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34 Comments on "CNN-IBN REPORT: Eurofighter, Rafale Lead MMRCA Pack"
Same old rehashing of rumours which mean nothing until price negotiations begin. The jet that meet requirements at acceptable price would be on top.
And the best choice is Rafale because is "Combat proven" in Afghanistan and in Libya (carrier operations, long radius missions for Armée de l'Air's Rafale, bombing with ASSM and SCALP-EG/Apache, reconnaissance missions, air-to-air refuelling…)
In the same time the British and Italian Eurofighter Ttphoons are only used for air-to-air missions… but Libyan AF has not operational fighters !!
India should mind its territorial needthe air craft which is good in thar region may not be apt in ladhak or arunachal prodesh
super hornet is perfectrafale has deep penetration qualityeurofighter gives india access to europe
As the number is going to be 280+India should split the contractSuper hornet=120Euro-fighter =90.rafale=80
Iaf shud be go rafel b,cos france is a real power of world it's policy not follw USA bt otr eurofiter country r nt reiable policy aginst indian kashmir and tarrism
super pig is far from being perfect, buddha
shiv u r late to post ths news. Bharat rakshak hd alrdy posted.
And finaly as i told, and again telling 'waiting for RAFALEs'
Why would in the hell India want to buy Eurofighter Typhoon or Dassault Rafale.
Eurofighter is too expensive and it's AESA radar is still underdevelopment.
India already buy french fighter the Mirage 2000H. The French Fighter is also expensive too. An also it's AESA radar is still underdevelopment.
If this report had said the teens were in the lead, Good lord almost everyone reading this blog would have jumped on it: CNN an American company, one of the two player one CNN-IBN, is out there pushing American product, or acting as a mouth-piece for the US businesses and the US Govt. I love this: If it's what you want to hear it's OK, anything else is a biased reporting.
I am tired of all this nonsense
GOOD NEWS !! bye bye americans !
Hey Shiv Can u post on the latest.. thread!!
Chinese army knocks at Kashmirs doors?
This comment does not hysterically rant and rave about it´s poster´s personal preferences and opinions on pros/cons of MMRCA tenders.
I have consistently said for many years now. The smart thing for the French would be to co-produce Rafale with India as the base and sell it world over with IAF for reference. Win-Win!
Those of you harping on the EFT, please do read this article.
As it has happened in the past when the IAF wanted the A-330 MRTT the Finance and the Defence Ministries disapproved of it saying that it was too expensive compared to the Russian IL-78. here also in case of MMRCA even if the IAF wants the Typhoon or the Rafale will the Ministry of Finance agree to this or they will force the enduser (IAF) in selecting a cheaper aircraft like the Gripen or the F-16.
I still think Gripen is the most fighter for the money, and it will probably give the most to the industry.
SAAB will share everything they know, and that is alot if you are willing to listen. They are world leaders when it commes to networking between fighters, and their fighters are reliable and cheap (for a modern fighter).
Sweden has a law forbidding arms sales to countries at war, but they dont break signed contracts. So once the deal is closed and signed, that law doesnt affect anything as far as I know.
As all of them are eagerly awaiting for F-35 to be brought about in the ground attack role, so they may be least interested to develop costly EFT for this role. Then after EFT will be turned in to a beautiful flying White Elephant.
I think we can entirely depend upon the strong chain of Tejas-I & II, Mig-29, Rafale, Sukhoi-30MKI, FGFA/T-50 and AMCA.
This procurement should be the last time a complete weapon system that is required in large numbers is imported. All such key equipment should be developed or co-developed by India. The services should have no other option in this regard.
The government should formally advise each of the three services to fall in line and support domestic development. The government should simultaneously try out new ideas for indigenous development of key equipment.
Anon @ 7.31, completely agree with you – still India should not entertain the idea of buying Gripen for two important reasons ;– We have our own Tejas which is in the same class– Too much imported component in the plane
Politically, buying Gripen is just not possible as people like me will crucify the Government for working against domestic products.
By the time this idiotic tendering process is finished fifth-gen fighters like the F-15 Silent Eagle, F-35, the Japanese ATD-X and the Korean KFX will already been available. Then Antony and his inept MOD will cancel this as 'outdated' and start a new SMRCA(Stealthy Multi Role Combat Aircraft) circus.
I agree with anon 12:01pm,and politically buying Gripen Ng is a bad idea for any country with a spine.
Rafale is the best bet for India.EF is good for only air to air role."Teen" series aircraft India should not buy as America is unreliable.Gripen is advance version of Tejas aircraft and Mig-35 is just adavnce version of Mig-29.India compensate Russia by joining in FGFA/PMA project.@Shiv:-After coming back from Libya we are not getting quality military hardware nws from this site.
If The IAF settles for a twin engined jet the Rafale is going to win but there is lot of diplomatic pressure from Washington for MMRCA It might be a split contract also with the Americans getting a share .F-16 IN Super Viper ???