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by NRao
20 Apr 2021 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Chinese Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Fiscal Year 2022 Priorities and Posture of the United States Space Command Beijing actively seeks space superiority through space and space attack systems. One notable object is the Shijian-17, a Chinese satellite with a robotic arm. Space-based robotic arm technology could be used in a future syst...
by NRao
20 Apr 2021 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Maiden flight of first EMD Red Hawk jet slated for September 2021

The US Air Force (USAF) has slated September 2021 for the maiden flight of the first of five engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk...

by NRao
20 Apr 2021 04:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Japan-Based USAF F-16s Flew South China Sea Mission Fully Loaded With Live Air-To-Air Missiles https://www.thedrive.com/content-b/message-editor%2F1618858331379-f-16cm35thfw.jpg?quality=60 F-16CM serial number 91-0357, which is marked up as the flagship of the 35th Fighter Wing. Once in the South C...
by NRao
19 Apr 2021 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Was not sure what to make out of this news item: Five Hapag-Lloyd container ships to be converted to US registry at Port Canavaral Port Canaveral, FL – The Hapag-Lloyd container ship Al Bahia arrived at Port Canaveral yesterday to begin the required conversion process to reflag the vessel in the Uni...
by NRao
17 Apr 2021 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Reserve Airman makes history with innovative Project FoX/F-35 development https://media.defense.gov/2021/Apr/16/2002622134/780/780/0/210415-F-PO994-0001.JPG The Fighter Optimization eXperiment (FoX) is a project that seeks to rapidly integrate advanced software and hardware technologies to maximize...
by NRao
17 Apr 2021 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

A B-1B Bomber Suffered Significant Engine Damage While Deployed To Norway Sources had previously told The War Zone that the incident occurred when a tablet computer was ingested in one of the engines, which caused substantial damage, necessitating the replacement of both engines on one side of the ...
by NRao
15 Apr 2021 20:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5414
Views: 946563

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Schisms between Biden's inner circle & the military, with the Pentagon caught in the middle. Very predictable. Biden had opposed Obama's surge. And, given Gen Mark Milley's opposition (he declined to endorse Trump's withdrawal plans in Nov, 2020), this was bound to happen. Lloyd Austin (SECDEF)...
by NRao
15 Apr 2021 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 1065
Views: 169300

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a4/SaintThomasChristian%27sDivisionsHistoryFinal-en.svg/1200px-SaintThomasChristian%27sDivisionsHistoryFinal-en.svg.png Castes? Not aware that Jesus Christ prescribed or encouraged castes. That preceded by the longest feud: Sunnis/Shias, in hum...
by NRao
15 Apr 2021 08:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5414
Views: 946563

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

I rarely post here.

I think this is a very important vid:



Admins, do the needful.
by NRao
14 Apr 2021 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2089
Views: 446643

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

This is the first time I am seeing this Beta eVTOL. The full scale test article has not made the flight flight till date. Yet UPS has purchased it and it is expected that UPS will have 150 of these. A cursory examination of the UPS fleet mix shows no helos or short haul aircraft. So I must wonder w...
by NRao
14 Apr 2021 07:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2089
Views: 446643

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

A minute+, interesting vid:

by NRao
14 Apr 2021 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

US Army building up force in Europe with two new units WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army is sending two new units to Europe — a Multidomain Task Force and a Theater Fires Command — in a much anticipated move The two formations, making up about 500 soldiers, will arrive “in the coming months,” according to...
by NRao
14 Apr 2021 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

US Army approves plan to acquire future attack reconnaissance aircraft WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army’s Requirements Oversight Council has approved the acquisition plan to develop and field a new future attack reconnaissance aircraft , a service spokesman confirmed to Defense News. The council met Apri...
by NRao
11 Apr 2021 13:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5414
Views: 946563

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Meanwhile we see Washington blessing righteous color revolutions in Myanmar, engaging in renewed confrontation with Russia in Ukraine, and fawning abjectly over the Iranians. All the while claiming to be "tough on China". Business as usual, folks. If I was a betting man, I'd say that a ne...
by NRao
11 Apr 2021 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5414
Views: 946563

