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by souravB
22 Mar 2020 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742046

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

https://pakobserver.net/japan-initiates-for-importing-skilled-manpower-from-pakistan/ And this nugget!!! :D Wonder want the Japs want 'the skilled labour' from Napak for!!! :eek: Japan is notorious for NOT importing pious people. As a matter of fact they are notorious for NOT importing anybody. Per...
by souravB
23 Feb 2020 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 161
Views: 44148

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

^^ The short answer is, Yes. Long answer is, there are always trade-offs, even with a upper nose mounted solution. Data is scarce so it cannot be effectively gauged how effective it might be as an IRST solution.
by souravB
02 Feb 2020 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 366231

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I am going to ask a very obvious question which will sound very stupid. If anybody can help me understand why IAF doesn't outsource logistics? not the whole thing but the bread and butter stuff and progressively, with clearly formulated SOPs, some critical stuff too. IAF can then maintain it's trans...
by souravB
28 Jan 2020 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2259
Views: 651964

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

I would hazard a guess and say this export of LCA might be of the SPORT version. If it is presented as a LIFT, Unkil might give it a pass since it doesn't have a product specific for the category. It also might be the export version with a few tweaks since HAL is already working on the variant. For ...
by souravB
23 Jan 2020 09:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 97973

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

So does it mean that specifically the Tata/DRDO WhAP, which is almost fully developed has hit the end of the road? WhAP is a different requirement than FICV. WhAP was necessitated from the requirements of UNPK missions as an APC. FICV will be a family of tracked vehicles for different roles. Recent...
by souravB
22 Jan 2020 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848247

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

All our ship classes seem to be designed with dhruv dimensions - see report from 2015 on last page. Even the lowly sukanya class has ability to stow away dhruv. The blades are folded on the deck and if the blades are manually folded on the deck, the personnel doing the folding has to be near the bl...
by souravB
21 Jan 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848247

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^In this configuration are the 3 blades auto-folding? Without auto-folding it is difficult to manually fold the blades on tight deck spaces of frigates and destroyers. It is okay-ish on carriers where the deck space is plenty, but other ship classes are different story.
by souravB
17 Jan 2020 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848247

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

No. The transmission for high altitude performance is detrimental for sea level performance where the helicopter will mostly operate rescuing people dropping supplies dropping & extracting MARCOS deploying dipping sonar. Sir, it has been already discussed where a derated engine which can provid...
by souravB
17 Jan 2020 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

CalvinH wrote:Pakistan army must have a placement organization that takes care of these appointments...

And put a Lt. General as head of the Organisation.
by souravB
17 Jan 2020 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848247

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^Yes. Due to the rigid rotor system it is a bit tricky and HAL has been on it for more than 18 months already.
Maybe @RaghuK can detail it a bit more.
by souravB
17 Jan 2020 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848247

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Is tail folding the only reason why Navy is unhappy with ALH dhruv? Actually that is the highlighted reason we read on the reports. IN's SQR for the NUH program is also a bit interesting which seemingly excludes ALH 1. ALL the blades should be auto folded. ALH is manually folded AFAIK which is diff...
by souravB
15 Jan 2020 11:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25719

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Hello NrShah/Goku San/Kartik If you get somebody from the below org who can share knowledge about a few things on indigenous MBT development, please ask the below questions ARDE/CVRDE/HVF Avadi -- Arjun Mk2 prototype rollout target date? target weight? -- Smoothbore gun? any chance of upgunning to 1...
by souravB
02 Jan 2020 15:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Vikas wrote:

Janab, You have missed
--Victory in Textbooks
--Victory in Twitter
by souravB
29 Dec 2019 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328131

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Block 3 comes with a wide FOV HUD, (might) LAD. Not too shabby. Chinese avionics is going through paces and Paxtan is profiting from it. Still, sensor fusion and other software processesing capabilities are a gray area but I'd expect it to not be less than the Russians. https://d1a2ot8agkqe8w.cloudf...
by souravB
18 Dec 2019 20:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

My point,is, will India, have to go to war with Pakistan? if they integrate, POK into one Province? the opposition, here will then start teasing, Modiji, and Amit shah if a war is not declared. And the Pakis, they way they are, they will not think twice about, cutting the nose to spite the face? Th...
by souravB
18 Dec 2019 15:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 994
Views: 203735

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

What if Gilgit and POK, is made into a province, and absorbed into pakistan. what can India Do? By my info, this is happening. Paxis have only one cause that kept them united & somewhat stable. No point for guessing it. Now you take the reason out and 3 generation of Paxis that have been educat...
by souravB
16 Dec 2019 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4082
Views: 940346

