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by tsarkar
19 Jun 2018 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317452

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Good Points, Supratik, the BJP wasted the mandate from Ladakh and Jammu by not promoting agenda from these regions while in Government and people from these regions are terribly upset. It is precisely a demographic colonisation by rapidly procreating Kashmiri Muslims. Ladakh is witnessing encroachme...
by tsarkar
14 Jun 2018 13:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1839
Views: 308230

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

I did not know that the Mig-27s could carry these. Good! Added in UPG upgrade The Sukhoi Su-30 has replaced its OFAB bomb load with more capable OFB 1000 lbs ones https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfU8eWrVQAA83yh.jpg http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galleries/Weapons/ASM/1000lb+Bomb.jpg.html In that pho...
by tsarkar
14 Jun 2018 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228113

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

In the sheer amount of sensors and the energy that is sent out through those sensors, PAKFA is second to none. On paper. As design specs. And as we discovered in the LCA Tejas Saga, there is huge gap between Design Specs in 1993 and Achieved Specs in IOC-1 in 2011, IOC-2 in 2013 & FOC in 2018. ...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2018 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295455

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

x post from the Navy thread Everyone keeps talking about foreign influence on Indian design, so let me point out an indelible Indian influence on foreign design. For LCA Navy, we went with a two seater design with the rear cockpit used for avionics & possibly additional fuel. The same design ele...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2018 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Everyone keeps talking about foreign influence on Indian design, so let me point out an indelible Indian influence on foreign design. For LCA Navy, we went with a two seater design with the rear cockpit used for avionics & possibly additional fuel. The same design element was used for MiG-29K an...
by tsarkar
07 Jun 2018 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ Indeed Sir!

Kavach Chaff launchers onboard INS Kulish
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And a beautiful photo of a partnership before CAATSA
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by tsarkar
04 Jun 2018 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Aircraft Carrier Elevators can always be custom built. MacTaggart Scott built the old INS Vikrant elevators and more recently supplied for HMS Queen Elizabeth carriers. http://www.mactag.com/86_DefenceProducts.html http://www.mactag.com/cms/files/sdi_case_study.pdf One recent major contract was the ...
by tsarkar
04 Jun 2018 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Filipov, corvettes are “green” water meaning littoral or coastal. Ze “brown” water which means rivers, basins and estuarine mouths. Blue water we all know to be open ocean vessels. The Saryu and Type 056 are green water vessels not brown, Comrade. Arent the waters of the Indian Ocean or Atlantic gr...
by tsarkar
01 Jun 2018 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3980
Views: 703168

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

jaysimha wrote:will post when i get it. It will be my pleasure to share.

Jaysimha - can you post the original PIB links of the hi-resolution photos?
by tsarkar
31 May 2018 23:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3980
Views: 703168

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Pratyush wrote:I see potential for MRSAM as well.as triple pulse missile.

What is a triple pulse missile?
by tsarkar
31 May 2018 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3980
Views: 703168

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That missile is an AAM, not a SAM by any stretch of imagination. The IAF's quest for AAMs is scorching - SFDR, then Astra for Su-30, iDerby-ER for Tejas Mk1/A, Meteor & MICA for Rafale, MICA for Mirage 2000I and ASRAAM for Jaguar & possibly Hawk. Bit OT, is there any image/video of Ramjet AA...
by tsarkar
25 May 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295455

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

No. They will be Mk1As, with whatever inner changes planned, and whatever LRUs that are ready to go. The new ones will be phased in as and when they materialize. Yes, there will be some amount of "bolt it on where space is available" kind of integration for the new things, but that is OK....
by tsarkar
22 May 2018 13:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 416213

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

HAL keen to supply Navy with light utility helicopters. Well done HAL. Especially since none of the international contenders are naval helicopters. What are the crashworthy features of ALH that we often read about ? From Dhruv certification by CEMILAC https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfocus/2010...
by tsarkar
22 May 2018 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3980
Views: 703168

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I am bit confused about the bolded part. Isn't AKASH's guidance completely RF based, radar (obviously) and the new seeker both...? How does cold sky plays role in detection for AKASH...? Akash has CLOS guidance for the initial IAF and IA orders. For the next set of orders, where IA, also a Spyder u...
by tsarkar
21 May 2018 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1347
Views: 155646

