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by PaulJI
03 Apr 2009 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3370
Views: 455868

Re: International naval news.

In the vastness of the ocean and that too, increasing the "space" since submarines go underwater unlike surface ships, colliding randomly is close to statistically impossible... It won't have been random. They won't use the whole ocean, but carefully chosen routes, between waypoints where...
by PaulJI
03 Apr 2009 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 17977

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

saptarishi wrote:its not a300 but A340 MRTT,THE MOst powerful tanker transpot aircraft in the world

No, A330 MRTT. There is no A340 MRTT, only the A310 (modified from used aircraft) & A330 (new built).
by PaulJI
02 Dec 2008 19:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

Are some members supporting piracy? Why the continued support for the Sirichai or what ever story? Is the POV that IN is not telling the truth? This is (mostly - apart from some chauvinism) a reasoned discussion, dealing with possible errors in interpretation of a situation, & what those errors...
by PaulJI
01 Dec 2008 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

the likely scenario: this particular vessel was a perfect candidate for a mother-ship and the pirates had evacuated the crew (or murdered them) and were using the vessel at the time purely as a mother-ship. Evidence! You are talking about "likely scenarios", & probabilities, & try...
by PaulJI
30 Nov 2008 02:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

Not disbelieving that the ship was attacked. But I don't think the original crew was on-board at the time. Then where are they? And why would the survivor lie? He has nothing to gain from it. hard to believe that the fishing crew were on-board and the pirates chose to adopt a hostile stance against...
by PaulJI
29 Nov 2008 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

Paul, for you. PIB Press Release Ministry of Defence INS Tabar, which is currently in the Gulf of Aden for Anti-Piracy Surveillance and Patrol Operations, encountered a pirate vessel, 285 NM South West of Salalah (Oman) on the evening of 18 Nov 08, with two speed boats in tow. This vessel was simil...
by PaulJI
29 Nov 2008 02:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 33516

Re: International Military Discussion

German Super Tanks of the World War 2 Era. They were proposed and Even the prototypes were Built. But were Not used in the Battle-field. The First one is P-1000 Ratte. ... Next is the P-1500 "Monster". This one was sparingly used. http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/mauspic/dora.jpg Prop...
by PaulJI
29 Nov 2008 01:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

serious international newspapers are carrying articles about pirate situation but not mentioning this alleged mistaken identity angle - meaning that those in the know are not worrying about it - since the better newspapers would have checked their sources. neither should we. khalas What serious int...
by PaulJI
29 Nov 2008 01:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

- well, you'd better hope that you're never taken hostage anywhere where the local authorities share your attitude - or do you think that it would be right for them to kill you, as well as your captors? What is expected of them is to keep track of what is going on, & make decisions based on as ...
by PaulJI
27 Nov 2008 20:05
Forum: Terrorism Archive
Topic: Terror Attacks in Mumbai
Replies: 1912
Views: 92338

Re: Terror Attacks in Mumbai

My sympathy to those who have been injured, bereaved, or suffered any other loss. I find it hard to believe that such a well-organised attack could have been posed by a previously unknown internal group. Others here know more than I do, but nor am I aware of any previously known internal group both ...
by PaulJI
27 Nov 2008 16:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

First of all, you should get the sequence of events right. The IMB was informed the vessel had been attacked & probably seized by pirates before the encounter with the INS Tabar. Also, no nonsense about fish not burning. It wasn't fishing, but en route between Oman & Yemen. Ajay Pratap - can...
by PaulJI
27 Nov 2008 03:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

For protecting innocent lives Thailand should not send fishing ships to Somalia. What indian navy has done is right and I am proud of IN. Thailand does not send fishing boats anywhere. Thai citizens & companies that own fishing boats are free to sail them where they wish. As long as they break ...
by PaulJI
26 Nov 2008 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

For protecting innocent lives Thailand should not send fishing ships to Somalia. What indian navy has done is right and I am proud of IN. Thailand does not send fishing boats anywhere. Thai citizens & companies that own fishing boats are free to sail them where they wish. As long as they break ...
by PaulJI
21 Nov 2008 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy and International Anti-Piracy Ops
Replies: 1192
Views: 187184

