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by Pratyush
06 Oct 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3648
Views: 471083

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: 3648
Views: 471083

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: 4713
Views: 877490

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: 4488
Views: 750376

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: 3490
Views: 351007

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: 161214

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: 1411
Views: 196636

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: 1411
Views: 196636

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: 506
Views: 80158

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: 506
Views: 80158

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: 1411
Views: 196636

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: 1411
Views: 196636

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: 1411
Views: 196636

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: 4713
Views: 877490

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: 4598
Views: 571420

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: 4713
Views: 877490

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: 2605
Views: 522874

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: 3490
Views: 351007

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: 4598
Views: 571420

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: 1411
Views: 196636

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: 3490
Views: 351007

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: 4225
Views: 682912

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: 3490
Views: 351007

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: 4713
Views: 877490

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: 4598
Views: 571420

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: 4598
Views: 571420

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: 866
Views: 128475

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: 2605
Views: 522874

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: 4602
Views: 334731

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: 4713
Views: 877490

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.
by Pratyush
21 Aug 2018 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4713
Views: 877490

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The only criticism now is the small order quantity. We need thousands. Not just 100s.
by Pratyush
21 Aug 2018 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4713
Views: 877490

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Regarding the helina test at full range. Do we know which seeker was used. As previous reports had suggested that the seeker was range limited to a range of 3.2 KMS during the peak of summer between 10 am to 3 pm. Or thereabouts.

Was the same seeker was used for this test.
by Pratyush
20 Aug 2018 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3222
Views: 369439

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Perhaps the official mis spoke. And said that instead of 2022.
by Pratyush
12 Aug 2018 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128475

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

This is how progress is made, inches by inches, feet by feet.

The only thing is that this learning must not be allowed to be forgotten. Like it was for hf 24.
by Pratyush
12 Aug 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299532

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

kit wrote:The new MKI s could be a different variant.. incorporate elements of the Rafales avionics ..


The Russians will permit it??
by Pratyush
09 Aug 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 506
Views: 80158

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

With the p 8 at least the program was mature and the only thing that was not delivered by the vendor was lack of offset. Which can still be delivered by them. How, spend the money buying airframes doors from Indian companies and offset obligations are met. If we had gone for any other options except...
by Pratyush
08 Aug 2018 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 351007

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Let's hope that this modification is the last one.

P S I wait with a baited breath for Rahul Gandhi to start shouting scandal due to involvement of reliance defence.
by Pratyush
07 Aug 2018 15:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - July 27, 2018
Replies: 2848
Views: 150926

Re: Terroristan - July 27, 2018

Looks like Imran's defence minister is going to be our own Shirleen.
by Pratyush
04 Aug 2018 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4713
Views: 877490

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In business, there is something called a trade off analysis. What is the point at which max benefits are accrued from multiple parameters. I'll re-ask my Maruti Alto question - at how many production units will the cost of Maruti Alto become zero? For IAF, the benefits of economies of scale by stan...
by Pratyush
03 Aug 2018 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 866
Views: 128475

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The navy never does anything on a whim. Based on their past performance. The only logical point I can think off regarding the nlca mk1 is that while it dosent meet the requirements of the fleet in terms of range and payload. It's development is vital to reduce any gestation period for the mk2. One o...

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