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by chola
11 Feb 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

cheen is going for DSI intakes on all a/c from JF17 onward. maybe the bulge creates additional room for eqpt or fuel The biggest selling point is saves weight by removing the diverter plates and mechanism. Secondary effects of more room and fan shielding for better stealth. The disadvantage would b...
by chola
11 Feb 2018 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Here is a great graphic representation of the elevation of India compared with the Himalayas, Tibet and the Gobi desert. You need only to look at the topmost image that represents the present. Imagine an AWACS over Tibet and talk about what it can illuminate LOL. Try terrain masking into that verti...
by chola
11 Feb 2018 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Well Saar, even the PLAAF wouldn’t accept an exploding engine (symptomatic of a core throwing subpar fanblades — happened to Kaveri too.) That’s why they had to go with a WS-10 variant. Now what if we had a backup to the Kaveri like WS-10Xes were to the WS-15? What if it was a less ambitious engine ...
by chola
11 Feb 2018 02:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

http://m.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2130718/why-chinas-first-stealth-fighter-was-rushed-service Why China’s first stealth fighter was rushed into service with inferior engines Problems encountered in development of new WS-15 engine mean PLA Air Force’s first J-20s are not so stea...
by chola
11 Feb 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

One pic from Keypubs China thread...some TFTA J-20 p**n to scare yindoos here https://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=258851&d=1518259505 Not so scary when it looks like Dumbo the Elephant. https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_medium/public/thumbnails/im...
by chola
10 Feb 2018 18:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 639
Views: 75884

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

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-targets-chinese-uighur-militants-well-taliban-fighters-afghanistan-n845876 The U.S. military says it carried out a series of punishing bombings last weekend of Taliban militant camps that also support a separatist Chinese terror group. A bombing raid Sunday on...
by chola
10 Feb 2018 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

No you do not need to exclusively go low to counter that capability. There may be many other ways, one of which will be to fly low and use terrain and clutter to your advantage. Other ways would be to invest in more RCS optimized aircraft (FGFA, AMCA, Ghatak etc), Stand off and Stand In Jamming, an...
by chola
10 Feb 2018 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Brar ji, I will submit to your well thought out analysis. But that said, I think having to go defensive by hardening fixed positions and flying low is already a loss of initiative and a limitation.
by chola
10 Feb 2018 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This is not a weapon system like a shield that you could counteract by using another tool like a mace. Running a major gap in AEW craft is having your senses being outranged and your initiative limited. They will know where you are and what you are doing before you will know where they are and what ...
by chola
10 Feb 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1273
Views: 205754

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

Tharki uncle.. I think the only solution is to hand out official hardened phones which must be the only phones used by officers and jawans. This will allow tracking of use, stop hacking/phishing of personal phones of high ranking officers and also restrain unauthorized copying such as what was done...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 31764

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Turks own as much as IP as Pakis for JF-17 or we M-2000 or Rafale Aditya ji, we cannot export the M2K or the Rafale. The Turks can export the T129. That is the very definition of IP ownership. The tech might have originated in Italy but the Turks own it now and they can prove that by selling it. I ...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Pankajs ji, airborne radar systems will always be able to cover more area than a ground-based one. First, the earth’s curvature restricts the ground radar but not the airborne one. It is worse in the case of the Himalayas since we are on the foot of a plateau with the altitude climbing towards Tibet...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Yes, HARMs are the tactical counter to AWACS — once you get in range. And to find the enemy and get in range you need radar coverage. See where this is headed? A big deficit in number of AEW aircaft cascades problems down the line to all aspects of the air war. Airborne radar system are mobile. ...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 19:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

sputnik news:: China’s fifth-generation J-20 jets took part in their first air combat drills at the start of January, according to a People’s Liberation Army Air Force announcement. Singha ji, it is official now. The J-20 has been inducted into combat units. http://www.uniindia.com/china-puts-steal...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 19:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Erh, being forced to fly through a maze every time you sort is not an ideal situation, Nam ji. And the exit points from the valleys to any target of value will be known and protected. And that is IF there are any reasonable exit points at all. Just because mountain ranges have valleys doesn’t th...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 10234

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^^ Brar ji, I do not dispute that. But once the market is established, the private sector must be brought in to capitalize on efficiencies. This is why the US is on its way to commoditizing space.

