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Old February 17th, 2017   #301
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Just curious about the turnaround time for fighter jets to land get quick service and take off during wartime.
Gripes Ng for instance has 10 mins turnaround time.
Anybody knows for other jets like F35, F16, F/A 18, Rafale, Ef typhoon, SU30mki, Chinese jets, Mig 29, F22.
Ten minutes for rearming, refueling, and quick checkout seems too short for any fast jet, especially carrier jets like the F-18, Rafale, and F-35C.
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An interesting report on the SAP EW wingtip pods on Sukhoi's.

EXCLUSIVE: How A Secretive DRDO Lab Is Saving The IAF Su-30MKI | Livefist

It basicly says, those Russian SAP pods was not entire compatible with the onboard MKI EW systems.
The pods was also too heavy for the IAF taste. Degrading the performance of the jet.

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The report also mention the reluctance of Russia in sharing software codes with India.
I think this is a little unfair. Why should Russia be any better vs US and UK F-35 program?

If India request codes from Russia, it has to be done under a stand alone contract deal.
In short, if any sharing can be done at all, it would include serious amount of $$$ changing hands through a contract.

Its the same issue with PakFa and FGFA program between Russia and India.
There is a limit to how much Russia want to share.
Russias own R/D pool is through their own workshops and their their own ingenuety, funding and research effort. You just don't give it away.
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https://m.lenta.ru/news/2017/02/15/al41/

UAC is pushing heavily on 117S for Super MKI upgrade.
It would require some re-shaping of Airduct.
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Is pushing for another single engine fighter the way to go . How about the Indian air force looking at the Su-34 giving that the interdiction role then retasking the Su-30's towards air defence
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Is pushing for another single engine fighter the way to go . How about the Indian air force looking at the Su-34 giving that the interdiction role then retasking the Su-30's towards air defence
Well I would order Su-34 for Brahmos strike role as well as ane Jammer support role.

That way you would not need to upgrade MKI fleet for Brahmos
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Looks like India might be getting the last C-17A 'Whitetail', see below:

http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales...sport-aircraft

I kept wondering who would eventually snap it up.
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