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by Sumeet
09 Oct 2020 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

In a war, when your adversary is going to have a 200 - 250KM long ARM, streaming at you at Mach 4, datalinked, you really hope the propeller's are rotating fast.. really fast.. to allow you to land quickly. 200-250 km Air to Air Mach 4+ ARM with a counter shut down capability (that can survive airb...
by Sumeet
17 Sep 2020 09:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738828

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

So in the news its mentioned they are getting HMD ? I thought those were anyways integrated in MKI. Any one knows which HMD are those -- Elbit Systems Targo 2 ? Hope these BNET+ SDR from Astra-Rafael system also enable better integration with Phalcon AWACS. On that note they should also go ahead and...
by Sumeet
15 Sep 2020 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738828

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

Are we sure about this? I have heard reports that the MKI's computer failed to compute a firing solution. AFAIK, not true. Well that story has been circulated and written about by even likes of Vishnu Som. Shekhar Gupta repeated this exact piece of news in his recent cut the clutter on Rafale Induc...
by Sumeet
11 Sep 2020 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

From Mahendra Singh Dhoni....read the tweet :) https://twitter.com/msdhoni/status/1303950494466015233?s=20 ---> Wishing the glorious 17 Squadron (Golden Arrows) all the very best and for all of us hope the Rafale beats the service record of the Mirage 2000. But Su-30MKI remains my fav and the boys ...
by Sumeet
11 Sep 2020 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 686880

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Thanks man.
by Sumeet
08 Sep 2020 11:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3721
Views: 686880

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

@CRamS, Where are you watching Avrodh in US ?
by Sumeet
23 Aug 2020 03:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067112

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

http://indiafacts.org/conspiracy-against-narendra-modis-government/ The best case scenario for India here would be playing USA and China against each other. And preferably a weakened USA coming out on top. And India finishing them off. Like USA did to Britain in world war 2. For a world to peaceful...
by Sumeet
18 Aug 2020 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

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

A2G modes of UTTAM AESA can be developed over time. IAF if serious about indigenization will sincerely back it. For time being can we not use ELTA's ELM-2060P SAR/GMTI pod based solution ? At some point in time even for MKI this was used till all A2G modes were properly functional. Even in current R...
by Sumeet
10 Aug 2020 03:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067112

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Scumbag Rajdeep saying SSR was not that big of a star that so much has to be made for him (Video is in Hindi, pardon me guys):

by Sumeet
10 Aug 2020 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

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

The PSUs will either have to be privatized, which is a political event, or give contracts to private companies for production which will require a huge capital outlay. Private companies will only be interested if they are given a level playing field. Also, what will we do with HAL and other PSUs if...
by Sumeet
10 Aug 2020 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741529

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

Thanks Williams for correcting as well
by Sumeet
10 Aug 2020 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741529

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

Thakur_B wrote:^^ Sumeet ji, remove the space in the bbcode youtube link and your video will work. Otherwise it is giving an error.


Done !!
by Sumeet
10 Aug 2020 01:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4311
Views: 741529

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

Cross posting from Tejas thread: Guys please hear out Air Marshall PK Barbora (Former Vice Chief of Air Staff) he makes a lot of valid points about indigenization, Tejas etc, makes an extremely strong statement that HAL and public sector is unable to deliver because of lack of patriotic sentiment am...
by Sumeet
10 Aug 2020 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

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

Cross posting from Tejas thread: Guys please hear out Air Marshall PK Barbora (Former Vice Chief of Air Staff) he makes a lot of valid points about indigenization, Tejas etc, makes an extremely strong statement that HAL and public sector is unable to deliver because of lack of patriotic sentiment am...
by Sumeet
04 Aug 2020 03:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2999
Views: 544334

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Guys this is the funniest video I have seen on Youtube on S-400 SAM by Indian guy. It's in Hindi but definitely worth a watch once due to this guys enthusiasm. We should invite this guy to BRF will be fun !!!

by Sumeet
03 Aug 2020 11:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

What people are also forgetting with Rafale which has planned F4 and very possible F5 version (~2030) with 6th generation tech we will have a very good upgrade path which will put pressure over our adversaries. What 6th gen tech? Rafale's F4/F5 version will put it at par with F-35 in terms of Senso...
by Sumeet
31 Jul 2020 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

What people are also forgetting with Rafale which has planned F4 and very possible F5 version (~2030) with 6th generation tech... Typo saar? Did you mean 5th generation tech? But the main USP of fifth generation is VLO. While Dassault has done a lot of work to reduce Rafale's signature, she is cert...
by Sumeet
31 Jul 2020 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

What people are also forgetting with Rafale which has planned F4 and very possible F5 version (~2030) with 6th generation tech we will have a very good upgrade path which will put pressure over our adversaries. That pressure will remain on TSP/China for next decade and will give us psychological edg...
by Sumeet
31 Jul 2020 09:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

If J-20 is not stealthy, Rafale will make a mincemeat of it and we are safe for another 10-15 years. If J-20 is good, we will have to then go for SU-57 (hopefully operational by then) or F-35 (if geopolitics favor it). Our MCA is way into the future and who knows how good it will be. However LCA, L...
by Sumeet
31 Jul 2020 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

Some people have mentioned about Rafale's low flying capability, see below video as a testimony. Imagine it sneaking through Himalayas like that loaded with Hammer AASM to get to it's target, scaring Erieye with Meteor.

by Sumeet
30 Jul 2020 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

Rafale is going to crash. Just a reality of combat flying. IAF is prepared for that eventuality. Media and Politicians are not. It will be a crash of a different kind. DCNS in France leaked 90% of the information out about the India specific Scorpene. How do we know Dassault will not do the same? R...
by Sumeet
30 Jul 2020 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

