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by tsarkar
18 Oct 2017 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 557
Views: 44366

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

https://www.stratpost.com/indian-submarine-contest-four/ The Japanese did not submit their proposal for the RFP. Not surprising since they want to zealously safeguard their technology, as well as US components like Fire Control Systems and Sonars common with US nuclear submarines under ITAR restrict...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2017 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ Just one of the contenders for the AESA RFP that has delayed the SoP 2018 Mk1A. To maintain service numbers and production lines ongoing, some of the 83 Mk1A should be ordered to Mk1 FOC standard, that is good enough with Elta 2032 radar. In fact, standardising Elta 2052 from Jaguar DARIN 3 shoul...
by tsarkar
16 Oct 2017 12:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2949
Views: 393765

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pratyush wrote:Will the ability to shape the top works of the kiltan help in building hulls of minesweepers.

No. Minesweeper hulls need a lot of shock & vibration resistance. Different design philosophy. The US uses wooden hulls because it believes it offers best shock resistance.
by tsarkar
13 Oct 2017 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2949
Views: 393765

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

There is a mystifying point about the yard chosen to design the vessels,etc.! How can the cost be determined when no design exists?! The competing yards should've first provided their design/s based upon the ASW corvette' s specs which was laid down in the tender.A basic design showing key elements...
by tsarkar
11 Oct 2017 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

More than under-funding, under-staffing is a more serious issue. Due to GoI freeze on staffing - that should've been directed to bloated department & ministries - there is an acute shortage of manpower across projects. Today ADA is focussed on Mk1 FOC, so not much work has happened (jointly with...
by tsarkar
10 Oct 2017 16:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Single Engine Fighter is US's pound of flesh for support at UN Security Council against Organization of Islamic Cooperation and China. As are the less capable Russian frigates & SAMs for Russia's vote. There will be zero ToT for Single Engine fighter. For Su-30 too, we still dont have the capabi...
by tsarkar
10 Oct 2017 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

shiv wrote:Video

Shiv, thank you for your extensive repository of the 80's & 90's data, photos & videos. It is indeed a labour of love.
by tsarkar
10 Oct 2017 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

A surprisingly honest article on the true combat capabilities showcased by Tejas. This needs to be saved and re-posted often. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/a-vertical-climb-to-glory-tejas-enthralls-at-air-force-day/articleshow/60994074.cms HINDON AIR FORCE BASE: With vertical clim...
by tsarkar
10 Oct 2017 14:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The maneouvre in Top Gun is not a good example though. That just shows the capability of the aircraft to pitch up instantaneously to bleed off speed (while letting go off the thrust). The slow speed pass is much more involved. By the way, Tejas would be great at the maneouvre. Agree, the Topgun man...
by tsarkar
09 Oct 2017 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Slow speed - 125 kt as per announcer. The should show that off by flying in formation with a basic trainer like Pilatus Out of plane :mrgreen: curiosity, what is special about the very low speed? What areas of great performance does it indicate for the plane? It can be used in certain manoeuvres to...
by tsarkar
08 Oct 2017 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Sintilating display of Tejas at Air Force Day by CO 45 Sq, including a very low speed high alpha flyby in front of the entire leadership & audience. This is what Tejas needs to do...go to every airbase across India and give the pilots and engineers a first hand touch, look & feel of its capa...
by tsarkar
07 Oct 2017 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 1929
Views: 181936

Re: Military Flight Safety

https://hassaanrabbani.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/05sia1.jpg This is how helicopters para drop supplies at low levels. Updrafts and Ridge Lifts are common phenomenon. I understand - depending on circumstances - there are SOPs is place for flying early morning to avoid updrafts due to daytime heati...
by tsarkar
05 Oct 2017 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2918
Views: 234566

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

tsarkar: What about the fact that higher man power is the primary cause for higher revenue budgets, starving capital budgets? A balance has to be attained somewhere. I am glad that a military man has recommended rationalizing the plains centric strike corps. Is there any doubt that better technolog...
by tsarkar
04 Oct 2017 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 259
Views: 42916

