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by Will
10 Feb 2018 14:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Cain Marko wrote:Repeat...
If the carriers are to be mended,
And skies to be defended,
Dump the fat vipers, too long to wait
Shed the shornet that has too much weight
Get the engine and build many a Tejas fine,
And we'll merrily buy a jsf faco line
:D


Wahh bhai wahhh!
by Will
09 Feb 2018 14:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Very arrogant. Everyone who thinks we should jump onto the amrikan bandwagon need to understand that uncle sam only has his interests in mind. The American attitude even towards their closest allies is very condescending. Not saying don't buy stuff from them. But only buy cutting edge stuff which y...
by Will
09 Feb 2018 14:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Khalsa wrote:Tejas Mk 2 is the SEF


Looks like there is a deliberate plan to kill the LCA MK2. Funds should have been released and design and prototype work should have been approaching the final stages by now.
by Will
30 Jan 2018 14:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Its criminal that the second sub line hasn't been finalised till date. On the defence front am really disappointed with this govt. Thought they would move faster on projects and increase the defence budget. At the very least follow on orders for the scorpenes should be placed with tweaks to mitigate...
by Will
22 Jan 2018 21:56
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Not just this thread it is the same story with all the threads related to Indian systems. LCA, Arjun, Arty, LCA. We keep going in circles for decades. A reflection of how our own MoD works along with the entire MIC. Yawn inducing circle of comedy. Maybe we should have members post a timeline for th...
by Will
21 Jan 2018 23:52
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 699606

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

One of the first things Modi govt did after taking power was clear a $1Bn DRDO proposal to set up a seeker facility for Astra, strategic and other programs. I think seeker guided arty will also come about. Solid state items can presumably take much higher G-forces. Is this actually up and running? ...
by Will
08 Jan 2018 21:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 665880

Re: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2

I think the sabotage angle should be probed deeply. Its not normal to have so many sub accidents. Its easy to pass it off as human error. This is sounding more like the news of unnatural deaths of a number of nuclear scientists and other personal involved in defence research and construction. Rememb...
by Will
16 Dec 2017 20:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188335

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

kit wrote:
Will wrote:
An SSN with an 83Mw reactor is just not going to cut it. It needs a more powerful reactor.


why ?


Cause hunter killers need the speed and acceleration . They are the jet fighters of the submarine world unlike the boomers which are the bombers and can afford to prowl at slower speeds.
by Will
13 Dec 2017 22:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188335

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Updated as per inputs: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | No | Name | Type | Displacement | Reactor | Silos | Status | Remarks | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | S1 | ...
by Will
12 Dec 2017 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2804
Views: 433482

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Did they have to put the T-90 in a Make in India article? Make in India is rubbish and doesn't really bring in anything to the Indian defence industry. If the govt is really serious about developing indigenous technology, the push should be on the made in India part with emphasis on design and deve...
by Will
12 Dec 2017 22:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188335

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

So if S4 is going to be 8 tubes then S4* will most probably be 12 tubes keeping in mind reports that say that the S4* is going to be a stretched version and a bridge between the S4 and the S5 class. Sure hope the S5 will be 16 tubes. But if the S4 is just 4 tubes then the s4* will most probably just...
by Will
11 Dec 2017 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188335

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

If our 7000 tonne S-3, S-4 and S-4* are carrying in 8 SLBM's of K-4 class, the 13000 SSBN will definately have 12-16 K-6 SLBM's. Sure hope the S-5 will carry 16 K-6 SLBM's. Its the norm for SSBN's around the world. Its high time we did some forward thinking. Today the threats might seem just the Ch...
by Will
30 Nov 2017 23:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 548732

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

That's some hare-brained idea. When will the IAF get additional tankers. This just shows their desperation. How many more cancellations and rounds of trials for tankers will there be, :( :( :( :(
by Will
29 Nov 2017 22:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1431
Views: 188335

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Well.... looks like there is some truth that the French are after the SSN deal. If they are willing to provide the reactor tech might be worth considering. Wonder how good the barracuda is with respect to Russian subs though. I guess as far as nuke subs go, Russian tech is next to only the Americans...
by Will
28 Nov 2017 18:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

If you think its not possible to kill the tejas then you are naïve. All they have to do is ask for umpteen enhancements. Drag it through trial after trial for the next decade and a half and the tejas is fried . Just like the Arjun. You underestimate the capability of the import lobby. They are there...
by Will
26 Nov 2017 18:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Me thinks talk about scrapping the SE started after the Rafale allegations and Reliance. The IAF dosent want the F-16. That leaves the Gripen. Imagine the stink if the SE was handed to Adani on a platter. That’s why I had said SAAB shot itself in the foot by tying up with Adani. Hits too close to th...
by Will
24 Nov 2017 22:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Classic example of Saab's empty promises. Saab is saying the exact opposite of what Lockheed Martin is proposing. Anything to win a deal. Desperation. The engine is the GE F-414. What planet is Saab on? ." The one where they see GOI as total bakras. More on that here https://sputniknews.com/mi...
by Will
24 Nov 2017 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact
Replies: 803
Views: 70117

Re: Christianity, Evangelism & its geopolitical impact

Lol seriously? There's even a thread like this? Before the majority starts pointing fingers maybe they should look at what's wrong within their own religion. Mod Note: Everything else you wrote has been deleted. And yes, this thread will continue to talk about the topic in question and it's none of ...
by Will
24 Nov 2017 21:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

https://theprint.in/2017/11/24/single-engine-fighter-jet-procurement-hits-air-pocket-faces-questions/ Defence ministry is concerned about restricted competition, potential single vendor situation that could spark a scandal. New Delhi: The air force’s single engine fighter procurement has hit an air ...
by Will
23 Nov 2017 21:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2143
Views: 337354

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

Well there is no doubt that the MMRCA tender cancellation benefited a certain industrial group and there is also no doubt with the said industrial group in the picture more rafale's for the IAF is a given. But the congress has no right to bring up the deal when they totally messed it up. They had 10...
by Will
22 Nov 2017 22:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

What one would like to know is what ToT is the SAAB capable of for the Gripen. For starters as it uses and American engine ToT for that is out of the question. Having said that if SAAB puts forward a proposal that would involve building a design team in India to make significant further enhancements...
by Will
20 Nov 2017 20:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1074294

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Kashi wrote:If the news about Spike deal is correct, then GoI must be completely and undoubtedly confident that we WILL have a suitable man portable product very soon.


