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by Chinmay
13 Sep 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 901
Views: 82184

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

What would the operational role of such a weapon be, given that the -158B, and JSOW will cover the lower range(300-500nm) spectrum while the AGM-86 and THawks will cover the long range spectrum of targets?
by Chinmay
12 Sep 2018 10:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3221
Views: 366233

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Why Boeing, and not Lockheed Martin, given that LM is the one with most experience of designing and manufacturing an operational stealth fighter?
by Chinmay
06 Sep 2018 15:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1724
Views: 214377

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

nvishal wrote:btw, the mh60 helicopters primary role is troop transport, search and rescue, and other standard roles. The indian networks are billing it as an anti-submarine helicopter.


The MH60 Romeo's primary role is ASW
by Chinmay
06 Sep 2018 14:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1724
Views: 214377

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

COMCASA signed

BREAKING: India & U.S. sign landmark Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), one of 3 foundational agreements. This one facilitates Indian operation of high-end secured/encrypted communication equipment on American platforms
by Chinmay
03 Sep 2018 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 163044

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

I feel the MH-60 and NASAMS deals were the sweeteners for CAATSA exemption and S-400. It is unlikely that the F-XXs will be part of the IAF, but the aerial component will be the UAVs which the IN (also IAF?) wants and more Apaches.

Just a hypothesis though.
by Chinmay
30 Aug 2018 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 256821

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Welcome back brar_w!
by Chinmay
30 Aug 2018 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 176
Views: 24283

Re: Joint Military Exercises News & Discussion

Indian Flankers star in Pitch Black Without doubt, the major highlight of the exercise was the participation of the Indian Air Force (IAF). This came in the form of four Sukhoi Su-30MKIs from No 102 Squadron ‘Trisonics’ at Air Force Station (AFS) Chabua, which was augmented with personnel from No 1...
by Chinmay
25 Aug 2018 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4450
Views: 817277

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

What exactly does procurement of "4 sets from abroad while sourcing 10 more via the indigenous route" mean? JV and local manufacture as before (LRSAM) or two separate systems?
by Chinmay
02 Aug 2018 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4450
Views: 817277

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Noob question, but can the AAD be used as a long range SAM?
by Chinmay
02 Aug 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2343
Views: 466213

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

Shouldn't we consider statements made in Parliament as true, instead of unnamed sources in the media?
by Chinmay
01 Aug 2018 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 163044

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

Rakesh saar, those range numbers are to be taken with a handful of salt. Also, availability is dependent upon funds and since we are paying for 75% availability, it will be so. If we are willing to spare the cash for the Sukhois, then I believe their availability rates could be increased as well. Th...
by Chinmay
30 Jul 2018 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1724
Views: 214377

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Which missile do we already have that we are substituting with imports and thus constitutes a diversion of orders from the domestic defense industry? I believe he's referring to the NASAMS deal being reported in the media. NASAMS overlaps with and is probably inferior to Akash and MRSAM, which are ...
by Chinmay
27 Jul 2018 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 163044

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

What will the weapons on Rafale, besides Scalp and Meteor ? I guess Mica, AASM Hammer.... Will Rafale use Lightneing 4 being procured from Israeli or would we be "forced" to use Damocles or Areos pod ? SCALP, Meteor, Mica, SPICE-1000. Lightening G4 integration is part of the deal and Areo...
by Chinmay
26 Jul 2018 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 68360

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Was this posted before? https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/cag-slams-navy-for-delay-in-asw-corvettes-project/articleshow/59702980.cms The Comptroller and Auditor General has come down hard on the Indian Navy for causing inordinate delay in construction of four anti-submarine warfare c...
by Chinmay
23 Jul 2018 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4450
Views: 817277

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ArjunPandit wrote:
Chinmay wrote:NASAMS for India?

Is this DDM? I've never heard of the IAF being remotely interested in NASAMS, given that the IAF already operates Spyder and Akash, and will soon operate S-400

link broken!


Fixed
by Chinmay
23 Jul 2018 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4450
Views: 817277

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

NASAMS for India?

Is this DDM? I've never heard of the IAF being remotely interested in NASAMS, given that the IAF already operates Spyder and Akash, and will soon operate S-400

Edit: Fixed broken link
by Chinmay
29 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3143
Views: 383813

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

So the Aussies chose the most expensive design with the highest risks? Just like their future sub program :roll: :roll:
by Chinmay
26 Jun 2018 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 746151

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Tu-142s flew a total of 30000 hrs from 1988-2017, AFAIK. The P8I fleet accumulated 10000 hrs from 2015-2017.. Clearly, fleet availability is a big problem with the Russian aircraft, unlike US stuff. We pay more for US kit, but we get stuff which is more reliable and uptimes are clearly increased as ...
by Chinmay
08 Jun 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 442
Views: 31038

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

The IAF has not been offered the F-35. The Air Chief made that quite clear, so all 'F-35 for IAF' discussions will remain pipe dreams.
by Chinmay
05 Jun 2018 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2040
Views: 228454

