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by idan
03 Aug 2020 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3537
Views: 641476

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

RAF typhoon fleet routinely flies very low level in Mach valley Wales - approx 300 - 400 ft agl

by idan
03 Aug 2020 01:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3537
Views: 641476

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

Learning to fly a new aircraft type and combat tactics are altogether different. Tactics can be developed only after extensive flying in the India by TACDE folks. Simulators are only for practicing emergency procedures. You cannot have a fighter simulator that can simulate the fighters flight envelo...
by idan
03 Aug 2020 00:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3537
Views: 641476

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

So far the experience TACDE folks have on Rafale is a few days of DACT mission under the aegis of 'Mission Pegase' with the Armée de l'Air pilots in 2018.
by idan
03 Aug 2020 00:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3537
Views: 641476

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

How Will Rafale Transform Indian Air Force’s Combat Potential https://www.news18.com/amp/news/opinion/how-will-rafale-transform-indian-air-forces-combat-potential-2747309.html?__twitter_impression=true All very valid points. But it would take a minimum of six months to operationalize Rafales for co...
by idan
19 Jul 2020 22:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It defies all conventional and economic wisdom to think of CPEC as a route for Chinese goods to Gwadar. The distance is so far and the manufacturing bases of China in it's eastern seaboard, It would be a trek halfway around the world and Karakoram Highway with long stretches of extremely vulnerable...
by idan
14 Jul 2020 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

It defies all conventional and economic wisdom to think of CPEC as a route for Chinese goods to Gwadar. The distance is so far and the manufacturing bases of China in it's eastern seaboard, It would be a trek halfway around the world and Karakoram Highway with long stretches of extremely vulnerable ...
by idan
13 Jul 2020 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

Idan,the MI-26 is certainly not junk.Far be from it.They're the most capable heavylift helos in the world, that can even rescue a downed Chinook,as was done in Afg! The new upgraded 26T is even more capable.And why std. 155m howitzers instead of lightweight ones? It's because the LW howitzer's rang...
by idan
10 Jul 2020 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

Red tape leaves IAF’s Kargil heavyweight, Mi-26, out of LAC action https://m.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/red-tape-leaves-iafs-kargil-heavyweight-mi-26-out-of-lac-action-110143 :D I hope we get more Chinooks and better border infra and this file is lost in the black hole that is the Babu's iron alm...
by idan
09 Jul 2020 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4263
Views: 989666

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

Chandrayaan 3 work continues. Researchers in Jadavpur University modelling and running simulation of soft landing on lunar surface.

https://www.timesnownews.com/technology ... ets/611731
by idan
08 Jul 2020 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

I've always considered Kargil as a huge opportunity lost for the IAF. All our other shortcomings aside, we did have nearly six squadrons of BVR capable fighters vs zero for the PAF. If the IAF had been allowed to cross the LoC, they could have delivered a body blow to the PAF or forced them to curt...
by idan
06 Jul 2020 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

Any future Rafale purchase will not encounter delays as the procurement framework is already set. Price estimation inline with y.o.y. inflation and forex adjustments will be required and done quickly. For the IAF, Rafale is always a preferred choice and ‘exceptional’ .... even ACM Raha had said the ...
by idan
05 Jul 2020 14:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3620
Views: 664285

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

Is Su 35S fundamentally different to operate (and spares etc.) from Su 30 MKI? If the 'Super Sukhoi' upgrade is pegged at Su 35S standards then it makes sense to buy the new variant which is lightweight, has more composites in the airframe and a new updated engine. Indonesia has not inked the deal y...
by idan
05 Jul 2020 01:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2951
Views: 847112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The whole idea of upgrading Jaguar was ill-planned
by idan
05 Jul 2020 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2951
Views: 847112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Unfortunately there will be no new engines for Jaguar. That money is used for Mig 29 airframes and MKIs
by idan
05 Jul 2020 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2951
Views: 847112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

No Jaguars will not be retiring in 2023. It will be closer to 2030 when older lots start getting number plated. Depends on how new fleet acquisitions go. All MiG-21s will be retired by 2025. Their airframe life will be up. Yes but do they serve any purpose today. There is operational cost to mainta...
by idan
05 Jul 2020 00:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

Prem Kumar wrote:Why is MMRCA rearing its ugly head again? Didn't the CDS recently say that we don't need the MMRCA because the Tejas variants will do the job?


CDS cannot take decisions for air force nor impose one. Air Chief has the last say.
by idan
04 Jul 2020 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2951
Views: 847112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

I think they should be able to intergrate them with the Tejas, M-2000, Rafale Fleet. This with Darin-3 Jaguars should keep the 384 missiles being used. I dont think they were integrated with the Darin -1 and Darin-2 Jaguar's being begin phased retirement from 2023. DARIN 3 is useless, the aircrafts...
by idan
04 Jul 2020 15:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2951
Views: 847112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Another one... IAF integrating a wide spectrum of ASRAAM https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2020/01/iaf-integrating-a-wide-spectrum-of-asraam/ 22 January 2020 My question was specifically around what happens to the MBDA WVR ASRAAMs when Jaguars start to retire in 2023. Do they get repurposed on Su...
by idan
03 Jul 2020 20:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2951
Views: 847112

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

What happens to the MBDA ASRAAM post Jaguar? It was close to half a billion $ contract and joint manufacturing with BDL.
by idan
03 Jul 2020 14:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

Instead of wasting money on botched Jaguar upgrade and old Mig 29 airframes, we should have gone for more Rafales
by idan
02 Jul 2020 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

