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by Kanson
14 Oct 2018 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Many indian news outlets keep showing this picture as DRDO glide bomb, looks pretty lean massa grade design but what is it? https://www.newstrend.news/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/glide_bomb_test.jpg The body is a Cluster bomb, like CBU-97. It could be a depiction of art where they matted cluster bom...
by Kanson
12 Oct 2018 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Kerala Floods - Aftermath and Save Sabarimala
Replies: 1871
Views: 103698

Re: Kerala Floods - Aug 2018

The Ayyappa Deity is worshipped in numerous temples. None of them have any ban on wimmens... ..... One of my friends on whatsapp was mentioning how in the 70s and 60s and before women used to freely visit sabarimala without any controversies. His choroottu took place in sabarimala in his mothers la...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Is the S400 going to be customized with Indian radars? Is there any contribution by DRDO into the deployed systems such as seeker heads etc.? Will the IFF be customized to India? I am at a loss to understand how we can have an adversarial relationship with China, yet share the same air defense syst...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

No, I’m sorry, you’ve misunderstood me, then. I am familiar with directional warheads, and understand these are designed for missile interceptions at oblique angles; where the entire “directional warhead” explodes at the same time, sending a cloud of projectiles towards the target (one shot, one ki...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

kanson, The Astra has a directional warhead and these very pages have cross section pictures of that. Ramana hi...very much..just tells how much guidance & missile tech improved. Astra speed is given as 1.2 to 1.4 mach. DW can make a barely supersonic missile into high supersonic or hypersonic ...
by Kanson
08 Oct 2018 20:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I see in this line of discussion many tall figures of this forum too have subscribed to this view. So in this i'm deeply befuddled if not squarely to see officials who are/ were holding responsible position make statements that all Agni missiles can carry conventional warhead, even the latest Agni ...
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

ramana wrote:
Yagnasri wrote:What did you do? :lol:

I don't know. This happens often. Much bigger folks have blocked me.

:D you must be a cult figure then. :wink:
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

[I am always befuddled when Indian in all sincerity want all their missiles to be nuke tipped without understanding the context. So, in the past we've had seen the talk of nuke tipped Akash and Brahmos. At least folks need to leave some for the pure conventional role. Folks think anointing a missil...
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

From tech perspective; does it matter night or day time for missile defence ? Let me ask a question. You burst crackers& diwali rockets during night or daytime? What is the difference? If i can borrow 'Sidhu-ism', night test is like wearing bikini, in the name of concealing, you end up revealin...
by Kanson
27 Sep 2018 21:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

This gives me an idea. Rather than having a missile-versus-missile seeking a kinetic intercept of the target missile head-on; how about an anti-missile missile that engages the target missile in a tail-chase mode; except that instead of intercepting kinetically/explosively, the chasing missile fire...
by Kanson
20 Sep 2018 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Amogha 1 is their first attempt. They are progressing further to fulfill some of IA needs as per news.
by Kanson
20 Sep 2018 09:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I believe, Sjha monitor BRF regularly. According to Indian DPSU, Bharat Dynamics Limited, besides the SACLOS Amogha-I & Amogha-II anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), they are also developing an imaging infrared seeker equipped 3rd generation fire and forget ATGM called Amogha-III. https://twitter...
by Kanson
23 May 2018 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I wish there were better pictures, but Akash NG doesn't look to have retained the ducted motor. [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdjArktU0AEAuXo.jpg Sorry to pour cold water into this stream.....have you noted the imperfection in Astra pic nearby? With only partial pic & prone to imperfections ...
by Kanson
23 May 2018 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ok this is leadership. Kudos to Dr Christopher. Also speaks volumes about our penny pinching babu giri and what scientific community has to face. https://www.theweek.in/theweek/current/2018/05/18/interview-s-christopher-chairman-drdo.html DRDO had earned bouquets for its missile achievements, but b...
by Kanson
13 Nov 2017 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512277

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Saying its "designed" for 12000hrs is also not correct. With the same matrix, F16 must be designed for 16000hrs or Gripen must be designed for 24000hrs. LCA is designed for 3000h, F16 is designed for 8000hrs and so on. That's correct way of saying it. Because these numbers are relevant as...
by Kanson
13 Nov 2017 14:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512277

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

BK messed up with the Life numbers of LCA it seems. As of now LCA's certified life is 1000hrs as per CAG report. At least to my knowledge full airframe fatigue life testing is still pending for it to be certified for its full design life of 3000hrs. That 12000hrs he quote is not the certified life....
by Kanson
12 Nov 2017 16:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512277

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

See the 'no plan b' child is now asking for lollipops than Cadbury bar choclate. Now mother comes to say lollipops are not good to take before meals, home cooked food. So let have meals before anything, the Mother says. :rotfl:
by Kanson
12 Nov 2017 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^ CMs usually have very high accuracy.

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ALCM has its own use & purpose.
by Kanson
12 Nov 2017 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512277

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

There was(is) a big lobby for two legged R fighter gunning for the deal. How to throw the yoke of that powerful lobby where your own entities one after another behaving like inconsolable child saying there is no plan b? Here comes MP strategy. To nullify one he brought two more in the form of single...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Shiv saar & others...

