Decision on $10 billion MMRCA deal soon

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Daredevil

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I'm opening this new thread because today is the decision for the biggest defense deal in India. I will change the title heading once the winner is announced. So, please use this thread from here on for all MMRCA related issues.

Decision on $ 10 bn MMRCA deal today

New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council will decide on Friday which company will be given India's over $10 billion Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal. The race to supply for 126 fighter jets is between two European offerings - the French Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon, manufactured by a European consortium.

The EuroFighter and the Rafale are relatively new aircraft and according to the IAF state of art. The EuroFighter has entered service with six air forces in the last few years and the Rafale is in service with the French Air Force.

India urgently needs more fighters and the new planes will take 10 years to come, even after the deal is signed.

The IAF wants to begin induction of the MMRCA in its fleet by 2015, by when it will start phasing out the Soviet-era MiG series of fighter jets.

Link to the old thread

http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-air-force/21169-india-selects-ef-rafale-mmrca-shortlist-146.html
 

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Hmm goose bumps, I am anxiously awaiting for the result, to see a gentleman said 3 years before comes true or not?
 

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Ah, the EF tried a fast one with the escort just days before eh? As if the President has any say in this matter. Or may be they know from sources that they have won and did a victory escort!!
 

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whoever wins I am sure we will be getting one of the best plane with best configurations. Best of luck to Indian Airforce for new bird.
 

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I heard,its not going to be any declared winner today. Bids will be opened, specs detailed and winner will be choosen at the year end.
 

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I sincerely hope it is the EF
 

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Rafale!!!! FTW!!!!!
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Wont happen today, this month end if we are lucky.
 

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On the contrary I think its Defence Acquisition Council(DAC)'s final meeting before opening up of the final bidding process :

Livefist: Final MMRCA Meet Today Ahead Of Bids Opening

Friday, October 07, 2011
Final MMRCA Meet Today Ahead Of Bids Opening



The Indian Defence Ministry's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting this afternoon will include final discussions on the Indian Air Force's Medium Multirole Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) programme ahead of the opening of commercial bids towards the end of this month. Sources say today's meeting will sort of any outstanding offsets issues and the applicability of new rules.
Regards
 

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Come on guys, stop with the April Fools jokes. It is October.
 

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Patience fellas :D

Only bids will be opening after today's meet. Lot of chai-biskoot sessions hereafter. Babus should keep their acidity & cholesterol in check.
 

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Meanwhile how abt a fresh poll in this thread to vote for rafael and EF. Just a check where is public inclined.
 

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Come on- there are 10's of articles on this being just discussion day and not bids being opened till end of month and actually offer taken before year end - i thought?something changed?
 

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Guys did you see this news

Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals - India News - IBNLive

New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal by approving their offset proposals here.

"All the spade work for the opening of bids have been completed. Opening of the bids will be done in a few days in the presence of the two vendors," they said.
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We waited with bated breath for this ?! :facepalm:
 

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Hey - my suspense is peaking now -
I can barely hold my Champagne glass and my Beer mug balanced over my plate of sausages and blue cheese - come on MoD ....
 
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