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by Danell
16 Feb 2015 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 227156

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014

hi Vishnu. Unfortunately, it seems that we must resign to the fact that the MRCA procurement has been bungled up. And for this fiasco, the IAF and the MoD are equally to be blamed. . Kartik, despite some indian journalists engaged in wishfull thinking like Ajai Shukla , the latest official statemen...
by Danell
18 Jun 2012 15:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 298937

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

what are those two black boxy rectangular-ish projection on either side of the canard's leading edge? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MlcIJtVqC0I/SUPZ2Dpgn1I/AAAAAAAABPU/I9m9mlyWAeA/s1600-h/27_21725_003c5dd435ee732.jpg Active antennas (with gallium arsenide modules) intended for radar jamming http://www....
by Danell
05 Apr 2012 23:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 298937

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Being ITAR free has little impact, the fact is UMS has a major design center in the US and so does Thales. Critical tech related to both SPECTRA and other EU made electronics have all been developed in the US. They only are manufactured in the EU in order to make them ITAR free, the knowledge itsel...
by Danell
16 Mar 2012 21:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 298937

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

The Cold War against Soviets it was 30 years ago ; in a modern scenario against trained opponents , stealth would not be that efficient ... In a BVR scenario, a F22 will have to activate its own radar to detect a Rafale using only passive sensors and then could become immediately a target which can ...
by Danell
16 Mar 2012 15:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 298937

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Old news , these pics were taken in 2009 during the ATLC exercice in Al Dhafra/UAE. The match between F22 and Rafale was related by Air & Cosmos magazine in June 2010. According to french pilots, there were 6 dogfights (wvr) : 5 draws and 1 win for the F22. Us pilots, on their side, said F-22 wa...
by Danell
15 Mar 2012 03:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 298937

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/rafale-aircraft-shunned-all-countries-708 "In Libya, in the war against Gaddafi, the Rafale had failed in precision bombing and finally the Typhoon was inducted". said MP M.V. Mysoora Reddy Rafale Air Strike over Lybia: http://www.y...
by Danell
01 Feb 2012 22:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 298937

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Oh lordy. Any of you read the comment sections of those French dailies? I'd advise using Chrome or Google translate if your Francais isn't up to par. http://www.liberation.fr/economie/01022387046-reactions-sur-dassault-va-vendre-126-rafales-a-l-inde Sacrebleu! :(( http://www.lemonde.fr/economie/art...
by Danell
07 Jan 2012 03:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 38965

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Like in all evaluations , there is obviously a ranking based on several criteria and especially according to the importance of these criteria. Without ranking , there is no selection or shortlist. Regarding the work of the journalists, it is obvious that the latest informations given are the most re...
by Danell
07 Jan 2012 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 38965

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Danell, Do you want me to show you a completely different ranking "as told to a select group of journalists by a group of Airforce officials who did not not want to be named"? And from near about the same period? Please do it, especially if it is reported by a journalist as famous as Shiv...
by Danell
07 Jan 2012 02:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 3
Replies: 716
Views: 38965

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

these sources confirm what was also said to Shiv Aroor "and selected journalists at Aero India by Indian Air Force officers": the big European twins, the Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon are the IAF's two most preferred aircraft, and in that order MMRCA evaluation ranking: 1 Raf...
by Danell
01 Dec 2011 05:23
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565221

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

[...] IMO, to suggest that a Typhoon with a Captor-E AESA radar and AMRAAM will be only 0.5 points better than the F/A-18 C/D with the AMRAAM sounds bogus. Over Switzerland and its 40000 km2 ?, it doesn't sound bogus at all for me , never forget this is a Swiss evaluation made by the Swiss air Forc...
by Danell
30 Nov 2011 06:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565221

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

France ? what are you talking about ?
If Rafale wins MMRCA, there will be financial flows issued by a state called "Republic of India" (rated BB+) to private French firms.
by Danell
06 Aug 2011 20:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565221

