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by Div
14 Jun 2001 08:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 30771

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

Rudra,<P>Good post on the next step in CM technology that India needs to pursue.
by Div
13 Jun 2001 09:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 30771

Re: Brahmos Missile - News and Discussion

So does BrahMos = Brah_Moskit?<P><BR>Nix that thought...just read the Pioneer editoroial. I guess it gets the name from the combination of <I>Brahmaputra</I> and <I>Moscow</I> rivers.<p>[This message has been edited by Div (edited 12-06-2001).]
by Div
31 May 2001 09:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites
Replies: 31
Views: 10328

Re: A comprehensive guide to Indian defence sites

Up! Lets give it another go around.
by Div
18 Feb 2001 12:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit
Replies: 49
Views: 22783

Re: Information on the Admiral Gorshkov refit

David,<P>Check the Airshow thread; most members were quite impressed with the Mig-29K.
by Div
06 Feb 2001 06:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 32800

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Raj Malhotra:<BR><B>incidently does somebody know about the upgrade programme of T-72. it is supposedly going on at a slow rate. which systems from which country?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Check out this article on D...
by Div
05 Feb 2001 11:42
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 32800

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

Here's the actual article, interesting read. I don't remember hearing this about the Merkava in any of the public news outlets.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.freeman.org/m_online/sep00/winston.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.freeman.org/m_online/sep00/winston.htm</A>
by Div
05 Feb 2001 11:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 32800

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

I read somewhere that Barak had agreed to stop production of the Merkava and instead have the IDF buy M1A1 Abrams in the future. Any truth to this?
by Div
05 Feb 2001 03:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Production of Arjun tank to start soon
Replies: 82
Views: 32800

Re: Production of Arjun tank to start soon

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nandai:<BR><B>Does the IA use TOWs?<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No. Just,<P>• Milan 2<BR>• AT-3 Sagger (being phased out)<BR>• AT-4 Spigot<BR>• AT-5 Spandrel<BR>• SS-11-B1 (used against bunkers)<BR>• Harpon (used a...
by Div
27 Dec 2000 12:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: LCA ground run & some other questions
Replies: 102
Views: 48904

Re: LCA ground run & some other questions

Arun,<P>The possible use of the AL-31 in the LCA makes sense...but I don't know if there will be any problems with the dimensions (could there be?).
by Div
14 Aug 2000 10:21
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

Mirage 2000-5 MKII = Mirage 2000-9.<P>Agree with Michael, the SMT variant exists only in prototype. I am not even sure if the Russians have succeeded in creating an SMT upgrade for their existing Mig-29s. IMO, the most potent Mig-29 out there today is probably the M version used by Malaysia, and it ...
by Div
13 Aug 2000 22:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

Nandai,<P>The LCA is an inherently unstable design - which is why it requires the complicated FBW. Ideally one would like the AJT to be forgiving to the learning pilot - this takes the LCA out of that role.
by Div
13 Aug 2000 12:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

From the HT article above:<P><I>"Since 1997, at least 61 fighter aircraft of the IAF have crashed. This includes 57 MiGs, of which a major proportion if the '21' variant, the IAF's frontline fighter since 1965. At 28, peace-time crashes last year were the highest in the decade of the 1990s, which re...
by Div
12 Aug 2000 21:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nandai:<BR><B> I dont know how many PGMs a Mirage 2000-9 can carry compared to the SU-30 though, probably not as many, but I wouldnt care that much.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I was just checking an older AFM whic...
by Div
12 Aug 2000 21:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sonu:<BR><B> The upgrade for the Mig-21s involves making structural changes to the airframe and also adding to its stability.....Also the upgraded Migs,I am certain will be more airworthy and therby we can expect ...
by Div
10 Aug 2000 06:54
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>But all this is happening too slowly!!! Why doesn't anybody raise a stink over these endless delays? The Mig-21-93 ugrade has been "underway" for so many years now, and only two aircraft to show for it? How many SU-30's have been upgr...
by Div
10 Aug 2000 04:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

While on the topic of $$$, Tim's thread on the July IISS memo is also relevant.<P><I>"The remaining thirty percent of the defence budget (Rs.180 billion or $4 billion) will be used for research and capital expenditure such as weapons procurement. The budget for the Defence Research and Development O...
by Div
10 Aug 2000 03:40
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

The article Sat is referring to is here:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.timesofindia.com/today/10indi8.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.timesofindia.com/today/10indi8.htm</A> <P>It also mentions the following:<P><I>"On the issue of conversion of SU-30s, the<BR> minister, while admitting there was a delay,<BR>...
by Div
10 Aug 2000 03:00
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

Rama,<P>India won't go for license production of the Su-30MKIs unless they actually have an MKI version to look at, fly etc (common sense). By most estimates, this version won't be available to the IAF before 2002-3. So I only added 1 more sqdn to the 2 that can be made from original 50 (assuming a ...
by Div
10 Aug 2000 01:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

Michael, the scrapping rest of the Mig-21s is part of my 'wish list'. I hope that someone in the right place also has such a notion.
by Div
09 Aug 2000 09:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

