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by Rakesh
20 Feb 2018 22:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2223
Views: 169532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Good point Nachiket. However, a work around can be had for that problem. And the "enabling communications" is for interoperability with the American military, not for F-35 and Russian platforms in Indian service. What exactly that work around will be can only be known, once they begin form...
by Rakesh
20 Feb 2018 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2223
Views: 169532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Philip, if you want to go down that path (evaluating the Su-57 and F-35 right now), I can guarantee you with 100% certainty that the F-35 will win hands down. Even after development of the Su-57 is *FULLY* complete - in another 10+ years - the F-35 will still be more advanced as American advances in...
by Rakesh
20 Feb 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2991
Views: 291291

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Initial variants of AMCA will have F414 engine only. Nothing else on the horizon.
by Rakesh
20 Feb 2018 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2223
Views: 169532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Philip, we will not be modifying anything on the F-35. Take it as is and use it as. Even in that mode, it is a valuable tool. And you don't need too many of them. Just 2 (maybe 3) squadrons are sufficient. You just need the plane to break down the door and sanitize the airspace (against enemy aircra...
by Rakesh
20 Feb 2018 00:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2991
Views: 291291

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/965507945462222848 ---> AMCA is still in the preliminary design phase. Money for that and the Ghatak UCAV were sanctioned together. But the full scale engineering development of two AMCA tech demonstrators is expected to be sanctioned soon. https://twitter.com/sjh...
by Rakesh
20 Feb 2018 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2991
Views: 291291

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Indranil wrote:It's amazing what Tejas has enabled.

Thank You Sir for highlighting that. People need to understand this.
by Rakesh
19 Feb 2018 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Enabling Indo-U.S. dialogue on the F-35 https://www.stratpost.com/enabling-indo-u-s-dialogue-f-35/ There are four broad issues that will need to be discussed between the two countries as part of any conversation on approval for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter for the Indian Air Force (IA...
by Rakesh
19 Feb 2018 00:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 10926

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

R-R engine expert discusses future fighter technology
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ht-445940/

Rolls-Royce believes that advanced engines will be the single most important design factor for future fighter aircraft.
by Rakesh
19 Feb 2018 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Pictures in link below... https://twitter.com/GripenNews/status/954217197706113024 ---> JAS 39C/D Version 20 inducted in 2016. Radar among many things improved. Can now see further, see smaller (low radar sign) better. And less likely detected (LPI). Coupled with Meteor missile, upgraded EW, etc, a ...
by Rakesh
19 Feb 2018 00:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

https://twitter.com/GripenNews/status/9 ... 9674330113 --> Modules of Gripen E Electronic Warfare System - a GaN based solution.

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by Rakesh
19 Feb 2018 00:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

https://twitter.com/gripennews/status/9 ... 1234779137 --> Leonardo/Saab RAVEN ES-05 AESA for #Gripen E with a repositioner for increased scan area.

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by Rakesh
18 Feb 2018 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2997
Views: 340871

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

https://twitter.com/indiandefencera/status/955747333735510016 --> This is how Brazil transports Scorpene submarine by 5 km from construction to assembly facilitiy at Itaguaí. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUN_Gy3VQAAwWQk.jpg https://twitter.com/guiwiltgen/status/952706913044697089 --> Important miles...
by Rakesh
18 Feb 2018 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 10926

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/965119100409303040 ---> Of course they are. Because while India will be given tosh about 'natural alliance of democracies', the 'socialist' totalitarians will be given the technology to deliver the goods. G-2 strategizing 101. Rolls Royce chairman predicts: Chines...
by Rakesh
18 Feb 2018 23:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3991
Views: 401408

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/sjha1618/status/964970031791640576 --> OFB's 155 mm/45 calibre Dhanush howitzer is headed into another round of trials. This is expected to be the final round of trials before the indent for 114 units is actually executed.
by Rakesh
18 Feb 2018 23:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 3064
Views: 498691

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Coming Soon On Livefist https://twitter.com/livefist/status/964870065744240640 --> A status check on India’s Akash missile project, including new details on the Akash NG & Akash-2, foreign interest in the weapon system and more. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWPoLupWAAUFh5E.jpg
by Rakesh
18 Feb 2018 23:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 2991
Views: 291291

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Coming Soon On Livefist https://twitter.com/livefist/status/964880012317949952 --> Also this week on Livefist: a full status check on India’s AMCA fifth generation fighter program, at a time when China has begun inducting its own, India’s partnership with Russia falters & the US makes a renewed...
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4003
Views: 565058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

An Alternative Plan For P-75I, India’s Submarine Construction Program
http://www.delhidefencereview.com/2018/ ... n-program/

A good article. I love the idea. Would love to see others comments on this.
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 2997
Views: 340871

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Brar, are these LCS vessels based on the USS Freedom design?
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 18:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 10926

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Good post Brar Saar. You give a good insight.
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 18:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4003
Views: 565058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Just a customary port visit. Navies do it all the time.
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2223
Views: 169532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Cain Marko wrote:China already has two 5th green fighters in advanced stage of development. Why should it even consider the pakfa?

