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by saptarishi
14 Aug 2017 00:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 586821

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

No proposal to buy F-16 fighters for IAF: Minister http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/59915418.cms No proposal to buy F-16 fighter jets for Indian Air Force: MoS Defence http://www.firstpost.com/india/no-proposal-to-buy-f-16-fighter-jets-for-indian-air-force-mos-defence-3894143.html Lo...
by saptarishi
14 Apr 2017 10:05
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 586821

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-force-authorises-extended-life-for-f-16-436186/ F-16 V Block 70 to be in service till 2048 as US Air Force decides to upgrade 300 F-16. This removes our apprehensions that F-16s will be obsolete and will go out of service by 2025 . I believe post this ...
by saptarishi
06 Mar 2017 03:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 586821

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

http://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2014/08/webelbit-f-16-upgrades.jpg F-16 BLOCK 70 COCKPIT https://thaimilitaryandasianregion.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/gripen-ng-mockup-cockpit.jpg GRIPEN E COCKPIT both have advanced cockpit, radar and ew . http://www.deagel.com/library1/medium...
by saptarishi
07 Nov 2016 15:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 586821

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

saptarishi: are you a retired/serving Air Marshal? :) P.S. You have committed harakiri by endorsing the Gripen on BRF. I know pure harakiri :D :D :D hav. But i am backing Gripen after strong considerations and i have strong reasons for backing Gripen. You also know that if F-16 is the contender any...
by saptarishi
07 Nov 2016 02:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 586821

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Many are against this single engine "Make in India" fighter but i guess this perfectly makes sense. IAF needs 42 Squadrons by 2027 and 45 by 2032. 13 from Su-30MKI, 2 fromRafale, 11 from Mirage/Mig-29/Jaguar and 6 from Tejas mki/mk1a, which makes it 32 squadrons. Still a shortfall of 10 sq...
by saptarishi
24 Sep 2016 00:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 212552

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

surely rafale for india will be the most advanced ever . Meteor, RBE-2AA, SCALP, M88-4E TCO,SPECTRA EWS, DASH HMS,LITENING POD, AREOS POD, AASM, EXOCET , MICA IR and AGM-88 HARM,Paveway bombs will all make it very deadly. Barring J-20/J-31 it can kill all chinese jets. JF-17 and f-16s will be murder...
by saptarishi
21 Aug 2014 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 130917

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

French & Russians push stopgap submarine sales As the wait for Project 75 India gets longer, and as an RFP gets more elusive, both France and Russia are in discussions with the Indian Navy to supply two submarines quickly off the shelf. As SP’s had reported last year, France’s DCNS has already ...
by saptarishi
20 Aug 2014 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 130917

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

its supposed to be top secret.... :rotfl: it makes me extremely proud as an indian. the submarine draws heavy influence from lada class (amur) and kilo class. it still has the hump like the british vanguard class ( though not as prominent as delta class and jin class type 094 ). french ( le triompha...
by saptarishi
03 Aug 2014 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 130917

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

its simple, make 3 more aip scorpenes in mdl, buy 3 amur with vertically launched brahmos and then start designing your own conventional subs...why so much confusion i dont know
by saptarishi
03 Aug 2014 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 130917

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20140802/DEFREG03/308020016/Indian-Navy-Wants-Fast-Track-Purchase-Russian-Subs Indian Navy Wants To Fast-Track Purchase of Russian Subs The Indian Defence Ministry’s delay in floating a tender for six conventional submarines appears to be helping Russia, as the In...
by saptarishi
26 Jul 2014 18:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 676953

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

the great Indian artillery saga is very confusing characterised by n number of rfp/rfi/trials , blacklisting and army's dilemma. plus pakistan and chinese army have a good artillery force. pakistan has acquired large numbers of paladins ( old yet potent 155mm tracked) and also ordered the panter tur...
by saptarishi
06 Jul 2014 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies
Replies: 85
Views: 5367

Re: Official IAF Mobile Game - Guardians of the Skies

Waiting to kick zazuria's ass when this game opens for windows mobile
by saptarishi
18 Apr 2012 01:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 426769

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Slovak hopes to clinch $1-b howitzer gun deal. The Slovak Republic is hoping to clinch nearly a $ one billion deal to supply 180 howitzer gun to India Army soon.According to Mr Marian Tomasik, ambassador of the Slovak Republic to India, the deal is expected to be sealed in the coming months. “We ho...
by saptarishi
05 Apr 2012 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4627
Views: 796138

Re: Small Arms Thread

MSMC, I think has failed to cut it. M4/MTar are in a different league compared to MP7 or MSMC. I do not know what the storm is doing there though. :shock: this competition is for 5.56 calibre carbine.it is for the initial lot of around 44 thousand carbines. total requirement for military and parami...
by saptarishi
05 Apr 2012 17:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4627
Views: 796138

Re: Small Arms Thread

Indian Army tender procurement of more than 40,000 carbines and tens of millions of rounds of ammunition will be held in June 2012, the comprehensive report, the Indian Army carbines of the four bidding companies to test, and ultimately selected a company to provide 44618 5.56 mm close-combat carbi...
by saptarishi
04 Apr 2012 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?
Replies: 313
Views: 30096

Re: Nerpa Joins IN : Where is the mithai ?

