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by ramana
19 Sep 2019 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425511

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ok. These are user trial phase completion.

I hope they start inducting in the US-30 squadrons immediately.
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

CY2 Orbiter is in 91 km orbit from Moon surface if you scroll up and see AmberG posts.
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425511

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Unless it was a false flag operation, we should study the cruise missile and drone attack on Saudi Arabian refinery/oil well to see what lessons can be derived for us. May be, a time bound a new thread to compile the information and analysis? Please start a thread on unconventional attacks on India...
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2658
Views: 400311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India already has Kashmir. Matter of time when its formalized.
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 02:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1966
Views: 218300

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

chetak If you are on twitter send me a DM.
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 02:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

If you read press reports by eg. Chengappa, that's the plan as the CY2 Orbiter has long life of 7 years.
But before that need to find the root cause and ensure its corrected.
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 02:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2658
Views: 400311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

On Trump's possible trip to India - I am surprised that Modi administration is having Trump come over in November this year to sign the trade deal and is not angling to have Trump come over in January instead to be he chief guest for the republic day parade as well . That horse has left the stable....
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2658
Views: 400311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Arjun wrote:While we give all this attention to Furkan Khan, Pramila Jayapal & Ro Khanna might be bigger liabilities for US-India relations... :wink:

Only PJ. She is IINO.
Indian In Name Only.
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 01:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2658
Views: 400311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

saip wrote:Trump I think is flying to Ohio after Houston to meet some other world leader. So, where is the time for him to spare to meet the beggar?


This is for optics to not upset any local Democats
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 01:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1966
Views: 218300

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Vips wrote:After the verdict by the 5 judge bench in the Ram Mandir case is there any possibility of any appeal to a larger bench?



Yes people forget the joint session of the Parliament is the highest court.
by ramana
19 Sep 2019 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

A question: Do we know the spacing of the 500N engines on the lander? I am assuming they are mounted in a square configuration. Also whats the rotational moment of inertia of the lander along its principal axes? I want to calculate how much the engine has to over perform in order to tumble the lander?
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3758
Views: 501837

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Twitter account of OFB Board praises a OFB officer for developing the explosive train of their new Electronic Point Detonating Fuze.
Will post here.
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 22:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425511

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Yes. It says third test. Most likely they are proofing the production batch and confirming they match the development test vehicles.

Three for a batch is pretty good.
Does anyone recall the start date of Astra production run in Kerala?
It was inaugurated by Jaitley.
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 12737

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

RANT It may be bad reporting, but if the reporter has captured the tone of the IAF officer correctly, then it is quite unfortunate. What did the HTT-40 team do wrong? That they dreamt to come up with world class turbo-trainer with limited experience? Or that they expected preferential treatment fro...
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

SaiK, Please discuss in ISRO thread.
This is about Chandrayan-2.
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 08:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2658
Views: 400311

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

CRS, Hyphenation like beauty lies in the beholder.
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 02:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 925
Views: 157767

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The Afghan President Ghani narrowly missed being killed by Taliban bombers to day.
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 02:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1966
Views: 218300

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

pankajs wrote:https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/congress-leader-dk-shivakumar-sent-to-14-day-judicial-custody-1600153-2019-09-17
Congress leader DK Shivakumar sent to 14-day judicial custody



Enforcement Directorate is seeking to interview a Karnataka MLA as follow-up of this DKS custody.
by ramana
18 Sep 2019 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3390
Views: 541354

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Chindu was reporting that Pak has begun firing along LOC about 30 minutes ago.
Date 9/17/2019
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Also S^3 and UB, I think the four engines for braking could have caused the tumble due to thruster over/under performance.
Such behavior will cause in one of the off-center engines will cause a moment and tumble the lander.
Then the oscillations to correct the attitude.
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

S^3, Yellow marks actual landing spot?
They reported lander was 500m away from intended landing spot.
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425511

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Yes. And fired and lost the lock. Some of the AAMAbduls fell way beyond LOC and were displayed in the news conference.
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1676
Views: 425511

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

All such long ranges are for head on engagement.
The chase engagement range is much less. Nearly a quarter to a third.
The Banshee target is used world wide to qualify AAMs.
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 74898

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

Prasad, It helps if you say what on your mind and not make cryptic remarks.
Whats the real story?
We wasted 4-5 posts trying to get to what you mean.
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 74898

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

I think we need to stop criticizing ADA without understanding the factors not in their control. The big goal was NLCA Mk1 arrested landing on shore demonstrated consistently. Already 2 such landings have been shown. Navy has said they are supporting the LCA program and making payments regularly. Res...
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 03:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1962
Views: 240870

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

vsunder, In.1990s, I met an Englishman in California. He had enlisted as an aviation technician before WWII in Tata Airways. He had thick eye glasses and was rejected for military service and worked in many base repair depots in India. After the war he helped rebuild some of the B24s. He migrated to...
by ramana
17 Sep 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Folks discussion of computer lanfiages is not germane to this thread.

Thanks, ramana
by ramana
16 Sep 2019 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3758
Views: 501837

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Yes, I forgot the S-80 rockets from FSU.
Can you post the specs here for completeness?
by ramana
16 Sep 2019 23:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

There is much more to Chandrayaan 2 than just the Vikram lander. It has dual band SAR, a very high res camera and other scientific payloads. My request is to keep the thread open. It will be very slow for information to come out and better to roll this thread into other ISRO discussions. At least t...
by ramana
16 Sep 2019 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3758
Views: 501837

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Jay s, Why did ARDE come up with 80 mm rocket? Needs a whole new eco-system. Did force ask for it?
by ramana
15 Sep 2019 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3281
Views: 489692

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

There was no deliberate miss. If you read the Denel description the SOW needs guidance from the launching plane and if that breaks off it goes awry.
Abhinandan scramble made the guidance plane break off.

BTW the H-2/H-4/RAAD is updated Nazi Hs 293 and nothing more.
by ramana
15 Sep 2019 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 74898

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

If the cable snaps, you also lose an expensive aircraft and an irreplaceable pilot; so I am sure there are procedures in place to ensure that cables don't snap. First of all its wire rope. The factor of safety for a wire rope handling humans is 6. The wire rope is examined for damage, broken wires ...
by ramana
15 Sep 2019 04:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 273
Views: 34814

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

ramana wrote:Looks like no war in Persian Gulf except in Yemen.
Now that Bolton has left.


Spoke too soon!!!
by ramana
15 Sep 2019 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1962
Views: 211430

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.indiatoday.in/amp/magazine/cover-story/story/20190923-what-went-wrong-with-vikram-1598302-2019-09-13?__twitter_impression=true Raj Chengappa (appears like he bides his time nowadays to write only on 'epochal' events) alludes to potential trouble during 'Absolute Navigation Phase' that w...
by ramana
14 Sep 2019 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 11072

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I agree especially when they are offering similar products from Lewis Machine Tools.
by ramana
14 Sep 2019 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 279
Views: 74898

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

First arrested landing of Naval LCA successful ... The NP-1 was piloted by Cmde J A Maolankar (Chief Test Pilot) with assistance from Capt Shivnath Dahiya (Landing Safety Ofcer) and Cdr J D Raturi (Test Director) ... Sources conrm that the landing speed of NP-1 was at 132 knots and the sink rate at...

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