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  1. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    EMALS is like railgun : a good idea. But Sci Fi so far. Steam catapult is a proven concept, specially well fitted with nuclear power...

    May 24, 2017 at 8:36 PM
  2. BON PLAN liked somedude's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    That's why aircraft carriers operate as part of a carrier battle group, which contains at least one ASW frigate and an attack submarine...

    May 24, 2017 at 6:46 PM
  3. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    As they did with LCS, Zummwalt :cray:

    May 24, 2017 at 6:45 PM
  4. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    EMALS isn't a proven concept now. If it is like LCS.... or F35.... Catapults (steamed or EMALS) are only a part of a carrier. The...

    May 24, 2017 at 6:42 PM
  5. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    NO. But a carrier is not only catapults. And is EMALS the futur ? not sure, even among the USN community...

    May 24, 2017 at 1:24 PM
  6. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    We were discussing of carrier DESIGN. not training. apart USA, India can work with France, GB, Russia, on design.

    May 24, 2017 at 1:23 PM
  7. BON PLAN liked halloweene's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    No, there never was, as it would have been costly for near no benefit. If there was an important project eg india brazil france, i think...

    May 23, 2017 at 11:12 AM
  8. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    NO. during WW2 they entered in war at the end of 41. They faught in north africa, Sicilia, Italy before landing in France in 44.

    May 23, 2017 at 11:12 AM
  9. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    A lot of country were adpting F35 because they expect it to be the same worldwide success as F16. Success in term of efficience, and in...

    May 23, 2017 at 11:07 AM
  10. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    US is not the sole partner able to help you on carrier design.

    May 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM
  11. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    No. The french navy needs were (and are) too small to create the tools, test bench and so one.... it's like about AWACS : we have the...

    May 22, 2017 at 9:13 PM
  12. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    If you want it, I can make specialy for you a powerpoint in which Rafale is 1st. :rafale::rap:

    May 22, 2017 at 9:11 PM
  13. BON PLAN liked Abingdonboy's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Trump's "America First" policy is going to directly oppose Modi's "make in India", giving US products an even slimmer chance in the...

    May 22, 2017 at 9:09 PM
  14. BON PLAN liked Abingdonboy's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Sorry bro but heck no, India doesn't need to run to uncle sam to fight its own fights. Keep as far away from US as possible and long...

    May 22, 2017 at 9:08 PM
  15. BON PLAN liked somedude's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    You're extremely confused. There is only one aircraft carrier in existence right now with EMALS: it is the USS Gerald Ford. The Gerald...

    May 22, 2017 at 9:08 PM
  16. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    1500 less man only because steam to EMAL catapults? I don't think. It's far too many just because catapults are changed.

    May 22, 2017 at 5:27 PM
  17. BON PLAN liked Bregs's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    While looking for US support for India's entry into NSG or helping with newer technology for Indian Navy that under Trump no one is...

    May 22, 2017 at 5:26 PM
  18. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    EMALS : don't seem to agree with you....

    May 22, 2017 at 5:23 PM
  19. BON PLAN liked zebra7's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Nuclear Supplier Group -- NSG And add Permanent Security Council Membership.

    May 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM
  20. BON PLAN liked zebra7's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    I never says that. That was for the SH, now for the Rafale-M 1. Rafale-M -- 5th Gen capable fighter plane, good avionics, comonality...

    May 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM
  21. BON PLAN liked GuardianRED's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    So it is ok for the IN to be the dumping ground for end of design life SH ....which no one else in the world is going to order, - heck...

    May 22, 2017 at 5:21 PM
  22. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Your arguments are strong.

    May 22, 2017 at 5:20 PM
  23. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    It costs to produce it ! French air force Bof.... :hmm: F404/414 : don't forget the Safranized KAVERI.... I think it's the...

    May 22, 2017 at 12:43 PM
  24. BON PLAN liked sunstersun's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    SH probably has no chance against the Rafale for carrier varients. Wouldn't make sense to go with two different companies unless the...

