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by sahay
28 May 2019 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419127

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

Manish_Sharma wrote:Is the photographer using special effects in this photo? Usually Tejas is always very MATT FINISH, but here its shining glossy.

Image is oversaturated. Some other examples are here.
by sahay
02 May 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2103
Views: 472570

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Scorpene contract which I believe was fixed price that was signed in 2005 was 3.75 billion split between DCN and MDL. We all know the final figure far exceeded that. That price escalation was entirely due to the French pulling a fast one on us. They hid the true cost of the submarine by omitting se...
by sahay
02 May 2019 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2103
Views: 472570

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Every large naval procurement has gone over budget, most often 2x the original contract. Not sure how this will be any different? Once again, which fixed price contracts have gone over budget? You're probably thinking of cost-plus contracts, which by their very nature have no fixed price. MoD estim...
by sahay
01 May 2019 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2103
Views: 472570

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

John wrote:If they under bid and there is price escalation the GOI will cover it so they have nothing to lose unlike Private SY.

Why exactly will that happen in a fixed-price contract?
by sahay
13 Apr 2019 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2103
Views: 472570

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Has the Exhaust moved further towards the back? The Kolkata class, as I have observed, had one face of the MF STAR completely covered in soot. Kolkata class is derived from Delhi class and inherits its propulsion package and funnel placement. P17A is derived from Shivalik class, uses a very similar...
by sahay
09 Apr 2019 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 113603

Re: Indian ASAT Test

https://www.news18.com/news/india/under-guidance-from-white-house-nasa-says-cooperation-with-isro-remains-intact-2091479.html In a letter to ISRO Chairman K Sivan, NASA Administrator James Bridenstine said: "based on the guidance received from the White House", he looks forward to continui...
by sahay
09 Apr 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 113603

Re: Indian ASAT Test

He is welcome to get everyone else to enforce a moratorium on testing while India doesn't. There is no way that a test ban on ASATs can be effective without Indian approval.
by sahay
08 Apr 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3361
Views: 526122

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

Austin wrote:The saving grace seems to be all these jammers listed are not DRFM based

AIDEWS is DRFM-based according to this datasheet.
by sahay
16 Mar 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3674
Views: 798310

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

Can I post the J-20 related content here or will that be copyright violation? It seems to be an unauthenticated open link. As long as you provide attribution, you can copy paste any amount of text as you want, as the work in licensed under Creative Commons Attribution license. The page says "T...
by sahay
16 Mar 2019 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

How is the point valid if the details are wrong? Never works in any sort of analysis. X, Y, Z are wrong, but C the conclusion drawing from XYZ is correct. Are you arguing that the details are wrong? You can only argue the interpretation, not the facts. The facts are that Rafale was repeatedly given...
by sahay
15 Mar 2019 08:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

You do realize, that even if the above were true, which is highly debatable, the authors taken rather creative liberties with his analysis... IAF now has a complete 360 degree understanding of the 5 of the world's premier platforms, 2 of which, at one time or the other, were either on offer or in s...
by sahay
14 Mar 2019 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

To be fair, Qatar did order 12 more at 1.1 billion Euro, bringing the total to 7.4 billion for 36 aircraft. Of course, they did not spend 1.8 billion on enhancements like India did, plus they also reportedly did not ask for offsets or performance-based logistics.
by sahay
14 Mar 2019 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

#RafaleScam: The CAG’s History How the game was fixed for the French fighter https://www.stratpost.com/rafalescam-the-cags-history/ Shows how MMRCA was a farce from the start to the finish. This wasn't due to one or a small group of officers, there was institutional support for it. If the IAF as an...
by sahay
12 Mar 2019 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419127

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

Year end is March 2020. Not December 2019. They have been scaling up their production and should have the second assembly line ready so that the numbers can reach 16 per year. By 2023, they are targeting upto 24 per year, so it is a gradual build up, not something that's happening in just 9 months....
by sahay
11 Mar 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419127

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

There is no reason to believe that the second line had already come up 2-3 years ago or that it'll deliver its full capacity from the get-go. Practically, it is not in HAL's interest to deliver 16 aircraft by this year as it'll mean a break in production till 2021 as trainer SoP won't be finalized t...
by sahay
11 Mar 2019 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2103
Views: 472570

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We can build our own general purpose missile corvettes like the Israeli Sa'ar 6 above. Indian Navy doesn't see a need for multi-role corvettes. According to the navy, frigates and destroyers are multi-role, while corvettes are single purpose. Multi-role corvettes will lack the endurance to sail alo...
by sahay
11 Mar 2019 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1463
Views: 419127

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

Government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will deliver 16 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in the final operational clearance (FOC) configuration to the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the end of this year, said HAL chairman R. Madhavan. Why make a promise that is clearly impossible to deliver on? HAL ...
by sahay
10 Mar 2019 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

MMRCA will be used to bring the squadron strength up to 42. It can't cut into orders for either Tejas Mk 1 or Mk 2. Tejas Mk 1 will help replace the 9 squadrons of MiG-21 and MiG-27 that are due for retirement within the next decade. 12 squadrons of Mk 2 will replace MiG-29 (3 squadrons), Mirage 200...
by sahay
08 Mar 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 507105

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

8 squadrons of Akash for the IAF have been ordered and at least 5 squadrons seem to operational. All 8 squadrons are operational, the remaining three are in the north-east too. Also, any idea as to what is hitch with MRSAM project? According to Air Marshal Nambiar , there were some issues that were...
by sahay
07 Mar 2019 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3859
Views: 538658

