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by khukri
17 Apr 2010 07:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 940132

Re: Indian Military Aviation

I think it's just a painted stripe - I doubt if funny aerodynamic surfaces will be introduced with a repaint. Such a surface has never been seen in any earlier a/c and I still think only 1.5 prototypes are flying - that's Baldev in from of the plane in the livefist pic Look at this http://www.acig....
by khukri
23 Mar 2010 08:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 911827

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The problem encountered does seem to be a correctable one and a fairly minor one at that. The political and technical capital far out weighs such a correctable issue. IF vendors of planes like the F-16 can go about to modify refueling plumbing, this is a very, very minor issue. Agreed - as indicate...
by khukri
22 Mar 2010 03:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 936884

Re: Small Arms Thread

nachiket wrote:
khukri wrote:There are only 2 serious contenders - the Russian Kord amd the US / Belgian Browning - or are there others?


The CIS 50 from ST kinetics comes to mind. There is also the General Dynamics LW50MG which I think is a derivative of the XM312.


I think the GD weapon is still in development
by khukri
21 Mar 2010 07:13
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4653
Views: 936884

Re: Small Arms Thread

There are only 2 serious contenders - the Russian Kord amd the US / Belgian Browning - or are there others?
by khukri
20 Feb 2010 02:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503466

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

You do realize that by saying western sector you're referring to an area from Siachen to Gujrat. And as for the mobility of WLR, a WLR mounted on Tatra is as mobile as they get. Unless, we know the exact planned usage for a compact version for WLR, lest not get into speculation mode. I said parts o...
by khukri
20 Feb 2010 02:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 911827

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

[ Who would know better about the actual effects of those incidental disruptions than the people who do wind tunnel tests and assess fuel consumption and aerodynamic characteristics of the individual design in question? Agreed, but since imperfections cannot be replicated exactly from unit to unit,...
by khukri
19 Feb 2010 17:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 911827

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

:D That was of course a rhetorical trap that is meant to ask "If a smooth surface causes sticking of airflow to a surface and increased drag, and a dimpled surface is better for airflow, how come people on here are making such a big deal out of "bad build quality rivets seen" and &qu...
by khukri
19 Feb 2010 12:33
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3520
Views: 500883

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Well,to be fair, will we be mum if Ecuador awards Dhruv Simulator Development to any french or canadian firms? The question is not whether will we be mum or not - the question is will we have any legal right to protest? If no agreement was breached - and the Russians certainly are in breach of a fe...
by khukri
19 Feb 2010 12:30
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 75258

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

quote="Aditya_V"]Austin_> Further, India is poor country today not because it attacked others and over spent on defense, but historically underspent on defense and developing a miltary Industrial complex. Example, south Indian Kings always importing Horses from the middle east rather than ...
by khukri
19 Feb 2010 12:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Know Your India
Replies: 518
Views: 75258

Re: PAK-FA Thread - First flight

Austin_> Further, India is poor country today not because it attacked others and over spent on defense, but historically underspent on defense and developing a miltary Industrial complex. Example, south Indian Kings always importing Horses from the middle east rather than breeding them. All the cou...
by khukri
19 Feb 2010 12:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 911827

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Ping Pong balls are smooth and are of good build quality. Golf balls have bumps and depressions and are of poor build quality. I can tell you that without knowing anything about Ping Pong or Golf. While I understand the point you're making, thats a remarkably inappropriate analogy from somebody who...
by khukri
18 Feb 2010 05:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: DEFEXPO 2010
Replies: 218
Views: 62286

Re: DEFEXPO 2010

tejas wrote:Does anyone know if this is Nirbhay?

Image

Raytheon FishHawk torpedo GPS wing kit

http://www.azstarnet.com/business/local ... c63ba.html
by khukri
17 Feb 2010 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2923
Views: 511740

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Khukri, please post a description on what the article is about instead of just posting a link. You can use the [ url ] tags to do it. You can use the url tags like this: [ url=<your url here. ] Something descriptive here[ /url ] .Remove the spaces around the brackets containing url as I have added ...
by khukri
16 Feb 2010 19:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 911827

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

[b] The swashplate technology has recently flown onboard a Saab Gripen test aircraft following the decision by the Swedish company to fit a Selex Galileo Raven ES-05 AESA radar to the next generation variant of the fighter now under development http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4499912&c=E...
by khukri
16 Feb 2010 18:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503466

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

The problem with above assumption is the size of the high mobility vehicle...is Stryker not a high mobility vehicles? If there is a WLR compact enough to be lifted underslung on choppers lie Mi-17V....yes, then we may be able to haul them on mountain top. PS: but we really need to put them on mount...
by khukri
16 Feb 2010 13:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3883
Views: 503466

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread

nukavarapu wrote:I won't be 100% sure that the Asian country refers to us. I would wait for any local media confirming the news.

Thats why I prefaced the link with "Hmmmm?"
by khukri
22 Jan 2010 23:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610168

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Who knows who India will eventually buy, hopefuly its the EF but we still have a LONG wait. India has been offered the Growler Lite, which I personally think is a waste of money. India might as well convert a squadron of MKI to dedicated EW units (similar to the growler) instead of buying the F-18 ...
by khukri
09 Jan 2010 07:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610168

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

check the following news item --- French company offers upgraded fighter jet http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/feb/21jet.htm About Dassault offering to mount Kaveri engine == http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/archive/index.php?t-54095.html http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/mirage-2000s-withdrawn-as-...
by khukri
05 Dec 2009 12:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1133481

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

[quote="ramana
Partially right. Full name please.