    May 22, 2017 at 12:38 PM
  25. BON PLAN liked PARIKRAMA's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Dassault Aviation hopes talks in 2017 to sell more Rafale to India By Reuters | GENEVA | 21 May 2017 18:17 pm GENEVA (Reuters) -...

    May 22, 2017 at 12:36 PM
  26. BON PLAN liked BMD's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    I think you're juggling semantics here. Let me put it another way. The energy received from a fighter target will not be high enough...

    May 19, 2017 at 7:26 PM
  27. BON PLAN liked Gessler's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Missile-based IIR seekers can find targets for you sure...but their utility is limited due to short range (as @BMD mentioned) and the...

    May 19, 2017 at 7:25 PM
  28. BON PLAN liked DrSomnath999's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    it is meaningless to have IR guided missile as IRST ,what would happen when it had used up all those 2 Mica IR missiles . The fact is...

    May 19, 2017 at 4:25 PM
  29. BON PLAN liked somedude's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Again: first gen OSF was an industrial compromise, the unit was made of two parts by two different companies. Thales for the TV part,...

    May 19, 2017 at 12:16 PM
  30. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Not always. Why "old" vinyl disc are coming again? It's because the vinyl sound is less metallic than CD one. Same about non transistor...

    May 18, 2017
  31. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Money! money! money! always the same argument, this part of the channel or the other one.

    May 18, 2017
  32. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    The actual OSF (2nd gen) is near IR...

    May 18, 2017
  33. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Absolutely not. The IR head was made of components becoming obsolete. It's was too costly to developp a new one, and the optical head...

    May 18, 2017
  34. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    You're right, The limited to AtoA Rafale M 'F1 entered service in 2001. first Rafale F2 entered 2006. Multirole Rafale F3 entered in...

    May 18, 2017
  35. BON PLAN liked Sancho's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    HMS effects only French forces, Rafale will get at least 1 Israeli helmet integrated, which then will be available for all customers if...

    May 18, 2017
  36. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Optronique Secteur Frontale. The first generation includes an optical head with laser ranging and a IR head. The second generation...

    May 18, 2017
  37. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    ? The base of F3R is a mature plane. We add Meteor, some refinements on Spectra, AESA ... It will be war ready before Gripen E/F !...

    May 17, 2017
  38. BON PLAN liked somedude's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    You are wrong on both of these points. Anything about cyberwarfare is going to be classified so there's no point in attempting to...

    May 17, 2017
  39. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    No RF attack on RBE2 AESA? not now... it's probably one of the next step (if US does it, we could). But is it so usefull? all depend...

    May 17, 2017
  40. BON PLAN liked somedude's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Ask the South Koreans how much is worth a TOT promise from LockMart....

    May 17, 2017
  41. BON PLAN liked Ankit Kumar 001's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    At that moment, Dassault had the most comprehensive and detailed offer . Today , LM and SAAB are claiming to deliver a lot of things,...

    May 16, 2017
  42. BON PLAN liked Ankit Kumar 001's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    There is no other substitute for the capability of Rafale , with the favourable political terms for India at the moment. The SE...

    May 16, 2017
  43. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    The only case where a SH18 makes great effects. :cheers:

    May 16, 2017
  44. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    only journalists rumors. As for now, DA work, work and work again. The harder is already made : to have a first deal, with most fixed...

    May 16, 2017
  45. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Yes, there is a chance. And when you see how many times it takes to clinch a deal in India, I'm afraid a SE deal will take much much...

    May 16, 2017
  46. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    If SE option goes to a positiv end, it will maybe reduce but not end the Rafale other purchase. India need this plane in more than 36...

    May 16, 2017
  47. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    1) MATRA, now MBDA, uses these wings since super 530F model, introduced 1979. So it's not without interest it was used after on super...

    May 16, 2017
  48. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    explain better please. and.... what? suddenly 50% become 35.5. Next step will it be 12 or 15 ?

    May 16, 2017
  49. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    50% larger radar ? unfortunately, if it's real, the perf are not 50% better.

    May 16, 2017
  50. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    In the MICA case, it's obvious the large wings are not specially made for dense air lauch. It's why I say from the beginning MICA is...

    May 16, 2017