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by Luxtor
11 May 2011 21:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 194846

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

^^^
If economic outlook is so bleak in the coming decades for the European aerospace companies in Europe, maybe we can entice Rafale and EADS to relocate to India and do business here. :D
by Luxtor
10 May 2011 23:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1010390

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

^^^

Yea, but I think reporting weapons sales to the U.N. is voluntary so Brazil might not have reported it but still could have sold the weapons to the pukis.
by Luxtor
10 May 2011 18:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1010390

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

On one hand it will have to show the world, especially the US, that it is acting on some rogue elements in the ISI and on the other will need to prevent a backlash from its own premier security agency. Cant help but laugh at this. If there was a backlash, that means that the entire agency is rogue....
by Luxtor
09 May 2011 19:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc
Replies: 3959
Views: 1010390

Re: Pakistan arms sales, ops, doctrine, etc

The pukis are so glad that the Americans killed OBL and didn't catch him alive to be interrogated. God knows what truths would have come out of OBL's mouth under water-boarding, hukumm, I mean questioning. The Americans also didn't seem to want to catch OBL alive; can you imagine media circus (and c...
by Luxtor
06 May 2011 17:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 194846

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

Viv S Sir, I agree with you that the article is written amateurishly with many grammatical errors which tends to take away from the article's credibility (rightfully or wrongfully). The "Chinese angle" was the most implausible. India in order to keep China from flooding Pukistan with their...
by Luxtor
28 Apr 2011 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist
Replies: 1324
Views: 194846

Re: India selects Typhoon and Rafale for MMRCA shortlist

In fairness to India, the Americans did nothing to alleviate India's concerns about sanctions in the future other than vaguely saying that the F-16 is used widely by many nations and the U.S. has successfully completed its obligations, blah, blah, blah. Why couldn't they just come out and say and gu...
by Luxtor
27 Apr 2011 17:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 152028

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

I some how feel that it will be a balance of price and meeting the requirements. While Rafale and EF look to be good aircrafts, they come with a price. MMRCA is meant to fill in the gaps in large numbers. And expensive aircrafts cannot be bought in very large numbers. A Gripen or F-16, as I believe...
by Luxtor
25 Apr 2011 17:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 152028

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

Combat aircraft deal shortlist to be out soon Financial Express The ministry sources have told FE the deal is again gathering steam with a concrete offset policy to be in place by April end. “The shortlisted candidates for the MMRCA deal would be announced by beginning of May,” said a source from t...
by Luxtor
25 Apr 2011 08:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 152028

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

From a pure technical stand point, the F-18 Super Hornet is a superior aircraft - in the sensors arena - to all the other aircraft in the MMRCA contest. No one will dispute that and I am sure the IAF would like to get their hands on the same version that their USN counterparts are flying. However i...
by Luxtor
20 Apr 2011 18:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 675285

Re: GSLV failure rate.

The PSLV reliability contrasts with GSLV failures. I think the problem with the GSLV is some basic design decisions that were taken early on which contribute to poor reliability. The main one is in my opinion the decision to start the cryogenic stage in mid-air. Cryogenic engines are inherently pro...
by Luxtor
08 Apr 2011 13:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 730203

Re: LCA News and Discussions

^^^

Ahhh, that explains it, bummer.
by Luxtor
07 Apr 2011 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 730203

Re: LCA News and Discussions

You guys notice why that bomb flew up like that when it was supposed to just drop down and drift back from loss of forward momentum? When the bomb come off the F-18 it still has some stuff attached to it; maybe some kind of brackets, test/measuring equipment etc. These attachments sticking into the ...
by Luxtor
26 Mar 2011 23:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Army: News & Discussion
Replies: 3966
Views: 949299

Re: Indian Army: News & Discussion

It is easy to think of military tech in the same league as consumer tech and say if it is profitable or not to produce it locally. For most part that is ok but some critical tech (as well as some mundane tech) needs to be researched and developed in-country because foreign suppliers would arm twist ...
by Luxtor
19 Mar 2011 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011
Replies: 610
Views: 152028

