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by johnny_m
03 May 2013 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon
Replies: 208
Views: 11541

Re: Preparing for Defeat by the Dragon

A war with China is unavoidable in the long term. Sure we would have been much more comfortable had it come much later with our re-armament complete. Still I believe we have the resources and men to fight a defensive war with the dragon. The problem is not that, it is the willingness of the people o...
by johnny_m
17 Oct 2011 10:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 564460

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Not that excited about Brimstone. AASM Hammer is the real deal, really proved its worth in Libya.
by johnny_m
03 Aug 2011 10:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 564460

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

That is because F 16 Block 60 was not/is not going to be as mass produced as the F 35. Suppose if MRCA & F 35 are both 100 million and available at the same time frame, even then the F 35 has an advantage as its a generation ahead.
by johnny_m
02 Mar 2011 12:07
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 677018

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

:evil: Good Scenario. Can IAF establish the No Fly Zone for a change :evil:
by johnny_m
19 Feb 2011 09:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

The SH and F 16 are the only ones in the competiton with production AESA radars. The Rafale is close as well with the first one to be delivered on 2013. The Gripen and MIG are flying with prototypes both of which should be ready by the time the first MRCA fighter is to be delivered. The Typhoon has ...
by johnny_m
15 Feb 2011 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1001390

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

That looks like the Vikramaditya. See the buildings and skyline and the truck, don't look like CSIL.
by johnny_m
11 Feb 2011 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

There is only one NG prototype its too expensive for SAAB to bring down to air shows. They did bring it for the MRCA trials after C/D.
by johnny_m
31 Jan 2011 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

US fighters is like buying a Mac. These days as cost effective as branded, but you are pretty much screwed if you want to upgrade it (very expensive and limited) or if you want to use in a way that Mac (US) did not intend you to use it. If one buys a iMac (f-16) or Mac Pro (f-18) today then some ye...
by johnny_m
31 Jan 2011 12:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

They should legalise and tax commision money. What's wrong with collecting commision from private companies ? Its not government money, so legalise it and tax them for it. :mrgreen:
by johnny_m
31 Jan 2011 09:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

I just finished reading the entire report cover to cover (rather than rely on the tidbits posted or the executive summary). Tellis makes some good points. As mentioned here none that BR folks have not mentioned. However, these are made coherently and succinctly. Yes, the report is indeed biased tow...
by johnny_m
23 Jan 2011 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Who said it would be NG. It will have NG avionics and powerplant and that is all I said. I think it would need modified intakes that's all, engine bay size and everything should be the same. Remember that the Gripen Demo currently flying with F 414 is a modfied Gripen D.
by johnny_m
23 Jan 2011 10:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

I think the order of NG by SwAF is <20. But all of their C/Ds are to upgraded with NG avionics/engine.
by johnny_m
21 Jan 2011 14:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1001390

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

TV REPORT: Indian Navy Exercises Options For 3 More Scorpene Submarines

http://livefist.blogspot.com/2011/01/tv ... Defence%29
by johnny_m
20 Jan 2011 21:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

The IAF has a commitment towards the LCA MK2 regardless of the plane selected for the MRCA they will fullfill it. If the LCA MK2 proves itself, like the Arjun and Akash did, It will surely get more orders. That process starts with the MK1 the IAF may love the bird once it enters service.
by johnny_m
20 Jan 2011 21:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 889053

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Great Video of the Canadian C 130J, these are brand new made just before the Indian ones. Really cool from the inside.

http://www.vancouversun.com/videos/inde ... 1726026142
by johnny_m
20 Jan 2011 09:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/8299/gripenngload1ok.jpg http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/6897/superhornetload1ok.jpg Originally posted at mp.com http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?84527-Gripen-News-Thread&p=5417941&viewfull=1#post5417941
by johnny_m
20 Jan 2011 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Super Hornet Upgrade Path....Mockup to be displayed at Aero India 11

http://hotfile.com/dl/98021072/031dbfe/Super_Hornet_Upgrade.pdf.html
by johnny_m
13 Jan 2011 06:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Is the Gripen the real front leader in the MMRCA competition? The IAF supposedly loves it, its cheaper than most, and massa and the others have been desperately trying to undercut it as best as they could. Sweden's lack of politcal clout is its biggest handicap. The second problem is its engine bei...
by johnny_m
12 Jan 2011 16:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 765412

