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by chola
16 Sep 2019 16:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: The next war in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 266
Views: 33583

Re: The next war in the Persian Gulf

^^^ False flag or not, I can't wait for this one to kick off!
by chola
15 Sep 2019 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

At this point, you are just making the same statement again & again, without any evidence so far, of where they are in terms of actual performance & quality. Perhaps I have become repetitive. I speak from a market's perspective so the base message will be the same. Their products would not ...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 18:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I am beginning to think the PRC MIC is basically a massive jobs program. Not only does it achieve PRCs stated goals of foreign policy respect by intimidation - look we have 500 ships, nevermind those ships may be subpar in reality, but the massive investment in local production keeps people happy, ...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chola, you dont seem to get product development as you are looking at it purely as "iterations". Iterations don't matter diddly, until and unless you thoroughly debug and fix the issue with the first or second iteration. ... But you can't skip testing & validation, period. I made a po...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

There is no way you get proper electronics and wiring done soo fast, my predictions are these are for Belt and Road Debt enforcement, unfortunately the Chinese are going to attack a relatively weak country without allies soon. They can't be properly crewed either. But it won't matter if they don't ...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 16:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Iteration cycle is indeed fast & furious, and prudence demands that even if their stuff is crap, we assume it is serious. But multiple rushed production cycles of half-baked stuff remain a problem and the fast cycles could be well explained by how they are skimping on pain-staking testing and v...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 16:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 3750
Views: 679436

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I suspect there will be at least one more DeMo during this term of NDA to do yet another cleanup. Regardless of the intention, DeMo proved to be a colossal failure where we shot ourselves in the foot. Now people are advocating for a second round of this same madness? Wah bhai wah. Who needs enemies...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

An example of the furious pace of chini development cycles. The speed of the Type 075 LHD project is breathtaking even for them. Check the previous post on this page of what it looked like in May. It was little more than the keel. Now it looks nearly complete and painted. This in a span of four mont...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

"YLC-2C and YLC-18" Same radars purchased by PAF for its gapfilling FWIW. A LOL moment for the time being! But their iteration cycle is fast and furious. Their quality improves after each cycle and they will become competitive at some point if not already. We saw this in the export sector...
by chola
14 Sep 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572327

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

The question is this: Its clear it doesn't meet Phalcon etc level requirements as originally envisaged because Embraer was forced onto Indian procurement by the usual gang of "family" folks. But does it at least match what Pakistan has deployed? Because if it does, that's good enough for ...
by chola
13 Sep 2019 09:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572327

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Actually Embraer was the most supportive company modifying the platform at its own cost compared to Beriev that modifies the Ilyushin platform charging a hefty cost to IAF. Embraer also added Mid Air Refueling to Indian version - that is not there in Brazilian, Greek or Mexican versions https://en....
by chola
13 Sep 2019 09:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 3347
Views: 518506

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

For the US to win, it must convince its allies to not take advantage of the China market while Amreeka is fighting a goddam trade and technology war with Cheen. The pressure is on Israel now (Japan, Korea and Germany are already in the doghouse over Cheen.) https://www.npr.org/2019/09/11/757290503/t...
by chola
12 Sep 2019 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^^^ Good points, Manish. Their AEW on that model looks just like the E-2 though. Could be just artistic license and no concrete plan. Also the Russians have recently waited for India to pay for their naval aviation development. They have 3 Kamov-31s. We have 14. They bought 20 MiG-29K AFTER we bough...
by chola
12 Sep 2019 15:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

AEW helos are so diverse in their solutions to the problem of hanging a rotating radar that can give you 360 degree of coverage. https://i.ibb.co/9b93qCS/0-CC48-DF1-E8-BB-4-F66-9-CD3-1-AD08-D7-B3155.jpg https://i.ibb.co/WvC8tT9/9-B211-CF6-5-ED7-4-EE4-A870-688-E3812-BC42.jpg https://i.ibb.co/wsrBsvk/...
by chola
12 Sep 2019 15:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^ Didn't say that they are not. Like the Tupolev Tu-142M once were, now replaced with the P-8i. With expanding reach (both of self and the opponents) the IN might well require fixed-wing AEWs in the future. The russians do not seem to have an equivalent option (the canceled Yak-44?) to offer. Yak-4...
by chola
12 Sep 2019 14:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3011
Views: 572327