Saar, I know. Rhetorical question :)
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 18:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Nothing Ramana-ji. Now you know, why I said you are talking about concepts far beyond their level of comprehension. Your message - while well intentioned and beautifully put - is falling on deaf ears.

Don’t cast pearls before the swine. The pearls get mired in polio and plague.
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I had asked for cost vs capacity as numbers. brar_w said costs are for US fighters available along with "reasonable risk" for the LCA MK2 and cleanly forgot to respond about capacity. What's reasonable in numbers? The only path you're continuing down is being pretentious. You said you wan...
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 03:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Long ago Pannikar wrote that there are only four natural big powers: US, Russia, China, and India. So all the diplomacy and machinations are to prevent these from colluding. Let me give example. In Cold War the line up was the US vs Russia and China and keep India non-aligned. This last was the Bri...
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Thanks for reproducing it, I read it the first time around. Let me attempt to explain better.... Did I touch a raw nerve? I was just following from our last discussion, in which you requested things to be dumbed down for you. Just continuing on that path. He's saying don't bet on the AMCA because I...
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 02:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This is why India *MUST* develop her own weapon platforms and systems. The price of your own wares is invaluable.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7625&p=2252125#p2252125
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 10926

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Original article is in French. Translated courtesy of Google Translate... Rafale in Egypt: the United States blocks https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/rafale-en-egypte-les-etats-unis-bloquent-768856.html Negotiations for the sale of additional Rafale between ...
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 02:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4003
Views: 565058

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Siemens Inaugurates Medium Voltage Lab for Indian Navy https://www.arcweb.com/blog/siemens-inaugurates-medium-voltage-lab-indian-navy Siemens’ Medium Voltage (MV) Lab at INS Valsura was inaugurated by the Chief of the Naval Staff, on January 24, 2018. The project has been executed by Siemens on a t...
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 02:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This is exactly what is frustrating Tellis Saar.... https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/964399518153232385 ---> Neither America nor Russia can really afford to throw an 'either with us or with them' tantrum when dealing with India. New Delhi will always maintain diversified strategic industrial inte...
by Rakesh
17 Feb 2018 02:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2223
Views: 169532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

please go. I wonder why the Chinese are not interested in the bird? Seeing how they love to xerox copy everything. Because even the Chinese know, the PAK-FA is an enigma. Stay away from this bird...
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Ashley's also advocating not abandoning the PAKFA - is he lobbying for the Russian MIC as well ? Read what he is saying again. But for ease, I will reproduce it... India should also REASSESS the decision to develop the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft indigenously and avoid weakening the collaborati...
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

If that is correct, it could be because India is CO-DEVELOPING a stealth fighter with the Russians. Experience with the F-35 could influence decisions. Welcome Back :) We are NOT co-developing anything, despite what the Russians claim in the media. The Russians are not allowing us anywhere near tha...
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 08:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Good find Viv Saar!
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 08:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3270
Views: 347739

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Lockheed Martin's official website on K-MAX ---> https://lockheedmartin.com/us/products/kmax.html Whether the unmanned K-MAX is fighting fires, delivering supplies to the U.S. military, or supporting humanitarian aid efforts, it provides unmatched lift capability in extreme conditions. From the moun...
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 08:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3270
Views: 347739

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

THE MARINES' SELF-FLYING CHOPPER SURVIVES A THREE-YEAR TOUR https://www.wired.com/2014/07/kmax-autonomous-helicopter/ Lockheed delivered two of the helicopters to the Marine Corps in Afghanistan in 2011. The original plan was for a six-month stint lugging around 750-pound pallets full of food, wate...
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3270
Views: 347739

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

A detachment of Marines from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 in Afghanistan completed their first unmanned aerial system cargo delivery in a combat zone, Dec. 17, 2011 . The unmanned helicopter moved about 3,500 pounds of food and supplies from Camp Dwyer to troops at Combat Outpost Payne....
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 08:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014
Replies: 2223
Views: 169532

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Why does the IAF seem against the FGFA? They were actively against it after the Russians clammed up after a demo accident and refused the IAF any access to causes. Answer: the IAF was totally petrified at having it's CAPEX tied up in yet another R&D exercise at the expense of the Rafale which t...
by Rakesh
16 Feb 2018 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5374
Views: 485807

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

They are the guys who have sweated blood, toil , years and $$$$$$ to create their technology. You can't force someone to sell you their stuff. And technology can easily leak into another program. Someone in maintenance can look at ram, dismantling the plane etc and then go to work on fgfa developme...

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