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by ranganathan
17 Sep 2008 09:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 134480

Re: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only

If IAF makes the mistake og going for one of the F-series fighters, will we also buy the KC-10/135 type tanker since IL-78 can't refuel them or will IAf demand they have refueling probes?
by ranganathan
17 Sep 2008 05:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3160
Views: 415887

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Good Job by GOI. Just withhold the waters till end of crop season and then flood them. Pakjab being the heart and soul of papistan will be crushed for a long time. More financial burden for chinks and saudis.
by ranganathan
17 Sep 2008 04:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 943569

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I checked the specs from the brochure of RDY-3 and RC-400. They look the same. Even the aircrafts mentioned seem to be the same : LCA, F-16, Mig-29, Mirage-III/V and Mirage F-1. Ironically I don't see that radar ever being fitted into any of these aircraft except JF-17 and maybe Mirage F-1 (Libya an...
by ranganathan
13 Sep 2008 13:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Range is not the issue. Even if it only has 30 km range use it to replace R-73, python-4 etc but the speed is important. A BVR missile needs to be > mach 4 to close in on the target.
by ranganathan
13 Sep 2008 12:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

I wish for once the DRDO would come out with the max speed and range spec. A mach 1-2 missile would never get accepted by IAF. Heck heavier Akash has a speed of mach 2.5-3.5.
by ranganathan
12 Sep 2008 12:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 428051

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

PAk-FA will eventually replace MKI and will be tased with long range patrols like MKI (8-9 hrs), here having 2 pilots is better than 1 so MKI and PAK-FA will be 2 seaters. LCA is a replement for Mig-21 and as capable as M2K. It is meant for CAP duties which only last 1 hour so single pilot.
by ranganathan
12 Sep 2008 10:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 272788

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Akash has longer range can can further be increased upto 50-55 km. The IAF Barak is supposed to have 120-150 km range and not just 70-80 like Naval BaraK-2.
by ranganathan
12 Sep 2008 01:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5394
Views: 507416

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Humpy won game 2. Tie break tomorrow
by ranganathan
11 Sep 2008 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359558

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

When did chandrayan become 1400 kg? IIRC it was 500 odd kg.
by ranganathan
11 Sep 2008 12:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3063
Views: 260782

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

US does not depend on oil from gulf. They will wade in if required.
by ranganathan
11 Sep 2008 05:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5394
Views: 507416

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Humpy lost the first game to hou. Lets she how she does with white.
by ranganathan
10 Sep 2008 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 272788

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Or India is subsidizing the next set of F-16 upgrades to MUNNA :rotfl: . But if DRDO uses the missiles to develop counter measures then 170 million is is nothing.
Taiwan just bought 60 for 90 million. Yes I can already see benfits of being MUNNA.

http://www.f-16.net/news_article3025.html
by ranganathan
10 Sep 2008 11:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 191782

Re: International Military Discussion

Ru has already sold Kh-59 and Kh-31 to venezuela. I wonder if air launched klub and yakhont are in the works? It might actually scare venezuelas neighbours a lot more.
by ranganathan
10 Sep 2008 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Harpoon is probably the best western anti-ship missile. I doubt Ru will loose any market over it. IN's premier missiles are brahmos and klub not some c-grade harpoon or exocet. I hope DRDO uses them to develop countermeasures against Pakis and their P-3's. Actually strike that IAF should have gone f...
by ranganathan
10 Sep 2008 07:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 96103

Re: Caucasus Crisis

death throes of a dying star. Before death, the star will get bloated and pompous and will devour its nearest planets. Eventually, it will settle down into a mostly benign white dwarf. Amidst the sound and fury, the actual heart of the star is slowly failing... just a matter of time. :rotfl: Truer ...
by ranganathan
10 Sep 2008 06:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Hmm didn't pakis order a few (20-60) odd. These might be useful to develop counter measures.
by ranganathan
10 Sep 2008 05:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Are these for the Jaguars? Why harpoon? We already have Kh-35, KH-31 and brahmos in works. Are we procuring Kh-58/59?
by ranganathan
09 Sep 2008 03:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

But if it guided by a radar that shouldn't be a problem right? Anyway hope to see the first test from an MKI soon.
by ranganathan
09 Sep 2008 03:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Why can't a mach 2 target be targeted? Especially in head on mode?
by ranganathan
09 Sep 2008 02:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Yeah thats what I thought but the bl**dy DDM keep repeating that nonsense about mach 1.2-1.4.
by ranganathan
09 Sep 2008 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