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Hacking and snooping is going on for a long time: https://www.theweek.in/news/world/2020/02/12/cia-snooped-on-india-pak-via-firm-that-sold-encrypted-communication-devices.html?fromNewsdog=1 CIA snooped on India, Pak via firm that sold encrypted communication devices: Report CIA and West German inte...
by NRao
11 Apr 2021 12:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5414
Views: 946563

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Beyond that, Senior Executive Service are also civil service, but they have tow the administration's policy or get fired because they aren't protected by OPM rules Actually, that reminds me. The OPM was hacked last year by the Chinese. .............. They hacked it long back (2013). Finger prints, ...
by NRao
11 Apr 2021 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2089
Views: 446643

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The revolution in satellite technology means there are swarms of spacecraft no bigger than a loaf of bread in orbit https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/6S5OB5UTKII6XKW4V54HAGRQZI.jpg&w=916 The Superdove mini-s...
by NRao
07 Apr 2021 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Here is one example of what I posted above: AFWERX Invests in Nap of the Earth Flight with Vy 400 VTOL By Kelsey Reichmann | April 6, 2021 https://www.aviationtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/screen-shot-2021-04-06-at-11-01-08-am-1024x794.png AFWERX is working with Transcend Air through a new co...
by NRao
07 Apr 2021 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Bouncing mine's were Anti personal weapons. The networking and Anti tank application is a new concept. M93 Hornet In fact, the intro picture in the theDrive article is the Hornet attacking a tank. It will be interesting to see if khan can make it work. A lot to unpack here * "khan" - here...
by NRao
07 Apr 2021 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2089
Views: 446643

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^^^ Israel had very similar "interesting design", the "Shavit" and then the "Eitam" (below): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/75/RSAF_Gulfstream_IAI_G550_CAEW_%28Conformal_Airborne_Early_Warning%29.jpg/1280px-RSAF_Gulfstream_IAI_G550_CAEW_%28Conf...
by NRao
07 Apr 2021 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

I think this is an old toy that someone wants to revive, "networked" is new:

The Army Wants Networked Mines That Leap Up To Attack The Tops Of Tanks
by NRao
06 Apr 2021 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 337
Views: 78551

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

https://mobile.twitter.com/jmsdf_pao_en ... 0271907843. ----> 5~7 APR, the JMSDF conducts exercise, La Pérouse 21, with the Australian Navy, the French Navy, the Indian Navy, and the U.S. Navy in the Bay of Bengal to realize Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
#FreeandOpenIndoPacific
by NRao
06 Apr 2021 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

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Just for kicks. 8 mins of silliness, but fun

by NRao
06 Apr 2021 10:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 4008
Views: 804243

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

Found this *simple vid* to be very informative:

by NRao
06 Apr 2021 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Leaders discuss digital engineering, acquisition, ABMS, more By K. Houston Waters , 66th Air Base Group Public Affairs / Published March 30, 2021 HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) -- Air Force and industry leaders came together to discuss digital engineering and acquisition, the Advanced Battle ...
by NRao
05 Apr 2021 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

53rd Wing brings cruise missile tests to climatic lab https://media.defense.gov/2021/Mar/31/2002613536/780/780/0/210305-F-XG347-1004.JPG An Air Launched Cruise Missile sits on a test stand in the McKinley Climatic Lab, Eglin AFB, Fla. The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron conducted four functional ...
by NRao
04 Apr 2021 20:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2089
Views: 446643

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The New "Oron" Lands in Israel Today (Sunday), the 122nd ("Nachson") Squadron received its new aircraft - the "Oron", which will grant the IAF unprecedented intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. The advanced aircraft was formally introduced in a ...
by NRao
04 Apr 2021 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 96
Views: 23753

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

A very close friend of mine is intimately involved in this film. He pointed me to:

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

English:


Am told they have the same movie in English. Hindi, and Tamil

Coming out in summer
by NRao
03 Apr 2021 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2363
Views: 434540

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Biden Taps Current, Former Defense Officials to Oversee Acquisition, Budget, Intel at Pentagon Roper V2 The Pentagon moved a step closer to getting more of its leadership in place as the White House said President Joe Biden would nominate officials to oversee the budget, acquisition and intelligenc...
by NRao
02 Apr 2021 00:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2089
Views: 446643

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Canadian AF: Airbus A330 MRTT qualified, Boeing KC-46 did not

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