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by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 23:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3988
Views: 561339

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: 157
Views: 10011

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: 3044
Views: 493438

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: 3988
Views: 561339

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
by vasu raya
16 Feb 2018 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2088
Views: 329468

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Link below has video... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/963686692547854336 ---> Short clip of the 'Daksh Warrior' weapon mounted unmanned ground vehicle in autonomous engagement mode. It has been developed by @DRDO_India's R&DE(E), Pune. Wouldn't an ATV chassis be more useful? for the terra...
by vasu raya
15 Feb 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 272721

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

We are going on a tangent here, the manufacturing capabilities of cheen and pak are not even comparable. I could take another example, just to avoid generalizing reverse engineering is this or that, where cheen has stolen EMALS tech and then finding its way on their Carriers, regardless of how good ...
by vasu raya
14 Feb 2018 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 272721

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Arming the Israeli UAVs is a existent program https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/project-cheetah-drones-india-army-air-force-surgical-strikes-israel-349227-2016-10-30 We don’t know how far they progressed, it could be that Israel isn’t playing ball. A Searcher UAV crashed in Tibet recently, ...
by vasu raya
13 Feb 2018 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 272721

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Haridasji, Maybe need to give more context, part of the problem arming the Israeli UAVs is they need to consent, and if you own the FCS and mission software you can do that integration. Currently Rustom airframe and its FCS both are evolving probably delaying the program. Hawk-I is flying with a des...
by vasu raya
12 Feb 2018 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2984
Views: 330984

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Does IA have any form of Battle Damage assessment after opening mortar or artillery other than UAVs which are more in the classified domain? There is no active effort in showing Paki casualties other than social media and the enemy is hiding his dead.
by vasu raya
12 Feb 2018 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3044
Views: 493438

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Haridasji, if they manage to develop a 800km ranged Brahmos missile, would it be possible to upgrade its design for recovery? wrt TSP atleast, since their depth is no more than 300kms
by vasu raya
12 Feb 2018 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 14447

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So, can the development and certification of the FBW of a 4th gen aircraft be measured in the number of flight hours?
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 10011

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

With the issues IAF has with the MKI engines, they would want such analytics available to them, they can always separate classified and non-classified sorties and then secure messaging with AFNET? Safran assisted Kaveri being a new one will reduce many anxious moments with this feature. Preventive m...
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 10011

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The digital twin concept is interesting, and Safran is a partner in this …hmm, so how intrusive is the sensor placement, the ones on test bench on one extreme with all those dangling wires and harnesses and the FADEC on operational engines being the other extreme by being part of the engine. Obvious...
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 272721

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^^
This should allow the flight control systems on Israeli UAVs or any foreign sourced ones to be replaced with local ones?
The Naval Tejas should also be modified for unmanned operations
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 10011

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It was surreal to watch the two boosters land back, the second burn in a close up video shows firing of one engine followed by few other, not all at once.

btw, it took 5 years and more than 30 tests to have repeat successes. India only got the Prithvi to expend in such a manner.
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 14447

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

IR meant not to talk about mismanagement of the program and everything else is open, lest H&D issues come up. Its only the Mk1 thats flying to even criticize.

Anyways, the Kaveri bit is promising and hopefully its the 414 equivalent
by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 07:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 14447

Re: Tejas : News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Last year someone in an Aero India presentation was saying the couple of GE-414 engines meant for Mk2 had problems and they were contacting GE to resolve it, this seems to have delayed the Mk2 program? Similar to the Cobham delay of Mk1.
by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 489
Views: 27395

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

where was China when op Cactus 1 happened? and now its a factor only if we let it be
by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1273
Views: 205457

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

They should have an internal help line to report these things, instead of having counter intel find out ...
by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 272721

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/hawk-i-flies-with-desi-real-time-os-claims-hal/articleshow/62818264.cms Good stuff from HAL, LCH was flying on imported AFCS, then it was replaced with a local one. LCH prototype flying wasn’t stopped just because there was no local AFCS Now the Hawk-I, an ...
by vasu raya
07 Feb 2018 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461017

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me rephrase the question, how much of the Tejas sub systems (both from Mk1 and the projected Mk2) can be substituted in the SEF downselect? so that the Life cycle cost of the selected aircraft can be determined on the buyer's terms. For practical reasons lets say the downselect is Gripen NG . S...
by vasu raya
06 Feb 2018 09:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461017

