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by chola
17 Jan 2018 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

if we want a large 4 engine turboprop MPA, over the 2 engines C295 or to complement the P8I, there are two options. C130 and A400M Singha ji, oh what won’t I do if we can get a production patent to one of those! And I mean full “Transfer of Technology” where we get to build as much and experiment a...
by chola
17 Jan 2018 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The lack of a homemade medium turboprop transport the size of an An-12 or An-32 or Il-38 really limits our MPA (and AEW and EW) options to importing and supporting expensive firangi gear. Those ACs are all half-century old technology which are well within range of HAL’s ability. If we go ahead with ...
by chola
17 Jan 2018 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan ORBAT 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Pakistan ORBAT 2018

by chola
17 Jan 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1827
Views: 268304

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

More on the Xiake class “accommodation” ship. Sounds pretty soft and decadent to me. It seems they are building one per carrier. But interesting point on such ships replacing/supplementing oversea bases. They’ve put a lot of thought into the whole carrier thing. Not only 13K ton cruisers as escorts ...
by chola
16 Jan 2018 17:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

Forget war, Chinese companies are enjoying the bounties of Indian consumers. Why kill the goose, that lays golden eggs (just keep her on the edge). Xiaomi getting ready for $100 billion valuation at the IPO in Hong Kong Very correct. The most dangerous thing about the PRC is that the chinis are the...
by chola
16 Jan 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The first Brazilian submarine project Scorpene transferred to the final assembly shop


Sort of weird looking. Perfectly round and smooth like a Steely Dan.
by chola
16 Jan 2018 16:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2835
Views: 242684

Re: International Military Discussion

Singha wrote:Image


The UK only has 88 fighters?!

Also no more than 19 available fighting ships.

Cannot find enough crew for QE carrier.

This is a P5? Our military dwarfs it in every way.
by chola
16 Jan 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The latest proposal for the third carrier. Including aircraft, it would be around $25B USD. Not a new story, it is just the latest in the IN’s regular schedule of intermittent trial balloons at MoD. The numbers are tough at this point but the lead time needed for a carrier means they have to at leas...
by chola
15 Jan 2018 22:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4238
Views: 262617

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

If successful, this will herald a new age in India that will go far beyond just airlines. Think of all PSU’s and how we can release their assets into the rigor, energy and innovation of the private sector. Think even HAL and the naval shipyards. It will make us more like the Amreeki model. If we can...
by chola
15 Jan 2018 17:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

This is out of nowhere but if true would be a sea change in the turbofan market dominated by the US-UK-France. A chini-Germany collaboration in jet egines? http://m.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2127796/china-talks-sale-jet-engine-technology-germany Looks like classic espionage route into Eur...
by chola
15 Jan 2018 17:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

PRC strong arm tactics at work. This how they get the technology and policies they want. Brutal power politics with the goras. Rachet up pressure on Airbus to gain EASA certification and then on Boeing for FAA. This is what you with a billion-person market. http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/12/news/compa...
by chola
15 Jan 2018 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

This is out of nowhere but if true would be a sea change in the turbofan market dominated by the US-UK-France. A chini-Germany collaboration in jet egines? http://m.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2127796/china-talks-sale-jet-engine-technology-germany China in talks for sale of jet engine techno...
by chola
13 Jan 2018 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2320
Views: 182940

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

Mica, Meteor, Astra for M-2000 and Rafale aircraft Wonder what BVR EL 2052 equipped Jaguar's fire. Why cant they integrate Asta on M2K , Rafale and Jaguar and make it fleet wide , too many types of missile is a PITA Because making Astra work on the French planes is also a PITA? Sigh. This comes wit...
by chola
13 Jan 2018 20:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4238
Views: 262617

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

I posted this a few pages back and it is still the best explanation of our quandrary, IMHO. We have added just one extra runway over the past 50 years. But have added many new and glitzy terminals. Why? Because our airports need the non-aviation revenue streams provided by the terminals to produce p...
by chola
13 Jan 2018 20:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3171
Views: 391755

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^Wonderful. My impression of the LCA is it seems very polished, especially after watching the flight sequences. It doesn’t seem like a first effort. Am I wrong in this impression? It seems incomprehensible why we need to go with the SEF and 57 Naval RFI and not pour those billions here and develop...
by chola
12 Jan 2018 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1827
Views: 268304

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

And so it begins. http://i68.tinypic.com/1z53rsh.jpg Heavy smoke from their new carrier. Looks like engine testing has begun. http://i64.tinypic.com/sqqa93.jpg A new accommodation/barracks ship (89) of the Xiake class is berthed next to the Type 001A. This is used to expose large numbers of PLAN per...
by chola
12 Jan 2018 15:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 129750

Re: Analyzing CPEC

1. Pitch in for development projects, funded through high interest debt and your own labor 2. Wait for borrower credit worthiness to deteriorate 3.a. Push for own currency settlment 3.b. Fund army/military protection for your workers 3.c fund corrupt politicians/officials 4. Wait for default or pus...
by chola
12 Jan 2018 15:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

^^^ I would sort of agree if we had the smaller ships in numbers. We really don’t with just 7 P-15A/Bs planned. Also, a larger platform in general gives you larger a set of sensors with greater range. Though in our case, I am not sure since I don’t know if Israel builds a larger/more powerful MF Sta...
by chola
12 Jan 2018 08:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Karan M edit: Chola- Same as for the other poster above. Kindly stay on topic and don't make crude remarks against an elected figure on a public forum.
by chola
12 Jan 2018 01:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1827
Views: 268304

