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F16, Gripen - Make In India Single Engine Aircraft - News and possibilities

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Averageamerican, Sep 30, 2016.

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  1. BON PLAN

    BON PLAN Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Read on another forum, from a pretty well informed forumer : https://www.******************/foru...closed-doors-in-new-delhi.49/page-6#post-4295

    1. We are facing some grim moments. PMO insistence for pro-USA has burned our hands with few of our close allies.

    2. We are facing some challenges with UAV fleet with support from Israel facing some teething issues. One of the chief issue being support packages pricing and renewals.

    3. LCA Tejas has been given a strict deadline for FOC by Dec 18 failing which there will be a severe curtailment of future orders for HAL and its ecosystem. HAL products will be moved further into the private sector.

    4. LCA MK1A iteration is also given a deadline by mid of 2020 failing which Mk1A program will be wound up.

    5. These deadlines have been given with extra time to ensure no more additional time is needed to be given.

    6. On Rafales following has been the chatter
    A IAF has notified that its willing to go public with its requirements of Rafale numbers if needed and also what is happening in this deal background.
    B. IAF has rejected first Gripen E, Mig35, then F18s, then F16s and even F15 SEs
    C,. PMO is hellbent on getting a frontline fleet of USA planes which IAF is steadfastly refusing.
    D. IAF wants an MII Rafale and France/Dassault joint programs for LCA and future AMCA
    E. IAF clearly said it does not want SE planes at the cost of Rafale number curtailment under any circumstances.
    F. Navy has said they can wait for Rafale M orders for IAC1 but want that plane under MRCBF and has recommended the same in file
    G. Support for Rafale M has grown with now clarity of evolving situations and arrival of Chinese specific planes over next decade in east wen west front.

    7. PMO is now looking at a big UAV fleet for all surveillance activities and strikes roles from the USA. There are talks of moving ISTAR like systems to an unmanned fleet concepts as well. Same as Guardian B having new versions for ASW roles

    8. IAF has made it clear that it supports Rafale MII for itself and IN is onboard this plan. With this in future, it wishes just Super MKI and LCA if its available on time..

    9. Super MKI deal will be green-lighted soon as IAF is looking at Rafale Super MKI combo.

    10. The radars, EW, AAMS and network-centric abilities will be given a big boost in Super MKI in order to perform a big role in future missions and communicate freely with Rafales. Primarily limited OEM involvement is planned and a Pvt company will be given a role in this as well.

    11. Also, there is a confirmation that a High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite Zephyr is on offer with sufficient know-how for an Indian version. It's not given much weight owing to first USA relationship leaning thinking.


    US fighters are out.
     
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    Sancho Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    http://ajaishukla.blogspot.de/2017/12/indian-air-force-initiates-rs-33000.html?m=1
     
  3. LonewolfSandeep

    LonewolfSandeep Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    this forum is officially dead - its been taken over by pak it seems, all existing admins etc have been demoted...
    Goodbye friends, maybe meet again in another forum...
     
  4. BON PLAN

    BON PLAN Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Good by.
    Happy to meet you in :
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