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by Karan M
15 Nov 2019 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 8545

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

So the scumbags had no problem when Taseer posted his polemic, but now want to back him. Middle finger salute is best, to Taseer and these pond scum.
by Karan M
15 Nov 2019 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108381

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

Thats the whole issue, it may have dual display processors but a single pane of glass...
by Karan M
15 Nov 2019 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795488

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

the fighter pilots seem to be more fit though., are these chaps in the "transport" sections :mrgreen: i had a tenant who said he was mig29 fighter, he was no better. In a way this is a desk job too :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: just that the desk moves quite fast... If your tenant was a MiG-29 ...
by Karan M
15 Nov 2019 05:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50040

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

One thing is for sure, the 50 odd Mirage 2000s and the 36 odd Rafales will be heavily interoperable and will have a very high degree of cockpit automation making them ideal for strike and A2A both. Truly multirole. The main aim will be to re-qualify all the weapons we have qualified on the base Mira...
by Karan M
15 Nov 2019 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50040

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

For the IAF yes, but by worldwide standards, Spectra is just a standard suite albeit with some (possibly) nifty modes. There is nothing to indicate its some magic trick per se. But time will tell. The IAF would have classified briefings and its very plausible Spectra is particularly effective agains...
by Karan M
14 Nov 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50040

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

Its a high-band SPJ/ESM + MAWS/LWS tailored to the Rafale + weapons RCS. Not a magic bullet against all threats.
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 22:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357346

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

More importantly why hasn't GOI come down like a vengeful hammer on these jerks if they have the proof. For all the tradecraft, I bet these jokers are sloppy with their contacts and likely have a lot of skeletons. What's Modi led GOI waiting for? SD and NYT approval?
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50040

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

More important than the engine driven kinematics IMHO are the stealth characteristics and avionics, plus the aero of the bird itself. If it performs decently in its Mk1 form, I can see the IAF picking up 2 more squadrons to form a core to punch up against advanced air defenses and do counter air ops.
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3488
Views: 357346

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That Arfa, Zainab , Rohini are all propped up by PRINT, Wire etc and by the usual troika of Sid V, Coupta and Venu. They are completely pro-Islamist and the fact that Ayyub, Bal, et al are now writing for WaPo, NYT etc + the reports in Economist, FT (some of the jokers writing there are complete gun...
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797893

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And Indian side needs to invest in RADARs and aa missiles to sure shot kills. Yes, we need to. They might or might not be better than the phoren brands but at least they'll be different from what's on the market and harder to counter. All this buying from outsiders, especially the Russians and Fren...
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

Interesting reports on GRSE and BDL.
http://www.aeromag.in/ADMS/5165065904.pdf

GRSE indigenizes deck handling equipment and pumps for IN.
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

Regarding MIDHANI and its critical importance to the Indian defense sector. http://www.aeromag.in/ADMS/8924002433.pdf Could you speak on MIDHANI’s participation in Bahrain Defence Exhibition? What are the highlights? MIDHANI (Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited) is an Indian company under Ministry of Defence...
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50040

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

The engine issue is the biggest challenge. I hope we induct several squadrons of AMCA Mk1 w/basic Ge414INS6 itself for stealth strikes. The definitive Mk2 can come later.
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

I remember posting on the forum on what i thought was exciting news of Reliance taking over Kemrock 2-3 years back. Looking at the strategic possibilities i had reported the takeover with great enthusiasm. But seemingly nothing has happened and there is no news after that. These things take time. G...
by Karan M
13 Nov 2019 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454710

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

^Good I-view. Thanks for sharing. Several interesting nuggets in there. Like the one about the snipers with 'IR shields' in northern iraq. And like several other pilots, this pilot also mentions how small/light agile aircraft are extremely tough S-o-B's once in the visual regime. So basically the F...
by Karan M
12 Nov 2019 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521717

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

True, they intend to attack most of our AFB with massed volleys of REK equipped bombs. The S400 will complicate their mission planning to a degree.
by Karan M
12 Nov 2019 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521717

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Its not rocket science why the IAF has so carefully kept Abhi away from the spotlight bar a few scripted shows re: his award, and photo-ops with the CAS. If he opens his mouth and punctures PAF propaganda, the next IAF pilots who land in Pak, something which will likely happen in a large-scale confl...
by Karan M
12 Nov 2019 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

Well, if the company was in financial straits and has only been procured recently by Reliance, how will its process be either cost-effective or widely used. Both often (not always) go hand-in-hand. Even a relatively cost-effective process, may often need economy of scale for the company to offer it...
by Karan M
12 Nov 2019 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

I haven't ever heard of Kemrock producing Carbon fibre in large quantities. At least no composite manufacturer I know uses them. Also to be noted that BPJs would probably need high grade phenolic resins, which are not made in India either. Well, if the company was in financial straits and has only ...
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

India doesn''t produce any high end fibre. Not Carbon fiber nor aramids nor HDPE. These are typically imported from companies like Teijin (Japan ) Tales about Midhani making carbon fibre and such like have been circulating for years. I have talked to people actually working in the company and they ...
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

