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by John
01 Nov 2020 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 4030
Views: 856252

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

Vivek K wrote:Is the MKI trisonic.DDMitis.

That is referring to Brahmos' Mach 3 speed across 500 km.

trisonic speeds across half-a-thousand kilometres.
by John
29 Oct 2020 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 301013

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I thought we scraped the procurement for RAN-40l after Leonardo-Finmeccanica was banned?
by John
29 Oct 2020 04:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 301013

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion


The large air search radar doesnt look like Lanza or the BEL 3D air surveillance radar that was recently displayed.
by John
28 Oct 2020 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Part of me supports the idea of using gun based solution for counter artillery, projectiles and uav role but more I look into it more I realize it is better to develop a cost effective missile solution (lasers are ultimate solution but we are some ways away from fielding anything). Take for example ...
by John
27 Oct 2020 23:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

AAM adapted for surface to air role will have limited range due to lack of datalink and it won’t fly a highly optimized flight path than missiles like Barak-8 or Aster fly to greatly increase their range. Also without a booster it cannot be launched vertically (MICA might be an exception). For navy...
by John
27 Oct 2020 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The real question to me is not why VL-Astra when QRSAM is being developed. It is the reverse for me - why QRSAM was developed as a separate project when VL-Astra was a viable option ? The QRSAM is designed from the ground up for its intended role. QR, designed for low alt targets. A modified AAM is...
by John
27 Oct 2020 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

My bad, I only meant Spyder missiles are qualified for air to air role as well. No worries. I have no problem with Astra based SAM system if QR SAM did not exist which I think should cheaper and superior for that role (not to mention Akash). Also Currently we don’t have Astra for existing fighters ...
by John
27 Oct 2020 04:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A VLS plug is preferable as tube launched missile magazines are limited as the size of std. torpedo rooms is usually able to accommodate a max. of 18 weapons. A plug will give additional firepower,8 to 10 SSMs. We could go the Israeli Dolphin way as ellm in having two sizes of tubes,the larger 650m...
by John
27 Oct 2020 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

sankum wrote:Vertical launched. As reserve missiles for air to air role just like Spyder sam.

Spyder-SR is not vertically launched it is inclined launcher similar to QRSAM. Spyder-MR/ER is vertically launched 360 deg solution.
by John
27 Oct 2020 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I understand but it appears that I am missing something. A Tomahawk is the same size as a heavyweight torpedo, so why can such a device not be deployed from a Diesel-electric sub. I think it's more to do with who wants to buy and deploy it and not if it can be done by the west. Please correct my li...
by John
26 Oct 2020 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I will wait for other sources to confirm it. DRDO is working on SR SAM for navy only but I think IMO it is based on QR SAM. This article makes lot of assumptions: Range: In the article Astra’s a2a range is not same as SAM range most missiles in astra class adapted for that role have a intercept rang...
by John
25 Oct 2020 20:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The only drficiency that western subs have is the lack of advanced sub- launched missile systems unlike Ru subs which have LR Klub/ Kalibir missiles for land,anti-ship and anti-sub attack variants. Tube launched Nirbhay and Brahmos-M can be adapted to be fired in any submarine , high unlikely we wi...
by John
24 Oct 2020 09:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

. The only problem with European subs is that they cannot carry Klub/ Kalibir or BMos Ru missiles. Why a second line of an Ru conv.AIP boat is also reqd. Philip I disagree, From what is available on Open source navy has made clear that P-75I will have absolutely require two things different from P-...
by John
24 Oct 2020 04:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1315525130160869376?s=20 ---> The Nilgiri Class use modular construction. The hull blocks are separately built & ferried to MDL. The blocks shown in green are outsourced to Shoft, Chowgule, Titagargh, etc. The blocks in blue contain sensitive equipment...
by John
21 Oct 2020 03:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The successor to the Sukanya class, the Saryu class, has a 76mm OTO MELARA SRGM and twin AK630 30mm Gatling guns. On paper, they should be able to take on any exocet or harpoon type weapons. No they cannot engage Ashm they intended primarily to engage surface targets thru EO, they don’t have air se...
by John
20 Oct 2020 22:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Aditya G wrote:It is an interesting proposition - can mobile military systems be wheeled on to a ship?

I think it is possible if the system is recoilless and has guidance to mitigate lack of stability of the ship.

Yes on a LHD not from a hanger deck of any of our vessels.
by John
20 Oct 2020 04:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Q is v.valid given the high cost of CG assets and manpower. Rescuing fishermen, merchantmen in distress, seizing sneaky firang trawlers, smugglers,etc., are needed ,but in wartime,what will the CG do to come to the aid of the party? Sukanya class has a chopper deck. May be a Brahmos shore based...
by John
18 Oct 2020 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Brahmos seem to hit targets like we see of Tomahawk. I don't see why we cannot put the same seeker on Nirbhay and deploy it. Brahmos tests are probably made public, because the Russians would know about any tests. Nirbhay can be tested in Rajasthan, without making it public. Current problem with Ni...
by John
16 Oct 2020 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Are you privy to these details? If so, please share. Any oldie would care to reply? I don't respond well to misplaced sarcasm. He probably had a long day. We just don't have enough details and specs are unbelievable even for air launched missile because of its 108 Kg warhead, I wouldn't speculate o...
by John
11 Oct 2020 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29600

