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by Badar
13 May 2012 18:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164966

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

First of all, drop the sanctimonious "we". ASPuar, If it was your dog that I ran over yesterday, then I am really sorry for that. If it wasn't I see no reason for the hostility. Secondly, do tell me, how much is spent on the average soldier, and how much on average pandu, please? Give me ...
by Badar
13 May 2012 15:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164966

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

1. The issue is very much so, that how can you ask the army officer to give up his orderly, when others will not? Why is the media, and also some commenters on this forum so keen to ask for the army officers orderly to be removed, but are silent when it comes to the orderlies of others? Probably be...
by Badar
13 May 2012 13:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012
Replies: 3969
Views: 164966

Re: Indian Army: News and Discussions 15 Apr 2012

See any newly minted IPS officer, and observe how many orderlies he has. Observe how many orderlies an ITBP, BSF, or CRPF officer has. Then ask why is an orderly a sin in the Army, and not in these organisations? And yes I know you will say any number of things, but if you are asking the army offic...
by Badar
31 Mar 2012 02:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army : News and Discussion
Replies: 1596
Views: 56874

Re: Indian Army : News and Discussion

Philip, This mess was created without any help from all parties. Why do you suggest an all parties conf to clean the mess! Presumably because some national issues are so vital that all political parties must come together to formulate an acceptable line of action, rather than the usual partisan mud...
by Badar
22 Mar 2012 12:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4239
Views: 163349

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Singha wrote:proposal by lockheed to customers: could be useful for MRMP.

The Sea Hercules would incorporate P-3C Orion capabilities into a C-130 airframe and be optimised for maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare duties."

They have done a LRMP version of Hercules before, viz the PC-130.
by Badar
22 Mar 2012 02:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169222

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Will the arihant be left to give joyrides until the slbm gets delivered? Sometimes we just dont realise the cost of current profligacy. The govt is such a wastrel! Might not be such a bad idea to iron out engineering, powerplant and operational kinks out of the system before loading them up with SL...
by Badar
20 Mar 2012 17:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 211806

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Interesting tidbit : ELF station being set up to support the Arihants. Pieces beginning to come together.
http://trishul-trident.blogspot.in/2012 ... ng-up.html
by Badar
17 Mar 2012 19:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 207514

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

koti wrote:Fully OT.
Which A/C do you think should get the name Poonam Pandey then... ;)


Teja... promises much, but yet to deliver. :P
by Badar
16 Mar 2012 21:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169222

Re: Spike SR JV opportnity?

"...the lightweight, man-portable Spike SR, a ‘fire and forget’ short-range guided missile enabling infantrymen to engage a wide range of targets with high precision, from ranges up to 800 meters...Rafael has completed the program’s feasibility testing and is now seeking international customer...
by Badar
12 Mar 2012 11:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 630763

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Why can't you set up a mass of charged wires above the bunkers and keep it "live" as running with electricity so when the bomb comes through, it would prematurely set off the bomb or fuse, rendering it as ineffective? Aren't externally carried bombs rated for lightning strikes like the ai...
by Badar
09 Mar 2012 16:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 211806

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

>> Tu-142, Il-38, Tu-22MR you know these are dead ends. I was talking toungue in cheek singha, IN has already invested in all the things I was ranting the IN should do in response to GP who wanted IN to invest in land based aviation. realistically they can get more P8 and Su30MKI if they want. I th...
by Badar
09 Mar 2012 12:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 211806

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

and if this is what your larger carrier looks like how much punch can a 40k ship pack? why would you rather not invest in a land based long endurance air wing for your navy instead? Because land based aviation cannot cover operations outside IOR. But I do agree with your central point - I think IN ...
by Badar
08 Mar 2012 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169222

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

To speculate over multiple target thingy will be possible only when we know the payload of Nirbhay. If it has decent payload capacity in excess of 500kg then it makes sense to bundle also multiple targeting capability. Multi-Target capability could be one of the following or something else all toge...
by Badar
07 Mar 2012 21:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 114080

