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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 23 Jul 2011 14:17

Rahul M wrote:the only thing worth reading about in force are the interviews, which are NOT conducted by the great man, thankfully.


Apart from that, the articles written by ex-Services people on various topics.

And the best thing is, these authors are from the field on which they write...so, the perspective is better and analysis that much deeper.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Pandav » 24 Aug 2011 22:00

Why my username changed to PANDAV ?? :((

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Rahul M » 24 Aug 2011 22:23

because it's the closest one to pandora archan could think of. you can have a human sounding name of your choice provided it's not taken.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby archan » 25 Aug 2011 08:56

Posts regarding the paki owned "Indian" defense forum have been split into a new thread. Please continue that discussion over there.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 27 Aug 2011 13:02

Another uvacha from chorgupta - this time in his comments section where he calls name to Ajai Shukla and questions his recent article on new Corps HQ for NE:

To Anon@5.54AM: That's old news. This is what FORCE's September 2009 issue had written: "The Indian Army is raising two new Divisions--41 Mountain Div (based in Binaguri, West Bengal) and 56 Mountain Division (in , Nagaland, during the 11th Defence Plan (2007-2012)). Due to this, an extra 55,000 personnel will be recruited and their support costs will be a nett addition to the MoD's sanctioned establishment costs. By 2011, III Corps (now being restructured as the offensive Corps) will comprise 56 Mtn Div, 41 Mtn Div and the Rangla-based 2 Mtn Div (presently under IV Corps). From then on, the XXXIII Corps in Sukhna for the Sikkim sector, III Corps in Dimapur and IV Corps in Tezpur will be 100% China-centric, with all three possessing adequate capabilities for launching offensive operations beyond the LAC into the Tibetan Plateau. To cater to the airmobility and aerial logistics replenishment reqmts of these three Corps, an additional 50 Mi-17V-5s will shortly be ordered for the IAF over and above the 80 already ordered. Also, 12 Heron 2 UAVs are being procured by the Army for these three Corps-sized formations. The remaining two holding Corps under HQ Eastern Command will each have one rapid-reaction airmobile infantry Brigade for localised contingencies along the Bangladesh and Myanmar fronts."

Dunno why that fella Ajai Shukla from BROADSWORD is making such a big deal about this by claiming: "Business Standard has been aware of this development since 2009, but has refrained from reporting on it after requests from top-level MoD officials."

As far as I can recall, no one from the MoD ever told anyone in FORCE to refrain from making the above revelations. So why do some of these so-called 'desi' journalists thrive on such self-imposed censorship practices that are totally uncalled for? For acquiring some gratifying feeling of self-importance? Beats me. Maybe they're smoking something which I'm not.


Look at the arrogance; that the above reply/post is total BS and way off the mark is different matter all together.

Guess, there is only that much one can copy and paste from brochures...

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 27 Aug 2011 14:12

OK.

More fun and games.

After I left couple of posts on chorgupta's reply page, basically calling his bluff and showing how wrong he was, the fellow has removed by posts and edited his original one. I mean, come on man, he is such a looser. Check this edited post and compare with his post I posted earlier:

To Anon@9.39AM: What Army HQ is doing is raising a total of four new infantry divisions of which two have already been established and are functioning. Another two will be raised by 2014 (this being 71 Mtn Div at Missamari + another one) and a new Corps HQ will also be created. This is what is happening: The Indian Army has raised two new Divisions--41 Mountain Div (based in Binaguri, West Bengal) and 56 Mountain Division (in Zakhama, Nagaland, during the 11th Defence Plan (2007-2012)). Due to this, an extra 55,000 personnel have been recruited and their support costs will be a nett addition to the MoD's sanctioned establishment costs.

By 2011, III Corps (now being restructured as the offensive Corps) will comprise 56 Mtn Div, 41 Mtn Div and the Rangla-based 2 Mtn Div (presently under IV Corps). From then on, the XXXIII Corps in Sukhna for the Sikkim sector, III Corps in Dimapur and IV Corps in Tezpur will be 100% China-centric, with all three possessing adequate capabilities for launching offensive operations beyond the LAC into the Tibetan Plateau.

To cater to the airmobility and aerial logistics replenishment reqmts of these three Corps, an additional 50 Mi-17V-5s will shortly be ordered for the IAF over and above the 80 already ordered. Also, 12 Heron 2 UAVs are being procured by the Army for these three Corps-sized formations. The remaining two holding Corps under HQ Eastern Command will each have one rapid-reaction airmobile infantry Brigade for localised contingencies along the Bangladesh and Myanmar fronts.

