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by Singha
17 Jan 2019 10:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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

the squadron seems to be managing ok with experienced pilots transitioning via simulators and single seaters? all we need now is HAL wailing and howling they werent asked or paid to make trainers. imo cancel clearly any prospect of getting more than 36 rafales (congis say its tainted anyway so use t...
by Singha
17 Jan 2019 10:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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

the talk of buying old M2K is to cannibalize. but still uae, taiwan, egypt , france have significant numbers in service so support is not a problem.
by Singha
17 Jan 2019 10:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3006
Views: 377314

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

^ why does the train driver say it was secure when he left. did a parked train somehow start rolling unmanned?

in any case seems most trains in US/EU have only 1 driver? in india 2 are on all trains except shunting trains.
by Singha
17 Jan 2019 08:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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

Iaf did not have to use the product design part of their brains until now. Dhruv being based off some mbb help did not need as much design thinking and requirements capture as tejas which is much more features and complex too Iaf i have to conclude have no idea how to codevelop projects or phase it ...
by Singha
17 Jan 2019 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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

In commercial ee industry there are commodity people who track eol notices and buy up enough parts to stockpile and meet projected future demand Much cheaper than the redevelop Dileep mentioned For sure much of the chips used in early 2000s lru wpuld be superceded now. Sometimes even smaller vendors...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 23:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1794
Views: 219541

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

but the EU single market and currency (which uk did not join) is only from 2002 ie 16 years old. things worked fine before that and will now too. UK did not honour the schengen visa for dark skinned people - they retained their own visa incl transit visa of heathrow. no FTA, but they will survive. a...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 23:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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



fighter canopy vs car windshield - tested with a huge tyre @ 225kmph
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 22:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1794
Views: 219541

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

does brexit mean people from UK and vice versa will lose the visa free work permit within the EU?
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 22:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1794
Views: 219541

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

since the people of UK voted for brexit, what exactly is this vote in uk parliament all about?

why dont they just leave. what is the disagreement about in UK now?
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3799
Views: 522771

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

the armed hawk with astra1 and r73/python5 would be a ideal asset do anti armour and anti helicopter role - if we can get the helina on it.
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 22:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3799
Views: 522771

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

see the problem is in 2017, the IA (AAC) asked for 39 apaches. when DAC said no can do, AAC asked for 11 (which was options after the 22 confirmed ones for IAF). DAC said no can do and cleared 6. till date this is the only apaches that AAC has got. will be delivered after the IAF gets its 22. they c...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 22:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 3006
Views: 377314

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

the annual budget allocations were like a trickle. so work also was at snails pace. every year a token sum as given in railway budget
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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

A member who wishes to remain anon sent me

BTW windshields of Commerical airplanes are 12 mm outer and 4 mm inner. With a 4 or 6 mm airgap.
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 17:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3799
Views: 522771

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

the longbow radar an/apg 78 has some limited form of air overwatch capability but not oriented to being a airborne target tracker. mmw seems 10x more freq than X band. so range may not be good http://www.rfcafe.com/references/electrical/images2/frequency-bands-chart.gif the problem of how to tackle ...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 17:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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

based on this it will be the whole canopy. and the mighty F-solah has 0.67 inch thick which maps to *cough cough* 17mm .... same as the Tejas https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/21802/what-kind-of-materials-is-being-used-for-fighter-jets-glass-shields hope they dont ask for supersonic impac...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3413
Views: 720189

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

Now, IAF wants new canopy for LCA https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/lca-tejas-mk-1a-to-have-new-and-thicker-canopy/articleshow/67550885.cms Article does not say how much weight it will add, can experts here weigh in ? Also will this change apply only to the front wind-shild or the whole can...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 13:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3799
Views: 522771

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

this kind of cottage industry oil refining has devasted nigeria - people are doing what they must to survive. the real dons will be smoking cigars and riding mercs in Lagos. rich or poor, have to say everyone in equatorial west african region looks ripped and ready for a fight. truly a golden area f...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 13:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 84
Views: 13584

Re: India-France news

perhaps some other type of bread was being prepared in backside of that bakery.
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 13:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3799
Views: 522771

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

why cannot anti-heli ops be done by fighters which have far superior radar , a LDP and lookdown modes. apaches with stinger and rudra / lch with mistals will have no guidance radar and just need to orient the seeker and fire LOBL right? these i would suggest are more defensive shots than offensive h...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 45224

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

we might want to keep our limited reserves of uranium to power our nuclear subs. I doubt anyone is willing to export uranium for military powerplant uses to India at this stage in the game. russia, niger, brazil may have huge reserves which we should aim to import in bulk and stockpile if we can cha...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 08:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 948
Views: 175706

