Rakesh wrote:Don't get me wrong, India is NOT Pakistan. But engine tech is not coming
Admiral saar, please do away with the ji. The above is the key. Let us see what MP can negotiate. Without some sharing of secret sauce, this deal would become another screwdriver exercise albeit one that could still provide a boost to private industry so as to compete with hal.
Rakesh wrote:Solah or Gripen....both are dangerous for the Tejas. However with the latter, at least there is a common engine. I still don't like it, but if I had to choose...that is what I would do.
Not so sure here. Pure performance wise, the solah is well ahead of the gripen or the tejas. The NG is way overweight to compete in terms of power, and the consequent flight performance, and the f16 payload is completely out of reach for the gripen/tejas. The tejas mk2 is still on paper and it is doubtful it could meet its incredible weight goals.
Net result...gripen is much closer as a platform to tejas, esp. Mk1a and therefore will be a direct competition to tejas.