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by Cain Marko
24 Oct 2020 07:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 7683
Views: 830944

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

So what now? Is the second wave/spike along with the coming of winter and "pandemic fatigue" likely to make the situation a lot worse for Western/colder nations? Michael Osterhom from the U of Minnesota seems to thinks so - what is forum guru spidey sense making of all this?
by Cain Marko
24 Oct 2020 06:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3077
Views: 759808

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rakesh wrote:
krishna_krishna wrote:I appreciate inputs from Rakesh Sir as well ...

Will reply to your post soon. Just a request. Please do not call me Sir :)

Better to call him Admiral, and occasionally ask him about mithai, especially if he mentions anything resembling a submarine (even it if is wonlee from Subway).
by Cain Marko
21 Oct 2020 10:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2401
Views: 513458

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

One of the key takeaways is the Pantsir AD system cannot see them, and it remains an essential component of our AD. We dont field the Pantsir. We do field a large variety of radars that can detect these drones. Taking them down depends on the kind of drone - larger ones are invariably easier than t...
by Cain Marko
21 Oct 2020 10:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3077
Views: 759808

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Rakesh wrote:My personal choice would 2 - 3 Scorpenes and six Type 636.3 boats (due to the speed of acquisition), but the Navy knows best.

I thought the tender specified really large boats. perhaps 636 will be big enough but I think, it would have to be Soryu or the DCNS SMX-Ocean platform
by Cain Marko
19 Oct 2020 06:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

[You will have to prove to me that Bandars are flying at least 400 hours average in a year and all their uptime is 75%. Till then 4 or so odd bandars showing up on the radar are just blips. While your larger point remains, a note about flying hours. I doubt the best in the world get more than 200-2...
by Cain Marko
17 Oct 2020 10:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2027
Views: 205829

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

:?: Actuarial data indicates at least 10 more years of life expectancy for Japanese male at age 72. Given his education and early agricultural life and education, as well as hierarchical position ( social dominance), his life expectancy is closer to twenty years. If he comes from anywhere close to ...
by Cain Marko
17 Oct 2020 06:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)
Replies: 3845
Views: 433582

Re: Islamism & Islamophobia Abroad - News & Analysis (9-8-2014)

KJo wrote:Hey, I thought "Islam means Peace". :roll:

Is it that easy to behead a person? The neck bones are pretty strong. Unless one takes a large heavy sword and repeatedly chops at it.

That be some kitchen knife yo!
by Cain Marko
15 Oct 2020 05:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82188

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

There are a couple of issues I have with all sides here. From Cmde Balajis article posted by Kartik: At initiation, it was anticipated that the conversion of an Air Force version to a Naval version with specific attributes would entail about 15% change. However, as the detail design and development ...
by Cain Marko
14 Oct 2020 04:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213966

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

How long do you think the MWF is going to take? They have spoken of it since 2008 and even now it is not entirely clear if the design is frozen....missed opportunity of a joint IAF/IN Tedbf project was lost during this time, and will be lost again with energies scattered in 3 different programs all...
by Cain Marko
14 Oct 2020 04:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82188

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

So, why exactly aren't they combining the TEDBF and the AMCA into one design? Building a brand new fighter (bigger leap from navy mk1 to tedbf than mk1 to mk1a to mwf). They (Navy& ada) feel that it's a more realistic target than building a naval amca. OK - so why not combine MWF into TEDBF? Fr...
by Cain Marko
14 Oct 2020 04:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213966

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I don't see why it will take longer than 10 odd years, the m4k development would be a great model to follow... Any clean sheet twin engined 4.5 generation naval fighter, or an adaptation of such a fighter for land based operations, is a 12-15 year undertaking to design, develop, test, and have ente...
by Cain Marko
14 Oct 2020 04:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213966

