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by arvin
12 Oct 2020 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023113

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is a new engine that has been tested for sometime in test rigs. But it could never be tested properly on air due to lack of test beds. With multiple jet and aero programs like manik\AMCA, high time we got a test bed. Acquiring one is just a pen push away , i.e transfer one 747-400 from Air Ind...
by arvin
30 Sep 2020 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023113

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Towards the end, the person says it missed by a mile. The IAF has a IR target for testing IR seeker missiles. ulka? Banshee should be sufficient for testing IR seeker missile. No idea about ulka. Going by wiki it appears to be target for RF missile. Manpads crew generally train for incoming\exiting...
by arvin
27 Sep 2020 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023113

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

tsarkar wrote:
But its Igla and not Akash. And I didnt see the flash or hear the sound of explosion. Possibly the video cut out before that happened.


Towards the end, the person says it missed by a mile.
by arvin
26 Sep 2020 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023113

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Second missile is launched within 2-3 seconds of the first and gains altitude quickly. Feel it is vertically launched. The first rocket is too quick a target for MANPAD and accelerating after launch. Doubt a lock will be available so fast for a MANPAD. This I feel is SRSAM land variant. MoD negative...
by arvin
14 Aug 2020 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742214

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

Q: With many jet engine and hypersonic projects in India, why has DRDO\GTRE not yet created a flying test bed for in flight testing of those?

Q: Any plans to develop expendable RF decoys like Brite Cloud as additional layer of protection along with Jammer.
by arvin
22 Jul 2020 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1831
Views: 343191

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Yet another USAF Air to Air Missile program jumping through to the next funding hoop. The $375 Million contract runs through 2023 when the USAF will begin flight testing. The weapon is designed to intercept Air to Air and Surface to Air missiles. Since dimensions are in approx 1m range, they can re...
by arvin
13 Jul 2020 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 380095

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Good explanation of how IR tracking technology works on the AIM9 Sidewinder using lead sulphide(PbS) sensor. PbS tech is outdated and current tech is based on indium antimonide(InSb). But still good read to understand the complexities. https://medium.com/@OpenSeason/1946-germany-has-been-defeated-an...
by arvin
12 Jul 2020 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232712

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

The state's movie industry is now in the firm grip of Islamists; as they are the financiers. There are many movies clearly made to show that cases against Islamists are all cooked up ones. Last year a singer lost his life in a motor accident. Even then there were strong rumours that he was part of ...
by arvin
12 Jul 2020 14:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232712

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

Lilo ji ...I see that you have edited out parts of your old post about script writer of lucifer. This part... Now it turns out Prithviraj Sukumaran(who wrote that script for Lucifer) ..... Minor nitpick...The script writer is Murali Gopy. . Prithviraj is a leading actor and Lucifer marked his direct...
by arvin
07 Jul 2020 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742214

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

^^Thanks for posting. Truly inspiring. Good to see hardware innovation for a change. Usually it is only app development.
by arvin
01 Jul 2020 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214647

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The IAF’s diversified AAM inventory https://www.vayuaerospace.in/article/290/the-iaf-s-diversified-aam-inventory 04 Sept 2019 Same story for MANPADS. Despite kargil we still havent developed one and its variants. Since we dont have local equivalent we purchased Igla. With Apache we purchased stinge...
by arvin
30 Jun 2020 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084113

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

By they I mean HAL. Its a significant design change internaly with AESA, LRU, panels, RWR etc my guess is they are holding off the contract signing till things are sorted out. I dont think its a bureaucratic issue.
by arvin
30 Jun 2020 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084113

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Both are not comparable. S400 is field deployed, in producton and is a necessity to exand the envelope beyond Akash and LRSAM. We dont have anything of its equivalent. For Mk1A, I feel money is not the issue. Its a new design so probably they are asking for more time. It vll come but Its absence ca...
by arvin
30 Jun 2020 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084113

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

i'm still not clear how India could amass $5 billion for S400 order and sign it so quickly but still waiting to sign an order for 83 Tejas? Both are not comparable. S400 is field deployed, in producton and is a necessity to exand the envelope beyond Akash and LRSAM. We dont have anything of its equ...
by arvin
26 Jun 2020 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Zynda wrote:BSY has refused another lockdown in BLR as even cases continues to rise plus in most cases, the source of infection is not known or unable to figure out.
.

Another lockdown is inevitable.
I guess he is waiting for 10th exams to get over on July 4. Not wanting to create panic by declaring now.
by arvin
22 Jun 2020 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 380095

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Now if Boeing were to make a combat aircraft derivative they would be at a major disadvantage in terms of weight that they could have shaved off had they gone in for composites but even in the most unlikely/rare scenario any combat capability demand for this platform will essentially be for a bomb ...
by arvin
22 Jun 2020 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 380095

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Thanks brar for the great post. Things much clearer between Tejas which is combat optimized, composite make and T-7 which is training optimized and aluminium make.
by arvin
21 Jun 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82316

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

What do "lesser" requirements mean? If Boeing was determined to win this (even if that means running the risk of never ever turning profit on the initial program) what could HAL have done even if one assumed it wanted to compete? Would they have been in a position to go $ for $ with Boein...
by arvin
20 Jun 2020 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82316

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

HAL and DPSU have their own strengths and among them is supply chain and vendors cultivated over a period of time. A private eco system can exist along side them something late parrikarji tried to bring up via SP model. HAL definitely needs a private competitor. Its hard to believe that a fighter (...
by arvin
16 Jun 2020 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 966915

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Amazing Brahmos ALCM receives FRC in these times.
Wonder which bridge or road strip it will kiss first.
by arvin
08 Jun 2020 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82316

