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by mody
29 Dec 2018 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4071
Views: 875607

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Has the NaVic constellation been fully operationalized? 7 satellites are now in orbit and were reportedly functioning well. But there has been further news on this. Chipsets to receive the signals from NaVic were to be developed and many were hoping for all smartphones being sold in India to come bu...
by mody
28 Dec 2018 14:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650525

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

As usual pakis are lying. They have to get the IMF loans, just released partial information to IMF about the projects with low interests rates. The projects with high rate of returns have been conveniently not mentioned. The railways projects (Karachi Peshawar line, Karachi circular railways and ot...
by mody
27 Dec 2018 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650525

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan to repay China $40 Billion over 20 years for CPEC https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/pakistan-to-repay-china-40-billion-for-cpec-projects-says-report/story-2NquR90EzRtyTj2DZ0l7GP.html "It was widely reported earlier that the Chinese investment in CPEC was to the tune of $50 bn, ...
by mody
25 Dec 2018 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265680

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The pakis have access to Beidou military grade signal. Apart from China, Pakistan is the only country given access to the military grade signal from Beidou. If the Chinese have a Beidou guided mortar solution, the pakis will try to get iyt. With all things Chinese it will probably not be as expensiv...
by mody
21 Dec 2018 15:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Astra and Astra MKII is the way to go for Tejas MK1 and MK1A. The fear that I have is that it may turn out to be Derby and Derby-ER instead. Derby has been tested and will be used with the MK1. However, post FoC, as the Astra finishes the LSP stage and enters the SP stage, it should be integrated wi...
by mody
17 Dec 2018 15:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650525

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

why not do a trade agreement and sell them things like automobiles, metals and ensure these critical manufacturing capabilities are never developed there. Also earn some forex in return to buy platform and ammunitions to counter them. Effectively they will be sponsoring what we spend on them and no...
by mody
17 Dec 2018 15:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Selection of Elta 8222 pod is a disappointment. I guess the decision was taken simply to have a system fast and have it compatible with the radar. For a desi solution, it would have to work in conjunction with the Radar and that development would delay the aircraft by maybe 1 year or more. However, ...
by mody
15 Dec 2018 18:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650525

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

X Posted on the Terroristan Thread IMF package: Softening stances raise hope of early bailout deal - Shahabaz Rana The government has already consumed $1 billion that Saudi Arabia disbursed last month How pakistan can consume something they are not supposed to consume! Didn't Saudis just park their...
by mody
15 Dec 2018 18:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650525

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

I am really surprised that we haven't used our economic strength to destroy the paki economy. We should have something like a sanctions program. MNC's can choose to either do business in India or with Pakistan. Even open up the multi brand retail to all companies, with 100% ownership, with the condi...
by mody
15 Dec 2018 18:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3911
Views: 650525

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Any idea on what terms have the Saudi's given the $3Billion to the napakis? The total package was for 6 billion. 3 billion in deferred payment for oil for upto 1 year. For the balance 3 billion, what are the repayment terms and is there going to be any interest or its on Islamic banking tradition of...
by mody
14 Dec 2018 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4371
Views: 745875

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

There was a mistake in my earlier reply. What I thought I was typing is not what I typed :roll: . Happens to me when I type on a flight. What I wanted to type was that HAL always wanted to design the LUH around the a derivative of the Shakti engine. And it did so, Shakti is Ardiden 1H1. LUH uses th...
by mody
14 Dec 2018 14:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

During the investigation, 57 R&AW officers, including some from the top ranks, were found to be regularly sharing information with Rabinder Singh. A post-mortem in the case revealed that about two dozen officers had actively colluded with him in leaking the intelligence to Langley. No action wa...
by mody
13 Dec 2018 19:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 451577

