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by shetty
09 Aug 2011 10:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 834471

Re: Indian Military Aviation

by shetty
01 May 2010 18:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1103222

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Anyone had a looksie at Chindits for the Arihant photos?
by shetty
09 Dec 2009 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 781942

Re: LCA news and discussion

‘India can manufacture only 8 Light Combat Aircraft a year’ Armed with air to air, air to ground missiles and a bomb carrying a 1,000 pound payload , the LCA, which clocked in excess of 1,350 kmph during a trial off Goa Tuesday, is expected to cost Rs.150 crore per aircraft. approx $32~33M per LCA!...
by shetty
07 Oct 2009 20:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 911093

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Induction of upgraded MiG-29 hit by delay at Russian end The Indian Air Force’s plans to induct upgraded MiG-29 by March next year has been hit due to delay at the Russian end with the first lot of six aircraft likely to come in only by early 2011. “Originally, the upgraded MiG-29s were to join the...
by shetty
27 Sep 2009 20:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5078
Views: 1006474

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Shiv Aroor's data looks to be entirely based on the Tech Focus issue posted earlier by A Sharma, including the photos and the summary.

Interestingly, the Tech Focus pegs the Marine Kaveri output at 15MW instead of 12MW.
by shetty
11 Sep 2009 17:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 911093

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I should have clarified. The single engined one.

http://www.drdo.com/dpi/SAsiaDefnStraRev_.pdf

The last page has the photo.
by shetty
11 Sep 2009 14:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 911093

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Saw a Rustom fly couple of times near the HAL airport area. Had a clear view of it doing a nice circle and landing on the runway. Did it atleast couple of times in about 10 minutes space. Looked pretty good to this layman's eyes :)
by shetty
02 Aug 2009 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 437
Views: 24415

Re: LCA news and discussion

Not sure how Vinayak got the information but not so good news for LCA because of the delay for LSP-3 and the MMR. Tejas IOC gets delayed again Tejas IOC gets delayed again BY : IDRW TEAM India’s Leading Newspaper “The Hindu” recently reported that the, Initial operational clearance (IOC) of Tejas ma...
by shetty
02 Apr 2009 12:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 318
Views: 14802

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

We are still paying loyalties to the russians for using their base technology.As ramjets themself are costlier and royalties on top of that makes them much costlier.And you will never find the electronics on brahmos on any other system in this whole world.So we are having a high end trade-off betwe...
by shetty
29 Mar 2009 23:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 293
Views: 83017

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This might have been posted before, but I just wanted a placeholder for future references. Who Was That Special Passenger? The truth behind Kandahar UK couple ask media to report carefully Barkha threatens to sue this guy NSG says media got in the way, wants guidelines While Barkha says otherwise On...
by shetty
12 Nov 2008 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 25550

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

On the news I heard them say that this will replace the Prithvi. 250 - 350 km vs 600 km ??? Doesn't make sense. Some explanation required.
by shetty
02 Oct 2008 21:02
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 229237

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Arun_S, thanks for the explanation, it made lot of sense to me. The way I read it is that it is now upto US (as in we Indians) to do what is necessary to get where we want to be and rightfully belongs to us. The timeline of 20 to 25 years is based on the assumption that WE use this oppurtunity, even...
by shetty
02 Oct 2008 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 859104

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

In the meantime ........ Statement Regarding Media Coverage of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter FOR RELEASE Thursday September 25, 2008 Andrew Hoehn, Director of RAND Project Air Force, made the following statement today: “Recently, articles have appeared in the Australian press with assertions regarding a...
by shetty
02 Oct 2008 04:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 859104

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

War game argues that USAF fleet could be outmatched by Chinese By Stephen Trimble Rand's 90-slide briefing presented in August argues that the US Air Force's fifth-generation fighter fleet could be outmatched by hordes of lesser-skilled Chinese Sukhoi Su-27 pilots in a 2020 battle over the Taiwan S...
by shetty
02 Oct 2008 04:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 859104

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Leaked Rand analysis questions USAF fighter strategy, sparks inadvertent F-35 crisis By Stephen Trimble A leaked briefing about a recent Taiwan Straits war game has developed rapidly into an international crisis for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme. The leaked Rand analysis obtained by Fligh...
by shetty
01 Oct 2008 06:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 36791

Re: International Military Discussion

Britain considers £9bn JSF project pullout BRITAIN is considering pulling out of a £9 billion project with America to produce the new Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, intended to fly off the Royal Navy’s forthcoming aircraft carriers. The move is part of an increasingly desperate attempt to plu...
by shetty
01 Oct 2008 05:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24868

Re: Indian Military Aviation

India, France agree to bolster defence cooperation Paris, September 30: India and France on Tuesday agreed to bolster bilateral defence ties by working on joint development of quick reaction short range surface-to-air missiles (SRSAM) and concluding a crucial deal on upgradation of IAF’s frontline ...
by shetty
22 Sep 2008 17:25
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 720898

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

He is saying Decompression, I think he means Decrypting doesn't he? Those words mean two different thing to me.
by shetty
18 Sep 2008 00:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3277
Views: 630017

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Israeli Awacs to miss deadline: Rajat Pandit The delivery of the much-awaited three Israeli Phalcon Awacs (airborne warning and control systems), which will be major force-multipliers for IAF, has been delayed once again. Defence ministry sources said the first of the three Awacs, initially slated ...
by shetty
17 Sep 2008 02:09
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 229237

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

amit wrote:
negi wrote:Fwiw.. Amit it's still there in archived threads.


