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by member_20453
23 May 2016 16:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 309178

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Thank heavens for the beautiful flight, hope Raha sahab sees the true value of this bird. Ideally, 2 sqds of LCA MK-1 trainers for IAF and 1 SQD for IN can be ordered right away as LIFT last stage trainers for the IAF and IN (60 LIFT aircraft in total). This will allow our pilots to attain higher le...
by member_20453
23 May 2016 15:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863365

Re: Small Arms Thread

MSMC looks pretty bad ass when kitted out with the sight, which sight is that, its not a Mepro MOR
by member_20453
02 May 2016 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 936
Views: 157217

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

I have posted my pov in the IN thread about way forward for P75I my proposal: - retain Arihant hull - delete 2 of the 4 tubes - delete the reactor and steam plant - license and TOT the soryu diesel engine + next gen Li-ion battery pack + DRDO AIP to recharge that - keep everything else same rest of...
by member_20453
29 Apr 2016 14:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I highly doubt the Rafale being used for Nuke strike roles for the IAF, not sure if IAF will continue to be in the business of nuke weapons with SFC strictly taking over the role. I believe the 1st 36 will be used for day to day pounding needs as a workhorse (atleast I hope, if we buy the Rafale we ...
by member_20453
28 Apr 2016 12:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 777510

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Picture of DRDO Glide Bomb from MOD Annual Report 2016 (sorry for the delayed post) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ChDgsaYWIAAtt8D.jpg Hope to see 125kg, 250kg and 450kg versions as well. For 125kg and 250kg version, multi-carriage racks would be the way to go. Imagine if a LCA could carry 8 to 12 of ...
by member_20453
27 Apr 2016 12:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526711

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

With the Spice 250, I think the MKI should also be able to deploy at least 24 such weapons, gives new meaning to high volume precision strike in the IAF.
by member_20453
19 Apr 2016 22:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

That Parikrama guy is quoting Parsoon Sengoopta in the def.pk thread. Enough said. :lol: "Mirage 2000 upgrade is berry expensive because india got special new engine upgrades" :lol: :lol: :rotfl: very true, lots of those guys like Parikrama, Gessler etc. quote Chorgupta quite often, hence...
by member_20453
19 Apr 2016 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

DAC approval happening on papers exchanged possibly on April 21 followed by visits for formal signing..

Source: http://defence.pk/threads/dassault-rafa ... z46H68XBFe

Cross posting Parikrama.
by member_20453
19 Apr 2016 16:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Karan M wrote:I never figured out what drives Indians to post on TSP fora as regulars (all the while kissing as$ to avoid being banned) and what kind of special, mega, idiot would if he was working in GOI still would go to PDF and yack yack about Indian acquisitions.


hahah :rotfl: quite true.
by member_20453
14 Apr 2016 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

How is the Mig-35 not an old hag with an overdose of make up?
by member_20453
14 Apr 2016 11:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

We lost a 21 SF officer yesterday in Manipur ( Chindits blog :cry: :cry: : Maj Deswal .. 21 SF was leading an op in 59 Bde AOR .... Contact with terrorists wherein 01 killed and one suspected killed in action ... He sustained 02 gun shot wounds in stomach and right thigh.. And succumbed to his inju...
by member_20453
04 Apr 2016 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4729
Views: 371155

Re: Deterrence

There is only one way to send a msg to the Pakis, we need to resume nuke testing. WTF is up with the moratorium on testing. I say we light up pokhran again with a few Themo nuke tests. Let's see who will do what. I for one don't think any one inlcuding the US has the balls to say shit. There are far...
by member_20453
11 Mar 2016 13:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863365

Re: Small Arms Thread

It's been in service for a very long time even in the Army. Here's a picture of Gen. V.K.Singh holding up an INSAS with this sight back in 2011. http://i.imgur.com/bqn4WVr.jpg [/quote] True, but it's not standard across the board, as of now only Ghatak Units, NSG seem to have it. It's a worthy candi...
by member_20453
04 Mar 2016 18:25
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863365

