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by chola
12 Dec 2017 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 241767

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Fresh pictures of Cheen’s new capability in beeg planes. One new Y-20 out in primer in Xian: http://i65.tinypic.com/2csia80.jpg Another is painted: http://i65.tinypic.com/2d7ywl.jpg Note the Russian D-30KP turbofan. Without a Russian engine this critical Chini program would be dead on the ground. Wi...
by chola
12 Dec 2017 02:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 4772
Views: 362144

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

^^^ Not just Russia but Japan too. So can’t blame the Russkies on this one. Actually, Japs are worse. They will help finance China Belt and Road: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Japan-to-help-finance-China-s-Belt-and-Road-projects I have something else to beef with R...
by chola
11 Dec 2017 13:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The KA-226’s pod is sounding more like gimmick than anything really useful.
by chola
11 Dec 2017 13:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

What kind? Multi-role, so probably high end medium or heavy. My bet is on the SeaHawk. This is on top of the 123 NMRH tender it seems. http://m.indiatoday.in/story/indian-navy-multi-role-chopper-purchase/1/1106989.html Indian navy to boost its firepower, to purchase 24 multi-role choppers AJIT KUMAR...
by chola
11 Dec 2017 13:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 2240
Views: 268053

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Sorry, this kind of mindnumbing anger inducing bull manure makes following chini, Iranian or Turkish mil development far more fun than our own. I gave up following the LCA for a good 7 to 8 years before the 2015 induction sucked me in again like a moth to an electricified lamp. Might need to go herm...
by chola
11 Dec 2017 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 12229

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Just Pakis overusing bhang? TFTA in space with two years! http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/12/pakistani-astronauts-will-be-in-space-within-two-years/ And Paki 5th gen is coming! and they are thumbing nose at J-31 with an “original” design (like the JF-17 Blunder.) https://quwa.org/2017/12/07/pakistan-c...
by chola
11 Dec 2017 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 241767

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Going back to a conventional rifle immediately without the QBZ-95 firing a single shot in anger pretty much reveals failure of the chini bullpup concept. The last conventional PRC rifle, Type 81, has a fairly decent reputation and was used extensively in Africa and Sri Lanka. The QBZ-95 was not expo...
by chola
11 Dec 2017 12:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 21872

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

Japan, SoKo and Germany all trade massively with Cheen. They contribute mightily to growing PRC power as a mercantilist trading superpower year after year.

So what resistance?
by chola
10 Dec 2017 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?
Replies: 1380
Views: 142719

Re: Latest Chinese boast: should we shiver or die laughing?

I am waiting for chola to respond by saying that we should have slaughtered the chinese in doklam :D. That said I am very curious that how could it compromise our heron fleet and we will see more of such drones intruding our air space We should have sluaghtered the chinis at Doklam. The numbers are...
by chola
09 Dec 2017 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Appreciate Indranil’s posts on the KA-226 and LUH very much. The following really resonates: What's not there for HAL to fall in line. It's a windfall for them. They couldn't develop LUH in time. Instead of a punishment, they get to build the replacement! Screwdriver a few more helis and all competi...
by chola
09 Dec 2017 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 241767

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

PRC’s large plane capacity is picking up. Potential force multipliers. Conversely, we have no large plane experience at all. This is a very bad gap which should never have happened, IMHO. New C-130 class Y-9 transport operational after flying them on airdrop mission into the Indo-Chini Sea: http://w...
by chola
08 Dec 2017 17:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 21872

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

I think so. This is not something special to the PRC chinis. This is par for course among chini-types. Singapore. SoKo. Taiwan. And Japan. All meritocracies headed by strongmen ruling over single parties especially in their early stages when they had their most explosive growth. Unlike Africa or So...
by chola
07 Dec 2017 15:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 21872

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

But it is most definitely a dictatorship. And it seems to be meritocratic....so a meritocratic dictatorship, then ? I think so. This is not something special to the PRC chinis. This is par for course among chini-types. Singapore. SoKo. Taiwan. And Japan. All meritocracies headed by strongmen ruling...
by chola
07 Dec 2017 15:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 21872

