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by Karan M
10 Dec 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3507
Views: 362971

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

FICV is another lollipop project supposed to make the private sector into DPSU alternatives. Problem is as we have seen, lollipop programs only lead to demands for more lollipops. The same way as the Avro replacement is a completely messy and unnecessary program wasting over a 1000 crores when the I...
by Karan M
10 Dec 2018 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620148

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

A major advantage of the I-Derby ER is that it uses the same missile envelope. Unlike the AAIM-120D or Meteor, I-Derby ER will be compatible with aircraft currently cleared to carry Derby. RAFAEL claims it will be able to deliver 80% of the Meteor’s performance at a third of its cost. It is also su...
by Karan M
10 Dec 2018 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620148

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

There is also the entire operational security angle.. MBDA apparently expects IAF to hand over Uttam and any AESA radar to 6 partner nations to pick apart. They know the Israelis wont agree and they cite that as a reason, Shukla is stupid enough to not even mention this and is whining about the Mete...
by Karan M
10 Dec 2018 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620148

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

It will obviously not be a stunner just repurposed for the AAM role but a derivative. The Israelis are masters at re-using and adapting technology modules. So they can mix and match some elements of the stunner algorithms, airframe design concepts, some common modules (INS etc) to drive down cost. W...
by Karan M
10 Dec 2018 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620148

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

PS the Stunner is dual seeker, a better choice than Meteor against countermeasures.
https://hushkit.net/2012/05/18/israeli- ... f-us-aams/

Shooklaw is completely clueless. He says ASRAAM need not be integrated with the radar. His unhinged politics have made him lose any sense.
by Karan M
10 Dec 2018 14:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620148

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

That Shooklaw article is shameless. He's even ok with this?! Then, in response to an IAF query whether the Meteor could be integrated onto the Uttam AESA radar the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO) was developing, MBDA gave conditional acceptance on July 13, 2018. Writing to the deputy chief, MBDA...
by Karan M
10 Dec 2018 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 802
Views: 140582

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A pretty compact design for the performance it provides. I suspect IAF will ask DRDO to rapidly transition it's AESAs to homegown GaN as per the plan.
by Karan M
09 Dec 2018 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 964021

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Haridas ji, yep. 180 crore program.
by Karan M
09 Dec 2018 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 964021

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

If we see the pic of the launchers, expanded view, the missiles within are IIR equipped.
by Karan M
09 Dec 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 964021

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I am not 100 percent sure its HELINA itself but rather the next derivative or follow on to HELINA, which may have again required some change or the like. Reason being, in March 2018, the MOD noted: On being asked about the new projects being formulated, the Ministry in its written replies submitted ...
by Karan M
08 Dec 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

Note 8*65W peak in earlier TRM set. Now it's 7*110W, around a 50 perc increase in performance with one less TRM module.
by Karan M
08 Dec 2018 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

Alpha uses off the shelf GaN from global market, not Indian. BEL lady at the stall want too keen on answering questions about the X Band module. Atleast she object to taking these pictures! Thanks Prasad. Alpha seems to be the go to partner for CABS if I recall correctly. Why the heck did the BEL l...
by Karan M
08 Dec 2018 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 964021

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Dhruvastra remains an enigma to me. I don't yet buy that it is merely a container and not an ASM itself.
by Karan M
08 Dec 2018 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5071
Views: 964021

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

SANT is RF. Helina is IIR.
by Karan M
08 Dec 2018 05:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

The first set are for QRSAM radars ( https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... IuJvb9S8wA), and Uttam. Second set, likely for AWACS India.
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The Chini MIC is most certainly a threat. Its not a 60 feet tall monster as some would like to portray it but at the same time it would be silly of BRF to dismiss it. I just don't agree to any attempt to throw objectivity out of the window by either hyping them (or ignoring them entirely). Their war...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86073

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

All I am saying is that unless we field Uttam en masse or a derivative, any "special" technology we possess will invariably be in the hands of some other country with the corresponding issues.
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And read up on what's happening in India before constantly worrying about PRC. On the forum are the 3 perspectives on military modernization and domestic MIC from the 3 services, multiple links have been posted. If you still keep harping on using the PRC threat or this threat after that, we really c...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Actually I don't know it. I am struggling to understand what is your basic issue and why you insist we should ape the Khan in whatever manner, when we don't need to and it is a completely unscientific way to build up our own capability. What do you mean by "using" the China MIC threat? Why...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86073

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

And... Khan already knows about the GaN SAAB will likely put in the Indian fighter. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/defense/2018-10-27/saab-sees-first-gripen-e-stores-releases-and-develops-gan-radar Meanwhile, Saab has been contracted by the U.S. government to supply an X-band AESA fighter r...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620148

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

Just glad that things worked out as I had hoped for. ;) October 2015. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1922719#p1922719 Meanwhile, ADA will continue developing the Tejas Mark II, replacing the current General Electric F-404IN engine with a new GE F-414 engine. The IAF remains scepti...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Karan ji, you are trying to convince me that our MIC is in a good place but what harm is using this challenge from the chinis to make it even bigger and better? Are we where need to be already? Even the US, with its huge MIC is making use of this challenge. Chola, if you want to use this forum as a...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:it even has a cloth over the glass canopy to protect from heat as real fighters do.

imo a PLAAF pilot has defected to USA via some intermediate hop just as viktor belenko brought the Mig25 to japan.


