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by tsarkar
01 Mar 2020 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 705570

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

First truck mounted AK-630 is now ready for Army trials. Can be used to target Drones, Mortar and Artillery shells from a distance of 5 kms. https://twitter.com/I30mki/status/1230568579621257218?s=20 ---> OFB designed Air Defence Gun! Ugly, but good if it works as AK-630 is locally produced by OFB....
by tsarkar
01 Mar 2020 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 705570

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^^^ what will be the illumination radar ADFCR https://www.drdo.gov.in/air-defence-fire-control-radar Air Defence Fire Control Radar (ADFCR) in conjunction with Anti-Aircraft Guns forms a Ground Based Air Defence system whose main purpose is effective point defence against air threats at short and...
by tsarkar
01 Mar 2020 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 961
Views: 228309

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Weapons grade gmti has been exhibited on other plataforms. Which platform? Need to be specific here. The difference between us and Pakistanis/Chinese is that we blow our trumpet with tangible stuff while they blow their trumpets with photoshopped stuff. I personally would be very diligent to ensure...
by tsarkar
01 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 961
Views: 228309

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Karan, You have posted in a round about way the premise I made in the first place. The entire discussion started on whether indigenously developed ground mapping radar capability existed in the first place. You & Prasad said yes, and as supporting evidence Prasad submitted DDR twitter post stati...
by tsarkar
25 Feb 2020 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234971

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

And I seriously wish you would read my post's speculative nature before coming up with such authoritative non-explanations as DRDO's jealousy etc Not even DRDO (never the favorite child of Indian governments, based on past ginormous funding of programs) get to spend 100s of crores on two experiment...
by tsarkar
21 Feb 2020 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234971

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The cool thing about ATAGS is it future-proofed itself with a bigger chamber. The Bofors 52 had a 25 liters chamber volume since atleast 15 years ago. So did many others. https://www.armyrecognition.com/united_kingdom_british_light_heavy_weapons_army_uk/fh77_b05_l52_towed_howitzer_bae_systems_data_...
by tsarkar
21 Feb 2020 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 234971

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The Bharat Forge version of ATAGS has some resemblance to the visible portions of ATHOS' major subsystems. No. Both have different development agencies and teams. I seriously wish we get over the tendency of "A looks like B, so B technologies must have been used". Judging by looks is horr...
by tsarkar
21 Feb 2020 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27215

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

All services - IAF, IN, IA, ICG, BSF, ITBP, CRPF and CISF need huge number of helicopters. The CAPFs are spending a lot on leasing private choppers often owned and flown by ex-service pilots. The helicopter is like the Jeep of WW2. Its needed in huge numbers.
by tsarkar
21 Feb 2020 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27215

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Even if every corvette, frigate, destroyer in the fleet is capable of carrying 2 MH-60R's (which I do not believe is the case) All ships since old INS Taragiri and Vindhyagiri, including Kukhri & Kora class and ICG OPV have Seaking sized aviation facilities. The Seaking was also from Sikorsky a...
by tsarkar
19 Feb 2020 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27215

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SandeepUnnithan/status/1230119700916404224 ----> CCS (Cabinet Committee on Security) clears MH-60 Romeo MRH. Re-up of my report last April on why it’s needed. ASW boost for Indian Navy. Can work with P-8I. Navy looking to buy helicopters already built for US Navy to speed delive...
by tsarkar
19 Feb 2020 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27215

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

kit wrote:Yes, correct so when we say the Poseidon in context to the IN, it's capabilities are not exactly similar to a Poseidon in USN service.

