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by JimmyJ
18 Nov 2011 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 625449

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

IDRW: IAF sticks with Pak-Fa ,lowers FGFA numbers Initially plans were to acquire 50 Russian version Pak-Fa single seater variant and later develop Indian FGFA variant with twin seater ,which could be around 200 in numbers , but recently Indian air force put the figures of 5th generation fighter wh...
by JimmyJ
23 Jan 2011 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 894857

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Submarines are expensive. China isn't going to gift the Pakistanis any submarine, the pakis will have to pay for them. I don't think they chinese will give them the AIP ones. They are still testing the AIP themselves. OTOH, the Pakistanis might let the Chinese get a dekko into the french MESMA. I s...
by JimmyJ
13 Jan 2011 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 785605

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Top stunt pilot of IAF dies after 4 yrs in coma Jetly is survived by his wife Shalini, 40, and two children, Sukrit, 12, and Tanisha, 8. “His suffering has ended. Vikas would have tears in his eyes when the children spoke to him. He would lie motionless and respond with long sighs. Perhaps, it was ...
by JimmyJ
06 Jan 2011 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 785605

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Hey, I saw a small plane doing some flights around Bangalore yesterday and today evening. It was white and looked like having engine close to its tails. Was it Saras? Sorry but I am a bad plane spotter If it was white, flying like a maniac and had an engine at the back it would be a Rutan Varieze o...
by JimmyJ
06 Jan 2011 11:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 785605

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Rahul M wrote:could it have been this ? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... model1.JPG



Nope it was bigger. I was near Kormangala. Good thing is I just bought a mobile with a camera on it. Will keep a better watch today.
by JimmyJ
05 Jan 2011 22:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 785605

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Got a view from the side for a moment. This just went with a sudden boom, I was near in a housing colony and all looked shocked into the sky. Just managed to peek at it. May be some one could spot it again tomorrow. Will try to get a better look if it flies again tomorrow.
by JimmyJ
05 Jan 2011 22:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 785605

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Hey, I saw a small plane doing some flights around Bangalore yesterday and today evening. It was white and looked like having engine close to its tails.

Was it Saras?

Sorry but I am a bad plane spotter
by JimmyJ
22 Nov 2010 09:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 422146

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

If our aim is to get AMCA into air at the earliest, then I believe we must strike out the word indigenous first and attempt to replace what ever foreign components present in tranches. I wonder whether the FBW can be replaced by FBL in a similar way rather than attempting it from the word go. This w...
by JimmyJ
16 Nov 2010 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 374069

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

First tell us what were the IAF requirements that led to the choice of the C-17. Have you seen these or are you just deducting what the requirements might have been based on the choice of aircraft they made ? If one reads this thread from the beginning, the one single important information that is ...
by JimmyJ
16 Nov 2010 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 785605

Re: Indian Military Aviation

When LCA was developed did we use any other platform for developing and testing individual system/ components?

Could LCA be used as a test bed for developing components for AMCA considering the fact that ADA/HAL/DRDO will have full ownership and authority on LCA?
by JimmyJ
16 Nov 2010 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 457119

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

AWACS are generally mentioned by degree to denote there coverage, like 360 degree for our phalcon. But what about the height?


Could a high flying aircraft intrude undetected and surprise the AWACS?
by JimmyJ
10 Nov 2010 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 557032

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Development of technology and product development should be separated. If you don't have the technology and tries to develop a product, no matter what management skills you have there is a higher chance of failure. In India technology development starts with product development so don't be surprised...
by JimmyJ
10 Nov 2010 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2468
Views: 291927

Re: Military Flight Safety

IAF MiG-27 crashes, pilot safe An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-27 fighter crashed in Rajasthan on Wednesday but the pilot ejected to safety, an official said. "The aircraft was on a routine training mission. It crashed near Jodhpur. The pilot ejected to safety," an IAF spokesman here said.
by JimmyJ
10 Nov 2010 12:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 363808

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Israel halts missile shield deployment Israel's military says it will put its much-touted Iron Dome air-defense system in storage and deploy it only if Hezbollah or Hamas unleash major rocket bombardments. On the face of it, that suggests that the weapon built by state-run Rafael Advanced Defense S...
by JimmyJ
08 Nov 2010 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2468
Views: 291927

Re: Military Flight Safety

IAF chopper crashes in Ladakh Srinagar: An Air Force helicopter on a routine flight to Siachen Glacier on Monday crashed in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring both the pilots on board. The Cheetah helicopter crashed at 11.00 am while on a flight to the icy heights of Siachen, defence sour...
by JimmyJ
04 Nov 2010 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!
Replies: 206
Views: 33239

Re: Newsflash: Kaveri engine successfully test flown!

Zee News: Kaveri engine flight testing successful India's indigenous aircraft engine, Kaveri, was successfully flight tested at Gromov Flight Research Institute in Moscow, the DRDO said on Wednesday. The test was conducted at the Flying Test Bed at Gromov, with the engine running right from the tak...
by JimmyJ
22 Oct 2010 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557820

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

First Live-Firing For Gripen Fire Meteor Program It was the first live-firing of the Swedish Integration programme. Gripen has also been the launch platform from the start of the development of the Meteor missile. The purpose of this test was to verify the model on separation of the missile from th...
by JimmyJ
13 Oct 2010 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 374069

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

The question that I still feel unanswered is whether IAF is purchasing C-17 to carry tanks? It may be a reason but is it really the most important one. While the reasoning of transporting a tank clearly fits the view for purchasing a C-17, it also blurs to see other necessities that IAF/IA may have ...
by JimmyJ
08 Oct 2010 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557820

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Well would it be a "Born on the 4th of July" ;)

Good lord gives more options to judge the outcome of MMRCA
by JimmyJ
08 Oct 2010 18:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 903974

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Guys you are missing the most important point,

the easiest way for USA to access Afghan is not by appeasing Iran or Russia but by creating the Republic of Baluchistan :)
by JimmyJ
07 Oct 2010 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 374069

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Yes,the Mistral is one "want",but there appear to be problems selling Russia high tech western products.As far as transports go,Russia is restarting production of its heavy weights-IL-76s,AN-124s,etc.,large orders being placed with the manufacturers who are sorting out their earlier probl...
by JimmyJ
07 Oct 2010 19:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 903974

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

sanjeevpunj wrote:Why can't NATO troops find a route for supplies, that doesn't cross TSP.


