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by Kanson
01 Mar 2021 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4233
Views: 1235331

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

IAF do possess something of that long range in this section.
by Kanson
25 Feb 2021 19:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4233
Views: 1235331

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Main area of operation for vl-srsam is in handling targets at short ranges. Though flavour of the day is dual pulse, Long ranges could be reached depending upon alt & trajectory. After all in aam role its actual range of 20+ km is boosted to 80+km by speed & alt. Word around is it range coul...
by Kanson
16 Feb 2021 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723410

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

Reasoning is: this agression started as India started its new role in WHO last year and China wanted to use this agression to press upon India on WHO findings. The agression ended or melowed once the WHO Corona report came out is not adversarial to china. In my view, it has nothng to do with other i...
by Kanson
16 Feb 2021 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346450

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

I see not anything new in IAF Chief's statement. He perhaps expressing the current stage of IAF's procurement plan (based on various developmental activities). --> between LCA MK1A & AMCA... Expression is just the logical reasoning Not necessarily the exact production plan. So it may start even ...
by Kanson
27 Jan 2021 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4233
Views: 1235331

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I have trying to understand the Akash NG program. It is heavier than Barak8, but the length is almost similar. It is also as tall/little more taller than Astra. Given the length, I would assume it is Astra 2. But the weight doesn't support this theory. Aim120 looks similar, but is thinner. I feel A...
by Kanson
25 Jan 2021 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139342

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

1st design is very nuch an extension of LCA Mk2 upto nose section. Nose section is inspired by Hornet , shaped & blended with stealth consideration with added touch of Rafale cheeks. 2nd design adds more stability & less risky. It will be of consideration for unforseen or super critical carr...
by Kanson
22 Jan 2021 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346450

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

MWF is going to have 5 pre-production test models. TEDBF design-analysis for DSI intakes will finish by 2023 by all means. And TEDBF first rollout is expected in 2025-26. Then won't it be prudent to at-least use 1 out 5 test-models of MWF to try DSI intakes for MWF? Will redesign of intakes from 20...
by Kanson
22 Jan 2021 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346450

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Simple... as i see it, there won't be separate IOC & FOC later. Jets will be delivered in single Final production variant. This is to reduce dev time and to maintain strict timeline. At present Mk2 is strategically of higher importance. More than even AMCA. ADA has to deliver as per previously ...
by Kanson
21 Jan 2021 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346450

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

A doubt... I'm not sure this was discussed here before... Will IAF order all 8-9 squadrons on Tejas Mk2 in one go after it is fully ready with FOC...??? Or will they order around 2 squadrons of IOC initially and remaining 6-7 squadrons later after FOC...??? - This is important becoz. if Tejas gets ...
by Kanson
08 Dec 2020 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348400

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Dhruv news is heartening!

Beyond SH blk iii & Rafale, there is a wild card entry in the form of F-35.
Navy is also getting stealth at same time.
While picking Rafale is practical, makes more economic sense, F-35 appears futuristic.
by Kanson
27 Nov 2020 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4233
Views: 1235331

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why not? Indian scientists are continuously improving the Bhmos missile. Proposal for 800km version came atleast a decade back frm russian side. It is not hard to guess that the tech behind this proposal is that much old. So it is natural to see the Bhmos extended further by current standards. Which...
by Kanson
28 Oct 2020 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4233
Views: 1235331

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

QRSAM is larger and is expected to have larger range (around 25-30 km). It is not vertically launched but is slewed in the direction of the target by a ground based launcher. The latter is not a viable solution on ships for 360 degree coverage. Indranil: if QRSAM is a grounds-up design, what's the ...
by Kanson
28 Oct 2020 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4233
Views: 1235331

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Though QRSAM was designed specifically for IA, its specs exceeds the requirement set by IA. (IA was Ok with the increased spec). This exceeding capability of QRSAM was done in case to meet the requirement of IN if the need arises, if the IN opts for QRSAM for their SRSAM. Even then it has to be cust...
by Kanson
23 Oct 2020 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 3535
Views: 723410

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 10196
Views: 1388717

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 3535
Views: 723410

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: 3535
Views: 723410

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: 4233
Views: 1235331

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: 3535
Views: 723410

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...

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