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by JayS
16 Apr 2019 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Interception at upward vector is good no..? It conclusively proves that the ASAT PDV MK2 is capable of much higher altitude interception (and range).
by JayS
05 Apr 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 114120

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Wow. The way things happen in India are incredible.
by JayS
05 Apr 2019 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2956
Views: 618933

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

The youngest MiG-21bis is 32 years old. The bis production ended at HAL in 1987. Those MiG-21 squadrons that remained as bis were probably not worth upgrading. But the question remains, why are they still flying then? Rakesh, MiG21 had 2400 hrs of Airframe life. It was planned to be increased by 16...
by JayS
03 Apr 2019 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3871
Views: 783998

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

guys the GISAT-1 and GISAT-2 in above list are our first missile launch alert satellites https://mark20x.blogspot.com/2018/09/isros-geo-imaging-satellite-gisat.html they will be parked in GEO orbit over the region. Excellent. If we can detect launches very early on, we can fire our BMD for mid-cour...
by JayS
03 Apr 2019 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

What did the NASA statements say on US ASAT tests by the way..??
by JayS
03 Apr 2019 09:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2956
Views: 618933

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

A company having significant percentage of it's turnover as unpaid is not a good sign. I thought customer (IAF) and contractor (HAL) sign purchase-order or sales-agreement first, then customer pays sufficient (50% upfront?) money in advance for contractor to initiate the product/service-delivery an...
by JayS
02 Apr 2019 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Old image, of PV5 most likely. Since I thought I have seen in before, I gave image search on google, sure enough its old. No new trainer can be at this stage, from whatever we can conclude from open source info.
by JayS
01 Apr 2019 11:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Cynical of me but... HAL already has two and a half lines operational, and it's still doing only about 8 / year. Intact, with outsourcing of major fuselage parts, it's doing even less work than before. Talk of new lines is just hot air in order to extract more capital from Govt. From all the recent...
by JayS
30 Mar 2019 13:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

I was actually expecting that the interceptor would have struck at an angle pointing downwards. I agree that its a reasonable assumption to take, as what mentioned in the video. Its rather obvious actually. To deorbit a satellite the best way is to decrease tangential velocity which technically in ...
by JayS
30 Mar 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

dont know what is the credibility of the source, but this claims to be a physics simulation of the intercept and subsequent debris cloud. they have assumed the missile climbed a bit higher and struck from top to force the debris down https://twitter.com/nktpnd/status/1111707335590899712 I was actua...
by JayS
29 Mar 2019 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Next one: Hypersonic, and then call for Hypersonic NPT. For this one we need to make sure the Chinis are in the group. One way to prevent open transfer of hypersonic tech to Paks. We need two pronged approach for hypersonic tech - one is from top side that is very high M number Avangard like hypers...
by JayS
29 Mar 2019 16:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

good part is "access denial by an adversary through electro-magnetic radiation,” - this captures the directed energy laser weapons being worked on. we need to develop some onboard means on a satellite to detect when it is being lased , get where its being lased from and send out an alert back ...
by JayS
29 Mar 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Quite a few test flights for SPs in last few days. at least one of them is still in half primer. 2 more days to go. Lets see if HAL hands over all 16 jets before 31st. By now I think till SP14 must have completed all trials. Only SP15 and SP16 must have few things pending. Not that couple of weeks h...
by JayS
29 Mar 2019 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

After A-SAT testing, PM Modi asks NSA Ajit Doval to prepare draft space doctrine After the successful technology demonstration of anti-satellite missile by India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tasked National Security Advisor Ajit Doval with preparing a draft space doctrine which sets protocols ...
by JayS
29 Mar 2019 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

No need to hyperventilate over junk articles and opinions. Those who want to launch Sats are not mango people that they will fall for such propaganda. Every lunching organization take up Civil and Mil launches. If they want to boycott they will, whether ISRO is involved in any such mission publicall...
by JayS
29 Mar 2019 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT test

