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by vasu raya
27 May 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2627
Views: 360753

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Saurav Jha ‏@SJha1618 2h2 hours ago Decorated Veteran, Captain Ramaprasad (retd), who designed an indigenous combat management system for submarines explains why COMCASA is a bad idea: COMCASA – Should India Sign? - By Captain Ramaprasad Thanks for the clarifying article. Can India not have multipl...
by vasu raya
08 May 2018 06:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684932

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Singha wrote:L&T launcher from livefist

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How different is the above config from the concept shown here, starting at 1:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0acJ3xyhaJo
by vasu raya
06 May 2018 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 431269

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

These installations are at such vast places, and taking a cue from solar power enabled Cochin airport, most radars both mil and civilian that operate 24/7 can use solar power during peacetime
by vasu raya
20 Apr 2018 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292824

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

How did the IAF manage without affecting civilian traffic?
by vasu raya
20 Apr 2018 06:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259986

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

8,We have received the approval to prove unmanned technologies like auto take-off and landing on LCA for future uses. the unmanned version will sport flush air data system technology for stealth features. the design of the front also will be modified. the project will begin immediately after the fo...
by vasu raya
15 Apr 2018 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 431269

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

to stabilize the 'relay' sat which is possibly a microsat, http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/the-indian-hand-in-a-french-satellite/article22716332.ece Mr. Lapeyrere and his team are trying to reduce PicSat’s spin by providing torque through on-board magnetorquers. Picsat is expected to beco...
by vasu raya
05 Apr 2018 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2003
Views: 212701

Re: Military Flight Safety

Mi8 rolling landing



full braking on touch down maybe then can be done with short strips if hover is an issue at altitude.
by vasu raya
04 Apr 2018 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2003
Views: 212701

Re: Military Flight Safety

It seemed like the pilot was attempting a landing flare, but the heli didn't respond, maybe not enough lift, engine pitch increased at the last moment and it landed on uneven ground not any flat surface possibly overshot the helipad.
by vasu raya
31 Mar 2018 21:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1384
Views: 166886

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

http://www.dailypioneer.com/top-stories/ultra-clean-petrol-diesel-in-delhi-from-tomorrow.html According to IOC, for petrol engines, one of the most critical specifications is Research Octane No. (RON), which has improved from 88 in BS-II to 91. It is at par with regular 91 octane gasoline (petrol) ...
by vasu raya
31 Mar 2018 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3383
Views: 349965

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

jaysimha wrote:Border Surveillance System - DRDO
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/BOSS.pdf


why aren't they going the AESA route yet? and part of its goal is to detect micro drones
by vasu raya
31 Mar 2018 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 192
Views: 28199

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

The 'stages' I remember that the Jawans had to go through from news reports, Chance upon infiltration, engage them with no distinct advantage Then there was intel, so they used to trek in the hilly areas for tens of hours to intercept With intel, they started reaching the intercept areas faster with...
by vasu raya
31 Mar 2018 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2481
Views: 431269

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Glad to hear about the repeat success of the cryo engine stage.
by vasu raya
31 Mar 2018 19:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259986

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

Vips wrote:IAF RFQ for 83 aircrafts - Type MK1A filled by HAL on March 13th 2018. SP 10 on assembly line,looks at least 2-3 months away from flying...


The talk of unilateral upgrade by Raju sir sounds like Bachelor freedom :-)
by vasu raya
31 Mar 2018 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259986

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

— intensive operations tried out successfully — lots of scope to increase its might. Typically POC mode is ahead of production stage, so if there is a wearable tech equivalent on the Tejas, they could take the whole sequences of action by IAF pilots and run them through the simulators, while going ...
by vasu raya
24 Mar 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2270
Views: 359743

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Just happened to be listening to this podcast from Forbes India. http://www.forbesindia.com/audio/maga-zine-extra/podcast-social-impact-special-state-of-the-mba/49071 Podcast: Social impact special & state of the MBA @ 3:17 >> Talks about John Chamber's 1st startup investment in India. That inv...
by vasu raya
18 Mar 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292824

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

if PR is involved the aircraft choice could be better within the existing Mig-21s, the Sarang team has a different paint scheme ...
by vasu raya
03 Mar 2018 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 192514

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

srin wrote:What is the APS for Arjun mk2 ? Are we developing our own?


if there is one, testing them by placing them in protection duty of posts on LoC might be possible.
by vasu raya
02 Mar 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 580
Views: 102717

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

Echoing srai's post above, The key need is the ability to carry additional fuel, more internal space and a higher thrust engine, overall its the improved aerodynamics that necessiates the Mk2 version, so keeping only these critical requirements for IOC and retaining commonality with most of the inte...
by vasu raya
27 Feb 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2170
Views: 359936

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Back to the Lakshya RPV, it also does the simulation of signatures of other fighters as well as carries a Jammer payload, they should work towards the Miniature Air Laucnhed Decoy (MALD) and the MALD-Jammer variants perhaps using the Nirbhay chassis. Those decoys would help reduce the attrition fact...
by vasu raya
25 Feb 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2170
Views: 359936

