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by Amitabh
19 Nov 2004 03:39
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Mumbai Airshow Pics
Replies: 106
Views: 58945


And the "SAM 3" is a OSA-AK [SA-8] while the "AN-72" is an Avro 748.
by Amitabh
05 Sep 2004 22:28
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 82416

This is really about Cope India 2004, but it's a Pakistani analysis of that exercise.

http://www.caps.org.pk/Papers/July2004.htm
by Amitabh
27 Aug 2004 20:06
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 78708

The author obviously has never heard of either Embraer or IPTN.
by Amitabh
30 Jun 2004 21:15
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 51461

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Originally posted by Johann: - The problem of obsolescence is far more acute in the PLAAF than the PAF, in part because the PLAAF can not afford the incremental system upgrades for such a vast fleet. Perhaps, but the PLAAF has a much more modern core than the PAF, with spanking new Su-27/30s and JH...
by Amitabh
22 Jun 2004 19:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cold Start: An analysis
Replies: 277
Views: 91056

Re: Cold Start: An analysis

YIP: Excellent write up, as usual, but I do have one quibble. I don't think it is possible to declare a doctrine sound (in more than the sense of being feasible) without an analysis of how an opponent will respond to it, doctrinally or strategically (not just tactically). I haven't seen this questio...
by Amitabh
31 May 2004 00:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 78708

Re: The Saras Flies!

Originally posted by rad: could any one explain the real benefit of the saras which is in the same class as the dornier 228 nearly in alll respects.The do-228 does everything from recce,elint,SAR also , and the coast guard and the navy are also extremey happy with the dornier, The Dornier did its s...
by Amitabh
29 May 2004 18:49
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 78708

Re: The Saras Flies!

A picture from Xinhua: click
by Amitabh
31 Jan 2004 03:27
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004
Replies: 31
Views: 5945

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - January 2004

India to look again at howitzers Jane's Defence Weekly, February 4, 2004 RAHUL BEDI The Indian Army has recommended a fresh evaluation of three competing 155mm/52-cal towed artillery systems as not one contender "adequately met" the general staff qualitative requirements (GSQR) during last year's t...
by Amitabh
29 Jan 2004 04:04
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy - News Folder - January 2004
Replies: 22
Views: 4653

Re: Indian Navy - News Folder - January 2004

JANE'S MISSILES AND ROCKETS
FEBRUARY 01, 2004


India to re-evaluate naval SAMs
David C Isby
by Amitabh
15 Nov 2003 01:33
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003
Replies: 42
Views: 3940

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003

India completes 155mm artillery system trials [Jane's Defence Weekly, 19 November 2003] The Indian Army has completed firing trials of three competing 155mm/ 52-cal towed artillery systems. Under its Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan, the service intends to buy up to 400 howitzers from one of th...
by Amitabh
29 Oct 2003 03:48
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 73245

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Originally posted by TSJones:
6. Combined arms cavalry units. Is that too much to ask? I'm not talking about a whole division. Just a regiment with proper transportation and logistics. Try it out, who knows, ya may like it.
Been there, done that, old chap.
by Amitabh
22 Aug 2003 02:22
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- August 2003
Replies: 23
Views: 3512

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- August 2003

Modernized Indian 'May' flown in Russia (International Defense Review, 1 September 2003) The prototype modernized Ilyushin Il-38SD 'May' maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for the Indian Navy made its maiden flight on 3 July from Khodinka airfield in Moscow. The prototype will be delivered to India bef...
by Amitabh
22 Aug 2003 02:20
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- August 2003
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- August 2003

India develops 81mm self-propelled mortar (Jane's Defence Weekly, 27 August 2003) India has developed a new 81mm Carrier Mortar Tracked Vehicle (CMTV) based on the chassis of the Sarath infantry combat vehicle (ICV). The turret has been removed and modified for its new role. The 81mm mortar is moun...
by Amitabh
22 Aug 2003 02:15
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- August 2003
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- August 2003

India orders Smerch rockets (Jane's Missiles and Rockets, 1 September 2003) India has announced the order of 36 300mm 9A52-2 Smerch-M long-range multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) from Russia, writes David C Isby. The deal is reported to be worth US$450 million. The Smerch-M uses the MAZ-543-A1 heavy...
by Amitabh
16 Aug 2003 04:03
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- August 2003
Replies: 23
Views: 3512

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- August 2003

US, India agree future defence cooperation (Jane's Defence Weekly, 20 August 2003) According to this article, the possible sale of the SM-2 theatre SAM was discussed at the 6-7 August meeting of the US-India Defence Policy Group. Among the exercises planned for this year are "Malabar 04" in Novembe...
by Amitabh
18 Jun 2003 20:37
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- June 2003
Replies: 33
Views: 3833

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- June 2003

Russian missiles launched in joint exercise (Jane's Missiles and Rockets, 1 July 2003) Russian naval exercises held in the Indian Ocean in late May included the use of cruise missiles launched from long-range bombers against targets located by surface warships, writes David C Isby. The exercise was...
by Amitabh
16 Jun 2003 18:42
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report
Replies: 47
Views: 24529

Re: Dhruv at Paris Air Show: Report

Note, both pictures clearly show a presumably Israeli forward-looking infra-red (FLIR) ball on the front (the caption on one says it). There are also some other sensors immediately below the windshield; does anyone know what they are?

