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by andy B
14 Aug 2018 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2716
Views: 272809

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Hot damn Kakarat many thanks for posting this! Tum jiyo hazzaro saat.

The turbo cat is back! Man I cant even recall how long ago was Swat Cats yeeeesshhhh! :rotfl: great memories of watching the boys swatting jets out of the skies.
by andy B
16 May 2018 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353372

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Can anyone identify this loadout? From https://youtu.be/Y1pj8yqrKlI?t=92 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdVEYmbVQAA1LWB.jpg Doc saar I will give it a shot most of the AAMs seem to be r73s and aa10s with the center fuselage engine pylons sporting possibly a combo it IR aa10 on port and semi active or a...
by andy B
11 Jan 2018 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1462
Views: 57645

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

the 30yo P15 delhi class carries 48 big SAMs and 16 barak1 SRSAM. plus 16uran in inclined tubes. fairly meaty for a ship of that size. the aft barak8 silos on 15A/B can surely be doubled in size to add 16 more. and new QRSAM in peripheral boxes whether VL or trainable. atleast fit and test the cell...
by andy B
02 Jan 2018 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772300

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Aditya_V wrote:Is that a Tatra truck Qr sam is mounted on? Cant we find something from TATA or Ashok Leyland as a replacement.



Sir Ji I reckon thats an AL Super Stallion or something on the lines I reckon based on form factor. Highly doubt thats a Tatra
by andy B
31 Dec 2017 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 497962

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Brar many thanks for the details on Amraam ER. The ability to tackle TBM threat is exactly what I feel the ESSM brings in addition to being able to tackle AA threats. But as you said the sensor systems are not set up. I still think the mobile version of AEGIS will still have quite a large footprint ...
by andy B
31 Dec 2017 15:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 740112

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ The above video talks abt "Permasyn" motors , which, IIRC, is made by Siemens. The 2 x diesel engine comes from MAN. So looks like significant German input in the "move" category. Dineshji Man diesels are an excellent choice and probably best in the business. Their diesels are...
by andy B
30 Dec 2017 16:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2869
Views: 280445

Re: International Military Discussion

Its been ongoing for years with both Boeing and Raytheon working hard at both internal bay carriage, range..... They have mature, off the shelf solutions for longer/extended range needs for legacy F-15Cs and Es if anything over and above the Aim-120D is needed on those fighters. Its been reported t...
by andy B
30 Dec 2017 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 497962

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The AMRAAM-ER program already exists. It is basically the Aim-120 C7 front end, guidance, warhead and data-link mated to an ESSM motor... Brar cheers for this. Interesting to know the C7 being mated to the Essm motor. I still do think that ESSM will find its way to being a land based Sam eventually...
by andy B
30 Dec 2017 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2625
Views: 472385

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

There is some hugely positive news on the AWACS front as well. Will keep it for later. ;) Karan saar you are acutuely aware that this statement is a KLPD for jingos. Bliss to share. I also have a humble request if I may....I have been trying to understand where LRDE is headed in terms of TRM produc...
by andy B
28 Dec 2017 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 497962

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Brar Warrior firstly thanks for your ongoing contribution to discussions across multiple threads much appreciated! I have a small query if I may....with the ongoing blk 2 ESSM testing and due induction do you see the Amraam being modded with the larger ESSM motor (was it six inch cant remember) to g...
by andy B
28 Dec 2017 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772300

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

From the link: Su30 can do mach 1.2 with the Brahmos attached! its a beast! :-D In Wind Tunnel, for Sure. Not so sure about real life. Jay S saar reckon you are bang on, highly doubt a full supersonic release in real time conditions. I think a more realistic launch profile will be high subsonic. St...
by andy B
28 Dec 2017 02:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278802

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

FATCA compliance is only required for those who have US assets . This includes all US people (citizens and GCs) and work visa holders . There’s no requirement for regular folks’ information to be passed to US authorities - no country would do that . If compliance is a burden, Indian banks can just ...
by andy B
23 Dec 2017 20:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772300

