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Guess what now guys… BAF chief went to Russia to visit sukhoi production line and flight test sukhoi fighter 🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻
we’re back to square one? If we aren’t, why does he have to go there to evaluate. Could do evaluation in that air show they’ve been talking about.

anyways. We’re bonded in this clusterfuck forever
 

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Guess what now guys… BAF chief went to Russia to visit sukhoi production line and flight test sukhoi fighter 🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻
we’re back to square one? If we aren’t, why does he have to go there to evaluate. Could do evaluation in that air show they’ve been talking about.

anyways. We’re bonded in this clusterfuck forever
he'll be visiting the Mil helicopter factory so it could be about attack helos.
I'm hopeful about the Defence dialogue with the UK , BD will have this year. Americans have done us a big favour by introducing CATSAA.
 

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Can overcome it if we flip against China though. Just like india
S-400 and subs are the only things worth getting from Russia(better western alternatives exist for other weapons ) and those are too high profile to the point where the EU+US might not like it.

Bro no need to flip against anyone though , lets keep a low profile only flip when necessary. It's good to have options we don't have to gamble (maybe there's a better word for it) like our foolish neighbours have done.

some ppl on the internet said that BKZ was in favour of giving a logistical naval base to the US , it could be some conspiracy theory idk.
 
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if some countries buy Russian arms , they will get sanctioned like Turkey

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Turkey is a NATO member. yet, Erdogan dared to betray the NATO allies and bought Russian missiles, probably S-400. So, Turkey is under talk-only sanction for now.

But BD with a poor record of manufacturing any weapons may be a different story.

BD remains a poor country to buy expensive American weapons. But America is asking BD to buy from them. BD may comply with it because its exports to America are more than $6billion. So, there must be reciprocity. However, no one knows what BD will buy.
 

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Turkey is a NATO member. yet, Erdogan dared to betray the NATO allies and bought Russian missiles, probably S-400. So, Turkey is under talk-only sanction for now.

But BD with a poor record of manufacturing any weapons may be a different story.

BD remains a poor country to buy expensive American weapons. But America is asking BD to buy from them. BD may comply with it because its exports to America are more than $6billion. So, there must be reciprocity. However, no one knows what BD will buy.
American jets are cheaper than Russian in the long run (except for f-35) , and cheaper than european alternatives to procure because of economies of scale. Bd can afford F-16V.

Russian/Eastern fighters require heavy maintenance (like indian su-30mki that has a vey low availability rate) and have to sit in the hanger most of the time. They are less fuel efficient (this is by design to have high TWR). Western engines have have longer lives and require less overhauls throughout their service life.
 

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Turkey is a NATO member. yet, Erdogan dared to betray the NATO allies and bought Russian missiles, probably S-400. So, Turkey is under talk-only sanction for now.

But BD with a poor record of manufacturing any weapons may be a different story.

BD remains a poor country to buy expensive American weapons. But America is asking BD to buy from them. BD may comply with it because its exports to America are more than $6billion. So, there must be reciprocity. However, no one knows what BD will buy.
American jets are cheaper than Russian in the long run (except for f-35) , and cheaper than european alternatives to procure because of economies of scale. Bd can afford F-16V.
F-16V seems like a not-so-distant possibility for BAF. Indonesian Air Force is planning to get two squadrons of F-16 Block 70/72 (or F16V).

When it comes to air-support defence, you gotta spend money, going cheap on air-support would be foolhardy.

MiG 29's used to be cheap. The newer MiG-35 not so much.

F16V upper end costs $35 Million apiece (all inclusive), The Mig-35 is around $30 Million a copy.

And forget about Su-35s. Out of sight.

US also offers Hercs with refueling capability and there are few comparable options for BAF. Those Hercs are foundational utility backbones for any airforce.

I don't think we are getting Apaches though. Turkish T129s are a more plausible option (once they sort out the local engine production thing).
 
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F-16V seems like a not-so-distant possibility for BAF. Indonesian Air Force is planning to get two squadrons of F-16 Block 70/72 (or F16V).

When it comes to air-support defence, you gotta spend money, going cheap on air-support would be foolhardy.

MiG 29's used to be cheap. The newer MiG-35 not so much.

