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by Chinmay
01 Aug 2018 08:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331176

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

Rakesh saar, those range numbers are to be taken with a handful of salt. Also, availability is dependent upon funds and since we are paying for 75% availability, it will be so. If we are willing to spare the cash for the Sukhois, then I believe their availability rates could be increased as well. Th...
by Chinmay
30 Jul 2018 07:38
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 2271
Views: 319675

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

Which missile do we already have that we are substituting with imports and thus constitutes a diversion of orders from the domestic defense industry? I believe he's referring to the NASAMS deal being reported in the media. NASAMS overlaps with and is probably inferior to Akash and MRSAM, which are ...
by Chinmay
27 Jul 2018 18:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331176

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

What will the weapons on Rafale, besides Scalp and Meteor ? I guess Mica, AASM Hammer.... Will Rafale use Lightneing 4 being procured from Israeli or would we be "forced" to use Damocles or Areos pod ? SCALP, Meteor, Mica, SPICE-1000. Lightening G4 integration is part of the deal and Areo...
by Chinmay
26 Jul 2018 11:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 1583
Views: 329323

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Was this posted before? https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/cag-slams-navy-for-delay-in-asw-corvettes-project/articleshow/59702980.cms The Comptroller and Auditor General has come down hard on the Indian Navy for causing inordinate delay in construction of four anti-submarine warfare c...
by Chinmay
23 Jul 2018 16:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059176

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

ArjunPandit wrote:
Chinmay wrote:NASAMS for India?

Is this DDM? I've never heard of the IAF being remotely interested in NASAMS, given that the IAF already operates Spyder and Akash, and will soon operate S-400

link broken!


Fixed
by Chinmay
23 Jul 2018 13:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059176

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

NASAMS for India?

Is this DDM? I've never heard of the IAF being remotely interested in NASAMS, given that the IAF already operates Spyder and Akash, and will soon operate S-400

Edit: Fixed broken link
by Chinmay
29 Jun 2018 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Naval News & Discussion
Replies: 3366
Views: 449529

Re: International Naval News and Discussion

So the Aussies chose the most expensive design with the highest risks? Just like their future sub program :roll: :roll:
by Chinmay
26 Jun 2018 14:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 815594

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Tu-142s flew a total of 30000 hrs from 1988-2017, AFAIK. The P8I fleet accumulated 10000 hrs from 2015-2017.. Clearly, fleet availability is a big problem with the Russian aircraft, unlike US stuff. We pay more for US kit, but we get stuff which is more reliable and uptimes are clearly increased as ...
by Chinmay
08 Jun 2018 10:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 594
Views: 55998

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

The IAF has not been offered the F-35. The Air Chief made that quite clear, so all 'F-35 for IAF' discussions will remain pipe dreams.
by Chinmay
05 Jun 2018 16:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Flight Safety
Replies: 2467
Views: 291852

Re: Military Flight Safety

Om Shanti!! :cry:
by Chinmay
30 May 2018 18:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059176

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/ajitkdubey/status/1001763038561734656 Breaking: @DRDO_India successfully test fires an unnamed #missile powered by a new solid fuel #scramjet engine developed indigenously. Big breakthrough in missile technology. #MakeinIndia Any idea what it could be? This is the first time I a...
by Chinmay
25 May 2018 09:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1111
Views: 166219

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

OT but has brar_w left the forum? His posts were very informative
by Chinmay
18 May 2018 08:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416637

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

chinmay, Have you tried to install an non-Apple peripheral on a Mac? Same thing. All these things have to work together. And take long time integrating and testing by which time they become obsolete. Ramana sir, I am aware that the testing and integration of non-OEM equipment will be prolonged. How...
by Chinmay
17 May 2018 16:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3018
Views: 416637

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

It has to be a Russian radar. Whatever it is. While AESA has it's advantages, I hope we do not pick the next one just because it's AESA, it should offer big leap over current SU30MKI radar. A marginal leap, and we should wait for better alternative from Russia (or co develop IBRIS to something bigg...
by Chinmay
14 May 2018 13:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 3910
Views: 863296

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The Meteor discussion is probably from here I think it is DDM at its finest. The request for proposal has asked the aircraft to be equipped with a long range beyond visual range missile of the class of Meteor which can take out enemy aircraft in the range of more than 100 kilometres. This would hel...
by Chinmay
28 Apr 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126357

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

...and finally the cost factor! A $200M+ Rafale vs a $40-60M Gripen.We already have our supreme air dominance fighter the MKI-to be upgraded to even more fearsome SS std.,so why the desperate req. for more Rafales when cheaper options are available? No contesto! No one knows what the Super Sukhoi s...
by Chinmay
28 Apr 2018 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2795
Views: 426118

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Why did the IN decide to shift from Oto Melara to BAE? Isit due to blacklisting of Finmeccanica?
by Chinmay
20 Apr 2018 09:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA: News & Discussion - June 2014
Replies: 2665
Views: 289965

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

The FGFA is dead FWIW The proposal for India and Russia to jointly develop an advanced fighter — the eponymous Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) — has been formally buried. Business Standard has learnt that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval conveyed the decision to a Russian ministerial d...
by Chinmay
18 Apr 2018 13:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331176

