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by Neerajsoman
09 Dec 2010 21:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 912505

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The cost of weapons will only be justified if the weapons are compatible across the IAF and Navy fleet. The stupidity of managing complex stores is catching up with the IAF. It is expensive enough to have separate munitions for French, Russian and UK origin aircraft (the Jaguar mariatime strike airc...
by Neerajsoman
04 Feb 2010 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCH
Replies: 27
Views: 4145

Re: LCH

IB4TL!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Neerajsoman
02 Feb 2010 20:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: PAK-FA Thread - First flight
Replies: 495
Views: 191047

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

Anyone know if the IAF plans to replace the Su-30MKI's AL-31FP with the AL-41F? The AL-41F was designed with upgradation in mind and requires no modification to the airframe or engine nacelles. I had heard that a major upgrade in 2012 would involve engine replacement and replacement of the NIIP N-01...
by Neerajsoman
14 Dec 2009 03:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: China Military Watch

Assume a war scenario:20days intense conflict;2 PLA Group Armies@45,000 men each=90,000 men+support troops=150,000 men (AP Front). Logistics required@30kgs/soldier=150K*30*20 = 90,000tonnes. Now, the Tibet rail is expected to carry 2.1million tons freight in 2010. Using only this service, the PLA c...
by Neerajsoman
14 Dec 2009 01:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: China Military Watch

Neeraj, That kinda proves my point. No, it does not prove your point - it only proves that the Chinese have had plenty of experience with major conflicts since 1949. Now I feel like I am stuck in an infinite loop. I give a full picture, you cherry-pick whatever you want, and I start over. To break ...
by Neerajsoman
14 Dec 2009 01:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: LCA news and discussion

Please explain the following points: 1. Which long supply lines are you talking about? 2.How was the Soviet land warfare doctrine, with Deep Battle Concept and Operational Manoeuver Groups, a conservative doctrine? 3.How much time do you think GOI/Indian Armed Forces to foment guerilla warfare and ...
by Neerajsoman
14 Dec 2009 00:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 652738

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

In Red Flag, we were still pulling over corner-speed turns, with our noses too close to the horizon, losing altitude (and hence potential energy). the very point of TVC is nose-pointing ability without going into stall speed in order to achieve the best firing attitude . IAF's 1v1 record was exempl...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 652738

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Typhoon is just at the beginning of its service life from here on it gets better be it Electronics/Sensors/Weapons , Engine T/W ratio , LO and maneuverability if 3D TVC is opted for. By that token, the Typhoon has been at the "beginning of its service life" for nearly 7 years. The Europea...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 22:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 844755

Re: LCA news and discussion

One thought. We do have lot of importent places like Gujarath with lot of economically importent place. Mumbai oil rigs whole of north east, Andaman Nikobar Islands and so on wherein we may need a point defence fighter. Why not produce a good no of mk1 type of LCA and use them for that purpose. Don...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: China Military Watch

Neerajsoman wrote: Our advantage is that the border region on China's side is virtually uninhabited for 500 miles with mountainous terrain. Even with China's massive strides in infrastructure and mobilization, their weakness is their necessarily long supply lines. Surgical strikes and low-intensity...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 20:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: China Military Watch

accepting what you stated, this sudden reversion to a light weight MBT design (could be a ~35 tonne in the weight class of type 69) from the type 99 (~ 56 tonnes) is perplexing. Frankly, the Chinese aren't all that much better than us when it comes to original design capability. Even the Type 99 is...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: LCA news and discussion

The Pakistani strategy does not work for the same reasons that some of the better Indian commanders and strategists have demonstrated to a limited degree time and again - over a large frontage the advantage is always to the side with the greater mass and quantity. Quality, on a narrow battle-front,...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 19:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 844755

Re: LCA news and discussion

SaiK wrote:BLISK and SC technologies are a must for Kaveri Mk2.


Whoa there, cowboy. Let's get the Kaveri Mk.1 to the standard we want first.

