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by tsarkar
13 Dec 2017 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2889
Views: 278011

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Fuel supply design issue of HPT-32/HTT-34 design were never resolved, irrespective of engine. BRF members blamed the engine, but Islanders using the very same piston & turbine engines never faced any fuel starvation issues. No Sir. It was the HPT 32 fuel supply issue that was never solved. The ...
by tsarkar
13 Dec 2017 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2889
Views: 278011

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Deepak replacement was there - HTT 34 but that was refused. Will try and post link by retired Air Force officer who pointed this out. HTT-34 borrowed from the Navy BN-2T Islander program and replaced the original piston engine with a turboprop engine. HTT-34 didnt solve the fuel starvation issue. W...
by tsarkar
13 Dec 2017 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2889
Views: 278011

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

From an acquisition timelines perspective, the Ka-226 vs LUH scenario is similar to the Pilatus vs HTT-40 situation. Albeit the latter was only on drawing boards at the time. It looks like we will end up buying both and lets hope thats for the best. HTT-40 wasnt there when a Deepak replacement was ...
by tsarkar
13 Dec 2017 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1318
Views: 109395

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

"the third submarine was built to original specs and finished faster than second stretch submarine...." Is the 3rd boat built to the longer design or the shorter design? In other words, does 'original specs' imply the stretched design? As per my understanding, the 3rd boat is built to ori...
by tsarkar
13 Dec 2017 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2889
Views: 278011

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why weren't Mi-8/17 licensed produced in India? Oh, they are "licensed produced" to the same degree that HAL "license produced" 40 2007 Su-30s and 42 2012 Su-30s orders They are assembled at 3 Base Repair Depot at Chandigarh http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-polic...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 506
Views: 68173

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

If mkis were being outgunned by solah, IAF fighters from MKI to bison wouldn't have fared so well in a variety of dact exercises. I recall distinctly that even the bisons did well vs the rsaf blk 50 falcons. Not to mention f15c of the usaf. No, the Bison did well only in Within Visual Range engagem...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1318
Views: 109395

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

So, the issue with the 29k availabililty has been a spares issue and nothing fundamentally wrong with engine itself as many on brf has speculated? So, why does india continnue to face spares issues withh russian hardware? lack of support deals to keep uptiimes high? OEM and russian arm twisting? Re...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 10:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3377
Views: 463067

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

So, the issue with the 29k availabililty has been a spares issue and nothing fundamentally wrong with engine itself as many on brf has speculated? So, why does india continnue to face spares issues withh russian hardware? lack of support deals to keep uptiimes high? OEM and russian arm twisting? It...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272593

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ What's the point in spending money, time & effort in qualifying a missile and not able to use it to full range? In that case, use Astra or Derby. The Swedes developed new Hardware & Software - in essence a whole new radar to match the missile. http://saabgroup.com/Media/news-press/news/20...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272593

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Didn't Pak have Sparrow missiles in service during Kargil? Or was it acquired/gifted later from US post 9/11? Wiki entry on Sparrow mentions PAF as one of the users of the missile. Pakistan boasted but never had Sparrow missiles. They had Block 15 F-16 and not the later Block 25 with radars capable...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1182
Views: 178227

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

Ashima Singh @AshiQuotes Follow Follow @AshiQuotes More During Kargil war, leather shoe companies of Kanpur Mirza Tanners & Superhouse Tannery refused to make mountain shoes for our Army to fight battle. Did anyone else hear about this? Such things should come under "aiding the enemy"...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

"Rockets on the way out" is simply Amreeki hawa blowing over BRF on the lines of F-35 will be the last manned fighter. The US is beginning to take delivery of laser guided rockets. India has huge stocks of dumb rockets and a pod of 18 rockets is likely cheaper (for us) than a single guida...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272593

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

"Unfortunately we deal with the purchases of fighters as if we are buying toor dal and mung dal" he said

MP's comment aptly sums it all up.
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272593