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

Katarina 's Cockpit https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXTksAdX0AI22z2.jpg Tablet showing route map is windows based :shock: It's called the FlightSphere Based on a smaller customised version of the Microsoft Surface tab, the FlightSphere tab is a full personal mission and flight planning system for fight...
by Chinmay
16 Apr 2018 07:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331176

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

It is capable of carrying missiles of a similar capability to the Storm Shadows used by the UK


It is the same missile as carried by RAF Tornados
by Chinmay
07 Apr 2018 13:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 481328

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

^^ That should be a typo, both in terms of sorties and aircraft.
by Chinmay
07 Apr 2018 12:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 997
Views: 126357

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

The numbers quted in the press reports today on this latest RFI do not make sense to me: $20 billion defence project: India kicks off process to procure 110 fighter jets for IAF IAF on Friday issued a preliminary global tender or RFI (request for information) to acquire 110 fighter jets, of which 8...
by Chinmay
07 Apr 2018 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059176

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

How will they sell it to the Pakis? Pakistan lacks the money to buy those systems, and Russia isnt about to donate S-400s just to spite a paying customer like India.
by Chinmay
29 Mar 2018 09:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2962
Views: 332610

Re: International Military Discussion

Patriots don't work

The point is there is no evidence that Saudi Arabia has intercepted any Houthi missiles during the Yemen conflict. And that raises a disquieting thought: Is there any reason to think the Patriot system even works?
by Chinmay
13 Mar 2018 07:16
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1346
Views: 140797

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

Well reunification would be the probable endgame, but IF Fat Kim and Moon sign a peace treaty (the two countries are still technically at war), that would be a big step forwards. NoKo will not give up nukes under any circumstances, as they guarantee its survival.A peace treaty would probably reduce ...
by Chinmay
28 Feb 2018 13:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 481328

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

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by Chinmay
22 Feb 2018 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 559074

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

I find it hard to believe that any firm will enter this competition, given the fiasco that MMRCA was. Now that we have the Rafale, why is there a need for a new face-off between single-engined and twin-engined fighters, given that SEF competition alreaady exists as well as the future IN TE competiti...
by Chinmay
14 Dec 2017 16:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 815594

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

mody wrote:Which torpedoes does INS Kalvari have?
Most reports claim wire guided heavy weight torpedoes? Have they installed any torpedoes or are we waiting for Varunastra to be qualified for submarines?
Also, have Varunastra been installed on any of the surface vessels as yet?


SUT
by Chinmay
02 Dec 2017 17:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2138
Views: 331176

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

CT Alert: Someone got a whiff that more Rafales were going to be ordered instead of SE fighter and TE fighter so trying to put a spanner in the works
by Chinmay
02 Dec 2017 13:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1425
Views: 182931

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Pratyush wrote:Context please for the picture.


That's the INS Chakra I suppose. Docking post sonar damage?
by Chinmay
01 Dec 2017 14:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 815594

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Falling Naval capital budget have been raised by me with the ministry, hoping it will be resolved

Don't see any financial constraints on acquisition of 57 new deck based fighter jets. The process will go forward


These two statements contradict one another.
by Chinmay
30 Nov 2017 07:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1425
Views: 182931

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Nachi, as per the author in the above article...there is no law prohibiting cooperation on naval nuclear reactors (NNRs). So we will not be buying a Barracuda Class SSN outright. Even lease will be unlikely. But the six planned SSNs could have French influence, if the French come on board. This is ...
by Chinmay
14 Nov 2017 17:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 570540

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Brar_w, you cant change the mind of the willfully ignorant. Save your energy and put him on the ignore list :)
by Chinmay
06 Nov 2017 11:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1059176

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

Sub-launched Exocets or Klubs?
by Chinmay
29 Oct 2017 19:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017
Replies: 3500
Views: 551163

Re: LCA: News & Discussions: 15 August 2017

Bharat Karnad questioning the defence minister's antecedents is slanderous IMO. The super Sukhoi-30 is still under discussion with no clear picture of what the upgrades are going to be and what they will cost. Also AFAIK the Indian investment into the FGFA program is somewhere around 300 million? No...
by Chinmay
25 Oct 2017 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 2716
Views: 559074

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

K_Rohit wrote:
Ashokk wrote:


Were these upgraded Mirages (based on nose cone)? and what missiles was one of them carrying?


Based on the photos by Angad Singh, they looked like upgraded Mirages. Apparently they were carrying MICAs as well as Remora ECM pods.
by Chinmay
25 Oct 2017 09:23
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 595214

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

The Tejas is far and away the best solution to the SE fighter. The F-35 is a much better plane overall but it is not on offer and Khan isnt just going to hand over such powerful kit to a country which hasn't traditionally been an ally. The fact that we haven't signed on to the alphabet soup agreemen...
by Chinmay
23 Oct 2017 20:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 853
Views: 125457

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

The Germans have agreed to sell 3 additional Dolphins to Israel for close to $1 BN each :roll: :roll: :roll:. On the other hand looks like the Aussies have been taken for a royal ride with the shortfin barradcuda unless their ultimate aim is to convert some of the boats into nuke Barracudas. The Ge...

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