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

MOD Annual report for 2017-18 is finally out. Enjoy. https://mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/Annualreport1718.pdf Some highlights from the report (forgive me if some or all of these were reported earlier): ⋅ HAL-developed mini-UAV handed over to CRPF ⋅ DRDO AEW&CS flew 230 so...
by sahay
21 Feb 2019 13:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913814

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

Kakarat wrote:The initial IOC will be upgraded to FOC and there is a possibility of the 10 trainers which is a part of the 83 will also be FOC

Anantha Krishnan had reported that all 18 trainers will be of the same configuration, Mk 1. There won't be a Mk 1A trainer.
by sahay
21 Feb 2019 01:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 229446

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

The clearance for MCA shows the Import option is foreclosed I don't think the import option is foreclosed. IAF is at 31-32 squadrons now, with 6 squadrons of MiG-21 and 3 squadrons of MiG-27 yet to be retired. If we count 1 squadron of Mk 1, 4 squadrons of Mk 1A, 2 squadrons of Rafale, 1 squadron o...
by sahay
14 Feb 2019 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Watch this interview of SBP Sinha by Nitin Gokhale . He explains the problems in getting sovereign/bank guarantee in a G2G deal. The part about 60% advance is weird. News reports had reported only 40% advance. For example, here's what Ajai Shukla wrote: The contract requires the IAF to pay a 15 per ...
by sahay
14 Feb 2019 07:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

The chairman of Indian Negotiating Team, SBP Sinha said that we have never gotten sovereign guarantee from any country. The French disagreed to give bank guarantee as it would equate them to a vendor. Seems to be a standard G2G deal comparable to the ones that we sign with US or Russia.
by sahay
14 Feb 2019 05:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://twitter.com/nitingokhale/status/1095693024300982272 ---> Most of us seemed to have missed this. The CAG did agree to govt’s contention that there was indeed 9% saving on bare bone aircraft (see the highlighted portion). Nitin Gokhale is mistaken here. CAG explains why they disagree with the...
by sahay
14 Feb 2019 02:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016


Is the digital copy of CAG report publicly available? I have only been seeing photos of printed copies till now.
by sahay
13 Feb 2019 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 100016

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Seems to be a misreporting. A 13,000 tonne sub can't run on a 83 MWth reactor. S5 and following will be 13,000 tonne class and they need a bigger reactor.
by sahay
12 Feb 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2806
Views: 462849

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

This weaponisation of dissent notes is going to hurt future acquisitions very badly. Now, all you need to do to scuttle a deal is to leak a disagreement that was put in writing and the opinion of everybody else doesn't even matter. This is going to be the new "anonymous letter".
by sahay
09 Feb 2019 05:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1917
Views: 507105

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

High resolution image of the test from PIB

Image
by sahay
02 Feb 2019 05:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913814

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

Slight OT, but given the grim capex budget numbers, will the mk1A be signed in this year? I think it depends on how much money is left over after paying for committed procurements. For example, most of the money left over in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 budgets would have gone to Rafale (15% and 25% of ...
by sahay
31 Jan 2019 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2103
Views: 472570

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The DAC approved this program in October 2014 as well. Now they approved the program again. They approved it again as the 2014 approval had lapsed , which in turn was necessary as the older approval lapsed, all the way up to 1999. The 1999 30-year submarine plan had called for two parallel lines fo...
by sahay
20 Nov 2018 20:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1132904

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I guess BEL was chosen as the system integrator for LRSAM ( BEL and BDL were reportedly fighting for it ) and it would sign contracts with IAI, BDL and others to procure the system components. Even the P15B contract that you linked was from BEL to IAI for parts manufactured by IAI. It's quite diffic...
by sahay
20 Nov 2018 19:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1132904

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

John wrote:It is supposed to be around mill each latest order is for 7 systems for P-17A + launchers + MF Star for 770 million.

That's just for the parts that IAI manufactures, that is the radar, seekers etc. The contract from GRSE and MDL to BEL was worth $1.28 billion.
by sahay
11 Jul 2018 13:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913814

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

http://idrw.org/iaf-may-take-over-tejas-project-from-hal-due-to-delays/#more-175228 Iaf will be at the apex in co-ordinaing ADA and HAL to get the desired airframes in the promised time frame. This will be a 3 ring circus, It would have been better if the PMO took over this project and cracked the ...
by sahay
23 Jun 2018 07:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3859
Views: 538658

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

Second that. The one I got is previous year 2017 one. It was the newest report dated March 2018. You might be mixing up the year of Standing Committee with the year of report. Check pages 29-34 of http://164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Defence/16_Defence_43.pdf and you'll see the same things that Karan...
by sahay
21 Jun 2018 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3859
Views: 538658

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

nam wrote:It has an image of the Long Range Tracking Radar.. our BMD eyes.

That's not an image of LRTR, it is Israel's Green Pine.
by sahay
21 Jun 2018 00:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3859
Views: 538658

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

jaysimha wrote:
Karan M wrote:Standing Commitee on Defence Report 2018-19, March 2018

we will be highly obliged to have the link..

It is the 43rd report: http://164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Defe ... nce_43.pdf
by sahay
13 Jun 2018 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4348
Views: 732768

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I wouldn't take the cost as final. A DSCA notification in August 2013 for 145 M777 howitzers estimated the cost as $885 million, but the final deal was inked at $737 million. They're probably padding the cost to account for the usual bureaucratic delays.
by sahay
24 May 2018 07:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 913814

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

JayS wrote:Well Rahul Bedi is no better and he attributes it to some unnamed sources. This is hardly any independent verification.

He attributes news reports whenever he reports from them. Considering that he has attributed this to sources from HAL, it is independent verification.

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