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by JayS
17 Sep 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1615
Views: 415835

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If its not classified, can we know the launcher aircraft with Serial No SB 023- which squadron is it and is it one of 50 built in Russia? 10sec away with Google. :) From Sq 20. And yes likely from the first batch. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/Special/ASEX/Mumbai/Bombay-Samir05.jpg.html
by JayS
17 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9311

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

OK, folks, stick to the topic or go to whining thread for further discussion.
by JayS
17 Sep 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3275
Views: 704762

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1173613815705026562 ---> On IAF’s post-Balakot feelers on possible Meteor missile integration on Mirage 2000, @byMBDA has responded saying MICA NG a lower cost/risk, better fit solution than Meteor on the Mirage platform. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEmDgAvX4AM6J...
by JayS
17 Sep 2019 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan lays foundation for NAL's system check facility, aircraft integration facility, and inaugurates smart aerospace composite manufacturing facility. Images from https://www.socialnews.xyz https://i2.wp.com/www.socialnews.xyz/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/16/9...
by JayS
17 Sep 2019 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

Please take the discussion on Indian Army Fatalities et al in appropriate thread
by JayS
17 Sep 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294009

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I am waiting for Modi to take a joyride in LCA. He should be seen throwing his full political weight behind LCA.
by JayS
17 Sep 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Lets not forget that something forced ADA to go back to drawing board to update NLCA MK2 design with extended wing and horizontal tail. So its not too surprising that the status of NLCA Mk2 is still more or less the same. NLCA Mk2 seems like an orphaned child.
by JayS
17 Sep 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil, could you please try and confirm whether the following still holds good or not? This article dates back to August 2018 New wings for the albatross- Vayu Aerospace According to Commodore Balaji, design work on the LCA Mk.2 was moving apace with some major design changes envisaged to the in...
by JayS
16 Sep 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

USN Carriers have four wires IIRC, and pilots aim (rather, the guidance system makes them to aim) to hit the second wire. CSIO has successfully developed the optical landing system. I have seen the demo myself. Not sure of its future/deployment status. Most of the USN carries have 4 wires but a few...
by JayS
16 Sep 2019 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 10998

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

So, the brains behind this venture have understood the system and gamed it very well. I will not be a bit surprised if he's connected politically or has deep contacts in Indian establishment. He's been given proper advise on how to manage the system. This is pretty much implicit for almost any comp...
by JayS
16 Sep 2019 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

Jay s, Why did ARDE come up with 80 mm rocket? Needs a whole new eco-system. Did force ask for it? As sankum noted, we use Imported 80mm rockets. Russian 80mm S-8 for example. LCH/RUDRA use 70mm Thales FZ90 rockets. These rockets are large volume requirements and low hanging fruit. I think this is ...
by JayS
16 Sep 2019 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Both landings manage to engage first wire itself. Its just the touchdown point is different, it seems. They would be testing all extreme points of coarse. Its important because when deck is pitching heavily, the touch down point can change drastically for same glide path. And the aircraft may engage...
by JayS
16 Sep 2019 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 10998

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^ That discussion centered around the share holding of their company, which is slightly tangential and allows him to bypass the real question: Did they copy/import the design from somewhere or did they put in genuine hard work into local R&D to come up with it in-house? As with most Indian auto...
by JayS
16 Sep 2019 00:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Arrester hook engagement from the 2nd Recovery. Did the hook engagement happened when the MLG were still yet to touch down..?? It looks like they are off the ground a few inches still. Or I have I gone blind..?? your eyes are crystal clear. this would be the first arrestor cable, and pretty sure it...
by JayS
16 Sep 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Simple youtube search showed me this on USN Carrier LQWc3KfQIFU Rare but it happens. And so, there is a lot of reason to be outside the "snap zone". Reading earlier posts reminded me of this exact video. Would have posted but you beat me to it. Shit happens despite all precautions. So bet...
by JayS
15 Sep 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 10998

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^^ Per this twitter thread, supposedly its all Indian. The gent Vivek Krishnan is the CEO of the company. https://twitter.com/Viv_Krishnan/status/1172781064680423424 We’re good friends with LMT, but exist as a 100% Indian co. While we do “collaborate” on some platforms (emphasis on purpose) these w...
by JayS
15 Sep 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Is there a way for the pilot to see the location of the cable and the arrestor hook while landing? Or does he go by markings on the deck? There is a landing aid system to help pilot stay on proper glide path which then ensures he hits the deck at right spot. The one which STBF has is called LUNA Op...
by JayS
15 Sep 2019 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

^^ What a waste of opportunity that video is. Why can't our people understand that its the slides which need to be shown not speaker's face all the time. Anyhow, they shown one slide at least which shows seekers for various projects. Here is the least that I could make out from the bad quality image...
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9311

