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18 hrs was the targeted endurance
Already stated by DRDO chief already
Better to induct it now , and move on
those six prototype assembly by HAL hasn't started yet, for user trials. and after that we should be expecting a few thousand flying hours on those prototypes.
we are not going to see acquisition for next two years atleast.
 

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"the overall order will eventually be split between the two lowest bidders – or L1 and L2 – with one of them producing 2,55,128 carbines and the other the remaining 1,70,085"

Two different designs!!?. :playball:
Take it with a bucket of red mirchi, it's wire so could be wrong, two designs seems a stupid idea to even believe in.
 

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those six prototype assembly by HAL hasn't started yet, for user trials. and after that we should be expecting a few thousand flying hours on those prototypes.
we are not going to see acquisition for next two years atleast.
China has drones for surveillance....And we have eagles with cameras

A cheap alternative drone is rustom 2
Though Israeli drones s better and costly
So we should get rustom 2 drones in number s
 

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IAF is quietly beefing up its standoff precision strike capabilities across the fleet.

https://www.aninews.in/news/nationa...ver-250km-strike-range-missile20221207144254/

These are the latest variant of Kh-59, the MK2 variant with an IIR seeker. Between , these can utilise the precise navigation services provided by our IRNSS constellation besides the usual Glonass.

Orders from NGARM aka Rudram-1 will be placed very soon.
Report doesn't say which missile no? I see its reported/speculated as rampage missile elsewhere.
 

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The great Indian army procurement ek
Paav DRDO L&T tank teen paav some other Jai Ho logistics ki
Now, I think the same is going to happen in 814 MGS but there no number will reserved for DRDO. They will have to bid in the competition together with Kalyani against other private players.
 

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User has diluted the specs to 18 hrs and altitude of 28k feet as of now.
The original requirement was for 36 hrs and 30k feet.
Is there any formula or mathematics or strategy or some logic behind these special requirements???

Or UN Generals first choose foreign maal and then form requirements around it?? Like Heron ?
 

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So, where would tapas be used? Inside the enemy's territory or standoff from our territory?
If standoff, then shouldn't matter too much regarding the endurance right? Although operation cost would increase.
If in enemy's territory, the enemy can detect tapas even at 30k feet(~9.2 KM). 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high. So, once detected, can they shoot it down, again, 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high.
Do we use these type of drones in peace time also?
 

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So, where would tapas be used? Inside the enemy's territory or standoff from our territory?
If standoff, then shouldn't matter too much regarding the endurance right? Although operation cost would increase.
If in enemy's territory, the enemy can detect tapas even at 30k feet(~9.2 KM). 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high. So, once detected, can they shoot it down, again, 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high.
Do we use these type of drones in peace time also?
Peacetime surveillance as the operating cost is too low compared to aircraft.
It also has lots of export potential as the cost would be very cheap
 

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Now, I think the same is going to happen in 814 MGS but there no number will reserved for DRDO. They will have to bid in the competition together with Kalyani against other private players.
Nothing logical can happen in this damn country, better change your genetics and apply for some other country citizenship. Logistics suna hi nhi h in logo ne.

But most probably this jingo wehaviour would be nothing by IA. In the end drdo Light tank would be available next year and that make1 screwdrivergiri won't be available before 2025.
If the government is smart, it would axe this make1 bullshit once the drdo l&t light tank comes out. Same for MGS, now there is local product, expect the tender to be sent to trash.
 

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So, where would tapas be used? Inside the enemy's territory or standoff from our territory?
If standoff, then shouldn't matter too much regarding the endurance right? Although operation cost would increase.
If in enemy's territory, the enemy can detect tapas even at 30k feet(~9.2 KM). 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high. So, once detected, can they shoot it down, again, 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high.
Do we use these type of drones in peace time also?
usefulness in wartime is still being debated globally, especially when two sovereigns are involved.

rustom's original mandate was surveillance. for border patrolling, and ocean surveillance is where it will be useful. at some stage it can also be useful in law and order.
 

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So, where would tapas be used? Inside the enemy's territory or standoff from our territory?
If standoff, then shouldn't matter too much regarding the endurance right? Although operation cost would increase.
If in enemy's territory, the enemy can detect tapas even at 30k feet(~9.2 KM). 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high. So, once detected, can they shoot it down, again, 9.2 KM doesn't seem all that high.
Do we use these type of drones in peace time also?
Endurance has nothing to do with area of operation.

Tapas was envisioned to replace Heron as a cheap alternative.
 

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