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by Neela
30 Jul 2017 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Small anecdote. At a tennis league, played with someone working on geospatial information at a small company based out of Munich. He says he verifies data provided by farmers who claim EU farm subsidy. He said his company uses IRS satellite data and also resells them for both rural and urban needs. ...
by Neela
16 Jul 2017 18:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 404
Views: 32976

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

^^The article says: __________________ However, the Indian view is that the nationality of an individual can only be established by an investigation conducted by Indian agencies, and not on the basis of information provided by UK authorities. The investigation involves police in India confirming th...
by Neela
12 Jul 2017 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Isro develops ship-based tracking antenna terminal Istrac developed a 4.6 metre SBT antenna terminal The SBT Antenna system consists of 3-axis antenna mount, a motion simulator, reflector and feed, servo control systems and radio frequency electronics. Mechanical Systems Area (MSA) of Istrac made a...
by Neela
07 Jul 2017 19:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524075

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Been trawling the interweb trying to find info on Chinese deployments in actual war zones.. Saw some reports of their peacekeeping missions in Africa (along with some cheque book diplomacy of course).. Came across a report of Chinese peacekeepers abandoning posts, leaving behind weapons and ammo :e...
by Neela
06 Jul 2017 14:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524075

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

I wonder if a Pro-independent President in Taiwan is of any use here. Joint Military exercises near Kinmen islands?
by Neela
04 Jul 2017 13:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2432
Views: 407618

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Exports are fine.. and the IAF can use it too.. I would have liked more picket fence AWACS too. But the issue is this, is the effort wasted? Not really, IAF is taking all 3 AEW&C aircraft as versus the original plan for 2. Plus AWACS India is now committed with 6 aircraft order noted. These wil...
by Neela
04 Jul 2017 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Following up on earlier posts on Cartosats. More details here: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32023.480 Castosat 2E was launched last month. Next is Cartosat3 series with resolution of 0.25m . Mar '18 - Cartosat 3 Mar '19 - Cartosat 3A Mar '20 - Cartosat 3B
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2432
Views: 407618

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

I beg to differ with Karan and Rohitvats for different reasons. There has been immense effort gone into developing the program. That IP developed , including hardware, software, logistics, mission planning all of that _is_ cost from a business sense. Why not hive it off as a business with proper sup...
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2432
Views: 407618

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Vivek K wrote:There is only one - Stupidity!!
India can never mass manufacture even a needle leave alone an AEW aircraft.


DRDO chief Mr.Christopher mentioned in an interview EMB145 platform will continue for export.
Dont know the status.
by Neela
02 Jul 2017 11:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Vina-ji .Neat simple explanation.
Another point about the staged combustion cycle. The Preburner-turbine exhaust is fed to the main combustion chamber. That means there will back-pressure from main combustion chamber to the turbine. What precautions must be taken here ?
by Neela
01 Jul 2017 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

My assumption is rocket clustering, irrespective of whether tanks, turbo pumps, combustion chamber, is shared or not , is when these components belong to the _same_ stage.
by Neela
30 Jun 2017 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 674
Views: 132462

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Hi Neela sir, Seekers are in development for both Nirbhay & Brahmos, we don't have any yet. Way point navigation - i.e. moving from predetermined point to the next, as a means of methodically navigating has been done with Rustom, Nishant, and of course we have experience with aircraft too which...
by Neela
28 Jun 2017 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & defeating Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 8319
Views: 524075

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Ananth Krishnan , The Hindu's correspondent in Beijing Revealing China statement, suggests acc to them Doka La (Donglong) issue betn China/Bhutan, anger at India 'interfering with hidden agenda' https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDZEc1wUQAAzIrO.jpg Three things to note: 1. Typos 2. Suhasini and this rat ...
by Neela
28 Jun 2017 13:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

prasannasimha wrote:The actual military grade resolution if cartosat is supposed to be higher. That value will obviously be classified

And Cartosat 3 resolution is going to be 0.25m.

This is a club where India leads the rest of the pack.
by Neela
26 Jun 2017 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 674
Views: 132462

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Brahmos, LCA do way point navigation at different alts. So does Rustom, Nishant. Its not the key issue which is our lack of local seekers and engines, which are now maturing. I get confused between Tercom and Waypoint navigation. And trying to understand which seeker is used and what the related RC...
by Neela
14 Jun 2017 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 674
Views: 132462

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

tsarkar's post referred to algorithms and I remember reading a paper on this. This is how a IIR image looks like for the seeker if my understanding is correct. http://spie.org/Images/Graphics/Newsroom/Imported/apr02/targetsfig1.jpg So for LOBL , an image is "locked on" or stored before lau...
by Neela
09 Jun 2017 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 37261

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

Talking past each other. When there was a huge market for satellite launches only US/Europe/Rus had the capability to launch them. They realized that they needed to pack more to GTO to launch multiple satellites and developed the Soyuzes, Deltas and the Arianes. It was a limited launch capacity mark...
by Neela
08 Jun 2017 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 37261

