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by kit
06 Dec 2018 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1753
Views: 241150

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

One needs to think about unmanned tank "swarms" quite like drones to be the future of mechanised warfare..even the amratas are built with future unmanned options in mind
by kit
01 Dec 2018 16:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Karan M wrote:
Rakesh wrote:Sweden’s Saab Weighs Legal Route To Protest Indian VSHORADS Defeat
https://www.livefistdefence.com/2018/11 ... efeat.html



I truly and fervently wish SAAB goes through with this. I have my reasons... :wink:


:mrgreen: :((
by kit
25 Nov 2018 15:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Maybe the Russians are having a firesale of the iglas and using the resources to bring in the verba.. they are well known to grease the palms of whoever required
by kit
22 Nov 2018 00:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143523

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

The deal for Grigorovich to be built in GSL has been signed. I am not fan of it, 500 million for assistance and material + more for equipment and construction seems bit hard to swallow and not sure the wisdom in building a 20 yr old design locally now. It is what it is but at least getting 2 fully ...
by kit
15 Nov 2018 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Another set of missiles on which there has been a huge shroud of secrecy has been the Rudra II, Rudra IIA and Rudra III ASMs. They have been acknowledged: 1. air2surface missile to be tested from Su-30 with 2. 200 kg payload (for Rudra II) 3. Has IIR seeker. P.S. Line drawing of the Rudra MIII from...
by kit
14 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 3301
Views: 607223

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

How different is this from the American Space Based Infra-Red Sensor satellites. ??
by kit
11 Nov 2018 07:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3240
Views: 530561

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

^^^Damn, Kengsley. You are putting me out of business as the local chini expert. If you are not desi then I'm keeping the title. Good in depth posts. Why no western option for JF-17 radar? They are using the Grifo on their J7PGs. Chinis not cooperating on the JF-17? No sharing code for weapons so o...
by kit
09 Nov 2018 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Arihant: News & Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 34508

Re: INS Arihant: News & Discussion

Regarding the "hatch story", it is inconceivable that we would have water getting in through a hatch and the same sub goes out on it's first patrol .. all within a year. If the supposed water damage was extensive, Arihant will not have been fixed in one year. Period. It is not easy to fix...
by kit
07 Nov 2018 09:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318465

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

Big Brother is rating you: life under China’s social ranking system The nation experiments with rewards for those who are deemed to be good citizens, whereas wrongdoing excludes you from even catching trains. Didi Tang reports from Dibaoquan, eastern China President Xi’s government has been experim...
by kit
07 Nov 2018 08:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 56
Views: 6499

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

I swear I did not write this... Hahvahd brophejar did, no less!! :shock: If u see anything like this when u r sitting on NH8, ask them if they will beam you up. Dang! Why can't they send a probe after it I wonder. Not enough antipakis accumulated to react with pakis and create the impulse? i suppos...
by kit
06 Nov 2018 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

US likely to give waiver to India's S-400 missile deal after some bilateral turbulence: Experts https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/us-likely-to-give-waiver-to-indias-s-400-missile-deal-after-some-bilateral-turbulence-experts/articleshow/66404902.cms By Rajat Pandit, Dated - October 28, 2018 ...
by kit
06 Nov 2018 09:49
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications
Replies: 946
Views: 120728

Re: OBOR, Chinese Strategy and Implications

^^ Will be interesting to watch as China tries to trap Malaysia into unpayable OBOR debt with white elephant projects. Maybe they will ask for the lease of a naval base..oops I mean maritime port in the Straits of Malacca for 99 years. But how stupid are Malaysian politicians having signed on to su...
by kit
30 Oct 2018 18:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1962
Views: 251780

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

We can do without one "chief guest" this time
by kit
30 Oct 2018 14:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2509
Views: 318465

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

https://www.janes.com/article/84136/russia-establishes-most-powerful-air-division-in-central-military-district The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the establishment of a new composite aviation division in the Central Military District (CMD), Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye (Indepe...
by kit
30 Oct 2018 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3392
Views: 335506

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

shaun wrote:Image


that giant foot ball reminds one of the giant US sea based X band long-range tracking and targeting system
by kit
30 Oct 2018 01:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

India will pay for the S-400 systems in rubles or rupees. https://www.interfax.ru/world/634587?utm_source=top Should be great for us , No need to spend forex ....with rouble rupee arrangement here to stay India buy from Russia will only increase now if only India produced all those civilian electro...
by kit
30 Oct 2018 01:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 1962
Views: 251780

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

CRS, IFS has long memory. They are not fools. theay are people like us. One of the things they do is show who is the enemy? Had not Modi tried accommodating DT, this very forum will berate him for lost opportunities. BTW its not racism but potential civilization competitor that drives Deep State in...
by kit
29 Oct 2018 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

http://www.oneindia.com/amphtml/india/what-ails-ingenuously-developed-cruise-missile-nirbhay-279 Not much new except a summary. Nirbhay hasn't been heard for long, so thought of stirring looks like quite a few of the "results" are under wraps .. this being a 1000+ km missile can manifest ...
by kit
26 Oct 2018 04:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143523

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Defence, connectivity key in PM Narendra Modi’s Japan visit This tidbit caught my eye Japan declined to bid for a recent Indian Navy submarine tender because, the ambassador indicated, New Delhi was holding separate talks over Japan’s Soryu-class attack submarine. “This is now being processed inter...
by kit
21 Oct 2018 14:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3240
Views: 530561

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

AdityaM wrote:HOW THE US FORCED CHINA TO QUIT STEALING—USING A CHINESE SPY


Longish article but talks of how China leapfrogged to making its latest stealth plane and C17 ripoff


