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by clay
05 Aug 2009 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 592003

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Nice and entertaining post Phillip.

Maybe one of the long odds could surprise us, also never knew the SH mare was a hybrid that came with testicles :)


Regds, Clay
by clay
13 Feb 2009 16:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 27305

Re: Indian Military Aviation

India to develop medium combat aircraft with stealth features "It is possible to have an MCA with a twin engine, with less weight and improved electronics. It will also have an inbuilt weapon load for stealth reasons. It is doable and it is a challenge," said Natarajan. I sincerely hope a...
by clay
14 Nov 2008 23:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 318287

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

... While watching NDTV saw a news scroll mention that the MIP from the CY-1 is the first moon probe to land on a lunar pole. How significant is this? Does it require any higher degree of navigation or precision? I understand it was done to check for any ice/water at the moon's pole. As regards sig...
by clay
14 Nov 2008 22:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 318287

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Hats off to ISRO on this great achievement and congratulations all around. While watching NDTV saw a news scroll mention that the MIP from the CY-1 is the first moon probe to land on a lunar pole. How significant is this? Does it require any higher degree of navigation or precision? I understand it...
by clay
08 Nov 2008 20:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 318287

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Congratulations all around and more power to ISRO !

Regds, Clay
by clay
14 Sep 2008 13:34
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 233703

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

I don't know why some of us have such a low level of self confidence in ourselves? It's like saying "Humein apne mardangi pe shak hain". By and large I would say we have got a good deal but its dependent on how we play our cards now onwards. The IAEA agreement clearly says there will be a ...
by clay
10 Sep 2008 10:44
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 233703

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

NSG waiver means India has arrived as a power ....In 2005, the US first took the initiative to help in India's efforts to become a major power. This was because of India's high growth rate, its nuclear and missile capabilities, its trillion dollar economy, its IT prowess and its off-source contribu...
by clay
25 Aug 2008 05:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 238229

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

US wants IAF to be part of wargames on regular basis Impressed with the combat skills of IAF top-gun pilots flying Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, IL-78 mid-air refuellers and IL-76 heavy-lift aircraft, the US would like IAF to take part in the "Red Flag" wargames on a regular basis. "IAF is ...
by clay
10 Aug 2008 04:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 25950

Re: Indian Military Aviation

India bags $20 mn helicopter contract HAL Chairman Ashok Baweja confirmed that an Indian delegation in Turkey finalised the deal and the initial order of three helicopters is expected to go up further. The Indian Aviation giant will start delivering the three machines within six months. “It was a v...
by clay
06 Jul 2008 14:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 632721

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

DRDO to undertake first full test flight of ASTRA missile

If sucessful I guess the Astra will be the missile of choice for BVR engagments for the IAF in the future.

Regds, Clay
by clay
06 Jul 2008 14:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

First Full test flight of ASTRA on SU-30 A K Dhar New Delhi, Jul 6 (PTI) In a major technology leap, Indian defence scientists are ready to go ahead with the first full test flight of its indigenously developed air to air beyond visual range missile, ASTRA. The test flight from an IAF Sukhoi fighte...
by clay
05 Jul 2008 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

Re: Indian Military Aviation

karan_mc wrote:clay i think Malaysian flankers have them since they donot use Israeli pods or avionics which was substituted by french systems


I believe you are correct. Rkhanna confirmed the same in the SU30 thread. Thank you.


Regds, Clay
by clay
05 Jul 2008 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

rkhanna wrote:
Those are for the Malaysian Su-30MKM. They replaced everything Israeli on the MKI with French/Swedish stuff.


Thank you. Any idea how they compare?

Regds, Clay
by clay
05 Jul 2008 20:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

X Posting from military aviation thread French order Damocles pod for the Mirage-2000D The brochure on the Thales website mentions the Damocles Pod is in service on the SU-30/Mirage 2005. (download pdf here ) I would appreciate is some guru/s clarify if the Damocles Targetting Pod is in use in the ...
by clay
05 Jul 2008 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

Re: Indian Military Aviation

French order Damocles pod for the Mirage-2000D The brochure on the Thales website mentions the Damocles Pod is in service on the SU-30/Mirage 2005. (download pdf here ) I would appreciate is some guru/s clarify if the Damocles Targetting Pod is in use in the IAF? I know we are using the Litening Po...
by clay
05 Jul 2008 06:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Indigenous MFDs for Indian Air Force SU-30 MKI’s Samtel Display Systems manufacturer of avionic equipments and systems, today announced that the indigenous Multi Functional Displays (MFD), jointly developed with Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) (DRDO) and manufactured by them have got...
by clay
27 Jun 2008 15:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away
Replies: 191
Views: 56211

Re: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw passes away

Thank You. RIP.
by clay
27 Jun 2008 02:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

Re: Indian Military Aviation

:x Do we not have a clause for price escalation ???? if not GoI from now on should post that requirement to be submitted. And yes i forgot to mention a heavy penalty clause on any missed deadlines and any things changed. If you want business lets do business in the way of businessmans from now... :...
by clay
27 Jun 2008 01:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

