That leaves the three European contenders: the Eurofighter (from a four-nation consortium), the Dasault Rafale (from france) and the Saab Gripen (Sweden). Every of them put up a superb display of high-pace aerobatics, performing loops, barrel rolls, and spells of inverted flying that clearly pushed the boundaries of the aircrafts’ flight envelopes. Actually he mentioned that LCA MK1 is just not yet a 4th gen fighter, but that it will be one when it gets FOC, when all remaining points shall be solved. However as I mentioned earlier, moreover of particular techs and weapons, the base specs are very comparable between LCA and Gripen, however with an obvious hole to Rafale.
As regards high-heavy, given IAF faces tons of of heavy aircraft such because the J-eleven, Su-27, Su-30, and now even the J-20 and so on – it has every proper to resolve its power composition. HAL can be making MRCAs but the Sukhoi line will likely be coming to an end so there shall be room for the MK2 collection manufacturing to prove more plane per year. The IAF fairly clearly needs a multi-function aircraft with emphasis on efficiency since avionics are in flux mostly and will be specifically … Read more