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by Jean_M
22 Jun 2013 13:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 310734

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

It seems Paris Airshow is opening otherwise tightly closed sources: http://lemamouth.blogspot.fr/2013/06/rafale-vs-f-16.html#more Once again, a HUD vid of a Rafale going BFM, this time against an F16 during last week's Nato Tiger Meet. Once again, no ROE. It's much smoother and shorter than against ...
by Jean_M
19 Jun 2013 15:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 310734

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Tanks Manish Sharma, I've never really been gone, just keeping my mouth shut wen I've got nothing to say. I've been reading plenty. I want to be clear on the reasons which made me post this video here (I've read comments about bragging earlier). From my point of view, the goal is not to brag. Ok, th...
by Jean_M
19 Jun 2013 03:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 310734

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Not sure I understand what you mean here, can you please elaborate ?
by Jean_M
19 Jun 2013 03:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 310734

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Jean_M wrote:Meanwhile in ATLC:

http://youtu.be/oGuWadoTgkE
(skip the text screens, nationalistic self satisfaction).


Instead of feeding trolls, did you have a look at this little eyecandy ? Keywords: ATLC 2009 Rafale HUD, F22. The show begins at 2'19

edit: integrated
by Jean_M
19 Jun 2013 03:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 310734

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Jean_M wrote:Meanwhile in ATLC:

http://youtu.be/oGuWadoTgkE
(skip the text screens, nationalistic self satisfaction).


Instead of focusing on trolls, did you have a look at this little eyecandy ? Keywords: ATLC 2009 Rafale HUD, F22.
by Jean_M
18 Jun 2013 17:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 310734

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Meanwhile in ATLC:

http://youtu.be/oGuWadoTgkE
(skip the text screens, nationalistic self satisfaction).
by Jean_M
27 Apr 2010 16:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 950367

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Jean_M, Two questions for you. 1) Does France feel that there is a REAL need (from the French PoV) to invest as a nation in such newer technologies? If yes, why? (just curious) 2) Any news related to the Kaveri engine from France? Gossip or rumors are welcome. TIA. 1) Are you speaking about 2000-9 ...
by Jean_M
26 Apr 2010 20:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 950367

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

... Nice to see your post after a long time .... Any new information from fr regarding Mirage upgrade, brazil & middle east in Rafale context. Thank you, I'm coming here at least once a week but there hasn't been much news on Rafale to post these days (only rumors, once good, once bad, nothing ...
by Jean_M
26 Apr 2010 18:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 950367

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

To others, I'm sorry about wat will follow. Shatack wouldn't you be known on some forums as Grabber56 ? (I'm just hoping you're not actually some other troll called Fonk or whatever) I had some difficulties to understand why french were often called arrogant on foreign boards. Reading your posts I b...
by Jean_M
28 Jan 2010 14:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 950367

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Correct me if I'm wrong, but given the article it seems Paris is putting as a deal with pakis on hold while waiting for MMRCA's end word. I don't even think Rafale is concerned, It's about their J7 modernisation with MICA, RC400 and avionics. This story has already been on for a long time. So this h...
by Jean_M
27 Jan 2010 19:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 950367

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

havent seen any clear proof as to Rafale being completly French. Well its quite simple: the intellectual property of every key component is ours wether the supplier would be French or the french part of an international firm. Development and production of all components take place in France so we d...
by Jean_M
27 Jan 2010 16:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 950367

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

contrary to what they say even the Rafale's infamous Spectra EW suite was made in the US, though Dassault may own it, the tot still requires US clearance. lots of US companies and their EU sudsidiaries are a major part of the supply chain for these programs and hence their claims of full-tot are us...
by Jean_M
21 Jan 2010 16:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Seen old figures... an update for you folks: http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/111418/dassault-wins-french-order-for-60-rafales.html PARIS --- The French Ministry of Defence on Dec. 31, 2009 awarded Dassault Aviation a multi-billion euro, multi-year production contract to deliver...
by Jean_M
11 Jan 2010 19:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

