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by Will
23 Oct 2017 19:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127462

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Germans have agreed to sell 3 additional Dolphins to Israel for close to $1 BN each :roll: :roll: :roll:. On the other hand looks like the Aussies have been taken for a royal ride with the shortfin barradcuda unless their ultimate aim is to convert some of the boats into nuke Barracudas. The Ger...
by Will
20 Oct 2017 18:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 293810

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Vips wrote:It would be worthwhile for India to join Korean/Brazilian efforts to make a fifth generation fighter jet. I am surprised the Europeans and French have no plans so far to make one.


The Germans and French have recently announced that they will be developing a 5th gen aircraft.
by Will
19 Oct 2017 13:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127462

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Well the U218 is being built for Singapore so is the A26 for the swedish navy. The way our tenders go these boats will probably be in service in half a dozen countries beforewe decide. Looks like its going to be between the U214 and the A26. Dont see the IN going in for the scorpene . Nothing much t...
by Will
18 Oct 2017 23:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127462

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

The A26 at $550 mil a pop seems attractive. I wouldnt say the Sweds are unreliable. Even at the time of Bofors they were ready to tech transfer. It was our govt in all its wisdom that pulled the plug. They might be more willing as far as tech transfer goes too. There is a need to keep the MDL line a...
by Will
13 Oct 2017 17:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

+1000 to that.
by Will
13 Oct 2017 16:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I think SAAB shot itself in the foot with the tie up with Adani. With the reported closeness to the ruling dispensation just opens up the govt to attack which I don't think will be risked. The same reported closeness exists between Reliance and the Govt, but that did not stop Dassault Reliance Aero...
by Will
10 Oct 2017 00:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I think SAAB shot itself in the foot with the tie up with Adani. With the reported closeness to the ruling dispensation just opens up the govt to attack which I don't think will be risked.
by Will
26 Sep 2017 13:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions
Replies: 1820
Views: 274643

Re: MBT Arjun - News and Discussions

I wonder whether the new DM will be able to shove 500 Arjun Mk II's down the IA's throat. :twisted:
by Will
26 Sep 2017 13:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

When will the powers that be understand that to the Amrikans no one is a friend. Not even their closest allies. They are driven only by their interests and everything offered comes with a string attached. Why in heavens name is an antique like the F-16 even being considered. The way things are going...
by Will
20 Sep 2017 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188083

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Develop Steam Catapult tech now, also invest in developing EMALS tech. India should have made a double or single hulled diesel test sub, a decade ago, but they didn't Now there is a good government in power, so the need is to further develop Aircraft carrier tech and do as much inhouse as possible,...
by Will
12 Sep 2017 21:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1904
Views: 366016

Re: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion

I am left scratching my head. After the Turks shot down a Russian aircraft they now get the S-400????
by Will
12 Sep 2017 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?
Replies: 313
Views: 30882

Re: INS Chakra joins IN - Where is the Mithai?

$2.5 Bn for a 10 year lease? :mrgreen: You now know who is goting to help with the SSN project. :twisted: . Remember the tale of the cost of the Gorshkov and then suddenly the Arihant breaking cover? :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: Draw your own conclusions. :P :P :P What I cant understand though is w...
by Will
04 Sep 2017 12:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188083

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Hope that the S5 is a proper SSBN with 16 missile cells rather than itsity bitsy 8-12. The S4* that's mentioned will probably be a stretched version with 12 cells.
by Will
03 Sep 2017 13:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 228
Views: 45317

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

Finally! A full time defence minister. She seems to be the no nonsense type. Hope she hits the ground running. Mite be an added advantage being a woman. Can keep the babus off balance and push things through :mrgreen:
by Will
01 Sep 2017 21:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188083

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Has been 2 years now since the SSN project was sanctioned. There were reports at that time that help might be sought from the French or Uncle Sam. I guess it would be either Russia or the French who would help. Hasn't been any news of any progress on the SSN project since then though :( .
by Will
01 Jul 2017 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3701
Views: 307016

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Lol on a lighter note and no offence :d but at times Philip sounds as if the Russkies have hired him to peddle their wares. Some one did ask the question if there were multiple people under that ID. I for one don't think we should put our neck in uncle sams nose where important equipment like fighte...
by Will
01 Jul 2017 16:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This entire paragraph needs to be engraved in big bold letters in a few offices! There is a brain trust called IIS right next door. There are two institutions that have done very, very well, with little funds, called ISRO and the DAE. And, various IIMs churn out brains that many multinational seek,...
by Will
24 Jun 2017 19:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 825903

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

India should tie up with the Israeli's to build an Avenger or better equivalent.
by Will
24 Jun 2017 19:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 426733

