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by sattili
14 Mar 2014 23:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 102665

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

sattili, aren't they chinese who are stationed in Malaysia? or the other way round? if it is the other way round, cheen had to wait till they touch down and make them an offer they can't refuse. From here: http://media.freescale.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=196520&p=irol-newsarticle Freescale Semiconduc...
by sattili
14 Mar 2014 23:24
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 102665

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Wonder what our RISATs might be doing now since the search zones are now much closer to our waters
by sattili
14 Mar 2014 23:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 102665

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

2. A defection drama: Chinese mil. experts are defecting to US via DG. Those pax who agreed to witness protection program with a house in the burbs, job and new identity and million dollars per head will go into that program. Others will be released after the defectors and pliable pax are integrate...
by sattili
14 Mar 2014 22:59
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 102665

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Guys, a JDAM has to be loaded on to the aircraft, hain? R u saying flight crew and ground crew and airport gate/fence security were all in JDAM plot? Plus whoever smuggled the JDAM into Malaysia or built it there? (I am not saying no, just asking). Otherwise it had to land somewhere and load the JD...
by sattili
14 Mar 2014 22:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 102665

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

If it was a hijack this is very daring and been executed with clockwork precision. Wow, bloody wow if that were to be the case. wow bloody wow to Malaysian airline security. +1 I had first hand experience when I flew Penang-Singapore-Chennai more than a decade ago. Malaysian airport security couldn...
by sattili
04 Mar 2014 22:04
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 58767

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

It has been pretty decent so far. About 1,800 copies have been sold worldwide. Primary readership has been in the US, Followed by UK and then India in distant third. To give you an example, only about 150-200 copies have been sold in India. About 1,300 copies in the US and about 300 copies in UK. M...
by sattili
25 Feb 2014 21:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 849182

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Do not see anything wrong with that article (as reported) * 700 ft separation is too low. * MKI should have had a transponder, was it turned on? * Vertical separation is vertical separation and rules are rules. And, with TWO civilian air crafts in the 'hood, that is BAD - no arguments will be enter...
by sattili
25 Feb 2014 16:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 849182

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

if it is bogus against our forces, then the news channel itself should be shut down. +100 But *sigh* that didn't happen so far in our country :( Another interesting thing to note in that news item is that it conveniently omits a very important parameter, how close the Sukhoi went to the actual airl...
by sattili
25 Feb 2014 11:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 849182

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

so, what is the phuck up regarding sukhois having close shave at dilli? forget about dilli ATC.. what is wrong with sukhoi sensors? what kind of sorites are these? Saik ji if you are referring to TOIlet F/Article (posted here http://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393&start=1...
by sattili
25 Feb 2014 10:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2587
Views: 333685

Re: Military Flight Safety

NEW DELHI: An IAF fighter being scrambled to intercept an unidentified flying object (UFO) coming from Pakistan and breaching its assigned flying level, and another military aircraft trying to land on a closed runway, both on the same day, had civilian aviation authorities screaming "near-miss...
by sattili
22 Feb 2014 19:25
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 58767

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

No, the conventions I described are not used by the Chinese for informal interactions, much less those with foreigners in an international corporate setup. In the PLA, however, one is unlikely to address senior officers by first names unless there is a lot of personal familiarity. In any case, the ...
by sattili
22 Feb 2014 15:35
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII
Replies: 856
Views: 58767

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XIII

Hi Vivek, I have a minor nitpick with regard to the Chinese names you have used. Chinese people usually have a family name which is a single syllable, and a given name which is usually two syllables. The convention is to write the family name first, followed by the given name For example you have f...
by sattili
19 Feb 2014 17:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 170400

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

The IA was finally forced to run to DRDO to develop the cooling system for the T-90 after the Russian solution was found to be inadequate. Rohit, one noob pooch. In Aero India 2003 I have seen a T-72 turret mockup in DRDO stall which displayed the Air conditioning and cooling systems developed by t...
by sattili
19 Feb 2014 12:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

