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by NRao
01 Mar 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1336
Views: 149841

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Austin wrote:Video of Engels Airbase for Strategic Bombers ,Unfortunately not in English




Click on "CC" to enable closed captions and then click on settings (the gear) and select auto translate from Russian to English.
by NRao
28 Feb 2018 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018
Replies: 582
Views: 103975

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

It is very important for us to have ADA focus on AMCA and MK2 will be a huge distraction. Looks like they have two separate teams, one for the MK2 and another for the AMCA (which, if true, is really great). Two quick observations: * The AMCA effort is relocating to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (that per ...
by NRao
28 Feb 2018 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3375
Views: 394971

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Feb 28, 2018:: India Moves Forward With Purchase of 6 More Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopters ...... The six AH-64E Apache helicopter gunships are reportedly slated for delivery in 2020 after the completion of an initial order placed in 2015 for 22 AH-64Es and 15 CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters...
by NRao
28 Feb 2018 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

What Does Future Of USAF Battle Management Look Like? ORLANDO, Florida—The U.S. Air Force is redefining the way it executes a key mission, battle management command-and-control, in response to a growing threat from China. Central to that effort is developing a next-generation “advanced battle manag...
by NRao
27 Feb 2018 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 876
Views: 73988

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

brar_w wrote:LH9ekTIC8yY


Thanks!!

AI (my fav).

Third offset and Maven? Nice. Maven for DTTI? Seem like a good fit - for another thread.

BTW, the months it took to figure out the "bugs" in the F-35 code, is now down to a few seconds - for the same code set, with the same bugs.
by NRao
26 Feb 2018 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Weapons To Defenses, U.S. Military Spending On Hypersonics Grows There is no line item conveniently labeled “SR-72” on which to hang the Pentagon’s renewed interest in hypersonics, but a comb through its fiscal 2019 defense budget request shows an uptick in funding for high-speed weapons and a shif...
by NRao
26 Feb 2018 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

USAF Speeds Next-Gen Fighter Family, With Eye Toward China ORLANDO, Florida—U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, armed with the biggest infusion of cash for research and development the service has seen in years, is looking to pivot from the counterterrorism fight in the Middle East to preparin...
by NRao
26 Feb 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 52
Views: 4807

Re: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis

India cannot keep quite now.

Kept quite while the nuclear deal went through. Made limited noise in POK. This is unacceptable.
by NRao
26 Feb 2018 05:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330304

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Do not know if this is the right thread, but here goes ...........................

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by NRao
25 Feb 2018 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 876
Views: 73988

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Subscription. Industry Reinvesting In R&D After Dearth Of Spending R&D will be a major theme of the defense budget for FY19 that is expected to presented later today (in about 10 minutes). Of note, the USAF will be seeking more money for R&D in FY19 than it will for procurement. Next ge...
by NRao
25 Feb 2018 08:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330304

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

There is a hot section in a civilian and a military engine. The two divisions within the same company do not share that info. The civilians are not even allowed to visit the military side. And if and when they have to - for whatever reason - the convo has to be recorded on a formal form and submitte...
by NRao
25 Feb 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330304

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

With the cancellation of the SEF, the Parrikar era is officially over. The NS era has started - reset. And, the April 2nd week will provide us with which direction it is headed. Modi's last visit produced One small observation, if it has not already been posted here (apologies). AMCA HQ will be in C...
by NRao
24 Feb 2018 20:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330304

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

I meant further improvement on the F414-INS6 version. Of course GE can incorporate the changes/improvements to their main F414 product line as well. I will also add that the chances of previous post happening is very less. That is exactly what the JV via DTTI had in mind. Improve on the GE F414 INS...
by NRao
22 Feb 2018 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4220
Views: 676649

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

So is this a possibilty for AMCA, what would be the weight of the improved Kaveri K9, can 2 improved Kaveri with combined dry thrust of 146Kn, power an empty weight AMCA weighing about 8 tonnes with 3.5 tonnes of fuel and 1.6 tonnes for 4 aam's and 2 bombs in internal bay still supercruise? By when...
by NRao
22 Feb 2018 07:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1179
Views: 128267

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

British defence industry body downs shutters in India Feb 21, 2018. Even as New Delhi and London talk up the importance of their “strategic partnership” and exchange top-level political visits, the UK defence industry is thinning out from India. Business Standard learns that the UK defence industry...
by NRao
22 Feb 2018 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Any pointers on this satellite? spacex.com February 2018 PAZ Mission Mission Overview SpaceX is targeting a Falcon 9 launch of the PAZ satellite to lowEarth orbit on Wednesday, February 21 from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The instantaneous launch o...
by NRao
21 Feb 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3163
Views: 341892

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

The data sheet (posted above) reports that the F414 Enhanced Engine (F414 EE?)is a 116 kN thrust class. I doubt this is the same engine that was envisioned via the DTTI - which was a 110 kN thrust class. The EE is entirely GE effort. The DTTI was expected/supposed to be a "JV". For what it...
by NRao
20 Feb 2018 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA? When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket debuted this month, China’s aerospace community was mostly envious, noting that their equivalent rocket, the Long March 9, would not be ready for another decade. One story in state media observed th...
by NRao
20 Feb 2018 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

SpaceX to use a net boat called ‘Mr. Steven’ to recover next rocket fairing https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/dwa8opgv4aaa5r-jpg-large.jpeg?w=685&zoom=2 SpaceX is all about reducing the cost of launching things into space, and right now one of those costs it think it can elim...
by NRao
20 Feb 2018 18:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4220
Views: 676649

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Neela wrote:Saurav Jha ( read from bottom to top )



$1 billion a year, for about 5 years. Do not see an alternative to that.

