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by Igorr
26 Apr 2011 01:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558253

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

Visit of Indian Navy flotilla to Vladivostok in April 18-22 pictures.
by Igorr
11 Dec 2010 18:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 557045

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Sources in the Indian Army said the proposed tank will be in the 40-metric-tons category and will be mounted with the 125mm smooth-bore tank gun. I wont be surprised if IA standardises on 125 mm Gun for Logistical Reason as they have more then 2500 Tank with similar caliber and the right thing to d...
by Igorr
10 Dec 2010 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 557045

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Thus, the Indian Army decided to standardize the tank guns on 125 mm? And 40 t category FMBT tank is approved: Sources in the Indian Army said the proposed tank will be in the 40-metric-tons category and will be mounted with the 125mm smooth-bore tank gun. - If so, it's very clever decision, much le...
by Igorr
02 Oct 2010 03:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

with ge engines for LCA all the more chance MRCA not going US way that would be putting too many new eggs on an unreliable sanction prone basket- Gripen /mig 35 with Rafale as dark horse ? Hope they will refuse ToT and another engine will be chosen at the end instead of falling second time to the s...
by Igorr
15 Aug 2010 23:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 557045

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

For the first time, the DRDO has outlined the FMBT project’s contours. Talking exclusively to Business Standard, DRDO chief and Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, V K Saraswat, revealed, “While the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) has been handed over to private industry, the DRDO wil...
by Igorr
12 Aug 2010 10:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1054039

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

First Tu-142ME came back to India after modernisation at TAVIA (Russia , Taganrog). The next one is expected till year end. Source . Modernisation of structure and engines I presume. The electronics are not getting upgraded if I understand correctly. +Unspecified weapon system modernization, call i...
by Igorr
12 Aug 2010 00:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1054039

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

First Tu-142ME came back to India after modernisation at TAVIA (Russia , Taganrog). The next one is expected till year end. Source.
by Igorr
10 Aug 2010 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Igorr it is now highly unlikely that Mig-35 can come through MMRCA considering IAF is looking for a Western fighter does not matter which Western fighter comes in. The Mig-35 though could come in via separate purchase as few media reports indicated 60 numbers as part of separate deal , could be a h...
by Igorr
10 Aug 2010 10:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Finally ... can I also say ... without having seen the files myself ... that the report on Times Now was INCOMPLETE if not inaccurate. In other words, some of the firms who may have felt that they had been hacked from the competition can breathe easy, for now. Russian press published the answer fro...
by Igorr
23 Jul 2010 01:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July)
Replies: 175
Views: 37304

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (19th - 25th July

Unfortunately some eons back I had suggested to have a RD-33 variant of Tejas developed for export/local market with Russian/Indian weapons/sensors , so that it can gain a major share of Mig-21/27 replacement market globally with a quality fighter. Now it looks like JF-17 is on the road to achieve ...
by Igorr
22 Jul 2010 22:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

arya wrote:July 22 , AVIA.RU - " Rosoboronexport " about the chances for Russia to withdraw MiG- 35 in the Indian market as high , RIA Novosti .
http://www.avia.ru/news/?id=1279781853
A wrong translation I think: needed to be translated as 'to lead MiG-35 to the Indian market'.
by Igorr
18 Jul 2010 00:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1484933

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

IMHO, it is not deliberate. The question is: if the cammo difference is a problem, which must be resolved urgently because A and B, or it's better to allow the current situation following? I think, the cammo unification is not the first grade priority if any, due to the reasons enumerated above. If...
by Igorr
12 Jul 2010 00:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military
Replies: 3954
Views: 1484933

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

I know this has been discussed do death on BRF, but i cannot resist saying this : We need to get some new and standardized camos/shoes for our brave women and men in armed forces.It just doesn't look right when you see so many different colors and some without camos. Hi Ambar! May be there is some ...
by Igorr
07 Jul 2010 23:15
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Russia: News & Analysis
Replies: 5490
Views: 558253

Re: India-Russia: News & Analysis

There are complains in US that Russia outnumbers them by as much as 10 to 1 in 'tactical nuclear weapon'. It's interesting after all, how many of this is directed against actual and potential US allies including continental China. Any idea?
by Igorr
15 Jun 2010 13:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

^^^^ All I said is this .... IAF may want western weapons this time . If so , that factor also goes against Mig. Why is it so difficult to understand? No problem, dude. I can guarantee everybody understood you very well :) My point: there is no shift overall in Indian purchasing policy. Very simple...
by Igorr
15 Jun 2010 12:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Well, educating others is getting to be rather expensive. No one said that IN/IAF "dislikes the Russian weaponry". the person said: IAF may want western weapons this time - OK, the question we discuss is whether IN/IAF (and especially IAF) look specifically towards Western weaponry with s...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 23:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

NRao wrote:Sure we ALL can hide behind "I'm sure", "Why not?" and emoticons. But we need to move on beyond such childish thinking.
I'm still waiting for your a 'non childish' counter argument why India didnt buy Rafales for the carriers if IN so dislikes the Russian weaponry...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 23:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

such a wish would be already reflected in MiG-29K contract. Seems to me IAF is satisfated with Russian weaponry 20K = IN! And, there was no option there? I'm sure there is a consolidated weaponry politics between IN and IAF regarding the planes. If the Russian weaponry were so unwanted they always ...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