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

India needs to tie up consulatancy on critical components for the AMCA and not make the mistakes made during the LCA. N the biggest mistake would be tying up with US companies. Go with the Europeans even though they might not have as much experience as the US.
by Will
24 Jun 2017 19:16
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The F-16 Block 70 is not crap, atleast when you consider that it is more technologically advanced than any fighter in IAF service today. Though that doesn't mean buying them will be a good decision. Right now it may not be crap. But look at the timeline it will be joining the IAF and then it will b...
by Will
23 Jun 2017 22:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The F-16 deal if it happens will be the worst thing every. However much one may dress it up in new clothes, its still a 1970's hag . Plus it involves putting your neck in uncle sam's noose. Sad that TATA signed up for the F-16. It would have been better if they had taken up the offer for the second ...
by Will
29 May 2017 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1748
Views: 140329

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

I just hope that this new 57 aircraft need is plugged by the jsf as a top end option, and not the Rafale. Read somewhere that Lockheed Martin did not respond to the RFI for the Navy's 57 nos fighter requirement. Guess there's n way that the US is going to locally build or transfer tech for the F-35...
by Will
24 May 2017 23:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2804
Views: 433060

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

The SP Policy has been approved by the Cabinet. So it is now official: Cabinet clears policy for strategic partnerships in defence: Arun Jaitley Jaitley did a good job of pushing the SP Policy through the last mile, though the groundwork was done by Parrikar. Now to wait and see how fast and how we...
by Will
27 Apr 2017 13:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines-News and Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 1502

Indian Nuclear Submarines-News and Discussion

I think the time has come to move away from just the Arihant. With rumours of breaking news on the Aridhaman (or is it going to be on the SSN project???) and an Akula in service and another being leased and the SSN's coming up , the Indian nuclear fleet is growing and will continue to grow. All rela...
by Will
25 Apr 2017 01:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 698418

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Wonder if they have started work on the 120Km Pinaka III.
by Will
25 Apr 2017 01:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 84
Views: 15025

Re: India-France news

Wonder if India is still talking to France about Barracuda tech for our planned SSN's.
by Will
25 Apr 2017 01:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 825903

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

P75i is indeed a shambles. No domestic research efforts seem to ongoing in ssk systems barring aip and hwt. The BRF thread is titled 'Project 75I- It Begins' is a cruel joke. No sign of movement even as the Magazon Scorpene line is slowly winding down to a close. Yes. Should have named it the P75l-...
by Will
14 Apr 2017 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 853673

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Probably the uprating of the EJ200 for the AMCA. Can't be the engine for the Jags as it mentions "highest thrust".
by Will
13 Apr 2017 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127462

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Wonder if this one is dead. Submarines should have been the priority of this govt and should have been cleared in the 1st year itself. There have been recent reports of no Private company being willing to take up the SSN project. So where does it leave the P75I? Will the IN be left with just 6 scorp...
by Will
13 Apr 2017 21:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 415714

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

I had so much hope from the Modi government regarding the procurement mess and obsession of defense forces for the foreign maal; but alas. Seems like no hope is left. Well it seems that arms agents and the bureaucracy are so deeply entrenched in the system that no matter which govt.. not much headw...
by Will
26 Mar 2017 04:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Trump admin asked to push for F-16 sale to India http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/trump-admin-asked-to-push-for-f-16-sale-to-india/article17662863.ece Only if the US gives us the design of a state of the art SSN along with the reactor design :evil: :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :twisted:
by Will
16 Mar 2017 13:55
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 415714

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Arms dealers are too well entrenched in the Indian system. All this rigmarole of modifications and testing and more modifications and testing of the Arjun is just to make a case for an emergency purchase of Russian maal. Compare the weight of western tanks and its about the same as the Arjun, some e...
by Will
02 Mar 2017 18:48
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Arrghhhhh and now this forum is becoming a place to post ones political views? 7 per cent growth with crude prices what they are today is an achievement to boast about? :roll: I don't have any gr8 love for the congress but lets call a spade a spade. Let's keep this forum apolitical . India is our co...
by Will
01 Mar 2017 22:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 705635

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Was refering to intercepts of multiple targets. If am not mistaken this was attempted just once and the second target was an electronic one.
by Will
01 Mar 2017 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 705635

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Gathering steam :). Time for them to test multiple intercepts and not just against electronic targets.
by Will
20 Oct 2016 20:18
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 604871

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

Someone would have to be really dumb to buy the F-16. For one its a 70's platform. 2 , uncle is not going to share tech of the latest systems mounted on it like the AESA. 3, the Amerikans are sanction happy. If the Amrekians are so keep on developing relations with India why don't they offer to buil...
by Will
05 Oct 2016 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 222570

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

That the Ambanis have no experience making anything remotely related to fighter planes, as opposed to HAL which has some capability, is precisely their strength. I mean fron Dassault's perspective. The French and the Germans in their anxiety to win industrial equipment orders from China, made the s...
by Will
23 Sep 2016 13:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 222570

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

And so begins the rafale saga :D . Well at least its done. Now on to the additional MMRCA requirements. :P
by Will
15 Sep 2016 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 222570

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

...why could we not have asked the French for the entire M2K prod line? This design could've been further upgraded to the current M2K upgrade status,which would've been a far better bang-for-the buck deal than just 36 Raffys without the tech. It is only becos the M2K line was closed that the ISAF b...

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