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by John
19 Sep 2020 20:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karan M wrote:
Whats the rear radar? Looks like a new variant of a DRDO radar.

Few have said it is naval version of LTR-25 radar. Waiting for confirmation.
by John
13 Sep 2020 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 2192
Views: 300672

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Once again this is not the Indian aviation thread it is Vikrant news and discussion thread please stick to the topic.

There is Naval aviation for any discussions on F-35 and catapults please use naval aviation thread

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7308&start=1440
by John
12 Sep 2020 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3622
Views: 772098

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1334305/china-xi-jinping-step-down-coronavirus-pandemic-covid19-inquiry-who-australia-brexit-spt China bombshell: Xi Jinping tipped to STEP DOWN from presidency Well his family has been grabbing up condos in NY, Toronto and London so they already made off with a...
by John
12 Sep 2020 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Kamortas were supposed to have Maitri SAM. The attractive proposition behind this was its compatibility with Revathi radar complex. I cannot say why Maitri did not proceed, but the kinetic element is essentially a MICA missile (expensive). The only shortcut I can see in current circumstances is to ...
by John
11 Sep 2020 07:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I believe they will replace the second Ak-630 similar to Barak-1 arrangement in Delhi. As for why Barak-1 have not been fitted, they need to be purchased currently Kamorta are in similar limbo and are waiting for SRSAM. The plan is to purchase a stop gap to address that shortfall first. Do you know...
by John
11 Sep 2020 05:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

P-15a and P-15b are supposed to have 24-32 SRSAM ( depending on what we go with: VL MICA, CAMM, DRDO SR SAM, improved Barak) if I recall correctly not sure what is happening with that procurement. I don’t believe P-17A have room to be fitted with it. Where is the space on the P-15A/B for another VL...
by John
11 Sep 2020 04:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Kh-35 Uran is approx. 600kg whereas the BrahMos is a 3000kg missile. The weight & volume penalties of 8 BrahMos missiles is larger than that for 16 Urans. The performance and use case scenarios are very different for the two. But a hi/lo mix is always desirable - why would you waste a BrahM...
by John
11 Sep 2020 02:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

In Indian Navy 16 ASM/SSM is Destroyer 8 ASM/SSM is Frigates Size doesn't matter But I have always felt that the No of SAMs is less that too without any point-defense missile, with only 32 Barak-8 taking the roll of both LR SAM and point-defense missile It is size and role but P-17 have grown signi...
by John
09 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 314111

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Vips wrote:Indeed there was a report that india may buy 45 Spruts as an emergency measure and DRDO/L&T will build a 'indigenous' light tank based on the K9 chasis and a Belgian gun.(indigenous - yeah sure)

Didn’t Russia abandon purchase of Sprut because they caught fire in a parade.
by John
04 Sep 2020 00:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1035666

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

If you follow some of discussions within China it is interesting lot of anger towards the government as some even accuse them of taking bribes from Trump and doing this. As this whole endeavor hurts Chinese tech companies and further cements the domination of US tech giants which were scared (or sha...
by John
31 Aug 2020 13:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 8042
Views: 1035666

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

Those tombs look to be old definitely not from recent clashes
by John
30 Aug 2020 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4649
Views: 1126979

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^ Interesting article. Always amazes me how the Chinese keep copying and Russia keeps selling them new stuff to copy. :-? The Russians are not fools, this is most likely license manufacturing which in a closed H&D CCP environment where achievements are to be shown it is declared as reverse eng...
by John
25 Aug 2020 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1790
Views: 367617

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Our Delhi Class Destroyer Launch was held up due to negotiations of GE LM2500 engines by a few months. Need I say anything about US Pressure on ISRO Cryogenic engine programme ? The Shivalik Frigate not Delhi were held up and it was not due to negotiations but rather new US administration (Obama) w...
by John
24 Aug 2020 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1219
Views: 314111

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

At least design wise looks to be better than proposals I have seen for the polish tank destroyer program “Ottokar Brzoza”

https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... -programme
by John
23 Aug 2020 14:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

There is difference in length between Western and Russian 533mm torpedos, Western Torpedos are 21ft long and Russian subs are 24 ft long. This has been deliberately done y both groups so that countries just don't mix and mash weapons are dependent on the Submarine weapons and parts as long as a Sub...
by John
22 Aug 2020 22:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Varunastra is supposed to have both ship launched and sub launched versions. The ship launched verion has already been handed over to the Navy and order placed for the same. The sub launched version was still pending. Don't know if the same has been tested or not. However, the size of the torpedo i...
by John
15 Aug 2020 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 58196

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

fanne wrote:We have some 1350 hellfire missiles (market rate is .75 - 1 million of USD) for 22 Apaches.

Not all of them are AGM-114l some of them 114R which are semi active laser guided so they are not fire and forget but they are much cheaper. Not sure if they are easier to integrate.
by John
15 Aug 2020 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 58196

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

It makes it clear that the rocket is useful against **Soft** bunkers and lightly armored vehicles. AND Yea my point of reply was to address there is guided missile though it SAL guided and not meant for armored targets it does give us something which is better than nothing. Also laser guidance can ...
by John
15 Aug 2020 03:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Light Combat Helicopter: News & Discussion: 10 August 2020
Replies: 203
Views: 58196

