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by tsarkar
28 Oct 2020 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

How many CIWS(with AHEAD) are you going to deploy at the said target to provide 360 degree defense? Is this approach even feasible for majority of battlefield targets? CIWS have turrets with super fast electric drives for 360 degree coverage in azimuth and 89 degrees in elevation https://www.wired....
by tsarkar
28 Oct 2020 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Especially if we get some proper new gen fragmentation rounds. We have this manufactured by OFB under full ToT & License from Swedes for many years - http://164.100.95.83/products/data/ammunition/mc/14.htm The 40/70 PFFC IM 212, HE Pre Formed Fragmentation with Tungsten Cubes, has been designed...
by tsarkar
28 Oct 2020 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Jamming works very well against present generation drones & loitering munitions without sophisticated communication but Armenian systems are Soviet era (90's) and incapable. Being under Russian umbrella they never modernized unlike Azeri's who along with Turks heavily purchased Israeli systems b...
by tsarkar
28 Oct 2020 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3823
Views: 741956

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

There are NO HAL components in MiG-29 UPG program. It’s run by IAF 11 BRD at Nashik with zero involvement from HAL HAL license manufactures the RD33 for the MiG29 UPG and iirc some avionics and spares as well. https://hal-india.co.in/Product_Details.aspx?Mkey=54&lKey=&CKey=30 You're right. ...
by tsarkar
28 Oct 2020 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691868

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

It is interesting how adding a completely new type of aircraft results in “ Neither maintenance nor logistics will be any problem. Absolutely. Its very simple to comprehend if you think logically and reasonably. The Mi-25/35 with 1000's produced and operated has a well established support base. So ...
by tsarkar
28 Oct 2020 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3682
Views: 691868

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

Actually buying 114 new fighters would not only increase IAF's logistical headache and add yet another new type, it would also be quite expensive and would probably be the death of the Tejas Mk2. Firstly, the 114 fighter RFP is actually to establish a new modern fighter production line in India and...
by tsarkar
19 Oct 2020 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086813

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

The issue is that those batch sizes of 30-40 works well for imported orders, as those foreign defence firms have other orders and can hence production of scale kicks in. For indigenous products where Indian armed forces are the only customers, persisting with same batches makes little sense. Jaguar...
by tsarkar
19 Oct 2020 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407402

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

occupying advanced positions, beyond its patrolling points This could just mean we r present beyond traditional patrolling points, but within the LAC . We know that has already happened. Doesn't mean much. Within Indian territory as per Chinese perception of LAC. What this means is that China wants...
by tsarkar
17 Oct 2020 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Cost? Are we talking about replacing about 50 odd mech batallions? Good point. Obviously from a financial perspective cant be a big bang rip & replace. The way forward is buying new helicopters incrementally while retiring old ICVs. In J&K the Dhruv is providing significant operational mobi...
by tsarkar
17 Oct 2020 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086813

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

Tsarkar ji thats the wrong conclusion to draw from that. Only if you place orders of reasonable and sizeable quality can you enable production tool chains. Im sure you would agree it is stupid and foolish to think one can make a production chain without producing sizeable quantities. To answer this...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

OK, I made a mistake in identifying the trapeze launcher of NGARM as a new one. Kindly ignore that post. My apologies for the wrong post. One doesnt see Russian weapons deployed often and hence their details are not so well known. Its an old AKU-58 that originally came with Su-30MKI and had Cyrillic...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There was a vayu article about this and other missiles some time back: https://www.vayuaerospace.in/article/533/india-39-s-indigenous-anti-ship-missiles The Varunastra is described as a long range anti-ship missile with cruising speed of 850 kmph. This low cost relatively light weight missile is be...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086813

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

Not that we dont know of this or we havent discussed, however moving from proto to production is the most difficult thing, echoed by Elon Musk recently, HAL is getting there Elon Musk @elonmusk Replying to @elonmusk The extreme difficulty of scaling production of new technology is not well understo...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 19:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL is expected to have orders of LCH and LUH and also kamov 226 if it finalises. None of those orders have been placed. And lines for all 3 have to be established. So there will be a production gap. The NUH can fill that production gap for HAL because the ALH Dhruv line is still open. Increase the...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Raghu, thanks for the input. If HAL does a HTT-40 with NUH, I promise you a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label to celebrate :D Its not a joke, it’s a gentleman’s word Being done sir. You better get that bottle ready, I'll share it with all the good folks involved ;) Eagerly waiting for that day. ...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086813

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

Basant, Wiki is incorrect. The first 18 Su-30K were all K's without any French or Israeli avionics. They were returned. The remaining 32 had canards and Al-31FP engines from the start. Read the Bharat Rakshak Link I posted. The writer and photographer is member Kapil Chandni. He personally attended ...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086813

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

Any article that is manufactured by a reasonably competent engineering firm will have tolerances associated with them. These define all aspects of the article, from physical dimensions to material strengths such as the amount of shear stress and other related forces it must withstand. As far as I k...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2020 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3626
Views: 1086813

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

I failed to see how did you conclude from that news that this is the first ICY Front fuselage away of all those have been manufactured till now. Because they are making a public announcement about it Also because that is the caption mentioned in the video https://twitter.com/DynamaticTech/status/13...
by tsarkar
15 Oct 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82525

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

But, as Cmde. Balaji mentioned, the Navy was on board with the decision to go to the CCS in 2009[/b] to request change in engine from F-404 to 414. Why couldn't the Navy have demanded 2 F-404s instead back then? Further, when the thrust shortfall was encountered, ADA went back to the Cabinet Commit...
by tsarkar
15 Oct 2020 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82525

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Sarkar sir would have helped if you took a look at the source of the article, it is written by the man himself, please dont see ghosts everywhere. it took me all of 10 seconds to get this article from uncle http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/why-navys-rejection-of-naval-lca-is-wrong/ BTW, the ...
by tsarkar
15 Oct 2020 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

.... The engine cowling opens downwards to become a platform for maintenance personnel to stand and work in the field. It is the same for the LUH too, because access to the UCS and TX system is a critical aspect of DI and we cannot expect elaborate facilities in the field, so cowlings are designed ...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407402

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/nitingokhale/status ... 2907968512
If I do, it is my right; if you do it is provocation. Old Chinese playbook.

