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by Rakesh
24 Jun 2018 01:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732913

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

My understanding was that S70 was chosen because we didn't want FMS, we wanted direct sales. After the NMRH competition collapsed (blacklisting of all and sundry and ending up with single vendor), we're just reverting to FMS as the way forward. However, I thought the current thinking is to get MH-6...
by Rakesh
24 Jun 2018 01:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732913

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Now, since there are going to be 2+2 meetings between indian political establishment and the us one, something has to be shown as accomplished , and the navy is desperate (with empty pockets and chaddi since nothing was ever accomplished over all these years except slow degradation of existing obso...
by Rakesh
23 Jun 2018 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 2746
Views: 381521

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Karan M wrote:We can buy 12 P-8I and yet we are haggling over 2 Phalcons and over funding DRDO a few thousand crores more to accelerate it's programs. Where are the MOD's priorities??

Well said! +108!
by Rakesh
23 Jun 2018 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732913

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Good news nevertheless. I wish we had bought more, but 24 is a good start.
by Rakesh
22 Jun 2018 05:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016
Replies: 2658
Views: 479904

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Two decades after US spurned India in Kargil, country replies with Desi GPS http://defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=558938 What do you do when you are dependent on a global power, and it ditches you when you need it the most? You decide to become self-reliant. That's what India set out to do two deca...
by Rakesh
22 Jun 2018 05:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 77579

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

:lol: :rotfl: :D

Pakistan Defence Command Tweets - Dear World, Thank you for playing with our Balls
http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=558963

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by Rakesh
22 Jun 2018 05:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4061
Views: 732324

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/1009412992306425857 ---> Image depicts DRDO's Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) during a pop-out test.

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by Rakesh
22 Jun 2018 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400083

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Good payback for the Chinese! Long deserved!!!

Disgraced manager at shipbuilding juggernaut allegedly ‘sold Chinese carrier intel to CIA’
http://www.atimes.com/article/disgraced ... el-to-cia/
by Rakesh
22 Jun 2018 05:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400083

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Chola, was not meant for you either. I should not have started this. My apologies to you both.
by Rakesh
22 Jun 2018 05:06
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3984
Views: 608629

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1009800656729735168 ----> 4 Para SF Operative using a RO-400 Wall Penetrating Radar during a Room Intervention Operation. Ideal for Hostage Rescue and Military Operations in Urban Terrain it is designed to provide information about the presence of people be...
by Rakesh
22 Jun 2018 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15407

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Warning! Bharat Karnad article...for FWIW :) US Arm Twists India to Buy Patriot-3 Systems And Not Russians S-400 http://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/newsdetail/index/6/14128/us-arm-twists-india-to-buy-patriot-3-systems-and-not-russians-s-400 Late last year, the Iran-supported Houthi rebels in Yem...
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 18:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1815
Views: 351162

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Khalsa wrote:Last question Admiral, does 45 Squadron sign off the actual FOC on behalf of the air force.
i.e were a snag / issue to develop does the move get postponed.

That is a question that IR is best suited to answer. I have no clue.
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 18:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400083

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

Oh come on , you did like my idea of the F-18 for about 2 minutes. but jokes aside I was looking at structure of air wings on board aircraft carriers. Vishaal must become a reality. EMALS comes first before a nuclear powered carrier, IMHO. I would move the Mig-29s over to Vikrant and Vishaal and Vi...
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 07:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400083

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

massa can manage, but can we? because when the day of the dawg dawns on us brother, none will turn up to help. Of course....with the 65,000 ton, EMALS equipped and nuclear powered Vishaal....that vessel alone will give the Chinese shivers!!! Remember, after all it is coming with the super-duper F-1...
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 1861
Views: 315672

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

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1008528905609752576 ---> Indian Air Force SEPECAT Jaguar DARIN II "Shamsher" Deep Strike Penetration Aircraft. DARIN II upgrade added a new Elta El-Op SU 967 HUD, Tarang Mk.2 RWR, Digital Video Recorder, DRDO Core Avionics Computer (Dual), known a...
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 06:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 1815
Views: 351162

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

Khalsa-ji, they are moving to Sulur. See below... Tejas squadron to be shifted to Sulur air base in July http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/tejas-squadron-to-be-shifted-to-sulur-air-base-in-july/article24207275.ece Sulur AFS ---> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulur_Air_Force_Station An...
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701338

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Ramana-ji, couple of points to note; 1) The Kaveri program was comatose, until the Rafale contract signed in Sept 2016. See below (written by Anantha Krishnan)... DRDO to abandon indigenous fighter jet engine Kaveri project https://tarmak007.blogspot.com/2014/11/oneindia-exclusive-drdo-to-abandon.ht...
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701338

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

prasannasimha wrote:^ I think the Kaveri Safran has audited did not have an M88 core. It is still the original Kabini core with some modifications

Sorry, I did not realize that. I stand corrected.
by Rakesh
21 Jun 2018 01:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701338

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Ramana-ji, there was a clear lack of vision combined with piss poor funding. I know this might sound out of this world or nonsensical, but how does one justify even considering spending billions on phoren fighters only to turn around and say that there is no money for engine development. There is no...
by Rakesh
20 Jun 2018 19:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion
Replies: 4322
Views: 701338

