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by Chinmay
23 Feb 2021 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2036
Views: 427001

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Can anyone explain Indonesian plan of acquiring 8 F15EX, why go through separate logtics and training for 8 aircraft. and 5 Su27 and 11 Su30, I guess they would need to retire these 16 aircraft then. It makes absolutely no sense. They're planning on adding new F-15s plus Rafales, C-130s, MQ-9s and ...
by Chinmay
20 Feb 2021 00:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2036
Views: 427001

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Indonesia plans its own aircraft zoo According to the meeting’s summary document, Indonesia plans to buy 36 Rafale and eight F-15EX jets, with six of the latter expected to arrive by 2022. Along with the new additions, the air force will also modernize its existing combat aircraft this year, Praset...
by Chinmay
09 Feb 2021 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5143
Views: 888026

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

X post from Border Security thread Outgoing NSC Director Lisa Curis's interview This is the bit that stood out "I think the China-India border crisis demonstrated to India that the U.S. is a reliable partner. The U.S. expedited delivery of cold weather gear to Indian forces along the disputed b...
by Chinmay
09 Feb 2021 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3536
Views: 725707

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Outgoing NSC Director Lisa Curis's interview This is the bit that stood out "I think the China-India border crisis demonstrated to India that the U.S. is a reliable partner. The U.S. expedited delivery of cold weather gear to Indian forces along the disputed border for the winter. We also deli...
by Chinmay
27 Jan 2021 22:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - November 11, 2019
Replies: 2458
Views: 627937

Re: Terroristan - November 11, 2019

Flight ceiling is 915000 km :rotfl: :rotfl:

It'll bomb Yahood and Hanood from beyond the moon :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Chinmay
11 Nov 2020 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3435
Views: 879607

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

How does a long ranged subsonic like nirbhay work for anti ship duties? Target tracking would be a pita. USN is already on that path . All Tomahawks will have a moving target capability, with some hardware (active radar seeker) and software upgrades (datalinks?). The LRASM already can do that, so i...
by Chinmay
01 Nov 2020 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348861

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/tuskini/status/1322414252854964229?s=20 ---> The Indian P-8(I) is equipped with APY-10(I)Radar. There is difference between the 2 radars. The Indian radar is less accurate compared to American Radar: https://fcc.report/ELS/Raytheon-Company/0183-EX-RR-2013/136754 So now that we'v...
by Chinmay
10 Oct 2020 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 2036
Views: 427001

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: 2268
Views: 412885

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: 5536
Views: 1097358

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: 2268
Views: 412885

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: 2268
Views: 412885

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: 4252
Views: 1244220

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: 1036
Views: 234175

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: 1130
Views: 283993

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: 2394
Views: 384494

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: 2394
Views: 384494

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: 2394
Views: 384494

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: 2036
Views: 427001

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: 8947
Views: 1048714

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: 2036
Views: 427001

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: 2394
Views: 384494

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: 248
Views: 94792

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: 1652
Views: 260921

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: 4437
Views: 879991

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: 2458
Views: 627937

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: 5143
Views: 888026

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: 3797
Views: 759612

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: 3797
Views: 759612

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: 3565
Views: 615372

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 Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3885
Views: 1219713

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: 3435
Views: 879607

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: 2268
Views: 412885

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: 5271
Views: 1136888

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: 3797
Views: 759612

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: 9821

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: 2036
Views: 427001

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: 2268
Views: 412885

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Thanks a lot Brar saab

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