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by tsarkar
02 Dec 2018 07:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 240923

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DtUdKXoWwAAw-IJ?format=jpg&name=orig This is important news. It specifically mentions Armoured Recovery Vehicles for Arjun ordered. This means IA is building up infrastructure for Arjun for induction in larger numbers, just like Airfields and Shelters were modernised ...
by tsarkar
08 Nov 2018 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 798
Views: 139269

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

barath_s wrote:but can you outrun a torpedo aimed at you?

Yes
by tsarkar
08 Nov 2018 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

SBajwa wrote:3 production lines are fine but do they have another place to service the existing in-service Tejas fighters?
ramana wrote:IAF base repair depots.

Sulur is home to IAF No 5 BRD that would logically take up MRO of Tejas as it enters service. Presence of BRD one of the factors deciding basing at Sulur. The BRD folks are also building up their knowledge and skills.
by tsarkar
08 Nov 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1545
Views: 222618

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

A must read article for * Everyone * on BRF. This is how mis-information spreads.... Is Indian Air Force Naming Rafale After a Serving Air Marshal? https://newscentral24x7.com/indian-air-force-rafale-rb008-anil-ambani-rakesh-bhaduria-manmohan-bahadur-dassault/ Rakesh, request you to post this in a ...
by tsarkar
08 Nov 2018 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34057

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

It is interesting to note that the Navy went with the Amriki classification and designated the Arihant as SSBN -80. There was a discussion in the older thread where some stalwarts (tsarkar-ji?) had argued that the Arihant was neither an SSN nor an SSBN, and was a unique type amongst world navies. S...
by tsarkar
06 Nov 2018 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34057

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Darn it! Still no center-spread photos of the vessel to drool over! It has been 10 long years since she got pushed out! The only side profile pic of the Arihant that I have seen to date.... The side profile of Arihant has been published since 14 October 2017 https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a...
by tsarkar
06 Nov 2018 11:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34057

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1059367098072350720 ---> Rare closeup of Arihant. Unusual aft section, reveals Borei design influence. There is NO Borei influence. Ask Sandeep if Borei has the streamlining that is there in Arihant? The streamlining is closer to Vanguard class than Borei....
by tsarkar
06 Nov 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34057

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrObBTAV4AA4wqF.jpg How accurate is that pic in the background? Seems as official as it could get with the PM himself in the foreground, but looks different from the 2009 launch pic (see the tapering hull in the front). It's the real thing. Exactly as I described it to G...
by tsarkar
05 Nov 2018 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 798
Views: 139269

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

INS Rana refitted with Revathi radar and C-Pearl ESM/EW system taken from Godavari class frigate https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpT1-GHWwAEw9ni.jpg I do not think that the EW system aboard the Rana is the C-Pearl nor was it taken from a G-class. The G-class had the SEWS V5 (which may be another name f...
by tsarkar
05 Nov 2018 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

tsarkar wrote:
chola wrote:^^^ The CASIC FK-119 Nuclear Delivery Capable Stealth Drone. A rare find indeed!

With WW2 rockets underwing :rotfl:
by tsarkar
05 Nov 2018 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3228
Views: 527341

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

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by tsarkar
01 Nov 2018 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 798
Views: 139269

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

INS Rana refitted with Revathi radar and C-Pearl ESM/EW system taken from Godavari class frigate https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpT1-GHWwAEw9ni.jpg INS Sahyadri with Seaking Mk42B https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpd7H7DXoAEBH8d.jpg INS Shakti with Seaking Mk42C Commando https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dpd7HJKW...
by tsarkar
01 Nov 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 798
Views: 139269

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Was that method of interception forced or pilot error? In both cases pilot error caused by instinct. The Starfighter and MiG-21 got the first shot. On missing, they instinctively tried to turn. A faster fighter has higher turning radius than a slower one and the faster fighter has to slow down duri...
by tsarkar
01 Nov 2018 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 798
Views: 139269

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

There are six SSNs right now, in the planning phase. But the high cost involved of maintaining an all SSN fleet requires the Navy to have SSKs as well. The Soryu has many advantages over the Type 209, Kilo and the Scorpene. And India does require SSKs to defend from enemies in their littorals. And ...
by tsarkar
11 Oct 2018 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389001

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

BRD's also assemble Mi-8 & Mi-17 from CKD kits since 70's. Similar to what HAL is doing for some tranche's of Su-30s. They are doing complete rebuild of An-32 as well.
by tsarkar
11 Oct 2018 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

^^ Good point. In any ship or aircraft with 3000 to 300 components, something or the other is becoming obsolete and hence requires continuous product improvement. A lot of this concurrent engineering will happen. For example Sea Eagle missile will become obsolete and one will require a Harpoon integ...
by tsarkar
11 Oct 2018 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389001

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

What kind of upgrade can you do at a BRD? I have not seen anything concrete from a reliable source about Mig upgrades so my comments are based on the amount of money spent and place it is being done. In which case why dont you read up the MiG-29UPG upgrade program with Radar, CFT, engine, weapons a...
by tsarkar
11 Oct 2018 09:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

^^Please read up on the capabilities of the Sniper Pod and Pakistan's acquisition. My last post on this as its off topic for Tejas thread.
by tsarkar
10 Oct 2018 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2060
Views: 235980

Re: Military Flight Safety

Typically if pilots flew the full complement of hours required to maintain proficiency, we would quickly exhaust airframe and engine TTL of Sukhois and Jaguars. Hence pilots occasionally fly micro lights. Is it true that Sukhoi, Mirage and Jaguar pilots would also fly MiG-21s as well to achieve the...
by tsarkar
09 Oct 2018 01:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

At present is buddy targeting possible? As in, in a strike group of 3 Tejas, just one carries lightening pod and marks targets for buddies too? Or is it planned for the future upgrade? The Mirage 2000 did that in 1999 at Kargil and Jaguar do do regularly, so yes, that capability well exists. After ...
by tsarkar
09 Oct 2018 01:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

ashishvikas wrote:I understand Litening pod is required for Air to Ground missions only.

