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by Austin
01 Feb 2009 16:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Saumitra sir , welcome back ...... AR & RP seems well funded :wink:

Any idea about this SCAN or “multi-spectral seeker” being developed for this block II Brahmos ?
by Austin
30 Jan 2009 15:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 31268

Re: International Military Discussion

X Posting from Keypubs Interesting Article on Iskander “Effective range” of Iskander is a conditional notion. Most likely, the ballistic range of Iskander-E would be equal 500 km approximately, because it is a derivative of the Soviet “Oka” of 1980s, and somewhat longer for more advanced Iskander-M...
by Austin
30 Jan 2009 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

In 1980's a US RAND or military study US identified Indore as an ideal BMD site against Russia. Consider this: 1, Russian attack from north pole is covered by ABM assets based in Canada, 2, Now Poland added to missile defense (ostensibly from evil and all powerful Eyiran) 3, North Pacific has estab...
by Austin
30 Jan 2009 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 339473

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

The key thing for us was the Kill Box we needed was between 50 - 80 Km , the leekers would be taken care off at 20 - 30 km which is AAD. The Arrow 2 has a Kill Box of 40 - 50 Km , similarly S-300V and PAC-3 were of 40 and 20 Km , so none satisfied our requirement. The only one which could do was Tha...
by Austin
30 Jan 2009 10:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The SM-3 and Thaad are in a class of its own .... the PAD and AAD are designed to meet Indian needs , so comparision is futile.
by Austin
30 Jan 2009 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 339473

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

We have evaluated the S-300PMU's and S-300V extensively in Russia and in desert exercises at Rajasthan , but the system suffered breakdown and did not performed the way it was advertised , hence we did not opt for S-300 system as it did not meet our requirement. The reports of we purchasing any S-30...
by Austin
28 Jan 2009 09:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Apart from hydrophone arrays in leased facilities (listening stations, bases, sensors) in almost all corners of global shoreline, the US does have large sprinkling of hydrophone in high sea with secured RF connectivity via relay sats in space. The high sea is fee use by all nations of word. One may...
by Austin
27 Jan 2009 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

imho, per the agreement and russian mil requirements has not included brahmos into their own mil use. this was one of India's request to add brahmos into russian mil hardware... so far, we have not heard an yes from them. they have remained silent. and i am not sure if the agreement has any commitm...
by Austin
27 Jan 2009 16:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

A compliment of 3 - 4 satellites in geo-synchronous orbits and 4 - 5 more satellite in medium earth orbit can reliably locate missile launch from land or sea that can also feed Indian ABM sensor network. Will these number provide Global Coverage or its foot print will be limited to IOR/PakChina ? S...
by Austin
23 Jan 2009 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 409116

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

The fifth-generation fighter MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Ilya Kramnik) - Russian designers are currently developing a fifth-generation fighter plane, also known as the Advanced Front-Line Aviation Complex (PAK FA) for Russia's Air Force. The new warplane is to replace fourth-generatio...
by Austin
22 Jan 2009 07:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

IMHO no new seeker hardware, just makes it impossible to detect this craft by Aegis class radars. BrahMos has otherwise very small RCS, there will be some narrow peaks in frontal section and this new slanted + jagged edge nose rim abates even that RCS. So for all practical purpose the missile has n...
by Austin
21 Jan 2009 15:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

p_saggu wrote:^
This is the standard nosecone configuration, I am talking about a changed design of the nosecone which was black in colour and its shape suggested a Stealth design employed


Do these black nose indicate any alternate terminal guidance test , like IIR or a dual IIR/RF guidance ?
by Austin
20 Jan 2009 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

It's not the missile. It's the telemetry that gets screwed.No telemetry - no information about missile's performance. Obviously - if it hits the target - that's fine. But how to find out what went wrong if it does not hit the target? Have you read this excerpt from AM Rajkumar's book about what hap...
by Austin
20 Jan 2009 14:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The missile was to be test-fired for the third time in desert conditions on January 18 but it was postponed to January 20 due to heavy fog and rain in the area. I am just wondering if few of these tests should be carried out in practical conditions like fog and rain , to see if these missile can wo...
by Austin
15 Jan 2009 09:36
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 277218

Re: Aero India 2009

To AeroIndia veterans , is it possible to purchase tickets off the counter or online for the business days , preferably the first two days of AeroIndia ?

Thanks
by Austin
09 Jan 2009 10:38
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai
Replies: 714
Views: 51723

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism after Mumbai

One more and we will act is a retarded argument , if we have/had the will to act we would have acted long back , the operative word of GOI is one more and we will wait for the next event to act.
by Austin
04 Jan 2009 13:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 634698

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

They should have upgraded the CBI and formalised its charter. There are no purely terrorism acts. They all have an economic angle to it. I suspect the NIA is a way for the US to get its toehold in Indian internal security apparatus. IB is off limits as it is. But mumble mumble singh is acting like ...
by Austin
03 Jan 2009 13:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 562
Views: 10459

Re: International nuclear watch & discussion

First N-bomb was built under Benazir govt: ex-US official WASHINGTON, Jan 2: Pakistan built its first functioning nuclear weapon when the late prime minister Benazir Bhutto was in power, says former US Air Force secretary Thomas Reed. Mr Reed, a trained weapons designer, made this claim in a book —...
by Austin
31 Dec 2008 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The most difficult part of dealing with Carrier ( CBG ) is to find where it exist in open sea , CBG have been known to simply dissapear in open seas. Even if one finds it , the CBG is constantly moving target , with layered defence provided by AWACS/Aircraft and Submarine out to 500 Km , not to ment...
by Austin
31 Dec 2008 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

yes, I agree to what you say. btw, is there any navy that uses BMs for conventional strike role ? Not that I know off , Cruise Missile seems to be in fashion on board surface ships. But Shourya is very unique in its category and class , I dont know of any country which has such a system with is can...
by Austin
31 Dec 2008 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 12480

