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by kmc_chacko
21 Feb 2011 22:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Tejas is the only aircraft which will allow IAF keep its minimum required force level and also secrecy of capability because every one know what EF, Rafael, F-18, F-16 are capable of but none of us have the 100% correct information regarding Tejas. I do not think so. Once Kaveri and indigenous rada...
by kmc_chacko
21 Feb 2011 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

PLAAF can't maintain 2500 fighters, for one thing it does not have 2500 fighters even now. the sum total of relatively modern fighters in PLAAF number around 600-700 not all that different from IAF's numbers. now keep in mind that some are always tied down by taiwan and USAF presence in japan and S...
by kmc_chacko
21 Feb 2011 21:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

PLAAF is only about numerical superiority so it will surely maintain 2500+ fighters in future which will be a headache to IAF as most of them will be J-10, J-11 and in another side PAF which will maintain around 350+ fighters and IAF will have to deal with both side.
by kmc_chacko
21 Feb 2011 21:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Nachiket ... its failed to deliver because it did not arrive in the form the Indian Air Force wants it. The Air Chief still describes the Mk1 as a MiG21 + +, not as a plane of the capability the IAF expected . Thanks Vishnu That is kind of vague. What exactly did the IAF want in the LCA that they a...
by kmc_chacko
21 Feb 2011 17:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 777909

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011



looks like a dolphin from bottom
by kmc_chacko
20 Feb 2011 23:29
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Any time, when you buy weapons from other countries they come with strings attached, dose not matter who the seller is. Going through the thread it looks like the vast majority of the members seem to think going with US could be risky because of sanctions, and going with Typhoon or Rafael will be a...
by kmc_chacko
20 Feb 2011 00:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011
Replies: 6593
Views: 777909

Re: China Military Watch - Jan 11, 2011

what do we know about this program? Yet, in 2008 the Department of Defense (DOD) estimated the DH-10 to have a range of over 2,000 kilometers (km), and pointed out that the PLA was developing both air and ground launched variants.2 The latest 2009 DOD estimates state that by “April 2008 the PLA had...
by kmc_chacko
20 Feb 2011 00:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1009015

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

nachiket wrote:Spanish S-80, German U-214, Russian Amur 1650 and French Scorpene (an AIP equipped version).


isn't IN interested in 3 more scorpion's with AIP equipped.

Amur has the best chance and German U-214 have the lowest since Pakistan has signed for 3 nos of them.
by kmc_chacko
19 Feb 2011 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1009015

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

by kmc_chacko
15 Feb 2011 22:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

we have taken almost 10 years to issue RFI & testing for buying 126 combat aircrafts either equal to or exceeding performance compared to IAF Mirage-2000's. and now if they say they will increase the order from 126 to 200+ aircrafts then it is utter foolishness. They first sign deal with somebod...
by kmc_chacko
13 Feb 2011 14:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 729371

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Reporting straight from LCA Tejas cockpit Ritu S was the first journalist to sit at the controls of the compound delta-winged, homegrown beauty. She gives us a first-person account Posted On Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 12:04:24 AM After receiving the nod from Defence Research and Development Orga...
by kmc_chacko
13 Feb 2011 11:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

If IAF interested in retaining same type of aircrafts present in its inventory then why we are going for new type Unkils aircrafts. Except Mig-35s & Rafael none of them are having similarity with older aircrafts in IAF inventory, let alone how advanced they are EF, F-18, F-16 & Gripen and al...
by kmc_chacko
13 Feb 2011 10:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

will the life of aircraft increase as much as new aircrafts ? if No, then what is the point of upgrading ? Huh !! at $15.48 million you want the life of a new aircraft ? Average life of any new aircraft is 20 – 25 yrs. After 25 yrs any aircraft will need upgradation otherwise it will not remain rel...
by kmc_chacko
13 Feb 2011 10:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

then !!! Tejas was to replace Mig-21s ? or we changed that stand ? IAF wanted around 126 Mirage-2000 to make up the depleting forces and to make up the minimum required strength. for now by January of 2013 IAF inventory will be for Su-30 MKI – 200+ (by Jan 2011 – 140+ and 15 each for 2 year and 40 d...
by kmc_chacko
13 Feb 2011 09:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 921731

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

In May 2010, there was a news of Super 30 i.e., upgrading Su-30 MKI The IAF has begun the 'Super 30' project to upgrade its Sukhoi-30MKI fighters with new radars, mission computers, electronic warfare systems and Brahmos missiles. Recently cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Security, the Sukhoi des...
by kmc_chacko
13 Feb 2011 08:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

if they want to keep the budget around $12b, we will perhaps get no more than around 80 of the twin engine types - 5 squadrons @ 16 planes each. I dont think splitting the order makes any sense given we are not buying multiple hundreds. even if Tejas come in around $50 mil each which is likely, the...
by kmc_chacko
13 Feb 2011 08:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

One simple question....Why do we need another MKI when we already have an MKI??? What is wrong about having another MKI if that meets IAF’s requirements both technologically and financially ? Mig – 35 MKI would be a cost effective solution. If it performs like Su – 30 MKI, then that’s the best thin...
by kmc_chacko
12 Feb 2011 09:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 897100

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Since France offered 40 Rafael as a batch IAF should rather swap the existing 50+ Mirages for Rafael making approx 5 sq of 18 Rafaels each which will be new and will have life for 40 years and IAF can spend the money for new fighter rather than upgrading 20+ year old fighter, which cann't be expecte...
by kmc_chacko
11 Feb 2011 08:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 438141

