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by Khalsa
13 Jun 2019 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

^If we want to build 42 A-320 type planes a year, then HAL is not the right entity for it. It demands a different work culture and different infrastructure. Gold struck right here !! HAL seems to be becoming a failure because we are myopically using it as a looking glass for everything. HAL must be...
by Khalsa
12 Jun 2019 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

What have you done to my Phillip you yankee scoundrel ? Fair enough Phillip, In other news Kiwis have bypassed tender to replace their ageing vintage 4 X C-130 with 6 X C-130Js nothing beats the deep support there but I repeat. the request is for a platform ... not a plane. Let me ask this another ...
by Khalsa
12 Jun 2019 04:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

UlanBatori wrote:Did they find the missing AN32?

Yes
by Khalsa
11 Jun 2019 14:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I agree with just the last last half sentence of yours. Il-76 are not heavy future we need to think about. That is covered off by the C-17. Right now the C-17 and IL-76 are filling up the medium spectrum because no one else can. Plus lets think outside the transport spectrum as well. EW Tanker AWACS...
by Khalsa
10 Jun 2019 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Dear Phillip I thought the problem was the oligarchs were part of the pro Rus govt and these days out of fashion with the power. ANyway The An-70 is a platform that we want to "lock stock , barrel and the kitchen sink". getting the same from the IL Bureau for the MTA or the Il-76/78 is not...
by Khalsa
10 Jun 2019 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126214

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Guys I think there are some non bison Mig21s out there. Not trainers.
by Khalsa
08 Jun 2019 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Before you look at An-70 vs A400 vs A330 MRTT vs anything else, it's important to understand the usecases and requirements and only then decide what fits the bill. IMO, a heavy airlifter is going to have moderate use in peace time, very heavy use in war and disaster times. At a minimum, you'd want ...
by Khalsa
07 Jun 2019 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8RmB0GUEAA6XzH.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D8RmB0RV4AARrSF.jpg Very important step by Navy Chief in preventing sycophancy that was creeping into a professional organization. something that has been missed. These 26 items are worth reading again and again. I found th...
by Khalsa
07 Jun 2019 17:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126214

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

Good ask Lakshman, we operate more than Bisons. The squadron that is due to change over to Rafael is not operating Bisons but a type 96 i believe.
by Khalsa
07 Jun 2019 17:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Which is exactly where I think they are. Engine replacement flexibility is enormous. If we build the avionics ground up along with airframe, how is it any worse than building Tejas It would be a good idea if India takes it over lock stock and barrel. Agreed and that is what I am advocating for. It ...
by Khalsa
07 Jun 2019 02:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Ultimately, a decision needs to made (sooner rather than later). The AN-70 seems promising if the sellers play ball and part with EVERYTHING. Which is exactly where I think they are. Engine replacement flexibility is enormous. If we build the avionics ground up along with airframe, how is it any wo...
by Khalsa
07 Jun 2019 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Ah okay. I thought some build was in Turkey as well
by Khalsa
06 Jun 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3698
Views: 300768

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The proposal for a platform https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Antonov_An-70_Ramenskoye_Airport_2013_%28cropped%29.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-70 The current aircraft An aircraft that sits just between a C-130 and a C-17 or IL-76. The An-70 has a relative short tak...
by Khalsa
06 Jun 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I just would not trust the sick man of Europe to build me ships. Will these come with gps trackers for Pakistani submarines?
by Khalsa
05 Jun 2019 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642707

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I don't know why so many on BR are disappointed that Kaiser Tufail is singing the Pakistani song... Last I checked his passport is Pakistani. Get over it boys. He is good enemy, he is loyal and supporting his flag. If you want to get a reality check then check one his interviews in which he dissess...
by Khalsa
05 Jun 2019 14:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692522

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

@chola I am very familiar with the An-12s. the IAF An-32 officers were elated when the An-12s retired because the engines were used as a big repository for spares with the 32s. Hence why they soldiered on so well. I think its a good time to discuss transport options for the future IAF. Might move to...
by Khalsa
05 Jun 2019 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188246

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The domestic economy is on the verge of collapse. The IMF fund was requested because the Chinese and the Arabian loans/ baksheeshs were not enough or just covered the military funding which the domestic could not make up. Now on top of that the country is spiralling towards the proverbial shit hole ...
by Khalsa
05 Jun 2019 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188246

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Voluntary!!
I laughed first then I realised it is the truth. Military realised this shit is unsustainable
by Khalsa
05 Jun 2019 07:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3832
Views: 692522

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://i.ibb.co/pjY50kf/6-F50-E34-A-6940-4761-BB5-F-E02-F6-CFC964-F.jpg That is a gorgeous bird. Well done to them for reverse engineering or whatever they did. They now own a platform. A decent sized story that has increased their confidence enough to build a C17 IL76 hybrid. We will need to head...
by Khalsa
04 Jun 2019 15:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2463
Views: 291092

Re: Military Flight Safety

Yeah I can't believe he did that. That is the cardinal rule taught at all flight schools. Stick within 100 metres of your wreckage for the first 7 days when SAR tempo is the highest. Either way a damned fine and a sobering read. Kudos to him for putting it together. I agree its time to rock the boat...
by Khalsa
01 Jun 2019 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207667

