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by member_28756
24 Jun 2016 15:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a3e35348-2962-11e6-8b18-91555f2f4fde.html#axzz4CUcEnlLA Russia and China learn from each other as military ties deepen Charles Clover in Beijing Russia and China staged a bold new series of military manoeuvres last month. Not a single ship left port, nor did any tank fire u...
by member_28756
22 Jun 2016 03:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

The US is doing something about it. http://www.wired.com/2016/06/fastest-supercomputer-sunway-taihulight/ China’s New Supercomputer Puts the US Even Further Behind This week, the China’s Sunway TaihuLight officially became the fastest supercomputer in the world. The previous champ? Also from China. ...
by member_28756
21 Jun 2016 02:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/160991/20160526/worlds-first-quantum-communications-satellite-from-china-designed-to-thwart-hackers.htm ""they certainly has the NSA in mind :roll: "" The quantum communications satellite is expected to further supply power to China's 2,000-km (...
by member_28756
17 Jun 2016 08:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Second operational Y-20. Image from Twitter. It does not appear to have a rear loading ramp. No cargo palette capability yet? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClHdH6GUYAAtl0f.jpg Engines appear to be the same as Il 76 Even all the prototypes have loading ramp. http://www.janes.com/article/61026/china-ne...
by member_28756
08 Jun 2016 03:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/chinas-undersea-great-wall-16222?page=2 China's 'Undersea Great Wall' Beijing will build its next line of defense on the ocean floor. Lyle J. Goldstein May 16, 2016 Tweet Share  Share Printer-friendly version The above developments should serve as a warning th...
by member_28756
30 Apr 2016 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3400
Views: 489924

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-submarines-japan-defence-in-idUSKCN0XQ1FC How France sank Japan's $40 billion Australian submarine dream TOKYO/PARIS/SYDNEY | By Tim Kelly, Cyril Altmeyer and Colin Packham In 2014, a blossoming friendship between Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and ...
by member_28756
30 Apr 2016 03:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 257273

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36169079 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: US 'drops planned Pakistan F-16 fighter jet subsidy' By Brajesh Upadhyay BBC News, Washington 29 April 2016 From the section Asia A US-made F-16 jet fighterImage copyright AFP Image caption The eight F-16s and their equipment would ...
by member_28756
28 Apr 2016 03:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-successfully-tests-hypersonic-missile/ China Successfully Tests Hypersonic Missile Seventh test of new DF-ZF glider tracked over northern China BY: Bill Gertz April 27, 2016 5:00 am China successfully flight tested its new high-speed maneuvering warhead ...
by member_28756
27 Apr 2016 18:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

The drones are named Cai Hong, or Rainbow, with the bestselling CH-3 capable of firing missiles 10 kilometres (six miles) from a target and staying in the air for more than 10 hours, the report said. Wouldn't such drones come under MTCR? These drones if they fiy for 10 hours would clearly have a ra...
by member_28756
27 Apr 2016 02:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/China_exported_military_drones_to_10_nations_report_999.html China exported military drones to 10 nations: report by Staff Writers Beijing (AFP) April 21, 2016 China has exported military drones to more than 10 countries in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars,...
by member_28756
25 Apr 2016 00:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/59623/dsa-2016-china-details-ch-901-uav-and-loitering-munition DSA 2016: China details CH-901 UAV and loitering munition Richard D Fisher Jr, Kuala Lumpur - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly 19 April 2016 China's Poly Defense has provided details about its CH-901 man-portable tu...
by member_28756
24 Apr 2016 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 329270

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

In defense of IAF there have been many article in the west who are also skeptical about PAK FA. One can see just by the design its more crude not as smooth compared to other stealth fighters.
by member_28756
22 Apr 2016 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3552542/China-tests-nuke-longest-range-ballistic-missile-world-capable-striking-Britain-ten-warheads.html China tests ballistic missiles with the longest range in the world, capable of striking US or Britain with TEN nuclear warheads China has tested a weapon ...
by member_28756
16 Apr 2016 23:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

