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by VikramA
16 Sep 2019 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 65888

Re: Armoured Vehicles: News & Discussion

Australian army has down selected the Rheinmetall’s KF41 Lynx and Hanwha’s AS21 Redback for its Land 400 Phase 3 IFV requirement. Considering the fact that rajnath was just in Korea and talked about " production " and " manufacturing " of Korean products in india + selection of k...
by VikramA
14 Sep 2019 12:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 669
Views: 143890

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

What role will naval tejas serve if it is inducted? With navy wanting 57 twin engine MRCA in the form of mig 29k, f-18, naval raf, even if naval tejas is inducted in limited numbers of say 20 aircraft, how will it be used? As a fleet air defense fighter. Or will it replace the jag maritime strike ai...
by VikramA
12 Sep 2019 21:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610066

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

does anyone have any links which state the performance difference between the L band AESA radars found in AWACS like Phalcon and S band AESA found on netra, saab 2000?
by VikramA
12 Sep 2019 14:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610066

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

A more optimal use of netra would be for drdo to convert it to a dedicated EW platform like the Israel have done to the G550 Shavit ELINT platform
by VikramA
12 Sep 2019 12:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

India was the launch customer for an- 32, and mig 27 although a evolution of mig 23 itself was only first ordered by IAF, Sri Lanka got them a lot later.
by VikramA
12 Sep 2019 11:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

What was the order book of mig 27 and an 32 when we ordered a 100 of them. I have nothing against mi 17 but you have to acknowledge that the airframe is a dead end. It has been evolved as much as it could be.
by VikramA
12 Sep 2019 11:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610066

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

After the first netra, DRDO should have concentrated on mounting the Aesa radar on a wide body jet in a timely manner Oh! That's right! Mount it on an imaginary A330! Cool beans! :rotfl: Are we to believe that drdo + hal cannot buy or lease a single second hand wide body jet for technology demonstr...
by VikramA
12 Sep 2019 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The time for KA226T is now past. There really is no need for it. If the Russian military complex has to be appeased (not sure why?) but the strategic thing to do for Russia is to get 100 Mi17 order through the Indian books before the IMRH starts flying in three/four years. That order is at-least 3 ...
by VikramA
12 Sep 2019 10:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3157
Views: 610066

Re: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion

From my understanding the IAF wanted the phalcon not because it was some super duper AWAC and netra is not, but because phalcon being mounted on il76 has the space to operate for 12 hours because of 2 set of crews which netra cannot because of lack of space. It's not a question of import vs desi but...
by VikramA
11 Sep 2019 07:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016
Replies: 935
Views: 164384

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion - April 2016

Bolton departure might have nothing to do with afg but a deal with iran might be on the cards now
by VikramA
10 Sep 2019 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016
Replies: 152
Views: 38311

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous - Aug 2016

Aircraft flying over 6km in height will be detected over 50 km away and will be the responsibility of akash sam. QRSAM is for low flying drone, aircraft doing nap of the earth flying which is like a few hundred mts above land which means they will be detected not more than 10 km out due to curvature...
by VikramA
08 Sep 2019 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 270685

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

rumors on twitter that lander is intact but almost upside down
by VikramA
07 Sep 2019 03:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 270685

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Let's hope chandrayaan 3 is announced as soon as possible with hopefully a rover having isotope heated unit as power backup
by VikramA
07 Sep 2019 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 270685

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

" no signal from lander"
by VikramA
06 Sep 2019 23:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

is there any info on AH64s able to network with LCH in the future? or are we looking at a situation where LCH + Rudra squadrons are working on their own in their little bubble and AH 64 s are working on their own, unable to communicate with each other except over voice comms
by VikramA
05 Sep 2019 20:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Internal Security Watch
Replies: 4605
Views: 539398

Re: Internal Security Watch

^^^ might be a old mine
by VikramA
05 Sep 2019 19:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3366
Views: 533133

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

That is so convenient when hankering for a new import. Just re-classify the homemade ones! When we got into the MKI screwdriver giri it was proclaimed as one of the TOP 4th gen aircraft in the world. Now that it is 70% Indian-made, it is 3.5 gen. The ploy is so cynical that it is laughable. But it ...
by VikramA
05 Sep 2019 13:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453070

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Cain Marko wrote:
vimal wrote:He should perhaps keep his mouth shut on such sensitive matters.

Why?


Because he is a sitting member of parliament and should be carefull of making public statements that can be used as propaganda
by VikramA
05 Sep 2019 07:17
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504145

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^ this phenomenon is known as 'mera pind, mera lahore ' syndrome. most self declared liberal elites based in north india and new delhi including bureaucrats in 70's,80's,90's had this problem.thankfully no more.
by VikramA
04 Sep 2019 20:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

why enter Shakargarh at all?. why not cross ravi river near Dera Baba Nanak punjab, capture katurpur, capture road junction near narowal, bypass sailkot and link up near jammu border, in essence cutoff shakargarh from behind from rest of pakistan
by VikramA
02 Sep 2019 11:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 55551

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Judging by the timeline AMCA will replace the mig 29 UPG, and upgraded mirages, and the jag max + darin 3's around 2035
by VikramA
01 Sep 2019 18:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 301
Views: 55551

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

the AMCA looks like the jap Mitsubishi X-2 Shinshin. A twin engine medium weight stealth fighter
by VikramA
31 Aug 2019 15:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504145