Re: INS Tabar destroys pirate mothership

Singhaji it is true that trawlers can suffice as mother ships, but not for months on end for sure without doing anything. Somalia had around 10 piracy incidents in 2006, 30 odd in 2007 and rising in 2008. This clearly indicates that the number of mother ships involved is a low number. ... I saw an ...
by PaulJI
06 Nov 2008 20:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

What is the retirement plan for the MiGs. Are they going to be used as supersonic trainers or as testbeds? Gate Guardians and Museum displays That's a bit unfair to an aircraft that has reached mach 3.2. Perhaps they are too less in number for any other role. Isn't any rich ex-Soviet state [e.g. Be...
by PaulJI
31 Oct 2008 23:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 157905

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

There are two stages in the hydrogen cycle: stage1:Creating hydrogen (from fossil fuels, biofuels, water etc) stage2:Using hydrogen with a fuel cell to give water vapour and electrical energy that moves your automobile. zero emissions. no greenhouse gases. Hence we can see that if hydrogen can be s...
by PaulJI
31 Oct 2008 23:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 157905

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Producing hydrogen from renewable sources of energy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_Economy Vegetable oil A vegetable oil economy would use green plants and sunlight to make oil from water, CO2 and macro and micro-nutrients. ... Green plant derived oils are an example of a renewable energy st...
by PaulJI
26 Oct 2008 18:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 157905

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

we do not need the range and speed of the Tu160 to hit targets deep inside PRC as a suitable long range ALCM is best released from secure launch airspace within India. would be great to have a version of the MTA (if it ever appears from the paper phase :evil: ) fitted with a rotary launcher for 6 s...
by PaulJI
22 Oct 2008 15:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I noticed that Mr. Carlo Kopp has the following sentence in his article: In rotary wing mode the hover ceiling (OGE) is at 7,100 ft This is consistent with my estimates as well (although my preliminary results for HC-OGE was in the range of ~8,000 ft). This number is a telling tale in itself. Note ...
by PaulJI
16 Oct 2008 14:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

most of the rotor UAV designs of yore have been for tactical army use at the brigade or batallion level, hence quite small and lowish in range. Dornier did have some bigger puppies with a automated landing system based off a flatbed truck. I dont think any of them were carrying radars.. The Camcopt...
by PaulJI
14 Oct 2008 21:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 157905

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

vavinash wrote:The jist of the article seems to be retiring the Jags and tornados was wrong. I agree.

The Tornados haven't been retired, though some may be retired far too soon, & neither Jaguars nor Tornado IDS are air defence aircraft. They're irrelevant to the detection and interception of bombers.
by PaulJI
14 Oct 2008 21:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 157905

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

PaulJI Post "it changed course just 20 miles from UK territorial airspace. " i.e. didn't penetrate . If you're going to post links to garbage like The Scum , at least get the trash right. PaulJI, if 20 miles to UK territorial airspace is not penetration then what is penetration for you si...
by PaulJI
14 Oct 2008 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 157905

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Folks, here is an article describing how a Black jack penetrated UK airspace. Another interesting reference in the article is about how US stealth aircraft penetrated UK defenses. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1749464.ece "it changed course just 20 miles from UK territorial ...
by PaulJI
08 Oct 2008 01:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The frontal RCS even for a clean aircraft configuration (i.e. no external payload) the largest contribution to RCS is indeed from scattering from cockpit. unfortunately everything that is transparent to optical waves is also transparent to microwave radiation. Yamri khans stealth planes have addres...
by PaulJI
07 Oct 2008 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 33516

Re: International Military Discussion

Page 19 :: Italy's new carrier Page 14. Fascinating article on Russian AESA. The company making T/R modules for Phazotron says "We are not in the final production stage, but we have no doubt we can do that. We are close to a final production configuration". I think all those claiming that...
by PaulJI
06 Oct 2008 15:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

C-17??? Why go for a costly system for which logistics will have to be built up from scratch. IAf will end up with IL-76 MF no matter what. 60 tonne payload meets IAF's requirements perfectly. Because asking for two bids makes the Russians keen to please. Asking for a bid from one supplier is a sur...
by PaulJI
05 Oct 2008 23:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 359
Views: 33516

