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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: 1503
Views: 293082

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: 1837
Views: 307561

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: 1837
Views: 307561

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: 3120
Views: 258041

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: 1503
Views: 293082

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: 1503
Views: 293082

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: 4393
Views: 509841

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: 4393
Views: 509841

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: 868
Views: 173703

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: 868
Views: 173703

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: 1837
Views: 307561

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: 1837
Views: 307561

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: 1837
Views: 307561

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: 1837
Views: 307561

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: 1837
Views: 307561

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: 868
Views: 173703

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: 868
Views: 173703

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: 2627
Views: 248526

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...
by Karan M
14 Jun 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702112

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:Actually, I was wrong. India has acquired and deployed the SPYDER system and recently started deploying the same along the borders.


3 Squadrons worth.
by Karan M
13 Jun 2018 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3977
Views: 632083

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ It will be awesome if IA regularly starts buying from Tonbo.
by Karan M
13 Jun 2018 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1837
Views: 307561

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

Indranil wrote:I did not know that the Mig-27s could carry these. Good!


Not only can the MiG-27 carry these, they can be guided by a UAV lasing the target!
by Karan M
13 Jun 2018 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1503
Views: 293082

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

Kakarat - any more brochures? Radars, EW, missiles, subsystem etc
by Karan M
13 Jun 2018 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3449
Views: 415358

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I wonder sometimes about our priorities.. that $930 Mn would have purchased how many SPJs, missiles and munitions for our existing platforms..
by Karan M
13 Jun 2018 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4716
Views: 715131

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Some great steps made in terms of SIGINT as well in recent years. Varuna ESM which can detect LPI radars is now cleared for series production by Navy after two units were trialed extensively. Radar Fingerprinting system which was first made for the Navy, is now mainstream on tri-service platforms, i...
by Karan M
13 Jun 2018 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123866

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

We need the desi F-16 - a fighter which can be produced in the hundreds & continue to evolve (say lowered RCS tweaks, plus more advanced EW suites) and give the IAF the 300 platform bulk around which the IAF can build its combat edge around, with the same squadron capable of doing SEAD, datalink...
by Karan M
12 Jun 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 123866

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

*We need the bomb truck* That's what I can definitely say. We need a decently manouverable platform with state of the art avionics, a very wide range of weapons and sensors, a large payload and a large mission radius which can do a range of missions and have a high serviceability. More than that is ...
by Karan M
12 Jun 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 732
Views: 114793

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

^^ The CAG IIRC was the previous admins defense secretary. This does not bode well for the current admin, which is as savvy about such matters as a headless chicken, judging by the dogs breakfast the CAG report on the LCA was and yet it was not even countered by the MOD or ADA. As an independent co...
by Karan M
11 Jun 2018 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375339

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The combination of all 3 attributes makes the S-400 a very hard nut to crack and also, very valuable to any AF. One can only imagine what will happen if Russia starts producing GaN radars with very high power output allowing these systems to detect VLO targets at range. Is this functionality that w...
by Karan M
08 Jun 2018 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 732
Views: 114793

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

^^ The CAG IIRC was the previous admins defense secretary. This does not bode well for the current admin, which is as savvy about such matters as a headless chicken, judging by the dogs breakfast the CAG report on the LCA was and yet it was not even countered by the MOD or ADA.
by Karan M
08 Jun 2018 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3083
Views: 369831

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Can you kindly stop the rah rah US, bah bah weak India trope or take it somewhere else?

This sort of pointless commentary is neither beneficial or encouraged.
by Karan M
08 Jun 2018 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248526

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

To be fair to the Russies, the same is true about everybody we have imported from. Where are the French sticking to their MMRCA bid submission? Meteor is too hi-fi for them to integrate into our systems. They openly told the French that we are second class citizens when we import the Scorpenes. At ...
by Karan M
08 Jun 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248526

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

Jay, for once I have to agree with Austin. Unless we buy out the entire design and associated infra e.g. China with Lavi becoming the J-10, we won't get anywhere with a handful of guys who will lack the supporting ecosystem they enjoyed back in the USSR. They simply can't work miracles. To stay on t...
by Karan M
08 Jun 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248526

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

All the negotiation in the world, won't matter if the other side doesn't hold up their end of the bargain and further, you are so dependent on them that you can't push the issue. That's our challenge with Russian arms (or for that matter several other vendors too). The only answer is progressive ind...
by Karan M
08 Jun 2018 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248526

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

It requires deep domain knowledge which I seriously doubt we currently have. All our guys were walking around on footpath, passed some entrance exam, trained a little bit in totally unrelated subjects and suddenly found themselves transformed as "scientists" one fine morning. I hope you h...
by Karan M
07 Jun 2018 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375339

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Austin, of course it matters more. What is the size of the THD-1955. Can you put it on a truck and cart it around? GaN radars offer 4x power aperture increases for the same size! That is a huge advantage, provided you can manage the cooling and power generation. Peak power is not the only thing, dut...
by Karan M
07 Jun 2018 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375339

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Thanks Cain!0 Second top I guess :lol: Why is the puzzling question and Karan have given some insigts as to why IAF is so keen on this long range SAM even after so many SAM systemss under induction or in pipeline. Kuch to baat hai sir! S-400 to my mind has 3 main advantages 1. Flexibility - a singl...
by Karan M
07 Jun 2018 03:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2719
Views: 375339

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Only weakness is that its PESA based systems mostly Its an hybrid PESA and Dual band Radar ( S & L ) 3 different Radar ( 91N6E ( S Band ) /92N6E ( X Band )/96L6E ( L Band ) The basic radar operating in S and L band are effective agaisnt LO type targets recent details on S-400 system I posted he...
by Karan M
05 Jun 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3978
Views: 702112

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Waiting to see which radars will be used for Akash NG. LLTR Ashwini is a given. Wonder which FCR.
by Karan M
05 Jun 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2339
Views: 377609

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Yep, same China making super advanced J-20s which have to be backed up by 4Gen Su-35s ..

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