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by titash
17 Mar 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 712
Views: 197836

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I have always been perplexed by the big complicated wing chosen by the LCA designers. There does not seem to be any obvious reason for it especially in view of the fact that LCA MKI does not match Mirage 2000 performance. LCA MK-2 = MWF was a good opportunity to simply the wing or even make it smal...
by titash
15 Mar 2020 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4618
Views: 849755

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Check out what it says on DRDO website. DRDO: HELINA HELINA (Helicopter based NAG) is a third generation fire and forget class anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system mounted on the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH). The system has all weather day and night capability and can defeat battle tanks with ...
by titash
09 Mar 2020 13:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3849
Views: 421458

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The "engineering" way to look at the current situation is there are 2 major opposition centers today: 1) The Leftist Cabal (primarily in academia) --> it is a global phenomenon that leftists outnumber conservatives by a 3-1 or greater margin in academia. This is partly because academia by ...
by titash
26 Dec 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711086

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The SMART supersonic torpedo delivery system out to 650km is mystifying as as of now, none of our ASW assets,below or above water have sonars with that detection range! Moreover, LRMP aircraft like P-8s, IL-38s and ASW helos have integral ASW munitions,mostly torpedoes, to instantly deal with the c...
by titash
23 Dec 2019 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236124

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

First time I'm seeing the frontend of the actual rocket pod (rather than the "tip-sticking-out" that they usually have in the parades/exhibitions). Also did they cut the number of rockets from 6 per "pod" to 4? - I'm speculating based on the cover that popped off just before fir...
by titash
05 Dec 2019 02:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656587

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

With the latest New Yorker article, I submit Ayyub has crossed the line. The article clearly states she illegally facilitated the movement of a foreign national into Kashmir and collaborated in his illegal activities. If this is not treason, what is? Why exactly is the GOI sleeping on the wheel and...
by titash
02 Dec 2019 06:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4813
Views: 940617

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Did you understand what he said? You start from one end of the spectrum and then move up. The thing is you dont move up just like that. the companies who make machines are very cleaver and only outsouce the low end factory jobs. Foxcon makes millions of smartphones, but cant make one of their own. ...
by titash
18 Nov 2019 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 656587

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Absolutely spot on Chetak-ji, I was surprised at the gall of the historically subservient Hindoo to speak up and openly question the credibility & comprehension of a white interviewer in a well known western publication. If that bloody Mudi stays on for another 5 years, the world will have to lo...
by titash
29 Oct 2019 00:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543845

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Do you mean all Kashmiris are quisling or a select few? If you think all Kashmiris are quisling then we have lost even before we have started. A land without its people is a piece of geographical territory ... I guess this is where the heartburn lies! Somdev-ji, Land, in and itself has value; in fa...
by titash
17 Oct 2019 22:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543845

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

SBajwa-ji, this is the multi-million dollar quote here. Be proud of who you are - no matter what others have to say (unless you're a Paki, in which case...) Be respectful of other people - no matter what they say and how they behave. Don't sweat the small stuff. Why would call me a Paki. I am Sande...
by titash
17 Oct 2019 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543845

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Be very very proud of your heritage and stop pointing out little things. SBajwa-ji, this is the multi-million dollar quote here. Be proud of who you are - no matter what others have to say (unless you're a Paki, in which case...) Be respectful of other people - no matter what they say and how they ...
by titash
16 Oct 2019 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246374

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-india-wants-another-200-fighter-planes-but-do-they-really-win-wars-these-days/340067 What is this Patel guy smoking??? :eek: Is he a commie or Libtard!!! :?: According to his logic having a 'standing army' is useless. :(( Guys - you need to shed yo...
by titash
16 Oct 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 613553

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

Dear friends. I was awarded as first prize winner in "DRDO Dare to Dream contest". The award ceremony was held on 15th Oct during the 41st DRDO Directors Conference. This news article describes the event. https://www.opindia.com/2019/10/coas-bipin-rawat-drdo-ajit-doval-rajnath-singh-delhi...
by titash
11 Oct 2019 03:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941758

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

So, the 36 jets bought now are bought for mainly nuke delivery...? As long as the Mirage-2000 is in our fleet, it is the primary nuke delivery platform. I don't expect that will change any time in the 2020s. The Rafale brings a lot more to the table than just a strategic nuke delivery capability. O...
by titash
02 Oct 2019 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3404
Views: 543845

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

NRao, that Wajaat dude is another bloody slime ball who hides his contempt for India under the guise of smooth constitutional talk. I lost complete respect for him, when while spending time in some US think tank, he recommended that US increase military aid and F-solas to TSP to assuage their 'inse...
by titash
27 Sep 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941758

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

Karthik: We are both saying the same thing :) We cannot change the past. Rafale is the reality NOW. And it only makes sense to capitalize on that purchase. So yes, definitely more Rafales. But at times, one has to shake their head in dismay at the stupidity of our defence procurement. The brainy gu...
by titash
27 Sep 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610908

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It looks the main gun on Delhi has already been updated from the 100mm Russian gun to an OTO 76mm or is it the bigger 127mm BAe gun? Good catch bhavani. It looks like the 127mm BAe gun. Can someone confirm please? Here is a picture of the BAe gun from wiki. And as per wiki, 13 such guns were cleare...
by titash
20 Sep 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2603
Views: 711086

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

naird wrote:
Khalsa wrote:Gurus
what are the current missile types certified for use on the LCA Tejas Mk1 and Mk1a please


Derby , R73 and R77


Tejas has not carried/fired a single R-77 till date. Derby & R-73 onlee. Python-5 was carried and dropped due to flutter issues. Astra/ASRAAM also speculation till date.
by titash
20 Sep 2019 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610908

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yes, it is 7K tons for goodness sakes! The Rajput is still classified as a destroyer at 4.5K tons. The P-17A is a DDG in all but name. We do not need a new destroyer class in the P-15B weight class that is only marginally bigger. Our next destroyer class should be in the 10K tons range or cruiser-s...
by titash
18 Sep 2019 04:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610908

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Wiki Chacha says P-17A can house two HAL Dhruv or two Sea King Mk42Bs. So one big helo door, but the helo cabin will house two helos. Better design. Has our P-15 or P-17 vessels ever embarked two sea kings? Maybe since it was lack of not enough room for two large helos which drove the decision to h...
by titash
17 Sep 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610908

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

:eek: why does p17A nilgiri image only showing 1 helicopter hanger and and not two like in shivalik class Wiki Chacha says P-17A can house two HAL Dhruv or two Sea King Mk42Bs. So one big helo door, but the helo cabin will house two helos. Better design. Sirjee - looks like 1 helo only. With all th...
by titash
17 Jun 2019 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2597
Views: 351746

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: 2625
Views: 610908

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: 2625
Views: 610908

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160619

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: 2603
Views: 711086

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: 3522
Views: 607625

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: 2603
Views: 711086

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: 2603
Views: 711086

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: 292
Views: 28447

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: 292
Views: 28447

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: 292
Views: 28447

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: 292
Views: 28447

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: 2264
Views: 656592

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: 828088

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: 94
Views: 25180

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: 11464

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: 2978
Views: 538197

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: 5219
Views: 1050325

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 688
Views: 160619

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...

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