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by Indranil
19 Oct 2020 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There's a report that entire missile was recovered from sea so they'll be able to do extremely good failure analysis. Impossible. 1. If a self-destruct button was used, missile won't be in one piece even before it hits the water. 2. If a self-destruct button was not used, the missile will be in tho...
by Indranil
19 Oct 2020 06:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082676

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

IAF's requirements are not in terms of AoA. Because frankly, that is not IAF's job. IAF's job is define the minimum turning performance at various speeds.
by Indranil
19 Oct 2020 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

How do you guys surmise the problem with Nirbhay is it's engine? Some reporter said something and that's why?
by Indranil
17 Oct 2020 06:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

tsarkar saab, yes that launcher is being used for a variety of other missiles that are going to be tested from the Su-30. Many more in the pipeline.
by Indranil
17 Oct 2020 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082676

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

AoA by itself is meaningless. The lift generated by a wing at 20 degrees AoA may be more than the another wing at 24 degree AoA.
by Indranil
16 Oct 2020 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4360
Views: 1044231

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

X-post from India US thread. https://tfipost.com/2020/10/back-in-1992-joe-biden-made-sure-that-india-does-not-get-access-to-cryogenic-tech-for-its-space-programme/ Nobody is clean. The article conveniently leaves out the detail that the committee made of Republicans and Democrats unanimously voted ...
by Indranil
12 Oct 2020 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

JTull wrote:
kirpalbasra wrote:Why do the Indians give all ways give results of test and why make a big noise about conducting a test.


Failure of one test just gave credibility to the success of all others that have taken place in last month.

Exactly my sentiment!
by Indranil
10 Oct 2020 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Question to the gurus. For the missiles that do not use rails and are ejected from the jets - How do they fall horizontally and symmetrically. Why don't they by the gravitational force tilt on the front or tail while falling? No object will tilt because of gravitational force. The acceleration due ...
by Indranil
10 Oct 2020 02:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044407

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why would you need ATGM launchers for a medium lift helo. This will be approximately in the same weight class as the Mi-17. There is no need for either the IA or the IAF to be arming these with ATGM's when they can easily buy as many LCH and Rudra as they require. The armed Mi-17's of Kargil came a...
by Indranil
08 Oct 2020 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2393
Views: 511925

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Prem Kumar wrote:Question for ADE; what's going on with Rustom? Why aren't even non-weaponized versions flying?

They are very much flying sirjee.
by Indranil
04 Oct 2020 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31012

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

I don't exactly know. Earlier the armor below the side glass was armored. Also the flat glass panels in the front were armored. Now, everything is.
by Indranil
04 Oct 2020 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31012

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

The most important change has not been discussed here or anywhere else that I have seen. The glass on LCH is now bulletproof and these have now been tested at high altitude.
by Indranil
04 Oct 2020 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Er... Why is every one calling this Shaurya missile? Is this not the Pralay missile (sure its derived from the Shaurya) - details of which have been posed by IR, KM saars and others since quite some time now? https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2410630&sid=d38ea3f51f4a38cda2f42cb7...
by Indranil
03 Oct 2020 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

These articles have the latest news on LRLACM. Apparently its being developed like a Klub S with supersonic terminal stage. https://www.livefistdefence.com/2020/07/the-lowdown-on-indias-long-range-land-attack-cruise-missile.html With the BrahMos cruise missile, now operational with all three armed ...
by Indranil
02 Oct 2020 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044407

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ramana wrote:tsarkar, The contract for ALH has to be modified to make those changes. But MoD can fund HAL to make two ALH with the two segemented blades. Maybe they will do that as demonstrator

HAL already doing it with internal funds. But one ALH only AFAIK.
by Indranil
01 Oct 2020 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139586

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Take it with more salt than in the entire Indian Ocean. The French designed Rafale and M88 to keep itsknow how intact. Much before the Rafale had any export successes, the French celebrated the DnD cost as necessary. There is no way they will hand that over to us.
by Indranil
30 Sep 2020 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55234

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Actually not. If you look carefully, it looks like they are reusing the entire fuselage, LGs and empennage. The horizontal tail has been moved lower from the classic T, bot both the VT and HT look the same. If you have followed their progression with the rudder, the horn-balanced rudder makes sense....
by Indranil
30 Sep 2020 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55234

