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by Sagar G
17 Feb 2010 01:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 737620

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Hmmm interesting

Edit:- Dr. Saraswat's view

“I would say the Shaurya is a hybrid propulsion missile”, says Dr Saraswat. “Like a ballistic missile, it is powered by solid fuel. And, like a cruise missile, it can guide itself right up to the target.”
by Sagar G
17 Feb 2010 00:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 737620

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

From DRDO website this Interview of Dr. Prahlada, Chief Controller R&D (SI) and DS Interview (The Week Feb. 17, 2008) You didn't get me I was not asking about the probability part but this it can even take on sub-sonic cruise missiles AFAIK we don't have land based capability to engage cruise m...
by Sagar G
17 Feb 2010 00:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 737620

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Regarding Akash something caught my eye in the posted link

With an 88% "kill probability'', it can even take on sub-sonic cruise missiles.


Is this true or is it good old DDM ????
by Sagar G
16 Feb 2010 01:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: DEFEXPO 2010
Replies: 218
Views: 61746

Re: DEFEXPO 2010

Anyone attending the expo please get some info about our advancement in materials technology in the aeroengine arena specifically about the single crystal blade and the blisk tech. and also get the specs of Kaveri too.
by Sagar G
14 Feb 2010 03:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 699123

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

IMHO (of course), FGFA/NGFA should be just good enough for Paki planners to give up hope. End of game. I think saar that unkil or their taller than mountains deeper than ocean friend will find some way to negate this edge of ours. More than the latter the former will definitely make sure that this ...
by Sagar G
13 Feb 2010 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1125657

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

[Sarcasm] Yes we all know how MDL,GRSE build vessels on time and on budget. There is reason why we have to turn to foreign SYs for our vessels take a look Shivalik it has been in construction for close to 10 years and cost swollen to close to 600 million each. In other hand Yantar which started con...
by Sagar G
12 Feb 2010 17:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1125657

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

And when Brahmos or any other missile in IN inventory goes hypersonic then what ???
by Sagar G
12 Feb 2010 17:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1125657

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

D Roy wrote: Its vulnerability probably comes from the IR signature which is typically higher for a supersonic system.


At present is there any weapon system which can counter a supersonic missile ???
by Sagar G
11 Feb 2010 00:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Agni 3 tested successfully
Replies: 129
Views: 27967

Re: Agni 3 tested successfully

^^^ Range 5000km+ maybe that's why
by Sagar G
10 Feb 2010 15:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 799132

Re: LCA news and discussion

CM, how is it different from say, the siva pod ? I think the Spectra/khbiny allows for tracking and engaging A2A targets as well. The SIVA iirc, is primarily to guide A2G munitions like the KH-31. Also, the spectra is internal and the Khbiny might be wingtip mounted (not sure) unlike the SIVA. CM. ...
by Sagar G
10 Feb 2010 01:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 494163

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

aditp wrote: When? Where? I think this was an inhouse DRDO project to develop an indigenous tank engine for the Arjun Tank.


Development of 1500HP engine

Got this from wikipedia had read it there long time back, don't know whether the project is still going on.
by Sagar G
10 Feb 2010 00:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 494163

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

If the Germans provide us with a piece of shit (for the lack of better word) MTU, why not tie up with TATA?? I mean afterall they OWN Jaguar/Land Rover and we all know LR has built many military vehicles/trucks. Their current Range Rover HSE model (USA) has 500 or 550 ponies, I'm sure with a year o...
by Sagar G
07 Feb 2010 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Agni 3 tested successfully
Replies: 129
Views: 27967

Re: Agni 3 tested successfully

During the course of flight the Missile reached a peak height of 350 kms


Hmmmm so is the A3 going to be tweaked into an A-SAT weapon ???
by Sagar G
31 Jan 2010 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 799132

Re: LCA news and discussion

The article above mentioned that it would be without a radar at IOC. Another Jag or 27 the IAF needs not !!! :(( Why cant they mate the radar before IOC? ADA is not working day and night to give IAF another "Jag or 27" so don't worry about that. The LCA will have a radar in it and that to...
by Sagar G
30 Jan 2010 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 799132

Re: LCA news and discussion

Willy wrote: What good is the LCA without a radar????????????


Who told you that it will not have one ???????????
by Sagar G
10 Jan 2010 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5259
Views: 1079465

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

multiple problems.. any chiwaalas with biskoot news on these? Saar just a few post above your's says something totally different The engine had performed exceedingly well in high-altitude tests in Russia, Dr. Saraswat said. “We want to use the Kaveri engine for the advanced medium combat aircraft. ...
by Sagar G
09 Jan 2010 00:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 932810

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The IAF seems t be very serious about a 100% Indian NGFA even if it wouldn't be a pure 5th gen a/c. It wants a pure 5th gen aircraft As per official documentation by the IAF, it wants the MCA to be a twin-pilot configured multirole stealth aircraft capable of "close air support, all weather in...
by Sagar G
08 Jan 2010 23:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 932810

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The positive point that I find from the article is that IAF is pushing DRDO to deliver what it wants and is not ready to make any compromise on that, this will have a very positive impact on Indian R&D.
by Sagar G
06 Jan 2010 01:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 494163

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Is the DRDO developing any active defensive system for Arjun Mk.2 like the Active Arena Countermeasures System :?:
by Sagar G
04 Jan 2010 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5259
Views: 1079465

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

SSridhar wrote:Shri Saraswat on Kaveri
The engine had performed exceedingly well in high-altitude tests in Russia, Dr. Saraswat said. “We want to use the Kaveri engine for the advanced medium combat aircraft. It will also power ships.”


