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by arvin
20 Feb 2021 09:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 7402

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Our current capability stands at 10 tons to LEO with a 4 meter dia fairing on GSLV mk3 . Getting to 100 tons will require atleast 2 intermediate waypoints. Maybe 20 tons by end of 2030 using semi-cryo and 50 tons by 2040. This is all linear scaling and unless someone disruptive comes along in Indian...
by arvin
18 Feb 2021 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221452

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

With CCM that has IIR, loosing lock will be less of a problem than non IIR plain vanilla types like sidewinder since former has got some 'intelligence' inside to see whats going on. Plus you will be homing in from quite some distance with datalink support and it would be extremely difficult to move ...
by arvin
16 Feb 2021 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221452

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If its uncooled, it could be operating in low portion of SWIR. There are commercial SWIR cameras available for industrial monitoring in which cooling is based on convection alone. Tonbo might optimized their camera for 2.5 km application and offloaded the image to the onboard processor that will tak...
by arvin
16 Feb 2021 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1127
Views: 280822

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Lot of creative ideas thrown here in last couple of posts.
Even P8Is that overflew Ladakh were capable of dropping Mk54 torpedos. That thing could sink a tank by momentum alone.
by arvin
07 Feb 2021 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1129081

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

With Navy planning to lease Panther helicopters, KA 226 case becomes even more weaker. With wrangling going on over indigenious content, It will eventually become a non-starter. Ideally Kamov should have targeted utility providers or farming companies for this jack of all trades.
by arvin
05 Feb 2021 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

It is a good idea to place a radar below, given it is storage bay anyways and it is empty. If it is some sort of rear facing radar, we might have a 360 coverage. Or a SAR like the famous Sentinel. With GaN modules, even the kitkat on the top coupled with radar on the nose, we will have a cost effec...
by arvin
03 Feb 2021 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116848

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Congratulations to all involved in this achievement. May this be the beginning of long order book to flow in next many years.
Hope this makes LCA case stronger for US Navy trainer requirement.
by arvin
02 Feb 2021 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Model of the DRDO’s ISTAR airborne battlefield and ground surveillance aircraft platform drops at #AeroIndia2021. ... Maybe do it on A320 as well instead of ERJ145? Agree 100% on this. We have barely come out of time consuming elaborate chai biskoot sessions spanning several years just to decide th...
by arvin
31 Jan 2021 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 116848

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

French also recently offered TALIOS. One more import and it will be kichdi.
Leonardo's expendable decoy Britecloud is something we should try to get since we dont have any in our fleet.
by arvin
31 Jan 2021 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

So the nose seems like holding an AESA going by the shape of it. If true and if its X band, I am salivating at the range it will be able to lock on given the power the platform can provide. I hope we develop an ultra long range air to air solution to take advantage of this.
by arvin
20 Jan 2021 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755375

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^ Nice pic of the Dauphin skeleton junk in Juhu aerodrome. Panther is the military version of Dauphin and any govt touching Panther will run the risk of resurrecting the ghost of Dauphin from its junkyard\graveyard. These ere not Dauphin, they are the Westland-30 which were based on the Westland ...
by arvin
19 Jan 2021 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2027
Views: 422992

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Quite impressive they used the 5th pylon of 747 to launch the 30 ton rocket. Able to place 300kg in polar orbit with a 2 stage rocket strapped to a commercial airplane is amazing. They are aiming for 100kg to moon, 70 kg to Venus and 50 kg to Mars in future. Changes the way inter planetary explorati...
by arvin
19 Jan 2021 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755375

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^^^
Nice pic of the Dauphin skeleton junk in Juhu aerodrome.
Panther is the military version of Dauphin and any govt touching Panther will run the risk of resurrecting the ghost of Dauphin from its junkyard\graveyard.
by arvin
15 Jan 2021 00:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221452

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Folks, kindly provide your feedback below. Thanks. https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1349670441317707776?s=20 ---> Thales which is offering STARStreak to Indian Army in cooperation with BDL says it's system is superior to all competitors and that the Strarstreak missile has three laser-guide...
by arvin
13 Jan 2021 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 65201

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Typically, that does not require big changes to the airframe. But it places restrictions on the envelop and a lot of time in qualifications. Thanks. I wish they would come later as versions mk3 or Mk4. Important that land version mk2 comes fast. Mahindra and Viking air have a tie up to promote the ...
by arvin
13 Jan 2021 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 65201

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Nice.
Since it's a major redesign going by recent tender, any chance of putting floats
to make it sea capable like twin otter 300.
Engine power of saras (895 kw) is almost double that of twin otter .
by arvin
05 Jan 2021 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

We already have the ELM 2060 on Su 30 that takes care of its SAR needs. That and P8i takes care of immediate requirements. Uttam can be scaled up, refined in parallel and integrated when planes arrive from Airbus. The elm 2060 official range on iai website is 170 km. For something that is housed in ...
by arvin
03 Jan 2021 18:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6087
Views: 1357126

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://swarajyamag.com/insta/govt-plans-to-provide-psu-private-companies-with-crime-records-database PSU Disinvestment: Union Government Invites Expressions Of Interest For 26% Stake Sale In BEML Along With Transfer Of Management Control Above Link points to some other story. Correct link below. h...
by arvin
03 Jan 2021 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Actually a large UTTAM based X-band radar opens up other things besides just EW. It could be a handy capability for generating SAR maps, and even tracking cruise missiles more precisely at least in a sector. With more workstations and crew it does open up some possibilities. Yes this is exactly wha...
by arvin
02 Jan 2021 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If we are going with the kitkat, I am hoping Airbus figures out a easy way to put a radar for frontal 60 degree coverage. If we manage 260 degree with the panel like the Wedetail, then frontal arc is 40 degrees. 300 degree coverage will be pretty good. May be a custom nose... Maybe put a X band lik...
by arvin
01 Jan 2021 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3795
Views: 755375

