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by Thakur_B
02 Feb 2018 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Glad to see A545/aek971 being finally adopted. Balanced recoil is impressive stuff.
by Thakur_B
27 Jan 2018 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 401563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

From Saurav Jha's twitter feed:

Dhanush-52 Cal, proof fired first time in 2015.
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by Thakur_B
26 Jan 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2984
Views: 331716

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations



Over 800 pakistanis killed in first half of 2017, as per the media panel. Gen. Rawat is sure turning out to be a bogeyman for Pakistanis.
by Thakur_B
26 Jan 2018 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

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Fn Minimi in service with NSG.
by Thakur_B
26 Jan 2018 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2912
Views: 193167

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

aapko ba. ba. dhanyavaad.... lo ji .......ek or... https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/prodhyogiki/2018/pv_jan_mar_18.pdf TBRL chandigarh envisage self-reliance in the development of technologies related to warheads and provide state-of-the-art diagnostics facilities for assessment of terminal effects...
by Thakur_B
25 Jan 2018 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Production model looks like leaf brown polymer.
by Thakur_B
25 Jan 2018 07:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3158
Views: 246621

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

^^ Also third gen ATGM. Good luck saving your FPA in seeker from those G forces.
by Thakur_B
24 Jan 2018 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3065
Views: 499526

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^ indian manufacturers are still reportedly lagging behind tatra in suspension.
by Thakur_B
23 Jan 2018 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1435
Views: 89575

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

^^ Proof that even Bakistani senile senior citizens are deadly kommandoos.
by Thakur_B
22 Jan 2018 09:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 401563

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

10000 Cr for 61 systems sounds too high. That is almost 160 Cr per system and our requirements range in several hundreds, if we consider artillery protection for border areas.
by Thakur_B
21 Jan 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Two and Half Front War Scenario
Replies: 186
Views: 13887

Re: Two and Half Front War Scenario

VKumar wrote:Today signed online petition for BPJ. Infantry is being neglected. The soldier as a total fighting system concept has to be pursued.


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by Thakur_B
21 Jan 2018 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3241
Views: 304401

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

rsingh wrote:What does Indian MRE look like?


This thread at DFI has images / accounts of mess food and some pics of MREs.
http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/thre ... ide.41185/
by Thakur_B
18 Jan 2018 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

A peek into how the modern russian balanced recoil system works.
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by Thakur_B
18 Jan 2018 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Why not bypass the ofb and get manufacturing done by pvt sector. ARDE can conc on design and dev and surely with the conf that manufacturing quality will be good IA will support and iteratively.... You kidding right? What makes you think suddenly Private Sector will make quality military grade prod...
by Thakur_B
18 Jan 2018 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

About rifles, does anyone have an idea which rifle was almost chosen by IA in 2012 or thereabouts when AK Antony cancelled the whole deal. Logically, that should be the rifle the IA Chief is saying that they have a rifle and trials are going on to confirm it etc. In earlier competitions, all rifles...
by Thakur_B
17 Jan 2018 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Tavor 7
Galil Ace 52
Sig 751 SAPR (Sig 550 based)
Sig 716 (Ar 15 based)
Colt Cm 905 (Ar15 based)
Hk417 (Ar15 based)
Scar H
Arx 200

Govt to govt deal puts tavor 7 or galil Ace as frontrunners.
by Thakur_B
16 Jan 2018 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

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New helmets, ARDE 40mm UBGL and BEL nightvision scopes appearing increasingly frequent in field.
by Thakur_B
14 Jan 2018 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2124
Views: 281809

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces






Breaking Point: Commando School Belgaum
by Thakur_B
14 Jan 2018 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Rare picture of Galil carbine with Para SF.
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by Thakur_B
13 Jan 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1133
Views: 115901

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Why do Russian bombs always look like they came out of realms of dieselpunk ? Is it because of necessity to fit into bomber weapons bay ?
by Thakur_B
13 Jan 2018 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

... Why take the crazy products directed towards american mall ninjas ? Negev 7 and FN Minimi both accept 30 round STANAG managines and specially designed higher capacity magazines and are purpose built LMGs. IA had made a good choice in Negev 7 but fate wouldn't have it. ... I don't think the 7.62...
by Thakur_B
11 Jan 2018 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3065
Views: 499526

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ramana wrote:India to buy SPIKE in govt to govt deal.


Could this be Spike for Rudra and LCH ?
by Thakur_B
11 Jan 2018 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:Slight OT, but Mahindra seems to be pro-actively looking beyond India for exports. Came across this Youtube video for the Gulf markets by chance.


