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by nam
13 Nov 2019 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

3. Navy is asking ADA for a twin-engined fighter even before Naval AMCA. If this is approved, it will be a desi Rafale. IAF will be tempted to replace some of the older Su30 with a twin engine version of MWF! Will hit the twin versus single pilot & availability sweet spot which has been the iss...
by nam
12 Nov 2019 00:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491600

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

You have to renew them after passport renewal. OCI is linked to the passport timeline.
by nam
09 Nov 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

For an ATGM the reaction time would be fine. It would have trouble targeting cannon fired round. A radar driven RCWS would be a cheap defense for light armored vehicles against ATGM, when rolling out APS for every vehicle will be expensive. Most of these vehicles may not be facing tanks. Ofcourse as...
by nam
09 Nov 2019 04:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

I wonder if the RWS can be computer controlled to act as CIWS against ATGM? instead of expensive APS.

You would still need the detecting radar, to slew the RWS towards incoming ATGM. it will be less harmful than APS, which will explode everywhere!
by nam
09 Nov 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

It's not the best, but IA loves it ! T90 may have had it's peculiar Russian problems of space, ammo all around, not fully tested etc, however it is a myth that T90 is a bad tank. It is rugged, easy to use and cheap to build and maintain. The reason why IA has inducted thousands. The numbers have gi...
by nam
08 Nov 2019 15:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66996

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Some were displayed at Patton Nagar and the Finance Ministry wanted to levy Customs duty on the Defense Ministry for illegally imported Battle Tanks- Babdom at its best. The tanks themselves being displayed, which I am aware. What happened to the sights, radio, ammo, or even the engine? Did we ever...
by nam
08 Nov 2019 15:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491600

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

More importantly Salman Taseer never married Aatish Taseer's Mother Ms. Tavleen Singh i.e. Aatish is an Illegitimate Male Offspring of a Single Mother! Cheers http://www.skyscrapercity.com/images/smilies/beer.gif He goes around with his father's surname. So that is as official it gets. He cannot sa...
by nam
08 Nov 2019 04:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491600

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

How did the taser dude get the OCI in the first place? when every tom dick and harry knew his father was a Pakistani.
by nam
08 Nov 2019 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: History
Replies: 649
Views: 66996

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: History

Do we have any details on what happened to all the US TFTA kit on the Patton tanks, that we captured intact?

Did the Soviet's get some for reverse engineering? or we meekly gave them back to the US?
by nam
03 Nov 2019 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

My view is that IAF is not going to replace earlier Su30 with AMCA. It might replace it with MWF. IAF has constantly declared, that it does not want more Su30 as it was a heavy burden on OPEX. Overall 260 Su30, 36 Rafale i.e close to 300 heavy. It would make no sense to replace a OPEX heavy Su30 wit...
by nam
03 Nov 2019 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48728

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

I am waiting for Singapore airforce to get their F35.

Will be quite a news when they come to India.
by nam
02 Nov 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416629

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

^^^ Max diameter and length are exactly the same, I don't know how much a 8cm difference in the inlet would mean for the upgrade. But since GE kept the overall dimensions nearly identical they clearly intended the F414 to be an upgrade option. Following chini mil, I see that the WS-10 (RE'ed from a...
by nam
02 Nov 2019 03:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547558

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

The vietnam seizure is exactly what I mentioned in the economic thread.

For all the claims about companies moving out of China in to vietnam, the stuff is still produced in China, but labelled as make in vietnam.
by nam
01 Nov 2019 19:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629776

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Which is why they use the cannon fodders. You don't have to pay pension.

Attrition on LC is what need to do, to drive their pension bill.
by nam
01 Nov 2019 18:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629776

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Nukes, Surface ships,fighters & pension. 4 most expensive things. Force the Pak to invest in these and drive them bankrupt.
by nam
01 Nov 2019 18:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629776

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

That is stupid, what we need them to have is high Salaries and no Nukes or poorly working equipment but being delusional everything is fine. Nukes are weapons you cannot use and are very expensive to make and maintain. What better than having a weapon you cannot use. We should let them have 1000s o...
by nam
01 Nov 2019 16:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 3821
Views: 629776

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

Pakistan spends over 11 billion dollars on defence. Bangladesh with a larger economy spends only 3,8 billion dollars. If Pakistan brought down the defence spending by 7,2 billion dollars, it would not even need the IMF. Actually 11 billion or even 20 billion is less for the self declared Arab super...
by nam
01 Nov 2019 15:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

There are some concerns that FGFA has been put aside today to make capital funds available for the new MRCA rather than the AMCA. Their are signals to the contrary, but you and me can be mere spectators in this question worth hundreds of billions of dollars. This was also the case, when 114 Rafale ...
by nam
01 Nov 2019 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 175
Views: 47144

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

The thing to note about the FRCV listed contender like T14, Oplot, Lelrec, K2;

All are 3 man crew with auto-loader.
by nam
31 Oct 2019 18:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1535
Views: 223955

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

This is akin to saying, that because the USAF opted for a single engine aircraft instead of a twin engined F-22A then based on its experience a twin engine aircraft is not required. F-35 lacks supercruise because it was part of the trade space and was traded away quite early on in the requirements ...
by nam
31 Oct 2019 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Should be 80K feet. I believe F22 are capable of operating at 100K ft, so a AMCA capable of 80K ft would be a good achievement. And that does not sound absurd? :-? I read about 100k ft claim somewhere. I could be wrong. Mig31 which is heavier than F22 & 150KN wet thrust, is claimed at 90K ceili...
by nam
31 Oct 2019 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Sorry, but how exactly F35 (or any other aircraft for that matter) having or not having super cruise capability even relevant for AMCA..?? What matters is, whether it can manage to fulfil IAF SQRs without Super cruise or not. ADA says it does, more or less. So that should be the end of it. F35 is d...
by nam
31 Oct 2019 17:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

brar_w wrote:
nam wrote:
If we concentrate on stealth, EW, terrain flying and ability to fly at 80-90K for BVR games, we would have done pretty well.


