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by brar_w
17 Apr 2020 19:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2786
Views: 654004

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Ru hypersonic Tsirkon missiles are shortly to be tested from rhe Adm.Gorshkov FFG and a Yasen class SSGN. they will be unstoppable even to AEGIS which needs 8 seconds of time to start functioning.It will be touch and go for Mach 3.0 incomings like BMos which give a defender only between 10 to 15 se...
by brar_w
17 Apr 2020 08:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Jay wrote:This is an impressively short take off run. From 'Brake Release' to 'Rotate' was 8 seconds.


This is quite common in the Eagle/Strike-Eagle community. The F-22 air-show routine does a version as well before they modified it a bit..



F-22 -

https://youtu.be/TJD1xZZCNAA?t=22
by brar_w
17 Apr 2020 08:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

F-35A's are getting ready to bed down at Alaska. This will be the 2nd Active F-35A Air Wing in the USAF. The first aircraft has already been delivered and a few will be heading to Alaska in a couple of weeks - Sprawling Alaska Complex Becomes Newest Home For F-35A Tucked deep within Alaska’s rugged ...
by brar_w
17 Apr 2020 01:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2724
Views: 764533

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

HOJ modes on RF-BVRAAM's used to be a primary means of jamming defeat when they were first introduced. They no longer are. ECCM capabilities and techniques have significantly evolved since the 1990's when these missiles first began popping up in combat.
by brar_w
17 Apr 2020 01:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2692
Views: 774866

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

Why would I fire from 100 kms away even if I could? That's 5 million down the drain. Pls, BVR missiles are not USD 5 million dollar each. MICA were purchased at uber expensive USD 2.5 million each while Astra are around USD 1 million. R77 around 1.25 & WVR missiles are 0.25 to 0.75 depending on...
by brar_w
17 Apr 2020 01:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

It is an adversary aircraft training business. Adversary Air (not to be confused with Aggressors) is a fast evolving business ripe for consolidation into larger OEM's. In fact it is highly surprising that a major like say Raytheon hasn't scooped up a few of these companies already. The title makes i...
by brar_w
17 Apr 2020 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Signs of desperation (with the lockdown) that I clicked a NI link and true to form they hired someone with a background in conflict resolution to comment on the current and future state of the SU-57. I guess TIME doesn't lease out Trevithick anymore. Here's my 2 cents - The crash, while highly publi...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2020 18:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1690
Views: 302328

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

As the Brig. General hints at, isn't just about hitting targets at 70 km, but doing so within a relatively high requirement for precision. I haven't read much research on long range guidance costs but the trajectory of guidance/precision cost at extended ranges would be interesting to look at. Guida...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2020 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Brar ji, the 9.2M per Harpoon is outrageously expensive IMHO. Unless the DDM is wrong, I can't see how maintenance and enhancements can make up $7M over and above the base price of the mijjile. As I have mentioned multiple times, DSCA is not a contracting agency. It is a reporting agency. Its burea...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2020 02:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Moving this here from the AMCA Thread : Would that be because some of those requirements were not found to be particularly essential or important? Considering that the USAF will operate 1700+ F-35's and only 180 F-22's Yeah partly that. The F-35 was designed with cost as an independent variable and ...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2020 01:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1690
Views: 302328

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

I had a chat with Cinco and a few other F-35 pilots (including the first female USAF pilot) a few years back when they flew a couple of ITF jets in to the Andrews AFB show. One of the most interesting points the combat coded pilots bring up is the difference in how pilots with an F-22 background res...
by brar_w
16 Apr 2020 01:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 96480

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I'm not saying that TVC is useless, but you have to be willing to make compromises, primary one being additional weight and then carefully look at whether the advantage you will receive because of that is useful enough. The Americans decided it wasn't when they designed the F-35 after the TVC enabl...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2020 23:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 96480

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

I'm not sure that article provides conclusive proof that ADA has chosen TVC as an option. GE actually has a TV nozzle that it designed for the F404/414 (and even offered it for export at one point), but I've heard nothing of it being revived for an international program. Similarly, haven't seen anyt...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2020 20:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1690
Views: 302328

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

A good analysis of the Hypersonic R&D and procurement budget requested by Trump (2021). The USAF decrease is due to the fact that they pruned one of their hypersonic weapons - AGM-182A - programs after successfully completing its final design review. Essentially they advanced it through developm...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2020 10:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

This is not like some cold war possibility of 2 humongous navies facing off. Maybe the paltry numbers we are seeing are enough? I think you have it the opposite. Against large navies, or at least against more capable ones like the Chinese, these assets will primarily be tasked with the most vital A...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2020 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The 50% data is just from a small sampling I did a while back. Also FMS deals often add sustainment to their estimates as well so you could well have other costs like the EC enhancements over time added to the estimate (which may or may not be included in the final negotiated contract). Individual m...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2020 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

The Harpoon II costs around $1.4 Million per round (less than 1/2 the cost of the LRASM). Add a 5% FMS surcharge and you'll get a very good indication of what the IN will pay per round. DSCA notifications do not include definitized contract amounts (they are pre-award estimates). As I have shown mul...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2020 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Nice! Should probably be cross-posted in the MRCA thread as well, given this is likely the same build standard that will be offered by Boeing to India. BTW, I recall from an article in Boeing Frontiers magazine a long long time ago, that the F-15 was one of the most man-power intensive fighters to ...
by brar_w
15 Apr 2020 02:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Didn't the IN order 20 or so missiles with the original P-8I contract? The follow up P-8 order is for 4 aircraft so 10 additional missiles would be consistent with that. More missiles will probably be bought in keeping with deliveries beyond the 4. Maybe by then additional weapons would be cleared o...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 23:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Can we hypothetically integrate our missiles and torpedoes on P8I (as and when we have suitable air launched versions available) ? Yes, FMS customers can request (via a formal process) that user-specific upgrades or weapons be integrated. India is a FMS customer and not a JPO member. Program member...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 421
Views: 96480

