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by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 336
Views: 77985

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1376379286953848832?s=20 ---> Report: Brahmos ALCM equipped Su-30MKIs of IAF practice maritime strike and air defence with US Navy warships. https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1376382370140581891?s=20 ---> US Navy: Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Grou...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion
Replies: 336
Views: 77985

Re: Joint Military Exercises: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/MIL_STD/status/1376252477700509700?s=20 ---> Two EA-18G Growlers, assigned to the “Gray Wolves” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, center, fly in formation with an Indian Air Force Jaguar, right, and two Su-30MKIs over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on...
by Rakesh
29 Mar 2021 19:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Military Humor and related
Replies: 503
Views: 113993

Re: Military Humor and related

https://twitter.com/Manik_M_Jolly/status/1376360958163963904?s=20 ---> World right now is like a chaotic village of 15th century. 1. One guy has stuck his boat and whole village is watching them push and pull and speculate it’s release. 2. There’s some guy called Elon Musk who keeps taking money fro...
by Rakesh
28 Mar 2021 23:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019
Replies: 588
Views: 178549

Re: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft: News & Discussion - 30 August 2019

Tweet below says cockpit of Tejas Mk2, but drag & drop the picture into a new browser window and look at the bottom right of the Large Area Display :) https://twitter.com/DefenceDecode/status/1375753288159666179 ---> Tejas MK2 flight simulator cockpit. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exen1gTVgAMVLvd...
by Rakesh
28 Mar 2021 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1376042270785437698?s=20 ---> Rafael Global-Link which has a BNET-AR SDR at it's core, is now IAF fighter fleet's standard communications suite plus tactical data-link. Many times faster than Link-16 used US F-16s & F-15s. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exiv...
by Rakesh
28 Mar 2021 23:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1375017861303959552?s=20 ---> Report: IAF planning to upgrade it's bases in NE India with more Hardened Air Shelters (HAS) and more Surface-to-Air missile cover. DRDO NGHAS. https://twitter.com/dfi_pk/status/1374995716536328192?s=20 ---> IAF Hardened Aircraf...
by Rakesh
28 Mar 2021 23:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III
Replies: 2414
Views: 397354

Re: MRCA (Many Rakshaks Choose Aircraft) Contest - Episode III

@Philip: The F-15EX is the most advanced aircraft among all the contestants in MMRCA 2.0 The AN/APG-82 AESA aboard the F-15EX is by far the best that is out there. The radar on the Su-35 comes no where close. And while the Su-35 will be cheaper unit wise, the total life cycle cost on the F-15EX vis-...
by Rakesh
28 Mar 2021 22:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 704
Views: 189672

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

ashishvikas wrote:Indranil: SP25 & SP26 both flew today.

https://twitter.com/Indrani1_Roy/status ... 39362?s=19

Page 1 updated.

No 18 Sqn has six aircraft flying.
by Rakesh
26 Mar 2021 02:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920881

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

ttps://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/statu ... 12902?s=20 ---> Report: Indian Navy is seriously thinking of reviving it's heavy-destroyer project (NGD/P-18) to counter the 12,000-tonne Type 055 cruisers being built by China. IMO this is false he is misinterpreting a news article which was referring to ...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2511
Views: 585619

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Integrating unmanned platforms and enabling tech in India’s warfighting doctrine
https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/ ... -doctrine/
24 March 2021

By Major General BS Dhanoa (retd)
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021
Replies: 704
Views: 189672

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 04 January 2021

Keeping fingers crossed that India does not repeat history.... https://twitter.com/alpha_defense/status/1374432514765254660?s=20 ---> In search of Gold.... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExL3FcSUYAkZq_f?format=jpg&name=large ....We lost Diamonds (HF-24 Marut) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExL3FncUYBA...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:44
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

For Navy, 6 nuclear-powered submarines take priority over 3rd aircraft carrier From the article above.... According to South Block officials, the Indian Navy told the country’s national security planners at the Combined Commanders Conference this month that the plan to build the nuclear-powered att...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018
Replies: 4335
Views: 1289360

Re: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - 17 Dec 2018

Akash NG https://firestarter.substack.com/p/akash-ng 21 March 2021 https://cdn.substack.com/image/fetch/f_auto,q_auto:good,fl_progressive:steep/https%3A%2F%2Fbucketeer-e05bbc84-baa3-437e-9518-adb32be77984.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fpublic%2Fimages%2F186cc501-14a1-4017-8c58-0623924a0096_5568x3712.jpeg
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 698
Views: 107201

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1374559091994034178?s=20 ----> Top US Navy Admiral on India's S-400 ADS purchase says, "We will have to work through this and encourage India to consider US equipment." Says "encouragement angle & providing alternatives" likely better ...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3992
Views: 845216

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

https://twitter.com/IAF_MCC/status/1374 ... 53280?s=20 ---->

Conducting a thorough inspection of a Su-30MKI after a successful mission in UAE...the last phase of #ExDesertFlag.

