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by Rakesh
26 May 2018 01:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 329686

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Kakkaji, why do we need 80+ Jaguars for the maritime strike role?
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292801

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/993718820505206784 ---> Indian Air Force Ground Crew installing a Matra R.550 Magic 2 missile on a Jaguar IS overwing pylon. This is a strange concept with Jaguars, as these overwing pylons helped ramp up missile carrying capability however it was a tedious...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3163
Views: 341759

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/993432340096417792 ---> Here is DRDO developed Ultra Wide Band (ULB) Radar Absorbing Skin Prototypes which will be used for Indian Stealth Aircrafts like AMCA and AURA. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DclhR3ZU8AAkNyB.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DclhR3WUQAEg...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292801

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/995869659072086017 ---> An Indian Air Force upgraded Mig-29UPG showing off its new features which has been highlighted in the picture. https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/995869776999104512 ---> It has a ELT-568 Advanced Jamming Pod , which is basica...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/996990948126031872 ---> Rare picture of 3M54E1 Club-S submarine-launched missile being loaded into INS Sindhuvijay's torpedo tubes. Club-S is a Subsonic Missile (Mach 0.8 ) with a range of 300 km (due to MTCR requirements ) possessing an inertial navigation...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since
Replies: 501
Views: 34650

Re: 1965 India Pakistan War: Forty Years Since

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/998763416696205312 ---> Indian Army 7th Infantry Division soldiers posing with captured Pakistani weapons after Battle of Barki during 1965 Indo-Pak War. The weapons includes M20 Super-Bazooka, M40 recoilless rifle, Bren LMG, M1 Garands, M1918A2 BARs, STEN ...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292801

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/998778578480201728 ---> Indian Air Force Mi-35 Hind showing its under-wing weapons. The weapons are 9M114 Kokon Anti-Tank Guided Missile (it can carry 4), B-8V20A rocket pod which fires S-8 rockets and a UPK-23 gun pod (with guns removed). Old Mi-25s in ser...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292801

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/999128989041025024 ---> An Indian Air Force Mig-27UPG. Note the new THALES Laser Ranger and Marked Target Seekers (LRMTS) which replaces the older KLEN system. It is also said that UPG variant has LITENING III and Vinten Vicon photo reconnaissance pod. Mig-...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/997479135571132417 ---> Capacity of 1000 tonne, built by Titagarh Wagons, 68 metre long and has a displacement of 2,000 tonne. Ship for carrying fuel to INS Vikramaditya launched in Kolkata. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdfB-gxU8AIcwlB.jpg Video of the above...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 05:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3685
Views: 649005

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/997759258061033472 ---> Handing over of DRDO designed & developed Akash missile 1000th series production propulsion system hardware to BDL by L&T Defence at Coimbatore in presence of Dr S. Christopher Chairman DRDO. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdjAr...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 04:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 329686

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

After Rafale splurge, a sensible Jaguar upgrade (a two-part report) http://ajaishukla.blogspot.in/2018/05/after-rafale-splurge-sensible-jaguar.html Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Common sense has prevailed! I am gonna cry :cry: Tears of Happiness. FINALLY!!!! Thank you Defence Minister Sitharaman...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 04:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

But, in true Kerala style , the shipyard's contractors are all fully unionized. No supplier is without a union and they all join together to hamstring the management. I am from Kerala. Communism ruined Kerala. Bunch of lazy farts. And the ones who want to do something or get something going, get dr...
by Rakesh
25 May 2018 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

Depending on the source Khalsa-ji, still on the move or canned altogether. There is no money for 57 naval fighters, especially when the IAF is facing a squadron shortage. Now with Admiral Lanba pouring cold water on the idea of the Quad, that makes acquiring 57 naval fighters for the mythical white...
by Rakesh
24 May 2018 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259831

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Dileep wrote:However..... The production is not going to stop.

