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by chola
23 Nov 2017 17:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4049
Views: 239275

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

What kind of participation? SSJ is in service and MC-21 currently is undergoing certification campaign; which means that 90% of development is over. Perhaps we could negotiate an assembly plant...but there were news that Sukohi is mulling an engineering centre in India along with a possible SSJ ass...
by chola
23 Nov 2017 17:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 900
Views: 110031

Re: Analyzing CPEC

lol. Having Cheen entangled economically and personally with the TFTAs (instead of just selling them weapons from afar) is a good thing for us.
by chola
23 Nov 2017 16:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4049
Views: 239275

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Non-russian western operators seem to be only 3. Brussels Airlines of Belgium, CityJet of Ireland (mostly charter) and Interjet of Mexico Civilian market is very competitive where getting even 1 customer is an achievement when they have established player like Embraer Bombardier and smaller ones li...
by chola
23 Nov 2017 16:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147426

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

Karan ji, thank you for a well thought out post which details a lot of the items in chini aircraft development that I too had looked at hard and long. But I had come to a far different conclusion based on what I know of the chini practices known on Wall Street. And Wall Street has a huge amount of p...
by chola
21 Nov 2017 17:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147426

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

So why not call out the chitty contracts we have where HAL is straightjacketed to the exact variant of Su-30 where every additional number, every upgrade must be negotiated? Why aren’t we too allowed to pump out our Flanker variants like Shenyang does with the J-11B/BS/BH, J-15A/B/T and J-16XX? How...
by chola
21 Nov 2017 09:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

All sci-fi stuff until it isn’t.

Just like drones that could kill people. Saturation is and will always be a viable technique in warfare.

The Kamikazes attacking the US Fleet off of Okinawa were pretty much a drone swarm vintage 1945.
by chola
21 Nov 2017 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147426

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

Wonder why the Chinese were able to get the required knoladge out of the same process (building Russian aircraft) and start their own aircraft industry and India has not been able to do the same!! The Chinese are building nothing beyond what they've licensed or commissioned. That is EXACTLY the poi...
by chola
20 Nov 2017 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies
Replies: 668
Views: 32556

Re: Tracking India's Admission into International Groups & Bodies

It appears that a formal offer was indeed made to Nehru for a seat at the UN P5 and Nehru turned down the "American bait" :roll: When Nehru Refused American Bait on a Permanent Seat for India at the UN Letters between Nehru and India’s ambassador in the US shed light on his stand that whi...
by chola
19 Nov 2017 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415435

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^Cheen IMHO is pumping out warships not to make war but to encrouch and occupy gray zones during times of peace. The USN had stated that Cheen could not possibly train enough crews properly to man their ships. But they don’t need to if their intention is to create de facto jurisdiction in bodies o...
by chola
19 Nov 2017 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 875
Views: 147426

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

Nevertheless, in the ultimate analysis the Rafale is the equiv. of a "Rolls Royce " purchase without any cutting edge tech transfer which was the original intention of the MMRCA req. , to upgrade the Indian aircraft industry, when what we were looking for was a multi-role SUV like a Land ...
by chola
19 Nov 2017 16:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

Xi’s support for the sciences to match their manufacturing prowess is the most impactful and dangerous (to us) element of his reign. The push into science and technology dictated by Xi will mean a lot more advances in the coming years. Scientists will literally have their heads on the line to produc...
by chola
19 Nov 2017 16:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding New China after 19th Congress
Replies: 114
Views: 5196

Re: Understanding New China after 19th Congress

See this story. So I am 99% sure they were guilty of something, but I am 121% sure that the incident was orchestrated. Trump returns trimuphant with American eyes all on these liberated "children", whereas what really happened was that Trump could not raise the issues of the Fauln Gong an...
by chola
18 Nov 2017 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 414492

