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by Singha
22 Jul 2018 07:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662870

Re: Levant crisis - III

Saa has reached golan border only isis pocket is left

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by Singha
21 Jul 2018 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74776

Re: Understanding the US- Again

Ana chapman was more of a wmd
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

reading that flipped my mind to something that i had read in 80s about a waterjet boat expedition on the ganga , and found the link, led by none other than edmund hillary. they can operate in shallow water as no propeller or podded propulsor hanging below they must plan to chase splittist and counte...
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 22:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662870

Re: Levant crisis - III

using carrots and stick policy the saa have nearly reached the golan border, the isis zone is only one left and they are next. holdouts are being bussed to idlib, rest getting cases settled. after the heavy fighting in east ghouta, the reconquista of sweida, daraa and quneitra regions has been swift...
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 21:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3134
Views: 376524

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

de zeven provincien and sachsen do look similar with thales apar + smartL
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3134
Views: 376524

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

their AIP system with flammable hydrogen looks dodgy to me, vs the soothing Li-Ion plans of the Soryu++ :) ... +1, Hydrogen fuel-cells might have sounded cool 10-15 years ago but they have long lost the battle against Li-Ion batteries in commercial applications (automobiles etc.) and is only going ...
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 16:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1912
Views: 223702

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

"We need to try to engage," Miller said. "My expectations for successful engagement are medium-low, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try." means some SALT/INF/CTBT type treaties will be sought to cool things down and cheen will be handed the keys to west pacific. i see defeat ...
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 14:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

TSPs steroid pumped rage collapsed with ussr breakup and the pipeline of free goodies got drastically cut. since then they are a threat only via terrorism. they are not in position to threaten us at any level beyond these cuts. the whole of IA's plains heavy infantry divisions and planning needs a r...
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

what is the advantage of a pumpjet ? shallower draft to operate in and around all the islands they are squatting on? ability to sail further upriver on gunboat missions to shell native villages ?

no deep ocean warship uses pumpjets.
by Singha
21 Jul 2018 11:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Univs overspent on star faculty and lavish infra
They should focus on basics that made them great in 50s and 60s
by Singha
20 Jul 2018 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 19117

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

bismark and prinz eugen savagely maul hood and prince of wales. the hood sank, the pow was later sunk by japanese bombers off west coast of malaysia. the prinz eugen was supposed to be the finest warships ever made
by Singha
20 Jul 2018 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 19117

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

> I read that the ability to roll foot-thick steel armor plates and 15/16-inch gun barrels is simply not around any more (maybe Cheen might in her heavy infra industries.)

these capabilities can be created as per need in our steel mills and forges .
by Singha
20 Jul 2018 08:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 19117

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

for showing flag and initimidation good old BB with 9 x 15" cannons is best, organize friendly passage exercises with navies in IOR rim and fire off these vast guns to impress and awe..... the power plant can be a modern diesel and no need for so many AA guns...a few boxes of SRSAM, a few moder...
by Singha
20 Jul 2018 08:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

how will the US univ system react to a steep cut in the vast number of full fee paying sinic students?
they even have residential high schools where rich chinese send their kids as a feeder to UG in murica.

and their numbers in MS and Phd are well known.
by Singha
20 Jul 2018 08:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3504
Views: 430156

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

any indian govt agency should be mandated to buy Dhruv or LUH. mantris and tantris can travel light.

if they want heavy let them purchase Mi17v which atleast has BRD in India.
by Singha
20 Jul 2018 07:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662870

Re: Levant crisis - III

Uae backed forces continue to advance up western coast of yemen trying to cut off houthis entirely from the sea
by Singha
20 Jul 2018 07:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1364
Views: 160789

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

Thats already in the videos. The mini subpedo has a huge range and can carry a 50 mt doomsday device
Obviously it cannot run on battery.
by Singha
19 Jul 2018 23:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian weapons and military technology
Replies: 1364
Views: 160789

Re: Russian weapons and military technology

the nuclear powered GLCM seems to be containerized and ready to roll already. a real terror weapon.
by Singha
19 Jul 2018 23:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

by around 1920 the US was the worlds largest GDP though still lagging behind germany, france and UK in leading edge of STEM. but they had scale. they already had the largest navy , and in post WW1 negotiations got themselves the largest tonnage allowed and chowkidari of the western hemisphere medall...
by Singha
19 Jul 2018 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3134
Views: 376524

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

electric boat co of groton as the worlds bleeding edge SSN builder seems to be fixer of choice when things head south and people get in over their heads

the aussies collins underwater noise and hull issues were also fixed by electric boat.
by Singha
19 Jul 2018 22:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3134
Views: 376524

