Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pakistan successfully test fires Hatf IV ballistic missile


Pakistan today successfully conducted the launch of the intermediate range ballistic missile Hatf IV Shaheen-1A weapon system,” ISPR said in a statement.

According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the ‘Shaheen 1A’ missile is an upgraded version of the ‘Shaheen 1’ with a longer range.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Iran is Building a Copy of the RQ-17

Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the aerospace division of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, related what he said were details of the aircraft's operational history to prove his claim that Tehran's military experts had extracted data from the U.S. RQ-170 Sentinel captured in December in eastern Iran, state television reported. Among the drone's past missions, he said, was surveillance of the compound in northwest Pakistan in which Osama Bin Laden lived and was killed.

Chinese Tanks For Everyone

Chinese MBT-2000 (also known as the VT1A) tanks have recently appeared in Myanmar. Last year Bangladesh bought 44 MBT-2000 tanks, plus three recovery vehicles for about $5 million each. The MBT-2000 is a major upgrade for both countries.
Bangladesh currently has a force of some 500 heavy tanks, about 60 percent of them the Chinese Type 59 (a copy of the Russian T-54), with the rest being Type 69 (copies of the Russian T-55). Both are 1950s technology, with some upgrades. Myanmar has about 1,100 tanks but they are, as in neighboring Bangladesh, mostly elderly Chinese models.

Friday, April 20, 2012

China sends 11th flotilla to patrol in Gulf of Aden

A Chinese Navy relief task force has left for the Gulf of Aden to escort ships off Somalia’s pirate-infested waters.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Israeli Air Force Attack to Iran

Israel has  again demonstrated its readiness to launch a massive assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The Israeli Air Force is geared up and ready to strike as soon as the order is given, a major Israeli TV station reported.

Pictures of avalanche affected soldiers in Siachen

Monday, April 16, 2012

Type 054A (Jiangkai-II Class) Missile Frigate

Type 054A Jiangkai-II Class FFG 529 Zhoushan
The Type 054A is the new-generation multirole missile frigate developed from the Type 054 (Jiangkai Class), incorporated with improved weapon systems and sensors.. The first and third hull were built by the Huangpu Shipyard, and the second and fourth by the Hudong-zhonghua Shipyard.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

China deploys new tanks on Tibetan Plateau

 Type 96 tanks, which is a third
generation tank in service in PLA.
It features a 125 mm smoothbore gun, with a 1000 hp diesel engine.
An estimated 1,500 Type 96 tanks are currently in service with the PLA.
China is slowly building up the infrastructures on Tibet to allow more rapid deployment of troops. We shall see more military maneuvers in Tibet.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Iran new Thamen Radar System

Iran's air defense will deploy a new domestically-manufactured radar system in the near future, says the commander of the Iranian Army.

Photo of the day: Other recently surfaced ZBL09 variants.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

India 8 MQ-4C BAMS UAVs

To ensure continuous coverage of its oceanic frontiers, the Indian navy would need six to eight Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned air systems (UAS).

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Indian Second Embraer EMB-145I

Indian air force and the DRDO signed a contract Embraer the supply of three EMB-145, designed for installation in aircraft of Indian, in 2008. Its value is $ 250 million. The Brazilians made ​​the first aircraft test flight in December last year.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Russia T-50 Fighter Jet

Inconspicuous and important aspect of T-50
From the outset, the project promising aviation complex tactical aviation (PAK FA) has been surrounded by rumors and controversies. The majority of them dealt with only two or three directions, such as the feasibility of the project, cost and characteristics of the finished aircraft. Since that time the design was completed, was built three prototypes, and spores are in the old way. But with all the modern aviation is not only an economic or tactical side, but also technological. And it is directly related to the two aforementioned. But for some strange reason technology incorporated in the PAK FA has not yet been awarded as a broad discussion that, for example, the cost of the project.
Inconspicuous and important aspect of T-50
First of all it is worth noting a large number of aircraft components made of composite materials. They have long been the de facto standard for global aviation, but the T-50 fighter jet, designed for the PAK FA program, in this respect is the record holder among domestic military vehicles. The fact that composites make up a quarter of the dry weight of the aircraft. Given the strength and mass properties of composites and metals, one can imagine how many hundreds of pounds of weight was saved designers. 
Inconspicuous and important aspect of T-50
The savings in weight clearly "demonstrated" the outer surface of the T-50: 70% of its area is made of carbon fiber. At the same time, composites are not a panacea, they, like any other technology, too, have enough problems. For example, the composite skin aircraft from lightning can be dangerous for the whole structure. Carbon composites, having at its core carbon, conductive, but their resistance is much greater than that of metals. As a result, carbon fiber detail under the influence of lightning can be melted and even collapse. 
To effectively "drip" of electricity to the body plane in the atmosphere is important to lower the resistance of the assembly. Especially in order to ensure the safe operation of aircraft T-50, as well as other types, with the outer parts of the composite materials, the All-Russia Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM) was created by a new variety of carbon fiber. The essence of know-how lies in the fact that the new composite is composed of specially selected ingredients that increase the electrical and thermal conductivity of the details. This achieves reasonable protection against discharges of atmospheric electricity, as compared with traditional methods of combating zippers (metal mesh) is also achieved savings in weight - about 300-500 grams per square meter of surface. In addition, unlike metal meshes, special conductive carbon fiber does not increase the visibility of the aircraft radar.

