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by NRao
30 Dec 2017 09:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Boeing unveils drone capable of landing on aircraft carrier, as Navy competition heats up https://nationalpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/boeing-drone.jpg Boeing's MQ-25 drone is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing ...
by NRao
30 Dec 2017 07:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4358
Views: 715509

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Does this count? Solid-propellant rocket Minimum-signature (smokeless) propellants Edit One of the most active areas of solid propellant research is the development of high-energy, minimum-signature propellant using C6H6N6(NO2)6 CL-20 nitroamine (China Lake compound #20), which has 14% higher energy...
by NRao
27 Dec 2017 03:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The Jet Engine with a Digital Twin Jet engines are some of the most complex technologies on the planet. They’re so difficult to make, in fact, the companies that build aircraft don’t make their own engines. They outsource the job to just a few businesses worldwide — mostly US-based General Electric...
by NRao
27 Dec 2017 02:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 1837
Views: 278941

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

India to overtake UK and France to become fifth-largest economy in 2018: Report India looks set to leapfrog Britain and France next year to become the world's fifth-largest economy in dollar terms, a report showed on Tuesday. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) consultancy's 2018 ...
by NRao
26 Dec 2017 02:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 498260

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

The LCA appears to still be on the learning curve. And, that is a very good thing. Nobody us going to share their wares with you. Books can only teach you so much. Models can do a bit better. It is the actual stuff that is the best and many times the only teacher. Failures are real good indicators ...
by NRao
25 Dec 2017 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Elon Musk tweets photos of SpaceX's gargantuan new rocket

SpaceX's monstrous new rocket has officially arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of its debut test launch.

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by NRao
24 Dec 2017 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2870
Views: 280578

Re: International Military Discussion

Ground force: Half of France's military planes 'unfit to fly' French warplanes and helicopters may be battling jihadists in the deserts of Africa and the Middle East, but the French Air Force on the whole is in a disastrous state, with 56 per cent of all its aircraft unfit to fly at any given momen...
by NRao
22 Dec 2017 03:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 353029

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

ADA 31st Annual Report 2015 - 2016 . From Mar, 2017, pdf. 11. ADVANCED MEDIUM COMBAT AIRCRAFT – AMCA The Government sanction for feasibility studies of design and development of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) was accorded on 5 Oct 2010, at a cost of Rs.90.5 Crores, for a duration of 1 ½ yea...
by NRao
22 Dec 2017 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 353029

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

TD 01, IMHO, does need to be no more than the frame + fuel tanks + engines + minimal avionics/etc. Absolutely no need for a radar, missiles, sensors, drop tanks, .................... etc. All that can come in TD 02 onward. Make one TD per year for 5 years. Each more advanced than the prior. While at...
by NRao
21 Dec 2017 09:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3173
Views: 353029

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Bestest news ever heard. On predictive path. From LCA thread. Dileep Saar, As an evolutionary path do you think we have now developed a sufficient body of knowledge to be able to go down the AMCA path - bypassing MK2. Was there anything in MK2 that would have been useful for AMCA. thanks There is no...
by NRao
20 Dec 2017 23:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

SpaceX Falcon Heavy: Elon Musk has tweeted out photos of SpaceX’s almost fully assembled Falcon Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida — the biggest and best glimpse so far into what the final iteration will look like. The rocket’s launch date is set for sometime in January and has never gotten thi...
by NRao
19 Dec 2017 11:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

FYI But despite those advancements, the Pentagon and others are worried that the United States is not moving fast enough. “The bad news is our competitors aren’t standing still,” Work said. China in particular has been investing heavily in AI, defense analysts say. “ China intends to seize the init...
by NRao
19 Dec 2017 11:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Pardon if already posted......... Future wars may depend as much on algorithms as on ammunition, report says. https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_1484w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2017/12/02/National-Economy/Images/AFP_UP04X.jpg?uuid=BGtKENesEeeVv998GScIeQ A man walks by a poster depicting a versio...
by NRao
19 Dec 2017 05:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

As China Air Force Drills Near Taiwan, S Korea Jets Scramble BEIJING: China's air force carried out another round of long-range drills on Monday, flying into the Sea of Japan, prompting South Korean jets to scramble, and again around self-ruled Taiwan amid growing tension over China's assertiveness...
by NRao
19 Dec 2017 05:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

Google to open artificial intelligence centre in China Inaugurated I presume by our very own Indian American Mr Pichai! Google’s Chinese research centre forms a portfolio of AI centres across the world, with Google also having bases in London, New York, Toronto and Zurich. Do not know about the ina...
by NRao
18 Dec 2017 16:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

How China got a U.S. senator to do its political bidding In its effort to cultivate foreign influence, the Chinese Communist Party boldly mixes economic incentives with requests for political favors. Its dealings with Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) this year offer a success story for Beijing. Last mon...
by NRao
18 Dec 2017 08:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Lockheed Martin teams up to build supersonic business jet For 27 years, until its retirement in 2003, the Concorde was a flying symbol of glamour and speed, a sleek embodiment of technological prowess and supersonic power that ferried the wealthy from New York to London in 3½ hours while they dined...
by NRao
18 Dec 2017 03:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Military-Grade Killer Drones Are Starting to Hit the Market The recent explosion of the consumer drone market has had far-reaching effects, the deadliest being their adaptation to weapons of war. Now, military-grade killer drones operable by a crew of one or two and capable of carrying precision-gu...
by NRao
18 Dec 2017 03:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

New Stealth Drone Has No Moving Surfaces at All https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/1434607955816.jpg?crop=1.00xw:0.893xh;0,0.0580xh&resize=980:* BAE Systems has unveiled a new aircraft design that could be a major advance in stealth technology. The new MAGMA drone does...
by NRao
15 Dec 2017 19:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: ALT-Tech Dhaga
Replies: 31
Views: 4271

Re: ALT-Tech Dhaga

An 8th Planet Is Found Orbiting a Distant Star, With A.I.’s Help

AI help came from Google.

