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by abrahavt
07 Jul 2013 18:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: IRNSS Launch and Discussions
Replies: 246
Views: 16749

Re: IRNSS Launch and Discussions

The US can selectively shut off or offset the signals in any particular part of the world if they so desire. In the Indo-Pak war / context they can do so to save their Paki munnas. This is why an Indian system is important for military purposes. Don't see it being used much in the civilian context u...
by abrahavt
25 May 2013 17:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 360057

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

The afghans are asking India for artillery and helicopters both of which are in short supply in India itself.
by abrahavt
30 Aug 2012 04:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503515

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I agree completely. Too many arm chair generals on this forum who think they know better than the real generals. They hide behind their computers and make ignorant and unsubstantiated comments about the armed forces. Wish some of them would get off their butts and actually serve for a year or two so...
by abrahavt
23 Mar 2012 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 266983

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

I dont negotiations with Dassault have been put on hold or anything so relax.
by abrahavt
02 May 2011 08:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980065

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Bin Laden killed in a mansion outside ISLAMABAD
by abrahavt
21 Jan 2011 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865352

Re: Indian Military Aviation

You forgot the 3 legged Cheetahs
by abrahavt
27 Dec 2010 19:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 308674

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Oct. 20, 2

Add to that the fact that Iran can pretty much shut down the Straits of Hormuz by targetting shipping passing through there resulting in skyrocketing shipping insurance and oil over $200 a barrel which will send the already shaky world economy into a tail spin.
by abrahavt
22 Dec 2010 17:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 705583

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

narayana wrote:FGFA Not What It Seems

Do we always hear bad news from our FREE PRESS? :(


Here is moron who thinks reverse engineering is the way to go. Someone who knows nothing about the chinese planes like the rest of world. Does he stop to think why no one sells to the chinese anymore?
by abrahavt
06 Dec 2010 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 976464

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I think IN wants Fuel Cell AIP for its indigenous line of subs in the future. Getting the Russian or German subs would give us access to the technology.
by abrahavt
06 Sep 2010 20:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Sep 03, 2010
Replies: 2841
Views: 289639

Sports News on Pakistan Radio

“ Good evening! This is Radio Pakistan with the sports news.
We begin with the results of the match between Pakistan and England, which begins at Lords tomorrow...”!!!
by abrahavt
06 Aug 2010 18:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 766544

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

What is worse is that that IAF is now wary of using the helicopters after loosing two pilots in a crash due the cyclic saturation problem which has yet to be addressed and seems to have been swept under the carpet by HAL.
by abrahavt
23 May 2010 16:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 911872

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Saab still needs Uncle's permission to offer TOT for the engine and that is by no means certain. Given all the foot dragging over the LCA consultancy I wonder how much the US will allow especially if the F-18 loses.
by abrahavt
03 May 2010 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 440830

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

The Chinese gave nuclear weapons to Pakistan when India didnt have a close relationship with the US. So to equate Chinese good behavior with Indian good behavior is ridiculous. As long as India doesnt become a poodle of the US (which I doubt will ever happen) I see no reason to not have a strategic ...
by abrahavt
08 Sep 2009 23:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1023795

China training, arming militants against India

http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/china_training_arming_militants_against_india.php China denies incursions by its troops into Indian territory across the Line of Actual Control. But NDTV has exclusive information that China is actively training and arming insurgent groups in Manipur and Nagaland. On ...
by abrahavt
16 Aug 2009 17:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 440612

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Kinda true, but at present, the X-band solid state tech is too challenging for a lot of countries, which is why they are still using L-bands, which makes the radar larger and more cumbersome... L-band is not really a breakthrough - it is a backup in absence of X-band tech. F22 and F35 are optimized...
by abrahavt
04 Aug 2009 03:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 17489

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Rafale F3 R$ 263 = 141 USD Gripen NG R$ 132 = 71 USD Super Hornet E/F R$ 188 = 101 USD The airforce says all three aircraft is suitable for them so it's all about a political decision now with focus on strategic plans and ToT. If I was Brazil I would go with the Grippen. 90% of the Rafale's capabil...
by abrahavt
31 Jul 2009 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 411711

Re: International Military Discussion

It stands out in the distance so visual ID is possible and feasible. That could be its weakest link in a large air-to-air engagement.

If it can outrun you and out maneuvere you, visually IDing it isnt going to be of much use.
by abrahavt
23 Jul 2009 04:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 26914

Re: LCA news and discussion

At this stage of aeronautical development the biggest weakness is in engines. We should go with the euro engine even if it costs more as it is more modern and they are offering a lot more TOT than the americans. Not to mention that it is lighter and being nearly the same weight as the current engine...
by abrahavt
22 Jul 2009 01:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 411711

Re: International Military Discussion

F-22s dont use towed decoys. Wouldnt be a stealth aircraft anymore. There are accounts of F-15 pilots being able to see the F-22 visually but not seeing it on their radar screens. If an F-15 radar cannot see it there is no way a small radar on the missile would see it.
by abrahavt
20 Jul 2009 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503515

