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by fanne
23 Sep 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1411
Views: 196516

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

Sorry, the truth does not lie in the middle. There is no corruption. Congress wants to pin 1 on Modi and sees a chance in the clause that forbids India to open the terms of the contract. They are alleging corruption, in an assumption that Modi/goi is bond by contract to not reveal the detail and hen...
by fanne
17 Sep 2018 16:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3020
Views: 551793

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

And a certain judge who passed that verdict
by fanne
17 Sep 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Chicken -egg applies to lca supply chain. While Hal has the fund, most parts are produced by private players and because of lack of confirmed orders, they may not willing to scale up.That may explain the slow rate?
by fanne
16 Sep 2018 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

12 LCA in 2018 may not happen. It is until March 2019 - 6 more months, I don't see 10 more planes coming. Something is wrong somewhere...I don't see additional 6 planes coming to take the number to 8 (the capacity of the original, already sanctioned line). Counterpoint (TOTAL SPECULATION) - This may...
by fanne
11 Sep 2018 17:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

@singha - We have 272 (-8) SU30MKI to refuel them. Even Mig 29 have buddy refueling. More Midas or whatever is good, but we are covered. Let's look at the use case, the plane takes off with max fuel and load (one can argue, less fuel and more load, but none of these planes are limited by fuel load t...
by fanne
11 Sep 2018 07:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4729
Views: 337690

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

the table is very unindian to say the least
by fanne
11 Sep 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1411
Views: 196516

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

Btw for people who do not know, in a different forum there is a political thread - one can perhaps open a thread there - Mudi sud resign. Perhaps that is a better place?
by fanne
09 Sep 2018 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1411
Views: 196516

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

Thanks Srutayus for a great reply. This post should go into the FAQ.
by fanne
08 Sep 2018 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

and the vehicle earmarked for that is PV-6
by fanne
08 Sep 2018 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

A radar by itself is useless without an accompanying radar guided missile (medium and long range). Short range IR missiles are also more effective if initial cueing is done by the radar (though not critical). We have a medium range Astra that has to be integrated. That's it. Perhaps a long range Ast...
by fanne
06 Sep 2018 17:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 485
Views: 36434

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

some news portal are reporting that we have signed CASTAA, true?
by fanne
02 Sep 2018 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299520

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

Why would India be so dumb?
by fanne
23 Aug 2018 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

But is there a different way to do CAS? Interdiction yes, but CAS mostly will be one way of doing, you go low, you go slow, ID foes from nearby friends (both equally camouflaged), where fighting line is zig zagged, most people/tanks/vehicle look similar, find them, blow them ...and in return take he...
by fanne
18 Aug 2018 01:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4114

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away

I have been inconsolable since ABV death. It looks like someone elder from the family has passed away. But amazingly one feeling has remained - He is gone but has put us in better hands - NAMO. Seeing him, the mind subconsciously is thinking he is ABV junior. Like the energy from ABV has flown into ...
by fanne
17 Aug 2018 05:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away
Replies: 71
Views: 4114

Re: Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 1924 - 2018

My pranam to him!! Om Shanti, Prabhu apko sadgathi pradan karen!!
by fanne
30 Jun 2018 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Plus HAL has used govt money (and not it's 'internally' generated funds la HJT-36) to set up assembly and development of product. They cannot re-amortize that money again and ask IAF to pay for it. IAF has already paid from its budget (plus GOI or MOD) for LCA, it is not HAL money to amortize. HAL s...
by fanne
30 Jun 2018 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Just a outside curve ball, do you think someone at HAL has been incentivized to put a ridiculous price so that imported plane becomes automatically attractive. And in the bargain, it kills indigenous effort for good? BK article is Bunkum, I don't think LCA cost is only high by 30%, perhaps 70%. Ther...
by fanne
23 Jun 2018 21:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 4729
Views: 337690

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

I watched it through..thanks SBajwa ji for the link. The TSP did dominate the game in 3rd and 4th quarter. In fact they had put an equalizer, only to be faulted.
In the end when TSP pulled the Goal keeper and substituted it with the 11th player, we managed to put 3 goals.
by fanne
23 Jun 2018 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4020
Views: 627030

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

This experience of being under real fire is valuable. Perhaps we are the only force in the world where 90% of the army (in rotation via RR) has operated under fire. We make fun of PLA stating that the last war they fought was in 1979 that too with not very pleasant result. Then the opposite of it, m...
by fanne
16 Jun 2018 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299520

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

That s true for 50 odd mirage 2000 compared to 75 morning g 29, mirage 2000 maintainance budget was three times of that of mig 29. Noon wonder m2000 had such a high rate. Sadly it is more a reflection on us than western vs Russian equipment. Somehow we could not find 600 carores (less than 100 milli...
by fanne
28 May 2018 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4226
Views: 372751