No new independent brigades are being raised and what is happening in eastern ladakh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim is that the existing battalions/regiments are being reinforced through redeployments of additional formations to bring them up to brigade strength. :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 22 Oct 2011 11:10

Fresh installment of the "deep analysis" by our freind, PCG: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

http://trishul-trident.blogspot.com/2011/10/update-on-latest-iaf-mig-29-crash.html

Excerpt from the article above:

Could such a mishap have been avoided? Most definitely no, especially for aircraft like the IAF’s MiG-29s whose cockpit avionics/instrumentation is not NVG-compatible. Had the IAF’s MiG-29UPGs been flying a similar sortie, then its pilots would have had the benefit of employing helmet-mounted night-vision goggles, which allows for the combination of both a direct visual and an intensified image to be presented to the pilot’s eyes. The two images are combined in a 1:1 relationship and complement each other. The benefits of the system have been extensively proven since the late 1980s in low-level night-attack flying trials, which used a fully integrated NVG-compatible cockpit and forward looking infra-red (FLIR) generated head-up display imagery, together with a head-down multifunction display. The HUD display is seen through a direct visual path, and it is not degraded by unnecessary image intensification as it would be with conventional NVG systems. Additionally, the direct vision path through the optical combiner arrangement makes monitoring of cockpit displays and instruments considerably easier while the ability to scan either side of the combiners enhances peripheral vision and ensures better spatial awareness. The direct vision path also removes problems normally associated with light to dark transitions as the intensified image becomes progressively more noticeable as the direct visual image fades. Such helmet-mounted NVGs are compact and rugged, and the restrictions on head mobility imposed by the depth of conventional NVG systems is avoided. While the system incorporates a single-handed quick-release mechanism for the helmet interface, it can be configured to include an automatic separation system on ejection and designed growth will enable it to accept the latest image intensifier technology as it becomes available. The IAF must therefore ensure that its pilots flying night sorties (using combat aircraft that have NVG-compatible cockpits) over forbidding high-altitude terrain should in future be equipped with at least such helmet-mounted NVGs, or even the new-generation helmet-mounted displays like the ones available from BAE Systems, ELBIT Systems and THALES, which have built-in night-vision sensors and operating modes.


From Janes:http://articles.janes.com/articles/Janes-Avionics/Cats-Eyes-Night-Vision-Goggles-NVGs-BAE-Systems.html

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Systems Cats Eyes NVGs system allows for the combination of both a direct visual and an intensified image to be presented to the pilot's eyes. The two images are combined in a 1:1 relationship and complement each other. The benefits of the system have been extensively proven in low-level night attack flying trials, which used a fully integrated NVG-compatible cockpit and Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) generated head-up display imagery, together with a head-down multifunction display. They also performed well in combat during the 1990-91 Gulf War.


The head-up display is seen through a direct visual path, and it is not degraded by unnecessary image intensification as it would be with conventional NVG systems. Additionally, the direct vision path through the optical combiner arrangement makes monitoring of cockpit displays and instruments considerably easier while the ability to scan either side of the combiners enhances peripheral vision and ensures better spatial awareness. The direct vision path also removes problems normally associated with light to dark transitions as the intensified image becomes progressively more noticeable as the direct visual image fades. The system is compact and rugged and the restrictions on head mobility imposed by the depth of conventional NVG systems is avoided. While the system incorporates a single handed quick release mechanism for the helmet interface, it can be configured to include an automatic separation system on ejection and designed growth will enable it to accept the latest image intensifier technology as it becomes available

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 22 Oct 2011 11:19

Part II from the same article:http://trishul-trident.blogspot.com/2011/10/update-on-latest-iaf-mig-29-crash.html

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Excerpt:

Lastly, transitioning from a day schedule to a night one is not an easy feat for the human body, as it takes the body approximately a week to adjust fully to a night schedule. There is also the increased fatigue associated with this transition. Another factor is the increased demand on human sensory faculties since normal visual cues are not available. Finally, there is the need to prepare the aircrew mentally for a night mission. Lastly, cockpit resource management is critical at night, especially for a two-man aircrew team.


