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

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    It's true. That's why the H1B visa is a big issue. When I say indian I also mean American indians .
     
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    Google earth satellites
     
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    You need to live here to understand what I'm saying. The university where I graduated from had more than 50 % indians in grad school and post doc. And it's the same trend in most of the schools in usa. Anyway it's getting off topic and I will end my debate here.
     
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    Urban myth, no basis in fact.
     
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    There are about 150,000 students in USA from India, there are about 20 million people in college in the USA
    [paste:font size="6"]International students earn more than half of advanced STEM degrees in the U.S.Jenny Ung, Arizona State University 8:47 am EST July 8, 2015


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    For Yashwanth Kumar, studying in America has always been his dream.

    After receiving his undergraduate degree at Anna University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, he is now a graduate student at Arizona State University pursuing a Masters in Biomedical Engineering.

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    International students make up more than half of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) advanced degrees earned at American colleges and universities, according to a study released by the Pew Research Center on June 18, 2015.

    Mohammed Baoum, a graduate student at Arizona State University, also noticed that most of classmates were international students himself in his studies in pursuit of a Masters in industrial engineering.

    RELATED: Philly organization brings STEM students out of the classroom, into the real world
    Though international student graduates earned only 11.6% of all doctoral degrees in the U.S., foreign students earn 57% of all engineering doctoral degrees, 53% of all computer and information sciences doctoral degrees and 50% of mathematics and statistics doctoral degrees, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
     
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    @Averageamerican, even in ME Islamic countries, Indians have been found to be the best citizens. Unlike Muslims who run away from Islamic nations to countries like US for freedom and start demanding sharia the day they become dominant in some county/state, Indians never ask for Sanatan Dharma as the dominant religion. We accept the culture of the nation we go to, respect it, follow it while maintaining our own distinct culture. No nation in the world has reason to say that Hindus who came looking for asylum have raped women of the nation they sought refuge in like the muslim immigrants in Europe and US. We learn, earn and contribute to the land which helps us.
     
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    Agree that Indians make good citizens, but in USA do not maintain distinct culture, Indians are rapidly absorbed in USA culture.
     
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    The F-16 Fighter Could Still be Flying in 2050
    The single-engine fighter design could fly an amazing 75 years.

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    • War is Boring, the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) would enable existing F-16s to fly another 20 years past their upgrade date, enabling the late 20th Century jet to serve through the middle of the 21st Century.

      The Air Force has more than a thousand F-16s in service and is in the process of replacing them with the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. Even so, it will be more than a decade before enough new fighters are purchased to safely retire the F-16s. That delay has prompting the service to look into what it would take to keep the older fighters flying.


      Defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which makes the F-16 and the F-35, has come up with a kit of replacement parts for to up to 300 single-seat and 43 twin-seat fighters. The upgrade still needs to be funded but the upgrade program would run through 2028, making the last planes capable of serving as late as 2048.

      War is Boring makes an important point: Would anyone still want to fly F-16s in 2048? Yes, the F-35's cost overruns and delays are frustrating. But as the price of the F-35A finally dips below $100 million a copy, on its way to the target price of $85 million, upgrading older, lower-tech planes becomes a less attractive proposition. Of course, the Air Force is no stranger to keeping older planes in the skies.
     
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    Yes. the F16 will still be flying in 2050 because the f35 would still be plagued with problems.
     
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    That's a great aspect of Indian culture; striking a balance between assimilation & adaptation to a new society/country (including being ideal, productive citizens), while simultaneously maintaining heritage and a distinct identity.
     
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    Gripen-E is a new build aircraft with major design changes. So compatibility with earlier versions won't matter. IT WAS NOT THE QUESTION.

    I'm 100% sure any new fighter jet deal will come with base accommodation. WHY? IF YOUR BASE IS QUITE NEW AND ADAPTED TO A (SMALL) PLANE, NO CHANGE NEEDED.

    Brazil Without customization: $130M : WHAT KIND OF CUSTOMIZATION ?

    India
    Without customization: $200M. WITHOUT TOT IT'S LESS THAN $100M
    With customization: $250M. IDEM. BUT INDIA NEED TO INTEGRATE MORE WEAPONS.

    Brazil is also getting a factory for this price. MAYBE. A FACTORY MADE OF SCREW DRIVERS ?

    It's incomparable to Rafale deal. YES. IT IS.
     
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    So sad.... these are the sole paper planes of the list.
     
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    Sorry, NO.
    You don't know how USA woud be without you. Not the world... please.
     
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    A world without India would be very, very different from our Earth. For a start we wouldn't have 1234567890.
     
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    Might have had something better.
     
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