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by Zynda
19 Apr 2019 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 113
Views: 16392

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The only Russian AESA radar which is perhaps close to being in service/ready is N036 which is scheduled to be used in Su-57. I don't know if Russia will be keen on integrating any foreign AESA radar in Su-30MKI. Our Uttam efforts are still long ways away. Uttam first has to be realized on Tejas plat...
by Zynda
19 Apr 2019 00:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94291

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Per Dr. Sachin Reddy who describes himself as "Politically Centre-Right! Psephology & demographic pattern analysis"... Here are my seat calls for first phase in KA B North- BJP B Central- BJP B South- BJP B Rural- Con Chikkaballapur- BJP(Flip) Kolar- Too close Mysore- Too close Tumkur-...
by Zynda
18 Apr 2019 14:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129966

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

What he means is that there are not rivets or other metallic fasteners used to join the internal structures & skin together. They are joined using adhesive bonding or for some components, they are cured together in an autoclave & hence come out as one. No to very little metallic parts means ...
by Zynda
18 Apr 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94291

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Yes. But they had already drank the kool-aid enough. Generally avoid getting in to deep political discussions at work as it is usually discouraged. Company policies and all...
by Zynda
18 Apr 2019 09:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94291

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Did my part. I know S BLR BJP candidate is doing lot of campaigning but it is possible that BJP has got a little complacent considering that at least S BLR traditionally votes for them. INC have opened an office (perhaps S BLR one?) near my place and I can hear their autos plying around with blaring...
by Zynda
16 Apr 2019 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532118

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan, have Phalcon radars gone any sort of upgrade since its induction in to IAF? Further, does Israel itself offer any newer versions of the radar? Was not able to find any info on open sources about upgrades. I remember reading that Saab's GlobalEye is based on GaN AESA modules and hence is able ...
by Zynda
15 Apr 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178197

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Still uses Russian engine. Manik is still long ways away.
by Zynda
14 Apr 2019 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3729
Views: 720872

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

I'd say let them take their time with as much testing needed to find it satisfactory before launch. The Israeli launcher recently failed to make it on the moon's surface in one piece.
by Zynda
12 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I believe R-37 has an active seeker. Apparently, R-37M has an active seeker in two different bands (X & Ku). It is intended to be carried by Su-30, Su-35 & MiG-31BM jets. Also work is being carried out to integrate it in to Su-57 as well.
by Zynda
08 Apr 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Boy! That lady Lara who ever is really proving the idiot that she is! One of her tweets from today Mike Yeo: The R-73 missile on the right of this image is hardly “intact”. Still a lot of information gaps from both sides to draw firm conclusions about several claims/counterclaims Lara Seligman But i...
by Zynda
08 Apr 2019 19:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5376
Views: 426735

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Basically the FAA's safety inspectors are designated Boeing employees who have been vetted and certified by the FAA to act as its own representatives. But they are still being paid by Boeing!! So the people certifying Boeing's aircraft as safe are Boeing's own employees but they can give them an FA...
by Zynda
08 Apr 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I read tweets by several Paki defence experts over the weekend but did not want to post it. The tweets were in response to several Indian journalists posting on twitter what IAF showed them i.e. images of radar tracks of F-16 disappearing. The Pakis quickly started posting that PAF had deployed high...
by Zynda
06 Apr 2019 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93060

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Here is the video put out by DRDO about ASAT test. Credits goes to Shiv Aroor of Livefist for sharing the same.



So Microsat-R was indeed launched to serve as a target for ASAT. Probably gems are contained in the video that others could recognize.
by Zynda
06 Apr 2019 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

For me the icing on the cake of GoI press conference was that we have the capability to intercept possibly encrypted/secured radio transmissions of our adversaries and decode it. This is great...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2019 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94291

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This looks real. Low resolution but definitely RaGa. Laugh & weep...the latter because the impotent senior members of INC are allowing this buffoon to be a candidate for PM of Republic of India. I would never vote INC, at least in the near future, no matter who they field, but I'm really saddene...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 1406
Views: 94291

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Is there any credence to this article? Congress's NYAY may take away 30 seats, says BJP study A fresh internal analysis done by the party shows that the poll sop announced by Rahul Gandhi, NYAY (Nyuntam Ayay Yojana) which promises Rs 72,000 a year to five crore poorest families, could impact as many...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2019 06:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3245
Views: 440059

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This article has better tech content about WAG-9HH New 9,000 hp WAG-9 HH Locomotive Rolls Out of CLW This 9,000 hp version of the WAG-9H has been classified by IR as WAG-9 HH. The first H stands for higher axle load and the second H stands for the higher power rating. The class has been allocated a ...
by Zynda
03 Apr 2019 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 719
Views: 105823

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rakesh wrote:∙ U.S. Government and contractor engineering,

What contractor engineering means?
by Zynda
02 Apr 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3146
Views: 440415

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It seems like our boys are firing on many mighty cylinders along LoC. Been a month and probably we are inflicting quite a damage to Pakis. Accuracy of arty, mortal shells are attributed to Swathi.
by Zynda
02 Apr 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93060

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Dissemination of alleged failure of Feb 12 ASAT test is starting on a National level. RundiTV is running an article with it. The article makes it sound like "experts" from Federation of American Scientists are of the opinion that Feb 12 ASAT attempt failed. However, when going through the ...
by Zynda
01 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^^Understood. Thanks for the lucid explanation man.
by Zynda
01 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Karan, what exactly are "Up Snap" & "crank" refers to?

