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by Barath
19 May 2020 18:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2085
Views: 286795

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

... However, the IAF needs substantial combat punch for today and tomorrow, while the rest of its fleet can be brought upto spec, upgraded, indigenized etc. ..... These "buy" us peace for the next decade while we can continue to mature our homegrown platforms, and we are also able to go t...
by Barath
19 May 2020 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

While the focus has been on the MRCA for IAF, I think far greater danger is in the 57 carrier based fighter deal. I don't think that is happening But at the same time, with Vikrant being so close, we need more. I suspect there will be more Mig29Ks coming (and hopefully 1 squadron of LCA-N). India b...
by Barath
27 Apr 2020 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791284

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

A UK based review of LCA Tejas. Pretty shallow but it is meant for Youtube audience. The Follow Up TEJAS Aircraft Aerodynamics Analysis - The Swedish Connection? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adr6-vKQ-74&feature=youtu.be HVT adds that the followup doesn't have any definite info , but that on ...
by Barath
23 Apr 2020 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3469
Views: 538730

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The port call was in an area away from the known cases in Vietnam at the while. Nevertheless it was the first suspect

There have also been a couple of reports pointing at it starting
from the air crew and talking about tracing the air trips. I doubt if anything is conclusive right now
by Barath
23 Apr 2020 22:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1504
Views: 244224

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

somdev wrote:Decontamination of empty submarines might not be very time consuming.


For a nuclear sub, you might need a qualified skeleton crew on board even after the nuke plant has been shut down
by Barath
21 Apr 2020 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1691
Views: 302750

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://www.airforcemag.com/raytheon-pr ... kheed-out/

Essentially, the AF decided to continue development on LRSO (Long range Stand Off missile - air launched conventional/nuke cruise missile with range of over 1500 miles - for induction ~2030) with Raytheon alone.
by Barath
12 Apr 2020 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791284

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

Any gurus know what formalities are there in signing such a contract? Can it be done in any other way? https://twitter.com/thewolfpackin/status/1248254149617045505?s=21 —> Final signing of 83 Tejas Mk1A contract between IAF & HAL delayed due to #Covid19 crisis. 19 march approval was only DAC ap...
by Barath
08 Apr 2020 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 752564

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The firearm blog looks at a version of an Indian AK-203 from DefExpo 2020...

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/202 ... an-ak-203/
by Barath
03 Apr 2020 19:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4311
Views: 922857

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/strategic-postures-china-and-india-visual-guide Harvard Kennedy School has issued this paper on the strategic posture of India and China. Rick Joe, regular contributor to The Diplomat and editor of PLARealTalk.com and a long time follower of China via open so...
by Barath
03 Apr 2020 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3808
Views: 675220

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

https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/strategic-postures-china-and-india-visual-guide Harvard Kennedy School has issued this paper on the strategic posture of India and China. Rick Joe, regular contributor to The Diplomat and editor of PLARealTalk.com and a long time follower of China via open so...
by Barath
29 Mar 2020 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791284

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

Not sure about the J-20 but I believe it too will go from 4 to 6 if it isn't there already. 4x PL15 BVRAAMs for the J20 currently https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24841/chinas-j-20-stealth-fighter-stuns-by-brandishing-full-load-of-missiles-at-zhuhai-air-show Article speculates about feasibilit...
by Barath
27 Mar 2020 19:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2085
Views: 286795

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

no such deals, with clubbing 4th and 5th gen. have been offered to anyone..and the IAF/MOD won't be an exception. The S-400 deal effectively rules out the F-35 in the near term. ..I just thought this would be more appropriate since there is no actual evidence of any movement to consider, or offer t...
by Barath
27 Mar 2020 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4257
Views: 1003655

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

but what are the pro/cons of india picking up used EF Typhoons and slepping them ? If they were such a good value proposition why don't their operators do them? particularly when they need affordable ways to add capacity? Difference between advocacy and trying to get a perspective, for academic pur...
by Barath
27 Mar 2020 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 245823

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Yes, you & Ramana mentioned it. The additional info is nice, thanks.. That was not the question. The question was whether in your opinion and Ramana's, whether there would be additional imports for ammo for precision guidance or for longer range. or for smart projectiles or other such capabiliti...
by Barath
27 Mar 2020 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 245823

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Thanks, but I'm confused. Are you saying that the Indian army will/may import more pg Excalibur AND long range ammo or that it won't because there's an Indian initiative in R&D. ? Also, the IN i think, just imported mk92 mod 1 ammo with/for the mark 45. I assumed that IN is out of scope of this ...
by Barath
27 Mar 2020 06:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4257
Views: 1003655

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

Germany is getting rid of all its ~30 tranche 1 eurofighters for new builds. Spain and likely a few other countries might also be interested in selling some.

It is never going to happen, but what are the pro/cons of india picking up used EF Typhoons and slepping them ?
by Barath
25 Mar 2020 17:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 245823

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Picklu, India will not import any ammo anymore. I sincerely await the IITM ramjet shell being developed. That will be the next milestone. Would you except newer capabilities like extended range ammo from this ? https://economictimes.com/news/defence/indian-army-to-buy-american-howitzer-ammo-for-lon...
by Barath
19 Mar 2020 10:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 752564

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

One would think smaller , meaner, nimbler forces are better in the new age warfare., but then isnt the IA being re orgnized along these lines ? Two different things. one is that organizationally, the IA is going to IBG, whch as a fighting unit are smaller, meaner, nimbler, more integrated. Second, ...
by Barath
17 Mar 2020 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655389

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A cruise missile is a single use drone ..
by Barath
16 Mar 2020 10:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655389

