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by VibhavS
17 Jun 2016 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1811
Views: 165813

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Gentlemen just throwing in my 2 cents on this very interesting thread. This has been one of the most interesting threads recently on the Navy. Please note the following is just my opinion of how the Navy's subs may be used. The Navy knows that the DE subs they own though they have the ranges to trav...
by VibhavS
18 Jun 2015 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2fXChvE6WQ

Here is an interesting documentary on the Standard Missile. May answer all the questions on the Missile Modifications and uses.
by VibhavS
21 May 2015 02:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

India only purchased the T72 in the late 1970s, so I do not think we used any in the 71 war.
by VibhavS
21 May 2015 01:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Agreed my friend but if you are moving the Ammo and Auto loader to the bustle then you do not really need to move the crew out of the turret right? Since you solved the problem of the whole thing brewing up. In the case you just outlined just the bustle is going to blow up which is the case with eve...
by VibhavS
20 May 2015 23:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Armata is not revolutionary, it is an extension of the current Russian Tank lines with auto loaders. All they are now doing is that they are trying to get the crews out of the turret since their tanks have a nasty habit of brewing up when the turrets get penned and ammo catches fire. Not really a ma...
by VibhavS
09 May 2015 06:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344365

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Arun Sir, just look at the difference between Vikramaditya, Vikrant (new) and French Charles De Gaulle the French Carrier. The French Aircraft carrier carries more aircraft 4 more than Vikramaditya, 10 more than Vikrant. Now I am quoting Wiki for the numbers but even given the inaccuracies involved ...
by VibhavS
09 May 2015 06:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

^:rotfl: :mrgreen: hilarious...
by VibhavS
09 May 2015 05:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344365

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

EMALS equipped carriers are nice, nuclear or not but not necessary for the Indian Navy currently. We are not going down to South China Sea to kick butt. Our strategy revolves around choking choke points. We do not have a global policing role either. We need submarines, SSNs. That will allow us to co...
by VibhavS
09 May 2015 05:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 169771

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

As if they can do this. They lack the domain expertise to do anything but claim "x was not met by y at z cost". That's all they have been good for and will be good for. In the US, their GAO actually gets specialists from RAND & industry itself to train their folks or chip in where the...
by VibhavS
08 May 2015 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 169771

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

On the CAG report, I understand that the Tejas has failed to meet the promised deadlines and the ASR as laid down by the Air Force. But has the CAG studied the veracity of the ASR itself? I mean all this report tells us is that: 1) Failed to deliver per promised timelines 2) Failed to deliver per AS...
by VibhavS
08 May 2015 01:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344365

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Is the author being serious? US will never sell us Nuclear Propulsion Technology especially reactors and associated technologies. Not even in my wildest dreams. EMALS is a game changer, but only in terms of launching aircraft with more weapons and fuel on it. We would have to figure out what aircraf...
by VibhavS
07 May 2015 22:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 740837

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

What about a system like Caesar (17.7 tons) or Archer (30 tons) or ATMOS? Those are not much heavier than a truck and towed gun (with the exception of Archer) and could be used in the mountains. Secondly the towed gun has troubles due to the turning radius of the weapon attached to the truck than ju...
by VibhavS
07 May 2015 22:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 740837

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Well Dhanush would be a start right, for an Army systematically starved of even basic requirements. To go up against Chipanda, we would need an SPH system, they would out-number us in artillery and would also have Fire Finder Radar support. We would need the flexibility and survivability of an SPH r...
by VibhavS
07 May 2015 21:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 740837

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Yagnasri wrote:Good idea. hack the websites for brochures. :rotfl:


Why hack Sir. All you have to do is hit the download button :twisted: and give fake personal data :twisted: If required to provide a contact.
by VibhavS
05 May 2015 23:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 344365

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

:mrgreen: Have we not Khan lovers doing the same on BR? Try criticizing the JSF on the JSF Turkey or Talisman Thread.
by VibhavS
05 May 2015 20:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Thank you for the answers on Canisterization disha, ramana. I understand the benefits of the same but was curious as to what stage of the development cycle they decide that the missile is ready for canisterizing.
by VibhavS
05 May 2015 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Brar saheb, you mean that there is no active program discussed in public for using lasers for ABM. Remember reading somewhere that Americans and Russians had tested X-ray based lasers sometime in the past. Dont know where that went. Since they were talking about small X-ray laser devices being boost...
by VibhavS
05 May 2015 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Seriously after throwing that much of Money at it I think the Americans should be able to intercept the next Armageddon Asteroid Headed our way. ICBMs are piddling stuff. :rotfl: This money argument is unconvincing for the same reason that Mangalyaan worked for less money than that wotzitsname Holl...
by VibhavS
05 May 2015 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

So time for a newbie to be a newbie and ask a question - Canisterizing would mean we are close to a production standard for the missile?
by VibhavS
04 May 2015 23:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Ramana Sir, agreed. I was working on a list of all BMD tests conducted by the Khan and the target type. Also to ascertain the ranges achieved. I believe they are testing lasers against ballistic targets as well. My point only being that with that kind of money being spent. They should have $100BN wo...
by VibhavS
04 May 2015 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

So some consultations with Google Chaachaji returned the following on the American Efforts - $100BN spent on perfecting Hit to Kill Tech, essentially all the money spent on BMD efforts. THAAD Dev Cost - $3.8BN THAAD ER Dev Cost projected or allocated by Lockheed - $1BN Cost of a Single Battery -$800...
by VibhavS
04 May 2015 21:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

