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  1. #201
    Quote Originally Posted by Serendib View Post
    18 new airplanes to be purchased for the Sri Lanka airforce.
    Source:Lankadeepa - 2017-10-04
    Do you have a link for this?

  2. #202
    Quote Originally Posted by fdk2008 View Post
    Do you have a link for this?
    18 new airplanes to be purchased for the Sri Lanka airforce.
    Source:Lankadeepa - 2017-10-04
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  3. #203
    Japan likely to deliver two P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft's to SLAF.

    The P-3 Orion is used by numerous navies and air forces around the world, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

    If Sri Lanka does end up taking the former Japanese P-3s, it may find itself with high-time airframes with much of the most capable equipment removed; although there are options for airframe life-extension and avionics upgrade packages available.

    Lockheed Martin is offering a midlife upgrade to the Orion that it says removes all current airframe flight restrictions and provides 15,000 additional flight hours by the installation of new, enhanced design wings and horizontal stabilizers built with improved corrosion-resistant materials.


  4. #204
    Quote Originally Posted by max View Post
    japan likely to deliver two p-3 orion maritime surveillance aircraft's to slaf.

    The p-3 orion is used by numerous navies and air forces around the world, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

    If sri lanka does end up taking the former japanese p-3s, it may find itself with high-time airframes with much of the most capable equipment removed; although there are options for airframe life-extension and avionics upgrade packages available.

    Lockheed martin is offering a midlife upgrade to the orion that it says removes all current airframe flight restrictions and provides 15,000 additional flight hours by the installation of new, enhanced design wings and horizontal stabilizers built with improved corrosion-resistant materials.

    wow!

  5. #205
    Guys - think!

    You know how 'Business' is done in Sri Lanka. These military deals are no different than any other corrupt deals.

    This has nothing to do with Airforce requirements - it's all about the Commissions and other bribes and kickbacks associated with all the corrupt deals.

    Once again a few will profit at the expense of the entire country!
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  6. #206
    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    Japan likely to deliver two P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft's to SLAF.

    The P-3 Orion is used by numerous navies and air forces around the world, primarily for maritime patrol, reconnaissance, anti-surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

    If Sri Lanka does end up taking the former Japanese P-3s, it may find itself with high-time airframes with much of the most capable equipment removed; although there are options for airframe life-extension and avionics upgrade packages available.

    Lockheed Martin is offering a midlife upgrade to the Orion that it says removes all current airframe flight restrictions and provides 15,000 additional flight hours by the installation of new, enhanced design wings and horizontal stabilizers built with improved corrosion-resistant materials.

    P3 is very capable platform for surveillance activities i would say (Counter smuggling, anti-piracy etc). plus it's high time we setup Naval air arm and allocate these sort of assets to them. i'm not sure why we operate a Separate Airforce element in-fact it should be a Naval Air arm we should go forward. this is just my idea.
    Last edited by ruslan047910; 08-10-2017 at 09:55 AM.

  7. #207
    Quote Originally Posted by Serendib View Post
    18 new airplanes to be purchased for the Sri Lanka airforce.
    Source:Lankadeepa - 2017-10-04
    Does SLAF really need them, or just another shady transaction for some goons to make a few quick bucks ?

  8. #208
    https://www.defensenews.com/naval/20...rion-aircraft/

    Of particular interest...

    According to Japan’s Nikkei Asian Review, Malaysia approached Japan for a donation of its retired P-3Cs. However, Nikkei noted that Japan’s parliament will need to revise the foundational law of the Ministry of Defense that would allow equipment to be given to other nations at no cost, as currently some form of compensation is required by law for the transfer of Japanese national assets

    If Malaysia does end up taking the former Japanese P-3s, it may find itself with high-time airframes with much of the most capable equipment removed; although there are options for airframe life-extension and avionics upgrade packages available.


    Not sure why we need a naval air arm other than helicopters for the navy and coastgaurd.
    Last edited by LukeSkywalker; 08-10-2017 at 10:32 PM.

  9. #209
    Quote Originally Posted by ejanson65 View Post
    Guys - think!

    You know how 'Business' is done in Sri Lanka. These military deals are no different than any other corrupt deals.

    This has nothing to do with Airforce requirements - it's all about the Commissions and other bribes and kickbacks associated with all the corrupt deals.

    Once again a few will profit at the expense of the entire country!
    Though I hate the commies, times like this make me consider becoming a commie

    Ah, well, the issue is, running a country takes lot of talent, and skills and resource.

    Unfortunately, the ones who can make a change aren't interested, or being kept away.

    Or being scared with the amount of violence.

    For comparison:

    .........

