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by Manohar
10 Mar 2007 00:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: My F-16 and MiG 35 sorties at Yelahanka
Replies: 125
Views: 59977

There is no clear proof that smoking engine was ever a problem in air combar.While not justifying the obvious design flaw in a smoky engine ,in vietnam F-105 did not smoke but still faired very badly against migs and had to be relocated to safer skies over south Vietnam form north vietnam.F-4 serie...
by Manohar
20 Feb 2007 23:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: My F-16 and MiG 35 sorties at Yelahanka
Replies: 125
Views: 59977

Hi Philip - Good to hear your thoughts...I would respectfully disagree however that there is a 'concerted' hard-sell by the US on the F-18. The USG doesn't get involved in a case at this level unless there is a 'single' US vendor...even the Office of Defense Co-operation at the Embassy is neutral at...
by Manohar
19 Feb 2007 21:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: My F-16 and MiG 35 sorties at Yelahanka
Replies: 125
Views: 59977

Hi Philip - To be honest, I seriously doubt whether there is some deep conspiracy within the US government to favor the F-18 over the F-16. At this commercial and requirements-definition level, the USG is too disjointed for any such integrated machinations. Lockheed Martin is too savvy for that, and...
by Manohar
19 Feb 2007 00:45
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: My F-16 and MiG 35 sorties at Yelahanka
Replies: 125
Views: 59977

Vishnu - Nice to hear your report. I want to fly in one of these jets too, other than being an analyst on the subject, I have to figure out my USP to get in! On a serious note, I am drawn to the fact that this is a Block 50, with a clear competitive disadvantage over what you saw when you flew an F-...
by Manohar
29 Nov 2006 22:07
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India tests Prithvi based ABM-2
Replies: 324
Views: 71784

Prithvi ABM test

How many nations have this kind of program? how many nations have a working demonstration forget about fielded systems? That is DRDO's achievement! Look boys what DRDO is saying is simple, why pay so much for a foreign system that everyone knows will not work when push comes to shove? Why not inves...
by Manohar
08 Nov 2005 06:43
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 134009

Seems to me the 'popularity' of Sourav Ganguly, as realized by the USAF personnel, may now be overstated!

-Manohar :)
by Manohar
07 Jan 2003 03:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 51881

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

There has been a series of reports in the Indian press about a delegation led by Mr. Sheelkant Sharma to be in DC Jan 15-16 to discuss the Arrow.

Now, I hear that the delegation is not coming:-)

Does anyone know the actual fact of whether there is a delegation or not?

--Manohar.
by Manohar
20 Oct 2002 05:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 51881

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

harryvandeusan wrote: ------------------------------------------------- Americans got 90 % of technical loot and Russian 10 % .Also the scientists invariably preferred to surrender to the Americans than the Russians as they regarded communism to be a dangerous ideology plus better pay packets and fr...
by Manohar
07 Oct 2002 21:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 51881

Re: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

Quite a debate on this topic. In spite of the resistance from State, I think an Arrow sale will happen - the Pentagon in firmly behind it. The process will have to be carefully managed. Didn't the Phalcon sale get cleared last year? I thought that it was... And to Harry - despite whatever you may th...
by Manohar
02 Oct 2002 02:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300
Replies: 137
Views: 51881

India's missile defence - Arrow vs. S-300

Hi - I've been off the forum for a while, so I'm sorry if this topic has been recently discussed. Given the recent traffic on Indian-related Web sites about the State Dept. momentarily blocking the sale of the Arrow missile defence system, I would like to hear thoughts on whether the Indian military...
by Manohar
05 Jan 2001 04:00
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42878

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

Correction, KD Nair claims the LCA will be operational in 3-4 years. Which one is closer to the truth??<P><BR>Also, Athre makes the astounding claim that Airbus Industrie is using HAL software for the Airbus A3XX project!<P>Anyone, is this really true? Or is he just the classic Indian bureaucrat in ...
by Manohar
05 Jan 2001 03:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA
Replies: 154
Views: 42878

Re: News, Reports and Analysis: LCA

<A HREF="http://www.timesofindia.com/today/05lcap4.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.timesofindia.com/today/05lcap4.htm</A> <P>VK Athre, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister, and KD Nair appear to disagree about the schedule for induction of the LCA into squadron service :-)<P>Athre claims an oper...

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