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by Kakarat
12 Jun 2019 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/11 ... 7511778304
#Chandrayaan2 launch on July 15 at 2 am 51 min. Sivan, space agency chief.
by Kakarat
12 Jun 2019 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

India test fires Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle India on Wednesday successfully test-fired Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) off Odisha coast. It was test-fired from launch pad number-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island in Balasore district at 11.22 a...
by Kakarat
11 Jun 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Please, just look at the disparity in the sizes of each! They are two totally diffetent classes .The 4- engined heavyweight IL-76/476 cannot be a replacement for an MTA.The AN-70 is med-range.Extra C-130s already in service would be a better option.We will have to make do with C-295s until a new MT...
by Kakarat
11 Jun 2019 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558376

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Shooklaw blog IAF block on indigenous HTT-40 trainer aircraft keeps door open for Swiss trainers https://twitter.com/HALHQBLR/status/1138441903286841347 This refers to the news in section of media that IAF is not issuing tender for HTT 40. HAL has not received any communication from IAF on this. Th...
by Kakarat
11 Jun 2019 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

AN-70s won't be replacements for an IL-76/476 heavylifter.We need a twin- jet MTA and need to reopen the file for long- term requirements .We lost earlier opportunities to buy out Fokker,Dornier too, where we build the bird for RUAG! I doubt that we would pay a huge sum just for one aircraft type.T...
by Kakarat
08 Jun 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Whatever it may be with the Y-20, the An-70 is still available for whoever wants it & it is for our gov and forces to decide. In my opinion getting full tot An-70 or An-178 is the best possible way to have our own transport aircraft at the shortest possible time and also help in RTA development ...
by Kakarat
07 Jun 2019 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Considering that our IL-76 will need to be replaces soon, An-70 looks to be a good option. according to wiki it is designed to liftoff from a 600m unpaved runway with 25T load and fly 3000km
by Kakarat
07 Jun 2019 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The AN-70's counter-rotating turboprop is new and probably more complicated than the base Al-20s on the AN-12 and -32. . The An-70 engines are not turboprop but a propfan also called as open rotor engine, unducted fan, or ultra high-bypass turbofan it is a hybrid of turboprop and turbofan which giv...
by Kakarat
07 Jun 2019 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I think An-70/188 should be considered for joint development with full TOT, an A-400 is a airbus product buying which we will only get aircrafts but no TOT . In the case of An-70 we can negotiate a good deal considering the state of Antonov and Ukraine today What sort of TOT will help us and how ? ...
by Kakarat
06 Jun 2019 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442221

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

Indranil wrote:2. There was wind tunnel model of a two stage missile/rocket. Nothing that I know of fits the bill.


How do you say its a 2 stage missile?
To my eyes it looks like a AAM and thought it could be Astra Mk-II
by Kakarat
06 Jun 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300675

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I think An-70/188 should be considered for joint development with full TOT, an A-400 is a airbus product buying which we will only get aircrafts but no TOT. In the case of An-70 we can negotiate a good deal considering the state of Antonov and Ukraine today An-188 https://thaimilitaryandasianregion....
by Kakarat
05 Jun 2019 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442221

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

^^^ The AN-178 was never offered for partnership or else I would have jumped all over it. It seems Antonov wanted to keep that one as its own but the AN-132 was explicitly offered. EXCLUSIVE: Old Horse Antonov Unveils 3 New Indian Hopes For starters, the company has mounted a hostile posture on the...
by Kakarat
05 Jun 2019 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3613
Views: 442221

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

^^^ I love the C-295 but since it is Airbus' we will never be able to do much more than local contracting for it. Meaning no exports, no variants, non real transfer of tech. Ukraine is in dire strait and from what I read, Saudi Arabia would have been to produce the AN-132 without a cap in numbers a...
by Kakarat
05 Jun 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

NDA govt eyes Rs 17,500-cr navy chopper deal with US “We hope to conclude the contract with the US by October-November. The deliveries are expected to begin 18 months after the contract is signed and all the MH-60Rs should be in by 2022. The helicopters will plug a key capability gap,” said one of ...
by Kakarat
05 Jun 2019 12:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1098
Views: 164666

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^ We've been flying them for decades. Our models have none of the new instrumentation updated on the AN-132. The reason might be because of Saudis' maneuvering with Russia. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190429-ukraine-suspends-joint-venture-with-saudi-arabia-to-build-an-132-aircraft/amp/ Ob...
by Kakarat
01 Jun 2019 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

apart from booking a place at the viewing gallery at ISRO campus , ( is it easy or hard to book?)... which other place affords a good viewing of the launch?? Booking for the viewing gallery is easy, but its kind of first come first serve. they allow 5000 registration now and the gallery is expandin...
by Kakarat
31 May 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Normally it the customer country that bears the cost of customisation like India in the case of Rafale
by Kakarat
31 May 2019 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

The French had developed a AESA radar for Tejas, so an alternative is already available Thales Radar Offered For HAL Tejas Mk-1A Combat Aircraft I know, and having an alternative is not same as been integrated. Easily 3-4yrs worth work. Yes I am aware, this if selected can be integrated and tested ...
by Kakarat
31 May 2019 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

