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by sattili
03 Feb 2014 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 155581

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Very Nice Article and sum up of analysis done on F-35; pasting some pat of it; read full analysis on above link [ u]Having said all that, one can imagine a few scenarios in which the F-35, even with all its problems, would serve a useful purpose in the IAF. For years, the IAF maintained a handful o...
by sattili
03 Feb 2014 20:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 155581

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

While I agree with the fact that there is absolutely no need to 'jump onto F-35 Bandwagon', that by no means changes the fact that the MMRCA needs immediate scrapping. With the Tejas available for $26M, Su-30MKI for $60M, EMB 145 for <$150M and the Nirbhay ∽ $1.5M, there is no role that the Rafale ...
by sattili
03 Feb 2014 19:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 518957

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

A noob Q The first 100 F-35s include 44 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variants, 42 F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variants, and 14 F-35C carrier (CV) variants. The U.S. Department of Defense will receive 95 of the first 100 jets from the F-35 assembly line here. The re...
by sattili
03 Feb 2014 19:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 518957

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Hi, I have a question with regard to the Indian Navy's doctrine of using carrier battle groups. The other day a foreign friend of mine was talking about how the INS Vikramaditya costed over five billion dollars, aircrafts included, and asked me why a country with as scarce resources as India had op...
by sattili
03 Feb 2014 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 155581

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

So explain me this. If the Rafale's "officially quoted" costs are suspect, especially when you add in fudge factors, why are the F-35's LRIP figures and Norwegian budgets (not exactly costs) taken as gospel here? Especially for a plane with 700+ problems yet to be resolved, problems that,...
by sattili
03 Feb 2014 12:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 201383

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Here's a different deal, buyoff second hand F-16 airframes say from USAF, stick in the AL-31F, LCA's control laws and all components that let Americans not to have any control over their usage, and quickly build few squadrons, dump MMRCA you have got the logistics of LCA and a fighter as good as an...
by sattili
03 Feb 2014 12:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 883279

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Note the whole under carriage is also imported which would include landing gear. It further seems all actuators, ejection seats, hydraulics are also imported. Note:- Raw material DOES NOT MEAN billets and ingots, it means components which are assembled together. Basically our contribution to Su-30 ...
by sattili
01 Feb 2014 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 119476

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

I didn't find any picchars showing MiG29K taking from SBTF, so here are couple of them from Vayu.

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by sattili
01 Feb 2014 18:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 155581

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

COST - Dec 11 (Reuters) - Norway's parliament authorised the government to purchase another six Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets for about 4 billion crowns ($654.7 million), the parliament's foreign affairs and defence committee said on Wednesday. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/11/nor...
by sattili
01 Feb 2014 09:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 193570

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Current edition of Vayu magazine ran the interview with ShinMaywa India head, his answers on the ToT, DPP and Indian partner are bit more elaborate than those online links posted earlier. Posting a scan of the page here:

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by sattili
01 Feb 2014 08:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 155581

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

“But the only military mission these planes can execute is a kamikaze one."

This takes the cake :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
by sattili
26 Jan 2014 13:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Republic day 2014
Replies: 92
Views: 6268

Re: Republic day 2014

What a garbage parade. I mean seriously, DD coverage was terrible. The showcases were all terrible. Modi please save this tradition from Congress . Why are the paras adopting the paki routine? And he will get the highly decorated Gujarat regiment to march on rajpath with all its valor on display???...
by sattili
26 Jan 2014 10:53
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 742789

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

Nothing like actual but anyways.. http://pib.nic.in/photo//2014/Jan/s2014012352265.jpg I am watching the webcast live and saw this model. Announcer never said its Arihant nor is there any display board with that name. They simply said a submarine...so it could be anything in our service. Wonder why...
by sattili
25 Jan 2014 15:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 742789

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

What's that beetle like thing in front? Can't be a real republic day display.... The front end of a sub!!!! Those "eyes" are supposed to be TT. Nope those holes for the driver and the cleaner(err..navigator) of the tractor to see the road :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Just kidding, couldn't res...
by sattili
23 Jan 2014 19:54
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243754

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Thanks Dhananjay for the links.
by sattili
23 Jan 2014 16:48
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243754

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

Thank you Vasu Raya and Ramana for identifying that gem. And to ArunS for studying BGRVs. The 4000 deg C was a key revealer. Earlier it was the standard 3Kdeg C rigmarole which implied ballistic reentry. Can you please point me to the studies that ArunS has done? Digging through BR Archives is takin...
by sattili
23 Jan 2014 11:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243754

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

vic wrote:I think we should primarily concentrate on China and Pakistan.


