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by Karan M
27 May 2018 04:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 1238
Views: 72990

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

Link to download the book. https://ia801508.us.archive.org/9/items/TheSpyChroniclesRAWISIAndTheIllusA.S.Dulat/The%20Spy%20Chronicles_%20RAW%2C%20ISI%20and%20the%20Illus%20-%20A.S.%20Dulat.pdf Mirror http://ifcdata.mobi/cloud/index.php/s/PdAaPt859y43kJx Doval comes out looking like a grade A patriot...
by Karan M
27 May 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 104172

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

^^^ Correct me if I'm wrong. Despite all the RCS decreases of the airframe, if you load it with missiles, bombs, drop tanks, target pods, jamming pods, it is going to be rather reflective. I don't know how much, but my WAG is it is going to be significant. So, while I'm sure it is quite useful in s...
by Karan M
26 May 2018 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 104172

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Philip, I said reduced RCS features. Not, "stealth" - there's a difference. The LCA already features Y shaped intakes which should shield a significant portion of engine face from radar. v -Incremental features could include adding RCS baffles provided they don't impede air flow. LCA featu...
by Karan M
25 May 2018 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1422
Views: 260596

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

..... Guys, Smart MFDs are usually those with GFx capability in the display itself and also enhanced display capabilities. In short, LCA Mk1A wont need an extra display processor. Its a weight, volume saving exercise in a way. Digital Map Generators have been added by DARE for IAF to MiG-27 Upgrade...
by Karan M
24 May 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

While discussing the seeker for Akash, we have to remember that one of the first things that was done during Modi's first visit to the US in 2014 was to sign a deal for Honeywell's TALIN system to be integrated with Aakash (and also guided Pinaka). This is being manufactured by TATA SED and is bein...
by Karan M
24 May 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1422
Views: 260596

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

Indranil, that's excellent news. It means the complaints about lack of existing MC may be overblown and a common sensical approach to leveraging a (probably), well-into-development design is being taken. Singha, the COMAVIA solution was supported by ADA, and was meant for both LCA and additional upg...
by Karan M
24 May 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

JayS, Awesome. Akash MkII with dual seeker would be a great cruise missile and TBM killer. And could even work against glide vehicles. I hope Christopher sir did a LCA Mk2 on Akash NG and made sure it is a proper replacement for even Barak-8. This 30-50-80 km delineation between Akash-AkashNG-Barak...
by Karan M
24 May 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

DRDO SAMs will only go from strength to strength, shat shat naman to Kalam sir for Akash, Trishul and BMD program.
May he be reincarnated to protect mother India's children again.
These 3 programs have laid the building blocks for almost all types of SAMs.
by Karan M
23 May 2018 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3932
Views: 618127

Re: Small Arms Thread

Does Karnataka State Police has a SWAT unit? Doesn't seem like it based on a cursory Google search. I hope they have helicopters and slithering equipment. Saaar terror attack likely at xyz . Sorry saar, still at Silk Board. :roll: On a serious note, in a city where ambulances are stuck in traffic, ...
by Karan M
23 May 2018 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Wow. Talk about having an eye for detail. Icing on cake will be if there are new radars as well. Thank, Karan, but it is not me. I don't think anybody should care about the center of pictures released by govt. agencies? Who gives a damn to a minister, or head of department cutting a ribbon, passing...
by Karan M
23 May 2018 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

KaranM, Thanks. Do we know if the IA Akash are refurbished too? Ramana sir, IMHO that passage is typical desi-English. The refurbish is their way of saying upgrade. They don't mention the user, whether IAF or IA. If its IA, tsarkar's surmise was correct. I think these are for Babur cruise missiles....
by Karan M
23 May 2018 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 104172

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

It will not be a hot rod but perhaps we will fund the epe 414 in which us navy is not interested Neither is the rafale much of a hot rod ...agile and versatile but not a energy oriented sports car of the f16a or f22 mould Rafale is a hot rod saar. The claims it is not mostly stem from a comparison ...
by Karan M
23 May 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 104172

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html You had a problem with the LCA for the Navy. The Navy has said no to it for their present carrier programmes. So does this means the lifts are being enlarged to fit NLCA MK2...? If this is the case and give...
by Karan M
23 May 2018 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Wow. Talk about having an eye for detail. Icing on cake will be if there are new radars as well.
by Karan M
22 May 2018 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I sincerely doubt USAF would put F-22 in BVR in non sanitized, non NATO environments and even there, it would operate with a lunenberg lens and restrictions on radar modes and tactics.
by Karan M
22 May 2018 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Manish_P, you'll really like this. Its very well written. The statement that large force exercises were done is interesting, was it strike or included air to air. https://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/man-turning-and-burning-best By HARIS HUSSAIN June 28, 2014 @ 7:50am HARIS HUSSAIN The Royal Malaysia...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3084
Views: 246299

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

His bio says he was actually in charge of the LCA MMR antenna, the Navy airborne radars (https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2015/jul_15.pdf) which is why it made ample sense for him to do the AEW&C, but I recall him doing briefings on the BFSR-SR as well. He also explained the methodolo...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3084
Views: 246299

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

He is the man who was involved with DRDO's first huge radar success, the BFSR-SR, he was involved with BFSR-SR program at LRDE with Dr Cleetus as the lab head, and was part of the landmark decision to tap the private sector for most of BFSR-SR's key assemblies. At least that's what I remember from m...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

nam wrote:Probably to intercept CMs. Radar head might have issue with low flying cruise missile, better off using IIR against CM exhaust.


