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by Austin
03 Nov 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469638

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Ofcourse they can add that if they qualify DRDO AIP for Sub Based deployment after due testing. But adding any module post construction is not a good idea because it has impact on submarine performance , An more practical and easier approach would have been to use the proven French MESMA AIP and bui...
by Austin
03 Nov 2019 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469638

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

There's a Case for Diesels , By Ensigns Michael Walker and Austin Krusz, U.S. Navy https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2018/june/theres-case-diesels The ability of AIP was demonstrated in 2005, when HMS Gotland, a Swedish AIP submarine, “sank” many U.S. nuclear fast-attack subs, destroyers, ...
by Austin
03 Nov 2019 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469638

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It is too early to say AIP can be added as no sea based trials has taken place for DRDO based AIP and unless these trails are done with prime requirement for safety is met you cant really guarantee these AIP will be qualified for submarine. Another thing is it is not a good idea to add AIP post subm...
by Austin
03 Nov 2019 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

AFAIK in the US the technology is owned by the Private Company or rather many of them and not owned by the USG. So USG cannot force any private entity to share its IP or Technology with India or any other country , There are many laws too governing it besides the fact of ownership of private compani...
by Austin
03 Nov 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50023

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

No other 5th generation program fits India's bill. The fallout in the case of FGFA was on workshare. India was not getting the research ROI on the RnD dollars. Not really on workshare because FGFA was a JV along the line on Brahmos/MRSAM ( not a TOT program like MKI ) and HAL and IAF own Varthaman ...
by Austin
05 Oct 2019 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174517

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

AMCA has not received FSED funding yet and from the time it gets till ioc will take care minimum 14-15 years assuming there is no technology hurdles faced. Most countries that made 5 the gen ac had made and produced dozens of types and still they took that long time. In many cases GOI takes a call a...
by Austin
05 Oct 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795436

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

Source: https://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/defence/air-force-chief-outlines-plan-to-solve-shortage-of-fighter-squadrons-119100401549_1.html?__twitter_impression=true M2K and Mig29 will serve till 2040 as post upgrade they have guranteee life of 25 years Likely they will go for more Squad...
by Austin
01 Oct 2019 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496669

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7101&p=2384702#p2384702 https://www.theweek.in/news/sci-tech/2019/09/26/russia-upgrades-brahmos-missile-ancestor-to-have-km-range.html At 800 km range this should effectively cover all our western neighbor even if the system is deployed 2...
by Austin
01 Oct 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1656
Views: 273954

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Tass Reports Oniks-M a modernised version of Onyx will be tested in next 1-2 month Range Increase to 800 km from 450 for Onyx The missile is equipped with an advanced control system and will be able to hit both sea and ground targets with greater accuracy. The missile’s protection against the effect...
by Austin
01 Oct 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174517

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Shekhar Singh wrote:Is there any chance for F21 winning MMRCA2?


Yes why not , A single engine fighter is low on maintenace and F-16 are proven platform , like a quick buy for squadron strength.

Which ever they buy will be IAF and Political decision.
by Austin
30 Sep 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108330

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Austin, MWF cannot match the original Mig-29s for TWR at A2A loadouts. But, it's L/D is better than Mig-29s. It's avionics are also more advanced. I have heard that LCA Mk1 is almost as good as the upgraded Mirage 2000s. The Mk1A would make it at par if not slightly better.The MWF will better than ...
by Austin
30 Sep 2019 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108330

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil is there an optimum Weapon and internal fuel load that Mk2can carry that can give it a T:W ratio of 1 or near around those figures , I am looking at best weapon/fuel load for BFM and perhaps surpassing even M2K or 29 in dog fight ?
by Austin
25 Sep 2019 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

This "Active radar seeker with an active phased array antenna 9B-1103М2." does not seem to offer the real lock-on range enhancement expected of newer AESA seekers vis a vis LO targets. A 2km lock-on, basically translates to depending on the fire control radar of the firing aircraft to do ...
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Photos : Production line of new R-74M ( export RVV-SD ) WVR Missile

Compared to R-73 missile , It offers New Dual Colour IR seeker , Larger Off-Bore Sight and Longer Range , Likely the one we ordered recently.

https://altyn73.livejournal.com/1392302.html
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Active radar seeker with an active phased array antenna 9B-1103М2 . The illustrations show the layout of the GOS exhibited at the exhibition MAKS-2019 and the booklet given by "Agate". https://sun9-11.userapi.com/c857732/v857732509/64c4a/TbAouXAPmBc.jpg https://sun9-5.userapi.com/c851028/...
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

At ARMY 2019 , design Bureau "Vympel" demonstrated its new development – a missile "air-air" which exceeds in its parameters the existing missiles of this class. "Product 180" is a new missile received index K-77M, which will be initially installed on su-57, and in the...
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525739

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

Should be the first time either airforce would be sending types , generally they use each others aircraft for Indra Ex
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525739