It is unlikely be a 'tail chase' mode. Reaching 7km/sec in 3 minutes is doubtful. I miss Arun S and his rocket calculator. I was busy last few days, to participate. Just send me an email boss I will send you ROCKSIM software. It was mentioned somewhere that the final speed of KV was 3km/s. To achie...
by JayS
29 Mar 2019 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 106004

Re: Indian ASAT Test

ASAT missiles are only for deterrence and have practically very limited value as far as actual use is concerned. Same a N weapon, any use may snowball in to MAD quickly. We need an anti-Sat weapon which we can actually use. ASAT hit-to-kill missile is not that weapon. We should not stop here, but co...
by JayS
27 Mar 2019 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1130
Views: 179106

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Question in my mind is, lets say if India buys F16, will LM still stick to its word and shift the MFG base for F16, lock stock and barrel to India as a sole supplier facility for all international orders, including of coarse Indian order..? If we have around 250 jets on plate, the proposition gets r...
by JayS
26 Mar 2019 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 17685

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 picture thread

wonder if it lowers temperature of exhaust in any appreciable manner. Don't know. It is not the primary objective. By the way, has there been an improvement in build quality, or what? Just a touch better and it would be as good as any western fighter. Its already very close to M2K. I have a few hir...
by JayS
25 Mar 2019 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Frankly I am bored of this airshow routine now. Team LCA should come up with a new one now. And try to keep it mixing a bit. We need more aggressive marketing for LCA from HAL. Otherwise its not gonna go anywhere. At the lower side of the capability spectrum (e.g. trainer cum fighter) political cons...
by JayS
22 Mar 2019 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3645
Views: 464875

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

^ Is this their inhouse development..?
by JayS
22 Mar 2019 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1130
Views: 179106

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Saw news that USN contracted Boeing for 78 F/A 18 E/F block III jets for 5yr delivery schedule on fixed cost basis worth $4.04B total. Thats like $51Mil per jet..!! Thats much lower than one would expect. What gives..?? Of coarse this does not seems to include PBL, any weapons. But still 51M is low ...
by JayS
21 Mar 2019 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Ha ha ha. I was expecting this. Just the other day I had the thought whether we will see a redux of BIAL. And we do. Looks like they are simply too afraid to put their Blunder next to LCA. This will be the second air show from which they ran away.
by JayS
21 Mar 2019 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2517
Views: 303166

Re: Military Flight Safety

Any HW issue in circuitry would have shown up much before the flight testing itself, not after 7 flawless flights. I am pretty sure all the circuits and HW components are checked thoroughly after such significant upgrade or overhaul with multitude of tests and LSTT/HSTT et al. Mis-placed soldering l...
by JayS
21 Mar 2019 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Apparently this was the Tejas Mk1A model displayed at Aero India 2019 https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/ain30_fullwidth_large/public/2019_aero_india_104_lca_air_force_nm_0.jpg?itok=IBp7bCGT I see a chine that seems to begin right after the radome and extends till the stub wing jo...
by JayS
18 Mar 2019 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread
Replies: 108
Views: 7142

Re: Shri Manohar Parrikar condolence thread

Really really sad to see Manohar Parrikar ji's soul departing untimely. I was praying, like countless other Indians, for his speedy recovery and had a faint hope that he may come back as RM post 2019 elections. Alas. India just lost a very upright and efficient Politician. I don't think I need to em...
by JayS
12 Mar 2019 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 695662

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

News that DM has said we hit 3 targets? can anyone confirm? Ghafoor was trying to cover up Muzzaffarabad raid on tweeter and typing fast when the Balakot must have been hit. He did not inform us about Balakot strike.. In addition to Balakot, two targets near Muzzafarabad and Chakoti were hit. I thi...
by JayS
12 Mar 2019 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 695662

