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by Barath
11 Mar 2020 07:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6882
Views: 679009

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Strange coincidence that all worst affected Covid19 cases are along the same Latitude 40ํ From left: France Italy Iran Wuhan S.Korea Japan Seattle Washington NewYork https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESrMBojUEAA4TbQ?format=jpg&name=900x900 Factually incorrect. Check out the latitudes. Seattle is 47N ...
by Barath
08 Mar 2020 08:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 6882
Views: 679009

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

^ Just strengthens my suspicions. Has any patient in the US actually been confirmed to have the actual Coronavirus, not "suspected" etc? I am worried about catching a cold: they will stick you in a pen with really sick people. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/business/coronavirus-global-pan...
by Barath
08 Mar 2020 08:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014
Replies: 4332
Views: 773437

Re: Indian Army News & Discussions - 11 June 2014

https://eurasiantimes.com/indian-army-u ... tani-post/

India targeted pakistani army posts in cros border shelling in Kupawara sectr using artillery and ATGM. Video. Forget speculation on Spike ATGM.
by Barath
29 Feb 2020 13:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3941
Views: 712207

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Pakistani video. https://youtu.be/VaIr3JlYU88?t=1715 Shows mig21 wreckage. Claims to show elta , rwr and drop tanks on it [Drop tanks on AB ?!] For background, prasun sengupta (trishul/trident in apr 2019) talked about 50 elta spj for mig 21 bisons and small additional purchase nixed on grounds of l...
by Barath
28 Feb 2020 21:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670672

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

L&T delivered another OPV yesterday,but no mention if it was for the CG or IN. )! Coast guard icgs opv varad https://www.dtnext.in/News/TamilNadu/2020/02/28164557/1217562/Coast-Guards-offshore-patrol-vessel-Varad-commissioned. Maybe india should just buy submarines/ ultra low freeboard boats fr...
by Barath
24 Feb 2020 15:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018
Replies: 1784
Views: 340768

Re: International Aerospace Discussion - Jan 2018

From the MMRCA thread: https://corporalfrisk.com/2020/02/21/hx-challenge-pt-5-bigger-better-stronger/ .. From Finland's HX competition, MDF's on the F-35 particularly, but also on the Growler a..... The USAF and USN are really the only constantly globally deployed force that pretty much runs a SIGI...
by Barath
22 Feb 2020 11:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2158
Views: 302950

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

HX Challenge pt. 5: Bigger, Better, Stronger https://corporalfrisk.com/2020/02/21/hx-challenge-pt-5-bigger-better-stronger/ From Finland's HX competition, which features all the western aircraft that mmrca2.0 might feature (and also the F35, but not the F15) comes this US government requirements in...
by Barath
19 Feb 2020 06:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873907

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

one of the measures taken was to prevent HAL f https://bharatkarnad.com/2018/06/29/why-the-tejas-cost-is-high/ Above mentioned it. Part of hal transitioning from manufacturer to system integrator and still trying to remain profitable. While viability is important, this was an obvious place to cut a...
by Barath
09 Feb 2020 20:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873907

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

HAL seems to be working full throttle on it. Generally an aircraft manufacturer does not make aircraft without an order. Even LM with a couple of thousand F35 ensured, waits for an order before production. The US does have a system of separate orders for long lead time equipment. HAL has stated cle...
by Barath
08 Feb 2020 17:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 941
Views: 254331

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

SO much for Dosas.


What's dosas ?
by Barath
08 Feb 2020 08:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion
Replies: 941
Views: 254331

Re: Artillery Corps: News & Discussion

Toast of 'Make in India' but production line for Vajra artillery guns to run dry this year

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 998114.cms
by Barath
04 Feb 2020 11:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670672

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

At the larger end of the spectrum,the USN's response to RuN LR strike missiles has produced the CPS ( conventional prompt strike) ultra- LR ballistic missile with a conventional warhead for a " fast hit" anywhere on the planet. Fitted onto the Zumwalt stealth DDGs. What CPS missile ? Any ...
by Barath
04 Feb 2020 11:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670672

