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by Shrinivasan
23 Sep 2014 11:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2290
Views: 456600

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

India needs to focus on developing sensor packages for its drones. Merely flying, landing, auto-pilot, taking video images, infra-red, thermals..etc are what hobbyists already accomplish. Agree with your point.. but you need to note one thing... sensors can be bought off the shelf, many of them are...
by Shrinivasan
23 Sep 2014 11:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741544

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

If the innards of WSI-Dhruv visible in the picture below are anything to go by, the chopper will have limited troops carrying capacity... One good thing about whatever residual payload the chopper can carry is that it can move elements of it's support team organically.. Rohit there is another pictu...
by Shrinivasan
19 Sep 2014 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 304360

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Gentlemen, if you notice @ 2:30MM, a number of wheeled APCs are being transported. I know IA had a number of OT-64 SKOTs, but I thought they were all decommissioned long back... any info on this gurus. It look more like SA-8 Gecko & not OT-64 SKOT Thanks, I too noticed that they had Six wheels....
by Shrinivasan
19 Sep 2014 00:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741544

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Why would the army be interested in an armed variant of Dhruv when LCH was available? Both are having similar MTOW and weapons. Even the EW suite seems to be the same. Koti, LCH is not available then (or even now)... on the other hand Druv was, they realized that one can get a quickfire solution wi...
by Shrinivasan
19 Sep 2014 00:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 741544

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

Are these Rudras? Rudras should have the EO ball above the nose and weapons I think they might be Dhruv MkIIIs. These are not Rudras which are primarily the ALH (WSI) meant for the Indian Army's AAC, the bird in the picture is an IAF bird (see the colors and the name). These are probably from a set...
by Shrinivasan
18 Sep 2014 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 271493

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I think the whole incident has been stage managed... this is probably another ruse to extract more ARLMs from Massa. The speed at which the ship was re-taken, the secrecy around the incident and apparent lack of noise from Massa. Probably the game was quickly seen thru!!!
by Shrinivasan
18 Sep 2014 10:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 471694

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Here is a list: 1. Missile firing capability 2. Commander’s TI panoramic sight Mk II ... This is impressive... the fact that DRDO has accomplished this and HVF Avadi has successfully built these is commendable. Hopefully Jet-Li would approve an order of 300+ Arjuns over and above the 118 sanctioned...
by Shrinivasan
18 Sep 2014 10:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 201141

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

More missile tests...this sounds fishy or just plain DDM reporting... http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/Air-to-Air-Missile-Test-Likely-From-Today/2014/09/18/article2437058.ece The reporter talks about Air-to-Air and Surface-to-Air in this article... he talks about Russian AAMs being fire...
by Shrinivasan
18 Sep 2014 10:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2290
Views: 456600

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Tarmak is reporting an hitherto unkown UAV named Pachi which is a wheeled variant of Nishant.. it is heading to Kolar for its first flight. Taxi trials concluded... excellent news... when it rains it pours... All the best!!! site has pics... See link @ http://tarmak007.blogspot.com/2014/09/panchi-wh...
by Shrinivasan
18 Sep 2014 10:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 182147

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

Hmm. Naval LCA 2 is to do take off and landings from Goa shore based test facility next week . LCA Airforce version FOC by March 2015 , per Subhramanyam via Al-Hundi. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tejas-naval-prototype-to-undergo-flight-test-this-month/article6420196.ece If the second LCA N...
by Shrinivasan
18 Sep 2014 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 85329

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

NRao wrote:..You Chinese are getting worse at this art.
Something is not kosher with the Carrier and/or its airwing!!! if everything is hunky dory why go to great lengths to perform this Photo-chor... the first giveaway was crystal clear photos.. no peering thru fences or thru fog filled fore-ground...
by Shrinivasan
17 Sep 2014 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 304360

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://i.imgur.com/cdoThuA.jpg Me thinks, this Jaguar is a new Jaguar and not one being upgraded... the primer, new wheels, landing gear as well as the open sections are ALL Spic and Span... But I haven't seen any open source info on HAL building new Jags in years... even news about the upgrade (DA...
by Shrinivasan
17 Sep 2014 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 304360

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Prithwiraj wrote:

