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21 Comments on "Eurofighter’s Pitch To The Indian Navy"
"Under development": on paper, for sure. On paper you can easily integrate thrust vectoring, add non-existing AESA radar, put whatever armaments you wish, and so on. Reality is technically much more complicated and associated costs for development and integration would hardly lead this paper project anywhere. Not to mention that none of the European nations supporting the Typhoon has any interest in this hypothetic project and that EADS has no experience in this kind of seaborne aircraft. Nice artist view, anyway !
can u post picture of rear cockpit of rafale
Which capabilities, A2A or A2G, are more crucial for IAF in case of MMRCA requirements? And which types of aircraft in the current IAF inventory MMRCA is supposed to replace in the first place?
BOTH A2A AND A2G ARE CRUCIAL REMEMBER MIG-27 IS AGEING AS WELL AS JAG
That is an adaptation of my IAC drawing.
Mazumdar from Bharat Rakshak
Actually all 6 contenders are multi-role fighters. There are no pure A2G or A2A in this race. However, each one may offer something that gives it an edge in one role over the other.
@Anon10.23: French Rafale also fulfill your criterias: combat proven, designed from the early beginning in both Navy and Air versions, and so on. AESA radar has been qualified and will equip operational Rafale Mk-4 in 2013. That leads to 2 proven & state-of-the-art seaborne plateforms, would make a superb competition !
As regards to the post, The MOD may prefer the F-18 based on logic, but it should be kept in mind that supplies from the US are not guaranteed always due to political misgivings and issues with Pakistan.Also, technology transfer is not somethin Boeing will readily do, but the Typhoon is more willing.Apart from Technical factors, there are many other issues to be considered. defence production self reliance is not somethin you can guarantee from US imports.
Eurofighter Typhoon : 70 000 euro per fly hourNaval Typhoon : 80 000 ? 90 0000 ? 100 000 ?
I doubt the costs will decrease
If you had any logic, you would not have suggested tying ourselves up with strings unnecessarily where products are available from so many other sources too.
"Proven" is often used as a euphemism for obsolete. Here that's what electronics has done to the obsolete unkil birds
Well the Tejas Mk2 version for navy would be a better option & be ready by 2016 ,EF Typhoon would not be of much use then,therefore why 2 buy it 😉
UK has rejected the naval version of Eurofighter in favour of JSF-35 so waht is the logic behind going for this plane?
Why are we even entertaining this farce? What's wrong with the MiG-29K and Tejas? Does the Navy want a logistical nightmare like the IAF?
If the they yet another fighter so badly why not atleast go for the 5th gen F-35?