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by Chinmay
20 Sep 2019 13:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1074
Views: 304827

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: 1954
Views: 429332

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: 1421
Views: 196994

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: 4321
Views: 705487

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: 2370
Views: 388607

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: 6158

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: 1158
Views: 196787

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: 1421
Views: 196994

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: 1421
Views: 196994

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: 3091
Views: 347675

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: 1158
Views: 196787

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: 5557
Views: 489277

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: 113836

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: 1158
Views: 196787

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: 4321
Views: 705487

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...
by Chinmay
09 Apr 2019 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 385
Views: 96290

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Elbit wins the towed gun competition for 1580 guns While the requirement is for 1,580 towed guns, reports have suggested the possibility of the order being pruned to 400 imported guns. For the acquisition of the remaining 1,180 guns which were meant to be made in India under transfer of technology,...
by Chinmay
19 Feb 2019 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2542
Views: 316629

Re: Military Flight Safety

Livefist reporting that one pilot is deceased while the other two are injured.
by Chinmay
09 Feb 2019 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196787

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Powered JSOW-C (450+ Km range) coming to the F/A-18 and F-35 A/C : - .@NAVAIRNews to award @Raytheon contract for further development of the AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapon - Extended Range (JSOW-ER). Powered version that increases range of #JSOW glide bomb from 22km to 463km, and intended for Super...
by Chinmay
01 Feb 2019 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196787

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Germans to split Tornado replacement between Shornets and Eurofighters Germany will pick either the Eurofighter or Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter jet to replace its Tornado warplanes, knocking Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros, Defence Ministry sources said on ...
by Chinmay
01 Feb 2019 12:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1954
Views: 429332

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The Soryus might come, even if its not a part of Project 75I.

This was reported sometime back here ---> viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7652&p=2301645&hilit=japan#p2301645
by Chinmay
30 Jan 2019 15:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Maldives Civil-Military Issues
Replies: 1125
Views: 130344

Re: Maldives Civil-Military Issues

Interesting interview with the Maldivian Defence Minister Q: To put those rumours or reports to rest, what can the Indian side gain? Can they train there? Use it for relief, rescue, humanitarian missions? What exactly does the Indian side do? A: You mean the radar system? The radar system is more u...
by Chinmay
18 Jan 2019 07:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196787

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: 3946
Views: 596673

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: 1954
Views: 429332

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: 602
Views: 62712

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: 2370
Views: 388607

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: 2966
Views: 355180

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: 3379
Views: 473646

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: 2370
Views: 388607

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: 1158
Views: 196787

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: 3946
Views: 596673

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1107207

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: 1954
Views: 429332

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: 963
Views: 58626

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: 1954
Views: 429332

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: 3347
Views: 519501

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: 1421
Views: 196994

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

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