From the free library:
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Into+the+dark%3A+Night+flying+has+always+been+a+great+challenge.+The...-a082475621

Transitioning from a day schedule to a night one is not an easy feat for the human body -- at least not for mine. It takes the body approximately a week to adjust fully to a night schedule. It is a good idea to prepare yourself as much as possible beforehand by minimizing distractions at home and attempting to adjust early. You should also be aware of the increased fatigue associated with this transition. Another factor is the increased demand on your sensory faculties since normal visual cues are not available. Finally, there is the need to prepare yourself mentally for a night mission. Be sure to increase your flight preparation and cover normal mundane items in more detail. Cockpit resource management is critical at night

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby JaiS » 22 Oct 2011 20:24

:rotfl:

Clearly, he used the word "Lastly" many times in his article, thereby contributing significantly to it's originality.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 22 Oct 2011 21:30

JaiS wrote::rotfl:

Clearly, he used the word "Lastly" many times in his article, thereby contributing significantly to it's originality.

:mrgreen:


The language was a dead giveaway that it had been copied from technical journal. Actually, you can make out easily which sections have been copied, actually, plagiarised (which is the bulk of such technical articles :mrgreen: ) and what has been written by the blog owner. In other articles, it is brochurities with liberal BS.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby abhinavjo » 08 Nov 2011 21:17

[Added Later] Not exactly a website but caters to a large enough audience
https://www.facebook.com/IAFJaiHind

This guy does a Ctrl+C Ctrl+V over anything that is posted on BR of Livefist. Sometimes even add his own watermarks. Shouldnt the authors get him to at least type a "courtesy:****" line?

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 12 Dec 2011 13:34

Well, you learn something everyday.

Here sample this:

Someone named "Sidirenko" left the following comments on Ajai Shukla's blog (after this article on T-90 ToT issue)

claims that Russia has betrayed India or has refused to transfer the T-90S-related manufacturing technologies that it had earlier promised to are equally false and downrught mischievous. These claims can only be made by folks who haven;t read the contractual documents. The fact remains that right from the start Russia NEVER agreed to share the production technologies of its K-5 ERA tiles & the 2A46M-2 cannon with India. ToT regarding these two items was NEVER put on the table by Russia, for starters. So how can Russia be blamed for something it did never committed to in the first place? The Russians have learnt a bitter lesson from the former eastern Bloc countries like Poland, Slovakia, Czech republic & Croatia (part of erstwhile Yugoslavia) that have blatantly sold T-72 clones post-1991 and therefore Moscow has been determined never to let history repeat itself. That's why it even refused to supply the 2A46M cannons for the Malaysian PT-91Ms of Polish origin, and the cannons were ultimately supplied by Kerametal of Slovakia.

And Russia isn't the sole exception when it comes to practising such policies. For instance, how many countries using the Rheinmetal-developed 120mm smoothbore cannon have actually produced it under licence? Not the Japanese, not the South Koreans, not the Swedes, Singaporeans or Poles, not Israel, and not Turkey. So why should anyone expect Russia to make the exception for India? And what exactly is to be gained by making such cannons in-country? How does it translate into any operational advantage over one's enemies? And especially in India's case it is far more cost-effective to import the 2A46M-2 directly from Russia and use the money saved to further improve and enhance the performance of the Arjun MBT's indigenous 120mm rifled-bore cannon.




And this is what our favourite analyst, PSG, wrote as a reply to our very own Austin sahab on T-90 gun ToT issue http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=3545138702780178046&postID=84197941847103118:

1) In all my 24 years of dealing & negotiating with both the Soviets & Russians, I have NEVER come across a situation where they first offer something on the table & then take it away. The Russians are pretty straightforward just like the Germans and are upfront on ALL issues. Regarding the T-90S MBT’s licenced-production programme, the ToT for the 125mm 2A46M-2 version of the Rapira & for the armour tiles not just for the turret, but also for the hull’s frontal glacis and side panels, were not on the table. Also excluded was the source-code reqd for gaining access to the algorithm that was used for computing fire-control solutions based on pre-programmed ballistics charts/tables & data derived from the turret-mounted meteorological sensor. In other words, the digital ballistics computer was out-of-bounds and had to be imported off-the-shelf. There are two sound reasons for this: Firstly, the Russians wanted to avoid the situation prevailing since the early 1990s when several T-72 clones from Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland & Ukraine were being offered for export, with Russia losing out on royalty fees. This time around, the Russians, being wiser, decided not to part with their most crucial and prized elements/components (like the cannon barrel and armour panels) and not make any exceptions, even for India. Secondly, Russia—in deciding to withhold the secrets of its ballistics computations—also ensured that no one else could produce ammo for the 2A46M-2, thereby ensuring that only Russia-produced ammo was compatible with the 2A46M-2.

