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by Zynda
12 Apr 2019 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

I believe R-37 has an active seeker. Apparently, R-37M has an active seeker in two different bands (X & Ku). It is intended to be carried by Su-30, Su-35 & MiG-31BM jets. Also work is being carried out to integrate it in to Su-57 as well.
by Zynda
08 Apr 2019 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

Boy! That lady Lara who ever is really proving the idiot that she is! One of her tweets from today Mike Yeo: The R-73 missile on the right of this image is hardly “intact”. Still a lot of information gaps from both sides to draw firm conclusions about several claims/counterclaims Lara Seligman But i...
by Zynda
08 Apr 2019 19:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5590
Views: 516586

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Basically the FAA's safety inspectors are designated Boeing employees who have been vetted and certified by the FAA to act as its own representatives. But they are still being paid by Boeing!! So the people certifying Boeing's aircraft as safe are Boeing's own employees but they can give them an FA...
by Zynda
08 Apr 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

I read tweets by several Paki defence experts over the weekend but did not want to post it. The tweets were in response to several Indian journalists posting on twitter what IAF showed them i.e. images of radar tracks of F-16 disappearing. The Pakis quickly started posting that PAF had deployed high...
by Zynda
06 Apr 2019 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115167

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Here is the video put out by DRDO about ASAT test. Credits goes to Shiv Aroor of Livefist for sharing the same.



So Microsat-R was indeed launched to serve as a target for ASAT. Probably gems are contained in the video that others could recognize.
by Zynda
06 Apr 2019 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

For me the icing on the cake of GoI press conference was that we have the capability to intercept possibly encrypted/secured radio transmissions of our adversaries and decode it. This is great...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2019 23:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 540125

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

This looks real. Low resolution but definitely RaGa. Laugh & weep...the latter because the impotent senior members of INC are allowing this buffoon to be a candidate for PM of Republic of India. I would never vote INC, at least in the near future, no matter who they field, but I'm really saddene...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2019 19:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion
Replies: 6200
Views: 540125

Re: 2019 General Elections News and Discussion

Is there any credence to this article? Congress's NYAY may take away 30 seats, says BJP study A fresh internal analysis done by the party shows that the poll sop announced by Rahul Gandhi, NYAY (Nyuntam Ayay Yojana) which promises Rs 72,000 a year to five crore poorest families, could impact as many...
by Zynda
04 Apr 2019 06:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3543
Views: 556347

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

This article has better tech content about WAG-9HH New 9,000 hp WAG-9 HH Locomotive Rolls Out of CLW This 9,000 hp version of the WAG-9H has been classified by IR as WAG-9 HH. The first H stands for higher axle load and the second H stands for the higher power rating. The class has been allocated a ...
by Zynda
03 Apr 2019 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 953
Views: 158040

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Rakesh wrote:∙ U.S. Government and contractor engineering,

What contractor engineering means?
by Zynda
02 Apr 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582601

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

It seems like our boys are firing on many mighty cylinders along LoC. Been a month and probably we are inflicting quite a damage to Pakis. Accuracy of arty, mortal shells are attributed to Swathi.
by Zynda
02 Apr 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115167

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Dissemination of alleged failure of Feb 12 ASAT test is starting on a National level. RundiTV is running an article with it. The article makes it sound like "experts" from Federation of American Scientists are of the opinion that Feb 12 ASAT attempt failed. However, when going through the ...
by Zynda
01 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

^^Understood. Thanks for the lucid explanation man.
by Zynda
01 Apr 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

Karan, what exactly are "Up Snap" & "crank" refers to?

Also, this question is more of a curiosity. What could be done to mitigate the comm jamming threat, at least in theory? Lets say if Unkil is facing similar comm jamming threats, what steps would they take to mitigate?
by Zynda
01 Apr 2019 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

Per the above tweets, it seems like PAF were hell bent on scoring a kill against MKI (as mentioned umpteen times by Karan et al). Also, does anyone else get the impression that PAF were more worried about M2KUPG rather than Su-30s? I guess the excellent anti-BVR training of IAF, along with good EW e...
by Zynda
31 Mar 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 449
Views: 115737

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Karan can give a more accurate reply but I think recently, we integrated R118 Dhruti Digital RWR (expanded the number of mounting points to 6 to provide enhanced coverage). The R118 Dhruti wideband Digital receivers were developed for the SU-30MKI. The digital receiver makes it possible to different...
by Zynda
31 Mar 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 789238

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Just love the praises Swati WLR is getting. Karan, you have any idea on what improvements might be incorporated in to future versions of Swati?
by Zynda
31 Mar 2019 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266210

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

I will give it to Pak wrt marketing & perception management. Having said that I don't want neither our Govt nor the armed forces resort to lies, deception etc. just to preserve H&D. I am sure there are ways in which to have better perception management without resorting to the above.
by Zynda
28 Mar 2019 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1306
Views: 234239

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^Unkil is usually the thought leader and what solutions does US has in mind for future AWACS kind of capability if AWACS plane is not being favored?
by Zynda
28 Mar 2019 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115167

Re: Indian ASAT Test

RC135S cobra ball that was spotted monitoring the test. their real base is nebraska, but they skulk around in diego, aleutians and maybe other places to monitor missile tests using RF and IR sensors. it is NOT the regular RC135 rivet joint which more like signals intelligence gathering / jamming an...
by Zynda
27 Mar 2019 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115167

Re: Indian ASAT test

I guess Microsat-R was launched specifically for this purpose? May be in reality, the sat never had any useful on-board payload. Cause I think it was placed in orbit just recently (Jan 24, 2019)....kinda surprising that such a young sat was chosen as the target.
by Zynda
27 Mar 2019 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4057
Views: 441389