Re: Small Arms Thread

Some initial batches of the MX-4 has quality issues and were quickly resolved after Berretta was alerted to the issue, subsequent batches have been of excellent quality and the guns work brilliantly. I had fired the CX-4 and MP-5 civilian variants in the US couple of years back and the Berretta is c...
by member_20453
01 Mar 2016 14:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 863365

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12745460_1095675323829250_3614825599517724054_n.jpg?oh=c0eb4908b4d671365ae10bd946a7ad12&oe=57688A2E http://www.zeiss.com/sports-optics/en_de/hunting/riflescopes/reflex-sights/victory-z-point-reflex-sight.html Lovely little Zeiss sight, IMO thi...
by member_20453
24 Feb 2016 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 526711

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9 , 2014

Re-engine'ing of Jaguars is imperative now. Should be done asap indeed, can someone reach out to S.Jha to check on the status of this? With Israeli AESA, new engine the Jag will be an entirely different animal. Also this puppy deploys weapons like the CBU-105 SFW i.e cans of cluster ***k :) the Jag...
by member_20453
23 Feb 2016 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

RIP the brave who laid down their life.

What ever happeneed to the brilliant chilli grenades, unmanned armed bots to take down such pigs? Didn't the last offcial video from SF show them deploying armed bots? Their death was so easily avoidable.
by member_20453
19 Feb 2016 18:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

The complexity of TOT , LIC production is so vast that they would take many years to negotiate and no Vendor has even claimed negotiating with MOD neither MOD said so from offical statement , Even the Rafale negotiation took many years .......so the only aircraft that they can think of producting l...
by member_20453
18 Feb 2016 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

The quickest they can manufacture by end of this year in a Pvt Company would be Tejas and Rafale. Any new aircraft chosen with TOT , local manuf etc would take another 10 years to negotiate by MOD :D Looks like people in MOD dont have better work to do then to endlessly negotiate with Foreign OEM t...
by member_20453
11 Feb 2016 17:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 777510

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Indeed a cutting edge weapon which allows LCA to easily carry 12-16 of these. However, 280 million of the 500 million will go for the Litening Pods, they cost roughly 1.7 million per unit and we are getting 164 of these. Spice 500-1000s sell for around 55-70K per unit, Spice 250 should be cheaper no...
by member_20453
29 Jan 2016 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

It is possible to have the infrastructure in place during peace time or such as foreign tours like Red Flag 2008 to support short bursts of 90% availability as demonstrated by the MKIs but that was for just over 2 weeks, was an expensive affair and cannot be sustained. If the MKI fleet is able to ma...
by member_20453
29 Jan 2016 18:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Availability in the french AF is 60%, they cant attain 90% in India. French availability means absolutely nothing in the Indian contex. If you want to see how maintainable a system is you follow the reliability metrics, the design features (geared towards making it easier to maintain) and not the a...
by member_20453
29 Jan 2016 18:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

<SNIP> Availability in the french AF is 60%, they cant attain 90% in India. Till there is more info on its weapons package no point in making half baked claims. Availability in French AF is more than 85%. That 60% availability number came about because some idiot looked at a number w/o understandin...
by member_20453
29 Jan 2016 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Even the French won't recieve Meteor till 2018.
by member_20453
29 Jan 2016 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

A question - is the price being quoted for the deal inclusive of certain amount of weapons system, spares for 'n' years, logistic support, crew training, simulator etc? Is the entire package being talked about in per unit terms? Something like hotels - where entire construction cost is calculated o...
by member_20453
27 Jan 2016 16:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 309178

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Singha sahab is right, production rate needs to be increased asap, ideal prdocution rate by 2020 should be about 36-44 i.e IAF should be able to recieve 2 sqds per year while having another 6-8 slots for exports. Another way to have a high production capacity is to use LCA MK-1 trainer as 4th stage ...
by member_20453
27 Jan 2016 14:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 309178

