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by brar_w
20 Jan 2019 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1742
Views: 123752

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Obviously this could work as a desperate measure but there is good reason why you don't really want to be opening up nose cones or otherwise exposing sensitive electronic equipment to the elements like that as a routine procedure just in order to make something work. The effect on the ability to gen...
by brar_w
20 Jan 2019 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1742
Views: 123752

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Aiyoo! No way nam! Opening up the nose cone could likely expose the radar to the salty sea environment. I do not think that idea - of opening the nose cone - will work. It will also be bad for sortie generation when you have to do that much work to move an aircraft (ability to move aircraft around ...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

What happened to the Fitz must have its counterpart in the PLAN. If the chini tempo against the USN and Japan is so high then the sword must cut them as well. Not necessarily. Chinese Navy is not deployed in nearly as large numbers across the globe as the US Navy. Nor do as many ships operate from ...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

HOLY CRAP! I’d like see this come to fruition. lol Here's another configuration of a similar concept on the SA class. A 30+ foot diameter radar (compared to 14ft on the Flight III DDG-51) with a High-Energy Laser and the possibility to go with 200+ MK-41's. Recently, the US Navy is said to be consi...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Good to see Europe going ahead with its 5/6th Gen Fighter aircraft and UCAV program ......They are more keen on battled field integration across the spectrum over significant changes in aerodynamic capability , The FCAS resembles more like PAK-FA design including blended wing body fuselage and levc...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The US is reassessing its naval requirements for thd future and putting billions into large attractive targets for its enemies.Advocates of a new doctrine envisage numbers of light carriers/ amphibs with JSFs, plus large numbers of small unmanned armmed surface vessels which will be controlled by m...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1742
Views: 123752

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

The US is reassessing its naval requirements for thd future and putting billions into large attractive targets for its enemies.Advocates of a new doctrine envisage numbers of light carriers/ amphibs with JSFs, plus large numbers of small unmanned armmed surface vessels which will be controlled by m...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Initial source selection in progress for US Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft and new UAS; Jane's Defence Weekly ; 16-Jan-2019 The US Army is on track to move out with contract awards for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competitive prototype (FARA CP), as well as the Future Tac...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

This is also true for contemporary fighter development. Whether F22, F35, Rafale or Eurofighter, combat coded software lagged behind airframe. So F35 FOC will come in 2020's. There is no set FOC criteria set in stone for the F-35 nor is it milestone driven. IOC absolutely is and this is a defined c...
by brar_w
19 Jan 2019 03:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3528
Views: 744038

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

tsarkar wrote:
This is also true for contemporary fighter development. Whether F22, F35, Rafale or Eurofighter, combat coded software lagged behind airframe.



So F35 FOC will come in 2020's.


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by brar_w
18 Jan 2019 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

How can conditions get to this point? Chola In a way its sinic victory. Their constant needling has forced 7th fleet into a tempo that leaves no time for training or upkeep. This is now recorded in the findings. Its the most busy fwd deployed fleet This is spot on. The US Navy was stretched thin by...
by brar_w
18 Jan 2019 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Singapore identifies F-35 fighter jet to replace F-16s, expects to buy ‘small number’ for full testing SINGAPORE: Singapore expects to buy a "small number" of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for a full evaluation after it identified the jet as the “most suitable replacement” for its a...
by brar_w
18 Jan 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Chinmay the Japanese government and their industry partners had struggled for months on how to fund the internal investment required to set up the FACO with no direct funding provided by the government. Their industry had assumed that they would receive some sort of subsidy to fund the very small pr...
by brar_w
18 Jan 2019 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Singha ww2 in color on netflix has great footage of naval action in the Pacific and Atlantic.
by brar_w
17 Jan 2019 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 980
Views: 183307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Any version F-35 never was or is on offer to India despite media speculation I believe this is correct. There may have been demonstrations or presentations but a formal offer has never been made which entails many things in addition to the usual government to government offer. Things such as provid...
by brar_w
17 Jan 2019 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Raytheon's APG-79(v)4 AESA radar has won the USMC competition to replace 88 legacy APG-73 radars on the Classic Hornet. Raytheon selected for classic Hornet AESA radar upgrade The U.S. Marine Corps selected Raytheon's APG-79(v)4 AESA radar to equip its F/A-18C/D classic Hornet fleet. Raytheon (NYSE:...
by brar_w
17 Jan 2019 03:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 980
Views: 183307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Yes the payload for landing is going to be less than arrested recovery. But for SH and Raf both being CATOBAR types, changing into standard TO will shave off a considerable chunk from the normal TO load of both the aircrafts. How much is shaved off we'll have to see. It might come down to a matter ...
by brar_w
17 Jan 2019 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 980
Views: 183307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Infact I would argue without folding, the wingspan of F-35Bs are shorter than both of them even SH having it's wings folded. F-35B wingspan is 10.7 meters. F/A-18E/F folded wingspan is around 9.9 meters. For the vertical landing part, yes coming back with same load is a problem for vertical landing...
by brar_w
16 Jan 2019 18:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 980
Views: 183307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Modifications beyond that aren't easy or cheap either. F-35B's bring back weight in VL or SRVL is actually fairly good but the C2 and data handling modifications are also significant as some of the British media has pointed out with the QE class. I just see no way the existing carriers will be modif...
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I suppose the very strategy that allows France to be independent and have capabilities across the spectrum also hampers their way to get integrated in all European programs. Because it invariably means letting go significant work share to other nations and French companies cannot always have enough...
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 17:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

