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by dinesh_kimar
03 Feb 2018 15:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 159296

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

^ Maybe one line for refit and maintenance of existing 209/ Scorpene so won't be parasitic of the new builds.
by dinesh_kimar
26 Jan 2018 08:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145967

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^ The missile program used the technology available at the time.A2 was already in service, and based on SLV3 with existing supply chain , so A4 building blocks were in place and could be quickly realized. My speculation is that its easy for DRDO to produce and launch A4, so we have maximum launches ...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Jan 2018 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3888
Views: 552824

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

^ Tatra ToT was acquired in 1986 from Omnipol of Czechoslovakia. Neither Omnipol or Czechoslovakia exist anymore, but we still pay abt 60% Foreign exchange per truck to some entity bases in Europe collecting on its behalf.
by dinesh_kimar
22 Jan 2018 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3888
Views: 552824

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

^ From Jayasimha's post: it's bleddy unbelievable. They want to indigenise BMP 30mm ammo , after building it from 1989. Other items listed are "baseplate" and " springs". There's even a searchlight. This isn't deep slumber, its coma. And the solution isn't to privatize. Didn't wo...
by dinesh_kimar
20 Jan 2018 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 291
Views: 59743

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

^ Saar, I really appreciate this government which makes us all lion hearted and question every decision. During the "dark decade" (applied for copyright :)), I certainly used to keep mum. I was fearful that any protest from me would be faithfully tracked up to zilla panchayat and ward leve...
by dinesh_kimar
17 Jan 2018 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

in tank armour front the cast turrets are said to be weaker than welded turret ? Yes saar. Welding joint can be stronger than the base metal structure, in some cases. Casting is used to make a complicated shape quickly ("net shape" as Ramana gaaru has explained in the past), but with weak...
by dinesh_kimar
14 Jan 2018 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1000
Views: 186067

Re: Aircraft Recognition

^ Mitsubishi F1? Tail different, pointy nose, longer.
by dinesh_kimar
12 Jan 2018 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 705187

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

^ i think its the routine A5 test, which HK Rout had tweeted abt earlier.
The K5 ,as per tradition, would be tested on an underwater pontoon off Vishakapatnam, and not from the ITR.
by dinesh_kimar
11 Jan 2018 21:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ tsarkar sir, he is right. DRDO has produced a variety of steels, incl. non- magnetic steel for submarine use. This was along with one of the SAIL plants. Seems possible.
by dinesh_kimar
10 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145967

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

^ I'm sure he's right. I was thinking same radar complex mounted on tatra, tata and Ashok Leyland.
by dinesh_kimar
01 Jan 2018 23:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 377241

Re: Deterrence

Many conventional military factors – including the localised nature of the stand-off, recurring contexts of territorial tussles, China’s own apprehensions about being seen as a bully and habitual land ‘aggrandizer’, and the diplomatic burden of hosting the BRICS Summit – might have been reasons for...
by dinesh_kimar
30 Dec 2017 15:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ The above video talks abt "Permasyn" motors , which, IIRC, is made by Siemens. The 2 x diesel engine comes from MAN. So looks like significant German input in the "move" category.
by dinesh_kimar
30 Dec 2017 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 641010

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

I'm sure CFM has given ToT for the engine, in exchange for C919 supply of abt 1000 engines. ToT in form of consultancy, testing, data bank access and yes-no type answers, but not actual core. Maybe a clause such as "135 Kn thrust with a MTBO of 2500 hr is CFM's responsibility, measured on flyin...
by dinesh_kimar
30 Dec 2017 10:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Whine Thread-2
Replies: 40
Views: 4319

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^ OT, but even France cannot make all types of engines. Their larger powerplants have collaboration from RR and GE. If kaveri becomes reliable and starts flying, it can be the basis for a 100 seat passenger jet, for example, in somewhat modified form. Apparently, GTRE designed the Kaveri with 7 engi...
by dinesh_kimar
29 Dec 2017 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974722

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^ river in South India flowing better.

- More thrust obtained from engine ?

- I wish Sjha or Siddique sahib come out with some news / white paper at end of year on such small things as thrust/ weight / reliability / future plans.
by dinesh_kimar
29 Dec 2017 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 161156

Re: Indian Army History Thread

^ AK Sir, you are right. However, being an army brat, I request we not talk negatively abt fellow Officers (Gen. Bewoor) . As one poster said, no more blue-on-blue. The situation , as i understand , was something like this. After 1962 war defeat, the IA had opened its eyes to a possible 2 front war....
by dinesh_kimar
28 Dec 2017 14:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1145967

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

DRDO's techfocus has some info on K4 SLBM, whose aluminium nose cap dome is " now made by Hindalco, proved in a K4 slbm test in 2014, and validated in other tests." Specifically Mentions a 2017 flight trail of K4.

