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by Pogula
17 Nov 2011 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 841282

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^ some basic calc... forgot my projectile math learned in 11th grade :(( Didn't include the curve but treated the projectile path as a triangle... I don't blame you. :) I had to dust off my Engineering Dynamics book and read up a bit. Unfortunately, the book does not deal with self-propelled projec...
by Pogula
17 Nov 2011 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 841282

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Bulava missile took some where around 30 minutes or more to cover a range of 8000+ km. It reached an apogee of around 1000 km. I am still fixated on Range vs. Time here. Bulava took 30 minutes to cover 8000 Km with an apogee of 1000 Km as compared to our A4 that took 20 minutes to cover 3000 Km wit...
by Pogula
16 Nov 2011 12:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 841282

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

3000 Kms in 20 minutes!
Can any of the well-informed BRFites throw some light on the average delivery time for major missile systems (like Minuteman) around the world?
I am talking in terms of Range Vs. Time
by Pogula
16 Nov 2011 10:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 841282

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

An altitude of 880 Kms for a 3000 Km range? I can see a 5000 Km range by merely altering the launch. Chicom must be changing its diapers right now. By the way, I worked with a 3-axis Inertial Measurement System (basically the usual acc+mag+opt package) paired with a differential GPS unit to increase...
by Pogula
15 Nov 2011 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 88997

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

F-22 was capped because it was a failure. I don't care what people say about it's unknown and unverifiable state-of-the-art features. All I know is that a plane costing $350 Million a pop is never going to work in real wars where the USAF is facing even a half-decent enemy air force/defense. Also, i...
by Pogula
10 Nov 2011 04:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 88997

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

hnair wrote:As for JSF, I dont think the plane is designed to be any less maneuverable than the Shakeela-ish shape the recent blocks of F16 took on.


You made me spill my coffee Nair ji :rotfl:
by Pogula
09 Nov 2011 10:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 88997

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

What are you guys saying???
Birds don't crash the JSF... the JSF crashes birds! LOL.
by Pogula
09 Nov 2011 10:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

LOL, I was wondering how long it would take you to find that quote from the notorious F-35 hater Kopp to backup your story :rotfl: Now here's your challenge: find a reputable source that says the same thing. Karlo Kopp is as biased against the JSF program as you are for it. So, how is that bad? Kar...
by Pogula
08 Nov 2011 07:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

You can't compare its stealth characteristics with the PAKFA and J-20. But I don't except either of those to be in service for a 'long time' yet. It is amusing that you said that! The JSF has an expected IOC of 2018, but given the way the program had been managed over the past 5 years, I think a 20...
by Pogula
08 Nov 2011 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

GeorgeWelch, have some Kool Aid and relax. Your misplaced rants over F-18 or F-35 on a Rafale/EF thread will not make any difference out where it matters. Stop wasting your time and our time. 1. F-35 was not a competitor in the MMRCA tender, and hence it is LM's fault and not IAFs. 2. A buyer is not...
by Pogula
07 Nov 2011 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 625465

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Check this blog discussion out on Col. Ajai Shukla's blog (BROADSWORD) on his relentless crusade against the MMRCA and for the JSF program. http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8726844009873922462&postID=7468797475848058112 If you scroll down to Col. Shukla's response on "1 November 2011...
by Pogula
07 Nov 2011 02:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

It is amusing to see people pitching the F-35 for IAF while: 1. The IOC is slated for 2018, and FOC slated for around 2022 or later. 2. Unit cost, as of 2011, is estimated between $110 Million and $150 Million (push it to $200 Million by FOC). 3. It can carry only a tonne of payload internally (Comp...
by Pogula
05 Nov 2011 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

its a close match as you can see if every sinew is used and we'd still have 125 Bisons as the 2nd line of defence and to cover the TSP front somewhat. But, IAF is preparing for a 2.5 front war (Pak, China, Internal) and hence a close match with China leaves us short on the other front. If anything,...
by Pogula
05 Nov 2011 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

