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by Thakur_B
22 Oct 2020 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

asgkhan wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1319177091577860096

India's Nag anti-tank missile has just had its final user trial. The
@DRDO_India
now declares it ready for induction. https://youtu.be/B5FpYlSTBTI


The last of IGMDP.
by Thakur_B
21 Oct 2020 09:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067112

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ambar ji, for an Individual Sonu Sood did great especially compared to politicians, other celebrities and owners of corporates. No need comparing efforts of an Individual with limited resources vs the machinery of government. It's not like Sonu Sood was uber rich to begin with.
by Thakur_B
21 Oct 2020 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

40k is the total requirement. So only 24k will be left after this order. But maybe if they are building it in India other forces like BSF, CRPF and ITBP can be convinced to procure some too. 57k is the overall requirement, 40k will be the scope of MII LMG tender. 17K Negev have already been imported.
by Thakur_B
19 Oct 2020 07:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 723855

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

IAF should use the opportunity of airlines going bankrupt to pick up lightly used A330 for refuellers and AEW&C aircraft. Might even save up to two thirds the cost.
by Thakur_B
18 Oct 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/india/army-pushes-ahead-with-plan-to-equip-infantry-soldiers-with-modern-weapons/amp_articleshow/78724797.cms With over 380 infantry and 63 Rashtriya Rifles battalions, the Army requires around 9.5 lakh assault rifles, 4.6 lakh CQB carbines and over 57...
by Thakur_B
14 Oct 2020 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://theprint.in/defence/indian-armys-russian-dragunov-sniper-rifle-could-soon-get-long-awaited-upgrade/520538/ Why is the Army looking at upgrading DSRs? According to sources, the barrel of a DSR can easily fire up to 7,000 rounds and most have not done more than 3,000 each. “This means that the...
by Thakur_B
14 Oct 2020 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2020/09/14/breaking-c-g-haenel-wins-tender-for-the-german-g36-successor/ CG Haenel Mk556 (short stroke piston AR) has apparently emerged as a winner of German G36 replacement program. HK participated with HK416 and HK433 (Ar180 derivative). Rheinmetall and Steyr ...
by Thakur_B
13 Oct 2020 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Image
Dragunov Retrofit by SSS Defence.


Video of Dragunov upgrade package.
https://twitter.com/sssdefence/status/1 ... 7660731394
by Thakur_B
13 Oct 2020 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Currently US forces use Trijicon ACOG sight with 4x magnification as standard issue.
by Thakur_B
12 Oct 2020 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067112

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

^^ One swallow does not make a spring.
by Thakur_B
12 Oct 2020 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

:( Nirbhay definitely needs Dilbu jinx
by Thakur_B
12 Oct 2020 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Any progress for the ARDE 6.8 * 43 AR? The import of the SIG in larger numbers probably kills any future for this rifle with the IA. IA will wait for massa to pick a 6.8 crtridge first. Massa is not going for regular 6.8 cartridge, but rather thay have asked arm makers to come up with both a new ca...
by Thakur_B
12 Oct 2020 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That is a pitiful number if true, one gets the impression that we might run our of even iron bombs in case of a full scale conflict (Ex Gaganshakti had 5000 fighter sorties in first 3 days). Hope the SAAW numbers are also much larger, 500 is enough for only ~25-30 MKI fighter loads. For an airforce...
by Thakur_B
12 Oct 2020 07:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4590
Views: 757174

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India uses EU standards. Indian and EU standard equivalent to American N95 is FFP1-S. Venus and Honeywell are selling masks with BIS certification. Plenty of other quality manufactureres like 3M also exporting masks from India.
by Thakur_B
12 Oct 2020 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 30039

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

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Mahindra ALSV with 16th Sikh on UN Mission in Congo.
by Thakur_B
11 Oct 2020 06:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4590
Views: 757174

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Barring the initial panic in first 2-3 weeks, I have been using ISI marked N-95 masks since lockdown began.
by Thakur_B
10 Oct 2020 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 513457

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Prem ji, Rustom 2 will eventually be capable of 24-28 hours of endurance.
by Thakur_B
10 Oct 2020 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

So y’all have a 800yd rifle kitted out with a holosun sight good for 50yd at best and used for cqc ? 16 inch barrel rifle with a practical accuracy of 400 meters will do well with a 4x add-on magnification scope. Noice. Speaks volumes. Stop being facetious. Very few militaries have standardized on ...
by Thakur_B
10 Oct 2020 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3107
Views: 378559

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

nachiket wrote:Won't her front hand get burned from the flash? It is right next to the barrel.


