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Indonesia to Buy Eurofighter

Discussion in 'Modern Warfare' started by Hashu, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Britain is in talks with Indonesia on the possible sale of Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft despite concerns over Jakarta's human rights record. Indonesia informally approached Britain over the potential acquisition of up to 24 jets. The previous Labour government banned defence exports to the country in 1999 amid claims it had used British-made planes to bomb civilians.

    The sale would be worth around 5 billion pounds ($8.1 billion dollars, 5.8 billion euros) in total, the paper said, but would be hugely controversial in light of current concern over the source of weapons being used against Arab rebels. British military company BAE Systems has separately offered to upgrade Indonesia's fleet of Hawk jets.

    Weapon and Technology: Indonesia to buy Eurofighter
     
  2. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    They dont need Eurofighter, just get more Flankers.
     
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    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    I don't think Indonesia needs another era of sanctions any longer when they can get strong enough fighters from Russia at better price levels than Typhoons. I said sanctions because Indonesia isn't still politically powerful enough to continue building their own spare parts for the Typhoons in case Eurofighter consortium with its self-imposed guilt industry intact in Europe, considers a sanction in the coming future.

    This is even more likely especially since Indonesia has already seen sanctions time at the hands of Britain, the same way as we have seen issues with unreliable American suppliers.
     
  4. Lock786

    Lock786 FULL MEMBER

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    The Su-30 RCS is known to be bigger than the size of the elephant. It will get detected miles away, that is why Indonesia is pursuing a better aircraft.

    It is good to see that it is not being heavily reliant on the Russian aircraft.
     
  5. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    just so you know SU-30 has thrust vectoring and is an air dominany aircraft...eurofighter is a multirole fighter!! 2 different classes!
     
  6. aakash

    aakash 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Something doesn't look right. MMRCA is worth around 10-15 billion dollars for 126 jets and 8.1 billion dollars just for 24 jets??!
     
  7. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    at this price better to go with f-35
     
  8. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    all lot of spare parts and weapons plus because it's a smaller deal indonesia can't really bargen!
     
  9. Tshering22

    Tshering22 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    The MKI radar is also more powerful than the current EF-2000 one (still AESA is not on). So in case of a fight an MKI, is likely to engage in a WVR also if we take Indonesia's regional peers/enemies if any since BVR warfare won't be come there for a long time in use. And in such a case, any western exportable jet is toast since nothing can out maneuver the MKIs.

    EFT is just too expensive for Indonesian defence budget. Negotiations going on is different from confirmation. All the best to them though.
     
  10. jagjitnatt

    jagjitnatt Major ELITE MEMBER

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    Indonesia isn't buying it. I'd be shocked if it does.
    There is no point spending so much.
     
  11. d14gtc

    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    JUST OFF TRACK - But im sure if ever they ll plan or something they ll precure it way before india.. - ONLY It Hurts - so shared.
     
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