    Qualifications for membership of Parliament

    45.—(1) Subject to this Article, a person shall not be qualified to be a Member of Parliament who —

    (a) is and has been found or declared to be of unsound mind;

    (b) is an undischarged bankrupt;

    (c) holds an office of profit;

    (d) having been nominated for election to Parliament or the office of President or having acted as election agent to a person so nominated, has failed to lodge any return of election expenses required by law within the time and in the manner so required;

    (e) has been convicted of an offence by a court of law in Singapore or Malaysia and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year or to a fine of not less than $2,000 and has not received a free pardon:
    Provided that where the conviction is by a court of law in Malaysia, the person shall not be so disqualified unless the offence is also one which, had it been committed in Singapore, would have been punishable by a court of law in Singapore;

    (f)has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of, or exercised rights of citizenship in, a foreign country or has made a declaration of allegiance to a foreign country; or
    (g)is disqualified under any law relating to offences in connection with elections to Parliament or the office of President by reason of having been convicted of such an offence or having in proceedings relating to such an election been proved guilty of an act constituting such an offence.

  10. #210
    Think about this:- Who represents the biggest threat to the country?

    USA?
    Russia?
    China?
    India?

    or your Corrupt, Incompetent Politicians/family members/cronies/Criminal Scum/Racketeers

    Something for everyone to think about.
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  11. #211
    Quote Originally Posted by ejanson65 View Post
    Think about this:- Who represents the biggest threat to the country?

    USA?
    Russia?
    China?
    India?

    or your Corrupt, Incompetent Politicians/family members/cronies/Criminal Scum/Racketeers

    Something for everyone to think about.
    Unfortunately someone is happy to whip up national phobia and just fear mongering just to get elected, they don't give a f*k on what happens to the country or people just hold office. Now there is no internal threat make up an external one.

    This is what has been happening since independence and it's always a sad case of what could have been...

  12. #212
    Quote Originally Posted by ecureilx View Post
    Though I hate the commies, times like this make me consider becoming a commie

    Ah, well, the issue is, running a country takes lot of talent, and skills and resource.

    Unfortunately, the ones who can make a change aren't interested, or being kept away.

    Or being scared with the amount of violence.

    For comparison:

    .........

    Qualifications for membership of Parliament

    45.—(1) Subject to this Article, a person shall not be qualified to be a Member of Parliament who —

    (a) is and has been found or declared to be of unsound mind;

    (b) is an undischarged bankrupt;

    (c) holds an office of profit;

    (d) having been nominated for election to Parliament or the office of President or having acted as election agent to a person so nominated, has failed to lodge any return of election expenses required by law within the time and in the manner so required;

    (e) has been convicted of an offence by a court of law in Singapore or Malaysia and sentenced to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year or to a fine of not less than $2,000 and has not received a free pardon:
    Provided that where the conviction is by a court of law in Malaysia, the person shall not be so disqualified unless the offence is also one which, had it been committed in Singapore, would have been punishable by a court of law in Singapore;

    (f)has voluntarily acquired the citizenship of, or exercised rights of citizenship in, a foreign country or has made a declaration of allegiance to a foreign country; or
    (g)is disqualified under any law relating to offences in connection with elections to Parliament or the office of President by reason of having been convicted of such an offence or having in proceedings relating to such an election been proved guilty of an act constituting such an offence.
    And they came to study SL as a role model for development in the 60s, as I mentioned in my previous post it's always going to be a case of what have been

  13. #213
    Quote Originally Posted by LukeSkywalker View Post
    Unfortunately someone is happy to whip up national phobia and just fear mongering just to get elected, they don't give a f*k on what happens to the country or people just hold office. Now there is no internal threat make up an external one.

    This is what has been happening since independence and it's always a sad case of what could have been...
    https://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Pois.../dp/9555800944

    Should mandatory reading for all Sri Lankans.

    A very detailed analysis of what went wrong from Independence to 1983. A very sad story.

    Very apt title - says it all.
    Last edited by ejanson65; 09-10-2017 at 01:44 PM. Reason: added text
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

  14. #214
    Quote Originally Posted by ejanson65 View Post
    Think about this:- Who represents the biggest threat to the country?

    USA?
    Russia?
    China?
    India?

    or your Corrupt, Incompetent Politicians/family members/cronies/Criminal Scum/Racketeers

    Something for everyone to think about.
    So why shouldn't we buy the Russian Frigate, a dozen Mig 29s, and a few IL 76, and a few of this and that ?

    To defend the nation The nation that has no external threats, so to speak of, other than the conspiracy theory believers who still think Bankrupt Russia and busy body US is meddling in SLs affairs...

    (Sarcasm mode on .. )

  15. #215
    Quote Originally Posted by ecureilx View Post
    So why shouldn't we buy the Russian Frigate, a dozen Mig 29s, and a few IL 76, and a few of this and that ?

    To defend the nation The nation that has no external threats, so to speak of, other than the conspiracy theory believers who still think Bankrupt Russia and busy body US is meddling in SLs affairs...

    (Sarcasm mode on .. )

    You forgot to mention the many external threats that threaten the very existence and the moral fibre of the country... We need considerable arsenal to wallop them and not be puppets of the international community

  16. #216
    Quote Originally Posted by LukeSkywalker View Post

    You forgot to mention the many external threats that threaten the very existence and the moral fibre of the country... We need considerable arsenal to wallop them and not be puppets of the international community
    I was talking to a SL businessman, let's say, in the mega rich category.

