 Oct 2018 11:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2702
Views: 331257

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

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by Pratyush
21 Oct 2018 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583092

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

WTF, about half not having any orders. I mean it has 1) LUH, 2) ka 62, 3)the light turbo prop trainer plane ( forgot it's name), 4) the LCH . 5) HJT 36 6) Tejas. So what I am looking at is nearly 1500 air crafts to be built by hal. And people are saying no orders with HAL. What's wrong with this pic...
by Pratyush
20 Oct 2018 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1977
Views: 164615

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Trump.is bargaining to waive S-400 sanctions for buying F-16s. He can go take a hike. I am in favour of hard american sanctions against India. Only then will there be fire under the Musharraf of our political masters and the r&d bodies will have the required support needed to develop domestic s...
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3671
Views: 484439

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Do we know for sure what the lifting capacity of k226 is for mountains. And how it compares to kmax.
by Pratyush
06 Oct 2018 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3671
Views: 484439

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:No Ka-226 deal this time too.


Good, let's hope it is never signed.
by Pratyush
02 Oct 2018 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4880
Views: 923686

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I am guessing. But this unit is not just for DRDO MPATGM, but the entire gamut of man portable ATGMs that BDL manufactures. If your guess is accurate. Then this solves one of the most significant problems faced by DRDO. DRDO strength is working with sme players to come up with rapid design and prot...
by Pratyush
02 Oct 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4498
Views: 760791

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Lot of 747s are leaving commercial service. They can be had cheap and be used for the next 10 year at the least. So that is the easiest way to the flying test bed.
by Pratyush
26 Sep 2018 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358665

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Weren't we making engine's for the 90.
by Pratyush
25 Sep 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 975
Views: 162376

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Just looked it up & found that its just a plain vanilla RC engine, connected to the prop via a reduction mechanism. The boxy thing in the front is just a radiator :oops: Nevertheless this crude concept for implementing stealth was very innovative for those days. The stealth is acoustic and not ...
by Pratyush
25 Sep 2018 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1532
Views: 216995

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

The last few pages on the thread reminds me what Ramanna once said. We suffer from whiter than white syndrome. One spot and we start running hear and there and tearing our hair out. That a scam has broken out. Guys repeat after me. No scam has taken place just because chota Ambani is one of the offs...
by Pratyush
25 Sep 2018 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1532
Views: 216995

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

Adag was proposed by GOI to do exactly what. What is the value of the offset that adag is having as compared to others. What is adag making? What's wrong with ADAG being supported by government? And why? Just because people don't like a pvt group, any assistance to it becomes a scam. When the govern...
by Pratyush
24 Sep 2018 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 695
Views: 119291

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Simple, it is an Indian design. So the upgrade path is relatively clear for the ship. All the ships built in Indian yard, with Indian materials will result in most or the spend in India. But with this deal 2 ships are ready made and 2 will be Indian made. Best case only 50 %of the expenditure will b...
by Pratyush
24 Sep 2018 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 695
Views: 119291

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I would have preferred the Shivalik in its original configuration to this purchase.
by Pratyush
22 Sep 2018 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1532
Views: 216995

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

Wrt reliance for domestic assembly of rafale threre two seperate points to be kept in mind. in the signed deal there is no assembly involved in India. Only offsets which may or may not result in parts being built in India. So chota Bhai is not manufacturing the complete Jet. I could only find a mer...
by Pratyush
22 Sep 2018 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1532
Views: 216995

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

Wrt reliance for domestic assembly of rafale threre two seperate points to be kept in mind. 1) the decision to use chota Bhai was made once rafale was selected in 2012 only. Who compelled that decision will be an interesting story. 2) in the signed deal there is no assembly involved in India. Only o...
by Pratyush
22 Sep 2018 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1532
Views: 216995

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

All the facts of the world cannot overcome the bias of a man who has made up his mind that a scam has taken place. Whatever facts are presented will be twisted to fit the bias. All the government can do at this moment is to present the facts and hope that the numbers of people who are biased against...
by Pratyush
20 Sep 2018 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4880
Views: 923686

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Varoon Shekhar wrote:Is this the "Pralay" that was scheduled to be tested between Sept 20-22, or is that a separate test?



