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by rakall
07 Nov 2017 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 960620

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

manjgu wrote:so our nirbhay flies at what altitude ?


Max cruise altitude is 6km.. (based on specs of Manik Turbofan and "Small Gas Turbojet engine (SGTJE)" as quoted in some DRDO literature)
Minimum cruise/loiter altitude is 100m.. (Ref: today"s press release)
by rakall
07 Nov 2017 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 960620

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Wonder why the sudden change in engine. Was that a probable cause of failure like the stones in the original cryogenic GSLV engine ? which was an omerta to prevent people joining "the club". A Indranil said they must have run out of Russian engines and decided not to buy any more The key ...
by rakall
07 Nov 2017 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 960620

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Range of 647, it can circle the whole globe and land 647 km from firing point the range is still 647 km The DRDO official press release claims a "capability to cruise/loiter at M ~0.7". M0.7 at 50mins roughly translates to a distance (scalar) covered of 647Km. Not a (vector) displacement....
by rakall
07 Nov 2017 18:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 960620

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

abhijitm wrote:kya suspense hai? is it a grand success? should i open my wine bottle or wait?


yes..
by rakall
07 Nov 2017 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 960620

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/band318/status/927868724249616384
Atleast 1 visual difference between today"s test and specimen from 1st test - the transition between booster & aft-body of missile sealed.
by rakall
07 Nov 2017 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5056
Views: 960620

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/Hemant_TNIE/status/ ... 6815474688
Nirbhay #missile test successful. It travelled along predesignated flight path and homed in on the target. @DRDO_India @NewIndianXpress
by rakall
30 Dec 2016 23:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 578362

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

New NAVAREA Warning isuued for 2000km missile test INDIA EAST COAST – BAY OF BENGAL AND NE INDIAN OCEAN (.) CHARTS 31 351 INT 71 (.) EXPERIMENTAL FLIGHT TRIAL SCHEDULED FROM ITR FROM 020400-020800 AND 060300-060700 UTC JAN 17 IN DANGER ZONE BOUNDED BY 20-48.43N 087-00.57E, 18-12.37N 086-07.11E, 02-...
by rakall
11 Dec 2016 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 607835

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Too bad the Army has only ordered 116 Dhanush given the improvements. DRDO 155/52 ATGS seems like another science project with no set completion date. http://www.indiandefencereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Comparison-Dhanush-Vs-Bofors.jpg ATAGS trials start early next year. If things go righ...
by rakall
05 Dec 2016 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 607835

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Overview of 155mm gun acquisition. Comments and corrections welcome: http://i.imgur.com/3wKoRdU.jpg I don't understand why you have Dhanush-2 with 155mm*52cal !! There is only one Dhanush.. 155mm*45cal. The orders for it are 114+300 = 114 initial order with option for 300more. The only 155mm*52cal ...
by rakall
01 Nov 2016 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Air Force News and Discussion - 21 Sept 2015

Great work Rakall. one nitpick M2Ks wont retire that early. Another thing is that the single engine MII fighter could potentially see deliveries a lot earlier than the estimated 2022 framework. I really considered the likelyhood of upgrade affecting the retirement.. but upgrade only involves Radar,...
by rakall
01 Nov 2016 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Air Force News and Discussion - 21 Sept 2015

Nice charts. So in 2030, when our existing Medium class fighters retire in 2030, what would stop from SEF_MII to replace that one?? If F16 is chosen, it can very well fill those empty slots. Because, lets face it with the speed with which things are going, AMCA will not be production ready until 20...
by rakall
01 Nov 2016 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Air Force News and Discussion - 21 Sept 2015

The induction/retirement schedule of different fighter jets in IAF.. https://i.imgsafe.org/89a499b2b7.jpg This leads to a squadron strength variation as below: https://i.imgsafe.org/89a7599125.jpg Clearly, even in the most optimistic scenario the IAF will not realize the sanctioned squadron strengt...
by rakall
01 Nov 2016 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3547
Views: 421389

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Not true.. Apparently the babus totally blinsided the RM even during the latest press release clarifying the circular by bringing to his notice the various circulars/notifications fron 92, 2003, 2005, 2008 etc. However, they kept him in the dark about the conclusion of a GoM (headed by Pranab Mukhe...
by rakall
01 Nov 2016 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3547
Views: 421389