Also, this question is more of a curiosity. What could be done to mitigate the comm jamming threat, at least in theory? Lets say if Unkil is facing similar comm jamming threats, what steps would they take to mitigate?
by Zynda
01 Apr 2019 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Per the above tweets, it seems like PAF were hell bent on scoring a kill against MKI (as mentioned umpteen times by Karan et al). Also, does anyone else get the impression that PAF were more worried about M2KUPG rather than Su-30s? I guess the excellent anti-BVR training of IAF, along with good EW e...
by Zynda
31 Mar 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 231
Views: 53271

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Karan can give a more accurate reply but I think recently, we integrated R118 Dhruti Digital RWR (expanded the number of mounting points to 6 to provide enhanced coverage). The R118 Dhruti wideband Digital receivers were developed for the SU-30MKI. The digital receiver makes it possible to different...
by Zynda
31 Mar 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537159

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Just love the praises Swati WLR is getting. Karan, you have any idea on what improvements might be incorporated in to future versions of Swati?
by Zynda
31 Mar 2019 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159852

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I will give it to Pak wrt marketing & perception management. Having said that I don't want neither our Govt nor the armed forces resort to lies, deception etc. just to preserve H&D. I am sure there are ways in which to have better perception management without resorting to the above.
by Zynda
28 Mar 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139358

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^Unkil is usually the thought leader and what solutions does US has in mind for future AWACS kind of capability if AWACS plane is not being favored?
by Zynda
28 Mar 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93060

Re: Indian ASAT Test

RC135S cobra ball that was spotted monitoring the test. their real base is nebraska, but they skulk around in diego, aleutians and maybe other places to monitor missile tests using RF and IR sensors. it is NOT the regular RC135 rivet joint which more like signals intelligence gathering / jamming an...
by Zynda
27 Mar 2019 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93060

Re: Indian ASAT test

I guess Microsat-R was launched specifically for this purpose? May be in reality, the sat never had any useful on-board payload. Cause I think it was placed in orbit just recently (Jan 24, 2019)....kinda surprising that such a young sat was chosen as the target.
by Zynda
27 Mar 2019 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2632
Views: 258225

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Recently, I saw TG interview. Awesome clarity & articulation skills at such youngish age. Truly a quality which I hope I had. But I don't think she will be even nominated this time around. I understand running for POTUS is expensive & draining affair but I do hope that she can use the campai...
by Zynda
27 Mar 2019 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 853
Views: 93060

Re: Indian ASAT test

Not sure if Baba's Chinese Sat reasoning is true or not, but I shudder thinking of the response from UPA would have been if they were made cognizant of such activities. I bet Armed forces & DRDO would be begging for go ahead to test ASAT missile but GoI (UPA) would be reinforcing the shackles on...
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 565
Views: 129966

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

^^ Yes, performance at AI has always been a little bit on the cautious side. Tejas did superbly even during Bahrain were as on our skies, its displays are good but lacks energy as you put it. Thanks for the video link. Edit: After watching the video, may be its the angle or something, but it seems l...
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 537159

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Is there any corroboration on ATAGS being used against Pakis along the LoC? Some tweets seem to suggest ATAGS was one among several indigenous weapon systems which were battle tested in the recent weeks.
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1017
Views: 139358

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From KeyPub forum: Can Turkey sell these radars and/or perform F-16 upgrades without Unkil's approval? I have a feeling that Pakis will try to get their hands on some of these radar sets to upgrade older F-16s if possible, especially after the recent engagements. Of course, the above is subject to t...
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 651
Views: 159852

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakis are still claiming that JF-17 shot Abhi's MiG-21. There are news articles, of course from Paki publications, which state that interest in JF-17 has shot up since it downed IAF MiG-21. Of course, they fail to mention that this is the 2nd time, PAF & Bandar has failed to show up to an airsho...
by Zynda
23 Mar 2019 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178197

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not all test objectives are the same. Usually, prelim tests may involve validating aerodynamics of the missile, validation of stores separation, validating propulsion systems or just to test structural integrity along with all the above. Achieving the defined parameters is usually declared as succes...
by Zynda
22 Mar 2019 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3509
Views: 403456

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

^^Doesn't look like it. The contract was signed under the Buy & Make (India) category of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013 that will be offering the Indian Navy a proven solution, with a production arrangement in India under Transfer of Technology (ToT). The contract will be executed ...
by Zynda
22 Mar 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2892
Views: 370657

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

^^Not yearning for their validation, rather just pointing out the duplicity of Unkil. Remember, Unkil won't think twice before giving sermons from what it perceives to be a higher moral pedestal stand, about India's intolerance, poverty, concerning nationalistic tendencies...all collected in the for...
by Zynda
21 Mar 2019 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 713
Views: 178197

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan, how is it going wrt IRNSS integration with our munitions? GPS/GLONASS integration is fine (& probably should serve as back up or primary mode when used in locations where IRNSS coverage is weak or nil), but in IOR/South-Asia region, shouldn't IRNSS be our preferred mode for Satellite guid...

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