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by Austin
12 Nov 2018 22:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4704
Views: 345179

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

What sort of Idli would that be :?:
by Austin
11 Nov 2018 16:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 504959

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russian artists performed Ramlila in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on November 4-5, 2018. Their performance was highly appreciated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

https://twitter.com/IndEmbMoscow/status ... 9596939265
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Most of Chinese export till date are small numbers with generous credit offered , Chinese does not need export of mic due to huge internal market in that sense they are like US MIC. But making inroads into west Asia like the drone sale won’t do any harm , as China is the largest importer of OPEC oil...
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 15:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4704
Views: 345179

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Boeing has stepped out of the "pilot can override anything" box and joined the "pilot feeds dog, dog bites pilot if he touches anything" bandwagon pioneered by Airbus. I can not disclose how I know, but trust me when I say this. The scenario outlined in the news is real wrto the...
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 15:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4704
Views: 345179

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

The capatain was young and brialliant chap , many of his friends spoke about him as a very brilliant guy who they would turn too for any technical help/clarification.

I hope they dont blame the captain to save boeing arse from a flawed design issue
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 14:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4262
Views: 696172

Re: Small Arms Thread

Kalashiknov’s for Army – end of fumble?

By Lt Gen Prakash Katoch


Read more at:
http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news ... pc.twitter
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 14:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

More than anyone else, it would the Russian who would be quite nervous at these "startups". They are eating in to Russian sales. And given the size of their economy, they cannot pour in resources. India is probably their true large market, in a way funder of their MIC. We need to squeeze ...
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Explains China Rise in Economy since 80's till now , At one point we were ahead and till 2000 almost on par with them on PPP

by Austin
09 Nov 2018 11:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207941

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Chinmay wrote:
Austin wrote:IAF’s 36 Rafales cost 40 per cent more than Dassault’s earlier offer

https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/11 ... -more.html


So why didn't the UPA buy them?


Like most UPA time delays , Indecision
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 11:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2365
Views: 368859

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Govt and RBI have to listen to each other and respect each other’s turf : Raghuram Rajan

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ma ... 520329.cms
by Austin
09 Nov 2018 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1461
Views: 207941

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

IAF’s 36 Rafales cost 40 per cent more than Dassault’s earlier offer

https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/11 ... -more.html
by Austin
08 Nov 2018 11:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43112

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

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by Austin
07 Nov 2018 17:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 1880
Views: 158211

Re: Understanding the US - Again

How Dems winning house will affect Trump presidency in the next 2 years ? What will change ?
by Austin
07 Nov 2018 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43112

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Yes rightly said , this is US internal law they have to worry about how to give us concession and not us , They are going to loose Indian Arms market if they dont and not us , India holds the High Card in this game which forces US to give concession with verbal threats but they dont have much choice...
by Austin
06 Nov 2018 12:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

So far the best video showing J-10B TVC performed Cobra maneuver, J-turn, Falling leaf maneuver. Video by @ChinaAvReview

https://twitter.com/dafengcao/status/10 ... 1364423682
by Austin
04 Nov 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Iran Military, Technology, Arms, Tactics
Replies: 26
Views: 3287

Re: Iran Military, Technology, Arms, Tactics

PHOTOS: In Iran, announced the start of production of fighters Kosar (Kowsar)

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3403205.html
by Austin
04 Nov 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 186897

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Gorshkov Class Testing its new Long Range SAM 9M96 at Barrent Sea

by Austin
04 Nov 2018 06:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Looks like a badly made mock-up of F-117 :rotfl:
by Austin
04 Nov 2018 06:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 186897

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Who writes those crappy articles , YD as test platform , not a single slbm fired , Bulava tweaking , Orion tracking ....what else AK cannot fire a single bullet :lol:
by Austin
03 Nov 2018 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4793
Views: 907814

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

S-400 guidance system is much more complex thing than the often thought MFCR providing targetting and Survellence and Acquisation providing long range tracking , That is a very basic system how this operates if looked in isolation as TEL and Radar In real world the guidance system can be many things...
by Austin
03 Nov 2018 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4793
Views: 907814

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Interesting possibility for S-400 system if one considers Range and Altitude of interception of 40N6 missile

