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by PaulJI
24 Jun 2008 18:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 78937

Re: Women in Combat - 2

...The reason quite simply is women are just not as physically capable as the male soldiers, our collective feelings of "emasculation" aside. Even today, in ALL the nations military in the world, the standards for women in physical ability requirements are lower than their male counter pa...
by PaulJI
24 Jun 2008 18:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Women in Combat
Replies: 521
Views: 78937

Re: Women in Combat - 2

Interesting discussion. In war, you have to use the open air to relieve yourself. Would a woman do so? Or should the war effort be stopped to organise sheltered areas for women soldiers? We had a problem with a lady RMO over privacy during the Kargil War. You live in India, & you ask if a woman...
by PaulJI
21 Jun 2008 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

is there any domestic effort going on for a JSTARs type ground surveillance system mounted on the same platform as selected for the local AEW ? Its one of the cornerstones of modern land warfare if I read the tea leaves right. periodic recon imagery from manned recce or uav is a poor substitute for...
by PaulJI
20 Jun 2008 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136808

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

... If India is willing to take some pain, this can be extended to the destruction of major dams (like 3 gorges) which would hit China far more than the loss of any dam in India. ... Destroying the Three Gorges dam would kill millions. It would be far more destructive than a single nuclear strike. ...
by PaulJI
14 Jun 2008 01:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

Re: Re:

Thanks PaulJI appreciate that. BTW, I made a mistake. The Boeing 707 based Phalcon looks as if it has a gap in coverage due to no rearward-looking radar, but the G550 Phalcon has a rear array, & therefore all-round coverage. Sorry about that. G550 AEW pictures - http://www.defense-update.com/co...
by PaulJI
13 Jun 2008 14:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

Re: Re:

can someone reply why the radar is mounted on a radadome when in the IAI site it is shown mounted in the nosecone which gives a better coverage too I believe you are confusing different implementations of Phalcon. Phalcon is a radar, which can be mounted on an airframe in various ways. It has been ...
by PaulJI
13 Jun 2008 14:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 165530

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

Sanjay, I meant that seriously. US universities have millions of old Hindu documents covering a vast variety of subjects - including weapons. What invites mockery is discussing mythological weapons as if they were real. Discussing real weapons (e.g. trebuchets, ballistae, Greek Fire, & whatever...
by PaulJI
12 Jun 2008 03:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136808

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

I think I echo the sentiment of this forum that this thread be restricted to the military aspects of the rivalry ... Paulji: Your question is more suited for the Tibet thread in the strat affairs section of this forum. Then perhaps the thread should be retitled "War inside Tibet - military goa...
by PaulJI
12 Jun 2008 01:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment
Replies: 790
Views: 136808

Re: War inside Tibet - goals, strategies and equipment

What about the Tibetans? Are they expected to welcome Indian troops as liberators? If so, what about the majority of Tibetans, who under this plan would remain under Chinese rule, & cut off from their brethren?
by PaulJI
11 Jun 2008 00:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 516
Views: 165530

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

AD-150 :: Next Generation VTOL UAS From what I can discover, this is a very small company, which has yet to sell anything, & so far, has produced a surprisingly large number of models & slick brochures. http://tinyurl.com/5a4upa Since then, it has moved from New York to Maryland, having neg...
by PaulJI
06 Jun 2008 16:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

Boy.. we have a lot of airports for the size of this country.. :shock: .. Sorry, but no. That's a rather small number for both the size of the country & its population, about 1 per 12000 square kilometres, or one per 4 million people. Compare with the UK, for example. There are over 30 internat...
by PaulJI
01 Jun 2008 03:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

SaiK wrote:is it strategic to hv unpaved kutcha strip?


As any successful shopkeeper will tell you, the three most important factors for success are location, location, & location. :wink: I think this airfield has plenty of all three.
by PaulJI
31 May 2008 00:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

the competition is talking about the heavier and more capable choppers like the longbow and mi28 and also the tiger. the tiger has a very underpowered engine compared to the other birds. unfortunately. so is the LCH. ....................... AH-64 ........ AH-1SpCbr ........ Tiger .......... HAL LCH...
by PaulJI
26 May 2008 19:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2305
Views: 476367

Boeing Tests Two-Pound Imaging Radar Aboard ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft by Staff Writers St. Louis MO (SPX) Mar 25, 2008 Boeing, in partnership with ImSAR and Insitu, has successfully flight-tested NanoSAR, the world's smallest Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), aboard the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft ...
by PaulJI
20 May 2008 14:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

