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by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 07:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1126
Views: 138238

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

where was China when op Cactus 1 happened? and now its a factor only if we let it be
by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3919
Views: 877482

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

They should have an internal help line to report these things, instead of having counter intel find out ...
by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 06:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 552001

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/hawk-i-flies-with-desi-real-time-os-claims-hal/articleshow/62818264.cms Good stuff from HAL, LCH was flying on imported AFCS, then it was replaced with a local one. LCH prototype flying wasn’t stopped just because there was no local AFCS Now the Hawk-I, an ...
by vasu raya
07 Feb 2018 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 610488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me rephrase the question, how much of the Tejas sub systems (both from Mk1 and the projected Mk2) can be substituted in the SEF downselect? so that the Life cycle cost of the selected aircraft can be determined on the buyer's terms. For practical reasons lets say the downselect is Gripen NG . S...
by vasu raya
06 Feb 2018 09:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 610488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Let me rephrase the question, how much of the Tejas sub systems (both from Mk1 and the projected Mk2) can be substituted in the SEF downselect? so that the Life cycle cost of the selected aircraft can be determined on the buyer's terms. For practical reasons lets say the downselect is Gripen NG.
by vasu raya
06 Feb 2018 06:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 610488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Actually its porting of all possible Tejas sub systems to the readily available NG airframe. 2027 is far away no harm in having fun.
by vasu raya
06 Feb 2018 06:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 610488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Vasu Raya to which countries do the Chinese export the flanker derivatives.To my knowledge it is none. It is only the F-7 and JF-17. Only the Mig 21 iterations. On the export bit, Brazil has a Gripen production line if we ever choose the aircraft as part of the SEF program. Brazil built Swedish des...
by vasu raya
05 Feb 2018 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 610488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

srai saab, IAF is willing to place additional orders on the Mk2 standard is common knowledge, whichever strategy gets you there first, not in 2027 though which is a decade away from now which seems to be the current plan according to the above linked article. Let ADA focus on AMCA.
by vasu raya
04 Feb 2018 23:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1717
Views: 297944

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

They speak in Russian and whoever is making the video has the burden of translating to English, good practice
by vasu raya
04 Feb 2018 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 610488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Neshant, With the LCH replacing the imported AFCS (which was in use since the time the prototypes were flying) with a indigenous one and plans get certification in parallel in about 2 years, the Tejas FCS and entire set of sub systems can be used on Gripen-NG airframe and reduce the timeline from 20...
by vasu raya
04 Feb 2018 02:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 293102

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Just want to see night ops as the norm in the encounters in J&K, and they all need to be kitted up for that. while BPJ upgrade is in progress, haven't heard about NVDs ...
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 610488

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Guess ISRO outsourced such commercial distractions to Antrix ...
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 885969

Re: Small Arms Thread

This balanced recoil on small arms, would apply to the chin mounted guns of heptrs too?
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 552001

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

But the path ahead is also the most difficult. Building an unmanned stealth bomber will require the DRDO and its associated agencies to pull hard and away from other UCAV imaginations, variously including stated plans to unman the LCA Tejas itself, the intention to arm India’s Rustom/Tapas long end...
by vasu raya
03 Feb 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 293102

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2015/09/16/pacific-focus-brings-indian-troops-to-jblm-for-1st-time/ Some what condescending but here's an article from that time talking about this. Hope this isnt too OT here. Regarding the wide spread adoption of NVDs, cost may be a factor, then there is t...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 898511

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Its galling to know that the Chinese stole the EMALS designs somehow and IN is suddenly staring at a tech gap with Unkil offering it to let IN leapfrog ...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 293102

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

There are Indian posts on both sides of the fence. Other side of the fence is Indian territory too. It may sound risky, and it is, but those patrols are there to deter any enemy movement on our territory. There is a reason they had to form such hit and run units to harass our patrols, as they do no...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 293102

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

I remember reading in an interview of US SF(?) who had participated in some joint training program with Indian SF (NSG?) that our ppl prefer early morning action, just before dawn, while they preferred dead of the night. He opined it could be because of our ppl not used to having NVDs etc. Good tha...
by vasu raya
30 Jan 2018 06:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3577
Views: 573920

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

The one thing I am not clear about yet is how ICF plans to run these EMUs at high speeds (150+) with multiple pantographs. Our electric traction wire system (OHE) is not designed for high speed trains with multiple pantographs, and that's why even the double WAP-5 loco Rajdhani special runs with a ...
by vasu raya
29 Jan 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 293102

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Great to hear that all the fighting happened in the dark with NVDs and good situational awareness
by vasu raya
28 Jan 2018 22:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 914709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Here is a minimalist launchpad somewhere between SHAR and a A5 TEL

https://i.imgur.com/z4Sdln4.jpg
by vasu raya
28 Jan 2018 08:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 914709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Its more to do with the ability to carry out emergency launches since this is for development of an on demand capability, this flexibility with locations would avoid pre-empting Sriharikota's schedule. Locations wise it could be Southern A&N islands, Thumba or any other pre-surveyed areas. Only ...
by vasu raya
27 Jan 2018 21:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1166912

