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 will get FOC, when all remaining points shall be solved. But as I mentioned earlier, moreover of particular techs and weapons, the bottom specs are very comparable between LCA and Gripen, but with an apparent hole to Rafale.
it is fairly another matter that a subsequent order for LCA MK2+ isn’t just likely, but very possible and this is obvious to anybody who has even somewhat understanding of how IAF works. however let’s ignore that for … Read moreContinue Reading