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by mody
09 Sep 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9293

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

More then any other variants, armed, recce, civilian etc., would love to see an order for 106 of these birds!!
by mody
09 Sep 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

In my opinion (which doesn't count for diddly squat), just order 60 Ka-226T for the Navy. You can get interchangeable cabin modules for SAR and anti-sub operations. The anti-sub module can have a dunking sonar and ability to carry Shyena light weight torpedoes. LUH all the way for IA and IAF.
by mody
07 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 232952

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The answer for second hand Mirage Vs is not India buying second had Mig-29s, but more Akash MK1/MK1S squadrons across the western border and additional LCA Mk1/MK1As. We should have at least 8-10 squadrons of Akash missiles on the western front, all the way from Mumbai to Srinagar. Along with the Sp...
by mody
07 Sep 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The requirement floated for Akash missiles for the IAF, three years ago, for 7 additional squadrons. The number has come down to 6 in the proposed order.
No mention of whether it will be the MK1 or the MK1S variant. The MK1S, has also reportedly finished the development trials.
by mody
21 Aug 2019 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594598

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

By the way the Chinese have just released pictures of their latest war games, carried at undisclosed location, only stating that it was carried out at altitude of 14,000ft and on snow covered plateau. The Chinese had deployed combat robots and their latest type 99-A MBTs in the exercise. Time for IA...
by mody
21 Aug 2019 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594598

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The Kargil Skardu road is supposed to be fairly well developed and except for the last 10-30 odd Kms to the LoC, its an all weather road. The civilian population on both sides, have also asked for it to be opened to regular traffic and trade in the past. The Srinagar Skardu road on the other hand is...
by mody
20 Aug 2019 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why the Mistral was chosen over the Stinger for the LCH? Both the missiles were supposed to be in the running and the Stinger was supposed to be cheaper.
We are getting the Stingers for use with the Apache, would have made sense to use the same on bot the sets of helos.
by mody
12 Aug 2019 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

The only problem is that the Russian EW suite for the MKI is no good. It was either found to be too heavy, restricting the performance of the aircraft and maybe also found to be not as good, as western suites that we have experience with, with the M2K. Is this chai-wallah info or from discussions o...
by mody
08 Aug 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 421058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

HDW gave complete ToT. As did Bofors since those days both Germany and Sweden were not major arms sellers unlike USA/USSR and were quite keen in cultivating customers. However, Narasimha Rao found buying Kilo's was cheaper than building Type 209. We got Kilo's dirt cheap on barter for tea from USSR...
by mody
08 Aug 2019 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

The Su-30MKI-MK3 or the final iteration entered service after 2004. I had visited Lohegaon AFB in March 2005 and Russian technicians were still working on the final tranche version of MKI's. All the MKI's delivered prior to that, were later upgraded to the final version. Hence, the current plane is ...
by mody
30 Jul 2019 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

That is the hope of my chaiwallahs! The IAF org wants a way to just kill LCH! This could possibly be because of IAF general reluctance to IA owning and operating a large heli force on its own. Without a local option, the numbers will remain small and not enough to justify IA having it's own aviatio...
by mody
19 Jul 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

GOI should state... Vivek, name me one politician or leader or bureaucrat who understands technology cycles, Product Development Life Cycle, Production Engineering. The person who came closest was Manohar Parrikar to untying the Gordon's knot of operational availability, R&D and Production. His...
by mody
18 Jul 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 421058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The diplomat is reporting that India is to export TAL Shyena torpedoes to Myanmar. Not sure which and how many platforms in IN currently use the Shyena torpedoes? Have we developed an air launched version of the same, for use by Helicopters?
by mody
17 Jul 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

I echo Karan. Great post. You have clarified much of the ambiguity. Just a few questions. The HTT-40 carries some baggage. The IAF was never really happy with its predecessor, the HPT-32 and didn't want HAL to take up the design and development of HTT-40 , when HAL actually took it up. IAF reluctan...
by mody
16 Jul 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

The HTT-40 carries some baggage. The IAF was never really happy with its predecessor, the HPT-32 and didn't want HAL to take up the design and development of HTT-40, when HAL actually took it up. IAF reluctance on this part is well documented. HAL went ahead anyways, funding the development from its...
by mody
13 Jul 2019 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/iaf-drops-plans-to-buy-more-pilatus-planes-amid-cbi-probe/ar-AAEfn4J?ocid=spartanntp Further purchase of Pilatus ruled out. The sad part is the news quotes, unnamed sources as saying a new global RFP will be issued and a government to government deal will be ...
by mody
11 Jul 2019 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 293937

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

We have a engine of higher performance (and slightly lower tech) - ALF31. We are producing 1000 of it through TOT and have serviced it. We can buy a more comprehensive license (and higher performance -higher tech stuff from SU-57) for this to eventually replace them in SU30MKI (higher power will be...
by mody
03 Jul 2019 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

http://idrw.org/bel-will-start-deliveries-of-next-generation-astra-air-to-air-missile-to-iaf/ It seems that we have missed on the most important report of the day. The first lot of the Astra missiles are due to be dilivered shortly. Looking forward to it being an order the competes with Akash in bo...
by mody
29 Jun 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 421058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Why we aren't leveraging the design blueprints of the U209 and design of scorpene to come with a new hybrid SSK is distressing. It is just being risk averse and not wanting to design something on our own. Trying to get a proven foreign design to be built in India and then after building 6 thinking t...
by mody
26 Jun 2019 14:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4316
Views: 230143

