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by tsarkar
11 Oct 2018 13:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 373286

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: 2648
Views: 533541

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: 4226
Views: 373286

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: 2648
Views: 533541

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: 2058
Views: 232812

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: 2648
Views: 533541

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: 2648
Views: 533541

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: 159702

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: 2648
Views: 533541

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: 2648
Views: 533541

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: 159702

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: 159702

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: 159702

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: 2648
Views: 533541

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: 4226
Views: 373286

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: 2058
Views: 232812

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: 4728
Views: 882768

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: 4235
Views: 685887

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: 3649
Views: 472908

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: 4235
Views: 685887

Re: Small Arms Thread

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IN Sniper Rifle
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2018 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

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: 3492
Views: 352726

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: 3492
Views: 352726

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...
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2018 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3649
Views: 472908

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Continuing the discussion from Armoured thread - The other remarkable development I was told is that Attack Helicopters offer better firepower, mobility and protection via MAWS/DIRCM/CMDS and enhanced agility. Which is why IA is desperate for Apaches and is soaking up Rudras while LCH production ram...
by tsarkar
26 Sep 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

TSarkar, you are repeating the very point I am making and mixing up cause and effect. 1. If INVAR was such an ideal solution, what is the need for this new ATGM replacement? Requirement of longer range to meet upcoming threats. Presently missiles like Spike LR/MR have ranges around 8 km. INVAR has ...
by tsarkar
24 Sep 2018 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 84214

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

the french do have a scientific outpost there in kerguelen islands which they conveniently grabbed. And the french patrol/scientific vessel 'Osiris' is apparently a grabbed Somalian pirate mother ship. Don't know who the somalians grabbed it from... Source - Sandeep Unnithan on twitter It was Seych...
by tsarkar
24 Sep 2018 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 84214

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Abhilash Tomy rescued by French Fisheries Patrol Vessel Osiris that is now proceeding to rescue Irishman Gregor MaGuckin. Special effort by P8I 323 that flew from Arakonnam staging via Mauritius to Abhilash's location.
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2018 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

India ordered INVAR precisely because our T-90S have the obsolete BM-42/Mango APFSDS with limited L:d ratio and propellant size limitations (autoloader size challenge) which will fail against heavily armored MBTs like the T-80UD, we basically bought tanks on the cheap and were forced to purchase go...
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2018 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

^ Tsarkar sir, isn't the Invar a guided missile (laser beam riding, controlled by the tank gunner)... needing guidance till impact.. thereby meaning that it is also LOS dependent. Or was that only limited to the older gen versions? INVAR missile is indeed laser beam riding but the laser designation...
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2018 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The cost of each missile is so much that a few loadouts will beggar any army. They have far more handling restrictions and its one thing for large platforms and bases to carefully manage them. Tanks which perforce have to be rugged and manage with minimal support..its easy to see why APFSDS remains...
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2018 00:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Tsarkar-ji, if you take out the armor and the main gun, it is a missile carrier - no longer a tank. It too has an important role in th future, but it does not replace a tank. ParGha Ji, you have missile armed destroyers and frigates rather than gun and armoured Yamato and Iowa class battleships. Th...
by tsarkar
18 Sep 2018 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Active protection system against tank rounds? That would be some technology! IBD Deisenroth Engineering has developed an APS with Dense Inert Metal Explosives to take out rod penetrators. Apparently so does Iron Fist https://www.wired.com/2009/01/mystery-weapon/ The Israeli "Iron Fist" in...
by tsarkar
17 Sep 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3492
Views: 352726

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

A thought in my mind since a long time. If we can have a single (or maximum twin) seat aircraft can't we have single / twin manned tank with say automatic loader ? Why Not ? That indeed is the way of the future. An armoured vehicle with a crew of 2-3 minus armour minus gun but with a 30-40 missile ...
by tsarkar
12 Sep 2018 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627662

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

the real secret is how do Indian forces obtain fresh leopard urine?!??!! Remember the General Officer Commanding the division during Kargil who was setting up a zoo at Leh at that point of time :wink: There is a method to the madness. Typically leopards stray into human areas drawn to dogs and chic...
by tsarkar
12 Sep 2018 14:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627662

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

leopard urine !! if pak faujis can smell leopard urine and shit then surely its letting out a operational secret. Leopard scent marks are used to mark territory and the odour isnt strongly perceptible to human olfactory senses. However, animals with better olfactory senses detect it and avoid. Havi...
by tsarkar
10 Sep 2018 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2648
Views: 533541

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

In this photo Tejas uses the port wing drogue https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmuZrgyWwAA2-SD.jpg:large In this photo Tejas uses the starboard wing drogue https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dmu8ohYVAAEtRcs.jpg:large So actually there were two contacts. The tankers are different too. One is RK3451 and other is ...
by tsarkar
10 Sep 2018 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2648
Views: 533541

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

naruto wrote:Is it that drop tanks can also be refuelled? Can anyone confirm this.

Yes. Whether during ground fueling or mid air refuelling, the external fuel tanks are loaded centrally through the fuel management system.
by tsarkar
10 Sep 2018 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2648
Views: 533541

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

let's hope this sees IAF asking for bigger orders than the one right now.. 123 is already for MK1+MK1A. Then there will be MK2 orders of atleast 100/123. Overall close to 250. Its clear both of you didnt buy the 324 T Shirt. Rakesh, Indranil, Jay - please make buying and wearing the 324 T Shirt man...

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