Erm...every other direct neighbor (SL, Maldives, BD, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar) are not as much a threat and I am sure we are not overtly focusing on them instead of Cheen and Pakis.

So who else are we concentrating on?
by sattili
23 Jan 2014 11:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 193570

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

So the short range AAM is IAF aresanal are going to be 1) R-60 still in some Mig-27, Mig-21 2) R-73E and R-73-F, for Mig 21 Bison, Mig 29, Su-30 MKI, LCA and hopefully R-74 at a later date for T-50 3) ASRAAM for Jaguars ( same Hughes Seeker as AIM 9X) 4) MICA IIR For M-2000 and possibly Rafael. 5) ...
by sattili
23 Jan 2014 11:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Pinaka MBRL: after multiple rounds of trials which were all deemed success, we are not seeing any news on induction. Recently in a fire power demonstration in Deolali, Corps of Arty did not even showcase the Pinaka. hopefully we are not shutting the door to an excellent indigenous product in the re...
by sattili
23 Jan 2014 10:36
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

130mm or 152 mm, 39 cal or 45 cal or 52 cal, let us get couple of regiments into IA ASAP. Rather than continue this endless trials in hot, cold, summer, monsoon, winter, spring trials. we should move towards induction. I think only if there is a FIRM push from the political masters will MOD and in ...
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2619
Views: 364399

Re: Military Flight Safety

Col Jyoti the Director of the Centre does all he can but finds it very difficult to raise funds. He is getting on a bit too. They are doing a fantastic job. They were kind enough to honour me with an invitation to be the Chief Guest at Republic Day Celebration a few years ago. Crisp slautes, Flag h...
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 22:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243754

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

^^^^^
There is some mysticism about AIV (at least for me). I have a feeling that there's more to this pencil thin boomer than what's been advertised. My hunch is that they might be proofing some techs for MARV or even MIRV for AV. Any gyan from gurus on such possibility?
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 21:12
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Isn't the TATA gun based on the Denel gun that was part of the Bhim? So maybe not wishful thinking after all. Will, you are right TATA SED gun is based on Denel G5.Their website lists a SPG (tracked) variant as well http://www.tatapowersed.com/product-range.html I know that It will not happen that'...
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 20:38
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Here is the translation: Over 100 rounds fired from Dhanush The internal trials of the indigenous Bofors gun Dhanush have now been completed. Over 100 rounds were fired at Orissa's Balasore range in trials that lasted for about two weeks. During firing, the gun could hit targets 38 km away. The fif...
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 19:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia
Replies: 53
Views: 3082

Re: CSEMS Research in Indian Academia

Shri/Smt/Kum UlanBatorji, I have no specific answers to your questions but over the years, having read little titbits of news items of which engineering colleges seem to take part in little programs where the DRDO has requested collaboration, I have come across the names of a few institutions outsi...
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 18:16
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^^^^ No, I think DRDO guns is a completely new development from scratch for future use. It would be 155mm/52 cal As per the DAD magazine link I posted earlier, Dhanush is a OFB project. Most likely the gun based on FH77-B designs that OFB received during the Bofors TOT. Reason for my thinking is th...
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 17:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 285371

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

Y-8 specs Maximum speed: 660km/h (357 knots,410 mph) Cruise speed: 550km/h (300 knots,342 mph) Range: 5,615km (3030nm,3485 mi) cruise speed is 70% of a typical jetliner. but range if the above is with payload is quite good. flying 600km to the SE from quetta or jacobabad it could cover a patrol are...
by sattili
22 Jan 2014 16:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

