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by Igorr
07 Oct 2020 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

People's desire to immediately see SMART on all Indian frontline Warships as option that could just be dropped into the installed Brahmos launcher is what is driving this Brahmoization of SMART. Shaurya derived missile would mean modification, testing, cost & delay. There is no such thing Brahm...
by Igorr
07 Oct 2020 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206617

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Igorr what are the Russian Army plans for the Spurt? I would have thought they would have procured these in greater numbers. After the first experimental batch of SPRUT-SD (little more than 36) was delivered to the troops in late 00, the military demanded that the SPRUT-SD be improved in terms of p...
by Igorr
06 Oct 2020 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206617

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Isn't airdropping vehicles with the crew inside a very risky proposition. Doubt if the Russians do it.. i hope we certainly never have to.. Russia plans to Airdrop armored vehicles with crew inside - why it might be a bad idea As you well understand, the comparative risk of such a drop in combat co...
by Igorr
06 Oct 2020 17:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206617

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Ignore the problem is our reliance on Russia. On its own it may be a good platform. Does it make it right for us in the longer run. I am not convinced that the conditions of employment that you have mentioned apply to us. We have to put in the hard yards. The Spurt is based on the BMP4 hassis. The ...
by Igorr
06 Oct 2020 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206617

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

DBO? Depsang Plains? Tibet is a vast plateau.Even behind enemy lines if the turd hits the fan. Anyway,more news of the deal in the ET.Deal being fast tracked under emergency G-to-G acquisitions.First tranche of approx. 24 would cost less than $ 500 crores, within the emergency financial powers vest...
by Igorr
06 Oct 2020 13:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Hi Igorr, happy to see you. You know, we are not party to any such groupings. We are not allies. Neither we want to be a poodle, to enjoy the benefits bypassing MTCR restriction. So we wainted to be formally recognized before enhancing the missile range. As the tech matuers, you will be see much mo...
by Igorr
03 Oct 2020 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1312298712383680512 The @DRDO_India has just conducted a test of the 700-1800 km range SHAURYA cannisterized nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile from the east coast. (Photo from an earlier test) So, if believe to the photo, SHAURYA is an air-breathing rock...
by Igorr
03 Oct 2020 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Igorr, love to see you back. Igorr, it's at least 15 years since I last saw you on this forum. Welcome back. All we need now is for Avraam to show up here again. :) A friend is known in that he appears at the right moment, sir. :) I was lucky to get medical treatment in India just before the epidem...
by Igorr
03 Oct 2020 01:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030289

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Onyx max range is 580 km or around 600 km as per russian news magazine. So this should be by default the range of Brahmos, if not for the MTCR restrictions. Once we are party to MTCR, this is the default range of Brahmos. It could be that, initial test will be to increase the speed before increasin...
by Igorr
28 Sep 2020 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178017

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

An interesting development: the Americans began to actively switch to the new 6.8 mm cartridge, which in its characteristics is much closer to 7.62x39 mm than NATO 5.56. The video clearly shows that the recoil when fired does not differ much from the recoil when fired from the AK 7.52 mm (AK-203, et...
by Igorr
25 Sep 2020 00:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1010
Views: 131964

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

The reality of Abrahamic cults. Gujarat: Priest molests a minor in Ahmedabad, shoots her nude video and forces her to convert to Christianity, complaint filed https://www.opindia.com/2020/09/gujarat-minor-girl-molested-priest-nude-video-christianity-conversion/ Why shouldn't the Indians do the same...
by Igorr
19 Sep 2020 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178017

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

I didn't get the spec for AK 203, so I'm using AK 103 specs. It is 880-940 and 705 (folded ) mm for AK-203 https://modernfirearms.net/ru/avtomaty-shturmovye-vintovki/ak-200/ . If they really want the CC variant, they would have chosen AK 204 with 775-835 590 mm respectively. If caracal deal really ...
by Igorr
12 Sep 2020 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178017