Widespread use of composite materials, in addition to the gain in weight, had an impact on costs. Compared with almost all metal Su-27, T-50 is composed of four smaller number of parts, which ultimately affects the speed of manufacturing / assembly, and the price of the finished airframe. Against the backdrop of an expensive avionics peculiar to the fourth and fifth generation fighters, the gain in the price structure is unlikely to be superfluous. 
The requirements for the fifth generation fighters have a point of relatively low visibility. If the reduction in visibility of aircraft in the infrared spectrum is a problem mainly engineers, motormen, the radar low profile - is the responsibility of materials science. In particular, so much of the outer surface of the T-50 airframe is made ​​of composite materials that reflect radio waves worse than metal. However, the visibility of the aircraft is affected not only the material and shape of the external surfaces. Under certain conditions, unmask undistinguished in every respect a fighter can even inside of the cab. 
The fact that "humanise" contours of the workplace can only be a pilot to a certain point, when this improvement will come into conflict with the ergonomics. Therefore, another solution is needed that is not associated with the relinking of ejection seat, instrument panel and controls. The most obvious way to avoid detection because of the cabin - to isolate it from external radio waves. With this responsibility, for example, to cope canopy. To do this on his glass or plastic should be applied a special screening coverage. Thereby coated engineers engaged in Obninsk CVTs "Technology". And we can not say that they did not succeed. Who is "Technology" tests are finished with the new light coating. It is expected that they will be installed on new copies of the T-50. 
The technology is relatively simple: glass or plastic flashlight in a special installation of the magnetron is covered with several layers of special composition. Details of the secret recipe, but we know that in the coating composition contains gold, tin and indium. Cover lamp is made ​​in five phases, during each of which is formed on the glass layer with a thickness less than 20 nanometers. Judging by the cover materials used in the lantern with such protection is an expensive pleasure. At the same time, representatives of CVTs 'Technology' claim that a light is needed no more than two or three grams of gold. So, only the material to cover one lamp cost 3-6 thousand rubles. 
As the plane gets for the money? The main advantage of the new cover - a significant reduction in the transmission of radio waves. Argued that light with a spraying pass them 250 times worse than without it. Thus, the "interior" cockpit aircraft will not be able to give the enemy radar. Also, spraying the inside of the lamp protects the cockpit, especially plastic, from the infrared and ultraviolet radiation. There are cases when under the influence of sunlight the plastic parts that are in the cabin, much worse, they become fragile and brittle. Moreover, there is information that a "deterioration" belts led to the deaths of the pilots during ejection. As a result, the development of CVTs "Technology" works not only on the tactical characteristics of the aircraft, but also on its safety.
It is necessary to make a small reservation. The interior of the cabin are usually less efficient reflective surface than the engine compressor blades. You could even say that the invisibility of the cab is just a "nice addition" and more attention should be paid to hide the engine. To do this for a long time aircraft are equipped with air intake channel of curved form. Because of this air can normally flow into the engine, and radio waves because of their straight-line distribution - no. As a result, the visibility of the aircraft in front of the projection is significantly reduced. 
There are also reports that the T-50 channels, air ducts, too, made ​​of composite materials. In conjunction with the specific contours of the airframe of an integrated circuit that should give a tangible reduction in visibility without compromising the basic characteristics. Unfortunately, most of the information on the project PAK-FA is still a secret and we have to settle for the crumbs that have been made ​​public. However, they are sufficient to improve the overall picture and keep it current. Small at first glance, the nuances of design, materials such as individual parts or features of the lamp cover, usually do not attract attention. But they can give a lot of food for thought and analysis.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Iran Missile Boat with a Missile System Merhab

The Iranian missile boat with a missile system Merhab
 While passing the Strait of Hormuz in the military exercise "Velayat-90" Iran's navy carried out a test developed by the Iranian military, anti-aircraft missile system called Merhab. Launch occurred with converted Iranian military missile boat P 228 Gorz (the French model of development such as La Combattante II, constructed in 1978). As noted by Agence France-Presse, through the Strait of Hormuz is more than a third of all the oil vessels in the world, making it a strategic target for Iran.

Land Sector is Central to BAE in India

‘The major investment that we have made in Defence Land Systems India (DLSI) is a recognition that for us this has become a home market. The only way to gain access to a home market is to be onshore and to be national,' Dean McCumiskey, chief executive officer of BAE Systems India, told Shephard at Defexpo India 2012.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

India to Deploy Two Nuclear Submarines

India will operate two nuclear powered submarines soon as it inducts the Russian Nerpa and launches the indigenous INS Arihant.

India is also testing the Sagarika K-15 missile that will be carried by INS Arihant, V K Saraswat said, adding that more than 10 test launches have been carried out in the Bay of Bengal.

F-22 Raptor Incidents Still a Mystery, Panel Finds


F-22 Raptors that resulted in a lack of oxygen affecting pilots, but said in a Pentagon press conference on Thursday that they are confident that the fighter’s oxygen system does not pose any unnecessary risk.