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by Rakesh
18 Apr 2019 18:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 183925

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

GautamK wrote:Gurus,
Does Brahmos/Nirbhay has explosives like BCES, Incidiary, etc (Similar to Prithvis) or designed in special new way for better penetration:?:

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by Rakesh
12 Apr 2019 23:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 726
Views: 183925

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/ArpanSantra6/status ... 7503460353 ---> First 50 Astra Mk-1 to be delivered by year end. IAF to place order of more than 500 Astra for Tejas, Su-30MKI, Mirage-2000-5 Mk-2, Rafale, Mig-29K/UPG.

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by Rakesh
12 Apr 2019 23:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 932
Views: 111730

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

From Ajai Shukla. Piling on the pressure :) Sitharaman calls for building indigenous military aircraft https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/04/sitharaman-calls-for-building.html However, there is little movement on the IAF’s only SP model procurement: to buy-and-build 114 multi-role fighter aircraft...
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 04:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

nachiket wrote:By adversarial forces, I only meant Pakistan and China. Gulf nations letting pakis evaluate their jets is different from us buying a design that Pakis have been operating since the 80's.

Oops, my bad. I mis-understood what you meant. Sorry.
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 04:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Ramana-ji, France and America (and many other nations) are doing it right under our nose. France - Agosta 90B to Pakistan and Scorpene to India US - F-16 Block 50/52 to Pakistan and desperately wanting to sell F-16 and/or F-18 to India. Sweden - Saab Eriye to Pakistan and desperately wanting to sell...
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 04:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Nachiket ---> How long can we hold off other nations? Say for example if Gripen E wins the latest contest. We induct the planes and then Saab wins a contract for Gripen E at some rich Gulf nation. What do we do then? Kuwait is taking delivery of the F-18 Super Hornet. What is the guarantee that the ...
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 04:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Well it is still better than buying the F-16, which we are still somehow looking at for the new MRCA boondoggle. PAF has 30 plus years experience on the type and know the performance parameters inside out. Yet that didn't disqualify it. So I guess the IAF won't be too concerned about a few pakis ge...
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Karan, you should see the rhona-dhona on twitter. My oh my! :lol: You cannot escape this. Just a fact. Take a look at all the seven aircraft in the competition; 1) F-16: Enough Said :) 2) F-18 Super Hornet: Flown by the Kuwaiti Air Force 3) Typhoon: Flown by Saudi Arabia 4) Su-35: China 5) Rafale: Q...
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

First Rafale Handed Over to Qatar
https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... over-qatar

By Jon Lake

The first batch of pilots trained for Qatar in November 2017 were Pakistani exchange officers.
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 03:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://twitter.com/arunjaitley/status/1115963898446929920 ---> All that the court has today said is that even a wrongly procured document can be considered for review. https://twitter.com/arunjaitley/status/1115963902028857344 ---> The issue which delights the beleaguered opposition is at best 'pro...
by Rakesh
11 Apr 2019 00:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

if this is remotely true ,then the blame lies with the IAF HQ which formulated such ROE and with the political body which directed it and approved it. this is similar to the nonsense that "we will not cross the LOC" in kargil. Please understand why ROEs exist in the first place. Pakis do ...
by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 23:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The initial batch of R-77s were indeed faulty. But that has been resolved. As Aditya indicated above, R-77 is in widespread use across many Russian platforms in the IAF and IN.
by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1018
Views: 140895

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Japanese F-35A disappears over Pacific; search is ongoing https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/japanese-f-35a-disappears-over-pacific-search-is-ongoing-1.576305 First crash for the type and second for the program. I guess with nearly 400 aircraft flying and another nearly 500 to be delivered in the...
by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13086

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/defencealerts/status/1113649633467748352 ---> Defence-tech start-up Big Bang Boom Solutions has bagged a Rs 1.5 crore grant for winning the 'See Through Armor' challenge by the Ministry of Defence under iDEX. The win also entitles the start-up to a chance to co-develop the soluti...
by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50370

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Video The video is not of the Indian Army though, but still awesome. https://twitter.com/defencealerts/status/1115145418311184387 ---> The K9 VAJRA-T 155mm/52 Caliber Tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer will meet the Indian Army's requirements of 21st century warfare.After delivering the 10 systems ahe...
by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3946
Views: 584020

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Lethal! IAF to get deadly Apache attack helicopter for the first time ever
https://www.financialexpress.com/defenc ... r/1543181/

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by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 04:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1018
Views: 140895

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

What a gorgeous photograph!!!

https://twitter.com/EmirLouise/status/1 ... 0439571457 ---> F-35C "Bat" Photography by Jack Beyer.

