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by mody
19 Mar 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44878

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

Indranil, aren't all the IOC std. aircraft going to be upg. to FOC first? IIRC, that was the plan. At least put in the S/W updates for Derby etc. AVM Nambiars comments suggest IOC aircraft are Derby capable as well? Yes Karan, all software updates will plugged back into all IOC std. aircraft. You w...
by mody
18 Mar 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44878

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

Except for the AAR probe, how much work would be required to upgrade the IOC planes to FOC standard? I think the only major structural change is the addition of the AAR probe and associated plumbing. The rest of the changes should be software related. Are there any other major changes? Most of the s...
by mody
13 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 18768

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The use of T55 and Vijayanta turrets on the LOC for firing at paki posts in direct fire mode, upto a range of 2-4 Kms is really good. We have hundreds of these old tanks lying around and the 105 mm HEAT round, in direct fire mode, will pack a good punch. The only problem is that these are stationery...
by mody
12 Mar 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44878

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

There are total of 18 trainers on order. All will be as per Mk1 FoC standard. The production of trainers will start after the 16 FoC planes. The production for 73 MK1A planes will start after the production for the trainers is over.
by mody
11 Mar 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117250

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Wow 90 KM's for 214mm rocket is great. 75 KM's with
2m cep is fantastic. I don't think we will develop a 300mm version. Prahar can be used for longer ranges.
by mody
11 Mar 2019 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1193
Views: 229586

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We can build our own general purpose missile corvettes like the Israeli Sa'ar 6 above. We can replace the 40 cell Tamir VLS with a 16 cell VLS for the naval derivative of QRSAM. Anti-ship missile can be 4 quad packs of Uran mid-ship or 2 quad packs for Brahmos-NG. The heli can be the Naval Dhruv. Th...
by mody
11 Mar 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 18768

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

I posted this in the Balakot thread and it really needs to be here: 1. An order for 114 Dhanush have been placed, but according to the Government Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), the IA needs over 400. The GCF should be cranking these out like cookies. Make 4000 of them and sell them around the world. M...
by mody
11 Mar 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117250

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

PS: Mody is an old hand, no issue of ISI etc. Just to be clear. And no issues in him asking the query as well. The issue is just about the timing right now. We shouldn't collate info that makes things easier for the other side, to whatever extent. My question was more pertaining to the follow on or...
by mody
09 Mar 2019 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117250

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

8 squadrons of Akash for the IAF have been ordered and at least 5 squadrons seem to operational. All 8 squadrons are operational, the remaining three are in the north-east too. Also, any idea as to what is hitch with MRSAM project? According to Air Marshal Nambiar , there were some issues that were...
by mody
08 Mar 2019 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 44878

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

Additional 1 squadron of MK1 and perhaps 2 additional squadrons of MK1A should be ordered. 9 Tejas MK1/MK1A squadrons to replace the 6 Mig-21 Bison and 2 Mig 27 squadrons. Will drive down the price for MK1A and keep the production lines buzzing. HAL can increase the production rate to 24 planes per ...
by mody
08 Mar 2019 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117250

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What is the status of the Akash follow on orders? 8 squadrons of Akash for the IAF have been ordered and at least 5 squadrons seem to operational. The first 2 at Pune and Gwalior and 3 more in the northeast. An additional order of 7 squadrons of the MK1 was to be placed, but was stuck due to price n...
by mody
06 Mar 2019 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1420
Views: 174442

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Why are we paying $3 billion dollars for a ten year lease of a nuke sub? We should be buying it not leasing for that kind of money. I suspect our own 6 SSN program is based on this one. There could be a simultaneous equipping of the incomplete hull in Russia and probably a brand new one here. The $...
by mody
27 Feb 2019 16:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124680

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I dont think the Bisons did not end up using BVR R77, they probably went for a peace time protocol of identifying the intruder before engaging, lets see on how we respond. PAF today has identified it will engage India as response to attacks on ISI, can leave it at this, should probably attack PA to...
by mody
27 Feb 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124680

