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by Mark Schwartzbard
29 May 2009 23:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 40996

Re: International Military Discussion

One nice beauty

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7854413.stm

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by Mark Schwartzbard
09 Feb 2009 02:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 31492

Re: Indian Military Aviation

http://www.defensenews.com/osd_story.ph ... &i=3930325

Not sure if the Isrealies were playing like the russians offering free services, and after cut throat, or would it have saved Indian tax payer dollars?
by Mark Schwartzbard
08 Feb 2009 16:07
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 312032

Re: Aero India 2009

China would participate in the show for the first time with a 10-member delegation led its Deputy Air Chief. http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/002200902081152.htm I hardly believe if that delegation has anything to do with participating in the show. These may be to collect intelligence abou...
by Mark Schwartzbard
01 Jan 2009 03:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046522

Re: China Military Watch

Could the current and recent (in China) Indo-Chini exercises be an experiment to assess the real capabilities of the Indian Army? And will this be followed by tests of the IAF and IN aswell, before the chinks show their ugly intents again? :shock: This brings an incident to mind that took place in ...
by Mark Schwartzbard
28 Dec 2008 21:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 168536

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Yogi_G wrote:
Is that a delta? It definitely appears to be a type of delta...wat is interesting is the B-2 type wing extensions :twisted:


Looks like one of the war games videos that my kid plays with.
by Mark Schwartzbard
28 Dec 2008 21:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 191589

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

andy B wrote:Iam mate, I was quoting Ray C saar and trying to post my views on his posts.


No worries mate, I was simply trying to fill in to that quote, I hope ones liners are not barred on this forum ;)
by Mark Schwartzbard
28 Dec 2008 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 168536

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Potential look for PAK-FA http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6267/dlc01cfa4403cj7.jpg Doesn't chime with me, the PAK-FA would probably closely resemble the F-22, baring the rear/near the engines. Since it's better to go with a known design, and then play around it to meet your requirements, than to...
by Mark Schwartzbard
28 Dec 2008 21:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 168536

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

http://www.upi.com/Security_Industry/2008/12/26/Chinas_fighters_undercut_Sukhoi_in_African_markets/UPI-67001230270064/ HONG KONG, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- China's J-10A air superiority combat fighter aircraft falls into the same category as the U.S.-made F-16 Block 40, but it costs at least one-third less....
by Mark Schwartzbard
28 Dec 2008 17:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 191589

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

[i]At the rate at which the BRF members want the Army to evolve, it astounds me as to if India has the will, the finances or the Army has the organisation to assimilate whatever is suggested. Yet, it is fun reading all the stuff. At the rate at which the army hands back the excess surplus budget am...
by Mark Schwartzbard
27 Dec 2008 03:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046522

Re: China Military Watch

Can you post any link or news paper article or any sort of report, that forms the basis of your statement , please ? There is currently an arms embargo on Somalia, http://www.sefermpost.com/sefermpost/2008/12/un-arms-embargo-on-somalia-constantly-broken.html And your not going to find any article o...
by Mark Schwartzbard
26 Dec 2008 21:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 40996

Re: International Military Discussion

Brazil buys 50 helicopters, 5 submarines from France. Brazil on Tuesday signed contracts worth $12 billion to buy 50 military transport helicopters and five submarines from France. The submarine deal involves the purchase of four conventionally powered Scorpene attack submarines, and the constructi...
by Mark Schwartzbard
26 Dec 2008 18:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046522

Re: China Military Watch

>>They could choose the topic. None of them replied. :rotfl: :rotfl: I think we can have a separate thread on how to deal with Chinese forum moderators. Most of them are so stupid - they remind me of Sagarika Goshh of the you-know-which channel. :mrgreen: Roll on the floor laughing with Mao !!!!!! ...
by Mark Schwartzbard
17 Dec 2008 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1000966

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

From another Pakistani Newspaper $100 billion for Pakistan to abolish nuclear weapons? Yeah !!!! and you will have another 100million Jihadi's, only this time with much more cash in their pockets. Several hundred cruise missiles and some F-22 could eliminate that threat easily, and not a single US ...
by Mark Schwartzbard
15 Dec 2008 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139670

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

but it is hard to believe that something actually happened just because some companies have a history of such sales. moreover, the sellers might not advertise them but a govt controlled lab would be under compulsion to announce any such activity, otherwise the penny-pinchers of accounts dept like C...
by Mark Schwartzbard
14 Dec 2008 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139670

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

One of the most important lesson is to have competant project managers with a forseable timescale and budget. [quote]Kaveri has failed and new engine will be made, called Kaveri for H&D. [quote] Kaveri hasn't failed (since it's just a product), project management has failed. Well if ISRO, being ...
by Mark Schwartzbard
14 Dec 2008 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139670

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

[quote] I see. and those are ? since I'm clearly lacking in this bit of information, I would need hard facts in support of this assertion. [quote] Being a senior member, I thought you would have already known this. Many consulting companies in the defence industry sell technologies and capital syste...
by Mark Schwartzbard
14 Dec 2008 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139670

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

This is what life has taught me ( of all white hairs on my head), why didn't the Indians learn from the mistakes of other developed ( I mean those that coceived project) nations, Is it GTRE pride or the govt pride? or should I say ego. The only reason that comes to mind that the Kaveri project has c...
by Mark Schwartzbard
14 Dec 2008 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139670

