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by Kakarat
17 Jul 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3249
Views: 303452

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

ramana wrote:If IA decides to order Arjuns, can HVF make them or will they have to change the tooling which is geared up for T-90?


There are two different plan for Arjun and T-90 in HVF Avadi
by Kakarat
16 Jul 2018 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3199
Views: 274439

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

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/10 ... 4305958912

Press Release
Bharat Electronics Ltd has signed a MoU with Saab, Sweden, recently for jointly marketing the L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03, co-developed by BEL and Saab.
by Kakarat
16 Jul 2018 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733247

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/DefenceMinIndia/status/1018798832920952832 BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested from Integrated Test Range at Balasore, Odisha at 1017 hrs today. The test was under extreme weather conditions with sea-state 7 (waves as high as 9 m). Smt @nsitharaman cong...
by Kakarat
16 Jul 2018 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2576
Views: 237713

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

My dear fellow BRFites & Oldies this is the 'PAK-FA and FGFA Thread' and not some Bash Philip thread. Irrespective of what you throw at him he is going to ignore you and do the same thing what he does like always, so just ignore him and move on and don't wast your time.
by Kakarat
16 Jul 2018 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733247

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1018727431866183681 Life extension test of world class supersonic cruise #missile #BrahMos conducted successffully from a defence base off #Odisha coast amidst inclement weather proving it one of the best all-weather weapon systems. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Di...
by Kakarat
11 Jul 2018 22:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701422

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Why the obsession with mig 29. Port it to one of the earliest Tejas prototype and test fly it. If the engine has demonstrated reliability on the test bench. It should perform ok when mounted in the Tejas. Just make sure that ejection seat works. The Reason for a twin engine aircraft for testing Kav...
by Kakarat
11 Jul 2018 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106233

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

One interesting thing in this Taiwanese competition according to the article is the Japanese entry is not by any industry but a team of retired personal from the Japanese sub industry https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3478897 Japanese, Indian teams submit designs for Taiwan's 'Indigenous Defense...
by Kakarat
10 Jul 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 15165

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Navy has to prioritise work on Indigenous Submarine design first, this will save billions which can then be used for bigger aircraft carrier. Now by paying billions to a foreign shipyard for Sub design and a small budget allocation it will be difficult
by Kakarat
08 Jul 2018 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106233

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Russians gave us the BrahMos and helped us in the nuclear sub, T-90 was always only license building and not IP transfer like what they are suggesting for Submarine design. FGFA was also the Russian frontline so one can expect their unwillingness to part away many of the systems. Brahmos is a J...
by Kakarat
08 Jul 2018 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 480306

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

PSLV D2 Documentary with lot details of PSLV development and shots of SLV & ASLV launches, stage testing and stage separation ground testing

by Kakarat
07 Jul 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733247

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Multiple types of BrahMos missile under development Different kind of BrahMos missile is under development, said MD and CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Mishra in Vadodara on Saturday. The missile with vertical trajectory to be used in mountains and also for anti-aircraft carrier roles will soon be...
by Kakarat
07 Jul 2018 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1825
Views: 353385

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

1. go there 2. or will stay in b'lore 3. or will go to a new sqn On #2 and #3, I believe all 40 aircraft (20 of No 45 Sqn and 20 of No 18 Sqn) will be at Sulur AFS. I think after the first 16(+4 trainers later) are delivered to No.45 deliveries for No.18 will start. In the mean time the training of...
by Kakarat
07 Jul 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106233

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Russians gave us the BrahMos and helped us in the nuclear sub, T-90 was always only license building and not IP transfer like what they are suggesting for Submarine design. FGFA was also the Russian frontline so one can expect their unwillingness to part away many of the systems. Here they are o...
by Kakarat
06 Jul 2018 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 15165

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Building a updated Type 209 should not be too difficult as if i am right Indian Navy was involved in the design of Indian 209s and a lot of design related documents were transferred during their construction in India. Getting any subsystems required for the sub that we dont have could be bought Off-...
by Kakarat
05 Jul 2018 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 480306

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.isro.gov.in/update/05-jul-2018/successful-flight-testing-of-crew-escape-system-technology-demonstrator Official confirmation of success!! Text and pictures from the Link ISRO carried out a major technology demonstration today (July 05, 2018), the first in a series of tests to qualify a ...
by Kakarat
03 Jul 2018 22:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 480306

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Better Image of Astrosat galaxy cluste https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1014117266219249664 So @isro's Astrosat provides us with a 'deepest look' at galaxy cluster 'Abell 2256', located some 800 million light years away from Earth. The on board ultraviolet imaging telescope collected light from t...
by Kakarat
03 Jul 2018 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 15165

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Navy to trial new ESM system on Kamov Ka-31 helicopters Mrityunjoy Mazumdar The Indian Navy will trial a newly developed airborne electronic warfare (EW) system aboard its Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopter. A June 2018 tender document for the programme disclosed that the country’...
by Kakarat
01 Jul 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1825
Views: 353385

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

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1013125905177141248 #Tejas ready to take-off from AFS Sulur | Nine fighters land here for the official ceremony on July 1 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg9YYFiVQAAfHZM.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg9UX4pUEAAzbGD.jpg Tejas ready to take-off from AFS Sulur
by Kakarat
29 Jun 2018 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 215795

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

https://twitter.com/ZeeNews/status/1012033878423302144
Exclusive #SurgicalStrikeVideo | Watch video of surgical strikes that shows Indian Army destroying terror camps in PoK
by Kakarat
28 Jun 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1825
Views: 353385

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

https://www.ada.gov.in/
4022th flight on 25th Jun

TD1 : 233 PV1: 245 PV3: 387 LSP1: 74 LSP3:397 LSP5: 414

TD2 : 305 PV2: 222 PV5: 209 LSP2: 317 LSP4: 365 LSP7: 299

NP1: 73 LSP8 : 234 PV6:186 NP2: 55 SP6:8

It seems SP-6 has been deputed for flight testing with ADA
by Kakarat
28 Jun 2018 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315802

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

abhik wrote:^^^
And CBU-97 sensor fused weapon.


