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by Andrew DeCristofaro
02 Nov 2009 06:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 631484

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

yakhont or brahmos was never offered for mig-35,RUSSIANS initially though of offering KLUb[ 3m-14e land attack version] , but later offered 285km range kh-59mk2 being developed for pak-fa, KLUB varients of 3m14ae and 3m54ae1 are still on offer 3m54ae1 missile is offered instead of brahmos because i...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
27 Jul 2009 22:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24107

Re: Indian Military Aviation

till today mig29 has old N019 radar which can engage only one target with 2 r27 missiles,this radar doesn't has capability to fire r77 fire and forget missile. it will be 2-3 years from now when mig29 are fitted with zhuk me radar to use r77 missiles. Are you serious, boy? The Pukis themselves ackn...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
27 Jul 2009 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24107

Re: Indian Military Aviation

........Pushpinder Singh Chopra, in a June 2001 AW&ST issue, said HAL had prepared production plans for 350 RD-33 turbofans at its Koraput plant. Upon further examination it was revealed that between 1990 and 1998, that HAL indeed had produced 350 RD-33 turbofans at its Koraput plant. On 15 Jul...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
27 Jul 2009 18:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24107

Re: Indian Military Aviation

ridiculously OT post edited.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
27 Jul 2009 08:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

sid_ashar wrote:is there a reason why the next generation of our IACs would not be nuke propelled?

aren't nuke powered aircraft carriers wastage of money?

lets first build first conventionally powered AC.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
27 Jul 2009 08:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 778873

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

The indigenous content is said to be about 40% as per the interview of Vice Admiral A.K. Singh, which will go up to about 70% in the next two subs. Tech demonstrators don't have anechoic tiles on them. Besides I don't think India has $700 million to blow on just a tech demonstrator. well its first ...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
27 Jul 2009 07:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 778873

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

tauba tauba tauba so much secrecy no clear picture of submarine,even chinese don't have this much secrecy.

how long both russkies and americans took to operationalize their first nuke submarines?

this submarine is tech demonstrator and follow on submarines will have all required systems and sensors.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
27 Jul 2009 05:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

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by Andrew DeCristofaro
26 Jul 2009 09:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Drevin wrote:Dassault should do a 'Boeing' and make a version of Rafale with internal weapons bays. That'd be nice. :twisted:

you will see stealthy su30 before this happens with rafale
by Andrew DeCristofaro
26 Jul 2009 08:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

those countries already flying older hornet they can just upgrade their hornets with apg80 aesa radar and all other PGMs which super hornet able to carry so i will say aussies just wasted their money on superhornets although apg80 will have less radar range compared to apg79 but it is much superior ...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
26 Jul 2009 08:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Now my point is that are Air staff requirement so low that a SO CALLED OBSOLETE air craft can deliver it. Also with respect to RuAF not fielding it, Which other country is buying a 4.5 gen aircraft when the world is going gen next. Please don't not include TSP / Small and Third world countries / EU...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
26 Jul 2009 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Update on 2nd batch of Talwars: http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/snake65/dempfers1_big.jpg http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/snake65/11356_props1.jpg http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/snake65/11356_props2.jpg http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/snake65/11356_2ndhull.jpg http://i5...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
26 Jul 2009 08:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

guns are still needed despite short range SAMs. but if kashtan is not installed so it will be ak630. IN had rejected Tor a long time ago as i said before the model displayed in 2007 had Vl-shtil and Kashtan. As for CIWS Barak has very short minimum and can be used for point defense exclusively (exa...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
25 Jul 2009 08:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4158
Views: 778873

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Deleted.

If you want to know where each part of the ATV came from, please look it up yourself, instead of going 'I want to know this' and 'I want to know that', expecting everyone to spoonfeed you.

Trolling and inciting a flamewar will ensure another warning.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
25 Jul 2009 08:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

ramana wrote:Andrew, Looks like :(( :?:

well thats a 15 billion dollars fraud with people to win ELECTIONS and now people will pay back much higher than 15 billion.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
25 Jul 2009 06:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A scam to shame Bofors- CAG report reveals colossal waste of money on Gorshkov ... “The objective of induction of the ship... as an aircraft carrier in time to bridge the gap in Indian Navy capabilities has been defeated,” the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) has concluded. The auditors have w...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
25 Jul 2009 06:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

why CAG doesn't comment on ATV project ongoing for last several decades.

if CAG does it then this would bring many things for public to know about ATV and something which MoD or Navy will never tell to public. :idea:
by Andrew DeCristofaro
25 Jul 2009 03:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

kashtan CIWS is already operational and gorshkov will have 8 kashtans along with 192 short range ready to fire missiles onboard. Gorshkov will have 4 and VL shtil not 8 based on 2007 model, because IN wanted VLS SAM system (Barak) russians relented by agreeing to fit in VL Shtil for that purpose. I...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
25 Jul 2009 03:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

According to the CAG's estimates, the design and construction of a new aircraft indigenously would cost $1.145 billion and would take two years for design and development and eight years for construction. It would have a life of 40 years. On the other hand, refurbishment of Gorshkov is estimated to...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
24 Jul 2009 21:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

isn't it day dreaming f18e being cheaper than f16 and gripen. Well, Boeing said in can offer the F-18 as cheap as $ 50mill. That is in the same range as a block 52 Viper. Additionally, the variant offered to India has so far only seen the small UAE order. Compared to F-18, which is in serial produc...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
24 Jul 2009 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 42606

