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by Leo.Davidson
11 Feb 2015 08:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 638897

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The MTA is being designed and built at Severodvinsk along the lines of the INS Vikramaditya delivery.
by Leo.Davidson
11 Feb 2015 08:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

All this is speculative talk, not worth a paisa. Actually the Brahmos weighs 3 tonnes and the air launched version is 2.55 tonnes, that'e even more pitiful. Brahmos is not a brown water/littoral missile. The Brahmos-M will come like the LCA/Arjun, my grandkids will see it fly. The Brahmos may be abl...
by Leo.Davidson
11 Feb 2015 07:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 344821

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

http://idrw.org/archives/57591 Real stupid decision. The MTA is like the golden egg which when laid will turn out to be a rusted ball of iron. In terms of technology it will be as advanced as the IL-476. Instead INDIA needs to bail and sleep with Embraer. INDIA can create their own production line ...
by Leo.Davidson
11 Feb 2015 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3401
Views: 494142

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Russia claims it's in the early stages of developing an aircraft carrier that can hold 100 planes : The Russian carrier, if constructed, would be slightly larger than the US's current Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, which can carry around 90 aircraft. Ridiculous. What purpose does it serve? to have ...
by Leo.Davidson
11 Feb 2015 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

About the Mobile Missile Coastal Battery, the Brahmos will not work with each missile weighting over 2 tonnes. On the other hand, the NSM missile is a brown water (littoral warfare) missile. Lets be realistic and not try and stretch the Brahmos beyond its capabilities lest it becomes a jack of all, ...
by Leo.Davidson
04 Sep 2014 06:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 638897

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Yeah it is a joke, you know why. because it is a freak'n TAILLESS plane. Do you know how much shit went into developing the B-2 bomber, the software, etc. And HAL without any successful home designed & built high speed fighter jet and without significant hand-holding for other tasks, plans to de...
by Leo.Davidson
04 Sep 2014 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3401
Views: 494142

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Prithwiraj wrote:Breaking news--- France halts sell of Mistral to Russsia... BBC


If the price is right, we should be piloting it.!!!
by Leo.Davidson
04 Sep 2014 06:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

deejay wrote:Leo.Davidson welcome back. Looks like it is a short return. :D


Am not that smart, really don't know what that comment means...
by Leo.Davidson
04 Sep 2014 06:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3156
Views: 607515

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

None of the responses from hobbes or karan are relevant. In regards to hobbes response, the article does speak of interference, but does not admonish painting of the radome; Just look at the LCA, isn't it's radome painted. In regards to karan's response, the fact sheet is from an Indian lab and does...
by Leo.Davidson
03 Sep 2014 05:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 638897

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

NRao wrote:Abd the original MCA:

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This should be a joke, given that LCA is still on operational after how many decades?
by Leo.Davidson
03 Sep 2014 05:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

S70B will win the MRH competition on basis of lower cost. S92 military version H92/CH148 is likely to win the NMRH which is basically a troop carrier and long range ASW mission capable flying from IN destroyers. IN helo requirement in 2025 IN 3T class ASW helo requirement for 750 t asw corvettes:- ...
by Leo.Davidson
03 Sep 2014 05:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3156
Views: 607515

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

The black colour is because of the anti-erosion coating put on the fiberglass. Beyond this an outer coating of paint matching the aircraft colour can be used. However, this has to be done very carefully as the performance of the radar can degrade appreciably if the paint is too thick or if the appl...
by Leo.Davidson
22 Jul 2014 07:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212260

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Pumping all of the money on the LCA is baffling. I've always compared the LCA to an auto-rickshaw; useful, (the auto-rickshaw being) nifty, economical and you name it. But neither are a hero nor the solution. This LCA plane will not save our skin in war; we'll lose the war because of it. We need a t...
by Leo.Davidson
22 Jul 2014 06:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 344821

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I will be ROFL'ing when we hear that the IL-214 will be manufactured from knock-down kits at HAL (50+ years in the business and still can't get act together). It makes better sense to dump the UCA+HAL black hole and many more similar dumb ventures and get the private sector in. Get the foreign colla...
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 344821

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Getting a foreign company to build our transport aircraft in our country makes the most sense. It creates the knowledge base and labour force necessary for nurturing an aerospace company.
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 426
Views: 48801

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

That's not a beard, it's a stubble. Look it up.
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212260

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Or... Scrap the the Rafale and go for a twin engine LCA MkIII or MCA with only engines imported till we get the Kaveri online. I am serious. The LCA MkII with increased dimensions and thrust is pretty close to MMRCA standards. Add 01 engine, increase some body size and we can have ready a non steal...
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 22:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 748278

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The difference between MRLS and Prahaar, is that MRLS is a Rocket, while Prahaar is a Missile and various components like electronics &navigation, storage & transportation, etc clearly differentiate the two. I don't have the numbers at hand, but the Smerch and the Prahaar, will have similar ...
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 05:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

When did Dhruv come into the league of ASW submarines? Will they be carrying 1 or 2 dhotis/lungis with RPG's for AntiShip & Grenades for ASW mines. Dhruv is a 5 ton helicopter, while the other helicopters -S-70 & NH-90 are in the 10 ton leagues. If the NH-90 cannot carry an exocet, then the ...
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 05:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 870112

Re: Small Arms Thread

Shouldn't we be getting the best weapons for our soldiers. The AK-47 was only enigmatic in the hands of the freedom fighters (aka terrorists). Their time in the hands of the military is long gone. The AK-47 was and is, a cheap sheet metal made and cost effective shotgun effect automatic. What shotgu...
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 04:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 344821

