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by avinash.rd
21 May 2010 16:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Dassault-UAE may team up on Rafale bid http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2010/05/12/Dassault-UAE-may-team-up-on-Rafale-bid/UPI-52571273671422/ If the whole world think that Rafale is overpriced, then I wonder why UAE wants to invest in the Rafale? May be for ToT!! Also, The F4 model...
by avinash.rd
04 May 2010 15:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

@ Kartik We had a article covering the Report about flight performance of aircrafts , As per article - officer in charge told that "There is no extra point for demonstrating extra features, when we are evaluating an aircraft we only look for our req and whether aircraft can demonstrate that , ...
by avinash.rd
30 Apr 2010 14:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Do you know we still havent entered into any nuke reactor deal with US... because they want some no liability bill to be passed (under shadow of Union Carbide, perhaps). However, we have entered into such agreement with Russies and French.. Infact a better agreement with Russies - one that allow fo...
by avinash.rd
30 Apr 2010 14:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

What strategic benefits? This is what a galaxy of ex-MEA mandarins have been saying,that where are the fruits of the much touted "strategic relationship" wit the US,when Paki terror has not ceased,Headley/GIlani is untouchable to us,the perpetrators of 26/11 enjoy the freedom of Pak to me...
by avinash.rd
30 Apr 2010 12:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Brahmananda saar, have you looked through all the different arguments made against the SHornet are you just going to post your stump speech? No doubt the plane has its benefits, but have you considered the drawbacks this plane brings? Carl_T, Can we have the list of drawbacks each plane brings? Tha...
by avinash.rd
28 Apr 2010 17:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

f-16IN for one has longer range ability, its ferry range is higher than the rest. Its comes with operational AESA. LM since the beginning has shown the willingness to full-tot if the US govt. permits it. F-16 can readily fire all the latest weapons in US and Israeli inventory including weapons like...
by avinash.rd
28 Apr 2010 14:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I believe we are under estimating the capabilities of F-16. Look at its service records with Israel Air Force and the technology f-16IN comes with. Also, we don't have any supporters for F-16 in this forum. :)

Can anybody tell me in what ways Gripen is better than F-16?
by avinash.rd
27 Apr 2010 17:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Let's assume Rafale flyaway cost is 60M€ - 80M$ (should be a few millions less actually). Your tender is very similar to Brazil's: you need a fair deal of them, want as much TOT as possible and to assemble them on your ground. Looking at Brazil's prices (~6.2bn$ for a first batch of 36 - F18 was ta...
by avinash.rd
27 Apr 2010 11:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

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 credible). Some small news anyway: - Talks with UAE are reaching their final phase: price negociations. We still don't know who wil buy back the 20...
by avinash.rd
20 Apr 2010 14:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 965768

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Hi Everybody, I would like to know the extent of technology transfer IAF expects from the contenders if anyone has any info regarding it. I believe this is one of the crucial requirement of IAF other than the price and the maintenance cost. I believe almost all fighters meet the technical requiremen...
by avinash.rd
25 Sep 2009 16:52
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

My friend ... If it is about changing basic format of the deal... I will say..we should go out with 90+ Mig-35s and around 30 Tu-160 BlackJacks. That will be the ultimate answer to all of our problem ....!!! sumshyam, Do u think that amazing piece of machine is on sale??? Even the great Soviet Unio...
by avinash.rd
10 Sep 2009 09:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1074770

Re: China Military Watch

From where did you get the figure of 200K Chinese Troops ( and mind you, I haven;t asked for PLA number) and 40K IA troops in NE? Did you bother to consult the open source info/ask on forum on number of Mountain/Infantry Divisions in NE and number of troops in each Division? Do not pull things out ...
by avinash.rd
09 Sep 2009 16:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1074770

Re: China Military Watch

You should 'brake' to pause and reflect on some of your posts. As they say 'Don't wish too hard'.... lest Rahul M actually heeds your request and decides to 'give you a temporary break' from posting on this forum. :D We are discussing about Chinese Military, not about my posts. I will get all the p...
by avinash.rd
09 Sep 2009 15:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1074770

Re: China Military Watch

Rahul M,

I was in a hurry man. U seems to be a very arrogant person.

