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by SNaik
22 Jul 2015 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1898
Views: 210847

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

NRao IF (Big if) that is indeed the cost of this carrier, then India should trade the Vicky in and her "Read the voluminous reports on the Vik-A's conversion and modernisation" ( :lol: )+ around $0.5 billion and perhaps get this new carrier. No IFs. 3 upgraded Talwars for RuNavy cost 40 bi...
by SNaik
20 Jul 2015 15:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Well, if you are wiiling to pay 3 billion instead of 700 million (price for 3 for RuNavy), at least you expect speedy delivery. :D
by SNaik
09 Jul 2015 13:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Singha wrote:what i really wanted was 2 Oscar subs armed with nirbhay and brahmos.

You don't need the huge Oscar for that, 971I can carry both with ease, launched from torpedo tubes.
by SNaik
08 Jul 2015 10:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

India in talks with Russia to lease new modern, world-class nuclear attack submarine- later in the article it is mentioned that Yassen class might be leased http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-in-talks-with-russia-to-lease-new-nuclear-attack-submarine/articleshow/47980078.cms exc...
by SNaik
06 Jul 2015 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

http://defencyclopedia.com/2014/09/24/the-great-asian-showdown-indias-kolkata-class-vs-chinas-type-52d-destroyer/ A comparison between Kolkata class and Chinese 52D class. 52D edges out Kolkata because of the reason we all discussed about, the later is really under armed for its size and class. It ...
by SNaik
29 Jun 2015 12:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 550871

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Almaz design bureau article on Russian corvettes, includes pictures of 20386 ;) http://oborona.ru/includes/periodics/navy/2015/0625/140716058/detail.shtml Looks strange just see 16 VLS and 1 Gun, no radar etc ... What's the tonnage and have they ordered it ? No, there are no orders placed yet. It s...
by SNaik
28 Jun 2015 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3491
Views: 550871

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Almaz design bureau article on Russian corvettes, includes pictures of 20386 ;)
http://oborona.ru/includes/periodics/na ... tail.shtml
by SNaik
25 Jun 2015 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1898
Views: 210847

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

sankum wrote:It is a semi ballistic lift off aided by aerodynamic lift for transition to free flight.

Exactly.
by SNaik
21 Jun 2015 15:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Yes, current plans call for MLU of all remaining Akulas AND Oscars AND Sierras, in fact, 2 Aulas, Sierra and Oscar are geting MLU at Zvezdocha enterprize in Severodvinsk. There are plans for upgrade of Amur Zvezda enterprize in Far East in order to speed up MLU, as Zvezdocha is already swamped with...
by SNaik
20 Jun 2015 12:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

are all the akulas going to be MLUed...how many serving Akulas and Delta4 are there? is delta4 the only other remaining ssbn class and akula for ssn? Yes, current plans call for MLU of all remaining Akulas AND Oscars AND Sierras, in fact, 2 Aulas, Sierra and Oscar are geting MLU at Zvezdocha enterp...
by SNaik
19 Jun 2015 11:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

By 2020 the RuN is to get approx.7 Boreis and another 7 Yasens.This is a massive scale of N-sub building. The GOI has to accelerate our sub building skills asap.This is is the weakest part of the IN.PLAN N-subs ana AIP subs are now making regular patrols in the IOR. We need forward patrols in the I...
by SNaik
16 Jun 2015 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1898
Views: 210847

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Option:" Use the Vikrant basic design as said earlier for a 45K t amphib with a flat top that can accommodate the same .type of aircraft on the Vikrant,Vik-A,29Ks and NLCAs . This way we have the "3rd flat top",apart from "INS India",which has amphib capabilities as well. C...
by SNaik
15 Jun 2015 12:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1898
Views: 210847

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

They just have to give us the design of the one on the Kuznetsov, Trouble is Kuzentsov is conventionally powered , probably same power plant as on the Minsk/Vik Ad, now lost forever to Ukraine. See the picture here from Wiki of the Grand Fleet Adm Kuzentsov smoking like a Chimney ! HMS Dragon With ...
by SNaik
06 Jun 2015 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1898
Views: 210847

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Still stuck in the dock?
by SNaik
03 Jun 2015 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Tx SN.Are the various defects.limitations of the P-8A and its systems common to the IN? We have had no such news at all from the IN about P-8Is performance. It would be interesting to see whether the USN's experience is becos of their unique eqpt. or common to all variants. I think the P8A being th...
by SNaik
03 Jun 2015 11:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Interesting report by Michael Gilmore, chief of the Pentagon testing office:

http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2 ... seidon.pdf
by SNaik
29 May 2015 12:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 389859

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

What happened to Vikrant? Was it re-launched yesterday?
by SNaik
17 Apr 2015 16:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Russian solid polymer fuel cells intended for use on subs
http://krylov-center.ru/eng/News/?ELEMENT_ID=390
http://uploads.ru/jxhIT.jpg
by SNaik
20 Mar 2015 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1028
Views: 196455

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Kilo has a weapon load of 18 torps or 4 missiles+12 torps or 24 mines.
by SNaik
26 Feb 2015 00:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751542

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

it is the Akula, but doesnt that shed look like a degaussing facility with just a plastic cover for rain protection? http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/00/22/16/45_big.jpg Released to Public ID: DNSC9501503 Service Depicted: Navy A stern view of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine USS WES...
by SNaik
25 Feb 2015 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Great walk-around of Indian P-8I
http://dron-sd.livejournal.com/18564.html
by SNaik
24 Feb 2015 14:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

negi wrote:
Philip wrote:Wasn't there a mention earlier that the MIG-29 had a better service availability record than the M-2000?
Unfortunately it is the other way round.

