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  1. 1

    Haider Ali

    I think you missed the sarcasm in the Pakistani PM's comment. He was mocking the Teja's for being 'more advanced' yet unable to perform its basic function

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    Anonymous

    Diabolical! No doubt the pakis will finger the plane at night and try to make it crash.

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    Raahul Kumar

    Tejas 1A vs JF-17 Block II

    $28 million vs 28 million. No difference on cost.

    1.)Radar
    The Tejas has an ELTA EL/M-2052 Israeli radar which gives it a significant advantage over the JF-17.
    2.)Materials
    The Tejas is made of carbon fiber composites while the JF-17 is mostly aluminium. Aluminium reflects radar very well, so in addition to the superior AESA radar the Tejas will detect the JF-17 from further away because it has higher radar cross section.The two advantages are multiplicative, not additive. An AESA radar already gave the Tejas an advantage but carbon fiber multiplies that edge.

    The Tejas will be able to detect the JF-17 first, without being detected itself, and shoot it down. First look, first kill.

    3.)Combat payload
    The Tejas is also capable of carrying 640kg more useful load, which could be missiles, bombs or fuel extending range. 3240kg vs 2600kg. 4 Tejas are
    capable of doing the same amount of damage as 5 JF-17.

    In summary, due to being made of carbon fiber, an AESA radar and capable of carrying more useful weight into a war, the Tejas significantly outclasses
    the JF-17.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_Tejas
    http://www.tejas.gov.in/ADA-Tejas%20Brochure-2015.pdf

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