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by basant
03 Aug 2021 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 4105
Views: 874522

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

How is Astra unproven and I-Derby ER not?
by basant
29 Jul 2021 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 305800

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

TBH, the dread of a single Tejas crash derailing the programme is no longer valid. That was perhaps true for ADA till maybe a decade ago, not any longer. The frustration here over HAL's repeated missing of deadlines is very valid, especially considering that we almost had a 2-front war. That such a ...
by basant
28 Jul 2021 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 305800

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Tejas has fired Derby a few years back itself and Israel claims that iDerby ER is almost drop in replacement. Even IOC should be able to fire BVR with s/w upgrade and I believe that it must already have been done. LCA already was cleared with Python-5 earlier this year. The first squadron (ideally) ...
by basant
26 Jul 2021 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1975
Views: 430731

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Just for the record. India expected to seek new Russian stealth fighter amid ongoing border dispute with China India will be keen to buy a newly unveiled Russian stealth fighter to help counter China’s forces along their disputed border, according to military analysts. Earlier this week the Russian ...
by basant
19 Jul 2021 14:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3729
Views: 851697

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Also from Twitter: Maverick@Mave_Intel Its an Ex-Air India , Airbus-319,will be used as an in-house flying Testbed aircraft for various Airborne Radars lile ,Uttam AESA and AEWACS Programme, Indian Navy's Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft senior suite program + This aircraft isn't part of 6 Airframe t...
by basant
19 Jul 2021 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3729
Views: 851697

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

From Twitter: Ninjamonkey @Aryan_warlord

So one ex @airindiain @Airbus A320 seems to have been transferred to the @IAF_MCC. Most interesting step forward.

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by basant
17 Jul 2021 09:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1842
Views: 395654

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

US Navy hands over multi role helicopters to India July 17, 2021 08:17 In yet another sign of strengthening India-US defense relationship, the US Navy has handed over the first two MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters to the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy is procuring 24 of these helicopters manufactured by...
by basant
12 Jul 2021 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Extended Version Of Cruise Missile BrahMos Test Fired Off Odisha Coast An extended range version of cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test fired off Odisha coast at 10:15 AM today. The missile, which has a target range of over 400 kilometre , was test fired from Chandipur Integrated Test Rang...
by basant
07 Jul 2021 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 445
Views: 117225

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Does this account for GE-F414 that was slated for the operational version?
by basant
04 Jul 2021 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions
Replies: 160
Views: 27196

Re: CDS Appointment & Command Restructuring: News & Discussions

Let’s see. Doubt IAF/IN would be committed until they also get the rotation. They are military men, and they are expected to take orders. As of commitment, first let the services show it to qualified indigenous equipment. I can't respect those who turn a blind eye causing terrible strategic weaknes...
by basant
29 Jun 2021 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IIRC, Prithvis were supposed to have an accuracy of 1% of CEP. But that was long ago, though I doubt if legacy Prithvis were upgraded. The later variants had improved accuracy, in the range of 25 to 50m.
by basant
29 Jun 2021 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I believe SOC stands for System on board Chip / Computer. I have no clue what SOA stands for. Added Later : Basant, you beat me to it :) Happy to help in anyway, Admiral. In computer science, SOA is used for 'Software Oriented Architecture'. Not aware of it, or anything else abbreviated as 'SoA', r...
by basant
29 Jun 2021 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

SoA or SoC? Agni P is indeed a pleasant surprise. :)
by basant
29 Jun 2021 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil wrote:India is going the more tried and tested air launched ballistic missile for anti ship role: Rudra- M1, M2 and M3. They have progressively larger payload and range. Carried on Su-30s, that should give pretty long ranges when operated from A&N.

And SMART!
by basant
26 Jun 2021 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It reminded me of B-05/K-15 saga. Can wait for more details. :)
by basant
25 Jun 2021 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

My bad. Forgot that this is defence. *sigh*
by basant
25 Jun 2021 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nikhil_Naya wrote:From what I could get -
It was a success. Multiple waypoints navigation, all phases were done properly. There are some interesting tidbits - in terms of the Y Axis and 'S' curves! Accuracy is Brahmos level!

Saurav Jha just tweeted that there was no Nirbhay test 'the other day'.
by basant
25 Jun 2021 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 201
Views: 62792

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

India’s $3-billion ISTAR Takes Shape, MoD Clearance This Year https://www.livefistdefence.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1-1-1.jpg The Indian government is all set to clear paperwork in the coming months to acquire a U.S. ISTAR (Intelligence Surveillance Targeting and Reconnaissance) battlefield an...
by basant
25 Jun 2021 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I could not find any announcement or press release from DRDO or MoD. Weird.

