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by VijayN
02 Feb 2016 08:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1674
Views: 283202

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Was this posted, a F-22 competitor that was in development since 1997!! **If already discussed, my apologies. But would love to hear from the members. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a229/1281276/ Added later: Some comments suggest this is SU-47 and another suggests this is a 15 year old st...
by VijayN
24 Jan 2016 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1674
Views: 283202

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Not sure if this was posted here, article on the Armata T 14 tank and Video, supposedly first time classified stuff being demo'd

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/news/a19087/russias-t-14-tank-with-touchscreen/

Forgot to add: For your pleasure Phillip :D
by VijayN
16 Jan 2016 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 315351

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

indranilroy wrote:That "H" applies to aircrafts designed and built by HAL.

But I agree with you, we should an abbreviated series.


My 2c - T-MII (Tejas - Made In India) if I may quote you.
by VijayN
06 Jun 2015 04:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Watch Thread-I
Replies: 815
Views: 96739

Re: China Watch Thread-I

Alright folks, time for some action. In the past many of you have narrated the possibility of a limited war, in a small window that may become available. Looks like it perhaps may not be a fantasy after all! http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/why-china-may-be-plotting-a-short-border-war-with-india-...
by VijayN
21 May 2015 06:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 452920

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014



Version 2 of Armata T 14 launched!! Happy viewing Philip.
by VijayN
30 Apr 2015 09:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 165187

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Not sure if this was posted.

India considering Scorpion light attack aircraft (A Textron (US) Company) - an IJT replacement?

http://www.freenewspos.com/en/latest-news-article/c/3734501/agreement-expected/us-defence-secretary-s-maiden-india-trip-to-focus-on-key-deals
by VijayN
02 Apr 2015 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 159458

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

I think pankajs is right when he refers to the "Building" local subs here. Hitesh - I think you are referring to the existing line of subs and then arriving on the 5 lines of subs (Correct but not right in terms of "Building"). I just put a rough list of the current inventory/und...
by VijayN
25 Dec 2014 07:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 165187

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Not replying to any specific post, however a few pointers to the production facilities and the plans alike: http://www.defensenews.com/article/20130121/DEFFEAT02/301210011/Indian-Jet-Maker-Declines-Int-8217-l-Help http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/a-few-small-production-pushes-for-lca-...
by VijayN
20 Dec 2014 07:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 261435

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The new mantra in Paki land (they haven't forgotten their roots :))

I am Brahma, I am Shiva and cycle will go on until I am Shunya!! Check this video

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=00a_1419011282

Excuse for the OT.
by VijayN
10 Dec 2014 03:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: How to Make Pakistan Pay For Terror Activities
Replies: 64
Views: 3683

Re: How to Make Pakistan Pay For Terror Activities

Looks like we should be starting a TV series "Thousand ways to eliminate Pigs" :) One point I did not see being made - is the unofficial cross border trade between India and pakis. The value of trade in this route is supposed to run into billions of $$, can we cut this off w/o affecting ou...
by VijayN
09 Dec 2014 10:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 177170

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Maritime surveillance goes hi-tech <SNIP> Would be real technological feat if the NC3I can be enhanced to detect subsurface vessels, provide ability to collect radar signatures of military ships, etc. Perhaps a chain of Sonars should be installed underwater just like the coastal radar network.
by VijayN
07 Dec 2014 01:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 177170

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The wall is high enough. I wouldn't underlay our ability to secure assets in any manner. CSL itself has been around forever so folks there do understand such matters. Let's focus on when the build out will be completed. :) OT - I am reminded of Mysuru (Mysore) city where the RMP - rare materials pl...
by VijayN
07 Dec 2014 00:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^^^^ Marten, the reality is that France would dearly love to deliver those ships to Russia, bank the cash, and forget about the contract. Unfortunately for France, life is not nearly so simple. France is a member of NATO and EU, which also include Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, am...
by VijayN
06 Dec 2014 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 385245

