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by Austin
27 Nov 2006 18:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India Tests Prithvi based ABM
Replies: 334
Views: 54906

Thanks Arun :) url=http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/nov/27missile.htm]"Heartiest congratulations," Antony said in a message to the country's top missile scientists, including V K Saraswat[/url] So this is the same 100 Km ABM missile which was being developed under DR Saraswat which was reve...
by Austin
21 Jun 2006 18:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Magazine and Media Watch/Review
Replies: 287
Views: 76681

Harry wrote:ATM mag from the Czech republic has an extensive article on INS Delhi,


Can you post the contents of the Delhi Article , if not the entire stuff then something interesting
by Austin
27 May 2006 23:10
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Pictures of Indo-UK Konkan exercises
Replies: 21
Views: 13870

Merlin is perhaps the best of breed ASW chopper out there ,Its Dunking Sonar is very sophisticated , specially designed to detect and classify quite conventional subs in littoral environment And it could also act as a more sturdy platform for a Heli Borne AEW. But the cost was very high , and I am n...
by Austin
27 May 2006 18:51
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Pictures of Indo-UK Konkan exercises
Replies: 21
Views: 13870

Its really Nice To See those MERLINS (EH-101 ) , I wish we could have afforded to buy those for our Navy , As a 1:1 replacement for Sea King and Ka-28
by Austin
23 May 2006 05:07
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - May 2006
Replies: 19
Views: 8563

by Austin
23 May 2006 05:05
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - May 2006
Replies: 19
Views: 8563

by Austin
20 May 2006 17:29
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - May 2006
Replies: 19
Views: 8563

by Austin
07 May 2006 01:49
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 68754

Just compare the intake and exhaust sizes with that of the Su 30 and you can see why this plane could reach 90,000 feet On an operational mission , they flew much higher than that :) What is the replacement? If the Foxbats are being retired,then what is to replace them?Why is there silence on this ...
by Austin
07 Apr 2006 06:29
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 68754

The planes are known to have flown over China, Pakistan and other countries to take stock of their military preparations but returned undetected after conducting sorties at an altitude of 25 km. However, one flight over Pakistan in 1997 led to tensions with Islamabad claiming that the MiG-25 delibe...
by Austin
06 Apr 2006 09:15
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 68754

Man I feel in this thread as if I am attending some ones funeral :lol:

Ladies, Please dont cry phased out or not Mig-25 is here to stay :)
by Austin
06 Apr 2006 02:17
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: IAF to Phase out MIG-25's on May 1st
Replies: 154
Views: 68754

To go past 3 Mach they needed operational clearance and would be reprimanded if they did so. The Mig-25 cant to a sustain Mach 3 ( like SR-71 ) except for short burst , If the Mig-25 hit Mach 3 and above , their engine would need an immediate replacement . I would think spares were too hard to come...
by Austin
28 Feb 2006 23:41
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 21879

well consider this

Sunburn : Flight speed: Mach 3(at high altitude), mach 2.35 at low altitude and Mach 2.5 at terminal stage

Shipwreck (grandfather of Brahmos ) : Speed: high altitude cruise: Mach 2.5, low altitude: Mach 1.5, Terminal flight: Mach 2.0

Both are Ramjet Missile
by Austin
27 Feb 2006 14:03
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 21879

Do you recall what year was it advertized?


No I dont remember the exact year but not greater than 2 year , Some one had put up the Brochure of the Yakohant which mentioned the IIR seeker for the same , Let me see if I can find the thread at keypubs
by Austin
27 Feb 2006 10:32
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 21879

The Russians have already aadvertised about a IIR seeker or a Dual IIR/Radar seeker for Yakohant ( it was in key pubs ) so one can expect similar sensors for Brahmos . The Tomahawk also has the DSMC which helps it to home on to the 4th window of the 3rd floor etc , But then Tomahawk is also a slow m...
by Austin
27 Feb 2006 10:25
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 21879

**** Double Posting Deleted *******
by Austin
27 Feb 2006 09:05
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 21879

The Army is looking at BUK-M2 as a backup solution just incase the Akash dosent make it.

The both look designed for the same role the major difference being while one uses Ramjet propulsion the other has a solid propulsion
by Austin
27 Feb 2006 08:52
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Asian Aerospace 2006 - Singapore
Replies: 47
Views: 21879

How does the DSMC works for Brahmos , Does it compares the images in memory to that created by its onboard radar , Can it hit a specific target among a group of them in close vicinity.

