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by tsarkar
09 Aug 2018 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Haridas ji, no offense meant. The geriatric lady is sitting on a comfortable sofa while BrahMos CEO is sitting in his office chair. Even during gallantry awards investiture ceremony, the President's ceremonial chair at Ashoka Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan is on the podium and higher than the recipient ...
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2018 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

John wrote:I am only seeing one Ak-630? Do a need a better resolution to confirm it, your thoughts?

All four there, the pollution haze combined with paint scheme blurring the outlines.
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2018 12:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

ks_sachin wrote:
Philip wrote:Back from the boondocks.[/b]Posted on August 2, 2018
We missed you...

We all love Philip as a friend but Hindi Roosi Bhai Bhai passed away with Raj Kapoor :D
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2018 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Vindicated! No The CAG report is unfactual. It castigates IN for not buying Mk82 bombs which in reality is not required for ASW mission. India has ordered Mk54 torpedoes http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/india-mk-54-lightweight-torpedoes but the long term goal is to qualify similar indigenous TA...
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2018 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

And a forwarded photo of a White Tiger with a Lamborghini this weekend https://flic.kr/p/28x8G3R

Video of Lamborghini racing a White Tiger https://flic.kr/p/29QQrkE
by tsarkar
08 Aug 2018 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A photo I took of Kolkata class destroyer with Seaking. Probably the first published photo with Seaking Mk42B onboard https://flic.kr/p/Lae2Ye
by tsarkar
06 Aug 2018 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

The decade from now till 2028 will be momentous for Indian Aviation. Will IAF replicate the Navy's success or will they commit infanticide in favor of imports? The IAF Air Marshal will need to have a tenure beyond 2-3 years and more long term.
by tsarkar
06 Aug 2018 11:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 884
Views: 138861

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

What is the significance of painting a symbol that looks like a target on once’s own assets. A round symbol looks the same from any aspect and any angle making recognition easier during dogfights with planes maneuvering like crazy and incorrect identification having fatal consequences. A lot of ope...
by tsarkar
04 Aug 2018 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

In business, there is something called a trade off analysis. What is the point at which max benefits are accrued from multiple parameters. I'll re-ask my Maruti Alto question - at how many production units will the cost of Maruti Alto become zero? For IAF, the benefits of economies of scale by stan...
by tsarkar
04 Aug 2018 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Indranil wrote:This is not the first time that AAD was fired from a canister. This is at least the third.

And probably the second flight trial of the missile redesigned with strakes
by tsarkar
04 Aug 2018 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Noob question, but can the AAD be used as a long range SAM? No it can't. AAD has skid to turn manoeuvering using thrust vectoring effective against missiles but not effective against aircraft for which one needs a bank to turn missile with actuated control surfaces like LRSAM. AAD will quickly lose...
by tsarkar
02 Aug 2018 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Though of course they do develop specific systems for specific needs. That is the actual reason. For example, use Iron Dome to take out air dropped bombs rather than use a more expensive Barak-8 or Derby/Python. Despite brochure claims, there is no omnipotent system. Which is why in an Indian Army ...
by tsarkar
02 Aug 2018 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The Israeli s have standardized on python/derby/spyder for their tactical SAM. ( same family I believe). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David%27s_Sling It will form one level of Israel's future multi-tiered missile defense system that Israel is developing, which will also include Arrow 2, Arrow 3, I...
by tsarkar
02 Aug 2018 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

You cannot blindly standardise on one capability, as a emerging tech can made the asset absolete suddenly. Specially when these are imported assets. Correct. We faced the block obsolescence problem with the MiG-21 manufactured from 1968 to 1984. In the 90s we found 60-70% of the fleet obsolete. A m...
by tsarkar
02 Aug 2018 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274246

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

The Defence Minister said that the RMAF had 18 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30MKM and ten MiG-29 jetfighters. "Only four of the Sukhois are able to fly well," he said, adding that the remaining 14 are under repair. As I keep remarking, the Russians have profitably achieved global disarmament. T...
by tsarkar
01 Aug 2018 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Add to that the advantages of simplified training, spare parts management, and consumables management. Reduces cost. I keep reading the words simplified training, spare parts management, and consumables management when I know from practical experience that none of them have any impact on a multi eq...
by tsarkar
01 Aug 2018 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The common benefits are Lets examine them in detail. Lets use 3 samples - Su-30, Rafale & LCA - in each category of light, medium & heavy. Lets examine if there are benefits of standardization. training needs are simpler How? If a pilot fresh out of AFA needs 60 days to become proficient in...
by tsarkar
01 Aug 2018 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

HAL will be the actual saviour of the Tejas program. ADA doesn't have the political clout to contest IAF ECRs and being an R&D organisation doesn't have a stake in production. HAL has a highly unionised workforce that has to be given orders. No political leader can ignore it. HAL also has the cl...
by tsarkar
01 Aug 2018 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

Is this due to lack of good candidates applying or just due to govt rules on recruitement tying their hands? I thing there is no lack of talent in India, I think It is the complicated recruitment process and red-tapism. There is a Good Aeronautical engineer who works in IT sector who i personally k...
by tsarkar
01 Aug 2018 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

kit wrote:Not so good.. if something can go wrong ..there are more chances

Kindly amplify and substantiate.
by tsarkar
01 Aug 2018 11:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It has been a deliberate strategy to buy multiple systems for two reasons.. Twisting indian misry to see it as indian mastery, or make lemonade when lemons are in plenty. The realist will see the real situation. Even when we purchased only from Russia, we purchased Kub, Osa, Strela 10 and Tunkuska ...
by tsarkar
31 Jul 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4240
Views: 774999

