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by Rudra
30 Nov 2004 06:44
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 146994

carry on you are doing just fine.

looks like I need to put delicious things like Katrina on the table to bring out the writers ! :twisted:
by Rudra
21 Nov 2004 20:11
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 146994

thanks Guest for the kind offer. I walked those paths for 18 long years and in my teenage years got into the habit of 'exploring' unknown areas of the city on foot with a particular interest in the worst and most forbidding places. helped to pass the time - no internet or Doom in those days and onle...
by Rudra
13 Nov 2004 07:23
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 146994

hardcore in what sense ? PAF is not generally considered to be a islamist org so jihadi feelings would be much less than the general population. ejection is a bad experience in the best of circumstances, trying it at night over the thick forests of the meghalaya foothills is a bad idea - you could e...
by Rudra
13 Nov 2004 03:56
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part I
Replies: 317
Views: 146994

Arun_S, I shall fix these details. (3) is that the 3D GCI radar had spotted
the 2nd pair over the Jaintia hills and informed Sqdn Ldr Sid over the radio.
So he sure as hell knew about it before his own APG66 picked them up at
the fag end - right before his surrender.
by Rudra
22 Oct 2004 16:02
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Hyperspectral Imaging: Tomorrow's Tool for Mil Satellites
Replies: 37
Views: 22713

ISRO ground processing centers already have the requisite experience with many type of image processing. ONGC also has a center somewhere that uses satimint to locate potential oil bearing areas I think. the knowhow to make inexpensive large server farms and the sw to run them is both commercially a...
by Rudra
06 Sep 2004 23:12
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

if is really secret , why would *we* here know of it :) it is however known in public that indian commandoes/hostage rescue people have done courses in israel. the analysis of CopeIndia is not a real analysis since he concludes its in search mode. Moreover nobody but the USAF has access to ultra adv...
by Rudra
12 Aug 2004 06:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

someone had walked into Navy HQ for other business few yrs back and saw a sign "ATV proj leader" outside vice Adm Ganesh's room. This was reported in the media. He was ex cmdr of INS Chakra. the navy is 300% involved. http://www.hindu.com/2000/09/29/stories/0229000f.htm http://www.stratmag.com/issue...
by Rudra
11 Aug 2004 23:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 94650

Business Standard: Biotech to cross $1bn this fiscal Press Trust of India / Kolkata August 11, 2004 The biotechnology industry is expected to grow over 40% this fiscal to touch $1 billion, and the sector would witness a five-fold growth to $5 billion by 2010. This was announced by Kiran Mazumdar Sha...
by Rudra
11 Aug 2004 01:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

lakshya PTAE-7 is a turbojet engine. the old engine was imported from germany. photo here:

link

at Mach3 not much scope for hard turns, will burn a lot of energy and those small wings will be hard put to assert authority.
by Rudra
10 Aug 2004 19:35
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

the E3 monitor and keyboard look very early 1980s IBM/AT&T type.
by Rudra
10 Aug 2004 19:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

well there you have it. Time to invest in another production line for Klub-MKI in india. every long range LACM in the world looks like the Klub structurally and conceptwise. We need further items to make it a deadly weapon and for that israel has to be roped in. - replace the radar contrast seeker m...
by Rudra
10 Aug 2004 18:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

why are people so insistent and attached to the Brahmos...treat it like another arrow in the quiver not the only arrow. there are other tools for each job. Klub from day1 being a economical low flyer is better suited as a LACM. Brahmos lo-lo-lo range is onlee 120km. due to small wings on brahmos it ...
by Rudra
10 Aug 2004 18:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

john, they are talking of using the 3M14 via torpedo tubes. Brahmos as you said can be fired from VLS, but if have another 1000km range weapon better to use that.
design wise its much easier to put another turbofan engine or bigger
fuel tank in the Klub than try to extend brahmos range I think.
by Rudra
10 Aug 2004 15:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

If Yasen hull was launched in 1995 Russia, 1992 is too late to start work. They must have got the design work started in late 1980s. for 3M14E details its best to go by Janes I posted in AFM because - it came from russian source with photos - we already have the tech for sub launch of Klub - no sign...
by Rudra
10 Aug 2004 05:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

vsunder - launch means with hull and reactor. certain large machinery could also be fitted rest to be fitted later through holes in the hull. it could be completed in 3 years - 2010 followed by 1 year of sea trials. the Admiral could have been referring to the Akula lease since the optimistic 2011 I...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 22:23
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

even if india says no to such conditions, it still means our civilian nuclear sector which needs to ramp up and contribute their share is dead in water for lack of ability to import technology and components. am I right ? the list of NSG countries from their website: Who are the current NSG particip...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 22:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

sudeep and bansal it can be interpreted either way: see the 7th para from the bottom http://www.flonnet.com/fl1514/15140890.htm a few paras above Unkil was saying what sudeep is saying but thats Unkil not the whole NSG. russia used the loophole Sudeep pointed out and apparently only the site will be...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 21:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

russia cant be very happy with the NSG. they stand to make a ton of money selling power plants to india and suddenly they cant under the NSG. supplying a couple of one-off items (like the initial few cryogenic engines, PWR) officially-unofficially may be their way of clipping the NSGs wings ....same...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 20:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

