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by sajaym
21 Aug 2019 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3963
Views: 827196

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

I have a query about creating a moon base quickly. Will it be possible to have 2-3 spacecraft inserted simultaneously into the moon's atmosphere in such a way that after re-entry they can dock with each other and then descend together onto the moon's surface? This way when they land, they will be a ...
by sajaym
20 Aug 2019 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3382
Views: 539609

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

krishna_krishna wrote:There are pics of movement in Rawalpindi on Twitter of heavy artillery (M-109paladin).


Awesome news! Aan deo. Nice time to try out the K-9 Vajras!
by sajaym
08 Aug 2019 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3382
Views: 539609

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Whatever happens, I hope the Apache helicopters are used in our operations at the LOC. A small clipping from my favourite PC game...oh what fun we can have from an Apache against the Pakis!!

by sajaym
06 Aug 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3382
Views: 539609

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

What is being commonly referred to as SSG commandoes, could possibly be terrorists with the 'Daura-e-Khas' training -- terrorists trained to SSG level and kitted out with same gear. Given the kind of bashing that Pakis are now regularly getting, they will definitely not risk sending regular commando...
by sajaym
11 Jun 2019 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 271
Views: 73768

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

Carrier borne aircraft are basically STOL (Short Take-off Landing) aircraft. As such, such aircraft (I'm referring to the 57 new ones or the 45 old Mig-29Ks) are more suitable to be used on the highway strips which the airforce is anyways planning to build all over India. Similary, the NLCA is also...
by sajaym
11 Jun 2019 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 271
Views: 73768

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

Landing Tejas Jet On An Aircraft Carrier: Small Team Fights Big Deadline -Vishnu NDTV https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/landing-tejas-jet-on-an-aircraft-carrier-small-team-fights-big-deadline-2051358?amp=1&akamai-rum=off The key question - Will funds be available for both a Tejas-N acquisition an...
by sajaym
11 Jun 2019 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316063

Re: Military Flight Safety

Would it be useful to have a digital map of India, with crash sites and the routes taken by the ill-fated aircraft to those crash sites, along with date and time of crash and prevailing weather conditions? And then have this map shared with other flight crews, so that they can make better decisions ...
by sajaym
10 Jun 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1655
Views: 422077

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Awesome news ! BTW I'm totally blown by the loadout of the SU-30 with the Brahmos attached. This loadout enables the SU to kickdown the Radar fence, bomb a 'madrassa' and let off an AA missile into the face of incoming CAP fighters. Only thing this jingo now desperately wants :( is a twin rack pylon...
by sajaym
07 Jun 2019 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4320
Views: 703685

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The 'Duck-nose' ALH. One of the strangest looking helicopters around. Written off, but keeps coming back every now and then to haunt the Indian Navy :) . https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSMpp_laec-GREeyKej6UkzEa7yXdqKZ13brusHDTVOPCZC3bCG https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images...
by sajaym
07 Jun 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1655
Views: 422077

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://sputniknews.com/asia/201906041075620624-india-tests-extended-range-brahmos/ 18:06 04.06.2019(updated 18:08 04.06.2019) ...India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has claimed that another version of the missile with a strike range of 800 km has been under development. Th...
by sajaym
06 Jun 2019 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1655
Views: 422077

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Those IndIan Navy TU-142s should be fitted with new engines, avionics, external hardpoints and become Brahmos/Nirbhay carrier platforms. The IN TU-142s are history. But what the IN has today are P-8Is. We need to mount the air-launched brahmos either on the P-8Is or on similar 737 platforms which w...
by sajaym
30 May 2019 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1655
Views: 422077

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:Nirbhay is being scaled down slightly:
Diamter: 505 mm
Length: 5600 mm
Weight: 810-975 kg


If we can scale down the Nirbhay into similar dimensions as the Harpoon missile and operationalize it, our P-8I fleet will over night turn into a Strategic bomber fleet. :twisted:
by sajaym
26 May 2019 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 271
Views: 73768

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

X posting from the LCA pics thread... drool over the LEVCONs. Source https://instagram.fdel1-3.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/eab041cd1f9d9f0aac042502dad76b26/5D5FDBF3/t51.2885-15/e35/p1080x1080/58453920_408630106384716_2340858624931046593_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.fdel1-3.fna.fbcdn.net The NLCA Mk1 will always be r...
by sajaym
24 May 2019 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 271
Views: 73768

