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by Pratyush
21 Aug 2018 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

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: 3183
Views: 355020

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: 825
Views: 116191

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-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274283

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: 360
Views: 48204

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 Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3350
Views: 322789

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: 819
Views: 45354

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 and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

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: 825
Views: 116191

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...
by Pratyush
02 Aug 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 886
Views: 139487

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

Austin wrote:Are we to assume all G2G deals are kick back free ?



Who is paying a bribe to whom?
by Pratyush
02 Aug 2018 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Wow a huge development and a remarkable one.

From this point in the test program how many more test points that need to be met before the weapon can enter service?
by Pratyush
02 Aug 2018 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David%27s_Sling Israeli SAM systems from low to high - 1. Iron Beam 2. Iron Dome with Tamir missile 3. Spyder 4. Patriot 5. Hawk 6. Barak-8 7. David's Sling (Stunner missile) 8. Arrow 2 9. Arrow 3 You can see Israelis have standardized on 9 missile/systems :D Israelis ...
by Pratyush
01 Aug 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ Would it have turned out different if the austrians had 2 sets of smoking cartridge rifles? It was the inability to co-ordinate logistics coupled with the multi lingual nature of it army with poor literacy of its soldiers, and it inability of the officer corps to communicate with the men down t...
by Pratyush
01 Aug 2018 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Small batch quantities in this specific conext is referening primarily to surface to air weapons and has nothing to do with the integration of 1 one single ship or otherwise. Besides, do we know how well it is integrated in the combat management system of the ship. That it can accept seamless data f...
by Pratyush
01 Aug 2018 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Tsarkar, the argument for standardization cannot be negated by using the LM as an argument. Simply because across the ages military's over the ages have always tried to have standardized weapons and training due to the advantages it brings to them. The difference in equipment in service is because o...
by Pratyush
01 Aug 2018 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534580

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Indranil wrote:I think they are just transporting it.

Most senseble comment on the zsu thing.
by Pratyush
01 Aug 2018 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407447

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

Trikaal wrote:Maybe I am missing something but 50000 crore means 602 crore rupees per aircraft or 89 million dollars. That is more than the quoted figure of 463 crore.



How much of the cost difference is on account of increased equipment for. As the price difference is under 150 Crores.
by Pratyush
31 Jul 2018 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Looking at the capability of the NASSAMS. Don't we already have the spyder in same class.
by Pratyush
31 Jul 2018 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4361
Views: 717574

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Jays, why sir.

IMO, as long as it is mature within the service life of Tejas, it should be OK. No?

Or is it because it is not producing enough thrust for service requirements that are stated for mk2 and the AMCA.
by Pratyush
30 Jul 2018 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Oh boy the mod turns every purchase into a circus. We have completed astra. With little effort it can be turned into a short range SAM. But we are going to buy an American system. Why the constant obsession to turn astra into SRSAM when there is already QRSAM? It's not an obsession. Just an observa...
by Pratyush
29 Jul 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3350
Views: 322789

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Is this a sick joke. As after only 30 years of producing the t72 we finally are able to make one in India. PS I distinctly remember a program of the Indian army that was to re engine the vijayanta with the t 72 engine. If we were not making the engine in India. Then where the engine would have come ...
by Pratyush
29 Jul 2018 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534580

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Why mount the zsu 23 on a Tatra. Why not use it as a towed system. With the Tatra acting as an ammo carrier.
by Pratyush
29 Jul 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4256
Views: 776905

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Oh boy the mod turns every purchase into a circus. We have completed astra. With little effort it can be turned into a short range SAM. But we are going to buy an American system.
by Pratyush
29 Jul 2018 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3569
Views: 446492

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Lisa wrote:Polite question, why no radar dome on Apache mast? Anyone know?


Because not every Apache has one.
by Pratyush
28 Jul 2018 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331157

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

We produced Jaguars for nearly 20 years. Why do we need airframes from rest of the world to keep in service planes.
by Pratyush
28 Jul 2018 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1462
Views: 57774

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

and it was not until pearl harbour attack that it was demoed that carriers were the new king of the seas, and unattached to battleships could attack at high speed on their own , massing for effect and the disappear back into the wide ocean. no other platform could bring such weight and range to bea...
by Pratyush
26 Jul 2018 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48204

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We are fast approaching a time when we can start pumping out ships by he dozen. When will we start reaching a stage the PRC was 10 years ago.
by Pratyush
26 Jul 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407447

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

:P :P

Now we know for sure that it can fly for 35 minutes.

:P :P

:(( :((

On a serious note. That flight from Jamnagar to Oman was longer than 35 minutes.

:(( :((
by Pratyush
26 Jul 2018 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 226184

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Neshant, this is yet another example of shifting the goal posts for the program. The 6 as per my count since the inception of the program. The correct thing to do would have been to initiate a new project every time the army brought in requirements that would completely change the tank from what it ...
by Pratyush
25 Jul 2018 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116191

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Khalsa wrote:
Kersi wrote:
Ladoo ? WOW!!! :D :D :D snip......

wait what did I promise that for (if I did)
come on come on
what was the something ?



You are being used by the forum to remind some one else of his unfulfilled promise. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Pratyush
25 Jul 2018 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3569
Views: 446492

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

An alternate explaination could be that MOD did not allow HAL to work for the civil aviation market.

A restriction recently removed from the HAL.
by Pratyush
25 Jul 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3569
Views: 446492

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Kashi wrote:Why have we not gone for a licensed manufacture of Mi-17V5s?



Because we expect to have IMRH in service in the next 5to 7 years.
by Pratyush
24 Jul 2018 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116191

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Indranil wrote:Things are going to move fast on the NLCA in the next couple of weeks and months. Strap your belts!



I assume that it will be made to operate from the Vikramaditya as a test case. That is he only inference that can be drawn from your post.
by Pratyush
24 Jul 2018 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 825
Views: 116191

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

:twisted: Rakesh we at brf can hardly be called objective viewer of the Tejas in any of its forms. :twisted:
by Pratyush
23 Jul 2018 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2046
Views: 407447

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

The comments about the price of the mk1a are remarkably similar to arguments against the Arjun.

It's almost as if the playbook is well developed to derail domestic production.

Iirc, the hf 24 engine was not developed due to non sanctioning of a trivial sum by india. Using the same logic.
by Pratyush
20 Jul 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48204

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am violently opposed to any frigate import for the navy. As it is not adding any jobs in India. Nor do we know for sure if it can accept mfstr. As p 17a was delayed due to a redesign of the base p17 took time. If we choose to build base model p 17. Maybe those could be updated to p17a configuratio...
by Pratyush
20 Jul 2018 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48204

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The ability to roll steel may be an issue but they are still able to forge composite armour for tanks. Why not use that to armour ship's. To build modern day battle ships. The thing is, that the battle ships was obsolete the moment Roma was sunk. As a single weapon had the potential to sink a battle...
by Pratyush
20 Jul 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 226184

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Taking the Arjun is double jepoardy any way. If it loses the refrain would be why did you field a loser? If it wins, horrors, why don't you buy it? Even if arjun wins the IA can't and won't buy it.. It has already committed otherwise.. Best that they design a tank on their own! That would just be t...
by Pratyush
18 Jul 2018 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3350
Views: 322789

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Yet, no one in the Indian army is open to Arjun whose ap rounds can kill any TSP or PRC MBT.

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