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by hnair
09 Mar 2019 13:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 927
Views: 126401

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

brar_w, what is with the new massive airbrake kind of backward-flipping cover of the lift-fans for the production F35Bs


Wouldnt the old accordion type sideways folding cover of X-35 be better for short takeoffs, from a drag perspective?
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 09:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

There appear to be some unintended consequences about banning Paki players. Remember those two paki shooters who got visas (many asked why) and who did not finally get the visas? Now it looks like the IOC seems to have taken a very dim view of it. It looks like India may be denied future hosting of...
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2722
Views: 514116

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

There was a time when up to 20 Emb145 in various roles were being considered. It is a perfect sized aircraft for aew&c, [b]mpa , gmti radar carrier[/b]. The Gulfstream aircrafts come pretty close too. Yeah, it does fit perfectly in the MPA-medium space between P8I and Dorniers! IIRC, there were...
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 08:22
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

Really? The more the booths assaulted by local PFI-SIMI (or even Naxal) cells in diverse locations, and the more the "retaliations" carried out by local paid-goonda militias in response, the harder the maintenance of law and order will be. We've seen what happens in WB and Kerala even in ...
by hnair
22 Feb 2019 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3935
Views: 572473

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Observations on the desi helos at AI-12. LCH a clear winner How can LCH be a clear winner, when the rest of your post is a whiner? That service gent who said "I hope we never get HELINA.Pathetic DRDO" must have been munching on Caspian sea caviar, while he said that. He witnessed one miss...
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 18:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

TKiran, a warning given for attempted comedy. You are asked to desist posting in this thread or face action
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 14:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35080

Re: Aero India 2019

nam, what if its a2a target is AWACS. separate seeker, hain?
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2722
Views: 514116

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

tsarkar wrote:Because Embraer is blacklisted because Sanjay Bhandari of Offsets India Solutions took a bribe and gave Jija G and Priyanka Ji a flat in London. The bribe taker has political aspirations while the inanimate aircraft is blacklisted. This is India


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by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Aero India 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 35080

Re: Aero India 2019

nam wrote:Wait... it must have flown from HAL airport to Yelhanka!

I don't expect it to be ferried in C17 or road...

So technically it has flown , so certified for flight. :D


There are photos from past aeroIndias, where LCA was taken with wings detached by trucks.
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 132436

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

When chinese dudes does these sort of UAV/craft models at Zhuhai and chola faithfully splashes it all over the cheen thread, we all are obliged to shiver. Also we are urged to not under-estimate chinese enterprise/entrepreunership/private sector etc and try to replicate the same here in India. But w...
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1200
Views: 234226

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Wont NLUH need extensive rework of gearbox of the current LUH?
by hnair
21 Feb 2019 12:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 161191

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Thought would see canards on NLCA Mk2 too! Those little elevators at the back look adorable :lol: Wonder what is the story behind those gimpy little things?
by hnair
19 Feb 2019 12:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 658912

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

I had mentioned this before, but I think tube artillery was given a short shrift for two decades because PGMs and rocket artillery caught the fancy of MoD folks. It is not like Bofors was an issue after early 90s and by end of PVNR government, the artillery could have been upgraded at any point. It ...
by hnair
17 Feb 2019 15:12
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

What I would really like to see is a dozen or so black ops 'liquidation units' roaming around in TSP. To be activated at 24 hours' notice and be able to hit targets who are constantly under surveillance for such a situation. Around 10 such high profile disappearances will spread chaos among the eli...
by hnair
16 Feb 2019 07:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

sudeepj wrote:
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Force Chinese disinvestment from PayTm.



What would be effective is memes of those Bollywood and cricket stars who endorse these products via social media. Each meme should have a clip of China’s support of JeM at UN
by hnair
15 Feb 2019 15:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

Long overdue in starting an Uighyur Liberation Front office or two at Delhi. Paki's friends like Turkey can readily agree to that action

VBIED is a big escalation and cheen need to answer for this clearly
by hnair
15 Feb 2019 15:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

Paki trade with india seem routed via mostly Jebel Ali. So things can be relabeled without much fuss for pakis. It always has a Nimitz parked around. So we got to see how that gets played out

But kudos to this govt, that MFN charade is over, finally!
by hnair
15 Feb 2019 15:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2451
Views: 430201

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

National security actions are agnostic of election dates. It is planned and executed by professionals who are permanent servants of the people of India. Dont think that is a factor. The key thing is what to do with China, since it has messaged it has control over pakistani government nowadays. Khan ...
by hnair
15 Feb 2019 13:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2909
Views: 489270

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

disha wrote:However I have reported above two posts.


the reports have been studied and closed. Stop wasting admin time by reporting on something you started
by hnair
15 Feb 2019 12:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Pulwama Attack
Replies: 2282
Views: 155795

Re: Pulwama Attack

MRAPs are very expensive and cannot be used like a state transport bus service daily, which meant the pakis have made it that much more costly for India. Plus the VBIEDs can be upscaled easily after spending so much on 1000s of MRAPs, so a huger VBIED blast can be made that can rip apart an MBT Shor...
by hnair
12 Feb 2019 10:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Positive News from the USA
Replies: 3036
Views: 131733

Re: Positive News from the USA

As per those who work inside ornate halls of Boston Orthodoxy and NY Hassidim, there is an off-the-records guideline to not include smart wimmens at the high tables of finance, due to "heavy risks with minimal returns" caused by the last two years wave of allegations. The impression among ...
by hnair
11 Feb 2019 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69957

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

arshyam, there are a plethora of articles out in the web in the past one month, that seem to throw aspersions on the seriousness of Indian second-strike capabilities, resolve of government to take the program to conclusion and even the recent announcement by Prime Minister about the first deterrent ...
by hnair
11 Feb 2019 13:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 132436

