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by srai
01 Mar 2021 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4207
Views: 1227425

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

May I ask if India still has missiles like this in service, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novator_KS-172 AFAIK, KS-172 never got developed further. In the 1990s it was displayed around airshows, but that is as far as it got—just mockups. New generation of LR-AAMs are being inducted into the IAF. En...
by srai
01 Mar 2021 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5319
Views: 1353631

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

^^^ It’s really a one-way street; exporters have all the leverage. Exporter makes the importer sign all sorts of “bi-lateral security” agreements drafted by them and have them signed into legally binding documents; whereas, all the importer gets in return is “assurances”, in other words a non-legall...
by srai
28 Feb 2021 02:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876343

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^

The other thing to look at is the contract size of Rs10,000 crore for 6 NGMV. Put that together with crew complement of 80 and 5000km range figures, it would indicate roughly half the size of a P-28 class. So around 1500t, which would be similar to Kora class.
by srai
28 Feb 2021 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5319
Views: 1353631

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

^^^
So how is India punishing US for PAF use of F-16 and AMRAAM?
by srai
27 Feb 2021 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4460
Views: 829082

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^^^

Good to have those in the Aero India 2021 thread
by srai
27 Feb 2021 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348123

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

NASM-SR at 380kg with 55km range has been designed for medium naval helicopters.

There will likely be NASM-MR variant at over 100km for fixed wing MPA. Weight around 500kg. Larger boosters perhaps?

Longer range 200km+ (and heavier 1200kg) would be fulfilled by Brahmos-NG for fighter aircraft.
by srai
24 Feb 2021 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283396

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ Original intent from many years ago (more like a decade ago FWIR) was for the initial lot to be 13 NAMICA & 443 NAG Missiles. Looks like the IA hasn’t changed that stance. Total requirement was for 200 NAMICA and 7000 NAG missiles. Nag waits for sweetheart NAMICA ... The wait has put Hyderab...
by srai
24 Feb 2021 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 48656

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

^^^
So it looks like LCH maybe able to carry a max total of 12 HELINAs.

2 + 4 + 4 + 2
by srai
24 Feb 2021 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5319
Views: 1353631

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

^^^
Typically, some differences will remain given the build specs may have altered ever so slightly between the variants.
by srai
24 Feb 2021 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5319
Views: 1353631

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

The MiG 29 ‘Baaz’ Story By A Young Defence Enthusiast https://airpowerasia.com/2021/02/19/the-mig-29-baaz-story-by-a-young-defence-enthusiast/ By Shwetabh Singh Rajput 1979 - Jaguar 1980-82 - MiG-23/27 1982 - Mirage-2000 1986 - MiG-29 Hindsight 20/20: if the GoI and IAF had focused on Mirage-2000 w...
by srai
23 Feb 2021 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5319
Views: 1353631

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

Now please update with the price tag for each of the option. That will provide a more realistic picture of what can be afforded.
by srai
23 Feb 2021 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5269
Views: 1132559

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

... 3. Procurement from private sector will not be limited to 15 per cent but will go much beyond that. ... GoI can achieve Strategic Partnership model with domestic aircraft and helicopters. Many Tier-1 to 3 private aerospace companies could be nurtured via HAL/NAL/DRDO outsourcing sub-assemblies,...
by srai
22 Feb 2021 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139209

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

...

Navy must go with at the very least 12 NLCA-mk1s/Trainers. Apart from excellent LIFT aircraft, it will generate immense operational data for ADA/HAL. This was mentioned by the PD, TEDBF as well in the interview.

...


Is the IN listening?
by srai
22 Feb 2021 05:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139209

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Though I would love to see more such interviews from DDR, I didn't like the manners. At times it appears insulting for the person being interviewed. Hemant Sai'ji, please please grant the interviewer some leeway. Actually lot of leeway. The interviewer (who is our own BRFite) was obviously preparin...
by srai
22 Feb 2021 05:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 536
Views: 123419

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

^^^
Does it apply to the 10 LCA trainers too? Thought the trainers were going to be similar to the Mk.1 FOC fit out.

