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by chola
22 Apr 2019 15:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^ Good point, Nam ji. But if you read the press clippings, the KJL-7A seems to be the one mentioned for the Block 3. Almost like a foregone conclusion if one reads the tea leaves, i.e. paki sites. Hardly hear of the air cooled one.
by chola
22 Apr 2019 15:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

What lot of options? There are only 2 labs for airborne radar. NRIET aka CETC and this one LETRI. In our case we have multiple import options assembled at HAL, BEL, and now in all likelihood, Tata SED versus DRDOs radars assembled at BEL. You are right, Karan ji. I re-edited and switched wording to...
by chola
22 Apr 2019 15:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The other JF-17 AESA contender which is also offering its radars for Flankers, J-20 is from CETC, the same radar company whose AWACS couldn't be used over land. :mrgreen: The brochure tells us that the current Bandar radar range is 80KM lol If for brochure it is 80, you can image the real range. Mo...
by chola
22 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

This is the odds on favorite for the Bandar Block III AESA -- the KJL-7A
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Made by the same firm (NRIET) who makes the current radar.
by chola
22 Apr 2019 14:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The LKF601E one of the AESA solutions being hawked for the FC-1/JF-17 Bandar. https://i.ibb.co/wYfbN0g/026-F1-C00-3-E04-40-DB-89-B1-0-A38443-BEFB4.jpg https://i.ibb.co/pyqRcP3/A9-C2890-A-6977-4433-B12-F-A1-A7682-EBD05.jpg https://i.ibb.co/xjwPCKs/691-FD1-A6-F287-46-E2-B45-E-C79-F6117-A96-B.jpg https...
by chola
22 Apr 2019 14:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429009

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

chetak wrote:twitter


Air India is govt owned, Jet isn’t.
When AI made profit, govt got dividends.


Has this actually happened in the past two decades? As far as I could remember, cash flows in one direction -- from the taxpayers to AI.
by chola
22 Apr 2019 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The mighty INS Kolkata invading Qingdao, home of the chini North Sea Fleet: https://i.ibb.co/7tVnKY3/2-C171-F33-1946-4-B5-A-82-A0-47-A5-F988-B020.jpg https://i.ibb.co/6Dbgs0f/E60-A55-F9-2-A19-41-C6-AC2-E-657110-C5-F815.jpg https://i.ibb.co/5G8P6Pz/BEC58110-70-AD-4-A28-9-AC2-9430-B7-E0933-E.jpg https...
by chola
21 Apr 2019 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^ Wonderful model, Chiru Saar! That is a beautiful piece!

Better detailed than this $300 USD model on EBay:

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by chola
21 Apr 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

This is where the Pakis have us beat. The JF-17 -- because of the chini connection -- have models among gora enthusiasts. There are a complete paucity of anything for the Tejas if someone wanted one. JnikrWCw2tw http://cdn3.volusion.com/hefpe.jgpkc/v/vspfiles/photos/WPD48219-2.jpg http://www.hypersc...
by chola
21 Apr 2019 01:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

In this video at 3:21 a Mig29k takes off from VikAditya without using a ski jump Is it for real or is the plane doing some low fly pass (unlikely) Would a loaded 29k need a ski jump & empty one manage without one? Apologies if posted already. 54Wd5jyQfpc Aditya ji, that is a "touch and go&...
by chola
20 Apr 2019 09:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429009

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Sometime later, she arrived alongwith an Air India marked van. I think you can guess the rest ? I don't remember the eact menu but the food was fit to be served at a party was more than sufficient to feed the 60+ guests. On taxpayer money no less. :roll: if a stewardess could do this, I can only im...
by chola
19 Apr 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Not mil but an example of how creating a local platform (no matter how mundane) could be expanded to many roles. The ARJ-21 is a pretty obsolete piece of work (POS) based on the 40 year MD-80/DC-8. But it is theirs and it flies so they are making business jet out of it. Once they get a domestic high...
by chola
19 Apr 2019 16:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429009

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

^^^ My goodness. P&Ws again!? In Chennai too. Bless the pilots and their skills.
by chola
19 Apr 2019 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Their carrier training center at Huludao.

