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Malaysia select Gripen for its new generation fighter.

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  1. Major Shaitan Singh

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    As Malaysia listed the Swedish-made Gripen multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) as one of its possible choices for its new generation fighter jets, Saab, the manufacturer of the aircraft, is harping on its long-term cost effectiveness. Saab media relations manager Peter Liander said the cost of the whole life cycle of its MRCA in terms of maintenance, operations and flying was more effective as compared to other MRCA of its class.

    Generally, potential buyers should not just look at the buying price only, but also the cost for its whole life cycle," he told Bernama at the Defense and Security 2012 exhibition here

    Malaysia is considering replacing its ageing 10 Russian-made MiG-29 aircraft of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) as the service period of the fighter jet had ended and needed to be replaced.

    Apart from Gripen, others such as European-made Eurofighter Typhoon, American-made FA-18 Super Hornet and Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 were reported to be under the Malaysian Defence Ministry's radar for consideration, too.

    Previously, Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zahid Hamidi had mentioned that the purchase of the new fighter jet would depend on the government's financial capability.

    Without disclosing the price of Gripen as it depends on the specification needs of the respective country, Liander said the company had succeeded in producing fighter jets with high performance at low cost.

    Gripen is currently in the inventory of air forces of Sweden, South Africa, Hungary, Czech Republic and Thailand, as well as a test pilot school in the United Kingdom.

    "Generally, they get what they need at competitive prices," said Liander.

    As Gripen had made its debut in this region through the procurement of the new generation fighter jets by Thailand, the company was eyeing to further spread its wings in this region.

    "Thailand could be an important reference on Gripen in this region as the country took delivery of six aircrafts early last year, and another six next year," said Liander.

    According to defence industry record, Asean's 10 south east Asian nations defence procurement totalled about US$25 billion (about RM75 billion) annually.

    On the Thailand front, Liander said, the company was in partnership with a local manufacturer to produce data link systems as part of its technology transfer programme
     
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    I hope that they would going to join in the Program that will save a lot of money. Although the Grippen NG looks perfect but if they are going to include some features that would going to enhance its performance even more like:
    1. Extensive use of Composites.
    2. DSI
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    So it would be like a super Grippen NG. I hope they will going to take measures like these.
     
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    gripen is less expensive than other in the list
     
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    I think they should try to go for Rafale :P
     
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    Wrong! Going for the JF-17Block-IIs are much better than anything else or even J-10B are better.
     
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    do these come with aamrams?
     
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    "Apart from Gripen, others such as European-made Eurofighter Typhoon, American-made FA-18 Super Hornet and Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 were reported to be under the Malaysian Defence Ministry's radar for consideration, too."

    So till now nothing is selected


    Wrong title please change it
     
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    If the Malasian Government has chosen Gripens, its a wonderful choice. Its a good machine for the price/piece.
    Congrats to the Malasian Air Force.
     
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    @ Nishan 101.....I don't think that Malaysia will ever go for any Chineese combat Aircraft....forget about Malaysia Except of Burma non of the Asean countries will go for chineese Combat Aircraft...
     
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    why would you say that they are proving themself to be a good producer of WAR MACHINES, though they lag behind US and Russia, sure they have studied the subsystems of the Russians and have developed thier own systems.
     
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    They didn't get AMRAAMs on the Hornets they are currently operating. Not impossible to acquire, but it takes time.
     
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    Gripen's lack the range that its larger contemporaries offer... apart from payload.
     
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    XIV)SWITZERLAND, LEAKED EVALUATION REPORT:

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    It is worth noting that the Air Policing mission, although important, is a quite low risk mission. In more challenging Air to Air task such as OCA or DCA missions where the target can be highly dangerous and where ECM/RCS become of primary relevance, the Rafale seems to prevail with a more comfortable margin.
    http://kovy.free.fr/temp/rafale/pdf/12332.pdf
    http://lignesdedefense.blogs.ouest-france.fr/files/rapport suisse.pdf
    Rafale News: Switzerland, Evaluation report quick analysis

    RAFALE rules boss only Su 35 is 4.5 ++ gen fighter that can challenge rafale :enjoy:
     
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    So it means that our JF-17s are still better than Grippen and even the F-16s Block-52 and upgraded ones are better which were once supposed to be less capable than JAS-39s.
     
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    do u have any eye disorder my friend how does it means JF 17 better than gripen:D