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by vasu raya
09 Jan 2018 03:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 704687

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

Someone in the past commented that Arihant’s power transfer to its transmission was sub optimal, the current problem area they fixed is the same? the Glass half full scenario
by vasu raya
07 Jan 2018 22:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 871497

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://i.imgur.com/UQxVXNl.jpg BEL Passive Night Sights for AKM and INSAS. These NVD scopes, can they separate the eye piece from the lens with a fiber optic guide cable for easier placement on the eye? the '+' mark keeps showing aimed based on the gun barrel Couple of reasons, the Jawan isn’t lyi...
by vasu raya
07 Jan 2018 22:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144997

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Subsonic CMs are known for their low signatures but less than 2 hours loiter time based on their 0.8 mach speed, a UAV with its large wing span increases both its loitering capability as well as RCS and a stealth drone tries to bring that back by balancing the RCS vs. endurance issue using the flyin...
by vasu raya
06 Jan 2018 07:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550403

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

^^^
Hopefully they break out of the gestation soon ...
by vasu raya
06 Jan 2018 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2587
Views: 334600

Re: Military Flight Safety

Rakeshji, is na cheez ko ‘vasu’ naam kaafi hai,

The article says that back in 2005 a Sea Harrier broke through the barrier and crashed into a wall killing the pilot, maybe they lost confidence in that system? the Mig-21 incident should have brought that back...
by vasu raya
05 Jan 2018 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2587
Views: 334600

Re: Military Flight Safety

In recent times a Mig-21 was saved in Srinagar maybe using crash barriers...
by vasu raya
01 Jan 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4074
Views: 877162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

^^^ Thank you very much Haridas ji, resolution would be most important, however as was done with the flock nano sats, within a constellation they were having improved variants, such flexibility would mean it would be a continuous process of upgrades until there is a balance between resolution and we...
by vasu raya
31 Dec 2017 22:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 524
Views: 80135

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

Inspired by this post, https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7610&start=280#p2241422 and with Gadkari sir setting 2030 as the target for all EVs in India, is there any spadework done for lithium resources? else its all imports while China exports much like cell phone market
by vasu raya
30 Dec 2017 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4074
Views: 877162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

With the aim of 24*7 surveillance on the LoC given its difficult terrain and foliage, the following statement sums the problem, http://idrw.org/india-has-42-satellites-but-needs-double-that-number-to-meet-its-basic-needs/#more-158320 Low-earth orbiting satellites used for surveillance take more than...
by vasu raya
30 Dec 2017 10:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 640363

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

An old video



Those pods could now be built as stealthy and powered like the Taurus KEPD 350 or the JASSM-ER flying out closer to the engagement zone without being detected and then releasing the munitions. That would be a capability addition for non stealthy jets.
by vasu raya
27 Dec 2017 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 288563

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

There are places where Pakis dominate, it would worthwhile to get those, however we have seen how difficult it is during kargil. While this response time is a commendable improvement, we should get out of the equal-equal warfare mode as its just a war of attrition. So, a campaign could be conducted...
by vasu raya
26 Dec 2017 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443268

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

brar ji, the gripe is more about doing COIN stuff using armed UAVs and not about the ASW capabilities, the latter would be a welcome development. There were reports about spotting Chinese subs by the P8I's but so far haven't heard about any Pak sub being trailed lest the US doesn't like it Anyways, ...
by vasu raya
25 Dec 2017 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443268

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

It stands to conjecture that US wouldn’t provide us with armed drones until local UAV programs make progress there, until then its asymptotic negotiations

SANT is also ready...
by vasu raya
24 Dec 2017 22:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144997

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

So current list of new radar projects from DRDO: IA: ADTCR (90km surveillance radar) ADFCR (Atulya for replacing Flycatcher systems) LLLWR Mk2 (Bharani Mk2 for mountain deployment) QRSAM BSR and FCR (surveillance and fire control) New radar program for Akash NG (likely fire control, surveillance wi...
by vasu raya
24 Dec 2017 22:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 935
Views: 164291

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

US stationed a large fleet of Harrier Jumpjets for operations in Afghanistan, except for an attack on an airbase when some of these jets were damaged, no combat related news was heard about them. Are they just being used as honeypots for the Taliban? With rockets and guns they could be used in roles...
by vasu raya
24 Dec 2017 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3540
Views: 554819

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Looks like this solution worked, Railways to get infra-red and laser tech, trains can speed over 100 km safely The device uses infra-red and laser rays to detect any object on tracks up to a distance of 2 km and display the information on screen fitted inside the locomotive. The device can also dete...
by vasu raya
22 Dec 2017 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748047

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Good news! brf to do items in no particular order, 1) Give some to the Japanese and get those Sea planes in return, they still have to make the ALH optimized for sea level flying... 2) Starting integrating with the Apaches as soon as they are available, even the Japanese might want this feature I gu...
by vasu raya
22 Dec 2017 05:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 935
Views: 164291

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Afg. would like to use the planes against Taliban and in its war on terror much like Pak claims to use its f-16s, aiding the purchase of those Afghani planes and having a stake on their use should be an achievable strategy within the window the Trump presidency offers. Though we never forgo the veto...
by vasu raya
21 Dec 2017 23:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 935
Views: 164291

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

The joint control is not just about command but at technical level too, the situation we would face is not dissimilar to US supplied/aided F-16’s in Pakistan not going into the hands of Chinese, even if the pak generals want to do exactly that given the current political climate, maybe that arrangem...
by vasu raya
21 Dec 2017 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883024