I was just trying to explain that 10,000-12,000 Indian soldiers fought a force of 80,000 in 1962 war.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-China_War

I know what I m doing. Speak with some sense.
by avinash.rd
09 Sep 2009 15:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1074770

Re: China Military Watch

INDIA 10,000-12,000 approx. China 80,000 These is the strength of INDIA and Chinese forces during 1962 war. Give me a brake. Stop posting juvenile posts with crayon colours, wrong spelling, irrelevant information and arrogant smart a$$ attitude. Go and educate yourself first on what you are talking...
by avinash.rd
09 Sep 2009 12:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1074770

Re: China Military Watch

A pending query of mine The recent opening of 3 airfields in NE, proposed raising of Mountain Divisions, induction of T 72 instead of older tanks - are these enough as purely defensive set up to hold back any Chini adventure? Somehow I have a feeling that Chini wont be looking at only holding a few...
by avinash.rd
09 Sep 2009 12:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1074770

Re: China Military Watch

VikB wrote:The first good news. Ironic that it comes from the Puki side.


Unbelievable. India has become a very secret society. Is it a really a democratic country??
by avinash.rd
09 Sep 2009 10:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

funny what silly people we are,,i don' know why are people so against buying american weapons,,,this is 21st century,,cold war is over,conditions have changed,pakistan is busy with its war on terror,, real threat is china ,,reports say china may attack india in 2012,,because it wants to deviate att...
by avinash.rd
08 Sep 2009 14:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only
Replies: 301
Views: 144270

Re: F-16, F-18, Grip, MiG-35 and Rafale Technical Resource Only

Please observe the following guidelines: I am starting this thread on a trial basis. PLEASE POST ONLY TECHINCAL - Sourced - ARTCILES NO DISCUSSIONS AT ALL PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT post a news article without the proper heading and the URL. Your HTML coding must enable the news link to open in a new bro...
by avinash.rd
08 Sep 2009 12:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

GeorgeWelch wrote:
The Rafale doesn't have an AESA currently.



The Rafale is already tested with AESA and if India buys Rafale, then I believe it would be the one with AESA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafale#AESA_Radar
by avinash.rd
08 Sep 2009 12:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Kersi D wrote:It could be the other way round.

If France gets the UAE order it may tell India to #$@% off !!

Kersi


But the UAE bought EF2000 instead of Rafale???????
by avinash.rd
08 Sep 2009 10:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

It's not a surprise, Rafale was always the frontrunner in Brazil. Brazil and France have close ties. There is a lot of anti-Americanism within Lula's party/government. France agreed to help develop and buy the KC-390. Can u pls let me know one more thing? Can u tel me the difference in the AECS rad...
by avinash.rd
08 Sep 2009 09:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch
Replies: 3944
Views: 1074770

Re: China Military Watch

Oh Boy!!

Chinese are up to something big!!!

I feel they are helping Pakistan to divert India's attention from Pakistan. India, get ready for a rough ride in the 21st century!!! Chinese are circling India!!! India, fight or forget ur north east India!!
by avinash.rd
08 Sep 2009 09:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

GeorgeWelch,

Brazil to buy French military jets, technology.

Why do u think Brazil has decided to buy Rafale instead of F-18???
by avinash.rd
04 Sep 2009 11:24
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

What kind of sophisticated weapons that we must be in fear with. F16/F18/F22?F35 aircraft??? what happens if they supply F18 or F22 or F35?? they can make a better deal with pak for F18 i guess. US can play as they wish.. And tell me does France and Russia not at all sell these kind of weapons. Pay...
by avinash.rd
04 Sep 2009 11:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

AmitR wrote:I am sure you will be up in arms if GW calls you a stupid paki.


