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'For heaven's sake, don't buy Russian MiG-35'

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  1. GORKHALI

    GORKHALI SENIOR MEMBER

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    For heaven's sake, ultimately whichever aircraft you finally choose,please, please do not buy the Russian MiG-35 is the plea from strategic affairs expert Ashley Tellis to the government of India with regard to the $11 billion deal for 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft that the European, Russian and American manufacturers are vying for. Both in his report released recently titled 'Dogfight! India's Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Decision,' and during the interaction that followed its release, Tellis -- Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace -- pilloried the Russian aircraft saying it was the'weakest of the contenders'. 'It does not have the sensor suites that the Indian Air Force would like to see,' he said, adding, 'It brings no new weapons to the game from an Indian Air Force point of view.

    'MiG-35's mission performance
    traditionally has been horrible' While acknowledging that 'it is a decent airplane, where the
    aerodynamic effectiveness is
    concerned', Tellis argued, 'there are no order of magnitude improvements and its mission performance in terms of readiness, maintenance traditionally has been horrible.' "And, I am not sure that the Russians have figured out how to build a machine that is really efficient in terms of spending more time in the air rather than spending moretime in maintenance," he
    said. Thus,Tellis predicted confidently that"the Indian Air
    Force is unlikely to think of the MiG-35 as essentially the answer to its problems." 'IAF appears less-than- enthusiastic about the MiG-35 for many reasons' In his report, the erstwhile Bush Administration official, who is well plugged in to both the Obama administration and the Manmohan Singh government,noted that the IAF had told him that the MiG-29 like its predecessor the MiG 21, "though a forgiving airplane,has poor handling qualities and terrible cockpit ergonomics." Thus Tellis argued that "whether the new engines and digital engines controls on the MiG-35 will liberate it from the angle of attack limitation.[​IMG]
     
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    Ok we wont buy it.:coffee:
     
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    your request granted:agree:
     
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    just a comment from frustruated US lobbyist....
     
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    whats with this strange word formatting.. its impossible to read if its posted like this...

    i thought it was a poem or something..:undecided:
     
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    :lol: he is a Senior Associate wit the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and he's talking about which fighter planes India should buy.
     
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    Bigoren FULL MEMBER

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    Why not?India need Mig-35 more than F35 or F/A-18.
     
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    ----why so ???-- Please elaborate...:pop:
     
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    No we dnt we have Mig29k and Mig29SMT so no need of Mig35


    We dnt even need su35BM

    We just need EF or F18SH
     
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    Mig-35 is an excellent fighter with new systems but not fully developed. And India don't need other's advice which aircraft to choose or not to choose.

    BTW Mig-35 not gonna win this.
     
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    US lobbying...

    Please reformat the opening post.
     
  12. GORKHALI

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    sorry buddy!! Posted from mobile... :sad:
     
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    amaricans even made fun on SU-30MKI at red flag excercise...

    did amaricans ever like russian weapons ?
     
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    Mig 25 has a low thrust to weight ratio compared to the EF or Rafale.
     
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    what is most important a decade from now and what should India save its monies for ? 4th gen aircraft or 5th gen? if you are of sane mind then F 18 is the buy you make.