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by srai
23 Aug 2007 07:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354938

Now these guys know how to take aerial shots ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4F7l31L ... ed&search=
by srai
23 Jul 2007 22:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354938

by srai
14 Jul 2007 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2279
Views: 448955

Predator B - MQ-9 REAPER HUNTER/KILLER ... Capable of carrying maximum internal payload of 800 lbs, it will carry more advanced sensors at weight almost twice as the MQ-1. Furthermore, The Reaper can carry much more external stores, up to 3,000 pounds total – 1,500 on each of its two inboard weap...
by srai
07 Jul 2007 13:32
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Indradhanush (Rainbow) '07 @ RAF Waddington, UK
Replies: 347
Views: 123015

As part of marketing and selling efforts, over the course of next couple of years expect to see pretty much all the MRCA contenders participate in an exercise with IAF and its MKI: UK -> EF2000 (happened Indradhanush) / (future Indradhanush II) France -> Rafale (future GARUDA III) USA -> F-16 versio...
by srai
25 Jun 2007 10:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354938

Good show: Gripen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNBHxMqzYPY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpmx3-3kao&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94tm5Krftqk&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w25D9UhxZ-A&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/...
by srai
22 Jun 2007 03:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354938

Good comprehensive insight into the US Army thinking of future/current concepts with supporting equipment modernizations and acquisitions plans: United States Army Weapon Systems 2005 http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/wsh/wsh2005.pdf http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/wsh/index.html Lates...
by srai
18 Jun 2007 11:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 288
Views: 100109

Someone has been keeping this Wikipedia page quite up to date ... good overview with lots of info.

Defence Research and Development Organization
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRDO
by srai
17 Jun 2007 12:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Multimedia - Indian Armed Forces
Replies: 2154
Views: 354938

Shows what the technologies maybe (based on current R&D efforts) to fight future wars (2020-2025+) ... Discovery Science - Understanding Future Wars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHiCtHXR6bQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAfkVCz_cZ4&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L...
by srai
25 Apr 2007 23:21
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 288
Views: 100109

Armoured for big business - Defence equipment firm chooses Nagaland over Malaysia NISHIT DHOLABHAI ... Defence equipment firm chooses Nagaland over Malaysia While this is good news indeed! I wonder why chose Nagaland over Malasiya. It's a good move to encourage public/private companies to invest in...
by srai
07 Apr 2007 02:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3277
Views: 629674

Harry, good stuff. Any possibility of doing one of the Phalcon? So, the IAF is really interested in 5 more Phalcons? I don't know what the final Phalcon will look like? The IAF will probably order 5 more Phalcon (they should) and there will probably be a DDM article blaming the delay in DRDO's proj...
by srai
13 Feb 2007 03:54
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 104009

My guess about the sensor package on the LCH, being mounted above the chin is that, it probably is better suited for targeting at places above the altitude of the helicopter (kargil scenario - enemy being at higher altitudes). Another interesting point from the pictures (which are amazing btw) is t...
by srai
08 Feb 2007 03:50
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2007 - Photo Thread
Replies: 345
Views: 104009

http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/aero/main.php?g2_itemId=2940 HAL LCH Despite the build quality, the LCH mockup is shaping up in an interesting way and is reminiscent in many ways of the Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja observation helicopter. Interesting that the army isn't financing it. IMO, since this will be...
by srai
27 Dec 2006 13:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 4065
Views: 731231

Daily Pioneer India to raise eight elite battalions of spl forces Rahul Datta | New Delhi ... IMO, it's time for the Indian armed forces to create a joint special forces command and coordinate each service resource contributions accordingly and also to unify command & control of operations. Thi...
by srai
21 Nov 2006 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kargil War Thread - VI
Replies: 1341
Views: 243718

Like anything else, in hindsight, it is easy to find faults ... :wink:
by srai
18 Apr 2006 10:09
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Radar thread - specs & discussions
Replies: 328
Views: 124431

It's time that ADA also simultaneously integrated other off-the-shelf radar just like with F-404 engine. For the first few batches, let LCA be produced with foreign radar. At least this way MMR can get some time to rectify its issues possibly with some foreign assistance without further risk of dela...
by srai
16 Mar 2006 02:04
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Brochures from Def Expo - 2006
Replies: 44
Views: 25176

JaiS wrote:...
BrahMos Brochure #7

Image


Looks like one of the images is an image of Brahmos VL version launched from a IN Kashin-II class destroyer. I wonder if this is a real picture?
by srai
09 Feb 2006 10:45
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 94052

Re: ISRAELI STALLS

BARAK http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/4728/barak8ms.th.jpg ... Check the poster of a boat behind the Barak ... Apparantly that is called "Dark Shark": Israel Defense Forces Navy Unleashes "Death Shark" Against Terrorism ... The unmanned speedboat is equipped with a remote-con...
by srai
06 Feb 2006 06:08
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 94052

... BRAHMOS VL INSTALLATION http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/6703/brahmosverticalinstallation3ai.th.jpg BRAHMOS SUBMARINE INSTALLATION http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2619/brahmossubmarineinstallation6g.th.jpg Looks like those are P-15A and Amur installation. There is a background image of P-1...
by srai
18 Jan 2006 02:42
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Defexpo 2006
Replies: 286
Views: 94052

There will probably be models of new generation IN ships:

* P-15A
* P-17
* P-28
* ADS

Please take pictures of these from various angles.
by srai
04 Jan 2006 02:01
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: SINDEX 2006: IAF and RSAF - Kalaikunda
Replies: 45
Views: 28767

krishnan wrote:Any chance of Chennai hosting any excercise :mrgreen:



... no major bases in South India ... but there probably needs to be one for such exercises and other IAF operational/strategic deployments in the future.
by srai
05 Dec 2005 12:18
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 101081

Please have discreet watermarking if possible :wink:
by srai
23 Nov 2005 02:56
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part II
Replies: 254
Views: 101081

Folks when I posted the pics unedited I have people telling me that they should be watermarked. When I edit them some people want the unedited info and others don't like the watermark. I have an idea. I am going to do nothing more. Those pictures are now to be seen in an as is where is condition. F...
by srai
13 Nov 2005 15:39
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 134461

George J wrote:...
Rest:
Whats gonna be different the next time?
...


