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by Karan M
25 Jun 2018 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722235

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

And as usual Indian journos like Aroor demonstrate how clueless they are about Indian systems and capabilities while making all sorts of conclusions over whatever imported brochure show. The Indian Navy didn't plug gaps in the P-8I due to CISMOA unlike what Aroor alleges they made a deliberate choic...
by Karan M
25 Jun 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722235

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

IL-38 has received multiple upgrades and it is not limited to SD configuration , These SD birds have flown down for Weapons and Sensor upgrade besides the usual airframe refit some indian systems with EW and ESM/Datalink has been added and this is an ongoing process ..The 315 makes these trips ever...
by Karan M
25 Jun 2018 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722235

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I'm not "peddling" the old SD suite,but buying the platform available at low cost and equipping it with new eqpt.,similar to what is in the P-8I.Pl. read my post carefully.Jets cannot perform the "low and slow" prosecution of subs unlike truboprops. The IL-38 has great range and...
by Karan M
25 Jun 2018 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722235

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Sea Dragon a failure as well? John, chai-wallah info or any available link..
by Karan M
24 Jun 2018 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722235

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Navy is getting choppers? The Indian Navy? Must be a new century.
by Karan M
24 Jun 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4755
Views: 722235

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Sir - all this apart, DRDO ALTAS is in user trials and has shown excellent results in detecting submarines!!
Finally.
by Karan M
24 Jun 2018 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1594
Views: 200062

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

This is necroed, so apologies in advance. There isn't any spaced armor that is effective against a hundred pounds of plastic explosive slapped against the armour and detonated. Certainly, if not spalling, the shock from the explosion will kill or seriously wound the crew. Plus, most tanks now have ...
by Karan M
23 Jun 2018 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2725
Views: 376692

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

We can buy 12 P-8I and yet we are haggling over 2 Phalcons and over funding DRDO a few thousand crores more to accelerate it's programs. Where are the MOD's priorities??
by Karan M
23 Jun 2018 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

Links are not always available via mobile devices. You get to D/L the PDF/doc and then copy excerpts! Formatting itself is a huge pain.

Anyhow stay tuned, another arthshaster chunkian document will be shared soon. Keep your eyes peeled @ sauravjha and other brf friendly folk! :)
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707749

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil, I meant altitude, basically that Astra range mentioned as 60km is at med. altitude realistic conditions. QRSAM will have a missile range of 30km. Radars range is 80km-120km (Surveillance/FC) https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Hq4uPQeLLKc/WKGgmzW_rZI/AAAAAAAAMUA/VkpJ-cTisGID7FG9PEEBTu2evG4uAE4owCLc...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707749

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:So Astra MK1 has a range of 60 km. QRSAM has. Range of 30 km and SFDR has a range of above 120 km. Akash 1S is guided by indigenous IR radar.


That range though is at around 8 km - 10 km. Not the highest range achievable which is tabulated at 15km.

Akash 1S has a RF seeker.
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4267
Views: 689552

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

France does have a track record (as does Russia) of working with us "core" technology, albeit at a heavy price. In the 1980's, it was Thales then Thomson CSF which allowed BEL engineers to work with French guys in radars via the PSM-33 program, then the Sagem (now Safran) guys transferred ...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

On LRTR from way back, from Dr VK Saraswat. Ajai Shukla article on BMD An untold story: how India got its missile defence Dr Saraswat rejects reports that the LRTR in India’s ABM system is actually the Israeli Green Pine radar. He stated, "The LRTR is actually a radar built by (a DRDO laborat...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

even on the LRTR ..i know its the Green Pine. Why is it in the DRDO handbook. Did they make LRTR clones on their own or assembled more Green Pines? Manjgu, LRTR is not the Green Pine 1-to-1, LRTR is basically a desi variant of the Green Pine architecture. The Israelis shared the hardware design wit...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

Karan M ... I understand your point and I did read all that u highlighted ... but as a taxpayer I can demand more transparency from a govt PSU. I dont think its too difficult to implement what i suggested. all these reports are done by DESIDOC who pride themselves on their documentation.. Manjgu, i...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

sahay wrote:
nam wrote:It has an image of the Long Range Tracking Radar.. our BMD eyes.

That's not an image of LRTR, it is Israel's Green Pine.


The DRDO LRTRs pic is in a DRDO tech focus article from several years back. Check the last page of an AESA array being tested.
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

See for instance, items in bold are local inductions, having cleared user trials without any major fuss. GBMES deliveries have started & per low-key reports barely reported in the media, Divya Drishti is also operational. Now consider the number of radars IAF has inducted, many AESA units. 37 Ro...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

I hope DRDO is doing good work... i would like they indicate the status of each product ..in concept stage, development, trials , accepted, INDUCTED ( and how many units). will make me feel more at ease.... Manjgu, we will have to take the report I have quoted sbove and then do a line by line searc...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

Thing is if we look at the issue this means DRDO now has a core competency in certain systems with trained personnel, partners, vendors, and in house building blocks- subsystems and hardware available. Plus tge competence to build on it and make either an extension double quick ( Bharani Mk2 is deri...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

For what they get in budget, the results are simply outfekinstanding!!! Our govt throws lakhs of corer of rupees on sunsidies and useless political sppeasment compared to that Rs 3000 corer is not even amount to pocket change in Jetley’s pajama. I am amazed at how many products are now regularly cl...
by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

ramana wrote:Thanks but that is old report for 2017 to 2018.


The report is from March 2018, the link is correct. Thanks sahay.
by Karan M
20 Jun 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

Sachin, The list includes mission mode projects, TD programs, infra programs and some developed by DRDO without a firm service requirement. The majority of the items in that list (over 90%) are in service are against mission mode programs, or with firm indents/orders while others are in the process ...
by Karan M
20 Jun 2018 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1557
Views: 304690

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

DRDO notes it is making Uttam, Digital RWR and SPJ for Mk1A. If HAL wishes, it can integrate them on the Mk1A.