ISRO is our NASA but at some point we will need our SpaceX.
by chola
09 Feb 2018 18:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1273
Views: 205754

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

^^^ WTH?! For just hex chats? Not even an actual romp between the sheets with a honey trap?

This Marwaha idiot was gotten cheap.
by chola
09 Feb 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 31764

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Turkey probably is just doing mostly screwdrivergiri. SO cant directly compare with Z-10 and LCH. Sorry, Saar. It can most definitely be compared to the Z-10 since it just beat it in a competition! Screwdriver giri, it might be but the T129 is definitely not our kind of screwdriver giri. Tell me wh...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 31764

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Cheen can always buy Kamovs but they make a concerted effort to stay local. Look at the J-10, the thing was crashing prototypes left and right. It is still crashing, sadly killing a very hot looking chini female pilot last year. But they are on the C mark now. They will perservere with the Z-10 in i...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 17:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 31764

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The pakis actually had three Z-10s for three years as trial. According to PDF, they employed them combat and then flew them in their Paki Day parade. So they had plenty of experience with it before going with the T129. Turkey won’t be able to outpay Cheen. The Z-10 just sucks. At least compared to t...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 16:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2993
Views: 340052

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Germany’s new Frigate Baden-Wurttemberg fails sea trials. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/02/german-navy-experiences-lcs-affect-in-spades-as-new-frigate-fails-sea-trials/ LoL, a 7.9K-ton “frigate.” This thing is larger than a Kolkata. Then again, our frigates are not small eithe...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 16:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 10234

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The American private sector is simply mind-blowing isn’t? This what you get when you are in a pressure-pack competitive system where your ideas and execution of those ideas are survival. It is something we can replicate here and must replicate here. ISRO notwithstanding. The private sector will alwa...
by chola
09 Feb 2018 04:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461273

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Okay 16 by 2019, I am happy enough. We are looking to export the Advanced Hawk no? We would want to keep capacity just in case of sales I imagine.
by chola
09 Feb 2018 04:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461273

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^ Okay, 8 for 2018 from first two lines.

The third line is a greenfield line at 8/year at Nekkundi .

A brand new line was approved by CCS in 2017 at Nekkundi that will manufacture 8 per year


Is that two new lines at Nekkundi or just one?

Thanks!
by chola
09 Feb 2018 03:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 461273

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I am thoroughly confused after reading all of the posts of the Tejas lines. We currently have only one confirmed line of 5 capacity? And another line for 8 only after we are done with the Hawk? Is that correct? I hope I am just confused. I really just want to know if we had everything in place for 1...
by chola
08 Feb 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 160
Views: 10234

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The Turks continue to impress me. Cross-posting from Paki thread. They beat out the Z-10 in direct competition after the Pakis evaluated the chini attack copter for three years. https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/singapore-airshow-turkey-closes-T129-sale/ Singapore Airshow: Turkey...
by chola
08 Feb 2018 21:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 31764

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/defence-helicopter/singapore-airshow-turkey-closes-T129-sale/ Singapore Airshow: Turkey closes in on T129 sale Pakistan is planning to buy 30 T129 Atak attack helicopters built by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), said Tamer Ozmen, vice president for corporate m...
by chola
08 Feb 2018 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235191

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Can somebody explain the aerodynamics of the low wing rear mounted pusher configuration of saras ? Looks like we have departed from existing configs ??? We did take a departure in configuration from the vast majority of prop designs it seems. The reasons why most prop driven aircraft are tractor ty...
by chola
08 Feb 2018 12:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 639
Views: 75884