WAISE koi aur thread hota to i would have said IB4TL but this one rocks.congratulations fellow indians and patriots.finally we get our nuke sub :D :D :D :P :P :P :wink: :wink: :wink:
by saptarishi
03 Apr 2012 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!seen in

DEFEXPO 2012 MMRCA UPDATE mmrca buzz was less compared to last time.not even a single show daily like sps guide pub, sap media,mri etc carried a report dedicated to mmrca .just small sections were dedicated to mention that first rafale will be in service by 2016. eurofighter pavillion : by far the ...
by saptarishi
09 Mar 2012 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO-2012: March 29 to April 1, 2012 - Photos & News
Replies: 143
Views: 4821

Re: DEFEXPO-2012: March 29 to April 1, 2012 - Photos & News

on sunday i will be there. last time there was the mmrca buzz with saab ,lockheed, eads , boeing guys promoting their stuff. dassault did not even promote rafale. it will be interesting to see how companies promote their artillery stuff,because that component of indian armed army is stuck .
by saptarishi
08 Mar 2012 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

shyamd wrote:Update on BAe digging dirt on dassault winning the MRCA: they have identified a consultant that may have been involved.

the mod and iaf should sign the contract without delay after concluding the negotiation . bae might resort to other dirty tricks.
by saptarishi
07 Mar 2012 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^^ Well, they'd have stood a much better chance had they introduced it earlier and demoed a flying proto for tech evals instead of just a mockup at AI 11 - too little too late. HbmvFABNRDA super hornet international roadmap detailed.with n-mmrca they can make it. i think mig-29k with aesa,rafale ,f...
by saptarishi
07 Mar 2012 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

http://aviationintel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/F-18-Next_Generation_Cockpit.jpg http://www.hangkong.co.kr/bbs/data/report/SH_(1).jpg http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2011/10/21/jhmcs%20II.jpg this was an ideal mmrca,alas the controls and stupid pacts like cismoa etc. have ruined i...
by saptarishi
07 Mar 2012 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

wow 11x19 is seriously good. I like I like. Rus due to its funding issues is in a bind. modern projects are very costly. it has to feed the wolf some pieces of its own flesh to keep the rest of body healthy and alive. I WISH IAF GETS these displays in most of its future fighters like lca mk2,amca ,...
by saptarishi
07 Mar 2012 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

mmrca deal has become a hot topic in b-school interview processes. in group discussions and interviews of premier b schools,questions regarding mmrca deal was asked . i got a call from imt ghaziabad, mdi gurgaon and iim-kashipur and in all of them something regarding mmrca was asked. in imt-ghaziab...
by saptarishi
07 Mar 2012 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

http://defense-update.com/Images_new3/cokpit-ng.jpg http://defense-update.com/20120305_elbit-systems-large-area-display-selected-for-boeings-advanced-cockpit-technology.html The Boeing Company has selected Elbit Systems to provide advanced avionics systems for its fighter aircraft, including the up...
by saptarishi
06 Mar 2012 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Is this the reaction to MMRCA selection in India Russia Close to Sign Su-35 Fighter Deal With China Nah...if they want to "react" to MMRCA by buying foreign they could have bought alot more than just 48 fighters. Afterall, the Chinese have alot more money compared to India. $ 3.181 trilli...
by saptarishi
11 Feb 2012 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO-2012: March 29 to April 1, 2012 - Photos & News
Replies: 143
Views: 4821

Re: DEFEXPO-2012: March 29 to April 1, 2012 - Photos & News

come 29 march and i am sure there will be lots of photos

by the way here is the DEFEXPO 2012 news section from defense world

http://www.defenseworld.net/go/show.jsp ... 012&id=143
by saptarishi
10 Feb 2012 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO-2012: March 29 to April 1, 2012 - Photos & News
Replies: 143
Views: 4821

Re: DEFEXPO-2012, 29 MARCH-1 FEB,2012,photos and news

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-02-07/news/31033840_1_chinese-companies-chinese-delegation-boundary NEW DELHI: Chinese companies are not being invited for the Defence Ministry's biennial military exhibition 'Defexpo' here next month but there will be an official delegation from tha...
by saptarishi
10 Feb 2012 19:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DEFEXPO-2012: March 29 to April 1, 2012 - Photos & News
Replies: 143
Views: 4821