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

https://i.postimg.cc/NFZR1QDQ/D0-Az-MKn-Uc-AA1-Nd-M-2.jpg What is area marked in circles ? Kunal in Twitter was saying its Boom syteoo refuelling area for AMCA like seen in American F-22 n F-35 ,but we don't have boom system refuellers https://i.postimg.cc/TP4pS0zw/F-35-Apertures-Top-View.jpg
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 22:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Boeing has now re-started its P-8 production after nearly a 3 week break. Many of its military suppliers may be on different timelines though military production is deemed an essential and as such there haven't been blanked stop-work orders issued so there is high variability across the defense side...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 19:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Boeing’s F-15 Qatar Advanced Jet Completes Successful First Flight The F-15QA brings to its operators next-generation technologies such as fly-by-wire flight controls, digital cockpit; modernized sensors, radar, and electronic warfare capabilities; and the world's fastest mission computer. Increase...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Hellfire on the Seahawks ( good to see that old familiar name in the IN's aviation asset list again,remember the Vikrant's Seahawks in '71?) are fine only against small craft.Something heavier is reqd.,at least the Harpoon/ Exocet ASM whichever is superior. Once we acquire 12t+ helos,other options ...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 03:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

What's that huge pod under the P-8's fuselage? AGS? Got more info on what it does? The picture shows a USN P-8 with the AN/APS-149 AESA radar which was developed for the P-3 but has been upgraded and brought into the P-8 fold. It is a SAR/GMTI sensor for littoral and land based use and is removable...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Between the E-7, and the P-8 they have a pretty serious fully networked and interoperable ISR and AEW capability. If they add the AGS to a subset of their P-8 fleet, then they'll have pretty much covered the entire spectrum of the AEW, GMTI, and ASW mission with just one platform family and a fairly...
by brar_w
14 Apr 2020 00:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

USAF release pictures of current F-35A flight ops over Syria. Interestingly, even over a conflict zone they have the Luneburg lens installed. Special Ops Joint Task Force-OIR (Iraq/Syria) @SOJTFOIR A USAF F-35A Lightning II fighter jet flies near the #ATG in Syria, April 10, 2020. Coalition and part...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2020 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1690
Views: 302328

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Huntington Ingalls begins fabrication of its 2nd DDG-51 Flight III destroyer which is the third overall Flt. III ship to reach this milestone. DDG-125, DDG-126, and DDG-128 are now all (flight III) destroyers currently under construction. DDG-127 is the odd one out as it is an upgraded Flight IIA sh...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2020 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1690
Views: 302328

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

Patriot missile defense systems now active in Iraq, say US officials Soon after Iran launched a massive ballistic missile assault against troops at al-Asad in January, questions were raised about the lack of air defense systems at the bases. But it has taken time to overcome tensions and negotiate ...
by brar_w
13 Apr 2020 13:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Tx.Austin for the same.I can't undestand the scepticism about BMos and its future avatars and platforms designated for them in the light of so much available open source info. Please do not confuse others pointing out your inaccuracies and disregard for factual information as skepticism about the e...
by brar_w
12 Apr 2020 21:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1201
Views: 223735

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Please remember that I'm speaking about BMos- NG.Much smaller and lighter,which our 29Ks,etc. And again, please provide exact specifics, dimensions and weight and what platforms will carry it and how that compares to current helo carried AShM's. Also, as far as my understanding there is the Brahmos...
by brar_w
11 Apr 2020 23:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

As per NASA studies on F-16XL, FBW Delta wing has 40% more range (compared to F-16, inspite of being big and (allegedly) draggy). Refer:- https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/file ... flight.pdf... Even though USAF rejected F-16XL because they did not want to give up sustained turn rate (among other ...
by brar_w
11 Apr 2020 06:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3468
Views: 538211

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The old and the new

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by brar_w
11 Apr 2020 05:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3468
Views: 538211

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

At the 3:21 mark you can see the final configuration of Fincantieri FFG(X) frigate proposal (based on the Italian FREMM ASW variant) for the US Navy. 16 Naval Strike Missiles, and 36 cell Strike length Mk41 Vertical Launch System for a total of more than 100 potential interceptors (15 X Quad Pack E...
by brar_w
11 Apr 2020 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1639
Views: 314319

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

Stratolaunch Unveils Updated Hypersonic Design Details Reborn Stratolaunch—the Mojave, California-based developer of the giant carrier aircraft originally designed for air-launching medium-class rockets—has released new details of the revised hypersonic flying testbed designs it aims to develop as ...
by brar_w
09 Apr 2020 23:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3468
Views: 538211

Re: International Naval News & Discussion

The Nimitz is in a different situation. It is in availability. Deployment is expected in the May-June time-frame which gives plenty of time for the entire crew to go into 14 day isolation and get tested before embarking. The USN has been doing that for ships/subs expected to go into deployments for ...
by brar_w
09 Apr 2020 22:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2032
Views: 281947

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

For folks who want to know more on the advantages of one-way versus two-way data link, go here ---> http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28184 Brar will likely have more detailed info on this topic. Please share saar, if you have. I got the above from a google search. It is very diffi...

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