* F/A-18 E/F

* Combo F-15, F-16, F-18
by srai
12 Nov 2005 06:51
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 134461

U.S., India Military Exercise: A Test of U.S. Air Superiority November 07, 2005 22 13 GMT http://www.stratfor.com/products/premium/read_article.php?id=258189 Login and pwd? Please post excerpts. Apparently you can get the page through Google (which seems to log the user in as Google Guest). So sear...
by srai
12 Nov 2005 06:17
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 134461

U.S., India Military Exercise: A Test of U.S. Air Superiority
November 07, 2005 22 13 GMT
http://www.stratfor.com/products/premiu ... ?id=258189
by srai
12 Nov 2005 05:55
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Cope India 2005 - Kalaikunda AFS - Part I
Replies: 337
Views: 134461

Little dated ... from VayuSena

Cope India 2004 - A "Staged Dogfight"?
Analysis and Some Lessons
http://vayu-sena.tripod.com/exercise-cope-india-vayu.html
by srai
12 Sep 2005 08:30
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 128793

Why is India not building these scorpenes with AIP right from the start? The Pakis are supposedly building their 3rd Agosta with AIP and the previous 2 Agostas they're going to retrofit with AIP. Because IN didn't want the MESMA AIP and then because of the additional cost that would need to be rene...
by srai
16 Aug 2005 06:40
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 100254

Srai, there is still the possibility that the Chinese were able to reverse-engineer the unexploded Tomahawk and extract its technology, and used it in this missile. Reverse engineering is not as easy as it may sound even with intact artifact. It's a big learning curve and often a very lengthy proce...
by srai
16 Aug 2005 06:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Cruise Missile Test in Pakistan: News and Discussions
Replies: 381
Views: 100254

http://jdw.janes.com/ *Pakistan tests cruise missile * The Pakistani Babur cruise missile seems to share several basic similarities with the US BGM-109 Tomahawk * Pakistan's ultimate aim may be to field ... 17-Aug-2005 So babur is being compared to Tomahawk. Hmmmm... can anyone get that whole artic...
by srai
06 May 2005 04:54
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 86086

Re: Higher Res AeroIndia snaps

sekhon wrote:Have posted some higher res pictures from AeroIndia 2005 at

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.s ... rds=sekhon

...



Wow :D ... crystal clear!
by srai
30 Apr 2005 00:58
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 86086

Next 7 loaded http://www.acig.org/exclusives/aero/Aero_India.htm At 315 pics currently (and more to come), its bigger than BR even! 8) While this concludes, the next big(ger) thing is in processing. Great! Do you have more pictures of P15A? http://www.acig.org/artman/uploads/p15a.jpg Anyone know wh...
by srai
12 Apr 2005 04:47
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India - pics, clips and anecdotes
Replies: 211
Views: 86086

Here are my 92 photos of Static Aircraft display. It has some unusual photos for the eyes of the discerning (I took to heart feedback from last Aero India 2003). http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/Temp/ArunS/2index.htm Some of the items are not documented. Pls help fill in and also any feedback/brickbat...
by srai
10 Mar 2005 00:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 128793

... Thats coz , if the AIP cud be used to have the subs attain the cruising and maximum speed for the entire length of its endurance (say 30-45 days) and the diesel is seldom used, whats the use of installing a diesel unit??.... probably, with the 3rd Gen and future AIPs, the non-nuclear submarines...
by srai
08 Mar 2005 06:02
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Project 75 & Submarine Options
Replies: 331
Views: 128793

... On the Soviet/Russian development ... Abt 3rd Gen EG ... Third-generation air independent propulsion systems will increase submarines’ dived endurance to 60-90 days and will thus bring their performance very close to that of nuclear submarines. ... ... Amur-1650 spec Endurance, ------ 45 days A...
by srai
02 Feb 2005 10:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: New Chetan Helicopter: News & Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 36088

There is yet another benefit through this standardization of engines across two-thirds of the Heli inventory (ALH, Cheetal and Chetan [other than the Russian ones at the moment]) - costs of inventory, training, maintenance, etc. across IA, IN, IAF ... joint helicoptor command (at least in acquisitio...
by srai
17 Jul 2004 02:46
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 77196

Re: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder

Great picture of IL-78 MKI at Edmonton -International (YEG / CYEG) Canada - Alberta, on July 6, 2004 (by Richard Barsby)

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/618592/L/
by srai
29 Jun 2004 01:51
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy
Replies: 124
Views: 48201

Re: IAF Jaguars & IL-78s in Italy

Originally posted by Vishnu Som: ... BTW ... of the 16 Jag pilots, most are TACDE ... some of the others are on their way to TACDE ... morale is high ... The IAF has asked the USAF to train with them on parity since we know what happened when the USAF rated us "inferior" the last time round ... Che...
by srai
08 Jun 2004 04:10
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: The Saras Flies!
Replies: 236
Views: 75190

Re: The Saras Flies!

Originally posted by Rishikh: Does anyone know the reasons for the overwight? 1000 KG is very much for this size plane. If they are not able to reduce it, then the whole project will have to be scrapped. :( It's sort of mentioned in this article: The Saras - Opinion - Letters to the Editor ... It i...

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