Gentlemen, if you notice @ 2:30MM, a number of wheeled APCs are being transported. I know IA had a number of OT-64 SKOTs, but I thought they were all decommissioned long back... any info on this gurus.
by Shrinivasan
09 Sep 2014 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2290
Views: 456600

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

^^^ Niger base is more to do with snooping on Islamic Militants in Nigeria, Mali, cameroon, chad etc... For any ops in Libya, there are multiple island in the Med apart from Carriers which are more secure than this base...
by Shrinivasan
07 Sep 2014 21:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 721055

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

gentlemen, we are straying of topic... But DasBoot is available on Netflix.. With subtitiles.
by Shrinivasan
12 Feb 2014 06:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 398156

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Our BDM was never based on the prithivi, all our intercepters were based on solid fuels... We used aprithvi missiles to mimic the hostile. Missile which was targeted and destroyed.
by Shrinivasan
10 Feb 2014 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 191271

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Choppy first ride home for INS Vikramaditya Methinks there are some vested interest operating in a spate of negative articles like this... let us see the two pieces of information here... 1) INS Deepak (the fleet tanker) mentioned did/could not refuel the carrier 2) INS Vikramaditya's Boiler (ONE o...
by Shrinivasan
10 Feb 2014 23:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 191271

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

How many IN ships are armed with Brahmos? Recent (f)articles talk about Five (5) IN ships being armed with Brahmos... I thought it should be more... I did a rough calculation... 1) Rajput Class - 5 2) Talwar Class - 3+3 = 6 (There was an article sometime back about the original 3 Frigates getting th...
by Shrinivasan
09 Feb 2014 02:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 864936

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

^^ They should just go for OLS-35 for Super 30 or subsequent MKI upgrade http://igorrgroup.blogspot.in/2009/10/ols-35-irst-option-for-su-30-family.html And we would continue to be dependant on Russia for ever... A better approach would be to get a desi lab to create an equivalent OLS-30 and get it ...
by Shrinivasan
05 Feb 2014 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 110246

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

I was under the impression, few of Navy pilots were being trained in Florida. ...NAS Whiting Field and Pensacola were used for training the newbies. A couple of senior pilots, including Surendra Ahuja also did their CQ on the Goshawk. But that's all 4-5 years back. all these are completely differen...
by Shrinivasan
05 Feb 2014 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3036
Views: 304360

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Vishal Jolapara wrote:VayuSena AEW&CS 145 (amongst others) @ Bahrain International Airshow 2014 by my friend Dave Jeffreys

Did DRDo send ONE AWACS or TWO? I heard two birds were sent.
by Shrinivasan
05 Feb 2014 11:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 864936

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Another data point , This in Nov 2011 Desi Sukhoi performs supersonic ballet on debut | Aircraft built from complete raw material phase makes a silent entry I am not sure if the SU30 MKI shown in the above article is from the lot of completely manufactured from Raw Materials... See its tail number?...
by Shrinivasan
04 Feb 2014 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 110246

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

sattili wrote:I didn't find any picchars showing MiG29K taking from SBTF, so here are couple of them from Vayu.
One troubling informaiton with this news is "all three sorties were flown by a Russian Test Pilot and not IN aviators", hopefully IN pilots will start pretty soon.
by Shrinivasan
01 Feb 2014 10:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 191271

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Does any of our Naval platforms have a RWS? I haven't seen one till date... May be in the next iteration they would get incorporated... methinks these are all quickly inducted keeping something in Mind.
by Shrinivasan
31 Jan 2014 11:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 176873

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Pratyush wrote:Which engine the US 2 uses. If it is an American one, then we may face issue wrt the export clearance to the Japanese for exporting it to India.

US 2 uses Rolls Royce engine, wonder why people think it is the same engine as the C130???
by Shrinivasan
31 Jan 2014 11:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014
Replies: 2844
Views: 101348

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan - Jan 04, 2014

>>My concern is that Huma will get a very senior role in the next Clinton administration Unlikely that Hillary will ever be president, but even if she does there is no chance that Huma Abedin will become Chief of Staff. Hillary has got the momentum, fund raising ability, Bill Clinton's support and ...
by Shrinivasan
31 Jan 2014 10:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 191271