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

We are in the process of upgrading the BMP2 with new indigenous engines. I think the rating will be close to 400-450 HP. Not sure about the gearbox. FICV should have a minimum indigenous level of 60% with 100% IP. We have the armour knowhow, the engine tech for a 450 HP engine exists and new engines...
by mody
13 Dec 2018 15:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Astra is a BVR missile. It has to be guided by the plane's radar until the terminal phase (where it's radar takes over). That is why it is tricky. Either we have to provide source code (or some code) or ELTA for the integration, most likely we will compromise (what is new). That's why almost all pl...
by mody
13 Dec 2018 15:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

^^^ The words spoken like a General (or movie director): questions, opinions and list of directives .... Albeit 99.99% of us are arm-chair generals of an army of arm-chair soilders & workers, with empty pocketed stake holders. Just time-pass in front of an idiot box called a Web browser.. Frust...
by mody
13 Dec 2018 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4371
Views: 745875

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Haridas ji, I don't know which model you saw. But, there were a few ostensible changes from the original design: The original design envisioned a 2 bladed tail rotor. But, a decision was made quite early to change to 4 blades. The fairing for the engine and transmission has seen major changes. The ...
by mody
12 Dec 2018 17:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Is there any new about Astra MK-II? It was supposed to feature a dual pulse motor. The NGARM already uses a dual pulse motor and the initial tests have begun. The Seeker for the Astra MK-II, will probably be the same as Astra MK-1. However, if the diameter of the missile is bigger, maybe a larger se...
by mody
12 Dec 2018 17:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Integration of Astra with the Tejas should be taken up after FoC. Perhaps June 2019 timeframe. I think Derby and R-77 (the promised performance), should be the baseline for the Astra MK-1. I hope the Radar deal doesn't mean we have to buy an X number of Derby and proposed Derby-ER as well.
by mody
11 Dec 2018 15:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So Indian EW suite solution being currently worked on will not come? A few pages back on this thread I had asked about it and I think Indranil had confirmed that an indigenous solution was in the works. Seems like plug and play is the solution now. Seems odd, as we have already developed an EW pod f...
by mody
06 Dec 2018 14:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4071
Views: 875607

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

The SC-160 or SC-200 first stage, with the SCE-200 engine, will replace the L110 stage of the MK3. This will increase the capacity to 5.5 or max 6 tons. Hopefully this will be ready by 2022-23. Then India will be fully self reliant for all satellite launches. The ULV when it comes will be able to ta...
by mody
28 Nov 2018 13:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 951
Views: 157156

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rafael-M cannot fit on the Vikrant and Vikramaditya lifts. From the dimensions given in Wiki, it seems doable, just about, but in reality it seems, it is not possible without modifications in either the plane or the ships. The F-18 has a better chance as with folding wings, it can be fitted on the l...
by mody
24 Nov 2018 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2219
Views: 497649

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

$500 million is not only for ToT. Some of the parts of the ship will also be included.
by mody
23 Nov 2018 14:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Austin wrote:Why didnt US Stinger participated in this competition


Seems odd given that Raytheon had been peddling Javlin not too long ago. 5,000 thousand missiles is a fairly good order size.
by mody
22 Nov 2018 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2219
Views: 497649

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Another source for the $500 million deal that has been signed with Russia for the Admiral Grigorivich class frigates to be built at GSL India signs USD 500 million deal to built 2 Russian stealth frigates ...... Delivery is in 2026. 8 years from the signing date. I think VERY late. I wonder why did...
by mody
22 Nov 2018 14:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

One point ignored in all the clutter is that of the payment terms offered by the Russians. It seems to avoid the CAATSA net, we have agreed on rupee payment with the Russians. It seems to have been confirmed during Putin's last visit. No way the French or the Swedes can offer that. Out of the three ...
by mody
31 Oct 2018 19:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

LRSAM for Indian Navy IAI will provide $777 million worth of Barak 8 missile defense systems, known as LRSAM in India, for seven ships.The contract to outfit the ships with missile defense systems is with Bharat Electronics Limited. The contract builds on $2.5 billion in deals signed last year, inc...
by mody
30 Oct 2018 14:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 748994

