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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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