USN P-8A Poseidon
IN P-8I Neptune
Quite different aircraft
by tsarkar
19 Feb 2020 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653252

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

trying to make a profit on a full item that they bought is not welcome. Again we dont know how much of this is true Yes, this is a well known PSU tactic, but to be fair, they're often burdened with unnecessary staff & workers when Central/State Govt want to fulfill job creation electoral promis...
by tsarkar
19 Feb 2020 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 27215

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Is this real? Yes this is real. The modifications for the Export variant for India involved downgrading of certain capabilities unique to US system (and partners), and additions of other capabilities specified by the Indian Navy (and not found on USN systems). And still "much" better than...
by tsarkar
17 Feb 2020 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653252

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

HAL to provide IAF with 83 Tejas fighters in Rs 39k cr deal This year long or more duration bureaucratic financial wrangling between MoD IAF and MoD HAL is absolutely unnecessary in today's time. This is a prime area for PM & RM to set right. There is no right or wrong here. HAL makes early inv...
by tsarkar
10 Feb 2020 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328206

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Mounting that radar on JF-17 would me like mounting an AWACS radar on a Maruti 800 :rotfl:

Power, cooling, weight, solved by Djinn technology.
by tsarkar
07 Feb 2020 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Indranil wrote:LUH has attained IOC!!!

What is remaining for FOC? Its a utility helicopter, so no weapons trials. I always thought LUH and LCH will directly move to FOC.
by tsarkar
07 Feb 2020 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710297

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

kit wrote:For extended range anti ship missiles , the issue *still* would be tracking, what sensor sources with IN can possibly do that ?

CARTOSAT, RISAT, P-8A, Do-228, Heron, Tapas
by tsarkar
07 Feb 2020 20:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1151
Views: 328206

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Khalsa wrote:^^^^A normal road accident. Nothing else.

Karma is a great equaliser given the way he denigrated Indian Pilots/Engineers wherever an accidental air crash happened in India.
by tsarkar
03 Feb 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710297

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Per the interview you linked to at..... That sentence seems to be a bit of Taqqia to conceal the fact its being run by PMO. ATV budget allocation went into thousands of crores and none of it reflected under DRDO, BARC or IN budget. It came straight from PMO. Infact the budget would be comparable to...
by tsarkar
03 Feb 2020 13:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mazagon+Dock+Shipbuilders+Limited/@18.9674735,72.8499575,438m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x50eae42c740aa80c!8m2!3d18.9670056!4d72.8479262 Guys looks like google maps are updated, there's P-17A right next to Vizag class. There's one ship in the richie dock, can som...
by tsarkar
03 Feb 2020 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO 2020
Replies: 291
Views: 25728

Re: DEFEXPO 2020

Those attending please take photos of all the infoboards and graphics. They contain a whole lot of information.
by tsarkar
01 Feb 2020 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653252

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

So, it finally appears that a fighter originally designed as a replacement for Mig-21, is equivalent to Jaguar + Mirage 2000 .Truly multirole. I known, Right? Cannot believe how stupid it was of all those idiots calling this plane a 'three legged cheetah' and what not, when in fact they are the hal...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2020 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710297

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Steer by embedding officers, and deputing folks etc fine. The same way Army "steered" Prithvi development when Maj Gen Sundaram was at DRDL. But there is no way any SLBM can be developed without RCI or even ASL whose staff would contribute to such a program. https://www.livefistdefence.co...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2020 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710297

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Read his interview here - https://www.indiastrategic.in/topstories469.htm My ATV team was also allowed to conceive and steer the underwater missile which is an achievement we will be proud of when it is operational. The entire SLBM development was independent of the Agni that was done by ASL & R...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2020 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710297

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

ramana wrote:I forgot what did B stand for in B-05 missile ?


Vice Admiral P C Bhasin, former DG, ATV project & Special Secretary, PMO

He was also former Chief of Material at Indian Navy (headed Logistics Cadre).
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1541
Views: 290407

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Seems rather strange to me..how the heck will B'desh be able to afford any worthwhile numbers of Apaches? Even India can barely afford 2-3 dozen of the AH-64Es. The Bangladesh economy is doing phenomenally well under the Sheik Hasina Govt. Many Indian businesses are investing there. My company is s...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2020 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4150
Views: 705570

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I can also never forget one particular cover in 1987 by India Today that showed an Indian platoon ambushed and wiped out in some Lankan street, with the bodies of our soldiers lying about. Unforgettable, traumatic even. You may find it in the archives. That was Nov 87. Brought back the memories of ...
by tsarkar
31 Jan 2020 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2260
Views: 653252

