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by Raghunathgb
14 Oct 2020 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045902

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Dear Basant, HAL until now had large numbers of IA and IAF orders and never bothered about Naval requirements. Now that IA and IAF orders are completed and they need business, money & work, they want the naval order :) HAL is expected to have orders of LCH and LUH and also kamov 226 if it final...
by Raghunathgb
14 Oct 2020 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

And, we do hide tests whenever it suits us. What is pinching you? More than suiting us, I think navy has been quite secretive about its business with missiles. Especially the K series missiles. The information of test conducted by other two armed services are available easily compared to Navy.
by Raghunathgb
12 Oct 2020 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

After every failed nirbhay test we hear the same thing of repeating the test in few months only to see it after a year and half. Hope it is not the case this time.
by Raghunathgb
10 Oct 2020 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Philip wrote:
PS: Q.Why can't Rudram with its 200+ km range also have an AAM
variant,exceeding that of Meteor,Astra,etc.,or iis its lower speed insufficient?


Range is not useful without speed and manoeuvrability. How manoeuvrable is ngarm ?
by Raghunathgb
09 Oct 2020 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 514343

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Thakur_B wrote::rotfl:
12 for workforce


Autocorrect issue. :(
by Raghunathgb
09 Oct 2020 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 514343

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Although it's old article, this article gives exact picture of tapas drone, where it stands and what's the way forward https://www.onmanorama.com/news/nation/2020/02/08/rustom-ii-uav-loaded-with-new-features-set-to-fly-soon.html Some of the important points mentioned are Total 15 prototypes are plan...
by Raghunathgb
07 Oct 2020 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The OFAB 250 bombs have been replaced with more modern HSLD bombs https://photos.app.goo.gl/rGjvGQdfwPNQi9oG8 Has the HSLD bombs been inducted into service? I had seen a article which quoted that there is a requirement of 1000 bombs every year. Btw there was a cumulative requirement of 500 Saaw bom...
by Raghunathgb
06 Oct 2020 00:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1141180

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

I still have the question why HAL did not take up development of HTSE earlier than HTFE. Clearly HAL has definitive needs of HTSE-1200 engine for all the helis it has designed LCH,LUH,dhruv, rudra and even upcoming IMRH. However good to know that sea level trials have been completed with htse. Hopef...
by Raghunathgb
06 Oct 2020 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Point 1 - it was clearly mentioned in mod report 2018-19 that max range is 650 kms. One can argue it could be typo, but looking at min range of 50 kms I go with 650 kms than 65. Point 2 - going by tweets of defense ministry and hemant Kumar rout , it is often been represented as cutting edge technol...
by Raghunathgb
01 Oct 2020 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316311

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

It is not the regular BF ULH. The recoil system is different, as well the back of the barrel. Bharat forge had tied up with mandus group of US for soft recoil technology. Few months back I saw news on BF coming up with their own recoil tech for their guns. Perhaps it is gun with indigenous recoil t...
by Raghunathgb
29 Sep 2020 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316311

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Bharat forge along with solar group Nagpur can venture into ammunition, however they need to be compensated with orders for their existing guns.
by Raghunathgb
29 Sep 2020 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045902

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I like the new aggressive HAL. It takes huge courage in Indian ecosystem to go ahead and make LSP putting their own money even with no orders. Their aggressiveness in HTT-40 and this show is highly promising.
by Raghunathgb
26 Sep 2020 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It's definitely a test of MPDMS against banshee target drone.
by Raghunathgb
11 Sep 2020 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084104

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

The commentator mentioned Tejas can fly as low as 120 knots speed.It betters rafale record by 10 knots(rafale is 130 knots). I believe the Rafale can do better than 130 knots and also the Tejas can do lower than 120 knots!! Indranil might have the latest figures. I remember indranil quoting 100 kno...
by Raghunathgb
11 Sep 2020 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084104

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

The commentator mentioned Tejas can fly as low as 120 knots speed.It betters rafale record by 10 knots(rafale is 130 knots).
by Raghunathgb
11 Sep 2020 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2392
Views: 397679

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I see this conflict with China on a more positive note. Without this conflict we would have been busy importing all Chinese goods and it seemed like there was no stop to it. This conflict has made India rethink of its FTA with south east Asian countries who were milking us in the name of free trade ...
by Raghunathgb
09 Sep 2020 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045902

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/130 ... 47136?s=19

HAL’s Indigenous LUH Completes Hot and High Altitude Trials in Himalayas

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by Raghunathgb
07 Sep 2020 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1302873153383792640?s=19 Alright, here are some early details from today's @DRDO_India's Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) test: 1. Speed achieved by the scramjet demonstrator: Mach 6 2. Altitude of flight : 30 km. 3. Duration of flight >22 seconds.
by Raghunathgb
07 Sep 2020 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Breaking news https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/1302855419270844424?s=19 The @DRDO_India has today successfully flight tested the Hypersonic Technology Demontrator Vehicle using the indigenously developed scramjet propulsion system. With this success, all critical technologies are now establi...
by Raghunathgb
24 Aug 2020 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nalla Baalu wrote:Saar, are you sure of authenticity of this content/company? Cursory look at content of its 'website' and profiles of the 'employees' do not inspire confidence that its a startup ready to test a HGV.