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32071/navy-to-greatly-expand-p-8-poseidons-mission-with-new-missiles-mines-bombs-and-decoys The US is looking to expand the P8 mission from the core maritime AsuW/ASW/Maritime ISR. To give it greater multi-mission strike capabilities, even against land and coast...
by Barath
29 Jan 2020 19:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3773
Views: 283327

Re: Indian Education System

That's because Air India is a service organization. After all, our revered father of the nation, mahatma Gandhi said A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption on our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not...
by Barath
27 Jan 2020 17:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5262
Views: 1090582

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

What’s the point in developing a 1970’s engine (GE-404) in 2030? They should do what they did with LCA, try to build something cutting edge, throw some real money & effort at it (which they will have to do anyways - even for a 404 class engine) - maybe they get close enough or maybe they can ju...
by Barath
27 Jan 2020 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 4242
Views: 980926

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

ISRO should have tried to develop infrastructure and a team for in house astronaut training and life support systems. They are rushing for the 75 years of independence deadline. It's ruining the experience of a manned space mission. There was no money or will for this. Except as part of the 75th ye...
by Barath
21 Jan 2020 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3610
Views: 657644

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

DRDO guided bomb successfully launched from a Sukhoi

DRDO test fires guided bomb from Sukhoi combat jet
https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-ne ... afJhJ.html
by Barath
12 Jan 2020 20:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion
Replies: 289
Views: 58721

Re: Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF): News & Discussion

But here we've got a googly just bowled by the IAF.A desi engine only for it! Philip, AMCA will be designed for the 110Kn engine, but AMCA Mk1 will use a lesser thrust foreign engine (likely GE414). So there is a degree of de-risking of AMCA and a degree of high profile demand. Frankly changes like...
by Barath
12 Jan 2020 20:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 406
Views: 79728

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Fanne, I was stating that I agree... My understanding of Indranil's position is that NLCA-1 will remain a TD, (likely similar reasoning to yours) and that single engine is no bar to carrier flying (similar to yours, again reliability & QC as factors along with thrust , weight, fuel efficiency et...
by Barath
12 Jan 2020 20:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 406
Views: 79728

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

...The entire US Navy will be one single engined birds, once the transition to F35 is completed. I agree with your thesis (eg Harrier, US Amphibs, Vikrant, etc), but as a point of fact Superhornet will operate along with the F35 and undefined FA/XX will replace Superhornet. ...Mao sir joins a group...
by Barath
11 Jan 2020 16:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 406
Views: 79728

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

Hope now the focus shifts to MK2 for navy's requirement. TEDBF. (Twin engine deck based fighter) Naval mk2 is a non starter.. the Navy isn't interested and they can't derive it easily from mwf available Here's to making the nlca smooth landings and quick.takeoffs from vik a matter of course. Given ...
by Barath
11 Jan 2020 16:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670672

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Any idea what is its length by any chance is there a Varunastra version which can fit in Scorpenes 533mm by 21 ft tubes or have we along with french designers redesigned the Scorpene tubes to be 533mm by 24 ft. Or it the same HDW 209 Torpedos for the Scorpenes. Rfp for 100 heavyweight torps for sco...
by Barath
10 Jan 2020 18:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 50
Views: 5228

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

https://hushkit.net/2020/01/09/mig-27-p ... n-flogger/

Anshuman Mainkar, who did the interview with hushkit adds a reflective addendum after it's returement.

There's a pretty nice pic
by Barath
10 Jan 2020 18:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 1230
Views: 368087

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Link 1 Link 2 China & pakistan 9 day joint navy exercises - Sea Guardian 2020 - conducted in North Arabian sea, out of karachi. The 6th such, but the first with this name. This exercise is also the first between China and Pakistan that will feature anti-submarine and submarine rescue training, ...
by Barath
10 Jan 2020 17:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 440
Views: 101523

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

Agree. The problem comes when the vision is aggressive, but the reality and resources and readiness is a far cry from it. Also, you need really good program management review - to figure when to look at backup and parallel/alternate plans etc ... But, if they use this the right way, and get the righ...
by Barath
10 Jan 2020 16:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670672

