In air to air, I might take the Rafale over the Gripen NG as well, given its system maturity particularly its onboard passive sensors, after ATLC. Given it was designed to handle the French deterrence, it could make a greater striker as well. Hornet – sorry much more funded & with extra mature programs than the Gripen has. The clearest efficiency was that of the Russian MiG-35, which has not proven up at all at Aero India 2011. After multiple problems during the flight analysis trials, it is regarded by the IAF as little more than an upgraded MiG-29. The Russian fighter is effectively out of the race.
The LCA didn’t meet all the IAF requirements in its present kind. Even for the IOC IAF made certain concessions (According to ACM Naik). The reality is that if the MK1 was ok there can be no need for an MK2. absolutely appropriate. The twin-engine advantage was instantly evident when the Rafale and the Eurofighter took to the skies, lashing the spectators with a blast of sound. There was little to decide on between each those aircraft, their Excessive-G (sharp flip); High-Alpha (slow flying) aerobatics leaving the spectators clapping.
additionally, the eighty three number is only for the IAF, navy has expressed a separate dedication for 50 NLCA Mk2. Now lets take a look at the AWACS SAAB has been making the Erieye for many years now they usually have the SAAB 2000 platform to carry it (ofcourse it can be carried on Embarer as well). India however is just developing its on AWACS and desires Embarer airframes because of a lack of house grown alternative. My suggestion: get Tejas Mk2 sorted as shortly as doable (ideally with a suitable JV engine) and get some small export orders. There will likely be … Read the rest