2) Consequently, what did the Indians do? Rather than go the expensive way of trying to figure out the know-how & know-why of the 2A46M-2, the CVRDE & HVF chose the least expensive option of integrating the OFB-built 2A46M barrel of the T-72 with the turret of the T-90S, thinking that this ‘fix’ would suffice. What was overlooked was the incompatibility of this cannon with the ballistics computer of the T-90S. There was also another reason why this ‘fix’ was chosen: when in early 2001 the Indian Army tried to fire the OFB-built 125mm APFSDS rounds & IMI-supplied CL-3254 & CL-3579 APFSDS rounds from the 2A46M-2, it emerged that these rounds fell well short of their targets, since these rounds were all optimised and calibrated for compatibility of the maximum chamber pressure of the 2A46M (a cannon that is available from several sources for a song and therefore its ballistics parameters can be easily programmed into any ballistics computer), and NOT with that of the 2A46M-2 (a cannon that is not available outside Russia and therefore companies like IMI, for instance, cannot develop suitable 125mm rounds optimized for this cannon). And since inventories of these OFB-produced and IMI-supplied were steadily increasing, it was decided to use the 2A46M cannon on the OFB-built T-90S units. So now, what’s happening is that the 310 + 347 T-90S MBTs are using Russia-supplied 125mm rounds, while those 300 T-90S MBTs being built by the HVF are meant to use OFB-/IMI-supplied rounds
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Now, I guess, lot of great minds think alike.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 01 Feb 2012 20:20

OK. Ladies and Gentlemen, time for some fresh dose of the shenanighans of our favorite defense journo..ooops! analyst:

With all the humbleness in my heart and deep respect, I present the next chapter on the art of getting "influenced" by others..Please sample this:

http://trishul-trident.blogspot.in/2012/01/dassault-aviations-rafale-wins-m-mrca.html

When I had last viewed the Rafale at Le Bourget, Dassault Aviation was then using the 49th International Paris Air Show to describe its combat-proven Rafale as being an ‘omnirole’ M-MRCA, a tag that it said denotes the type’s ability to perform multiple mission types simultaneously. This differs from the widely adopted multi-role description used by its rivals (read: Eurofighter EF-2000) largely as a result of the aircraft’s ability to provide its pilot with data fuzed from on-board sensors, it said. These range from its THALES-built RBE-2 AESA-based multi-mode radar (MMR), Spectra integrated electronic warfare suite and OSF passive front sector optronics equipment to the variety of precision-guided munitions (PGM) on offer from both SAGEM and MBDA. By 2030 the Rafale will be France’s sole manned M-MRCA, although the country’s air force could also start to field an unmanned combat air system from around this time. Signed in December 2009 and covering the delivery of 60 aircraft, the Rafale’s fourth order tranche will extend production up to the end of 2019. Paris’ commitment takes to 180 the number of Rafales to be produced for its air force and navy, from a total commitment for 286 aircraft: 228 B/Cs and 58 Ms, respectively. The current production rate delivers 11 aircraft a year, with around six on the line at any one time at Dassault’s Merignac site. The goal is for each Rafale to spend around five months between the arrival of its main structures and customer acceptance, with roughly 70% of the activity at the site concerned with test activities, such as on fuel and hydraulics systems and flight controls.



Now, from Flight Global:http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/frances-rafale-fighter-proves-its-omnirole-skills-357687/

1.“Dassault describes its Rafale as being an "omnirole" fighter, a tag that it says denotes the type's ability to perform multiple mission types simultaneously. This differs from the widely adopted multi-role description used by its rivals largely as a result of the aircraft's ability to provide its pilot with data fused from onboard sensors, it says. These range from its Thales RBE2 fire-control radar, Spectra electronic warfare suite and passive front sector optronics equipment to the seekers on its MBDA Mica air-to-air missiles.

By 2030 the Rafale will be its sole manned fighter, although the air force could also start to field an unmanned combat air system from around this time.”

2.“Signed in December 2009 and covering the delivery of 60 aircraft, the programme's fourth order will extend production up to the end of 2019. Paris's commitment takes to 180 the number of Rafales to be produced for its air force and navy, from a total commitment for 286 aircraft: 228 B/Cs and 58 Ms, respectively. "With the other aircraft that we still have to order, we plan to keep the production line running until 2025," says Reb.The current rate is set to deliver 11 aircraft a year, with around six on the line at any one time at Dassault's Merignac site. The goal is for each aircraft to spend around five months between the arrival of its main structures and customer acceptance, with roughly 70% of the activity at the site concerned with test activities, such as on fuel and hydraulics systems and flight controls.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 01 Feb 2012 20:25