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

This was not what the commander meant when he asked to maintain a racetrack pattern and be on a look out for emitters. US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky He should have been more subtle about it.... Cheeky RAF pilot shocks plane watchers as he appears to draw a 35-mile-long penis in the s...
by chola
18 Nov 2017 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Yes and look at their WP-13 turbojet too. Not to mention the WJ-6 and WJ-9 turboprops. And then look at how they went after the pistons. http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-in-china/ in 2011 of Continental Motors the second largest manufacturer of piston engines. But...
by chola
18 Nov 2017 03:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1678
Views: 210169

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Wow! Shiv ji. You have a voice of authority, I must say. Great work! Let’s hope it becomes viral!
by chola
17 Nov 2017 22:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Larger Wetted Surface area leads to more drag , J-31 design is very conventional in its approach when it comes to design nothing can go wrong there but there is no novelty too , Atleast with J-20 they attempted with all moving after tail and all moving canard. Yes. That is why I thought it was inte...
by chola
17 Nov 2017 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Agree. But like you have so often pointed out, AMCA just need to be able to beat the Chinese. S Korea for sure and Turkey to a reasonable extent do not seem to be our problems in the near future. Not worried overly about fighting Cheen either. The chins are not warriors. Far more worried about what...
by chola
17 Nov 2017 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Yup. F-22 is still the standard. The vectoring/variable shielding mechanism for the engines looks to be too challenging or expensive since none of the four followers are attempting it. Would be interesting to follow and see how each of the four turns out. Cheen might be first but I have my money on ...
by chola
17 Nov 2017 17:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415435

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I expect a certain level of entertainment when reading Filipov but these most recent posts are not only outrageously false but unforgivably long winded! His rolling smilies are irritating as hell too.
by chola
17 Nov 2017 16:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Basic stealth design? Comparison with the AMCA, TFX and KFX respectively: http://fullafterburner.weebly.com/uploads/8/4/8/6/84869598/c4r5i80wqaekswq_orig.jpg https://www.aerosociety.com/media/4821/tf-x-hero-pic.jpg https://www.nolimitszone.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/S.-Koreas-KF-X-fighter.jpg Al...
by chola
17 Nov 2017 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

J-31 second prototype test flight. https://n.sinaimg.cn/mil/crawl/20171102/F_yP-fynmzum9599030.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4560/38399842562_187fdd71bf_o.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4515/26634324909_83bb0a111f_o.jpg The bottom is smooth as a baby’s arse.
by chola
16 Nov 2017 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2287
Views: 166271

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

Fully agree with OPEX eating into CAPEX. This is a balance all companies, all functioning entities must make. That said, OPEX can be capped by increase in productivity. For example, if a single Su-30 MKI can perform the tasks of five MiG-21s then the OPEX can be kept in check by a numerically small...
by chola
16 Nov 2017 13:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1678
Views: 210169

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Chola, you do realise that Indian scientists working with the LCA were asked to leave and leave behind the work they had done. That also set the Tejas project back. In your understanding, does it qualify and sabotage or not? Yes and no. The mere fact that they were in the US doing LCA work meant th...
by chola
16 Nov 2017 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2287
Views: 166271

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

It is all good in theory but numbers are required in war 5 aircraft cannot be replaced by 1, and we need a mix of aircraft. Yes in payload terms etc. Then do a study of exactly what number. PAF with 70 F-Solas and limited ammunition and spares? PLAAF with no more than a few dozen fighters with limi...
by chola
16 Nov 2017 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 71
Views: 6780

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

^^^ The problem is that it is not seen as empire building by those who sign up for it — Pakiland, Iran, Greece, etc. Remember Cheen is mercantile. It is not respected as a military power like the US, USSR or the old British Empire Cheen shopkeepers and traders don’t fight. So if you decide to not pa...
by chola
16 Nov 2017 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2287
Views: 166271

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

Point to consider is Operational cost would matter for the airforce as bulk of its fleet/weapon is imported or of foreign design and Fuel Price is not in control of GOI. For most part of major decade SE Mig-21 formed more than 50 % of IAF fleet strength .........The only twin engine fighter IAF fle...
by chola
16 Nov 2017 12:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1678
Views: 210169

