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by PaulJI
05 Sep 2008 03:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2307
Views: 477361

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Yes but it also seems to be heavier with lower payload capability. Lighter - though only slightly. IAI says Searcher II has a max T/O weight of 436 kg, & Selex Galileo (still using Galileo Avionica as a trading name) says Falco has a max T/O weight of 420 kg. Personally, I'd like to see a lot m...
by PaulJI
05 Sep 2008 00:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2307
Views: 477361

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

ranganathan wrote:Whose specs? Pakis just got the one available to them.

You misunderstand: it's a bit smaller, with a lower aspect ratio wing, & the performance differs accordingly. A little faster, but lower endurance.
by PaulJI
04 Sep 2008 22:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2307
Views: 477361

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

ranganathan wrote:It is basically like searcher-II but with inferior specs.

Or rather, it's basically like Searcher II but a bit smaller, & with specifications to suit.
by PaulJI
04 Sep 2008 18:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2307
Views: 477361

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Hello people, Would anyone tell me something about Pakistan's UAV capabilities, rumour has it that Pak has even more silent drones than the 'Nishant' or 'Heron' built with Chinese help. Also has India taken any step towards designing/launching a UCAV. Thanks If Pakistan has very advanced Sino-Pakis...
by PaulJI
03 Sep 2008 02:04
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136819

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Storm Shadow is combat proven (Iraq, 2003). :D Bought by the UK, France (as Scalp EG - the only difference is the interface to the aircraft), Italy, Greece (Scalp EG) & in a range-limited version ("Black Shaheen") the UAE. Or there's the Taurus KEPD-350, probably longer range than Stor...
by PaulJI
02 Sep 2008 14:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2307
Views: 477361

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Plus the Israelis have a habit of leaving development in a limbo if offered cheaper US stuff. They planned 2032 on their F-16I, however they finally selected the AN/APG-68(V)9 offered as aid.. Israeli purchases of US weapons (& nowadays, some Israeli purchases of Israeli-made weapons, but that'...
by PaulJI
26 Aug 2008 03:39
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40431

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

...The Hawk is a subsonic trainer,wheras worldwide air forces are developing supersonic trainers .We were perhaps the past country to buy it after two+ decades of procrastinence.... Worldwide? S. Korea & China? Two aircraft, down from three a few years ago (one died due to lack of interest), wi...
by PaulJI
24 Aug 2008 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Radar - Specs & Discussions
Replies: 975
Views: 238893

Re: Radar - Specs & Discussions

Thats the 3d-CAR with 170 KM range correct ? Whats GreenPine got to do with it ? BTW ... can this baby track tactical ballistic missiles ? Rather can the Akash do a patriot and shoot down scuds ? if you mean GW1 version of patriots, they failed to down any ! :twisted: Rahul They failed to shoot dow...
by PaulJI
22 Aug 2008 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 28245

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Referring to the ageing fleet of MiGs, Major said "all MiG-21s would be phased out by 2011 except the 120 MiGs which have been upgraded and are called Bison". The Bisons would be used till 2025, which means that they would be in service for almost 60 years. The MiG-21 as a type may reach ...
by PaulJI
19 Aug 2008 16:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 28245

Re: Indian Military Aviation

No. The IAF Hawks are of the current generation. The first Hawks near this level were the Australian Hawks, ordered in 1997. They had a completely new cockpit, & various aerodynamic & structural refinements. All subsequent Hawks, including Indias, are of this generation, with a glass cockpi...
by PaulJI
19 Aug 2008 04:03
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40431

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

Yes sir, have read it, and some others. most losses/damages were of Tornado GR 1. AFAIK now Tornado is upgraded to GR3/GR4. therefor it might have to do with unsuitable avionics. non of the Jags were lost, testimony in it self of the aircraft design and proper use. hence the days of "Samsher&q...
by PaulJI
18 Aug 2008 20:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196153

Re: International Military Discussion

The article is not quite correct to say that - Until now, these fighters have been able to employ only short-range weapons - guns, infrared (IR)-homing air to air missiles (AAMs). The only radar-guided AAMs they could use were also, by today's standards, short-ranged and, anyway, have long been tota...
by PaulJI
18 Aug 2008 01:44
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40431

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

Rahul If you recall, at the first sign of trouble, scores of IrAF's best aircraft (MiG-29s, Su-24, Mirage F-1, Adnan, etc.) headed for Iran. Not at the first sign of trouble, but after a week in which air-air losses were 38-1 in the Coalition favour, plus numerous Iraqi aircraft destroyed in their ...
by PaulJI
18 Aug 2008 01:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40431

