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    India Navy Indian Navy General Archive

    IN OPV ship if sunk during wartime is a major morale buster for personnel. The Navy OPV and ICG armament specs are mostly the same except the ICG OPV weights 1000 tons less at 2500t. It’s just we are waiting for minesweepers, more subs, destroyers (we have less destroyers & frigates than South...
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    India Navy Indian Navy General Archive

    Indian OPVs are really bigger with very very less armaments. In war these are sitting ducks. Atleast the helicopters used here must have ASW capability. Or OPV roles should be completely given to ICG. Should prioritize acquisition of capital warships
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    India HAL Tejas Program

    Either they have increased the assembly area or decreased the number of Su jigs there. They can’t do both without expansion. Particularly after Super Su project kicks in. Older GE F404 engines can’t be used as HAL uses the IN 6 version. The earliest prototypes used a different version of F404. I...
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    India HAL Tejas Program

    Only 12 more Su max. Super Sukhoi upgrade hasn’t been started However HAL Nashik has advertised they will be delivering 2 mk1A by March next year. Means work has already started there. Engine delivery is another issue. GE hasn’t delivered engines as per contract . They have supply chain issues
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    India Navy Indian Navy General Archive

    Chinese won’t come alone for sure. They will plan to coordinate with Pakistan navy for sure. Entire Indian Navy couldn’t meet portion of Navy here. Our Eastern and Tri Service command should be tasked for this role. After 1971, the eastern side importance have gotten less. Western Command gets...
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    TR HÜRJET-Advanced Jet Trainer/ Light attack aircraft

    Congratulations to Turkey for launching this project and getting it on air in time
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    India Air-Force Indian Air Force General Archive

    As usual not yet. These news get recycled every now and then and newspapers just copy paste it based on sources.
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    India Indian General Missile and Guided Munition Archive

    Finally someone is pushing Indian engine on our cruise missiles. Guess some bureaucrat took a look at the cost of the missile with foreign import engine and decided to develop new one from scratch. India still has unspecified number of Nirbhay missiles with old Russian engine inducted. They...
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    India Indian Helicopter Archive

    Piecemeal. I think for now Dhruv production will take place. Only 12 LUH and 15 LCH are placed. So not economical to move for small orders. It was planned for 4-500 Ka226 and LUH and 114 LCH. So facility was created in anticipation of the order which never came
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    Egypt Egypt aims for local production of South Korean trainer aircraft

    FA50 is still an trainer. Tejas is an full fledged fighter. It’s no comparison. Other than engine and radar, there are no other similarities. Tejas still uses Israeli HUD , FA50 uses American ones I think. Weapons wise, Tejas has 3 times more weapons already integrated, Indian , Russian ...
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    India Indian Helicopter Archive

    This facility was planned with Ka226 and LUH in mind. Unfortunately this facility will be idle for the next 3-4 years.
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    TR HÜRJET-Advanced Jet Trainer/ Light attack aircraft

    F18 is still dual engine. Two F404 would still work in Catobar or stobar config. Would still carry lot of fuel and weapons in stobar config. But single engine with stobar would be still an tough call. For Indian tender, F18 was tested in stobar configuration and they found it can still lift 80%...
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    Egypt Egypt aims for local production of South Korean trainer aircraft

    Koreans are pretty good “businessmen” if anyone asks me. They won the Malaysian tender without the officials visiting other aircraft facilities or test flying them. In fact it was so open, that their RFP was more than the max tender value Malaysian MoF has planned, and their MoD requested more...
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    TR HÜRJET-Advanced Jet Trainer/ Light attack aircraft

    Indian Navy rejected Naval Tejas with F404 due to bulked up increased MTOW which limits the radius and weapons capacity. It also finished landing and take off tests from aircraft carriers. From the results, Navy also rejected F414 engine upgrade seeing it still would carry low capacity and...
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    India Navy Indian Conventional Submarine Programs (SSK)

    India cancelled optional 3 more buy in 2016 of Scorpenes. India should continue building scorpenes in batches of 3, with more indigenous in each batch till we call it own Indian design. Like the Koreans.
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    India Indian Ballistic Missile Programs

    It is good Pralay is getting deployed. I had initial doubts whether Indian armed forces were taking this missile seriously. In one instance they took an actual missile and it was stuck in a country for 2 days without any supervision after all Indian personnel have returned. Shaurya is another...
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    Developments in Nuclear Weapons Around the World

    70 years ago, no one had any inkling China would become such an threat to world peace, it once said it will strive to destroy. No one in East Asia believed Japan can leave its militarism, barbariness when WW2 got over. US became so unpredictable during Trump Era. Same goes for India. We don’t...
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    Developments in Nuclear Weapons Around the World

    You are requesting for an world with even more risks of nuclear war and most importantly it’s misuse. US and Probably Russia has probably 100’s of incidents where their nuclear weapons were at risks. Pakistan ran an business with Libya and NK. Now imagine countries with poor defence spending...

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