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by mody
29 Mar 2020 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610516

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

With regards to the Kilo class subs, don't we use our own sonar and batteries for these subs, in place of Russian ones? Now even the torpedoes will be ours. Also, as we have upgraded or carried out the life extension of the subs at HSL (with Russian help offcourse), buying just the hulls and upgradi...
by mody
29 Mar 2020 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607147

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

@brar_w and @KaranM, guys I know everyone is in lockdown and has plenty of time on hand, but this is the Su-30MKI thread.
Your discussion though good, is OT.
by mody
29 Mar 2020 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941242

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

>> read on IRDW That's your first mistake. Second is to discuss it on brf. Idrw is not kosher on brf. Please don't link to it or post/discuss stuff from it. ;) -------------- mody, the engine thing might not be entirely khayali pulao. Not the epe but as I posted in the Mk2 thread, we are in discuss...
by mody
28 Mar 2020 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941242

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

I for one would have cooked my khayali pullao around the mothballed Mig-29s. These are most likely old Mig-29A versions, with unused airframes. However, everything else about them, will have to be changed to get them to the Mig-29UPG standard. This would mean the radar, the cockpit (would have the o...
by mody
23 Mar 2020 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98008

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

No private sector involvement in the FICV project? Such a shame. But, just get the damn project moving and plan to produce a minimum of 4,500 nos. Upgrade the 2,500 nos. of BMP-IIs and plan for 1,500 wheeled APCs based on the Kestrel. 8,500 APCs will make the pakis shit in their pants. It would give...
by mody
23 Mar 2020 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 613054

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

The T-90S barrels cannot take higher pressure rounds. Neither the imports or those locally made. The Russian's are using the new ammo with the 2A46M5 gun with the T72B3/B3M upgrade program. Even our T72s are supposed to be upgraded with the domestically made V92S2 engines. We need to upgrade the gu...
by mody
23 Mar 2020 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328204

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Test failure for Babur-II cruise missile.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... YoKjO.html

What's the difference between Babur-I and 2? Better guidance? The range is the same.
by mody
23 Mar 2020 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941242

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

Possible solution for the air-to-air refueler problem. The latest DPP amendment has introduced the option to lease. The refueler are the first thing that the forces are looking at, to lease. https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/indian-air-force-may-lease-aerial-refuelling-tanker-craft/ar-BB11yCX...
by mody
21 Mar 2020 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3980
Views: 613054

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

Russia is making Svinets rounds for its own T-series tanks and we are stuck with 1986 DOI "Mango" with a DOP of around 550 odd mm, because the tank gun on our T-90s can't handle anything more, and the IA is busy buying more of the aforesaid T-90s. The reliance on expensive ATGMs as tank k...
by mody
20 Mar 2020 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015
Replies: 893
Views: 159885

Re: Geopolitics/Geoeconomics Thread - June 2015

An informal alliance of countries is taking shape. North Korea, China, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Russia. Small players like Qatar will also be used. China will be the leader of this new alliance due to its unmatched economic muscle. Within the next 10 years, Chinese economic muscle will be greater ...
by mody
20 Mar 2020 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69792

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The report mentions that many more LMGs are required and will be part of 'Make In India'. This would imply that the initial lot will be import and there maybe a separate contract for license production in India. I hope we can come with an indigenous LMG in the meantime and not opt for ToT screwdrive...
by mody
18 Mar 2020 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653222

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

If MoD and HAL want, an order for additional 16 FoC standard Tejas MK1 can be finalised in a mater of a few months. The escalation in the price from the last contract and the delivery time will be the main sticking points. However, if HAL wants to keep the assembly line humming, it can offer almost ...
by mody
18 Mar 2020 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653222

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

Saichand K wrote:The new 725L drop tank on Tejas-FOC, is it supersonic? Also, does FOC version have OBOGs installed on it, since DEBEL-DRDO cleared lab trials of OBOGs ???