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

nil loss ?? did you at all check the link ?? there are at least four jag kills mentioned there. Two Jaguars to AAA, one to MANPADS, one cause unknown. Total 34 AAA, 24 short-range IR-guided SAM (including MANPADS), 15 radar-guided SAM, 1 small arms, 1 Iraqi fighter, 8 unknown. Of 75 losses for whic...
by PaulJI
17 Aug 2008 18:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 28245

Re: Indian Military Aviation

No. The IAF Hawks are of the current generation. The first Hawks near this level were the Australian Hawks, ordered in 1997. They had a completely new cockpit, & various aerodynamic & structural refinements. All subsequent Hawks, including Indias, are of this generation, with a glass cockpit...
by PaulJI
17 Aug 2008 03:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 28245

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Guys, correct me if im wrong, but why the hell did we buy Hawks now? I mean we would be one of the last countries in the world to buy subsonic trainers. The countries building Typhoon haven't shown any interest in new supersonic trainers. Italy has developed a new subsonic trainer (in contention in...
by PaulJI
16 Aug 2008 18:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40431

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

The Jags are here to stay for a long time at least till 2025 and perhaps beyond . the Jags are good A/C to be used regionally and more specifically in Indo-Pak context.... It though has some issue with the engine ( derating at high temperature ) , but IAF has the option to upgrade the engine as off...
by PaulJI
16 Aug 2008 02:09
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 40431

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

In the Georgian war thread, there are pictures of single tanks blown up from the top with little damage to surrounding area. This is only possible to do with highly maneuverable, slow-speed CAS aircraft like the Su-25 Frogfoot and the A-10 Thunderbolt using depleted uranium shells. It is possible t...
by PaulJI
08 Aug 2008 22:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

chrslbrt (3 weeks ago) The IRST unit displayed on the SU-35BM demonstrator has enhanced detection capabilities of up to 90km, not 30km! Not a single western made fighter has anything like it. According to Eurofighter, PIRATE can detect & range targets up to 150 km away. http://www.eurofighter.c...
by PaulJI
06 Aug 2008 14:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

chrslbrt (3 weeks ago) The IRST unit displayed on the SU-35BM demonstrator has enhanced detection capabilities of up to 90km, not 30km! Not a single western made fighter has anything like it. PIRATE - on Eurofighter. BTW, there's a huge difference between detection and identification ranges for IRS...
by PaulJI
05 Aug 2008 23:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2307
Views: 477361

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Arnt Herons in the Same Class as the Predator? Last i remember reading the Israelis were trying to arm the Heron with SPIKE-ER like the Predator+Hellfire combo. Maybe we could do the same. We should have a couple of dozen Herons by now. The Heron TP, otherwise known as Heron 2 or Eitan, is in the s...
by PaulJI
04 Aug 2008 19:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Paul, won't the global hawks be blocked under MTCR ?? AFAIK, it speaks about both missiles and UAVs. No. There's no plan to arm them (has any Global Hawk ever been armed?), & in any case, it's a transaction between countries which are both NATO & MTCR members. Also, the MTCR restrictions ar...
by PaulJI
04 Aug 2008 15:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

...As per phalcon is concerned i think il 76 is the best option for india. Because of its range, payload and since its already in use. Now don't think an awacs platform doesn't have much payload. The rotodrom , equipments and the men might be almost equal to a normal passenger liner. We should also...
by PaulJI
04 Aug 2008 00:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The highlighted phrases in green refer to the future . That future is dependent on the market, and on expected profit margins. I am a shareholder in several India based airlines (all of which are private companies that have shareholder money invested) and the last thing I want to see is over capaci...
by PaulJI
03 Aug 2008 16:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Does anyone have information on the following questions: 1) How many Indian Air Force airfields have maintenance facilities for the Il 76 2) How many Indian Air Force airfields have maintenance facilities for other large aircraft like the Boeing 707 or Airbus 3) How many trained maintenance personn...
by PaulJI
03 Aug 2008 01:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196153

Re: International Military Discussion

SM6 a 1.2t missile with 180km range and active radar. how does this miraculous propulsion take place? http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/rtnwcm/groups/rms/documents/content/rtn_rms_ps_sm6_datasheet.pdf Miraculous? Aster 30 achieves >100km & weighs 450 kg at launch. The US navy says SM-6 weigh...
by PaulJI
03 Aug 2008 01:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

asbchakri wrote:I just was telling unlike Unkil they would not put any restrictions thats all :)

