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Rafale deal signed

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by PARIKRAMA, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. zebra7

    zebra7 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Or may be the Royal Family of Oil Rich Saudi needs BM against Iran, which no country will give, but China could secretly supply for Israel supplied Nuclear Pay loads, after wasting Billions of Dollars, and decades of time on the Pakistan, but eventually the Saudi's understand that they are just the rip off Green painted Chinese BM, renamed and repacked with Pakistani product.
     
  2. zebra7

    zebra7 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    LCA was designed as the LWF (Light weight Fighter), since its user was highly impressed with the Folland GNAT, thus a wt limitation was there around 5000 KG. The technology at that time, does not permit the EW jammer equipment to be housed in the air frame body, thus never thought. And the team of the bunch of 300 engineers and scientists carved from the HAL and DRDO working on such a complex project was under manpowered.
     
  3. Sancho

    Sancho Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    That's why they needed F15s and Torando / EF with cruise missiles, but buying Chinese, Ukraine stuff is low costs and aimed on capability gaps and industrial benefits. The Saudis are moving to a regional power for several years now and not just buying toys. Their military actions in Syria and now Yemen, just as the blockade of Qatar shows that too. We even know that they seek Pakistani help on nuclear projects. So it's not like they are just wasting money on a new expensive car or yacht.
     
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    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Saudis are dumb :p no matter how expensive toys they bought, they will never win :p
     
  5. Anish

    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Saudi military is grossly incompetent.

    Houthi rebels in Yemen launch ballistic missiles on their cities.

    And given the huge Air Force and C4i assets at their disposal they cannot detect and destroy prior to launch
     
  6. zebra7

    zebra7 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Pakistani bluffed the Saudis for decades that they will give them the Islamist Nuclear Bomb and took billions of Dollar, but they now have realized that they don't have it, since it was the Chinese Design, and supplied. Qatar and Yemen blockade is their foolish action, but they did had planned the oil line to meditarian Sea directly via Turkey for the European customer with the U.S, which was ruined by the Russians landing in the Syria since it affects its European Oil supply market . So the whole wrestle is led by the U.S and the Russia for the Economical battle, disguised as the ISIS and the war on terror.
     
  7. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    2030 :D
     
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    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    No, that's not realistic, we will be restricted to only 1 bomb or 1 missile then. The only option is to physically redesign the points or use twin arms, neither are easy.

    They should have designed the LCA as a cropped delta.
     
  9. zebra7

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    At this Rate 2030, but if some part of the money saved is diverted to push over the project on the high, take consultancy just like what SAAB did, readymade testing and certification agencies like SAAB took from the UK and increase the manpower, it could be done rather quickly.
     
  10. PARIKRAMA

    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Rafale Pilot using the Fighter Sphere tablet.

    Sphere is an integrated Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) from Dassault Aviaition. EFBs are electronic information management devices that helps flight crews perform flight management tasks more easily and efficiently with less paper. It is a general purpose computing platform intended to reduce, or replace, paper-based reference material often found in the pilot's carry-on flight bag, including the aircraft operating manual, flight-crew operating manual, and navigational charts (including moving map for air and ground operations).

    In addition, the EFB can host purpose-built software applications to automate other functions normally conducted by hand, such as performance take-off calculations.
     
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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Pfff, a Microsft tablet? Boeing at least uses an Ipad for their EFBs (at least on their commerical a/c) :p
     
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    dassault shows their Cost effectiveness...
    :respect:
     
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