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

Tejas Mk1A and Tejas MK2/MWF will be backbone of our fighter force for a long time to come. We should play smart here and get all sensors and avionics ready in time even if foreign collaboration is needed with Elta/Elisra/Elettronica etc. Eventually what is imported content can be swapped out with d...
by Sumeet
30 Jul 2020 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3077
Views: 759807

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Without aircraft carriers we will be fighting China on our Southern tip. Let's get our carrier force build up going so that we can project our power deep into blue. The more power we have the more allies will find us beneficial to collaborate with. Plus we need a minmum of 3 carriers to handle TSP a...
by Sumeet
28 Jul 2020 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 924
Views: 281047

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

Well why speculate on whether Tejas MK2 can beat Rafale or not. By the time it comes out Rafale will be at F4 standard. It's silly to talk whether Tejas can beat Rafale or vice versa. I sincerely hope IAF is closely involved and feedback on aerodynamics of M2K, Rafale and Tejas Mk1 experience all co...
by Sumeet
27 Jul 2020 14:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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


Good news !!!

Rakesh admiral Sahib, any chance of lungi dance and/or mithai when they land :)
by Sumeet
27 Jul 2020 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

I presume Rafale will come with own SDR, all our legacy aircraft were pre digital era, the Su-30MKI scream for an upgrade with AESA radar , MAWS, SDR, updated IRST, ODL and more important long range BVR's, RVV -BD for Awacs, fleet wise Astra availability etc. Aditya, Don't even get me started on ho...
by Sumeet
27 Jul 2020 06:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

Will Rafael's BNET SDR also be used on Rafale F3+ of IAF or we have procured some french equipment ?

Anyone has any idea of planned SATCOM abilities of Rafale ?
by Sumeet
24 Jul 2020 14:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

Hammer missiles comes in 3 configurations: Basic: INS + GPS Advanced 1: INS + GPA + IIR Seeker Advanced 2: INS + GPS + Laser Guidance From the manufacturer: https://www.safran-electronics-defense.com/aerospace/weapons-and-missiles/aasm Usable from greater and greater safety distances, with unrivaled...
by Sumeet
24 Jul 2020 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3672
Views: 689567

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

Well IAF seems to love French equipment since time of Kargil. Recall MRCA in its oldest avatar was just buy 126 Mirage 2000. Even during Balakot we see IAF's love affair with French birds although weaponry used was Israel's Spice. Some of Rafale's weaponry can be integrated with Tejas MK1A and MK2 v...
by Sumeet
08 Jun 2020 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706031

Re: Understanding the US - Again

So here we go in US also .......

Will be interesting to see if African American community which has executed it's struggle so far independently and idolized people like Gandhi will fall for this or not

How Floyd Case Could Finally Unite Blacks and Muslims
by Sumeet
08 Jun 2020 12:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4987
Views: 718364

Re: Internal Security Watch

Incorrectly posted here. Actually belongs to Understanding US thread. Moving it there.
by Sumeet
16 May 2020 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2234
Views: 334600

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

India should pursue both MWF and follow on batche(s) [ 1 - 3] of Rafale when F4 version matures including upgrading existing ones to F4 standard as well. There is no need for new circus called MMRCA 2. Complete focus should be on indigenous R&D & production eco system for this whole decade f...
by Sumeet
14 May 2020 12:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4590
Views: 757174

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Mort, Syam & KLN, Seems part of Sander's agenda has been slipped into Biden's campaign. I heard AOC is trying to find common grounds with Biden. Indian dharmics (Hindus, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs) should take a wholistic approach to this situation and be careful about their monetary & politica...
by Sumeet
27 Apr 2020 05:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213966

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

Isn't Crystal Maze same as Spice ? If not then what is Crystal Maze ? Spice is a family of guidance kits IIRC and are free fall. The former is a missile. Crystal maze is Indian version of Israeli Rafael's Popeye missile system. Probably it will be retired as India progresses with SCALP, Nirbhay, SA...
by Sumeet
27 Apr 2020 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738828

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

srai wrote:....

Nice video about equipment mentioned on this HAL chart: (Just a note: sorry guys this is in Hindi without subtitles)

@Karan M and others how accurate is the information on this video. Normally I find this guy to be very specific, clear and to the point about tech explanations.

by Sumeet
04 Apr 2020 01:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3818
Views: 738828

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

Man this sucks in 2020+ time frame we will be installing a PESA radar on our frontline fighter. We should have worked with Israel or someone to accelerate our own Uttam AESA program or we can still accelerate our AESA and install it in MKI as well in few years from now. We should aim for max commona...
by Sumeet
11 Mar 2020 22:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4590
Views: 757174

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Of all Democratic candidates, outside of Tulsi Gabbard, Joe Biden is the best bet for India. He has not joined other democratic candidates in spewing venom on India and was generally more positive towards India than Obama. Having been in govt, he knows the geo strategic game and why US needs India ...
by Sumeet
11 Mar 2020 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 4590
Views: 757174

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Also Bernie Sanders losing Michigan despite the heavy over the top endorsement by Muslims Imams etc is very good message to Democrats. Don't do that. Well in last elections wasn't it that HRC wanted to bring 10's of thousands of Syrian refugees into US and Trump openly called her out for that. That...
by Sumeet
11 Mar 2020 19:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 8041
Views: 1067112

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Yagnasri wrote:See the entire speech. Makes very good consolidation of what INC and BIF has done. Starting from Soros to AK.


Where is the speech, I scrolled and couldn't find one ?

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