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by Chinmay
10 Oct 2020 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

brar_w, even though these are clearly estimates, how does the Shornet being 2 billion dollars more expensive work out for in its favour?
by Chinmay
15 Sep 2020 22:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343575

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The US has flown a 6th gen prototype “We’ve already built and flown a full-scale flight demonstrator in the real world, and we broke records in doing it,” Will Roper told Defense News in an exclusive interview ahead of the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference. “We are ready to go...
by Chinmay
20 Jul 2020 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5234
Views: 967941

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

A US fighter pilot calls out the recent Chinese J-10 dogfighting video

by Chinmay
19 Jul 2020 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343575

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

MeshaVishwas wrote:
Chinmay wrote:
Interesting datapoint that the P8s have flown more than 25000 hrs! For a fleet of 12, that seems to be a lot. The forces must find it extremely useful

Fleet of 8 atm. #9 will be arriving shortly.


Thanks. So thats an average of 450 hours per airframe per year.
by Chinmay
19 Jul 2020 14:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343575

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Don't know where to put this interview with Boeing's India head. But it contains some good information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHLwvRykIrE Interesting datapoint that the P8s have flown more than 25000 hrs! For a fleet of 12, that seems to be a lot. The forces must find it extremely useful
by Chinmay
18 Jul 2020 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3667
Views: 1026591

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyIUThJac6s&feature=emb_logo

Nice discussion on ATGMs in general and in IA service on Bharatshakti.com
by Chinmay
15 Jul 2020 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion
Replies: 842
Views: 177887

Re: Small Armaments & Infantry Equipment - News & Discussion

Army wants 360000 carbines Significantly, the army appears to be trying to control damage after a handful of irritated vendors either stayed away from the earlier contest for 93,895 carbines or walked out. The army has declared now that it has extended the search to ‘ensure maximum participation’ i...
by Chinmay
15 Jul 2020 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 822
Views: 206496

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Army wants to import light tanks The decision to go ahead with a new light tank is part of a series of major emergency procurements cleared by the government at a critical meeting last week. This includes new loitering munitions from Israel, more Heron unmanned aerial vehicles, additional Sig Sauer...
by Chinmay
29 May 2020 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 335115

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

Oh I have no pretensions of that. Unkil is firmly on his own side, and makes no bones about it.
by Chinmay
29 May 2020 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 335115

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

while probability is never zero, but the bus for mil/eco sanctions by america has left teh station long back..while i strongly support Tejas i think having a dib in american system is helpful. It has wider packages better radars and engines. And most importantly it has a large size which can be tap...
by Chinmay
03 May 2020 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 335115

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

That would be a project in itself not worth the money and effort. F16 could be converted into QF16 drone since its already a FBW by birth. The flight software controls the hydraulics for control surfaces. In its current drone avtaar, the pilot is replaced by another piece of code which tells the fl...
by Chinmay
26 Mar 2020 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Germany narrowing on a F-18 + EA-18 and New Typhoon mixed buy. Both the technical evaluators (who wanted the F-35 to be reconsidered) and the unions (who wanted new variants of the Typhoon to be created for nuclear and SEAD/DEAD) are likely to be equally unhappy. A solution should now look like thi...
by Chinmay
17 Mar 2020 15:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7697
Views: 835473

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Covid-19 Is Traveling Along the New Silk Road But a striking overlap exists between the path of today's viral spread and the path that emerged in the 1300s. These parallels tell us something crucial about the present state of geopolitics. Trade routes and infrastructure expand imperial influence; i...
by Chinmay
24 Feb 2020 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Joint EW labs aren't in place for all ELINT or SIGINT platforms unless they are very specific and sensitive platforms that are shared only with a select few. They exist for the F-35 and Growler because of how that signals data needs to be turned into actionable MDF's, and especially on the F-35, ho...
by Chinmay
12 Feb 2020 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 335115

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

The F-15EX is far from a dinosaur. It is an interesting approach to 4+ generation upgrades that surrenders to the fact that RCS reduction on 4th generation aircraft is a fools errand (beyond a certain point) and instead packs the aircraft to the hilt with electronics that will allow it the ability ...
by Chinmay
11 Feb 2020 23:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 224
Views: 82684

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

The intelligence coup of the century governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company, Crypto AG, got its first break with a contract to build code-making machines for U.S. troops during World War II. Flush...
by Chinmay
28 Jan 2020 00:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions
Replies: 1650
Views: 241859

Re: West Asia News and Discussions

anmol wrote:

The US military uses this type of plane for electronic surveillance over Afghanistan.



Apparently this is a E-11 BACN, one of 4 in service
by Chinmay
11 Jan 2020 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4365
Views: 815801

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

You got banned because of your spectacular OSINT, Mihir. DGISPR feels threatened
by Chinmay
19 Nov 2019 16:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 1923
Views: 464957

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Guptaji, Could you post the important/relevant parts of this article. In the past I was able to read WSJ without paying, now I find that I am unable to. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks. Gautam Here you go “Welcome home, sir,” the immigration officer said when I presented him with my green car...
by Chinmay
18 Nov 2019 13:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4622
Views: 762633

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

abhik wrote:
WTF Sounds like dalal or geopolitical hafta based procurement deal. First decide to buy it then figure out how you can use it.


