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India’s Rafales are not Worth the Hype


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has paid a package price of $242 million per fighter – making it the most costly in the world – 50% more than the American F-35A and 41% more than the F-15QA valuing all three in terms of export package prices .....

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It's different from the fan boy analysis. It's quite a reasonable article.
 

caudaceus

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India’s Rafales are not Worth the Hype


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has paid a package price of $242 million per fighter – making it the most costly in the world – 50% more than the American F-35A and 41% more than the F-15QA valuing all three in terms of export package prices .....

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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.

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Ultimately, it seems that the magazine is pessimistic with Rafale though
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ougoah

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Wow 50% more than F-35 export package deal and 40% more than the latest and best F-15 (Qatari model) again export price for oil rich Qatar. Indians are being ripped a third new one by the French this time and the paint job's already chipping away. Indians are already making up fake reasons, I see photoshop being a popular one on twitter.
 

timepass

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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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timepass

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Indian Air Force is set to acquire 21 'surplus' Mig-29 air frames from Russia to revive a new squadron. However, the issues of poor maintainance and questionable quality controls are still persistent in IAF. These issues have primarily contributed to the 'achievement' of high crash rate of every fighter aircraft type within IAF.
Known as the "Falcon Hunter" in IAF for some unreasonable reasons, The following infograph shows the crashes of IAF Mig-29 Fulcrum to this date.

Note: Indian Navy Mig-29K not included in the list.



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SteelBird

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Compare the finishing on Indian Rafales to the French aircraft.
Either it's emergency delivery of old stock or they were painted in a Rickshaw work shop.


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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.
 

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