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Jon lake exclusive report on rafale . Must watch

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  1. DrSomnath999

    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    PLZ NOTE ANYONE HAVING PROBLEM VIEWING THE PICS THEN PLZ 1ST SAVE IT IN YOUR PC THEN ZOOM IT FOR BETTER VIEW

    THIS REPORT IS FROM COMBAT AIRCRAFT MONTHLY MAGAZINE MAY 2012 EDITION BY JON LAKE WHO IS A VERY REPUTED AVIATION JOURNALIST
    & HAD WON THE 2008 BOEING IDS AWARD FOR THE BEST DEFENCE SUBMISSION IN THE AVIATION JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS.
    PERSONALLY HE IS A BIG ADMIRER OF TYPHOON & A BIG CRITIC OF RAFALE BUT THIS TIME HE FINALLY ADMITS THAT RAFALE HAS OUTPERFORM
    THE TYPHOON .

    NOTHING IS MORE FUNNY WHEN A CRITIC HIMSELF ADMITS A PRODUCT'S QUALITY WHICH HE CRITICISES A LOT . Haaaa Haa [​IMG]



    THIS IS THE FRONT COVER OF THE MAGAZINE
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    RAFALE RIDING HIGH
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    FROM THE AUTHOR :
    Sorry guys i cant post the source of the magazine where i downloaded it to respect copyright.But this article is surely a big slap on the face of all RAFALE haters as the article is posted by a author who is himself a big critic of rafale.
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    OH i missed DARE 2 a lot he would have loved this thread :D
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Xaxa....You have out-performed yourself with this, Doctorji! Its cute how you find such
    good articles around the world and give them to us fanboys at IDF/an' other forums free of cost!

    Keep it up! Great find! Keep it up:tup:up:tup:up!!

    Its interesting to see how a Rafale-crtic has morphed into a praiser suddenly, I think
    M-MRCA decision must have forced the world into a rethink, although other factors could
    have also played a role in change of mind.
     
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  4. Skull and Bones

    Skull and Bones Doctor Death Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Somnath was the biggest Rafale critic prior to the selection. :drinking:
     
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    Picard Lt. Colonel RESEARCHER

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    I only skimmed it, but it seems he basically said that Typhoon is immature and that Rafale's lower cost was, aside from higher system maturity and politics, deciding factor.
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    He too has morphed into Rafale-supporter now, hasn't he?

    Rafale has got so popular nowdays. There is Congress...there is BJP...and then there is only Rafale.

    [​IMG]

    How much is too much :drinking:
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    welll unfortunately u missed the most important part Jon Lake admitting rafale has outperformed Typhoon comprehensively in switzerland leaked evaluation report
    & that is the most important thing coming from an ardent critic of rafale:lol:
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    Dr Somnath 999 & indian politician are both same they changed sides /party shamelessly :rofl:
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    yes thats the most important thing that i was so lucky to find these kind of rare article & post it to share with u guys that u wont find so easily
     
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    kaku Major IDF NewBie

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    Not just praiser. It become the showstopper of fighters. France should thanks us for such goodwill.
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    1st of all hi kaku

    of course dude they are one of our time tested ally ,they are few countries which didnt impose sanctions on us when we conducted
    Nuclear test & they can help us considerably in LCA & all other important projects

    1st of all hi kaku

    of course dude they are one of our time tested ally ,they are few countries which didnt impose sanctions on us when we conducted
    Nuclear test & they can help us considerably in LCA & all other important projects
     
  12. The enlightened

    The enlightened Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I doubt if that will stop them from selling downgraded SPECTRA and RBE2.
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    Yeah...and they briefly blocked sale of the Mirage-3 aircraft to pakistan when they went to war with India in 1999,
    hmmm...something more revving would be they called off $1.6 billion worth deal with pak for JFT avionics/missiles..
    hahah!!!

    Long live India-France brotherhood!!!!, i'm pretty sure the Doctor will ensure the relationship lasts really
    L-O-N-G :rockroll::india::rockroll:
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    All I can say is that by giving us best equipment at its best efficiency will only help France, the
    French have got nothing to lose by giving us SPECTRA/RBE2 ToT with source codes, good negotiation
    and some $$$ when required would ensure that the IAF gets more than what it wants.
     
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    DrSomnath999 Major RESEARCHER

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    sorry they dont think that we are as capable as chinese in reverse engineering or copying :rofl:so they wont sell downgraded SPECTRA and RBE2
     
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