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by Barath
06 Aug 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3161
Views: 667145

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

This is likely for follow on tranches. Remember SDR means Software Defined. That *should* mean SDRs of two different firms can talk to each other. Also, given the scale of requirement, won't be surprised if 2 different vendors, different sets of systems enter our menagerie. I don't get it. SDR is a...
by Barath
05 Aug 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4196
Views: 670745

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-to-embark-on-rs-10000-cr-project-to-replace-mi-17-copters/articleshow/70529680.cms The idea : An indigenous development of IMRH (Indian Multi Role helicopter) in 12 ton class to replace Mi8/Mi17 both globally and in India. ( 550 indian helicopt...
by Barath
31 Jul 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 852
Views: 129818

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). . If I recall correct...
by Barath
31 Jul 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1096
Views: 148375

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

Yes, you are right, I had the F35 block 4 link for elbit. [also less relevant legacy F16 HUD back end upgrades etc], but skipped posting it; figuring F16V, F18 etc may actually be more relevant. I guess I was thinking that the CPD would be common between the F16V new/upgrades and F16IN Block 70 aka ...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376588

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Jay, This is a side discussion but specific impulse is a unit of efficiency of fuel utilization in a propulsion system. ..... Nothing beats air breathing engines since they don’t carry oxidizer or at least not all of it. So that is the rocket propulsion 101 that I know. . Can I suggest a small amen...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1096
Views: 148375

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

^^Well, may be he was a Matheswaran clone. Who knows? But the fact is that the buttons on the glass of F-35 moved back to the old tactile buttons on the panel at the same convenient location for left hand operation as in F-16 when it is adapted to F-21. The F-21 cockpit has evolved via multiple ite...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 15:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 3038
Views: 329339

Re: Understanding the US - Again

^ note also that the s400, like it's predecessors will see periodic upgrades rendering it viable in the long term. The s300s for example have seen constant upgrades and are not the same as what was used in the 70s. I have less faith in the Indian defense procurement system providing predictable and...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 852
Views: 129818

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

"F18E/F Superhornet is not the F18 Hornet" Arguably worse aerodynamics (infamous wing fences) though a much larger aircraft with all its attendant advantages/disadvantages. True. Wing drop problem in development, and canted pylons are reminders that design isn't straightforward. https://w...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 852
Views: 129818

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

@Haridas. Quite Possible. Still, the point should be stated by *someone* that the F18E/F Superhornet is not the F18 Hornet. And it is the former, newer plane that is on offer and not the older one,or the YF17.. with reasonable speculation on getting a Growler offer, too. An possible analogy would be...
by Barath
30 Jul 2019 12:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 2216
Views: 323729

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

UK needs an India reconnect under new PM Boris Johnson https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/uk-needs-an-india-reconnect-under-new-pm-boris-johnson/articleshow/70413075.cms https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/india-not-first-tier-country-for-post-brex...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1154
Views: 190246

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Here's Air Force magazine's coverage on the AIM-260 JATM - Air Force Developing AMRAAM Replacement to Counter China Some folks believe that this is different/distinct from another long range weapon that came out of shadows during development.. LREW https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/new-lon...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1154
Views: 190246

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

As a newish multi-role it was good enough to replace the F14 of Top Gun fame and a couple of others. If all that wasn't there or in the pipeline, and if the threat were still as severe..the F/A-18E/F would not have replaced the F-14. The Naval ATF (F-22N) would have. The Navy fought tooth and nail ...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3161
Views: 667145

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

The other fear is that .. Algeria rejected 34 Mig 29 SMT in 2007 and returned them to Russia .Some because of manufacturing quality, other because their supposed new parts actually dated back to the 1990s. https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2009/01/15/Russia-to-fly-34-MiG-29s-that-Algeria-rejected/735...
by Barath
22 Jun 2019 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3161
Views: 667145

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

I'm unclear as to service/airframe life of the mig 29 under offer. Early mig 29 had quite a short design life (4000 hours in this example, after upgrade, even earlier ones and engines may have been less), but it was increased later. The mig 35 I think has 6000 hours design, similar to early f-18s th...
by Barath
17 Jun 2019 11:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1818
Views: 397275

