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by Austin
12 Sep 2019 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33543

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

It is not just the business model that changed. Interjet coundnt wait to junk the maintenance heavy SSJ, no wonder they are not able to sell the grounded fleet.Fact is SSJ is a lemon. They have made 180 of those till date and got more order at maks , they are also building global support base to ta...
by Austin
12 Sep 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 98346

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Looks like Venkronym Naidu's photo with what looks like S-5 has made everyone sit up and take notice. OSINT jai ho! https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2019/09/08/tweet-may-have-inadvertently-revealed-indias-next-gen-nuclear-weapons-platform-with-global-reach/#306986f37212 Looks like they went fo...
by Austin
12 Sep 2019 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33543

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Interjet business model has changed so they are more interested in long distance narrow body type that regional even then its not certain yet. SSJ is EASA certified so the safety is as good as any EASA certified aircraft they go through the same compliance procedure As far as news of IL-114 goes it’...
by Austin
10 Sep 2019 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

New instrument panel https://i.imgur.com/TkjJT4H.png https://d.radikal.ru/d06/1909/10/1acbbd4ab8b2t.jpg https://d.radikal.ru/d01/1909/d7/d150bc437a5ct.jpg https://d.radikal.ru/d23/1909/91/c89a016af4aat.jpg https://b.radikal.ru/b23/1909/78/dc3f39a35c22t.jpg PS: Just a disclaimer here all these pic I...
by Austin
10 Sep 2019 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

First Production Serial plane

by Austin
09 Sep 2019 12:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388606

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

Any reason why F-22 lost out to Rafale in this BFM ? Was this discussed here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOswfrc7Xtg
by Austin
08 Sep 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Some High Res Photos from some one who visited MAKS 2019.

Older Su-47 and Mig-1.44 was also on Static Display along with PAK-FA

MAKS 2019 High Res Picture
by Austin
08 Sep 2019 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

LO Nozzle both the computer model and its 3d printed equivalent feature a low IR signature TVC nozzle - canted as in su-35 and pakfa - which transitions from  circular to rectangular cross section , this might replace the round serrated nozzle of izd. 30 https://i.servimg.com/u/f76/19/66/43/49/sc11...
by Austin
08 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Report on OKB Sukhoi...some interesting info on the Su-57 as well... ( via Cyberspec ) MD19vOZn2Ts Starting at around 12:35 they talk about the method of "topological optimisation" where components are produced via computer and via 3D printer I guess an example....the right hand part can w...
by Austin
06 Sep 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

76 aircraft is 3 regiment from RuAF pov and if you add the 10 PT , That close to 4 Squadron. That is good enough number to streamline their production base for PAK-FA and Sukhoi/RuAF is still producing & procuring Su-30SM,Su-35 and Su-34 and even for exports. Ofcourse export will be good for PAK...
by Austin
06 Sep 2019 12:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

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

At MAKS 2019 , RVV-BD LRAAM and R-77-1 BVRAAM on Su-35 Wings Very interesting - first I've seen the RVV-BD on a Sukhoi. Is the missile actually in production let alone operational on the Su-35 or is this another "run it up the flagpole" exercise? RVV-BD is an export variant of R-37M opera...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 8545

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

They need to first fund the engine that can power Tejas and amca , engine is the Achilles heel for our aircraft program , no matter how good we make Tejas or Amca the foreign power can strangle is any time and replacing it with another engine is no small task. Before GOI funds amca they need to fund...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 16:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597840

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia and India agree on joint production of spare parts for Russian military equipment https://tass.ru/ekonomika/6840970 VLADIVOSTOK, September 4. / TASS /. Russia and India, as part of the Eastern Economic Forum, have concluded an agreement on the joint production of spare parts and components f...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 16:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597840

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

The head of the FSVTS said that India ordered weapons from Russia for $ 14.5 billion https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6841832 "Last year and today marked the emergence of a huge portfolio of orders for $ 14.5 billion compared to all other years. This is a very significant figure and, indeed, this ...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 16:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597840

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

WEF News India will provide a $ 1 billion credit line for the development of the Far East https://tass.ru/ekonomika/6847476 This was announced at a plenary meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum on Thursday by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "India will provide a $ 1 billion credit line. Th...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 14:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5557
Views: 489277

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

International Premiere of MS-21-300 at MAKS 2019 

 

by Austin
05 Sep 2019 14:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597840

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

LIVE: Russian President Putin, Indian PM Modi, and Japanese PM Abe Give Speeches at EEF

by Austin
05 Sep 2019 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33543

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Abhyas: A drone or a destroyer? Abhyas can act as a decoy aircraft and a high speed subsonic missile https://www.theweek.in/news/sci-tech/2019/09/02/abhyas-drone-that-acts-as-decoy-aircraft-subsonic-missile.html Minutes before 12 Mirage jets of Indian Air Force entered Pakistan airspace to bomb the...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

