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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 29 Dec 2018 17:46

Very probably the first article and analysis on Royal Navy's Astute Class #Submarine replacement, SSN(R).

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Astute's successor: SSN(R)


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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 06 Jan 2019 21:42

US offers Turkey no discount or technology sharing in latest Patriot missiles bid

https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/us-of ... id-3470935

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby PratikDas » 07 Jan 2019 23:36

Israeli F-15 lands safely after losing canopy at 30,000 feet
JERUSALEM: The crew of an Israeli air force F-15 warplane fought freezing temperatures and buffeting winds to bring their aircraft down after its cockpit canopy flew off at 30,000 feet, the military said on Monday.

In a dramatic cockpit voice recording of the January 2 incident airmen can be heard shouting to one another over the roaring wind and engine noise, in what a military statement said were temperatures of -45 degrees Celsius (-49 Fahrenheit).

The landing went without further incident, the statement said, adding that the air force chief of staff ordered an immediate halt to training flights in F-15s pending an investigation.

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 12 Jan 2019 23:49

Indian company to take care of Light Armor System Upgrade project for the Philippines
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.ph ... pines.html

The Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) has awarded Indian company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) the acquisition project for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s Light Armor System Upgrade (LARSU), for a budget of $US 14 million.

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Rakesh » 13 Jan 2019 00:34

US Military orders additional Trophy Systems for Abrams Tanks
https://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/37053

Rafael's Trophy on US Army Abrams tank

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Leonardo DRS, Rafael’s US-based partner, announced it had received a contract initially worth up to $79.6 million to provide the US Army and Marine Corps with additional Trophy active protection systems.

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby JayS » 14 Jan 2019 15:56

Austin wrote:
JayS wrote:Mach 27..? Unbelievable. This is a game chaging event. Is there any pic, schematic exists of the hypersonic glider..? What is the range of this glider stage once its dittached from the ICBM its piggybacking..?


Yesterday HGV flew at more than 6000 km from the launch site to test range but that is because that is the limitation of test range most Russian ICBM light one like Topol-M and RS-24 have range more than 11,000 km , Medium category like SS-19 on which AVantgrad is carried has range more than 15,000 km and SS-18 heavy ICBM has any where trajectory means you can fire over north or south pole to reach CONUS or any where you wish.

No official pictures are available obvisouly but some one managed to get patient drawing they claim is for the HGV


Thanks Austin. Do you mean the Hypersonic glider alone flew 6000km..? I want to know how much distance the glider alone can fly once its detached from the mother missile. Of coarse total range will be dependent of what mother missile is used to throw the hypersonic glider and can be any of the numbers you mentioned.

OK, tell me something, is this a scramjet with its own power or just a glider...?

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Re: International Military Discussion

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 15 Jan 2019 10:57

JayS wrote:Thanks Austin. Do you mean the Hypersonic glider alone flew 6000km..? I want to know how much distance the glider alone can fly once its detached from the mother missile. Of coarse total range will be dependent of what mother missile is used to throw the hypersonic glider and can be any of the numbers you mentioned.


If you draw a straight line from dombarovsky missile base to kura testing range distance is 6,200 km , The official video or CGI linked below it has boost phase and short 1st stage post that the HGV glides on its own in a ball of plasma in a S shaped trajectory changing altitude and direction presumuly to avoid missile defence ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOXmUqfShXM )

We dont have any office figure on how much distance HGV travelled the CGI does show the HGV does most of the flight and since it does not follow a simple ballistic trajectory but a zig zag one it may be difficult to calculate the distance the HGV traveled , The speed disclosed should give some idea on the inject velocity of HGV. There is a good reason why you wont want to show the design of HGV , Distance traveled and the impact point

OK, tell me something, is this a scramjet with its own power or just a glider...?


It is a powered glider but it is not just pure scramjet I will leave it there, The Pure Scramjet program are Zircon/Brahmos-2 .

Just to give you an idea on what I am trying to say the Designer of Avangard HGV is NPO Mashinostroyeniya , This is the same design bureau which designed and built of Indo-Russian JV Brahmos , Zircon/Brahmos-2 , Hypersonic Cruise missile and now Avangard .... The rival design bureau MITT which specialises only with ICBM and builder of Topol-M , RS-24 and Rubzeuh program has come with its program of glide vehicle

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby JayS » 15 Jan 2019 14:31

Hmm. I have seen those videos. Its difficult to conclude based on those videos. Perhaps the Glider can indeed travel thousands of kms.
I wonder how it can communicate though that ball of plasma, the way its shown in the CGI.

