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by Chinmay
18 Jan 2019 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 782
Views: 94787

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Japan will shut down its F-35 FACO line Japan has taken the local final assembly and checkout, or FACO, route since 2013 for the final assembly of F-35As it previously ordered. According to the ATLA spokesperson, the FACO facility, which is operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, will continue to ...
by Chinmay
16 Jan 2019 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3635
Views: 452516

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

JayS wrote:Can someone please tell me, what ATAM is planned for our Apaches that we are buying..?


Stingers.

https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia ... e-engines/
by Chinmay
10 Jan 2019 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 976
Views: 182014

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

nachiket wrote:The new Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR being built with Japanese help is going to be integrated with the 155mm Dhanush howitzer with two guns mounted on the first and last coaches for self defense against stone throwers and cattle and trucks wandering onto tracks.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Chinmay
22 Dec 2018 12:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 544
Views: 45029

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Rakesh saar, if we are getting 110 F-16s, 57 F18s and 22 Sea Guardians for 10 billion, I would sign the cheque tomorrow :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Chinmay
19 Dec 2018 09:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 253479

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

The above article has quite a few flaws, especially wrt the Tejas and how war will be fought. eg But let's say the IAF wants to vector a couple of aircraft to intercept a Pakistani JF-17 intruder. The IAF's fighter of choice against this Chinese knockoff is likely to be the MiG-21 or Mirage-2000 rat...
by Chinmay
29 Nov 2018 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2933
Views: 299243

Re: International Military Discussion

THAAD deal signed with Saudis The State Department said the Saudis and U.S. officials signed the letters of offer and acceptance documents on Monday, formalizing terms for Saudi’s purchase of 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers, missiles and related equipment. This was discusse...
by Chinmay
14 Nov 2018 10:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3286
Views: 411984

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Update on above Norwegian Aegis frigate sinks The Royal Norwegian Navy's frigate Helge Ingstad has almost completely sunk in the waters near the Sture oil and gas terminal outside of Bergen Norway. Norwegian authorities insist they still intend to salvage the warship, which suffered serious damage a...
by Chinmay
09 Nov 2018 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1722
Views: 253479

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

Austin wrote:IAF’s 36 Rafales cost 40 per cent more than Dassault’s earlier offer

https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2018/11 ... -more.html


So why didn't the UPA buy them?
by Chinmay
31 Oct 2018 18:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 782
Views: 94787

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

We have company in MRCA deals A draft bid package for 88 fighters was issued to companies for their feedback by the end of this year, said Pat Finn, assistant deputy minister for materiel at the Department of National Defence. From there, the final bidding instructions for the CA$16 billion (U.S. $...
by Chinmay
31 Oct 2018 18:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3635
Views: 452516

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Same article as for LRSAM deal cross posted in IN thread Sky Capture radar upgrades for AD guns The other deal for Sky Capture involves a command-and-control system for anti-aircraft systems, radar and electro-optical systems, which can be used to confront short-range targets. Currently this envisio...
by Chinmay
31 Oct 2018 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989595

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

LRSAM for Indian Navy IAI will provide $777 million worth of Barak 8 missile defense systems, known as LRSAM in India, for seven ships.The contract to outfit the ships with missile defense systems is with Bharat Electronics Limited. The contract builds on $2.5 billion in deals signed last year, inc...
by Chinmay
23 Oct 2018 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 976
Views: 182014

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Defence, connectivity key in PM Narendra Modi’s Japan visit This tidbit caught my eye Japan declined to bid for a recent Indian Navy submarine tender because, the ambassador indicated, New Delhi was holding separate talks over Japan’s Soryu-class attack submarine. “This is now being processed inter...
by Chinmay
17 Oct 2018 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Forum Feedback
Replies: 913
Views: 37210

Re: BR Forum Feedback

souravB wrote:Is anyone else having trouble in Youtube videos having server error 500?


Yeah YouTube was down earlier, so all links posted gave an error
by Chinmay
16 Oct 2018 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 976
Views: 182014

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sterlite to build Navy's communications network The Rs 3,500-crore project is a multi-year contract, which, according to the company, would include design, execution, operations and maintenance of the Navy Digital Network. The company will build a robust integrated communications network that would...
by Chinmay
10 Oct 2018 07:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2642
Views: 341956

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

Question: How much credibility do we give this report, given that the primary source is the Facebook page of PAF's acrobatic team? There is no confirmation from the OEM or from the PAF. Also the Pakis are bhikaris and are roaming around with a begging bowl to the IMF and Saudis. They cant affort exp...
by Chinmay
28 Sep 2018 09:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1073
Views: 107068

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Well that's a trifecta for Boeing, after the MQ-25 and Huey replacement contracts. Good way to keep all major contractors in business :D
by Chinmay
26 Sep 2018 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1530
Views: 207389

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

ks_sachin wrote:We have the Armata parrot on BRF.


:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by Chinmay
13 Sep 2018 08:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1073
Views: 107068

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: 3232
Views: 381148

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: 2007
Views: 260549

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: 2007
Views: 260549

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: 1722
Views: 253479

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: 2653
Views: 266608

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: 218
Views: 32615

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989595

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989595

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: 3515
Views: 739944

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: 1722
Views: 253479

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: 2007
Views: 260549

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: 1722
Views: 253479

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: 976
Views: 182014

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989595

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: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989595

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: 3286
Views: 411984

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: 767124

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: 544
Views: 45029

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: 2063
Views: 239008

Re: Military Flight Safety

Om Shanti!! :cry:
by Chinmay
30 May 2018 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5115
Views: 989595

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: 782
Views: 94787

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

OT but has brar_w left the forum? His posts were very informative

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