LCA Trainers: 4 +4+10
by srai
19 Feb 2021 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4207
Views: 1227425

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Video of Helina test. https://twitter.com/DRDO_India/status/1362682696158306305 i thought that Dhruvastra was the launcher but looks like it is the Air force version of Helina. Different angle video https://twitter.com/ndtvvideos/status/1362693687508160513?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EukyDgfVg...
by srai
19 Feb 2021 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4207
Views: 1227425

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^
Now it will need to go through 13-step procurement process :((
by srai
19 Feb 2021 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380164

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1362441147738710019?s=20 ---> Indian Army planning to order two to three additional regiments of the K-9 Vajra-T Self Propelled Howitzers (SPH) for deployment in mountainous areas especially Ladakh. https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/136231865530496205...
by srai
19 Feb 2021 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380164

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Any new orders should they come, it will take 36-months from new contract signing to start of deliveries. The L&T line will be sitting idle for a long while (like the Arjun line idle for 8 years).
by srai
16 Feb 2021 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 156434

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

^^^ Like this F-18 external stealthy enclosed weapons pod http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4o_yq9Ay7fs/UhzY-S27FTI/AAAAAAAA2LI/r35K3nmKsFc/s640/163474043-Advanced-Super-Hornet-Media-Brief_page21_image267.png https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTluKWqwYL1GsdkgSBKcM7Obw5huR8IpPJDNQ&usqp...
by srai
16 Feb 2021 14:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 156434

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

^^^
Good luck

WW2 technology (Spitfire) vs today’s/future technology (LCA/AMCA) ... can’t compare!
by srai
16 Feb 2021 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380164

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^^^
Apparently there is also a “reliability trial” :P
by srai
15 Feb 2021 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283396

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

With --Atma Nirbhar Bharat-- slogan and PM himself making the personal push for Arjun Mk.1A, the IA generals (armored) will be under pressure to order more of Arjuns and its variants. No more T-series from here onwards ... at least not under the current GoI. The generals will have to directly answer...
by srai
14 Feb 2021 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 287
Views: 65914

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

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtJmcy_XUAAfCB2?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Etgxc7iVcAQy5Gr?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtND3ksVgAA3AR4?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtgxcivUUAEGu91?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.c...
by srai
14 Feb 2021 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 536
Views: 123419

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

la.khan,

Those are work of art (software-aided) ... not real photographs :wink:
by srai
14 Feb 2021 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382822

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

^^^
Final count will be 275 (with 12 new additions as part of final attrition replacement order under negotiation).

272 - 9 + 12
by srai
13 Feb 2021 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382822

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

^^^
Invest in “Super Sukhoi” upgrade instead. For a fleet of 272 units, the GoI/IAF will be looking at a MLU total cost of around $10 billion (@ $35 million/unit).
by srai
13 Feb 2021 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814235

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

Astra on the outermost wing pylon https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EjABW3yVkAE4aWp?format=jpg&name=medium Looks to be four stations cleared (older design carriage trails) https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS5oHP5S11NBRcrwct7MzH0DyPmc9OOLC4iHw&usqp=CAU
by srai
13 Feb 2021 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 536
Views: 123419

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

https://twitter.com/Kuntal__biswas/status/1360222884216492032?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuB6wcrVEAcVKYg?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuB6zFXUUAgz7Ad?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuB6khPVkAkHSf_?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/m...
by srai
13 Feb 2021 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5370
Views: 1206845

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/KUNALBI25146617/status/1357404382103502851?s=20 ---> https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtZWwjyWQAIjctq?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtZbY0vXEAUPoO6?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtZWyKgWQAMefvg?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg...
by srai
09 Feb 2021 14:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814235

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

HAL nears end of long Su-30MKI production run https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/hal-nears-end-of-long-su-30mki-production-run/142301.article 05 Feb 2021 Not a easy task but can this line be re-used for Tejas ? Su-30MKI overhaul capacity being increased from 15/year to 25/year. Plus, “Super Sukho...
by srai
09 Feb 2021 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3936
Views: 814235

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

^^^
So the DCMAWS is pod based (and not pylon based). Assuming would require two outer wing stations (one on either side) to provide a decent coverage. Won’t be full 360 degrees though.


Setup looks to be: ASPJs on the wing tips and DCMAWS on the outermost wing pylons.
by srai
09 Feb 2021 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3797
Views: 757685

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

^^^
Do we know how many Rafale LRUs/parts DRAL manufacturers for PBL/ongoing maintenance?
by srai
08 Feb 2021 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 539
Views: 156434

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1358271196387753984?s=20 ---> Report: India's 5th generation stealth fighter AMCA will be manufactured at HAL Nashik, once it is ready for production. was this not supposed to be built by a consortium of private players and government? Making a 5th gen would...
by srai
08 Feb 2021 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1194
Views: 252419

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The IN has taken a step backwards the last decade. IMO. The whole P75I conception was flawed. Instead, the IN experiences operating Kilo, Type-1500 and Scorpene together with DRDO labs and consultancy from Russian and French could have by now come up with an indigenous SSK design. Build it iterative...

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