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by Barath
06 Jan 2021 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2679
Views: 419184

Re: Military Flight Safety

I thought all the non Bison models were already retired ... https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 549_1.html
by Barath
06 Jan 2021 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5268
Views: 1131090

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

As someone suggested,the DRDO and DPSUs after having developed desi milware,should allow the pvt. sector to licence build the products,not hog the whole cake for themselves. Why have DPSUs at all if they aren't doing the production ? Or ask why the private companies can't do whatever the DPSU does ...
by Barath
05 Jan 2021 15:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 1016
Views: 268042

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

The issue is that, 2052 is yet to have it's first flight on LCA. Even if it flies in the next 3 months, there will be a minimum of year of flying(if not more) and certification. If Uttam completes flights and is ready for production in 2021, what is the point of getting 2052 on LCA in 2022/23? The ...
by Barath
05 Jan 2021 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3432
Views: 874821

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If this news is true, its a very welcome move! Something many here have been asking for: India, Japan and US devise SOSUS system to counter Chinese submarine threat It is true but a little old news. https://www.globaldefensecorp.com/2020/01/15/sound-surveillance-system-sosus-the-fish-hook-that-catc...
by Barath
31 Dec 2020 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 1016
Views: 268042

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

ToT for a build run of 100 odd radar. 56 2052 radars for Jaguar DARIN III + 83 2052 radars for Mk1A + spares At ~10% spares that will be just over 150 radars. 2052 has already been integrated into Jaguar for DARIN III. As for Tejas, radar and EW were slated to work together from the beginning, the ...
by Barath
30 Dec 2020 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1548
Views: 288368

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

.... Now if they want to supply totally new Kilos with VLS capability for $300-$400 Million each then maybe it is worth a thought. Not otherwise. This is out of sync with market prices such that you might as well reject this suggestion. In 2009, Vietnam purchased 6 Project 636MV Kilos for $2.1 bill...
by Barath
30 Dec 2020 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3432
Views: 874821

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Recently the Navy announced that it was considering lease of MCMs to fill in the gap https://theprint.in/defence/navy-could-take-minesweeper-vessels-helicopters-on-lease-pushes-for-third-aircraft-carrier/556788/ AFAIK, there was an RFI for TOT for construction out in May 2019 https://www.indiannavy....
by Barath
22 Dec 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1548
Views: 288368

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The article footer clearly states that he commanded the Chakra

The first commander of the Chakra-2 had 25 years of experience before he took over its command, so I think it's plausible that he is Admitted Bhagat's son; the Admiral would have been 78 at the time of the accident
by Barath
09 Dec 2020 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3432
Views: 874821

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1336344678455635968?

Indian Navy releases a short video on Submarine Day

And it appears Navy Day (Dec 4) in honor of Operation Trident seems to have slipped by with hardlya mention.
by Barath
07 Dec 2020 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 347777

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

India is not in the QUAD because of the IAF or the IA. The primary contribution of India to the QUAD is the IN, of course with integrated and specialized air assets also operated by the IN. If no decision is taken now, the skilled manpower of the builders will melt away and we will take many more y...
by Barath
07 Dec 2020 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 347777

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ ... 264017.ece

Navy is looking to reduce numbers of carrier planes to be procured and combine with IAF tender

Also fairly clear they are looking to replace mig29K on the 2 carriers
by Barath
16 Nov 2020 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 315
Views: 72370

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/second-phase-of-malabar-to-kick-off-in-arabian-sea-with-aircraft-carriers-tomorrow/articleshow/79245015.cms A few interesting points, worth reading but the one I want to highlight is this quote "The exercises will include cross-deck flying operations an...
by Barath
10 Nov 2020 06:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1216283

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

The Mk1A order is pending with the MoD. It is up to them to allocate funds and sign a contract with HAL. They either don't have the money or it is some typical bureaucratic nonsense holding things up. A small nuance. The DAC, which is essentially the MoD has approved it. It is pending with the CCS....
by Barath
04 Nov 2020 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5312
Views: 1349863

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

https://theprint.in/opinion/high-tech-drones-could-have-neutralised-chinese-intrusions-at-lac-but-india-didnt-have-them/532979/ An unfortunately titled piece, and a rebuttal. https://theprint.in/opinion/what-indias-military-commentators-dont-get-about-drones-ai/535603/ The latter says that the netwo...
by Barath
04 Nov 2020 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5312
Views: 1349863

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

How many military operations has the Jaguar been used or deployed ready to use for "dal-chawal missions"? It seems well past its life now and there is no reason to continue to operate it. Those funds need to be put into the Tejas Mk1 production. The Jaguar is designed to operate at sea/lo...
by Barath
18 Oct 2020 12:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1216283

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1216283

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: 5268
Views: 1131090

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: 5268
Views: 1131090

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4447
Views: 1117944

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: 1315
Views: 377715

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: 3713
Views: 799478

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: 1023
Views: 228852

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: 1193
Views: 251689

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: 3432
Views: 874821

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: 1193
Views: 251689

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: 358842

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: 358842

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: 358842

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: 358842

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: 3432
Views: 874821

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: 1745
Views: 347777

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: 1745
Views: 347777

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: 3432
Views: 874821

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1216283

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: 3432
Views: 874821

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1216283

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1216283

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...

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