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by sahay
16 Mar 2019 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2483
Views: 490745

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 298
Views: 63881

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: 298
Views: 63881

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: 1196
Views: 232470

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: 298
Views: 63881

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 493
Views: 131094

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: 3488
Views: 391062

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: 834565

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: 208499

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 321
Views: 69854

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: 2082
Views: 308748

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: 493
Views: 131094

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

High resolution image of the test from PIB

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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: 834565

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: 1196
Views: 232470

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1023483

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1023483

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: 834565

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: 3488
Views: 391062

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: 3488
Views: 391062

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: 3488
Views: 391062

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: 3930
Views: 570844

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: 834565

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.
by sahay
23 May 2018 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 1023483

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Cybaru wrote:No indicators on range of NG just yet right?

50 km, if you go by this news report.
by sahay
22 May 2018 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1586
Views: 226245

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

IF Kashtan-1 was that bad IN would have removed it already and replaced with Barak-1 , considering the IN would not even allow trishul to be fitted unless proven Navy had poor experience with Kashtan on Talwar class. They replaced Kashtan on Shivalik class, despite it causing a delay in constructio...
by sahay
21 May 2018 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2781
Views: 412575

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

No, I think you might be confusing it with SR-SAM or QRSAM procurements. The former was cancelled in favour of Akash Mk. 2 and the latter was supposed to be developed by DRDO.
by sahay
15 May 2018 17:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 791679

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If DPSU entities were penalised like pvt. yards they would cease to exist! The issue is the tendering process. When DPSUs get nominated for DND-designed ships like P15/P17/P28, they usually get a cost plus contract for the first couple of ships and a fixed price contract for the rest based on the c...
by sahay
15 May 2018 16:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 791679

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pipavav went with an OPV design from Severnoye Design Bureau and serious design deficiencies were discovered late in build. The rectification in a fixed price contract is killing Pipavav/Reliance ADAG. Severnoye's design was dropped quite early. By late 2013 they had moved to a design from Alion Sc...
by sahay
15 May 2018 00:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 791679

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

We need the private sector to contribute otherwise we’ll be stuck on the PSU treadmill of delays leading to cost inflation leading to more delays leading to more cost inflation . . . As opposed to private sector's delays leading to cost inflation leading to bankruptcy? L&T is the only shipyard ...
by sahay
11 May 2018 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3930
Views: 570844

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

India expands Dhruv cockpit upgrade https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/india-expands-dhruv-cockpit-upgrade-448215/ The older order is probably for Mk. 1s being converted to Mk. 2 standard. What is the subsequent order for? According to Wikipedia, only 56 Mk. 1 were produced. The rest (Mk. 2...

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