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by titash
01 May 2019 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 966
Views: 234254

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: 236
Views: 11935

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: 236
Views: 11935

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: 236
Views: 11935

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: 236
Views: 11935

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: 715
Views: 185467

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 & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 607873

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: 71
Views: 15108

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

Some kind of air intake...perhaps for electronics cooling?
by titash
17 Mar 2019 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 6457

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: 2133
Views: 323951

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: 4642
Views: 833995

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: 114
Views: 31146

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 Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 243
Views: 40020

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: 854075

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: 966
Views: 234254

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: 1748
Views: 136654

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: 854075

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: 854075

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: 472875

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: 472875

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: 165050

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: 472875

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: 2984
Views: 399792

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: 854075

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: 3799
Views: 675827

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: 1484
Views: 304219

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: 854075

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: 1484
Views: 304219

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: 1484
Views: 304219

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: 1484
Views: 304219

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: 2675
Views: 539323

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: 854075

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...
by titash
12 Dec 2018 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2989
Views: 429170

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

https://www.nikonprecision.com/ is another old player in photolithography equipment. I am not familiar with the toolchain from sand to chip but they are in there somewhere in the pipeline. anyway who is know how much info has been stolen from this set of cos? if they can steal w88 nuke and JSF info...
by titash
08 Dec 2018 02:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1047051

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I have not seen any drawings of Rudra 2 except for its warheads. I have seen line drawing of Rudra 3 on tenders. If Rudra-1 is NGARM, then Rudra 3 doesn't share its airframe. Possibly the Rudram-* missiles are all the same air-to-surface weapon with different terminal uses: 1) Rudram-1 = anti radia...
by titash
06 Dec 2018 00:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 854075

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

A salute to AM Nambiar! https://salute.co.in/military-modernisation-indian-air-force/ June-July 2018 MILITARY MODERNISATION: INDIAN AIR FORCE August 20, 2018 by Air Marshal R. Nambiar It must be stated that the LCA Mark 1 and Mark 1A are very good aircraft. We recently conducted a major exercise ca...
by titash
05 Dec 2018 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3567
Views: 425960

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

The biggest need of the hour is for the IAF to fund a DRDO program to adapt the Uttam for the Su-30 fleet and keep the program going and advancing beyond what it has achieved. A high density AESA on the Su-30 fleet, domestically sourced, can be a huge win for the IAF. Similarly Naval radars are sta...
by titash
22 Nov 2018 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 75434

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1064849733972152320 ----> With the launch of India's first indigenous nuclear attack submarine (SSN) being at least 10 years away (as per Admiral Lanba himself), I don't see how India can get by without leasing more Russian SSNs in the interim. Especially given t...
by titash
20 Nov 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1484
Views: 304219

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ ok did some searching on the 30 mm gun. Apparently, it's an AA gun called 2A42, with rate of fire of 550 rounds per minute. It was modified by Russia for the BMP, and the Medak version called CRN-91 fires HE shells, apart from AA rounds. Has 2 seperate automatic belt feeds in the cupola. Features...
by titash
20 Nov 2018 22:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1047051

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

After Big S-400 Deal, Russia ‘Wins’ Indian Army VSHORADS Missile Contest - Livefist Army sources say while all three systems have had performance or technical compliance niggles since field evaluations began in 2012, the Russian Igla-S had the most significant issues: firing was deemed not successf...

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