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by titash
17 Jun 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 315207

Re: Military Flight Safety

Most likely the following reasons: - better avionics, digital glass cockpit, better information delivered to the points i.e. Situational Awareness - lower power but more reliable engines...I think this P&W turboprop had 80% marketshare. This also translates to better supply chain and Better Upti...
by titash
17 Jun 2019 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419056

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Agree. I suspect the Varunastra in its current form is an autonomous weapon i.e. not wire guided. The submarine launched article will probably need that extra technology development i.e. robust copper wire spooling, reliable signal transmission, endgame command guidance based on sonar feedback, etc....
by titash
16 Jun 2019 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419056

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Unfortunately not true. The article makes some common DDM mistakes in a few places. The "70 odd torpedoes" was previously listed as 73 rounds when Parrikar ceremoniously "handed over" the Varunastra 2 years back to the Navy. These are the surface ship fired weapons only for 533mm...
by titash
07 Jun 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 65662

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

Amazing pics. Specially the one with both aircraft flying by the island. Looking forward to carrier trials.
by titash
28 May 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 413850

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

cross-post from su-30 thread:

why not just put a big-ass booster on the Astra/R-77? Make it a longer ranged 2-stage weapon. Its not like the Su-30 lacks load carrying ability. These would be fired off at extreme range before the WVR merge.
by titash
28 May 2019 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 501529

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

why not just put a big-ass booster on the Astra/R-77? Make it a longer ranged 2-stage weapon. Its not like the Su-30 lacks load carrying ability. These would be fired off at extreme range before the WVR merge.
by titash
28 May 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 413850

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is a significant development. 1. It Mark's the coming off age of A2A seeker. IAF/IA/DRDO must be happy with this seekers performance to field it on Astra, QRSAM and Akash. 2. With this seeler the Pk of the missile has gone up significantly. People in the know are saying that the salvo firing o...
by titash
01 May 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 413850

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I'm at a loss to understand the need for anti-shipping role for ground-launched 1000kms sub-sonic cruise missile. What role can it fulfill that Brahmos cannot? The Nirbhay anti shipping version can be used to target the bulk of the Chinese merchant fleet. Oil tankers, container ships etc. have no a...
by titash
29 Mar 2019 00:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 274
Views: 20479

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

APji: FYI: I know nothing. UBji I think you should be banned for masquerading as a what you are :P :P. Before I joined brf i used to read posts, there were 5 posters whose posts were on a diff league. You're one. Your post above tells a lot about nothing. (-1)chaiM. Nevertheless, in the spirit of n...
by titash
29 Mar 2019 00:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 274
Views: 20479

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

I took a few pics of one of the US/UK aviation mags today. Had an article on the role of AI in combat aviation. Bliss advise how the mujahid can upload fotus?
by titash
26 Mar 2019 20:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 274
Views: 20479

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

I'm actually not opposed to a BR startup that develops AI technologies for use by the Indian Armed forces - perhaps something that will help us win in Kashmir, or robotics/UAVs etc. Anyone interested? We should do meetups and brainstorming.
by titash
26 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry
Replies: 274
Views: 20479

Re: AI/Machine Learning, Bharat and Bhartiya IT Industry

I have been in an AI presales role for the last 4+ years here in the US. A few takeaways: - ***everyone*** has a different definition of what AI means - Most IT Services companies run a body-shop model. There is little to no IP and no incentive to develop it either. They work on a labor rate arbitra...
by titash
26 Mar 2019 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1014
Views: 291828

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

https://english.manoramaonline.com/news/nation/2019/03/25/tejas-flies-on-l-and-t-wings-hal-ioc-fighter.html HAL now says SP-21 will roll out by the end of this year. The entire 16 FOC fighters will be delivered to IAF during 2019-2021 – which again accounts for eight aircraft per year the figure of...
by titash
25 Mar 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 752769

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/448264-during-dogfight-with-indian-planes-all-our-fighter-jets-were-airborne-says-ispr Ladies & Gents, Pakistan has formally declared that its nuclear weapons have been rendered irrelevant as far as Indian retaliation to its terrorist activity goes. I quote Ghaf...
by titash
25 Mar 2019 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 18181

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Some kind of air intake...perhaps for electronics cooling?
by titash
17 Mar 2019 22:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 8049

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Shri Manohar Parrikar has single handedly ensured the success of the Tejas LCA and laid the foundation for India's aerospace revolution in the coming years.