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Pakistans operational requirements (according to many Pakistany posters including knowledgeble ones in various fora) require them to have a smaller single engined fighter. I don't think the J 20 fits that profile, I do believe that the Chinese will develop a smaller single engined fifth gen for the ...
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 23:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1041286

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Could be misreported as well. I will wait till further confirmation, may be Anant Krishnan will post it on his blog as he works for AW as well.
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 23:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1041286

Re: LCA News and Discussions

American funding basically.
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1041286

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Yes but one could argue tha the American supply of F 16s and Russian supply of RD 93s are more damaging than Erieye.
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1041286

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Selex makes the Raven AESA and they don't have anything American in it. Also I doub the American intention is in delaying the LCA, it is basically aimed at promoting American companies like Raytheon, America subsidises Israeli defense industry and hence have a big say in their exports as well. To de...
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1001390

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I only hope that the IN/MOD make a bid for the Ark Royal,far newere and early retired with a large part of her Harrier fleet to serve on the Viraat/Ark Royal which can be used as a "swing" warship in amphib/ASW/fleet air defence roles.If we can get it on the cheap,it would be a great acqu...
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 21:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1041286

Re: LCA News and Discussions

We can go for the ES 05 Raven, the radar on the proposed Gripen IN/NG. Swashplate design should do a better job than the Elta, LCA MK2 will have a cute nose as well.
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 765412

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Not on this prototype no. http://i.imgur.com/w8Ay5.jpg Johnny_m - T-50 is already flying!! Why do you think that India signed up for PAK-FA? Yes but we are not getting the Vanila T 50 the FGFA will only fly in 2017 and we are looking at 2020s for Induction. China can make Planes at a faster rate tha...
by johnny_m
11 Jan 2011 20:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 765412

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

No weapon bays meaning there is some serious work to be done on that. I am with Philip we need to focus on the FGFA as of now and increase production capability at HAL.

The plane is just too big for PAF to even consider it.
by johnny_m
08 Dec 2010 04:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 889053

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Even accounting for all that the Mirage upgrade is certainly too costly. The MiG for example is getting two new engines/aircraft as well.
by johnny_m
24 Nov 2010 12:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1002188

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Yes it is and will be relevant always. The problem with technology like HOBS missiles is that there will always be a counter technology, modern missile seekers may not be fooled by flares but technology like DIRCM will make it an even game again and in-turn put the emphasis back on the turning dog-f...
by johnny_m
19 Nov 2010 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 889053

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The Russians may be doing more harm to our long-term interests than the Americans, American sales to Pakistan or Military Aide does not alter the balance of power in the region. But Russia is giving the Chinese technology to make fourth and fifth generation fighters. The Chinese could not manage muc...
by johnny_m
18 Nov 2010 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Those are Legacy Hornets. And even the most advanced Aircraft crash, an F 22 was lost yesterday.
by johnny_m
18 Nov 2010 19:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

F 16 IN is not the end of F 16 but the start he says. I wonder what more they can put into that airframe :mrgreen: What else he would have said? The problem is no one questions, why US is not buying the rejuvenated and the very capable F16 with claimed generous sprinkle of 5th Gen technologies at h...
by johnny_m
18 Nov 2010 16:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

F 16 IN is not the end of F 16 but the start he says. I wonder what more they can put into that airframe :mrgreen:
by johnny_m
19 Oct 2010 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 640063

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Juggi I am surprised the ASRAAM was not in the list. Very good read however thank you !
by johnny_m
19 Oct 2010 23:31
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII
Replies: 3420
Views: 677018

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XII

A question why R 27s instead of the Active Radar R77s ?
by johnny_m
26 Aug 2010 13:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 936935

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

:rotfl: Behind Enemy Lines. And one have to remember the Typhoon video which recreates the missile firing scenes from the movie, but unlike the SH in the movie the Typhoon escapes. :lol:
by johnny_m
11 Aug 2010 11:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 936935

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Even with the PAK FA in service I expect the Su 30s and MRCA to do most of the dirty work and more peace time sorties. This is because stealth Aircraft are notoriously hard to maintain and operate because of the RAM coatings and all that, the 4.5 gens are bound to have higher availability rates. So ...
by johnny_m
09 Aug 2010 11:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1160147

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A U.S CBG have AEGIS escorts. We are basically sitting ducks against such threats all the more reason to get AEGIS.
by johnny_m
06 Aug 2010 10:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 964661

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Well if the Project reaches an Impasse I suggest we scrap it all together and look to Brazil for the License production with full ToT of the Embarer KC 390. It can carry 21 tons :)

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