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by member_22539
27 Jun 2016 06:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The way I see it, we're going through the final pangs of user-trials. If the tests happen on time (the TOI reports talks of motor problem postponing summer trials), the missile should see production in 2017-18 time-frame. Hope that is true, but given the history IA has with Arjun, pardon one's skep...
by member_22539
26 Jun 2016 06:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The question is how many foreign missiles can do what IA asked for. The comment above is a classic example of reaction on BRF whenever some genuine report emerges about performance short-fall in a domestic product. Never mind the fact Indian R&D establishment was working on these goals from Day...
by member_22539
24 Jun 2016 15:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The question is how many foreign missiles can do what IA asked for.
by member_22539
24 Jun 2016 06:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^Helina can be lock-on-after-launch also, right? Another stupid question - even if it is mid day in the desert heat, an active tank with a running engine will be hotter right? So, is this noon time range limitation only applicable to stationary tanks running on a secondary power source or something ...
by member_22539
20 Jun 2016 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 205189

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^+1. Of course, no relative of the jernails must be left alive in Europe/US. That must also be made sure by special services of India, all Mossad like. This must also be made clear to the jernails in no uncertain terms. Their genepool will end the moment the press the button.
by member_22539
19 Jun 2016 11:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Karan M wrote:Via SauravJha and SParija twitter

DRDO SAAW

Image



Cool, looks all TFTA unkil like
by member_22539
17 Jun 2016 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2774
Views: 400481

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Chinmay wrote:The deal includes importing 136 RWSs with electro-optic modules off the shelf


Is this by any chance the new local products?
by member_22539
09 Jun 2016 10:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3190
Views: 399595

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

^ :rotfl: :rotfl: To think these were the snobs who wouldn't sell us stuff a couple of decades ago because it was too sophisticated for us.

How the might have fallen. The RN can't even beat warm water. :rotfl: :rotfl:
by member_22539
01 Jun 2016 11:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3559
Views: 425807

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

That would be me Arun ji? Nope, there are others who are more strenuous in their retaliation at any criticism directed at the services. Anyways, read the whole piece - it is full of how Shri Reddy did not inform Shri Christopher and how Shri Christopher never invited Shri Reddy to meetings. The art...
by member_22539
01 Jun 2016 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3559
Views: 425807

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 11 June 2014

Titbit from article on DRDO: Link M. Natarajan, who had worked on the Arjun MBT programme, wept at a meeting attended by defence minister A.K. Antony and services chiefs. He had to be consoled by another DRDO veteran, A. Sivathanu Pillai. Natarajan said the Army top brass ridiculed his presentation...
by member_22539
19 May 2016 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3717
Views: 501864

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^Did anyone notice that the helicopter featured in the video is not TD1 with the black and yellow colors, but another one with different decals, but same color scheme (the cockpit glass is different). Is it TD3 repainted or something new entirely.

By the way, nice decals :D
by member_22539
11 May 2016 07:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

BTW Ramdas ji, before you dismiss NaMo as being fake, in being attuned to big business, not a true nationalist, read this. http://www.foundingfuel.com/article/a-day-in-the-life-of-india/ Ctrl+F for Arun Maira if you wish to skip the whole article. Very easy to overlook all of this on a military for...
by member_22539
09 May 2016 09:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^Maybe, so will there be funding advances. Even scientists have to play bureaucratic politics for their (personals as well as organizational) goals. It may be more so in India, but it exists everywhere. Reason why Kalam was so revered was not just because he was an excellent scientist, it was becaus...
by member_22539
21 Apr 2016 18:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 513368

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^What is that pic of?

Edit: Got it.

Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_Co50

Some fancy sports car/plane right?
by member_22539
21 Apr 2016 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3400
Views: 338456

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Q: Who all are you competing with in this FICV segment ? A: The FICV EoI was issued to ten Indian players and some six responses, including ours have been received by the user. I would say, by and large, we are the solo respondent with completely indigenous solution. We understand and believe in th...
by member_22539
20 Apr 2016 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241401

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^What is the point of showing all this. What you bumpkins (as opposed to the suave and world wise DGMF) don't realize is that the DGMF is saving us pillions of dollas hanging on to the old rusted T-72 bridges and recovery vehicles (that will never wear out or reach end of life), which the T-72 upgra...
by member_22539
19 Apr 2016 18:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 513368

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

^Is it me, or does it look more streamlined and less messy than jet engines usually do?
by member_22539
19 Apr 2016 18:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2939
Views: 199478

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^They are using Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft guns as well.
by member_22539
19 Apr 2016 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 609527

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^Only the shell is automatically loaded right, the charge seems to be manually loaded. Any reason for that, any advantages/disadvantages?
by member_22539
18 Apr 2016 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 236848

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^How much is that in dollars? (I'm hopeless with numbers). Is it 45 to 46 million dollars?
by member_22539
17 Apr 2016 17:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 186776

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Saurav Jha ‏@SJha1618 9m9 minutes ago

The alignment with France is intended to be deep. But the French will have to part with a lot of tech for it to work.