So they quit stealing ? :mrgreen:
by kit
21 Oct 2018 14:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629258

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

So HAL was trying to cover up the cost of its idle employees by jacking up the price of LCA. IAF has shortage of jets and HAL employees are sitting idle. What a bizarre situation.And they want to open up another unit tumkur. I can bet anything under the sun that, no unit of HAL will close. GoI &...
by kit
21 Oct 2018 13:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Buy the F16 so we have more leverage on you
by kit
20 Oct 2018 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629258

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

LCA body is composite so it will look shiny. The next step in evaluation for HAL is simple, make all parts to precision so that they can be effortlessly interchanged between planes. Jags, one part cannot fit the other )for many parts), in this age of precision manufacturing (even if low volume), th...
by kit
20 Oct 2018 04:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 11743
Views: 729785

Re: Levant crisis - III

It seems there is a change in stance of Trump on the killing. Trump threatens“very severe” consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him. Could we see a regime change or atleast MBS being replaced as king in waiting I think Jamal K janam kundli was revealed to DT. the severe consequence...
by kit
19 Oct 2018 02:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629258

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

There is nothing to be proud of UAE minister's visit to HAL. They are simply planning to develop their own aircraft industry. All HAL is doing is introducing technology to a future competitor. That rather myopic or atleast you are tethering yourself to a very short period based view, IMHO. What abo...
by kit
17 Oct 2018 16:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Intelligence and National Security Discussion
Replies: 979
Views: 83946

Re: Intelligence and National Security Discussion

How Chinese intelligence operates https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/sting-operation-lifts-lid-chinese-espionage The case was unprecedented: On Oct. 10, Belgium extradited a Chinese intelligence officer to the United States after an Ohio court had indicted the operative on charges of "econo...
by kit
17 Oct 2018 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018
Replies: 86
Views: 24789

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion - July 2018

How Chinese intelligence operates https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/sting-operation-lifts-lid-chinese-espionage The case was unprecedented: On Oct. 10, Belgium extradited a Chinese intelligence officer to the United States after an Ohio court had indicted the operative on charges of "econo...
by kit
14 Oct 2018 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4762
Views: 608815

Re: Artillery: News & Discussion

Amass a 1000 artillery guns on the paki border and let them loose at any terrorist ..or better to use specialised ones to burrow tunnels :((
by kit
10 Oct 2018 18:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4058
Views: 332562

Re: Internal Security Watch

Suspected spy for Pakistan's ISI arrested at BrahMos unit in Nagpur; accused charged for allegedly leaking missile secrets Suspected spy for Pakistan's ISI arrested at BrahMos unit in Nagpur; accused charged for allegedly leaking missile secrets India FP Staff Oct 08, 2018. Teams of the Uttar Prade...
by kit
09 Oct 2018 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

abhik wrote:Yes, a true League of Nations SAM inventory :x


just to make things interesting for any enemy SEAD :mrgreen:
by kit
09 Oct 2018 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

Kashi wrote:Biggest ever deal? Is it bigger than the Chinese acquisition?


as with all Indo Russian arms deals, only some details are public, the S400 looks like a juicy red balloon to mask a bunch of contracts and subcontracts
by kit
09 Oct 2018 23:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

mody wrote:News report claiming leak of Brahmos capability by DRDO employee to paki agents. Don't know how serious it is.


If the Indian intelligence has not gamed this earlier, they have only themselves to blame. It was just a matter of time
by kit
05 Oct 2018 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 540
Views: 43953

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

why is America not so concerned about other non S 400 military deals?
by kit
05 Oct 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

ramana wrote:S-400 is not just range but capability.
IAF does need the capability for defending certain airbases.
No more discussion.

Are we in the mode to critique every decision whether we have information or not?


and that does seem like a knee-jerk reaction for some :mrgreen: .. no thinking required :((
by kit
05 Oct 2018 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 3240
Views: 530561

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China Is Developing Space Lasers To Detect Submarines 1,640 Feet Underwater Typical Star Wars type solutions and hype. How will the Laser work on bad weather day? And if this thing works why fire it from a satellite? why not from a ship? The US has already deployed space based laser communications ...
by kit
28 Sep 2018 01:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 809
Views: 143523

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://navaltoday.com/2018/09/14/south-korea-launches-its-first-mid-class-submarine/ Featuring a length of 83.3 meters and a width of 9.6 meters, the new diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine can accommodate 50 people. The boats are also fitted with vertical launch tubes capable of ...
by kit
28 Sep 2018 01:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 3392
Views: 335506

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

chetak, What got me mad was to find that HAL had the 5/year mfg line for Tejas! And later added 3/yr. With 5/year even 100 aircraft would take 20 years. The 20+20 would have taken 8 years to make. What were they thinking? And then the second green field line was added. wasn't that the reason the se...
by kit
26 Sep 2018 02:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Understanding the US - Again
Replies: 2132
Views: 180439

Re: Understanding the US- Again

ramana wrote:I think US should go ahead.
It ends the frenemy phase.


better that way , the earlier that happens
by kit
23 Sep 2018 21:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5095
Views: 971673

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017

And where will we source that DU from? From neighbourhood chaiwala? for one thing use of depleted uranium rounds is extremely irresponsible., its irradiating a large part of land inhospitable for centuries. granted it is far dense than a tungsten round but its a definite no in a humanitarian sense
by kit
15 Sep 2018 02:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3009
Views: 629258

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

enaiel wrote:Does anyone know when HAL actually received the funds for the second line? I'm guessing it was sometime in 2017.
Also, we might see a delay in getting SP-21 because FOC SoP is not frozen yet.


looks like without another line the numbers will never be in time :x

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