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by ramana
21 Jun 2018 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military FAQ Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 22016

Re: Military FAQ Thread

Very good post about Army strategy and tactics: Before I answer your question, I'll make a brief foray into the principles of warfare. There are nine principles of warfare recognised by NATO: Mass, Objective, Security, Surprise, Maneuver, Offensive, Unity of Effort (aka Unity of Command), Simplicity...
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1521
Views: 296455

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

I think its the IAF chief who accepts the FOC.
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3986
Views: 704099

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@SJha1618 Following Following @SJha1618 More As far as @DRDO_India's Solid-Fuel Ducted Ramjet project is considered, it is a joint project with Russia to develop a missile with a range of 120 km at an altitude of 8 km capable of flying at a speed of Mach 2.3-2.5. Source #DRDOAnnualReport2016 SFDR h...
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 687640

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I have been in meetings where the project managers and the lab heads have been ripped to shreds by these very bean counters and left almost on the verge of breakdowns because their shit could not ride out the scrutiny. It is not just the funding but also the technical ROI that is being evaluated. A...
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 05:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 687640

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Ok. Thanks for calming me.

BTW the early consultants for Kaveri were SNECMA for France.
Could be these guys mentors.
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 687640

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Rakesh, SAFRAN is in due to Rafale offsets. About a $B worth. The story was they would bring the M88 core and magic sauce to make new Kaveri. Now the watch some 145 tests and come up with a report and say it's good to fly in an aircraft. And this is $1B worth? All these tests were in India. So what'...
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I hope they make a laser guided one, similar to the ones on attack helicopter. Would be perfect on LoC to knock out Paki bunker. A 155 shell may not damage the bunkers.. but a 100kg PCB warhead rocket will... A Pinaka battery at 60-80 KM in depth can provide a great on call support weapon and cover...
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3154
Views: 260570

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

Thanks but that is old report for 2017 to 2018.
by ramana
21 Jun 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 687640

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Rakesh and Prasanna, This is like getting the foreign expert to come and bless the project.
Was GTRE so lacking in confidence they needed this?
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 181
Views: 21260

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

The 2018 Parliamentary Committee report on MOD has some interesting notes.

http://164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Defe ... nce_42.pdf

Read Chapter II on import substitution.
Read Part II for the Committee remarks.
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3154
Views: 260570

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

KaranM Please post a link as you have taken the trouble to post excerpts from it.


There are 3 pdfs with that name showing up in google.
Thanks, ramana
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 22:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 657
Views: 60121

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Listened to Fresh Air with author David Sanger about his new book 'A Perfect Weapon'. Its about cyber clashes with Russia, NoKo, Iran and China. Off course won't reveal US attacks except in Stuxnet attack on Iran along with Israel. Of all China seems to have comprehensive attack capability. They acc...
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3986
Views: 704099

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The minuteman iii used a 3 MIRV payload. The Df-41 was initially tested some yrs ago with 2 mirvs. This was of course, not the operational configuration: 6-10 mirvs. Paki ababeel seems to have 3 warheads. Do they have a miniaturized high yield physics package? Don't know about Pak would do some goo...
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 21:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 657
Views: 60121

Re: Understanding the US- Again

TKiran, You should deal with your problems with a lawyer.
Also need to get some fresh air.

Lalmohan, You don't know the laws in US. Why scare TKiran even in jest?

Follow Gus advice on the OCI thing.
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Would you know how many Bofors were used at Kargil in all sectors?
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Yes I too heard. OFB was rebarreling and making some spares to keep them going. Ideally you want steady production and phase out the older guns. I wonder if the 414 order for Dhanush is Bofors. replacement? Numbers are about the same. Also note OFB mentioning barrels about 400.
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 09:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Barrel wear?
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 06:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 657
Views: 60121

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Someone named Valerie Kaur is highlighting this immigrants from India and children being separated.
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 06:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2086
Views: 318203

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Lots of Pseculars are breaking Kadas leave alone bangles. They expected BJP will take the beating like good Hindu.
Not happening.

Mid to could stick around till 2020 as J&K is 6 year term. But got greedy for 2019.
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 416319

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Prashant, Do look up the opening war sequences of Desert Storm and OAF. Apaches were used to destroy early warning sites.
Pakistani radar sites have been a bug bear for IAF in 1965 and 1971.