He was my senior @ IIT Bombay Metallurgy Engg.

May Shri MahaVishnu grant him eternal moksha.
by titash
09 Mar 2019 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2361
Views: 384199

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/03/09/deal-36-rafale-masterstroke-iaf.html By Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis ... Every ****** word is a gem in this article.Useful idiots in the country need to read and digest the above. What this article reinforces is the extreme value that the Tejas programm...
by titash
24 Feb 2019 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4863
Views: 911654

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The solution may ultimately lie in building a plane around the engine and not vice versa. Surely we can come up with a UAV/UCAV with 10% sub-optimal performance that validates the flightworthiness, operational/supply chain challenges, and reliability of the Kaveri over 10+ years. Even better...go fo...
by titash
24 Feb 2019 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 229
Views: 65662

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

It is beautiful. Can the gurus please check the specs of the Naval Tejas Mk1 in the first post? I lifted the specs off the wiki page and I am sure it is wrong. Mods, please edit and add additional specs as you deem fit. Admiral-ji, great work on collating all this information and putting these 3 th...
by titash
23 Feb 2019 05:08
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 46064

Re: Aero India 2019

The video shows the tail boom folding to be automated hydraulically. What about the blades? They still are manually folded, no? One forward and 3 swept back. With this config, hopefully it can go onboard the OPVs at least if not the frigates. Wonder if the Dhruv ASW versions will now be reactivated....
by titash
23 Feb 2019 04:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 895759

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

Tracking The Tejas: The Design Evolution Of An Indian Fighter Part-I By Indranil Roy & Nilesh Rane - February 22, 2019 http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/02/22/tracking-the-tejas-the-design-evolution-of-an-indian-fighter-part-i/ Beautiful article, it was joy to read it. Indranil & JayS (== ...
by titash
08 Feb 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1603
Views: 413850

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Mashallah, second test. Few more test and MDBA will find that since Mirage was sold to Israel, makes it an "major non-NATO French ally" and providing overnight compatibility of EL 2032/2052 radar with Meteor. Of course Su30 should not be a problem as well, given WW1 & WW2 alliance bet...
by titash
21 Jan 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1803
Views: 157400

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

We should not blame the russians here. Back in the mid-90s and early 2000s: Sea Harriers - approaching end of service life with no projected replacements; plus high attrition rates Yak-38 - even worse performance than the Sea Harrier Yak-141 - not in production Rafale - needs Catapult which no one w...
by titash
06 Jan 2019 02:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 895759

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

Older than that was the enthusiasm I saw in young LCA team who was also attending (I was those days systems engineer for HP 1000 real time computers) a seminar on fault tolerant computer electronics at IIT Kharagpur -1987, delivered by an Indian who was at the high castle of computing "Tandem ...
by titash
04 Jan 2019 10:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 895759

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

Tejas Tejasvi Namaham! (Touch the Sky with Glory!) on 04 Jan 2019! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dvz5106W0AArx2j.jpg Beautiful pic Admiral. I recall this day 18 years ago when she first flew. I am as excited today as I was back then. To the believer no proof is necessary; to the disbeliever no proof ...
by titash
04 Jan 2019 10:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 512374

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Since MIG 29 and JF17 have similar engine, is it possible that some these capabilities (WVR etc) also be present in JF17??? Here is a list of 6 very different aircraft that all deploy the same engine i.e. Pratt & Whitney JT8D / Volvo RM8 Boeing 727 Boeing 737-100/-200 McDonnell Douglas DC-9 McD...
by titash
04 Jan 2019 10:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 512374

