Know Your 'Rafale'

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A country that is able to land a rover on the moon is able to produce a good and efficient fighter ! Never under estimate a potential ennemy, it may be your last big mistake.

China has a old habit to stole foreign know how. They are far from producing radical new design (as F22 on its time), but perfectly able to match mature design.
Even we landed a rover on moon but it was a hard landing, anyways we reached mars at the first attempt, make aircraft carriers locally in India, making 5th gen aircraft locally in India yet are unable to make small srms indiGenously. China’s engine problems are bigger than their fuselage problems, do you seriously believe a Chinese company made up FC-31 on their own? Even Lockheed Martin and Boeing need sctive support of USAF and DARPA. Avic the maker of FC-31 Claimed they made it independently and PLAF has nothing to do with the project. So they rely on stolen tech only.
 

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chinese products r like duplicates of actors,example a dupicate of Irfan khan or will smith can be similar to them but not the same same is the j20 and f35,j20 is severely unoptimized f35
 

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j20 is severely unoptimized f35
F35 is all but optimized. According to the own LM definition it fails to some 5th gen ettributes :
- not super cruising (because too fat).
- not agile (the F16 is the target, and F35 is smashed by a F16 with external tanks)
- Sensor fusion not operationnal (But it's only a matter of time.)
 

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F35 is all but optimized. According to the own LM definition it fails to some 5th gen ettributes :
- not super cruising (because too fat).
- not agile (the F16 is the target, and F35 is smashed by a F16 with external tanks)
- Sensor fusion not operationnal (But it's only a matter of time.)
i can agree with first and second but third oneee..do you hve any credible source?
 

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i can agree with first and second but third oneee..do you hve any credible source?
Just see what F35 can do today on air to ground mission : it can only release GPS guided bombs. ie it can't target a weapon on its own. A clue that all the electronic sub components are not dialoging together.
But I'm not afraid of that : it's only a question of time because they did it on other jet before (but maybe it's more difficult because the software is already 10 millions ligns heavy)
 

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India to induct second squadron of Rafale fighter jets soon: IAF

The Indian Air Force will induct the second squadron of Rafale fighter aircraft at Hashimara Air Force base in West Bengal in mid-April, said officials.


The Air Force would be moving fighter aircraft there in May. The training of the fighter pilots in France completing around the same time.

 
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India to induct second squadron of Rafale fighter jets soon: IAF

The Indian Air Force will induct the second squadron of Rafale fighter aircraft at Hashimara Air Force base in West Bengal in mid-April, said officials.


The Air Force would be moving fighter aircraft there in May. The training of the fighter pilots in France completing around the same time.

5 aircrafts in March 2021?
 

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Nice!
@Vincent_vannier
has the first public photo of an IAF Rafale with its air-to-air payload of
@byMBDA
Meteor and MICA missiles. The airframe seen here will likely be part of next batch that arrives in April.
 

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Are the India specific enhancements already done on the rafales being delivered or are they going to be done in india after delivery?
 

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Are the India specific enhancements already done on the rafales being delivered or are they going to be done in india after delivery?
The full indian package will be released on all the fleet with the delivery of the last unit.
As for now it is between F3R and the full indian package.
We can say theat the indian fleet is at a "F3R+" level.
 

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The full indian package will be released on all the fleet with the delivery of the last unit.
As for now it is between F3R and the full indian package.
We can say theat the indian fleet is at a "F3R+" level.
Can i tell me in more detail?
 

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