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by member_29190
23 Jun 2016 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 265359

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

First report(?) of the successful on-off switching manoeuvre with the PSLV's 4th stage engine: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isros-20in1-mission-top-10-facts/article8758848.ece?homepage=true PSLV C-34, besides putting 20 satellites in orbit, performed two tricky experiments of the same n...
by member_29190
17 Jun 2016 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4091
Views: 669995

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

When I say cluster, i mean cluster of weapons: cluster bombs, pgm, IRNS guided glide weapons etc.

The idea is to deliver heavy load over an area of concentration in the shortest possible time.

Easier than producing 6 CM or delivering it through aircrafts.
by member_29190
16 Jun 2016 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4091
Views: 669995

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Is it possible to mass produce these and deploy along the borders of Tibet? Since they are cheap light but highly accurate with "sophisticated inertial navigation and electro-mechanical actuation system" in large numbers they destroy chineez infrstructure and halt their movements? Until 2...
by member_29190
16 Jun 2016 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4091
Views: 669995

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

This is bit of a wild imagination, wonder if it practical to create a missile with say 2 ton warhead( clustered). A 150 KM missile with 2 ton payload. A cruise missile delivers 300KG. 2 ton with clustered 300KG warhead would do it more efficiently instead of 6 CM. Imagine one( or 6) of these falling...
by member_29190
08 Jun 2016 17:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4091
Views: 669995

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

The terrian on our side is dificult and in Tibet it is almost flat lands. So let me take a alternate thinking. The Chinese can mobilise fast and due to our terrain we can't. Let's make it an advantage. The IA can see Chinese mobilisation on the Tibetian flatlands, brilliant. Let's rain rockets on th...
by member_29190
01 Jun 2016 22:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 262850

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

This was something I had suggested earlier when the news about of IAF will not wait for MK2. We should drop the plans to create a LCA MK2 even for navy, but continue the test with NLCA The next jet be should be risk reducing AMCA MK1 first for Navy then for IAF. It should be double engined, maximum ...
by member_29190
28 May 2016 11:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

afaik the massive american armoured corps on the move do not have any fire-on-move SAMs at all (if you discount MANPADS like stingers fired by bradleys, hummers and humans)...they field multiple patriot batteries in a line, and while some are on the move, some others setup and provide a bubble and ...
by member_29190
24 May 2016 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4765
Views: 390102

Re: Deterrence

Carnegie wants India to deploy tactical weapons in response to Al Bakistan? Pakis have set up a few bunkers in Pano Aqil cantt opposite Jaisalmer with M-11 (Hatf-3) missiles [290km range, 0.8m dia, 700kg warhead] Nasr is bakwaas, it is the M-11s that need to be watched. These might carry their fizz...
by member_29190
24 May 2016 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4765
Views: 390102

Re: Deterrence

kit wrote:Pakistani nukes in submarines would be the world's worst nightmare



Which is what India should target for.

Make Pak world's problem. Then sit back and enjoy some chai.
by member_29190
23 May 2016 22:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 265359

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Our "X-37" would probably be mounted on a booster, just like the real one. I guess it need to be around 2-3 times this model.

I hope someone in DRDO & MOD are aleady thinking aloud....
by member_29190
23 May 2016 17:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4765
Views: 390102

Re: Deterrence

They are trying to justify their increased nuke productions, tactical weapons & sub based weapons plan. We should encourage the Pakis to go for nuke subs. They will probably make people eat grass for 2-3 nuke subs or deploy them on conventional subs. The fact that "crown jewels" will b...
by member_29190
12 May 2016 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

With the pakistanians getting hold of stand off munitons and More such platforms, atleast 1 S400 system ought to be deployed with IAs offensive punch the IBGs. Coupled with aircover by the Sukhois and additional fire support by the mud movers, this Badass capabilty is certain too make baki gernails...
by member_29190
11 May 2016 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 267485

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

SSG commander claims 780 SF personnel died in Zarb-e-azb Proud of the SSG. Hope more Pakistani SSG heros get this honour to defend the land of Pakistan and have their name in the list. I am sure PA will keep the the Zarb-e-azb going for another 20 years and crush the neferious plans of RAW to make ...
by member_29190
11 May 2016 19:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Wouldn't a layered ads mitigate this? S400 would require fighters to adopt lo profile much earlier in their ingress thereby putting a crimp in payload and range PAF F-16 will have their RWR screaming... as soon as they take off. The Indian SAM envelope will now start from Baluchistan. The Paks warn...
by member_29190
11 May 2016 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