Can you elaborate more on this? After the 40 Mk1s, are they going to produce more Mk1s?
by Rakesh
24 May 2018 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

Where is the Naval 57 aircraft thing at ? Canned (in secret) ? Or Cancelled or consolidated with the Air Force one (in stealth) ? Honestly where is the Naval 57 aircraft deal at ? I ask I because I cannot believe that it does not influence the Air Force deal. Depending on the source Khalsa-ji, stil...
by Rakesh
24 May 2018 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

^^^ The IAF knows all about the F-16 via the Singapore Air Force and other air forces that it has operated with. They came here to see the radar and sensors on the Block 70 (which I am assuming what that is in the above picture) along with Vivek Lall who gave the presentation. Lall Saar is fourth fr...
by Rakesh
24 May 2018 07:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

https://twitter.com/Chopsyturvey/status/998908955056267264 --> Air Commodore PV Shivanand VM, Air Attache Embassy of India and pilots from the IAF_MCC Test Pilot School visited Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas, to learn more about the F-16. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ddu_Iz5VQAEaYLs.jpg
by Rakesh
24 May 2018 07:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259831

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/997783613138784258 ---> India must think strategically about the Tejas programme. Instead of trying to forever ' soup it up ' and delay mass production, the focus should be on scaling up numbers to help allied air forces replace Mig-21s, Mig-27s and Su-22s, F-4s a...
by Rakesh
24 May 2018 06:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

" ...In case of conflict…nobody will come and hold your hand ,” navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said. Thank you chola for the above. Writing is on the wall ---> so much for the Indo-US bonhomie vis-a-viv China. https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/997792681811169280 ---> So India's 'natural partn...
by Rakesh
17 May 2018 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

Naah, I have a feeling they might exercise HAL's offer for additional Su-30MKIs. Easy politically, easy financially and easy logistically.

This MRCA purchase will be new. Nothing till post 2019 elections anyway. Hopefully by that time, the IAF changes its tune to acquire 4th generation fighters.
by Rakesh
14 May 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

Rakesh, RFI is just for information collection. Its like one visits 5 shops for best deal before buying. Ask as many questions as you can and get as much data as possible. Based on the responses they get for RFI they will formulate SQR and then RFP which will be more realistic and closure to the ac...
by Rakesh
14 May 2018 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2487
Views: 218304

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

We are talking of weapons and weapon systems and we traditionally close all arguments and talks/addresses/discussions by this one statement as though it is the panacea, the solution to all the worlds problems. Saar, I never insinuated anything like that :) It just doesn't compute. Ideally and if it...
by Rakesh
11 May 2018 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259831

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Admiral :lol: Cancelling the Vishal might turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Naval Tejas. The Navy cannot fund & maintain three different platforms --> MiG-29K, Naval Tejas and another carrier borne, multi-role fighter. That is insanity. With the Vishal eons away, the only option for ...
by Rakesh
11 May 2018 05:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2487
Views: 218304

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

4. No F-35 (I still don't understand why) COMCASA. There is a significant trust deficit between India and the US. It is still very much a transactional relationship and not a strategic relationship at all. America needs to drop the I-Am-Still-Emperor mentality, despite being $21 trillion in debt. I...
by Rakesh
11 May 2018 02:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259831

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Beautiful. Thanks IR.

Can you please advise if there is any movement on the Darin III upgrade for the Jaguar? I have lost hope on Jaguar re-engine program with Honeywell.
by Rakesh
10 May 2018 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

- Pages 58 to 73 of the RFI will give anyone asthma + angina + heart attack, all at the same time Lol. Our bureaucrats will ensure that there is no option besides the indigenous one, even if unintentionally. :lol: By the way who are the guys drafting these documents. I am actually starting to like ...
by Rakesh
10 May 2018 17:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

^^^ Few comments based on the interview above... 1) How many years is "few" years to be able to build the product in the country? Industry standard is three years from contract signature to delivery of the first plane. And RFI stipulates the first batch of planes are to arrive in flyaway m...
by Rakesh
10 May 2018 17:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

