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by souravB
20 Sep 2019 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430121

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I would've liked to see an inverted bow design (maybe some inspiration from french Belh@rra class) and some information on UAV/UUV capability. But even without them, the ship's design look fine. Any info on the decoy launchers? I myself would love to see a flying bow design, alas IN did not take th...
by souravB
20 Sep 2019 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430121

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I would've liked to see an inverted bow design (maybe some inspiration from french Belh@rra class) and some information on UAV/UUV capability. But even without them, the ship's design look fine. Any info on the decoy launchers?
by souravB
18 Sep 2019 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430121

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I think the realization finally dawned that having 2 hangers was a waste of real estate. The Godavari, Delhi, and Shivaliks have cumulatively spent several decades at sea with max 1 helicopter (lucky if SeaKing, mostly a Chetak). We simply do not have the budget to fund 2 helicopters for all princi...
by souravB
15 Sep 2019 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^Thanks Raghu for the answers.
by souravB
15 Sep 2019 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

--snip-- Raghu while we have you here, can I ask you a few queries regarding IMRH please. 1. Structural composites are being considered or only composite skin surface? 2. Have the engines being already shortlisted from EOI? 3. Are retractable landing gears a consideration in the design? 4. Have all...
by souravB
14 Sep 2019 03:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577037

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:C-295 AEW&C (the Israeli package on the C-295)

4x workstations (low for IAF)
--snip--

Karan sir, For future use, IAF should be looking into offsite processing via satellite datalink and control. More workstations can be provided in a CCS node.
by souravB
12 Sep 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 577037

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

1> Higher the platform is, farther it can see due to the curvature of earth.
2> It should be. Without enough power it cannot operate a phalcon on it. If a phalcon could be mounted, surely netra would be achievable.
by souravB
12 Sep 2019 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

This is going OT but Chola sir, there is a concept of putting an AEW antenna on the osprey for providing organic AEW capability to USMC from their LHDs. Boeing was confident about the program AFAIR. That reminds me, why are we still not considering the Ospreys for IN? It could definitely change the ...
by souravB
03 Sep 2019 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430121

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Cain Marko wrote:--snip--
The naval 57 birds will likely go to the US, and I don't think that's necessarily a bad idea.

only if those are the F35Cs. S-400 or not. I'd rather we go full hog than start operating 18s from 2030s. If required, sweeten the deal with some 40 odd 35Bs for the non-existing LHDs.
by souravB
03 Sep 2019 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8571

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

^^Can we please not take discussions on a program panel as gospels and focus on what has been said by person(s) in-charge like the program director or DRDO chief. 1. Dr. Ghosh as latest as on Feb 2019 in an interview to Livefist said the design is at advanced stage and by year-end or next year NGTD ...
by souravB
01 Sep 2019 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1995
Views: 247842

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

WhatsApp, Telegram etc. communications are encrypted end-to-end IIUC and thus cannot be monitored in the usual way. One way out would be to do what the Chinese are doing--armtwist the app vendors like FB into running a monitorable version for India. It could be done in a way that is compatible with...
by souravB
29 Aug 2019 18:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 1926
Views: 327530

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^There seems to be a coup every ~20 years.. fingers crossed for 2020..
by souravB
24 Aug 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430121

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am actually hyped for this deal. Not for the Nuke part but for ToT in pumpjet propulsion and SF insertion tube. The pumpjet propulsion would be huge step up from Russi subs blade propulsion in stealth and speed. And SF insertion capability for a quick subterfuge would be a nightmare for the Pakis....
by souravB
23 Aug 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11167

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Gyan ji, I do not think the report is incorrect. INSAS used to cost 50k at 2010 price. OFB must be adding inflation to it. Also remember as per report R2 costs around 75k/piece so I am not amazed if OFB is asking 60-65k/piece for the INSAS. Also any rifle purchase is incomplete without those accesso...
by souravB
22 Aug 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388863

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

I would like to think nobody in the world is going to part with their TFTA technology, and it doesn't matter however much we pay them. IMO a better deal would be to just buy 54+spare(or however many we can afford) Rafales as G2G, close the MMRCA tamasha, and ask Dassault to form a JV with HAL or any...
by souravB
22 Aug 2019 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11167

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Kerala Police buying 500 INSAS for 3.6 Crores!!!! As per my madrassa math cost of each rifle comes to be >$1000. Also as per some discussions on the SM, the model is INSAS 1B1 with the folding butt. How blatantly people be in decision chains let themselves be ripped off. Also for comparison 5.56 FM...
by souravB
15 Aug 2019 03:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 98365

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Some analysis on Arihant. Most of it we have already discussed, few new info with graphics.

by souravB
09 Aug 2019 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj
Replies: 1832
Views: 200762

Re: Bakistan: Emirate of New-clear Inquilabi States-Bojitiv Newj

Dear see-near maulanars, request from nanha mujahid eye waz dhundoing taqat and ideaz in the dhaga from juu for so many din. even khusboo iz ubset on me since bleedy mudi milaoing cashmere tu Hindia. Izz the net-bandi also afffectiing Islamagood so maulanars kannot send kabutar? eye hab made so many...
by souravB
09 Aug 2019 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

