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by khukri
08 May 2015 15:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3963
Views: 143556

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

Actually that's borne out by this study of trends in air to air combat from the defence aerospace site :
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... 2819/.html
by khukri
07 Jun 2013 21:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 439236

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Extract from report on robotic systems, Israeli ISDEF 2013 exhibition: Another new payload coming from the Netherlands is the Acoustic Multi-Mission Sensor (AMMS) a patented Acoustic Vector Sensor developed by Microflown-Avisa. At a weigh of 70 grams the sensor can be mounted on the tip of a UAV, de...
by khukri
03 Jun 2013 17:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 149751

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Says V K Mittal, a former senior scientist with the agency, “DRDO technology is almost two decades old. Two projects, namely Samyukta and Sangraha electronic warfare equipment, were partially inducted in the armed forces, but users felt these were outdated and more expensive than the latest technol...
by khukri
11 Nov 2012 17:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141308

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

chetak wrote:


Hakim Janab,
The recoil of the very first shot will take out the aircraft itself... :wink:


True although the US has mounted a 105mm gun on a C-130, together with a Gatling gun and a 40mm bofors cannon...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_AC-130
by khukri
30 Sep 2012 06:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1341
Views: 232791

Re: Kargil War Thread - VI

For me Kargil is always a perfidy in more ways than one. It threw to the winds the percieved wisdom that nuke powers dont directly fight for it could lead to escalation. One of the most important roles of nuke weapons is to deter war. The fact that TSP indulged in aggression, which is the forceful ...
by khukri
16 Sep 2012 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 180871

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

As an aside, can I please ask the we stop piling on George Welch. The Super Hornet provided arguably the best value-for-money of all the aircraft involved in the competition. A pertinent factor given the prevaling economic conditions. Unfortunately for Boeing, the competition was structured such th...
by khukri
12 Sep 2012 21:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 190390

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

^^^^^
Saudi deals are not the best yardstick to measure true cost -remember Al Yamamah?
by khukri
12 Sep 2012 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141308

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

he has covered all bases for sure - he will be right :mrgreen: I did a little checking- actually this time we might have been a little unfair to PS, the original information came from George Mader at ACIG, here : http://www.acig.info/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=253&Ite...
by khukri
12 Sep 2012 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141308

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

^^^ what is the anti-radar missile proposed? Most sources say not determined yet, Prasun Sengupta however, had this to say " A wide range of PGMs are presently being evaluated by the IAF for the upgraded Jaguar IS, including the AASM from SAGEM (belonging to France’s SAFRAN Group), Raytheon’s ...
by khukri
12 Sep 2012 12:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141308

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

With the proposed upgrade looks like the Jags will still be potent and relevant for at least a decade more in the IAF. And should be more survivable in deep penetration with towed decoys and comprehensive jammers. It looks like they're being converted to dedicated SEADS aircraft as primary role, wi...
by khukri
12 Sep 2012 11:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 141308

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

the jaguar has no radar, even after the upgrade...so how would it generate terrain following data? ' Not necessarily true, see link below. IAI announced a mystery Asian customer for the EL-2032, which is apparently already fitted to the maritime interdiction versions of the IAF Jags according to th...
by khukri
04 Sep 2012 16:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Industrial development & the evolution of military aviation
Replies: 128
Views: 6833

Re: Industrial development & the evolution of military aviat

Not sure where this interesting tidbit belongs, please move if necessary - from Gizmag To see diagrams see link: http://m.gizmag.com/article/23959/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=f919a0dbcc-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email View Gallery The Forest Products Laboratory of the US Forest...
by khukri
03 Sep 2012 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3371
Views: 465473

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

An alternate view of the new British Type 26 Global Combat Ship, by one who should know..... From Defense Aerospace Do You Understand your Prime Minister? (excerpt)   (Source: Daily Mail’s William Forbes blog; posted Aug. 31, 2012)     “Do you understand your Prime Minister?” the General asked me. &...
by khukri
28 Aug 2012 05:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 149751

Re: LCA News and Discussions

surya ji, the word is tidbits. Nope English titbit, US tidbit titbit [ˈtɪtˌbɪt] esp US, tidbit n 1. (Cookery) a tasty small piece of food; dainty 2. a pleasing scrap of anything, such as scandal [perhaps from dialect tid tender, of obscure origin] Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridge...
by khukri
09 Jul 2012 08:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4264
Views: 149751

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^^ I wanted a satisfactory response. I once met Angelina Jolie at an airport and invited her politely for a quickie in the men's toilet. A couple of bouncers hit me and handed me over to the airport police. I was innocent. I was just asking for a satisfactory response. i wanted a response that wou...
by khukri
20 Jun 2012 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4775
Views: 887271

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

India Scraps Domestic Jet Engine Plan End of Kaveri for Tejas? That report is misleading. We already know that for LCA Mk.2 99 F414 are on order and for Mk.1 it is F404. Nothing new here. Kaveri is still in as far as AMCA, UAV and LCA Mk.3 (if there is a variant). So it's not an end of the road for...
by khukri
19 Mar 2012 06:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 442671

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Not a chance of this happening, but......
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... itzer.html
by khukri
29 Feb 2012 16:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 831481

by khukri
03 Dec 2011 19:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 831481

Re: Small Arms Thread

GOI seems to have woken up to China threat too - more divisions, quick inductions via FMS route. Methinks the artillery stalemate will be circumvented soon - one way or the other. Correct. But the interesting thing is, do you ask for UBGLs and Picatinny rails for a defensive force AR? Sounds like t...
by khukri
17 Nov 2011 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473507

