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by Sid
17 Aug 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 84676

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Both parties have same weapon type, same armor level, everything same. Pure psyops photo shoot.

A more imposing shot would have been where Indian troops had no combat load, while porkies still in full gear.
by Sid
27 Jun 2018 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475494

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. Litening 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 und...
by Sid
27 Jun 2018 17:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475494

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

I think they are trying to absorb LCA-1A development cost in these 84 units. That will include integration cost for new radar, with all the above mentioned items. Usually higher order will lowers the per unit cost. So if LCA 1A base cost is “assumed” to be ~$40 million per unit, then it’s developmen...
by Sid
27 Jun 2018 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2385
Views: 475494

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.
by Sid
14 Jun 2018 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667210

Re: Small Arms Thread

Now that is COOL!!!! https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/988276347381235712 ---> COAS General Bipin Rawat trying out the Tonbo Imaging WolfPack multi aperture and multispectral real time panoramic imaging system which is designed to increase situational awareness. https://pbs.twimg.com/media...
by Sid
11 Jun 2018 10:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344116

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Sorry, I collated details from the lengthy piece.A 2018 issue. NAMICA does not have a cannon like the Terminator's twin .So while it can take out enemy tanks , AVs, etc. using Nag , it can't counter mobile ground troops attacking the armoured columns.We would need another AV , an ICV as part of a t...
by Sid
08 May 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455840

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://twitter.com/rahulsinghx/status/993148982653259778 Ouch. An Indian Army Rudra armed copter had a hard landing near Jodhpur on Friday. Brown out impact. (Photos via @rahulsinghx) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DchfqJ-WsAUZQvx.jpg I think they were extremely lucky. That "pole", and rock...
by Sid
03 May 2018 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455840

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I repeat,taking a holistic view of our strategy against China,building up our patchy infrastructure on the LAC is the highest priority for the GOI.But only 25% officially has been completed due to lack of heavy eqpt. for road/bridge/infra building. These can only be lifted to the desired locations ...
by Sid
01 May 2018 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2751
Views: 452191

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Kartik wrote:First clear image of J-15D Ching Chong Towering Glowering Showering Sea Dragon whatever. Carrier jet, notice the arrestor hook

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These got new jammer pods too, unlike stock ones which are super bulky.
by Sid
12 Apr 2018 10:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4507
Views: 826808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^ wow, I keep on confusing Pralay SRBM with Prahar SSM. Pralay’s range seems conservative for the reduced load. It’s schematics are exactly like Shaurya, technically a ground launched Shaurya (minus its booster, or cap). Probably will use similar canister for launch. It’s range with reduced load wi...
by Sid
09 Apr 2018 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2751
Views: 452191

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The first images of the Chinese stealth bomber H-20 The Chinese magazine Aerospace knowledge showed fist image stealth bomber H-20 The new aircraft is being constructed since 2008 at the Shanghai Aviation Design and Research Institute (SADRI). The main task of developers is to reduce the radar visi...
by Sid
07 Apr 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4507
Views: 826808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

We have to buy it, else they will sell S-400 to Porkies. Ironically Porkies will get old gen HQ-9s the day we will get first shipments of S-400.

It’s a zero sum game for big boys, but a big loss for us.

Not sure how S-400 will ever integrate with our current BMD, or even national AD network.
by Sid
17 Mar 2018 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 55689

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

A couple of more pics of Boeing's MQ-25 TD - https://s9.postimg.org/bfqyn815r/z_Qt_ANt5.png I have two questions 1. Where are the air intakes? Is that on the top, and very unusual for a jet aircraft. 2. Why do they still have humans trying to guide that unmanned beast, there is no cockpit, and no o...
by Sid
09 Mar 2018 08:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4507
Views: 826808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In that Helina poster above, I see the range as >7 Kms. That's very heartening. We have always heard of tests being conducted at 7Km ranges though I recall a statement of an eventual range of 20 Kms made once. How will these IR guided, fire and forget, ATGMs have a lock on at such extreme ranges? H...
by Sid
05 Mar 2018 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2751
Views: 452191

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Singha wrote:to save on commute time it seems workers are allowed to cook rice and noodle on under construction ships..this looks like 052D
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bloody hell, gas cylinder & full kitchen under ASM quad pack!! What could go wrong.
by Sid
01 Mar 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4507
Views: 826808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

This is not the first time they completed development trials, and stated it’s ready for induction. If we look back in time there will be similar declarations. Stating the obvious is not whining. Sep 11, 2017 - Janes DRDO completes development trials of Nag http://www.janes.com/article/73691/drdo-com...
by Sid
23 Feb 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 84676

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

So basically nothing except AIM-9 were actually operational on these “4.5” gen advanced blunders for all these years, and everyone wondered why they are not being utilized in their “fight against terrorism. This is amazing, they aquired over 100 of these barely IOC level junk fighters. No wonder Chi...
by Sid
16 Feb 2018 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3041
Views: 375495

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

WLR are helpful in detecting "indirect" fire, to locate a artillery battery. ATGM are used in "direct" fire, in most of the cases they are being fired from a ridge as TOW are not man portable, and usually mounted on a jonga. We could use more drones (if we had them) to locate su...
by Sid
16 Feb 2018 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3041
Views: 375495