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

Saving Benghazi Combat Aircraft magazine; Vol 12 n°6 The leading role played by the French AF fast jets in the leading stage of the Lybia operation was daring and impressive In November 1, 1911, an aircraft carried out an air raid for the first time in history. It took place during the ltalo-Turkis...
by Danell
04 Aug 2011 19:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565221

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

the Rafale has not won a single export order and still needs an Etendard in tow to function properly Surprising statement! I didn't find a single report showing that the Rafale needs a SEM to work properly, can you provide a link from a credible source? I've read all daily reports of french mindef ...
by Danell
22 Jul 2011 19:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565221

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

So, did they say why those emergency landings happened? The emergency landings were by Mirage F1 jets, not Rafale: Two French Air Force Mirage F1 fighters made emergency landing in Malta About landings in Malta... Never forget that the coordination of air operations over a war zone is a very comple...
by Danell
26 Jun 2011 23:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565221

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

What are the possibilities of Dassault merging into EADS in the near future? let us assume they lose this deal. No chance; never forget Dassault is very rich group with an huge available cash (EUR 3,1 billion as of March 31, 2011 for Dassault Aviation only... ) that has been profitable ever since i...
by Danell
07 Jun 2011 13:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Part 2
Replies: 3977
Views: 565221

Re: India selects Typhoon & Rafale for MMRCA shortlist - Par

MUST READ: Tell-all interview with Pakistan Viper pilot [...] On the RAF Typhoon: On one occasion - in one of the international Anatolian Eagles - PAF pilots were pitted against RAF Typhoons, a formidable aircraft. There were three set-ups and in all three, we shot down the Typhoons. The RAF pilots...
by Danell
27 Nov 2010 00:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

First the article is from a French magazine, so I'm going to reach for my salt shaker. Maybe the credit for these supposed victories goes the Rafale pilots. You may find this interesting - [...] http://www.acig.org/exclusives/viraat/viraat_2.htm Secondly, agility unlike maneuverability is not an ab...
by Danell
25 Nov 2010 06:10
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Its already been posted mate and like I said I'm not going to swallow the chest-thumping without details about the engagement being revealed. For example it wasn't until I read the fine print that I realized the Rafale's outranged the EF (assuming it was simulating the Aim-120C5) by about 30%. This...
by Danell
25 Nov 2010 04:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

... Well this time too i won't waste much time, all my points are still valid because they rely on facts: ranking from competitions (i forgot the Swiss technical evaluation in ...2008), results from exercises, display of maneuverability; last price known... as you are just using empty words like : ...
by Danell
23 Nov 2010 22:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Yes, R&D for the EF was very expensive, but overall they delivered a better fighter at roughly the same price (far below potential but that's a different story). The leaks from the Swiss Competition (EF / Rafale / Gripen) published this year by the Neue Zurcher Zeitung and Avianews revealed tha...
by Danell
23 Nov 2010 02:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

- How does it have the highest costs? Please share. Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if the Typhoon costed considerably less than the Rafale because of its vastly higher production numbers. With regard to the funding problems; the fact is the only reason you don't hear about spending cuts in Fra...
by Danell
22 Nov 2010 23:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

EF is just 2 years late ...
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/unc ... 15243.html
India will not choose a winner depending on the number of articles published by medias :wink:
by Danell
20 Nov 2010 06:51
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

Kartik wrote:Thanks Danell. Now I'd advise that you take shelter somewhere since if Wickberg sees what you wrote, you'll get a good bit of rather nasty stuff written in return for daring to say that the Gripen NG is a high risk project.


