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by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 22:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139210

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I have moved a whole bunch of posts to other threads.

Please focus on title of thread, before you post.
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 499
Views: 110746

Re: Military Humor and related

^^^^ https://twitter.com/MI6GB/status/1365288345107103745?s=20 ---> How much does it weigh on the lunar surface? Still too heavy? https://twitter.com/I_am_DevS/status/1365290441764073476?s=20 ---> Still too heavy. Look it created so many craters on moon because of its heavy weight. https://twitter.c...
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 499
Views: 110746

Re: Military Humor and related

https://twitter.com/defenceglobe/status/1365140459861893128?s=20 ---> But did it clear lunar trials yet? https://twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1365285553436987392?s=20 ---> Yep, Here is a picture from Arjun's lunar trials. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvJ315MVgAMWVYe?format=jpg&name=large
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 528
Views: 139210

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

I have made the correction. thank you for pointing that out.
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 06:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382822

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

Brar, my apologies for getting the terminology incorrect. I thought the NGAD was the new 4.5 generation fighter, when (as you rightly pointed out) is the 6th generation program. I have edited my post above. I forgot NGAD stood for Next Generation Air Dominance! :) :oops: That having being said, whic...
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 05:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382822

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

Thank you brar. If (which is likely) the NGAD new 4.5 gen fighter sees the light of day, the rest of the world will follow suit. Updated F-16s (Viper upgrade), F-18 Block IIIs and F-15EXs will supplant the NGAD/F-22/F-35 in USAF and USN service. Updated Rafales, Eurofighters, Gripens (R-E-G) will be...
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 02:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2392
Views: 382822

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

@ brar_w : in the MRCA scenario (F-21, F-15EX and F-18 Block III) how do you expect the scenario to play out vis-a-viv the IAF's Su-30MKIs and MiG-29UPGs? Also against the upcoming S-400? The sensors and radar on the three American birds on offer are significantly more advanced than on the PAF's F-1...
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 471847

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

HOW AMERICA’S EXPERIENCE WITH PAKISTAN CAN HELP IT DEAL WITH TURKEY https://warontherocks.com/2020/08/how-americas-experience-with-pakistan-can-help-it-deal-with-turkey/ 25 Aug 2020 The U.S. decision to deliver advanced versions of the F-16 as well as targeting and electronic warfare equipment to P...
by Rakesh
26 Feb 2021 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 471847

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

50 Years of Mirage in Pakistan Air Force | PAF Documentary

by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 666
Views: 100722

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

India’s Purchase of the S-400: Understanding the CAATSA Conundrum
https://www.orfonline.org/research/indi ... conundrum/
25 Feb 2021
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 799953

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

India’s $3-billion ISTAR Takes Shape, MoD Clearance This Year
https://www.livefistdefence.com/indias- ... this-year/
25 Feb 2021
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348124

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Good catch Kakarat. I did not notice that. The Sea Eagle AShM has a more pointy nose, as in the pictures below....

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by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019
Replies: 241
Views: 65817

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 06 March 2019

Dassault Group has an India software services unit offering defence MSMEs a digital ‘trial room’ https://www.businessinsider.in/defense/news/dassault-aviation-has-an-india-it-services-unit-offering-defence-msmes-a-digital-trial-room-where-they-can-test-their-products-to-bag-more-contracts/articlesh...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876346

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Cochin Shipyard bags Rs 10,000-crore Navy order for six missile vessels https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/cochin-shipyard-bags-rs-10-000-crore-navy-order-for-six-missile-vessels-121022301606_1.html 23 Feb 2021 Cochin Shipyard on Tuesday said it has emerged as the lowest bidder for...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876346

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1364447482550382594?s=20 ---> Wärtsilä's 5-bladed Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs) have been used on various Indian ships. The propellers used are of various sizes, based on the size of the ship. Unsurprisingly, the 40,000+ ton aircraft carrier INS Vikr...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3513
Views: 716133

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1364548769602277376?s=20 ---> Indian Army working on an AI project to translate from Mandarin to English (& vice versa), confirms Army Chief. Will be useful for SIGINT stations along China frontier who can instantly translate intercepted PLA communicatio...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 20:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 5393

Re: Indian Multi-Role Helicopter: News & Discussion: 06 Feb 2021

Rakesh, thanks! You might like this article posted in the strat forum yesterday: Won't go for foreign vendors for defence equipment that can be Made In India; Negative list a guarantee, Modi assures private sector Thank You Suraj. Great article. Good to see a PM articulate the vision and put that v...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283397

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

rohitvats wrote:- Sure, it will be a bit expensive, but given our volumes, we can manufacture everything within India.
- And all the money flows in Indian economy.