DEFEXPO-2012: March 29 to April 1, 2012 - Photos & News

http://www.defexpoindia.in/main.aspx Defexpo India 2012, the seventh in the series of biennial Land, Naval and Internal Security Systems Exhibition, will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from March 29 to April 1, 2012. Defexpo India is clearly steering the path of steady growth and has been rece...
by saptarishi
08 Feb 2012 00:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

:eek: how come no jingo noticed this Rafale International has started its INDIAN WEBSITE .HAVE A LOOK AT THIS http://www.rafale.co.in/index.php?lang=en TECH SPECS of rafale, dassault's historical relationship with IAF, the fine line of dassault aircrafts that have served in IAF ever since its incept...
by saptarishi
07 Feb 2012 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

India buys fighter plane others reject - Vancouver Sun [...] Indian officials insist the choice of the Rafale was made entirely on cost considerations after a run-off comparison with the Typhoon Eurofighter. The Indian media have quoted official sources as saying the Rafale came in at $5 million ch...
by saptarishi
07 Feb 2012 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

J-10, F-15e, etc. have HUDs that are wider angle, but nothing really seems to equal the one in Rafale (maybe just my perception). Is there any way to compare the specs on these things? you are right rafale hud is one of the best .i am posting the hud field of regard for various fighters: gripen and...
by saptarishi
06 Feb 2012 16:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Katrina's cockpit is truly out of this world. Can anyone tell me why no one else has gone for such a big and beautiful HUD, surely it is superior to the tiny ones that we see even on the F-35 and other modern fighters. bro f-22,pak-fa ,f-15e/k/sg, eurofighter,gripen,j-10 all feature such wide angle...
by saptarishi
02 Feb 2012 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

BTW how does the AESA radar of Rafale fair ? Any technical details of Rafale AESA Radar ? From what i have read it has a smaller number of T/R module something around ~ 1000 T/R module rafale aesa has around 863 t/r modules as compared to thousand advertised,its radar diameter is around 550mm,as co...
by saptarishi
02 Feb 2012 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 159154

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

know your katrina and her sexy body parts http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__A2VG2LiIPk/TGc9UwpKp_I/AAAAAAAAAIg/u1cb0SrhQcI/s1600/AESA_rafale.jpg http://defencepolicy.com/data/cheditor/0808/rbe2_aesa_leftcore.jpg rbe-2aa aesa http://www.esdpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/nws_1001016-02.jpg EW--spectra an...
by saptarishi
11 Jan 2012 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 21448

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Wait, We funded a dead project, it is the K-100. It was going good for some time Is it dead again and replaced as RVV-BD. What happens to our money? Are we funding the RVV-BD now? How come RVV BD has funds where as K-100 needed Indian funds? :shock: india never started funding this project,india wa...
by saptarishi
11 Jan 2012 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 21448

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Whats the point of having a super radar if you don't have missiles to take advantage of its reach? I think we'll see the meteor as the VLRAAM (minimal quantities), Astra as the MRAAM (max qty), and Asraam as SRAAM (medium qties). It will come handy when engaging against the likes of JSF and J-20. W...
by saptarishi
29 Dec 2011 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 456954

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

arthuro wrote:I hope this will be proved wrong :

12/29/2011, 10:11:37
Indian fighter tender was in jeopardy

If the tender is canceled, the MiG-35 again has a chance to buy the Indian Air Force.




:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: mig-35 wants to buy iaf,
by saptarishi
29 Dec 2011 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 456954

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

From Janes : http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3621/capture1pk.jpg http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/5841/capture2ew.jpg staggering the procurement is better imho. at least, we could go on squadron a year or at least squadron per 2 year strategy, and review the cost based on inflation rates. by t...
by saptarishi
28 Dec 2011 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 456954

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

the ongoing indo-french projects are - license production of 1000s of Milan2T by BDL - maitri SRSAM (not sure if its funded) - thales EW pkg for all Dhruvs (license made by BEL) - thales thermal imagers for tanks - imported seeker for Nag - Nexter (giat) cannon for Rudra and LCH - mistral aam for L...
by saptarishi
17 Dec 2011 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 801883

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

... So it's 40(1996 russia) + 10(1998 russia) + 140(2000 HAL) + 40(2007 russia*) + 42(2011 HAL) ... 18 x Su-30MK-1 (Irkut) - later replaced by MKI (Irkut) 32 x Su-30MKI (Irkut) 10 x Su-30MKI (Irkut) 140 x Su-30MKI (HAL) 40 x Su-30MKI (HAL) 42 x Su-30MKI+ (HAL) ---------------------------- Total: 27...

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