BTW 'powered glider' is an oxymoron. :wink: To me this one looks like only a glider without any of its own propulsion. The CGI video only indicates presence of DACS which is needed for maneuvering. I must say, I misunderstood initially this with a scramjet, hence "unbelievable" was my first reaction. Now I am disappointed to know that its just a glider. :cry:

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby brar_w » 15 Jan 2019 14:34

JayS it is a boost glide vehicle not a scramjet vehicle.

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 18 Jan 2019 21:47

Current state of technologies HGV and others in this pdf

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yUDOi1 ... XDywc/view

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Kakarat » 21 Jan 2019 14:15

https://twitter.com/IDF/status/1086193539078332416

On September 16th, 2018 a Palestinian terrorist murdered Ari Fuld, an American-Israeli civilian. Last night, we demolished the terrorist’s residence. Terror will be met with a swift response.

The link has a video

This is how Israel reacts to a terrorist attack on its soil

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 21 Jan 2019 17:26

That kind of hard handed approach by Israel has its own diminishing returns and such approach has lead to more violence , And Israel losses has been quite siginificant as well since October 2015 till Dec 2018 as per Israel Foreign Ministry

https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Te ... -2015.aspx


Terror by numbers:


Since October 2015, 74 innocent people have been killed in Palestinian terrorist attacks and 1167 wounded (including tourists, a foreign worker and several uninvolved Palestinians).

There have been: 201 stabbing attacks and 145 attempted stabbings; 217 shooting attacks; 71 vehicular (ramming) attacks; and 301 roadside/pipe bombs.

In addition, riots and other types of attacks occur occur almost daily: rock throwing (8286); petrol bombs/grenades/arson kites & balloons1 (2376).
In the south, 1221 rockets and mortar bombs have been launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory since October 2015.

In 2017, 54 terrorist attacks were successfully carried out, while 400 terrorist attacks, including 13 suicide attacks and 8 kidnappings, as well as 1,100 potential lone-wolf attacks, were prevented.

In 2016, 12 vehicular ramming attacks and 100 stabbing attacks were thwarted by security forces. In all, 344 major attacks (including 400 potential lone-wolf attacks) were prevented and 108 attacks were carried out.

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Manish_P » 27 Jan 2019 11:09

France Tests Huge 140mm Tank Gun As It Pushes Ahead With Germany On A New Tank Design

French defense contractor Nexter has reportedly been testing a modified Leclerc main battle tank with a massive 140mm main gun as part of the development of a future Franco-German tank, known as the Main Ground Combat System, or MGCS. For decades, France, as well as Germany, among many others, have considered adding bigger cannons to its tanks to improve their armor penetration and range capabilities, but have repeatedly decided not to do so. So, it still remains to be seen how seriously they’ll pursue this course of action now.

“This is understood to be the first time that a 140 mm gun has been successfully integrated onto a 50-ton MBT [main battle tank],” according to the story, but this could be a reference to a development program that has now been ongoing for multiple years.

The driving force behind this demand appears to be, at least in part, the appearance of Russia’s T-14 Armata tank, which features an improved 125mm 2A83-1M main gun with more capable ammunition. The 2A83M-1M is apparently sized to fit in the same space in a turret as the older, Soviet-era 2A46 125mm gun, meaning that it could potentially be an upgrade option for Russia’s existing designs, such as the T-90.

It may become increasingly attractive then to go to a larger caliber, but shorter main gun instead, regardless of the design demands and logistical issues this might create in the process. It’s worth noting that Rheinmetall’s experimental 130mm gun is shorter than its improved 120mm gun, but is more capable.



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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby VinodTK » 02 Feb 2019 04:02

Boeing Tops Lockheed In Race For This Massive Fighter-Jet Contract
Germany decided against buying Lockheed Martin's (LMT) F-35 stealth fighter to replace is fleet of aging Tornadoes and will instead look at older fourth-generation jets.


The Ministry of Defense is now looking at the nonstealthy Eurofighter and Boeing (BA) F/A-18 Super Hornet and to replace Germany's 90 Tornado aircraft set to retire in 2035.

Berlin may split its procurement between the Boeing fighter and Eurofighter, which is made by a European consortium Airbus (EADSY), BAE Systems (BAESY) and Leonardo.

A purchase of 45 Super Hornets could complement 143 Eurofighters, the Wall Street Journal reported. The total procurement program is expected to be worth $17 billion.

Under NATO treaty terms, Germany's air force must have jets that can carry nuclear weapons. The Eurofighter isn't nuclear capable yet but the Super Hornet is.

In addition to dropping Lockheed's F-35 from consideration, Germany also dismissed Boeing's F-15.

During negotiations, Boeing underscored the Super Hornet's reliability, while the F-35 continues to be plagued by reliability issues as well as cyber security vulnerabilities and poor air-to-ground attack accuracy, according to Bloomberg.