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

hyper-aggressive private sector. dictator’s government Both these assessments are wrong. 1.There's no private sector in China. 2. It's not dictatorship type of govt in China. Call it what you want. The Alibaba, Xiaomei, etc. are not commie-style SOEs. Their whole export machine is dependent on mill...
by chola
07 Dec 2017 14:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 21872

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

I wrote shortly after Xi’s long-winded speech that the most dangerous part of his reign would be his stated focus on technology and science. Cheen is a giant sized Singapore — an one party dictatorial state with the benefit of deadly competitive, hyper-aggressive private sector. Money, protection an...
by chola
07 Dec 2017 14:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Yes, I’m not knocking the Mi-17 so we can leave the medium copters out. I’m strictly talking about the light utility class we are giving away to Kamov. Also, I’m not advocating for the Fennec but only that it seems reasonable that it was the “first choice” in response to what Indranil ji said about ...
by chola
07 Dec 2017 14:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1679
Views: 241767

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ That is pretty funny. The chinis were among the earlier advocates for the bull-pup (along with the Brits and the Frenchies.) They issued it into their regular infantry. Unkil and Ivan, though, hated it. Now the PLA is going back to a conventional design lol. Glad the IA missed that so-called tec...
by chola
07 Dec 2017 14:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ The Fennec makes more sense in being that it comes from a line (descended from Ecureuil and developing into EC130) that pretty much sets the standard for modern western light utilities — something I think the IA or IAF would be far more in favor of than this strange Russki system. That said, the...
by chola
07 Dec 2017 00:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

For me, the pallet system doesn’t offer enough for 200 ac that will eat into orders for the LUH. You’re not talking about a sky crane whose primary duty is to lift and drop off chit. This is a light, utility helicopter. Yes, a LUH so why not wait for THE LUH from home? Buy a few (or a few dozens) fo...
by chola
06 Dec 2017 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

nachiket wrote:
shiv wrote:Mirage 2000 and MiG 23 and now Rafale are all part of kitty because of late LCA.

Sarcasm or you are being serious shiv saar?


If it was the MiG-29 he said instead of the MiG-23/27 then maybe he might be serious.

MiG-23 because of the LCA, no.
by chola
06 Dec 2017 15:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 962
Views: 118763

Re: Analyzing CPEC

^^^ Without doubt. The J-10, the KJ-2000 AWACS and a variety of chini AAMs like Python-3 based PL-5 came from Israel. But Cheen invests billions in Iran (as do we in Chabahar) and sells weapons across the Middle East. It is the same game other US allies like Japan and Taiwan play with the PRC. I tel...
by chola
06 Dec 2017 15:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 2858
Views: 275750

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

I wish somebody stood up and just said. "Yeh sab faltoo batein chodo, coaxial rotor technology kya bhao diye" (Cut the crap, what's the rate for the coaxial rotor tech). We want to build our next helis with pusher props for higher speed. This is very likely what this is all about. The Mak...
by chola
06 Dec 2017 14:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 962
Views: 118763

Re: Analyzing CPEC

The Japs have been among the chief enablers of Cheen’s rise since the very beginning. In fact, every one of the lizard’s erstwhile enemies has been. In the end this happened because the MNCs of Japan, Unkil, Taiwan, SoKo, Germany, France, etc. also benefitted from the arrangement. That is the nature...
by chola
06 Dec 2017 14:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3332
Views: 459956

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Long standing mole! Has been to many meetups in person, difficult to ban, plus he has selective hearing and thick skin (Trolling to perfection!) Banning Filipov? Goodness, no! He is an integral fabric of the forum forever. The selective hearing and amazingly thick skin makes him entertaining to say...
by chola
06 Dec 2017 13:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 962
Views: 118763

Re: Analyzing CPEC

If a paki can’t get loans directly from Cheen then try Japan: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/05/japan-to-help-finance-chinas-belt-and-road-projects.html The Japs and Amreekis will make their money from this too. except for the hans with their "innovative" funding plus the coercive ROI they ...
by chola
06 Dec 2017 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3559
Views: 215330

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Airbus is not going to allow export of a platform they are selling right now. Instead of a current aircraft, look for something like the An-32. Antonov has moved onto the An-132. Ukraine is also in pretty dire need of cash and will part with older designs and equipment, IMHO. They sold the An-225 f...
by chola
06 Dec 2017 13:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 962
Views: 118763