40N6 Interceptor : Qualitative Leap forward in Air Defense
by Austin
03 Nov 2018 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 535
Views: 43112

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Rupee-Ruble trade is a very positive thing not just limited to Defence purchase but even for general trade. We used to have Rupee-Ruble trade back then with SU and our two way trade was very high. Using USD or for that matter any intermediate currency is a big bottle neck considering India and Russi...
by Austin
03 Nov 2018 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 186897

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

I dont think they will use a turbofan engine , Never saw any mention of it by any other project in works for High Speed Program. Most of the speed gains upto max 400 km/hr is in terms of new rotor design and other aspect. The new Kamov design would be 6th Gen design or concept something that would c...
by Austin
02 Nov 2018 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382205

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Why would you replace a 228 with a ATR when the former gets the job done. Longer legs through additional fuel tanks is easily achievable. P.S. With wing tanks the Do-228 has an endurance of over 8 hours with wing tanks. Do228 offers lesser payload and crew comfort compare to ATR class, they need to...
by Austin
02 Nov 2018 17:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4254
Views: 382205

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Do228 needs to be long replaced by ATR class types , How long are they going to push with the short legged Do .Upgrading these obsolete types are waste of time.
by Austin
02 Nov 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1457
Views: 186897

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Not sure why it needs a TVC , It mentions in that article ""The engines likely direct most of their power forward to shaft-drive the rotors for takeoff, hover and low-speed maneuvers, then shift more of the power to thrust as forward speed increases. The rotor system has a pair of contra-r...
by Austin
01 Nov 2018 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 357756

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Like I said the French Leclerc is a proven design with atleast a decade of running in ME and in recent conflict against Houthis they have done well even with those Barbarian Saudi/UAE having no clue how to use it in combat. Thats a novelty because a lot of flaws will get eliminated in operational en...
by Austin
01 Nov 2018 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The Carrier looks awesome , The Chinese are really good with their ship building It is nearly an exact clone of the Varyag which must have saved them years if not a few decades. Imitation is best form of flattery and if building Varyag saves time effort and money and gains them experience then it’s...
by Austin
01 Nov 2018 09:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 357756

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Thanks for the link , The weight is 50 T class +/- 15 and modular vehical from RFP 2. The Future Ready Combat Vehicle is proposed to be a Medium Weight Class Tank ( 50 Tons ±15% ) The lower the weight the better though as it affects tactical/strategic mobility and all up weight matters over bridge a...
by Austin
01 Nov 2018 09:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5450
Views: 504959

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia, India and Iran will create an alternative to the Suez Canal https://iz.ru/807246/2018-11-01/rossiia-indiia-i-iran-sozdadut-alternativu-suetckomu-kanalu Russia, India and Iran will hold a meeting in November to discuss the launch of the North-South international transport corridor, the Irani...
by Austin
01 Nov 2018 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3500
Views: 357756

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/Brig_Raj/status/1057644480474570752 Army holds approx 1000 T-90 & 2000 ageing T-72 tanks. It has floated"Request for Proposal"to acquire1700T-14 ultra modern tanks. Army seeks:Weight<57 tons.Armament, 125mm smooth bore gun. Penetration: 650mm at 2km. Engine1500HP. A...
by Austin
31 Oct 2018 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Two Chinese intelligence officers accused of stealing US jet engine tech

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/30/asia ... index.html
by Austin
30 Oct 2018 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 563
Views: 65930

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Good view of Airforce 1 including cockpit

by Austin
30 Oct 2018 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1955
Views: 247409

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Washington lets Delhi know: Buy our F-16s, can give Russia deal waiver Does this offer make sense? It only benefits LMT and not Boeing. And LMT is quite well off. So its not commercial. So why would DT want India to buy these 100 F-16s even if IAF doesn't want them? And what will 100 planes do to t...
by Austin
28 Oct 2018 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3037
Views: 500271

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Intel tweets: Their new carrier is off to another sea trial (third). https://mobile.twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1056408131289407488 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqkdkeLXQAASbtK.jpg J-20s are massing in southern Guangdong province (next to Hong Kong) for the bi-annual mecca in chini watching, the Zh...

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