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by MeshaVishwas
16 Aug 2020 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 766324

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4LZ3Vl9FPI&t=568s ( not sure if posted before) PAF pilot discusses Rafale..usual bluster ! Yup saw this classic. Mango Abdul-e-Mirage Ghazi McBaldy was just brilliant. The range quoted for the ChinaStronkk PL15 is :lol: You also need to check out the one, the wo...
by MeshaVishwas
16 Aug 2020 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5066
Views: 1252796

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

Are the Shamshers capable of being employed in Aksai Hind/Ladakh region effectively?
[If yes then CBU 105 could help the comrades meet their maker(of the red book)]
Can it also be slung onto the Vajra by any chance?
by MeshaVishwas
15 Aug 2020 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4333
Views: 761621

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

Wokay me! Q: Status of Shaurya Q:Status of the OFB High Mobility TEL whose sole pic of it undergoing tests in the deserts is now mia. It looked like a MZKT clone, iirc Edit: Got it! https://i.imgur.com/2ZRUYNg.jpg Some more that I can think of Q: Siva pod update(post the livefist report) Q: ACTAS p...
by MeshaVishwas
15 Aug 2020 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3852
Views: 761741

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Wow!
Takes me to the Israeli F-15 incident with the crazy single wing landing.
I hope the citation is shared.
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 261
Views: 56909

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

OT:
Yes the entire Pilatus deal was "Dal mein kuch kaala" type. I remember even the Koreans were up in arms about the process.
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 32237

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Just going through the Terroristani DGISPR briefing, the A129 Turdogan bit caught my interest. The specs on the LCH and A129/T129 are comparable but LCH has over half a Km higher ceiling and 800Kg more MTOW! The Brits/Italians bleed Turdoganistan and they, in turn pass it on to the hapless Bakis. Go...
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4333
Views: 761621

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

Wokay me! Q: Status of Shaurya Q:Status of the OFB High Mobility TEL whose sole pic of it undergoing tests in the deserts is now mia. It looked like a MZKT clone, iirc https://i.imgur.com/2ZRUYNg.jpg This is the TATA Prima 12 X 12. I just wish for the real deal - MZKT 16 X 16 or a clone from Tata/A...
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4333
Views: 761621

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

Okay some more searching around and I found this: Ashok Leyland also won a tender from the DRDO to develop an even heavier 12x12 vehicle to mount the country’s long range strategic missiles. These vehicles can carry a maximum load of 34 tonnes. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indian-firm-to-s...
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 55195

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Burden of OFB: Liability at Armed Forces’ Cost - Lt Gen J. K Sharma The clarion call given by the Prime Minister on 12th May for a “Self Reliant India” amidst the Covid 19 crisis and the announcement by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 16 May that the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) would be cor...
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 16:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4333
Views: 761621

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

Q:Status of the OFB High Mobility TEL whose sole pic of it undergoing tests in the deserts is now mia. It looked like a MZKT clone, iirc Isnt that the HanuMAN, MAN's proposed replacement for ShaktiMAN truck that got scuppered on cost grounds? It apparently was superior to the TATRA. First time I am...
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4333
Views: 761621

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

Another Q, How far along is the 1500HP powerpack development? Timelines? Production partners?
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 05:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4333
Views: 761621

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

Wokay me! Q: Status of Shaurya Q:Status of the OFB High Mobility TEL whose sole pic of it undergoing tests in the deserts is now mia. It looked like a MZKT clone, iirc Edit: Got it! https://i.imgur.com/2ZRUYNg.jpg Some more that I can think of Q: Siva pod update(post the livefist report) Q: ACTAS pr...
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 32237

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Also I haven't seen any data on the M621 Nexeter gun. What type of shells and what armor it can take out? But firing video is great. Saar 4 types of rds listed in the catalogue for the M621: https://www.nexter-group.fr/en/nos-produits https://i.imgur.com/29537yu.jpg https://i.imgur.com/K8JR3sE.jpg ...
by MeshaVishwas
14 Aug 2020 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 32237

Re: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020

Ramana saar, I think we have the Spike LR. The attached ANI video is great too, top attack mode I think. https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/watch-indian-army-s-newly-acquired-spike-lr-anti-tank-guided-missile-in-action-video/520604 And according to Rafael, the ER is good for 16Km from a Rota...
by MeshaVishwas
12 Aug 2020 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3792
Views: 1143084

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

For all the momeen concerned on the timelines:
#Sukhoi Su-57, Komsomolsk-on-Amur aviation plant. We plan to deliver 76 Su-57 aircraft the #RuMoD by 2028.

https://twitter.com/UAC_Russia_eng/stat ... 87680?s=20

So definitely very good. Order more and get them faster.
by MeshaVishwas
12 Aug 2020 02:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4999
Views: 735583

Re: Internal Security Watch

Peacefools on the rampage in my City, tried to storm the K.G Halli Police Station! Shoot at sight ordered to restore order. Media reporting that >200 live rounds fired into the air to disperse the mob. HM Sri. Basavaraj Bommai gives full freedom to Bengaluru Police to crush the mob. Section 144 enfo...
by MeshaVishwas
11 Aug 2020 21:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7943
Views: 885592

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread


Big announcement by Pres. Putin!
by MeshaVishwas
11 Aug 2020 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 261
Views: 56909