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The Saras Mk-2 program has been reviewed at regular intervals by the Project Monitoring Committee including participation form stake holders. During the year, considerable progress was achieved in the design of Saras Mk-2 (19 seater aircraft) towards optimization of configuration. The drag reductio...
by Indranil
30 Sep 2020 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 218
Views: 55234

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Introducing NAL Saras Mk2 tractor version. I hope they take the pragmatic approach of using the 228 NGs cockpit and landing gear (if required). https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjCaJq7U0AA-PIZ?format=png&name=900x900 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjCafRJU4AEPVoH?format=png&name=small https://pbs.tw...
by Indranil
27 Sep 2020 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Tsarkar ji

It is most probably the test firing of an Igla. But, the target is definitely not banshee. Banshee's launch is not rocket assisted. Neither can it achieve altitude that quickly.
by Indranil
26 Sep 2020 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nope. Akash launcher is quite distinctive. And akash missile is huge. This target is roughly 1.5 mtrs long.
by Indranil
26 Sep 2020 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1044407

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

yes. In development for a while now. Somebody here can speak about it at detail. But please don't prod.
by Indranil
26 Sep 2020 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Abhyas is not supersonic. It's top speed is about 0.5M. Mag be extendable to 0.7M in future.
by Indranil
26 Sep 2020 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

PrP3lYBqEq0 Okay. What are we looking at? Does not seem to be a Manpad. That initial burn will definitely leave the person with shoulder launcher without epidermis for the rest of his life. Looks like a target drone launch. If there was a manpad (the person kept referring to someone with something ...
by Indranil
26 Sep 2020 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

How about you tell us Indranil? No clue. MANPAD? I do not know. Both the target and the interceptor have me perplexed. My observations: I want to believe the guy who is providing the commentary. He knows what he is talking about. This is at Chandipur, so this is a DRDO test. This is the test of a S...
by Indranil
24 Sep 2020 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082676

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Oh! This is public now. It will be more than just trainers.
by Indranil
13 Sep 2020 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082676

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

One thing I will add is the following. Tejas IOC to FOC to Mk1A to Mk2 is seeing and will contjnue to see more and more outsourcing from HAL. Many of these players are making such large aerostructures for the first time. HAL is also learning on how to lay down specifiations for parts that can be rea...
by Indranil
12 Sep 2020 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082676

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I believe the Rafale can do better than 130 knots and also the Tejas can do lower than 120 knots!! Indranil might have the latest figures. I remember indranil quoting 100 knots for Tejas. In anyways Tejas should outdo rafale in this particular aspect. Yes, Rafale can do much better. Hearsay is 85-9...
by Indranil
03 Sep 2020 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

STAR *cruise* missile entering wind tunnel testing at NAL. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eg8wbmkVoAEyfoi?format=jpg&name=small This is almost the final version. 1. The very first version 2 intakes with a stout body. This was done around 2014-2015. This was done to study the air intakes and validat...
by Indranil
25 Aug 2020 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31012

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Tsarkar sahab,

You meet the requirements first. After that you preserve life of the components for obvious reasons.

For example many AJT trainers (like Mako and Boeing's T-7) use the derated F404 engine for increased life and availability with lower maintenance and operational costs.
by Indranil
23 Aug 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan, thanks for the information. Certainly news to me. But launching at a target in the hind quarters by piecing together threat perceptions: How accurate can that launch be? And as you said, how far off could the target be. Certainly not BVR ranges.
by Indranil
23 Aug 2020 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Spectra is just a unified suite of self defense sensors and countermeasures. It is not used for missile guidance.

On Mica IR the terminal guidance is through IR.
by Indranil
19 Aug 2020 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3607
Views: 1011082

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I think I have come across the dimensions of the QRSAM for the first time. Sharing them here:

Length: 4.364 m
Diameter: 0.20 m
by Indranil
17 Aug 2020 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31012

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

My theory is that it is the tank from Kiran (180 kg) or IJT (235 kg) or Hawk (470 kg). I believe the tank is from Kiran. May be Nair sahab can clarify.
by Indranil
17 Aug 2020 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1082676

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Raghunathgb wrote:Forget mk1A. There are 40 IOC and FOC Tejas fighters on which uttam can be fitted even if entire 83 mk1a go to elta.

I loved this post.
by Indranil
15 Aug 2020 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54387

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

I will say this IAF tried everything at that time to kill HTT-40! We can't run away from that fact.

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