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

"Pentagon Helps New Stealth Fighter Cheat on Key Performance Test"
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/jsf-test/

WRT previous posts about JSF not being "allowed" to "fail".
by Badar
05 Mar 2012 19:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2585
Views: 329512

Re: Military Flight Safety

Didn't take too long ... "Mirage dubbed the new coffins" http://chhindits.blogspot.in/2012/03/mirages-becoming-new-flying-coffins.html For once, Dassault will be desperate to do whatever it can to ensure no further crashes. Otherwise at this rate the M2K upgrade order will be getting stead...
by Badar
03 Mar 2012 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 114080

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Japan, having just got onto the JSF wagon, threatens to fall off.

http://defense-update.com/20120302_japa ... +Update%29
by Badar
03 Mar 2012 14:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169222

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Ravi, This is what I think Arihants are, all IMHO: The Arihant is a BAe Hawk for the nuclear navy (Pilatus PC-7 role to be played by the Nerpa) - viz stepping stones to greater capability. They will validate technologies, designs, procedures, doctrines, and demonstrate operational capability via det...
by Badar
29 Feb 2012 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585847

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

it would not be a closed bastion but more a open challenge bastion like presumably the waters around murmansk or pearl harbour are. AFAIK US does not have a bastion doctrine. At least not one openly acknowledged. Weather its Bohai, Okhotsk sea - or the conjectural Andoman bastion the area will be c...
by Badar
29 Feb 2012 17:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169222

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

What type of sub-launched missile is harder to detect: 1) A large missile launched from mid-ocean, far away, that follows a predictable ballistic trajectory or; 2) A small missile launched from litoral waters, close in, that follows an extremely evasive flightpath? (Consider, large missiles launche...
by Badar
29 Feb 2012 16:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 862843

Re: Small Arms Thread

Singha wrote:considering each round of a UBGL needs to be hand fed ... it is of any use in a fast moving mobile battle situation?

If you look at it as an infantry range suppressive weapon, it is quite useful. It might also be the only organic tool of a squad that can threaten targets in defilades.
by Badar
29 Feb 2012 16:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3400
Views: 489390

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The rail gun development is going to be the next reveloutionary development that will change naval warfare.There is no need of any explosive charge,just the kinetic energy of the projectile to destroy a warship.One expects the US to field the gun before the end of the decade.Along with naval UCAVs ...
by Badar
27 Feb 2012 13:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 656908

Re: LCA News and Discussions

I am waiting for the day where Indian plane would carry two pythons and two r77 and two meteor. It will also make IAF logistics team s%$t in their pants !!! I look forward to the day we have TWO AAMs, one a WVR short range IR and another a BVR active radar homing. One MICA with both would be really...
by Badar
27 Feb 2012 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585847

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

pls see my post in the indian missiles thread. a wild theory could be we are planning a initial bastion in the deep water trench area that lies along the eastern rim of the A&N island chain and extends further down past sumatra. this is directly within supporting distance of IAF and IN bases in...
by Badar
27 Feb 2012 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169222

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

An informed source in the DRDO said that although the interceptor used in this mission was capable of intercepting missiles coming from 300 to 2,000 km away, India needed ship-based platforms for launching interceptors far away from the shore . “We are planning to realise such platforms in the near...
by Badar
27 Feb 2012 12:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 207514

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

the irrefutable aspect of khans is that the minimum of the max is always exported, whereas with others that is converse. russia and france has always given their max to us... without tech loopholes. That's not true. France, Russia, Israel et al don't export their "max" either. The questio...
by Badar
25 Feb 2012 14:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585847

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

hnair, I think you are onto something about the A2A mode for supporting a bastion. P-8I will be able to simultaneously scan for surface, sub-surface and aerial threats in an area. From that perspective, however mediocre it's A2A capability, it is none the less an asset.
by Badar
25 Feb 2012 02:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 656908

