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by NRao
26 Feb 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Long Distance Chinese Navy Deployment - Analysis
Replies: 25
Views: 1976

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: 3859
Views: 281651

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Do not know if this is the right thread, but here goes ........................... Feb 24, 2018 :: India’s Fighter Jet Procurement Saga Zooms Into Familiar Jumble Feb 24, 2018 :: Indian Air Force wants fighter jet deal worth Rs 1.25L cr to be fast-tracked ...... "The IAF wants the acquisition p...
by NRao
25 Feb 2018 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 826
Views: 63136

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: 3859
Views: 281651

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: 3859
Views: 281651

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: 3859
Views: 281651

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: 3868
Views: 605681

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: 747
Views: 79691

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 3026
Views: 298564

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 3868
Views: 605681

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: 3026
Views: 298564

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: 3868
Views: 605681

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: 717
Views: 83723

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: 3214

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: 299
Views: 17584

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: 1306
Views: 211767

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 717
Views: 83723

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 195
Views: 12747

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: 717
Views: 83723

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: 490555

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: 490555

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: 3868
Views: 605681

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...
by NRao
15 Feb 2018 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3868
Views: 605681

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Only for commercial engines.
by NRao
15 Feb 2018 09:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211767

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

From Business Standard. Full article's not up on Broadsword yet. Capability jump: IAF looks to buy fifth-generation F-35 fighter So, it looks like the US air chief's visit had marketing undertones, after all. :) It will be a govt to govt deal so he is quite justified in doing so. poor shooklaw, tru...
by NRao
15 Feb 2018 06:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211767

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

Defence sales at an all time high with India: Top US commander Feb 14, 2018. PTI reporting: "At the moment, India is considering a number of US systems for purchase, all of which USPACOM fully supports: the F-16 for Indiaâ€[TM]s large single-engine, multi-role fighter acquisition program; the ...
by NRao
15 Feb 2018 06:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1306
Views: 211767

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

I would wait till April , for any dust to settle. Meanwhile, another data point: At Lockheed Martin’s helm, Vivek Lall set to get India-US defence ties in full-fire mode Feb 13, 2018. Nothing new, outside of: It appears there is great interest by both Indian Air Force and Indian Navy for the world’s...
by NRao
14 Feb 2018 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 717
Views: 83723

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

Leave it to Adm Harris to act and talk about it. From a year ago: Army Maj. (now Lieutenant) Gen. Bryan Fenton on Friday became the first special operations officer to assume the job of deputy commander at U.S. Pacific Command on Oahu -- reflecting the growing role of forces such as Army Green Beret...
by NRao
14 Feb 2018 21:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 717
Views: 83723

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

https://www.voanews.com/a/countries-push-for-joint-naval-exercises-in-south-china-sea/4239171.html U.S. Navy Adm. Harry Harris, left, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and Australian Navy Vice Adm. David Johnston take part in a ceremony marking the start of Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial joint...
by NRao
13 Feb 2018 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3859
Views: 281651

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

ARINC 653 appears to be an OS No. It is a standard. Much like Java specs. So, ARINC = Aeronautical Radio, Incorporated ARINC 653 (Avionics Application Standard Software Interface) is a software specification for space and time partitioning in safety-critical avionics real-time operating systems (RT...
by NRao
13 Feb 2018 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3859
Views: 281651

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

they seem to have simply taken words from the same source as Wiki - which says the same in in different words. Yes, that is to be expected. HAL is only trying to make the RTOS more secure. From a functional point of view nothing changes (as far as I can tell from that release). It is just like any ...
by NRao
13 Feb 2018 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3859
Views: 281651

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

What were they using so far? From the Release: Currently, avionics systems in India are developed using commercial RTOS procured from foreign suppliers. The import of technology leads to high cost, provides very limited flexibility in incorporating new features and adaptation to new hardware platfo...

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