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  1. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Here you missing a big point, the report is two decade old and when majority of iaf jets were light & medium category, and now majority of iaf jets are heavy category. Heavy category jets need more maintenance, less availability rate etc and less sortie rate compared to rest. also you need to...
  2. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    According to the post HAL deliver prototype to ADA in 25/26 and first flight after a year[once cleared by ADA] and flown by HAL test pilots.
  3. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Clear 80 additional mk1a asap and HAL add/set up one more production line. Rest irreverent & nonsense - for ex. mki- russia busy due to war, rafale- production line is full for 3~4 years, rest - take more time to conclude the deal.
  4. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    F22, Su 57 etc are air superiority fighters, J20 is more like interceptor. Only F35 capable of SEAD missions against high end AD s/ms. Stealth aircrafts designed for primarily to avoiding AD s/ms not for SEAD missions. SEAD missions mainly done using stand off missiles,ARMs etc. B21 & H20...
  5. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Need more combat range for deep strike, long range strike, cap etc, and IAF considered mwf.
  6. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    No aim120c7/c8/d in paf. Can a Mk1 take on F16 blk 52 with AIM 120C one on one? - its depend on israel/drdo spj/ew pod. Except stealth aircraft LCA capable of defending/intercept any jet including mki,j10.f16,j16 etc we still using mig21 and used to intercept f16, jf17.
  7. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    What about NDA 1 ?
  8. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Lca mk1 series of jets only replace mig21 role, not jaguar, mig23, mig27, m2k, mig29. IAF already ordered 123 lca and ada/hal only able to deliver less than 40[32] aircraft so far and further order depends on the capability of new version of mk1[mk1a] and ada performance in developing mwf, means...
  9. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    IAF is not against GoI or LM, they can assemble f16 in India and sell to any country including pakistan. Its their issue, and not IAFs, IAF only want 180 eft or rafale, and don't care about its production country or offsets etc.... or tot ....etc. LM can build f16 , f35, f22, etc in India and...
  10. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    The biggest mistake IAF made is choosing quality over quantity. Insisted of buying quality products from US & EU, if IAF choose Russian with maximum tech and desi/indigenous ones, like 100~200 mig29/35/35 desi + 150+ lca mk1, IAF able to defend against both China & Pak. Now Chinese quantity...
  11. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Anti Sh missile - JSM/NSM carried internally by f35.
  12. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Wait, by who ?? LM happy to sell & USN want F35b/c in IN service. IN interested in F35b ?? and what about v22 ?? IAF shown a little interest on f35 during earlier days of mmrca[they wanted f35 in the place of f16].
  13. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    its political decision & economical. Only mig 35 & f16 uae meets economical goal without tot. Mmrca started from 5~8bil [2007] to 15~18bil [2014] tot lol.
  14. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Its upto GoI. IAF need more AWACS, Air refuelers, jets, MTA, armed drone etc.
  15. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    Multiple newspapers written about 1,2 and 4. 3 also from a newspaper. These news 1,2,3 & 4 not written in a single paper, but in different papers during different periods. Why the deal is cancelled is a mystery, and not related to HAL. If HAL can't assemble then who can, Boeing, UAC, Saab,LM...
  16. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    I read in a newspaper that 1.issue with HAL sorted out & 2.mmrca deal 99% complected & 3.the main person who is responsible for negotiation of the deal passed away & 4.GoI cancelled the deal and brought 36 rafale.
  17. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    IAF shortlisted both eft & rafale, both UPA & NDA started process to acquiring 126 jets but suddenly GoI cancelled the deal and acquired 36 rafale, its political decision.
  18. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    What CAATSA? GoI can buy 100~1000 mki upgraded version with out CAATSA, CAATSA only comes if India buys a new kind of weapons like S400, Su35 or checkmate, t14 etc. GoI brought S400 with out caasta, US only consider caasta if it meets it requirements.
  19. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    IAF shortlisted both eft & rafale, both UPA & NDA started process to acquiring 126 jets but suddenly GoI cancelled the deal and acquired 36 rafale, its political decision.
  20. johnj

    Indian Air Force: News & Discussions

    IAF want 114 rafales, and mrfa is a process to acquire them. IAF already described to MOD, why su30 can't replace mmrca/mrfa needs. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MoD waiting for mwf to fly, after that GoI buys...
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