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by chola
14 Nov 2019 16:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795404

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

To the rest of the Rakshaks: Are we entering a Golden Age of MII for the Air Force? We have in ACM Bhadauria, so recently installed in just September, already flying in a HTT-40'and making statement encouraging that AMCA is "must have" for the IAF. Here is a champion, at the highest level ...
by chola
14 Nov 2019 16:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521644

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

I think the PAf had air superiority till additional MIG 29's and Su30MKI joined the fight and they retreated, in a one off skirmish it worked in a larger conflict it would not, PAF had the advantage of both aircraft crashing in its territory, a professional airforce would have evaluated its failure...
by chola
14 Nov 2019 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24491

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

^^^ Jai hind! Our new air Chief Marshal is already flying an Indian product and a brand new one at that!

So proud of him, the HTT-40 and the country.
by chola
13 Nov 2019 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50013

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Bhai, Indranil is just an observer. Take what he says with a huge bag of salt 8) By the way, what a great article by Saurav. Clean, with new information and without judgements. When I was growing up, parents used to ask kids to read the newspaper to learn the language and know what is happening. To...
by chola
13 Nov 2019 06:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Yes, we need to. They might or might not be better than the phoren brands but at least they'll be different from what's on the market and harder to counter. All this buying from outsiders, especially the Russians and French, risks using technology that is leaked to the other side who in the case of...
by chola
12 Nov 2019 16:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations
Replies: 898
Views: 96970

Re: Turkey News, discussions, India Turkey Relations

What would be Turkey's interest in messing with India beyond general disdain for Kaffirs ? They are not really rolling in petro dollars nor India is Hindustan anymore. Hell, they don't even supply Oil to India nor have many Indian workers to have any leverage on us. Even ordinary Indian Muslim has ...
by chola
12 Nov 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the biggest challenge confronting most AF's isn't going to be the ability to go slow and pull a high alpha display but rather to have enough aircraft up in the air and to sustain sorties amidst attacks and counter attacks.. And Indian side needs to invest in RADARs and aa missiles to sure shot kill...
by chola
12 Nov 2019 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ The J-10B TVC does nothing more than indicate some maturity in the WS-10 engine. Putting a vectoring nozzle on single-engined jet in front and over 10s of thousands of spectators showed they had confidence in a powerplant that had a lot of teething problems. There is nothing confirming that they...
by chola
11 Nov 2019 16:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961691

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

Just to put things in perspective, I remember to have read that the OLED screens had about 16-18% yield that too with repairs, and that was key reason that they were not coming up in TV space. This was a few years ago. Now the manufacturing must have been fine tuned. Engineering is all about doing ...
by chola
10 Nov 2019 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

We might be seeing a new era in Cheen aviation. After a few decades of slogging away at the WS-10, they might have finally gotten things right. https://mobile.twitter.com/tkmeyer0524/status/1192915935247716353 Tom Meyer @tkmeyer0524 Photos of a J-20 and J-10C serial number 04.31 equipped with WS-10 ...
by chola
09 Nov 2019 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961691

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

This includes a lot of what we discussed here but this twitter thread explains the urgency of needing to have a clear plan for an indian engine in stark terms. https://mobile.twitter.com/Aerodynamic111/status/1190865681945751552 Aerodynamics @Aerodynamic111 IAF will have operating nearly 395+ F414+F...
by chola
09 Nov 2019 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3399
Views: 488652

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The Koreans launched a 2.5K ton FFG for the Philippines. Seems like this is the kind of stuff that we can supply. With the IN's volume of work farmed out mainly to the PSUs, I wonder if exports of smaller but prestigious vessels like frigates could be a focus of our private yards. Ideally, the small...
by chola
09 Nov 2019 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Indranil, great discussion and point of view. Who wouldn't want 10 squadrons of indigenous aircraft! But I really see that being the Tejas if I were being realistic. Yes, I know the price is an issue when thinking one for one replacement of the Bisons. I think we are looking at a less expensive ...
by chola
08 Nov 2019 15:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