Re: Indian Railways Thread

IR should allow private parties to build & run the railway just like National Highways, otherwise we cann't build new lines with short span of time
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 22:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 438141

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Some disturbing news coming in from Kerala. At least down south women (including those in my family) used to feel relatively safe travelling around independently on night journeys. Wonder what's happening. Another woman attacked in Kerala train Hardly a week after a woman rail passenger was pushed ...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 22:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3937
Views: 438141

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Soumya, who died after being attacked on a train At 23, Soumya was the pivot of her family's present and future. Her father had left them five years ago. Her mother who was sick couldn't afford to give up her job as a domestic helper. Her brother was a driver. And when Soumya was offered a job as a...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 22:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Camera and Photography Thread -III
Replies: 4098
Views: 45781

Re: Camera and Photography Thread -III

beautiful ..... no words
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 22:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 729371

Re: LCA News and Discussions

IAF's negative attitude towards Tejas continues Some more improvements needed in Tejas for IAF: Antony Bangalore: Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday said some more improvements will have to be incorporated in the home grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas to meet the requirements of the Indian Air Fo...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 22:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 729371

Re: LCA News and Discussions

India's Tejas dazzle participants at Aero India Bangalore . India's own first supersonic multi-role combat aircraft Tejas and light combat helicopter (LCH) dazzled participants at the Aero India 2011 on Wednesday with their breathtaking aerobatic manouveres at Air Force Station Yelhanka. It was for...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 22:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 4004
Views: 897100

Re: Indian Military Aviation

why GoI is not approaching private Defense companies for manufacturing HTT-40 when HAL is filled & over booked and private player are in a position to manufacture them.
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 21:45
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 532848

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

If LCA called Tejas then what name will AMCA get ?
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 21:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 729371

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Is this is what actually IAF looking for ? or is just DRDO/HALs plans ? Major items are changing engine & avionics, EW suits and upgrading computer that all ? and they need 4 years for that ? :-o :-o :-o If Tejas upgradation had given BRF member we would have done all these it in 2 years :lol: :...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 21:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

With the introduction of the LCA Mk2.... It seems increasingly pointless to go in for a huge MMRCA order. LCA Mk1 and Mk2(with the resizing et al) are increasingly crossing over that border of "light" into "medium" and finally by the time the deal fructifies and the details are ...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Where did you hear about the new March 2012 date? Last from a trustworthy source was still March 2011, very much inline with '6 months from final report submission to MOD'. Not sure if people have read about this so-called leaking of the tech evaluation, but would make sense why the MiG35 is mia fr...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

India hopes to seal fighter jet deal by March 2012 BANGALORE: India's contract process to buy 126 fighter jets valued at about $11 billion is "going smoothly" and is expected to be completed in the fiscal year ending March 2012, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Wednesday . Saab's JAS-...
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 16:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

as I have read MRCA will be most probably decided by March 2012,

And if we decide MRCA by March 2012 it will be another 18 months for induction of first plane to IAF i.e., end of 2013 or first quarter of 2014

isn't it correct ?
by kmc_chacko
09 Feb 2011 16:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3947
Views: 729371

Re: LCA News and Discussions

So, this is what IAF wants ? can anybody clarify ?
by kmc_chacko
06 Feb 2011 22:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Managing Chinese Threat
Replies: 5192
Views: 433351

Re: Managing Chinese Threat

Its quite strange that when all the neighbors of taking care of the threat of future GoI is wasting its time for 2G spectrum & black money trail which will yield nothing other than waste of tax payers money. These two cases are just example because Bofors case made Army to delay the purchase of ...
by kmc_chacko
06 Feb 2011 21:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread
Replies: 309
Views: 21692

Re: Indian Civil Police & Police Investigations Thread

Police have the power to take actions but the babus don't let them to do and make them to become corrupt. when ever we think about a policewala then image comes to mind is a fat guy with big tummy. How can we expect him to catch a thief or murderer. We need to have a huge reforms regarding Police Fo...
by kmc_chacko
06 Feb 2011 21:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1493
Views: 178476

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

AoA.!! very bleased to read thiz newz this subah..very secular transport bith some accountability. Your letters make BRTS even better Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd takes a note of suggestions and grievances in the letters they receive from passengers every day and acts on them Ruturaj Jadav Posted On Satur...
by kmc_chacko
06 Feb 2011 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

We have already got the ToT for Ge414 , so what is the problem in getting ToT for AESA as well. I guess it is the sub components and software code we have not heard anything yet. It might need a little paper work there from SD, at a b@lls squeezing agreement in many a terms. Welcome aboard IAF to t...
by kmc_chacko
06 Feb 2011 07:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1009015

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

IAC is not on the water while we see through Google Earth dtd. 29/01/2010 then how can Praveen take photo of it while on water
Original Date/Time = 2008:12:20 17:46:44
by kmc_chacko
01 Feb 2011 21:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 3950
Views: 1009015

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

already Navy is short of ships and there goes another :oops:
by kmc_chacko
01 Feb 2011 21:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

IAF better think of swaping existing Mig-29s to 126 Mig-35s and Mirages replaced by 126 rafales all problems are solved we will have modern fighters and upgrading cost will be saved and can be invested for Tejas Mk2
by kmc_chacko
31 Jan 2011 22:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 647205

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

while reading about EF in wiki i come across in October 2008, The US government has given its approval for the sale of sensitive military technology to the Saudis in the form of Eurofighter combat jets developed cooperatively by the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/...

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