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by vasu raya
30 Jun 2018 04:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2444
Views: 285921

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Third Railway bridge across River Godavari at Mancherial commissioned as part of Balharshah-Kazipet third line (Delhi-Chennai line tripling). 70 km of Balharshah-Kazipet third line will be commissioned by Feb 2019. This new bridge across the Godavari is the major project on this third line, so good...
by vasu raya
25 Jun 2018 07:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2444
Views: 285921

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Does the IR use AI in any of its operations planning?
by vasu raya
25 Jun 2018 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2764
Views: 388985

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

MoD websites now on Indian servers As all these defence public sector undertaking and ordnance factories are increasingly relying on information technology, a sound, robust and resilient cyber-security infrastructure is the priority. “We want cyber security standards on a par with global best pract...
by vasu raya
24 Jun 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1709
Views: 225961

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Would a diesel electric drive in Arjun reduce its weight? as transmission weight is reduced. Even if army is going to put hurdles, if they can offload technology to private sector, the goal of serving the nation is acheived as ISRO did with its Lithium Ion battery technology. The private sector on i...
by vasu raya
17 Jun 2018 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1892
Views: 325804

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

Karan M wrote:Add to this the recent clearance for digitizing 16 Pechora Firing Units. Pechora radars, by virtue of their bands are anti-stealth.


How are these comparable to Nebo-M radar of the S-400?
Can they be integrated with fire control radars based on ADGES network?
by vasu raya
03 Jun 2018 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4209
Views: 768981

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

This flex nozzles in all stages bit seems to suggest (just extrapolating) a K4 type 3d maneuvering trajectory to defeat Chinese ABMs. The SFDR development talks about a nozzle less booster on a SAM/AAM which demands it to be even more maneuverable. The paint scheme I believe was last seen on Prithvi...
by vasu raya
28 May 2018 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4146
Views: 351730

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Algeria's requirement for 14 Mi-26 is surprising, when India was making do with four nos and with even less availability. Just a datapoint, Kishen Ganga project I believe used a TBM, a first in the Himalayas and they used about 150 trucks to ferry the equipment and some barely fit in the intermediat...
by vasu raya
27 May 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2764
Views: 388985

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 739865

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: 2740
Views: 499186

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: 1892
Views: 325804

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: 2017
Views: 400177

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: 2740
Views: 499186

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: 2038
Views: 226280

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: 2038
Views: 226280

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: 1430
Views: 179001

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: 3467
Views: 384712

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: 204
Views: 33284

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: 2740
Views: 499186

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: 2017
Views: 400177

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: 2017
Views: 400177

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: 2614
Views: 425148

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: 1892
Views: 325804

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: 1709
Views: 225961

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: 638
Views: 128589

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: 2200
Views: 371270

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: 2200
Views: 371270

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: 1892
Views: 325804

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: 4471
Views: 533916

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: 4471
Views: 533916

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: 4146
Views: 351730

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: 2200
Views: 371270

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: 2444
Views: 285921

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: 499

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: 4146
Views: 351730

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: 2017
Views: 400177

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: 2017
Views: 400177

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: 525945

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: 3214
Views: 281343

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

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