Re: LCA News and Discussions

The main problem with AAM, especially BVR, is that each uses a proprietary/encrypted channel between an aircraft's Radar and missile's receiver for target lock launch and mid-course guidance. The manufactures are reluctant to share these. As a result, you only see R-77 integrated with only Russian ...
by Badar
24 Feb 2012 23:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3032
Views: 585847

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

From what I have read they are not removing the SAR/ISAR modes - just degrading them for a "monkey" version that is useless for littoral/overland applications. Since the limitations are enforced flexibly through software the periscope search feature will be left alone and should work fine....
by Badar
23 Feb 2012 19:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 207514

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

As I mentioned before the offset dilutions are beginning with the introduction of multipliers etc. Of note is also the fact that offset obligations are currently being met with low tech endeavors like shelters and air conditioners etc or non defense related investments. What's also new is the propos...
by Badar
23 Feb 2012 19:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 657031

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Our current air defense capabilities(missiles and guns) suk. Most of them are outdated. The most important component of the Indian air defense system - the surveillance network - is undergoing massive upgrades and will be netted into a digital data network. Indian ground based air defenses, with th...
by Badar
16 Feb 2012 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 207514

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Singhaji, Massive fleet wide airbase revamps are in the works. As part of MAFI-I Hashimara will receive expanded, resurfaced, night ops capable runways. This is in addition to TACAN, DME, ILS nav aids etc, air control systems and integrated comm systems allowing all weather/adverse weather flying. T...
by Badar
16 Feb 2012 14:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread
Replies: 3908
Views: 719931

Re: LCH and other Helicopters Discussion Thread

it is somewhat mystifying though what the IAF hopes to achieve with just 22. surely 4-6 will be needed as a training unit. that leaves 16-18. assuming a 80% uptime over a 2 week war period thats just like 12 airframes. even a bottle-fed munna like UK that will never need to fight a land war on its ...
by Badar
16 Feb 2012 13:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 660626

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

The US won't let us "borrow" it. The US not only wants to preserve its military dominance, but is also making a global grab for military-industrial dominance. It is not in US interest (nor in UK, France, Russia's) for India to develop a mature defense industry of its own. All of them will ...
by Badar
15 Feb 2012 23:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 169222

Spike SR JV opportnity?

"...the lightweight, man-portable Spike SR, a ‘fire and forget’ short-range guided missile enabling infantrymen to engage a wide range of targets with high precision, from ranges up to 800 meters...Rafael has completed the program’s feasibility testing and is now seeking international customers...
by Badar
15 Feb 2012 22:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 207514

Re: The British Whining and Ranting

Jaybhatt wrote:A waste of time to carry on with this dialogue.

Very sorry to have wasted you time. Please carry on.
by Badar
15 Feb 2012 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 207514

Re: The Limeys behave utterly odiously

Badar : "I think we don't need to react that much. The notoriously purple British press is distinct from the Government/BAe/Cassidian. They can say what they want (as does ours). Holding relations hostage to them is pointless. I think we should give a little rope to the british premier as well...
by Badar
15 Feb 2012 21:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178443

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Very interesting post above by Rohitvats quoting RR.

Are punitive air strikes also held as "unpossible" by the establishment?
by Badar
13 Feb 2012 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178443

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

nelson wrote:
Badar wrote:I am curious... what would happen? Let's say the GoI announces "COAS General Sher Singh has been relieved of command because he no longer enjoys the confidence of the government".

You mean the "confidence of the President"?

OK. Confidence of the president then.
by Badar
13 Feb 2012 15:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3467
Views: 178443

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

nelson wrote:Let the govt of the day try it, sack Army chief without sufficient cause, then we will see.

I am curious... what would happen? Let's say the GoI announces "COAS General Sher Singh has been relieved of command because he no longer enjoys the confidence of the government".
by Badar
13 Feb 2012 12:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1915
Views: 383672

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

Singha wrote:didnt the chinese shoot down a MEO satellite (not sure if HTK) and scatter a ton of debris.

It was claimed to be HTK.

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