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by Brahmananda
16 Jun 2010 14:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

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by Brahmananda
13 Jun 2010 11:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Aditya_V There are two points 1) Can C 17 do what it advertises -- thankfully at least thats happening now. 2) Can another airlift do pretty much the same at much lower costs and better integration? no, no other aircraft in thge c-17 class, no other aircraft can carry 78 tons. There is no question ...
by Brahmananda
12 Jun 2010 17:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

India has 6 s-300pmu-2 batteries, each battery consists of 48 missiles, these missiles have range of 200km.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YniKlbPh29k/S ... attery.gif
by Brahmananda
11 May 2010 22:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 736845

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Can any one throw light on the estimated cost of Nirbhay in comparision with Brahmos, Babur and other Chinese Cruise missiles? Brahmos is around $ 2million +, i think Birbhay will be cheaper between $500k to $1 million and i think will be more accurate than babur and chinese stuff. I also think the...
by Brahmananda
11 May 2010 22:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 492958

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

http://kbptula.ru/eng/multi/hermesk.htm

http://kbptula.ru/eng/multi/hermes.htm

http://kbptula.ru/eng/multi/hermesa.htm

nice missile top speed mach 3.5 max. range upto 100km for land to land version.

nice pic of the t-90 digi camo, looks cool
by Brahmananda
11 May 2010 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Day/night strikes with precision-guided weapons - All planes do it. In fact our Mirage/Jaguar can also do the same using LGB units :lol: Anti-air warfare - Again any multi-role jet is able to do that. IMO, our Mig 21 Bison with the R 77 can do that pretty nicely Fighter escort - Hang an escort Jamm...
by Brahmananda
11 May 2010 15:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Read lines two and three of my post. Ofcourse the US has interests in India. It also has interests in our neighbors (Pakistan). Hence, restrictions may arise in the event of a conflict. Again, exercising a bit of caution doesn't hurt when dealing with the US. It also doesn't mean that those who buy...
by Brahmananda
11 May 2010 11:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

the whole process of c-17 interest began in feb 2007 aero india when Boeing first showcased it, RFI sent in 2008, trials in 2009 and purchase should be done by end of this year or next year so 4 years in the making. by the way 4 years is a lot of time.
by Brahmananda
11 May 2010 02:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Caution shouldn't be equated with cowardice. Nobody here thinks the US will wage war on India. Conflict with our neighbors may jeopardize US interests. Therefore, restrictions on supply and use of tech may be exercised. Quit being a buffoon and grow up! you mean to say US has no interests in India?...
by Brahmananda
10 May 2010 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

so many cowards who keep worrying about what US will do to India. Fact is they cant do anything to us, they will neither risk escalation or war with India, they know they have nothing to gain from war with India. Even Brahmos integration on MKI needed Russian permission/consultation and we couldnt j...
by Brahmananda
10 May 2010 11:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

like the new SH upgrade, love the churning out of new tech every few years. The mig-35 is a default option and i think if no one else is willing to play ball the mig will win but griepn NG and SH have a very good chance, the EF and rafale are painfully expensive to operate. SH with new engines, Mete...
by Brahmananda
09 May 2010 11:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Reading your many interventions, I notice that you are very much opposed to any public debate about military procurement. Do you not know that such debates go on in all real democracies? The countries where such debates do not exist are in non democratic states. India is the world's largest democra...
by Brahmananda
08 May 2010 17:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 2936
Views: 736845

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/news ... wsid=12863

Nirbhay on Su-30mki, thats awesome news. will be the deadliest and longest range cruise missile deployable from a fighter aircraft. :rotfl:
by Brahmananda
08 May 2010 12:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Sirjee - has any aircraft been selected yet? To my knowledge weapons that get attached to pylons are separate purchases for which separate deals are done. While doing a deal for the purchase of an aircraft the buyer needs to ensure that the plane is able to use the weapons that he has, or decide wh...
by Brahmananda
08 May 2010 04:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Aaah! I see now! What amazing ground pounding ability - better than the type that won the Vietnam war! So the IAF has it all planned out then? Just like Discovery and NatGeo channels? Vietnam didnt use any pgms whole different ball game now, anyways why dont you suggest some nice weapons that can g...
by Brahmananda
07 May 2010 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Thank you. I have several points to make. I have nothing against these munitions - although I do not bother learning the acronyms These are all good for the US. Whether the y will be good for India is debatable 1) SDB is a specific design for internal carriage on F-35 or F-22 because internal stora...
by Brahmananda
07 May 2010 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

you should join the army reserve . how to join the army reserve out of topic but pliz.......,,,, I was in the NCC then i got into the Territorial army after following their recruitment procedure. Send an application to TA Group Headquarters which group depends on the zone you live in. Zone- I The s...
by Brahmananda
07 May 2010 19:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

why not have gps recievers capable of getting signals from GLONASS and IRNS on US aircraft and weapons, then they wont be able to disable it right? when we can have our own operational datalink on SV, why not have our own gps recivers that rely on regional as well as Russki sattelites.
by Brahmananda
07 May 2010 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

we are the citizens of this country whom the indian airforce swore to protect . If my country calls me to fight any day i am ready to do so dont question others patriotism . Dont think that every body is a couch potato and know nothing about countrys defence . if you know history of wars fought on ...
by Brahmananda
07 May 2010 12:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Ignoring the rest of your rather long blather about whiners and cry-babies basically you have nothing more substantial to present other than "the IAF wants it and has looked at it, and we should trust them". Am I correct? excuse me but who the heck are we that IAF actually has to explain ...
by Brahmananda
07 May 2010 12:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