Latest press release on Nirbhay test mentions loitering capability of the missile.
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 11:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

MIRV M-Multiple I= Independent R=Re-entry V=vehicle " re-entry " from where? From space. A cruise missile flies like a plane and does not go into space, so the question of "re entry" does not occur. Ok. I was thinking about multiple warheads rather than MIRV to be precise. But a...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 11:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Nirbhay cannot carry nuclear warheads. speed being slow, higher chances can be shot down . nuclear warhead will be wasted / spilled with unintended consequences. Today one may think of different speeds like subsonic, super/hypetsonic, in cold war days N tipped cruise missiles are provisionally mean...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

As posted previously few pages back. The guidance of Nirbhay is INS, RLG & GPS. No IRNSS. We all know in GW1& 2 Khan lost Tomahaks because of mismatch in terrain mapping feature of Gulf Sand Dunes or they flown them in extended paths to get to follow some prominent land features. Now the qu...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Will it be possible/practical to make a cheaper (potentially) Paki-specific variant with lower range at lower cost or bigger warhead? Are those kinds of 'reconfigurations' easily possible or does it practically a totally new platform that needs its own set of R&D from scratch? Possible, if user...
by Kanson
10 Nov 2017 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I think the definite range of Nirbhay in its current-turbofan-powered form is about 1100 kms and its speed is about 0.8M. This was established in its second test flight, when it was let to fly for as long as possible after all the test objectives were met. With optimizations, I bet the range can re...
by Kanson
07 Oct 2017 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Good that we know the demand forecast of the Nag type missile at 2000 initially and then 8000 eventually. A production run of 500/year is great. For that means total 8000/500 run for 16 years. Something for planners to work on. Thanks tsarkar for pointing this out. From little i grapsed from variou...
by Kanson
07 Oct 2017 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

It rolls 180 degrees and the wings come out Nice control on the SAAW after the sudarshan issues, the boxy airframe stands out maybe increased internal space and the wing is not a single blade unlike the Nirbhay A word of caution...may i... On earlier discussion of SAAW, to my utter shock, someone t...
by Kanson
07 Oct 2017 08:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SAAW's sequence of flight profile could be like 1) SAAW air dropped from launch platform 2) Deploys it's wings and glides close towards the target (air field runway) 3) Then after reaching certain minimum altitude over the target, parachute deploys 4) Parachute creates drag and drag in turn creates...
by Kanson
15 Sep 2017 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Barak-8: Though the senior officer said he could not reveal the maximum range of the Barak 8 system, an executive vice president of Israel Aerospace Industries, which helped develop the defense system, revealed to Jane’s Defense News earlier this summer that some of the missiles being used can shoot...
by Kanson
15 Sep 2017 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Don't aware of those things. Israelis rejected SM6 joint development offer in favour of Barak-8. They Know much about SM6.
by Kanson
15 Sep 2017 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

You are unnecessarily creating a false proposition! DRDO only said it is developing 300 km SAM as well as 300 km AAM. When officials like Chander spoke the range was mentioned as 250 km for SAM. 150 km doesn't arise on the horizon. If you see in S400, bulk of their activity is carried out by 250 km...
by Kanson
11 Sep 2017 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608753

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^ Don't have numbers on dispersion, but Danush is established as more consistent. Consistency is proved beyond doubt. Fired over 4000 rounds in trials, another first, and a record in terms of trials held so far. Regarding PGK, IA is listening/talking to various players including european, non-americ...
by Kanson
11 Sep 2017 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5092
Views: 970976

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Apologies if posted earlier. Can we do it on our own when we needed Israeli help for MRSAM/LRSAM? Initial report was SAM System with range of 150km and later DRDO people said it is 250km SAM System . but Now Jha says it will be S-400 Class which means 400+ km ??? You are unnecessarily creating a fa...
by Kanson
24 Aug 2017 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608753

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Those nos are for total towed artillery, i think. Not merely for ATAGS.

These nos reflect approved/sanctioned figures but actual requirement may go up a few times more, that's why Tata SED is in rejoicing mood.
Same goes for anti tank missile.
by Kanson
08 Aug 2017 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608753

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Link Dated 2014 Chander said one of the biggest challenges before DRDO now was to make guided artillery shells . At present, the artillery has conventional shells. These needed repeated bombarding to ensure the target was hit. Guided shells are like smart bombs that can be pinpointed at the target....
by Kanson
03 Aug 2017 16:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953747

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Brahma Chellaney @Chellaney · 2h China needs India's help to save face but India must ensure China comes out a loser from its Doklam aggression so as to stop more incursions https://mobile.twitter.com/Chellaney/status/892993245264789505 Brahma Chellaney sir, It mighty be hard for anyone to even app...
by Kanson
03 Aug 2017 15:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953747

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

i do think that a limited war is coming,unless india reteats . Bring it on. We are waiting and have some scores to settle with. When a bully is keeping his silence even after hearing war drum from other side, it means he is weighing where to attach or what to attack. When a warrior of Arjuna's cali...
by Kanson
31 Jul 2017 12:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953747

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Today morning me and my friend saw at least 20 Trucks and 5 - 6 Gypsy full of Paratroopers (non SF) ....


China can disrupt water bodies. Our action is not going to be only defensive.
River Brahmaputra (& area around Ladakh) is a concern. We must be planning to take actions as per the need.
by Kanson
26 Jul 2017 06:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953747

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

During Parakram, all those beggars from IT-Vity type, media & others did what they did becoz, that NDA Gov allowed itself wider room for such lobbying. Present gov is not like that. But you can expect Congress to do that instead. Ofcourse you can count commies, didi and the likes. That why it is...
by Kanson
25 Jul 2017 11:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 953747

Re: Managing Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

>>The main problem is a lack of allocation of funds for defence and also very very bad defence management.

that was due to *wilful* neglect of previous administration.

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