Brazilians are guilty, not me :wink:
by Danell
20 Nov 2010 06:44
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

The only change made was about the transfer of technology. From 9% to 40% as TOT is the most important criterion . Before the change , the F18 was ranked 1st , not the Gripen. After the change the Rafale was ranked 1st , not the Gripen. Btw In Brazil , Jobim is regarded by everyone as the best minde...
by Danell
20 Nov 2010 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

The Brazilian military, however, made it known that its top brass was heavily leaning toward the Swedish Gripen when the Brazilian Air Force released an evaluation report in early 2010 that ranked the Gripen first, the F/A-18 second and the Rafale last. Despite the military’s preference for the Swe...
by Danell
01 Nov 2010 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

About the Rafale OSF, 48 have been delivered with the first batch, it's true the current batch of 59 Rafale F3 ordered in 2004 is not delivered with new OSF because of budget constraints , but it is a removable and interchangeable equipment which can be fitted on any Rafale when needed. And the nex...
by Danell
01 Nov 2010 17:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

About the Rafale OSF, 48 have been delivered with the first batch, it's true the current batch of 59 Rafale F3 ordered in 2004 is not delivered with new OSF because of budget constraints , but it is a removable and interchangeable equipment which can be fitted on any Rafale when needed. And the next...
by Danell
24 Oct 2010 17:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

At last, people should remember some countries have already compared the Rafale with the Superhornet, like the Netherland for example I am not sure what other nation's comparisons have to do with Indian M/MRCA. We should expect Indian/Israeli/French components in any plane that is selected by India...
by Danell
24 Oct 2010 00:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

not at that time , it was probably the Gripen C/D i think
by Danell
24 Oct 2010 00:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010
Replies: 3205
Views: 641321

Re: MRCA Discussion - October 2, 2010

the UAE eval revealed some gaps in rafale and the french asked UAE around $2b to develop and improve technology to plug these gaps. UAE is seriously considering F-18 now (per media report) because the radar and ECM is upto their expectation as-is. also there is no word on M88 growth version (neithe...
by Danell
10 Sep 2010 13:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Gen. Zelin became a traveling salesman (English translation from Russian) Yesterday began the official visit of the delegation of the Russian Air Force General Command, headed by Air Force Commander Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin said in India. , Told news agencies the official representative of the Off...
by Danell
08 Aug 2010 17:15
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Manishw wrote:@ Danell Ji I really don't want to get into the nitty-gritties of the two aircraft and argue like fan-boys.From my p.o.v both do a good job. Please Ignore my statement if You don't agree.


As you want , it's your problem ... It is possible to discuss about the aircrafts without acting like fan-boys
by Danell
08 Aug 2010 16:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Very well put danell ji, the point is- is India going to align itself with Europe? This is a huge geopolitical shift taking place if it were to be so. Just for the records I don't see a big difference in the two European birds as regards capability. There are differences between the 2 aircrafts: Ty...
by Danell
08 Aug 2010 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

The term GEO-POLITICAL needs to be explained here. What GEO-POLITICAL benefit one is expecting if typhoon wins? And what happens if Rafale wins? I am not a fan of Rafale. It is underpowered and Dassault is smaller than EADS...... 'm confused!! The Rafale has a very good T/W ratio and is powered by ...
by Danell
01 Jul 2010 02:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

Race for `mother of all deals' for 126 fighters gets hotter NEW DELHI: The race for the "mother of all defence deals", the $10.4 billion project to acquire 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) for IAF, is getting hotter. Defence ministry sources said the technical evaluation repo...
by Danell
25 Jun 2010 20:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

BIG NEWS France offers to Indian Air Force for purchasing 40 Rafale fighters A French company offered to sell 40 of its state-of-the-art aircraft Rafale fighter jets to India for a bi-lateral air exercise on Friday. An Indo-French joint exercise is to be held somewhere in India in 2011 – 12. The of...
by Danell
24 Jun 2010 21:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

my bad.i thot postin an article in full was a big no no. these evaluations in brazil and swiss seems to be opposite of what hapnd to rafale in india.AFAIK rafale dint pass te high altitude trials in leh where gripen passed with flying colours.i kno u cant estimate a fighters performance just by hig...
by Danell
18 Jun 2010 15:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: MRCA News and Discussion
Replies: 3861
Views: 938361

Re: MRCA News and Discussion

What is AC technique? Active cancellation: Stealth RAFALE According to the French magazine “Air & Cosmos” , A “stealth RAFALE demonstrator” will be funded (according to the very official 2010 french defense budget) to increase its stealth capabilities. Apparently the solution that will be adopt...

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