Looks like Mukesh ji found Mahindra's entry for IA LAMV competition. Straton for LAMV, Axe for LSV.
by Thakur_B
10 Jan 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Both minimi and negev have quick barrel changes. Minimi has multiple barrel length option in 5.56 but only one in 7.62, Negev has short and long barrel option in 7.62. However western LMG designs are yet to match the classic PKM in weight without sacrificing the barrel length. Such was the genius of...
by Thakur_B
10 Jan 2018 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3938
Views: 566150

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ NSG has been using PSG1 for donkey years now. The A1 version has minor upgrades, but still uses proprietary optics mount.
by Thakur_B
10 Jan 2018 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 141185

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Just wait till the product finishes development and the laser designator, sight window and mantle get proper armor modules. Have we got any pics showing any changes in sight placement - it seems this is indeed the final product. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tFh6xR7UQtE/Tsz3VFG_XdI/AAAAAAAAB_8/cFEuW7Rm...
by Thakur_B
09 Jan 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 141185

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

shaun wrote:Image


Just wait till the product finishes development and the laser designator, sight window and mantle get proper armor modules.
by Thakur_B
09 Jan 2018 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Perhaps a dual feed type system will give good flexibility Something like this X6GH5sQtdDI Why take the crazy products directed towards american mall ninjas ? Negev 7 and FN Minimi both accept 30 round STANAG managines and specially designed higher capacity magazines and are purpose built LMGs. IA ...
by Thakur_B
09 Jan 2018 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://i.imgur.com/UQxVXNl.jpg BEL Passive Night Sights for AKM and INSAS. These NVD scopes, can they separate the eye piece from the lens with a fiber optic guide cable for easier placement on the eye? the '+' mark keeps showing aimed based on the gun barrel Couple of reasons, the Jawan isn’t lyi...
by Thakur_B
09 Jan 2018 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2018/01/06/usmc-set-field-hk-m27-combat-rifle-part-infantry-kit-overhaul/ After replacing M249 (Fn Minimi) in LMG/SAW role, M27 (Hk416) is expected to replace all M4 carbines in USMC. HK is winning government contracts left right and centre the world over, first F...
by Thakur_B
09 Jan 2018 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462525

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

A while back there was news that LCA Navy would be made both CATOBAR and STOBAR capable. Has there been any further news to confirm this ?
by Thakur_B
08 Jan 2018 18:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462525

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SaiK wrote:
1200 liters would equal to 800 odd kgs per tank, + empty tank weight


Sai ji, kerosene has a density of .78, 1200 litres is almost 940 kgs. Plus empty weight of tank would be 120 kgs or more, then weight of pylon, and then some margin for turbulence/drag induced forces.
by Thakur_B
08 Jan 2018 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 462525

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

SaiK wrote:I don't remember having read any cancellation of 99 GE F414-INs6.


Has the contract even been inked ?
by Thakur_B
08 Jan 2018 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1311
Views: 141185

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^ Vishnu ji, if you are reading this, come forth and take a jaadu ki jhappi.
by Thakur_B
08 Jan 2018 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2912
Views: 193167

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

https://mobile.twitter.com/vkthakur/sta ... 4603072512

VKThakur says ZSU-23-4 upgrade by BEL is a potential replacement for AD Guns.
by Thakur_B
07 Jan 2018 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Karan ji, that 24000 or 2000 or whatever figure is floated around for MRBF or MRBS are under intermittent firing conditions. With the kind of firing that is being done in the video, the barrel and internals would be red smoking hot, the gun did ok.
by Thakur_B
06 Jan 2018 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread



Turn the volume down if not a fan of colourful language. High number of stoppages, but the rifle is being pushed to extremes with continuous firing on full auto, mag dump after mag dump.
by Thakur_B
06 Jan 2018 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2541
Views: 331477

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

New tender to replace L-70 and ZU-23-2 air defense guns. ... Back in 2000/1 DRDO had been working on an AD gun prototype but was cancelled AFIK. Few import attempts and 18-years later a gun still needs to be imported. Blame it on another one of those short-sightedness mentality. https://forums.bhar...
by Thakur_B
06 Jan 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576109

Re: Small Arms Thread

Steyr was trialed in India, not acquired IIRC. It was part of the process that led to creation of INSAS. Whatever happened to MCIWS - or building our own rifles? Steyr looks fancy but is not that great in actual combat. BTW, old report from 2000 I think every firearm ever made would be in Indian in...
by Thakur_B
06 Jan 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5377
Views: 486328

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

ks_sachin wrote:And with the LCA we have walked and now started to run but you have nothing but negativity!!!


But..but.. the enemy planes would be shooting lasers in 5 months time, when FOC is achieved and full rate production is given a go ahead. Tales you lose, heads I win.

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