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by srai
03 May 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383513

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Ok. I'll leave it at that. I stand by my statements.
by srai
03 May 2018 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383513

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

deejay wrote:What the GOI will allow and not allow is a different matter. Is it our doctrine? Don't make claims if you are not sure.

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Doctrine is not only defined by the armed forces :)
by srai
03 May 2018 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383513

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ No aerial weapon deployment against militants within the Indian borders. That's where armed UAV with hellfire AGM would be more appropriate. Across international borders, they would easily be shot down. Srai ji, wouldn't 'armed UAV with hellfire AGM' be counted as an aerial weapon ? Yes, that i...
by srai
03 May 2018 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383513

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ No aerial weapon deployment against militants within the Indian borders. That's where armed UAV with hellfire AGM would be more appropriate. Across international borders, they would easily be shot down.
by srai
03 May 2018 05:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383513

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

As the budget is tight, these armed UCAVs from US (attached with conditions) are a waste of money. Also, where does IAF/IA plan to use these armed drones? Current doctrine doesn't support it. Keep developing indigenous UAVs/UCAVs. Meanwhile, keep using those Israeli UAVs. Buy a few more in the inter...
by srai
02 May 2018 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3549
Views: 422150

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^
IMO, over-use of ”cutting edge” or ”state of the art” should be avoided. Why the need to keep harping about it? Cliche.
by srai
30 Apr 2018 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2813
Views: 305650

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

I'm not sure they have any SRM advantage. IIRC they don't have the AIM9X, which could have been a greater threat. Mirage 2000 Mica-IR (WVR/BVR) Jaguars ASRAAM (WVR) Su-30 MKI, MiG-21Bison, MiG-29 R-73E (WVR) LCA R-73E, ASRAAM (?) (WVR) MiG-21 Bis Magic-2, R-60MK (WVR) I think our first priority sho...
by srai
30 Apr 2018 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

i think the same thing was tried in red flag exercise, where mig 21 was hidden below/behind rambha.and then got it... Have not heard that one before. The one where Bisons made some F-15 kills were in many-to-few exercises in Cope India-1. MiG-21 Bisons were able to get in close enough with Israeli ...
by srai
29 Apr 2018 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364193

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

JTull wrote:
srai wrote:Sounds like more long range fighters i.e. Su-30MKI required.


No. More tankers needed.

Combination of both ;)
by srai
28 Apr 2018 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86018

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

^^^ Just because a RFI/RFP are put out that doesn't mean there is money to pay for them. These SEF/TEF contests are too far in to the future for the current government to worry about paying it in their term. Those decisions are left for future governments some 10-15years later. As far as current cap...
by srai
28 Apr 2018 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Thakur_B wrote:
ramana wrote:So all Tejas FOC milestones achieved?


Yet to do hawai firing of the bandook.

Gun is no longer part of the initial FOC.
by srai
28 Apr 2018 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 767
Views: 86018

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

^^^
Would be nice to see ground attack profile comparison chart.
by srai
28 Apr 2018 01:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364193

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

...
IAF chief literally junked the concept of theatre commands. Says IAF has the capability to launch from Pune and strike in northern frontiers. Questions what Pakistan has achieved. Says we believe in one theatre, one country.
...

Sounds like more long range fighters i.e. Su-30MKI required.
by srai
24 Apr 2018 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2649
Views: 262387

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

PAK-FA/FGFA will happen for the IAF but will be more like Su-30 MKI project. It will have more customizations and more Indian supplied parts than MKI though. It won't be a full-partner JV as originally envisioned.
by srai
24 Apr 2018 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364193

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

^^^
How come the men have quite visible patches?
by srai
23 Apr 2018 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 758810

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^^ If it was a big issue, they could easily add some form of stealthy shroud around the launchers. Bulk of the system with reloads are below deck. https://out.reddit.com/t3_75xy6i?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FPQqCisx.jpg&token=AQAAnL3dWpOi7br9V93VQileP7MRt9BHWKHVcPovyTxMVkGkLSTS&app_name...
by srai
22 Apr 2018 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5070
Views: 962570

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ramana wrote:Are they fighting Warsaw pact forces?
3000 Nags.
100,000 APFDS.

