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by Vick
19 Jul 2008 06:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 524598

Re: Indian Military Aviation

From DN India Battles Slip In Fleet Availability By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — The Indian Air Force (IAF) is trying to stem the declining combat readiness of its aircraft with a 10-year, $50 billion buy-and­upgrade plan, a senior Indian Defense Ministry official said. IAF officials are also accel...
by Vick
07 Jul 2008 07:53
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008
Replies: 1456
Views: 106048

Re: Indian Nuke News & Discussion Thread-June 18 2008


And money didn't play a role in the denunciation of the deal?
by Vick
02 Jul 2008 09:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 158058

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

There are over 100 a/c parked at the FedEx ramp at Memphis international. Also notice the C-5s off to the side. This magnitude of airlift capability has implicit strategic connotations. Click image for bigger pic http://www.abpic.co.uk/images/images/1108051M.jpg http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1108051/
by Vick
25 Jun 2008 21:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 542
Views: 461289

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

Absolutely! And don't forget to buy a NY Mets hat.
by Vick
25 Jun 2008 20:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 627759

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion - 27 March 2008

Appologies for linking Force . The main reason I post this is because it is directly linked to the head of MBDA. Bouvier revealed that about 6,000 Maitri missiles would be manufactured. While confirming the Maitri deal he also said that MBDA was keenly awaiting the RFP for a quick reaction surface-t...
by Vick
25 Jun 2008 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Myanmar news and discussion
Replies: 542
Views: 461289

Re: India-Myanmar news and discussion

Man alive! If the US is this precient and has this much control over the affairs of India, who can resist this juggernaut? Resistance is futile, India will be assimilated! :lol:

I guess not a leaf falls anywhere without US dictation and approval.
by Vick
24 Jun 2008 08:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 270288

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

From DN June 23, 2008 India Develops Missile Decoy India’s Hyderabad-based Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DERL) announced it is developing high-tech decoy systems that “seduce” missiles away from their intended targets. The decoy will emit signals to seduce an incoming missile and distract...
by Vick
13 Jun 2008 08:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 524598

Re: Indian Military Aviation

From DN HAL To Produce Light Helicopters for India By vivek raghuvanshi Published: 12 Jun 17:53 EDT (13:53 GMT) NEW DELHI - India will reduce to 197 the number of helicopters it purchases from overseas markets and buy another 187 domestically. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the body responsi...
by Vick
12 Jun 2008 08:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 158058

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

BMW Builds a Shape-Shifting Car Out of Cloth
While not aerospace per se but it definitely has possibilities in the morphing wing and control surfaces areas. Not to mention that it's one awesome piece of badassery!

Make sure to watch the video.
by Vick
10 Jun 2008 06:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 524598

Re: Indian Military Aviation

From DN June 9, 2008 UAVs To Fill India’s AWACS Needs By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — Until India finishes developing its planned AWACS aircraft, the military will depend on other surveillance systems, especially UAVs. The Defence Ministry has cleared the purchase of more than 300 UAVs of various t...
by Vick
30 May 2008 08:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 270288

It is almost 100% guaranteed any phoren import will croak and die under our conditions needing extra money and time to fix. The AH-64D and WAH-64Ds have been operating in A'stan and Iraq regularly for years now. After the initial hiccups, they are logging hundreds of combat hours. Not to mention th...
by Vick
29 May 2008 05:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 952942

Some unconventional Chinese ships Chinese spacecraft and missile tracking ships Chinese hospital ship Note that with the 071 LPD and this hospital ship, the Chinese will be in a very good position to offer sustained out of area humanitarian aid. They are going to be pushing the 'hearts and minds' as...
by Vick
28 May 2008 06:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 524598

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by Vick
28 May 2008 06:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 524598

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by Vick
23 May 2008 03:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 158058

Two barrier-busting aircraft pass new milestones
Meanwhile, Boeing unofficially claimed a new world record by flying the turbine-powered A160T for 18.7 hours on a single flight staged between 14 and 15 May.
by Vick
17 May 2008 06:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 158058

P&WC to supply engines for Russia's Mi-38 helicopter [quote]By Andrew Doyle Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Helicopters of Russia to supply PW127TS engines for the Mi-38 utility helicopter. Under the terms of the deal – finalised in Moscow e...
by Vick
13 May 2008 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 270288

