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by pragnya
03 Dec 2013 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 442965

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Interesting development. ADE has a tender for 8 engines and 12 propellers for Rustom 2 . These engines are much more powerful than the "selected" Rotax 914F3 which they had reported in tenders just a week back. .......... they might be from Honeywell if one goes by this. they are 'partner...
by pragnya
02 Dec 2013 21:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870585

Re: Small Arms Thread

There seems to be some confusion here. Kalantak(Rejected) and Milap(?) are for Carbine role, MSMC IMO is for SMG role. MSMC is in the final phases of the trails and should be finished by this month. Links: Link1 Link2 Any specifications of Milap? Its caliber or design? I think Zittara is a better c...
by pragnya
01 Dec 2013 12:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870585

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. Amogh which was an OFB effort did not find favour with IA. even paramilitary also was not enthused by it as of may 2011. however it seem...
by pragnya
30 Nov 2013 13:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

CJ can you please detail the highlighted?? i have no idea about that and would appreciate your explanation. TIA. As I know, the missile itself is not maneuverable. It has a depressed trajectory, which papers are calling maneuverable trajectory. But, when the warhead head separates from the rocket, ...
by pragnya
30 Nov 2013 10:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

chackojoseph wrote:pragnya

It's maneuverability of warhead and not the missile. It is still an area denial missile.


CJ can you please detail the highlighted?? i have no idea about that and would appreciate your explanation. TIA.
by pragnya
30 Nov 2013 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

note: for people who usually bash me for maximalist rants , these are NOT blackjacks...I have downsized my dreams to a more modest scale :roll: don't count me in that. when i said - Shaurya has the huge advantage in range over Brahmos. @ 1000km it can still take a considerable payload...enough to r...
by pragnya
29 Nov 2013 19:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Dhanush is area denial missile. It can, but is not hit to kill. I doubt it will survive ABM defences of Liaoning, if it has one. So its better to shower ordinance and make the AC to restrict operation. Brahmos is Hit to kill and hence the hypersonic version. Shaurya would be unnecessary effort. Sho...
by pragnya
28 Nov 2013 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Nobody has really answered my question about MiG's MTOW without a catapult assist on Vikramaditya. On other forums, people are saying that the MiG fighters will only offer minimal value as fleet defence fighters since they can only take off with 4000 kgs instead of 9000 kgs and because of this, thi...
by pragnya
27 Nov 2013 10:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

And here I was, thinking that this whole Dhanush-showbaaji is linked to an evil-baniya-yindoo way of trying to master IRBM-class-sea-based-ABM platform technology. :twisted: After all, from a platform pov, how different would be the ABM missile launchers, form those of a Dhanush/Prithvi BM - not mu...
by pragnya
27 Nov 2013 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 345004

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

We aren't going to get that many. There are 13 available after the ones on order are delivered and those white tails are the last C-17s that will be available. the IAF needs to get in line for the 6 that they originally wanted..if they don't process the follow-on deal quickly (by 2015), even gettin...
by pragnya
27 Nov 2013 10:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Why are they wasting time with the Dhanush, when Prahaar has been designated as the Prithvi replacement. The Dhanush missile being quite cumbersome and it's delivery system - liquid propellants, unstabilized vertical launcher for 5 ton missile are all problematic. Better luck with the Prahaar. LD, ...
by pragnya
21 Nov 2013 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

MN Kumar wrote:
pragnya wrote:http://www.livefistdefence.com/2013/11/1st-indian-pilot-to-land-on-vikramaditya_19.html


He was flying backseat and it was not a solo landing.


indeed but it is still landing all the same!! the question by Nikhil was also not about 'solo' landing.
by pragnya
21 Nov 2013 17:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205154

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Karan M, can you clarify the following please?? Akash orders for IAF stands at 8sq of which 1 is implemented (gwalior), 2nd is under implementation (lohegaon, pune) and the rest is as we know is for the NE. IA orders is for 2 regiments and not 2sq as i had misread. now in the link you gave in the a...
by pragnya
21 Nov 2013 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Nikhil T wrote:Why have no Indian Navy pilots landed on the Vik yet? We definitely have MiG 29k pilots, some of which have trained with USN aircraft carriers. Have they not been trained by Russian Navy pilots?