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

As I posted earlier, 220 orders expected from non-IAF customers. May be HAL knows something that we don't like some customers actually expecting interest in armed HTT-40.
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

^^ I was not expecting to see this at such early stage.
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Noob Pooch. Is the arrester cable elevated or seamed on the deck/runway? Dont they get damaged or spiked when they run over the metallic cables at such high speed? Quite thick steel wires designed to withstand huge loads, can surely handle aircraft trampling over it. That's not a problem for the wi...
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Arrester hook engagement from the 2nd Recovery. Did the hook engagement happened when the MLG were still yet to touch down..?? It looks like they are off the ground a few inches still. Or I have I gone blind..?? Gorgeous shot. What is the source? I would love to add this in the first page. LCA FB p...
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502222

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

What is this ugly looking (unpainted??) patch on Su30MKI for, below the cockpit..?? Many Su30MKI have them but not all.

Image
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2364
Views: 385564

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

The Chief wanted to resurrect the squadron before he retired, hence a squadron without planes, that NOT the norm. Revive means bringing to life something that exists. A number plated squadron has no personnel nor equipment assigned to it, so its actually dead and requires resurrection. Wasn't Sq 20...
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Arrester hook engagement from the 2nd Recovery. Did the hook engagement happened when the MLG were still yet to touch down..?? It looks like they are off the ground a few inches still. Or I have I gone blind..?? https://scontent.fblr1-4.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/70638456_2489933691101064_66732799326441...
by JayS
14 Sep 2019 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 10998

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Here is the website of SSS Defense. https://www.sssdefence.com/ So this Indian Company has joined hands with two companies to offer Firearms and Ammunition 1. SSLMT offering Firearms - JV with Lewis Machine & Tool Company - https://lmtdefense.com/ 2. SSCBC offering Ammunition - JV with Companhia...
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 702986

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^ Good catch, I missed that one.

How many liters of fuel it can carry, you think..? Looks like 400-500 ltr to me by eyeballing.
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Another video posted by Sandeep U showing wire engagement from close angle. And a picture of the team also published on Twitter.

Cmde Mao Sir executed the landing.
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294009

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

nits wrote:There was news sometime back that certain south Asian countries are interested in Tejas; so does this prices becomes base price for them for any negotiation +- packages / feature they need / dont need ?


will remain in the same ball park, for bare jet.
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

And we have a video. Low approach angle with gentle sink rate to start with.

Sorry my stupid browser not pasting the link copied. Can someone please post link to video..?

Aditya_V wrote:Also Anantha Krishnan on Twitter

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1172406569826279425

AKN = Tarmak
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 265
Views: 71679

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Tarmak reporting - NLCA had first arrested landing successfully. Details awaited.

Yay. :mrgreen:
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

A thread on some interesting data from HAL's latest Annual Report 2018-19:

https://twitter.com/nileshjrane/status/ ... 1526014977
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294009

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Data point from HAL AR 2018-19 Cost of the order for 20 IOC LCA Mk1 was revised to 5362.17 Cr in FY 2018-19. So this number is probably final or very close to final. This gives avg cost as 268Cr. but these 20 include 4 Trainers and Trainers likely cost more than the single seater versions. Lets say,...
by JayS
13 Sep 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9311

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Data-point. HAL ha projected sales potential of 106 (IAF) + 220 (other customers) nos for HTT-40.

I will add this to first post.
by JayS
12 Sep 2019 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

Alpha also have their own RF seeker. I remember seeing one seeker meant for Brahmos and one meant for AAM, during AI2017. Someone was saying on twitter that DRDO is been working on FPAs now. But I don't know about it.
by JayS
12 Sep 2019 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

A talk by VEM CEO giving overview of their product line up.


Interview of VEM CEO from AI 2019 -


VEM CEO says their vision is to become Lockheed Martin of India and they want their own Aircraft flying by 2029. :D
by JayS
12 Sep 2019 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3756
Views: 500438

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

Was looking for something and found this - A Presentation by VEM technologies on Electro-Optical systems. Some specs are there on stuff they are working on. it includes Dual Band (Visible + MWIR) Seeker. http://ficci.in/events/22716/ISP/3Ikbal-Singh.pdf They are also working on RF seeker with DRDO, ...
by JayS
12 Sep 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1615
Views: 415835

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Is there any info on the weight of the missile & launcher & tripod? Can it be shoulder-fired too? Image courtesy Tonbo imaging. They are making the EOTS system. The system is called Promahon. Description Promahon is a EO / IR command launcher unit for shoulder / land fired ATGM / MPATGM. In...
by JayS
12 Sep 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1615
Views: 415835

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Philip wrote:Is this a new missile or Nag MANPADS? Looks like Nag.
.

Its BDL's MPATGM. They have three versions AMOGH 1/2/3. Little information available on them.

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