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Post by ashdoc Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:48 am

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-confirms-order-for-air-forces-rafale-deal-with-france-1262447

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Post by Marathadi-Saamiyaar Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:48 am

ashdoc wrote:http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/india-confirms-order-for-air-forces-rafale-deal-with-france-1262447

Unless and until India starts manufacturing its own multi-role fighter, it will be weak. If it succeeds in making its own, it will be able to bargain and "dictate" much better in getting other advanced /future fighters and bombers.

In this regard, I even think India should go for the Swedish JAS-39C/D Grippen, which has been offered for complete technology transfer/production to India. For one, India will be a coveted and premier market for Sweden and likely more reliable - that too if India can manufacture the fighter in its totality.

P.S. just need to make sure it is nothing like the Saab or Volvo cars...Razz

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Post by ashdoc Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:47 pm

 if servicability is considered , rafale is undoubtedly the best . the sukhoi 30 has only 55 percent servicability , which means that if combat opens then at that time only 55 percent of the sukhoi fleet will be available for combat---the rest will be down for maintanence issues . but virtually the entire rafale fleet will be available for operations against the enemy . that itself is a huge advantage . 

as far as ease of flying for the pilot is considered , again rafale is tops . french aircraft are extremely easy for the pilot to fly and the french mirage 2000 are also extremely popular among the indian pilots . 

capabilities---

in electronic warfare , the rafale is best in the whole world . its 'spectra' electronic warfare system is superb in jamming radars and infrared detectors etc ( all kinds of detection devices ) that are fitted onboard enemy planes to detect it , and rafale can become considerably invisible to some fighter planes . it can outclass chinese aircraft in this capability .

it is also great in surface attack---whether land or sea targets . it can accurately detect them and shoot then using a variety of air to surface missiles and laser guided bombs . it also can jam the radars directing incoming missiles using 'spectra' and therefore can penetrate deep into enemy territory to attack surface targets as the surface to air missiles of the enemy will find it difficult to reach the rafale . also rafale has considerable range because of it's considerable internal fuel capacity and can fly long distances for deep penetration missions . china has no such plane capable of deep penetration strike .

in air to air combat however , it is not tops . both the sukhoi 35 ( which the chinese are going to get ) and the indian sukhoi 30 are better than rafale . the speed of the rafale is less than these aircraft and the detection range of it's radar is less too . that does not mean the rafale cannot fight air battles . it can match the pakistani f 16 in air combat and outclass the less capable fighters of both pakistan and china . 

however , some questions remain unanswered . will the 'spectra' electronic warfare system make the rafale difficult to detect for aircraft like sukhoi 30 and 35 and help it to close onto enemy aircraft to shoot it inspite of its lesser speed and radar range ?? or will the greater detection range of the sukhois and their greater speed win ?? these questions can be solved only in actual combat .

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