Re: Military Flight Safety

Om Shanti!! :cry:
by Chinmay
30 May 2018 18:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4450
Views: 817277

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/ajitkdubey/status/1001763038561734656 Breaking: @DRDO_India successfully test fires an unnamed #missile powered by a new solid fuel #scramjet engine developed indigenously. Big breakthrough in missile technology. #MakeinIndia Any idea what it could be? This is the first time I a...
by Chinmay
25 May 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 55112

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

OT but has brar_w left the forum? His posts were very informative
by Chinmay
18 May 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2756
Views: 286218

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

chinmay, Have you tried to install an non-Apple peripheral on a Mac? Same thing. All these things have to work together. And take long time integrating and testing by which time they become obsolete. Ramana sir, I am aware that the testing and integration of non-OEM equipment will be prolonged. How...
by Chinmay
17 May 2018 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2756
Views: 286218

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

It has to be a Russian radar. Whatever it is. While AESA has it's advantages, I hope we do not pick the next one just because it's AESA, it should offer big leap over current SU30MKI radar. A marginal leap, and we should wait for better alternative from Russia (or co develop IBRIS to something bigg...
by Chinmay
14 May 2018 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2343
Views: 466213

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

The Meteor discussion is probably from here I think it is DDM at its finest. The request for proposal has asked the aircraft to be equipped with a long range beyond visual range missile of the class of Meteor which can take out enemy aircraft in the range of more than 100 kilometres. This would hel...
by Chinmay
28 Apr 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 670
Views: 72611

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

...and finally the cost factor! A $200M+ Rafale vs a $40-60M Gripen.We already have our supreme air dominance fighter the MKI-to be upgraded to even more fearsome SS std.,so why the desperate req. for more Rafales when cheaper options are available? No contesto! No one knows what the Super Sukhoi s...
by Chinmay
28 Apr 2018 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2768
Views: 392757

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Why did the IN decide to shift from Oto Melara to BAE? Isit due to blacklisting of Finmeccanica?
by Chinmay
20 Apr 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2647
Views: 256821

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The FGFA is dead FWIW The proposal for India and Russia to jointly develop an advanced fighter — the eponymous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) — has been formally buried. Business Standard has learnt that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval conveyed the decision to a Russian ministerial d...
by Chinmay
18 Apr 2018 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 163044

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

Katarina 's Cockpit https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXTksAdX0AI22z2.jpg Tablet showing route map is windows based :shock: It's called the FlightSphere Based on a smaller customised version of the Microsoft Surface tab, the FlightSphere tab is a full personal mission and flight planning system for fight...
by Chinmay
16 Apr 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 163044

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

It is capable of carrying missiles of a similar capability to the Storm Shadows used by the UK


It is the same missile as carried by RAF Tornados
by Chinmay
07 Apr 2018 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4187
Views: 362574

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^ That should be a typo, both in terms of sorties and aircraft.
by Chinmay
07 Apr 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 670
Views: 72611

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

The numbers quted in the press reports today on this latest RFI do not make sense to me: $20 billion defence project: India kicks off process to procure 110 fighter jets for IAF IAF on Friday issued a preliminary global tender or RFI (request for information) to acquire 110 fighter jets, of which 8...
by Chinmay
07 Apr 2018 10:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4450
Views: 817277

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How will they sell it to the Pakis? Pakistan lacks the money to buy those systems, and Russia isnt about to donate S-400s just to spite a paying customer like India.
by Chinmay
29 Mar 2018 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2882
Views: 284283

Re: International Military Discussion

Patriots don't work

The point is there is no evidence that Saudi Arabia has intercepted any Houthi missiles during the Yemen conflict. And that raises a disquieting thought: Is there any reason to think the Patriot system even works?
by Chinmay
13 Mar 2018 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1342
Views: 124612

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Well reunification would be the probable endgame, but IF Fat Kim and Moon sign a peace treaty (the two countries are still technically at war), that would be a big step forwards. NoKo will not give up nukes under any circumstances, as they guarantee its survival.A peace treaty would probably reduce ...
by Chinmay
22 Feb 2018 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1934
Views: 339866

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

I find it hard to believe that any firm will enter this competition, given the fiasco that MMRCA was. Now that we have the Rafale, why is there a need for a new face-off between single-engined and twin-engined fighters, given that SEF competition alreaady exists as well as the future IN TE competiti...
by Chinmay
14 Dec 2017 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 746151

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

mody wrote:Which torpedoes does INS Kalvari have?
Most reports claim wire guided heavy weight torpedoes? Have they installed any torpedoes or are we waiting for Varunastra to be qualified for submarines?
Also, have Varunastra been installed on any of the surface vessels as yet?


SUT
by Chinmay
02 Dec 2017 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1088
Views: 163044

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

CT Alert: Someone got a whiff that more Rafales were going to be ordered instead of SE fighter and TE fighter so trying to put a spanner in the works

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