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

Anyone wants to take a shot at guessing which the next Rafale squadron will be? It's been announced, 17 & 18 Squadron. Dhanoa commanded 17 Sq during Kargil. It was earmarked for Su-30 but will now fly Rafales. No 18 was NJS Sekhon's squadron that has served in EAC for quite some time. No 15 is ...
by tsarkar
04 Oct 2017 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 2918
Views: 234566

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Vaibhav, Gen Panag argues for thinning of army units on the lines of modern western armies. I disagree. I've responded to numerous snides and insults in the Navy thread how foreign ships are manned by 100 personnel while Indian ships have 300 personnel because we lack "automation" We overs...
by tsarkar
04 Oct 2017 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3651
Views: 311277

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The story of inducting Bofors in Siachen http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Histo ... ewoor.html

We do have significant artillery deployment in the region - 105, 130 & 155 mm. The units change, the guns remain the same.
by tsarkar
02 Oct 2017 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236578

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/09/29/indian-army-wants-more-tests-before-ordering-homemade-anti-tank-missile/ Ah ha...Contorted facts from Vivek Raghuvanshi and his unnamed sources to suit his lifafa journalism. The only good news that he couldn't suppress is - The Army has projected an imme...
by tsarkar
02 Oct 2017 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

This does not make sense. Haven't they already done this with Rudra? I believe these are for the CG. The gun will be mounted on the port side door. IN & ICG OPV on patrol duties are armed with Chetaks with door mounted MMGs. But I agree with Thakur's POV - the 20 mm stabilised gun developed for...
by tsarkar
20 Sep 2017 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

...with hint of Detailed report soon... Sir, I would rather wait for the wheat than flutter with the chaff. I'll go a bit OT here with permission from all. In life, its important to separate the substance from hype. My parents and grand-parents insisted I research and find out the facts myself than...
by tsarkar
20 Sep 2017 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I have never understood the utility of lifafa in press. Cause a lifafa is a lot more useful when it comes to a politician and not a reporter. No. It is to create a buzz. If everyone around is talking about something, it creates a buzz. Most people have a natural tendency to go with the flow and not...
by tsarkar
20 Sep 2017 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

tsarkar ji, I think you got confused with two reports by Livefist The full report of ASRAAM is not out yet I think they are considering ASRAAM for Tejas because ADA is having trouble integrating Python 5 on Tejas and ASRAAM is already available in IAF inventory Where is the second/full report? If t...
by tsarkar
20 Sep 2017 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Livefist‏@livefist NEWSBREAK: @byMBDA in 'advanced discussions' on integration of ASRAAM on LCA Tejas against Python-5. Detailed report coming up. https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/09/iaf-wants-brimstone-asraam-on-its-hawk-trainers.html What a nonsense lifafa article! I'll start by highlighting ...
by tsarkar
19 Sep 2017 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rhetorical question: Why do air defence aircraft need kick ass radars if a helo with an AAM can simply hover around taking down other aircraft? I mean if I get into story writing I will speak of a massive Paki tank thrust with 6 AH1s supportintgthe attack and taking down all opposing aircraft becau...
by tsarkar
19 Sep 2017 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

They might have integrated AIM 9 because its readily available, rather than making a new ATAM. I don't know much but I have not seen US ATAM so far. Maybe AIM 9 is cheaper and easier to put on helis for Amirkhan. Money is not an issue anyway. As such use of ATAM from helis seem very limited. Deejay...
by tsarkar
19 Sep 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

How many known instances of Helicopters getting shot down by fighters or other helicopters? In the Iran Iraq war, AH-1 vs Mi-8/35 was a regular phenomenon. The Shah of Iran set up aviation manufacture facilities since 1930s and in 60's-70s Bell set up a factory to manufacture UH-1 & AH-1. After...
by tsarkar
19 Sep 2017 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Does the Cobra which Pakis operate comes with AAM or this could give our helicopters the ability to take them down along with UAV's pretty easily. at present no. they might buy some wz or aw129 helis soon which might have. note these are mostly self defence weapons which must be launched LOBL becau...
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2017 19:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Pakistani AH-1Z have the more powerful Sidewinders on wingtips. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/93/2d/02/932d0242efa87f351e8ac567450fc947.jpg Apache has wingtip mounted stingers http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/70/pics/3_12.jpg The Sidewinder is more powerful than Stinger & Mistral with higher Pk an...
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2017 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2949
Views: 393765

