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by srin
20 Jan 2018 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3556
Views: 243647

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

On cue: Lockheed proposes making custom-built fighter jets in India We need to take up this offer. Much better than building those f16. Even if we make 10% of f35 locally, it is a super gain. This is a 3500 global order. Would help in squadron number, a top class aero manufacturing with massive ord...
by srin
19 Jan 2018 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 325240

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^^^My take is different: * After being chosen, they tried to raise the price or reduce the TOT (they tried to do a Rafale on us). So deal got stuck. Retender was only option out. * New RM took stock of situation: MoD wants to retender, Army wants missiles immediately. So DRDO said they have MPATGM i...
by srin
17 Jan 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2102
Views: 337117

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

IMHO and all that - Gent seems to be not exactly known for decency. He is the one who sold his predecessor down the river , when politicians asked him to. As per grapevine, to this day, none of the surviving ex-chairmen have forgiven him for not shielding the org's independence . Even the current g...
by srin
17 Jan 2018 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3765
Views: 557186

Re: Small Arms Thread

Given the timing, I suspect it might be with Israelis, which means Galil with 7.62 NATO ?
by srin
15 Jan 2018 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137683

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

True ,but at a huge weight gain the main reason the IA is holding against it.If say an Arjun1A with less weight and only the most critical improvements are added.making it in no way inferior to T-90 performance, saving weight in the bargain, how can it be rejected? Philip, IA asked for many improve...
by srin
06 Jan 2018 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2102
Views: 337117

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I'm impressed by ISRO's agility to respond the cubesat wave and invest in cheaper and lighter solutions. If it is technologically possible, we should also go into clusters of smaller satellites (like the Planet.com's 88 satellites we launched last year) for military surveillance purposes - because t...
by srin
02 Jan 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 854
Views: 165470

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Is the Pharos a replacement for Flycatcher radar ?
by srin
01 Jan 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 854
Views: 165470

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

What's the source of these images ?
by srin
01 Jan 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406810

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The empty weight of Mk2 will not be much more than that of the Mk1. Let us see the things that are going to add weight: 1. A 0.5 mtr fuselage will not weigh more than 300 kgs more in metal and plastic (If the 700 ltr tank number is true, then it has a >700cc hole in it). 2. Internal EW about 150 kg...
by srin
30 Dec 2017 11:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1915
Views: 154207

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I don't support the anti-Israel vote that we did, but the outcome couldn't have been better. If we'd abstained or voted for Israel, and this episode had happened, then the Govt would have been at the receiving end ("we told you so", "they did this because of your actions" etc) of...
by srin
26 Dec 2017 22:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265266

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Upgraded Saras PT1N all set for maiden flight in January By Anantha Krishnan M 26 Dec 2017 http://english.mathrubhumi.com/mobile/news/india/upgraded-saras-pt1n-all-set-for-maiden-flight-in-january-1.2483386 Searched Google News for the "NAL Saras" ... May 11, 2017: India's homemade Saras ...
by srin
26 Dec 2017 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406810

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I am not sure where exactly the 1m is going on NLCA MK2 ( Kartik posted long time back that it will be 0.5m each ahead and after the cockpit.) So I didnt brought it in consideration. Plus it has LEVCON for static instability margin manipulation additionally. Another thing is it would have bulkier M...
by srin
26 Dec 2017 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2779
Views: 437703

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I agree with you Barak-1 cannot handle supersonic missiles in fact it is not designed for it (it has very low terminal velocity makes it hard to intercept maneuvering supersonic SAM). :shock: http://www.rafael.co.il/MiniSite/4384-464-en/marketing.aspx https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defen...
by srin
24 Dec 2017 17:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4244
Views: 265266

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Not sure if this was posted. Advantage UDAN, as ‘civilian’ Dornier takes off On Friday, a Dornier 228 aircraft, manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, took off from Kanpur heading to Nashik. The first civilian aircraft to be produced and certified in India, this Dornier is now available for ...
by srin
24 Dec 2017 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406810

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Al-31 class engine is similar to F110, which means that it won't be LCA anymore. It will be F16 class. It will be bigger (to carry more fuel) and hence heavier. It will be wholly new aircraft, so why would we want to do that ?
by srin
23 Dec 2017 17:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 380
Views: 50054

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please take a look at the form if you can, just in case you haven't already. Why do the amrekis want your PAN no and other details, including whether you have political connections/influence or not?? What if you are just an average aam aadmi Indian investor with nil foreign dealings?? Chetak saar, ...
by srin
23 Dec 2017 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406810

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Ajai Shukla had claimed excess of 1 ton shaving of weight. http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/with-tejas-mark-ii-years-away-hal-asks-air-force-to-buy-tejas-mark-1-a-115081201951_1.html The Mark 1-A would be faster and more agile than the current Mark I. Developing it would invol...
by srin
22 Dec 2017 06:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529752

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ Btw, even for Scorpenes, now is the time to build our local copies - before MDL starts to lose its expertise.
by srin
22 Dec 2017 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529752

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What is most puzzling is we had access to U-209 blue print (which is considered one of best post cold war diesel submarine designs) and could have continued building it and improving on it. I read somewhere that the front hull shape / dynamics is patented by HDW and we cant copy it. Patents expire ...
by srin
21 Dec 2017 14:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529752

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Apologize for the continuing naive question. Wouldn't that be an issue with our Kilo's as well ? Given that Chinese too operate them.
by srin
21 Dec 2017 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529752