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

Chief on Su-30MKI https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/07/19/iaf-could-consider-su-57-stealth-jet-after-it-enters-russian-service.html Upgrades of MiG jets satisfactory' When asked about the status of Russian-origin weapons in the Indian Air Force by Krasnaya Zvezda, Dhanoa said the Indian Air For...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 182
Views: 33543

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2019/07/19/iaf-could-consider-su-57-stealth-jet-after-it-enters-russian-service.html Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa 'S-400 a game changer, MiG-35 completely new' During his interview with Krasnaya Zvezda, Dhanoa looked forward to India receiving the Russian-built S-4...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 13:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

How do you guys eyeball the RCS? And even if you know the RCS, how does one game out the cat and mouse game of detection vs stealth vs countermeasures vs weapon kinematics? Not to mention RCS is very dynamic thing in a combat environment and aircraft would be 3D object constantly changing its traje...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

^^ Sergei Bogdan, is truly a superstar! I saw his demonstration in 2013 Paris Airshow and it was a show stopper! People did not move, they were glued in anticipation as he waited from clearance from the flight director. I remember that day, it was cloudy and the weather was turning and there was a ...
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 12:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597840

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India and Russia target $30 billion in trade by 2025, announce new energy deals

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/ind ... 74631.html
by Austin
05 Sep 2019 12:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

They were not forthcoming with their design experience and choices. They were guarded to let even IAF officers access to the bird. India was looking for a chance to codesign. There was no chance of that. The Main Reason why IAF did not go for FGFA was cost , The cost of Co-development , TOT , Lic P...
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

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

More details on R-27 AAM upgrades https://iz.ru/882783/aleksei-kozachenko-aleksei-ramm/v-boi-idut-stariki-istrebiteli-vooruzhat-raketami-dlia-duelei The missile will receive an updated control and guidance system. Modern electronics greatly facilitates aiming, which allows the pilot to pay more atte...
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710065

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

Even the upgraded Mirages and 29UPG dont have a PESA/AESA , IAF has opted for Slotted Array for even its premium aircraft Mirages.
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

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

Makes sense to be honest. Then why would the IAF agree to buy only 12 more Su-30 MKIs? Here a SU-30MKI is better than upgraded M2K in both WVR and BVR!!! They like the under-powered Jags? It will make IAF Top Heavy and a bigger aircraft like MKI has bigger logistical foot print too in terms of Manp...
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 12:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

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

Saw this on twitter : @Wolfpack071 In DACT exercises between IAF Su-30 MKIs and upgraded Mirage 2000-5 Mk2; Su-30 still has an upper hand with 1.41:1 kill ratio in BVR combat & 1.94:1 kill ratio in WVR combat. https://twitter.com/Wolfpack071/status/1166933985819164672 chest beating sucks, bring...
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 12:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Flight display of PAK-FA by Test Pilot Sergei Bogdan at MAKS 2019

by Austin
04 Sep 2019 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

The main customer of PAK-FA RuAF Deputy Chief said the following recently , Also confirmed PAK-FA can supercruise even with current 117 engine http://redstar.ru/podyomnaya-sila-krylev-rossii/ - You have already mentioned in our conversation the aircraft of generation 4 ++ MiG-35 and 5th generation S...
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317708

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Su 57 is not a proper Stealth design due to these and other reasons (Gaps between panels, rivets, rear side stealth compromised by engines, engine blades visible via duct, not stealthy if someone is looking at it from below [not flat/smooth like F-22], it has spherical ball shape IRST above and bel...
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 09:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597840

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Putin sees India and China as Moscow’s partner in multipolar world: Alexander Dugin https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/putin-set-to-welcome-modi-into-the-eurasian-tent-at-vladivostok-meet/article29316215.ece PM Modi is Putin’s special invitee to the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok Ru...
by Austin
04 Sep 2019 09:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5543
Views: 597840

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Indian Ambassador to Russia D. B. Venkatesh Varma on Prime Minister’s Visit to Russia

by Austin
02 Sep 2019 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1906
Views: 374926

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

OTH firing ability of S-400 Missile will allow it to be integrated with Indian ICASS and Sword Fish Radar for OTH Targetting or any other system.
by Austin
02 Sep 2019 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1906
Views: 374926

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Interview with Deputy Director General Sergey Druzin Almaz Antey on S-400 capabilities https://ria.ru/20190618/1555540651.html - Why the development of the next generation of air defense systems - S-400 - took so long, more than 10 years? - The S-400 system was not lucky, like many other projects th...
by Austin
02 Sep 2019 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503392

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

Su-35S , Check the maneuver starts at 3:27


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