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Fire damages Kilo class submarine INS Sindhukesari at Mumbai yard in March, will delay release from refit to duty https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/fire-damages-submarine-at-mumbai-yard/articleshow/69819050.cms After a Russian upgrade/life extension, the refit at mumbai was needed to...
by Barath
15 Jun 2019 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 852
Views: 129818

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

[ Technology F-18 is a 1970s plane with lipstick on it. its the loser of the F-16 light weight fighter and was called F-17. The USN decided they will take it and navalize it. And became the F-18. Ramana, some corrections to factual inaccuracies. The current 'F18' aka superhornet is a 2001 plane. Gr...
by Barath
07 Jun 2019 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376588

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The reason I mention the TU-142 is that it is effectively the same aircraft as the TU95 bomber. Capable of having additional/strengthened hard points and a massive range, it out-ranges both the TU-160 and the B1. With a un-refueled range of ~12500 kms, it can show up from the South China sea off Ch...
by Barath
07 Jun 2019 09:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376588

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Well if wishes were courses why not a 737 based Bomber, Awacs, Mid Air refueller, common platform with our LRMP no. Why not a fighter? :wink: Jtull, you only thought you were joking. There is a concept of an arsenal plane. After all, it is the missile that delivers the hurt. And a big plane can car...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376588

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why TU-142? We can go for TU-160. Supersonic, long range bomb truck. 40+ Tonnes of munitions. In a sense, you can think of Tu 160 not as a bomber but as a cruise missile carrier. It carries long range standoff cruise missiles (strategic ones) rather than acting as penetrating strike bomber. In that...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376588

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any confirmation yesterday Brahmos test a failure, not mentioned in many media reports https://zeenews.india.com/india/supersonic-cruise-missile-brahmos-test-fired-2209123.html http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2019/jun/05/brahmos-fails-fresh-trial-1986254.html Not more than what was al...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376588

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We should join a dedicated bomber program. Indranil ji. Understand your first point (it's not as easy to modify - edit: see also A330MRTT for example of delays in modifying existing airliner.). Don't understand your second point. What makes a bomber survivable for the long range penetrative high pa...
by Barath
06 Jun 2019 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1471
Views: 376588

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan, that is wishful thinking on part of the development organisation as it pitched to get approval and more importantly funding for the program. In the corporate world, such statements are called “thought leadership” with the primary intention of getting funding :D NGARM would be a much more man...
by Barath
17 Apr 2019 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22389

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

[quote="RKumar"]on arjun tanks[/Rkumar] Rkumar, there's nothing raw about what you said, so nothing to be sorry about. What I am sorry to say, is that none of these arguments are new to me. But logistics is a numbers game. It is not tick present or absent. Where the difference is in degree...
by Barath
15 Apr 2019 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22389

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Latest reports of purchase of 464 T-90 MS tanks is really bad. Some decision of MoD are outside of my apprehension, on one side GoI want to promote Made In India and on another side rejecting a superior local product. If some lighter tank is required on Chinese border than move the damn existing on...
by Barath
10 Apr 2019 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 91006

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Barath excellent points , I won't be surprised if our gold plated imports will have to be babied with their own ammo supply ; aise chootiyape ke liye hi hum jane jate hain (we are known for such things) . I didn't mean it with prejudice. After all, those guns were designed for NATO standard rounds....
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 91006

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

With induction of 114 Dhanush replacing older fh-77 and then induction of further 400 Dhanush replacing piece by piece the older 105 mm field guns in arty units combined with induction of OFB mounted gun system which inself is based on Dhanush 155/45 all arty guns systems across IA will be standard...
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1628
Views: 254510

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Check the link posted above [re Kuznetsov repair] Austin thanks for the links. - Just to point out : my russian link is newer than any of your links (4 April 2019/5 days ago). You may have to google translate on it. I think these are ultimately from a Russian Military source telling the Izvestiya t...
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1628
Views: 254510

