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by Barath
18 Oct 2020 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083704

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

That same link (co-authored by Indranil) says that in-service limits are 24 . (The test pilots took it to 26. It's possible that test pilot flights/planes may have additional safety measures such as spin recovery chutes etc; possibly he can shed light on this rather minor point ). What's confusing i...
by Barath
17 Oct 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083704

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

Note FOC AOA has been opened up to 24*. So take that as your maximum. Unfortunately cannot compare with Bandar. Since Bandar never flies. Gripen is 26 (purported). So your claim is that 135+ planes of the PAF have been permanently grounded and that whatever IAF controllers saw was a mirage ? We nee...
by Barath
30 Sep 2020 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045464

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^ Accessibility to small postage stamp sized helipads for which a 5.5 ton helicopter will be too large. Also the ability of the soil/rocks/snow/ice to take the weight . Thank you. I've seen similar pics. Wondered what it would take to create larger helipads. A construction problem; possibly compli...
by Barath
30 Sep 2020 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045464

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

On the other hand, the armed forces are raising an alarm over the fast-depleting stock of antiquated Cheetah and Chetaks: They have urged the government to fast-track two long-pending 'Make in India' projects to build such light utility helicopters as well as ensure defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautic...
by Barath
18 Sep 2020 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4361
Views: 1045816

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

around indigenization Worth pointing out that there are multiple trade-offs between cost efficacy, time, risk, value addition and core competency for a project, or institution and secondary benefits to industry. There are multiple other ramifications - we've had stories here of isro project delay b...
by Barath
17 Sep 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316174

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion



What on earth makes it the future battleship solution ? Is it just a typo for battlefield ? Or do they have naval ambitions ?
by Barath
08 Sep 2020 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 724125

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:^^ Agreed. Ordering Additional embraers will maybe provide us with new Netras in 18-24 month timeframe.


Is embraer not on the banned list for new planes now ?
by Barath
01 Sep 2020 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177405

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

The cost of these Make in India rifles would be a “little less” than what the imported ones will cost, the sources said, refusing to get into specifics . The deal was first announced in 2018 amid tremendous excitement, but hit a roadblock over price negotiations, with the OFB quoting a higher price...
by Barath
01 Sep 2020 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216282

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

... And the best way to hunt subs is with air and surface assets.... And SOSUS at choke points, and subs. Subs are underrated for anti-submarine effect..though they cannot cover the distance that an airplane/chopper with dipping sonar buoys can India is a participant in the US-Japanese fish-hook, i...
by Barath
01 Sep 2020 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3083
Views: 761855

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Philip : Every vessel in the Indian Navy can detect a mine - once Also, between 2021 and 2022, 8 Thales Australia clip-ons mine influence sweeps will be delivered attached to fast interceptor boats; there may be similar legacy equipment for a few patrol vessels as part of the interim measure. This d...
by Barath
30 Aug 2020 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1085
Views: 216282

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

https://www.theweek.in/wire-updates/nat ... rines.html

Looks like it might actually be a step closer to "It begins". RFP expected October, per this
by Barath
30 Aug 2020 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335671

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Barathji - I sincerely suggest - if you have time and interest and basic physics understanding check out my one year old posts say this or <this> Please, no ji for me Thanks for the links, but those links are irrelevant AFAIK. While background is useful, discussions of Chandrayaan trajectory going ...
by Barath
26 Aug 2020 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335671

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

the trajectory etc can be calculated *very* precisely and location/orientation really does *not* any scientific value. If it did, one would/could easily plan for it. Hope this helps. Not really. You know your trajectory, up to a point. You know your spacecraft orientation, thrust and thrust vectors...
by Barath
25 Aug 2020 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335671

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

I always thought location and orientation of debris provides datum for trajectory and that information can give some clues for failure analysis. After all, you have telemetry only upto a point. https://www.indiatoday.in/science/story/chandrayaan-2-lander-vikram-contact-lost-400-metres-moon-isro-1598...
by Barath
24 Aug 2020 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2274
Views: 335671

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

There's an RTI request for an image of the Vikram lander. The response was that an image was acquired and that it is under processing. There was an order to provide more info once the processing is completed. 9 months later, no image and no further response. Does anyone believe that it is still unde...
by Barath
22 Aug 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3083
Views: 761855

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Wiki says the Nerpa has 8x533 mm tubes. (Unlike other akullas which have a mix). So not even that.

Varunastra is 533m like all Indian sub torpedo tubes.
by Barath
22 Aug 2020 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280145

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Shin maywa Us-2 procurement is going nowhere fast. Always wondered whether it made more sense for the coast guard. . In any case a land based cargo and logistics plane ought to be able to move cargo faster, ship based cargo move large quantityof men and materials faster, p8 is already established fo...
by Barath
20 Aug 2020 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280145

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Still need to figure out other parameters such as payload at launch. Plus fitment onto the lift. But it's a development. Ball is in dassault's court
by Barath
19 Aug 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3083
Views: 761855

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Varunastra is listed as a heavyweight torpedo for anti-submarine capability with wire guidance and active/passive acoustic guidance There were articles hinting that varunastra was only for ships and not subs In 2016 it was not tested on a sub (that was planned only for 2017). DRDO also lists it onl...
by Barath
19 Aug 2020 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083704

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

Maintaining massa style always on military is expensive - ..... We might need our own marines as well - subset of army which is Always On. :roll: The US duplicated forces and capabilities ($$$$). The US has needs for power projection globally. The marines had history, vested interests and Congressi...
by Barath
18 Aug 2020 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3083
Views: 761855

