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by Bharadwaj
12 Oct 2020 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174818

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Any progress for the ARDE 6.8 * 43 AR? The import of the SIG in larger numbers probably kills any future for this rifle with the IA. IA will wait for massa to pick a 6.8 crtridge first. Massa is not going for regular 6.8 cartridge, but rather thay have asked arm makers to come up with both a new ca...
by Bharadwaj
11 Oct 2020 13:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174818

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Any progress for the ARDE 6.8 * 43 AR? The import of the SIG in larger numbers probably kills any future for this rifle with the IA.
by Bharadwaj
08 Oct 2020 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Interview with the IAF Chief
http://www.onmanorama.com/news/nation/2 ... -iaf-.html

Unable to quote but the LCH deal is likely to be finalized this year and procurement case for LUH initial lot has started.
by Bharadwaj
06 Oct 2020 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 468
Views: 117390

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

A slide from a recent presentation showing amca with a yf23 like tail is doing the rounds.
by Bharadwaj
05 Oct 2020 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334139

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

More Tejas? the IAF is already stating that they'll go in for 83 Tejas Mk1As and then transition to the Tejas Mk2, with ~12 squadrons of the Mk2. If the IAF put it's faith in ADA, HAL and DRDO to deliver, will they still be able to deliver so many fighters in this decade? If the IAF has to let go o...
by Bharadwaj
05 Oct 2020 15:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334139

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

X-post https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1313022199624679425?s=19 "Important: IAF chief indicates deliberations still on to decide whether to buy more Rafales or pursue separate 114 MRFA. Decisions to be taken in the next few months, he indicates. " My interpretation- couple of more squ...
by Bharadwaj
29 Sep 2020 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371316

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

The louder the han screams, the more we know the pain is. All the Dar that certain interests were muttering about their diplomatic talk laying the road for war has fizzled out. They are desperate for face saving.
by Bharadwaj
29 Sep 2020 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The LCH lsp has also had its ground run. A great day for HAL- congrats to them.
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by Bharadwaj
29 Sep 2020 15:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007823

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The mythical Han rocket force will now get its teeth punched in if they try something beyond their propaganda videos. Why "mythical"? Are you saying PLA rocket forces don't exist, that it is all a gigantic HAN propagandu bluff? Or is your statement just an effort to give the PLA "H&a...
by Bharadwaj
29 Sep 2020 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Just like the noise level got higher when the LCA reached FOC, the noise level seems to be getting higher after the LUH trials. The era of imports and screwdriver giri is on the way out and there is nothing any vested interest can do about it.
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1922
Views: 378953

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

xfvY--P5pEc Video of the Brazilian Gripen being lifted from the ship. Something very simple about the whole deal. Buy a fighter like any other off the shelf equipment. One can somewhat understand the allure of proven imports for the Forces. Mission ready from day one(or after a few days of testing ...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Thing is we are buying ~100 A320/B373 aircraft every year (before Covid at least) but neither players have offered to set up an assembly line here (Airbus for example has one in US and in China) - of the huge amounts we are spending on commercial aircraft we are not getting any significant industri...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3602
Views: 1007823

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The mythical Han rocket force will now get its teeth punched in if they try something beyond their propaganda videos. All so called developmental projects are now part of our active arsenal. Great day for our scientists.
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Sir you are taking this personally and attributing intentions and terms which I neither implied nor used. You are dragging in the Government to justify a nonviable logic. You clearly do not understand the Indian civil market very well. The erj, ejet and e2 will not work in udan or the Indian civil ...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371316

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Any publicly available news on the Arjun getting a run during the present situation? That would be the icing on the cake.
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Just the possibility of exporting up to 10 Netra systems to friendly nations alone shall offset the cost sunk into Embraer acquisition by a great margin. Thakur B Sir, What would be the estimated margin on each netra? 420 million dollars? that will be what is needed for the sale of 10 netras to off...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The Udaan scheme (whose total aircraft demand will be relatively small) requires a Turboprop airliner the size of the Atr or smaller. The current Embraer portfolio has nothing that will fill that. A small jet has no chance against a turboprop in the Indian market for reasons of operating cost. Even...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

