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by Austin
20 Aug 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3183
Views: 354933

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

From the offical time they start building FSED they would take 6-8 years the fly the first PT depending on the challenges they face during FSED phase.
by Austin
19 Aug 2018 07:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4118
Views: 189614

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

The Spectator Index
The Spectator Index
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Oil price needed to balance budget.

Venezuela: $223
Nigeria: $124
Algeria: $105
Angola: $78
Saudi: $87
Iran: $68
Kazakhstan: $60
Iraq: $54
Kuwait: $48
Russia: $40

Current oil price: $71.8
by Austin
18 Aug 2018 20:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1380
Views: 166920

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

I recollect reading DRDO had developed similar system to deal with IED in Kashmir and since then IED related death has dropped drastically it was named Safari IIRC
by Austin
18 Aug 2018 07:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 588
Views: 24826

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

May be he forgot the cardinal commandment Jesus gave , “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

The good serpent just reminded him :)

Wishing him healing and recovery
by Austin
17 Aug 2018 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2641
Views: 429899

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Pentagon Releases 2018 China Military Report—U.S. Government’s Most Extensive Public Coverage Yet of China’s Maritime Militia

http://www.andrewerickson.com/2018/08/p ... e-militia/
by Austin
15 Aug 2018 20:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4118
Views: 189614

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

John Rubino – No Pain Free Option When You Borrow Too Much Money

by Austin
15 Aug 2018 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3569
Views: 446296

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Work on Future Engine Techology was presented by CIAM at Helirussia 2018 , Posting in full for the work and technologies involved CIAM PRESENTED PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HELICOPTER ENGINES https://www.aviaport.ru/news/2018/06/26/545147.html At the 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhib...
by Austin
15 Aug 2018 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1380
Views: 166920

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

CIAM PRESENTED PROSPECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HELICOPTER ENGINES https://www.aviaport.ru/news/2018/06/26/545147.html At the 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018, held in late May, the Round Table "The Present and Future of Engine Building for Helicopters" wa...
by Austin
14 Aug 2018 09:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1852
Views: 281879

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Deleted. Please don't post mundane tit-for-tat trade actions here. Post it in the India-XX countries threads.
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3349
Views: 322591

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Although Tank Baithlon takes more of media eyeball there was more than half a dozen different competition as par of Army Games 2018 in which 33 countries participated. Not sure if INdia has participated in other events as well. http://armygames2018.mil.ru/armygames2018_en The teams from 33 countries...
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 16:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274270

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

More like advanced Indian Avionics and Su-35 avionics in it , will have to see the final package
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 13:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Perspectives on the global economic changes
Replies: 4118
Views: 189614

Re: Perspectives on the global economic changes

Government debt as share of GDP. https://www.instagram.com/p/BmXqbijF44C/ ^^ In any normal economic condition and yard stick the top 10 country in that list should be a Text Book Case of "How Not To Run Your Economy" but thats to unlimited money printing and no liability or accountability ...
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 885
Views: 139212

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

A gent from a IAF squadron then on deputation with TACDE told me once that the 2nd Batch for a type is ordered after 3 full years of squadron service. That is the time AHQ needs to determine how that type flies in indian condition day in and out , work out the flying tactics/manuals ( done in co-ord...
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 08:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2999
Views: 198232

Re: Iran News and Discussions

As usual the French got Sissy and ran away and China took over from there

Iran Sanctions Fallout: China Takes Over French Share In Giant Iran Gas Project
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 08:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3349
Views: 322591

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

China won against Belarus with a very small time margin , 2 mins plus difference The chief of the General Staff and the commander-in-chief of the Ground Forces, Colonel-General Oleg Salyukov also awarded diplomas and medals to the team of China, which took the second place, and the Belarusians who r...
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3349
Views: 322591

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

An Egyptian team hit the "helicopter" target with a missile during the Clear Sky contest for the air defense units on Tuesday at the #InternationalArmyGames2018 in Korla, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

https://mobile.twitter.com/globaltimesn ... 9581467648
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3349
Views: 322591

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

If the small CIS country is better off than you then you have serious problem with your training , considering you like they have operated the T series for decades and they all operate the same T version in the competition. we did not even enter top 4 , Kazakhstan and Belarus make it there. xxxxxxxx...
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 07:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2141
Views: 303387

Re: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces

Nice Documentary on Israel Airforce

To Touch The Sky The History Of The Israeli Air Force


by Austin
12 Aug 2018 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 885
Views: 139212

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

Rafale deal was fine overall. We'll proly get another 36 and that's it which will bring total to 72. Add another 40 Su-30 and get those lazy asses at HAL to crank up the Tejas numbers and we're all set. + 1 should be the way I think too The antidote of any more MMRCA , SE etc is just build more Tej...
by Austin
12 Aug 2018 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274270

