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by AmitR
16 Feb 2009 20:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3952
Views: 961881

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

There was talk of SU30MKI sq having only 10 aircrafts. So we have two SQ of HAL made sukhoi at regular @ 20 (or maybe only 18 as we do not need 2 - trainers, or 16 without 2 reserves) or is it @10. I do not expect anyone to give us this kind of operational info. No wonder, the total number of SU30M...
by AmitR
16 Feb 2009 16:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 36900

Re: Indian Military Aviation

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Dl2LL-s7kPU/SZgGjJ3pKQI/AAAAAAAAEoA/ofzYa_RikG8/IMG_0124.JPG Link not working!!! :( It seems to be working for me!! Anyways try this link, once the image has loaded click on the Magnify Glass icon near the top right of the image to see the full res image. http://picasaweb.goog...
by AmitR
16 Feb 2009 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 36900

Re: Indian Military Aviation

Cybaru wrote:Do you have a blow up of the nose ? Does it have a radiation symbol on it ?? :)


Here is the full resolution image, not sure what symbol you are looking for. Hope this helps.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Dl2LL-s7kPU/SZgGjJ3pKQI/AAAAAAAAEoA/ofzYa_RikG8/IMG_0124.JPG
by AmitR
16 Feb 2009 14:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 36900

Re: Indian Military Aviation

... btw, won't the old boxy nose be difficult to fit an antenna in ? do the upg jags show any mod in nose ? need to check. No.. the jags dont have boxy nose anymore.. the Upgraded jags have a GFRP radome made by NAL's FRP division. A Jag on static display (will try to post photo) was shown with a 1...
by AmitR
16 Feb 2009 14:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2517
Views: 590772

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

PHALCON AWACS Delivery Schedule for March 2009 IAF will now have to wait till March end for Israeli airborne early warning system, whose induction has already been delayed by 16 months, DDI News reported on Friday. "The Israeli PHALCON airborne early warning and control system (AWACS), which w...
by AmitR
16 Feb 2009 12:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 36900

Re: Indian Military Aviation

The saddest thing is except a few jingo's, even HAL people forgot about CAT.. this AeroIndia - I asked Ten HAL people (most of them in suits with neck-tie, who seemed to be high-placed in HAL) and none of then knows about CAT. .... I say first complete the LCA, IJT, LCH and all other projects else ...
by AmitR
16 Feb 2009 11:47
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 41843

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

More missile updates: 1. NAG - the missile costs 70lakhs out of which (imported) IIR seeker costs 35-40lakhs.. Konkur-M with the same range costs 10Lakhs.. Once again superb piece of information. Thanks a lot. The only worrying factor is the price difference between Konkur-M and Nag, 7 times is jus...
by AmitR
14 Feb 2009 19:48
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 330125

Re: Aero India 2009

First impressions:The Typhoon is going to be a very hard contender to beat believe me.I had a long chat with the BAe wallah in charge and if the IAF/GOI want the best in TOT,then it will win hands down.It far outclasses the rest of the pack technology wise.The cost is going to be the only factor ag...
by AmitR
13 Feb 2009 22:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 845271

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

sum wrote:Peshawar?

Peshawar is a known airport from where Gunship helicopters are launched for attacks on Taliban, in addition it is a dual use (civil and military). Mushaf airbase looks better one to handle and maintain the drones.
by AmitR
13 Feb 2009 21:26
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 845271

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I am sure that this news will create a lot of controversy in Fakistan. All along Fakistan has been crying foul over the Amriki drone attacks. But now it seems that those attacks were actually launched by the help of Fakistanis. Now we know why Fakis are getting paid billions of $$ every year. WASHIN...
by AmitR
13 Feb 2009 17:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 865731

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

HAL gets back 450 of its former employees Recession seems to be working positively in a way for the State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, which says it has got back 450 of its former employees after it advertised jobs for them. ... The Union Cabinet has cleared the design and development of a 3-to...
by AmitR
13 Feb 2009 14:59
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 41843

Re: India to fire 5,000 km range Agni missile by December 2010

India to fire 5,000 km range Agni missile by December 2010 I remember reading a quote earlier( from Mr. Chander??) that the Agni-V was already done and only some fine tuning required (this was 7-8 months back). I think the delay is because the decision to fire will be left to the new govt. :( Maybe...
by AmitR
12 Feb 2009 19:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 865731