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Glad the gov is finally waking up to the fact that PSUs shouldn't hold a monopoly over the defense sector, especially aerospace. I second your opinion. It's high time, someone stood up to these gluttons and said enough is enough. There is no accountability, no responsibility, no consequences, nothi...
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 04:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 748278

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

DRDO keeps calling all the heterogeneous rockets in development as INDIGENOUS. And they don't know how to derive a larger solid propellant rocket motor from the Pinaka, go figure. Clearly implies their indigenous claims are screw driver technology. MRLS is the most primate rocket technology one can ...
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1813
Views: 169231

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

The Mig-29SMT are basically built using 1980's Mig-29 excess airframes. Why don't we standardize from the Mig-29 into the Mig-35 OVT with AESA & OLP. The Mig-35 is by default the evolution of the Mig-29K, so the main improvement will be the airframe.
by Leo.Davidson
21 Jul 2014 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Coast Guard: News & Discussion
Replies: 426
Views: 48801

Re: Indian Coast Guard Discussion

International Maritime Organistaion commends Indian Coast Guard officer For bravery http://frontierindia.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Uttam-Adhikari-Mahavir-Singh.jpg A subordinate officer of the Indian coast guard, Uttam Adhikari Mahavir Singh has been commended by the International Maritime Org...
by Leo.Davidson
02 Feb 2014 23:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Incompetence is our greatest enemy. Is it time for us to have a Military Naval Safety thread? Another Navy warship runs aground, damaged An amphibious assault warship suffered damage after it ran aground off the Vishakhapatnam coast last week, bringing the Indian Navy’s worrying safety record under ...
by Leo.Davidson
12 Dec 2013 05:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104038

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

India wants Russian JV BrahMos missile warship deployment Russia is not interested in the Brahmos, will never be when they already have a missile with same characteristics and double the range. Although some the innards are Indian contributions; the specifications were Yakhont, so they already have...
by Leo.Davidson
05 Dec 2013 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 291342

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

yeah, why are the Indian warships carrying 76 mm cannons. All of the advanced navies have 105mm or 127mm cannons on their warships.
by Leo.Davidson
03 Dec 2013 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

no, they have not dragged feat. If you read the report, Drdo has contested and claimed that they are on track on development of AIP. That's right - they've claimed that they are on track. But delivery is not due until 7 years. So do they have a working prototype; full scale not lab scale. or is it ...
by Leo.Davidson
01 Dec 2013 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2276
Views: 442790

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Raman wrote:With all the measurements, specifications and drawings, the Chinese can probably mass-manufacture and export Rustum to Pakistan before we IOC it ... :D


Why will they copy our stuff, when they have access to all of the americano CAD drawings, etc.
by Leo.Davidson
01 Dec 2013 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3401
Views: 494142

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Can someone shed some light on how the wolf hunting works? You have two or more missiles racing divergently towards a target with dissimilar parameters in radio silence. And they will have only one midcourse update or information exchange with the mothership. What technology do they use for the mid...
by Leo.Davidson
01 Dec 2013 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 170392

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Aditya G wrote:Small IFV for COIN ops ... awesomeness 8)

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Want to fight the war like the french in WWII, dump all the bmps and buy these autorickshaws...
by Leo.Davidson
01 Dec 2013 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1518
Views: 104038

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

How much do the Aster15/30 and the MICA vls air defense systems cost? Why did INDIA not fit the Shtil-1 vls onboard this ship?
by Leo.Davidson
01 Dec 2013 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

suddenly France worried on DRDO AIP delivery eh and wants MESMA 2nd gen AIP fitted eh? After all these France is concerned that about the only 2 DRDO AIP Subs not ready and not about delays to the first 4 subs. Seems to me that DRDO AIP is near maturity and DCNS does not like it. I don't believe th...
by Leo.Davidson
01 Dec 2013 23:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

The race for AIP supremacy.Russia too has thrown its hat into the ring for the second line of subs ,with this report. http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/indian-navy/52554-russia-says-race-bag-mega-sub-deal.html Russian designers said the system will be ready by 2016 and may even be fitted on Russia...
by Leo.Davidson
30 Nov 2013 08:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3401
Views: 494142

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Can someone shed some light on how the wolf hunting works? You have two or more missiles racing divergently towards a target with dissimilar parameters in radio silence. And they will have only one midcourse update or information exchange with the mothership. What technology do they use for the midc...
by Leo.Davidson
30 Nov 2013 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

why the LW-08 ? even the shivalik doesn't carry this old 'un. The best I can think of is standardization and cost. The RAN-40L was supposed to be too expensive and was only procured for the Vikrant. I guess it makes more sense to spend $$$ on the essential multi function radars. The IN has standard...
by Leo.Davidson
27 Nov 2013 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3764
Views: 344821

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

India has placed firm orders for 10 of these beasts; We need atleast 20 of them just to service the Indo-China sector in battle.
by Leo.Davidson
27 Nov 2013 08:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 12 Oct 2013
Replies: 4029
Views: 175298

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

US-2 acquisition has been discussed for a while but this part irks me India has reportedly clarified that it is reviewing the Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies (SCOMET), thereby placing the Shinmaywa US-2i as a dual civilian-and-military item. India has accepted th...
by Leo.Davidson
27 Nov 2013 08:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 664464

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

it is not just expertise alone. say, i am to charge you heavy for a course in advanced computing.. and now i say, $x per semester. now, i say, the syllabus and curriculum will be prepared as we go, and as i deem fit based on your expertise and knowledge level. you get the idea? will you commit to m...

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