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by JTull
23 Nov 2017 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1947
Views: 298553

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Seems they're looking to develop capability to replace IRNSS sats in a hurry due to their strategic nature. A modern version of ASLV!.
by JTull
22 Nov 2017 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Great news. Now, no enemy surface ship is safe near the homeland and IOR.
by JTull
15 Nov 2017 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ashishvikas wrote:New Missile Test ..... max 350 km range ..... No Safe Height ..... Air/Ship/Sub Launched

https://t.co/RHP24awWbu

This is finally Brahmos launch from MKIs.


so Fri 17th afternoon and Sat 18th morning. Perhaps one slot for land attack and one for anti-ship test to nail FOC in one go..
by JTull
09 Nov 2017 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3637
Views: 544765

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It seems there are more people sitting on audit and review committees moaning about lack of progress than those that are developing the tech. Perfect opportunity for disrupters if it were not for the long lead-times.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Gagan wrote:Why can’t the mijjile do a Brahmos istyle bharata-natyam by phyrring three rockets from the tip to suddenly bring it to a horizontal position?

On a serious note,
Congratulations to DRDO and everyone involved!


Brahmos has an air-intake at the front which needs to be opened up.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 18:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4571
Views: 397945

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Jays, NRIs (Indian) or OCIs (foreign passport) can get Aadhar, but at the moment it is not required.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@Indranil, of course it will be a different motor. Brahmos NG will likely be 50cm dia while Astra is 17.8cm dia. Personally I'm not aware of any successful ramjet application by DRDO yet . All I'm saying is if it participates in all new engine being developed for Brahmos NG then it could help other...
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@Indranil, of course it will be a different motor. Brahmos NG will likely be 50cm dia while Astra is 17.8cm dia. Personally I'm not aware of any successful ramjet application by DRDO yet. All I'm saying is if it participates in all new engine being developed for Brahmos NG then it could help other p...
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I hope we've more input in Brahmos NG, which with a smaller diameter engine could be a game-changer. We could learn something in the process for future Astra.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Such low-velocity bombs can get shot down with SAM. Not good idea. They've advantages too in that respect. An unpowered bomb dropped 'over-the-shoulder' is very difficult to intercept. Best they can do is go after the aircraft on it's egress. A 'powered' missile, despite some obvious advantages, wi...
by JTull
01 Nov 2017 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4051
Views: 239575

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I was thinking of recent reports of P&W supplying Indigo with 20 replacement engines and other financial compensation, while suggesting that these guys should setup test facilities here. Perhaps GoI can induce with it in exchange for some tax benefits (much better than an iPhone assembly line in...
by JTull
31 Oct 2017 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212054

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Private companies to carry out 70% of production work for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas BENGALURU: In a move that will help meet delivery deadlines, defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has decided to outsource majority of the production work of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. The move ...
by JTull
31 Oct 2017 19:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4051
Views: 239575

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Just wondering if the P&W A320neo engine problems due to India specific conditions could be an opportunity to invite global engine manufacturers to setup test facilities in the country. It will definitely help build local skills if nothing else.
by JTull
29 Oct 2017 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2706
Views: 260227

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I understand the anguish, but this kind of information is needed to stop any speculation. I, myself, have been guilty of speculating on real reasons in the past.
by JTull
26 Oct 2017 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212054

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Actually, Scorpene example shows that we cannot control information for imported products as there are many other avenues of leakage. Re: desi products, if we can then we should control information. There's a big difference in what ADA/DRDO/HAL are working on versus what capability is in squadron se...
by JTull
26 Oct 2017 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 643
Views: 60364

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Probably OT, but why the difference in range by a factor of 10 between the Klubs on our Kilos compared to those launched by RN's Krasnodar?
by JTull
24 Oct 2017 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212054

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

My rather layman understanding is that older missiles seekers sought the heat being generated by the fighter exhaust and so could be spoofed by flares if the fighter simultaneously moved out of the seekers fov With iir systems the seeker is looking for an image generated by the source instead of ju...
by JTull
24 Oct 2017 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212054

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Kalam promised us in 2003 that by 2013 we would have 200 in the air! Anyway,the good Dr.Das in VAYU has done an evaluation of the JF-17 and says that it is a better bird than LCA MK-1. he gives his technical reasons in depth. The telling point he makes about both programmes and gives datelines for ...
by JTull
07 Oct 2017 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2706
Views: 260227

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Arunachal ops are turning out to be very very challenging we lost a Su-30 few months ago there ; in mountains choppers have no margin for error as one could be making rapid transitions to and from ground effect zones . Seems increased focus on the NE due to the belligerent neighbour has meant expan...
by JTull
07 Oct 2017 13:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2057
Views: 178326

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

With Piyush Goyal in charge, I'd like to see a dashboard reporting status of all projects, esp in NE and DFCC.
by JTull
28 Sep 2017 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1696
Views: 212054

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/912336966481412096 --> India also needs to invest urgently in a Gallium Nitride MMIC foundry. At the moment the wafers are being imported.


