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by John
28 Dec 2018 00:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 874228

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

http://www.businessworld.in/amp/article/-HAL-Is-Working-To-Deliver-Remaining-Tejas-To-IAF-By-March-2019-/26-12-2018-165552/#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s HAL working to deliver remaining Tejas by March 2019. All 40 LCA are expected to be delivered by 2022 ie Max p...
by John
27 Dec 2018 01:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3370
Views: 456051

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^ Yea i figured the cost won't include AEGIS, sensor suite and Mk 41 but it is still seems quite cheap for the price since vessels aren't going to get built for another couple years. Last design showcased 48 Mk41 cells and 16 K-VLS so beefier armament than Vishakapatnam and if you factor in inflatio...
by John
27 Dec 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3370
Views: 456051

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

South Korea is moving ahead with 6 Aegis Destroyers. I am impressed they can crank these out at billion a piece, so in spite of much lower budget they are able to keep pace with PLAN. http://www.defenseworld.net/news/23951/South_Korea_Approves_Plan_to_Develop_Six_Aegis_equipped_Destroyers#.XCPHgzBKh...
by John
26 Dec 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1362
Views: 334572

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

i dont think the brahmos airframe can take Mach8 speed. tsirkon would have the typical wedge shape that is shown for scramjet missiles. http://sohanews.sohacdn.com/zoom/640_360/2017/5-1503755268300-0-29-478-800-crop-1503755280857.jpg russian made take on the brahmos is the yakhont. Yakhont is expor...
by John
25 Dec 2018 09:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Orekh is H/I band Tracking and FC radar in CW and other modes , If Fregat is lost then Orekh can still do the tracking but at reduced range 70 km or less and far lesser number of targets to track ( in lower single digit )and nor more than 1 or 2 to guide the SAM. First of all Orekh has range of aro...
by John
25 Dec 2018 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Austin I am lost what you are trying to say Orekh a illuminator will guide Active guided missiles? Orekh will not provide target cuing or mcg it will the job of Fregat. Orekh is both a PD and CW illumination radar it can guide any missile as long as the missile is integrated with it , Orekh can als...
by John
21 Dec 2018 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It does not matter what the guidance system is CG , SARH or ARH you need to provide missile quality track data and guide it to the target and provide MCG update , The ARH homing comes into plan only last few 10 km depending on target RCS or even less for most part you need high quality track data o...
by John
21 Dec 2018 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Official source for this cannot open YouTube at work? I find it strange they would fit Orekh FCR when it has 9m317ma, IMO it’s available option but I don’t think they carry them. Also pairing it with Fregat will greatly limit their capability. Yes they do carry them that is the reason the trials go...
by John
21 Dec 2018 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If the missile works as advertised, this is a pretty solid upgrade to the 3 Delhis, 3 Shivaliks, 6 Talwar/Teg vessels. If we're going to upgrade to ship's to go missiles. Then why not get MRSAM. Same problem as fitting 9m317MA you need a radar system that provides continuous tracking like Mf-Star o...
by John
21 Dec 2018 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is that confirmed? The VLS Shtil plus the ARH mode? Wouldn't that still require some kind of multifunction radar? Yes , VLS Shtil uses 9M317MA anti-aircraft missiles with active seeker , Talwar class uses 9M317M anti-aircraft missiles Z5Z7D6B7TN4 Official source for this cannot open YouTube at work...
by John
20 Dec 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The IN still deploys LW-08 on newer ship for 2D Volume Search LR Radar and those of 80's design conventional antenna type but it has it own operational benefits due to it Band and Wave form pattern specially in detecting LO targets at long range. Fyi would have switched over to RAN-40L (i believe w...
by John
20 Dec 2018 06:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

How exactly are they outdated? The weapons and sensors are quite decent. There is no necessity for an expensive multi-function radar if you're not facing saturation strikes that can overwhelm defences. Helicopter capacity is good enough for its displacement. Don’t get me wrong these are not bad ves...
by John
19 Dec 2018 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This will end up taking nearly as much time and money as building P17 here, isn't it? Sounds like it. In fact, there is risk all around from building to engine procurement to payment to political risk (CAATSA.) Better to just raise the order of P17 imho. Yes and likely more time and all said and do...
by John
18 Dec 2018 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It doesn't look like GSL will be responsible for anything with first two vessels since the contracts with them only specify last 2 vessels. I believe Yantar SY will be installing the turbines as well or it is possible they are already installed but Ukraine refused to furnish key parts to complete it?
by John
18 Dec 2018 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The P17A are also going to have MF Star just like P15A/B. Chances are next line of destroyer will be based on P17A So for all practical purposes, we are building 7+3 destroyer. It is a better way to deal with the delays from shipyard. Think you meant to say 7+4 :D . Overall size increase of P-17 ca...
by John
18 Dec 2018 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Russia seems to be mass producing both Amur/ Ladas (now) They have yet to complete 2nd vessel in the class which has been stuck in production for 14 years not exactly mass production. Lada for all purposes is all but dead they are likely gonna scrap or let it linger in production limbo and move to ...
by John
18 Dec 2018 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sputnik says the deal was signed last year but I have not found any other source to confirm it.

https://sputniknews.com/asia/2017081810 ... -frigates/
by John
16 Dec 2018 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

nice pic from LiveFist on twitter unmarked pics for wallpaper psyops here https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1070665809951944704 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DtzYtPmU4AAiCcS.jpg:large In the series of images posted by livefist not sure how many people caught the Barak 8 uses cylindrical launchers u...
by John
13 Dec 2018 06:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

