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by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 21:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Geopolitical complications, constraints and the state of affairs is something all conflicts have to deal with. It is hardly unique to us v the pakistanis. As i mentioned in my very first post of this line of reasoning, we are dealing with an academic exercise rather than something that is likely to ...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 21:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

That the most well funded air forces continue to develop both capable and advanced towed decoys such as for the 4.5th aircraft like the Typhoon, Super Hornet yet also at the same time pursue BVR missile development tells us something :). Everyone is aware of the limit of bvr, but the capability is h...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Well if you look at the IDF example they left only a dozen fighters to protect the country in a classic Air to Air capability, while the rest of the fleet was conducting a coordinated attack on the enemy's air force from the air to the ground. The overall objective of an air force is to be the most ...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 15:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Of course that is a given, and no where did i advocate getting out of gun combat. All i said was that as a planning and warfighting level the plan to use just guns is for most if not all air forces the last resort scenario unless those air forces have to rely on a lack of technology, a weapons crunc...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 14:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Austin, with the technology upgrade curve that the IAF is on, and the technology depletion that the Pakistani air force is going to get i see no difference in 10 years time between our technological superiority over the pakistanis compared to that of the USAF vis-a-vis iraq in the original gulf war ...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

The doctrine in the US has shifted in the last 5-6 years with the arrival of HOBS missiles and JHMCS into the legacy fleet. Post cold war a large amount of tactical training and doctrine was to leverage the huge Situational awareness advantage against its immediate threats so as to be extremely pote...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

It all depends upon when the air combat takes place (time frame), what aircraft are involved and what is our level of capability at that point. Say we acquire the rafale in the required numbers. Have the ASTRA cleared for all fighters, have the R-77 and the latest IR missiles. Would gun kills still ...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 10:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Austin has it about right. Its something you can fall back upon in case the "worst" case scenario actually becomes a reality. Its not much apart from that, as an aerial campaign that has to rely on broad gun fighting due to its missiles being rendered impotent has an entire set of other tr...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 10:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Have you read Jagan's book "Eagles over Bangladesh"? It is highly relevant in this regard. Making holes in runways is not enough because they can be repaired overnight and planes formerly hidden away will make holes in our runways. So the holes we made yesterday have to be reopened today,...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 10:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

shiv wrote:Could huge inline images please be avoided? It makes reading very difficult and it makes it easier to ignore what might be a valuable post.


I have reduced the size of the image, didn't realize how large they were until i had posted them.
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 09:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Just out of curiosity: What happens when two stealth fighters with virtually equal sensor/VLO profile face each other? Will they even detect each other at BVR ranges? If not, the HMDS + HOBS + Gun might become crucial. So will super maneuverability. A very good question although the answer may pure...
by brar_w
02 Jun 2014 09:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

@ Phillip, specific points on the JSF should be moved to the appropriate thread rather then bringing the JSF to every possible thread on this forum. Your assertion that cutting european order means that the jet is not capable are crap to put it mildly. Go check on the state of the Italian and Spanis...
by brar_w
01 Jun 2014 23:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

AAMs during Vietnam war were highly unreliable and in most cases failed to perform. Comparing utility of guns in this context will not help much. Absolutely correct. Someone somewhere has to break the mould. Today you have IR seekers doing MRAAM ranges paired with Data links (Mica IR, Aim-9x B2,and...
by brar_w
01 Jun 2014 23:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Gun kills have to be taken in context. When was the last time a gun kill occurred (out of curiosity)? As viv mentioned you have to exhaust your BVR missiles, then WVR missiles and then resort to the gun in the hope that you live to see that scenario i.e. you yourself survive what is dished out at yo...
by brar_w
01 Jun 2014 18:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

I am not much worried about the S400 system as that is likely to go to the bigger cities to protect vital air defences. What would be more interesting would be to see the advances china makes into its own AD kit post this acquisition and once they see some of the capabilities of the system and what ...
by brar_w
01 Jun 2014 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 154577

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Here's an interesting bit of quote from an experienced fighter pilot - LtCol David ‘Chip’ Berke USMC “The F-35 doesn’t replace anything…,” LtCol Berke said. “If you look at the F-35 as a replacement to the Hornet or Super Hornet you will undermine from day one, the real capability of the airplane. I...
by brar_w
01 Jun 2014 09:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

If you read between the lines in the reams of JSF data available,including the latest posts,Israeli AF,etc.,increasingly,stealth is being nibbled away as new countermeasures appear.That's why there is such a great emphasis on EW in the US.Statements from the top US generals ("without the F-22,...
by brar_w
31 May 2014 23:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

kit wrote:How would an unmanned LCA play out .like the unmanned F16 in SEAD ?