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What is the S-400? The S-400 is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system that shoots down incoming aerial threats such as aircraft, drones, and cruise and ballistic missiles. It has been designed to offer a layered defence using four different missiles – the very long range 40N6E-series (400 km), th...
by vasu raya
27 Jan 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 914709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/science/science/270118/isro-readying-for-a-number-of-launches.html According to him, infrastructure development has been taken up in a big way at Shar to increase the number launchings to 26 per annum in future. The second Vehicle Assembly Building is coming up at an...
by vasu raya
26 Jan 2018 08:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1817
Views: 176188

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

brar_w wrote:As long as it stays as useless as the current version (payload flexibility) it will for ever remain a concept.


can they not carry multiple units? atleast three.
by vasu raya
25 Jan 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1817
Views: 176188

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

^^^ Does this Stealth pod on the F-18 already exists or is a concept at this stage? The RBE2 radar which allows the Rafale do terrain following, can be mounted in a pod so other aircraft can perform at par in TF mode? yeah, just the RBE2's TF mode no other modes are needed for the pod, how much ever...
by vasu raya
25 Jan 2018 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 255618

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^
someday they can make a seaplane that can operate in higher wave heights and the outboard sponsons adding to the wing span
by vasu raya
25 Jan 2018 06:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 885969

Re: Small Arms Thread

Here is a reason the optical sight with a drawn out fiber optic cable to the eye makes sense, http://www.dailypioneer.com/nation/civilian-dies-in-pak-firing-across-rs-pura.html Paying homage to martyred BSF head constable DG BSF said,“The head constable was behind his LMG and was retaliating to Paki...
by vasu raya
25 Jan 2018 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 914709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

I seriously doubt if those satellites will survive reentry. as even bulky american sats didnt (skylab for example) and only tapes which were kept inside the sats were captured by US planes not satellites in entirety Another option is to have a collector sat which can collect these small sats and re...
by vasu raya
20 Jan 2018 22:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4091
Views: 669990

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

UAVs can see the targets clearly means if armed can take them out as well, although the message conveyed by a ground operation is significant wrt paki psyche
by vasu raya
20 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 914709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

The asteroid mission proposed by ISRO wasn't funded though it has a near term practical side, of rendevous with existing sats either for a) recovery/recycling of sats whose operational life is over b) service missions and recovery could mean either pushing into the earth's atmosphere for burnup or s...
by vasu raya
15 Jan 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 914709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Informative interview, http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/what-isro-is-doing-to-put-indians-into-space/20180114.htm As Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman Dr A S Kiran Kumar retires today, January 14,, he tells Shivanand Kanavi about India's upcoming missions to the sun, moon and Venus. Pa...
by vasu raya
15 Jan 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1394
Views: 255618

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTL4n4yU8AEAgFN.jpg brar ji, https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/904710/china-us-military-weapons-satellite-xi-jinping-donald-trump The spy satellites will allow the Chinese government to track stealthy targets such as US B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, which usually cannot...
by vasu raya
15 Jan 2018 21:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1166912

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is there an overlap here with the MH370 search area? Visually, appears so. But, they could be searching from the fag end of the arc which is far removed from the splashdown area on 18-19 Jan. Thanks Sridhar ji, they have a fleet of about 9 UUVs to use for the search, could as well do scavenging of ...
by vasu raya
14 Jan 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4169
Views: 914709

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Haridas ji. here you go, one of the microsats launched on C40 mission is a SAR one, There was also a small radar-imaging satellite for Finnish start-up ICEYE. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5261673/India-launches-rocket-carrying-dozens-satellites.html#ixzz54BK3nTBq Follow ...
by vasu raya
13 Jan 2018 23:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 885969

Re: Small Arms Thread

An alternative to panoramic lense, using adaptive optics

by vasu raya
13 Jan 2018 21:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1166912

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is there an overlap here with the MH370 search area? http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150730145103-map-mh370-05-exlarge-169.jpg Search for MH370: Malaysia offers $70M 'no find, no fee' reward if U.S. vessel finds missing airliner An American search vessel is en route to the Southern Indian Ocea...
by vasu raya
09 Jan 2018 07:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 885969

Re: Small Arms Thread

^^^ The first picture is more like it, probably in the prototype stage, if its the monocular eye piece only thats dragged out with a optic cable then it may not be an expensive mod, the panoramic lense though might be adding to the cost more. On the commercial side, Microsoft is making VR sets that ...
by vasu raya
09 Jan 2018 04:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 302008

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

DRDO needs to start acting like a proper arms manufacturer. Not just research labs. It is probably one of the largest arms designer in the world. No other organization in the world is involved in everything from meals,bullet proof jackets, rifles to nukes, nuke subs, jets,AWACS, to SAMs, BVR,BMD, a...
by vasu raya
09 Jan 2018 03:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 656923

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^^^
positive development, plug and play it is!

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