by chola
19 Apr 2019 06:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429009

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

jet mostly did its own ground handling and they were pretty efficient at it too. Their engineering dept ran a nice tight ship. ground handling is not the issue. Money is usually siphoned off in spares and aircraft lease charges as these are dollar denominated payments and the lessors are willing to...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

^^^ True it might take awhile for the Bandar but it is incorrect to say they do not have an AESA operational since it had been observed on multiple chini platforms and AESA systems like the KlJ-7A and others had been hawked at airshows and exhibit for years. They are selling the stuff. Unless they a...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakistan's JF-17 fighter set for radar upgrade: Chinese report https://www.theweek.in/news/world/2019/03/12/pakistan-jf-17-fighter-radar-chinese.html This is improbable at this time as Chinese aircraft AESA is still in testing phase and far from a deployable product, unless due to time constraints ...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 15:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Its Vicky vs. Charles de gaulle. Eagerly waiting on results of Mig 29k vs Rafale-m https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/navys-mig-29k-to-take-on-frances-rafale-m-off-goa/articleshow/68930016.cms Can't wait to see pictures from this! I really like the de Gaulle's design. Compact at 45K tons lik...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 592
Views: 137438

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

Stumbled across this on teetar. https://twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1114496982880403456 The text translation in the article: ▲India is developing the light fighter LCA. The project leader Kodak, Harina Lajnabo held the Indian Aeronautical Society in December 1989. The National Congress of the Aero...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 592
Views: 137438

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

Tejas clears Malaysian RF! stage. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/tejas-wows-malaysia-but-pakistan-korean-jets-still-in-the-race/articleshow/68915574.cms I am curious whom the Malaysian Air Force fighters are intended to fight. Singapore? Probably not. China? Most likely yes...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 15:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429009

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Other than an in flight meal and aerobridge embarkation/disembarkation (which incidentally helps an airline turn their aircrafts around faster) what is the difference between full service carriers and LCCs? My guess is around Rs 200 per passenger per flight. Jet's losses cannot be explained by this...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinese xerox masters remind me of school days when some kids at times would copy from another letter by letter but would underline their answers in red hoping examiner might given them an extra mark here or there . Lol. They actually paid the smart kids (Russians, French, Ukrainians) lots of money...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Prasad wrote:J-11D is their carrier borne EW version. Leading edge arrays etc.


Prasad ji, it is actually their latest land based variant. Follow-on to the J-11B. All their carrier Flankers are J-15 variants with canards -- SU-33 ripoffs. Their carrier EW variant is the J-15D.
by chola
18 Apr 2019 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

A few intel tweets. 1) WS-15 ready for flight testing? https://mobile.twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1118437102079733762 dafeng cao @dafengcao It's rumored WS-15 has been fitted on aircraft for testing, but not on J-20. Maybe J-11? 2) In Japanese, WS-19 revealed with developers. WS-19 is one of their ...
by chola
18 Apr 2019 08:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Aditya_V wrote:What is the smaller weapon at the underbelly Hardpoint of the H-6?, 2 massive CM's and 3rd a Missile or a Decoy or Sonobuoy or Lightweight torpedo- what is it?


Looks more like a pod -- jamming or targeting -- than a weapon.
by chola
17 Apr 2019 16:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 126
Views: 19309

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

The ideal desi training cycle with everything working out would be this: Basic trainer - HTT-40 https://i.ibb.co/D8TJxjf/19-DA3001-74-D7-4-D3-C-AD81-486-FD56-C9-B9-C.jpg Intermediate trainer - HTT-36 https://i.ibb.co/qDdjKbd/F0-F740-CE-0-BF7-488-A-BD7-D-68-CFC294-E364.jpg Advanced trainer - Hawk htt...
by chola
17 Apr 2019 16:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429009