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

No confirmation of which paki plane was shot down. Clearly said attacked our military installation. I think escalation is on the cards. Hope we plan carefully and if thinks really escalate, have some tangible military and strategic aims chalked out. I for one would love to see Baltistan captured......
by mody
27 Feb 2019 15:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124680

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

No confirmation of which paki plane was shot down. Clearly said attacked our military installation. I think escalation is on the cards. Hope we plan carefully and if thinks really escalate, have some tangible military and strategic aims chalked out. I for one would love to see Baltistan captured.......
by mody
27 Feb 2019 14:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124680

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Modi cannot afford to deescalate now. If Mig-21 has been shot down, which unfortunately seems to be true, then GoI will have to unleash a counter punch. Sparks are certainly going to fly. Hope all our warriors get the job done and return safely, as some of them are certainly going to get into harms ...
by mody
27 Feb 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124680

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Still no official word from India. Lets wait for the official government briefing to figure our what exactly is going on. The paki lie about Mig-21s being shot down seems to be just that....a good 'ol paki lie. With regards to the F16 going down, lots of conflicting stories. Downed in friendly fire,...
by mody
26 Feb 2019 15:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 124680

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

The pakis now have a tough choice to make. They can either stick to their current story of no real damage and just pray that GoI does not do anything more or they will have to think of some way of retaliating. The problem is that they don't have any non-military targets to hit. If they hit a militar...
by mody
25 Feb 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 18768

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Admiral saab, you missed 180 nos. 155mm/39 cal? soltam upgrade of M46 guns. Please add these to the first post. Forgive this mango abdul, but Soltam upgraded the M46 as well? I thought that was cancelled? India to Locally Upgrade 130mm M-46 Russian Artillery Guns to 36km Target Range https://sputni...
by mody
25 Feb 2019 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4569
Views: 769523

Re: Small Arms Thread

Its really about the size of the bullets. If IA thinks that 7.62x39 is what they want, then AK series it is. There is nothing better then the AK-series for this caliber. The debate is really whether the choice of the caliber is good or not. For the Chinese front, I would actually prefer to use the N...
by mody
22 Feb 2019 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 18768

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Also the numbers for Pinaka MK1 seem to be doubtful. As per Wiki, 4 regiments should be in service by now and an additional order of 6 regiments was cleared by DAC in 2016. Each regiment is supposed to have 18 launchers, plus reserves.
by mody
22 Feb 2019 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 18768

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

155mm/39 calibre FH77/B ---> 410 acquired and will be replaced by the Dhanush First time I'm hearing about this... I thought they were just going to upgrade the original bofors (of course some Dhanush lineage is expected as it will be done be OFB). I doubt Dhanush will be replacing the original FH7...
by mody
22 Feb 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3270

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

With the Arjun MK1A now cleared for production, I hope DRDO is working on improving the desi FSAPDS rounds.
There has been no news on this front for a while.

Maybe Rohitvats might have some info on this.
by mody
22 Feb 2019 15:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

83 MK1A are actually supposed to be only 73 MK1A + 10MK1-FoC, 2 seat trainers. All trainers are going to be MK1 standard only and not MK1A. Though the order for the Elta 2052 radar is stated as being for 83 nos. Hope they increase the order for the MK1 by another squadron or 16 nos. and an additiona...
by mody
22 Feb 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3929
Views: 567604

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Phillip did you catch the flying display of the LCH? Done by our very own Hari Nair sir. DD video of the same available on youtube.
Helina is coming along nicely and I hope clears all trials in the next couple of months. DRDO has given the target for end of March.
by mody
21 Feb 2019 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 18768

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Admiral saab, you missed 180 nos. 155mm/39 cal? soltam upgrade of M46 guns. Please add these to the first post. Also, Smerch is not going to be replaced by Pinaka-III. It will complement. Smerch is a recent buy. I thought the number of Smerch systems purchased was 36 and not 62. Was there a follow u...
by mody
19 Feb 2019 14:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 259777

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

IA tank regiment has 45 tanks. The rest are extras for training and reserves etc. The number of reserves required was reduced and hence the numbers reduced from 62 tanks to 59 per order. Hopefully the MK2 will get a minimum order of 236 tanks or 4 regiments worth. 8 Arjun regiments stationed across ...
by mody
14 Feb 2019 20:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155136