Skyguardian will go to the IAF/IA and Seaguardians will go the IN. Different versions of the same drone, with different ISR suites and possibly weapons.
by Chinmay
07 Nov 2019 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 690106

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

Not sure if this was posted before

by Chinmay
27 Sep 2019 23:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 690106

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


quadruple launchers for the SPICE 250-based DEW EMP weapons being jointly developed by India and Israel.


Directed energy weapons with an electromagnetic pulse discharge? This is new
by Chinmay
25 Sep 2019 11:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3513
Views: 576588

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Carrying the F-135 engine seems like a fairly specific mission, apart from COD? The RN wont need a large fleet of V-22s to conduct these specific ops, given that there will only be 2 carriers. Also asa side note, doesnt the carrier itself carry spare engines while deploying, as part of spares?
by Chinmay
20 Sep 2019 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3624
Views: 1084505

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

OBOGS on the Tejas DEBEL researchers have developed the onboard oxygen generating system, OBOX, to help keep the pilot fit and alert for an equally long duration with continuous supply of oxygen while on high altitude, long-distance flights. “As of now, a fighter pilot is airborne with a bottle of ...
by Chinmay
16 Sep 2019 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3096
Views: 766282

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Livefist reporting that the SRSAM competition for the Kamortas is a three-way competition between MBDA's Sea Ceptor and Korean and Israeli products. Wonder what happened to the QRSAM?
by Chinmay
13 Sep 2019 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343575

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Fascinating glimpse into the future. Chinook Teamed Up With Bomb-Slinging Drone In Complex AI-Enabled Test Personnel flying onboard an MH-47 Chinook special operations transport helicopter directly controlled an MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone, which then launched a GBU-69/B Small Glide Munition at a target....
by Chinmay
07 Sep 2019 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048112

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

srin wrote:At ~8:30, "potential for laser pointed rockets". Hmm - very interesting. :)

Wonder if there is a guidance kit that can be strapped on (like converting dumb bombs into LGBs).


Multiple ones exist, including the BAe APKWS, Raytheon's TALON and Elbit's GATR.
by Chinmay
05 Sep 2019 18:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 690106

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

Kartik wrote:First ever pics of an IAF Rafale, RB001, in IAF colors. What a beauty! I just wish the old tradition of squadron markings comes back into IAF practice.

Pics credit: Cedric Guerre. Posted on FB

What a pretty bird!
by Chinmay
30 Aug 2019 21:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Anti-India Politicians in the United States & UK
Replies: 73
Views: 9067

Re: Anti-India Politicians in the United States

Ro Khanna https://twitter.com/RoKhanna/status/1167100607230042113 Ro Khanna @RoKhanna Replying to @FriedrichPieter Important article. It’s the duty of every American politician of Hindu faith to stand for pluralism, reject Hindutva, and speak for equal rights for Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist &am...
by Chinmay
09 Aug 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Some of these Japanese Phantoms have gorgeous paint schemes

by Chinmay
06 Aug 2019 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343575

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Thanks a lot Brar saab
by Chinmay
06 Aug 2019 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1832
Views: 343575

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Brar_w, out of curiosity, are the Kratos and the Boeing Loyal Wingman concept analogous? The Loyal Wingman seems to be funded entirely by the Aussies, while the Kratos is currently an all-US program, but they seem to be similar in function.
by Chinmay
05 Jul 2019 12:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 707071

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Dont know if this was posted before. Quite an interesting article about how Wall Street profit mongers have led to the loss of manufacturing capacity in the US, especially in hi-tech sectors America’s Monopoly Crisis Hits the Military In historical terms, this is a shocking turnaround. Americans inv...
by Chinmay
18 Jun 2019 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The FCAS isnt generic. It is quite reminiscent of the YF23, with that v-tail. However, this is just a mockup for a potential fighter with a post 2040 induction. Things might change :)
by Chinmay
11 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5789
Views: 623980

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

sanjaykumar wrote::eek: Who is this aryaputri?


Google chacha tells me that it's an actress named Isha Talwar
by Chinmay
31 May 2019 13:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion
Replies: 2982
Views: 188271

Re: 2019 General Elections : Results Discussion

Amit Shah gets Union Home ministry. Rajanath Singh gets Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman gets Finance ministry. S Jaishankar, as expected, gets charge of External Affairs ministry. RS Prasad - Law and Justice. Smriti Irani - Minister of Women and Child Dev & textiles
by Chinmay
30 May 2019 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1925
Views: 380401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Missed opportunity or what? Could been bought by India. Brazil sells its Mirage 2000s to French company that will use them as Contracted Aggressors https://theaviationgeekclub.com/brazil-sells-its-mirage-2000s-to-french-company-that-will-use-them-as-contracted-aggressors/ They have passed the 10000...
by Chinmay
14 May 2019 11:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 5155
Views: 1048112

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

All Apaches will be on western sector only.. Can't see them managing power on the eastern front. Reports say that the NE will get a squadron Air Marshal AS Butola represented the IAF and accepted the helicopter in a ceremony at the facility in front of representatives of the US Government. Once the...

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