How useful is a AAM with a ridiculous speed like mach 1.2-1.4??
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 12:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 225514

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

That was my understanding too. I have a feeling even US will agree as long as we don't explode for no visible reason (meaning chinkis)
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 12:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 23986

Re: Indian Military Aviation

15000 cr seems very high. It may be the total order size including IA+IAF+IN+CG
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 12:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 96103

Re: Caucasus Crisis

Nytimes editorial seems like a vivid imagination rather than actual reporting by the journalist. American journalism is truly laughable in its desperate attempt at propaganda.
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 07:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359558

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

GSLV-MK3 can lug 4.4 tonne, INSATs are 2-3.6 tonne but bigger sats are on their way and more importantly the budget of ISRO has been increased to 1/10th of NASA (2 bil).
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 06:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3063
Views: 260782

Re: Iran News and Discussions - 11 December 2007

Iran problem can be solved by a simple regime change bought about by the youth who are against the mullahs. US will continue its sanctions against iran but I can't see them doing anything other than surgical strikes.
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 06:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 943569

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I am not surprised the KLJ-7 looks like phazatron radar chinese must have tried to reverse engineer it. But is PAF happy with the radar? The spec 3 m^2 at 120 Km seems lower than Tejas's MMR which was meant to detect 2 m^2 targets at 130 km (144 km for 3 m^2) and then revised to 150 km.
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 02:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 23986

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Its heartening to see HAL setting up base in South america and hopefully africa. A base in ecuador can help sell IJT, Dhruv and saras to peru, ecuador, columbia and bolivia. What happened to the deal to sell dhruv to bolivia?
by ranganathan
08 Sep 2008 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 943569

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Its old news that french have offered the RC-400/RDY3 radar which is really a dumbed down version of RDY2 to pakistan. The radar though not as potent as those on M2k-5 or Rafale is definitely better than anything china can offer. I think PAF will probably go for it or the griffo. AAM may be MICA I d...
by ranganathan
07 Sep 2008 00:08
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 234641

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Yeah? and what if he ejects over thar desert? yellow overalls?
by ranganathan
06 Sep 2008 07:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 943569

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Lol advanced frigate :rotfl: . Unlike china germany won't provide loan money to buy their own ships. The germans will gladly sell U-214 to india if india needs it but In needs much larger sub now, 2500-3000 tonne unlike pathetic navy (PN) which is a coastal force.
by ranganathan
06 Sep 2008 02:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5394
Views: 507416

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Chess update: Anand lost to topalov (current leader).. :evil:

Humpy goes through as expected to next round of the womens chess world championship but harika losses out.
by ranganathan
05 Sep 2008 15:37
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 50095

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

The first few deals are going to russia and france no doubt. Us will get its share but it will take time. Lots of liability laws, waivers etc etc and tie ups with indian companies to discuss.
by ranganathan
05 Sep 2008 15:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 50095

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

The left has never been considered nationalistic. It ould be an insult to true atriots and freedom fighters to compare them with these vermins like karat and yechuri.
by ranganathan
05 Sep 2008 04:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25534

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

A-5 is claimed to be 5000 km range just enough to shake up panda and not scare the west :roll: .
by ranganathan
05 Sep 2008 04:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Caucasus Crisis
Replies: 1226
Views: 96103

Re: Caucasus Crisis

[quote="Skanda"]HRW's flawed 'Research' on Georgian cluster bombs

Do people know that representative of HRW in Georgia is... Sandra Roelofs, better knows as the dutch first lady of Georgia
by ranganathan
05 Sep 2008 00:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 442734

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Yes but it also seems to be heavier with lower payload capability.
by ranganathan
04 Sep 2008 23:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5394
Views: 507416

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

NEWS FLASH: Paes and Black win the US open mixed doubles final.

Results here
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/index.html

Chess: Anand, humpy and harika all draw their games in the Bilbao masters and womens world cup.
by ranganathan
04 Sep 2008 22:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 442734

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Whose specs? Pakis just got the one available to them. Anyway I don't see it as being a big threat given the number of searchers IA operates. Searcher : Overall Length 5.85 m (19.20 ft) Wingspan 8.55 m (28.10 ft) Max Take-off Weight 426 kg (940 lb) Max Payload Weight 100 kg (220 lb) Falco: Overall L...

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