They are spread out to battlions/regiments. Not all in one concentrated area.
by srai
22 Apr 2018 06:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 758810

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What is the need to have RBU on the ship. As by the time a modern enemy sub is detected it would have shot it torpedoes of would be on the verge of shooting them. Please don't tell me. That it being used as a hard kill anti torpedo defence measure. It's akin to 30mm CIWS for air defense. Provides 6...
by srai
21 Apr 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1545
Views: 222619

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

^^ Over a period of how many years?? That $30 billion would be the initial acquisition cost which includes aircraft (110 + 57), 5-year PBL, base infrastructure and training. Some weapon package would be part of it. Paid a portion upfront once contract signed and then annual installments as per deli...
by srai
20 Apr 2018 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2214
Views: 383513

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^
Always been single engine ... unless the DefExpo showed a twin-engine design?
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by srai
20 Apr 2018 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

^^^
LCA UCAV that DRDO talked about some 10-years ago.
by srai
20 Apr 2018 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

At Defexpo Aeromag was hanging out show daily, the day 1 issue has an interview of Dr. Giridh Director of ADA with title 'LCA Tejas to be fully operational with AAR soon' which has a lot of info and updates, will list out some of them 1, currently focusing on increasing the flying rate of MkI to 60...
by srai
18 Apr 2018 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364193

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

Austin wrote:
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550 combat x 6 sorties avg over 72 hrs = 3300 sorties

Rest 1700 sorties by transports, Force multiplers and helicopters.
by srai
17 Apr 2018 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5070
Views: 962570

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Some noob questions. Came some good soul summarize what all we know about SANT..? Is SANT supposed to replace HELINA? If not how both are relevent at the same time..? How SANT is different from HELINA..? Is seeker different..? Apart from higher range of coarse. I tried to speak with the official re...
by srai
17 Apr 2018 03:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5070
Views: 962570

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^ If you just need long range SAM for dealing with AWACS, Tankers etc. Probably cheaper to use XRSAM for that than complete system like S-400 for 6 billion+, and also i am not sure reliable 40N6 which has not yet entered service. In other hand 48N6E i believe is around 200-250 km. Resident russian ...
by srai
16 Apr 2018 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5070
Views: 962570

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Pratyush wrote:Can SANT be integrated with ah 64?

Anything is possible but first the US gov will have to approve and then Boeing would need to be paid for the integration. There would be other restrictions (both from the Indians and Americans) on what and how integration could be done.
by srai
16 Apr 2018 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364193

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

It's 10k sorties. There was no typo. http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=547597 "Almost every combat aircraft of the force carried out six sorties on three consecutive days to demonstrate that we are capable of undertaking high tempo operations with the fleet available to us, and the sho...
by srai
14 Apr 2018 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1994
Views: 364193

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

Katare wrote:10k sorties in 3 days, is it a typo or for real!!!!! Pretty darn impressive.....

2.31 sorties/min for 72 hours straight.....that is mind boggling

Probably a typo... extra zero. 1000 would be more probable.
by srai
11 Apr 2018 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 607989

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Do these 2 foreign designs honestly look that much more TFTA than the OFB Dhanush Mounted Gun? Get a better paint job and then people will be going waah waah over the desi solution as well. Now to find out more details on the OFB MGS solution.. The mounting points is different. OFB seems to have lo...
by srai
09 Apr 2018 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Has the Air Force version ever been seen with fuselage centreline drop tanks or stores? Only the Navy version with longer undercarriage has been seen with a centreline drop tank. It seems FB Tejas admin is listening ;) https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/29872028_1715770725184035_5164316...
by srai
09 Apr 2018 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I was invited to the Indian Express signature event #ExpressAdda With Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister Of Defence, on Saturday 7th April. During the course of the event, I brought up the topic of SQR's being drafted to suit foreign systems, and Tejas & Arjun not being inducted in sufficient n...
by srai
09 Apr 2018 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240923

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

kvraghav wrote:
Pratyush wrote:What's the afv in the background to the Arjun.

Think it is tata Kestrel


It's a FICV JV between DRDO VRDE and Tata Motors and is called Wheeled Armored Platform (WhAP).
by srai
07 Apr 2018 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Learnerd gurus - one thing that I have always been curious about, is there a roadmap to put rocket pods on the tejas ? I.dont know. Rockets look awesome but are not effective due to lack of accuracy. I wish we had a post 1965 war battle damage assessment of Chamb area where the aircraft used rocket...
by srai
04 Apr 2018 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

the F15E kicks it up another notch with 3 columns of pylons under the belly taking advantage of the width of the CFTs, all the way to the tailpipe. if they were went with russi/indian style small OFABs of the above 100kg type must be some ungodly number like 30. they are also fond of double & t...
by srai
04 Apr 2018 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

There are a couple of things that are important about that picture: 1. There are 5 wet hardpoints. 2. The payload is certainly greater than 3.5 tons. They were also thinking having a centerline tank or a 1000lb bomb on the centerline. I am not sure of their external tank policy. They have said that...

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