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by Kakarat
20 Apr 2018 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1675
Views: 267280

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

I think the name of the new C-130J is No 87 Raiding Raptors From: https://twitter.com/livefist/status/985382500687073281 Great shots in from Exercise Gagan Shakti. A C-130J from the Raiding Raptors squadron with its load of commando paratroopers. We should update our BR Squadrons and Helicopter Unit...
by Kakarat
20 Apr 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1041
Views: 163839

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

At Defexpo Aeromag was hanging out show daily, the day 1 issue has an interview of Dr. Giridh Director of ADA with title 'LCA Tejas to be fully operational with AAR soon' which has a lot of info and updates, will list out some of them 5, All simulated ground tests have been successfully completed a...
by Kakarat
20 Apr 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

India Displays Big Missiles at Defense Show The Indian air force would benefit from adopting the Brahmos-NG, since three of them could be carried by its Su-30MKI multirole fighters, instead of one PJ-10. Besides, the aircraft would be able to land with one or two missiles on wing pylons, whereas la...
by Kakarat
19 Apr 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1041
Views: 163839

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

At Defexpo Aeromag was hanging out show daily, the day 1 issue has an interview of Dr. Giridh Director of ADA with title 'LCA Tejas to be fully operational with AAR soon' which has a lot of info and updates, will list out some of them 1, currently focusing on increasing the flying rate of MkI to 60 ...
by Kakarat
18 Apr 2018 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3184
Views: 261855

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

DRDO CVRDE MBT Arjun MKII live demo at DefExpo18 https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/986544206561796096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDokoDVMAAfOWo.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDon4LU0AALt-f.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDopiDVwAIqeSR.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDorBgVAAM9yEV.jpg
by Kakarat
18 Apr 2018 15:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

DRDO CVRDE MBT Arjun MKII live demo at DefExpo18 https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/986544206561796096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDokoDVMAAfOWo.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDon4LU0AALt-f.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDopiDVwAIqeSR.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbDorBgVAAM9yEV.jpg
by Kakarat
18 Apr 2018 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457001

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Pratyush wrote:Has the Kalyani ULH been tested by the IA?


No only the gun has been proof tested at CPE Itarsi. the total system (both) is heading for trials in may 18 and subsequently will be offered to the Army
by Kakarat
18 Apr 2018 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457001

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Kalyani Conventional Recoil Bharat Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH) 155mm 39 CAL https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/986278834570903553 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da_0LrnVQAEFzDa.jpg Kalyani Advance Hybrid Recoil Bharat Mounted Gun System (MGS) 155mm 39 CAL https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/98629...
by Kakarat
18 Apr 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Kalyani Conventional Recoil Bharat Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH) 155mm 39 CAL https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/986278834570903553 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Da_0LrnVQAEFzDa.jpg Kalyani Advance Hybrid Recoil Bharat Mounted Gun System (MGS) 155mm 39 CAL https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/98629...
by Kakarat
17 Apr 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Some noob questions. Came some good soul summarize what all we know about SANT..? Is SANT supposed to replace HELINA? If not how both are relevent at the same time..? How SANT is different from HELINA..? Is seeker different..? Apart from higher range of coarse. I tried to speak with the official re...
by Kakarat
17 Apr 2018 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2141
Views: 346292

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

DRDO Ghatak/AURA and a very confusing Info board from DefExpo18

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/ ... 2750821376

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by Kakarat
17 Apr 2018 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

DRDO Ghatak/AURA and a very confusing Info board from DefExpo18

https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/ ... 2750821376

Image
by Kakarat
17 Apr 2018 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457001

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Kakarat, Any clear picture of left side of that Mortar round? Elbit version is expensive. Ok here is the Elbit Link to LG2MK: http://elbitsystems.com/product/guidance-kits-general-purpose-bombs/ Its not like the PGK which is a smart fuze but a whole guidance kit for mortar shell. Looks like a laser...
by Kakarat
17 Apr 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Walkaround of OFB Upgunned 155mm 45cal M-46
https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/ ... 4371426310

This gun was standing on the ground like it was an orphan, there was no info board nothing
by Kakarat
16 Apr 2018 23:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Their precision guided shells were Israeli. I wondered if the two examples on display were them showing interest in developing a shell like the Excalibur but :( when I saw the tv screen between them running an IAI/IWI (Forgotwhich) video showcasing them. The brochure for both guided shell and rocke...
by Kakarat
16 Apr 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3523
Views: 592448

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

sahay wrote:
abhik wrote:What are those Kalyani seekers for?


The diameter looks pretty thin. If I have to take a guess, AAM or SAM.


Most of the electronic items displayed by kalyani are from Israel, they had also displayed Spice series of guided bombs
by Kakarat
16 Apr 2018 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

A round-up report on DEFEXPO. Was sent some pics of the last days.Chaos unlimited.No space even for a flea.Had there been any stampede hundreds would've died.The road to the venue,a traffic jam all the way back to town.Pics of ships with visitors resemble trains in Bihar with passengers enjoying th...
by Kakarat
16 Apr 2018 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Wallpaper version Image of ARJUN Armoured Recovery and Repair Vehicle (ARRV) CHIRANJEEVI
https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/ ... 5224283136
by Kakarat
16 Apr 2018 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Last batch of photos on aerial displays from DefExpo18 dryrun on Sunday next walk around of OFB BEML 155mm 52cal MGS https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/985787071993331712 https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/985794816502984705 I have a total 2500+ photos to sort edit and post other than brochu...
by Kakarat
14 Apr 2018 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Today the expo was filled with people everywere, but I was able to finish for which i went today. Thanks to Bob V for helping me out today and I have some 16GB worth images to gothrough & post other than this Bob too has some. Today we were also able to meet Prem Kumar. Have done walkaround of D...
by Kakarat
14 Apr 2018 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

maz wrote:Karakat, thanks a lot. Really looking forward to seeing these pix. Can you use a google link or dropbox fr the unedited imagery?

