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by Henrik
12 Dec 2011 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

If the IAF goes for the rafale there will certainly be a strong incentive for the rafale as a new rafale naval fighter. I am not saying it would be Indian Navy decision for sure but it would certainly become the natural option in case of a rafale win. It is evident that indian officers and defense ...
by Henrik
11 Dec 2011 17:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

It's amusing to see arthuros crusade for the Rafale and anything french. He certainly likes to raise french stuff into the heavens and talk down and discredit everything else. But seriously, why would you want an AASM when you could get an SDB 1/2 with twice the range, more sensors, more functions a...
by Henrik
03 Dec 2011 00:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Indeed The mica IR seekers are fully integrated with rafale weapon system so they are used as an IRST. It is already the case with the rafale that are equiped with the IR sensor so they have 3 (!) Irst. The new rafale standard has temporarly lost its IR channel to keep an improved TV/laser one. The...
by Henrik
03 Dec 2011 00:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Still on the swiss saga waiting for the MMRCA decison Swiss authorities have opened an inquiry about the leaks of the technical evaluation. The opening of an inquiry signifies that those leaks are authentic. Bern investigating the disclosure of secret reports on the Gripen 02. December 2011 11:53 L...
by Henrik
16 Sep 2011 05:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

arthuro wrote:a lot of text

The Gripen NG is not suffering from "delays", it's actually progressing right on schedule. And that the C/D is "outdated"? That is just wrong. It might not be as new, but using the term "outdated" is a bit over the top.
by Henrik
15 Sep 2011 16:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

arthuro wrote:Again a new article about the rafale leading the Swiss competition versus the Typhoon and the gripen :

http://ing.dk/artikel/122131-fransk-kam ... -i-schweiz

I believe I need to point out that it was the Gripen C/D that was evaluated in the Swiss competition.
by Henrik
10 Sep 2011 00:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

I'm not going to argue with that, both the US and France are a bunch of hypocrites. Who do you think in your notion is India’s friend in Western World ? Also, I think India is not looking to boost friendship with anybody via MMRCA deal. India is looking for a vendor to supply 4 th Gen fighters whic...
by Henrik
09 Sep 2011 01:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

That is American friendship in short. They use you when needed and ditch you when it suits them. During Iraq-Iran war, they supported Saddam Hussein against the Iraqis. In the Gulf Wars, they fought him. Similarly, with India, in 1962, USA supported India against China.. But in 1971, it is well kno...
by Henrik
08 Sep 2011 20:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

The French have principles. THe American wh0re sells out to whoever she likes (sexy Pakistan and handsome Iraq) only to turn back & stab them!! Sorry but here you are completely wrong sir. The whole point is that the French have no principles what so ever, the only language they understand besi...
by Henrik
16 Aug 2011 17:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Who said it's rosy for France? It is just in a far more confortable situation than US or UK. S&P clearly confirms it. That's a fact. US will have to make huge cuts in military spendings while France will not (already done years ago). Cuts to come in France are nothing compare to what happened i...
by Henrik
30 Jul 2011 13:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
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Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

GSAT12 Final orbit as seen from above N Pole and from a point nearly above equator. There are two objects .. GSAT12 in a larger circular orbit and the last stage of PSLV17 which took it to its 17 deg inclined elliptical orbit of 284Kms X 21000Kms. The last stage continues to revolve around that orb...
by Henrik
14 Jul 2011 01:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

We have seen Spain feel the pains of a down economy, now: Debt crisis threatens Italy, one of euro zone’s biggest economies How will this, if it does, impact the Indian MMRCA decision. That in turn will affect France with over €472bn in exposure to Italy, or about three times the French exposure to...
by Henrik
06 Jun 2011 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

to play in big league we need expanded budgets, national focus and comprehensive testing facilities thats for sure. we are still not quite there in a proven heavy launcher for 5-10t into MEO 500-700km which is the range of a truly heavy IMINT satellite like KH12 (lots of fuel for long life and orbi...
by Henrik
02 Jun 2011 19:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

The US dedicated EW aircrafts (Growlers) were not available in the early hours of the conflict. Without them other legacy aircrafts are at risks. Spectra allowed the rafale to perform early strikes with sufficient survivability without the need of specialized aircrafts. It is worths to note that th...
by Henrik
01 Jun 2011 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Rafale in Combat: “War for Dummies” (Source: defense-aerospace.com; posted May 31, 2011) But the French used cruise missiles as well and most of all cruise missiles launched targeted the area around Tripoli and not Benghazi where Rafale began its strikes. They are trying to make it sound like the A...
by Henrik
27 May 2011 15:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Henrik sir, I was looking for the parameters involved and what were the challenges faced in searching for a helicopter sized target in a mountainous terrain. I would be obliged if you could point me to sources which talk about these challenges or list them. SSSalvi summed it up pretty well. As I un...
by Henrik
26 May 2011 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

The article makes no sense whatsoever. There are an many many parameters involved when it comes to satellite imagery and interpreting the results.
by Henrik
26 May 2011 21:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Henrik, It was reported in DSI about a year ago when rafale and SH block 2 practised against each other over the mediterannean sea. CAS exercises were also performed by SH in france to train french J-Tac prior to their afghan deployement. These exercises were held as the French aeronavale was comme...
by Henrik
26 May 2011 19:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

arthuro:

two questions:

* From what non-French sources can I read that spectra was able to "lock onto" APG-79?

