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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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Russia has been pushing hard for India to commit to the joint development and purchase of the PAK FA for some years now to no avail. After the IAF got a closer look at the Russian offer, they came out with a long laundry list of deficiencies which the Russians either brushed off as inconsequential or already remedied.
Now it appears that the IAF no longer think it's worth pursuing due to serious technological flaws.

China recently declared the J-20 operational so the capability gap with their rival has widened. Hopefully the IG decides soon on which single-engine jet to acquire ie. Gripen or Viper to go along with their Flankers and Rafales but may have to rethink next generation fighter strategy.

https://www.defensenews.com/air/2017...m-with-russia/
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Doesn't look like Tejas is quite what the IAF is after:

Tejas far behind competitors, not enough to protect Indian skies: IAF

The article seems to confirm what I'd been thinking for a while, that the Tejas is too small and has too low a fuel fraction to be viable in IAF hands.
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