Then we can try to emulate GE, Pratt & Whitney all we want for the next thirty years after that...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 19:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: China Military Watch

A Light weight MBT design in 21st century .. i think is this is the only instance . IMHO they are being specifically built for mountain combat in the northern and eastern frontiers of PRC. Well, you kind of have to decide what an MBT is. I does sticking a 125mm cannon on a Scimitar light tank make ...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 18:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 844755

Re: LCA news and discussion

You can't exactly shove any engine into any airframe. The issue with the Kaveri is that it produces too little thrust for a powerplant its size. You'll just get a barrel-like, heavy midget aircraft with poor acceleration if you put the Kaveri into the AJT. on the contrary kaveri is overpowered for ...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 18:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 652738

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

reverse engineering can only go so far Well, we certainly haven't taken it far enough. DRDO is so concerned with indigenisation, it has insisted on re-inventing the wheel every time. Until recently we were still stuck on Nehruvian principles in our design processes--the kind that rejected a donatio...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 17:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1072889

Re: LCA news and discussion

Alos, in one paki forum i was shocked to see that there are more than 2 production lines of j-10 in china with capacity of manufacutring at least 2 aircraft per month. Just imagine the fast growing rate of this fighter which gained its Full operatinal clearance in 2005 and 180 of them has been indu...
by Neerajsoman
13 Dec 2009 17:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2897
Views: 844755

Re: LCA news and discussion

Cant the kaveri with its current thrust be used in an AJT? You can't exactly shove any engine into any airframe. The issue with the Kaveri is that it produces too little thrust for a powerplant its size. You'll just get a barrel-like, heavy midget aircraft with poor acceleration if you put the Kave...
by Neerajsoman
23 Aug 2009 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 456611

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Cripes, I'm sure I would pursue any leads on that last post, if I could decipher the incomprehensible gibberish. Reading the original Cyrillic article, though, I think we can safely pigeonhole it into the rumor/speculation category. They have written a largely pompous article in which they tout the ...
by Neerajsoman
19 Aug 2009 10:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 456611

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

The PAK-FA would likely have an internal weapons bas as well as external conformal hardpoints, as hardpoints on the wings increase RCA by a larger margin. Additionally, it would seem that the Russians are discarding the R-77's potato-masher fins for a more conventional design. Remember that the pota...
by Neerajsoman
04 Aug 2008 20:12
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008
Replies: 850
Views: 253233

Re: IAF at Red Flag / Nellis AFB 2008

Work up phase – IAF team gets in shape for ex Red Flag - PIB


Trust the press trust of India to spell Idaho wrong. Does anyone wanna start a newspaper? Pretty sick of reading tabloid-esque news in TOI, Rediff and the rest of those rags.
by Neerajsoman
23 May 2008 13:17
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Casting doubt on Indian nuclear weapon designs and yields
Replies: 254
Views: 54666

I think we may be barking up the wrong tree. Intellectual curiosity aside, it may be in India's best interests to keep the yields of her nuclear weapons a secret. It is common knowledge that Israel has the capacity to produce thermonuclear weapons. To test for the sake of international validity woul...
by Neerajsoman
01 Nov 2006 02:24
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 66649

These two statements clearly show that you know didly squat about Israel and the events surrounding the partition vote of 1948 Don't bring up UN votes. Israel has little or no respect for the UN in any case viz the recent lebanese fiasco over 2 soldiers, occupation of 77% of territory, far beyond t...
by Neerajsoman
01 Nov 2006 01:57
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 66649

I don't know, but I am willing to bet you want to argue it is the second. Au contraire Mr. Singh... I would argue that any attack that involves a radioactive device is, in essence, a nuclear attack. as for smuggling by sea, or rann of kutch, i would think that you would need more than a posse of isl...
by Neerajsoman
01 Nov 2006 00:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 66649

The cost of nuclear strike on India must be made prohibitive to the porkies. If the porkie-jehadis (pj, hereafter) are willing to sacrifice a part or whole of their country using the rationale that their "faith will survive", then you have no deterrence unless you are willing to lash out....
by Neerajsoman
01 Nov 2006 00:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: First Use of Nuclear Weapons
Replies: 303
Views: 66649

"our antics". I hold that statement beneath contempt. Kicking a bunch of Palestinians and Lebanese off their land after arriving in ships via the Med? If not fascist, are these not inequitable antics? Even if it was balfour who drew the line 30 or so years before, YES, they were your anti...

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