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by Indranil
16 Jul 2018 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2647
Views: 477588

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The vacuum-lit version was already flight tested on last GSLV launch. This is the ground lit version.
by Indranil
14 Jul 2018 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2564
Views: 235822

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Philip Sir you are just parroting what the Russian authorities have put out in the media. Even, I, a fan of FGFA/PaKFA can call that BS. If FGFA is ready, only fractionally more expensive than Su-35, but much more capable: why would anybody not order PAKFAs instead of Su-35s today? For example, F-35...
by Indranil
14 Jul 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424845

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL has been trying to keep a tight lid on its developments for the past couple of years. You will hear from them when they cross a milestone.
by Indranil
13 Jul 2018 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3231
Views: 300530

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I have not heard of any distress. They have to test every combination of temperature, altitude and terrain (including amphibious operations).
by Indranil
13 Jul 2018 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 825
Views: 105647

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Line drawings of a double hulled conventional submarine, with and without AIP - India's own design Credit to our own Aditya G from twitter https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQeQiC3X0AAvuXY.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQeQkUyWAAM5cZm.jpg I remember seeing these diagrams here about a year back. It was ...
by Indranil
13 Jul 2018 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424845

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

BTW how is the little one? Thank you for asking. He is doing well. He ended up being a model for a toy company which started shipping the product yesterday. So his face is reaching a few more households. We are lucky, he is a very social kid. Doesn't fuss much and adapts to our lifestyle which is a...
by Indranil
13 Jul 2018 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424845

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ks_sachin wrote:Yeah. But when will it enter service?

They are en route to get IOC by year end. LSP will start after that, like in the case if LCH.
by Indranil
13 Jul 2018 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3231
Views: 300530

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

WHAP is older brother. Bigger, stronger and heavier.

It is highly likely that this cake is baked. Basically, VRDE and Tata would have realized that they can easily come up with a smaller version of the Kestrel. All this RFP etc. is formality.
by Indranil
13 Jul 2018 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3231
Views: 300530

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

VRDE has floated an RFP for DEvelopment and manufacturing of 6X6 APC capable of carrying 8 troops. 15 ton GVW, 350+ HP, amphibious, STANAG II compliant.
by Indranil
12 Jul 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701158

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

JTull wrote:Could Jags be considered instead of Mig-29s? We've lot more local knowledge about the internals.

How boss? Look at the comparisons of the engines on the Jag and Kaveri. The latter is much bigger and twice as powerful.
by Indranil
12 Jul 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701158

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

and most importantly, the inlet.
by Indranil
12 Jul 2018 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

Come now, don't just spread unsourced rumors. ADA head said Mk2 will be much easier to make, not that Mk1 is bad. You state this, next guy will add more masala and some idiot journo will repeat it as fact. Saarji, the poonch of the tadpoles sometimes waggle and thoughts get misrepresented. I never ...
by Indranil
11 Jul 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

I like the article actually. A kneejerk "solution" to LCA's woes is not the right way. But for future projects, we should have an overall. LCA's development and manufacturing is very fractured. This was not by choice. To develop the plane they had to go to everybody who was remotely close ...
by Indranil
11 Jul 2018 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1656
Views: 212928

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

There is a piece very critical of the current dispensation,as well as the former in the Deccan Chronicle which one will post in another td. It may be biased,but there are some hard home truths in it.My sadness with the NDA is that one hoped for faster decision-making and a taming of babudom in the ...
by Indranil
11 Jul 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1656
Views: 212928

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The beaurocrats are career-strategy makers and geopoliticians? Who will train them? If the prime minister says that India is alone and is not in a position to count the support of anyone. You will easily see India beginning developing it's own MIC. And who advices the PM on what decisions to make. ...
by Indranil
11 Jul 2018 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

If, ISRO and ADA design aircrafts and spacecrafts based on what technology and capability exist within the country, then no aircraft and spacecraft would come out of India.
by Indranil
11 Jul 2018 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1656
Views: 212928

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

The beaurocrats are career-strategy makers and geopoliticians? Who will train them?
by Indranil
11 Jul 2018 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2647
Views: 477588

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The Indian system uses wireless communication to start with. I was reading up on pad abort testing and the first pad abort test of tge Apollo crew capsule was placed on a booster. This had 3 wires running and if rwo of 3 wires broke it would initiate the abort automatically. The little joe booster ...
by Indranil
08 Jul 2018 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2647
Views: 477588

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The Indian system uses wireless communication to start with.
by Indranil
07 Jul 2018 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