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

Recently while boarding a flight out of Goa Airport, I saw the NLCA takeoff from the runway and land back within 10 mins. While it was taking off and landing, other aircraft were waiting for it. I suppose the same thing happens the other way around too, when the NLCA has to wait for takeoff. Since t...
by sajaym
15 Apr 2019 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

In a future rematch we need give a demo on one such major paf base located near a well populated heartland townn in daylight so nobody can hide the devastation When that happens the DGISPR will tweet "Today at XYZ Airbase our brave forces set fire to the grass around the airbase with grenades ...
by sajaym
11 Apr 2019 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

...Chola, i suspect a big anti airbase effort is planned using saaw and cruise missiles. its easier to either kill ac in hangars or render the bases damaged to reduce the threats. in that respect the line of f16 bases from jacobabad , quetta , peshawar and sargodha are the prime targets. deep behin...
by sajaym
09 Apr 2019 12:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Is it technically feasible to transmit real time HUD footage from one aircraft to the AWACs or to the Airforce Satellite? On this occasion, since the Bison crashed it's gun camera footage went down with it.
by sajaym
08 Apr 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 913841

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

^^^ Here we go: the J-11 testbed used to wring out the WS-10. When I first saw this, I literally smacked my forehead. Why didn't we do the same with the Kaveri? The dimensions of that are within those for the MiG-29. On the right is the WS-10. Easy to spot with the short petals. On the left is the ...
by sajaym
08 Apr 2019 10:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754338

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

... I expected an attack during the election, may be before the snow melts on LoC. This time, the camps would be empty and GoI will be under tremendous pressure to retaliate and short window because of election, with US and ponies stepping in to stop us....Any GoI response may not add to BJP's vote...
by sajaym
07 Apr 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4039
Views: 696931

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

x posting from the Indian Military helicopters thread. India – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters For those of us who were crying for AC-130 gunship type support for our special forces, here's the next closest thing! Please specifically note the below weapons that this helicopter can carry: 1) AGM-114...
by sajaym
23 Mar 2019 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1035
Views: 296770

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

If 4 of the 8 planned for delivery in 2019 are already flying and one of them is the last for No.45 Sqn, then are the next 7 for the No.18 Sqn? I wonder whether No.18 will be co-located with No.45 or they will start off being based at HAL airport.
by sajaym
11 Mar 2019 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Under what circumstances would a Squadron's CO Sahab normally ride in a two-seater? - He was not fully operational due to health/long leave, so he sat in the back seat? - He wanted to direct the whole engagement as 'Air Boss' from the back seat? - He was the one tasked with shooting down an Indian f...
by sajaym
11 Mar 2019 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

habal wrote:...W/C Shahbaz Haider of No 19 Sherdils Squadron. PAF F-16 pilot.

I think you've just found the missing 'sardar'! This chap does look like a pucca sardar if you visualize a turban on him. I wonder where he is these days.
by sajaym
11 Mar 2019 16:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754338

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Pak has now started sending in "non-state actor" drones...We are seeing the drawback of using CIWS guns against the drones with bullets falling in civilian areas.. Need a cheaper Iron dome style CIWS with command guide 5KM missile, guided by AESA multi beam. Produced in thousands on the c...
by sajaym
11 Mar 2019 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I swear I saw a video immediately after the Feb 27 dogfight, that seemed to be shot by a cell phone video...I don't remember which channel it was on. Similarly on the 27th I saw another cellphone video where they showed two jets in the sky heading at each other. The channel had put circles & ta...
by sajaym
11 Mar 2019 10:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754338

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

That looks like 30mm round, either anti-aircraft or from an aircraft itself probably trying to engage UAV. A stray round in my opinion. Yes, I remember that shape. I used to have a 30mm round from a Mig-27. pakis must be experimenting with drone delivered grenades to see how much damage can be done...
by sajaym
09 Mar 2019 11:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754338

