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by Sumeet
15 Nov 2019 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Does anyone here subscribes to Janes ? Could they please highlight all important points in this article for us here. See partial article below: France lays out Rafale upgrade path to 2070 France has laid out the upgrade path it intends to rollout for the Dassualt Rafale to keep the multirole combat ...
by Sumeet
13 Nov 2019 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Came across some information on SPECTRA EW system of Rafale: This is from 2015 article: https://jocdigital.uberflip.com/i/589881-thales-electronic-warfare/3 SPECTRA Protection of the Rafale is entrusted to the SPECTRA (Self-Protection Equipment to Counter Threats for Rafale Aircraft), an integrated ...
by Sumeet
12 Oct 2019 01:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Mort & Darshan, If China or TSP can get complete radar profile of Rafale why they cannot get the same for MWF/Tejas Mk 2 or AMCA ? If Chinese can break into US MIC and get details of F-35, why can't same happen in India ? Why can we not get radar profile of FC-31 or J-20 ? What will happen if we...
by Sumeet
09 Oct 2019 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416598

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

Vivek K after the S400 purchase, US wont sell F 35. So lets not go strawman. Will it be willing to sell Super Hornet Block 3 with latest bells and whistles ? What about Growler ? Hi Vivek_k, Once the trend is set by current air force chief it will be hard for other air force chief's to not follow o...
by Sumeet
30 Sep 2019 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 1887
Views: 496666

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Exactly what I was thinking ! I just recently found an old FlightGlobal article from the early 2000s that mentioned the MICA was in development for nearly 15 years. “Torturous” development. Just imagine the mindset of that fellow who wrote it. Such a snide remark. Yup, AMRAAM took development for t...
by Sumeet
25 Sep 2019 04:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Well, Dhanoa ji thinks otherwise... Watch this video from 1:11:00---> https://youtu.be/ooE8vLRfvVo He clearly says that we need Rafale to take care of J20 and J31 of PLAAF... Because the Su-30 MKI upgrade is not ready and will take time to induct. The Rafales are available today. Once the Su-30 upg...
by Sumeet
24 Sep 2019 04:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 2969
Views: 409215

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Cross posting from Terroristan thread: https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1176206941909082112 The moment when a Pakistani Journalist goes into a rhetoric mode on Kashmir, Trump asks Imran Khan: ‘Where do you get reporters like these?’ Then asks the reporter: ‘Are you from his (Imran) team? You...
by Sumeet
24 Sep 2019 04:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 491578

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1176206941909082112 The moment when a Pakistani Journalist goes into a rhetoric mode on Kashmir, Trump asks Imran Khan: ‘Where do you get reporters like these?’ Then asks the reporter: ‘Are you from his (Imran) team? You are making a statement, not asking a q...
by Sumeet
23 Sep 2019 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Nikhil and Vimal, We are not yet at the stage where we can live without imports. Western technologies from nations like France & Israel is very much needed to counter foreseeable threats in our hostile neighborhood. This allows us time to invest in our own local R&D and build our own eco sys...
by Sumeet
23 Sep 2019 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

teaching him some election campaign trip

they are doing a victory lap

dhol playing
by Sumeet
23 Sep 2019 00:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

he makes a point that 9/11 conspirators and 26/11 perperators found in one place

Calls for conclusive & decisive war against terrorist and terrorist sponsoring TSP
by Sumeet
23 Sep 2019 00:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

saip wrote:^^^Where are you? In the USA not being covered.


Its front page news:

https://www.cnn.com/
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Modi elaborating different language concepts to Trump and Co.
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Modi saying All is Well in India in many different languages :)
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Karan M wrote:What a big middle finger to Hasan Minhaj and all the Islamist-lite crowd! :D


Yes and same to people like him in India. I hope it’s rubbed in to them in India.
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mollick you beat me to this. I don’t think this will be lost on observers and analysts.
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 23:35
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3418
Views: 477389

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Vivek Kumar wrote:"Threat of radical islamic terrorism"... 8) :twisted: :evil:


Yeah and he got standing ovation for that from everyone including PM Modi
by Sumeet
22 Sep 2019 07:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795399

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

NRao wrote:...


Discussion turns very interesting from 13:45 onwards ... LCA, Balakot etc .. please do watch.

I love how he credits national leadership. We are lucky to have this govt.
by Sumeet
18 Sep 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2094
Views: 469551

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For all practical purpose, P17A is a destroyer. No puny primary or secondary radar. DDG style full TFTA MF-Star and a meaty search radar. IN must have realized there is no point making two design for frigate & destroyer, given the time our shipyard take to built them. It is better to build a si...
by Sumeet
18 Sep 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2094
Views: 469551

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Excellent video on P-17A frigate:


by Sumeet
12 Sep 2019 04:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585475

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan, in Pakistan, the defence services are the decision makers, unlike in India. There is nobody to overrule them or tell them we can't afford what you want, or that you can't just buy something without going through a process or the manufacturer you are looking for has been blacklisted. There is...
by Sumeet
12 Sep 2019 00:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585475