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

Russia to send 15 fighters to India for Indra-2019, may include Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27, Su-30, Su-35 https://zeenews.india.com/world/russia-to-send-15-fighters-to-india-for-indra-2019-may-include-mikoyan-gurevich-mig-29-sukhoi-su-27-su-30-su-35-2235215.html Russia has announced that ...
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174517

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

RSK MiG unveils the flight performance of the MiG-35 fighter https://aviation21.ru/rsk-mig-obnarodovala-lyotno-texnicheskie-xarakteristiki-istrebitelya-mig-35/ Posted by 09/20/2019 | @AviaRu |  450 The manufacturer of light class 4 ++ fighter aircraft of the MiG RSK published on its website the off...
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795436

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

The MiG-29 is a ‘Super Hunter’: Account from a MiG-29 fighter pilot

https://hushkit.net/2019/09/07/the-mig- ... ter-pilot/
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108330

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

It is more predictable and lower risk to develop MWF fighter for ADA/ DRDO and more useful for AF with guranteed buy by forces so spending on near immediate deliverable makes more sense. AMCA is a high risk option with no guarantees that it will stick to time and schedule that IAF is looking for and...
by Austin
22 Sep 2019 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1915
Views: 383434

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

In recent Missile Attack by Houthis using low flying cruise missile on key Saudi refinery both the Patriot system and Skyguard system and French VSHORD failed to defend against http://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/09/19/how-saudi-arabia-failed-to-protect-itself-from-drones-missile-attacks.html Secretary of ...
by Austin
12 Sep 2019 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 36459

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

It is not just the business model that changed. Interjet coundnt wait to junk the maintenance heavy SSJ, no wonder they are not able to sell the grounded fleet.Fact is SSJ is a lemon. They have made 180 of those till date and got more order at maks , they are also building global support base to ta...
by Austin
12 Sep 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 99777

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Looks like Venkronym Naidu's photo with what looks like S-5 has made everyone sit up and take notice. OSINT jai ho! https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2019/09/08/tweet-may-have-inadvertently-revealed-indias-next-gen-nuclear-weapons-platform-with-global-reach/#306986f37212 Looks like they went fo...
by Austin
12 Sep 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 187
Views: 36459

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Interjet business model has changed so they are more interested in long distance narrow body type that regional even then its not certain yet. SSJ is EASA certified so the safety is as good as any EASA certified aircraft they go through the same compliance procedure As far as news of IL-114 goes it’...
by Austin
10 Sep 2019 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

New instrument panel https://i.imgur.com/TkjJT4H.png https://d.radikal.ru/d06/1909/10/1acbbd4ab8b2t.jpg https://d.radikal.ru/d01/1909/d7/d150bc437a5ct.jpg https://d.radikal.ru/d23/1909/91/c89a016af4aat.jpg https://b.radikal.ru/b23/1909/78/dc3f39a35c22t.jpg PS: Just a disclaimer here all these pic I...
by Austin
10 Sep 2019 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

First Production Serial plane

by Austin
09 Sep 2019 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454592

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

Any reason why F-22 lost out to Rafale in this BFM ? Was this discussed here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOswfrc7Xtg
by Austin
08 Sep 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Some High Res Photos from some one who visited MAKS 2019.

Older Su-47 and Mig-1.44 was also on Static Display along with PAK-FA

MAKS 2019 High Res Picture
by Austin
08 Sep 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

LO Nozzle both the computer model and its 3d printed equivalent feature a low IR signature TVC nozzle - canted as in su-35 and pakfa - which transitions from  circular to rectangular cross section , this might replace the round serrated nozzle of izd. 30 https://i.servimg.com/u/f76/19/66/43/49/sc11...
by Austin
08 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Report on OKB Sukhoi...some interesting info on the Su-57 as well... ( via Cyberspec ) MD19vOZn2Ts Starting at around 12:35 they talk about the method of "topological optimisation" where components are produced via computer and via 3D printer I guess an example....the right hand part can w...
by Austin
06 Sep 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328651

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

76 aircraft is 3 regiment from RuAF pov and if you add the 10 PT , That close to 4 Squadron. That is good enough number to streamline their production base for PAK-FA and Sukhoi/RuAF is still producing & procuring Su-30SM,Su-35 and Su-34 and even for exports. Ofcourse export will be good for PAK...
by Austin
06 Sep 2019 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525739

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

At MAKS 2019 , RVV-BD LRAAM and R-77-1 BVRAAM on Su-35 Wings Very interesting - first I've seen the RVV-BD on a Sukhoi. Is the missile actually in production let alone operational on the Su-35 or is this another "run it up the flagpole" exercise? RVV-BD is an export variant of R-37M opera...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50023

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

They need to first fund the engine that can power Tejas and amca , engine is the Achilles heel for our aircraft program , no matter how good we make Tejas or Amca the foreign power can strangle is any time and replacing it with another engine is no small task. Before GOI funds amca they need to fund...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5553
Views: 615113

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia and India agree on joint production of spare parts for Russian military equipment https://tass.ru/ekonomika/6840970 VLADIVOSTOK, September 4. / TASS /. Russia and India, as part of the Eastern Economic Forum, have concluded an agreement on the joint production of spare parts and components f...

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