You know why the Rafale no longer comes with OSF? The electronic parts it uses were obsolete and discontinued. France didn't have the foresight to buy more when they had the opportunity. There's a lesson in that. Have you ever heard of OSF-IT and OSF-NG ? I've thoroughly explained why we have been ...
by Jean_M
08 Jan 2010 21:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

So, the Rafale fought the Raptor to a draw five out of six times and scored a kill once. Sorry... still having trouble swallowing that. The Raptor can out-climb, out-turn and out-run the Rafale by a quite a bit, and has a marginally better pilot view. Yet, the Raptor got zilch in six engagements? N...
by Jean_M
08 Jan 2010 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

[*] Rafale and F-22s fought 6 times, during which F-22s only got one kill. :roll: Not unless the F-22s were grounded. Its the world's foremost fighter aircraft in all respects by a very large margin. It would be stretching incredulity rather far to believe it came up second best against the Rafale....
by Jean_M
06 Jan 2010 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Saw them too (guess what I'm using as my current wallpaper set ?) Unfortunately not, the boom operator who seems to have taken them was on a "boom type" tanker while rafale uses a probe so it seems we won't see pics of rafale flying over UAE... If you're searching for Rafale pictures, ther...
by Jean_M
06 Jan 2010 19:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Which of the contenders can beat Su30 - MKK hands down and does not come with any strings attached ? That's MRCA winner. :P Eurofighter Typhoon , Even even beat the MKI ... and even took a severe spanking 1-7 against rafales the other day. With virtually degraded AAMs on rafales. (sorry, re-post, b...
by Jean_M
03 Dec 2009 22:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Well, Christmas is coming - al least for Dassault. :twisted: Welcome back Jean. Any news/updates from Brazilian sales?? No news yet. The FAB should publish its evaluation soon but thereis no date and we are told it won't mention any clear winner. Politics will prevail in the end. @Saik, you got you...
by Jean_M
03 Dec 2009 14:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

@Rahul: From what i know, we bought the first ones à the same price than the others. There was a good reason behind that: all Rafale were bought at F3 standard, Dassault was supposed to upgrade them cost free when F3 would have been qualified. This is happening for F2 exemplaries (the last ones of t...
by Jean_M
02 Dec 2009 16:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Well, Christmas is coming - al least for Dassault. :twisted: I guess electronics don't come cheap and wiring requires many hours of work (there is so much to do that planes have to get back on the production line). F1 standard is really basic, in every aspect. Planes were stored because it would hav...
by Jean_M
02 Dec 2009 16:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

jean, price looks VERY high for just upgrading electronics of 50 odd aeroplanes. heck, IAF can buy 40 new built su-30mki for that price ! I'm well aware of that ! (and I agree, but just for you to know, we had 9 Rafale F1 in storage that are to be upgraded to F3 standard which implies complete wiri...
by Jean_M
02 Dec 2009 14:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Strange news today in the (serious and trustworthy) economic newspaper "Les echos": Thales would be entering the final negotiations phase of the M2K modernization deal. Price (estimated at 1.2Bn €) and specific contract clauses are to be discussed. It is also been acknowledged that the mod...
by Jean_M
27 Nov 2009 19:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

ASMP as an anti radiation missile... :D quite the opposite actually. By the way, any idea of the price tag ? If you are looking for anti-radiation missiles for Rafale, look at Denel's catalogue. Denel is said to be on the verge of joining the MBDA consortium. There is also AASM, the 125kg version is...
by Jean_M
10 Nov 2009 01:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I was saying this JeanM nobody is saying French are arrogant. I don't think it is right to stereotype a race or country as arrogant or cruel etc. Individuals can be arrogant, cowardly, angry etc. Let's forget the whole point, I must have been a bit paranoid and taken by the discussion. But when I r...
by Jean_M
09 Nov 2009 20:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

