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by JTull
13 Dec 2017 01:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3451
Views: 219205

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Karan M, great effort! Key differences between USAF and IAF: 1. In all the conflicts in last few decades, USAF (and allies) always had numerical superiority against a single, small adversary. IAF could potentially be facing a twin coordinated threat with fewer aircraft than it ever had. We need a th...
by JTull
12 Dec 2017 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2456
Views: 307399

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Vips wrote:Designing the SE aircraft is not an issue, are they willing to transfer 100% TOT on an engine to India?


Do you mean ToT like AL-31FP where HAL can build it but cannot do anything more with it?
by JTull
12 Dec 2017 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

BTW does Tejas have supersonic drop tanks? The Tejas in webpage tejas.gov.in has 2 different drop tanks on either wing with one stremlined more than the other. Is the light bluw drop tank a supersonic drop tank? I do not know the answer to this question but I have not understood the purpose of supe...
by JTull
12 Dec 2017 19:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 461496

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

These missile boats did what such missile boats were NEVER, EVER intended to do. That was Indian ingenuity at its best , what even the Roosis could not believe. So Indian ingenuity is needed to utilise Russki stuff. Are you saying, without our jugaad mindset, even the best Russian stuff wouldn't wo...
by JTull
12 Dec 2017 18:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 129
Views: 14398

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

Just some of it . Any idea what is the break up % wise of US T Bills , Euro T Bills , Gold etc ? There's a weekly release by RBI Link As per latest release Foreign Exchange Reserves Item As on December 1, 2017 ₹ Bn. US$ Mn. 1 2 1 Total Reserves 25,894.1 401,942.0 1.1 Foreign Currency Assets 24,316....
by JTull
12 Dec 2017 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@tsarkar, if one conflict we didn't use one tactic, we should discard training for that afterwards!
by JTull
12 Dec 2017 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 461496

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Yes my friend useless Sov. era missile boats just went to Karachi for a joy ride.Tcch, tech! Foxtrot subs cordoned off Karachi while western countries refused to sell us subs.Not to mention the MIGs,etc. that won the air war.A shame that a few have such short memories. So a missile boat, that did w...
by JTull
05 Dec 2017 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Might not be suited for this forum, but I am very curious why papis have stopped any missile test? have the moon splitting missiles already locked and loaded? Miss those days when an Indian test would be met by a firing a green brown painted mizzile with a laal topi . Now it is just manmohan like w...
by JTull
04 Dec 2017 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3359
Views: 461496

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Splendid work by CG/IN in saving lives in recent storm! And, also in PR with videos et al.

(Apologies for earlier typo, darn auto corrections)
by JTull
02 Dec 2017 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 487
Views: 67302

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Seems to me someone is paying Congress to raise this issue. Could be Brits or could be their communist brethren up north.
by JTull
01 Dec 2017 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 433071

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Exactly, from what I can see, IAF is asking for a drogue system to be added to buddy refuel its escorts.
by JTull
01 Dec 2017 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306797

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Anyone who has worked in either knows that ISRO and BARC have common roots. It's silly to think there are no Mumbaikars in ISRO.
by JTull
01 Dec 2017 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1309
Views: 108241

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

shiv, you're reading too much into my comments and shows a bit of inconsistency in BRFites application of what tech we can procure and what we should develop. We're already scouring the world for help with new diesel subs and we've an advertised need for 6 SSNs. Why the hypocrisy against reactor tec...
by JTull
30 Nov 2017 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 433071

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Next-Gen A-330 AWACS to have mid-air refuelling capability NEW DELHI: The next-generation airborne early warning and control system (AWACS), with a 360-degree scan being developed by the DRDO, would also double up as an air-to-air refueller following a request by the Indian Air Force (IAF), accordi...
by JTull
30 Nov 2017 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2522
Views: 433071

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

... given the fact that we have only 3 large AWACS , we must augment that number to keep at least 3 serviceable in a crisis. Here in lies the problem. We must plan for 50% availability if we buy Russian stuff. Justifies pricier western maal. Neither is as good as desi solution as the Brahmos/MKI in...
by JTull
30 Nov 2017 15:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1309
Views: 108241

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

I can't understand why perfectly sensible Indians believe that nations can and will "transfer" the technology that they need to stay ahead of the game. I mean - its different from the Vedas that need to be shared freely. France will never "teach us" how to build LEU reactors. Te...
by JTull
28 Nov 2017 23:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

