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by NRao
24 Jan 2018 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 592
Views: 84428

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

sum wrote:X-post:
sum wrote:From Ravi Rikhaye ( Orbat) Twitter:


What is the date on that tweet?
by NRao
23 Jan 2018 20:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4274
Views: 389452

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Jan 12, 2018 :: Logjam in Indigenous Aircraft Production by: S.N. Misraformer Director DRDO and Joint Secretary – Aerospace, MOD There is a swirling discomfiture that the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative, a signature tune of the NDA government, involving a large number of defence projects valued at more ...
by NRao
22 Jan 2018 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and Japan: News and Discussion
Replies: 2004
Views: 149577

Re: India and Japan: News and Discussion

Unless there are tie-ups in defense and all round R&D with Japan, India gains little if anything out of this relationship. Even less so with Australia which threw us under the bus by using their participation in Malabar exercises as a bargaining chip with China. Best to plan to go it alone and ...
by NRao
21 Jan 2018 09:17
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 543102

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The DDM might be jumping the gun about the F-35 because Vivek Lall, the NRI VP of LM, is obviously talking about the F-Solah. BUT still they are hinting at a pathway to the F-35. In fact, IMHO, they sound pretty explicit about it. (He was born in Indonesia, so not sure he is a "NRI". But,...
by NRao
20 Jan 2018 20:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76703

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Lockheed Martin proposes making custom-built F-35 fighter jets in India January 20, 2018. Washington: American aerospace and defence major Lockheed Martin has proposed to manufacture custom-built F-35 fighter jets in India, which its officials say will give Indian industry a unique opportunity to b...
by NRao
19 Jan 2018 19:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2503
Views: 317210

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Pakistan and US key factors in rebuilding India-China ties: Swamy - Atul Aneja, The Hindu IMO, this articulation by Subramanyam Swamy is important notwithstanding whether one agrees with it or not. I am very, very surprised that Swamy is even talking at this level: trading an Indian strategic move ...
by NRao
16 Jan 2018 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 292705

Re: International Military Discussion

Jan 12, 2018 :: Transferring Defense Manufacturing To India: The Next Step Of Globalization Summary >> The U.S. Government wants a defense industrial alliance with India. >> This will start the globalization of the defense industry from the U.S. >> Lockheed-Martin has already indicated that it want...
by NRao
15 Jan 2018 18:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2503
Views: 317210

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Old data but the Chinese exports are falling. Even after their currency has devalued the exports are lower than what they were. It does not suggest their business model is working i.e. export driven behemoth is not what China really is. China has been moving from an export to an internal consumptio...
by NRao
15 Jan 2018 17:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76703

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

lasers bores to take great away!! Huh interesting to see how it affects structural integrity of blades and it's fatigue resistance Performs very well. West has been doing it for ages, Chinese seem to have caught up. West has moved on to additive techs, which is far superior. India has deployed addi...
by NRao
15 Jan 2018 09:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2503
Views: 317210

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

India can't allow its neighbours to drift away to China: Gen Bipin Rawat - PTI (Great find) Here we go. Army chief is allowed to clearly articulate foriegn policy. By pass Emperor Xi. I read this as a warning to those nations subscribing to Chinese visions - as they stand today. Essentially stating...
by NRao
12 Jan 2018 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2503
Views: 317210

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^^^^ Under President Xi Jinping, Beijing has been pushing an increasingly aggressive and high-profile foreign policy, attracting the sort of attention that Xi’s predecessors had carefully avoided. Now, countries that only a few years ago welcomed Chinese investment and engagement are beginning to m...
by NRao
11 Jan 2018 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1713
Views: 114162

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Rather dated, Nov 22, 2017. But number of nuggets (may need to move this to an appropriate thread). Boeing Pitches Advanced Super Hornet For India Fighter Deal Shiv Aroor!!!! In AWST. Combat jet season in India has begun anew. With a deal for Dassault fighters finalized, the nation is back in the hu...
by NRao
11 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76703

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Researchers Combine Actuators, Smart Materials To Morph Wing A team of Toulouse-based researchers has made significant progress with morphing wings, bringing the long-sought dream of copying birds on how to achieve aerodynamics closer to reality. Successful wind-tunnel testing on a subscale wing se...
by NRao
11 Jan 2018 20:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76703

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Hey, Siri, How Do You Fly An F-35? As the U.S. Air Force faces a growing pilot shortage, a small team of airmen is looking to revolutionize pilot training by substituting virtual reality for flying time and supplementing human instructors with artificial intelligence (AI). Starting in February, a c...
by NRao
10 Jan 2018 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76703

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

U.S. Test Pilots Head To Taiwan To Begin Testing Their Badly Needed Upgraded F-16s Rather lengthy article. The Taiwanese Air Force is reportedly getting closer to accepting its first four updated F-16V Viper fighter jets, part of a critical upgrade project for the country’s fleet of older F-16A/B a...
by NRao
10 Jan 2018 23:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 623
Views: 76703

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Found this somewhere...thought interesting. Living in Phoenix and having at least an ear to the aviation scene (if not a firm foothold in it), the chatter says the pilots and crews at Luke are both pleased and constantly surprised at how capable the F-35 really is. Broader public opinion is way off...
by NRao
09 Jan 2018 14:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Is it the USAF which has integrated the Agile pod or Textron which has integrated the pod? AFAIK, USAF has not purchased the Scorpion yet. Air Force Research Laboratory, Textron Demonstrate Plug and Play ISR http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/PublishingImages/2018/January%202018/010318_AgilePod.jp...
by NRao
08 Jan 2018 23:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

