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Typhoons for India?

Old 9th Jan 2012, 05:48
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Typhoons for India?

Source IDRW Typhoon for MMRCA

As Decision on the winner of the MMRCA is coming closer , and India is expected to announce the winner by last last week of this month , there has been buzz of rumors around the countries military circles , we have been hearing some rumors from our sources , but we have to mention that nothing is confirmed and it still can be rumors and nothing more .

Since we are almost close to the big announcement in just two weeks time , we at idrw.org decided to put together all rumors which we have been hearing , so we like to again tell our readers that , this are just rumors and nothing official.

So who won the big contest ?

Well as per rumors , its Eurofighter !!

What happened to Rafale ?

As per Rumors , Rafale are cheaper to operate but spares are worth GOLD

Why Eurofighter ?

Again according to rumors been in circulation , it involved greater TOT and Weapons package was much cheaper compared to French arms package and also EADS willing to make India , Spares Hub for Eurofigther and Partner status .

But there has been another rumor that it will be Rafale , but it has been heard only from one source ,but Eurofigther winning has been heard from multiple source , we have just put together what rumors are been in circulation and we at idrw.org donít want to contribute to the rumor mill , so we have not mentioned other rumors . and we expect our readers not to take it seriously


Which one should win and why?

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Old 10th Jan 2012, 09:26
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Not sure which one should win, but I bet the one that will win is...

F-35
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 09:55
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Given that it's a straight fight between Typhoon & Rafale since April last year, I think F35 is off the plot......

Personally, given the potential for IAF/IN to use Rafale from land and off the new carriers, I'd think Rafale is in pole, although whether it would need modding to do STOBAR is unknown.

If they stick solely with MiGs for the IN, then Tiffy it may well be.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 10:09
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Mint: Govt to soon close deal for fighter jets

The two remaining contenders in the deal are likely to be called by the defence ministry on Thursday

New Delhi: The Eurofighter Typhoon may have emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) in the multi-billion dollar deal to procure 126 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF), according to people familiar with the matter.

Mint could not independently verify this.

The two remaining contenders in the deal are likely to be called by the defence ministry on Thursday, these people said on condition of anonymity.......
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