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by ramana
24 Apr 2018 02:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144794

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Why don't you guys start a thread "Living out side India Cultural Ramifications" Too many pitfalls in such a topic. Now that GDF is closed and BGR forum is in place, that would be a better place for it. Best to close this line of discussion in this thread. IMHO onlee. No go ahead. Am seri...
by ramana
24 Apr 2018 02:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144794

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

can someone educate me why central america is so poor and chaotic that people stream out with nothing , just to reach the US border ? https://edition.cnn.com/2018/04/14/americas/central-america-migrant-caravan-train/index.html south america is relatively stable, but central america seems to be in p...
by ramana
24 Apr 2018 01:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1072
Views: 171879

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

I think now that Ex GS is over we should be back to tracking FOC and production flow from Tejas lines A & B.

When is the first plane from the Line B the full second Tejas line to be out? And what is its SP #?
by ramana
24 Apr 2018 00:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 2018
Views: 174012

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

I think the "proceed at our pace" is the wrong way. Just acquire the weapons if you need them right away while price is right. 1) It takes long lead time to procure and induct them into Air defense Regiments as it is a new weapons system and 20will make a qualitative difference. 3) Even US...
by ramana
23 Apr 2018 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1685
Views: 271318

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

The RM in thick of these exercises at many airbases has deep meaning for special delivery packages.
by ramana
22 Apr 2018 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597206

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Are they fighting Warsaw pact forces?
3000 Nags.
100,000 APFDS.
by ramana
22 Apr 2018 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597206

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

I don't get the logic. How much more testing does IA want for the Nag?
No ATGM will do what it does at that price.
How much do those 25 Nag carriers cost out if the RS. 500 crore?
by ramana
21 Apr 2018 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2370
Views: 194998

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Most likely the PAK-FA is a dud. No point in sinking effort into it.

Same time F35 is not the answer.
by ramana
21 Apr 2018 06:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3185
Views: 263086

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Interesting. What prevented the MoD to come up with a solution to keep the armor rolling with Avadi, the Army Base Workshops?
by ramana
21 Apr 2018 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 668595

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The idea is to inject in the burner to add mass flow.
by ramana
21 Apr 2018 06:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 250
Views: 21153

Re: Understanding the US- Again

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-diplomat-threatens-turkeys-f-35-role-in-s-400-sp-447859/ A senior US diplomat has threatened to use the Lockheed Martin F-35 programme as a retaliatory tool against Turkey for acquiring a sophisticated air defence system from Russia. And folks want Indi...
by ramana
20 Apr 2018 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597206

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Kakarat, The captive flight trials could be with inert, instrumented vehicles. To get data.
The drop tests were with active vehicles maybe with inert warheads.
Anyway NG is the definitive model. As 3 can be carried. And true hypersonic missiles.
by ramana
20 Apr 2018 00:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 317
Views: 24665

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Yes it was derived from it but is much better/effective system.
by ramana
20 Apr 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597206

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

India Displays Big Missiles at Defense Show Two significant long-range missile programs were showcased at India’s DefExpo2018 event held in Chennai from April 11 to 14. India’s defense ministry and its Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) displayed a full-scale mockup of the ground-...
by ramana
20 Apr 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: DefExpo 2018 Chennai
Replies: 317
Views: 24665

Re: DefExpo 2018 Chennai

Great pictures. Makes us feel like we were there.

I think soon a decision on Arjun will be made.
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 250
Views: 21153

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Singha there us growing realization if this paradox.
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 23:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 250
Views: 21153

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Hanumadu, A state govt employee told me that there are very few US origin contractors who can execute multibillion $ civil construction projects. Most have retired or moved on.
If an infrastructure bill passes expect European and Chinese contractors to win the bid.
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597206

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That passive radar seeker should have a INS lock along with it to ensure anti-radiation missile still locks on the emitter in case it is switched off. From dinesha post above: ...It was only with the advent of on-board inertial navigation system (INS) that could use updates from a global positionin...
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 22:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Beam Weapons and Future of Deterrence
Replies: 72
Views: 17292

Re: Beam Weapons and Future of Deterrence

Very perceptive thread ahead of its time as usual.
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1072
Views: 171879

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

I am glad the OBOGS is an O2 concentrator system and not a generation system as that could be fire hazard. Most likely a N2 absorption system. The entire system looks like a hospital operating room Anesthesia system. shiv your thoughts? Kakarat thanks for the summary. So the milestones are very near...
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 875
Views: 72420

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

brar-w, the race for hypersonic missiles is off and running.