USAF INTEGRATES AGILEPOD ON SCORPION LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT https://theaviationgeekclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Scropion.jpg https://theaviationgeekclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/AgilePod.jpg The AgilePod is an Air Force-trademarked, multi-intelligence reconfigurable pod that enables fli...
by NRao
08 Jan 2018 23:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The F-35 Can Carry the Load The F-35 is known for its stealthy characteristics. And when it comes to the extensive combat campaigns the U.S. and its allies face, the F-35 has an asymmetric advantage over 4th Generation aircraft. The F-35 can enter the battlespace on day one of the campaign, clearin...
by NRao
08 Jan 2018 21:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1713
Views: 114162

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

NAVY DOGFIGHT BEGINS: India Opens Talks With Boeing & Dassault The Indian Navy has officially opened vendor discussions with Boeing Defense and Dassault Aviation under its most ambitious current aviation thrust, a quest for 57 multirole fighters to operate off its future aircraft carriers. Live...
by NRao
08 Jan 2018 02:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

US adds platform for stealth jets to Pacific The US military boosted its stealth attack options in the Pacific on Saturday when the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp moved into the 7th Fleet area of operations. The 40,00-ton, 844-foot-long Wasp is essentially a baby aircraft carrier. Built in 1980s,...
by NRao
06 Jan 2018 15:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2503
Views: 317210

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

^^^^^ I fully expect all nations, surrounding India, to become protectorates of China in another 25 years or less. Economically as well as militarily. And then China will deal with individual Quad nations to break the quad relationships. I think it is very critical for Indians to build a strong poli...
by NRao
05 Jan 2018 08:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

SpaceX’s latest advantage? Blowing up its own rocket, automatically SpaceX is known for its reusable rockets, but one under-appreciated technology it has pioneered is letting them self-destruct. Orbital rockets capable of lifting heavy satellites into space are enormous and dangerous. Flying one fr...
by NRao
04 Jan 2018 19:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512202

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^^^ Good to hear about the production facilities building up to 20 in the next two years. But will the Mk1A be ready for production by then? Will the lines sit idle until Mk1A is ready post 20 Mk.1 FOC? The *plan* was to upgrade the Mk1 FOC platforms to Mk1A. IF Mk1A is "not ready", then ...
by NRao
04 Jan 2018 07:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512202

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Cybaru wrote:There is no NLCA mk2 on the table is there?


Navy has the funds to complete the dev and is expected to be dev, but no plans to induct it.
by NRao
04 Jan 2018 02:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

F-35 Continues To Dominate Western Fighter Markets Lockheed Martin’s F-35 took the international community by storm in 2017, with operational deployments to both the European and Pacific theaters, an aerobatic debut at the Paris Air Show and delivery of the first Norwegian version to Orland Air Bas...
by NRao
04 Jan 2018 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

How Laser Tech Is Moving Toward Combat Deployment Jan 2, 2018 http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/imagecache/galleryformatter_slide_penton/gallery_images/LASERDEMOS_Reaper-Laser_MissiledefenseAgency.jpg?1513362621 Boost-Phase Missile Defense Under its Low-Power Laser Demonstrat...
by NRao
03 Jan 2018 07:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2503
Views: 317210

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Colombo is a key hub for Indian import-export cargo. { That's the problem. We have been unable to attract mother ships to our ports for various reasons including infrastructure deficiencies } I will need to dig into teh archives, but, Chinese operatives worked very hard - in India - to attract Indi...
by NRao
03 Jan 2018 01:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

SpaceX leases Cape Canaveral location for capsules to take crews to space station https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/942a9e904f21dde608f7f820b3736f84158b2434/c=52-0-1825-1333&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/2018/01/02/USATODAY/USATODAY/636504928175887815-spacex-crew-dragon-010218.jpg MELBOURNE...
by NRao
03 Jan 2018 00:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 512202

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Trainer length is the same as the MK1

MK2 is longer by 0.5 mts

NLCA is longer by 0.36 mts, from the second source.
by NRao
02 Jan 2018 20:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2503
Views: 317210

Re: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)

Too late to defang China. Specifically between India and China, military is no longer an issue. It is politics and economics. India will need help from other nations to counter China. Even then India will always be on her back foot. Chinese economic might will deal with any help India will get from ...
by NRao
01 Jan 2018 08:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Deterrence
Replies: 4668
Views: 288177

Re: Deterrence

These are very interesting times. World order, economic order and now nuclear order, are in flux. Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Nuclear war with North Korea closer than ever Earlier this month, Graham predicted that there is a 30% chance Trump orders a first strike on North Korea to prevent the rogu...
by NRao
30 Dec 2017 19:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4499
Views: 764174

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The Kaveri will be tested around 2020-2021 on the Tejas as per some Chaiwalla reports. The French, I thought I read, were planning on a 2019 or so trisl. So, I'd this a pure GTRE effort, without any help from outside? we neither had the amreki hire and fire The US has multiple efforts, at various l...
by NRao
30 Dec 2017 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 512446

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Royal Navy embarrassed after amateur flyer lands drone on new $4.9B flagship aircraft carrier

According to local media reports in Scotland, the drone user managed to fly it past armed patrol boats before landing on the deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth

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