Can Kill J-20 & PAKFA/T-50, Says Eurofighter

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  1. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    nimo_cn Senior Member Senior Member

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    India must procure something like that.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    cir Senior Member Senior Member

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    :thumb::thumb: The successful testing by AVIC of XXXX in the last month of 2011 relegated the J-20 to a subordinate position, so to speak。
     
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    It depends on what PLAAF wants to do with either aircraft. Considering the J-xx and J-20 are still in development, they should be more or less at the same level.
     
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    SpArK SORCERER Senior Member

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    Have posted this long time back... It was from EF magazine.
     
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    Drsomnath999 lord of 32 teeth Elite Member

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    rafale may be the only 4.5 gen aircraft in this world which can take on j20 & pak fa thanks due to it's passive detection capabilty due to it's 5th gen spectra
    system which has both ELINT & SIGNIT capabilty :thumb:
     
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    sukhish Senior Member Senior Member

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    Yea,
    Rafale can also take down f-22, cruise missiles, ballistic missile , rocket propelled grinades and even bullets fired form a pistol.
     
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    Drsomnath999 lord of 32 teeth Elite Member

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    even asteroids & aliens :taunt1:
     
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    Eurofighter seems desperate to win the 2 or 3 contracts it is fighting for eh?
     
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    If we look at it seriously, we will see that without a 5th gen backup, the EF will be toast against J-20 and T-50. A team of 6 PAKFA's with 16 upgraded Tyhpoons can probably take out thrice the number of a fleet comprised only of Typhoons with little or no losses. The victor among a fleet comprised of only EFs against a 5th gen fleet is a no-brainer, no matter how the EF consortium would like to spin the story.

    A combination of F-35 and EF is what Italy and UK are looking at. Most air forces cannot really afford fielding two different types.

    Only USAF, RAF(UK), RMI(Italy), IAF, PLAAF and VVS R(Russia) are looking for a proper mix of 4.5th and 5th gen fighters in their inventory. So the article is meant for countries in the middle east and far east who may prefer a cheaper 4th gen option compared to the 5th gen F-35.
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    hmmmm - I think the RAAF (Aus), the RCAF (Canada), Israel and Japan will also get the F-35, and will keep some of the other US-origin fighters like F-16s. F-15s and/or F/A-18s - meaning there will be at least other countries with 5th and 4.5 gen aircraft mixes.
     
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    The other aircraft won't handle air superiority missions because of the threat of losing them. Only the biggies will use 4.5th and 5th in tandem for air superiority.

    Also these aircraft are mostly old. So, in a few years they will be up for retirement when the F-35s undergo MLUs. Turkey will have 30 F-16s left though. Australia may sell the non Growler optimized SHs.
     
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    India should certainly go for this bird. It simply rocks!!!
     
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    T-50 no way..
    J-20 oh yes anyday...it looks like a giant boat that flies.. apart from the hype there is nothing substantially validated or got sommething extra ordinary to take on 4th gen ones.
     

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