S-400 should also help us firm up V-LRSAM tactics and give us an idea what feature the Russian system has. With LRSAM, BMD plans in the future, we will now have a operational reference to compare. Looks like we are working towards a dense SAM network. Compare this what we had till end of last decade...
by member_29190
10 May 2016 17:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Could be depending on the mission and how well a target is defended.. A well defended target (specially ground based) will be a sitting duck in a sort of way.. It is not mobile. So you just overwhelm it's defences. It will still be cheaper. It is not guranted that the wonder weapon will hit bulls e...
by member_29190
10 May 2016 16:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

If weight is one of the concern, you could have rocket power missile launched from a aircaft( sort of Brahmos Mini). The rocket will provide the terminal hypersonic aided by the gravity. If range is a concern, have the capability for the missile to glide for a distance, before kicking off the rocket...
by member_29190
09 May 2016 21:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The benefits would be the same as you would find for a cruise missile strike vs a short range ballistic missile strike. You aren't going to get a lot more economical if you are going to be lobbing tactical hypersonic gliders from exo using a ballistic missile. I am describing about the technologica...
by member_29190
09 May 2016 21:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

As they say speed has its own stealth , all time critical targets and once launched stealthily from lo aircraft or subs , hypersonic will be game changer This is where I have my doubts, about the requirement of time critical targets. If I am stalking a target and it is time critical, would I ask fo...
by member_29190
09 May 2016 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

thanks Austin - this is it boys...makes sense that nothing aerodynamic of a practical weight and cost can go at Mach6 close to the ground and still remain in one piece. so brahmos2 is about a long range, fast transit and ceiling in upper atmosphere using scramjet, then perhaps a Mach3 terminal stag...
by member_29190
27 Apr 2016 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4091
Views: 669995

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

I will go back to how was CAS done in 65 & 71 at a time when there no "JDAM"s? How was CAS done with Mig -27? Were there no friendly fire considerations? 250KG Pre-fag HE will effect the same area now as it was 71. It is obvious that you call in CAS where an enemy unit is spotted at th...
by member_29190
26 Apr 2016 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4091
Views: 669995

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Even if the numbers are not at desired level, we have been replacing Mig-21's/Mig-27s with SU-30, which is a quantum jump in tonnage delivered. For simiplicity purpose if a earlier scenario requiring 4 Mig-27 on CAS is replaced with 2 SU-30, that is still a massive jump. 4 Mig27 loadout & loiter...
by member_29190
25 Apr 2016 14:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 323995

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

My view is LCA should not be compared on it's own, because IAF is not going to send LCA on Rambo mission. It's small size, RCS, good ECM, Derby used in conjuntion with datalinks with Su-30 & AWACS would be brillant in sneek attacks. PAF F-16's busy trying to fend off SU-30, won't be know what hi...
by member_29190
25 Apr 2016 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3390
Views: 556325

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

shiv wrote:
Austin wrote:I counted again its 26

But seriously 26x500 pounders is a lot of bums


Wonder how much the re-inforced Brahmos carrying SU30 can do.... In the center line alone it can carry 3 tonne + :D


26 bums(or PGM) loitering for 10 hours overhead in a battlefield.. And we have 250 of them!
by member_29190
19 Apr 2016 23:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 302010

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

On the topic of reducing weight, one area where you do this is the engine. Given that the MTU is not the latest version, a new gen engine will be much more compact. Germany refuses to gives us the 1500hp Euro pack. A compact engine will probably help is reducing the chasis size and the armour size p...
by member_29190
14 Apr 2016 00:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 302010

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Since India needs 4000 odd tanks, there is a need for 2000 Arjuns to replace the T-72 It is a given that there will be a Indian tank in mass production for replacing ones which are not T-90. GOI will not allow another foriegn tank in. This is where I earlier mentioned in another post that we need t...
by member_29190
12 Apr 2016 23:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 461719