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

The only reason IN didnt pursue with Kashtan is because it wanted fleet wide standardisation of AK-630 and Barak-1 Sam as the latter was modular and former was built by ofb and lic made in india What is the source of your assumption? FWIW, Kashtan was chosen for Type 17 but dropped because of its p...
by tsarkar
19 May 2018 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2081
Views: 317452

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Every Indian Government has been extremely unfair to Jammu and Ladakh while pandering to the Kashmiris and Pakistanis. The Pakistanis demand Buddhist majority Ladakh and Hindu majority Jammu in addition to Kashmir. And while Indians can't buy land in J&K, Rohingyas are settling with impunity aid...
by tsarkar
19 May 2018 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295455

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

The quest for political control of the program isnt helping. Mk1A is run by HAL AR&DC while MK1 and Mk2 are run by ADA. HAL needs to have a block based approach for new IAF changes. Let half of 83 Mk1A be built to original Mk1A standards and the remaining to new Mk1A standards like mission compu...
by tsarkar
18 May 2018 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248659

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

BTW has N036 has even been offered for the upgrade?

The present proposal is just to keep the Nashik line going.

A better option would be converting it to Tejas @ 16 per annum. That way Bangalore and Nashik can add two squadrons per year with production moving to Mk2, AMCA over time.
by tsarkar
18 May 2018 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248659

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

There was no completion for Darin III and lca for 2052. No one was willing to offer us aesa. We shopped and shopped, mother Russia did not have, us wont let the Israelis. Then Rafael happen and we had the Aesa. Israelis were now free to offer, they put a wiered condition. Two types of plane should ...
by tsarkar
18 May 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248659

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

What guarantee do we have that the EL 2052 is up to the mark compared to say, the NO 36? How many fighters are equipped with it worldwide? It has won two pretty stringent Indian competitions - the Jaguar DARIN3 and Tejas Mk1A. The Tejas Mk1A AESA RFP was sent to ROE who didn't put NO36 in the compe...
by tsarkar
17 May 2018 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295455

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

Typical missile kill ranges from a Pakistani site of all places http://www.pafwallpapers.com/kill_illustrations.htm The Pakistanis have done a very factual job in describing maneuvers and presenting air data. At 3.4 miles from the target, while flying at an altitude of 21,500 ft on a heading 0f 280 ...
by tsarkar
17 May 2018 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295455

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

Ummm, do fighter planes physically shove each other for air superiority like Sumo Wrestlers shoving each other? In that case FOV will be limited....If they engage at 500 meters separation, there is no effect of shadow either in look up or look down mode. Tsarkarji I'm not sure about your sumo wrest...
by tsarkar
17 May 2018 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295455

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

does litening even have an a-2-a mode? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/rafael39s-litening-pod-to-gain-air-to-air-capability-408161/ The next generation of Rafael’s Litening targeting pod will be able to operate in an air-to-air mode, helping to identify targets that have been previously ...
by tsarkar
17 May 2018 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1518
Views: 295455

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

How far will fuselage mounted pods help in a2a combat considering their fov will be limited? Just wondering... Ummm, do fighter planes physically shove each other for air superiority like Sumo Wrestlers shoving each other? In that case FOV will be limited. But if they keep a separation of 500 meter...
by tsarkar
17 May 2018 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248659

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

Here's my take on Su-30MKI upgrade and a comparison with Rafale. We've integrated Litening, Ehud ACMI and Elta 8222 with Su-30MKI, so there are no Russian veto on adding any third party systems. Only OEM refuses to support incase of any issues, that anyways we deal with ourselves like BrahMos integr...
by tsarkar
15 May 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248659

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

How long would it have taken HAL to upgrade 40 aircraft to carry Brahmos? And, how long will take it to deliver 40 new ones if the order was placed today? HAL is taking a short cut. If it had upgraded 40 then it would have all the skills/tooling to upgrade even more. Now, HAL is putting a cap on ho...
by tsarkar
15 May 2018 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2627
Views: 248659