For test flight normal announcements have two typical components. 'Successful launch', and 'all parameters met'. The former itself does not guarantee the latter. I hope that the test was successful though.
by basant
24 Jun 2021 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4535
Views: 1400392

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nuclear capable subsonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' successfully test-fired from ITR Balasore, Jun 24 (UNI) India today test-fired its subsonic cruise nuclear-capable missile Nirbhay with a range of 1000-km from the Integrated Test Range(ITR) at Chandipur off Odisha coast. Defence Research and Develo...
by basant
20 Jun 2021 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1583
Views: 474341

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ATAGS has 25 lit. chambers translate into greater recoil force so stronger thus heavier gun. can ATHOS match ATAGS range? no. BTW why are we debating? the one who pays says no means no. Because the one who pays is the tax payer. And unless there are very specific reasons, like deserts can't withsta...
by basant
16 Jun 2021 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1583
Views: 474341

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Thank you for the clarification. I didn't know the reason with M777. A brand new gun was lost. :(
by basant
16 Jun 2021 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1583
Views: 474341

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Could the problem with the ammunition?
by basant
11 Jun 2021 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ Hehe, I didn't! Would have said hilarious, except that it was terrible. I remember how Army was too embarrassed to keep repeating that the two tanks were from different classes after comparative trails . To its discredit, the system successfully sabotaged the tank, at least so far. It is not at ...
by basant
10 Jun 2021 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

There was some specific area in which Israel's help was the turning point. Probably the FCS. It was never the same again.
by basant
10 Jun 2021 17:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^^^ I think the difference is in assembling OEM's imported kits vs manufacturing kits maintaining QR. Generally the issues most reported, IMHO, include ammunition that explodes within the (artillery) gun and INSAS. We don't import and assemble equivalent items. IIRC, Arjun MBT was also blamed for sl...
by basant
10 Jun 2021 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

May be PSUs should be privatized retaining capable employees. Others should be moved to some civilian manufacturing production like dolls, etc. I think Russia did a similar thing after USSR broke up.
by basant
04 Jun 2021 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 305800

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

I have not come across any talk on quartz radome. Most likely, these were old pictures, if not some development on the previous Kevlar radome. There was some speculation long ago on a new radome for Mk2.
by basant
02 Jun 2021 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

There was nothing mentioned about an APS for the new tank? Is it just the DDM did not capture this or the Army is not considering at the moment? Are we placing any APS like Trophy on our existing fleet? Why, the document lists all. Just copy-pasting items under SURVIVABILITY. ⋅  STANAG le...
by basant
02 Jun 2021 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 305800

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

By color it looks like the old one. The new radome was already qualified by Chobam, but not sure if they'd repeat the tests.
by basant
02 Jun 2021 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

can it fly? then it will be a single engine aircraft which is banned for import. Sadly, no. The RFI seeks approximately 30:1 horse power/ton or better. T-14 has 31:1 and SoKo's K2 has 27.2 hp/ton. While reading the quoted part from 'ThePrint'* I was thinking of LCH then I saw stealth. When I read a...
by basant
02 Jun 2021 04:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I am not so sure. It is RFI and sounds too fantastic. According to the Army’s requirements, the tanks should ideally be able to defeat the adversary’s tanks, armoured vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and destroy or deter attack helicopters. The platform is needed to have multiple anti-airc...
by basant
02 Jun 2021 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1525
Views: 397459

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

So what are competitors for the obvious candidate?
by basant
01 Jun 2021 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 305800

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

I think it is CABS, but difficult to judge from one pic.
by basant
01 Jun 2021 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 986
Views: 305800

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Amiet R. Kashyap @Amitraaz: LCA Tejas radome LCA Tejas radome under the lightning tests at the CABS facility of the @DRDO_India. #Lightning testing is typically separated into Direct and Indirect Effects. Direct Effects include all the physical damage caused by lightning strikes such as burning, me...
by basant
31 May 2021 00:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2701
Views: 455250

Re: Military Flight Safety

IAF transport aircraft catches fire upon landing at Delhi airport, crew escapes unhurt https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/indiatoday/images/story/202105/Dornier_1200x768.jpeg?PAk59SZAlzGrmsSpSr7nQDD7EBV3RAMq&size=770:433 An Indian Air Force (IAF) Dornier 228 transport aircraft caught fire upon la...
by basant
30 May 2021 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 201
Views: 62792

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

It doesn't cite any sources. It's possible that the conclusion was arrived based on Janes' article that 'interpreted' the press release.

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