Which is totally flawed and I actually don’t perceive why Gripen supporters all the time say this? It is better on some points, agreed, however primarily on particular techs, or weapons. In any respect primary specs LCA MK2 will be very near Gripen NG, which is even logical, because they have so many similarities in design. As for the LCA programme I’ve supported it at all times and I’ve no must criticise it, IMO IAF ought to have ordered more LCA even if it is less succesful as a result of its our personal fighter. But what I shouldn’t have is blind nationalism projecting it as on par with extra successful designs just like the Gripen whereas it has not proved something.
MMRCA aircraft even if it is F-sixteen is not going to have much impact on IAF since main chunk of MMRCA plane can be primarily based in North East and Forward bases of Japanese Sector (Kolkata) which will also have MKI. Latest Articles and air drive officers have made it clear that MMRCA winner shall be based mostly in Jap sector , different plane’s like Tejas ,Mig-29,M2k ,MKI will defend Western SectorQuite correct. To be trustworthy, ToT, avionics and what not apart, efficiency of the aircraft is important IMO if it should function alongside side the MKI on occasions, especially in that specific space. When you concentrate on it, its self-explanatory why the IAF despatched up its MKI’s against the RAF’s Typhoon’s on, IIRC two events? As soon as within the UK and once more in India a short time in the past and never solely wouldn’t it have been a “vs” contest, its secure to say that they would’ve worked collectively too towards the likes of the Tornados, Harriers, Mirages, Migs and so on.
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