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

no, contrary to popular belief immi is not the perfect puppet. he was only chosen because a) he had mass appeal which meant that when PLM(N) along with sharif family was kicked out by fixing the election the replacement gov led by PTI (with public face of immi ) was accepted by inbred paki morons. b...
by VikramA
31 Aug 2019 14:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504145

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

^^^ yep looks like grounds are being prepared for a coup. looks like paki corn flakes army have goten a hint that they might get black listed in FATF in oct and they plan to throw immi the dim under the bus ,but it is real funny to see ghazwa-hind has turned into fighting a people's war inside pakis...
by VikramA
28 Aug 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453070

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

did not know where ask this ques so asking it here. does any one know how to superimpose LOC on live google maps?
by VikramA
28 Aug 2019 16:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India Border Watch: Security and Operations
Replies: 3460
Views: 582075

Re: India Border Watch: Security and Operations

https://twitter.com/Wolfpack071/status/1166378545771237376 Wolfpack @Wolfpack071 Pak army X corps orders it's units in Neelum valley to increase reserve stocks of logistics and ammo as they will lose their supply routes/ lines of communications in case LoC becomes a battlezone. Seems the bakis are ...
by VikramA
27 Aug 2019 22:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453070

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

this is the impression that i am getting from the epic meltdown of immy the dim and the hyper reaction of paki media. their reaction has got nothing to do with 370 and everything to do with the fear that indian military is finally planning to move on POK. that is why the nuke threats and call for in...
by VikramA
27 Aug 2019 15:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 972
Views: 265976

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Pak won't attempt kargil 2 because then this govt will not be under any moral obligation to respect loc , if that happensbye bye pir haji ,bye bye chamb and bye bye skardu
by VikramA
27 Aug 2019 14:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3741
Views: 819480

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

^^ that is why jags role is being changed in jag max concept to a PGM and smart drone carrier and not just a dump bomb carrier
by VikramA
26 Aug 2019 20:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV
Replies: 3467
Views: 494276

Re: India-US relations: News and Discussions IV

:shock: ^^^^ so... does that mean we are buying 114 F-21 for our SEF plane requirement.
by VikramA
26 Aug 2019 14:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 3741
Views: 819480

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

I guess it says Jags till 2038- by that time we will other aircraft who will be doing the CAS role, but I think it will move to aircraft dropping Missiles and PGM's, or guided rockets, Dont think we will using aircraft at low level with rockets and Cannon for CAS role like in the past. It will more...
by VikramA
25 Aug 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-France news
Replies: 108
Views: 23271

Re: India-France news

If true , For this big order to be confirmed France would have to offer something very substantial as a quid pro quo. I disagree. france does not have to offer anything substantial. any leverage that india had at the negotiating table ended when it ordered 36 planes. india is now semi stuck in a da...
by VikramA
25 Aug 2019 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473661

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

we might be waiting to announce it after a FTA with U.S ,otherwise trump might throw a hissy fit again
by VikramA
25 Aug 2019 11:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 2820
Views: 473661

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

^^^^ can someone explain to me how someone who : 1> did not serve in any capacity in any airforce in the world, specially those which have russian aircraft, 2> has no experience in aeroscape sector, 3> probably could not tell the difference between AESA and PESA. 3> is not even a dedicated defence r...
by VikramA
25 Aug 2019 11:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2227
Views: 500759

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

the Australian deal to build 12 SSK is a weird one. for starters how can a SSK cost 2.5 billion dollars?its not like they are building 2-4 of these, they are building 12 of these ,shouldn't economy of scales kick in? and these are supposed to have pumpjet propulsion without a nuclear reactor powerin...
by VikramA
23 Aug 2019 21:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - May 1, 2019
Replies: 2904
Views: 504145

Re: Terroristan - May 1, 2019

Since they are not getting any lift from the world .. they are tagging & going after Indian stars. First Priyanka and now ... https://twitter.com/peaceforchange/status/1164900717057978368 Asif Ghafoor @peaceforchange Stay in bollywood syndrome @iamsrk. For reality see RAW Spy Kulbhushan Jadev, ...
by VikramA
23 Aug 2019 19:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453070

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

also makes me wonder about the timing of these articles. why did our 'free' press not write about this farce for so long ,why did they not question and openly call out this stupidity from all the gov from 2001-2019. 4th pillar of democracy my ass. this was known all along but only mentioned in murmu...
by VikramA
23 Aug 2019 17:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3186
Views: 453070

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

The Tangled Web of Kashmir (Must Read) The above is an absolute must-read and important information, probably should be pinned to the first page of the thread. To go with that, the below is also an absolute-must read, explaining the deep rot in the valley that existed from Vajpayee's time and got w...
by VikramA
15 Aug 2019 19:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

the american tried that stunt in iraq in 2003 of using apaches as SEAD, that out of the 24 heli that went in 22 came back with holes big enough from normal AD guns that rendered them inoperable and out of action.
by VikramA
15 Aug 2019 10:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 4375
Views: 748410

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

The mast mounted Longbow made a lot of sense when it was envisaged in the 1990s, before the advent of long loiter and relatively cheaper UAVs. Hence the attempt at vibration isolation and compactness etc at great cost. Any co-ordinated attack by gunships seem to need a datalink and so the link is a...

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