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by member_28476
17 Aug 2015 16:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Article on MMRCA for Swarajya Magazine
Replies: 34
Views: 3223

Re: Article on MMRCA for Swarajya Magazine

I hope i could give a help on Rafale concept and genesis.
Also can publish translated article on a french site? It would be good to "hear" an indian point of view.
by member_28476
23 May 2015 21:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

I am just saying that a team of Dassault is presently in India so as to set up supply chains, and they didn't take the aircraft back. I just do not know more, but i'm sure about it.
by member_28476
23 May 2015 21:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

In the meanwhile, Dassault team in charge of indian industrialization of Rafale is still working in India...
by member_28476
06 Apr 2015 23:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

@Cosmo yes, deal will be finalized in Delhi.
by member_28476
01 Mar 2015 23:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Dassault wanted a retractable fuel probe, but french Navy were afraid of reliability. Just an element to think about : Egypt possess 7 regiments of S-400, still they bought some Rafale. About price of the deal. Yes i guess it will be larger than th 12 billions originally intended. Question is did th...
by member_28476
20 Jan 2015 18:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Paki paper reporting French sending team by end of the month to negotiate Rafale deal.


Already went to India and back to France. Scheduled to go to India very soon again. Absolute secrecy about the results.
by member_28476
06 Jan 2015 03:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Forget the Sukhoi option. And forget the less competent journoes. What about the "complications" that the Def Min has stated? And the option *he* has provided? Why run from that? And, why such dead silence from France? Competent journoes, politicians, Dassault, other reliable sources? (ou...
by member_28476
05 Jan 2015 20:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Mig 35 is twin engined and was rejected during tactical eval. SU35, despite general shape has few in common with SU30. Much wider use of titanium, completely different electronics and FBW... So no it will not come at the price of a SU30. It is funny how unsourced statements from mre or less copetent...
by member_28476
29 Dec 2014 14:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Indian IFDL, IFF module and possibly some weaponry (over the long run). Aside from that, nothing. The Su-30MKI's modifications were a result of deficiencies in the base design, and all of the changes added genuine value to the aircraft. The only public things about indianization are : HMS, opening ...
by member_28476
27 Dec 2014 22:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Recently talked with top ranked industrial involved in MMRCA. He disclaims that OEM partner 100% liability was in original RFP. Things are going pretty well between IAF, HAL and Dasssault. Of course there were hurdles... It is CNC that want Dassault to be liable for deliveries and quality. Last hurd...
by member_28476
13 Dec 2014 00:06
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?
Replies: 2467
Views: 165423

Re: JSF,"turkey or talisman"?

The current work-share that is guaranteed

Absolutely not. And Dassault agreed to guarantee workshare and financial offsets contractually.

About costs, canadians do not share your opinion... 2014 eval of lifetime cost is 141 million C$ than 2013
by member_28476
10 Nov 2014 05:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Few interesting infos (or confirmations) in latest Air Fan "special Rafale" issue. SATCOM IS integrated on two prototypes planes B301 and C101. You can see it on the B 301/nEUROn/Falcon flight. Atm it is working on inmarsat civilian network, but will of course work with others. A HMD is be...
by member_28476
29 Oct 2014 02:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Agreed. That's why I will prefer to have it cancelled rather than going forward with it. Would like the monies to build up the LCA and AMCAs, with their associated supplier complex, inside India. The Rafale is too expensive for BOTH France AND India. And BTW, if you are a Frenchman, it would be goo...
by member_28476
28 Oct 2014 14:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

I'm a diligent reader of this topic and rarely interfere. About draginess of MMRCA contract. Do you realize there are 500 suppliers for Rafale in France? How long it was to identify indian counterparts, estimate how long ToT would take? Define ramping up of indigenous parts in the whole program? Bui...
by member_28476
20 Oct 2014 03:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Well, so as to go back to topic, Rafale, a new study plan was launched for next gen AESA. Google translation of an article. http://translate.google.com/translate?client=tmpg&hl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.portail-aviation.com%2F2014%2F10%2Fradar-aesa-la-france-veut-rester-leader.html&langpair=...
by member_28476
25 Sep 2014 04:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Some today's news from France, some directly related, others not. A "Rafale escadre" (two or more squadrons) will be created next year in Mont de Marsan. Basically what it means is that two nuke B SQds will be stationed in St Dizier and 2 mono in Mont de Marsan. Not very interesting to ind...
by member_28476
02 Sep 2014 15:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

France, UAE Close In on Spy Sat Deal A UAE source close to the negotiations told Defense News that the discussions on the deal were completed and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected soon in the UAE. “For the Falcon Eye deal to proceed there is a need for high level of technology t...
by member_28476
01 Sep 2014 02:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