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Kartik, There were many articles on the OFB developed Sharang upgrade. Basically the barrel, breech, the recoil system and the electronics for gun laying. Only gun carriage is retained form original. During the 1990s decade IA bought man of the M-46 available as part of Warsaw pact demobilization. ...
by mody
25 Oct 2018 18:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Are the ELta 2032's for the 10 LCA Tejas Trainers beign built? These trainers will be IOC standard right? All trainers are to be FoC standard. The order for the radars is most likely for the FoC birds and trainers. The chart above from Ajai Shukla is wrong. He has left out the 20 FoC birds. We are ...
by mody
23 Oct 2018 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2219
Views: 497649

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

U209+scorpene hybrid is the way to go for SSK. We have the ToT for both and we have built both of them from scratch. The electronics and combat management systems etc. have come directly from OEM. But we can make the entire hull on our own. We also have a decent sonar, indigenous batteries and now a...
by mody
19 Oct 2018 15:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

IAF used Paveway-II and Griffin-III. As compared to this, Sudarshan was way off. We can try to develop further. I am not sure, why the development has not been taken up. Now IAF seems to have standardized on Griffin. Maybe the price of the kit vs. the development cost doesn't add up. Or DRDO and IAF...
by mody
16 Oct 2018 13:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

What kind of guidance does Garuda and Garuthma have? Is it only satellite guidance or do they have any other form of guidance as well? If it is satellite guidance, is it using our Navic system or GPS/GLONASS combo? Do we have a follow up program to the Sudarshan for laser guidance kit for HSLD bombs...
by mody
08 Oct 2018 17:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

News report claiming leak of Brahmos capability by DRDO employee to paki agents. Don't know how serious it is.
by mody
08 Oct 2018 15:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

We are going to get 5 squadrons, comprising of 10 firing units. This is crucial. We will potentially have 10 deployed units and not just 5. We can even have 4 for the eastern border and 6 units for the western. China has purchased 6 batteries of the S400 system. Don't know if a battery and firing un...
by mody
08 Oct 2018 14:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

For MK1A, will there be a dedicated hardpoint for the EW pod? Currently the Tejas has 8 hardpoints. & for weapons and drop tanks and 1 dedicated point for the Litening pod. For the EW pod being developed, will the MK1A get an additional dedicated hardpoint, or will the EW pod use one of the exis...
by mody
06 Oct 2018 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4371
Views: 745875

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A sigh of relief, no Ka-226. Maybe the negotiations will go on, till the LUH receives IOC and is ready for production. Then some other deals will be offered to the Russians and the Ka-226 will be given a quite burial, like the Israeli Spike deal.
by mody
26 Sep 2018 12:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The important question right now is if we have ordered the GE-F404 engines for the MK1A aircrafts. No news on the same. Only 40 engines have been ordered for MK1 planes. HAL will likely finish the manufacture of 16 IOC-2 planes by March 2019. From April onwards production for FOC planes is to begin....
by mody
19 Sep 2018 12:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

What are the major bottlenecks for enhanced production of Tejas? Surely at this time it is no longer the lack of orders. And the line is active with established supply chain. So what gives? The SOP for SP21 onwards-FOC aircrafts is not yet fixed. IAF is asking for SDR to be included as part of FOC....
by mody
19 Sep 2018 11:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144158

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

The news says that the Akash-1S has already been tested. However, no news of the tests have ever been posted. Good news though that 2 additional regiments have been ordered for the Army. Any news on the order for additional 7 squadrons for the IAF? Last heard, it was still under price negotiations. ...
by mody
18 Sep 2018 15:44
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 921865

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The current production is being done on two lines. 5+3 for a total of 8 per year capacity. What needs to be done urgently is to increase to 16 from 8 the new production line that is being set at HAL. About 1,380 crores have been sanctioned for this. Increase the outlay by another 50% and maybe we mi...
by mody
12 Sep 2018 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 538838

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Air India owns 3 Boeing 777LR aircraft which are not used much and are not the most optimum configuration for the B777s. All other B777s with Air India are the 'ER' version. It would be worth exploring if the same can be converted as refuelling aircrafts for the IAF. It would be a win-win for everyo...

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