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by Gyan
19 Jun 2018 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4267
Views: 688821

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

These 2 slides tell about Kaveri engine National Competence in Marine Gas Turbine Propulsion Presentation By Cdr C H V Sudhakar, Indian Navy http://ficci.in/events/22716/ISP/Cdr-CHV-Sudhakar-Navy.pdf National Competence in Marine Propulsion – The Road Ahead Presentation By Cdr Manish Singh,Indian...
by Gyan
18 Jun 2018 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 514928

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Note :- "Next Step"
by Gyan
17 Jun 2018 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3453
Views: 416797

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Apache helicopters seem to be a solution which is looking for a problem. If we have to oblige USA then we should purchase equipment which is difficult to sanction and will add immediately needed capability. In my view we should persuade USA to Sell us thermal imagers and night vision devices If we h...
by Gyan
16 Jun 2018 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It seems

Astra is 160kg, Astra Ramjet 250kg
QRSAM might be 200-250kg
Akash NG around 350-400kg range
by Gyan
11 Jun 2018 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 514928

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The development trials showed barrel gets worn out around 3000 rounds. So these guns are in first quartile. OFB needs to make spare barrels for future. Thats all. I like the Dhanush for its affordability and as better than the Soltam upgrade. Do you mean to say, barrel gets worn out after "100...
by Gyan
10 Jun 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 514928

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

As per General VK Singh, first basic prototypes of Dhanush have been firing since 2013. That means almost 6 years of testing.
by Gyan
06 Jun 2018 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Future Astra is not based on the Brahmos motor at all. If anything there are lessons learnt from Akash. But the motor and fuel in general is very different. Meanwhile, Akash NG will most likely be canisterized. The inside of that canister (for testing its short burn motor) measures 367 mm X 367 mm ...
by Gyan
06 Jun 2018 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:I thought of them while typing the message, but I don't know if those 1kN and 2.75 kN engines are tied to anything.


My guess would be stealth design Anti Ship subsonic cruise missile will use 2.75kn engine.
by Gyan
05 Jun 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Yes a 700 kg, subsonic sea skimmer is a gap in our desi development. Nirbhay is the closest thing that we have in development now. But, a smaller lighter version may be desirable for smaller boats. How can you forget your posts about various types of small turbojet engines being developed by DRDO? ...
by Gyan
31 May 2018 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Astra is labelled as both CCM and BVR in lots of DRDO brochures
by Gyan
30 May 2018 22:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308619

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

Inspite of extensive use of DIRCM in Syria, our IAF seems to be negligent on this score.
by Gyan
27 May 2018 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 575
Views: 69537

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

The only way Prince Salman could have been assassinated is, if his Pakistani Guards collaborated with the Assassins.
by Gyan
19 May 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 124092

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

LCA MK1 has excessively large wing compared to any Single Engined Aircraft. Size of the the wing has been moderated in AMCA. A longer LCA MK2 with a relatively smaller wing, may do the trick, as the drag will be reduced.
by Gyan
07 May 2018 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1543
Views: 301027

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

I think there is no point being impatient. It would be ok if no LCA roles out for first 6 months and then 12 LCA roll out in next 6 months. We should start looking at the calendar only after July 2018. Personally I would be good with 8 LCA is last four months, and will be calm till December 2018.
by Gyan
31 Mar 2018 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1543
Views: 301027

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

To complete 40 LCA, it will take another 4 years for HAL @ 6 to 10 per annum. For 83 LCA, I assume rate will pick upto 16 per annum ie another 5 years, though 24 per annum is preferable. For next 200 Mk2, it may be another 8 years even @ 36 per annum, so 48 per annum is required.
by Gyan
30 Mar 2018 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1543
Views: 301027

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

I hope that HAL manufactures atleast 6 LCA in FY 2018-19 but 9 would be super.
by Gyan
28 Mar 2018 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1543
Views: 301027

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

Let's hope for 6 to 8 LCA next year 2018-2019
by Gyan
08 Mar 2018 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2172
Views: 363019

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

It's possible that Austrian Engine is only 170hp while the indigenous engine is targeting the requirement of 220hp
by Gyan
27 Jan 2018 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492760

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I think Moksha for LCA will be achieved only when we order additional 100 LCA in AJT variant powered with Kaveri Engine
by Gyan
27 Jan 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341507

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

The IAF's maintenance issues if any with IL-76s and 78s, would've been bdcos these birds were earlier made in Uzbekistan, no more any longer.Series production of new IL476s and equiv tankers, etc. are now being made totally in Russia.If the platform is so troublesome why are we then getting 2 more ...
by Gyan
26 Jan 2018 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4014
Views: 636121

Re: Small Arms Thread

IIRC, OFB manufacturers 7.62x63 rifle for civilian use. So OFB can easily manufacture a military version of the said rifle for long range ie up to 1200m , sniping.
by Gyan
24 Jan 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