You may need to have a look at the map, USA has excellent ;) relation with Russia and Iran that makes the search for alternate route easier.

Also consider the cost difference for transport via sea & land vs air.
by JimmyJ
07 Oct 2010 18:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 374069

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

X Post from International Military thread Minister: Russia to buy weapons abroad Russia will buy foreign and possibly U.S. arms because the domestic industry has failed to modernize, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. "Our weapons often do not meet the required standards,&quo...
by JimmyJ
07 Oct 2010 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2962
Views: 332618

Re: International Military Discussion

Minister: Russia to buy weapons abroad Russia will buy foreign and possibly U.S. arms because the domestic industry has failed to modernize, Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has said. "Our weapons often do not meet the required standards," he said. "We are acting as consum...
by JimmyJ
06 Oct 2010 17:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 374069

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Ha!Ha!Ha! Seriously guys,with RTI around one never knows.However,the establishment-babudom,is doing its best to scuttle the RTI avenue in obtaining info.I thnk however that defence info. is vvirtually unobtainable and unless one is an MP and asks embarrassing Qs in the House,one will have to wait f...
by JimmyJ
06 Oct 2010 16:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 374069

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Please study my analysis ........ Philip, i truly respect your views and like your posts, but sometimes it looks one sided in the sense that you beat down anything US. And unlike the past the present generation have not faced or does not see any immediate conflict with US. One place where US won an...
by JimmyJ
06 Oct 2010 09:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 894857

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

20,000-crore boost for Navy’s snooping power “At least two of the LPDs will be constructed at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) at Visakhapatnam, which was transferred from the shipping ministry to the defence ministry last year to meet national security requirements of building strategic vessels,” said...
by JimmyJ
05 Oct 2010 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 785605

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Andaman & Nicobar to have runways every 100 miles After Port Blair, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are now set to have full-length 'all weather and all aircraft' runways after every 100 miles, an official said. "Every 100 miles or so you will find an airfield capable of operating all airc...
by JimmyJ
03 Oct 2010 20:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557820

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Ooops, let us cool down a bit guys... :)
by JimmyJ
03 Oct 2010 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 457119

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Thanks a lot to you all for the reply on the last question. I got one more newbie question at the moment. Why is it that air force still have dedicated air tankers, especially where the number of dedicated air tankers is small? Wouldn't it be better to integrate the roles of an Air tanker and AEW/AW...
by JimmyJ
01 Oct 2010 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 457119

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

IMO SAMs are not used to target an aircraft engaged in a dogfight. Sensor malfunctions aside, What if the friendly aircraft comes in between the SAM and the target at the last moment (Bolloywood ishtyle :wink: ). Proximity fuse is armed a few seconds after launch to avoid premature detonation, So t...
by JimmyJ
30 Sep 2010 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 942890

Re: LCA News and Discussions

There is no untouchable syndrome, it is the bitter experience in the not that distant past that makes many a people bit more cautious while dealing with USA. Question is, are you comparing what US did to a terrorist state in pakistan using its weapons and that's makes you apprehensive? Or there is ...
by JimmyJ
30 Sep 2010 18:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832788

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

With regards to deals with US the only opposition would be from PK and ABB & Co...
by JimmyJ
30 Sep 2010 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 942890

Re: LCA News and Discussions

What this selection tells you is that the government is serious about the "Lowest bidder wins the day". This also goes to say that the Gripen stands a definite chance in the MMRCA race and no way is a dark horse anymore, specially when now its known that they To all folks who have a unkil...
by JimmyJ
30 Sep 2010 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 841272

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

A 300 nuclear warhead enemy with a "democratic" government is LESS dangerous than a 30 nuclear warhead enemy with a mullah government K Democratic or Dictator does not matter , in a nuclear war you are better of loosing 15 cities then loosing 80 of them , a larger number of warhead and de...
by JimmyJ
29 Sep 2010 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 894857

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

US Senate OKs transfer of two minehunters to India The US Senate has approved the transfer of two Osprey-class minehunter coastal ships to India. The two minehunter ships are Kingfisher (MHC-56) and Cormorant (MHC-57). Both were decommissioned in 2007 and now awaiting it’s to India. Osprey-class co...
by JimmyJ
26 Sep 2010 01:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 842596

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Actually, an amphibious attack on Karachi followed by physical occupation is a good idea. Pakistani doctrine is that when it is unable to withstand an Indian conventional strike, it will use nuclear weapons against that strike formation. Close proximity to Pakistan’s most economically valuable infr...
by JimmyJ
25 Sep 2010 22:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 945899

Re: China Military Watch

Regarding the Iran-Pakistan-China pipeline, keep in mind that the political situation in Iran and Balochistan is extremely unstable. The situation very well might not turn out as Communist China wishes. 'Unstable' Well all those countries in the world have excellent relationship with China, it is t...
by JimmyJ
25 Sep 2010 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 457119

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

A newbie question

When an intense dog fight is going on between two fighters will SAMs play any role to take out the enemy fighter or do they keep shut to prevent friendy?

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