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by Will
06 Oct 2011 12:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473476

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

The Rafale has been a favourite of mine but I think the Eurofighter consurtium is more open to transfer of "real" technology. The French guard their tech fiercely and their "tranfer of tech" would involve more of "screwdriver" technology :(. India should not loose this ...
by Will
25 Sep 2011 11:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 853446

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

The latest India today?
by Will
03 Sep 2011 09:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 635762

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Has the radar been integrated yet?
by Will
02 Sep 2011 22:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473476

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

Oh gr8!! Now we have biggots crawling out of the woodwork in here. :evil:

Moderators please delete these posts !!!
by Will
14 Aug 2011 09:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4775
Views: 887117

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Whats with this new drdo initiative of building a jet engine. Any further details on it?
by Will
04 Aug 2011 15:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: BR Main Site Feedback
Replies: 471
Views: 76878

Re: BR Forum Feedback

The "Indian Space" Link on the BR main page has been a dead link for a while now. It would be better to remove it.
by Will
03 Aug 2011 10:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473476

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

So, this benchmark business was triggered by Madame Hillary? There goes the MMRCA deal. Expect the deal to be cancelled due to this "benchmark" business. Then the GOI will go the FMS route citing that the IAF can wait no longer for new aircraft and buy the JSF :( . Mannn what Chanakian mi...
by Will
29 Jul 2011 12:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Oto Melara, a company of the Finmeccanica group, involved in the design and production of small and medium calibre naval guns, and BHEL are producing a 76 mm naval gun. The Indian Navy has appointed Bhel as the production agency the 127 mm large calibre gun. -----------------------------------------...
by Will
20 Jul 2011 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

L&T Shipyard in TN near ready; waits for Defence orders Larsen & Toubro's Rs 2,000-crore shipyard at Kattupalli in Tamil Nadu is almost ready but hardly has any order worth its capability. The yard, which has been designed for building large Defence vessels, is yet to find favour with the D...
by Will
20 Jul 2011 16:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rahul M wrote:at the cost of fielding a fighter group ? why on earth would you want that ?


Does the Viraat have any fighters left? :D
by Will
20 Jul 2011 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 797967

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Can the BAE Hawk AJT be used in a combat role? During Aero India it was displayed with some weaponry! But I remember reading that Desh signed an agreement on non-usage for combat! Gurus please weigh in!!! yep,They can be used,i dont think we signed any agreement on non-usage for combat! but there w...
by Will
16 Jul 2011 14:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Wasnt it reported that the copter dogged multiple missiles before being hit?
by Will
06 Jul 2011 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2805
Views: 439196

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

If HAL cant develop a basic trainer why dont they ask Mahindra Aerospace to do it instead of running after these foreign buys!!
by Will
05 Jul 2011 15:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579074

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

Any info on the next series of ISRO launchers after GSLV-III?
by Will
21 Jun 2011 11:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Singha, wrt to Greek U214s, there were some fundamental issues with AIP and also the surface sea-keeping abilities and such things, the sub couldn't maintain its level or rolled excessively, etc. These things took a long time to be sorted out by germans over many rounds of back & forth with the...
by Will
09 Jun 2011 11:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 853446

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

because of an agreement with Pakistan, we have to notify them whenever a ballistic (not cruise) missile is tested and vice versa, to avoid unforeseen nuclear escalations. So the launch of the missile is never kept a secret. Without that agreement , I doubt whether they would have made public whethe...
by Will
09 Jun 2011 10:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 436091

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Any further news on the US sixth gen concept? There was news sometime back that requirements were being firmed up. Is this going to be unmanned or dual.
by Will
09 Jun 2011 10:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 3953
Views: 853446

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

wht is the need for repeated testing of prithvi, when agni series is not undergoing same levels of trials..... parayu chackochi... wht is the need for repeated testing of prithvi, when agni series is not undergoing same levels of trials..... parayu chackochi... You can never be sure its the prithvi...
by Will
04 Jun 2011 14:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 473476

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

Any open source corroboration? I'd be interested.Cosmo, I am bit confused with your post. Are you asking for open sources corroboration that a SH-lite was on offer? Also the link you posted....what is that for? Yes. All during the run up, Jeff Kohler and & Co were talking SH-Block II + EPE Engi...
by Will
12 May 2011 15:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 908265

