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by pragnya
16 Sep 2017 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1069316

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

The regular incursions, stare ins, bombast and heightened activity along the unsettled boundary serve no purpose other than instability, creating doubts about each others' activities and pulling the relations back to square one. Both India and China at the moment suffer from a grave 'trust deficit' ...
by pragnya
11 Feb 2016 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188216

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

sohamn wrote:I don't think that is a missile door, as it seems to be behind the hump. May be it is a replenishment / supply door.


no. as sid correctly noted, it is a group of people standing together. like here.
by pragnya
29 Jan 2016 09:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

...... https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Jcr10NcZeXRU9IM1FEMWpoMTg/view?usp=sharing .... nileshr, excellent posts as usual. few queries though - 1. was the person who took video (picture) was exactly or approximately '90 degrees' to the point at which the pull up happens? if not (which is most lik...
by pragnya
17 Jan 2016 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3846
Views: 548573

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

rohitvats, bharat karnad stresses on our 'excessive' focus on pakistan while forgetting the real one - china. he notes pakistan at best is a 'nuisance' than anything. while we make our dislike of the american view of equal equal with pakistan, we do the equal equal ourselves by focussing too much on...
by pragnya
05 Dec 2015 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 140454

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

josh, that is surprising. ]As for deliveries of MiG-29K carrier-based fighters to Indian navy, the corporation is going to deliver six jets of the type this year and six more – in 2016. “These deliveries will have the contract fulfilled,” Korotkov explained. which means they have delivered 16 (of th...
by pragnya
02 Dec 2015 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188216

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

am not sure but this animated video has quite good details of armaments...

by pragnya
01 Dec 2015 15:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 706474

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

so man portable version of NAG is on. BDL and DRDO sign in for joint development. BDL Signs MoU with DRDO Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Joint Development of 3rd Generation Man-Portable Anti -...
by pragnya
29 Nov 2015 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188216

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

Arihant successfully test fires dummy missile India’s first nuclear attack submarine should be operational soon New Delhi. India’s first nuclear powered nuclear attack submarine, Arihant, has successfully test fired a dummy missile. According to reliable sources, the vital first test in ejecting a ...
by pragnya
28 Nov 2015 19:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 234937

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

did TFTA anology in the BR Forum emerge from this?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFi6DP8Syk4

:lol:
by pragnya
28 Nov 2015 16:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315620

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

An operation under the high profile naval exercise MALABAR, between the navies of India, USA and Japan, featured a simulated battle to hunt and destroy each other's submarines. Locked in this match were two prowlers, the INS Sindhudhvaj (S56), a Soviet-designed EKM class of conventional submarine a...
by pragnya
26 Nov 2015 16:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315620

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

this quote from ajai shukla's report - 2009 , refers to the propeller shafts which were to be supplied by Ukraine did not arrive. MDL is fighting to deliver this Rs 11,000 crore project on time. Holding it back is a default by a Ukrainian shipyard in delivering the propellers that drive these warshi...
by pragnya
18 Nov 2015 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

It's not concrete until x numbers are signed in an order contract. There are no stated intent, let alone firm intent, from the IAF at this point in time other than those 120 units. When sufficient orders are placed then second/third/etc lines will come about. But until then no one is going to inves...
by pragnya
16 Nov 2015 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188216

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Pragnya & Karan, the development of periscope did not hold up ATV project. The Material Department had the ability to source periscopes in 1976. Similarly, old INS Chakra or new INS Chakra does not have Health Monitoring Systems and IN is happy operating them. Peripheral systems do not hold up ...
by pragnya
16 Nov 2015 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188216

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Pragnya, excellent news. We have advanced in HUD, IR optics - with some imported FPAs/CCDs.. but a huge step upwards since we are now mature enough to do something like this. Our challenge is we don't seem to have a national program for component indigenization which is mostly driven by the service...
by pragnya
16 Nov 2015 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188216

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Karan M wrote:.....we have a long way to go for some key items eg periscopes and other fittings.


as to the bolded - DRDO periscopes for subs
by pragnya
12 Nov 2015 09:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

thanks brar, Karan for the illuminating posts. much appreciated.
by pragnya
11 Nov 2015 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127680

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

HDW shishumar class of subs have been trouble free and reliable. IIRC MDL built 2 of the subs before being terminated. it is understandable that skilled man power who were part of the production may have been lost but is it so difficult to train a new batch and build more HDW 209s based on the TOT w...
by pragnya
11 Nov 2015 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^^ thanks Karan. as always very detailed response. :) last on another thread you said Tusker pod is a noise jammer or something similar. does it mean it is 'not' an Escort Jammer in a proper sense vis a vis the israeli or the russian anologues. how does the Tusker pod compare to those? is it operat...
by pragnya
11 Nov 2015 16:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Pragnya, I suspect it will be added to Mk1A itself since the Mk2 program for the IAF is for all purposes, at present, not confirmed. Only the Mk2 for the Navy exists as a confirmed. thanks Karan. EW suite was tested on PV 1 in jan 15. from this brochure i can atleast surmise - from the second part ...
by pragnya
10 Nov 2015 19:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

cross posting.. Karan M, though OT for the thread, are we importing the actuators for LCA from MOOG? there is this WIPRO facility in Bengaluru where they are manufacturing the actuators among other things. or has the facility not taken off? Currently yes, Moog. However, the LCA actuators are not bei...
by pragnya
09 Nov 2015 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3644
Views: 463349

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

Karan M,

though OT for the thread, are we importing the actuators for LCA from MOOG? there is this WIPRO facility in Bengaluru where they are manufacturing the actuators among other things. or has the facility not taken off?
by pragnya
30 Oct 2015 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 706474