while the franco-german block and sometimes italy is willing to pay a bit more to develop own systems. There have been "blocks" in Europe that have gone out and partnered to develop capability. The Typhoon despite of France walking out has still managed to produce upwards of 500 aircraft ...
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 16:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

its always cheap and easy being a vassal of the khan and doing small scale stuff with "permission" like italy,uk,japan,korea strategic independence and avoiding the temptation of easy sugar on the table takes the mindset of a yogi. This is a strawman argument. There could have many other ...
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 16:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I don't think that it is. I would have expected a primary user fly-away cost in that range (80-90 Million) given that they already have the infrastructure in place for bed down so are paying very close to just the recurring cost. The latest US Navy Super Hornet Multi-Year-Procurement for 72 aircraf...
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 14:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2933
Views: 299603

Re: International Military Discussion

JayS it is a boost glide vehicle not a scramjet vehicle.
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 980
Views: 183307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Alternatively build only 3 Navantia JC family amphibs and a second sister CV to IAC-1 ( larger lifts) which could arrive far faster than a new 65K CV You cannot compare an aircraft carrier to an amphibious assault ship that can double up to support a deployed footprint of fixed wing aircraft. It is...
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

As per Dassualt website As of December 31st, 2018, the backlog includes 101 Rafale (73 Export and 28 France) 28 are part of the total 180 ordered out of which 152 are delivered. They also have upgrade contract for F3 to F3R I think, they delivered 2 upgraded jets to Navy. Current plan is to restart...
by brar_w
15 Jan 2019 01:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1073
Views: 107254

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The future of the US surface fleet: One combat system to rule them all https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/01/14/the-future-of-the-us-surface-fleet-one-combat-system-to-rule-them-all/ One disadvantage of having a large Navy, and a large navy with a very large Large Surface Combatant force (90 Cr...
by brar_w
14 Jan 2019 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

While the F4 will be quite capable and a vital upgrade to the Rafale, at some point France also has to look at how many aircraft it is buying. After deferring its own aircraft and planned production slots to export customers it hasn't really bought any new aircraft for a number of years now and I do...
by brar_w
14 Jan 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

South Korea getting ready for their F-35A IOC milestone - Two stealth jets to arrive in Korea by March Two F-35A stealth fighter aircraft will be delivered to South Korea from the U.S. by the end of March, a military source said Sunday. "Two F-35As out of 10, which the Air Force will receive th...
by brar_w
14 Jan 2019 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 980
Views: 183307

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

F-35B won't fit on the lifts and won't trap and I don't think the IN wants to convert the existing carriers to purely STOVL systems. F-35B's also has the worst payload and performance of the three variants and is only useful if you need them for LHA or STOVL carriers or for the role on land as the U...
by brar_w
13 Jan 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 37332

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

kit wrote:
has the biho undergone evaluation in any other country ??


It was evaluated by the US Army at White Sands Missile Range in late 2017 along with a bunch of other options for its interim Mobile SHORAD and SHORAD requirements.

by brar_w
13 Jan 2019 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

SSN-791 Block III Virginia class attack submarine rollout. SSN-790 and SSN-791 are the last two block III Virginia class subs to be delivered to the US Navy with and will be commissioned on February 2nd (SSN-790) and later in 2019 in the case of SSN-791. SSN-792 through SSN-801 will be block IV subm...
by brar_w
12 Jan 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

@UDDU, A carrier does not involve itself in FONOPS for the most part or deliberately get itself to within a dozen or so nautical miles of a disputed island or coastline. It operates in the blue water and puts a good stand off distance b/w itself and any potential red force or adversary land mass. It...
by brar_w
12 Jan 2019 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Looks like the Israeli-Croatian deal for 12 used but upgraded F-16 Baraks has fallen through thanks to the US not granting permission for the sale to go through. Israel fighter jet sale to Croatia falls through after US objections The reason they attribute to the deal not going through is wrong or ...
by brar_w
12 Jan 2019 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 412384

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

I got killaz on my payroll --------------------- Beijing announces deployment of 'carrier killer' after US warship sails near South China Sea The bot video aside, here is an OSINT analysis on the DF-26 deployment from Jane's Sean O' Connor: DF-26 TELs sighted at new PLARF training facility; 11-Jan-...
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 21:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 789
Views: 95587

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Two mango questions for brar sahab or anyone else who can answer: 1. I see a graph of unit prices starting from 241Mil USD to the current 89Mil or so. Are the unit prices of each LRIP contracts for F35 in their respective year dollar or all of them are in some constant year dollar term. On the F-35...

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