Friday, October 07, 2011

Final MMRCA Meet Today Ahead Of Bids Opening

The Indian Defence Ministry's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting this afternoon will include final discussions on the Indian Air Force's Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) programme ahead of the opening of commercial bids towards the end of this month. Sources say today's meeting will sort of any outstanding offsets issues and the applicability of new rules.




26 comments :

Anonymous said...

So much excitement whose gonna win?

Anonymous said...

Rafale has quitely been selected, kickbacks taken into account, big wigs involved (Italian Connectons)

Anonymous said...

may the best bird rule the Indian sky .... i personally want the typhoon to win the deal....

Anonymous said...

Puerly personal choice,

Please select both.

Eurofighter typhhon: Best multirole and interceptor fighter.

Rafale: Best strike fighter.

Sidd said...

want to be optimistic for EUROFIGHTER

but cant say politics will come in the middle of this deal too

jai hind.....

Anonymous said...

may the best bird rule the indian sky ..i personally want the EFT to win .. Jai Hindi.

Anonymous said...

whoever it wins, can HAL indigenously produce these jets in india when they cannot maintain the tejas timeline

Looping said...

Why so much excitment if the results are to be anounced in march 2012?

[Mod Fan Boy on]
Go Rafale !!!!!
Bether than EF as a multirôle aircraft!!!
[Mod Fan Boy off]

Anonymous said...

Eurofighter best MULTIrole? Are you kidding?

Anonymous said...

French Intelligence has already made sure that India picks Rafale! Go Rafale!

Anonymous said...

@5.36pm
u want both u know maintaining and flying different different aircrafts are difficult,expensive and risky

Bhavin said...

RAFALE WILL WIN. FRENCH THINGS HAS EXCELLENT SERVICE RECORDS.

Anonymous said...

MMRCA = Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft.

Typhoon: Pure air defense aircraft.

Rafale: Pure multi-role combat aircraft...!

Mr. Ra said...

As expected, the competition and choice are really tough. Rafale may get it due to experience, price and TOT. However it may face difficulties on the offset front.

Max Turbator said...

All of the people above that prefer the Typhoon to winn the MMRCA seem to have forgotten one crucial element of this competition.
The IAF is looking for a MULTI-ROLE aircraft!
That is an aircraft designed to be good at A2A combat & A2G missions.
The Rafale was designed from the start to fulfil this role, which has bee proven in Lybia. It's more capable in ground attack and it is very good in A2A combat.
The Typhoon was designed to be an Air Superiority fighter, a role in which it excels. But the IAF has already the SU-30 MKI, why buy another one?
The Typhoon is NOT designed as a Multi-Role aircraft!
Therefore, the Rafale is answers better the requirements of the IAF, France has proven to be a reliable partner, there is some commonality with Mirage2k, the electronics and armament are 1st class, there is a navalised version and it's very good at both tasks, A2A & A2G, plus full technology transfer!
The Typhoon flies higher and faster but it can not match the manoeuvrability of SU-30 MKI, and it is not design as a ground attack aircraft.
Veredict: winner is.......RAFALE!

Mr. Ra said...

Hi! It seems the schoolchildren from EU are now voting for EFT to turn the tables. Lol...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for changing the orders

During all the day,
Rafale was the first choice (end of the day 800)
Typhoon was the second choice (end of the day 600)

Now Rafale is the second with 608 and Typhoon the first with 813. What a wonder!

Thank you for the hacking!

Anonymous said...

Very strange, Rafale led the poll with + 800 votes and 2 hours later left with only 632 votes...

Anonymous said...

If Rafale is selected, this will be another BOFORS scandal that India cannot afford. Best thing would be to reconsider F-18 and GRIPEN.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 9:18 PM

I don't think i need to learn it from you.

Shiv Aroor said...

Anon@5.46am: I got an email from a reader mentioning the same thing. Not sure. Have written to polldaddy.com asking them if there's a bug. Will let you guys know. Thanks for the heads-up, though.

Anonymous said...

Bwwhhaaaaa ! it change the names between the vote score ! so goood, you are wonderful ! :-))))))
lol, so many people had saw the manipulation or hacked page.

Anonymous said...

I am afraid the typhoon may win and BAe again will come into picture.Oh!! God!! lets be screwed by the French instead of the EU!!!!Rafale, you will make it!!!

HARSH SPEAKS said...

RAFALE WILL WIN.......I BET...

Anonymous said...

Bhailog ,

Pl clarify - we do not have sufficent numbers in pilots to man our existing kites; who will man the dual seat MMRCA .

Secondly until we get these fancyboys in our vayusena what will fill the dwindling numbers of Mig 21/s.

Aur hamare basic trainers kahan hain ?

Finally with Tejas evaporating by one more year/decade etc. why not adopt Hawk 2000 on compassionate grounds and get a few squadorns in as point defense fighters ?

Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Rafale is a better choice for India!! Deal with one country instead a group of countries that can't even agree amongst themselves. Just have to make sure that we get a fair deal for full ToT and offset proposals where key elements of Rafale are produced in India. We need jet engine technology immediately for Tejas and AMCA which can come from Snecma. Snecma is already working on Kaveri.