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Has the follow on Akash order been placed? We had 30 Pechora squadrons. Looks like the IAF wants to replace all these with Akash/Akash-2 (perhaps 12 squadrons of Pechora digitization allows time for Akash-2). 8 Akash squadron, ordered. Recently IAF Chief said 16 more of Akash. If that order is plac...
by pragnya
30 Oct 2015 12:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I have a noob question and hope someone could answer it. LCA mk1 is said to have a combat radius of 300km while the Gripen C's CR is said to be around 800km , with only internal fuel and no drop tanks. Both being almost equal in weight and internal fuel, why is LCA inefficient ? Sorry if this was a...
by pragnya
29 Oct 2015 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 492591

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

shiv, i have not seen it but probably you are referring to this (of LCA) -

Image

http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfoc ... covery.htm
by pragnya
29 Oct 2015 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 492591

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2015/10/defence-acquisition-council-dac-to.html By Ajai Shukla HAL, Bengaluru Business Standard, 29th Oct 15 On Thursday, the defence ministry’s apex Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will discuss a project the Indian Air Force (IAF) has tried for years to kill. However...
by pragnya
28 Oct 2015 10:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

the dual racked AAM thing should have been started ages ago (looking at worldwide trends) not in response to this crisis. with size of A2G weapons decreasing , due to better accuracy and advances in electronics and explosives, even the 2 inner pylons could deliver 6 PGMs. leaving room for 4-6 AAM u...
by pragnya
26 Oct 2015 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279003

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

from the BS link - The key battle-winning capability in the SoP-18 Tejas is “active electronically scanned array” (AESA) radar that Israel will develop jointly with India. This was the clincher that made the IAF agree to buy 100 SoP-18 fighters from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), in addition to th...
by pragnya
24 Oct 2015 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 294099

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

with workshare yet to be sorted out on FGFA, Rafale itself in a mess over cost, both of them in good numbers seem improbable. i am reminded of my own post in 2013 - http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=1503165#p1503165 better procure 2/3 sq of PAKFA as is - when ready, similar to Rafale....
by pragnya
19 Oct 2015 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4047
Views: 633542

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

http://www.spsmai.com/exclusive/?id=505&q=For-EW-Boost-To-Mi-17-V5-Fleet IAF wants an 'Indian' EW Suite made by 'Indian' vendors for Mi-17. *Cough* DARE EW Suite for Mi-17 *Cough*. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SW0F9XxDni4/Umb8g8UoE7I/AAAAAAAAF9s/ucYGgYOKBaM/s1600/DARE-designed+&+BEL-built+inte...
by pragnya
16 Oct 2015 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188216

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

shiv wrote:Anyone seen this? From DAE, prob 2009. Found on my HDD
Image


shiv aroor had that in his report here.
by pragnya
15 Oct 2015 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142611

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The patch on pilot's left chest pocket looks similar to this one: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--LG-38Zhbk4/TVc8zeawusI/AAAAAAAABf4/k1_K4An1Hxw/s1600/IMGA0004_16.jpg Seems like NFTC. thanks rohit. appreciate that. btw a 2011 report from Tarmak of all those who flew LCA. hope he comes with a report of t...
by pragnya
15 Oct 2015 06:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142611

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

shiv wrote:Anyone seen this image before
http://defencetalk.net/attachments/55-jpg.10201/


good find shiv. are these the pilots (incl some TPs) who have flown the LCA?
by pragnya
13 Oct 2015 07:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3028
Views: 431016

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

Thakur_B wrote:Pragnga ji Siva pod is HADF pod. Finds radars through high accuracy direction finding receivers for targeting using anti radiation missiles.


Thakur sir,

right. my question was is it similar to SAP 14? and SAP 518 similar to Tusker pod?
by pragnya
12 Oct 2015 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142611

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

shiv IMO mark 2 will continue as a naval version but may be called something else instead of mark 2. i am sure IAF will grab some squadrons of these suitably modified for them atleast in terms of landing gear, levcons, tailhook etc.. which they do not need. better if ADA is prepared for this. Arup ...
by pragnya
12 Oct 2015 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142611

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Arre saar, grueling testing is given. Unless and until each and every feature is fully tested, it will not come in the Serial production LCAs. The main change in IAF stance is FOC is not per-requisite now for induction in sizable numbers, but it can be allowed even as LCA enters squadron service. I...
by pragnya
12 Oct 2015 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3028
Views: 431016

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

LOL SAP-14 covers 1-4 GHz SAP 518 (wingtips) covers 5-18 GHz :-o SAP 14 for jamming all G2A surveillance systems and AWACS etc L 1 to 2 GHz Long wave S 2 to 4 GHz Short wave SAP518 for the fire control part for SAMs and A2A C 4 to 8 GHz Compromise between S and X X 8 to 12 GHz Fire control band Ku ...
by pragnya
12 Oct 2015 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142611

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I think that DM is forcing IAF to take 120 MK-1s, so all the Dalals have got together to support the cause for MK-1A. That's why we see all these half baked absurd leaks in DDM. The same happened with Arjun in 1994. I feel that out of 4 conditions for FOC, three should be dropped as LCA would be fi...
by pragnya
12 Oct 2015 08:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3980
Views: 142611

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

if ADA had stuck to Mig 21 specs, IAF which has been hands off to begin with, lukewarm post its flying and a reluctant partner at best post 2006 to LCA - which btw is as good as an 'upgraded' M2K as per those who fly it , can anyone think they would have inducted an aircraft of Mig 21 capability (al...
by pragnya
11 Oct 2015 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 706474

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

so from the article SPYDER SAM has not been inducted so far. Induction of the Israeli Spyder low-level quick-reaction missile systems, with a 15-km range, is now planned from 2016-2017 onwards. The project was stuck since the Tatra trucks -- on which the missile systems were to be mounted - had got ...

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