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by kit
20 Jan 2018 20:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 3556
Views: 242484

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

There are some capability overlaps b/w the radars including some software and hardware reuse. However, the AN/APG-81 aperture has a hybrid approach to its architecture and is essentially feeding raw data to the fusion engine which also incorporates the CNI system for autonomous TID using all 4 ship...
by kit
17 Jan 2018 05:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1089
Views: 82037

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

I suppose now mcduck would have a bad night and scream for a showdown with NO ko for ruining his night .. it could be sooner with some help from NYT Washington post etc :mrgreen:
by kit
14 Jan 2018 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5152
Views: 454199

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rakesh wrote:SEF may still happen, but it will follow all the MoD procedures and take its own sweet time. And at that point, SEF will likely be pointless.

i beg to differ sir ! .. just count the numbers upto 10 years .. the IAF will still need more .. its a mess but then !!
by kit
14 Jan 2018 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5152
Views: 454199

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

i suppose the Tejas will continue its double digit rate production pa, hopefully a private company can join in and do full scale assemblies and thus a third line ., but even then there will be *some* requirement for a piecemeal single fighter procurement ..
by kit
14 Jan 2018 04:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

V.poor taste indeed and arrogance displayed.If the IN personnel are housed miles away from the base and dockyard,how on earth will they be able to respond in time during an attack from the Pakis? Saying that the "navy must go to Pakistan" instead also betrays his woefuul knowledge of mil....
by kit
08 Jan 2018 06:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 473
Views: 55133

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

^ Given the above, I agree with NRao that we have about 25 years to build up to face China alone [No Quad and ambivalent if not hostile neighbors] in the IOR region. This with the understanding that US will continue trying to retain its position as the top dog in the international system and in Asi...
by kit
08 Jan 2018 06:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 473
Views: 55133

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

In the larger scheme of things Taiwan and Korea don't matter. Japan to some extent due to its tech, otherwise it is too small a nation. Just like the US which control Atlantic and Pacific, the chinis want to control Pacific and more important the Indian ocean. They can do by having a Asian nato and...
by kit
07 Jan 2018 22:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Chola, how long do these RFI processes take :wink: How long did MMRCA take? There are 11 steps in DPP. Bureaucrats can’t say no directly but they can keep prolonging the process far into the future for someone else to deal with. Money is not there to fund all that is being asked for by the Indian A...
by kit
07 Jan 2018 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1847
Views: 271908

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

China's third domestic aircraft carrier likely to be deployed in Indian Ocean https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/chinas-third-domestic-aircraft-carrier-likely-to-be-deployed-in-indian-ocean201801061340550001/ ^^^ Read the above and then visit these links.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chines...
by kit
07 Jan 2018 02:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1847
Views: 271908

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

This should not really be surprising, most of the worlds largest (non military) ships like Maersk Triple E-class, Oasis-class cruise ship etc. were built 2-3 years flat. Even most of the Nimitz class were built in around 5 years. The Carrier Types 001A, 002 and 003 get confused sometimes by the med...
by kit
07 Jan 2018 02:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 1847
Views: 271908

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

one thing is the russians must be devious in the extreme about masking their IP if after 30 years of licence building flankers and engines and throwing money at it, the WSxy engines are still not production std and instead of stabilizing one engine they keep jumping from a to b to c always promisin...
by kit
05 Jan 2018 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1166
Views: 187618

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Now, the US has announced sanctions on TSP, it would impact their solahs and Amraams. what is the shelf life of Amraam? without US maint support? this will give us some breathing time to mature Astra versions. That's for a quid pro quo..would be surprised if it lasts more than 6 months !!....I woul...
by kit
03 Jan 2018 23:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112955

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Not really its all dollar/oil denomination . The money was spent on the american military and contractors . much like what china is now "oboring" other countries., enriching itself. GWOT since Oct. 2001 has done serious damage to the financial health of America. In 2001 the national debt ...
by kit
03 Jan 2018 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3844
Views: 373993

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Future is machines Vs machines. Then end of warfare because of MAD considerations. At least between developed nations. one step beyond .. it will be AI vs AI .. "thinking" missile swarms , self healing armour , active camouflage , active stealth , nano " active" composites with ...
by kit
31 Dec 2017 18:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AEW&C News & Discussion
Replies: 2558
Views: 444918

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

We should ideally have one AWACS type and one fueller for every squadron. Add one per year of each type. These are as necessary as fighters if we want high performance in battle. One AWACs and one refueller per squadron? :shock: :shock: So 33 of each in service when we are pushing back on even 6 re...
by kit
29 Dec 2017 00:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2529
Views: 324908

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The below is an amazingly written article. Very level headed. I’m not sure this is the best thread but I couldn’t find anywhere else. Posting in full as it is a great read. Why the fight for Tejas and Arjun is not just about defence forces This one definitely isn’t the typical fight witnessed withi...
by kit
28 Dec 2017 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2767
Views: 434088

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The israelis has mounted the iron dome on ships ..They are thinking on the lines of defence against missile swarms
by kit
27 Dec 2017 05:10
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4398
Views: 212695

Re: Deterrence

On this one issue, I wholeheartedly agree that India should follow the US lead :) Promote education, not nuclear weapons: Dr Mitra Now, it is time that India shuns nuclear weapons and takes initiative to convince nuclear weapons states to join the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons to phase out the...
by kit
26 Dec 2017 21:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 130027

Re: Analyzing CPEC

X Posted on the Terroristan Thread China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor BEIJING: China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China'...
by kit
26 Dec 2017 21:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 130027