US Air Force awarded first contract for design and development for airborne hypersonic conventional (armed cruise missile0 strike weapon.

Project called HCSW (pronounced hacksaw).

Should compare to Brahmos ER
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3535
Views: 597206

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

That passive radar seeker should have a INS lock along with it to ensure anti-radiation missile still locks on the emitter in case it is switched off.
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 20:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 250
Views: 21153

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Paradox of US economy. The Trump Administration want a lower dollar to curb imports and help exports as a jobs measure. At same time the tax cuts, the tax reforms and rising interest rates to curb inflation all create a flood of foreign money. So its like a using stirrer from Trump Administration wh...
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 20:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11096
Views: 600898

Re: Levant crisis - III

Philip, There was a Paki contingent stationed in Jordan after 1967 war.
They were used to crush the Palestine riots.
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 19:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1072
Views: 171879

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

OBOGS is a complicated system with plumbing. Will again need to be certified. tsarkar explained the process. 30 months tender shows DRDO is aware of complexity. Our problem is we take the latest brochure and demand in our planes when it is still vapor ware on firang planes. And members with long sta...
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2039
Views: 208627

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

NaMo might have informed Pak as a de-escalation measure.

Its to convey its not the beginning of a war but a punitive strike to get rid of terrorists hiding in PoK.
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4214
Views: 668595

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Folks we have whine thread for whines. Please stick to facts. Indranil, Engine bay what is it? Test stand or engine integration facility? arun, Its possible what is being sought is factory production technology. SCB is demonstrated in the lab. Now that 3D printers are being made in Bangalore, its po...
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 19:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1685
Views: 271318

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

First Indian media is anti-national and hence ignores the impact of Gagan Shakti. India is the only country where antinational defense correspondents are plenty and dominate the media. Take for example the moron who saw problems in Tejas in this massive display of air power. Gaganshakti will be note...
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2853
Views: 199886

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Falijee, In 1992, Pakistan was about to face US nuclear sanctions due to the revelation of their nuke threats to India in the years before. Then the US ambassador proposed to the Pakis to send UN peacekeepers in Somalia to gain good favor of US to stave of the sanctions. The Pakis being Pakis agreed...
by ramana
19 Apr 2018 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457701

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

hnair wrote:
Prem wrote:https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/04/door-opened-to-india-for-deeper-striking-m777-guns.html
Door Opened To India For Deeper Striking M777 Guns





BAE has not lost any of their arrogance even after becoming a mostly US company.

Have they resolved what happened to their guns during trials?
by ramana
18 Apr 2018 06:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1235
Views: 144794

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

This " us or them " attitude of certain US donkeys in the admin. is what puts nations off closer ties with the US. Either you agree to be a servile lackey or poodle like Britain-istan, or you are asked to take a walk and put on a black list. "Buy our wares or else!" warnings are...
by ramana
18 Apr 2018 03:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2853
Views: 199886

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Soon will reach Jupiter.
by ramana
18 Apr 2018 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018
Replies: 2853
Views: 199886

Re: Terroristan - 4th Jan 2018

Falijee, Let me thank you for your colorful explanation on Pakiness. Thanks for the efforts.
This thread has been lively with yiur insights.

Ramana
by ramana
18 Apr 2018 01:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 4233
Views: 457701

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Aditya G wrote:Any pictures of sharang?



Lot on Twitter.
Follow DrUddipan the PRO for OFB.

He has PhD from TIFR
by ramana
17 Apr 2018 23:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1685
Views: 271318

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

There is a bias towards heavies because we mostly have heavies. Heavies will end up doing stuff that can be done efficiently by mediums or lights. Check out videos of Iron Fist and Vayu Shakti. Everything done in this exercise has been done before with "lights and mediums" except 3000 km ...
by ramana
17 Apr 2018 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4296
Views: 631425

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Phillip, Do look for reports of In participation in Ex Gaganshakti 2018.

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