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by Rakesh
15 Nov 2019 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

Nikhil, valid point wrt to investment. However investing in "upgrading" fighters is not the same as inducting a whole new type. There is investment in infrastructure to support the new type, investment in a new set of weapons to support the new type, investment in pilot and airmen training...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2019 22:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469734

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

souravB wrote:^^Isn't RM recently went to Russia to fix contract for Alexandrit class MCMVs? I do not remember the exact number but it should be 6 or more with ToT to make more of them. Also coming are USVs and UUVs to make it a whole package.

I will celebrate (lungi dance) when they sign the deal.
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2019 19:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

@ Cain Marko : Please do not do black magic on the process :D I want this tamasha to end. Either cancel the deal altogether or move ahead with more of the same (Rafale). That is assuming the IAF is still pushing ahead with 114 MRFA contest. 2021 will mark 20 years since the first RFI for transferrin...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469734

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

65,000 ton aircraft carrier and 57 carrier borne fighters are more important Sir! :) Minesweepers, ASW helicopters, Towed Array Sonars, Submarines, etc are not required. Waste of money onlee. The aircraft carrier and the carrier borne fighters alone will send shivers down the enemy's spine. Will inf...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2019 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 437
Views: 108377

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

What exactly is the advantage of having a single large MFD vs 3 smaller individually configurable ones? A pilot can customize his view during different phases of the mission. During critical phases of the mission it is crucial that the pilot focuses more on the mission than on flying the aircraft. ...
by Rakesh
15 Nov 2019 18:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3349
Views: 521714

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

Locking unless there is new news When we lock this thread, discussions continue in other threads. So let this thread remain open. I just moved a whole bunch of posts from the IAF: News & Discussion thread. News of the F-16B (Serial # 84606) wreckage will come out in due time :) https://pbs.twim...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2019 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

Judgement on Rafale deal from the SC came out? Yes Sir and in favour of the Govt. Shock & Awe in the Congress Party right now :) Ajai Shukla said that the SC’s credibility will be at stake if the judges come out with a decision favouring the Govt. Check out his twitter feed. The other thing tre...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2019 21:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

It does not matter what anyone on this forum wants for the IAF. The service will do exactly what it wants, subject to the budget. That is the only consideration for them. If money is available, the IAF will get 114 MRFA. If the IAF wants more then 83 Tejas Mk1A...then that is exactly what will happe...
by Rakesh
14 Nov 2019 18:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

Am expecting another 36 at the very minimum now that case has been cleared and first Rafale has been handed over. Can we expect another 36 or will it be 114? Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhaduria has stated on record, that there will be no follow-on order of 36 Rafales. The IAF is focused only on the 114 ...
by Rakesh
13 Nov 2019 17:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416628

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

Wickberg wrote:The Gripen C does not use a GE F404. It uses the Volvo Aero RM 12.

The Volvo Aero RM 12 is a variant of the GE F404, produced under license in Sweden. See below....

https://www.geaviation.com/sites/defaul ... Family.pdf
by Rakesh
12 Nov 2019 23:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 24498

Re: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/119 ... 86305?s=21 —> 6 years after the then IAF chief NAK Browne said the air force ‘doesn’t want or need’ HAL’s HTT-40, current IAF chief ACM Bhadauria to cement commitment to trainer program by flying in a HTT-40 prototype on Nov 14. Post coming up.
by Rakesh
12 Nov 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469734

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Interesting... https://twitter.com/indiandefencera/status/1194103568695013377?s=21 —> Qatari Navy has signed an MoU with their Indian counterparts to allow Indian Navy veterans to join their ranks. Indian navy is likely to sign more such MoUs with other friendly nations in order to strengthen their ...
by Rakesh
12 Nov 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

Yes indeed Manish. The one thing that came to mind on that point you made about small(er) combat aircraft - Tejas. The Mk1/Mk1A is even smaller than the F-16 and that Rafale M pilot found the F-16 challenging! IAF pilots, flying Su-30MKIs, have been training regularly against RSAF F-16 Block 50/52s ...
by Rakesh
11 Nov 2019 23:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

Flying & fighting in the Dassault Rafale: Interview with a Rafale combat veteran
https://hushkit.net/2019/11/11/flying-f ... t-veteran/
by Rakesh
05 Nov 2019 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 960
Views: 257662

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

The entire Pak Military will soon become an extension of the Chinese Military. So although the public face will be the average Pakistani citizen, the real face will be that of the Chinese onlee. Of all the three services, the most visible (and public) transformation will be in the Pak Navy. Makes pe...
by Rakesh
05 Nov 2019 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

Can we stop this and get back to Rafale discussion?
by Rakesh
05 Nov 2019 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286230

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

That is what he is supposed to say ;)
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 06:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286230

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

These are super rare pics..never seen that rare Mirage in any other pic other than the third one you posted. There was speculation about a terrain following radar that was used, but I doubt it. Save them on your HD (for your personal collection). Not sure for how long these images will last on twit...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

ramana wrote:We should also run a poll on which of the three time frame projects will materialize?

I suspect these will lead to US raiding any Indian engineers involved in these areas.

