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by Raghunathgb
18 Mar 2020 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 663915

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

Breaking:

DAC paves the way for procurement of 83 LCA Mk1A from HAL by finalising the contractual and other issues. The proposal will now be placed for consideration of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

https://twitter.com/manupubby/status/12 ... 55168?s=19
by Raghunathgb
21 Feb 2020 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236867

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

OFB had no confidence to develop a 52 caliber gun. It can show the 52 caliber in expos as much it wants, but has it been field tested? It is only after it attained confidence in 45 caliber, that it brought a 52 caliber prototype. What's wrong in going through phased development ?You are damned if y...
by Raghunathgb
06 Feb 2020 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851857

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:LUH has attained IOC!!!


This is a great news. Hopefully armed forces places order as early as possible.
by Raghunathgb
05 Feb 2020 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38793

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

Any reason why certification of htt-40 is still being held up ? sirji, this is a question better asked of your erstwhile office friends, no :) when you get the answer, please enlighten us too. We are also keen to know why I think you have mistaken my ID with raghuK who is HAL guy. I am newbee here....
by Raghunathgb
04 Feb 2020 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 184
Views: 38793

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

Any reason why certification of htt-40 is still being held up ?
by Raghunathgb
01 Feb 2020 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050884

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Breaking : HTFE-25 Core Engine Sea Level Trials Successful: The team of AERDC achieved a milestone with successful competition of Hindustan Turbo Fan Engine (HTFE)- 25 sea level trials at Tambaram Air Force Station, Chennai.....1/2 https://twitter.com/ReviewVayu/status/1223563798453211137?s=19 .......
by Raghunathgb
29 Jan 2020 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2306
Views: 663915

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

Zynda wrote:
Per one chaiwallah's cousin, our indigenous actuators cost around 40% of what imported ones from Moog costs. And product improvement is continuing...


Which Indian company is entrusted to manufacture actuator ? Hoping they go on to make it big and enter global stage in some years.
by Raghunathgb
28 Jan 2020 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236867

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ULH by Bharat Forge is ready. Baba (kalyani) ji ki jai ho !! See in the rear, mounted gun too. This would be interesting. Will this force BAE to locally manufacture M777 gun to compete with Kalyani ULH? Next tender for light guns should definitely ask for at least 90% locally manufactured components.
by Raghunathgb
28 Jan 2020 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236867

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Got this picture off Twitter. Looks like high angle firing of the upgraded M46 Sarang gun is difficult and a pit needs to be dug, to allow the breech sufficient room to travel for the recoil. Not a big deal. But there is a limit to upgrades! Will this allow firing up to angles of 70 degree ? Curren...
by Raghunathgb
24 Jan 2020 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

# BREAKING @DRDO_India conducts last developmental trial of nuclear capable #submarine launched ballistic missile #K4 from an underwater platform off Vizag coast. The #missile successfully fired for a reduced range paving the way for its series production. #India @NewIndianXpress https://twitter.com...
by Raghunathgb
24 Jan 2020 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 355
Views: 98157

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ Also, it is given that none of the Indian vendors will be able to develop a de-novo FICV design covering all aspects, irrespective of the money given by the GOI (Rs 3,000 Crore). The foreign partner will plug-in with design inputs from their existing line of tracked AFVs. . On what basis do you...
by Raghunathgb
21 Jan 2020 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

My mind is super relaxed & dancing in joy at this K-4 test. Shade more than Pokharan-2 :D :) +1, IMO SLBM is more important than Agni 6. K4 has 3500 range with 2 tonnes payload, 1 tonne means it can go 7000 KM. We need a 10,000 wala for our 13T SSBNs. There is no bigger deterrent than SLBMs. Do...
by Raghunathgb
17 Jan 2020 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851857

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

So is the HAL solution of folding 3 blades a compromise solution without adding weight penalties? 500 kg weight penalty is pretty high. And we are yet to add radars into it which will add it's own sweet weight.
by Raghunathgb
17 Jan 2020 09:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851857

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cybaru wrote:
Raghunathgb wrote:Is tail folding the only reason why Navy is unhappy with ALH dhruv?


IMO and I could be wrong, dalal's are working overtime to disqualify HAL. Don't understand your reference to tail. Tail folds...


It was a typo. It was blade folding. Have edited it.
by Raghunathgb
17 Jan 2020 09:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851857

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A good video of HAL Naval utility helicopter

by Raghunathgb
17 Jan 2020 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4620
Views: 851857

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Is blade folding the only reason why Navy is unhappy with ALH dhruv?
by Raghunathgb
15 Jan 2020 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25763

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

RCI

Astra/Nag Induction delay reasons /dates
Astra mk2 with dual pulse motor status
NGARM development status /why no test recently
Akash NG radar details
SFDR development status
Nirbhay/Manik/HSTdV
Garuda and Garuthma induction status
by Raghunathgb
13 Jan 2020 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