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

HAL officials say they wanted to be the lead agency, but Sukhoi has indicated it wants a 50 per cent share in this lucrative contract to upgrade the fighter’s avionics, including radar, glass cockpit displays, electronic warfare systems, warning systems and jammers. This is stupid. Since the upgrad...
by tsarkar
15 May 2018 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pipavav went with an OPV design from Severnoye Design Bureau and serious design deficiencies were discovered late in build. The rectification in a fixed price contract is killing Pipavav/Reliance ADAG. Severnoye's design was dropped quite early. By late 2013 they had moved to a design from Alion Sc...
by tsarkar
15 May 2018 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Pipavav went with an OPV design from Severnoye Design Bureau and serious design deficiencies were discovered late in build. The rectification in a fixed price contract is killing Pipavav/Reliance ADAG. Sadly Indian Naval Directorate of Naval Design, while providing designs to MDL & GRSE yards fo...
by tsarkar
12 May 2018 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Firepower onboard INS Sumedha. Oto 76/62 forward. Two NSV machine guns on the bridge with gun shield of one more. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc198RbUQAAxlgK.jpg In the rear AK-630 and gun shield of one more NSV https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc19-o6VAAAzklq.jpg An MMG in the rear gun shield https://pb...
by tsarkar
12 May 2018 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3451
Views: 416213

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

If you brighten that dark image of the helo from the back you can see that the left skid has sunk into soft earth. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dchfq9qXUAElVZ6.jpg The left skid is broken and resting next to the rear MAWS. But it'll be a minor repair. Major concern is whether electronics like Compas...
by tsarkar
09 May 2018 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 633955

Re: Small Arms Thread

Tsarkar and Thakur_B do you have any opinions on milled Vs stamped receivers? Milled receivers (SLR) have much smoother action but are heavy, require disciplined cleaning and precision machinery to manufacture, hence expensive. Stamped receivers (AK & INSAS) dont have smooth action but tolerant...
by tsarkar
09 May 2018 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 74938

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

For LGB you would need a pod or designated by 2nd aircraft to lase the target , I dont think you can do that with FLIR , Reason why we carry lightening pod too , Even Mirages in Kargil used Lightening pod to designate its target with LGB Of course no one designates with a FLIR. It is used to spot t...
by tsarkar
08 May 2018 13:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 633955

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^ Both RFI and RFT are offering AKMs independent of each other and both have got decent orders for the same. RFI has orders from CRPF for ghatak and RFT has orders from police forces for TAR. Edit: It is my guesstimate, but RFK might be behind the AK 103 push to keep their assembly lines working. ...
by tsarkar
08 May 2018 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 74938

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

JF-17 spotted with Aselsan Aselpod LDP. The Bandar will get a dedicated LDP station under the starboard intake only with Block III. So whether there are a 100 JF-17s in service or not is immaterial, they cannot self designate their targets, which explains why one only sees them with dumb bombs. See...
by tsarkar
08 May 2018 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2343
Views: 378578

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

@TSarkar: I agree in general, we should not use Indian money for foreign companies to build/mature their wares, but is there another time and risk mitigation option to the PAK-FA minus ceding strategic space or downgrading of our capabilities vs the PLAAF? This post is for those who're concerned ab...
by tsarkar
08 May 2018 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2526
Views: 228113

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

ShauryaT wrote:@TSarkar: I agree in general, we should not use Indian money for foreign companies to build/mature their wares, but is there another time and risk mitigation option to the PAK-FA minus ceding strategic space or downgrading of our capabilities vs the PLAAF?

Responded in Chinese military thread.
by tsarkar
08 May 2018 12:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Should fit well on Delhi class BrahMos canister is twice as large as Uran, so it wont fit on Delhi Class. Curious about the high angle of incidence of the L&T Brahmos launcher compared to the Rajput ones also built by L&T. The high incidence makes it impossible to retrofit Delhi class witho...
by tsarkar
08 May 2018 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4719
Views: 716858

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

1. Are RD-33K and Kaveri-Snecma engines interchangeable i.e. they can be swapped around without needing to modify engine intakes and diameter of the engine slot? No studies have been done to that effect. 2. Does Mig-35 even have a carrier/naval variant? Its an exact copy of Indian funded MiG-29K mi...

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