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by Raghunathgb
13 Nov 2019 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 51113

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

Indranil wrote:
But, I love the this idea of carrying fuel tanks in the weapons bay if required. Adds to mission flexibility. You can trade stealth with hang time and performance.


Does f35 have this feature or is this unique to AMCA?
by Raghunathgb
11 Nov 2019 10:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3620
Views: 370626

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Shivasena was starring at a slow death. In a way it was observing that bjp was eating shivasena slowly and eventually it would have killed it by next term if fadnavis alone ruled the government. I think shivasena made a right decision to demand for a CM post. Instead of guaranteed death by next term...
by Raghunathgb
11 Nov 2019 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5004
Views: 964649

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

fanne wrote:does the word 60% yield here means that out of 100 blades made, 60 passed QA?


My uneducated guess is thermal efficiency. If that's the case it should be good enough.
by Raghunathgb
10 Nov 2019 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5004
Views: 964649

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The above shows that even a failed project can create lot of spin-offs and positive stories(I will still not declare it sucessfull until bhel starts using it) . This will keep project alive as many technologies used for Kaveri engine will ultimately end in various other sectors thereby multiplying i...
by Raghunathgb
10 Nov 2019 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5004
Views: 964649

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Good news after long time. DMRL’s expertise in investment casting technology has also resulted in a civilian spin-off for the manufacture of large size blades used in land-based turbines for power generation (BHEL and NTPC). NTPC is operating several gas-based power plants in the country and the bla...
by Raghunathgb
07 Nov 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124755

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

and Bharat Forge should be rewarded by contract for this. We need light guns in the Himalayas, 145 guns is too small a number. Army should go with all steel, less expensive and maintenance free (lesser ) artillery gun which weighs 6.8 tonnes at lesser price. They even have titanium version at 4.5 t...
by Raghunathgb
07 Nov 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124755

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Has Bharat forge offered it's ultra light howitzer to army for testing ? Last I heard that they are still working on it.
by Raghunathgb
30 Oct 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2100
Views: 471985

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Does this mean AIP is now ready for fitting into submarine ?
by Raghunathgb
21 Oct 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karthik S wrote:[

Great news, if the test is successful, the missile and 13.5T SSBN should be ready at the same time.


Considering that launch location is Visakhapatnam, it has to be either k4 or k5. More likely to k4.
by Raghunathgb
21 Oct 2019 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124755

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Ofb persuiung 155mm/52mm caliber truck mounted gun is a welcome development considering the weight issues of ATAGS reported which could pose problems for mobility on trucks. Yesterday there has been reports of usage of dhanush in border skirmishes . Hopefully army is impressed and start trials of tr...
by Raghunathgb
21 Oct 2019 10:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124755

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Has there any news on the truck mounted gun of OFB. Has the trials been conducted ? Gun-novation: Indigenous howitzer to undergo firing trials in November Truck-mounted howitzer based on the Bofors was developed by OFB in just 16 months, but could struggle for orders since it comes at a time of plen...
by Raghunathgb
19 Oct 2019 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5004
Views: 964649

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

I will wait for sourav jha article on Kaveri engine. That will give the exact picture where we are. We have advanced in scb by cracking some of the technologies used in it.

I still think this offer has only come because we are probably nearing completion.
by Raghunathgb
19 Oct 2019 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5004
Views: 964649

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Let French declare that they are ready to give TOT for hot section. Till then I request members to stop assuming that there is a TOT offered for the same.

French are not going to give us TOT for SCB.period.
by Raghunathgb
18 Oct 2019 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

http://www.sps-aviation.com/news/?id=850&catId=1&h=IAF-operationalises-air-launched-BrahMos-cruise-missile-in-major-capability-milestone The Indian Air Force (IAF) has inducted and operationalised the air-launched, extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. With a kill range of 450 km...
by Raghunathgb
17 Oct 2019 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124755

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://thediplomat.com/2019/04/indias-army-receives-first-six-of-114-long-range-dhanush-howitzers/ ramana guru, are we on track for the delivery of arty guns? 6 were delivered in april that means 30 for rest of the year..roughly 4 per month afterwards... i do not find any news of K9 & M777 del...
by Raghunathgb
12 Oct 2019 12:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5004
Views: 964649

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Safran is now struggling to fulfill offset obligations of nearly 580 million euros. What options do they have?
by Raghunathgb
12 Oct 2019 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 36959

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Is it possible that BRF conducts interview with various personalities like harsh vardhan thakur and others
by Raghunathgb
10 Oct 2019 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5004
Views: 964649

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

This is already known. The issue was with cost. We wanted it as part of offsets - Safran said no, we want hard money for this! Not really. SAFRAN estimate to complete was much more than DRDO estimate. I did comment a few pages ago. https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?p=2372872#p2372872 ...
by Raghunathgb
09 Oct 2019 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The problem with spike is, it has failed multiple times and in many conditions. A small procurement of Javelin would have made much more sense.. Alternatively, an emergency procurement of Nag which has seen many successes. From news sources spike only failed the desert trails where its uncooled see...
by Raghunathgb
08 Oct 2019 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526650

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

Given the need to "respect" the LoC and standoff fights like we had on Feb 27, the way to create a "no fly zone", without firing off a BVR is to use long range jamming. Also given the dense PLAAF air defence SAM, might require lot of SEAD jamming. IAF could invest some effort an...
by Raghunathgb
04 Oct 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

So ASRAAM is only for Jaguar yet. So this quashes rumours on ASRAAM replacing R-40. Very newsy 1st press conf by new @IAF_MCC Chief: 1. No foreign 5th gen fighter for IAF, only AMCA 2. Addl 36 Rafales not in IAF procurement plan 3. ASRAAM only for Jaguar, no decision yet to standardise across all fi...
by Raghunathgb
04 Oct 2019 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25492

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

I think saurav jha is hinting at the weapons planned in for htt-40

Look forward to seeing an armed version of the HTT-40 firing 68 mm rockets at simulated targets during an exercise.