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by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2132
Views: 320361

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/11 ... 1425073152 ---> JUST IN: Supreme Court to deliver verdict on review petitions on the Rafale deal tomorrow.

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by Rakesh
10 Apr 2019 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1295
Views: 262809

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

For the MH-60R purchase...

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by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

It is. Karan is right.
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 10:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

:lol: :D Just click on the link below to see the animated gif. https://twitter.com/schaheid/status/1115233907887230976 ---> Wing Commander Abhinandan wasn't chasing an actual F-16 nor was the ground and airborne sensor architecture of the Indian Air Force. Both of them were chasing an "Electron...
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 04:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1115230601106284545 ---> India's 'natural ally' America is playing the most complicated game of all in this F-16 shoot down business.
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 04:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

108+ Karan. I second Nachiket.

What happened to Coupta's takedown? Did Swarajya publish it?
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 14306

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/Aryanwarlord/status/1076533644888559616 ---> The base MPV is already doing stellar service with anti-Naxalite forces in the hinterland. This example was photographed close to the Jharkhand-West Bengal border by me in September. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DvCdnmCWkAIvOXp.jpg
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 14306

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1114886273745870848 ---> Incidentally, Ordnance Factory Medak has also exported a pilot batch of its 4 x 4 Mine-Protected Vehicle (MPV). It expects a bulk order for the same from this foreign customer. Tweet Above is in response to SJha's own tweet from Dec 2018.....
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50370

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Dhanush 15 mm Howitzers Inducted into the Indian Army



by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 04:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50370

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1115143195115941888 ---> The Indigenous content level in the Dhanush howitzer is slated to increase beyond the current 81% since; 1. Imported sub-systems of the electronic suite have been indigenized. 2. Trials of an indigenous power pack for the self-propulsion u...
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 02:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13086

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Does anyone know what this upgrade entails ? https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1114871697159516165 ---> Ordnance Factory Medak says that it has achieved 98% indigenous content levels (by value) in the production of BMP-2/2K Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV). Enclosing an image of an upgraded BMP-2 I...
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 67
Views: 13086

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1114872634066345984 ----> OF Medak is also working on what it will offer as an entry in the Indian Army's Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) competition. They intend to have their prototype ready by December 2019. Fabrication work on the same is currently under...
by Rakesh
09 Apr 2019 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Saikat Datta is quick to leverage his story on the basis of unnamed Pak military spokespersons re: the NLI and a battalion both capturing the same pilot (Wing Co AV) against official statements of the IAF. He discounts initial ISPR statements as fog of war, and lays IAF claims at counter-propaganda...
by Rakesh
08 Apr 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 2977
Views: 382960

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

The amazing burnol :lol:

Read this piece for humour and jokes!

US officials shoot down Indian claims of F-16 kill
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/04/artic ... f-16-kill/
by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 594
Views: 137631

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

https://twitter.com/living4hind/status/1114770217941397504 ----> Team Tejas landed back in Kalaikunda, India today. The team was led by Group Captain Karan Hajela and he says, "It was an invaluable & enriching experience for the team to participate in an International Air Show with the indi...
by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 594
Views: 137631

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

https://twitter.com/shivaexports_in/status/1114750296763318273 ---> Group Captain Samrath Dhankhar of the Indian Air Force has earned a place in aviation history, as the commanding officer of No 45 Flying Daggers Squadron ---> the first to operate the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's Tejas Mk1 fighte...
by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 240
Views: 50370

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Dhanush Gun System

by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

The Official DRDO Video of the Anti-Satellite Missile Test - Mission Shakti

by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 5586626560 ---> IIR seeker used for the terminal phase guidance.

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by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 7597321216 ---> Last seconds before interception. Images from the IIR seeker.

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by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

by Rakesh
07 Apr 2019 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian ASAT Test
Replies: 855
Views: 95420

Re: Indian ASAT Test

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 9264355328 ---> PDV-mk2 missile used for ASAT test.

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