Strolling on TOI, there is an interesting news. Nothing heard about it before. Army to get 155 mm 'dhanush' gun, advanced radar equipment soon The Indian Army will soon be adding the 155 mm gun 'Dhanush' to its range of guns which have been proving their prowess and deadly firepower in various batt...
by sattili
20 Jan 2014 19:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

does anyone notice the stability of platform(arjun) when the round is fired ???(almost no effect ) its very good & it may handle 155mm very easily +1. Remember Arjun was originally used for Bhim SPG which is 155mm. Wish that project gets revived soon. BTW, is it possible to mount TATA SED's 155...
by sattili
20 Jan 2014 19:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 258922

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Karan M wrote:I support the Rafale purchase, but the prices have to be reasonable for it to continue to make sense. If the differential is so much that many force multipliers could be purchased a much larger inventory of weapons built up, more programs supported... then it becomes a tough call.

++1
by sattili
20 Jan 2014 19:28
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243754

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

sum wrote:^^ Video of Todays launch posted in Tarmak FB. Not sure how to link it here


Someone uploaded the video on Youtube

by sattili
20 Jan 2014 14:56
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243754

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

SFC is a tri-services command which is composed of units from all 3 services - mainly Army Missile Units (for land based missiles), designated Air Force Squadrons (Aircraft delivered nukes) and Navy Nuclear Powered Submarines (SLBMs). Since this is a land-based missile, an Army Unit which will be p...
by sattili
20 Jan 2014 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 518957

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

What is the difference between Landing Platform Dock (LPD) and Landing Ship Dock (LSD)? Both have a well dock for Landing Crafts and a flight deck for helicopters. Bumping my post up to hopefully get an answer. If the ship primarily operates Landing Crafts with a well dock and has helicopter deck i...
by sattili
20 Jan 2014 13:43
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4022
Views: 243754

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

From the Hindu Article posted above Avinash Chander, Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister and DRDO Director-General, said “the mission went off perfectly well” with Agni-IV reaching a height of about 850 km and achieving its full range of 4,000 km. The success “opens a new missile ready for in...
by sattili
19 Jan 2014 22:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3079
Views: 338371

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^^^^

Vivekji by any chance you are in B'lore? I see the ERJ-145 AEW and Rudra quite frequently while commuting on old airport road...Its always a beautiful sight to watch these birds fly.

Cheers!
Sattili
by sattili
19 Jan 2014 22:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 883279

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Vivekji, First of all, I am great fan of yours. Loved "Chimera", read it several times ever since I got my copy from Amazon. Look forward to your other books. Assumption-1: The warheads have indeed been miniaturized enough to be used with the Brahmos in a strike role. But these warheads ar...
by sattili
17 Jan 2014 21:20
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4827
Views: 800722

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

^^^^^
To Make sure that the first ever firing of the gun is safe for the Jawans operating it. Obviously no body wants to risk the lifes while testing the gun for the very first time. The second video actually shows Jawans standing on the tank and operating it.
by sattili
16 Jan 2014 13:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 119476

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

did the movie scene happen at night or day? I think it was day but severe fog hampered the visibility. Yes I saw the NatGeo program on the Atlantic war (Convoy: War For The Atlantic) which has great detail about the cat and mouse game played by U-boats and allied Navy ships. OT & Newbie questio...
by sattili
16 Jan 2014 12:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion
Replies: 1524
Views: 119476

Re: INS Vikramaditya: News and Discussion

Towed lines: 1.Skipper's clothing being washed. 2.Fed up with Russian grub for so long,the crew are trying to catch some fish with a trawl. 3.Paki spies caught trying to come aboard being fed to the sharks! Wanted to respond earlier but my account wasn't activated by Bradmins at that time. Sorry fo...
by sattili
16 Jan 2014 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 201383

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

It would be interesting to see what kind of interest that LCA generates in Bahrain airshow. I am sure there will be some more un-wanted comparisons between Bundar and Tejas. May be its good to show a simulation/animation where Tejas whips Bundar in air combat 8) New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Seeking to ex...

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