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Between other things they compare the penetrating capabilities of 7.62x39 mm vs. 5.45x39 mm rounds on the wood in this video: IPn1K2YZkag However, the comparison is in favor of 5.45x39 mm, that does explain why Russians dont rush for changing their main round. The 5.56 mm NATO bullets will never ach...
by Igorr
12 Sep 2020 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178017

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

If only 7.62x39 didn't have poor ballistics for long range engagement, it would be perfect military round. For the long range engagement they have 7.62x51 NATO or 7.62x54mmR rifle rounds. For both machine-guns and marksmen use. The 7.62x39 mm intermediate cartridge can penetrate the wooden building...
by Igorr
10 Sep 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178017

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Even US have got the 5.56 mm low caliber insufficiency and are going to a 6.8 mm new intermediate cartridge. But it's only because they lack their own 7.62 intermediate, like 7.62x39 mm Russian I think. The 6.8 mm is more close to 7.62x39 then to 5.56 mm by its properties.
by Igorr
04 Sep 2020 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178017

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Igorr good to see you after a long time on the forum. The Transfer of Technology bit is basically licensing fees that Russia will be charging. Creating production unit, should not cost that much, especially if the cost is to be amortized over more than 6,00,000 units. The price will also ensure tha...
by Igorr
04 Sep 2020 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 178017

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

20,000 AK 203 to be imported for $1,100 each. That's more than the Sig 716i!! The locally manufactured units will be cheaper, but not specified by how much. This still seems too expensive for a AK. Hi, mody! They said yesterday it is "including the costs of technology transfer and creation of ...
by Igorr
26 Apr 2011 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5641
Views: 714748

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Visit of Indian Navy flotilla to Vladivostok in April 18-22 pictures.
by Igorr
11 Dec 2010 18:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 652555

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Sources in the Indian Army said the proposed tank will be in the 40-metric-tons category and will be mounted with the 125mm smooth-bore tank gun. I wont be surprised if IA standardises on 125 mm Gun for Logistical Reason as they have more then 2500 Tank with similar caliber and the right thing to d...
by Igorr
10 Dec 2010 01:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 652555

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Thus, the Indian Army decided to standardize the tank guns on 125 mm? And 40 t category FMBT tank is approved: Sources in the Indian Army said the proposed tank will be in the 40-metric-tons category and will be mounted with the 125mm smooth-bore tank gun. - If so, it's very clever decision, much le...
by Igorr
02 Oct 2010 03:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

with ge engines for LCA all the more chance MRCA not going US way that would be putting too many new eggs on an unreliable sanction prone basket- Gripen /mig 35 with Rafale as dark horse ? Hope they will refuse ToT and another engine will be chosen at the end instead of falling second time to the s...
by Igorr
15 Aug 2010 23:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 652555

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

For the first time, the DRDO has outlined the FMBT project’s contours. Talking exclusively to Business Standard, DRDO chief and Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, V K Saraswat, revealed, “While the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) has been handed over to private industry, the DRDO wil...
by Igorr
12 Aug 2010 10:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1160429

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

First Tu-142ME came back to India after modernisation at TAVIA (Russia , Taganrog). The next one is expected till year end. Source . Modernisation of structure and engines I presume. The electronics are not getting upgraded if I understand correctly. +Unspecified weapon system modernization, call i...
by Igorr
12 Aug 2010 00:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1160429

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

First Tu-142ME came back to India after modernisation at TAVIA (Russia , Taganrog). The next one is expected till year end. Source.
by Igorr
10 Aug 2010 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Igorr it is now highly unlikely that Mig-35 can come through MMRCA considering IAF is looking for a Western fighter does not matter which Western fighter comes in. The Mig-35 though could come in via separate purchase as few media reports indicated 60 numbers as part of separate deal , could be a h...
by Igorr
10 Aug 2010 10:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Finally ... can I also say ... without having seen the files myself ... that the report on Times Now was INCOMPLETE if not inaccurate. In other words, some of the firms who may have felt that they had been hacked from the competition can breathe easy, for now. Russian press published the answer fro...
by Igorr
23 Jul 2010 01:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July)
Replies: 175
Views: 42285