Abhi picture baaki hai mere dost:

http://trishul-trident.blogspot.in/2012/01/dassault-aviations-rafale-wins-m-mrca.html

Growing combat experience in both Afghanistan and Libya only strengthened Dassault Aviation’s efforts to sell the Rafale to international customers like India. While the company has maintained guarded optimism over its prospects in India (in the aftermath of its shortlisting last March), it is waiting on the outcome of the roughly 36-aircraft F-X2 competition in Brazil, where a decision is expected to be made in 2012. Fresh speculation has also emerged over the past few months with regard to a long-expected deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where France already bases some of its combat aircraft. The next standard to enter frontline use, in mid-2013, is dubbed Rafale F3-04T. This will introduce the RBE-2 AESA-MMR, the laser-/GPS-/imaging infra-red-guided AASM PGM from SAGEM, improved OSF infra-red search-and-track system from THALES, and MBDA's DDM-NG passive missile approach warning system. Down the line, MBDA’s Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile should enter service around 2018. In addition, funded research and development studies are already looking towards possible enhancements--to be made several years beyond this point--in areas such as a reduction to the Rafale’s radar cross-section, expanded flight envelope, human/machine interface enhancements and new communications equipment and weapons. A mid-life update is also planned from around 2025.


http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/frances-rafale-fighter-proves-its-omnirole-skills-357687/

Growing combat experience will only strengthen Dassault's efforts to sell the Rafale to international customers, and it now has several strong prospects. The company is waiting on the outcome of the roughly 36-aircraft F-X2 competition in Brazil, where its product had the open support of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a battle against the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the Gripen NG. A decision is expected to be made in 2012.”

3.“Fresh speculation has also emerged over the past few months with regard to a long-expected deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where France already bases some of its combat aircraft.”

4.“The next standard to enter frontline use, in mid-2013, is dubbed F3-04T. This will introduce an active electronically scanned array with the RBE2 radar, the laser-guided AASM, improved front sector optronics and MBDA's DDM-NG passive missile approach warning system.”

5.Down the line, the European company's Meteor beyond visual-range air-to-air missile should enter French use around 2018, although Reb says this could occur "faster, if necessary". The DGA late last year ordered its first 200 of the weapon, which is also being developed for Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Funded research and development studies are already looking towards possible enhancements to be made several years beyond this point. Reb identifies areas such as a reduction to the aircraft's radar cross-section, expanded flight envelope, human/machine interface enhancements and new communications equipment and weapons. A mid-life update is also planned from around 2025, but the requirements for this have yet to be defined.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 01 Feb 2012 20:29

Like a good gentleman, one must ensure that others don't feel left out and you reach out to as many sources as possible :mrgreen:
This is a completely new spin on us being global citizens:

http://trishul-trident.blogspot.in/2012/01/dassault-aviations-rafale-wins-m-mrca.html

The advantage of electronic scanning is that the radar beam is directed electronically, rather than by mechanically swiveling the antenna back and forth to scan the sky. That means the beam can be switched in microseconds from one area of the sky to another, or used for ground mapping and air surveillance at the same time by flipping between the two modes. The current RBE’s passive phased-array antenna uses electronic lenses consisting of arrays of diodes to direct the beam horizontally and vertically. The active array eliminates the grids; instead, the front end of the antenna is populated by hundreds of transmit/receive (T/R) modules, each combining a high-power transmit amplifier, low-noise, receive amplifier and beam control. Eliminating the grids also eliminates the power lost by the signal going back and forth, improving the radar’s detection capability. Such a high level of integration is made possible by the gallium-arsenide, integrated-circuit technology. THALES has also developed a new liquid-cooling system for the T/R modules. The gallium-arsenide chips, which carry out digital processing and frequency management at the same time, are produced by United Monolithic Semiconductor, a THALES/EADS joint venture, then integrated into sub-assemblies by THALES Micro Electronics before being integrated into the antenna itself. Future enhancements to the RBE-2, such as a finer aperture for ground-mapping in synthetic aperture radar mode and simultaneous mode operations will be achieved through new software, with no change to the hardware. In fact, the large number of T/R modules means some of them can fail without noticeably affecting the system’s overall reliability and performance. Their reliability is such that the RBE-2’s active front-end should not require maintenance at intervals of less than 10 years.


http://www.ainonline.com/?q=aviation-news/paris-air-show/2011-06-20/paris-2011-thales-brings-consistency-rafale-radar

6.The advantage of electronic scanning is that the radar beam is directed electronically, rather than by mechanically swiveling the antenna back and forth to scan the sky. That means the beam can be switched in microseconds from one area of the sky to another, or used for ground mapping and air surveillance at the same time by flipping between the two modes.
The current RBE2’s passive antenna uses electronic lenses consisting of arrays of diodes to direct the beam horizontally and vertically. The active array eliminates the grids; instead, the front end of the antenna is populated by hundreds of transmit/receive modules, each combining a high-power transmit amplifier, low-noise, receive amplifier and beam control. Eliminating the grids also eliminates the power lost by the signal going back and forth, improving the radar’s detection capability. “With the active array, Rafale will have a radar with twice the performance of today’s radar,” said Stock.

