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by Will
26 Aug 2016 18:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315780

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

India should have started building its own conventional subs like a decade ago, sumultaneously with the scorpenes Admiral Bhagwat wanted an indigenous design but George Fernandes literally forced the scorpene down the IN's throat. I know it was sanctioned during UPA 1. But the story started during ...
by Will
25 Aug 2016 19:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315780

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Yagnasri wrote:Did Germany not done the same kind of this deliberately by leaking the same kind of info on the subs sold to us to South Africa? Now French joined them. Rafale deal now looks very difficult now.


I think the German's shared the design of the U-209 designed for India with SA if I remember right.
by Will
25 Aug 2016 11:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279178

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Even if it developed a fault whats the big deal? Its a machine and can develop a fault. Super duper foreign maal dont develop faults? What was the availability of the su-30 again? :evil:
by Will
24 Aug 2016 12:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315780

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

If it is proved that the leak was from the French end then they can kiss bye bye to the P5I( if it ever happens). The whole thing is really sad keeping in mind that the IN is interested in a Barracuda based SSN design. Alternatively, if the GOI and MOD is smart they can use this to arm twist the Fre...
by Will
24 Aug 2016 11:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315780

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

Would be idiotic to buy additional scorpenes now. The woes of the submarine arm continue.
by Will
23 Aug 2016 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854374

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

It says "upto" 130kN. Probably keeping in mind future requirements.
by Will
17 Aug 2016 15:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 699445

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Has K9 been ordered yet? Has M777 been ordered yet? Month after month passes, but no orders are placed. AFAIK papers for M777 have been signed. Commercial negotiations for Vajra are in an advanced stage ,parrikar has said he'll close the deal in 2016. Believe that when you see it . :evil: Its just ...
by Will
17 Aug 2016 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854374

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

They seriously need a flying testbed along with associated facilities.
by Will
17 Aug 2016 02:22
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 699445

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Wasn't the ATAGS supposed to have a range of 60 km with special ammo. Though I remember readin some article that 40km was the optimum for a 155mm 52 cal gun.
by Will
17 Aug 2016 02:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

My first post..after re-registering..thanks to mods for approving the request within an hour... http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rafale-deal-Negotiating-team-submits-final-report/articleshow/53671494.cms I guess nothing major in this report except that this report will be reviewed by DAC on...
by Will
28 Jun 2016 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Uncle Sam will want his pound of flesh for pushing Indian membership of the MCTR and the NSG. I thought MP said one two engined and one single engined aircraft was being considered. If its two 2 engined ones that are being considered then you can bet on more Rafales and the F-18 plus the Gripen. No ...
by Will
23 Jun 2016 19:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

By the time a decision is taken the Rafale will be as obsolete as the hunter :mrgreen:
by Will
23 Jun 2016 19:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 294204

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

At this point of time, pakfa is as much a scam as rafale. While the program can still be salvaged, it will need much more time and specialized manpower (I seriously doubt if Russia has enough good aerospace scientists and engineers. All their experts are dead or would be dying in a few years) Exact...
by Will
22 Jun 2016 17:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 294204

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Increased-terror-encounters-sign-of-better-intelligence-Parrikar/articleshow/52795793.cms He reiterated that the deal to import the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) Rafale and other projects like the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) are movi...
by Will
22 Jun 2016 17:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 100% FDI in defence - what are we likely to see?
Replies: 75
Views: 3896

Re: 100% FDI in defence - what are we likely to see?

What we need to be careful of is that we don't becoming a dumping ground for decades old tech. F-16's ? Seriously? Ok they are current as of today but you don't want to be straddled with stuff like that for the next 40 years.
by Will
19 Jun 2016 15:26
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 169918

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

The NLCA needs the extra thrust and range. The MK1 has thrust issues at sea level. The MK2 was a Naval requirement that the IAF jumped onto.
by Will
17 Jun 2016 12:08
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 169918

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Is the MK-2 still on? Its only the MK-2 that will enter IN service.
by Will
08 Jun 2016 17:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4681
Views: 706788

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

The private sector needs to be involved in a big way. The DPSUs just cant keep pace with developments.
by Will
08 Jun 2016 16:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Who wants to bet that we will/wont be discussing the Rafale deal into the next decade :evil:
by Will
12 May 2016 12:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Don't blame the French ,blame our govt's for trying to pull the wool of everyone's eyes. This is an old trick. State the base cost of a product as a cheap price and then add everything at a later date which doubles and triples the price. :twisted:
by Will
09 May 2016 16:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 315780

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

If its going to be the 214 then what extra does it bring to the table compared to the Scorpene? Remember the scorpene was chosen over the 214 for the P75 though this might have had more to do with political considerations rather than technical. If the IN is going to go for an old design they might a...
by Will
06 May 2016 20:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127732