2 seperate missiles.
by Pratyush
20 Sep 2018 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605115

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

We don't have a fetish for TFTA. We're used to sdre things and get surprised at stuff that is not sdre.

So by default it gets classified as TFTA when its fit and finish is more uniform or the paint job is high quality. Instead of being dunked in a drum of paint.
by Pratyush
20 Sep 2018 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4880
Views: 923686

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

It would appear that we are fast approaching a situation where we are extremely well placed wrt 3rd gen ATGM. As we are with 155 mm arty.
by Pratyush
19 Sep 2018 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583092

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

What are the major bottlenecks for enhanced production of Tejas? Surely at this time it is no longer the lack of orders. And the line is active with established supply chain.

So what gives?
by Pratyush
19 Sep 2018 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358665

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

tsarkar wrote:INVAR missile is indeed laser beam riding but the laser designation can be done by -
1. Own Tank
2. Helicopter
3. UAV
4. Another Tank
5. Forward Observers with portable designators
That gives it 4 NLOS guidance modes.


But how will the Invar enter the guidence beam of the NLOS target designator?
by Pratyush
15 Sep 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605115

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

https://www-indiatoday-in.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/india/story/truck-mounted-gun-system-howitzer-bofors-indian-army-1340143-2018-09-14?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.indiatoday.in%2Findia%2Fstory%2Ftruck-mounted-gun-system-howitzer...
by Pratyush
15 Sep 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1532
Views: 216995

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

In my office we are having discussion on this purchase. All of my colleagues are fixeated on anil Ambani and his deal with Dassault. No amount of facts will change the views that it is just a commercial arrangement between two entities.
by Pratyush
13 Sep 2018 12:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358665

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Not for Arjun. But perhaps a new vehicle using the technology developed for Arjun is possible in the weight class.

Did we not see a design study for a new tank.
by Pratyush
09 Sep 2018 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4266
Views: 698837

Re: Small Arms Thread

Why not think out of the box and go for case telescopic ammo in intermediate calibre. Such as 6.8 mm.
by Pratyush
06 Sep 2018 08:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 358665

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Rahul M wrote:how is the target acquired ?



For clgm, third party designation. But it will not work with Russian missile.
by Pratyush
30 Aug 2018 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4880
Views: 923686

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Regarding tomohawk, thanks but no thanks.
by Pratyush
26 Aug 2018 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605115

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Do we know for sure that Dhanush cannot be upgraded to 52 cal.

Or maybe it can be used in the eastern front where it lighter weight may be or a major advantage.

PS on the issue of bridges in the border areas and the axel load limit on them. Do we know what is the axel load for the atags.
by Pratyush
25 Aug 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 605115

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

nam wrote:MoD approves production of 150 ATAGS at 3400 crores.

Indian MIC is on it's way.


Yippie

Major brown pants in Rawalpindi. :twisted:
by Pratyush
25 Aug 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 139351

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The navy was concerned about the weight related issues with the nlca. What would be the implications for the program of the new process devised by CSIR that reduces weight by 20 %.
by Pratyush
25 Aug 2018 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583092

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

The CSIR process that reduces the weight of the LCA by 20%. How much would it help in shedding max take off weight.
by Pratyush
22 Aug 2018 20:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 348317

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The screen shot is not reflecting accurate picture as the most of the jet flights have 2 stops and the duration is 20 hr plus. So we need to have an awareness of which 2 cities the flights are stopping before commenting on the fare. This! Jet may not have direct flights between whatever cities are ...
by Pratyush
22 Aug 2018 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4880
Views: 923686

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ArjunPandit wrote:
Pratyush wrote:The only criticism now is the small order quantity. We need thousands. Not just 100s.
could it be available initial order?



I have been hearing about 400 odd missiles ordered for at least 15 years. But no diliveries.

That's why I have called it a small order.

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