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Here is a large image of the place which Reuters managed to reach, not allowed further. I can see burnt areas. The big building has fresh paint? Trees look burnt as well? http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190307&t=2&i=1363818014&r=LYNXNPEF261JK What a catch! Nothing m...
by sajaym
08 Mar 2019 11:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Nobody seems to have commented on whether the Garuds could've conducted a quick slash and dash into the crash site to recover the Wingco before he got mobbed by autograph seekers. I mean, a Rudra with miniguns on both side doors could've barged in to say a hello atleast. That kind of a rain of bulle...
by sajaym
08 Mar 2019 11:01
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754338

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

ANI Verified account @ANI 39m39 minutes ago More General Raymond A Thomas III, Commander of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) called upon and interacted with Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today and discussed issues of strategic and mutual concern. A very positive development. Hopefull...
by sajaym
08 Mar 2019 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

9.58 AM : India sounds an alert and sends out a message to the Pakistani fighters asking them to go back. 9.59 AM : As per protocol, India sounds second alert and sends another message asking the Pakistani jets to go back. This is scary if true :eek: . Our forces lost two precious minutes while try...
by sajaym
07 Mar 2019 16:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 754338

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Why so many doubts about the balakot strike. The IAF says it was given a target. It killed it. End of story. Why have so many questions regarding what Nature of explosives. The type of munitions. The casualties. Etc. +100. Why don't people question when it is reported that the IA killed such and su...
by sajaym
07 Mar 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3270
Views: 487569

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Hopefully the Wing Commander's first hand account will come out soon. Somehow I feel that the Wing Commander's first hand account will never come out till both he and the Bison have retired from the IAF. Otherwise, when the IAF's own chief has declined to comment on 'ongoing operations' then below ...
by sajaym
27 Feb 2019 17:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 150496

Re: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps

I think people are missing the main point here and that is that the SS1 & SS2 have sent out a message to PAK. The message is that now the reaction to terror strikes in India will be in the form of a new cycle. The old cycle was: 1. Pak sponsored terror attack in India. (Painful to India) 2. Rona...
by sajaym
27 Feb 2019 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 275
Views: 71536

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

5Mze7z-N9Gg Awesome cockpit and concepts! I wonder whether it would be possible to have split MFDs + centre-stick controller in the front cockpit of the SPORT and single MFD + side-stick controller in the back cockpit. The benefits of this type of arrangement will be: 1. The SPORT can be marketed t...
by sajaym
26 Feb 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Forces Strikes Pakistan Terrorist Camps
Replies: 2210
Views: 150496

Re: Indian Air Forces Strikes Pakistan along with Ground Assault

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdnSxwiZkd8 Hamid Mir strong analysis on Indian Air Force entering Pakistan Look at the shamelessness and the smoothness with which the Paki army guy is talking! The whole Paki establishment seems like a direct cut, copy, paste of the Nazi regime of WW2. They seem to...
by sajaym
21 Feb 2019 14:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 224635

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Tejas mk2 cross sectional diagrams in HAL jig assembly tenders. Front section with canards http://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/TenderDoc/19865_TenderPDF1_RFI%20FF.pdf Mid section http://hal-india.co.in/Common/Uploads/TenderDoc/19864_TenderPDF1_RFI%20CF.pdf Rear section http://hal-india.co.in/Comm...
by sajaym
21 Feb 2019 13:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3281
Views: 707248

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

1) Are you saying force projection is not good right now? 2) Why? - Why have a IBG for Army and a similar concept for IAF. Why not have a IBG concept which is already combined arms include embedded air assets? 3) How will this help? Please provide examples comparing with the current scenario. You w...
by sajaym
21 Feb 2019 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4864
Views: 913841

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Non after burning Kaveri engine is supposed to be used for UVAV. If that is the case, then I hope they can do the test without putting a Bakra inside the Kaveri-powered LCA. That way they can proof the engine and also proof the guidance system for an unmanned version of the LCA down the road. Also ...
by sajaym
19 Feb 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1655
Views: 422077

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/02/indias-air-to-air-supermissile-a-step-closer-with-drdos-new-sfdr-test.html "What this means is that India is on the verge of mastering game-changing missile technology which will enable a jet fighter like the Tejas to launch an air to air missile that wi...
by sajaym
19 Feb 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316063

Re: Military Flight Safety

SaiK wrote:No controls or even attempt to roll back.. lost power?


Pilot in the inverted plane is inverted, so already he's under G pressure + a massive hard knock from below, which means additional Gs in the opposite direction. He could've been black/red out-ed & incapacitated.

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