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me rephrase the question, how much of the Tejas sub systems (both from Mk1 and the projected Mk2) can be substituted in the SEF downselect? so that the Life cycle cost of the selected aircraft can be determined on the buyer's terms. For practical reasons lets say the downselect is Gripen NG.
by vasu raya
06 Feb 2018 06:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461017

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Actually its porting of all possible Tejas sub systems to the readily available NG airframe. 2027 is far away no harm in having fun.
by vasu raya
06 Feb 2018 06:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461017

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Vasu Raya to which countries do the Chinese export the flanker derivatives.To my knowledge it is none. It is only the F-7 and JF-17. Only the Mig 21 iterations. On the export bit, Brazil has a Gripen production line if we ever choose the aircraft as part of the SEF program. Brazil built Swedish des...
by vasu raya
05 Feb 2018 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461017

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

srai saab, IAF is willing to place additional orders on the Mk2 standard is common knowledge, whichever strategy gets you there first, not in 2027 though which is a decade away from now which seems to be the current plan according to the above linked article. Let ADA focus on AMCA.
by vasu raya
04 Feb 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1133
Views: 115668

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

They speak in Russian and whoever is making the video has the burden of translating to English, good practice
by vasu raya
04 Feb 2018 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461017

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Neshant, With the LCH replacing the imported AFCS (which was in use since the time the prototypes were flying) with a indigenous one and plans get certification in parallel in about 2 years, the Tejas FCS and entire set of sub systems can be used on Gripen-NG airframe and reduce the timeline from 20...
by vasu raya
04 Feb 2018 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2037
Views: 202691

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Just want to see night ops as the norm in the encounters in J&K, and they all need to be kitted up for that. while BPJ upgrade is in progress, haven't heard about NVDs ...
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461017

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Guess ISRO outsourced such commercial distractions to Antrix ...
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 575273

Re: Small Arms Thread

This balanced recoil on small arms, would apply to the chin mounted guns of heptrs too?
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3752
Views: 272721

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

But the path ahead is also the most difficult. Building an unmanned stealth bomber will require the DRDO and its associated agencies to pull hard and away from other UCAV imaginations, variously including stated plans to unman the LCA Tejas itself, the intention to arm India’s Rustom/Tapas long end...
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2037
Views: 202691

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2015/09/16/pacific-focus-brings-indian-troops-to-jblm-for-1st-time/ Some what condescending but here's an article from that time talking about this. Hope this isnt too OT here. Regarding the wide spread adoption of NVDs, cost may be a factor, then there is t...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3988
Views: 561339

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Its galling to know that the Chinese stole the EMALS designs somehow and IN is suddenly staring at a tech gap with Unkil offering it to let IN leapfrog ...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2037
Views: 202691

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

There are Indian posts on both sides of the fence. Other side of the fence is Indian territory too. It may sound risky, and it is, but those patrols are there to deter any enemy movement on our territory. There is a reason they had to form such hit and run units to harass our patrols, as they do no...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2037
Views: 202691

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I remember reading in an interview of US SF(?) who had participated in some joint training program with Indian SF (NSG?) that our ppl prefer early morning action, just before dawn, while they preferred dead of the night. He opined it could be because of our ppl not used to having NVDs etc. Good tha...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2147
Views: 210645

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The one thing I am not clear about yet is how ICF plans to run these EMUs at high speeds (150+) with multiple pantographs. Our electric traction wire system (OHE) is not designed for high speed trains with multiple pantographs, and that's why even the double WAP-5 loco Rajdhani special runs with a ...
by vasu raya
29 Jan 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2037
Views: 202691

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Great to hear that all the fighting happened in the dark with NVDs and good situational awareness
by vasu raya
28 Jan 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2209
Views: 358341

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Here is a minimalist launchpad somewhere between SHAR and a A5 TEL

https://i.imgur.com/z4Sdln4.jpg
by vasu raya
28 Jan 2018 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2209
Views: 358341

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Its more to do with the ability to carry out emergency launches since this is for development of an on demand capability, this flexibility with locations would avoid pre-empting Sriharikota's schedule. Locations wise it could be Southern A&N islands, Thumba or any other pre-surveyed areas. Only ...
by vasu raya
27 Jan 2018 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3044
Views: 493438

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What is the S-400? The S-400 is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system that shoots down incoming aerial threats such as aircraft, drones, and cruise and ballistic missiles. It has been designed to offer a layered defence using four different missiles – the very long range 40N6E-series (400 km), th...

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