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by Mort Walker
03 Mar 2021 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Murkowski was waffling on Tanden's nomination. The DNC simply didn't pay her enough or promise no serious challenge in 2022 election. However, Tanden isn't going away as she'll be back in another position in the WH. They need her. I keep wondering when the Nobel Prize winner nominees will be appoint...
by Mort Walker
03 Mar 2021 04:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8895
Views: 1041680

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

saip wrote:TX is going ahead and dropping its Mask mandate and allowing ALL businesses to function without any restrictions.


The real killer is recirculated air from HVAC systems. Most of India outside of the metros are not wearing masks and infection+death rate is low.
by Mort Walker
01 Mar 2021 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 12469

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

^^^ Off topic. Maybe relations will improve as part of vaccine and space diplomacy. It is worth noting that slavery of Africans and indigenous people lasted from 1520-1888 in Brazil. The language spoken is Portuguese. The wealthy and ruling class are white Western Europeans, but there is a significa...
by Mort Walker
01 Mar 2021 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 12469

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

Vivek K wrote:So which is the primary forum for Indian space?


https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=62.0
by Mort Walker
01 Mar 2021 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Tanden's nomination was sunk because she was a house coconut for the wrong massa (Hillary Clinton) at the wrong time. For years, she faithfully served as Hillary Clinton's attack dog on mainstream as well as social media. In fact she recently deleted about 1000 of her tweets abusing Clinton's rival...
by Mort Walker
28 Feb 2021 23:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 12469

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

basant wrote:First mission of ISRO in 2021 on a Sunday and it's longest too, and just 2 posts on the event. We have come a long way!


This is because BRF is no longer the primary forum for information on Indian space flight. People are going elsewhere; in particular potential new participants.
by Mort Walker
25 Feb 2021 10:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

There is no one "DD" - so, not surprised that Northrup has their own. However, IF they are indeed using a DD (which I am assuming based on what I posted), then it better include UAI - no matter how old or recent. UAI is just a weapon's library - a set of look up tables. Please discard the...
by Mort Walker
25 Feb 2021 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

UAI is the standard for interfaces not just for armaments, but subsystems within aircraft. It standardizes a whole bunch of DoD-MIL-STDs for future subsystems and weapons where you don't have to wait for an entire cycle of development. It will provide a standard for an API, electrical, and mechanica...
by Mort Walker
20 Feb 2021 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Raytheon Formally Opposes LM Acquisition of Rocketdyne “They are a huge supplier to us,” [Raytheon’s CEO Gregory] Hayes said of Aerojet. If Lockheed Martin is allowed to buy the company, “you don’t have an independent supplier on the solid rocket motor side. It gives us pause as we think about the ...
by Mort Walker
18 Feb 2021 10:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3535
Views: 723320

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

Please listen again and again. This general fought in Kargil as battalion commander. Deployed as Brigadier, Maj General, Corps commander and now Northern Command. At 11:05-11:15, General Joshi states from 2010 there were two battalions and by late Aug 2020 it went up to 90,000 troops (these are mou...
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 11:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

^^^I agree, but F-35C integration outside of UAI, in my guess, is probably being done for expediting AARGM-ER testing. Going to UAI makes all sorts of sense, even USAF paying for it in terms time and money, which will result in life cycle savings and easier integration on to different platforms. Per...
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 11:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

I don't know if UAI compatibility necessarily points to wider use of SiAW. UAI is probably defined by various MIL-STDs and may be contractually required by DoD contracts past a certain year as part of standardization for life cycle cost savings. Cost effectiveness on different platforms would probab...
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 10:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

India has to recongise that Democrats are here to stay for perhaps 2 terms, that is 8 years. We better update our narratives and approach to harness their leftist ideology than keep pining for a bygone golden era under fake blond Trump. It won't make much difference as the main stream Democratic pa...
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

So the ER variant will be for USN and USAF on the F-35A and C, or also on the B? I would guess then that USN has been funding development on the AARGM-ER and has an acquisition budget for it too. For NG it would make sense to see if these load up on the B-21 as well. With a larger warhead and range,...
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

So NG took over the AARGM-ER, so I guess they won the contract when the original AGM-88 was developed by TI, then acquired by Hughes, then Raytheon. Looks like USAF got over $160 million for Stand-In Attack Weapon (SiAW) development in 2021 and upto $364 million for production through 2025. I wonder...
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 10:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

^^^Is this AARGM-ER a revision of the AGM-88E?
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 10:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10110

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

^^^Thanks. What about military, paramilitary and central police forces?
by Mort Walker
09 Feb 2021 09:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

US B-1B Lancer debuts at Aero India 2021 34th EBS supports Aero India 2021 https://media.defense.gov/2021/Feb/06/2002577604/780/780/0/210205-F-BH261-226.JPG A B-1B Lancer takes off at Kempegowda International Airport, prior to performing a flyover at the Aero India 2021 tradeshow in Bengaluru, Indi...
by Mort Walker
08 Feb 2021 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 5531
Views: 1095321

