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by vasu raya
31 Mar 2018 19:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923082

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

— intensive operations tried out successfully — lots of scope to increase its might. Typically POC mode is ahead of production stage, so if there is a wearable tech equivalent on the Tejas, they could take the whole sequences of action by IAF pilots and run them through the simulators, while going ...
by vasu raya
24 Mar 2018 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4094
Views: 818515

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Just happened to be listening to this podcast from Forbes India. http://www.forbesindia.com/audio/maga-zine-extra/podcast-social-impact-special-state-of-the-mba/49071 Podcast: Social impact special & state of the MBA @ 3:17 >> Talks about John Chamber's 1st startup investment in India. That inv...
by vasu raya
18 Mar 2018 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821321

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

if PR is involved the aircraft choice could be better within the existing Mig-21s, the Sarang team has a different paint scheme ...
by vasu raya
03 Mar 2018 06:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 296387

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

srin wrote:What is the APS for Arjun mk2 ? Are we developing our own?


if there is one, testing them by placing them in protection duty of posts on LoC might be possible.
by vasu raya
02 Mar 2018 19:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 1082
Views: 232400

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Echoing srai's post above, The key need is the ability to carry additional fuel, more internal space and a higher thrust engine, overall its the improved aerodynamics that necessiates the Mk2 version, so keeping only these critical requirements for IOC and retaining commonality with most of the inte...
by vasu raya
27 Feb 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443472

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Back to the Lakshya RPV, it also does the simulation of signatures of other fighters as well as carries a Jammer payload, they should work towards the Miniature Air Laucnhed Decoy (MALD) and the MALD-Jammer variants perhaps using the Nirbhay chassis. Those decoys would help reduce the attrition fact...
by vasu raya
25 Feb 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443472

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Wow, the take off was decent with the new engines and they seem to have streamlined the engine fairings as well from the earlier boxy frames. If this is user configuration with two engines and 24 hr endurance, they could someday move to a single engine. High Himalayas is all gusty, hopefully the FCS...
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3746
Views: 821321

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

For all those who are curious about a young pilot’s transition into fighter flying, I recommend a visit to my own tale of flying the Spitfire Mk XVIII - https://tkstales.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/my-new-univeerse-20-ctu-hakimpet/ or my tale of being sent off on a Vampire 52 unceremoniously - https:/...
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 750184

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Ultra Lightweight Howitzer: M777 bought after 10 years, just as BF develops its prototype. Isn't this the other way around, BF's JV with Mandus group came about when the M777 were bought? given the above, maybe BF has a chance to meet the army's requirement, even if unjustified, to reduce the weigh...
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 750184

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Wouldn't it be prudent that they create an export version and the private sector already involved? even if the export market is crowded, any possible evaluation by other countries would put IA's own decision making in perspective and possible scrutiny.
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 540135

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

if we are just buying, AMCA could use either the F414 or the EJ2000 and not get vendor locked?
by vasu raya
24 Feb 2018 22:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443472

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/Lakshya_PTA.JPG/640px-Lakshya_PTA.JPG armed Lakshya in perspective, they could be using for pre-planned missions and not targets of opportunity given its endurance. It could be years before those targets, covered by pre-planning, dwindle. Gi...
by vasu raya
23 Feb 2018 08:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3540
Views: 555429

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/why-must-so-many-elephants-die-on-the-railway-tracks/20180222.htm On an average 80 elephants are killed in India each year. India is home to around 30,000 elephants. 5,600 live in Assam. Ten days before the tragedy in Assam, a group of wildlife conservationists ...
by vasu raya
23 Feb 2018 08:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Alternative Methods for Repatriation/Extradition of Fugitive Criminals
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Alternative Methods for Repatriation/Extradition of Fugitive Criminals

Leverage might be an option, the gun running britons placed in Chennai prison, Indian courts would have to take into account how these culprits own country's system is progressing on cases of fugitives wanted in India, when delivering their verdicts. The Italian Mariners were released after the Bofo...
by vasu raya
23 Feb 2018 07:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 540135

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

weapons on Lakshya is a pleasant surprise, Helina or SANT are possible choices, SAAW is heavy for such a small drone. Given the drone's endurance is less than an hour, a fighter flying further inland could provide the targeting information.
by vasu raya
20 Feb 2018 00:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923082

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Its just software, they can load ANN based control systems that are initially run in shadow mode. Problem is its like voodoo science as far as flight certification for manned systems goes. For example, the RTOS that HAL developed was actually model checked, it gives confidence in the system. ANNs ar...
by vasu raya
19 Feb 2018 21:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923082

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

#Tejas has finest handling capability making it a state-of-the-art system providing stability under extreme\unstable conditions. #Tejas has got rules based Artificial Intelligence in its FCS. Continuous R&D is on in AI to enhance #Tejas' capabilities: @DRDO_India head Christopher https://t.co/M...
by vasu raya
19 Feb 2018 05:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 657537

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Even if we believe we can share the US-Israel relations on a transitive basis, does IAF have anything close to the bold part?

