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Originally posted by intelgurl
All that considered, Russia may still have the best financial deal for India.
Originally posted by emile
MRCA stand for multi-role-combat-aircraft. So India didn't want a pure supiority fighter but a fighter with powerful anti-ground capability. So both Eurofighter and F-18E/F are the optimized choise, not only capability they have but also profit their LCA project by F414 or EJ200 refitted on perhaps.
MiG 35's Armament consists of 1x 30 mm GSh-30-1 cannon with 150 rounds, Eight weapon pylons for R-27, R-60, R-73, R-77, TV and Laser-Guided Air to ground missiles and bombs. One centerline pylon for external fuel tanks(Details to be confirmed), Up to 2000 lbs of bombs (Details to be confirmed) while its avionics package includes just the Phazotron N-109 radar Zhuk AE.
For ground targets, the suite allows:
* A tank-effective detection range up to 15 km, and aircraft carrier detection at 60 to 80 km;
* Identification of the tank type on the 8 to 10 km range, and of an aircraft carrier at 40 to 60 km; and
* Estimates of ground target range of up to 20 km.
Originally posted by FredT The overall goal for the Indian government is to help improve thier own production technology and aerospace industry etc.
Originally posted by FredT
But the Typhoon will be going to Tranch 3 pretty soon so those numbers will go up. I still hope in the ultimate longshot that the USAF will take a hard look at the Typhoon
But we all stand at the position that India steathily want engine tech via this purchasing time. In addition to the F-16XL should have to be renew the product line because the structure of it is far different from original F-16 designation, so how ascending the price will be we had already imaged.
Originally posted by emile
reply to post by Darkpr0
If India will take F-16XL why they don't take MiG-35 and GripenN those engine tech will be benefit from? Then compare with the MIG-35 and GripenN I rather steal engine from GripenN than MiG-35, you must agree with me for this I believe. But eccept the brokeage US are satisfied enough, is it possible that US allow the F414 will be fitted on Gripen transfer to india? My answer is no. and pric problems etc etc.....
Even though Eurofighter beyound Su-30MKI at all aspect, India import Eurofighter that is like to slap own face.
Originally posted by Harlequin
i allready posted that the F-16IN is NOT the F-16XL - the offering from lockmart is an AESA equipped F16 , the delta XL is a false idea for this programme - it is dead and buried.