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9 Comments on "French Defence Minister Assured Of Rafale Contract ‘Soon’"

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Anonymous
3 years 4 months ago

India expressed interest in buying some surplus FRS.2 Sea Harrier when the Royal Navy decommissioned them, but British Government did not accept to sell them with the Blue Vixen radar.

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Anonymous
3 years 4 months ago

Isn't this really old news – as in many years old? Does the UK still have any surplus FRS-Mk-2s around ? And why would we want the Blue Vixen radar in any case when we already operate the Elta 2032 on the upgraded Sea Harriers which is streets ahead of the old Blue Vixen ?

sents
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3 years 4 months ago

At least sign the deal before December 2013, election may be at March 2014. Also make sure the quality of the products that will be manufactured by HAL for RAFALE. I am still not sure why SU30MKI crashed? Is it because of low quality products by HAL? Also hat about Dassault's help on our Kaveri engine, are they still considering it?

G.ELANGO
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G.ELANGO
3 years 4 months ago

V need to conclude the ct as soon as possible.it wld b 2 late if it signed by new govt.v already spent 2 much time.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 4 months ago
please check the contract as it may come without engine like scorpene and the production may get delayed by 5-7 years and the avionics upgrade may cost more than 100 million like the mirage upgrade.Which country has delivered the products on time as per the commitment. I feel that Tejas Mark 2 and Mark 3 with internal weapons bay and two engines with stelth and back end like YF 23 would be a generation ahead of the rafale which is so expensive.With rupee dropping so low every possible effort be made to save foriegn exchange.Tejas be produced with huge numbers… Read more »
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Anonymous
3 years 4 months ago

By the time rafale enters IAF service? Technolgy would have been obsolete. 2018 …. 2020. Just like LCA tejas dates get keep on postponing.

Shardana
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3 years 4 months ago

Soon?HaHaHa the best c!omic performance this year!

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 4 months ago
If India wants an indigeneous fighter, India needs to put money into that. I would not acquire any foreign fighter. That money should be invested into both Tejas (covering the low end) and the 5th gen venture with Russia. With greater investments, both programs should be brought forward. Risky strategies? Not so if you put in your best people and make sure they outperform. If India does not believe in itself, who will? New technologies, I would look to form ventures with Japan. Guess who brought out the 1st ASEA radar? Japan in the late 1980s. It is now mid… Read more »
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The Cartoonist
3 years 4 months ago
I read a lot of sincere but misinformed comments, and a few who seem more disingenuous and malevolent. Worries about obsolescence? France, probably the last country in Europe (which includes UK!) which retains a strong, global military ambition, has designed the Rafale for a 40 year lifespan, and wouldn't have settled for a fast obsolescing fighter. The "modular system architecture" (i.e. "plug-and-play" in plain English) allows the replacement of an older subsystem with a newer one. Three examples: replacement of the early nineties vintage passive electronically scanned array (PESA) with a late 2000's Active array (AESA), which is now fitted… Read more »
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