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It has been a deliberate strategy to buy multiple systems for two reasons. A. Make enemy countermeasures difficult. Imagine the plight of Pakistani/Chinese planners. They'll have to cater to 1. Rafale with RBE radar and Meteor, MICA RF & MICA IR missiles 2. Tejas with Elta 2052 and I-DerbyER, R-...
by tsarkar
29 Jul 2018 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

1) I am assuming the trainers will have a serial number of KH-T-20XX as in PV-5 and PV-6, which have the serial numbers of KH-T-2009 and KH-T-2010 respectively. Since I am unaware of the actual serial number, I have just left the last two numbers as XX. Now if my assumption is wrong, please do advi...
by tsarkar
29 Jul 2018 00:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The Chinook is the second helicopter after Seaking capable of water landing without floats
by tsarkar
29 Jul 2018 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Pls join in the naamkaran samaroh : https://twitter.com/VishalJolapara/status/1022864299868540929 IAF stopped naming foreign equipment. Su-30MKI, C-17, C-130, don't have Indian names. Was silly anyways renaming an already named equipment. IN never had Indian names for Islander, Dornier, Kamov, Sea ...
by tsarkar
29 Jul 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

For our P-8I and C-130J, we using BEL and Israeli datalink and communication equipment. No US communication equipment is used, so no need to sign COMCASA
by tsarkar
26 Jul 2018 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

the redut-poliment now going into kuznetsov and some smaller ships also has active radar homing 9m96 https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/05/06/poliment-redut-russian-ships-get-formidable-unique-air-defense-shield.html Can you share any reports of firing trials of any of those systems from a...
by tsarkar
26 Jul 2018 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48160

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Our platforms are late and few but very state of the art. US, UK, Russian & Chinese dont have an active homing LRSAM. All their long range SAMs are SARH. Only UK/France/Italy have comparable but expensive Aster. Other than the Russians and possibly Chinese, none have supersonic land attack missi...
by tsarkar
25 Jul 2018 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

They did the same for Naval Dhruv Naval Dhruv had a different issue. It was positioned as a Seaking replacement and obviously could not accommodate all that equipment. What can be done is have versions of Dhruv like Seahawk - 1. Training, Utility, Transport & SAR - current version of INAS 322. ...
by tsarkar
24 Jul 2018 01:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1021421222851203073 So the real reason for LCA Navy not flying is not because the program was stopped but for integration of tailhook. I hope they've reduced the weight of the tailhook assembly as well. Looks like a combat kitted machine with live R-73E an...
by tsarkar
22 Jul 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

3. VVIP helicopters don't work like chartered planes. They spend a lot of time on the ground. For corporations, possibly. For State Governments, they work as much as military choppers. For example while inspecting flood hit districts, they fly into rough weather. Andhra Pradesh CM YS Rajasekhara Re...
by tsarkar
19 Jul 2018 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Most IAF Mi-17 have this cabin mounted MMG
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dhohth3V4AA5gBW.jpg
by tsarkar
19 Jul 2018 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3564
Views: 445577

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why dont State Gov buy Dhruv Because Dhruv is not FAA and EASA certified. Exactly. GOI should make sure that HAL does a proper ToT of the civilian Dhruv to a private player and all state and national agencies buy Dhruv when they have to look into this category. ToT wont help in certification, that ...
by tsarkar
16 Jul 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

LCA cost more most likely because all the fixed costs are amortized into the 83 units. Ask HAL for 284 units and see the price fall!! For Project 17, 28 & 71, MDL, GRSE and CSL respectively were given modernisation packages for modular construction infrastructure including new Goliath cranes. T...
by tsarkar
15 Jul 2018 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1915
Views: 331108

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

Dear Abhibhushan Sir, It's always a pleasure reading your posts here. I had a humble request - if you could kindly post on what went wrong with the Marut program and why couldn't we evolve it further to build our R&D and manufacturing base. You were there from genesis to ultimate scrapping of th...
by tsarkar
12 Jul 2018 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3038
Views: 372066

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Is there any good write up on the Tulung La inciddent in 1975 where 4 RR soldiers were killed by the Chinese? Assam Rifles, not Rashtriya Rifles that was not in existence in the 70's https://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1975NEWDE14671_b.html Tulung La is where Dalai Lama crossed over from Tibet t...
by tsarkar
11 Jul 2018 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 107713

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

pankajs wrote:Do they have the IP for Scorpene or are they pitching a mod U-209? What do ya folks think?

Irrespective of whether they do or dont or are a front for French & Germans, this will be a great fingering of the Dragon on its supply to Pakistan.
by tsarkar
11 Jul 2018 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

Means nothing for the squadron. They can't 'ride the cycle and pick up the spare part' from the ancillary unit so to speak. No it means a lot for the ancillary industries to have access to real world flying specimens so they can refine the components and sub-assemblies. "Military Industrial Co...
by tsarkar
09 Jul 2018 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2043
Views: 406255

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

Google aerial photo shows 3 such hangars... wonder what's the plan here, production? From the article above.... The new hangars that have come up can accommodate 40-60 Tejas fighters at any given point of time. Sulur also houses 5 BRD that could hypothetically take up refit work of Tejas in future....

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