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by SanjibGhosh
06 Dec 2009 18:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 785375

Re: LCA news and discussion

Now it has become fashion to say "official who doesn't want to be named" and write whatever he wants to write on the behalf of the imaginary official …… It always has been other way around, IAF always wanted to have more powerful engine in fact in the scale of 110 kn range and ADA was in ...
by SanjibGhosh
06 Dec 2009 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 785375

Re: LCA news and discussion

Now it has become fashion to say "official who doesn't want to be named" and write whatever he wants to write on the behalf of the imaginary official …… It always has been other way around, IAF always wanted to have more powerful engine in fact in the scale of 110 kn range and ADA was in f...
by SanjibGhosh
06 Dec 2009 12:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 587202

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

capability wise (weapons and sensor fit) the upg mirages will come very close to the lower end of the MRCA spectrum, so its not quite a waste. the price is very high though but some of it will come down/be mitigated if offsets are managed well. there's a very high chance that a host of A2S weapons ...
by SanjibGhosh
06 Dec 2009 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 587202

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

$41 million per plane for an upgrade is insanity. The upgraded Mirage 2000 would likely be inferior to the LCA mkII, if not why build an Lca mkII? Buy another 70 LCA mkIIs or upgrade a 40 yr old design form France? I think someone ( hint: Thales) needs a one finger salute. As much as I agree with t...
by SanjibGhosh
05 Dec 2009 01:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 864171

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Now here is a confirmation ... it is due to engine fire

Sukhoi to fly again on Monday; crash due to engine fire
http://www.ptinews.com/news/408407_Sukh ... ngine-fire
by SanjibGhosh
05 Dec 2009 01:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 587202

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Political push from Paris for Mirage-2000 upgrade
http://www.business-standard.com/india/ ... de/378645/

this might be another turn in MMRCA deal !!!
by SanjibGhosh
04 Dec 2009 09:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 864171

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

What's wrong with IAF's Sukhoi?
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story ... ukhoi.html

Manoj-ji has brought up some interesting discussion here. Specially on what should be the structure of IAF fighteres as well on MMRCA requirement ....
by SanjibGhosh
02 Dec 2009 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2596
Views: 346138

Re: Military Flight Safety

‘Natasha’ alerted Sukhoi pilots of fire http://www.hindustantimes.com/newdelhi/Natasha-alerted-Sukhoi-pilots-of-fire/482171/H1-Article1-482098.aspx The female voice warning system is known as the Bitching Betty in the US fighter aircraft. It is believed within military aviation circles that most mal...
by SanjibGhosh
02 Dec 2009 09:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 864171

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

I think this is the better place to put this ... Day after crash, IAF grounds Sukhoi fleet for checks http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Day-after-crash-IAF-grounds-Sukhoi-fleet-for-checks/articleshow/5288979.cms Few interesting things to note ... Defence minister A K Antony, in fact, had held...
by SanjibGhosh
01 Dec 2009 09:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2596
Views: 346138

Re: Military Flight Safety

this is very sad thing indeed but moreover it is surprising as well!! After an unmatched record for 12 yr ... what went wrong !!! 2 crashes in a year !!! Few questions If both the fighters are from same lot ? Does they belong to same sqd? Who produced it HAL or Russians ? How old are those are figh...
by SanjibGhosh
30 Nov 2009 22:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2596
Views: 346138

Re: Military Flight Safety

this is very sad thing indeed but moreover it is surprising as well!! After an unmatched record for 12 yr ... what went wrong !!! 2 crashes in a year !!! Few questions If both the fighters are from same lot ? Does they belong to same sqd? Who produced it HAL or Russians ? How old are those are fight...
by SanjibGhosh
30 Nov 2009 19:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 864171

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

IAF Sukhoi crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe (Lead)
http://www.sindhtoday.net/news/1/76877.htm


Very bad news here again ....
by SanjibGhosh
26 Nov 2009 19:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 785375

Re: LCA news and discussion

The pictures are up on my page ndtv.com/vishnu Please do join the page. I am trying to build this as a forum to occasionally have defence related chats and put up relevant information. I would request all my BR friends to join in as Friend. Vishnu Som Associate Editor and Senior Anchor NDTV Thanks ...
by SanjibGhosh
25 Nov 2009 19:57
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

D Roy wrote:Anyway, 2-3 launches in a single year from stock is a good sign as well.

