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by Rakesh
21 Sep 2019 02:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

The P8 is really the best system in its class -- like the C-17 in the transport space and the upcoming MH-60R. Really proud that we fly some of top systems in the world. Only drawback is that the IN and IAF are so used to this kind of standard that indigenous products can pale in comparison. Especi...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2019 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Rakesh , 16 ASW version of Dhruv are planned to be delivered by 2022 and 8 new Chetak are planned to delivered 2 this year and 6 next year. I expect it to be Match varient to shore up ASW shortfall but can't be sure. I thought the ASW version of the Dhruv was too under-powered and did not have the ...
by Rakesh
21 Sep 2019 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I hope they do. Just one is not good enough for a Navy the size that India has. These capabilities are the building blocks to a great Navy.
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets: News & Discussion

Starting this thread to have a robust discussion on the Indian Navy's ASW & AEW Assets. Post Away! Special thanks to Cybaru and Sankum for all their contributions. FIXED WING AIRCRAFT Boeing P-8I Poseidon: 8 in service + 4 more on order + 10 more planned. • Crew : Two flight crew and seven in mi...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 1118
Views: 155168

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

India-US: Important defence deals are expected to be announced next week https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/india-us-important-defence-deals-are-expected-to-be-announced-next-week/1710230/ US and India’s strategic relationship is going to get to the next level even though Russian deals have b...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3287
Views: 710534

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

India-US: Important defence deals are expected to be announced next week https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/india-us-important-defence-deals-are-expected-to-be-announced-next-week/1710230/ Raytheon’s National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II This has been designed as a competition to...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 02:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2258
Views: 428687

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

India-US: Important defence deals are expected to be announced next week https://www.financialexpress.com/defence/india-us-important-defence-deals-are-expected-to-be-announced-next-week/1710230/ The Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force is already waiting for the UAVs from the US which will come thro...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 02:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13714

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

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1170279005720694785 ---> The little lad has gone through an incredible journey and taken a lot of beating from us test pilots. The finish line is visible. It'll proudly wear the IAF emblem, someday soon. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ED1yWdPWkAARr3D.jpg
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 02:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76140

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

Group Captain HVT Thakur (Retd) has weighed in on the article. https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1174717296968814593 ---> There's AMCA, Mk-II/MWF & many other developments over LCA, on the drawing board. Many other significant designs. It's not yet time to shelve any designs . Yes, we should try...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/1174596171441926147 ---> The ‘G-Suite’ & ‘Tejas’: It was a memorable experience. Thank you Indian Air Force, HAL and DRDO for this proud moment. Special thanks to Air Vice Marshal N. Tiwari, who is also the Project Director, National Flight Test Centre, AD...
by Rakesh
20 Sep 2019 02:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

https://twitter.com/rajnathsingh/status/1174550289866559488 ---> Flying on ‘Tejas’, an Indigenous Light Combat Aircraft from Bengaluru’s HAL Airport was an amazing and exhilarating experience. Tejas is a multi-role fighter with several critical capabilities. It is meant to strengthen India’s air def...
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76941

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

ashishvikas wrote:Beautiful picture of Naval Mk2

https://twitter.com/SpokespersonMoD/sta ... 19232?s=19

Oh that is going in page 1 of this dhaaga! :)
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 23:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76140

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

See the power of knowledge. Click on the link below and read the comments.

Not possible from even a few years ago (pre May 2014). Look at the transformation.

https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/1174597416240107520
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76140

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

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1174620379542745089 ---> The real anti-nationals are those who oppose hard-fought indigenous efforts and try to stunt the growth of Indian Industry, irrespective of whether they are called Amar, Akbar or Anthony. There will be no India left for different ideologie...
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

I am waiting for Modi to take a joyride in LCA. He should be seen throwing his full political weight behind LCA. PM might not be able to fly the LCA, as there is a GOI rule about VVIPs not being able to fly on single engined aircraft / helos Is the the Home Minister not a VVIP? Not as high as the P...
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 21:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76140

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

Click on the link below and read this twitter thread. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1174628955460005888 ---> The case for the Tejas Mk-2 MWF and the AMCA have been made by me several times. Not only have I written extensively on ADA's key projects @delhidefence has also carried analyses of the...
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 76140

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

As far as crazy articles go, the above is a prime example and given the authors recent predilection in pushing F-16s for MMRCA, one may well ask what were his motives? .... In short, the above article is just a pile of crock. Excellent post Karan Saar! +108 to you. Well said. There can be no AMCA w...
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

Very happy at the appointment of Air Marshal RKS Bhaduria. May he continue to take the IAF to new heights!
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sirjee - looks like 1 helo only. With all the topweight additions due to MFSTAR, new secondary radar, longer hull penetrating barak-8 VLS, etc, and the big ass 127mm cannon, I think perhaps only 1 helo was able to be accomodated... Has our P-15 or P-17 vessels ever embarked two sea kings? Maybe sin...
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: HTT-40 Basic Trainer Aircraft: News & Discussions - 08 September 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 13714

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

JayS wrote:MOD NOTE - I did second round of clean up. If you see your posts are poofed, you'd know they were OT.