Knowing Tensor Calculus helps immensely.
by NRao
13 Dec 2017 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

So, guys, it is not India which is admitting Australia in but the others who are letting India in. That puts a full stop to some discussion we have had here on this issue. But, is that true? Yes and no. The US and Japan have always had a tight relationship with Australia. The US and Japan have had ...
by NRao
12 Dec 2017 20:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 498260

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

As a FYI, a drop tank design takes into account the additional drag introduced by the drop tank itself. So, some amount of fuel - in the drop tank - is actually allocated to overcome this additional drag. Remainder of the fuel is allocated for any other activity/task.
by NRao
12 Dec 2017 18:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 740184

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN INDIAN NAVAL DOCTRINE : Assessing the Likely Usefulness of the Flattop in an Indo-Pakistani War Scenario : US Naval War College The doctrine, published in Oct, 2015 (the one prior was publshed in 2007): Ensuring Secure Seas: Indian Maritime Security Strategy Synopsis: Primar...
by NRao
11 Dec 2017 08:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germa...
by NRao
09 Dec 2017 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

'Will not be used as a military base' In order to allay India’s security concerns over the Chinese navy’s presence in Sri Lanka, Mr. Wickremesinghe had earlier ruled out the possibility of the strategic port being used as a “military base” by any foreign country. * Forget "a military base"...
by NRao
07 Dec 2017 01:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3717

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

Not necessarily. Y ou are rarely going to drop a bomblet on a target in civilian space. On the battlefield, it is probable your intent is to kill or maim. Killing the wrong enemy is all right. Just money wasted there and only in the sense you have to expend more munition to take out your target. Ki...
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3717

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

We can miniaturise the hell out of drones today and still get the same functionality at a lower price point today. More flexibility, more missions. That is a given. Nothing new. Drones are not The solution to everything, especialky in the chaos of a battlefield where human ingenuity, sheer guts, co...
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 21:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3717

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

1. Antipersonnel bomblet drones. Autonomous, can’t differentiate or differentiate much between friend and foe. 2. Loitering scouts that are autonomous or guided with ability to transmit data in real time or return to base where data can be downloaded and processes. 3. Reconnaissance. Behind enemy l...
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 21:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3717

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

https://www.stratpost.com/india-get-ahead-ai-apartheid-fighter-tech/ India should get ahead of AI apartheid with fighter tech Rambling article. * The author seems to have cut-paste articles/thinking, without actually understanding the topic. Too many holes * India, today, has around 300,000 people ...
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 20:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Drone Swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons
Replies: 56
Views: 3717

Re: Drone swarms: Enthusiastic pros and cynical cons

Swarm "demo". Deployed from 3 F-18s. Oct 2016. BjRG0CDNSxk In Greek mythology, the student Perdix was saved from sure death when Athena transformed him into a small bird after his jealous uncle, Daedalus, pushed him from a tower. Similarly, Perdix must quickly learn to fly after being rele...
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 20:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 2061
Views: 244270

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

[url=http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/china-india-vow-to-protect-globalisation/article21270028.ece]China, He said Chinese investment in manufacturing could generate large-scale employment in India. Besides, India could benefit from Chinese experience gained from innovation-based “fo...
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 05:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 892
Views: 79788

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

This vid, from Jan, 2017, explains the three components (Naval Guns, Projectiles and Electromagnetic Cannons) very well. Note that the projectiles can be used against maneuvering aerial targets (7 min or so). nXznyQ-efro When the USN is moving towards electric, no idea why they would dump that cannon.
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 04:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

ShauryaT wrote:What is the view on this Quantum thingie?

https://jamestown.org/program/disruptio ... m-sensing/


Response: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5092&p=2235147#p2235147
by NRao
06 Dec 2017 04:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2870
Views: 280578

Re: International Military Discussion

What is the view on this Quantum thingie? https://jamestown.org/program/disruption-under-the-radar-chinese-advances-in-quantum-sensing/ Foundation articles: Quantum Leap (Part 1): China’s Advances in Quantum Information Science Quantum Leap (Part 2): The Strategic Implications of Quantum Technologi...
by NRao
05 Dec 2017 21:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Oct, 2017 :: Potential Deals Pending For Lockheed’s F-16 ‘Viper’ Program The pending deal between the U.S. and Greece to modernize the Hellenic Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-16 fleet would push the number of aircraft upgrades the manufacturer has in the pipeline to about 450. The recent announcemen...
by NRao
05 Dec 2017 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Lockheed gets Air Force contract to develop high-power airborne laser weapons * Lockheed Martin said its team is "focused on developing a compact, high efficiency laser within challenging size, weight and power constraints." * Airborne laser weapons could one day be cheaper than conventio...
by NRao
05 Dec 2017 20:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 498009

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

U.S. Air Force Embarking On Electronic Warfare Study http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/imagecache/medium_img/uploads/2017/11/gulfstreamaew.jpg After complaints by Air Combat Command about a commercial aircraft-based J-Stars platform not being survivable against sophisticated...

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