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

They'll have plenty of mk1a to fill in the gaps by the time tedbf comes along. Not to mention occasional injections of rafale, 29s etc. India should simply order 300 mk1a and ramp up production on a war footing. I don't see why it will take longer than 10 odd years, the m4k development would be a g...
by Cain Marko
14 Oct 2020 04:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386596

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

Looks like we in deadlock. It is nearing time, when it will be stay for winter. Chinis might think, if you are staying for winters anyways, why not fire off few rounds...not to mention US elections providing the distraction. Hope Chini positions and movements are been monitored. If there is a fight...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 11:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3623
Views: 1083415

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

One of the key pillars to standing up to two adversaries is having your own MIC.This is a necessity, not a desirable. Rather than waste money on MMRCA, invest in the Tejas program. The money pot is finite. Yes. Call the TEDBF MMRCA -> AMCA mk1, scrap TEjas Mk2. If we don't have money what is the po...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 10:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 349
Views: 82188

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

So, why exactly aren't they combining the TEDBF and the AMCA into one design?
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

SMART, when launched from warship or a truck-based coastal battery, takes off like a regular supersonic missile. It covers most of its flight in the air at lower altitudes with two-way data link from the warship or an airborne submarine target detection system and provides the exact location of the...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213966

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://twitter.com/YusufDFI/status/1313123936947724293 IAF Chief: AMCA will be the mainstay. 2 squadrons of the AMCA Mark 1 & 5 squadrons of AMCA Mark 2 have been planned . DRDO has given a timeline of five to seven years. Not sure how legit that time line is, but i'm guessing they will repack...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 10:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8507

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Didn't Russia claim that one of its bases in Syria was attacked by a drone swarm? Its already happening...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 08:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386596

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I agree with Aditya_V, rather then being struck in the Dharmic Rightiousness, we need to do what is right for us. If taking over GB or bifurcating Pakistan is the right thing for Indian interests the we should not hesitate to go headlong for the necessary action. there is a small window of opportun...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 08:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why not as a cbg killer? It's not like the missile is going to slow down so much that the ship(s) is going to disappear in the 10 minutes of time it has? During this time, a mpa could stay far away from the cbg air cover, and keep tracking it, providing mcu to the missile. Even if carriers might be...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 08:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8507

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:One of the ways that they have tried to disable is using high frequency radio jammers but with poor performance.

Thanks for the heads up. Had not really kept up with this fast evolving threat. And no sir for me please. Reserve that for the admiral wonlee...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 08:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8507

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

↑So, looking at the Perdix swarm drones in the article you posted, at what range will they work and how will they attack? Just kamikaze into the ADS radars?

These are a serious menace.
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 03:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355989

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

The Russians are coming... With newer A2A missiles. Wonder if anyone of these will land up on the 12 mki and 21 mig29s that have been ordered...

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36899/russian-air-to-air-missile-tests-signal-potential-new-capabilities-for-flanker-and-felon
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 03:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 8507

Re: Armenia Azerbaijan Conflict - 2020

- Need to have cheap and easy way to defeat loitering UAVs. Which is just scratching the surface as these things have already proliferated, to a degree. The next chapter is intelligent swarming munitions that respond, as a group, to being targeted. Basically, you need to SEE everything below a cert...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 02:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Why not as a cbg killer? It's not like the missile is going to slow down so much that the ship(s) is going to disappear in the 10 minutes of time it has? During this time, a mpa could stay far away from the cbg air cover, and keep tracking it, providing mcu to the missile. Even if carriers might be...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213966

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

As a thought, why not persist with the mk1A in large numbers and replace the baaz and vajra with tedbf? A twin engined bird will be easier to get good power ratings and had so much more potential for the future. Kind of an amca lite... Will solve Navy and IAF (mrca) need. TEDBF is a project that wi...
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 02:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

There is a separate ASBM (carrier killer) project in the works. SMART is not that. The whole SMART concept of slowing down before releasing a torp defeats the purpose of an ASBM . However, its possible that the ASBM might be based on, once again, Shaurya. If so, the UVLS comes into play once again....
by Cain Marko
06 Oct 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