I think you're right.
by PaulJI
01 Aug 2008 20:40
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI
Replies: 335
Views: 110559

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI

vivek, you might want to take into account that PLAAF may use their bases in southern chengdu and even guangzhou to make direct passes over the NE overflying burma. I wasn't aware that there were airbases in the south of the city of Chengdu, or in the city of Guangzhou. Guangzhou is much too far aw...
by PaulJI
01 Aug 2008 18:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

there are tons of 737 and A320 for sale. no need to go to Unkil. we should be able to fit our own gear - the IL76 would be having mostly domestic and israeli kit methinks. comint efforts need stepping up against PRC and electronic orbats constantly updated. perhaps EMB-145 more of them is the soln....
by PaulJI
25 Jul 2008 01:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 276171

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

Kakkaji wrote:Are the Sea Kings still being built?

Not for many years. The Sikorsky webpage says "Nearly 1,500 aircraft were produced by Sikorsky and its licensees, many of them still in operation today."

Westland stopped building them in 1990. I don't think anyone else built them much after that.
by PaulJI
20 Jul 2008 19:06
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI
Replies: 335
Views: 110559

Re: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI

Shankar wrote:...
Depika managed to tear off her night vision goggles before the bright flash hit her eyes ...

Wouldn't they have a limit on what they'll let through? I thought that was standard nowadays.
by PaulJI
10 Jul 2008 21:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196153

Re: International Military Discussion

... The A400M has been developed since 2003 at a cost of €20 billion ( $31 billion ) , ... That's the contract price for 180 aircraft, including development & construction. It isn't the cost of development. No it is not. The fixed price for the first 192 aircrafts is 100 mil Euros. Which I beli...
by PaulJI
10 Jul 2008 20:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 165532

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

ranganathan wrote:Why should India spend on MRCA, LCA and Mirage 2k which after refurbishment will cost almost same as Mig-35?


UAE Mirage 2000s are rather new, & already have almost all the goodies in the upgrade of the old Indian Mirages. Therefore no need for an expensive upgrade.
by PaulJI
04 Jul 2008 17:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675082

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

comparing the 707 and IL76MD , the Illyushin is fairly small compared to E3. the sentry can surely have a longer endurance and more mission payload imo. E-3 maximum T/O weight 152 tons, according to Boeing - http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/ic/awacs/saudie3specs.html Il-76 max T/O weight 170 ton...
by PaulJI
04 Jul 2008 13:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675082

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

The ERJ-145 (formerly EMB-145) is cheaper to buy, & should be much cheaper to develop & test, as the same platform is used for the Erieye in Brazilian service (R-99A). The airframe modifications for the Swedish array should carry straight over, unless the Indian array is significantly larger...
by PaulJI
30 Jun 2008 17:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196153

Re: International Military Discussion

Singha wrote:...The A400M has been developed since 2003 at a cost of €20 billion ($31 billion), ...


That's the contract price for 180 aircraft, including development & construction. It isn't the cost of development.
by PaulJI
28 Jun 2008 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136819

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

Google Earth has sharp pictures only where it's been able to buy images from aerial surveys. The world is large, not all of it has been photographed from the air at high definition, not all such surveys are for sale, & Google Earth doesn't have an unlimited budget, & concentrates on areas w...
by PaulJI
27 Jun 2008 22:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136819

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

does google earth have hires imagery of the tsangpo valley ? or have they fuzzed that as a mark of deference to the dragon? Google Earth has sharp pictures only where it's been able to buy images from aerial surveys. The world is large, not all of it has been photographed from the air at high defin...
by PaulJI
27 Jun 2008 16:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532195

Re: Indian Military Aviation

.... Elbit is a completely different company, and probably competed by offering to sell some more upgraded SA-330 Pumas that Ecuador had previously bought from them. I think they are manufactured in Romania by Elbit in collaboration with IAR Brasov. I am really surprised how much cheaper Dhruv turn...
by PaulJI
25 Jun 2008 17:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 165532

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

seems the father of stealth was a Ru physics guru, whose work was adapted by northrop and lockheed engineers using their superior computers later. he is retired and teaches in UCLA now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyotr_Ya._Ufimtsev .... '"Everyone makes a secret of it, but Maxwell's equation...

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