- Dec 24, 2015
Why inferior to US EW suite?I never said rafale EW suite or Rafale to be inferior, only inferior to American one.
Spectra used 25% of the total R&D costs of the rafale project. It's huge. And Thales is not a noob in this field.
France has a very long and fruitfull experience with EW suites : it begun with the Mirage IV, to help the french birds to deliver the nuclear device. So it was a key system and, because our birds are not as numerous as the US army, we invested massively in that.
Spectra is probably THE BEST ew suite in the world so far.