Great move. At any rate we have systems available for Mk2 and also, can fob off arm twisting from the Israelis or whosoever.
by Karan M
20 Jun 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308720

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

John, all suitable missiles are planned to be refurbed and life extended.
by Karan M
20 Jun 2018 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308720

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

Sum, yes - the IAF now wants DRDO to focus on AWACS India, 2 (indented)+ 4 options. Clearly limited budget driving optimization towards more capability at existing budget levels. Meanwhile, 2 more Phalcons are planned provided Russia, Israel give the right price. The DRDO AEW&CS have been heavil...
by Karan M
20 Jun 2018 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3165
Views: 263505

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

Standing Commitee on Defence Report 2018-19, March 2018 DRDO's completed and ongoing programs list makes for really interesting reading. Few if any firms have such a structure where literally all their products are to be made to a firm requirement and then forced through extensive trials till they m...
by Karan M
19 Jun 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1557
Views: 304690

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

Would it be a good idea to combine thw Rustom project with the unmanned Tejas? I don't see what an unmanned Tejas can do that a UCAV like Rustom can't. This might help make more funds available to the project as then we will be funding 1 instead of 2. Not at all! The Rustom can't fly and fight in c...
by Karan M
19 Jun 2018 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1557
Views: 304690

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

He drew on the meteor discussion..and is pointing out its limitations.. IMO, not integrating Meteor on Tejas and Su-30 is but expected as it takes away a big reason for India to buy Rafale. What did we expect, MBDA which is tied at the hip to the French state and Dassault, will just acquisce to our ...
by Karan M
19 Jun 2018 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515157

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

KK sir, please take a look at the track record of OFB, it is not like the other DPSUs or DRDO. Huge concerns with QA/QC and hence a degree of caution is warranted, IMHO. ATAGS otoh I would say, accelerate. Having said that, I feel Dhanush will prove itself and its variants will be inducted in number.
by Karan M
18 Jun 2018 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 515157

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

+100 Guys, have to echo SuryaG. Its one thing to raise justified concerns, quite another to constantly diss the IA, even before the results are out about any actual malafide intent to delay induction. Despite OFBs huge errors of commission and omission, IA has given them such a huge chance for the D...
by Karan M
18 Jun 2018 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 869
Views: 174317

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Astra MWP already has UHF band TXRX modules, I wonder what's stopping LRDE from making an UHF based AESA for GBAD and the IAF from asking for one. Its a quick and simple solution to dealing with J-XXs optimized for high band RCS reduction.
by Karan M
18 Jun 2018 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 869
Views: 174317

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201704071052402085-israel-aerospace-rader-israel/ New Delhi (Sputnik) — Under the tender, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will supply 66 new-generation 3-D surveillance and tracking radar to the Indian Army under technology transfer. The radar has been developed by Elt...
by Karan M
18 Jun 2018 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308720

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

Not at all comparable. The SA-3 Goa radars are completely outclassed in range, performance and capability and sensor diversity. We are talking of comparing a 2020 model F/A-18 to a 1960s A-4 and even with upgrades, latter won't compare as a strike fighter. Having said that, these were robust, capabl...
by Karan M
17 Jun 2018 07:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308720

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

GBMES deliveries have started & per low-key reports barely reported in the media, Divya Drishti is also operational. Now consider the number of radars IAF has inducted, many AESA units. 37 Rohini radars LLTR 18 Israeli 2084 radars MPR 19 Thales GSM-100 LLTR 15 EL/M-2106 LLWR 21 Aslesha Mk1 LLWR ...
by Karan M
17 Jun 2018 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308720

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

The IAF's EW capabilities have increased by leaps and bounds. The 3 Phalcons & 3 DRDO AEW&CS all have comprehensive SIGINT capabilities - Radar & COMINT both. The IAF has also operationalized Divya Drishti, a COMINT analysis system Divya Drishti is a joint SI Dte – DRDO programme, with t...
by Karan M
17 Jun 2018 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308720

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

Have to say IAF Mirage 2000's are very EW heavy. Remora, Caiman and ABD internal SPJ. Now all likely being upgraded/replaced with the latest gen units. 49 Mirage 2000 + 36 Rafale are not a minor force by any means. And now we know of 2 new DRDO programs likely to be ready soon, Aslesha Mk2 and the M...
by Karan M
17 Jun 2018 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308720

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

http://www.aeromag.in/articlesingle.php?article=8 Give us an update on Akash and other missile programmes where BEL is actively involved? Akash is the first indigenously developed air defence missile system in our country, realised by DRDO with support from BEL, BDL & private players. It is a ma...
by Karan M
17 Jun 2018 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 869
Views: 174317

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Picklu saar,

Regular HPR + 2ndary BMD role.

Replacing THD-1955 with a desi-AESA, high reliability!

http://www.aeromag.in/articlesingle.php?article=8

BEL has been upgrading and maintaining these 40 year old systems.
by Karan M
16 Jun 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 869
Views: 174317

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Woo hoo. The HPR is from LRDE. MOD has gone the local route for the HPR! HIGH POWER RADAR (HPR) 1. Description of Technology: The HPR is an Active Aperture Phased Array Radar based on Solid State Trans-Receive Modules. The Active Phased Array technology allows electronic scanning in azimuth as well ...
by Karan M
15 Jun 2018 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2628
Views: 249684

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

"Su30 MKI is a good plane, ...atleast a generation + behind in sensors, radars and avionics" I'd say that generation behind needs to be qualified. The Bars radar for instance may not be an AESA, but will easily outperform most radars in service worldwide & easily match some 1st gen AES...

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