Re: International Military Discussion

I notice we don't have any forum on here for Indian analysis of historical battles from world history. Anyway, here is a humorous picture I recently came across: <snip> But the casualty stats make me wonder what the hell happened there. Can anyone explain these lopsided results? I'm also asking bec...
by PaulJI
03 Oct 2008 15:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The turboprop uses gears and appears like a propeller driven aircraft A turboprop does not "appear like" a propellor-driven aircraft, it is a propellor-driven aircraft - one in which the propellor is driven by a turbine. There are two different things here. 1. The source of power. This ca...
by PaulJI
30 Sep 2008 04:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 131704

Re: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only

Scroll down to F-16 - The biggest (& original) manufacturer of probe and drogue AAR refuelling equipment in the world, Cobham plc, is making a probe for the F-16. The Division secured an important development contract to supply telescopic probe hardware for the F-16 conformal air refuelling tank...
by PaulJI
26 Sep 2008 17:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 547949

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

are the israeli ones as big as this? inshallah, we should replace our static ground based 3D radars with networks of these type. more survivable and better low-flyer detection. Complete replacement is not practical, as aerostats are limited by weather. Have to be reeled in when the wind is too stro...
by PaulJI
25 Sep 2008 23:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 547949

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

I think he meant it in the reference of it not moving around etc. Like not having issues of range, endurance, manned crews etc that allow us to compare apples to apples. That sort of thing. -Vivek Yes, they're not mobile. But that isn't what he said. Tricky, though . . . I can't, offhand, think of ...
by PaulJI
25 Sep 2008 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 547949

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Aerostats are not airborne, they are in air but stationary so they will still wont be qualified in this thread :D Of course aerostats are airborne! Ask yourself a simple question: what would happen to an aerostat in a vacuum, i.e. if it was not surrounded by air? The answer is obvious, as are its i...
by PaulJI
21 Sep 2008 02:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

skher wrote:Perhaps,Astra can address the range issue with a parachute like the ALARM.

Doesn't increase the range. Increases loiter time.
by PaulJI
19 Sep 2008 15:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 188720

Re: International Military Discussion

so it seems the Ukrainians do not have a probe type AAR retrofit for the Midas and F-solah cannot hence be fed by these birds. so bandar and MirageIII would be it for now. There is at least one US-made probe retrofit designed (but not, AFAIK, in production) for the F-16, & an Israeli (obviously...
by PaulJI
19 Sep 2008 03:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

plus if your enemy's air force uses green flying suits, you do not want your pilots ejecting in enemy territory wearing blue flying suits to make them easily spottable from ten miles away :mrgreen: Meanwhile, your enemy is copying your blue suits :D . . . That cuts both ways, & is, in any case,...
by PaulJI
17 Sep 2008 16:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 131704

Re: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only

If IAF makes the mistake og going for one of the F-series fighters, will we also buy the KC-10/135 type tanker since IL-78 can't refuel them or will IAf demand they have refueling probes? F-18E has a probe, as the US navy uses probe and drogue. Fitting a probe to the F-16 is feasible, if the IAF as...
by PaulJI
17 Sep 2008 16:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Has the IAF lost all pride? :( ..and you base that on?? "We are keeping up with the trend". And everything else in that article. There is, of course, nothing wrong with changing the uniform. But in this case the reasons for the change, & the reasons for selecting the particular new un...
by PaulJI
16 Sep 2008 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 20473

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Has the IAF lost all pride? :(
by PaulJI
07 Sep 2008 19:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 911962

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

There is a difference between AEW, AEW&C and AWACS. Let's not mix them up. The Phalcon is an AWACS. The DRDO birds will be AEW&C, while the erieye is an AEW aircraft. -Vivek Not quite. AEW&C is a generic term for an aircraft with an early warning radar, which is capable of independent f...
by PaulJI
07 Sep 2008 03:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 418039

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

It's a growing trend to have 2-seater planes because as the fighters become true multi-roles and longer-ranged the workload on a pilot becomes too great. Yes the automation has been increasing but so has the threats on the battlefield as well as the complexity of the tasks. In critical situations, ...

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