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F-15 is undoubtedly one of the best fighter jets ever made. But to achieve it's incredible performance doesn't the F-15 require constant diligent care by highly skilled technicians? Is that correct? If it is then would the IAF be able to provide the needed care?

The US has the necessary highly skilled technicians because the USA has greaser gear heads in abundance. Greased Lighting.
 

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F-15 is undoubtedly one of the best fighter jets ever made. But to achieve it's incredible performance doesn't the F-15 require constant diligent care by highly skilled technicians? Is that correct? If it is then would the IAF be able to provide the needed care?

I think it is probably beyond any air force to train competent pilots and technicians on 7-8 different fighter types from 5 different countries with 5 different operating philosophies. Yes, they can train them but will IAF technicians, logistics and advanced pilot training on Rafales be as good as France? It's F-15 crews and systems as good as US. No way.
 

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I think it is probably beyond any air force to train competent pilots and technicians on 7-8 different fighter types from 5 different countries with 5 different operating philosophies. Yes, they can train them but will IAF technicians, logistics and advanced pilot training on Rafales be as good as France? It's F-15 crews and systems as good as US. No way.
Yes. Now you make me wonder if maintenance might become part of the package. Lots of jobs for US techies, HUGE money for Boeing and the US plus Indians won't have to worry about jets falling out of the sky because of poor maintenance. Just use the things.
 

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F-15EX gets eaten alive by J-20. It has no RCS reduction measure to speak of. In fact, F-15 has bigger RCS than Su-27. IAF Su-30MKI has smaller RCS than F-15EX. Hell, even US don't want F-15EX. No foreign country wants it either.
 

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Boeing India has been cleared by the US government to pitch its F-15EX platform for the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) medium multirole combat aircraft requirement, company officials revealed ahead of the Aero India 2021 exhibition at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore from 3-5 February.

The IAF is seeking 114 medium combat aircraft at a programme cost of up to US$18 billion. Originally developed for the US Air Force (USAF), Boeing’s F-15EX will be the most advanced variant of the F-15 Eagle family featuring the Raytheon AN/APG-82(V)1 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCP II) mission computer, BAE Systems Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS), digitised cockpit and fly-by-wire controls, as well as two additional underwing weapons stations.

The company is also marketing its F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet to the Indian Navy, highlighting the two-seat platform’s carrier-operations pedigree and its compatibility with the service’s current and future aircraft carriers – which are equipped with ski-jumps. The type successfully concluded ski-jump tests from a purpose-built ramp at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

Other platforms being considered by India include the Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-21 (an enhanced variant of the F-16), Mikoyan MiG-35 and Saab Gripen E.

Boeing’s drive to expand its footprint in the Indian defence ecosystem will also be underpinned by its proposed Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub initiative, that envisions “a competitive MRO [maintenance, repair and overhaul] ecosystem for engineering, maintenance, skilling, repair and sustainment services of defence and commercial aircraft”,

India’s aerospace industry is persevering through the global pandemic, which has brought significant challenges. The nation’s fundamental growth drivers remain resilient and robust, making India an attractive business destination globally, and Boeing is committed to the advancement of India’s aerospace industry,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India. “We are excited about the potential for partnership and growth in India and look forward to the dialogue with our customers, partners and industry at Aero India 2021.”

The company is expected to deliver three P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy this year, and is setting up new infrastructure at the navy’s INS Rajali facility near Arakkonam to support the service’s growing P-8I fleet. India acquired 12 of these long-range aircraft in two separate deals worth over a cumulative US$3 billion.

Boeing is also contracted for 28 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters – 22 for the IAF and six for the army. The army helicopters are expected to enter production this year, with the aerostructures manufactured locally by Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited facility and then sent to the United States for systems integration.
 
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Boeing India has been cleared by the US government to pitch its F-15EX platform for the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) medium multirole combat aircraft requirement, company officials revealed ahead of the Aero India 2021 exhibition at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore from 3-5 February.


The IAF is seeking 114 medium combat aircraft at a programme cost of up to US$18 billion. Originally developed for the US Air Force (USAF), Boeing’s F-15EX will be the most advanced variant of the F-15 Eagle family featuring the Raytheon AN/APG-82(V)1 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, Advanced Display Core Processor II (ADCP II) mission computer, BAE Systems Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS), digitised cockpit and fly-by-wire controls, as well as two additional underwing weapons stations.

