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by SRay
11 Feb 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 266261

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

China to sell aircraft carrier to Pakistan https://nation.com.pk/10-Feb-2019/china-to-sell-aircraft-carrier-to-pakistan The Chinese government has decided to sell its first and only aircraft carrier to Pakistan. More specifically, the Liaoning will be sold to Pakistan for a yet-undetermined price i...
by SRay
06 Feb 2019 00:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 872800

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://www.armyrecognition.com/defexpo_2018_india_news_show_daily/insas_1c_assault_rifle_to_partially_replace_predecessor_in_indian_army.html INSAS 1C assault rifle to partially replace predecessor in Indian army In early 2017, it was announced that INSAS rifles were to be retired and replaced by ...
by SRay
18 Dec 2011 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 594929

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

SaiK wrote:Image


Poorest photoshop job I've seen.
by SRay
30 Aug 2011 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2408
Views: 385215

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discus

This video is the end of a major operation for which we do not know the details. And the IA is showing PR incompetence by failing to give the full flow of events. The finding of the grenade should have come out right away and should have been the first thing they said to the press. I am neither surp...
by SRay
30 Aug 2011 11:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 936750

Re: Indian Naval Discussion



I'm missing what the bright side is. If the shipyards were in such a rusty state, why were such optimistic delivery schedules agreed upon?
by SRay
04 May 2011 08:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aircraft Recognition
Replies: 1000
Views: 186176

Re: Aircraft Recognition

Looks like it was built for stealth: definitely for sound reduction but probably also for radar reduction.

http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/mysterious-helicopter/
by SRay
15 Mar 2011 12:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 594929

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Video of a TOW missile destroying a tactically loaded T-72 Couple of things in this video struck me (no pun intended): - No-contact missile strike -- are debates over armor configuration overrated? Even when a missile like the Nag hits, its kinetic energy could probably flatten a tank regardless of...
by SRay
20 Dec 2010 14:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 641606

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Astounding footage of Mirage 2000s in flight, from the movie "Les Chevaliers du Ciel"


According to the wikipedia page, this was filmed in the air from a camera housed in the fuel pods of a mirage and also from a lear jet.
by SRay
14 Dec 2010 23:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3406
Views: 496132

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Cracks plague Ticonderoga-class cruisers Their superstructures are made of aluminum alloy 5456, a material used on numerous U.S. warships since 1958. The alloy, according to NAVSEA, relies on approximately 5 percent magnesium as an alloying element to develop strength. Over time, the magnesium leac...
by SRay
03 Jul 2010 09:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 705620

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

VikB, check out the discussion from about 6 pages back and extending several pages after that. Quite a bit of analysis, photo manipulation, and whatnot emanated from that pic.
by SRay
18 Jun 2010 23:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3406
Views: 496132

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Videos of the Phalanx CIWS failing to hit a fast boat. If this is typical performance, one has to wonder about the effectiveness of CIWS against boat swarms, cruise missiles, and the like.
by SRay
16 Mar 2010 03:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525626

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I doubt if its a balidan badge. The Balidan badge is worn on the right chest. And my experience with Army veterans is they are real sticklers or rules - even after retirement. Remember that the picture could always have been L-R flipped to go better with the webpage it was published on. Any high re...
by SRay
15 Feb 2010 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 776268

Re: LCA news and discussion

From prior reading, I believe one of the main purposes of the rear dorsal inlet is to cool bleed air. This bleed air, taken from the engine after it has passed the compressors, is used for [many purposes](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleed_air) from de-icing to pressurizing the cabin. However, if th...
by SRay
08 Feb 2010 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3406
Views: 496132

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

I was under the impression that the Russia doesn't buy a screw for its defence forces from outside, let alone a warship. If the thing can carry 16 helicopters, its practically an aircraft carrier albeit for helicopters. No kidding. Looking at the Mistral , its a helicarrier made for large scale amp...
by SRay
05 Nov 2009 07:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 903368

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Youtube video of the Harop in action.

Video action begins at 40sec mark.
by SRay
20 Oct 2009 03:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1525626

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

Looks like smoke - very likely marking the drop zone.
by SRay
07 Oct 2009 02:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 312276

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

The mini-rover will be one of two indigenous rovers, but the second will remain at the satellite centre as a working scale replica of the first. "The second rover will operate on the lunar surface model to match the movements of the rover on the moon in near real time," the scientist said...
by SRay
01 Sep 2009 01:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 312276

Re: Chandrayan-1 moon mission

From the aforelinked bbc article: The Indian mission was in certain respects much more challenging than the Chinese maiden lunar mission which was a simple national orbiter. Its a bit unfair to call the maiden Chinese lunar mission a simple national orbiter. We can surely celebrate our success witho...
by SRay
26 Aug 2009 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook
Replies: 167
Views: 24980

Re: Follow Bharat-Rakshak on Twitter and Facebook

Hey, I sent a request on facebook: Soumya Ray

The FB join request did not permit me to send a msg with my BR handle, so I sent it in an email to pgbhat as well.

Thanks all!
by SRay
24 Aug 2009 00:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 903368

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Russia Delivers First of 3 AWACS to India http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4244142&c=ASI&s=TOP Another report of this: http://www.avionews.com/index.php?corpo=see_news_home.php&news_id=1108404&pagina_chiamante=corpo%3Dindex.php Is someone confusing the mainstay with the phalco...
by SRay
04 Aug 2009 21:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Criminal Justice System reform
Replies: 140
Views: 9576

Re: Indian Criminal Justice System reform

India’s ‘Colonial’ Police Weaken Rule of Law, Rights Groups Say http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601091&sid=aIp0PVBDQweU India is short of police, deploying an officer for every 1,037 residents, compared with a global average of one per 333 citizens, said the Human Rights Watch report. ...
by SRay
28 Jul 2009 05:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 641606

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Pictures of a Russian Su-35UB deliberately flying w/o a canopy, and then having the nav pilot eject:

http://englishrussia.com/?p=3524

Unique pics. Exhilarating.