There is never a hard and fast rule of how the AC is going to operate. There is doctrine and then there is a needs based assessment with the flexibility to dial in or dial down a carrier air wing to optimize it for the situation being the hallmark of a good AC. Sir yes sir. But the number I quoted ...
by souravB
09 Aug 2019 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Even the UK with its dwindling budgets plans on maintaining a fleet of at least 80 (though announced plans are closer to 100) F-35B's to support 2 aircraft-carriers so it is entirely justifiable for the IN to look to build a fleet of about 100 naval fighters for its two carriers while preparing for...
by souravB
08 Aug 2019 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710540

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

No wonder IAF wants a M2K++ in MWF With russia so much behind in Radar/Weapons- will we ever get the MKI to be as good as even our MWF? Yes. We can put a version of Uttam, UEWS and our own MC during the upgrade to SS program and we can then add any (barring US) weapon on MKIs. But the point is prec...
by souravB
08 Aug 2019 03:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3944
Views: 752405

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese Shang class SSNs detailed. This channel is a treasure trove of information on sub-surface warfare. :D

by souravB
06 Aug 2019 06:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1269
Views: 159212

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

Chola sir, it has been a constant complain of US in WTO that China keep its currency undervalued to boost export. To me it seems like a Chinese tit for American tat. UB sir, The common beliefs of economics seldom works in China since CCP heavily controls everything. Devaluation leads to inflation co...
by souravB
05 Aug 2019 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IIRC first candidate for mmW seeker is for Nag missile. Is there any news of the mmW sensor being ready for test or close to deployment on any missile? here Instead of reactive or progressive evolutionary thinking IAF needs disruptive thinking. (think a step ahead of Chinese and Porkies) I would ra...
by souravB
03 Aug 2019 06:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3769
Views: 504342

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

Excerpts from Interview of Dr. GS Reddy While DRDO has a full range of unmanned aerial systems, there doesn’t seem to be any programme to develop unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAV). What is the reason for this? In the unarmed UAV category, we have the Rustom family. Rustom 1 is fully developed....
by souravB
01 Aug 2019 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

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

If the Navy is postponing the 57 fighter rfi and joining it to the iac2, there really are only 2 options.... The NLCA or the fulcrumK. In some ways I can see how the NLCA could work, definitely not optimal but they could extract a mig 21+ level performance in terms of endurance/stores. The problem ...
by souravB
31 Jul 2019 20:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 844480

Re: Small Arms Thread

INSAS derivative in Sig-550 type layout https://i.imgur.com/h7MOin9.jpg This should've been the design of INSAS-1C with 14" barrel. This is a simple design with ways to make simpler. 1. Single piece milled upper with the handguard. 2. The barrel and gas tube can float. 3. Handguard could be ex...
by souravB
31 Jul 2019 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141217

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

The Shornet has the best chance to get into the Indian CBG setup - 1. Boeing seems to have found a work around the small elevator size . CM ji, the last solution I heard was to tilt the plane in the elevator or detachable wings (I don't remember which one was for which plane). Any one will affect t...
by souravB
12 Jun 2019 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76943

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

^^Arrestor gears on Amphibs will take up valuable space and to counter that size would increase. That increases the cost. And ultimately it will be a Amphib which can neither carry significant number of air assets nor significant number of soldiers. Although Tejas on an Amphib is an interesting idea...
by souravB
09 Jun 2019 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3969
Views: 829195

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

#Gaganyaan
#HSP
#GSLVMKIII
ISRO successfully tested CE-20 engine, meant for the upper stage of GSLV MK-III. The engine is planned to be used in human rated GSLV MK-III launch vehicle (Gaganyaan Mission).


Official Twitter

Update on Manned mission
by souravB
08 Jun 2019 05:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4322
Views: 705916

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why can't HAL be the OEM in this scenario. Keep everything of the SP model and just replace a foreign OEM with HAL. Provided ofcourse blades of ALH folds to IN's satisfaction. HAL can do so much more. Why does it needs to keep the Engine dept? Outsource the manufacturing to pvt and keep only RnD. We...
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 19:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3600
Views: 571758

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakis are spending almost 5% of their GDP on defense. True NATO ally.
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 06:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430899

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IR sir, isn't one of the role envisioned for Bramhos NG as A2A AWACS killer?
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 06:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 114016

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Here you go for the lok sabha attendance.
This is also a good website to track LS performance.
by souravB
04 Jun 2019 05:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 519592

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Trade War, Huawei, 5G—Gen. Robert Spalding
How think tanks in Massa waking up to the Chini threat.
by souravB
29 May 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 114016

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

sudeepj wrote:
souravB wrote:Well, it is clearly CMS in use. I wonder what do they keep as insurance.


CMS?

CMS
by souravB
29 May 2019 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 114016

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

sudeepj wrote:
ramana wrote:suddepj, It's possible that Kamal nath tapes are a revenge from Doggy?


Possible? Its the most probable of all the probable scenarios that Diggy raja has something to do with the tapes.. :rotfl: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Well, it is clearly CMS in use. I wonder what do they keep as insurance.
by souravB
26 May 2019 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 114016

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

^^ I am seeing a scenario where MB comes back to NDA in 2024. But in any case 2021 in Bengal is going to be bloody.
by souravB
25 May 2019 16:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 114016

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Wasnt Prabhus record in Rail Min mixed? Also how is Jayant Sinha performing. Hope his loud mouth, selfish dad hasnt killed this guys chances if he is performing. Yes. Like MoD, RailMin was also an impregnable maze of bureaucrats maybe even bigger than MoD. SP had his win and lose moments in railway...

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