Such a high level of integration is made possible by the gallium-arsenide, integrated-circuit technology on which Stock bases his claim of a five-year lead in active array radar. “It was not feasible in the ’80s or ’90s and is still not feasible for many European countries,” he said. “It is not possible to integrate at this density in a combat aircraft radar without gallium arsenide. It would produce more heat and we couldn’t accommodate it.” As it is, Thales had to develop a new liquid-cooling system for the modules.
The gallium-arsenide chips, which carry out digital processing and frequency management at the same time, are produced by United Monolithic Semiconductor, a Thales/EADS joint venture based at Orsay, south of Paris, then integrated into subassemblies by Thales Micro Electronics in Brittany before being integrated into the antenna itself at Pessac. “When Rafale is exported we will find local partners for components,” Stock said. “But we will ensure we have full control of the supply chain, right down to the printed circuit boards.”

Replacing a passive with an active array is “totally plug and play” and can be achieved in two hours, he added. Future enhancements to the radar, such as a finer aperture for ground mapping in synthetic aperture radar mode and simultaneous mode operation will be achieved through new software with no change to the hardware. In fact, Thales said, the large number of T/R modules means some of them can fail without noticeably affecting the system’s overall reliability and performance. Their reliability is such that the active front end should not require maintenance at intervals of less than 10 years

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 01 Feb 2012 20:35

And to think, this garbage was carried exactly like this in F-Mag in June-July 2011 issue. Here is the link:

http://forcemag.in/ForceJuly/JulyCoverstory9.aspx

This is taking Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to a completely new level.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 01 Feb 2012 20:36

PS: all the pages have been saved on HDD for posterity :-)

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Rahul M » 01 Feb 2012 20:58

this guy has no shame whatsoever.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Shrinivasan » 01 Feb 2012 22:11

rohitvats wrote:And to think, this garbage was carried exactly like this in F-Mag in June-July 2011 issue. Here is the link:
http://forcemag.in/ForceJuly/JulyCoverstory9.aspx
This is taking Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to a completely new level.
do you mind p(a/o)sting the complete article on BR??? or does it violate Copyright rules/norms of BR (of an article which has already commited umpteen copyright violations?!?!)

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Surya » 01 Feb 2012 23:33

no we do not want the complete article - use the link

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Shrinivasan » 02 Feb 2012 11:52

Surya wrote:no we do not want the complete article - use the link

Surya, complete wisdom from thw whole article can't be got from the synopsis... Anyway, i read the original as well as the latest copy... Co no worries...
I wonder, is mr Chor G realises that people can see thru his plagiarism... What about the original sources, don't they raise a stink?!?

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby ankitash » 23 Mar 2012 21:11

Hi guys,

There was a discussion on a particular website (indiandefence[dot]com) being owned by Pakistanis. The thread was later deleted. However now we have conclusive proof that the site is indeed owned by Pakistanis.

Not just that, it's server is being used to target other sites like Bharat Rakshak

Proof:
Image

Link: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report ... efence.com

Notice the server is based in Pakistan and Netblock owner is BotSeller 24 Gulistan nishter Karachi EN PK 74550. It appear to be a malicious server, which maintains a botnet. This botnet is used to bring down other Indian websites via DDoS

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Discussion on the same : IDF is a Pakistani Forum that Attacked DFI !

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby member_22636 » 31 Mar 2012 14:56

Hello All, I am a defence enthusiast which I guess you guys call a Jingo.. I started my website 3 months back.

This site is basically about what I read on the news and my own opinions in different areas, with Defence being most prominent. I request you to have a look and let me know if you find something bad or just in case something interesting :)

Here is the link: http://samantk.com

Any suggestion is welcome, you can contact me at samant.work {at) gmail (dot} com if you feel like contacting me personally.. thanks in advance..

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby narmad » 13 Jun 2012 03:14

Came across this story while surfing



Ghost story!

