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by Indranil
15 Jun 2019 04:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One question. Can the HSTDV not be released from an aircraft at an test altitude? Which aircraft flies at 32km altitude..?? What can be done is, it can be taken at say to 40000ft underslung and then the booster attached to the Scramjet takes it as high and as fast as needed for the test. But we nee...
by Indranil
14 Jun 2019 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757661

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

There is. But it is up to us to conform or not.
by Indranil
13 Jun 2019 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I have learned to believe anything about a prospective order only when it is placed. There is our procurement system and then their is DDM. Too many unreliablities.
by Indranil
12 Jun 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I would have been surprised if they would have succeeded in their first try. We are now investigating the boundary of man's current knowledge.
by Indranil
12 Jun 2019 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46924

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Is India vulnerable only from the northeast and northwest? If yes, then stop spending on the Navy. If not, then I don't see your point!
by Indranil
11 Jun 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

Confusion between weight and mass?
by Indranil
11 Jun 2019 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

It is most likely CFIT. In that case, you often dont have any large pieces left.
by Indranil
11 Jun 2019 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

I dont know. I am reporting the specs.

Ramana sir, I did not do any calculations.
by Indranil
11 Jun 2019 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

20.4 tons. 13.5 million joules.

AFAIK.
by Indranil
10 Jun 2019 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

The arrestor barrier installed at HAL was supposed to have been able to capture aircrafts moving at up to 160 knots.
by Indranil
10 Jun 2019 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757661

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

How is this engine different from the CE20 which has been flying earlier?

Is it just my eye or does the third stage look longer?
by Indranil
09 Jun 2019 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

Chetakji, Why are you angry on me? I am with you on this. That Ajai Shukla article is too specific to be without merit. He couldn't have cooked that up. So, IAF and HAL have flagged this before. Dassault kept brushing it aside. While it is not that uncommon, this is far from ideal. Two men have paid...
by Indranil
08 Jun 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46924

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

The height of the arrestor wire is higher than the height of the bounce.
by Indranil
08 Jun 2019 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46924

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Those traps are not from landings. The aircraft just rolled over it at near landing speeds.
by Indranil
08 Jun 2019 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I agree with you on the Kamovs. I also want to see competition. If Kamovs are better for LUH and/or NUH, I would have liked it to have been built by a private firm. Unfortunately, that die is cast.
by Indranil
08 Jun 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Ramana sir, A large part of Dhruv is built by the Indian private sector!!! Why not bring up the private sector where we don't have Indian designed products. For example, NCAD is going nowhere. Mahindra and Tata are a step away from being able to field 18-seater commuters. How about a 70-seater RTA. ...
by Indranil
08 Jun 2019 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46924

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

ArjunPandit wrote:You just missed one thing ..when?


They will trap in August. I don't know about VikAd. There are more logistics involved there. Whenever that happens, I will take my family out for a seafood dinner.
by Indranil
08 Jun 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

Redundancy should have taken care of it. Most likely, it is a very rare flight condition not captured in the algorithm.
by Indranil
08 Jun 2019 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46924

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

These pictures need to be discussed in more detail here. 1. Glad that you all liked the image captions. Comes from a TP. Another TP commented. This makes me happy. Because ADA’s apathy to any kind of marketing is something I don’t understand. SAAB has more pictures and brochures on the Sea Gripen. A...
by Indranil
07 Jun 2019 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Two other important design considerations are the position of the MLGs and the clearance of the wing off the ground.
by Indranil
07 Jun 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442224

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

Kakarat wrote:
Indranil wrote:2. There was wind tunnel model of a two stage missile/rocket. Nothing that I know of fits the bill.


How do you say its a 2 stage missile?
To my eyes it looks like a AAM and thought it could be Astra Mk-II

Too fat.
by Indranil
06 Jun 2019 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442224

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

There wasn't anything exciting in that report. There were only two things that caught my attention. 1. After the 55 and 65 HP wankel engines, they are now testing a 30 HP wankel engine. What could that be for? 2. There was wind tunnel model of a two stage missile/rocket. Nothing that I know of fits ...
by Indranil
06 Jun 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It is not as easy as it seems. For Su30s, they developed a pylon which mounts on two tandem hard points. In other words, the aircraft had the capability to carry that load on those two hard points. Nowhere is the Boeing 737 strong enough to carry a 2.5 ton missile. We should join a dedicated bomber ...
by Indranil
05 Jun 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari sir, Got it: ALH MkIII is good enough for the Navy requirement as is. Is HAL planning an improved variant beyond MkIII (I am aware of some of the continuous improvements). Incidentally, the changes we were discussing are exactly on the lines of what Eurocopter is doing from H145. No changes in ...
by Indranil
04 Jun 2019 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

souravB wrote:IR sir, isn't one of the role envisioned for Bramhos NG as A2A AWACS killer?

Sir!!! Why?!!!!!

Yes, one of the roles of Brahmos NG is that of an AWACS killer. But Brahmos NG has been 5 years away for the past 10 years!
by Indranil
04 Jun 2019 06:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Abhik ji,

You are not far off with use of NGARM as AWACs killer. It is one of it's intended roles. We will probably see range extension on it.
by Indranil
04 Jun 2019 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Brar sahab, I agree with you that if push comes to shove the best way to extend range of a SAM would be to go for a fatter booster. Essentially what Barak ER is doing. But, there is a limit to that. For ranges beyond 200 km or so, it will give too much of a response time for the HVT to escape. India...
by Indranil
03 Jun 2019 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I agree that the missile airframe has to be redesigned and recertified almost completely.

But, at the same time, if India ever decides that it does need a Novator type AWACS killer, it could get there very quickly. The propulsion, warhead and seeker are all there.
by Indranil
02 Jun 2019 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari sir, thank you for your reply. Please indulge me a little longer. My intention is to learn more. I agree with you that: 1. ALH has sufficient power at SL. 2. Changing the MGB is no easy task. Even if the MGB is redesigned, the rotors have to be redesigned too, meaning the tail rotor has to chan...
by Indranil
02 Jun 2019 04:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

tandav wrote:Is the wire strike system active (powered) or passive (unpowered)?

Passive.
by Indranil
01 Jun 2019 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4045
Views: 623359

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Hari sir,

I did not completely follow the reasoning. With a MGB which can take the max power of the engine at sea level, wouldn't you have even more power at your disposal while hovering with a submerged dunking sonar?
by Indranil
01 Jun 2019 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2994
Views: 244860

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

VishalJ wrote:Yours truly with CNS Lanba at INS Rajali with some of my framed photos of the Tu-142: https://twitter.com/VishalJolapara/stat ... 5262544896

Congratulations VJ!!!

I quietly your pictures. Thought of speaking up this time.
by Indranil
31 May 2019 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292115

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Don't probe when people in the know are not sure whether they should share any more.
by Indranil
30 May 2019 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

1. I don't think this is Phugoid. Something much more sudden and violent.
2. I will be very surprised if Dassault will put any serious money or time into this. Mirages are on their last legs anywhere in the world.
by Indranil
30 May 2019 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291082

Re: Military Flight Safety

The flight control computer is untouched by HAL. The mission computer is. The mission computer has nothing to do with flying the aircraft.

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