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by Austin
21 Sep 2018 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31544

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

S-400 deal a 'significant transaction', may lead to sanction ..

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... aign=cppst
by Austin
20 Sep 2018 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 287465

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

Interestng option for Super MKI upgrade

Russia To Order Improved Su-30 'Flankers'

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... 0-flankers
by Austin
19 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11538
Views: 693332

Re: Levant crisis - III

The israeli jets took cover behind the slow moving IL22 which was on the landing path. And fired at Syrian targets knowing full well that the Syrians would not fire back at the Israeli F16s with the IL22 in between their line of sight. Ofcourse the syrians could shoot down and which is what they di...
by Austin
19 Sep 2018 09:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11538
Views: 693332

Re: Levant crisis - III

Putin on Israel’s role in Il-20 downing: ‘Looks accidental, like chain of tragic circumstances’ https://www.rt.com/news/438728-putin-israel-syria-plane/ “When people are dying – especially under such circumstances – it is always a tragedy,” President Putin said during a joint press conference with H...
by Austin
19 Sep 2018 08:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11538
Views: 693332

Re: Levant crisis - III

The il22 was 30km out over the sea when lost Its unlikely a wayward sam would home in so far away This has been the trend while Russian SAM seem to have great advertising brochure they fail quite spectacularly in real world. Even if you discount friendly fire the fact Pantsir which has been adverti...
by Austin
18 Sep 2018 14:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11538
Views: 693332

Re: Levant crisis - III

Russia to Israel: ‘You are to blame for downing of Il-20 and death of crew’

https://www.rt.com/news/438690-russia-i ... ifications
by Austin
18 Sep 2018 11:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2060
Views: 315447

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

The Spectator Index ‏ @spectatorindex 14h14 hours ago GDP (PPP) per capita growth, past five years. India: 45% China: 45% Bangladesh: 45% Indonesia: 29% Turkey: 27% Pakistan: 24% S Korea: 22% Egypt: 18% US: 17% Germany: 15% UK: 15% Canada: 13% Japan: 13% France: 12% Italy: 12% Saudi: 9% Russia: 9% N...
by Austin
16 Sep 2018 19:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31544

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

S-400 is more of political hot potato for congress and USG , US does not want Turkey to buy S-400 under the guise of interppibility with NATO so it’s trying to force all US friends too not buy S-400 , SAM is just a defensive weapon we have far greater offensive system bought or under deal with Russia.
by Austin
16 Sep 2018 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1397
Views: 173123

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

UR-77 mine clearance vehicle used effectively in Syria against jihadist.
by Austin
16 Sep 2018 13:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488953

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

I doubt any currency is inflation proof. So everyone loses some money on all reserves, no matter the currency. The central bank between the two countries can work out to take care of inflation or currency fluctuation , They can work out INR/Rub against a basket of currency like USD/EURO/Renminbi et...
by Austin
16 Sep 2018 13:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1445
Views: 183627

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

On the contrary we should increase supplies from Iran if the price is right.Oil from the cheapest supplier.India is not a puppet state of ghe US. Fine, but how will you pay them? With the US sanctions you will not be able to pay them in dollars. Iranians will not accept the full payment in Rupees. ...
by Austin
15 Sep 2018 13:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4123
Views: 193514

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

David Stockman | $20 Trillion Elephant in the Room

by Austin
15 Sep 2018 11:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488953

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Russia & India seek to boost trade, switch to national currencies

https://www.rt.com/business/438508-indi ... urrencies/
by Austin
15 Sep 2018 11:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5397
Views: 488953

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

India-Russia set $ 50 billion trade target for 2025

by Austin
15 Sep 2018 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1397
Views: 173123

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Launch of the S-300 and Buk missiles during Vostok 2018 maneuvers

https://twitter.com/mod_russia/status/1 ... 5738206208
by Austin
13 Sep 2018 11:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4123
Views: 193514

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Gundlach: U.S. Economy and Stocks Could Be “Burnt Out” Stimulative measures drive growth, and the U.S. economy and stock market have benefited from quantitative easing, lower rates, less regulation and tax cuts. But Jeffrey Gundlach admonished investors that too much stimulus can backfire. Gundlach...
by Austin
13 Sep 2018 09:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 138570

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

First, I thought this was a fanboy art, Then I saw the DRDO logo at the top right corner. I still do not know what to make of it. https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/1003849745255657472 --> LCA Navy Mk 2 new design? Just look at the canopy. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/De5kAwHVQAAtOP7.jpg:lar...
by Austin
11 Sep 2018 08:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11538
Views: 693332

Re: Levant crisis - III

https://twitter.com/nukesn_missiles/status/1038396746244734976 iran hit a base of anti-govt rebels called PDKI in northern iraq with Fajr5 MLRS today - video in link obviously a signed aimed at events in syria Nice proganda- a Iranian weapon using US based GPS? If you believe Iran everything indige...
by Austin
10 Sep 2018 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667119