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

The Boeing 747 - A 380 example is relevant in that Airbus felt that 747 was long in tooth and decided to put in a competitor. Boeing decided to stay out. A 380 is not doing well. I am not sure that we are "competing". We are behind and are going to stay behind in a market that has many pl...
by Neela
07 Jun 2017 19:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis
Replies: 424
Views: 37261

Re: GSLV-Mk III launch program/post-launch analysis

You are ignoring the demand side of things. It is like semiconductor . The number of transistors on a chip has increased multifold, giving massive boost in processing power and memory. But still , given the computing demand, it really hasn't reduced demand for computing because demand is not static...
by Neela
04 Jun 2017 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The GSLV Mk 2 in comparison (figures again from Wiki) can launch 2.5 tons to GTO and costs Rs 220 crores ($ 36 million) per launch. That works out to $14,400/kg. I doubt whether the GLSV Mk 3 cost/kg will be significantly different. Yes. FINALLY SOMEONE who actually posts numbers instead of "I...
by Neela
30 May 2017 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Disha, Vina,prasanna, others Just 1 question from my side. Keeping in mind consolidation, reduction of complexity, handling costs, competition,scalability and cost/kg, what are the forward looking preferred stages ISRO should opt for , for all types of payload to GTO ( Say from 1Tonne - 15Tonnes) .
by Neela
23 May 2017 16:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017
Replies: 2851
Views: 225310

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - March 17, 2017

News of PM Modi ordering part of Ravi river outflow diverted for use in Punjab and J&K floating around. Paki newspapers also reporting.
by Neela
23 May 2017 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2066
Views: 175891

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Livefist
@livefist
Just in: 2nd prototype of HAL's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) with modified tail boom lifted off on first flight today.
10:32 AM - 23 May 2017



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by Neela
23 May 2017 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 674
Views: 132462

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Simple things like moving such bogies during nighttime will avoid such blunders.
This message has to reach them
by Neela
23 May 2017 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 588388

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

What the report speaks of is "turnaround time" not time to scramble. As far as my knowledge goes - scramble times could be as low as 2 minutes in fully fueled and ready aircraft. There are many IAF accounts of that - I read an account recently of a sqn commander ordering that his pilots p...
by Neela
17 May 2017 12:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 3964
Views: 217574

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

E.t. excerpt The Economic TimesGET APP With 1 flight in 65 secs, Mumbai busiest single-runway airport By PTI | May 14, 2017, 02.15 Notably, no other large city in the world is served by one airport, that too with a single-runway. MUMBAI: The GVK group-run Mumbai airport has become the world's busie...
by Neela
14 May 2017 12:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 524
Views: 45888

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

Pakistan, however, has expressed an optimistic view, with the government's chief economist telling Reuters this week that the repayments will peak at around $5 billion in 2022, but will be more than offset by transit fees charged on the new transport corridor If enough goods dont pass through the c...
by Neela
09 May 2017 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

disha wrote:Neela'ji., thanks for posting the above link. ^^ Two items from above must be adapted by Indian Industry. One is the 100 Ah (150 Wh/Kg density) Li-ion cell (and the 5 Ah as well) and another is the ULEG Ceramic glass.


Dishaji Govt has already asked ISRO to share 100Ah battery tech with industry.
by Neela
09 May 2017 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 498986

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Indranil-ji Are you talking about the jet starter kit not counted into weight? 36MT has all single stages in fan- HP compressor- HP turbine- LP turbine . There isn't much scope for weight ambiguity but google does give diff results ( < 100kg ) whereas Saturn website mentions 71kgs. In any case, Satu...
by Neela
09 May 2017 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 498986

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Saturn's 36T Specification Engine..............................................................................36МТ Thrust at maximum rating, kgf..................................................450 Specific fuel consumption at maximum rating*, kg/(kgf∙h).................0.71 Weight, kg...............
by Neela
08 May 2017 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2750
Views: 252595

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

This is all ok, but hope we dont get satisfied with this, if within 6 months , with artillery or Pinaka, Drones used for guidance , if we can shahidise a few colonels/Generals or few hundred Uniformed pigs in Bunkers, the messgae will get accross, meanwhile we must work for DOmestic MIC production ...
by Neela
08 May 2017 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2750
Views: 252595

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

First 40 secs. A window(?) of the bunker was p r e c i s e l y hit.
by Neela
07 May 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 464914

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Ok...hexy missile pic ...hope this is pleasing for your eyes.



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by Neela
07 May 2017 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1794
Views: 262140

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Ariane 5 and 6 uses solid boosters but is classified as 2-stage.
GSLV Mk III is classified as 3 stage vehicle.

Are Wiki editors being naughty ?
by Neela
06 May 2017 12:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 3964
Views: 217574

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Right. Only one remaining component then for China. The engines.
They will get there in in 10-15 years. They re investing $15 Billion on it.
by Neela
03 May 2017 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2750
Views: 252595

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

CPEC should have nice new shiny targets. Get China to come to talks while pumelling down Chinese funded infrastructure in PoK. # It will set the conditions: 1. India will not tolerate CPEC in PoK 2. India will not spare Pakis. 3. India will claim its land back by force if needed and the intent will ...

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