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

One basic problem of the discussion on "sea control" here is that it uses WW2/1950s definition of sea control.
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2017 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Livefist‏Verified account @livefist 2h2 hours ago Replying to @livefist India's LCH to conduct live firings of Mistral end 2017 at Chandipur. LCH to sport 4 Mistrals on each wing, as opposed to 2 on Rudra. It means total 16 ATAM can possible, it will give night mare to any advancing cavalry at high...
by tsarkar
17 Sep 2017 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236578

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I am not sure if the old R-77 test conducted by the IAF is still around as it is very old now , I distinctly remember it was conducted somewhere in Rajasthan where a Su30 (I forget K or the MKI) took out a target flying behind it by firing a R-77 , the missile made a violent 180 turn after the laun...
by tsarkar
16 Sep 2017 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236578

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=170810 Key takeaways from the A total of seven trials were conducted against Pilotless Target Aircrafts (PTA) successfully. The missions included engagement of target at very long range engagement of high manoeuvring target at medium range This is a ...
by tsarkar
16 Sep 2017 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Rockets do pack a lot of punch - the Hunters of Longewala used SNEB/Matra 68 mm rockets in 18 round pods to bust Pakistani tanks. The Rudra/LCH uses 19 rocket pack from Forges de Zeebrugge that uses US 2.75"/70 mm rockets. They are adequate for taking on tanks - only the front turret and glacis...
by tsarkar
15 Sep 2017 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3107
Views: 212396

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

^^ Do we really need to waste bandwidth on Prasun Sengupta and Vivek Raghuvanshi articles? Indian Army has BMP regiments with Konkurs-M missiles in Anti Tank role in Ladakh and NAMICA will be a natural replacement. Is there an actual IA RFP in the first place? All I found was,"according to sour...
by tsarkar
13 Sep 2017 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 783
Views: 115298

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Updates: 1. The supersonic tanks and the 800 ltr tanks are coming up for various tests by the end of the year before actual flight testing. 2. The lowest speed for LCA Mk1 is below the 120 knots that has been put up on that chart. They are regularly flying below that number now. Don't ask further, ...
by tsarkar
10 Sep 2017 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236578

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Even for Cars or bikes, the OEMs give the first prototypes to professional frelance testers who basically take the vehicle to every terrain possible and they use it as they would if it was a mature bike without caring too much for service intervals or too much pampering of the vehicle or driving to...
by tsarkar
08 Sep 2017 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 77330

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The conjecture is that navy's resolve to stand behind NLCA was diluted by the bad blood. LCA Navy isnt only the Navy's project - ADA & MoD are equal stakeholders. The decision was joint - as clearly described. The organization's resolve is collective - a Rear Admiral or Commodore cannot decide ...
by tsarkar
08 Sep 2017 19:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 77330

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Bharat Karnad's edit: [ ERRATA — My Wrong. Rear Admiral Ahuja is a certified test pilot, cleared for catobar flying from carrier deck, and among the first to operate the MiG-29Ks, as well as a number of other combat aircraft and even transport planes. This was a grievous error on my part of not res...
by tsarkar
08 Sep 2017 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 667
Views: 77330

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

EXCLUSIVE : Indian Navy Officers Scotch Talk Of ‘Bad-Blood’ Killing LCA Navy https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/09/exclusive-indian-navy-officers-strafe-bad-blood-on-lca-navy.html I read this in the car on my phone. I didn't think it scotched anything. Waste of time. It did explain in detail the ...
by tsarkar
06 Sep 2017 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1330
Views: 236578

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Someone please enlighten me - do we have any ongoing efforts on making our own CCM..?? If not why not...? At least I never seen any. What is stopping us from making a CCM, however primitive it might be in first iteration. My take - 1. CCAAM requires higher Pk than BVRAAM because enemy is much close...
by tsarkar
04 Sep 2017 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2672
Views: 249100

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIoV-G7UIAAz9N_.jpg Since the thread needs some colour in between occasionally, here's a snap of Coast Guard Dhruv rescuing fishermen off Gujarat during the low pressure depression that hit Bombay & South Gujarat. The helicopter is some distance away to avoid rotor w...

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