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

If they are not buying more are they giving some feedback as to what needs to be improved for a block 2 version of Netra ? This is extremely disappointing for scientist who have put in a lot of effort in developing this. This type of attitude will also discourage private sector in getting involved i...
by Sumeet
05 Sep 2019 01:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795399

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

Even the upgraded Mirages and 29UPG dont have a PESA/AESA , IAF has opted for Slotted Array for even its premium aircraft Mirages. They don't have options. The Russians didn't have an AESA when the MiG-29 Upg was signed and the Mirage aircraft upgrade was so expensive we opted for the less expensiv...
by Sumeet
05 Sep 2019 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795399

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

I would add upgrade IRST along with Irbis-E (Prefer a 2000 TR modules GaN AESA radar instead though). Is any country fielding a GaN based FCR yet? Our LCA Tejas could have been one of the first to feature GaN AESA radar but ... (see below) From 2015: https://saabgroup.com/media/stories/stories-list...
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 07:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795399

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

Also allows IAF fighters to engage *RF optimized* stealth fighters at near-BVR ranges (30km+) also low flying cruise missiles etc which cannot use clutter to avoid RF missile shots. Its arguably the only missile (apart from the Mica-IR) which can assist the IAF in the LO opponent scenario. The Mica...
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 07:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525733

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

Vips wrote:Instead of buying a substantial number of additional numbers we should just buy 12-18 SU30 to replace the crashed frames, and go for 36 SU35 preferably with AESA radar.


Where is the AESA radar ? If we were living in dream world I wish we can execute Jaguar MAX on MKI and add Meteor BVRAAM to it.
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525733

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

Prithwiraj wrote:


Is that Litening 4 pod or Elta SAR 20060 Pod on MKI in that video at 1:11 and 1:18-1:23 ?

Also what is the blue dot on MKI tail boom 2:31 ?
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 03:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2094
Views: 469551

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

If there is anything that Donald Trump has taught the world, is that the United States is the most unreliable and untrustworthy ally to have. Buy what is needed, but keep the Americans at an arms length. Donald Trump will not be President forever and the next President will likely be a Democratic o...
by Sumeet
04 Sep 2019 02:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2753
Views: 328649

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014

http://www.tsagi.ru/pressroom/news/4264/ http://www.tsagi.ru/upload/medialibrary/1a5/1a555388dcd8c7833fa5f4cf8e7db8eb.jpg Isn't Stealth Fighter supposed to have 'Y' Duct like Tejas ? Su 57 engine fans will be so visible to radar Su 57 is not a proper Stealth design due to these and other reasons (G...
by Sumeet
30 Aug 2019 04:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Guys lets take Submarine talk to appropriate thread and leave this for Rafale discussions.
by Sumeet
29 Aug 2019 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Any idea what is the specific enhancement we have requested in IRST of Rafale ? Also, jammer pod is news to me, Rafale has fully internal comprehensive EW system. IRST would be whatever is the latest version of the Optronique Secteur Frontal (OSF). Jamming Pod is confusing to me as well. Should not...
by Sumeet
29 Aug 2019 03:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Spectra EW and Jamming pod are probably two separate units hopefully. Spectra may be used to manage radar emission and classifications locally(on a per plane basis). It may comprise of minimal radar cancellation tech, to help the aircraft fare better when being painted by another aircraft, or if a ...
by Sumeet
27 Aug 2019 12:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2821
Views: 456455

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Wondering if current generation of ELW 2090 AWACS also features GaN technology for AESA radar like ELW 2085 CAEW offered on GulfStream ? ELW 2085: https://www.iai.co.il/p/elw-2085-caew ELW 2090: https://www.iai.co.il/p/elw-2090 2 AWACS, air-to-air missiles on agenda for Netanyahu visit Israeli Prime...
by Sumeet
27 Aug 2019 06:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 525733

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

My best guess is 114 Rafale. It is a very costly buy for us. But if we are, buying 114 F-35 will give us dominance in west and north for some 30 years and price maybe same. Not happening due to S-400 Also because of issues like ToT, local production (even at screw driver giri level), sharing of rad...
by Sumeet
26 Aug 2019 10:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

Indian-standard Rafale jet to be ready by September 2021 https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/indian-standard-rafale-jet-to-be-ready-by-september-2021/article29247199.ece Dinakar Peri, 25 August 2019 As per the IGA, deliveries begin 36 months from signing of the contract and will be completed in ...
by Sumeet
25 Aug 2019 03:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2761
Views: 454529

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

+1 Suresh sir It is indeed needed that we have a good number of squadrons of these top line aircrafts backed by DRDO Netra and Phalcon AWACS. Rafale is an excellent piece of technology and it will keep us ahead in the technology game. IAF is not wrong if they have penchant for possessing the best in...
by Sumeet
24 Aug 2019 04:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108309

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

If its Uttam AESA we can integrate Meteor BVRAAM instead of I-Derby ER to complement ASTRA.

If its El/M 2052, Meteor will not be integrated.

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