It does seem to be more than just the Rafale.
by member_22539
16 Apr 2016 16:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 186776

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

^I kind of agree with that wonderful clip (I have binge watched the whole series once, a must see for everyone interested in politics and bureaucracy). Though I want the nuclear threat in our hands to be credible (along with our missile defenses), I don't think we will ever use them unless we have a...
by member_22539
16 Apr 2016 06:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 186776

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Look at the bright side. Now that Rafale is here, no more nonsense from Gripen, F-16 and F-18. Furthermore, the Rafale is so expensive that the IAF ain't going to have many of them. All in all, good news for the LCA.

This might end up being an Urvashi's Curse.
by member_22539
16 Apr 2016 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3400
Views: 338456

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Do you expect HAL to make seats? How many suppliers in India make aviation grade seats? Before you spew your venom on HAL, try doing some research. HAL has the design for a helicopter with insane high altitude performance and one which is the best in its class by some margin. Except for the engines...
by member_22539
15 Apr 2016 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3400
Views: 338456

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Gyan wrote:Wonder when will they enter into JV to indigenise the seat covers of ALH?


You may or may not know this, but the DID actually mention seats as part of indegenization in a JV once. I forgot which product it was. So, really, the jokes on you. They are one step ahead. :D
by member_22539
15 Apr 2016 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1486
Views: 195852

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

^The power of western propoganda. Even if you go sh!t in someone's neighborhood and the guy living there calls you out, you complain your bodily functions are oppressed by an aggressive thug.
by member_22539
15 Apr 2016 07:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 186776

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

^Why would he say anything good about that proposition (it is nothing else at this point), since he won't get the contract (some pvt sector company will) and it will be competitor to whatever his company is making (LCA/Rafale - unlikely at this point) and to HAL PERMANENTLY. On the other hand, I am ...
by member_22539
15 Apr 2016 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3400
Views: 338456

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Did anybody notice new DRDO programme for MPA based on C-295 in the video? Can I take credit for being the first to point out? :rotfl: I did notice that, but forgot to mention it (I posted the video some time after I actually saw it), but since you were the first to mention it, the credit is certai...
by member_22539
14 Apr 2016 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3400
Views: 338456

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

A superb new video by DRDO of their accomplishments with some mouthwatering slow-mo videos of Pinaka and such, along with perhaps the first video/pics of ATAGS.

http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=videoplay.jsp&vn=video/DRDO-Defexpo.mp4
by member_22539
12 Apr 2016 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 293017

Re: International Military & Space Discussion

Inside Erik Prince’s Treacherous Drive to Build a Private Air Force First, thank you so much for the wonderful article. Incredible, brilliant and admirable. The guy privately built a light attack plane for use in low-intensity warfare, the same thing that is actually one of the planes (crop duster ...
by member_22539
12 Apr 2016 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3090
Views: 400898

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

+1. Remember, they had to AVOID the Maginot line for the most part. The main attack bypassed it, which shows how much of a deterrent (at least in slowing it down) such a defense is, even for the blitzkrieg . We are talking of porki terrorists here, which is nothing compared to that. If we wall up al...
by member_22539
11 Apr 2016 04:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 582311

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

^Does he get paid per article? Does shame exist only as an abstract concept to him? Will he call day night and night day if I pay him enough?
by member_22539
11 Apr 2016 04:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 609527

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^I wish they would stop painting everything with that shiny crap paint that renders everything a glossy shoddy mess. Is matte paint so TFTA that we SDREs cannot afford it?
by member_22539
08 Apr 2016 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2774
Views: 400481

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

^Salaries and local exorbitantly overpriced equipment. At least they get someone to work those jobs, the white arabs aussies can't even get submariners for their endless submarine acquisition program.
by member_22539
07 Apr 2016 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1391
Views: 158656

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -3

Saurav Jha ‏@SJha1618 2h2 hours ago New Delhi, India Funnily enough even the wikipedia page says INS Aridhaman with an 'h'. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INS_Aridhaman Saurav Jha ‏@SJha1618 2h2 hours ago New Delhi, India And only somebody who doesn't know anything about reactor technology will thin...
by member_22539
01 Apr 2016 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3400
Views: 338456

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Shaun wrote:Out of the three test-fires, HeliNas hit the target twice.


Where does it say that?
by member_22539
31 Mar 2016 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3509
Views: 364651

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

I see where you were quoting the IR jammer from, its from Elbits brochre. But one hasn't been seen on Mk2 as of yet. IMO more than a IR jammer, they should go for a hard kill system but one which works against FSAPDS too, like an Iron Fist derivative. Then what is that panel like thing on the front...
by member_22539
30 Mar 2016 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Defexpo 2016
Replies: 78
Views: 4648

Re: Defexpo 2016

^WOW, that is just TFTA looking stuff. BRAVO.
by member_22539
30 Mar 2016 17:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241401

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^Damb squib or not, it won't stop someone from swooning over it sooner or later.

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