Boeing stock rose 0.5% to close at 387.43 on the stock market today, nearing an all-time high. On Wednesday, shares broke out of a double-bottom base with a 373.80 buy point, as well as a handle with a 367.42 buy point on blowout Q4 earnings. Lockheed finished 0.3% higher, and Airbus' U.S.-listed shares edged up 0.5%.

International Demand For F-35

Germany's rejection of the F-35 could affect sales of the stealthy but expensive fighter to other European countries. Still, the U.K., the Netherlands, Norway, and Italy are purchasing the F-35.

And Last month, Japan boosted its F-35 acquisition by 100 planes, making it the largest international buyer of the stealth jet, amid rising regional tensions.

Japan already has 42 F-35A conventional takeoff variants currently on order. The new F-35 order would be a mix of F-35A jets and F-35B short-take off and vertical landing variants.

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Re: International Military Discussion

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 07 Feb 2019 14:20

China, Not Russia Real Reason Behind US Exit From INF Treaty – Indian Analyst
"The primary reason of the withdrawing of the US from the INF Treaty is not Russia. It is China, whom the US wants to stop at the world stage. Definitely, the US will try its best to include China and some other countries, like India, in a treaty akin to the INF. But, I am afraid that such a kind of treaty will not take place in the near future, especially when the US has unilaterally withdrawn in the first place", Rajiv Nayan, senior research associate at the Delhi based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, told Sputnik.

Analyst Rajiv Nayan observes that "Russia is unlikely to jump into the arms race immediately, as it has enough missiles and other weapons that can ensure its security in the region, especially in the backdrop of a shift in the theatre of war to East Asia from Europe".

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Pratyush » 07 Feb 2019 16:05

The entire Indian deterrence is based on intermediate range missiles keeping in view the focus in PRC. That being the case I don't think India will be open to any restriction on our nuke capacity. Especially considering we are already speaking of minimum credible deterrence.

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 07 Feb 2019 23:04

Pratyush wrote:The entire Indian deterrence is based on intermediate range missiles keeping in view the focus in PRC. That being the case I don't think India will be open to any restriction on our nuke capacity. Especially considering we are already speaking of minimum credible deterrence.


If you go by that logic PRC 95 % missile are in IRBM class INF range missile .....you have to start with some where in a multilateral agreement


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Re: International Military Discussion

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Got to wonder what passes as "informed analysis" in the media these days :roll:

This gem:

Because of the Aegis radar’s limited power and physical size, it is fundamentally impossible for the system to reliably detect and track long-range missile warheads at the range that would be required for relatively slow Aegis anti-missile interceptors to fly to viable intercept points. This shortcoming was pointed out by nongovernment analyses that my colleague George Lewis and I published shortly after Obama’s announcement; our findings were later confirmed by a Defense Science Board report titled “Science and Technology Issues of Early Intercept Ballistic Missile Defense Feasibility.”


Maybe the author needs to wake up and have a look at the EOR and LOR capability which is A) Operational, B ) Deployed and C) Validated with multiple live fire intercept tests with the latest one as recently as a couple of months ago.

These guys really need to get together and refresh their talking points. I remember they were claiming that THAAD is useless when deployed in Guam because it cannot intercept IRBM class targets and they wouldn't listen at all to the engineers on the program who claimed that they had high confidence that it meets objectives agains that threat class. They finally shut up when they actually did eventually demonstrate an IRBM class target intercept only to then move towards asking for the entire target characteristics to be de-classified so that they could sit in their offices to determine XYZ...INCREDIBLE !

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby abhik » 09 Feb 2019 23:15

Amazing Video Of Blacked Out Night Stalker Helicopters Buzzing Low Over Downtown LA Street
Some pretty cool footage. Wonder if this sort of training will become more common across, including India.

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 10 Feb 2019 13:44

ISIL: Target Russia


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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 21 Feb 2019 22:31

Very Interesting US Amb to NATO threats with Nuclear Strike against Russia on banned weapon last year. Pentagon/NATO might be planning a pre-emptive strike on Russian sooner or later

Trump’s ambassador to NATO sets off diplomatic incident with a nuclear edge

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Re: International Military Discussion

Postby Austin » 06 Mar 2019 18:22

Rand Paul Stated 6 Trillion USD spent on Afghanistan War ......Thats huge money :shock: High time DT brings all the US forces back

‘Time to declare victory!’ US senators seek to end ‘forever war’ in Afghanistan
Senators Rand Paul and Tom Udall have introduced a bill to end the ruinously expensive conflict in Afghanistan, declaring ‘victory’ in the longest war in US history after 18 years, some $6 trillion and over 100,000 dead.

“It’s important to know when to declare victory and leave a war,” Paul (R-Ky.) said in a video announcing the American Forces Going Home After Noble Service (AFGHANS) Act, adding, “I think that time has long passed.”


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