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by Chinmay
28 Apr 2018 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2032
Views: 282025

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: 2896
Views: 499742

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: 2757
Views: 358795

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: 3016
Views: 560368

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: 3016
Views: 560368

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: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4458
Views: 582241

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: 2032
Views: 282025

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1215379

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: 2974
Views: 404113

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: 1357
Views: 170579

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
22 Feb 2018 12:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4242
Views: 1000628

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: 937581

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: 3016
Views: 560368

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: 1504
Views: 244105

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: 937581

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: 1504
Views: 244105

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: 697252

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: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1215379

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: 637431

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: 4242
Views: 1000628

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: 704774

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: 1027
Views: 193021

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...
by Chinmay
09 Oct 2017 09:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 704774

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

We are all going in circles here :) Most of us, if not all, agree that the SE fighter acquisition makes little sense, especially in the light of Tejas production and capabilities, along with the Rafale. The best solution would be a lot more Tejas + more Rafale, that much is obvious. However the powe...
by Chinmay
07 Oct 2017 20:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 404113

Re: International Military Discussion

Thanks for the comprehensive answer brar. Much appreciated. As you mentioned, with the PAC3-THAAD combo, they cover most of the envelope, with the Improved Hawks handling the remaining air breathing targets. So isnt the S400 deal pointless, given that it cannot integrate with the THAAD-PAC3 combo? I...
by Chinmay
07 Oct 2017 07:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 2974
Views: 404113

Re: International Military Discussion

I see this request cover 5 operational batteries, one spare FAU, and one radar deployed in EW mode. All 7 radars will be using the current generation Raytheon GaN X-Band T/R modules. During Trump's visit there some in the media circles had speculated that much like Qatar's THAAD purchase a dedicate...
by Chinmay
06 Oct 2017 17:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 5116
Views: 1215379

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

The SAAW is the desi SDB-1/Spice-250 equivalent, AFAIK. So the guidance will be IRNSS/INS?
by Chinmay
29 Sep 2017 15:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 937581

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

But two lines,one Ru and one western are reqd. to eventually replace the German U-boats and Ru KIlos.Some key eqpt. could be common to both types. AS it stands,no western boat can carry Klub/Kalibir and BMos-l (in the future),the most deadly sub-launched anti-ship/land attack missiles today. 'One R...
by Chinmay
28 Sep 2017 09:58
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter
Replies: 5425
Views: 704774

Re: 'Make in India' Single engined fighter

http://i.imgur.com/ZDrsIsx.jpg Sambhaji Chhatrapati --> 13th descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji (incidentally my favourite historical figure in school) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambhaji_Raje http://static.dnaindia.com/sites/default/files/styles/square/public/2016/06/12/470588-sambhaji-raje.jpg ...
by Chinmay
27 Sep 2017 16:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 697252

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Their fighters acquisition is a clusterf&%*. That is an understatement. The IAF procurement looks smooth compared to theirs. The Canadians now want to use ex-Aussie F-18s which are probably as old as Canada's own Hornets. I dont understand how they can still claim LM industrial benefits from th...
by Chinmay
26 Sep 2017 10:13
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India - South & North Korea Thread
Replies: 1357
Views: 170579

Re: India - South & North Korea Thread

The modern North Korean Air Force fields a mix of aircraft types. Many are of Soviet-era origin while those of Chinese origin are based in Soviet designs. We record 944 total aircraft in inventory, ranking them 11th in the world . The fighter arm consists of the Shenyang F-5 (MiG-17) (106 units), S...
by Chinmay
14 Sep 2017 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CT & COIN Operations in India: News, Images and Discussion
Replies: 2409
Views: 401716

Re: CT and COIN operations in India: News, Images and Discussion

Pig who led the Amarnath attack, Abu Ismail, dispatched to hell.

No one escapes Bhagwan Shiva's wrath.
by Chinmay
14 Sep 2017 13:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 937581

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Defence ministry blocks Navy’s ‘unrealistic’ five-year acquisition plan https://theprint.in/2017/09/13/defence-ministry-blocks-navys-unrealistic-five-year-acquisition-plan/ Another plan, to build a new aircraft carrier named Vishal, has also been moved again. This plan had been nixed by previous de...
by Chinmay
11 Sep 2017 18:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3787
Views: 374189

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Why do we want to add to the zoo? Sticking to the proven C-130Js + C-295s(if and when they come) should be sufficient. HAL doesn't need to produce an MTA.
by Chinmay
11 Sep 2017 17:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3304
Views: 659268

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Just because a platform may be able to incorporate a sensor doesn't make it an alternative to another option. Would a perspective similar aperture, similar power radar mounted on a C-295 match the same performance and range/time-on-station requirements the current setup provides to the IAF? What ab...
by Chinmay
11 Sep 2017 16:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3304
Views: 659268

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

Russians price gouging, as always. Since TASL is going to build the C-295s sometime, might as well mount the EL/M 2090 on those platforms. The radar has been tested on the C-295 anyway, so there would not be any airframe qualification costs.
by Chinmay
06 Sep 2017 11:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 697252

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: 67308

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...

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