    He insisted the Americans training with Sri Lanka is preparation for some conspiracy.

    Conspiracy for what ? To steal ???? What ? Bases to be close to India ? Isn't India now buddy buddy with US ? So much so, India is one of the few countries to get the P8 and C17 ..

    Gone are the days any foreign power needs boots on the ground to cause trouble. All can be done remotely, if they really want to. or satellite ..

    A couple of Cruise missiles, and couple of underwater Autonomous vessels, and an innocent accident destroying a mega container ship.

    Didn't want to tell him, that kind of boots on the ground stuff don't fly ..

    Maybe he's convinced Sri Lanka needs the expensive Frigate, and weapons, and maybe an aircraft carrier ?

    And maybe 6 Large Cargo Planes ?

    And maybe 100 attack helicopters ?

  17. #217
    Conspiracy is a crazy theory. Our economy is in trouble. That is totally true. If we modernize our Armed Forces, we should do that according to our economy.

    Policy makers should have clear idea(Which they don't have) what are the priorities.

    We all know that we don't have any external threat. Assume that we have, as a small country with small economy we cannot go to war except solve that using diplomatic mission.

    We CANNOT say "Now there is no internal threat!!" This is what happen in 1970/80s. Our military was unable to tackle insurgency in north mainly due to lack of resources. If we were able to control LTTE in their early days, We are not in a situation like this..

    Yes we don't have internal threat now,but how can you so sure there will be anything in future?? Nothing is impossible

    And all of us know that constitutional reforms are coming. Most of the powers will be given to regions like Land, Police,etc. At least Central government should have strong Armed Force to tackle any challenges.

    I'm not saying that we need bunch of Russian Frigates, a dozen Mig 29s, Large Cargo Planes , 100 attack helicopters. We won the war using those???? We won the war against one of most ruthless terrorist organization using 2nd hand, old arsenel. That is why I said Policy makers should think about needs of the country.

    But maintaining Armed Forces comparing to our economy is mandatory and one of top priority. Otherwise if we have to face another insurgency or what ever like recent civil war, It is better to delete this thread, because nothing will left in Sri Lanka to talk.

  18. #218
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Conspiracy is a crazy theory. Our economy is in trouble. That is totally true. If we modernize our Armed Forces, we should do that according to our economy.

    Policy makers should have clear idea(Which they don't have) what are the priorities.

    We all know that we don't have any external threat. Assume that we have, as a small country with small economy we cannot go to war except solve that using diplomatic mission.

    We CANNOT say "Now there is no internal threat!!" This is what happen in 1970/80s. Our military was unable to tackle insurgency in north mainly due to lack of resources. If we were able to control LTTE in their early days, We are not in a situation like this..

    Yes we don't have internal threat now,but how can you so sure there will be anything in future?? Nothing is impossible

    And all of us know that constitutional reforms are coming. Most of the powers will be given to regions like Land, Police,etc. At least Central government should have strong Armed Force to tackle any challenges.

    I'm not saying that we need bunch of Russian Frigates, a dozen Mig 29s, Large Cargo Planes , 100 attack helicopters. We won the war using those???? We won the war against one of most ruthless terrorist organization using 2nd hand, old arsenel. That is why I said Policy makers should think about needs of the country.

    But maintaining Armed Forces comparing to our economy is mandatory and one of top priority. Otherwise if we have to face another insurgency or what ever like recent civil war, It is better to delete this thread, because nothing will left in Sri Lanka to talk.
    Even funny, when you realise a POOR country like NZ ( ) gave up their fighters as they foresaw no major conflicts they will get involved, and need any fighters..

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_...land_Air_Force

    And in comparison, Singapore Air Force is pretty strong, since, they are surrounded by countries that have been riling up things, and / or threatened them directly in one way or other, countries who are threatened by Singapore's economic might. And, also, Singapore is an Active partner with US, involved in AF and IQ. And you can guess the threats they are facing.

  19. #219

    Defence Ministry proposes new Naval Air Force wing

    http://www.dailynews.lk/2017/10/12/l...air-force-wing

    I could have sworn I heard this somewhere else

    The present threats emanating from the Indian Ocean due to Sri Lanka’s geostrategic location has called for establishment of a Naval-Air Force wing to secure our waters with greater surveillance and striking capabilities, stated the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense today.

  20. #220
    Quote Originally Posted by LukeSkywalker View Post
    http://www.dailynews.lk/2017/10/12/l...air-force-wing

    I could have sworn I heard this somewhere else

    The present threats emanating from the Indian Ocean due to Sri Lanka’s geostrategic location has called for establishment of a Naval-Air Force wing to secure our waters with greater surveillance and striking capabilities, stated the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense today.
    At least you know where the Commissions will be going!
    Always fly a stable approach - it's the only stability you'll find this business

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