* What is stopping the EF from using HARM/ALARM to execute SEAD? When integrated of course.
by Henrik
24 May 2011 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

In the picture it says "2000 litre fuel tank". At least they seem to have thought about it.
by Henrik
24 May 2011 21:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

I never heard about Sdb II on the Typhoon or even interest from some partners. I can't see your picture but I can guarantee that the only drop tank operational with the Typhoon is 1000L and there is no plan of integrating bigger. http://img7.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-24354/loc185/060744391_Weapo...
by Henrik
24 May 2011 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Any interest in integrating the SDB II on EF?
by Henrik
24 May 2011 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Negative the Typhoon doesn't have 2000L drop tank, only 1000L. You can't pack triple or even double LGB wepond hard point due to proximity between other external weapons. Droptanks: I was thinking about this picture: http://img7.imagevenue.com/aAfkjfp01fo1i-24354/loc185/060744391_WeaponFoldOut_122_...
by Henrik
24 May 2011 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

when I meant CAS I meant a config with 6 GBU12 or 6 GBU49 or 6 AASM which are the prefered weapons used in Afghanistan and Lybia for that role although the brimstone is nice to have in some circumstances. With this config there is no more external pylons left for drop tanks on the Typhoon. So the d...
by Henrik
23 May 2011 22:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
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Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Sigh. Here goes. a) Rafale DOES have an IRST - google for OSF please. This should start you off - http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/06/18/214754/radar-and-optronics-will-define-future-rafale.html . Note that they wouldn't remove an IR channel without having an equally effective alternative....
by Henrik
23 May 2011 14:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
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Views: 579058

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

GSAT 8 .. first elliptical orbit ( Transfer Orbit ) as seen from a point above North pole. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/690/gastorbit.png/ OR here Nearest dist from Earth Surface : 245 Kms ( approx ) Farthest dist from Earth Surface : 35800Kms ( approx ) Orbit inclination with Equator : 2.5...
by Henrik
19 May 2011 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473449

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

the conditions of the exercice are, on paper, custom-made for the Typhoons , they plan within visual range fights , 1 vs 1, under 20,000 ft and at 350 knots. But is that really true? I thought Typhoon was designed more for high-altitude and higher speeds while the Rafale likes thicker air better th...
by Henrik
29 Apr 2011 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
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Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I think Bae/Bofors is doing the right thing, this whole procurement is just a big mess. Their product is recognized by many as the best , but if the MoD won't let them win no matter what it's just a big waste of time and money.
by Henrik
21 Apr 2011 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 138112

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

I have taken the liberty to convert NOK to USD for comparison. Though I have no time for Gripen salesmen who have become BR members like Hendrik and others. ^^ Norway parliment is looking to go over the cost of JSF purchse again since it has become apparent that the cost stated by the Minister of d...
by Henrik
09 Apr 2011 19:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 73003

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

SaiK wrote:nice spot on gripen for refuel-er probe. What is it doing in libya btw?

Participating in Operation Unified Protector together with 7 other Gripens, one C-130 tanker and one SIGINT aircraft.
by Henrik
09 Apr 2011 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 73003

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/ImageVault/Images/id_18598/scope_0/ImageVaultHandler.aspx?~18598~Lufttankning%20som%20genomf%C3%B6rdes%20under%20flygningen%20p%C3%A5%20fredagen%20den%208%20april. Signatory at MP.net: "JAS 39C 'TIGER 37' refuel from SwAF C-130 'MIGHTY 65' for a recon mission near ...
by Henrik
06 Apr 2011 21:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 138112

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Not really. If sufficient air superiority is achieved, nuclear delivery through fighter a/cs could be very effectively used. If someone fires an IRBM, the other nation would know that it is facing a nuclear strike. No one fits conventional payloads on IRBM. But say if a bunch of Su-30s seem to be g...
by Henrik
06 Apr 2011 20:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 138112

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

I wonder if manned nuclear strike platform Mirage2000N and ASMP missile had some special EMP hardening on its electronics side? not sure if manned toss bomb delivery is viewed by IAF as a realistic role anymore....or they just need a shooter for a future nuke tipped ALCM? Isn't air delivered nuclea...
by Henrik
02 Apr 2011 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 73003

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

The first 3 Gripens together with 4 C-130s (one tanker and three transport) have arrived in Sardinia, the other 5 Gripens will arrive Sunday morning local time together with a SIGINT aircraft.
by Henrik
02 Apr 2011 21:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 138112

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Can anyone here offer any insight as to whether or not the Gripen could one day be made to fly with a Kaveri engine, brought up to speed by SNECMA? If the Tejas, Gripen and MCA could share a common engine, then there would be obvious operating advantages. Does anyone (Henrik?) know how would the Sw...
by Henrik
24 Mar 2011 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 138112

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Excuses as mentioned below and many more floating in Swedish media Excuses? You clearly have no clue about what you are talking about. Sweden isn't hesitating because they don't have confidence in the aircrafts! They are hesitating because of unclear leadership on the Libyan operation. Nobody reall...
by Henrik
23 Mar 2011 01:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 138112

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Not a bad idea to scrap MMRCA. Why spend $10.5 on anything like Gripen, which fears toenter battle field and comes up with innovative excuses to avoid battle fields. Like what "excuses"? please examplify! Instead spend that half that money in fast tracking Tejas MK-II and half of that in ...
by Henrik
21 Mar 2011 22:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 73003

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

Interesting to hear Medvedev and Putin are "disagreing". Medvedevs statement was a real bitch-slap in Putins face. I'm sure it's something he's not used to.
by Henrik
21 Mar 2011 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Libyan War
Replies: 586
Views: 73003

Re: LIBYA : No fly zone/air war thread

Norway is sending 6 x F-16 and 400 support people shortly. UAE is expected to send some shiny new F-16 shortly. denmark has already sent help. Sweden is the only one left out.... meantime, explanation of day2 ops http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/operation-odyssey-dawn-explained-day-2/ Yeah. ...

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