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

Warfighting is actually the least potent threat that Cheen poses. They can’t fight and haven’t fought in decades. But we always point to it as the main threat. The greatest threat from Cheen is that it is an authoritarian state focused on science and technology with an elite and middle class educate...
by chola
07 Feb 2018 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235191

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

But Tata is private sector so it might be able to negotiate more control/ownership over the C-295. It might pursue actual ToT harder than the babus at our PSUs. the thing with "China" is that it is a State, unlike Tata. The State not only had vision but had the authority to take risks - f...
by chola
07 Feb 2018 19:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think this will have a very negative affect on our current superiority along the border if their AEW aircraft have reached the stage of mass production. They could detect jet flying high, however they cannot easily cut the clutter that the Himalayas generate. And ofcourse cannot detect the jets f...
by chola
07 Feb 2018 08:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235191

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Cheen has also purchased the AN70 IP btw. expect the new round of workhorse C130-clone rolling to be done on that. LRMP, AEW etc etc What the hell! I haven’t heard that one. I thought it would be one of the crown jewels that Ukraine keeps. They sold the An-225 IP to Cheen but that is a white elepha...
by chola
07 Feb 2018 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235191

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

True, but making a transport aircraft at home will allow similar leverage as well. We may have to pony up costs, but we could own the ip and the modifications and could become exclusive manufacturers of this line. If we really bargain hard, we maybe able to move the whole line here. They (C295) onl...
by chola
06 Feb 2018 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235191

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Getting a good medium-sized transport that you own rights to is more than just about transports. Cross-posting from the chini mil thread: what you get from a 60-year-old turboprop simple enough that you could experiment with and build out in countless forms over generations. The Chini Y-8/Y-9 An-12 ...
by chola
06 Feb 2018 17:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 639
Views: 75884

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

Going by what happened at Doklam, nearly nil. Weeks of “we’re going to war!” rhetoric fizzled out like a balloon deflating after all the hot air is gone. Chinis are going to only jaw jaw and Hindis are never going to punch jaw. We had perfect reason to punch with all that hot and smelly air blown in...
by chola
06 Feb 2018 17:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2012
Views: 299144

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

I think this will have a very negative affect on our current superiority along the border if their AEW aircraft have reached the stage of mass production. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/singapore-airshow/2018/02/05/china-ramps-up-production-of-new-airborne-early-warning-aircraft/ S...
by chola
04 Feb 2018 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235191

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

PRC already has a large industrial base on their An-24 ripoff Y-7 with many variants so they went after the An-225. I read about Antonov needing to monetize its assets years ago and I thought the An-32 was perfect fit for us. I didn’t follow it afterwards and now find out that Saidi Arabia (thanks Z...
by chola
04 Feb 2018 18:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3623
Views: 235191

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

C-295 is superior to the An-32 in all aspects. Another 100 C-295 orders possible to replace An-32. To get a good volume discount as well as getting more production to occur in India, the total requirement (approx. 200 units) should be negotiated with the manufacturer. GoI needs to combine all poten...
by chola
02 Feb 2018 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Bangladesh News and Discussion
Replies: 2445
Views: 162200

Re: Bangladesh News and Discussion

If they can’t afford more than four MiG-29s, they won’t be able to afford a squad of J-10s and Su-30s, one would think. The 23 nominally advanced K-8W trainers seem a lot. They already have 13 very new advanced Yak 130s (after crashing 3.) Maybe they are ramping up training for an influx of modern f...
by chola
02 Feb 2018 22:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 31764

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

So it seems the JF-17 made “landmark” BVR test today. Which meant they had lied about the the Blunder having any BVR capability in the previous decade since induction. Quote is from the video description. Looks like official vid. zxNlx4BvFIM Published on Feb 2, 2018 It was a landmark occasion for th...

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