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

From my understanding the IAF wanted the phalcon not because it was some super duper AWAC and netra is not, but because phalcon being mounted on il76 has the space to operate for 12 hours because of 2 set of crews which netra cannot because of lack of space. It's not a question of import vs desi bu...
by chola
11 Sep 2019 08:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196266

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Cheen also sells them to a nation with a history of murdering muzzies. Anything for a yuan. lol https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/in-a-first-for-beijing-in-europe-serbia-to-receive-chinese-armed-drones-1.598166 By SLOBODAN LEKIC | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 10, 2019 Serbia’s military w...
by chola
11 Sep 2019 07:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1158
Views: 196266

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Cheen selling murder drones to your friendly muzzie nations that Khan won't. https://mobile.twitter.com/putut_reza/status/1170612010603569153 Putut Reza @putut_reza Close up two unit CH 4B Rainbow Indonesia Air Force https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED7ZaszU8AAjF4M?format=jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...
by chola
11 Sep 2019 07:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3379
Views: 472754

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Thailand just bought a 25K ton LHD from Cheen.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1171440363120123907

@Rupprecht_A
@RupprechtDeino
Seems as if the Thai Navy signed for one Type 071E LPD

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by chola
09 Sep 2019 14:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR
Replies: 622
Views: 17207

Re: India - The Indian Ocean Civilization & IOR

^^^ We need some systematic way of spreading this truth across Pakiland. It will destroy their TFTA psyche that is predicated on this falsehood they inherited camel herder genes from Central Asia and the Middle East.
by chola
09 Sep 2019 14:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 9396

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

So goddam hard to get even a home made basic trainer to be accepted. Everything is like pulling teeth. In most nations, the local products have the easier path. We are like this onlee.
by chola
09 Sep 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206693

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^^ Wow! If we can connect to the lander again and maybe get Pragyan out it will be an even better story.

Has anyone else ever did this for a moon mission? We would be the first, I think.
by chola
09 Sep 2019 13:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 906
Views: 140856

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

With the F-35B, naval aviation really includes the LHD/A class ships too. Japan, Korea and Turkey are banking in this with their flattops. These classes are easier to build. (Cheen has built out their Vikrant-sized 40K ton Type 075 from keel to near completion in three months -- compared to four yea...
by chola
08 Sep 2019 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206693

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

To me the lander ad rover are about 15 % of the mission. ISRO has said its more like 5%. So over all the mission is quite successful. The video posted above shows anomaly started during switch over of rough to fine braking. But recovered. There was a significant delay velocity and about 500m from t...
by chola
08 Sep 2019 11:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ There are lazy and incompetent walas in every profession, Sir. But this would be incompetence and neglect on an institutional scale not a few desis taking the short cut. The IA (and IAF) would have to fail completely as institutions to allow foreign troops 100 kms inside India. Sorry I do not be...
by chola
07 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1934
Views: 206693

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^^ How can this Bagla even exists? ISRO is the one great success story among PSUs.

I would take away his press privileges and toss the SOB out of any conference on his arse.
by chola
07 Sep 2019 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1019
Views: 294524

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

Vidur Jee, any chance they can get more than 83 order? Will the line remain empty till MWF comes into play? Assuming the best case scenario of 16 planes produced a year (HAL promised this by 2020) then the order would take over five years to finish. But knowing HAL and the GOI approach to realizing...
by chola
07 Sep 2019 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 901
Views: 233381