DDR/SJha quotes Singapore's Defence Minister, Dr Eng Hen, has flown in a PV-6 LCA Tejas trainer aircraft, at @IAF_MCC's Kalaikunda Air Base in West Bengal. Incidentally, Kalaikunda AFB has hosted many RSAF detachments in the past for exercises and training purposes. The flight of the Singaporean Def...
by JTull
28 Nov 2017 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Singapore Defence Minister hails Tejas fighter jet as 'excellent' KALAIKUNDA: Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen today hailed India's indigenously-built multi-role light combat aircraft Tejas as "excellent and very impressive". As the first civilian foreigner, Hen took a half-an-hour f...
by JTull
28 Nov 2017 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Given Singapore's small size, they don't need anything more than LCA. Get an order of 40 and kill this talk of SEF forever. Singapore currently operates F-15SG, and the F-16. The Vipers are not very old and will be replaced by the F-35 as Singapore has planned for quite some time given they are a S...
by JTull
28 Nov 2017 15:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Given Singapore's small size, they don't need anything more than LCA. Get an order of 40 and kill this talk of SEF forever.
by JTull
28 Nov 2017 15:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Oops, didn't realise the size of the image. More pictures here. DPR: https://twitter.com/SpokespersonMoD/status/935436908565487617 https://twitter.com/SpokespersonMoD/status/935443465109889024 https://twitter.com/Ng_Eng_Hen/status/935433369881477120 Privileged to be flown on the #Tejas, India's own ...
by JTull
28 Nov 2017 14:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Most data is out there. Intelligence is about making sense of it. Let the enemy google themselves. Why hand on a platter by collating it for them.
by JTull
28 Nov 2017 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Singapore defense minister Dr. Ng Eng Hen has flown in the LCA (PV-6) at Kalaikunda airbase.
by JTull
23 Nov 2017 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 1975
Views: 306797

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Seems they're looking to develop capability to replace IRNSS sats in a hurry due to their strategic nature. A modern version of ASLV!.
by JTull
22 Nov 2017 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Great news. Now, no enemy surface ship is safe near the homeland and IOR.
by JTull
15 Nov 2017 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ashishvikas wrote:New Missile Test ..... max 350 km range ..... No Safe Height ..... Air/Ship/Sub Launched

https://t.co/RHP24awWbu

This is finally Brahmos launch from MKIs.


so Fri 17th afternoon and Sat 18th morning. Perhaps one slot for land attack and one for anti-ship test to nail FOC in one go..
by JTull
09 Nov 2017 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 3647
Views: 552024

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It seems there are more people sitting on audit and review committees moaning about lack of progress than those that are developing the tech. Perfect opportunity for disrupters if it were not for the long lead-times.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Gagan wrote:Why can’t the mijjile do a Brahmos istyle bharata-natyam by phyrring three rockets from the tip to suddenly bring it to a horizontal position?

On a serious note,
Congratulations to DRDO and everyone involved!


Brahmos has an air-intake at the front which needs to be opened up.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 18:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 406501

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Jays, NRIs (Indian) or OCIs (foreign passport) can get Aadhar, but at the moment it is not required.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@Indranil, of course it will be a different motor. Brahmos NG will likely be 50cm dia while Astra is 17.8cm dia. Personally I'm not aware of any successful ramjet application by DRDO yet . All I'm saying is if it participates in all new engine being developed for Brahmos NG then it could help other...
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 06:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

@Indranil, of course it will be a different motor. Brahmos NG will likely be 50cm dia while Astra is 17.8cm dia. Personally I'm not aware of any successful ramjet application by DRDO yet. All I'm saying is if it participates in all new engine being developed for Brahmos NG then it could help other p...
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 05:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I hope we've more input in Brahmos NG, which with a smaller diameter engine could be a game-changer. We could learn something in the process for future Astra.
by JTull
07 Nov 2017 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2237
Views: 347937

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Such low-velocity bombs can get shot down with SAM. Not good idea. They've advantages too in that respect. An unpowered bomb dropped 'over-the-shoulder' is very difficult to intercept. Best they can do is go after the aircraft on it's egress. A 'powered' missile, despite some obvious advantages, wi...
by JTull
01 Nov 2017 21:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4082
Views: 246177

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I was thinking of recent reports of P&W supplying Indigo with 20 replacement engines and other financial compensation, while suggesting that these guys should setup test facilities here. Perhaps GoI can induce with it in exchange for some tax benefits (much better than an iPhone assembly line in...
by JTull
31 Oct 2017 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2282
Views: 270693

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Private companies to carry out 70% of production work for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas BENGALURU: In a move that will help meet delivery deadlines, defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has decided to outsource majority of the production work of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas. The move ...

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