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

their AIP system with flammable hydrogen looks dodgy to me, vs the soothing Li-Ion plans of the Soryu++ :) Wiki: The AIP (air independent propulsion) implemented on the S-80 is completely different from the French MESMA (Module Energie Sous-Marin Autonome) project. The S-80's AIP system is based on ...
by Singha
19 Jul 2018 18:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 19117

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

for showing the flag , policing, establishing presence, nothing better than a good old WW2 style Punisher class BB. lean sleek racing yacht lines, arrays of 5" guns on the sides and 9 x 15" radar guided cannons, in turrets the size of 3BHK flat. the modern DDG/FFG have lost the musculature...
by Singha
19 Jul 2018 08:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Iran News and Discussions
Replies: 2961
Views: 191279

Re: Iran News and Discussions

More Asiatic Cheetah, Her Four Cubs Spotted in Iranian National Park A female Asiatic cheetah and her four cubs were recently observed by the National park rangers in the protected area of Touran Wildlife Refuge in Iran’s Semnan province http://yon.ir/dxzJ0 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiTWQUdWsAE2cn...
by Singha
18 Jul 2018 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3134
Views: 376524

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

3rd above is type45 UK - S1850 search radar + SAMPSON aesa ,
4th is the franco-italian horizon (2x76mm oto aa under bridge) - some thales radar + EMPAR
5th looks like german sachsen class - SMART-L + APAR
6th looks like spain F100 class with a downsized SPY1F radar (vs 1D on the ddg51/kongo/atago)
by Singha
18 Jul 2018 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3134
Views: 376524

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

the lineage of the aegis ships. missing is the spanish F100

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by Singha
18 Jul 2018 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News and Discussion
Replies: 3134
Views: 376524

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

and this is navantia/bazan with vast experience in tfta ships like F100 AAW DDG , juan carlos LHD etc. the U214 subs for greece, turkey and Soko also ran into major troubles. about kockums A26 gripenSSN hawa mein teerbaazi less said the better. that one did not weigh anchor off the drawing board eve...
by Singha
18 Jul 2018 09:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4062
Views: 733695

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

imo its better to invest in more radars + fighters + awacs than big IADS. more agility and versatile and less vulnerable to some sudden new weapon or countermeasure or swarming.
by Singha
16 Jul 2018 19:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US- Again
Replies: 808
Views: 74776

Re: Understanding the US- Again

the deep state is having fits over the trump putin meeting. not even namo haters put out such headlines on their commander in chief NYT Trump, Treasonous Traitor By CHARLES M. BLOW The president is failing to protect the country from an ongoing attack. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/opinion/trum...
by Singha
16 Jul 2018 09:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

in parallel the san antonio class hull is being touted as a future arsenal ship of ABM role but it is 30% slower than a carrier task force hence useless in anti-ASBM role. perhaps this CGX will do anti-ASBM too.

no other nato nation has a large enough existing hull to adapt from
by Singha
16 Jul 2018 09:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

with the LCS and zumwalt class being expensive failures and the DDg51 design maxed out in evolution and power generation, usn is moving towards adapting a watered down zumwaltish design for the ticonderoga replacement as the prime carrier escorts. the guns will all be removed and traditional missile...
by Singha
16 Jul 2018 09:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

in code language - it means the chinese have signed a deal with OEM sukhoi to fix the issues and help its local team. that is outside of the much bigger J11 licensing deal.
by Singha
15 Jul 2018 08:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Type45 daring class and IN DDGs all have a big S/L band 3D search radar on the rear mast - something with all the aegis ships lack. and they offer low compromise high mounted attack radar on the front mast. the weak point of aegis ships in dealing with swarms of missiles at medium range is what Akiz...
by Singha
15 Jul 2018 08:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the larger one is a C-band radar for surveillance and tracking, the smaller one is a X-band radar as a fire-control radar. they come in pairs.
by Singha
15 Jul 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2504
Views: 403442

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

the JMSDF Akizuki class DDGs meant to be anti-ASM escorts to the more AAW/TBMD focussed kongo & atago class also uses a high mounted radar at the 4 corners of the ship optimized to tackle low flying targets with salvos of ESSM upto 32*4 -- dual-band and multimode active electronically scanned ar...
by Singha
14 Jul 2018 08:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11425
Views: 662870

Re: Levant crisis - III

yes the rectangular air intake is also seen. must have been on a low level mission. the wing has snapped and rotated upside down.
by Singha
13 Jul 2018 07:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4391
Views: 305813

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

IR missed the bus on catering to the 100s of millions of people now coming into able to fly status. this lot will not settle for anything less than shatabdi for inter city travel and even the rajdhanis take too long so they went to air. to cater to this lot now, the semi-HSR work of 160-200kmph had ...

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