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

^
+1
Proud of the team, future is bright for the VayuSena
Edit: Remembering Sri. Manohar Parikkar Ji on this auspicious day. His contribution to the nation cannot be forgotten.
The best Raksha Mantri India ever had.
by MeshaVishwas
11 Aug 2020 20:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2433
Views: 540836

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Admiral he has put up a video which is quite nice, pfb:
by MeshaVishwas
11 Aug 2020 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3792
Views: 1143084

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

Was going through this GE press release from 2008, and this caught my eye: Flight testing follows a rigorous series of evaluations, culminating in generation of more than 19,000 pounds (84 kN) uninstalled thrust and completion of 330 hours of Accelerated Mission testing - the equivalent of 1,000 hou...
by MeshaVishwas
11 Aug 2020 19:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 423505

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Although many may know this by now but one of the reasons why the Bandar FC1 costs so low is because of the RD93 (RD 33 with a repositioned gearbox and re-designated the RD-93). Here are the specs from the manufacturer themselves: Note the ridiculously low TTL. https://www.uecrus.com/eng/products/mi...
by MeshaVishwas
08 Aug 2020 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5066
Views: 1252796

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

^^Om Shanti to the departed, proud of the AI crew.


Enforcement Directorate conducts raids across country in Pilatus aircraft deal-ET

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 407925.cms
by MeshaVishwas
08 Aug 2020 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3792
Views: 1143084

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

With almost all operations shifting to Night times, the Helmet display will be invaluable, especially low level Shamsheresque missions in challenging terrains. Since the USSR gravy train has passed I do not see any other option for the VayuSena to build up numbers in meaningful ways other than Tejas...
by MeshaVishwas
06 Aug 2020 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3852
Views: 761741

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Looking at the (albeit unique) Saudi upgrade(+ new build) package for their F-15 fleet, we may be looking at a very hefty bill that when implemented, will put ginormous stress on the budget. Not comparable. Saudi wanted one very specific change (adding full FBW) that required a development and test...
by MeshaVishwas
06 Aug 2020 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3852
Views: 761741

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Looking at the (albeit unique) Saudi upgrade(+ new build) package for their F-15 fleet, we may be looking at a very hefty bill that when implemented, will put ginormous stress on the budget. CDS spoke about equipment in service under three heads: Cutting edge(30%), Present Day(40%) & Obsolete(30...
by MeshaVishwas
03 Aug 2020 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3792
Views: 1143084

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

Those numbers are for the original rd33 engines. Iirc the rd33s on the Ks have a 4000 hour service life. And the ones on the upgraded baaz also have a longer service life. Do you have a source for the 4000 hours service life? HAL has already manufactured new RD-33MK for the UPG program and the data...
by MeshaVishwas
01 Aug 2020 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 766324

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

They worked on 27-Feb-19 because of no war no peace situation, ROE of not allowing IAF to fire first. In a real war wasting 6/7 Amraams will lead to 60 Mig 21 Bisons for 60 F-16's for the entire range of PAF missiles fired. 6 misses on a single day for missile known as "SLAMMER" is gross ...
by MeshaVishwas
01 Aug 2020 02:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3969
Views: 766324

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

Although we already knew this but essentially the Fizzleya coc*ed up tactics employed by Khan some three decades ago. Tacticians at the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis AFB in Nevada were working hard on how to beat BVR threats as capable as our own, specifically ways the F-15 and its missiles could...
by MeshaVishwas
26 Jul 2020 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3792
Views: 1143084

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

@Kartik
Looks like a LSP with the "Speed Tape"(IIRC Nilesh@JayS mentioned this).
Also why the control surface for the CCM on the left is Kaala?
by MeshaVishwas
26 Jul 2020 15:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3851
Views: 1095416

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

darshan wrote:There's a lobby that's working to get AWACS for awhile from a western country for almost 10 years now.

NauSena (Unofficially?) expressed interest in a V-22 based AEW system a while back (or is it the 737-Dud tail rumour? )
by MeshaVishwas
24 Jul 2020 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3708
Views: 708358

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

Sumeet wrote:When we already have SPICE munition from Rafael why add this unnecessarily expensive french munition ?

Saar, the Brochure had a HD+ image.
by MeshaVishwas
24 Jul 2020 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3708
Views: 708358

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

Rakesh wrote:Does anyone know what is the Indian equivalent of the Hammer?

Is there such a local system?

https://www.drdo.gov.in/glide-bomb
INS guided but
Article link:
https://theprint.in/defence/what-is-drd ... ty/242066/
by MeshaVishwas
24 Jul 2020 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2176
Views: 393314

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Gajraj flexing some muscles.

by MeshaVishwas
24 Jul 2020 00:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 845
Views: 183005

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

What is the Army thinking?! :shock: The Indian military will get an obsolescent VSHORADS that will be almost two decades old by the time it enters service, and almost fifty years old at the end of its service life cycle. https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2020/03/two-major-russian-arms-deals-likely.ht...
by MeshaVishwas
23 Jul 2020 22:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3708
Views: 708358

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

*facepalm*
We have to import the Iron bombs too?!
Ironic that we just achieved criticality on a desi 3+ gen Nuke reactor that can power over 7 Lakh homes.
by MeshaVishwas
23 Jul 2020 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3708
Views: 708358

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

India to boost Rafale capabilities with HAMMER missiles under emergency order

https://www.aninews.in/news/national/ge ... 723134530/

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