Re: Analyzing CPEC

Dawn Link - Chinese engineer goes missing in Kahuta A Chinese engineer went missing on Wednesday while working on a tunnel linked to a river for the Karot power project in Kahuta. Police, intelligence officials and special protection unit (SPU) personnel have launched a search operation in and arou...
by kit
26 Dec 2017 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Analyzing CPEC
Replies: 1026
Views: 130027

Re: Analyzing CPEC

China Pakjab Excrenomic Corridor : From occupied Kashmir to Occupied Balochistan 8liaBr9xLPA India just needs to stay away from that obhor !! .. build / replicate that with some deep pocket countries ., (you take the interest and let us build .. for eg India Japan ! ).. lets use all those foreign r...
by kit
26 Dec 2017 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2084
Views: 325150

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Just curious..Is there a self destruct button for errant UAVs ? Two things can happen: 1) Datalink is jammed and UAV programming aborts mission and returns home 2) Drone guidance is fooled and it thinks it landed in source country but in fact it landed in enemy country (see capture). This was an ol...
by kit
26 Dec 2017 20:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112955

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV



Not really its all dollar/oil denomination . The money was spent on the american military and contractors . much like what china is now "oboring" other countries., enriching itself.
by kit
26 Dec 2017 20:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 980
Views: 112955

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

NSS is a statement of US interests that restricts India to specific region & role - Dr Harinder Sekhon The US released its National Security Strategy outlining a range of policies and priorities designed to "make America great again". In a campaign-style speech, Trump announced that &...
by kit
26 Dec 2017 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2084
Views: 325150

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

So this only buys you the drone? What about training, modifications to support Indian data-links, Indian SATCOM terminals etc, what about the sensor package and logistics? Any offsets involved? Taking a top line and dividing it by the projected number may work with the largely ignorant (on defense ...
by kit
25 Dec 2017 18:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/us-military-firms-want-security-of-classified-defence-info-in-india-for-jvs/articleshow/62008166.cms Thanks for supporting my laziness, kit :) . The request from the US makes sense, as they are apparently opening the kimono and sharing IP. My earlie...
by kit
25 Dec 2017 16:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2767
Views: 434088

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Looking at the previous posts one comes to the realisation future of Indian warfare vs China will be fought in defence labs first as tech vs tech .. all the more important to support DRDOs efforts .They will need to retain their top talent
by kit
25 Dec 2017 06:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2767
Views: 434088

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Battery getting drained suddenly usually happens in Android phones with old batts at 20% of design capacity when cpu makes a large power demand on it Apple has a much criticised fix for it lol Could just be a bad duracell battery nakli made in cheen built in obsolescence ..apple is known to do it t...
by kit
24 Dec 2017 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

the yanks reportedly wants India to enter into a "intellectual property" protection agreement before any "tech" transfers .. so keep buying no copies. The China scare will keep India buying and buying enriching them while Russia will play China and India. Thanks Kit. Do you have...
by kit
24 Dec 2017 06:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2767
Views: 434088

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

thats a very unique & strange way of TDing a fighter! for a space rocket I can understand some sub-scale stuff to proof techs but no conventional fighter. all the modern ones have always been of the full up size, though design mods were done after TD testing the chinese J35 and J20 also started...
by kit
23 Dec 2017 20:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2767
Views: 434088

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is there any Indian initiative for cheap missile swarms for overwhelming enemy defences in a dense SAM environment? ..both the Americans and Chinese seem to going full blast in this direction!
by kit
23 Dec 2017 01:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

As per wiki it is wire guided. I assume the ship launched version won't be wire guided but the sub will, so there is that difference too and IMHO it is a pretty big difference. I doubt it's the patent which is blocking it. There may be something in the contract which prevents us from copying the cr...
by kit
23 Dec 2017 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Singha wrote:I have a strong feeling every french system is compromised to cheen either direct or via moles in australia or arab nations


i would say most foreign systems (including American ) can be compromised via their second or third tier suppliers ... only indigenous stuff are proof to some extent .
by kit
23 Dec 2017 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2767
Views: 434088

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

srai wrote:
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BTW, US was offering to sell us the Hawk, judging that is what we could deploy. The Akash now puts paid to that entire saga.


Pretty hilarious that Hawk SAM was offered :mrgreen: I guess it's like the F-16 offer for SEF ...



rather "should" :-? .
by kit
18 Dec 2017 02:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 2767
Views: 434088

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Any news about the on and off "Surya", said to be the real deal? Some Countries do not acknowledge it like Arihant until it's time to reveal poker hand and surprise the enemy. Even enemies knows about it which is why they try to poke India to reveal the hand. I will not be surprised if In...
by kit
17 Dec 2017 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1366
Views: 122504

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

why ? Cause hunter killers need the speed and acceleration . They are the jet fighters of the submarine world unlike the boomers which are the bombers and can afford to prowl at slower speeds. i dont think a submarine can outrun a torpedo or missile coming its way ., especially the modern homing to...
by kit
16 Dec 2017 20:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Saw reports that the Scorpene leak is really damaging. Seems like every phoren maal has its own baggage attached. I am all for addition of many Kilo class, we can build them in numbers too in India. From a veteran Indian Navy submariner - Vice Admiral A K Singh (Retd); Scorpene Leak: Safety of Indi...
by kit
16 Dec 2017 20:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3829
Views: 526975

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Karthik S wrote:What's technology based fighters?


the ones that are easily serviced and maintained using technology .. better uptimes and sustained/improved capability through replaceable units .. like the mirages and ..LCA !
by kit
16 Dec 2017 15:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indian Foreign Policy
Replies: 1915
Views: 153893

Re: Indian Foreign Policy

X-post from the Tracking India's Membership...thread It appears that a formal offer was indeed made to Nehru for a seat at the UN P5 and Nehru turned down the "American bait" :roll: When Nehru Refused American Bait on a Permanent Seat for India at the UN Letters between Nehru and India’s ...

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