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by nam
22 Apr 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163533

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

This is the odds on favorite for the Bandar Block III AESA -- the KJL-7A I doubt it. I am more inclined it will that "air cooled" thing. Simple reason: Power requirement. The number of TRM on KJL-7A is far too much for the 82KN RD33 Engine to power. Uttam has around 750 TRM, simply becaus...
by nam
22 Apr 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163533

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The brochure tells us that the current Bandar radar range is 80KM lol If for brochure it is 80, you can image the real range. Moreover it is search range.. not tracking. I have mentioned about this range several times and one of the reason I am still not convinced JF17 is BVR capable. And the claim...
by nam
21 Apr 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

HAL should just integrate a larger Uttam on a prototype Su30 and go for flight testing. Irrespective of the discussion with Russians, we should do it as it will provide leverage in our discussions. But then I don't think HAL will do it. After all it is GoI who is paying for the upgrade. They don't c...
by nam
21 Apr 2019 00:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Karan, Reading up radars but doubt - when the fcr is tracking and then when you lock onto a target, is the solution computed, by whatever computer does it, take into account the path the missile has to take to hit the target to compute range to target? Q is because from all accounts there was an al...
by nam
20 Apr 2019 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3162
Views: 445881

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

I do want to ask the question though - how does the continued LoC war help us in the larger scheme of things? Is it better to revert back to peace times of 2003 - 2008? No matter how many Let/JeM/ XYZ terror groups we kill, the only we get to punish the real puppet master i.e PA is on LoC. Instead ...
by nam
19 Apr 2019 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3162
Views: 445881

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

So confirmation that we have been pounding Pak with 155MM... the true weapon of peace on LoC.
by nam
18 Apr 2019 15:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 594
Views: 137634

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I am curious whom the Malaysian Air Force fighters are intended to fight. Singapore? Probably not. China? Most likely yes. So how do the JF-17s make sense to deter China? Actually, it is Singapore. Singapore was once part of Malaysia. In fact, Singapore is a bit like Israel as an infidel speck in a...
by nam
18 Apr 2019 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 594
Views: 137634

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

I was talking to one of the experts from DLJ and she was very categorical when she said radio transparency is a bigger headache and that she preferred an all metallic aircraft for better RCS. Cheers! It would make sense. A reason why we see peculiar solutions for cockpit, landing gears bay and weap...
by nam
17 Apr 2019 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

All right people, get down to work. What is the new circular thingi next to Barak8 on Ins Kolkatta? :D

Before someone says it is a Russian SAM, remember.. there is only MF Star, which does not speak Russia.

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by nam
15 Apr 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

On 27th, I forgot the number of times CCS meet. Those who followed the event on Social media, would notice India was seriously preparing to punish Pak. I am pretty sure WC Abhi was not send because of "peace". The news of NH1 being handed over to IA would have given enough hint to Pak, the...
by nam
15 Apr 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532766

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Okay - First disclaimer:- I am going against the grain of the discussion here - Is the need for AWACS urgent? Yes. We will not be fighting a full invasion with Pak. It will be lot of standoff fights and flanking ops like Balakot. We will be on constant CAP, with the balloon going up anytime. We nee...
by nam
14 Apr 2019 02:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532766

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

All important purchases and development were blocked to fund the "126" Rafale saga. It is only after the 2016 deal, IAF came to senses.

India AWACS was approved by DAC in 2015. If funding was allocated, it potentially could have been flying this year..
by nam
13 Apr 2019 23:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - October 8, 2018
Replies: 2748
Views: 351283

Re: Terroristan - October 8, 2018

It is interesting a condition. Pak can walk away from the IMF loan, because the decision is simple black and white. If it does not like the conditions, it does not have to get the loan. It can get similar loan from Chinese entity with more favorable conditions, may be higher interest rate. Pak seem ...
by nam
13 Apr 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Finally from the horse's mouth, the correct design with proper radar for P17A Has it been confirmed both SYs are building the same design? Nope. We will only when if the shipyards release their offical model or when the ships are going for sea testing! However given DND has shown it's design.. hope...
by nam
13 Apr 2019 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532766

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Another aspect, IAF really wants the 360 degree AWACS. 240 degree, though cheaper, needs to fly a very obvious flight path (just like Netra did in Balakot strike) and blind spots when looping back.
by nam
13 Apr 2019 17:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532766

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Do you have a quote or link for this? Very significant find. Wish I could find the source, Pretty confident that in one of the interviews, Dr Christopher mentioned about the "extra engine". I guess he could be referring to be the engine which is used to power the electronics of a regular ...
by nam
12 Apr 2019 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Different propulsion system between DDG & a Frigate.
by nam
12 Apr 2019 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50370