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The silver lining is MDL builds them, so they have an idea about any equipment that could be replaced
by vasu raya
21 Dec 2017 19:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 935
Views: 164291

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

They should get f-16’s, maybe about 3 squadrons, doesn't matter if used or new and India can have joint ownership on those squadrons
by vasu raya
20 Dec 2017 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 532943

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Regarding the recent Su-30 crash in the NE, if weather say is the cause, implying the control surfaces or the attitude of the aircraft is too slow to react to wind changes, would these improvements help, a) higher frequency update of the control surfaces, this could force new actuators development? ...
by vasu raya
19 Dec 2017 21:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3468
Views: 563678

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

TKiran wrote:https://thediplomat.com/2017/09/china-and-india-the-roots-of-hostility/

China and India: The Roots of Hostility
Beijing and New Delhi’s rivalry has deep roots.

By Mohan Malik
September 12, 2017


Great article! thanks for posting
by vasu raya
19 Dec 2017 21:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144997

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

After the air launched Brahmos, can they manage to put a booster on the CBU-105 for increasing the standoff range? US talks about flying pylons that slightly increase the range of the existing AAMs implying no modifications to the payload itself
by vasu raya
19 Dec 2017 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 640363

Re: International Aerospace Discussion



Good development, the movements still need refinement, though its just their first flight - wonder what is the FCS update rate?
by vasu raya
17 Dec 2017 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 72
Views: 6406

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Dark Web Nightmares The Indian defence forces have taken measures to protect information systems that store tactical information such as deployment of troops, formations and war strategies. The most recent measure in this regard was the development and deployment of the Bharat Operating System Solu...
by vasu raya
17 Dec 2017 07:31
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1018
Views: 97042

Re: Solar energy in India

"Our target is that we would auction at least 5 GW of offshore wind capacities next year. Survey is in progress at a location. We would start survey at two more locations and have placed order to buy equipment for that," he said. Finally, wind potential is being harnessed...for a bureaucr...
by vasu raya
17 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 161234

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

sure, dump an additional production line meanwhile LCH nos wouldn't be ramped until ALH orders are tapered
by vasu raya
16 Dec 2017 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes
Replies: 1227
Views: 161234

Re: India's Retaliation Options to significant terrorist strikes

Attack choppers are so pertinent to either Surgical strikes or Cold Start, but no, we are more worried about hoarding LUH orders than getting LCH nos cranked
by vasu raya
16 Dec 2017 23:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883024

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Good to know they quantified the damage to radiated noise frequencies, the French have the Spectra, I believe its active cancellation technique in the RF domain for the incident waveforms, wonder if they have such a thing in the acoustic domain for radiated noise? Or this is inspite of applying such...
by vasu raya
16 Dec 2017 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 72
Views: 6406

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Few years back it came to light that a certificate issuing company was itself hacked, it may be prudent for GOI to create a Certificate issuing Authority of its own and if need be use it as a second padlock on the data by encrypting with it. Fun bit is its like two people inserting their respective ...
by vasu raya
14 Dec 2017 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house
Replies: 72
Views: 6406

Re: Indian Data Security: Keeping your bride in your best friend's house

Compared to the slick sophistication of some foreign banks - many Indian PSU banks and Insurance companies have interacted with their IT developers to develop the most clunky and unusable web access for users - which is full of bank jargon and acronyms that no user can understand clearly showing th...
by vasu raya
12 Dec 2017 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748047

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Nonchalantly attaching a wheel underneath a huge helicopter when it is hovering just feet above the ground Thanks for clarifying that! Hope they benchmark the other choppers in the inventory aganist this use case, The helicopter has flown thousands of sorties during natural calamities and Wing Comm...
by vasu raya
12 Dec 2017 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1435
Views: 202675

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Wonder at which S-number they would transition to 12 meter high launch tubes, the S4* or S5? would like to see stacked Brahmos or Nirbhay someday

and if the only SSN is in the dock who is helping out the Arighat in its trials?

none of my business I know :-)
by vasu raya
12 Dec 2017 05:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748047

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ What have you been reading or thinking before posting the above? 1. One makes no sense. 2. Two makes no sense. 3. There is no such pod. And even if it did. You are sacrificing a helicopter for a generator? 4. No such pod exists. And even if it did, what is the weight of a hose filled with water...
by vasu raya
10 Dec 2017 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748047

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

some niche use cases specific to Ka-226, a) Lots of time chopper landing is a challenge during rescue efforts due to adverse weather as seen in Uttarakhand floods, and instead of winching up one person at a time using a side mounted winch, one can winch up more people using a center mounted winch, o...
by vasu raya
22 Nov 2017 23:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1144997

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Finally they made it, Congragulations to all those involved! with this test maybe HAL redeemed itself a bit after the adverse reports on its production quality from almost a decade back
by vasu raya
22 Nov 2017 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3735
Views: 818495

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

GTRE did put up a proposal for a Su-30 MKI. Its yet to be funded. The IAF obviously doesnt want to donate one of its precious Flankers. Ditto for LRDE, they want a fighter testbed. Let alone a business jet, the big news is they finally received a Do-228. With this sort of penny-pinching (for what, ...
by vasu raya
22 Nov 2017 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 5511

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

Couple of Dji level drones have been downed by the enemy near the LoC, and from the yt video the stochastic motion on the quadcopter to avoid sniper fire was a good counter measure, if it can be done without compromising on the stability of the video feed, it would be nice if there are a few of them...

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