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by nikhil_p
27 Jan 2016 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 140520

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Look what I stumbled across

http://www.bajajauto.com/V/index.htm

I certainly look forward to seeing this "V". Was a sad day when we decided to scrap this ship
by nikhil_p
05 Dec 2015 11:52
Forum:
Topic: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 0

Re: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted

Hi Team, I have been MIA for some time due to a superb spine condition coupled with an Auto immune disease. Only "Read' no write access since the past few months. Sorry havent been able to contribute - but I am available again. Can devote 30 minutes of the allowed time to work on stuff. Do emai...
by nikhil_p
17 Apr 2015 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 137967

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

The hornet is not going to make it. Two reasons why - one - it failed critical hot and high tests, 2 - it doesn't bring much to the table compared to other contenders. The EF could very well be the dark horse in this race. It was after all L2 and brings to the table Germany, England and a couple of ...
by nikhil_p
17 Apr 2015 08:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 134489

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Responding to some thoughts on the LCA dhaaga. Do we still need that theoretical 42 squadron number or can we do more with less. Compared to a/c of yesteryear which typically had specialised roles like a switchblade we now have Swiss knife like capabilities. Almost all current and future gen a/c are...
by nikhil_p
17 Apr 2015 07:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 134489

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

FMS route for Gripen? Possible?

It is about shoring up capabilities in a short time frame. The Tejasii( mk2) will also maybe need external consultant support from SAAB ( and maybe the AMCA). They are almost sanction proof IMHO.
by nikhil_p
17 Apr 2015 07:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 134489

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

IMHO I think we are following a good strategy and not putting all the eggs in one basket. The way I look at it there is no way in the world that we can ramp up production of Tejas to about 24 AC per year in a short time frame. And that is mk1. After mk2 comes online the ramp up will take longer - 20...
by nikhil_p
08 Apr 2015 15:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Guys Mijjile dhaga. Please to take discussion on Radars to appropriate dhaga.
by nikhil_p
03 Apr 2015 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127737

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Hitesh, the Scorpenes are a French design. We have ToT clause, most designs are not shared in entirety. Making a scorpene Mk2 wont be easy. Also, the french will want us to pay for any changes made, which increases the price. Making changes to submarines is not easy - to add a plug in MESMA for exam...
by nikhil_p
25 Mar 2015 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Shiv Gaaru, in your scenario - the three damaged fighters returning with possible 3 enemy fighters tailing. The returning fighters will most probably not be flying 'in formation' - this could be a give away. Also for the enemy, it will be easier and preferable to 'shoot down' rather than 'track and ...
by nikhil_p
19 Mar 2015 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3030
Views: 432421

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

JT - the problem with HAL is at the supply chain level. It still operates at sarkari pace, where stuff is ordered only when needed. Also, for a lot of small parts, they will order only when the order level reaches a certain level - irrespective of the current inventory. It is a problem which plagued...
by nikhil_p
19 Mar 2015 16:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

What is the speed of Astra? Lot of sites say Mach 1.2-1.4 which sounds like BS. BR says Mach 4+? http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/MISSILES/aam/astra-aam.html We wouldn't even work on making it as an AA missile if it was slower than most aircraft which can fly supersonic. A speed of 1.4M, in a tail cha...
by nikhil_p
15 Mar 2015 15:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 235093

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

ravip wrote:Image

Seems to be on a suicide mission like their manned counterparts.


In this picture - the Mijjile on left (of pic) and right of pic seem to be facing opposite directions!
by nikhil_p
12 Mar 2015 12:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 416390

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

The Xenon will make a good contender. Has a nice high torque engine, good off-road capability ( seen a non souped up xenon at an off-road competition and it was crazy), good payload capability, large load bay. Then there is the bolero di. The engine is strong and pulls heavy load effortlessly. It is...
by nikhil_p
10 Mar 2015 23:40
Forum:
Topic: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 0

Re: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted

Proofreading. Wordpress. Can also do research and verification. Please consider me
by nikhil_p
03 Mar 2015 19:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4047
Views: 633791

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Once it comes down to the component level, there will likely remain a very few components that cannot be sourced from a third party (Israel for example) to work around this issue. That all would have happened prior to the selection and during the negotiations for the deal. Its a technical issue whi...
by nikhil_p
03 Mar 2015 11:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4047
Views: 633791

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A question - What advantage does a longbow equipped Apache have in the deserts of Rajasthan (considering this will be the major tank battlefield) as compared to an LCH using a UAV (Sky Eagle/Netra/Nishant) providing over the horizon ability with HeliNa providing the LOAL capability.
by nikhil_p
03 Feb 2015 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: IAF Re-Equipment Schedule
Replies: 60
Views: 4675

Re: IAF Re-Equipment Schedule

While we are on the topic of IAF Re-Equipment, can we also include other aspects such as Radars, SAM's, Airfield updates, etc.

E.g. Pechora Squadrons being re-equipped with the Akash Mk1.