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Looking at the new video, one thing's certain, the Tejas will be a excellent dogfighter, firstly, the thing is visually small, against regular 4th gen fighters, it will pull in and out of the enemy's visual like no body's business. With the MK-1A shedding the some weight, the performance will be eve...
by member_20453
26 Jan 2016 15:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Wow, day light robbery
by member_20453
20 Jan 2016 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

If the IN decides to acquire the Rafale, where will they base them really? INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant will be at full capacity with a total of 45 Mig-29K and some test versions of the LCA Mk-1 Navy. INS Vishal and IAC-2 are still on the drawing board, they won't be ready for another 12 years g...
by member_20453
19 Jan 2016 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Yup, quite an expensive proposition, as far as I hear, even in the US only ST6, DELTA, 24th STS deploy these. Hence, not for everyone. I read they cost 65K in Mark Bissonnette's book 'No Easy Day' detailing the OBL raid.
by member_20453
19 Jan 2016 17:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2694

Re: Bangla War Hero Lt Gen JFR Jacob no more

India's Finest, may your selfless deeds continue to inspire many more elite warriors, one of the finest commanders the world has seen since the last World Wars.

Isaiah 55:4
"Behold, I have made him a witness to the peoples, A leader and commander for the peoples.
by member_20453
19 Jan 2016 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

From what I hear each '4 Eyes' NVG units costs roughly $65K
by member_20453
19 Jan 2016 13:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 309178

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

I think if FOC is obtained this year, we can aim to take the initial 6 LCA MK-1A to Red Flag circa 2019 along with 6 MKI. Would be quite awesome indeed and hopefully it will run circles around most of the others.
by member_20453
19 Jan 2016 13:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Indeed the 2 MKI being modified to carry the Brahmos are the test aircraft for the follow-on SFC Super MKIs. These 2 are indeed being hardened. SFC will operate the Super MKI with N-armed Brahmos and eventually Nirbhay for Strategic strikes. I also believe, these 2 test aircraft are also being kitt...
by member_20453
18 Jan 2016 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Indeed the 2 MKI being modified to carry the Brahmos are the test aircraft for the follow-on SFC Super MKIs. These 2 are indeed being hardened. SFC will operate the Super MKI with N-armed Brahmos and eventually Nirbhay for Strategic strikes. I also believe, these 2 test aircraft are also being kitte...
by member_20453
04 Jan 2016 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53594

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

NSG already has a decent split of SAG/SRG. SRG should be reformed and honed for asset protection duties. Tis is a waste to use SRG for VIP duties. They should be last line of defence at every air base, naval & army installtion. A platoon size force at all such key assets is a must. With DSC pull...
by member_20453
02 Jan 2016 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pathankot AirForce base under attack
Replies: 1213
Views: 53594

Re: Pathankot AirForce base under attack

The lessons that should be learnt would be drowned in orchestrated chorus of support for the nation. We no doubt support our soldiers but will the politicos/babus/Jarnails learn from mistakes? It seems 300 NSG personnel and 400 Para commandoes plus heavy deployment of infantry, police, DSC, Garuds a...
by member_20453
02 Dec 2015 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4054
Views: 715089

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

Brilliant read, crux of the matter is, these guys could have been saved if they had proper armor. They also need 3-4h gen night vision eye pieces. In this day and age every soldier in the SF needs to have these basics.
by member_20453
27 Nov 2015 15:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Tejas production numbers are doubtful to catch up unless one sees it happen and too many MKI would make IAF top heavy. Tejas numbers will catch up, the 120 aircraft order is cleared, so HAL has to deliver them all by 2023. As for IAF being TOP heavy, upgrading the Mirages, Jags ensures it has credi...
by member_20453
27 Nov 2015 15:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249269

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Rafale is being bought to replace depleting squadron strength of 21 and 27 and even Jags that were inducted in early 80's about the same time as 27 , it certainly cant be a 1:1 replacement but 3 squadron would give it enough teeth to replace 5-6 squadron of above type thats suppose to be retired by...

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