We Better stay with Mig 35.Mig 35 is also coming with aesa Radar.... MiG-35s AESA radar is a few years behind all the others in development. In terms of TRM size & weight, it appears to be equivalent to the first generation fighter AESAs in the Japanese F-2 & the US squadron of retrofitted ...
by PaulJI
20 May 2008 01:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

$ 4 bil per CVF is just the estimate. :roll: . Rest assured by the time it actually comes the price would have shot upto a minimum of $ 5-6 billion.... Tricky, since much of the cost is covered by a fixed-price contract (the rest is the government=provided element), & BAe, Thales & VT won't...
by PaulJI
19 May 2008 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 532191

[Btw what "ransom" are you talking about? A 40 ton carrier with a complement of 16 a/c is dirt cheap at USD 2 billion whether we like it or not. Try going the euro route and you won't even get a 10 ton LPD with 5 choppers for the same cost! ... Regards, CM. You would get a lot more than t...
by PaulJI
06 May 2008 15:44
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI
Replies: 335
Views: 110557

Igorr, Thanks for the clarification. I was confused because the Israeli website showed a Il 76 with no visible rotodome as the Indian Awacs. Strictly speaking, we should not refer to the radome on the Indian Il-76 AEW aircraft as a rotodome. As Igorr says, it is a stationary dome. Inside, there are...
by PaulJI
27 Apr 2008 20:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196147

Re: International military strength ranking

This sites comparisons are so crude as to be worthless, it's unclear exactly what it's trying to compare (not actual military strength, since it includes manpower & economic measures), & many of its numbers are just plain wrong. I consider the site to be a waste of disc space, & accessi...
by PaulJI
27 Apr 2008 18:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196147

Re: International military strength ranking

According to this site, china is on place 3 and India on place 4.... here are the comparisons.... GFP Ranking 1 United States 2 Russia 3 China 4 India 5 Germany 6 France 7 Japan 8 Turkey 9 Brazil 10 Great Britain 11 Italy 12 South Korea 13 Indonesia 14 Mexico 15 Canada 16 Iran 17 Egypt 18 North Kor...
by PaulJI
25 Apr 2008 19:12
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - XI
Replies: 335
Views: 110557

Is Thailand now an ally of India in this war? If the Backfire is flying to the Gulf of Thailand, it must be overflying Thailand. Obviously, it won't overfly Malaysia, since it's already been established that Malaysia is either backing China, or supinely acquiescing to Chinese demands for free passag...
by PaulJI
22 Apr 2008 13:51
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

I dont understand why we are going for this Embrazer crap when we should be ordering AWACs by the dozen. That too AESA AWACS like Phalcon etc. .... "By the dozen" is certainly unaffordable. "This Embrazer (sic) crap" is a very good aircraft, & if you want large numbers, whic...
by PaulJI
22 Apr 2008 13:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

Vivek,even the US operates several types of AWACS/EW aircraft.There are secret specialised ELINT versions of Orion around spotted by AWST some time ago.We could standardise on the Phalcon,Embraer and a medium sized turboprop.Aerostats have the advantage of not consuming any fuel and are very cost-e...
by PaulJI
19 Apr 2008 22:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 440663

Would recommend folks read about Brazilian Air Force before discussing this speculation and potential derailment of thread in pursuing the discussion. Summary of ac operated: Mirage 2000 - total 12 - induction started in 2006 AMX - Total 94 (according to airforce tech) or 53 according to Wiki Norht...
by PaulJI
18 Apr 2008 22:49
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 116451

EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND –VIZAG -0100 HRS Vice admiral Prakash Rao at the latest infra red satellite photos and the synthetic radar images taken by a Russian satellite and forwarded to him from naval head quarters .Side by side he placed the daylight images received through Tech Sar and it was obvio...
by PaulJI
16 Apr 2008 18:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 276163



Interesting story, but low-grade journalism. Reckons Embraer is "the only manufacturing firm that makes 120-seater commercial jets". Well, apart from Airbus (A318, A319) and Boeing (737-600). :lol:
by PaulJI
08 Apr 2008 14:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196147

http://www.thehindu.com/holnus/001200804060921.htm ... There are 470 Hindus in Britain's armed forces. ... I'm very surprised by that number. What about the Gurkhas? They're mostly Hindu, & there are 3000 of them. I think this is the first general Hindu chaplain, for Hindu soldiers not in the B...
by PaulJI
06 Apr 2008 00:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Military Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 196147