Re: How to join the Armed Forces? - Recruitment Thread

In a major embarrassment for the Army, local police in Rajasthan along with Military Intelligence, busted a gang running a racket to recruit candidates through money and not merit. The shocking scandal has hit Army just when youngsters were trying hard to become soldiers. Six Army officials in Rajas...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
24 Jul 2009 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

There was no other carrier available,barring the French Clemenceau,riddled with asbestos,etc There is the big enchilada available (always was),called Kitty Hawk. Unkil will be more than happy to sell it along with two squadrons of F18s, the entire Hakweye 2000, helis and other doo-dads, with the se...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
24 Jul 2009 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

MarcH wrote:Well, I think the biggest issue with the whole MMRCA circus is we don't know what the selection criteria are
Purchasing costs:
MiG-35<<SHornet/Gripen/F-16<<Rafale<<Typhoon

isn't it day dreaming f18e being cheaper than f16 and gripen.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
24 Jul 2009 04:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The MiG-29 dates back to the '70s too, so would it be fair to call the MiG-35 the final avatar of the ancient MiG-29? Yes. In fact Russia has ensured India that it will provide ToT for how to corrode fins. :mrgreen: And, of course, how not to provide timely spares too is part of the ToT. (Sorry, co...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
24 Jul 2009 04:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

BUT, for what it is worth, AN/APG-79 AESA has: Air-to-air, Air-to-ground, SAR imagery, Communications and electronic warfare. And, of course, has been in production since 2007!!! Does not this radar also have an "angled position"? From a pure AESA stand point I do not think it is even wor...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
23 Jul 2009 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 430500

Re: International Military Discussion

The "Bulava failure S " is a reflection on Russia slowly falling behind in technology - this is not a reflection on their brain power, but, more so on their engineering I think. I would like to wait till the PAK-FA is out this year to valid this theory, but I am fairly confident that it i...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
23 Jul 2009 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Sadly,the Cavour cannot operate the MIG-29Ks,only VSTOL aircraft like the Harriers and future JSFs,which seem to be the preferred aircraft for the Italians and Spanish.The RN will also use the STOVL version for their large carriers,if they survive the internal war going on in the British MOD and th...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
23 Jul 2009 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

and those who are saying f18/15e are bomb truck as if we talking WW2 era bombing when infinite number of bombs were dropped relentlessly. also don't forget if f18e has payload of 8 tons it doesn't means it carry 8 ton of bombs,there is limit of number of LGB/JDAM bombs carried by an aircraft like su...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
23 Jul 2009 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I hope that the F-15 can carry more ordinance than the Typhoon or Rafale! It is a larger aircraft! The Typhoon was never intended to be a bomb truck like the Super Hornet and the F-15 are. I was always surprised the US never fielded the F-15 for this competition. I know its a heavy class fighter bu...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
23 Jul 2009 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 913867

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

OT post deleted.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
23 Jul 2009 03:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24107

Re: Indian Military Aviation

if the issue was not solved then IAF would be rushing today for MICA missile or Derby missile (even with lower range) for arming its MKIs. but it is not. simplest explanation is usually right, that this problem is not such a problem as ddm is saying and there is a solution. also regarding audit, ch...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
23 Jul 2009 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

f15 has stable aerodynamic configuration. and if one has to opt among f15/18,rafale,typhoon for air force he will always select f15 over rafale typhoon and f18 f16 over f18. f15 is better than both rafale and typhoon in all aspects and also longer range on internal fuel. and if an air force has to s...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
22 Jul 2009 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 18991

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

SanjibGhosh wrote:Not sure why they are so happy .... I don't see any chance for f16/f18 ....

Boeing, Lockheed hail US-India defence deal

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/ar ... xNZnBYiPLg

let them hail ,its going to be a delta wing aircraft.
by Andrew DeCristofaro
22 Jul 2009 20:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 913867

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

what if there is bad whether and litening pod doesn't work and mki will need 20600 RTP to drop LGBs and even for SAR imagery at 120 km by 2060p pod would it be clear enough for differentiation of different objects. and would the SAR image taken from 120km be clear enough for standoff PGMs to be drop...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
22 Jul 2009 19:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 28714

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

the brand new Cavour came in at $2b iirc, a ship that will last 50 years for sure, with a dedicated carrier layout internally (big hangers). and with a ski jump it could presumably operate the Mig29K. they did a good one-two tag team on this one - floored us with a 100% price escalation. Can a AC c...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
22 Jul 2009 06:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 178493

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

The fact that we still haven't been able to complete a Kilo refit at Vizag should've been a suitable warning to the MOD/DRDO,who seem to think that if a committee passes it,it can be built. The INS Sindhudhwaj has been in refit in a dry dock for approximately the last 10 years, right next to the co...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
22 Jul 2009 06:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24107

Re: Indian Military Aviation

This is the problem of old CAG report recycled when it is out of date to make the media get something newsworthy and CAG people also dont admit that the free media ride is not always good in prasun k sengupta post a RVV AE missile has life of 8 years or 55 hours on aircraft and from 1996 to 2009 it...
by Andrew DeCristofaro
22 Jun 2009 21:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 760140

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

sunilUpa wrote:shiv aroor on barak 8

is israel going to transfer seeker tech??
by Andrew DeCristofaro
22 Jun 2009 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 24107

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Andrew, Seriously, nothing against the Russians, what have they inducted in the past 10 years? Any partnership with Russia will go nowhere. They lost their R&D edge when a drunk Russian President spent it all on booze. IMHO, they are facing the fruits of the lack of funding over the years. They...

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