From DN May 12, 2008 [quote] Indian Reluctance Holds Up U.S. Arms Sales By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — The Indian Defence Ministry’s inability to sign the End Use Verification Agreement (EUVA) and other Indo-U.S. pacts may delay U.S. arms sales to India, including the $2 billion purchase of Lo...
by Vick
06 May 2008 09:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 158058

From DN May 5, 2008 [quote] Raptor Flexes Its Data-Collection Muscles By MICHAEL HOFFMAN UAVs are not the sole answer to collecting the intelligence, sur­veillance and reconnaissance that U.S. field commanders crave. Predators, Reapers and Global Hawks stand little chance against the air defenses t...
by Vick
29 Apr 2008 09:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 558
Views: 63819

First superheavy element found in nature
The news today is that a group led by Amnon Marinov at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has found the first naturally occuring superheavy nuclei by sifting through a large pile of the heavy metal thorium.
by Vick
22 Apr 2008 08:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 161194

The BR's navy section hasn't been updated since September 07. I'm just sayin... :)
by Vick
17 Apr 2008 20:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 188863

There were major quality problems with the construction of the LHD-8 by NGSS. The USN has rejected the ship after inspection and told NGSS to fix the problems. Oh, and NGSS will have eat $350 million in cost overruns. As opposed to having the customer eat the costs related to the shipyard's ineptitu...
by Vick
18 Mar 2008 07:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 188863

SoKo is undergoing a massive naval rearmament phase. It is well on its way to being one of the most powerful Asian navies. Makes the IN's plans look rather modest, to tell the truth. Just check out how many 3,000 tons multi-purpose frigates they intend to build. And on top of that, all of the new bu...
by Vick
08 Mar 2008 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 549027

I was told the range of a AESA is somewhat proportional to its diameter "aperture"...hence in that case wouldnt a rotating AESA array (two faced) inside the dish permit using the full diameter than the fixed array? like the E3 radar, the height of the array would decline as it nears the e...
by Vick
04 Mar 2008 07:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 952942

China's New Carrier Rocket To Debut In 2014
China's new generation of carrier rocket, the Long March 5, with a maximum payload capacity of 25 tons, will come into use in 2014, said an official with the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology on Sunday.
by Vick
01 Mar 2008 05:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 335592

Now wait a minute , "The liquid part will be reused", what does it mean? Are they talking about the water , or something else :-? The pee will be processed, turned into mineral water, and sold to you for Rs 5 per pouch :twisted: Nothing like glass of refreshing Rail Neer to quench the thi...
by Vick
01 Mar 2008 05:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 270288

India Boosts Defense Budget to $26.4 Billion agence france-presse Published: 29 Feb 13:21 EST (08:21 GMT) NEW DELHI - India on Friday jacked up defense spending by 10 percent to $26.4 billion, the steepest hike since independence to fund a mammoth modernization program. Finance Minister Palaniappan...
by Vick
28 Feb 2008 07:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 738468

Also, Astra might have a future in a tri or quad pack inside the universal VLS being designed by L&T.
by Vick
27 Feb 2008 04:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: ATV and K15 missile - News & Discussion
Replies: 325
Views: 95013

Next put the PAD kill vehicle on the front end and have ASAT capability. Prophetic words... There is a momentum in DRDO projects like never before and not just in the missile progs. Added after seeing Arun's post: With the new denser fuel, the AIII-SL will most likely exceed current range-payload e...
by Vick
25 Feb 2008 07:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 270288

From DN [quote]Feb 25, 2008 Indian Policies Loom Large at New Delhi Show By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — Offsets were a hot topic at Defexpo 2008, the fifth biennial land and naval defense show here Feb. 16-19, where Defence Minister A.K. Antony responded to requests for policy clarification by p...
by Vick
25 Feb 2008 07:11
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 338
Views: 101247

From DN [quote] Feb 25, 2008 India Boosts Spending on Infantry Equipment By VIVEK RAGHUVANSHI NEW DELHI — While the Indian military has long focused on acquisition of major weapons, the challenges of low-intensity warfare increasingly have occupied strategists, and more funds now are being funnele...
by Vick
23 Feb 2008 20:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 738468

Not sure how the defense sector will shape up but in the power plant construction and heavy engineering sector, the GoI mandates that during the bidding process, the PSUs automatically get a ~10% benefit in their bids. Meaning that if the PSU's bid is 10% (or less) higher than the next lowest bid, t...
by Vick
23 Feb 2008 07:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4216
Views: 738468

Dr. Kalam is a rare gem, perhaps once in a generation type of person.

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