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by Gyan
28 Jun 2016 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2492
Views: 421275

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

For once supporting the IAF, it seems as per some CAG reports that certain components of Embraer AEW were still being installed/tested in 2015, therefore rather than going for another batch of Embraer, IAF decided to go whole hog and order Airbus 330. I think this decision can be supported on basis ...
by Gyan
28 Jun 2016 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

That's exactly what I am trying to say that we always go for best products from all over the world rather than using Indigenous products or variants which can reasonably fulfill the requirement. ALH is twin engined, but it is slightly heavier and LUH is single engined and is slightly lighter. Smacks...
by Gyan
28 Jun 2016 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 94399

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

GTO satellites using ION thrusters (called all electric sats) are half the weight of normal satellites but take 6 months to reach their earmarked position.
by Gyan
28 Jun 2016 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2492
Views: 421275

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

When we are gaming the scenarios about SAMs and AAMs shooting down AWACS we must take into consideration that long range average speed of SAM/AAM missiles is Mach 1.5 while AWACS can fly at 0.8 Mach. The missile range will also decrease if AWACS maneuvers even in a limited manner. I am no avionics ...
by Gyan
28 Jun 2016 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

This Naval Requirement neatly creates a category between LUH and ALH. Was Cheetah and Chetak twin engined?
by Gyan
27 Jun 2016 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 162386

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

So HAL was unable to deliver 4 LCA and squadron is being raised with only 2 aircraft (?).
by Gyan
26 Jun 2016 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakislamic LeT kill 8 CRPF in Ramzan greeting to India 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 1237

Re: Pakislamic LeT kill 8 CRPF in Ramzan greeting to India 2

The title of the thread should be:-

LeT Division of Pakislamic Army kills 8 CRPF soldiers again backstabbing India during Ramzan 2016
by Gyan
26 Jun 2016 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2434
Views: 297917

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Actually this massive order of 18 howitzers will allow us to rapidly develop vendors for sub components and invest in R&D for deeper indigenisation. I do hope UN does not sanction India for theatening the world by huge Howitzer deployment. I fully expect China to accept Indian suzerainty in Tibe...
by Gyan
26 Jun 2016 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 475650

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

My guess:-

Indian NGARM will be KH-31 type missile with Range of 250km+

Brahmos A will be configured as ARM missile also and will have range of 1000km+.

AWACS will be able to act as ELINT platform to guide land launched Shaurya missiles with range of 2500km
by Gyan
26 Jun 2016 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 310718

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

When Ch-47 will be flying in and deploying M777 in forward positions, then off course Chinese/Pak SAMs will be taking a time out. And 15 Chinooks, say available 10 will be able to look after the whole war/border.
by Gyan
26 Jun 2016 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2492
Views: 421275

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

When we are gaming the scenarios about SAMs and AAMs shooting down AWACS we must take into consideration that long range average speed of SAM/AAM missiles is Mach 1.5 while AWACS can fly at 0.8 Mach. The missile range will also decrease if AWACS maneuvers even in a limited manner.
by Gyan
25 Jun 2016 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2492
Views: 421275

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

We will need to work both on DIRCM as well as Anti Missile Missile.
by Gyan
25 Jun 2016 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2434
Views: 297917

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I am impressed with the massive order of 18 Dhanush howitzers for Rs. 250 crore while only minimal orders of Rs. 10,000 crore are given for imported K9 and M777.
by Gyan
25 Jun 2016 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 310718

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

lol the funny part is this. The U.S want that gun because they could lift it using Chinook. And without a proper delivery system we are going for this light gun and transporting it them using road. So what's the advantage? Nothing it seems. Next is the purchase of Chinooks to lift and transport the...
by Gyan
24 Jun 2016 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups
Replies: 648
Views: 28589

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups

I think India should conduct a dozen nuclear tests every year till NSG offers India membership itself and then should do another two dozen tests.
by Gyan
24 Jun 2016 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3393
Views: 205171

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I think IJT will give us valuable learning lessons to manufacture HTT-40 and future AJTs.
by Gyan
24 Jun 2016 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 475650

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

In a burning heat of mid summer desert, after the enemy tank has been baked in for many hours, why use an IIR seeker missile? Why not CCD(daytime TV) seeker which is 1/100th the cost? Namica can be configured to carry 4 IIR and 2 CCD missiles on long range missions. Incidentally, if Nag cannot lock ...
by Gyan
22 Jun 2016 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

BPJs will normally be worn by teams going into a known dangerous situation like "Quick reaction team" or Teams re-enforcing an ongoing/imminent firefight. Very unlikely that patrol teams can successfully wear BPJs for any reasonable amount of time unless they are being transported by vehic...
by Gyan
22 Jun 2016 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3498
Views: 517816