Hint: Named after Arjuna's son.[/quote]

Abhimanyu?
by khukri
21 Nov 2009 06:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610168

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

per this link:- http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Eurofighter_Typhoon Pakistan is supposed to be a potential customer!! Same article - this is going to hurt Rafale fans: 1. The aviation magazine "Flug Revue" reports that in 2008 German Typhoons were pitted against French Rafales. Th...
by khukri
19 Oct 2009 18:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610168

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Actually they have, and set up non US production lines for the F-16, not that I'm a supporter of the Viper...... Perhaps I was not very clear in my last post. Let me try once again. Russia did not just set up the production lines of MKI in India, but it also imported many components from HAL for th...
by khukri
19 Oct 2009 08:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610168

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The F16 production line is also a possibility There is a huge difference in between 'possibility' and 'guarantee'. The American help in developing the naval version of LCA was also a possibility. But the outcome is for all to see. Talking exclusively in terms of possibility, MIg 35 production lines...
by khukri
17 Oct 2009 04:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 3926
Views: 940132

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Ан-74Т-200МП (An-74T-200MP) - From MAKS 2009


http://i.flamber.ru/files/st2/121192255 ... 8899_o.jpg

Speculation? I haven't heard of this. Has anyone else?
by khukri
15 Oct 2009 18:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610168

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

And how is this MRCA related?
by khukri
27 Sep 2009 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3938
Views: 1133481

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

this is Indian naval discussion thread. the skhval is not in IN service nor is it being looked at by IN AFAIK. IOW, wrong thread. Oh I think you have the right to discuss it here Shankar, whether it is true or not. There is some evidence that it might be true. From Deagel.com In addition to the Rus...
by khukri
26 Sep 2009 04:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA news and discussion
Replies: 2899
Views: 805237

Re: LCA news and discussion

[Igorr the MTBO for the F404 was far greater than the original RD33 4000hrs vs 800hrs as far I remember now the RD33 has finally caught up...the figures for the F414 are also 4000hrs or round about...remember reading it....will post the link as soon I can locate it...i believe it's on wiki as well ...
by khukri
12 Sep 2009 23:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 610168

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

[quote="Kersi D Was the Rafale in service with French Navy, during the Kargil War ?? Air historians, Jagan, Shiv etc please help !! Kersi[/quote] From Wikipedia: The marine version has priority since the aircraft it is replacing are much older F-8E(FN) Crusader fighters.[12] Service deliveries ...
by khukri
20 Jul 2009 11:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 440598

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

I see progress. From "imported" (from Israel and France) we have come to "JV". So, we can agree that there is very, very little to nothing that is "imported"? No the aforementioned INS systems and countermeasures on the SU30's are still being imported as are several ot...
by khukri
20 Jul 2009 07:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 440598

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Dman, that DARE again. June, 2008 :: SAMTEL And DARE Give Big Boost To Indigenization Efforts Of Indian Avionics Samtel Display Systems – a key player internationally within the sector of manufacturing of avionic equipments and systems, today announced that the indigenous Multi Functional Displays ...
by khukri
19 Jul 2009 22:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 440598

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

khukri, you are free to believe/disbelieve anything that is not open source and/or officially declared. but that should not mean that you can't express the disbelief without being rude. please don't be. Generally I'm not. I am a member of this forum to learn about India's progress in military matte...
by khukri
19 Jul 2009 20:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 440598

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

That is a very weak argument. Even then IIRC INS India has since caught up. And, countermeasures are dependent on sensors - which India will catch up. BUT, I would think that is a smaller part of the whole 'avionics' picture and to make a general statement that India is importing avionics is totally...
by khukri
19 Jul 2009 19:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 440598

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

Khukri, France and Israel? Where is IAF using them? Recall that after the nuke tests the US (via LM) impounded Indian avionics, etc. That was in 1998!!!!!!!!! (And, please discount the recent Hari article - since he has not provided sources.) Defence Avionics Research Establishment Mission Avionics...
by khukri
11 Jul 2009 06:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 26713

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

just came across this link http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4181134&c=SEA&s=TOP India is hopeful that Russia will deliver by year's end two Akula-class nuclear powered attack submarines, Indian Defence Ministry sources said It mentions two Akulas. This is the second such in recent tim...
by khukri
10 Jul 2009 06:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 26713

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

After flushing down the offal and filth..... the whole purpose of boomers as a deterrent is to keep them hidden, not highlight their presence by adding a carrier battle group around them so even Stevie Wonder wouldn't have a problem locating them. Boomers travel alone! they cant be left alone - our...
by khukri
10 Jul 2009 01:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 361
Views: 26713

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

diesel ones are easier to live with, going by their lifecycle costs, easy to maintain and decommission/dispose. A large establishment is required to keep those reactors safe (from accidents + pakis), especially when they are (dry)docked. For a brown-water defensive navy, the diesel's range is fine....
by khukri
03 Jul 2009 18:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 321
Views: 22412

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Oh really? - I'd say its a pretty important ingredient in the mix, in addition to classroom instruction and simulator training - both of which are probably more relevant to rookie pilots. More hours = more proficiency - or do you disagree?[/quote] Wrong. :) More hours does not automatically translat...

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