Re: MRCA News and Discussion - March 2011

^^^ $11 billion is nothing for the Americans in the over all scheme of things. But in this bad economy of theirs it is still a lot of money which would put a lot of Americans to work and they need that desperately. The real reason that the Americans maybe pursuing this MMRCA deal is to try to take I...
by Luxtor
12 Mar 2011 09:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Splitting the order of 126 jets between European and American jets is not a good thing. Doing so will negate the financial and industrial advantages. IAF/MoF will end up having to support two different aircraft, assembly lines, parts manufacture and procurement systems. Unless the Americans can give...
by Luxtor
04 Jan 2011 02:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread
Replies: 4001
Views: 737923

Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread

China's J-20 Stealth Fighter In Taxi Tests http://www.aviationweek.com/media/images/defense_images/Fighters/J-20Stealth-China-ViaChineseInternet.jpg Photo Credit: Via Chinese Internet http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=awst&id=news/awst/2011/01/03/AW_01_03_2011_p18...
by Luxtor
25 Dec 2010 02:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1010191

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

A 2009 artists impression had F-15s. That guy, who approved it, has resurfaced again. Sigh. :lol: Well you can't say that he's not getting wiser, At least the F-35 will have a naval version which the F-15 never had. We can look forward now to 2011 for the next surprise the Indian Navy artist will s...
by Luxtor
15 Dec 2010 06:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Yeeeeahhhh!!! Thomas to the rescue. Thanks for posting that article. Frankly, I didn't need to read such an article to imagine that such a thing as a "kill switch" may exist but apparently other people do need to read it to realize it. But I'm going to read it because it looks very interes...
by Luxtor
15 Dec 2010 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

The "kill switch" doesn't necessarily have to kill the weapon as in making it explode or nose dive to the ground or anything obvious like that. It could be programmed to miss the target or lose lock in the terminal phase if the target happens to be the supplying nation's aircraft or any of...
by Luxtor
14 Dec 2010 06:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

... and how do you suppose that I get that evidence to present it to you? Ask the U.S. DOD or Boeing to forward me the file that explains it? I know it has been discussed here before but so has the subject of MMRCA. Members keep repeating which bird would win the competition again and again, only th...
by Luxtor
14 Dec 2010 02:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

F/A-18E/F is a Dog. If we get the F/A-18E/Fs the Paki F-16s will fly circles around them. Any hi-tech gadgets that the Yankees might offer to offset the F/A-18E/Fs aerodynamic performance and endurance shortcomings would not be of any use because Uncle could push a button and disable all of the tech...
by Luxtor
10 Dec 2010 04:53
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Pakistan Army List of Killed and its Revelations.
Replies: 115
Views: 32388

Re: Pakistan Army List of Killed and its Revelations.

discussion on this thread prompted me to run a google search on Bilafond La.. and I came across nice little gem of an article by an American journalist visiting both sides of Siachen Glacier post Kargil.... the link below.. http://www.wesjones.com/coldest.htm some interesting snippets... In setting...
by Luxtor
09 Dec 2010 07:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Sandeep, this is a new phenomenon with the Russians - breaking contracts and demanding more money after we have committed ourselves and already had paid hundreds of millions. The other weapons deals you have mentioned were executed earlier without much problems as far as I can tell. Then again many ...
by Luxtor
09 Dec 2010 00:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

IAF needs western tech, and in western tech gripen is the cheapest option + SAAB is offering us 100% TOT. AS far as JV goes, Russia has never given us any crucial technology or we have never been any serious design partners with Russia on (FGFA, 25% design part)+crucial tech like engine and AESA wo...
by Luxtor
28 Nov 2010 20:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: NoKo-SoKo War crisis
Replies: 144
Views: 23478

Re: NoKo-SoKo War crisis

Bad Cop Good Cop drama North Korea "readies missiles", China to help ensure peace http://www.zeenews.com/news670858.html I agree, the Chinese are fully behind this "crisis". The Chicoms absolutely do not like it at all when the Americans send their military forces into that regi...
by Luxtor
25 Nov 2010 01:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

if India joins the EF consortium, presumably the name will have to be changed from "Euro" to something else?! Perhaps the Eurasian Fighter? No doubt the marketing byt's are busy dreaming up a name right now... :D :D :D If the Eurofighter Typhoon wins the Indian MMRCA contract, then how ab...
by Luxtor
23 Nov 2010 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Just curious about something.The Hawk trainer also came under full 'TOT' and a princely sum paid.Now does HAL make the Hawk in its entirety . When the deal was concluded it was made as if an entire production line would be established for the Hawk in India., and it would be built totally indigenous...
by Luxtor
17 Nov 2010 02:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 898229

