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by brar_w
31 Mar 2020 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3469
Views: 538730

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The B-52 is not tasked with the naval strike mission. The B-1 is the platform tasked with that role and does that with the LRASM. When all the B-1's are retired, the B-21's that replace them will take over this niche role for the USAF. Given its signature and other likely sensor suite it will open u...
by brar_w
31 Mar 2020 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791314

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

F-22 in OCA/DCA carries all 8 missiles in wartime. Only time it will carry fewer is when it is carrying a mixed strike role in which the missile count will be halved for a self escort mission. F-35 will carry 4-6 missiles for now. Later more because the # of targets to prosecute are going to be grow...
by brar_w
31 Mar 2020 20:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791314

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

What aam junta sees - Look fighter X can carry 30 missiles
What the operator sees - Ah..so they opened up additional hard points and developed new racks..and that means additional payload flexibility which potentially opens up new missions, or enhances the ones these platforms currently perform.
by brar_w
31 Mar 2020 18:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

In other news, the USAF's ACC has reversed it's decision to award a sole bidder contract for T-50s and will instead create a new competition for it's Reforge POC. This is a dumb and shortsighted move. Those companies that will buy the aircraft will want to re-purpose it for something else once the ...
by brar_w
31 Mar 2020 00:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1691
Views: 302752

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Bell reveals a little more about their design. It seems to meet all the FARA specs but would likely very little room to grow over time. They seem to have made the bet on both the helicopter programs that the US Army will pick the lower cost/risk solution though on the FLARA the lower risk/cost propo...
by brar_w
31 Mar 2020 00:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

So basically, the decision may change at a later date based on future requirements and there is no likelihood of relaxing the ban on sales of F-35 to nations that may field S-400 batteries to boost export numbers. Never say never but I don't see that changing as a broad policy anytime soon. Somethi...
by brar_w
30 Mar 2020 19:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 401
Views: 76560

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

That's good though a little unfair given that the Naval Tejas team was integrating the platform on a carrier for the very first time ever as opposed to taking a more mature naval aircraft and running sea trials with it.
by brar_w
30 Mar 2020 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 806
Views: 229991

Re: Tejas Mk2 Medium Weight Fighter: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

That would have been part of the 99 engine contract that GE was selected for. I don't think that contract has been signed yet.
by brar_w
30 Mar 2020 17:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Not a full "gloves off" exercise, assuming that the photos represent the configurations used there, but still pretty good at building up competence with the new platform that is new to both sides. Those US F-35As from Hill are probably the most experienced F-35A pilots currently out there ...
by brar_w
30 Mar 2020 10:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Brar_w, do you see the possibility of a drop in USAF procurement of the F-35A leading to a possibility of wanting to bring in more partner nations into the F-35 program? Plus, the loss of the 100 unit Turkish order, makes me think that industry may want the US Govt. to broaden the customer base, by...
by brar_w
29 Mar 2020 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3469
Views: 538730

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

Japan has some of the best naval photographers and spotters anywhere..

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by brar_w
29 Mar 2020 19:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

^^ I don't understand, why wouldn't they carry those Missiles? The F-22, Su-57, and the J-20 can carry CCM's internally in addition to the BVRAAM's. The F-35 and other 5th gen concepts can do that, at the moment, externally and the AIM-9 replacement will be an MRAAM ranged missile which is IWB comp...
by brar_w
29 Mar 2020 10:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791314

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

^^ I don't understand, why wouldn't they carry those Missiles? The F-22, Su-57, and the J-20 can carry CCM's internally in addition to the BVRAAM's. The F-35 and other 5th gen concepts can do that, at the moment, externally and the AIM-9 replacement will be an MRAAM ranged missile which is IWB compl...
by brar_w
29 Mar 2020 04:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2765
Views: 791314

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

https://twitter.com/hvtiaf/status/1242862323238195202?s=20 ---> All stealth aircraft carry 4 x BVRAAMs. F-22, F-35, Su-57 & J-20. That's their intended air combat payload. That is enough as per their combat experience. AMCA is also planned with 4 BVRAAMs. F-22A carries 6 BVR Missiles. I believe...
by brar_w
29 Mar 2020 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4257
Views: 1003659

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

From my understanding, some sort of mfg was a requirement for the program which down-selected the G-414. The problem is that the original 99 engine deal has not yet been completed so once that is finalized this element should be in it.
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 22:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 645164

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Brar, at this point you are just doing the same stuff all over again. And why should I not continue to state that the lack of specific technical sourcing in the APA analysis? And when they do provide sources (such as Aviation Week) they cherry pick data to suite their conclusions. Again, if they ma...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Expecting about a 1000 T-7 of different variants to be sold is not unfounded at all. Yeah 1000 is a reasonably number and is pretty much reflected in the Full Rate production rate (60 aircraft/yr) which should allow for about a decade to twelve years of rate production (this is how Boeing likes to ...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 645164

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

The fact that you need "specific data" clearly shows you simply don't get the technical analysis of the level Kopp was doing and the manner in which he was literally giving away way too much. So does he or does he not provide specific data on the said radars and their future iterations? I...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 12:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 645164

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Why would you expect anyone to spoonfeed you this? Please cross-reference. Pull out journals. It doesn't take much beyond solid slogging to see the references he used. For the nth time. I have read his stuff. I did not see any technical data or any reference to any performance claims of the said ra...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 11:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 645164

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

he fact that you are arguing about it clearly indicates you neither understand his work or understand the sources he cites and the methodology he follows. What sources? Where is the data he cites or uses in his analysis? Again, so many words to state a simple thing that you don't seem to understand...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 11:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 645164

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Again, if you are asking for this information, you are asking to be spoonfed. Nobody is going to do that. As I said - go back, see what was written and dig I have read all of his work. I found zero citations to any official data on the specific radars that I pointed to. You claim that official tech...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 11:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 645164

