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by Sid
13 Nov 2018 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527737

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Why is the side bay of j20 closed a wvr missile bolted outside F-22 uses quick open-extend-fire-retract-close sequence. Bays remain open during WVR for lock-on. Probably too complicated, and unnecessary. Instead J-20 just hang it outside in ready to fire mode when necessary, else its retracted for ...
by Sid
23 Oct 2018 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400422

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Just capture, and make an example out of them. Paki army cannot take it when their officers are taken.

It’s all psyops. If they can go this far, show them what a psycho can do.
by Sid
30 Sep 2018 12:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333435

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

IAF may go back to three stage trainer program if they have good IJT to buy. HAL can anyway try sell it outside. But whats happening to HTT-40..? It should have had certification almost done by now. I don't know about HTT-40. I don't know about the plans for IJT either. In addition to what you said...
by Sid
29 Sep 2018 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3383
Views: 333435

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

Indranil wrote:HJT will be in the air soon.


Does HJT even have a use case for IAF? Best course will be to go China route and incorporate AJT tech into HJT.
by Sid
17 Aug 2018 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 99476

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: 2976
Views: 620452

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: 2976
Views: 620452

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: 2976
Views: 620452

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: 4309
Views: 708729

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: 3507
Views: 363010

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: 3689
Views: 493270

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: 3689
Views: 493270

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: 3228
Views: 527737

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: 5072
Views: 964337

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: 3228
Views: 527737

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: 5072
Views: 964337

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: 617
Views: 75992

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: 5072
Views: 964337

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: 3228
Views: 527737

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: 5072
Views: 964337

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: 395
Views: 99476

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: 3090
Views: 400422

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: 3090
Views: 400422

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: 3090
Views: 400422

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: 5072
Views: 964337

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: 3090
Views: 400422

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: 4762
Views: 608263

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: 395
Views: 99476

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: 395
Views: 99476

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: 512145

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: 3228
Views: 527737

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: 3228
Views: 527737

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: 1994
Views: 364347

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: 2047
Views: 224743

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: 5072
Views: 964337

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: 395
Views: 99476

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: 2060
Views: 236055

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: 3507
Views: 363010

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: 512145

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: 3689
Views: 493270

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?

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