“India is doing a major recapitalization of a lot of defense equipment,” Albaugh said. “We’re talking about attack helicopters, heavy helicopters, ocean surveillance and attack airplanes. Eventually they are going have some interest in airborne early warning and control.”
P2P,I had a long talk with a Ex-US Naval Serviceman who has been on posts as high as an administrator of Destroyers and ASW ships. He has also been a part of the E-3 and E-2 programs and also been on various inspections with regards to the EUM monitoring team.
He has this to say:
I put him through a lot of questions. He answered well enough for me to understand that the EUM is simply a diplomatic nuisance put forward to satisfy the critics in the US. That's all. Ultimately all these inspections are simply formalities where the inspectors would just eat and drink with the hosts, look at some planes and leave.
The media has been misrepresenting the facts way too much. So, many countries buy US equipment without so much as a word. It was the anti-US LEFT in India which has been pressuring the UPA not to sign. Once the LEFT left, UPA is signing the agreement. Simple as that.
Wow, we frightened overlord Putin?:boast:
As far as I understand Jamming is used for Electronic countermeasures to evade the missiles and stop signals to the missile's guidance systems. The mechanism of jamming just scrambles with the signals and disables communication mechanisms. I don't understand how it lets hide the position. If some jamming is present, how does the radar signals effect? Moreover if the radar signals are significantly disturbed in a particular region, the whole idea of stealth is lost. As far as I understand active stealth is currently achieved only with plasma. Let me know if I am missing some thing here.Jamming lets you hide your position effectively. What you are talking about is Passive stealth. Stealth brought about by deflection or absorbtion of radar waves is passive.
Radars emit signals too. Simple example. Lets say you are shouting at somebody. The other person can hear you. Now lets say the other person starts shouting at you with the same intensity as you are. So, in this case, will you be able to understand the other and vice versa?As far as I understand Jamming is used for Electronic countermeasures to evade the missiles and stop signals to the missile's guidance systems. The mechanism of jamming just scrambles with the signals and disables communication mechanisms. I don't understand how it lets hide the position. If some jamming is present, how does the radar signals effect? Moreover if the radar signals are significantly disturbed in a particular region, the whole idea of stealth is lost. As far as I understand active stealth is currently achieved only with plasma. Let me know if I am missing some thing here.
i think most of these pictures are taken in afganistan where rafale has to take long hours Reconnaissance missions...You guys give Rafale too much credit. I want to caution you against going on looks alone. I have serious doubts about Rafale's combat radius without droptanks. You wanna know why? Because I almost never see Rafale without the droptanks. Its not normal for a 4th gen plane to haul so many tanks on virtually every mission.
Look for yourself. Google "Rafale", click on "images" and count how many photos you'll see of Rafale in the air and w/o droptanks.
Source, especially for SH and Viper.well the RCS of Rafale, EF, SH and Super viper are under 1m2,
No they are not. The SH has a big RCS, even from the front. What Boeing claims is a reduced RCS. Its like a Chinese claim. SH is not stealthy.the lowest forward rcs is a close call between the Rafale and SH,
Rafale RCS has not been revealed. SH is significantly higher. The Rafale and EF-2000 are way out of league of the SH in RCS reduction.Rafale is said to have rcs of 0.1m2 and SH is roughly the same.
Theoretically and Statistically, Yes. But, Not proven.coupled with their radars and Aim-120D, the SH and Super viper are still deadlier than the others, not to mention they readily fire a lot more weapons and do not require too much tweaking to make them deadly.
The EF-2000 carries a payload of 6.5tons. Low.in terms of air superiority though the Rafale and EF are much better aerodynamic performers, they still fall behind the SH in sheer fire ability, the SH can carry upto 12 A2A missiles in a single mission with upto 10 bvr missiles and 2 WVR missiles.
You just made this stuff up.moreover the SH is also less physically and technically demanding to fly.
I wont argue about cost of European weapons. Except for the fact that we have been buying a lot of European weapons since the early 80s.SH is also a much deadlier ground and maritime strike air craft deploying long range an cost effective weapons
This is not something special meant for the SH alone. Only LGBs can hit slow moving targets effectively. Many countries develop such weapons. We even used some in 1999.and many of them can hit moving targets out to very long ranges.
No its not. Its best in strike roles because of the AESA.in all 3 roles SH remains un-matched, furthermore it is also the mother of all multiroles playing both nearly full-scale awacs and tanker roles.