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by souravB
23 Feb 2021 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 155987

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

A very short chat with Dr Ghosh, PD AMCA Prasad, as usual, great interview. Dr. Ghosh reminded me of the quintessential Bengali uncle who'd become defensive while keeping a secret. I started laughing when he was stopping himself from mentioning Radar absorbing composites :rotfl: So all in all we ca...
by souravB
03 Feb 2021 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 534
Views: 117247

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

chetak wrote:and the amerikis have agreed to let us freely export their engines and also spare engines to the buyers and guarantee spares as well

Just for shits & giggles, I'd like for GoI to try and sell a few LCA LIFT to Russia. :-D
by souravB
03 Feb 2021 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 138699

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Even IAF could use TEDBF in escort jamming role, unless the they want to create their own based on Su30MKI or MWF perhaps (no point in waiting for TEDBF for this really). IMO if it happens, it might(should) be a joint project of IAF and IN. Also MWF might be underpowered for the role. And Su30MKI w...
by souravB
02 Feb 2021 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 138699

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Wait!! Escort Jamming? :eek:
Is my wet dream coming true? :D :twisted:
by souravB
17 Nov 2020 18:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2405
Views: 613835

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Pakis do Paki Lord Ahmed expelled from the House :rotfl: The report details how Tahira Zaman, a member of the public “was put in contact with Lord Ahmed to help her make a complaint to the Metropolitan Police about a faith healer”. After offering to help, Lord Ahmed was found to have used his positi...
by souravB
29 Oct 2020 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 347571

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Sumeet wrote:We may be able to beat it's aerodynamic performance and perhaps frontal RCS in a newly designed TEDBF but getting on par with Block 3 avionics will be a tough challenge.

Saar, would like to know what would said avionics have that would be hard to follow for a 25T aircraft?
by souravB
10 Oct 2020 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Anyways messing up a kalashnikov copy requires a special kind of incompetence which is probably beyond even OFB. There are miriad of ways AK clones can be messed up. Some of which are not outside the ambit of OFB. It could be overweight, rattling due to poor form-fitting, highly particular bullet f...
by souravB
03 Oct 2020 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 155987

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

Wasn't there an EoI issued approx 2 years ago from ADA for private entities interested in forming a consortium along with the manufacture of full scale model? AFAIK there was also a rumor/casually issued statement of receiving good response from ADA chief in an interview.
by souravB
22 Aug 2020 07:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2405
Views: 613835

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

^^Secularism with Paki characteristics.
by souravB
20 Aug 2020 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Was JVPC tested with other calibres? AFAIK no. But one thing I realized while watching the Sandeep Unnithan video of JVPC a few days back, the BEL sight on it is along the right direction. They integrated a laser into the sight. For the next iterations, I'd like them to make it a bit bigger, put a ...
by souravB
20 Aug 2020 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Doesn't direct impingement lead to more heating and require more cleaning for fouling? Both cases are frequent in sustained combat. Tsarkar ji, The effects of gunk accumulating on the BCG(Bolt carrier group) due to its direct exposure to the gas is somewhat mitigated in the modern rifles by coating...
by souravB
17 Aug 2020 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^^Also 7.62x39 P72 is a long stroke piston system like AK with bells and whistles.
by souravB
16 Aug 2020 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Their 7.62x51 sniper has a threaded barrel muzzle.

Thanks. I somehow must have missed that from the pictures that are on the internet.
The pictures even zoomed seemed like it only had BUIS on the barrel and no threads.
by souravB
16 Aug 2020 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

^^The threaded muzzle is a dead giveaway. Hell would freeze over and thaw again before OFB would even begin to think to make modular muzzle devices.
by souravB
14 Aug 2020 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4458
Views: 827053

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

Hello Ramana garu, I'd like to add two questions to the fray ⋅ Is Integrated Electric Propulsion(IEP) in work for naval application of nuclear propulsion? The Technology Developemnt Fund document shows an electric motor in the schematic, is it a permanent magnet motor? ⋅ Are we m...
by souravB
06 Aug 2020 18:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215981

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

nam wrote:Aren't FOC trainers being delivered between FoC & MK1A production start? The production gap b/w FOC & MK1A was meant to be filled up by the trainers.

bingo. hence 73 Mk1A from 2023-2028.
by souravB
06 Aug 2020 17:51
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215981

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

nam wrote:6 years to delivery 83 73

10 will be FOC variant trainers. so 5 years for 73 fighters. It's a long way off still and probably could be expedited if there is an urgency to procure Mk2 and sufficient cash is pumped to the vendors.
by souravB
04 Aug 2020 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

ks_sachin wrote:Hmmm quite similar to the cz 805/6 Bren..
What do you think?