As per 1960s studies of NASA, as a thumb rule Ramjet missile has 3 times range of Conventional Solid fueled missile of Same Weight. On this basis I have been claiming for 10 years on BRF itself that Brahmos Hi-Hi-Hi dive range should be 900km or so. The Hi-Hi-lofted-Hi-Glide range can be upto 1600km.
by Gyan
21 Jan 2018 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I have a small query. Are the first stage solid fuel motors for the following missiles:-

Sagrika, Shaurya
PDV, Target missile for BMD
Pralay

All similar? Do they all have diameter of 0.74m?
by Gyan
21 Jan 2018 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492760

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Perhaps I am wrong. Between 20 th March 2017 till 19 th Jan 2018, which is ten months, TWO LCA were produced rather than ONE as I wrongly claimed. Someone wants to save honour & dignity of HAL by changing date of first flight of SP4, and then adding prospective future LCA to the mix. If IAF has ...
by Gyan
19 Jan 2018 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492760

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

It seems in last 10 months only one LCA has been produced by two production lines? The total LCA that are expected to be produced in 2017-2018 is around 3. Hence my past comments, hated by everyone here, that HAL production capacity is only 4 per annum and even that limited production line is incomp...
by Gyan
17 Jan 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2724
Views: 376026

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Spike is a runaway export success. Belgium has purchased them and so has Romania in recent days. UK used them in Afghanistan as well, with success. Germany, Poland, list is huge. https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-british-army-secretly-sent-israeli-missiles-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-3cc1f62437ea Th...
by Gyan
17 Jan 2018 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 341507

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Remember Scorpene Escalations???
by Gyan
15 Jan 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The Benefits of MRSAM-LRSAM may really be realised into AKASH MK1S & AKASH NG missiles.
by Gyan
01 Jan 2018 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 514928

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Bulk production clearance has NOT been given to Dhanush. Hence the earliest possible time for 1st production howitzer to roll out is 2020. ATAGS is not even an order yet, only hope. More M777 will be ordered around 2020 and Dhanush & ATAGS will be termed as too heavy.
by Gyan
31 Dec 2017 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 514928

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

ATAGS and Dhanush "actual" orders will continue to be delayed for one test or another. M777 was cleared in less than one day after barrel explosions but Arjun saga for indigenous Howitzers goes on.
by Gyan
31 Dec 2017 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 869
Views: 174247

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

RE KARAN

AN updated of all Radar programmes will be very welcome like your missile list.
by Gyan
09 Dec 2017 09:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4967
Views: 281235

Re: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2

A small query:- What date is Nilesh Oak giving to Vedas? Also is he saying Vedas, Ramayan, Mahabharat, refers to events pre Harappa?
by Gyan
09 Dec 2017 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 514928

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

OFB Large barrel manufacturing capacity is around 200 barrels per ANNUM. This capacity has to cater to T-72/90 barrels also, which requirement is itself around 100-200 barrels per annum. The project for augmenting this capacity is under execution for last 10+ years. Last I heard OFB has finalised th...
by Gyan
04 Dec 2017 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3999
Views: 707409

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

This Akash 1S program was finished at double speed. India has truly turned the corner in missiles. How many kinds of missiles have we developed in the last 5 years. I wish they quickly grant this jingo's wish: a WVR AAM please. Actually Astra was supposed to cheap enough to be used as WVR also, tho...
by Gyan
04 Dec 2017 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4014
Views: 636121

Re: Small Arms Thread

INSAS LMG and UBGL are two small arms which are being rapidly inducted into the Army in last 5 years at the rate of around 5000-8000 each per annum.
by Gyan
04 Dec 2017 08:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 67927

Re: Solar energy in India

Indian Nirvana lies in Indigenous PHWRs using imported nuclear fuel. But anyway, back to electric cars. The new model of Roadstar and Truck unveiled by Tesla has performance specifications 3 times more than any current vehicle. It seems they have been able to improve battery performance, cost, weigh...
by Gyan
04 Dec 2017 08:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 492760

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Hal seems to be doing everything possible NOT to produce LCA. While Hal Chairman has produced 100 interviews talking about potential to produce 24 LCA per annum but HAL has actually produced total of only 2 IOC LCA in last 8-9 months. Seems Dalal lobby, IAF, HAL are happy at the current situation. ...
by Gyan
02 Dec 2017 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4429
Views: 514928

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The pious intention of ordering 414 Dhanush has been in news for 2 years. Similarly there is at least 2 years of paperwork to be dealt with before actual order & payment of advance for 50 ATAGS
by Gyan
26 Nov 2017 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1589
Views: 198299

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

In an emergency do or die situation, I expect tanks to be moving towards 105mm artillery. In that situation from 3km onwards, artillery can engage tanks in direct fire mode as deviation from targeted position will be minimal ( if tanks are moving towards artillery positions). Though 105mm artillery ...

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