Note: seems like the ground pics are of a Su-27UB painted with the same serial #
by SRay
25 Jul 2009 03:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion
Replies: 945
Views: 163095

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) Launch News and Discussion

Anant wrote:This is a submarine, specifically the USS Jimmy Carter, undergoing magnetic silencing....


FWIW, there is an interesting history to the magnetic degaussing of ships:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degaussing#Degaussing_ship.27s_hulls

Do modern battleships/submarines use this still?
by SRay
08 Jul 2009 09:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 720809

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Nimrod weighs twice as much as Nag, has six times the range, Hellfire is is in the same weight class (if there is such classification) as Nag but has double the range and costs half as much as Nag (if we believe 50L as the eventual cost of Nag). I thought the Hellfire was solely air-to-ground - how...
by SRay
17 Jun 2009 03:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 512
Views: 327124

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Andrew, SKrishna was referring to the P8I (not p8A) having a MAD, DIRCM, aft radar, charges etc.... integrated, hence the extra cost!! What part of that didn't you get. so if these things were not included in agreement signed which is 2.2 billion, so govt has to pay extra for these. Is it your spec...
by SRay
11 May 2009 20:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 293
Views: 16076

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The news report on Astra test-firing said that it was launched at an imaginary target. If so, how could an Active Radar seeker have been tested? Dont you need a real target for that? This bothered me as well -- the whole purpose of testing an active seeker would be to see how well it detects an act...
by SRay
22 Mar 2009 02:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 36241

Re: International Military Discussion

Sri Lankan Battle Progress Map
http://www.defence.lk/orbat/Default.asp

Interactive map of the battle against the tigers, showing military elements and a dynamic time-line map (button on right) of the progress of the offensive. Quite an impressive little map.
by SRay
19 Mar 2009 00:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 36241

Re: International Military Discussion

Russia's military rethink
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/7950224.stm

Russia is quietly shaking up and restructuring its armed forces. Some good commentary; even better footage.
by SRay
09 Mar 2009 05:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 172900

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

A little gift for BR folk: For those people who are tired of clicking 'next' to page through BR forums and topics, consider installing AutoPager - a firefox add-in that automatically loads the next page when you get to the bottom of a current page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4925...
by SRay
07 Mar 2009 02:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1915
Views: 386150

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

I suppose this answers my earlier question: The interceptor used for the first time a manoeuvrable warhead called gimballed directional warhead (GDW), which can rotate 360 degrees The warhead can rotate in 360 degrees - it does not fragment in 360 degrees as the wording the The Hindu had me thinking...
by SRay
06 Mar 2009 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1915
Views: 386150

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

When the directional warhead fragments in 360 degrees all round, the target missile coming in from only one direction is sure to be blown up. I keep seeing this quote from the hindu getting posted. My impression is that if its a gimballed directional warhead, it shouldn't fragment in 360 degrees, b...
by SRay
05 Mar 2009 01:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 28597

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

More details... http://www.hindu.com/2009/03/05/stories/2009030555111100.htm Informed sources described it as “a difficult mission” because the target was just 50 km away instead of the normal range of 290 km. Besides, the missile had to perform “a discriminatory role”: it had to hit the desired tar...
by SRay
02 Mar 2009 09:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 789
Views: 192925

Re: A Nation on the March

India Retains Optimism and Growth [nytimes]
While most of the world grapples with a crippling financial crisis and a recession, optimism reigns in much of India as its economy continues to grow.
by SRay
20 Feb 2009 00:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 789
Views: 192925

Re: A Nation on the March

Along the lines of Acharya's post...

Bollywood dance classes drawing big crowds (in US)
Workouts mix traditional Indian folk dances with hip-hop moves
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29278667/
by SRay
09 Dec 2008 21:07
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 226291

Re: India nuclear news and discussion

Hidden Travels of the Atomic Bomb use bugmenot.com to get a registration if req'd. Article argues that virtually no major power developed their nuclear weapons by themselves. Proliferation paths to several countries are drawn. Interestingly, only India is not mentioned as a recipient or proliferato...
by SRay
29 Nov 2008 21:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MARCOS & NSG ops in Mumbai Attack (News and Pics ONLY)
Replies: 176
Views: 103793

Re: MARCOS & NSG ops in Mumbai Attack (News and Pics ONLY)

Shyam_K wrote:
Dilbu wrote:Indian Forces; ATS, NSG & Marcos
Photo feature on India's SF


The picture used for "ATS" is that of a Chinese police force. The Garud picture too might not be accurate, unless it was taken during Red Flag 2008 (though I doubt it).


Terrible. I just sent a comment to the editors.
by SRay
20 Nov 2008 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 195333

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/gunboat-diplomacy-somalistyle/2008/11/19/1226770542557.html US warships are monitoring the Ukrainian-flagged merchant ship Faina, loaded with tanks and other weapons and still under the control of Somali pirates who seized it in September. Lieutenant Christensen did...
by SRay
07 Oct 2008 02:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 720
Views: 149451

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Another article on the Indian wootz steel used in Damascus swords. And an explanation of the distinct patterns and strength of the steel, and why the art died out.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Myste ... 1611003676

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