Tejas begins the sky party at AFS Sulur https://english.manoramaonline.com/videos/video-featured.section.5804072011001.html Video by Anantha Krishna of a walk around of the Tejas Mk1 fighter by Sqn Ldr Aditya Desai. ^^ he mentions the drop tank to be 1200 liters, and then can be loaded with 1000 po...
by Indranil
07 Jul 2018 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2647
Views: 477588

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Prasanna Sir, from the video it is clear that those “windows” are actually rocket exhaust ports.
by Indranil
06 Jul 2018 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2647
Views: 477588

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Are the ion thrusters an ISRO inhouse project or the follow on of the Bellatrix-designed thrusters?
by Indranil
05 Jul 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2647
Views: 477588

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Parthu Potluri @Parthu_Potluri Snapshots of a Presentation by @isro 's S. Somanath, director of VSSC, from the India side event at this year's Toulouse Space Show. Glimpses of India's future launch vehicles, propulsion, and much more! See the whole presentation at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6xw4ng1...
by Indranil
05 Jul 2018 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2647
Views: 477588

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

prasannasimha wrote:Image

Note that the crew capsule now has windows and entry door this time

And lattice control surfaces!
by Indranil
05 Jul 2018 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

I don’t know what is the latest hold up on Line1. Line 2 delivery is on schedule. The latest that I heard was two aircrafts within this month.

All aircrafts currently go to Sulur.
by Indranil
03 Jul 2018 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 727683

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Russia likely supplied that tech under the table but later on claimed China reverse engineered. Don't be surprised if S-400 roll out the Chinese factories at fraction of a cost before Russia finishes all deliveries of S-400 to India. Whether Russia supplied the tech or Chinese really reverse engine...
by Indranil
03 Jul 2018 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701158

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Ramana sir, There are already manufacturing this. Where are they using it? Kaveri? AFAIK with kabini core. Did we miss this? Macron's engine offer for Tejas aimed at powering more Rafale sales By Justin Paul George https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/npc/2018/march/din-10march2018.pdf the first two of...
by Indranil
02 Jul 2018 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701158

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Ramana sir,

There are already manufacturing this.
by Indranil
28 Jun 2018 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424845

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Heliborne insertion of Garuda for SAR missions, sabotage/capture of enemy ALGs/Airfields/forward radar locations, will not be possible without armed heli escorts. Moreover, air-to-air role against UAVs and other slow-moving aircraft is a possiblity. Apaches can be equipped with Stingers (Air-to-air...
by Indranil
27 Jun 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

I think this cost audit is welcome. I am sure Tejas is more economical than anything out there. Whatever the outcome of these findings, India will win.
by Indranil
25 Jun 2018 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

Srikumar, Ofcourse the CG travels as the aircraft fuels up, and you are right that the software has to be validated for that direction of CG movement, but there are two aspects here. 1. It has been tested on the iron bird first, and only then it would have been cleared for flight testing. 2. The cha...
by Indranil
23 Jun 2018 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3481
Views: 424845

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The apaches have come at over 100 million per aircraft. How much is the additional payload again?
by Indranil
23 Jun 2018 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1785
Views: 345923

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

They are not worried about the fuel transfer, but the ability to fly in the wake for long durations.
by Indranil
22 Jun 2018 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 727683

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1009412992306425857 ---> Image depicts DRDO's Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) during a pop-out test. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgInm9_WkAA9Ybc.jpg Yes, Saurav Jha is a phenomenal reporter. Some other details in the report: 1. Fire and forget 2. T...
by Indranil
22 Jun 2018 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 727683

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil, The divergent part is the nozzle. Its not thrust vector control type nozzle but is a nozzle from fluid mechanics perspective. No sir, they are not the same. A nozzleless motor does not have a nozzle. And they pay the price in lower Isp (at least 15%). The exit may be shaped like a cone (a...
by Indranil
22 Jun 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 727683

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I am extrapolating a bit here, but I think Nirbhay's powered flight may be extended to 2 hours in the future which should increase its range by 70-80%
by Indranil
22 Jun 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3195
Views: 272942

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

But, I am completely with L&T on this. What is this nonsense that ship building PSUs with orders which cannot even be fulfilled for the next 5 years are given more orders while L&Ts shipyard lies idle in want of orders.
by Indranil
21 Jun 2018 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 727683

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-cTisGID7FG9PEEBTu2evG4uAE4owCL...
by Indranil
21 Jun 2018 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 727683

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@SJha1618 Following Following @SJha1618 More As far as @DRDO_India's Solid-Fuel Ducted Ramjet project is considered, it is a joint project with Russia to develop a missile with a range of 120 km at an altitude of 8 km capable of flying at a speed of Mach 2.3-2.5. Source #DRDOAnnualReport2016 SFDR h...
by Indranil
21 Jun 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4042
Views: 727683

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

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. Oops about the RF seeker....

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