Friday, February 13, 2009

Update: The MMRCA "FET" Plan

Flight evaluation tests (FET) of the six medium multirole combat aircraft (MMRCA) kicks off officially in July. The six contenders from been asked to bring three aircraft to India for the month-long session. The IAF will designate three evaluation teams, each of which will try out two aircraft from each competitor. The trials kick off with handling and aerodynamic performance trials under the aegis of the ASTE in Bangalore. In mid-July, the fighters will be flown to Jaisalmer for hot weather desert trials. Finally, they'll move to Leh for high altitude trials involving a pair of aircraft from each competitor. Starting around September, evaluation teams from the IAF will visit the country of origin of each competing fighter for systems trials, which includes demonstration and testing of radar, EW suites, avionics, cockpit gear, countermeasures, weapons and weapon systems and communication integration.

8 comments :

Anonymous said...

haha! what ever IAF does it would be min of defence and min of external affairs deciding about the fighter.....

Anonymous said...

What a shitty color scheme very hard to read. Shiv do you expect every one to have the perfect eyes of a IAF pilot.

Anonymous said...

"three aircraft" is a clever clause! If it is true then it would mean Mig-35 would go out of the contention even before evaluation start as they only have one prototype of it, correct? Maybe, they meant each aircraft would be evaluated by three evaluation teams!!

Anonymous said...

If this is true Gripen NG would be in trouble too ? what do you think ?

Anonymous said...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Bangalore/Now_she_sets_her_sights_on_SU-30/articleshow/4108571.cms

read this and you'll find out what F-16 and americans are upto.

Anonymous said...

russia handed over 4 mig29k two seater aircrafts to india and those migs r same as mig35 except aesa radar they carry pulse doppler radars,so russia just need to show their new aesa,OLS systems,everythiong else about migs is already known by IAF

Anonymous said...

shiv, your valuable comments expeccted on the link given by anon@10:40

Bobs said...

anon @ 11:08
thats nothing ....the same lady went on to fly the MiG-35 later on, at the show.