Need to do some research but just a thought.
by nikhil_p
23 Jan 2015 10:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 139635

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The truth of the battlefield is that to defeat a system you dont need a better similar system - you need a better defence. If your enemy has the worlds Best protected MBT's - equip yourself with a long range AT weapons with an effective warhead If your enemy has stealth A/c - upgrade your sensors to...
by nikhil_p
21 Jan 2015 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4036
Views: 681004

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

In addition to that the Patka is easier to 'fit' on different sized heads (given our demographics). It does provide protection from Shrapnel. AFAIK The top is a kevlar composite sandwich which makes it flexible however can stop medium size shrapnel and slash attack. The patka also makes it easier to...
by nikhil_p
16 Jan 2015 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3848
Views: 549446

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Is there any update on which vehicle won the Light vehicle contract?. I have seen the Tata LSV images in a couple of documents (the DRDO e-book included) which show it being used with other test equipment. However haven't seen the Axe, OFB, AL vehicles likewise.
by nikhil_p
15 Jan 2015 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135497

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

As we are discussing reliability concerns over twin and single engine a/c there is one more consideration. Over the past couple of decades engines / control systems have advanced even further. An analogy I will draw upon is the hue and cry that was created when long range flights which traditionally...
by nikhil_p
30 Dec 2014 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies
Replies: 85
Views: 5769

Re: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies

Played the game!! It is amazing! Already completed all missions (in easy mode ;)) Now playing in higher modes. I love that it allows the user to select between aircraft as well (LCA, M2K,Rambha, Mi35 and LCH!). Great use of graphics.
by nikhil_p
01 Dec 2014 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 412518

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Shreeman wrote:Image

what ij it?


On the tail it says 'Eagle Eye' probably made by http://www.omuavsystems.com/eagle-eye.html
by nikhil_p
27 Nov 2014 17:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

ote: any credibility to the story on the BR front page about akash failing 2 of 9? http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/ ... 543332.ece I did comment on this, but I guess it was moderated by whoever moderates it there. What I find funny is that he says the Army didnt accept it. The order was plac...
by nikhil_p
01 Nov 2014 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3002
Views: 255165

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Shiv garu...I think Paul is trying to use sarcasm in response to Srinivasan garus post.
by nikhil_p
30 Oct 2014 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 307507

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Note to BRAdmins

Philip's Id has been compromised. Pliss to review security and IP address.
by nikhil_p
27 Oct 2014 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Why you only thinking SAM he he...
by nikhil_p
27 Oct 2014 15:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

hecky wrote:DRDO is developing a new QR-SAM (born-again Shiva weapon?).

A quick reaction SAM which can track on move is well-advanced in the design stage. (Link)


paanwallah said - this is a complementary system and not in design phase but soon to be tested :) Spinoff is the buzzword.
by nikhil_p
27 Oct 2014 15:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

I had gone to get my regular dose of pan, when the chaiwallah next to his shop said we will be spending an Agony dwitiya to test our Th - AAD and Fart 2 mijjile.

Also a spinoff mijjile will be checked as CI (WS) system - while spitting out the pan, ak thoo, he said the Shiva weapon resurrected...
by nikhil_p
15 Oct 2014 18:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135497

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

I wonder why we always look to Tatas, L&T, M&M & the giants all the time when it comes to defence privatization. I think a lot of unsung companies that are small, exist in the private supply chain of our defence. Smaller companies maybe more willing to take risks, if given a shot at it....
by nikhil_p
03 Oct 2014 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135497

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

The Tejas pics look brilliant!
On a side note, one of the pics shows construction in the vicinity of the airport - any idea how close is that? Those tower cranes almost look as if they have LOS access to the airport, not good from a safety standpoint.
by nikhil_p
03 Oct 2014 17:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 153030

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

What we actually get to see is what we are shown. PsyOps is now an integral part. Imagine I say that we are working on a next gen anti-armour projectile system, which splits into two on launching with both top-attack and in line attack system at the same time. Later after say a few months this is ag...
by nikhil_p
24 Sep 2014 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 114138

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Yessssssssssssssss yaaaaaahoooooooo

Mom and I were watching and both were in tears!
by nikhil_p
24 Sep 2014 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 114138

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Watching the webcast. Good information for the layman.
by nikhil_p
15 Sep 2014 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2751
Views: 114138

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

There was a program on Rajya Sabha TV (by the name of Eureka) today evening. I accidentally put it on - and it had the ISRO bigshot speaking about Mangalyaan. 450 cr project 1/10 the price and so on. He said everything till date has [limbu+mirchi] NOT gone according to plan [/limbu+mirchi]. All is [...
by nikhil_p
20 Aug 2014 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 139635

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Can someone, anyone with permission from Vishnu please post the images here. Unable to access twitter in office....

TIA.
by nikhil_p
19 Aug 2014 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies
Replies: 85
Views: 5769

Re: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies

I play this almost every evening on my IPad mini. Have completed the missions already multiple times.

However, I keep challenging myself to complete the entire mission without getting hit, reducing the time taken, trying for one pass kills, etc!.

Keep up the good work Threye. You are doing great.
by nikhil_p
26 Jun 2014 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135497

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

When the LCA was first unveiled, there was a picture of a board showing all suppliers. If anyone has that picture, will surely help us piece together some answers (including the Al billet).
by nikhil_p
24 Jun 2014 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 135497

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Poor reporting and Pant shiver for the goras. First we must ramp up production to 16 per year and then later look at exports. The Dhruv was only exported after we had enough to fulfil our own needs. Tejas will be likewise. Also the goras will benefit as well - GE404/414, some subsystems, etc The NYT...

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