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by SNaik
28 May 2020 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1894
Views: 205396

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Possible, when fully manned with trained crew. Which is definitely not the case at the moment.
by SNaik
28 May 2020 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1894
Views: 205396

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

She's not in a dry dock, rather moored at outfitting quay. With tugboats around, doesn't look she's under own power.
Delay of six months or even more could not be caused by virus disruption only, they started only in late March.
by SNaik
14 Apr 2020 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I checked the news report regarding the proposed offer of Kilo class boats from Russia and examining the report in detail the following facts emerge. The proposal is a 3+3 offer. i.e 3 Indian boats that entered service in 1999 to 2002 will be upgraded with SLEP of 10 years and the Russians will add...
by SNaik
14 Apr 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Wiki Chacha says a build program of 13 ---> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilo-class_submarine#Project_636.3_units • Six are in the Black Sea Fleet ---> 1] Novorossiysk; 2] Rostov-on-Don; 3] Stary Oskol; 4] Krasnoda; 5] Velikiy Novgorod; and 6] Kolpino. • Six will be in the Pacific Fleet ---> 7] Pe...
by SNaik
13 Apr 2020 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rakesh, building program of 12, not 13. 7 are commissioned (6 in Black Sea, one in Far East), 3 are under construction and further 2 are contracted with keel laying in November 2020. But you are correct on construction speed, all three boats under construction will be commissioned in 2020-2021, with...
by SNaik
09 Apr 2020 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The last 877 entered service in 1994 but I'm quite sure she's not for sale yet. Likely candidates would be the ones laid up waiting for repairs or already under repairs. That will mean Yaroslavl (North Fleet, under repairs since 2016), Alrosa (Black Sea Fllet,under repairs since 2014) and Saint Nic...
by SNaik
09 Apr 2020 15:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The last 877 entered service in 1994 but I'm quite sure she's not for sale yet. Likely candidates would be the ones laid up waiting for repairs or already under repairs. That will mean Yaroslavl (North Fleet, under repairs since 2016), Alrosa (Black Sea Fllet,under repairs since 2014) and Saint Nich...
by SNaik
08 Jan 2020 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1754
Views: 326948

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

But Russia is developing almost most of it weapons with export primarily in mind with exception of few icbm and hypersonic weapons. So that is what puzzled me with their development of Su-57 it is too expensive for them to afford. I believe when it was conceived Putin truly believed oil will keep g...
by SNaik
27 Dec 2019 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4311
Views: 922853

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Warships again :roll: They just launched two different destroyer classes from the same drydock on the 26th -- Type 052D on left, Type 055 on right: Nine destroyers in one year. They continue to build extremely fast, but the time between the launch and actual induction is growing. There are six 055 ...
by SNaik
27 Dec 2019 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1754
Views: 326948

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

So far a malfunction of the flight control system is blamed for putting the plane into uncontrolable downward spin.
by SNaik
24 Dec 2019 16:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Complexity - yes, haven't heard about inability, on the contrary, AK-130 (A-218) was considered to be way more reliable when firing long volleys than more modern A-190. The biggest disadvantage is the sheer size and weight of the gun, loading system and magazine, and it's massive recoil, limiting i...
by SNaik
23 Dec 2019 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Our DDGs have a more streamlined bow and sonar receptacle unlike the Burke's. The dome will protrude below the bulge in the pic, but follows the flow of the raked bow,probably adding a knot or two to the vessel's speed. Hull design by the navy's design bureau over the years has been v.good with ass...
by SNaik
23 Dec 2019 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Can you elaborate on exactly what were the issues? Not much I can piece together other than complexity/inability when switching between different ammos, lower accuracy and outdated fire control system. Also I have had heard it was highly expensive to operate in Russian service. Complexity - yes, ha...
by SNaik
01 Nov 2019 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1754
Views: 326948

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Manish_P wrote:Praise from your enemy is usually well deserved

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You should read the comments as well :mrgreen:

https://twitter.com/jivturky/status/1184413036855156736
by SNaik
14 Aug 2019 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I can see where MDL is going to build four P-17A once they are done with P-15B, but pardon me, GRSE looks so tiny and with no space to expand, they can probably build only single ship of that size at a time. How the hell one can expect seven ships ready by 2027???
by SNaik
07 Jun 2019 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

http://www.defencenews.in/article/Turkeys-TAIS-contracted-$23B-deal-to-build-5-ships-for-Indian-Navy-585015 Navyrecognition has got wrong picture in their article, this is much better. These will be massive ships, almost the size of USN Supply or Chinese Type 904 . I wonder who is going to be the ac...
by SNaik
08 May 2019 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Perhaps, you should have another look at nam's picture which clearly shows yard number 12704 on the ship behind Vela. You even have the last letters of the name Vishakapatnam visible on the banner.
by SNaik
07 May 2019 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Visakhapatnam was launched exactly 4 years ago, given that the design is only marginally different from P-15A, this is slow.
by SNaik
03 May 2019 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is Ranjit the first of the Type 61 destroyers to be retired?
by SNaik
01 May 2019 20:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/delhidefence/status/1122883677690589184 ---> GRSE, Kolkata has received an order worth Rs 6311.32 crores for building 8 Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft for the Indian Navy. The 1st ship is to be delivered within 42 months of contract signature. Each ship has a deep di...
by SNaik
26 Apr 2019 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sad news. Vikra was scheduled to participate in Varuna exercise starting early May. In addition to the carrier, India will deploy diesel-electric submarine INS Shankul, destroyer INS Chennai, frigate INS Tarkash, tanker INS Deepak and P-8I and Dornier aircraft. France will be represented by carrier ...
by SNaik
24 Apr 2019 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant, To Be Delivered By 2021: Navy Chief