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Wow, the take off was decent with the new engines and they seem to have streamlined the engine fairings as well from the earlier boxy frames. If this is user configuration with two engines and 24 hr endurance, they could someday move to a single engine. High Himalayas is all gusty, hopefully the FCS...
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292824

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

For all those who are curious about a young pilot’s transition into fighter flying, I recommend a visit to my own tale of flying the Spitfire Mk XVIII - https://tkstales.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/my-new-univeerse-20-ctu-hakimpet/ or my tale of being sent off on a Vampire 52 unceremoniously - https:/...
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4303
Views: 487879

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Ultra Lightweight Howitzer: M777 bought after 10 years, just as BF develops its prototype. Isn't this the other way around, BF's JV with Mandus group came about when the M777 were bought? given the above, maybe BF has a chance to meet the army's requirement, even if unjustified, to reduce the weigh...
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4303
Views: 487879

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Wouldn't it be prudent that they create an export version and the private sector already involved? even if the export market is crowded, any possible evaluation by other countries would put IA's own decision making in perspective and possible scrutiny.
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 329855

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

if we are just buying, AMCA could use either the F414 or the EJ2000 and not get vendor locked?
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2170
Views: 359936

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/Lakshya_PTA.JPG/640px-Lakshya_PTA.JPG armed Lakshya in perspective, they could be using for pre-planned missions and not targets of opportunity given its endurance. It could be years before those targets, covered by pre-planning, dwindle. Gi...
by vasu raya
23 Feb 2018 08:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2324
Views: 255999

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/why-must-so-many-elephants-die-on-the-railway-tracks/20180222.htm On an average 80 elephants are killed in India each year. India is home to around 30,000 elephants. 5,600 live in Assam. Ten days before the tragedy in Assam, a group of wildlife conservationists ...
by vasu raya
23 Feb 2018 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Alternative Methods for Repatriation/Extradition of Fugitive Criminals
Replies: 5
Views: 478

Re: Alternative Methods for Repatriation/Extradition of Fugitive Criminals

Leverage might be an option, the gun running britons placed in Chennai prison, Indian courts would have to take into account how these culprits own country's system is progressing on cases of fugitives wanted in India, when delivering their verdicts. The Italian Mariners were released after the Bofo...
by vasu raya
23 Feb 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 329855

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

weapons on Lakshya is a pleasant surprise, Helina or SANT are possible choices, SAAW is heavy for such a small drone. Given the drone's endurance is less than an hour, a fighter flying further inland could provide the targeting information.
by vasu raya
20 Feb 2018 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259986

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Its just software, they can load ANN based control systems that are initially run in shadow mode. Problem is its like voodoo science as far as flight certification for manned systems goes. For example, the RTOS that HAL developed was actually model checked, it gives confidence in the system. ANNs ar...
by vasu raya
19 Feb 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259986

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

#Tejas has finest handling capability making it a state-of-the-art system providing stability under extreme\unstable conditions. #Tejas has got rules based Artificial Intelligence in its FCS. Continuous R&D is on in AI to enhance #Tejas' capabilities: @DRDO_India head Christopher https://t.co/M...
by vasu raya
19 Feb 2018 05:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 517373

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Even if we believe we can share the US-Israel relations on a transitive basis, does IAF have anything close to the bold part?

“We recognized that Israel is also going to have sovereign sustainability requirements,” Jack Crisler, the vice president of Lockheed Martin’s F-35
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3084
Views: 246153

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

Thank you prasannasimha, Civilian cert. is done by DGCA in India? Wasn't the president entourage flying in a Dhruv fleet? as head of armed forces, that was technically mil? :P
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3084
Views: 246153

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

once CEMILAC certified, it should be more of a formality to get it certified elsewhere, and HAL shouldn't be repeating the process all over again. Obviously that statement isn't true else they would have done it, what gives?
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3084
Views: 246153

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

jaysimha wrote:
The picture above shows the past, present and future of CEMILAC Certification focus.

bham bhole ,,,,,,, masti me dole


Maybe an ignorant question, why is Dhruv certified by CEMILAC is not certified elsewhere?
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3685
Views: 649182

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ There is a mix up of the self propelled fully articulated trailer that Gagan posted with an all terrain Transporter Erector Launcher, the former can maneuver in confined spaces like tunnels, and can be towed by the truck tractor over longer distances. In both cases I believe no external cranes a...
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684932

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If the signature leak issue of Kalvari is addressed, then having improved and indigenized variants with AIP makes sense. if the latter is the least that is required that would address the 'Kalvari problem', there is even better motivation. Though the proposal for a VLS will make the sub bigger and t...
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34399

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

brar_w wrote:


The Valor is making fast progress even with one prototype, don't know why the video was removed.
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3685
Views: 649182

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The mid section looks like is from the rail mobile wagon, and the wheel bogies have been replaced with hydraulic systems for road, maybe can be used for transferring between rail and road without cranes.

Those wheels are using soft tread, even if we stick to COTS a hard tread is preferred.
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684932

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Rakesh wrote:NPOL's torpedo defence system to equip Navy
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/k ... 778173.ece


Awesome development, seems like towed array sonar is being used for torpedo detection

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