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by nam
19 Sep 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425472

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

DRDO if you are reading this, I dont know how you do it, we want the same smokeless pretty flame on SFDR. Not that ugly smoky thing like on Meteor. We want some TFTAness on our BVRs and the need to look good on youtube :D If we managed to get Astra on Mirage it is possible to have some sales to the ...
by nam
18 Sep 2019 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489682

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

One thing I am not able to get an answer, is why were the Mirage/JF17 which were firing PGM not targeted with BVR? The H4 has to be guided by the Mirage until impact and this means they have to be at station during the entire period. Why were they not hit as soon as the PGM were released? The questi...
by nam
18 Sep 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

Not operational.They have a new AESA radar, no confirmation if it is GaN based.

In terms on tech prototype, japan probably has everything under the sun.
by nam
18 Sep 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425472

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

And the seeker is cheaper by 50% compared to imports.. we could throw a lot of Astra at the Paks in the next round..

I am expecting khan style photo op of Su30 flying with 24 Astra..
by nam
18 Sep 2019 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425472

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The fascinating part for me with Astra trials is Su30 could carry R77 & Astra at the same time. Two different types of BVR fired at the same target, would provide an interesting problem for the target.

depending on your jammer capability, it can jam only one BVR frequency range at a give time..
by nam
18 Sep 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

Advanced LPI radars does precisely that , they are hard to detect even at those ranges.I dont know how much of LPI tech goes into Russian radars but the F22 AESA ( APG 77 ) is 22 KW LPI radar and ranges out to more than 400 km with the new GaN modules, the APG 81 is a further development. The more ...
by nam
18 Sep 2019 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1930
Views: 425414

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For all practical purpose, P17A is a destroyer. No puny primary or secondary radar. DDG style full TFTA MF-Star and a meaty search radar. IN must have realized there is no point making two design for frigate & destroyer, given the time our shipyard take to built them. It is better to build a sin...
by nam
14 Sep 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3015
Views: 573797

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

I think one reason IAF has not agreed for India AWACS yet, is that it wants CABS to concentrate on getting Netra inducted first with all the requirements implemented. The delay in inducting the second netra, tells us IAF made CABS work hard. CABS being R&D, will have temptation to jump on the ne...
by nam
13 Sep 2019 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3015
Views: 573797

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

IAF is used to the "big" Phalcons. So it will not settle for a platform, which does not provide equivalent or more station time and capacity in terms of radar size and other sensors. The fact that IAF prefers to wait for eternity, for the next 2 Phalcon, rather than buying anything else s...
by nam
13 Sep 2019 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 74877

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

10 flights so far since Feb on LSP2. Nice. Uttam is going great guns.
by nam
13 Sep 2019 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3015
Views: 573797

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

IAF is used to the "big" Phalcons. So it will not settle for a platform, which does not provide equivalent or more station time and capacity in terms of radar size and other sensors. The fact that IAF prefers to wait for eternity, for the next 2 Phalcon, rather than buying anything else sh...
by nam
12 Sep 2019 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3015
Views: 573797

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Let's face it, if IAF wanted more AWACS, it would have made enough noise.the news report about pak awacs coverage is a perfect example. The reality is IAF blocked every other purchase for one and only one purchase. 124 Rafale. As simple as that. It could have pushed for the A330 project. It hadn't b...
by nam
10 Sep 2019 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425472

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:ARDE is developing an 80 mm Air to surface rockets.


Laser guided?
by nam
10 Sep 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3758
Views: 501832

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

So the DRDO chief mentions about VL-Astra, different from QRSAM? He also talks about Astra-2, doesn't say if it will be ramjet or dual pulsed.

Next gen tank is mentioned. Looks like T14 is not getting in that easily.
by nam
08 Sep 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425472

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One important aspect that IAF would consider is that, in future our airbases would be subjected to saturation attacks with CM & PGM, specially by the Chinese. In this scenario, QRSAM with AESA and larger number of on station rounds provides a better solution to deal with it, over Akash. I won't ...
by nam
08 Sep 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425472

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Poster 1: Puts out his absolutely fact free opinion as the most likely scenario of what's happening with respect to a specific weapon system. Never mind that there is enough literature available, including a video posted few pages back, which talks about difference between Akash Mk1/1S/NG and QRSAM...
by nam
07 Sep 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211359

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

2) Most of the journalists behaved obnoxiously. But Bagla was without a doubt the most obnoxious. It is said you can judge a person by how they treat less fortunate people. His behaviour towards the waiters at the different hotels we stayed was pathetic. The best thing I like about social media is ...
by nam
07 Sep 2019 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211359

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^^ How can this Bagla even exists? ISRO is the one great success story among PSUs. I would take away his press privileges and toss the SOB out of any conference on his arse. Some of us who were unfortunate enough to watch NDTV's telecast could make out, the dude was not there for providing details...
by nam
07 Sep 2019 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425472

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There are two programs in the pipeline: Akash NG and QRSAM. So no point adding lot of Akash, when these two programs are coming up.

Let's face it, Akash NG/QRSAM with modern AESA radar and better systems, versus Akash.. it becomes a no-brainier.
by nam
07 Sep 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

The Japanese XF9-1 is supposed to generate 180kw per engine. And next gen engines all are being designed to generate more electric power due to increase in need for radar and ew systems. Even the Russian Ibris radar, which is a monster, pumps out only 5-6KW! 20KW is a waste of power. There is no po...
by nam
07 Sep 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300000

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

More than MWF, there will be production gap between FOC & MK1A. If FOC starts arriving in Nov/Dec, then hopefully in 1.5 years the sqd will be delivered. i.e. mid 2021.

