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by sattili
21 Sep 2014 18:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

Let me add my nerdy 2 cents to the building RC plane vs building UAV discussion: A decade ago when I was young & cocky (and bit foolish) I had a face off at work on a project. I was in a meeting room with 2 senior guys- one of them an operations guy (MBA type) and another one is Engineering head...
by sattili
19 Sep 2014 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

Let us start with the last statement
Neshant wrote: +5m accuracy is pretty poor for a LRF.

Can you please tell us what could be termed as "Good" accuracy for a LRF and for what range?
by sattili
18 Sep 2014 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

^^^^ Absolutely agree with you Neelaji. There is no substitute for achieving self reliance in this very critical area/s of technology. The point I was trying to make earlier was not to discount the importance of this fact. I was trying to explain that IRDE EO sight cannot be looked down upon (or cal...
by sattili
18 Sep 2014 13:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 256732

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Yes NASA is helping ISRO by letting them use its deep space communication network. NASA also partnered with ISRO on Chandrayaan mission. So the scope of doing mischief is there, but what will they gain by it?
by sattili
18 Sep 2014 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4059
Views: 721825

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

^^^^^
That guy is an officer, others are Airmen of the IAF Garud commando force.

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Today/Unit-Articles/333-Garuds.html
by sattili
17 Sep 2014 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

^^^^ Thanks Karan for the link, that is an excellent paper. Exactly what part of the above did they develop and what part is simply imported and integrated? Adding to what Karan has said in his post- there are certain parts, especially detector arrays for which we don't have a matured manufacturing ...
by sattili
17 Sep 2014 13:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 165809

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

There are options:- get f16 (Used) on the cheap, uncle is dumping them by the gross, so will his munnas, Use Israel to upgrade them. Our boys in blue will have to live with what we can afford. Maybe we will get professional negoaters in the next time we have to sign such deals, not our one cap fits...
by sattili
17 Sep 2014 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292263

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

8G2PXkAOaF4 Gentlemen, if you notice @ 2:30MM, a number of wheeled APCs are being transported. I know IA had a number of OT-64 SKOTs, but I thought they were all decommissioned long back... any info on this gurus. If you look at 0:59 and again at 2:11 you will see Zil-131 6X6 trucks. These Russian ...
by sattili
16 Sep 2014 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 724253

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

But your point sounds more apt for LCH then Rudra. Having a huge number of specialized choppers is hard to afford for IA in my opinion and I thought that's why we even have a weaponized utility chopper requirement in the first place. Can you give me any link about the troop capacity of Rudra? I was...
by sattili
16 Sep 2014 19:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 724253

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

I see Dhruv/Rudra as multi role utility platform rather then a specialized one. Most of these machines will be stripped off their armaments and sensors for most of their lifetime IMO. Infact its the opposite - Rudra's primary role is armed support and has limited utility scope (due to weight and li...
by sattili
15 Sep 2014 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 333198

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

^^^^^^ :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: on a serious note - however we despise the russkies we do lot of collaboration (or dependency based on how you look at it). Be it the Brahmos JV (I read Mr.Pillai's book and he is all praise for them), Help in ATV project, Help in Naval design, Letting us use G...
by sattili
15 Sep 2014 20:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 187016

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Unlike Javelin, it has a laser seeker and not a fire-and-forget IIR seeker. So, the infantry team doing the launch will be especially vulnerable because the tank crew is now alerted by laser emitter. Laser designator need not be from the launch team alone, CLGM can be designated by another laser so...
by sattili
13 Sep 2014 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292263

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

BSF was told to use shotguns ans stun grenades to minimize deaths by UPA regime, at least in the Assam-BD border Source? That is 12 bore pump action shot gun made by OFB, it has several uses including the "counter ambush", Riot control etc http://ofbindia.gov.in/products/data/weapons/wsc/...
by sattili
12 Sep 2014 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 164595

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

DSS-32-90 Doppler navigation system is common across various Mil copters including Mi-17, Hinds.

BTW, box flares are above the last window and IAF roundel. Not above doors. And that is the quality of the OEM armor, its not desi juggaad :-)
by sattili
10 Sep 2014 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

Thank you Neela and Sum for that great information. And they are not necessarily going to help the defense industry in India in a big way . Yes there are some processors that we can manufacture but defence industry needs are different. MEMS processes use 90nm , 130m, 180nm and they are used in senso...
by sattili
10 Sep 2014 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

Yes, but those tried and tested stuff was a commercial product produced for use in some commodity application at that time. The processors are bought and kept aside for integration later. For example, one cannot set up a financially viable plant to generate Pentium 1 processors today, even though t...
by sattili
10 Sep 2014 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

Has not the fab facility in/near Chandigarh was destroyed/burned down couple of decades back? Just like nuclear thing/thoriam and other rare earth material backstabbing by MMS? How could MMS possibly involved in a fire accident that happened in 1989, he is not even in politics at that time. And why...
by sattili
10 Sep 2014 12:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

Apologies in advance to everyone as this is going to be a long post. 1. Design of the IC which is usually called as IP (Intellectual Property) is different from manufacturing technologies often called as Foundry technology. Eg, ARM core is an IP and TSMC manufactures the chips for other companies wh...
by sattili
09 Sep 2014 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3878
Views: 550569

