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by ranjithnath
29 May 2011 07:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 539765

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

one of the possible rafale configuration (4 meteor and 4 micas in EM and IR variant). http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/4029/lbg2009061236.jpg Admin Note: Please do not post large images in threads. Not everyone has fast internet connections. just looking at the configuration makes me wonder why m...
by ranjithnath
08 May 2011 21:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

Perhaps a good case for our DRDO to add a AGM88 types to their augmented IGMDP list. maybe something on the lines of JDRADM(with astra mk2).will be an uphill task of making a missile do the dedicated job of both BVRAAM and ARM.will be something if they can pull it off.or maybe we can cofund and cod...
by ranjithnath
08 May 2011 21:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

Ranjit, I am just saying that the range of the Spada 2000 missile is 25 km only, while the AASM has a "claimed" range of ~ 50 km. So the Rafale can stay well out of the kill range of the Spada missile. But I agree with you, a dedicated ARM (AGM-88 HARM type) would be nice to have. MBDA ma...
by ranjithnath
08 May 2011 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

^^not entirely correct.their crotale 4000 system is being replaced by 10 batteries of spada 2000.also they have a dozen or so HQ2 batteries. these are mostly situated on their western front and vital nuclear installations. I will try to post a link of possible location and ranges of current paki ai...
by ranjithnath
08 May 2011 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 727217

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

shivsaar,that is why i wrote"claims to be the sensors for DAS".i had posted a pic with couple of arrows pointing to its belly and nose so thought it would require some clarification of what the chinese "claims" that to be.please bear the heat on me :D regardless of what the chine...
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

^^+1 to singhajit.so ineffect invitation to become a euroconsortium member is actually a double edged sword.it will be ultimately indian taxpayers money that will pay for A2F ,captor e etc if tiffy is chosen.also the MLU's 15 years down the line will also have its own problems with uk,spain,italy ha...
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 20:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

but isnt tiffy already fielding AGM 88??and how close does the aircraft be to jam other radars??
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 727217

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^^the first pic claims to be sensors for EO DAS .
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 20:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 727217

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

more pics(courtesy keypubs) http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/3664/j202.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6250/j203.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8232/j204.jpg Uploaded with ImageShack.us
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 20:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 727217

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

got this pic from starikki via keypubs
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look at the size of the canards on that bird!!
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 20:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

^^katrina hands down for SEAD !!but will IAF insist on getting a dedicated standoff fire and forget ARM integrated on rafale??ALARM maybe??
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 13:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980123

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^^^ maybe OT but kat's AASM requires her to stay on air and guide it until it hits the target.this scenario may not be applicable for TSP which will scramble their assets once we get too close.harpy can do a decent job on the radars close to the border but for deep penetration(eg attacking sargodha...
by ranjithnath
07 May 2011 08:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980123

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^ not entirely correct.their crotale 4000 system is being replaced by 10 batteries of spada2000.also they have a dozen or so HQ2 batteries. these are mostly situated on their western front and vital nuclear installations.i will try to post a link of possible location and ranges of current paki air ...
by ranjithnath
06 May 2011 08:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 699429

Re: LCA News and Discussions

but the question is will the babus have the balls to sell them to enemy of our enemy?? after all we yindoos believe in ahimsa!! :D
by ranjithnath
05 May 2011 14:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

To correct an assertion above, the green boxes bellow the checks are Radar warning receiver. The black boxes at the root of the canards are the AESA jammers. You have another RWR and AESA jammer behind the rafale to have all around coverage. IR and laser warning reciever are the black windows on th...
by ranjithnath
05 May 2011 12:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 204423

Re: Breaking News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

maybe some EW or ELINT equipments??
by ranjithnath
05 May 2011 11:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan
Replies: 2848
Views: 204423

Re: Breaking News - Osama Bin Laden - killed In Pakistan

Reuters released photos of three dead men at OBL compond. 2/3 seem to be pakistanis. LINK At least 2, if not all 3 seem to have taken head shots. I see no head wounds in front. 1) they were running or 2) they were caught and shot there are no exit wounds from front ??were they all shot from a side ...
by ranjithnath
05 May 2011 11:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

In the radar there seem to be a max of 36x36 horizontal x vertical. We can get an approx count from that. I'd say pi*r^2 would give 3.14x18^2 ~ 1017. Not bad eh? Could someone also let us know what those tiny glass window type things on Katrina's "cheeks" are? those glass windows are all ...
by ranjithnath
04 May 2011 20:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980123

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^^ reposting from strategic issues thread http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/pakistan-might-have-gotten-very-very-lucky-on-sunday/articleshow/8157651.cms TORONTO: Pakistan was lucky not to have intervened in Sunday night's US military operation to kill Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin...
by ranjithnath
03 May 2011 20:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

^^
OT but are you the same arthuro from keypubs??(aka eagle1)
by ranjithnath
03 May 2011 13:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1090524