It looks like the J-10C is currently being mass produced with a new WS-10 variant. Number 431 indicates 4th production batch. https://i.ibb.co/JqHkGPs/097487-F8-7228-4759-A143-DA549852-F2-D4.jpg Some discussion in the watchers community on whether it is still a J-10 "C" variant now that it...
by chola
08 Nov 2019 14:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Look there are a few class of advance-trainers-cum-light-attack aircraft. ~30 kN of installed dry thrust like alphajet, Hawk and Mitsubishi T4 ~50 kN of installed dry thrust like yak-130 derivatives ~40 kN of installed dry thrust and 65 kN of wet thrust like FTC2000 and mitsubishi T2 ~ 50 kN of ins...
by chola
07 Nov 2019 11:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Not at all. I really mean it. A modern Mig21 is a very economical mud mover. Cheap to acquire, cheap to maintain with very high availability. Imagine one built around a M88. What's wrong? If your tactics are sound, it is not easy to take down a Mig21 Bis. Why would it be easy to take down this plan...
by chola
07 Nov 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257656

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^ I wrote about this many times, Sum ji. At the time of Doklam we had 10 divisions and 250K men to their three brigades (around 7K each.) And the PLAAF had only 8 fighters on the plateau at the time. (Only 32 most recently.) https://theprint.in/opinion/china-doklam-buildup-bhutan-india-cannot-prot...
by chola
07 Nov 2019 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Obsolescence? Is that a trick question, Saar?
by chola
06 Nov 2019 11:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Cheen never retires a production line :rotfl: They are still building MiG-21 derivatives. The FTC-2000G. https://i.imgur.com/fShYvyk_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium https://i.imgur.com/qEj1EeW_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium https://i.imgur.com/NsONEzQ_d...
by chola
06 Nov 2019 11:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257656

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

thanks rakesh g, i had read the post..I am still keen to know the funding part..as in through what pakis are paying is it real estate(Gwadar or even Gilgit baltistan) or some commodities (brides, cotton, donkeys, pigs) or all. That would provide some guage of political and economic bankruptcy of pa...
by chola
05 Nov 2019 08:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547536

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Modi rightly declined that burden. Even without Cheen, we would be nothing but an end market for those countries.
by chola
05 Nov 2019 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257656

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

i am interested in knowing how will these be funding these type 54a or do they come with CPEC investment? They made over 30 of those for the PLAN and more hulls as cutters for their Coast Guard. So probably pretty cheap because of economy of scale. With the trade war, Cheen is pressed for jobs not ...
by chola
04 Nov 2019 11:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

On H-6N, ballistic missile carrier. This is tactical weapon against ships. https://mobile.twitter.com/horobeyo/status/1191012279354920961/photo/1 逆襲 @horobeyo · 14h 雑誌「現代艦船」2019年23期テーマーー爆撃機が海を支配する(via CD@oldcaticu44)https://lt.cjdby.net/thread-2596066-1-1.html… まともに考えると、確かに沿岸から長航続距離爆撃機の行動半径+対艦弾道ミサイル...
by chola
04 Nov 2019 11:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3435
Views: 547536

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

This could be a HUGE development. Taiwan had always been a big conduit of Western or peer-Western tech to Cheen. They (and the South Koreans and Japan) had been happily supplying the chinis the US trade and tech with the PRC. Trump is putting a stop to it. Cheen's access to its racial brethren in th...
by chola
02 Nov 2019 15:13
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

^^^ Max diameter and length are exactly the same, I don't know how much a 8cm difference in the inlet would mean for the upgrade. But since GE kept the overall dimensions nearly identical they clearly intended the F414 to be an upgrade option. Following chini mil, I see that the WS-10 (RE'ed from am...
by chola
02 Nov 2019 14:11
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

^^^ You do not need to be a cunning Indian. The F414 is derived from the F404 and GE has intended it to be a viable upgrade option :)
by chola
02 Nov 2019 14:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

.... I'd really love to see some solid real world data on efficacy of chinese miltech. Im two-three years from hence I look forward to see evidence of following: 1. Accelerated posing of new miltech hardware 2. Some signs of slowdown in their real tech development as they are cutoff from uncle sam ...
by chola
01 Nov 2019 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50013