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

My worry is not with the Indian names, but the foreign ones. Silicon manufacturing is a cut throat-business. Last I heard, IBM announced that it was getting out of it! And STMicroelectronics has not being doing well either. Manufacturing of commodity chips is a highly automated, low margin/cutthroa...
by sattili
07 Sep 2014 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 187016

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Rien ji, But how will we deal with situations like Longewala? I think Rohitvats also pointed a bit earlier in this thread, that we are good in tank vs tank battle. However its the infantry that needs these man portable ATGMs and we are short in that dept. (in the sesnse still using old gen Milan etc...
by sattili
27 Aug 2014 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 3963
Views: 187016

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^^^^^ @brar_w: with due respect, can you please take these American systems information to the International military thread? Its very tiring to sift through these USA brochure stats in every thread that is meant to discuss "Indian" systems. What you post might be very interesting informat...
by sattili
26 Aug 2014 06:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 176461

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^^^ Wiki says: The torpedo is manufactured in Kyrgyzstan by a state-owned factory . In 2012 the Russian government purchased a 75% ownership of the factory in exchange for writing off massive Kyrgyz debt to Russia It could be typo that the report says Kazakhstan instead of Kyrgyzstan. And Russia b...
by sattili
25 Aug 2014 13:39
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 59004

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

^^^^^^

I gather from Vivek's FB page that he is recuperating from a shoulder injury and that may be the reason for his long absence.

Wishing speedy recovery Vivek, get well soon!
by sattili
15 Jul 2014 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 292263

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

rkhanna wrote:
Interesting guns.


Marcos of vanilla VBSS?


My guess it would be the latter. I remember reading an article several years ago that says Marcos always train with real guns and real bullets.

Often times the VBSS teams are labeled as Marcos by DDM.
by sattili
11 Jul 2014 19:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies
Replies: 85
Views: 6868

Re: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies

Sameer, I have a S4 and the game is repeatedly force-stopping and restarting. I have closed bulk of my apps on the phone and still the same result. I noticed that specifically, when I fly low(below 1000 ft), the hang is more prominent. Do you have the link for the PC version by any chance? For me t...
by sattili
24 May 2014 11:02
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 59004

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Gripping narrative, absolutely breathtaking !!! Bravo Vivekji.

Waiting for more....
by sattili
08 May 2014 10:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205978

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Did anybody notice this gem in the Hindu article posted above? “It was an excellent flight on March 24. The K-4 missile travelled a little more than 3,000 km ,” informed sources said. In my childhood the local kirana shop fellow will put few extra grains over the measured weight to make the customer...
by sattili
07 May 2014 20:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 330
Views: 49246

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

^^^^^
Any idea why the buggers of the NDA government didn't implement these recommendations 10 years ago when they were in power?
by sattili
07 May 2014 20:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205978

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^^^^
Thank you sir, appreciate the clarification.
by sattili
07 May 2014 18:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 205978

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^^^ Chackoji: I think the confusion is due to small snippets of technical language that you have posted. For lay people like me it sounds like Greek and Latin. Could you post some more information about the CFD analysis results? (If that information is in public domain only) To translate into my l...
by sattili
29 Apr 2014 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610044

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Vivek K, the irony of your statement is that it fails to understand what is most expensive loss for the country and IAF. Its the loss of aviators that's most costly not that metal aircraft. Aircraft will be replaced with another one, but we cannot bring back those people. Wish if your anguish was mo...
by sattili
28 Apr 2014 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610044

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

^^^^^ Thanks Karan. I am not comparing the Indian Armed Forces to anybody else. I am comparing us to ourselves. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck.... comparing Indian Armed Forces of today to what they were 2 decades back is even more weird logic. Just to give you a snippet: IAF attritio...
by sattili
28 Apr 2014 11:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610044

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

^^^^^^^ The post to which Indranil responded is not just churlish, its moronic. Indians should first learn to fly the TFTA C-130....heh Coming to your assertions about the accidents with Indian armed forces in the last 2 decades, could you enlighten us with the data on how they fare with other count...
by sattili
01 Apr 2014 11:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 103076

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Malaysian jet search concludes https://in.news.yahoo.com/malaysian-jet-search-concludes-182803323.html Perth, March 31 (IANS) Nothing related to the missing Malaysian jetliner was retrieved Monday as a multilateral air and sea hunt for MH370 concluded in waters about 1,850 km west of Perth. All air...
by sattili
01 Apr 2014 10:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Sad announcement: BRF to close down
Replies: 41
Views: 3216

Re: Sad announcement: BRF to close down

U got me doc :D
by sattili
18 Mar 2014 16:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 103076

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

While Chinese are at it..someone should tell them to look at thick forests of Vietnam and Cambodia as well.
by sattili
17 Mar 2014 20:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 103076

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Let me add my bit for the SIA68(or SQ68) CT. Who the flight crew (Pilot/Co-pilot) on that flight? It is possible that they could be buddies to the MH370 crew and just helping their friends a little allowing them sneak up behind or above them and overfly India. This happens all the time in Bangalore....
by sattili
16 Mar 2014 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 103076

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

why nobody is talking about Cambodia? If the flight crew lost control then it would be possible for the plane to stray over to Camobodian airspace and crashed in jungles or even may be in a swamp. Tonie Spa lake in Camobodia looks big that a 777 might have been swallowed by the swamp.

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