With the Nag still not in production I have my doubts on DRDO being able to achieve it without help.
by Will
20 Nov 2017 20:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1074294

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Is chorgupta being discussed? He's like dog poop thinking that people are worshipping it because they walk around it carefully. Do people even take this nincompoop seriously? He represents all that is wrong with Indian defence reporting Lol photocopying brochures, articles and books and then pastin...
by Will
16 Nov 2017 18:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 699606

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Heard the OFB's are planning on going on strike pretty soon. Maybe a good idea for the govt to announce a lockout and get rid of those white elephants. But does anyone :mrgreen: have the will??
by Will
16 Nov 2017 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3305
Views: 427266

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Now that the Indian Army is going down the path of the "FCRV" for its future armored vehicles , anyone wanna bet that the IAF will come up with a similar idea for a future fifth gen fighter and shaft the AMCA? :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Though having said that , think they cant till they ...
by Will
14 Nov 2017 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 827082

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Well its to the Russian's advantage to have the DSRV's ordered by the IN compatible with their submarines. They don't have anything comparable. During the Kursk disaster they were hesitant to accept western help until it was too late. Heaven forbid if there is another disaster, they can always ask t...
by Will
12 Nov 2017 19:28
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Just when you think think you have seen it all , our procurement strategies still manage to surprise. This is turning into another farce. The SE should be scrapped. Buy more Rafales to keep the IAF happy. In the meantime go full steam on the LCA mark 2 and the AMCA. Buy a couple of F 35 to hedge aga...
by Will
10 Nov 2017 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 827082

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Here you go. As suspected someone has a vested interest. Turns out to be the French this time.

http://idrw.org/india-wants-second-nucl ... ore-153201

This should help Philip relax. :mrgreen:
by Will
09 Nov 2017 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 827082

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I hope this did not happen. If it did it is plain stupid I wouldn't be surprised that the Chinks and the Paki's are behind this. They know that Indo-Russian ties are not as strong as they used to be and would like to damage Indo- Russian ties irreversibly. On the other hand it could be Uncle Sam its...
by Will
08 Nov 2017 23:10
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The IAF should be told, "order another 200 LCA and you will get 90 more Rafales" . Throw in 2-3 sqns of the F-35, chuck the rest and concentrate on the AMCA. A start to keeping the type of aircraft in the IAF inventory to a minimal . India is a diverse country , dosen't mean that the diver...
by Will
08 Nov 2017 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854486

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Wake me up when kaveri flies. I have given up on it. We seem quite content to plod on but never reach a destination. Since 2008 when kaveri was delinked from LCA and to 2017. No major progress has been made in domestic engine. I guess I should be happy with the fact that GTRE was also starved of fu...
by Will
06 Nov 2017 22:55
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

You can bet your bottom dollar that with Ambani in the picture more Rafale's are a done deal. They wouldn't invest in infrastructure in Nagpur like they are doing if it was not going to happen.
by Will
06 Nov 2017 22:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 4663
Views: 854486

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Would certainly like to know more on the engine that is being developed with Rolls Royce. Think there are two programs going on . One with Snecma to fix the kaveri and the other with Rolls Royce that will power the AMCA. I think we are hedging our bets here since uncle is reluctant to share engine t...
by Will
06 Nov 2017 22:35
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I am not a US fan boy and I advocate not putting too many eggs in the US basket but at the moment the F-35 is the only 5th gen aircraft out there. It has problems but if any one can fix it its the US. Even if the F-35 has to be used only against China it will be worth having . What else is available...
by Will
06 Nov 2017 15:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Well if we buy the antique that the F-16 is then we deserve all that we get. Having said that I have full faith in our babus to drag this well into the next decade :D

Why don't they just buy a cpl of sqns of F-35's off the shelf if they want to keep uncle sam happy and just ramp up LCA production. :(
by Will
06 Nov 2017 15:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate
Replies: 328
Views: 42571

Re: CDS, Tri-Services Issues & Integration Debate

CDS and tri service commands are 2 separate debates. And need not be implemented together. CDS should be established, and once established the military should further debate about theatre commands. I agree with IAFs contention on not tying down air assets to theatres. Well there is an argument that...
by Will
29 Oct 2017 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

When did the French say no to helping with the SSN? Haven’t read any reports to that effect.
by Will
29 Oct 2017 02:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Project-75I: Will Nuclear Submarine support get France second Submarine order from India ? Wouldn’t bother with that. That’s that “my take”stuff where anyone can come up with fanciful wishful thinking. Most of the time it’s in English that doesn’t make sense. I would think the site would have an ed...
by Will
26 Oct 2017 01:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 854
Views: 127754

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Gagan wrote:What about a U-214? Or even a U-216?
I won't discount the abilities of the Germans, or the depth of India's pockets


There was talk that the German AIP tech was what the IN really wants.
by Will
23 Oct 2017 19:29
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 605873

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Sighh I think we are going to have the F-16 rammed down our throats :(

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