Surely. Please advise on poll questions (in the cave) and we can add them in the first post of this thread.
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

brar_w: I am going to rely on your background/expertise in US defence programs to see what - if any - of the new joint programs announced which actually see the light of day. Looking forward to your contributions in this thread.
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1459
Views: 416628

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

A must watch video on a regular overhaul of a fighter jet. This video is about the Gripen C, similar in performance to the Tejas Mk1. Some major components aboard both aircraft - Tejas and Gripen C - are similar. For example....both aircraft operate with a GE F404 engine and both aircraft use a Mart...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 04:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

India seeks US help for drone swarm technology to prepare for warfare of the future http://www.sps-aviation.com/news/?id=599&catId=1&h=India-seeks-US-help-for-drone-swarm-technology-to-prepare-for-warfare-of-the-future 23 Oct 2019 Sources indicated that India and the US could take forward a...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147524

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

India to sign deal with US for 24 multi-mission Seahawk helicopters in November
https://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/10 ... multi.html
24 Oct 2019
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 04:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

Re: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

India, US join hands for making warfighting gear: drone swarms, virtual reality training aids, ultralight small arms http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2019/10/india-us-join-hands-for-making.html 25 Oct 2019 https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LsfkVo7LvwA/XbJd1qEnG8I/AAAAAAAAJPM/DWZsEtoaPbw_KuD-Hw5PRUHTLRZz2ePz...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1595

India-US Defence Trade & Technology Initiative: News & Discussion

With the Defence Trade & Technology Initiative (DTTI) turning a new page, it is time for a new thread to discuss all the upcoming joint developments between India and the US. Let me start off with this interesting (and exciting) news. Mods, if another similar thread exists...kindly close this on...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 918
Views: 147524

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Seahawks are Coming
http://www.spsnavalforces.com/experts-s ... are-Coming
18 Oct 2019

By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd).

The author is former Director General of Information Systems and a Special Forces veteran, Indian Army
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469734

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Indian Navy seeks cancellation of $2.8 B amphibious warfare ship (LPD) tender http://www.spsnavalforces.com/news/?id=155&h=Indian-Navy-seeks-cancellation-of-$2.8B-amphibious-warfare-ship-LPD-tender 18 Sept 2019 The Indian Navy did not open the price bids, pushing the project into a limbo. While...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469734

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

All 6 Indian Navy Scorpene submarines to be retrofitted with DRDO-developed AIP plugs for longer endurance http://www.spsnavalforces.com/news/?id=454&h=Rolls-Royce-announces-first-Defence-Service-Delivery-Centre-in-India 17 Sept 2019 "We believe the AIP developed by the DRDO is a very good...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2096
Views: 469734

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1189541105580118026 ---> Here's what could be the first official photo of the prototype of DRDO's Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system for submarines. Seen here are Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and DRDO Chief G. Satheesh Reddy. https://pbs.twimg.com...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 274
Views: 48728

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

RSAF - Royal Singapore Air Force https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1190115892878688257 ---> Six RSAF F-16s at Port Blair airport in the Andaman & Nicobar islands for a stopover en route to Kalaikunda on the mainland for a training exercise. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIQkEOcWsAAzZi-.jpg https...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795485

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

https://twitter.com/DefencePROPalam/status/1190263283191672833 ---> Air Marshal B Suresh took over as the AOC-in-C, Western Air Command today morning. The Air Marshal reviewed a ceremonial Guard of Honour & thereafter outlined his vision for the Western Air Command in consonance with the objecti...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3670
Views: 795485

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

https://twitter.com/zone5aviation/status/1189869629230989319 ---> After 38 years in uniform and 5,100 flying hours across types (an incredible 2300 hours on Mirage 2000s alone!), Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar hangs up his uniform today. A veteran of the 1999 Kargil Conflict and an accomplished test ...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2762
Views: 454699

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

https://twitter.com/avs_IND/status/1189791719732252672 ----> Indian Air Force pilots training started in Bordeaux, Mérignac. This training is designed to familiarize Indian pilots with the Rafale. As part of this 18-month training, which will come to an end in March 2021, pilots will perform 800 fli...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286230

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Read the comments in the twitter link below... https://twitter.com/Aditya_G_Social/status/1189654647952347137 ---> IAF Mirage-2000H (KF104) of the No.7 Squadron in the super rare desert camouflage. How many fighters were painted in this, and which years? Were they any different from regular Mirages?...
by Rakesh
02 Nov 2019 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3032
Views: 286230

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

https://twitter.com/SauravChordia1/stat ... 4968469504 ---> The IAF's MiG-29UPG multiple sequence compiled in single frame.

Image
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2019 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1219
Views: 174521

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

X-Post from the Kaveri thread. Thank you to Prem Kumar for providing the link. Debunking Some False Arguments about the LCA Tejas https://medium.com/@BernardWoolley/debunking-some-false-arguments-about-the-lca-tejas-4c6be98f5487 29 May 2017 The Chinese did not seek out the latest and greatest toy be...
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2019 17:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4998
Views: 961717

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1187595921221046274 ---> The India-US Joint Working Group on Jet Engine Technology under DTTI failed a long-time ago. Only, now is it being officially talked about. All it did was waste precious time when India could have moved forward on a different track. https:...
by Rakesh
27 Oct 2019 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1535
Views: 223955

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

For civilian applications, but perhaps P&W can apply this for military applications as well? This Genius Invention Could Transform Jet Engines Mike McCune is an engineer with Pratt & Whitney, the airplane manufacturer. After 30 years of development, he's created a gearbox for a jet engine th...

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