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by Arun.prabhu
27 Jun 2019 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306212

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Spike unit cost is, Iirc, between 50 and 100kUSD. Anything more indicates major corruption or Israe taking us to the cleaners.

uddu wrote:Seems the Spike which is an MPATGM cost 4 times more at 2 million dollars.
by Arun.prabhu
13 Jun 2019 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306212

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

That's too bad. BVR missiles once again proved to be miserable failures in the post Ballot fracas. We should be investing in short range missiles, much better ECM, and any number of other things that will help us close with the enemy for a decisive engagement.
by Arun.prabhu
30 May 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306212

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I have come to think of it as the armed forces kicking the can down the line. We see it with every product that is developed indigenously.

ArjunPandit wrote:^^can't we put the existing design in production and then make the changes in subsequent blocks?
by Arun.prabhu
30 May 2019 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1312
Views: 306212

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not that hard to guess, but I'll keep mum.

Zynda wrote:^^It is intentional...the changes mentioned are being carried out not because there is anything wrong with Nirbhay (AFAIK)...can't say anything more than this here.
by Arun.prabhu
20 May 2019 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531957

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

1. An army that isn't highly mechanized isn't going to be fast at anything if it's soldiers are overloaded with armor, weapons and what not. Reducing soldier load - patrol, march and combat - makes for faster soldiers who aren't tired out of their wits and who can think and act fast. Even in an mech...
by Arun.prabhu
20 May 2019 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531957

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The medieval European knights used to do that. Wear armor all the time so that it became almost a second skin.The armor was so well designed that they could dance in it. The knights also rode on horses and every time they fought someone competent and did not obey the unstated rules of combat as foll...
by Arun.prabhu
20 May 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531957

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Thus totally ignoring the theatre where there'll be a real shooting war. I'll question the sanity of a policy that tries to equip soldiers for counterinsurgency ops with low tempo, short duration engagements as against a real war. Try running short sprints up or downhill while bearing 40/50 pounds o...
by Arun.prabhu
19 May 2019 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3817
Views: 531957

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The thing with armor that no one seems to get is that apart from protecting soldiers, the armor makes them as slow as snails. The modern US infantryman's armor weighs about 7.5 kgs with SAPI inserts. That's on top of his gun, his reloads, his communication gear and whatever else he has to carry. Wha...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Apr 2019 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30427

Re: Tactics & military craft

It's good that the posts are permitted.

ramana wrote:Arun, Why will mods remove the link? As it is we have a dearth of trained members and materials.
So it will stay.
by Arun.prabhu
26 Apr 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30427

Re: Tactics & military craft

The mods will probably remove this, but this is Training for War by the same Lt. Col. (retd) Tom Kratman. It discusses the five functions of training soldiers and has some nice vignettes from the real world as well as from Carreraverse (the book that I'd quoted in my previous post.) https://www.baen...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Apr 2019 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30427

Re: Tactics & military craft

Correct. Every battlefield is unique. What needs to be trained into soldiers and their leaders is problem solving skills. "There are five functions to training; only five things we can expect out of training. One: Skill training, the individual, leader, and collective tasks that soldiers and un...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Apr 2019 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 346
Views: 30427

Re: Tactics & military craft

That sort of thing requires experienced soldiers, NCOs, trainers, leaders, etc as well as officers from the requisite MOS to oversee civilians who think they have a tactical acumen and/or contribute material themselves. I was hoping eventually we get something like this. Alas it was not to be!!! htt...
by Arun.prabhu
23 Apr 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209189

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

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar_cross-section Size is also a factor. It is just that shape and material have far more impact. ^^ Ben Rich, who was program manager for F117 program, wrote in his book, and I quote: "He told me later that he was surprised to learn with flat surfaces, the amo...
by Arun.prabhu
23 Apr 2019 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209189

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

Wrong. RCS is a function of shape, size and material. Two different objects with same shape and made from same material will have different RCS with the smaller one having lower RCS. I wonder how RCS changes from Mk1 to Mk2 given Mk2 is bigger and has canards. RCS is a function of shape and not size...
by Arun.prabhu
12 Apr 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 273
Views: 66133

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ATAGS is ours. Athos is not. We can improve and customise ATAGS to our heart’s content, manufacture as many in secret as we want for a hidden reserve and ATAGS has better range. Whatever the cost, buy it by the thousands. It is sound investment. Weren't 150 gun order placed already for the ATAGs gun...
by Arun.prabhu
09 Apr 2019 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416729

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

If you have been following the Russian collusion hoax, then this isn’t a surprise. This is SOP. Have a paid stool pigeon parrot a lie. Have another couple of your stool pigeons pick it up. Now, have your folks formally point to the mooks and claim that “see, it’s out there and it’s common knowledge....
by Arun.prabhu
08 Apr 2019 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 209189

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

A lower RCS would have helped him escape detection longer, made acquiring target lock on him harder... ^ Wing Co. Abhi used a R-73 it was being queued via his HMS , RCS is no longer in picture during this phase however yes prior getting that close the guy who has a lower RCS will have some advantage...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Apr 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113195

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

What long term purpose would this serve? We could spend the money building another carrier of our own and master the systemology of building and operating one - which only three or four nations have ever mastered. Uncle Sam can be our wingman in our backyard, but we have to stop expecting both the b...
by Arun.prabhu
07 Apr 2019 21:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416729

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Everyone loses materiel in combat. Thank god we did not lose the highly trained, aggressive pilot who went all in after a pilot a generation ahead in a combat zone where he and his wingman were outnumbered 2 to 1 at best and 4 to 1 or worse at worst. Instead of praising the elan, the skill, the agre...
by Arun.prabhu
06 Apr 2019 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113195

