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by srin
12 Jan 2019 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3794
Views: 521844

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://defenceupdate.in/army-air-force-discussing-control-of-attack-helicopters-bipin-rawat/ Rawat said that the army is trying to explain to the IAF on how future battles will be fought. “Because if you are going to use the Apache, it is going to be in our support… Its for the mechanised formatio...
by srin
10 Jan 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 942
Views: 174837

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

What’s a high speed railway gun? Dorky misinterpretation of rail gun? Or actually a gun being pulled around on HSR (we don’t even have any yet but I know we are working with the Japs on this.) The new Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR being built with Japanese help is going to be integrated with the 155mm Dhanu...
by srin
07 Jan 2019 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1688
Views: 248376

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

We can now afford 36 more easily, they will cost only about ~5B now, including weapons. A lot of us have been professing buying 2 more Sq since the moment this G2G deal was announced. That will bring down unit cost from 1600Cr too, reducing impact of Pappu's lies. :P :rotfl: :rotfl: Don't discount ...
by srin
31 Dec 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3397
Views: 718305

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

What about the gun ? IIRC, it got moved out of FOC, so is it part of Mk1A ?
by srin
28 Dec 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2303
Views: 286883

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Out of $39.83 bn, debt repayments of energy and infrastructure projects amount to $28.43 bn, the daily reported, citing documents of the ministry of planning and development. The remaining $11.4 bn will be paid in the shape of dividends to the investors, according to official estimates If they alre...
by srin
27 Dec 2018 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3397
Views: 718305

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

^^^
Please re-read the Ajai Shukla blog on this. He mentioned that Elta won the deal and Elisra wasn't allowed to contest.
by srin
27 Dec 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3397
Views: 718305

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

WTF ? Who to believe ? :shock: Israeli firm bags electronic warfare suite deal for LCA Tejas Israeli firm Elisra has bagged Rs 178 crore deal for developing the electronic warfare suite for the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mk1A aircraft being built for the Indian Air Force . The Isra...
by srin
26 Dec 2018 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3397
Views: 718305

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

Interview with HAL CMD R Madhvan http://www.businessworld.in/article/-HAL-Is-Working-To-Deliver-Remaining-Tejas-To-IAF-By-March-2019-/26-12-2018-165552/ Presently, production of LCA Tejas Mk-I in Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) configuration is under progress at HAL. A total of 20 aircraft are t...
by srin
26 Dec 2018 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445637

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^^ Reading all the epithets for IPS officers in the past few posts, I wonder who is our enemy - those across the borders or ourselves ? It looks like AF vs IAS, IPS vs AF, and who knows what else. How many of these epithets would apply to, say, an IPS Officer like our NSA ? How many would apply to...
by srin
25 Dec 2018 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645561

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^ That makes a lot of sense, AmberG. Much appreciated. I didn’t get the full picture of the factors and trade offs before.
by srin
23 Dec 2018 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645561

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Interesting that Gujarat has come up and not say, Kulasekharapattinam that has been in news as possible second location. I read somewhere (and the physics of it still escapes me) that polar launches are more efficient from high latitudes.
by srin
22 Dec 2018 17:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3004
Views: 376641

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

We need dashcams for trains now
by srin
19 Dec 2018 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2660
Views: 491278

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The Netra is one beautiful bird. Is there any space that isn't covered by antennas ? If it was used in Cope India 2018, then it shows the IAF confidence in the system and that it is fully operational. It is sad to have the kickback allegations. While we wait for the bigger chappati shaped AWACS, it'...
by srin
15 Dec 2018 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3397
Views: 718305

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

If indeed the IAF wants Meteor for Tejas, then we'd have an RFP for radar+BVR combo. Or atleast an RFP for very long range BVR missile requiring integration with the Tejas radar. Outside of Rafale deal, I haven't seen anything to indicate IAF is going to procure Meteor. And it's too premature to fin...
by srin
15 Dec 2018 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3397
Views: 718305

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

From the HAL RFQ for the Tejas Mk1a radar: Vendor shall be responsible for integration of AESA radar with third party BVR missile as per LCA Mk1A requirements. Full text: http://trishul-trident.blogspot.com/2017/01/dissecting-rfqs-of-halardc-for-tejas.html (mods, not sure if this site is okay to be ...
by srin
10 Dec 2018 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3532
Views: 370799

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

While it is true that we don't have the expertise and that it needs to be built, there could have been a better way of going about it. Here's my solution (not just for the FICV, but also for say, MMRCA etc): 1) The foreign vendor - Roe, Rheinmetal, GD - needs to establish a fully owned subsidiary in...
by srin
10 Dec 2018 18:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2635
Views: 424200

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

it seems vijaypat singhania gave away his 1000cr stake in raymonds to his son on retirement, onlee to have his son go after his retirement duplex and harass him away https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/why-yesterdays-tycoon-vijaypat-singhania-is-a-sad-man-today/articleshow...
by srin
06 Dec 2018 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445637

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Nitin Gokhale interviews Gen. Rawat.

by srin
23 Nov 2018 17:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3004
Views: 376641

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The optimum scenario for India is HSR for diamond quadrilateral and no more, semi-HSR for intercity and slow trains for more stops in quad tracks on trunk routes, RRTS is for suburban. Not convinced about the viability of the pan-gangetic and East-Coast HSR routes. HSRs work best between dense urba...
by srin
10 Nov 2018 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986128

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Dhanush in production :rotfl:

Btw, this is how it looks (video of an older launch):


Which ships in the IN can actually carry it (other than P51 - INS Subhadra) ? :D
by srin
01 Nov 2018 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986128