I think IAF plans to use them for their own missions and roles.
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 04:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 687640

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is this something that we necessarily need Gromov's help with? Would a used Boeing 747 serve the purpose? Or is it really the Gromov/TSAGI expertise that we need? The flying test bed is chock full of instruments and has the safety of three other engines. And to build a flying test bed for one engin...
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 04:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 657
Views: 60121

Re: Understanding the US- Again

On Fathers Day weekend.
by ramana
20 Jun 2018 03:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2086
Views: 318203

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

From ANI news... BJP ends alliance with PDP in J-K BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, while addressing a press conference, announced, "We have taken a decision, it is untenable for BJP to continue in alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, hence we are withdrawing." This is a master move. ...
by ramana
19 Jun 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4266
Views: 687640

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

In air in flying test bed or ground?
by ramana
19 Jun 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Another lurking concern will be logistics. ATAGS range doesn't come free. It's large chamber volume requires more charges to propel it. I think 6 charges vs 4 for Dhanush. And this will add to the logistics trail. So once weight issue is solved some bright procedures person will bring this up for fu...
by ramana
19 Jun 2018 09:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4605
Views: 261415

Re: Deterrence

I think the source is talking through his hat.
The credibility is based on land based long range missiles which are deployed with SAC.
The short range SUB based missiles hardly add to the deterrent.
And long range missiles are not there yet.
by ramana
18 Jun 2018 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The barrels are the tough ones. They can substitute the powerpack engine. The power pack drives an electric generator for the electric drive. The seals and bearings are being imported from OEM. We know of the scam for Chinese made roller bearings where the supplier had fake Chinese made bearings pas...
by ramana
17 Jun 2018 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Artillery usage in Kargil. Singha calculate on number of shells per km and compare to earlier Wars. https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007911988759093248?s=19 In 1999 Kargil War , about 69,800 Bofors (155 mm) shells, 1,90,000 Field Gun (105 mm) shells, 16,100 Mortar (120 mm) shells, 3,400 M...
by ramana
17 Jun 2018 05:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 416319

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Not really. IA needs support in the strike corps. Those helicopters will be organized into flights and assigned to the corps. All anti-armor role.
IAF are for attack/strike role. Support secondary.
Both services know this.

Let's leave it at that.
by ramana
17 Jun 2018 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3154
Views: 260570

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

Right from the top, the government support has been fabulous. They have almost been like our working partner,” Anandan told ET Magazine. Anandan’s institute, funded by the entrepreneurs Romesh and Sunil Wadhwani, is among a string of emerging private, non-profit and government efforts to harness th...
by ramana
16 Jun 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3986
Views: 704099

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@haridas: what is stopping the demonstration of MIRV tech by DRDO? Political constraints even under Namo or is there still some tech. development to be done before it is ready? MIRV is not just the reentry technology but efficient high yield physics package. Chander can talk about the former with a...
by ramana
16 Jun 2018 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INA History Thread
Replies: 318
Views: 34350

Re: INA History Thread

Should also read Prof. Marshall Windmiller study of OSS in India and how they cultivated future assets despite UK prohibition on developing intelligence networks. Most post Independence leaders were in OSS contact list.
by ramana
15 Jun 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3986
Views: 704099

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That Blog about A4 seems gas.
Any MIRV needs a nose fairing. We have not seen any pictures released of that. And two MIRVs needs a RV bus.
by ramana
15 Jun 2018 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4409
Views: 512503

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Thanks guys. The Army did right thing to fire those large number of rounds to find the limits of the design. Theoretical calculations are good to establish the design. But limits should be by testing to determine failure modes. Barrels erode due to chemicals from charge combustion and less from phys...
by ramana
13 Jun 2018 11:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistan Election Watch 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Pakistan Election Watch 2018

I am starting a new thread on above subject. I would like to track the parties, principal candidates and who is backing whom. And finally what will the impact be on India?
Thanks.
Please be data driven.
by ramana
13 Jun 2018 04:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1335
Views: 119182

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Gautam, Ever since Egypt did the Yom Kippur attack in 1973 after military exercises near the Sinai , everybody is wary of military exercises.
by ramana
13 Jun 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3986
Views: 704099

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

All those changes make it a new missile.

Kind of defeats the minimal changes that Israelis did.


BTW 250 lbs (forget kg!)weapon does grievous damage if it has the proper CEP.

So 150 Kg i.e ~340lb is good enough with Pinaka2 accuracy.

usually explosive filling is only 20%.

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