aircraft carrier kicking ass of taliban and typhoon each exercise seems to me a good operational experience!
I'll believe it beat it Typhoon when the details of the exercises are released. Until then its speculation.
Uk and Italy are cutting 2/3 of T3 with no real upgrade on their own "final" product, UK sells even thiers to Saudies, and they don't get the rid of F35B who is as costly as typhoon, and less capable on the paper! countries that doesn't support their own design phylosophy looks suspect!
it seems you are asking yourself wrong questions!
F-35B orders haven't been cut, by virtue of never having been placed. But, while we're on the topic, of the two QE class ACs, only one is now scheduled to field the F-35. That's basically a cut in half of the eventual number of F-35s to be ordered.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 888962.ece
"The Eurofighter project is a disaster of unknown cost, since the MoD ceased releasing figures once they passed £20bn. Only four Typhoons (as the plane has been rebranded) have ever been deployed outside Britain: to the Falklands, where they safeguard sheep and penguins. That is about all they are good for, since they were designed three decades ago to fight the Soviets."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... wrong-wars
For one, that's an opinion piece. And secondly, it comments on the direction of defence spending not on how the Eurofighter performs with regard to its peers.
seems the Uk is getting rid of tranche 3A in nice price deal with oman!
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/ ... 0To%20Oman
No tranche 3B, no AESA, No TVC, no no no....
Why do the specifics of the Tranche 2B concern India? The Eurofighter still has a far larger order book than the Rafale. Dassault for example has produced something like 75 Rafales in the last ten years. That's pitiful 7.5 aircraft a year. If I subscribed to your logic, I'd say the French military wasn't interested in the Rafale either.
And the IAF's Typhoons will come with an AESA and if it so requires, TVC as well.