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by Gyan
18 Sep 2019 08:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3285
Views: 709409

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

I suspect that Meteor issue is being used to modulate public opinion for additional 36 Rafales
by Gyan
17 Sep 2019 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2258
Views: 428397

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

We have around 6 Rustum-2 Airframes completed
by Gyan
16 Sep 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1061
Views: 302176

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

LCA MK I FOC was 6000 crores in 2010
Now, using dollar rate and tagging on USD inflation, we come to 48000 crore for 83 LCA MK1A. Hence with some improvements a price of 55000 to 60000 crores is reasonable.

Now compare increase in prices of
Phalcons
Akula SSNs
Conventional submarines
Talwar Frigates
by Gyan
15 Sep 2019 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I think high volume assault rifle barrels require costly machinery but low volume sniper rifle barrels require fraction of investment.
by Gyan
15 Sep 2019 22:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 701
Views: 107483

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

We must learn to analyze possible reasons of policy changes by Indian Govt. What if we are dumping Iran to get into good books of Saudis, USA, Israel and trying to chop off support base of Pakistan? Saudis along with GCC can provide lot of benefits to India.
by Gyan
15 Sep 2019 19:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1903
Views: 323576

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Trump confirms killing of Osama bin Laden's son Hamza, putting spotlight on Pakistan - Chidanand Rajghatta | TNN .... .... While the White House statement did not go into precise details of how he was eliminated, accounts that first surfaced on social media claimed Hamza was being escorted in a Pak...
by Gyan
15 Sep 2019 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13515

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

Would HTT40 be useful for CAS in mountains due to its slower speed & better turning radius compared to jet aircraft or vulnerable helicopters?
by Gyan
12 Sep 2019 22:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347448

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Whether dropping Bolton will have effect on Pakistan & China policy of USA?
by Gyan
10 Sep 2019 22:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3091
Views: 347448

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Bolton has been fired. Is it plus or minus for India? Was he pro Pakistan or Taliban or Anti Terrorism?
by Gyan
07 Sep 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1061
Views: 302176

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

The Acceptance of Necessity given by the Defence Ministry over two years ago was Rs 50,000 crore but the price determined by the ministry's cost committee was reduced to around Rs 45,000 crore. So they wasted 2-years just to reduce the price by Rs 5,000 crore [from Rs 50,000 crore to Rs 45,000 cror...
by Gyan
07 Sep 2019 10:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^^ Which brings us back to the conclusion that there are currently no helmets that meet or exceed NIJ level III protection. The best commercially available, non weight prohibitive level of protection available is level IIIA which is what the helmets being procured meet. Jugaad https://twitter.com/j...
by Gyan
05 Sep 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8465

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

No. Internal fuel would be much higher. ha! didn't even notice Indranil had already responded to the 4 ton right above my objection. Good to see confirmation. 4 tons figure has been around for a long time but if back calculations of figures given on display or using MTOW of 29 tons is done then we ...
by Gyan
02 Sep 2019 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8465

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

As per info slide in the Discussion panel, first flight is 2032? Though DRDO person says 7-8 years, which is 2027.

But this figure of 4 tons internal fuel has been around for long time. Anything less than 8 tons would be a disappointment
by Gyan
01 Sep 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8465

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

The IAF person is debate is clearly dissatisfied with only 4 tons internal fuel but then insists that AMCA should remain medium and not add more weight & go into heavy category. Why? What's wrong with heavy category? Seems a nice Gentleman but I can imagine what DRDO/ADA is facing. Must have 100...
by Gyan
01 Sep 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8465

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Rajya Sabha TV debate mentions

125kn engines, with 3D TVC
29 tons MTOW
4 tons internal fuel
85% composite use in Airframe
Max speed 2.3mach
Sustained super cruise 1.6 Mach
AESA Radar
IRST
8 weapon points ( but pics show 12?)
by Gyan
01 Sep 2019 19:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 6129

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

I wonder if these anti Indian liberals can be confronted for supporting

Anti Gay
Anti Women

Movement by opposing Repeal of 35A/370. This will hurt their liberal platform
by Gyan
01 Sep 2019 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1685
Views: 428690

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Asraam seems to have good maneuvering capabilities without TVC, Mid body fins or side firing motors. This means that future BVR missiles might be dual use as CCM + BVR.

While BVR itself will morf into VLR-BVR
by Gyan
31 Aug 2019 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Actually, purchasing silicon carbide Raw Material and sintering it into Helmets is relatively low tech.