An impressive debut at the Paris air show! Thanks Amarko.
by Amitabh
09 Jun 2003 22:44
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- June 2003
Replies: 35
Views: 3778

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- June 2003

MTU defies the downward trend (Jane's Defence Industry - 01 June 2003) With military vehicle engines, 2002 recorded a 15% increase in sales. This success, says the company, is based predominantly on export orders from the armed forces of India, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the US. MTU is benefiti...
by Amitabh
09 Jun 2003 22:21
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- June 2003
Replies: 33
Views: 3833

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- June 2003

Indian Navy set to venture far out to Africa Summit (Jane's Defence Weekly, June 4, 2003) The Indian Navy (IN) is likely to provide security cover to the African Union summit in Mozambique next month as part of its strategy of expanding its presence in the Indian Ocean region. A Ministry of Defence...
by Amitabh
14 May 2003 22:27
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- May 2003
Replies: 38
Views: 3391

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- May 2003

From Maritime Sentinel to Multimission Enabler
(Jane's Navy International, 1 June 2003)


The article is about the US' future maritime reconnaissance programs, but a table on future Lockheed-Martin projects suggests that India is interested in 8 service life extended P-3Bs.
by Amitabh
07 May 2003 00:33
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: LCA is Named Tejas!!!
Replies: 319
Views: 62555

Re: LCA is Named Tejas!!!

Originally posted by Vick:
A distictive visual difference b/w the PV and the TDs is that the PV has additional equipment in the vertical tail plane, near the top.
That would be the Tarang radar warning receiver.
by Amitabh
28 Apr 2003 22:31
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- April 2003
Replies: 34
Views: 3699

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- April 2003

South African T5 truck-mounted howitzer debut [International Defence Review, 01 November 2000] The G5-2000 Indian evaluation included firing trials conducted in 45-52º temperatures in Rajasthan. A Kentron Arachnida WMS205 gun display and navigation system was installed at the layer's position, inte...
by Amitabh
15 Mar 2003 00:17
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- March 2003
Replies: 35
Views: 3727

Re: Indian Navy -- News Folder -- March 2003

According to AD Baker III in the March 2003 issue of Proceedings, INS Ganga and INS Brahmaputra have both been equipped with 8-cell Barak launchers. We guessed the first from the Navy Day review of course, and the Navy pages presumably need updating.
by Amitabh
08 Mar 2003 04:03
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- March 2003
Replies: 21
Views: 2773

Re: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- March 2003

Jane's Defence Upgrades, March 16, 2003 By Robert Hewson (extracts) The Indian Air Force's (IAF's) far-reaching plan to equip its growing Sukhoi Su-30MKI 'Flanker' strike fighter force with an organic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) capability is about to be put into effect. According to local sources,...
by Amitabh
08 Mar 2003 03:55
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- March 2003
Replies: 21
Views: 2773

Re: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- March 2003

40 radars delivered for MiG-21 upgrade Jane's Defence Upgrades March 16, 2003 According to Vladimir Frantsev, chief designer of Russia's Phazotron-NIIR (Nauchno-Issledovatelsky Institut Radiostroeniya) Corporation, speaking at Aero India 2003 in Bangalore (5-9 February), the company has now supplie...
by Amitabh
28 Feb 2003 01:51
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- February 2003
Replies: 71
Views: 6151

Re: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- February 2003

India fields night combat upgrade for Mi-35 helicopters Jane's Defence Upgrades, March 1, 2003 The Indian Air Force (IAF) now has a fully-fledged upgrade programme underway to give its Mil Mi-35 'Hind' attack helicopter fleet a day/night and adverse weather combat capability. One of the first aircr...
by Amitabh
13 Feb 2003 22:29
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results
Replies: 153
Views: 64479

Re: Indo-French exercises: Mixed results

This is the best sales pitch for the Mirage 2000-5 I have seen yet. ;) You've got to hand it to the French...
by Amitabh
09 Feb 2003 21:32
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131825

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

So the LCH isn't the LAH after all.

The LAH seems more like the Rooivalk, a heavy attack helicopter. The LCH is lighter and more compact, has a different wheel arrangement, less apparent armour protection, and retains the top portion of the Dhruv unaltered.
by Amitabh
08 Feb 2003 09:17
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports
Replies: 492
Views: 131825

Re: Aero India 2003 - News & Reports

Note that the LCH will be most similar to the Agusta/Westland A-129 Mangusta helicopter, of which the Italian Army coincidentally also has 60.

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