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by titash
08 Feb 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 77182

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: 1742
Views: 126012

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3842
Views: 810273

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3842
Views: 810273

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4443
Views: 438147

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4443
Views: 438147

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 990
Views: 156663

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4443
Views: 438147

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: 2901
Views: 337700

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3842
Views: 810273

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: 3564
Views: 596641

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: 1116
Views: 208224

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3842
Views: 810273

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: 1116
Views: 208224

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: 1116
Views: 208224

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: 1116
Views: 208224

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: 2341
Views: 432214

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3842
Views: 810273

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: 2768
Views: 366894

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: 1006540

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: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3842
Views: 810273

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: 3454
Views: 371350

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: 66594

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: 1116
Views: 208224

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: 1006540

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...
by titash
20 Nov 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1116
Views: 208224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A PN sub would be unlikely to waste a sub-launched missile at a small corvette , but instead use a torpedo of which it would have far more in its arsenal.But even in the case if such an attack it would give away its presence, unlikely for a titbit. Lurking close to shore like the Ghazi, it will be ...
by titash
18 Nov 2018 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1116
Views: 208224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Inshore asw ships dont need to worry much about air attack Every solution has to be tailored to cost Singha it is not air attack but more of missile attack one of the biggest threats is Agosta firing off a few Exocet. Unlike Pauk class these vessel little to no defense against that even if you moun...
by titash
17 Nov 2018 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1116
Views: 208224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/imps-news/details-grses-small-anti-submarine-corvette-emerge/ The accompanying pic. of the ASW corvette is rather disappointing. A little 30mm "popgun",incapable of inflicting heavy damage on a surfaced wounded sub,and the absence of a heli-deck,easily a...
by titash
15 Nov 2018 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1116
Views: 208224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Regarding force levels, I see 2 distinct warship lines that more or less do the same job and have the same capabilities: P-15, P-15A, P-15B...10 ships...Russian/Ukrainian propulsion package with 2 helicopters and general purpose weapons fit on 7000+ tons P-17, P-17A...10 ships...Western propulsion p...
by titash
15 Nov 2018 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1116
Views: 208224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

John - your thought process is certainly an option, but I would wager against it. The Shivaliks don't have the large HWTs that the Kamorta class has as their primary ASW weapons. Add a magazine and reload mechanism and that is quite a bit of space eating into what is essentially a Shivalik repeat. A...
by titash
14 Nov 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1116
Views: 208224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I think unlike the USAF, khan's Navy went into basics of sea keeping and magazine size, with stealth as an after thought. I don't think that is an accurate characterization of where the USN's modern designs are. For instance see the DDG-1000 and CGX concepts both of which incorporate stealth heavil...
by titash
14 Nov 2018 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1116
Views: 208224

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I believe there are very specific reasons why the MDL model is what will land up being built by BOTH yards: 1) The mast is not a smooth pyramidal mast as shown in the GRSE graphics image; that graphics image originally came out 4-5 years ago in a TV interview by Rear Admiral KN Vaidyanathan, Directo...
by titash
12 Nov 2018 00:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 645245

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Modernization of Artillery – A Review of Success http://indiandefenceindustries.in/modernization-of-artillery-review-of-success By Lt General Palepu Ravi Shankar (Retd) Excellent Article!!! And they key to success is here: "Technological mumbo jumbo did not fool us. A holistic appraisal of all...
by titash
12 Sep 2018 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4443
Views: 438147

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: 3842
Views: 810273

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: 2341
Views: 432214

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: 2901
Views: 337700

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: 779401

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: 779401

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 ...

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