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by Rakesh
23 Nov 2017 05:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 427
Views: 59973

Re: Military Humor and related

Sanjay, that joke is more suited at Bharat Ganrajya Forum. Not here.
by Rakesh
23 Nov 2017 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1843
Views: 302163

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The PLAN's capital ships - aircraft carriers, destroyers - now are all on notice. Link up with the P-8Is and you have a formidable combination.
by Rakesh
23 Nov 2017 01:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1843
Views: 302163

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Wow, that thing is HUGE. Kudos to the team. Fantastic Job. And great shots.

SB 200 is the exact same Rambha that was used, for doing a dummy launch last year.
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 23:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4982
Views: 414701

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

See the title and read both interviews that NAYANIMA BASU did (this one below and one earlier with Lockheed Martin). If you were the IAF and the MoD, which one would pick? Despite the fact that Saab is providing empty promises. ‘Gripen will give India the freedom and power to safeguard its interests...
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4982
Views: 414701

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Classic example of Saab's empty promises. Saab is saying the exact opposite of what Lockheed Martin is proposing. Anything to win a deal. Desperation. The engine is the GE F-414. What planet is Saab on? Eyeing jet deal, Saab offers full tech transfer to India :lol: https://economictimes.indiatimes.c...
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 21:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 1843
Views: 302163

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Congratulations to the IAF, DRDO. Excellent job.
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Deejay : Good posts. I do not want to repeat what I typed in the SE thread, so I am just giving a link.... https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7261&p=2231764#p2231764 Dr Sanjay Badri-Maharaj has written two good articles on improving the IAF's squadron strength. Both artic...
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104941

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

^^^ for once, you are correct. This entire FRCV tamasha was written for the Armata in mind. The other contendors are there just for show. When I said this a few moons back on BRF, I was criticized for saying so. :roll:
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 08:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4982
Views: 414701

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

srai : I am actually glad he said this. He spoke the truth. No one is going to give you engine tech. Or any valuable tech for that matter. It makes perfect business sense to do so. Another classic example of Tom Foolery. See below... Russia offers defence technology to India without any strings att...
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4982
Views: 414701

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

‘Full transfer of tech in defence aviation is non-negotiable’ http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/world/full-transfer-of-tech-in-defence-aviation-in-non-negotiable-us-india-strategic-partnership-forum-official/article9968794.ece Keith Webster, Senior Vice-President (Defence and Aerospace), US-...
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104941

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

- Does the Army honestly believe the FRCV will be cheaper than the Arjun? - How does the Army rationalize the above four tanks, when the Arjun is two-thirds indigenous? One of the Army's argument is the Arjun is one-third indigenous. So by partnering with one of the four countries (Russia, Ukraine, ...
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104941

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Exclusive Picture of Indian Army's state-of-the-art tank FRCV http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/indian-army-frcv-picture-future-ready-combat-vehicle-battle-tank-ministry-of-defence-times-now-exclusive/125580 http://cloudfront.timesnow.tv/story/1510731934-FRCV.jpg The Indian Army's next main...
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 06:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1148
Views: 104941

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

Picklu wrote:In other news, it is confirmed now. IA trial team forced Arjun to run 1000s of KM in reverse gear to cause failure of the engine and used the same to reject.

Is there a source for this? If true, the trial team that did this to the tank needs to dismissed from service.
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 05:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Indranil wrote:The pace of Tejas production is going to really pick up from next year. The outsourced large sub-assemblies are going to start coming in from next year.

Awesome. That is fantastic news. Thank You Saar.
by Rakesh
22 Nov 2017 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 4982
Views: 414701

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

^^^ In addition, I am still figuring out how the author came to that conclusion. As per the IAF, the squadron strength currently stands at 33 - 34 squadrons and the ideal number is 42 squadrons, as per successive IAF Chiefs. From another article - dated 03 Nov 2017 - the same author lists the curren...
by Rakesh
19 Nov 2017 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 862
Views: 145894

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

The offer is there for the MIG-35, full TOT with any local partner. How is the view of the Kremlin from your apartment in Moscow? The MIG-35/29 and LCAs are the most cost-effective aircraft to acquire.. After spending all this time deriding the Tejas program, you now believe it is cost effective? :...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 303
Views: 50198

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

Brar: save ur time. He has been told repeatedly that a follow on order of 36 Rafales will NOT cost anywhere near $200 million....but he has blinders on and keeps repeating it like a mantra. At some point, you have to ignore him.
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

You are welcome Surya. This is great news, because in there Nitin Jain clearly states that they will be producing (only screwdrivergiri) the F414 in India - whether in Pune or another location in India is secondary. Award Boeing the naval contest for 57 F-18s and another win for GE. With regards to ...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Previous page of this thread. Vayu article. My post towards the bottom. On mobile phone now, so hard to repost. I am sorry.
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

What I meant is around that time everyone was saying the same thing. In AI-17 in February there were many tall claimed made by everyone with unbelievable certainty. But now, after 5-6 months, things looks not so rosy anymore. In fact look worse. Yes agreed. But the recent events of the past few wee...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I was going to reply to ramana's post about setting up mfg plant in BLR, that if GE manufactures F414 in India it would be most probably in Pune. Nice video. I haven't seen that before. One big advantage India can offer as far as high-tech manufacturing is, we have tons of engineers available at ch...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bloody Amazing News, IF TRUE. Screwdrivergiri Components! Not an entire plane! This is from Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Vayu, Page 134, Second & Third Column. Not sure what has happened since then. Oh yeah!!!! Thank You Google Chacha! GE’s Brilliant Advanced Manufacturing Plant in Pune, India https:/...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120987

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

deejay wrote:
Rakesh wrote:^^^^ Hey VJ, how is this?

