Monday, September 12, 2011

Coming Up...


Everything you wanted to know about Saab's Sea Gripen concept, on offer to the Indian Navy coming right up: Will be posting Saab's recent pitch to the Indian Navy. Exclusively here on Livefist, stay tuned.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad India alredy is going to induct 4 Landing ships like the the Jalashwa this plane has no role on it post some thing for Choppers the sea variants. Lets say have a contest will be enjoying.

Anonymous said...

Go Gripen Saab!

The Gripen is less than half the price of a Typhoon (T), and 5/8th the price of a Rafale (R); Two Gripen are more formidable than one T or R; so, from a performance perspective, the Gripen is the best there is.

Mr. Ra said...

Navy Mig 29K, Navy Tejas, Navy Rafale and now Navy Gripen, fortunately so many offers are arriving. Ab asmaan jeet lenge, Navywale mere gaon ke... Lol...

Gautam said...

Bah. If the Indian Navy had any sense it'd shoo away all these CGIs for prospective naval versions of MMRCA rejects and instead go straight for the F-35.

You already have TWO fourth-generation naval fighters(MiG-29K and naval LCA) so why look for a third? If you HAVE to have a third fighter type at least go for a fifth-gen stealth option. Like the F-35 or a future naval AMCA/PAK-FA.

John Smith said...

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Anonymous said...

hmmm... I like the camo on this..makes it look bad ass!

Anonymous said...

India do have the Tejas Mark. II for Naval role. There is no need for any Gripen.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading that! I hope Saab folks gave an indication of how much the development of this paper plane may cost the Indian Navy, which would be the single-ever customer for such a plane - and what would be the benefit of a Sea Gripen compared to Navy LCA. I'm really impressed that marketing people.

Anonymous said...

not want to indict LCA mark -2
again scam scam scam....

Anonymous said...

why the eagle carries trisul , as a mark of indian verion. we already have mig29k for naval, for IAC 2 india should go for 5th gen aircraft like F-35c

KVR said...

Purely from a marketing perspective , this will be a very limited market which is already dominated by the giants and established Naval aircraft manufacturers. COnclusion : this will never see the daylight and will of course never see active service even if a prototype is built

Anonymous said...

This kind of step is needed for eyewash in so called dpsu's so that they can deliver

Indian said...

I think you should post the Detail of our little Sweat heart LCA Navy Mr. Shiv

Som said...

Paper plane :)

Ray Doohan said...

anybody proposing the cause of f 35 should read analysis on air power australia before doing so. It is a highly exagerated platform and any 4+ aircraft with AESA will be apt match to the JSF.

Anonymous said...

Swedes are getting desperate

Anonymous said...

You and Vishnu Som are the biggest Grippen homers on earth. Do either of you get paid by SAAB? Seriously, both of you should consider getting a job there if you aren't working there already.

Gautam said...

Ray Doohan,

Are you serious? I'm no America lover but I wound't bash something just for the sake of bashing it.

The F-35's sensor suite is unmatched by any fighter in the world including Raptor. It uses THIRD GENERATION AESA technology. When everyone else is trumpeting 'AESA!' as an achievement the F-35 can do things like jam other planes' radars with microwave attacks from its own radar.

On top of that it has infra-red sensors powerful enough to detect missile launches from thousands of kilometers off and 360-degree visibility with these. Combined with its stealth features(which, contrary to the hype, are likely to be superior to the larger PAK-FA) its currently the best plane the Indian Navy could possibly get.

sidd said...

LCA Navy