Or is it mere a radio hitting radio contrast target from its background

Thanks
by Austin
07 Feb 2006 15:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 337461

Agni-1 as in interceptor? :?: Yes have you seen the shorter range 700 Km Agni-1 , thats the ideal interceptor for over the atmosphere (space) interception when fitted with a KT N-Warhead. Need to add here that system like S-300/400 , Arrow ,PAC-3 etc intercepts the missile in the atmosphere and the...
by Austin
07 Feb 2006 15:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: ABM/Missile Defense Discussion
Replies: 1812
Views: 337461

If we require a real Missile Defence against limited ICBM/IRBM attacks , A Agni based interceptors ( Agni-1 type ) fitted with a N-warhead which intercepts the ICBM/IRBM over the atmosphere and destroys the incoming missile in space before reentry supported by OTH and Satellite survellence , Somethi...
by Austin
06 Feb 2006 18:26
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 87752

The Arjun page says 1500 HP engine and light weight Kanchan armour , so did we go for a better engine ???

The above changes should give Arjun a better HP/ton and reduce the overall weight for Arjuns ??????
by Austin
05 Feb 2006 12:44
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 87752

What kind of reservation ?? , If ones strengthen the wings what effect will it have over a basic MKI , May be effect on speed and TO weight ???
by Austin
02 Feb 2006 17:45
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 87752

Philip , Any models of P-28 , P-17 or Mine Sweeper etc
by Austin
30 Jan 2006 02:06
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 87752

And you expect them to answer with all sincerity :)
by Austin
26 Jan 2006 23:11
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2006
Replies: 115
Views: 52859

uddu wrote:
Its not a Football as the US or Russian president carries Very Happy


Who knows? :twisted:


Even I used to initally think the same , but later on I realised that they used to use those suitcase from the good old Rajiv Gandhi days.
by Austin
26 Jan 2006 18:45
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Republic Day 2006
Replies: 115
Views: 52859

Its is a auto gun , carried in suitcase to look discrete.

Its not a Football as the US or Russian president carries :D
by Austin
26 Jan 2006 18:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 39416

The eurofighter that india gets will be lucky to be able to beat mig-35mki. Depending on how you see it , The MKI would be lucky to beat the Indian Eurofighter :) OOh not to mention would they allow us to fly that piece of crap over burma or do we need special permission from the ppodles. :twisted:...
by Austin
26 Jan 2006 15:36
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 39416

The eurofighter that india gets will be lucky to be able to beat mig-35mki.


Depending on how you see it , The MKI would be lucky to beat the Indian Eurofighter :)
by Austin
26 Jan 2006 15:27
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 39416

Novella's acoustic processing system has 128 channels, while that of Sea Dragon just 96...what did this mean? I am no specialist too , But perhaps it means the ability to communicate with the number of dropped Sonobuoys at any point of time . A single sonobuoys can use a single channel to communica...
by Austin
26 Jan 2006 15:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 39416

If the russians are degrading what they sell to india we can only imagine how much the euro-trash would degrade their products before they sell it to us Mate every one does it . Thats an unwritten business rule , If tommorow India exports its LCA to some country , Do you think it will be of the sam...
by Austin
26 Jan 2006 05:20
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 39416

Novella Vs Sea Dragon, Novella have more channels for their acustic processors, no idea what other changes.


Go On Mate , Lets see how far they have Degraded the SD :lol:
by Austin
25 Jan 2006 00:03
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 87752

Austin, Is it fine if i give you a question list for DEFEXPO. Won't make you run around since most questions will be related to Phalcon AWACS & 2052 AESA [Elta], EW & DAS [Elbit & Elisra], Python-5[Rafale], maybe 1 or 2 for Thales ? Thats all. Let me know if its alright with you. Mate ,...
by Austin
24 Jan 2006 11:06
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 39416

Novella mission sensor suite, Sea Dragon search radar The Novella is described as ASW complex suite for IL-38 , it also includes the radar, Sea Dragon is probably the export designation for the same.. According to Piotr The upgrade is also described as IL-38N for the Russian version and IL-38SD for...
by Austin
23 Jan 2006 04:19
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: First IL-38 upgrade returns home
Replies: 88
Views: 39416

anyone know the differences between Sea Dragon and Novella ? that would be interesting snapshot of current Ru policy. Think no further , Novella is the Gold Standard of the new ASW suite meant only for the RuN , Sea Dragon the export variant and hence would be :?: :D http://www.strategypage.com/htm...
by Austin
21 Jan 2006 17:30
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 87752

Sure why not , Just drop me a mail at josephDOTaustin-aT-gmailDOTcom
by Austin
21 Jan 2006 01:41
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 87752

There have been innumerable bits of information which I have gathered at DEF EXPOs (and also at AERO INDIAs) which I feel is too sensitive to be posted on an open forum. Every member must be discrte about what he posts.


Kersi , How about a Dinner Meeting and some Chit Chat :D

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