F-16s For the Indian Air force??????




 
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February 11th, 2005  
kotakk
 
 

Topic: F-16s For the Indian Air force??????


The IAF is planning to buy F-16s from the United States Government.
Weird!Cause India made a lot of noise about Usa selling them to Pakistan.
And USA was pretty apprehensive about selling anything to India.
February 11th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
Well, I would assume the Americans are trying to bring the Indians closer to them, and keep them away from Russia. also, what model of the F16 is it? Because the olderones arnt exactly top of the line anymore...
February 11th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

India is not Planning to Buy F-16's .............. they are one of the Contenders ............. India has Asked many Plane Makers including F-16's asking for details and their Offers.....Including Swedish Gripen fighter aircraft , Dassault Aviation's Mirage, New MiGs...... ones all the proposals will reach ..they will be evaluated and then one Contender will get the orders
Read here --> India to buy 126 new warplanes ( F-16 being Considered)


it's very Unlikely it will be F-16 .


Peace
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February 11th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
ah....well, there all good planes, and some are cheaper than the F16..
February 11th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
HI,

Quote:
HAL may produce F-16s in future

BANGALORE, DHNS:

US Aerospace major Lockheed Martin said on Thursday that the Indian Government�s request for information on the F-16 class of fighter was being considered by the US government and hoped to get a clearance at the earliest.
Company Regional Vice-President Dennys Plessas even expressed confidence that Lockheed Martin would, in a future scenario, take up joint production of F-16s with HAL.

He said that a team of US Naval officials will visit India next week to hold talks with the Indian Navy officials over sale of P-3C maritime surveillance aircraft. Lockheed Martin had signed a Technical Assessment Agreement with HAL for exchange of data on P-3C aircraft.

Source
Peace
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February 12th, 2005  
Sexybeast
 
f-16 will no doubt help to make india's airforce a better one,

but hope India's maintainance and training facilities can keep up with F-16
February 12th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

The IAF has short-listed four fighters F-16 (US), MiG 29 (Russia), Mirage-2000-5 (France) and Jas Grippen-39 (Sweden) for its planned acquisition of 126 aircraft. .................... Request for Information Sent to all the Vendors and awaiting resopnce .


F-16's in my View is a Very bad Choice for Indian AF...............

First problem is the Price

Second it's a Big Order 126 Aircrafts ......... Hindustan Auroneticals Limited (HAL) is vell versed with SU's and MIG's and Mirages ................buying a new aircraft in such huge numbers could take years for F-16's to be fully integrated into the IAF .......... even though HAL has said it Could start Producing F-16's in a very Short time if need be.

Best of the World Phobia sometimes leads into big problem........... best of the World might not be the best for you ........... you also have to consider your Condition not just the Air-Craft. ............... I very well Doubt that Lockheed Martin Would get this order.

But a few like 10 to 15 F-16's would be a good idea just to crete that Different Mix .

But never the less the Roesponce Shown By Lockheed Martin in this order and Also PC Orion to India ............ India For the First Time Placed US AirCfaft up on the Contenders list does show that the Two countries are Coming Together .


Peace
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February 13th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
No, the different mix idea seems to be poor. The amount of spare parts etc. and support you'll need for them won't be compatable with the other jets so it'd be a waste.
India should just carry on using MiGs or Mirages because their ground crew and pilots are so accustomed to using those aircraft.
February 14th, 2005  
MadeInChina
 
which brings it to the subject of variation of aircraft in an airfroce

if a counttry has too many vairations in aircraft designs and units, then spare parts, ammo, treatment even training is efected, which costs alot more than general-designed aircrafts that could carry out multi task
February 14th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Basically you want to be consistent in terms of makes or country of origin. Those airplanes, even if highly different, tend to have some general principles that they share in common. It'll take far less time to train crews for maintenance and usage.
South Korea's adoption of the F-15 is a sound logistical decision (as well as a political one) because the F-15 and the F-16 use the same engine, and South Korea builds F-16 parts... I think including the engines.