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Strategic Strokes The Indian air force is exploring upgrade options for U.S. military aircraft that will be handed over without key capabilities in the absence of an agreement governing those systems. The U.S. is withholding several subsystems until India ratifies the Communication Interoperability...
by Luxtor
16 Nov 2010 04:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)
Replies: 98
Views: 13362

Re: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)

Hey Guys, Sorry I missed the jirga. For some reason I had in my mind that it was the weekend after and I had something else going on that weekend. Anyway it's my loss. Maybe next time. Hope you guys had a good time. Some of the topics of discussions you guys have posted here would've been very inter...
by Luxtor
27 Oct 2010 00:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Saab moves production of Boeing 787 components from the US to India: http://www.saabgroup.com/en/About-Saab/Newsroom/Press-releases--News/2010---10/Expanded-operations-in-India/ ..... A way to deal with these disadvantages would be to decouple the aircraft from some of its key components. In this s...
by Luxtor
17 Oct 2010 01:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

^^^
MMS Should ask Obama how many US jobs the freebies and gifts to the Pukis creates when he visits.
by Luxtor
16 Oct 2010 04:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

since the US would be happy to fight china using indian money and manpower - would the chances of sanctions during or after a indo-china border war be minimal? against Pak though once can safely assume some sort of repercussions - but chances of india going after pak are quite negligible imo - unle...
by Luxtor
14 Oct 2010 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: C-17s for the IAF?
Replies: 3924
Views: 472746

Re: C-17s for the IAF?

With India going through modernization of its armed forces at a seemingly rapid pace these days, China might get spooked and attack India somewhere in the east or Laddakh/LAC regions thinking that they better do it now before it would be too late when Indian forces would be strategically much strong...
by Luxtor
08 Oct 2010 03:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

@Luxtor^^^ Not worried about Rafales to the Pakis they want free stuff. It's the Chinese I'd worry about. The French are pressing the EU to lift the PRC arms embargo. Just curious, what 'strategic benefits' do you think the EU might bring to the table? ...maybe the gain in technology...may lead to ...
by Luxtor
07 Oct 2010 23:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

ok, i am casting my vote in stone: eurofighter typhoon ( we can rename it toofani like the old ouaragans in IAF service) capability - strong, growth path, access to leading edge tech political benefits - big, brings us closer to Germany, UK, Italy and Spain in terms of G7-G20 issues and votes - goo...
by Luxtor
05 Oct 2010 00:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 659922

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Hey guys, you cannot blame Rianovosti always for publishing wrong images. Sometimes they get things correct. Ever seen Paki army doing exercise. http://en.rian.ru/images/16025/59/160255919.jpg I believe that's the photo of the paki NLI, SSG and their mujahideen in Kargil after IA and IAF were finis...
by Luxtor
05 Oct 2010 00:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 659922

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

u.n. security council seat isn't worth the paper it is printed on (or something to that effect, you know what I mean). There is no need for India to keep harping on it. Kashmir, the whole of it, is non negotiable as far as India is concerned.
by Luxtor
04 Oct 2010 10:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 648150

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

You need twin engines only when operating in sea, that's an Naval Aircraft. And even that's becoming unnecsessary, just look at the F-35. Actually having twins or single engine has nothing to do with if a military aircraft operating over the sea or land. In the past (and present) many aircraft with...
by Luxtor
04 Oct 2010 09:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 3918
Views: 659922

Re: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread

Infograph: T-90 MBT In the past the US was panned for showing the J&K region as disputed..what would one say about a Russian website showing India without J&K at all ? Oh really?!!! Then kick the MiG-35 out of the MMRCA competition. Cancel the MTA aircraft contract. No more IL-78s for mid-a...
by Luxtor
02 Oct 2010 03:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)
Replies: 98
Views: 13362

Re: BRF Mid-Atlantic Meet 2010 (NJ-PA-NY-DE and beyond)

Akbar in Edison, NJ sounds good to me, 14th is good too. I'll wear my Jippa and Lungi. :D

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