Hope order for fighter jet is actually  placed, says Boeing https://www.livemint.com/Industry/lcdJtbXSoeBWV2CfrsulAO/Hope-order-for-fighter-jet-is-actuallyplaced-says-Boeing.html Boeing, which is competing with several global majors to clinch the Indian Air Force’s order for 110 fighter jets, is in...
by Rakesh
10 May 2018 02:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1421
Views: 259831

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The Vishal appears to be on shaky ground and along with it the 57 carrier borne fighters as well, despite Admiral Lanba’s assurances that there will be no paucity of funds for the latter. In the absence of this, the only option is to get the MiG-29K serviceable to a respectable level and focus on th...
by Rakesh
10 May 2018 01:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

These dudes at Saab are either high or seriously believe their own lies.
by Rakesh
10 May 2018 01:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2501
Views: 226470

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

X-Post from the Indian Air Force: News & Discussion thread.... Expect these Rambhas to be armed with the BrahMos to strike at Chinese carrier groups in the Malacca Straits. India aims to base IAF fighters on Andaman and Nicobar archipelago http://www.janes.com/article/79950/india-aims-to-base-ia...
by Rakesh
10 May 2018 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1791
Views: 292801

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

India aims to base IAF fighters on Andaman and Nicobar archipelago http://www.janes.com/article/79950/india-aims-to-base-iaf-fighters-on-andaman-and-nicobar-archipelago The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to permanently base fighter aircraft and other combat assets on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands o...
by Rakesh
09 May 2018 08:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2487
Views: 218304

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Excellent find Cybaru!

Putin-ji has done a wonderful thing for India. Cancelled both projects which would be detrimental to India’s MIC. Time for India to seriously invest in AMCA and Arjun. The payoffs will be fabulous.
by Rakesh
09 May 2018 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/993733763610923008 ---> Alright, Admiral Sunil Lanba, CNS, Indian Navy, confirms that the goliath crane collapse at GRSE, Kolkata, during a local storm, is *not* a setback for the P-17A Frigate Construction Program. GRSE's part of the project remains on track.
by Rakesh
09 May 2018 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

‘The Future Of Defence Tech Will Be Defined By Smart Software’ http://businessworld.in/article/-The-Future-Of-Defence-Tech-Will-Be-Defined-By-Smart-Software-/07-05-2018-148458/ Jan Widerstrom, Chairman and Managing Director, SAAB India Technologies tells BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha that the...
by Rakesh
09 May 2018 02:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 531
Views: 48636

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

Obama: Leaving Iran deal 'misguided' https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/08/politics/barack-obama-iran-deal-trump/index.html "In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one Administration to the next," Obama's statement continued. " But the consistent flouti...
by Rakesh
08 May 2018 07:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

This broken record wants an order for a 2nd Vikrant class. This way you can at least share the air wing between the 3 ships. IMO, a follow on Vikrant Class is always the better option from a timeline perspective. Just wider lifts is all I ask. Wider lifts to accommodate a greater variety of aircraf...
by Rakesh
08 May 2018 03:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4568
Views: 684708

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

X-Post from the MoD: Defence Procurement Policies Issues and Discussions thread... DPC turning out, as expected, to be yet another bureaucratic pimple https://bharatkarnad.com/ Posted on May 6, 2018 by Bharat Karnad Another reported that the stress was on the military services alighting on a coordin...
by Rakesh
04 May 2018 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2170
Views: 359917

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Video in link below. No news article.

Indian Air Force to get a new hand with special auto-pilot chopper Navik
http://www.newsnation.in/videos/india/i ... ik-8/39193
by Rakesh
04 May 2018 05:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2170
Views: 359917

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Sputnik....FWIW...

Predator Drones Unlikely to Find Takers in India Despite Strong Pitching by US
https://sputniknews.com/military/201805 ... ale-india/

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