Didn't NAL develop indigenous know-how in carbon fibre production many years ago? Or did I misread. . also i remember reading back in the 80s that DRDO together with a CSIR lab( NPL?) created the carbon composite heat shield. Perhaps what they mean was that they designed and fabricated it, not prod...
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 21:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

Prasad, that's encouraging. If ISRO is involved, there is a solid funding stream and good likelihood of success.
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

Why would Midhani make carbon fiber? They are a metals company. The fiber maker was supposed to be Kemrock in Gujarat. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemrock BARC could have developed the tech to infuse CNT into the HDPE. They also make a point about being very experienced in Boron use, and manufac...
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 924
Views: 212026

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Hes saying the tech works, but he wants it scaled up.
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797893

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

All depends on how good their radar, EW, missiles are. I'd take French/Russian anyday over their weapons suites. They are still buying Russian S-4XX for their praetorian guard, i.e. their Beijing and other elite SAM units.
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

Basically HDPE sounds very similar to Dynema, which has been a Kevlar alternative, and around for a while. Its impervious to moisture (relatively) compared to Zylon and other alternatives. OFB was importing HDPE for its vests. These reports note up to 8 round stoppage (quite decent) and technology w...
by Karan M
11 Nov 2019 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 924
Views: 212026

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

“When you are weak, people mock you, and when you are strong, the same people admire you,” Reddy said, explaining the DRDO’s mission that destroyed a satellite in the Low Earth Orbit on March 27. Explaining the feat, he said, “With a satellite orbiting at a velocity of 7.8 km per second, a missile t...
by Karan M
10 Nov 2019 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521717

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Pakis and their PR game. A complete section in a museum dedicated to operation swift retort. https://twitter.com/warnesyworld/status/1192467761555001346?s=20 What a bunch of unprofessional jokers. Unfortunately, the IAFs tendency to downplay its own efforts allows them such PR victories. Any other ...
by Karan M
10 Nov 2019 23:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion
Replies: 1043
Views: 83338

Re: The Ram Janmbhoomi Verdict: News and Discussion

not saying it won't happen but it will be harder than anticipated in the immediate aftermath of the RJB verdict, both in terms of legislative effort required and the amount of public support needed. might take an equally arduous and long drawn out movement as RJB needed. but we will bash on regardl...
by Karan M
10 Nov 2019 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

^^^ Any specific reason BARC doing R&D for BPJ? Bit odd. +1 And MIDHANI doing HDPE ??? Or did they just loan someone a heat treatment cell ? I call DDM... hopefully something genuine IS happening No DDM here. It's a fairly straightforward report. Five minutes on any search engine Original: http...
by Karan M
10 Nov 2019 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

srai wrote:^^^
Any specific reason BARC doing R&D for BPJ? Bit odd.


Nothing odd. They constantly take R&D projects in allied fields as their research is often interdisciplinary. The LCA MMRs gimbal assembly is from BARC-ECIL.
by Karan M
09 Nov 2019 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3855
Views: 535890

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

https://imrmedia.in/current-issue.php#767 Bhabha Kavach BPJ Meets NIJ III Standards Public sector undertaking Mishra Dhatu Nigam (MIDHANI) and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre have together developed Bhabha Kavach – a bullet proof jacket – at the request of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB). The OFB was...
by Karan M
09 Nov 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795488

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

The pilots name was Ceasar. He would spell it differently as I recall, Ceaser or some such thing. Not sure whether it was Tufail or someone else because he appeared far less jingoistic than Tufail. On the Indian side, a pilot under the handle of Balderdash was a participant, a Mirage 2000 veteran. T...
by Karan M
06 Nov 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286230

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

They do have an internal jammer. It's the ABD-2000.
https://www.forecastinternational.com/a ... _RECNO=358

The Remora and Caiman are more powerful units, with the Caiman being an escort jammer.
by Karan M
06 Nov 2019 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286230

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Guys we never took any Antilope equipped Mirages. All ours came with a better multirole avionics fit, basically the RDM radar, an internal SPJ + RWR, plus Remora and Caiman jammers.
by Karan M
03 Nov 2019 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124414

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Though the contract with the South Korean company has yet to be inked, several representations have been made to the Ministry of Defence pointing out concerns related to the Hanwha’s system. “There a few issues relating to not only the 2 D Doppler Radar offered but also the fact that the Hanwha’s K...
by Karan M
02 Nov 2019 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2606
Views: 394340

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

vayutavan ji, have you been here at all? Romanticism from authors is nice, but this place does not have the magic of harry potter, dark spells of death eaters may be.. Indians own the place? how???Yes there are Indians, but most of the Indians are as much Indians as native americans are indians. Mo...
by Karan M
01 Nov 2019 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

No.. those were merely mockups displayed by a pvt firm set up by an IAF veteran which IIRC never really went into tests. These are separate actual test programs.
by Karan M
01 Nov 2019 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

See the list above BTW. It includes most weapons in development for the IAF, most not all, as some will obviously be classified and there are systems like PG-HSLD which are quasi-glide bombs (it uses lift from body + fins, not wings) with seeker for high CEP. I recently did a quick dekko at how the ...
by Karan M
01 Nov 2019 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496676

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Yes, with warheads.

The mass induction of these bombs will completely change the manner in which IAF can address targets.

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