Cain Marko wrote:They seemed to have been reliable enough in Syria, and their much maligned hardware including upgraded cold war designs like Tu22s and Fencers put up some very serious uptimes in a rather far away location. That kind of power projection can only be matched by the USA, nobody else.
If that's the case, why are these designs much maligned?
Why no one else use Tu-22 and Fencer, if it's such a big hit?
Even the third world like Egypt and Iraq have smartly disposed off their inventory. No repeat orders.
Where's the Russian single engine multirole fighter with High MTBF engines?
Why has the IAF ordered 920 AL-31 engines till date for approx. 230 Sukhois?
Their production and reliability is shitty. The recent news feature of S-400 manufacturing plant , I think by Nitin Gokale, looks like a geriatric German shopfloor from the 1980s.
Our BDL and DRDO facilities look better.