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by Singha
17 Jan 2018 21:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3100
Views: 312606

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

in tank armour front the cast turrets are said to be weaker than welded turret ?
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521102

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

yes I am sure a more suitable more fuel efficient engine can be fitted on AN32 chassis. the current one is very powerful for hot n high cargo ops which is not needed in a MPA role. long ago I had proposed a AN32-G model fitted with FLIR , gun pods and a wicked side looking 30mm / 105mm - to search a...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 18:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521102

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

if we want a large 4 engine turboprop MPA, over the 2 engines C295 or to complement the P8I, there are two options. C130 and A400M the A400M MPA is a paper tiger and unfunded at this point. the C130 has a long history over the water with the USCG and even NOAA which flies them through hurricanes. th...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521102

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

the glide kit for torpedo thing is not a big issue. over their lifetime they will launch weapons only a few times and mostly it will be patrolling and dropping sonobuoys. our inventory of torpedoes HWT + LWT across the whole IN is a few 100 only, same for ASM, not in 1000s like AAMs.
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 18:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

pankajs you mean the tunnels are to divert the water around the dam construction site ? I have actually been inside one such tunnel in class6 with by state elec board uncle at a project site (karbi langpi project), they are huge enough for tipper trucks to easily drive through....apart from the tunn...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 18:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

While troops (PLA) may have returned and infrastructure remains, it is anybody's guess whether they would come back there or is it because of the winters that they could not take their equipment, but we are also there, so in case they come, we will face them," he asserted. ^^^ so is all the inf...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 17:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 970
Views: 111040

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

the longest lived regimes in world history have been thoroughly mercantile and autocratic, usually a monarchy or oligarchy of some sort. rome and the ottoman empire come to mind. the ottomans lasted some 600 years. the western roman empire 500, the eastern roman(byzantine @ constantinople) nearly 10...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1827
Views: 268308

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

>>A full complement of hard-to train crew in CV operations go on a mens-only "Atlantis Events" cruise on a lightly defended ship during hostilities well the idea is to dominate the show in the 99% peacetime and this permits longer operational deployments like 6 months to the gulf of aden, ...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

hezbollah has no real ambitions of territorial conquest in israeli areas. they want to run the show behind the scenes in lebanon and also the deep state in syria and afaik they are doing it. they retain the capability to resist any israeli ground incursions. the kind of invasion that israel did in l...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 15:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521102

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

http://alert5.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/C4JsaLLWAAANssW1.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_C0MHEef3xPQ/TBwbVeC0hoI/AAAAAAAAAlY/b4wuL7kInug/s1600/Indian_Navy_IL-38SD_Kh-35_Uran.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/Kh-35E_fol_maks2009.jpg/1200px-Kh-35E_fol_maks2009.jpg said t...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 14:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521102

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

what kind of torpedoes and depth charges does our Mays carry? it seems it fired a ASM only a year ago!!, Tropex-17: Maiden anti-ship missile firing by IL-38 SD hits target By: By Our Defence Correspondent8 Feb 2017, 12:31 pm Mumbai: Indian Navy said on Wednesday that the maiden anti-ship missile fir...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 14:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2835
Views: 242686

Re: International Military Discussion

Washington (CNN)The US Navy announced Tuesday that the former commanding officers of the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain -- the ships involved in two deadly 2017 collisions that killed 17 sailors -- will face criminal charges including dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel and negligent homi...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 13:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1827
Views: 268308

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

ingenious idea.
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 13:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

if the FSA had offered a smooth transition for the syrian military or business elite and just "get assad out" it might have worked. but FSA quickly morphed into AQ and part of that went and joined ISIS. the options then became just conversion or death. some factions were "soft" i...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 12:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

for all the crushing it did, hamas still exists and hezbollah is stronger than ever, after giving the famed merkavas a bloody nose in the ravines in 2006 and spreading some FUD in the inexperienced IDF units sent to "bring them down by scruff of neck" and russia has entered the fray as a u...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 12:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

locating all that huge infra a few 100 m away from the LOC is a attempt to overawe and cow down by sheer spectacle. militarily they will be flattened in 10 mins by our arty firing from concealed positions deep in the rear. its the usual cheen approach of trying to win a war by "showing scale&qu...
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 11:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

not sure how this was missed but raj47 shows with imagery a ongoing project to divert much of the tsango 90' north to taklamakan desert
and the additives being sprayed also explain the black colours seen in india maybe

https://theprint.in/2017/12/13/first-ev ... -by-china/
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

usual tiger forces tactics of surrounding from 3 sides and leaving 4th side open...putting psychological pressure to escape...used with great success in the deir hafr/maskanah plain campaign SE of aleppo against ISIS.
by Singha
17 Jan 2018 06:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

