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by titash
12 Sep 2018 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 363383

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Cross-posting from the Tejas thread. From the horse's mouth: IAF is investing heavily in Tejas, looking at 12 squadrons of Tejas Mark-2 after first 123 Mark-1A jets," Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said. http://defencebuzz.org/2018/09/rafale-and-s-400-purchase-will-be-critical-to-plug-gaps-in-indian-...
by titash
12 Sep 2018 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2423
Views: 481550

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

From the horse's mouth: IAF is investing heavily in Tejas, looking at 12 squadrons of Tejas Mark-2 after first 123 Mark-1A jets," Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said. http://defencebuzz.org/2018/09/rafale-and-s-400-purchase-will-be-critical-to-plug-gaps-in-indian-air-defence-capabilities-air-force-ch...
by titash
28 Jun 2018 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1936
Views: 341729

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

<< Cross-posting from the Su-30 thread >>
by titash
28 Jun 2018 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 287888

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

Another Sukhoi crash - how many does that make it? 4 or 5 I think. At least the pilot and WSO ejected in time. http://defencebuzz.org/2018/06/sukhoi-su-30mki-being-flight-tested-crashes-near-nashik-pilots-ejected-safely-061c17df-861f-4be3-8df4-1d68e5687315.html Sukhoi Su-30mki Being Flight Tested Cr...
by titash
26 Jun 2018 22:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Having said that, it does appear that the navy is committed to keeping it's IL-38's operational for a few more years - with cutting edge upgrades that too. India's Il-38 Mpa To Receive Newly Developed Comint System http://defencebuzz.org/2018/06/india-s-il-38-mpa-to-receive-newly-developed-comint-sy...
by titash
26 Jun 2018 22:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The single biggest reason to go in for the P-8I from the Navy's perspective is the reliability of the Boeing 737 platform. The second reason is the availability of spares and consumables. Hundreds (maybe even Thousands) of these aircraft have flown worldwide in dozens of countries. There's a robust ...
by titash
26 Jun 2018 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 974
Views: 90203

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Cross-Posting from the CPEC/OBOR Thresd: Did this get posted? Looks like we've embargoed food to the Maldives?? http://defencebuzz.org/2018/06/india-acts-tough-curtails-supply-of-essential-food-items-to-maldives-ba0736b0-65b0-4401-9e76-99b1905416f7.html India Acts Tough - Curtails Supply Of Essentia...
by titash
26 Jun 2018 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 905
Views: 111341

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Did this get posted? Looks like we've embargoed food to the Maldives?? http://defencebuzz.org/2018/06/india-acts-tough-curtails-supply-of-essential-food-items-to-maldives-ba0736b0-65b0-4401-9e76-99b1905416f7.html India Acts Tough - Curtails Supply Of Essential Food Items To Maldives India has turned...
by titash
17 May 2018 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2423
Views: 481550

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

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kyB9lLMS2uQ/THZBPThbmCI/AAAAAAAAAAc/1Jug2W-rdEQ/s800/lca+tejas+republic+day+parade+2010.jpg Look where the pod is positioned. It should have no hindrance looking up at least on one side. more than half the front hemisphere is unobstructed. The left side would be a bit shad...
by titash
23 Apr 2018 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Reg. the ASW corvettes, I prefer the word inshore instead of shallow water, we have to compare the design with what it is replacing.The Pauk/Abhay class was a pocket "sub-chaser",based upon the Tarantula hull with a top speed of 35+kts.It had a VDS dipping sonar at the stern, the same as ...
by titash
08 Apr 2018 00:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2423
Views: 481550

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

We expect LCA Mk-2 to replace Mirage 2000, Jaguar and MiG-29 aircraft in the future. Interesting comment. What is AMCA replacing then? Jag will be there for another 10 yrs, same with mirage and mig29. Surely LCA MK2 is not expected to get into production after 10 yrs. Moreover what is replacing mig...
by titash
06 Apr 2018 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2423
Views: 481550

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

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29695149_1715770725184035_5164316079543838306_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=9c75e8ebdea94234c2845db54060773d&oe=5B6FE194 Interesting pic...looks like the tank being so far forward might interfere with the lightening pod during separation if not during carr...
by titash
25 Mar 2018 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1936
Views: 341729