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

If someone argues that the Tejas Mk1 cannot exploit the full range of the Meteor as its tracking range is not 150 km, then that should apply to the Gripen C as well. Both have mechanically scanned arrays, similarly sized and the Elta 2032 is a really good radar, as is the PS-05A on the Gripen C/D. ...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1318
Views: 109395

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Hmm so if this is the Arighat, where is the Aridhaman? Already in the water? Can one tell the difference between the Arihant and the Aridhaman visually? PC wanted a stretch for the second submarine. However since hull sections from L&T and reactor from BARC to original specifications were alrea...
by tsarkar
12 Dec 2017 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1318
Views: 109395

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Can the Akulas be taken to war under the terms of the lease? http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=158689 The Indian Navy’s Annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX 17) was conducted on the Western Seaboard from 24 Jan 17 till 23 Feb 17. The month long exercise sa...
by tsarkar
08 Dec 2017 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272593

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Fixed probes can be removed and the opening faired over. Saves drag if long range missions with MAR are not foreseen.

Here are two Mirage 2000s of IAF - one with probe and other with probe removed.

https://media.defense.gov/2004/Feb/25/2 ... 0S-003.JPG
by tsarkar
08 Dec 2017 19:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3377
Views: 463067

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The resolution of a P-8I thermal imager. Even the heat from the engine room deep inside the hull is showing.

https://mobile.twitter.com/indiannavy/s ... 41/photo/1
by tsarkar
08 Dec 2017 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ Hawk AJT can do rockets, but from training pov is it necessary anymore that fighters are no longer being integrated with rockets? Guided standoff weapons like US SDB and Indian SAAW have negated the need for rockets for fighters. The rocket run by fighters is very predictable and that makes the...
by tsarkar
08 Dec 2017 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Harpoon missile in service with IAF Jaguar. 500 & 1000 lbs bombs also on display As well as Matra 155 pod for 68 mm rockets. The Indian Jaguar is the last Western origin fighter to carry rockets.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Spokesperson ... 56/photo/1
by tsarkar
08 Dec 2017 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3763
Views: 345881

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

tsarkar...i think its Kalyani as per someone in know in bharat forge. OT but in an interview Baba K said they can churn out 1 gun per day IIRC. Actually, as far as I can remember, OFB autofrettages have the capacity to pump out one Dhanush barrel every hour, this was tweeted by saurav jha long back...
by tsarkar
08 Dec 2017 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2889
Views: 278011

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The pods are so useful an idea that NO heli manufacturer builds them and NOBODY, not even the host country uses them! You can hold on to whatever fanciful imagination you have, just because a Russi designed it. Yes, indeed, its hilarious the extent people invent fanciful reasons to justify. Dhruv &...
by tsarkar
06 Dec 2017 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Isn't command guidance limited to Line of sight only? Would this not be an issue if deployed in hilly areas? No, the command guidance can be carefully aligned. It can ensure that missile guidance beams are not in the same alignment as the missile trajectory. Missiles like Seawolf & Barak1 use C...
by tsarkar
02 Dec 2017 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3763
Views: 345881

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

There are certain Indians like A M Naik & Baba Kalyani who deserve the Bharat Ratna for doing complex engineering in a way that also makes sound business sense and economics. They're the Walchand Hirachand of our times. Bharat Forge's & L&T's civil work acumen makes its military spinoffs...
by tsarkar
02 Dec 2017 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 433155

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Cybaru wrote:Guys not in uniform? DRDO plane?

Seems to be a publicity shot during DRDO press meet. Bright sunlight coming from front left open door and computer screens show only homepage.
by tsarkar
01 Dec 2017 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1318
Views: 109395

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

shiv wrote:If anyone has seen any report/official statement that the French and India have agreed on cooperation for any aspect of SSN, please post. Until then- any "cooperation" will remain a rumour. Such rumours take a life of their own and in 1 month it will have become truth.

Well Said!
by tsarkar
01 Dec 2017 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3763
Views: 345881

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread


Another shot in the arm came when DAC under the aegis of Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman cleared the Limited Series Production (LSP) of 40 ATAGS.

