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by Brahmananda
15 Apr 2010 12:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BSF, CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion
Replies: 877
Views: 205654

Re: BSF,CRPF and other Paramilitary Forces Discussion.

saw a video yesterday on NDTV of the CRPF camp near Dantewada, they dont even have decent supply of water and no toilets, have to deficate in open, power for few hours a day, it looks more like a refugee camp than a paramilitary force camp. Its totally rdiculous, those guys are suffering from diseas...
by Brahmananda
15 Apr 2010 12:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2294
Views: 463233

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

well Northrop is keen on selling India the Firescout which an armed unmanned copter, so it isnt correct to say that US isnt offering, i am pretty sure we can acquire the Reaper if we just ask for it.
by Brahmananda
15 Apr 2010 03:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The SH line will probably stay open a little longer with Denmark now pulling out of JSF and leaning towards the SH. Without export orders, the Rafale line will also close, they have cut production to keep the line open longer. I wouldn't count on it, it's to much politics. The lobbying arm of Washi...
by Brahmananda
14 Apr 2010 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

was looking at the the thrust improvements the new GE EPE would bring to the SH. current version dry thrust 67 KN, Reheat 98KN or 134KN dry and 196KN reheat EPE version 81KN dry, 119 KN reheat or 162 KN dry and 238 KN reheat. can the math gurus please calculate the increased t/w ratio from the engin...
by Brahmananda
14 Apr 2010 22:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The SH line will probably stay open a little longer with Denmark now pulling out of JSF and leaning towards the SH. Without export orders, the Rafale line will also close, they have cut production to keep the line open longer.
by Brahmananda
14 Apr 2010 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424303

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

For ardent beggars even a lollypop would, that lollypop for them is better than anything they can hope for. :rotfl:
by Brahmananda
13 Apr 2010 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

there is no final conclusion johnny bhai, till i see proof that shows otherwise, EF does have US critical components, this is also claimed by EF guys and lots of parts come from US and hence will require US clearance especially for assembly, export may not require permission but, i hardly think EF f...
by Brahmananda
13 Apr 2010 14:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424303

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

well philip, again the blah blah about lines closing. How the heck does it matter when we wanted them and we approached the US govt. for the intent of purchase. Every company will try to promote it products at air shows, be it the 777, a-380 or the even the a-400M, just because they at air shows don...
by Brahmananda
13 Apr 2010 13:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424303

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

well not upset just sad when people keep asking why we're buying 78 ton capable transport aircraft. The answer to why is simple, they need it for heavy lift transport. I strongly urge you to lurk a bit more and go beyond the obvious statements such as heavy lift aircraft are to lift heavy weights. ...
by Brahmananda
13 Apr 2010 11:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

well the Gripen's Datalink wont have any effect on our datalink because we have our own ODL in the works and it will probably find its way into all our fighters. MIDS (LVT) or low volume terminal is far more advanced to the TILDS on Gripen. The TILDS has a range of 300 miles or 480km while MIDS (LVT...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

part of why the Brazilians are so interested in the Gripen NG is that they get a chance to co-develope it. They didnt want rafale and the president is trying to shove it down the Af's throat. EF requires US permission and i am sure they will offer full-tot too, because even if the EF wins, it will e...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Johnny-m bhai since the US had cleared the sale of EF to saudis, they will have a say on tot for India as well. Amraam isnt the only thing US on the EF to say the least. From the link from airframer, there is a very good list of all the suppliers and US companies are key part of EF supply chain. Fro...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 22:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I was in NCC and since 2 years part of the Territorial army.
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 22:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424303

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

you seem to have no life wondering what the IAF will do with a heavy transport aircraft, like i said its usage is in the type of aircraft and its called a Heavy lift transport aircraft. check the pictures, gives you an idea of what transport aircraft can do. in short, you use it to transport men, m...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 17:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424303

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Hey man, read the articles if you can, they considered other aircraft, they dont mention which ones but i am sure they looked at bigger ones as well :rotfl: What meaningful answer do you want? They aren't going to use them to transport whores during war time to the frontline to distract the pukis o...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 16:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424303

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

Hey man, read the articles if you can, they considered other aircraft, they dont mention which ones but i am sure they looked at bigger ones as well. You wont get any answers from GOI. The GOI won't operate those aircraft the IAF will, the IAF doesnt have to explain everything it buys, certainly not...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 16:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 424303

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/iaf-chooses-boeings-latest-c-17-for-heavy-lift-transport-aircraft_100204806.html Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik is quoted by the India Strategic defence magazine as saying that the aircraft had been chosen after a thorough study becau...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 15:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Sure strategic decisions cant be supported by IFs, who said anything about buying the SH or f-16IN if they didnt come with full-tot, i am just saying US too can offer full-tot if it chooses to do so. price bidding and everything else hasnt begun yet. so far they have undergone trials and if they per...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 14:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I didnt say anything about time, besides if time comes into consideration even the mig-35 wont begin production till 2013/2014, the EF tranche 3 with tvc, AESA wont be ready on time. speaking of just radar and engine the only contender that can meet the end 2012/2013 deadline for the first aircraft ...
by Brahmananda
12 Apr 2010 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I said LM does have options and we can have them if we choose them that is if the f-16IN wins. MATV was proven on the f-16 in the early ninties. F-16 is very customizable, will probably cost a bit more to have things like MATV. Most of the future options on that list have been proven long time ago a...
by Brahmananda
11 Apr 2010 12:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

why do you keep comparing the f-16IN to the block 60, the IN is far more advanced than the block60 ever could be and LM does offer future option to us which havent been offered to others and we can choose to have them. A lot of EU weapons have been integrated on them. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/p...
by Brahmananda
10 Apr 2010 12:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

well CM, no offense but lots of wrong info as well. Apg-80 has over 1100 T/R modules, the Apg-79 has more than 1200 T/R modules. Gripen NG only has a better AESA and super cruise beyond that the Super Viper outperforms the Gripen NG in everything else. F-16SV is cutomizable that means, probe drogue ...
by Brahmananda
10 Apr 2010 01:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 922949