We have to keep in mind that the missile has to decelerate to safe speed. I won't count on torpedo seeker to spot a submarine 10 min after it was spotted. Let alone of a light torpedo. The platform that spots the target probly keeps tracking it until the the missile is close enough for seeker to ac...
by Cain Marko
05 Oct 2020 23:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

The main thing that SMART achieves is the sensor-shooter separation. Sensors (today & future) P8I Sonobuoys ASW Helis (with or without torpedoes) ASW corvettes & other ships Coast Guard vessels UAVs like Sea Guardians & unarmed UAVs UUVs Future SOSUS like arrays Shooters Ships Land-base...
by Cain Marko
05 Oct 2020 23:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4971
Views: 1213966

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

The success of the MWF is absolutely essential. Otherwise one of two things will happen. Either we will have to break the bank and buy large numbers of expensive 4th gen foreign jets or we will fail to do that (just like with the MMRCA) and end up with yet another severe numbers crunch 10 years dow...
by Cain Marko
04 Oct 2020 01:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 3639
Views: 1018824

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Ok just to get this right, Shaurya is a hybrid hypersonic weapon, a rocket that behaves like a cruise missile in its trajectory?.. just so in layman terms? ., so it means India just broke cover on a "new" weapon that could potentially threaten major Chinese deployments. Also for the layma...
by Cain Marko
02 Oct 2020 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355989

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Obviously not. Public data is enough to show what kind of twr and climb rates are possible... What public data? Is there official data on performance characteristics actually demonstrated during developmental or operational testing? On the PAKFA, the Eurofighter, the F-22A etc or any other aircraft...
by Cain Marko
02 Oct 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355989

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Do you honestly believe that the game is using classified performance data on aircraft flight characteristics (like in you fly an aircraft in the game and you know exactly how the real deal will probably fly)? And here I thought we were having a serious discussion. :roll: Obviously not. Public data...
by Cain Marko
02 Oct 2020 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355989

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

Actually, no. I wasn't expecting the pakfa to have such an insane climb rate. I thought it'd be similar to say, the typhoon or f22. But it's distinctly higher from what I understand, and that's with the standard engine. This was in a game right? The game only simulated what seems to be real (and qu...
by Cain Marko
01 Oct 2020 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 5327
Views: 706031

Re: Understanding the US - Again

Was Biden pandering for islamic votes? https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/518908-american-muslims-praise-biden-after-he-says-inshallah-during-trump-tax Inshallah is not a common word at all. Either Biden was deliberately pandering to muslim voters or he is a normal user of this word that indicat...
by Cain Marko
01 Oct 2020 10:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386596

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I get a distinct feeling that china will fight and play it's cards indirectly. Through TSP. They'll push tsp into declaring GB as their own and India will be faced with a decidedly nasty situation.
by Cain Marko
01 Oct 2020 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355989

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

I was referring to the pakfa's climb rate, which is extra ordinary as is. You'd expect it no?. Actually, no. I wasn't expecting the pakfa to have such an insane climb rate. I thought it'd be similar to say, the typhoon or f22. But it's distinctly higher from what I understand, and that's with the s...
by Cain Marko
30 Sep 2020 21:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 2357
Views: 386596

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

I would go so far as to say that - if things don't happen in the next month or so, their chances just took a nosedive. Once winter sets in, India gets a respite and will use the time to make it very hard for when things open up again next summer. We can expect - more rafales, S400, Tejas, Nirbhay, ...
by Cain Marko
30 Sep 2020 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Russian Weapons & Military Technology
Replies: 1811
Views: 355989

Re: Russian Weapons & Military Technology

The US Navy retired the Classic hornet type early last year. Australia too has phased it out with Canada looking to buy a replacement as well. The USMC still operates it but that is mostly for the close air support mission. So the question of "what will happen when the izd30 comes onboard"...

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