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Recently, I saw TG interview. Awesome clarity & articulation skills at such youngish age. Truly a quality which I hope I had. But I don't think she will be even nominated this time around. I understand running for POTUS is expensive & draining affair but I do hope that she can use the campai...
by Zynda
27 Mar 2019 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 868
Views: 115167

Re: Indian ASAT test

Not sure if Baba's Chinese Sat reasoning is true or not, but I shudder thinking of the response from UPA would have been if they were made cognizant of such activities. I bet Armed forces & DRDO would be begging for go ahead to test ASAT missile but GoI (UPA) would be reinforcing the shackles on...
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1525
Views: 444291

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

^^ Yes, performance at AI has always been a little bit on the cautious side. Tejas did superbly even during Bahrain were as on our skies, its displays are good but lacks energy as you put it. Thanks for the video link. Edit: After watching the video, may be its the angle or something, but it seems l...
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 22:04
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 789238

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Is there any corroboration on ATAGS being used against Pakis along the LoC? Some tweets seem to suggest ATAGS was one among several indigenous weapon systems which were battle tested in the recent weeks.
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1306
Views: 234239

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From KeyPub forum: Can Turkey sell these radars and/or perform F-16 upgrades without Unkil's approval? I have a feeling that Pakis will try to get their hands on some of these radar sets to upgrade older F-16s if possible, especially after the recent engagements. Of course, the above is subject to t...
by Zynda
24 Mar 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266210

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakis are still claiming that JF-17 shot Abhi's MiG-21. There are news articles, of course from Paki publications, which state that interest in JF-17 has shot up since it downed IAF MiG-21. Of course, they fail to mention that this is the 2nd time, PAF & Bandar has failed to show up to an airsho...
by Zynda
23 Mar 2019 02:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2083
Views: 552355

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Not all test objectives are the same. Usually, prelim tests may involve validating aerodynamics of the missile, validation of stores separation, validating propulsion systems or just to test structural integrity along with all the above. Achieving the defined parameters is usually declared as succes...
by Zynda
22 Mar 2019 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3890
Views: 553682

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

^^Doesn't look like it. The contract was signed under the Buy & Make (India) category of the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2013 that will be offering the Indian Navy a proven solution, with a production arrangement in India under Transfer of Technology (ToT). The contract will be executed ...
by Zynda
22 Mar 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

^^Not yearning for their validation, rather just pointing out the duplicity of Unkil. Remember, Unkil won't think twice before giving sermons from what it perceives to be a higher moral pedestal stand, about India's intolerance, poverty, concerning nationalistic tendencies...all collected in the for...
by Zynda
21 Mar 2019 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2083
Views: 552355

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Karan, how is it going wrt IRNSS integration with our munitions? GPS/GLONASS integration is fine (& probably should serve as back up or primary mode when used in locations where IRNSS coverage is weak or nil), but in IOR/South-Asia region, shouldn't IRNSS be our preferred mode for Satellite guid...
by Zynda
21 Mar 2019 22:03
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 524
Views: 80263

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

I think that vehicles which are priced beyond 7-8 Lakhs will try to meet GNCAP (like Nexon did) and vehicles in the lower price range (Alto, Santro, Kwid, WagonR) etc., will try to meet the minimum crash norms set by GoI.
by Zynda
21 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266210

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Looks like Pak will be buying additional CH-4 & CH-5 Rainbow drones from China. Pak To Purchase Long-Range “Rainbow” Combat Drones: Report Pakistan is eyeing to purchase Chinese long-range Rainbow CH-4 and CH5 drones. It is the first time that the country is acquiring a long-range drone. Accordi...
by Zynda
21 Mar 2019 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2083
Views: 552355

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Aditya_V saar, I am sure you are aware that ARMs home on to source of radio radiation (radar station) & in the process do not emit anything which can be detected & hence the usage of word passive. Similar to how IR/IIR missile is termed as passive guidance. The last stage mmW seeker in the N...
by Zynda
21 Mar 2019 14:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 4057
Views: 441389

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Why are Americans falling back in love with SUVs & Trucks
by Zynda
21 Mar 2019 11:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 524
Views: 80263

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

All cars sold in India beyond Oct 2019 should meet the upcoming Indian crash norms regulations. I think from April of this year, a series of safety features are being made mandatory on vehicles plying on Indian roads. These includes ABS, air bags & manual switch to disable auto lock among others...
by Zynda
20 Mar 2019 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 534085

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

I think Super 30 upgrade specs are still being finalized, but any idea how IAF plans on bringing in additional power needed for AESA radars? Roos has started integrating AL-41F-1S engines on their Su-30SM fighters. In addition to further thrust, the engines also provide additional electric power nee...
by Zynda
20 Mar 2019 21:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 789238

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Per baba, DRDO's Swati WLR is playing an important role at LOC in neutralizing Paki's mortar positions. Happy to see that many DRDO products are proving their mettle in actual service. I am sure, pain points will be taken note by services & passed along to DRDO for resolution & further impro...
by Zynda
18 Mar 2019 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3368
Views: 536711

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

Stupid Pakis are at it again. One of their so called eminent weapon/defence analyst posts a picture of wreckage of two missiles and claims that both them missiles are R-73s obtained from Abhi's MiG-21 and hence he could not have fired his missile...hence story of IAF downing TSPAF F-16 is false onle...
by Zynda
17 Mar 2019 23:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 5105
Views: 789238

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

BThe D-29 program on the Fulcrums, has been a real breakthrough as has been Tarang validation on the MiG-27 Upg & now LCA. With the experience from these, we have a good base to take things forward on the rest of our fleet, including the Su-30s, DARIN-3 Jaguars and so forth. Mirage 2000's and R...

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