Akash can engage low flying targets and has been tested extensively in that regime. That's likely not the real reason, but more about survivability.
by Karan M
22 May 2018 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ramana - Dr Christophers interview clears up several things about Akash. I think tsarkar is right on the dot when he says Akash for IA has an IR seeker. First, take this note: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/akash-missile-tested-with-indigenous-radio-frequency-seeker/articleshow/61...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 856
Views: 26447

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Shiv, nice try at playing the victim but let me just shine a mirror at your own egotism. Your spat with Arun S is well known. I refuse to again become party to such ridiculous charades. Second, your posting record is full of prior spats with pretty much every moderator - whether it be Ramana, Indran...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

In a well integrated EW system - you'd have the radar tracks, the IRST tracks, the ESM tracks, the pod tracks - all sensor fused with a single display. Each would be ranked in order of threat. For instance, aircraft approaching would be ranked by type, approach velocity, whether they were targeting ...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

the russi su35s that operate in syria have this long wingtip pod? are they subject to the same G limitations as we experienced? https://i.ytimg.com/vi/riWPvlILTJA/maxresdefault.jpg their su30 and su34 both of whom run strike missions uncontested there carry wingtip aam https://southfront.org/wp-con...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Caveat, Sukhois haven't gone up against AESA equipped USAF birds, yet. Most of its successes were against earlier Eagles, Vipers. They went up against EFs (both sides claimed victory, first time the Brits, second time us, then red faced Brits huffed and puffed), up against Rafales in France (French...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Jay that's indeed the case, AF got the Su-30K and decided to make a MKI out of it. It has worked in many ways, and in some ways, it hasn't. Problem is when that fighter makes up over40% of your fleet and the vendor remains lackadaisical, the challenges multiply. One can only be happy, I suppose that...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

One question regarding the assertion that the Sukhois bested the Yankee and Oiropean birds: Were both the sides operating under near full capabilities (full radar and BVR) ? Or were the radars in training mode ? And were the engagements in WVR ? (If not, which BVR missile was simulated). Just curio...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

So if our Ru aircraft were such duds, esp. the SU-30, why did the IAF want and build so many? A massive 272! What other choices did the IAF have? The MMRCA circus just shows how convoluted acquiring any new airframe was. Buying a proven Mirage 2000-V went nowhere. And want even more plus upgrades t...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

shiv wrote:Would it be possible for Philip and Karan to stop spamming this thread with


Actually you just spammed the thread with a meaningless post full of drivel.

If you can't contribute stay out of the thread and desist from trolling.
by Karan M
22 May 2018 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

How are the Talwars working? How about the Kilos? Akula? Err.. just wait for a CAG report on how the Russians provide spares for these platforms, and then you'll see the true state of affairs. Many ex-IN guys have made a living scrounging for spares for the IN. SMTs? The SMTs draw on the good effor...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

......... Okay, I just lost a pretty detailed post, so I won't repeat the whole thing again. Just a few points: 1) The jaguar example was to clarify that western equipment doesn't always come without issues. That India was stuck with the NAVASS and had to come up with Darin highlights this. This is...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650558

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ok this is leadership. Kudos to Dr Christopher. Also speaks volumes about our penny pinching babu giri and what scientific community has to face. https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html DRDO had earned bouquets for its missile achievements, but br...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

About the only thing going for Russia is that its lack of BS on Hyuman rights, NGO-giri etc. That's perhaps the biggest reason to buy from them, which is not saying much about their equipment at all.
by Karan M
22 May 2018 03:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Please point out the good ones, with a focus on serviceability. There are a ton of deals where the Russians have taken full advantage of us, MiG-29K, Su-30 spares/TOT, T-90 (legion of issues).. the list goes on and on and on and on.. Its pretty clear the only stuff where we somehow manage to get thi...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

You can see this from a variety of perspectives Karan. The su 30 even at 50% availability is probably cheaper than the Rafale, how many Rafales could iaf have purchased with the amount it has spent on the acquisition of the mki? Had India bought Rafales in three phases, what might the costs have be...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 104172

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Its amazing how aware you are of the LCA Mk2s performance even before it has flown.
by Karan M
22 May 2018 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 104172

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html You had a problem with the LCA for the Navy. The Navy has said no to it for their present carrier programmes. We had a problem, when the [Navy] chief made the statement.... We had a meeting then. I understoo...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 104172

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Indranil wrote:The bulk of the empty weight gain is going to be from the larger fuselage and more internal LRUs. I think they are upping the internal fuel capacity by more than 50-60%. That is phenomenal.


Is the fuel info confirmed, truly a phenomenal improvement if it occurs.
by Karan M
22 May 2018 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Karan , the Rafale deal was the outcome of the MMRCA contest. That came about officially because of the inordinate delay in the arrival of the LCA, and the need for more medium- sized single seat multi- role aircraft.It was NOT an alternative to the heavy twin-seat SU-30.The latter bird, definitely...
by Karan M
22 May 2018 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

KaranM ... affordable is a very ambigous term... why some army gen is saying we need X Billion USD for modernisation... MKI with Bmos is affordable.. whats the issue?? What's the issue? Does one even need to point out the pending problems with MKI and how they are yet to be resolved, making the IAF...
by Karan M
21 May 2018 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330345

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

BTW, to see Dhanoa's sir comments in right perspective. See the amount of planform discontinuity here. Consider amount of movement when actually flying and hence the RCS returns. No wonder it can be detected by a Su-30 class radar at range. http://www.hystudio.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/J20-2002...

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