embraer’s sole experience in fast jets (well not that fast) is the joint production of the trainer class AMX. very similar to saab it doesn’t personal the little things that go into an aircraft (even within the class it has mastered i.e civil airliners) and is more of an assembler, though saab does at the least develop a few of its tech. it’s quite one other matter that a subsequent order for LCA MK2+ is not just possible, but very doubtless and this is apparent to anyone who has even a little bit understanding of how IAF works. however let’s ignore that for the moment.
moreover the precise assertion you have been replying to was about numbers of LCA vs numbers of MRCA in IAF, not whether it was LCA Mk1 or Mk2. The LCA didn’t meet all the IAF necessities in its current form. Even for the IOC IAF made sure concessions (In accordance with ACM Naik). The reality is that if the MK1 was good enough there can be no want for an MK2. The UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox visited the Eurofighter Storm Office in New Delhi on the twenty third November, meeting a group of high-degree company officials during his keep. Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of Cassidian Air Programs and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Eurofighter GmbH, briefed Liam Fox on the present standing of the Eurofighter Hurricane marketing campaign to win India’s tender for 126 Medium Multi-Function Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).
However the Russian delegations visiting Aero India 2011 in Bangalore have confirmed that although their contender for the MMRCA deal, MiG-35, was the only one from the six contenders to have pulled out from the air present, the MMRCA selection committee members as well as defence experts were witness to a series … Read the rest