#SurfingToKillTime: Dassault Systemes S. A. Market Capitalization: $12.89 Billion !!!!!!!!!!!!! Price, Today: $50.40 Price, High: $50.78, Jul 19, 2013 Price, Low: $40.17, Feb 7, 2014 Price, Start: $17.50, Sept 4, 2009 So, why exactly is India going for the Rafale? Because the company is not for sal...
by member_28476
30 Aug 2014 18:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Well fly away price is now known and documented. Last bargain (better than Eurofighter) : we join Teddy Riner as mass destruction weapon?
by member_28476
29 Aug 2014 18:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

If you do so, please consider french LPM. Some Rafales are already built for export...
by member_28476
28 Aug 2014 02:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

Tranche 1 have limited capabilities like no AESA (and not retrofittable).
by member_28476
23 Aug 2014 09:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

IIRC, it was the CEO of Dassault that said it would more than $20 billion. Need to find the article. Not really, it is from an interview at MAKS. Point is un (one) and twenty (vingt) have very close pronunciation in french, specially for a russian lady journalist... That said, MMRCA may in the end ...
by member_28476
23 Aug 2014 05:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions-9 August, 2014
Replies: 3957
Views: 204522

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

just a question : i have seen many costs quoted as for sure here (like 20 or 30 billions for MMRCA). Any serious source? Any idea of the content? Oh btw, Safran has let Air & Cosmos magazine know that indian M-88 would be purely indian made (after ToT) a few months ago. Noone noticed? Etc. Etc. ...
by member_28476
05 Aug 2014 18:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Few things... Jane's cited report is truncated. I am sorry i can't link the full one, but anyone can ask for it to Jane's or Saab (Saab is th owner). Well Nrao posted it... I guess it is public now. F-35 costs are -at best - disputable. And disputed. We have now official CPH for Rafale, and they inc...
by member_28476
05 Aug 2014 16:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

EF less capable according to whom? Certainly not the IAF.


Lets say Armasuisse?
by member_28476
02 Aug 2014 14:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Can anyone tell me why my comment about Karnad article was deleted? Oh wait i pointed factual errors... I do expect to talk with author here ;)
by member_28476
01 Aug 2014 14:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Btw, from latest Air Fan magazine, in a 1vs2 secenarion mirage 2000 shot one of the 2 polish Mig 29, engagement concluded on a draw with the other.Seems that M2K has better nose authority, but during long fights Mig engines (more powerful) will give it an edge. (according to Cpt Clément who told the...
by member_28476
26 Jul 2014 03:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

malushahi wrote:
Pagot wrote:hello, yes vacations were nice

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bpm6xyucwlsxg ... .27.41.jpg

There is nothing i thought as an issue, i just tried to give some info ;)



dhauladhars?


Nope Alps. And low altitude part (submits are around 3000 m). But quite cute and steep.
by member_28476
26 Jul 2014 03:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

Numbers are derailing... Compare either fly away cost or Basic acquisition costs or total acquisition costs. Or full life cycle costs (for ex canadian do over 20 years). Difficult task. Especially when you put in a cost/mission...
by member_28476
24 Jul 2014 15:33
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

hello, yes vacations were nice

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bpm6xyucwlsxg ... .27.41.jpg

There is nothing i thought as an issue, i just tried to give some info ;)
by member_28476
23 Jul 2014 21:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions

I have no clue about Tejas range, but here is an illustration by defesanet of Rafale range in air to ground config
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iqkar66xwfggy ... e_null.jpg
Image
by member_28476
13 Jul 2014 05:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Well according to AdA, Rafale will be relevant during 2050ies. (of course a NG version). Take a look on the article in latest avweek, many explanations about eurocanards and their EW, radar etc evolutions. Does not shed too much light on the Indian Rafale being relevant. But ..........................
by member_28476
13 Jul 2014 03:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Well according to AdA, Rafale will be relevant during 2050ies. (of course a NG version). Take a look on the article in latest avweek, many explanations about eurocanards and their EW, radar etc evolutions.
by member_28476
11 Jul 2014 15:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Apparently (but noon can be sure) future for France would be a Rafale NG+ FCAS.
by member_28476
11 Jul 2014 01:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

Indian Rafale would come in the base form around 2018 Would be a smart move from india, getting directly F3-R standard Q5: Even for France, is a Rafale MLU (in 2025) *really* worth it? Will a French Rafale remain relevant into the 2040s? Definitly according to AdA officers. Q4: In 2045, what have th...
by member_28476
10 Jul 2014 18:27
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Rafale & MMRCA News and Discussions
Replies: 5222
Views: 272402

Re: Raffy wins - Go Katrina!

First my bad if i was a bit harsh, it was late here and i was tired. About strategic asset, it simply means that France will keep modernizing Rafale so as to maintain it as a relevant threat to any country. About MLU, i doubt about any TVC. Plane is agile enough. Mostly it would be stealthier resahp...

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