If MK1A starts 3 years from now, i.e. Oct 2022, there will be a gap of more than a year between FOC & MK1A.
by nam
06 Sep 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234148

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

These Mirages could be for their "other war". Bombing mud houses in Baluchistan and NWFP. Reduce air-frame time of their crown jewels.
by nam
06 Sep 2019 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

I would add upgrade IRST along with Irbis-E (Prefer a 2000 TR modules GaN AESA radar instead though). There won't be a 2000 TRM GaN jet FCR! For the simple reason, the jet won't be able to provide enough power for such a radar! A 10W 2k TRM GaAs can theorically pump out 20KW power. A 30W GaN 2k TRM...
by nam
06 Sep 2019 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33460

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The cost of drone being half of imported solutions gives you an idea of what we can do with our existing defence budget. When we go local, we can maintain a much bigger force using the same budget. We can bring in numbers, without breaking the bank. Similarly people screaming about increasing the bu...
by nam
27 Aug 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234148

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pak would like to have an crisis on the LC. The easiest one is some frontal attack and a kargil like crisis. Objective would be to make noise for the international to agree for a ceasefire on condition of 370 rollback. Not capturing any land, but creating a crisis, limited to LC. But they need an ex...
by nam
27 Aug 2019 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 910
Views: 205023

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Yes it does. There was a comment by avm during the rafale hearing, where he says the radar needs to be off while using the jammer. Radar receiver are tuned to receive certain frequency. Given the radar will be the nearest to the onboard jammer, it will be effected. Having said that it is all about f...
by nam
23 Aug 2019 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300000

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

The DPP question is interesting.

Did we follow DPP for inducting Ins Arihant? or Chakra? or develop nukes?

How did S400 get in with no offset.. no DPP there?

Looks to me if there is a will... there is a way.
by nam
23 Aug 2019 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1052
Views: 300000

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

The delay with MK1A must be due to the usual "parenting" attitude of MoD. It wants to appear neutral b/w IAF & HAL. IAF wants all bells & whistle at the cheapest cost possible. HAL wants maximum money to give dividend.. to MoD and ofcourse overtime! Meanwhile MoD watches it's two k...
by nam
21 Aug 2019 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

Sadly, i think it is a pitch to get more Rafales. The constant obsession about Rafale, is sadly getting very painful & tiresome.
by nam
21 Aug 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

IAF Chief is complaining about Mig21, rightly so. However the Chief needs to answer, why does IAF prefer to fly those obsolete Mig21 until it gets the perfect version of LCA (MK1A)? what's wrong in inducting more Mk1(IOC/FOC)? Even the IOC version is miles ahead of Mig21. Has GoI stopped IAF from in...
by nam
21 Aug 2019 12:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1885
Views: 320695

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

If ICJ allows 370 issue to be listed, then India can apply the same yardstick to Gilgit and Northern regions, whose status was changed by Pak. I read some chatter that Pak will go to ICJ on the basis on "genocide".. :D That would make it easier for us to take Balochistan to ICJ! Pak just s...
by nam
21 Aug 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489682

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

Read this article, confirms that there was 50 second gap from firing the R-73 to Wing Commander being shot down, Other IAF aircraft Alpha2 or a SU-30 should have fired R-77's from locking on to the Mig 21 Bison. The wasting of R-77 may have been against IAF ethos, I hope the IAF makes changes. And ...
by nam
20 Aug 2019 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1885
Views: 320695

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Chinese support to Pak on 370 was nothing to do with helping the taller than the sea friend.

It was all about showing support for a "Muslim issue", to deflect the noise over it's concentration camps in xinjiang.
by nam
20 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502913

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Indigenous Upgrade ---> https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/02/how-a-secretive-drdo-lab-is-saving-the-iaf-su-30mki.html Cannot wait for this to be on board. DRDO has been showing off GaN based wide band AESA emitter in the S, L, C band. Hope this one has GaN. Ideally we want more power output per ...
by nam
20 Aug 2019 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502913

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

HAL could allocate a testbed Su30 to try out a bigger Uttam. However the drawback is the amount of integration that needs to be done. Any Russian kit/weapon dependent on radar, would need new integration. Going with the Russian radar, would save us from this effort. Given the large size of the Su30...
by nam
19 Aug 2019 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

Jags and Mirage have the capability of low level flying which is very useful in the mountains. Given 3/4 of our border with Pak & China is mountain valleys, it is a useful capability. Jags and Mirage can fly through Himalayan valleys and pop up on Tibet without warning. The Balakot strike also ...
by nam
19 Aug 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3283
Views: 708694

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

Jags and Mirage have the capability of low level flying which is very useful in the mountains. Given 3/4 of our border with Pak & China is mountain valleys, it is a useful capability. Jags and Mirage can fly through Himalayan valleys and pop up on Tibet without warning. The Balakot strike also i...
by nam
19 Aug 2019 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502913

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

HAL could allocate a testbed Su30 to try out a bigger Uttam.

However the drawback is the amount of integration that needs to be done. Any Russian kit/weapon dependent on radar, would need new integration.

Going with the Russian radar, would save us from this effort.
by nam
18 Aug 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1961
Views: 240798

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

It is fascinating how pak went ape sh### on revocation of 375. It was as if they assumed 375 is a automatic agreement by India that jk was part of pak. There was some sort of infiltration plan on 15th. Do a large scale bat attack and then announce it was done by freedom fighter. We pounded the dayl...
by nam
18 Aug 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 541343

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I so wish some of our GE expert map pak position and camps and show the affer effects of our artillery attacks.

It will burst any superiority complex paks have.

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