Even new US ECH helmets offer more protection but not really bullet proof.
by Gyan
31 Aug 2019 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I am not able to locate it on website, internet but when we Visited Def Expo, SMPP was displaying Helmets with Ceramic components, plates similar to BPJ, which were bullet proof for 7.62*39. Something like this, scroll down for helmet https://defense-update.com/20170715_defense-technology-innovation...
by Gyan
30 Aug 2019 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1685
Views: 428690

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IIR is/was used in AAM as it's cheaper, lighter not because it's better compared to RF seeker. Its possible that Astra MK1 cost & maneuverabilty has improved to an extent that it can play the role of both CCM & BVR. Even MICA apart from cost is expected to play both roles. For eg, ASRAAM is ...
by Gyan
29 Aug 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1685
Views: 428690

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

DRDO cites Astra as CCM + BVR. Perhaps that's why it has big mid body fins.
by Gyan
28 Aug 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Ceramic Helmets have come in now. Among others Same Company from which BPJs have been ordered also manufactures ceramic reinforced Helmets.

Google it
by Gyan
27 Aug 2019 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 914654

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

GE 414 Engine is only USD 5 Million, how come Jaguar upgrade engineering be is USD 13 Million each?
by Gyan
26 Aug 2019 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1061
Views: 302176

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

My Estimated Cost of LCA MK1 Components Power Pack ie Engine, Gear Box, fuel injection system = USD 5 Million Radar, Jammer, IFF, DRFM, MAAWS , Chaff Dispensers= USD 5 Million Actuators and FBW System = USD 2 Million Fuel System = USD 1 Million Cockpit Equipment, HMCS, HOTAS, HUD = USD 2 Million Ej...
by Gyan
26 Aug 2019 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011
Replies: 4316
Views: 230812

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 4 July 2011

What about installing Turbines from Larsan Toubro or BHEL, they have some of the best power turbines and suffering due to lack of Orders?
by Gyan
25 Aug 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1061
Views: 302176

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

Actually it may be indirect way of forcing the foreign vendors of LCA components to reduce prices. My guess is reduction will mostly come from foreign vendors like Engine, Radar etc.
by Gyan
25 Aug 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 914654

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

If HAL/DRDO are looking at Reaper and Avenger Class UCAVs then we will need both Turboprop engine and turbofan engine
Turbofan Engine requirement will met by HTFE and Kaveri.
I wonder if HTSE can have a turboprop variant of 1500hp class for a Reaper Class UCAV
by Gyan
25 Aug 2019 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 914654

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Should not HAL be doing this Single Crystal blade casting. After all who else in India would have such technology lying around? And it's odd that we have still not indigenised Adour Engine after 40 years
by Gyan
25 Aug 2019 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2258
Views: 428397

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Some tweets of Harsh Vardhan Thakur seems to indicate that Apart from Rustom 2, India has two more UAVs in Reaper and Avenger Class under development.
by Gyan
25 Aug 2019 00:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3153
Views: 403120

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Yes, what is Indus Water is also open to interpretation? As per the sentence made bold & red above.
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Another major deficiency is bullet proof helmets with protection against atleast mild steel 7.62*39 bullets and mid power day light scopes like ACOG. While there has been movement for new helmets that can protect against 9mm rounds but better ceramic helmets are not been procured even though they ca...
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Anyway changing the topic, there has been no major order for infantry NVDs after 2013 when 30000 were ordered. These NVDs are being delivered @5000 approx per annum. There is lack of open source data on infantry level thermal imagers for small arms but I think around 1000 have been procured in ad ho...
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11108

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

My conjecture is that it's 1500 INSAS rifles and not 500 but I cannot prove it.
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 914654

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Can our Resident Experts comment on HTFE & HTSE also?

What's the comparison between say, HTSE & Airdiden-3 Turbomeca engine?

Similarly, Al-55 & HTFE?

Are the specifications realistic, achievable? Are the engines future ready?
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 385
Views: 96229

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Unfortunately, OFB is running only 10-15 years late in enhancing production of Pinaka rockets as they did not issue requisite tenders for machinery & civil works. Great going or my theory ....Smerch lobby?
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 385
Views: 96229

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Our understanding of MBRL is outdated. It WAS an Corps level Area weapon because of cost & inaccuracy. Around 4%-8% of range Now at 50km, even unguided MRBL are 1%-2% of range, with INS 100m, GPS+INS 25m And IR guided with datalink potentially 5m Using costly guided or PGM shells with shorter ra...
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 385
Views: 96229

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Incorrect. Order for only 2 additional ATAGS has been given for testing
by Gyan
24 Aug 2019 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 217
Views: 38431

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Air India, NTC are PSUs

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