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I have one query. Why IA not using the weapon location radars at LOC to locate the exact location to fire back with either mortaar or pinaka MBL. As this will be the right answer to Pakistan who is using ATGM now. WLR are helpful in detecting "indirect" fire, to locate a artillery battery...
by Sid
14 Feb 2018 08:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3041
Views: 375495

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Ok. Even deejay says same thing. In that case can they have armed patrols in hazardous areas and mot just at the gates? Better solution is to not allow any families in field postings. Temporary visits should be fine, but permanent family quarters in a field posting is big bulls eye for ultras. Fami...
by Sid
13 Feb 2018 09:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4507
Views: 826808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^ It's Akasha. Those steel pipes are actuators for tail fin. MRSAM has folding, all moving fins.
by Sid
11 Feb 2018 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3041
Views: 375495

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It’s a Kaluchak attack rerun, these types of brazen attacks will continue to happen unless we raise the stakes much higher for them.
by Sid
09 Feb 2018 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4565
Views: 559302

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Baba ji is just marketing his merchandise, no need to get emotional, and start name calling other Indian companies. TCS I know works really hard, and has really invested in Indian defense sector. It's almost impossible to get into Indian Gov business for a private player, but they have been there pa...
by Sid
09 Feb 2018 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 84676

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^Wonder why they are going for the T129, when they could get the Chinese Z-10 for almost free. They already had one on trial basis for few years. So either their generals are being handsomely paid by TAI, or Z-10 really sucks. But at the end they will end up operating Cobra's, AH-1Z as well as this...
by Sid
05 Feb 2018 19:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 84676

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

That plume, and tracking seems to be from an IIR missile. It was more like an after sales demo, then a qualification trial.

Do we have any firing video of SD-10 from bunder?
by Sid
03 Feb 2018 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 502964

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

jaysimha wrote:https://news.google.com/news/video/iTj4Vr86UZs/dG11JCw_RJRB4FMnknBErEZpJ1KXM?hl=en&gl=US&ned=us


This is great, hope we buildup on this newly found confidence.

btw, what was the spray that they did on their shoe sole before they went in for the flight.
by Sid
03 Feb 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2751
Views: 452191

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And the striptease continues....

https://i.redd.it/yqu8nq0c6td01.jpg
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by Sid
02 Feb 2018 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2751
Views: 452191

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

It’s a legit experimental rail gun, as its being leaked by China deliberately. Is it possible to discuss what goes into making a rail gun (theoretically), and what technical challenges ( metallurgy/power management/projectile/etc) one which may take years of R&D? Because an effective em rail gun...
by Sid
31 Jan 2018 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1935
Views: 340771

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

There is no publicly available data for any western 5th gen fighter either. Fudging, and obfuscation has been used since cold war time. Low observable design is just one aspect of 5th gen design, data fusion is the other piece of this puzzle. J-20 may be low observable, but by how much will be open ...
by Sid
29 Jan 2018 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2045
Views: 220361

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Great to hear that all the fighting happened in the dark with NVDs and good situational awareness Though let me ask this question, why Hemraj and colleagues were patrolling on the other side of the fence when that part of the territory was easily accessible to the enemy. Can they see through the fo...
by Sid
19 Jan 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4507
Views: 826808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Where are the launch bictures?? By this time from launch we get to se hi def pictures. Wonder what’s cooking?!
by Sid
08 Jan 2018 05:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 84676

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

What happened to their pindigenous Al-Kha-Leedh, their forums were full of claims about its Mk 1,2,3,4....etc avatars?
by Sid
06 Jan 2018 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2044
Views: 229193

Re: Military Flight Safety

If I may ask, why do we have a concrete wall so close to the end of runway?
by Sid
28 Dec 2017 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3465
Views: 344116

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

US Army showcases new Abrams variant: https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2017/10/10/Army-spotlights-newest-M1A2-Abrams-variant/8701507650688/ I wonder when tanks will move away from “battleships” to “destroyer” concept. That big lumbering barrel on top is what drives most of the parameters on any MBT...
by Sid
12 Dec 2017 03:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 502964

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

NEZ for most AMRAAM class datalinked BVR is ~20 miles.

Cost of the BVR is mute as its risks the life of pilot, as well the airframe. If LCA ca carry it, and if it allows it to look first/shoot first, then it should be on it. Didn’t IAF put R-77s on Mig-21s?
by Sid
08 Dec 2017 07:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3579
Views: 455840

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Russia has not produced more the 30-40 Ka-228Ts since 2002, and we have a guarantee that their production rate will be higher then HAL’s?
by Sid
08 Dec 2017 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 84676

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

IMHO these airbase attacks in Porkyland and Afghanistan were linked, and most probably tit-for-tat events between two best frnds. Or both had a single frnenamy. 1> PNS Mehran attack -Mar 2011 2> Kamra Airbase attack - Aug 2012 3> Camp Bastion Attack - Sep 2012 After this attacks, on respective infra...
by Sid
24 Nov 2017 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4507
Views: 826808

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I think the question is how many salvos we have to fire to either overwhelm, or exhaust, enemy defenses before they are hit.

All warships have limited magazines onboard, and will be defenseless unless they are replenished. Not sure if SAMs can be reloaded by ship itself.
by Sid
17 Nov 2017 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2912
Views: 181757

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Probably they are discussing manicure, and skin condition due to heavy smog.

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