The IAF pioneered the use of Litening as an IRST in Su-30MKI and Tejas due to its far superior quality optics compared to Russian ones. So Litening is used in A2A modes as well.
by tsarkar
09 Oct 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162310

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Ducts will always be required to spill the boundary layer (if no DSI is used). Instead of spilling it behind the LE, they might spill it on top of it (like in the Rafale). Actually, I am also interested to see how they are going to do this. I had seen some CFD drawings from an year back where the i...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2018 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

ks_sachin wrote:How wolud the IAF employ the LCA in that role? Standoff or low and fast. Has the sq been training for that?

Sachin these are operations related questions that are very closely guarded secrets. Operational employment is never discussed. Please don't ask such questions.
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2018 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u375/jayS_brf/Screen%20Shot%202018-04-21%20at%203.49.29%20PM_zpsojfxexsz.png 5 x 450 kg bombs + 2 x 105 kg R-73E + 208 kg Litening + 2 x 582 kg fuel in 725 litres EFT works out to 3832 kg. Adding weight of pylon adaptors and the weight of empty EFT gives a very r...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2018 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162310

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

If the inlet is moved forward and a canard is added, it leaves a very cramped space for the pilot to climb in. Check how little space is there in Gripen C for the pilot to climb into the cockpit because of the forward inlet and canard mounted on inlet. http://meldimgxc.pw/Major-Catherine-Labuschagne...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162310

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

And are they doing away with the 2 spill ducts from the Mk1 design that took boundary layer turbulent airflow from close to the fuselage and put it onto the top of the wing? If you observe carefully, the inlet has moved forward of the wing, so no spill ducts required. Quite a radical redesign from ...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2018 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 747
Views: 162310

Re: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018

Also, the vertical stabilator trailing edge sweep seems reversed!
by tsarkar
07 Oct 2018 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2953
Views: 615427

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

3. But there is a HUGE learning curve for these newcomers. They are jumping from being Tier III suppliers to being Tier I suppliers. However, they are capable of overcoming this initial hurdle given the capital. This jacks up the per aircraft cost of the LCAs to be built. This is one of the primary...
by tsarkar
07 Oct 2018 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389001

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

ANI @ANI There has been delay in delivery schedule in contracts already executed to HAL. There is a 3 yrs delay in delivery of Sukhoi-30, 6 years delay in Jaguar, 5 year delay in LCA, and 2 year delay in delivery of Mirage 2000 upgrade: Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa Did ACM mention the Mig-29UPG bein...
by tsarkar
06 Oct 2018 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2060
Views: 235980

Re: Military Flight Safety

What are these little wasps used for? AOP duties? Any gyan will be welcome. To maintain pilot proficiency Typically if pilots flew the full complement of hours required to maintain proficiency, we would quickly exhaust airframe and engine TTL of Sukhois and Jaguars. Hence pilots occasionally fly mi...
by tsarkar
04 Oct 2018 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5070
Views: 962544

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/astra-missile-getting-ready-to-be-inducted-in-service-next-year-another-successful-test/1336126/ The trials were a combination of complex tests for engagement of pilotless target in different modes of manoeuvring, off-boresight, medium and long ranges. The mi...
by tsarkar
04 Oct 2018 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708559

Re: Small Arms Thread

Each agency procures based on its requirement. Coast Guard uses Amogh chambered for 5.56 x 30 Blanket standardization isnt possible.
by tsarkar
01 Oct 2018 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3681
Views: 490996

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I'm afraid you are a bit off the mark. The Ka-226 has good high altitude capability, courtesy its co-axial rotors and good installed power. It had cleared the trials conducted by Army for operations on the Siachen and had met the mission requirements. It is planned as a replacement to the Chetak -C...
by tsarkar
29 Sep 2018 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4309
Views: 708559

Re: Small Arms Thread

[img]https://img.etimg.com/thumb/msid-65996528,width-300,imgsize-335090,resizemode-4/two-day-parakram-parv-to-mark-second-anniversary-of-surgical-strikes-begins.jpg[/img]
IN Sniper Rifle
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2018 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3507
Views: 362358

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

An interesting approach to this issue is being projected by the Ukranian 'Kombat' ATGM The KOMBAT is a laser-beam-riding guided missile, the laser beam being directed onto the tail of the flying missile rather than on the target proper. The missile’s control system allows for a few guidance modes. ...
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2018 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3507
Views: 362358

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Germans and French are experimenting with 130MM rounds. They are massive rounds and would required lot of armor to stop them. I am pretty sure these round will come up in few years. With APS, countries would want to invest in a sabot round, which is not easy to counter, compared to ATGM. DIME count...
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2018 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3507
Views: 362358

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

1) At Mach 1, it will take the Invar a good 8 second flight time to target 2) This gives the enemy 4X more time to deploy countermeasures (APS, smoke grenades, dazzlers etc), compared to APFSDS rounds Speed is higher and flight time is lower of ship fired shell compared to a missile. Surely missile...

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