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

Wow from 2018, it was postponed to early 2019 and now postponed to early 2020!! Almost a 1.5 year delay added. Jingo disappointed.
by mody
25 Jun 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

mody read o twitter that the SAMHO is getting ready which means the CLGM is also ready. NAG is quite expensive as it has been speced out of price. Ramana sir, didn't understand what you are saying about the Nag? Expensive understood, but is that the reason that the orders haven't been placed? CLGM ...
by mody
24 Jun 2019 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704701

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

With the Pilatus deal under review, I guess no new orders for the same will be forthcoming. Clears the way for upto 106 HTT-40. Hopefully the IOC can be achieved by the end of 2019 or by end of FY 19-20. Would be a big boost for Make in India and for HAL. PM had personally interacted with the HTT-40...
by mody
24 Jun 2019 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Finally the Spike deal put to rest. Hopefully the MPATGM will come up fast. By the way any news on the progress of the NAG order? The last news was for an order of 300 or 500 missiles and 25 NAMICA having been placed or approved. But no further updates on the same. The induction was slated to start ...
by mody
24 Jun 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 421058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Probably this is the only sub they may have capable of firing Barbur SLCM. And all others must have been under constant tracking. Here are reports about only 1 Paki operational Sub https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/lone-pak-submarine-on-patrol-as-4-undergo-repair/story-oBr1gGXTZODCVtdHsDBAP...
by mody
20 Jun 2019 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594598

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

From today's TOI, each IBG will have about 5,000 troops, heavy artillery support, integrated signals corp, integrated mobile air defence and also dedicated attack helicopters attached with each IBG. Immediate plan to raise three IBGs for the western front and after carrying out proving exercises, 2 ...
by mody
15 Jun 2019 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 421058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

HSL has constructed ships upto 60,000 tons in the past. However, these were civilian ships. Don't know what is the expertise required for replenishment tankers? Aditya tanker was constructed at GRSE. Maybe if that design was dated, at most would could have asked for design consultancy. The news thou...
by mody
14 Jun 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 421058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For the Varunastra torpedoes the news mentions that the Torpedo will be used from both ships and subs. Has the torpedo been tested for sub launch? I hope they have two versions for sub launch, one for the Kilo class and the other for the Type U-209s and the Scorpene. Having two versions will also gi...
by mody
11 Jun 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The Sea Gaurdian purchase for 22 drones has been approved. India had asked for the drones. Its US which has now approved it.
The NASSAM-II purchase if it goes through, just sounds stupid.
by mody
07 Jun 2019 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The modified ALH should be ideal as NUH. It will be larger and more capable then all the other helicopters proposed. It will be able to carry much high loads or much more capable loads. For the NUH role, I guess the hover requirements would be less stringent, as it will be meant mainly for Search an...
by mody
18 May 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3942
Views: 594598

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

There was news a few months back about DRDO and IIT-B having developed new BPJ. These were supposed to be lighter and much better then the existing bullet proof jackets being used. Have any of these been tested/approved? In COIN ops in J&K all the soldiers wear BPJ and patkas. Yet, we are having...
by mody
17 May 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan any update of the Akash production? 7 squadrons of MK1 for IAF were approved by CCS a long time ago, but there were reports of price negotiation between MoD and BEL/BDL. Also, have orders for any MK1S systems been placed as yet? The first 8 squadrons of MK1 are already operational. The product...
by mody
17 May 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702977

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Its been more then a year, since the LSP of 15 LCH was approved. Yet, we haven't seen any production variant LCH coming out. What is holding up the production? Any updates?
by mody
02 May 2019 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1902
Views: 421058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

There are too many factors and too many problems in most major industrial sectors in India, where both PSU and private players exist. Specifically for the shipping Industry, the failure of all the private companies are different. ABG failed due to a combination of cancellation of large number of civ...
by mody
23 Apr 2019 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196220

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

Don't know if this is the appropriate thread or not. There used to be a movie/multimedia thread. Can't find the same. I the mods feel, it shouldn't be here, please feel free to move the post to the appropriate thread. Below is the link to movie 'The Arrow' based on the Avro Arrow aircraft from the l...
by mody
20 Apr 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33416

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

A lot depends on IAF experience with the Elta 2052 radar. If the 2052 performs really well on the Tejas, then there is every possibility of Israel proposing a joint venture like the LRSAM project for a 2052 derived AESA for the Su-30MKI. We have 270 of them and that's a good enough number to develop...
by mody
20 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 24340

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I hope they don't come with the argument that the T90MS has a uprated 1130 HP engine, as opposed to the T90S 1,00 HP engine. We are now making the 1,000 HP engine completely in house and hopefully quite a few T72 tanks should get upgraded with this engine, replacing the old 780 HP engine. They can a...
by mody
19 Apr 2019 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 110294

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Ashley J Tellis and many bwana dimags don't understand that in a real street fight no one wears gloves and throws punches , in fact the guy who grabs a nearby stone and smashes the other chap's skull often wins . If and when the real war would happen countries won't be wasting time on trying to mak...
by mody
18 Apr 2019 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33416

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The greatest value will be as a test bed for HTFE-25 engine. If the HJT-36 can be made with the HTFE-25 engine, I guess there would be some market for it overseas. For IAF, I guess they have eliminated the IJT requirement from training. It can also serve as a basis for a twin engine AJT version. Wit...
by mody
17 Apr 2019 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1613
Views: 415570

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This Spike purchase looks to be for LOC action. It is supposed to be LOC action. It was purchased as part of immediate purchase requirement directly from IA top brass. In wake of Pulwama, GOI has given approval for upto 300 crores worth of purchase can be made directly by the services if required f...

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