And rather than the unlikely scenarios of sanctions or a collapsing Russia, a more pertinent factor is the willingness in Russia to respect the terms of a signed legal contract. So this is how Boeing honored the terms of a signed legal contract http://helihub.com/2013/10/14/boeing-charges-us-army-f...
by sattili
19 Feb 2014 12:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

http://helihub.com/2010/01/18/indian-air-force-attain-target-with-all-four-mi-26s-flying-together/ Indian Air Force attain target with all four Mi-26s flying together 18 Jan, 10 After more than a decade Mi-26, the largest helicopter in the world, possessed by IAF and being operated from this Chandi...
by sattili
18 Feb 2014 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Thanks Vivekji for explaining, very interesting information. And sorry for making you repeat the stuff.
by sattili
18 Feb 2014 20:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 664478

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

On paper, FGFA may offer India unprecedented access to "strategic technology" but whether it will happen in practice is the worry of most keyboard warriors... Now IAF also seem to share it. 6 billion $ is a huge investment the returns should be quite substantial to make it justifiable. I ...
by sattili
18 Feb 2014 19:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

While in general western aircraft are designed to deliver higher standards of serviceability (compare MiG-29 and Mirage 2000 even pre-1991), the issue here isn't West vs Russia. Its about the aircraft in question. How many Chinooks are flying today and of those how many are new built? How many Mi-2...
by sattili
18 Feb 2014 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Eagles over Bangladesh : The IAF in the 1971 Liberation war
Replies: 79
Views: 5014

Re: New Book - Eagles over Bangladesh : The IAF in 71 war

Jagan garu, firstly let me congratulate on bringing out such a wonderful book. I ordered my copy through Lancer Publishers website, though their delivery time is little slow. I did get the book in my hand early Feb but couldn't read it due to work, I read it over this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ...
by sattili
18 Feb 2014 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

er Indranil, with one rotor out, how is the CH47 going to counteract the torque of the lone rotor with no tail rotor? Singha, Indranil was referring to loss of one engine, not one rotor. But that's apples to oranges comparison isn't it? We should compare CH47 loosing one engine vs CH53E/K loosing o...
by sattili
18 Feb 2014 14:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

I believe he means the same thing by 'when in mood' i.e when it is available. the Mi-26 was also instrumental in air-lifting a full brigade to jimithang during the 1987 confrontation with PLA. but none of its abilities mask its weaknesses either. Thanks for the clarification Rahul. I was under the ...
by sattili
18 Feb 2014 12:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Here you go. Hopefully this should shore up the current discussions with mathematical analysis. https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/680x481q90/542/dcx1.png I am getting ever more curious with this Helicopter payload discussion. I have few questions after seeing this graph and reading through internet...
by sattili
17 Feb 2014 18:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3967
Views: 163717

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Mi-26 when in the mood can lift really lot of things. It has all kinds of heavy lift records. Mind you these are records, In regular use, you could knock off 2000-5000 kgs from that to account for stripping off of things, having enough fuel etc. It is believed that the actual maximum payload that c...
by sattili
07 Feb 2014 21:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: INS Arihant (ATV) News and Discussion -2
Replies: 4159
Views: 703767

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

My guess is Arihant will carry a conventional mix of Shourya, Nirbhay & Brahmos missiles for normal patrols. K-4 will be loaded either for training or when there is indication of action. SSBNs wont change their weapon loadout based on their mission profile. In fact they don't change their missi...
by sattili
07 Feb 2014 18:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 3033
Views: 291350

Re: Miscellaneous Pictures - Indian Military

^^^^^^^^^

Congrats VJ, that is one of the best shots of the Nausena Bears I have seen so far.
by sattili
07 Feb 2014 18:55
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo India 2014 : News Discussion & Pictures
Replies: 77
Views: 6589

Re: Defexpo India 2014 : News Discussion & Pictures

That paint job on Arjun Mk.II robbed the tank of its professional look (IMO only). Especially in the close up pictures it makes the tank look like roadside Juggaad :( I thinks TATAs have achieved TFTA Photo op quality with their images, paint job etc. Ashok Leyland is ok but not as TFTA as TATA vehi...
by sattili
06 Feb 2014 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