Michael, here is an another 'realistic' list for the IAF. I think that this is the best they can do, and if they can get 10 tankers and 4 AWACS, they will be pretty happy. So, here goes...<P>2005:<BR>176 Mig-27s - All upgraded (8 sqdns)<BR>125 Mig-21-93s (5 sqdns)<BR>120 Jaguars (5 sqdns)<BR>72 Mira...
by Div
09 Aug 2000 02:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dbpatra:<BR>[B]Div, I completely agree with 90% of your rebuttal and most of the facts, but I still disagree with some aspects and your fundamental point. <P>I don't think that USAF operates a reduced number of ty...
by Div
09 Aug 2000 00:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dbpatra:<BR>What about the LCA ?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Good question...will know for sure 5-10 years from now. For now, I don't think the IAF is expecting anything soon and they need to have contingency plans.<P> <BL...
by Div
08 Aug 2000 20:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

For those of you trying to sell Mig-21s...especially to African nations. India has a 3-400 of these planes; these countries buy 6-10 max. What about the other 390? The Romanians and other FWP countries have been re-furbishing and selling them in the continent for the past few years. It seems like ev...
by Div
08 Aug 2000 10:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

Guys,<P>Check the July ISS thread started by Tim; kind of a reality check. It all comes down to the $$$.
by Div
08 Aug 2000 07:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 replacement estimates
Replies: 60
Views: 21890

Re: MiG-21 replacement estimates

Agree with Michael, the Mig-21s should be re-designated as QMig-21. Only to be used as target drones...time to see how good these AA-10s really are.<P>About replacement costs; no country is gonna give India a sweet deal on license production today. Simple economics, we need replacements and have few...
by Div
27 Jul 2000 22:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?
Replies: 45
Views: 15724

Re: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?

Can someone positively id the missle that Rama is referring to.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Current/Mig-27/MiG-27e.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Current/Mig-27/MiG-27e.jpg</A> <P>Assuming that the BR missle list is accurate, I would narrow it d...
by Div
20 Jul 2000 23:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?
Replies: 45
Views: 15724

Re: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?

Spinster...you mean RAAF instead of RAF, right?
by Div
20 Jul 2000 21:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?
Replies: 45
Views: 15724

Re: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?

I just made a quick visit to FAS and have a question.<P>Is the Sharpshooter the targetting version of the Lantirn (Lantrin has seperate nav and targetting pods)?
by Div
20 Jul 2000 20:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?
Replies: 45
Views: 15724

Re: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?

Vivek,<P>I have heard a bit about the pod shortage as well. The ANG units are being forced to get Israeli equipment. I will try to look for where I read this...but don't count on it.
by Div
20 Jul 2000 07:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?
Replies: 45
Views: 15724

Re: Can IAF Mig-27s do high-altitude bombing?

Don't expect the Kh-31s to be able to destroy buildings or fortified targets. They only have a 90kg warhead and are best left for the ARM role (and ofcourse the AShM model).
by Div
19 Jul 2000 02:03
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: National Security Review
Replies: 1
Views: 4418

Re: National Security Review

Fyi, here is the inventory of PLAAF (not including air assets of PLAN and PLA). Compiled by AKC; <P>---<P>Organization: 420,000 personnel (160,000 conscripts), including 220,000 in air-defense and 200,000 in aviation. A total of 4 Air Army Headquarters (1st at Changchun, 7th at Nanning, 8th at Fuzho...
by Div
11 Jul 2000 20:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 & Balderdash
Replies: 56
Views: 23559

Re: MiG-21 & Balderdash

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Also, while I'm sure we could start a new discussion about the worth and success of the operations over Kosovo or Kargil last year...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Tom, <P>Fyi, there is a lot of info about this and other Kargil issues in the arc...
by Div
07 Jul 2000 09:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Akash and its nuclear payload
Replies: 55
Views: 15069

Re: Akash and its nuclear payload

Was it the Sa-5 that was stationed around Moscow with nuke warheads, meant to destroy incoming ICBMs?
by Div
06 Jul 2000 03:52
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 & Balderdash
Replies: 56
Views: 23559

Re: MiG-21 & Balderdash

Things are calmer on the AFM forum...the Pukes are buggin out.
by Div
22 Jun 2000 22:05
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ
Replies: 39
Views: 12909

Re: Indian Nuclear Weapons FAQ

About the Mirage 2000's range:<P>The "Encyclopedia of World Aircraft" states a general Mirage 2000 range with aux fuel tanks of 3335km(2,073m).<P>An older reference, "The Complete Encyclopedia of modern weapons..." has a seperate section on the Mirage 2000N and states the range as being 1850km with ...
by Div
27 Sep 1999 10:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: IIT Kanpur develops new block-cipher system for IN
Replies: 11
Views: 4052

Re: IIT Kanpur develops new block-cipher system for IN

>>I hope so. I wonder if the NSA is shaking<BR>in its boots. I have heard that they claim<BR>there is no code that they<BR>can't break simply because they<BR>can throw more computing power at<BR>the problem than anyone else. <<<P>Not quite, you can easily make a cipher that can theoretically take bi...
by Div
10 Sep 1999 02:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Harrier vs Mirage V/III
Replies: 22
Views: 10895

Re: Harrier vs Mirage V/III

Apart from the USMC, IN and RN; the two other countries operating Harriers are Spain and Italy.

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