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

This is from "Times of Israel" Sky Capture is a command and control platform, which transforms the customer’s existing air defense systems into “highly accurate and effective”ones, with advanced command and control capabilities as well as information based on multiple sensors, including a...
by srin
25 Oct 2018 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 942
Views: 174837

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

beautiful pic of QE2 showing its fabled width and roomy deck space . we should use this kind of design when upsizing to 65k its shorter than Nimitz class but equally wide. even the huge merlin helis on deck look small. the deck edge lifts can bring up 2 X JSF / F18 / RafaleM side by side , armed an...
by srin
11 Oct 2018 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986128

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The QRSAM looks like Astra mostly but has two differences that I can see: some kind of small canard near the nose (the pic is pretty low res, so I may be wrong) and smokey propellant.
by srin
08 Oct 2018 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645561

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Donno about you guys, but this looks like a hit job. The elephant in Isro’s room: the inside story of jumbo satellite’s recall The Isro decision to bring the satellite back was then attributed to prudent precaution, especially since the space agency had lost contact with another satellite — the GSAT...
by srin
08 Oct 2018 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 163340

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

^^^ Exactly. Really concerned that all these changes - canards etc - means it'll have a very long testing cycle and hence delays. Delays result in vicious cycle - users want more advanced capability (stealthy intakes, fly-by-light and other AMCA stuff) - and that would result in more delays and so o...
by srin
04 Oct 2018 22:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986128

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

souravB wrote:^^ is this NAG from Rudra? looks so.. Satisfying.. :D


No mid-body booster, so not Nag. Helina or SANT ?
by srin
04 Oct 2018 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 95
Views: 27731

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

Wow - supermicro ! The implications are just mind-boggling. Supermicro is a really big deal when it comes to network appliances and also servers. Two of my old companies used supermicro chassis - one for a network security appliance and another as a datacenter server (Supermicro is way cheaper and c...
by srin
25 Sep 2018 00:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4860
Views: 364340

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I wonder why they didn't declare an emergency. I've been binge-listening to ATC recordings and transcriptions here - https://www.youtube.com/user/victor981994/videos - noticed that less serious issues got the pilots to declare an emergency (I guess to get priority on airspace movements and landing).
by srin
24 Sep 2018 23:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1777
Views: 218445

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

In the meanwhile ... Mauritius and Britain’s fight over the Chagos Islands shows the toxic legacy of colonialism The International Court of Justice has just heard four days of arguments as it weighs the legality of a hugely contentious colonial act: the UK’s decision to separate the Chagos Archipela...
by srin
24 Sep 2018 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 942
Views: 174837

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ Was that really the P8I ? Must have been flying really low and slow or must have some amazingly stabilized zoom camera.
by srin
18 Sep 2018 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986128

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

https://www.oneindia.com/india/dac-approves-procurement-of-equipment-worth-rs-9100-crores-2778045.html Pursuing the goal of indigenisation and self-reliance, the DAC approved procurement of two Regiments of Akash Missile Systems under 'Buy (Indian)' category from M/s BDL. Looks like 2 regiments of ...
by srin
16 Sep 2018 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 986128

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Given the tortured history of Nag and its seeker (capable of detecting very small temperature differentials), do we really need to use it for bunker-busting roles when there are wire-guided (and presumably cheaper) Milan missiles and also RCLs like Carl Gustavs for short-range targeting ?
by srin
29 Aug 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3486
Views: 645561

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Long interview with the ISRO chairman. https://www.frontline.in/science-and-technology/article24801393.ece?homepage=true Thank you very much. That was very informative. Sorry for the noob question, but the talk of mini-PSLV (for launching 500kg sats) triggered a thought if it would be possible to l...
by srin
26 Aug 2018 20:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1777
Views: 218445

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

I don't know why we have to go to these lengths - Vijay Mallya's cell to have TV, toilet, washing area and sunlight: CBI submits video in UK court "The UK court wanted to see if Indian jails are hygienic. We have given them proof of the hygiene level and medical facilities available in jail. In...
by srin
18 Aug 2018 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130167

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

Many roads to Kodagu have gotten blocked due to landslides. Civil defence etc have been activated (I'm tuned into activity that a bit as a ham). Yes indeed. 40 Civil Defence wardens are on the way from Bangalore. Again most of them are HAMs (and I am one too). The NDRF, IAF and IA units who are pre...
by srin
18 Aug 2018 19:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 2210
Views: 130167

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

While the attention so far has been on Kerala, the situation a little north - in Kodagu - is getting critical. Many roads to Kodagu have gotten blocked due to landslides. Civil defence etc have been activated (I'm tuned into activity that a bit as a ham).
by srin
07 Aug 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1688
Views: 248376

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rafale deal: Internal notes flag loss of L1 status if plane was made locally “By applying a factor of 2.7 on the man hours quoted by Dassault Aviation and EADS, the ratio of Net Present Value (NPV) based total cost of acquisition as on November 2011would have undergone a material change to the exte...
by srin
07 Aug 2018 17:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2361
Views: 393338

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Expect it to be long drawn. If the SC strikes down Art35A which it should there will be a law and order problem in Kashmir which the govt will not want in an election year. Actually, this is the right issue for the election year. Those who oppose the removal of article 35 and 370 aren't going to vo...
by srin
02 Aug 2018 22:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2007
Views: 259400

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

If payout was required, we could have purchased AMRAAMs themselves to arm our fighters. Why the SAMs indeed ?
by srin
01 Aug 2018 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3397
Views: 718305

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

I hadn't heard of this software defined radio requirement for the FOC earlier. Was it always there, or is it a new one ?

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