ACM Dhanoa: President-ji...on my left is Gripen E and on my right is Tejas Mk 2. They are equal.


He is explaining 1 vs 1. Probably scissors. The shite that you guys yap.

:lol:
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bloody Amazing News, IF TRUE. Screwdrivergiri Components! Not an entire plane! This is from Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Vayu, Page 134, Second & Third Column. Not sure what has happened since then. http://www.vayuaerospace.in/past_issues/pdf/Issue_JanFeb2015.pdf The President and CEO, South Asia, GE T...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 12:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

We also need to rebut the Gripen E and F16 as SEF are not viable due to schedule, technology and costs. Tejas Mk1A leading to Mk2 is the best choice for India. And what it takes to get there. See below... Vayu Aerospace - May/June 2017 issue http://www.vayuaerospace.in/past_issues/pdf/Issue_MayJun2...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 303
Views: 50198

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

Smelling the possible loss of the SEF contract, the import lobby is out to derail the Rafale deal and will do everything to stop a follow on order for another 36 Rafales. To quote Senator Larry Pressler, the Octopus has his tentacles everywhere. If the GOI orders another 36 Rafales - which is why al...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 303
Views: 50198

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

Everything You Wanted To Know About The Rafale Deal But Didn’t Know Where To Ask https://swarajyamag.com/defence/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-rafale-deal-but-didnt-know-where-to-ask Do read. Fairly interesting and a good job by Nitin Gokhale. Karan M, looking forward to your analysis on ...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 303
Views: 50198

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

Rafale deal row: Rahul Gandhi must back his allegations against Narendra Modi, keep politics away from national security http://www.firstpost.com/india/4215183-4215183.html Unless Gandhi can show exactly how anyone , including the businessman in question, was benefited by the deal and give the publ...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 11:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 303
Views: 50198

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

Defence minister issues 5-point rebuttal of Rafale accusations http://ajaishukla.blogspot.ca/2017/11/defence-minister-issues-5-point.html M1XfcTDDdf8 Underlining the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) unease at Congress Party allegations of wrongdoing by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) governm...
by Rakesh
18 Nov 2017 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

I echo IR. Very good job Hakeem. Kudos!
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 19:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

@ JayS: Saar, i am referring to science project onlee. I am not saying the IAF needs to operate similar systems. The logistical nightmare to have similar components in a single squadron is not desired. So with regards to the engine, the Tejas is already flying with the F404 and F414 is planned for M...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

@Ulan Batori: can you please decipher what you typed in simple English? I can never figure out what you say. Your Pinglish is too advanced :)
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 07:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Hakeem: Ok, I stand corrected.
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

This isn't even comparing the same thing. The SEF is a farce and completely uncalled for as I have said on numerous occasions. That gives no excuse to alternatively begin pursuing a second imported radar just for the kicks when there is an indigenous unit being developed which makes perfect sense a...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

You can always buy SEF :) And of the four components (EL/M-2052, RBE2 AA, F404/F414 and Kaveri with M88 core), three are already in progress or in use. Money has already been spent on them. Tejas flies with EL/M-2052 radar and F404 turbofan right now. Mk 2 is designed to have F414. Snecma is working...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 06:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^ Agree 100% Continue with EL/M-2052 onlee. But don't drop the RBE2 AA offer. Invest in it. When it is ready, incorporate that. If it does not work, oh well. But the learning curve has been valuable. Will help with Uttam AESA. Same with F404/F414 turbofan. Continue with that, till Kaveri88 comes on...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 06:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

RBE 2 AA from Thales --> https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/active-electronically-scanned-array-aesa-rbe2-radar RBE 2 AA from Thales --> https://www.thalesgroup.com/sites/default/files/asset/document/aesa_rbe2_5_juin_val_def_bat_ok.pdf EL/M-2052 from Elta --> http://www.iai.co.il/2013/34481-34455-en/Gro...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 04:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

HAL does not feel the urgency on anything. PSU, so everything is guaranteed. Pension, Salary, Benefits, Job Security. Who cares?
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 04:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2872
Views: 120987

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

^^^^ One of the first things the Air Chief did - after he took over as Chief - is fly a MiG-21M solo. He may not need to be uber fit (lean) like the fighter jocks. At that rank, 99% of the time he will be sitting behind a desk. I believe he is advising the president - in that photo - about formation...
by Rakesh
17 Nov 2017 03:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 1654
Views: 206950

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

maks, What is TCO? usually when introducing an acronym its good to spell it out. Total Cost of Ownership Rakesh, The sense of the forum thread is supporting the LCA. So what are you talking about? Also MAFI etc. wont let you fly planes. An airforce needs planes to be an air force. Carl Builder anal...

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