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ Such things keep happening on daily basis. We hear about losses on our side, because we dont hide deaths of our Soldiers. When India counter attacks and Pakis die, but they simply suppress the matter and India doesn't have any reason to publicise it. So you wont hear about it. Don't even hope to...
by JayS
11 Mar 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425775

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

We have to be very careful we dont collapse Pakistan. They will just swarm into India. We just need it on a proper boil. The thought of these morons in India should frighten any of us. Started watching the third video and there is one phrase which keeps going through my head "WTF". :eek: ...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4942
Views: 695662

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

^^ Such things keep happening on daily basis. We hear about losses on our side, because we dont hide deaths of our Soldiers. When India counter attacks and Pakis die, but they simply suppress the matter and India doesn't have any reason to publicise it. So you wont hear about it. Don't even hope to ...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 18:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

JayS, What do you think of SAFRAN M 88 line set up in India? To power the 50 M2ks, 36 + Rafale and 123 Tejas. Ramana, M2Ks use M53. M53P20 already produces 98kN thrust. There is no need to change engine for it to M88. That itself will become another costly and unnecessary affair. 36 Rafales' engine...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

That rule is only applicable for Russian aircrafts where they scrap engines in entirety, Su30MKI has 6000hrs Airframe life with its engine having life of 2000hrs (but its likely that life of Al31FP will be increased, HAL is working on that). Western engines have for decades modular design philosoph...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425775

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I want to ask those who are dhoti shivering here.. 1. What do you do in a case of dispute when there is situation in which youb have to choose to trust between your family members word and some random outsider's (let alone your enemy) word..? If you tend to suspect your family member, then I have no...
by JayS
09 Mar 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425775

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

With Abhi clearly disregarding ROE and restraint, and pulling off a Rajanikant-isk kick (ok he got shot so lets dial it down to Salman Khan-isk), has had the IAF probably scratching their heads on whether to reward him (and thus encourage further RoEs broken) or punish him (but he did shoot an F-16...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Why dont they do Lic Prod of GE Engine or even do a TOT of GE Engines for Tejas in India may be at HAL. Looking at the numbers of Tejas across variants they would need more than 1000 plus engine during the entire life cycle ( if you catch the thumb rule of replacing 3 engine per aircraft in its ent...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 813
Views: 231847

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

HAL presentation on SMFDs concept to be part of Tejas Mk1A @ Aero India '19 Good find. For me the key take aways are the sensor fusion and integrated image processing to reduce load on MC. It's not clear if interlacing of A2G and A2A is possible. Any word on MC itself? Are we going to see upgrades?...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 12:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425775

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

India-Pakistan dogfight: A minute-by-minute account of Abhinandan's air battle https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/india-pakistan-f16-mig21-dogfight-minute-by-minute-1472548-2019-03-07 9:52 AM : Indian Air Force's Netra surveillance drone and the Northern Air Command detect 10 F-16s taking off th...
by JayS
08 Mar 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3048
Views: 425775

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Nobody seems to have commented on whether the Garuds could've conducted a quick slash and dash into the crash site to recover the Wingco before he got mobbed by autograph seekers. I mean, a Rudra with miniguns on both side doors could've barged in to say a hello atleast. That kind of a rain of bull...
by JayS
07 Mar 2019 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1371
Views: 341861

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Aditya_V wrote:Any Idea what is the Status of Astra production, we know the R-77 improvements are required, I think Astra in numbers will be very useful

Think read somewhere in twitter that first lot is getting ready to be handed over to IAF. But take it FWIW.
by JayS
07 Mar 2019 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1371
Views: 341861

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

As per VK Thakur, NGARM is an air to air anti radiation missile while Rudra is an air to surface anti radiation missile. Any merit to this statement? Thakur, No, per DRDO a glimpse ebook NGARM is for A2G targets. It is likely Rudra M1. Rudra M2, M2A, M3 etc are NGARM missile variants (missile desig...

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