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

thats a very unique & strange way of TDing a fighter! for a space rocket I can understand some sub-scale stuff to proof techs but no conventional fighter. all the modern ones have always been of the full up size, though design mods were done after TD testing the chinese J35 and J20 also started...
by andy B
23 Dec 2017 17:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278802

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Please take a look at the form if you can, just in case you haven't already. Why do the amrekis want your PAN no and other details, including whether you have political connections/influence or not?? What if you are just an average aam aadmi Indian investor with nil foreign dealings?? Chetak saar, ...
by andy B
23 Dec 2017 15:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278802

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Additional KYC in terms of FATCA is being pushed by SEBI, I hear. Saw an actual for this "Additional KYC" which I declined to sign. Why are Indians being asked to sign FATCA?? WTF, do we have to do, with some amreki laws?? Chetak saar I can only share what I see in the banking sector. At ...
by andy B
28 Nov 2017 17:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 498235

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Brar saar agreed. The SGAF has been involved with rhe IAF for a long long time around Kalaikunda for many years now. This does indeed speak volumes about confidence in Tejas as a system great news. In terms of SGAF needs there is really no place for Tejas or any other type at this juncture. They cur...
by andy B
09 Oct 2017 23:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2716
Views: 272809

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Su-30MKI w/ SPICE 2000 https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22338738_1678115758918534_3979368892918274448_o.jpg?oh=0b19d0b52a701ca725ca2940fad3750f&oe=5A8533BC Srai saar tum jiyo hazaro saal and please do keep finding and posting these gems! Channeling GD.....roger that command ...cle...
by andy B
29 Aug 2017 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4230
Views: 772300

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Sir, honestly all the holes I see are fastening holes only and the round white thing allover the body seems to be sea corrosion or invasive organic growth See this image - look at the plate the guy is holding at bottom left - you can see his thumb and fingers. The fastening holes are seen separatel...
by andy B
29 May 2017 15:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1945
Views: 184959

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Rahul saar.....sorry for the late reply been a bit awol! I tried calling you a few times but i think you were in desh! You know how we talked about moving to Deutschland we....yeah it happenend. Left Australia after nearly 15 years and I am missing Melbourne bad! In Stuttgart now. Please drop me a l...
by andy B
23 Feb 2017 08:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 526049

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter



Interesting q&a about the Gripen bit of floundering when it comes to the naval version which we all know is a damn farce!!!
by andy B
21 Jan 2017 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1901
Views: 327672

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

50k for 200+ Rambhas and 60k for only ~20 Mi-35 gunships? The numbers don't make sense. Cannon is only "just in case" for Su-30. It is an integral part of the attack package for Mi 35. Videos show Mi 35 going "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" . Never heard S...
by andy B
17 Jan 2017 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2716
Views: 272809

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Saar thats an CATM 84 D (captive carry training missile) Harpoon onlee

Not sure in background if its an IN or IAF dhruv as its blurry as hell...Not sure if this is at a Jag or a P8 I Neptune base!
by andy B
17 Oct 2016 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4471
Views: 534108

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Damn can the bottom plate of the truck, the gun is mounted on take it without buckling? Must be really strong. Saar the thing has 4 hydraulic jacks which would be used to set the thing stable prior to firing. The base mounting plate would transfer and dissipate the energy to the hydraulic mountings...
by andy B
14 Oct 2016 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2764
Views: 389041

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Sid - i follow the logic, but fail to see how apaches alone can sanitise to any serious depth...? Lalmullah you are bang on! Khan will deploy Solah CJs blk 50s dedicated for sead and dead roles as well as upcoming growlers and soon to be retired prowlers. Apaches would have a very hard time in this...
by andy B
27 Sep 2016 14:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 178008

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Just for kicks in case wasnt posted here before. Has some good in cockpit footage of hud and mfd symbology etc.

by andy B
27 Aug 2016 12:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1945
Views: 184959

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Vish, I have lived in Oz longer than you have and continue to live here. India is where my heart is but oz is home. Given a set of circumstances or at least a reasonable chance they will happen in the forseable future, I would return to India. Many forumites,see Australia as some sort of bastion of...
by andy B
07 Jun 2016 03:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11466
Views: 676555