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

But a quick few sq MIG 29 (multirole) can arrest numbers at a cheaper rate. We ere looking at Malaysian Mig 29 (relatively unused) to shore up numbers. We are heavily down in numbers. I think this makes only sense if we get a reliable and unshakable BVR to go with it.
by fanne
20 May 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.2: News & Discussions - 25 February 2018
Replies: 735
Views: 153628

Re: Tejas Mk.2 News & Discussions: 25 February 2018

and what would be the engine? can't be f414
by fanne
19 May 2018 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299520

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

The current SU30MKI radars are good no sorry great. It can detect the best our adversary can put for the next 20 years. What is the rudali about AESA? SU30MKI can use many things in upgrade (and Super Sukhoi upgrade can be in stages, where later stages are radar and engines), starting with many EW s...
by fanne
19 May 2018 16:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2771
Views: 395639

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Time for a LCA with SU3OMKI engines (it will be bigger than MMCRA), We manufacture 1000 of them, with apparently full ToT (whatever that means)
by fanne
18 May 2018 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299520

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

There was no completion for Darin III and lca for 2052. No one was willing to offer us aesa. We shopped and shopped, mother Russia did not have, us wont let the Israelis. Then Rafael happen and we had the Aesa. Israelis were now free to offer, they put a wiered condition. Two types of plane should h...
by fanne
18 May 2018 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Didn't we read that LCA is too crammed and small for a IRST?
by fanne
17 May 2018 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299520

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

It has to be a Russian radar. Whatever it is. While AESA has it's advantages, I hope we do not pick the next one just because it's AESA, it should offer big leap over current SU30MKI radar. A marginal leap, and we should wait for better alternative from Russia (or co develop IBRIS to something bigge...
by fanne
17 May 2018 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299520

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

Radar on a plane is not just radar. All a-a weapon (including cueing for just IR ones) and almost all a-g weapon depend on the radar, along with EW suite that has to interface correctly with own radar. If we ever put 2052 on SU30MKI (which Russia wont allow, we have better chances putting LCA LRUs),...
by fanne
15 May 2018 20:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2806
Views: 299520

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

well in any case additional 40 SU30MKI (the most capable IAF aircraft as of now, and the one that can make difference in both sectors, China and TSP) will be a welcomed addition. I think SU30MKI sq do not have 20 aircrafts (you don't need 2 trainers traditionally held, plus maybe attritional reserve...
by fanne
14 May 2018 06:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2771
Views: 395639

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

If I may, mountain warfare is going to be manpower extensive. Technology can help, but to only some extent (aircraft cannot take off at that heights or performance is highly downrated), armor cannot move that fast and can be choked, artillery is not that effective, a miss of few meters can be missin...
by fanne
14 May 2018 01:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2771
Views: 395639

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

quick question gurus, I saw this number on Sjha article as well. chine number of 850k soldiers is its overall strength or only the strength of is land army facing us?
TIA
by fanne
08 May 2018 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Why not all 12 in next few months and then I do not have to visit this thread again for a year
by fanne
28 Apr 2018 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

MK1a is far off (relatively, A AESA has not yet been chosen). We should go for current LCA and produce few squadron worth before MK1A matures, SOP freezes ityadi. The worst news at this juncture will be production lying idle as we wait for some gold plated LCA
by fanne
18 Apr 2018 06:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Tejas took longer to takeoff (too many minutes on the runway, could also be optical illusion in the last few seconds), compared to in Bahrain, where it was airborne is some 8-11 seconds. Is it because it was heavily loaded for mission? Does the takeoff/landing change by double because of factors lik...
by fanne
14 Apr 2018 22:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 347935

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Can the hawk take punishment from ground AA or SAM missiles and still fly? Mig 27/SU25/AA-10 are in different leagues. It's a poor man CAS, where you expect minimal apposition, not against PA/PAF and PLA/PLAAF. We should build a twin engine, armored, multiple redundancy, perhaps with Kaveri in curre...
by fanne
14 Apr 2018 19:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2605
Views: 522824

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Shiv Sir, have been there for a long time and has been on active BR discussion. Spring loaded, opens up mainly during takeoff (and maybe when afterburners are used). This was when higher efficiency engine was used (F404-INS6). It needed more air, among the choices were to change the intake (longer t...
by fanne
14 Apr 2018 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1956
Views: 347935

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

My take, 10,000 sorties in 3 days is more right. There are 1100 planes. For LCA we know that they are pulling off 3 sorties a day. If that is the rate, 1100 could be pulling 3300 sorties a day or 10,000 in 3 days. What is the objective of Gagan Shakti - Reading between lines, it is turn around time,...
by fanne
10 Apr 2018 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4711
Views: 877121

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

but why would Russia sell a single regiment?

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