Shiv Aroor is driving the Rafale. First Indian Journo to do so. Dassault sending the Rafales and giving Indian journalists rides for the primary time makes it the Darkish Horse for me. Whether or not it’s army aircraft or comercial aircraft fact is Embraer know what they are doing in terms of designing and building plane, but not as much as SAAB simple. re MKI – the point was that IAF likes to order plane in batches as in comparison with ordering as a single batch no relation ship to performance of if Tejas MKII doesnt satisfy the IAF , they may wish to order a second batch of mmrca to fill in the numbers whereas curbing the numbers for MKII.
My point was that it was upto what the Bi lateral agreements would ENABLE india to EXTRACT out of the US interms of know-how , manufacturing and functionality of an overall weapons system. If the JSF was to be chosen by india it actually would have been essentially the most tempting at throughout inception where india could be better knowledgeable about its developement , specification , be within the loop to its evolution , get some production work and possibly even have the ability to influence the design of its specific model if they had been to order it in sizable ammount etc Now that india is Firmly commited to the PAKFA , has the MKI and is in search of 4.5 gen MRCA , one other Fifth technology Airframe isnt neccesary.
MMRCA aircraft even if it is F-sixteen won’t have much affect on IAF since main chunk of MMRCA plane might be based mostly in North East and Ahead bases of Jap Sector (Kolkata) which may even have MKI. Latest Articles and air power officials have made it … Read the rest