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Let me put forth a alternate view. I agree with IA's decision to go for T-90 and has nothing to do with Arjun's capabilities. From IA's point of view, it's prime objective: be ready for war. NOW. It is a simple question for Armour corps. Do I have enough trained men who know their kit and do I have ...
by member_29190
08 Apr 2016 22:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2016
Replies: 2851
Views: 138623

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan-Jan 24, 2

Rephrasing my earlier view. Every terror attack, inflitration attempts anywhere on Indo-Pak border should result in artillery fire-assault on PA posts & targets. There is no need to cross borders, no need to involve IAF, no full fledge war, no need to go behind mazood or fazood. This should be a...
by member_29190
07 Apr 2016 17:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Akash missiles should be build in thousands and the cost brought down to cheap as chips. It's ability to interconnect on theatre level and low cost with no seaker is a real advantage. Should be used to saturate airspace for incoming bogies. Aircrafts may find a way to jam the Akash datalinks etc, bu...
by member_29190
05 Apr 2016 14:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Akash on trucks as they are going to Pivot & Holding corps.

For strike corps or mechanised forces, they will be on tracked vehicle.

So IA is planning a large scale induction of Akash. Not just Strike, but holding corps will now have air cover....
by member_29190
22 Mar 2016 18:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Brussels airport terror attack
Replies: 200
Views: 10053

Re: Brussels airport terror attack

JE are they (your dutch interlocutors) able to make a difference between brown Hindus and the Paki and Arab followers of the religion of Peace ? Speaking from exp in UK, a Brit white friend did not even know there is something called "Hindus" and it is the third largest after Christianity...
by member_29190
22 Mar 2016 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Extreme long range radars don't work optimally when terrain and/or enemy isn't very cooperative, particularly when you are protecting a wide area. They are great however for fending off tactically important areas at stand off ranges with the right interceptors for such a role. With Short-medium ran...
by member_29190
22 Mar 2016 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

If I place the missile batteries 20KM forward of the GCC, the missile can hit at 35+20KM from the GCC. The missile will suddenly pop when the target is even at 55KM from the radar. What is forward and what is back? Intruders can fly around an attack from the back or sides In a general scenario, I a...
by member_29190
21 Mar 2016 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 817145

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^^^ Given that each IAF SAM squadron is made of two flights (plus a technical one), it is highly likely one of them would be deployed in the surrounding vicinity along threat axis. While Akash AAFL may not be a true all-terrain vehicle, it is still a lot more mobile than a Pechora system. Surroundi...
by member_29190
18 Mar 2016 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 552006

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Looks like the consensus is DRDO needs to a urgent project on creating a HD camera and automated camera man, which focuses on the jets rather than VIP's !
by member_29190
10 Mar 2016 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 161660

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

Ww2 was ultimately total war with full mobilisation of the mil eng complex And the Americans built the most effective one The Germans fought efficiently and the Japanese ferociously but their industry could not keep up The Atlantic saved the Americans. If there was a "Asian NATO" of just ...
by member_29190
10 Mar 2016 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 161660

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

For numbers on German vs Russian "fight" in WW2 7Clz27nghIg Truely a civilisation level conflict. 12 million German solidiers KIA The Americans showed no mercy towards Asian "Japs". The Asian "Siberian divisions" showed no mercy to TFTA German divisions. End of WW2 the ...
by member_29190
09 Mar 2016 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1466
Views: 219222

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

In Op Parakram, the IN ship with Dhanush was already near Karachi. And you can bet it was armed. I think once its on boat on sea or undersea its mated. Anyway lets see in a few months. in 2010 IN Chief specifically says this http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/ins-arihant-to-sail-on-deterrent-patrol...
by member_29190
29 Feb 2016 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 161660

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

This is contd of the discussion on previous thread about role of numbers in a war.. Bit OT, but never the less. One of the most interesting outcome of WW2 was that the best of Europe (Germany) was smashed by the Soviets( Part Europe, Part Asia). The Soviets could have captured Western Europe and the...
by member_29190
27 Feb 2016 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 161660

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

When the US Army fought in WW2 it had to control starvation and disease outbreaks like typhus when it assumed control of resident populations. A really ruthless enemy wouldn't bother with such nonsense. Pre D-Day bombing by Alies caused 15k French civilian deaths. Entire cities within civilians wer...

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