the US arms industry keepsing churning out new weapons and JAGM is very advanced version of the brimstone with a trimode seeker and can be used against various target like tanks, bunkers, buildings, boats etc. matter of fact even the simple Aim-9x block 2 a2a IR missile now has A2G ability. questio...
by Brahmananda
06 May 2010 18:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

the US arms industry keepsing churning out new weapons and JAGM is very advanced version of the brimstone with a trimode seeker and can be used against various target like tanks, bunkers, buildings, boats etc. matter of fact even the simple Aim-9x block 2 a2a IR missile now has A2G ability. question...
by Brahmananda
06 May 2010 18:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

you guys are wasting too much time worrying about the ill effects of buying 10 aircraft. The fact remains IAF wants it and is getting it, no amount of whine will stop it. :lol: US is a democracy and yes they could have presidents who have a tougher outlook on India but we too are a democracy, we cou...
by Brahmananda
05 May 2010 21:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 882560

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

350, if that number is true, well thats a good number. dont think any of the blocks will have AESA and other upgrades, these upgrades will go on MLU aircraft later on i think.
by Brahmananda
03 May 2010 11:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

An-70 seems like the better one to replace the IL-76, An-70 useful payload is 35-47 tons. Ideal to replace the IL-76. About 30 of these to replace the IL-76.
by Brahmananda
01 May 2010 16:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4605867&c=AME&s=AIR The U.S. Navy and Boeing remain locked in intense discussions over the firm's proffered multiyear deal to buy 124 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and 24 E/A-18G Growlers, Navy officials said. The service has until May 1 to decide whether to ...
by Brahmananda
01 May 2010 14:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

dude, ever heard of something called sarcasm ? :roll: CM its useless trying to reason with this guy. leave it. I am just stating MO. why dont you give me some decent answers or wait you have none?? Why dont you or CM educate me on the datalinks the mig carries? or what happened to the AWACS killer ...
by Brahmananda
01 May 2010 11:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

One cant assume that C-17 isnt China or PAk specific and frankly the operator IAF hasnt made it clear so they'll use it whenever they want to and need it. Whether the aircraft can land in high alt air fields or not is none of our concern because the IAF has tested it and testing is always very quiet...
by Brahmananda
30 Apr 2010 16:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Yes, yes, we know - US aircraft will win onlee. anything new to share? Btw, all of the above have been discussed and summarily dealt with before - tell me what the IAF Shornet will have in 2020 that a J-11 or a J-10B can't handle. EPE engines? Has a shornet even flown with one of those? Aim 120D to...
by Brahmananda
30 Apr 2010 11:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

SH has one of the most useful and combat friendly flight performance, can go super sonic when needed and flies at very high aoa without a tvc, its slow speed performance is with a useful load is better than anything available now, secondly our Super hornet offer comes with the GE F414 EPE which offe...
by Brahmananda
30 Apr 2010 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

If the Rafale is cheaper to operate than the SH why did the Brazilian AF put Rafale in the last place. Lula put Rafale on top and said it was cheaper to opreate even when the AF hadn't finished their eval on cost. By cost of acquistion and operation they rated NG first, SH second and Rafale last. ht...
by Brahmananda
29 Apr 2010 22:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Brazilian Evals put the SH cost per hour at 10K.
by Brahmananda
29 Apr 2010 22:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

what hurry, Boeing first showcased the c-17 in Aero India 2007, IAF sent RFI in 2008, in 2009 IAF checked it out and flew it during various occassions, 2010 the process has begun, 2011 the deal will be concluded, what rush are people talking about from start to finish 4 years, i am sad they didnt ge...
by Brahmananda
29 Apr 2010 22:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

cost per flight hour F-16 around $6000 EF around 14000 euros Rafale: $16,000 F/A-18E: $10,000 Gripen: $4,500 Rafale is very expensive to operate , gripen NG the lowest in single engined fighters and SH in the twin engined fighters. such hilarious! 4.500$ a hour? this can't even pay the gaz! :rotfl:...
by Brahmananda
29 Apr 2010 10:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Every body here thinks due to the 'right to info' act we can just get all the info we need, dream on guys. we do have the right to question our govt. but they have been giving answers, if you expect them to lay down all hundreds of scenarios where the c-17 can come in handy one by one to all the cit...
by Brahmananda
29 Apr 2010 03:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

too much whine for 5.8 billion and here i am talking about another 20 aircraft and please lets not talk about what India can or cant afford, you think we cant afford it in reality doesnt mean India cant. Threat of sanctions 0 and as time goes on, no way. Here he goes with questions again, listen San...
by Brahmananda
28 Apr 2010 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

well US is kind to the Puki govt. because they are very good beggars, you can only avoid a beggar a few times, not when the beggar is at your door everyday, so their gifts to pukis are just pity gifts. On any given day they'll side with India when push comes to shove. If Pukis start a war with India...
by Brahmananda
28 Apr 2010 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

F-16 and f-18 are US made so its obvious they'll have US components but i repeat the Gripen NG and Typhoon have lots of US critical parts, Rafale is the most expensive twin engined bird to operate. sanctions today is not possible.
by Brahmananda
28 Apr 2010 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 432420

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

10 c-17s imo is a good deal agree with Rao ji the price will go down once the offsets and local sourcing aspects of the deal comes in. Lots of spares etc will end up being made in India, so the final deal price will be lower. Besides we have an option for more and chances are they'll order another 1...
by Brahmananda
28 Apr 2010 15:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 902200

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

f-16IN for one has longer range ability, its ferry range is higher than the rest. Its comes with operational AESA. LM since the beginning has shown the willingness to full-tot if the US govt. permits it. F-16 can readily fire all the latest weapons in US and Israeli inventory including weapons like ...

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