Who is GW?
by avinash.rd
04 Sep 2009 10:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Why do you call them cunning americans?? For what reason? :?: They are selling sophisticated weapons to Pak. They are providing billions of dollars every year to them to fight a few hundred terrorists. It doesn't make sens. They might sell F-18s now with the limited sharing of technology but later ...
by avinash.rd
04 Sep 2009 09:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

GeorgeWelch, Please read the WEAKNESSES section of the below article and the lines which I have marked in bold . Cant trust cunning Americans. If u think EF2000, MIG-35 and Rafale are not getting any proper funding, then in future F-18 might not get any American interest either. Avionics does matter...
by avinash.rd
03 Sep 2009 19:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I think that "we're still missing the wood for the trees as they say".We are not looking for the "best" fighter of the lot,as we already have the superlative Sukhoi with us and the "best" of the lot will be the 5th-gen fighter,but require to fill depleting numbers and ...
by avinash.rd
03 Sep 2009 18:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

No EF is coming off the production line with AESA nor will it till 2014 at least. It is 2010 not 2014. Trench 3 will have AESA. If u think u cant agree about the proof I have provided. What proof do u have to show that F-18 is the better aircraft? U said that European fighter pilots have agreed tha...
by avinash.rd
03 Sep 2009 16:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I think there is no discussion which aircraft performs best in a2a. But is that the most important factor ? And one should be fair to the Super Hornet. It has certainly the best acceleration at sea level and low speeds. Add to this excellent nosepointing cability and very competetive lowspeed handl...
by avinash.rd
03 Sep 2009 14:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Shankar wrote:
In 2004, United States Air Force Chief of Staff General John P. Jumper said after flying the Eurofighter:
“ I have flown all the air force jets. None was as good as the Eurofighter.[97] ”


did he fly Mig 35 OR Su 30 ??



May be he is talking about only western aircrafts!
by avinash.rd
03 Sep 2009 14:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I believe the SH has a smaller RCS than the EF. Which part of the avionics do you think the EF is ahead in? This is the same EF that STILL doesn't have an AESA roadmap Sorry, smart munitions have rendered this largely moot. SH carries more than the Rafale and has the largest range of weapons now an...
by avinash.rd
02 Sep 2009 14:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3260
Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Tel me something. Do u really believe that a fighter like F-15/EF2000/Su30 MKI cant outmaneuver a AAM assuming that it spots the missile early?? Absolutely not Missiles travel much faster and can take much higher Gs, it's simply not possible. Now, of course I'm not talking about a missile that is a...
by avinash.rd
02 Sep 2009 12:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I would like to know one more thing. Which fighter will be able to move faster and will be agile with its peak load or may be at 50% of its peak load? Because these factors decide the fighter capability in dogfight. That actually doesn't matter that much in a dogfight, much less aerial combat in ge...
by avinash.rd
02 Sep 2009 12:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Views: 654326

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

I would like to know one more thing. Which fighter will be able to move faster and will be agile with its peak load or may be at 50% of its peak load? Because these factors decide the fighter capability in dogfight. The EF hands down, it was designed with dogfights in mind. The SH might have more t...
by avinash.rd
02 Sep 2009 12:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Re: MRCA News and Discussion

You will see that the t/w figures are calculated differently for each aircraft. For instance: MiG-35 = 39,600lbf afterburning / 33,069lb empty = 1.197 The SH is listed as having an 0.93 t/w ratio, yet it weighs less and has more thrust than the MiG-35! using the 'MiG-35 calculation' we get: 44,00lb...
by avinash.rd
02 Sep 2009 11:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Re: MRCA News and Discussion

afterburning thrust SH: 44,000lbf EF: 40,000lbf MiG-35: 39,600lbf Rafale: 34,000lbf F-16IN: 32,000lbf Gripen-NG: 28,000lbf Now yes, TO performance is also affected by weight, but the SH has the most raw power of any plane in the MRCA, which is what I said. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_MRCA_C...
by avinash.rd
02 Sep 2009 10:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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For god sake, buy anything before we loose any more land to others. May be China should occupy India. that might make us more efficient Don't know what in my post prompted that gawdy rant, but I suggest you relax a bit. I am not the one making decisions - just throwing light on what seems to me, th...
by avinash.rd
01 Sep 2009 16:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
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Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Hi All, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/16/business/worldbusiness/16iht-rairfight.2213287.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 The Rafale and EF2000 were offered at $95 million each to Singapore and South Korea. So my point is if we go for one of them, then we might get at the $95 million each including the c...

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