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India Upends Its Single-Engine Fighter Competition and Will Also Consider Twin-Engine Jets

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posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 09:35 PM
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Boeing thinks India will take two more years to decide on the fighter.

www.bloomberg.com...




posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Damn, that's fast.



posted on Jun, 4 2018 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58


That's just picking. That doesn't include negotiating the contract.



posted on Jul, 24 2018 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Boeing is going after the Mig-29K replacement. Willing to do a demo with the Rhino off a ski jump.

economictimes.indiatimes.com... how/65119474.cms



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 01:46 AM
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That would be an interesting sight to see, PS couldn't get the link to work so I'll try posting.





At some point we will also take off from a US Navy ski jump. We feel very comfortable that we


Does this mean they have a land based testing ski jump?

Did some googling which lead to this on wiki




The U.S. Air Force has examined the use of ski-jumps on land to enable short-field takeoffs. This was seen as "a possible solution to the runway denial problem in Europe" during the Cold War. When a ski-jump with a 9 degree exit angle is used, the takeoff roll of an F/A-18 Hornet can be cut in half.[10]


Any idea if they still have this thing built somewhere?
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posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: E92M3
That would be an interesting sight to see, PS couldn't get the link to work so I'll try posting.





At some point we will also take off from a US Navy ski jump. We feel very comfortable that we


Does this mean they have a land based testing ski jump?

Did some googling which lead to this on wiki




The U.S. Air Force has examined the use of ski-jumps on land to enable short-field takeoffs. This was seen as "a possible solution to the runway denial problem in Europe" during the Cold War. When a ski-jump with a 9 degree exit angle is used, the takeoff roll of an F/A-18 Hornet can be cut in half.[10]


Any idea if they still have this thing built somewhere?




They have them somewhere as I remember this video of the F35B using them



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: FredT

What is a bit weird is why India isn't building its own fighter? Japs do it, Brits sort of do it and are going to do it once again so they say, French and Germans are doing it, Chinese are doing it ( in an underhand sort of way but maybe everybody steals from the Yanks), Ruskies always make their own. India is on the way to matching USA, China and Russia as a powerhouse, they need to build their own surely?



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 03:42 PM
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Because India is currently 10 years ahead of their construction capability. Their Tejas, and another design have been overweight, underpowered, and are not going to see service anywhere near their target dates.



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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Ten years? Wow................ Hopefully they will catch up. India might chum up with us Brits on future projuects with all this (total madness) called Brexit. We speak the same language and have a shared history so we might take advantage of their economies of scale with BAE's knowledge in the fighter field having been snubbed by the French and Germans. Natural partners in some ways. Israel is also becoming a major partner with India facing mutual threats, maybe they will develop a future fighter together



posted on Jul, 25 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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They'll get there. One of the things with their fighter program is it has to be built in India, which means they'll learn a lot from assembling them, which will spread to other areas.



posted on Jul, 26 2018 @ 07:59 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

People go on about China being the new superpower but India has got to be considered something similar too. Totally agree that they will get there with their own fighters one day, they have the brain power for sure, I have no idea about Indians in the USA but our Indians.......... They are like really intelligent and are top of the pile in only a generation or two, with India having a billion of them surely their education system will create the talent to get something made on par with the Yanks, Russians and Chinese. All their playing game with the Russians over the past decades it just held them back perhaps, sure the technology is good but the delays on programmes and beaurocracy dealing with Moscow, it's good to see them going western. Throw some USA, Israeli and British knowhow their way and it won't be long before they get there and maybe take the lead if their booming economy creates the funding




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