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by koti
15 Jan 2014 03:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 748707

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Can't imagine BSF chauki's needing that feature. Its likely that there's more volume of 12.7mm ammo in the IA logistics than 23mm I think he was mentioning why 20mm vs 23mm, not .50cal. That said, the NTW-20 does seem much heavier than its contemporaries to begin with I think it is not. The only th...
by koti
14 Jan 2014 10:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Not sure if below Video was posted here... good watch What is to note is that the Mig-29K is able to take off from the flat runway and not the Ski-jump(1:20). This means there is lot of reserve power in the engine that can translate to the Mig's taking off with a very heavy load. Later: Wait, was i...
by koti
14 Jan 2014 09:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166046

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

Put as many Spectras and Micas as you want. It can't carry the same payload as 4-6 LCAs. Also ANY adversary will choose to fight 1 Rafale than 4-6 LCAs. Heck nobody wants to fight 4-6 JF-17s. I think I have a case against your argument Indranil saab. Typical strike missions involve quick penetratio...
by koti
06 Jan 2014 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345004

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

vivek_ahuja wrote:So what? We should keep giving them blank checks for it?

No.
And going by the same logic, India should not cry foul when they completely ignore India's concerns and start selling to Pak and China. Including the cruise missiles, N Subs and Cheap frigates.
by koti
22 Dec 2013 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 491640

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Crazy stuff....
by koti
17 Dec 2013 13:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166046

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

AMRAAM?
METEOR?
by koti
14 Dec 2013 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Quote:As a brand new aircraft carrier would have costed around $2.0 to 2.5 billion in early-2000I still feel that India could have got a better ship - this one is a VW Golf frame converted to support a major SUV. Just not worth it. Anyhow. This is one thing everyone keeps ignoring... The cost of th...
by koti
11 Dec 2013 09:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 491640

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

1000th post people!
:)
Am I an Oldie yet?
by koti
11 Dec 2013 09:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 748707

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

:)
Despite Delay, Indian Buy of Howitzers Remains on Track
Ministry of Defence sources said the contract will be signed in the financial year ending March 31
by koti
11 Dec 2013 07:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

India is exporting two HAL Cheetahs to Afgan AF
Link
by koti
08 Dec 2013 03:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166046

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

Aditya_V wrote:Which means the radar is working.


How can a radar cue an IR missile? I think this was discussed a while ago but I don't remember the conclusions. Does the seeker of the missile get a lock for the fire control radar?
by koti
04 Dec 2013 02:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

Better penetration is not the same as better stopping power. The cartridge is ideal for COIN, and other CQB scenarios but for QRT type situations, it would call for a higher caliber round.

Maybe like this?
by koti
03 Dec 2013 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4056
Views: 719677

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^ That is a photo-shopped one sab, I've seen it too. The original one was with a Sterling.
by koti
03 Dec 2013 08:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

Vic sab, do you have any numbers on the cost of OFB made Zittara?
And small nitpicking... The MX4 was for BSF, I don't think it has to do anything with IA.
by koti
03 Dec 2013 02:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166046

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

I think the cannon placement has to do with the ability to fire while pulling up or pushing down in a dog fight.
An interesting thing I found just out is that the GSH-23L can also fire flares.
by koti
02 Dec 2013 20:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

Image
Can anyone ID the sniper rifle? Is it the locally developed one we saw a few years earlier?
by koti
02 Dec 2013 20:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

First, the reason why OFB had to develop a special 5.56x30 mm. cartridge is because they couldn't get it to fire the (originally planned) 5.56x45 mm. cartridge that the rest of the INSAS family uses, without a lot of flash. Hence, they were forced to shorten the cartridge and reduce its power a bit...
by koti
02 Dec 2013 20:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

as to the DRDO-OFB effort carbine called Milap it almost seemed IA would induct them but did not happen for whatever reasons and in the meanwhile JVPC has come into the picture which has seen successful trials as per DRDO NL which Karan linked. seems it is an improved version of Milap based on IA i...
by koti
30 Nov 2013 22:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