OBOGS will hopefully part of the MK1A upgrade. Not part of FoC. Hope they start working on integrating Astra on the FoC planes as well.
by mody
18 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 705569

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Consider the countries with which China shares its land border. India, Mongolia Russia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan (through the Wakhan Corridor), Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Except India, none of the other countries pose any threat to the Ch...
by mody
16 Mar 2020 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 961
Views: 228309

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

For Armenia, we can offer much more than just the Swathi radar. We can offer them the Sharang upgrade option for their old M46 guns (don't know how many they have, but being ex-soviet, I'm assuming they would be having these guns). At roughly US$ 1,25,000/- per gun for the upgrade, it is the cheapes...
by mody
14 Mar 2020 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 961
Views: 228309

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Fantastic RSTV security scan program, about the Swathi radar. The Indra-I radar was not really upto the mark, but the lesson to be learnt is that you have to persevere with indigenous development and the results will eventually show. Hopefully over the next 5-6 years, we will be on par with the best...
by mody
07 Mar 2020 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607147

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

I doubt the Astra MK-2 will have a IIR seeker variant. Generally IIR seeker missiles will be used only for maximum ranges upto 40-50 Kms. The MICA-IR and ASRAM have similar ranges. A range greater than that will require the missile to be guided to within this range of the target, by the aircraft. Th...
by mody
06 Mar 2020 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607147

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

A lot depends on the success of Uttam Aesa radar and the time taken for it to be ready. If the radar can be ready to be fielded on the Tejas within 2-3 years and the performance is within +/-10% (difficult to quantify this way, but just for argument sake for us aam jingoes), of the Elta 2052, then w...
by mody
05 Mar 2020 15:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69792

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

For the sake of argument, assume import is ok. India is buying CAR 816 Carbine from UAE, Sig Saur 716 rifle from USA and the AK203 rifle from Russia. Why on earth did CISF not buy more of these? ARM5 from Bulgaria? Gerard, if you ask me, import of any kind small arms is not OK. Throw open the small...
by mody
04 Mar 2020 15:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138904

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

Cosying up to the Kurds or Kurdish cause is not a very good idea. Though Turkey has the most problems with Kurds, all the other countries with significant Kurdish population, will not appreciate any Indian pro-Kurdish moves. This includes Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. We have historically have had ...
by mody
03 Mar 2020 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69792

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

CISF has received the first batch of ARM5 rifles from Bulgaria. Order for 50,000 rifles has been given. Don't understand these type of purchases. CISF can very well use the Excalibur or Ghatak or any other domestically manufactured rifle. I think the central government should explicitly ban or at l...
by mody
02 Mar 2020 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848398

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The 500 nos. are for the IMRH, both IA/IAF and Navy variants. The attack heli from the same can be derived, however, the DDM report makes it sound like the project is to develop an 10-12 ton attack helicopter only!!
by mody
02 Mar 2020 15:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138904

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

If Turkey were to come to Pakistan's aid in the event of a future Indo-pak conflict, what should be India's response and what are the options that India would have to inflict pain on the Turks? Say in the event of an Indo-pak conflict, if Turkey were to send say a squadron of F16's with their pilot...
by mody
29 Feb 2020 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138904

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

If Turkey were to come to Pakistan's aid in the event of a future Indo-pak conflict, what should be India's response and what are the options that India would have to inflict pain on the Turks? Say in the event of an Indo-pak conflict, if Turkey were to send say a squadron of F16's with their pilots...
by mody
28 Feb 2020 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610516

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.janes.com/article/94571/ind ... completion

Which is this project? Technology Demonstration Vessel, with a Long Range Multi-Function Aesa Radar?
by mody
27 Feb 2020 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848398

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Given the price of imported systems and the numbers that we require of various types of helicopters, I hope better sense prevails in the MoD and IAF, IA and IN, with regards to our current and future requirement of platforms. Only the capability that we don't have, should be imported. Currently onl...
by mody
26 Feb 2020 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234970

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

BF along with OFB are the producer of the barrel. OFB also produces the muzzle break and the breech is from Bofors/Dhanush. So technically OFB is not excluded. And I don't know what else can they contribute? They didn't have 52 caliber design, while Tatas & BF already did, ATAGS IS based on Dha...
by mody
26 Feb 2020 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848398

