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by NRao
07 Feb 2018 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3631
Views: 249528

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

But Tata is private sector so it might be able to negotiate more control/ownership over the C-295. It might pursue actual ToT harder than the babus at our PSUs. Well.................. For one there needs to be a vision .................... of what things might look like or mold like. That is the ri...
by NRao
06 Feb 2018 17:59
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality
Replies: 711
Views: 43883

Re: Climate Change: Propaganda Vs Reality

Why a Big Utility Is Embracing Wind and Solar DENVER — Imagine planning your next trip and finding that Delta was selling first-class seats for less than the cramped middle seats in the back of the plane. So you fly first class to New York and walk into the best French restaurant, only to discover ...
by NRao
06 Feb 2018 10:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34485

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Tk338VXcb24 US entrepreneur Elon Musk will attempt to fly the world's most powerful rocket later from the Kennedy Space Center. His Falcon Heavy vehicle is designed to have more than twice the lifting capacity of any existing launcher. Because of the historic high failure rate of maiden flights, th...
by NRao
06 Feb 2018 07:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4220
Views: 676623

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I *think* everything is going according to script. I *think* India has proposed that the collab with a foreign entity 1) use the current Kaveri as the baseline + 2) that the foreign entity use their deep knowledge to correct the current Kaveri + 3) this be a "JV" (in short the foreign enti...
by NRao
06 Feb 2018 03:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

The hazards of China’s global ambitions HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — In December, a Chinese state-owned enterprise took over a port here in this small fishing town on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. The port was never intended to be Chinese-owned and operated, but it was Chinese-financed and built, creating...
by NRao
06 Feb 2018 03:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3163
Views: 341869

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

What I am saying is that with 2 x GE 414s, the AMCA is a FA-18 sized fighter. But with the added demands of a bigger body for internal carriage. And then if you want it to supercruise ... I suspect that the 414 might leave it under powered The GE F414 INS6, @ 98 kN, would suffice for the AMCA. The ...
by NRao
05 Feb 2018 23:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 485112

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Chinese intel actually believed that story of gun backwards.
by NRao
04 Feb 2018 22:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3631
Views: 249528

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Singha wrote:i wonder why the saudis put money into antonov? china i can understand.

must be payoffs for something the ukrainians did to please the saudis.


SA is in the process of diversifying her economy, joining the rest of us. This is a step in that direction. MIC being a major component of the goal.
by NRao
04 Feb 2018 01:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 485112

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

In the picture here is that a LCA patch that the Genral is sporting? Any chance such patches are available to the public?
by NRao
03 Feb 2018 19:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 485112

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Thanks sirji.. will try.. Let's Face It, The USAF Is Serious About Buying a Light Attack Aircraft after seeing LCA TEjas http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18209/lets-face-it-the-usaf-isnt-serious-about-buying-a-light-attack-aircraft US air chief may be doing this in mind as well. Can I safely as...
by NRao
03 Feb 2018 07:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 485112

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

HAl will get her way. 200-300 Mk1A. IAF will be content.

However, the production does concern me. Do not like this "line"s.
by NRao
03 Feb 2018 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330215

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^^^^

“The project is fully positioned as a futurustic platform. It draws very little from any existing technologies in the country,” an IIT-K student associated with the project told Livefist. “Everything we’re doing here is fundamental. And that is why it is so important.”
by NRao
03 Feb 2018 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2396
Views: 252924

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Shivaji introduced (?) (is that the right word?) guerrilla warfare.
by NRao
02 Feb 2018 04:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2396
Views: 252924

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

Not battle, but certainly a re-write of dates. Stone Tools from India Fan Debate over Origins of Cultural Complexity https://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/D875812D-F48A-427A-9D6CC4203BE1BF15.jpg?w=590&h=393&FBB4335C-8E91-4F17-BAD03D07308FF632 Levallois core from Attirampakkam, ...
by NRao
02 Feb 2018 03:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34485

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket somehow survived a landing in the Atlantic Ocean https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ROGKd6Uwnys5PCTBzNbGRZXZFhs=/0x0:877x515/1220x813/filters:focal(369x188:509x328):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/58527923/DU6DAbgUMAAWbNZ__1_.0.jpg This afternoon, Space...
by NRao
31 Jan 2018 00:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

This is - IMHO - the next big Chinese grab: Social ranking in China. Step 1: Create a system to rank people - much like a credit score: Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens Step 2: Create just enough uncertainity in how this raking is determined. So, people are not sure wha...
by NRao
30 Jan 2018 19:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3163
Views: 341869