http://www.livefistdefence.com/2013/11/ ... ya_19.html
by pragnya
19 Nov 2013 13:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

srin wrote:Does OFB manufacture AK 630 ? That might explain things a bit.


it does under licence.
by pragnya
18 Nov 2013 17:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104136

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

not permanently. jaguars and su30s operate there in small units for certain times but no fixed base. even though the ANC recommended basing SU 30MKIs at car nicobar it was decided later by the Tri-services command to base them in Kalaikunda instead with Tsunami as the major factor in the decision.
by pragnya
15 Nov 2013 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

GeorgeWelch wrote:neeraj already dug up the info. It wasn't law, it was just the manufacturer.


come on George. USA which arm twists majority of nations to their bidding will hold back on a paltry threat from Alenia for double digit number of C 27Js, even if they have to take them along for the resale.
by pragnya
15 Nov 2013 19:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

George,

thanks for clearing up the issue as for as lifecycle costs. :)

can you throw more light on the law forbidding the resale of C-27Js or any other?? last i read US was looking to sell them to Taiwan and others.
by pragnya
15 Nov 2013 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

^^^ mody, concur with you but what is 'perplexing' to understand is C 27J lifecycle cost is 'more' than C 130J atleast to the US!!! considering they have the same engines as C-130J and 2 of them instead of 4!! something is amiss. :roll: Former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz testified ...
by pragnya
15 Nov 2013 10:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166045

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

just my thoughts. may be Kartik, Karan M can explain better. If we notice the previous posts on the Flight updates, I noticed that LSP-8 was really being pushed wrt number of flights compared with others. And, therefore, would be a template, for the SPs under manufacture/assembly. yes. i too think s...
by pragnya
14 Nov 2013 11:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166045

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

From the link posted above by pragnya, HAL will than manufacture 40 GE F-404 engines in two lots of 20 each for Tejas Mk-I for IAF and another 100 GE F-414 engines for Tejas Mk-II. They men the Aircraft and the not the engines right?? Pratyush, i think you are right. it is the aircrafts not the eng...
by pragnya
14 Nov 2013 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166045

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

This year?? There's only 48 days left in this year (including all weekends and holidays). How the heck are they going to build one every 12-16 days? Is he counting the already built LSPs in that figure? Or has the production line been already functioning for a while? Armen, would expect that the cu...
by pragnya
13 Nov 2013 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

There is much more at stake here than the 56 aircrafts. We need to build an aero industry here. I firmly support IAF here. Even if the C-27J is chosen, I wish the FMS route is never taken. i too support IAF's decision to involve the pvt sector as the HAL has too much on plate but the fact is none i...
by pragnya
13 Nov 2013 09:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

IAF had issued an RFI for 16 medium transports in 2010 to which ALENIA had responded with C 27J as part AVRO replacement. this morphed later as 56 (16 outright buy) of which 40 to be produced by the indian pvt sector venture only - per IAF - which is in contention now. now it seems the US which orde...
by pragnya
08 Nov 2013 18:17
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 58853

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

for those in India who want to buy vivek's book in hardcopy http://pothi.com/pothi/book/vivek-ahuja-chimera got it in a couple of days. we already know about the content but I would just like to mention that the book looks quite well made, paper quality, cover is top notch. just ordered. thanks. go...
by pragnya
08 Nov 2013 09:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 170647

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

I like the repot though , not taking a side but just sticking to the story. Anyways looks like this is normal teething problem may be a more powerful fume extractor will do the job. yes. would not be a problem that can't be easily solved. What would be interesting to know is if this issue persists ...
by pragnya
07 Nov 2013 22:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

^^^

IR, small nitpick. the development time was 6 yrs starting from feb 2009 so maiden flight was slated for early 2015. if things go on schedule as you pointed out it means 'all is well'.

