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by Gyan
27 May 2018 14:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 516
Views: 62490

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: 582
Views: 104168

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: 1422
Views: 260575

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: 1422
Views: 260575

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: 1422
Views: 260575

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: 1422
Views: 260575

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: 2170
Views: 360143

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: 488196

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: 4086
Views: 330343

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: 3932
Views: 618125

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: 3687
Views: 650525

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: 3687
Views: 650525

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: 488196

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: 488196

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: 2630
Views: 361559

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: 4086
Views: 330343

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: 3687
Views: 650525

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: 4303
Views: 488090

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: 4303
Views: 488090

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: 169947

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: 4892
Views: 270392

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: 4303
Views: 488090

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: 3687
Views: 650525

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: 3932
Views: 618125

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: 66353

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: 488196

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: 4303
Views: 488090

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: 1579
Views: 192550

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: 1007
Views: 66353

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: 3687
Views: 650525

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: 4303
Views: 488090

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: 488196

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: 3932
Views: 618125

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: 661
Views: 80054

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: 516
Views: 62490

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: 4220
Views: 676666

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: 3932
Views: 618125

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: 3687
Views: 650525

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: 3932
Views: 618125

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

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