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Me thinks the GOI should have two engine projects going. One PSU and one Private. Both should be funded by the government. there is no private sector company from india which have the expertise to build a turbofan engine.companies like mahindra and godrej have taken baby steps in the field of desig...
by ranjithnath
03 May 2011 12:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

chackojoseph wrote:Something for Rafale Lovers

French Rafale fires AASM with laser terminal guidance against a high-speed moving target

1 meter accuracy at 90 degree extreme angle.

is the AASM the only PGM having a version with IIR guidance??wont this be a more effective guidance than laser ??
by ranjithnath
03 May 2011 08:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

the brits and french are battling it out in keypubs :D and i thot we whined too much :wink:
by ranjithnath
02 May 2011 21:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980123

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Is it possible without pakistan military's help?. Is he killed by Americans or by pakistani military ?. Is he killed today or few days before (because Gates replaced by CIA Chief and Petraus become CIA Chief. Is there any link with AP CM's copter missing? some of the BRFites has gone paranoid over ...
by ranjithnath
01 May 2011 12:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 14571

Re: Civil Aviation Flight Safety

ISRO said 2 satellites would be passing over AP today and will analyze images from that after 12 noon.no info as of nw yet of how that went.
OT:any idea which are those 2 satellites exactly??cartosat 2B,2A??
by ranjithnath
30 Apr 2011 21:44
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 14571

Re: Military Flight Safety

bhutan has denied chopper with arunachal CM landed on their soil.oh boy,teres somethin going on here.
http://www.anhourago.in/show.aspx?l=8458995&d=502
by ranjithnath
30 Apr 2011 12:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Flight Safety
Replies: 161
Views: 14571

Re: Military Flight Safety

chopper carrying arunachal CM goes missing.it was supposed to land at guwahati at 1130 en route from itanagar.
by ranjithnath
29 Apr 2011 08:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Beam Weapons and Future of Deterrence
Replies: 74
Views: 20387

Re: Beam Weapons and Future of Deterrence

from the above report it doesnt seem to be the KALI laser.or is it??
by ranjithnath
28 Apr 2011 21:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758795

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

watching the debate now in times now with PB,KD,jayanti natarajan,brinda karat and JK dutta.the whole thing is taking political angle.times now have got their hands full for another week.
by ranjithnath
28 Apr 2011 13:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865425

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Neshant wrote:Excellent documentary on the Mig-27

India is mentioned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUHsx0aFx6c

gr8 find!!but cant help to ask one thing,did the guyz in te beginning of the video just kiss each other?? :wink:
by ranjithnath
28 Apr 2011 11:29
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758795

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

actually KD had been traced to denmark way back in 2002 byt the CBI.they were negotiating for his extradition until cabinet gave its approval in 2005.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed ... 18588.aspx
by ranjithnath
28 Apr 2011 10:41
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758795

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

PV was in reign then, so INC would be open for all kinds of inquiry into this incident. But what is the significance of the timing, this doesnt help INC in the electionss KD says hes in the process of being extradited to india being banned a terrorist.he has come out in public with the allegations ...
by ranjithnath
28 Apr 2011 09:38
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 758795

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

some interesting revealations on purilia arms drop case on times now.shows kim davy revealing he was authorised by PMO for dropping arms in purilia district to arm the people of WB against CPI(M) goonds.says the RAW and MI5 coordinated the whole mission with central govts approval.motive suspected t...
by ranjithnath
27 Apr 2011 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

seems like most of BR is supporting katrina now :D .a stark contrast to what we had when MRCA had started.reports on EF poor A2G and libyan strikes have helped a lot.
by ranjithnath
27 Apr 2011 20:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 184154

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

if this is true, non inclusion of american aircrafts for the downselect is a bit of surprise.(an appeal against this can be expected,dammn)but none the less happy to see rafale.yay!!any info if the uprated M88 will be on offer???
by ranjithnath
24 Apr 2011 20:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 727217

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

^^^the vayu article quotes the empty weight as 5540 and MTO as 6000 kg.clearly there is a mistake.
by ranjithnath
21 Apr 2011 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 865425

Re: Indian Military Aviation

He also revealed that SWAC was in the process of strengthening its surveillance capabilities by inducting a few state-of-the-art, medium power radars (MPR). The MPR is an AESA system developed for the IAF, which will be able to detect small targets at ranges in excess of 300 km. which is this radar...
by ranjithnath
20 Apr 2011 14:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 980123

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

a naive question- is nasr a ballistic missile??
by ranjithnath
20 Apr 2011 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 914582

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

LIG Nex1 submits bid to sell portable missiles to India SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- LIG Nex1 Co., a South Korean weapons maker, has submitted a preliminary bid to sell portable anti-aircraft missiles to India, a military official said Wednesday. "LIG Nex1 submitted a request for a proposal ear...

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