India’s Rafales are not Worth the Hype
It's different from the fan boy analysis. It's quite a reasonable article.India’s Rafales are not Worth the Hype
Originally it came from militarywatchmagazine as stated at the end of the article. Anyway militarywatchmagazine also has a number of comparisons between various PLAAF fighter and Rafale.India’s Rafales are not Worth the Hype
NEW OR USED?
Western countries are hoodwinking developing countries with overpriced weapons systems. This is the paint job on a supposedly brand new French Dassault Rafale fighter for the Indian Air Force on their arrival in India. Each aircraft has been sold by France to India at a package price of $242 million. The other theory is that this first batch of 5 Rafales for India are second-hand ex-French Air Force aircraft.
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Sorry but I don't buy this story. Paint job is the most fundamental of a product to be delivered. Even if the Indian doesn't mind that, the French will not do it. If Dassault delivered such a bad painting product to a customer, it will undermine their brand name.