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Not going to happen. US gov will not loan a CV and purchasing it and equipping it to USN standard is cost prohibitive. Frankly, I think India should reasonably consider a full blown US carrier replete with US fighters as a bulwark against China in the east provided of course the US doesn't hope for ...
by Arun.prabhu
04 Apr 2019 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661235

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

They would have immediately appealed to Uncle Sam and their Chinese sugar daddy to intervene to deescalate the situation. They would have claimed victory, sunk Modi government and gotten away with killing our citizens. Remember that Imran Khan announced the release of Abhinandan just before the pres...
by Arun.prabhu
03 Apr 2019 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661235

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Let the Pakistanis win the propaganda battles. I don't care so long as we kick them on the field. This govt is doing a splendid job on that KPI. negi sir, I respect your view points. But my view on this is that this govt is fighting a war and doesnt mind losing some small perception battles. The big...
by Arun.prabhu
31 Mar 2019 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 105203

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I hope you were kidding there. I am strictly against contributing to more space debris just for showcasing weaponisation and deterrence. This will soon lead to ocean plastics like situation. The space is already overcrowded. In any case every commercial space launch leaves behind 10 - 20 pieces of s...
by Arun.prabhu
29 Mar 2019 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 57974

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Another ten years. I'm getting that puckering feeling now. Deja vu Arjun! Let's hope I'm wrong. Medium Weight Fighter (MWF) to get a new name and 4 Pre-production aircraft ADA has confirmed that unlike LCA-Tejas program there will not be any Technology Demonstrators (Phase-1) nor any prototype aircr...
by Arun.prabhu
29 Mar 2019 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 416729

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Don't take the ISPR bloviating seriously. The very idea is stupid. Here you are, running a combat op against a numerical and qualitatively superior enemy and you know that there is a good chance he'll retaliate. So, what do you do? Get your entire fleet up in the air so that when he retaliates in a ...
by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661235

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Our folks did AAR, took stock and held the presser. The way the presses may have been conducted may have been amateurish, but the content was not. Can we stop the complaints and admire the professionalism beyond the scenes and on the battlefield?
by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661235

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

/p00016 was for Malaysia, Jordan, Czech Republic, Hungary and a few others. /p00028 was for Pakistan. Decoding the contract number on AMRAAM http://archive.defense.gov/Contracts/Contract.aspx?ContractID=3193 Raytheon Co. Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded on 28 December 2005, a $50,739,270 ...
by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4882
Views: 661235

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

500 Aim-120c-5 were sold to PAF in 2006. Part of the contract id (/P00028) is missing from the identifier. I think that identifies the particular contract. I didn’t doubt our government but this Is confirmation beyond reasonable doubt for neutral observers. Can’t verify the serial number, but perhap...
by Arun.prabhu
28 Feb 2019 00:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

This is always a risk with all warplanes. So long as planesdraw air to burn fuel this will remain a risk. Design can ameliorate it to a certain extent but not eliminate it. About the MiG-21 firing the missile and getting caught in the wake turbulence which led to the engine flameout, does this mean ...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Why is everyone so pumped? This was a small border skirmish. If GOI decides to up the ante, we'll know in a couple of weeks at most. I expect there'll be some very nice fireworks and a very big humiliation in the offing for the PAF then. We outnumber them, our are better trained, better equipped, ou...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Showcases training and attitude and if there really were eight intruders and our Migs went beyond our air space to interdict them.

Karthik S wrote:Got to respect and admire the guts of Wing Co. chasing F-16 inside enemy territory in a 3rd gen Mig 21.
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 16:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Whom did I bait?

Karan M wrote:Arun, pls dont bait people. Emotions are running high as it is.
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 16:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Give the PAF some brains. Their strike package courses would be plotted to fly beyond the engagement range of our missile batteries. It is not war yet and going after something that requires a missile battery to defend it is another step towards war. If you'll note the statement they put out after t...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

If you mean guns, because they are for protecting army formations, key military/civilian installations and not for defending the border?

Schmidt wrote:Why can't we take incoming ac down with AA batteries instead of just using air force ?

I believe this situation is going to escalate , not dial down
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

What are you smoking? That was the best kind of briefing. Straight, short, to the point and left the Pakistani HQ guessing about our response. A very good contrast to the Pakistani bloviating. very strange and kind of irresponsible press briefing. Entire nation is waiting for lot of answers but simp...
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

All right. Don’t brown your pants.
pkpandey wrote:
Gus wrote:
cut out the dhoti shiver.

I wear shorts.
by Arun.prabhu
27 Feb 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

Chill folks. The GOI debriefing is less than 30 minutes away. And if our pilot was shot down, did we expect battle to be without pain? We can’t expect live and accurate news from the front lines. Let’s follow the fine example set by the government today. Maintain silence, gather facts, make informed...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Zero. We have never made a reprisal using the IAF nor have we ever struck this deep into their territory.

IndraD wrote:little pooch :

what are chances paki army sacrificed Jaish to save army generals just like they sacrificed OBL to save Paki generals??
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

This is to save pakistani’s army face before the only people that matter - the vast mass of brainwashed paki citizenry who believe them. Escalating everywhere on the border is to show those folks they remain relevant and to salvage some pride within their ranks. Puppet theatre and nothing more. Look...
by Arun.prabhu
26 Feb 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 136471

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

Okay, there isn't going to be a war over this. The idiots are using up their artillery barrels all along the LOC, apparently. If they were serious about going to war, the border would be silent, their troops would be preparing for movement, their maintenance depots would be moving heaven and earth r...

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