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by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

A major advantage of the I-Derby ER is that it uses the same missile envelope. Unlike the AAIM-120D or Meteor, I-Derby ER will be compatible with aircraft currently cleared to carry Derby. RAFAEL claims it will be able to deliver 80% of the Meteor’s performance at a third of its cost. It is also sup...
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

My guess for timeline:- Start of expansion of production line to 16 aircraft Initial Dummy radar within one year to design and test connection points Actual radar for first MKIA within 2 years Bulk supply of Radars within 3 years along with roll out of first MKIA and completion of expansion of produ...
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Derby ER, Astra 2, Astra Ramjet will be adequate for LCA MKIA.

Anyway, I can bet Europeans shall integrate meteor both with ELTA & Uttam, once MKIA starts rolling out.

Shukla is claiming 250km range for meteor missile. Reeeeeaaaalllly. :rotfl:
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Israeli radar means Tejas won’t have Meteor missile Shookla ji just posted this.. Shameless pimping for a particular company. Anyhow, award of deal & signing of contract with ELTA means that MKIA is on roll and there will not be any lull in production line. IIRC first radar will be delivered wi...
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 606651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

It seems that weight of even heaviest commercial satellites is stabilising around 6 tons in foreseeable future. Hence our GSLV using single SCE with lift capacity of 6-7 tons GTO may evolve as workhorse like PSLV.
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 09:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350969

Re: Indus Water Treaty

IIRC the average power generation of SALAL DAM is less than 10% which counts as dead
by Gyan
10 Dec 2018 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Let's hope for atleast 4 LCA in Dec, Jan, Feb, March each. Which will take annual production to 7 aircraft.
by Gyan
08 Dec 2018 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969215

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

My guess:- Helina IR guided 7-8km range Sant IR guided 20 km range MLPGM RF guided 7-8km range Dhruvastra RF guided 20km range My guess for Rudras Rudra 1 NGARM Rudra 2 IR guided, something like kh-38 Rudra 3 RF guided, all 3 same airframes, can be used as AShM also My guess for NSM-SR Missile with ...
by Gyan
08 Dec 2018 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969215

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Thx for explanations.

I think short range naval missile is called NSM-SR with substantially different airframe compared to NGARM.

Incidentally, NGARM has estimated weight of 550kg with warhead of only 60kg, which means it's real range may be 200km rather than 100km.

So Rudras remain an enigma.
by Gyan
07 Dec 2018 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969215

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Can some one explain difference between SANT, Dhruvastra & Helina?

For Rudra 1,2,3 My guess is ARM, IR guided & MMW guided using similar weapon platforms
by Gyan
05 Dec 2018 13:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350969

Re: Indus Water Treaty

If it's workable then why is Salal Dam dead.
by Gyan
27 Nov 2018 09:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350969

Re: Indus Water Treaty

That's was the whole issue of Arbitration? Either Babu intentionally sabotaged or was unprepared & just came along for foreign trip.

No one in sane mind makes such a huuuge blunder. All indian hydro power projects on western rivers are compromised irretrievably.
by Gyan
27 Nov 2018 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

Army import Dalals want to do Carl Gustaf to Indian small arms. Theoratically we are manufacturing M3 design for 10 years BUT

only 25% components Indigenization from imported raw material & sub assemblies. Basically we just make the handle of such a basic fire arm requirement is 10%
by Gyan
27 Nov 2018 09:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

INSAS can fire NATO full power round.

Almost all 5.56mm rifles had huge problems till everyone adopted SIG layout. Rotary bolt, steel metal receiver and lower receiver opening.

Top receiver/dust cover opening & plastic receivers are failed design decisions
by Gyan
26 Nov 2018 18:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350969

Re: Indus Water Treaty

IIRC our Irrigation Secretary ie Babu made a concession in oral evidence that sedimentation control can be made by other methods.

Now how to get over this decision?
by Gyan
26 Nov 2018 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

Please note the term "marginal" cost. When we manufacture in OFB, basically we are paying "marginal cost" but for imports we pay full cost. My numbers are not off. And assuming full cost of Rs. 80,000 for Caracal, was OFB ever presented such an opportunity? Hint:- Marginal cost i...
by Gyan
25 Nov 2018 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

INSAS is very bad but compared to what? Has there been comparative trials with Indian ammo of MCIWS & INSAS with foreign contenders? Fast track procedure means no GSQRs and no formalised trials and no comparitive trials for imports. Then why same benefit NOT given to INSAS or MCIWS? Why have all...
by Gyan
23 Nov 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

Before INSAS system the IA had 7.62x51 SLR and LMGs. All using same cartridge. When 5.56x45 mm was viable, the IA wanted a small arms system that uses the cartridge. This resulted in INSAS rifle, carbine and LMG. Carbine failed the IA tests and won't go into it. Rifle on paper looks good with right...
by Gyan
23 Nov 2018 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

Manish You have pointed out design thinking which emerged in 1970s and 1980s. Now after prolonged conflicts it's being revised and 7.62*51 is making come back. whether it is India or abroad the marketing by arms manufacture also plays a major factor in the articles you read on the social and formal ...
by Gyan
23 Nov 2018 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969215

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Stingers are also slightly outdated as it's upgrade programme was not cleared by Congress. If we had to prefer Russian, then why bother about tender, could have gone ahead with Govt to Govt deal with them for Verpa. Iglas S is much older design
by Gyan
23 Nov 2018 13:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969215

