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by srin
27 May 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2638
Views: 361918

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^ That is precisely what I'm thinking. Wouldn't this be solved if we have our commsec standard, and have special adaptors to interface with NATO, Russians and anybody else when necessary ?
by srin
26 May 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 685548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ The biggest problem for IAF with Russian equipment is after-sales support, esp the spares. Given this, Backfires and Blackjacks will just be hangar queens in a few years time. That said, I too believe there is a role for bombers. And I think we should convert a civilian/transport aircraft to a bo...
by srin
26 May 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4089
Views: 330640

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Egypt acquiring 50 MIG-29s deliveries to start soon and Algeri 14 MI-26Ts-the new upgraded 26s with only a 3 man crew, etc.Both birds at very low prices which the IAF should consider, both types needed and budgetary restraints. Why should IAF choose Mi-26 when it has already decided on Chinooks. An...
by srin
26 May 2018 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 104348

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

^^^ Correct me if I'm wrong. Despite all the RCS decreases of the airframe, if you load it with missiles, bombs, drop tanks, target pods, jamming pods, it is going to be rather reflective. I don't know how much, but my WAG is it is going to be significant. So, while I'm sure it is quite useful in so...
by srin
25 May 2018 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4089
Views: 330640

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Nirbhay can do the job of Jag lo-lo missions. Cost of cruise missiles is much lower than cost of aircrafts wrt manufacturing, maintenance, training, etc. Not to mention previous lives of our pilots. Agree, that would be perfect. We just need Nirbhay proven ASAP and atleast a production run of a few...
by srin
25 May 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4089
Views: 330640

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Brits lost a lot of Tornado during GW during Lo Lo Flight due to Ack Ack and missiles , Its the most risky mission to do and pilots needs balls of steel. Todays environment is not the same at 80's with PA/PAF fielding a range of new weapons and radars and hence it a lot more riskier for JAgs to fly...
by srin
24 May 2018 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3687
Views: 650873

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In command guidance the flaw is if an ARM takes out the radar then your missile becomes a dud. There are two versions of the changed Akash : Akash Upgrade/Refurbished and NG. NG will have dual seeker. @Ramana-saar: did I miss news that Akash NG will have dual seeker ? Do you have a source for that ...
by srin
24 May 2018 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 856
Views: 26450

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Are there any ham radio operators on this forum ?
by srin
23 May 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1425
Views: 260998

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

Well, promise IAF to upgrade the Mk1As to Mk1Bs at an appropriate time (after the new flight computer is qualified). What's wrong with that ?
by srin
22 May 2018 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4089
Views: 330640

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

One question regarding the assertion that the Sukhois bested the Yankee and Oiropean birds: Were both the sides operating under near full capabilities (full radar and BVR) ? Or were the radars in training mode ? And were the engagements in WVR ? (If not, which BVR missile was simulated). Just curiou...
by srin
22 May 2018 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5265
Views: 455477

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

So, what's really brewing ? Other than the chai-biscoot diplomacy and photo ops, what are the real take-aways ? I guess I was expecting "tactical" stuff like getting S400's cheaper or decided to get FGFAs or advanced the KA-226 deal one more step or something similar. All this strategic pa...
by srin
20 May 2018 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4089
Views: 330640

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I don't get this stealthy == invisible on radar thing. It depends upon distance at which the other bird was detected and tracked and the capabilities of the missiles. IMO, the only question that matters is (and answer will never be public): could our Sukhois possibly engage the J20 before the J20 ca...
by srin
20 May 2018 12:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5265
Views: 455477

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Putin likes leaders coming to Moscow to massage his ego. Erdogan, Assad, Netanyahu, all have earned much by paying homage to him. Its a good decision by Modi to pay him a visit. Modi should act smart. He needs to balance between China, Russia and US. It is Putin who needs to balance between China a...
by srin
20 May 2018 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 104348

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

I cannot foresee this number. With apptoximately a 10% increase in thrust, i can’t see how they are going to get a more than 10% increase in the clean TOW. At max 15% to account for extra internal fuel. That would put the clean TOW below 11.5 tons. That would leave 6 tons of payload. I don’t know h...
by srin
20 May 2018 12:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 104348

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

One question I have is: with a 17.5t MTOW, will a GE F414 suffice ? My concern is - would we be back to "it is underpowered" situation ? It will give the Tejas Mk2 similar T/W ratio as the Mirage-2000-5. the Snecma M53-P2 produces ~98 kN in afterburner and ~64 kN in dry thrust. Similar to...
by srin
18 May 2018 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 104348

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

One question I have is: with a 17.5t MTOW, will a GE F414 suffice ? My concern is - would we be back to "it is underpowered" situation ?
by srin
18 May 2018 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1425
Views: 260998

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

I don't know about the podded IRST (LItening et al) but IIRC the OLS that MIgs and Sukhois have is integrated with the pilot's helmet, so that the IRST swivels based on where the pilot is looking. There was one Youtube video I saw long ago but not able to find it right now. I've also just not seen t...
by srin
13 May 2018 12:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion
Replies: 1427
Views: 107613

Re: Nepal and Bhutan News and discussion

It's hard not to be condescending towards what passes for Nepali polity and intelligentsia. They are attempting (and failing miserably) a blackmail sort of what TSP does to US. I understand some of their grievances, esp over the influence we have there and a fear that we look at them as a province t...
by srin
12 May 2018 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 685548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