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

^^ There is a lot of resentment on yet again sneaky lowering of Armed Forces rank parity vis-a-vis IAS. Sadly PM Modi and RM Parrikar supported this move and refused to entertain any representation on this matter from the services. Not true.. Apparently the babus totally blinsided the RM even durin...
by rakall
27 Oct 2016 13:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 687980

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

We need special tandem pylons for : 1. Similar tandem loadout of 2 LGBs per pylon 2. Tandem pylons for 2 BVRAAMs per pylon (inboard pylon can handle even 3 BVRAAMs ) exactly what I was thinking..that while this is a commendable thing, the spacing between the dumb bombs indicates that carrying 2 LGB...
by rakall
27 Oct 2016 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708473

Re: Small Arms Thread

No way IA is going to induct Excalibur. Also doesnt make any sense at all.. After having decided to go for a 7.62*51 assault rifle, now suddenly induct some 5.62*45 Excalibur.. WHy start with trials again for Excalibur.. Why not go for GHATAK (Ak47 clone) which is anyway cleared for induction into ...
by rakall
27 Oct 2016 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708473

Re: Small Arms Thread

So just like the Assault Rifles, the Carbine tender for 44500 carbines import + 1.2Lakh to be manufactured by OFB has been scrapped due to single vendor situation.. http://swarajyamag.com/insta/parrikar-scraps-single-vendor-rifles-deal-over-corruption-allegations-seeks-a-multi-vendor-process wrote t...
by rakall
27 Oct 2016 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms: What does the future hold?
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: Small Arms: What does the future hold?

Rkall, good points in your post but this post should be on the small arms thread. This is a pure r&d thread. Depressing to see the usual MOD ****** ups here. Ok.. just saw the small arms thread is different.. Post moved there.. Well.. I wouldnt put this on MoD.. RM gave a clear solution.. It is...
by rakall
27 Oct 2016 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms: What does the future hold?
Replies: 19
Views: 1954

Re: Small Arms: What does the future hold?

self deleted - post moved to small arms thread
by rakall
26 Oct 2016 17:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 542690

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

We definitely need a special whining thread on this topic. Although the Modi government has done some good things in Roads, Railways, Power, Oil & Gas and general economy, the performance of defence ministry is not something special. It is of course miles above UPA but not to the level that is ...
by rakall
26 Oct 2016 17:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 687980

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

We need special tandem pylons for :

1. Similar tandem loadout of 2 LGBs per pylon
2. Tandem pylons for 2 BVRAAMs per pylon (inboard pylon can handle even 3 BVRAAMs )
by rakall
26 Oct 2016 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2212
Views: 383190

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

ADA has put out a tender for "Work Package for Structural Design & Analysis of Improved GHATAK Configurations" !!!

Seems like there is a silghtly improved version of the concept for UCAV (AURA as it was known before)

https://www.ada.gov.in/currentdocs/EOI-2.pdf
by rakall
18 Oct 2016 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 607835

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Cybaru wrote:Damn can the bottom plate of the truck, the gun is mounted on take it without buckling? Must be really strong.


The gun is only 900kg weight;

Even to consider the recoil - notice that there are two big I-beams supporting in the center below the plate..
by rakall
18 Oct 2016 00:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 607835

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

http://defenceaviationpost.com/105-ultra-light-gun-garuda-bharat-forge-defexpo-india-2016/ Link to truck mounted 105-mm gun on top of the page. This is a very interesting information. The truck on which the prototype is being mounted is an in-service army truck. Either from DRDO or IA. Look at the ...
by rakall
17 Oct 2016 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 687980

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Here is what intrigued me in the WalkTheTalk at HAL.. when Coupta asked Air.Cmde.Muthanna about integrating Meteor BVRAAM, he said LCA can't carry meteor as it is too heavy.. But why? The innermost pylons (station numbers 1 & 2) are qualified for 1000lt drop tanks, BVRAAM, Bombs & LGBs. In ...
by rakall
16 Oct 2016 17:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 687980

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Here is what intrigued me in the WalkTheTalk at HAL.. when Coupta asked Air.Cmde.Muthanna about integrating Meteor BVRAAM, he said LCA can't carry meteor as it is too heavy.. But why? The innermost pylons (station numbers 1 & 2) are qualified for 1000lt drop tanks, BVRAAM, Bombs & LGBs. In ...
by rakall
16 Oct 2016 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 687980