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

austin, what kind of a warhead are you envisaging ? what would be its blast radius ? let's say, shourya is aimed at a DDG and fired. how far can the DDG move during shourya's flight time ? I assume you would probably compensate for this movement by extrapolating the DDG's path but what if it starts...
by Austin
30 Dec 2008 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 18872

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Austin, unless nuclear armed that CEP won't be effective against moving targets. I don't think it can be fed target data through datalink like cruise missiles nor will it have an on board seeker.that means it will be a one trick pony, usable against fixed land targets only. against land attack you ...
by Austin
29 Dec 2008 21:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 18872

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

That's a very old idea. Here's a pic of the old Italian cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi fitted with four Polaris tubes in 1961 fiting one. So were some US cruisers. http://www.marina.difesa.it/storia/Almanacco/Parte04/images/Foto04g/n0432dg.jpg Reason subs is becase they're inherently stealthy that incr...
by Austin
29 Dec 2008 21:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 18872

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Can Shourya be used aboard our larger naval warships instead of Brahmos.perhasps in an inclined mode is not possible to fit in VLS silos? Emm ... not a bad idea to arm capital ships ( new 4x P-15B and 7x P-17A ) with 10 VLS modules of Shourya each, VLS launch should be possible from a moving ship, ...
by Austin
22 Dec 2008 10:51
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 277218

Re: Aero India 2009

shiv wrote:
Austin wrote:Is it possible to get ticket for the 1st three days of AI 09 ?


You will need 3 tickets


Have they started distributing the tickets for AeroIndia ?
by Austin
22 Dec 2008 08:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 18872

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

An interceptor an be fired provided in the first place someone can first detect there is a missile coming their way before he can press the fire button. The extremely small cross section, no fins or winglets and flying at 100,000 ft the missile is very hard to detect. I expect the RCS in frontal 90...
by Austin
22 Dec 2008 07:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 18872

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

hi Gurus... the difference in capabilities between Shourya a "tactical" missile and a cruise missile seems to be very blurred....Whay isnt Shourya categorised as a cruise missile? ok given that it can be launched from a silo, but what other feature distinguishes it from a cruise missile? ...
by Austin
21 Dec 2008 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 18872

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Thanks Arun , have been waiting for your comment on Shourya , so 2600 km should be good enough to cover many of coastal installation of China. When you say 30 Km ~ 700 km range hypersonic flight is a challenge to fleet defense system , are you trying to say that Sagarika can actually attack a CBG or...
by Austin
17 Dec 2008 20:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 18872

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Arun Sir we have the missile info now Shourya can reach targets 700 km away, carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads. It is 10 metres long and 74 cm in diameter and weighs 6.2 tonnes. It is a two-stage missile and both its stages are powered by solid propellants. Its flight time is 500 secon...
by Austin
15 Dec 2008 16:03
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 277218

Re: Aero India 2009

Is it possible to get ticket for the 1st three days of AI 09 ?
by Austin
13 Dec 2008 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19274

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I dont know what do they mean by invisible to any radar , any rcs reducing paint is effective only for certain bands of radio waves , no rcs paint can ever be effective in absorbing radio waves across all the spectrum Radar absorbing paint have been sucessfully developed by countries like Europe , U...
by Austin
13 Dec 2008 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 339473

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

I think the way it will work is both PAD and AAD will be fired in quick time interval , much before PAD reaches the kill window. If PAD hits the target great , AAD will just have to go by , if PAD misses it then AAD will try to do a HTK. I was expecting an Agni type RV as target to simulate an IRBM ...
by Austin
12 Dec 2008 20:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 339473

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

If only when they miss at 80 km then they will have a chance for a 2nd shot at 30 Km. ...30 Km or the endo-atmospheric interceptor will try to destroy the largest surviving debris... Sure but what if there are no largest surviving debris and just small few cm one scattered all over , have you ever ...
by Austin
12 Dec 2008 20:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 339473

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

What do they mean by hit the missile at 80 Km and then hit the remaining debri at 30 Km ? If the Hit is a success then there will be so many debris formed and probably it it disintegrate further till it travels down 50 km. If only when they miss at 80 km then they will have a chance for a 2nd shot a...
by Austin
08 Dec 2008 08:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 518344

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia and US both have mentioned the need to maintain restrain and not to take any punitive action , I dont think any country will overtly say , go and attack selective target in Pakistan since the terrorist came from there , since this sets a bad precedent. But countries like Russia and US may tac...
by Austin
07 Dec 2008 15:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 31268

Re: International Military Discussion

USA will not be able to strike nuclear blow on Russia without response Russia is developing the new equipment for strategic missiles in response to the USA’s initiative to create the missile shield in space. Colonel-General Nikolai Solovtsov, the Commander of the Strategic Missile Troops, said that...
by Austin
06 Dec 2008 11:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5466
Views: 518344

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I think the trip of Medev has been slightly cold. No major new deal and even past deals have not been finalised. I think GoI is tired of Russian brinkmanship on each and every deal. From what I have seen , Russian visits are always cold , the president comes from a day or two , has meeting , eats f...
by Austin
05 Dec 2008 13:33
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Indian Response to Terrorism
Replies: 2748
Views: 144762

Re: Indian Response to Terrorism

Nuclear system ready: Samar ISLAMABAD (Online) - Nuclear scientist Dr Samar Mubarakmand has said the country that uses nuclear weapon first in case of war would get benefit, adding that country’s nuclear system is ready and “we can launch nuclear missiles within short notice of 10 minutes if India ...

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