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

16 , 18 ,20 depends , average is 18 aircraft per squadron
by Austin
11 Aug 2018 18:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 885
Views: 139212

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

With the corruption allegation coming from the opposition, this govt will not touch touch Rafale any more. Its a dead end. Even the so called MMRCA 2.0 is a show off. So it's Tejas and it's variants. Extreme case is the Su-30 MKI production at HAL happening. Nothing more will happen. Hope so , Any ...
by Austin
11 Aug 2018 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48184

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Submariners E4P3 - Routine Life on a Submarine |



Indian Submariners E4P4 - Sindhukirti Submarine Fires Torpedoes

by Austin
11 Aug 2018 10:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4247
Views: 776012

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Agree with Haridas even meeting a normal elderly person in this case an elderly lady you wont sit on a higher sit out of sheer respect much less meeting a wife of a PVC awardee Smt. Rasulan Bibi . Its highly disrespectful of him to be sitting in the way he does and disrespectful to a soldier wife. H...
by Austin
10 Aug 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353797

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Pull Out Your Military Choppers, Personnel, Maldives Tells India

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/big-new ... -topscroll
by Austin
10 Aug 2018 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2641
Views: 429899

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China’s other mystery stealth bomber: Our analysis

https://hushkit.net/2018/04/14/chinas-o ... -analysis/
by Austin
10 Aug 2018 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4155
Views: 353797

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Very Informative Reducing the cost of military aircraft: The 7 golden rules 1. Prioritise development For a frontline aircraft, here is the order of priority: Sensors/software: average development time 18 years to maturity New guided munitions/development/integration: average development time 17 yea...
by Austin
10 Aug 2018 21:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274270

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

Great Fridin news!!! From Live Fist report some key points: ... In February this year, just as the Indian MoD was beginning work on the IAF’s Make-in-India fighter program, HAL made an unsolicited proposal to the Ministry of Defence offering to supply an additional 40 Su-30 jets to the IAF on finan...
by Austin
10 Aug 2018 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48184

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

This could have been the only worthwhile competitor to the P-8. I don't know if it was seriously considered. The A319 MPA is vapourware. Not a single prototype is flying even today. Vapourware or acceptable risk the IN and MOD should have done the necessary risk assesment and compliance before reco...
by Austin
10 Aug 2018 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48184

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

All the points were also noted and observed by IN and verified by IN personal on both for the aircraft and ship , Unless the IN certifies the ships /aircraft that it met all test criteria they dont sign the final document , THis is true for all purchase That's your assumption. If the IN had indeed ...
by Austin
09 Aug 2018 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 360
Views: 48184

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Auditor Reveals Naval Spy Jets Procured From US Can be Tracked Online https://sputniknews.com/asia/201808091067071151-us-spy-jets-under-question/ "Even though the requirement of the Indian Navy of being secretive in their missions is mandatory, it was observed by the A squadron (December...
by Austin
09 Aug 2018 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274270

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

Indian Air Force Pitch Black 2018 Air Exercise Su 30Mki & C-130 Herculas :Indian Defence News Today

by Austin
09 Aug 2018 10:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2872
Views: 281159

Re: International Military Discussion

Russia & China ‘can’t be our friends as they develop hypersonic weapons’ – US general https://www.rt.com/usa/435431-us-russia-china-friends-weapons/ Russia and China are not eligible for friendship with the United States because the two nations are developing hypersonic weapons that the US has ...
by Austin
09 Aug 2018 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 885
Views: 139212

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

I believe it is the conversion of this 36 Rafale for nuclear delivery role that is causing most of the jump in its cost , The Indian specific upgrade refers to this exactly and Vishnu Som too has mentioned so. Also a reason why Rafale was chosen over other fighters because of past association of Fre...
by Austin
09 Aug 2018 08:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3138
Views: 380286

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Yasen-M: Destroyer of the Depths. Potent electronic weapons & supersonic missiles

by Austin
08 Aug 2018 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 885
Views: 139212

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

With MKI coming for major upgrade they can look at increasing composite content where ever possible.

Also look at plumbing to carry drop tanks , only Su-34 and Su-35 have plumb for drop tanks , if mki can carry 3 drop tanks it’s rang would significantly increase
by Austin
08 Aug 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2718
Views: 274270

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

Indian Air Force ‏ Verified account @IAF_MCC Following Following @IAF_MCC More #PictureOfTheDay : Main Phase of Ex. commenced on 06 Aug 18. This phase comprises of Large Force Engagement (LFE) missions. The Team of engineers & maintenance crew are working Day & Night, ensuring flying machine...

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