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

And Dassault snatches defeat from the jaws of victory once again...! UAE Says France's Rafale Deal 'Unworkable' By PIERRE TRAN Published: 16 Nov 2011 09:00    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The industrial terms in the French effort to sell the Dassault Rafale fighter to the United Arab Emirates were ...
by khukri
28 Oct 2011 21:11
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IN Navy in Mozambique 1987
Replies: 22
Views: 1029

Re: IN Navy in Mozambique 1987

I think India intervened in Seychelles after the US/UK/SA sent mercenaries allied to the former president deposed by the current president. In the 80's, US was concerned that an independent Seychelles would be a threat to Diego Garcia and India was concerned Diego Garcia could be used to enforce a ...
by khukri
07 Sep 2011 22:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 638786

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

^^^ That article is a fraud. Metamaterial based 'cloaking' is still highly experimental and has limited to no tactical use in its present form, because the cloak itself needs to take a simple geometric form (hemispheres are commonly used, for example) and cannot conform to the aircraft's skin. Not ...
by khukri
27 Jul 2011 11:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 598013

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

This is cutting edge and a bit out there, however, A TED talk on a craft that actually flies like a bird. Quite stunning If this can be scaled up to include a camera payload, imagine a flock of bird UAV's loitering in the air, even coming down to "rest" on branches during a lull and then ...
by khukri
26 Jul 2011 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 569375

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

^^^
actually these "bells and whistles" are scheduled for Mk II

http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-arm ... nents.html
by khukri
23 Jul 2011 23:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 569375

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

On popular demand and Singhaji's order, i have been authorised to release advance information on the latest development in mechanised infantry transportation system. 1. this is the basic version for mechanised infantry: http://www.ohgizmo.com/2006/04/23/offroading-with-the-tank-chair/ 2. This is the...
by khukri
20 Jul 2011 17:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908295

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Why do we exactly need that many ASW assets? Pakistan operates just a handful of SSKs. Vikrant = IMS :) Regret the mix up. At the same time, IAC - 1 is too small to be an aircraft carrier. Can be a helio + LCA N carrier id IAC-2 joins. IAC-1 is more of first ever demo carrier to be made. Why do you...
by khukri
18 Jul 2011 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797999

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Shrinivasan wrote:[size=150*]India's Mirage upgrade: a prelude to a Rafale MMRCA win?[/size]
Flight Global mag is obliquely predicting a MMRCA win for Rafale in light of the Mirage2000 upgrade to M2k-9 standard.

Could you post the link pls?
by khukri
17 Jul 2011 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797999

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The AESA for the Rafale, supposedly, is already there!!!! IF at all your logic makes any sense it could be for the conformal AESA. But, I doubt that. The M2K line has been shut down - for eons. it WILL cost some to bring it up to life. Much of this cost must be towards that re-start. Besides, if wh...
by khukri
17 Jul 2011 06:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797999

Re: Indian Military Aviation

adding a new engine, a new IRST, a new AERA all of which would cost a lot more, not to mention the additional time it will take to develop and integrate them. A lot more over and above to what has been apparently agreed to would make the upgrade cost more than a brand new fighter. THe neighbours ar...
by khukri
25 Jun 2011 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473507

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

^^Yeah, I think Manish you have misread the article - the problems referred to are with the f35's HMS not the Typhoon's.
by khukri
15 Jun 2011 18:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473507

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

That story has already been rubbished in every other forum with the following reasoning The only time the PAF and the RAF were together at an Anatolian Eagle was 2007/2, when the RAF bought 6 Tornado GR4's to the exercise not Typhoons. The only time they bought Typhoons was in 2009, when the PAF wer...
by khukri
23 Mar 2011 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908295

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

We were due to have an exercise with Oman this month as well as with KSA, looks like things have been postponed for later this year. They would use the military side of the Seeb Airport. It's probably just re-fueling after a sortie. We use Dorniers mainly for Anti Piracy surveillance ops right? Il-...
by khukri
23 Mar 2011 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908295

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:@ Khukri- Is there an email address to reach you at?


Mukesh: khukri53 at yahoo dot com
by khukri
22 Mar 2011 10:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908295

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Just saw IN Il-38 IN305 at Muscat airport
by khukri
26 Feb 2011 17:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 635797

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Khukri, some simple research before critizing Vina, Gripen C/D has not been offered by SAAB for MMRCA but Gripen NG which is still not in production. Infact, there was a complaint that Gripen NG was not sent for some of the Trials but only Gripen C/D. Now why would SAAB do that?? BECAUSE Gripen C/D...
by khukri
26 Feb 2011 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 635797

Re: LCA News and Discussions

khukri ji, LCA ASR has not stayed still. the LCA today is not the same one that was envisaged back in 80's. Well Rahul, the implication of that argument is that the evolving ASR's for the LCA have been set at a higher level than those for the MRCA, which is supposed to be an aircraft for the future...
by khukri
26 Feb 2011 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 635797

Re: LCA News and Discussions

That seems to fly in the face of logic - but hey, maybe in lahore that logic rocks! How does Lahore fit into the Gripen vs. LCA argument? More over, no one knows if Gripen really did well against IAF ASR for MMRCA and so is better left out of the discussion. The SwAF claims the Gripen is very satis...
by khukri
26 Feb 2011 11:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 635797

Re: LCA News and Discussions

For those who ask, well, how does the Gripen C /D have no "issues" with a lesser powered engine while the LCA seems to have "issues". Well, that assumes that the SwAF requirements are the same as the IAF ASR ? It is highly probable that the IAF ASRs are much tougher than the Swe...

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