The company is also marketing its F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet to the Indian Navy, highlighting the two-seat platform’s carrier-operations pedigree and its compatibility with the service’s current and future aircraft carriers – which are equipped with ski-jumps. The type successfully concluded ski-jump tests from a purpose-built ramp at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.


Other platforms being considered by India include the Dassault Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed Martin F-21 (an enhanced variant of the F-16), Mikoyan MiG-35 and Saab Gripen E.

Boeing’s drive to expand its footprint in the Indian defence ecosystem will also be underpinned by its proposed Boeing India Repair Development and Sustainment (BIRDS) hub initiative, that envisions “a competitive MRO [maintenance, repair and overhaul] ecosystem for engineering, maintenance, skilling, repair and sustainment services of defence and commercial aircraft”,

India’s aerospace industry is persevering through the global pandemic, which has brought significant challenges. The nation’s fundamental growth drivers remain resilient and robust, making India an attractive business destination globally, and Boeing is committed to the advancement of India’s aerospace industry,” said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India. “We are excited about the potential for partnership and growth in India and look forward to the dialogue with our customers, partners and industry at Aero India 2021.”


The company is expected to deliver three P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy this year, and is setting up new infrastructure at the navy’s INS Rajali facility near Arakkonam to support the service’s growing P-8I fleet. India acquired 12 of these long-range aircraft in two separate deals worth over a cumulative US$3 billion.


Boeing is also contracted for 28 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters – 22 for the IAF and six for the army. The army helicopters are expected to enter production this year, with the aerostructures manufactured locally by Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited facility and then sent to the United States for systems integration.
No one‘s interested in US aircrafts in Indian Airforce and that too a Heavy weight fighter.
 
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May be IN considering F/A 18 E/F block-3 to their carriers???, and F/A 18 E/F block 3 is medium weight jet
Maybe a few F/A-18E Super Hornet Block-III would be leased as a stop gap for our indigenous TEDBF for our Second aircraft carrier that will be commissioned this year.
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As our INS Vikramaditya is operational with MiG-29Ks
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And now that our second Aircraft carrier is almost complete, it will be inducted this year hence I strongly feel as new Super Hornets would be leased for 5-10 years as they will cost less to operate, all maintenance will be taken care by Boeing, and will be delivered in a short time.
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As after the INS Vikrant gets commissioned then there will be a huge shortage of Fighter aircrafts, and hence leasing is the only option.

As by 2032 we may have a 3rd carrier inducted making total Indian Navy Aircraft carrier strength to 3 and the third one will be a 65000 tonne carrier compared to the 45000 tonne INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant hence for the third carrier more than 40 fighters will be needed hence around 120 of Indigenous TEDBF would be required to fulfill the aircraft needs on all three carriers in future.
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Maybe a few F/A-18E Super Hornet Block-III would be leased as a stop gap for our indigenous TEDBF for our Second aircraft carrier that will be commissioned this year.
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As our INS Vikramaditya is operational with MiG-29Ks
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And now that our second Aircraft carrier is almost complete, it will be inducted this year hence I strongly feel as new Super Hornets would be leased for 5-10 years as they will cost less to operate, all maintenance will be taken care by Boeing, and will be delivered in a short time.
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As after the INS Vikrant gets commissioned then there will be a huge shortage of Fighter aircrafts, and hence leasing is the only option.

As by 2032 we may have a 3rd carrier inducted making total Indian Navy Aircraft carrier strength to 3 and the third one will be a 65000 tonne carrier compared to the 45000 tonne INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant hence for the third carrier more than 40 fighters will be needed hence around 120 of Indigenous TEDBF would be required to fulfill the aircraft needs on all three carriers in future.
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Your TEDBF jet is long way to go and will not come before 2028-2030 time frame
 

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I know that, thats why I feel Indian Navy will lease around 40 F/A-18E Super Hornet Block-III this year as a stop gap to our indigenous fighter.
"Maybe a few F/A-18E Super Hornet Block-III would be leased as a stop gap for our indigenous TEDBF for our Second aircraft carrier that will be commissioned this year."
 
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I know that, thats why I feel Indian Navy will lease around 40 F/A-18E Super Hornet Block-III this year as a stop gap to our indigenous fighter.
do you have any source that you're LEASING F/A-18E Super Hornet Block-III in this year, do any official source from India or from USA???
A few aircrafts don’t make up a carrier
And 40 are not few but decent quantity
 

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