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

^ how is this different from say...this? https://www.airforce-technology.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2017/09/mirage2000_8.jpg This is one area where the Mirages are leagues ahead of the mk1 tejas. Payload The difference may not be as stark. The LCA has 6 wing hardpoints + 1 underbelly hardpoint ...
by titash
18 Jan 2018 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 456177

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s480/usgesd90/DTPDfkTU0AEk4Qi.jpg%20large_zpswgotjq3n.jpg [/url] It's been several years since I did failure analysis. Could be simple crack propagation near stress concentrations as opposed to high cycle fatigue. The fact that neither the weld nor the fasteners ...
by titash
30 Dec 2017 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1936
Views: 341729

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

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/iaf-bids-farewell-to-mig-27-ml-bahadur/articleshow/62297992.cms So looks like the last of the non-upgraded MiG-27s are gone. I always wondered why the MiG-23/27 was the first to go...even before the much older MiG-21s and the Jags which frankly are ...
by titash
04 Dec 2017 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Very interesting picture this. http://www.shipspotting.com/photos/middle/5/0/8/2426805.jpg Not only does the Rajput (the OLDEST Kashin...almost 36 years now) have 8 Brahmos anti-ship missiles, it also sports the 3D CAR based Revathi radar and Varuna ESM. It's pretty clear that the navy thought the h...
by titash
19 Oct 2017 01:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Phillip, Ajai Shukla is way off the mark here. An ex-armed forces officer he is, but an expert in naval matters he is not. Several mistakes in the article: Even before three destroyers were built under Project 15A, the navy reworked the design into Project 15B, to build four new destroyers. The P-15...
by titash
17 Sep 2017 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832491

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Mig21 (Kopyo) M2k (RDY2) Mig29upg (Zhuk pesa) Tejas (EL2052) Jaguar (EL2032) we have the usual zoo of foreign radars, and it will take time to integrate all of these platforms one by one. probably it makes sense now for Tejas only. the rest come with their OEM missiles integrated and numbers / rema...
by titash
10 Aug 2017 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1936
Views: 341729

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

Folks, Looks like the AESA equipped Jaguar DARIN III has flown: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/for-the-first-time-jaguar-fighter-plane-flies-with-advanced-radar/articleshow/60005106.cms Can anyone shed light on why the AESA radar makes sense on a dedicated ground attack aircraft? What miss...
by titash
21 Jul 2017 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Navy unlikely to expand aircraft carrier fleet in next 15 years While IAC-2 has been put on hold as of now, IAC-1 is expected to be rolled out only by 2023 . “The Indian Navy’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant is scheduled to roll out from the Cochin Shipyard by 2021-23, almost eight y...
by titash
21 Jul 2017 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 108638

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

That is one obscene pic :shock: :twisted:
by titash
21 Jul 2017 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche
Replies: 193
Views: 21999

Re: Roots of Chinese boastfulness - history & psyche

SK-ji, this is actually the most perceptive one-liner I have come across in a while. The hatred that my bangladeshi/pakistani acquaintances display for the "zionists" is entirely formulated by zero personal contact with abovementioned "zionists" and entirely by what their bada bh...
by titash
13 Jul 2017 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4538
Views: 832491

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Although the shape of QRSAM has remained as that shown in DRDO tender, I am completely taken aback by the propulsion system. Obviously, it is a dual-thrust propulsion system. The lower part of the missile (like in Trishul) seems to be made of maraging steel, while the upper part is composite. But, ...
by titash
01 Jun 2017 23:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 679107

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Given the government's support of the Akash SAM system (multiple successive orders for the Army and IAF - Jaitley just passed over imports and gave Akash a 18,000 crore order this week), one hopes that the 40 + 83 Tejas orders is just the tip of the iceberg and that we'll see over 300-400 birds in I...
by titash
29 May 2017 05:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Cross-Posting from the Indian Military Helicopters Thread. ALH radar tender Thanks sankum-ji...this clears up a lot of speculation. "Surveillance Radar Integration could be either through MIL-STD-1553B Mission Bus to IADS or can be a standalone system with display integrated with DMC. In both t...
by titash
29 May 2017 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 456177

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ALH radar tender Thanks sankum-ji...this clears up a lot of speculation. "Surveillance Radar Integration could be either through MIL-STD-1553B Mission Bus to IADS or can be a standalone system with display integrated with DMC. In both the options, it is required to display radar video in the d...
by titash
28 May 2017 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 456177

