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by Karan M
07 Mar 2021 17:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627592

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Disappointing to see someone like C Raja Mohan clinging to yesteryear thought process when it comes to Pakistan ! I have written this earlier and I reiterate now that Yindoo "Defence experts" are too apologetic and have an inherent self destructive trait in their DNA. For matters Strategi...
by Karan M
07 Mar 2021 17:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807348

Re: Understanding the US - Again

That is from 2018.
by Karan M
06 Mar 2021 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235932

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Facts and figures are essential. Without that, its just an opinion piece without corroboratory evidence.
by Karan M
05 Mar 2021 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242524

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So will SFDR even in aircraft carry a booster and how does Meteor operate, or should the launching aircraft be at a certain minimum speed to launch Ramjet missiles? Edited Later: Meteor has a solid fuel booster which propels the missile to Mach 3 when the Ramjet kicks in , so presumably SFDR will a...
by Karan M
05 Mar 2021 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 161537

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

Vips most of these guys recycle public news to monetise YT videos. Please try for the original news instead.
by Karan M
02 Mar 2021 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360299

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

sameer joshi on twitter says "It is to the credit of the ‘Tigers’ that the CCS/ 14 Sqn ac cud never threaten them, with the young IAF M2K pilots never falling for the shooter/drags deployed by the Thunders. " what is referred to as shooter/drags? In BVR, some aircraft act as a dragnet. Th...
by Karan M
26 Feb 2021 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474135

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

This means the US of course knew about the Viper shoot-down.
by Karan M
25 Feb 2021 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5338
Views: 1360299

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

Indranil, KaranM, Can the Tejas Mk1 be upgraded to Mk1A standards eventually? Some avionics, yes. But there are structural differences that can't be retrofitted. MK1A is designed with production engineering improvements for easy serviceability. In terms of what matters to us, common radar, EW, arma...
by Karan M
22 Feb 2021 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

One in two Tejas fighters to have Desi radar Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/81140150.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Incredible stuff. Matches Prasad's report earlier. 21st Tejas onwards to have Uttam, MOU with HAL already si...
by Karan M
17 Feb 2021 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242524

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.livemint.com/news/business-of-life/guided-missiles-homing-in-with-indian-deep-tech-11613314273154.html#box_11613314273154 What a poorly researched article by this Malavika Velayanikal, who has made a literal propaganda article without any confirmatory check. She is comparing Nag (a heavy...
by Karan M
02 Feb 2021 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

One can figure out what happened IMHO.

Look at DRDO's budget for 2020-21, under Revised vs Budgeted. Latter is far lower than proposed.
Simply put, ADA likely got no funds to move ahead with "good to have" stuff from HQ and put the proposals on backburner till funding opens up again.
by Karan M
02 Feb 2021 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800996

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Precisely. You can add weather modes to a non weather radar.
by Karan M
01 Feb 2021 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800996

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Is the model to scale? The antenna on top seems a bit small , more like the same one on Emb-145. Would more modules increase sensitivity and range? The Australian Wedgetail seems much bigger, but that seems to be a different design, so not a direct comparison. Yes, I had hoped for a much bigger rad...
by Karan M
01 Feb 2021 20:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10117

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

To prevent R&D over the defence budget later on.... Capital budget is what matters.. Not interested in Opex & pensions. Not the right thread for this, but this is a common misconception. The opex ie revenue budget matters. Its where the services put the expenditure for training and yearly s...
by Karan M
01 Feb 2021 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Truly a heartfelt thank you to all those who assisted Team Tejas to get this order.
by Karan M
01 Feb 2021 03:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800996

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Guys - on 2nd thoughts, lets leave out the guess-estimates. Why make folks across the border's tasks easier. Let them sweat.
by Karan M
01 Feb 2021 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800996

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The picture scale may not make it apparent to the naked eye, but this Netra is more powerful than the original.This is a Netra ++. :)
by Karan M
30 Jan 2021 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 815602

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

sajaym wrote:From the above citation, are we to understand that the drogue caused a sudden change in the wake airflow which overwhelmed the FBW and caused it to go haywire?


Not likely. The drogue likely clipped one of the sensors, like the AoA ones and caused the FBW to go out of kilter.
by Karan M
25 Jan 2021 16:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 887709

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Ok, that's it, folks. Kashmir is gone. No way we can hold on to it now that new TSPA leadership cadre is going to be trained with IMET funds, making them effectively invincible ghazis. ... You have been warned! This is not about losing Cashmere. How much of the funding would find its way to BIF for...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2021 23:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235932

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Disha, if the entire episode was culinary institute + SD, then with this new admin (no India friendly Pompeo, but Burns and SD back to default programming), we can expect a few more biscuits thrown the way of this lady, to compensate for all the grief she suffered over this one. After all, Ravish ev...
by Karan M
17 Jan 2021 14:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235932

