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    Re: US-India Defense Ties

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:11 am

    especially if they buy S-400s which would mean they might lose the right to make F-16s or anything else for that matter...
    The US will not punish India for buying S-400s if they gain access to them &/ an ally against the PRC. India isn't Turkey or Pakistan, it's too large to be bullied & has $Bs to spend. As usual, the US MIC is salivating as it's "never enough" for them.
    The 45,000-ton Vikramaditya isn't bad looking against the CVN-68!:


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    Re: US-India Defense Ties

    Post  George1 on Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:36 pm

    India received the first helicopter CH-47F (I) Chinook


    As reported by the Indian Embassy in the United States, on February 1, 2019, a ceremony of handing over the first Boeing CH-47F (I) transport helicopter Chinook (Indian military number ZL-4674) built by the Indian order for 15 cars to the Boeing CH-47F (I) transport helicopter took place at the enterprise of the American corporation Boeing in Philadelphia.



    Recall that on September 28, 2015, the Ministry of Defense of India signed with the US government and Boeing Corporation a package of contracts worth $ 3 billion for the purchase of 22 AH-64E Apache Guardian combat helicopters and 15 CH-47F (I) Chinook transport helicopters. Contract options include 11 more AN-64E helicopters and seven CH-47F (I) helicopters.

    The contracts were signed under a complex “mixed” scheme, involving the purchase by the Indian Defense Ministry of AN-64E combat helicopters directly from Boeing Corporation through the Direct Commercial Sales (DCS), and weapons, equipment, spare parts and property to them. with the US government under foreign military foreign trade agreements (FMS). FMS will also train Indian personnel. CH-47F (I) helicopters are fully purchased from Boeing through the DCS line.

    The first flight of the first CH-47F (I) Chinook helicopter built for India (Indian military number ZL-4674, temporary registration number N279RN) took place on July 23, 2018 (and the first AN-64E helicopter built for India - July 16). The transfer of the AN-64E helicopters to the Indian side has not yet begun.





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    Re: US-India Defense Ties

    Post  GarryB on Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:15 am

    Will be interesting to see how the Apaches perform in India... they are a mature and capable attack helo, but they do require a lot of maintenance to keep operational. They had a good record in Desert Storm but only because they tripled the maintenance budget and work hours per flight hour.

    I think the Indians will like the aircraft despite its heavy support demands, but I really don't think they will like the cost of each anti tank missile... to the point where they might use cannon and rockets more than ATGMs...
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:27 pm

    Washington is preparing to defeat Beijing in the vast two oceans
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    Post  George1 on Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:55 pm

    Lockheed Martin renamed the F-16 fighter for India to F-21


    The American corporation Lockheed Martin has decided to assign a new designation F-21 to the proposed F-16V Block 70/72 fighter variant of the Indian Air Force. As you can see, this was done to avoid undesirable connotations in India due to the fact that the F-16 fighter jets are in service with the Pakistan Air Force. The announcement of the new F-21 fighter aircraft was made by Lockheed Martin at the Aero India 2019 aerospace exhibition in Bangalore, India.


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    Re: US-India Defense Ties

    Post  miketheterrible on Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:56 pm

    wow. Just wow. What a pathetic attempt to confuse Indians on it. I wonder if the MoD of India will be fooled by this?
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    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:51 pm

    IMO, among the American fighters, F-18 or F-15 would be better for India than the F-16/-21. But they r even more costly & may suffer from sanctions in the future. That's why they r better off with MiG-35s, Su-30s/-35s.
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    Post  GarryB on Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:16 am

    I think Indias best option is either licence produce MiG-29M2 or the MiG-35... the former being cheaper than the latter which would enable them to greatly increase production numbers and eventually as it gets cheaper to adopt new technology developed for the MiG-35 for the MiG-29M2s.... it offers future growth in capabilities without costing too much to start with.

    They should try to unify the design and components and systems with Tegas or a replacement for Tegas...

    Having 800-1000 MiG-29M2/MiG-35s would be vastly more valuable and useful and effective than having 126 Rafales...

    MiG has done a lot of work in their SMT upgrades to reduce lifecycle costs of their fighters... if they can make them in India they should be able to benefit from that work and just get more aircraft into operational service...
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    Re: US-India Defense Ties

    Post  Isos on Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:36 am

    miketheterrible wrote:wow.  Just wow.  What a pathetic attempt to confuse Indians on it.  I wonder if the MoD of India will be fooled by this?

    They would be stupid if they do buy this shit. Once they choose the winner they will be sanctioned by the US for buying russian weapons and buying iranian oil.

    If they have choosed f-21 and pay for them then they won't get them u less they stop cooperation with russia and iran.
    If they buy russian ones, they will be sanctioned but won't feel it.

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