No it looks more like a BL755 Cluster bomb

Image
by Kakarat
28 Jun 2018 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard Discussion
Replies: 397
Views: 29719

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1012257324264665093 #HAL says 1st green helicopter earmarked for @IndiaCoastGuard has completed its build with installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run in #Bangalore today. HAL has a pact with ICG for Performance Based Logistics suppor...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3199
Views: 274439

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

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1011920480792530944 #JustIn MoD has enhanced the powers of @DRDO_India Chairman. He/She can now sanction projects and for procurements up from Rs 75 Cr to Rs 150 Cr. Powers of DGs enhanced from Rs 50 Cr to R. 75 Crore. Good move. Hope to see action now in terms o...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2038
Views: 223705

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1011908726075293696 Here's HAL's statement on today's pre-delivery Su-30MKI crash at Nashik. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgsFhEAUEAAXWpX.jpg https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1011907832759762944 #HAL says crashed #Sukhoi was piloted by Wg Cdr Prashant Nair acco...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1825
Views: 353385

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

I think the major components driving cost up are 1. AESA radar 2. HMDS 3. Python, Derby AAM 4. Listening 2 Pod 5. External EW pod #1 to #5 itself will be above 10-20 million mark. From the list except for 1 & 5 all others are already existing Aren't weapons and pods purchased by IAF directly un...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 14:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 833
Views: 166492

Re: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1011895018708140032

6 @BSF_India Mi-17-IV choppers overhauled by @Rostec_Russia’s Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant delivered.
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 13:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2038
Views: 223705

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1011859637795033088 #JustIn #IAF's # Sukhoi fighter crashes in Nashik today morning and both pilots have ejected to safety. https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1011860932203462656 The crashed #Sukhoi SU-30 MKI in Nasik is said to be under production aircraft of ...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 02:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Foreign Operations & Deployments
Replies: 264
Views: 32093

Re: Foreign Operations & Deployments

Indian contingent, part of UN peacekeeping mission, awarded for 'selfless service' The 7 Garhwal Rifles Infantry Battalion Group was awarded the United Nations Medal for "selfless service" in the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, the Army said on Friday. The ceremony, held yesterday, w...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 02:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Foreign Operations & Deployments
Replies: 264
Views: 32093

Re: Foreign Operations & Deployments

India, Seychelles sign six agreements India and Seychelles today agreed to work together on a project to develop a naval base at the Assumption Island keeping each other’s concerns in mind after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Danny Faure. India also announced a USD 100-mil...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 02:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Then why buy P8 and why not Su-30 MKI insted none of the Indian equipment can be considered expendable especially the ones with pilots in it We are not US using drones which they might be considering expendable Su-30mki is not a ASW platform but when you need to perform maritime strike both platfor...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 02:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Su-30mki cost a fraction of P-8I and you are talking about crew of 2 vs 9 with very low probability of escape in case of emergency shoot down. Then why buy P8 and why not Su-30 MKI insted none of the Indian equipment can be considered expendable especially the ones with pilots in it We are not US u...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 02:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can you please explain what you mean by 'expandable' John said expendable .... i.e happy to lose one of them instead of a P8I you are saying expandable... was that a typo ? Sorry my mistake But the question remains none of the Indian equipment can be considered expendable especially the ones with p...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military/Defence Exports
Replies: 134
Views: 27277

Re: Indian Military/Defence Exports

AIRCRAFT FROM INDIA WOULD HELP ENHANCE MARITIME SURVEILLANCE: SEYCHELLES PRESIDENT https://twitter.com/writetake/status/1011520388189130752 The HAL-built Do-228 aircraft that was gifted to Seychelles today by @SushmaSwaraj in Dehli. India has provided training to the pilots and technical staff from...
by Kakarat
27 Jun 2018 01:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

John wrote: Granted i would still rather use the flankers since they are much more expendable.


Can you please explain what you mean by 'expendable'
by Kakarat
26 Jun 2018 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Having said that, it does appear that the navy is committed to keeping it's IL-38's operational for a few more years - with cutting edge upgrades that too. India's Il-38 Mpa To Receive Newly Developed Comint System http://defencebuzz.org/2018/06/india-s-il-38-mpa-to-receive-newly-developed-comint-s...
by Kakarat
26 Jun 2018 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 201
Views: 15686

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Thats the Advantage for US of being a weapons exporter and system (GPS) owner. Our problems are our headache and not theirs, so they can switch on or off as they please We can have control of only what we develop and is under our control so the best way forward is self reliance and developing our ow...
by Kakarat
26 Jun 2018 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 733021

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Remember that the IL-38 carries 20t of a variety of weapons including ASW and ASM weaponry and even BMos.Its sensors have a range of 320km for warships, 90km for airborne targets and a range of 9000km. Can you please show at least one picture of IL-38 with Brahmos? The IL-38 got the KH-35 just rece...

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