By the way who's the arrogant one here ? We don't even know what was at stake in this upgrade. Do you remember that Israelis made a 50% cheaper proposal and were refused as well ? Sorry, but I could not get what you are trying to say. I was saying this Just let the IAF pilots enjoy its ride and the...
by Jean_M
09 Nov 2009 18:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Sarko only told them they would get it the same price as the French airforce does. This doesn't necessarily means a 40% cut in prices. Disinformation campaign going on... Where is the disinformation ... it is just confirmation of what Sarko told you. It is still a speculation but a good development...
by Jean_M
09 Nov 2009 17:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Sarko only told them they would get it the same price as the French airforce does. This doesn't necessarily means a 40% cut in prices. Disinformation campaign going on...
by Jean_M
09 Nov 2009 17:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

new link to paper (with nice pics): http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... afale.html
by Jean_M
09 Nov 2009 16:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Monday's sunny today :) DATE:09/11/09 SOURCE:Flight International FLIGHT TEST: Dassault Rafale - Rampant Rafale By Peter Collins Most advanced Allied air forces now have operational fleets of fourth-generation fighters (defined by attributes such as being fly-by-wire, highly unstable, highly agile, ...
by Jean_M
06 Nov 2009 18:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

If the Brazilians do buy the Gripen then the chances of the aircraft in the IAF deal brighten enormously,as the IAF too wouldn't want to be the owners of an aircraft operated by a few developing nations. Don't you think it could be quite the contrary ? It seems SAAB is willing to offer Brasil a gre...
by Jean_M
30 Oct 2009 19:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Oh God ! I forgot my LDP ! its obvious that if this aircraft doesn't has LDP then there must be other aircraft flying with this typhoon which carry LDP not all aircraft need to carry LDP Of course but it won't have this loading configuration: it'll have less fuel, then less bombs. And while in a ho...
by Jean_M
30 Oct 2009 15:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Incredibly Ugly The EF is gorgeous :D http://www.eurofighter.com/medialibrary/getimage.asp?mediaid=7211 http://www.eurofighter.com/medialibrary/getimage.asp?version=DownloadMedName&MediaID=7205 [not so fictional troll] Oh God ! I forgot my LDP ! Well if I carried it I'd have to drop my centreli...
by Jean_M
14 Oct 2009 15:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

And you think THALES and SAFRAN can't give us something equivalent ? Come on since when are Laser range finders and datalink out of reach to french ? Furthermore, i have difficulties to imagin Sweden's government putting export restrictions on theses parts without shooting its own foot (as they are ...
by Jean_M
08 Oct 2009 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

for example france.. they even went ahead and scrapped m2k rather give to us at a hefty price. they would just not give tech like that., even if its oldie (i know we have different stories on these). so the only option, is LCA, or a beefed up LCA that may perhaps bring in techs for MCA. Keeps both ...
by Jean_M
30 Sep 2009 18:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Found it strange too. Given the source, it's because fighters are most of the time under hangars during the hot hours of the day. It's far from usual to let them get cooked by the sun. He said Indian bases do not provide enough hangars to ensure that, and indians are used to russian planes toughness...
by Jean_M
30 Sep 2009 14:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Some more news on rafale in india (given a quite reliable french poster) Rafale B301 and B302 were previously based at Jaisalmer. Both carry an AESA radar. One of the test pilots, former leader of a mirage 2000 unit seem to have been quite pleased with the performances of the plane. Tests included a...
by Jean_M
29 Sep 2009 05:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

NRao wrote: will the manuals come in English or at least properly spelled French? :((



Why ? You had some problems with Mirage 2000's ones ?
by Jean_M
28 Sep 2009 15:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I'm still here, didn't bother enough to answer the "infamous spectra" statement (check your sources people, begin by the manufacturer website rather than unknown info agregators). I'll take the opportunity here, SPECTRA is fully french and was developped by THALES (software, electronic sen...
by Jean_M
14 Sep 2009 17:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 642055

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

interesting... http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=awst&id=news/BRAZL09149.xml&headline=Brazil%20Muddles%20F-X2%20Fighter%20Downselect The initial weapons package associated with Dassault’s Rafale bid comprises the radar and imaging infrared versions of the MBDA ...

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