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by brar_w
18 Jan 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 92353

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. This means that the costs are rolled into the production and passed along therefore making the F-...
by brar_w
18 Jan 2019 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3276
Views: 410015

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: 957
Views: 177242

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 957
Views: 177242

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: 957
Views: 177242

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: 957
Views: 177242

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 2930
Views: 298073

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: 957
Views: 177242

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 1072
Views: 106488

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 957
Views: 177242

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: 115
Views: 34465

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: 3276
Views: 410015

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: 3276
Views: 410015

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: 764
Views: 92353

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: 3276
Views: 410015

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: 764
Views: 92353

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...
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 11:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3276
Views: 410015

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Kashi wrote:
Of course none of this is unlikely to change the situation, but it's a distraction that both US and Japanese governments can do without.


Right and this is why I said that politically, the strategic presence at Okinawa is safe and the US presence is not going away from there.
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3276
Views: 410015

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Analysis and Commentary on the January 7th FONOP from Jane's Navy International: US maintains Western Pacific patrols despite Chinese warnings;10-Jan-2019;Jane's Navy International China has increased the rhetorical heat against US naval presence in the Western Pacific. Michael Fabey reports on the ...
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 10:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3276
Views: 410015

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

^ There is something terribly wrong with these fake bot videos and I am not sure there is any quality control or enough value for them to be useful to a serious mil forum/discussion. It was the USS McCambell (DDG-85) and not USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) that conducted the FONOP on January 7th which ...
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 09:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3276
Views: 410015

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

RO9ignqhxW0 same dor okinawa which is a major usmc and fighter base Okinawa is also a political hot potato, daily protests by residents against the air bases and overflights. The troops aren't going anywhere. There is relocation which will happen but as long as there is a security alliance there wi...
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3276
Views: 410015

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Venautu won't happen but the US Navy has committed to jointly modernizing the Lombrum naval base at Manus in Papua New Guinea. https://news.usni.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Screen-Shot-2018-11-22-at-8.28.22-PM.png https://news.usni.org/2018/11/23/australia-u-s-set-expand-papa-new-guinea-naval-base
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 92353

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Stratolaunch airplane nears first flight https://spacenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/stratolaunch-taxi-jan19.jpg SEATTLE — The latest taxi test of the giant aircraft being developed by Stratolaunch for its air-launch system is a sign the plane’s first flight may take place soon. The company an...
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 92353

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

There is already a fully developed and operational, fully digital AESA based active/passive Electronic Warfare/Electronic Attack defensive suite for the F-16 family in the Falcon Edge. The problem is that it is not something they can backfit on USAF aircraft affordably because of its size, power and...
by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 92353

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

2019 is the first year where the official USAF F-35A flight demonstration takes to the sky (Franborough and PAS were done by Company test pilots)..Here's a video someone filmed of the first flight team training for the show season -

by brar_w
11 Jan 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 92353

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Britain OKs F-35 For Front-Line Service Britain has declared an initial operating capability (IOC) with the short takeoff and landing version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The UK has become the fourth nation to make the F-35 ready for front-line operations, as Britain’s fast jet fleets undergo ...
by brar_w
10 Jan 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3428
Views: 723181

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

The article seems to suggest the selling point of the 2 seater LCA is as an "advanced trainer" which doubles up as a fighter - on a budget. Only a few aircraft in the world fit this profile. The T-50/F/A-50, and the M346 both have advanced trainer and light fighter elements depending via ...
by brar_w
10 Jan 2019 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 92353

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Rafale Deliveries Rise In 2018 Dassault Aviation delivered 12 Rafale fighter jets in 2018, including three jets delivered to France and nine elsewhere, compared to nine deliveries in 2017, the company reports. In 2018, Dassault took orders for 12 Rafale jets as Qatar took options for the aircraft. ...
by brar_w
10 Jan 2019 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1072
Views: 106488

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Read lreports about latest US tests lsst year with near hyper- velocity rounds fired from std. naval guns, requiring no huge power banks required for rail guns. Modified projectiles. Far cheaper than a rail gin, plus makes any warship that has a legacy main gun which can fire rounds of the same cal...
by brar_w
09 Jan 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 764
Views: 92353

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The duopoly needs to be and will be broken eventually though I doubt the definitive blow would come from the lower end low-margin side of the business. The A320 and 737 have competed away a lot of the profits in this sector and new enterants will only further add to this from an OEM perspective. I t...

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