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by Chinmay
06 Sep 2017 11:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 698448

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Canadian defence procurement seems to be as bad as or worse than ours. The previous governments signed on for the F-35, so Canada was an level 3 industrial partner. The costs of the purchase were controversial, so the current government promised not to buy the F-35, choosing some other option instea...
by Chinmay
05 Sep 2017 16:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: General Indian Military News & Discussion
Replies: 291
Views: 67431

Re: General Indian Military News & Discussion

DM being born from TN, already Lungi dance has started here in chennai, ( CVRDE and HVF in particular ) and Bangalore as well. 546 Arjuns MK 1 will be ordered (over and above what is ordered) 756 Arjun in MK2 will be ordered to be delivered by 2020. PMO will be counting the amount saved for the nat...
by Chinmay
30 Aug 2017 09:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terroristan - June 20, 2017
Replies: 2847
Views: 380923

Re: Sunni Terrorist Fragments of Unstable Pakistan - June 20, 2017

Guys, can anybody decode this verbose anal-ysis by MushRat Zaidi, one of India's Track-thoo favorites who is given a podium on DDM to convey ISI's message. In this he is confronting Trump's latest AfPak policy, but the quoted part caught my attention. What is he trying to say? The Pakistan-US relat...
by Chinmay
29 Aug 2017 06:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1357
Views: 170752

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Noob pooch. How high above the surface is a country's sovereign airspace? Wiki chacha says that it could range from 30-160 km, but no legally defined limit. If a missile overflies at ~500 km above a country, it wont be a violation of the sovereign airspace, yes?
by Chinmay
28 Aug 2017 18:58
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The wreckage doesn't have to be recent though, right? It could be older test wreckage recovered today.
by Chinmay
28 Aug 2017 07:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

An interesting snippet from Jaitley's visit. Astra serial production has started. He also inaugurated the production of the Astra weapon system, an indigenously developed air-to-air Beyond Visual Range missile developed by DRDO, with a range of 110 km at Bhanur http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/...
by Chinmay
25 Aug 2017 13:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2757
Views: 359241

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

In this report,the T-50/SU-57 is supposedly testing tech for a future 6th-gen fighter. In addition to electromagnetic guns, the Russian sixth-generation fighter jet will also get guided electronic munitions, the adviser to the KRET first deputy CEO said. " Might as well give it photon torpedos...
by Chinmay
25 Aug 2017 08:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 638530

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

^ +108. Members who have served in the armed forces should have separate tags of some sort as should people who arent service members but have extensive domain knowledge.
by Chinmay
21 Aug 2017 20:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539610

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Associated Press reporting that the USN boss has ordered a Pacific Fleet investigation.
by Chinmay
21 Aug 2017 15:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539610

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

^ Looks rather lightweight for a destroyer, considering that almost all their current fleet displaces a lot more and are quite capable ships. Most modern frigates displace a lot more.
by Chinmay
18 Aug 2017 17:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Vietnam confirms purchase of cruise missiles from India Vietnam's government has confirmed it has taken delivery of a batch of short-range ramjet supersonic cruise missiles from India. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press briefing on Thursday that Vietnam is developing defen...
by Chinmay
10 Aug 2017 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3601
Views: 645855

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

Austin wrote:^^ Suppose to be litening 4 targeting pod


Not the ELM 2060? Sounds more plausible.
by Chinmay
20 Jul 2017 11:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4263
Views: 1006919

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

The GoI will simply transfer those 747s to the IAF. It is unnecessary to buy new aircraft for that purpose.
by Chinmay
15 Jul 2017 13:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

malushahi wrote:integrate A-4/5 with C-17.


What for? :shock:
by Chinmay
14 Jul 2017 06:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938722

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Shift production to India for 12-18 planes. Who thinks of these thinks. Are these to fill up lines on list of MoUs signed. Get those damn planes built in Japan. Collaborate on building the wide body civilian aircraft here. + 108. Getting a percentage of the deal as industrial or infra offsets would...
by Chinmay
13 Jul 2017 16:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 539610

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

So what happens to the existing Global Express based platforms? As far as I understand, those are fairly new and quite capable on their own, so I dont quite get why the UK is retiring them. Perhaps I am missing something?
by Chinmay
12 Jul 2017 06:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 706337

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Experts, how do these Block 70s compare with TSPAF's F-16s? IIRC they are Block 60? What's the difference except for the special U-turn /Max AB feature built into all TSPAF planes? The F-16Vs have much better radar and mission computers, with ability to carry CFTs and have a new ground collision av...
by Chinmay
08 Jul 2017 18:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion
Replies: 1363
Views: 118276

Re: International Nuclear Watch & Discussion

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/07/07/over_120_nations_adopt_first_treaty_banning_nuclear_weapons_111746.html#disqus_thread SNIP This treaty means square root of f-all as the most powerful nations in the world have boycotted it. :rotfl: :rotfl: Only good for photo ops
by Chinmay
07 Jul 2017 18:18
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 3547
Views: 491483

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread - August 9, 2014

Over 2+ years ago I predicted light tanks appearing in Tibet and gave details of the latest Russian light tank which we could've acquired. We have taken some T-72s into the mountains,but one is sure that they cannot operate in all sectors.The SprutSD/SDM1,was designed by the same BMP series team,us...
by Chinmay
05 Jul 2017 09:13
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 706337

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Rakesh wrote:
P.S. When the Rafale comes, get ready for the IAF to sign on the dotted line for the F4 standard (or whatever latest standard is out there at that time) in the next decade.