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Gentlemen, I am compiling an IN orbat with surface, sub surface and aviation SQs, any help appreciated.. you may drop me an email @ shrinivasanm AT gmail DOT KAAM or PM me.
by Shrinivasan
31 Jan 2014 10:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 223108

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^ Singha , we can build such facility at A&N Island where we can have such ground facility and testing range , it would also take most of the trajectory of Bay of Bengal sea , provided Environmental Minstry and NGO dont raise hue and cry over it. Of late Environment ministry and NGOs seem to b...
by Shrinivasan
31 Jan 2014 10:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 186805

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

FICV is for tracked IFVs isn't it? Looks like its dead in the water with little progress on that front. A wheeled ICV has its uses but I don't know how much it will help the Paki facing strike corps given the terrain. Marlin, FICV has both a wheeled and tracked version. If I remember correctly, bot...
by Shrinivasan
31 Jan 2014 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 176873

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

As Sagar ji is MIA... I am posting some of the features of this bird... 1) It can land in seas with wave height of 3M 2) At just 10M height, it has very low observability, this is very valuable in SAR situations where the Enemy might be lurking around. 3) STOL capabilities: Takeoff and landing appro...
by Shrinivasan
31 Jan 2014 07:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 270450

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Vineeth, please find below the quote from the link you posted ISRO launched Insat-4A’s replacement in that slot, GSAT-10, in September 2012 after many delays. However, the space agency has been mysteriously silent on giving capacity on GSAT-10. Nor has it formally put this satellite into service eve...
by Shrinivasan
30 Jan 2014 12:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 223108

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Agni-5 missile to be ready in two years http://www.tribuneindia.com/2014/20140129/main7.htm Defence Research and Development Organisation will test the “containerised” version of Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile later this year, with user trials by the armed forces scheduled for the end of...
by Shrinivasan
30 Jan 2014 09:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 182952

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

^^^ Can anyone confirm if the 10 trucks for MBRLs (from L&T and AL) is for Grad or Pinaka? AFAIK Grad was mounted on a TATA truck and Pinaka was mounted on an AL truck. Anyway... these new and incremental puchaces would go a long way in improving mobility!!! Hopefully they all with be RHD trucks...
by Shrinivasan
30 Jan 2014 08:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 689020

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

India wanted a whole laundry list of things from the US, President Kennedy who had just come out of the Cuban Missile Crisis did not want another mis-adventure on his hands and outsourced the request to UK (which was then our supplier big time). But then the conflict started and ended pretty fast he...
by Shrinivasan
30 Jan 2014 07:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 223108

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

.. The F/S is same as the AII. So its accelerations are higher for the earlier payload. Now they have tailored payload for the AI and are trying it out on the LSP. LSP means some vehicles have been retoriftted. Its not a Full scale development test. Some weeks back we were talking about Agni series...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2014 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 689020

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

China will pull out of Chabahar in Iran, Gwadar in Pakistan, Coco Islands in Myanmar, and Hambantota in Sri Lanka, plus back away from Maldives...in return for some unwritten bilateral treaty? A minor nit-pick... Chabahar in Iran is being built by India and not China, this was to lay a route to CAR...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2014 10:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 771324

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I had managed to track down 2 x Pinaka Regiments which were inducted in the army with possibly third under raising. But there has been no news of date. Thanks Rohit... same here... The Two Regiments which I have tracked down are as follows 1) 121 Rocket Regiment (source BR page of Pinaka) 2) 1880 R...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2014 09:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 223108

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Agni-I test explained Let me take a stab at separating the wheat from the husk. The author is "Hemant Kumar Rout", he more the TSS kind rather then the usual Lifafa DDMs 1) Missile equipment, motor and all other accessories have arrived - If it was a "Production lot" missile why...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2014 09:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 223108

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Dont' we keep warheads and missiles separate which means they could change the RV without impacting SFC training I think in this day and age of Cannisterised missile, this warhead and missiles separate ship has long sailed away. Now it is all ready to fire... what Pan-Masala is inside depends on th...
by Shrinivasan
29 Jan 2014 08:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 223108

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^ Antiquated or not, there is considerable improvement to the vehicle as it seems to be retro-fitted with MaRV. Aditya_V, the MaRV uses liquid engine . Solid engines will not do. DDM at its best... He figured out in his pea-brain that Agni-I is the oldest of the lot and hence labelled it Antiquated...

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