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Rakesh wrote:Second indigenous carrier a long way off
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article1819080.ece


What happened to the defense ministers claim that IAC-II would be started as soon as IAC-I was at an advanced stage of construction???????????? :x :(
by Will
12 May 2011 15:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 579074

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

India designing reusable spacecraft Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram, P S Veeraraghavan on Wednesday said India`s space scientists are designing a reusable space craft, which is likely to be launched in 2030. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is curren...
by Will
10 May 2011 16:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

As far as politics goes the EF has an advantage which could turn out to be a disadvantage.Italy being a part of the EF program is a double edged sword. It could work in the EF favour or the GOI could back away from the EF for this very reason not wanting to create a controversy.(Everyone informed kn...
by Will
04 May 2011 13:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4775
Views: 887117

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

I wish Snecma venture is pure only on consulting and not on ECO core being used for any kaveri version.. That is a wasteful exercise that serves only in integration expertise.. what we need to snecma consulting (more like what P&W offered us).. and not replace kabini core. Thought one of the re...
by Will
03 May 2011 13:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 442635

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

After all this rigmarole they will go through the FMS route and buys some more artillery pieces as long as it dosent come with that dreaded Bofors tag.
by Will
03 May 2011 13:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4775
Views: 887117

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 Will
03 May 2011 11:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4775
Views: 887117

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.
by Will
02 May 2011 11:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

It is funny how most on BR and other sites(including some very esteemed and knowledgable members) are happy with the MMRCA downselect while surprisingly most of the Indian jornulists are crying blue murder on the murder of the Indo-US strategic partnership. Does this stem from the lifafa culture :D:...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 16:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

Ref:Debal and Prabhu. From the past few pages, I just realized how incumbent the repulsion to US of a is in general. I feel US is seen equal a threat to India as China is. I believe it is serious time US has to do some thing to distance itself from the this kind of paranoidism it is being associate...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 16:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 621237

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

To repeat what I know about Chinese military technology- I want to summarize this so that we all know and do not have to repeat these well known facts to each other. ⋅ China is rapidly progressing ⋅ Do not underestimate China ⋅ China is sitting on US$ 1 trillion ⋅...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 15:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

Damn!This thread moves way too fast! I remember reading on BRF only that Rafale has the capability to produce 30 or 40 aircrafts a year currently! Can this is anyway help us in getting the first 18 jets fast or helping in speeding up production of 106 jets by HAL? Assuming Rafale wins!(It looks dam...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 15:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

^^ Suspicious if Amriki companies are calmly accepting the decision ( atleast publicly) in a SDRE like fashion, given that they would have already been having wet dreams of selling $$ worth of F-xx to India and use it to subsidize the Paki batches!!! Well dreading the day when another scandal is go...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 15:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

Any comments from Swedish / Russian companies... ? Gripen folks respect the decision ... arent saying too much ... No response at the Russian numbers I tried. Thanks Vishnu do you think the Swede's will be roped in as consultants on the AMCA? There were reports of them being sounded out on this mat...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 15:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

This is what the outgoing US Ambassador said a few hours back in Delhi ... and NO, quoting him does not mean I endorse an American product !! "We deeply respect the indian procurement process... we are however deeply disappointed on the outcome.. we feel in America that, AESA technology, the t...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 15:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

Overall, we would be suckers to buy F16 at a billion dollar cost, whereas Pakistan gets it for free.... Will provide psy ops opportunity to Pakistan. Good that we stayed clear of F16 atleast. Well at last the GOI shows some B***S by not cowing down to uncle. I can never fathom why we would even eva...
by Will
29 Apr 2011 15:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 383
Views: 208589

Re: Attention non-members and lurkers !

Is it possible to get my old ID back. One fine day I suddenly found that I couldnt login....
by Will
29 Apr 2011 15:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 442635

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

suryag wrote:
But IA may not be interested in KMW turret & Arjun hull solution.


They will fight with what they have


With sticks and stones.
by Will
28 Apr 2011 13:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 163952

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

The problem here is what kind of spine the GOI has , to stand up to uncle sams arm twisting. Notice there is no official confirmation yet. Like the engine deal for the LCA there could be many a slip between the cup and the lip .

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