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Even India signs a deal for F16 or Graphin line next month, when do you all think the aircraft will roll out of assembly line? 3years if we deal for some initial numbers (30-40) coming from porduction line in US/Sweden. Next 80 or so coming from Indian production line. About 5years if deal is such ...
by rakall
16 Oct 2016 00:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 687980

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Here is what intrigued me in the WalkTheTalk at HAL.. when Coupta asked Air.Cmde.Muthanna about integrating Meteor BVRAAM, he said LCA can't carry meteor as it is too heavy.. But why? The innermost pylons (station numbers 1 & 2) are qualified for 1000lt drop tanks, BVRAAM, Bombs & LGBs. In t...
by rakall
27 Aug 2016 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Karan M wrote:Thanks Deejay!


Karan - a correction required in section 4: "Mig29 vs PAF F16"

""Chased away PAF MiG-29s". Quoted by Wing Commander PK Singh" says the text.. May please be corrected to "Chased away PAF F16's"

Excellent writeup..
by rakall
17 Jun 2016 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

http://www.oneindia.com/india/govt-indian-airforce-have-full-faith-hal-says-manohar-parrikar-2130046.html?utm_source=article&utm_medium=tweet-button&utm_campaign=article-tweet When a reporter asked the defence minister as to why this project had been delayed, he said that there were some is...
by rakall
14 Jun 2016 21:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 745
Views: 108751

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Atleast 2 Pak army tanks are reportedly destroyed..

The causalities on Pak side are apparently higher than 30..
by rakall
31 May 2016 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Kartik wrote:Why, oh why isn't HAL making a big deal out of the first flight event? No good video, no good pics, nothing! :(


Karan M wrote:they have learned from IJT perhaps. much ado at that time.


This is unofficial first flight..

I think more PR will follow the official first flight attended by some big wigs..
by rakall
31 May 2016 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Suvarna Raju (HAL Boss) congrats the entire HTT40 team (Tarmac tweets). Many thanks Rakall. Another Mango question alert. I wish someone can quote similar statistics for Pilatus Trainer vs HTT40, at least cost of PC-Mk2? Is HTT40 a suitable replacement of Pilatus? Is it likely that HTT40 maturity (...
by rakall
31 May 2016 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Mango question alert - Why not use Hamsa for basic training purpose then? I mean it sounds much cheaper than 32 Cr. Both are vastly different applications with different requirements/specifications. Hansa has speed (210kmph), range (~850km), Cieling (10000ft) are much less than those required for m...
by rakall
30 May 2016 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 388880

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Can a commercial variant be derived from the HTT-40. ? Would turn out to be too expensive.. HTT40 is priced at 34crore. A two seater Hansa from NAL was priced (estimated) around 50Lakh in 2000. A stretched version of Hansa called NM5 that NAL & Mahindra designed+manufactured together was priced...
by rakall
30 May 2016 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236103

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Thanks keshavchandra, sivab. Really love the simplicity & sheer determination of this guy! I simply love the way he is able to reel off the names of all projects from missiles to guns to airplanes including the timelines of various projects/inductions.. At 19.42 when he says "it is much mu...
by rakall
20 May 2016 00:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236103

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Thanks for the update.. but even in that intent of the IN was clear.. that IN will facilitate the required stuff while allowing him to be dedicated to the LCA-Navy program.. the fact that IN did not use the 1yr sea time as an opportunity to terminate his detachment to ASTE, and instead let him go b...
by rakall
19 May 2016 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2938
Views: 197912

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Vishal Jolapara wrote:What's the symbolic value of Kiren Rijiju flying in a Rambha? :-?


Apparently impressed with his passion for IAF planes during a conversation, CAS extended an invitation for a sortie which was duly accepted by Rijiju.
by rakall
19 May 2016 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236103

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

All Tejas test pilots are serving IAF (& IN) pilots on deputation to ASTE for 2-3yrs. AirCmde Rohit Verma was a Chief test pilot in 2011 quit service as IAF overlooked him for promotion apparently citing Blr as plum posting. OTOH, Navy has kept one test pilot (Cmd.Maolonkar) dedicated to LCA-N ...

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