F16V upper end costs $35 Million apiece (all inclusive), The Mig-35 is around $30 Million a copy.
F 16 V I believe will be around 70-90 million USD. 35 million USD per plane is only for planes like T 50 Golden Eagle from Korea.

We are not yet deciding which fighters we are going to buy at this 2021-2024 period, but the amount of foreign loan that has been approved is just 1.1 billion USD. We are going to buy the planes using foreign loan

 
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Nothing to do with BAF.

But Enjoy!

IRIAF is the only operator of the Persian Cats in the world with the highest air combat kills.


Iranian Air Ace Jalil Zandi – 11 Aerial Victories. Highest-Scoring Pilot ever on F-14 Tomcat


Nothing to do with BAF.

But Enjoy!

Brig. General Jalil Zandi was a fighter pilot in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force who served during all of the Iran–Iraq War. His combat record qualifies him as one of the most successful pilot of that conflict in air-to-air combat, as well as one of the best Iranian Aces ever. It also made him the highest-scoring pilot in the history of the F-14 Tomcat.

Eight Years of Action – Many Times Single Handed


For the next eight years Jalil Zandi was in constant combat against the MiGs and Mirages of the Iraqi Air Force. He was flying the ever-shrinking operational force of F-14 Tomcat fighters, as the United States refused to ship replacement parts, missiles, or weapons for the Tomcat. By 1986 the operational strength of the Iranian Tomcat fighter wing had dropped from 80 to 25. Jalil often had to engage much larger swarms of enemy fighters that vastly outnumbered him. He was tasked primarily with defending Iranian oil fields. He sometimes had to engage nearly the entire Iraqi squadron, but he brought down many enemy MiGs without mercy.



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IRIAF is the only operator of the Persian Cats in the world with the highest air combat kills.


Iranian Air Ace Jalil Zandi – 11 Aerial Victories. Highest-Scoring Pilot ever on F-14 Tomcat



Brig. General Jalil Zandi was a fighter pilot in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force who served during all of the Iran–Iraq War. His combat record qualifies him as one of the most successful pilot of that conflict in air-to-air combat, as well as one of the best Iranian Aces ever. It also made him the highest-scoring pilot in the history of the F-14 Tomcat.

Eight Years of Action – Many Times Single Handed


For the next eight years Jalil Zandi was in constant combat against the MiGs and Mirages of the Iraqi Air Force. He was flying the ever-shrinking operational force of F-14 Tomcat fighters, as the United States refused to ship replacement parts, missiles, or weapons for the Tomcat. By 1986 the operational strength of the Iranian Tomcat fighter wing had dropped from 80 to 25. Jalil often had to engage much larger swarms of enemy fighters that vastly outnumbered him. He was tasked primarily with defending Iranian oil fields. He sometimes had to engage nearly the entire Iraqi squadron, but he brought down many enemy MiGs without mercy.



anil chopra, air power asia, Iranian Air ace. Jalil Zandi
Man how are you guys keeping them operation now. Mental
 

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IRIAF is the only operator of the Persian Cats in the world with the highest air combat kills.


Iranian Air Ace Jalil Zandi – 11 Aerial Victories. Highest-Scoring Pilot ever on F-14 Tomcat



Brig. General Jalil Zandi was a fighter pilot in the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force who served during all of the Iran–Iraq War. His combat record qualifies him as one of the most successful pilot of that conflict in air-to-air combat, as well as one of the best Iranian Aces ever. It also made him the highest-scoring pilot in the history of the F-14 Tomcat.

Eight Years of Action – Many Times Single Handed


For the next eight years Jalil Zandi was in constant combat against the MiGs and Mirages of the Iraqi Air Force. He was flying the ever-shrinking operational force of F-14 Tomcat fighters, as the United States refused to ship replacement parts, missiles, or weapons for the Tomcat. By 1986 the operational strength of the Iranian Tomcat fighter wing had dropped from 80 to 25. Jalil often had to engage much larger swarms of enemy fighters that vastly outnumbered him. He was tasked primarily with defending Iranian oil fields. He sometimes had to engage nearly the entire Iraqi squadron, but he brought down many enemy MiGs without mercy.



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Yes, very impressive.

Also, its extremely impressive how Iran has managed to keep her fleet flying.

IMO, this type of capability is evidence of why Israel is obsessed with Iran.
 

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