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Given the price of imported systems and the numbers that we require of various types of helicopters, I hope better sense prevails in the MoD and IAF, IA and IN, with regards to our current and future requirement of platforms. Only the capability that we don't have, should be imported. Currently only...
by mody
26 Feb 2020 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 401087

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

The choice of stringer missiles is puzzling. We had the choice of Stringer missiles for Rudra and LCH helis and they were reportedly cheaper as well, yet we opted for the French Mistral. Now, we are opting for the stingers in place sidewinder. Also, Raytheon did no participate in the Indian tender ...
by mody
25 Feb 2020 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 401087

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

The choice of stringer missiles is puzzling. We had the choice of Stringer missiles for Rudra and LCH helis and they were reportedly cheaper as well, yet we opted for the French Mistral. Now, we are opting for the stingers in place sidewinder. Also, Raytheon did no participate in the Indian tender f...
by mody
22 Feb 2020 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138904

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

A direct confrontation between Turkish and Russian forces backing Syria would be great. I was almost certain that we would see at least 1 Turkish F16 being shot down, after Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24, in the early part of the Russian air campaign in Syria. However, Erdogan is shrewd and played...
by mody
22 Feb 2020 15:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 1060
Views: 138904

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

The main problem is the wannabe Kemal-pasha Erdogan! We have to undermine him. Supplying arms to Armenia is out of the question. Armenia is firmly in roosi circle of sphere and the bear maintain a large military presence in Armenia. It also stands guarantee of Armenian state integrity. This is requi...
by mody
22 Feb 2020 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610516

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Put both the carrier against China if need arises. PN can be handled without AC. Spend all the paltry fund on submarines, AIP, Ammos. No point stretching ourselves too thin and then ending up in a situation where subs are operational without torpedos !! The lack of torpedoes on the scorpene subs is...
by mody
21 Feb 2020 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234970

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

However OFB is India's best center of excellence in artillery as proven by the Sharang & Dhanush 45 The DRDO team could have focused on developing tracked Dhanush 52 on Arjun chassis and developing a ULW option. In my opinion, we should order Dhanush 45 in large numbers, develop Dhanush 52 and ...
by mody
21 Feb 2020 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234970

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Bharat Forge also has the Bharat-52 gun. From earlier reports, from when BF partnered with Elbit, it was always assumed that Elbit will provide the electronics and targeting etc. and the metallurgy and manufacturing will be done by BF. With the ATAGS program, a lot of the electronics is being develo...
by mody
19 Feb 2020 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234970

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

How about the requirement can't be filled by domestic production. ATAGS is still in trials. Both suppliers were given basic mfg setup orders.Still long way to go. Ramanaji, The Dhanish-45 is already in production. Dhanush-52 prototype and the truck mounted version of the same are both ready. The Ka...
by mody
18 Feb 2020 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234970

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The Saudi's are showing interest in Kalyani Bharat-52 Howitzer and India is asking Kalyani to produce a gun in collaboration with Elbit!!! The electronics and targeting for the ATAGS guns is ready and developed in house by DRDO along with the TATA SED and Kalyani and for the guns to be procured for ...
by mody
15 Feb 2020 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Visually the MPATGM and Amogha-III look fairly similar. Also, the news item says that the Amogha-III has a smokeless propellant, which seems to be the case with the MPATGM as well, as can be seen from the pictures given above. The news item also says Amogha-III was developed in collaboration with DR...
by mody
14 Feb 2020 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Is the BDL Amogha-III the same as DRDO MPATGM-NAG or is it different? The article says that it was developed by BDL using internal resources, in collaboration with DRDO.
by mody
06 Feb 2020 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4083
Views: 941242

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

We already make the GAA TR modules for Uttam. Its the backend software that we are still working on. ToT for the 2052 contract will just give us Israeli tech for the GAA TR modules. We can compare with our design and refine.

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