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Rafale towed decoy . Weight 67 kg. Can be carried by MWF also on outer wing pylon just like in Rafale. X-Guard Fibre Optic Towed Decoys onboard Indian Rafales fighters While X-gaurd can be deployed on Rafale, for MWF and rest of our fleet it would be worthwhile to develop own towed and expendable d...
by arvin
22 Dec 2020 14:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383576

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

The other treasury guy Motilal Vohra was also Covid +ve and admitted to AIIMs. At 92, wonder what his condition is ? Maybe all of them were counting Xi's notes sitting together in the vault and all of them got Xi's Virus. God acts in strange ways. I believe he recovered last month. Signora too has ...
by arvin
18 Dec 2020 06:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5370
Views: 1205187

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

Rolls Royce purchased a scrapped 747 from Qantas and used AEROTEC's services to make it a flying test bed. Air India's 747 are part of SPV along with other assets which are not meant for bidding sale. All it takes is a babu to move a pen to transfer from SPV to DRDO. Give AEROTEC some money and in 2...
by arvin
16 Dec 2020 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

With Boeing tasting success with its 737 series as ASW, Airbus might want to push A320 series into some military role. This might be an opening for them.
by arvin
16 Dec 2020 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3711
Views: 797793

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^^great if they do it. Will save cost and time.
Since the modification is to be done in europe, guess they are planning it on A321.
AI has 20 of them.
http://www.airindia.in/fleet-details.htm
by arvin
09 Dec 2020 23:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215596

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

. With the T-7 now entering production, and Boeing's deep involvement in USAF and USN Live-Virtual-Construct and Open Mission Systems upgrades and standards, any competitor (including US competitors) will have a very difficult time dislodging them. They are sitting pretty on a 400-500 aircraft prod...
by arvin
09 Dec 2020 12:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215596

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

Hurray....good news indeed.
It will be Naval LCA with strengthened undercarriage that will be offered. Other options US navy has is T-7 which is land based with little or zero
deck based capability.
by arvin
01 Dec 2020 16:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1110269

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The core of CFM 56 is GE contribution (HPC, Combustor and HPT) and is derived from B1 bomber and was built with Department of Defense funding. French dont have any contribution in that. Dont see any merit in that tweet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CFM_International_CFM56 The work split between the...
by arvin
29 Nov 2020 23:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 65201

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

https://www.nal.res.in/medias/content_image/other/1549/acd-200-20z-eoi-airframe.pdf Tender document for design of Saras mk2 tractor config. Good amount of details regarding work packages which have been split into 4 parts. Did not see this posted in this thread or Transport thread. Bid open date was...
by arvin
28 Nov 2020 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2225
Views: 407198

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The larger of the two radars posted in the picture you quoted is designed to handle both H2K against cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles. You can see that the cross range accuracy requirements are really influencing the size of the sensor. This is not a concern for a CRAM solution that ...
by arvin
28 Nov 2020 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2225
Views: 407198

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The X band inferometric fire-control radars used in the successful demonstration by the USAF in using a US Army Howitzer to guide a Hypervelocity projectile to intercept a cruise missile. I think eventually they will extend this to short range ballistic targets as well but that may require a differ...
by arvin
25 Nov 2020 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1383576

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Ahmed bites the dust. COVID. I guess he must have thanked Pappu and Antonia for signing MOUs with the Chinese while gasping on a ventilator. Good riddance to a disgusting rat. But I wonder what horrible secrets (about the Delhi branch of the Italian mafia) died with him. The other treasury guy Moti...
by arvin
23 Nov 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29100

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Ok. Aslesha does the same job as RPS 42 with the difference being former has a multi beam antenna while latter is a AESA. Weight at 190 kg may be limiting it to be static use. Worthwhile to reduce the form factor and weight (AESA...lesha ??) to make it vehicle mountable as seen on polaris and integ...
by arvin
22 Nov 2020 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29100

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Ok. Aslesha does the same job as RPS 42 with the difference being former has a multi beam antenna while latter is a AESA. Weight at 190 kg may be limiting it to be static use. Worthwhile to reduce the form factor and weight (AESA...lesha ??) to make it vehicle mountable as seen on polaris and integr...
by arvin
18 Nov 2020 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29100

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

For UAV engagement, we dont seem to have something similar to RPS-42 S-band radar by RADA, Israel. Hope DRDO develops something similar as part of biho replacement. Should not be difficult considering the expertise in S-band in other applications. This one is air cooled with far lower power consumpt...
by arvin
14 Nov 2020 10:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5266
Views: 1129081

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

KA 226 buy is pushing slogan Jai jawan, Jai kisan a little too far.
Russian items like Igla, AK 203, Mig 29, Akula were for battle field usage only.
by arvin
10 Nov 2020 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1193
Views: 251501

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Koreans are in fray for P75I. They and Navantia were allowed last minute entry.
by arvin
30 Oct 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1193
Views: 251501

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^^^ Kilos being long in tooth is precisely why they should be used as a test bed for testing new designs. It is the least risky option as we have already squeezed enough juice out of them. The RFI does mention 6 nos but also refer page 5 , point 6 -- Configuration of Cells inside modules. It clearly...
by arvin
30 Oct 2020 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1193
Views: 251501

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

https://twitter.com/singhshwetabh71/status/1321721854785069056?s=20 ---> So the Indian Navy just launched a RFI to develop a 500KWh (to be scaled upto 5MW) Li-ion batteries for 6 subs. Why is this important, cuz u might've heard about AIPs in SSKs, and know Navy is looking to add them to Kalvari Cl...
by arvin
12 Oct 2020 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4197
Views: 1221452

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...

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