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Varunastra was handed over to the Indian navy in 2016 , inducted in 2018, then ordered from BDL in June 2019 and then again handed over to the Indian Navy in Defexpo Feb 2020. The first batch of the order for subs and ships was due in 2020 supposedly around Apr/May with the entire order to be delive...
by Barath
17 Aug 2020 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083704

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

...Putting Uttam on MiG-29K or Tejas is a bad idea since any issues/delays in either the platform or systems will compound on Uttam leading to further delay in entry to service. ... If you mate an experimental system on an experimental aircraft, their glitches and associated time to resolution will...
by Barath
17 Aug 2020 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083704

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

Forget mk1A. There are 40 IOC and FOC Tejas fighters on which uttam can be fitted even if entire 83 mk1a go to elta. Or the Su-30MKI mid life upgrade across the fleet How likely is this ? Since it's going to take a few years to iron out and get the radar certified , even if you made a few old MKI a...
by Barath
13 Aug 2020 09:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1019469

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/defence/story/20090803-deep-impact-740376-2009-07-23 This 2009 article by Sandeep Unnithan refers to a 3500 km range MIRVed K-X as the INS Arihant's primary armament. The K_X=K-4. So, the K-4 is likely to be MIRVed. Hope it has already been tested in such a config...
by Barath
12 Aug 2020 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1214302

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_One Air India One when the PM/President are on board. The IAF's Air Headquarters Communication Squadron, based at Indira Gandhi International Airport (formerly Palam Air Force Base) in New Delhi, is in charge of operating these aircraft Two custom-made Boeing ...
by Barath
12 Aug 2020 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54438

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

HTT-40 Makshika

Sanskrit for fly

It's small, and it will teach you to fly. Name is in the enduring/endearing tradition of the "bug" etc. And there's no reason why a plane (like a ship) shouldn't be female
by Barath
12 Aug 2020 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54438

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

[Tweet from GC (retd) MJA Vinod ... kudos to the Indian Air Force and Group Captain HV Thakur (retd) for making it happen. While paying tribute to IAF, HAL, HV Thakur, RM Parrikar etc, for making it happen, let us also remember Pilatus, Sanjay Bhandari and OIS, without whose corruption, and subsequ...
by Barath
06 Aug 2020 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 739244

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

.. What the UAE got was an AESA equipped Viper, ...when only one or two aircraft types had an operational AESA anywhere in the world. . One of them being the F2, Japan's F16 variant., the first aesa in a combat fighter, the first co-cured composite in tactical combat fighter etc. The us got access ...
by Barath
06 Aug 2020 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083704

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

https://www.onmanorama.com/news/nation/2020/08/05/with-expected-83-tejas-mk1a-orders-ardc-shapes-india-upgraded-fi.html As per the article, structural design are complete and will be certified by agencies. Why is structural design done again ? I thought the entire point of Mk1A was that structure w...
by Barath
05 Aug 2020 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206029

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

A good, not very technical, overview of US attempt to develop its next generation of armoured vehicles. Thing to note is the how they have changes their approach to development, IMO something for us to learn. VfpotP5g1Kw There have been 3 prior attempts to replace the Bradley and this is the 4th. T...
by Barath
05 Aug 2020 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206029

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

That is just it. We are getting our knickers in a test because of some rumour on Twitter? There's far too little information or confirmation to get too heated up. But it's not completely dismissed as ANI is often close to the government, and it's not just a tweet https://www.aninews.in/news/nationa...
by Barath
05 Aug 2020 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544468

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

It is suprising the IAF is ordering Hammer kits for huge amounts, rather than equivalent Paveway IIs'. The hammer is an add on kit to a dumb bomb, which adds rocket power range extender, and either IN/GPS , IN/GPS+Laser or IN/GPS+IR sensor The paveway is an unpowered LGB . The Spice is unpowered gl...
by Barath
05 Aug 2020 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206029

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

What could be the point of comparing 8x8 AFV with a 4x4 tactical utility vehicle. Looks like the usual rigmarole of consigning indigenous development to oblivion has started again! Don't agree for the simple reason that where were the requirements before ? My guess : This is Ladakh confrontation an...
by Barath
02 Aug 2020 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689717

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

Don't know, but 5 more had already been delivered to the IAF in France, (where IAF pilots are undergoing training), before the first 5 took off. So won't be very long. https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/five-rafale-jets-leave-for-india-what-happens-next-6525806/ . (The planes in France will...
by Barath
28 Jul 2020 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689717

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

I am not arguing about lack of LCA induction or anything like that. But don’t show so much happiness for a phirang h/w. Celebrate the LCA induction like this or Akash or Pinaka like this. What you celebrate matters in changing attitude/perceptions You think there is happiness only about the plane? ...
by Barath
26 Jul 2020 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206029

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Agree : The author decription "i am a Defence analyst of DFI.. News i post or Copy paste from Different forums," Ie It's in no way authoritative. Amended to reflect that Info on Sprut : http://www.military-today.com/tanks/sprut_sdm1.htm https://www.army-technology.com/projects/sprut-sdm1-l...
by Barath
26 Jul 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206029

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://mobile.twitter.com/I30mki/status/1287242359789490176 #Indian Army to buy 45 2S5 Sprut-SD/SDM Light Tanks on Emergency basis, which delivery to be started with in a year and completed before 2 years...... Later @DRDO's Light Tank Project to be revised. This seems to be highly reactive,and an ...
by Barath
25 Jul 2020 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1460
Views: 280145

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Philip wrote:"Approved" in the MOD could mean years before actual delivery! .


Exactly. Thus unless there is something concrete like CCS clearance now, or an order, where's the news ?

Do you have any concrete reports on SG, or P8i acquisition ?
Because if there were, I missed them

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