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by John
10 Oct 2018 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 335221

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Austin wrote:I am told S400 is a big deal in numbers deal of century for SAM walas the 5 regiment would be more than 6000 SAM missile with reloads

IAF will likely break down into squadron and deploy it into multiple locations


It's 5 squadrons which is about 10 Batteries which is around 600 not 6000 missiles.
by John
09 Oct 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

no.. These are strategic acquisitions --- Does China have something similar ?? They will copy it anyways How will they copy the algorithms/software part? They are never reverse engineered as claimed by Russia, lot of tech was handed to China under the table for lots of $$ (some reports have it is t...
by John
08 Oct 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 335221

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

perhaps the track2 sino russian cloning deal has a clause against exporting such clones even to client states. Could be the case but I suspect russia would love to see such sales since it would equal more Indian orders of S-400. I suspect price and also fear of Pakistan leaking data to western Inte...
by John
08 Oct 2018 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1810
Views: 335221

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

News now coming of India inserting a Rider clause in the S400 deal and Russia accepting of never supplying S400 or other derivative class system to Pakistan. Not that Shitistan will be able to afford it for any time soon. Why they can get Chinese clones in couple years lot cheaper? Considering Chin...
by John
06 Oct 2018 00:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

X Posted from the India-Russia thread. Russian media outfit Sputnik on the deal for 5 squadrons of S400 Triumf quoting Kremlin Spokesman Dmitriy Peskov and Rosoboronexport Director-General Alexander Mikheev. Deliveries to begin in October 2020: India, Russia Formally Ink $5.4 billion S-400 Air Defe...
by John
01 Oct 2018 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3645
Views: 469822

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

AC-130 primarily operated in the night in previous engagement mainly due to threat MANPADs. Added: As noted above i doubt it will be ever be offered so its moot point discussing it in Helicopters thread.
by John
24 Sep 2018 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Simple, it is an Indian design. So the upgrade path is relatively clear for the ship. All the ships built in Indian yard, with Indian materials will result in most or the spend in India. But with this deal 2 ships are ready made and 2 will be Indian made. Best case only 50 %of the expenditure will ...
by John
24 Sep 2018 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179083

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Ofcourse if another country like Malaysia comes up and hands wade of cash for Sub launched Brahmos, Brahmos corp is not going to turn it down but with no interest from IN it has been shelved. Also i would take marketing brochure in defexpo with grain of salt even after it was confirmed that only mod...
by John
24 Sep 2018 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179083

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Don't have original article anymore only idrw article which restates that Brahmos-ng will arm Project-75 and all nuclear submarines for Indian navy.
by John
24 Sep 2018 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179083

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

I am not going speak about South Korea KSS-3 since it is still under development and many proponents want they move nuclear platform. That's catch-22 if you can build SSN it makes no sense to build heavy SSK with land attack missiles. Because when they launch missile payload they will be detected. B...
by John
23 Sep 2018 02:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179083

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

^ Yes it exists it was heavily advertised and was tested , but was dropped by Brahmos Corp in favor of Brahmos-ng due to lack of platforms. I know we want to fit brahmos on every damn platform there is, but fitting in 8 Vls module in 2000 ton SSK makes absolutely no sense except for Russia who are g...
by John
22 Sep 2018 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179083

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Why keep mentioning Brahmos then just say Kalibr, there is no Vls Brahmos for Sub launch it has been dropped.

Also Brahmos-m/Brahmos-ng can be fired from standard tubes.
by John
22 Sep 2018 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1428
Views: 179083

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Philip for 100th time there is no VLS sub launched Brahmos it was dropped by Brahmos Corp there is only plans for torpedo tube launched Brahmos-m.
by John
18 Sep 2018 16:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11652
Views: 707367

Re: Levant crisis - III

The il22 was 30km out over the sea when lost Its unlikely a wayward sam would home in so far away This has been the trend while Russian SAM seem to have great advertising brochure they fail quite spectacularly in real world. Even if you discount friendly fire the fact Pantsir which has been adverti...
by John
11 Sep 2018 17:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522224

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

:rotfl: :rotfl: but on a serious note, do you think the Chinese will leave the sattelites, afterall they have tested the ASAT. :evil: :-? No one will keep quiet if space based assets are attacked. The raison d'etre with such assets is that everyone knows and accepts that they are there. Taking one ...
by John
11 Sep 2018 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4597
Views: 570352

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

sarabpal.s wrote:So Bhim can make a comeback?

While i am fan of Bhim, K-9 is lighter while both seems to quiet evenly matched specs wise (Bhim has an advantage of burst mode). At this point i would be happen to simply purchase more K-9s and standardize around that.
by John
04 Sep 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Amur is not SSN. It is a SSK. Right? Yes More or less failed design, Russian admiral openly went on media and criticized the domestic version-Lada. Forcing a redesign, as a result the new redesigned Lada is still stuck in development purgatory. Amur single-hulled, Kilos double-hulled.Amurs will mos...
by John
01 Sep 2018 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

That information is highly incorrect, Yakhont is export version of Oniks I may have got the version incorrect, however the joint development company was one way to get around MTCR, because we wanted the tech as well. The range is software limited, by restricting the height it can fly. The russians ...
by John
31 Aug 2018 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

MTCR is not a technology sharing treaty, it is a denial regime. It is a group of countries who voluntarily agree not to sell missile above 300km to anyone. This is why even Yakhnot is technically not sold to us. It is a joint venture of a missile named "Brahmos" under 300km and India &quo...
by John
30 Aug 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Nirbhay was extended till June 30th i have not heard anything about another extension so i am not sure it has been put in the back burner. Given the slow phase of program just meager 5 tests over 5 years, cannot fault them for looking at alternatives.
by John
29 Aug 2018 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UboMbcyluvg Tor mkm on a Tata truck. Was there a rfp for this system? The acceleration on the missile is phenomenal. Orginally Talwar class (at the time proposal was called Delta class FFG not to be confused Singapore Formidable class) was supposed to have Sa-n-9 but R...
by John
28 Aug 2018 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