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

Varunastra Sub-launched version is required urgently now. Can replace all the old Russian torpedoes on the Kilo class subs. The report references that Varunastra can be used for Kilo. The contract for varunastra was signed in June 2019 for both ship and submarines.. and talks about 42 months to com...
by Barath
08 Jan 2020 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873907

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

At the very least, the Mod and IAF ought to increase the orders for FoC MK1 by 16 aircrafts and MK1A by another 16 aircrafts. Add another 8-16 Naval MK1A aircrafts. Also, the mandate for HAL should be to increase the production rate to 24 planes per annum by 2022 onwards. The MK1A production run, w...
by Barath
08 Jan 2020 15:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 3051
Views: 873907

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

Don't discount old engineering practice yet. The Rafale, with all uber automated line, is only 12 aircraft per year. A timely reminder. But don't undersell Dassault. It was producing 14 arcraft per year back in 2008-09 and had to cut back given lack of orders to close to minimum economic production...
by Barath
03 Jan 2020 16:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger
Replies: 50
Views: 5228

Re: Adieu Bahadur! MiG-27 Flogger

Flying the MiG-27 Striker - with Sqn. Ldr. Anshuman Mainkar

by Barath
26 Dec 2019 10:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4645
Views: 1086518

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

putnanja wrote:Mig-27 all set to be retired in IAF



Remembering Bahadur

https://hushkit.net/2018/08/15/flying-a ... mig-pilot/
by Barath
24 Dec 2019 10:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4645
Views: 1086518

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

tandav wrote:
Yeah! Wake me up when someone comes up with suitably mobile intercontinental howitzer.


I would assume at that point, the ammunition would be guided, rather than moving an intercontinental howitzer !

Like a cross between Martlet and Avangard ...
by Barath
15 Dec 2019 07:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1503
Views: 247587

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Is it possible that the defence AV just got it wrong and these are SSBNs ?

Or that the same design would be basis for both SSBN/SSN ?

A report from a couple of years ago talked about S5 as 13500 ton sub
by Barath
09 Dec 2019 11:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 3627
Views: 629113

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/i ... 2019-12-03

Cash for violence offers on tape. Few folks travelled to Delhi to make the offers...
by Barath
08 Dec 2019 21:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134089

Re: A look back at the partition

It was a quick draft while I struggled to fix links and spelling errors. It's clear it led directly to communal violence. Mob violence, riots, murder, etc. To make clear the import of them not getting their demands. Pretty much in spirit of Direct Action Day. ""The power to destroy a thing...
by Barath
08 Dec 2019 21:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: A look back at the partition
Replies: 1934
Views: 134089

Re: A look back at the partition

How four Christian votes made Pakistan possible ...The vote itself was 88 for remaining with India and 91 for joining Pakistan. The three votes (actually four) which created the majority were the three votes of Christian members Dewan Bahadur Singha, Mr. Cecil Gibbon and Mr Fazal Elahi, plus Singha...
by Barath
08 Dec 2019 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 2841
Views: 806885

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

A debunking of overheated claims made in : https://thediplomat.com/2019/12/failed-agni-iii-test-may-dent-indias-credible-deterrence/ I used to find diplomat articles articles fairly good, definitely better than the average media. This one disappointed me. --- The author, Pranav R. Satyanath's argume...
by Barath
29 Nov 2019 10:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Indus Water Treaty
Replies: 3161
Views: 441554

Re: Indus Water Treaty

Can any gurus enlighten why India got into a seemingly unequal treaty? 25% water share with >80% population share? There must be more to it. Wiki seems straightforward Pakistan was insisting on historical right to all the waters of Indus tributaries. (the pre-partition distribution). Plus they were...
by Barath
22 Nov 2019 17:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 2788
Views: 670672

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

It's the ammo hoist, the feed system, the loading system, the extraction and handling of the empties, the hydraulics, the electrics and not mention the FCS and the multiple power systems feeding it all. The hoist itself can go down 3-4 decks. The higher the rate of fire, the more complicated the sy...

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