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Our GSQRs are so stringent that everything will fail some requirement or other. Though I think among IR guided manpads only Mistral has FPA and both Stinger & Igla S do not have FPA. Even our NAG and Nag mini has FPA. We just need a Manpads version of Nag Mini but then imports are essential. So ...
by Gyan
23 Nov 2018 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

My restated 11 person section :- So something like this can be done, in 11 men section 2 carbine 5.56 with ubgl or AR with UBGL 2 mag fed 5.56 LMG or AR with bipod 2 dmr 7.62*51 with secondary LMG role 1 LMG belt fed 7.62*51 as main fire base 1 Anti material rifle 12.7mm primarily to shoot through c...
by Gyan
22 Nov 2018 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Order for Radars and Engines for LCAMK1A must be placed by March 2019 otherwise a gap will appear in the production schedule when the assembly lines would be idle. It takes around four years for a fighter aircraft to roll out after long lead items are ordered. If I remember correctly the tender for ...
by Gyan
21 Nov 2018 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

WHo says the LMG was a good weapon? Muzzle velocity is not the only thing. It had similar inherent design flaws as the INSAS and you have seen the video on BR itself about its reliability issues. Sachin saab, nobody is overlooking inherent design flaws in Insas LMG. It's just that the OFB bullet in...
by Gyan
21 Nov 2018 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

Caracal 5.56 deal seems to have been cancelled.
by Gyan
21 Nov 2018 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3090
Views: 350969

Re: Indus Water Treaty

In December 2013, the Court of Arbitration decided the drawdown question in favor of Pakistan and held that India was not entitled to drawdown the water level of a reservoir for “maintenance” purposes. The Court further specifically held that sediment control could not be construed as an “unforesee...
by Gyan
21 Nov 2018 10:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2130
Views: 180043

Re: Understanding the US - Again

GE is solid in power, engines etc but it's slow business. It's attempt to play the market through finance & insurance business for windfall profits has screwed a great company.
by Gyan
20 Nov 2018 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5087
Views: 969215

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Each Barak 8 is around USD 4 MILLION
by Gyan
18 Nov 2018 09:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 729486

Re: Levant crisis - III

Or USA is telling MBS, Who is the Daddy Now

Or USA wants to do Sunni vs Sunni to make Turkey & Saudis duke it out
by Gyan
17 Nov 2018 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

Due to better propellants and metallurgy there is hardly any difference between 5.56*45 DMR, LMG, Rifle, Carbine. As seen in HK 416 IAR. Faster & cooler propellant allows shorter barrel and better metallurgy allows for thinner barrel. 5.56*45 round is more versatile & adopting AK is regressi...
by Gyan
12 Nov 2018 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2130
Views: 180043

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I think situation of Trump is of a democratic leader facing insurrection by warlords err money lords. Last 50 years only top 1% in USA got rich. Trump might upset the apple cart.
by Gyan
12 Nov 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The time for fitting out the aircraft after the structure is ready has been discussed as anything from 3 months to 9 months. So, Flight of SP16 By March 2019 will be touch & go. Does AAR continue to be a requirement of FOC or has it been shifted to MK1A? How many IAF version 2 seater are flying?...
by Gyan
11 Nov 2018 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2130
Views: 180043

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Purchase from USA of offensive weapons

Harpoons
Apache
Hellfire
Stinger
M777
Asraam - mainly USA components
LCA engines
Naval turbine engines
by Gyan
11 Nov 2018 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2982
Views: 625424

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018


This pic is monochromatic but seems to indicate 8-9 LCA aircraft on the production floor
by Gyan
10 Nov 2018 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 1566
Views: 127919

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

China has never given any rea aid to Pakistan it has only siphoned off the money pumped in by USA and Saudi Arabia into Pakistan to sell crap to Pakistan There was no reason to believe that China will change its behaviour except in the convulated mind of Pakistani strategists Gwadar and Silk route m...
by Gyan
10 Nov 2018 09:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1962
Views: 251630

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I personally feel that General thrust of US Trade demands on India is fair. We need to reduce importing Chinese Crap and encourage more US imports. China uses top Indian industrialists to influence policy makers to change customs duty profile in its favour. US uses blunt stick as it's difficult for ...
by Gyan
09 Nov 2018 11:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2130
Views: 180043

Re: Understanding the US - Again

I think Trump is getting diverted into excessive focus on Latin Migration which will hurt him in 2020 He needs to focus back into economy. Get good jobs for poor blacks, Latinos who feel being left out AND THEN make it into US Vs them, ie poor Vs rich rather than whites Vs non whites It's extraordin...
by Gyan
08 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2130
Views: 180043

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Deep State always stands by its Guys
by Gyan
08 Nov 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708876

Re: Small Arms Thread

Basically it has to be either 7.62*39 or 5.56*45 not both. INSAS design became outdated by 2000s and this was realised by DRDO Itself. But in spite of their begging for permission to start a new design, GSQRs was released only in 2008, which turned into MCI WS. Indian 5.56 round has a slower burning...
by Gyan
08 Nov 2018 15:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2130
Views: 180043

Re: Understanding the US - Again

It's possible that trump entered into quick deals with Canada and Mexico in order to prevent opening up too many fronts Future actions in relation to China and auto imports will indicate whether he means business or he is just making noise Incidentally republicans have lost popular vote in three sta...

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