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by Chinmay
29 May 2020 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2088
Views: 288143

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: 2088
Views: 288143

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: 2088
Views: 288143

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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: 6491
Views: 606836

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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: 2088
Views: 288143

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: 203
Views: 69703

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: 1610
Views: 216765

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: 4303
Views: 753360

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: 1404
Views: 308482

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: 4004
Views: 621564

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: 3040
Views: 566997

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: 3040
Views: 566997

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: 3473
Views: 539607

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: 2803
Views: 802222

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: 2787
Views: 655940

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: 1693
Views: 303409

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: 4721
Views: 898304

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: 3040
Views: 566997

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: 8255

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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: 1693
Views: 303409

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: 1693
Views: 303409

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: 4685
Views: 576812

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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: 5726
Views: 573135

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: 157138

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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: 4721
Views: 898304

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: 930
Views: 246073

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: 2619
Views: 363820

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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: 2787
Views: 655940

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: 1126
Views: 145735

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: 1681
Views: 319276

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 ...

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