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Don't the Chinese have the Kilo signatures (given that they operate it too) ? I'm sure TSP can get the U209 signatures from Turkey. If it is foreign-made much less a foreign design, we must assume that our adverseries are going to get it. The only difference in Scorpene was that it was publicly avai...
by srin
11 Dec 2017 10:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - 29 September 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 189019

Re: Terroristan - 29 September 2017

We need our own Logan Act.
by srin
10 Dec 2017 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2326
Views: 184942

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

Once an AESA radar is installed there should be a reduction of at least 100 kg also a lot of space will be freed because it is not so bulky. HALs plan of reducing the overall dry weight with this and removal of fixed ballast etc is very achievable. There will be extra weight added with other avoini...
by srin
10 Dec 2017 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 661
Views: 65583

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Austin wrote:Reminds me of the Brahmos Advert and Amur Sub with a slight hump behind the sail

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YA9NH6H3T1Q/U ... hMos-1.jpg
http://bastion-karpenko.narod.ru/Amur_9 ... 005_14.JPG


Aren't Amurs single-hulled ?
by srin
09 Dec 2017 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion
Replies: 3653
Views: 163624

Re: Sri Lanka - News and Discussion

^^^ Seems like we're in the game too. https://qz.com/1146925/sri-lankas-hambantota-why-does-india-want-to-buy-the-worlds-emptiest-airport/ The Chinese takeover of the Hambantota port only increases New Delhi’s worries that it will become an Indian Ocean hub for the Chinese navy. But, in fact, Hamban...
by srin
09 Dec 2017 11:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1246
Views: 148758

Re: India's Power Sector

Mollick.R wrote:There is good NatGeo documentary on the same transmission line project. A must watch...


https://youtu.be/Q_LB9eenh08


Nice watch. English version below:


We need a few skycranes of our own, even if they are of lesser capacity. Modified mi-17 ?
by srin
08 Dec 2017 09:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 706
Views: 39995

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

What are the benefits of India joining Wassenar? IIRC WA was created against India in 1980s. So, a while ago, I was working in a desi company for creating a crypto service for financial domain, for which we needed to get FIPS 140-3 compliant HSM (hardware security module) appliance. We spoke to a d...
by srin
08 Dec 2017 08:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 380
Views: 50054

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I'm a bit confused about the whole debt thingy. Maybe because of my experience in working in tech startups, I keep wondering why did the companies take on debt and not equity (or rather - why did banks provide loan and not take equity) ? Was it because banks are forbidden from taking equity ? That c...
by srin
06 Dec 2017 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2779
Views: 437703

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SARH just works on reflected radar energy. The Sparrow, AA-10 etc all use this principle. A powerful FCR (air based or ground based) just soaks the target in RF and the missile seeker then uses that to home in. SARH alone seekers are not considered very effective. There is one more issue with SARH:...
by srin
04 Dec 2017 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2779
Views: 437703

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

This Akash 1S program was finished at double speed. India has truly turned the corner in missiles. How many kinds of missiles have we developed in the last 5 years. I wish they quickly grant this jingo's wish: a WVR AAM please. I guess the challenge there would be the seeker as well. We have severa...
by srin
01 Dec 2017 00:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137683

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Story of South Korea's K2 tank

Read and weep. This was Arjun was meant to do for us, and we can still do it.
by srin
30 Nov 2017 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3841
Views: 529752

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ when did it become MRSAM in Navy use ? Wasn't Barak-8 in Navy called LRSAM ?
by srin
26 Nov 2017 18:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 615
Views: 62459

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

Thanks. I will continue to search on my own too. Replacing the VAT on fuel with GST may cause revenue losses to the states, but they may impose cess fees to make up for some of the losses. Right now when oil prices are low, a GST of 28% + cess fees may keep the price of fuel the same or a few Rs. h...
by srin
26 Nov 2017 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137683

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

How will this 105 ultra light howitzer target moving tanks ? Shoot in a parabolic trajectory and hope that the tank doesn't move for next 10 seconds? I’m talking direct line of sight fire here and you’re talking indirect fire? Do silver bullets miraculously travel at the speed of light and blow up ...
by srin
25 Nov 2017 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137683

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^ Two questions: - What's the effectiveness of HESH round on spaced armour ? - How does the muzzle velocity of 105mm howitzer compare to that of a tank ? Oh, and muzzle velocity doesn’t matter because you’re firing line of sight and you don’t need kinetic energy to defeat the armor like a silver b...
by srin
25 Nov 2017 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3242
Views: 406810

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Saurav Jha had twitted it a while ago. https://mobile.twitter.com/SJha1618/status/874246623127195649 Saurav Jha @SJha1618 This @makeinindia single engine fighter competition is a waste of time & resources when IAF intends to float another 2-engine tender anyway. 10:46 PM · Jun 12, 2017 How does...
by srin
25 Nov 2017 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2779
Views: 437703

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Can satellites be used for transmitting targeting data (one way) ? Navy has GSAT 7.
by srin
24 Nov 2017 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137683

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^ Two questions:
- What's the effectiveness of HESH round on spaced armour ?
- How does the muzzle velocity of 105mm howitzer compare to that of a tank ?
by srin
24 Nov 2017 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 137683

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

One might as well equip the MBT with gun fired ATGMs instead. Why not ? And going by that, why have a large calibre gun too ? Serious question, not kidding. Just have ATGMs and a 30mm AD gun. But 50-55t is a reasonable weight for an FMBT with all its bells and whistles,defence systems,networking ,e...

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