Please email me at mmazumdar at hot mail dot com as soon as you see this msg.


Sir, I am preparing to start for the expo now, will send you after i reach back
by Kakarat
14 Apr 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Defexpo goers, I have a request: I need pictures of the wall posters with current and future project at the various shipyards. And the models/ info sheets displayed by Reliance Naval Engineering. Fro example, Cochin shipyard has a poster for the new shallow water ASW craft as well some others. simi...
by Kakarat
13 Apr 2018 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Hi Bob V & others - some questions. Would greatly appreciate any answers: We are planning to go to DefExpo tomorrow (14th) and Island Grounds (15th) For DefExpo18 (Thiruvidandhai): it says that the gates open at 8 and the event begins at 9 AM. a) What time does it make sense to be there - 8 AM ...
by Kakarat
13 Apr 2018 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 599295

Re: Small Arms Thread

The Latest version of the 7.62X51mm Assault Rifle being developed by OFB Rifle Factory Ishapore for the Indian Army displayed at DefExpo2018 https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/984510052261281792 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DamtOhjVMAAdqK2.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DamtPdNU8AAqkhz.jpg https...
by Kakarat
13 Apr 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

The Latest version of the 7.62X51mm Assault Rifle being developed by OFB Rifle Factory Ishapore for the Indian Army displayed at DefExpo2018 https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/984510052261281792 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DamtOhjVMAAdqK2.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DamtPdNU8AAqkhz.jpg https...
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Last post :). For the naval visit, what's the plan? I plan to be at the Island grounds entrance by 6:30 itself. I am thinking since they start at 8:00, being a Friday and summer vacation for kids, more people may take the day off for a visit. That way, if I can wind up at the port by noon latest, I...
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 599295

Re: Small Arms Thread

@kakarat and @bob v, were you able to get any info out of OFB guys ? meanwhile.... https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status/984234789258518531 @delhidefence R2 7.62x51mm Assault Rifle from the OFB. Exhibited better accuracy and greater stopping power in head to head trials against the Galil version....
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Vips wrote:Super. Any display or information on the aero engines they are developing?


I have a photo of it, its a small engine. We went very late to their stall so no one there to speak on it
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 599295

Re: Small Arms Thread

I managed to lay my hands on the black kit INSAS & the JVPC(MSMC) at the OFB stall. I'm not a gun enthusiast but from first looks, the JVPC has clean design lines, with neatly machined upper & lower receivers. On the downside, it weighs twice as much as the INSAS. I had great difficulty in ...
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 599295

Re: Small Arms Thread

Me and Bob V had a wonderful opertunity to pick up some rifels including Insas and JVPC
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 3888
Views: 599295

Re: Small Arms Thread

I thought we will get this one, mentioned in below article: https://yourstory.com/2017/06/soldiers-bullet-proof-jackets/ The 20 layers and carbon fibre in the jackets will ensure that Army personnel can wear it and work in temperatures as high as 57 degrees celsius and this technology only I though...
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 16:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Uttam AESA the indigenously developed active electronically scanned array (AESA) fire control radar at DRDO stall https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/984385328961110016 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dak6j6PU0AEgfTI.jpg According to an DRDO official Development is complete and waiting for a Tejas pl...
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457001

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The much awited Kalyani 155mm 39 CAL Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH)
https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/ ... 6522272768

Image
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

The much awited Kalyani 155mm 39 CAL Ultra Light Howitzer (ULH)
https://twitter.com/kakarat2001/status/ ... 6522272768

Image
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Karan M wrote:
Kakarat wrote:
I have collected as much as possible will post as much as possible



Good stuff guys. Hope they showed some of the newer programs.


Please dont expect too much you might get disappointed
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Anyone coming today? I am walking down to the venue as they have stopped traffic in the last 2 km if you are going today please check if even the Expo is open to general publc on 14th or only the live demo Please visit the Israeli stalls and check on the latest on M777 induction which i could not d...
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 314
Views: 23295

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

kakarat any brochures or pics from the indian exhibits, DRDO, BEL, Pvt companies Saar, we got one bag full of brochures. I was literally dragging it around. We almost ransacked every stall we visited. :mrgreen: And a minimum of 500 pics. Rest assured, there's a lot of data for you guys to ponder ov...
by Kakarat
12 Apr 2018 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457001

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Dhanush is a 155 mm/45 caliber gun, so how come that image of the Dhanush MGS mentions it as being a 155 mm/52 cal. gun? Did they increase the caliber of the Dhanush for the MGS? Or it is a typo? From my discussion with the OFB person incharge of MGS, the 155mm 52cal gun has been tested and there a...

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