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by JCage
01 Mar 2008 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

A DRDO lab is developing an Integrated Life Support System (ILSS) that would allow pilots flying India's light combat aircraft, Tejas, breathe easily during long haul flights at high altitudes. In 2008? A 'lil surprised. This is an OBOGs which is in development and will be deployed on the LCA. All ...
by JCage
29 Feb 2008 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

White Lies by the GOI

No shortage of scientists at any level. Yeah sure.
Attrition is the same as IT at 18% whatever- yeah, that makes things alright. [/url]
by JCage
27 Feb 2008 02:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 94514

The TOI article has many sneering attempts(SLIME) in it. First of all SU-30s and Mirages dont need to be jury rigged. That implies some sort of a make do. Those a/c are used for such roles in their country of orgin. And there is no gaping hole for the kind of threat that India faces from TSP and ev...
by JCage
27 Feb 2008 02:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

Yes

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/ ... Spyder.htm

With Astra when ready, an Aslesha derivative can be combined to create a Derby type Spyder eqvt.
by JCage
24 Feb 2008 23:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 667484

What is ZTE?
by JCage
23 Feb 2008 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

Not sure how the defense sector will shape up but in the power plant construction and heavy engineering sector, the GoI mandates that during the bidding process, the PSUs automatically get a ~10% benefit in their bids. Meaning that if the PSU's bid is 10% (or less) higher than the next lowest bid, ...
by JCage
23 Feb 2008 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

There is a difference in that HALs indigenization drive has paid dividends, and according to both the IAF & audit data (to corroborate the former), they do manufacture most of the aircraft airframe with attendant parts, as well as engines inhouse. Most of these are at the 80-90% level. The ones ...
by JCage
23 Feb 2008 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

Intro: Dr. D.Vishwanathan (Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Chennai) http://www.chennaionline.com/Personality/art009.asp H Rama Krishnan interacted with him for Chennaionline Rama: Good morning, Professor. D Vishwanathan: Good morning Rama: Can you tell us something about your early life? D V: I w...
by JCage
23 Feb 2008 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

Gents, might as well add: 13 Aerostats are required by the IAF. Two are in service, upto 4 more are to be ordered. Seven remaining. Why? Add all the recent statements about aerostats, LRDEs advances in radars - and its plausible that an Indian made system is being contemplated. Just a thought.
by JCage
22 Feb 2008 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

HYDERABAD: After delivering a wide range of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems to all the three services, the Defence Electronics and Research Laboratory (DLRL) has embarked upon a project to develop the next generation intelligence-gathering equipment for deploying on board a satellite, aerostats and...
by JCage
21 Feb 2008 00:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 269873

AG deal wont be canned guys, mark my words. We'll pay up, we need that ship, they know it, we know it.
by JCage
20 Feb 2008 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545351

Hmm fair point about the WLR, but iirc its fairly compact as is. Perhaps they want to break it up into a trailer towed by another truck with the power eqpt, and the processing eqpt in another truck. BTW, check mail.
by JCage
20 Feb 2008 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545351

K Prasad,

Anything in specific about :

- Rajendra
-LRTR/ MFCR
-MMR

Any more pics etc of pvt or public firms..
by JCage
20 Feb 2008 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545351

Are there any figures for the number of targets tracked etc for the AWACS? Also, any news from IRSI or any more pics of local radar development? The main antenna array on the AWACs is S Band indeed, but there are quite similar modules for the MFCR developed for the BMD system and which are also read...
by JCage
20 Feb 2008 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

BEML is doing a lot of SKD bashing with foreign collab. My question is- why should BEML vehicles w/these foreign partners be given any preference unless BEML can show that their contribution is significant, and they fill a niche which the local pvt/other public industry doesnt fill? BEMLs work with ...
by JCage
20 Feb 2008 00:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 158992

Thanks big boss! :)
by JCage
20 Feb 2008 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 417120

Thx! Imho, HAL needs a very strong focus on R&D with spending to match, even if it appears to replicate stuff done at DRDO labs. Over time, this will only help India and HAL as they are the frontline integration and manufacturing firm for India. If HAL gets the core R&D going, they will find...
by JCage
19 Feb 2008 23:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545351

I've added some pictures of the AEW&CS radar mockup. Hopefully, that should answer some questions. you can see the images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/20125521@N02/sets/72157603941498395/ Sorry for the low quality. Thanks for the pics, they are great and the antenna detailed config especiall...
by JCage
19 Feb 2008 22:27
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Tackling Islamic Extremism in India - 6
Replies: 320
Views: 55061

Why can't visa power make Taslima Happy ? You guys HAVE to WATCH this on CNN IBN. I have never seen Rajdeep so angry. Look at his face expression. He literally humiliates the Congress minister on this issue and also makes the other panelist join him in humiliating him. In the end he takes a shot at...
by JCage
19 Feb 2008 21:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

Anything is better than the Sterling, at even moderate range its not good enough. Its purely a CQB weapon. One guy I spoke to described his "experience" with a Sterling, in combat. He got so frustrated with its inability to even punch through moderate earthenwork before the target, that he...
by JCage
19 Feb 2008 15:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 417120

