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by Vick
07 Nov 2010 09:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 531289

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Singha wrote:livefist - chutzpah and arrogance from LM! :evil:

"The fifth generation JV with Russia? Yeah, well all I can say is best of luck with that," Griswold said.


Lol. How dare does someone call into question the FGFA or Indo-Russian joint ventures.
by Vick
13 Jun 2009 09:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 391
Views: 13561

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Aside from a few IN deliveries, MiG has no future. Even Algeria returned some Mig-29SMTs for poor build quality and surprise surprise lack of after sales support from MiG. Seems to be a continuing theme from MiG. Regarding the MKI, the IAF knew that it was going to be a multi year project to get a c...
by Vick
13 Jun 2009 07:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 509908

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

US hypersonic vehicle plans Pay particular attention to the VULCAN turbojet and Constant Volume Combustion (CVC) hybrid engine. This is going to be something that will have major impact in the aero scene! VULCAN is a propulsion system demonstration program to design, build and ground test an engine...
by Vick
13 Jun 2009 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 391
Views: 13561

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

If Mig-35 really is the proverbial bee's knees, let's see the VVS put its money where Mig's mouth is...? Every other type, F-16IN (Blk 60) to a lesser degree, is entrusted by its country of origin's armed forces to defend it. Why is the VVS so reluctant to take up the banner of the Mig-35? My unsoli...
by Vick
10 Jun 2009 07:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 509908

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Advanced Composite Cargo Aircraft makes first flight Mr. Shenk said the ACCA isn't designed to be a prototype for a small airlifter or any other aircraft. It is a proof of concept technology demonstrator for composite manufacturing processes in a full-scale, certified aircraft. In an effort to demo...
by Vick
08 Jun 2009 00:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772586

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Yes on the MAWS - S.African firm Avitronics iirc. MAWS have distinctive external appearance on aircraft. They look like little EO cameras on circular blisters. I have looked at many MKI pics and did not notice them on any of them. Will the MAWS be on the MkIIIs and retro'd onto the MkI and MKII? AF...
by Vick
05 Jun 2009 08:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 772586

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Does the MKI have MAWS? If not, how will the MKI driver know if an LPI radar has cued SAM/AAM towards it?
Added later: Even if not LPI, how will the MKI driver know missile(s) are on the way?
by Vick
20 May 2009 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320334

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rakesh wrote:This is the first time an aircraft carrier is being built in India...expect delays.

This is also the first time modular construction is being attempted in India... Hope springs eternal. The pics of MDL's launch ceremony showed modules that were structurally complete to a high degree.
by Vick
13 May 2009 07:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259461

Re: LCA news and discussion

Did Boeing Offered this new 414 engines for Tejas program ,it has massive power Not explicitly, it's assumed that if the SH wins the MMRCA, then its engine would also be the front runner to power the Tejas. But you know when one assumes... Also, GE makes the engine, so it's GE's to offer. Boeing is...
by Vick
13 May 2009 07:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259461

Re: LCA news and discussion

N-LCA can use all the takeoff thrust it can get in order to have any significant load and/or endurance off a non-cat carrier. I believe the F-414 EPE offers the most thrust from any of the LCA compatible engine families (M-88, EJ200 and F414).
by Vick
13 May 2009 05:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 220544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Boeing's Super Hornet seeks export sale to launch 20% thrust upgrade The F414 enhanced performance engine (EPE) includes an all new core and forward fan to dramatically increase the fighter's takeoff performance, said Bob Gower, Boeing vice president for F/A-18E/F. The improvements would increase t...
by Vick
12 May 2009 05:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320334

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

From DN May 11, 2009 Navantia Vies for Indian Shipbuilding Work By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — Navantia is pulling hard to persuade India to allow the Spanish shipbuilder to help meet the Indian Navy’s $4 billion order for seven Project 17 stealth frigates, expected this year, said an Indian Navy ...
by Vick
09 May 2009 20:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 388
Views: 22380

Re: Indian Military Aviation

This link is saying that the Russian Il-476 tanker version won the IAF tender for six new aerial tankers.
by Vick
09 May 2009 09:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4719
Views: 346579

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

New Delhi Airport will be quite a sight next year, with the new terminal, the underground airport express station in addition to another 100kms of Delhi Metro elsewhere as part of Phase 2, the new interchange at the airport exit connecting to the NH-8/Delhi Gurgaon Expressway. Plenty of shock and a...
by Vick
08 May 2009 04:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 913128

Re: China Military Watch

NRao, I believe THIS is what you are refering to.

Note that in the begining of the issue, there's a small blurb about the IAF being the first customer for the new Il-476 aerial tanker version.
by Vick
29 Apr 2009 05:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 320334

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Man, I'm so tempted to say something right now but will hold my tongue. I love it when I'm right though!
by Vick
04 Apr 2009 07:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 15382

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

A pretty insightful article on the sorry state of defense acquisition in India by Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd): Clicky To summarize, he's saying that the biggest problems in the acquisition process are: 1) Absolutely no coordination in synergyzing a cohesive acquisition policy to futher overall natio...
by Vick
03 Apr 2009 06:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4263
Views: 697128

Re: Small Arms Thread

A pretty good site for people interested in contemporary small arms and related stuff...

http://www.defensereview.com/
by Vick
02 Apr 2009 05:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 259461