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I think that we should not try to aim for unobtainable with AMCA. We should design AMCA around AL-31 with the aim to field a completely indigenous AL-31 improved version by 2030, by when serious production of AMCA might start.
by Gyan
22 Jun 2016 21:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9546
Views: 435051

Re: Levant crisis - III

I think the syrian tankers have lost the skill of shooting at move on move targets which the T90s they have should be capable of. thats the best way to deal with VBIED because a tank HEAT round takes only 1 second to cover 1 km vs several seconds of a ATGM which is next best choice. a tank can cont...
by Gyan
21 Jun 2016 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

Grapevine is that Army wanted BPJs to stop Armour piercing 7.62x54 round at point blank range and was unhappy when the jackets were too heavy due to this demand.
by Gyan
21 Jun 2016 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

Can we use titanium (even though it may be raise the cost of BPJ a bit) alloys to lower the weight of BPJ as the weight seems to be a major concern of Army?
by Gyan
18 Jun 2016 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 162386

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Let's hope SAAB-Gripen is being used to put pressure on Russia and France to sweeten the deal.
by Gyan
15 Jun 2016 12:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10113
Views: 713509

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Article XXI How do the efforts to liberalise trade square with the provisions under Article XXI that allow a country to impose sanctions, and hence restrict trade, in order to ensure its national security interests? The short answer to this would simply be that they don’t. The reality, however, is s...
by Gyan
15 Jun 2016 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2434
Views: 297917

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/affordable-air-power/article5919437.ece Interestingly, five of the same aircraft that participated in the Indian MMRCA competition were simultaneously bid for in a similar Brazilian tender. The head of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), Juniti Saito, has recently s...
by Gyan
15 Jun 2016 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2434
Views: 297917

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

http://www.newindianexpress.com/columns/Why-Rafale-is-a-Big-Mistake/2014/07/25/article2346825.ece Consider the monies at stake. Let’s take the example of Brazil, our BRICS partner. For 36 Rafales the acquisition cost, according to Brazilian media, was $8.2 billion plus an additional $4 billion for ...
by Gyan
13 Jun 2016 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9546
Views: 435051

Re: Levant crisis - III

I am coming around to the view that both Saudi Arabia and Deep State of USA do not want Gas pipelines to proliferate even for the benefit of it's allies like Qatar. They just wanted to create most barbaric sort of mayhem first in Afghanistan and now in Syria to prevent any pipeline ever being laid t...
by Gyan
09 Jun 2016 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 130241

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I wonder if the interest shown in Gripen is to pressurize both the French and Russians to give us a good deal or else? Gripen is obviously not a full replacement for twin engined aircraft but Gripen NG with Meteor missiles would have a formidable presence with a range of 1500km (which would be very ...
by Gyan
08 Jun 2016 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9546
Views: 435051

Re: Levant crisis - III

+1 Singha.
by Gyan
02 Jun 2016 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 162386

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

We need to wish Parikkar and our nation well. One term, one Parikkar will not be enough because the system is much bigger than the individual. Even Parikkar can be checkmated by the system. For example there may be a single bad egg in the air force and 2-3 bad eggs in the MoD especially if they all...
by Gyan
02 Jun 2016 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3393
Views: 205171

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Re Indranil First thanx for write a long post defending what you still think is an incorrect and way out post. Anyway to clarify my position, yes, my views (against imports and questioning their basic rationale) are against basic mainstream view. I have three main views:- 1. Indian defence has to be...
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4279
Views: 352100

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I think that Sanctions can be imposed due to security considerations like USA and EU did against Russia on the pretext of Ukraine Crisis. We can also do so, on the basis of disputed border assuming there is any political will.
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 19:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4279
Views: 352100

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Can we block China from dumping steel in our markets? I understand there are WTO provisions against protectionism, but surely there are others for dumping? China will be looking to dump a lot of many commodities due to its enormous overcapacities - cement, steel, etc. We need to protect our industr...
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

Kindly note that IAF states in a "Public" document that absence of "testing" facility is the "primary" reason for non availability of indigenous aviation grade ball bearings. We also were unable to manufacture Su-30MKI tyres till we collaborated with MRF. Have we made a...
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

Guys do not miss the main point:-

We don't even have "testing" facility to test aviation grade ballbearings.
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 07:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 3841
Views: 118771

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

If these Nations are raising debt instead of buying US debt, will it not be double whammy for USA?
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 130241

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I think that MP is neither getting a good deal from French nor Russians and HAL is willfully incompetent on LCA front. Hence he is stringing things along till a cost effective solution emerges.
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 2669
Views: 133367

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

In a public IAF report it is written that ALL ball bearings used in IAF aircraft are imported because there are no "testing" facilities in India (inspite of civilian capacity to manufacture industrial level ball bearings). Does anybody ever tries to explore PLAN B?
by Gyan
01 Jun 2016 07:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 162386

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

+1

Shiv ji.

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