Sirji, as I said, there's very little technical info out to make a guess even. outside similarities are superficial.
by souravB
04 Aug 2020 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Any tech details? No Sirji. This is why I usually refrain from commenting on SSS since we do not even have the specs. I had even asked them that during their #AMA on Twitter but no response. AFAMI the assaults are still going through development (maybe at a high TRL) and not yet ready to be user te...
by souravB
04 Aug 2020 09:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

According to Vivek Krishnan, the executive of SSS defense, they were regularly going to US for testing of the rifles. Now, I wouldn't be surprised if they used some US consultant(s) to actually design the rifle and productionize them.
by souravB
02 Aug 2020 17:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4823
Views: 494988

Re: Deterrence

A blood boiling read on how Holland let Photuchor get away with all the data and components and Unkil didn't lift a finger.
How Holland helped Pak get it's atim bum
by souravB
17 Jul 2020 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

mody wrote:The caracal carbine is more expensive then the Sig-716!! Opt for the indigenous carbine only.

I do not know if it was sarcasm or not but caracal is SS piston operated and 716i is DI. Hence the price difference.
by souravB
15 Jul 2020 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Why would MoD order helmets with Level 3A for handgun protection despite knowing jihadis have AK-47s since 1988? Ramana garu, weight of the helmet is a factor. It becomes too heavy to be kept on for a long duration. Gives a good alternative to DI SiGs. Only if the mags are compatible. AFAIK it does...
by souravB
30 Jun 2020 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

As Thakur_B said, it is an old procurement plan and in the work for quite some time. News courtesy: MeshaVishwas US SOF adopted and discarded SCAR for reasons not fully explained. AFAIR in one of the gun channel video of a retd. SF guy, he said his unit guys didn't like the reciprocating charging ha...
by souravB
25 Apr 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215981

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

Indranil wrote:....

These are excellent photos. Highlighting excellent build quality for 4th gen bird. Certainly comparable to solah-50s. Specifically for NP1, as a TD too, it is definitely at par with eighteen.
by souravB
21 Apr 2020 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1021
Views: 227828

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Re-upping an older post of mine about INSAS. Not so much about the rifle deficiency but about the bullet that came with it.
by souravB
15 Apr 2020 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 155987

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

Is TVC a part of the AMCA design? No. I haven't seen that anywhere. Saar, ADA has been talking about super-maneuverability since I've came to know about the program. Also this is one report I found at hand where the graphics says it. I'll try to find an interview with timestamp once I get to my lap...
by souravB
15 Apr 2020 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 155987

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

Quite exceptionally explained (for green thumbs in Aero/any fluid dynamics like me) F22 moves during Singapore air show. bOExezovz2A One thing that is evident from this video is if we want to have TVC on AMCA, the engines need to generate enough military thrust to overcome the limitations and put th...
by souravB
07 Apr 2020 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4191
Views: 851822

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Don't we have any drones with thermal cameras? Wouldn't help much for persistent drones loitering at 10-20k ft. Resolution would be unusable. Also if the tangos were hiding, they would of course have taken the necessary camouflage to also reduce thermal along with visual sig. As we suspect they wer...
by souravB
22 Mar 2020 21:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4448
Views: 892414

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: 186
Views: 56937

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: 3799
Views: 431404

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1215981

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: 1127
Views: 281385

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: 5268
Views: 1130281

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: 5268
Views: 1130281

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: 5268
Views: 1130281

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: 2405
Views: 613835

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: 5268
Views: 1130281

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: 5268
Views: 1130281

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...

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