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Tata, AgustaWestland JV to assemble AW119 copters. Finmeccanica-owned helicopter manufacturer Augusta Westland has signed an MoU with the Tata Group to establish a joint venture company for AW119 helicopter assembly, completion and delivery to customers worldwide. AgustaWestland will retain respons...
by AmitR
11 Feb 2009 12:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

You buy what meets your requirements or else will end up buying latest greatest stuff and subsidise the other guy. If you need a commute car will you buy a Toyota or go for the Bentley? If I have the money I will buy a Jaguar why should I buy a Toyota or Maruti. And India has the money to buy and t...
by AmitR
10 Feb 2009 21:03
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2517
Views: 590772

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

K Mehta wrote:amit
G Hawk and Predator(reaper) are single engine UAVs, rustom is twin engine. so increased survivability, ceiling, range, payload etc.
we will have ample opportunity to compare it to the BAe UAV Mantis,Herti at AI-09.
Mantis is a twin engine UAV.

Does Rustom fly?
by AmitR
10 Feb 2009 19:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2517
Views: 590772

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Compare this with the global hawk and the similarities in external appearence seems striking. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c5/Globalhawk.750pix.jpg/300px-Globalhawk.750pix.jpg and http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/29/RQ-4_Global_Hawk.jpg/800px-RQ-4_Global...
by AmitR
10 Feb 2009 10:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 413942

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

Iran may give India access to Afghanistan

http://www.hindu.com/2009/02/10/stories ... 991200.htm

India is surely putting it's feet in Afganistan to cut off Pakistan. Hopefully this will not become like another Bangaldesh.
by AmitR
10 Feb 2009 09:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

MoD has given order for Milan 2T. I am unable to understand that if more advanced Milan 3 and ER are available why have we chosen to use 2T? Can some gurus shed some light on that.
by AmitR
10 Feb 2009 09:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Artillery Discussion Thread
Replies: 3882
Views: 569046

Re: Artillery Discussion Thread.

India is again Bofors largest customer, so far this year has purchased spare parts for 800 million. Before the end of the year the amount may be up to one billion, writes Dagens Industri. this is surprising. buying spares makes us largest customer of Bofors?, then what will be case if India awards ...
by AmitR
09 Feb 2009 23:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: BR Forums Feedback
Replies: 1566
Views: 221934

Re: Site Suggestions & Forum Feedback

Can we have categorized topics for easier navigation. For example, we can have Indian Airforce Board with LCA, MCA, SU-30 etc under it. This will make it really easy to find specific information.
by AmitR
08 Feb 2009 21:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments
Replies: 397
Views: 30786

Re: Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

what i meant was, because of the government's focus on indigenous weapons systems, they neglected to factor in how much time such a weapon would take to be developed. any true leader worth his salt would've understood that it would be far better for the country to physically posess the weapons, rat...
by AmitR
08 Feb 2009 21:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 29585

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

I saw video on youtube that claimed the same thing. It seems that during the last war in Lebanon a lot of Israeli tanks were disabled by the Hezbolla fighters using Russian man portable ATGMs. With the advancement in missile technology tanks are no longer as fearsome as they used to be. :roll: The ...
by AmitR
08 Feb 2009 13:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

I have a question for the more experienced members of this board. India is on purchase spree for many different types of weapons and weapon systems. Every time I read a defence journal my mind gets boggled by the sheer number and types of deals that India is always involved in. Now my question is, i...
by AmitR
08 Feb 2009 13:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 29585

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

a little OT here. i came across this pic on some def and dumb forum. It says even the Merkava tanks are as susceptible as the T-72s. Is that true? http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr284/callofdestiny/merkawa.jpg I saw video on youtube that claimed the same thing. It seems that during the last war...
by AmitR
08 Feb 2009 12:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 36900

Re: Indian Military Aviation

On a more philosophical note - I would ask people just to store the above paragraph in their memories. When India orders any hi-tech system from the west - everything looks good at the start. The delivery schedules and performance are better than what our local buffoons of DRDO and HAL can deliver ...
by AmitR
07 Feb 2009 23:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 519
Views: 42984

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion

http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv/story.aspx?id=NEWEN20090082661 IIT students keen to be a part of ISRO . :roll: Seems like this story has been created by an ISRO clerk and handed over to ndtv for posting in their website. The only reason that freshers are keen in joining a PSU is because of the...
by AmitR
07 Feb 2009 19:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 517
Views: 36900

Re: Indian Military Aviation

sum wrote:Who is going to pilot these 8 machines?