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

While bigger chamber leads to longer range, does this lead to more weight? Quite likely because ability to withstand higher chamber pressure would require more metal (for lack of better word). Which will lead to more weight. Higher chamber pressure would also mean more recoil, which requires the pl...
by nam
12 Apr 2019 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Finally from the horse's mouth, the correct design with proper radar for P17A

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by nam
10 Apr 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

If there is coup, it will happen AFTER the IMF money has come. They had no plan to return it anyways..
by nam
10 Apr 2019 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532766

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Other than the bribe issue, what we want is platform which can supply large power. Even for A330 DRDO chief was talking about an "extra engine" to supply power to the radar. Also long time on station, given that we will not have numbers like Khan. Why, because we need AWACS to track Pak Ba...
by nam
09 Apr 2019 17:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50370

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

More than SP, it the towed at LoC, which will bring in the peace. Neither 5 Spice 2000 or Meteor BVR cannot hold candle to 500,000 annual round of messenger of peace of 155MM kind. Pack the Loc with numbers and show the Pak what WW1 style artillery duel looked like.. specially when it goes on a deca...
by nam
08 Apr 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

PAF is able to spoof Phalcons :D , which AESA based jammers does PAF have to spoof a frequency hopping AESA on the Phalcon? A simple fact people forget, our kill claim is WVR. F16 seen by WC Abhi and shot down. Pak claim is BVR hit on Su30. Now is PAF sure, we did not spoof the F16 radar with "...
by nam
08 Apr 2019 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19311

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

With low RCS fighter becoming mainstream, I won't be surprised to see Ramjet powered long range, with Imaging infrared and datalink BVR. Once you are a approximate position of low RCS jets, you fire off closer to the target and let the seeker recognize the jets using image recognition, rather than r...
by nam
08 Apr 2019 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

One more attack, IAF should be in air within hours, not days. The "investigation" can be done, once the blows are given.
by nam
08 Apr 2019 00:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Rumor mill on tweeter indicating PA is setting up for a coup using Indian threat bogey. Since the first round on 26th, I expected an attack during the election, may be before the snow melts on LoC. This time, the camps would be empty and GoI will be under tremendous pressure to retaliate and short w...
by nam
07 Apr 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

when provided the pics of their own army collecting the intact seeker of the AIM9L near lahore from parakram days, they start fighting saying the khaki dress is no more used. yeah sure PA has the cool khan certified digital camo now, but physics and AAM design layout has not changed in 20 years Man...
by nam
06 Apr 2019 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Gafoora say 2 pilot, one died in hospital! It is March 5 interview.

Watch at 1:00 onwards
by nam
06 Apr 2019 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

I can clearly see that some of the damage was not there in earlier pictures. This picture is from Oct 2017, newer pictures have shade so am not posting those. GE currently has last pictures from Oct 2018, and Google maps is newest with the most damage at the two markers. https://previews.dropbox.co...
by nam
06 Apr 2019 22:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Got to watch the area with 3d mode, provides a great perspective. It is a bowl on the top, with valley on 3 sides. Pak positions on the reverse to defend against south. With artillery from the North we should be able to hit the positions. Wish someone looks at historical images, if we have been doin...
by nam
06 Apr 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Next step need something like at 3:13 in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpX0EwO5SkE
by nam
06 Apr 2019 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion
Replies: 4416
Views: 538687

Re: Operation Balakot: News & Discussion

Can anyone with skills on GE and having GE Pro compare Haji Pir historical images and see if Pak positions have been hit?

The current GE image show, bunker kind of structure damaged. And i don't have access to old images to compare.
by nam
06 Apr 2019 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Imran criticises BJP over US magazine's report on F16, says truth always prevails https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/imran-criticises-bjp-over-us-magazines-report-on-f16-says-truth-always-prevails/articleshow/68752963.cms Immy is going to look like a fool now! So the...
by nam
06 Apr 2019 19:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Some good images in the video.

At 1:44, is that a composite motor?
by nam
06 Apr 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

The reporters were absolutely useless. The only sensible question asked was by the DD reporter!
Most of the question was around, they said this, they said that, what do you have to say?

There was even a question on number of woman scientist!
by nam
06 Apr 2019 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

Mashallah, the video of final moments capturing the incoming satellite... just like the Amerikhana one in 2008. :D Nothing is going to give sleepless night to the mangoes on the western border than this video. With full fledged khan style kill vehicle with video, god forbid it could have been a Pak ...
by nam
05 Apr 2019 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

My only regret is that India missed a great opportunity on February 27 to deliver a solid jhapad. Given that every mango abdul including the yahoos will now believe the propaganda that PAF won on 27th, the yahoos will try another terror attack to allow PAF win again.. It is a matter of time. The se...
by nam
05 Apr 2019 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382963

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Please go ahead and ban me Sir. It is afterall your fiefdom. xx rest of the verbose cr@p deletedxx I take this rule of morality applies only to GoI, which has to reply to some "source" based news? Never saw the morality been thumbed at US government, whose agent was found to be part of th...

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