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Yes Filipov, the US sabotaged the LCA by making its development drag on for the better part of three decades because ADA designed something that HAL couldn’t make at the time tied to a turbofan that GTRE couldn’t make even now. Yes, the US sabotaged the program by supplying the F404 when the LCA dec...
by chola
16 Nov 2017 11:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2287
Views: 166271

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

Cost. No major air force can afford to be top-heavy. You can compare the number of F-16s and F-15s in the USAF as well. The Ruskie air force is very heavy. They don’t have ANY SEF. The bulk of their fighters are in 15 Flanker squadrons supported by 8 MiG-29 rear echelon squadrons. (Also another doz...
by chola
16 Nov 2017 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chinis are going full-bore into hypersonics. They are building another massive wind tunnel. And they are testing continuously with their JF12 wind tunnel. The chinis and amreekis are separating themselves from the rest of the world in the field because they are the ones with the unlimited printing p...
by chola
15 Nov 2017 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Thinking more about it, the GOI hadn’t made good use of the best of a free market democracy either!
by chola
15 Nov 2017 23:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ If they are building in Cheen and not screwdrivering parts together (which is unlikely after C919) then ToT has to be passed onto the chinis to first build and then assemble those components. The Russians still have experience that Cheen lacks, especially in jumbo size ac. Which is the only reas...
by chola
15 Nov 2017 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1656
Views: 233291

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

After FAA, Chinese now sign a deal with EU where their commercial aerospace certification standards are now recognized. So if a Chinese product is designed to comply with Chinese regulatory standards, then their product automatically comply (with minimal paperwork) with both FAA & EASA regulati...
by chola
14 Nov 2017 17:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)
Replies: 10352
Views: 763120

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (09-08-2014)

Chinese appetite for Indian brands hits new high in annual shopping festival BEIJING: Indian masalas are spicing up the Chinese palate like never before with large numbers of them buying Indian food products during the annual shopping event, the Singles Day, on Saturday. The shopping carnival saw o...
by chola
14 Nov 2017 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4735
Views: 414492

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Again, ignoring any sort of debate and not going to the cost-data source as usual but relying on cherrypicking news articles. As usual. Please tell Phillip, have you accessed or seen the official financial reporting of the unit and program cost on the program? For the amount of time you dedicate to...
by chola
14 Nov 2017 15:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1149
Views: 105864

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I have a radical solution for this domestic vs foreign maal. Create a customer. Create independent air force and army units with their own command structure and tasked to use only and only domestic products. no choice. Start will 1 squadron and 1 corps under one integrated command.. call it like Co...
by chola
14 Nov 2017 15:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415435

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

1. Screwdriver giri is great when you have a new work force. NOT when when like HAL you are still screwdrivering (screwing around?) five decades after the first screws were turned; at some point you must expect the damn eco-system to be established, 2. True and deep ToT is hard to get BUT IT DOES HA...
by chola
13 Nov 2017 17:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415435

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Basically we shouldn’t compare ourselves to anyone else lest we get our feelings hurt, huh? Yeah, thinking like that gave us Cuba, the USSR and North Korea. We’re a democracy and being free and open to ideas around the world is an advantage not a weakness. We’ve been comparing ourselves with Cheen s...
by chola
13 Nov 2017 11:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415435

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Pay for actual transfer of technology don’t sidetrack that purpose with offsets and guarantees. Own the technology so that the seller cannot tell you when and where you can use technology that was supposedly “transferred” to you! And be responsible for the chit you now make from the technology that ...
by chola
13 Nov 2017 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4983
Views: 415435

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

HAL’s screwdrivergiri is how Cheen makes toys. Foreign investment, foreign parts, foreign factories to train a simple work force. It is not how Cheen makes warplanes however. Those are deep ToT with licensing that allow them to build and export endless variants of the technology that was transferred...
by chola
13 Nov 2017 10:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1678
Views: 210169

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What if Army says" Give us 2 sqns of LCA. It will be a good point defence fighter plus CAS. What would be wrong with their proposal? LoL. Yes, that would go over well with the IAF. They won’t even give control over attack helicopters which are under army control in every other major military.

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