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Well seems to be they offered the 214. Unless there are behind the scenes negotiations with the French for SSN's I think the French have lost out on the P75I by promising the Aussies not to give high end tech to India with reference to the shortfin Barracuda.
by Will
06 May 2016 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127732

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

I think the original requirement for the P75I was that the contending submarines should be in production and not just a design. We seem to have moved away from that. It would be good to go with the latest designs though they come with their associated risks like cost overruns and the unknown actual ...
by Will
06 May 2016 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127732

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

How come the Germans have offered the 214 for the P75i in a govt to govt deal? Wasn't the requirement for a larger sub? Unless the IN has decided to do away with its VLS requirement and concentrate on the SSN's as Ocean going subs while the conventional ones will continue with littoral duties.
by Will
05 May 2016 12:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Karan M wrote:Why? If US aid continues to TSP elsewhere it frees up funds to put in F-16.
Seems like a dog and pony show for public/Indian consumption.


India seriously needs to not fall into the US trap. The US has no friends. Its better to go with the Europeans if one needs tech.
by Will
05 May 2016 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854374

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Inspite of lot of talkie talkie our DM has not funded any major series of indigenous programmes. Well frankly two years of this govt has not made much of a difference. There has been no movement of note. Its the same as the "good old days". Don't lets even go down the "better than An...
by Will
03 May 2016 21:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127732

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

Well if the IN is looking for bigger ocean going subs makes more sense to go in for SSN's specially looking at the cost. Numbers can be made up with more scorpenes and kilos in the mean time. Looks like the only reason the IN may go in for the P75I is because of the tech for the SSN's and that about...
by Will
01 May 2016 16:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127732

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

With the French winning the Australian Submarine competition with their Barracuda spin off wonder whether India will go down the same route for the P-75I program specially keeping in mind the Indian SSN program where it has been rumoured that French help is being sought.
by Will
19 Feb 2016 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279178

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Why oh why don't they let the private sector open a second assembly line for the LCA. For all the shouting , what it finally all boils down to is the govt sector always getting priority and this as usual brings about endless delays.
by Will
16 Feb 2016 02:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 279178

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The 2 won't happen till 2025 if started today. That's why the need for the 1A.
by Will
14 Feb 2016 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2804
Views: 433423

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

True. The US is dangling a carrot and forcing the IN to take the Nuke route. They will then try and delay the project endlessly for some reason or the other. Lets face it and the sooner our powers that be realise it the better- The US only looks after its own interests. They want India to balance Ch...
by Will
14 Feb 2016 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 427199

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

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by Will
14 Feb 2016 22:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 427199

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

As per reports the Israelis gave the Chinese the Lavi design when they were pally. That's till Uncle Sam put a stop to their Bahi-bahi relationship. To make up for the loss of the Chinese market Uncle Sam let them start exporting to India. Left to the Isrealis they would still like access to the bi...
by Will
14 Feb 2016 16:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2804
Views: 433423

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Let's face it. The Vishal is at least a decade away, probably more if it's going to have nuclear propulsion. Anything less than 5th Gen aircraft for it will not cut it. Has to be navalized versions of the AMCA and FGFA. Aircraft like the Rafale and Mig-29' are just not going to cut it by the time th...
by Will
14 Feb 2016 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 427199

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

As per reports the Israelis gave the Chinese the Lavi design when they were pally. That's till Uncle Sam put a stop to their Bahi-bahi relationship. To make up for the loss of the Chinese market Uncle Sam let them start exporting to India. Left to the Isrealis they would still like access to the big...
by Will
06 Feb 2016 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2235
Views: 412498

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Recent news: https://theintercept.com/2016/01/28/israeli-drone-feeds-hacked-by-british-and-american-intelligence/ If the Brits and Americans have hacked the Herons (and other Israeli drones), it is likely that they have hacked the Indian versions of these too. Something to keep in mind. There was a...
by Will
01 Feb 2016 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854374

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

And India thinks the measly k crores spent on the Kaveri till date have broken the bank :roll:

When will we learn that if we need to master a critical technology there is no substitute to consistently well funded R&D.
by Will
27 Jan 2016 20:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

lol I love this Just love this incremental approach. All right I knew it was gonna another announcement at the R-Day. Oh well lets wait another 3 months then (they said 1, I say 3). And then price will be fixed... Time to focus on our next phoren fighter. FGFA Let the MKI days begin again First it ...
by Will
26 Jan 2016 17:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 223010

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

Wanna bet which well known company is going to benefit from the offsets. :twisted: . At the prices quoted this has the makings of a major scam. Time to dump the Rafale. :evil:

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