This then is a story of Forward Ledge, a picquet in the Sangro region of Drass,.............

Interesting Read

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Hiten » 22 Jun 2012 17:43

this blog is maintained by a guy whose father & grand father [& perhaps further back] served in the IA. Lots of info & personal photographs in uniform

http://general-salute.blogspot.com/ncr

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby ankitash » 20 Aug 2012 09:43

ankitash wrote:Hi guys,

There was a discussion on a particular website (indiandefence[dot]com) being owned by Pakistanis. The thread was later deleted. However now we have conclusive proof that the site is indeed owned by Pakistanis.

Not just that, it's server is being used to target other sites like Bharat Rakshak

Proof:
Image

Link: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report ... efence.com

Notice the server is based in Pakistan and Netblock owner is BotSeller 24 Gulistan nishter Karachi EN PK 74550. It appear to be a malicious server, which maintains a botnet. This botnet is used to bring down other Indian websites via DDoS

----

Discussion on the same : IDF is a Pakistani Forum that Attacked DFI !



x-post

That Pakistani run fake "Indian Defence Forum" is behind propaganda too

Image

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/a ... epage=true

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Virupaksha » 20 Aug 2012 11:55

That thread has not been deleted.

viewtopic.php?t=6081

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby gkriish » 20 Aug 2012 20:06

ankitash wrote:Hi guys,

There was a discussion on a particular website (indiandefence[dot]com) being owned by Pakistanis. The thread was later deleted. However now we have conclusive proof that the site is indeed owned by Pakistanis.

Not just that, it's server is being used to target other sites like Bharat Rakshak

Proof:
Image

Link: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report ... efence.com

Notice the server is based in Pakistan and Netblock owner is BotSeller 24 Gulistan nishter Karachi EN PK 74550. It appear to be a malicious server, which maintains a botnet. This botnet is used to bring down other Indian websites via DDoS

----

Discussion on the same : IDF is a Pakistani Forum that Attacked DFI !



but now it says that the location is usa florida
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report ... efence.com

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Kukreja » 20 Aug 2012 20:18

Has anyone informed the Hindu about this paki site?

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Hiten » 20 Aug 2012 21:24

Dear Mods/Admins
please re-open this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5978&view=next

would be nice to have a dedicated thread for the India Defence issue to collate all the bits of info at one place

This particular thread could serve a different purpose

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby ankitash » 21 Aug 2012 00:53

Kukreja wrote:Has anyone informed the Hindu about this paki site?


Someone should

gkriish wrote:
but now it says that the location is usa florida
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report ... efence.com


Yes, that is their current location. They seemed to have hopped servers, but their history is still tracked. "BotSeller 24 Gulistan nishter Karachi EN PK 74550" is still one of the old hosts

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 24 Aug 2012 14:19

Latest musings of our favorite defense analyst:

http://trishul-trident.blogspot.in/2012/08/weekend-musings.html

And it appears increasingly likely that India too is following suit by initiating the construction of 18 horse shoe-shaped 8.82km-long hardened weapons storage facilities in Jammu & Kashmir (under the 13,400-feet Rohtang Pass on the Manali-Sarchu-Leh axis that is due for completion by February 2015, followed by similar facilities in Zozi-La, Z-Morh, Razdhan Pass, Khardung-La and Sadhana Pass), Sikkim (at Theng and Rangpo) and Arunachal Pradesh (at the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang axis). Site-selection of the first seven such hardened underground facilities has already been completed. It is these facilities will house the 550km-range BrahMos-1 Block-3 supersonic NLOS-BSMs and the projected 150km-range Prahaar NLOS-BSMs


Which seem quite similar to news carried here - http://manipalworldnews.com/news_india_arch.asp?offset=125

India is finally kick-starting the plan to build as many as 18 tunnels along the borders with Pakistan and China for faster troop mobility as well as storage of critical war-fighting assets like missiles, without the threat of detection by enemy satellites and spy drones.

While preliminary work on seven tunnels is underway after requisite approvals, the construction of 11 more tunnels in Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh is now on the drawing board after "a strong endorsement'' by the Army.

With China resorting to "tunnelling in a big way'' to store important military equipment, the Army wants the tunnel construction plans in the mountains in J&K and north-east to be fast- tracked. "The tunnels will provide shelter to troops and ammunition from both enemy shelling and extreme weather. They can also be used for NBC (nuclear, chemical, biological) protection and establishing command and control centres,'' said a top official.