Re: Indian Military Aviation

BAE Systems wants more for its 57 Hawks A former HAL official, who was part of the team that negotiated the earlier deal, said the manufacturers have jacked up the price since they know that we need the plane.... Rising inflation across the world has hit the Indian Armed Forces, with British arms f...
by clay
19 Jun 2008 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 434013

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

So russian proposal had three components:....... .......But is that the case for IAF & MoD ? Sumeet, I agree with all that you say and I am in no way trying to 'defend' the GOI's delay in deciding on the PAK-FA programme. It clearly shows a serious lack of foresignt and planning. As far as the ...
by clay
18 Jun 2008 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 434013

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Sumeet, Thank you for the timeline. This clearly shows our slow decision making process is to blame for us not joining the PAK-FA development earlier. Could be back in 2001 we did not have the funds required and may have been one of the factors for not deciding at that time but now I am beginning to...
by clay
18 Jun 2008 16:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1004240

Re: China Military Watch

China has no plans to 'encircle' India: ambassador HONG KONG (AFP) - China has no plans to try and dominate the shipping lanes of the Indian Ocean, its ambassador to India said in Hong Kong Wednesday. "We don't have such an intention to establish a chain to encircle India," said ambassado...
by clay
13 Jun 2008 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3293
Views: 647186

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

X posting from military aviation thread.... http://www.domain-b.com/aero/mil_avi/mil_aircraft/images/domain-b_Il76awacs.jpg Seems like AWACS will be here come Septermber.....Flight testing by IAF underway 8) The Indian Air Force has begun tests flights of the first of three Ilyushin Il-76 transport ...
by clay
13 Jun 2008 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

Re: Indian Military Aviation

http://www.domain-b.com/aero/mil_avi/mil_aircraft/images/domain-b_Il76awacs.jpg Seems like AWACS will be here come Septermber.....Flight testing by IAF underway 8) The Indian Air Force has begun tests flights of the first of three Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft being modified as airborne early w...
by clay
11 Jun 2008 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

As per Defence Technology International (DTI) issue May 2008 the KS-172 has an appx. range of 400 kms. and is likely to be fielded on the upgraded Mig-31 BM & the SU-35.

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Regds, Clay
by clay
08 Jun 2008 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

But should have seen some money trial, i think IAF backed out once they realized the missile is limited to just one platform and its more than likely that MRCA or even PAK-FA won't be able to carry it. OIC. Is it because of a limitation of the radar on different platforms or size/weight of missile....
by clay
07 Jun 2008 04:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1004240

China takes on the US — in space [quote] Since successfully shooting down an obsolete weather satellite with a missile in outer orbit in January 2007, the Chinese armed forces have been operating from a position of relative strength LAHORE: Chinese military experts believe a confrontation in spac...
by clay
07 Jun 2008 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

Discussions were held 4 years ago i don't believe it went further than that. Since i have not seen any money appropriated for R&D by us I actually remember reading this in Milparade some time back. The Article was saying that Indian R&D Funding is actually going to Russia and not the Indian...
by clay
06 Jun 2008 02:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

Correct me if I am wrong but I do recollect reading somewhere that India was funding/part funding the development of the KS-172? You are correct. The KS-172 project had been lying dead since the 90s due to lack of funding. India gave the funding to revive the project in the early 2000s. Is it still...
by clay
05 Jun 2008 01:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 871018

here are some images of the VLRAAM from secret projects . they were taken at Maks 2007 by Flateric. Credit also goes to Overscan. http://webshareimage.com/images/89hw3vvlrw5c8uk28fpt_thumb.jpg In the second image the AAM-L is visible along with other missiles. http://webshareimage.com/images/y7wa6p...
by clay
05 Jun 2008 01:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

I'm sure the DDM author mixed up the Gorshkov and the Viraat. if the MiG-29 can land on the Gorshkov, the N-LCA should be able to do so as well. length of the runway for landing is more than adequate for a small sized N-LCA to land with arrested recovery. It does sound fishy. However, the AC needs ...
by clay
03 Jun 2008 06:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

I'm sure the DDM author mixed up the Gorshkov and the Viraat. if the MiG-29 can land on the Gorshkov, the N-LCA should be able to do so as well. length of the runway for landing is more than adequate for a small sized N-LCA to land with arrested recovery. It does sound fishy. However, the AC needs ...
by clay
03 Jun 2008 06:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

Will DRDO/ADA be involved in the future upgrade programs for the Mirages/MIG 29 alongwith HAL?

The reason I am asking is DRDO/ADA will gain some experience and learn how to plan/implement future upgrades for the Tejas/MRCA......just thinking out aloud :wink:


Regds, Clay
by clay
03 Jun 2008 05:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 529790

From the link..... India contracted 12 single-seater MiG-29K and four twin-seater MiG-29 KUB aircraft as part of a $1,465-billion package deal with the Gorshkov that was rechristened the INS Vikramaditya on January 20, 2004 — $650 billion for the refit of the vessel and $815 billion for the aircra...

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