To develop a independent civil aircraft program it is going to cost us way more than what it needs buy Embraer & that's what we have been trying with the saras program was started precisely for that reason in the mid 80s and we are yet to taste first drop of success With regards to sale, in Ind...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Netra can be integrated with any aircraft that size including ones which offer better performance in terms of range, altitude etc...We dont have to get into a bidding match with the Chinese to acquire a Boeing reject. There's no substitute for what's on the field and known when you need it yesterda...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

It is only my opinion but having followed the civil aircraft industry, Embraer has nothing to offer India from a technological point of view. Hal/ADA is ahead of them in every technological parameter. This includes mastery over composites, fighter aircraft design, helicopter design etc etc. The c s...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 837
Views: 174818

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1310534556311724033
JUST IN: Indian MoD clears deal for 72,000 more @SigSauerInc SIG 716 assault rifles



I suppose as long as the Jawan on the ground is happy with the performance its worth paying the price of not proceeding with the OFB 7.62x51mm :cry:
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Netra can be integrated with any aircraft that size including ones which offer better performance in terms of range, altitude etc...We dont have to get into a bidding match with the Chinese to acquire a Boeing reject.
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

As kakarat mentioned above that it's all about compensating for NETRA mistakes. India has sizeable air market to reduce losses of this acquisition. Technically one may be ahead but other is ahead in producing and selling. There's also diplomatic angle about seeing if any nation does get into the wa...
by Bharadwaj
28 Sep 2020 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 543877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

It is only my opinion but having followed the civil aircraft industry, Embraer has nothing to offer India from a technological point of view. Hal/ADA is ahead of them in every technological parameter. This includes mastery over composites, fighter aircraft design, helicopter design etc etc. The c se...
by Bharadwaj
27 Sep 2020 17:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371316

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2



Report from ANI about preparations for the winter.
by Bharadwaj
27 Sep 2020 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

In the interview with Ananth, Mr Chaterjee states that Amar is the highest helipad and the LUH performed well there.I was under the impression that it was Sonam?. I guess a slip of the tongue or perhaps things have changed on the ground. Hopefully LUH performed well at Sonam too (tests were done the...
by Bharadwaj
26 Sep 2020 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Yes and if we are into chicom style propaganda we can deliver hot chole bhatura to our troops too... We will need the higher capabilities of the RUAV since chole battura may weigh more than lizards,cockroaches,bats etc... :wink:
by Bharadwaj
26 Sep 2020 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The above linked interview also reveals rotor uav for high altitude supply ops being developed by HAL.
by Bharadwaj
26 Sep 2020 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters



Full conversation of Tarmak with Mr.Chatterjee regarding LUH,NUH,Kamov etc
by Bharadwaj
24 Sep 2020 15:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

LUH performance during recent Himalayan trials was exceptional: Arup Chatterjee Article quotes MR Chaterjee as stating aero mods were done after the previous trials. So I guess there were issues that needed to be fixed as far as the Army was concerned. This business of applying the dpp to locally d...
by Bharadwaj
12 Sep 2020 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Wow... a true life changing moment for the cheetah and chetak pilots. I hope we do not see a multi year wait for the orders.
by Bharadwaj
11 Sep 2020 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Tsarkar Saar most of us can see through the corporate wriggle room written into press releases. However the latest one has a statement from Mr Madhavan clearly stating that the Army version is now ready for certification. He is not going to say this if he is not reasonably sure that the LUH passed t...
by Bharadwaj
10 Sep 2020 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2304
Views: 371316

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^^^^
Nothing that the Chinese are doing makes any sense. Maybe the sun tzu manual runs out when faced with the robust response from the current GOI. Even the noise about eleven's local troubles do not support this situation.
by Bharadwaj
10 Sep 2020 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

What is the increase in payload of LUH at siachen compared to Cheetah? From Sonam post for e.g.? That information may be too sensitive for public consumption. I however wonder why the hot high tests had to be re done for the Army? The Air force found the results last year to be good enough for the ...
by Bharadwaj
09 Sep 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5146
Views: 1042776

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I understand that there might be strategic reasons for the ka 226 deal but perhaps we need to look beyond that and focus singularly on the LUH. Great achievement by the HAL team.

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