Who is planning on using an unmanned F-16 in SEAD?
by brar_w
31 May 2014 22:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

British, Aussie, Israelis probably, The Pakis are not going to get anything remotely cutting edge given their proximity to china. They won't get advanced SAM's, or the F-35 and they know it (hence you see retards drooling over the J-20 and J-31 fighters all over the internet).
by brar_w
31 May 2014 17:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

F-22 lacks EO-DAS and EOTs of JSF yet thanks to highly accurate all passive geo location capability of ALR-94 it can passively attack highly valued targets on land. The reason why these sensors are not required for the f-22 to fulfill the SEAD role is because it will be assisted by the F-35 with al...
by brar_w
31 May 2014 11:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 154577

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

More on the BS that was written a while ago The blast from an F-35B as it lands vertically is pretty fearsome, but the Marines, Navy and program office all say the effects are manageable. I’ve seen the landing spots on the USS Wasp after several days of F-35 testing and spoken unsupervised with crew...
by brar_w
31 May 2014 10:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 9389

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

Sirji, the investments made into an indian defense industry would be bound by indian laws. A tough framework has to be provided from the legal side to ensure a FDI policy that serves the best interest of india's military. Say a foreign company invests 4 billion dollars and buys a controlling share i...
by brar_w
31 May 2014 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 716621

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

Latest Su-30 MKI is said to cost $100 million a piece


Any link for that? I heard 40-60 million being thrown around for a PAKFA MKI.
by brar_w
31 May 2014 10:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

3)PAKFA:- 2 x Leading edge mounted N036L-1-01 L-band AESA for IFF & EW against LO UAV & Aircrafts. Both Active & Passive capability. VS 3) F-35:-Absence of L-band AESA. IFF (Interrogate and transponder etc) functions with L band and other band arrays is pretty standard on both the F-22 ...
by brar_w
31 May 2014 09:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

Or the Pak Fa! For AFs that can neither afford the f-22 or the F-35 or for nations that want to follow a relatively independent foreign policy or for nations that have a very large threat scenarios. I cannot say whether the PAKFA will be good in that market. I do not know its cost, its capability a...
by brar_w
31 May 2014 09:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 154577

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Seems to be very similar to the SDB and SDB2. With the amount of these the USAF and USN has and plans to acquire, good luck to MBDA to get economies of scale to lower the cost. Its a good alternate weapon however probably a much more expensive one Far more interesting options for foreign customers w...
by brar_w
29 May 2014 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539797

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The problem with the Harpoon going forward is that it does not take full advantage of the ISR network and capability the USN has built up and plans to build up in the Pacific. Things from satellites, Unmanned BAMS, manned P8's, Unmanned carrier borne ISR (Uclass), F-35 with its multiple sensors all ...
by brar_w
29 May 2014 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539797

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The Harpoon will not last forever, lockheed has already begun exploring the LRASM as a sub launched Anti ship weapon, in addition to the ship and air launched varients. Others (raytheon mainly) wont sit quitely, and would have something to offer as well. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/loc...
by brar_w
29 May 2014 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

The engine will be installed in production PAK-FA fighter which will be supplied to the Russian Air Force and prospective foreign clients.


So the 117 is what we'll be getting?
by brar_w
29 May 2014 19:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539797

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

The simplest option for them would be to buy Soryu class from japan directly without any additions or multi-vendor customization. It would be cost effective. They could perhaps work out an offset agreement with the japanese and have japanese money infused into their own aerospace and shipbuilding in...
by brar_w
29 May 2014 10:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 698762

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Future of Advanced Manufacturing

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyWuHcvyqD0[/youtube]
by brar_w
29 May 2014 08:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

Excellent news from the New Ind.Exp., the LCA has completed all weapons test trials and should now be fast tracked to replace the MIG-21s,"200" at a poss. rate of 20/yr eventually says a spokesman. The LCA will now go to Gwalior for "all-weather tests",etc. Thats awesome news. H...
by brar_w
29 May 2014 08:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3964
Views: 200743

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

From what I understand thrust to weight ratio while a valuable indicative is not the best for a comparison between engines in varying thrust class and with different fans. The F-119 for example has the capability to produce as much dry thrust as the F414 does in full afterburner. There is also no de...
by brar_w
28 May 2014 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

But then, IIRC it was LM who noted that SC is integral to gen 5 when the Raptor was the only game in town. Now that the JSF can't do it, I suppose SC is not that essential. Lockheed did not claim anything by themselves. Supercruise was written into the requirements of the Advanced Tactical Fighter ...
by brar_w
28 May 2014 21:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 698762

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

US firm pitches ‘budget’ jets for Swiss air force American company Textron Airland is bidding to sell its “budget” Scorpion jets to the Swiss government at one-seventh the cost of Swedish Gripen fighter planes turned down by voters in Switzerland this month. Not bad for nations that just need a fig...
by brar_w
28 May 2014 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.
Replies: 183
Views: 9389

Re: Priority Defence decisions for the new govt.

What is even more interesting is that why the Rakhsa mantri was not chosen in the first round when minor ministries were chosen. The media seemed to suggest that Rajnath was the choice but he was not interested and wanted Home. Rajiv pratap rudy could be one option as he was missing in R1, but Arun ...
by brar_w
28 May 2014 18:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 698377

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

With Pogasyan stating that IAF will get a PAK-FA with Russian avionics, that seems to have nixed any India hope of making substantial modifications to the PAK-FA to convert it to a FGFA. India lost out on their avionics and the rest If the eventual goal is to MKI'ze the PAKFA, then it just might be...
by brar_w
28 May 2014 17:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 154577

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Stealth Fighter Cockpit Demonstrator Hands-On


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oyCzT6sB_4[/youtube]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oyCzT6sB_4

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