Thanks boss,

I'll look it up there.


Can anyone help me find it? I tried but couldn't.
by shetty
17 Sep 2008 01:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 229237

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

Article was written by Admiral Raja Menon, a retired submarine branch officer, who is known for his incisive analyses of defence and security issues. Written before we got the NSG exemption. Not sure if this article was posted earlier. Apologies if so. No Ordinary Deal By Raja Menon The nuclear deal...
by shetty
12 Sep 2008 19:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 229237

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 6 sep 2008

MMS must be calling Bush and singing...

"Accha sila diya tune mere pyaar ka, yaar ne hi loot liya ghar yaar ka" :cry:

Bush says N-supply not legally binding; India worried

NSG not to sell sensitive technologies to India: Report
by shetty
09 Sep 2008 22:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24868

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Russia to provide after sale service to Indian AEW planes GELENDZHIK (South Russia), September 8 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, said on Monday it had contracted a number of Russian companies to provide India's A-50 AEW aircraft with after sale services. "Rosobor...
by shetty
05 Sep 2008 00:56
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 51485

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

Whatever happened to MMS promise to enact changes to Indian Laws to protect ourselves from getting rolled over? Its high time someone brings that into the forefront in lieu of the letter. If we pass the amendments to our Atomic Act (was that the correct name???), it should send a clear message to US...
by shetty
04 Sep 2008 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 273571

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I am all for the above with one condition, i.e every major deal, especially if the deal goes to such consortiums, should have a 50% offset and not just 30% offset, if the said technology is not a JV but rather a tech transfer. When almost all of it is happening in India than where is the question o...
by shetty
04 Sep 2008 18:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 273571

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

I am all for the above with one condition, i.e every major deal, especially if the deal goes to such consortiums, should have a 50% offset and not just 30% offset, if the said technology is not a JV but rather a tech transfer.
by shetty
03 Sep 2008 17:30
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008
Replies: 679
Views: 51485

Re: India nuclear news and discussion - 1 sep 2008

I was not so worried about whether US will continue supporting India if we did test after the deal. I always assumed the worst from them. But now the question is how does that scenario spin for our "Plan B" aka NSG (France and Russia) if we got a clean waiver and if we didn't get a clean w...
by shetty
30 Aug 2008 01:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 192601

Re: International Military Discussion

Sikorsky’s X2 TECHNOLOGY™ Demonstrator Achieves First Flight Among the innovative technologies the X2 TECHNOLOGY Demonstrator employs are: * Fly-by-wire flight controls * Counter-rotating, all-composite rigid rotor blades * Hub drag reduction * Active vibration control * Integrated auxiliary propul...
by shetty
30 Aug 2008 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 131694

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Here's some food for thought for your dicussion :D IAF buys new fix for bombed runways The Israel Air Force has purchased a unique material that can be laid on bombed-out runways within minutes to enable fighter jets to take off with barely any delay, defense officials revealed Tuesday. Until now, t...
by shetty
27 Aug 2008 18:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24868

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Pune plans tech upgrade for soldiers City-based Armament research and development establishment (ARDE) is developing technology which it hopes will turn the future soldier into a “system in himself”. From computer-monitored body suits conveying details of the soldier’s health to the nearest post to...
by shetty
18 Aug 2008 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 192601

Re: International Military Discussion

Upgrade for older Mirages. SA aerospace firm takes offer to upgrade old jet fighters global By: Keith Campbell Published: 15 Aug 08 - 0:00 South Africa's Midrand-based private-sector defence company Advanced Technologies & Engineering (ATE), which is an integrator of mission systems, has reveale...
by shetty
18 Aug 2008 16:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Book Announcement : Sukhoi Su-30 in Indian Service
Replies: 72
Views: 15752

Re: Book Announcement : Sukhoi Su-30 in Indian Service

Jagan wrote:guys , please share some more info on the book - anythign new in terms of info?


In the book it said that one of the ToT item was Single Crystal Blade tech to build the engine in India. I am guessing that it never happened. Anyone got any more info on this?
by shetty
18 Aug 2008 02:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24868

Re: Indian Military Aviation

IAF to add teeth with Israeli missile system NEW DELHI: The long-delayed IAF plans to plug gaps in its air defence capabilities are finally making some headway now, with the government giving the go-ahead for the procurement of SpyDer low-level quick-reaction missile systems from Israel. Sources sa...
by shetty
14 Aug 2008 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 24868

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I don't think this has been posetd yet. New aircraft for IAF pilot training New aircraft for IAF pilot training By Ravi Sharma Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008 The Hindu Qualitative requirements finalised for HPT-32 replacement Will have an ejection seat To be acquired along with a simulator BANGALORE: Havin...
by shetty
13 Aug 2008 16:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Book Announcement : Sukhoi Su-30 in Indian Service
Replies: 72
Views: 15752

Re: Book Announcement : Sukhoi Su-30 in Indian Service

JTull wrote:The pictures are fantastic!


And then some :twisted: Meanwhile while I was at it bought another book on the history of IJT. Yet to read it.
by shetty
13 Aug 2008 16:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 775689

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

I am posting some of the comments from Shiv's blog regarding some of the Sen Gupta's lies. I thought they were telling comments which needed to be posted. The Truth about the Rohini radar (from Prasun K Sengupta) Ravi said... Hi Shiv, Prasun has been barking up the wrong tree for a long while and hi...

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