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  1. randomradio replied to the thread IAF Chronicles - A side view of whats going on behind the closed doors in New Delhi.

    No chance. There won't be any major American or European tech on MKI. The only thing non-Russian/non-Indian on the MKI today is a...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 5:00 AM
  2. randomradio liked PARIKRAMA's post in the thread IAF Chronicles - A side view of whats going on behind the closed doors in New Delhi.

    Few more pointers Gripen E chances are far less from the acquisition perspective IAF was more keen on readily available Gripen C/D...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 4:27 AM
  3. randomradio replied to the thread IAF Chronicles - A side view of whats going on behind the closed doors in New Delhi.

    Yes, the bypass ratio changes a little bit at high altitudes. It's not a full variable cycle engine that can switch from high bypass and...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 4:24 AM
  4. randomradio replied to the thread Anti-EU Sentiment Thread.

    WTO is a bad idea for Britain. You need at least a Canada style FTA. You will lose out on services, which will have to go through WTO,...

    Oct 22, 2017 at 4:12 AM
  5. randomradio replied to the thread Pakistan’s top defence website Defence.pk blocked suspiciously.

    I wonder if IDF has also been blocked.

    Oct 21, 2017 at 11:15 PM
  6. randomradio replied to the thread Anti-EU Sentiment Thread.

    The talks ain't going nowhere if your PM is talking to potted plants. :p

    Oct 21, 2017 at 7:13 PM
  7. randomradio replied to the thread Project-28 ASW Corvette: Updates & Discussions.

    The carbon composites were imported from Sweden.

    Oct 21, 2017 at 5:36 PM
  8. randomradio liked proud_indian's post in the thread Project-28 ASW Corvette: Updates & Discussions.

    The ‘100-Ton’ Difference In The Indian Navy’s New Submarine Hunter Shiv AroorOct 15 2017 6 55 pm [IMG] At 9am on the coming...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 5:35 PM
  9. randomradio liked Gessler's post in the thread Indian Small Arms Thread.

    via INDRA Networks CRPF HAS FLOATED A GLOBAL TENDER FOR RIFLES World's largest Central Armed Police Force is now on a hunt for 29,823...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 5:29 PM
  10. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    There is only one way to deal with Pakistan. It's through sheer military strength. I don't mean we go to war. I mean, we should become...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 5:29 PM
  11. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    The US CBG will be in the region regardless. It's different if all the US CBGs in the Indian Ocean are under command of the Indian Navy...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM
  12. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    We only need to continue doing whatever we have been doing for decades, ie, stay non-aligned. We deal bilaterally only, so we should...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 5:11 PM
  13. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    The US will do nothing here. What we need from the US is only one thing, technology. If the US can't give us technology, then they need...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:31 PM
  14. randomradio liked CNL-PN-AA's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    http://www.opex360.com/2017/10/21/la-region-de-bruxelles-ne-veut-pas-de-lavion-de-combat-f-35-pour-la-force-aerienne-belge/ The...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:23 PM
  15. randomradio liked CNL-PN-AA's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    http://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/douze-rafale-en-jeu-lors-de-la-venue-du-president-egyptien-a-p...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:21 PM
  16. randomradio replied to the thread Sukhoi Su-57 / PAK FA 5th Generation Aircraft.

    The Russians don't have the need to say anything. Especially after the go-ahead from the expert panel.

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:19 PM
  17. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    No, India and China are not enemies. We saw war because we were too weak, nothing else. Had we had a strong military at the time, the...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:08 PM
  18. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    :lol: It's funny to read, but that's not going to happen. When the Chinese start turning the screws on Pakistan over debt, the US will...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 4:02 PM
  19. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    France and US are allies only by process, they entered NATO for the sole purpose of reducing US influence in the group. With the US,...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:55 PM
  20. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Russia has just one objective, they don't want a US-India alliance. So they will provide any help necessary to avoid such a scenario,...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:52 PM
  21. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    The needs are pretty much the same. India brings way too much to the table, that's why the US is doing everything possible to make...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:48 PM
  22. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    You need agility for BVR, not just dog fights. You need to be able to accelerate, climb, descend etc, and the F-35 is not good at these...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:38 PM
  23. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    We don't need exact numbers. We only need to know the basic stuff. We know about the Rafale deal while the DSCA provides a lot of...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:33 PM
  24. randomradio liked _Anonymous_'s post in the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    You're as pessimistic about India's place in the world as @randomradio is optimistic . The truth is somewhere in between both of your...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:24 PM
  25. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Actually, I am being realistic. If I was optimistic I would be saying India will also be a superpower as the US or China, which we...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 3:24 PM
  26. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Yep. You don't. The US is not a charity organization. They are the most unreliable ally in the world. Ask both China and Pakistan, both...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 2:17 AM
  27. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Great, sell the country to the US then. India is a piss poor country where people work in sewers and daydream all day. So why does the...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 1:43 AM
  28. randomradio liked Agent_47's post in the thread Sukhoi Su-57 / PAK FA 5th Generation Aircraft.

