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by John
07 May 2019 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yes, but arent 3 of P15B Vishakapattam class being outfitted now, how far is yard 12704 where INS Vishakapattinam is being fitted out from 12705 where INS Mormugao and yard 12706 where INS IMphal are being fitted out The one you see in the photo is yard 12704 INS Vishakapattinam. I think there was ...
by John
02 May 2019 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306991

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^ Should have made my comment more clearer currently sea skimming is being tested I am not sure if that capabilities is envisioned for first version of Nirbhay and how much testing it requires to fully certify sea skimming and sharp maneuvering for Nirbhay. To be honest I would rather focus on them ...
by John
02 May 2019 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Every large naval procurement has gone over budget, most often 2x the original contract. Not sure how this will be any different? Once again, which fixed price contracts have gone over budget? You're probably thinking of cost-plus contracts, which by their very nature have no fixed price. MoD estim...
by John
02 May 2019 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306991

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M, I will reply to you in more detail tomorrow for now I leave with this; we really have no indication the Nirbhay has any sea skimming capability we are taking about missile which flies couple hundred feet above ground and using it as anti shipping missile. Sea skimming is not straight forwar...
by John
02 May 2019 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If they under bid and there is price escalation the GOI will cover it so they have nothing to lose unlike Private SY. Why exactly will that happen in a fixed-price contract? Every large naval procurement has gone over budget, most often 2x the original contract. Not sure how this will be any differ...
by John
02 May 2019 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306991

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Without real time data from Satellite or AEW a sub sonic Ashm will have very high miss probability against naval targets from ranges >200 km. It is simply too risky to send AEW platform and have it loiter around a PLAN fleet. Keep in mind Brahmos actually uses its high altitude to acquire targets p...
by John
01 May 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306991

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

SATCOM datalink. Hard to intercept, NLOS. Imagine having 10 Nirbhays loitering behind an island/avoiding pickup by radars. Come out to say hi to PRC flotilla sailing by. Longer range also means more complex waypoint based maneuvers. Also, Brahmos flies high, then goes low. Nirbhay can go lo lo lo a...
by John
01 May 2019 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Vips wrote:Babudom hard at work to ensure their livelihoods or else they know they will go the Air India/BSNL way.

If they under bid and there is price escalation the GOI will cover it so they have nothing to lose unlike Private SY.
by John
28 Apr 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 174
Views: 50172

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

^ We don’t know capabilities of Rafale M operating from STOBAR Dassault has been very tight lipped about it ( quite a contrast to Boeing which has boasting F-18 capabilities operating from ski jump) ; Either they really have no idea or its payload capability is quite limited. So Rafale comparison mi...
by John
23 Apr 2019 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^ iirc, the covers of inclined launchers for Brahmos made by L&T was remarkably similar to this. But then again these are not inclined... The inclined launcher is simply structure to hold brahmos canisters, As i noted earlier these covers seem to be much bigger than covers for Brahmos canister...
by John
23 Apr 2019 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ IMO P-15B will the end of the line for P-15 family, the zorya have too much political baggage, there is not much room to increase the size of this design and vessels weren't designed to best utilize new design techniques (which equates to 6-7 year build time not factoring the usual delays). Any fu...
by John
22 Apr 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 195604

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Question to ponder is why would Egypt sell something if it is an effective and capable platform? They are not exactly awash in $$ to buy anything to replace these birds or are not getting anything for free like the F16's it received. I think pakis are going to cannibalize these planes for spares to...
by John
22 Apr 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Not surprising, we are very lazy and useless in bringing down construction time. Even paks if they had money would have been faster than us. Delay is due to engines, gearbox & shafts coming late from Ukraine and radar/missiles from Israel I believe even the original timeline called for 6 year b...
by John
21 Apr 2019 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ P-15b still uses the same approach as P-15a for build process, P-17a are supposed to be much improved in terms of construction time; 4 years as opposed to 6-7 with P-15b if things out as planned.
by John
19 Apr 2019 00:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ One of advantages of catapults, even Vikrant won't be able to match air arm of CDG while having almost a similar dimension.
by John
18 Apr 2019 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

MeshaVishwas wrote:Vishnu NDTV said that they are the lids for the stored BrahMos canisters.

Looks to be bigger and different than Brahmos canister lids displayed here. And also Brahmos is stored with the canister in the launchers.

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfo ... sile17.htm
by John
14 Apr 2019 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4046
Views: 627411

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cybaru wrote:IAF will try and kill LCH acquisition, they just want foreign maal.

Nowhere does article say IAF will can LCH and they have been rather supportive of it, please stop the AF bashing just for sake it.
by John
12 Apr 2019 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306991

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Just a question here if any one can answer. Why does Brahmos now need 300 kg warhead to do its job considering its KE is 7x times more compared to a subsonic missile much less a glide bomb. Now we have seen video of of GBU-39 which is unpowered glide bomb with Warhead between 16 and 64 kg depend on...
by John
12 Apr 2019 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Finally from the horse's mouth, the correct design with proper radar for P17A Has it been confirmed both SYs are building the same design? Has the Exhaust moved further towards the back? The Kolkata class, as I have observed, had one face of the MF STAR completely covered in soot. P-17a is based on...
by John
06 Apr 2019 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113198