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

The economic survey reports information on trade balances with major partners for the year up to November 2020. Economic Survey 2020-21 Table 3 shows the impact of Indian constrictions on Chinese goods - the trade deficit with China for April-November is down by over $10 billion. Temporarily, there...
by Mort Walker
08 Feb 2021 05:42
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10110

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

The Dearness Allowance for military, police and central government employees will be reinstated in July 2021. Does anyone here have any information on that? A lot of JCOs rely on that for their families. It needs to be restored ASAP.
by Mort Walker
08 Feb 2021 05:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5700
Views: 805152

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Surajsan,

My post was about US trade wars and the money to be utilized by USDA. USDA is a big component of USAID and has implications for destabilizing "friendly" governments.
by Mort Walker
08 Feb 2021 02:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 6112
Views: 1367933

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

kit wrote:India Building a $60 billion NG Grid Pipeline


Thanks for posting this. PM Modi also made a big announcement some time back on Twitter.
$60 Billion Natural Gas Grid: Challenges And Prospects
by Mort Walker
08 Feb 2021 02:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1656
Views: 310472

Re: India's Power Sector

Some 150 NTPC workers feared dead in glacier burst. A very sad day.
by Mort Walker
07 Feb 2021 23:45
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^It is a resolution not a passed bill, so Coumo, unless he's a complete idiot, should ignore it.
What was the vote in the state assembly? How many for and against, and by party? NY Assembly is 106D, 43R, 1I.
by Mort Walker
07 Feb 2021 23:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

What is up with Brad Sherman and his meddling in the so-called farmers protests along with Ro Khanna? I thought that he was broadly pro-India. All of these elected members of congress and SM influencers are trying to setup the narrative to vilify India in order to force Chairman Xiden to act in acc...
by Mort Walker
07 Feb 2021 11:48
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Trump administration basically forced the incoming administration to continue opposition to Chinese hegemony and belligerence, but soon this narrative will quietly go away from the press and SM, and the attempt will be to return to the "good old days" of the Clinton-Bush-Obama admins. A fe...
by Mort Walker
07 Feb 2021 10:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

^^^There are exceptions, even Mary Trump wrote a book about her uncle to monetize the liberal views. That said, most relatives stay quiet. Meena Harris is a graduate of Stanford and Harvard Law School. She's not an ordinary loud mouth. She knows better and most likely has the support of the executiv...
by Mort Walker
07 Feb 2021 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 5137
Views: 885560

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/transition-playbook/2021/01/29/the-meena-problem-491577 The @meena problem By ALEX THOMPSON and THEODORIC MEYER 01/29/2021 06:36 PM EST Meena’s company produced the video with the Supermajority Education Fund, a nonprofit devoted to women’s leadership. (An allie...
by Mort Walker
06 Feb 2021 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Yeah I don't think it applies to DOD programs at all or at least it doesn't seem to be a mandate. But I haven't looked very much into it. At face value, the fact that there is some international standard prohibiting the USAF from mounting its most recent/newest operational HUD on a new fighter seem...
by Mort Walker
06 Feb 2021 21:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 2258
Views: 411165

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

They should have used the Raptor’s HUD. It’s the same cockpit as the F-15 QA. Not sure if the F-22 HUD conforms to the ARINC 764 tech standards issued in 2005. I suspect it does not, in which case it would have meant a good deal of re-design and therefore cost Does the ARINC standard apply to milit...
by Mort Walker
03 Feb 2021 05:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3713
Views: 800497

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

Karan M wrote:Precisely. You can add weather modes to a non weather radar.


The best way is to have different polarization.
by Mort Walker
02 Feb 2021 11:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8895
Views: 1041680

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/01/962821038/the-mystery-of-indias-plummeting-covid-19-cases The Mystery Of India's Plummeting COVID-19 Cases But four months later, India's coronavirus numbers have plummeted. Late last month, on Jan. 26, the country's Health Ministry confirmed a r...
by Mort Walker
02 Feb 2021 03:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 8895
Views: 1041680

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Today I got my Moderna first shot. They also tested me for COVID to rule out if I have it. I do not know if this is the norm in the rest of the country. You broke down and took the vaccine? You posted saying that you were still debating because the vaccine was pushed through in haste by former Pres...
by Mort Walker
01 Feb 2021 13:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10110

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

No Defence or Home Ministry budget presented, or I missed it?
by Mort Walker
01 Feb 2021 12:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10110

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

disha wrote:
Mort Walker wrote:Rs. 3000 crore for apprenticeship, but nothing really mentioned for vocational education.


What's the point in setting up training to fix TVs and Radios?


How about wind turbines and machinery for industry?
by Mort Walker
01 Feb 2021 12:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10110

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

Rs. 3000 crore for apprenticeship, but nothing really mentioned for vocational education.
by Mort Walker
01 Feb 2021 12:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10110

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

^^^It seems like a regression.
by Mort Walker
01 Feb 2021 12:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 10110

Re: India Budget 2021 News and Discussion

It appears she is going through the major items of budget. Defence appears to be the last item of NS statement.
The 2020-2021 Defence Budget presented was Rs. 471,378 crore. Let's see how much more it changes for 2021-2022.

On another note, hydrogen infrastructure is being setup.

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