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by Nirmal
16 Oct 2011 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 960196

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Thank you Sum for that extplanation.
by Nirmal
16 Oct 2011 18:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 960196

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

SBC=? As far as I recollect, Open sources quoted a total of 5 Nuclear Submarines are planned of which 3 Hulls have been fabricated and delivered to Vishakapatnam. The remaining two are likely to be slightly different hence the 'hold-back/slow progress'. L&T are the contractors for all the 5 Hull...
by Nirmal
20 Jan 2011 01:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1000363

Re: LCA News and Discussions

On material research, In Holland they have discovered an new Aluminium Alloy which is much much lighter than composites or titanium but much much stronger in tensile strength. This can be the answer to Tejas Mk3 or AMCA. Besides in Boston, USA, they have discovered glass that is very light in weight...
by Nirmal
19 Jan 2011 22:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1000363

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Had a few questions regarding material research for the MkII. Could not find much information in open source. *Composites have been on the LCA for quite a while now. Has there been any research on composites - to enhance physical properties and/or to reduce weight? I know DRDO does a lot of researc...
by Nirmal
03 Nov 2010 02:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 960196

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

deleted - please respect copyright
by Nirmal
03 Nov 2010 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 960196

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Just heard that India has placed orders for construction of 5 Aircraft Carrier with Kochi Shipyards. Second IAC will be bigger that IAC-1 and will be named INS Viraat followed b the third which will be even bigger than the second and probably Nuclear Powered will be named INS Vishal. Two further IAC...
by Nirmal
30 Oct 2010 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 960196

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

I think old ships are best avoided we can learn from Gorshkov and Jalashwa experience , they tend to be unique & expensive to maintain and cannot put high times at sea and will age much faster. It is better we build such ships in India by Public/Private yard and if that is too much we can just ...
by Nirmal
08 Oct 2010 14:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1000363

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Re Avid We are NOT getting EPE as press reports does give the model no. But more interestingly if you notice that press reports say that EJ cost went up when we added the cost of "extra" technology transfer (read transfer of single crystal technology) but GE cost did not go up as much. Th...
by Nirmal
07 Oct 2010 13:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 900093

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Nirmal, here it goes This is the real original Url, Click It, do tell if it works for you or not http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?topicName=india&id=news/awx/2010/09/30/awx_09_30_2010_p0-258577.xml&headline=Indian%20MEG%20Effort%20Trains%20Against%20IEDs Posting it i...
by Nirmal
04 Oct 2010 21:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 900093

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion


This link does not seem to work any more. Can you point to another link or post the article in full as a last resort.
by Nirmal
04 Oct 2010 01:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 923492

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I remember that we had negotiated a possible lease for 4-6 Tu-22M's... The Wiki says that the lease was actually executed but i am not sure on how authentic that fact is... But AFAIK we were never interested in buying/leasing the Tu-160... The deal never got materialized because India wanted to 'le...
by Nirmal
01 Oct 2010 01:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1000363

Re: LCA News and Discussions

my stupid brain's chankian wave. Buy engines from GE get TOT. Award MMRCA to euro guys get TOT for engines. Use these two TOTs and make super T in India. Don't get yours and others hopes high. Such things are possible when you are ruled by leaders for whom nation's interests are paramount above the...
by Nirmal
23 Sep 2010 13:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I do agree that one cannot,at least for the next few decades completely replace manned aircraft,but as we are seeing in Af-Pak,the unmanned option,where even if a UCAV is downed,there is no pilot that can be taken hostage and turned into a global media event.The best example of hostage taking is th...
by Nirmal
22 Sep 2010 14:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 900721

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

I am sure the quite guy Avinash Chander will be having a nice simile on his face when he hears what his boss has to say on ABM topic :) I protest: 1) foul mouthing Shree Saraswat for no particular reason other than personal tastes 2) using Shree Chander's name as a post-trauma jock-cup after others...
by Nirmal
19 Sep 2010 15:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3890
Views: 1000363

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Air Force says DRDO stalling Tejas fighter engine And, the Indian Air Force (IAF) believes the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is actively stalling the process of choosing a new engine. A furious IAF, which urgently needs the Tejas to replace its retiring MiG-21 squadrons, has ...
by Nirmal
11 Sep 2010 02:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Seaking Manufacturing company was bought over by the US. With US imbargo in place all US companies even if located in other countries were subjected to the embargo. UK had little choice in the matter.
by Nirmal
11 Sep 2010 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 492356

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

That quote is for SU30MKI that is 2 batchs of 40+40+2 (2 for attrition replacement).
by Nirmal
10 Sep 2010 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I 2 x Eurojet EJ-210 mod 8 chemical turbofans with infra-red suppression, 166 kN of afterburning thrust total.Google for Ej-210+ and came up with this:
by Nirmal
07 Sep 2010 20:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Nonlethal weapons
Replies: 47
Views: 5564

Re: Nonlethal weapons

How about stone-pellting Gun which shoots rapidly in quick succession?
by Nirmal
07 Sep 2010 13:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 900721

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Kanson, Can you possibly reveal just the names of the 3 missiles (NEW) yet be unveiled or would that be indulging in some kind of contravention?
by Nirmal
07 Sep 2010 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Philip I think what the Russians are saying now that they will partner India to develop a totally New AESA which will satisfy Indian requirements.
by Nirmal
06 Sep 2010 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Russia is offering DEEP TOT for AESA Radar and will participate with India for manufacture the same for LCA/MRCA if Mig35 is selected.
Russia Offer Development of Advanced RADARs to India-India Defence
by Nirmal
05 Sep 2010 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 900721