IIRC the chetak/cheetah line is still open.
by pragnya
07 Nov 2013 18:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163945

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

MELSS (a Murugappa group company) produces the following simulators - Small Arms Training Simulators (IFATS) Aircraft Part Task Training Simulator Aircraft Systems Maintenance Simulator - Mirage 2000 Ship's Bridge & Engine Room Simulator Sea King , Sea Harrier Maintenance Training Simulator Navi...
by pragnya
07 Nov 2013 12:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175662

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Guys,I know sometimes thinking outside the box is a "thought too far",but reading Austin's post/report,and the delay in the NLCA arriving-perhaps 5 yrs. from now would be the earliest induction,what about using/developing a naval version of the Hawk if funds permit? It could be a useful A...
by pragnya
07 Nov 2013 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166045

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

IIRC even SU 30MKI airframe life too is 3000hrs. considering the Mig 21s with much less life have been flogged for 50yrs now, it is going to be a great journey for the LCA. the requirements were framed keeping in mind the MiG-21 replacement..hence a 3000 hour design life was considered to be adequa...
by pragnya
07 Nov 2013 10:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175662

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Guys,I know sometimes thinking outside the box is a "thought too far",but reading Austin's post/report,and the delay in the NLCA arriving-perhaps 5 yrs. from now would be the earliest induction, what about using/developing a naval version of the Hawk if funds permit? It could be a useful ...
by pragnya
07 Nov 2013 10:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 12706

Re: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion

Dear Viv,a lighter BMos is in the works and from various reports,will be available from 2015 onwards in service.There is a version for the IN too from this report.Some have said that the MKI's will be able to carry 3,while others say 2,and even IN MIG-29Ks will be able to carry the air-launched ver...
by pragnya
07 Nov 2013 10:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166045

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Cool info Kartik. 3000 hours is itself around 16.67 yrs worth of use @ IAF std 180 hrs/yr. My devious chankian mind tells me that if they were to replace the MK1s at that time, that'd be another 40 MK2s.. but I guess it might last for several more years. So basically it will enter a full overhaul a...
by pragnya
06 Nov 2013 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 12706

Re: Alternatives to MMRCA - News & Discussion

arthuro,

while you have every right to defend Rafale, it does not have to be - by 'bad mouthing' an indian effort of LCA mark 2 - for which engines are being procured, sanctions have been made and is in full steam development.

does not behove you or anybody doing similar.
by pragnya
06 Nov 2013 10:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166045

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Please do!! i was referring to this (little digging helped) TOI article - posting in full. LCA, Rafale pilots share notes on flying Prashanth G N, TNN Feb 13, 2011, 02.53am IST BANGALORE: The French kiss is legendary. Now, what about an Indo-French one? It must be a blast -- Indian spiritual sense ...
by pragnya
06 Nov 2013 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 132864

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

Magalyaan is using a minimum energy transfer orbit called the Hohman Transfer Orbit Could you please explain this a little more? Very interesting in understanding how they timed the launch to derive benefit from this transfer orbit. PS: Vina, thanks. Ejumacate us please, when you have the time. A p...
by pragnya
06 Nov 2013 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 166045

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

It would be interesting to see more on the French and Israeli pilots bit. Did they fly the aircraft or get access to the flight sim rigs? Also he implies wake penetration in EF is not a done deal or was not at the time of MMRCA. Karan, IIRC during AEROINDIA 2011, i did read reports of french pilots...
by pragnya
05 Nov 2013 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 723519

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

^^^

well said Negi sab and since 'you are in good mood' you could have topped up your comment with another of those couplet!! :)
by pragnya
05 Nov 2013 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 723519

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

So HELINA supports LOAL too and this was back in 2011, I am not sure what is the need for PARS then as it is under the leadership of Maan-niya PM ji I don't expect IA seeing any action in coming year , so why this hurry ? Last I checked even PARS 3 was in development until mid 2011 so on what groun...
by pragnya
05 Nov 2013 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission
Replies: 2752
Views: 132864

Re: Mangalyaan : ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission

watched it full on DD national. awesome show by ISRO. copybook it was. as Pratik Das mentioned the re. vel which was a touch higher was corrected in the course. congrats.

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