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by Rakesh
22 Jan 2019 00:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3485
Views: 735567

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

If IAF does not want Tejas in huge numbers (big assumption IF) then I would say Govt needs to induct them into Army Aviation, coast guards and BSF. It can make these organizations more nimble less reliant on IAF. Tejas in basic configurations can provide air cover to their operations Saar, not goin...
by Rakesh
21 Jan 2019 03:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1740
Views: 122236

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

How would it be different from jets in the hangar with the lift door open most of the time while transporting jets? compare to 5 minutes of transporting on the lift? See this picture (from your own post) and consider what will occur to the radar, when the vessel in this sea state (below this pictur...
by Rakesh
21 Jan 2019 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181196

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I'm not sure I understand what the gains in "doctrine and operations" exactly are. What special knowledge would they be missing. Even if there is some special knowledge related to maintenance or usage, is there any reason to believe one needs 20 years to gain it as opposed to 2 years. In ...
by Rakesh
21 Jan 2019 01:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1711
Views: 252107

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

I wrote a piece pointing out some glaring error's in The Hindu's report for Newslaundry. Five claims in The Hindu’s Rafale report that don’t quite add up https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/01/19/five-claims-in-the-hindus-rafale-report-that-dont-add-up Good job Mihir! Rohit Vats has also come out with...
by Rakesh
20 Jan 2019 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 440
Views: 71971

Re: Military Humor and related

^^^ The latest Chinese technology. This is what happens when they do not xerox copy.
by Rakesh
20 Jan 2019 01:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1740
Views: 122236

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Aiyoo! No way nam! Opening up the nose cone could likely expose the radar to the salty sea environment. I do not think that idea - of opening the nose cone - will work.
by Rakesh
20 Jan 2019 00:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181196

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Admiral Sunil Lanba : India will continue to have edge over China in aircraft carriers What's he basing that optimism on? The Indian Navy has operated carriers for the past six decades and the PLAN's first carrier - the Liaoning - was commissioned in Sept 2012. It is not just about the vessels (or ...
by Rakesh
20 Jan 2019 00:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2097
Views: 390812

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

Admiral, I found one report from 2011 or so which had the then COAS Browne statement saying total 13.5Sq are planned for Su30MKI. ANI has a news report today saying IAF is preparing to order 8 additional jets to make up for the losses based on some IAF sources. But the same sources say they have no...
by Rakesh
20 Jan 2019 00:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2097
Views: 390812

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

Though it doesn't make sense, MMRCA must be there for a reason. May be more as a strategic than to just answer depleting sqd issue. I don't know how much true it is but i read somewhere that start of MMRCA back then ensured that our neighbor is denied access to better platforms and strategic relati...
by Rakesh
20 Jan 2019 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3230
Views: 380650

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Neshant: AMCA discussions only in AMCA thread. Thank You.
by Rakesh
19 Jan 2019 03:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1711
Views: 252107

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

VIDEO

No, N. Ram, you are wrong on Rafale: Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's rebuttal to The Hindu
https://www.mynation.com/news/no-n-ram- ... ndu-plj42m
by Rakesh
19 Jan 2019 03:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181196

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1086199924880896006 ---> The Indian Navy's new naval air station INS Kohassa at North Andaman's Shibpur is in one of the most splendid settings we've ever seen. To be formally commissioned on Jan 24th and will be the Navy's 3rd air station on the islands after Por...
by Rakesh
19 Jan 2019 03:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 974
Views: 181196

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1086234475523129346 ---> Indian Govt sanctions three new Indian Navy maritime surveillance aircraft squadrons in Tamil Nadu & Gujarat, will operate HAL-built Dornier Do-228 aircraft. Excellent news for coastal security, long way to go though. https://pbs.twimg...
by Rakesh
19 Jan 2019 03:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1711
Views: 252107

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

The Ministry of Defence has already issued a rebuttal to that lifafa piece....

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by Rakesh
19 Jan 2019 03:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2097
Views: 390812

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

If you go to Google Maps and type the following in the search bar ---> Gwalior Airport You will see two MiG-21s, four MiG-27s, five MiG-29s, three Su-30MKIs and four Mirage 2000s parked in various locations all over the airbase. The first four types are out of place at that airbase and only the Mira...
by Rakesh
19 Jan 2019 02:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2097
Views: 390812

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

Wait a minute. I thought the 272 on order themselves make up 15 Sq, isn't that correct..?? List of Su-30MKI Squadrons (from wiki chacha). The list needs to be updated, as around 240 Su-30MKIs have been manufactured to date. That would leave just 32 aircraft which does not gel with the numbers below...
by Rakesh
18 Jan 2019 20:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2097
Views: 390812

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

AsatoMaSatGamaya: As Indranil has said, please change your username. I will reply to your post.
by Rakesh
18 Jan 2019 20:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2097
Views: 390812

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

In the above picture shared on mig29 upgrade , there seems to be 62 baaz including trainers , have we lost 8 in between one decade ?? Around 67 airframes were acquired in total. Some sources say as high as 70. There have been 15 confirmed crashes to date. See here ---> http://www.bharat-rakshak.com...
by Rakesh
18 Jan 2019 05:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2097
Views: 390812

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

^^^ Assuming 40 more Su-30MKIs are confirmed and - as per the above article - the production line will continue for three more years. I believe the current Rambha production is due to end in 2020 or 2021 (?). So fast forward another three more years and we are around the 2024/2025 time frame. Squadr...
by Rakesh
18 Jan 2019 04:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322144