I strongly feel the same Vivek K, that this deal was totally unnecessary given a local program that is going strong. We need to strengthen LCA and AMCA factory lines more than Rafale. JMT, and biased to the fact that there is no clear and present danger to absorb such costly machines. It will eat u...
by member_28756
16 Apr 2016 05:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Exactly. It'd be lunacy to buy both Rafales and Super Hornets. One can only hope the plan for a new production line was a negotiating tactic on Parrikar's part. It is quite pointless to buy only 36 aircraft of a completely new type as well. It serves no purpose unless they plan on eventually buying...
by member_28756
14 Apr 2016 03:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Export "teens"to which nation? Almost every US ally has been operating them for decades and are dumping them for F-35s! We will be throwing away good cssh for legacy birds born 40 yrs ago! As some have said,if we want a US bird the JSF is a better bsrgain,but only after it has ben fully c...
by member_28756
04 Apr 2016 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/78081 Turkmenistan Shows Off New Chinese Rockets Screenshot of Turkmenistan state television showing what appears to be a Chinese HQ-9 air defense system during military exercises. Turkmenistan showed off its newly acquired Chinese air defense systems during military e...
by member_28756
31 Mar 2016 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

http://en.terra.com/news/news/uae_says_rafale_proposal_unworkable/act430073 UAE says Rafale proposal "unworkable" March 31, 2016 • 10:45AM "Regrettably Dassault seem unaware that all the diplomatic and political will in the world cannot overcome uncompetitive and unworkable commercial...
by member_28756
28 Mar 2016 18:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Indian Air Force is in crisis, says US think tank So what's new? The crisis has been known for around a decade now and crisis could turn into catastrophe if remedial measures are not taken asap.This report acknowledges in its recommendations that a key factor is cost,as it suggests that we buy the ...
by member_28756
25 Mar 2016 13:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

and meanwhile https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pentagon-lowers-f-35-acquisition-cost-estimate-423530/ is the F-35 Lightning II suddenly looking as a credible alternative to the Rafales ? ..esp if the americans can pitch in with an assembly line ? ( Read behind the scenes action on India m...
by member_28756
24 Mar 2016 13:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 446251

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9 , 2014

Karan M wrote:How do they know it was TOW 2A?
Also, Shtora was not on or did not defelct missile

Lots of T 90 don't have Shtora, I don't believe the Bhisma is equipped with it.
by member_28756
29 Feb 2016 04:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 257273

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/us-sell-f-16-fighter-jets-pakistan-despite-opposition-668421 Despite opposition from its own lawmakers and criticism from India, the United States will go ahead with the sale of eight Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, the US State Department reportedly said...
by member_28756
21 Feb 2016 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 329270

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

http://www.janes.com/article/58166/singapore-airshow-2016-analysis-pak-fa-s-asian-export-hopes-stymied-by-lack-of-fifth-generation-qualities Singapore Airshow 2016: Analysis - PAK-FA's Asian export hopes stymied by lack of 'fifth-generation' qualities Reuben F Johnson, Singapore - IHS Jane's Defence...
by member_28756
14 Feb 2016 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 257273

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

So what is total No of F-16's US has sold to Pakistan, 40 original, 32 F-16 Block 15 upgraded to Block 30 Statndard, 18 F-16 C/D, 15 Ex Jordaian F-16 upgraded to Block 30 plus 8, 113 F-16's. How many have crashed apart from the 8 upto 1992. AFter which Pakis claim none have crashed? Does Pakistan h...
by member_28756
13 Feb 2016 18:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

However, the defence ministry under Manohar Parrikar is expected to further hammer down the cost by opting out of unnecessary or what are called “over-specified” add-ons in Rafale fighters as per the initial MMRCA contract. This bothers me. The price is so expensive and its still a cut back version.
by member_28756
30 Jan 2016 03:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Among the issues, China's J-20 and J-31 stealth fighters cannot super-cruise, or fly at supersonic speeds like their closest rivals, Lockheed Martin's F-22 and F-35 stealth planes, without using after-burners, said two industry sources who follow Beijing's military programmes closely. After-burners...
by member_28756
28 Jan 2016 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Viv S wrote:Deadline for wrapping up deal - June 2016.