One more thing... IAF may want western weapons this time. If so, that factor also goes against Mig. If was so, such a wish would be already reflected in MiG-29K contract. Seems to me IAF is satisfated with Russian weaponry. Anyway the western one can be integrated on MiG-35 if they are not against ...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 19:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Are we assured that Mig-35 will come cheap? Especially with AESA etc. You must remember, any totally new aircraft will need a new infrastructure of training, maintenance, supply and warfare too. It will rise the cost of any EU\US fighter for IAF even more, may be with partially exception of Rafale ...
by Igorr
14 Jun 2010 18:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

FYI, what elements they use to compare a 5th gen fighter: http://xmages.net/storage/10/1/0/7/2/thumb/thumb_b6a2b361.jpg - If taking into the consideration, that EF currently has no AESA (i.e. lack LPI mode), has got only a partially sensors fusion, and its super-cruise is not available with signifi...
by Igorr
11 Jun 2010 13:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Something interesting from the Eurofighter house in Aroor's blog; citation:

==Survivability can be achieved by means other than stealthiness. ==


- I can only repeat: it's just what I always say, when speaking about MiG-35 :)
by Igorr
05 Jun 2010 04:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Anthony Hines wrote: India should have an Engine that would go into LCA, MRCA and be usable for future evolution without licensing restrictions. Any thoughts?
RD-33 :)
by Igorr
02 Jun 2010 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805022

Re: Small Arms Thread

And the requirement for 7.62x51 instead of 7.62x39 is something to note. This clearely states that the rifle is only for specialist roles. Cannot agree with you more: I think too, it can be only something for very special purposes, since 7.62x39 weapons work excellent after water, and broadly used ...
by Igorr
02 Jun 2010 12:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805022

Re: Small Arms Thread

This is an RFI for normal rifle disguised to look like something special. The pic is incorrect, it represents altogether different kind of weapon I wonder how it can be a 'normal 7.62 x 51 mm assault rifle' while IA is standardized on 5.56 mm in mass? I guess 7.62 callibur is better suited for wate...
by Igorr
02 Jun 2010 00:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805022

Re: Small Arms Thread

This is an RFI for normal rifle disguised to look like something special. The pic is incorrect, it represents altogether different kind of weapon[/quote]I wonder how it can be a 'normal 7.62 x 51 mm assault rifle' while IA is standardized on 5.56 mm in mass?
by Igorr
01 Jun 2010 18:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4635
Views: 805022

Re: Small Arms Thread

Indian Army Wants Amphibious Assault Rifles http://livefist.blogspot.com/2010/05/indian-army-wants-amphibious-assault.html The Indian Army (according to a just released RFI) is looking to procure assault rifles of 7.62 x 51mm caliber capable of being carried under water According to my knowing such...
by Igorr
28 May 2010 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 842613

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Could be interesting video related to the strike helo tender: Mi-28N windows are checked against 7,62 and 12.6 mm armor-piercing bullets . What is the fun in having people sitting inside when they are doing testing w.r.t. 7.62 and 12.6 mm armor piercing rounds. :?: Yeah... it was an unbeaten PR mot...
by Igorr
28 May 2010 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 842613

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Could be interesting video related to the strike helo tender: Mi-28N windows are checked against 7,62 and 12.6 mm armor-piercing bullets.
by Igorr
26 May 2010 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

An interesting news about low reliability of western suppliers. It's not about aviation but anyway can change some broadly existing pre-conceptions : Gen Singh is believed to have pointed out to Antony Army's trouble with maintenance of a dozen weapon-locating radars bought from the US firm Raytheon...
by Igorr
15 May 2010 13:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 570593

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

An interesting F-22 upgrade schedule . Sorry, if repost. F-22A Future Capabilities & Modifications The F-22A Raptor is the Air Force’s primary air superiority fighter, providing unmatched capabilities for air supremacy, homeland defense and cruise missile defense for the Joint team. The multi-ro...
by Igorr
11 May 2010 22:24
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 452567

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

More one picture with the same T-90S cammo:
Image
by Igorr
11 May 2010 10:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 452567

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Austin wrote:Are these cammo really new ? i have seen such cammo on IA T-72's

Somebody said 'Tetris' :rotfl:
by Igorr
11 May 2010 01:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 452567

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Igorr, what is latest development in the field of Russian APFSDS? No reliable information due to the secrecy of the issue. Only contradicting rumors. In general, the long rod APFSDS are developed, but needed an autoloader upgrade, while the last batches of T-90A are still without. Another rumor: th...
by Igorr
11 May 2010 01:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 452567

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Hermes Supersonic ATGM with F&F http://i89.servimg.com/u/f89/14/09/88/84/dsc00811.jpg The 'Hermes' launch suspension on Ka-52: http://xmages.net/thumb/thumb_7db7f0d9.jpg http://xmages.net/thumb/thumb_db2c04ba.jpg In addition: the new Indian T-90S cammo. Sorry if repost: http://xmages.net/thumb/...
by Igorr
04 May 2010 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 832813

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Some news about MiG-35, translated from ''Take-Off' journal.
by Igorr
21 Mar 2010 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 625464

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Indeed were taken from these: 1 2 3
by Igorr
09 Mar 2010 11:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 625464

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

Some information came about 'Brahmos' possibility on PAK FA.
by Igorr
09 Feb 2010 02:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 625464

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

The interesting article of Peter Butowsky (in French)

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