All engine Labs are a failure until they produce a certified engine.
by NRao
20 Feb 2018 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3163
Views: 341892

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

AMCA looks more and more like a "Science Project" , Since the time it was called MCA there has been not much progress beyond CGI or Scale Model , Every AI we see some changes in AMCA model compared to previous AI model displayed but by and large the stastics remains the same since the fin...
by NRao
19 Feb 2018 14:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4220
Views: 676649

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I wonder if it is possible to build the Kaveri core with the materials that the M88 core uses. Will need knowhow of manufacturing parts with the materials, which is probably the risk. I very much doubt the French will divulge that. Even supply of material could be too much to ask for.
by NRao
19 Feb 2018 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186687

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Comedy break............................. Trump’s ‘nuclear football’ caused dust-up with Chinese officials A clash over President Trump’s “nuclear football” almost caused an international incident in November when a Chinese security official was tackled to the ground during a chaotic scene in Beijin...
by NRao
19 Feb 2018 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3560

Re: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

"Emergence" is the latest(?) area of interest in "swarm"s. Where individuals are rather dumb, but collectively they have immense intelligence, with some capacity to learn.

Envisioned, currently, to be implemented on the ground and perhaps in the ocean.
by NRao
18 Feb 2018 20:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tactics & military craft
Replies: 334
Views: 22958

Re: Tactics & military craft

this cyber attack would be most effective against the US network centric warfare concept, but not everyone has achieved much capability in that regard, not even other nato members if you are a highly networked force relying on multipliers, then even simple hacking could render you blind and unsuppl...
by NRao
17 Feb 2018 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292940

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft for the IAF: A Mirage or Reality?

By Gp Capt Joseph Noronha
Issue Vol. 32.4 Oct-Dec 2017 | Date : 14 Feb , 2018
by NRao
17 Feb 2018 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The Winners Of Trump’s Pentagon Budget—And A Few Losers http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2018/02/16/BUDOVERVIEW-Winners.jpg The Navy took advantage of the defense windfall to boost its aviation accounts, asking for 120 new aircraft this year alone. The seafaring ser...
by NRao
17 Feb 2018 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Somewhere here we had touched on embedded sensors. Watch this vid just to get a grasp around the techs and associated stats.

by NRao
17 Feb 2018 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186687

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^^^^ Interesting!! Two days back the US Amby stated on NPR that he had pretty much given an ultimate (my word) to the Chinese. He pretty much said the same thing in other words - that China needs to clean up her act. The kicker is that the Amby has been very close to both Xi and Trump, which is why...
by NRao
16 Feb 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

SpaceX is about to launch two of its space internet satellites — the first of nearly 12,000 Sending up these two test spacecraft — named Microsat-2a and Microsat-2b — is a big first step in SpaceX’s long-term plans to create satellite internet. The company wants to create a giant constellation of n...
by NRao
16 Feb 2018 10:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

As a place holder. NASA's Flagship Rocket Faces Yet Another Delay NASA is tentatively delaying the maiden voyage of its much ballyhooed Space Launch System (SLS) for the second time this year, saying it will not be ready for takeoff until perhaps 2020. The SLS has been in development since 2011. A h...
by NRao
16 Feb 2018 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34495

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

@FortuneTech 7 Dec 2017 Boeing CEO : We’re Going to Beat Elon Musk to Mars http://for.tn/2j3ZPXX Elon Musk‏Verified account @elonmusk Replying to @FortuneTech Do it 9:05 AM - 7 Dec 2017 Boeing CEO: We're Going to Beat Elon Musk to Mars By ARIC JENKINS December 7, 2017 Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg m...
by NRao
16 Feb 2018 04:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186687

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Following India's objections, many countries including the United States have come out openly against China's OBOR. NPR, for this entire week, has allocated about 30 minutes every day on OBOR. Wanted to point out that although the US is against it, most, if not all US companies are for it - these c...
by NRao
15 Feb 2018 19:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 517492

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I agree. A "classified" briefing *has to be* OKed by both the DoD and the SD. At the highest levels, I would say. That can happen only if a country requests it through the official channels, not a service or a vendor. So, I very much doubt that this 2010 IN-LM "briefing" is actua...
by NRao
15 Feb 2018 19:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 517492

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The navy has already got the classified briefing the air force is just thinking about. Where did you get that from? Does not say "classified" ........................... http://smartinvestor.business-standard.com/market/Marketnews-512835-Marketnewsdet-Capability_jump_IAF_looks_to_buy_fift...
by NRao
15 Feb 2018 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4220
Views: 676649

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

CFM is Civil only JV. So that's kinda obvious. To a few/most, it is obvious. Better to include it in posts. Very good posters have made two mistakes: they expect civilian and military segments in the same company to share techs (the default is they do not) and that the company will then share it wi...

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