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/118 ... 65376?s=19
by Raghunathgb
03 Oct 2019 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25492

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

Well there maybe some meaning to release funds in parts in that let first batch be manufactured without much ho-hum and rush. Same for Tejas in that we may need seperately deal with exploring initial batches - opening up the envelope and what not. I am all for ordering world peace and 100 HTT-40 an...
by Raghunathgb
02 Oct 2019 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157210

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Why any particular reason ? The sub will need engines in 4000 hp range. This is not the not in that range. Afaik the diesel engines in SSK are only used to charge the batteries. The scorpene submarine uses two diesel engines of just 1676 HP. So i still think Bharat power pack which is rated to be a...
by Raghunathgb
02 Oct 2019 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157210

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Pratyush wrote:The capacity built for the engine development will be useful for other projects but the engine might not directly be ported to the submarine.


Why any particular reason ?
by Raghunathgb
02 Oct 2019 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157210

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

I have a question, can the 1500 HP engine which DRDO is developing for army tank be used in Project 75 designed submarines? As I see currently scorpene uses 2 MAN engines of 1250 KW. The Bharat power pack engine defiantly delivers more power which should be sufficient for our SSK. Is that possible? ...
by Raghunathgb
02 Oct 2019 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25492

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

Breaking news : Video of 6 spin turn released by HAL Spinning, departure & high-alpha testing is invariably regarded as the most extreme experimental testing phase during certification of an aircraft. Smooth spin is a result of many optimizations & deep explorations into extreme edges of th...
by Raghunathgb
01 Oct 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 25492

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

News just in that #HTT40 completes Six-Turn Left Turn Spin. It's in line with expectations or slightly better than Right Turn Spin. Big achievement -- after 3 decades. Congrats to Team ARDC/HAL.

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/11 ... 15488?s=19
by Raghunathgb
30 Sep 2019 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

@DRDO_India successfully conducted test fire of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile featuring Indian propulsion system, airframe, power supply and other major indigenous components from ITR, Chandipur in Odisha, today.
https://twitter.com/SpokespersonMoD/sta ... 85312?s=19
by Raghunathgb
28 Sep 2019 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1460
Views: 418208

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

Dileep wrote: LRDE is preparing to make LSP builds now, as per chaiwale.


LSP even before user trails? Or are they increasing number of prototypes for faster testing?
by Raghunathgb
21 Sep 2019 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732054

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

One question, Has LCH been tested with electronic war suite(RWR, MAWS etc ). If not wouldn't it entail airframe modifications?Would that affect the current LSP which are in production ?
by Raghunathgb
19 Sep 2019 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I think DRDO has permanently shut down the argument on Astra range ( or lack of it ) even if it didn't matter much in real time scenarios.

Astra is now officially 100+ km range missile. Hoping for quick induction in large numbers.
by Raghunathgb
18 Sep 2019 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I kind of remember vaguely to have read that Astra uses the same pylon as R-77 and hence (together with other factors) its easier to integrate with any jet which already can handle R-77. Can someone confirm is this is correct or wrong..? I am not able to find any reference from google. The Astra is...
by Raghunathgb
18 Sep 2019 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan M - So we can probably assume that akash has a no escape zone of 25 kms because of its extremely good propulsion system.
by Raghunathgb
17 Sep 2019 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1904
Views: 504183

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Brilliant sir. Thank you Karan. Heartened to know 1S orders are out. Nice So with seeker capability in 1S ,has the range of akash missile increased apart from better target ability when target is outside radar horizon. I had read that akash range increase by 5-10 kms due to added capability. Is it ...
by Raghunathgb
17 Sep 2019 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2271
Views: 439319

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Tapas 04-19 UAV breaks down and crashes after loosing communication says Kannada news paper



Link to video

by Raghunathgb
12 Sep 2019 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732054

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

So do you mean to say that Russia gets nothing out of HAL manufacturing Ka226T? Sir, with all due respect and humility, I suggest you read a little about economics. What I meant HAL as a lead integrator will loose nothing but indian OEM will loose out as many parts will be exported directly from ru...
by Raghunathgb
12 Sep 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4347
Views: 732054

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Just give the entire 400 unit order to HAL and some private sector units for the LUH and be done with it! Why give away money to Russia for a redundant helicopter like the Ka-226T? What is there to gain with that type? HAL is the chosen agency to manufacture KA-226T in India. So HAL will get all th...
by Raghunathgb
11 Sep 2019 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 586076

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Second Netra handed over to IAF. https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1171764168036253697/photo/1 ---> Punjab: Defence Research & Development Organisation today handed over the second indigenous ‘Netra’ Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft to the Indian Air Force. The Western Air Command Chie...

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