Mohtarma is holding the grip too high.
by Thakur_B
10 Oct 2020 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

You will find the mention of MMW seeker in earlier reports from initial phases of project.
by Thakur_B
10 Oct 2020 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Range is not useful without speed and manoeuvrability. How manoeuvrable is ngarm ? The dual pulse motor should be a dead giveaway for the role it is intended for. Besides AWACS are just sluggish commercial aircrafts bogged down with additional equipment. Not much energy required by the missile in e...
by Thakur_B
09 Oct 2020 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The "OFB carbine" was actually designed by ARDE. Concerns about the manufacturing quality by OFB and product ownership between ARDE & OFB are still very pertinent, especially due to the INSAS experience. Do we want a INSAS Redux in the Carbine program? For god sake please do not opt f...
by Thakur_B
05 Oct 2020 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 31029

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Rahul M wrote:Upto which calibre ? 7.62?


IIRC 0.50 cal.
by Thakur_B
02 Oct 2020 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

TSarkar ji, there are plenty of 9 inch shirt barrel rifles made by several manufacturers including those chambered in 7.62x51. They are nothing more than novelty designs with limited practicality.
by Thakur_B
02 Oct 2020 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

[ A Sig 716 with 9" barrel will be comfortable with 7.62x51? If by comfortable one refers to permanent hearing loss, blinding flash, slapping your buddy with concussive muzzle blast and kicking off a ball of dust if firing prone. Imagine a medium sized Diwali firecracker going off two feet awa...
by Thakur_B
02 Oct 2020 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Now compare the PLA 5.45mm range and muzzle energy. PLA uses 5.8x42 cartridge. Roughly in the same ballpark as 5.56x45 and 5.45x39 with slightly better performance. They have also standardised on 5.8x21 shortened cartridge for pistol/smg just like 5.56x30 developed for JVPC and 5.7x28 cartridge for...
by Thakur_B
28 Sep 2020 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544334

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Just the possibility of exporting up to 10 Netra systems to friendly nations alone shall offset the cost sunk into Embraer acquisition by a great margin.
by Thakur_B
26 Sep 2020 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

PrP3lYBqEq0 Okay. What are we looking at? Does not seem to be a Manpad. That initial burn will definitely leave the person with shoulder launcher without epidermis for the rest of his life. Looks like a target drone launch. If there was a manpad (the person kept referring to someone with something ...
by Thakur_B
25 Sep 2020 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

There is 40x46 high velocity grenade too but it is not in use in Indian Service.
by Thakur_B
22 Sep 2020 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 379719

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Wickberg wrote:I never said it was swedish. I just said It´s not a licensed produced version of the GE F404. It´s a Volvo Aero engine called RM12, which is based on the GE404. After the JT8D and the Viggen export failure IG JAS made sure the Gripen would not be sanctioned due to engine,


I love Swedish Humour.
by Thakur_B
20 Sep 2020 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

There was a clip of of an IA senior officer of medium stature firing R2 rifle from the hip. Compare that clip to one of the first clips of SiG in service where a 6ft tall IA soldier was firing it from proper stance. You will get the idea. Question sir for you is can something be done to reduce the ...
by Thakur_B
20 Sep 2020 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ThakurB now that we have the Sig has a comparison been done on the recoil between that and the Insas 7.62x51? There was a clip of of an IA senior officer of medium stature firing R2 rifle from the hip. Compare that clip to one of the first clips of SiG in service where a 6ft tall IA soldier was fir...
by Thakur_B
18 Sep 2020 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Barath wrote:https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/indias-development-of-the-hypersonic-speed-vehicle-58850

HSTDV test account. Nicely done. Not too much new.


Nice to see TS Subramanian back. He used to report on Missile tests along with Y Mallikarjun for the Chindu donkey years back.
by Thakur_B
18 Sep 2020 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Yagnasri wrote:Dont we have such carbine fro OFB the Amough carbine?


New carbine by ARDE displayed in Defexpo.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7736&start=160#p2411753
by Thakur_B
17 Sep 2020 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738828

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

Ok, thanks. Will this be compatible with IN link2?
by Thakur_B
16 Sep 2020 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur, 9mm cartridge is not good for carbine any more? What bothers me is old INSAS pin prick cartridge. 5.56x45 5.56 x 45 is the best that can be done for carbines. 9 mm will be defeated by barest of body armour. 5.56x30 JVPC is a non starter for anything beyond basic sentry duty, tank crew and h...
by Thakur_B
16 Sep 2020 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177214

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Apart from AK203 there is a further requirement of around 2lac+ 7.62x51 mm rifles and 4 lac+ 5.56x45 mm carbines. Hope ARDE carbine makes it through. 4 years back Insas Mk1C was almost chosen as standard Army rifle but Army dropped 5.56x45 as their standard ammunition of choice. Let us not forget t...
by Thakur_B
16 Sep 2020 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738828

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

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1305743980018180096?s=20 ---> Garuthmaa guided glide bomb with 100 km range has been successfully integrated with IAF's Su-30MKIs, thus enhancing the jet's SOW (Stand-Off Weapon) capabilities significantly. New jam proof SDRs (BNET-AR) for secure communicati...

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