Thursday, April 28, 2011

CUT THROTTLE #7: The M-MRCA Bleeds

10 comments :

rajiv said...

Choice the fighter which is most capable of shooting down Pakistani cruise missile such Babur. My choice is Typhoon.
Pakistan has nothing to loose in war. We mind the best A0A fighter which can defend our skies at the time of war.

indian said...

great choice ..we should go for both fighter typhoon. which can defenc our mother land thanks to mod

Ravi Khanna said...

Great Choice for India.. Ravi Khanna

Animesh said...

That very mean of you, Shiv, poking fun at legendary fighters, BTW you have already flown all four of these.
Meanwhile could you tell us what is the road ahead?
IAF had done a good job. No matter US fighters are good & competitive matured platforms with operational experience, but at the end of the day crippling sanctions & tech denial of US can't be ruled out. If they are really serious about Indian defense market then act like CISOMA should be ruled out. At the same time, technology transfers must be there such as AESA radars & software code. Also, they should clearly come out with offset deals & potential offered to India. Merely LIP SERVICE won't do.
P.S. I do like F-18. It's a formidable platform & with international roadmap, very close to 5th gen fighter

jrprules said...

Hi Shiv,
Can you give a one on one comparison between the two. Some specs are very confusing.
Good work so far. Keep it up.
Thanks!
Jitin

KVR said...

Really Typhoon? That one is in lots of trouble with its current operators ! The Rafale - I am sure - is too expensive and thats why no one else has bought it. WHich means we - the Indian Janta - are the usual patsies.

Karthik Soundarajan said...

http://i54.tinypic.com/33m7ee1.jpg

HALs comes up with a new twin engined fighter which is to answer the IAFs MRCA needs!! :D

Sorry if i miss used your copyrites! If you think its wrong i will delete it.

MUKESHINSAS said...

MY CHOICE IS FRENCH RAFALE. BECAUSE LOW COST THEN EUROFIGHTER, LOW MAINTENANCE COST THEN EUROFIGHTER, GREATER WEAPONS LOAD 9500KG, MAX TAKEOFF WEIGHT 24500KG, COMBAT RADIUS 1800KM, SMALL THEN EUROFIGHTER, 15.27M/10.80M. RAFALE WOULD REQUIRE FEWER CHANGES IN THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE IAF WHICH TURN WILL REDUCE COST. FRANCE GIVE FULL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INCLUDING AESA RADAR AND THE TRANSFER OF SOFTWARE SOURCE CODES,WHICH WILL ALLOW INDIAN SCIENTISTS TO RE PROGRAMME A RADAR. AND DESSAULT HAS ALSO OFFERED TO FIT THE KAVERI ENGINE INTO THE RAFALE. OPERATIONAL SUCCESS IN LIBYA IN OPERATION HARMATTAN. RAFALE HAVE BOTH (NAVAL AND AIR FORCE) CAPABILITY. DESSALT ALSO OFFER FAST DELIVERY UP TO 40 AIRCRAFT WHICH MAINTAIN IAF SQUADRONS VERY FAST.

Abhilash sankar said...

@ Karthik Soundarajan

thanks for that twin engined lca pic buddy. Looks sexy. Actualy that is the thing that we required. twin engine will remove all demerits of LCA such as thrust, rate of climb, turn radius and have a bigger nose for an asea radar.then there will be no mmrca.

Rajesh said...

Excellent decision.

Now it should be possible that 126 Rafale and 77 EFT can be purchased to sharpen the cutting edge and for a quickest possible delivery.

BTW in case Rafale is costlier than EFT then these figures can be exchanged.