As per Shiv Aroor, IAF has already signed up for concurrent upgrades to the Indian Rafales once F4 achieves IOC
by Chinmay
30 Jun 2017 15:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938722

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

I highly doubt the IN has the funds and wants to carrier-qualify a design which has never been used for a similar role. Testing a Do-228 for STOBAR, as an AEW system using the same radar as a Ka-31? Why??
by Chinmay
30 Jun 2017 10:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4125
Views: 815006

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

^^ Good to know, sir. Thanks :)
by Chinmay
30 Jun 2017 08:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 938722

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Singha wrote:why do the qataris and emiratis have so many C17? they have no global deployments , and their own countries are a 1 hr drive - by car.


Ego. No way do these tiny countries with no expeditionary capabilities, need 8 C-17s.
by Chinmay
22 Jun 2017 15:59
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 706337

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The budget is only so much. If the IAF/GoI are looking at 42 squadrons as the quantity to reach, then cheap fighters, like the LCA ($26 million Mk.1), need to be bought in numbers. We already found out that costly Rafale-sized 4th-Gen are beyond the financial means for the Indian defense budget. $8...
by Chinmay
22 Jun 2017 13:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 706337

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

This may be a noob pooch, but is the 42 squadron requirement irrespective of platform? An Su-30 or Rafale is far more capable than a single MiG-21 or Jaguar, so we would need less of the former to perform the same role as the latter.
by Chinmay
22 Jun 2017 13:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3040
Views: 567009

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/877788115041169408 India Rafale deal to bring in over a billion in direct offsets. Areas: turbofan tech, sensors, airborne electronics, stealth drone tech etc As part of offsets, @Dassault_OnAir looking for way to feed nEUROn tech into India's Ghatak stealth UCAV ...
by Chinmay
21 Jun 2017 16:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

I don't know if anyone noticed that the new LORA (no pun) missile tested by Israel was infact launched from a cargo ship. If you observe the images carefully, it looks a TEL vehicle is parked on the ship. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC0szmJVwAA-wym.jpg http://www.jewishpress.com/wp-content/uploads/...
by Chinmay
20 Jun 2017 15:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3094
Views: 284653

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The engine is manufactured in TSP? Or merely assembled?
by Chinmay
19 Jun 2017 12:31
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Aditya_V wrote:How does it matter, Cruise or Ballistic Missiles? If China is going to launch Nukes on Vietnam what attacks them.


Because sinking a PLAN frigate doesn't merit a thermonuclear countervalue response?
by Chinmay
19 Jun 2017 11:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

Why can't we sell/gift some of our Prithvi's to pals like Vietnam,etc.? Prithvi's range has at various times been said to be at least 250KM.Dhanush,the sea-based version even more. Useful for the Viets who'll need such missiles against the Chinese. China can fart as much in anger,but it sells its m...
by Chinmay
19 Jun 2017 11:05
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1217302

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions-May 2017

We had also offered a variant of Prahaar called Pragati, for export. Presumably, that's been canned as well?
by Chinmay
16 Jun 2017 17:07
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 706337

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

SAAB sure makes some slick videos. Something to emulate for our agencies?
by Chinmay
12 Jun 2017 13:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225740

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

My bet is on MOD/MOF rejecting IN request for 57 fighter once they see the price , Even IAF with all the muscle pulling managed to get 38 fighter that was the bare necessity needed for it and SFC. 57 fighter would cost the IN more that the cost of AC along with its other compliment like Chopper.AEW...
by Chinmay
12 Jun 2017 10:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 706337

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

I am guessing (and hoping) that this time they will look at the logistics and supply chain for maintenance that can be done in India by pvt player as opposed to performance. Last time the air force's ask was to look at performance onlee and all other negotiation was out of vayusena hands. UPA faile...
by Chinmay
10 Jun 2017 13:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225740

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

^^ Assuming you are right, the IN is left with the Shornet as the only realistic option. So why go through this entire MRCA mess if you know the specs of your ship? Just ask for the aircraft in a G2G deal!
by Chinmay
10 Jun 2017 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 1027
Views: 193222

Re: Project 75I- It Begins

The U218s being built for Singapore are an interesting option as well. The design is in production, unlike the hypothetical Oz subs, with AIP and built for littoral combat as well. The sensor suite could be adapted and the IN has experience with the 209s. This option is far more mature than the unpr...
by Chinmay
09 Jun 2017 09:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 404802

Re: International Military Discussion

13.5 billion for seven THAAD batteries? What sort of sustainment is offered? That sounds fantastically expensive. THAAD battery is going to be significantly more expensive than say a Patriot simply given the dedicated BMD radar and the fact that Saudi Arabia has been known to be shopping for a cust...
by Chinmay
09 Jun 2017 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 404802

Re: International Military Discussion

The potential $110 billion box of American toys for the Saudis $13.5 billion for seven THAAD batteries, with an estimated delivery time of 2023-2026. $4.46 billion for 104,000 air-to-ground munitions, divided amongst five types (GBU 31v3, GBU-10, GBU-12, GBU-31v1, GBU-38). $6.65 billion for enhance...
by Chinmay
01 Jun 2017 20:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1205
Views: 225740

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

This naval MRCA competition is, for all practical purposes, a flyoff between Shornet and the Rafale. The 'Sea Gripen' is non existent as brar and Philip have pointed out, and the MiG is only included to tell the Russians that the aircraft was also included in the competition. The IAF Rafales already...

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