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28 Comments on "She’s back!"

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7 years 9 days ago

What a surprise! The french threaten to sell Nuclear technology to Pakistan two weeks back and look how India caved !

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7 years 9 days ago

Now possible MMS will use French planes to deliver nukes to Puke instead

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7 years 9 days ago

Shiv uncle, I have come to Delhi from Meerut and joined Army ublic School in Ist standard and Poda bhayya in 3rd standard.

We will stay in Manekshaw Marg army officers flats, third floor.

Aap hamari mummy se jalool jalool milne aana. Aap hamare ghar jalool aana, Manekshaw Marg mein aur hamare ghar khaana bhi khaana

Cheeni Sharma
c/o 56 APO

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7 years 8 days ago

buy only rafale,mig35 ,these two aircrafts are better than others

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7 years 8 days ago

which one is better – rafale or mig35 ??

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7 years 8 days ago

which one is better – rafale or
mig35
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rafale is best of all

mig35 is cheaper and has commonality with mig29,mig29k

both of these comes without hiccups and sovereign authority over aircraft and its software

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7 years 7 days ago

Happy to see her back cos Rafael is the most matured system after F18 in this competition. All other competitors have yet to qualify with their AESA radars.
But still the cost of Mirage 2000 upgrade is making my stomach churn.

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7 years 7 days ago

We should buy the British Spitfires.

Teja
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7 years 7 days ago

The french cannot sell their nuclear technology to pakistan as US will not let it happen.

They do not want to see a nuclear taliban…do they now…

Any way..I still say we go for Mig 35….
That baby is hot

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7 years 6 days ago
to shiv and friends france talking with UAE to sell 60 rafales for $ 9-10 billion US currency do we really afford 126 of these jetsalong with TOT,i don’t think so let alone maintain them for 40 years typhoon will be still costlier than this,just think how much f16 blk50/52 without AESA still costs 60 million US dollars to turkey despite turkey has infrastructure and trained personnel already and turkey has build f16 at home with TOTeven su30mki comes cheaper than this morocco bought f16 blk50/52 for 100 million US dollars which included ground based infrastucture,training,and spares mig29k with AESA… Read more »
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7 years 6 days ago

gripen NG/IN has operating cost less than 3000 dollars per hour

but again in gripen IN there are

SYSTEMS FROM USA

engine,wheel brake and controls,audio management system,air data computer
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SYSTEMS FROM UK

control stick,throttle lever,some parts of airframe,refuelling probe,ejection seat,enviromental systems,landing gear,hydraulic system
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SYSTEMS FROM FRANCE

fuel systems,may be AESA radar
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GUN IS FROM GERMANY
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SYSTEMS FROM SWEDEN

rodome,parts of airframe and landing gear,MFD,flight control systems,system computer

and this is gripen IN

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7 years 6 days ago

sorry

85 gripen NG were offered to netherlands instead of norway

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7 years 6 days ago

Do not worry about French selling Nuclear tech to Pakistan. If the French won’t, Chinese will Or US will via Chinese. It is all a game to control India, not Pakistan.

Besides, I say let them gift Pakistan as many ICBMs and hydrogen bombs as they want. We all know that Pakis are eventually going to be using them on Paris and Pentagon anyway, roflmao.

Any day now, JDAM in US or Europe. AoA.

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7 years 6 days ago
Those days have gone when when IAF could only ask for cheap and affordable jets like LCA. Now we can afford the best. By the time MMRCA jets will be joining the IAF our defense budget would have grown to about $50 billion. The problem with Mig 35 (apart from the fact that it does not exist as yet) is sanctity of Russian contracts. Also MMRCA is supposed to be on the lighter side with low operating cost. Not many people realize that Mig29/35 is actually bigger than F18 or any other aircraft in this competition. At this point if… Read more »
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7 years 6 days ago
to anon at 7.48 who told you that mig35 doesn’t exixt,if mig35 doen’t exixt then why did russians wrote down mig35 on that aircraft,according to you as if russians don’t even know what they are doing and from where you get this info about that only f18 with apg79 can defeat cruise missiles there is rafale,typhoon fitted with aesa radar are more than match to defeat cruise missiles and we already have su30 which can defeat cruise missiles and if money is doesn’t matters then typhoon and rafale beat f18 along wiht its apg79 hands down and if u say… Read more »
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7 years 6 days ago

Not many people realize that Mig29/35 is actually bigger than F18 or any other aircraft in this competition.
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when empty and unloaded both f18e and mig35 weigh around same and both are of similar dimensions

only rafale,typhoon weigh less and both are of smaller size

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7 years 6 days ago

After building an AESA it takes years to develop and fine tune algorithms to process the data being received from the sensor. Radar reflections from different types of targets in different environmental conditions must be tested to build the data base to allow the sensor identify targets reliably. Remember the software component of a modern combat aircraft is the most difficult and expensive to develop.
Only AGP79 is matured in this regard. Followed by RBE2 AESA which has undergone over 5 years of testing. All other systems in question are in their infancy.

