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by Chinmay
05 Dec 2016 19:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 308643

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: 1310
Views: 156666

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: 4125
Views: 728829

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: 4125
Views: 728829

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
by Chinmay
23 Nov 2016 15:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 481434

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

According to Shukla's blog, only half (61) of the Jaguar fleet will get the Elta 2052. So the rest will get the 2032? It is also a bit disheartening that the engines havent been upgraded to the F125.
by Chinmay
19 Nov 2016 09:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 570648

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

So a bespoke hybrid deal would be somewhat like the Rafale deal for the IAF? It seems on the surface atleast, that the Rafale works out cheaper than the SH. 36 aircraft + support + 50% offsets for 8.85 billion USD vs 40 aircraft + support for 10.1 billion USD?
by Chinmay
08 Nov 2016 06:26
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595321

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

Super post Amit
by Chinmay
04 Nov 2016 10:46
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595321

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

All this talk of absurd numbers of foreign-built fighters leaves me with the question of whether all of this is just a pressure tactic on Dassault to give more goodies in exchange for more numbers? Dassault will not say no to more business and IAF is pretty happy with French fighters. If all this ta...
by Chinmay
28 Oct 2016 08:25
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595321

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

I have a conspiracy theory. The RFI is to make Aero India a success. This single engine fighter request will make aero India 2017 the best since 2003-2005 when we had F-15, F-16, Gripen, EF, Rafale, C-17, Beriev, Hawk, Su-30, Mig 35, F/A 18, LCA, IJT, Dhruv, C-130, Chinook. Maybe this time we will ...
by Chinmay
22 Oct 2016 13:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331260

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

I think when nukes start flying, the argument whether Rafales, Tejas or Sukhois are destroyed is rendered moot.
by Chinmay
22 Oct 2016 12:32
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595321

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

Nowhere, in all these articles, has the MoD/IAF officially given a statement. Everywhere is 'sources' and 'People familiar with the situation'. This whole drama started with Ajai Shukla claiming that something 'like an RFI' was given by the ambassadors to various aircraft manufacturing countries. No...
by Chinmay
10 Oct 2016 19:53
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595321

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

Does anyone have the link to the RFI? Otherwise we are debating all this based on one article by Ajai Shukla, without any official statement by the GoI. Finally, search begins for a fighter to replace MiG-21s - Dinakar Peri Within days of signing the deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, ...
by Chinmay
10 Oct 2016 18:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595321

Re: Indian Single Engined Multi Role Fighter with Transfer of Manufacturing Technology

Does anyone have the link to the RFI? Otherwise we are debating all this based on one article by Ajai Shukla, without any official statement by the GoI. In fact, his article says this The confidential document sent by the embassies is not technically a “Request for Information” (RFI), which is a pre...
by Chinmay
05 Oct 2016 21:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015
Replies: 3973
Views: 216458

Re: IAF Rafale News and Discussions - 26 May 2015

We are getting the SCALP. It should serve well as a stand off weapon, given that we have no weapons in that class in our inventory.
by Chinmay
21 Aug 2016 17:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4036
Views: 271809

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/lca-manufacturing-facility-to-come-up-in-andhra/283353.html The headline says LCA manufacturing facility to be set up in AP. But the article makes some odd statements like weapons integration facility to manufacture Light Combat Aircraft and Wem Technologies P...
by Chinmay
15 Aug 2016 18:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 22 April 2015
Replies: 4211
Views: 308643

Re: Indian Naval News & Discussion - 22 April 2015

kit wrote:News from MOD .. India not interested in the Predators !! :roll: .. maybe India was trying for an Avenger type ?


Where did you hear that? I did not read any news about the MoD withdrawing the LoR for the Guardians. Do you have a link?
by Chinmay
15 Aug 2016 09:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 66
Views: 5686

Re: Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Feels good to read BRF again!

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