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by JTull
20 Sep 2017 15:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I request BRFites to consider what part of cost of a SSN and it's armaments is spent in sourcing within India. And compare that to a A/C with videshi engines, EMALS, aircraft, missiles, etc.
by JTull
07 Sep 2017 14:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1137
Views: 196487

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How many missiles were fired? Let's compare it to number of tests of Akash! May I ask why? Development and Operational testing of a new end item involves going through its envelope in order to not only verify its performance based on demanded requirements but also to develop an understanding of its...
by JTull
06 Sep 2017 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1137
Views: 196487

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Russian S-400 Triumf air defence system: India closer to getting game-changing weapon http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/russian-s-400-triumf-air-defence-system-indian-air-force/1/1041713.html "The field evaluation trials of the Russian air defence system have been completed by the Indian Air ...
by JTull
04 Sep 2017 16:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2447
Views: 218588

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

ambati wrote:when will LCH get a name


I think it's "TigerBird"
by JTull
31 Aug 2017 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1886
Views: 278940

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Seems stage 3 under performed.
by JTull
29 Aug 2017 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1137
Views: 196487

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

MWIR, what's that? A dual-mode seeker?
by JTull
18 Aug 2017 17:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^ Ah so you mean the 80MW of Arihant is not the thermal power but power in MWe ? Net power generated by the turbinebb and not just the thermal output from fission ? I based my argument based on assumption that K15's thermal output is 150MWt and Arihant also gives 80MWt No that's 80 MWt. I'm going b...
by JTull
15 Aug 2017 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

brar_w wrote:The F-35B won't fit the current lifts on the two IN carriers.


How definitive is this? Only thing in Mig-29K's favour is the folded wing span of 7.8m versus 11m for F-35B. Where can I find lift dimensions for all lifts on Vikky and IAC-1 to compare?
by JTull
14 Aug 2017 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Janes: UK launches externally loaded F-35B from 'ski jump' for first time

Despite all the tall claims neither Rafale-M or Super Hornet have achieved this.
by JTull
29 Jul 2017 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3593
Views: 292392

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Just looks like the cart used to collect balls at my local driving range. I've been guilty of aiming for the cage. :twisted:
by JTull
28 Jul 2017 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 596878

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

PMO snubs DRDO over Peikarumbu expo launch[/b] By Pradip R Sagar | Express News Service | Published: 27th July 2017 08:57 AM | With most of the DRDO projects, ranging from Tejas light combat aircraft to long range surface-to-air missile systems, repeatedly missing deadlines and facing huge cost ove...
by JTull
06 Jul 2017 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

i think the russians themselves are at a loss wrt to the Mig29K given the deployment of the kuznetsov off syria last autumn. it failed to generate a single combat sortie and 2 ac had to ditch in sea before it turned tail for its lair in the barents sea. <OT> Don't know if official, but the cause gi...
by JTull
29 Jun 2017 18:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Chola,or are we backscratching Boeing by flying more hours so that they can rake in support costs? :rotfl: This is like your comment in the artillery thread about need to buy guns but there not being any logic in expending 'pricey' shells. Perhaps that's why you love Russkie hangar queens so much a...
by JTull
29 Jun 2017 18:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1450
Views: 84619

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Why Lucknow Finds Itself In A ‘Metro Mess’, And How Other Cities Can Avoid It The Lucknow Metro, which has been touted to be the fastest-built metro in the country, poses some interesting questions. Should every city having population above a certain metric be given a metro rail by default? Is metr...
by JTull
29 Jun 2017 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Navy warship (INS Betwa) undocked after (another!) 'minor' incident MUMBAI: The Indian Navy's guided missile frigate INS Betwa, which had tipped over while being undocked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai in December last year, has been undocked smoothly, officials said today. INS Betwa has been undo...
by JTull
28 Jun 2017 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 2759
Views: 261025

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

standforindia.com/indian-army-pushed-chinese-army-back/ Indian Army pushed Chinese Army back & blocked 6 Chinese Spy spots, also captured 3 km of Chinese land too !! This website is useless. There's a news about 16 israeli planes being posted to Saudi last week to help the new crown prince prev...
by JTull
28 Jun 2017 18:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 596878

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Looks like the FOC standard aircraft for gun integration is LSP-7 . Earlier one was PV-3, which did the ground firings in 2015 . Going by ADA flight news: 2017 - No. of flights successfully completed by LCA - Tejas 3470th flight on 23th Jun LSP7: 177 3457th flight on 30th May --> 3350th flight on 3...
by JTull
28 Jun 2017 17:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1221
Views: 134763

Re: India's Power Sector

Theoji, Offshore wind turbines are not rated beyond Category 1 storms. The places these are being put do not experience the cyclones that are common in the Indian ocean and Arabian Sea. These off shore wind turbines will suffer permanent damage in Category 2 storms. Simple google reveals wind farms...
by JTull
28 Jun 2017 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3593
Views: 292392

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Don't they need to verify the tables for each type of shell, from each manufacturer and perhaps from each production lot?
by JTull
28 Jun 2017 15:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3540
Views: 201747

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

From Janes' Intel. Review. The announcement on 26 June that India is to receive another Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter has brought to an end a two-year effort to sign up a customer for the last aircraft to roll off the now-closed production line at Long Beach, California. The US De...
by JTull
27 Jun 2017 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3540
Views: 201747

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Philip wrote:Just one C-17 for $330+ M! The cost of a brand new IL-476 60t capacity payload is just $60M In other words,we'll get 5 IL:-476s for just one C-17.
Facts speak for themselves.