The most important take away from your post. Needs to be pinned.

Thank You Rohit.
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 1323
Views: 380168

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1362997938960666625?s=20 ---> MoD has cleared the 48km ranged Pinaka Mk-1 MBRL for export. L&T Defence has been chosen as the sales authority. L&T had in the past successfully exported naval ships & weapons. Companies like L&T, Godrej & ...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1077
Views: 200953

Re: The IAF History Thread

Drag & Drop each picture below to read the article... https://twitter.com/NiksBuzz/status/1363040294854422528?s=20 ---> Here is an article published in Take Off a U.K. magazine by Air Marshal NL Gupta (retd). Then Squadron Leader. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eup96tGXAAEekC2?format=jpg&name=l...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 799953

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1363330131432001537?s=20 ---> The Auto-Transformer Rectifier Unit (ATRU) is for high-voltage AC/DC power conversion on an aircraft. They are used for running radars and associated electronics. The ATRU on the NETRA AEW&CS was developed by Wärtsilä &...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4207
Views: 1227455

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1348442019773997060?s=20 ---> VL-SRSAM's ship launch configuration shows a 16 cell VLU set up. Most current Indian Navy Frigates & Destroyers should be able to house one such VLU set up on their forward decks. The VL-SRSAM will fill the gap in AD capabi...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876346

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1363752896635015169?s=20 ---> ABHAY/HMS-X2 compact hull mounted sonar is a derivative of the HUMSA sonar designed for small surface ships. It was inducted into the Indian Navy in 2016. HMS-X2 is small enough to be mounted on naval surface drones which seems...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348124

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1363722702041800706?s=20 --> Indian Navy's Il-38 "Sea Dragon" can carry two Sea Eagle AShMs. The Indian Navy's Sea King helicopters used the Sea Eagle AShMs, thus they were integrated to the Il-38s for logistical commonality. The upcoming DRDO NAS...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283397

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/rahulsinghx/status/1364235570105344000?s=20 ---> Protection & countermeasure systems for 3,000 AFVs was a long-standing demand of the army. Upgrade to cost Rs 5,300 cr. It will equip tanks & ICVs with the capability to defeat threats from missiles, rocket-propelled grenad...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1508
Views: 471847

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/statu ... 08486?s=20 ---> Sri Lanka continues to refuse Pakistan's offer to purchase Chinese designed JF-17 fighter jets from PAC.
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 1130
Views: 283397

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1364444380573089795?s=20 ---> Indian Army to equip 13-14 armoured regiments with Active Protection Systems (APS) with hard kill capability. Sufficient for 7 armoured brigades. https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1364445269908221953?s=20 ---> Initial batc...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3433
Views: 876346

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1364417285264470018?s=20 ---> IN's Kamorta class ASW corvettes use Wärtsilä's 5 bladed Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs). CPPs provide many advantages over standard propellers. CPP production at Khopoli plant near Mumbai started from late 2007. Initially...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 10979

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1364749519632687106?s=20 ---> Skyroot Aerospace showcased their Dhawan-1 3D printed upper stage LNG-LOX cryogenic engine, Raman-1 & Kalam-5 solid-fuel rocket engines to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. All three engines are being tested currently. Skyroo...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1745
Views: 348124

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

https://twitter.com/InsightGL/status/1364624917426184192?s=20 ---> Such a proud moment; - Indian Navy received first two ALH Mk3 - Total 16 to form squadron at Goa - Glass Cockpit, Foldable Blades, LFDS Sonar, MICU, Belgian 12.7mm gun https://twitter.com/Firezstarter1/status/1364626511467188227?s=20...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 07:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 1095
Views: 346124

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

https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1364587330590408705?s=20 ---> In a pre-recorded panel discussion for AFA's Air Warfare Symposium today, General Timothy Ray, head of Global Strike Command, says this about the Northrop Grumman B-21 ---> "It would take me years to integrate a new stand-off ...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2246
Views: 409611

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

https://twitter.com/TheDEWLine/status/1364587330590408705?s=20 ---> In a pre-recorded panel discussion for AFA's Air Warfare Symposium today, General Timothy Ray, head of Global Strike Command, says this about the Northrop Grumman B-21 ---> "It would take me years to integrate a new stand-off m...
by Rakesh
25 Feb 2021 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3513
Views: 716133

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1364548769602277376?s=20 ---> Indian Army working on an AI project to translate from Mandarin to English (& vice versa), confirms Army Chief. Will be useful for SIGINT stations along China frontier who can instantly translate intercepted PLA communication...

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