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July

Unfortunately some eons back I had suggested to have a RD-33 variant of Tejas developed for export/local market with Russian/Indian weapons/sensors , so that it can gain a major share of Mig-21/27 replacement market globally with a quality fighter. Now it looks like JF-17 is on the road to achieve ...
by Igorr
22 Jul 2010 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

arya wrote:July 22 , AVIA.RU - " Rosoboronexport " about the chances for Russia to withdraw MiG- 35 in the Indian market as high , RIA Novosti .
http://www.avia.ru/news/?id=1279781853
A wrong translation I think: needed to be translated as 'to lead MiG-35 to the Indian market'.
by Igorr
18 Jul 2010 00:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1585808

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

IMHO, it is not deliberate. The question is: if the cammo difference is a problem, which must be resolved urgently because A and B, or it's better to allow the current situation following? I think, the cammo unification is not the first grade priority if any, due to the reasons enumerated above. If...
by Igorr
12 Jul 2010 00:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1585808

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I know this has been discussed do death on BRF, but i cannot resist saying this : We need to get some new and standardized camos/shoes for our brave women and men in armed forces.It just doesn't look right when you see so many different colors and some without camos. Hi Ambar! May be there is some ...
by Igorr
07 Jul 2010 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5641
Views: 714748

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There are complains in US that Russia outnumbers them by as much as 10 to 1 in 'tactical nuclear weapon'. It's interesting after all, how many of this is directed against actual and potential US allies including continental China. Any idea?
by Igorr
15 Jun 2010 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

^^^^ All I said is this .... IAF may want western weapons this time . If so , that factor also goes against Mig. Why is it so difficult to understand? No problem, dude. I can guarantee everybody understood you very well :) My point: there is no shift overall in Indian purchasing policy. Very simple...
by Igorr
15 Jun 2010 12:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Well, educating others is getting to be rather expensive. No one said that IN/IAF "dislikes the Russian weaponry". the person said: IAF may want western weapons this time - OK, the question we discuss is whether IN/IAF (and especially IAF) look specifically towards Western weaponry with s...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

NRao wrote:Sure we ALL can hide behind "I'm sure", "Why not?" and emoticons. But we need to move on beyond such childish thinking.
I'm still waiting for your a 'non childish' counter argument why India didnt buy Rafales for the carriers if IN so dislikes the Russian weaponry...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 23:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

such a wish would be already reflected in MiG-29K contract. Seems to me IAF is satisfated with Russian weaponry 20K = IN! And, there was no option there? I'm sure there is a consolidated weaponry politics between IN and IAF regarding the planes. If the Russian weaponry were so unwanted they always ...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

One more thing... IAF may want western weapons this time. If so, that factor also goes against Mig. If was so, such a wish would be already reflected in MiG-29K contract. Seems to me IAF is satisfated with Russian weaponry. Anyway the western one can be integrated on MiG-35 if they are not against ...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Are we assured that Mig-35 will come cheap? Especially with AESA etc. You must remember, any totally new aircraft will need a new infrastructure of training, maintenance, supply and warfare too. It will rise the cost of any EU\US fighter for IAF even more, may be with partially exception of Rafale ...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 18:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

FYI, what elements they use to compare a 5th gen fighter: http://xmages.net/storage/10/1/0/7/2/thumb/thumb_b6a2b361.jpg - If taking into the consideration, that EF currently has no AESA (i.e. lack LPI mode), has got only a partially sensors fusion, and its super-cruise is not available with signifi...
by Igorr
11 Jun 2010 13:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Something interesting from the Eurofighter house in Aroor's blog; citation:

==Survivability can be achieved by means other than stealthiness. ==


- I can only repeat: it's just what I always say, when speaking about MiG-35 :)
by Igorr
05 Jun 2010 04:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 937208

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Anthony Hines wrote: India should have an Engine that would go into LCA, MRCA and be usable for future evolution without licensing restrictions. Any thoughts?
RD-33 :)

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