Pls check a reply to that tweet.

IISc to get Rs 3,000-crore Gallium Nitride foundry
by JTull
25 Sep 2017 01:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2057
Views: 178326

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Just curious, can GE sue GoI for going back from 2015 diesel-loco contract? Depends on how the contract is drafted. Generally the GOI as well as PSU contracts are extremely one sided in favour of the client. This is how the govt/psu clients are able to preempt any successful litigation from contrac...
by JTull
24 Sep 2017 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKbfzW9UIAAb0j8.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKbfzW9UIAAb0j8.jpg:large Third Scorpene Submarine INS Karanj soon to sail out for trials That picture is not of INS Karanj. Third is not yet in water. Today's news refers to launching of the boat by year end.
by JTull
20 Sep 2017 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I request BRFites to consider what part of cost of a SSN and it's armaments is spent in sourcing within India. And compare that to a A/C with videshi engines, EMALS, aircraft, missiles, etc.
by JTull
07 Sep 2017 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How many missiles were fired? Let's compare it to number of tests of Akash! May I ask why? Development and Operational testing of a new end item involves going through its envelope in order to not only verify its performance based on demanded requirements but also to develop an understanding of its...
by JTull
06 Sep 2017 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Russian S-400 Triumf air defence system: India closer to getting game-changing weapon http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/russian-s-400-triumf-air-defence-system-indian-air-force/1/1041713.html "The field evaluation trials of the Russian air defence system have been completed by the Indian Air ...
by JTull
04 Sep 2017 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2706
Views: 260227

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ambati wrote:when will LCH get a name


I think it's "TigerBird"
by JTull
31 Aug 2017 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1947
Views: 298553

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Seems stage 3 under performed.
by JTull
29 Aug 2017 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1924
Views: 308522

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

MWIR, what's that? A dual-mode seeker?
by JTull
18 Aug 2017 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ Ah so you mean the 80MW of Arihant is not the thermal power but power in MWe ? Net power generated by the turbinebb and not just the thermal output from fission ? I based my argument based on assumption that K15's thermal output is 150MWt and Arihant also gives 80MWt No that's 80 MWt. I'm going b...
by JTull
15 Aug 2017 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

brar_w wrote:The F-35B won't fit the current lifts on the two IN carriers.


How definitive is this? Only thing in Mig-29K's favour is the folded wing span of 7.8m versus 11m for F-35B. Where can I find lift dimensions for all lifts on Vikky and IAC-1 to compare?
by JTull
14 Aug 2017 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Janes: UK launches externally loaded F-35B from 'ski jump' for first time

Despite all the tall claims neither Rafale-M or Super Hornet have achieved this.
by JTull
29 Jul 2017 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 333256

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Just looks like the cart used to collect balls at my local driving range. I've been guilty of aiming for the cage. :twisted:
by JTull
28 Jul 2017 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 609960

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

PMO snubs DRDO over Peikarumbu expo launch[/b] By Pradip R Sagar | Express News Service | Published: 27th July 2017 08:57 AM | With most of the DRDO projects, ranging from Tejas light combat aircraft to long range surface-to-air missile systems, repeatedly missing deadlines and facing huge cost ove...
by JTull
06 Jul 2017 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

i think the russians themselves are at a loss wrt to the Mig29K given the deployment of the kuznetsov off syria last autumn. it failed to generate a single combat sortie and 2 ac had to ditch in sea before it turned tail for its lair in the barents sea. <OT> Don't know if official, but the cause gi...
by JTull
29 Jun 2017 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Chola,or are we backscratching Boeing by flying more hours so that they can rake in support costs? :rotfl: This is like your comment in the artillery thread about need to buy guns but there not being any logic in expending 'pricey' shells. Perhaps that's why you love Russkie hangar queens so much a...
by JTull
29 Jun 2017 18:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1455
Views: 89331

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Why Lucknow Finds Itself In A ‘Metro Mess’, And How Other Cities Can Avoid It The Lucknow Metro, which has been touted to be the fastest-built metro in the country, poses some interesting questions. Should every city having population above a certain metric be given a metro rail by default? Is metr...
by JTull
29 Jun 2017 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3214
Views: 436691

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Navy warship (INS Betwa) undocked after (another!) 'minor' incident MUMBAI: The Indian Navy's guided missile frigate INS Betwa, which had tipped over while being undocked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in December last year, has been undocked smoothly, officials said today. INS Betwa has been undo...

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