Or the PRC copied a US AFB down to the roof. :rotfl:
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And that surprisingly primitive rocket-like aircraft shot through carefully staged F-15 ambushes in Desert Storm, shot down a F-18 and then returned to base unharmed.

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/who-sh ... 55bb966df5
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

1) Cheen has shitty warfighting ability so we do NOT need to spend like $30B on new firangi gear (57 RFI, 36 MMRCA 1.0, 124 MMRCA 2.0) to compliment the overwhelming advantages we already have in quantity and quality against an opponent who doesn’t fight anyways, 2) We can and must use that $30B on...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Yes, well said. The Khan MIC has a vested interest in playing up PRC capabilities as does the military, but both will know the real state of affairs given HUMINT and TECHINT analysis of PRC programs. Only that the IAF Chief was blunt enough to point out issues with the J-20 configuration, but it's ...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

If they have managed to make S/C/L Band GaN devices in bulk, its possible they do have an AWACS India antenna populated and ready for tests. GaN had achieved 10W/mm @ 50V as of 2017. They didn't have X-Band at the time but were trying for it, and had managed till L/S/C. Looks like they then deliver...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The more I read as a Mango Man the more I am convinced that China has got one thing right. Show the good number of aircraft, ships and massive parades regularly to the world and make everyone fear you. Most nations do not see beyond the glitter and even those who can and do see will be apprehensive...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

That and Trump's doubling down on the utaroing their chaddi in public has shown that you don't cave in but stand firm against the bluster of a bully. All the bluster against the first round of tariffs only led to the second round of tariffs with huawei cfo arrest now. What works to China's advantag...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

This sort of stuff happens. Its regrettable but also reiterates that people toiling silently in the background often take great risks. I still remember meeting an old Bengali gentleman from DMRL, a senior scientist, who was overjoyed to have people genuinely interested in what he did for "Mothe...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

DRDO is really rocking the frugal engineering mindset using the scale offered by the engineering bench strength in India. For a fraction of the cost allocated by WW bigwigs, they have been developing system after system. Now for that same stuff to be replicated across missiles. https://salute.co.in/...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

Something I was trying to get confirmation. SSPL's GaN X band effort. This video confirms SSPL has X band GaN HEMT for RF at 5 watt in 2017. If I am not wrong 10-15 Watts would allow us to use GaN in fighter radar. There are some info floating on internet that we have reached 10 watt and GAETEC is ...
by Karan M
07 Dec 2018 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Its been two decades since the J-10 emerged, and not a single Chinese designer will admit its a Lavi derivative. Not one. Reams will be written about paper projects which existed before and how they "led" to the J-10. With this level of insecurity, and lack of transparency, the PR claims o...
by Karan M
06 Dec 2018 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240998

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Are you for real to propose such an absurd solution? The T-90s ammo hoist system is completely exposed and would take a ton of effort to integrate into the Arjun hull and completely negate the Arjuns crew protection advantage. And how is the T-90 turret proven? The Army is currently shopping for sol...
by Karan M
06 Dec 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527684

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kengsley wrote:The PRC is not an open society.

Kengsley wrote:China is not an open society and its military is even less so.

Kengsley wrote:I'd love to discuss it's shortcomings, but we know 0 about the actual radar and I've never claimed to.


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by Karan M
06 Dec 2018 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

Ok, thanks this is really credible stuff and designed for practical application. If they can integrate this into the composite skin of our aircraft, even as secondary layer.. great stuff. Thanks to AmberG and you for flagging this.
by Karan M
06 Dec 2018 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis
Replies: 719
Views: 33547

Re: Corruption in Arms Deals - News and Analysis

i hope this actually leads to something and the BJP does not use it as usual for some back room ploy and then drop the prosecution in a fit of ham-handed graciousness and megalomania
by Karan M
06 Dec 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

nam wrote:The meta-material is DRDO funded project and specification/requirements were laid down by DRDO.

They will want to figure out a way to embedded these material on to a composite skin of aircraft and the effect of high speed and air friction/heat on these material.


Good find. Any link?
by Karan M
06 Dec 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333397

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

Well we need a lighter weight antenna, a gimbal and the aerostat to hoist it all up. :oops:
by Karan M
06 Dec 2018 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2976
Views: 620148

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

Or keeping some space for a 5G platform or to order a wevo d tranche of Mk2s..Hmm.

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