It shows a decent number of these babies have been produced.


It may be that the army wants to finish this stock asap. :mrgreen:
by SanjibGhosh
25 Nov 2009 12:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Agni II night trial: ‘It was one of the worst' http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Agni+II+night+trial:+%E2%80%98It+was+one+of+the+worst&artid=1zfN4dQSWZs=&SectionID=mvKkT3vj5ZA=&MainSectionID=fyV9T2jIa4A=&SectionName=nUFeEOBkuKw=&SEO= Interesting thing to note he...
by SanjibGhosh
24 Nov 2009 00:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

SanjibGhosh wrote:Bad news ... just NDTV confirmed the test is failed.


here is the link ...

http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/n-capabl ... _fails.php
by SanjibGhosh
24 Nov 2009 00:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Bad news ... just NDTV confirmed the test is failed.
by SanjibGhosh
23 Nov 2009 10:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Night launch for N-capable Agni-II today http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Night-launch-for-N-capable-Agni-II-today-/articleshow/5258841.cms Can you guess what would be the common in all Mr. Pandit's report related to missile ? "Pakistan, with the active help of China and North Korea, ha...
by SanjibGhosh
22 Nov 2009 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1107999

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Indian Navy keen to buy newer generation aircraft

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/bus ... 78386.html

This may be another twist in the story of MMRCA
by SanjibGhosh
15 Nov 2009 17:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1107999

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

gorsh is ~ 2 bn including the 16 Mig-29k, after the cost expansion ? the mig-29k package itself would cost around 1 bn US. CVFs cost is $4.2 bn /ship. add the cost of a similar sized air wing to that. what would that be ? As of right now, $1.42 = 1 GBP. The 2 b GBP = 2.84 b $. As reported the Brita...
by SanjibGhosh
12 Nov 2009 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 998393

Re: China Military Watch

Indian Army to deploy more troops along Arunachal border
http://www.hindustantimes.com/special-n ... 75434.aspx
by SanjibGhosh
03 Nov 2009 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 915709

Re: Indian Military Aviation

http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2009/11/3329
Hitting an air pocket

good one ....
by SanjibGhosh
01 Nov 2009 21:19
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

IISc working towards recoverable hypersonic missiles

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/New ... ms?curpg=1

:roll: :roll:
by SanjibGhosh
29 Oct 2009 19:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 587202

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Thanks Vishnu for putting this up .... The proposed GE F414 EPE (Enhanced Performance Engine) for India offers a 20 per cent increase in thrust and a 1 per cent reduction in fuel burn. The F414 is itself in the 22,000 lb thrust class, 170 lb/second airflow. Just wondering if "GE F414 EPE" ...
by SanjibGhosh
28 Oct 2009 20:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 864171

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Russia Now: Interview with Mikhail Simonov - the inventor of the Sukhoi jet fighters

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/ru ... rs.html#at


Must read ....
by SanjibGhosh
28 Oct 2009 12:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 915709

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Ecuador bans Indian chopper Dhruv after crash http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=in%2F0_0_s_3_0_t&usg=AFQjCNF2OeL531LRS7hEVuGPbvneeCSSjw&cid=1459464128&ei=2ejnSoDcC8LelQe97f7FAQ&rt=SEARCH&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Findiatoday.intoday.in%2Fsite%2FStory%2F68217%2FLA...
by SanjibGhosh
20 Oct 2009 22:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 785375