Over next 20 years, those 5 IL-476s will fly same number of hours as 1 C-17.
by JTull
27 Jun 2017 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3593
Views: 292392

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Buy the guns but don't spend on the bullets/don't shoot. Wah wah!
by JTull
23 Jun 2017 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I don't think tsarkar meant to arm the Predator/Guardian with Brahmos but to operationally link the ISR capabilities to cue other Brahmos capable IN platforms. Even Su-30 can carry only one Brahmos-A which can potentially be cued. Isn't Predator a much smaller platform?
by JTull
23 Jun 2017 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Did not mean to say the aircraft does not work for IN, just the unarmed part of it. I am presuming US is withholding armed versions of its fleet as the only reason and not a lack of interest on IN's part in those versions. Yes, would be nice. Perhaps there is a reluctance to allow India have a UCAV...
by JTull
23 Jun 2017 17:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^A UAV that can fly for 48 hours, cruising at 200+ Knots can do a lot more than surveillance over littoral waters only. The only part I do not like is the unarmed aspect of it. May work for USG not for IN. These should allow us to dominate whole of the Bay, Malacca Straits, the entire shipping corr...
by JTull
23 Jun 2017 17:41
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3653
Views: 298814

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

This seems to be a case of imported coal being too expensive. With Coal India rapidly expanding production capacity, imported coal must be substituted instead of pushing for downstream price increases. State govts should not be in power generation business.
by JTull
22 Jun 2017 19:34
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 3653
Views: 298814

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

On the inflation front, crude was nearly $100 in 2013. It has been hovering around $50 this year and dropped to 46 today. But it also depends on pass through price to consumer since we are talking CPI here . GoI did cut prices as crude prices fell, but not to the same magnitude , the balance being ...
by JTull
22 Jun 2017 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1137
Views: 196487

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

But on serious note, had GOI given a blank check and a clear mandate on CMs, like they did for BMs, DRDO would have come up with "large number of cruise missiles" by now. Interesting hypothesis! You've to understand we've taken 30 years from first Prithvi launch to get to where we're on B...
by JTull
21 Jun 2017 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

At Rs 468 crore, FDN-2 is a great buy. Took them just 2 years from the order date. Hopefully they've plans for more. http://www.lntshipbuilding.com/media/31811/2015-06-03-lt-bags-rs-468-cr-defence-order-for-construction-of-floating-dock.pdf L&T surely is lot more capable than Reliance to take on...
by JTull
21 Jun 2017 12:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1137
Views: 196487

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

I don't know if anyone noticed that the new LORA (no pun) missile tested by Israel was infact launched from a cargo ship. If you observe the images carefully, it looks a TEL vehicle is parked on the ship. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC0szmJVwAA-wym.jpg http://www.jewishpress.com/wp-content/uploads/L...
by JTull
20 Jun 2017 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1886
Views: 278940

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Isro to launch earth observation satellite Cartosat-2E and 30 nano satellites on Friday CHENNAI: After successfully launching the maiden developmental flight of its heavy rocket GSLV Mk-III earlier this month, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch 31 satellites, including foreign na...
by JTull
20 Jun 2017 21:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 374
Views: 45780

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

You cited 5 times when it was deployed abroad in the last 19 years of its existence. A few hundred flights at max. I live in an area where forests fires are so common that smoke is part of the weather forecast. At my local airport, I have seen atleast 10 kinds of firefighting aircraft, from air tra...
by JTull
20 Jun 2017 19:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1221
Views: 134763

Re: India's Power Sector

Storage is where the most $blns are being spent now in energy research. Without home-grown tech and ultra high capacity manufacturing, battery tech will never be able to compete on pricing. With National Solar 100GW by 2020 vision, there's a good chance that our solar dependence will cause grid load...
by JTull
20 Jun 2017 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2154
Views: 141862

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Austin wrote:What does Italy bring to the table on MKI program ?


Innovative corruption mechanisms!
by JTull
17 Jun 2017 15:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3540
Views: 201747

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

There is an ignore option on the forum, use it. Personally, I come to the forum to get news and understand the implications from knowledgeable members. My complaint is about this behaviour that aims is to derail any useful discussion. If this can't be dealt with then I'd be happy to sign off after ...
by JTull
17 Jun 2017 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3540
Views: 201747

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Mods pls notice. This shameless peddling of Russie wares is getting tiresome. As soon as there is a news about any acquisition program, this kind of thing starts. Same thing happened in the P-75 thread. Also in Naval Aviation thread. Always the same theme - India or Indian Services don't know anythi...
by JTull
17 Jun 2017 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 596878

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Chola ji, on one side we're hearing that India is going to buy used Jaguar frames from France to cannibalise for parts. If HAL cannot make these parts, how do expect them to integrate an engine into these Jags?
by JTull
16 Jun 2017 16:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2709
Views: 354110

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Race to build amphibious warships worth $3 billion for Navy enters last lap The race to supply amphibious warships to the Indian Navy has entered its last lap, with the frontrunners likely to submit their commercial bids to the defence ministry next week. The Navy might spend an estimated $3 billio...

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