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by Karan M
21 Jun 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3997
Views: 705552

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: 3997
Views: 705552

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: 4266
Views: 688126

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 1526
Views: 297698

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: 308477

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: 308477

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: 3158
Views: 261029

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: 1526
Views: 297698

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: 1526
Views: 297698

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: 4423
Views: 513576

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: 4423
Views: 513576

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: 174164

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: 174164

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: 308477

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: 308477

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: 308477

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: 308477

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: 308477

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: 174164

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: 174164

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: 249232

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: 3997
Views: 705552

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: 4005
Views: 634636

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: 1839
Views: 308477

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: 1526
Views: 297698

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: 3451
Views: 416421

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: 4720
Views: 717512

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: 123979

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: 123979

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 ...

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