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by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5383
Views: 1228956

Re: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/MidhaniLtd/status/1 ... 57218?s=20 ---> MIDHANI dispatched its 75% indigenous content of the first consignment of high-temperature alloy for the country’s indigenous Kaveri dry engine program powering UNMANNED COMBAT AERIAL VEHICLE (UCAV).
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018
Replies: 3611
Views: 920881

Re: Indian Navy News & Discussion - 03 July 2018

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1374706306876112902?s=20 ---> Report: Indian Navy is seriously thinking of reviving it's heavy-destroyer project (NGD/P-18) to counter the 12,000-tonne Type 055 cruisers being built by China. Tweet below is in response to the tweet above. https://twitter.com/...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

The PAF solution to the issue below will be to acquire the Chinese xerox copy version....obviously with baksheesh money. https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/1374957734748168192?s=20 ---> Pakistani military attaché to a Western European nation admits during a host nation's staff college conferen...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

https://twitter.com/TheAvenger82/status/1374743721271422980?s=20 ---> The Indian Navy is likely to approach the Narendra Modi government soon seeking “acceptance of necessity” for the project to build six nuclear-powered submarines or SSNs. https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/status/137474931318057370...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/statu ... 59552?s=20 ---> Report: IAF planning to upgrade it's bases in NE India with more Hardened Air Shelters (HAS) and more Surface-to-Air missile cover.
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 789393

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

https://twitter.com/TheWolfpackIN/statu ... 50752?s=20 ---> Report: IAF Chief ACM Bhadauria to visit France next month. To meet top officials of French AF & Dassault.
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 20:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014
Replies: 3992
Views: 845216

Re: Su-30MKI: News and Discussion - August 9, 2014

Litening i think. I could be wrong.
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 04:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Do not confuse the ATV project with the SSN project. They are two different platforms meant for two different roles. I realized that is where you and rajsunder were assuming the funds were coming from. But that is not the case. Even the above link you posted does not state that the SSN project comes...
by Rakesh
25 Mar 2021 03:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The six SSNs are to come from the navy budget, right alongside every other naval project.

There are reports of special budgets, but those are for other projects. The longer they continue to delay the sanction of funds for IAC-2, that much longer it will take for the vessel to arrive.
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 22:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 698
Views: 107201

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Austin Asia Visits Focussed On U.S. Putting China On Front Burner

by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 698
Views: 107201

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

https://twitter.com/Chellaney/status/1373864483970445317?s=20 ---> Not content with its Iran-oil embargo imposing billions of dollars of higher import costs on India, the US (as its defense secretary's visit signaled) is seeking to dictate India's defense ties with Russia. The US must grasp this: In...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 22:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2
Replies: 3602
Views: 766668

Re: India's Border Security with China and Pakistan-2020 - Part 2

^^^^ I have to ask... what's in it for UAE to help us? Brokering the ceasefire with Pakis I can understand but why would they volunteer their resources against China? YashG has raised some excellent points in his post. Kudos to him. India is any day the better bet over Pakistan, financially and pol...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 22:30
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?
Replies: 698
Views: 107201

Re: CAATSA...An Oxymoron?

Is ‘CAATSA’, a ‘bizarre’ legislation as regards its application on India (for purchase of Russian S-400 Triumf)? 23 March 2021 Part 1 ---> https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/rakshakindia/is-caatsa-a-bizarre-legislation-as-regards-its-application-on-india-for-purchase-of-russian-s-400-triumf-...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

The report above mentions 6 SSNs in place of a "heavy" aircraft carrier., wonder if that was somebodys imagination. A heavy AC would be in the leagues of 100k tons The heavy aircraft carrier being referred to here is the 65K ton IAC-2. Compared to the Vikramaditya and Vikrant, IAC-2 is he...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 21:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

Any delay in aircraft carrier will have a corresponding delay in the acquisition of phoren carrier borne fighters. Good luck with the Navy getting sanction from the MoD for these aircraft, when there is delay over the aircraft carrier itself. Bye bye Rafale M and F-18SH Block III. I am happy, becaus...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

For Navy, 6 nuclear-powered submarines take priority over 3rd aircraft carrier From the article above.... According to South Block officials, the Indian Navy told the country’s national security planners at the Combined Commanders Conference this month that the plan to build the nuclear-powered att...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 21:21
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3
Replies: 1582
Views: 298802

Re: Indian Nuclear Submarines -3

For Navy, 6 nuclear-powered submarines take priority over 3rd aircraft carrier Assuming this article is true, it would confirm what many on this forum have been saying - there is no money to fund everything at the same time, even when all projects are paid over the course of construction or acquisi...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 06:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion
Replies: 96
Views: 23555

Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion

https://twitter.com/Amitraaz/status/1374161217820921857?s=20 ---> Indian officers, selected to become astronauts to crew the Gaganyaan into orbit, have completed their 1-year training course in Russia: Sputnik The contract for the training of IAF officers was signed between the ISRO and Russian laun...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 00:27
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Mirage 2000 Indian Air Force 4K Cinematic | Get Inspired

by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 00:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets | Back to Back takeoff

by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 00:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 7755

Re: Indian Air Force News & Discussion - 23 March 2021

https://twitter.com/joe_sameer/status/1269479918359900162?s=20 ---> Deep inside Fightertown, Gwalior; is the nucleus of India's most battle hardened airborne operational response. Three squadrons of Mirage 2000 are worth their weight in gold & have spearheaded every single IAF offensive and defe...
by Rakesh
24 Mar 2021 00:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016
Replies: 3843
Views: 789393

Re: VayuSena Rafale: News and Discussions - 17 Oct 2016

I believe Sameer Joshi is referring to French Air Force Rafales and Mirage 2000s in his tweet. THE FRENCH MINISTRY OF THE ARMED FORCES ORDERS 367 MICA NG (NEW GENERATION) MISSILES https://www.mbda-systems.com/2021/03/22/the-french-ministry-of-the-armed-forces-orders-367-mica-ng-new-generation-missil...

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