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I just read the RFP for ALH radar. Intergration with sonar sensors diagram is given and the total order is for 42 radar sets for 32nos for CG and IN helicopter on order and may be 10 nos for old IN and CG helos or just spares. It is confirmed that no 360 degree surveillance is envisaged and we will...
by titash
17 May 2017 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Titash, My understanding is that shallow water implies seas above the continental shelf, which in the Arabian sea is quite wide. http://www.mangalam.com/uploads/news/2016/07/9325/COAST.gif Possible, but check this RFI... http://www.grse.nic.in/eoi/EOI_ASW_SWC_R1.pdf They're looking to operate withi...
by titash
17 May 2017 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can you post the link where the specs are given? I haven't seen any link that says LWT. At 650-700 tonne there is no point if it doesn't carry 533 mm tubes. The ASW corvette is supposed to operate as far as 200 nm(370 km) and I am pretty sure we have no shore based SAM to cover it at that range and...
by titash
17 May 2017 09:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This is my hope for ASW-SWC class ship: 1 x CRN-91: main gun 1 x AK-630: CWiz 1 x EON-51: Electro-optical sight 1 x IRL: ASW mortar with reloads. 1 x Tripe-Tube trainer launcher for LWT HUMSA hull mounted sonar towed sonar Mareech torpedo decoy Kavach decoy water jet based propulsion mated to MTU d...
by titash
16 May 2017 08:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Parchim class from east germany. They were basically disposed off when germany reunited. I would hope our junta class ASW would draw from Visby or Kamorta's stealth features and not a 1970-80's ASW corvette. I am yet to see any CAD models of the ASW corvette so I assume they are not finalized yet. ...
by titash
07 May 2017 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2760
Views: 454289

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is going to be a problem: http://katehon.com/article/why-does-china-want-produce-225-largest-military-cargo-plane-world This will enable rapid deployment of relatively well equipped troops during the lead up to a conflict. From our perspective, this calls for a many fold increase in air power a...
by titash
05 May 2017 17:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) FOR CONSTRUCTION OF SEVEN NEXT GENERATION CORVETTES (NGCs) FOR INDIAN NAVY https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/sites/default/files/tender_document/RFI%20of%20NGC%20for%20loading%20on%20web%20site%2004%20Oct%2016.pdf Sounds like the P-28A...a more general purpose version of t...
by titash
14 Apr 2017 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2287
Views: 363105

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

ZS2uIagwsOQ See this is the part about traditional media that gets my goat. If I look at what Srinagar i tweeting, it's all about IPL, Movies, etc. Not a single trend that has anything to do with India Bad Pakis Good. http://www.trends24.org/india/srinagar/index.html A the end of the day aam junta ...
by titash
13 Apr 2017 09:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1251
Views: 179985

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Latest Buzz: Malaysia ( also ) has expressed interest to join CPEC : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9NaBWrXoAAaXT-.jpg What's interesting is while the Pakis are going to town about #WelcomeMalaysiaToCPEC, it doesn't even figure in the Malaysians' Top 10. http://trends24.org/malaysia/malaysia/ http://...
by titash
12 Apr 2017 21:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1251
Views: 179985

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The Pakis twitterati are getting all excited about Malaysia joining CPEC. Not sure how they're going to manage that outside of Gwadar :shock:

http://trends24.org/pakistan/pakistan/

http://trends24.org/pakistan/lahore/

http://trends24.org/pakistan/rawalpindi/
by titash
19 Jan 2017 22:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Also missile weaponry has given light tonnage vessels a terrific punch akin to heavy cruiser of yesteryears. Also if one look a at history of naval battles, since the Napoleonic wars the size of battle fleets in any engagement has gone down. It got revived in the Pacific theater during World War II...
by titash
19 Jan 2017 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pratyush-ji, one thing stands out. No OPV for high endurance patrolling & piracy watch requires stealth shaping, or chaff/decoys, or stealth 76mm gunhouse, or 30 mm gatling guns. This ship is meant to face an incoming exocet/harpoon at some point. Otherwise we'd simply have ordered the coast gu...
by titash
18 Jan 2017 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Philip, The Dhanush was a one off test bed to give the DRDO a launch capability from a ship born platform for test purposes. As such it was a suboptimal solution. The Brahmos and K 14 & K 15 are much better solutions and are well optimized for shipborne applications. Furthermore an OPV is not a...
by titash
18 Jan 2017 01:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 747805

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Check out the size of that helipad versus the helicopter.

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