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Indranil mentioned on the Navy LCA thread that the N-LCA Mk2 project is dead. That was expected. Wonder what the twin engined design will look like....AMCA N? Hard to see what else it could be? Unless the navy wants something heavyweight (unlikely), it makes no sense to go clean-slate for a naval f...
by chola
01 Nov 2019 14:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50013

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

anyway the boat has sailed and South Korea is well into the development program now. There is so much of a mismatch between the IAF's anticipated AMCA delivery schedule (early 2030s) and the ROKAF's KF-X delivery schedule (2026) that it cannot be bridged now even if by some miracle all of the massi...
by chola
01 Nov 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://mobile.twitter.com/HenriKenhmann/status/1189551873537101824 East Pendulum @HenriKenhmann Nouvelle photo du J-20 propulsé par les moteurs chinois WS-10. A part les moteurs, la cellule présente également de légères modifications qui laissent penser que le chasseur pourrait être doté de poussé...
by chola
01 Nov 2019 13:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Speaking of engines, confirmation of a new WS-10 variant in the J-20A. If the production line is being tooled for the older WS-10 then the super duper WS-15 which was supposed to power the J-20 is still a long ways off. Probably means no super cruise for many years to come. I am now of the view, th...
by chola
31 Oct 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2095
Views: 469569

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Karthik S wrote:A good development.

Not just a good development but a GREAT one. This is defining tech for modern SSKs without it a conventional sub operates not much different from a WWII sub.

Can't wait to see it on an actual sub.
by chola
31 Oct 2019 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50013

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Fair enough. What about just the engines? What are the intended specifications of the X-2 (not the small demonstrator they have flying)? They seemed to be looking at something bigger than the AMCA or KF-X for the final variant I believe. More in the F-22 class. They will need bigger engines in that...
by chola
31 Oct 2019 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Speaking of engines, confirmation of a new WS-10 variant in the J-20A. If the production line is being tooled for the older WS-10 then the super duper WS-15 which was supposed to power the J-20 is still a long ways off. Probably means no super cruise for many years to come. https://mobile.twitter.co...
by chola
30 Oct 2019 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50013

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

. - AMCA is a 5th Gen Fighter with internally carried weapons and good emphasize on Stealth. Need of large internal volume, compromise on aero configuration for stealth et al necessarily force the designer to adopt aerodynamically sub-optimal solutions or in other words draggier airframe than what ...
by chola
30 Oct 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This Re of an engine is pure BS, it is most probably TOT. I don't disagree in most cases but in this one why would the Russians give TOT on an engine that THEY are supplying to the pakis? I think the chinis (or at least one branch of the chini MIC since the WS-13 might not be sanctioned) wanted to ...
by chola
30 Oct 2019 16:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ For the FC-31 and JF-17, there are supposedly two engines. One is the WS-13. This thing can be considered a failure. It test flew in a FC-1 a few years ago and is pretty much DOA with the pakis publicly rejecting it. https://mobile.twitter.com/mohsinsaeed761/status/667394020356841472 Mohsin Saee...
by chola
29 Oct 2019 15:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 299
Views: 50013

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

^^^ There is is very little chance that anything would be flying in 2025. I desperately hope I am wrong. The "no engine" comment sounds like an excuse being set up already. There is no sign that there is anything being made. I follow the KFX development, you can see progress with parts sho...
by chola
29 Oct 2019 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 4069
Views: 797866

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Possible that the helo crash might be one of their new Copy Hawks as the personnel were "testing" the aircraft. A J-10 crashed in Tibet. This thing crashes a fair amount. I've been hearing crashes since when it was in development back in the days when it and the LCA were considered to be r...
by chola
29 Oct 2019 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961691

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

The devil is in the details. When you import something, not only do you have to pay huge cash (+maintenance), you also cannot change anything ( unless you request them, and who knows when they will get around to it ). And this is the real problem with that approach. I myself work in such an area. L...

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