Wonder which one was chosen, Tata or Kalyani?
by tsarkar
01 Dec 2017 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3377
Views: 463067

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Navy Day official video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GqVIqgdeNCQ

Note the wire guidance spool connected to the back of the torpedo

Small arms including Carl Gustaf aboard a ship

And the effects on the target ship getting hit towards the end
by tsarkar
01 Dec 2017 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Lots of LRSAM & Shtil user testing has happened - refer Navy Day 2017 official video for both being fired on multiple occasions https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GqVIqgdeNCQ

Chandipur has its set of defence reporters, there are none at Pigeon or Trak Islands where these missiles are tested.
by tsarkar
30 Nov 2017 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Tsarkar sahab, That is a one-way datalink, isn't it? I know the communication is a very short burst which can virtually not be jammed. Also, thank you for the tid-bit on the pop up on the lo-lo. I did not know that. I knew that the coordinates for the dive are set just before launch. Can it be chan...
by tsarkar
30 Nov 2017 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Not all tests were on static ships , Brahmos with its mid course guidance and terminal seeker should have the ability to engage moving target , what we don't know whether we have the capability for continuous target accusation through other assets and feeding the same to the missile. Precisely the ...
by tsarkar
21 Nov 2017 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 165180

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

JayS wrote:
NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force's C-130 Super Hercules plane has set a new record for longest non-stop flight, the IAF said.

Was it completely on internal fuel? Is the US refueling system compatible with probe & drogue IAI Bedek system used by Indian Il-78?
by tsarkar
21 Nov 2017 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 46
Views: 1778

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

Swarming technology existed in the previous century in weapons such as Granit http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14483/watch-russias-only-operational-battlecruiser-launch-a-massive-shipwreck-anti-ship-missile http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-Rus-Cruise-Missiles.html#mozTocId109867 Problem is such sy...
by tsarkar
21 Nov 2017 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 165180

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

So why not call out the chitty contracts we have where HAL is straightjacketed to the exact variant of Su-30 where every additional number, every upgrade must be negotiated? Why aren’t we too allowed to pump out our Flanker variants like Shenyang does with the J-11B/BS/BH, J-15A/B/T and J-16XX? How...
by tsarkar
21 Nov 2017 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2242
Views: 348827

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Kersi wrote:But I have a query. When do we see a large numbers of Nags (or Anamika or whatever-you-call-it) in Indian Army, Indian Air Force and why not the Indian Navy

At 4-7 km range, the OTO 76/62 or AK-100 guns can pump out shells with warheads equivalent to Nag.
by tsarkar
21 Nov 2017 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272593

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

They did deliver all the Su 30MKI on time or even ahead of time. The original deadline was 2017 for 140 aircrafts which was moved up but as of 2017 they have delivered more than 200 aircrafts The 200 delivered as of 2017 is not 140 built from raw materials but CKD kit assembly of 32 (1996) + 40 (20...
by tsarkar
20 Nov 2017 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1021
Views: 165180

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

ToT are the same regardless of their source. Wonder why the Chinese were able to get the required knoladge out of the same process (building Russian aircraft) and start their own aircraft industry and India has not been able to do the same!! The Chinese are building nothing beyond what they've lice...
by tsarkar
16 Nov 2017 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3377
Views: 463067

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Some more screwdrivering - http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=173539 In consonance with Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ Policy; Indian Navy on 15th November 2017, has concluded a contract with Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division for supply of Portable Diver Detection Sonar...
by tsarkar
15 Nov 2017 16:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2296
Views: 272593

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Data point -02 https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bahrain-debut-for-export-ready-tejas-fighter-421182/ The first international deployment with the Tejas involved flying 970nm (1,800km) from Bengaluru to Jamnagar, before covering a further 650nm for a second refuelling stop in Muscat, Oman. ...
by tsarkar
13 Nov 2017 13:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1181
Views: 112116

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

but break down more often, have poor finishing, poor worksmanship True for products like INSAS. Lack of training on specific nuances of new equipment is also a factor. The Dhruv has its own nuances but that was not taught to BSF or Ecuador pilots. The DGCA report blames BSF pilot for the crash but ...

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