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Chola, I wish the HAL team / the Tejas team the very best but at this moment.
I stand with Kartik.
Arrest that huge retirement coming from the MiG-21s by concentrating with the local market.
We must we must sanction another line for the Manufacturing of the Tejas Mk1A
by Khalsa
30 May 2019 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642707

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

PIA is not hurting. There were very very few flights going east and now there are none. But Paki consumers who need to head east are hurting. Also hurting is highly reduced overflight dollars coming into Paki coffers. I think its hurting us a bit more than them. Our absorption capacity is bigger th...
by Khalsa
30 May 2019 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558406

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

Missed opportunity or what? Could been bought by India. Brazil sells its Mirage 2000s to French company that will use them as Contracted Aggressors https://theaviationgeekclub.com/brazil-sells-its-mirage-2000s-to-french-company-that-will-use-them-as-contracted-aggressors/ Not really ? All the aircr...
by Khalsa
30 May 2019 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416084

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

I think the plan is to have a deep overhaul and not an upgrade once mfg is completed.
But hey.... a good time to boost up and perhaps upgrade
by Khalsa
30 May 2019 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 17425

Re: LCA Tejas Mk1 Picture Thread

Kartik wrote:Image

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The present and immediate future of IAF.
Nice Piccy
by Khalsa
30 May 2019 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207667

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Is the photographer using special effects in this photo? Usually Tejas is always very MATT FINISH, but here its shining glossy. There is a lot of going in there and yes special capture and special effects are being used to enhance the shimmering of the sunlight / light of the metallic body. The a/c...
by Khalsa
26 May 2019 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188246

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

and i would disprove that assertion the moment we go back to how many tests were done on that date in the yesteryears.
Forget my above.... after Ramazan ... why do you need to test a Nuclear missile...
by Khalsa
23 May 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188246

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Its a thinly veiled message to India/BJP/Modi that endorsement at home does not equal Pakistan being a pushover. They are nervous about the return of the right and are marking territory.

Unfortunately their Nuclear bluff has been called, lets carry on and bash them regardless.
by Khalsa
22 May 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207667

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Who is to say Malaysian AF will not conduct joint air exercises with their Ummah Brothers, Pakis? We have taken Su-30 MKI to Nellis and beyond. We have closely trained with Singapore F-16s. Don't confuse joy ride the enemy's equipment with the ability to deploy 4 squadrons of Tejas Mk1. On other ha...
by Khalsa
21 May 2019 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207667

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

On the other hand I think the only Tejas that will be sold will be the Mk1A and we could possibly be looking additional production lines forming up.
by Khalsa
21 May 2019 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1578
Views: 327509

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

New surface-to-air missile technology reduces radar signature of navy fleet
http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/05/new-surface-to-air-missile-technology.html

Good read.
by Khalsa
20 May 2019 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3040
Views: 414441

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

A lot of phardi (mountaineous) language is mixed in his Punjabi. Not the chaste Punjabi expected from a Lahorite. Must be expected influence as we moved North and slight west_ish of the West Panjab areas. Otherwise the two pilot theory seems confirmed. Also he points to one of the pilot floating dow...
by Khalsa
18 May 2019 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 762
Views: 207667

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6xFLj8UEAEuNHI?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, is on an official visit to AFS Sulur- 'Home base to Tejas'. The CAS, interacted with the team 'FLYING DAGGERS' during the visit. https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1129...
by Khalsa
14 May 2019 15:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126214

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

F-21 offends me at some many levels. I know its a re-painted F-16 i.e renamed. Changing its name is somehow magically increasing its air frame hours by 33% engine options are now called engine matrixes... Keanu Strikes !! Somehow I will forget that sometimes you gave for free other times at discount...
by Khalsa
13 May 2019 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526815

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

^^^The fact that we did not go beyond one regiment of Tungushka should tell you something. Bloody Hell, I have some reading up to do. Been too busy chasing Arjuns and Tejas. i need to get another hobby ;-) Fair enough Rohit. Thasts good to know. So with that info I am just going to guess that we ar...
by Khalsa
12 May 2019 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3809
Views: 526815

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://defenceupdate.in/k30-biho-v-s-tunguska-m1-v-s-pantsir-s1-indian-army-selected-k-30-biho-close-range-air-defence-system/ India has finally selected the South Korean-made Hanwha K-30 Biho, designed mainly to protect forward maneuver units. Further official confirmation properly documented is ...
by Khalsa
10 May 2019 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4820
Views: 642707

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Wait who was classmates?
by Khalsa
08 May 2019 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 188246

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

it will be like Iran's Qaher 313. LoL. The Qaher 313 is such a bizarre attempt. That flimsy craft obviously can't flight. Kind of taints the rest of their projects. I thought they did a good job of reverse-engineering the F-5 and J-85 turbojet -- a far greater effort than any of the Pakis' screw an...
by Khalsa
02 May 2019 06:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 558406

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

Rakesh wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1123560671092908032 ----> Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria takes over as the Vice Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force.

Oh my God, all these years I thought you were an admiral. ;-)

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