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by nrshah
25 Apr 2018 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198803

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Sure there are pretty things out there, but if we ain't buying, this thread should be toast! No more salivating over thangs that ain't coming.. :) Focus on the real Cats - LCA and AMCA! Rest of them leave Philip sir to acquire! We are not getting JsF as.well, why that thread was discussed?? And wha...
by nrshah
17 Apr 2018 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3157
Views: 332826

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

This is what I find curious.The IAF insist on super-cruise for the FGFA and only a " new engine" will do, but are quite happy - if the data given is right, to accept a non-super C engine for the AMCA which is not exactly the latest from the West. When this bird will enter service by aroun...
by nrshah
15 Apr 2018 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4235
Views: 459188

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The atags APU generates 95kw from reports and is capable of moving the gun at a top speed of 12 kph. Which is 5 kph more than fh77b. An improvement over every other parameter from Fh 77b. Please select a winner and place the order. The more I look at the gun traverse mechanism on the carriage. The ...
by nrshah
12 Apr 2018 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3157
Views: 332826

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Pratyush wrote:Why is the aircraft being shown with external LDP. Why not make the LDP integrated with the airframe for reducing the RCS even more.

And I don't mean in the weapons bay of the jet.


May be this is to reduce weight. Not every mission may require LDP.
Just IMHO..
by nrshah
11 Apr 2018 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4235
Views: 459188

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

To me, I am least concerned if OFB prototype will work or not. May be it is prototype and will be refined or if it doesn't work,it will be trashed. We ignore good products as well - Arjun, so compared to that it is fine. I am sure Tata will take this up in that case. What is truly amazing is change ...
by nrshah
08 Apr 2018 12:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 504
Views: 78931

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

The payload requirements of the RFI posted by IAF is very interesting. Just 2 LGBs, + 2 BVR + 2 WVR + external fuel tanks is strike config. Well, LCA can easily do so. Similarly A2A missions is 4 BVR + 2 WVR + external tanks. Again well within reach. LCA should just develop some multiracks. First, ...
by nrshah
21 Mar 2018 13:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 189662

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

We have historical " baggage" from Sov. era days.V.difficult to get out of the trench You are right Philip, it is a baggage...and India will have to ensure that however hard it be, we will not leave any baggage for our next generation. They will not have out of world design tanks that bre...
by nrshah
20 Mar 2018 17:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1579
Views: 189662

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Phillip Why not make JV with Russia form our strategic protection as well. let only Russian army protect us. For sake of good why do always feel we are incapable?? Designs issue outside our capabilities, wtf... And what great.design is T90 and Armata... THE SO CALLED SUPERIOR TANK COULD NOT EVEN COM...
by nrshah
03 Mar 2018 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 504
Views: 78931

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

Why should Russian 5 Gen aircraft be equivalent to American 5 gen Aircraft?? Both have different philosophy of fighting war and their mic is based.to cater their own philosophy... Good point . And the IAF has it's own .. we need to see if the LCA Mark 2 has a role in it's doctrine .if the chief sai...
by nrshah
03 Mar 2018 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 504
Views: 78931

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

India is learning that there is no short cuts to building and operating a 5th gen fighter ., even Russias 5th gen is not a true american style 5th gen fighter so why be coy about it ? Why should Russian 5 Gen aircraft be equivalent to American 5 gen Aircraft?? Both have different philosophy of figh...
by nrshah
21 Feb 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3157
Views: 332826

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Austin In 2000 not even Tejas flew. Post Shakti 2, India was still under sanctions Economy was just coming out from bankruptcy like situation of 1993. We were thrown out of LM while trying to develop the flight control laws. Remember the letter from LM that LCA will fall from air to George Fernandez...
by nrshah
19 Feb 2018 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198803

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Phillip Are you saying all planes that can't carry bmos are useless? As a corollary, is F22 worst than MKI as it don't carry Bmos? Do you know when FGFA will be able to carry BMos if at all it can? And where u not telling Bmos -M is being developed for smaller birds. Can't this be carried on AMCA Be...
by nrshah
25 Dec 2017 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 598306

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Where DRDO can 't reinvent the wheel at speed, we will have no alternatives but to embark upon JVs.BMos is our most shining example.We must remember that the QRSAM has arisen becos of the failure over a decade ago of Trishul, meant to be a tri-service missile.At that time had we entered into a JV w...
by nrshah
28 Nov 2017 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478454

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Posting separately since this is a pure conjecture but to be read with what I posted above on ability of military to decide: To those asking why does the IAF not clarify against news appearing about stupid comparison of Tejas. Think of it this way - IAF cannot move an inch without MoD. News has bee...
by nrshah
20 Nov 2017 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478454

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

deejay wrote:^ Your account is protected, meaning unless you accept the request to follow, we cannot see your tweets. Maybe, you can change the settings since you have linked here.

BTW, I have sent you a request to follow.