Already, the existing copters are rusting away in different states due to lack of pilots.


Lalu ji can surely do in Patna. :D
by AmitR
07 Feb 2009 15:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 29585

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

124 Arjuns were already slated for induction. It does not mention how many more will be ordered. The army has already ordered 1200 T-90s 124 Arjuns vs 1200 T-90 :eek: It does not look fair enough. Is it not possible that Army cuts back the order of T-90 and make Arjun numbers swell up to at least 4...
by AmitR
07 Feb 2009 12:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Armoured Vehicles Discussion Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 29585

Re: Artillery and Armor thread

seems like some one working on their best to avoid the comparitive trails again and again.And now they are inducting them right away with no more comparitive trails. you bet, the result could put the T-90 procurement (2000 nos?) in abeyance. Accepting the Arjun wouldn't raise a needless furor from ...
by AmitR
07 Feb 2009 10:13
Forum: Military Expositions Archive
Topic: Aero India 2009
Replies: 1181
Views: 330125

Re: Aero India 2009

There is a lot of Aircraft noise in the air today since 10AM in the morning. I believe the Aero India planes have started practicing. :D
by AmitR
06 Feb 2009 16:34
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 845271

Re: Intelligence & National Security Discussion

I want to join RAW, heard there is something called 'Research & Analysis Service'. I am an engineer and good in analysis. But I could not find any way to join the organization. I am from Kolkata. Does any one have any idea, how to appear in exams, etc for joining RAW ? are you out of your mind?...
by AmitR
06 Feb 2009 10:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Nandan D wrote:Do Indian Su-30MKIs have thrust vectoring capability?

Yes MKI has 2-dimensional thrust vectoring control (TVC). :D
by AmitR
05 Feb 2009 18:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

this might be an amateur question,but really want to put it here. If one goes to the past and digg the history abt the past rulers and kingdoms, consider the Maurya first of all which is ~ 320BC.And the estimated population at that time was around 50 million(kingdom population) which ofcourse is 1/...
by AmitR
04 Feb 2009 12:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project
Replies: 1200
Views: 465963

Re: The Indo Russian PAK-FA Project

loooong way to go for these: 1. stealth not establish tech yet. (requirements from by shape and by materials to design needs?) 2. internal weapons bay? looong way! 3. super cruise 4. advanced aesa radar/ perhaps AlGaN. 5. reduced emissions. Are we again looking at an LCA like scenario? Is there any...
by AmitR
03 Feb 2009 18:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Sure guys, if anyone has good ideas about the main page - please email in. What you can do is design the page and send me a screen shot. Essentially the front page elements will be the same as the current page, it should run off PHP. you can add some components if you think will fit in there better...
by AmitR
03 Feb 2009 14:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

AmitR wrote:
Rahul M wrote:amit, do you mean the mainsite ?
Jagan is looking for some volunteers I believe. email him if you are interested.


Yes the main site. The forum design is pretty standard so no point changing that.


How do I send e-mail. I tried the personal message but was stone walled.
by AmitR
02 Feb 2009 16:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Rahul M wrote:amit, do you mean the mainsite ?
Jagan is looking for some volunteers I believe. email him if you are interested.


Yes the main site. The forum design is pretty standard so no point changing that.
by AmitR
02 Feb 2009 12:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous
Replies: 4126
Views: 594605

Re: Newbie Corner & Military Miscellaneous

Does anyone else beside me think that the BR site needs a better design :idea: . It looks very old and dated with the 90s swooshy, curvy design of 800x600 resolution. I believe BR should migrate to the wider web 2.O clean design with minimum art and more css control. I can take take this up but not ...
by AmitR
01 Feb 2009 21:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 29519

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

lets think and rewind for a sec.. why would army reject just with one test, that was done with some reconfiguration. brahmos being accepted by navy and air force means army is being only rude (its their right to not induct brahmos if it fails of course. note: this is a point rejection after spendin...
by AmitR
01 Feb 2009 20:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Missile Technology Discussion
Replies: 518
Views: 29519

Re: Indian Missile Technology Discussion

They might even confide that the A-III range is not the stated 3500 but 3700 K.M while the BRFites have a idea of the ACTUAL figures. Whatever one may claim the range is, how do the defense services get the confidence, unless the missile is fired for its full range? Has AII or AIII ever been test f...

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