Re: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Till yesterday, the young lady was cursing the very PM she is appealing to on her SM handles. Now she is appealing to him. Now she has woken up hopefully.
by Karan M
16 Jan 2021 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800996

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A super Netra, able to manage the same range as a Phalcon would be great, and ensure these birds are capable against whatever China will field via Pak as well. This development is not going to be an impossible stretch. An issue of scaling and higher power generation. The timeline of 4-7 years to de...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2021 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1324
Views: 381699

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Especially given how the Israeli 130mm upgrade was a flop show. And suddenly we want to depend on them for our bulk artillery?
by Karan M
14 Jan 2021 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233831

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The ASMI looks quite bulky. More of a prototype than an actual weapon IMHO.
by Karan M
14 Jan 2021 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1036
Views: 233831

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Sadly ironic, to see CRPF buy sophisticated Indian which IA procedures wont allow. Hope Tonbo's QC is up to spec.
by Karan M
14 Jan 2021 15:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5687
Views: 766934

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I look forward to witnessing the continuous, deliberate, high-intensity battering Russia will be receiving (across multiple fronts) from the incoming Biden administration, throughout the next four years at least. I am really going to enjoy this. With a huge portion of India's weapons coming from Ru...
by Karan M
14 Jan 2021 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 815602

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

TVC combined with HMCS makes the Su-30 very dangerous in WVR. It can be used till high subsonic too. I wont be surprised if IAF has used its ability to effect rapid changes in direction, in missile evasion tactics as well.
by Karan M
14 Jan 2021 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 558
Views: 133905

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Even Shukla is making the classic mistake of taking the procurement cost, dividing by 83 and assuming its airframe cost. Expert indeed. Quality of his articles is on a constant decline.
by Karan M
08 Jan 2021 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5718
Views: 807348

Re: Understanding the US - Again

This thread will be even more relevant under the new admin, I suppose.
by Karan M
06 Jan 2021 11:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8935
Views: 1047073

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

BBC doing it’s best to put oil in the fire https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-55526123 For all practical purposes the Beeb and its extremely supercilious, supremacist Brit staff and Indian flunkeys are anti BJP/ Hindu phobic for the most part (see their staffs pvt comments on Indian issues...
by Karan M
06 Jan 2021 01:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2021 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 2559
Views: 235932

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

That Tapan Misra story is incredible. I don't think a scientist of his caliber, seniority would make up such a story. Or is he sick, and suffering from some delusions.
by Karan M
05 Jan 2021 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800996

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A super Netra, able to manage the same range as a Phalcon would be great, and ensure these birds are capable against whatever China will field via Pak as well. This development is not going to be an impossible stretch. An issue of scaling and higher power generation. The timeline of 4-7 years to del...
by Karan M
20 Dec 2020 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4250
Views: 1242524

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I know the barak 8 has demonstrated cooperative engagement similar to what the USN has shown, but I wasnt aware we had already developed this in airborne scenarios. This is the fundamental point, and there literally has been no technical counter to such a simple and straightforward point. Net, don'...
by Karan M
12 Dec 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1513
Views: 474135

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

MeshaVishwas wrote:This is just Golden :rotfl:



Brilliant. I still remember some folks on BR going on about how even Darra Adam Khel made better firearms than India. Hope they wake up now and realize what Pak local artisan shop level stuff is really capable of.
by Karan M
12 Dec 2020 02:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1390668

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The irresponsibility shown by these farmers in the middle of a pandemic, is incredible. Literally no masks either. This pandemic has clearly shown how many folks need to really advance in terms of social responsibility.
by Karan M
04 Dec 2020 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4462
Views: 831542

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

I think we can finally rest our theories on QRSAM motor. DRDO confirms it is a single stage motor. Indranil, apropos our discussions. "The missile is propelled by a single stage solid propellant rocket motor and comprises indigenous sub- systems. " Also, Shukla mixed up the Pinaka guided a...
by Karan M
28 Nov 2020 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346665

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

3 Still lower than that on the Mirage 2000 which had 3950 (https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/row/mirage-2000.htm) However, its dry thrust SFC is 0.9 (lbs of fuel/lb of thrust) and that of the GFC I believe that is a mistake. M2k fuel capacity is 3978 liters not kg. Let me look for a source. I am t...
by Karan M
26 Nov 2020 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346665

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

3388kg, that's a 37.8% increase in internal fuel over Tejas's 2458 kg. In the same ballpark as a F-16 (without EFT): 3175 kg (https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104505/f-16-fighting-falcon/) Still lower than that on the Mirage 2000 which had 3950 (https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys...
by Karan M
26 Nov 2020 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 1016
Views: 268574

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

coverage will be limited to+/-60 deg in AZ because of fixed antenna array, Gimbaled antenna array will increase scan coverage as is in BARS. I don't think we will know what the elevation and azimuth limitations are. It may exceed +/- 60 deg in AZ. What is more important is a coherent beam in terms ...

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