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

I think rafale-M is a better bet than Shornet atleast the spares etc will be common and they can also swing role into a land based deployment to beef up the other two squadrons if needed. overall its the better A2A and A2G platform unless you have khan grade non-export gear like the "passive e...
by John
04 Apr 2019 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Good news

Indian Navy gets combat management system for INS Vikrant
https://m.economictimes.com/news/defenc ... 635755.cms
by John
03 Apr 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113198

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The order is not for any NSM missile only training rounds and emulator. Not sure if a different deal will be signed for that. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is not the vehicle one would use to buy a Norwegian weapon unless there is an explicit commercial agreement between the Nor...
by John
03 Apr 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113198

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The order is not for any NSM missile only training rounds and emulator. Not sure if a different deal will be signed for that.
by John
03 Apr 2019 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113198

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ Only training rounds, I assume a different deal will be signed for NSM?
by John
31 Mar 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661774

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

As I mentioned earlier I was afraid Pakistan will use this as way to recruit more by throwing in some civilians taking from funeral homes and showing their bodies as they have done with drone strikes. But by not acknowledging and simply burning them with no proper burial they did great work from us,...
by John
31 Mar 2019 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 364344

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

brar_w wrote:
John wrote:Fyi as per Sirpi arms transfer Russia lists 650 48N6 to India. Very close to my early estimate :D



I assume this will be E3?

No idea i believe Russians keep these disclosures vague on purpose, i hope it is E3.
by John
31 Mar 2019 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 364344

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

^ I don't think the overall order for other missiles we will be that many i believe the order is heavily skewed toward long range missiles of which russia has confirmed 650 where as with Chinese order they have confirmed 300 and for Turkey i believe it is around 100. IMO that's right thing to do sin...
by John
30 Mar 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 364344

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Fyi as per Sirpi arms transfer Russia lists 650 48N6 to India. Very close to my early estimate :D

(650) 48N6/SA-10 SAM (2017) Part of INR390 b ($5 b) for S-400 SAM systems
by John
30 Mar 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 364344

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Thats 1120 missiles, 3360 with 2x reload etc That 1120 missile count includes reloads and training round but that count is not official yet it depends on variants that are ordered. I wouldn’t be surprised if count is less since we are ordering less # of 9m96. I believe 9m96 alone costs over a milli...
by John
29 Mar 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 800
Views: 195604

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Any reason why China does not sell J10s to China so that they can repaint them as F10s Pakistan is known to turn around and share Chinese tech to highest bidder ( western intel). Even Israel has gotten its hands on few Chinese weapons that Iran has (Ashm, CM) courtesy of Pakistan facilitated thru m...
by John
29 Mar 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3835
Views: 698016

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Secretary Pompeo ‏ Verified account @SecPompeo 13h13 hours ago More China has detained more than one million #Uighurs, ethnic #Kazakhs, and other #Muslim minorities in internment camps in #Xinjiang since April 2017. The U.S. stands with them and their family members. China must release all those ar...
by John
29 Mar 2019 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105206

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Mission Shakti: Russia urges India to join multilateral mechanism to stop arms race in outer space. Russia is behaving more like a China Lackey and wants India to accept the China -Russia draft. Anything that has been initiated/sponsored by china is bound not to be in Indian or American interests. ...
by John
28 Mar 2019 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Oh yes the Lanza we discussed that for P-17a little while back completely forgot about that memory is getting worse :mrgreen:
by John
27 Mar 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Tata Power SED bags Rs 1,200 cr contract from defense ministry By PTI | Mar 22, 2019, 02.35 PM IST NEW DELHI: Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) has bagged a Rs 1,200 crore contract from the defence ministry for supply of ship-borne 3D Air Surveillance Radars. https://economictimes.ind...
by John
18 Mar 2019 17:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5498
Views: 455426

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

There are lot of issues that went wrong with max: - A unstable design due to new engines that causes the nose to pitch up due to changes to its aerodynamics. - MCAS software that implemented as a poor work around to fix this flaw and to receive a quick certification. - MCAS relying on single sensor ...
by John
17 Mar 2019 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4885
Views: 661774

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^ Those drones are likely operated by other Pakistani forces and they shot down their own drone. Or could even be a drone operated by civilians in the area.
by John
13 Mar 2019 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 66140

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Btw, does OFB make Smerch rockets in India ? There are a bunch of articles that it *would* in around 2012, but I didn't see that corroborated. I think the Russians refused to allow the local manufacture of the SMERCH. Probably a cash cow for them. On topic of Smerch MLRS even russians are moving aw...
by John
13 Mar 2019 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 66140

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Aditya_V wrote:Well I was wondering how good are BMP canon's, whether they could be mounted on Jeeps and moved within bunkers along the LOC.

They can be used for bunker busting but their short effective range and lack of mobility during engagement makes them quite vulnerable to atgm or rpg.
by John
12 Mar 2019 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1631
Views: 341256

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We can build our own general purpose missile corvettes like the Israeli Sa'ar 6 above. We can replace the 40 cell Tamir VLS with a 16 cell VLS for the naval derivative of QRSAM. Anti-ship missile can be 4 quad packs of Uran mid-ship or 2 quad packs for Brahmos-NG. The heli can be the Naval Dhruv. T...
by John
11 Mar 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306991

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This makes all Haft-1 missiles obsolete a smaller cheaper missile with similar range and more accurate in more mobile launchers means those Haft launchers easily get taken out by a salvo.

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