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

Rockets might have the range and penetrating power, but being unguided, aren't accurate enough for small pillboxes and bunkers on mountains, where accuracy is paramount. Plus, they face the same line-of-sight issues as with the cannon. The FZ231 rocket launcher can carry laser guided rockets https:...
by John
12 Aug 2020 19:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Strales upgrade has a new mount that incorporates a radar which greatly increases the accuracy of standard projectiles. You can see newer mount looks more boxier. Looks like radar tracks the missile along with projectiles along with the stabilization data of the gun. This looks to provide closed loo...
by John
12 Aug 2020 10:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1293165571480068098?s=20 ---> JUST IN: Indian MoD approves procurement of upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM) from @BHEL_India. The MoD says the upgraded SRGM sports enhanced capability to perform against fast manoeuvering targets with a higher maximum engageme...
by John
10 Aug 2020 03:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1240
Views: 267936

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Kilos indeed hover around that price. That is a fact. Even Comrade Philip will tell you the same thing You will have to ask Russia why they are offloading used Kilos to us. Simple it is pure Profit and with cheap oil Putin needs $$, what better way than spend few hundred million (or less ) and upgr...
by John
09 Aug 2020 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 389523

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

I don’t believe Brahmos-A can even be carried by Tu-160 as it is much bigger and heavier than Kh-55. Brahmos-NG should be able to fit in rotary launcher as it is about the same size but it raises a question why do you need Tu-160 for that job when Su-30mki can carry 3 of them vs 12 for Tu-160 and no...
by John
06 Aug 2020 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1340
Views: 394194

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

ks_sachin wrote:
pushkar.bhat wrote:Didn't we drop the Bhim+Denel Gun in favour of the K9 Vajra..

Spot on...

Like a hot potato...

We didn’t drop Bhim it was no longer an option for IA due to sanctions and had to go for another option.
by John
04 Aug 2020 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 389523

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

You completely missed the point on what these TU22 M3's will be used for. Who is going to need these for launching saturation attacks? When they will be used all 6 will be available. The chinese will not have the guts to launch any attack on India with their H6 when they know what the more capable ...
by John
04 Aug 2020 08:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 389523

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Problem with purchasing just 6 Tu-22m3 you are lucky to have 3 operational at a given time (50% serviceability rate is unheard of more likely to be around 25%). 2-3 is hardly enough to saturate attack a Chinese ddg (if they live up to the hype) let alone Chinese fleet and if they are unlucky enough ...
by John
03 Aug 2020 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 389523

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

The funny thing is both of you agree that Marshal Filipov drags and brags about his Russian wares. Both of you agree that Bears and Blackjacks had merits and are perhaps not the hottest piece of slice you need right now. :-) Yea lot of fanciful wishes yes if we can get dozen Tu-160 immediately for ...
by John
03 Aug 2020 11:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 389523

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

We discussed at least three times this year Philip loves to bring , it is never happening. Russians only ever offered handful of Tu-22m3 as lease deal with Gorshkov and since then it was never offered. You are lying. Philip never advocates Tu 160 or Yasen type quality stuff. He only pushes for garb...
by John
03 Aug 2020 11:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 389523

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Somebody suggested 2 squadrons of tu 160 on other thread and I was reminded of this article, it has lots of details and good suggestions. I am on brf since 2009, I don't remember seeing much discussion on Tu 160. We discussed at least two times this year Philip loves to bring up, it is never happen...
by John
03 Aug 2020 11:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1846
Views: 389523

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Why are you posting an article more than a decade old which we have discussed to death?
by John
03 Aug 2020 06:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5322
Views: 1384817

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

Look at the guy at right photo bombing :) https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1286618459887951873?s=20 ---> Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhuri (‘Chau’) appointed the next Air Officer Commanding-in-chief of the IAF’s ‘sword arm’ Western Air Command. Takes over at the end of this month. Is that mock up ...
by John
28 Jul 2020 04:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232995

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

We are quick to defend HAL Inspite of repeated failures and excuses while turning around and blaming IAF. Rather we should do everything possible to handle part of manufacturing to another entity which will also put pressure on HAL to innovate and stick to schedules. Facts can be supported - you pr...
by John
28 Jul 2020 03:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232995

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

Indians are the only nationality that like to kiss their jobs goodbye. Every other country stands by their products - but not Indians. The US canceled the tanker competition when Airbus won it. But Indians love to go into a explainable frenzy in criticizing themselves and also sometimes inventing i...
by John
27 Jul 2020 23:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232995

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

^^^ Just playing a bit of Devil's advocate, Tejas is ADA's product for Government of India. If 1 company cannot produce enough, it can be allowed to be produced by another. Boeing and Lockheed Martin are private companies and 737 belongs to one of them. Just like Boeing can decide to allow LM to pr...
by John
27 Jul 2020 02:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232995

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

Huh! Most of the FOC Tejas onwards is built by the private sector. Rather than simple "collaboration" with private companies on second assembly line you won't see any improvement till responsibility and the execution is handed off to a private company like L&T. Even with mk2 private c...
by John
26 Jul 2020 20:34
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1232995

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

This is the simple point IAF seems to be missing or ignoring. IOC getting upgraded quickly with BVRs. Similarly FOC built in numbers can be upgraded to MK1A, when it is available. Why is IAF missing the point? Even if there more orders HAL is struggling to build the orders as it is. We need to look...
by John
25 Jul 2020 20:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

There are a few new Ru missile corvettes,one just 2000K t,with an ASW helo and hangar.V.useful load of missile launchers both fore and aft.Smaller designs are also available.It's called the Briz,by the Krylov design centre. Russian Gremyashchiy corvette will be never be considered as they are hampe...
by John
25 Jul 2020 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1790
Views: 367617

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Discussions for next 6 with Boeing will not start till late 2021.
by John
21 Jul 2020 16:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 922164

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

MeshaVishwas wrote:https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/1285485970498846720?s=19
Which is the missile taking off behind the AK-630?
Barak?

Yes Barak-1

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