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pakis are having a look at a lot of Cheen's Flanker variants in the 2019 Shaheen exercises: https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1170244991198912512 J-16 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED2LbfsWsAAlSxO?format=jpg J-11B https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED2Lc8oW4AEmXxn?format=jpg SU-30 MKK https://...
by chola
07 Sep 2019 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What I see is that the Chinese are hitting back for the Doklam LossOfFace by intruding with roads and all, right into India. And this is not a serious matter? Kabir ke dohe: ... jisko jitna chahiye. Kaat-kaat le jayiye. Oi. If the Indian military is not on highest alert after Doklam then they will ...
by chola
07 Sep 2019 16:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Looks like the Copy Hawk is in service. ... It took them 30 years to clone the S-70C but they finally did it. lol I don't think this is a LOL moment. 30 years to catch up to near-current chopper tech is not bad. 30 years is what it took us to catch up to fighter tech as well. Besides, if no war has...
by chola
06 Sep 2019 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Looks like the Copy Hawk is in service. Multiple identification numbers -- LH prefix is frontline army aviation. It took them 30 years to clone the S-70C but they finally did it. lol https://mobile.twitter.com/OedoSoldier/status/1169179039879192577 OedoSoldier @OedoSoldier Z-20 https://pbs.twimg.com...
by chola
06 Sep 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This story says that PLA came 100kms inside India. 100 KILOMETRES????? How does IA/IAF allow this? Either they are a bunch of incompetent SDREs quaking in their dhotis or the story overstates things. Maybe our jawans also go 100 kilometres into THEIR territory too. I trust the IA/IAF to not let the...
by chola
05 Sep 2019 15:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry
Replies: 5331
Views: 473253

Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Another Baahubali in the making. We are in the Golden Age of South Cinema and it is only beginning. Khanwood better watch out! https://mobile.twitter.com/ippatel/status/1169286797739745280 प्रशान्त पटेल उमराव @ippatel #Saaho slapped on face of film critics who understand themselves Allah of BollyDaw...
by chola
05 Sep 2019 14:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 8102

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

If the Arihant program has shown anything m, it is that with good funding, world beating technology can be created in India. Yes, we've seen it with ISRO too. The reason is no one is marketing SSBNs and cryogenic rockets. Fighter aircraft? They are everywhere with glossy brochures and the blonde go...
by chola
05 Sep 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422194

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I am already imagining the maintenance nightmare this will end up as. Please no more used aircraft carriers. After Vikrant (ex-Hercules), Viraat (ex-Hermes) and Vikramaditya (ex-Gorshkov)....please no more. Just go with new build (Make in India) vessels. But I thought only russkis provide rust buck...
by chola
05 Sep 2019 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3323
Views: 502272

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

... 3. It is still a 4+ generation design (no LO) with avionics and other tech which was cutting edge as of 2005, but now we are in 2020 (think AESA, fusion, AA weapons (like meteor), towed decoys etc.) ... According to the court testimony given by senior IAF officers recently, they had classified ...
by chola
02 Sep 2019 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Gorgeous sir to see the J-10s and Gripens together. I think the Gripen is non-starter for MMRCA anyway IMHO The real MMRCA 2.0 contenders are F-18 (highest Probability) Typhoon (Lowest Probablility - european consortium, enough strategic leverage not gained) The rejections are along with reasons. M...
by chola
02 Sep 2019 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Russian kids versus Made-in-China drone. Guess the outcome. LOL https://mobile.twitter.com/RupprechtDeino/status/1168230470917742593 Wait was this a cardboard+ plastic esshhtyle mock up or a real thing ? Okay now I am really scared of skinny russian kids. Khalsa ji, the rivets and the landing gear ...
by chola
02 Sep 2019 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1911
Views: 422194

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

IN Chief says we need carriers in alarming tone. https://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/china-planning-10-aircraft-carriers-we-need-at-least-3-navy-chief/amp_articleshow/70864740.cms NEW DELHI: Raising an alarm over the ongoing expansion of the Chinese Navy that will rapidly add warships to its fl...
by chola
02 Sep 2019 16:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3943
Views: 749851

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

J-10s and Gripens. They look barely distinguishable from each other. Scratch the Gripen off our MMRCA list, looks like Cheen have access to it from the Thais. https://mobile.twitter.com/dafengcao/status/1168377018913705984 dafeng cao @dafengcao PLAAF J-10s & RTAF JAS-39s fly in formation. https:...

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