Rumor has it that it did pass.
IA could be adopting the MSMC and the IN Amogh.
But this is from a decent source from another forum, I don't have any links though.
by koti
17 Nov 2013 20:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ I don't think that the relevant tech in mastered domestically. IIRC the engine for Barak 8 is Indian. The IAI was involved in both the S/W and the seeker tech, both of which India lags behind.
by koti
17 Nov 2013 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

If the ships endurance is quoted as 45 days, how can it do a 2 month journey? Do the replenishments from Deepak include anything other then fuel?
by koti
12 Nov 2013 02:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

No offense to anyone but the left half looks like what nightmares are made of and the right half is a great pinup. :mrgreen:
by koti
11 Nov 2013 20:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 491640

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I have the same problem too. I no longer use the registered email ID
by koti
11 Nov 2013 20:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870591

Re: Small Arms Thread

By far, the most bad-ass looking Insas.

Image
Link from Militaryphotos.net
by koti
09 Nov 2013 03:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175665

Re: Indian Naval Discussion


Sweet
ps: picked up from militaryphotos.net
by koti
29 Oct 2013 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

pragnya wrote:- SU 30MKI cost has balloned to $100mil from $35mil initially and with fuel guzzling the 'savings envisaged' by continuing the existing line of prod is proving to be a burden on the fuel bill.


Isn't this the life cycle cost saab?
by koti
29 Oct 2013 21:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Janes Link
Why is it that an export version is looking more capable then a domestic one?
120km to 170km

And CEP of 10m.
by koti
21 Oct 2013 18:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I think its a typo. Pragati does not sound like an apt name for a SSM
by koti
03 Oct 2013 11:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Swiss company looks for Dornier aircraft from India
Looks like a good deal. I am not sure how this can affect the NAL Saras though.
by koti
28 Sep 2013 18:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I have a little confusion regarding Naval Brahmos. Does the naval pontoon test is only validate vertical launch or both vertical and horizontal launches?
by koti
28 Sep 2013 18:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 723519

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^That's around 1000+ on the table :shock:
Anyway, I guess there is a miscalculation at the Rudra's price. I doubt Rudra costs more then twice that of a Dhruv. Does it?
by koti
20 Sep 2013 00:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 466986

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

2. Another very important point - the numbers of CH-47 being purchased is determined by calculations of IAF and not Indian Army. In the entire matrix of helicopter borne operations conducted by the IAF, heavy lift requiring CH-47 class of helicopters would form a percentage of requirements. And thi...
by koti
18 Sep 2013 18:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussions
Replies: 154
Views: 13935

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

X-post Rafale can easily take care of old aircraft like F-16 : http://youtu.be/2dAmEL6fhmg But Typhoon struggles against this outdated plane : http://youtu.be/RAedQ7FMiKo And this is not an isolated incident as Pakistani F-16s easily and soundly defeated RAF Eurofighter Typhoons during exercise Anat...
by koti
18 Sep 2013 17:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Quote: India has already developed a dual-pulse rocket motor (enahances the range) for Astra Mk-II. "Self reliance in air launched missile and particularly air-to-air system is of strategic importance considering the new paradigm of air superiority warfare," sources said. I guess this is ...
by koti
15 Sep 2013 06:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212570

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Russian Missiles for India’s Rafales
What do you think will be the missiles of interest?
I don't any current generation AAM's will be of interest.
by koti
14 Sep 2013 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 466986

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

M-777 buy uncertain
Link to stratpost
by koti
07 Sep 2013 01:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 466986

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Just look visually at these two pieces of equipment. Take away the APC and all 'mobility' paranelphia of FH77 (make it a naked gun) and you will have a M777 without titanium alloys. My guess is 5 tonnes at most. That's how M777 was developed anyways. Someone needs to get his lazy ass off and do the...
by koti
06 Sep 2013 19:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 466986

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

A low weight gun is of no use unless you can assure 100% air superiority over a battlefield to move it by air. Does anyone buy in to IAF maintaining US level of air superiority against Chinese aggression. China is no Iraq or Libya or Afghanistan. You don't need air superiority for that. Remember th...
by koti
25 Aug 2013 02:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 167671

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

^^ I stopped when I found that the Russians operate 3000 strategic bombers. Can some just pull out numbers from their table book and publish it? Don't the editors not verify anything!!!

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