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by Chinmay
19 Jun 2017 11:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1298643

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: 1298643

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: 770681

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: 1526
Views: 298763

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: 770681

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: 1526
Views: 298763

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: 1142
Views: 229046

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: 436367

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: 436367

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: 1526
Views: 298763

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...
by Chinmay
20 May 2017 16:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: INS Vikrant News and Discussion
Replies: 1971
Views: 245733

Re: INS Vikrant News and Discussion

Viv S wrote:
Philip wrote:Shtorm is too big at 100K t.No need for an even larger vessel! Please,don't insinuate bias where objectivity is being displayed.

The Shtorm is about 6 feet long, 2 feet wide and 1 foot high.

:rotfl: :rotfl:
by Chinmay
18 May 2017 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 436367

Re: International Military Discussion

Kakkaji wrote:End of the road for the Eurofighter?

Germany asks US for classified briefing on Lockheed's F-35 fighter


The F-35s could be a replacement for the Tornados, not the Eurofighter.
by Chinmay
15 May 2017 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3708
Views: 707358

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

Karthik S wrote:Transferred to IAF more likely.


Unlikely. VikAd will continue to deploy Migs while Vikrant could possibly have the Rafales.
by Chinmay
02 May 2017 08:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 436367

Re: International Military Discussion

NoKo with Apaches? Someone somewhere has their Koreas mixed up.
by Chinmay
25 Apr 2017 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 758768

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

GAO recommends postponing F-35 block 4 The F-35 program should wait until the all-up Block 3F software version is fully developed before asking industry to offer upgrades for future iterations, known as Block IV, and before significantly increasing the fighter’s production rate, the Government Acco...
by Chinmay
21 Apr 2017 16:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: guest test title
Replies: 8
Views: 5024

Re: guest test title

IB4TL
by Chinmay
15 Apr 2017 20:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 5057
Views: 1248546

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

^ The first two aircraft are carrying the Popeye missile, not a SPICE-2000
by Chinmay
08 Apr 2017 11:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 758768

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The planning that's required for a long range B-2 mission. Khan is truly in a league of his own.. http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article143191469.html For this run, the Air Force rallied squads of tankers, hulking KC-135 and KC-10s that work as in-air fuel delivery depots. While just ...
by Chinmay
07 Apr 2017 12:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 689400

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Austin wrote:How much is 7 lakh crore in USD ?

BTW these are Private Debt and this is not GOI responsibility AFAIK , Banks can always sell the mortgage and get their loans


Assuming an exchange rate of 65 rupees per 1 USD, that's around 107 billion USD
by Chinmay
28 Mar 2017 19:35
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Naval LCA - News and Discussion
Replies: 997
Views: 209680

Re: Naval LCA - News and Discussion

Their claim . Rather impressive. SAAB does have a long history in such matters and have done a very good job at that. So, push comes to shve I would not discount them. But, point taken. IN and Brazilian Navy may/would need to fund such a plane. Also, Brazil seems to be on their radar too, along wit...
by Chinmay
28 Mar 2017 12:24
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 770681

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

How would an LCA/Jag be more survivable than the AMCA? In a SAM/AAA infested environment, I would take my chances with a fast jet than a low and slow A-10, no matter how well-armoured it is. I assume that you meant the Su-25 and not -35, when you said Russia is still using a heavily armoured jet. Ju...
by Chinmay
23 Mar 2017 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3516
Views: 585290

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

Why doesn't the USN use an unmanned version of the S-3? The airframes have a lot of hours left in them, plus it has the required loiter characters and can carry plenty of fuel. As it was designed for CATOBAR ops, so wont require an airframe redesign.
by Chinmay
20 Mar 2017 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 1005199

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

So Philip, you are suggesting that we switch over to a new class of submarine? Have a menagerie in our sub fleet as well, with Kilos, Scorpenes, Arihant and the follow on boats as well as a new class of DE sub? Or should we stick to making more of the Scorpenes, thereby retaining the skills of the d...
by Chinmay
14 Mar 2017 20:31
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 770681

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

There's a typo in Viv's post Austin. I think he meant 'Enemy airspace =/= Beijing' :)
by Chinmay
13 Mar 2017 09:47
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 635479