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

HAL and DPSU have their own strengths and among them is supply chain and vendors cultivated over a period of time. A private eco system can exist along side them something late parrikarji tried to bring up via SP model. HAL definitely needs a private competitor. Its hard to believe that a fighter (T...
by arvin
01 Jun 2020 11:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Music composer wajid khan of sajid wajid fame passes away due to covid 19.

https://www.timesnownews.com/amp/india/ ... -at/599660
by arvin
29 May 2020 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 380095

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The challenge will be to get the terminal guidance via either an RF or IIR seeker application (ideally IIR with passive RF as well). Getting that level of performance out of a terminal seeker within the cost targets and the gun launched environment will be quite challenging. All that range is usele...
by arvin
29 May 2020 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 380095

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Thanks brar for the info.
Just checked the Arty thread. Something similar is under development here.
https://zeenews.india.com/india/iit-mad ... 65374.html
by arvin
29 May 2020 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1924
Views: 380095

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Something that we should be looking to develop is Raytheon's XM1155 ERAP. It is Ramjet powered artillery with range in excess of 100 km.
Perfect for delivering goodies from kargil to skardu.
by arvin
27 May 2020 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 622
Views: 87401

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Sanctions could be for anything e.g they dont like Modi's face.
Too late for mk1, mk1A and NP1 for alternate engines. They have to live with F404.
For mk2 and beyond EJ 200 should be alternate engine.
by arvin
27 May 2020 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334977

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Before doing anything, let a real MiG-35 first fly, enter RuAF service and then we can talk about it being fit to serve IAF needs. As of today, there is still not a single production MiG-35 with the specs that would've been offered to the IAF. The last thing the IAF needs is to adopt an orphan, and...
by arvin
24 May 2020 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084113

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Because Saab has to sell it's products mostly on the export market, they need a positive perception of their products. DRDO and PSUs have a captive customer who is now going to be come even more of a captive customer with the new decree to buy indigenous as much as possible. So why even bother to s...
by arvin
23 May 2020 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334977

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Rehashing of the interview from ACM Bhaduria Sir with some masala terms (i.e. nitty gritty) added to it. Nothing new in the article. $17 billion and 12 years from contract signature to complete 114 phoren fighters. Good Luck! :lol: P.S. The MoD will go through the entire exercise (RFI --> RFQ ---> ...
by arvin
22 May 2020 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334977

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Philip wrote:
LCA costs brought down through v.strict review of HAL's performance is reqd.,plus offering the LCA to pvt. players too.


Agree with this part. A private player will bring a fresh perspective to push this product beyond IAF\IN.
by arvin
21 May 2020 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89071

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Its a feb 2020 article. Did not see it posted here. https://www.flightglobal.com/singapore-air-show-2020/boeing-markets-t-7-trainer-in-asia-as-it-eyes-first-export-deal/136697.article Boeing believes there is a global market for 2,600 T-7s, both as trainers and light-attack or aggressor aircraft. “S...
by arvin
21 May 2020 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89071

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

I’ve been thinking along similar lines. NLCA Mk.1 should do well comparatively against Sea Harrier. Also the logic of NLCAT for combat and carrier training is very sound as proposed by Kartik. Especially given the landing gear issues of the MiG-29KUB. Exactly sir. Its a rare instance where we have ...
by arvin
21 May 2020 17:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7694
Views: 834127

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Among India's neighbours Burma, Nepal, Iran , sri lanka Afganistan and Toilet missing.
by arvin
20 May 2020 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 412
Views: 89071

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

NLCA is the perfect product which can be squarely aimed at T-7 Red hawK. T-7 doesnt have the thunder thighs required for carrier landings. We should be pulling all diplomatic levers to promote this bird. It would have definetly helped if the navy had ordered a squadron worth of this aircraft. An ope...
by arvin
19 May 2020 09:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Balwaristan
Replies: 91
Views: 10990

Re: Balwaristan

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/china-funded-diamer-basha-dam-in-pok-is-an-ecological-disaster-in-making/articleshow/75773410.cms Delhi: Pakistan’s decision to go ahead with the Diamer-Basha Dam in PoK not only infringes upon India’s sovereignty but can be an ecological...
by arvin
18 May 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334977

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Just like F-16 was rebranded as F-21, LM will probably rebrand JSF as Janta Strike Fighter to win this 114 Multi role fighter deal.
by arvin
17 May 2020 08:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 5586
Views: 1185198

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Wow chola ji. Thanks for posting. Even a small chunk of Aerospace, Shipbuilding and Electronics jobs come here what a difference it would make to economy. Regarding Aero, its risky to put everything specially civil aircrafts in HAL's basket. We need a consortium of private and public compNies on lin...
by arvin
12 May 2020 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1023113

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Another focus area should be expendable radar jammars that uses DRFM like BriteCloud. Assuming We have good radar jamming and DRFM expertise via LCA and Sukhoi programmes, we can package it in a expendable form and equip all our aircrafts with it.
by arvin
08 May 2020 14:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread
Replies: 1689
Views: 232712

Re: Kerala, Andhra and Tamil Nadu - news and strategy thread

TWITTER @OpIndia_com wrote Kerala: BJP fumes as Devaswom Board transfers Rs 5 crores from the Guruvayur Temple’s fixed deposits to CM’s relief fund https://t.co/YMtQoNyZkd https://twitter.com/OpIndia_com/status/1258654668705746945?s=19 __________________________ https://www.opindia.com/2020/05/kera...
by arvin
08 May 2020 07:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Balwaristan
Replies: 91
Views: 10990

Re: Balwaristan

Its good to merge Ladakh and this thread. IMO call it Ladakh, Gilgit and Baltistan since these are the officially used names. Balwaristan is difficult to locate on a map.

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