The FGFA will be nearly identical to the PAK FA. Accept it. '43 improvements' doesn't necessarily translate into a huge qualitative improvement. Any alterations will be minor and carried out primarily by the Russian side that's been developing the PAK FA for over a decade now. So the 43 improvement...
by sattili
06 Feb 2014 08:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Hmmm... Very, very interesting. Reports from India, did state that the position of the IAF might/could have been to support their MMRCA decision. That is protecting their own turf. What is different is that one took a stand in the public domain and the other seems to have done the same in a more pr...
by sattili
06 Feb 2014 08:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

TSJones wrote:Yeah? Show us poor plane building Americans your tech punch list, eh?

Tech punch list not everything. Didn't MiG-25 with its abysmal tech punch list (whats with using vaccum tubes when TFTA US of A has cutting edge electronics in their planes) give brown pants to your generals?
by sattili
06 Feb 2014 08:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

However, what the normal person views as "lying" (and that is normal), the gamers know it as part of the game - jockeying or positioning (which is also normal). The question, in this case, is, did the person/s whom that message was for get it and how did they react. Hmm...different yard s...
by sattili
06 Feb 2014 08:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

The PAK FA on the other hand still has a ways to go. At least I hope the final version will be far more evolved (something as basic as a sheath for that engine is still missing). While it'll no doubt feature tremendous brute performance, there are still doubts about its RCS, IR signature, sensor fu...
by sattili
06 Feb 2014 07:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Slow times....... A senior USAF general, the head of the Air Combat Command, lying about what the F-35 was built to do. Normal ops. In peace times that is what Generals do: politicking, clearing the path, protecting the turf (especially USMC). However, what the normal person views as "lying&qu...
by sattili
05 Feb 2014 19:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Mihir, for once please forget about what Bill Sweetman, Winslow Wheeler, Carlo Kopp, David Axe have to say. Do your own.. original research. Winslow Wheeler's articles in Time magazine did not pull the numbers from the thin air. Data is quoted from the comptroller of defense accounts and graphs sho...
by sattili
04 Feb 2014 14:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012
Replies: 4311
Views: 170400

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - Jan 12, 2012

Excellent! good information. Thanks for translating it for us ArmenT
by sattili
04 Feb 2014 12:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5225
Views: 212274

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Rafale deal will go ahead the only question is will it happen before the present election or post the new government ie before the end of this financial year or the next one. After investing so much of Time .Money and Effort the MOD and IAF wont cancel the MMRCA deal .......IAF would definitely fac...
by sattili
04 Feb 2014 11:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

It's not the weight but the size. There's something about the Su30 centerline aerodynamics that apparently does not allow it to carry any weapons larger than a small AA missile or bomb. Normally, this would be where the heaviest weapons are carried and there seems to be enough clearance but I've ne...
by sattili
04 Feb 2014 07:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

The F-35 specific roles - Deep Strike, SEAD/DEAD, EW support, anti-AWACS and CAS/BAI in zones with substantial air defences. Fair enough. However the question was how F-35 irreplaceable in these roles around 2020? Given the hypothetical model that MMRCA cancelled and we get SU30-MKI(Super30) and Te...
by sattili
04 Feb 2014 06:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

The Brahmos is expensive and its for use primarily against fixed targets. You can't use them for SEAD and while it'll engage in heavy jinxing in the terminal phase, fast as it is, it is not immune to interception especially in the cruise phase (Mach 3 aircraft didn't prove to be invulnerable either...
by sattili
04 Feb 2014 06:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

With Super 30 upgrade they carry Brahmos, what better door kicker missile you have in the game I have mentioned before that the Brahmos, even without its booster, is too big for the Su-30 to be practical. Can the Sukhoi carry one? Yes, but that would make it fly like a sick duck, needing two escort...
by sattili
03 Feb 2014 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 118438

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

what role that F-35 irreplaceably fills which SU-30MKI (Super30) and Tejas combined cannot fulfill? Err, the role that an INVISIBLE TO RADAR plane fills? In that role, even a DC3 Dakota is worth its weight in gold and whether we like it or not, as of today only the Americans have demonstrated steal...

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