Sir,
Changed the settings.
Check if they are visible now
by nrshah
20 Nov 2017 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 478454

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932528788549787649 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932116827055931392 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932122875636494337 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932123742871830530 https://twitter.com/Reach2Indian/status/932123742871830530 https...
by nrshah
20 Sep 2017 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1376
Views: 133758

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

rather than backfires overhauled from some boneyard with iffy uptimes, it is better to invest in 12 new build blackjack mk2 which the russians are restarting production on. maybe we will start receiving in 5 years if we sign up now. they will have new engines and all new avionics and systems. plus ...
by nrshah
07 Nov 2016 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2402
Views: 198803

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

But it flies! While we scornfully deride it so does the F-35 also display non-stealth with a great hot bum visible from the rear.The F-35 with its bum on heat is entering service steadily despite the drawback.The IAF wants perfect fighters from the start forgetting what we used to fly with in previ...
by nrshah
10 Apr 2016 10:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 169511

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Wow, so to break dependency on Russia, we are getting dependent on America. Why can't we learn the chinese way. Use what we have. Use in numbers for deterrence. Use in numbers for low efficient systems. Invest large scale, improvise. Induct mark 2. Improvise further, induct mark 3 in numbers and so ...
by nrshah
20 Feb 2016 23:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 254172

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

India, US talk aircraft carrier technology, but key point off the menu The bilateral strategic clinch may be getting tighter but the US is unwilling to offer help to India in nuclear propulsion technology for proposed construction of INS Vishal http://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/India-US-talk-a...
by nrshah
18 Oct 2015 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3926
Views: 302301

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

one important point made by the gent from bharat forge was what has the fdi which is allowed in other sectors brought so far that the gents from us companies are claiming will bring in more strategic and restricted sector of defense will bring. Any way very heartening to see domestic companies takin...
by nrshah
21 Sep 2015 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2350
Views: 201499

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

^^^So yet another lifafa journalism to put indo-Russian relation in bad light
by nrshah
14 Mar 2015 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 93123

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Does any of these companies have manufactured forget design a help except HAL and perhaps partially TATA
by nrshah
26 Jan 2015 17:57
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 31564

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Hi Vivek, Some great writing there. However, just one clarification sought. In chimera, though we were fighting the Chinese where considering there vast conventional superiority over us and also considering that Chinese tend to exibhit far more rational and logical behavior then the pak is, We had a...
by nrshah
22 Oct 2014 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3157
Views: 332826

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Marten sir, I see 4 reasons for the same 1. Limited numbers of refuelling aircrafts with IAF to carry large scale combat level air to air refueling operations. 2. China factor - AMCA has greater relevance on eastern border compared to western one where range will matter equally. 3. Presence of large...
by nrshah
04 Jun 2014 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Viv S, I think I could not made words convey my intent. Let me try ag a in. I am not comparing Rafale with J 31.....JXX. That is not the point. My question is faith that you have on J series getting inducted by 20 20 in utter disregard of your own views as to challenges to develop a gen 5 aircraft. ...
by nrshah
04 Jun 2014 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Roa sir With due respect to your assessment and opinion, I beg pardon to differ. My submission as below 1. You have rated India ahead of Russia as of now which does not reflect the reality. We are dependent on Russia for a large number of things and not the other way round. 2. China ahead of Russia ...
by nrshah
04 Jun 2014 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

^^^
Do we need to read the article to know as to know who is applying the pressure To Block the deal. :rotfl:
by nrshah
04 Jun 2014 21:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

On the pak fa and j 35 threads, I am made to believe that it is very difficult to develop an operational 5th generation fighter. Russian which have develop 100 s of aircraft is struggling to match the standards of the American ccounter parts as claimed. But when it comes to Rafale purchase, we are m...
by nrshah
04 Jun 2014 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Well I am made to believe that reliability of MIRAGE 2K is among the best in IAF stable. With respect to comparison to F 18, specs and operating envelope is to be considered. As with respect to Rafale not being a match to F 16, Rafale was selected by IAF over F 16 (more advanced than with PAF). I wi...
by nrshah
04 Jun 2014 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Good that the new government is fast tracking the Rafale purchase. One Of The Best multi role fighter operational in the world. Comes with operational freedom. Besides going by superb reliability and high availability of Mirages, it will surely take IAF Capability To Next Level. Operating alongside ...
by nrshah
10 May 2014 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 582119

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

can I (dare) suggest that pls agree that we disagree and close the discussion running for some time?
No new points are getting discussed and same points and long articles are getting posted and reposted and again posted.
by nrshah
21 Apr 2014 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 51774

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Mahadevbhu, The answer to sword is not sword but shield. The russians/Indians need not replicate what Americans has done with JSF on their planes. Russians have shown to know their limitations and work around it. We need to learn it from them. PAKFA is already build around with same limitation in mi...
by nrshah
21 Apr 2014 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 51774

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

^^^^
sorry, but could not get the intent of above post.
by nrshah
19 Apr 2014 10:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 51774

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

what is the combat record of F 22 raptor basis which it is passed as the super duper unrivalled fighter aircraft both against the current and future aircraft? Again no record except paper analysis Future aircraft aren't in service yet, so its pointless to expect a combat record for them. As for the...
by nrshah
17 Apr 2014 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 51774

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

what is the combat record of F 22 raptor basis which it is passed as the super duper unrivalled fighter aircraft both against the current and future aircraft? Again no record except paper analysis
by nrshah
19 Mar 2014 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Phillip, How is India failing to develop home grown MIC as claimed by Mr. pandit, which even if considered true related to Sukhoi display issues except that if we could have our own fighter, MKI would not have been brought. It is like saying the my AC not working as per warranty from Daikin is not D...
by nrshah
19 Mar 2014 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 112702

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Phillip, I am a taxpayer of the country. Also, I am staunch Russia supporter as against US. however, the recent issues with Russian wares and this attitude is not doing any good. perhaps it also answers your question on why such haste in closing the deals with US/Europe. BTW, I am all for Rafale eve...
by nrshah
06 Jan 2014 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions
Replies: 471
Views: 11615

Re: GSLV-D5 Launch status and post launch discussions

Great achievement. Will surely speed up development of heavy launchers.
beside i wish we see PSLV made entirely by some private sector and Isro move to more challenging things rather than 'aam admi' types PsLv

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