Re: LCA news and discussion

Very bad translation, but interesting to read .... http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=hp&hl=en&js=y&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.google.com%2Fnews%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26ct2%3Dus%252F0_0_s_8_0_t%26usg%3DAFQjCNHpvfIkOHIoLeQ4uO1FFFosifHkBw%26cid%3D0%26ei%3DCuPdSuDEMoTilQSSnr-GAw%26rt%3DSEARCH%26v...
by SanjibGhosh
19 Oct 2009 10:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

The Astra, built by the Defence R&D Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad, will allow IAF pilots to hit enemy aircraft up to 44 km away,


Earlier report was that Astra could track the head on target from 80km and 20 km while chasing one. How dose it come down to 44 km ...!!!
by SanjibGhosh
16 Oct 2009 14:30
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

India's developing mutliple-warhead missile http://indiatoday.intoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&issueid=111&id=66545&Itemid=1&sectionid=114 Few new info is there apart from Ajai Shukla's report ... Also see this one ... :mrgreen: Agni V scares Dragons http://www.s...
by SanjibGhosh
14 Oct 2009 17:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 727135

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

Xposting from "China Military Watch" thread ... IAF Slams Chinese Protest to PM's Arunachal Visit http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?667753 "We have two squadrons of Akash at present. We are asking for more squadrons for the North-East to upgrade our air defence capabilities. It i...
by SanjibGhosh
14 Oct 2009 17:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 998393

Re: China Military Watch

Also very interesting that today for the first time India has objected Chines activities in POK.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 123212.cms

India objects to Chinese activities in PoK
by SanjibGhosh
14 Oct 2009 17:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 998393

Re: China Military Watch

IAF Slams Chinese Protest to PM's Arunachal Visit http://news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?667753 "IAF does not fear. We (India) have not said anything against their military activities in Tibet. They (China) should have nothing when we build defence capabilities in our areas (in the North-East),...
by SanjibGhosh
08 Oct 2009 15:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1107999

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Final trials of Russia's Nerpa sub threatened by lack of funds http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20091008/156391993.html "We have not yet received payments for work that has been already done, and today the electricity supply to the Vostok facility was cut [by a local electricity supplier] because...
by SanjibGhosh
06 Oct 2009 20:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 998393

Re: China Military Watch

'We're prepared to counter China'
http://www.timesnow.tv/articleshow/4329005.cms

In the recent time, this is the for first time I am seeing a strong response from Indian armed force establishment.
by SanjibGhosh
04 Oct 2009 13:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1107999

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Nikhil T wrote:What are you smoking ?
Defence ministry sources said the fresh order for 29 more MiG-29Ks from Russia.


opps!! missed it 29 29ks .... thanks
by SanjibGhosh
04 Oct 2009 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1107999

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

sourab_c wrote:


This news has made my day. MiG has done an impressive job with these jets, it is a well deserved order.


It hasn't mentioned the number.... any idea ... how many would be acquired
by SanjibGhosh
02 Oct 2009 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1107999

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

VIDEO: MiG-29K Flight Tests Off Kuznetsov Carrier
http://livefist.blogspot.com/2009/10/vi ... s-off.html
by SanjibGhosh
24 Sep 2009 11:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 171879

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

I have just watched the press conference by Anil Kakodkar and Dr. Chidambaram on NDtv. The summery is: 1. The controversy is unnecessary. 2. The success of the test is beyond doubt. 3. India has reviled the data to the international science community within it's limit in 2002 and all acknowledged th...
by SanjibGhosh
21 Sep 2009 09:49
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2
Replies: 2359
Views: 171879

Re: Pokhran II not fully successful: Scientist - Part-2

Interestingly Sanjib Ghosh "Western experts and seismologists" have recorded only ONE signal from India in 1998 I think they have received three not one .... they could not get the signals of sub kt ..... But my point was that this was reviled by "Mr AQ khan" not by the "We...

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