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Cybaru, my response was to Shiv's query. CAS is a mission and has been performed by all aircraft ranging from drones to helicopters to B1 bombers, so no aircraft in production today has been 'designed for' CAS. The era of dedicated CAS aircraft like the A-10 or Su-25 is over. Are you sure? Because ...
by Chinmay
13 Mar 2017 06:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 864509

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Cybaru, my response was to Shiv's query. CAS is a mission and has been performed by all aircraft ranging from drones to helicopters to B1 bombers, so no aircraft in production today has been 'designed for' CAS. The era of dedicated CAS aircraft like the A-10 or Su-25 is over.
by Chinmay
12 Mar 2017 20:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 864509

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

Do we need a pure CAS/air interdiction aircraft? The Tejas isnt designed to be a CAS aircraft either but can perform that role as well, along with the aforementioned aircraft. Mirages did that job for us during the Kargil war.
by Chinmay
12 Mar 2017 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 864509

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

shiv wrote:When MiG 21s and MiG 27s retire, which aircraft will do battlefield interdiction and close air support?


Any available ones? AFAIK, Su-30s, MiG-29s, Mirages, Jags all can do it. Plus Rafales in the future.
by Chinmay
22 Feb 2017 13:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 758768

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Some time ago I speculated upon MIG developing a stealth lightweight fighter with us,proposing that HAL could use the LCA experience/platform for further development. It now looks like the UAE has beaten us to it. There is currently no global replacement for the magnificent MIG-21,built in the thou...
by Chinmay
15 Feb 2017 16:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4679
Views: 930222

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Brahmos is basically Brahmos ER, right? From what I have read, MTCR prevented anything above 300 km, officially. Most people say that the missile can go to 450 km as is.
by Chinmay
14 Feb 2017 22:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 770681

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/831515877484879872

Saurav Jha says Gripen leading over Falcon in the SE fighter competition. FWIW
by Chinmay
14 Feb 2017 16:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Naval Aviation
Replies: 1526
Views: 298763

Re: Indian Naval Aviation

Is the EMALS tech tied to the F-18 buy? Otherwise we could buy the EMALS and qualify the Rafale on it. It should not be too difficult considering that the Rafale-M can operate off US carriers.
by Chinmay
13 Feb 2017 13:50
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Artillery: News & Discussion
Replies: 4811
Views: 863357

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

http://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/02/08/landt-expects-rs-4600-crore-order-for-field-guns-by-next-month-says-am-naik A Rs 4,600-crore order for field guns is expected by next month-end, Naik told BloombergQuint’s Menaka Doshi. L&T has tied up with Korea’s Samsung Techwin to supply self-...
by Chinmay
04 Feb 2017 09:15
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 534114

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Too early for this topic, but, an image from AWST on the UK-Turkey 5th gen effort. http://m.aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/imagecache/medium_img/uploads/2017/02/df-turkeyturkishaerospaceindustriesconceptpromo.jpg AMCA lookalike. More like an F-22 lookalike, no?
by Chinmay
08 Dec 2016 11:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14
Replies: 4679
Views: 930222

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion - June'14

Out of curiosity, could this be a test of the solid fueled ramjet missile, aka desi Meteor?
by Chinmay
05 Dec 2016 19:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4210
Views: 424458

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

This is the 3rd naval accident in 4 years, at the same place!! Navy's recent mishap record is poor.
by Chinmay
04 Dec 2016 14:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: US military, technology, arms, tactics
Replies: 1927
Views: 364362

Re: US military, technology, arms, tactics

So the USN want a lot more Shornets. So Boeing's production line seems safe, for now. Will there be a 1:1 replacement of the older Hornets?
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-boein ... SKBN13T05S
by Chinmay
02 Dec 2016 14:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 864509

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/navy-chief-sunil-lanba-says-tejas-lca-not-up-to-mark-search-on-for-another-fighter-jet/articleshow/55747038.cms?from=mdr CNS Lanba stated that LCA in its present form is inadequate. IN will support development of NLCA, but will shop elsewhere for car...
by Chinmay
02 Dec 2016 12:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016
Replies: 4124
Views: 864509

Re: LCA: News & Discussions - October 2016

https://twitter.com/manupubby_ET/status ... 5244834816

Naval LCA not good enough says CNS Lamba. IN will probably shop for a new jet

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