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Isn't that their old strategy since Soviet days? To target CVNs using backfires, bears, blackjacks and supersonic AShM. Wonder why did they even bother to build carriers, given their huge number of submarines as well. Soviet Naval Officer Maxim Tokarev gave a very interesting perspective "Kami...
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1628
Views: 254510

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

As per Montreux Convention carriers are not allowed to cross the straits and renaming to Air Capable Cruiser by SU. But now Kuz Misssile is being removed to make extra space for Aircraft in Hanger and they will use it the same way that IN uses for fleet AD and ASW cover for Ships and Submarines. Yo...
by Barath
09 Apr 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 91006

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

@ Karan M, @negi If you had to standardize artillery for improved logistics/flexibility/training/cost efficiencies, what would you propose ? Obviously under pressure of lack of artillery procurement movement, one had to abandon standardization...but now that procurement is moving one can perhaps dre...
by Barath
30 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 602
Views: 60666

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Rupee-Ruble trade is a very positive thing not just limited to Defence purchase but even for general trade. We used to have Rupee-Ruble trade back then with SU and our two way trade was very high. Using USD or for that matter any intermediate currency is a big bottle neck considering India and Russ...
by Barath
27 Mar 2019 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108378

Re: Indian ASAT test

India is still treating this issue as a terrorist thing, different from a military issue. Hence the MEA. It doesn't make sense to. While Pakistan has launched remote sensing satellites on Chinese rockets, the justification for satellites tends to be a far cry from the local terror sensing informati...
by Barath
27 Mar 2019 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 108378

Re: Indian ASAT test

Why is the foreign ministry putting out FAQs? Shouldn't this be Defence Ministry (security) putting it out ? Or PMO ? (The Department of Space is under PM's office) Is the foreign ministry involvement part of a bigger diplomatic push/outreach ? Is it a pointer that any foreign pushback envisaged ? N...
by Barath
16 Mar 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3936
Views: 808041

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

Pardon my ignorance, but I thought satellites, if they are launched at multiple orbits, would be launched at increasing altitudes. But per the report above, the highest altitude launch happens first and the 3rd orbit is the lowest one. I think it depends. PSLV 4th stage can be restarted and maneouv...
by Barath
08 Mar 2019 14:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 735976

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

A 1000lb bomb doesn't have a 1000lbs of explosives Quite aware of that. However, This was a 2000lb bomb = 1000 kg bomb. And we were talking about thermobaric bombs, And thermobaric weapons are not heavily armored, no have thick casings (it prevents them from working as designed), nor are they meant...
by Barath
07 Mar 2019 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1818
Views: 397275

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

We would rather lease or build Yasen class SSN with VLS capability India already requested that and Russian navy already rejected it. They do not have sufficient capacity or a number of Yasens for themselves., especially once all those soviet era subs come due for scrap or deep modernization. Russi...
by Barath
07 Mar 2019 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1517
Views: 94486

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

BTW out of sheer curiosity, what would be the feasibility of trying to get something like this as a Vishaal? Just wondering? Lease it perhaps? Buy 60 super hornets and ensure local production of the 414? The US if our new Chum esp for the Navy it seems... https://www.google.com/amp/s/taskandpurpose...
by Barath
07 Mar 2019 14:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 735976

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

[ 3) India is one of a few nations that have thermobaric weapons. Such weapons suck the surrounding air/oxygen and occupants die of collapsed organs - mostly the lungs. They may or may not do damage to surrounding structures . Mr Rao, given that thermobaric weapons have higher blast effect than reg...
by Barath
06 Mar 2019 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 191180

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Why are we paying $3 billion dollars for a ten year lease of a nuke sub? We should be buying it not leasing for that kind of money. I suspect our own 6 SSN program is based on this one. There could be a simultaneous equipping of the incomplete hull in Russia and probably a brand new one here. I hop...
by Barath
06 Mar 2019 16:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 191180

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

>>The work requires a complete build-up and activation of the nuclear reactor that powers it and the fitment of a large number of unspecified Indian original systems for communication and domain area awareness. This means we find our stuff on our KILOs to be better than what we got from the Russkie...

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