They can always integrate a western one no? Fantastic news. Almost too good to believe. I hope I don't get let down. This is driving my hopes almost too high. Sh!t, if they pick the Blunder now I would jump off a bridge. lol I am sure HAL would happily do that, but the cost of integration with new ...
by Kakarat
29 May 2019 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 544180

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Any news on the follow-on order of Aerostat after the first 2?
by Kakarat
29 May 2019 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 330671

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

IAF chief's squadron to be first Rafale combat aircraft unit
New Delhi (India), May 29 (ANI): The first Rafale combat aircraft would be inducted into the Indian Air Force's 'Golden Arrows' 17 Squadron which was commanded by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa during the Kargil war in 1999.
by Kakarat
27 May 2019 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 544180

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Thakur_B wrote:Name change?


I dont think they have changed the name of the aircraft

The Netra is part of No.200 Squadron "SKANDA"
by Kakarat
25 May 2019 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)
Replies: 27
Views: 4579

Re: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/1132242939801792513 PSLV C-46 in flight as seen from the Launch Viewing Gallery at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7aIbOIUcAE_Q6S.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7aIcYpUYAE5PGl.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7aIeHTV...
by Kakarat
25 May 2019 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/1132242939801792513 PSLV C-46 in flight as seen from the Launch Viewing Gallery at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7aIbOIUcAE_Q6S.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7aIcYpUYAE5PGl.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7aIeHTV...
by Kakarat
24 May 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)
Replies: 27
Views: 4579

Re: Indian Space Program: Media (Images/Videos/Presentations)

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/1131946480523046912 PSLV C-46 Launch from First Launch Pad as seen from the Launch Viewing Gallery at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7V7AQkVUAAVIGh.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7V7BaEUcAAK6Io.jpg https://pbs.twimg...
by Kakarat
24 May 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/1131946480523046912 PSLV C-46 Launch from First Launch Pad as seen from the Launch Viewing Gallery at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7V7AQkVUAAVIGh.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7V7BaEUcAAK6Io.jpg https://pbs.twimg...
by Kakarat
24 May 2019 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1131902102576484357 Guided 500kg bomb tested from an IAF Su-30MKI today over Pokhran, says @DRDO_India. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7VS8H4W4AA2ffg.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7VS8H3W0AEaLzY.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7VS8H3XkAEFaqT.jpg https://pbs.twim...
by Kakarat
24 May 2019 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1131879485651861504 #Visuals: DRDO today successfully test-fired an indigenously-developed 500 kg inertially Guided Bomb at the Pokhran test firing range in Rajasthan. The bomb hit its target at 30 km with high precision. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D7U9uiwUIAMOlut.jpg...
by Kakarat
23 May 2019 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

RISAT-2B: Radial Rib Antenna Radial Rib antenna (RRA) is a world class technology demonstrated in-orbit today at 2:20 pm IST in the RISAT-2B spacecraft. This 3.6 metre antenna was folded & stowed during launch and later successfully unfurled & deployed in-orbit. The deployment was completed...
by Kakarat
22 May 2019 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

My First lot of my photos of the launch to be posted shortly
by Kakarat
22 May 2019 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1131156968876306437 #RulingTheSkies : IAF successfully fired the #BrahMos air version missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft today. The launch from the aircraft was smooth & the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the ...
by Kakarat
18 May 2019 15:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3807
Views: 757651

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Visitors registration for viewing launch of PSLV C-46 is open anyone interested please register
by Kakarat
17 May 2019 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1129311458741903360 JUST IN: Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) fired from @IndianNavy destroyers INS Kochi & INS Chennai in first ‘cooperative engagement’ test. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6wexipWkAAq1dC.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6wexipXoAAhk...
by Kakarat
11 May 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207456

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Bhaskar_T wrote:About 2 months ago in March-2019, SP-15 and SP-16 had their first flights. Any info on SP-17, SP-18, when are we going to see them in air?


The next to fly will be SP-21, should be in the second half of this year. SP-17 to 20 are trainers and will take time
by Kakarat
07 May 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327448

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yes, but arent 3 of P15B Vishakapattam class being outfitted now, how far is yard 12704 where INS Vishakapattinam is being fitted out from 12705 where INS Mormugao and yard 12706 where INS IMphal are being fitted out The one you see in the photo is yard 12704 INS Vishakapattinam. I think there was ...
by Kakarat
03 May 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

How? we have not seen the other side of the missile even the wing is not completely visible In a Nirbhay style setup , the slit for the wing on the other side will be on the front . Here you can see that the opening on the other side is also present on the back side as well , indicating a tomahawk ...
by Kakarat
03 May 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1278
Views: 292111

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Nirbhay has a single piece wing which rotates along the midpoint to deploy, so on one side it will be on the upper side and on the lower side on the other The GLCM variant uses the setup of single wing rotating about a pivot but the ALCM variant as the image shows follows a Tomahawk style wing setu...

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