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

whoa 8) ..lets coat that into lca s :mrgreen: ..with already small rcs maybe it ll make it invisible :mrgreen: Even without active absorbant, we should consider testing a skin on one of the LCA PVs or strike aircraft like Su-30 MKIs/Jags or perhaps even the Hawk to hide the rivets and joints. We've...
by NRao
30 Jan 2018 01:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3163
Views: 341869

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Active (wide-band) radar absorbing skin! http://publications.drdo.gov.in/ojs/index.php/dsj/article/view/12025 whoa 8) ..lets coat that into lca s :mrgreen: ..with already small rcs maybe it ll make it invisible :mrgreen: Looks like it is a skin, not a paint. CONCLUSION Four layers JA and capacitive...
by NRao
29 Jan 2018 21:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

FCC chief opposes Trump administration 5G network plan ............................ A National Security Council official presented senior members of the Trump's administration with information suggesting that the United States needs to centralize its 5G network by the end of President Donald Trump'...
by NRao
29 Jan 2018 19:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

Rather dated topic, but is rearing its head again. To teh extent that German companies rep in China has threaten to withdraw from China (about time). Exclusive: In China, the Party’s push for influence inside foreign firms stirs fears Aug, 2017. BEIJING (Reuters) - Late last month, executives from m...
by NRao
29 Jan 2018 10:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3631
Views: 249528

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Good read. IAF may buy twin-engine refueling jets for USD 1.5 billion In a move that would help the Centre save money, it is now planning to buy only twin-engine aircraft as the next mid-air refueling planes for the Air Force for which even second-hand planes can be offered by vendors. The Indian Ai...
by NRao
28 Jan 2018 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34485

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

ISRAEL, CROATIA AGREE TO PUSH FORWARD WITH $500M. F-16 FIGHTER JET DEAL Jan 26, 2018. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic have agreed to push forward with a sale of Israel Air Force F-16 fighter jets to Croatia, which has been upgrading its air force. Croa...
by NRao
28 Jan 2018 08:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

Interesting article. Asia under Trump: How the US is losing the region to China ................................. "It's the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in July 2021, and I think (Chinese President) Xi Jinping will love to demonstrate his people that China has become a domin...
by NRao
28 Jan 2018 06:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4220
Views: 676623

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

That list is from 9 months or so ago.

Any chance they have knocked out one or two of them by now?
by NRao
27 Jan 2018 19:43
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 517472

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Eventually we will be in bed with Unkil because our geo-strategic position and situation demands it. And it will NOT be a bad thing to be allied to the most powerful democracy in the world with the best technical base and largest MIC to match. Not eventually, it is in progress and gathering speed. ...
by NRao
26 Jan 2018 22:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

The, huge, advantage China *now* has is that China is a one stop shopping country. Pretty much everything originates from Uncle Xi. Once he approves of a strategy that strategy goes right into teh Red Book and becomes defacto law. Even Quads will have major challenges going against such a juggernaut.
by NRao
26 Jan 2018 04:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330215

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

"Forced" is diff from "negotiated". I think (I have not heard/read his speech) he had China in mind. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the likes of ITAR, although a SD (with perhaps inputs from DD and Commerce) list, the holder of IP has the final say. Even if SD says "...
by NRao
26 Jan 2018 02:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4086
Views: 330215

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

We intend to create far more than an assembly line in India, says Vivek Lall of Lockheed Martin By: Huma Siddiqui | Published: January 24, 2018 5:37 AM Data point: What is new on offer? The aircraft brings the most modern avionics, a proven AESA radar and modernised cockpit, advanced weapons, longe...
by NRao
25 Jan 2018 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

Meet the $800 Smartphone That You Probably Won’t Buy There’s a smartphone that the United States does not want you to buy. It’s called the Mate 10 Pro, and it’s made by Huawei, a Chinese manufacturer that the American government has long suspected of committing espionage for China. The device, pric...
by NRao
25 Jan 2018 19:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 346
Views: 34485

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

prasannasimha wrote:Falcon Heavy was test fired (static) successfully


by NRao
25 Jan 2018 17:18
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Neutering & Defanging Chinese Threat (15-11-2017)
Replies: 1666
Views: 186643

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

Chinese wind turbine firm found guilty of stealing U.S. secrets ......... Back in March 2011, the Chinese company ordered $800 million worth of AMSC (AMSC) products and services. Instead of honoring the contract, prosecutors say Sinovel immediately conspired to steal AMSC's copyrighted information ...

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