Re: Pulwama Attack

Should check feasibility of using NGARM with 100+ Km range to take out Masood Azhar, his brothers and top leaders of Jaish , when we have intelligence of them being together. Such a surgical strike would really send a message and send shivers down the spine. Pakistan would scream about sovereignty a...
by mody
01 Feb 2019 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2279
Views: 262176

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

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/iaf-mirage-2000-aircraft-crashes-near-bengalurus-hal-airport-both-pilots-dead/ar-BBT2exL?ocid=spartanntp Upgraded M2K-TH on acceptance trial sortie goes down. Both pilots dead :( . Really sad story. One of the pilots landed on the burning wreckage, after ejec...
by mody
30 Jan 2019 18:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 450978

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Why Sir, Why Why ? I will stick my neck out and say "institutionalized bias". That is my opinion in this case. IAF is pushing for additional order for 37 Pilatus, as per the option clause from the first order. The total requirement is for 108 aircrafts. With 37 additional Pilatus, the num...
by mody
25 Jan 2019 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117250

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Barak-8-ER is not meant for the navy. If it comes, it will only be for the airforce. The Extended range version requires an additional solid booster. This increases the minimum range at which the missile can engage a target. For the navy the missile is supposed to work from point defence mode, upto ...
by mody
22 Jan 2019 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 2432
Views: 324709

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://m-timesofindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/m.timesofindia.com/world/pakistan/chinese-companies-warn-pakistan-against-delay-in-cpec-project/amp_articleshow/67627895.cms?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCCAE%3D#aoh=15481392736803&amp_ct=1548139277441&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww....
by mody
16 Jan 2019 17:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

Mody regarding 4), the Python has too many fins and there is airflow interference at the pylon with Tejas wing. Most likely Python won't be fitted. ASRAAM seems to be the choice. Let's see. I wish we had folks who could do system studies of a short range missile with Python like seeker. Or locate t...
by mody
16 Jan 2019 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 450978

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

HAL fights for indigenous HTT-40 trainer, over Swiss Pilatus Can't argue with that article. IAF asking for additional Pilatus at this stage is sheer stupidity. If at all they need the planes so urgently, they ought to give the go ahead to HAL to setup the production facility and start issueing orde...
by mody
14 Jan 2019 15:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 390877

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

We already have the T72 deployed in Ladakh and north Sikkim. With the 1,000 HP engine, the performance would improve. More then enough to take on any light tank. If China deploys the Type 99, then we have to start thinking about how to get the Arjun up there. Also the main problem is getting the tan...
by mody
13 Jan 2019 22:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/01/tejas-production-disrupted-as-air-force.html As per the proposal of HAL, , Weren't they going to produce working prototypes first? No sense for IAF to put that huge sum on a paper drawing as of now. Why would you need to have working prototype. What is being d...
by mody
09 Jan 2019 16:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

More then the engine, Israeli radar and EW suite might be a problem in exporting the Tejas to countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. We need to have our own radar, EW suite and weapons package for the Tejas to succeed in the export market. On the weapons front, we are getting there with the Astra an...
by mody
08 Jan 2019 19:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 831239

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

Feels like I´m the oldest one here. I remember reading about the LCA in a Jane´s book in the 80´s about future fighters, It feautured a Gripen in a smashing splinter-camoflage alá Viggen, it also had an Israeli fighter called "Kfir" (wich was ¨the name of a fighter in south america but th...
by mody
08 Jan 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3929
Views: 567604

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The order for 15 LSP LCH helis has still not been placed. The go ahead for 15 LSP helicopters was announced a long time back. Almost a 1 year.
Don't know what is causing the delay.
by mody
02 Jan 2019 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 454
Views: 117250

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

For a paper I'm writing (for a think tank with the same kind of orientation as BRF) can Missile gurus here help me understand what quantity of the following missiles we should have deployed by the end of 2022. This is in a `best case scenario' assuming no delays in trials/ procurement etc. Thanks. ...

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