MaharathiArjun wrote:36 Rafale's with 90% availability I think these guys can easily prevent any kargil type misadventure from porkies and chinis.
Seems costly but this is to ensure any misadventure can be dealt with swift response and minimum causalities to India.
Hopefully GOI can push frenchie's to let us integrate Mini Brahmos with rafale's.
May be,,,May be it serves well for the cold start doctrine... Its like coffee vending machine,, i press the button and get coffee immediately...
We see only MKI parked on display or flying in airshow/ functions.. but who knows what goes when inside the hangar... how easy ( or tough) it is to get it on AIR...
My experience is ,, western systems have very good built in test instruments and sensors. You plug a laptop and u will come to know health of the every system inside.
But Russian eqpt....... my god ... sometimes you will faint. AFAIK all are non-Standard and you have to do manually lot of things..
Thats why i think IAF wants Rafffy.. May be they want to drive a point to ruskies. Enough of your vodka and next time we will buy something else..
where as navy wants to go 1 step further and
In A Boost To Make In India, Navy Chief Wants To Build All
Submarines And Ships In The Country
just my speculations