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Indranil, fyi, a serach of "SFDR India Russia" threw up a lot of articles after that first test. Not my fav source, but here is latest from Livefist : Unlike the Astra, which rides on a smokeless solid fuel rocket motor, SFDR technology — a $70 million joint effort since 2013 by India and ...
by hnair
11 Feb 2019 13:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69957

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

khan does that insolence in another way at Bremerton too, with this lazy "take your time" decommissioning/dismantling of older boats that are at least a generation ahead of the rest. Kind of loves rubbing it in, khan does to friend and foe alike. Hence the H&D salvage claims of Tempest...
by hnair
11 Feb 2019 13:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 132436

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Thakur_B wrote:I see no squeak on roosi forums/ sources regarding SFDR. Surprisingly silent regarding a program which involves Russia.


yes, did not hear anything much after that first test. Always wondered what is the actual deal on that collaboration?
by hnair
11 Feb 2019 12:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69957

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

the sleek design should lend itself nicely to a full fledged SSN, should they want to go down that way. Indeed! I suspect we will never have a true SSN, like Seawolf/Nerpa, but more like the Virginia, with some land attack and more importantly, some stout mijjiles with anti-CVN capabilities :oops: ...
by hnair
09 Feb 2019 20:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 321
Views: 69957

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

I have posted this a while ago (two months ago). From Google Earth. Shows two Arihant class Two fishes in one frame. The one on the top-left (peeking through the floating hangar) seem to be the next boat https://i.imgur.com/bPcfhe9.jpg but yevil-yindoo made sure the hem-lines were lifted only as muc...
by hnair
09 Feb 2019 11:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017
Replies: 1953
Views: 253962

Re: Indo-UK News & Discussions- June 2017

This is an opening shot in a grand game, which is pretty much targeted at Russia and China. Hence this offer from BAe is interesting, nothing more nothing less. IIRC, the LCA and Gripen's basic layout and concepts were first based out of initial BAe studies for a single-engined fighter as is Vikrant...
by hnair
08 Feb 2019 18:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 132436

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

numbers sir numbers..when it comes to AF, they can throw numbers like us. That's why astra needs to be opertionalized fast and in huge numbers. No idea where you are going with this, because that was not what I am talking about. I am talking about challenges a PLAAF ESM will face from myriad AAMs i...
by hnair
07 Feb 2019 07:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3640
Views: 624305

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Rakesh, the day the paki elites clamor to send their lazy progeny to Tsinghua Univ, instead of khan-madarassas is the day cheen becomes a threat from west. Until then it will be a logistics hub. Pakis are using cheen to entice an estranged lover. Once khan gives them a dole of afghan pie,it will be ...
by hnair
07 Feb 2019 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3640
Views: 624305

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

What if the J20 s were meant to be "seen" ? as in they were using a kind of Luneberg lens ? Nice. We need to dig deep and research out more dhoti-n-shiver topics in a Cheeni-BENISmode :lol: Eg: it is not that Laoning does not lack an operational airwing, they just doesn’t want to be seen ...
by hnair
06 Feb 2019 16:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3640
Views: 624305

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Pakis are not going to touch it with a barge pole, because they have tasted quality maal of khan (albeit as dole). Pakis know this will drain their meager alms bowl and yet provide zero usable capability against India. They hardly touched J10 other than platitudes and is stil...
by hnair
05 Feb 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 496
Views: 132436

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

It is going to be tough for PLAAF to figure out which missile is coming up their pipes and whether to fling out chaff or flare or pilot :rotfl: Entire world of missiles is there with IAF. As long as they can maintain fighting stocks, more Power to them. Will be a nightmare to provision counter measu...
by hnair
31 Jan 2019 09:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2842
Views: 391296

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

Singha wrote:till date I am unaware of chinese courts punishing any local co for theft from foreign cos.


They will. As soon as someone translates an identical judgement from elsewhere
by hnair
31 Jan 2019 08:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1516
Views: 83648

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

If there is one thing that khan has not done, it is giving out a conventional super carrier CV, let alone prized assets like CVNs, nuke sub. The closest was trident sub-system sale to brits There were some empty speculation about Kitty Hawke about 10 years back. Khan mouthpieces later claimed it was...
by hnair
29 Jan 2019 14:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2842
Views: 391296

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

https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1090061077440798725 Should DOJ have maybe redacted this paragraph in the Huawei indictment? It appears the US govt managed to image the Huawei CFO's device, or otherwise search it for *deleted files,* as she entered the US at JFK airport in 2014. https://t.co/...
by hnair
28 Jan 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Army strikes terror camps in PoK
Replies: 2258
Views: 261105

Re: Army strikes terror camps in PoK

Older NVGs have very limited FOV and is a pain to pan an area quickly with rapid head movements. Disorienting and is like peeping through a cardboard tube with 20 kg weights hanging off it. Sluggish, even with later stereo ones. For sniping kind of of limited FOV situation, where no large area panni...
by hnair
28 Jan 2019 09:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3654
Views: 699410

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Japan had the most obvious dual-use programs for large diameter solid stages. Their frequent cancellation of these very expensive SRB development programs is a sign that they are treading water in these technologies, so they can instantly ramp up to the state-of-the-art, if they tear up the current ...
by hnair
28 Jan 2019 09:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3640
Views: 624305

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Video: Close-up details of the Chinese anti-ship ballistic missile DF-26 show the missile can greatly adjust its position mid-flight to accurately attack a moving aircraft carrier, https://twitter.com/globaltimesnews/status/1089437153916928001 where in the video does " DF-26 show the missile c...

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