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by Kanson
23 Oct 2020 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Latest round of NAG test was fired from a BMPII/Namica and it hit a target (Vijayanta) tank in top attack mode. There seems to be perceived growth path for Nag. There were representation in the the form of ppt slides. Panel discussion on the same, altogether. In a positive note, May be, nag is gett...
by Kanson
23 Oct 2020 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Once ballistic misdile is fired, it cannot be stopped. So to abort the mission, the option available is to press the "self-destruct" button. In case of cruise missile, all you have to do is stop the engine. To abort the mission, you can simply send the signal to shutdown the turbofan/turbo...
by Kanson
23 Oct 2020 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

BrahMos tested from INS Chennai today in the Arabian Sea and from Rajnath Singh downwards everyone congratulates. Obviously, there is more to it than meets the eye. i suppose one can only guess ER land attack version ? ..maybe a 1000 km :mrgreen: The number of improvents that we are adding to Bhmos...
by Kanson
14 Oct 2020 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401959

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

Let there may be Vijayyibhawa!
Let our flag fly high amongst nations
Let there be pride & light to our country!
by Kanson
10 Oct 2020 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This is using a Trapeze Launcher https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/lau-141.htm Looks like there was a small time gap between the disengagement of the front and the back connection point. It may have even be intentional to orient the head of the missile downwards. But the missile did self-sta...
by Kanson
10 Oct 2020 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Once we test out the A2A version of Rudram-1, there is no escape for the Pak propeller AWACS. It is all nice and TFTA to show around number of propeller AWACS in peace time. In a war, when your adversary is going to have a 200 - 250KM long ARM, streaming at you at Mach 4, datalinked, you really hop...
by Kanson
10 Oct 2020 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

vKJTrckBHSQ In this video, there is a very visible wobble when it free falls & before the booster ignites. Is this normal? I think the air-launched Brahmos separation was quite clean, if memory serves me right If i have to offer my opinion, the separation is good and it is normal. Actually, thi...
by Kanson
09 Oct 2020 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Question. Why can't the NGARM be drop launched like the Brahmos or the R-27/77's from the MKI's fuselage HP's? Why does it need this special trapeze launcher? I had assumed they would develop a drop-launcher for the Astra as well to be used on the MKI's fuselage HP's. Now I am thinking the Astra mi...
by Kanson
09 Oct 2020 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

[ This is a great post. CONOPS, networks, and de-confliction is very important. In the gulf-war, an ATACMS launch (a sub 200 km quasi ballistic missile) could need up to 1.5 hours to properly de-conflict and be cleared (in a war where inadequate de-confliction was ID'd as the reason for 1/3 of all ...
by Kanson
09 Oct 2020 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Also, I did a rough L/D of the SMART missile in image 3 and it came to be about 13. Compare that to the L/D ratio of Shaurya missiles going by its wiki dimensions where the length = 10 m and the diameter = 0.74m. The L/D of Shaurya is = 10/0.74 ~ 13.5 quite close to the SMART's "approx" L...
by Kanson
09 Oct 2020 21:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
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Views: 1077098

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

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by Kanson
07 Oct 2020 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Effectiveness of asbm doubtfull...why not design a bigger brahmos like missile!! Probably hstdv based missile will have that type of range.. You should know that success of any weapon system above 60 % is considered effective. Here effectiveness is defined in denying the space for carrier borne ope...
by Kanson
07 Oct 2020 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/shaurya-missile-to-be-inducted-in-strategic-arsenal-agni-5-s-sea-version-by-2022/story-bS1100SkwoGLEXW5ANFQuO.html The strategic missile flies at a supersonic speed of Mach 7, or 2.4 km per second, at a height of 50 km (within atmosphere) and hits the design...
by Kanson
07 Oct 2020 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Thanks for the update. I believe you are mistaken. I was interested in understanding MoD report. Coming To TAL/Shyena LWT: DRDO presents no information on the range. And maintains the operational depth as 450 m only. Whereas Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd) here mentions the range as 19 km. Your beli...
by Kanson
06 Oct 2020 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

For those questioning the 650 Km range, its clearly mentioned in the MoD 2018-2019 annual report. Thanks to "The Week"'s article that Swarajya republished, that had this reference https://www.mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/MoDAR2018.pdf Check page 105 Supersonic Missile Assisted Release o...
by Kanson
06 Oct 2020 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The only logical way I can make sense of the 650 km number is having underwater SOSUS arrays far away and using land based SMART to destroy targets detected by SOSUS. However SOSUS is expensive to develop, deploy and super maintenance intensive. Also I havent read about any Indian Development of SO...
by Kanson
06 Oct 2020 07:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

For those questioning the 650 Km range, its clearly mentioned in the MoD 2018-2019 annual report. Thanks to "The Week"'s article that Swarajya republished, that had this reference https://www.mod.gov.in/sites/default/files/MoDAR2018.pdf Check page 105 Supersonic Missile Assisted Release o...
by Kanson
05 Oct 2020 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Onyx max range is 580 km or around 600 km as per russian news magazine. So this should be by default the range of Brahmos, if not for the MTCR restrictions. Once we are party to MTCR, this is the default range of Brahmos. It could be that, initial test will be to increase the speed before increasin...
by Kanson
05 Oct 2020 11:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Looks like IA suddenly realized the value of having a 1000KM CM. Tells us how the threat from China was underestimated. They planned to go "better" CM with longer range and indian engine, instead of inducting the current version. Now that the threat is open, there is a scramble. It is nei...
by Kanson
05 Oct 2020 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A longer-ranged variant (without increase in speed) might have limitations against ships or other mobile targets (because the target has moved further away). But for static land targets, it can still be quite useful. Even against static land targets, higher speed offers that much less reaction time...
by Kanson
05 Oct 2020 10:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This black and white pattern is used for experimental launches, not production batches. A news report in 2019 mentioned that Russia would develop a 800 km ranged Oniks. So this Brahmos can't be 800 km atleast. Started from 290, then 400, now claims of 500-600. I have no idea what to make of it. BTW...
by Kanson
01 Oct 2020 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Onyx max range is 580 km or around 600 km as per russian news magazine. So this should be by default the range of Brahmos, if not for the MTCR restrictions. Once we are party to MTCR, this is the default range of Brahmos. So calling the 450/550 km range missile as Brahmos - ER is mere jugglery. Duri...
by Kanson
01 Oct 2020 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Prem Kumar wrote:
Didn't realize that the 450Km range Brahmos-ER needed a new booster. (Or) was the booster Russian originally and we have indigenized it?