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

As a strike platform, it had the best scores at Exercise Gagan Shakti, as per AM Nambiar in an article. Saurav Jha had also mentioned this on Twitter Twitter link They have swept everything since then. Why do you think IAF is ready to let the Jaguars slip away with just the Darin III updates? Mk1 c...
by tsarkar
28 Jan 2020 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3777
Views: 647760

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The citation is extremely poorly drafted. "advanced fourth generation...JF-17" :roll: This reads like giving a certificate to the Pakistanis. It is sad we have poets in Ministry of Defence rather than bureaucrats with proper understanding of military matters. "enemy's immense numerica...
by tsarkar
27 Jan 2020 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5219
Views: 1050121

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Good to read your posts, Maitya, keep them coming.

With Missile Development and Fighter Development becoming Business as Usual with multiple simultaneous projects, I wish GoI takes up fighter engine development as the next frontier to conquer.
by tsarkar
23 Jan 2020 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

raghuk wrote:
tsarkar wrote:
Raghu, if not confidential, can you share if Automatic Rotor Folding is in the works for ALH? Also, if a naval role oriented transmission is in the works?

NMRH will have automatic blade and tail boom folding

Thanks!

Is the issue more about fitting the equipment in a small helicopter like Dhruv?
by tsarkar
23 Jan 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 710297

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

sudeepj wrote:The K4 launch

That is an old K15 video. The missile is too thin to be K4.

Cavitation cap is a more efficient way of underwater launch than brute force rocket. SDRE's do it subtly.
by tsarkar
23 Jan 2020 09:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

As i said ALH can fold only 3 of it's blades.. NOT the 4th one. It is no use able to fold only 3. It is actually a waste of resources trying to create another heli maker in India. The NUH should be brought off the shelf, if HAL cannot fold the 4th blade. You're wrong. ALH can fold all 4 blades but ...
by tsarkar
21 Jan 2020 05:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607162

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

Do we have confirmation of the 12 order - i don't think it has actually been signed yet. How Sukhoi-30 fighter jets will help check Chinese footprint in Indian Ocean. 1. The IAF has contracted 272 Su-30 MKI fighter planes out of which nearly 260 have been delivered. The remaining 12 jets will be de...
by tsarkar
21 Jan 2020 04:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3522
Views: 607162

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

SB-227 for No.222 squadron. So clearly one of the later builds, but not a brand new one; possibly a MKI that was pulled out of another squadron and upgraded to carry the Brahmos-A. What is the last registration number seen on a Su-30MKI so far? Given that nearly all of the Su-30MKIs have been manuf...
by tsarkar
18 Jan 2020 04:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

No. The transmission for high altitude performance is detrimental for sea level performance where the helicopter will mostly operate rescuing people dropping supplies dropping & extracting MARCOS deploying dipping sonar. Sir, it has been already discussed where a derated engine which can provid...
by tsarkar
17 Jan 2020 10:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

sajaym wrote:Adding a auto folding rotor is no easy task. It'll definitely increase the weight by another 500 kg

How did you get this number?
by tsarkar
17 Jan 2020 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4616
Views: 848406

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

2. The transmission for high altitude performance make ALH's hover performance better. It has been discussed on the forum before. No. The transmission for high altitude performance is detrimental for sea level performance where the helicopter will mostly operate rescuing people dropping supplies dr...
by tsarkar
16 Jan 2020 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

lets not go overboard with MFSTAR tech, the SAMPSON on board the RN is currently one of the most capable, with RN crowing about its prowess as better than the AEGIS. Besides with the tech progressing at the rate as it is in half a decade, it will be surpassed by AEGIS and SPY 6 radars coming to Aus...
by tsarkar
16 Jan 2020 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2625
Views: 610521

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karthik S wrote:tsarkar sir, can desi MF STAR be developed from LRTR ?

Yes it can from Revati and reusing algorithms from other programs. But LRDE has too many programs in hand already.

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