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Hmmm this new deadline by the French is probably because of the new imminent sale to UAE. They are going to put that deal for 60 as a priority thus this new attitude and pressure.
by member_28756
27 Jan 2016 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

^^^^^ Not a difficult decision. India cannot afford to invest in SL. However, the Chinese are investigating the head of their stats dept, the one that has been providing glowing reports on the Chinese economy. In fact today one reporter from a fin mag asked a Chinese hot shot if their economy would...
by member_28756
27 Jan 2016 03:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

What is Sri Lanka doing ? Are they being two faced here. :roll: http://colombogazette.com/2016/01/17/chinese-navy-war-ships-arrive-in-sri-lanka-despite-indian-concerns/ Chinese navy war ships arrive in Sri Lanka despite Indian concerns By admin on January 17, 2016 - 14:29 Three Chinese warships arri...
by member_28756
27 Jan 2016 03:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Going just by the number of aircraft built, the Chinese J-20 program seems ahead of the Russian PAK FA, with the ninth J-20 prototype taking to the skies last month. Very clean design. Big focus on the RCS - faceted sensors. Also, note the sawtooth edges on the flap actuators. Image 1 Image 2 Image...
by member_28756
26 Jan 2016 04:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dassault-to-work-with-india-to-build-on-new-rafale-a-421190/ Dassault to work with India to build on new Rafale agreement 25 January, 2016 BY: Murdo Morrison Paris Dassault says it will “go step by step” to securing further Rafale orders from India after pr...
by member_28756
24 Jan 2016 02:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Looking at the offset issue etc. of the Raffy,I have a novel idea about finding FGFA funding.Offer the LCA TOT as part in a free/part barter exchange ! Russia has no MIG-21 replacement at all of which hundreds ,perhaps a 1000 are still in service worldwide and require replacing.It could be marketed...
by member_28756
22 Jan 2016 08:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Guess what in our era looks like this NASA F-1 VSTOL from a few decades ago (I think in the 60-70's): http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/aavp/images/AC80_0459_2_M.jpg In a transonic wind tunnel at Ames. Hmmm looks similar http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Tigershark99/J-20%202016%20-%2018_12_15%2...
by member_28756
20 Jan 2016 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1657
Views: 275268

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/ It’s Russia’s turn to learn that stealth warplanes are hard to do By David AxeJanuary 20, 2016 After confronting serious technical and economic difficulties, Russia has dramatically cut ...
by member_28756
18 Jan 2016 04:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 309377

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Vivek K wrote:1,000 LCA and 2500 Arjuns plus another 2500 - 10000 exports to Vietnam and African countries.

I think you are being modest. :D At least 20000 to those countries.
by member_28756
14 Jan 2016 08:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 249441

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

It will consume huge amount of resources for a long time at other cost. :roll:
by member_28756
08 Jan 2016 02:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 257273

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

This is getting hilarious :(( :(( http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=41873:nigeria-acquiring-jf-17-fighters&catid=35:Aerospace&Itemid=107 The Nigerian Air Force aims to acquire three JF-17 Thunder fighter jets this year, and has budgeted $25 mill...
by member_28756
07 Jan 2016 04:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 257273

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

neoankit wrote:http://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/pakistan-to-sell-8-jf-17-thunder-fighter-jets-to-sri-lanka-inks-eight-agreements/articleshow/50457533.cms

Baki bandar goes to Lanka ... bit ironical :((

Rumours Nigeria and Burma will be next.
by member_28756
03 Jan 2016 21:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

I am interested on the info you got on so called Chinese Aegis any link you can provide ? Thanks. The problem is even if all 4 Vishak class construction is cranked its still not does not counter the rapid construction in the long run, Not even close. My chinese Aegis comment was just sarcastic comm...
by member_28756
03 Jan 2016 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 78471

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

For people who can read bengali - this is not a good omen Salient points: Chinese troops are learning hindi to pick up security details in Arunachal border. Since mandarin is more difficult, we are at disadvantage. Why is it more difficult ? there are Westerners who are fluent on the language, if t...

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