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by brar_w
22 Sep 2019 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1958
Views: 429925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

You can’t really attribute a displacement for a surface combatant whereby it can carry BM. Currently, both the MK-41 and MK-57 are capable of launching what could be clubbed in SRBM-MRBM and medium ranger hypersonic weapons. These can go on large frigates or even small destroyers if those are optimi...
by brar_w
21 Sep 2019 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1958
Views: 429925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

That fantasy cruiser is probably something not even the USN can afford :)
by brar_w
21 Sep 2019 19:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710497

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

NASAMS is not a BMD system and is not a Raytheon product. The SI and prime is Kongsberg of Norway.
by brar_w
21 Sep 2019 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

MQ-25 Slated For At-Sea Testing In Fiscal 2022 The U.S. Navy intends to bring the MQ-25A Stingray unmanned refueling tanker to an aircraft carrier in fiscal 2022 or 2023, according to an official. A Boeing test asset for the U.S. Navy MQ-25A Stingray unmanned refueling tanker completed its first fl...
by brar_w
21 Sep 2019 04:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Check Out These Stunning Photographs Of Four F-35s In “Beast Mode” During “Panther Beast” Competition At Luke AFB “Panther Beast” is a competition organized by 63rd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, on Aug. 27, 2019. The name comes from the 63rd’s nickname (“Panther”) and the fact t...
by brar_w
20 Sep 2019 20:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

MQ-25 first flight pictures courtesy Mark Nankivil - https://i.postimg.cc/W1FwrPdL/MQ-25-aa3.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4yf1h79B/MQ-25-AA4.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/K8sNh9wf/MQ-25-FF-2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qM07ycgk/MQ25.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/28XxV587/MQ-25-AA1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/BQvgSFsv/M...
by brar_w
20 Sep 2019 19:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Meanwhile, as Airbus, Boeing, Dassault et al are producing graphics, and cardboard/plastic models Kratos is not only flying its loyal-wingman (including runway independent take off and recovery) but is also getting ready to integrate mission systems and even weapons...And they are on record of stati...
by brar_w
20 Sep 2019 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics



MQ-25 and how it differs from recovery tanker operations currently performed by the Super Hornet -

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by brar_w
20 Sep 2019 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works®, the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Air Force successfully connected an F-35, U-2 and a multi-domain ground station in a ground-breaking test demonstrating multi-domain operations and the secure distribution of sensitive information across multiple plat...
by brar_w
19 Sep 2019 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Acting SecAF Donovan announces B-21 manufacturing, testing locations While speaking at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Donovan remarked on the Air Force’s B-21 program noting, “the development of the B-21 Raider is on schedule and the first test aircraft is under produc...
by brar_w
18 Sep 2019 17:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430872

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Secondly yes how do tests done on trial objects compare with one in real life against maneuverable aircraft. You test against target drones, and other systems that represent a particular threat you may be interested in replicating. This, after individual component testing in both a simulated and li...
by brar_w
17 Sep 2019 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710497

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

None of those airborne radars have GaN. The USAF has seem to drawn a line around power and efficiency gains it needs before it ramps up full scale upgrade and replacement. This means that capabilities at much lower T/M/I RL's like microfluid cooling etc. have to come mainstream before it begins to p...
by brar_w
16 Sep 2019 21:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

No this is true..Boeing has been having severe quality control issues with that program which is typical for their firm when they are in a commercial boom period as they assign their B or C teams to the defense side programs. I think the best option (USAF perspective) is for their defense and commer...
by brar_w
16 Sep 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Raytheon unveiled its entry into the Small Advanced Capability Missile (or derivative) category for the AFRL/USAF. They've been working on it for a few years and I believe they were put on an S&T contract a couple of years back as well. Raytheon is perhaps also the only company in the world that...
by brar_w
15 Sep 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Sneak peek: Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band on a Growler Below are the first images of Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band on the EA-18 GROWLER. NGJ-MB is a high-capacity and high-power airborne electronic attack weapon system. It will protect air forces by denying, degrading and disrupting threat rada...
by brar_w
15 Sep 2019 18:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Air Refueling Capable E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Joins U.S. Navy Fleet An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye capable of aerial refueling landed at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 9, officially marking the arrival of this upgraded aircraft to the fleet. The aerial-refueling-capable E-2D joined the “Greyhawks” of Carrier ...
by brar_w
14 Sep 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Air Force Touts B-1B Bomber's Potential To Carry Huge Hypersonic Missiles And External Stores https://the-drive.imgix.net/https%3A%2F%2Fapi.thedrive.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2019%2F09%2Fcvvvs.jpg%3Fquality%3D85?w=1920&auto=compress%2Cformat&ixlib=js-1.4.1&s=4b531ff0ade62b268dc930cef...
by brar_w
12 Sep 2019 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1688
Views: 430872

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Iron Dome is entirely a different beast. It was a system designed in specific for the short range rocket/SRBM threat of the kind faced by Israel from Hezbollah and Hamas. As such it may be of limited use for our field Army or AF installations located deeper within India, and may be of use for the A...
by brar_w
12 Sep 2019 06:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Poland buys 32 F-35A for $6.5B https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/poland-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-aircraft So nearly $200 million per bird, without any weaponry. That is not a sale. That is an FMS notification based on the maximum amount of resources the US is willing to offer to Poland. It als...
by brar_w
12 Sep 2019 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388788

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

JayS wrote:Seen a picture of that A10 I think, with F22 in its kill list painted on fuselage.