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

^ Yes another thing I find interesting is Az. seems to be not employing any Close air support even using drones most often attacking by sending in some T-90 at enemy positions backed by some APCs and as a result unable to hold down any position in counter attacks. Which leads to my theory drones are...
by John
11 Oct 2020 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29600

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

In lot of drone videos we don’t see the result of the hit in fact if you slow down some of videos you can clearly see the tank hits didn’t do any damage. In fact in one video they hit two tanks parked by each other, after first tank is hit they show another video where they hit 2nd tank and first ta...
by John
10 Oct 2020 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29600

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Apart from success with drones. Azerbaijan forces have been doing poorly on the ground haven’t been able to capture anything significant and seem to have lost more than dozen T-72/T-90/BTR/BMP to Armenian forces ( why the heck do you abandon perfectly intact tanks is beyond my comprehension) . Seem ...
by John
10 Oct 2020 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Vips wrote:Per a AV report Notam issued for Oct 16 to Oct 17. Pralay likely to be tested.

Not sure the need for Pralay when there is Shaurya, much rather focus the effort on Prahar which will serve our need for a cheap tactical ballistic missile.
by John
09 Oct 2020 22:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I do laugh at 140kg weight quoted for the missile in wiki which is being used by the news media.
by John
07 Oct 2020 10:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

People's desire to immediately see SMART on all Indian frontline Warships as option that could just be dropped into the installed Brahmos launcher is what is driving this Brahmoization of SMART. Shaurya derived missile would mean modification, testing, cost & delay. There is no such thing Brahm...
by John
06 Oct 2020 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It is no coincidence SMART is very similar to Brahmos in size, it will be carried in existing L&T UVLS launchers which will help vary the load out for 16 cells we have on P-15A/B. It will make it very hard for SSKs to lob AshM when there is airborne assets, the location of launch can be pinpoint...
by John
05 Oct 2020 23:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29600

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

kvraghav wrote:We are not supplying anything to Azeris and there is no public record for the same.

Supposedly signed a deal to supply body armor from MKU

https://azeridefence.com/hindistan-azər ... xrac-edib/
by John
05 Oct 2020 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29600

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

We been supplying arms to Azerbaijan as well

https://twitter.com/kabirtaneja/status/ ... 18340?s=21

Two main things I see from this conflict
- Need to have cheap and easy way to defeat loitering UAVs.
- Tanks and APC need a APS to operate effectively in current battlefield
by John
05 Oct 2020 04:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 29600

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Armenians have taken out and captured a couple of T-90s. Those videos are too gruesome but here is another T-90 (or T-72) hit.

https://youtu.be/utD6tYeduEg
by John
04 Oct 2020 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 58210

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

Kakarat wrote:
tsarkar wrote:The exhausts look modified upwards in the LSP

Sir, It seems the new exhaust setup was tested before on the TD-4 but we didnt notice it as a clear side view was not available.

I think someone spotted it and we have discussed it. Because it wasn’t a surprise to me when I saw it.
by John
04 Oct 2020 02:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 390080

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

sanjaykumar wrote:No Cold War weapon including ABM missiles accelerate this fast. There is clearly a two stage burn. If the second is a scram jet, this is almost science fiction. However it may be a secondary booster rocket.

That’s the A-235? Which is modernized version of A-135.
by John
03 Oct 2020 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1220
Views: 314724

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Sprut-SD isn’t even being purchased by Russia due to issues such as oil leak why are we even considering it?
by John
30 Sep 2020 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

This black and white pattern is used for experimental launches, not production batches. A news report in 2019 mentioned that Russia would develop a 800 km ranged Oniks. So this Brahmos can't be 800 km atleast. Started from 290, then 400, now claims of 500-600. I have no idea what to make of it. BTW...
by John
29 Sep 2020 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4337
Views: 1293489

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Any word on Prahaar? Can we push to induct it rather than wait for Pranash.
by John
21 Sep 2020 07:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Indra Lanza is a L band 3D radar https://www.indracompany.com/sites/default/files/lanza3d_radar_v19_0.pdf Tata is providing 23 sets to the IN in partnership with Indra over a 10 year span. This has to be the L band set on the P17A and possibly the P15B hulls. Note too that Terma SSR radars will...
by John
20 Sep 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 1075
Views: 249970

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Looks like the AD guns contract has been cancelled too ... Carbines, Anti Air Systems for Indian Army to be made in India after MoD cancels import The Russians had protested the AD Gun Purchase. Shows their influence in our procurement system. In this case I think it hurt them we are likely to go f...
by John
20 Sep 2020 06:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

tsarkar, P-17s use El/m-2238 but Fregat main radar is E band IIRC.
by John
20 Sep 2020 04:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

No that radar doesn’t resemble it and is also too big to be even be large variant of El/M-2238. Plus MF-STAR already does S band why do we another one.
by John
19 Sep 2020 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If I recall it was supposed to be joint development for naval radar using LTR-25 not sure what end product will end up resembling.
by John
19 Sep 2020 21:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 923534

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It more resembles SMART-L the design could simply be a place holder.

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