If we can get some 2000 tonne corvette with these they can provide numbers for platforms Problem is that what starts out a simple missile or ASW corvette quickly balloons in size as more reqs are added i.e: hanger, speed, endurance, reduction to radar cross section. And we end with heavy corvette (...
by John
28 Aug 2018 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It will likely be Vl-MICA. All depends on whether Make in India or Made in India for the 10 units. If Indian design and developed then wont be the Mica. If its merely to be assembled here.. err.. made here, then VL Mica it could be for the whole deal. I strongly believe it is Vl Mica I am not a fan...
by John
26 Aug 2018 04:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:QRSAM derivative unless it is VL launched in which case a new missile. :)

It will likely be Vl-MICA.
by John
24 Aug 2018 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Speaking of Brimstone how does Brimstone 2 achieve 40+ km range from Ah-64? Can we expect something similar down the road with SANT.
by John
24 Aug 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1477
Views: 64149

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

^ IN was never on verge of getting Tu-22m, russia threw them in various deals like Amur as sweeteners and that was only way IN would have ever gotten it, tsarkar or someone can correct me on that. P-8I have a range of around 7500 km and 1350 mile combat radius with 4 hour on Station sure that is les...
by John
24 Aug 2018 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1477
Views: 64149

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Yes, after retirement of Tu 142 we don't have any long range military aircraft. Unless of course, rumors of Tu 22 being with IAF were true. What is your qualification long range military AC or you talking about a long range bomber? As for Tu-22m it was never in service with Navy nor was it ever con...
by John
22 Aug 2018 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Roosi Corvettes are armed with long-range cruise missiles as they cannot have land based ones due to treaty, our usecase is more like the US (or I at least I wish) with the main carriers being destroyers/crusiers which prowl the oceans half way round the world. Any thing in the immediate neighborho...
by John
22 Aug 2018 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Scorpene is a scam, with 50% cost overrun, 14 years late and 28% localization. If the NDA is looking for a UPA scam, this is it. How is "Mazagaon Procured Items" imported from France ever equal to indigenous capability? As of now, the Hull welding line is a French import, with steel a...
by John
14 Aug 2018 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ramana: All in all, a good time to get old. The deterrence calculations with these HGVs etc are so messed-up compared to those with slow, predictable strategic bombers and ballistic missiles. I guess the first nuke-armed sub-launched cruise missile really ushered in the era of total instability, bu...
by John
11 Aug 2018 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Hindsight is 20/20 back when P-8 was being considered A319 showed a lot of promise and P-8 was also highly risky (no orders, low altitude performance, lower endurance compared P-3, lower visibility compared to P-3, cost) Not just hindsight. Boeing had a development contract awarded from the USN bac...
by John
10 Aug 2018 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This could have been the only worthwhile competitor to the P-8. I don't know if it was seriously considered. The A319 MPA is vapourware. Not a single prototype is flying even today. Hindsight is 20/20 back when P-8 was being considered A319 showed a lot of promise and P-8 was also highly risky (no ...
by John
08 Aug 2018 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3490
Views: 350787

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Russia can't afford T14 Armata https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/1025194662011650048?s=19 So what ? India will help them. Remember USMC scrapped EH 101 as it was too expensive for USA. But it is not too expensive for India for its politicians Off topic but Russia is banking on China to fund if th...
by John
08 Aug 2018 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

tsarkar wrote:
John wrote:I am only seeing one Ak-630? Do a need a better resolution to confirm it, your thoughts?

All four there, the pollution haze combined with paint scheme blurring the outlines.

Oh alright thanks for confirming.
by John
08 Aug 2018 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

tsarkar wrote:A photo I took of Kolkata class destroyer with Seaking. Probably the first published photo with Seaking Mk42B onboard https://flic.kr/p/Lae2Ye

I am only seeing one Ak-630? Do a need a better resolution to confirm it, your thoughts?
by John
07 Aug 2018 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

They had nearly 30 goddam years since the first test landing on the Kuznetsov to develop a better undercarriage and navalize the aircraft. There is a high possibility that what we are seeing now is intrinsic to the design. It won’t be getting any better. That is the reason for the RFI. As much I lo...
by John
06 Aug 2018 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Instead of even thinking of Brahmos as a AAM how about Barak & Barak 8 as AAMs for HHV targets ? Barak won't have any better range than even Derby even Land based Derby have longer SAM range than Barak. IMO air launched Barak-8 will essentially be similar to Derby ER, which is essentially an en...
by John
06 Aug 2018 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 500
Views: 78800

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

sell the 29Ks to the iaf and buy rafales. Pay dassault to do some folding wings, or a removable part in the outer wing. :-( Boeing is the only one that offered to certify their AC for STOBAR where as Dassault has never come out and said that and any modifications and certification for STOBAR will r...
by John
06 Aug 2018 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SAM have much higher terminal speed than Brahmos is Mach2-2.5 where Barak-8 was close to Mach4-5 during tests . Brahmos can’t pull high Gs but it’s more than maneuverable to take out Tankers and larger ACs. However I am afraid it’s not designed for that purpose because it would need datalink and mi...
by John
06 Aug 2018 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4704
Views: 873771

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Not just cost, a SAM is usually slower and more maneuverable than a missile like brahmos. Brahmos will bleed too much energy in trying to strike a nimble fighter jet(dunno how nimble tankers or awacs are) which means not as effective as a SAM. SAM have much higher terminal speed than Brahmos is Mac...

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