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Bhramos range of Missiles of any Block cannot be seen with range in excess of 300Km due to MTCR. However it was hinted that Bhramos techs. will be utilised to create a missile as sophisticated but under Desi Label. Shourya I think is the spin off that was hinted at the time.
by Nirmal
05 Sep 2010 01:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 900721

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Rahul,
You are absolutely correct and I stand corrected. Thanks.
by Nirmal
04 Sep 2010 23:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 900721

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

K-15 is a sub-launched launcher/canister/housing and not a missile per se. This was clarified way back more than on one occaision. The Missile to be mated with this launcher is Agni-4 sub launch version in the works but still under cloack of secrecy for obvious reasons.
by Nirmal
02 Sep 2010 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The reason for conditions to modifications to the sold platform could be similar to the revocation of 'Warranty' when uou fiddle the electronic item by opening up its internals. Here also Manufacturers are held responsible for failures and malfunctions of the platform. Most importantly it thier Inte...
by Nirmal
11 Aug 2010 15:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 689069

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Mods Can I respectfully recommend that Habitual derailers of the thread are suspended, after due warnings (2), for say 2-3 months in order to instill some decipline.
by Nirmal
16 Mar 2010 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1115948

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rahul:
At long last you have put your foot down and exersized the Perogative and the authority of a true Moderator.
Unfortunately it is not only this thread that is derailed but all other threads are also derailed systematically by all and sundry.
by Nirmal
02 Feb 2010 22:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 487154

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

“The army knows that the T-72 would have performed very poorly in trials against the Arjun”, complains a senior DRDO officer. “Despite that, the army continues to sink money into its 2400 outdated T-72s. Any comparative trial with the T-72 would make it clear that the Arjun should replace the T-72....
by Nirmal
02 Feb 2010 02:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 923492

Re: Indian Military Aviation

this tender indicates we do not have the expertise to design and finish the AESA radar inhouse since they are basically asking the proposed partner to do everything significant. about the only hope is that Elta will respond. sher khan is least interested in revealing such techs, the euros are strug...
by Nirmal
02 Feb 2010 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2891
Views: 492356

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Defence Ministry goes easy on blacklisted firms Why so? I thought the good RM had said that it will not allow a SINGLE case of corruption in the Armed forces! Is it that the Defence deals are out of the purview of the Armed Forces and in the purview of his Ministry and bureaucrats so beyond scrutin...
by Nirmal
01 Feb 2010 22:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 791212

Re: LCA news and discussion

KrishG wrote:LCA Programme To Get Status Check By Defence Minister

Also LCH flight..............

url link not working and niether does livefist Blog site carry the news item
by Nirmal
01 Feb 2010 22:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 923492

Re: Indian Military Aviation

KrishG wrote:LCA Programme To Get Status Check By Defence Minister

..........And probably visit the HAL heli facility for the first flight of LCH. :twisted: :twisted: Jai Ho!

sorry, but the URL link does not seem to be working. Any ideas?
by Nirmal
01 Feb 2010 21:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

shiv wrote:
Shameek wrote:Shiv ji, what in the world is that? Secret new HAL aircraft with multiple wings? :!:


I'll be damned if I knew :shock:

Where did that come from? URL please. or is this Panwalla/Chaiwala news broadcast?
by Nirmal
01 Feb 2010 18:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 900093

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

Army Rule 14. It states that ' where the Central govt is satisfied that for reasons, to be recorded in writing, it is not expedient or reasonably practical to give an opportunity to showing cause etc etc ' he can be dismissed. Now, what stopped the 'honest ' Anthony to dismiss Gen Prakash on his ow...
by Nirmal
01 Feb 2010 17:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 181242

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

Russia insists that the first PAK-FAs will be in service within 5 years.If as some have stated,we have agreed to buy "50" single-seat Pak-FAs before getting our own twin-seat versions,we could have a 5th-gen fighter in IAF service as early as 2015/16.Acquiring more upgraded SU-30MKIs,whic...
by Nirmal
31 Jan 2010 03:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 181242

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

venkat_r wrote:Developing 25% of this beast!! Wow

In the current PAKFA Indian contribution is ZERO. It is onlt in FGFA that Indian inputs will be 25% or more.
by Nirmal
31 Jan 2010 03:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 181242

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

bhavani wrote:Guys,

I have some questions:

- is FGFA similar to PAK-FA? will it be really different.
- why do we want so many dual seaters?

India has agreed to buy 50 single seater PAKFA/FGFA in addition to 200 2-seaters of FGFA. Part of the compromise deal struck with the Russians.
by Nirmal
29 Jan 2010 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I personally hope they do for Rafale. Their purchase and maintenance will bankrupt their economy. Personally, I hope we just scrap the MRCA and go in for more Su-30MKI, with spinoffs from PAK-FA added to the new ones. Su-30MKI plus PAK-FA spinoffs is superior to any option on board for MRCA deal. F...
by Nirmal
29 Jan 2010 19:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 893030

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

actually this idea seems to be true but practically we need this deal to absorb certain new technologies and also an aircraft to replace the ones who have become obselete starting from Mig-21 to Mig-27 Tejas programme is taking lot of time. Anyone can say su-30 is the best fighter in this world, bu...

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