By the time you sign the dotted line, qualify a new engine, radar, go from IOC to FOC another 10-12 years would have gone by. Do you still think it will be worth it if that is the timeline? Well, the gripen ng is not so far from this state, probly worse. At least the fulcrum has a naval variant. Ye...
by srin
01 May 2018 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2840
Views: 221326

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Why more Aadhaar saar ? We already have a system like Zinda-ji mentioned. I also got an inland letter mail for lane violation in MG Road in my car, a couple of year ago. Not sure if the system is still is in use, but it used to work.
by srin
01 May 2018 20:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1394
Views: 198078

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Boss, that is April data .. I'm not so sure, actually. My understanding is that the transactions for March are filed in April and composition dealers file quarterly (no invoice matching), so the April filing would include all the transactions for Jan-Mar. I don't know what the 1 lakh crore number a...
by srin
25 Apr 2018 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1180
Views: 128373

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

NaMo should visit Argentina and sign a few defence agreements with them. Leak some discussions on selling Brahmins Brahmos and Tejas. We don't really have to sell, just make a lot of noise. Brits will fall over themselves to please us.

Updated later: phone autocorrect corrected
by srin
22 Apr 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 685548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Even if LRSAMs are expensive, why not have extra silos that are empty most of the time?
by srin
07 Apr 2018 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 535
Views: 49135

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

Optimal solution to shore up current shortage is via; 1) Acquiring "used" MiG-29s (21 on offer from Russia) and M2K-9s. 2) Improving serviceability of present aircraft (above 75% across the board). 3) Complete upgrades of present aircraft i.e. M2K upgrade and Jaguar re-engine & Darin ...
by srin
03 Apr 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2003
Views: 214287

Re: Military Flight Safety

^^ If all on-board are safe, who was killed ?
by srin
02 Apr 2018 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 104348

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

I'm trying to compute and compare the TWR of Mk1 and Mk2. I got the Mk1 specs from wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrust-to-weight_ratio#Fighter_aircraft

Is TWR normally computed on the empty weight or the MTOW and is the thrust the dry thrust or wet thrust ?
by srin
02 Apr 2018 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 104348

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

I'd half-joking when I asked the questions two weeks ago ... - Tejas Mk1 is lighter than Gripen C/D and has more powerful engines. Yet, Tejas is underpowered / 3-legged cheetah. - If Gripen E actually first flew in 2016, what did we test for MMRCA trials ? - If Gripen E was evaluated for MMRCA, does...
by srin
01 Apr 2018 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 445114

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

One fantastic thing about ISRO is whenever they've had setbacks (GSLV CUS comes to mind), they've taken a step back, investigated the issues thoroughly and then fixed them at the root.
by srin
31 Mar 2018 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292960

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

I wonder what happened to the Malaysian Mig-29's that we wanted to buy a year ago ...
by srin
29 Mar 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1425
Views: 260998

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

Indranil wrote: By the way, that 18 degrees STR is of the best F-16. The latest blocks of F-16s cannot reach those values.


STR is supposed to be one of the weak points of a delta wing, rt ?
by srin
28 Mar 2018 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 583
Views: 104348

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Would FBL be lighter than FBW and help Tejas shed some weight ?
by srin
27 Mar 2018 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 685548

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What happens when ships get decommissioned ? Esp smaller ships like the minesweepers. Are they going to get scrapped or used for sailor training ?
by srin
26 Mar 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292960

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

word on street is a mk2 engine for the new build Tu160 due around 2020-22 will extend its range by another 1000km from its already very long legs. while we are some ways off from PAKDA sized huge VLO platforms, a supersonic ER non-LO missile truck might have its uses..esp when we finish up nirbhay ...
by srin
26 Mar 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3385
Views: 350677

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Worth reading fully. Don’t Panic, The Army Is Not As Badly Off As It Is Projected For the first time since the Kargil conflict in 1999, the Indian Army’s ammunition stock, inventory of spares and maintenance of its existing crucial equipment is up to date, thanks to a combination of emergency procur...
by srin
25 Mar 2018 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1425
Views: 260998

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

ramana wrote:I was going to do a summary with the link. Its quite late now.
Please do the honors. Here is the link.


http://quarryhs.co.uk/modern_fighter_gu ... veness.htm


Thank you, Ramana. Let me take a look at it. But would love to see your views as well.
by srin
25 Mar 2018 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1425
Views: 260998

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

I don't understand - are you saying that if we have our own radar, then Israelis won't allow interfacing Derby with our radar ? Is so, why would they interface with a French radar ?
Aren't there any open standards for radars and missiles to interface with each other and with the aircraft ?
by srin
25 Mar 2018 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1425
Views: 260998

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

Another way of saying is the GSh 23 with twin barrels in one location has higher rate of fire and occupies less space on Tejas. For comparison one can compare the kinetic energy of a 30mm NATO round and 23 mm GSh round. Add rate of fire and an increment for explosive energy and compare the gun stat...
by srin
25 Mar 2018 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 192550

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Does this T-90 cost include the price of the barrel made in India, the price of the AC, and the price of thermal imagers ? I'd posted a list of components (that wasn't part of the deal or TOT'ed so we had to improvize) on this same thread a while ago, let me dig it up. Oh and that was just the acqui...

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