It was mentioned by Brahmos CEO that to reduce import content, we indigenized booster. It was way back.
by Kanson
26 Sep 2020 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401959

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

As per talks around, by mahmallapuram episode, the perception & understanding between the two entities changed. I see that as reference to changed trajectory that china was adopting from that time.

Points to the fact that India is more vigilant.
by Kanson
26 Sep 2020 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401959

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

Yes possible. Everthing points to that one direction of keeping power all to himself. He is most likely not to immerse his forces into full-fledged conflict. But will do everything just short of that to keep them busy. At the sametime wants to appear much stronger. Dangerous concoction. He & his...
by Kanson
26 Sep 2020 11:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Akash or some solid rocket.
Speed more like mach 4.
Akash more likely.
by Kanson
26 Sep 2020 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401959

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

We had invited Col. Dinny for a presentation. This is what he said. Very comprehensive and good analysis too. Why did PRC do this? ⋅ Was it for territorial gain? Only 24 Sq Kms belies that. Depsang is not occupied by PLA though they stop patrolling. We have other means of doing patrolling...
by Kanson
10 Sep 2020 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A scramjet powered missile would be smaller for similar range? And hence be air delivered compared to the need for ground launch for a shaurya-sized missile. Unlikely given the need to boost it to speeds required for the scramjet engine to function. Drdo is developing dual mode engine that operates...
by Kanson
10 Sep 2020 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2412
Views: 401959

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

We are moving further north. From the focus of current area!
by Kanson
21 Aug 2020 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316378

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Rheinmetall Sets Three New Distance Records for Indirect Fire in South Africa The maximum range of over 76 km was achieved with a non-JBMoU-compliant gun. This gun served as evidence of the feasibility of a new howitzer with a range of 83 km. [ The Gun mentioned above used for benchmarking is Denel...
by Kanson
21 Aug 2020 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316378

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

^ Based on the specs, they are just catching up with ATAGS, and won't be in production for years. Very true! For Boat-tail, BT rounds: Rheinmetall L52-23l w New charge - 35 km (in 2019) ATAGS L52-25l for HE-BT, Range - 37.2 Km (in 2017) Now, for HE-BB(Base bleed) rounds: Rheinmetall L52-23l w New c...
by Kanson
18 Aug 2020 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1135
Views: 316378

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Are we attempting for desi excalibur(indian version) rounds? It will be an wonderful attempt if it happens.
by Kanson
18 Aug 2020 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084621

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

A2G modes, in general, require more time to fine tune & adapt.
by Kanson
18 Aug 2020 15:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We also needed this since yesterday, hope it can be launched in TWS mode and the Target aircraft does not know of the inbound missile until its too late. https://twitter.com/KalitaAbhinav/status/1285206603084500992 #DRDO is working on Astra Passive imaging IR seeker variant which might be ready muc...
by Kanson
21 Jul 2020 12:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026702

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

srai wrote:ASB-Glide Bomb
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Number of equivalents that can do 100+ km in 1000 /*+ kg category is limited. That's not a small feat.

Intially the success of such efforts globally were limited. Spice 2k can't do 100km.
by Kanson
21 Jul 2020 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
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Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not sure of authenticity but still, a post from Twitter by Nexoft Alam The new generation 450kg penetration warhead from DRDO. A successor for Sudarshan LGB. It will also recieve newer indigenous LG Kit as well, taking its range to beyond 50km from ~10km range Israeli Griffin LG Kit. https://pbs.tw...
by Kanson
30 Jun 2020 20:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835518

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

@ Pandyan / Isha Foundation introducted new breathing exercise for frontline warriors of COVID19 & for rural population who cant afford costly treatment. It is known as Simha Kriya. https://isha.sadhguru.org/in/en/wisdom/video/simha-kriya-powerful-yogic-practice-boost-immunity https://isha.sadhg...
by Kanson
30 Jun 2020 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967361

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

NRao wrote:[

What exactly is (singular) the "reason"?

And, what are the 'contingencies'?

You know very well sir, what it means.
by Kanson
30 Jun 2020 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967361

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

For clarity, neither am I suggesting, nor do I want, or expect anything but Indians fighting for India. I do think we'll have a helping hand, not with the actual butt kicking, but there's plenty of other ways, cyber, intelligence, ammo, etc. I'm all for a marriage of convinience when it serves our ...
by Kanson
30 Jun 2020 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 967361

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

I assure you, the US either covertly or overtly will gladly back us in a war against the Han. Based on the ammo, intelligence, and satellite imagery they're sharing now, plus the three CBGs, I think it'll be a little overt and a lot covertly. Three CBGs are for multiple resaon. Extra CBG is for con...

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