French warship diverted to free luxury yacht crew seized by pirates off Somalia The story claims the French warship is called " Le Commandant Rouen ". A Google search for that name turns up this story - and nothing else. Consulting the official list of French navy warships at http://www.d...
by PaulJI
24 Mar 2008 03:51
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 116451

I see - or at least, I see some of it. Shankar's confusing east & west in the Pacific. e.g. at one point he has the PLAN ships heading to intercept Viraat 1200 km SE of Viraat , & Vikramaditya 2000 km SE of them. That would mean the Chinese & Vikramaditya were coming from the direction o...
by PaulJI
24 Mar 2008 02:12
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 116451

Paul, this thread allows imagination to run WILD a bit !! just, let it be !! or U will rub the shankar fans the wrong way !! just use some NaCl. I have no problem with it running wild in terms of the success of outnumbered Indians, but assuming the JASDF & USAF will meekly permit the PLAAF to o...
by PaulJI
24 Mar 2008 01:29
Forum: Military Scenarios Archive
Topic: Possible Indian Military Scenarios - Part X
Replies: 352
Views: 116451

I'm getting rather confused by the geographical descriptions here. We have Chinese Su-27s overflying Japanese airspace, & PLAAF A-50s & Il-78s taking up station over Japanese territory. 250 km NE of Okinawa plants you squarely over the southern islands of Kagoshima prefecture, Amami O-shima ...
by PaulJI
16 Mar 2008 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 276163

The govt urgently needs to get out of the way with non-sensitive development projects like medium transport planes. If we floated a local tender for 200 MTAs among a group of our top companies, I'm confident we will see them operational in 5 years. Let them figure out how, where and what to get. .....
by PaulJI
16 Mar 2008 21:34
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

>>>Because airliners are built more like cars than you seem to think. They're assembled on production lines, even if they don't have conveyors, carefully designed to optimise the production process. The A330, for example, is built at 7 per month, the A320 family at 30 per month. Disrupting that smo...
by PaulJI
16 Mar 2008 17:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 276163

I simply fail to understand why we can't put together the MTA ourselves after almost half a century of building advanced aircraft both from scratch and under license. Can we not buy off the shelf what we need, like engines and avionics? We need to get past this friggin "joint venture" stu...
by PaulJI
11 Mar 2008 19:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

PaulJI, just to add to your list of reasons for choosing Il-76: I dont think the Il-76 is a purely military transport platform. It is run as a civil passenger aircraft by many airlines (remember the 1996 mid-air mishap over Delhi). Also the platform for the E-3, the Boeing 707, was conceived as a m...
by PaulJI
11 Mar 2008 16:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

The stress encountered by the aistle of passenger liner is much less when a 50 kg stewardess walks over it (though the strain on the fellas sitting in Aistle seats with roving eyes could be much more), than that encountered by the cargo floor of an IL-76 when a 50 Ton battle tank rolls over it. Mor...
by PaulJI
11 Mar 2008 01:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 276163

the Litening AT is the real name for the informal "Litening 4" ? ... It's got a bit confused by there being separate Rafael & Northrop Grumman lines of development. Rafael produced Litening I. Rafael & Northrop Grumman jointly turned it into the Litening II for the USAF, fielded i...
by PaulJI
11 Mar 2008 00:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

75 E-2 I am impressed. means each CVN has the luxury of upto 6 if need be. i wonder if any of them operate from shore bases in support of coast guard and DEA across the florida waters? and indeed hawaii I believe some do operate like that, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico & the Florida Atl...
by PaulJI
10 Mar 2008 22:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

NATO has around 25 E3 total and I believe the USAF has around 40. can we realistically expect around 10 Phalcons for IAF in due course ? .... NATO: USA - 33 E-3, 75 E-2 NATO (joint) 17 E-3 UK - 7 E-3 France - 4 E-3, 4 E-2 Greece - 4 Erieye Others - Saudi Arabia - 5 E-3 Japan 4 E-767 (same systems a...
by PaulJI
09 Mar 2008 19:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3334
Views: 675004

>>>AWACS aircraft "in combat situations" (by which I presume you mean getting shot at) are dead meat. At that point, they've already failed, & the landing characteristics of the aircraft are unlikely to make any difference to its survivability. Your understanding is WRONG. in "Co...

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