Deliberately put by DRDO to send a message that K4 production started ?
by dinesh_kimar
28 Dec 2017 12:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974722

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^ what this means in layman terms pls?
by dinesh_kimar
27 Dec 2017 18:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473980

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

^ Saar, while i agree with all your points and am one of your many admirers, isn't it my duty to remind you that you yourself have said that the submarine tragedy happened cause of a torpedo explosion during loading in the dockyard ?
by dinesh_kimar
23 Dec 2017 22:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 599310

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^ Continuing from my earlier post, is there a possiblity that 68-70 KN Kaveri is integrated into the LCA ? > Role of LIFT / Combat Hawk / CAS /recon > Aircraft wt. reduced for extra seat and to maintain power-wt. ratio - ballast, radar and fuel load sacrificed. IFR obviously stays. > Engine MTBO 400...
by dinesh_kimar
23 Dec 2017 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 599310

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The LCA bottleneck - its F-404 engine is sanction prone. I understand from BRF that we are past the hump on all other aspects incl. radars. Taking a leaf from China's book, the LIFT and ground attack versions should be a different engine (made in parallel with "regular" versions). China ex...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Dec 2017 00:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

What is most puzzling is we had access to U-209 blue print (which is considered one of best post cold war diesel submarine designs) and could have continued building it and improving on it. I read somewhere that the front hull shape / dynamics is patented by HDW and we cant copy it. The Germans app...
by dinesh_kimar
21 Dec 2017 19:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872199

Re: Small Arms Thread

^ OFB has a pic of 5.56 MG, apparently INSAS based. Looks different from the belt fed 7.62 mm MAG version.

http://ofb.gov.in/download/make_in_indi ... Weapon.pdf

Thakur ji, your analysis please.
by dinesh_kimar
20 Dec 2017 00:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 161156

Re: Indian Army History Thread

^ Gen. Sagat probably pioneered joint IA-IAF Ops. He was one of first commanders to use helicopters in warfare , and transports as bombers (DH-4 Caribou).
by dinesh_kimar
19 Nov 2017 22:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3479
Views: 565704

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

^ Ever since Doklam, there has been an impression created by some posters that there was some kind of power struggle between Xi and the PLA, and when Xi's faction won, Doklam was resolved. This may not be entirely true: 1. When Gen VK Singh visited Tibet as Eastern Army Commander, he spoke (wrote) a...
by dinesh_kimar
03 Nov 2017 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 1170362

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

^ China can fool with us and protect Masood Azhar. We don't have a stick to beat them with. They have a number of weak spots - restive provinces teeming with fine upstanding islamic law abiding types , Tibet , internal conflicts due to communist ideology, people displaced due to lop sided growth, gr...
by dinesh_kimar
29 Oct 2017 23:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 599310

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^ MP has not been gagged, can easily state that "LCA essential to our nation's future, min. 200 orders required." My take : IAF fears that LCA testing will take abt 8-10 years more, up to 2030 and SE can start coming in by 2020. They must have made their choice. The MK-1A, though better th...
by dinesh_kimar
22 Oct 2017 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5010
Views: 974722

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

^ Very good points from Chola Saar. His earlier post abt trying for a simpler R-25 class turbojet got me into " search" mode. Some points : > Kaveri is very good effort by GTRE folk. Equivalent to an early mark of Snecma M-53 which was fielded in 1983-85 period. The later (current) engine ...
by dinesh_kimar
06 Oct 2017 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 883815

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ To all Gurus (Philip Sir, Indranil, etc.) we have bought Harpoons for Type 209 submarines. It is possible to fit them on only 2 subs, the latter 2 which were assembled locally. Some literature on the Harpoon suggests that it is compatible on all NATO 553 mm tubes. Why is this may I ask?
by dinesh_kimar
06 Oct 2017 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ I readily admit to my ignorance on HAL Dhruv, all posts were speculative in nature. My interest is in the following: > With the Shakthi engine, we have a 1250 hp capability, with growth potential to 1700 hp. This is the same as a Seaking. SO can we build a Seaking class machine ? > When searching ...
by dinesh_kimar
05 Oct 2017 12:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ Raghuk, i understand where this is coming from. I clearly say that cyclic is part of "MGB-rotor system" in my post. You cleverly say that cyclic is not part of MGB but is part of rotor system. then accuse me of "spread false statements as facts". I request you to clearly bring ...
by dinesh_kimar
05 Oct 2017 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ A paper by the Commandant of the Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), Air Marshal M Matheswaran also gives clarity to the above points. https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiX4cu07tjWAhUJ6Y8KHYY6BO...
by dinesh_kimar
05 Oct 2017 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

After all these years of lurking, my fave among all brf posts remains this:
My aunt with a d**k is my uncle.

It never fails to crack me up on cold wintry mornings when things seem bleak.
by dinesh_kimar
05 Oct 2017 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ Shiv Saar, i had a good laugh abt your points while having breakfast.

Its not so easy to collect proof and give a point to point to the above.
by dinesh_kimar
04 Oct 2017 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ Saar, IMHO, HAL's fix of the gearbox is controversial. 1. A 2-stage Main Gear Box was decided during ALH design phase, when the technology collaborator (MBB and ZF Transmission, both from Germany) had little experience for such a design at the higher power ratings of Dhruv.(Apparently it is "...
by dinesh_kimar
04 Oct 2017 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ I will try to answer Indranil's post, though not an expert. Below stuff is speculation. The typical Helo gearbox is complex. (Eg. Mi-17 Gear box is heavier than the engines) .It has following features: > to have a reduction of 1:100 within tight weight and volume limitations. For example, if gas t...
by dinesh_kimar
30 Sep 2017 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748807

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^ Ka-226 seems to be a quid pro quo for deep ToT by Russia. Otherwise, doesnt make sense.
by dinesh_kimar
28 Sep 2017 18:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 750184

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

IA has apparently deployed a few Bofors guns in Siachen. The guns cannot be brought back , and will be abandoned after end of life.
by dinesh_kimar
11 Sep 2017 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army History Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 161156

Re: Indian Army History Thread

On This day, fifty years ago, the GOC of 17 Mountain Division, Lt. Gen. Sagat Singh (then a Major General) disobeyed orders and refused to vacate the strategic Nathu La pass in Sikkim, as demanded by the Chinese......and agreed to by certain Indian "higher ups". At the time, India was not ...

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