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Yet we don't have any example of Mig29 overwhelming F16 or Mirages in a real war. Even the Siberian Mig29 were shot down .. Pilots will not fight against a adversary's strength. If Derby/Python or Mice IR/ER combo wins war against R77/R27/R60, then I want Mirage or LCA. For beautiful flying videos ...
by titash
04 Jan 2019 05:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 175493

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

siIhK5vi6xg This is amazing! So in essence we have more or less mastered naval fighter design. The SBTF offers very low wind on deck, so the NLCA is restricted to 2 R-73 + full fuel. The desi carrier can steam at 30+ knots if I recall correctly and if the carrier turns into the wind, we should be a...
by titash
03 Jan 2019 04:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 512374

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Mig29 have weapon load of 4.5 ton? And people say 3.8 ton on LCA is bad! You have to look at the design parameters and mission profiles. The MiG-29 had 2 RD-33 engines (50 kN dry, 80 kN afterburning) for 15000 kg typical mission weight incl. 4000 kg stores & fuel. The Mirage 2000 had 1 M-53 (65...
by titash
31 Dec 2018 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 501529

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

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1055781084024225793 ----> Air Marshal Hemant Sharma, AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command handed over the indigenously overhauled Su-30MKI aircraft to Air Marshal HS Arora, AOC-in-C, South Western Air Command at Air Force Station, Ojhar today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
by titash
25 Dec 2018 12:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 895759

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

Well said Rakesh. At the end of the day, self-belief counts for something in the story of civilizations.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Mahatma Gandhi
by titash
25 Dec 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3936
Views: 747918

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

uk, france and germany are not able to project much power anywhere anymore, even in the mediterranean sea. uk and france had to run squealing to big brother after running out of PGM stocks after a few days of bombing libya I dont think they can even mount something like the suez canal invasion anym...
by titash
20 Dec 2018 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419056

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is that confirmed? The VLS Shtil plus the ARH mode? Wouldn't that still require some kind of multifunction radar? Yes , VLS Shtil uses 9M317MA anti-aircraft missiles with active seeker , Talwar class uses 9M317M anti-aircraft missiles One more video - pretty cool actually. If the missile works as a...
by titash
20 Dec 2018 21:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 895759

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

Shooklaw strikes again. https://www.rediff.com/news/special/it-is-almost-as-if-there-is-a-death-wish-for-the-tejas/20181218.htm Please call him properly as Ajai Shukla because if the following reasons 1. He served in the army and retired as a Colonel 2. I belong to Bharat Rakshak and not Pak def fo...
by titash
20 Dec 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419056

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Both Shivalik and Talwar class frigates are quite good in terms of Sea Keeping Capability , ASW and AD , Shivalik class has an edge in terms of SAM but the new Talkwar class IN is buying has VLS Shtil-1 with ARH capability so range would be greater than 65Km , The older one is SARH type but the rat...
by titash
20 Dec 2018 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419056

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

How exactly are they outdated? The weapons and sensors are quite decent. There is no necessity for an expensive multi-function radar if you're not facing saturation strikes that can overwhelm defences. Helicopter capacity is good enough for its displacement. Don’t get me wrong these are not bad ves...
by titash
20 Dec 2018 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1896
Views: 419056

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sounds like it. In fact, there is risk all around from building to engine procurement to payment to political risk (CAATSA.) Better to just raise the order of P17 imho. Yes and likely more time and all said and done will cost probably more than even P-15bs. Only bright side is getting first two ves...
by titash
17 Dec 2018 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3258
Views: 700755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The reason of retiring mig25 IIRC was availability of satellite capabilities Satellite can never be a substitute for air based reco specially if real time tactical intelligence is needed , We have other system of airborne reco assets. 25 was good to harress pakis during peace time too :rotfl: I tho...
by titash
17 Dec 2018 11:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 895759

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

This guy...jeez! :roll: Indigenous EW system ignored for Tejas Mark 1A fighter https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/12/indigenous-ew-system-ignored-for-tejas.html He doesn’t have a point, Admiral? Many possible valid reasons: 1) insurance against failure of D-29 2) diversification of EW suites 3) I...

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