Sums up Chinese expectation from tributary state that we refuse to be.
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82525

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Dear Kartik, can you give links to the second article where Cmde Balaji has made the statements? Regarding single engined NLCA (Mk1/2), the range/payload characteristics, while better than Sea Harrier, were not sufficient for evolved nature of warfare since development started. And it was a consensu...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sarkar sir, it is LUH high altitude trials and not of LCH!!! could be typo!!! Many a times design reviews are attended by personnel from HQ , than the actual users.so User feedback seldom reaches the designers. What ever discussed /pointed will always not enter MoM!!! The person who attends the rev...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Then why have IN ordered 16 ASW Naval Dhruv and CG 16 mk3 Naval Dhruv? IN - Shore based surveillance of Kasab type terrorists, pirates, drug peddlers and Search & Rescue. Most naval airbases need SAR chopper and they dont need easily foldable blades. As well as aircraft carriers ICG - Shore bas...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There is one more Indian agency with 42 helicopters having the same requirement as NUH. Pawan Hans. They fly in very harsh monsoon conditions to ONGC Oil Rigs ferrying supplies in stormy seas and transporting and evacuating ONGC personnel. https://www.pawanhans.co.in/english/inner.aspx?status=4&...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A rare image of INS Talwar firing Kashtan missile https://scontent-bom1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64654000_2281289628789119_1057321953573994496_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=8AvXpwmC30IAX9VuN1B&_nc_ht=scontent-bom1-1.xx&oh=c17af0126140568f77124a16de2bc087&oe=5FAB9194 And...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Dear Basant, HAL until now had large numbers of IA and IAF orders and never bothered about Naval requirements. Now that IA and IAF orders are completed and they need business, money & work, they want the naval order :) IN has not prevented HAL in building a naval helicopter. It just wont stop th...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1049159

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^^^^ +1 I fail to understand IN's persistent animosity towards NUH, which ironically is completely opposite to IAF and IA. It's not just the specs, as (I believe) one can see. Time to take a quick decision and save time and money. Since 2001, the segmented folding blades need to be demonstrated a...
by tsarkar
14 Oct 2020 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/adani-ports-acquires-kattupalli-port/article24280472.ece L&T's ship building foray isnt doing good either. Barring specialized projects where no one else has the engineering skills (nuclear submarine hulls), they get a raw deal. They developed the Sarva...
by tsarkar
13 Oct 2020 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766910

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

They were killed by MoD to ensure the continued monopoly of DPSU's.

Tragic
by tsarkar
13 Oct 2020 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407402

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

if we are not occupying black top , then we are again repeating at least 50% of the mistakes on 62 that we made in the chushul sector. the only saving grace is that we control mukpuri near rezang la. I think it is best to move beyond the narrow discussion about black top. Rohit Vats' video which he...
by tsarkar
13 Oct 2020 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2432
Views: 407402

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/danvir_chauhan/status/1315218174778830849?s=19 4 days back Chinese Infantry supported by 40-50 tanks in proper extended line just like an attack proper, moved dangerously close to 6 Grenadiers positions by 50 meters and returned. A demonstration extremely dangerous. What if our ...
by tsarkar
11 Oct 2020 12:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 742880

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

That is MRSAM for the Indian Army Page 153 of BDL Annual Report https://bdl-india.in/sites/default/files/2020-09/BDL%20AR%2019-20.pdf 2019 Handed over MRSAM to Indian Airforce 2017 LRSAM handed over to Indian Navy Thanks. But that raises another question in my mind about how different the IA versio...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2020 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Here's a rundown on Indian Light Weight Torpedo development history. The first ships with 324 mm LWT were Nilgiri class frigates Taragiri & Vindhyagiri with 2x3 324mm TT in the 80's. Thereafter Godavari and Brahmaputra classes also had those tubes. They carried the Italian A244S torpedoes. Given...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2020 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

If we have have long endurance Drones ( we are trying to buy them) or large number of cheaper aircrafts liek Dornier 228s which are equipped with sub detection equipment then they can call for a fire from a distant ground based battery or a distant ship with SMARTs. This will make sub hunting quite...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2020 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

One website has the LWT as the Shyena,which reportedly has a top speed of 33kts, a 6 min. endurance ,approximating a 10km range within which to find its target. If accurate, an SSN can outrun the LWT as most current attack subs have burst speeds in excess of 30kts. A conventional AIP sub ,German U-...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2020 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 11004

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Deleted as it was fake. Was being circulated on fauji Whatsapp groups today morning. We aren't very computer or game savvy. The gentleman who sent it to me is retired DG NSG and all of us got fooled given the overall darkness and realistic tracers and flares. Thanks for the fact check, gentlemen. My...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3698
Views: 1030727

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Trapeze launcher is a good way for clean separation, esp. for a large missile like NGARM and reduce the risk of a pitch up movement at launch. If the missile is primarily guided by onboard seeker and not a dedicated HTS like assembly interfaced with the RWR, it might also provide a good benefit for...

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