Pogula, the PAF has around 20 JF-17 not 60 at present and the uptime of the Mirage3 fleet is quite weak...but those are minor nits. what I find surprising is you have left out the huge number of Jag+Mig27 in our account. sure they are not a2a capable but can strike quite hard when deployed in enoug...
by Pogula
05 Nov 2011 22:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

Pogula, the PAF has around 20 JF-17 not 60 at present and the uptime of the Mirage3 fleet is quite weak...but those are minor nits. what I find surprising is you have left out the huge number of Jag+Mig27 in our account. sure they are not a2a capable but can strike quite hard when deployed in enoug...
by Pogula
05 Nov 2011 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

The numbers below are estimations and based on open source (online) information (edited with corrections from Rahul & Singha). I have ignored the 3rd Gen interceptors across all 3 airforces (including MiG 21 variants that will be phased out in the near future). But, I uploaded this to show some ...
by Pogula
05 Nov 2011 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

shiv wrote: :D And the nation would have done a Bofors on those who took the decision.


Hahaha... SO true :rotfl:
by Pogula
05 Nov 2011 19:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

Till date none of the posters who have argued against F-35 have ever refuted some plain facts 1) F-35 is more than a match for any of the Chinese fighters in inventory, excluding J-20. 2) F-35 is more than capable of handling most of the Chinese air defense systems. The same cannot be said of EFT o...
by Pogula
05 Nov 2011 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

It is a waste of time and forum space discussing the F35 in the MMRCA context. The same goes for "alternatives" to the MMRCA tender. The purchase will go through for sure and the country is well past the "Point Of No Return." And people who feel India is spending way too much on ...
by Pogula
04 Nov 2011 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

http://tribune.com.pk/story/287590/india-examines-rival-bids-for-huge-war-plane-deal/ According to this article, which was posted just 20 minutes ago, the bids have been opened and meeting concluded. The final winner will not be disclosed for a few more weeks, until the bids (especially TOT) are ex...
by Pogula
04 Nov 2011 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

Is it mentioned anywhere by the pentagon or any other party involved that this offer has anything to do with the MMRCA? According to an NDTV article, it did. "After losing out in the MMRCA race, the Americans openly expressed their displeasure and are now pitching their new F-35 Joint Strike F...
by Pogula
04 Nov 2011 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

Pratyush wrote:Its 5:30 PM by my watch.

No reports on any of the news channels


3 more minutes left, by my watch... And again, considering the meeting is at an MoD office, add another 20 minutes for sussu breaks before the press release... LOL
by Pogula
04 Nov 2011 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

You said none had been delivered, which is false. They are not operational because squadrons haven't been built-up and testing hasn't been completed, but they are functional right now. They could go into combat and shoot their guns and fire their missiles right now. Of course the USAF isn't ready t...
by Pogula
14 Aug 2011 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 460836

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

SH total: less than $3.2 billion M2K total: more than $3.3 billion not only would it be cheaper, the planes themselves would be 25 years newer and that doesn't even begin to look at the capabilities difference Forget hypothetical scenarios George, and focus on what is at hand now. SH is not part of...
by Pogula
14 Aug 2011 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4642
Views: 840454

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

AFAIK, electric motors are the most efficient option for locomotives right now. And, using a variation of Kaveri in a tweaked and controlled environment of electricity generation for the Railway Electrical Grid is far more practical and effective for Indian Railways, IMHO, as opposed to using them t...
by Pogula
04 Apr 2011 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 623477

Re: LCA News and Discussions

So my guess is that first comabt ready LCA Mark2 squadron will come into being in 2010. You mean 2020. By the way, that is not bad at all if only they stick to the time-line this time. I am more worried about them keeping up with the AMCA program in parallel with so little help from the private ind...
by Pogula
20 Mar 2011 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 136326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