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

^^That's the point I make to any Paxi comes around on SM gloating about how 27th Feb was a big victory for them. I just make the point of the only thing we can be definitely certain of even if we take all the claims of uncertainty out is IAF can & will cross LOC as they please since both of thos...
by souravB
12 Dec 2019 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742046

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^They are doing it by curbing imports. That's why inflation is high and going strong. Also curbing imports affects their exports overall(whatever they do). It may give relief(Show the books better for present Gov) in short run but from medium run onwards imports will come albeit via black market an...
by souravB
02 Dec 2019 15:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742046

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

^^So basically East Pakistan was the golden bird for Paxtan. After 1971 it flew away along with the gold. great.
by souravB
27 Nov 2019 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 646948

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

^^To add to Karan ji's point There is no point in having a large loitering time if the plane is not big enough to carry a replacement crew. Also with bizjets, electrical+processing systems onboard there can even be a space crunch for adequate number of crew stations. The type can also be used as a M...
by souravB
25 Nov 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 646948

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Does Air India operate A330? It could make sense to modify one of the Air India AIrbus to create the prototype. Answering this: Yes. Air India has A330 in it's fleet! We should just send Air India's A330 for modification. The RFI already have option to include pre-owned a/c if there is enough life ...
by souravB
16 Nov 2019 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2978
Views: 537686

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

Admiral, the pilot issue will be countered with inducting women in combat role.
I'd have love to see one of the first woman combat pilot joining the Tejas Sq.
by souravB
15 Nov 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^Isn't RM recently went to Russia to fix contract for Alexandrit class MCMVs? I do not remember the exact number but it should be 6 or more with ToT to make more of them. Also coming are USVs and UUVs to make it a whole package.
by souravB
02 Nov 2019 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69700

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Sig Sauer NGSW entries with caliber 6.8x51

MG 6.8 & .338 NM SLMAG


SLX-Spear


Interesting to note a mounted optic with LRF.
by souravB
24 Oct 2019 14:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69700

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^^ 1. 6.8x43 is smaller and lighter than 7.62x51 2. soldiers are able to carry more ammunition in a similar weight 3. Bullet mass is similar to 7.62x39 but cartridge mass is little less, and due to optimizations it can hit further, accurate, and harder than 7.62x39 4. Being lighter than 7.62x51, rec...
by souravB
19 Oct 2019 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 97973

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

For DRDO to truly hit that weight target, it needs to think of some out of the box solutions too, like

1. Hybrid electric transmission system


2. Composite Rubber tracks coupled with lightweight aluminium/alloy wheels
by souravB
17 Oct 2019 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 708
Views: 196173

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Indranil sir, I agree with you that cockpit development is a low hanging fruit. There are enough IT companies of TATA & Mahindra to develop and maintain RTOS, MMI, graphics engine and even ML based decision making. They already do these kind of outsourced work for Airbus & Boeing and can com...
by souravB
09 Oct 2019 19:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4192
Views: 742046

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Peregrine ji, so had the Pakis been more efficient, they could've been into deeper shit? jeez they aren't even capable of screwing ownself.
by souravB
09 Oct 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69700

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Pakis are also soon starting the local Production of CZ-807 rifles. This rifle was initially designed by the Czech company based on our RFP. We then scrapped the RFP. We are buying tons of rifles here and there. For Gods sake why are we buying guns from a Emirati company? Does it make any sense. We...
by souravB
05 Oct 2019 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 265
Views: 69700

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

This is a considerable development in the small arms industry.
Armor piercing rounds capable of defeating STANAG Level III vehicular armor at a considerable distance with 5.56/7.62 rounds.
by souravB
05 Oct 2019 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1773
Views: 246134

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

--snip-- Rest of the MRCA contestants are there only for eye candy and to show the "appearance" of a process. Out of the two (F-18 and Rafale), which one is joining the IAF on 08 Oct 2019? The questions that remain now are this ---> *What tech is there on the F-18 that will entice the IAF...
by souravB
24 Sep 2019 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610164

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? Sourav, forum guidelines do not encourage speculation beyond available ...
by souravB
22 Sep 2019 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3431
Views: 522321

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

from Twitter:
Some Naval Gun systems compared.

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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: 2625
Views: 610164

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: 2625
Views: 610164

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: 2625
Views: 610164

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: 4616
Views: 848247

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: 4616
Views: 848247

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...

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