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

Amidst Spat, Elevated Chance Of IAF Su-30 Order To HAL https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/01/exclusive-amidst-spat-elevated-chance-of-iaf-su-30-order-to-hal.html On the one hand, it would slow the depletion in the Indian Air Force’s fighter squadron strength — a chief worry for the IAF leadership...
by Rakesh
18 Jan 2019 04:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 2852
Views: 322144

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

Rakesh your prayers for 40 more SU30 MKI could be answered. https://www.livefistdefence.com/2019/01/exclusive-amidst-spat-elevated-chance-of-iaf-su-30-order-to-hal.html YES!!!! Beautiful!!!!! Thank you Ramana-ji for the good news. Reading through the article now. I have some comments and questions.
by Rakesh
16 Jan 2019 18:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1711
Views: 252107

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

Already posted in the International Aerospace Thread :)
by Rakesh
16 Jan 2019 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 94137

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Qatari Air Force Rafales in the background of yesterday's Rafale F4 ceremony at the Dassault factory.... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3o1zsXcAAchwJ.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw4f5YOWkAABHu3.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw4f5YHX0AYlKjU.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dw3jAGlWkAEhtzD.jpg
by Rakesh
16 Jan 2019 04:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1711
Views: 252107

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

CAG refuses to share Rafale audit; cites breach of Parliament https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cag-refuses-to-share-rafale-audit-cites-breach-of-parliament/story-FpJNnZaGWT0YftOlu4ii0L.html Last month, the Supreme Court had dismissed pleas challenging the deal between India and France for ...
by Rakesh
16 Jan 2019 04:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 94137

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

I don't think that it is. I would have expected a primary user fly-away cost in that range (80-90 Million) given that they already have the infrastructure in place for bed down so are paying very close to just the recurring cost. The latest US Navy Super Hornet Multi-Year-Procurement for 72 aircraf...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 20:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3666
Views: 450816

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

:rotfl: burnol burnol - film is nearing 50cr after 4 days. budget was 25cr onree. Dr Rita Pal ‏@dr_rita39 Jan 11 India couldn't even get two quadcopters ( toy) over the LoC and they want the universe to actually believe there was a #SurgicalStrike #URI in the absence of a UN confirmation. Class act...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 20:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2963
Views: 208529

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Very nice pictures. Truly breath-taking. The photographer's (Arjun Menon) father was in the Indian Army. Aye Admiral. Must have been in the erstwhile Air OP corps. Glad to see a child of fauj translate his love for the Sena into something that is inspirational. Yes indeed. He mentions it here..... ...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 514
Views: 65048

Re: Women in Combat

https://twitter.com/indian_link/status/1084940826097139712 -----> Lieutenant Bhavana Kasturi will be the first lady officer in the history of Indian Army to lead the 71st Army Day Parade today in India. She'll be leading the Indian Army's Service Corps (ASC) contingent, comprising 144 male personnel...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 94137

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Rafale “F4” standard launched https://www.dassault-aviation.com/en/group/press/press-kits/rafale-f4-standard-launched/ Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, received the F4-standard development contract for the Rafale combat aircraft today during the visit of the Dassault Aviation M...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 04:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3433
Views: 355545

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

CSIO develops pilot display unit for IAF’s Hawk https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/csio-develops-pilot-display-unit-for-iaf-s-hawk/713272.html By Vijay Mohan, Tribune News Service, Chandigarh, January 13th https://images.tribuneindia.com/cms/gall_content/2019/1/2019_1$largeimg14_Monday_2019_0...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 00:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 94137

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

The devil is in the details. Nobody - other the French Ministry of Defence and Dassault - know what capabilities exist in the half-functional F4 variant. In time, more costs should come out in the open. Perhaps at that time, there will be a better picture. What exactly is coming in those 28 new buil...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 00:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 1711
Views: 252107

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

X-Post from the International Aerospace Discussion thread. France orders upgraded Rafale warplanes for $2.3 billion https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/01/14/france-orders-upgraded-rafale-warplanes-for-23-billion/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Socialflow+DF...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 94137

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

France orders upgraded Rafale warplanes for $2.3 billion https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/01/14/france-orders-upgraded-rafale-warplanes-for-23-billion/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Socialflow+DFN ^^^^ 28 Rafale F4 (not full functionality though) varian...
by Rakesh
15 Jan 2019 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1073
Views: 106888

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

The future of the US surface fleet: One combat system to rule them all
https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2019/ ... -them-all/
by Rakesh
14 Jan 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 94137

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Rafale test firing of ASMP-A missile.





Missile nucléaire français (ASMP-A)

by Rakesh
14 Jan 2019 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 776
Views: 94137

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

@JayS ---> They will likely offer the F4 for MMRCA 2.0. This will give the Rafale the ability to be on par with the F-Solah Block 70/72 and the F-18 Super Hornet Block III. Not that the F3R variant is any slouch, but still. The only thing not available to India will be the nuclear delivery hard wiri...
by Rakesh
14 Jan 2019 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3445
Views: 568057

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China cautions countries against helping Taiwan to produce submarines https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/china-cautions-countries-against-helping-taiwan-to-produce-submarines/articleshow/67529752.cms Are their Type 052D destroyers not good enough to tackle them? :mrgreen: I thought the...
by Rakesh
14 Jan 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2963
Views: 208529

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces

Very nice pictures. Truly breath-taking. The photographer's (Arjun Menon) father was in the Indian Army.

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