“We recognized that Israel is also going to have sovereign sustainability requirements,” Jack Crisler, the vice president of Lockheed Martin’s F-35
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3888
Views: 552817

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

Thank you prasannasimha, Civilian cert. is done by DGCA in India? Wasn't the president entourage flying in a Dhruv fleet? as head of armed forces, that was technically mil? :P
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3888
Views: 552817

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

once CEMILAC certified, it should be more of a formality to get it certified elsewhere, and HAL shouldn't be repeating the process all over again. Obviously that statement isn't true else they would have done it, what gives?
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3888
Views: 552817

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

jaysimha wrote:
The picture above shows the past, present and future of CEMILAC Certification focus.

bham bhole ,,,,,,, masti me dole


Maybe an ignorant question, why is Dhruv certified by CEMILAC is not certified elsewhere?
by vasu raya
18 Feb 2018 20:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145967

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^^^ There is a mix up of the self propelled fully articulated trailer that Gagan posted with an all terrain Transporter Erector Launcher, the former can maneuver in confined spaces like tunnels, and can be towed by the truck tractor over longer distances. In both cases I believe no external cranes a...
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 23:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

If the signature leak issue of Kalvari is addressed, then having improved and indigenized variants with AIP makes sense. if the latter is the least that is required that would address the 'Kalvari problem', there is even better motivation. Though the proposal for a VLS will make the sub bigger and t...
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1298
Views: 233439

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

brar_w wrote:


The Valor is making fast progress even with one prototype, don't know why the video was removed.
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 21:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145967

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The mid section looks like is from the rail mobile wagon, and the wheel bogies have been replaced with hydraulic systems for road, maybe can be used for transferring between rail and road without cranes.

Those wheels are using soft tread, even if we stick to COTS a hard tread is preferred.
by vasu raya
17 Feb 2018 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Rakesh wrote:NPOL's torpedo defence system to equip Navy
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/k ... 778173.ece


Awesome development, seems like towed array sonar is being used for torpedo detection
by vasu raya
16 Feb 2018 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 443472

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Link below has video... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/963686692547854336 ---> Short clip of the 'Daksh Warrior' weapon mounted unmanned ground vehicle in autonomous engagement mode. It has been developed by @DRDO_India's R&DE(E), Pune. Wouldn't an ATV chassis be more useful? for the terra...
by vasu raya
15 Feb 2018 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 540135

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

We are going on a tangent here, the manufacturing capabilities of cheen and pak are not even comparable. I could take another example, just to avoid generalizing reverse engineering is this or that, where cheen has stolen EMALS tech and then finding its way on their Carriers, regardless of how good ...
by vasu raya
14 Feb 2018 06:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 540135

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Arming the Israeli UAVs is a existent program https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/project-cheetah-drones-india-army-air-force-surgical-strikes-israel-349227-2016-10-30 We don’t know how far they progressed, it could be that Israel isn’t playing ball. A Searcher UAV crashed in Tibet recently, ...
by vasu raya
13 Feb 2018 06:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 540135

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Haridasji, Maybe need to give more context, part of the problem arming the Israeli UAVs is they need to consent, and if you own the FCS and mission software you can do that integration. Currently Rustom airframe and its FCS both are evolving probably delaying the program. Hawk-I is flying with a des...
by vasu raya
12 Feb 2018 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582370

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

Does IA have any form of Battle Damage assessment after opening mortar or artillery other than UAVs which are more in the classified domain? There is no active effort in showing Paki casualties other than social media and the enemy is hiding his dead.
by vasu raya
12 Feb 2018 08:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145967

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Haridasji, if they manage to develop a 800km ranged Brahmos missile, would it be possible to upgrade its design for recovery? wrt TSP atleast, since their depth is no more than 300kms
by vasu raya
12 Feb 2018 08:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923082

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So, can the development and certification of the FBW of a 4th gen aircraft be measured in the number of flight hours?
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1298
Views: 233439

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

With the issues IAF has with the MKI engines, they would want such analytics available to them, they can always separate classified and non-classified sorties and then secure messaging with AFNET? Safran assisted Kaveri being a new one will reduce many anxious moments with this feature. Preventive m...
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 21:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1298
Views: 233439

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The digital twin concept is interesting, and Safran is a partner in this …hmm, so how intrusive is the sensor placement, the ones on test bench on one extreme with all those dangling wires and harnesses and the FADEC on operational engines being the other extreme by being part of the engine. Obvious...
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 20:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 540135

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^^
This should allow the flight control systems on Israeli UAVs or any foreign sourced ones to be replaced with local ones?
The Naval Tejas should also be modified for unmanned operations
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1298
Views: 233439

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It was surreal to watch the two boosters land back, the second burn in a close up video shows firing of one engine followed by few other, not all at once.

btw, it took 5 years and more than 30 tests to have repeat successes. India only got the Prithvi to expend in such a manner.
by vasu raya
11 Feb 2018 02:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923082

Re: Tejas: News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

IR meant not to talk about mismanagement of the program and everything else is open, lest H&D issues come up. Its only the Mk1 thats flying to even criticize.

Anyways, the Kaveri bit is promising and hopefully its the 414 equivalent
by vasu raya
10 Feb 2018 07:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 923082

Re: Tejas : News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Last year someone in an Aero India presentation was saying the couple of GE-414 engines meant for Mk2 had problems and they were contacting GE to resolve it, this seems to have delayed the Mk2 program? Similar to the Cobham delay of Mk1.

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