Re: Analyzing CPEC

If a paki can’t get loans directly from Cheen then try Japan:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/05/japan-to-help-finance-chinas-belt-and-road-projects.html

The Japs and Amreekis will make their money from this too.
by chola
04 Dec 2017 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3559
Views: 215330

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

then there is the possibility of even exports to friendly nations like SL,Nepal,Afghanistan,and African nations too. Isn't that an extremely unlikely expectation? Why would the parent country allow us to export it's product eating into their own industry.. unless we have a full agreement with them ...
by chola
04 Dec 2017 16:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4798
Views: 425311

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

S. Korea, U.S. begin massive air combat drills SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States kicked off a major air force exercise here Monday against North Korea's threats, with two dozen U.S. stealth jets mobilized. The five-day Vigilant ACE (air combat exercise) comes less than a w...
by chola
04 Dec 2017 15:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3559
Views: 215330

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

@VivS "Core design experience we will only get with a new clean-sheet project which isn't economical for the quantities we envision (the export market is already saturated). The best we can hope for is local assembly and component production that can hopefully feed into the global eco-system. ...
by chola
03 Dec 2017 09:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4798
Views: 425311

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Yes, it’ll be interesting to see how Turkey progresses with the TFX in comparison with the AMCA as well as the South Korean KFX. (My personal bet is on SoKo judging by the rapid and successful management of the T-50 program. Though the T-129 beating the more or less established Z-10 bodes very well ...
by chola
02 Dec 2017 15:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4798
Views: 425311

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Turkey has caught my interest. They have risen quickly on the world market offering attack helos, trainers and drones. The Turks have access to Western technology as we do — maybe a little more since they are NATO (but balanced by the fact they are muslim.) They also seemed to have negotiated contro...
by chola
02 Dec 2017 14:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4798
Views: 425311

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

From the paki forums:

TSP has ordered 50 T129 attack helos from Turkey, beating out the underpowered Z-10 from their tallest and deepest PRC fliends.

(Pakis also looking at Milgem corvettes.)

Turks are moving up in the food chain with their MIC.
by chola
02 Dec 2017 06:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 67966

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I thought the Mongol’s chinglish was hard to decipher. His Southern Americanese is worse!
by chola
02 Dec 2017 01:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 21872

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

Shades of Russia’s Project Iceberg. Yes. The Russians planted a titanium flag under the polar ice cap. “We can get here and stay so we’re staking our claims.” There are vast expanses of water out there without even islands that can sustain human presence. Eventually those nations that can produce t...
by chola
02 Dec 2017 01:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 975
Views: 67966

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

^^^ Yes! Hopefully it’ll be mainly an air campaign (from land and sea) taking out the artillery and nuke installations. No likee heavy slog of ground war like Vietnam or the 1950 Korean War.

Can’t wait to see! Too many false starts this year, I want to see fireworks!
by chola
01 Dec 2017 21:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4077
Views: 245895

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Jay, everything you say is correct and on point. But I just cannot believe we are not capitalizing on one of the largest market trends in aerospace. Something that will drive (or leave behind) aviation firms around the globe. That said, it is just me bellowing in frustration. Just as India’s milita...
by chola
01 Dec 2017 21:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 208
Views: 21872

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

Dangerous development in the gray zone. They can park themselves in areas where others can’t maintain a presence because of logistics and then stake their claim. The most dangerous threat from the PRC is not war (they can’t fight their way out of a paper bag.) But their mercantile costs-benefits app...
by chola
01 Dec 2017 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1694
Views: 82964

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Kind of amateurish CG. But the message is good. The 65K ton carriage is still a go! Nuke or conventional, steam or EMALS doesn’t matter. As long as we go for a CATOBAR then we will be relevant in the carrier space going forward!
by chola
30 Nov 2017 19:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4077
Views: 245895

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Jay, everything you say is correct and on point. But I just cannot believe we are not capitalizing on one of the largest market trends in aerospace. Something that will drive (or leave behind) aviation firms around the globe. That said, it is just me bellowing in frustration. Just as India’s militar...

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