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

1. Recall all the diplomats from Bakistan. 2. Arrest all baki diplomats in Desh along with elements like baki hockey team currently in Bhuwneshwar to play the FIH tournament until pakistan hands over Dawood, Hafeez, Lakhvi, omar saeed and other assorted piglets!, baki actors/singers/dancers/etc in ...
by VijayN
02 Dec 2014 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 385245

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

any pak post/formation on the border that aids infiltration or conducts attacks in our soil should not exist after the event, period. use any and every long range weapon available to army short of SSMs. nothing else would deliver the message. I hope Doval Ji reads the anger and angst the Indian pub...
by VijayN
02 Dec 2014 02:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

We know the French def. min is here, and not surprisingly the Rafale deal can be considered closed in favor of them. Don't see this changing at all like many of us have been saying. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/rafale-jet-mrca-deal-jean-yves-le-drian-manohar-parrikar-dassault-aviation-hal/1/40...
by VijayN
27 Nov 2014 23:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 81040

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

I get your point, at the end of the day I think panda is experimenting how to integrate/innovate with all those RE'd or stolen technologies. One reason could be, they may not have been able to access 100% of any single technology. But, have to hand it to them. Chinese are more than anything else, sl...
by VijayN
27 Nov 2014 22:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 81040

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Reverse engineer is not what they would most likely do on the Su-35. Ah ah, looks like the Russians seem to think otherwise :wink: http://aviationweek.com/zhuhai-2014/russia-china-seem-close-agreeing-su-35-order To Russian analysts, it is perfectly obvious that China’s primary aim in seeking a batc...
by VijayN
27 Nov 2014 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 81040

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

India is a major Oil importing nation only after China and a major source of Forex Drain.....It would be good to build a 3 Months reserve and use situation like now when Oil Prices are low to build up reserves I guess that is where India is heading to: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-01/petro...
by VijayN
23 Nov 2014 08:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Why India needs to rethink the Rafale deal


Would this article be any different if India had chosen Eurofighter, SAAB or the the F series?

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/frances-rafale-fighters-au-courant-in-time-05991/ - A nice lengthy article for everyone's reading.
by VijayN
23 Nov 2014 08:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Vivek K wrote:Can India conduct an independent and sovereign procurement program


Can you elaborate? And while doing so, pls. suggest how India can achieve that with the current breed of suppliers in the mix (Reason - Choice of such supplier are limited).
by VijayN
23 Nov 2014 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 81040

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Thought this was apt to post here


China And Russia Team Up To Build World's Largest, Most Powerful Chopper

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/china-russia-team-up-to-build-worlds-largest-most-po-1661471905

With the new found love, more platforms to come I guess!!
by VijayN
21 Nov 2014 01:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I'm not sure why this discussion is even happening. The Rafales are going to come. Let's talk about something different. +100. We should be talking about how the french birds are going to be accommodated in the IAF harem, and everything else about them. I am happy to throw in a few bottles of frenc...
by VijayN
20 Nov 2014 07:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

^ I posted this article for the benefit of some of the folks who perhaps still see FA/18 having a chance at the MMRCA (Not withstanding, the deal is almost close to done). Boeing does not seem to have further orders on hand beyond 2017, what happened to the Super Hornet idea and the US Marine fieldi...
by VijayN
20 Nov 2014 07:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Hmm, very interesting piece of news :wink: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/boeing-says-frustrated-canada-move-extend-life-fighter-214401119--sector.html Canada said in September it would extend the life of its fighters to 2025 from the previous 2020 end-date. That could be bad news for Boeing, which is se...
by VijayN
18 Nov 2014 08:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 81040

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

[quote="tushar_m"]Chinese PLAAF Chengdu J-10 crashes in Sichuan province[quote]

Here is the video link of the crashed J-10

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dd7_1416198653
by VijayN
18 Nov 2014 04:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 165187

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

FWIW - An article on the costs of the F35

https://www.f35.com/about/fast-facts/cost

F-35A: $98 million
F-35B: $104 million
F-35C: $116 million

An F-35A purchased in 2018 and delivered in 2020 will be $85 million, which is the equivalent of $75 million in today’s dollars.
by VijayN
14 Nov 2014 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 724962

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

indranilroy wrote:But taking aim at those hinges :lol: . Why? There are much bigger and more vulnerable areas of a helicopter.


