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I'm sorry to say it, and I wish it weren't, but he's right Stealth Spy
people with their heads fo far up their arse that they only see sh erm.. crap and not the truth. People who come to a discussion with their minds made up are fundamentally ignorant. I say let them live in their delusions, cause when the truth eventually yanks them out of their colon, its gonna hurt bad.
Originally posted by teh_sithlord
Its well known that the F 18 has almost become "outdated" with the arrival of the F 22, Hence the Usa offered the F18 to India as a last ditch effort to milk as much money from the F 18 "cash cow".
The Super Hornet is about 25% larger than its predecessor, the F/A-18C/D, but contains 42% fewer structural parts. The single-seat F/A-18/E and the two-seat F/A-18/F fly greater ranges with heavier payloads, have more powerful engines and provide greater survivability.
......in June 2000 the USN ordered 222 fighters to be produced over the next five years. The first full-rate production aircraft was delivered in September 2001. Over 200 aircraft have been delivered. A second multi-year contract was signed in January 2004 for 42 aircraft to be purchased between 2005 and 2009. Total requirement is for at least 545 aircraft.
Originally posted by rajkhalsa2004
The Su-30MKI is probably the most potent 4th generation aircraft ever developed. Not only is it incredibly advanced for all the reasons you mentioned, but it's cost is like $24 million.
. HAL chairman Nalini Ranjan Mohanty has said that the Indian-built Su-30 MKI's will cost only about $22.5 million a unit against the current import price of about $37.5 million