My 2 cents of Sooth Saying, Armata MKI CAG Report : 1) Armor - Composite armor of worse quality than Kanchan MK3. Inadequate protection and worse ERA than Indian ERA. 2) Targeting systems - Cannot fire Indian and Israeli 125mm rounds. Army spent 200 Cr developing new software and hardware to replace...
by VibhavS
04 May 2015 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 181672

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

So the man does have a back ground in space technologies and has worked for ISRO and EADS. Though in my humble opinion the man however knowledgeable is only serving interests of certain lobbies which do not want to see India become self sufficient in such technologies. "Dr. Gopalaswamy holds a ...
by VibhavS
30 Apr 2015 09:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Character Assassination has already begun. Army building the case for the new "Armata" - call it - T1000. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/armys-fleet-of-arjun-tanks-face-technical-issues-major-proportion-of-124-tanks-in-service-not-operational/articleshow/47103764.cms It i...
by VibhavS
29 Apr 2015 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157153

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Each class that the US built was an improvement over the older one. Now they went through 5 classes of SSBNs during the cold war. Where they tried pressing home every new technological improvement. We Indians have not invested much into that approach especially for submarines, fighters (LCA is Case ...
by VibhavS
25 Apr 2015 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157153

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

I am guessing you understand that the 90 day limitation for an SSN is only fresh food. Yes they did beat the American defenses. Still does not mean that they are now offensive platforms. Here are the reasons why: 1. From the Article you have quoted "The result of this unique, yet remarkably sim...
by VibhavS
25 Apr 2015 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157153

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Depth is one of the reasons. The continental shelf extends much farther out in the Arabian sea. Secondly, the water temperature and salinity are of a nature that cannot mask a noisy SSN. Lastly, expected missions against Pak can be fulfilled perfectly well by SSKs. AIP SSKs will suffice. SSK are no...
by VibhavS
24 Apr 2015 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157153

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

SSKs are inherently suited to warfare in the Arabian sea. SSNs are better off in Bay of Bengal Care to elaborate on that? Why do you say that? The Arabian sea is quite deep enough for SSN's to come into their own. Secondly nothing would shut the Paki SSK's out of the seas than the constant fear of ...
by VibhavS
24 Apr 2015 02:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Rakesh wrote:58 - 60 tons from Russia weights a lot less than 58 - 60 tons in India. The Russians have mastered the art of levitation.

:shock: :rotfl: Gee all of these years I believe levitation was an Indian Seer specialty... all that stereotyping wasted...
by VibhavS
23 Apr 2015 23:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 445632

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

[b] There is no FMBT desi design or prototype as of now unlike the new Russian FMBT. Even the IA's specs haven't been worked out. IA will issue FMBT GSRs as soon as they recieve the Armata's specifications, in English Sad but true.. But my 2 cents on the same.. They will read the english translatio...
by VibhavS
13 Apr 2015 23:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

If thats the cost of 3 P-15a and 4 P-28 then they come in at less than 650 mil per P-15a and 330 mil per P-28. But since P-15a and P-28 are both without any SAM's they ought to be cheap. With the P15A getting Barak 8 do we know how much the launchers will cost? Since the radar and FC is in place al...
by VibhavS
13 Apr 2015 23:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

P15A - 11662 - $1.86B
P28 - 3051 - $.489B
IAC1 - 19341 - $3.0B

Please note all numbers above are done using Current Exchange Rate of R62.4 - $1 as per google chaacha. I just hope I do not have my decimals confused.
by VibhavS
07 Apr 2015 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 160311

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Maybe this quote from Strategy Pages sum up India's Position on the matter:

"We have no position on that issue. In fact, your position IS our position. Could you tell us what our position is?"

Link: http://www.strategypage.com/humor/artic ... 471421.asp
by VibhavS
25 Feb 2015 05:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

ravip wrote:They have built the P15B very fast.


Ravip well they are going pretty fast with Hull construction... wow thats nice... I wonder if they will proceed with fitting out at the same pace.
by VibhavS
21 Feb 2015 00:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Singhaji in my humble opinion more than ASW me thinks that the IN lacks in long range Anti Air Warfare capabilities. Our latest and greatest Kolkata carries only 32 BARAK-8 SAMs. Now I understand that our typically expected adversaries don't really have all that many missile platforms to launch a ma...
by VibhavS
21 Feb 2015 00:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Shivalik class: 2 twin tube HWT + 2 RBU 6000 + 2 heavy ASW helos on 6000 tons. Should get HMS+ATAS Note: I believe the HWT are internal just like on the Talwar class. If not, the Klub has an ASW version (which we hopefully purchased) Hi Titash, Small nitpick the Shivalik's do not have 2 Twin HWT. I...
by VibhavS
20 Feb 2015 02:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

sankum wrote:It is manually folded as was the requirement in NLUH tender.


Thank you for the answer. I apologize I mixed up the requirements. Would I be correct in stating that was the Navy's objection to the Dhruv?
by VibhavS
19 Feb 2015 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

New rotor fold mechanism for IN and CG Dhruvs. I think folding width is less than 3.5m of the NLUH tender requirement. Both should order in large number as their key requirement is met. Sankum sir are those electrically folded ones? Or manually folded ones? The Navy had demanded auto folding of bla...
by VibhavS
19 Feb 2015 22:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 169741

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

P28 Kamorta is defined as a Corvette and the 3400 ton Full Load weight is due to the fact that it is designed to handle a Heavy ASW helicopter (per wiki, could not find any other source which suggests the same) not too many corvettes really support that kind of aviation capability. Actually origina...

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