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by Gyan
27 Jan 2018 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463417

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: 3821
Views: 278609

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: 3820
Views: 576712

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: 3110
Views: 506468

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: 3110
Views: 506468

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: 463417

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: 463417

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: 2541
Views: 331695

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: 3821
Views: 278609

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: 3110
Views: 506468

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: 4011
Views: 404483

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: 4011
Views: 404483

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: 854
Views: 166903

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: 4160
Views: 202576

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: 4011
Views: 404483

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: 3110
Views: 506468

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: 3820
Views: 576712

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: 1005
Views: 60116

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: 463417

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: 4011
Views: 404483

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: 1311
Views: 141369

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 ...
by Gyan
25 Nov 2017 22:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1005
Views: 60116

Re: Solar energy in India

If you read last few pages of this thread, you will note that comparison has to be between dispatchable power not intermittent power.
by Gyan
20 Nov 2017 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3110
Views: 506468

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Between 2008 to 2016 Orders of Rs. 7500 crores were placed for ATGMs on BDL ie around 58,000 ATGMs. Info is easily available. 4000 and 4000 Milan. 15,000 and 10,000 Konkar. 25000 Vikhr.
by Gyan
16 Nov 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4011
Views: 404483

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

So import of M777 continues but Dhanush goes back for more trials?
by Gyan
15 Nov 2017 22:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 463417

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Vivek_K.... Tyagi was the fall guy in the Agusta case . The Babu/Neta combo is all prevailing and powerful. Defence officers are pawns to push a certain agenda. Do u seriously beleive Def officers can influence the babus..they are far too clever for the Def off !!! What does Babu/neta combo gain fr...
by Gyan
15 Nov 2017 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576712

Re: Small Arms Thread

Russians never abandoned 7.62x39. They supplement by adequate number of DMR Dragnov. Which is the policy being adopted by USA through refurbished M14, SR25, SCAR-H, G28, even scoped M16s. We just need to put back around 50,000 SLRs into action or INSAS 7.62x51 equipped with scopes by giving them to...
by Gyan
11 Nov 2017 18:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: GST - Discussion on all aspects.
Replies: 628
Views: 65795

Re: GST - Discussion on all aspects.

12% and 18% rates can be easily combined at 15%. If required 28% can be hiked to 30%. So we will get 5, 15 and 30% rates.
by Gyan
07 Nov 2017 22:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39833

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

Karthik S wrote:Image

Potential jaichand.


Does he even have any worthwhile info? Seems like a guy on sidelines.
by Gyan
07 Nov 2017 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605360

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Or an old 4 ENGINED Airbus 330? Ask German help to modify it as engine test platform
by Gyan
07 Nov 2017 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576712

Re: Small Arms Thread

Russians never abandoned 7.62x39. They supplement by adequate number of DMR Dragnov. Which is the policy being adopted by USA through refurbished M14, SR25, SCAR-H, G28, even scoped M16s. We just need to put back around 50,000 SLRs into action or INSAS 7.62x51 equipped with scopes by giving them to ...
by Gyan
07 Nov 2017 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3110
Views: 506468

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The real reason for Lakshya programme was always to develop enabling technologies for cruise missile. But HAL could not make PTAE7 without foreign components. Mainly French. Hence engine could not be used in cruise missile due to MTCR. Hence either all components of turbojet engine has been indigeni...
by Gyan
07 Nov 2017 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576712

Re: Small Arms Thread

The whole attempt seems to be to find some rationale to justify imports.

The cost of INSAS 30,000 rupees. Overhead is 50% + profit, hence actual cost around 12,000. Marginal cost may be only 5,000
by Gyan
06 Nov 2017 12:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39833

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

MBS seems to have struck a deal with Trump, in which all princes funding people opposed to Trump Camp ie helping Clinton gang may have "also" been purged. Trump may be trying to cut off funding for anti-Trump Media & lobbying in USA from foreign sources . In return, Trump will increase...
by Gyan
05 Nov 2017 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 360
Views: 39833

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

pravula wrote:Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

The king had decreed the creation of a powerful new anti-corruption committee, headed by the crown prince, only hours before the committee ordered the arrests.


Saudi = Turkey = China
by Gyan
05 Nov 2017 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3820
Views: 576712

Re: Small Arms Thread

Ace = insas 1c design
Galil = insas 7.62x51 design
Mciws = hk 416
Ghatak = AKM
Tavor = bullpub INSAS never adopted by Army
by Gyan
04 Nov 2017 09:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Out-of-India - From Theory to Truth: Part 2
Replies: 4160
Views: 202576

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

It's good addition to my reading list. There is strong opinion that some Indian religious texts were back dated around 500AD. This is being tackled by Indian Scholars like Nilesh Oak. My limited contribution is to add that if we assume Civilization began at Ice Age Maximum ie 20,000 BC then everythi...
by Gyan
04 Nov 2017 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4011
Views: 404483

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Gyan, If you read the aerodynamics papers on PGK type canard fuzes, they need the projectile to spin and won't work with rockets which are fin stabilized. They need some other version for non-spinning projectiles. Diehl had a 120 mm mortar round with flip-out fins and laser guidance package. Agree....
by Gyan
04 Nov 2017 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 19005

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

X-Post... Things are done in India only when survival is in danger; IAF's needs are a necessity that too when relations with the neighbor go sour , Tejas or for that matter any weapons development are NOT, we would have never made the TN device or even the Agni had these items be available for purc...
by Gyan
02 Nov 2017 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4011
Views: 404483

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Leaving aside technical nomenclature. Smoothbore tank cannons use sealing rings to seal the escape of gases. Rifled tank cannons firing sabot rounds use slipping rings which neutralise effect of rifling grooves & reduce spin. Rifled barrels firing He or Heat shells use driving bands or rings to ...

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