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Basic stage implicitly implies, in my earlier post if you read carefully, is just the first step, as I was answering to someone else post. I am in no means being sarcastic here (keeping emotions and patriotic feelings apart), but even to get to the 95% stage few Non Indian companies whom we liase we...
by Mark Schwartzbard
14 Dec 2008 17:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139670

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I wonder how the Soviets, the British, French and the Americans were successful in Engine development, is it because they graduated from turbo-prop-->Early Jets-->Current day jets?? When you talk about engines, first step is heavy investment in research especially physics, chemistry and mathematics...
by Mark Schwartzbard
13 Dec 2008 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1139670

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Before you say anything about Kaveri and crack the hell out of DRDO, GTRE, please bring questions to ones mind. a) How many automobile engines have India or for that matter any Indian private sector company developed from scratch for a simple Car or any automobile?. Right from the very begginning (A...
by Mark Schwartzbard
13 Dec 2008 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 427682

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

I think the biggest challenge is to identify the " largest surviving debris ". Imagine in an interception which parts of a missile are likely to be intact. It would be the warhead (nuclear???). This might also be an exercise to identify a warhead from decoys. Think of a scenerio, where yo...
by Mark Schwartzbard
03 Dec 2008 01:28
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784138

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

The US and UK (of course Nato) are thinking of winding down their operations in A-stan. (with the credit crunch hitting even the most wealthiest nations). What if the mumbai blasts was a pre-cursor to bringing India into the mainstream on WOT, to do some policing in A-stan, so that Nato can call it ...
by Mark Schwartzbard
01 Dec 2008 00:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784138

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

China is jubilant,as this attack will slow down our economic growth.Always ask the question,"who benefits most?".In this attack,both Pak and China.Pak used its proxies and Pak is China's proxy. With every attack against India. Well Said Philip, I do agree with you on this point. That's th...
by Mark Schwartzbard
30 Nov 2008 17:32
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 784138

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

cross posting .. China is already in a proxy war with India .. i said it 2 weeks back , now is the time to repeat it 3.A national consensus to be taken up and enacted in case an attack happens again , it will ! ! The most sensible act would be to go after the terrorists ( including ISI and politici...
by Mark Schwartzbard
30 Nov 2008 02:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046522

Re: China Military Watch

1.A war with china is a 'good possibility'.. far from a 'possibility' a year ago 2.China would choose when and where to start it 3.War with China would mean a simultaneous proxy war with Pakistan 4.The Indian ocean would be a new front in this war 5.History tells India to be cautious when China is ...
by Mark Schwartzbard
03 Oct 2008 18:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 191589

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

India had signed a contract for anti-material rifles with Denel before the G6 deal. After the G6 deal, a sh!t storm was raised about bribery in the anti-material rifles deal. This stroy first broke in a British newsagency (Guardian, I think). This was used as a pretence by the Indian bureaucracy fo...
by Mark Schwartzbard
03 Oct 2008 17:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 191589

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

abhischekcc wrote: We were going to use the G6s in an offensive thrust against pakistan - that's why the britishers sabotaged the deal.

more later.


I like to know about the above. How did we (british) sabotage the Indian Denel deal? This is new to me.
by Mark Schwartzbard
29 Sep 2008 15:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046522

Re: China Military Watch

Given that this is a China thread and the military and the economy to a larger extent does bear heavily on the Stragtegic scenerio. I would like to discuss the following points. 1) The Indian Govt should bring the whole question about Taiwan, Tibet, AP and Aksai Chin Boundary, and Northern regions o...
by Mark Schwartzbard
29 Sep 2008 15:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1046522

Re: China Military Watch

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/China_turns_flexible_on_border_talks/articleshow/3537865.cms Although the "headline" is crude not mentioning the real fact about how the chinese bahaved in the NSG, the skeletons are now comming out of the closset. The particular statement "Wha...
by Mark Schwartzbard
26 Sep 2008 17:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1000966

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

honestly I would not expect this kind of issues with Aussy latest Sub if they really are good enough in the acoustic signature management solutions as you stated....need really good data to support your point. Regards, You may have to research for yourself as all such interactions/dealings go un-no...
by Mark Schwartzbard
26 Sep 2008 16:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1000966

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Iam, Above contradicts the fact what i came to know about EXCESSIVE NOISE AND OTHER ISSUES LIKE OVERHEATING OF THE AIP FUEL CELLS ETC. faced by and Greek and Korean navies with thier U-214 (Downgraded export version of U-212),but I have not heard anything like that from Scorpene users like Chillian...
by Mark Schwartzbard
25 Sep 2008 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1000966

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

[quote="Sontu"]Iam wrote >U-214 the new generation is something that India should have considered with the diesel-electric combo instead of the >scorpene ( although a good platform ). But I would not put scorpene in the best 3 diesel electric submarines out there. >Anything comming from HD...
by Mark Schwartzbard
24 Sep 2008 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1000966

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

I suppose you understand what fuel these submarines (U-214) use to power and the extra effort that goes in refuelling them. During war situations you can imagine the logistics. Isnt that why the IN was initially reluctant (and hence rejected it for the U-209s) for the MESMA thingie when it was offe...
by Mark Schwartzbard
24 Sep 2008 15:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1000966

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

New challenge to IN sub fleet from Pak. News that Pak's future subs will be German designs 214s,being acquired by Turkey and built under licence.Turkey will also tie up with Pak for manufacture of the same.I had proposed earlier that the IN should modernise our 4 German U-209s with the latest Germa...

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