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ Since the 1998 Su-27SK license, they have: 1) J-11B 2) J-11BS (twin seat) 3) J-11BH (naval) 4) J-11BHS (naval twin seat) 5) J-11D 6) J-15 (STOBAR carrier, canards) 7) J-15S (twin seater STOBAR) 8 ) J-15T (CATOBAR carrier) 9) J-15D (EW) 10) J-16 (MKK fighter-bomber ripoff) 11) J-17? (TBA, Su-35 r...
by chola
12 Jan 2018 00:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

^^^ You are describing using our P-15A/Bs as solitary raiders on the enemy’s supply line. That is fine. But we have carriers and the battle groups supporting the carries need a protector like the Ticonderoga cruiser that the USN uses at the core of its CBG’s defense. You need an wide area sensor and...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 16:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

^^^ I must have missed those. Please post!
by chola
11 Jan 2018 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Quite a few of us here have talked about under-arming P15As. We need atleast 32 BrahMos and 48 Barak 8, considering it's mostly likely opponent PLAN. Agree and that would just level out against the Type 052D one on one (though when they have 26, we need to plan facing multiples.) In our CBGs, we ne...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 15:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Yah Singha ji, the Delhi must been among the best armed ships in the world at 6000 tons. Problem onlee is one-armed shtil SAM system is handicapped against saturation attacks.
by chola
11 Jan 2018 15:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187380

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

Had no idea we’re a major defense customer of Turkey. What are the chances of us importing Anka drones? (They look like Amreeki Reapers.) http://idrw.org/india-turkeys-3rd-largest-defence-buyer/ Turkey’s Exporters Assembly (TIM) reported that with purchase of USD106.8 million of Defence equipment an...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 14:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3100
Views: 312588

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ Good show, Zynda! I applaud your answer backed up with clear calculations. Too bad we do not have a “thumbs up” smilie here or I would have given you one.
by chola
11 Jan 2018 14:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3100
Views: 312588

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Here is a picture of the broken boom. Looks brittle fracture. I don't see fatigue crack.Either material strength issue or overloaded. https://twitter.com/reachanshul/status/951318904852197376 The boom is hollow? Sorry but that makes me wince. I guess it saves weight but how much more would a more s...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Compare SAM rounds of our P-15 series with comparable DDGs. Okay, Filipov. At 7500 tons, the P-15s are best compared with the Australian Hobart, the British Type 45 Daring and the chini Type 052D. P-15 has 32 Barak 8 plus 16 Brahmos for 48 mijjiles. The Oz and Brit both have 48 VLS plus 8 Harpoons ...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Running a modern navy is hard. We are with elite company onlee with the Americans, Germans and Brits!
by chola
11 Jan 2018 13:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1827
Views: 268304

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^ @ Austin, Kartik on the new Z-18. They got a deep license of the Super Frelon in the 1980s and are still developing variants off of it. http://i68.tinypic.com/10pq58g.jpg Every helo on that chini carrier is a variant of a French product patent. From the Super Frelon: Z-8JH SAR Z-18 VIP Z-18F ASW...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 13:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Fire breaks out in INS Shivalik's engine room, doused after six hours. A fire broke out in the engine storeroom of INS Shivalik on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported due to the fire. Nuts. Between a frigate tipping over, the flooding of our SSBN from an open hatch and now this, we’re almos...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 03:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Chola, same feelings about Dhruv .The IN is fielding it on the carrier which can easily accommodate it unlike the smaller warships.While the Kols look great, the small number of SAMs carried is v.worrisome as there is no secondary AD system barring the gatlings.The latest Chin DDGs being built of a...
by chola
11 Jan 2018 03:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Some truth here. That's what happened for a long time with the Indian cricket team—gora coaches. Why? because nobody wanted to argue with the gora and they all wanted to make sure no Indian got that job. Sort of an 'all chiefs and no Indians'. Except in the National Team’s case everyone IS an India...
by chola
10 Jan 2018 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521081

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

we have lost confidence in ourselves and the ability to take risks. everyone wants a readymade solution. none including the govt are willing to fund 5 projects of which only 1 might be a good success and 4 end up unused or fail. Singha ji, I’m afraid it is worse than that. For I cannot detect any l...
by chola
10 Jan 2018 19:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

sudhan wrote:Also, our heavy hitters: Kolkata, Kochi and Chennai in the same frame.. :twisted:


The lines on the Kolkata class are simply gorgeous to behold aren’t they? Slim, lithe and powerful at the same time. Not only our most powerful ships at sea but our most beautiful as well!
by chola
10 Jan 2018 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1292

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The PRC enticing Airbus to share family jewels through market leverage. Airbus is building up a competitor with eyes wide open. Do we know who else has a billion people market and could (should) do the same? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/macron-says-china-will-finalize-order-for...
by chola
10 Jan 2018 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

That Dhruv in that mass flightline swells my heart. Been posting these photos in various mil forums. India’s naval aviation is making an appearance in a big way once more.
by chola
09 Jan 2018 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1432
Views: 39206

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Vishnu Som‏Verified account @VishnuNDTV First ever footage on Indian Navy MiG-29Ks landing at night in pitch darkness on the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/950693758445658112 DM on 29K https://twitter.com/VishnuNDTV/status/950694468864233473 Beautiful!!!! S...
by chola
09 Jan 2018 16:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

Chandra ji. Do you know that all of the machinery that the PRC had during the first two decades of its run to the top of the manufacturing heap were all imported from Japan and Korea with investment money from Taiwan and Hong Kong? This is how a nation starts off in the global supply chain. Now Che...
by chola
09 Jan 2018 15:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

Look, it is the same in the US or UK. Though now, you can see more and more “Made in Vietnam” or “Bangladesh” in Walmart. Why? If you check on any one of the chini firms mentioned in the quora article (a good one btw) and do a little research you will find that it is probably a private, provincial ...

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