Re: Small Arms Thread

New modernized version of AK-103 assault rifle named AK-103M

https://www.armyrecognition.com/weapons ... -103m.html
by Austin
10 Sep 2018 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667119

Re: Small Arms Thread

The 7,62x39 is absolutely not comparable with the 7,62x51 , The latter is full power round its russian counterpart being the 7,62x54R instead. They are rounds optimized for MG and marksman rifles, not for an assault rifle. There was however a trend of trying to use it also for individual weapons but...
by Austin
10 Sep 2018 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1397
Views: 173123

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Flight tests of the Russian heavy unmanned aerial vehicle "Altair" https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/bmpd/38024980/5878352/5878352_original.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/bjxwbjxhf/image.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/iaedkzcxf/image.jpg https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3335511.html
by Austin
09 Sep 2018 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?
Replies: 156
Views: 11232

Re: COMCASA Signing By India: A Trap or Unshackling?

Got a question. Today,imagine a P8I on patrol finding a boatload of bakis who left from kratchi in our direction. How exactly do they communicate to the command? Do they a)Use a voice channel to give the co ordinates? b)Send a text message c)Send an image d)Send live video? Now, with a new US syste...
by Austin
08 Sep 2018 15:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667119

Re: Small Arms Thread

by Austin
08 Sep 2018 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 486
Views: 55614

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

‘We are not dupes’: France takes step away from US with fighter program https://www.armytimes.com/resizer/UwDCp6rXvwjsmITF91_ntyQaQ28=/1200x0/filters:quality(100)/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-mco.s3.amazonaws.com/public/ACMG7IM7GFC2VGROWBVLX6I64Q.jpg PARIS — France has linked its search for independenc...
by Austin
07 Sep 2018 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257202

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

Tests of combat aircraft "in the figure" will help to reduce the number of flights almost twice - UAC http://militarynews.ru/story.asp?rid=1&nid=490126 09/07/2018 7:30:01 AM Gelendzhik. 6 September. Interfax-AVN - Tests of combat aircraft, including the fifth generation, can be reduce...
by Austin
07 Sep 2018 09:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4123
Views: 193514

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

How the U.S. Has Weaponized the Dollar - Satyajit Das Convinced of an existential threat from competitors, America is weaponizing the dollar to preserve its global economic and geopolitical position. While the U.S. accounts for about 20 percent of the world’s economic output, more than half of all ...
by Austin
06 Sep 2018 09:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257202

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

If it refers to full thrust, the new Izdeliye 30 engine should provide 17 tons, compared to 14.5 tons for AL-41F-1. The engine’s dry weight is estimated at 1,450 kg (3,200 lb.), compared to 1,600 kg for AL-41F-1. Thanks to glass-fiber plastic inlet guide vanes, the new engine fan is planned to have...
by Austin
04 Sep 2018 17:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4123
Views: 193514

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

David Stockman: When Next Recession Hits, ‘We’ll Be Borrowing $2 Trillion a Year’

by Austin
04 Sep 2018 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31544

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

US will have to keep its BP tablet popping up with regularity as $ 11 billion arms deal between Russia and India under works , This would exclude the SSN , ATV and other strategic deals that would be done silently https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/russia-executing-4-billion-worth-of-...
by Austin
04 Sep 2018 09:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667119

Re: Small Arms Thread

Does OFB have the bandwidth to make these AK in India ? It is better to prop up a private partner who can compete with OFB and make small arms in India be it Adani or any body else
by Austin
03 Sep 2018 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4133
Views: 667119

Re: Small Arms Thread

AK-15/AK-12 Rifle

by Austin
03 Sep 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257202

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

You can have an all metal aircraft yet it can be more stealthy than all composite conventional fighter aircraft stealth is primarily affected by shaping , Ram can then do the rest
by Austin
03 Sep 2018 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 257202

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

It is by weight ....the wanted to increase the composite but there was no substitute to titanium for hot parts needs above Mach 2 flights
by Austin
03 Sep 2018 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 287465

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

UEC is officially mentoning Al-41-F1C for Su-30SM upgrade , Could be for Super 30 program

https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3326515.html
by Austin
02 Sep 2018 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1147
Views: 167559

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

Well if he could have bought 36 with no ToT then he could have done the same with 126 as well , for all we know MOD could have got lower price for a 3.5x bigger deal in numbers. Its an error in judgement by the Modi government in just limiting to 36 Rafale and now opening the same competition under ...
by Austin
02 Sep 2018 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31544

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

3 ways India can escape Trump sanctions for Russia S-400 missile deal - ASHLEY J. TELLIS https://theprint.in/opinion/3-ways-india-can-escape-trump-sanctions-for-russia-s-400-missile-deal/109153/amp/ US’ opposition to S-400 systems Trump is opposed to the proliferation of S-400 systems globally. The...
by Austin
02 Sep 2018 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 445
Views: 31544

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

3 ways India can escape Trump sanctions for Russia S-400 missile deal - ASHLEY J. TELLIS

https://theprint.in/opinion/3-ways-indi ... 09153/amp/

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