    [IMG] [IMG] 1st images of Izdeliye 30 turbofan/nozzle for Sukhoi-57 photographed during Sergey Sobyanin's visit to "Salyut"

    Oct 21, 2017 at 1:27 AM
  29. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    India will play the part of the US while Japan and the US will play the part of France and Britain.

    Oct 21, 2017 at 1:19 AM
  30. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Not a good analogy there. India's policy is to be non-aligned. This has worked for us for decades. Anyway--...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 1:09 AM
  31. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    FDI, forex, all of that will come to India regardless of how bad the relation with US is. None of that is relevant. US has free market...

    Oct 21, 2017 at 1:03 AM
  32. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    That doesn't matter to us. How is it that we survived decades without the US, and now suddenly we need the US?

    Oct 21, 2017 at 12:22 AM
  33. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    If we buy Gripen, it completely shuts out Pakistan from the European market.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 9:07 PM
  34. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Oh really? What a gem. Throughout the Cold War we were on the other side and nothing happened. So all those decades when we were poor,...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 8:55 PM
  35. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    The Gripen E itself is not operational yet. :D

    Oct 20, 2017 at 8:41 PM
  36. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    1, 2, 3, 4 are completely irrelevant to the F-16s. The only way F-16 will be considered is if it is actually good enough. If it's not,...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 8:37 PM
  37. randomradio liked Vergennes's post in the thread France increases spending on equipment, cyber defence.

    Among other equipments,the Ministry of the Armies is set to receive in 2018 ; -2 A400Ms -8 training aircrafts. (I believe the Pilatus...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 8:29 PM
  38. randomradio replied to the thread France increases spending on equipment, cyber defence.

    Good that Macron was forced to agree. He made a pretty stupid decision at the time. Countries like France cannot reduce defence budgets.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:15 PM
  39. randomradio liked Vergennes's post in the thread France increases spending on equipment, cyber defence.

    Trajectory of the armies budget for the next five years. [ATTACH] The government is committed to increase the armies budget by at...

    ttr.jpg Oct 20, 2017 at 7:14 PM
  40. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Gripen Demo cleared all Leh trials.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:11 PM
  41. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    @halloweene Saab has offered GaN radar only to India. That's why I was confused, it's not from Selex. This radar has been offered...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:10 PM
  42. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Okay, I'll take your word for it. So GaAs radar. But Skyward is still QWIP. For India, it will be 2024+.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:04 PM
  43. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    How so? Brazil is expecting IOC in 2021 and FOC in 2023. And I have seen Saab stick to their deadlines. You can't consider Sweden's FOC...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:56 PM
  44. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    At best I'm hoping both will fail and we will negotiate for F4 MII. At worst I'm hoping at least F-16 will fail so we can at least get...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:40 PM
  45. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    What makes you say that? What they have ordered is the Raven. We are only assuming it is GaAs because that's what was present on the...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:34 PM
  46. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    You should consider lift to drag ratio and fuel fraction. I don't know about LD ratio but the fuel fraction of the Flanker is higher...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:32 PM
  47. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    That's okay. The movement will be extremely fast. [MEDIA] The point of this is the aircraft does not have to change heading. The...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:23 PM
  48. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Rafale is still better than Gripen in every other field, so that's not such a big issue. It's only a temporary advantage for Gripen.

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:05 PM
  49. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    That will be a sight to behold. But I'll tell ya what can really put a stop to SE MII. The only way SE MII won't happen is if both...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 6:04 PM
  50. randomradio replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    They are not lying, they are being very specific. Radar Gripen: GaN. 240+ deg FoV. Rafale: GaAs. 130-140 deg FoV. IRST Gripen: QWIP...

    Oct 20, 2017 at 5:49 PM