Russian Navy has a requirement for single engine take-off from carrier. For that reason RD-33 was up-rated for naval version of MiG-29.
by SNaik
14 Feb 2015 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

the brahmos/klub radar has range of 50km max against large targets, much less against FACs probably. That's true for the active tract, OTH is provided by the passive one, up to 100-250 km (depending on the actual radar). Monolith radar includes also a datalink with MRA and another datalink for ship...
by SNaik
05 Feb 2015 13:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion
Replies: 376
Views: 25785

Re: Republic Day 2015 - News and Discussion

arshyam wrote:Interesting pic saar - I didn't know Putin spoke English (or does NaMo speak Russian?). There is no interpreter in the background.

Or they both speak German? 8)
by SNaik
28 Jan 2015 13:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^ i know about shkval , the fantasy is the scenario he have depicted. have things move more after shkval is my question . Germans were claiming some success with supercavitation. Nevertheless, APR-3ME looks a better way to do the job. Top speed is up to 70 knots and it has a guidance system. Indi...
by SNaik
21 Jan 2015 13:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

According to some reports,the sub is in reserves at the moment/under repair,perhaps ideal for modernization to bring it upto Chakra std. with improvements.This may be the fastest way to acquire a second Akula than completing the unfinished Irbis.It may also be a cheaper option.That the completion o...
by SNaik
25 Dec 2014 00:32
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751542

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

Cream coloured tank is the reactor, propulsion unit is inside a mock-up of a submarine pressure hull, the green coloured machine is a load compensator.
by SNaik
23 Dec 2014 13:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751542

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

Singha wrote:^^ good find Snaik. would indicate there is a similar hump at the bottom as well, a first among missile subs perhaps.

Not the first. Russian Golf class SSBN had it and the new Chinese test sub has it as well.
by SNaik
22 Dec 2014 14:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 751542

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

The console on the right has a diagram of the shape and division of Arihant's pressure hull. I would suggest that a revision of the submerged part of the hull drawings may be necessary. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aUpgl1bQhoY/VJY8ODRdD-I/AAAAAAAAIuc/LJBssNkkkGU/s1600/TATA%2BConsultancy%2BServices-supp...
by SNaik
25 Nov 2014 12:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Sindhukirti has been launched. Unfortunately, to get the details of the prolonged repair/upgrade, you'll have to Googletranslate (tm), Zvezdochka blog is in Russian only.
http://zvezdochka-ru.livejournal.com/204225.html#cutid1
by SNaik
21 Nov 2014 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

5P26 (MR-352) Pozitiv works in E band, was produced by NPO Kvant in Kiev (Ukraine). Modernized version 5P26M1 Pozitiv-M1 and Pozitiv-M1.2 is currently produced in OAO Taifun in Kaluga (Russia). http://www.typhoon-jsc.ru/index.php/production-and-services/special-purpose/pozitiv-me12 Another E band sh...
by SNaik
05 Nov 2014 17:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Is the DRDO going to use Diesel fuel cracking for on-board production of hydrogen and oxygen? If they do, this is exactly what the Russians have announced they are creating for their Lada/Amur boats.
by SNaik
15 Oct 2014 13:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

B-8 tested by the Israelis against a "Yakhont" configured target.Was reported successful.This beggars the thought that the Israelis who destroyed a large part of Syria's Yakhont stocks over a year ago might've snatched one. However,the proof of the missile's capability will be known only ...
by SNaik
01 Oct 2014 13:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Indian Navy is no match to the PLAN in terms of numbers. The Chinese can bring in a lot of ships. How many ships can PLAN deploy to IOR? 20, 30, 40? IN is not going to wait for them to filter in thru malacca and other ingress points. There are gaps in the navy's force level, but it does not mean we...
by SNaik
08 Sep 2014 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

There is a very interesting figure in the estimate versus actual chart posted on last page. Just check the numbers under 'Secondary Structure Renewal (tonnes)' - 80 versus 2,100. That is 2,600% increase in actual over the estimate. But even that is not the 'most' interesting aspect. The surface dis...
by SNaik
05 Sep 2014 12:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A comment made on Broadsword webpage: HSL can blame Russians, MoD, Navy and even Chinese, Pakistani, Sea water, foul air, CIA, ISI and whoever they want. The fact is that they are horribly incompetent, inefficient and living in 18th century licence permit raj. Its not only submarine refit, they have...
by SNaik
04 Sep 2014 12:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/russia-delayed-sub-refit-to-weaken-shipyard-114090201331_1.html This is the first sub overhauled by an Indian shipyard, right? Would you allow for a learning curve for the local personnel to do the job? The whole point of the exercise is to do...
by SNaik
28 Aug 2014 03:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 218023

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Kazakhstan is actually where the leading torpedo design bureau of the soviet union is located. they use a lake there for testing. secure and away from any khan efforts to steal runaway protos. we were also working with them for the varunastra HWT which is still not IOC I believe. Kyrgyzstan it is. ...

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