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-i ... ef-2026089
by SNaik
06 Feb 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4311
Views: 922853

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China plans to sell Pak an aircraft carrier and integrate it militarily https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/news/china-plans-sell-pak-aircraft-carrier-integrate-militarily An official media report separately disclosed that China has planned to carry out a “large-scale upgrade” of China’s first aircr...
by SNaik
17 Dec 2018 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

According to General Manager of Yantar shipyard, the first 11356 should be transferred to India in 3 years from the moment the propulsion system is provided to the shipyard. Second ship will follow half a year later.

Anybody has got an idea at what stage is the contract with Ukraine?
by SNaik
22 Sep 2018 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655383

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

11356 advanced krivak class make in india
https://ibb.co/cMqWhU
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by SNaik
03 Jul 2018 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4311
Views: 922853

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

chola wrote:It looks like the chinis are preparing to float out two 13K tons DDGs together from their big-arsed dock in Dalian. The big red commie flags on them mean launch is near at hand.


Done

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by SNaik
18 Jun 2018 18:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938009

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Interesting video coverage on board of Algerian Navy Pr.636.1 submarine. Should be pretty similar to Indian inventory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 0KVxnzhC0w
by SNaik
20 Mar 2018 18:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938009

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Thanks John, short concise and to the point like your any other post at BRF! In respect of the bolded/underline section above - You mean EL2238 is secondary Radar on Shivalik? Or did you mean that EL2238 is a secondary Radar on Talwars (to guide Barak-1, I assume) but they can be used as primary to...
by SNaik
01 Feb 2018 18:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938009

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

BTW, we’re paying $1BILLION US each for these Russian frigates with no engines. If worst comes to worst we can get the Russians to import some chini engines for those hulls. After all, the Russkies are using chinese turbines for their new Buyan corvettes. Chinese diesels, not turbines. Actually SEM...
by SNaik
23 Jan 2018 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938009

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Singha wrote:Er chola the vikrant consultant was fincanrieti who only built the small cavour and lhd ships

But the design of the aviation part was outsourced to Russian Nevsky PKB.
by SNaik
13 Jan 2017 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938009

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

shiv wrote:
Rakesh wrote:propellors are usually (actually almost) always covered in tarp. I could be wrong, but the number of blades gives some crucial info to the enemy.

Rakesh although covered - that prop has 6 blades - easy to see from the image

Only six, not seven?
by SNaik
15 Mar 2016 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 380195

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Jhujar wrote:Firing missiles frigate Admiral Grigorovich(P11356) new weapons

Actually, the first 30 seconds are of 20380 corvette firing 9M96 SAM.
by SNaik
14 Oct 2015 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 380195

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

srai wrote:
Here are some examples of how it could be done:




http://www.wrk.ru/forums/attachment.php?item=474661
by SNaik
29 Sep 2015 19:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 380195

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Question for Naval gurus - what is our doctrine that leads us to have just 32 VLS cells for SAMs in our Project 15 A and B destroyers. There must be some logic to this ?? High SSKP - Single Shot Kill Probability. Infact the best SSKP among all naval SAMs today in the world. That's according to Isra...
by SNaik
26 Aug 2015 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3469
Views: 538726

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The wait has been v.long,16 years. It could be that Russia had higher priorities ,new Borei SSBMs and Yasen SSGNs,now well into smooth series production,before converting the old Delta sub into a specialised research vessel. UW warfare and tech is the holy grail of modern warfare and the most exoti...
by SNaik
26 Aug 2015 17:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 380195

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Singha wrote:subs are good for n-deterrence, commerce raiding, recon, anti-ship and protecting certain bastion areas....but useless at influencing the course of a land based conflict or visual dissuation.



American subs have been instrumental in land based conflicts as carriers of land attack cruise missiles.
by SNaik
28 Jul 2015 20:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3469
Views: 538726

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

NRao wrote:That close to a populated area in peace time. Wonder why they would do that?

Naval Revue dedicated to the annual Navy Day on 26 July. The footage is from Sevastopol, Putin was attending the one in Kaliningrad. RuNavy had a good chance to get a new CiC if the accident would have happened there. :)
by SNaik
28 Jul 2015 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3469
Views: 538726

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Austin wrote:Incredible images of missile exploding over USS The Sullivans right after launch

http://theaviationist.com/2015/07/23/mi ... r-us-ship/


Russian response just a few days later :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLG2pxhJscQ

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