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by Raghunathgb
13 Nov 2020 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4252
Views: 1243810

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/TheHemantRout/status/1327221306505392130?s=19 # BigBreaking #India successfully test fires short range Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (#QRSAM) from a defence facility off #Odisha coast. It intercepts a target mid-air. Developed by @DRDO_India the #missile is capable of pro...
by Raghunathgb
08 Nov 2020 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391120

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak wrote:
Sicanta wrote:one day soon, the gulf "boom" is going to dry up and provincial govts will fall.

what then :mrgreen:


Gulf failure is going to affect entire nation and not just Kerala. Also India's dreams depends on the same provincial govts success.
by Raghunathgb
08 Nov 2020 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391120

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Decentralisation is good thing to happen. Bihar definitely will become next state to remove controls for CBI. A good riddance. CBI had just been a political tool from long time heavily misused by both Congress and BJP. If states like Kerala, Maharashtra think they can create their own little cosy w...
by Raghunathgb
08 Nov 2020 17:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391120

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

This potentially Bihar defeat, boosts MGB in MH. The states vs center will only intensity. They will pass resolutions against center laws Decentralisation is good thing to happen. Bihar definitely will become next state to remove controls for CBI. A good riddance. CBI had just been a political tool...
by Raghunathgb
08 Nov 2020 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1391120

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Actually caste arithmetic favours BJP in Bihar. If voting happened on purely caste basis BJP + would have won by a landslide. This is a anti incumbency votes mostly anger on covid management. And caste is omni present. UP and Bihar are not exceptions here. But this puts a clear pattern. BJP is strug...
by Raghunathgb
06 Nov 2020 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4252
Views: 1243810

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The following Youtube video has more details about the enhanced range Pinaka MK1 rockets. https://youtu.be/t7G_vkgGVnA The range of enhanced pinaka mk1 is clearly given as 45 kms in DRDO newsletter. There has also been improvement in accuracy and shelf life of mk1 rockets other than range. Several ...
by Raghunathgb
05 Nov 2020 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4252
Views: 1243810

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Pinaka ER range is 45-50 kms and not 60 kms. It's DDM.
by Raghunathgb
05 Nov 2020 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4252
Views: 1243810

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Thanks Dilbu. So this is not the guided version but the ER version we discussed from that DRDO TF document. I hope for everyone's sake the order for this is not with OFB alone but split between OFB and Solar. The reports mention that rockets for todays test were supplied by economic explosive limit...
by Raghunathgb
30 Oct 2020 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4252
Views: 1243810

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Very interesting..experimental propellant for akash ramjet can extend range by 45 kms. https://www.strategicfront.org/research-work-in-ramjet-powered-artillery-shell-the-story-so-far/ The propellant samples were prepared & sent to DRDL for testing. DRDL stands for Defence Research and Developmen...
by Raghunathgb
30 Oct 2020 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4252
Views: 1243810

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

First dedicated seeker manufacturing facility by private sector.. https://telanganatoday.com/vem-technologies-sets-up-advanced-seeker-facility-in-hyderabad Hyderabad: Hyderabad-based aerospace and defence company VEM Technologies has set up an advanced Seeker manufacturing facility in the city, whic...
by Raghunathgb
14 Oct 2020 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5271
Views: 1136746

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 2477
Views: 570917

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: 2477
Views: 570917

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 5378
Views: 1211575

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 1325
Views: 382426

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: 1325
Views: 382426

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: 5271
Views: 1136746

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219669

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219669

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: 3536
Views: 725621

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: 5271
Views: 1136746

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 4252
Views: 1243810

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: 5271
Views: 1136746

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219669

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: 2477
Views: 570917

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: 287
Views: 66068

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: 287
Views: 66068

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: 287
Views: 66068

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219669

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: 3797
Views: 759581

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: 1130
Views: 283986

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

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