That brings back memories I am surprised that news of Kaveri was almost a decade ago looks like nothing really seemed to come out of that.
by John
12 Dec 2018 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1616
Views: 245797

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

John or someone identity these Russian beauties for me. The bigger vessel is bloody gorgeous! As Singha had mentioned larger one is Lider class I believe development work on it has stopped due to financial constraints. This is 5th or so Russian next gen DDG attempt. The smaller one is Steregushchiy...
by John
12 Dec 2018 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113944

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Karan Saar's words turned out to be prophetic! Good job Boss! I been saying that for a while that lot of issues are not going to get ironed till it's operational and in service. Rafale-M had its share of issues operating from CDG. I highly doubt Rafale operating from ski jumpwill receive certificat...
by John
11 Dec 2018 22:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 874228

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

Glad that we're saving money for Astra rather than chase Shook-low ji's wet-dreams about a missile that possibly costs more than the radar. (Luftwaffe acquired 150 for $323mln on top of $175 integration costs). That's equivalent to Rs 3500 crores!! You do realize we paid over 1 million each for der...
by John
11 Dec 2018 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113944

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ Most of issues I suspect is reliability of engines ( which I suspect was improved), training and maintenance. For example Rafale faced their share of issues operating from CDG for couple of years.
by John
09 Dec 2018 23:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Type 45 Sampson radar is a two faced radar, with reduced weight, which allowed them to create a tall mast. I thought our MF-Star mast was tall, Type 45 is really tall. My guess it is able to hit low flying ASHM at quite some distance, compares to ours. They also have the big rotating Search rad...
by John
09 Dec 2018 04:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ Back when Karanj was launched there were few good images of INS Vishakapatnam unf comparing them with previous two launches of Scorpene SSK highlight the slow progress as well.
by John
06 Dec 2018 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 330
Views: 85338

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

I don't believe, we have to hide any costs from anyone. If we have JV for SSN, it can be hidden or shown as such. There is always some black projects with enough money allocated. The public does not need to know about these until it reaches certain capabilities to display to the public audience. Pu...
by John
05 Dec 2018 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^^^ No matter how I dissect it, $3.3B is way too much for a lease when the Vikrant costs $3.5B (so far.) We own the carrier though. Sometimes, it seems we have a bottomless budget — as long as the gear is firang. IMO it's putin bailout the Chinese groovy train of under the table deals for Russian t...
by John
05 Dec 2018 02:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

nam wrote:Unless I am mistaking, lease would mean, we get the money back when the boat is returned.

If we getting a replacement, that means we are technically paying a billion more for the rent.

It is not a buy.

I wish leases work like that, you are confusing liability with lease cost.
by John
04 Dec 2018 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

3.3 billion for leasing "ONE"?? That's insane. You get an AC from UK/France for that price. For 3/4 akulas on a lease - maybe. Perhaps I am being cheap, but I think it's a tad bit expensive. Atleast this stops usual suspects claiming about how Akula lease costs are baked into S-400, Grigo...
by John
03 Dec 2018 18:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 874228

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

Aditya_V wrote:Remember in 2010 just before Akash orders how similair offers came for the Patriot, these offers come when they detect we have over come most hurdles.

I believe the offer was a counter to S-400 not a counter to Akash.
by John
30 Nov 2018 18:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072105

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

I truly and fervently wish SAAB goes through with this. I have my reasons... :wink: But only if it leads to complete junking of the vshorads import plan altogether. There is absolutely no point in enabling others to rob yourself. Also with QRSAM program making progress, there will be less utility o...
by John
30 Nov 2018 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

John, which design have you looked at? Saryu-2 is much larger than the 750t inshore ASW corvettes. I am kinda lost what you are talking about you are referring to 750 ton ASWSWC correct? GRSE design seems to show a medak gun where as GSL resembles an smaller oto 76mm ( I assume it is just a placeho...
by John
29 Nov 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1691
Views: 363098

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Apologies to GRSE on the ASW corvettes.The pic earlier seen may have been that of another yard/design.A pic seen depictjng GRSE's design shows an open helideck at the stern with what appears to be a twin SR SAM ( MANPADS type) launcher amidships facing the stern.There is enough space for a ltwt. gu...
by John
29 Nov 2018 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113944

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ There is still F-18E and even Gripen so there is still other options.
by John
27 Nov 2018 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 739
Views: 113944

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

That 57 Aircraft thing is a non-starter unless the navy can wait for like 1 and half decade , the cost involved in such pruchase will be too high for navy to afford it even cheaper program like mine sweeper have been in cold water for close to decade. Better option for navy is to purchase 18-20 odd...
by John
27 Nov 2018 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072105

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

russians are using panystr cannons and pantsyr/tor SAM in hymenim + unknown EW command link disrupt/takeover gear to defeat drone swarm attacks. some damage has been conceded but mostly these rough n tuff DIY swarms been thrashed and routed. Source? Only thing I have read by Russian Def expert is P...
by John
25 Nov 2018 21:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072105

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Igla-S are quite frequently used by various Syrian rebels with mixed success. Mixed success is more than enough to force a change in standard helicopter and transport aircraft tactics for most of the time. Forget actual firing of a manpad, even the knowledge that opfor in a particular sector has ac...
by John
25 Nov 2018 07:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1072105

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Igla-S are quite frequently used by various Syrian rebels with mixed success.

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