@ RahulM... Thanks for that correction. Will remember that from here on 8) Any thoughts on what air superiority aspects against J20/Su30MK? very much a plausible aspect to consider for MMRCA. The J-20 is a huge bird. I really doubt its effectiveness in air-to-air combat with any of the MMRCA contend...
by Pogula
20 Mar 2011 09:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 136326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

pNUlc4Ek19s Looks like the French are desperate to find buyers for the Rafale. This video is a clear sign of 2 things... 1. France will sell anything to anyone with money (China surely has a lot of that) 2. France's alliance is not something you want to bet on in times of geo-political unrest (US m...
by Pogula
19 Mar 2011 00:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557842

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

The odd juxtaposition to this of course is that many of the Rakshaks either live or work in the United States or Canada and I assume make good and respectable livings there (myself included); yet each of them bad mouth the US every chance they get. Interesting to say the least. Living in America do...
by Pogula
18 Mar 2011 04:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557842

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

To buy from US is as good as selling the sovereignty of India. Those guys know how to squeeze and our dhoti-netas may lose everything. Congress and Christian Antony are hell bent to please USA..... God Save India [OT] Wow! As a fellow Indian Christian, I find that comment very offensive. Most India...
by Pogula
18 Mar 2011 00:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557842

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

[OT] Would you like a middle aged moderately good looking woman with a lot of make up and coming up with um good recos (but have to take it at face value) or a much younger good looking girl with a lot of potential and the willingness to learn ? :mrgreen: If you ask me i would rather go for the latt...
by Pogula
18 Mar 2011 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 422159

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

It is kinda annoying to see this continuous stream of negative comparisons between US and Indian defense industries and their capabilities. America is the birth place of flight... starting a century ago. We got our independence hardly 64 years ago. And now, they have a mere 15 to 20 years lead over ...
by Pogula
26 Feb 2011 15:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557842

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

@SidGupta You do have a point with the argument of unneeded redundancy of selecting a Gripen NG. But, 'A2A' role is for Su30MKIs anyway. So, maybe this means the Rafale or F/A-18SH will be selected for 'A2G' and 'Su30MKI-complement-in-A2A' roles. Given the engine choice for Tejas MK2, like I said be...
by Pogula
26 Feb 2011 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 557046

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

@ Pratyush

This time the FMBT will be stumped by an American tank, not Russian. Keep watching!
by Pogula
26 Feb 2011 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557842

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

I am a huge fan of the Eurofighter Typhoon, and also wanted the EJ200 (with possible thrust vectoring) to win the Tejas MK2 engine bid. But, the developments over the past one year strongly suggest an inclination of either IAF or MoD to get the Gripen NG as our MMRCA fighter. 1. The competition itse...
by Pogula
26 Feb 2011 12:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 557842

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

It is amusing to hear some people claim that sooner or later India will sign the CISMOA. Well, do not forget that the decision makers are in Delhi, and not Islamabad. In Delhi, the democratically elected government is vulnerable to a very aggressive opposition over matters pertaining to national sov...
by Pogula
26 Feb 2011 12:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 557046

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

why is our armed forces so stringent with local products when that is a non-issue for the imported equipment?? and even when they prove themselves they are short shrifted?? and why does IA support a tank which is obsolete by design and unsuited for indian climate support it when the russians themse...
by Pogula
26 Feb 2011 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 623477

Re: LCA News and Discussions

For those who ask, well, how does the Gripen C /D have no "issues" with a lesser powered engine while the LCA seems to have "issues". Well, that assumes that the SwAF requirements are the same as the IAF ASR ? It is highly probable that the IAF ASRs are much tougher than the Swe...
by Pogula
22 Jan 2011 22:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 942912

Re: LCA News and Discussions

the final budget includes the original 500 Cr. Rahul, I know the final amount includes the initial funds too, but as Rs. 500 crores only, and not re-evaluated to the actual market value of about Rs. 3,700 crores before adding it to the final "figure". The current "figure" being ...
by Pogula
22 Jan 2011 22:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 942912

Re: LCA News and Discussions

You mean ADA. 1. You should start with comparisons with other programs. 2. Funding a new program with peanuts, incomplete/evolving ASRs, and optimistic program managers means there will be escalation. Which a/c program doesn't have cost escalations? If you want to build a house, can you start with ...

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