Re: Levant crisis - III

Keep Posting, saar. Pop into this thread regularly and follow links whenever. Thanks for the effort. GD saar echo Chetak saar's comments here some of us are like the French at Red Flag we do not have authorisation to transmit or have ability to contribute but we certainly visit regularly and absorb...
by andy B
29 Mar 2016 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3335
Views: 319485

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014



Cross posting footage of MKI and MKII Arjuns, Kestrel as well others from Def expo 2016
by andy B
29 Mar 2016 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Defexpo 2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4136

Re: Defexpo 2016

KjCX9-k921M AoA MKII in full glory with full armour damn this thing next to a Leopard A7 would be so so sweet like long lost cousins meeting up for a drink after a long time! The MKII looks mighty impressive this bad boy deserves a big order book one can only eternally wish! Also has neat footage o...
by andy B
27 Mar 2016 02:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 178008

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Carter is expected to take the DTTI to "the next level". April 10 is the day. All said and done, perhaps the F-18 in all forms is the way to go. IAF, IN including the Growler. Better still the F-35, all variants. Nrao saar IMVHO the Shornet for Iaf most probably will require the 414 EPE i...
by andy B
06 Mar 2016 14:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 558296

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Singha wrote:notice the composite grainy plastic texture of all stages above. a must have for efficient weight fraction.


GD have a looksie at the below has some glimpses of tfta production including carbon fibre layering as well as some internal shots of French boomers.

by andy B
23 Feb 2016 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2716
Views: 272809

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

Austin wrote:Night Picture of Rear Cockpit


Austin any idea what Su30 that cockpit is from.....to me that looks like the Russian SM as those mfds look distinctively russian and it also looks like it has the single panel hud?
by andy B
16 Feb 2016 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 266060

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

to me main diff looks like 48 or 40 vs 32 barak8 and same for barak1 as well in the back . the brahmos cellcount is also increased by some 8 more I think with more efficient packing arrangement. this opens up room for a mixed load of say 8 brahmos and 16 nirbhays to permit some long range land atta...
by andy B
16 Feb 2016 06:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 95885

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

Via key pubs Tu214 ISR asset on it way to Syria. This may be the start of more eagles coming in to help the fight at minas tirith GD! Wonder when we will see nosy river joints and Jstars starting to orbit if not doing so already !! http://theaviationist.com/2016/02/15/tu214r-deployed-to-syria/
by andy B
12 Feb 2016 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 266060

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

^^^ thats a lynx saar not dhruv with what looks like a sea skua based on livery and weapons looks like bartania navy. Will be replaced by the lynx wildcat going ahead.
by andy B
07 Feb 2016 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 95885

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

UlanBatori wrote:That Birdcage Vodka Chiller again! What IS that?



Apparently its some sort of IR dazzler/jammer used to confuse missile guidance will be interesting to see how it behaves against tv guided stuff like TOWs etc
by andy B
07 Feb 2016 04:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II
Replies: 4115
Views: 95885

Re: The Levant crisis.(Israel,SYRIA,Lebanon,etc) - II

^^^ zsu 23 2 i think ramana saar. Its a AA point defence type being utilised for ground warfare would pack a mean recoil on that pick up! IA utilises them in siachen IIRC
by andy B
22 Jan 2016 13:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 226423

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Daktir Sahab a few years ago I scanned and uploaded every single article on IAF covered by AFM and ACM. They have never covered the Tejas in detail ever. However as Alan Warnes is all chummy with the Fizzleya they keep getting lots of coverage on the bunder. Oh well just happy to see a brilliant dis...
by andy B
11 Jan 2016 07:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3562
Views: 444530

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Some higher resolution images. Thanks for posting. There is a red and yellow livery ALH with floats carrying the tail designation ZD. What does that indicate? Doc ji given the floats plus wheels plus what effectively looks like MK3 gear and flir best guess i reckon is a IN MK3 bird in special liver...
by andy B
07 Jan 2016 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1378
Views: 165894

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Platypus from Hell aka Hell Duck :twisted: :twisted:
Very TFTA cockpit indeed nice.

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