Re: Indian Military Aviation

nice pics of the c-130J, cant wait to see these babies flying in india.
by Brahmananda
10 Apr 2010 01:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

regarding SH being the same heavy class as the mki, well doesnt matter because the SH is cheaper to operate than the Rafale according to what Brazilian analysis reveals. Gripen is the cheapest to operate over its life time, SH came second and Rafale came last. Rafale and EF both are expensive to mai...
by Brahmananda
09 Apr 2010 23:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 488186

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Indian Army is scouting for Smart Artillery shells. so we can make way for the Excalibur smart munition.

http://livefist.blogspot.com/2010/04/in ... hells.html

can be fired from the m-777, Archer and new Borfors gun.
by Brahmananda
09 Apr 2010 23:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

EF can't super cruise at mach 1.35, it barely gets to mach 1.2 with a full load of A2A missiles. The only known aircraft that can cruise faster are the f-22 and may be the su-35BM. there are even claims that the EF can't supercruise with a decent payload in the link below. Even the Gripen NG can sup...
by Brahmananda
09 Apr 2010 17:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

yeah no one fires at max range, my mistake the mbda website says the meteor range is inexcess of 100km http://www.mbda-systems.com/mbda/site/ref/scripts/siteFO_contenu.php?lang=EN&noeu_id=123&page_id=105 even if fired at 80km hardly any advantage because the Aim-120C-5 that Pukis have also h...
by Brahmananda
09 Apr 2010 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

the Meteor on mbda website has range of 120km+, the Aim-120D has a 50% range increase over the aim-120C-7 which has a range of around 130km+. the aim-120D has a high NEZ than the Meteor due to its high kinematic range, the problem with the Metoer is it has the same range as the r-77 which means even...
by Brahmananda
09 Apr 2010 13:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The Aim-120C is also cheaper and longer range. The Aim-120C sells for $355k and is longer ranged and the new aim-120C-7 variant is better than existing r-77s. I believe India will be going for the Aim-120D if an American aircraft wins the contract. Meteor is expected to cost well over a million pou...
by Brahmananda
09 Apr 2010 12:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 892544

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The taurus missile has been integrated on the f-18 for the Finnish air force. The black shaheen is nothing but the Storm Shadow missile is an expensive and inferior version of the SLAM-ER. the SLAM-ER is far better missile capable of hitting ships, land targets, moving targets and has a slightly lon...
by Brahmananda
07 Apr 2010 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

pranay saw the same report as well and the mpv blown up was on its way to pick up the dead and injured, the real site of massacre would be a bit further.
by Brahmananda
07 Apr 2010 12:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

i totally agree the main push has to come from local state police forces, they have to recruit more local forces and raise elite units like Greyhounds to deal with these guys on a local basis. I think we shouldnt limit raising of such forces to just naxal hit areas, everystate police force must a ha...
by Brahmananda
07 Apr 2010 03:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

well guys CRPF guys did make some grave errors violating the strict doctrine of jungle movement. heavy price to pay for not following known war doctrines. CRPF is a very well trained organization and the jawans regularly counter insurgents in the the north, they do get jungle warfare training before...
by Brahmananda
07 Apr 2010 01:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

well rahul bhai they do have a guide line for fighting a guerilla force and driving into land mine infested regions is sheer stupidity no matter how good the protection level is, a large blast will always disorient a group and will end up creating too much noise and offcourse a confused soldier is e...
by Brahmananda
07 Apr 2010 01:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

also the CRPF made some foolish mistakes it seems, firstly they split up into two groups, they were 120 in total, they split up into groups of 82 and 38, the larger group was attacked, secondly they have clearly strayed away from the guideline set before them, the use of vehicle in land mine infeste...
by Brahmananda
06 Apr 2010 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

centre's strategy wont work till the states take the threat seriously, its the state who deal with internal problems within their territory, the state police should be the spearhead like in AP, each state must have its own large force of atleast 15000+ members of highly trained people for anti facti...
by Brahmananda
06 Apr 2010 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 488186

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

i hope they have a prototype ready for trial by fire in india, Archer would be awesome too, but is it being tested? i know the bofors gun is being tested but didnt hear about Archer coming for trials.
by Brahmananda
06 Apr 2010 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

The blame cant be put entirely on central govt. Internal state security is a clear matter of state police and if the state doesn't take it seriously the centre cant do much. the Centre is only meant to support with the state's work and PC cant be blamed. matter of fact PC has always shown restraint ...
by Brahmananda
06 Apr 2010 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

The problem is the state govenrments and local politicians who are very weak and thus the maos are alive. I think the greyhounds need to be called in and they need to be united and become part of the COBRA elite for national level anti mao and anti factionist rebels. Greyhounds have tremondous exper...
by Brahmananda
06 Apr 2010 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 396902

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

damn 70????? :shock: :( :eek: :cry: sad day, a very sad sad day, i think we need to bomb those naxals, kill every single one of them. This atrotious. no more mercy, want to see kishenji's head on a platter.

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