Future wars to be fought by machines: DRDO Chief

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  1. JAISWAL

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    DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat, who is also
    the scientific advisor to the Union government’s
    ministry of defence, said future warfare would be
    on a remote level, without contact and minus
    conventional weapons. He underlined the need to
    develop systems like high-power lasers and
    ‘guided’ energy weapons.
    Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat was conferred a
    doctorate in Science by the KL University during
    its second convocation in Vaddes-waram village
    of Guntur district on Monday.
    Speaking on the occasion he said, the defence
    scientists had made great strides in the
    development of Micro electro mechanical
    systems-based censor technologies, smart
    materials, Network Centric Warfare, Nano-
    materials/nano composites, nano fuels and nano
    censors.
    Dr Saraswat said that another incredible
    achievement of DRDO was the indigenously
    developed light combat aircraft Tejas.
    Describing the development of the first nuclear
    submarine, INS Arihant, as an engineering
    ‘marvel’, he pointed out that with its launch, India
    had joined the exclusive club of similar six
    countries.
    The DRDO scientists are now working for the
    development of scramjet-propelled aircraft
    required for hypersonic flight, which could reach
    New York from Delhi in an hour.
    He said “Demand for skilled engineers and
    technologists will increase in the coming years in
    the country, with science and technology more
    actively pursued.” He suggested that the country
    introduce schemes which would ensure more
    fluid collaborations between scientists,
    technologists and industry, academic institutions
    and research and development laboratories.
    Addressing the university students and faculty,
    he said the mission of the DRDO is to design and
    develop state-of-the-art defence systems and technologies required for the country.
     
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  3. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Air power at one time was said to be able to win a war alone. History shows we will always need infantrymen. Real people. There is no substitute for the guy in the foxhole with the enemy in his sights.
     
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    They say airpower cant win a war, but that is not true,, USA defeated Japan with airpower, thought it took a couple of atomic bombs to do it. But because some was true in the past dont mean its going to be true in the future. With the advent of smart bombs, it may be able to win a war with air power alone.

    It would be brutal but with smart bombs a county with air superiority could take out every bridge, every utility, ever dam, communication facility. ship barge, even trucks and buses at a certain point air power could win.
     
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    Do tell how you occupy a territory with smart bombs.
     
  7. LETHALFORCE

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    Air power and smart bombs are good against nations with limited air defenses.
    but they don't automatically guarantee a win, vietnam and afghanistan are good
    examples.
     
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    You dont occupy the terroritory, you give the people there the choice of living in the stone age or doing what ever they are told.
     
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    We did not have smart bombs in vietnam, and we have not put smart bombs to use to the point of destroying Afganstan or Pakistan. How would life be in your country with out power, sewage or water plants, all bridges, dams destroyd, all communications facilites and no trucks allowed to move. no goverment buildings, ships, barges.with drones patrolling every road and overhead 24 hours a day.
     
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    They were guided bombs, more bombs were dropped in Vietnam than in ww2 and
    it still did not defeat the communists.
     
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    I will have to admit it did not, though there were not many smart bombs available dureing vietnam, bombing N Vietnam did force them to the table and the release of american prisioners.
     
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    That's why those people say fvck it and develop nukes, because they know that even 1 or 2 nukes will scare Uncle Sam off. Case in point: North Korea.
     
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    No smart bombs in Vietnam, but orange juice.

    By the way, it's mainly the US navy who defeated the japanese.

    The first rank US military force won't tolerate their contributions being stolen by the second rank US military force.
     
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    Well, you can't occupy ground without boots... but French air power has been the deciding factor in all three African interventions.
     
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    Deciding Factor now you have to push your analysis a bit further.

    Airpower useful against poor Libya, Ivory Coast that possess no airforce and derelict air defense system but can it be the lone winning factor in all out war?

    Airpower is more like to complement the Infantry who will always remain the key factor on the battlefield. Let's take last war India fought the Mirage-2000 was used to attack key target which eased the task of Infantry but airstrikes itself could not have helped us win this war.
     
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    Well, take Libya... we had worthless rebels that couldn't move one inch without an airstrike. You are just talking about bodies to hold ground there. Take Mali, the local Army here is utterly worthless in combat, we just need them to hold ground. Cote d'Ivoire was just about scaring Gbagbo to surrender, it was French bombs hitting his compound that did that job. We have three interventions that were decided by air power. Of course you need bodies, but it seems a superior Air Force can substitute a shitty Army.
     
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    Seriously you are taking Mali and Libya as paradigm to follow?
    Here even our smallest neighbour Bangladesh has Mig-29 in its airforce, airpower is a winning factor but not decisive factor for us we will still need infantry.
     
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    And that where a superior AF comes into play again. You first have to gain air superiority so you can bomb the crap out of them. Air power was a major factor in the Gulf War, but surveillance and weapons have come so far, it can define the battle field now.
     
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    Foot soldier wins the war even in mordern day warfare:thumb:
     

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