I just passed on the link I found out in Twitter. Not sure on authenticity.
by Raghunathgb
24 Aug 2020 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.issuewire.com/india-ready-to-test-hypersonic-glide-vehicle-1674805094079904 India ready to test Hypersonic Glide Vehicle HGV-202F an indigenously developed Hypersonic Glide Vehicle by HTNP Industries is prepared to conduct it's first Hypersonic test which was being delayed amid Coronavi...
by Raghunathgb
18 Aug 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5148
Views: 1045902

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Raven,
Dhruv is now in mark 4 release. Can we stop discussing issues proped up for dhruv prototypes of early 2000s .
by Raghunathgb
16 Aug 2020 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084104

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.
by Raghunathgb
16 Aug 2020 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 514343

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

https://www.onmanorama.com/news/columns/straight-talk/2020/08/15/reporter-defence-minister-rajnath-plane-talk-rafale.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true Rustom Rises Rustom-II (Tapas), the medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Aeronautical Development Establishment ...
by Raghunathgb
11 Aug 2020 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54488

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

I thought post spin trials test, HTT-40 would get certificate. Wonder why it's getting so late.

PS: checked prashant bhadoria tweets. He has mentioned year end for certification. So still have to wait couple more months I guess.
by Raghunathgb
11 Aug 2020 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54488

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

https://twitter.com/DefenceMinIndia/sta ... 58240?s=19 ---> Post Certification 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft will be initially procured from HAL and balance 36 after operationalisation of HTT-40 fleet in IAF.
by Raghunathgb
11 Aug 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 259
Views: 54488

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/129 ... 85696?s=20 ---> BREAKING: Indian MoD approves procurement of 106 HAL HTT-40 basic trainers for the IAF. Our recent piece on the excellent strides the HTT-40 has made towards final certification:
by Raghunathgb
06 Aug 2020 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1084104

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

: The metal-cutting is expected to commence one year after the contract finalization and as things stands the Tejas Mk1A will have its first flight during the last quarter of FY 2022-23. The delivery of all the 83 aircraft will be completed within six years from the supply of the first fighter. So a...
by Raghunathgb
29 Jul 2020 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689932

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

This is the only explanation that would make me feel better about this tamasha. We definitely need two more squadrons but we all know that if the GoI actually tries an off-the-shelf purchase of 36 more there will be another round of "Rafale scam" tantrums from you know who. This kind of c...
by Raghunathgb
29 Jul 2020 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206368

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Raghunathgb wrote:
pralay wrote:What is the max gun depression angle for Sprut and Cockerill ?


Sprut 125 mm - 25 C
cockeril 105 mm - 42C


Corrected spurt angle
by Raghunathgb
29 Jul 2020 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206368

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

pralay wrote:What is the max gun depression angle for Sprut and Cockerill ?


Sprut 125 mm - 5 C
cockeril 105 mm - 42C
by Raghunathgb
29 Jul 2020 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206368

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Russian Sprut tank is only 20 tons and has a powerful 125mm smoothbore gun Why go for heavier K9 with 105 mm gun ? Elevation. John cockerill gun has elevation up to 42 C Where as Russian sprut tank is 25C max . This elevation advantage is huge in himalayan mountain terrain. Here is the video of the...
by Raghunathgb
29 Jul 2020 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206368

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Converting K-9 to a light tank isn't going to be easy. K-9 weighs 47t (wiki data). Going for a lighter gun would definitely decrease the weight of the turrent and thus the whole tank. But, not sure if it can bring it down to ~30t. Despite that, it only has armor to withstand upto 14.5mm AP hits (re...
by Raghunathgb
22 Jul 2020 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3644
Views: 1022953

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

#WATCH Trials of Helicopter-launched Nag Missile (HELINA), now named Dhruvastra anti-tank guided missile in direct and top attack mode. The flight trials were conducted on 15&16 July at ITR Balasore (Odisha). This is done without helicopter.

https://t.co/Jvj6geAGLY
by Raghunathgb
18 Jul 2020 10:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19208

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/amp/news/jio-global-telcos-tie-up-on-o-ran-testing/71195267 MUMBAI: Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) along with other global operators, vendors and integrators launched Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) , an initiative which will h...
by Raghunathgb
17 Jul 2020 18:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19208

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/info-tech/for-home-grown-5g-rjio-bets-on-free-platform-open-ran/article32105779.ece/amp/?homepage=true&__twitter_impression=true Info-Tech For home-grown 5G, RJio bets on free platform Open RAN Thomas K Thomas Updated on July 16, 2020 Cuts cost, frees firm fr...
by Raghunathgb
17 Jul 2020 18:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19208

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

http://www.cogencis.com/newssection/ril-to-acquire-patent-laden-telecom-svcs-co-radisys-corp-for-75-mln/ RIL’s telecom subsidiary, Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, has filed for 68 patents, according to the company’s 2017-18 (Apr-Mar) annual report. Radisys Corp will add at least another 60 patents to its...
by Raghunathgb
16 Jul 2020 08:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19208

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

Anujan Garu sorry I disagree big time, their UE and NW are purely average grade. As I mentioned their devices work best with their network only, in comp benchmarks we did internally(these are not paid ones that some blogs put, very rigorous ones aimed at gauging our competitors' KPI) they came four...
by Raghunathgb
15 Jul 2020 13:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India
Replies: 126
Views: 19208

Re: 5G Technology News Discussions, Strategy and Impact to India

https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/saankhya-labs-develops-5g-broadcast-technology-to-provide-broadcast-content-directly-to-mobile-119031300782_1.html Saankhya Labs, India's leading wireless communication system and transformative technology solutions provider, has successfully dem...

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