F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

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The SH18 breakdown was official.
F35 : no dual seat. The effect of the need to be 4 was bad.

There are talks beween pilots.... And some french forumers are friends of french pilots.... and they spoke....
Again, no sources, rumors from French forumers & pilots are BS 🤮
 

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You are unable to see or udnderstand this kind of things my old and sick bro.
It's ok, I have seen your picture, stay in the basement, the China virus is most deadly to you. You're already in the Joe Biden senile camp.
 

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It sounds like Mig-29K is out of the picture. The competition is between Naval Rafale and F-18. F-18 being cheaper probably will be the winner.
Nothing is going to be cheap.

A batch of 36 of any aircraft will cost more than $6B.

As such, i don't see any new aircraft inducted into IN aviation corp till atleast 2030.

Since, there is a lot more to be paid for, like extra P8I, rotary wing, submarines, destroyer, frigate etc. All for a budget of $3.5B per year.

At the very earliest, an aircraft will be chosen by 2023, signed by 2025, and inducted no earlier than 2030.
 

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It sounds like Mig-29K is out of the picture. The competition is between Naval Rafale and F-18. F-18 being cheaper probably will be the winner.
SH18 is heavier but with the lower load and range.
Dassault has already a factory in India.
French is more keen on make in india than US.
There are benefits to have the same plane in air force and in maritime one (logistic, training, simulators...)

=> The game is not made.
 

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poor F35. Its sole asset near vanishing....
 

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Strange idea....

Why integrating Meteor when the dark star AMRAAM D has a 160km range? Is there a mistake in this fabulous range ??? :pound::pound::pound:
Integrating one dosen't necessarily mean the other is useless. If the F35B's operator is European, what's the harm in integrating a European product too. Integration of Indian missiles on Rafales won't mean the imported ones are bad.
 

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Strange idea....

Why integrating Meteor when the dark star AMRAAM D has a 160km range? Is there a mistake in this fabulous range ??? :pound::pound::pound:

Aim-120D was already ordered in RAF in 2018, they have enough stock to deploy from Typhoons and existing F-35s.


Meteor Final assembly is in UK, hence it's normal to support local industry.
 

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poor F35. Its sole asset near vanishing....
Flying with Luneberg lenses, probably with external tanks, war-time or operational rcs is completely different. Only an arse would believe that F-35s fly around in International airspace with wartime signatures. :facepalm:


 

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Sources familiar with the negotiations said a working idea was for Israeli air defenses to be able to detect the UAE F-35s with technology that effectively defeats the stealth capabilities of the jets. => No? incredible news... :lol:

Washington already demands that any F-35 sold to foreign governments cannot match the performance of U.S. jets, said both a congressional staffer and a source familiar with past sales. => there are the full spec (but low perf) F35 for US army, and the low spec and low perf for the others. Nice !
 

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Sources familiar with the negotiations said a working idea was for Israeli air defenses to be able to detect the UAE F-35s with technology that effectively defeats the stealth capabilities of the jets. => No? incredible news... :lol:

Washington already demands that any F-35 sold to foreign governments cannot match the performance of U.S. jets, said both a congressional staffer and a source familiar with past sales. => there are the full spec (but low perf) F35 for US army, and the low spec and low perf for the others. Nice !
Yet they are still lining up to buy. But I'll tell you what, put the French stealth fighter up to compete with the f-35 and let the superior French jet win. Or offer the Rafale, the problem is you have a delta wing canard fighter with some decent electronics and you think it's the second coming of christ. France is doing what everyone else is doing, updating what they have while working on a stealth fighter, otherwise they would say that the Rafale is enough into the 8th generation.
 

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