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

He has put up enough sources and anyone with a basic understanding of the concepts he is talking of would come to the same conclusion and many did, because of which he was forced to go slow. In fact, I am still surprised how he was allowed to get away with it for so long. What sources are you talki...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 09:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

It's not an attack helicopter (assuming that AH-64 would have been for littoral or amphib ops). MH-60R's most important mission is going to be ASW followed by Surface Warfare (a distant second). As it is with the P-8, it is not always about carrying weapons and blowing things up. ASW is one of the m...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 09:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Boeing's update on the T-7A Red Hawk program - BOEING UPDATES T-7A RED HAWK TRAINER PROGRAM STATUS & FUTURE * Boeing has been working on the T-7A EMD Phase contract for 17 months and the program passed a Critical Design Review (CDR) last Fall. * The T-7A is hitting all scheduled test points in i...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 04:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

USMC begins AESA upgrade for ‘classic’ Hornets https://www.janes.com/images/assets/142/95142/p1702207_main.jpg The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun the process of replacing the radars of some its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornet combat aircraft with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) syste...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 03:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

What's the point of comparing it to a staring radar operating in a completely different frequency, mode and supporting a completely different mission? . Precisely because the numbers given should be contextualized before we hear noises like "russki gear is not good enough" or "that's...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 02:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The radar is scanning 360 degrees. The helicopter is going to be at low to medium-low altitude (around 8,000 - 10,000 ft). Targets attacking ships are going to be avoiding the ship's radars, hence flying medium to low-medium altitudes. Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles will likewise fly High-Low-Low profil...
by brar_w
28 Mar 2020 01:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The radar is scanning 360 degrees. The helicopter is going to be at low to medium-low altitude (around 8,000 - 10,000 ft). Targets attacking ships are going to be avoiding the ship's radars, hence flying medium to low-medium altitudes. Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles will likewise fly High-Low-Low profile...
by brar_w
27 Mar 2020 20:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4257
Views: 1003659

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Difference between advocacy and trying to get a perspective, for academic purposes And I'm not sure Germany has the same concerns as india. The Austrian experience is likely a significant datum point., and some points are obvious Germany's decisions will be for the post 2025 environment. They are n...
by brar_w
27 Mar 2020 20:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 245823

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

The Excalibur was acquired via a DCS so we do not know what the planned inventory is for the IA and whether all of that supply has been met or whether it is still ongoing. Beyond that, I don't think the IA wants to import any other systems. There is an indigenous PGK program that will likely provide...
by brar_w
27 Mar 2020 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2085
Views: 286796

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

no such deals, with clubbing 4th and 5th gen. have been offered to anyone..and the IAF/MOD won't be an exception. The S-400 deal effectively rules out the F-35 in the near term. ..I just thought this would be more appropriate since there is no actual evidence of any movement to consider, or offer t...
by brar_w
27 Mar 2020 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4257
Views: 1003659

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Barath wrote:but what are the pro/cons of india picking up used EF Typhoons and slepping them ?


If they were such a good value proposition why don't their operators do them? particularly when they need affordable ways to add capacity?
by brar_w
27 Mar 2020 06:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 930
Views: 245823

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Are you saying that the Indian army will/may import more pg Excalibur AND long range ammo or that it won't because there's an Indian initiative in R&D. ? The Indian Army already operates the Excalibur 1B. There is no long range variant of it. Range is a function of the gun that is firing it. Fo...
by brar_w
27 Mar 2020 01:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It is not comparable to the EA-18G which carries a stand-off jammer system and is able to execute that mission using its ability to detect, geolocate and discriminate emmitters of all kinds using its receiver systems which is designed to handle the target volume and fidelity required to handle this ...
by brar_w
27 Mar 2020 01:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

This sounds like a half-assed solution. I'm not aware whether the Shornet is B61 qualified, but surely if that is a priority, then the F-15 is a much better bet? Much more capable than the F-18, and already B61 qualified. An ECR version of the Typhoon was also in the works, which is possibly a bett...
by brar_w
26 Mar 2020 21:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It seems the number of F-35's in the US FY21 enacted budget is going to be 98 as a large number of congressman/senators are willing to grant the requested F-35's in the services' unfunded priorities list - 130 House members want 24 percent more F-35s procured in FY21 If this stands, the # will be (o...
by brar_w
26 Mar 2020 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Cooling power provided to the demonstrator radar is 7.7 kW, Hanwha said. This is a hint at its maximum average output power, which is related to cooling power according to the overall efficiency of the system—though guessing that efficiency requires several difficult assumptions. Analyzing the gall...
by brar_w
26 Mar 2020 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1659
Views: 316543

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Germany narrowing on a F-18 + EA-18 and New Typhoon mixed buy. Both the technical evaluators (who wanted the F-35 to be reconsidered) and the unions (who wanted new variants of the Typhoon to be created for nuclear and SEAD/DEAD) are likely to be equally unhappy. Bundeswehr relies on partial solutio...
by brar_w
26 Mar 2020 10:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225277

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Reg.Romeo's ASMs, I thought we had plentiful stocks of Harpoons,Harpoonskis,etc. and didn't need a new AShM. The NSM is a better more modern weapon and compatible with this helicopter. I don't quite get the rant about the warhead sizing and various missiles. Warhead size is based on your accuracy a...
by brar_w
26 Mar 2020 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1691
Views: 302752

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

U.S. Army Pushes Ahead With Black Hawk Replacement Program And now the same two have been awarded for the armed scout replacement competition. They'll now develop full up prototypes and then fly them for an evaluation. Selection to one is about 2.5-3 years away. Bell And Sikorsky To Compete Head To...

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