There is a story and background somewhere as well. I’ll try to dig it up..
by brar_w
11 Sep 2019 21:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Some major themes are lots of unmanned enablers, AI and a LEO basee space constellation that aids in Air Superiority.. USAF’s Dogfight Power Curve “China and Russia understand the value of stealth,” said retired USAF Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, head of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. “T...
by brar_w
10 Sep 2019 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2370
Views: 388788

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

Any reason why F-22 lost out to Rafale in this BFM ? Was this discussed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOswfrc7Xtg BFM exercises are never set out as duels to judge who is the better pilot or which aircraft is superior. They are usually playing out set scenarios with blue and red forces gener...
by brar_w
10 Sep 2019 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

U.S. military spaceplane breaks its own longevity record in orbit A robotic U.S. military spaceplane surpassed 719 days in orbit Monday, setting a new record for the longest flight of the Air Force’s winged X-37B orbiting experiment platform nearly two years after launching from Florida on a SpaceX...
by brar_w
10 Sep 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1118
Views: 155161

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

So besides the smallish order from Russia?, has anyone else taken up the "new" MiG-35? or the old MiG-35?
by brar_w
10 Sep 2019 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1958
Views: 429925

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Is it this? Guess this is why the idea never took off! US Navy looking at bringing retired carrier USS Kitty Hawk out of mothballs https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11316/us-navy-looking-at-bringing-retired-carrier-uss-kitty-hawk-out-of-mothballs 08 June 2017 That was a budget trick and not rea...
by brar_w
09 Sep 2019 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317741

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

I don’t think the F-22 flying test bed was ever modified for Cheek array testing but I can check the ATF bible to see if that was the case. Adding cheek arrays is a fairly straight forward process as long as the operator considers the capability worth paying for compared to alternative investment pr...
by brar_w
09 Sep 2019 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 141210

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

With the F-35B, naval aviation really includes the LHD/A class ships too. Japan, Korea and Turkey are banking in this with their flattops. These classes are easier to build. (Cheen has built out their Vikrant-sized 40K ton Type 075 from keel to near completion in three months -- compared to four ye...
by brar_w
07 Sep 2019 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710497

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

There won't be a 2000 TRM GaN jet FCR! For the simple reason, the jet won't be able to provide enough power for such a radar! A 10W 2k TRM GaAs can theorically pump out 20KW power. A 30W GaN 2k TRM will do 60KW! Jet's cannot produce so much power. There is no FCR radar pumping out 20KW, forget 60kW...
by brar_w
07 Sep 2019 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1118
Views: 155161

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

Lockheed Martin is yet to engage in a single Commercial deal on the F-35 and it is widely believed that such an arrangement has not been sanctioned by the US DOD and Congress. The level of pre-operational export clearance granted by the US Congress on F-35 systems virtually guarantees that most of n...
by brar_w
06 Sep 2019 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317741

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

That is what the official brochures have said over the years though LM let the cat out of the bag a few years ago when they proposed a comms solution between F-22 and F-35 using installed/existing L-band apertures in the wings. Lockheed even demo’d L band transmission through these channels as part ...
by brar_w
06 Sep 2019 22:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317741

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

Wow. The ATF/F-22A planned for L-Band arrays too? I thought the ECM functions for the APG-77 and the cheek arrays were dropped later (cost?). Low frequency arrays exist in the wings of both the F-22A and F-35 (all variants) and are part of the IFF, EW and CNI suite. How exactly these aircraft use t...
by brar_w
06 Sep 2019 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317741

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

They are using LO RCS + ECM to degrade the opponent FCR range, L-Band wing arrays to cue high power X band beams vs VLO threats, ECM + radical manouever to degrade the missile Pk, cheek arrays to crank optimally and guide their missiles in (this will work best against conventional threats, so pack ...
by brar_w
06 Sep 2019 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317741

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

76 aircraft is 3 regiment from RuAF pov and if you add the 10 PT , That close to 4 Squadron. As I said the order and plan announced this June points to 76 serially produced aircraft over the next 9-10 years. I don't count prototypes as serially produced aircraft but I guess the number is still fair...
by brar_w
06 Sep 2019 09:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 503435

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

where as tejas mk1 because of lack of IRST can be termed as 3.5 gen. :rotfl: F22 never got IRST F35 now getting under chin as an afterthought http://alert5.com/2016/03/08/lockheed-martin-comes-up-with-new-sensors-for-f-15-f-35/ So LACK OF IRST = 3.5 Generation? :rotfl: F-35 always had an EOTS mount...
by brar_w
06 Sep 2019 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2740
Views: 317741

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

A Rosoboronexport representative told Jane's that the Su-57E has state clearance for export and the latest aircraft is a priority in its business plans. Rosoboronexport is now hoping to begin initial discussions with undisclosed potential foreign customers. However, there are no formal requests to ...
by brar_w
05 Sep 2019 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

http://www.navair.navy.mil/sites/g/files/jejdrs536/files/styles/crop_16_9/public/190802-N-CE233-045.JPG?h=e0d2d2dd&itok=_vPRHChm The first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Engineering Development Model pod arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after a trek across America late July. Members...
by brar_w
31 Aug 2019 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1421
Views: 197100

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Here’s who will build and integrate the first hypersonic weapon system prototype Dynetics Technical Solutions will be the first to manufacture a set of hypersonic glide body prototypes while Lockheed Martin will serve as the weapon system integrator, according to a U.S. Army announcement. The other...
by brar_w
31 Aug 2019 06:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 329056

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

But a couple of points : Boeing did invest > $ 2 billion in 10 white tail C17 planes (over a year's worth) at a time when overall Boeing (cvil+military) net profit was ~$5 billion. Boeing invested in extra C-17's because it had a market signal that there would be customers. It was right and it sold...
by brar_w
29 Aug 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3744
Views: 329056

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Rakesh wrote:Brar, what is the USAF's long term plan for the C-17 replacement?


There are a few S&T programs the AF research lab is running for long term needs, but to get a proper replacement that is 15-20% more efficient and also enhances performance is going to take a couple of decades .

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