Search found 103 matches

by Sontu
21 Aug 2009 01:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Negative Impact of EFT mounted IRST on F-18 E/F ............................................................................ The OSF has been discontinued and is no longer available. I would assume that if India wants it can get Rafale with OSF .As of now it is an important part of French Rafales. ...
by Sontu
21 Aug 2009 00:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

How come IAF / MOD did not analyse/imagine/ notiece this big problem of F-18 E/F while drafting RFP and inviting Super bug into the tenderring process ? The Rafale doesn't have any IRST at all so obviously it's not a requirement in the RFP. As per wiki Dasult integrated and tested it's IRST (OSF) t...
by Sontu
20 Aug 2009 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Negative Impact of F-18 E/F 's IRST mounted on External Fuel Tank Can some guru analyse and let us know the penalties(minuses) that F-18s will have to suffer due to it's proposed IRST will be munted on it's centerline external fuel tank ? I would asume this apprach will add following issues/problem...
by Sontu
20 Aug 2009 00:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Negative Impact of F-18 E/F 's IRST mounted on External Fuel Tank Can some guru analyse and let us know the penalties(minuses) that F-18s will have to suffer due to it's proposed IRST will be munted on it's centerline external fuel tank ? I would assume this approach will add following issues/probl...
by Sontu
15 Aug 2009 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

can some compare the diff between F18C/D -> F18E/F and between Mig29S -> Mig35 ? :wink: F-18C/F-18E Engines: RD-33/RD-33MK+3D TVC Thrust: 50kn:80kn/60kn:20kn CM. Hey CM thanks for the comparision details...but I feel some correction is needed for above set of parameters and data. Regards,
by Sontu
15 Aug 2009 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The difference is that the SH is actually a new bird and the MiG-35 isn't. Anyways, the whole argument is pointless because you're arguing about the fuselage which is the least important part of a fighter (unless it brings something game-changing like stealth). Well George I agree to your above poi...
by Sontu
15 Aug 2009 20:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Russia begins testing MiG-35 ahead of field trials in India http://www.domain-b.com/aero/mil_avi/mil_aircraft/20090814_mig-35.html Says ................................ In addition to the built-in IRST system the MiG-35 aircraft is equipped with a podded one. also In addition to the "A-A" ...
by Sontu
14 Aug 2009 20:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Technically Bankrupt ? Well PAK-FA or no PAK-FA , if you look at their other aviation project like MKI , 34 , Su-35 , Air Defence system etc the list is long ....... What makes you feel they are technically bankrupt , what did you read that made you say that ....can you share with us. If they are t...
by Sontu
08 Aug 2009 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 511995

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Is there any evidence from anywhere in the world, that the US has used embedded trojans in weapons systems Not weapon systems per se but then... Bugs On Jiang's Plane? I suspect same kind of bugging has been done in all recently purchased BOEING BUSINESS JETS purchased by India for VVIP/Primr Minis...
by Sontu
27 Jul 2009 00:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 145766

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

HEU would mean ~ 90 % Enrichment level bomb grade type ? Well ~ 80 MW(e) is possible if we managed to develop a OK-650B plus type with ~ 200 MT(t) rating , if a sub is powered by twin such reactor which should give ~ 80 MW(e) I remember last time around in an old report TSS mentioned a reactor with...
by Sontu
24 Jun 2009 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 12903

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^ One difference between two class is very quickly noticeable is that Shivalik class has a Oto Melara 76mm SRGM, mounted on a stealth cupola where as the Talwars class has a has one 100-mm A-190 (E) gun on a conventional mount.
by Sontu
23 Jun 2009 23:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 14736

Re: Indian Military Aviation

sontu the radar is meant for naval strike targetting. in air-air mode any jaguar advertising its presence to hostile fighters is asking to get shot down, it is just not built for air-air engagements. avoidance yes, engagement no Lalmohan ji, The above scenario were true until presence of AEW aircra...
by Sontu
23 Jun 2009 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 14736

Re: Indian Military Aviation

with external load (the only kind for a jag) the drag will be too high to maintain any kind of speed close to M=1, never mind M>1, and that too at low level. only Tornado and F111 and Su24's were designed for anything approaching a high load high speed ingress, and then I don't think (but happy to ...
by Sontu
23 Jun 2009 00:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 14736

