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by srai
13 Jun 2019 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 46923

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

3 carriers 1 squadron (16) per carrier 2 trainers per squadron 1 spare per squadron 16+2+1 = 19 19 x 3 = 57 There are only 2 squadrons for 45 MiG-29K/KU in the IN. Some twin-seaters may get allocated to the training squadrons as well. Fleet-wide reserves may be assigned more airframes too. Article ...
by srai
10 Jun 2019 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 125961

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

Khalsa wrote:Guys I think there are some non bison Mig21s out there. Not trainers.

If there are, then the IAF will have more than the reported 31 squadrons.
by srai
08 Jun 2019 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 125961

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

the improved 80 MK-1As , replacements for retiring MIG-21s of non- Bison std. has to be built at much higher production rayes. OT question, based on what Philip wrote... How many MIG 21s & how many variants does IAF operate...? And when are they due for retirement...? Wiki says IAF operates onl...
by srai
04 Jun 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Size diff between NGARM and Astra Mk.1
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by srai
03 Jun 2019 02:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207456

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

^^^ Read this bit posted earlier by Kartik. ... The service is pushing for the approval for the LCA program, he added. Funding for 12 aircraft could be made available in the next procurement cycle, with another 24 to be bought later. LCAs are sought to replace aircraft in two categories: 13 BAE Syst...
by srai
31 May 2019 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^
The IAF has had plenty of exposure to Western BVR and tactics through Cope India, Indra Dhanush, Garuda, Red Flag and other exercises (Singapore, etc). So it should not be seen as something of a surprise.
by srai
29 May 2019 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

^^^ Astra Mk.1 supports both LOBL and LOAL launch modes. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TigLajcRPNE/URmujPTwxBI/AAAAAAAAYKQ/AfIZ1Kddziw/s1600/Astra+Astra+active+radar+homing+beyond-visual-range+air-to-air+missile+(BVRAAM)+developed+by+the+Defence+Research+drdo+india+lca+su30mki+(1).jpg
by srai
29 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

May be Gurus can educate on the range of Astra Mk1 which Google says to be 110km. So it's higher than that of the I Derby ER which is at 100km onlee. Regarding Vishnu, he is a patriotic Pesudo Secular. Mostly a product of Pesudo Secular Education. He used to be here debating with us. He loves India...
by srai
29 May 2019 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558376

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

Kartik wrote:Image

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HCA+LCA => straightforward path to 45 squadrons! Locally produced And inexpensive (but capable). Combo meets all requirements ;)
by srai
29 May 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416074

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

With 270 Su30s in inventory, we have to fix that first and foremost and ensure they remain at cutting edge as versus always buying some new fighter, in 20, 30 units. IMHO, only Parrikar sir understood this basic truth and focused on the Su30 fleet first. This Derby ER purchase, sorry to say is a ba...
by srai
29 May 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The astra mk1 needs induction in huge nos to replace the aa12 and aa10 stocks But as usual we will import, kill the mk1 astra with a arjun type token order and then badmouth the mk2 when it does not happen Current order for Astra Mk.1 is 50. Let’s see how many more are ordered after pre-production....
by srai
28 May 2019 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is a significant development. 1. It Mark's the coming off age of A2A seeker. IAF/IA/DRDO must be happy with this seekers performance to field it on Astra, QRSAM and Akash. ... https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1eEpRBwGe0w/XOw0MncBC1I/AAAAAAAARR8/wXw9BV4Kil85MCkyXP6ri2HBuOxuu5ZrACLcBGAs/s1600/RCI-1.jpg
by srai
25 May 2019 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1131902102576484357 Guided 500kg bomb tested from an IAF Su-30MKI today over Pokhran, says @DRDO_India. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7VS8H4W4AA2ffg.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7VS8H3W0AEaLzY.jpg Is this based on the 500kg GP bomb w/ different nose & tail...
by srai
03 May 2018 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 408925

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: 2235
Views: 408925

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.

...

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: 2235
Views: 408925

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: 2235
Views: 408925

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: 2235
Views: 408925

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: 3809
Views: 526805

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: 3018
Views: 416074

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 862430

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: 2716
Views: 558376

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: 997
Views: 125961

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 862430

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: 997
Views: 125961

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: 2716
Views: 558376

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: 2665
Views: 289809

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: 2716
Views: 558376

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: 814919

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1058268

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: 814919

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: 2138
Views: 330671

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: 2235
Views: 408925

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^
Always been single engine ... unless the DefExpo showed a twin-engine design?
Image
by srai
20 Apr 2018 04:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 862430

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 862430

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: 2716
Views: 558376

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1058268

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...

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