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I'm puzzled. In one of the fastest growing markets, why do these airlines (KF, AI and now Jet) so debt ridden and/or going out of business ? Are they selling tickets below cost to gain marketshare ? Yes, it does comes down to that. In the end, business really is in simple red and black. But the com...
by chola
17 Apr 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Cheen does have plenty of Mi-17 no? In fact don't they have an assembly line for it. Yes, from what I read they have hundreds. I always thought they had a line but there are some debates about that with some saying it was a local screwdriver giri deal that ended after a specific amount (unlike the ...
by chola
17 Apr 2019 15:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Would have been more appropriate had it been the INS Chennai! OT, but I meant the king that commanded and wielded one of the largest naval forces in history, Rajendra Chola. Yes, I know. All Tamils do. The greatest maritime empire Bharat ever had. At its height we were as far east as Indonesia, enc...
by chola
17 Apr 2019 04:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

arshyam wrote:He is trying to live up to his handle onlee... :mrgreen:


Would have been more appropriate had it been the INS Chennai!
by chola
17 Apr 2019 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2851
Views: 532764

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

That would be the view of a small country like Pakistan. With its manpower numbers and size and its vast territory, it is surprising to see this mindset from Indians. India needs easy industries like this not only for its defense but also for its economic growth. And then these types of aircrafts w...
by chola
16 Apr 2019 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516235

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

i wonder if the short chassis C130J is somewhat comparable in cost and size to the C295? all the 130 we got were the long chassis c130J-30 which is around 20 feet longer. i think both versions are still made though long chassis is probably most of it now. Still 4 engines vs 2 with twice the payload...
by chola
16 Apr 2019 14:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516235

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

This is a good system urgently needed to replace two old work horses in the Avro and An-32. The Avro is already obsolete and currently used to move cargo and not people. The An-32 will become obsolete in next 5-10 years. So a recapitalization of the transport fleet is imminent. Though personally I ...
by chola
16 Apr 2019 13:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The INS Kolkata and INS Shakti in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, before invading Cheen later. What a mighty TFTA looker the Kolkata is! https://i.ibb.co/TqFLHL0/0-ABE9-DEB-0-A90-47-D8-B29-E-9-B52-EB45-EE02.jpg https://i.ibb.co/6rTJFH4/D1325-FF7-F28-E-4998-9-E4-F-9608-E56-DD323.jpg https://i.ibb.co/CBPVvXM/3...
by chola
16 Apr 2019 13:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 163515

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

PAKISTAN AIR FORCE TAKES DELIVERY OF 3 SAAB 2000 AIRCRAFT https://quwa.org/2019/04/14/pakistan-air-force-takes-delivery-of-3-saab-2000-aircraft-2/ Skyworld Aviation, an aircraft sales and leasing broker, delivered the aircraft – i.e., J-038, J-024, and J-062 – to the DGDP in November 2018. The PAF ...
by chola
16 Apr 2019 13:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5387
Views: 429009

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

What a mess. But the industry needs consolidation after the heady days of constant expansion and irrational price wars. It was good for the consumers but damaging for the airlines. Things will be more expensive ... and sustainable after a few rounds. https://twitter.com/NewsBFM/status/11180001092019...
by chola
16 Apr 2019 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2600
Views: 516235

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

Logistics is never a luxury. I like the C295 purchase and hope it becomes a permanent fixture in our mil landscape with Tata providing the locally built platform for many roles including AEW, MPA besides being a base medium transport. The numbers are decisive but not overkill with a MII commitment i...
by chola
15 Apr 2019 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Abhik ji, Cheen is notoriously deficient in high altitude helos. They had been attempting to reverse engineer the S-70 Black Hawk for three decades. If you can give me the type of rotary craft involved in those intrusions then it would be appreciated. I've seen those reports before but never onc...
by chola
15 Apr 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262776

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

^ Exactly :wink: The old 'quality vs quantity' and 'quantity having a quality of it's own' arguments have been there for ages. Emphasizes the Importance for adversaries with unequal economical/spending power (say China vs US and India vs China) to adopt the proper approach as per their own doctrine...
by chola
15 Apr 2019 14:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3724
Views: 650135

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190413_04/ SDF scrambles in FY2018 2nd highest on record Japan's Defense Ministry says the number of times Air Self-Defense Force fighter jets were scrambled in fiscal 2018 was the second-highest on record. The ministry says that in the year that ended in M...

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