Re: Indian Military Aviation

but why would the honeywell engine be needed if we magically agreed to risk it all on a single strike ? the RR engines will do just ok in the plains of punjab and sindh. Jags are any way due for MLU update I believe and that upgrade will include engines as well. I think Jags need more powerful engi...
by Sontu
22 Jun 2009 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 14736

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Raytheon's Munitions Control Unit to be Integrated on Jaguar Aircraft http://www.india-defence.com/reports-4460 This article says "Once MCU is integrated on an aircraft, aircrews can employ the Joint Standoff Weapon, Maverick missile, Paveway precision-guided munition and AIM-9M Sidewinder air...
by Sontu
21 Jun 2009 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 15871

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Dont know if it is just smoke & mirrors. Orbat reporting... "Indian unlikely to buy US fighter aircraft " Interesting if true. So, IF the US gives in on the end-user, then F-18/16 are in for sure? US will blink. It's not only India buying the fighter plane it's other way India is also...
by Sontu
21 Jun 2009 00:14
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 676442

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

sunilUpa wrote:
Nirmal wrote:Barak 8ER=Extended Range perhaps?


That much even I could deduce, but I hadn't come across any reports mentioning an extended range Barak 8. Perhaps this is the IAF version?

I too think that Barak 8 ER , Barak NG and LR-SAM are the same system...jut named differently.
by Sontu
20 Jun 2009 14:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 15871

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The issue of MRCA is tricky. First if MRCA is viewed in context to China and not Pakistan it makes sense to go for American aircraft because F-18 will never go to China, this cannot be said for other fighters including Rafale or EF or Migs. Moreover, MRCA is just one stick in whole bunch. I guess I...
by Sontu
20 Jun 2009 00:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 12903

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Gorgeous pics of P-8 flying!!! from shiv aroor's blog: Photo 1 Photo 2 Gurus.... What kind of external modifications would you see when aft-radar, DIRCM and MAD are added? Looking closely on the 2nd photo on the tail one can see a slight protrusion. Is that where the MAD would go? If so why put the...
by Sontu
19 Jun 2009 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 12903

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I missed this earlier and not sure whether others have noticed, so here goes http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/081022-N-4995K-094.jpg Rana has the same upgrade as Ranjit. AK-630M instead of the older AK-230. The two MR-104 guiding the AK-230 are gone and I find no MR-123 guiding AK-630M...
by Sontu
19 Jun 2009 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 392
Views: 12903

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Nice walkaround of Beas in SPB: http://www.dishmodels.com/wshow.htm?p=1083 http://www.vif2ne.ru/smf/stuff/Derevyankin/01083_8057569.jpg In this picture you can see the EL/M 2221 STGR, which is used by BARAK. you can see a pic and read bout EL/M 2221 STGR here http://www.iai.co.il/33795-26345-en/ELT...
by Sontu
18 Jun 2009 00:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 14877

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

P8I aircraft to give Indian navy maritime patrol edge Ukraine to modernize India Air Force cargo planes IAF plans for 100 combat missiles for Jaguar The Israelis are expected to offer the Derb y -5 missile in the contract. [/b] Derby-5 !!!!..I think it should be Python-5 which is a WVR IR guided mi...
by Sontu
03 Jun 2009 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 319730

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

36 sagarikas :?: . I don't think thats possible for 6000 tonne sub. The Russian Typhoon class SUB could carry only 20 missiles. We should be happy if our ATV can carry even 6 sagarikas/Agni IIISL. :wink: You are quite right that a 6000 tonne sub may not be able carry 36 six ton missilles. But then ...
by Sontu
03 Jun 2009 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 319730

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I think the first sub will carry 4 A-3SL or 12 sagarika. May the later versions are big ones with 12 A-3SL. I dont see the later ones carrying sagarikas. ^^^ Yes I even had the same info ..if I remember correct ..I read from India Today earlier. So right now it will have 12 Sagarikas (and later 4 A...
by Sontu
23 Apr 2009 19:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 219627

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Rafale is OUT.... :shock: The best aircraft suited for IAF was Rafale (Politically, Technically and Economically) ... :cry: So the stage is set for Unkil's Hornet-the only fighter with IRST on a Fuel Tank ...may be this approach makes Hornet (already an elephant kinda fighter plane ) more maneuverab...
by Sontu
27 Mar 2009 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 9989

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The following older news had a different spin:- INDIADEFENCE India, Israel To Co-Develop Advanced Barak Ship Defense Missile System He estimated that the three Barak-based missile development efforts combined exceed $1.3 billion. Never heard there are THREE Barak based SAM systems ..under developme...
by Sontu
27 Mar 2009 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2205
Views: 375704