Please hand out short term bans during the third round.
by Rakesh
19 Sep 2019 01:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 902
Views: 234500

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Some humour.... :lol: When called out, he labels it as sarcasm! And why onlee F-16? What happened to the JF-17? :lol: https://twitter.com/ZaidZamanHamid/status/1174316814685343745 ----> We should have allowed Modi to fly over us....it's a mistake to prevent him. When he would be flying over us, we s...
by Rakesh
18 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

My guess is two possibilities (and both could be equally true).

#1) Lack of budget
#2) Very high hit probability of the Barak 8 SAM.

These frigates will rarely operate solo. They will be with a CBG and thus 32 missiles (while small) will not be the only defence against a saturated missile attack.
by Rakesh
18 Sep 2019 23:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1079
Views: 305950

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

^^^ Pictures from the above link... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEvGXx0WkAEc3yd.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEvGbVBW4AA72ng.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEwI6_lU0AAuf4d.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEwJAfsU8AAeBGG.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEwUrhgU4AAK3t8.jpg Very nice fit and finish...
by Rakesh
18 Sep 2019 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388821

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

Some interesting tidbits of info from this news piece. Why Rafale jets may be inducted into IAF by next summer only https://www.livemint.com/news/india/why-rafale-jets-may-be-inducted-into-iaf-by-next-summer-only-1568742080434.html According to Anil Chopra, a retired Air Marshal, who was one of the ...
by Rakesh
18 Sep 2019 04:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sad state of affairs.... Rajnath Singh to fly in Tejas LCA, spend night on aircraft carrier [/quote] Given the Navy must meet on-going payments for warships like INS Nilgiri, INS Khanderi and INS Kavaratti – the anti-submarine corvette that Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) is likely to...
by Rakesh
18 Sep 2019 04:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Sirjee - looks like 1 helo only. With all the topweight additions due to MFSTAR, new secondary radar, longer hull penetrating barak-8 VLS, etc, and the big ass 127mm cannon, I think perhaps only 1 helo was able to be accomodated... Sirjee, you are correct. My fault. Thank you for pointing that out....
by Rakesh
18 Sep 2019 04:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Wow! Nice name and very nice find Vips Saar! Thank You.
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

VikramA wrote::eek: why does p17A nilgiri image only showing 1 helicopter hanger and and not two like in shivalik class

Wiki Chacha says P-17A can house two HAL Dhruv or two Sea King Mk42Bs.

So one big helo door, but the helo cabin will house two helos. Better design.
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388821

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1173890016872992773 ---> SCALP by MBDA’s Selles-Saint-Denis facility in central France. SCALP is part of the weapons package on the Indian Rafales, the first of which are entering service next month. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEp-uKjXkAADDo0.jpg https://pbs.twim...
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2371
Views: 388821

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

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1173903284832276481 ---> The MBDA weapons package for the Indian Rafales — including the Meteor, SCALP & MICA will begin delivery & integration in 2020 when the first jets are ferried to India starting May 2020. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEqKyhlXYAA9ljd....
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/1173973257092911109 ---> Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, VCNS held a Curtain Raiser for commissioning of the second Project 75 submarine 'Khanderi', launch of the first P17A ship 'Nilgiri' and inauguration of the Aircraft Carrier Dry Dock at Mumbai on 28 Sept 19. Ho...
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1173974558304612352 ---> INS Khanderi, the second Scorpène Class submarine, will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on Sept 28th. Here she is during sea trials:

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by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

A truly beautiful ship! https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1173932937475239936 ---> Art of the Nilgiri Class (P17A) frigate type from today’s Indian Navy briefing. We’ll have a piece up shortly too. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEqlw2mWsAEWJsu.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEqlw2yXoAAUDWr.jpg
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2734
Views: 406104

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1173639363583864833 ---> So the cost of securing America's continued 'strategic altruism' (Baaarf) towards India is to keep giving the US Defense industry multi-billion dollar CBMs, relax localization standards and take up US-mandated policing roles in the 'Indo-P...
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 26112

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1173978139967361024 ---> A 1,500 HP power pack for the Arjun MBT family is being progressed as a national mission mode program. So, that is nothing new either. There will be more on this soon.
by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1173933569682460672 ---> Excellent short video just released by the Indian Navy on the various features of the P-17A Class of stealth frigates. The video has be released on the occasion of the launch of the first P-17A Class ship, 'Nilgiri'.

by Rakesh
17 Sep 2019 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1959
Views: 430090

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Navy to induct submarine Khanderi, commission carrier dry dock on Sept. 28 https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/navy-to-induct-submarine-khanderi-commission-carrier-dry-dock-on-sept-28/article29439117.ece “Three landmark events are planned on September 28 - the commissioning of the second Scorpen...

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