SAA from aleppo side are about to close the gap at abu duhur

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by Singha
16 Jan 2018 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1087
Views: 106022

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

^^ that ATGU thing looks like a disposable portable PWR for powering new SOSUS grids. Nice. someone hopefully will pick it up when the fuel is played out.
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

Different factions are funded by turkey, qatar and saudi arabia
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 17:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521102

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

^^ well the anechoic rubber layer is yet to be glued on. that will go in smoother...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 17:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2835
Views: 242686

Re: International Military Discussion

but as a financial and wheeling dealing center london dwarfs all else but NYC. most of turd world elites have their investments and kids parked in london or NYC ecosystem. even i think Xi jinpings daughter , xi mingze studied in harvard albeit she returned to china. lower level flunkies have moved w...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 16:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3100
Views: 312606

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

>>in heaven's own hinterland? :rotfl: ***t is always going to happen in high risk military stuff. a good org will learn from it and fix it while bad ones will try to hide it. our successes and failures in india on all fronts are open to all, and for good or bad thats how we do things. there is also ...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 16:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4067
Views: 558172

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I had enough of the pointy nose weapons. I need my ogival nose and I want it on Jan18.
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 16:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3777
Views: 521102

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The C295 can fly at a maximum speed of 480km/h. The altitude during normal operations is 7,620m. The maximum takeoff weight is 23,200kg. The aircraft has an endurance of more than 11 hours and a maximum range of 5,630km. ----IL38 May Maximum speed: 645[1] km/h (401 mph; 348 kn) Ferry range: 7,500[1]...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2835
Views: 242686

Re: International Military Discussion

it seems the 3m22 zircon ASM has quietly entered IOC atleast for surface ships with perhaps the smaller ships getting a few while the bigger ones will get it during planned MLU - a mix of yakhont, zircon and kalibr. submarine and air launched versions are under test. proj took off in 2011 and FOC fo...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 16:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

france feeling the heat even from jailed radicals
https://sputniknews.com/europe/20180116 ... ch-prison/
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 15:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

under the guise of preparing to fight kurds, erdogan is pushing in men , money and weapons on large scale. many could be inactive turkoman units from north of aleppo now driven around Idlib on turkish side and put to work in Idlib. meantime rumours that under a secret deal with US, the YPG/SDF has b...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 12:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

note the seas near singapore, lombok and sunda strait are barely 100m deep. in sunlight a submarine might be visible easily and surely the submerged wake of a passing sub can be detected by surface sensors as well. a deep water passage from hainan to india is really long - they would need to circle ...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 12:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

we need to ensure that indonesia, myanmar and thailand does not become PLAN bases, and these nations and cultures survive as viable, stable and good natured nations that they are. this will ensure PLAN is always inside that geologic trap. yes they will soon have a base in gwader but there is nothing...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 12:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

their main problem is a unsolvable one of geology. the ONLY deep water outlet from the SCS called Luzon strait (2km deep) lies in between taiwan and philippines. the rest of it, including the gaps in between philipines, from philipines to kalimantan(indonesia)/sabah-sarawak(malaysia) and between kal...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2712
Views: 424245

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Ade is living on borrowed time for sure. Not one successful product lately granted these areas like glcm and drones we had neglected for long until slapped in the face
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 09:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

South idlib is deadlocked with both sides pouring in Men and materials. Jihadis have denuded the aleppo front to fill out south idlib with thousands of warriors Hope the syrians can manage the killer blow from western aleppo, going through ei ais and threatening idlib directly while the orcs are tie...
by Singha
16 Jan 2018 07:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

just yesterday a huge truckload of cash hidden in red cross ICRC boxes was captured in syria.
by Singha
15 Jan 2018 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 9825
Views: 499660

Re: Levant crisis - III

Jan 10 2018 map by moon of alabama

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by Singha
15 Jan 2018 13:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 459
Views: 52429

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

Chinese carriers took delivery of 424 airliners from Airbus and Boeing and other manufacturers in 2017, according to trade publication Air Transport World.
by Singha
15 Jan 2018 09:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4238
Views: 262620

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

>>will then take 2 more hours to drive into Bangalore from the outskirts because of clogged roads. that is true for any airport also. only the old HAL airport is in middle of town. also consider volvo and scania type buses which drive as fast as cars but very comfortable and no need to drive oneself...

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