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

My Apolgies..if following was already posted. Mods if needed please move it to Pak UAV tech related thread. http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=3811950 Pakistan Puts UAVs at Center of Technology Effort says... ................ One of the companies at the forefront of this development is East West...
by Sontu
24 Mar 2009 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 18761

Re: Indian Military Aviation

^^^Boeing believes that the Apache will remain a strong contender should there be a change of mind in New Delhi . "If future acquisition solicitation circumstances should change". Can some one clarify what the underlined texts were meant...what kind of change of mind in New Delhi, Boieng e...
by Sontu
24 Mar 2009 20:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 18761

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Errr... if all three failed to meet the GSQR, whom will they send the RFP to the next time? What exactly are these reqs which neither Mi-3x, Apache etc couldnt meet? No sir..it was not a QR issue..instead it is cancelled becaues Boieng (AH-64 D Longbow Apacha) and Bell(AH 1 Z Super Cobra) had quit ...
by Sontu
18 Mar 2009 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 405941

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

^^^ I beg to differ...but the Vertical Stab does not looks to be canted. It is because of the angle at which shot was taken and also the position of the camera and overall framing of the subject at an angle..it's giving an illusion as being bit canted...which is not actually..i believe. regarding th...
by Sontu
17 Mar 2009 21:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 21053

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The satellite needs a land segment before you can make the system fully operational. So what the satellites do is detect an infra red signature of a missile lift off. The satellite will take a year to collect all the IR images of the earth and differentiate between natural stuff like volcano erupti...
by Sontu
16 Mar 2009 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 405941

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

No, it is definately Su-35 or may be latest Su-35 BM(version without canard) .

see this at wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sukhoi_Su-35.jpg

carefully look at a small sized sensor at the root of vertical stabilizer in both the images and compare.
by Sontu
15 Mar 2009 22:19
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 620795

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I would assume the pak embassy guys were talking over a secured sat com link which got intercepted (using satellite and air borne assets) and decrypted (with possibly Israeli and US help) by Indian and foreign agencies. Also if those ISI assets were known ones..then as Shaymd said...those mobile and...
by Sontu
19 Feb 2009 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 768760

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Irkut Corporation Awarded for SU-30MKI Program http://www.india-defence.com/reports-4222# Says..."According to a study conducted by FORCE, the Su-30MKI program is the most successful in the history of India’s military-technical cooperation with foreign countries, having jointly developed an air...
by Sontu
19 Feb 2009 01:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 153769

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

US refusing to let Israeli systems into F-35

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite? ... 2FShowFull
by Sontu
15 Feb 2009 01:52
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 620795

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

As usual, Middle East Times is flush with the latest dirty laundry emanating from RAW. I would be very interested to know how METimes has had unrestricted access to these facts, why on earth would METimes be so so so anti-Chaturvedi, and why would it be so interested in India's external spy agency ...
by Sontu
13 Feb 2009 00:31
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 272487

Re: Aero India 2009

Have anyone ever made a tactical tail less delta aircraft yet? I agree Katare saab...and hence I assume the ADA was aware of the Technical Challenges involved and still they took that challenge knowingly to make it a unique and potent platform of the FUTURE. I believe that to defend our motherland ...
by Sontu
12 Feb 2009 23:50
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 272487

Re: Aero India 2009

MCA wind tunnel model http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/media/AeroIndia2009/shiv/mcaai2009.JPG.html How come MCA now got those two vertical tails. MCA was supposed to be a tailless delta design to make it a superb stealthy combat aircraft http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Info/Aircraft/MCA.html says......
by Sontu
11 Feb 2009 23:30
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 272487

Re: Aero India 2009

Still I am happy to read following line that Kaveri is not dead yet and we have a chance to survive it..with Snecma Eco core. I heard IAF/MOD rejected this co-development path earlier...case of DDM or what ? 4. The present Kaveri will not power combat LCAs, although it will be fitted to an LCA withi...
by Sontu
06 Jan 2009 01:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 421564

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

HariC and Lalmohan sirs, Just so I understand what you are saying: the single length runways are fine in India on the assumed basis that the Pakis or Chinese etc will not be able to deliver a knockout blow (or maintain pressure on a damaged airbase) to an airfield as a further assumption of assured...

Go to advanced search