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  1. BON PLAN replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Lost battle for F16. too old, too late, too Trump. You have Tejas, your leaders will push hard on it.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:13 PM
  2. BON PLAN liked PARIKRAMA's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    The discussion that pertained about Rafale next tranche centered around 3 combination 1. 36 birds 2. 48 birds 3. 60 birds All three...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 12:56 PM
  3. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Dassault always say it need 90 planes for MII. 57 + 36 > 90. IN is equipped with Mig 29 K. Rafale M may arrived only for next...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 12:51 PM
  4. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    because Dassault don't pay bribes no more :azn:

    Aug 23, 2017 at 12:19 PM
  5. BON PLAN liked Picdelamirand-oil's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    It does not bother me, and MII for Rafale will come.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 12:16 PM
  6. BON PLAN liked somedude's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    I wouldn't be so sure of that. India looks at LCC, not just initial procurement costs. And Russian materiel is famous for being cheap to...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM
  7. BON PLAN liked sunstersun's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Congrats to France! Vive le France :cheers:

    Aug 23, 2017 at 12:15 PM
  8. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    1) For the moment there is nothing really official. Remember the go / no go phases before inking last year.... 2) Even if there is...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 12:14 PM
  9. BON PLAN attached a file to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    For memory and complement : [ATTACH] unit price = 91.1 € million to 94 € million.

    detail cout du Rafale en Inde 2.png Aug 23, 2017 at 12:10 PM
  10. BON PLAN liked randomradio's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    I have considered the cost as 200M per jet. This will include cost of spares and support and performance based logistics (PBL). 18*200M...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:23 AM
  11. BON PLAN liked Picdelamirand-oil's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    But it's not possible, @Sancho doesn't like Dassault.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 2:23 AM
  12. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    IAF to Get Another 36 Rafale Combat Aircraft http://www.indiastrategic.in/2017/08/21/iaf-to-get-another-36-rafale-combat-aircraft/...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:30 AM
  13. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    18 jets = slightly less than 1.8 billion. Why a third base for just 48 planes? And India already bought tools, bench, ... for 36. No...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:29 AM
  14. BON PLAN liked CNL-PN-AA's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    My dear and beloved Randomradio, I am not sure to be a good example in this case ... Of course, I know for a fact that the MiG-29 is...

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:19 AM
  15. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Why? We know how to developp and produce (and sell) first class engine, frame and radar.

    Aug 23, 2017 at 1:17 AM
  16. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    [IMG] The most potent model of F35 is this one. called F35 (block J31)

    Aug 22, 2017 at 7:53 PM
  17. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    An airworthy Kaveri..... Not bad. For radar you can rely on Israel, the time you are ready for yours. For frame, HAL is not the top of...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 6:11 PM
  18. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    ? so how many planes for you?

    Aug 22, 2017 at 3:21 PM
  19. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    That means a long flight test campaign....

    Aug 22, 2017 at 3:19 PM
  20. BON PLAN liked randomradio's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    You mean navy deal + air force deal? It won't happen like that. Dassault is yet to prove that the Rafale can be operated on Vikky...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 3:18 PM
  21. BON PLAN liked vstol jockey's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    The deal price for unit fly away is Euro 95million. Now Rupee has started appreciating against Dollar and Euro. These 4.5B order could...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 3:14 PM
  22. BON PLAN replied to the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Ask us.... please ! so it's more than 18. Maybe more than 36. I say 48. right?

    Aug 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM
  23. BON PLAN liked Artesh's post in the thread A warm greeting from Old Cat ....

    Hi there Guys ... I`m Mohammad, 24 yo From Heart of IRI ... I Served In ARMY Foriegn Affairs Office, for 48 month (18 months, as...

    Aug 22, 2017 at 11:43 AM
  24. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    and with ALL the long tead time items? absolutely not sure. The comptability of this programme is like SR71 one : black.

    Aug 21, 2017 at 8:10 PM
  25. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    The REAL price of F35 : 191 $ millions. By raising all the sums committed by the US Treasury for the LRIP7, from June 2012 to November...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 3:31 PM
  26. BON PLAN replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    In case of REAL war, it will be over in some days or weeks. Remind me how many time it takes even in the powerfull USA to built a...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 1:05 PM
  27. BON PLAN replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Was Airbus the best consultant for naval landing gear? I doubt. For composite, they are good, but not alone on the market. In europe...