What is 80-90K?


Should be 80K feet. I believe F22 are capable of operating at 100K ft, so a AMCA capable of 80K ft would be a good achievement.
by nam
31 Oct 2019 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Given that F35, which will be the most widely deployed 5G, not having a super cruise, will it be a critical capability to have? If IAF is not very adamant on super cruise, then we could take the risk of to develop a local engine for later batches of AMCA. As a back up, you can continue building batc...
by nam
31 Oct 2019 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797892

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Speaking of engines, confirmation of a new WS-10 variant in the J-20A. If the production line is being tooled for the older WS-10 then the super duper WS-15 which was supposed to power the J-20 is still a long ways off. Probably means no super cruise for many years to come. I am now of the view, th...
by nam
31 Oct 2019 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416629

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

I was watching the first flight of LCA, which happened in Jan 2001.

Suddenly I realized, the flight control team was thrown out of LM, in May/June 1998, with all their hard work confiscated.

So in 2.5 year, we were able to get the flight control working and a first flight!
by nam
31 Oct 2019 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Yeah, i just edited my comment.. we should partner for engines or specific sensors! That i agree.
by nam
31 Oct 2019 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

The issue is none of the countries, India, SK or Japan would like to take items off the shelf from other partners. Example AESA radar. India will not be in a mood to take a off the shelf, Japan/SK produced AESA, despite the fact that we might get a top notch AESA from Japan.Nor SK or Japan be in a m...
by nam
30 Oct 2019 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491600

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

The funny part in all these, if the yahoo force the dimmer out, good for us. If the dimmer goes all yahoo..on the yahoos.. that is good for us as well. Dimmer is perfect. He continues, he will take them to hellhole, well & good. Does not continue, some yahoo comes well & good. Our objective ...
by nam
30 Oct 2019 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409441

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://twitter.com/gauravcsawant/status/1189499142101319680 Visiting European MEPs support India on abrogation of #Article370. Also said terror is the biggest issue stalling development in #Kashmir. Appreciate the role of youth & civil society desirous of peace .. So much hu ha.. over the visit.
by nam
30 Oct 2019 14:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409441

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

So as expected, the Euro MEP, have mentioned how they are not happy with our joker media painting them as "far right". More importantly, it took a gora to come up with a punchline which none of us thought about. He said "Kashmir should not be allowed to become another Afghanistan"...
by nam
30 Oct 2019 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961717

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Just to give an example of how Europeans spend money on tech. A large euro company, I know of, has been trying to build a silly ecommerce site to sell its product. It has been doing it for the past 10 years, still not able to achieve it to its satisfaction. It has done 3 iteration already, spending ...
by nam
30 Oct 2019 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961717

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

DRDO does not do pure science and in fact it should not. It is not a university. However DRDO has been funding projects in IIT and IISC for science and tech which it can use. DRDO may not have all PhD, however wouldn't the ones getting the funding are definitely highly qualified. GAN and metamateria...
by nam
30 Oct 2019 13:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 491
Views: 124414

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Charges being energetic is an indirect way of saying the barrel cannot manage pressure a little over than usual?

If it was a Indian product, we would been asked to make the barrel thicker.
by nam
29 Oct 2019 21:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2971
Views: 409441

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

All our tv blokes, highlighting that these are right wing MPs are setting themselves for a nice little trap. The more they paint the MEPs as villain, the more they will give it back to these TV fella. The gora politicians are no desi SDRE, who will take the "right wing people" laying down....
by nam
29 Oct 2019 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I am pretty sure, India, SK & Turkey will go for F414 EPE version. Even at 100 jets each, that is 600 engines. And i know it will be more than 100 jets each.

All the 3 programs have similar timelines. So they would require the engines at the same time.
by nam
29 Oct 2019 20:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797892

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Dear God, please let Pak get that FC31.. the fun we will have at those smoking engine...:rotfl:

by nam
29 Oct 2019 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797892

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

The more I look at J20, more I feel it is quite back heavy. It does a very slow roll. Su57 is a much superior design despite it based on the same engine weight. Even a simple side roll, it seem to roll as if standing on the engine. Unlike Su57/F22, which rolls the entire body. No wonder they needed ...
by nam
29 Oct 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

If we plan to built our own 120KN, it is not going to be in the same weight, dimension and air flow as F414.

AMCA Mk2 will be for all practical purpose a different design.
by nam
29 Oct 2019 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50039

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

chola wrote:
I follow the KFX development, you can see progress with parts shown like the bulkhead to the airframe and a full sized mockup. Nothing like that for the AMCA.


What engine are they using? I am pretty sure the Koreans would be very interested in a 120KN F414.. if we can pool together.

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