Sudeep, where do we produce our N-bomb materials from power reactors ? did we accept these IAEA conditions - coz I believe the reactor delivery has started ?
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 20:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

whatever little is there on Yasen(Svero) class on net assigns OK-650B as the reactor of around 190MW. so that matches. I think the same core can perhaps be run at different utilizations to fit different thrust needs. So maybe he didnt have any details on the real powerplant and took his best guess a...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 19:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

OK So inspired by Merlin I believe have found a typo. the VM-5 plant is what the Akula uses and so does the charlie perhaps a older model. http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/row/rus/971.htm The main propulsion machinery consists of a VM-5 pressure water reactor with a model OK-650 b high-densit...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 18:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

:twisted: and coming public indicates a degree of confidence that sanctions or other such trickery is off the table and 'powers that be' already know and have made their peace with God on this. Best morning I have had all year...that aggressive cat icon was a great idea. two photos of the 3M-14E is ...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 16:42
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

Austin, yes. dont worry about the SSN/SSGN naming . the LA 688 class started at 6900 tons without VLS, later they added 8 cell TLAM vls to push it above 7000t. Virginia is 7500t, Seawolf 9000t, Akula 9000t. Having option of carrying some LAMs doesnt restrict its operational role or mobility in any f...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 16:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

e-business monitor: Dockers raised guidance today based on a unexpected surge in futures orders of brown khakis in the IOR rim.
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 16:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

Austin your post rates as the most important on BR in 2004 in my book. very soon the feeding frenzy will start. A star is born. Brjingos please note, inspite of massive and prolonged problems and failures they stuck to the task -- indicates decisive PMO buy-in across regimes and esp. a keen work by ...
by Rudra
09 Aug 2004 15:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV-India's N-Submarine Programme
Replies: 88
Views: 47999

very interesting thanks Austin for tying it out painstakingly. now is the time for me to produce parts of a Janes missiles and rockets article on 3M14E. JANE'S MISSILES AND ROCKETS - AUGUST 01, 2004 Novator shows Club land-attack cruise missile Miroslav Gyürösi The Yekaterinburg-based Novator design...
by Rudra
07 Aug 2004 16:00
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

imagine this photo in Leh with our plane
http://homepage.mac.com/topcover/.Pictu ... F15J5w.jpg
by Rudra
06 Aug 2004 19:31
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

a guy with contacts and a EOS-1D ? :twisted:
by Rudra
06 Aug 2004 18:17
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

will it be a peter steinmann type shoot with IAF laying out red carpet and squads of fighters for his lens ?

:twisted:
by Rudra
05 Aug 2004 20:00
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 82968

would MLRS elements like Pinaka and Smerch make sense to attach into the IGBs or better to hold them at more strategic levels ?

How are the two Arty divisions expected to be used ... piecemeal or
concentrated with particular IBGs ?
by Rudra
05 Aug 2004 19:15
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

so the IAF leader was given a cmdr post in the raid planning group ?
british and german tornadoes were there I think, with the germans A2G.
by Rudra
05 Aug 2004 18:48
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

thats what we need to find out and who else was in the ground attack profile ? perhaps if multiple countries were contributing A2G planes the FSL post was given to India ?
by Rudra
20 Jul 2004 21:17
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

Re: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder

heres some info about a non-diaper device the US
seems to be using
http://www.navy.gov.au/publications/touchdown/html/august2003/women.htm

btw dont they use catheters after C-sec delivery
atleast in india ?
by Rudra
20 Jul 2004 21:06
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 82968

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

posted by sandyj at CDF: some points of interest for us maybe ? --- America Converts First Division to New Format June 10, 2004: The United States Army has finished converting its first division (the 3rd Infantry Division) to the new independent brigade system (IBS). The army has not got an official...
by Rudra
20 Jul 2004 19:56
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

Re: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder

well thats been the norm for decades now. they
even experimented with urinary catheters but didnt work out.
by Rudra
17 Jul 2004 01:07
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

Re: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder

very nice. very nice.

now can we FINALLY start on a MTA bomber model with 6xrotary for ALCMs. I see visions of a line
of such moving down the taxiway...painted dark grey.

Use the night! Use the night!
by Rudra
16 Jul 2004 21:26
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 46826

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

the spiral wingtip vortices have led to many crashes of a/c following behind esp when it hits the vertical fin and freaks out the FCS. among others the A300 crash in brooklyn of 2002? was attributed to wake turbulence from a JAL 747 flying 2 mins ahead. FAA flew a a.c with smoke from wintips to see ...
by Rudra
06 Jul 2004 22:20
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 75312

Re: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder

posted by Steve Touchdown at AFM. ================================ FYI: passing-on an e-mail that was forwarded to me today originating from Canada Quote: I spent a very rewarding day with the Indian Air Force yesterday helping service their aircraft. Two IL-76s, two IL-78s, and and six Jaguars arri...

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