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

I am sure the Army's requirements are quite challenging but I also think that BAE would rather sell new guns. If the Army's requirements are challenging as BAE claims I am sceptical that OFB can meet those requirements. I hope we dont get into a situation where the Army goes with OFB's claims and fi...
by abrahavt
07 Jul 2009 03:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 317
Views: 23289

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I have always been of the opinion that give India the hardware and India has enough software power to "catch up". Which is why I preferred the US stuff. IMHO, IF India can get FULL ToT of hardware, that should be good enough. India can build the sofwtare part - in fact let me go out on a ...
by abrahavt
28 Jun 2009 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2923
Views: 512344

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Just about any western missile will work. My money is on the Python-5 especially as they are also shopping for a helmet to go with the missiles and we already use the Elbit helmets. Second choice would be ASRAAM.
by abrahavt
05 Apr 2009 19:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 16602

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Indigenization as a policy is well and good and it is easy for people on this forum to sit in the comfort of their homes and make that argument but if you were out there fighting and your life depended on it I am sure you would want the best weapon (irrespective of origin) to take to the fight. I do...
by abrahavt
31 Mar 2009 03:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 24296

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Didn't the PAF buy Midas Tankers recently. I am sure this is also to send a message to Russians that if you sell to the Pukes dont expect any more business from us.
by abrahavt
06 Mar 2009 04:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 32538

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Singha saab, think of other ways. There is this thing called GAGAN that does something relevant here in terms of surveyed coordinates of launch site and target datum for BrahMos INS to do its magic.

GAGAN is GPS augmented signal. So if there is no GPS signal there is no GAGAN.
by abrahavt
27 Aug 2008 19:56
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 242644

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

In the 90s when the russians were broke and chummy with the US they actually sold a couple of the S300 systems directly to the US. The US was trying to get a system from one of the ExSoviet states and the Russians probably figured they would sell it directlya nd make some cash in the process. The sy...
by abrahavt
20 Jul 2008 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 635099

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

F22 is said to have an RCS of less than 0.01 sqm


Detecting an F-22 and trying to bring it down with a sensor/radar in a Air to Air missile are two different things.
by abrahavt
14 May 2008 01:31
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear News & Discussion - May-2008
Replies: 370
Views: 58719

I suspect it is both. Technology denial is not something that cannot be overcome given time, but there is little you can do about the Uranium deficit as long as Uncle and his cronies have an iron hold on the supply.
by abrahavt
10 Apr 2008 04:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 3165
Views: 310663

USS Abraham Lincoln is headed for the gulf and Israel is handing out gas masks and engaging in home defense drill. Act 2 of Bush Sr. is about to unfold before he leaves office.
by abrahavt
09 Jul 2007 01:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 138344

Not sure what his real name is. Username is Scorpion82 as posted in the subject line of the post. He posted this in the Aviation Forum of the Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums.

Here is the link to his post http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=72062
by abrahavt
09 Jul 2007 01:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 138344

Comparison of Rafale vs Typhoon by Scorpion - Aviation Forum

-------------------------------------------- Introduction: This article describes and compares Europe’s latest combat aircraft, their capabilities and the entire programmes. The French Dassault Aviation Rafale and the multinational Eurofighter Typhoon jointly developed by Germany, Italy, Spain and...
by abrahavt
04 Jul 2007 01:32
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion - June 26-2007
Replies: 322
Views: 67370

Here is my rebuttal that I entered in the comments section on the Forbes site. The agreement reached between President Bush and Manmohan Singh allowed for reprocessing of spent fuel. It is the US that has gone back on its word. The issue has nothing to do with national pride. Reprocessing is importa...
by abrahavt
16 Jun 2007 20:59
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 361
Views: 90651

ROC retaliation will also leave a trail of blood and destruction on Chinese side. It will not be a quick war but a prolonged war. As the death reaches home to the ordinary peasants whose sons end up in caskets, which direction will their anger be directed? You guessed it- the Communist Party. I thi...
by abrahavt
17 Apr 2007 18:04
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni III Test - News & Discussion-3
Replies: 275
Views: 93641

I wonder if the Agni 3 will fit and can be vertically launched from the ATV
by abrahavt
13 Dec 2005 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1941
Views: 410818

The Katyusha rockets dont fly at anywhere near the speed of a ballistic missile. A manoevering ballistic missile with decoys will be almost impossible to hit. Like finding a needle in a haystack.
by abrahavt
10 Jul 2005 03:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 132399

Unkil will most likey agree to Harpoon sales to India. If we dont want to depend on them then the germans have agreed to modify it to fire Klubs.
by abrahavt
06 Jul 2005 04:27
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 92281

I am sure all of Unkils planes come equipped with transmitters. The Chinese were able to flush them out of their Presidential Boeing 747. I guess the pukes havent figured out how to track them down yet.
by abrahavt
28 Jun 2005 02:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistan Nuclear Proliferation - 31 March 2005
Replies: 329
Views: 92281

Dar was dismissive of Gen Musharraf’s “enlightened moderation” and said that the phrase was coined by Dr Henry Kissinger and his consultancy company had been paid $50,000 for those two words.

The Pukes must have a lot of money to pay that criminal Kissinger $50,000 for two words.

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