Ajay K wrote:Any details of air-ground role enhancements of Mig-35? Either navigational or targeting. I have not seen the Mig-35 deliver any ground attack ordinance.
The Mig is only a upgraded Mig 29 and just like the EF made for air superiority with less a2g capabilities, so don't expect something impressive.
jmaxwell wrote:nachiket wrote:...
I had a question. The Mig-35 may very well have the best aerodynamics of the lot, and it needs that to be successful in its primary role ... that of an air-superiority fighter. But does the IAF really need another one of those? Don't the MKI, Mig-29s and Mirage-2000s (latter 2 after upgrade) take care of that requirement?? Won't it be prudent to think of augmenting our strike forces. To a layman, the F-18SH seems to offer an excellent strike package (especially the weapons like JDAM and co.) in addition to providing the IAF with the best BVR combat platform in the region.
Totally agree that we need a strike fighter. This is what the PAF aircomodore Kaiser Tufail has to say about the Kargil conflict:
But do we need just another bomb truck, cause the Mki has also heavy strike capabilities, or do we need a fighter that can do preemptive strikes without being detected so easily with good defense systems for survivability?