All this amounts to $ 2.4 billion. If negotiated properly we could have got another squadron of Rafale. Are we bribing Russia? I hate to see Raksha Mantri and GOI capitulate due to the China situation. Wasted money on an under powered Jaguar. This is how we loose money!
by idan
02 Jul 2020 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

not to forget the money gone down the drain for Jaguar upgrade
by idan
02 Jul 2020 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

For $2.5 billion, Russia sold 24 Su-35S to China fully loaded with R-27, R-73, RVV-family missiles and Kh-35E anti-ship missiles. We are buying Soviet era Mig 29 airframes that were stored for a very long time!
by idan
02 Jul 2020 18:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4786
Views: 1132969

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

India approves massive defence-related proposals including 33 new fighter aircraft https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/mike-pompeo-welcomes-indias-decision-to-ban-chinese-apps/liveblog/76740252.cms So we need more such incursions from the Chinese side periodically to get files moving ...
by idan
02 Jul 2020 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4348
Views: 781811

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Royal Navy is a senior service in the UK therefore the ensign. Royal Marines have ranks like the British Army and they are an expeditionary and amphibious warfare commando force in Royal Navy. They have seen extensive action in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. SAS is special forces airborne troops a...
by idan
02 Jul 2020 03:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3245
Views: 936389

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

When HAL's product development is inextricably linked to MoD, funding delays are bound to happen. HAL should raise $5 billion from open market to fund product/MVP development, only then we will see massive ramp up otherwise this rona dhona will continue ad-infinitum
by idan
02 Jul 2020 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2201
Views: 311423

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

Sukhoi swarm ... what next? Autonomous Su-57 I presume! Russian Su-57 jet controls Su-35 aircraft ‘Swarm’ in teaming experiment https://www.defenseworld.net/news/27298/Russian_Su_57_Jet_Controls_Su_35_Aircraft____Swarm____in_Teaming_Experiment#.XvzaZZNKiqk 28 June 2020 A Russian Su-57 stealth jet co...
by idan
01 Jul 2020 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2201
Views: 311423

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

I'm not sure its hyperbole Admiral. The russkis do have a hypersonic AAM, the big ass r37m. Aka r77bd. Afaik it's already integrated on the mig31bm and has a range of > 300km @m6. Tests were being carried out on the su35 iirc. They'll probly hold out unless they get something lucrative in return. T...
by idan
01 Jul 2020 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2201
Views: 311423

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

China cannot blatantly clone Flankers without the approval of Russians. The relationship exists beyong simple buyer - seller. Russian designers work hand in glove with Chinese and China must be cofunding some of Russia's latest product development. I think the Russians know that China will copy the...
by idan
01 Jul 2020 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2201
Views: 311423

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

China cannot blatantly clone Flankers without the approval of Russians. The relationship exists beyong simple buyer - seller. Russian designers work hand in glove with Chinese and China must be cofunding some of Russia's latest product development.
by idan
01 Jul 2020 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2201
Views: 311423

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

If this article below is true, the Russians likely offered this to Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh when he visited Russia last week. Why Russia’s offer to build its elite Su-35 fighters in India could be very tempting for Delhi https://www.defenceaviationpost.com/2020/06/why-russias-offer-to-build-its-...
by idan
30 Jun 2020 01:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

American THAAD is still in Israel. In all likelihood we can see a THAAD in action in Ladakh and that will be a strong message to the dilly-dallying Russians. Uhh I understand your desire to vent vs the russkis, but why exactly are you expecting to see thaad in action in ladakh? Are the Chinese goin...
by idan
29 Jun 2020 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

American THAAD is still in Israel. In all likelihood we can see a THAAD in action in Ladakh and that will be a strong message to the dilly-dallying Russians A simple compare of THAAD and S400 shows the deficiencies of THAAD, so what additional help do we expect by trying to deploy THAAD?(if the amr...
by idan
29 Jun 2020 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

There are a few THAAD X-band radars permanently deployed in Israel

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by idan
29 Jun 2020 15:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

American THAAD is still in Israel. In all likelihood we can see a THAAD in action in Ladakh and that will be a strong message to the dilly-dallying Russians https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2019/03/2_4-640x400.jpeg https://static.timesofisrael.com/www/uploads/2019/03/WhatsApp_Image_2019-...
by idan
28 Jun 2020 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4096
Views: 672684

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

How can HAL decide who will be a joint venture partner for AMCA? I can understand ADA/DRDO the designers for AMCA. It should be a joint policy by MoD and Commerce ministries. Getting PSU involved will lead to indefinite delays! Let HAL compete to be a production partner if at all they can make it on...
by idan
28 Jun 2020 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

We can launch a massive military campaign in the border to evict the Chinese. Technically we are not invading China/Tibet but reclaiming our own territory. Had the items listed above were in surplus would we have waited? Why are we placing order for imported ordnance now as a reaction? Somewhere th...
by idan
28 Jun 2020 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

What we need is the following in bulk ASAP and then we go to thrash Chinese and take back Aksai Chin and beyond: 1. Fighter jets with A2A continent even if we need to buy some second hand 2. Artillery guns, MBRLs 3. AD SAM batteries both QRSAM and MRSAM How will that help take back land? We can lau...
by idan
28 Jun 2020 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020
Replies: 6737
Views: 727232

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020

This is the UPA govt's 2006 official position on China's encroachment of Indian land .... 43180 sq. kms to be precise. If you question any Congress stooge with this fact and ask them how much have they recovered till 2014 ....... this will shut down their canard. I have tried it and it works wonder...

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