:oops: Agreed, it was a amateurish suggestion at my end. Idea was to only to ask, if this perhaps was a weak spot. I stand corrected gents (KaranM/Marten/Indranil).
by VijayN
14 Nov 2014 20:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 724962

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

I also read somewhere that the door opens sideways now. If you look closely you can see the hinges clearly. The close up pictures posted earlier, shows that even more clearly. Here is a closeup of the doors (Tarmak007), was curious though. Are the doors a bit old fashioned? Just visually comparing ...
by VijayN
13 Nov 2014 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 8219

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

My list for the our new RakshaMantri: Not necessarily in that order. 1. Clean up the system, bring transparency and speed in deals/processes. (Rest will fall in place) 2. Speed up the Infrastructure works along the China borders (Including the new ones announced) 3. A Comprehensive National security...
by VijayN
12 Nov 2014 00:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167504

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

will vietnam buy an aircraft which have GE engines !! Why not, the warming relations with the khans should be a good pointer. (US is busy selling to them too!!). They have many a american bird, albeit older ones still flying. The issue is, whether India will be allowed to export with an US engine a...
by VijayN
11 Nov 2014 08:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167504

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

2. Mk1s cannot be upgraded to Mk2s. You would see probably a Mk1.5s with the upgraded avionics, antennas. Thank you for bringing up this point and must say bang on - Would this not be a deal breaker for the IAF? Just asking. What advantage is it to be saddled with MK1.5s after the all the expected ...
by VijayN
11 Nov 2014 03:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167504

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

^^^ All good arguments, however let me share some additional thoughts: Supply chain I feel is not going to be affected, given we know the numbers are already committed (40+5 Sqds as you mentioned) and in a continuous timeline to boot. So, orders will be out for them - Would you agree? Skill - Now's ...
by VijayN
11 Nov 2014 02:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 167504

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Some noob questions I had, pls. feel free to direct me to the thread or links. Is there is a detailed comparison of LCA MK1 and LCA MK2? What is the cost involved for design changes, additional technologies, structural changes due to new engine, etc Reason I ask for the above - while many are asking...
by VijayN
06 Nov 2014 00:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 166442

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

I have been reading the MMRCA saga for a long long time, and continue to do so. Most of the arguments of who are against (and to some extend who are for) is generally on the premise that the French bird is way too expensive, or saying 126 Rafale = 300 LCA, etc or take the billions and put it other u...
by VijayN
04 Nov 2014 07:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 351210

Re: Military Multimedia Content

If you wanted to see how the Martin Baker ejection seat worked - Tandem seats in this case.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1f8_1415062730

My body is already aching!!
by VijayN
02 Nov 2014 08:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 119901

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

The F-35B in Hover - It does work people :D

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a9b_1414877724
by VijayN
30 Oct 2014 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Siachen News & Discussion
Replies: 2945
Views: 193092

Re: Siachen News & Discussion

Please take a moment to read this - For all the anti-nationals out there, when we have such dedicated/iron men defending the nation you will lose. And for the Track ek do theen..hazaar walas, what can I say!! #Respect and Salaam to the IA 16 Things You Should Know About India’s Soldiers Defending Si...
by VijayN
29 Oct 2014 01:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3890
Views: 554213

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

Noob question - Would anyone have some insight into how DRDO awards or picks private manufacturers for their products?

Thanks in advance.
by VijayN
26 Oct 2014 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 346150

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Not sure if this was missed, Embraer is offering a new medium transport aircraft KC 390. Since we already have a partnership going, perhaps something to consider! A good looking bird at that. http://news.yahoo.com/brazils-embraer-unveils-kc-390-military-transport-213757751.html;_ylt=AwrBJSCUOk1U_lkA...

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