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by R Nathan
20 Apr 2016 14:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 716100

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Also is the engine uprated to 28 MW power ? or is it the gen 1 engine with 25 MW power? Apparently, the + Version (According to SP's Naval Forces): http://www.geaviation.com/marine/engines/military/lm2500plus/ Thanks. It confirms my own sources. Any idea about those blades ? I assume that we import...
by R Nathan
19 Apr 2016 19:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 716100

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Can anyone confirm if the blades for the GE LM2500 gas turbine engine built under license by HAL, is made in India ?

Also is the engine uprated to 28 MW power ? or is it the gen 1 engine with 25 MW power?
by R Nathan
20 Mar 2015 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3622
Views: 665426

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

^^^^ After operating , manufacturing and overhauling sukhois for more than decade , 50% availability !!! what they could not do for a decade , they will suddenly increase the availability by such a big margin( 75%) within a year ??? No matter how much you flog , soviet engines were not meant to beh...
by R Nathan
24 Sep 2010 15:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 983650

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Clicky - 23rd Sept 2010

Pakistan defence budget has been quietly hiked by an astonishing 25 per cent, from the budgeted figure of Rs442bn to over Rs550bn.



..at the same time India donate 20 + 5 million $ to TSP flood relief, Kerala donate 1 million $ to TSP flood relief. :rotfl:
by R Nathan
04 Sep 2010 16:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 943093

Re: Indian Military Aviation

shiv wrote:....If superpowerhood comes to any nation - people just say it. Until then all aspirations are pure bollocks.

:twisted: dont be so mean shiv, dim sum was just about to claim aspirational superpowerhood for ching.
by R Nathan
30 Aug 2010 12:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: New Trash Thread (5555) (DO NOT DELETE)
Replies: 103
Views: 15592

Re: Indian Military Aviation

If USA is to be relegated to a place comparable to the one held by UK now, its going to a take a LOT longer than 20 years! :lol: US Economy is 14.56 Trillion $ (As per current price). Even if it grows by 1.5%, it adds $ 210 Billion to its economy every year. It has no geography to loose and its popu...
by R Nathan
30 Aug 2010 12:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1137542

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

...Cant understand the Defence ministry trumpeting that pvt industry should take a more active role in defence , while when it comes to awarding contracts they are just baised in favour of govt entities. Defense Minister is a political appointee. Prime Minster is a political appointee and so is the...
by R Nathan
30 Aug 2010 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1137542

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

ShivaS wrote:I have always had this lingering doubt.
What is fair price for a weapons system?


Buying it cheaper than the enemy?
Priced lower than the competition?
Having sufficient offset?
Price to make it sanction proof ?

etc.....etc...
by R Nathan
27 Aug 2010 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 802052

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

....But this is exactly what CAG is Saying !! Other alternative is to call them " ...monkeys who can't find their own asses with their two hands..." (with apologies to vina :P )
by R Nathan
24 Aug 2010 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 802052

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

... there is clearly a difference between attaining each of the above mentioned in terms of time and money and nor have all the items mentioned above, matured industry wide. I agree. There is a difference between attaining each mentioned items in terms of time and money. No one has said otherwise. ...
by R Nathan
24 Aug 2010 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 802052

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

My Bad. I was thinking about ACTUALLY doing Research & Development for developing Active Armour.

"Partnership" that can help us buy Active Armour and integrating it with FMBT can be done in a reasonable time frame.
by R Nathan
24 Aug 2010 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 802052

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

Stealth, Laser cannon, super cruise, 155mm Gun are all technologies that has matured enough.

EVERYTHING in this world is possible with enough Time and Money.
by R Nathan
24 Aug 2010 16:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 943093

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I don't know - but if it is not mere assembly the left hand drive (LHD) story may be more esoteric. Perhaps there is something about loading bays or something else used by the IA or IAF that were all designed for LHD vehicles and the need to maintain that persists. Just a wild guess - I don't know....
by R Nathan
24 Aug 2010 15:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 943093

Re: Indian Military Aviation

80.5% of TATRA is owned by British NRI via Vectra Ltd. & consortium partners.

Tatra Vectra Motors Limited was established in June 1998 as a manufacturing base in India. Its is unlikely they would be putting together knock down kits when India is a major Automobile manufacturing center.
by R Nathan
24 Aug 2010 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 802052

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

chackojoseph wrote:^^^

You know, we really need to get to the bottom of that. I am surprised that BEL quotes higher than the French companies.


Why the surprise? BEL has no competetion...so why price anything down? What is the BEL share price now? INR 1727.05 :| must buy some.
by R Nathan
24 Aug 2010 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 802052

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

How did people overlook this Gem? Clicky ...DRDO chief and Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, Dr VK Saraswat, revealed...While the Arjun is a 60-tonne tank, the FMBT will be lighter… about 50 tonnes .......Amongst the capabilities being finalised for the GSQR are: active armour, which will ...
by R Nathan
21 Aug 2010 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 918267

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

One would assume that delay in procuring 155mm Guns with range of 40 Kms will result in more procurement of “Made in India” Pinaka with a range of 38-42 kms. Moreover Pinaka production is not by PSU but by L&T / Tata. Each Pinaka costs 2.3 crores. (pretty cheap?) Associated vehicles and missiles...
by R Nathan
27 Jun 2009 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5235
Views: 1097443

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

http://www.metal-pages.com/news/story/38262/ Low-rhenium and rhenium-free superalloys take wing on GE engines LONDON (Metal-Pages) 13-Mar-09. Aircraft engine manufacturer GE Aviation has succeeded in reducing the content of rare metal rhenium in nickel-based alloys used in its engine parts. The new ...
by R Nathan
24 Jun 2009 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3498
Views: 555094

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4693463.cms?TOI_mostread " High-ranking Pakistani officials were behind the killing of eleven French ship-building engineers in Karachi seven years ago, two French judges have ruled.....Until now al-Qaida had been blamed for the bomb attack on a bu...

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