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

IAF was never offered backfire. It was offered the blinder. IAF after evaluating the aircraft rejected the offer. Why do you guy bother replying to Philip, i replied to him saying Soviet Union didn't even have Tu-22m till 73 and didn't have 80 of them operational till late 70s. He still continues p...
by Barath
16 Mar 2020 08:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Their sensor suite is quite dated, Soviet plan was to send dozens of them at US carrier fleets, The Soviet plan was to throw them at us carriers in a de facto kamikaze attack in case of all out nuclear war https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol67/iss1/7/ Tokarev : kamikaze the Soviet legacy
by Barath
16 Mar 2020 07:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 178
Views: 38730

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

Not currently or previous year. Members are elected every year, so I didn't bother checking all the history http://164.100.47.194/Loksabha/Committee/CommitteeInformation.aspx?comm_code=7&tab=1 Excerpts of a recent report, for sample.. https://medium.com/indra-networks/report-of-standing-committe...
by Barath
16 Mar 2020 06:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 178
Views: 38730

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

nd funds for developmental platforms are not from the annual defence budget either.. Whose budget do they come from then ? The vast majority of development isn't clandestine, afaik. Who is accountable for these funds ? Defence research is one of the department's of the MoD. Are defense projects get...
by Barath
16 Mar 2020 05:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 178
Views: 38730

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

V_Raman wrote:I agree that they might be flying. But to introduce a brand new fighter? Is that necessary?


That's not exactly an argument. If there is a need and it makes sense, why not ?
by Barath
11 Mar 2020 07:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch
Replies: 4226
Views: 766696

Re: Pakistani Economic Stress Watch

For the middle class parents to see the their ayeshas not getting jobs will skew them to not send their daughters to college/universities. Slightly tangential note - lower income within Pakistan education https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/pakistan-unveils-biggest-ever-scholarship-programme-f...
by Barath
11 Mar 2020 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6432
Views: 597033

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Strange coincidence that all worst affected Covid19 cases are along the same Latitude 40ํ From left: France Italy Iran Wuhan S.Korea Japan Seattle Washington NewYork https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESrMBojUEAA4TbQ?format=jpg&name=900x900 Factually incorrect. Check out the latitudes. Seattle is 47N ...
by Barath
08 Mar 2020 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6432
Views: 597033

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Just strengthens my suspicions. Has any patient in the US actually been confirmed to have the actual Coronavirus, not "suspected" etc? I am worried about catching a cold: they will stick you in a pen with really sick people. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/business/coronavirus-global-pan...
by Barath
08 Mar 2020 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4303
Views: 752564

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://eurasiantimes.com/indian-army-u ... tani-post/

India targeted pakistani army posts in cros border shelling in Kupawara sectr using artillery and ATGM. Video. Forget speculation on Spike ATGM.
by Barath
29 Feb 2020 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 697185

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

Pakistani video. https://youtu.be/VaIr3JlYU88?t=1715 Shows mig21 wreckage. Claims to show elta , rwr and drop tanks on it [Drop tanks on AB ?!] For background, prasun sengupta (trishul/trident in apr 2019) talked about 50 elta spj for mig 21 bisons and small additional purchase nixed on grounds of l...
by Barath
28 Feb 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655389

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

L&T delivered another OPV yesterday,but no mention if it was for the CG or IN. )! Coast guard icgs opv varad https://www.dtnext.in/News/TamilNadu/2020/02/28164557/1217562/Coast-Guards-offshore-patrol-vessel-Varad-commissioned. Maybe india should just buy submarines/ ultra low freeboard boats fr...
by Barath
24 Feb 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316533

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From the MMRCA thread: https://corporalfrisk.com/2020/02/21/hx-challenge-pt-5-bigger-better-stronger/ .. From Finland's HX competition, MDF's on the F-35 particularly, but also on the Growler a..... The USAF and USN are really the only constantly globally deployed force that pretty much runs a SIGI...
by Barath
22 Feb 2020 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2085
Views: 286795

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

HX Challenge pt. 5: Bigger, Better, Stronger https://corporalfrisk.com/2020/02/21/hx-challenge-pt-5-bigger-better-stronger/ From Finland's HX competition, which features all the western aircraft that mmrca2.0 might feature (and also the F35, but not the F15) comes this US government requirements in...
by Barath
19 Feb 2020 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791284

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

one of the measures taken was to prevent HAL f https://bharatkarnad.com/2018/06/29/why-the-tejas-cost-is-high/ Above mentioned it. Part of hal transitioning from manufacturer to system integrator and still trying to remain profitable. While viability is important, this was an obvious place to cut a...
by Barath
09 Feb 2020 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791284

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

HAL seems to be working full throttle on it. Generally an aircraft manufacturer does not make aircraft without an order. Even LM with a couple of thousand F35 ensured, waits for an order before production. The US does have a system of separate orders for long lead time equipment. HAL has stated cle...
by Barath
08 Feb 2020 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 245823

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

SO much for Dosas.


What's dosas ?
by Barath
08 Feb 2020 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 245823

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Toast of 'Make in India' but production line for Vajra artillery guns to run dry this year

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 998114.cms
by Barath
04 Feb 2020 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655389

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

At the larger end of the spectrum,the USN's response to RuN LR strike missiles has produced the CPS ( conventional prompt strike) ultra- LR ballistic missile with a conventional warhead for a " fast hit" anywhere on the planet. Fitted onto the Zumwalt stealth DDGs. What CPS missile ? Any ...
by Barath
04 Feb 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2787
Views: 655389

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32071/navy-to-greatly-expand-p-8-poseidons-mission-with-new-missiles-mines-bombs-and-decoys The US is looking to expand the P8 mission from the core maritime AsuW/ASW/Maritime ISR. To give it greater multi-mission strike capabilities, even against land and coast...

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