    Aug 21, 2017 at 1:02 PM
  28. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    It's true, but you must read between the lines : President Macron just decided to cut army's budget by 850 €millions. So each (air...

    Aug 20, 2017 at 2:52 PM
  29. BON PLAN liked vstol jockey's post in the thread Light Stealth Aircraft (LSA) - Concept Aircraft.

    I have extensive knowledge of CCC configurations. During Takeoff, Rafale has aft CG and during flight with stores, it manages them with...

    Aug 19, 2017 at 11:23 PM
  30. BON PLAN liked X_Killer's post in the thread Light Stealth Aircraft (LSA) - Concept Aircraft.

    What about this: [IMG] The canard foreplanes can be tilted almost 90 degrees to act as airbrakes on landing thus allowing the design to...

    Aug 19, 2017 at 11:21 PM
  31. BON PLAN liked Sancho's post in the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Hehe, just point the blame to others and hide our own failures and mistakes, that's sadly the Indian way as well. It was our mistake to...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 11:17 PM
  32. BON PLAN attached a file to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Not in the same weight class, and performance, so not for the same missions... [ATTACH] Vs [ATTACH]

    upload_2017-8-18_16-13-46.jpeg upload_2017-8-18_16-14-47.jpeg Aug 18, 2017 at 7:45 PM
  33. BON PLAN replied to the thread The Flying White Elephant.

    [IMG] As Figure 2 shows, the Program Acquisition Unit Cost (PAUC) of the F-35 is nearly $160 million,70 which is anywhere from three to...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:42 PM
  34. BON PLAN replied to the thread The Flying White Elephant.

    The Limits of Stealth and the F-35 Lacking maneuverability and payload, the survivability of the F-35 will depend heavily on its...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:41 PM
  35. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    Conclusion Despite plans for the F-35 to replace most of America’s fighter and attack aircraft, the platform is ill-suited to...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:40 PM
  36. BON PLAN attached a file to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    [ATTACH] As Figure 2 shows, the Program Acquisition Unit Cost (PAUC) of the F-35 is nearly $160 million,70 which is anywhere from three...

    cout F35.PNG Aug 18, 2017 at 7:39 PM
  37. BON PLAN replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    Is it the sole explanation? NO. LCA is not in competition with Rafale. Medium multirole vs light point defense fighter. Reason was...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:36 PM
  38. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    CounterStealth Infrared Sensors Perhaps more significant than counter-stealth radar is the F-35’s vulnerability to detection by...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:33 PM
  39. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    Counter Stealth Radar The F-35 is reported to have a radar cross section (RCS) of 0.001 square meters from a narrow frontal aspect....

    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:32 PM
  40. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    The Limits of Stealth and the F-35 Lacking maneuverability and payload, the survivability of the F-35 will depend heavily on its...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:28 PM
  41. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    What do you mean? Some more details please. Some source?

    Aug 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM
  42. BON PLAN attached a file to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    In the past you were so confident in your new technology that you removed canon from fighters.... Not a good idea. You were so...

    upload_2017-8-18_14-56-21.jpeg Aug 18, 2017 at 6:29 PM
  43. BON PLAN replied to the thread F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities.

    With such a past, how do you imagine Indian Govt will opt for LM F16 ? Indian top brass are not fool.... Lockheed-Martin’s Failure To...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 6:19 PM
  44. BON PLAN liked LonewolfSandeep's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    Damn its always so difficult to distinguish IAF & French Air Force symbol. [IMG] [IMG] [IMG] If french fly over China or Pakistan -...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM
  45. BON PLAN liked Gessler's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

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    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:52 PM
  46. BON PLAN liked Gessler's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

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    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:51 PM
  47. BON PLAN liked X_Killer's post in the thread Rafale deal signed.

    [IMG]

    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:46 PM
  48. BON PLAN liked X_Killer's post in the thread LCA Tejas Multirole Aircraft.

    There will be no LCA? but 123 ordered and 5 already delivered. And I'm unable to understand why and for what author used such terms:...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:43 PM
  49. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    Always the same feeling of superiority. I remember when I was youg, a french jourlalist interviewed a US citizen after a trip in a...

    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:41 PM
  50. BON PLAN replied to the thread F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions.

    Why do you think an AESA radar is put on part of the french Rafale fleet ?

    Aug 18, 2017 at 12:34 PM