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7 years 6 days ago

Yes the Russians painted “Mig35” on a Mig29. It was a technology demonstrator.

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7 years 6 days ago

Oh, about the cruise missile defense. LLQRM is a point defense system and can only defend important targets. No ground based radar can detect a low flying CM beyond 20-25km. The preferred defense against CM involves use of interceptor aircraft. The aircraft sensor becomes even more important because even AWACS cant keep continuous track of low flying targets in our Himalayan frontiers.

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7 years 5 days ago
After building an AESA it takes years to develop and fine tune algorithms to process the data being received from the sensor. Radar reflections from different types of targets in different environmental conditions must be tested to build the data base to allow the sensor identify targets reliably. Remember the software component of a modern combat aircraft is the most difficult and expensive to develop.Only AGP79 is matured in this regard. Followed by RBE2 AESA which has undergone over 5 years of testing. All other systems in question are in their infancy. ————————————as if we are going to induct f18… Read more »
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7 years 5 days ago

and yes su30mki will be fitted with irbis e radar which has much better detection range than apg79

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7 years 5 days ago
Lets not get into irbis e vs AESA. There is good reason why IAF has set AESA as a precondition for MMRCA. Su30 and irbis e are not in competition for MMRCA.We sure wont induct any MMRCA next month but all the contenders are going to be tested in the coming months. So far nobody except F18 and Rafael is ready for these tests. How can we select a system which has not been developed yet. What is the point of these tests if we are to select the winner on the basis of hypothetical capabilities that have not been… Read more »
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7 years 4 days ago
to anon at 3.32 We sure wont induct any MMRCA next month but all the contenders are going to be tested in the coming months. So far nobody except F18 and Rafael is ready for these tests. How can we select a system which has not been developed yet———————————how long it takes to evaluate aesa radar capability,i say no more than 3-4 hours in flight and how long it takes to evaluate fighter capability no more than 5-6 flights in various configurations and india has taken 8 years and what is the difference between the tech of rbe2 aesa and… Read more »
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7 years 4 days ago
IAF has already clarified MMRCA competition will be over and contract signed by the end of 2010. Let me put it this way. Can you use the same photo editing software for an image taken by a mobile phone camera and one taken by Nikkon D5000? Even though both cameras work in the visible spectrum there is a huge difference in the quality and quantity of data generated. Once an AESA array is ready the radar must be flight tested for several years to generate the required data and develop suitable algorithms to exploit the enhanced capability of the radar.… Read more »
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7 years 4 days ago
to anon at 10.46 They are now onto their 4 gen of fighter AESA with AGP-81. Europeans and the Russians cant bridge this gap overnight or even over a decade just like the Americans cant easily bridge the gap with Russian technology in niche areas like rocket propulsion.———————————-yes european aesa radars are of same tech as of apg79,and you should also do not have doubt about this as well,european software isn’t bad or second to none US developing aesa tech for last 25 years so what,only mass production started in 2005 with f22 induction and europeans aesa radar will go… Read more »
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7 years 4 days ago
to anon at 1009 Yes we chose to be guinea pigs for Su30MKI and consequently we suffered delays. IAF is keen to avoid uncertainty this time.————————————this is just you hype or phobia created by media now days for russian hardware just seeaustralians paid $ 6 billion in AUSSIE currency or $ 4.8 billion in US currency for 24 f18e and this costs $ 200 million per f18e which include ground equipment,taining,simulator,and manitiance for 10 yeras compared to what russians asking $ 75 million per mig29k for next 30 which include ground equipment,taining,simulator as well include aesa radar ,yes there are… Read more »
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7 years 4 days ago
Take a look at this AESA Techpaper. Americans have been flying AESA since 1988. Just to correct myself- AGP79 is their fourth gen AESA. AGP81 is fifth gen.I have already explained to you, the AESA needs to be flown to generate data first. Europeans have only started testing their AESA. And it is more difficult to develop the software than it is to develop the radar. Why you think EF Typhoon hasn’t yet opened its full air to ground envelop despite several years of testing. It often takes 10 years for a new system to mature and become reliable. Americans… Read more »
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7 years 2 days ago
Also note F18 has more fuel efficient engines, longer engine life and lower MTBF than Mig29/35.———————————-so what the mid life upgrade of mig is still cheaper several millions $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ just see mirage2000 upgrade deal cost $ 40 million per aircraft no new engine(don’t need new engine) mig29 upgrade cost 16 million per aircraft with 2 new rd33-3 engines on each mig29 so it doesn’t matter which engine has more life in mid life upgrade the radar is already outdated has to be thrown in dustbin just like radars of m2000,mig29 american flying aesa since 1988 so what they were flying… Read more »
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