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

Saurav Jha @SJha1618 France's Safran Aircraft Engines, which carried out a technical audit on @DRDO_India's Kaveri jet engine development program, has stated in a report that the engine had attained sufficient maturity to be integrated with an aircraft for limited envelope flight testing. Once agai...
by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15407

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Kit, that is correct. But the reverse is also true. Every system has its inherent strengths and weaknesses. They should make the F-35 purchase for Turkey quid pro quo for access to the S-400. But perhaps the risk of revealing the weaknesses of the F-35 far outweighs the gains in learning the weaknes...
by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 15:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 316
Views: 77579

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Asumming we are idiots, can someone tell me how come TFTA South Koreans with American help could not stop north from going nuclear? There is a well known joke that has made the rounds and it goes like this... Q. Why did the US not invade North Korea, like it did in Iraq? A. Because unlike Iraq, Nor...
by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 09:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Project 75I - It Begins
Replies: 826
Views: 106126

Re: Project 75I - It Begins

Going to a PSU. No private player.
by Rakesh
17 Jun 2018 07:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15407

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

Eklavya, therein lies the problem. The US Govt is not bound by *ANY* law (including their own) because the two governing parties are so diameterically opposite of each other, that what one government (the Administration which consists of The President & the Cabinet and the Congress, which consis...
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 20:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016
Replies: 4822
Views: 732913

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 15 Dec 2016

Depends on who was available to go right away. Perhaps they had a team of MARCOS standing by.
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 00:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3483
Views: 426006

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

^^^ Can gurus please enlighten me? Is the LCH not capable of anti-armour duties?
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 00:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Helicopters
Replies: 3483
Views: 426006

Re: Indian Military Helicopters

Why Apaches for Army, ask critics http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/why-apaches-for-army-ask-critics/article24175255.ece The Indian Army is a step closer to operating its own attack helicopters, with the U.S. State Department approving the sale of six Apache helicopters. For the Army, it is a l...
by Rakesh
16 Jun 2018 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?
Replies: 198
Views: 15407

Re: CAATSA .. An Oxymoron ?

LM's pitch to the Indian Government is that the F-16 Block 70/72 comes with F-35 technologies. Read below :) Why Lawmakers Are Trying To Block Delivery Of Fighter Jets To Turkey https://www.npr.org/2018/06/14/620103324/why-lawmakers-are-trying-to-block-a-delivery-of-fighter-jets-to-turkey But there ...
by Rakesh
15 Jun 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3984
Views: 608629

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007149157973258240 ---> An Israeli Air Force UH-60 'Yanshuf' approaches a landing zone being covered by Indian Air Force Garud Commandos and Israeli Air Force Unit 669 Commandos as they prepare to evacuate an injured personnel during a Combat Search and Re...
by Rakesh
15 Jun 2018 06:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Discussion on Indian Special Forces
Replies: 3984
Views: 608629

Re: Discussion on Indian Special Forces

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/1007189874590400513 ---> A Para SF Operative from a RCL Team firing an Indian-produced Carl Gustav M3 Recoil-Less Rifle while another operative who is armed with Tavor TAR-21 Assault Rifle with MARS Red Dot Sight assists him. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfp...
by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21692

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/sneheshphilip/statu ... 4165824513 ---> Believe it or not, OFB seeks explaination from the Indian Army on Twitter. This is called being true digital.

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by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 9051

Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/status/998217442408124417 ---> Sent by a friend, Tata Safari Storme, on a car transporter on their way for induction into the services with Indian Army for the role of new general purpose light utility vehicle. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdphdYjUwAAF3m6.jpg
by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016
Replies: 2479
Views: 400083

Re: China Military Watch - Sept' 2016

https://twitter.com/IndianDefenceRA/sta ... 2737409025 ---> Helmet Mounted Display for pilots of the PLAAF's J-20 fighter.

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by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 06:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4116
Views: 343072

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Does anybody know what happened of our interest in acquiring the 12 and 21 used-Mig-29s from Malaysia and Russia respectively? IR, the used MiG-29s from Russia were a non-starter from the moment of offer. There was a fear that the Russians were going to give India the short end of the stick. The Go...
by Rakesh
14 Jun 2018 05:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4061
Views: 732324

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/sta ... 1903423488 ---> Indian Air Force SPYDER Surface-to-Air Missile Missile System firing a Python-5 missile from a TATA LPTA 2038 during a test trial.

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by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 22:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21692

Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1006872358156632070?s=21 —> Very significant. BEL has opened its first foreign representative office in Vietnam. Is exploring a number of export opportunities for that country including missiles, radars and electro optical sensors. https://pbs.twimg.com/med...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The IAF History Thread
Replies: 1023
Views: 144454

Re: The IAF History Thread

oh no! my fault. Correcting now. My apologies!
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645512

Re: Small Arms Thread

Now that is COOL!!!! https://twitter.com/indiandefence11/status/988276347381235712 ---> COAS General Bipin Rawat trying out the Tonbo Imaging WolfPack multi aperture and multispectral real time panoramic imaging system which is designed to increase situational awareness. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/...
by Rakesh
13 Jun 2018 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Small Arms Thread
Replies: 4054
Views: 645512

Re: Small Arms Thread

https://twitter.com/Parthu_Potluri/status/1006018833969057793 ---> From the product description of the Staghound targeting system, it appears that Tonbo Imaging is also making meaningful strides in the field of White Phosphor-based lo lux image-intensifying tech: https://tonboimaging.com/tonbo/produ...

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