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F-35 Lightning II News-- US trying to sell the F-35 to India

Discussion in 'Modern Warfare' started by d14gtc, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. d14gtc

    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    F-35 Lightning II News

    US trying to sell the F-35 to India


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    With India rejecting older generation U.S. aircraft -- the Lockheed's "Block 70" F-16 and the Boeing F-18 Hornet (including the Super Hornet) with New Delhi shortlisting European defence firms Dassault and Eurofighter for the contract for 126 jet fighters.

    Despite, India having embarked on the path to co-develop its own 5th-Gen fighter, based on the Russian Sukhoi T-50 prototype, with New Delhi and Moscow inking a $295-million preliminary design contract (PDC) last December.

    In a nine-page Pentagon report said the US Defense Department was continually looking for ways to expand defence cooperation with India, including joint development of arms as the military-to-military relationship matures.
     
  2. APD

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    Its looking like us is desperate to sell this birds to India.All they need is indian $$$.
     
  3. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    F-35 A.K.A "Useless" High Cost, High Maintenance Junk

    PAK FA is far superior to this
     
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    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Actually whole Lot has been grounded by US itself number of times due to uncountable reasons and so due to scarcity of funds,and now india seems to them a lucrative option until unless we wont done something ridiculous.We better stay out of this F series i guess.
     
  5. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    In the long run, Russian hardwares turns out to be more expensive in terms of maintenance and spare parts cost.
     
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    satz Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    PAK-FA going to be manufactured in india so spares and maintanence wont be a problem.. Moreover for our country F-35 is very expensive which is not worth to the cost and maintaining will be a uphill task...
     
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    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Ironically, F-35 was supposed to be cheap, under $80 million. Don't know what messed up with the whole process.
     
  8. satz

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    F-35 is totally derived product from F-22.. the issues in the latter have not been fixed yet.. so naturally we can expect more problems in F-35.. keeping pakistan in mind, GOI acted so far but now they realized the threat from china is increasing which is one of the factor that made india to be a partner in PAK-FA(Thanks to russia).. we all know the stealth features of the american planes cannot be matched by any nations now or future.I

    India might consider F-35 for IN. when it really faces the number problems with chinese huge Airforce and Army.. F-35 With its stealth and advanced radar can match no of J-10'j,11 and so on except j-20 where pak-fa is really handfull here..Over all i would say F-35 is not a crap like others define here.. Americans are not stupid to make a jet(which many others call it here as junk)which they consider as main stream fighter jet for the next decade, After-all they control the sky as of now and continues to be... UAV and Stealth fighters are the future birds going to rule the sky and india should move in the same direction knowing that russians are not best when comes to new age technology..

    I would say india should consider this white elephant for the quality of IAF as the enemies will think twice or thrice before any adventure forget Pakistan..
     
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  9. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    there are several threads are running on F-35. TAriq please merge them all together.
     
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