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

I want to send all their 7 LPD ships escorted by 2 carriers to attack and take over the Andamans

Will be the biggest turkey hunt ever
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445972

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

I read the nsg is using fn scar rifles have even seen a pic of it. I know they have hk and sig also. The pic i saw looked like the 7.62mm bigger scar H model Is our para regt and para sf batts using anything other than galil sniper , m4 and tar21 ? I expect sniper rifles they sill have older draguno...
by Singha
16 Jan 2019 07:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 45224

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Some of the bird droppings i listed are just plain technically wrong . Endurance at sea is not a feature of a bigger power plant. Shows he knows nothing basic about submarines
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 948
Views: 175706

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Jmsdf hyuga would be good template to copy
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3799
Views: 522771

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

True we had those videos of iraqi gazelle and hsvocs attacking a 10km long isis convoy retreating from falluja
At night they are very effective for sure
In daytime have to but careful of envelope
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 17:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 762
Views: 92011

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

factional fights in europe is mainly the reasult of the anglo-scandinavian and PIIGS block going for the easy sugar either because they cannot do anything on their own, or they cannot afford to (UK), while the franco-german block and sometimes italy is willing to pay a bit more to develop own system...
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 218
Views: 45224

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

I call BS on this article. will call out a few turds 1. Modi’s triumphalism belies Arihant’s modest capabilities. The submarine does not add substantially to India’s second-strike capability — at least, not yet. Until and unless India deploys an SSBN fleet carrying missiles with intercontinental ran...
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 16:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3799
Views: 522771

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

and this is exactly what will happen when fighting over large built up towns and villages in daylight anywhere a determined and clever foe waits - like TSP. the apaches would have fared much better if they attacked in the night as they'd be harder to track and hit with manual AA guns and RPGs. even ...
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 16:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 762
Views: 92011

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

its always cheap and easy being a vassal of the khan and doing small scale stuff with "permission" like italy,uk,japan,korea strategic independence and avoiding the temptation of easy sugar on the table takes the mindset of a yogi. france are with khan in pretty much every misadventure of ...
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 15:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445972

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 Singha
15 Jan 2019 15:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 762
Views: 92011

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

so by hook or crook the french govt is extending +ve support to their aircraft, weapons and space complexes with well timed orders and research grants. no wonder they are able to maintain a nose-to-tail independent ecosystem parallel to the khan dominated rest-of-nato and in most cases equally good,...
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 13:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3489
Views: 646326

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

can the 4th stage of the PSLV itself be made a large diameterxlength LEO satellite of volvo bus IMINT size? how much weight can the 3 stage PSLV inject into a 500km height orbit will be interesting. we need high volume and weight payloads for space telescopes and maybe naval rorsats. our friends to ...
by Singha
15 Jan 2019 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 948
Views: 175706

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

we dont need half-cocked hybrids that cannot do either job well. since our numbers will be much lower than PLAN in a straight up fight, we have to be careful on quality front. with that in mind, our LPDs should focus on asw with big n fast SH60 helis working in concert with P28 and LRMP. and our car...
by Singha
14 Jan 2019 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445972

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Do nvg cast a eerie green backlight on the wearers face? Thats what could see in the film. Kind of hurts stealth?
by Singha
14 Jan 2019 22:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3443
Views: 565247

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China cautions countries against helping Taiwan to produce submarines
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/wor ... 529752.cms
by Singha
14 Jan 2019 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445972

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

A 7.62mm bullet will pass through the headset
I hope our sf do not adopt this
by Singha
14 Jan 2019 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3443
Views: 565247

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Moved all posts related to admin action to Forum Feedback Thread Khalsa, the idea of a "Fleet in being" is being pushed subtly around the net nowadays and that is ok as a cheap-ass tactic. But not here at BRF. :rotfl: you said it. Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, originator of the ...
by Singha
14 Jan 2019 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445972

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

what do people think of the FAST helmet that all youtube paintball commando fanbois claim is the ultimate because SEALS use it? that mania probably started after 0-dark-30 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sigAAOSw3ihXTBWh/s-l300.jpg my opinion is very poor, as i feel it just opens the whole side of he...
by Singha
14 Jan 2019 19:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445972

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

Anyone know the size of these brd? Must be huge
by Singha
14 Jan 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 3647
Views: 445972

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

The tribune Vijay Mohan Tribune News Service Chandigarh, January 12 The Army’s repair and maintenance echelon will see a major shake-up this year with some establishments being shut down and others being handed over to private contractors. Four Army base workshops (ABWs) will be corporatised on the ...

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