Actual construction work is underway only in one of the 18 proposed tunnels. But, this long-delayed 8.82-km long horse-shoe shaped tunnel under the 13,400-feet Rohtang Pass, on the Manali-Sarchu-Leh axis, is unlikely to meet its completion deadline of February, 2015.

Feasibility studies and preparation of detailed project reports (DPRs) for three more tunnels at Zozila, Z-Morh and Razdhan Pass in J&K are in progress, while similar work is planned for Khardungla and Sadhana Pass in J&K and Theng in Sikkim. The other proposed tunnels include Rangpo in Sikkim and on the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang axis in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Army is anxious the existing large gaps in border infrastructure — in terms of all-weather roads, tunnels, strategic railway lines, "permanent defences'' and the like — are plugged as fast as possible. China, for instance, can move around 30 divisions (each with over 15,000 soldiers) to the borders within 30 days to outnumber Indian forces by at least 3:1 after undertaking massive infrastructure development all along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control, as earlier reported by TOI.

An empowered committee under defence secretary Shashikant Sharma is scrutinizing DPRs for the proposed overall "capability development plan on the northern borders'' worth Rs 26,155 crore. While this is slated is slated for completion by 2020-2021, there is an ongoing Rs 9,243 crore project for "infrastructure development in the eastern theatre'' by 2016-2017.

The Army hopes the projects are not hit by huge time overruns like the 73 all-weather roads earmarked for construction along the three sectors of LAC close to a decade ago. Defence minister A K Antony admitted in LS this week that just 16 of those roads have been finished till now, with another 26 slated for completion by 2013, and 19 more by 2016.

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby gkriish » 24 Aug 2012 21:37

ankitash wrote:
Kukreja wrote:Has anyone informed the Hindu about this paki site?


Someone should

gkriish wrote:
but now it says that the location is usa florida
http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report ... efence.com


Yes, that is their current location. They seemed to have hopped servers, but their history is still tracked. "BotSeller 24 Gulistan nishter Karachi EN PK 74550" is still one of the old hosts



I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A GENUINE INDIAN DEFENSE WEBSITE JUST LIKE BR........ AND NO LONGER I GO THERE AFTER I CAME TO KNOW ABOUT IT
THANKS BR.........

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Kukreja » 24 Aug 2012 21:58

ankitash wrote:
Kukreja wrote:Has anyone informed the Hindu about this paki site?


Someone should



informed Mr Varadarajan via twitter. No response back (which is not a surprise because it would mean admitting that his newspaper didnt do its homework. Plus it would also work against the agenda he pushes)

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 26 Aug 2012 21:35

........

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Rahul M » 26 Aug 2012 22:16

poor guy, he is stealing from as obscure sources as he can find and still gets caught red handed. :lol:

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 26 Aug 2012 22:46

Rahul M wrote:poor guy, he is stealing from as obscure sources as he can find and still gets caught red handed. :lol:


Rahul da, the most absurd thing is the claim about the pic of Mi-17V-5 linked below:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NNmZwVXeHt0/UDk_MgoYhWI/AAAAAAAAB5c/-w91vvTqEjk/s1600/Mi-17V-5.jpg

That is some random pic of the helicopter at the Kazan factory...the Georgian blog even says so. But what does out esteemed 'Defense Analyst' says"

By the way, shown below is my company’s first Kazan Helicopter Plant-built Mi-17V-5 (powered by twin Motor Sich-built VK-2500 engines) multi-role utility helicopter and its glass cockpit, which is identical to the ones on board the IAF’s Mi-17V-5s.


This is too much, I tell you....

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby Surya » 26 Aug 2012 22:48

ha ha

what a chor

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby rohitvats » 26 Aug 2012 22:59

Surya wrote:ha ha

what a chor


You know what was a dead giveaway....those markers on the pic of the helicopters. Unless and until someone has read a great detail about the helicopter in question, you cannot mark such things out on a pic...this is not your 10-15 minutes of Google search kind of work. It requires devoting some serious amount of time...on top of that, you need to actually take the pain of marking those things out on the pic.....and knowing the tendency of our friend to shirk such hard work, I knew it the source lied some where else. :P

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Re: Indian Defence Websites Watch

Postby sanjaykumar » 27 Aug 2012 03:43

იქნება ინდოეთში. როგორც ქვემოთ მოყვანილი სურათებიდან ჩანს ინდური პროტოტიპი აღჭურვილია დაცვისა და გაფრთხილების სრული საბორტე კომპლექტით – რადარისა და ლაზერისგან დასხივების ადრეული გაფრთხილების სისტ


WTF, to my untrained eye this script looks related to the Tamil script.


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