Re: LCA news and discussion

From DN March 30, 2009 Israeli Radar for India’s LCA? NEW DELHI — India is seeking to buy an EL/M-2052 active electronically scanned array radar from Israel’s Elta for its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), after efforts to develop a radar failed, Indian Defence Research and De­velopment Organisation (DRD...
by Vick
02 Apr 2009 05:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 337303

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

From DN March 30, 2009 [b]India Strives To Field Missile Defense by 2012[b] By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — India’s indigenous Prithvi Missile Defence (PAD) antiballistic missile system intercepted a 1,500-kilometer-range missile at a height of 75 kilometers in a March 6 test, said Vijay Kumar Sara...
by Vick
02 Apr 2009 05:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 868791

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

From DN March 3, 2009 Pakistan May Seek Chinese Interceptor By USMAN ANSARI ISLAMABAD — Pakistan, whose ballistic missile program owes much to China, may also seek help from Beijing for high-altitude and anti-ballistic missile (ABM) defenses, defense observers say. “Pakistan is actively looking to p...
by Vick
24 Mar 2009 05:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 702453

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

From DN Mar 23, 2009 India’s Arms Lab Wants To Become Export Player By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has proposed a restructuring that would give the state-owned agency a commercial arm. DRDO officials told Defence Ministry officials in Fe...
by Vick
07 Mar 2009 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3955
Views: 1449382

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/web/090225-F-8422H-216.jpg http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/web/090225-F-8422H-102.jpg U.S., India strengthen partnership Lt. Col. Casey Eaton explains the capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III to Indian air force wing commanders Anup Kumar Dutta, KV ...
by Vick
26 Feb 2009 06:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 505304

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The article is a little old but still worth putting up here:

Russia to cut defence budget 15 pct: deputy

Another reason to like $35 per barrel oil
by Vick
26 Feb 2009 05:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 154401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Aside from being a great pic of a F-15C in aggressor colors, notice the pic also shows how the engine intakes can swivel in the vertical plane. I believe this feature is in addition to it being able to vary the intake throat geometry. Also, notice that the aggressor is carrying an EL/M-8222 SPJ pod....
by Vick
21 Feb 2009 23:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 30832

Re: International Military Discussion

Gerard wrote:Welcome to McArmy!

Is that author complaining that the US soldiers are eating too well on the field? That's an odd thing to complain about.
by Vick
21 Feb 2009 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4495
Views: 758986

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Is it not possible to use the currently developed Kaveri engine in full for Lakshya and Nirbhay-building a variant based on the engine(with minimal modifications) and not the other way round? Surely even if Kaveri/Kabini is not used for LCA,it can re-applied for UAVs,missiles and might be a busines...
by Vick
21 Feb 2009 23:15
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 275122

Re: Aero India 2009

Kedar,
Wonderful pics. Some of the best aircraft pics I've seen, not just the best Tejas pics.
by Vick
18 Feb 2009 07:52
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 275122

Re: Aero India 2009

shiv wrote:I can see no Sanjay Simha pics in that gallery. Did you mean Vijay Simha Reddy's gallery?

You are absolutely right! It is Vijay Simha Reddy. Apologies to all concerned, especially Vijay.
by Vick
18 Feb 2009 06:56
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 275122

Re: Aero India 2009

Gents, it is time to post shots of info boards and brochures. Did anyone see the naval stuff on display by BEL? maz, I believe (correction: Vijay Simha Reddy's) AI09 gallery in BR has some good info board shots along with shots of the Akash system components. Too many pics of the flyers and not eno...
by Vick
18 Feb 2009 06:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 154401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Japan Unveils New Rocket
The H-2B is expected to be able to release an HTV weighing up to 16.5 tonnes into orbit as well as satellites with a combined weight of eight tonnes.
by Vick
15 Feb 2009 23:46
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 275122

Re: Aero India 2009

Discounting props, that's why I specifically said jets :) At an airshow where I saw the C-17 moving backwards, the announcer said it was the only jet that can do it. So, just wanted confirmation of that claim... In any case, here's a vid of the C-17 showing its STOL and reversing capabilities: http:...
by Vick
15 Feb 2009 22:58
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 275122

Re: Aero India 2009

Did they show the C-17 moving backwards under its own power? I believe it is the only jet that can move backwards.
by Vick
15 Feb 2009 09:17
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 22076

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Makes sense, but is this your info or interpretation of the pic? My interpretation. The difference between the Astra and this SR-SAM (Maitri) seems to be that the 4 lateral strakes are longer on the Maitri due to greater need for control during the boost phase in the low altitudes. Arun_S, are you ...
by Vick
15 Feb 2009 00:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 19225

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Nishant (Mk II)? will have CTOL capability and not the catapult launch and parachute recovery.

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by Vick
15 Feb 2009 00:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 22076

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Note that DRDO-MBDA Maitri missile will be a surface launched Astra

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by Vick
11 Feb 2009 06:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy and Industry: News and Discussions
Replies: 3933
Views: 448313

Re: PRC Economy News and Discussions-II

China aims for its own Silicon Valley Last month, the National Development and Reform Commission announced revised plans to transform Guangdong and neighboring Hong Kong and Macau into a “significant innovation center” by 2020. One hundred R&D labs will be set up over the next three years. By 2...
by Vick
06 Feb 2009 07:56
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown
Replies: 3894
Views: 320827

Re: Perspectives on the global economic meltdown

A disorderly untangling of the global economy is a major worry IMO. That is also IMO the biggest risk to India's growth story and India's long term potential. We already are starting to see the edges fray around India's neighborhood. India is pretty much the only island, nay continent, of stability...

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