:)

I hope the engine parameters are also released soon.
by Sagar G
03 Jan 2010 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forum Piskology Thread
Replies: 176
Views: 9957

Re: BR Forum Feedback

Moderators must not be barred from posting in any thread, I think this forum lacks an Unjoin button (I haven't been able to locate it if it is already there then read on). People having issues with any mod for whatever reason it may be, either they settle those "issues" on a personal level...
by Sagar G
03 Jan 2010 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 637982

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

saar ji, most of the time these decisions are taken after much thought. if they have made it public it means they must have a good reason for it. if it is otherwise we will soon hear news of heads rolling due to this leak. it is not possible neither acceptable for us to pass judgement on those deci...
by Sagar G
03 Jan 2010 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 637982

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

the decision to go public or not is taken at MOD/PMO level rather than DRDO. don't shoot the messenger. But saar the messenger here is the Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister so he could have advised atleast MoD (if not PMO) to refrain from going public about such sensitive under development tec...
by Sagar G
03 Jan 2010 18:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 637982

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

"India is putting together building blocks of technology that could be used to neutralise enemy satellites," Defence Research and Development Organisation Director General V K Saraswat told reporters on the sidelines of the 97th Indian Science Congress. This should have been kept a secret...
by Sagar G
02 Jan 2010 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 932810

Re: Indian Military Aviation

A brightspark from the MoD then offered a solution -- since the rotors of the N-ALH cant fold all the way, why doesnt the navy cut holes on the sides of its ship hangars to accomodate the rotors. Representing the services, the navy men had keep their cool but one officer couldnt bite his lip any mo...
by Sagar G
31 Dec 2009 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 932810

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I believe everyone does this, but only dharmically minded Indians experience a mild sense of untruth to find ourselves doing that. Absolutely true saar, everyone does this so we should not be ashamed of doing it. Once I also belonged to this "dharmic group" but as soon as I came to know a...
by Sagar G
29 Dec 2009 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 932810

Re: Indian Military Aviation

collaborating in secret and then claiming that what we came up with is an authentic Indian design.


Like we did in...... ?????
by Sagar G
29 Dec 2009 02:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 637982

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

So what benefit does the Russian help provide?


Safety I guess. We are designing a manned spacecraft for the first time and it will be only wise to take the consultation of an established player in the field who would be by our side to tell Hey buddy u are going wrong there
by Sagar G
28 Dec 2009 00:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 737620

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

french for the moment IIRC, work on desi seeker is on-going. check the aero India thread in archives. Found about it in the aero india thread but it doesn't mention about the country of origin. A bit disappointed, I thought that we are using desi one as info about it was published in techfocusfeb 2...
by Sagar G
27 Dec 2009 23:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 737620

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

To all Gurus here, please answer this trainee's nadaan question too :)

The nag missile's seeker is an indigenous one or of foreign origin
by Sagar G
27 Dec 2009 20:16
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: RIP B Harry (1983-2007)
Replies: 160
Views: 22083

Re: RIP B Harry

I always thought who this guy was never knew that this is the way I will come to know him :(

RIP B Harry
by Sagar G
26 Dec 2009 01:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 737620

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The nag missile's seeker is an indigenous one or of foreign origin :?:

Have read conflicting reports regarding it hence asking this question.
by Sagar G
26 Dec 2009 00:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 497778

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

If there is a God who cares about India - please show yourself now Please get the 155mm flowing to our units :(( and let those guns be of the self-propelled kind and let there be several thousand of them (we can buy 10 of them for the price of one Su30) and let half of them be of the ultra-light ki...
by Sagar G
25 Dec 2009 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 438084

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

pylons and weapon systems can be made stealthy too.


Are these operational in any AF's around the world or still under experimentation :?:
by Sagar G
25 Dec 2009 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 438084

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

I thought u missed the including part.
by Sagar G
25 Dec 2009 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 438084

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

16 hard points when stealth is not quite so important , that is quite something.


:eek:

PAK FA is a fifth generation stealth oriented plane or did I miss something :-?
by Sagar G
23 Dec 2009 23:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 974973

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Rahul M wrote:we should congratulate the pakis for setting a record with the F-22P induction ! it is the first major new built surface ship in PN's history !


How much of a threat is this going to be for Indian Navy :?:
by Sagar G
22 Dec 2009 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 518874

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I have 1 question for starters,,,
Why is our weapons program so transparent??i.e., why the GOI doesnt build our defence forces in a secretive manner the way Chinese does..


Simple, because we are a democracy.

Yippee my first post :D

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