Thing is that HAL is not exactly majorly into R&D at the system level. The programs they have launched are for an aggregate level, not subsystem & their recent focus on R&D will take a decade to show substantial results (same holds true for any org imho). Hence we wont be able to shoehor...
by JCage
19 Feb 2008 14:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 417120

Guys, with a 2015 timeframe for completion, all this is not possible. We will be going with a maximal russian fit, with MKIzing only if necessary. DRDO themselves are likely to be contractors for some systems- lets see which ones, and Natrajan/ADA are on record stating that their key interest is the...
by JCage
19 Feb 2008 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 545351

Its nice to hear that the CABS people have made a tx/rx module that is unique . But it is deffinately not nice to hear tham say that they will have an AWACS in the near future . WHy do these guys keep shooting their mouths of everytime . Its very embarassing and misleading to the public and the nat...
by JCage
19 Feb 2008 02:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

Mahindra Defence Systems.
by JCage
18 Feb 2008 03:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

Ammo size is chosen per function. Range, penetration and ease of manufacture all count. Resupply is always assumed to be from own stock as wartime captured stocks cant be relied upon as sabotage is always an issue. Doesn't seem to be the case for the Naxalites. The Naxalites are a guerilla army, th...
by JCage
18 Feb 2008 01:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

Ammo size is chosen per function. Range, penetration and ease of manufacture all count. Resupply is always assumed to be from own stock as wartime captured stocks cant be relied upon as sabotage is always an issue.
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 16:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

Isnt that the Kalantak? Or is the Excalibur the Kalantak? :?:
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 16:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

http://dsr-nr-1.de/en/dsr1.php

India should buy around 50 of these for the NSG and others, with thermal imaging sights for night ops as well.

In addition, dedicated Dhruvs for NSG QRTs.
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 15:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

How can a Kalantak use a 7.62*39 mm ammo mag? Is there anything specific written to that effect?

At the end of the day, Paks AK variants are 7.62 *39 types..they havent even shifted to 5.56 yet. G3's chambered for 7.62*51mm..
And China? It uses 7.62*39 for AKs and 5.8*42mm for its QBZ-95s.
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 15:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

From DRDO TFocus about IRDE, 2007: The technology of solid-state LRF for various applications has already been established at IRDE and transferred to public sector undertakings where facilities for production of these instruments have been established. IRDE has also designed and developed a variety ...
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 14:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

If its the DRDO stall, then this is definitely a local product with the semi-active IRDE laser seeker which was revealed at AeroIndia. Good news!! This means no more reliance on LAHAT for the Arjun and future Indian tanks. These are the IRDE developed seeker assembly & avionics: http://img238.im...
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 733200

From Indian defence forum and poster sayareakd DRDOs INS-GPS for cruise missiles. http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?image=16022008041iz5.jpg DRDO guys was very nice enough to give complete detail of this product, this is one of the three brain of the missile, it give feed back to the guidance comp...
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2148
Views: 329418

Eggjactly. This should also answer anyone interested in whether we have any canisterized missile stuff yet. Coming to the missile itself- dunno, seems K-15 ish to me. But I could be mistaken.
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2148
Views: 329418

Hey In this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTYNZKBkzN0 at 3:51 it says B-05 CML, which is clearly the one shown near sagarika annexe. IS that a universal launcher or is it for brahmos cruise missiles only? CML speaks for itself, but I think this is a prototype TEL. A functional one would have...
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2148
Views: 329418

In fact,we lost six aircrafts that day,4th Dec'71. :roll: I had an uncle who was shot down over Pakistan in 1971, although I don't know what the exact date was. His body was never recovered. Does anybody know where one can look up a list of airmen killed in 1971? Sanjay, if you have his name & ...
by JCage
17 Feb 2008 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2148
Views: 329418



Amazing is the word!!!
by JCage
16 Feb 2008 23:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

No, you got that right. Just because it isnt called LAHAT by OFB doesnt necessarily mean it is not LAHAT. Guess we'll know only when more details come in! Or if somebody asks questions. True, LAHAT tank round images exist, but they dont show the missile properly. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Im...
by JCage
16 Feb 2008 23:34
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

Could be a different variant of the LAHAT, though- this image seems very similar.

Image

Curious and curiouser.
by JCage
16 Feb 2008 23:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

And, no- this is not the LAHAT. Compare & contrast: http://img442.imageshack.us/my.php?image=16022008037iv7.jpg Great going, no need to depend on the LAHAT or Refleks anymore. :wink: I compared to this On second thought, the nose does look slightly different. Good job OFB! That looks quite clos...
by JCage
16 Feb 2008 23:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 100678

Cannon launched Guided missile (CLGM) Range 6.5 km platforms Helis and arjun??? :twisted: http://img442.imageshack.us/my.php?image=16022008037iv7.jpg http://img238.imageshack.us/my.php?image=16022008040tl1.jpg Once aain all credits to sayareakd on indiadefenceforum. Darn, they moved really fast on ...

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