After re-reading the article I am getting doubts on authors claim. He takes the IAF declaration of Astra missile integration with sukhoi 30 and declares that IAF announced it's induction .Probably we need to wait till IAF officially confirms it.
by Raghunathgb
13 Jan 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ashishvikas wrote:IAF ANNOUNCES INDUCTION OF ASTRA, ITS MOST POTENT AIR-TO-AIR MISSILE

http://www.sps-aviation.com/news/?id=88 ... ir-missile


Truly great moment. I was waiting for this decision for long time. Now large orders please.
by Raghunathgb
09 Jan 2020 00:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 3922
Views: 430019

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

People need entertainment and most of them will watch it as a cheaper source of entertainment. Creating a parallel ecosystem would be the right solution in both short and long term.
by Raghunathgb
08 Jan 2020 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why would DRDO fund Barack er when xrsam is in advance stage Not sure if XR SAM is based on Barak 8 ER, first stage looks like Barak 8. We might be continuing its development. Still too early to tell. Design influence may be there but definatly not a barak 8 with boosters on.The close coupled jet v...
by Raghunathgb
08 Jan 2020 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

John wrote:Yeap Israeli navy has no need for ER and ER has ABM capabilities. To early to determine its full capabilities but it could be on par or better than Aster 30 blk 2.

Why would DRDO fund Barack er when xrsam is in advance stage
by Raghunathgb
08 Jan 2020 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 401329

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/theprint.in/defence/indias-ballistic-missile-shield-ready-iaf-drdo-to-seek-govt-nod-to-protect-delhi/345853/%3famp India’s ballistic missile shield ready, IAF & DRDO to seek govt nod to protect Delhi. New Delhi: India’s indigenous Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) pr...
by Raghunathgb
08 Jan 2020 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 34923

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

Indranil/Kartik, what advantage does DSI provide to a non-stealthy airframe? I am confused as to why the added complexity of designing and realizing the technology for DSI is being added to this project when the last AMCA designs we saw did not have it. Weight and complexity reduction Traditional a...
by Raghunathgb
05 Jan 2020 13:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943011

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Need to hive off / create Tier 1 Cities as union territories. The productivity of cities cannot be tied to the fortunes of the state it resides in. Perhaps even consider dissolving States govt and only have district level governance + Central Govt. Very difficult in southern states where linguistic...
by Raghunathgb
05 Jan 2020 12:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943011

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Gujrat is #2 after MH. I thought southern states like TN and KA are ahead of it. Uttarakhand contribution is same as Punjab and greater than Bihar. What could be the reason. KA is ahead of Gujarat at #2. Tamilnadu as I observe has been slipping last few years and loosing it's famed position once . ...
by Raghunathgb
05 Jan 2020 09:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 4819
Views: 943011

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENMGE4CU4AA01EY.png GST Collections Few points here. 1) In North East arunachal Pradesh has seen fantastic growth with 125% growth. Phenomenal. I always believed north east has potential which is unexplored. A city like Bangalore (business wise ) in North East would wond...
by Raghunathgb
28 Dec 2019 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236867

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

http://bwdefence.businessworld.in/article/Our-Vision-Is-To-Emerge-As-a-Global-Leader-In-The-Manufacturing-Of-Industrial-Military-Explosives-Manish-Nuwal/16-09-2019-176194/ Has order for production of guided pinaka already issued ? Could you talk about your future propositions that you will be cater...
by Raghunathgb
28 Dec 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One question, apart from range increase in Akash -NG missile system, is there any improvement planned on radar front ?
by Raghunathgb
27 Dec 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 267
Views: 70664

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:
Shivalik multi mode grenades have started reaching field in numbers. Pic is from August.


A short but very useful video explaining features in shivalik multi mode grenades.
by Raghunathgb
25 Dec 2019 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 923
Views: 236867

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

so Mk2 version has been cancelled (maybe in favor of Mk3, which is still in dev)? How many true multi barrel rocket launchers can launch rockets to range above 90 kms of pinaka mk2 ? probably BM-30 and T300(both have range around 90-100km). And both of them are 300 mm rockets compared to 214 mm pin...
by Raghunathgb
23 Dec 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The @DRDO_India developed #QRSAM successfully engaged the aerial target establishing its capability. With this, developmental trials of the QRSAM weapon system are completed and weapon system is expected to be ready for induction by 2021. That was quick. A big round of applause for DRDO, BEL and BD...
by Raghunathgb
23 Dec 2019 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The @DRDO_India developed #QRSAM successfully engaged the aerial target establishing its capability. With this, developmental trials of the QRSAM weapon system are completed and weapon system is expected to be ready for induction by 2021. https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status/1209057895041527808?s...
by Raghunathgb
17 Dec 2019 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2604
Views: 713002

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1206905616238698496?s=19 2 Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missiles were successfully launched today from land&air platforms. The 1st missile launch was from a Land Based Mobile Launcher in Odisha, where most of the components were indigenous including Missile Air frame,...
by Raghunathgb
13 Nov 2019 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 373
Views: 80989

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: 6692
Views: 657427

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: 5219
Views: 1050884

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: 5219
Views: 1050884

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...

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